Advisory issued after poisonous jelly fish surface in Goa beaches

first_imgThe Goa Tourism on Friday issued an advisory asking tourists and others to be cautious and not to swim or come in physical contact with the live or dead jelly fish washed across the beach stretches of Baga to Sinquerim in North coastal Goa.The advisory comes in the wake of reports that live Physalia utriculus, also called Blue Bottle or (Indo-Pacific) Portuguese Man-of-War fish are stranded on the said beach stretch.“They are very venomous and can cause extremely painful sting, which could result in allergic reaction to severe hyper allergic reactions,” the advisory issued by the Director of Tourism Menino D’Souza has said. Inspite of precaution, if anybody feels painful sting while at the said beach stretch, they are advised to take medical treatment at the nearest State Healthcare Centre, according to the advisory.Terra Conscious, an organisation monitoring marine wildlife in Goa had earlier on Tuesday alerted tourists and others about jelly’s presence on this coastal belt. Puja Mitra of Terra Conscious, an organisation monitoring marine wildlife in Goa officially in partnership with Forest Department under a collaborative project with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN India), had told The Hindu that on Tuesday a lifeguard of Drishti Lifesaving manning Goan beach in north Goa got stung by one of these venomous organisms and was hospitalised.“We were alerted as we are officially partnering with Goa Forest department on the monitoring of wildlife,” Ms. Mitra had said and added that these animals are Siphonophores, which are colonies of multiple organisms.Sometimes they become stranded on beaches, where their toxic nematocysts can remain potent for weeks or months in moist conditions. She said that some very venomous jellies can cause an extremely painful sting, which “if you have a tendency for allergic reactions, or a heart condition, etc., can send you into anaphylactic shock”.In case of a sting, Ms. Mitra suggested that the affected area must be washed with hot water. “Vinegar can also help, if rubbed directly on the stung area. Place ice packs to reduce the swelling and pain. Note any chest pains, difficulty in breathing and to report immediately to the nearest medical centre,” she further suggested.She said that the lifeguards guarding the coast have been made aware of this, and can provide help, but pleaded that people should not go close at all and a big “No,No” to touch them.last_img read more

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India To Help Cut U.S. Health Care Costs

first_imgGeneral Electric’s chief executive Jeffrey R. Immelt is betting that India will play a major role in reducing health care costs in the United States.India’s health industry is expected to double between 2008 to 2012 and many American health companies are already outsourcing services like radiological readings, transcriptions and scheduling to India. Experts expect Indian outsourcing companies and health professionals to aggressively court the $2.5 trillion American healthcare sector once the health care debate has settled. Related Itemslast_img read more

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Chhetri joins forces with talent hunt programme

first_imgMumbai, Feb 17 (PTI) Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has joined as the mentor and brand ambassador of a nation-wide talent hunt programme to pick 15 youngsters in the 8-14 age group for a comprehensive five-year residential schooling in Kolhapur, western Maharashtra. Under the programme titled DreamChasers and started by three retired army personnel, youngsters would be provided top-class coaching and technical expertise by Sporting Clube de Portugal, for whose reserve side Chhetri had played for a while in 2012-13. The talent hunt will be held in 15 venues and 10 cities, after kicking off here in April, to cover Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Kolhapur (all in Maharashtra), Baroda, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Kerala, Delhi, Kolkatta and Guwahati, it was announced at a media conference here today. The selected lot would be nurtured and would undergo professional training until the age of 18 at the residential training centre of Proforce — housed at the Dr Cyrus Poonawala International School in Kolhapur.They would be entitled “to a 14-days sponsored training camp at SCP (Sporting Clube de Portugal). They will also be inducted into the special training programme, which is a commitment for five years,” it was announced.Besides football training, their education as well as lodging and boarding will also be looked after. The programme will include 10 months of football training in Kolhapur and one month of free training every year at SCP.Chhetri, present at the announcement, said that he will be actively involved in the initiative.”I am going to be part of all major decisions taken. They will be provided the best possible training. Everything will be provided for. The most important thing is coaching,” said the 31-year-old national captain.advertisement”When I went to Sporting Lisbon I was 26 and had a four year deal, I was there for seven months and I just played six games. I was improving and enjoying my time over there with the training and the kids I was playing with,” said Chhetri. (More) PTI SSR NRB AH AHlast_img read more

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Happy Birthday Elon Musk: Know all about the man set to revolutionise space travel

first_imgElon Musk is the famous co-founder of many companies like PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX. Born in South Africa in 1971, he first made his fortune as a co-founder of PayPal. Then, he went on to start Tesla Motors, a company that designs and manufacturers electric sports cars. Tesla was able to succeed in the electric car market where other large manufacturers failed. He now serves as CEO and chief product architect at Tesla. He is also involved in many space related projects, which he is really passionate about.Here are some interesting facts you need to know about the technological visionary:      Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Neymar living it up at St. Tropez ahead of high-profile Paris Saint-Germain debut

first_imgNeymar’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) debut got postponed due to some paperwork issues between the French league and La Liga and he was not registered in time to take part in PSG’s 2-0 win over Amiens.  And he made the most of it. He was seen partying in St. Tropez with his pals ahead of his highly anticipated debut against Guingamp this Sunday night. He was seen having fun poolside with his mates and graciously posed for pictures.Neymar Instagram PhotoNeymar Instagram PhotoEarlier, he was given a hero’s welcome at the Parc de Princes after his world record 222 million Euro move from Barcelona.The Brazailian who is all set to earn a staggering 600,000 euros a week in wages after tax was presented to the crowd ahead of the match this Saturday and watched his team beat Amiens.AP PhotoPSGs new No. 10 is now set to come out of Lionel Messi’s shadows as he looks to make his own bid in becoming the best in the world ahead of the new season and World Cup next year in Russia.Neymar had four genuinely good seasons in Spain, scoring 68 goals from 123 appearances. He played four seasons in the famous red and blue of Barcelona and averaged 17 goals a season…it’s no way bad for a winger. But then, the Argentine was not only outscoring him and outmatching him in every possible quarter, he was winning all the trophies up for grabs along with Cristiano Ronaldo from their arch-rivals Real Madrid. Neymar, no matter what he did, would just not come out of the shadows of Messi. The No. 10 — by far the most fancied number in the world of football belonged to Messi. Even the fans with little or no knowledge of the sport knows that ’10’ means he’s the star. Neymar, who sports the iconic number for his national team had to be content with ’11’ in Spain. He’s a different breed when he is playing for Brazil with the No. 10 on his back and he’s everywhere — left, right and centre. He’s the star for the Selecao and someone of his age and ambition craves for that.advertisementBut, now he has the number he craves for, the stage to perform and the players to help him achieve his goal as well. Come Sunday, he will be raring to go and make a mark in his debut for the side from the French capital.last_img read more

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Will only take real satisfaction from the innings if we win back the Ashes: Ben Stokes

first_img Next Will only take real satisfaction from the innings if we win back the Ashes: Ben StokesAshes 2019: Ben Stokes is not yet fully satisfied even after scoring a monumental 135 to take England home against Australia in the 3rd Test of the series and has his eyes locked on the ultimate prize before letting his guard down.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 20:42 IST Ben Stokes walks back to the pavilion after taking England to victory at Leeds (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes was the hero of England’s victory against Australia at Leeds on SundayStokes, however, said that he wouldn’t be satisfied with anything less than a series winThe Ashes is currently locked at 1-1 with 2 more games to remainingEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes who hit an unbeaten 135 to power his side to an unlikely 1-wicket victory against Australia in the 3rd Ashes Test at Leeds on Sunday has said that his effort won’t mean much if England are unable to regain the urn. Thanks to Stokes’ match-winning effort the 5-match series is now locked at 1-1 with 2 more matches to go.In an interview with Sky Sports News, Stokes conceded that even though everyone has been talking about his innings, for him that feeling hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”I don’t think it’s completely sunk in; the main reason is we have two games to go. If we don’t get the Ashes back, what will it feel like?”England needed to avoid a defeat at Leeds in order to stop Australia from retaining the Ashes but the task looked way beyond their reach when their 9th wicket fell in the form of Stuart Broad with 73 runs more required for a victory.But that is when No. 11 Jack Leach joined Stokes in the middle to forge an unbeaten 76-run partnership in which the tailender only contributed a single run. The victory means that although England are still well and truly alive in their conquest to regain the Ashes, they will still need to win both the remaining games in order to achieve their objective.”I will only take real satisfaction from the innings if we win back the Ashes. It was an amazing week in Headingley and something that will be very hard to forget, but we still have a long way to go.advertisement”Momentum is huge in sport and I’m 100% sure when Stuart Broad got out, Australia would have thought they would have the Ashes by the end of the day, so we go into the next match with a lot of confidence,” Stokes signed off by saying.The Ashes will resume on September 4 in Manchester with the final match to be played at The Oval from September 12.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes was more popular than Taylor Swift during Headingley Test heroicsAlso Read | Ben Stokes needs to bowl less so his batting can blossom: Mike BrearleyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ben StokesFollow Jack LeachFollow The Ashes 2019last_img read more

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Rashid Khan joins Imran Khan and Shakib Al Hasan after rare double feat vs Bangladesh

first_img Next Rashid Khan joins Imran Khan and Shakib Al Hasan after rare double feat vs BangladeshBangladesh vs Afghanistan: Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan became only the 4th player in history to achieve the double of a 5-wicket haul and scoring more than 50 runs on captaincy debut.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChattogramSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 14:41 IST Rashid Khan celebrates the fall of a wicket with his teammates (Twitter: @ICC)HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan returned bowling figures of 5/55 during Bangladesh’s 1st innings in ChattogramRashid had also scored 51 during Afghanistan’s 1st inningsSheldon Jackson, Imran Khan and Shakib Al Hasan are the only other players to have achieved the featAfghanistan captain Rashid Khan, on Saturday, became only the 4th cricketer in history to pick up a 5-wicket haul and score more than 50 runs on his captaincy debut. During the ongoing Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, when Rashid dismissed Bangladesh tailender Nayeem Hasan to wrap up the innings, his figures read 19.5-3-55-5. He had already boosted Afghanistan’s 1st innings total to 342 by scoring a quickfire 51 off 61 balls – an innings which included 3 huge sixes too.Former England captain Sheldon Jackson (1905), Pakistan legend Imran Khan (1982) and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (2009) are the only other players to have scored 50-plus runs and take a 5-for on their captaincy debuts.Rashid is now also the youngest captain to achieve the rare double of a 5-for and 50+ in the same Test. At 20 years and 352 days old, the Afghan captain beat the previous record-holder Shakib Al Hasan, who was 22 years and 115 days old when he realized the rare performance in July 2009.This happens to be Rashid Khan’s 2nd 5-wicket haul after his match-winning 5/82 against Ireland in March earlier this year. This was incidentally, Afghanistan’s maiden Test victory and it arrived in only their 2nd match after being granted Test status a couple of years ago.Meanwhile, in the ongoing Test in Chattogram, Rashid’s effort helped Afghanistan bundle out their opponents for 205 in their 1st innings, thereby handing the tourists a hefty 137-run lead. But Afghanistan were in trouble early in their 2nd innings as Shakib removed Ihsanullah (4) and 1st innings centurion Rahmat Shah (0) off successive balls in the very 1st over of the innings. Afghanistan were jolted again in the 15th over when Nayeem Hasan removed Hashmatullah Shahidi (12) to leave the tourists precariously placed at 28/3.advertisementHowever, former captain Asghar Afghan (16*) and opener Ibrahim Zadran (24*) have since avoided further blemishes and took their side safely to Lunch with the score reading 56/3. With a possible 8 sessions still remaining in the game, the chances of a result are pretty high as Afghanistan lead by 193 runs with 7 wickets remaining at Lunch.Also Read | Lasith Malinga takes historic hat-trick after becoming 1st bowler to 100 T20I wicketsAlso Read | I have lost a good friend: Pakistan PM Imran Khan mourns Abdul Qadir’s deathFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Bangladesh vs AfghanistanFollow Shakib Al-Hasanlast_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton promises to ‘get back in the scrum’ after missing Singapore GP podium

first_img Reuters SingaporeSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 14:02 IST Singapore GP: Lewis Hamilton lost out on strategy after Sebastian Vettel pitted first of the top three (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLewis Hamilton missed out on a podium finish after coming 4th in the Singapore GPFerrari won the race in one-two formation, with Sebastian Vettel leading Charles LeclercMarcedes are heading towards an unprecedented 6th successive drivers’ and constructors’ title this seasonLewis Hamilton has urged Mercedes to step up a gear against a resurgent Ferrari team he believes are now more determined to succeed.”It feels like they are hungrier at the moment,” the five-times world champion told Sky Sports television after finishing fourth in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix.Ferrari won the race in one-two formation, with Sebastian Vettel leading Charles Leclerc, for their third successive victory.The Italian team have also started the last three races from pole position.”We’ve got to step it up. We’ve got the ability, we’ve got the team, we’re still the best team,” said Hamilton, who still increased his championship lead over team mate Valtteri Bottas to 65 points with six races remaining.”We’ve just got to stop dragging our feet and get on,” he added, promising to “get back in the scrum” and come back fighting at next weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.Hamilton had started the night race on the front row, alongside Leclerc, but lost out on strategy after Vettel pitted first of the top three.WAKE-UP CALLMercedes team boss Toto Wolff had said on Saturday that qualifying was a wake-up call and he was just as forthright a day later.”We had a slow car out of the blocks at the beginning, after every single (safety car) re-start we were lacking pace and that’s the harsh reality,” said the Austrian, whose team started the season with five one-two finishes.”I think we had a car capable for pole yesterday and we had an opportunity to win today, but we made too many mistakes. We’re aware that we didn’t deliver to the standards we set ourselves this weekend.”advertisementAndrew Shovlin, the team’s head of trackside engineering, said Mercedes had missed an open goal by not taking an undercut’, pitting early to try and leapfrog then-leader Leclerc, on lap 19.Ferrari did that with Vettel in what turned out to be the decisive move of the race.”We had talked about it but didn’t really react quickly enough to how fast Charles’ tyres were dropping,” said Shovlin.”We should have made that call with Lewis, and made it late enough that they would not be able to react. That was our opportunity to win and it’s upsetting when you let something like that slip through your fingers.”Mercedes have won every title in the V6 turbo-hybrid era that started in 2014 and are heading towards an unprecedented sixth successive drivers’ and constructors’ title double this season.Hamilton’s closest rivals after Bottas are Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, both 96 points adrift of the Briton in the championship. Hamilton has won eight races so far this year.Mercedes have a 133 point lead over Ferrari in the constructors’ standings.Also Read | Just how the tide turns sometimes: Sebastian Vettel after Singapore Grand Prix winAlso Read | Singapore GP: Vettel ends win drought to deny Leclerc title hat-trickFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lewis HamiltonFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Singapore GPFollow F1Follow Formula One Lewis Hamilton promises to ‘get back in the scrum’ after missing Singapore GP podiumMercedes currently have a 133 point lead over Ferrari in the constructors’ championship this season.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Fuel Tankers Diverted after Gunmen Attack on AlZawiya

first_imgzoom Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has diverted fuel tanker vessels from Al-Zawiya to Tripoli after an armed attack by gunmen on its Al-Zawiya oil storage depot on Monday, September 18.NOC said that due to the attack by an “armed militia”, the Line 16 from Al-Zawiya to Tripoli was forced to stop pumping.“The NOC response is designed to ensure that adequate petroleum products are available in Tripoli and that supplies of gasoline to Greater Tripoli and the Western Mountain cities are maintained,” the oil company said.NOC added that it would pursue legal measures against “the blockaders”, noting that no concessions will be made.Libya has been engulfed in military conflicts since the 2011 uprising, which sprung the creation of two opposing governments that have been fighting to gain control of the country’s oil infrastructure.One of most recent episodes of military conflict saw the two opposing forces fight to gain control over the country’s oil ports.Namely, in March, East Libyan forces managed to regain control of two major oil ports, Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf, from the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB).In May 2017, representatives of the Tripoli-based and Beyda governments reached a deal to allow for the continuation of oil shipments from the country’s Marsa El Hariga port.The key argument for closing the deal was to “avoid damage to pipelines, avert a financial crisis, and ensure power supplies are not interrupted further,” Reuters sources said.last_img read more

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SC sets Oct 18 deadline for completion of Ayodhya hearing judgement likely

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set an October 18 deadline for conclusion of hearings in the protracted Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land title dispute, a move that has raised the possibility of a verdict in the politically sensitive case in the middle of November. The target date for completion of arguments by both the Hindu and Muslim sides assumes significance as Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is heading the five-judge Constitution bench hearing the case, is due to demit office on November 17. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The apex court also said the parties to the dispute can amicably resolve the matter through mediation if they want to but told lawyers from both the sides that it wanted to conclude the day-to-day hearings by October 18 so that the judges get almost four weeks time to write the judgment. The Court on Tuesday asked the counsels for the Hindu and Muslim parties to inform it about a tentative “time schedule” for concluding their arguments. The Constitution bench, which also comprised Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer, also said it has received a letter from former apex court judge F M I Kalifulla, who was heading the three-member mediation panel, in which it was stated that some parties have written to him for resumption of the mediation process. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “There is an ancillary issue. We have received a letter that some parties want to settle the matter by way of mediation,” the bench said, adding they may do so and the proceedings before the mediation panel can remain confidential. The bench said the day-to-day proceedings in the land dispute case have reached “an advanced stage” and will continue. The apex court on August 6 commenced day-to-day proceedings in the sensitive land dispute case as mediation proceedings initiated to find the amicable resolution had failed. The court had taken note of the report of the three-member panel, also comprising spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate and renowned mediator Sriram Panchu, that mediation proceedings, which went on for about four months, did not result in any final settlement and it had to decide the matter pending before it. The court, which on March 8 referred the matter for mediation, had asked for in-camera proceedings to be completed within eight weeks, but later granted time till August 15 after the panel’s earlier report said the mediators were “optimistic” about an amicable solution. The top court fixed the seat for mediation process in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, around 7 km from Ayodhya, and said adequate arrangements, including the venue of the mediation, place of stay of the mediators, their security, travel should be forthwith arranged by the state government. It had perused a report about the progress of mediation process till July 18 and said its contents will remain confidential. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished, sparking communal riots in the country.last_img read more

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Fisheries minister meets with stakeholders to discuss right whale protections

first_imgHALIFAX – The federal fisheries minister met with fishermen, industry representatives and marine scientists Tuesday to discuss the impact of restrictions put in place to protect North Atlantic right whales and whether they may be needed for the coming fishing seasons.Jonathan Wilkinson sat down with dozens of stakeholders at a hotel in Dartmouth to discuss measures introduced earlier this year that were aimed at shielding the marine mammals against fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes — their greatest threats.Wilkinson told the group that as a result of the initiatives in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, not one whale died this summer from being hit by a ship or getting snarled in fishing line.But, he said he understood that the extensive fishery closures came with an economic cost to those who make their living from the gulf’s rich fishing grounds.“Some, including many in this room, told us that the 2018 measures went too far and we recognize very much that some of these measures have had a real and very difficult impact on livelihoods of many of your members,” he said.The measures were introduced after 17 right whales died last year — 12 of them in Canadian waters — prompting concerns that the population might be on the fast track toward extinction.Fishing areas were closed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, speed limits were reduced for vessels and Fisheries increased surveillance of the area to look out for the whales.Wilkinson said he wanted to hear from the stakeholders about how to “strike the vital balance” between ensuring the critically endangered animals are protected, while maintaining lucrative fisheries.Members attending the half-day meeting included crab and lobster fishermen, fisheries unions, First Nations fishermen, provincial Fisheries departments and researchers from Dalhousie University and the Canadian Wildlife Federation.Some fishermen in the region said the so-called dynamic and static closures were heavy-handed and unnecessary at times when the whales didn’t appear to be in their fishing zones.But Wilkinson said the mitigation efforts also helped in negotiating the fisheries portion of the updated North American free trade pact, also known as the USMCA.“Our continuing ability to meet the requirements of the Marine Mammal (Protection Act) in the United States and thus to be able to continue to export freely to the U.S. will certainly be based on us achieving similar levels of success going forward,” he said.Jocelyn Lubczuk, a spokeswoman for the minister, said after the regional consultations and a scientific review process, Fisheries will brief the groups about the recommendations. The department “will then begin finalizing the measures that will help protect right whales in 2019,” she said in an email.last_img read more

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Former Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada over sexual assaults of coach

first_imgVANCOUVER — A former Canadian Olympic ski team member has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Alpine Canada didn’t protect its female athletes from the sexual assaults of a former coach.Allison Forsyth alleges in a statement of claim filed in British Columbia Supreme Court that the national governing body for ski racing failed to property investigate the coaching history of Bertrand Charest and is vicariously liable for his sexual misconduct.Charest was convicted in a Quebec court on more than three dozen sex charges involving female athletes ranging in age between 12 and 18.He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but his lawyers were in court this month appealing both his conviction and sentence and he remains free on bail while the court decides his fate.Forsyth’s lawsuit doesn’t name Charest as a defendant, instead it alleges Alpine Canada hired Charest as a coach for the national team from 1996 to 1998 when it was common knowledge in the ski racing community he engaged in sexualized conduct with female athletes.The allegations have not been proven in court and Alpine Canada says in a statement that it is reviewing the details of the lawsuit relating to events that occurred in the 1990s.“For the past 20 years, Alpine Canada has been working to ensure a safe environment for all athletes, and we are continually reviewing best practices with regards to athlete safety and security.”Another lawsuit was filed last year against Alpine Canada in Quebec by three other former female ski team members making similar allegations.Alpine Canada’s statement released Wednesday says it applauds the tremendous courage of Forsyth and other women in coming forward and speaking out.“Their determination and commitment to helping drive change is inspiring.”Forsyth’s lawsuit alleges Charest first sexually assaulted her in a bathroom, then told her she would be required to continue the sexual interactions if she wanted to succeed on the national team.“In January 1998, the plaintiff told Charest that their sexual interactions would stop and that she no longer wanted his sexualized attention,” the lawsuit says. “Charest told the plaintiff that her skiing career was over.”Forsyth, who is now 40, alleges in her lawsuit that she met with the then-president of Alpine Canada who told her that she would have to be careful about her allegations or the team would lose sponsors.“Alpine Canada implied that speaking publicly would threaten the plaintiff’s ski racing career,” the statement says.She began racing for the Canadian National Ski Team in 1998 at the age of 17. She skied for Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.“Despite her outward success as an Olympic and World Cup athlete, the plaintiff’s sexual abuse by Charest and abhorrent treatment by Alpine Canada continued to impact her psychological and physical health, which impacted her ability to compete.”She retired in 2008.A class-action lawsuit must first be approved by the B.C. Supreme Court. Forsyth is proposing that she would act as the representative plaintiff, but the action doesn’t say how many others might take part in the lawsuit.It alleges Alpine Canada failed in a series of actions to protect female athletes including by not warning them, not responding immediately to complaints and not addressing the suspicion of sexual interference.The lawsuit asks for damages for emotional, physical and psychological harm.It also asks for punitive and aggravated damages for “the selfish, high-handed and callous conduct of Alpine Canada.”Alpine Canada is liable for its own wrongdoing and is vicariously liable for Charest’s wrongdoing, it says.“Alpine Canada derived financial benefit, including retaining and attracting sponsorships, in silencing national team athletes and failing to take adequate, or any steps, to openly and publicly investigate Charest’s sexual abuse.”Terri Theodore , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Pleads Not Guilty In

Darren Sharper, a former safety in the NFL, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood night club, while the emergence of a new accuser in Florida left him under investigation in five states.Lawyers for Sharper, who played in the NFL from 1997 to 2010 primarily with the Green Bay Packers, said they would prove that any sexual contact Sharper engaged in was welcomed.”All of these were consensual contact between Mr. Sharper and women who wanted to be in his company,” said attorney Leonard Levine.But a prosecutor pointed out the many investigations against Sharper in places including Tucson, Ariz.; Las Vegas and New Orleans, and asked a judge for $10 million bail.The judge rejected that as excessive, though increased it from $200,000 to $1 million.”The court considers these crimes quite serious and has to protect the public,” Superior Court Judge Renee Korn said.Sharper, wearing a gray suit and black T-shirt, showed up  to court with his lawyers and a bail bondsman who immediately arranged to post his bail.The judge ordered Sharper to remain in Los Angeles, stay away from nightclubs and not be alone with any woman he did not know before October, when the first allegations emerged.The judge set a court date for April 15 to schedule a preliminary hearing. Korn rejected a bid by defense attorney Blair Berk to shut down the release of information in the case.”We’re asking to litigate this in a court of law, not by Twitter feed and entertainment shows,” said Berk.The latest allegations surfaced in a Miami Beach police report released Thursday. It was filed Jan. 19 – more than a year after the alleged attack. No charges have been filed but Detective Vivian Hernandez said the investigation remains open.The report states that the accuser and two friends went to a club in the fall of 2012 and met Sharper and another man. All five left the club at approximately 4 a.m. and Sharper drove them all to his condo. The victim admitted to being extremely intoxicated.The victims’ two friends told her the next day that she went into a bedroom with Sharper and he closed the door behind them. The friends said they heard her telling Sharper ”No, no. Stop, I don’t want to.” They began knocking on the door, entered the room and attempted to take the victim home. The victim can’t remember what she said except that she wanted to sleep.The victim said she awoke around 9 a.m. to find her pants off and Sharper having sex with her. She said she asked ”what’s going on” and Sharper got up and put on a pair of shorts. Sharper told her they didn’t have sex. He then walked her to her car in a parking garage.The victim said she went to be examined a week later. She made the police report after a friend saw that Sharper was arrested for sexual battery.If convicted in the California case, Sharper could face more than 30 years in state prison.Sharper was selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times. He played in two Super Bowls, one with the Packers as a rookie and a second with the Saints. read more

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AusIMM Project Evaluation 2016

first_imgThe AusIMM conference Project Evaluation 2016 will be staged March 8-9, 2016 in Adelaide. The mining sector is under enormous pressure, and successful professionals are focussed on productivity and innovation that underpins project success.Skills in evaluating and valuing mining projects, anticipating risks and optimising their development and production plans are absolutely essential; as is the communication of this information between professionals engaged in this work and their customers. You will have an opportunity to sharpen your skills in these areas by attending the upcoming Project Evaluation 2016 Conference.The theme for Project Evaluation 2016 is Good Practice and Communication. This conference is tightly focussed on the fundamentals for achieving better business outcomes for mining projects and for investors.View the conference website at www.projectevaluation2016.ausimm.com.au to view the conference program and register online!last_img read more

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Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the US from the controversial TPP

first_img Jan 23rd 2017, 6:20 PM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has just signed a memo withdrawing the US from the controversial trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).In the past hour, the new US leader signed a number of documents which will also see a federal government hiring freeze and an order limiting funding of foreign NGOs backing abortion.The Trans-Pacific Partnership was a trade agreement among twelve of the Pacific Rim countries designed to boost trade in the region.The 70-year-old property tycoon had outlined a list of priorities for his first 100 days and executive actions to be taken “on day one”, on half a dozen issues from trade to immigration, national security and ethics, in a push to “reform Washington and rebuild our middle class”.“My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first,” said the president, whose victorious campaign tapped the anger of working-class Americans who feel left behind by globalisation, singling out trade deals such as the TPP as key culprits.“On trade, I am going to issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” said Trump in a video message prior to his inauguration.Read: ‘Where there should be aspiration, there is sanction’ – Gardaí on their new ethics rules >Read: Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours > 110 Comments Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the US from the controversial TPP trade deal He has also signed an order limiting funding of foreign organisations backing abortion. Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Short URL Share614 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3201294 By Garreth MacNamee 43,266 Views Monday 23 Jan 2017, 6:20 PMlast_img read more

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The curious case of how a British cop went undercover among Irish

first_img Share1147 Tweet Email3 Mark Kennedy being interviewed on Channel 4 News in 2012. Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 9:00 PM We also know that British undercover police officers were operating in this State yet the Irish government has so far refused to request the inclusion of their activities in that investigation. Why is that?Murphy said the “political policing” targeted left wing and environmental activists, breaching their right to privacy in this State, which is enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.“It is incomprehensible and unexplainable why that request has not been made unless the Irish Government is saying its protection of British spies in Ireland takes priority over the wish of these people for answers and justice,” said Murphy.“We have more than enough political policing in this State already without allowing British agents to have a free run here too.”The Dublin South-West TD said those affected are now seeking answers and justice.Mark Kennedy was not just one bad apple. He was part of a system of political policing and abuse of rights. As well as him, we know of at least three other undercover British police officers who operated in this State – Jim Boyling, Mark Jenners and John Dines. There are a huge number of unanswered questions here.He said the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald had already confirmed that gardaí were aware of Mark Kennedy’s presence in Ireland.Murphy asked the Taoiseach on what basis and on whose authority did he have permission to operate in Ireland and questioned if the government knew of other undercover officers.He claimed that there have been 56 convictions or prosecutions overturned in Britain as a result of Kennedy’s involvement.The deputy called for the report commissioned in 2011 by the Garda Commissioner into Kennedy’s activities to be published.The Taoiseach confirmed to Murphy that the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan will meet with the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, James Brokenshire in Dublin next week to discuss the matter.However, he said the minister has not seen the garda report which investigated the relevant and related issues.The security forces here would be very concerned about agents from another country operating in this jurisdiction. We have had incidents of that in the past.Kenny said the minister will make a further statement following that meeting.Read: Mary Robinson says she was “bullied” into stepping down as President earlyMore: Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall… of welcome Mark Kennedy being interviewed on Channel 4 News in 2012. Image: Channel 4 News Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3230569 Feb 11th 2017, 9:00 PM The curious case of how a British cop went undercover among Irish protesters “Mark Kennedy was not just one bad apple. He was part of a system of political policing and abuse of rights.”center_img “He had multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity as an environmental activist called Mark Stone.”IT SOUNDS LIKE something straight out of a James Bond movie but that is a line from this week’s Dáil transcripts.During a Leaders’ Question session, the house was informed that an undercover British agent – infamous following an inquiry in the UK – also operated in Ireland.While the fresh revelations went somewhat under the radar on Wednesday (because of the explosive nature of Brendan Howlin’s contribution to the whistleblower debacle), AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy told the chamber that the “the security forces here would be very concerned about agents from another country operating in this jurisdiction”.The Taoiseach was told a British citizen, Mark Kennedy, has been exposed as a “secret member of the national public order intelligence unit” in the UK.The story of Kennedy has been widely reported about over the years – in both the Guardian and the Daily Mail.In 2011, details of Kennedy’s double life during which he embedded himself with environmental activists for more than seven years, began to emerge.The Guardian reported that Kennedy visited more than 22 countries taking part in protests against the building of a dam in Iceland, touring Spain with eco-activists, and penetrating anarchist networks in Germany and Italy.However, the story has now landed on Irish shores.Murphy told the Dáil this week:[Mark Kennedy] was in Ireland and it is admitted he was in Ireland on multiple occasions. He participated in the Shell to Sea protests in the Taoiseach’s constituency. He organised meetings here in the run up to the protest in Gleneagles at the G8 in 2005. He was arrested by the gardaí in Dublin on 3 May 2004… 83 Comments 62,443 Views Image: Channel 4 News He had multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity as an environmental activist called Mark Stone.While travelling the world, it’s claimed Kennedy had many sexual relationships with women within the activist movements. Source: Channel 4 News/YouTubeIt resulted in some of these women taking legal action against the police. Subsequently, the Metropolitan Police in the UK published a full apology for ‘totally unacceptable behaviour’ of undercover officers entering into such affairs with women.A settlement was also reached between the police force and the women.The Police Inspectorate in the UK also carried out a review into the cases, and called for better oversight of those that carry out covert work.The Telegraph reported Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said sorry five years after the women first launched legal action following the unmasking of Mark Kennedy. Source: Cops Campaign/YouTubeOn Wednesday, Murphy told the Dáil that a woman who was involved in a protest group was in a relationship with Kennedy while he was operating in Ireland.He highlighted the case of Sarah Hampton, a US citizen who met Kennedy on these shores in 2005.Outlining what was said in Dublin this week, Murphy read out her statement, in her own words:Finding out that Mark was an undercover police officer brought about a deep depression that seemed impossible to navigate, there were times I almost gave up completely. The process of seeking justice on this case has felt at times belittling, intimidating and downright scary. … I felt I had been raped. I never consented to sleeping with a police officer.Murphy told the Dáil that Hampton was granted an apology last month by the Met Police.Pitchford InquiryFollowing these revelations, there were calls for a full investigation.The Pitchford inquiry was launched in 2015 following scandals involving officers and women who said they were tricked into relationships.In Belfast earlier this week, campaigners took a legal case over the failure to include Northern Ireland in Lord Justice Pitchford’s inquiry.According to the Belfast Telegraph, Jason Kirkpatrick was granted leave to seek a judicial review of the government’s refusal to widen the probe beyond England and Wales.His lawyers argued that officers attached to the Metropolitan Police and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit secretly travelled to Belfast for spying purposes without PSNI knowledge.Following the court case in the North this week, and pointing out that a woman in Ireland had also been victim of undercover police officers entering into sexual relationships with women, Murphy said he wanted the Taoiseach to formally request that the inquiry now be extended to Ireland as well.We know the German government has written to the British government seeking the inclusion of the actions of the so-called spy cops in Germany, and we know the Scottish government has done the same. 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Australia feels Greeces exit woes

first_imgJust under a month before the make-or-break elections on June 17, it is increasingly conceivable that Greece may leave the eurozone, leading other countries to brace themselves for the potential roll-on effects of the weakening of the eurozone. Officials in Australia are watching the growing crisis. The Treasurer, Wayne Swan, yesterday said that Europe was likely to face a ”long and painful adjustment”. The Commonwealth Bank has put in place extensive contingency plans to deal with financial shocks that could follow if Greece leaves the eurozone. While planning will help minimise financial pressure, the implications of a Greek exit would be “material”, warned the bank’s chief executive, Ian Narev. Economists at a German bank recently estimated that a Greek exit would cost the German government about 100 billion euros ($127 billion), or less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the nation’s annual economic output. Similarly, former French finance minister Francois Baroin said earlier this week that a Greek exit would cost Frςance up to 50 billion euros – only a small share of its economic output. Meanwhile, stock markets have declined worldwide on fears that Europe will unravel, European banks have recorded losses on Greek investments, companies are making contingency plans and Europe has prepared rescue funds for other vulnerable nations like Portugal, Ireland and Spain to prevent the spread of the economic contagion. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Guardiola Liverpool and Spurs are better than City

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Liverpool and Tottenham are better than his team after losing their second game in a row at Leicester.Guardiola was left disappointed after City lost 2-1 to Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day, a few days after Crystal Palace got a 3-2 victory at the Etihad.The defeat meant that Tottenham climbed up to second place after they demolished Bournemouth 5-0, and the Champions dropped to third place.“They [Tottenham and Liverpool] deserve it, they win games, we don’t win games, so the gap increases. Last season we were so consistent in making a lot of points, and this season especially Liverpool and Tottenham they are so good,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.“So at the end today we finish the first round and we have of course these last two defeats, but we have done enough points to be champion! A lot of points we have done!divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“But the problem is the other ones have made a lot, and that is the reality, they are better than us in that moment, you have to accept it, and it is important to accept where we are, and they are improving.“The reality is there are two or three teams better than us, so they are better. We’re not talking about whether we can take Liverpool or get to Liverpool or whatever, the issue is about winning another game, and thinking in ourselves about how we can improve.”last_img read more

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Caught on camera Noida woman brutally beaten with sticks by employer for

first_imgIn a viral video that has been doing the rounds on the internet, a salon employee in Noida is getting beaten up by her employer and his three friends over an argument regarding her salary. In her complaint to the police, the woman said that when she asked for a raise, her employer asked her to have sexual intercourse with him. His friend also tried to rape her.The incident happened on Saturday, May 11. The woman’s employer was arrested on Monday by the Knowledge Park police.Shocking incident from Greater Noida area where a girl, in a viral video, is seen being beaten up and assaulted by a group of men with stick. @Uppolice Incident is from Knowledge Park Police Station area. pic.twitter.com/1s9tJFsCVs— Bhartendu Sharma (@Bhartendulkar) May 13, 2019After she was attacked by four men, the 25-year-old woman went to the Knowledge Park police station in Noida to file a complaint, reports Hindustan Times.She alleged that even though she filed the complaint on Saturday, the police sat on it till the next day when they filed the FIR and the woman’s employer, Waseem was arrested on Monday. She added that they went to arrest him only after she visited the senior superintendent of police (SSP) in Surajpur on Monday.In the video which went viral, the woman, who is wearing a black t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans is seen dragged by her hair by one of the men. One man in a red shirt is seen with a wooden log and is holding it up, as of to beat her with it while another man is holding her tight in front of the man.When she tried to escape and run, they quickly chased her dragged her on the ground by her hair and tried to beat her again when the group watching the incident intervened to stop them from inflicting more harm on the woman.The woman is a make-up artist at the Venus Unisex Salon in Knowledge Park II in Greater Noida. She had joined the salon on March 16 with a salary of Rs 17,000.”On Saturday evening, they called me to collect my salary. When I reached the salon, Waseem’s friend Shera tried to rape me. I put up resistance and came out of the salon. Then all the four started thrashing me,” the woman was quoted as saying by HT.”I raised an alarm and people gathered around for my rescue. The four men thrashed me badly before local people rushed to my help,” she said.She added that Waseem was refusing to give her the salary for the past ten days by giving different excuses.The victim accused the police of arriving at the scene quite late and even when they came, they said that it just appears to be a “dispute between an employer and his employee”.”On Sunday, police registered a case against the accused under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. The four accused had fled away after the incident. The police arrested the main accused, Waseem, on Monday,” Vineet Jaiswal, superintendent of police (rural) said.last_img read more

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SSC paper leak Government orders CBI probe amid student protests

first_imgStaff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants stage a protest against the alleged SSC exam scam, outside the office of Delhi Staff Selection Commission in New Delhi on March 4, 2018.IANSThe Central government on Monday said it had ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the allegations of question paper leak and cheating leveled by several students who appeared for the Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) exam last month.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was quoted by ANI as saying on Monday: “We have accepted the demands of the protesting candidates and have given orders for CBI inquiry. The protest should now stop.” The Centre’s decision came after the SSC on Sunday gave its nod for a CBI inquiry into the allegations that answers to one of the papers, whose examination was conducted on February 21, were leaked and that there was mass cheating in the exam. Some reports on Monday said the Supreme Court was slated to hear a plea seeking a CBI probe into the matter on March 12. However, with the government already ordering the probe, the petitioners may withdraw their plea. The government move came following continuous protests by the agitating aspirants outside the commission’s office at CGO complex in New Delhi’s Lodhi Road since February 27.SSC Chairman Ashim Khurana was quoted by PTI as saying in a statement that the agitating aspirants met him along with BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and submitted a memorandum to resolve the matter.Today met SSC Chairman Shri Ashim Khurana Ji, alongwith with a delegation of protesting SSC Examinees. SSC Chairman has assured the delegation that he will move forward with the request of a CBI investigation!! #sscexam pic.twitter.com/iiJXJ6wPGm— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) March 4, 2018″The commission agreed recommending to the Department of Personnel and Training to request the government to conduct a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leak of questions of Paper-I on February 21, and other related issues,” the statement read.Meanwhile, Tiwari also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the concerns of the agitating students.  Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari interacts with job aspirants protesting against alleged SSC exam ‘paper leak’ in New Delhi on March 4, 2018.IANSOver 9,000 aspirants had appeared for the SSC exams last month, of which a major section of candidates was protesting against the alleged paper leak.As the protests intensified, the Congress grabbed the opportunity to hit out at the BJP, alleging that the paper leak was similar to the VYAPAM scam in Madhya Pradesh and that a CBI inquiry into it was a must.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, according to a Zee News report, asked if the Narendra Modi government was selling jobs instead of providing job opportunities to the youth.Following the agitation against the paper leak and cheating, the commission apparently canceled one of the exams conducted on February 21 and said that it would be re-conducted on March 9, 2018.Here are the earlier statements issued by the commission and chairman Khurana in line with the allegations raised by the aspirants.”The commission has received a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) apparently taken on 21.2.2018 at around 12.30 pm belonging to a candidate namely Sachin Chouhan (roll number 2201281955). These snapshots are being circulated after about 48 hours of completion of the CGLE (Tier-II) Examination, 2017 and appear to be manipulated and would have no significance on the sanctity of the examination. Earlier also, at around 10.15 am on 21.2.2018, the commission received an information that some of the answer keys of paper I, to be held at 10.30 am on that day of the examination, were being circulated on the social media/e-mails. The commission investigated into the matter and found that the claims were absolutely bogus and baseless.””In continuation with the earlier discussions held with the protesting candidates of CGLE 2017, a delegation of the candidates met with the Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Pension and Public Grievances… After hearing the delegation, it was directed by the Hon’ble minister that though the paper 1 of 21.2.2018 was cancelled by the SSC on account of technical issues, to inquire into the allegation of leakage of this cancelled paper, the evidence being provided by the candidates be taken on record and if found substantiated, the matter will be referred to CBI for further enquiry.”Meanwhile, a large section of social media users strongly condemned the alleged instances of cheating in the SSC exam.Here are a few reactions:#SSCExamsScam #sscexamfixing #sscscam #sscexamscam Mere Pyare protestors..Plz Demand 1) Whole SSC Board CBI ENQUIRY2) Exam Should be finished and joining within 6 months3) NORMALIZATION4) Waiting List @rajnathsingh @MallikarjunINC @INCIndia @_SwarajIndia @AamAadmiParty pic.twitter.com/DzClUM9dAw— Kiran Merwade (@kiran_merwade) March 4, 2018CGL is just the tip of the iceberg!There is a mafia & nexus of bureaucrats/politicians/dalaals behind the organised crime of leaking papers & corruption in govt recruitments.So, we need an “independent investigation into the complete functioning of ALL SSC EXAMS!”#SSCScam— Anupam (@AnupamConnects) March 4, 2018The protests of the candidates have grown louder in New Delhi against Exam malpractice in SSC. SSC has become a tainted exam where every session of exam has a cheating case adding to the woes of the lakhs of students who take the exam. #sscscam— NSUI Punjab (@NSUIPunjab) March 3, 2018Against the backdrop of rising unemployment in India – 31 million, by one measure – the SSC scam comes as a big blow to the Modi government’s stated promise of transparency in government recruitment and job creation, says @gaonwalah https://t.co/oZyu2umwcl via @thewire_in— Siddharth (@svaradarajan) March 2, 2018An ABVP delegation met the SSC Chairman Mr. Ashim Khurana regarding the ongoing protests against the #sscscam. We stand in solidarity with all the students & strongly demand for a conclusive #CBIinquiry to expose this nexus. pic.twitter.com/8RGRYsSoK3— Diksha Verma (@DikshaaVerma) March 3, 2018@narendramodi @ArvindKejriwal #पैसा_दो_नौकरी_लो #SSCExamScam #sscexamfixing #sscscam #sscexamscam #ssc protests pic.twitter.com/w1pQkVBMaX— Milan sharma (@milan6rma) March 5, 2018Why Media not showing Protests by SSC Aspirants? Why both Govt & Opposition is Silent? At-least listen to the questions of Aspirants. Already, functioning of SSC has become Slow Service Commission. Please don’t ignore the Concern of SSC Aspirants, they don’t want to sell Pakodas.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) February 28, 2018A disdainful @BJP4India treats wronged SSC aspirants like a political rival, politicizing peaceful protests by refusing to send sanitation workers!& by taking up ‘Swacch Bharat’ drive in their own hands,the youth expose this pseudo governance & its phony enterprises!#SSCExamsScam pic.twitter.com/sXEr8ZBxA4— TS Singh Deo (@TS_SinghDeo) March 3, 2018“We got to know from a few policemen that a few people from the Intelligence Bureau had joined the protests and they were trying to break us internally,” a protester tells me. https://t.co/kpXLllWvdR— Vikrant Jha (@vikrantj25) March 4, 2018#SSCExamScam is another #Vyapam.Jobs being sold, future of millions of youth jeopardised, unabated protests continue for 3 days in Delhi, yet Modiji & SSC remain mum.If there is nothing wrong, why no CBI probe? Will PM answer? Will media listen? pic.twitter.com/Pyrm7Jpzzy— Rakesh K. (@AAPKA_RK) March 1, 2018Too many aspirants , too few of seats , endemic corruption in examination process , low quality of private jobs , pressure of ensuring mobility from lower class to upper class and greed of coaching classes selling false hopes …::SSC protests @sscchief @HRDMinistry— Suraj Patel IPS (@SurajPatel_IPS) March 4, 2018last_img read more

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