No radio commentary in India for ICC World Cup

first_imgNo radio commentary in India for ICC World CupA contention between Prasar Bharti and India Sports Flashes regarding the audio feed of the ICC World Cup will mean cricket fans will miss out on radio commentary in Indiaadvertisement Rahul Rawat New DelhiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 17:56 IST There will be no live audio commentary of the World Cup for fans in India (Reuters Photo)Radio broadcast reaches out to more than 90 per cent of the Indian population, and rural India is still very much dependent on it for most of the information.Unfortunately, for those, who have radio commentary as the only medium to follow the live updates of the ICC World Cup in England and Wales, there is bad news in store.There will be no live audio commentary of the World Cup after Prasar Bharti submitted before the Delhi High Court that it will not take the feed from India Sports Flashes Pvt Ltd, which has the rights for the live audio feed of the ICC World Cup to be aired across Sports Flashes app and web platforms.India Sports Flashes Pvt Ltd had submitted before the Delhi High Court that as per the Sports Broadcasting Signals (mandatory sharing with Prasar Bharti) Act 2007, they cannot broadcast radio commentary of any sports event of national importance unless it simultaneously shares the live broadcasting signal with Prasar Bharti.”The terms and conditions shall also provide that the advertisement revenue sharing between the content rights owner or holder and the Prasar Bharti shall be in the ratio of not less than 75:25 in case of television coverage and 50:50 in case of radio coverage,” reads a sub-clause in section 3 of the Act.Prasar Bharti challenged the submissions made by the petitioner, contending that Sports Flashes in neither a radio channel nor a licensee for providing such services.The Delhi High Court has ruled that neither Sports Flashes “is obliged to share such feed nor Prasar Bharti is obliged to accept the same.”advertisementWhoever may claim victory in this battle fought in the courtroom, but fans, who were relying on All India Radio (AIR) commentary to get ball-by-ball updates from England, will feel lost out.Also Read | Virat Kohli and I know each other really well: Rohit Sharma to India TodayFor 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 Tags :Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow live commentaryFollow Prasar Bhartilast_img read more

US$872-Million Contract Awarded for National Spatial Plan

first_imgSeven technical papers will be prepared to inform the National Spatial Plan for the country.This follows Cabinet’s approval of a US$872-million contract with Acclimatise LAC Limited (United Kingdom) to prepare the papers.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during yesterday’s (July 11) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.The National Spatial Plan, which was conceptualised in 2009, will ensure the optimal use of the nation’s land and marine resources and outline the framework for their effective use and management, along with addressing issues regarding climate change.last_img read more

Venezuelan hinterlands under siege

first_imgOne flight in a light aircraft; one boat trip via various tributaries of the Orinoco; layovers in the middle of the hot, dense, green jungle; and more navigating of waters, both turbid and calm. To get to the home of the Hoti, or Jödi, isolated indigenous people who live in the Maigualida mountains between the states of Amazonas and Bolívar in southern Venezuela, one must travel hours through hundreds of kilometres of thick virgin forest. There, among rivers and waterways, they have lived for hundreds of years on their territory, intentionally distancing themselves from the Westernisation that arrived on the continent more than 500 years ago. Also Read – A special kind of bondBut the sanctuary they inhabit is threatened by a governmental decree. The Orinoco Mining Arc (AMO by its Spanish acronym), a controversial initiative of the administration of President Nicolás Maduro, has designated almost 112,000 square kilometres (42,250 square miles) for the exploitation of minerals and precious stones including gold, coltan and diamonds. The far west of this area coincides with the lands of the Hoti, one of three ethnic groups the government recognises as “isolated indigenous groups.” Also Read – Insider threat managementThe other two groups have been facing threats from mining for several years. Dozens of Yanomami communities in Amazonas and Bolívar and the Piaroa, or Uwottüja, in Amazonas, are being subjected to abuse from people who illegally exploit mineral deposits. The government is aware of the situation but has done nothing to prevent it, even before the present crisis engulfing the country. The report, ‘Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact’, published in 2012 by the Denmark-based International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the Spain-based Institute for the Promotion of Social Studies (IPES), confirmed that the three groups, who share similar ways of life, also experience the same threats. “On the one hand, all these places are generally in hard-to-reach areas of forest, and the groups or communities there are geographically isolated, which makes it difficult for them to maintain contact with mainstream society,” the report says. “On the other hand, their territories are systematically invaded by groups of illegal miners, most of whom come from Brazil and Colombia.” These indigenous groups are in an extremely vulnerable situation, especially due to the introduction of diseases, the contamination and destruction of their territory, and the reduction of space for them to carry out their traditional subsistence activities, according to the report. Measles and malaria are currently having devastating effects on Yanomami communities, while illegal mining poses a serious threat to all three of Venezuela’s isolated indigenous groups. From measles to malaria The alarm has not been raised. Last year, an outbreak of measles ravaged the Yanomami, and it remains unclear how many deaths happened. A source from the Ministry of Health, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, told Mongabay Latam that various isolated indigenous groups were complaining that medical teams had arrived too late to save them. “Some communities were already devastated,” he said. The best figures available on the epidemic among the Yanomami in Venezuela have come from the Washington DC-based Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). In its most recent update, from May 17 of this year, PAHO said in 2018 there were 513 confirmed cases of measles and 62 deaths among the country’s indigenous groups, including 150 cases in Amazonas and Bolívar. It noted that previous data from national authorities showed that in the first half of 2018 there were 126 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, in Yanomami municipality, Amazonas, alone. The Venezuelan organisation Wataniba Socio-environmental Work Group for the Amazon also expressed concern, having observed 25 Yanomami in the country with measles. Among these, the group said, more than half were over 25 years old, making their condition especially precarious. Twenty-two of the victims were men. “Measles is not being treated in Venezuela,” said Davi Kopenawa, a representative of indigenous Yanomami in the state of Roraima, Brazil, in a video released by the international NGO Survival International. He said the government and health institutions in the country had not done anything to prevent the outbreak. “They were carrying out vaccinations, but the vaccination programme wasn’t suited to the needs of indigenous peoples,” said the source from the Ministry of Health, who emphasised the severity of the epidemic. The vulnerability of isolated indigenous peoples to these kinds of diseases has to do with both physiological conditions and access to public health. “Their limited contact with other people makes their immune systems more vulnerable to these diseases that they haven’t had before,” said the source from the health ministry. “It is also usually more difficult to reach them with vaccines and treatment because of their situation. Medical technologies don’t get to them.” Luis Bello, a representative of Wataniba, said the measles outbreak coincided with a complaint about a settlement of garimpeiros (Brazilian illegal miners) on the border with Brazil. It is thought that people with measles were in the camp and that frequent encounters with Venezuelan Yanomami in the area could have contributed to the epidemic. Years ago, the isolated indigenous groups experienced outbreaks of leptospirosis and yellow fever. However, malaria is the disease that causes the most problems for the three groups in Venezuela. Malaria is caused by a parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, that infects humans via mosquitos. While the disease is closely associated with mining, in these ancestral territories there is also endemic malaria that often affects communities. The occurrence of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, a parasitic disease that ages the skin and can cause blindness, led to a programme for the eradication of the disease among these peoples. According to the source from the Ministry of Health, the programme is achieving satisfactory results. However, doctors only visit the communities once every three months and they aren’t able to combat other problems. A network of clinics in the Alto Orinoco municipality of Amazonas that was run by Christian missionaries until a few years ago has effectively been dismantled. The indigenous peoples in the area do not even have the capacity to communicate via radio in an emergency. This situation reflects Venezuela’s ongoing political, economic and social crisis, which includes a health service that is practically out of orders nationwide. According to the 2018 National Hospitals Survey, carried out by the Caracas-based Doctors for Health, 88 per cent of public institutions does not have the medicines needed to treat a disease or condition. In 83 per cent, emergency services only function intermittently, while 79 per cent lack clean drinking water. The study does not include the state of Amazonas, where most isolated indigenous people live, because researchers could not access public health workers in the region. Arc created without consultation In 2016, a report called “Human rights in the context of the Orinoco Mining Arc project in Venezuela,” presented by GTAI and the Caracas-based organisations Venezuelan Programme for Education and Action in Human Rights (PROVEA) and the Peace Laboratory before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), warned that “the polygon” of the AMO included lands belonging to the isolated Hoti and the Eñepá indigenous peoples. “In 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights produced a report on special protection measures for these peoples,” the report says. “If measures to protect these communities are not taken, it will result in conditions favourable to their disappearance.” The government not only did not respect the indigenous territories with this project but also kept its plans from the people living there, who were never consulted before the plans were announced. Despite the requirements of Venezuelan law, neither the Hoti nor any other indigenous group were consulted about the implementation of the AMO. The right of indigenous peoples to the consultation is enshrined in treaties and conventions that Venezuela has ratified with the United Nations and International Labour Organisation (ILO). This right is also contemplated in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other national laws. In the Magna Carta, for example, the chapter “On the Rights of indigenous peoples” refers to the demarcation and guarantee of indigenous lands and states that the exploitation of minerals in the surrounding areas “will be done without harming the cultural, social and economic integrity of the latter.” Nevertheless, the AMO is going ahead and the Hoti are more and more exposed to threats as a result. “The big problem with the Orinoco Mining Arc is that the frontier is constantly expanding because uncontrolled mining is eating up the land like termites,” Aguilar said. “The frontier does not stop with the polygon, these are just lines that were drawn to legalise what is illegal.” Aguilar did not dismiss the possibility of the state project taking over more indigenous territories. In addition to these ancestral territories being violated, Aguilar said the AMO also represents a threat to “the principal forest and water reserves of the country and the area with the highest biodiversity in the Amazon and the Guyana Massif.” He emphasised that although the Maigualida mountains, inhabited by the Hoti, and the Alto Caura-Erebato, where there are Yanomami communities, are within the boundaries of the recently created Caura National Park, the limits of the AMO have not been altered and include part of the park, which is protected by the constitution. “Another conundrum is that this park was created in the context of the development of the AMO, which has been widely criticised by environmental, social, scientific and indigenous organisations, due to its potential environmental and socio-cultural impacts on the region,” says the report to the IACHR. “There is doubt about whether its creation was just a formality to mitigate criticism, or if it came out of a genuine intention to protect and consolidate the area.” (Translated by Theo Bradford. This article was first published by Mongabay Latam. Edits by Rebecca Kessler. Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Cathriona White Made Shocking Claims Against Jim Carrey In Newly Discovered Note

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter It’s unclear whether the note, which was obtained by the Daily Mail, was ever seen by Carrey while Cathriona was still alive.Last week’s trial revealed Carrey had offered Cathriona an undisclosed sum of money to settle her claim he infected her with the infection Herpes simplex.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement A note, allegedly written by Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend, Cathriona White, claims the actor introduced her to ‘cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease’.According to her family, the note was written on an iPad and is alleged to have been discovered by lawyers.Bridget Sweetman, Cathriona’s biological mother and Mark Burton, her estranged former husband, are currently filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey, following her prescription drug overdose in 2015. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing starts work in Pakistan

During their visit the members of the Commission of Inquiry held what they described as a productive meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Law, Justice and Human Rights Minister Afzal Sindhu.Senior Government officials from the Interior Ministry also briefed the commissioners on some details about the assassination.The Commission, which formally started its activities on 1 July, is headed by Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile, and its other members are Marzuki Darusman, the former attorney-general of Indonesia, and Peter Fitzgerald, a veteran of the Irish National Police who has also served the UN in a number of capacities.Set up following a request from the Pakistani Government, the Commission will submit a report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon within six months. Mr. Ban will then share the report with the Government and submit it to the Security Council for information. 16 July 2009The independent United Nations commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto arrived today in Islamabad as it began its first working visit to the country. read more

Haiti front and centre on special American Idol episode – UN

19 February 2010The United Nations Foundation (UNF) is joining forces with the wildly popular United States televised singing competition “American Idol” to help the millions of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last month. The United Nations Foundation (UNF) is joining forces with the wildly popular United States televised singing competition “American Idol” to help the millions of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last month. During the 25 February broadcast, last year’s winner Kris Allen will perform his hit songs and share footage of his visit to Haiti, where one third of the population was affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake. In total, the 12 January quake claimed more than 200,000 lives, leaving over 300,000 others injured and 1 million Haitians homeless. Mr. Allen leaves today for the country, already the Western Hemisphere’s poorest before the disaster, to meet with Haitians and UN staff on the ground to find out the needs for the coming months. “The people of Haiti are rebuilding their country, and the UN is there to help them every step of the way,” he said. Yesterday the UN and its aid partners announced they are seeking over $1.4 billion to assist Haiti, in the largest-ever humanitarian appeal launched in the wake of a natural disaster. The revised appeal folds in the $577 million flash appeal issued just days after the earthquake, which was originally intended to cover a six-month period. It is being expanded to meet needs for one year as the hurricane and rainy seasons approach, and its size reflects the scale of the catastrophe and takes into consideration the need for stepped-up early recovery efforts. read more

Refuting US charges in Security Council Iraq reaffirms commitment to UN inspections

“The pronouncements in Mr. Powell’s statements on weapons of mass destruction are utterly unrelated to the truth. No new information was provided, mere sound recordings that cannot be ascertained as genuine,” Ambassador Mohammed A. Aldouri told the Council at the end of its ministerial-level meeting, chaired by Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer of Germany, which holds the rotating Presidency of the 15-nation body for the month of February.Ambassador Aldouri stressed that Iraq was totally free of weapons of mass destruction and that the forthcoming visit of the chief UN inspectors – Hans Blix of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – “will be a further opportunity to verify and ascertain the validity of [US] allegations.”In a brief, point-by-point response to Mr. Powell’s presentation, Ambassador Aldouri said Iraq had submitted an “accurate, comprehensive and updated” declaration of 12,000 pages, including detailed information on previous Iraqi programmes as well as updated information on Iraqi industries in various fields.After UN inspections resumed last November, Ambassador Aldouri noted, UNMOVIC and IAEA inspectors have so far carried out 575 inspections covering 321 sites. “Inspectors ascertained that all the allegations…were not true,” he said. “This confirms Iraq’s declaration that it is free from weapons of mass destruction and that its declaration is truthful and accurate as documented by the two technical agencies entrusted by the Council to undertake that task.”The Iraqi Ambassador also cited recent statements to the press by Mr. Blix that inspectors “did not ascertain any of the scenarios alleged by Powell, in that Iraqi officials were moving proscribed material inside or outside Iraq aiming at concealment.” The UNMOVIC chief also confirmed that he did not find enough reasons to believe that Iraq was sending its scientists outside Iraq to prevent them from being interviewed, and that he had no reason to believe US President George W. Bush was correct in his State of the Union address in saying that Iraqi intelligence agents were posing as scientists for the interviews, Mr. Aldouri said.He dismissed allegations that trucks leave sites prior to the arrival of inspection teams as “a false accusation,” noting that inspections occur “suddenly and instantaneously,” without prior notification to the Iraqi side. “Furthermore, UNMOVIC and the IAEA have their own sources for satellite imagery and they use helicopters for surveillance and inspection activities,” Ambassador Aldouri said. Responding to Mr. Powell’s use of intercepted telephone conversations as evidence the Iraqis were taking steps to conceal its weapons programmes, Ambassador Aldouri said scientific and technical progress has reached such a level “that would allow the fabrication of such allegations and would allow for them to be offered in the way that Mr. Powell has presented.”As for the supposed relationship between Iraq and the Al-Qaida organization, Ambassador Aldouri, quoting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, said, “‘If we had a relationship with Al-Qaida and we believed in that relationship, we would not be ashamed to admit it. We have no relationship with Al-Qaida.'”The Iraqi representative said his country offered security and peace, and reiterated its commitment to continue proactive cooperation with the inspection teams “so as to allow them to finish their tasks as soon as possible and verify that Iraq is free of weapons of mass destruction in order to lift the unjust sanctions imposed upon it and ensure respect of its national security.” read more

Security Council hails handover of authority to interim Iraqi Government

In a press statement read by Council President Ambassador Lauro L. Baja, Jr. of the Philippines, the members also underscored the proposed timetable for the political transition, the possibility of an international meeting, and “the leading role of the United Nations to assist the interim Government of Iraq in implementing the political process” with elections to be held no later than the end of next January.”The members of the Council call on all Iraqis to implement these arrangements peaceably and in full,” Ambassador Baja said.All States and relevant organizations were called on to support the interim Government in this process, and in its efforts to bring economic reconstruction, peace, unity and stability to Iraq, he added.At the same time, the statement condemned “in the strongest terms, the continued violence in Iraq, which should not be allowed to disrupt Iraq’s political and economic transition.” read more

Peace deal in South Sudan not yet a reality for refugees UN

“This was supposed to be a transit centre for refugees returning to South Sudan, not a reception centre for new arrivals,” said António Guterres the newly-confirmed head of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). “Now we are working closely with Ugandan authorities to find land for you while you are here.”As part of a three-day visit to Uganda, High Commissioner Guterres visited Palorinya, a refugee settlement on the Nile, to meet new arrivals from South Sudan who have fled recent incursions by Ugandan rebels known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Almost 9,000 people, mainly women and children, have arrived in the area since January, when the peace agreement was signed, according to UNHCR. The recent arrivals said they stayed in their country for the entire 21 years of the civil war and only fled in recent months for fear of the LRA’s practice of recruiting children for soldiers, porters and sex slaves.“That peace agreement is for others and not for all of us,” said one refugee, whose wife was killed and five of his six children missing. “When will it help us?”To make the peace a reality for all, Mr. Guterres called for the deployment of a peacekeeping force, preferably provided by the African Union. Having praised Uganda’s generosity for receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees over the years, he also urged “an extra dose of solidarity” from local Ugandan authorities in caring for the latest arrivals.Mr. Guterres is also expected to visit some of the 1.5 million Ugandans who have been displaced within their own country because of LRA attacks, before returning to the capital, Kampala, to meet senior Government officials. He will conclude his first mission with UNHCR on Wednesday. read more

GR Engineering continues strong capability in paste backfill projects

first_imgGR Engineering Services Ltd recently announced its financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2018 (HY19). GREngineering reported HY19 sales revenue of A$91.3million, underlying EBITDA of A$5.9 million and profit before tax of A$4.4 million. GR Engineering’s Managing Director, Geoff Jones, said: “Project execution activity was lower in HY19 against levels experienced throughout FY18, directly impacting financial performance in GR Engineering’s core mineral processing design and construction business for the half.”Upstream Production Solutions performed solidly, contributing to approximately half of the group’s total HY19 revenue. Positive outcomes were achieved in securing a total of approximately A$42 million in new work at Carosue Dam and Fosterville, reflecting GR Engineering’s strong capability in the design and construction of paste backfill plants.GR Engineering entered into material design and construction contracts during HY19 and into the second half of FY19, most recently in relation to the Northern Wellfield project supporting the Carrapateena developmentin South Australia and on a conditional basis in respect of the Sandy Ridge and Thunderbird Mineral Sands projects in Western Australia and Fungoni Mineral Sands project in Tanzania.“Study activity remains strongin a supportive commodity price environment.GR Engineering remains well placed to demonstrate capacity and the resources required to achieve study conversion and successfully deliver mineral processing infrastructureto its clients.”last_img read more

Barcelona Handball Camp has very interesting offer for you

Application time is open from 28th of March until  20th of April 2018! We are sharing with you their announcement: To be egligible for this amazing oportunity you have to be a team with at least 14 players and a coach (or maximum 20 players and a coach) and you have to send us short story with explanation of determination and goals of your team. If you are a coach, you can write us about your team, what are they ready to dedicate to accomplish their goals, what is the biggest success they have made so far and what was one of the best stories within the team (the story has to be connected to supporting/inspiring each other). Note: the success and rating of the team does not matter for this oppourtinity, it is equal for everyone! All you need to know if that this funding promotes sport and physical activity for youth under 18 years of age. The funding would cover half of the price per participant of the potential selected team and then the team/or participant should cover the other half of the fee! UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE CHANCE FOR U18 TEAMS TO APPLY TO OUR BARCELONA HANDBALL CAMP WITH 50% DISCOUNT!!!! To sum it up, to be eligible to apply, you have to be:– a team with at least 14 players and a coach (or maximum 20 players)– younger than 18– write a short story about your team with the topic we explained– send your e-mail application before 20th of April 2018 to: info@barcelonahandball-camp.com  FUNDING COVERING 50% OF THE FEE COST FOR A SELECTED TEAM! Do not miss this chance!!! You would get the oportunity to be part of our Barcelona Handball Camp from 29.06.-03.07.2018, to work with some of the best handball coaches and some of FC Barcelona Handbol players!!!! ← Previous Story Andy Schmid about last Saturday: Shitty day, we are now complete idiots Next Story → Montpellier’s joker Jonas Truchanovicius: It will be pleasant surprise if we beat Barca We are honored and proud to inform you that we have made strong connections with a few very big partners and one funding which are going to open the door for 4 fastest teams with the best applications to get to our camp with 50% discount per participant!This means that price per participant would be 345€! Including the full package into that price!!! HURRY UP AND APPLY! Barcelona handball camp The Barcelona Handball Camp organizers offer very exciting option for youth U18 teams!! read more

Stardust campaigners invoke Hillsborough and Grenfell probes in outlining compelling case for

first_img THE EXAMPLE OF Hillsborough inquests shows that there is no reason why a “new, thorough investigation of the Stardust fire will not lead to the truth being revealed”, according to new documents seeking new inquests into the people who died at the Dublin club.These new documents – seen by TheJournal.ie – were submitted to the Office of the Attorney General last week by campaigners calling for a new inquest into the deaths of those who perished in the Stardust fire.The fire, which tore through a club in Artane, Co Dublin, on Valentine’s Day in 1981 remains the worst disaster of its kind in the history of the State. Forty-eight people died and more than 200 were injured.An inquiry into the blaze previously put forward arson as the probable cause, but this was rejected by families and later overturned as part of a separate inquiry a decade ago.Retired judge Pat McCartan was tasked in 2017 with examining whether there would be grounds to hold a new inquest into the fire. He ruled that a new inquiry was not warranted, saying there was no new evidence.Fresh callsIn its submission to the Attorney General, solicitors Adam Straw and Darragh Mackin on behalf of the Stardust Victims Committee say that there a number of reasons why fresh inquests should be held into the deaths of the Stardust victims.The original inquests only recorded the medical cause of death and offered “uninformative” conclusions, they said. “In a disaster of this magnitude a more informative conclusion was required in order to meet the public interest,” they wrote.Furthermore, the central conclusion of the original inquiry into the fire from the Keane Tribunal that the probable cause of the fire was arson was quashed in 2009 by the government. There is also fresh evidence that could shed light on some matters that weren’t dealt with at previous inquiries, it is claimed.“This includes important eye-witness evidence, together with assessments by a range of fire experts,” they said.A central part of their claim are these detailed accounts from eyewitnesses who were outside the club on the night, who claim they saw the blaze originate in the roof space as opposed as to the West Alcove seating area of Stardust, which previous inquests and fire investigations into the blaze hinged on.Highlighting the example of the Hillsborough inquests, which found in 2016 that the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the stadium in 1989 were unlawfully killed, they argue this demonstrates how a fresh inquiry can shed light on events that took place many years ago, even where detailed investigations already took place.“There is no reason why a new, thorough investigation of the Stardust Fire will not lead to the truth being revealed, to those responsible being held to account, and to further lessons being learned to prevent a similar tragedy in the future,” they said.New inquiryIn 2009, the government quashed the original finding that arson was the probable cause of the Stardust fire.However, the government also declined to establish a new Tribunal to investigate the cause of the fire and has maintained that stance since.In the new submission to the Attorney General, it is argued that the government’s basis for not opening a new Tribunal – the Coffey report in 2009 – was insufficient as that review’s terms of reference inhibited Paul Coffey from carrying out new inquiries.The lawyers said: “His inability to initiate his own investigations or to make findings of fact, meant he was unable to ascertain where or how the fire started, and his examination was inconclusive.”Furthermore, they said that the terms of reference for Judge McCartan also did not bring about any further investigation.The document also discusses fresh eyewitness and expert testimony that could be considered in any future inquests or inquiry into the Stardust fire. The Stardust Victims Committee reached to lawyers working on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and were recommended to contact fire engineering expert Professor James Lygate from Edinburgh University. He wrote to say that there had been a “wide range of advances in the science of fire investigation since 1981, and that a review of the Stardust Fire using these modern methods would be worthwhile”.New inquests could have wide-ranging effects too, it is argued.This includes that aspects of building design and operation that were dangerous – and not identified in previous inquiries – could be identified to prevent the widespread loss of life in large public buildings again.Secondly, it could lead to civil or criminal penalties for anyone who may have been responsible for the fire, they claim.  Numerous legal precedence is also cited as they highlight the reasoning behind the calls for new inquests.They conclude: “That is because a fresh investigation will allow the earlier inconclusive inquiries to be pursued further; because it is possible that it will lead to the identification and punishment, through civil or criminal sanction, of those responsible; and because it provides an opportunity ‘to recognise, if possible, the lessons to be learned so that a similar event can be avoided in future’.”‘We want justice’Speaking at a press conference last week, members of the Stardust Victims Committee outlined their hopes that these new calls would lead to direct action.Antoinette Keegan, a leading member of the campaign who lost two sisters in the fire, said they have faced “many concrete walls” in their efforts for a new inquest to be held, but are now very confident their latest effort will yield results.“We want truth, and we want justice,” she said, stressing that ‘it’s not fair on the parents’ of people who died in the fire, some of whom are now unwell, describing the repeated delays as “systematic abuse”.The belief that this latest attempt could yield results was echoed by Jimmy Fitzpatrick, who himself survived the fire.“We have more clout to prove our point,” he told TheJournal.ie.“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to meet us on the 29th May, I would like to put to him, ‘Listen, this didn’t happen on your shift, you lot aren’t responsible for this, so give the families closure, give them a hearing, give them a voice at least’.” 18 Comments Share370 Tweet Email1 Short URL We’re never going away. The mothers and fathers are getting old, but we’re still around, and we’ve got people behind us.With reporting from Nicky Ryan Stardust campaigners invoke Hillsborough and Grenfell probes in outlining ‘compelling’ case for new inquests The government has ruled out new inquiries into the fire, but the Stardust Victims Committee have renewed their calls in recent weeks. Police outside the main entrance of the Stardust after the fire. https://jrnl.ie/4584160 Image: Tony Harris/PA Images Police outside the main entrance of the Stardust after the fire. Image: Tony Harris/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 13th 2019, 10:01 PM 11,406 Views Saturday 13 Apr 2019, 10:00 PM By Sean Murraylast_img read more

David Cameron Second Brexit referendum cant be ruled out

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article David Cameron announcing his resignation after 2016’s referendum. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: FORMER BRITISH PRIME Minister David Cameron has said that a second Brexit referendum cannot be ruled out. In an interview with The Times, the former PM said he thinks about 2016′s referendum result “every day” and accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson and MP Michael Gove of behaving “appallingly” during the referendum campaign. “Every single day I think about it, the referendum and the fact that we lost and the consequences and the things that could have been done differently, and I worry desperately about what is going to happen next,” Cameron said. “I think we can get to a situation where we leave but we are friends, neighbours and partners. We can get there, but I would love to fast-forward to that moment because it’s painful for the country and it’s painful to watch.”Cameron added in the that had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum and accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving “appallingly” during the pre-vote campaigning.Cameron, who led the Remain campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union, told The Times that the tortuous negotiations were “painful to watch” and that losing office left him “hugely depressed”.Cameron, who was PM for six years, has largely kept quiet since leaving office following the 2016 Brexit referendum.His long-awaited memoir, ‘For The Record’, is due out on Thursday.Cameron also said a no-deal Brexit would be a bad outcome and that he would have backed the withdrawal agreement rejected by MPs.Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31.Cameron told The Times that a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the EU had long been promised by politicians and that the EU issue needed to be addressed. “The country was divided whether we should be in the EU before the referendum,” Cameron said.“This issue needed to be addressed and I thought a referendum was coming, so better to try to get some reforms we needed and have a referendum.“But I accept that, you know, that effort failed. I do understand some people are very angry because they didn’t want to leave the EU. Neither did I.”Cameron also said Boris Johnson’s recent move to expel anti-no-deal MPs from the governing Conservative Party and shutting down parliament for five weeks had rebounded.“I didn’t support either of those things. Neither do I think a no-deal Brexit is a good idea,” he said.Cameron said a second referendum might yet take place as a way to break the Brexit impasse.“You can’t rule things out right now because you’ve got to find some way of unblocking the blockage,” he said. Friday 13 Sep 2019, 9:27 PM 28,786 Views Fri 9:27 PM 45 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4809261 Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas Share17 Tweet Email David Cameron announcing his resignation after 2016’s referendum. Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas By Cónal Thomas Short URL David Cameron: Second Brexit referendum ‘can’t be ruled out’ In an interview with The Times, the former PM said he thinks about 2016′s referendum result “every day” .last_img read more

Tuchel urges PSG to hurry up with transfers We need players

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is starting to worry over their lack of progress in the transfer window given the club’s recent injury blows.The Ligue 1 champions have sustained heavy losses this month in star duo Neymar and Marco Verratti.The pair are doubts for next month’s first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last-16 stage Champions League clash.Currently, it remains unclear just how long Neymar will be sidelined for after sustaining a new metatarsal injury in PSG’s 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last Wednesday.While Verratti is also doubtful due to an ankle injury and, with Adrien Rabiot suspended from the team, PSG are lacking options in the midfield.Due to this, Napoli midfielder Allan and Zenit star Leandro Paredes have both linked with transfers to the French capital.Speaking after PSG’s 4-1 win over Rennes on Sunday, however, a clearly frustrated Tuchel urged the club board to get a move on with the transfers.“We’re waiting for him [Paredes],” said Tuchel, according to SportsMax.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“I am told it is settled but here is not there. I’m worried. We need players!“Maybe even an offensive player since Neymar is injured. We are waiting for Leandro but he is not here.”“It was already like this last summer but it is more serious with the wounds of Verratti and Neymar.“We cannot do a miracle. There are missing players in the middle. It’s January 27! It’s almost finished.”He added:  “What can I say? We have goals in this club,”“To reach it, to have ambition in the club and for my players, we must recruit players.”Edinson Cavani struck twice to send PSG on their way to a 4-1 win against Rennes with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe being the other scorers on Sunday.The Parisians remain 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 from Lille OSC and will take a trip to Lyon for their next match this Sunday.last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Candidates Grade Governor Bakers Performance Reveal Their Political Idols

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last month’s 19th Middlesex State Representative debate, candidates were asked grade Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s performance during his four years in office.“I believe Governor Baker will be re-elected,” said Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury). “I don’t agree with him on everything, but he’s done some good. I would give him a B- or C+.”“I believe during the Primary Election I gave him a B-,” said Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury). “I greatly disagree with him on his interpretation of the Attorney General’s statute when it comes to assault weapons. I believe that circumvented the legislature and, more importantly, the state and federal constitutions. I wasn’t a fan of his handling of the MBTA. Keolis has not done the job it promised. There’s been a lack of review there. While I’ve been happy with his increases in Chapter 70, Chapter 74, and Chapter 90 funding, it’s kind of disguised. They claim it’s a record level, and that’s true, but only if you don’t adjust for inflation.. We’re making the steps in the right direction. He’s done a decent job of working with the Democratic majority in the legislature. There’s just certain things I don’t agree with him personally.”“I’ve looked at a lot of his plans. He’s impressed more than I thought he would,” said Patricia Meuse (I-Tewksbury). “I know he’s a Republican, but not a “true” Republican. I’m a very conservative person, but I don’t have a party. He’s not always that conservative on issues. But with his opioid efforts, and education funding increase… I would probably give him a B.”Moderator Tom Zuppa, editor of the Lowell Sun, then asked candidates to name their political idols, outside of the late State Rep. Jim Miceli.“Geoff Diehl,” answered Prinzivalli. “He really works for the taxpayers. He’s the one who saved taxpayers $2 billion on the gas tax. He’s endorsed me as a candidate. I really look up to him. I think he’s doing great things and I’d love to continue [his work] on Beacon Hill.”“I like [John] Kennedy and [Theodore] Roosevelt because they were instrumental in negotiations,” answered Robertson. “Kennedy represented the old Massachusetts ‘we help our neighbors out, but we’re self-reliant’.” He handled the pressure of the Cuban Missile Crisis well. I like Roosevelt because, growing up, I love the outdoors and that sense of adventure and exploration.”“Historically, Kennedy, of course. Ronald Reagan was probably be my second idol,” answered Meuse. “And I like Trump. I think he’s done a lot of what he said he was going to do. He increased the economy. I think he’s done a great job.”Watch the debate, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below. Fast-foward to 33:50 for the discussion on Baker’s performance and political role models.—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/7/7/6/b/a/b776ba68-25f6-40b8-ba64-296deaed181f1540570938.027%2B45353637.070%40castus4-wilmington%2B15405738551540571121202980.vod.720p.181025_State_Rep_Debate.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/7/7/6/b/a/b776ba68-25f6-40b8-ba64-296deaed181f1540570938.027%2B45353637.070%40castus4-wilmington%2B15405738551540571121202980.vod.720p.181025_State_Rep_Debate.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”last_img read more

Three Unalaska residents to be honored for rescuing trapped child on Portage

first_imgDamian Lopez Plancarte, Mary Heimes and Ronan Gray pulled a child out of a crevasse at Portage Glacier. (Photo courtesy of Ronan Gray)Three Unalaska residents will be honored by the Anchorage Municipal Assembly.Listen nowOn April 1, Ronan Gray, Damian Lopez Plancarte and Mary Heimes helped rescue a child from a crevasse on Portage Glacier.Their flight home had been cancelled, so they went for a walk. And they were approached by a man who said his son was trapped in the ice.“When I got to the crevasse and looked down it was just black. You couldn’t really even see anything,” Gray said. “I heard whimpering and then I saw movement. I saw the top of his head. That was when the extremity of the situation really hit me because I was frightened. I couldn’t even fathom going down there myself.”But Gray did climb into the crevasse. He says it was less than two feet wide. The responders set up a rope and three people served as a human anchor while Gray was lowered 30 feet into the chasm.“Once I got down into the hole, we got him out in about an hour,” Gray said. “He’d been down there about an hour before I got there.”Gray says Jack Crockett was just wearing a t-shirt, so by the time he was pulled out of the glacier, Crockett had mild hypothermia.Search and rescue volunteers took him to an ambulance where he warmed up. Crockett walked away with a few bruises.Gray is an experienced climber and alpinist, but this was his first time participating in an ice rescue and he has no first aid training. This event, he says makes him want to learn more about those things.last_img read more

UN chief condemns appalling child sex abuse allegations

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief condemned “appalling allegations” of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic while meeting Friday with worried countries that included two of the world body’s top funders.The ambassador for the United States, by far the U.N.’s top contributing country, welcomed a new external review into how the allegations were handled. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober A person familiar with Friday’s meeting said key details like who would lead the review and how long it would take still had not been decided. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private, said many more countries than the four member states that attended have concerns.Ban’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told The Associated Press that Ban told the diplomats that “our central concern must be to protect the rights and well-being of victims of these abuses and to ensure that the perpetrators are held to account.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Confidential documents have shown that the U.N.’s top human rights officials did not follow up for more than half a year on allegations collected by their own staffers, while French authorities pressed for more information. France opened a formal judicial inquiry just last month.Ban Ki-moon met Friday with Australia, Japan, Norway and Guatemala, who did not comment shortly afterward. Japan is the U.N.’s second-largest funder, contributing 10 percent of the world body’s regular budget. Australia also falls in the top dozen contributors.The United States, which did not attend, pays 22 percent of the U.N.’s regular budget. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power in a statement Friday said the external review into the child sexual abuse allegations is a chance “to learn what went wrong at every point in this process.” The foreign minister of Canada, another top contributor, issued a statement Thursday expressing outrage over the allegations.Few details have been announced about the external review, which will address both the specific allegations and wider issues related to how the U.N. responds to such sensitive claims. Ban’s spokesman has said a summary of the findings will be made public. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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