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Haryanvi folk singer Mamata’s body with throat slit found in village in Rohtak district

first_imgThe body of Haryanvi folk singer Mamata, who went missing on Monday, was found in Rohtak district with the throat slit, police said on Friday.DSP (Rohtak) Rohtash Singh said a complaint was registered by the 40-year-old singer’s family on January 16, alleging that she went missing the previous day.He said the family told them that Mamta left home with her associate to attend an event in Gohana.“The associate, Mohit, said when they were on their way, they came across a car at Lahli village. Mamta joined its occupants, saying she was going to Kalanaur and will join him in Gohana soon. However, according to her family, she went missing thereafter,” he said.Body found in bushesThe body was found in bushes at Baniyani village on Thursday, the DSP said.“Her body bore injury marks, which seemed to have been inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon. The body was sent to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, for post mortem,” he said.The DSP said the jewellery that she was wearing was intact on the body.A murder case has been registered against unknown people. “We are questioning various people. We are also going through her call records and are hopeful of getting an early breakthrough in the case,” he said.It may be recalled that in October 2017, singer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead in Panipat district.last_img read more

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These are top 5 flagship smartphones

first_imgThere is no limitation to the innovations that technology is capable of introducing. It is due to the effect of incredible smartphone cameras that the market of compact cameras has suffered. Here is the list of top 5 smartphones from all over the world: 1.    Nexus 5Google Nexus comes with a 4.95-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS display with pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch) and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield. Nexus 5 comes with impressive 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU. The gadget boasts of an 8.0-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilizations), HDR+ (High Dynamic Range), that allows it to click good quality picture under low-light conditions. The device comes in two storage capacities 16 GB and 32 GB priced at INR27,625 and INR31,670 respectively. The device lacks external memory card slot. Verdict: It wouldn’t be unfair to call the device cost effective. Its high end configuration clubbed with the latest software updates and the enormous features make it a good purchase.2.    Sony Xperia Z2Xperia Z2 comes with an impressive and bold design and has a 3200 mAh battery that offers an extended back-up.The device features a 5.2 inch display having 1080X1920 pixels with 424 ppi. Xperia Z2 boasts of a 20.7 MP rear camera accompanied by a flash and a 2.2 MP front camera. Like Nexus 5 the smartphone runs on the latest 4.4 Android KitKat OS and is powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core  Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor. Xperia Z2 has 3GB RAM and sports 16 GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 128 GB with a microSD card. Xperia Z2 is priced at INR 40,500.advertisementVerdict:  Overall it’s a good gadget but lacks some features. The display lacks IPS slam which could have added to its USPs. Nonetheless Xperia Z2 is a great smart phone for videos music and Camera.3.    HTC One M8The HTC One M8’s aluminum body makes and the 5 inch display makes it a delightful in the premium smartphones. It powered by an influential 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clubbed with 2GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. Similar to Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable to up to 128 GB. The stereo speakers deliver a phenomenal sound, and distinguished 4 ‘Ultrapixel’ depth-sensing rear camera and 4 MP front camera brings a host of useful features.Verdict: The gadget’s exquisite style, and 4 ‘Ultrapixel’ camera which distinguishes it friom rest of the players make the HTC One M8 an incredible smartphone , especially among the photography enthusiasts.4.    Samsung Galaxy S5The successor of Galaxy S4, comes with an improved camera, influential health app and a heart rate monitor at the back. Galaxy S5’s finger print scanner, that allows you to secure your phone as well as the apps, is its another USP. The device comes packed with a 2800 mAh battery that offers up to 21 hours of talk time and 390 hours standby. Galaxy 5S offers 16 MP rear camera, 5312 x 2988 pixels, with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor with a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM. Other than this Galaxy S5 also supports Nearfield-communication (NFC).Galaxy S5 is priced at around INR 34,925.Verdict: Apart from having an acceptable user interface and impressive configuration, S5 is water resistant. Though it is the best phone available in the market, but is certainly one of them due to the reduced price now.5.    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PlusThe most hyped launch globally. iPhone 6 has topped the headlines surpassing all other brands. The new iPhones proclaims the Apple’s venture into the phablet market. Apple has come up with two large screen devices, iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch). Barring the screen size both devices mirror each other when it comes to specifications.The new iPhones sport 1 GB RAM and come in different storage capacities starting from 16 GB and go on till 128 GB. Quite similar to its predecessors the new iPhone do not have the expandable memory option. iPhone 6 comes with an improved battery and 8 MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). Though OIS feature is already there in many high-end Android phones but from the Apple’s line up the iPhone 6 and  6Plus are the first have it. Other than this the new iPhones also support NFC and tokenization for secure transactions. When it comes to price, the new iPhone is likely to burn a hole in your pocket. Though it is not available in all countries, but its price in India is expected to be around INR 55,00 to INR 60,000.advertisementVerdict: If you are an Apple loyalist, the new iPhones are likely to mesmerize you. but if we consider other options, an Android device with comparable features can be bought at a much lesser price.last_img read more

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Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves to Manchester United

first_imgBorussia Dortmund on Saturday announced that forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan will move to Manchester United next football season in what could be a big signing for the English club.The 27-year-old Armenia captain, who scored 23 goals in 52 games for Dortmund last season, was contracted with the Bundesliga club till 2017. He has reportedly cost United around $40 million.He will be a big boost for United as new head coach Jose Mourinho bids to reshape his squad.HIGH-PROFILE SIGNINGSUnited have already signed defender Eric Bailly and talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, with Mkhitaryan the third arrival of a supremely busy transfer window..@HenrikhMkh wechselt zu @ManUtd // Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves to Manchester United. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/mFxTgZoS3J Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 2, 2016Dortmund confirmed the move on Twitter, revealing that the Armenian has moved to United.”Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves to Manchester United. Details to follow,” Dortmund tweeted.HUMMELS LEADS MASS EXIT FROM DORTMUNDFor Dortmund, Mkhitaryan is the third player to leave the club this summer. Defender Mats Hummels and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan have signed for Bayern Munich and Manchester City respectively.He was named Bundesliga Players’ Player of the Season in 2015-16 after scoring 18 goals in all competitions.Mkhitaryan began his career at Armenian side Pyunik, before playing for both Metalurh and Shakhtar Donetsk, prior to his move to Dortmund.The versatile forward, who can play as a winger as well as an attacking midfielder, has scored 104 goals in 298 club games, and has also won 59 caps for his country.advertisementHe is the son of one of Armenia’s most famous footballers, Hamlet Mkhitaryan.last_img read more

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Mourinho: De Gea is the best in the world

first_imgManchester United Mourinho says De Gea is world’s best after Arsenal masterclass Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 05:01 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) David de Gea, Manchester United Julian Finney Manchester United David de Gea José Mourinho Paul Pogba Arsenal v Manchester United Arsenal Premier League The Manchester United manager said his goalkeeper has no equal after his record-tying display against the Gunners Jose Mourinho hailed David de Gea as the best goalkeeper in the world after the Spaniard’s inspired display helped Manchester United clinch a 3-1 win at Arsenal.Jesse Lingard scored twice after Antonio Valencia’s early opener as second-placed United recorded back-to-back away wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.However, the visitors needed De Gea to repel an Arsenal onslaught either side of half-time, with United’s last line of defence making a number of eye-catching saves en route to a record-tying evening .  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While Alexandre Lacazette did score early in the second half, Mourinho admitted his keeper’s heroics had helped decide a “phenomenal game” between the long-time rivals at the Emirates Stadium.”I told him after the match – what I saw today was the best goalkeeper in the world,” the Portuguese told BT Sport.  “In big matches you need goalkeepers to be there for you, but all the effort from the players was magnificent.”It was phenomenal game. I loved the way my team played and fought. But I have to also say that Arsenal played, in some periods, amazing, attacking football, creating difficulties for us.”The plan was when they have to the ball we all have to defend, starting with the attacking players. When we have the ball, however, we had to counter-attack fast to score goals.”Of course, they can say they had chances, but we fought and had a great goalkeeper, too.”8 – Man Utd have won more away games at Arsenal in the Premier League than any other side. Brag.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2017 The only disappointment for United was the second-half dismissal of Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman’s red card for a stamp on Hector Bellerin ruling him out of next Sunday’s crucial derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford .Mourinho refused to be drawn on the incident involving Pogba. “I don’t know. I leave for you [the media] that one,” he commented.”I’ll leave for you the Lukaku situation with Koscielny and I’ll leave for you the Arsenal players on the grass but I’ll probably [think] the same because the grass is absolutely beautiful. “I think there is a desire to go for the grass!”last_img read more

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4 days agoAlderweireld insists Liverpool clash Spurs ‘opportunity’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alderweireld insists Liverpool clash Spurs ‘opportunity’by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToby Alderweireld insists Liverpool on Sunday is an opportunity for out-of-sorts Tottenham.The defender sees the Anfield showdown as an opportunity rather than an assignment to be scared of.“You can see it two ways,” said Alderweireld after their 1-1 draw with Watford. “It’s a big opportunity for us on Tuesday. We must use that.“Then Sunday is a big opportunity. Look, we’re a team, let’s go again. Let’s go, like that second half. Our best, it’s all we can do.”That second half he referred to was the 45 minutes against Watford on Saturday which saw Spurs lay siege to the visitors’ goal until they finally cancelled out Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener with four minutes left. last_img read more

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Georgia Tech Football Player Has Died Suddenly

first_imgA general view of Georgia Tech's football field.ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 02: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Pittsburgh Panthers on November 2, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia Tech’s football program announced some tragic news this morning, as a Yellow Jackets player has died suddenly.Brandon Adams, a 21-year-old defensive lineman for Georgia Tech, has tragically passed away.“Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of Brandon Adams. He was a tremendous teammate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” Georgia Tech announced.Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of Brandon Adams. He was a tremendous teammate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. https://t.co/bNXgnwwu03 pic.twitter.com/LaZlicpnEg— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) March 24, 2019From the school’s release:“All of us here at Georgia Tech send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brandon Adams,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”Adams played in 33 games over three seasons as a Yellow Jacket from 2016-18. He recorded 41 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles as an interior defensive lineman. He was coming off a career year in 2018, when he amassed 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games (all career highs).“On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, I offer my deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends, including his past and present coaches, and his brothers in the Georgia Tech football family,” said Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech director of athletics. “As we mourn the loss of such an incredible young life, we are also here to support Brandon’s family and friends, his past and present coaches and his brothers within the Georgia Tech football family in any way that we can. Please join us in keeping Brandon and everyone who loved him in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”Adams was a Brentwood, Tennessee native. He was a three-sport star (football, wrestling, track and field) in high school.Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.May he rest in peace.last_img read more

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Family Doctors Key Members of Healthcare TeamOpEd Piece

first_imgNOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Health. Family doctors are key members of Nova Scotia’s health-care team, and this week, we celebrate them across the nation during Family Doctor Week, Dec. 5 to 11. Every day, Nova Scotia’s family doctors work hard to treat illness and support good health across the province. As health minister, it has been my pleasure to meet and come to know many family doctors and how they contribute to their communities and an ever-changing health-care system. Family doctors will continue to be instrumental in how we improve primary health care, train, recruit and retain doctors, and respond to challenges facing health care such as higher rates of chronic disease, an aging population, and timely access to quality care. That’s why it’s important to work together throughout the year and to share and celebrate successes when they are achieved. -30-last_img read more

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EOW registers two separate FIRs against realty firm for cheating buyers

first_imgNew Delhi : Two separate cases were registered by Economic Offences Wings of Delhi police against a private real estate company and its senior officials including directors for cheating buyers. In the first case, police said that the Complainant alleged that in 2005, initially, she booked a residential plot of 350sq yards in the project of a private company at Kundali in Sonepat after paying a booking amount of Rs.6.10 lakh. “Alleged Company allotted plot with the unit number to the complainant,” police said. The investigating agency probe revealed that despite payment of Rs.21.15 lakh to the alleged company, neither the possession of the plot was given nor the amount taken returned to the complainant. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Police further added that another case was registered against the same company. “It has been alleged by the complainant that in the year 2009, he booked a residential plot of 250 sq yards bearing number L-426 in the name of his wife in the company project,” police said. He paid 90 per cent (17 lakh) payment of the total consideration amount. On visiting the site, it was found that the said plot is not in the possession of the accused company and it also falsely claimed that the requisite sanctions had been obtained from authorities. Further, the development of the entire L Block has not been made even after the receipt of EDC charges in the year 2009. Even after the passage of eight years, the alleged company neither gave possession of the plot nor returned back the amount received from the complainant. The case was registered under sections 406/420/120B IPC in EOW police station.last_img read more

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Manitoba Tory accused of showing naked photos to assistant to remain in

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Manitoba member of the legislature investigated for showing his assistant a picture of naked women on his cellphone is to remain in the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.Rick Wowchuk, who was re-elected in Swan River in last week’s election, was found to have breached workplace policy.CBC News reported days before the election that Wowchuk’s female constituency assistant had also alleged that he called her from the bathtub and made inappropriate comments about her wearing a bikini.He apologized during the election, saying he deeply regretted causing any offence.Tory caucus chairman Wayne Ewasko confirms Wowchuk is still in caucus and remains the MLA for Swan River.Ewasko isn’t providing any details on what the caucus discussed.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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SecretaryGeneral welcomes US pledge of renewed engagement with UN

“US leadership at the United Nations is essential, given the complex array of challenges facing the international community, from climate change, to issues of peace and security, to human rights,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. Ms. Rice told a gathering at New York University yesterday that “the UN is imperfect, but it is also indispensable. There can be no substitute for the legitimacy the UN can impart or its potential to mobilize the widest possible coalitions.” She added that the Organization is “essential to our efforts to galvanize concerted actions that make Americans safer and more secure,” in her wide-ranging remarks, in which she also noted that the US was now in a position to clear all its peacekeeping arrears for the 2005-2008 period and meet its obligations in full for 2009. The statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson stated that providing the resources necessary to allow the UN to undertake the jobs asked of it is essential, and that the Secretary-General welcomed the recent US contributions to the world body. “The Secretary-General is committed to continuing the reform process and looks forward to working with the United States, and all the Member States of the United Nations, to ensure that the Organization can meet the demands asked of it by Member States in the most effective, efficient and accountable way possible,” it added. 13 August 2009UN AffairsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the commitment to renewed United States engagement with the United Nations as stressed by US Ambassador Susan Rice, as well as the Government’s recent contributions to the world body’s budget. read more

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Sujeewa says no to Nelly Sean

UNP Parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe questioned how it is that the government is giving the green light for award winning singers Nelly and Sean Kingston to perform in Sri Lanka and yet had issues with Akon a few years ago.Reading off an entertainment news item from the Colombo Gazette, the MP told Parliament that both Nelly and Sean Kingston will be performing in Sri Lanka in July as part of a concert organised by the Carlton Sports club. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa who is involved with Carlton, tweeted this week saying that the two big names will be in Sri Lanka for the concert on the 12th of July.This will be the first time that two massively popular singers will be on one stage on the same day in Sri Lanka.The Facebook event page of the concert said that more details including about ticket sales will be announced later. (Colombo Gazette) Senasinghe said that Nelly and Sean Kingston were associated with an organisation which was misusing the name of Buddha and as a country which has very strong Buddhist values it was surprising that Nelly and Sean Kingston will be allowed to perform in Sri Lanka. “I remember there was a big issue about Akon just because there was a small picture of Buddha in one of his videos,” the MP said.He also tabled in parliament the names of the organisations Nelly and Sean Kingston are associated with. He refrained from mentioning the name of MP Namal Rajapaksa who was quoted in the news item announcing the arrival of Nelly and Kingston to Sri Lanka for the concert. Click here for related story read more

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UN rights experts call for transparency in the use of armed drones

“Drones are not inherently illegal weapons,” Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, acknowledged at a panel that discussed his new report as well as that of Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. “But we need to focus on their use,” he stressed, pointing out that more and more States were likely to use the remote-controlled airborne weapons, which can act with lethal force almost simultaneously with detection of targets. “A world where multiple States use such weapons in secrecy is a less secure world.”He urged concerted effort to maintain protections of the full range of international law in the face of drone use, including human rights and humanitarian standards, the applications of which have become problematic as countries functionally widened the definition of battle zones and appropriate targets in the fight against terrorism and insurgencies. Mr. Heyns said in addition, that the right to life must be protected as the supreme right, along with the right not to be deprived of life without strong legal rationales.“Both States using drones and States on whose territory drones are used have their own obligations to respect international standards and prevent violations,” he said in his report, The report emphasised that the legal framework for maintaining international peace as well as preserving the right to life makes up “a coherent and well-established system.” Both he and Mr. Emmerson, agreed that crucial in maintaining such human rights protections was transparency on the part of countries that use drones. “I urge States to declassify, to the maximum extent possible, information relevant to their lethal extra-territorial counter-terrorism operations and to release its own data on the level of civilian casualties inflicted through the use of drones,” Mr. Emmerson said. Mr. Emmerson said his investigation into legal aspects of drone strikes came in the wake of a joint statement by 16 States to consider the issue, following allegations of disproportionate civilian casualties and other deep concerns. He showed a reconstruction of a drone strike that was alleged to have killed and wounded dozens of civilians when it hit a Jirga, or council of tribal elders in North Waziristan, Pakistan. He said it was among a number of reconstructions that had examined particular strikes and which showed that it was possible to provide a degree of accuracy in resolving competing claims. “Greater transparency is quite possible,” he said, citing security experts who denied that such transparency cancelled the drone’s tactical advantages.He maintained that in any case where civilians are alleged to have been killed by a drone, the country responsible for the strike must provide a detailed description of the incident as part of its duty to investigate.United Nations Special Rapporteurs are independent, unpaid experts in their fields who report to the UN Human Rights Council. read more

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SteelersBroncos Preview Capsule

PITTSBURGH (7-2-1) at DENVER (4-6)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE – Steelers by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD – Pittsburgh 6-3-1, Denver 4-5-1SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead 19-11-1LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Steelers 23-16, Jan. 17, 2016LAST WEEK – Steelers beat Jaguars 20-16; Broncos beat Chargers 23-22AP PRO32 RANKING – Steelers No. 5, Broncos No. 18STEELERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (26), PASS (4).STEELERS Defence – OVERALL (6), RUSH (9), PASS (7).BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (8), PASS (15).BRONCOS Defence – OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (18).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Steelers are third consecutive Broncos opponent to bring five-plus-game winning streak into matchup. First time that’s happened in NFL in 42 years. … Game pits two double-digit sack artists in Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watts, Denver’s Von Miller. Both have 10 sacks. Watt had two sacks, two forced fumbles last week against Jaguars. … QB Ben Roethlisberger has 1,169 yards passing, 11 TDs, four interceptions and two TD runs in last four games. … RB James Conner has eight TDs in last six games. … WR Antonio Brown tied with Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill for league lead with 11 TD receptions. … Broncos’ Case Keenum one of eight QBs with 6,000 passing yards and 65-plus completion percentage since 2017. … Rookie RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman only pair of teammates in NFL with five-plus TD runs each. … WR Emmanuel Sanders had 10 catches for 181 yards in last regular-season meeting. … WR Courtland Sutton one of five rookies with 450-plus receiving yards. … Miller (10) and rookie Bradley Chubb (9) most prolific pass-rushing pair in league. … CB Chris Harris Jr. only player in NFL with multiple interceptions each of last seven seasons. … Fantasy tip: Brown had 189 yards, two TDs on 16 catches last time he faced Harris, in 2015.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

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Jilted lover used online greetings card service to harass exgirlfriend court hears

Andrew WallaceCredit:Cavendish Press Alicia Renoso Credit:Cavendish Press On February 13 Mr Wallace then sent a Valentines card to her home and she reported the incident to the police.Defence lawyer, Ian Ridgeway, said the relationship ended “by text message” and that Mr Wallace wanted to know why it was ended “and that was when the communication started”.The court heard how Mr Wallace, who walks with a limp, suffered from a series of strokes in 2010 eight years ago, which has resulted in him having Cerebral Vasculitis. He had previously worked as a chartered surveyor but had to quit his job and is now living off disability benefits.Wallace of Knutsford, Cheshire, pleading guilty to harassing Miss Renoso between July 2017 to February 2018 and was banned from contacting and her daughter for 18 months under the terms of a restraining order. A jilted lover used an online greetings card service to harass former lover, a court heard.Alica Renosa, 44, was sent a series of personalised messages over a seven month period after chartered surveyor Andrew Wallace used the company’s website to create his own cards in an attempt to win her back.One card chosen by 50-year old Wallace included text saying the grave of Miss Renosa’s father was his “favourite place to visit” and claimed it was installed as a destination on his satellite navigation system.Miss Renosa, a mother of one who runs a mobile hairdressing business in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, contacted Moonpig to request that the company stopped Mr Wallace from sending cards to her address.She also called police who issued with Wallace with a Police Information Notice (PIN) warning about his conduct, however he was then alleged to deliver the cards personally to her home instead.In a statement Miss Renosa said: “I thought the PINS notice would be a sufficient deterrent for Andrew but he seems to be ignoring it.”I wish Andrew would stop using my postal address as a means of communication. I feel like he has used the last several months to try to manipulate me into getting back with him.” The court heard a parcel was delivered the following day containing a bottle of alcohol and a card from the defendant. Tameside Magistrates Court heard the pair met through an online dating site last year. Prosecuting, Danielle Allison, said: “She describes that she told him that she did not want a relationship with him, but he continued to contact her through Facebook. As a result, she blocked him through social media and his phone. She then went to the police.”Ms Allison told the court that from 29 July 2017, an officer informed her that a PINS notice had been issued against Mr Wallace but that he continued to communicate with her.”In August she received a card from him from MoonPig.com and then on October 10, he contacted her again using the telephone. During the course of that call, he implored her not to hang up and said that he had issues. She said that she did not want to remain in contact with him,” she said.It was then claimed that on October 18, another card from MoonPig.com was sent from Mr Wallace to Miss Renosa’s address. She then called MoonPig.com and asked them to prevent him from sending cards to her address.”On December, he sent her another card saying that her late father’s grave is one of his favourite places and marked on his phone’s SatNav, and that he was going to visit,” Ms Allison added. 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. She added that her life had been affected and she was “filled with fear and intimidation”. Andrew Wallace Alicia Renoso  read more

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Snapshot Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint

first_imgPLENTY PEOPLE BRAVED the elements this morning for a traditional Christmas Day swim to start the festivities.Alan Heffernan was at the Forty Foot.Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesAs was John Crowe.Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesPhotographer Karl Martini was on hand to capture some of the swimmers when they came out of the water.You can view the rest of Karl’s images and his other work here at his website, karlmartini.com – and we’ve got a taster for you here.last_img read more

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Dyle bringing live TV to your smartphone or tablet without destroying your

first_imgConsumers in Asia often get to sample new technology on their devices before we do here in the West — things like mobile payments, NFC, and integrated TV tuners, for example. We’re slowly catching up though, as NFC has become nearly ubiquitous on smartphones and Google Wallet continues to pop up in retail stores around the U.S. As for mobile TV, there’s good news on that front, too.Dyle Mobile TV and MetroPCS have announced a deal with Mobile Content Venture — a collective made up of companies like Fox, NBC Universal, and ION Media Networks — that will bring on-the-go, over-the-air television viewing to customers in the very near future. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy Dyle even on phones that don’t ship with an integrated tuner. Just pick up an antenna accessory and install the app (which will be available for both Android and iOS), and you’re good to go.According to The Verge, reception wasn’t perfect — but anyone who’s used a TV with a set of rabbit ears is probably familiar with that limitation. Reception issues aside, the picture and audio were nice and clear on the Samsung demo device.Best of all, unlike all the streaming video we’re watching on our phones and tablets right now, content viewed using Dyle won’t put a dent in your mobile data allowance. Sure, you’ll have to endure commercials, but that’s a small price to pay for truly all-you-can-watch video on your device.What do you say? Would you be willing to shell out a few bucks on a Dyle Mobile TV setup if it meant you could watch network sports, sitcoms, and news on your devices without running up data charges?More at The Vergelast_img read more

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More than 20 hurt in Keratea

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek riot police clashed with residents of a town outside Athens who were protesting plans to build a landfill to store the capital’s garbage. More than 20 were injured on Thursday, officials said. Three riot policemen and at least 20 suspected protesters were hospitalised after the clashes on the edge of the town of Keratea, police and public health officials said. Protesters pelted riot police with rocks and firebombs. Officers responded with tear gas, which wafted through the town, sending residents scurrying for cover as a police helicopter flew overhead. Earlier, another group of demonstrators cut a shoulder-high trench across a highway outside Keratea, which has been the scene of frequent riots and road blockades since December. The planned garbage dump has prompted several months of violent protests from residents. Protest organizers argue the proposed landfill is too close to a residential area and would also damage an ancient site, which they say has not been properly excavated. Government spokesman Yiorgos Petalotis condemned the protesters and said the government had no intention of abandoning its plans to build the landfill, which it said would ease problems at Athens’ single garbage dump. “We are the only authority that has comprehensive plans for (greater Athens) regional development… we will not abandon the effort that has been made and is currently being made to build this new facility,” he said. A section of the busy road near Keratea – linking Athens to the port of Lavrio 30 miles (50 kilometres) to the south – has been closed for most of the year. Protesters used excavators to dig the trenches across the road at two different points and pile up the rubble beside them on the pavement. Clashes first broke out when Environment Ministry trucks, escorted by riot police, arrived to move the rubble. Keratea residents first set up road blocks in December, demanding authorities scrap the plans for the dump. The town’s municipal officials, who support and have helped organise the protests, said they had asked to meet officials from Greece’s central government to find a solution, but have not been granted an opportunity to have their demands heard.Source: Athens Newslast_img read more

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Assam NRC India cant afford to be refugee capital of world

Assam NRC India cant afford to be refugee capital of world

first_imgNew Delhi, July 20: After nearly 41 lakh people in Assam were left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), about 25 lakh people have sent a petition to the Centre for re-verification, and it is under the consideration of the Union Home Ministry. Many genuine names have been left out and many bogus names are registered, a highly placed source in the Home Ministry said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The Home Ministry has laid down the modalities for Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam to decide appeals made by people who are not satisfied with the outcome of claims and objections filed against the NRC. The Ministry issued an order mandating the Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam in May to deliver verdict of any case related to those people whose names could be excluded from the final list of NRC within four months, said the source. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us “The government’s intention is to ensure that no illegal immigrant is registered under the NRC. Foreigner tribunals are handling issues to curb illegal stay of foreigners in India,” said the source, privy to the development. In the draft lists published in July 2018 and June 2019, around 41 lakh people have been excluded. Around 36 lakh people have filed claims against their exclusion and objections have been filed against two lakh inclusions. Advertise With Us The hearings for these claims and objections are underway at various NRC centres. All those identified as illegal immigrants under this process will have to be deported, as per the resolve of the government. The government on Friday told the Supreme Court that India “cannot afford to become the refugee capital in the world”, as it sought more time to re-verify the inclusions and exclusions in the NRC draft list. The NRC, first published in Assam in 1951, is being updated as per directions of the Supreme Court to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who have illegally entered the state from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971. There was a major uproar earlier as a decorated former Indian Army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, was among those excluded from the draft NRC list. The 52-year-old army veteran was sent to a detention camp. He was granted bail by the Guwahati High Court on June 7. While the government has resolved to deport all the illegal immigrants identified under the NRC exercise, it will have to be seen how lakhs of people can be sent to Bangladesh, which has always maintained that none of its citizens have moved to India illegally. In all probability, they will first be lodged in detention camps within Assam. After the first draft NRC list was published, the then Home Minister Rajnath Singh had visited Dhaka to brief his counterpart on the contours of the exercise.last_img read more

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Future Retail sells 40 stake in supply chain entity for Rs 580

first_imgSingapore-headquartered SSG Capital Management Group, a distressed assets fund management company, will acquire 40 percent stake in Future Supply Chain Solutions (FSC) for Rs. 580 crore, VCCircle reported. The acquisition will see existing stakeholders such as Hong Kong-based Fung Capital divesting 26 percent of its stake, while the rest will be from Future Retail Ltd (FRL) and its subsidiary FSC’s management team, which own approximately 70 percent and four percent, respectively, in FSC.Private equity investment firm Fung Capital’s stake sale yielded Rs. 233 crore in its seven years of investment in the supply chain entity, said the venture wire.The transaction values FSC at about Rs. 1,450 crore. Kishore Biyani, managing director at FRL, said the deal was a step in the company’s stated intent of optimal monetisation of some investments. However, he emphasised that the supply chain arm is of critical importance for FRL’s retailing and overall business objectives and, therefore, FRL will continue to hold a majority stake in FSC. FSC is a supply chain and logistics company incorporated in 2007. It caters to many other companies in food and beverage, apparel, lifestyle, consumer elect electronics and IT, automotive and engineering, home and furniture, and healthcare sectors.Shyam Maheshwari, partner at SSG Group, said the deal gives the firm a stake in a fast-growing logistics company in India. VCCircle reported that a rise in modern retail and increase in e-commerce activities have boosted demand for organised supply chain management.last_img read more

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