Diego Maradona Returns as Coach of Argentina’s Gimnasia Two Days after Leaving

first_img 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. Buenos Aires: Argentine legend Diego Maradona announced on Thursday he would return as coach of Superliga side Gimnasia, just two days after resigning.”I am very happy to be able to announce that I will remain coach of Gimnasia,” he wrote on social media, noting that his about-face comes after “we finally achieved political unity in the club.” Maradona had explained he was no longer keen on remaining at the club after its president Gabriel Pellegrino, the man who brought him back to Argentine football, pulled out of running for re-election as the side’s president next Saturday.However, thousands of supporters demonstrated in front of its headquarters demanding that he return to his post.The 59-year-old former Argentina captain and coach took over at Gimnasia in early September, when it was bottom of the 24-club Superliga.”I hope (the leaders) will provide reinforcements they promised me,” Maradona wrote.The World Cup winner was hailed as a hero on his return to Argentine football after years coaching abroad but he had a limited impact in La Plata.Gimnasia won three of its eight matches with him in charge, all of them away, while they lost five, four of them at home. argentinadiego maradonafootballgimnasia First Published: November 22, 2019, 11:03 AM ISTlast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Previewing the Quarterfinal match-ups and beyond (Part 2)

first_imgAdvertisement(from L to R) Luka Modric(Croatia), Kylian Mbappe(France), Harry Kane(England) and Neymar Jr.(Brazil).This world cup has been a pretty interesting one so far considering that the big teams like Argentina, Portugal and defending champions Germany have all exited the tournament.Though some of the G.O.A.Ts like Cristiano Ronaldo, Thomas Mueller and Lionel Messi have exited the tournament we still have some players to look forward to.Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a who’s who of players to watch out for in the 2nd day of the quarter-finals. You can read the 1st part here. So, without further ado here’s the preview.The first match of the day:Sweden vs England (Samara Arena) This is the 24th meeting between the two sides, who have an even head-to-head record with seven wins apiece and nine draws. The last time they met in 2012, Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted four goals for Sweden.Sweden have proved it possible that they can advance without Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the World Cup as they have qualified for the first time since 1994. Wile their performance hasn’t been that much sensational or awe-inspiring they have proved their mettle and have shown that they can hold their ground. Their captain Andreas Granqvist so far has been their best weapon.England return to the quarter-finals of a World Cup after losing to a penalty-shootout to Portugal in 2006. They broke their curse of penalties when their goalkeeper Jordan Pickford lead them to the quarter-finals by saving Colombia’s penalty shots. Their captain, Harry Kane has been in tremendous form and is in contention for the Golden Boot award with six goals to his name. Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have also proved their mettle on the field considering that it is their first World Cup. This squad of youngsters and newcomers is also considered as a ‘dark horse’ like the other favourite, Belgium. Read also: Football : Leicester’s Jamie Vardy remains a major doubt for the rest of the tournament.Football: Real Madrid sign young full-back, Alvaro Odriozola Predictions: I have to go with England on this as they have the better squad on paper and is most likely to stop the Swedes on their track considering they don’t give any openings to Sweden. Predictions: I would say that Croatia slightly edges over Russia given their dominant performance in the tournament and also they have a better-balanced side. However, Russia can also pull a miracle given that they are the host nation and will obviously have the home team advantage.center_img Second match:Russia vs Croatia (Fisht Stadium) Who’s the better no. 10?Russia return to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970, when the Soviet Union lost 1-0 to Uruguay whereas Croatia have not reached the last eight for 20 years.This is the fourth meeting between the pair, who fought out two 0-0 draws in qualifying for the UEFA European Championship 2008, before Croatia earned a 3-1 friendly win in Rostov-on-Don in November 2015.The Croats are on a four-match unbeaten run in the World Cup, their longest in the competition, consisting of three wins and a draw.For the hosts Russia, Fyodor Smolov and Denis Cheryshev can be their trump cards as they can likely pose a threat to the Croatian defence. Their exceptional performance in the World Cup has been admired by many. However, Croatia’s Danijel Subasic is a force to be reckoned with as his saves in the penalty-shootout against Denmark was crucial in helping them advance to the quarter-finals. Likewise, Russia’s veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev won hearts when he double-saved the penalties of Spain’s Andres Iniesta and Iago Aspas in their round-of-16 match.Croatia have displayed a dominant performance in this World Cup. They remained unbeaten in their group stage matches and their 3-0 thrashing of Argentina awed spectators all over the world. With a mid-field that comprises of Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic along with Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic on the front they pose a threat to any opponent defences. However, what they lack in the defence department they can make it up with Danijel Subasic in the net. Advertisementlast_img read more

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A unfortunate Silver for the Indian Women’s kabaddi team at the Asian Games 2018

first_imgAdvertisementThe Indian Women’s kabaddi team has been consistently winning the Gold for the last two Asian Games at Ghuangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014). They have won the South Asian Games defeating Bangladesh on 2010, won the World Cup for three consecutive years from 2012-14.Today, it happened to be a very shocking defeat at the finals for the women as they defeated their very same opponent Iran, at the last Asian games by a margin of 30-21 at Incheon in Finals. After the men’s team faced the same loss against the Iranian team, now the ladies also failed to clinch the Gold.They lost by a very close margin of 27-24 and were forced to settle for the silver medal. The team started of exuberantly by taking a lead of 5 points but Iran bounced back incredibly by holding their nerves and snatched three points in the final minutes of the first half taking the scoreline to 13-11. The second half proved out to be very disgruntled for India as they lost at the very last moment losing three points to slip from the supreme title.Also Read :Asian Games: India suffers a shock upset loss to Iran in a sport that they created Advertisementlast_img read more

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Simon Biles aims to write more history at gymnastics worlds

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Read Next It’s the last major championships before next year’s Olympics in Tokyo. With household names like track star Usain Bolt and swimming great Michael Phelps having retired since the last Olympics in Tokyo, she’ll be one of the Games’ undeniable standouts.But she doesn’t want to think about that.“I feel like if I were to label myself as a superstar, it would bring more expectations on me,” she said. “I would feel pressured, more in the limelight, rather than now. I just go out there and compete, try to represent Simone, not Simone Biles, whenever I go out there because at the end of the day I’m still a human being before I’m ‘Simone Biles the Superstar.’”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Simone Biles of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for a news conference prior to the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, Oct.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won’t hurt, though.At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into the sport’s Code of Points forever.ADVERTISEMENT Biles showed off her triple-twisting double-flip — the triple-double for short — when winning the U.S. title in August. If she lands it at worlds, it will go in the Code as “the Biles.” The same goes for her double-double beam dismount.“Getting the skills named after me is really exciting, just to go out there and prove to myself that I can do them, especially under all of the pressure that will be there that night,” Biles said Tuesday. “I feel like putting my name on a skill is really rewarding just because it’ll be in the Code forever as well as the medals. It’s something that I can hold onto just because I’m the one that did it first, so it’s really exciting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Biles already has two skills in the Code, a floor exercise element from 2013 and a vault from last year’s world championships.Biles goes to the championships tied with Russian Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals won by a woman with 20, and could also surpass Vitaly Scherbo’s record of 23 for the most medals by any gymnast. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ NBA disappears from pay TV; Sky Cable, Cignal negotiating new deal Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own manlast_img read more

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Tiger Looms Large, Even on Star-Filled Masters Leaderboard

first_imgBy DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer.AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The top of the Masters leaderboard is a crowded place after two rounds, with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in a five-way tie for the lead.Then there’s the man lurking one shot behind: four-time tournament winner Tiger Woods.The 43-year-old Woods, who won his last Masters in 2005, turned back the clock with four birdies in his final 10 holes on Friday, thrilling the Augusta National crowds with a handful of big putts and some vintage fist pumps.“I feel like I played my own way back into the tournament,” Woods said. “I was just very patient today, felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing. This is now three straight majors that I’ve been in the mix and so it’s good stuff.”Woods shot a 68 and has plenty of big-name company among the leaders, including 48-year-old Phil Mickelson, who didn’t have his best round with a 73 on Friday, but is still just three shots off the lead.“There’s nothing better than having a chance going into the weekend at the Masters,” Mickelson said. “And that’s what I want to focus on and I know that I’m playing well enough.”Molinari is trying to win his second major in two years after winning the 2018 British Open. The Italian played a bogey-free round, finishing with a 67. Day also shot a 67.All of the five leaders are major champions and three have been No. 1 in the world.Woods is tied at 6-under for the tournament with Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Justin Harding, who is the only Masters newcomer in the group. Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm are at 5-under.Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau started Friday with a one-shot lead. The 28-year-old Koepka, a three-time major winner, made birdie on No. 18 to salvage a 71 and stay tied for the lead. DeChambeau faded with a 75.The list of contenders might be impressive, but nobody draws a crowd like Woods.It’s been 11 years since he won his last major and had five surgeries since then, including four on his back and the other to rebuild his left knee. It’s hard to believe considering the way he was playing on Friday.Now comes the weekend, and it certainly has the potential to be a classic Masters finish.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Will not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s son

first_imgWill not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s sonIndian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, who led the country to 3 successive Olympics gold medals, is yet to be conferred with the nation’s highest civilian honour.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 17:26 IST Dhyan Chand (extreme left) helped India win 3 golds at the Olympics (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSDhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar has said that not awarding his father the Bharat Ratna is humiliating for the national iconAshok Kumar said that his father was the 1st Indian to hoist the tricolour outside IndiaAshok Kumar had helped India lift the Hockey World Cup in 1975Indian sports legend and three times Olympic Champion Major Dhyan Chand’s Olympian son Ashok Kumar said that political considerations in the selection of nominees for the Bharat Ratna has evaded his father and he has missed being decorated with the country’s highest civilian award.Ashok Kumar, former Indian Hockey captain, World Champion and Olympic medalist, said: “Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed on the files and subsequently we were informed by the then Sports Minister that Dada (Dhyan Chand) would be conferred with Bharat Ratna.”However, the decision was later deferred. By doing so, the government did not humiliate us … it humiliated a national icon.”Speaking to the IANS, on the National Sports Day, celebrated on Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary on August 29, the ace hockey forward said: “Awards are not sought. Awards are not desired. Awards are not begged…Awards are conferred by the government to those who deserve them.”It is now for the government to decide and judge, whether they feel that Dhyan Chand deserves a Bharat Ratna.”Ashok Kumar, regarded as the world’s best dribbler in hockey, post-independence, and son of an unbeatable athlete in modern sports history, said that the country should not forget Dhyan Chand’s ultra-nationalistic character.”Despite the British rule, he (Dhyan Chand) had the courage to take a tri-colour flag in his suitcase to Berlin Olympics, held in 1936.”When India beat Germany in the finals, in front of Hitler, Dada unfurled the tricolour flag (consisting of a charkha instead of Chakra, and three stripes) at the Olympic games village in Berlin.advertisement”He was the first Indian to unfurl the tricolour abroad. Fortunately enough, the date was August 15, when India won the gold medal. Besides my father, my uncle Roop Singh, a member of the team was witness to this historic event,” said Ashok Kumar.Speaking about the simplicity of Dhyan Chand, his son recalled an event. “It was in the mid-seventies when Dada was invited as a chief guest in a function held at Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh). When organisers delayed in sending a vehicle to pick him up, Dada requested his neighbour to drop him to the venue.”The neighbour had an old bicycle and Dada as a pillion rider reached the venue on time. The organisers felt guilty to see my father arriving as a chief guest on a bicycle. But there was more shock in store for them.”Dada requested the organisers that as he arrived with his friend on a bicycle, he will return home on the same vehicle. This incident explains how simple and undemanding he was,” Ashok Kumar said.Reminiscing the fond memories of his father, the former hockey captain said that Dhyan Chand’s game was closely followed by the Bollywood stars of the time which includes Hindi film industry’s first superstar K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar and several others.”In the late 1930s, maybe in 1937, my father, then considered the second best known Indian in Europe after Gandhi was participating in Bombay Gold Cup tournament. He represented his famous club Jhansi Heroes. In one of the matches, Prithviraj Kapoor (the great-grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor) and K.L. Saigal were seated in the stadium.”During half time, Saigal asked my father that his team Jhansi Heroes was not playing up to the mark and had been trailing by 1-2 in the game. Saigal then asked Dada that he would sing one song for every goal scored by him. In the next 35 minutes, Dada scored 9 goals.”Next day Saigal sent his car to the place where Dada was staying and invited the entire team for a dinner party. After the dinner, Saigal gifted a precious wristwatch to Dada, as a token of his love. The watch was sported by my father on his wrist for his entire life,” said Ashok Kumar.Ashok Kumar, 69, who scored the lone goal against Pakistan to win the World Cup for India in 1975, now teaches his classic skills to youngsters.He said that after retiring from Indian airlines, he frequently tours different parts of the country and continue to interact with young hockey players of the future. On 114th birth anniversary of his father, Kumar was attending a sports function in Betul, a district in southern Madhya Pradesh.Also Read | PM Modi, Sports Minister Rijiju pay tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports DayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Dhyan ChandFollow Olympicslast_img read more

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101 terrorists killed 50 new recruits in 2019

first_imgSrinagar: Over 100 militants, including 23 foreigners, have been killed in Kashmir in the first five months of 2019, but what is keeping the security establishment worried is the large number of new recruits, officials said Sunday.According to them, 50 youngsters have joined various terror outfits since March and the security establishment needs to find a better way to cut off the supply chain and can even consider educating families on radicalisation of the youth. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe officials said 101 militants — 23 foreigners and 78 local militants — were killed in 2019 till May 31. They include top commanders such as Zakir Musa, the chief of so-called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda. However, there is a sudden surge of militants from Hizbul Mujahideen joining Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, especially after the elimination of Musa on May 23, they said. The officials, many of whom are engaged in either fighting militancy on the ground or formulating strategy, believe there is a need for having a re-look at all anti-militancy policy and for engaging with youths and parents to educate them about evils of radicalisation. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsAmong the terrorists killed, Shopian accounted for a maximum of 25, including 16 local militants. Pulwama was second with the killings of 15 militants, followed by Awantipora with 14 and Kulgam with 12. However, all these highly-volatile areas in south Kashmir continue to contribute more youths to various militant groups. The officials said infiltration was also picking up and some of the terrorists had managed to sneak in from Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region as well as from the LoC in Kashmir Valley. This created a more alarming situation for the security forces which were readying themselves for the two-month-long Amarnath Yatra beginning this month-end. There has been a steady rise in the number of youths taking up arms in the valley since 2014 onwards as compared to 2010-2013 when the figures stood at 54, 23, 21 and 6 respectively. In 2014, the number shot up to 53 and in 2015, it reached 66 before touching the highest mark of 88 in 2016, data presented in Parliament earlier showed. After the February 14 terror strike in Pulwama, the officials feel, encounters between terrorists and security forces have turned into spectacles with protests and stone pelting by locals at sites, followed by large gatherings at funerals. The entire phenomenon has the potential to create an emotionally charged environment ideal for recruiting fresh cadres, they added.last_img read more

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Voice resembling Bharati instructing docs goes viral

first_imgKolkata: The mysterious voice of a lady bearing similarity with BJP candidate from Ghatal Bharati Ghosh, went viral on social media from Sunday morning.The audio voice message addressed to the agitating doctors said that they should want to have discussion in presence of media, which was later reflected in the agitating doctors imposing the condition that discussions to resolve the impasse should be held in presence of the media. The junior doctors had said that they are eager to hold discussions at any suitable venue as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee deems fit, but it should be held in presence of media and there should be representation from all medical colleges and hospitals across the state. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh has denied any such audio recording on the part of BJP. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe voice was also found instructing the doctors that after the Chief Minister’s call for talks if the latter do not respond quickly, then the sympathy of the common people will shift away from them. Coincidentally, the general body meeting’s decision was announced by the junior doctors after the audio voice went viral. The voice had also suggested that the doctors could propose to hold talks at the Governor’s house. However, the doctors have left the task of fixing the venue to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.last_img read more

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Newfoundland woman says paperwork gaffe nixed costly bid to reunite with family

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland woman says one wrong checked box in a stack of paperwork wiped out thousands of dollars and years of effort to bring her family to Canada from India.Leena Raju says a five-year application ban for an honest mistake has made her feel like a criminal. Experts say her case is all too common.“It’s really tragic,” immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah said from Calgary. “The fact that something so minor could affect her ability to be reunited with members of her family, I think it’s heart-breaking and I think it’s unjust.”Ackah and other lawyers who guide clients through a bureaucratic maze say it’s time for change.The immigration law section of the Canadian Bar Association was to meet this week with federal officials in Ottawa. They’re calling on Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to improve communication and help fix gaffes that penalize applicants who must appeal to the Federal Court — if they can afford it.“I’m all by myself,” Raju said as she held a ream of documents at her home in St. John’s, N.L. “I need family with me. I’ve been here for a long time, paying all these taxes and everything.“I don’t have any criminal record. I’ve never had one parking ticket.”Raju arrived in St. John’s in 1990 and became a Canadian citizen five years later. She has worked as a personal care assistant, choosing to remain single and focus on sending money to loved ones back in India.She is especially close to her niece, Stellarani Arputharaj Chandru and her husband, Vincent. Their son Joshua is 11 and their 12-year-old daughter, Viancia Leena, was named for Raju.Her bid to bring them to Newfoundland started in 2009 when she lined up a job for her niece as a nanny in St. John’s. That fell through when the pregnant woman who was to sponsor Chandru realized how long the process would take.Raju assumed that meant a related application for a work permit under the Live-in Caregiver Program would also be stopped. It wasn’t.A federal immigration officer wasn’t convinced Raju’s niece met requirements and refused the work permit in March 2012.Raju says the family never received that document. And months later, when she applied for permanent residence for her niece and family, Raju did not acknowledge the refused work permit — an omission Immigration declared “misrepresentation.”The department in an emailed statement said the application was refused in January 2015 “because the visa officer was not satisfied that (Raju’s niece) had demonstrated any recent attempts to address her deficiencies in her English language ability, training and work experience.”Raju was also barred from re-applying for five years. Since then, she has written to successive immigration ministers asking for help.She said her niece narrowly missed the required grade on a written English exam in 2014 but Raju disputes other parts of the assessment, noting she teaches school in Ooty, a rural town in southern India.Her niece answered questions in English during an internet phone call.“We want to stay with my auntie and we’d like to live in Canada,” she said. She especially wants a better education for her children.Ackah said she has seen life-altering application mistakes happen time and again.“I really hope there will be some pressure put on the government … to at the very least remove the bar so that this woman can reapply with proper legal advice.”Ackah said her office has repeatedly had to follow up with Immigration when approved documents sent by the department failed to arrive. They’re usually sent by regular mail or email with no consistent tracking system, she said.Ackah cited other errors.“They put people’s wrong name, dates of birth, on forms. It’s a human system. But yet they don’t look at the human side of it as the applicant. They’re the only ones that can make mistakes.”The immigration minister’s office did not answer requests for comment.Barbara Jo Caruso, head of the bar association’s immigration section, said federal officials are working to avoid situations like Raju’s plight. They could start with a streamlined appeal option, she said.“If there’s an administrative office that can quickly review these decisions then not only will it improve client service, it will avoid cases going to the Federal Court where individuals are forced to hire a lawyer to have the matter judicially reviewed.”MPs’ offices are typically swamped with complaints from constituents who can’t get updates on immigration cases or who’ve paid high-priced consultants for little help, Caruso added.Immigration offices have closed over the last two decades. There are long waits to reach anyone on the phone.“It’s tough for people to navigate the technology, the website, the forms, and not have any sort of guidance,” Caruso said from Toronto.Back in St. John’s, Raju dreads having to wait until 2020 for another chance at happiness.“I trust in God, I want my family,” she said. “I’m waiting and hoping.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

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Lily Cole Urges World Leaders To Take Action On Global Illiteracy Crisis

first_imgInternational actress, activist and businesswoman Lily Cole yesterday gave a speech to British politicians and American embassy representatives at the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament calling for urgent action to tackle the global illiteracy crisis, which afflicts one in 10 people alive today and means that one in four American children leave primary school unable to read or write.Lily Cole arrives at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, to give a speech on behalf of Project LiteracyShe unveiled the ‘Alphabet of Illiteracy’, a new body of evidence showing illiteracy is the root cause of almost every major problem humanity faces, from A-Z. The full Alphabet can be explored here, but examples, drawn from a wealth of academic research and data, include:Gender inequality • Women are disproportionately likely to be unable to read or write: two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults (520 million) are female. • Each additional year of schooling a girl receives increases her earning ability by 10-20% and reduces the probability of postnatal child mortality by 10%.Infant mortality• Four to six years of literacy and education for women can lead to a 20% drop in infant deaths.Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)• In studies of female genital mutilation, more than 80% of the victims and up to 92% of mothers were illiterate and unemployed. • Educated and literate women more often support the discontinuation of FGM than uneducated/low-educated and illiterate peers.Radicalization• Studies of Boko Haram’s impact in Nigeria ranked illiteracy as the second highest factor in preventing youth radicalisation.Famous for her vocal belief in the importance of education, Cole was speaking in her role as Global Ambassador for Project Literacy – a campaign backed by 40 charities and education organizations, including UNESCO, the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Microsoft and the World Literacy Foundation, convened by founding partner, Pearson.In her speech, Lily Cole said: “In our alphabet, A is for AIDS, because if you can’t read or write you are five times less likely to understand how people contract HIV. B is for bloodshed, because the rate of violent crimes such as murder and sexual assaults is almost double among the illiterate population. C is for child brides, because if all women had a primary education, child marriages would reduce by a sixth.”Explaining her support for the campaign, Cole said: “Illiteracy is not just a ‘developing world’ problem. It’s affecting children in the U.K and U.S, with one in four American children growing up unable to read or write. Illiteracy is also statistically related to many other global development issues. If we want to tackle many of the global challenges our world faces, we need to begin by properly addressing education and literacy.”The research forms part of a wider campaign to raise awareness about the devastating impact of illiteracy and to encourage the United Nations to create a more measureable illiteracy target within the Sustainable Development Goals.Dr. Dan Wagner, UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania, said: “Literacy is a key component in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals. Without literacy, each of the 17 goals will be limited by the inability of citizens to be sufficiently informed on key issues, and less empowered to take action. There is a strong argument that tackling illiteracy and low literacy, as a ‘foundational’ social problem, would pay greater dividends than tackling each issue separately.”Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Pearson and spokesperson for Project Literacy, said: “Illiteracy is a global challenge and we all need to pull together if we are to combat its devastating impact. Our hope is that Project Literacy will provide the umbrella for a global coalition of charities, businesses, and government who together can ensure literacy helps solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.”People can show their support by signing the Project Literacy petition at projectliteracy.com/petition. Created on behalf of the 757 million people around the world who cannot read or write, Project Literacy aims to gather one million signatures by International Literacy Day in September, when they will present it to the United Nations.To mark the launch, Project Literacy has created a film that outlines the serious issues that lie at the core of the Alphabet of Illiteracy, which improved literacy can positively impact. You can view the short film here.last_img read more

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Feds to announce payout of up to 800M to Indigenous victims of

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO – The federal government has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to survivors of the ’60s Scoop for the harm suffered by Indigenous children who were robbed of their cultural identities by being placed with non-native families, The Canadian Press has learned.The national settlement with an estimated 20,000 victims, to be announced Friday by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, is aimed at resolving numerous related lawsuits, most notable among them a successful class action in Ontario.Confidential details of the agreement include a payout of between $25,000 and $50,000 for each claimant, to a maximum of $750 million, sources said.In addition, sources familiar with the deal said the government would set aside a further $50 million for a new Indigenous Healing Foundation, a key demand of the representative plaintiff in Ontario, Marcia Brown Martel.Spokespeople for both Bennett and the plaintiffs would only confirm an announcement was pending Friday, but refused to elaborate.“The (parties) have agreed to work towards a comprehensive resolution and discussions are in progress,” Bennett’s office said in a statement on Thursday. “As the negotiations are ongoing and confidential, we cannot provide further information at this time.”The sources said the government has also agreed to pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees – estimated at about $75 million – separately, meaning the full amount of the settlement will go to the victims and the healing centre, to be established in the coming months, sources said.The settlement would be worth at least $800 million and include Inuit victims, the sources said. The final amount is less than the $1.3 billion Brown Martel had sought for victims of the Ontario Scoop in which at-risk on-reserve Indigenous children were placed in non-Aboriginal homes from 1965 to 1984 under terms of a federal-provincial agreement.In an unprecedented class action begun in 2009, Brown Martel, chief of the Beaverhouse First Nation, maintained the government had been negligent in protecting her and about 16,000 other on-reserve children from the lasting harm they suffered from being alienated from their heritage.Brown Martel, a member of the Temagami First Nation near Kirkland Lake, Ont., was taken by child welfare officials and adopted by a non-native family. She later discovered the Canadian government had declared her original identity dead.Her lawsuit, among some 17 others in Canada, is the only one to have been certified as a class action. Her suit sparked more than eight years of litigation in which the government fought tooth and nail against the claim.However, in February, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba sided with Brown Martel, finding the government liable for the harm the ’60s Scoop caused. Belobaba was firm in rejecting the government’s arguments that the 1960s were different times and that it had acted with good intentions in line with prevailing standards.While Bennett said at the time she would not appeal the ruling and hoped for a negotiated settlement with all affected Indigenous children, federal lawyers appeared to be trying to get around Belobaba’s ruling. Among other things, they attempted to argue individuals would have to prove damages on a case-by-case basis.A court hearing to determine damages in the Ontario action, scheduled for three days next week, has been scrapped in light of the negotiated resolution, which took place under Federal Court Judge Michel Shore.One source said some aspects of the many claims might still have to be settled but called Friday’s announcement a “significant” step toward resolving the ’60s Scoop issue – part of the Liberal government’s promise under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people a priority.Jeffery Wilson, one of Brown Martel’s lawyers, has previously said the class action was the first anywhere to recognize the importance of a person’s cultural heritage and the individual harm caused when it is lost.Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

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The Latest Zimbabwe rights commission says 8 killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s deadly unrest (all times local):11:30 a.m.The government-backed Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission says it has documented eight deaths in a days-long crackdown on protests over a dramatic fuel price increase.The constitutional body’s statement on Tuesday came hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an overseas trip to return home and announced that violence by security forces would be investigated.The rights commission criticizes the use of the military and live ammunition and says the government has not learned from the deadly post-election crackdown in August in which six people died.The commission says the government should “ensure compensation for those that have been victims of military and police brutality.”___9 a.m.Zimbabwe’s president calls violence by security forces “unacceptable” and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed.President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called for a “national dialogue” among political parties. He spoke upon returning home after skipping a visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deal with unrest.Zimbabwe’s military was in the streets last week for the first time since post-election violence in August in which six people were killed. This time, people reported being hunted down in their homes by security forces and severely beaten.Mnangagwa says chaos and insubordination will not be tolerated and “if required, heads will roll.”He defends the dramatic fuel price increase that began the unrest.The Associated Press read more

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Nepal UN rights office proposes changes to draft law on caste discrimination

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) and the National Dalit Commission of Nepal (NDC) said in a joint statement yesterday that if the current gaps in the draft “Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability Crime Elimination and Punishment Act” are addressed, it could become a key tool to curbing the practice of caste-based discrimination in the South Asian nation. The so-called Dalits are considered a low-caste community or “untouchables” and are often subjected to discrimination and mistreatment in Nepal.“The NDC and OHCHR-Nepal urge the Legislature-Parliament and the Government of Nepal to make public the content of the draft bill to seek views from concerned stakeholders and to incorporate their concerns and recommendations,” said Bijul Kumar Biswakarma, the chairperson of NDC, and Anthony Cardon, officer-in-charge of OHCHR-Nepal, in the joint statement.Mr. Cardon said in separate remarks that the OHCHR-NDC recommendations would ensure that the proposed law “is consistent with the highest human rights standards and the commitments made by Nepal.”Nepal is a State party to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which obliges signatories to prohibit discrimination based on descent, including caste-based discrimination. The country’s Interim Constitution and other laws also prohibit any discrimination based on caste.In their statement, the NDC and OHCHR-Nepal said the draft bill should fill the gaps of the current legislation to ensure effective prosecution of offences based on caste-based discrimination and compensation for victims. Penalties should correspond to the seriousness of each offence, they said. 9 December 2010The United Nations human rights office in Nepal and the national commission against caste-based discrimination have analyzed draft legislation intended to ensure equality and prevent mistreatment, and recommended further consultations and a revision of the bill to include appropriate penalties and compensation. read more

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BMW CEO Reithofer to move to chairmans job production exec Krueger to

FILE – In this March 19, 2014 file picture CEO of the German car manufacturer BMW Norbert Reithofer gestures during the annual balance press conference in Munich, Germany. Germany. Luxury automaker BMW says Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014 that CEO Norbert Reithofer will leave his post early to become chairman of the board. The company said he would be replaced as CEO by BMW production executive Harald Krueger. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) FRANKFURT – BMW shook up its top leadership Tuesday, saying that CEO Norbert Reithofer would leave his post to become chairman of the board as part of “generational change” at the head of the German luxury automaker.The end of Reithofer’s tenure as CEO, combined with the departure of a key manager for rival Volkswagen, means significant turnover in the executive team at the Munich-based maker of the X5 sport utility and the 3-Series sedan.Reithofer, 58, is to be replaced by 49-year-old BMW production executive Harald Krueger.The company said the changes were “steps taken to initiate a generational change” in the CEO and chairman’s jobs.Shaking things up further for BMW, Volkswagen announced it had poached top BMW executive Herbert Diess.Diess, 56, held the crucial post of product development — responsible for renewing the model lineup that the company’s business depends on. He will now take charge of the Volkswagen brand for Wolfsburg-based VW, whose brands also include Audi, Skoda, SEAT and Lamborghini. VW called Diess “one of the most capable minds in the automotive industry.”By taking over the flagship brand, Diess was immediately seen as a potential successor to Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn. He will not take his new post until Oct. 1, Volkswagen said.BMW said it was replacing Diess as development head with 54-year-old Klaus Froehlich, who most recently was in charge of small and medium-sized models.Reithofer has headed BMW since 2006 and has seen it through steady profits, strong margins and expansion of its business in China.His replacement as CEO, Krueger, joined the company as a trainee in 1992 and worked his way through several top jobs. He was responsible for the company’s MINI brand and its motorcycles before becoming production chief in 2013. He has also been project engineer for the plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in the 1990s and director of engine production at Hams Hall in the U.K.The Munich-based company said in a statement that Reithofer will replace board chairman Joachim Milberg, 71, at the shareholder meeting on May 13.Shares in BMW, or Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, were off 1.6 per cent at 89.23 euros amid generally falling shares in afternoon trading in Europe. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David McHugh, The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2014 3:01 am MDT BMW CEO Reithofer to move to chairman’s job, production exec Krueger to take over read more

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Ohio States Noah Brown on a different level than last fall

Sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown is 1 of several OSU receivers expected to see significant playing time this season. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOn the outside or in the slot, Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith wants sophomore Noah Brown ready to play.“I told him going into spring, ‘The mentality right now is to get you ready to start at all three spots,’” Smith said during a Tuesday press conference.Brown arrived in Columbus ahead of last season as a 240-pound H-back and earned playing time in 11 games. But he finished the year with just one catch for nine yards and one carry for a loss of four yards.But after playing as an H-back throughout the Buckeyes’ national championship campaign, Smith said Brown has transformed physically, and his performance has taken off this spring.“Noah Brown’s probably had as good a spring as I could have wanted,” Smith said. “He’s dropped 25 pounds, he’s on a different level than he was in the fall, so I’m really, really pleased with where he’s at.”Just as Brown has transitioned into a standout performer during practice, the first nine sessions of spring football have been a period of change for the entire OSU wide receiver corps.The Buckeyes return their leading receiver — redshirt-junior Michael Thomas — but lose their top deep threat in Devin Smith and a jack of all trades in Evan Spencer. On top of the departures, Thomas is sidelined after undergoing a sports hernia surgery, and junior H-back Dontre Wilson, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and redshirt-sophomore wide receiver James Clark are all recovering from injuries.Even though the injuries are holding some of OSU’s top receivers off the field, Smith said some young players have a chance to step up.“I feel good about the reps that the other guys are getting,” he said. “It’s giving other guys an opportunity to improve that maybe you wouldn’t have gotten as many opportunities as they would have.”But unlike Brown, Smith said not every young OSU receiver has proven they are ready to step on the field during the regular season.“Young guys like (redshirt-freshmen) Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, they’re still working,” Smith said. “Every day they’re going out and blowing out. They’re grinding to get better, and they’re not there yet.”While those players are still working toward an opportunity to contribute, Smith added that players like Brown and redshirt-sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall are getting a chance to practice on the outside and in the slot. He said that gives OSU a chance to put its top threats on the field at once.“Kinda like Jalin,  (Brown) has that flexibility so that when we need to get the best three on the field, whoever that is, I can plug them where we need to and they’ll be really good at it,” Smith said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to conclude spring practice with the annual Spring Game on April 18 before taking on Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., to open the 2015 season. read more

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No Ring No Bring Royal Wedding rules to leave relatives waiting in

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A select handful will have a rather different experience: watching from their iPads in a farm shop carpark. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed on Saturday, millions will watch on their televisions at home. A lucky few will have an exclusive invite to the chapel, while others may gather to watch an outdoor screen at a public party. The complicated logistics of the day will see guests dropped off for security checks at the Windsor Farm Shop, boarding buses… The Royal wedding will see the partners of some invited guests left out of the celebrations for reasons of space, with unmarried friends or those who do not know the couple so well asked to leave their girlfriends and boyfriends outside. read more

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Mens EHF EURO 2014 Serbia VS Spain for semis – Slovenians attack

Decision about the semi-finalist of the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 will be made today! Denmark is the only team who secured the battle for the final from the first position in the group. Danes beat Spain 22:21 in the match of the day, while Serbs destroyed France 30:20 as Spaniards did two days before. The match for the semis will be played at 16hrs in Linz – Serbia VS Spain.In the same time in Traun will play Slovenia and Germany. Slovenians will progress to TOP 4 with a minimal victory, while +6 for them will force Germans out of medal battle…Group 1:Serbia – Spain 16hrsDenmark – France 18hrsSerbia – France 30:20Denmark – Spain 22:21STANDING:Denmark 4Spain 2Serbia 2France 0Group 2:Slovenia – Germany 16Sweden – Austria 18Germany – Sweden 28:25Slovenia – Austria 30:22STANDING:Germany 4Sweden 2Slovenia 2Austria 0MORE INFORMATION ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE ← Previous Story Men’s U20 EURO 2014: Denmark and Germany to prove as a favorites Next Story → Andreas Nilsson joins MKB Veszprem! austria 2014Men’s EHF EURO 2014 read more

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Thinking of putting your bins out early Think again

first_imgNew proposed by-laws by the Darebin Council could see residents fined up to $1,500 for putting their bins out too early. According to the north suburban council, a number of complaints have been voiced from residents who are concerned that bins put out days in advance and left out after collection spoil the look of the street and make it look messy.If the by-law is passed, resident offenders can expect to pay a fine of $500 for their first offence. However, if left unpaid and the matter reaches the Magistrates Court, that’s when the cost skyrockets to a possible price tag of $1,476.10. Many residents have expressed their outrage, with some concerned that as the new by-law stands, it doesn’t take the individual needs of residents into consideration, with the potential to negatively impact on elderly and disabled residents. “My 90-year-old neighbour has a personal carer and they put his bins out a day or two early, because that’s when they’re at his house. What will happen to him?” Rose Ljubicic, a Reservoir resident, told News Limited. A spokeswoman on behalf of local government minister Natalie Hutchins stated that councils needed to be more “fair dinkum with residents about their rates and charges”, calling it a “rubbish idea”.“For a council that is paying their CEO nearly $400,000, there are better ways to improve their bottom line than needlessly slugging local residents,” she said. However, Darebin mayor Cr Steven Tsitas reassured Neos Kosmos, stating that “it is in draft stage and still out for public consultation”.“It may well be after receiving submissions from the community that the proposal will be modified.”A public forum will be held on Friday 17 April, 2015 from 10.00 am to noon at Preston Council Chambers, 350 High Street, Preston, to discuss various by- law proposals, including the proposed bin fines. For more information, call (03) 8470 8888. Otherwise you can make a submission by emailing locallaw@darebin.vic.gov.au or write to Draft General Local Law 2015, City Of Darebin, PO Box 91, Preston 3072. Submissions close on April 27. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Could Deadpool Have a Real Shot at an Oscar

first_imgStay on target If by chance this happens, prepare for the world’s most ridiculous reaction video. https://t.co/GOQ6G5x3y8— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 6, 2017 Toy Tuesday: The Most Delicious Deadpool Toys11 New Year’s Resolutions for Our Favorite Characters center_img Many people are weirded out that Deadpool, the black sheep, superhero film that managed to both relaunch Ryan Reynolds’ mainstream film career and make the X-Men franchise fun again, is doing so well this awards season. And they should be. When you think of traditional “Oscar-bait,” Deadpool seems like the exact opposite: crass, vulgar, and even worse, a superhero film.If you go off of certain trends during awards season, then it might even be headed to the Oscars. Yes, this is a thing people are talking about. Best Picture nominee Deadpool? Probably not, but the fact it’s getting this much love is unprecedented in the current blockbuster era.On Tuesday, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) nominated Deadpool producers for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award.This is following a number of other nominations, including a Writers Guild Award and a win at the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Comedy, along with three other nominations.Some people had to do a double-take after Deadpool was nominated for two Golden Globes, but its categories made sense. Reynolds’ performance was spot-on and earned him an acting nomination, while the film itself landed in the Best Comedy or Musical category, where it was bound to get kicked around by La La Land. The Golden Globes have multiple categories to take into account films that wouldn’t normally get recognized by Academy members. The Oscars are a bit more selective.The difference with Deadpool is that it just keeps getting nominations despite it being a genre comedy, and that’s noteworthy if you’re looking towards the future. io9’s Germain Lussier added in his analysis that since most of the people who vote on the big awards belong to the same guilds, and tend to vote for the same films, Deadpool‘s PGA nomination might be a sign it could be up for some Oscars. It’s been getting lumped in with more traditional Oscar fare: Moonlight, La La Land, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, among others, and has become a consistent staple at multiple awards.Its huge success outside the box office and critics have been attributed to its humor and subversive tone, which pokes fun at the superhero film genre that many people have gotten tired of. Unlike Marvel films or–shudder–DC’s current slate, it’s pure comedy. It’s not the most tightly-written film, but it draws a lot from its source material, is made with a lot of passion, and is consistent in its tone.“Deadpool seemed to stand apart from the usual superhero movies regarding marketing and tone — not so serious,” Sasha Stone, an award show expert, told Polygon.This makes it perfect for the Academy, which tends to shy away from comedy and outright ignore action or genre films unless in specific circumstances. Most assumed that the group was going to make a move towards recognizing these more mainstream films after the decision in 2009 to expand the Best Picture category from five to 10. The Dark Knight, which was a critical success that year, was snubbed from the category, prompting the reconfiguring. That year, District 9, a science fiction film that wouldn’t have gotten a nomination before the expansion, got one.However, since then, the Academy hasn’t taken advantage of the improvements to include genre films or blockbusters–pieces that aren’t considered traditional Oscar fare but may be critically successful. Some outliers include Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road, along with a couple of Pixar films that crossed over from the Best Animated Feature category, but since The Dark Knight, no comic book adaptation or superhero film has gotten a Best Picture nomination.Blockbusters are mostly reserved for the technical categories, hence why Mad Max: Fury Road was able to clean up last year and why you can say “Oscar-nominated film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” But Deadpool is surprisingly becoming the crossover hit that could give the superhero/action genre some credibility (on the Academy’s standards).“Deadpool is doing extremely well in the guild awards, which are big indicators for Oscar success because there are a lot of crossover voting members,” Pete Hammond, awards columnist for Deadline, said. “This is all a very good sign for Deadpool that people may be broadening their definition of what’s awards-worthy this year.”It’s still doubtful that Deadpool is going to get a Best Picture nomination, despite the expanded category. Don’t be surprised to see it in some of the writing categories and obviously in some of the technicals, which is where comedies or action films can shine despite heavy competition from movies specifically designed for Oscar voters.This wouldn’t signal a change in how Academy members vote, since it would be following similar patterns, and it probably won’t get much beyond the aforementioned nominations, but to see Deadpool–this R-rated romp about a self-aware and violent mercenary in a mask–popping up at awards just as much as La La Land is bound to turn some heads. If anything, Deadpool‘s success signals a turn for superhero films and comedies. For all the claims of “superhero fatigue,” it might be on the verge of its apex, about to finally crossover from just being for comic book fans and geeks.Deadpool and superhero movies don’t need the Academy’s permission to exist, but it provides another outlet for them to soar. They make a lot of money at the box office, but now they can get some shiny trophies too. It’s not necessary, but it’s a symbol that only solidifies their staying power in cinema’s historical canon.Plus, if Deadpool gets an Oscar nomination, Reynolds has promised us something special. So, please, Academy, just give it one. For our sake.last_img read more

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Grand Bahamian men Arrested for collaboration in Killing of Turtle

first_imgHe then led authorities to a restaurant where he had sold the turtle meat for $160.  The business partners at that establishment were subsequently arrested for purchasing the protected species.All three were taken to the West End Police Station for questioning and are expected to face charges on Friday morning.  The Freeport detachment is led by Lieutenant Commander Chappell Whyms and forms a strategic part of the Force’s Northern Command.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s mandate of Guarding our Heritage extends to protecting our endangered species and environment.Release: RBDFHeader: Grand Bahamian man being led away by Defence Force Marines on March 7, 2017. He was allegedly responsible for the beheading of a loggerhead turtle, a species that has been protected by law since 2009.First insert: The stored packages of the loggerhead turtle in the cooler at a restaurant in Grand Bahama. A total of three individuals were arrested for their roles in the killing of the endangered species.Second insert: The shell remains of a loggerhead turtle which was beheaded on March 7, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Three men were arrested for the incident seen on social medial. (Photos courtesy of RBDF Northern Detachment) (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf- #GuardOurHeritage #MarlinSpike #operationconservation Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 8, 2018 – Grand Bahama – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force acted quickly in partnership with the Department of Fisheries when a particular gruesome video of a man beheading a loggerhead turtle, a species that has been protected by law since 2009 surfaced yesterday on social media.  Less than twelve hours after the video aired, three Grand Bahamians have been charged with violating Section 244 of the Fisheries Jurisdiction & Conservation 2009 Section 29 that is Subject to Regulation 32, where “no person shall take, have in his possession, buy or sell — (a) marine turtles; (b) marine turtle parts; or (c) marine turtle eggs.”A four member team from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s section detached to Freeport led by Chief Petty Officer Fred Smith collaborated with Assistant Superintendent of Fisheries Clement Campbell and located the man identified in the video as a native of West End Grand Bahama. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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