Son Heungmin apologises to South Korea teammates

first_imgSon Heung-min believes that his failure to register a shot on target makes South Korea’s 1-0 defeat against Sweden in their World Cup opener “his fault” and has now apologised to his teammatesThe Taegeuk Warriors had a disappointing game at the Nizhny Novgorod on Monday with their closest chance to scoring was when Hwang Hee-chan headed wastefully wide in the closing moments.After a short delay on deciding whether Kim Min-woo’s foul on Viktor Claesson was indeed a penalty call through the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Andreas Granqvist stepped up and scored the only goal of the game for Sweden after the referee decided that it was indeed a penalty.Throughout the encounter, South Korea struggled to test the Sweden defence with Son taking full responsibility for their ineffectiveness in front of goal.“I’m still disappointed about my performance and feel very, very sorry for my teammates because if we don’t score, it’s my fault, because I need to take the responsibility,” said the 25-year-old, as quoted by The Independent.Victor Lindelof, SwedenEuro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…Son compared the different roles he has at both South Korea and Tottenham.“Of course it is a bit different, because when I play at Tottenham, every player is one of the best players,” he said.“Sometimes, when I play for South Korea, I need to give the pass to the other players and sometimes, it is a bit different than Tottenham.”South Korea will next face Mexico on Saturday at the Rostov-on-Don.last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez trains with Manchester United in UCLA

first_imgAlexis Sanchez has trained with his Manchester United team-mates in the USA for the first time, after landing in Los Angeles following his visa issues.The former Arsenal player had previously been busy working with one of the fitness coaches at the Aon Training Complex, but he is expected to play a part in Sunday’s friendly match against San Jose Earthquakes.United legend Denis Irwin revealed his admiration for the player in an interview saying “His arrival is a boost for the squad, and this pre-season training will be good for him,” “Alexis came to the club in January, and he knows the Premier League, but this is a chance to get his team-mates even better. You can’t beat pre-season!“Don’t forget he has been working at the Aon Training Complex as well, so he is not rusty, he is up to speed, and that leads me to think he will play a part against San Jose Earthquakes..@Alexis_Sanchez arrives at training – welcome to LA! ??? #MUTOUR #MUFC pic.twitter.com/fYprbiSpyoharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 21, 2018Mourinho had already suggested Alexis will appear against San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara, telling MUTV: When he lands, he has to play, because he trained with us for five days before we departed to LA and we left one fitness coach behind with him. Of course, it is individual training but, when he arrives, he has to play. If he is coming, he has to play.”Jose Mourinho’s men face San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday ahead of International Champions Cup matches against AC Milan, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, rounding off pre-season against Bayern Munich.United will then kick off the 2018-19 Premier League season with a home game against Leicester City on August 10.last_img read more

Two days of HOA in Turks and Caicos

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More BTC Layoffs interim CEO says company restructuring

first_img Related Items:#dextercartwright, btc Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas – October 23, 2017 – There is no count on how many employees of BTC have been laid off but a press release from the telecommunications company does confirm the redundancies.BTC could be floundering under the pounding pressure of Aliv, which has seen thousands of BTC customers migrate to the new service provider.  But interim CEO, Dexter Cartwright had a different explanation for the staff cut.“As part of our strategic approach to transform to a more customer-centric, high performing organization, we are making adjustments to how we run our business,” said Cartwright in that media statement.  He added, “We are carrying out necessary network upgrades, giving more focus on training and development and improving back office support to better serve our customers. As part of this broader program, we have adjusted our team structure, and as such, a few positions at BTC have been made redundant.”BTC is focused on building a more effective team structure, it says, to deliver the best products and services to The Bahamas. Recommended for youcenter_img LIME TCI To Invest Over $10M URCA still investigating Black Friday black out of mobile protabilitylast_img read more

TCI Honours the Fallen on Remembrance Day

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Grand Turk – On Sunday, 12th November, silence once again fell over the Turks & Caicos Islands, as we marked Remembrance Day, with ceremonies to honour those servicemen and women who fought during the two world wars, and those who continue to serve today.HE the Governor, Dr. John Freeman; the Commissioner of Police, James Smith, other dignitaries and servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service at St. Monica’s Anglican Church and wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial, in Providenciales.Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson; HE the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams, other dignitaries and ex-servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service and wreath laying ceremony in Grand Turk at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, which was followed by the Ecumenical Service at Salem Baptist Church.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Jamaicas Government Increases Allocations for CrimeFighting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 9, 2018 – Kingston – The allocation to the Ministry of National Security for fiscal year 2018/19 has increased by 23.4 per cent, moving to $78.5 billion up from $63.6 billion in 2017/18.Opening the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the increase will facilitate the provision of machinery and equipment, and implementation of physical infrastructure and social-intervention programmes.Mr. Shaw said projects to be undertaken in the new fiscal year include construction of new facilities for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); expansion of crime-fighting training facilities; building and improvement of several correctional facilities; procurement of motor vehicles and other specialised equipment to respond to both physical threats and cyberattacks; and continuation of social-intervention initiatives.He said the Government has identified national security and the rule of law as among the main strategic priorities for fiscal year 2018/19 and for the medium-term.The theme of the Minister’s presentation was ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

People on the Move 080609

first_imgFader Media has appointed Angela Williams to the newly-created position of advertising director. Previously, Williams served as an account manager at About.com and CondéNet, and most recently served at Stereogum/BuzzMedia.Deborah Needleman was named editor-in-chief of WSJ. magazine, replacing founding editor Tina Goudin, who recently signed on to write a monthly column for the magazine published by Wall Street Journal Europe. Formerly, Needleman served as founding editor of Condé Nast’s shuttered Domino magazine. New York magazine appointed Jennifer Miller as photography director. Miller most recently served as photography director at Cosmopolitan.Harper’s Magazine acting editor Ellen Rosenbush was officially named editor, replacing Roger Hodge. Before stepping up as acting editor earlier this year, Rosenbush served managing editor, a title she held since 1989. Consumer health and wellness publisher MediZine promoted Michael Cunnion CEO, succeeding co-founder Traver Hutchins, who is transitioning to chairman. Previously, Cunnion served as president.Jeff Ditmire was named director of strategic partnerships at M Magazine, which also promoted vice president of global partnerships Valarie Anderson to vice president and group publisher. Ex-Hollywood Reporter marketing director Vicki Robles was named West Coast executive director of the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research to help find cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.Content management and advertising systems firm Atex promoted Alan Reardon to CEO. Previously, Reardon served as COO.last_img read more

Senate Readiness Panel Denies Pentagons BRAC Request

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department would be prohibited from holding a round of base closures, under the portion of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill marked up Tuesday by the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee. “At a time when the department cannot afford to fully fund … readiness requirements, I do not support giving the department the authority to pursue a BRAC round,” said Subcommittee Chair Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), reported CQ Roll Call.The panel’s rejection of the Obama administration’s request to hold a BRAC round in 2017 was not a surprise as Ayotte has made her opposition clear in recent years. She pointed to the potential for a new round to incur significant upfront costs, as the last one did, in explaining her stance at a hearing of the subcommittee in March.The text of the legislation is not expected to be available until the full committee completes its markup. Its deliberations begin this morning and are expected to run until Thursday night or beyond.The measure also contains language to reform DOD’s weapons acquisition process. Ayotte said the proposals are similar to those in the House bill but did not discuss its specific provisions, according to the story.“In this era of growing threats and shrinking defense budgets, the old methods of acquisition and … acquisition overruns are no longer sufficient,” Ayotte said.last_img read more

In Other News Colorado Springs Sets up Temporary Tanker Base DOD to

first_imgA partnership among the Colorado Springs Airport, Peterson AFB — which shares the municipal airport’s airfield — and Fort Carson has allowed emergency management officials to set up a temporary air tanker base to supply military and commercial firefighting aircraft with retardant at a location that is just minutes by air from fires across Colorado and Wyoming. The tanker base is occupying space at the municipal airport used to deploy soldiers from Fort Carson overseas, reports the Gazette. The temporary location is saving time and fuel, and reducing pilot fatigue, as air tankers previously battling Colorado fires were resupplied at bases in Arizona or New Mexico. … DOD will be offering an educational program to help military families manage the transition following deployments, as part of a study to determine the best way to adapt an existing tool used for reserve and National Guard families. Families from Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Campbell, Ky., recruited for the study will be randomly assigned either in-class training in the form of two, seven-hour courses or a self-paced online course, reports the Fayetteville Observer. The After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools program, or ADAPT, is based on decades of parenting research and has been shown to improve family relationships. “It improves child and parent resiliency,” said Cheryle Dangell, Fort Bragg site coordinator for the study.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols For The

first_imgCredited with kicking off the punk phenomenon in the U.K., this GRAMMY Hall Of Fame album ignited controversy and censorshipPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2018 – 5:09 pm In the year 1977, the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols arrived world-wide, surrounded by violence, controversy and censorship in the United Kingdom. The lineup of drummer Paul Cook, guitarist Steve Jones, frontman Johnny Rotten, and replacement bass player Sid Vicious ushered in the era of British Punk with an amateurish and confrontational sound and attitude. In the end, the LP influenced nearly everything done subsequently in rock and is hailed as one of the genre’s greatest albums of all time. “God Save The Queen” was the first single that preceded release of the album. The title provides the first four words of the song, followed by the lyric “the fascist regime.” For many offended Brits, the song was all downhill from there.  As the band continued work on their album that year — recording “Holidays In The Sun” on June 18 — they adjourned that night to a pub and got beat up badly enough to make the newspapers. Like the lyrics to that lead single, the action became even more intense thereafter.The album’s producer, Chris Thomas, has since shaped many rockers’ sounds, winning one of his GRAMMYs at the 48th GRAMMY Awards when U2’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb took Album Of The Year. His detailed overdubs on Never Mind The Bollocks…, punching in and out patiently with Cook and Jones, produced a furious and exuberant finished work superficially at odds with the craft invested in its creation. Meanwhile the band’s other hit singles produced punk’s signature controversy. As a result the only label that would have them was Virgin Records. Richard Branson hand-picked the tracklist.Looking back, it seems only fitting that the Sex Pistols’ gusto got them in trouble. “Banned In Britain” is one of rock history’s quaint phrases in the U.S., but every major retailer in England was prevented from selling the album. Since it debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., this was a boon for independent outlets. A Virgin Records outlet was raided and its manager arrested for displaying the album’s text-only graphic-art cover in his window. While “Never mind the bollocks” is a phrase that makes the word mean “nonsense,” the potentially obscene implications of the word brought the band before the British bar, while news headlines made the most of the sensational controversy.At Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, the use of the word “bollocks” was considered objectionable but not illegally “obscene.” For example, major newspapers had included the LP’s title in their coverage but the papers were not put on trial. The hearing’s chairman described the now-classic album as “vulgar exploitation of the worst instincts of human nature for the purchases of commercial profits.” He said the not guilty verdict was delivered “reluctantly.” Rock was f***ing transformed.In a 2016 Pitchfork interview, John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) made headlines again for “forgiving” Nirvana for reflecting the Sex Pistols’ sound. But the Sex Pistols’ musically riveting flare and defiance had the heavy influence of greatness on what hundreds if not thousands of other musicians chose to do with their art.In 2015 Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols was inducted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. It was both the Sex Pistols’ debut as well as the only studio album they recorded, ever.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 23, 2018 – 5:08 pm Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind …’ | For The Record News Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ | For The Record Facebook Twitter Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind …’ | For The Record sex-pistols-never-mind-bollocks-heres-sex-pistols-record Email last_img read more

HER Honors Aretha Franklin With A Spare Soulful Cover Of I Say

first_img H.E.R. Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin her-honors-aretha-franklin-spare-soulful-cover-i-say-little-prayer Her tribute and many more will air on CBS on March 10 as part of “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Mar 1, 2019 – 10:59 am She may be just 21, but rising R&B artist H.E.R. began playing music from a young age while listening to her father’s soul and blues record collection. Now, shortly after earning her first GRAMMY nominations at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, where she went home two wins, including Best R&B Album, H.E.R. is honoring the late Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin with a paired-down cover of “I Say A Little Prayer.”  NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 1, 2019 – 10:47 am H.E.R. Honors Aretha Franklin H.E.R. Honors Aretha Franklin With A Spare, Soulful Cover Of “I Say A Little Prayer” Facebook Email News Twitter Following Aretha’s passing last August, the music world united in celebrating her legacy—most recently on the 2019 GRAMMY stage. Now, her admirers and contemporaries are celebrating her life with a star-studded, music-filled memorial.Shortly before the GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy brought together many of these artists to sing Aretha’s praises—and her unforgettable songs—for a powerful tribute concert, airing on March 10 on CBS.H.E.R. chose to sing one of her favorite Aretha covers, “I Say A Little Prayer,” which the singer earned a GRAMMY nomination for at the 11th GRAMMY Awards. (Aretha released her version in 1968, one year after Dionne Warwick originally recorded the timeless track.)”She’s a legend. She inspired, I’m sure, all of the singers that are doing this tribute tonight,” H.E.R. said before the concert. “She’s such an inspiration to me, and this is bringing women together, so it’s really dope to see that as well.”Tune in to hear H.E.R.’s full performance when “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” airs on Sun., March 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CT on CBS.Aretha Franklin’s GRAMMY History: Remembering The Queen Of Soullast_img read more

Heres the magnificent last view NASAs Kepler Space Telescope ever saw

first_img2:57 End of an era for space exploration Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: A composite image of Kepler’s final view. The missing tiles are due to parts of the camera that failed. NASA The final thing NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope captured was everything, or at least it looks that way.NASA ran out of fuel last year and was put into a permanent sleep mode on Oct. 30. The final full-field image it took can be seen in the above mosaic captured Sept. 25. You can see the telescope’s full view of the sky and an abundance of stars within. Some blocks of the composite image are blacked out due to failures by parts of the camera. Fortunately, the device had a modular design that allowed for other parts of the image to be retained.  Kepler helped revolutionize how we think about the universe by enabling the discovery of thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, making it clear our galaxy and others are packed with other worlds. Enlarge ImageKepler’s view of K2-138 with its six planets sized between Earth and Neptune. It was the first multi-planet system entirely discovered by citizen scientists. NASA/Ames Research Center But it struggled to make some of those discoveries. A few years into its mission, the parts that help it stay pointed at a target began to fail. Engineers had to come up with a work-around that basically used the subtle pressure coming off the sun itself to keep the telescope steady. Kepler went on making more finds for half a decade before finally running out of gas. To the right is one of the later star systems Kepler helped discover called K2-138. It is believed to host six planets roughly between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. The GIF shows images collected of the system during Kepler’s last day of photography.The pixelated view might not be much to look at, but Kepler played a pivotal role in pointing the way towards promising systems like this so that future telescopes might provide a clearer view one day, and perhaps even find evidence of alien life. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. 1 Comment Sci-Tech Tags NASA Spacelast_img read more

iOS 13s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contact

first_img • Apple’s FaceTime video chats might feel more real soon. Angela Lang/CNET Apple’s third iOS 13 developer beta adds a FaceTime feature that’ll fake eye contact during video calls, according to app designer Mike Rundle. Toggling the FaceTime Attention Correction setting makes it look like you’re looking directly into the camera, even though you’re really looking at the screen and the person you’re talking to.Rundle apparently tested the feature with podcaster Will Sigmon, who noted that it’s only working on the iPhone XS, XS Max and “maybe” the cheaper XR. The 2017 iPhone X apparently doesn’t support the feature. You’ve probably been unnerved by the fact that the person you’re talking to during FaceTime video calls always seems to be looking down slightly, since they’re looking at the image of you on screen rather than at their camera. We don’t know what trickery Apple is using for the Attention Correction feature, but it sounds pretty impressive.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.If you’re looking for iOS 13 features to try right now, Apple added some nice Wi-Fi and Bluetooth shortcuts too.First published at 4:15 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:48 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Now playing: Watch this: iOS 13 beta: Install at your own risk iOS 13 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Apple Tags Mobile Internet Services Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Guys – “FaceTime Attention Correction” in iOS 13 beta 3 is wild.Here are some comparison photos featuring @flyosity: https://t.co/HxHhVONsi1 pic.twitter.com/jKK41L5ucI— Will Sigmon (@WSig) July 2, 2019 3:53 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • iOS 13’s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contactlast_img read more

Honda Recalls 42672 Units of Second Generation City Sedans

first_imgHonda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Saturday said it will recall its second generation City sedan from the market for replacement of a certain part.The company’s City cars which were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 will be recalled for a repair in power window switch. Around 42,672 vehicle units will be taken back and the replacement will be done free of cost.”HCIL would carry out preventive part replacement of power window switch of 42,672 units of previous (2nd) generation Honda City, manufactured in the year 2007 and 2008,” the company said in a statement.HCIL also added that the third generation City cars which are currently in the market do not require any part replacement, and the company maintained that the present exercise has been carried out voluntarily. Owners of the vehicles will be contacted directly by dealerships across India about the recall.”Honda Cars India is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products,” the company added.Meanwhile, Honda’s US subsidiary will also recall around 143,000 units of its compact Fit hatchback cars for the correction of window switches that pose fire threats. The company will recall Honda Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model. This is the second fix for these particular Honda Fit models since January 2010.last_img read more

World AIDS Day HIV treatments have doubled to 158m since 2010

first_img About 15.8 million people are now on life-saving drugs to treat HIV infections which cause AIDS, a new UNAIDS report suggests. The report has been released ahead of World AIDS Day that falls on 1 December.The report reveals that countries have been complying with the UNs fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and the progress in responding to HIV over the past 15 years has been extraordinary. In the last five years, the number of people on life-saving treatment has doubled while incidents of new cases have declined since 2000.By June 2015, UNAIDS estimates that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy, compared to 7.5 million people in 2010 and 2.2 million people in 2005, the report said. At the end of 2014, UNAIDS estimates that new HIV infections had fallen by 35% since the peak in 2000 and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the 2004 peak.Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment, Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS executive director, said in a statement. We need to do it just one more time to break the AIDS epidemic and keep it from rebounding. He added that countries were gearing up to double the number of people accessing HIV treatment by 2020.The antiretroviral therapy has ensured a longer and healthier life for people with HIV infections, The life-changing benefits these drugs provide has led to the global number of people living with HIV to increase to 36.9m, as estimated by UNAIDS at the end of 2014. Once diagnosed, people need immediate access to antiretroviral therapy, the report said.In countries such as Kenya, Botswana, Iran and El Salvador, high-impact HIV prevention and treatment programmes, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis, voluntary medical male circumcision and sexual and reproductive health services have shown remarkable results in reaching the HIV-infected people who had been left behind in treatment.Today, we have more HIV prevention options than ever before. And with better data, we can become better matchmakers, finding the right prevention options for the right people, Sidibe added. Everyone has the right to a long and healthy life. We must take HIV services to the people who are most affected and ensure that these services are delivered in a safe, respectful environment with dignity and free from discrimination.UNAIDS fast-track strategy aims at averting 21 million AIDS-related deaths, 28 million new HIV infections and 5.9 million new infections among children by 2030. Closelast_img read more

The surprising reason Meghan Markle is avoiding the public before giving birth

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle is set to give birth any day now. But the details of her birthing schedule, as well as her labour, are being kept tightly under wraps. The Duchess of Sussex has been on maternity leave for a while.Meghan Markle has kept away from the cameras and the public eye as she prepares to give birth to baby Sussex. Reportedly where Meghan will give birth is still not confirmed, with some believing she will opt for a Windsor hospital over London’s Lindo Wing, where both Kate Middleton and Diana had their children.Meghan has also opted out of posing on the hospital steps after giving birth, which has caused quite an uproar among fans and Royal observers. Childbirth expert Katharine Graves has revealed why Meghan Markle probably won’t be seen in public until after the royal baby is born.She told Express.co.uk: “Towards the end of the third trimester, a mum’s natural instinct is to slow down.” Meghan MarkleGetty Images”Her body needs to produce as much Oxytocin (an essential birth hormone responsible for softening and ripening the cervix, kickstarting labour and ensuring mums contractions are working their very best) as possible.”Privacy is paramount for Meghan Markle during the birth of her child and it seems that her concerns are well-founded. Ms. Graves added, “If Meghan is following a more natural route, then it is possible she will be observing the fourth trimester which is where for the first month, mum keeps baby close to her by babywearing for example, bed sharing and breastfeeding, mimicking the babies life in utero, as this is shown to be beneficial for a newborn in terms of brain development and confidence.”Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have moved to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the arrival of the Royal baby.last_img read more

2 killed 7 injured as Russian plane crash lands in Siberia

first_imgAt least two people were killed and seven injured when a Russian passenger aircraft made an emergency landing at an airport in Buryatia region in Siberia on Thursday.The incident occurred when an Antonov An-24 aircraft carrying 48 passengers, including five crew members, was on its way from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk. The plane overshot the runway after landing, hit a small building and caught fire, according to the regional emergency situations ministry.The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when one of its engines failed, Reuters reported.Authorities said the accident killed a pilot and technician and the passengers had been safely evacuated before the fire destroyed the plane, reported the global news agency.The deputy head of the North Baikal District, Tatyana Prokhorova, told Russian news agency Interfax that around 31 people sought medical assistance after the crash. It is also reported that four passengers, including two children, were hospitalised.The transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges of violating air traffic safety and air transport violations, reported Moscow Times.In 2018, at least 71 people were killed after a Saratov Airlines plane crashed in the south-east region of Moscow after taking off from the Domodedovo Airport.last_img read more

Absconding criminal attends police events

first_imgMatin Sarkar, second from left, greets shipping minister Shahjahan Khan on 11 June. He is ‘absconding’, according to police and court records. Arrest warrants have been issued 20 times against him. The court even had his details published in the newspapers. Cases were conducted against him even in his absence.But the reality is that he never went into hiding. In fact, he attended a number of events organised by the police, rubbing shoulders with the top bosses. He presented bouquets to a number of ministers, including the home minister, at different programmes. Yet, the police always told the court that they could not arrest him as he was absconding.This powerful man is Abdul Matin Sarkar, the general secretary of district truck owners’ association and the joint general secretary of the town Jubo League. He is the second brother of Tufan Sarkar, who allegedly raped and tortured a schoolgirl. Tufan flexes his muscle in Bogra with the backing of his brother Matin.With Tufan’s crimes coming to the fore, Matin’s henoius acts are also coming to the light and he has now been thrown out of Jubo League.A number of Awami League leaders said Matin is the mastermind of most of the recent crimes in and around Bogra. A drug peddler on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) list, he has suddenly become a billionaire. He has nine cases, including four of murders, against his name. He was handed 27 years in jail in one of them, but that was later stayed by the Supreme Court.Despite his criminal record, he had good terms with the police high-ups. He was present at the district police’s annual sports meet and also held a meeting with the deputy commissioner. He also accompanied home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, shipping minister Shahjahan Khan and Jubo League chairman Omar Faruq Chowdhury during their respective Bogra visits. These photos were published in local newspapers.When asked, superintendent of police in Bogra Asaduzzaman said, “I have been here for two years. To the best of my knowledge, I have not heard of any arrest warrants. I do not know if he had one against hm previously. Being a leader of the ruling party he can come to the police, but I did not know that he was a criminal.”Court sources said Matin has got bail in eight of thse nine cases. He was sentenced only in a murder case. The killing of Abu Naser alias Ujjal took place on 28 October in 2001.The charge sheet of the case says both Matin and Ujjal were involved in illegal businesses and the latter was killed due to enmity. One of the accused Abu Talha alias Thandu was killed on 20 January in 2002 and he was murdered by Shafikul, another accused in the case.Shafikul is serving life term in that case. However, Matin Sarkar was released on bail and he never appeared in the court ever since, said Md Abdul Matin, public prosecutor (PP) at Bogra judge’s court.A state counsel said if an accused is absconding, the state appoints a lawyer on his behalf. Recently a certain Taj Uddin was appointed to represent Matin. Taj Uddin said till date assistant PP Rezaul Huq was moving the case and he may know the details.Rezaul Huq told Prothom Alo that Matin Sarkar is roaming around, but on pen and paper he is ‘absconding’. Everytime the court asks the police to submit a report, they say they cannot find him. But Matin does appear at he court in the other cases.Rezaul said he does not know why the police do not arrest him.The family members of Ujjal do not want to talk about it. A neighbour of Abu Sayeed, Ujjal’s brother, said they have been hushed by threats of dire consequences.When these correspondents went to his place, the watchman said they were not there.Locals said district AL joint secretary general Manzurul Alam brought Matin into politics, but does not back him anymore.Matin is now close to district AL president Mamtaz Uddin.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Mamtaz Uddin said, “Investigate who brought Matin into politics.”last_img read more

Bogra passport official hacked

first_imgbograMiscreants hacked an officer of local passport office at Koigali in Bogra town on Thursday, reports UNB.The victim is Shahjahan Kabir, assistant director of local passport office.Witnesses said some miscreants obstructed Shahjahan around 1:30pm while he was returning home from the office.They chopped him indiscriminately in the head, right leg and a hand. Locals took him to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.Shahjahan, who joined the passport office 6-7 months ago declared a war against corruption and organised brokers in the passport office which might have led to the attack, police said.Shahjahan also introduced a transparent complaint box in the office for passport seekers, additional police superintendent (Media) Sonatan Chakrabarty said, adding that they were trying to arrest the offenders.Meanwhile, in-charge of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital police camp Abdul Aziz Mondal, quoting the victim, said some young men on Tuesday demanded extortion from him.last_img read more