SC allows TISS action project to interact with victims kin

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed ‘Koshish’, a field action project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), to interact with the victims of the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case and their families to prepare a rehabilitation plan for them.Several girls were sexually assaulted at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, and the issue had come to light following a report by the TISS which had conducted a social audit. The apex court was told by the Centre that they would finalise within 4-6 months the child protection policy aimed at curbing the incidents of sexual abuse of children. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was dealing with an application filed by the Bihar government which is seeking the court’s permission to hand over the custody of 44 children of Muzaffarpur shelter home to their respective families. The bench, also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi, questioned the Bihar government for filing such an application and observed, “Everyday we are facing problem of Bihar. Has every problem (of Bihar) to be solved by the court?”. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe counsel appearing for the state said that children of Muzaffarpur shelter home have been kept in different child care institutions and some of them have started showing aggressive behaviour and also indulged in inflicting self harm. “They (some of the children) feel that they are captive and have been kept in over protected environment. They have also tried to run away from the institutions,” the counsel said. Advocate Aparna Bhat, assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, informed the bench that trial in the Muzaffarpur case is going on and the CBI investigation in the murder aspect was underway. She said that in June this year, the apex court had granted three months to CBI to complete the probe in the case, including suspected murders, and had directed it to widen the scope to investigate the “outsiders” involved in the crime. Bhat said that these children have to be rehabilitated but sending them to their families would not be good. “They (children) need to be looked after and they need support. Merely sending them back to their families will do nothing. Accused in the Muzaffarpur case are influential and they can reach out to their families till trial in the case is going on,” she said. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for TISS, told the court that in April a meeting was held between the members of UNICEF, the social welfare department of state government, ‘Koshish’ and others to discuss the rehabilitation plan. “The rehabilitation plan could not be formed as it requires individual discussions with the children and their families,” Grover said. She said many of these 44 children are witnesses in the Muzaffarpur case but the main task is to look after their well being. “The question is what is the way out? How should we solve the problem,” the bench asked, adding, “What about murders? How many murders have taken place there?”. Bhat said that as per statements of the girls, three children were murdered in the shelter home and skeletons were also found during the CBI probe.last_img read more

Sagarika Karan excited for BOSS

first_imgAfter earning name in the entertainment industry, both Sagarika Ghatge and Karan Singh Grover have finally made their digital debut with ALTBalaji’s web series ‘BOSS – Baap of Special Services’.In an exclusive conversation with Millennium Post, the actors talks about the experience of shooting for this show, challenges they faced, expectations they had, and a lot more. What is this show about? Why did you sign it? KARAN: ‘BOSS’ is an abbreviation for Baap of Special Services. The show, which is aired on ALTBalaji, is written by Ghalib Bhai – who I believe has weaved the story really well and done justice to the show. Ankush Bhatt, the producer/director and one and only Ekta Kapoor have done a great job as makers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainI signed the role for my character – a person who is pretending to be someone else, and why he is doing that, is the theme around which the show revolves. SAGARIKA: Ankush Bhatt came to me and told me about the show, and trust me all it took was a simple one-liner brief about the series to get me excited about the show.Tell us something about your characters and experience of working on this show?SAGARIKA: I am playing the role of Sakshi Ranjan, an ACP, who heads the special task force in Shimla. She is a righteous and strong woman, who abides by the rules. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardIt was absolutely awesome experience to cherish throughout my life. I can say it was a role that I really wanted to play (because it was a cop), and I’m glad that I got the chance to live this character and perform to the best of my abilities. KARAN: I had a great time working with these amazing people. The character which I am playing has so many shades in it and apart from that, the show has everything that we expect – thrill, action, comedy, and romance. All this is what the series is about. What were the major challenges you faced while shooting for the show? SAGARIKA: The major challenge was the tight schedule as we were shooting non-stop for days. Apart from that, being a cop, my character demanded me to ride the bike. And being my first experience on bike, I fell down from the bike on the very first day of the shoot. So, that part was a bit challenging for me. KARAN: As an artist, I believe challenges are what makes all of us grow as a human being. It’s an important part of our life, as I think whenever we reach a level of comfort, we tend to be static. Having said that, as an artist, more the roles you take up, different characters you will get to play, which will actually help you grow. What were your initial expectations with this show? SAGARIKA: Being humans, I think for us expectations are always there with everything. Even in this show, we gave our 100%, and had so much fun shooting. Having put in so much effort and dedication into our characters, we hoped that audience enjoys the show. KARAN: Obviously when you put in so much efforts, you expect and hope it to do well, and that is all we ever wished for. Who would have played your character in BOSS better than you? SAGARIKA: To be honest, I myself never imagined playing this character. But I am sure anyone could have played the role. It’s a strong character and a lot of people would have loved to play this role.last_img read more

Waqar applies for Pakistan bowling coach job says not mentally prepared for

first_imgKarachi: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has applied for the bowling coach role with the national team as he was not mentally prepared to take charge as head coach for the third time. Waqar, 47, who has twice worked as head coach of the Pakistan team in 2010 and in 2014-2016, applied for the bowling coach position with the PCB’s application deadline ending on Sunday. “I have applied for the position of bowling coach because I think I can contribute a lot in this area. Frankly speaking, I am not averse to being the head coach but this time, to be honest, I am not mentally prepared for it,” Waqar said from Australia. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “Would prefer to work in the bowing department if the board shows faith in me, he said. Waqar didn’t have an easy time as head coach in his last tenure when he was forced to leave after his hard-hitting report on the team was leaked out from the board hours after he had submitted it following the team’s return from an unsuccessful 2016 World T20 campaign in India. The feared fast bowler was accused by his critics of being arrogant and not player-friendly and unable to leave the glory of his playing days behind him as a coach. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later But Waqar dismissed this impression and said he would be comfortable working under a head coach. “I have been bowling coach with several outfits in the past and I have worked and learned a lot from other coaches. It is a wrong impression I can’t work under any coach because of my stature as a player,” he added. He pointed out that times had changed and now even former greats were not averse to working with other coaches and he cited the example of Ricky Pointing working under Justin Langer in the Australian team. Whoever the board appoints I know my area of expertise and I will stick to it and in the end, the head coach and his support staff have one target to make Pakistan the number one team in the world.” Pakistan’s first international assignment after the World Cup will be a limited over series at home against Sri Lanka from September 27 and the PCB is expected to announce the captain, head coach and support staff by early next month.last_img read more

Ontario offers incentives for electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations for companies and commercial building owners as the province tries to expand its charging infrastructure.The program, announced today, will cover most of the capital costs of installing Level 2 charging stations, which take between four and eight hours to fully charge an electric vehicle.Employers and commercial building owners could get up to $7,500 per charging space.The Liberal government has earmarked up to $5 million for the program out of cap-and-trade auction revenues.It says there are more than 1,300 public chargers operating in the province, though that includes just two-thirds of 500 stations promised by March 31, 2017 under a $20-million Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario program.The government says an incentive program for home charging stations has doled out about $2.2 million since January 2013 for nearly 2,600 chargers.last_img read more

Amrapali promoters siphoned home buyers money for personal use

first_imgNew Delhi: Promoters and top officials of realty firm Amrapali Group diverted homebuyers’ money for personal benefits and building their own empire, said the forensic report submitted to the Supreme Court. The audit report reveals that around Rs 3,500 crore of homebuyers’ money was diverted by the Amrapali top brass. According to the auditors, the money was spent on houses, luxury cars and weddings among others and also invested in shares and mutual funds. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed both the Noida and Greater Noida authorities and the banks concerned for the diversion of funds by the group. Pointing to the diversion of Rs 3,500 crore by the Amrapali Group as estimated by the forensic auditors, Justice Arun Mishra said: “Rs 3,500 crore have gone away. Due to your inaction, cheating has taken place. The banks’ inaction has contributed to it. Had you taken action timely, this would not have happened.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar “It is your own doing. You have not done anything. If you had done anything, this would not have happened. If it is not hand in gloves then what it is,” Justice Mishra told the Noida, Greater Noida authorities and the banks. The forensic auditors’ report pointed to instances where money moved from one company to another company of the Amrapali Group. The court said that that “without the active support of the banks, this kind of large scale money laundering could not have happened”. However, as per the auditors, it is possible to raise the required funds to complete the Amrapali projects. For this, they said the money diverted will have to be brought back and several other assets of the group will have to be sold. A total of around Rs 9,590 crore can be recovered from the group, noted the auditors.last_img read more

G20 Approve Agreement on Combating Multinational Tax Evasion

Rabat – The G20 major economies agreed in Lima on October 9 to approve an action plan to combat multinational tax evasion and to recover crucial tax revenues during this difficult economic period.The G20 Finance Ministers approved the agreement, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicated in a statement.This new mechanism, which will have to be approved by the heads of state and government in November, seeks to combat tax optimization techniques that cause the loss of 240 billion dollars per year in tax revenues.“It’s an historic moment” said the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economy Cevdet Yilmaz at a press conference in Lima where the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank general assembly took place. This action plan, developed by the international community over the past three years, will complicate things for the big businesses, which makes their benefits “disappear” or transfer them to territories with tax facilities.Giant American enterprises such as Google, Starbucks, and Apple have come under criticism recently for having made use of tax optimization techniques.Criticized by some NGOs, this plan has to enter into force as soon as possible without any delay, said the Finance German Minister Wolfgang Schauble.This action plan seeks to enhance the international community’s arsenal to deal with tax evasion. An automatic exchange system has already been developed on banking information to combat Individual tax evasion.“We have to ensure that we are building fair and efficient tax systems in the world to implement the new rules and that the tax regulation does not affect direct foreign investment and international growth” said the American Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

Most Canadians still investing with their heart

While we’re only human, wise investing means more than simply following your heartTORONTO — Two-thirds of Canadians surveyed by the Bank of Montreal are not able to keep their emotions in check when they make investment decisions and a majority have invested on impulse.The BMO Psychology of Investing Report also finds four-in-10 respondents to the Pollara poll say emotions play a role in their investment decisions.And 60% say they’ve invested on impulse at least once.The most common emotions respondents reported were anticipation, trust and fear.The report also found that many Canadians are unaware of how to make an investment and lack the confidence to do so.About 44% say that they are not confident when investing, while only one-quarter do careful and extensive research when making an investment decision.The report is the second in a series of Canadian mindsets when it comes to personal finances. A previous report found 60% of Canadians engaged in impulse shopping and mood-lifting impulse purchases cost Canadians $3,720 annually.Like shoppers, investors need to ensure they’re in the right state of mind in order to make the best decisions that they do not later regret, said Serge Pepin, vice-president of investment strategy at BMO Asset Management Inc.“While we’re only human, wise investing means more than simply following your heart,” he said.Pepin added that reading the business section of newspapers and magazines, researching online and seeking advice from experts can help ensure they are making the most informed investment decision.The report also revealed that 41% of respondents don’t believe they’re investing enough — with 90% of those saying they haven’t saved enough to invest and 83% saying they want to pay off debt before investing.The survey results are from online interviews with a random sample of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and older, between Nov.6 and Nov. 8.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

Logan Stieber returning to Ohio State as a coach

OSU’s Logan Stieber (right) wrestles with North Carolina State’s Kevin Jack in a 141-pound semifinal during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 20 in St. Louis.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan announced that Logan Stieber will be returning to the Steelwood Training Center after the Olympic Trials in April.Only this time, the most decorated wrestler in OSU history will be setting up residence as a member of the coaching staff.The addition of Stieber will now give a total of six national titles, seven NCAA finals appearances and 11 All-American honors to the coaching staff for the Buckeyes.Stieber earned four national championships, 119 victories and a Hodge Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding wrestler during his career with the Scarlet and Gray. All of those marks were firsts by an OSU wrestler.“I am very excited to be joining the Buckeye staff next year,” Stieber said in a press release. “I love Ohio State, so it’s a dream come true that I can start my coaching career here as well as pursue my Olympic dreams.”After enjoying incredible success while in high school at Monroeville High School, where he won four state titles, Stieber came to OSU and helped the Buckeyes earn their first team title in the team’s 94-year existence in the 2014-15 season.Ryan expressed his excitement for the return of Stieber to OSU and what the return means for the team.“Logan has been a tremendous example here as a student-athlete,” Ryan said in the release. “He completed one of the most illustrious careers in both Ohio high school history and NCAA history by winning four Big Ten and NCAA championships while leading the Buckeyes to our first team title.”Ryan said Stieber’s contributions to the Buckeyes have been more than anyone else in the program’s history, and he expects him to be a great influence to the wrestlers he will coach.“I am excited for the current and future student-athletes that will have the opportunity to learn from Logan,” Ryan said.Ryan also made a note of the importance of volunteer coach Ross Thatcher had on the victory, expressing how much of a powerhouse he believes his coaching staff is.“(Thatcher) had a tremendous influence on bringing our first NCAA team title to Ohio State as well as he mentored our upper weights, especially Nick Heflin and Kyle Snyder,” Ryan said.The Scarlet and Gray wrestling facility will now boast an Olympian (Tervel Dlagnev), a World champion (sophomore Kyle Snyder) and a four-time NCAA champion (Stieber).Those accolades just so happen to make the wrestling room for the Buckeyes the only one with these kind of credentials in the NCAA.After winning a national championship last year and getting off to a 6-2 start this year, it would appear the Buckeyes are looking to build a collegiate dynasty in wrestling with the addition of Stieber, along with the experience of other coaches.After finishing second in the 165-pound class at the U.S. Senior Nationals, Stieber will be attending the U.S. Olympic Team Trials from April 8 to 10 in the hopes of joining the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Stieber’s younger brother, Hunter, is also a member of the OSU team, but, as he is currently a redshirt senior, he will not be coached by his brother. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio States two weekend wins give program best start since

OSU then-junior attackman Eric Fannell (20) during a game against Michigan on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe No. 20 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team defeated Marquette and Bellarmine on Friday and Sunday at the Midwest Classic in Milwaukee to improve to 6-0.MarquetteThe Buckeyes defeated the Marquette Golden Flashes in a pull away victory 12-6. Freshman attackman Tre LeClaire scored three goals and senior attackmen Eric Fannell and Austin Shanks added two goals to propel OSU to the program’s best start in 50 years.OSU junior goalie Matt Smidt started in net for the Buckeyes, making eight saves on 14 shots. Senior midfielder J.T. Blubaugh also had two goals.The scoring began late in the first quarter when Fannell scored with 1:16 remaining. OSU redshirt senior Lukas Buckley assisted LeClaire with his goal with only seconds remaining the in the quarter, tying the game at two.The Golden Eagles scored twice at the start of the second quarter, however, moments later, OSU junior defender Freddy Freibott scored, which brought the Buckeyes closer to tying the game.Marquette pushed the lead to 5-3 with 3:19 remaining in the half, but that would be the last of the Golden Eagles’ scoring until the fourth quarter.Shanks and LeClaire added goals before the half to tie it at five. In the second half, it was all Buckeyes.Shanks, LeClaire and Blubaugh each scored in the third quarter, and OSU added four more in the fourth before Marquette’s senior midfielder Andy Demichiei scored with 2:11 remaining.At 14:22 left in the game, OSU freshman midfielder Ryan Terefenko scored his first goal of the game. Shortly after, Blubaugh scored his second goal of the game. OSU senior attackman Fannell scored with 12:36 remaining. As the quarter came to a close OSU sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski added his name to the scorer’s sheet with a goal.Fannell assisted two early scores in the fourth quarter. BellarmineThe Buckeyes defeated the Bellarmine Knights 14-11 behind a dominant, eight-goal second quarter. Junior attackman Colin Chell was OSU’s leading scorer with a hat trick. The Buckeye offense exploded with two scores apiece from Buckley, Fannell and LeClaire.After finding themselves down 2-0 in the first, Terefenko tied the game at two with just more than two minutes remaining in the quarter. In the next period, the Buckeyes began to click offensively and outscored the Knights 8-2. Chell scored his first goal of the game with 13:47, then Buckley scored 11 seconds later to take a two-goal lead. Fannell and senior midfielder Jake Withers assisted on the goals. Following a Knights goal by senior attackman Tucker Ciessau, the Buckeyes’ offense continued to overwhelm the Knights with six more goals in the quarter — two from Chell and two from LeClaire. The Buckeyes led 10-4 at halftime.The Buckeyes offense prowess slowed down in the third, which allowed the Knight to hang around. The Knights scored with 1:15 remaining in the period, cutting the OSU lead to 12-8. However, Fannell converted on a scoring opportunity with four seconds left in the quarter to maintain a five-goal lead.The Buckeyes were only able to score once in the final quarter, but held off a comeback from the Knights. Ciessau scored his fourth and final goal of the game with 14 seconds left, bringing the final to 14-11.Next UpOhio State returns home to face Cleveland State on Saturday at 1 p.m. read more

Lars Jorgensen retires from playing for the national team

Lars Jorgensen has decided to withdraw from playing for the national team, as he feels too tired for it already. This means Ulrik Wilbek will not only miss the AG Copenhagen player for the qualification matches for the European championship, but will also miss him for the next World Cup championship.Jorgensen said that the reasons for this are that he feels exhausted, and that the only possibility to play, is if there is suddenly a big gap in the Danish defence, i.e. if injuries occur and the defence remains weak. He also mentioned that it’s possible that he plays one or two matches in the qualifying if the results of the national team get worse. ← Previous Story Chaos in the Macedonian National team Next Story → Savevski resigned – Sundovski changed him read more

SWEDEN IN 14 FINAL Snelder buzzerbeater for another Dutch draw

4NEDNetherlands4 Olympic handballrio 2016 handball 3FRAFrance4 1RUSRussian Federation6 5KORRepublic of Korea1 Sweden and Netherlands played 29:29 (16:13) in the opening match of Round 4 in Group B. The Dutch girls played their second draw in Rio thanks to Danick Snelder who scored equalizer two seconds before the end. Ten minutes before the end, Netherlands had 26:23, but Swedish girls made turnover (29:27).Nathalie Hagman netted 14 for Sweden, while Angela Malestein scored five for “orange” girls.STANDINGS: ← Previous Story Brazilian girls qualify for knock-out stage! Next Story → RIO 2016: Six teams ready for the most important 60 minutes! 2SWESweden5 6ARGArgentina0 read more

Film set to be made about Roy Keanes childhood

first_imgTHE IRISH FILM Board has tonight announced that a short film will be made about Roy Keane’s early life.Directed by Dave Tynan and produced by Michael Donnelly, ‘Rockmount’ will focus on the legendary Ireland midfielder’s days growing up in Cork and playing football locally before his big move to Nottingham Forest in 1990.“Roy Keane is a small but demonic eleven-year-old in 1980s Cork,” reads the announcement. “He needs to get on the starting eleven for his football club, and nothing is going to get in his way.”It is part of the latest series in the Signatures short-film scheme, which is in its seventh round. Director Dave Tynan tweeted:Credit: Twitter(h/t: Balls)Jelavic joins Hull, freeing up Everton number 7 for Aiden McGeadyChelsea’s €25m deal for Matic confirmedlast_img read more

16 tragic things that happen at a sandwich counter

first_imgTHE SANDWICH COUNTER in a shop is an exciting place.  You walk up to it filled with hope.You have an idea of what you want, and you’ve pictured it in your mind’s eye.  You may even have imagined the taste, your mouth watering as you conjure up an image of yourself taking your first bite.Unfortunately though, the reality rarely matches the fantasy, because the deli is a place where things often go wrong.  Terribly, terribly wrong.Here are 16 tragic things that happen at a sandwich counter.Your sandwich being cut with a knife covered in a condiment you don’t likeYou said ‘no mayo’ for a reason.Your roll being filled the wrong way so it’s impossible to get a little bit of everything in one biteIt’s like they don’t even consider the fact that you’re going to be eating it.The act of uneven sandwich cuttingIN HALF.  You want it cut IN HALF.  Not at a 90/10 ratio.Stinginess with ingredientsCome on lads, it’s not your sweetcorn.  Surely you can stretch to a few kernels more?Customers ordering sandwiches for their entire office while in front of you in the queue‘…that’s it for that one, next can I have…’, as you watch your lunch break tick away on the clock.People queuing for five minutes yet only start to consider what they’ll have when it’s time to orderWhat have they been doing all that time?  Pondering evolution?People ordering really gross food combinations which make your stomach turn a bit‘Tuna and sweetcorn and potato salad and ketchup on white bread please!’Being asked if you want butter when what they’re using is margarineMARGARINE IS NOT BUTTER PEOPLE. Cheese being scattered on top of your roll like a garnishi.e. there’s not enough of it, and what is there all falls out.  See also, the sauce/egg mayo/other saucy ingredient being put on top of the ingredients rather than under them so that the sauce oozes out the sides.Why?  Why do they do it?An absolute disregard of your request for a ‘small bit’ of somethingA small bit you said!  Not a shovel full!  It’s ruined now.The skin which has formed over all the ingredients if they are not used for a whileFancy a late afternoon roll?  Prepare to face the skin.Globs of butterButter should be spread, not deposited in lumps.  And yet…One rogue piece of something falling into the container of something elseOnion, for example, appears to contaminate every ingredient under that shiny glass.  But what if you don’t like onion?When you feel the staff are judging you for your orderNo, I’m not having any salad.  Please don’t look at me that way.When your wrap is under-filled and badly foldedThus requiring you to chew through several layers of boring wrap before you get to your delicious filling.It’s too much.The staff say ‘No hot chicken left.’Perhaps the worst words you can hear at that godforsaken counter.Have you suffered a tragedy at your local deli counter?  Tell us about it in the comments.  It helps to share.12 sandwiches that will change your concept of ‘sandwich’ forever>Is Galway the top spot for Ireland’s sandwiches?>last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Easter Monday

first_img Monday 17 Apr 2017, 8:15 PM Half a million people attended Cruinniú na Cásca events around the country today.WORLD Here’s What Happened Today: Easter Monday Tensions between North Korea and the US, and Cruinniú na Cásca attracts thousands. Source: Depo Photos/PA Images#NORTH KOREA: A war of words between the US and North Korea broke today, prompted by Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the border between the two Koreas.#TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum yesterday that will tighten his grip on power.#PRINCE HARRY: Britain’s youngest prince suffered “total chaos” before eventually seeking help to deal with the death of his mother Princess Diana.PARTING SHOTAn article in the Guardian tells the story of the White House Easter Egg roll, and how there was a bit of a scramble to get this year’s events together. Get our daily news round up: 8 Comments Short URL Petrol prices in Ireland have decreased for the first time in six monthsHuge crowds turned out in Derry yesterday for the unveiling of Martin McGuinness’ gravestone Apr 17th 2017, 8:15 PM center_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Cannabis worth an estimated €250,000 was seized in Fermoy, Co CorkGardaí appealed for information after a Co Kildare man was allegedly abducted Under Obama, tickets were awarded to lottery winners in February, allowing out-of-town egg-propulsion enthusiasts to plan trips well in advance. But it was March this year before Trump’s staff even confirmed that this year’s roll was taking place, and people were only notified if they had won tickets at the very end of that month. NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieTwo gardaí were injured in an assault in DublinA survey indicates different pay levels between teachers is affecting staff morale The White House was further bedevilled when the company that manufactures the commemorative eggs used in the Easter egg roll had to use Twitter to remind the president to submit an order.But thankfully, all seems to have gone to plan. First lady Melania Trump with the Easter Bunny. Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA 11,605 Views Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgageholders details being compromised

first_img By Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated 1pm 12 April A DEBT COLLECTION agency that works on behalf of some banks and credit firms operating in Ireland has experienced a data breach which has resulted in some customers’ personal details being compromised. Cabot Financial Ireland Limited, the credit servicing business, was appointed by Promontoria Scarriff Designated Activity Company as the regulated entity responsible for dealing with its mortgage administration. Last year, Ulster Bank sold a loan book portfolio, known as Project Scariff, worth €1.6 billion.It consisted of €900 million of owner-occupier loans across 3,600 accounts and €700 million of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages across 2,900 accounts.In a letter dated March 2019, and seen by, a solicitor’s firm on behalf of Cabot told one customer that due to a suspected email phishing scam attack, some “personal information” had been disclosed.This included names, contact information, and financial details, including the amount of the outstanding balance this person owed on their mortgage. The letter states: Following the identification of this issue, the matter has been referred to the gardaí. We have also reported this matter to the Data Protection Commission. 24,939 Views 9 Comments Apr 11th 2019, 9:00 PM A statement to from Cabot said:“This matter has been notified to the Gardai and the Data Protection Commissioner.”The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner later issued a statement saying that it had been notified of the issue by Belgard Solicitors, acting on behalf of the firm. A statement from the Central Bank said: The Central Bank of Ireland is aware of the issue and that Cabot has informed the office of Data Protection Commissioner. Any customer who considers that they have been affected by this issue should contact Cabot Financial Ireland Limited directly.Update: In an earlier version of this article, it was reported that Cabot failed to notify the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner about the data breach, and only did so yesterday after media inquiries from this website. After being contacted by yesterday, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner said that no such report of a data breach was made by Cabot.The watchdog has now confirmed that a breach notification was sent to the office and it was an error on their part that the report was not found yesterday. A statement from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner said: “The Data Protection Commission erred in its response to the yesterday. Belgard Solicitors did submit a breach notification to the Data Protection Commission on 20 February 2019 in relation to this issue.”center_img Short URL Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders’ details being compromised The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised. Image: Shutterstock/swissdrone Image: Shutterstock/swissdrone Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 9:00 PM Share273 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

Samsung proposera la Galaxy Tab au format 89 pouces

first_imgSamsung proposera la Galaxy Tab au format 8,9 poucesSamsung a décidé de diversifier son panel de tablettes Galaxy. Ainsi, un format 8,9 pouces sera disponible au mois de mars. Alors que le format 10,1 pouces vient d’être présenté, la Galaxy Tab de Samsung pourrait sortir dès le mois de mars sous un modèle 8,9 pouces. Ainsi, le fabricant proposera sa tablette tactile sous plusieurs tailles à partir du 4 pouces afin d’attirer un maximum de technophiles. Désormais, chaque modèle a un écart maximum de deux pouces. Pour le moment, la firme sud-coréenne n’a pas donné de détails précis sur son appareil mais le terminal devrait être animé par Android 3.0, OS spécialisé pour les tablettes. De quoi être armé pour s’attaquer à l’iPad d’Apple, régnant sans partage pour le moment sur ce nouveau marché. Le 24 février 2011 à 11:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Hulu developing highly soughtafter graphic novel Postal for new series

first_imgStudios continue to pick up every comic property they can get their hands on for both movies and TV and Postal, the series from Top Cow and Image Comics, is the latest acquisition set for adaptation.Deadline reports that the series is being adapted for the small screen by Hulu and Legendary TV. No word on when it could start heading into production or if there’s a projected premiere date.In the battle for comic adaptation domination–which AMC is arguably winning with The Walking Dead and Preacher–properties like Postal are highly coveted. The report states that it was a competitive bidding war to get the property.Postal is relatively new series, with the first issue released in Feb. 2015. Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins, it tells the story of a crime-free town called Eden, where fugitives live to get a second chance at life, although their pasts ultimately come back to haunt them.The main character is a postman with Asperger’s Syndrome named Mark Shiffron, who watches as the town descends into chaos. It’s a psychological look into the minds of both the criminals that live in Eden and the family that runs it, including Mark.The series will be written by The Walking Dead co-executive producer Seth Hoffman. Matt Tolmach Productions, the company behind the upcoming Jumanji sequel and the Future Man adaptation (which will also appear on Hulu), is set to produce. Hawkins and Top Cow’s Marc Silvestri are also on board to produce.last_img read more

The Halal Guys open shop in Broward

first_imgAn added bonus of a fast casual restaurant? They have sides like fries and hummus, and even baklava for dessert.Shahmeer Alam: “Here on our menu you have the same thing you have at the cart, except we have more options.”The Halal Guys will chop it, slice it, wrap it and roll it.Just make sure you get it!FOR MORE INFO:The Halal Guys in Davie2268 S. University Dr.Davie, Florida 33324 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Hassan Chaudhary: “I tried the one in New York and it’s amazing, and I came here to get that same taste.”The menu is simple, and at under $9 an item, it’s affordable too.Shahmeer Alam: “We basically have platers and sandwiches and on them we have three options. We have chicken, beef gyro and falafel. Falafel is our vegetarian option.”You can get any of the proteins, or a combo of them, with veggies. Put it on yellow rice or it wrapped in a pita. And don’t forget to top it off with their famous sauces.Shahmeer Alam: “Our sauces are phenomenal. Basically we have our white sauce, which made us famous. People love it. It’s a mayonnaise based with spices… but it’s a secret. Our hot sauce is explosively hot. If you’ve ever tried any hot sauce, it’s on our own scale.”The taste is the same as in New York, but while you are eating, you’re not breathing in exhaust fumes from busses and taxis.Shahmeer Alam: “All of the seasoning and spices come from the same recipe that is found at The Halal Guys carts. A lot of it is a secret, so we can’t disclose everything but we marinated everything in-house and it’s freshly prepared.” Turns out snow birds aren’t the only ones who like sunny South Florida. One of New York’s most popular food items has come to the 954. But the good news is — when the snow birds fly north, the restaurant is staying.There are some new guys in Davie, and they’ve brought a taste of the Middle East and of Midtown Manhattan to Broward.Shahmeer Alam: “The Halal Guys is a Middle Eastern Mediterranean type of restaurant.”If the food and the logo look familiar, you might have seen them in the Big Apple.Shahmeer Alam: “The Halal Guys is a food cart that started in 1990 on 53rd and Sixth Avenue. It was the first Halal food cart in all of New York.”Halal is the term for food Muslims are allowed to eat — and from the looks of the lines at the cart in New York and at the store in Davie — it’s delish.Shahmeer Alam: “People love it. They say it’s just the same as you would find in New York. The only difference is better weather and palm trees.” last_img read more

Thief snatches transit bus passengers cellphone near Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for the thief who was caught on video snatching a Broward Transit bus passenger’s cellphone near Fort Lauderdale.Surveillance cameras captured the sudden theft on board the bus in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and 15th Street in unincorporated Broward County, Jan. 14.The footage shows the subject sitting near the rear of the bus and waiting for doors to open. When they do, he is seen quickly grabbing the victim’s phone with the headphones still attached and bolting out the door.Another camera captured the ensuing foot pursuit. The thief was able to outrun the victim and get away.Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives said the subject, possibly a teen, had dark facial hair and was seen wearing glasses, an olive green hoodie and light colored pants. He was carrying a black backpack.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

P Diddy Hails Anniversary Of BIGs Death As Biggie Day

first_img News P Diddy Hails Anniversary Of B.I.G.’s Death As “Biggie Day” Email Remembering B.I.G. and his legacy justifies at least one “Biggie Day” per year, but there’s competitionPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 11, 2019 – 3:15 pm The Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn, and on March 9, 1997, the rapper was gunned down in his vehicle in Los Angeles, just over 22 years ago. On March 25, 1997, just over two weeks after his unsolved murder, B.I.G.’s sophomore album, Life After Death, was released to acclaim that never died. This past weekend, P Diddy claimed March 9 as “Biggie Day,” a fitting time to recall the rapper’s loss and legacy.”There will NEVER be another,” Diddy posted to Twitter on March 9. “The GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME. Today we celebrate and honor you king. Love and miss you!!!!!!!!! Happy Biggie Day!”While there will never be another B.I.G., on his birthday, May 21, 2016, there was another “Biggie Day” in Brooklyn. How can there be two? Well he was just that “B.I.G.” The music he made by the end of his life at 24 years of age has grown in stature and the places Biggie frequented as a youth are now mandatory visits for Brooklyn-rap tourists. P Diddy Hails March 9 Anniversary As “Biggie Day” p-diddy-hails-anniversary-bigs-death-biggie-day Facebook P Diddy emerged to national attention as a rapper himself in the aftermath of Biggie’s passing. Already respected as a record executive and producer, summer of 1997 was the release of his debut album No Way Out as Puff Daddy & The Family. The 40th GRAMMY Awards in 1998 were a coming of age for both Diddy and rap itself. Will Smith won Best Rap Solo Performance for “Men In Black” and dedicated his win to the memories of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Diddy’s No Way Out won Best Rap Album that year and its single “I’ll Be Missing You,” with Faith Evans also featuring 112, won Best Rap Performance by A Duo Or Group.In our 2017 interview with 112, the group wanted readers to know that Bad Boy Records had been a supportive family in fact, not in name only. They recalled Biggie helping them out personally. “He used to give us money to make sure we had food to eat,” said Quinnes “Q” Parker. Many rap listeners feel a different gratitude, no less deep, for the tracks B.I.G. left behind as his legacy for all of us.NYC Council Approves Wu-Tang Clan And Notorious B.I.G. Street NamesRead more Twitter last_img read more