India cannot push back those seeking asylum, says Tarun Gogoi

first_imgFormer Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says the “Rohingya crisis is a humanitarian one and India cannot simply push back those seeking asylum”.Reacting to The Hindu’s report on Saturday that the BJP-led governments in Northeast India have asked the State police forces to push back any Rohingya refugee trying to cross the border, Mr. Gogoi said, “As a country which is concerned about human rights, how can we simply push them back into the country from where they are fleeing because of persecution.”The senior Congress leader maintains that such a stand is a violation of the principle of non-refoulement — not to send asylum seekers back to a hostile country — and “the Government of India should take up with the United Nations to force Myanmar to give the Rohingya citizenship rights”. “It is unfortunate if refugees are also divided along religious lines by the BJP governments in the north-east. They talk about population control but says we welcome Hindu Bangladeshis. If the idea is to welcome minorities who are persecuted, then Rohingya qualify too,” Mr. Gogoi say.He says the north-eastern region can’t handle the burden of more refugees but the “issue has to be dealt with in a humane way.” Suggesting that the Centre convene an all-party meeting and prepare a standard operating procedure to deal with refugees, Mr. Gogoi said, “We should be prepared to provide some temporary shelter if someone crosses the border.”Congress for consensusThe Congress said on Monday that the Modi government “must take all sections of the political spectrum into confidence” on the issue of Rohingya refugees and evolve a national consensus.Addressing presspersons, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi advised caution on the Centre’s position in its affidavit in the Supreme Court that India was not bound by international treaties when it was a question of national security.last_img read more

‘BJP did not keep its promise on Statehood’

first_imgA rally by leading Bodo organisations at Kokrajhar in Assam on Monday demanded a separate Bodoland and blamed the BJP-led government at the Centre for not keeping its promise on Statehood. The All Bodo Students Union, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland Progressive and Peoples Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement participated in the rally, sources said. ABSU president Promod Boro said that the BJP-led government at the Centre had promised that their problems would be solved. “It is now more than four and a half years but the government is yet to take any policy decision on the issue.”The BJP had assured to fulfil the demand for separate State before the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2016 Assembly elections, “but they forgot their commitments”, he said. “We believe in the Indian Constitution and are not demanding anything against it. We want a separate Bodo State which can solve our problems,” the ABSU leader said. The united Bodo movement seeks a national policy on the issue of settlement of Bodoland State, to expedite the process of dialogue at the political level, ensure the political rights of the Bodos living outside the proposed Bodoland area and to grant ST Hills status to the Bodos living in Assam, sources said.last_img read more

Ind vs WI 1st Test: India enjoy an edge post Day 2

first_imgIndia dismissed West Indies for a paltry 173 in their first innings and then accumulated 91 runs for the loss of three wickets in their second essay to take an overall lead of 164 runs at stumps on the second day of the first cricket Test here. Score | PhotosRahul Dravid, who was dropped on six by West Indies skipper Darren Sammy, was the crease on 45 along with debutant Virat Kohli (14) at the close of play yesterday.Captain Sammy (1/16), Ravi Rampaul (1/17) and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (1/27) accounted for wicket apiece for the home team in India’s second innings.Starting their second essay with a vital lead of 73, India once again witnessed a sloppy start as they lost their first three batsmen with only 57 runs on the board.Opener Murali Vijay’s flop show continued as he was dismissed lbw to Rampaul in the second over with India yet to open its account.Debutant Abhinav Mukund (25) showed glimpses of his potential during his 75-ball stay before he edged a Bishoo delivery to Carlton Baugh behind the stumps.India’s problems were further compounded when VVS Laxman was brilliantly caught by Sammy of his own bowling in the next over to see the visitors reeling at 57 for three in the 26th over.But Dravid and Kohli then held fort and shared unbeaten 34 runs for the fourth-wicket to ensure that there was no further damage for the visitors.India pacer Praveen Kumar appeals for a West Indies wicket during the first Test in Kingston on Tuesday. APEarlier, Praveen Kumar (three for 38) and Ishant Sharma (3 for 29) snarred six wickets between them to bowl out West Indies for 173 in their first innings at tea, in reply to India’s 246 all out.Towards the end of the West Indies innings, spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra also registered their names in the scoresheet with identical figures of two for 51 runs.advertisementThe tenor of a hot and humid day was set by Praveen, who picked up three wickets in a span of 14 balls in the opening session of the day after West Indies had threatened a recovery through a 55-run third wicket stand between Adrian Barath (64) and Darren Bravo (18).Praveen could have registered more wickets against his name in his debut Test if not for umpire Daryl Harper, who banned him for treading into the dangerous area for a third time in the innings in his 18th over, the 51st of the innings with the hosts scoring reading 135 for five.West Indies, who were struggling at 119 for five at lunch, seemed to be on the recovery path for a brief period when Shivnarine Chanderpaul (23) and Carlton Baugh (27) joined hands for a 45-run sixth-wicket stand after the hosts were reduced to 102 for five at one stage.The duo took West Indies score to 147 for five before Harbhajan dismissed Baugh, caught at silly point by Vijay.Ishant quickly built on the advantage and clean bowled Sammy (1).But the final nail in West Indies’ coffin came when Harbhajan accounted for veteran Chanderpaul, caught in the close cordon by Mukund.Mishra then cleaned up the West Indies tail in the 68th over by removing Fidel Edwards and last man Devendra Bishoo in a span of three balls.Paceman Ravi Rampaul remained unbeaten on 14 for the West Indies.Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 34 for one, West Indies lost overnight batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan (3) straightaway, lbw to Ishant before Barath and Bravo combined for a 55-run third-wicket stand.Barath puzzled the Indians bowlers with his all-attack and all-defence methods and in the process raised only the second half century of his young career of six Tests.The little Trinidadian showed a tight defence but choose his moments to attack the Indian bowlers when opportunities came his way.Bravo, on the other hand, played the anchor role and the duo saw off the bowling pair of Ishant and Harbhajan, who bowled almost the entire stretch of the opening hour.West Indies batsmen adopted a cautious approach and scored only 37 runs off 14 overs in the first hour of the day.Barath moved into his 40s by thrusting Praveen off his pads to the mid-wicket fence and then his leg-spinner Amit Mishra for a four and a six down the ground of his first two deliveries of the day.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni then decided to switch Praveen to the other end and it paid handsome dividends to the visitors.There was no inkling of it when Barath off-drove Praveen to the cover fence but off the very next delivery which held its line, the little opener had edged a catch one to Dhoni behind the stumps.advertisementBarath made 64 from 122 balls and hit nine fours and a six during his stay at the crease.Praveen built on this success with two more wickets of Bravo and Brendan Nash.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

US Open: Federer matches Agassi for Grand Slam victories

first_imgRoger Federer tied Andre Agassi for the second-most match victories in Grand Slam tournaments by beating Santiago Giraldo in straight sets on Monday.The third-seeded Swiss won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to move level with Agassi on 224 singles wins at tennis majors; nine behind Jimmy Connors.Federer said he wasn’t aware of that mark. “I’ve played many Slams in a row already. I’m healthy. It’s just another way of saying, ‘Roger, you’ve been doing many right things throughout your career,'” he said.”It gives me good satisfaction and points me in the right direction.”Federer improved to 12-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows, and 57-6 overall at a venue where he’s lifted the champion’s trophy five times.The Swiss star, who turned 30 on August 8, is trying to win at least one Grand Slam title for what would be a record ninth consecutive year. He also would like to become the first 30-something man to win a major tournament since Agassi at the 2003 Australian Open.Federer has won each major trophy at least once, so he knows the ins and outs of the various Grand Slam surfaces – the hard courts at the Australian Open and U.S. Open, clay courts at the French Open, and grass courts at Wimbledon – and was concerned organizers have made the Flushing Meadow courts too slow this year.”Did they make a mistake? Maybe they did paint the court a bit too rough. It’s just unfortunate that maybe all the Slams are too equal,” the 16-time major champion said.advertisement”They should feel very different to the Australian Open, and now I don’t feel it really does.”He showed a few signs of rust early under the lights against Giraldo, losing serve three times in the first two sets. Federer thought that might have been connected to his sense that the court played “definitely slower” than at the hard-court tune-up tournaments at Cincinnati and Montreal this month – and slower than in New York in 2010.”It takes some getting used to. You’re not getting as many free points with your serve,” Federer said. “Maybe that was part of the inconsistent play I had early on in the first couple of sets.”Explaining how the conditions felt Monday, Federer said: “The night session just feels like you can take huge cuts at the ball, you can run everything down. It’s great for tennis, but I’m not sure if it’s really what the game needs. The game needs different speed at Slams and so forth. I don’t feel we quite have that at the moment, especially if the U.S. Open is getting slower.”On the other hand, Federer noted that he thinks that will lead to “amazing points.” “It’s going to be super athletic, which is fun,” he added. “So it’s all good.”Sharapova, V.Williams win; Kvitova loses at Open Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Heather Watson during the first round of the U.S. Open. Photo: APMaria Sharapova came back from a set and a break down against 19-year-old Heather Watson of Britain to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the U.S. Open on Monday.”It’s just a matter of belief within myself, that no matter how well or bad or good I’m playing, or my opponent is playing, I know I can tough it out,” the No. 3-seeded Sharapova said after her 2 1/2-hour victory. “No matter what the situation is, I have the belief.”That self-confidence comes not merely from her success in three-setters this season, but also from three Grand Slam titles, including the 2006 U.S. Open. It’s the sort of track record the 102nd-ranked Watson hopes to have one day; Monday’s match was only her fifth at a major tournament.Sharapova won six Grand Slam matches at Wimbledon alone this summer, reaching the final there before losing to Petra Kvitova. Fresh off that triumph, Kvitova – a 21-year-old from the Czech Republic seeded No. 5 in Flushing Meadows – failed to follow it up, flopping at the U.S. Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 loss to 48th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania.Kvitova is the first reigning Wimbledon women’s champion to lose her first match at the U.S. Open in the same season. Only three times had the Wimbledon winner bowed out as early as the third round in New York: Sharapova in 2004, Conchita Martinez in 1994, and Billie Jean King in 1973.”This is something new for me,” Kvitova said about her new status as Grand Slam champion. “I’ve felt a little pressure.”advertisementShe was the only seeded woman to exit on Day 1 of the year’s last major tournament, joined on the way out by No. 15 Viktor Troicki of Serbia, a 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 loser against Alejandro Falla of Colombia.At night, 2000 and 2001 U.S. Open champion Venus Williams played her first match in two months and beat 91st-ranked Vesna Dolonts of Russia 6-4, 6-3. Williams hit six aces and 28 total winners against the weary Dolonts, who spent 12 hours traveling from Moscow on Monday after having flights canceled Saturday and Sunday because of Tropical Storm Irene.Early winners included No. 7 Gael Monfils of France; No. 8 Mardy Fish of the United States, who beat Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 6-2, 6-1; No. 9 Tomas Berdych of Germany, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up; No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France; No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine; and No. 27 Marin Cilic of Croatia.last_img read more

IIT-Delhi alumnus donates Rs 10 crore for sports complex

first_imgNew Delhi, May 12 (PTI) An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has donated Rs 10 crore for the construction of a sports complex on the campus.Saurabh Mittal, who was one of the co-founders of the India Bulls group, received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995.He subsequently received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1999 where he was elected as a Baker Scholar.Mittal, who is presently the chairman of Mission Holdings, his private investment vehicle headquartered in Singapore, was in the national capital and presented a cheque of Rs 10 crore to IIT-Delhi Directer V Ramagopal Rao, an official from the institute said.The proposed sports complex which will be named as “Mittal Sports Complex” is likely to be completed by next year and an expenditure of Rs 22 crore is likely to be incurred on its construction. PTI GJS SMNlast_img read more

Lakshya Sen targets 2018 Youth Olympics after becoming Asian junior champion

first_imgIndia’s junior badminton star Lakshya Sen has his eyes set on the 2018 Youth Olympics after a successful Badminton Asia Junior Championship, where he defeated the world No.1 to win the gold medal.Just a week ago, Lakshya stunned the top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-19, 21-18 to win the Junior Championship and became only the third Indian after Late Gautam Thakkar (1965) and PV Sindhu (2012) to win a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championship.Lakshya is also a former world No.1 in the junior category. Even as Lakshya is now focusing on making a smooth shift to the senior circuit, his goal at the moment are Youth Olympics and World Junior Badminton Championships.Lakshya, after winning in Asia, is high on confidence and will look to conquer the world.”I will try to win the Youth Olympics and World Junior Badminton Championship,” Lakshya said.Also read – Lakshya Sen wins gold in Badminton Asia Junior ChampionshipsReflecting on his win in Jakarta, the 16-year-old Lakshya said that he was very happy with the win as he had put in a lot of hard work for the tournament.When asked about his role model, Lakshya said it has to be former All England Champion Prakash Padukone as he has learnt a lot from the legendary badminton. Lakshya trains in Bengaluru at the Prakash Padukone Academy.Meanwhile, Lakshya’s father credited the entire team, including physios and trainers, for Lakshya’s success in the tournament.Throwing light on Lakshya’s future schedule, his father said that he would be participating in two events which would be held in Spain and Vietnam before heading to Buenos Aires for the Youth Olympics.advertisementWith the win at Asia Junior Championships, Badminton Association of India (BAI) had honoured Lakshya and announced a cash prize of Rs. 10 Lakh for the rising badminton star.The 2018 Youth Olympics is slated to be held from October 6 to 18.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more

Noel Holmes Hospital Gets Ambulance

first_img The Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, recently received a new state-of-the-art ambulance, courtesy of the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of the Friends of Noel Holmes Hospital. The Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, recently received a new state-of-the-art ambulance, courtesy of the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of the Friends of Noel Holmes Hospital.The official handover of the ambulance was held on November 10, on the grounds of the hospital. The acquisition of the vehicle, which is valued at £40,000, was the brainchild of founder and chairperson of the charity, Gloria Leslie.Mrs. Leslie who is from Cascade in Hanover, but now lives in the UK, said the vehicle is fully fitted with the most modern life-saving equipment.She thanked the many supporters who helped to raise funds and assisted with the purchasing, shipping and clearance of the ambulance, including corporate sponsors Grace Foods and Victoria Mutual.“Your critically ill can now be safely transferred to Montego Bay. It has been a long and exhausting road, but now we have a positive outcome… . We hope to assist in improving healthcare delivery in Hanover,” she said.“I was born and raised in Cascade, Hanover, so I am a passionate Hanoverian. It is my passion to do this charity work for the people of Hanover,” Mrs. Leslie added.Senior Medical Officer of the Noel Holmes Hospital, Dr. Patrice Monthrope, in his remarks, said he is extremely pleased to accept the ultramodern gift, which will help the hospital to transfer its critical-care patients and staff in comfort.“We rely heavily on transferring patients from this facility to our receiving centres. This is a fantastic gift,” Dr. Monthrope said.In May last year, Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, had put measures in place to make it easier for individuals and charitable organisations, such as the Friends of Noel Holmes Hospital, to support the health sector, after receiving complaints of bureaucratic delays at Customs and at the Ministry.Dr. Tufton subsequently strengthened the Health for Life and Wellness Foundation in the Ministry, which deals with contributions of that nature and the coordination of non-profit activities within the Jamaican health sector.The Minister said, at the time, that the Government would make it easier for people, whether local or overseas, to make donations, as they have a key role to play in helping the country bridge the gaps within the healthcare system.He also contended that the move was of critical importance due to the significant in-kind and other contributions the more-than-200 charities have been providing for the development of the public health sector, which is estimated at about $4 billion. Story Highlights Mrs. Leslie who is from Cascade in Hanover, but now lives in the UK, said the vehicle is fully fitted with the most modern life-saving equipment. Senior Medical Officer of the Noel Holmes Hospital, Dr. Patrice Monthrope, in his remarks, said he is extremely pleased to accept the ultramodern gift, which will help the hospital to transfer its critical-care patients and staff in comfort. last_img read more

CBI arrests Delhi Police SI for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested a sub-inspector of the Delhi Police in connection with a bribery case, where the policeman had demanded Rs 20 lakh for settling a case against the complainant, officials here said.The probe agency said that the complainant in the case had a case pending with the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police. While Vivek Yadav, the accused policeman was not investigating the complainant’s case, he had claimed that he can get “the matter settled” if he was paid Rs 20 lakh in bribe. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticThe accused policeman, who was posted in the 3rd Battalion of Police Line Vikas Puri, had claimed that he would get the complainant’s case settled with the help of another police official at Delhi Police’s EOW branch. However, like most of the CBI’s cases, where corrupt police officials have been caught by agency sleuths in a trap, accepting the bribe amount red-handed, Yadav’s case is somewhat different. The accused policeman had, in fact, asked the complainant to deposit the bribe amount in his own bank account which inadvertently led to his arrest. When the complainant said that he would not be able to pay the whole bribe amount of Rs 20 lakh, he decided to deposit Rs 1 lakh in Yadav’s bank account instead, following which CBI official arrested him.last_img read more

18 months an option for mat leave but be prepared for lower

first_imgOTTAWA – When Ottawa announced changes to EI parental leave benefits last year that will allow new mothers to receive benefits for 18 months, Heather Wilson was excited about the possibility of spending more time with her baby.But after digging into the changes, Wilson and her husband are probably going to stick with the 12-month option.That’s in large part due to the fact that when Ottawa announced the change, it didn’t increase the amount of money for the program. So, while you may receive paternity benefits for a longer period, the weekly amount will be less.The reduction means that new parents looking to make up the difference over the extended period with savings may want to have $10,000 or more put aside, on top of their other savings in preparation for the new baby.Calgary-based Wilson says her EI maternity and paternity leave benefits, which max out at $547 per week before taxes, are already going to be a drop from her regular paycheque, so the further reduction to take 18 months may not work for her family’s budget.“The time and concept is really nice, that 18 months, but for us, we’re not sure financially it makes a lot of sense,” said Wilson, who is due with her first child in May.She noted that she and her husband may already face challenges in coming up with their regular contributions to their tax-free savings accounts and RRSP savings with the reduction in her income.Amy Dietz-Graham, a portfolio manager for BMO Nesbitt Burns, said having a baby can be a huge expense and choosing the longer option means being able to budget for the longer time away from work.“If you can plan ahead and start saving ahead of time if you do want to take that extra time, the better off you’ll be,” said Dietz-Graham, who is also due with her first child at the beginning of March.Federal EI maternity and parental benefits provide money for new parents through employment insurance benefits, while Quebec runs its own Quebec Parental Insurance Program, which has not changed.Federal EI maternity benefits for biological mothers, including surrogate mothers, run for 15 weeks and pay a weekly benefit of 55 per cent of the claimant’s average weekly insurable earnings up to a maximum amount of $547 per week.After that, EI parental benefits, which may be shared between parents, kick in with two options: a standard choice of up to 35 weeks or an extended version that spreads the same payment out over a maximum of 61 weeks. The extended option reduces the payment to 33 per cent of the claimant’s average weekly insurable earnings up to a maximum of $328, though that amount may be increased if you are eligible to receive the family supplement for low-income families.EI benefits are also taxable, so federal and provincial or territorial taxes will be deducted from your benefits too, reducing the amount that ultimately ends up in your pocket.Some new parents also receive parental leave top-up payments from their employers, but they will likely not cover the entire period.Dietz-Graham said you may also want to budget for additional expenses such as making a will if you don’t have one, or a life insurance policy to take care of your child if something should happen to you.She adds that reducing RRSP contributions in a year that you are on leave may also be something to consider, as you may get bigger tax savings by making them in a year when your income is higher.Those who do opt to take the extra time could save on the spending side of the equation, Dietz-Graham noted.You won’t have the costs of going to work like your daily coffee, lunches out and transit or parking. And, by taking the extra six months it means you won’t have daycare costs for that time, which could add up to thousands of dollars.last_img read more

Ban deeply concerned about rising tensions in GuineaBissau

11 August 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep concern over the mounting political and security tensions in Guinea-Bissau, where the President swore in a new Government on Saturday following a failed coup attempt by military officers in the West African nation. “This situation occurs at a time when preparations for legislative elections in November are under way and progress is being made to engage the international community to help meet the country’s priority peacebuilding goals, including its fight against drug trafficking,” a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said in a statement.“The Secretary-General calls on all national stakeholders to work cooperatively and peacefully together in the national interest and in full respect of the rule of law,” the statement added. Mr. Ban also reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to continue to support any constructive efforts that the Government and people of Guinea-Bissau undertake towards promoting peace and development and the stabilization of their country.The world body is supporting the country rebuild after a brutal civil war – in which thousands were killed, wounded or forced from their homes – through the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). read more

Monks from Myanmar refused visa at Katunayake Airport

Sources said that a discussion was held today between officials of the Immigration Department and the Foreign Ministry where the decision not to grant visas to Myanmar nationals was discussed. A group of monks from Myanmar have been refused a visa at the Katunayake Airport by immigration officers.Sources said that seven monks had been refused entry at the airport. The Government had earlier decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka to seek refuge. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Rakhine state after the government intensified ‘clearance operations’ following an attack by Rohingya militants on border posts, in which 12 security officials were killed.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda While Sri Lanka will continue to approve visas for diplomats from Myanmar, visas will be granted only to select individuals from Myanmar after a close screening process.More than 1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State, where many in the Buddhist majority consider them interlopers from Bangladesh. read more

Federal Court of Appeal to rule on letting Trans Mountain pipeline challenges

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal is to reveal today whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed.The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast.Last year the Federal Court of Appeal tore up the original approval, citing both an insufficient environment review and inadequate consultations with Indigenous communities.The Liberals say they fixed both problems and approved the expansion a second time in June.Environment groups still say there are not adequate protections for endangered marine species that will be affected by tanker traffic picking up oil from a terminal in suburban Vancouver.Several First Nations say the federal government came into the most recent discussions having predetermined the outcome.Related Stories:Canadian court allows new challenges to Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansionB.C. says it won’t use court ruling as tactic in battle against Trans Mountain pipeline expansionThe court will decide on whether it will take up any of 12 requests to appeal the June approval. The ruling is to be issued in writing at 2 p.m. ET.The federal government bought the existing pipeline and the unfinished expansion work for $4.5 billion last year, promising to get it over the political opposition that had scared Kinder Morgan Canada off proceeding.The move disappointed environmentalists, who say the global climate can’t handle more emissions from Alberta’s oilsands and the eventual burning of the petroleum they produce. The Liberals say they’ll use any profits from the project to fund Canada’s transition to a cleaner-energy economy. read more

Danfoss Power Solutions extends PVG portfolio with highflow proportional valves

first_imgDanfoss Power Solutions has added two high-flow proportional valves to its PVG portfolio, expanding its range of low to high-flow capabilities for OEM customers with demanding applications. The PVG 128 and PVG 256 valves are designed to easily integrate with the existing line of Danfoss high performance proportional valves — PVG 16 and PVG 32 — allowing modularity from low to high hydraulic flow within the same valve stack.These high-flow valves are ideal for use on demanding applications such as drilling machines, etc. where flow and durability is essential. Using the PVG 128 and PVG 256 together with other valves in the PVG family allows OEMs to easily enhance machine performance while improving productivity and lowering energy consumption.“We designed the PVG 128 and PVG 256 valves to offer as much value as possible to our off-highway OEM customers. They can use these valves to achieve the high flow necessary for their demanding applications, but can combine them with the PVG 32 and PVG 16 for lower flow functions in their machines as well,” said Knud Meldgaard Jensen, Global Product Marketing Manager for Danfoss Power Solutions.“By keeping the same design concept as the PVG 32 and PVG 16 valves, our customers can easily add and combine the PVG 128 and 256 valves into their custom design,” Meldgaard continued. “The valve modularity ensures OEMs can easily optimize their machine using the entire PVG valve range — saving on space, weight and costs.”The addition of the high-flow valves extends the range of hydraulic flow within the PVG series up to 300 litres per minute with the PVG 128 and up to 400 litres per minute with the PVG 256. A special turbo version of the PVG 256 valve is also available, increasing the hydraulic flow up to 500 litres per minute.last_img read more

Monaghan earn place in AllIreland quarters after thrilling extratime win over Kildare

first_imgScorers for Monaghan: Chris McGuinness 1-3, Conor McManus 0-5 (0-5f), Paul Finlay 0-4 (0-4f), Vinny Corey 1-0, Drew Wylie, Fintan Kelly, Darren Hughes 0-1 each.Scorers for Kildare: Emmet Bolton 2-1, Eoghan O’Flaherty 0-4 (0-1f), Alan Smith 0-3, Padraig Fogarty 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1 ’45), Padraig O’Neill, Hugh Lynch, Eamon Callaghan, Niall Kelly 0-1 each. 17. Conor Boyle (Clontibret)3. Drew Wylie (Ballybay)4. Colin Walshe (Doohamlet)5. Dessie Mone (Clontibret)6. Vinny Corey (Clontibret)7. Fintan Kelly (Clones)8. Dick Clerkin (Currin)9. Darren Hughes (Scotstown)10. Paudie Mc Kenna (Truagh Gaels)26. Chris McGuinness (Ballybay)12. Paul Finlay (Ballybay)24. Thomas Kerr (Ballybay)14. Kieran Hughes (Scotstown)15. Conor McManus (Clontibret)Subs: 11. Stephen Gollogly (Carrickmacross) for Clerkin and 21. Gavin Doogan (Magheracloone) for Kerr.Ref: David Coldrick (Meath).As it happened: Kildare v Monaghan, All-Ireland senior football Round 4B qualifier>2013 title winners Sixmilebridge knocked out of Clare hurling championship> Monaghan 2-16Kildare 2-14MONAGHAN OVERCAME WOEFUL conditions in Croke Park this evening to book a spot in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals after a 2-16 to 2-14 win over Kildare, following extra-time in Round 4B of the qualifiers.After the two sides could not be separated in normal time, a well-taken goal from Chris McGuinness, in addition to points from Drew Wylie and Jack McCarron saw Monaghan prevail to set up a clash with Dublin in the quarters.Padraig Fogarty and Alan Smith scored points as Kildare rallied late on, however Monaghan held firm ultimately for a first Croke Park victory in 84 years.In the opening stages, the two sides exchanged six points in the early stages with some free-flowing football despite the torrential rain at Headquarters but the game really came alive when Emmet Bolton buried his first goal of the game. The half back got on the end of brilliant defence splitting pass from Alan Smith before finishing with style past Rory Beggan and give Kildare a 1-3 to 0-3 lead.Bolton’s second goal was a scrappier affair but his palmed effort was enough to ensure his side went into half-time with a 2-5 to 0-8 lead; the free-taking of Paul Finlay and Conor McManus keeping their side in the game.The game’s big turning point occurred just after the break when Bolton — who almost gave away a penalty just before half-time — was shown a black card for deliberately pulling down an opponent.With Kildare rattled, Malachy O’Rourke’s men scored three points in a row before Vinny Corey took advantage of some woeful Kildare defending on 50 minutes to fire a left-foot shot past Mark Donnellan and give Monaghan their first lead since the third minute.Though Fintan Kelly’s point gave the Farney a two-point lead, Smith and Eamon Callaghan drew Kildare level — 1-12 to 2-9 with five minutes to play.With time ticking away, Eoghan O’Flaherty made amends for an earlier missed free to give Kildare a one-point advantage, however another McManus free levelled things up again to send the game to extra-time.The remainder of the game was similarly tense and tight, yet a moment of class from McGuinness was enough to secure his side a victory.center_img KILDARE1. Mark Donnellan – Maynooth2. Ciaran Fitzpatrick – Kilcock17. Hugh McGrillen – Celbridge25. Emmet Bolton – Eadestown5. Ollie Lyons – Celbridge6. Fergal Conway – Celbridge7. Keith Cribbin – Johnstownbridge8. Tommy Moolick – Leixlip9. Padraig O’Neill – St. Laurence’s10. Cathal McNally – Johnstownbridge27. Hugh Lynch – Confey12. Eamonn Callaghan – Naas13. Alan Smith – Sarsfields20. Paddy Brophy – Celbridge15. Eoghan O’Flaherty – CarburySubs: Gary White for Hugh Lynch (blood) (48), Niall Kelly for White (51), Tomas O’Connor for McNally (*53)MONAGHAN1. Rory Beggan (Scotstown)last_img read more

My life after my wifes death has been a neverending nightmare

first_img By Louise Roseingrave http://jrnl.ie/3458854 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 7:29 PM National Maternity Hospital Short URL ‘My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare’ The inquest into Malak Thawley’s death returned a verdict of medical misadventure. Jun 22nd 2017, 7:29 PM center_img Image: Google Maps 27,412 Views Share294 Tweet Email1 A CORONER HAS returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the case of a woman who died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.Malak Thawley (34) of Brusna Cottages, Blackrock, Co Dublin died on 8 May 2016 at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin.In a statement read out by his solicitor after the inquest today, her husband Alan Thawley said he has not lived a ‘single minute of his life’ since her death.“I just wish I could return to my old life. The one where the love of my life was still alive and we were expecting our first child. My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare,” he said.The morning of my wife’s death I was quite honestly in the happiest mood I had ever been in my life. My best friend, soul-mate and love of my life was pregnant with our first child… It is utterly devastating how much a single event can destroy a person.The final day of evidence at the inquest at Dublin Coroner’s Court heard that the second year registrar conducting the surgery called for a senior consultant at 4.51pm after unexpected bleeding into the abdominal cavity was discovered.However, the source of bleeding was not identified until 5.44pm, following the arrival of Mary Barry, Vascular Consultant from St Vincent’s Hospital.Barry said she received a call at 5.18pm informing her that a vascular surgeon was required urgently at the NMH because ‘a patient was bleeding to death on the operating table’. She arrived at 5.35pm. There was no cardiac output when she arrived.“The patient was completely collapsed, with no cardiac output and no pulse,” Dr Barry said. Her first aim was to reinstate circulation and she commenced internal cardiac massage.“At that point addressing the vascular injury was secondary,” Barry said. At 5.44pm she identified the source of the bleeding and repaired the tear to the aorta with stitches.Surgical instrumentConsultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the NMH Dr Declan Keane arrived at the hospital at 5.03pm.“The moment I saw the fallopian tube was intact (not ruptured as suspected), I called the vascular team at St Vincent’s,” he said. Asked why he did not immediately put the vascular team on alert, due to the known risk of vascular injury, Dr Keane said he accepted he could have.“But in 28 years I have not encountered that before,” he said.Asked if the surgical instrument known as a trocar had gone too far in its initial insertion by the registrar, Dr Keane replied, ‘I think that is the likely cause.’Asked if the use of an ‘un-bladed trocar’ was a safer option, Dr Keane replied that there is a move towards a ‘more direct entry, for safety purposes’.“We are probably going to see more senior personnel coming in to carry out laparoscopies,” Dr Keane said.He told the court that the risk of aortic injury is one in 1,000 cases and he had never seen such an eventuality before. A document aimed at promoting safety in relation to this kind of keyhole surgery is being drawn up, Dr Keane said.Blood sampleThe inquest heard that Malak Thawley’s pre-operation blood sample was taken and stored in the fridge at 3pm. Medical scientist Ian McCarthy said the hospital operated an on-call weekend service whereby blood samples were not processed if blood products were not required. This has since changed.It took 45 minutes to identify Malak Thawley’s blood group following a request from the operating theatre at 4.56pm. There were 11 units of ‘O negative’ blood (which can be used with any blood type) available in the hospital, four in the operating theatre and seven in the lab, the court heard.From 5.42pm until 6.20pm there was no blood available in the lab, the court heard.“There were times we had no blood products in the lab, I don’t know if they ran out in theatre,” McCarthy said.Staff continued emergency efforts to save her life, but Malak Thawley was pronounced dead at 7.57pm. The cause of death was a tear in the abdominal aorta during the course of surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.ReviewNMH chairman Nicholas Kearns said a ‘robust internal review’ had begun the day after Malak Thawley’s death.“We know that nothing can bring Malak back. However we are determined to continue to implement all that we have learned from this investigation in our clinical practice.”He said the hospital apologised unreservedly for the shortcomings in Malak Thawley’s care.Read: ‘She asked me to pray for her’: Inquest hears pregnant woman died during surgery at Holles Street> National Maternity Hospital Image: Google Maps 15 Comments last_img read more

Greeks babies born to married parents

first_imgGreece topped the list for the fewest births outside of marriage, according to Eurostat figures while the number of babies being born outside of wedlock in the EU doubled in numbers since 1990. Two in five babies were registered as being born outside of marriage, with Estonia seeing the most with 59.7 per cent of babies being born to unwed parents. In 1990, 17 per cent of all live births were outside marriage compared with 27 per cent in 2000 and 40 per cent in 2011, Eurostat figures for the 27 member states reveal. The UK saw 47.3 per cent – fewer than France (55.8 per cent) but more than Germany (33.9 per cent). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Male robbed and shot by three masked men

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – Detectives are investigating a robbery incident that occurred last night (Sunday 5th February 2017), in the Gracebay Road area of Providenciales.Around 10:58 pm Police responded to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where they met and spoke with the 57-year-old male victim who told them that he was walking towards Flamingoes on the beach Restaurant when he was approached by three (3) masked men who demanded his wallet. He cooperated with the culprits. One of them shot him in the left leg before making off.  The wallet contained a large undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards. It is too early in the investigation to say whether it was a targeted or random incident.Anyone with information surrounding the incident above, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

WISHH Trade Team Builds SoyUse Knowledge

first_img(From left to right) Colton Gillespie and Thae Ei Phyu, business development manager for BioNutrient Systems in Myanmar, on top of the combine at the Scott Gillespie farm in Minnesota. The Gillespie family hosted the entire INTSOY course participants at their farm.The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) sent 11 trade team participants to attend the 2018 Northern Crops Institute (NCI) INTSOY course in Fargo, N.D.The WISHH team consisted of participants from the Africa region, representing Senegal and Ghana, and the Asia region, representing Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The team includes business and Non-Government Organization (NGO) representatives that are currently using soy to produce foods such as tofu, soy milk, and porridge mixes; some visitors are also experimenting with soy as a new ingredient in locally processed foods.The INTSOY course builds a strong foundational knowledge of soy uses in food and feed, and introduces participants to innovative applications that highlight the nutritional and functional properties of soy. NCI staff arranged a variety of class room style lectures, industry meetings, and practical demonstrations to provide a well-rounded experience to INTSOY participants. WISHH staff Alan F. Poock, Asia division director and Chris Slemp, Africa program manager, escorted the team.The WISHH team’s participation was funded by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council,  the USDA‘s Market Access Program (MAP) and Emerging Markets Program (EMP).last_img read more

Stocks to watch on March 19 Cadila Health Zee Entertainment UltraTech Cement

first_imgA man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) while celebrating the Sensex index rising to over 30,000, in Mumbai, India April 26, 2017.Reuters fileHere are a few stocks that are likely to move in trades on Monday:Cadila Health: The company received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules.UltraTech Cement: The company has challenged the sale of Binani Cement to rival Dalmia Bharat, alleging lack of transparency in the bidding process.Thermax: The power generation equipments maker said it won an order worth Rs 503 crore for co-generation plants in Haryana and Punjab.Zee Entertainment: The company has called-off a deal to acquire 100 percent equity stake in 9X entities.Max Financial: The company will raise funds for making investment in subsidiary, Max Life Insurance.GAIL: Indian Oil, BPCL likely to buy 26 percent stake each in GAIL, reported PTI.Clearing Corp: State Bank of India sold, ICICI Bank bought 4.4 percent equity in Clearing Corporation for Rs 143 crore.Sona Koyo Engineering: The company’s promoter JTEKT Corp will sell about 47 lakh shares on March 19, 20 via offer for sale route.Ramky Infra: The company has bagged an order of Rs 939.4 crore from the National Highway Authority of India in Srinagar.VA Tech Wabag: Porinju Veliyath Equity Intelligence bought 0.35 percent stake or about 1.9 lakh shares in VA Tech Wabag.Videocon Industries: The company is evaluating process to sell stake in Brazil oil block.YES Bank: The lender said that Life Insurance Corp has raised stake in the firm by 2.03 percent to 9.62 percent.last_img read more

IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp

first_imgA jihadist assault led by suicide bombers killed dozens Tuesday at a camp for the displaced near Syria’s border with Iraq, as pressure grows on the Islamic State group in both countries.The violence left at least 38 people dead and came as another surprise IS attack on Tuesday killed 10 soldiers in Iraq, to the south along the border.The jihadist group appears to be lashing out as it faces escalating offensives on its last two major bastions: second city Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in neighbouring Syria.IS’s dawn attack in Syria’s northeast hit a makeshift camp near the border with Iraq where some 300 families were waiting to cross into territory held by the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed alliance leading the assault on Raqa.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said at least five suicide bombers blew themselves up inside and outside the camp in Hasakeh province which hosts Syrians and Iraqis forced from their homes.Heavy clashes then erupted between the IS fighters and the SDF near the camp, which lies just inside Syrian territory, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.He said at least 38 people had been killed including 23 displaced Syrians or Iraqi refugees.“At least 30 people were wounded, and the death toll may rise because some people are in critical condition and others are still unaccounted for,” the Britain-based monitor said.IS claimed the attack via its propaganda outlet Amaq, saying a groups of jihadists attacked an SDF position near the camp as part of a multi-pronged assault on the group.‘Appalled, saddened’ -Kamal Derbas, a press officer for the Kurdish Red Crescent, said the attack began at 4:00 am (0100 GMT) and put the civilian death toll at 22.Thousands of people-from the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor further south and from the Iraqi city of Mosul across the border-have used the crossing to reach safety, according to the International Rescue Committee.“We are appalled and saddened to hear of the attacks today in Hasakeh province,” said IRC regional advocacy adviser Thomas Garofalo.Conditions in the area are harsh, with little shelter, the authorities overstretched, and the risk of renewed violence.The other IS attack in Iraq saw jihadists fire on an army base near the remote outpost of Rutba, near the country’s western borders with Syria and Jordan.An Iraqi army lieutenant colonel said IS jihadists fired mortar rounds and rockets at the 1st Division base in the Saggar area, east of Rutba, before trying to storm it.IS appeared to be trying to breach the defence of Rutba, which is the last sizeable town on the road from Baghdad to the Jordanian border, as well as to create diversions to ease pressure on its fighters in Mosul, military officials said.A massive offensive was launched in mid-October to retake Mosul, where IS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of IS’s so-called “caliphate” nearly three years ago.‘Violent’ Tabqa clashes -IS once controlled swathes of land on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border, but US-backed offensives have seen much of that territory retaken.A US-led coalition began bombing IS positions in Iraq in August 2014 and launched raids against the jihadists in neighbouring Syria the following month.In northern Syria, the coalition is backing the major assault by the SDF-an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters-on Raqa.A key waypost in that offensive is the city of Tabqa, which lies along the Euphrates River and on an IS supply route about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Raqa.On Tuesday, the SDF was locked in “very violent clashes” with IS in a northern district of Tabqa, the last section of the city still held by the jihadists, the SDF said in a statement.SDF fighters managed to seize a tank and several vehicles used by IS, it said.More than 80 percent of Tabqa is now in SDF hands, just eight days after the group first entered the city.More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the country’s conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests.last_img read more