NAGPUR: The Chhattisgarh police claimed to have gunned down a Maoist during an encounter in Bijapur district in south Chhattisgarh on Sunday.“A police team led by police inspector Lakshman Kewat of Bhairamgarh (police station) set out at around 4 a.m. today based on some local inputs that a group of 10 to 15 Maoists is camping near the hills and forest around Surakheda village. At around 8.30 a.m., an exchange of fire took place near Surakheda village when the Maoists were crossing the area,” Mr.P. Sundar Raj the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Dantewada range said in a statement.After the firing stopped, the body of one uniformed Maoist was recovered along with guns, a tiffin bomb, wires and detonators. The deceased was identified as Maoist leader Ratan Majji alias Hemla Ratan.
With Punjab facing the flood fury, the Amarinder Singh government has decided to canalise all rivers in the State, taking technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. The Chief Minister, who on Thursday conducted an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by floods in Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) and Jalandhar areas, announced a project to realign river streams and courses, besides strengthening and widening of river embankments for a permanent solution to the problem of floods.In Sarupwal of Sultanpur Lodhi, where the overflowing Sutlej led to a breach in the embankment, affecting 62 villages, the Chief Minister promised due compensation to the affected farmers as soon as the water receded and a special ‘girdawari’ (crop loss assessment) was completed.He also announced dedicated relief teams in the affected areas. Each team will comprise officials from the health, civil supplies and animal husbandry departments and ensure regular and timely supply of food, medicines and fodder.CM inspects breachCapt. Amarinder also inspected the breach at Gidderpindi in Jalandhar, resulting from the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam. For the first time, the Bhakra, which is normally filled to its permissible storage level of 1,680 feet by September, was overflowing in August, he said. The Chief Minister told reporters that even if the central government fails to extend support, the State would ensure full support to every person affected by the floods. Letter to PM The Chief Minister had written to the Prime Minister on Tuesday, seeking a special flood relief package for the State.Meanwhile, Capt. Amarinder was briefed about the current situation arising out of the Satluj breach by the Deputy Commissioners of Jalandhar and Kapurthala. They informed him that more than 18,000 packets of dry ration besides water bottles were airdropped on Wednesday in all the affected villages with the help from Army and NDRF. Another 5,000 food packets and water would be distributed on Thursday. (With PTI inputs)
MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Calvin Abueva is set to enter his first full season with Phoenix and he vowed to do everything in his power to help carry the team in the New Year.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue A piece of shrapnel behind Bubba Watson’s tears at the Ryder Cup SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It was the first time [since the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup] that this team entered the playoffs and we know we can return to that stage because we now have the experience that we can bring to the court,” said Abueva in Filipino after the team’s practice Friday at Upper Deck.“I’m still relatively new to the team so I’m just really motivated to help my teammates in any way,” added Abueva.The Beast, who’s a one-time champion with Alaska, is confident the Fuel Masters can make some noise in the Philippine Cup especially with the addition of four-time champion Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo.Mallari was part of the San Mig Coffee team that won the 2014 Grand Slam and Marcelo was part of Ginebra’s title-winning roster in the 2016 Governors’ Cup.“Right now we’re getting ourselves in top condition and we’re fixing what needs to be fixed for the coming season,” said Abueva. “We also have new additions to the team and we’ll do whatever we can to help them get comfortable for the All-Filipino conference.”ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix was subpar during the first two conferences, failing to enter the playoffs of the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups but Abueva’s arrival to the team via trade with Alaska immediately changed the Fuel Masters’ caliber.Abueva was stellar for the Fuel Masters in the Govenors’ Cup, putting up 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.3 blocks to help lead the team to an 8-3 record, its best finish in franchise history, for the second seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe Fuel Masters, however, faltered in the playoffs losing to Meralco in two games in the quarterfinals.Abueva said the loss was a valuable lesson for them and the experience alone would help them in the upcoming 2019 Philippine Cup. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Rohan BopannaIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia entered the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight-set victory.The sixth seeds beat A Medina Garrigues of Spain and South Africa’s Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and five minutes on Sunday night to advance to the last eight.Bopanna will come face to face with compatriot Sania Mirza and her teammate Bruno Soares of Brazil – the top seeds in the tournament.Another Indian, Leander Paes, is also in the quarterfinal mix. Paes along with his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, the third seeds, will take on unseeded American-Mexican team of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the other half of the draw.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atpATP Paris MastersDenis ShapovalovParis Masters First Published: November 2, 2019, 1:48 PM IST Paris: India’s top doubles player Rohan Bopanna, along with his partner Denis Shapovalov of Canada, suffered a narrow defeat against Russian duo of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublov in the quarter-finals to crash out of the Paris Masters here.The Indo-Canadian duo fought hard for over 80 minutes before losing 5-7, 7-6, 8-10 against the Russian pair to bow out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Bopanna and Shapovalov produced 10 aces but they also committed three double faults during the match.The Indo-Canadian pair saved four out of seven breakpoints and converted both the chances that came their way.Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the American Manuel Gonzalez and Argentine’s Austin Krajicek in the pre-quarterfinals.The Russian pair will now take on the Slovakian-Croatian combination of Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig in the semifinal.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes touched down in Christchurch on Wednesday but declined to comment on his availability to play for New Zealand side Canterbury.New Zealand-born Stokes was omitted from England’s Ashes squad and remains suspended after being arrested in September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.Stokes has been told he will not be selected while police conclude their investigation into the incident but his trip to New Zealand has fanned speculation he may be parachuted into the England team midway through the Ashes.Australia hold a 1-0 lead in the five-Test Ashes after beating England in the opener in Brisbane on Monday. The second Test starts in Adelaide on Saturday.Stokes was greeted by his parents at Christchurch airport and batted away questions from a media throng about the police investigation and his possible plans to turn out for Canterbury, who confirmed their interest in signing the player on a short-term deal on Tuesday.”Just looking forward to seeing mum and dad,” he told reporters. “Just catch up with everyone I haven’t seen in a long time.”(AP Photo)England has distanced itself from Stokes’s return to the country of his birth, with the cricket board saying it was a “private” trip to see his parents and organised outside of its auspices.Canterbury play Otago Volts in Rangiora, a small town north of Christchurch, on Sunday in the first round of New Zealand’s domestic one-day cricket competition.Canterbury coach Gary Stead told Australian radio the province’s board would meet to discuss Stokes on Wednesday but there was no guarantee the 26-year-old would play.advertisement”Ultimately, if our board says ‘no’, it won’t happen,” he told RSN927.”But if we agree to it then we’re hopeful New Zealand Cricket (will) and it sounds like the ECB (England and Wales cricket board) have given an (no objection certificate) already.”From my point of view I think if you get someone like that then let’s do it.”We’re acutely aware that if this does get across the line there is something else obviously hanging over his head — and that could happen at any stage.”There’s no time period or time frame on that for us.”New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, who has been preparing his team for the home series against West Indies, welcomed the prospect of Stokes turning out for Canterbury.”From a cricket point of view he’s a world class player and would add a lot of talent to the competition,” he told local media.”If it improves the standard of the competition, which I’m sure it will, then great.”
The ICC has rated the MCG pitch used for the third India vs Australia Test as “average”, very similar rating to the Perth Stadium track for the second Test.According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald,”The Melbourne Cricket Club’s bid to hold on to the Boxing Day Test has been boosted after the MCG was given an average rating by the International Cricket Council following India’s 137-run win.As per reports, the ICC confirmed the rating on Tuesday, a marked improvement from the three demerit points that they earned after last year’s drawn Ashes Test.A rating of average means that the ground does not get demerit points from ICC.Under ICC rules, a venue loses international status if it tallies five demerit points over a rolling five-year period.The MCG track came under scanner after it took India nearly two days to post 443 runs even premier batsman Cheteshwar Pujara attributed their sedate batting to the nature of the track.However when India bowled during the last three days, the track seemed to have come back to life with Indian pacers accounting for 15 of the 20 Australian wickets.According to the newspaper, “Despite this rating, the MCG pitches will undergo a major revamp under curator Matt Page. He had worked diligently to improve the sand base and add moisture after the Ashes debacle but the venue is about to invest in up to four new pitches and greater technology.”The current pitches are about 15 years old but will continue to be used next season. It will take about three years for the new pitches to be grown.advertisementThe MCG rating comes after the new Perth stadium was also given an average rating, which surprised many, including Australian coach Justin Langer, who thought it deserved a higher ranking.Also Read | How Virat Kohli makes newcomers comfortable in the Indian dressing roomAlso Read | Justin Langer slams Smith-Bancroft interviews: That was just another distractionAlso Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019Also Read | Drop Aaron Finch and open with Usman Khawaja: Pointing’s advice for rattled Australia
This week an Alabama writer re-created Alabama’s two-deep with recruiting stars. After a prompt from friend of the blog Tyler Beets, I thought it would be fun to do the same with OSU. I’m guessing it’s going to look a lot different than Bama’s!@pistolsguy @TheOkiePokie can you have someone to a comparison to okstate? https://t.co/l9yLSgCQBw— Tyler Beets (@TylerBeets1) August 30, 2016So here is OSU’s two-deep using 247 recruiting rankings. Here’s a look at the two-deep without recruiting if you want to look at it.OffenseLeft Tackle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Left Guard⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Center⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️OR⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Right Guard⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Right Tackle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The only four-star on OSU’s offensive line is (maybe a second-string guy at center). That’s pretty crazy.Wide Receiver⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Wide Receiver⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Wide Receiver⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Wide Receiver⭐️⭐️⭐️N/AAustin Hays had no stars coming out of HS. Everybody else was a three-star according to 247.Cowboy Back⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Running Back⭐️⭐️⭐️OR⭐️⭐️⭐️OR⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️OR⭐️⭐️⭐️OR⭐️⭐️The running back situation is hilarious. Barry J. was the only four-star in HS. Jeff Carr was a two-star!Quarterback⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️N/ANot great when your backup has no recruiting profile.DefenseDefensive End⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Defensive Tackle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Defensive Tackle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Defensive End⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The four-stars at DT make me swoon. My goodness! Bama-like!SLB⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️MLB⭐️⭐️⭐️WLB⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Cornerback⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Strong Safety⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Free Safety⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Cornerback⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Pipkins was the two-star CB and Moncrief was the four-star safety. Ultimately, as we all know having lived through a decade of Mike Gundy, stars don’t always matter when building a football team (especially on offense). But we did learn last November that you need horses to close a Big 12 title, and it does seem like OSU has more than usual on this year’s team.CBS Sports has 7 Cowboys listed as projected draft picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. That is by far the most for OSU in the last 5 yrs. #okstate— Dave Hunziker (@Gopokesvoice) August 30, 2016 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!
JODHPUR: World fame dancer Queen Harish and three other folk artists were killed and five others injured in a road accident near Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Sunday morning. The accident was reported near Kaparda village on a highway in Jodhpur when the victims were on their way towards Ajmer from Jaisalmer in an SUV. “Their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck which left Harish, Ravindra, Bhikhe Khan and Latif Khan dead. Five others were injured in the mishap,” Sitaram Khoja, SHO of Bilara police station said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistTheir family members have arrived. Primary investigation reveals that Harish along with his team of folk artists were travelling in connection with an event, the SHO added. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has condoled the deaths of the artists. “The death of four persons including the famous artist Queen Harish in a road accident in Jodhpur is very sad. Dedicated to the folk art and culture of Rajasthan, Harish gave a new identity to Jaisalmer with his different dance style. His death is a big loss to the field of folk art,” Gehlot said. A native of Jaisalmer, Harish Kumar was popularly known as Queen Harish and his shows comprising of various folk dance forms like Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Chang, Bhawai, Chari among others were very popular. He had gained worldwide fame for his folk dance skills.
Ricky Gervais has given his support to the Sunday Express Care With Kindness campaign.The actor, who plays the title role in Derek – a sitcom set in a care home – has a special bond with care givers.“Many of my family are care workers and I know only full well what a tough, challenging, essential and rewarding job it can be,” he said. “It’s so great when such a strong influential voice as the Sunday Express gets behind a universal yet often forgotten issue. If we are lucky, we are all going to be old and I think we need to start treating people how we will want to be treated in their position.“Awareness is everything and kindness is magic.”To find out more about the Sunday Express Care With Kindness crusade, click here.
DAKAR – In his first trip to West Africa, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi chose Senegal as to reaffirm Egypt’s growing interest in Sub-Saharan Africa.On Wednesday night, Fahmi met with President Macky Sall in Senegalese capital Dakar.In a brief press statement, the presidency said the top diplomat had brought a message from Egypt’s interim administration praising Sall’s “efforts to promote peace and stability in Africa.” In a press statement, the Egyptian embassy said that Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister Mankeur Ndiaye had commended the two countries’ relationship and had called for bolstering trade exchanges.According to the statement, Ndiaye stressed his country’s “commitment to help Egypt complete its political transition.”Observers believe the assertions signal a change in Senegal’s official position regarding recent events in Egypt.In mid-August, Senegal publicly condemned political violence in Egypt and called for the release of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.At the time, Ndiaye had called on the Egyptian army “to stop violence, release president Morsi and let the country return to its constitutional order.”A group of activists calling themselves “the Islamic Gathering in Senegal,” meanwhile, delivered a letter of protest to the Egyptian ambassador in Senegal.Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the powerful military establishment on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.Following Morsi’s ouster, the African Union suspended Egypt’s membership in the pan-African body.-Rebuild cloutFahmi told reporters that, after Egypt’s “corrective revolution” on June 30, his government wanted to reestablish the country’s leading regional and international role.“We’re aware that Egypt needs Africa, as Africa needs Egypt,” he said.“We can’t ignore Africa,” Fahmi added. “I’m happy that the Senegalese authorities have been receptive to our message.”“The Egyptian people’s message after the June 30 revolution has been well received by the governments and peoples of our African brothers,” the minister said.He also underlined the importance of promoting bilateral cooperation in all fields, including education and infrastructure.The foreign minister went on to call on Egyptian companies to support development projects in Senegal.Fahmi also stressed that Egypt’s transitional roadmap was on track, adding that a popular referendum would soon be held on a new Egyptian constitution, which is currently being drafted.Following Morsi’s ouster, the military unveiled a roadmap calling for the amendment of Egypt’s 2012 constitution to eventually be followed by parliamentary and presidential elections.
18 April 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed shock and regret at the assassination of Mayor Iccho Itoh of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, describing him as a “champion of peace” for his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. “As Mayor of the second city that had been destroyed by atomic weapons in 1945, Mayor Itoh was a champion of peace for a world where nuclear war would never happen again,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. “He was a leader in the international campaign of more than 1,600 Mayors for Peace, calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons by the year 2020. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to his family and friends, to the citizens of Nagasaki and Japan, to the many who work for a world without nuclear weapons.”
Both Sri Lanka and Southern India are divided by a narrow strip of sea. He said Sri Lankan is concerned over impact a nuclear disaster in one of the plants located in southern India could have on Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has raised concerns over nuclear power plants located in South India.The minister of power and energy Champika Ranawaka told reporters that the issue will be raised at the next International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confab scheduled for September. In the event of a nuclear disaster in India the Sri Lankan authorities feel the northern town of Mannar will be the hardest hit.Ranawaka said that his ministry is currently conducting a survey of the coast of Mannar as well as Jaffna also in the north to identify the areas to conduct radiation tests.Sri Lanka wants to be prepared for a nuclear disaster following the incidents in Japan last year where a nuclear plant was damaged as a result of an earthquake. Ranawaka told reporters that his ministry has already raised the issue with India and called for talks on reaching a disaster mitigating process in the event of a disaster in one of the nuclear plants on the South Indian coast.He said that Sri Lanka is seeking an agreement with India on nuclear disaster management and the Indians have responded positively.
“The loss of talent and human potential caused by hunger and malnutrition is probably the most serious long-term threat facing the economic and social development of our countries,” World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Philip Clarke told an Andean region ministerial meeting yesterday. Overall 20 per cent of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition – 27 per cent in Bolivia, 26 per cent in Ecuador, 25 per cent in Peru and 14 per cent in Colombia – according to a report on hunger and inequality presented to the meeting in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito by WFP and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The problem is especially acute among indigenous and rural peoples in the Andean region, with nearly half of all indigenous-speaking minors suffering malnutrition. Yet Latin America as a whole is a continent rich in food. Its 24 countries totalling 530 million people produced enough food in 2002 to feed 1.8 billion people. Hunger is thus directly related to inequality and access to food. The problem is compounded in the Andean countries by geographical and cultural barriers such as the ineffectiveness of certain food policies. “How many scientists, how many engineers, how many Nobel prize laureates, businessmen, sportsmen and political thinkers have been lost because of this scourge?” Mr. Clarke asked in his inaugural address. “This is the generation that could put an end to hunger in America, to illiteracy, extreme suffering, deficiencies in health services, by assuring basic necessities to every person in our countries,” he stressed. “It can be achieved. It is possible economically and it is possible technically, but we must redouble our efforts to ensure that millions of poor and hungry climb on to the train of growing prosperity in our region.”
The four men are accused of “corruptly influencing witnesses before the ICC and presenting evidence that they knew to be false or forged,” according to a news release from The Hague-based Court. It is alleged that the suspects were part of a network for the purposes of presenting false or forged documents and bribing certain persons to give false testimony in the case against Mr. Bemba, whose trial started in November 2010.The four men, arrested today and yesterday following a warrant issued on 20 November by Judge Cuno Tarfusser, include Mr. Bemba’s Lead Counsel Aimé Kilolo Musamba taken into custody by Belgian authorities, and Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, a member of Mr Bemba’s defence team and case manager, who was arrested in the Netherlands.The two other men are Fidèle Babala Wandu, a member of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Parliament and Deputy Secretary General of the Mouvement pour la Libération du Congo – who was taken into custody in the DRC – and Narcisse Arido, a Defence witness, who was arrested by French authorities.“On behalf of the Court, the Registrar of the ICC, Herman von Hebel, expressed his gratitude to the States’ authorities for their cooperation,” the ICC said, adding that these are the first arrests made in relation to such charges before the Court.Mr. Bemba is the alleged President and Commander-in-Chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo being tried for two counts of crimes against humanity (rape and murder) and three counts of war crimes (rape, murder and pillaging) allegedly committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The Security Council, the ICC Prosecutor or a State Party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute.
As International Mining finalises October articles on both conveying and comminution comes news that the process of integrating Continental Crushing & Conveying into Joy Mining will begin immediately. Mike Sutherlin, President and CEO of Joy Global: “We have always intended that crushers and conveyors would become seamless extensions of our P&H and Joy Mining product lines, and therefore sold and supported just as any other product in these divisions. This integration will accelerate our progress in having Joy Mining and P&H Mining Equipment be the face to the customer for crushing and conveying systems.” P&H will become the exclusive dealer for all surface mining and industrial applications which includes the management of current Continental above-ground distributors.Ted Doheny, President of Joy Mining Machinery, will be responsible for all aspects of the crushing and conveying business. He said, “This integration is a critical step in the long-term achievement and financial contribution of the crushing and conveying products, and is crucial to Joy Global’s success as a full systems supplier.”
← Previous Story Sigurdsson announces squad for EHF EURO 2018 Qual. start Next Story → Veszprem’s tough win over Nexe Ina Suslina Russian goalkeeper from ZRK Vardar Skopje, Ina Suslina will miss rest of the matches at Preliminary Round of the Women’s EHF Champions League. The experienced goalie had meniscus surgery on right knee and won’t be able to help her team-mates in the next six to eight weeks.ZRK Vardar Skopje began season with a win and draw at home against Leipzig and FTC.
As well as the adjustment of pay for Ireland’s 292,000 public workers, the proposals seek further flexibility from workers on redeployment, performance management, work-sharing arrangements and workforce restructuring;The original proposals to extend the working week to a minimum of 37 hours (and to 39 hours, for those who already work over 35) remain in place, though individual sectors have been granted concessions as to when the extended hours will be introduced;Increment freezes will also remain, though at a slightly lesser scale than in the original ‘Croke Park 2′ deal: those under €35,000 will have a three-month freeze, those over €35,000 and under €65,000 will have two three-month freezes, and those above €65,000 will have two six-month freezes;Twilight payments are being scrapped;Sunday premia will be retained, though management will now try to reduce the overall number of staff rostered on Sundays; hospital workers will be asked to make an extra effort to concentrate care provision from Monday to Saturday;Overtime will be paid at time-and-a-half for workers under €35,000 and time-and-a-quarter for those over €35,000; those already working over 39 hours a week will be asked to work one hour a week, unpaid, until the end of next March;Pay cuts for workers above €65,000 will remain as proposed in the original deal – sliding from 5.5 per cent to 10 per cent for those over €185,000. These will be temporary, however, with half of the cuts reversed in March 2017 and the remainder in January 2018.The pensions for former public workers will be cut in line with those of current workers – so those earning over €32,500 will face a reduction.Staff in the defence forces will lose some allowances, such as the Border Duty Allowance.Gardaí will work three extra days a year for the next three years – split into one day of overtime, one extra 10-hour day, and ten extra hours at other times of the year. Voluntary overtime will go from 1.5x the usual rate to 1.25x that rate. Garda organisation, deployment and overall pay will be reviewed.In the civil and public service, flexitime arrangements will be ‘red circled’ – existing staff with flexitime arrangements will be allowed to keep them, but they won’t be available to new staff above Assistant Principal Officer grade;Teachers will lose their supervision allowance – worth €1,592 a year – but will have the equivalent amount added to their pay by 2018, with €796 added their pay in 2016-17, and a further €796 every year from 2017-18 onwards. Salaries for newly-qualified teachers who joined the profession in the last two years will also be nudged upwards;In the health sector, newly-appointed consultants will not be faced with the pay cuts that are being applied to other workers over €65,000, in recognition of the particular cuts they have already faced in proportion to their peers. The working time directive, limiting the working week of junior doctors to a maximum of 48 hours, will be implemented by the end of 2014. Some tasks usually performed by junior doctors may be transferred to nurses.Read: INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal THE FULL TEXT of the revised public sector pay deal has been published this afternoon.The ‘Haddington Road Agreement’ – the proposed successor to the Croke Park Deal – includes a series of appendices to govern pay for individual sectors, including prison workers, teachers, health workers, Gardaí and the Defence Forces.The terms of the agreement are to reduce the public pay bill by €1 billion by 2015, though it does not include any specific guarantee that the pay bill for 2013 will be reduced by €300 million as the government had wished.The full agreement can be read here, but here’s a quick guide to what’s in the proposals:
Teenager who named her brother’s sex abuse victims online jailed Sophie Turner named the victims in the comments of a Liverpool Echo story. Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 11:05 AM By Paul Hosford 16 Comments 44,656 Views A LIVERPOOL TEENAGER who named her brother’s sexual abuse victims online has been sentenced to jail.Sophie Turner, 19, was found guilty at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on 30 May of two charges of breaching the provisions which grant anonymity to complainants of a sexual offence and two charges of harassment.In July last year, she posted the victims’ names on the Facebook page of the Liverpool Echo which had published a story about her brother, Jamie Turner. He had earlier admitted making indecent images of a child.Along with his co-defendant Myles Bell, Turner was also found guilty of several child sex offences following the trial in July 2017.Sophie Turner was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment in respect of the charges of harassment yesterday. She was not fined on the charge of breaching anonymity.Pascale Jones, a senior crown prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service said:“Sophie Turner displayed callous disregard for the right to anonymity which protects victims of sexual offences.“That right allows them to report offences to the police without fearing for their reputation or for the invasion of their privacy.“After she was charged she used her Facebook account again to make further derogatory comments about the victims.“She said her account had been misused by someone else but was found guilty at trial.” Share6 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/4078460 Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Short URL Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Jun 19th 2018, 11:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article