Restaurant manager alleges assault by policeman

first_imgA restaurant manager at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station was allegedly thrashed by a Delhi policeman over delay in delivery of ordered food items on Thursday night.The accused policeman, Assistant Sub-Inspector Mukesh Kumar, has been suspended with immediate effect, said DCP (Railways) Harinder Singh.In a video released by the victim, Shivam Thukral, who works as a senior manager with a restaurant at the railway station, alleged that at 8.25 p.m. he received a call from the SHO of Government Railway Police, Parveen Yadav, ordering food for free. He said he recorded the conversation.“At 8.45 p.m., I handed over all the ordered food items to a constable sent by the SHO. However, ASI Mukesh Kumar [posted at the GRP station] kept calling me repeatedly and I failed to answer his calls as I was busy attending to other customers,” said Mr. Thukral.A little later, another policeman arrived at the restaurant and asked Mr. Thukral to go to the police station immediately. “When I went to the GRP station, Mukesh Kumar slapped me and beat me with a stick. He handcuffed me and threatened that if I refuse to take his calls next time, he will again thrash me. He kept me at the station for an hour before letting me go with a warning,” said the victim.Mr. Thukral claimed he had to run from pillar to post to get his complaint registered. “After a day-long struggle, I managed to meet an Assistant Commissioner of Police and filed a complaint, but the police have not given me a copy of it,” he said.“I will again try to meet the DCP as he was busy in a meeting today [Friday]. I am determined to register an FIR in the case because I have never felt so humiliated in my whole life,” said Mr. Thukral.A senior police officer said a departmental inquiry has been ordered into the complaint. The allegations will be verified by examining call recordings, CCTV footage of the restaurant and the police station.last_img read more


first_imgA Pierce, Nebraska woman accused of kidnapping her newborn son from a Norfolk hospital has been sentenced to prison.34-year-old Lacee Tuttle was sentenced to one year for violating a custody order and 90 days for negligent child abuse.Tuttle pleaded guilty last month after prosecutors dropped a kidnapping count.Authorities say Tuttle tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana while at the hospital, which is why custody of her child was given to a state agency.Judge Mark Johnson ruled the sentences are to be served at the same time but begin after Tuttle serves another 180 days for unrelated convictions of theft and intentional child abuse.Court records say Tuttle had a little girl with her when she was caught shoplifting from a store on those charges.last_img read more

New Member Benefits: SportsPass release

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is delighted to announce a new initiative and exciting partnership with SportsPass. The relationship with SportsPass extends the benefits of affiliation for TFA and associated states, regions and affiliates and delivers on various TFA Strategic Plan 2011-15 objectives. This relationship provides an improved value proposition for you, and your members – who will now be able to access special deals, cheaper rates and bonuses. SportsPass is a dedicated member benefits program for Australian sporting associations and clubs that adds value to club memberships, whilst also providing a new funding source for Australian sport through the sale of the Supporter Cards. Firstly, members and supporters of participating associations and clubs benefit by having access to instant rewards from hundreds of participating SportsPass partners, through the ‘I am a member’ and ‘I am a supporter’ cards. For more information, please click on the attached media release and SportsPass information booklet.Related Filessportspass_media_release_april_2015-pdfsportspass_information_booklet_april_2015-pdfRelated LinksSportsPass Releaselast_img read more

Rishabh Pant hits 73 not out, KL Rahul finds form as India A beat England Lions

first_img Rajarshi Gupta ThiruvananthapuramJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 17:38 IST KL Rahul scored 42 in his 2nd match since his suspension over Koffee with Karan controversy was lifted. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant scored 73 not out off 76 balls as India A beat England Lions on TuesdayKL Rahul found some form after the Koffee with Karan controversy and scored 42Shardul Thakur took four wickets for India AKL Rahul scored 42 off 77 balls as India A beat England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Chasing 222 to win, Rahul found form after the Koffee with Karan controversy.KL Rahul was suspended along with Hardik Pandya after their controversial statements on chat show Koffee with Karan. The pair was asked to return home before the ODI series began earlier in January. However, the Indian board later decided to lift the suspensions pending the appointment of an ombudsman.While Pandya flew out to New Zealand picked 2 for 45 in India’s series-clinching victory on Monday, KL Rahul stayed back to play for India A. He, however, managed only 13 in his first game after returning from suspension.KL Rahul was part of the Indian squad for the Test series in Australia. But he was dropped after the first two matches following scores of 2, 44, 2 and 0. He returned for the New Year’s Test in Sydnet but got out for 9 in the only innings India batted.Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant, sent back home to hone his finishing skills, gave a fine exhibition of his talent. Pant was the second highest scorer in the Test series in Austraia after Cheteshwar Pujara but he was not named in the ODI squad for the series against the Aussies and New Zealand.Ravi Shastri said the team wanted Pant to polish his finishing skills and insisted he was in reckoning for a World Cup berth.Against England Lions, Pant walked in to bat at No.5 and added crucial runs for Deepak Hooda for the fifth wicket. Pant took his time to get going and was happy for Hooda to play the aggressor as he built his innings smartly.advertisementPant has often been guilty of playing too many shots too early but he showed gradual improvement during the Test series Down Under.Both Pant and Hooda finished not out as the highest scorers in the Indian innings, having scored 73 and 47, respectively.Earlier, Shardul Thakur took a four-wicket haul while Rahul Chahar took two wickets to restrict England Lions to 221 for 8.India A had already sealed the five-match series with a 60-run win on Sunday.Also Read | Hardik, Rahul were gracious when I apologised: Karan Johar tells India Today at DavosAlso Read | KL Rahul scores 13 on return but India A win series with 60-run win over England LionsAlso Read | Glad Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspensions were lifted: Rahul DravidFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow Rishabh PantFollow Deepak HoodaFollow Shardul ThakurFollow India AFollow England Lions Rishabh Pant hits 73 not out, KL Rahul finds form as India A beat England LionsKL Rahul scored 42, Rishabh Pant made 73 not out while Shardul Thakur took four wickets as India A defeated England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram.advertisementlast_img read more

Navdeep Saini relives dream debut, reveals Virat Kohli’s role in Kieron Pollard dismissal

first_imgNavdeep Saini relives dream debut, reveals Virat Kohli’s role in Kieron Pollard dismissalIndia vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Navdeep Saini picked up 3 wickets on his India debut and won the Man of the Match as he led India to a 4-wicket win. The lanky pacer removed Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in his 1st over and was on a hat-trick. 85.71 Match Ended Match Ended 0 Point 0 Mid off vs 4 Sheldon Cottrell S. Cottrell (17.2) 2 West Indies Square Leg Mid off 4 third Man fine Leg 32/3 ( R. Pant 6.4 Overs) , 1 India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Series Status: India lead the 3 T20I series 1-0 Player Of The Match: Navdeep Saini Navdeep Saini (IND) N. Saini (IND) Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed 64/4 ( M. Pandey 11.4 Overs) , 14 49 (49) India 0 0 Square Leg Mid Wicket 6s 2/14 (4) Mid on commentary All batsmen are considered right handed 0 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Sunil Narine (WI) S. Narine (WI) view full scorecard 98/6 4s Washington Sundar W. Sundar not out covers 0 (20.0) Mid on 25 65.51 2 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Point Point 19 B (17.2) 20 third Man 88/6 ( K. Pandya 16 Overs) , Rohit Sharma R. Sharma c Kieron Pollard b Sunil Narine lbw b Sheldon Cottrell 1 Mid off r c Sheldon Cottrell b Sunil Narine Scorecard 7.25 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Mid Wicket 24 India Today Web Desk LauderhillAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 10:35 IST Navdeep Saini’s 3-wicket haul helped India beat West Indies in the 1st T20I on Saturday (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNavdeep Saini picked up 3 wickets on India debutSaini said he was nervous before coming on to bowl his 1st overSaini removed Pooran and Hetmyer in his 1st over in international cricketNavdeep Saini had not played leather ball cricket until 2013. The lanky pacer was happy with getting paid Rs 200 at tennis ball tournaments in his hometown in Haryana. However, his raw pace impressed a section of the cricket fraternity in Delhi and he was soon bowling at the nets for the state’s Ranji Trophy team.Thanks to Gautam Gambhir, Navdeep Saini consistently played with the leather ball and also was inducted in Delhi’s Ranji Trophy team.Saini’s raise has been phenomenal ever since. The young pacer, who can crank up 150 kph at will, made his international debut on Saturday in the 1st T20I against the West Indies in Florida.Saini was unstopabble on debut as the 26-year-old lanky pacer troubled the West Indies batsmen with is pace and aggression. He was hit for a huge six in the very second ball of his international career but Saini did not get bogged down. Instead, he came back harder to pick up two wickets in his very first over.From a nervous start, Saini went to being on a hat-trick after removing Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in successive deliveries in his 1st over. He completed his spell with 3 wickets and also became only the 2nd bowler to bowl a maiden in the 20th over of a T20I. Saini finished with the big scalp of Kieron Pollard, who top-scored for West Indies on Saturday.Conceding he was quite nervous before bowling the first over on Saturday, Saini said playing for India was a dream-come-true moment for him.advertisement”I was very happy, it was my debut. In the morning when I got the cap, I was not able to believe that this was the day I had been waiting for. It was a dream come true for me,” Saini told added: “When I got the first wicket (of Nicholas Pooran), the pressure of playing a debut match was released. I was a bit low on confidence before that but that wicket changed it. When I took the second wicket, then it all felt normal.The hat-trick ball I was thinking about how I had watched others take hat-tricks and how they took them.”MUST WATCH: Of dream debut and tattoos, Navdeep unplugged with @BhuviOfficialHe picked up the Man of the Match prize in his maiden game for #TeamIndia & the speedster recaps the memorable day. – by @28anandFull video here (@BCCI) August 4, 2019Saini on Pollard dismissalNavdeep Saini also revealed how Virat Kohli’s decision to go for the review in the final over helped him add Kieron Pollard to his victims list on debut.Saini had trapped Pollard in front with a slower fulltoss in the final over when Pollard was batting on 49. The umpire turned down what was a weak appeal from Saini but India took the review and successfully overturned the on-field decision.”I was thinking it was not-out, I appealed but the umpire also gave it not-out. But Virat paaji went for the review. He was saying ‘there’s a review remaining. why waste it? Let’s take it’. When the decision was overturned and it was given out, I was delighted,” Saini added.Young Saini will be raring to go once again in Florida as India eye a series-sealing win against the West Indies in the 2nd T20I on Sunday.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir blasts Bishen Bedi, Chetan Chauhan after Navdeep Saini’s dream India debutAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Navdeep Saini can be really quick on good bowling wickets, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Navdeep SainiFollow Gautam GambhirFollow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow India VS West IndiesFollow India national cricket team 1 Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Mid on covers 111.11 Square Leg 6.9 third Man 2 Mid off 95/9 0 Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) c Kieron Pollard b Sheldon Cottrell fine Leg Mid on fine Leg Square Leg Square Leg 8 view more view less m India batting IND batting c Kieron Pollard b Sheldon Cottrell (17.2) Mid on w covers Point Mid Wicket Point All batsmen are considered right handed Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ) Umpires: Nigel Duguid (WI), Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Leslie Reifer (WI) 29 third Man 0 0 R Mid Wicket covers 24 (25) Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Point India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019, 1st T20I India beat West Indies by 4 wickets 14 graphs covers advertisement Krunal Pandya K. Pandya b Keemo Paul 7 Carlos Brathwaite (c) C. Brathwaite (c) Super Over 2 Mid on 0 96 Point Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja not out 0 98/6 – 12 c Kieron Pollard b Sunil Narine All batsmen are considered right handed 95/9 5 fine Leg 2 o No data available! India IND e/r Square Leg fine Leg not out 0 0 0 0 4 All batsmen are considered right handed 69/5 ( V. Kohli 13.5 Overs) , West Indies WI fine Leg b Keemo Paul Mid off Sunil Narine S. Narine 160 0 Bhuvneshwar Kumar B. Kumar Toss: IND elected to field b Keemo Paul Mid off fine Leg 10 Square Leg Rishabh Pant (wk) R. Pant (wk) c Sheldon Cottrell b Sunil Narine Navdeep Saini N. Saini Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) 3.5 9 32/2 ( R. Sharma 6.3 Overs) , West Indies Bowling WI Bowling 135.71 0 1 0 nb 3/17 (4) (20.0) Oshane Thomas O. Thomas third Man 12 S/R covers Fall of Wickets 14.28 1 98/6 Mid on Mid Wicket 4/1 ( S. Dhawan 2 Overs) , Extras: 5 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 5, NB: 0, P: 0) Manish Pandey M. Pandey b Keemo Paul India in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2019 third Man 2 third Man 14 3.2 0 6 not out 4 Keemo Paul K. Paul 0 Kieron Pollard (WI) K. Pollard (WI) 0 23 0 1 India IND Mid Wicket 29 0 Shikhar Dhawan S. Dhawan lbw b Sheldon Cottrell 0 West Indies WI 2 19 covers Mid Wicket 5 wdlast_img read more

GoaAir may start flights to Bhutan from New Delhi

first_imgMumbai: Wadia group-promoted budget carrier GoAir is likely to commence flight services to Bhutan from New Delhi, a source said Thursday. GoAir, which started flying international from October last year, currently operates to Phuket, Male, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Last week, it announced expansion of its international operations to three new markets, Bangkok, Dubai and Kuwait, besides launch of services on four new routes. “GoAir is all set to start flight services to Paro (Bhutan) from New Delhi. An announcement to this effect is expected to be made very soon,” a source privy to the development told PTI. GoAir’s response to a query on this issue was awaited. Following the launch of the services, GoAir will become the first domestic private carrier to fly to Bhutan. The city-based airline, which launched its domestic operations in November 2005, was granted flying rights in August 2016 to operate to nine countries, including China, Vietnam, Maldives, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, among others.last_img read more

Individual case mustnt hit India ties China

first_imgBeijing: As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit India later this year for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China has said the two neighbours should not allow any “individual case at certain time” to disrupt the bilateral relations and take more initiatives to move forward the bilateral ties in a steady and sound way.China’s new Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said that with two strong leaders at the helm in both the countries, the ties are set to reach new heights. Under the strategic guidance provided by Xi and Modi at their first informal summit in Wuhan last year, the China-India relations have gathered a “very good and sound momentum of development”, Sun told the Indian media here on Friday as he is set to travel to New Delhi to take over his new assignment. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”This year the two leaders are going to hold another informal meeting. I believe, this will be a top priority in our bilateral relations which will surely take our relations on to new heights,” he said. Officials say talks are on for Xi’s visit to India which is expected to take place in October this year. The two leaders are expected to hold talks in Varanasi. A veteran Chinese diplomat with vast experience in South Asian affairs, Sun till recently served as China’s Ambassador to Pakistan, where Beijing is cementing its all-weather ties with Islamabad with the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.last_img read more

South Africa and Algeria Determined to Hinder Moroccos return to AU

Rabat – South Africa and Algeria remain determined to hamper the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU) until the Sahara issue is resolved, the Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) based in Pretoria said in analysis published on November 24.The strategy implemented by Morocco to ensure its return to the AU will not be an easy exercise, says the institute in an analysis, stressing that South Africa and Algeria, supported by Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea, are determined to hinder this process pending resolution of the Sahara issue.According to Pretoria and Algiers, “the end of the occupation of the Western Sahara remains the last anti-colonial struggle that the AU must deliver,” the source said. Referring to Morocco’s application for membership of the AU, the think tank noted that it was officially received by the AU Commission on 22 September, but the letter was not sent until 3 November, “A delay that some believe intentional,” says the ISS.Morocco announced its intention to reunite with its African family last summer. During the 27th summit of the African Union held in Kigali (Rwanda) last July, King Mohammed VI addressed a letter to the participants, in which he stressed Morocco’s intention to return to the African Union.“This well-thought-out decision to come back is endorsed by all of the nation’s forces,” King Mohammed VI said in the letter addressed to the AU, adding that “the time for ideology is over” and the African peoples need concrete, tangible action.“One cannot change geography, nor can one escape the burden of history,” the Sovereign noted, stressing that for this reason Morocco should not remain outside its African institutional family and should regain its natural, rightful place within the AU.Following the announcement of Morocco’s decision to rejoin the AU, 28 countries supported its decision and submitted a motion in which they called on the organization to suspend the membership of the self-proclaimed Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. read more

Caterpillar closing 5 plants cutting 670 jobs

Caterpillar closing 5 plants, cutting 670 jobs Caterpillar says it plans to close five plants, causing a net reduction of about 670 jobs in Illinois and several other states, as part of a broader cost-cutting campaign announced last year.The mining and construction equipment company will cut about 230 jobs for office and production workers at a major manufacturing campus in East Peoria, Illinois, where Caterpillar says it’s consolidating some manufacturing and transferring some work to outside contractors. Another 120 employees there will be placed on indefinite layoff.Caterpillar is also closing factories and cutting about 250 jobs in Thomasville, Georgia and Santa Fe, New Mexico — although the company said it will consolidate some operations and add about 160 jobs at an existing plant in Pontiac, Illinois.The company will close a forest products facility in Prentice, Wisconsin, resulting in about 220 job cuts. Other moves will affect plants in Indiana, Mississippi, Texas and China.Caterpillar Inc. said most of the moves are part of a broader consolidation effort announced last year, which was expected to affect about 10,000 jobs over three years. Caterpillar currently has about 106,000 workers around the world.The Peoria, Illinois-based company reported an $87 million loss in the fourth quarter on sales of about $11 billion. It’s been struggling with weak demand for mining equipment because of lower mineral prices around the world. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2016 1:20 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

At governing body UN atomic energy chief airs concern over DPR Koreas

“It is deeply regrettable that the DPRK has shown no indication that it is willing to comply with the UN Security Council resolutions adopted in response to its two nuclear tests last year,” said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano in his opening statement to a regular meeting of the agency’s Board of Governors.“I again call upon the DPRK to comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions, to cooperate promptly with the Agency, and to resolve all outstanding issues, including those that have arisen during the absence of Agency inspectors from the country,” he said. According to news reports, it fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday.On Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action since January 2016, Mr. Amano said the IAEA is continuing evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in that country. Wide view of delegates attending the 1453rd Board of Governors Meeting. IAEA, Vienna, Austria, 6 March 2017. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma The Board, a policymaking body, meets five times a year at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria.On nuclear safety and security, Mr. Amano emphasised the importance of building on the Action Plan for Nuclear Safety that was adopted following the accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi that occurred when an earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011.“We will consider ways of further strengthening our work in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety,” he said, adding that the IAEA will continue to focus on regulatory effectiveness, safety culture and capacity-building.In that regard, he stressed the importance of a peer review process under the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), drawing attention to the seventh review meeting of contracting parties to CNS that will take place in Vienna from 27 March to 7 April while encouraging all countries that have not yet done so to join the CNS. On nuclear energy, Mr. Amano underscored the significant contribution of nuclear power to meeting the goal set under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change of holding the increase in global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). read more

World must nurture the courage to care – and the resolve to

UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecretary-General António Guterres (centre) at the General Assembly event commemorating the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly, said: “There are many things to say today. But, I want to start with the simplest, and hardest, message of all. Which is, that we failed. We failed Rwanda. We failed to keep our promises. And, simply, we failed to do our jobs.”“The United Nations cannot run from this. We must face it – head-on,” he continued, stressing that not only do must the international community focus more on people, it must also work to prevent their suffering.“This means stronger early warning systems. It means better mechanisms to flag – and respond to – early indicators of genocide, including human rights violations. And it means jumping into action – much sooner, and much faster, than we have in the past.”Estimates of the number of people killed vary from 800,000 to more than one million. The latest General Assembly resolution designating 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda cited more than a million people killed during the genocide, including Hutu and others who opposed it.Also participating in today’s commemoration were Issa Konfourou, Permanent Representative of Mali to the UN, in his capacity as Chair of the African Group; Consolee Nishimwe, author of ‘Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope’; and Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the UN. The event was moderated by Alison Smale, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. Speaking at an event commemorating the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, he also said reconciliation is possible, even after a tragedy of such monumental proportions.“Rwanda has learned from the events of 1994. So must the international community,” said the Secretary-General.Mr. Guterres said he was concerned about the rise of racism, hate speech and xenophobia around the world, such as the violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, unimaginable suffering in Syria, and the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.“Today, people are being killed, displaced and abused in many parts of the world,” he noted, underscoring that States must uphold their fundamental responsibility to protect their people.In parallel, preventing genocide, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law is a shared responsibility, he added.“It is a core duty of the United Nations [and] our Human Rights Up Front strategy and several UN mechanisms aim to do just that – protect people’s lives and sound an early warning before abuses turn into atrocities,” said Mr. Guterres, urging countries to pay heed to the warnings and follow-up with preventative actions to save lives. read more

International Project Coordinator

Purpose of the Post:To promote the UK automotive industry internationally, and to assist UK automotive companies to do business successfully in global markets.To provide support for all forms of Communications and International Department activity.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Ability to understand business needs, and develop relationshipsSelf-motivated and disciplinedSound education including university degreeWillingness to handle a wide portfolio of duties and ability to prioritise own workloadGood range of computer skills, particularly word processing, excel spreadsheetsFlexibility and capacity to respond positively to pressureOutgoing and positive personalityLanguages an advantageMain duties include:Building in-depth knowledge of specific overseas markets and/or industry sectors, through market visits and close contacts with government, local industry and trade associationsDay to day organisation and responsibility for visits to nominated markets and/or exhibitions, events. International travel required. Preparing bids to government for funding to support these activitiesCollection and dissemination of market data/intelligence, including active pursuit of good business leadsIdentification of new membership opportunities for SMMTDay-to-day international advice to member companies where appropriateRegular member visits and liaison with industry contacts and service providersSupporting International Managers in the execution of their projects, both in the UK and overseas. Dealing with enquiries, member outreach, company recruitment for overseas trips, invoicing, and providing on the ground support for members overseas. Liaising with other SMMT department eg Membership to recruit companies for overseas eventsProduction of market reports, news features and promotional material for International Department activities. Assist with all marketing aspect of international events. Contributing written articles to member newsletter International UpdateAttendance and presentation at other SMMT committee meetings where required.Responsibility for the organisation of the Customs and Tariff working group including event arrangements and minute takingDepartmental administration duties where requiredAssist with arrangement and speaker outreach for the International Automotive SummitLiaising with Communications team on media activities internationally. Arranging interviews with media overseas for SMMT spokespeopleSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:10 July 2015Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Help Little Stars go to Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Little Stars is a campaign set to inform and promote the value of pediatric palliative care for children with life limiting conditions and for their families worldwide.It is estimated that 20 million children worldwide could benefit from children’s palliative care but access to services remains an issue (ICPCN).It showcases the stories of children and young people accomplishing the extraordinary in the face of serious illness and comprises a one hour television documentary and 25 short films for distribution on television, online and on DVD. The Little Stars campaign, is produced by Melbourne & Tasmanian based production company Moonshine Movies in collaboration with Al Jazeera Documentary that will broadcast the one hour film to over 30 countries (www.moonshinemovies.comaims).Little Stars is presented by Acclaimed British actor David Suchet CBE and is currently is being distributed by Flame Distribution based in Sydney, London and now Athens. In attempt to provide children with healthcare in very low-resource settings in Greece, the team Merimna led by Danai Papadotu has been offering palliative care services providing critical support to families with children suffering life-limiting illnesses.Currently, Merimna is facing the prospect of closing one or more of it’s services due to a lack of funding as a result of the financial crisis. To highlight the programs run by Merimna and save the organisation in Greece, Little Star producers Mike Hill & Sue Collins are self-funding their trip to Greece in mid 2015 making it part of the worldwide campaign.However, the project stills needs support to enable its full realisation.The team has created a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $17,825 to produce 2 short films highlighting Merimna’s Children’s Home Care Service in Greece.To contribute to their cause and find out more about the project, visit read more

Mancini plans talks with Balotelli

first_imgNew Italy manager Roberto Mancini has announced that he plans to talk with Mario Balotelli over a potential comeback to the national teamThe Italian coach managed Balotelli at both Inter Milan and Manchester City, before Mancini sanctioned his move to AC Milan in 2013 due to the forward’s poor disciplinary record at the Premier League side.The last time Balotelli played for Italy was in the 2014 World Cup after his struggles with both Liverpool and Milan (in what was his second spell in 2015) meant he was left out by Antonio Conte and then later Gian Piero Ventura.However, the 27-year-old has rediscovered his best form at Nice in his two seasons in France and has scored 43 goals in his 65 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side since joining in August 2016 as a free agent.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.After Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, there have been calls by the media to reinstate Balotelli to the national side and Mancini has now confirmed that he intends to speak with him.“Mario is an Italian player. We will definitely talk. He is one of those players we should take a new look at,” said the 53-year-old, according to Sky Sports.Mancini will take charge of his first game for Italy on May 28 against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly.last_img read more

Battle Ground womans death still puzzling

first_imgFriends, co-workers and others who knew Tatyana Tupikova are waiting for more information on what happened to the 22-year-old woman whose body was found off state Highway 503 earlier this month.A passer-by reported seeing a woman’s body around 3 p.m. May 11 in a ditch off the east side of Northeast 117th Street between Eaton Boulevard and Main Street in Battle Ground. The following day, Battle Ground police identified the body as Tupikova’s and said they believed she died after a hit-and-run.The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Tupikova died as the result of blunt-force trauma.A witness reported seeing Tupikova walking around 9 p.m. May 9, in the area where her body was later found, city spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti said. Gilberti would not say which direction Tupikova was seen walking.Police have received tips from the community but need more, Gilberti said.“That’s the focus now,” she said of community involvement. “Anyone who thinks they might know something, even if they’re not sure, needs to let us know.”Police haven’t shared any information with family or friends other than to say they are still looking into the case, said Roseann Pruitt, friend and co-worker.last_img read more

Gettysburg artifacts on display at Fort Vancouver

first_imgWhat: A New Birth of Freedom: Vancouver Barracks During the Civil War.”When: Runs through March 30.Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site visitors center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd.The three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 was a pivotal event in the Civil War. Less than five months later, its battlefield fatalities — including a general who’d served at Fort Vancouver — were the focus of another historical milestone when Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19.The 150th anniversary of that speech is being observed in Vancouver’s historic core, where some soldiers who fought at Gettysburg spent parts of their Army careers.Union Gen. John Reynolds, who died on the first day of the battle on July 1, 1863, served at Fort Vancouver earlier in his career; so did Confederate Gen. George Pickett, whose name is linked with the battle’s most famous charge.Two Union generals at Gettysburg, O.O Howard and John Gibbon, both commanded Vancouver’s Army post after the war.The anniversary observance will be a chance to highlight many Northwest aspects of the Civil War, including Lincoln’s influence on this state.Items on loanFort Vancouver National Historic Site’s exhibit — “A New Birth of Freedom: Vancouver Barracks During the Civil War” — is on display at the Visitors Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., at the east end of Officers Row.The exhibit is presented in partnership with Clark College, which offered a Mature Learning course Tuesday on the Gettysburg Address.The exhibit features artifacts from Fort Vancouver’s collection and 10 items on loan from Gettysburg National Military Park.One of the Gettysburg artifacts is a pocket-sized Army manual that belonged to Leander Gage King, the 31-year-old captain of C Company, 16th Massachusetts Infantry. Measuring about 51/2 inches by 31/2 inches, the 250-page book includes rifle-drill instructions, diagrams of battle formations and sheet music for bugle calls. King was killed July 2, 1863, the second day of battle.last_img read more

Scientists discover Cthulhu sea cucumber that terrorized oceans 430 million years ago

first_img $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Comments Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sci-Tech,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $210 at Best Buy See it See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sprint Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read the Rylo camera preview See It Apple iPhone XS Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Turo 20 Photos Read DJI Osmo Action preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The Cheapskate Share your voice Tags Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Slimy, spindly nightmares hauled from the Australian abyss Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Comments See at Turo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET See It $60 at Best Buy 7 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Boost Mobile Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags Share your voice $155 at Google Express 2 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Read the AirPods review $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) This is what Sollasina cthulhu would have looked like on the seafloor.  Elissa Martin, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient sea cucumber after creating a 3D computer reconstruction of the creature from a 430-million-year-old fossil. The discovery was made by a team of international paleontologists, led by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, using a fossil discovered in a site in Herefordshire, England. After reconstructing the image of the tentacled creature from the fossil, the team dubbed the species Sollasina cthulhu, after the terrifying monster Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft lore. cthulhu-sea-cucumber-3dResearchers ground the fossil, layer by layer, to create a 3D reconstruction of Sollasina cthulhu (the tube feet are shown in different colors). Imran Rahman, Oxford University Museum of Natural History The team at Oxford created the 3D image by grinding away thin layers of the fossil, taking individual photographs at each stage to create a “virtual fossil.”The creature had multiple “tube feet” tentacles that it used to crawl over the seafloor and capture food, according to the research team. The 3D render also revealed an internal ring — a first-time discovery for this group of extinct creatures — that most likely formed part of a vascular system of “fluid filled canals” the creature used to move and feed. While the fossil is only 3cm wide (just over 1 inch), researchers say “its many long tentacles would have made it appear quite monstrous to other small sea creatures alive at the time.”The research was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B and conducted by researchers from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University of Southern California, Yale University, University of Leicester and Imperial College London. Amazonlast_img read more

Wednesday Weather Updates And Closures Houston Area Under Flash Flood Watch

first_imgThis story will continue to be updated throughout the day as information becomes available.  Creeks, Bayous and Rivers UpdatesMajor flooding is still occurring along creeks and rivers in North Harris County.Cypress Creek is still out of its banks in Hockley, Cypress, Spring and at the Montgomery County line near Humble, according to NOAA.Listen to Houston reports  Further north, Spring Creek is causing major flooding just south of The Woodlands.To the east, the San Jacinto River near Humble and also south of Lake Houston near Sheldon is over its banks.Other areas of concern include the Brazos River in Richmond and further south in Rosharon.Officials say it will take days for the creeks and rivers to return to normal levels following the historic rains earlier this week. Other Area Openings and ClosingsIf you have a jury summons for today, you must appear. Harris County District and county courts will be open. People summoned for jury service should report at their scheduled time.Montgomery County officials are also working to get a federal disaster declaration for the area. They too are asking residents to report damage.If you live in Fort Bend County, here’s where to go to report damage. Area shelter and volunteer information can be found here. NWSWeather Forecast Watches and WarningsThe National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Some parts of the Houston area could receive up to 2-to-4 inches of rain, with even heavier amounts possible from slow-moving storms. That has officials concerned that it could make things worse in Cypress, Spring and other areas hit hard by the historic flooding across Greater Houston. The ground is saturated, creeks are swollen and there’s no more place to put the water and avoid further flooding.NWS/Alert HoustonAreal Flood WarningAn Areal Flood Warning has been extended to 9:15 a.m. this morning. This mostly affects homes and businesses near bayous in Harris, Montgomery, Waller, and Fort Bend Counties. Those bayous and creeks are still handling massive amounts of water that continue to drain from Monday’s storm.And the National Weather Service has extended an Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, near Humble, until late Sunday night, or until further notice.NWS/Alert HoustonFlood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto RiverAs of last night, the river was about 7 feet above flood stage, and the Houston City Office of Emergency Management says major flooding along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River is expected to continue for the next several days. Harris County UpdatesHarris County Judge Ed Emmett lists some areas that officials will be monitoring closely today, but it’s really up to Mother Nature at this point.“We are going to pay particular attention to underpasses, places that we know are high water areas, try our best to keep people out of those,” Emmett explains. “The flood control people are monitoring, but all we can do really is monitor. If you’ve got a watershed and it’s full, there’s nothing else you can do. The water’s got to go somewhere.”A particular area of concern is the Addicks Reservoir out in West Houston. It’s up to near capacity and that has led to some flooding behind it.         “In some areas, it’s going to take several days, if not a week or more,” Emmett explains. “The Addicks Reservoir is a particular circumstance because the Corp of Engineers is only allowed to release a certain amount of water at a time, because you run the risk of flooding the downstream areas of Buffalo Bayou. Even if we get no more rain, the street flooding behind the Addicks Reservoir is going to be there for quite a while, because we can’t release that water. The Corps can’t release that water.”County officials are still working to get a federal disaster declaration for Greater Houston. They have confirmed that 744 homes and 400 apartments have been flooded and expect the number to grow to.Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies are in search and rescue mode again in areas of Spring and Cypress to evacuate stranded residents.  Transportation UpdatesHouston Metro says the 217 Cypress Park and Ride will remain closed today. But the 214 (Northwest Station) and 216 (West Little York) are operating normally.TranStar is reporting 33 high water School Openings and ClosingsStudents in the Houston Independent School District return to classes this morning. Make-up days have been set for May 26 and May 27.Other school districts that are also open so far this morning are Spring Branch ISD; Conroe ISD; and Fort Bend ISD. The University of Houston campuses are also open. But some students across Greater Houston will get at least one more day off. The Tomball, Klein and Spring school districts will all remain closed today. Lone Star College has also canceled classes.For a complete list of closures, click here. – / 6 Sharelast_img read more

Austin Man at Center of Debate on 3DPrinted Guns Is Charged with

first_imgEric Gay/APCody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Austin, Texas.Cody Wilson, the Austin man at the center of a debate of 3D-printed downloadable guns, is charged with sexual assault.Austin Police say Wilson arranged to meet a 16-year-old girl through a website called Sugar Daddy Meet dot com last month.He drove her to a hotel, where they had sex.Wilson paid her $500 and the girl later told a counselor, who reported it to the police.Austin Police Commander Troy Officer said detectives opened an investigation and “they were able to confirm each step of the victim’s story with video tape and interviews.”Wilson has been in the news in the past few months after he announced a settlement with the federal government that allowed him to make designs for 3D printable guns available online.Those plans were put on hold last month by a federal judge.Wilson is not in custody and police say he was last known to be in Taiwan. Sharelast_img read more