2012 State Of Origin Referees Announced

first_imgThe 2012 State of Origin Series will be held on Friday, 21 September and Saturday, 22 September 2012 at the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium and will be held in conjunction with the Touch Football Australia 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships event. To view the list, please click on the media release below. Related Files2012_soo_referees_announcement1-pdflast_img

10 months agoNew absence for Real Madrid attacker Bale

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New absence for Real Madrid attacker Baleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGareth Bale is set to be missing for another two weeks at Real Madrid.The Welsh international suffered a calf problem in the 2-2 draw against Villarreal.First tests have revealed he will be sidelined for around two weeks, although he will undergo further tests. Therefore, Bale will miss the games against Real Sociedad, Leganes (Copa del Rey) and Real Betis, but he could re-appear for the second leg of the Copa del Rey clash with Leganes if all goes well. If he doesn’t make that on time, his objective will be to be fit again for the vital league game against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu on Jan. 19. last_img read more

6 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: All the way from Norway to ask me that?

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: All the way from Norway to ask me that?by Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t need his advice.Klopp was asked by a reporter from Dagbladet if he had words for Solskjaer as United continue to struggle.The German replied: “Hahahaha! Do you really think you can fly over from Norway and ask about it? Wow.”He doesn’t need it. Come on. He has been in the club for a total of 10-15 years. He knows everything about it. He has experience as a manager in football. He knows what he needs to do. It just has to work. That’s it for all of us. “That’s why so many managers get fired at some point, because some internally loses patience. Then you have to go.”From my point of view it looks like he sits there safely. They all knew it was going to be a difficult job.”I don’t think you have to worry about Ole. He is in a good position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tears give way to hope at the TRC in Montreal

first_imgAPTN National NewsEmotions ran high at the third day of the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in Montreal Friday.As the day unfolded tears and pain gave way to hope and unity.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the storylast_img

Parents questioning mental health services after rash of suicides in Saskatchewan

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN National NewsThere’s been another suicide in Northern Saskatchewan.Four young people now have taken their lives in the last two weeks.As the community grieve, and try to find solutions, two mothers are questioning the mental health support in their communities.Note: Health Canada has set up a toll free line for mental health services. The number is 1-855-242-3310. The services are available in English, French and upon request, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. tpimentel@aptn.calast_img read more

UK firms to reveal bossstaff pay gaps under draft law

first_img Citation: UK firms to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law (2018, June 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-uk-firms-reveal-boss-staff-gaps.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Companies listed in Britain will be required to reveal the gap between the salaries of their chief executives and employees under draft legislation introduced in parliament on Monday. All public companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose and explain every year their “pay ratios” under legislation planned to come into effect from January 2019.”Most of the UK’s largest companies get their business practices right but we understand the anger of workers and shareholders when bosses’ pay is out of step with company performance,” Business Secretary Greg Clark said in a statement.”Requiring large companies to publish their pay gaps will build on that reputation by improving transparency and boosting accountability at the highest levels, while helping build a fairer economy that works for everyone,” he said.The move comes after years of shareholder and public outrage over the pay for top executives, including at companies that have performed poorly. There has been a series of shareholder rebellions over pay at company annual general meetings this year.Frances O’Grady, leader of Britain’s Trades Union Congress, said: “Publishing and justifying pay ratios is a first step, but more is needed.”Fat-cat bosses are masters of self-justification and shrugging off public outcry. New rules are needed to make sure they change,” she said, calling for worker representatives to be included on boardroom pay committees for added fairness.Rebecca Long Bailey, business spokeswoman for the main opposition Labour Party, said the proposals were “half-baked” and “do nothing to tackle the entrenched inequality”.The government earlier this year implemented legislation forcing all UK companies with 250 or more employees to publish details of the salary difference between male and female employees.center_img All companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose and explain their “pay ratios” London firm revamps pay by letting staff set salaries Explore furtherlast_img read more

California legislators advance bill to set strongest net neutrality protections in US

first_img California senators reach agreement on net neutrality bill California lawmakers advanced an ambitious proposal Thursday to prevent broadband providers from hindering or manipulating access to the internet, bringing the state closer to enacting the strongest net neutrality protections in the country. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further Citation: California legislators advance bill to set strongest net neutrality protections in U.S. (2018, August 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-california-legislators-advance-bill-strongest.html The legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would bring back Obama-era internet rules rolled back by federal regulators this year, the latest volley cast by state leaders already feuding with the Trump administration over immigration and climate protection policies.The proposal prevents internet service providers from blocking or slowing down websites and video streams or charging websites fees for faster speeds. But it also goes further than the old regulations and measures taken up by other states, placing new limits on certain data plans and tasking the state’s attorney general with investigating cases in which companies might be evading the rules.On the Assembly floor, Republicans argued that the state was going too far and would create a patchwork of state and federal laws that would be cumbersome on companies and hinder innovation.Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, a former broadcaster, argued that “light-touch regulation” had helped the internet flourish.”The overreach, the going too far here is going to be challenged for its unconstitutionality, and we are going to find ourselves in very uncertain territory,” he said.Accusing the bill’s proponents of being unable to explain net neutrality, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, called the Democrats’ resistance to the Trump administration “embarrassing.””You are wading into an area that you have no business being in,” she said.But supporters argued that California needed to take a stand at a time when officials appointed by President Trump had rolled back consumer protections—and broadband providers were willing to profit at the expense of customers and public safety.”We are stepping up and filling the role that we need to fill because we cannot rely on this federal government to protect us when we need protection,” Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, said.Senate Bill 822 cleared the state Assembly with overwhelming support on a 59-18 vote, overcoming the first major hurdle after months of aggressive lobbying and online advocacy campaigns waged between internet advocates and the telecom industry that has drawn national attention. ©2018 Los Angeles Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. California is one of 29 states to consider net neutrality protections since the Federal Communications Commission voted late last year to reverse the Obama-era internet regulations, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Republicans calling for an end to the utility-like oversight of internet service providers.The rules, enacted in February 2015 and ended in June, barred broadband and wireless companies such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon from selling faster delivery of some data, slowing speeds for certain content or favoring selected websites over others.Wiener’s Senate Bill 822 would, in effect, reestablish the same regulations. It also restricts some zero-rated data plans, or package deals that allow companies such as Verizon or Comcast to exempt some calls, texts or other content from counting against a customer’s data plan.An additional proposal, Senate Bill 460, by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, would deny public contracts to companies that fail to follow the new state internet rules. It is also expected to be taken up by the Assembly this week.Clashes between net neutrality proponents and telecom industry lobbyists heated up again last week when Verizon was reported to have slowed the speed of the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s wireless data transmission, a revelation detailed in an addendum to a federal lawsuit filed by states including California to challenge the repeal of net neutrality rules.Net neutrality has also become a rallying issue for Democrats in House races across the country.Over the weekend, Wiener accused broadband companies of using robocalls to mislead seniors about the impact of his bill, and he posted a voicemail of one such alleged call on Twitter.Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, who presented the bill Thursday, became the target of a different campaign in June, waged by net neutrality proponents condemning his Assembly committee’s attempt to throw out contents of Wiener’s bill. He faced a barrage of tweets and was captured in a viral video, as activists raised money through a crowdfunding website to place a billboard over the debacle in his district.”We all know why we are here,” said Santiago, who helped restore the bill and has since signed on as a co-author to both net neutrality proposals. “The Trump administration destroyed the internet as we know it.”last_img read more

Floods claim 55 lives in Assam and Bihar red alert sounded in

first_imgFloods claim 55 lives in Assam and Bihar, red alert sounded in KeralaRaging flood waters battered Assam and parts of Bihar with the death toll in the two states mounting to 55 on Tuesday, even as a red alert was sounded in Kerala after the weather office predicted extremely heavy rains in the state. Rain-related incidents claimed 14 lives in Uttar Pradesh.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 08:03 IST Flood affected villagers in Assam. (AP)Raging flood waters battered Assam and parts of Bihar with the death toll in the two states mounting to 55 Tuesday, while rain-related incidents claimed 14 lives in Uttar Pradesh.A red alert was also sounded in Kerala for extremely heavy rains with an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin saying that over 204 mm rains are likely in 24 hours in six districts of the southern state.In the north, heavy rains continued to lash Punjab and Haryana while the national capital received light showers for a second consecutive day.At least 33 people have been killed in flash floods in Bihar till Tuesday evening and 25.71 lakh people are affected in 16 districts of the state.According to officials, unusual torrential rainfall in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar where more than one lakh people have been moved to safer areas.In Assam, the deluge has affected 33 districts of the state and claimed 17 lives. More than 45 lakh people have been hit by the nature’s fury, officials said.Ninety per cent of the famed Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state is still submerged, a statement from the Assam Ministry of Forest and Environment said. The Kaziranga National Park is home to the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.With over 150 anti-poaching camps in the Kaziranga National Park affected by the floods, the authorities are working round-the-clock to check poaching at the UNESCO World Heritage site.According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in most of the affected districts, including in Guwahati.In Guwahati, the flood waters of the Brahmaputra have submerged Uzanbazar, Kharguli and Bharalamukh areas.The flood situation in Manas National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also critical as vast stretches in them have been inundated and animals are moving towards the neighbouring highlands.Five persons had died earlier in rain-related incidents in Mizoram.Meanwhile, light rains and a cloud cover kept the mercury in check in the national capital. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, reported 29.2 mm of rains till 8:30 am, the maximum in the monsoon season this year.The city recorded a high of 33.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, and a low of 24 degrees Celsius.In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, 14 people were killed Tuesday in rain-related incidents, a government release said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed district magistrates concerned to immediately provide Rs 4 lakh to the families of the victims.Meanwhile, heavy rains continued to lash many parts of Punjab and Haryana. The water level of Ghaggar river in Patiala district was flowing close to the danger mark in the morning, but by the evening, the level reduced, officials said.”There was localised flooding in some parts, but there is no need to panic,” Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said.There were also reports of heavy rains in Bathinda in Punjab and Ambala in Haryana, leading to water-logging in many low-lying areas.Chandigarh recorded a high of 28.3 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal limits, a Meteorological Department report said here.The MeT has forecast more rains in the two states till Thursday.Rains in several parts of Himachal Pradesh brought down the day temperatures in the state, with Karsog being the wettest with 70 mm of rainfall.ALSO READ | Red alert in Kerala, extremely heavy rains expected as monsoon strengthensALSO WATCH | In Depth: Ground reports from Assam, Bihar as they battle flood furyFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow Assam FloodFollow Bihar floodFollow AssamFollow biharFollow MonsoonFollow Rain Nextlast_img read more

17528 rape cases reported in Odisha in 10 years Minister

first_img Indo Asian News Agency BhubaneswarJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 15:34 IST The police have registered 563 murder cases up to May this year.(image for representation)HIGHLIGHTS17,528 rape and 13,246 murder cases have been reported in OdishaThe police have registered 563 murder cases up to May this yearThe police have registered 18,524 rioting related cases from 2010-2019As much as 17,528 rape and 13,246 murder cases have been reported in Odisha in last 10 years, said a minister on Monday.Minister of State for Home Dibya Sankar Mishra informed this while replying to a written question by Congress MLA Narasingh Mishra in the Assembly.Dibya Sankar Mishra said that 17,528 rape cases and 13,246 murder cases have been reported from 2010 to 2019 (up to May).He said that 937 rape cases have been registered till May this year, while 2,502 cases were reported in 2018 and 2,221 in 2017.The police have registered 563 murder cases up to May this year. In 2018, the figure was 1,378.A total of 45,628 cognizable crimes have been registered up to May in 2019, informed the Minister.The police have registered 18,524 rioting related cases from 2010-2019.Meanwhile, the Odisha Assembly on Monday witnessed pandemonium over the law and order problem in the state. Both the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party created ruckus in the Assembly over rising crimes in the state.Also read | Delhi: Police hunts BJP leader’s speedster nephew who did stunts around Rashtrapati BhavanAlso read | 107 Congress, TMC, CPM MLAs will join BJP, claims Mukul RoyAlso watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byPooja Mishra Tags :Follow RapeFollow OdishaFollow Crime 17,528 rape cases reported in Odisha in 10 years: MinisterMinister of State for Home Dibya Sankar Mishra informed this while replying to a written question by Congress MLA Narasingh Mishra in the Assembly.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Now Mehul Choksi blames untimely typhoon in Antigua for delayed courier to

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 15:01 IST Mehul Choksi is wanted for allegedly defrauding the PNB to the tune of Rs 13,400 crore. (File)HIGHLIGHTSMehul Choksi says he couldn’t send documents due to untimely typhoon Antigua and BarbudaMehul Choksi said once the situation came under control, he sent the documents through courier on June 24Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi is an accused in PNB fraud caseFugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, accused in the PNB fraud case, has claimed that he was unable to send documents to his lawyer in Bombay to challenge a court’s January order in the Bombay High Court within the mandated 30 days due to an “untimely typhoon” in Antigua and Barbuda.A special court in Mumbai had in January dismissed applications filed by Mehul Choksi for cross-examination of witnesses in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.After the plea was dismissed, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) looked to declare Choksi a Fugitive Economic Offenders under the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act.Mehul Choksi is at present based in the Caribbean nation of Antigua. India has sought his extradition from that country and an Interpol arrest warrant has also been issued against him.In an application filed in the Bombay High Court, Mehul Choksi said he was unable to courier the required legal documents due to typhoon and so wanted to now challenged the order in the high court.”It wasn’t easy for the applicant and his counsel to co-ordinate with each other and take necessary and immediate recourse for filing of the present application. However, the counsel took all possible efforts to co- ordinate with the applicant and get the signed vakalatnamas from Antigua. However, the counsel failed to get vakalatnamas within the limitation period due to untimely typhoon at Antigua which created chaos and also interrupted the courier service,” Mehul Choksi’s application stated.Mehul Choksi added that once the situation in Antigua came under control, he sent the documents through courier service on June 24.Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are the two key accused wanted by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly defrauding the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to the tune of Rs 13,400 crore in collusion with a few employees of the government-run lender.The multi-crore fraud came to light in early 2018. Both Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi had fled the country before that. On July 8 last year, when Mehul Choksi landed in Antigua’s capital St John’s, he used his newly obtained Antiguan passport for the first time and acquired the citizenship.On Thursday, ED attached assets worth Rs 24.77 crore in India and abroad of fugitive diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi, accused in the fraud case.The attached properties include three commercial assets based in Dubai, a Mercedes Benz car and a number of fixed deposits in bank accounts in the country and outside, the agency said. The total value of the attached properties is Rs 24.77 crore, it said.(with inputs from Munish Chandra)READ | ED attaches Dubai properties of Mehul Choksi worth Rs 24.77 croreWATCH | Choksi will soon be extradited to India?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySumeda Tags :Follow Mehul Choksi Next Now, Mehul Choksi blames untimely typhoon in Antigua for delayed courier to Bombay lawyerFugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has blamed typhoon in Antigua and Barbuda for being unable to send documents to his Bombay legal team.advertisementlast_img read more