Honor killings of two minor girls in Bareilly

first_imgTwo minor girls were killed by their family members in Bareilly in separate incidents on Monday, following their love affairs. Both the incidents of honour killing had been reported from rural Bareilly in the last 24 hours. In the first incident, a 15-year-old school girl was killed in Bahedi village in rural Bareilly allegedly by her family members after sherefused to testifyagainst her boyfriend who was in jail. After killing the girl, the family members tried to burn her body but some of the neighbours alerted the police. The police reached the spot and recovered half burnt body of the victim. The man who belonged to another religion and the girl eloped two months ago after which her family members and fellow villagers, had attacked his house. Later they registered a case against the man under POSCO. Police arrested him and was under trial. . In another incident of honour killing in Mandwa village in Bareilly, a student of standard ninth was killed by her parents and her body burnt on Sunday after she reached home late. Her parents fled from the village on Monday.last_img read more

West Bengal Assembly bypolls: Over 75% polling recorded

first_imgMore than 75% of the 7 lakh electorate on Monday cast votes in the bypolls to the three Assembly seats in West Bengal, amid allegations that Trinamool Congress activists orchestrated an attack on the BJP candidate from Karimpur segment, Joy Prakash Majumdar.The turnout was 77.17% in Kaliaganj, 67.62% in Kharagpur Sadar and 81.23% in Karimpur. Video footage aired by local television channels showed that a group of people surrounded Mr. Majumdar, staged a demonstration, and then started slapping and punching him before pushing him into the nearby bushes.  The BJP candidate blamed the Trinamool for the attack and alleged that West Bengal’s ruling party was trying to “murder democracy”. ‘Attempt to murder’West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh called it an “attempt to murder” the party candidate and said the Trinamool was looking at an imminent defeat.The Trinamool leadership said the BJP leader was trying to garner sympathy. “This was a planned act to garner sympathy from the people,” Trinamool Congress secretary general and State Minister Partha Chatterjee said.In another incident at Kaliaganj, BJP candidate Kamal Chandra Sarkar was seen helping his wife cast her vote. The presiding officer of the polling booth was removed after the incident. In Kharagpur Sadar’s booth number 140, the BJP agent complained that the Electronic Voting Machine was strategically placed beside a mirror wall.Over 7.34 lakh voters were eligible to vote in 801 polling stations. Voters had to choose their representatives from among 18 candidates, including three women.Vacant seatsThe polls at Kharagpur Sadar and Karimganj were necessitated after the MLAs from the respective seats contested and won the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Dilip Ghosh, BJP MLA from Kharagpur Sadar, was elected from the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat and Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, won the Krishnanagar seat in Nadia district. The seat in Uttar Dinajpur district in Kaliaganj had been vacant after the death of Congress MLA Pramath Nath Roy in May 2019.last_img read more

Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, halfway into his third season with the team that began with the turmoil surrounding the eventual trade of All-Star Jimmy Butler.Thibodeau was dismissed about an hour after the 108-86 victory over the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers .ADVERTISEMENT Scott Layden will remain the general manager overseeing the basketball operations and assistant coach Ryan Saunders will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.“We would like to thank Tom for his efforts and wish him all the best,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt them necessary to move our organization forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe Athletic first reported that Thibodeau, who was also the president of basketball operations with full authority over the roster, had been let go. Saunders is the son of the late Flip Saunders, who’s the winningest coach in club history.Thibodeau finished 97-107 with the Wolves, who returned to the NBA playoffs last spring after a 13-year absence. As Butler, Thibodeau’s prized acquisition who played for him in Chicago, forced his way out of Minnesota, however, he found himself in a tenuous spot. The Wolves barely reached the postseason, needing to beat Denver in overtime at home in the final game of the regular season, and were beaten by Houston in five games in the first round. Butler pushed the organization into a corner when his stance that he wouldn’t sign a new contract with the team became public two weeks before training camp began.The insistence of Thibodeau and Layden to hang on to Butler as long as possible, shrugging off the distraction as simply part of life in the league, backfired as Butler protected his health by playing in only select games. The Wolves started 4-9, and after a winless five-game road trip, the awkwardness was too much for even Thibodeau and Layden to ignore. Butler was sent to Philadelphia in a package that brought Robert Covington and Dario Saric, two promising players who’ve fit relatively well in the rotation.The Wolves are only 15-12 since the Butler deal, though, in a Western Conference that is as stacked as ever. With Taylor’s commitment to maximum-salary contracts for both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, there’s no more room for patience with a franchise that has had to start over so many times since Kevin Garnett led the Wolves to the Western Conference finals in 2004. The most recent setback was the death of the beloved Saunders, who served as coach and president of basketball operations in the 2014-15 season before his death from cancer. ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Azkals take first steps View commentslast_img read more

SPORT-RAHANE 3

first_imgRahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Rahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Delhi batsman has been handling the team very well. “Under Virats captaincy, the good thing is that every member is backing him and he supports all. The entire team is progressing in one direction, which is a good sign. The team has got only one goal and all of us are working towards the same – that we have to win matches and series. “Each individual has his own style of leading and Virat has been handling the team well and the team has also been backing him to the hilt.” Rahane, who made his Test debut in March, 2013, at the Feroz Shah Kotla and then has not played another five-day international game in the country, says he was looking forward to play at home against South Africa in the upcoming series of T20s, ODIs and Tests. “After a long time we are going to play in India – Tests, ODIs and T20s. It is important to respect the opposition, whatever be the conditions you are playing in. But we will look to play the kind of cricket we have been playing over the last one-and-a-half to two years. Its important to stay positive all the time and look to dominate the opposition.” Rahane differed when reminded that the Proteas have announced a Test squad comprising three frontline spinners and that Indias recent record against the slow bowlers was not very rosy. “I believe we have played spinners as well as we had done against fast bowlers. We have done well against the spinners. Okay, we have got out to them, but we have dominated them too. In Sri Lanka, our motive was to give our bowlers enough time. As a batting unit, our thinking was about our teams requirement. “We played with five bowlers and its important to take 20 wickets to win a Test match. We have practiced in the nets against spinners, what shots to play and how to dominate them. “I believe even against South Africa we will be preparing for that and I am sure we will dominate their spinners and the entire bowling unit,” he said confidently. (MORE) PTI SSR SDL BS AHadvertisementlast_img read more

AFC Asian Cup: Iraq to probe whether football players partied at Dubai nightclub

first_imgIraq football federation will probe whether its senior national team player went out to party at a nightclub in Dubai during their stay at an Abu Dhabi hotel for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament earlier this month.The Iraq football federation’s announcement comes after several media reports reportedly claimed the Iraq players had snuck out of their hotel room to visit a nightclub in Dubai after their final group stage match against Iran.The apex body of Iraq football has announced that it would consider legal action for harming the country’s reputation against the senior national team players if the probe results confirm the media reports, according to the AFP.”We have decided to form a fact-finding committee over what was reported by different media and have invited all relevant parties to take part,” the federation said in a media release.Iraq crashed out of the continental tournament in the last-16 round on January 22 after a 1-0 defeat to Qatar. The former AFC Asian Cup champions qualified for the knockout stages after finishing second behind Iran in Group D with two wins from three matches.Iraq played two of their matches, including the Round of 16 in Abu Dhabi, and one each at Sharjah and Dubai during their short campaign at the AFC Asian Cup.The latest drama surrounding Iraq football comes a year after it was hit by a massive age-fraud scandal. Iraq’s U-23 team was forced to pull out of last year’s Asian Games due to the said scandal.advertisementAlso Read | I-League 2018-19: Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC to close in on top spotAlso Read | Manchester United not satisfied despite winning run, says David de Gealast_img read more

Vance Bedford Demoted from Defensive Coordinator after Oklahoma State Game

first_imgJust a day after being lit up for nearly half-a-hundred at Boone Pickens Stadium, Texas coach Charlie Strong has elected to demote defensive coordinator Vance Bedford to coach the secondary. The move was first reported by Rivals’ site Orangebloods.com. Vance Bedford will coach the secondary with Clay Jennings.— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) October 3, 2016Texas has given up 47, 7, 50 and 49 in four games this season, with the past two coming against air-raid attacks in Cal and OSU.Mason Rudolph had a field day throwing across the middle on Saturday, finishing with 392 passing yards on just 19 attempts, and members of the Texas secondary looked less than impressive trying to bring down OSU receivers with poor tackling.Strong called his defensive efforts to this point “unacceptable” in a press conference on Monday. “So I’m going to run the defense. I’m going to coach the defense,” he said.Texas faces Oklahoma on Saturday in the Red River Showdown.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Exeter Chiefs turn on the power to leapfrog Saracens as leaders

first_imgShare on Twitter Chiefs’ 10-6 interval lead was hardly imposing but in a tight, gritty contest it had real psychological value. Even with the giant Will Skelton on for Rhodes, the Chiefs duly exerted the majority of the pressure in the third quarter, with the sight of the lightly-built Steenson forcing Vunipola back in the tackle indicative of the hosts’ mindset.Even before Williams bagged another powerful try for his collection, Schalk Burger was sent to the sin-bin for illegally trying to prevent the Chiefs’ third score and Kvesic’s final flourish trumped Ben Spencer’s consolation effort, there was only one side in it.With the season due to reach its halfway point this coming weekend, it also underlined the scale of the task awaiting those hoping to nip in and deprive Chiefs of a fourth successive Twickenham final appearance. Even without the injured likes of Henry Slade, who should return for Friday’s trip to Northampton, Jack Nowell, Dave Ewers, Jonny Hill and Olly Woodburn, Exeter have scored more tries than any team in the league over the season’s first 10 games and conceded the fewest as well. “We weren’t faultless but we worked hard and we were pretty tough,” stressed Baxter, whose team have lost once to Saracens in their last five meetings. “It gives me real confidence that if we do what we do with real energy we’re a good side.” Rugby union The Observer Christmas comes around about as often as Saracens lose games of rugby nowadays but this was a seasonal stuffing in every respect. After 22 matches unbeaten in all competitions the Premiership champions were abruptly dragged back to earth by a fiercely motivated Chiefs side who, for now, sit three points above their main rivals at the top of the domestic tree.The foundations of Exeter’s best result of the season were again laid up front, with Saracens ultimately second best in areas they normally dominate. Luke Cowan-Dickie, promoted to start at the 11th hour, made a striking return at hooker opposite England’s Jamie George, Scotland’s Sam Skinner delivered another telling performance and the impact of Harry Williams and Ben Moon off the bench left Saracens with absolutely nowhere to go. Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Jonah Holmes helps Leicester defeat Harlequins to end losing run Saracens Since you’re here… match reports Share on WhatsApp Read morecenter_img Share on Pinterest The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Facebook Reuse this content Support The Guardian Premiership Exeter Read more Share on Messenger Perhaps the most telling snapshot of the day came as Chiefs’ pack rampaged over for a close-range penalty try just as a weary Mako Vunipola and George were walking slowly towards the main stand having been replaced. The two Lions did not even need to glance over their shoulders with the raucous West Country cheers already telling them everything they needed to know.A last-minute converted score from a resurgent Matt Kvesic also earned the Chiefs a bonus point and put the tin lid on Saracens’ heaviest league defeat for 19 months. Exeter were also the last team to beat them in the Premiership last March and, having lost 27-10 to Saracens in last season’s final, will view this result as a positive omen for 2019. “At times we made Saracens look a bit ragged,” said the Chiefs’ director of rugby Rob Baxter. “If we play them again there are some areas where we think we can gain some momentum against them.”Saracens’ Mark McCall freely admitted his side – “We were well beaten in most areas” – were second best after a bright start, their downturn coinciding with the departure of their skipper Brad Barritt with concussion at the start of the second quarter. With Michael Rhodes also suffering a painful shoulder knock and both Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola currently sidelined, the champions are starting to show some end-of-year signs of wear and tear.Exeter, despite two early Owen Farrell penalties, took full advantage, with Cowan-Dickie, only drafted in to start at short notice when the Chiefs’ captain Jack Yeandle withdrew because of illness, gleefully collecting the rebound after Skinner had charged down Ben Spencer’s clearance. Saracens’ early composure soon began to fray, with their wing Alex Lewington enduring a particularly torrid 40 minutes beneath the high ball, and their set-piece also started to creak. With Exeter, as ever, rejecting penalty shots in favour of kicks to the corner, however, there was no further scoring until Steenson finally slotted a penalty from in front of the posts in the final moments of the half.last_img read more

Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald today, Oct. 23, assigned new responsibilities to seven ministers and returned a former minister to cabinet from the Speaker’s chair. “With these changes, I am fine-tuning an already-strong team,” said Premier MacDonald. “Together, we will move ahead with our vision of the new Nova Scotia in the fall session of the legislature.” Among the changes, the Department of Transportation and Public Works will become the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “The new name better reflects the work of the department and the job ahead,” the Premier said. Antigonish MLA Angus MacIsaac moves to Minister of Economic Development from Transportation and Public Works and Chair of the Treasury and Policy Board. As Minister of Economic Development, Mr. MacIsaac will be responsible for Nova Scotia Business Incorporated, and the Innovation Corporation Act. He will continue as deputy premier and deputy president of Executive Council, and retain responsibility for Gaelic Affairs. Mr. MacIsaac, first elected to the legislature in 1969 at the age of 25, will also retain responsibility for the Gateway initiative. Jamie Muir, an educator first elected in 1998, becomes Chair of the Treasury and Policy Board, while continuing as Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and Minister Responsible for the Residential Tenancies Act. Cecil P. Clarke, who has been Speaker of the House since June 2006, becomes Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Mr. Clarke will also be Minister Responsible for the Human Rights Act, the Regulations Act and Part II of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Richard Hurlburt moves to Minister of Energy from Minister of Economic Development. Mr. Hurlburt, MLA for Yarmouth and former municipal councillor, also becomes Minister Responsible for Military Relations. Murray K. Scott, a former police officer and a recipient of the Governor-General’s Award for Bravery, becomes Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and assumes responsibility for the Sydney Steel Corporation Act and the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (N.S.). William Dooks, a former municipal councillor first elected to the House in 1999, moves to Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and from Minister of Energy. In his new portfolio, he is also responsible for the Heritage Property Act. Judy Streatch, an educator first elected to the House in 2005, adds Minister of Communications Nova Scotia to her responsibilities as Minister of Community Services and Minister Responsible for the Disabled Persons’ Commission Act. Len Goucher, a veteran municipal councillor first elected to the House in 2006, becomes Minister of Immigration, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Act. The changes bring Executive Council back to its previous complement of 18 ministers.last_img read more

MP pays tribute to baby daughter on pregnancy and infant loss remembrance

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative MP Tom Kmiec choked back tears as he recalled his infant daughter in a heartfelt speech in the House of Commons to mark national pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day.The Calgary Shepard MP’s daughter Lucy-Rose died in August when she was only 39 days old.MPs from all parties struggled to maintain their own composure as an emotional Kmiec used a member’s statement as an opportunity to thank the medical staff who cared for Lucy-Rose, the neighbours who brought his family food and support, and the parliamentarians who sent their condolences.Lucy-Rose died of Trisomy 13, a genetic condition that leaves babies with severe intellectual and physical disabilities. Also called Patau syndrome, only five to 10 per cent of babies diagnosed with it will live past their first year.“On this day, let us grieve with the parents who have lost a child, as well as the siblings who lost a lifelong best friend,” Kmiec said.Speaker Geoff Regan said he hoped Kmiec could see that love and support from the parliamentary family was around him.About one in five pregnancies in Canada ends in miscarriage.Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities are the leading cause of death for babies under the age of one year. In 2016, 404 infants died of a congenital abnormality, according to Statistics Canada.In all, more than 1,700 babies died before their first birthday in 2016, 75 per cent of them before they were one month old.On Tuesday, the House of Commons human resources committee is starting to study the impact on parents of the death of an infant, including possible updates to parental leave programs and benefits.The study comes after a motion from Conservative MP Blake Richards, who identified shortcomings in the parental leave program when it comes to being compassionate to parents who are grieving.Kmiec urged MPs to hug their kids the next time they go home.“If they are old and have their own (kids), hug them anyway, even if they protest,” he said. “Life is too short and none of us knows when our time will come.”last_img read more

Morneau gets an earful at town hall meeting on small business tax

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s finance minister got a grilling Friday from taxpayers who are boiling mad about the Liberal government’s proposed tax changes for small businesses.Bill Morneau was in Oakville, Ont., for a town hall meeting where a question-and-answer session boiled over more than once into a shouting match. Some were bellowing at Morneau to answer their questions, while others tried to shout them down to let the minister talk.All the while, Morneau’s fellow cabinet minister, Karina Gould, tried to maintain calm even as time was wrapping up with several people still lined up at microphones, anxious to give the finance minister a piece of their minds.Morneau sat silently near the end of hour-long session as person after person approached the microphones in the room to argue against the measures.“This is not the first room like this that I’ve sat in,” he said at the start of his closing remarks.He brought up one question that stood out to him about what the government planned to do next, only to be asked by more than one person to answer it directly, once and for all.“Just to be clear, I’m trying to say what we’re focused on. I’m certainly not going to address the tax policy issues that we may consider after that. You can’t do that.“You wouldn’t expect us to come to policy decisions on the fly,” he said, at which point the uproar began anew, and Gould had to ask the audience to let Morneau finish.The Liberals have faced heated opposition to their plan ever since Morneau unveiled the proposed changes over the summer, with questions from within the Liberal caucus.Opponents of the reforms insist the changes would hurt Canadians at different income levels and from many different sectors, including doctors, farmers and small business owners.The rhetoric has become even more heated in recent days as the Opposition Conservatives have linked the changes to Morneau’s family company, Morneau Shepell, which offers individual pension plans. One expert told the Commons finance committee those kind of plans could become more appealing if the tax proposals are implemented as-is.Morneau brushed off the questions about his family business, which he helped run before entering politics.“I expect that when people have a strongly held point of view, they’ll use multiple tactics to try and make that point of view heard. That’s what it means to be a politician.”Morneau has been waging a public relations campaign to reassure different sectors of the country concerned at how the changes would affect them. On Thursday, he said technical fixes were in the works to address farmers’ concerns that the changes would impair their ability to bequeath the family farm to the next generation.During the Oakville meeting, Morneau told the audience the changes would only apply “on a go-forward basis” and that the Liberals would “protect what’s been done in the past.”Speaking afterwards, Morneau said the government’s messaging on the proposed changes has turned into a game of broken telephone.Many people seem to be focused on changes to things like income sprinkling and passive investments — strategies that probably don’t apply to them because they are used by only a small subset of tax filers, he said.“We’ve just been unable to get through the message that we want to keep small business tax rates low, that people could be looking at only some advantages that are available to only a very small subset of pretty wealthy Canadian controlled private corporations and concerned that impacts everyone.”Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre called the town hall meeting a “rendezvous with reality” for Morneau. Poilievre summarized what he heard from the meeting: Morneau’s “plan will not only pick their pockets, but screw up their life plans.”Morneau isn’t ready to say what, if any, changes the Liberals will make to the proposal — only that he will keep listening to Canadians.The issue will be on the agenda next week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with his provincial counterparts.last_img read more

Egyptair Plane From Paris Crashes with 66 Passengers on Board

Rabat – An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said.EgyptAir Flight 804 was lost from radar at 2:30am local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet above the Mediterranean sea, the airline said, adding that the Airbus A320 had vanished 16 kilometres after it entered Egyptian airspace.Passengers on the plane included 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis and one passenger each from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Portugal, Algeria, Canada and Kuwait.The Egyptian military said it had deployed search aircraft and naval vessels to scour the Mediterranean for signs of the plane. President François Hollande called his Egyptian counterpart and the leaders agreed to “cooperate closely” to establish what happened to the plane. read more

Ottawa hikes contribution limit on taxfree savings accounts to 5500

OTTAWA – Ottawa says Canadians will be able to be able to contribute an additional $500 a year on their Tax Free Savings Accounts starting Jan. 1.That means Canadians can put in $5,500 a year, with any investment income earned not subject to taxation while it remains in the TFSA.When the TFSAs were created in 2009, the government said it would index the contribution limit to inflation in $500 increments.The Jan. 1 increase will be the first adjustment in the contribution limit.The government says about 8.2 million Canadians have opened a tax-free account.It says 2.5 million Canadians contributed the maximum $5,000 amount last year. Ottawa hikes contribution limit on tax-free savings accounts to $5,500 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 26, 2012 10:33 am MDT read more

Prince George and Princess Charlotte to take starring role at Auntie Pippa

first_imgPrince George and Princess Charlotte are to take a starring role at the wedding of their aunt, Pippa Middleton, as Kensington Palace announce they will be page boy and bridesmaid.Princess Charlotte, who will have just celebrated her second birthday, will walk down the aisle with Miss Middleton on May 20th, at St Mark’s Church, Englefield. Princess Charlotte, walking and talking at a children’s party in Canada last year Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, who will marry on May 20 The Cambridge family attend the Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada After the service, the newlyweds will travel to Carole and Michael Middleton’s home for the reception, expected to be held in a marquee in their 18-acre garden. Prince George, who will take on page boy duties Among other guests of honour will be Mr Matthews’ parents, David Matthews and Jane Parker, who own the five-star Eden Rock Caribbean hotel in St Barts where they have hosted various members of the Middleton family.His brother, reality TV star Spencer Matthews, is also expected to attend as best man.  Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, who will marry on May 20 The Middleton family join the Royals for the christening of Princess Charlotte in 2015 Princess Charlotte, walking and talking at a children's party in Canada last year The 12th century church is away from prying eyes, on a private estate near Englefield House which is owned by MP Richard Benyon. Her own wedding, to millionaire Mr Matthews, will take place six miles from the village of Bucklebury where she grew up with elder sister Catherine and younger brother James. The Cambridge family attend the Christmas Day service at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, England The palace said it had no further details on guests and was unable to confirm whether Prince Harry would have a plus one.It has been widely speculated that his girlfriend, the actress Meghan Markle, will not be attending.  Resident priest Rev Nick Wynne-Jones will officiate at the wedding ceremony, a spokeswoman at the church said.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children were photographed attending the church for the Christmas Day service in 2016 with the Middleton family and Mr Matthews.  The statement appears to settle the question of whether the Duchess of Cambridge herself would be a bridesmaid, omitting her name from the list of official duties bestowed on her children.Miss Middleton, the Duchess’ sister, was maid of honour at the Royal wedding in 2011, becoming a household name thanks to admirers of her striking white dress and lively interaction with the Royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony.  Pippa Middleton fulfilling bridemaid's duties at her sister's wedding   Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada The Middleton family join the Royals for the christening of Princess Charlotte in 2015 Pippa Middleton fulfilling bridemaid’s duties at her sister’s wedding  Prince George, who will take on page boy duties A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are pleased to confirm their wedding will take place at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, on the morning of 20th May.”The service will be attended by close family and friends, including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Prince George will be a page boy, and Princess Charlotte will be a bridesmaid.” Prince George, who will turn four in July, will act as page boy as Pippa marries James Matthews, a 41-year-old hedge fund manager. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the wedding, along with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace confirmed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

AIB and Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation to establish thirdparty advice body

first_imgUpdated 9.03pm AIB IS TO grant the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) €150,000 towards the running of a new third-party body that will advise distressed mortgage holders.The move is part of the bank’s attempts to increase engagement with distressed borrowers – particularly those that have not returned a standard financial statement (SFS).David Hall, the director of the IMHO, said that the deal would be free, confidential and independent.“The cost of this service is grant aided by AIB Group but independently provided, staffed and managed by IMHO. Customers of AIB Group who are experiencing difficulty paying their mortgage will have the benefit of free and independent professional advice to help them engage with AIB Group and reach a sustainable solution.”Customers with mortgages from AIB, EBS and Haven will all be able to avail of the service, which will employ a financial advisor to guide borrowers through their dealings with the bank.Mortgage holders in difficulty will be provided by the IMHO with a designated point of contact where they will be assisted with and advised on the completion of an SFS.EngagementBrendan O’Connor from AIB said that the key for the bank is engagement.“We need people to fill out the SFS. Anything that helps us get more people doing that is helpful.Engagement is a crucial part of the arrears resolution process and we view this initiative as an important additional avenue available to customers in difficulty. We recognise that some of our customers are reluctant to deal with the bank directly and view this initiative as a means for people to seek free help and advice from an independent party as part of the resolution process.However, O’Connor moved to knock back the notion that the new body would be an appeals board for customers who have already been offered a solution by AIB.“This isn’t an appeals process. If a person has been offered a deal by AIB it is unlikely that, without new information,a new deal would be offered.”O’Connor added that the bank was keen to overcome the “David versus Goliath” idea that many borrowers have about engaging with the bank.He also revealed that AIB would be announcing a new split mortgage product in the coming weeks.First published 1.15pm Read: Mortgage holders who give up homes in arrears will be allowed on housing listsRead: Lending to Irish households continues to falllast_img read more

Diarmuid Connollys full 12week ban upheld for now after latenight hearing

first_imgDiarmuid Connolly’s full 12-week ban upheld (for now) after late-night hearing Dublin forward now has the option to take his case to the Central Appeals Committee. DIARMUID CONNOLLY’S FIRST attempt to have his suspension reduced or overturned failed last night as the full 12-week ban was upheld by the Central Hearings Committee.In a statement issued at 2.46am this morning, the CHC confirmed that the charge of minor physical interference against a linesman had been proven.The Dublin forward now has the option to escalate his case to the Central Appeals Committee, the next step in the GAA disciplinary process.Connolly was hit with the lengthy ban for putting his hand on linesman Ciaran Brannigan during a heated exchange in Dublin’s Leinster quarter-final win against Carlow.It initially appeared that the St Vincent’s man would accept his punishment, which rules him out of the championship until a potential All-Ireland semi-final in late August.But he challenged the decision, and the CHC sat late into the night on Tuesday to hear his case before deeming that the full ban was justified.There was better news for Carlow as key midfielder Brendan Murphy had his own one-match ban overturned.Murphy was sent off in that Portlaoise defeat to Dublin and, as it was his third dismissal of the season, was set to miss the round one qualifier against London in Ruislip.But the CHC agreed that the first of the two yellow cards he received against the Dubs was issued in error and that the ban should be rescinded.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Niall Kelly Jun 14th 2017, 8:00 AM Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 8:00 AM Image: James Crombie/INPHO http://the42.ie/3442933 Short URL Connolly: banned following Portlaoise incident. Image: James Crombie/INPHOcenter_img Connolly: banned following Portlaoise incident. ‘It is not enough time for us to properly consult’: GPA to call for delay on hurling proposals decision 100 Comments Follow us: the42.ie 19,169 Views Share63 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

German striker Werner Laments reason for inability of team to score

first_imgGerman striker Timo Werner believes that the inability of their team to strike into the net is really harming them.Acknowledging that the German team played well in the game against the Netherlands, but was defeated 3-0 in that Saturday evening match, Werner also accepted that the win is a “real kick in the teeth.”A #NationsLeague nightmare in Amsterdam. #DieMannschaft #NEDGER pic.twitter.com/Nkozuf0WNZ— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 13, 2018“We played very well at the start and created a lot of chances. We let Holland do all the running, created chances down the wings and through the middle and did everything we wanted to, Werner said as quoted by DFB.de.”“Then this corner came in like a torpedo and all of a sudden they have scored. That was a real kick in the teeth.”Timo Werner signs a new four-year deal with RB Leipzig Andrew Smyth – August 25, 2019 Timo Werner has put an end to the growing doubts over his future by signing a new four-year contract with RB Leipzig.“We tried everything in the second half and also had our chances, but we just couldn’t put them away. Then we were open at the back and get caught on the break. We showed that we haven’t just forgotten how to play football. Converting chances is our biggest issue. We need to score goals. Our heads have all dropped, but we can beat France.”It is not on record that Germany ever lost to their opponents by three or more goals but Ronald Koeman’s side grabbed an overwhelming success in Amsterdam as Virgil van Dijk’s first-half header was added to by last-minute strikes from Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.Huge result for @OnsOranje! 🧡Most exciting players in this Dutch side?#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/X3dC7aUjqJ— UEFA Nations League (@UEFAEURO) October 13, 2018last_img read more

Employers add 217K jobs rate stays at 63 percent

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.Monthly job growth has averaged 234,000 for the past three months, up sharply from 150,000 in the previous three. The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate survey, remained 6.3 percent in May. That’s the lowest rate in more than five years.Friday’s report from the Labor Department signaled that the U.S. economy is steadily strengthening and outpacing struggling countries in Europe and Asia. U.S. consumers are showing more confidence. Auto sales have surged. Manufacturers are expanding steadily. Service companies are growing more quickly.“I don’t think we have a boom, but we have a good economy growing at about 3 percent,” said John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo. “We’re pulling away from the rest of the world.”Investors seemed pleased. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67 points in mid-day trading.The job market has now reached a significant milestone: Nearly five years after the Great Recession ended, the economy has finally regained all the jobs lost in the downturn.last_img read more

Bentley Bentayga Bengala is the Bentley 4×4 Squared we never knew we

first_imgEnlarge ImageThis thing isn’t exactly subtle, but who spends high six figures on a “subtle” SUV? Bengala Have you found yourself staring at pictures of Bentley’s Bentayga SUV and wondering what it would look like if that vehicle had a wine-fueled weekend-long tryst in Santa Barbara with the Mercedes G550 4×4 Squared and the result was another new SUV?Yeah, us neither. However, someone clearly has because a company in Spain is building it. It’s called the Bengala Bentayga, and it’s weird and awful and also kind of wonderful in a “Some men just want to watch the world burn” sort of way.So, what goes into making a Bengala Bentayga? The basic recipe starts with a Bentayga (obvs) and then slaps some massive and wide off-road tires and wheels on it. They’re almost like those Icelandic trucks that Top Gear took to the North Pole. Then Bengala slaps some big carbon fiber fender flares on for good measure.The company also claims that it totally reworked the suspension, but makes no mention of what precisely it changed, though based on the company’s renderings, it’s at least lifted relatively significantly. When Mercedes gave the old G-Wagen this treatment, it used crazy portal axles to provide a good chunk of the lift, but those old G-Wagens were slightly more “agricultural” than your average Bentayga, so it’s unclear how it would work in this case.36492401544-bbc8dc6e66-oEnlarge ImageClassy, right? Bengala Next, it slaps a few off-road light bars and a mahooooosive steel bull bar on the front and calls it good. The company says that it’s building 15 of these things and that aside from the wheels/tires/suspension package, the whole thing is entirely customizable to its new owner’s (lack of) taste.No mention is made of price, but we’d bet on it being eye-wateringly high since these are low-volume customs offering bespoke customization on an already near-$300,000 SUV.Bengala, we’d like to be among the first to submit our candidacy to drive one. Get at us, seriously. 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer 30 Photos Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Post a comment Bentley 0 2019 Bentley Bentayga V8: Where less is morecenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid first drive: One posh plug-in Tags Share your voice SUVs Superluxury Cars Bentleylast_img read more

Reddit gets its first female independent board member

first_img I’m honored and thrilled to announce I’ve joined the @reddit BOD. Exciting times ahead. #community https://t.co/MXlIpfVJFe— Porter Gale (@portergale) May 28, 2019 “Reddit’s network of passionate communities offers people social substance that is entirely unique from anywhere else on the internet. So much of what people find online today is self-promotion or driven by influence when what people want and need is authenticity and this substantive social experience,” Gale said. “This is why I was drawn to Reddit and why I’m eager to be part of the company’s journey.”Among other accomplishments, Gale was previously vice president of marketing at Virgin America and managed its brand & digital, loyalty and in-flight content teams. A popular social platform that bills itself as “the front door of the internet,” Reddit kicked off a site redesign in April.Steve Huffman, CEO of Reddit, said Porter’s extensive experience building “bold, fast-growing companies” that had a user-first focus is valuable to the company. “We look forward to the insights and experience Porter will bring to the board, as Reddit continues to pursue its mission of bringing community and belonging to everyone,” Huffman said. Correction, 1:21 p.m. PT: Reddit clarified that Porter Gale is the first independent female board member. Porter Gale is Reddit’s first female independent board member. Reddit Personal Capital chief marketing officer Porter Gale is joining Reddit’s board of directors, the company announced Tuesday. Gale will be the first female independent board member in Reddit’s history. While another woman has held a leadership position at the company and sat on the board, Gale is the first outside hire.  Gale tweeted about her new position following the formal announcement.  Post a comment Share your voice 0 Tags Internet Tech Industry Culture Mobile Apps Redditlast_img read more

Tesla Model 3 totally nails Euro NCAP crash tests

first_img Tesla 2:47 More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Tags 3 50 Photos Comments Watch the Tesla Model 3 ace european crash tests Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Electric Cars Sedans Tesla Enlarge ImageBoop. Thatcham Research What do the Skoda Scala and the Tesla Model 3 have in common? They both passed the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests and evaluations with flying colors. While we wait for the IIHS to finally release test results for the Model 3 in the US, this is yet another marker proving how solidly built Tesla’s sedan is.The Tesla Model 3 proved a mighty fine car to crash in Euro NCAP testing, according to scores released on Wednesday. It achieved a 96% in the Adult Occupant Protection category, which tests crash safety for both driver and passenger. It involves a battery of tests where the vehicle collides with both deformable and rigid barriers, in addition to a side crash test with a pole and a test specifically designed to mimic whiplash.The Model 3 received an 86% in Child Occupant Protection. Yet another obviously named category, this one has three tests that not only gauge protection against impacts, but it evaluates how easy it is to hook up a child seat. Share your voice 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 review: Let it semi-autonomously chauffeur your chauffeur Now playing: Watch this: Its lowest score came in Vulnerable Road Users, where the vehicle collides with a dummy. It gauges how much damage is done to the dummy’s head, upper leg, lower leg and pelvis. There are also two automatic braking tests in this segment that sees how well a car’s AEB fares against pedestrians and cyclists.Of the latest swarm of cars tested, the Tesla beat them all in the final category, Safety Assist. These tests are evaluations of various safety systems, such as stability control, speed assistance, car-to-car automatic braking, seatbelt reminders and lane-keep support.”The Tesla Model 3 achieved one of the highest Safety Assist scores we have seen to date,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research, which runs the only UK-certified Euro NCAP crash-test center. “Its Collision Avoidance Assist system is first class, with its Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning systems showing high levels of performance … Tesla has made a virtue of safety in its marketing and it is great to see a car now living up to that promise.” More From Roadshow Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: Drives better than most, and smells better too 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more