Rapists of minors to be given death penalty in Haryana

first_imgThe Haryana government on Tuesday decided to make more stringent existing criminal laws related to sexual offences against women and children. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday, decided to make amendments to Sections 376A, 376D, 354 and 354 D(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).“In case of rape or gang rape of a girl below 12 years of age, there will be a punishment of death or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years which may extend to imprisonment for life — that is for remainder period of person’s natural life,” said an official statement.According to the section introduced under 376AA of the IPC, whoever commits rape on a girl up to 12 years of age will be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which will not be less than 14 years, but which may extend to imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life and will also be liable to fine.Common intentionAnother provision made under Section 376D A of IPC, where a girl up to 12 years of age is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and will be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which will not be less than 20 years, but which may extend to life which will mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine.Such a fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim. Any fine imposed under this section will be paid to the victim, said the statement. Apart from this, the Cabinet decided that under Section 354 of the IPC, whoever assaults or uses criminal force on a woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which will not be less than two years but may extend up to seven years and shall also liable to fine.Tough on stalkingBesides, under section 354D (2) of the IPC, whoever commits the offence or stalking will be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also liable to fine; and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which will not be less than three years, but may extend to seven years and will also be liable to fine, the Cabinet decided.last_img read more

Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to extend streak to 16 straight

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release The winning streak ties the fourth-longest in Celtics history.Boston tied the game at 96 when Irving stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki and fed Jayson Tatum for an alley-oop lay-up that hung on the rim for a full second before dropping through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIrving scored his team’s first six points of overtime. Then after Jaylen Brown gave Boston a 104-102 lead with a jumper with 1:39 to play, Irving went to work on Yogi Ferrell, backing him down and drawing contact on a lay-up with 48.5 seconds to play. Though Irving missed the free throw to keep the score 106-102, Dallas never got closer.Harrison Barnes scored 31 points and Wesley Matthews had 18 for Dallas, which came back from an early double-digit deficit as the Celtics went cold for much of the second and third quarters.Irving and Barnes had chances in the final 30 seconds but both missed shots that would have given their teams the lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Mavericks fell behind by as many as 15 points in the first half, outscoring the Celtics 55-35 over the second and third quarters.Dallas took its biggest lead of the game when Yogi Ferrell fed a cutting Dwight Powell for a lay-up to make it 87-74 with 7:47 to play before the Celtics rallied.Boston shot just 10-for-34 over the two middle quarters after building the early lead.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart came into the game shooting just 27 percent from the field, worst among NBA players with at least 10 attempts per game. And he shot 3-for-15 Monday as the Mavericks backed off and dared him to shoot. But Smart’s 3 with 1:24 to play in the game put Boston within 96-94. . The game was a homecomingfor Boston rookie Semi Ojeleye, who played college basketball at SMU in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas. The Celtics won in overtime, 110-102. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS— Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 and extend their winning streak to 16 games.The Mavericks led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, but as they have several times during their winning streak, the Celtics stormed back.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Mavericks: Guard J.J. Barea won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for October for the relief work he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico. He was presented with the award at halftime. Barea has provided more than 100,000 pounds of supplies to the island, and he has raised nearly $750,000 in funds through his own efforts and a YouCaring.com fund drive.UP NEXTCeltics: At Miami on Wednesday. The Celtics beat the Heat on October 28 for win number four of their streak.Mavericks: At Memphis on Wednesday for the team’s third meeting of the season. Each team won at home in a back-to-back series in late October. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Sri Lankan minister steps in to avert SLC-BCCI clash

first_imgA major fallout between the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India and Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) may be averted with the Lankan government gearing up to extend its players’ deadline in IPL 4. Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has spelt out his willingness to consider a compromise formula after a hard stance of the SL government and the SLC. The SLC was earlier adamant on Lankan players’ return by May 5, but reports claim the Lankan Board has agreed to BCCI’s demand of allowing its players to stay on till May 15.  The minister expressed his willingness to extend the original May 5 deadline while confirming receipt of several communique from the BCCI over the issue. Citing cordial and friendly relations with India and saying that they would not want to embarrass the BCCI, the minister confirmed his decision to convince the Sri Lankan Board and its selection committee. Lasith Malinga told to returnEarlier, after summoning its national players to leave the IPL4 midway and report for the pre-tour camp to England on May 5, the SLC asked Lasith Malinga to return though he is not slated to tour England for the Test series.  Malinga is a key member of the IPL’s Mumbai Indians squad and was expected to feature in the entire season. The SLC has not taken kindly to Malinga’s absence from the Test team, citing injury but playing in the cash-rich T20 league.  Former Sri Lanka captain and current chairman of selectors Duleep Mendis minced no words in questioning Malinga’s decision to stay away from the national Test side while being available for the IPL. Mendis has written to Malinga urging him to return from the IPL to undergo his rehabilitation programme so that he can return to top fitness and be available for the Sri Lankan natioanl team at the earliest.advertisementSLC secretary Nishant Ranatunga, too, expressed his dissatisfaction over Malinga continuing to play in the IPL.The BCCI had said it might block payments of Lankan players for IPL4 if the SLC did not allow its players to stay on for the entire season.According to sources, the BCCI has been miffed at the SLC after its request to allow the Lankan cricketers to stay back was turned down. Sources confirmed that the BCCI might ask the IPL franchises to withhold the payments of Lankan players and even not pay the SLC its share of 10 per cent of the players’ earnings.According to IPL rules, only those players would be paid their entire salary who stay on till the end, that is May 22.There are 10 Sri Lankan players playing in the IPL. The collective earnings of these players this season is estimated around $56,80,000 of which SLC stands to gain $5,68,000 as per its contract with the BCCI.last_img read more

Bruce Morris recalls hitting longest shot in basketball history

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alex Cabagnot makes PBA history in Beermen win over Hotshots Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “I remember it was on the nightly news with Tom Brokaw because my parents were in Hawaii and saw it,” Morris recalled. “I can only imagine what it would have been like now.”Morris is still involved with college basketball, officiating Division I women’s hoops for nearly the past two decades after refereeing men’s games for seven years. He’s done NCAA regional games and has officiated in most of the conferences on the east coast.“Definitely would have reviewed it and it definitely would have counted,” Morris said laughing when asked if his shot would have counted with replays available now. “As you watch it, the light goes off when the ball is at midcourt.”Marshall has a permanent reminder of the shot, which was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest shot ever, on its floor with Morris’ footprints on the court at the spot he hit it from. He lives about a mile from Marshall’s campus and has officiated some preseason scrimmages there.“Other officials I know when they do games at Marshall see the footprints and text or call me to ask if it’s me,” he said. “It’s cool that it’s a permanent reminder.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Morris recalled that the year after he graduated, Marshall brought him back to be part of a clothing promotion. He was given 10 shots to try and hit the historic one again.“They chose 10 fans at random and if I made it they got like $1,000, if I hit the rim they got something also,” Morris said. “I hit the rim once and hit the band nine times. They had me throw a girls’ ball and it’s a lot smaller and I was chucking that thing over into the stands.”The longest documented field goal before Morris’ was made by Les Henson of Virginia Tech against Florida State in January 1980. Henson’s shot, which won the game, traveled 89 feet 3 inches, according to the Guinness book.While Morris fondly remembers his record-breaking shot, he was just as proud of his final basket at home against Davidson, a game-winning buzzer-beater.“That won the game so people say: Which shot did you like better. They were both great,” he said. “The longest shot is something that will last forever, that’s another shot that I can say, my last game, my last shot, it went in to win the game, that’s a good memory.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NEW YORK — Thirty-four years after hitting the longest shot in college basketball history, Bruce Morris is still amazed at what he accomplished.Morris was Marshall’s point guard when he hit the historic basket from 89 feet, 10 inches just before halftime against Appalachian State on Feb. 7, 1985.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES He jokes that the “Shot Herd Round the World” should never have happened if his teammates had listened to their coach.“I was the starting point guard and we were supposed to take the last shot of the half,” Morris recalled in a phone interview this week, a few days before the anniversary. “I passed it to our 6-foot-9 forward in the corner with 12 seconds to go and he shot it and they had a fast break the other way. We had a tremendous block on the layup by Skeeter Roberts and I chased it down. It was going out of bounds and knowing that the horn was going to go off when I caught it, I turned and threw it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe rest is history.The shot drew some national attention as it was mentioned on the news, but this was way before the internet, and ESPN’s “SportsCenter” was still in its early stages. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ker govt to retrieve land given to private party

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (PTI) The CPI(M)-led LDF government today decided to retrieve for tourism purposes the 24-acres of land at Veli here, assigned to a private party during the previous UDF regime.A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting called by state Tourism Minister A C Moideen to discuss the steps to be taken for the tourism development at Veli area in the city.Instructions have been issued to authorities concerned to retrieve the land allotted to a private party by the previous UDF government, a release said.It said the development work would be carried out through Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.Projects to be implemented include a programme to modernise water sports, run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, it said.The minister directed the officials concerned to complete the work on a time bound basis. PTI JRK APR ASV MVVlast_img read more

Virat Kohli on Anil Kumble’s contract: BCCI is following due process

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli said that BCCI is only following a due process by inviting fresh application for chief coach’s post with Anil Kumble’s contract expiring at the end of ICC Champions Trophy.Under Kumble, India have won 12 out of the 17 Test matches last season and the timing of BCCI’s move is being perceived by many as a reminder to former India captain that he won’t get automatic extension.”The process has been followed every single time the similar way and for the past so many years is what I know. Even the last time, the post was up for a change, the same procedure was applied. And the term being one year, obviously the procedure is being followed in the same manner,” Kohli said when asked about Kumble’s contract.”So I don’t see anything very different from what has happened in the past. And that’s something that the board has obviously recognized. And they want to follow the same patterns.”So, yeah, I literally don’t have any more information on it because there is a committee that takes those decisions, and they’re following the same pattern that’s been followed in the past as well,” the skipper remained guarded in his response.However asked specifically about Anil Kumble’s contribution, Kohli said that when a team does well, it is due to the equal contribution from all and sundry.”Obviously, when you have results come your way, the contribution is from every part of the team. It’s not from a single source, to say the least. Everyone works hard equally, if not more than the other person,” the skipper said.advertisementlast_img read more

Absolutely crystal clear: Shahid Afridi on Imran Khan’s Pulwama reaction

first_imgPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan played the victim card and threatened India in a hollow speech on the Pulwama terror attack but Shahid Afridi seemed to find plenty of meaning in a tasteless reaction to a massacre that left 40 CRPF personnel martyred.On February 14, a terrorist rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus which was part of a larger convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force. 40 jawans were killed in the resulting blast which was caused by the IED.The terror attack last week has left India enraged. Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Pakistani prime minister blamed India of wrongly accusing Pakistan and threatened retaliation in case India decided to launch an attack.”If you think that you will launch any kind of attack on Pakistan, Pakistan will not just think about retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate,” Khan said. “And after that where will it head?”Khan said Pakistan would take action against anyone behind the attack if India provided proof.”If you have any actionable intelligence that Pakistanis are involved, give that to us, I guarantee you that we will take action,” Khan said.Like Imran Khan, Afridi is a former Pakistan captain and he had this to say after the Pakistan PM’s speech.Absolutely crystal&Clear https://t.co/AUc79pHvfOShahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 19, 2019On Monday, Harbhajan Singh had India should not play their World Cup match against Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack.”There is no need for any relations with Pakistan, leave alone cricket,” Harbhajan told Aaj Tak, adding: “Don’t play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 16 – country comes first for all of us and we are all standing with our Jawans. Pakistan have been promoting cross-border terrorism and this attack was unbelievably shocking. India should not play the World Cup match with them at all.”advertisementAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh urges Imran Khan to find a way to end terrorAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Mohammed Shami donates to families of martyred CRPF soldiersAlso See:last_img read more

Man City end Mahrez pursuit

first_imgTransfers Man City end Mahrez pursuit after Leicester refuse to lower asking price Sam Lee 01:47 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City Getty Transfers Manchester City Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Premier League The Premier League leaders had been willing to pay up to £65 million for the Algerian, but the Foxes stuck to their guns by demanding as much as £95m Manchester City have ended their interest in Riyad Mahrez after failing to reach a deal with Leicester City.Goal understands City were prepared to pay up to £65 million for Mahrez, but the Foxes were holding out for as much as £95m.Despite hours of talks throughout Tuesday and Wednesday the two clubs have been unable to find common ground, and City sources stress that they have ended their interest. 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 The Premier League leaders had always known they would need Mahrez to force the issue if they were to sign him before Wednesday’s deadline.The Algerian handed in a transfer request on Tuesday but that has not proven to be enough to push Leicester into selling one of their star men.Only a dramatic U-turn would see the deal go through now, although that would require either City to pay well above their valuation, or Leicester to sell for well below theirs.Mahrez joined Leicester from Ligue 2 side Le Havre in 2014, and went on to play a vital role in the Foxes’ shock Premier League victory in 2015-16. That triumph catapulted the Algeria international to fame, and also attracted attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. While the likes of N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater have moved on, however, Leicester have managed to retain Mahrez for the last two season, despite fielding bids from the likes of Roma and now the Premier League table-toppers.last_img read more

Quiksilver’s New Airlift Vest Will Make Big-Wave Surfing a Little Safer

first_img The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ride Big-wave surfing is one of the most exhilarating extreme sports on the planet ― and one of the most dangerous. When a 20-foot wave breaks, it can push a surfer as deep as 50 feet below the surface of the water. With all the power of a churning ocean around you, how do you find your way back up?Quiksilver, in collaboration with Aqua Lung, has announced the newest innovation in gear for big-wave surfing. The Quiksilver Highline Airlift vest is specially designed to improve the personal safety of athletes participating in some of the most intense conditions.Airlift is an inflatable vest that, when activated, brings the user towards the surface of the water. The vest utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2) cartridges that can be triggered by pulling ergonomically placed tabs located on the chest.Features include four inflate pull tabs, an oral inflate/deflate tube option, back pocket cartridges access (the vest holds four CO2 cartridges), deflate pull tab, a proprietary overpressure valve ( that releases excess CO2 from the bladder), and torso straps. Additionally, the vest uses Quiksilver’s FN’lite neoprene — which has been to proven to maintain its form and fit over the course of repeated inflation cycles — and worn alone or over the top of a wetsuit. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Quiksilver and Aqua Lung (originally founded by Jacques Cousteau), with input from big-wave surfers, spent years researching and designing the Airlift. This game-changing product is the result of two great leaders seeking to improve the safety of thrill seekers around the world.The company is quick to point out that the vest is safety tool and not a performance enhancer, and that the user should not take greater risks while wearing the Airlift. While the vest is now available at select retail outlets worldwide, a mandatory consultation with a specially trained, in-store safety agent is required in order to purchase the product.center_img Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts last_img read more

Land Transportation Authority to be Established

first_imgGovernment is moving to establish a Land Transportation Authority by the next fiscal year, in a bid to improve efficiencies in the transport sector.Addressing the opening of the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, Minister of Transport, Works & Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, said that consistent with the objective of modernizing the land transportation sector, the Ministry is in the process of hiring a consultant to guide the establishment of the new authority.The new entity will result from the merger of the Transport Authority and the Island Traffic Authority. [RELATED: Local Contractors to Benefit from MIDP]The Minister pointed out that much of the policy framework for the land transportation service is dated and dispersed under varying pieces of legislation.Dr. Davies noted that one of the challenges being faced is indiscipline and bad behaviour on the roads, and pointed out that very few of the current systems collaborate or are linked, allowing some offending motorists to escape through the cracks.He informed that the consultant will be engaged during the second quarter of this fiscal year, leading to the Land Transportation Authority being established in the fiscal year 2014/15.The Minister also noted that the Road Traffic Act is in the final stages of a comprehensive review and will be taken to Parliament for a new Act to be passed during this Parliamentary year.[RELATED: Opening of Sectoral Debate Parliamentary Year 2013/2014]In the meantime, the Transport, Works and Housing Minister acknowledged the need for a fare adjustment, and noted that discussions are ongoing with representatives of the sector to address the issue.The Minster stated that representatives of the Ministry, whether members of the political directorate or officials, are always available to meet to discuss and resolve problems with representatives of the sector, but emphasized that such meetings must be in the context of mutual respect and order. “Indiscipline and coarseness must be eliminated from this vital sector of our economy and society,” he emphasized.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

Spring Road Weight Restrictions to Begin March 19

first_imgEach year, the Department of Transportation and Public Works places restrictions on heavy trucks during spring thaw to help protect roads vulnerable to damage as frost leaves the ground. This year the department plans to impose restrictions at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 19. That date is subject to change, depending on weather, temperature and road conditions. “We know the trucking industry needs time to prepare for spring weight restrictions, which is why we try to give as much notice as possible,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “We’re monitoring the roads daily to determine exactly when the restrictions need to begin.” A list of all roads exempt from the restrictions will be advertised in newspapers and on the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran .last_img read more

Google abandons its pixel tablet dream Report

first_imgSan Francisco: Confirming that there would be no upcoming sequel to its Pixel Slate, Google has seemingly abandoned its tablet-making efforts and focus mainly on making laptops. “Hey, it’s true. Google’s hardware team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward, but make no mistake, Android and Chrome OS teams are 100 per cent committed for the long-run on working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market (consumer, enterprise, edu),” Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Devices and Services tweeted on Thursday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app However, the company would still support the existing Pixel Slate devices. “We will fully support Pixel Slate for the long-term as well,” Osterloh added. The Google Pixel Slate was first announced in October 2018 and was later launched last November at a starting price of $599. Even though it had a nice display and support for a mouse and trackpad, CNET found it to be pricey in comparison to the Chromebook and to tablet competition. It was also heavy and had buggy software, the report said. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails According to a Computerworld report, affected employees from the tablet division in Google have been reassigned from developing tablets to laptops. For Google-made hardware, the company is now focusing its roadmap on the Pixelbook family of laptops moving forward. “For Google’s first-party hardware efforts, we’ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops,” CNET quoted a company spokesperson as saying.last_img read more

Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care able to communicate

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care.Family of Ryan Vandervlis say the Lethbridge Hurricanes player is fully alert and has been transferred to a Calgary hospital’s burn unit.He is able to whisper and communicate through texts.The 20-year-old centre with the elite major junior team suffered burns to half his body last month.He was with a group of young men who had gathered around a firepit as part of a pre-wedding celebration when a substance was placed in the fire.Vandervlis has so far had five surgeries and will need more, but his family says he is expected to make a full recovery.Two others were also burned but have since been released from hospital.last_img

Ed Sheeran Joins Celebrities For Art For Cure

first_imgArt lovers Belinda Gray and Sally Ball, from East Anglia, are organising one of the UK’s best contemporary art and sculpture shows in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease, and local services.The event, called Art for Cure, will be held in the magnificent house and grounds of Glemham Hall, Suffolk, from Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016, 10am-5pm.The exhibition is set to raise more than £100,000 towards the charity’s life-saving research.More than 80 artists and sculptors will be exhibiting, including the renowned Vanessa Gardiner, Henrietta Dubrey, Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Paul Vanstone, as well as superb artists drawn from Suffolk’s great wealth of talent.Each exhibitor has agreed to donate a percentage of their sales to support the cause, which is extremely close to both Art for Cure founders, Belinda and Sally, who have each been treated for breast cancer in the last four years.This year’s event follows in the footsteps of its remarkable success in 2014 when Art for Cure first launched, following Belinda’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Belinda and best friend Sally’s combined love of art saw them team up to raise vital funds towards breast cancer research – recruiting a selection of artists and sculptures the powerful duo held the exhibition at Belinda’s country home and hoped to raise a little more than £10,000. Much to their delight and surprise the event became an overnight success and within the first weekend they had raised a staggering £100,000.During the planning of Art for Cure 2014, Sally detected a lump and was also diagnosed with breast cancer – with the support of her friends and family she underwent treatment and is now in remission and busy with final preparations for Art for Cure 2016. Keen to make this event even bigger than the last, Sally and Belinda have not only recruited the best names in art and sculpting, but in addition have a selection of TV and music’s finest on board. Celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Elizabeth Hurley, Dominic West, Jim Broadbent, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Dame Joan Collins, Andy Murray, Delia Smith, Yotam Ottolenghi and Gaby Roslin to name a few have all taken part in Art for Cure’s Make Your Mark initiative drawing doodles, sketches and masterpieces which will be auctioned off online from Monday 18th April to help bring in more funds, visit: www.the-saleroom.com/makeyourmark.Multi-award-winning singer songwriter Ed Sheeran said: “I am thrilled to support Art for Cure, a great local charity giving hope and support to breast cancer patients.”Belinda said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everybody, those who are local and those further afield, to our second Art for Cure exhibition. We hope that together, through the sales of paintings, prints and sculptures, we will raise a phenomenal amount to support this vital cause.“Having experienced breast cancer myself, and seeing my dear friend Sally go through it, I can’t stress how important it is that we help to fund research into this disease and make sure that future generations don’t have to experience what we have.”Sally said: “Art for Cure means an incredible amount to us, it’s not just an exhibition – it’s a show which brings together so much talent from across the country and lets the community be part of it.“Art is a passion for so many, and raising funds to help beat breast cancer is a passion for us, so bringing the two together is the perfect way to help make a real difference.”Kirsty Berrigan, Community Engagement Officer at Breast Cancer Now, said: “We are so glad to see this incredible event back as an even bigger and better exhibition. One in eight women will face breast cancer in their lifetime, and nearly 700,000 people living in the UK today have experienced a diagnosis. Art for Cure will contribute to Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research and we are so grateful that Belinda and Sally chose to support us for their second Art for Cure instalment. We wish Belinda and Sally and all involved in this wonderful event every success.”Breast Cancer Now is bringing together all those affected by the disease to improve the way breast cancer is prevented, detected and treated in order to stop the disease and move from a time when people fear breast cancer to a generation where everybody lives.Art for Cure is open daily to the public from 10am to 5pm, from Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May. Find out more here.last_img read more

Law to be bent as strike by uni nonacademic staff ends

The Higher Education Ministry says some laws will be bent as a strike by university non-academic staff came to and end today.Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that there are provisions in the law to ensure action is taken against university non-academic staff who staged a strike over several demands. The strike launched by the university non-academic staff came to an end today following talks held with the Minister. However he said that the law will be bent as the issue with the non-academic staff had been resolved. The Minister later told reporters that both sides reached an agreement to resolve the issues faced by the university non-academic staff.The Ministry had given a positive response to seven demands of the university non-academic staff. Kiriella said that while a verbal assurance had been given to the non-academic staff earlier, it was now given in writing. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Nonprofit web site nets £13 million for Consumers Association

Demand from private buyers rose 17.2 per cent in March 2001 and by more than 22 per cent in the last six months, accounting for sales of almost 100,000 additional vehicles. SMMT today called for the Consumers’ Association to come clean on the sale of its car import operation, Carbusters.com. Billed as a non-profit operation for consumers, the business has just been sold to Bizzbuild.com, generating £1.3 million for the pressure group. But somewhat bizarrely the Consumers’ Association described the sale as a ‘win win’ for consumers.Commenting on the news SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘I am appalled to learn today that an organisation claiming to work for the benefit of its members should be making over £1 million on a venture which it described as ‘not for profit’ in February 2000. We call on the Consumers’ Association to end its Great British Rip-Off and give this bonus profit to the Motor Industry Benevolent Fund (BEN), a genuine not-for-profit charity which supports more than 13,000 less able people involved in the industry’.The sale of Carbusters.com comes soon after Autohit, the company behind Car Price Check, revealed that some cars cost up to £5,000 less at a UK dealer than they do in mainland Europe. Price comparisons also revealed that many car firms now offer almost three-quarters of their range at lower prices here than on the continent.The research mirrors the fact that thousands of private buyers have found the best deal on a new car is available from a UK dealer. Lower prices and longer warranties have raised sales to the private sector by more than 22 per cent in the last six months.* * * * *Notes to Editors Motor industry charity BEN currently supports more than 13,000 men, women and children in the motor, cycle agricultural engineering and allied industries. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock provides University lands for Canada Games infrastructure

Brock University has approved contributing a parcel of land at its main campus so it can be the site of a community and athletics complex that would be the central site when the 2021 Canada Summer Games are hosted in Niagara.On Thursday, May 9, Brock’s Board of Trustees voted to provide the land, currently part of a parking area, where Canada Games Park can be built if Games organizers are able to secure the required funding from various levels of government.The cost of building the Canada Games infrastructure projects will be shared through funding from the Niagara Region, Niagara’s municipalities and higher levels of government.In addition to the land for Canada Games Park, which Brock will provide on a long-term lease for a nominal-fee, the University will contribute $3.5 million in-kind through the use of Brock’s facilities during the Games, as well as a $500,000 financial contribution.“The 2021 Canada Summer Games has the potential to be a transformative moment in Niagara’s history, and Brock University is on board,” said Gary Comerford, Chair of the Brock University Board of Trustees.“This will be the largest sporting event ever held in Niagara, and the largest-ever Canada Games. As such, it will leave a lasting legacy on the region on many levels, including new and upgraded facilities.”More than 5,000 athletes will compete in 18 different sports from Aug. 6 to 22, 2021, with all of those competitions taking place across Niagara municipalities.Canada Games Park would include a sport and ability centre, arenas, gymnasiums and an outdoor facility with a track, athletic field and beach volleyball courts.Brock President Gervan Fearon said the investment being made by the University will benefit generations of not just students, but the entire Niagara community.“The investment supports the Canada Games in building two legacies,” said Fearon. “First, there is the physical infrastructure legacy of the Games, and second is the legacy of leveraging the facilities in support of university community engagement, academic curriculum and research activities involving the Niagara region here at Brock.In addition to Brock’s contribution to the Games through the in-kind and financial donations, it will also be involved from the academic and student engagement perspective.The University now has three Canada Games academic committees in the areas of research, experiential learning and community engagement.These groups are working to develop innovative initiatives in all three areas, from identifying collaborative research projects and curricular offerings to creating volunteer community engagement opportunities. read more

Phil Jacksons Legacy With The Knicks Isnt All Bad

Phil Jackson is no longer leading the New York Knicks’ front office, agreeing to leave the organization Wednesday. In the video above, Neil Paine discusses Phil Jackson’s legacy with the Knicks.Read more: At Least Phil Jackson Didn’t Leave The Knicks In Ruins