Kayem Mayhem

first_imgAn Indian drug company, criticized by activist groups opposed to the death penalty, has pledged to stop selling chemicals used for lethal injections to American correctional facilities. Kayem Pharmaceuticals, which sold thiopental sodium to correctional facilities in Nebraska and South Dakota, announced: “In view of the sensitivity involved with sale of our Thiopental Sodium to various Jails/Prisons in USA and as alleged to be used for the purpose of Lethal Injection, we voluntary declare that we as Indian Pharma Dealer who cherish the Ethos of Hinduism ( A believer even in non-livings as the creation of God) refrain ourselves in selling this drug where the purpose is purely for Lethal Injection and its misuse.”Kayem was targeted by the London-based Reprieve, which fights the death penalty. A death row inmate in Nebraska has also filed a motion challenging the state’s use of Kayem’s drug, as it is not registered with the Food and Drug Administration. Correctional officials in U.S. states that administer the death penalty are reportedly facing difficulty in securing the drug, after its U.S. manufacturer halted production this year  Related Itemslast_img read more

Kings, Texters triumph

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Tim Cone had Barangay Ginebra using the very weapon on Phoenix Petroleum which the Gin Kings hope to ride to repeat as PBA Governors’ Cup champs.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Walker did finish with 33 points, but was 10-for-26 from the field in almost 43 minutes as the TNT perimeter defense forced him to a 1-for-6 clip from three-point range.Meanwhile, with Sept. 1 declared a holiday, the PBA extended the deadline of Draft aspirants based abroad or with foreign lineage until the end of office hours on Monday, Sept. 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the 7-foot Greg Slaughter scattered 14 that went with 11 boards as the Kings humiliated the Fuel Masters in the rebounding battle, 76-47.In the first game, TNT KaTropa routed Blackwater, 117-96, to snap the Elite’s franchise-best winning run at three games.“I think they just caught us on a good day,” TNT coach Nash Racela said.Blackwater is now 0-9 against TNT all-time, and the Texters made the Elite look so bad as they built leads of as many as 27 points.TNT bottled up Blackwater’s inspiration, Henry Walker, no end and forced the NBA veteran into a sour shooting night. In dropping to 3-4, Blackwater lost for the first time in four games with Walker around.ADVERTISEMENT “We overwhelmed them with our size,” Cone said after a 105-92 ripping of the Fuel Masters that gave the Kings a fifth straight win and allowed them to stay in the upper half of the elimination round bracket at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Wednesday night.“It’s the strength that we have, which nobody else has,” Cone added after Ginebra rose to 5-1 and tied idle Meralco, as both are now within a win of advancing to the quarterfinals. “I guess if we will win this tournament, it will be because of our size.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGinebra came out of the halftime break a very different team, breaking free from a 53-50 game to eventually deal the Fuel Masters a seventh straight loss in a 2-7 card.“San Miguel (Beer) has great size with June Mar (Fajardo),” Cone pointed out. “But we will have to take advantage of our size. It’s the same thing I had with Purefoods with (Marc) Pingris and Joe (Devance), only this time, we are really big.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mayweather-McGregor a ‘shameless cash grab’last_img read more

Turning point in Pakistan versus Sri Lanka World Cup match

first_imgThe turning point in Pakistan-Sri Lanka World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has to be Tillakaratne Dilshan’s dismissal as that set the pace of things to come.It was only after Dilshan’s dismissal that Pakistan bowlers pressed further and pushed Sri Lanka to the wall. Some would say that Dilshan’s dismissal had a lot to do with his opening partner Upul Tharanga’s fall. As often it is seen that if one opener fall the other loses his rhythm. But on the whole Dilshan’s wicket in a way opened the gate to the Pakistani bowlers and Sri Lanka were reeling on 96/4Later, skipper Kumar Sangakkara did provide a little stability in the innings but post his fall things just went out of control for the hosts fell 12 runs short of the 278-run target. Man-of-the-MatchAfter an impressive bowling performance against Kenya, where he claimed six wicket, skipper Shahid Afridi once against led by example claiming four wickets in the day.Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq (83 not out) and Younis Khan (72) forged a 108 runs partnership as Pakistan put 277/7 on board.last_img read more

1st ODI: Babar Azam’s maiden ton sets up Pakistan’s big win over West Indies

first_imgLeft-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz’s 4/42 backed up Babar Azam’s maiden one-day international century as Pakistan crushed the West Indies by 111 runs in the first of their three-match series on Friday. (Scorecard)Azam smashed 120 off 131 balls, hitting eight fours and three sixes in Pakistan’s strong total of 284/9 in 49 overs after a power failure at Sharjah Cricket Stadium interrupted the innings for 80 minutes. (Shahid Afridi begs Pakistan for a farewell match)West Indies’ target was revised to 287 on the Duckworth/Lewis method, and the batsmen succumbed to Nawaz’s spin to be bowled out for 175 in 38.4 overs. Marlon Samuels top-scored with 46.”It was a wonderful team effort,” Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said. “The ball wasn’t coming on well in the afternoon, but the way Babar and Sharjeel (Khan) batted, they gave us a good score.”Limited-overs cricket is always a young man’s game, so the way they (the youngsters) are absorbing pressure and delivering, it’s heartening to see.” (Please don’t go to war: Shahid Afridi’s message to India and Pakistan)Azam, who came in after Azhar Ali was caught behind off the first ball of the match, featured in two solid half-century stands with Sharjeel (54) and Sarfraz Ahmed (35).Kieron Pollard took an acrobatic catch on the boundary edge to end Azam’s knock in the 43rd over, and two overs later the players had to leave the field with Pakistan at 260/6.When the lights were back on, West Indies did well to allow only 24 more runs. Carlos Barthwaite took 3/54.When it came to the chase, openers Charles Johnson (20) and debutant Kraigg Brathwaite (14) struggled on the slow pitch and were dismissed by Pakistan seamers Hasan Ali (3/14), and Mohammad Amir (1/21).advertisementNawaz then exploited the West Indies batsmen’s vulnerability to spin, clean-bowling Darren Bravo in his first over, and inducing Denesh Ramdin to be caught, brilliantly, ay shot cover by Azhar. Kieron Pollard holed out to deep extra cover, and West Indies slipped to 99-5 without recovering.”We struggled to build any momentum,” captain Jason Holder said. “We need to set it up well, and of the top four batsmen, at least two of them needed to bat deep.”After being sent in to bat, Pakistan overcame losing Azhar quickly through Sharjeel and Azam adding a nearly run-a-ball 82 together. Sharjeel perished soon after completing his half-century with a six off Sunil Narine.Azam added 99 more with Sarfraz, who rotated the strike well, as West Indies couldn’t grab their opportunities. Ramdin missed a Sarfraz stumping when the batsman was on 5, and Carlos Brathwaite couldn’t run out Azam on 63 off his own bowling.The second match is at the same venue on Sunday.last_img read more

Vivo V11 Pro India launch set for September 6, will come with water-drop notch display and in-display fingerprint scanner

first_imgVivo is now sending out media invites for a launch event scheduled for September 6 in Mumbai where it will launch the Vivo V11 Pro for the Indian market. Previously, the company had sent out block your date invites for the same event although it had not categorically mentioned the name of the phone. The official invites however leave nothing to the imagination clearly saying that Vivo will launch the Vivo V11 Pro in India on September 6.Moreover, the invites shared carry with them subtle hints about what to expect from the phone. The Vivo V11 Pro, for starters, will come with a water-drop notch display that we’ve seen recently in the Oppo F9 and previously in the Essential Phone. Vivo has just launched the Vivo X23 in China and that phone also comes with a similar styled notch. Moreover, the Vivo V11 Pro will also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner like the Vivo X23 so hopefully it would also ship with the fourth-generation Vivo tech out-of-the-box.There are a lot of similarities between the Vivo V11 Pro and the Vivo X23 at least as far as top specs are concerned. So much so that it won’t be surprising if the Vivo V11 Pro turns out to be a re-branded Vivo X23 for the Indian market. The Vivo V9, to recall, did not have an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo X21 did. Now, it seems both the Vivo X23 and the Vivo V11 Pro will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. No to mention, the same water-drop notch display.advertisementAs far as hardware specs are concerned, the Vivo V11 (Pro) is said to come with a 6.41-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor under the hood. It is further said to come with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which would be expandable.On the optics front, the Vivo V11 is said to sport a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12MP sensor and another 5MP sensor for depth sensing. On the front, the phone is said to come with a 25MP camera.Moving on, the Vivo V11 will reportedly run Android 8.1 Oreo based Funtouch OS which is Vivo’s custom skin. The phone would be backed by a 3,400mAh battery.ALSO READ: Vivo X21 review: Through the looking glasslast_img read more

REYNOLDS VETOES MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXPANSION

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a bill that would have lifted a cap on the potency of medical marijuana products available in the state.Reynolds vetoed the bill Friday afternoon, saying the state must proceed cautiously in any expansion of its medical marijuana program. Reynolds says she could support future more limited effort to increase the potency of products.Democratic lawmakers who have supported expansion of the program criticized Reynolds’ decision, saying it would hurt sick people who get little benefit from products now available that have low levels of THC, the compound that causes a high.Rep. John Forbes, an Urbandale pharmacist, called the veto “distressing news for thousands of sick and vulnerable Iowans who deserve greater access to this life-changing medication.”The bill had been approved overwhelmingly in both legislative chambers.last_img read more

World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

first_imgEngland: fourth placeWe did a lot better than expected. People talk about English arrogance, but most England fans I know have only ever wanted the players to care as much as the fans do. And that happened this year. For the first time since 2004 watching England at a tournament was enjoyable. Yes, they got lucky with the draw and relied too much on set pieces, but their progress was very un-England like. A win in the opening game, battering inferior opponents, winning on penalties and comfortable progress from the quarter-finals. And yet, there’s that nagging sense of what might have been if Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard put England two or three goals up in the semi-final against Croatia. Gareth Southgate instilled the belief in our youngsters. Kieran Trippier, Jordan Pickford, John Stones and Harry Maguire will be the first names on the team sheet now. The goodwill built up with the public through this World Cup must not be wasted. Adrian FosterRussia: quarter-finalistsI thought we would get through the group, but to defeat Spain in the second round was quite something. We rode our luck but were so brave and deserved our penalty shootout success. It’s such a shame our run ended in another shootout, against Croatia, in the quarter-finals. But we’ve hosted the World Cup amazingly well and left a lot of fans with happy memories. As the host nation we feel much prouder of our national team than we ever expected to. BernardBrazil: quarter-finalistsBrazilians are frustrated. Frustrated at having losing such a tight quarter-final against Belgium and frustrated that the world’s opinion of our country seems to have been soured because of Neymar’s theatrics. That has clouded the way we played, which was pretty good overall. We’re not as angry as we were after the 2014 World Cup. Nobody questions Tite is the best coach and that he will improve the team for 2022. A newfound worry is that South America as a whole seems to be regressing. How do we step up to counter Europe’s dominance? Pedro Fernandes Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring the winner against Germany. Photograph: David Ramos/Fifa/Getty Images Russia Pinterest Pinterest Peru: group stageIt was more or less over after our defeat to Denmark in the first game. We missed too many good opportunities, including a penalty, and that was the difference in what was a tight group. But we won our first World Cup match for 40 years, with players such as Luis Advíncula and André Carrillo performing brilliantly in all the games. We have a good team but it lacked a bit in tournament experience. They will fight for the title in the next Copa América and qualify to Qatar 2022. Bruno FavioNigeria: group stageWe have a young team that showed flashes of its potential and so very nearly knocked Argentina out of the tournament. Ahmed Musa, Tyrone Ebuehi and Leon Balogun were particularly impressive. If we can keep them together for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, we could win it. But the usual political rubbish at the Nigerian Football Federation remains a constant threat to the team. Demola Adeniran Pinterest Sweden: quarter-finalistsWe didn’t play the most attractive football, but it was effective and got us into the last eight. That was definitely above my expectations. Our solidity at the back and the fighting spirit we showed proved that hard work can get you quite far. Captain Andreas Granqvist was our player of the tournament. He scored two decisive penalties and drove the team on when they were stuck. Unfortunately our offensive play wasn’t up to scratch, despite Marcus Berg’s work ethic. Ola Toivonen’s superb goal against Germany will be remembered for a long time. Morris AnderssonUruguay: quarter-finalistsMy head says we did well and fell at the hardest hurdle but I wonder if Edinson Cavani could have caused the France defence more problems in the quarter-finals. Left-back Diego Laxalt was an incredible surprise, and the strong young midfield trio Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira and Rodrigo Bentacur is glorious. We will come back stronger. Andrés da Silveira Stein France: championsI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. Raphaël Varane stood out for me at the back. A hardworking and humble hero who was full of heart, he kept world class strikers quiet throughout the tournament. The perfect footballer to look up to. We’re such a young, talented team so must be heavy favourites for the World Cup again in four years. Rachel GrillotCroatia: finalistsThe three group-stage wins showed how strong we were as a team, but I still could not believe we would go all the way to the final. Our key players found form at the right time, with Ivan Perisic joining the party in the last couple of games. We shouldn’t feel at all bad for coming second. Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and the rest of the boys have done the country very proud. Aryan Twitter The draw against Argentina was enough to call this summer a success. It was a wonderful moment to see our captain walk out on to the pitch next to Leo Messi and then secure a draw. Any disappointment really stems from the Nigeria game, where we ran out of gas after some impressive attacking play in the first half. Unfortunately we failed to take advantage of our set pieces, which was surprising, and when Nigeria scored we were in trouble. There will be a bit of a generational transition now, as a number of our key players are in their late-twenties or early-thirties. Heimir Hallgrímsson has announced he will not continue as manager, having been with the team for the last seven years. With some retirements expected, an exciting appointment is vital, as an underwhelming one could lessen public interest and the mood in the team overall. Tryggvi KristjánssonEgypt: group stageOur World Cup run was dreadful. A defeat to Uruguay, even after a brave performance, was expected. But complete collapses against Russia and Saudi Arabia were not. Rumours of discord and rebellion within the squad only made matters worse. Add to that the fact that Mohamed Salah was not ready to be in the squad after his shoulder injury. The whole thing is a massive debacle and a national embarrassment. It was very reminiscent of France’s 2010 implosion, which can only mean that Egypt will be world champions in eight years. Ahmed Aly Read more Belgium players greet the public in Brussels after their third-place finish at the World Cup. Photograph: Royal Belgium Pool/Getty Images Ahmed Musa goes round Iceland’s goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson before scoring his second goal in Nigeria’s 2-0 win, their only victory at the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Sergei Bobylev/TASS/Getty Images World Cup 2018 Facebook Facebook Share via Email Twitter Facebook Facebook features Facebook Mohamed Salah reflects on a terrible World Cup campaign, with his side the first to be eliminated. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Facebook Panama: group stageIt’s no surprise we finished with zero points at our first ever World Cup. We were naive and inexperienced against superior opposition. Belgium and England were just too good for our defenders. And while we were dreaming of an unlikely win over Tunisia during the half-time break, we couldn’t contain them for the full 90 minutes. But I’m proud of the team and we’ll remember the two goals scored in Russia fondly. Felipe Baloy will never have to buy a drink again. Carl Rodriguez Twitter France Facebook Facebook Pinterest Denmark: round of 16We achieved good results in maybe not so great performances. Our potential was only on show for 10 or 15 minutes in each game, which was disappointing. The defensive organisation was almost faultless, but we were far too toothless in attack. We need to find other ways of scoring goals that relying solely on Christian Eriksen. Kasper Schmeichel showed that he’s among the best keepers in Europe. Andreas Christensen also produced some mature performances. Eriksen scored a beautiful goal against Australia, but it was a shame we didn’t see much of him in the other games. Jean-Robert Tankred Argentina: round of 16The team performed reasonably well. We went out to France in the round-of-16, but at least it was the game of the tournament. Unfortunately Jorge Sampaoli’s tactics were not the best. Leaving out Sergio Agüero until the dying moments in this crucial match against France was a blunder. Not using Paulo Dybala and leaving Serie A top scorer Mauro Icardi at home were also questionable decisions. Sampaoli’s has paid the price with his job. I was impressed by Ever Banega. He really stepped up and provided the passing and footwork our attackers required. Lionel Messi had a tough tournament but his classy goal against Nigeria was a highlight. Alex RihaJapan: round of 16They did their best. Our team was always going to be on the back foot with the coaching change just before the tournament, but Akira Nishino trusted the team’s spontaneity and we were rewarded with good performances against Colombia and Senegal. And the last-16 tie against Belgium was the most exciting match ever. Takashi Inui was agile and nimble in attack and his two goals were fantastic. I hope the team can grow; I can’t wait to see what they do next. Eiko Yoshizumi Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Mile Jedinak couldn’t inspire Australia to a place in the knock-out stages. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters Share on Twitter Pinterest Share on Facebook Topics Pinterest Liberté, égalité, diversity: how France won the World Cup Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Ten players whose transfer values surged at the World Cup Read more Senegal: group stageIt will take some time getting over being the first team ever to leave the World Cup because of a worse fair play record than another team. But the momentum was kind of lost in the second game against Japan, where we had the lead twice but threw it away on both occasions. The farcical Japan v Poland game was hard to take, but what is more frustrating is that we had destiny in our own hands for most of the group stage. LamineIran: group stageThe dream was to go through to the knockout stages and they almost did it. Although they defended passionately and looked tactically sound, there is room for debate over the ultra-defensive style. We looked better when we went behind against Spain and Portugal and were forced to come out and try to create. That left me and many fans wondering if we should have started the games more positively. Payam KalantarSouth Korea: group stageWe performed much better than four years ago, even if we were knocked out at the group stage again. Narrow defeats to Mexico and Sweden meant it was over at the earliest opportunity, but beating the reigning champions Germany in the final group game was surreal. If you had told me before the tournament that South Korea would finish above Germany, I’d have been really excited. Son Heung-Min impressed again, as did goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-Woo. Keeping a clean sheet against Germany will surely be one of his greatest career achievements. M Park Pinterest Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta and their Spain team-mates reflect on defeat to Russia. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters Twitter Belgium: third placeExpectations for our “golden generation” have been high since the quarter-final defeat in Brazil four years ago and we finally lived up to the hype this summer. We’ve had star players for a while, but only under Roberto Martínez have we looked like a team, fighting together and winning together. Unfortunately we were edged out in a close semi-final, but we should be proud of our performances and the free-flowing attacking football that made us the highest scoring team in Russia. We should enjoy our third-place finish for a while, before hopefully going on to do better things in Euro 2020. Marie Bruyndon Pinterest Costa Rica: group stageIt was very disappointing to finish without a win, especially after the success of the 2014 squad had raised expectations beforehand. The team was older and more experienced, but the spark just wasn’t there anymore. At least we drew the final group match and left Russia with a point. I would like to see the team return to a more disciplined approach to defending. Javier BastosIceland: group stage Germany: group stageConsidering that Die Mannschaft reached the semi-finals at the previous three tournaments, this performance was very poor. At first I was disappointed when they lost to Mexico, but I thought it was just a bad day. I didn’t expect their poor play to continue in the next two matches. There was no sense of urgency from the players. They passed casually most of the time, particularly in midfield, which set up deadly counterattacks for the opposition. Tactically the team made little effort as well. Players who appeared to be unmotivated were starting over players who impressed coming off of the bench. We deserved our early exit. Christopher SilbernagelSerbia: group stageWe came so close to reaching the knockout stages, an achievement that was overlooked given the political controversy that overshadowed the Switzerland game. The midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Luka Milivojevic and Sergej Milinković-Savić showed their strength against Costa Rica and positives can be taken from a tight but predictable 2-0 loss to Brazil. Qualification for Euro 2020 is a must and the team should be able to walk through their Uefa Nations League group. Jake MihailovicPoland: group stageA new manager has already been appointed, which tells you everything you need to know about our World Cup. It was terrible. There was no cohesion in defence, which was not helped by Kamil Glik’s farcical injury in training while attempting an overhead kick. For our first game against Senegal we lined up with a team so attacking it felt like an insult to the opposition. Perversely, we were in no rush to get the ball forward and in the end a fairly limited Senegal side got a deserved victory handed to them on a plate. Our evisceration at the hands of an exciting Colombia side was pretty inevitable as wholesale changes were made for the second game. If anything, the meaningless victory in our final game against Japan exacerbated our pain, mirroring our group performances from 2002 and 2006. Kuba WitkowskiTunisia: group stageIf we’d started our games better, we could have progressed. But losing early goals to England and Belgium made it impossible, and in the end we were just grateful Panama didn’t embarrass us for more than 45 minutes. This was a missed opportunity. Kerym BaccoucheSaudi Arabia: group stageSaudi Arabia played horribly against Russia in the opening game, with the pressure clearly getting to them. But they improved against Uruguay and ended the tournament on an unlikely high with a win over Egypt. Mohammad Al-Sahlawi and Fahad Al-Muwallad were our standout performers. It will be interesting to see if we can improve further. Sarah Share on Messenger Facebook World Cup Facebook Pinterest Colombia: round of 16We were never going to win it, but I thought we had a shot at the quarter-finals. Our only brilliant game was the 3-0 win over Poland. In the others we had to rely on our team’s mental strength to get us over the line. Yerri Mina was our standout player. His goal against Senegal took us through the group stage and it looked like he had rescued us against England as well. The injury to James Rodríguez was a tragedy. I thought our coach José Pékerman made strange call throughout as well. Pedro GalloSpain: round of 16Spain’s performance was very disappointing. As France coach Didier Deschamps has said, football has changed and you cannot play the same way forever. Spain have been a wonderful team and won many trophies, but the magic has worn off. And if you change your coach two days before a World Cup, you’re asking for trouble. Our tiki-taka style must be adapted to new times. It needs to be much more direct and faster. Everyone played below their capacity, apart from Isco perhaps. He tried to get us moving. And I’ll miss Andrés Iniesta. He was a top player. Javier Pérez Twitter Pinterest Morocco: group stageMorocco showed their potential with many young players. Unfortunately we lacked the experience and mental strength to beat Iran in the opening game. We coped better against stronger opposition, as both Portugal and Spain were nearly beaten. Our attacking mindset is the way forward. We will be there in 2022 and, with four years of experience under our belts, we’ll be even more competitive. Salim ChoudartAustralia: group stageOn paper it went exactly as expected: under a caretaker manager we finished bottom of a strong group, with a lack of firepower our weakness. But in reality our spirited displays against France and Denmark deserved more. If it weren’t for the almighty scare we gave France in our opening game, they may not be celebrating with the trophy now. Credit is due to coach Bert Van Marwijk’s powers of organisation at short notice, bringing defensive resolve to the courage and fearlessness the boys have exhibited when taking the game to more heralded opposition. Patrick Wills Twitter England Twitter Belgium Croatia Takashi Inui curls in Japan’s first goal in their 2-2 draw against Senegal. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Kim Young-gwon gives South Korea the lead against Germany. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Twitter If only Cavani had been fit for the quarter-final. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP Portugal: round of 16I didn’t have too high expectations, predicting they would reach the quarter-finals, but they didn’t even manage that. The real problem isn’t so much the results, but the negative playing style and the misuse of the creative and attacking resources we do have. Portugal keep playing dour, negative games and it was more of the same in this World Cup. The performances against Morocco and Iran were particularly dire. Pepe and José Fonte are simply too old at the back. It’s also time the team stopped expecting Cristiano Ronaldo to solve all our problems. This World Cup showed we cannot expect to ride our luck all the time like we did in 2016. Ricardo Quaresma’s goal against Iran was a highlight and Ronaldo played well against Spain. But maybe the problem wasn’t the players but rather the management. João MeloSwitzerland: round of 16We put in great performances but fell agonisingly short and missed a golden opportunity. We were very disciplined against Brazil, but our performance against Serbia was definitely our standout game. Once we got into the game we were superb. Not only did I see my favourite player, Xherdan Shaqiri, score a 90th-minute winner, but I saw it live. We didn’t have the cutting edge to beat Sweden in the second round. Yann Sommer was excellent in goal and defender Manuel Akanji made us all forget that this was his first major tournament. We look to the future with hope. Many of our young players showed bags of potential. Nischal Schwager-PatelMexico: round of 16After the initial excitement of beating Germany, we were pretty much par for the course. That much hoped for fifth game remains out of reach. No matter how much talent is in the squad, no matter how much the mentality has improved, we once again failed when up against a top side in the knock-out stages. The team lacked depth and the gaps left by ageing stars like Carlos Vela need to be filled. “Chucky” Lozano was the breakout star for obvious reasons. Hopefully he’ll get a move to a mid-table team in one of the bigger leagues, preferably La Liga or the Premier League. Jesus Gallardo also shone playing out of position against Germany, but then earned the dubious distinction of earning the fastest yellow card in WC history. Eduardo Hurtado Share on LinkedIn Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates after scoring Saudi Arabia’s late winner against Egypt. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters Neymar reacts after a tackle at the World Cup. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

GulfNav Raises More Capital for Expansion

first_imgzoom Dubai-based Gulf Navigation Holding’s board has approved the trading of rights issued in February 2018 to the company’s existing shareholders, without publicly offering the remaining shares.GulfNav said that after the increase its capital stands at AED 919.2 million (USD 250 million) distributed to 919,209,250 shares at a nominal value of AED 1 per share.The company announced a maximum of AED 488 million in capital increase through trading of the rights issue worth a total of AED 367.5 million (USD 100 million) from February 11 to March 1, 2018.The capital raising is in line with GulfNav’s gradual growth plan and fleet expansion being implemented in stages since mid-2016.“The amount collected in the capital increase is equal to 82 pct. This is sufficient to cover the company’s interim expansion plans and increase its assets over the short term. Therefore, the board of directors has decided to settle for the amount collected from existing shareholders and not go for a public offering. The objective of the public offering was to fulfill the need of major shareholders to increase their share in the company,” Khamis Juma Buamim, CEO of Gulf Navigation Holding Group, said.“Based on the directives of the board of directors, the company will continue its expansion and increase its assets.” Over the recent period, GulfNav has been focused on restructuring the company and settling debts as it worked toward diversifying its business portfolio and income sources.These activities included expanding the geographical scope of its services, adding two petrochemical carriers to its assets, refinancing of the petrochemicals carriers, as well as launching talks to acquire new vessels and large shares in regional and international companies.last_img read more

Manitoba RCMP find starving horse charge owners with animal neglect

first_imgMELITA, Man. – Mounties in southwestern Manitoba have laid animal cruelty charges against the owners of a horse that was so emaciated it had to be killed.An officer spotted the horse last month as she was driving by a pasture near Melita and stopped to check on it.Const. Kristin Foreman says the mare was small and obviously sick, with bones protruding under its skin.The officer seized the horse, named Foxy Lady, and had it transported to a veterinarian.RCMP say the 35-year-old Appaloosa was put down to prevent further suffering.The owners face charges under the province’s Animal Care Act of failing to provide an animal with adequate food and water and medical care.Foreman says she did what she needed to do to help the horse.“My duty is to assist anyone in distress, so that’s what I did,” the officer said in a news release..last_img read more

Global Genes Announces Fifth Annual Tribute To Champions Of Hope

first_imgGlobal Genes is pleased to announce the stars and special celebrity guests joining in the fight against rare disease at the 5th Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope presented by PRA Health Sciences on September 24, 2016.The annual blue carpet event honors and celebrates rare disease advocates, scientists, patients, and supporters.This year’s event will be another star-studded evening with multiple celebrity guests attending in support of rare disease including Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, Married with Children) Madison McLaughlin (Supernatural, Arrow), fitness model Shaka Smith, YouTube and Vine sensations Alx James, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik, actor and SEAL Geoff Reeves (Transformers), actor and director, Edward Edwards (RoboCop and Global Arts Corp), actor, author, and philanthropist Travis Flores, and many more still to be announced. Rare disease patient advocate and syndicated radio talk show host, Scot “Froggy” Langley will be the master of ceremony for the evening of festivities.Viral sensation, patient advocate, and award honoree, Audrey Nethery, will join the line-up of entertainment with her beloved karaoke and dance skills. With over 1 million views on YouTube, Audrey has brought awareness to Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, a rare bone marrow disease, while sharing joy and hope through her performances. The entertainment line-up will also include singer-songwriter and winner of American Idol season 5, Taylor Hicks.The evening’s program will also include a special collaboration performance by the finalists from season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. The top finalists from the season are coming together for a first-ever collaboration performance in support of the rare disease community and to honor Global Genes advocate, the late Christina Grimmie, who tragically passed away this past June. Recording artists Ryan Whyte Maloney, Cali Tucker (niece of country legend Tanya Tucker), Jake Barker, Biff Gore, and Jake Worthington will re-unite for this powerful and moving performance.The 5th Annual RARE Patient Advocacy Summit will take place the two days prior to the Tribute, September 22 – 23. The Summit assists patient advocates in becoming successful activists and offers support to help navigate their rare disease journey.Presenting sponsor: PRA Health SciencesTo date Tribute and Summit include Champions and Patient Advocacy Summit sponsors include: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Horizon Pharma, Genentech, Pfizer and Walgreens. Additional sponsorships provided by: Allied Intrade, Audentes Therapeutics, Amicus, Shire, Healthcare at Home, Novartis, Vertex, BioMarin, Clear Pharma, Everylife Foundation, Mallinckrodt, Recordati Rare Disease, Biogen Idec, Takeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Abeona Therapeutics, Chiassma Pharmaceuticals, Ambry Genetics, Akcea Therapeutics, Janssen, Sigma Tau, Cambridge BioMarketing, Alnylam, Dohmen Life Sciences Services, BIO, FK Health, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Jazz Pharmaceuticals, IDIS, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Third Rock Ventures, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Voyager Therapeutics, PhRMA, Retrophin, Raptor, RegenxBio, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Sobi, SmithSolve, Spark Therapeutics, Illumina and Ultragenyx.To learn more about Global Genes and event sponsorship opportunities, visit www.globalgenes.org/events.last_img read more

Canadian presence on 2018 US TV upfronts

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The headlines were supposed to be about Hannah Simone, an actor who belongs to the world (Canada included), being cast as the Greatest American Hero on ABC this fall. Even though the update of the early 1980s show got a pilot order, ABC isn’t going forward with the reboot.We do have the wrapup of the U.S. TV upfronts where major networks determine which shows are cancelled, renewed, or might get a new run either as a midseason replacement or on another network. Within that world, we look at where Canadians are in the U.S. TV landscape.Nathan Fillion is in the lead role of The Rookie on ABC about the LAPD’s oldest rookie. Facebook Rachelle Lefevre is the lead in Proven Innocent on Fox this fall. Lefevre plays a woman who is wrongfully convicted who later becomes a lawyer to fight for those who are wrongfully convicted. You might recall Lefevre in many roles but she recently portrayed Olivia Bloom in Mary Kills People.Athena Karkanis will be one of the actors on Manifest, a new NBC drama about a airline flight where when they land, they discover the world has advanced 5 years. You might know Karkanis from the third season of The Border on CBC.last_img read more

US expands probe into air bag failures to 123M vehicles

DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash.As many as five deaths are blamed on the problem. The probe covers parts made by made by ZF-TRW that were installed in Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler vehicles from the 2010 through 2019 model years.Government documents say electrical signals can interfere with a circuit that monitors crash sensors. The interference can damage the circuit.Investigators recently found two serious crashes involving 2018 and 2019 Toyota Corollas in which the air bags did not inflate. One person was killed. The agency opened an investigation in March of 2017 involving Hyundais and Kias. Four fatalities were reported at that time.The Associated Press read more

Swatch treats Germanspeaking investors to annual report in idiosyncratic Swiss dialect

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2013 7:28 am MDT BERLIN – How to show your attachment to your small Alpine country when you’re a globally known watch manufacturer? Try writing your annual financial report in the local dialect impenetrable to outsiders.Swatch Group AG, Switzerland’s biggest watch maker, issued its 216-page report for 2012 Wednesday in Swiss German — an idiosyncratic form of the language that often baffles other native German speakers. Swiss films are typically shown with subtitles in neighbouring Germany.Chairwoman Nayla Hayek said the language switch was meant as “a positive provocation” and she was confident the Swiss “will respond to this expression of our deep connection to our roots with a wink.”The company says net earnings rose 26 per cent last year to 1.61 billion francs ($1.71 billion). Revenue rose 14 per cent to 8.14 billion francs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Swatch treats German-speaking investors to annual report in idiosyncratic Swiss dialect read more

CRA implements new measures in effort to help streamline tax filing

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 6, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 6, 2016 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Tax season is upon us once again and the Canada Revenue Agency has implemented several new measures in an effort to help streamline the filing of income tax returns.Tax partner Bruce Ball at BDO Canada says missing slips can be a common problem for many people, but the changes make it harder for them to slip through the cracks.Those registered with CRA’s My Account service can use a new auto-fill service with certain tax software packages that automatically fills in parts of an income tax return.Ball said it will be a “good check” to make sure that people have included everything in their tax filings, especially if they’re doing their own return.“I think that will help increase the accuracy in terms of missing things,” he said.The auto-fill service will help fill in certain information on a tax return including T4 and T5 slips. Filers will still have to check to ensure the information is correct and if they notice a mistake, they’ll have to contact whoever issued the slip.The Canada Revenue Agency has also updated notices of assessment.The forms, which are sent after the government processes tax returns, includes an account summary, explanation of changes as well as an RRSP deduction limit and other details.Marc Lacasse, the director of the agency’s international and Ottawa tax services office, said the form has been simplified.“All of the relevant information will fit on one page,” he said.Lacasse said the agency’s mobile apps have been improved to allow people to change their addresses and direct deposit information.If people are using someone to help prepare their tax return, Ball said it’s important to update them on any big life changes. That includes getting married, especially if they are at the lower end of the income range.“It might impact their qualification for credits and that sort of thing,” Ball said.Ball said if people are using a professional for their taxes, they should ensure they have all of their information before they start.“That’s probably one of the things that would make your bill a little higher, if you bring in some of it and then you discover more of it later and bring some more in,” he said.“We tend to give clients an organizer, so we give them sort of a checklist of things that we need to get from them. So for the clients who have been with us for a while, they get the process pretty well too.”The deadline to file tax returns is April 30, but because it falls on a Saturday this year, people have until May 2.For the self-employed and their spouses and partners, the deadline is June 15, but if they owe the government money, they still have to pay it by May 2. CRA implements new measures in effort to help streamline tax filing The T1 General tax form for 2015 is shown in this recent photo. Tax season is upon us once again and the Canada Revenue Agency has implemented several new measures in an effort to help streamline the filing of income tax returns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy read more

Demand for big buses holds firm in 2006

‘Bus and coach registrations did very well in the first half of 2006,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive. ‘This was mainly as bus and coach makers delivered fleets ordered the previous year. More recently the pace slowed and we expect a similar picture for most of 2007. Regulatory changes in April and September may have had some effect on registration patterns, but probably less than the normal seasonal variations in this market. ‘Despite that variable performance, the 2,906 total for big buses in 2006 is in line with the five year annual average. In all other sectors too, except mini buses, annual registration trends are in line with that five year annual average, though the month by month performance is often more variable.’ The final quarter of 2006 saw a total of 2,296 bus and coach registrations. This was 21.2 per cent down on the fourth quarter of 2005, underlining the uncertain outlook for the total sector over the second half of 2006. For the buses over 8.5t and coaches over 16t registration totals were down respectively 34.6 and 27.5 per cent on the fourth quarter of 2005. For the three months to May 2006 the respective changes were up by 28.7 and 22.4 per cent on the same three months in 2005. After a strong start to the year in most sectors, registration trends diverged after May. The growth revival for mini buses evaporated and the further growth push in the 3.5 to 8.5t GVW sectors petered-out. The 8.5 to 16t weight segments had the best growth trend through the year, ending 9.8 per cent up on 2005 and well above the 2001 to 2006 average. More recently the pace slowed and the picture for most of 2007 should be similar, with seasonal patterns possibly affected by the regulatory distortions in 2006. Buses above 8.5t164– 36.9%2,9060.6%2,899 The following table and charts give more details of annual trends by gross vehicle weight.   Coaches 16t+38– 33.3%9337.1%831 New bus and coach registrations in the United Kingdom – 2006 December 2006 bus and coach registration data Single-deck buses: Demand for big buses holds firm in 2006 2006’s big bus registrations on par with 2001 to 2006 annual average of 2,899 units. Single-deckers lead the big bus sector, taking 70.3% of the year’s 2,906 registrations Autumn registrations drop below the strong showing in the spring. 16t +43– 59.0%796– 1.8%567 8.5 – 16t6221.6%1,2469.8%1,134 Total buses and coaches676– 25.5%11,737– 6.1%12,034 Single-deck buses total571– 21.7%9,789– 6.2%9,850 3.5 – 8.5t18417.2%2,934– 5.5%2,015 minibuses to 3.5t282– 32.2%4,813– 10.7%6,104 16t + double-deck buses59– 43.3%864– 8.3%1,168 December% change*YTD 2006% change*Annual Average 2001 to 2006 All coaches46– 27.8%1,084– 3.0%1,016 All buses630– 24.4%10,653– 6.4%11,018 The statistics in the above table are based on all vehicles registered in the UK with a bus and coach body. The data covers all vehicles, from minibuses to double-deck buses and coaches. Notes Source: SMMT MVRIS Reports (NR3-BC) *NB: Percentage changes are on the same period a year before YTD: Year-to-dateClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Coaches 3.5 – 16t8– 52.9%151– 38.6%185 read more

Education day for teaching assistants

Brock University’s teaching assistant day is being held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.TA day offers a full day of professional development for new and returning Brock teaching assistants, marker graders, lab demonstrators and tutorial leaders. Participants will learn about TA roles and responsibilities while developing the skill set required for these positions. They will learn effective teaching strategies and become familiar with the opportunities and resources available. Sessions include topics like: What to do the First Day and Marking and Grading. Participants in the full day conference earn three TA credits towards a TA certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Online registration is now open.If you have questions contact the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at cpi@brocku.ca or 905-688-5550 x3933 or visit TH136-137, across from the Guernsey Market. read more

Scholarship turns students into fulltime entrepreneurs

It’s going to be a busy summer for two Brock University students who have won business scholarships.Each year, the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurship Award provides two Brock students with $10,000 in funding that allows them to spend a full semester working on their business ideas in partnership with BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business.The scholarship is generously provided by Brock graduate Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84) who has shown incredible dedication to supporting entrepreneurship at the Goodman School.Ethan Foy and Olivia Poulin, the 2017 award recipients, are now one week into their four-month terms as full-time entrepreneurs.Foy, a fifth year neuroscience student from Oakville, is working on his idea called Lifepoints. The mobile application will reward users for time spent at a fitness facility with points they can later cash in at local businesses.Foy says receiving the award is a dream come true for him.“A lot of times as an entrepreneur, especially in the early stages, it can seem impossible and you think, ‘how can I ever pull this off?’ But having the monetary support so you can work on your idea full-time really gives you a sense of confidence,” he said.Poulin, a third year business student from Niagara Falls, is working on her business, Olivia’s Pupadise, a pet and home care business that won her a finalist spot in Brock Innovation Group’s Monster Pitch competition earlier this year.Poulin is looking forward to the rest of the summer where she’ll have more time to fine-tune her company.“Since I started this business I’ve been spending a lot of time working with clients. Now it’s time to focus on the operations and instituting things that will set us up for long-term growth,” she said. “I think it’s amazing that our school is so driven by programs like this.“It’s a testament to how much people care about the students here. Money is usually a big stress point and knowing you can go all chips in because you have the backing of someone like Deborah is invaluable.”Foy and Poulin will benefit from regular meetings with an expert panel comprised of Goodman faculty and staff and Innovate Niagara members. They’ll also be able to set up shop in the BioLinc space at Brock, where they can collaborate with other student entrepreneurs on a daily basis.Foy is no stranger to BioLinc, having spent countless hours in the business incubator since hearing a presentation in his class about the new facility in his second year.“From that moment in the presentation, my life changed forever,” he said. “I love the time I spend at BioLinc. Ever since I walked through the doors, everything has become this entrepreneurial mindset. You see a problem and try to figure out how to fix it,” he said.“I think one of the great things about this award is that it actually provides you with collaborative space to work out of, which I think is one of the most important things you can offer an entrepreneur,” he said.After spending some time in BioLinc, entrepreneurship took on a life of its own for Foy, who believes entrepreneurship is not a career path or a job — it becomes a lifestyle.“Entrepreneurship is really just seeing a problem in the world and having the courage to stand up and say, ‘I’m going to fix that problem or I’m going to fill that void,’ with something I come up with,” he said. read more

First class carriages on busy trains should be cut to stop overcrowding

first_imgIn almost all cases, passengers were standing in standard class carriages, which seat 80 people each.The new franchise, which will begin in December 2018, could see the introduction of high capacity metro-style carriages on the busiest lines.It is hoped they would enable a “better balance” of seating and room for standing passengers, space for wheelchairs and pushchairs on shorter journeys and quicker boarding and alighting at stations.Extending the number of carriages on stopping services from eight or 10 to 12 carriages and providing more seats on high speed services is also being considered.Some 640,000 journeys are made on 1,900 trains on the lines every weekday, yet only 77 per cent of passengers are satisfied with Southeastern services according to the latest Transport Focus survey, the worst performance in Britain apart from Southern and Thameslink. Government officials are examining a number of measures which could have a negative impact on some passengers.They are proposing a reduction in the number of trains that call at some less well-used stations to cut journey times to key locations, and a limit in the choice of central London destinations from individual stations with the aim of providing a more regular and reliable service.The operator which secures the franchise will be required to form an alliance with Network Rail, which is responsible for railway infrastructure.Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, said: “Services on the South Eastern rail network have been unacceptably poor for far too long.”Passengers have endured disruption, overcrowding and delays, particularly during redevelopment work at London Bridge station, and they deserve better.”That is why this consultation is so important. Appointing a new franchise operator from 2018 provides us with a great opportunity to sort out the problems which have plagued the South Eastern network, and deliver the high quality of service that customers expect.”We are going to do things differently. I want passengers to enjoy more space and comfort, more and better communication with the operator, and a consistently reliable performance.”Mr Grayling announced in December that he would not devolve responsibility for the South Eastern franchise to London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan.He claimed Transport for London’s business plan did not offer extra capacity and was simply based on “a belief” that the organisation could run the system more effectively.But Mr Grayling was accused of putting politics ahead of passengers over the issue after a leaked letter showed he opposed the policy in 2013 as he wanted to keep the network “out of the clutches” of any future Labour mayor. First class carriages on busy trains should removed to ease overcrowding, the Department for Transport The DfT consultation closes on May 23 and a summary report will be published in September this year. The DfT acknowledged that first class seats “remain popular on certain routes” such as the main line to Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, but said removing them would “create more room for passengers”.center_img First class carriages on busy trains should be removed to ease overcrowding, the Department for Transport  (DfT) has suggested following a Telegraph investigation.Services could be made entirely standard class under a new franchise agreement for routes currently operated by Southeastern, as part of measures the DfT are considering in a public consultation.The DfT’s recommendations follows a Telegraph investigation which found that many first class carriages remain half-empty even in rush hours.The research, commissioned by The Telegraph in 2013, involved intercity trains arriving at Paddington, Waterloo, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross between 8am and 9am on three consecutive weekdays.Trains typically had three first-class carriages and five in standard class. Less than a fifth of the first-class carriages were full or nearly full, and some had only three or four people in carriages with 48 seats. 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. First class carriages on busy trains should removed to ease overcrowding, the Department for TransportCredit:AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Anorexic teenager released five days before suicide was failed by the Priory

first_imgPippa McManus and dog “The tear in the thread of our family will never be mended. Pip spent her last three years fighting against against anorexia, malnutrition, depression and self-harm.”Too many of our children are dying from this terrible illness [anorexia]. Effective treatment is needed more quickly, and if this had been available to out beautiful daughter, maybe she would still be alive today.”The teenager’s father, Jim McManus, said his daughter had been “failed” and describe some of the care she had received as “quite disturbing”.“It’s not the ending we want, however the jury came up with the right answers,” he said.”It was quite deflating to see all the hard, goodwill, for her to build her weight back up – she desperately wanted to get her life back on track – and the illness would suddenly, at a flick of a finger, pull her back down to earth again.”It wasn’t pleasant at all. She was a lovely girl, plenty of fun. Always active.”Paula Stanford, Hospital Director of the Priory Hospital Altrincham, said: “Our heartfelt sympathies are with Pip’s family and we will now carefully consider the findings of the jury.” The tear in the thread of our family will never be mendedMarie McManus The jury criticised the planning for her discharge, and found there was “inadequate engagement of community support” for Pip’s family and a “failure to implement a care plan in a timely manner”.They did not, however, criticise the decision to release her itself.The Priory is one of the UK’s largest mental health providers and has multi-million pound contracts with the NHS.Last year the mother of 14-year-old Amy El-Keria, who died from neglect at a Priory facility, to lose the contracts. Pippa’s parents believe she would be alive but for care failingsCredit:MEN The court found staff at The Priory Hospital Altrincham had developed “no relationship” with people who could have help safeguard the teen once she was released, despite having cared for her for a year.Yesterday her parents said failings in their daughter’s care were “quite disturbing” and had been responsible for her death.Following the argument in 2015, Pippa walked away from the family home in Frances Avenue to Gatley station, where she stepped in front of a train. The Priory released a severely anorexic teenage girl without telling her parents she was at risk of suicide five days before she walked in front of a train.An inquest into the death of 15-year-old Pippa McManus found the private hospital also failed to organise proper aftercare for the teenager, who took her own life.A jury at stockport Coroner’s court heard how on the day she died, Pippa had argued with her family over excessive use of the gym and warned she was going to kill herself. Speaking outside court, Pippa’s mother Marie said: “We believe the failings of our daughter’s care, from beginning to end, resulted in her death. 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.last_img read more

Schools may no longer ban pupils from having dreadlocks after  Rastafarian boy

Schools may no longer ban pupils from having dreadlocks, after a Rastafarian boy had his hair ban overturned.On his first day of school last September, 12-year-old Chikayzea Flanders was put into isolation and told that his dreadlocked hair did not comply with the school’s uniform policy. He was told that he can only return to lessons if he cuts off his hair.His lawyers, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), argued that his dreadlocks were a fundamental tenet of his Rastafarian beliefs and therefore should be exempt from the policy.Fulham Boys School (FBS), a Church of England free school in West London, has now backed down following legal action by the Flanders family.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The school was ordered by the County Court to pay Chikayzea and his mother Tuesday Flanders a settlement and cover their litigation costs. The EHRC said that Chikayzea, who now attends a nearby school, is welcome to return to Fulham Boys School, should he wish to, provided that his dreadlocks are tied up so that they do not touch the top of his collar, or covered with a cloth of colour to be agreed by the school.While the case will not formally set a legal precedent, the EHRC believe it may discourage other schools from employing similar discriminatory uniform policies. At the heart of this issue is a young boy who is entitled to express his religious beliefs and access an educationDavid Isaac, EHRC chair 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. David Isaac, chair at the EHRC, said: “We funded this case because no child should be prevented from attending their chosen school because of inflexible uniform policies that discriminate against children on the basis of their race or religious beliefs.”He added: “At the heart of this issue is a young boy who is entitled to express his religious beliefs and access an education.“We are pleased that the school has acknowledged their failings in this instance and has agreed to revise its policies.FBS has been told by its governors’ complaints resolution committee to review its uniform policy to ensure it complies with legislation, and also to provide staff with equality and diversity training. It said it will also review its complaints policy.Alun Ebenezer, the school’s headmaster, said: “FBS can confirm that a case was settled earlier this year with no admission of liability made. There was no ruling on the acceptability of dreadlocks, no ruling governing the pupil’s return to the school and no judgement made on the school’s enforcement of its policies.  Reports otherwise are inaccurate.”FBS considers this case closed. The school will continue to enforce its uniform and appearance policy as a necessary and core part of its inclusive ethos.” read more