Working overtime

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nicholls finished with only five points but his triple could just be the shot that might save the Chiefs’ season after they improved their record to 4-6 in a tie for seventh spot with the Altas.“It’s a special skill, making that shot,” Codiñera said of Nicholls.Kent Salado also made an impact with 17 points, seven assists and three rebounds for Arellano, which put to waste JRU gunner Tey Teodoro’s 30-point explosion.The Altas looked like a rejuvenated crew as they rolled past the Knights in the extra period. Quiet for majority of the first round, Dagangon came alive with 21 points to match teammate Prince Eze’s output. Eze, the MVP race leader, also grabbed 19 rebounds.Perpetual also got solid games from GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel and Kieth Pido, who combined for 37 points. But it was Dagangon who made the biggest shots, hitting two straight baskets for an 82-77 advantage.Coronel and Eze sealed the win with free throws after the Knights came within 82-85 with 25 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “The team just showed a lot of heart,” said Perpetual coach Jimwell Gican. “We knew we still have a chance of making the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Playing like their campaigns were on the line, Arellano and Perpetual Help hacked out thrilling overtime victories over higher-ranked foes last Thursday to muddle up the Final Four race of NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Getting a timely explosion from Gab Dagangon, the Altas turned back the Letran Knights, 88-82, in overtime to move within a game off the Top Four.Not to be outdone, the Chiefs also played with a sense of urgency to overcome the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, 115-109, in double overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingZach Nicholls nailed a desperation trey to send the game into a second overtime before Allen Enriquez, Kraniel Victoria and Archie Concepcion finished off the fading Bombers, who remained in third spot despite falling to 6-4.“I guess it was the stops that made it,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “Other than that prayer shot of Zach, we were really down. But we were able to regroup and we got energy from our bench.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan officials get visas to assess security in India

first_imgVisas have been issued to two Pakistani officials to visit India for assessing the security arrangements for the national team ahead of World Twenty20.The Indian high commission on Sunday issued the visas according to a statement from the Pakistan interior ministry.  (World T20: AAP joins protest against India-Pakistan Dharamsala clash) “All arrangements are complete for the security team to leave for India on Monday,” the ministry said in the statement.”Director FIA Usman Anwar and Col. Azam from the Ministry of Interior will leave from Pakistan while the third member will join them from the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi,” the ministry said.Col Azam is also the general manager of security and anti-corruption unit in the Pakistan board.”The team will meet the Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh and the state police chief and will prepare a report which will be sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar,” the statement added.Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that the PCB has been told to wait and not send the team to India until the security delegation gives clearance.Nisar had also insisted that the Indian government was responsible for ensuring security of the Pakistan team.The Pakistan security delegation will meet with officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and also meet senior Indian security officials to assess the security cover for the Pakistan team.last_img read more

Indian women reach Uber Cup quarters despite losing to Japan

first_imgThe Indian women’s team advanced to the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup badminton tournament despite losing 2-3 to Japan in the final group game at the Kunshan Sports Centre here on Wednesday.After being 0-2 down, Japan staged a brilliant comeback to win the remaining three matches and top the group, pushing India to second in Group D. (Saina, Sindhu power India to 5-0 win over Germany in Uber Cup)The day started with London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal thrashing Nozomi Okuhara 21-18, 21-6 in the opening women’s singles match to take a 1-0 lead.World No.10 P.V. Sindhu doubled the lead when she beat Akane Yamaguchi 21-11, 21-18 in the second singles match.However, Japan bounced back well in the doubles encounter as the duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi beat Jwala Gutta and Sikki Reddy 21-11, 21-8 to make it 2-1.World No.12 Sayaka Sato then made it 2-2 as she beat No.113 Ruthvika Shivani Gadde 21-7, 21-14 in the third singles match.The last match of the day turned out to be the decider which the Japanese duo of Shizuka Matsuo and Mami Naito won by defeating the combo of Ashwini Ponappa and Sindhu 15-21, 21-19, 21-16.last_img read more

England duo Jamie Vardy, Gary Cahill walk away from international football

first_imgLeicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill have made themselves unavailable for England selection because they feel it is the right time to walk away.However, the pair are open to putting the England shirt on again if required in the future.Vardy, 32, featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia scarcely as Harry Kane was the preferred choice for England manager Gareth Southgate.”To be honest with you, this has been on my mind for a while. I’m not getting any younger and you can see, to be fair to the gaffer, he wants to make it more youthful, which obviously had its benefits during the World Cup — we got to the semi-finals and finished fourth, which is equal to the furthest we have ever been on foreign soil.”So I just said to Gareth that I think it’s probably best from now on, especially with the way he wants to go, to bring youngsters in who he thinks have got the ability and start nurturing them into international football,” Vardy told the Guardian.Vardy was restricted to the bench for most of the World Cup in Russia and said his lack of playing time had influenced his decision.”When you get selected, you want to be playing. If you’re playing week in, week out for your club, you want to be going to England to play as well. And if it’s not happening, then for me personally now it’s better to be at home, spending that time with my family and training with my club, preparing for the next game after the international break.advertisement”I thought I could have helped a bit more if I had more minutes. You know that you can hurt opponents in certain ways, in the way you play. But it wasn’t to be. And you have to respect the manager’s decisions.”Vardy said he had expressed his intention to Southgate shortly after the World Cup and confirmed it in a recent phone calls.”We’ve not shut the door completely. If the worst came to happen and everyone was injured, then obviously I wouldn’t say no,” he said.Chelsea’s Cahill also echoed Vardy’s lines and said that it was the right time to take a step back but he will always be there if the team needs him.”I think it’s time that I take a step back now. It’s the right moment to do that. I’ve been hugely proud of what I’ve achieved, over 60 caps, I’ve captained my country on a few occasions, which has been a huge honour.”At the same time, in your football career you never want to shut a door completely and if I’m ever needed, I’m there,” Cahill said.last_img read more


first_imgIowa’s unemployment rate remained at 2.4% in April for the 10th month in a row.Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday the jobless rate held steady, where it has been since July 2018.Iowa has the nation’s third-lowest rate, behind only Vermont and North Dakota, and tied with New Hampshire.The number of Iowa residents with jobs in April increased by 4,600 to 1.67 million.The number of unemployed residents dropped to 40,400.Iowa’s figure compares to a national unemployment rate of 3.6% in April.last_img read more

Bill Clinton To Match Donations To Clinton Foundation Until December 31

first_imgMake a donation to the Clinton Foundation before December 31 and Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton will match it.“When the Clinton Foundation started 13 years ago, I never dreamed we’d be able to achieve all that we have,” wrote Clinton to his supporters. “We’ve helped over 8 million people in developing countries access HIV/AIDS medication. We found a way to help smallholder farmers throughout Africa improve their incomes by providing training and lowering the cost of seed and fertilizer. Every day, we help more people lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives.“Support the life-changing work of the Clinton Foundation with a tax-deductible gift now, and we will match your donation dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.“It’s an exciting time at the Clinton Foundation. We’re planning significant expansions of some of our most innovative programs, like our Anchor Farm project in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and rolling out new partnerships with women entrepreneurs in South America.”To make a donation, click here.last_img read more

Nissan proposing more board members with Renaults Bollore

TOKYO — Nissan says it is proposing adding Renault’s chief executive, Thierry Bollore, to its board, as well as several outsiders, to strengthen its governance following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.The Japanese automaker’s proposals announced Friday will be put to a shareholder vote at a meeting set for June.Nissan Motor Co. said it will retain Hiroto Saikawa as its chief executive. It also wants to add Sony Interactive Entertainment’s chairman, Andrew House, Nihon Michelin Tire’s chairman, Bernard Delmas, to the board.Nissan’s proposal calls for an 11-member board, including seven outside directors. The board now has eight members, including Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman at French alliance partner Renault SA, who was approved earlier this year.Ghosn is facing financial misconduct charges. He says he is innocent.The Associated Press read more

Continued tourist spending slump weighs on Tiffanys results

NEW YORK — Tiffany & Co.’s second quarter profits and sales fell as the jewelry chain grappled with continued weak tourist spending.However, the company stuck with its full-year sales and profit forecast.Tiffany said earlier this year that holiday sales were hurt by a drop in spending by Chinese tourists and other international visitors, and that trend has continued through the first half.The strong dollar has made jewelry from Tiffany even more expensive for Chinese tourists visiting the U.S. The intensifying the trade war between the U.S. and China has also been a strain on business. And the quarter was also hurt by street protests in Hong Kong.“As with the first quarter, we are encouraged in the second quarter by sales growth attributed to our local customer base globally, which was again led by double digit growth in mainland China,” Alessandro Bogliolo, Tiffany’s CEO, said in a statement.Bogliolo noted that in spite of the headwinds of weak demand from tourists, currency exchange pressures and continuing disruptions in Hong Kong, it is actively managing what is in its control, focusing on product introductions and keeping a “visible profile.”Tiffany reported fiscal second quarter profit of $136.3 million, or $1.12 per share, in the three months ended July 31. That compares with $144.7 million, or $1.17 per share, in the year-ago period.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share.The luxury jeweler posted revenue of $1.05 billion in the period, down from $1.08 billion. That fell short of the average forecast of $1.07 billion.In the Americas, total sales decreased 4% to $455 million while comparable sales — or sales in stores open at least a year, a key metric of a retailer’s health — decreased 4%. Sales fell across most of the region, and Tiffany attributed that drop to lower spending by foreign tourists and, to a lesser extent, local customers.In Asia-Pacific, total sales decreased 1% to $298 million, with comparable sales down 3%, reflecting the opening of new stores and increased wholesale sales. Tiffany blamed the decline on the impact of foreign currency translation.In Japan, total net sales of $155 million were unchanged in the second quarter. Comparable sales slipped 1%.Europe saw total net sales fall 4%, and comparable sales slid 6%.For fiscal 2019, Tiffany still expects worldwide net sales to increase by a low-single-digit percentage over the prior year; and earnings per share to increase by a low-to-mid-single-digit percentage year over year.Tiffany shares rose more than 4%, or $3.55, to $86.22 in late morning trading Wednesday._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TIF at D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

Man says he will prove he didnt kill Michael Jordans dad

LUMBERTON, N.C. — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan’s father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder.Now he’s going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn’t kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993.“I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn’t connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. … The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did,” Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed.Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn’t identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification.On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defence attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney’s general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defence. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999.Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences.Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He’s probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body.Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defence filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan’s shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel.Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl “was kissing on” him so there was no way he’d abandon that opportunity.Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan.If that’s true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95.“I don’t think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan – the state or the defence,” Mumma said.Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting.“It became ‘he said, he said,’” Rogers said. “I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel’s ultimate version.”Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn’t believe it.As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories.By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green’s attempt for a new trial.In addition to evidence in the defence filings, Green’s lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn’t kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn’t plan to use deadly force.The state attorney general’s office says jurors’ opinions at sentencing aren’t relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime.The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn’t believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he’s confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger.“If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I’m going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery,” said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year.___Follow Martha Waggoner on Twitter at Waggoner, The Associated Press read more

Outotec delivering zinc concentrate direct leaching and iron precipitation technologies to Boliden

first_imgOutotec has agreed with Boliden on the delivery of zinc concentrate direct leaching and iron precipitation technologies and site services for the expansion of the Odda zinc production facilities in Norway. The parties have agreed not to disclose the contract value but typically such solutions are worth 10-20 million depending on the scope. The order has been booked in Outotec’s 2015 first quarter order intake. Boliden is a leading resources company in the Nordic countries and Ireland, and is currently investing in a capacity increase at the Odda zinc plant from €170,000 to 200,000 t/y of zinc.This plant, on the shore of Hardangerfjord in western Norway, is committed to very strict environmental regulations and sustainable way of operating. The plant has been using Outotec’s atmospheric zinc concentrate direct leaching process since 2004 and become a benchmark in low emissions, high metal recoveries and operational safety. Outotec’s solution comprises the direct leaching technology, basic and detailed engineering and delivery of proprietary OKTOP® reactor plant units for leaching and iron precipitation as well as filters and anode handling machines. In addition, Outotec provides extensive services starting from engineering to installation, commissioning and start-up. The deliveries will take place during 2015 and 2016.“We have been working closely with Boliden for decades, and we are pleased to see that our renowned zinc concentrate direct leaching process has been chosen for the expansion again after about 10 years of operation of this process. Our newly designed reactors will be built with most advanced materials to ensure highest possible overall equipment efficiency. We have also productized the reactor plant units, including the structures and auxiliary systems, which guarantees fast engineering and delivery time associated with good serviceability”, says Robin Lindahl, Head of Metals, Energy & Water business area at Outotec.last_img read more

Newmont Mining named sustainability leader for fourth consecutive year

first_imgNewmont Mining Corporation has been named the Metals and Mining sector leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for a fourth year in a row.Newmont was the first gold company named to the index in 2007, and has been included on the DJSI North America Index every year since 2006.“This recognition is an important reflection of how well we are doing to create value and improve lives for all of our stakeholders,” Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Employees at our sites around the globe know that leading in profitability and responsibility go hand-in-hand, and that their day-to-day work can have positive and lasting impacts on local communities.“Our focus is on the long-term success of our company and doing that requires integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business.”In addition to being recognised as the Metals and Mining sector’s sustainability leader, Newmont achieved outstanding performance in a number of areas of the index including 100th percentile in the following:Economic: corporate governance, risk and crisis management, and policy influence;Environmental: biodiversity, climate strategy, and water-related risks;Social: labour practice indicators, human rights, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and asset closure management.As part of the index calculations, RobecoSAM evaluated 600 data points for nearly 2,100 companies to determine inclusion and ranking on the DJSI.Areas evaluated included corporate governance; risk and crisis management; supply chain management; climate strategy; human rights; talent attraction and retention; safety; environmental management and performance; codes of business conduct; local community development; and labour practices.last_img read more

Sean FitzPatrick trial told investigators used unlawful practices when taking witness statements

first_img By Declan Brennan INVESTIGATORS INTO ALLEGED crimes by former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick used “unlawful” practices when taking witness statements, his trial has heard.Lawyers for FitzPatrick (68), who is accused of misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans, have said that statements from witnesses from the auditors were produced as a result of coaching and cross-contamination between witnesses.On day 72 of the trial in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the jury saw a draft statement from Vincent Bergin, the audit manager for Anglo, with numerous changes, including insertions and deletions of entire paragraphs, suggested by investigators.The evidence emerged during the fourth day of defence cross-examination of Kevin O’Connell, a legal advisor with the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), who dealt with witnesses from EY (formerly Ernst & Young), Anglo’s auditors from 2002 to 2008.The document titled “draft statement by Vincent Bergin” and dated 1 November 2010, was circulated to a number of people in the ODCE, including O’Connell and his then boss, Paul Appleby, the director of corporate enforcement.These people suggested changes to the document and O’Connell said he then distilled or synthesised “the shared viewpoint” that was finally settled on.The jury was shown various versions of the document with new sections inserted, other sections crossed out or deleted, and others marked with the words “drop” or “delete”.Bernard Condon SC, defending, compared the process of producing the statement to the “hokey cokey”.“It goes in and it goes out. The statement is just shaken out. A meeting of bits going in and bits going out,” he said.O’Connell agreed the process was wrong and inappropriate. Condon told the court that rulings by Judge Mary Ellen Ring during the first trial in May 2015 and by Judge John Aylmer during the current trial found that it was an unlawful practice.He said it was unlawful because it meant the jury never get to hear what the witness might have said in an unvarnished statement and not produced after they had being coached.FitzPatrick of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow has pleaded not guilty to 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act. These include 22 charges of making a misleading, false or deceptive statement to auditors and five charges of furnishing false information in the years 2002 to 2007.The trial continues.Comments have been closed because the case is ongoing. Short URL 8,321 Views Sean FitzPatrick trial told investigators used ‘unlawful’ practices when taking witness statements The jury was shown versions of the document with new sections inserted, other sections crossed out or deleted. No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leah Farrell/ Share Tweet Email2 Image: Leah Farrell/ Jan 31st 2017, 8:19 PM Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 8:19 PMlast_img read more

Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live

first_img Apr 25th 2017, 11:54 AM 24,623 Views By AFP 58 Comments Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 11:54 AM A MAN IN Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police have said, the latest example of the social network’s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.Officers on the southern resort island said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man and rushed to an abandoned hotel near the international airport yesterday afternoon.“They had already died when I arrived there,” Lieutenant Jullaus Suvannin, one of the first on the scene, told AFP, adding a smartphone was found propped up against a wall.Police said they believed the man had previously argued with the mother of the murdered child, an 11-month girl. The man had hung himself and his daughter, they said.Channel 3 television broadcast footage of the child’s distraught mother, flanked by relatives, picking up both her daughter’s body and the man’s corpse from the local hospital.Facebook was not immediately available for comment.The killing comes just days after Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed to work to keep the world’s leading social network from being used to propagate harrowing acts like murder and suicide.Zuckerberg was responding to pressure after a man in the US state of Ohio used Facebook Live to broadcast footage of himself walking up to a stranger in the street and shooting him dead.The killer went on to fatally shoot himself after a massive manhunt and police chase.During a speech last Wednesday Zuckerberg conceded that Facebook had “a lot of work” to do on the issue.“We are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there,” he added.Phuket’s governor called on Thais not to share the four-minute clip of the murder and suicide, copies of which could still be found on the social network today.If you need to talk, contact:- Samaritans 116 123 or email Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)- Pieta House 1800 247 247 or email (suicide, self-harm)- Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)- Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)- © AFP 2017Read: US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night >Read: Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Archive/PA Images Share45 Tweet Email Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live Police in Phuket said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man. Short URL Image: PA Archive/PA Imageslast_img read more

Race Act Shorten urges ethnic voices to be heard

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Bill Shorten says the Abbott government is more likely to respond to grass-roots criticism than to Labor’s campaign to peg back changes to the Race Discrimination Act. “Supporters of the Racial Discrimination Act are wrong if they insist it provides anything like substantial protection against racism.” Waleed AlyThe Opposition Leader has called on communities with direct experience of racial vilification to make their voices heard during the consultation period for the legislation.In a speech to the Zionist Federation of Australia last weekend, Mr Shorten spoke of his opposition to the government’s controversial revision of the Act, telling his audience that time was running out to persuade the Coalition to change tack.Submissions concerning the current RDA exposure draft can be made by email to and have to be submitted by April 30. While urging people to oppose the government’s plans, Mr Shorten also warned against over-reaction, saying that he did not accuse the Prime Minister, Attorney-General George Brandis, or the cabinet of condoning racism or bigotry over their views.Mr Shorten said the practical effect of the changes – which he has called a “seriously retrograde step” – needed to be uppermost in the debate.While the lobby to keep current legal protections against racist speech has attracted most attention – the debate widened this week, with influential commentators suggesting people should look beyond the practical effects of repealing section 18C of the Act – which currently enables Australians to use litigation if they feel defamed (a course of action rarely used) – to the symbolism of the legislation.Monash University lecturer Waleed Aly and Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, both writing in Fairfax Media, focused their objections to the government’s reforms on a deeper level.Twenty years after the Act’s introduction, to suggest that the level of bigotry in Australia has been influenced by it, said Waleed Aly, is a furphy. “We’re not exactly playing for cut-throat stakes,” said Mr Aly in his article, that took aim at the underlying anachronistic basis of Australia’s Race laws, and its emphasis on a white-dominated racial power hierarchy.“Supporters of the Racial Discrimination Act are wrong if they insist it provides anything like substantial protection against racism. I’ve copped my share of racial abuse both in public and in private, and section 18C wasn’t ever going to do a damn thing about it,” added Aly.Tim Soutphommasane said that he would allow for some clarification of the act – to make clear racial abuse is only unlawful if it causes “profound and serious effects”, as opposed to “mere slights”.The Commissioner also suggested protection of free speech “conducted reasonably and in good faith” could be strengthened by changes to the Act. But Soutphommasane warned that the proposed changes, by weakening legal protection against racial vilification, “would give legal sanction to the most serious forms of racial vilification if expressed in the course of participating in a public discussion. “They would, I fear, embolden a minority with bigoted views to amplify their prejudice.”The furore over repealing section 18 of the act has seen the government alter its position over the legislation. Adjusting the proposed changes in light of community concerns is now likely.last_img read more

Videos after Smackdown Live: Asuka talks debut, The Usos warn Naomi, 205 Live Highlights

first_img WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Twitter Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Now Playing Up Next Google+ Smackdown Highlights: Undertaker appears, Shane fires Owens, Kingston takes out Orton John Oliver Jamal Khashoggi NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Videos Articles Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE posted the following videos from after last night’s Smackdown Live.Asuka talks her debut on Smackdown LiveSheamus and Cesaro coming to SmackdownDaniel Bryan and AJ Styles team upCarmella holds a celebrationJey Uso vs. HarperJeff Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin205 Live Highlights WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Daniel Bryan Has Finally Been Cleared To Come Back To The Ring WhatsApp John Oliver Takes On The WWE Now Playing Up Next Pinterestlast_img read more

Suspect in fatal shooting at Kelso convenience store arrested after car chase

first_imgKayla Chapman A lengthy car chase Tuesday night erupted into gunfire on Interstates 205 and 84 in Portland, and ended with the arrest of another suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kelso convenience store clerk.Erkinson K. Bossy, 23, was arrested shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Kelso Police Department, following a car chase from state Highway 500 near Thurston Way in Vancouver to westbound I-84 near the Lloyd Center in Portland.Vancouver police pursuing the fleeing pickup exchanged gunfire with at least one suspect, according to a Portland Police Bureau news release, and an officer was being treated for minor injuries at an area hospital. The Vancouver officer may have suffered glass to the face, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.One of the suspects in the pickup suffered life-threatening injuries unrelated to the gunfire, Portland police said.No one in the area reported injuries or damage to their vehicles, police said.After starting eastbound on Highway 500 near Thurston Way, the suspect pickup entered southbound I-205 and drove over the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge into Portland before turning onto westbound I-84, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by The Columbian.Police performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique, or PIT, maneuver on westbound I-84 between 33rd and 12th avenues, according to Portland police.Two people, including Bossy, were taken into custody a few minutes later.Around 3 p.m., Vancouver police also arrested Nenemeny W. Ekiek, 21, who was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.Investigators say Bossy and Ekiek were with D’Anthony Leslie Williams, 19, when he allegedly fatally shot 30-year-old Kayla Chapman, a clerk at the Kelso Quik Chek Market, on Jan. 22. Chapman was the only person in the store at the time. Williams was arrested in Camas the next day.last_img read more

Bahamas FNM Ministers MPs verify with Public Treasury

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #VerificationCentres Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 16, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest led the verification process for FNM Members of Parliament prior to participating in the weekly Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday.The men were two of 15 Cabinet Ministers to take advantage of the verification opportunity as Public Treasury Department staff are stationed at the Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre to conduct the process for public service employees there.   Other honourable ministers verified yesterday were:  Brent Symonette, Carl Bethel, Desmond Bannister, Jeffrey Lloyd, Marvin Dames, Frankie Campbell, Dionisio D’Aguilar, Michael Pintard, Darren Henfield, Senators Dion Foulkes, Kwasi Thompson and Elsworth Johnson.It was explained in a BIS media release that Cabinet Ministers, Romauld Ferreira, Lanisha Rolle and the Brensil Rolle are off island while Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands had already completed his verification.    #VerificationCentres were established since August 8 and public sector workers who do not register by end of the month, will have their salaries interrupted, though not ceased, until they do get verified. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Europes relief after Estonia election

first_imgEurope’s relief after Estonia election192 viewsEurope’s relief after Estonia election192 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Europe’s relief after Estonia election192 viewsBusinessAnother neighbour of Russia has turned towards Europe. Estonia’s centre-right prime minister claimed victory in Sunday’s election. Taavi Roivas, the leader of the Reform Party, is set to form aVentuno Web Player 4.50Another neighbour of Russia has turned towards Europe. Estonia’s centre-right prime minister claimed victory in Sunday’s election. Taavi Roivas, the leader of the Reform Party, is set to form alast_img read more

Karnataka turmoil Congress to take legal action against the rebel MLAs

first_img[Representational Image]The future of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka is at stake due to the ongoing political turmoil prevailing in the state after the resignation of 14 MLAs.Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy returned from the US and held meetings with the party leaders of both the Congress and the JD(S) on Sunday (July 7) night. The 13-month-old coalition has faced several hurdles but is still unsuccessful in having a stable government.Although Congress has accused the BJP of poaching its legislators to destabilise the government by offering them money and power, the party leaders are confident of the coalition government completing its term. The Congress party has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the political crisis in the state.The Congress troubleshooter and water resources minister DK Shivakumar has also accused the saffron party of the political drama unfolding in the state. He said that the BJP is indulging in ‘Operation Kamala’ to sabotage the coalition. Even though DKS tried to pacify the rebel MLAs to retreat from their resignation, they are adamant on quitting. After submitting their resignations, 10 MLAs from the coalition government left for Mumbai and is camping at Sofitel Hotel.Meanwhile, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has called all the Congress ministers of the state for a breakfast at his Sadshivnagar residence.last_img read more