On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to start a slew of development projects in Solapur, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit the drought-affected Marathwada on Wednesday. Mr. Thackeray will distribute relief material and cattle fodder to farmers in Beed and Jalna districts and take stock of the relief work in the area. His visit is on the same day when Mr. Modi will be in western Maharashtra launching a number of projects. “Uddhavji is more focused on ensuring drought relief material reaches farmers. Therefore he will be paying a personal visit,” a Sena minister from the State Cabinet said. The Sena is also keen on presenting itself as deeply involved in drought relief work, and wants to concentrate on the Beed and Jalna Lok Sabha seats. The BJP and Sena, despite being allies, have been engaged in a war of words, with each party boasting of its ability to defeat the other in the election. Commenting on BJP president Amit Shah’s statement that the BJP would defeat whoever chose not to ally with it, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said on Tuesday, “We are capable of defeating whoever comes in our way.” Maharashtra is staring at one of the worst droughts in recent years, with only 43.68% water storage in all of the State’s dams in comparison to 61.71% last year. Marathawada is the worst affected, with only 15.14% water in its dams, compared to 55.09% in 2018.
November 27, 2019
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Happy birthday, King! Greetings pour in for LeBron James as he turns 34 NorthPort’s star guard averaged a league-best 21.0 points per game, ahead of reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo’s 20.6 ppg, while also averaging 3.03 three-pointers a game.Fajardo, meanwhile, is the league’s best rebounder with an average of 12.36, topping both the defensive and offensive categories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSan Miguel’s jovial giant, who is second in the statistical race for MVP, is the best under the offensive glass with 5.0 rebounds per game and also in the defensive end with 7.36 rebounds per game.Alaska’s dashing guard Chris Banchero was the best playmaker of the season with 5.8 assists per game LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Blackwater’s defensive-oriented center Poy Erram was the league’s shot blocker with an average of 1.93 blocks per game.NorthPort’s Swiss Army knife Sean Anthony led the league in steals averaging 2.0 per game.Kiefer Ravena, who was suspended midway through the season due to anti-doping sanctions, was the best-scoring rookie of his class.NLEX’s young star averaged 16.13 points per game while San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger was at second with 16.07 points per game.Standhardinger, though, was the best rebounder among rookies and the fourth-best overall in the league with 9.26.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Stanley Pringle boosted his bid for a first MVP plum as he became the PBA’s leading scorer for the 2017-18 season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
November 26, 2019
Rain played spoilsport on the opening day of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies as only 22 overs were bowled during which the visitors struck twice before play was called off, here today.India removed two West Indies batsmen — Leon Johnson and Dareen Bravo before rain forced an early lunch break and play could never resume after that.The hosts were 62 for two with Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Marlon Samuels (4) at the crease.The intermittent rain ended any chance of resumption of play even as the ground staff also struggled to keep the ground play ready.Play will start 30 minutes early tomorrow, with a maximum of 98 overs to be bowled.Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0-13) and Mohammed Shami (0-14) started off proceedings after the hosts elected to bat, half-an-hour past the scheduled time with the session timings adjusted accordingly.Under overcast conditions, the two pacers got enough purchase with the new ball and squared up both batsmen on more than a couple occasions from both ends. Kumar, in particular, continued from where he left off in St. Lucia.And he should have had his reward, but skipper Virat Kohli dropped Brathwaite (on 4) in the third over off Kumar, unable to latch on to the low one-handed catch at second slip.Shami, though, was a touch wayward and it allowed the batsmen to score off him at times. It necessitated bringing Ishant Sharma (1/7) into the attack, and he delivered off the very first ball.Johnson could not keep down a short delivery in the 12th over, and lobbed it up for Rohit Sharma to complete an easy catch at short-leg, diving forward.Spin was introduced in the 13th over then, and in his very second over, R Ashwin (1/22) slipped a beauty past Darren Bravo (10) and knocked back his off stump.Marlon Samuels (4 batting) then joined Brathwaite at the crease, and the two took the score past the 50-mark before rain came again, just 15 minutes before the scheduled lunch was to be taken.India lead the four—match series 2—0, after winning the first Test in Antigua by an innings and 92 runs, and the third Test in St. Lucia by 237 runs. The second Test in Jamaica was drawn. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Published on SHARE cricket Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger COMMENTS August 19, 2016
October 27, 2019
As we noted Sunday night, Kentucky head coach John Calipari was on-hand for the NBA All-Star Game in New York City, and he brought his daughter Erin along for the festivities. It looks like the younger Calipari might have been on her own the whole night, however.Coach Cal took to Twitter Monday morning, telling his followers that he’d accidentally forgotten to introduce Erin to former President of the United States Bill Clinton. She also mentioned Sunday night that she’d been photobombing her father all night.I felt so bad yesterday at the NBA All-Star Game. My daughter @TheErinCalipari and I both go down to see @billclinton. …— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015.@billclinton was so in to our team that when he started talking, I totally forgot @TheErinCalipari was standing there. LOL.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015.@TheErinCalipari finally nudged me and said, “Hi, I’m his daughter Erin.”— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015We’re not sure why Calipari admitted all of this, but it is fairly amusing. Luckily, his family is very supportive of his career, so he’s unlikely to get one of those work-life balance talks.
October 26, 2019
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan football star Chase Winovich might be hinting at his status for Saturday’s game against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.Winovich, the Wolverines’ star senior defender, was injured in last week’s victory and his status for this weekend’s rivalry game is up in the air.The standout Michigan pass rusher might be hinting at his availability for Saturday’s game on his Instagram Story, though.Check out what Winovich just posted on his account:Take this for what you will, but Chase Winovich has this in his Instagram story pic.twitter.com/SfHHW2UTfU— Maize n Brew (@MaizenBrew) November 24, 2018Of course, this is all speculative, but that doesn’t look like something a person would post if they’re not playing in the game.Michigan star quarterback Shea Patterson told reporters earlier in the week that he thought Winovich would play against Ohio State.“You’d have to kill him to take him out,” Patterson said. “I’m not sure on the progress yet, but he’s a tough guy.“I’ve talked to him. He says he’s feeling better. I’d assume he’d play but you never know the severity of it. Knowing him, I think he’ll play.”We’ll likely get a final update on Winovich come Saturday morning.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on FOX.
October 22, 2019
The highway gateway to Nova Scotia will be made smoother and safer as a result of three tender announcements by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tenders, for Highway 104 in Cumberland County are: repaving the westbound lanes from the River Phillip Bridge for 6.5 kilometres to west of the Exit 6 overpass at Oxford; repaving the eastbound lanes from west of Exit 6 at Oxford for four kilometres to Exit 6, including the off ramp; repaving the westbound lanes from east of Exit 5 for 2.8 kilometres west to Exit 5, including the westbound on and off ramps. All three projects are scheduled for completion this summer. “Highway 104 is part of the Trans-Canada Highway system and a vital link to the rest of Canada,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Angus MacIsaac. “Repaving these sections will ease the way for the safe passage of people and products to and from Nova Scotia.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
October 20, 2019
Guwahati: With the death of five more people, the toll in Assam floods rose to 64 on Sunday, even as water showed receding trends in some areas of the state.Eighteen of the state’s 33 districts still remain submerged, affecting 38.37 lakh people. Of the five fresh deaths, two were reported from Morigaon district and one each from Dhemaji, Goalpara and Kamrup districts, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Flood water, however, receded in five districts and the displaced people returned to their kuchcha houses to find most of their dwellings swept away by torrential rains. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The flood water continued to submerge 2,669 villages, 1.35 lakh hectare of crop lands and a portion of Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat district, the ASDMA bulletin said. The death toll of animals at the Kaziranga National Park is 141, he said. Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and Dhubri district, Jia Bharali at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur district and Kopili at Dharamtul in Nagaon district, the bulletin said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOver 1,15,389 displaced people are still in 829 relief camps and relief distribution centres set up by the district administrations. Meanwhile, the Army provided medical and veterinary aid to the marooned people in the state, with a unit of its Red Horns Division along with others agencies organising a veterinary and medical camp at a village in Nalbari district, defence sources said. The 9th Battalion of the JAT Regiment also conducted a free health camp in Barpeta, where over 3,000 people and nearly 800 livestock were treated. The flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Cachar, the ASDMA said.
October 17, 2019
VANCOUVER — New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress.Benjamin Lecorps, a PhD student in the animal welfare program, says the study has implications for animal welfare and suggests some commonalities between the human and animal worlds.Lecorps’s study, published last month in Scientific Reports, tested how calves that had previously been identified as fearful, sociable, pessimistic or optimistic reacted under stressful situations like being transported from one barn to another.He says the more pessimistic calves were more vocal and had higher eye temperatures, which are signs of stress.Lecorps says while optimism has been studied as a major predictor of how well humans cope with stressors — with implications for their social lives and mental health — few studies have focused on pessimism and optimism in other species.He says personality traits have often been studied as an average across a species or herd, but it’s important to look at individuals when considering animal welfare because some calves will be more vulnerable to challenges than others.The Canadian Press
October 16, 2019
Penny Marshall, star of Laverne & Shirley, film producer and television director, is taking a stand against Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan after discovering that experimenters named a dog after her character Laverne only to perform painful heart experiments on her involving cutting the dogs chest open and forcing it to run on a treadmill.“I still remember the episode on the hit TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley in which my character, Laverne, and her friend Shirley handcuffed themselves to a dog destined for euthanasia at the pound in an effort to save his life,” wrote Penny. “The dog was ultimately spared and found a loving home at the end of the episode.“Tragically, a dog given my character’s name – as well as many others like her – met the opposite fate in horrific heart failure experiments at Wayne State University. I am writing to urge you to immediately end these cruel, unnecessary experiments and instead focus on human-relevant research. Two decades of these experiments – which have not translated into benefits for Americans suffering from heart disease – is quite high.“Researchers have gained far greater insight into the causes of heart failure from epidemiological studies such as the Framingham Study and the Methodist study. In addition, human-relevant basic science studies and human clinical trials offer reliable information about this problem and other cardiac disorders.”To find out more information on how you can help, click here.
October 13, 2019
BALTIMORE – Under Armour will cut about 400 jobs, part of a restructuring that the sports gear maker announced earlier this year.The Baltimore company actually began a streamlining last year after explosive sales growth tailed off. That cooling was experienced by Nike as well, with active lifestyle brands like Lululemon luring more consumer dollars while those selling gear for organized sports lost some momentum.The 400 jobs amount to about 3 per cent of the people that Under Armour employs globally. The most recent round of cuts will be completed by the end of March, the company said Thursday.Under Armour now anticipates restructuring-related charges this year of between about $200 million and $220 million. It previously projected restructuring charges between $190 million to $210 million.Excluding those costs, Under Armour Inc. expects full-year profits of between 16 and 19 cents per share. Its prior outlook was for 14 to 19 cents per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expect earnings of 16 cents per share.Shares jumped almost 4 per cent at the opening bell.
October 6, 2019
“Denmark supports a UN takeover of the peacekeeping mission in Sudan,” said Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, adding that the Government would “positively consider a military contribution if the UN requests so.” Darfur has been the scene of numerous atrocities, including the killing of scores of thousands of civilians amid fighting between the Government, pro-Government militias, and rebels that has forced millions to flee their homes. A peace agreement was struck in May, and a joint UN-AU team is currently holding talks aimed at preparing for a transition from the overstretched AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to a UN force.Asked about the status of that team, the Secretary-General said its work is continuing. “I hope the Government will agree to cooperate and support the force, because we are really going there to help the Government and to help the people of Sudan,” he said. “In the meantime, we are approaching governments informally but we will firm up that request once we have the agreement from the Sudanese Government and the Security Council has adopted the resolution authorizing a peacekeeping force in Darfur.” Mr. Annan voiced appreciation for Denmark’s support for the UN and for countries in the developing world, especially in Africa. “There is quite a bit of assistance one can give, but I was also happy to notice in my discussion with the Prime Minister that the Danish assistance to Africa is not limited only to Darfur; they are working in other countries as well and this is extremely welcome,” he said.On the question of human rights and the fight against terrorism, the Secretary-General said it was his strong view that there had been a “rather disturbing development” where civil liberties are being undermined in the name of combating the scourge. “Sometimes all governments have to do is paint the ‘t-word’ on somebody to lock him away without due process,” he noted.“These kinds of approaches really undermine human rights and civil liberty and give the terrorists a victory they cannot win on their own,” he stressed. “When you look at situations where you have these sorts of conflicts or terrorist activities and others, often it is because human rights have been undermined, there is no rule of law and you have the sort of disruptions that we all believe should not happen.” Concerning the Middle East, Mr. Annan said his contacts with leaders in the region indicated room for an easing of tensions. “In my own discussions with the Prime Minister of Israel and also with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, I have urged for restraint, and President Abbas has indicated he has advised the Palestinian side to stop sending Katushyas. The Prime Minister has also told me that they would also prefer not to use their missiles, so I would hope the two leaders will find their way of bringing the violence in the region down.”He added that the Palestinians “should also find a way of agreeing on a common agenda for the future towards the relation with Israel, towards the peace process and towards the recognition of Israel.”
October 4, 2019
Canadian dollar down, greenback rises in wake of strong U.S. employment data TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday as the greenback appreciated in the wake of data showing stronger than expected U.S. jobs data.The loonie was down 0.16 of a cent to 91.07 cents US as the U.S. Labor Department reported that the American economy cranked out 288,000 jobs in April.Economists had expected growth of around 200,000. Also, the jobless rate fell from 6.7 per cent to 6.3 per cent, the lowest level since September 2008.The news wasn’t all good: the labour force participation rate fell to just 62.8 per cent in April from 63.2 per cent in March.Canadian jobs data for April will be released next Friday.The U.S. jobs data was released in the wake of other recent economic reports that have pointed to faster economic growth after a dismal start to the year, slowed by a brutal winter.Consumers are ramping up spending, businesses are ordering more goods and manufacturers are expanding. The strengthening numbers show that severe weather in January and February were largely to blame for the economy’s scant growth at the start of the year.The economy barely expanded from January through March, eking out an annual growth rate of just 0.1 per cent, down from a 2.6 per cent rate in the final three months of 2013.Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has called a June 12 election instead of waiting to see her minority Liberal government defeated in a confidence vote on its budget. Earlier Friday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said her party would vote against the budget handed down Thursday by the minority Liberal government. The Liberals’ budget said the province would rack up a deficit of $12.5 billion this year, up from $11.3 billion last year.Horwath said the Liberals haven’t kept the promises they made to the NDP in last year’s budget, so she can’t trust them to keep the 70 new promises made in this year’s spending plan.On the commodity markets, June bullion climbed $19.50 to US$1,302.90 an ounce.June crude in New York gained 34 cents to US$99.76 a barrel, while July copper was up five cents to US$3.07 a pound. Canadian dollar coins, or Loonies, are displayed on a map of North America January 9, 2014 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2014 9:52 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
October 2, 2019
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Motor Codes, the automotive industry’s provider of OFT-approved codes of practice, has proven that it provides a strong support mechanism to its staff, as well as to motorists, with the award of Investors in People status.An audit in March this year pointed to a culture of dedication to learning and development, an open, engaging and empowering staff environment, with high levels of commitment to the overall aims of Motor Codes.Managing Director of Motor Codes, Chris Mason, sees the Investors in People Award as an important measure of the self-regulatory body’s establishment on the consumer landscape, “The underlying reason for the effectiveness of Motor Codes as a business and consumer support mechanism is its personal touch, particularly where our business and consumer advice line service is concerned.“What’s most encouraging is that the auditors picked up on the keenness to adapt to the changing needs of the market-place. We’ve shown ourselves to be forward-thinking and this is a welcome independent recognition of the team’s desire to aim high, both where our committed, subscribing garages are concerned and in relation to consumer experience levels.”The Investors in People award follows further external recognition of the work undertaken by Motor Codes, with the Office of Fair Trading granting its Service and Repair Code full Consumer Codes Approval status in November last year.Information on Motor Codes, its OFT-approved codes of practice and its nationwide network of 6,800 garages can be found at www.motorcodes.co.uk.
September 25, 2019
The huge sums being paid out are deeply embarrassing for Scotland Yard at a time when bosses have complained… Almost 50 police officers guarding the Queen and other members of the Royal family took home £100,000-plus salaries in one year after bringing a claim against Scotland Yard. The latest Metropolitan Police accounts show 47 officers smashed through the £100,000 barrier in 2016/2017 as a result. The officers are tasked with guarding senior members of the Royal family as well as the prime minister and other politicians. The officers – all members of the Royalty and Specialist Protection (RaSP) unit – were given huge one-off payments after winning a dispute over their ‘special escort’ allowance.
September 25, 2019
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSchool cleaners not letting up, vow to continue protests until concerns addressedAugust 11, 2017In “latest news”School cleaners protest salary cut for July/August holidaysAugust 9, 2017In “latest news”New Diamond/Grove Primary School cleaners not paid for 3 monthsNovember 15, 2018In “latest news” Under the torch of the sun, cleaners swarmed the Education Ministry on Brickdam, Georgetown, as they stood in unison protesting meager salaries and no payment for over a fortnight’s worth of labour.“No money, no wuk!” “No one week pay, no two week pay!” “No lil bit money!” “September month, school gun dutty!” they chanted.cleaners protesting on TuesdayOne sweeper lamented that their foremost concern is how they can continue to survive and send their children to school in September while maintaining their families on low salaries.“We are picketing because of our salary… we want our full salary. We used to work eight hours and before school close they told us that how we gun work six hours, so right now we are at home. We worked for two weeks in July month. This month hay suh we suppose to work one week. When we push in our card (bank card) some people get $2000 and some people get $5000. Some people get none at all and that is not fair!” a protester said.Another janitor, who is stationed at South Ruimveldt Park Primary School, relayed that they were served no notice to the effect that their salaries or time had been cut.“It is unfair to us that we work full eight hours, now two weeks we work in July, one week in August, and I haven’t received my salary. I don’t know how I’m gonna go back to work and how my child will go to school. It is hard, so we asking the President to look into this matter. To help us, cause most of us are single parents and it ain’t easy, it very very hard,” she bemoaned.The janitors in collective action expressed their intention to be resilient in their fight against unfavourable treatment and will continue to seek redress until justice is served.“We ain’t giving up until we get some kind ah justice or something, ‘cause remember, we get we children to send to school,” Vanessa Braithwaite said.Meanwhile, second Vice President of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Dawn Gardener stood in unison with the protestors at the scene and expressed her disappointment as to why the issue has not yet been addressed.“Our expectations are that by now it would’ve been addressed, but unfortunately it has not been addressed, so we’re wondering why,” she said.Following demonstration exercises held at the Ministry of the Presidency, the Finance Ministry and the Education Ministry’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, this publication reported that with no response forthcoming from Government in regard to their plight, school cleaners had taken to the streets to protest what they described as “inhumane treatment” from the authorities, while demanding that their voices be heard.This publication was told that following the first protest, representatives from the Union and Government met briefly. However, no major decision has been taken on the issue.First Vice President of the Guyana Public Service Union, Mortimer Livan, had declared that the demonstrations will continue until they receive a favourable response while stressing that the situation is developing further into an economic disaster for the workers and their families, many of whom are sole breadwinners of their households.
September 22, 2019
LEADING CATHOLIC BISHOPS from 11 countries, including Ireland, have urged the leaders of the G8 nations to use their meeting this month to clamp down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations.The leaders of the eight countries – the UK, the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan – are meeting in Fermanagh in two weeks’ time, with aggressive tax avoidance and tax evasion likely to feature high on the agenda.In a letter to the eight leaders, the leading bishops from Ireland and the participant nations said the Catechism of the Catholic Church determined that individuals were morally obliged to pay taxes and to submit to authority.“It is a moral obligation for citizens to pay their fair share of taxes for the common good,” they wrote, arguing that the same logic applied to corporate bodies.States had an obligation to provide “a reasonable and fair application of taxes” with “precision and integrity in administering and distributing public resources,” they said.The bishops also wrote that international trade rules must “serve the universal common good of the whole human family and the special needs of the most vulnerable nations”.“It is counterproductive to provide agricultural development assistance on the one hand and then to use unfair agricultural trade policies that harm the agricultural economics of poorer nations on the other,” they wrote.“We pray that your meeting will be blessed by a spirit of collaboration that enables you to take steps to improve nutrition, reduce hunger and poverty, and strengthen just tax, trade and transparency policies for the common good of all.”The letter is signed by the leaders of the bishops’ conferences of Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States and the European Union.Read: More than 200 groups tell G8: Here’s how to fight world hungerMore: 900 Gardaí to help keep the peace at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh
September 19, 2019
By Mustapha JallowForoyaa has learnt of the arrest and detention of two members of the Gambia Armed Forces, Lamin Badjie and Lamin Sambou both Staff Sergeants of the Gambia Armed Forces. They were arrested and detained by Military Police, since March 2017. This is beyond the 72 hours deadline which requires the authorities to either release the detainee or take him/her to court.A highly placed military source disclosed to this paper that SSgt. Badjie was also part of the Darfur contingent but was later dropped and arrested and he is currently held at the Guards Battalion in Fajara Barracks, where the two warrant officers are detained. The source added that SSgt. Sambou is also detained at Yundum Barracks alongside with SSgt Omar aka ‘Oya’ Jallow.The source however, could not establish the reason (s) behind the detention of the said soldiers who are yet to be charged.When contacted, GAF spokesperson, Lt. Col. Omar B. Bojang, promised to get back to Foroyaa, adding that he would also provide the full list of soldiers who are currently under their custody.GAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Omar B. Bojang confirmed the mass arrest and detention of the soldiers, and added that the army and other sister security forces are still conducting investigation. He further said that investigations have been almost finalized, and their cases have been mentioned at the Banjul magistrates’ court which forwarded the cases to the high court.
September 15, 2019
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A teenaged pedestrian was rushed to the hospital after a vehicle struck him in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene along Northwest 79th Street and 27th Avenue, Wednesday.Miami-Dade Police said the teen was walking in the area when he was hit by an SUV.The teen was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with facial injuries.The driver of the SUV stayed on the scene to speak with authorities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 15, 2019
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A tractor-trailer caught fire near Miami Executive Airport in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the blaze near Southwest 136th Street and 137th Avenue, Sunday afternoon.Video sent in by a 7News showed the flames coming out from the passenger side of the cab, which was parked next to two other trucks.Crews worked fast to douse the flames before they spread further.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: email@example.com.