Security beefed up in Punjab

first_imgSecurity was beefed up in parts of Punjab on Sunday, a day after Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mahinderpal Bittu, a key accused in the “2015 Bargari sacrilege incident” was murdered at Patiala’s high security Nabha prison.Tension prevailed in Faridkot’s Kotkapura, the home town of Bittu, as several followers of Dera Sacha Sauda started gathering after his body was brought and kept at the ‘Naam Charcha Ghar’ (congregation place) of the Dera (sect). Dera members refused to cremate the body until, what they termed ‘real culprits’’ behind the incident were identified and punished.Bittu’s son Parminder also alleged that his father has been killed under a conspiracy, which should be probed.Harcharan Singh, a member of Dera’s committee, said “We want all sacrileges-related cases against Bittu be dropped and a judicial inquiry into the murder incident to identify real culprits.”Bittu (49), who was attacked by other inmates Gursewak Singh and Maninder Singh on Saturday was rushed to Civil Hospital at Nabha, where he was declared brought dead. Both assailants were produced before a local court in Patiala and were sent to police remand for four days.Flag marchesTo prevent any untoward incident, paramilitary forces along with the State police were deployed in Kotkapura. Police conducted flag marches in Faridkot and neighbouring Moga districts.“Adequate number of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in Kotkapura and other parts to ensure that law and order is maintained,” said M.S. Chhina, Inspector General of Police, Ferozepur Range.Opposition parties hit out at the State government over deteriorating law and order situation.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered an inquiry into the fatal assault.Probe ordered into murder in Punjab prisonPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the fatal assault on the main accused in the “Bargari sacrilege” incident at the New Nabha prison, warning of stringent punishment for the assailants.An initial probe revealed that accused Mahinderpal Bittu, 49, died after he was attacked by two inmates. He was rushed to a hospital at Nabha, where he was declared brought dead, said an official spokesperson.ADGP Prisons Rohit Chaudhary will head the fact-finding committee, which has been asked to submit the report within three days.last_img read more

PFL king Ceres faces tough AFC ‘Champs’ draw

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Pacquiao perfecting a surprise package? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? A daunting challenge awaits Ceres-Negros in its bid to qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League for the first time.The Busmen, who punched their ticket to the preliminary round of Asia’s premier club competition after ruling the Philippines Football League last June, have been drawn with Myanmar’s Yangon United in the first round on Feb. 5 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ The Burmese side is a familiar foe for the Bacolod-based club, which beat Yangon on aggregate in the Asean zone semifinals last year.Although the club has been a regular fixture in the AFC Cup the last three years, Ceres holds the AFC Champions League in high regard as it gives the Busmen an opportunity to play some of the toughest teams in the continent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“It’s really a great chance for us to test the development of the club,” said Ceres administrator Nicolas Golez. “Last year, we were in the competition for the first time and I think we were able to surprise some teams.”The Busmen beat Shan United of Myanmar, before stunning Brisbane Roar of Australia.last_img read more

Local Anti-Doping Lab Will Require Major Capital – Minister Neita Headley

first_img Jamaica will require substantial capital investment from other countries to ensure sustainability Story Highlights The laboratory should be able to test substances both known and unknown Discussions have taken place with WADA regarding the establishment of such a lab here The establishment of an internationally accredited anti-doping laboratory in Jamaica will require substantial capital investment and support from other countries to ensure sustainability.This was the word from Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, as she addressed a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on Tuesday, July 23.She was responding to questions as to whether the Government is considering setting up a lab in Jamaica to provide drug testing of athletes and to assist in the testing of supplements that are being marketed to athletes.Minister Headley said that the establishment of an internationally accredited laboratory with capabilities to test athletes for all the substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned list, as well as proactively test supplements taken by athletes, is an expensive venture that requires significant capital to set up and maintain.“It is a matter as to whether or not Jamaica would be able to find that additional capital (and), to convince the rest of the world that we have all the requirements for them to send their tests to Jamaica,” she stated.“Unless significant support is given to Jamaica as a location, to satisfy the needs of several countries, the country cannot sustain a laboratory of that nature. However, it is not something we have written off as impossible,” she explained.The Minister added that discussions have taken place with WADA and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce regarding the establishment of such a lab here.President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr. Warren Blake, who also addressed the Think Tank, agreed that meeting the required international standards for the lab, would require a great deal of spending.“The level of capital outlay is very deep. The laboratory should be able to test substances both known and unknown. In order to buy the right spectrometers and put the right tests in place to detect unknown substances, you must be able to spend,” Dr. Blake emphasised.He also pointed out that sustainability of the laboratory at an international standard will also depend on support from other countries.“Capital outlay can be put in place but because it is not being used the laboratory cannot be sustained,” Dr. Blake said.last_img read more

OBITUARY Peter J Michals III 80

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Peter J. Michals III of Tewksbury passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 19. He was 80 years old.He was born and grew up in East Cambridge, graduated from Rindge Technical School and Cambridge High and Latin. An altar boy in his youth, Peter was a devout Catholic all of his life, and attended Mass each week as a parishioner at St. Williams Church. At age 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1957 to 1960. He was a member of the Air Police and was stationed in Germany and France. He often recalled his service and the traveling he did with the Air Force as among his fondest memories. When he returned from service abroad, he married his sweetheart, Camille Samaria (Michals), who waited for him. Together, they had three children.Peter attended and held degrees from Boston University, Lowell Tech, and Lowell State University, now UMass Lowell. He was a caring family man who worked as an accountant and had a small tax preparation business until his retirement a few years ago. He loved his family, enjoyed playing sports with his son, and spent 15 years as a volunteer coach for Tewksbury Little League baseball. He was also a member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks.He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Camille; daughter Debra Michals and son-in-law Mark Antinoro of Newburyport; son Peter and daughter-in-law Kelly Curley of Contoocook, NH; grandson Cori Michals and granddaughter Ashley Michals of New Hampshire; step-grandchildren Sarah Antinoro and Melanie Antinoro of Acton, MA, and Casey Curley of Pensacola, FL.; his sister Janet Tosto of Tewksbury; and many nieces and nephews. His was predeceased by a daughter, Camille Marie “Camie.”Memorial Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, July 25, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or visit Peter’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff of Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington.Peter J. Michals III(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Tewksbury Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”last_img read more

SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT Wilmington Senior Center Looking For Help With Home Delivered

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Senior Center:Are you looking to make a difference? The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services is looking for dedicating drivers for its home delivered meals program. This opportunity is perfect for “mother’s hours” and for retirees looking to fill 2-3 hours of their day. Call the Senior Center at 978-657-7595 to learn more.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Senior Center Is In Need Of Meal Delivery AssistanceIn “Community”IT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Tips For Seniors Dealing With The Summer HeatIn “Community”last_img read more

ABCD Telugu movie review and rating by audience Live updates

first_imgABCD – American Born Confused DesiTwitterDirector Sanjeev Reddy’s Telugu movie ABCD – American Born Confused Desi starring Allu Sirish and Rukshar Dhillon, has received mixed review and rating from the audience around the world.ABCD – American Born Confused Desi is a comedy drama and it is a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name. Madhura Sreedhar Reddy and Yash Rangineni have produced the movie under the banner Madhura Entertainment. The film has received a U certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.25 hours.ABCD movie story: The film is about a spoilt brat (Allu Sirish) from New York. His father (Nagababu) decides to teach his slacker son a lesson of responsibility. He cuts all his financial resources and tricks him into return to the city. How he rebuilds his life from scratch forms the crux of its story.Analysis: Sanjeev Reddy has made some minor changes in the original screenplay to suit the taste of local movie buffs. The first half of the movie is routine and slow and some comedy scenes keep you engaged here. The second half is no better than the first half, say the audience.Performances: Allu Sirish has delivered good performance, which is the highlight of ABCD. Rukshar Dhillon has done good job and her chemistry with the hero is one of the attractions of the film.  Nagendra Babu, Master Bharath and Kota Srinivasa Rao have done justice to their roles, say the audience.Technical: ABCD has good production values and music, picturisation, action and dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the viewers.ABCD movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to see audience’s response.V ı N A Y C H A G A N T I‏ @VinayChaganti0 #ABCD #ABCDMovie watchable film. @AlluSirish anna this time U Rock the show with ease. I feel write strong elements in second half it will be a block buster. Now it’s decent film. Keep going anna… @SureshProdns Just finished @AlluSirish #ABCD First half it’s quiet interesting with full of comedy … Xappie®‏ @xappiecinema Suthapalli Ramesh‏ @S_Ramesh23 #ABCD First Half Report: Very slow first half so far! Nothing has happened story wise & screenplay is routine. Few comedy scenes by Master Bharath are good & Interval ends off on an interesting note. Need a big second half now #ABCDMovieFromMay17th #ABCDMovie #AlluSirish #ABCD Second Half Report: Tempo is similar to first half. Story takes a more serious turn however emotional scenes could not make an impact. Stay tuned for full review & rating shortly on @TeluguPremiere shortly. #ABCDMovieFromMay17th #ABCDMovie #AlluSirish #ABCD is a Youthful Entertainer with good performances from @AlluSirish @RuksharDhillon & Bharath. Watch the film to know about this American Born Confused Desi’s Journey. #ABCDFromToday Sateesh Botta‏ @bkrsatish Telugu Premiere‏ @TeluguPremiere Venkyreviews‏ @venkyreviews Vicky‏ @VICKY__264center_img #ABCD Ok first half nd Avg Second half.. could have been better considering the story nd compared to the original version.. Might not become hit as it lacks Commercial elements Telugubit‏ @telugubit #ABCD #AmericanBornConfusedDesi #ABCDFromToday #ABCDMovie – @RuksharDhillon & @AlluSirish ActınG, AnD Every Scene ıs EntertaınınG Not Get BoreD Anywhere ın The Movıe, SnGs & BGM Are Nıce My Opınıon – Hıt AnD It Wıll Be The Fırst Hıt For @RuksharDhillon ❤ Ram Charan Youth‏ @youth_ram #ABCD Final Report +Ve First Half Comedy b/w Bharat & #AlluSirish Some bits of #Vennelakishore -Ve Slow Phase Story Line Songs First Half >> Second Half Here is 2.5/5.0 Mirchi9‏ @Mirchi9 #ABCDMovie is a typical cliché ridden narrative that offers very routine story and entertainment. It’s in a no man’s zone where it’s neither bad nor good, making it a passable affair. Mirchi9 review shortly. #ABCDMovie Review – No Confusion- Highly Routine Mirchi9 Rating: 2.25/5 #ABCD is like the noodle that is neither tasty nor bad to throw away. It is passable enough so that the hungry person can have it for the time being, but forgotten instantaneously. #ABCD First half oka manchi sleep veyachu. Entra idhi Only saving grace right now is Master Bharath. @vennelakishore is hilarious in the role of frustrated news reader #Abcd. Thanks for consistently entertaining us in almost every film.last_img read more

These transgender asylum seekers are stuck at the Mexican border

first_imgMultiple trans women and other LGBTI youth seeking asylum are being held at the Mexican border. While waiting to enter the United States, they have been the victims of violent attacks including a fire set to the shelter they were staying at.Condemnation of the Border PatrolGLAD, a group of pro-LGBTI legal advocates, condemned the violence targeted at this group of individuals. They also urged US Border Patrol to allow these transgender women entry to the country. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘The horrifying treatment of the transgender women who have traveled to our border seeking a reprieve from violence should be utterly unacceptable to every American,’ GLAD’s statement reads.‘Our core American ideals of liberty, democracy, and human rights require us to offer refuge to those who face severe threats in their home countries. Asylum is a life-saving system that is designed precisely to protect the extremely vulnerable. We have a responsibility to ensure that system is open and available to those who need it, including transgender people and other members of the LGBT community forced to flee places where they are fundamentally unsafe because of who they are.’‘We urge US Border Patrol to allow entry for all of these women and for the others who have traveled at great risk as part of the refugee caravan, to allow them the fair opportunity to make their case for asylum, and to ensure their safety and dignified treatment while their applications are processed.’The asylum seekersThe San Diego Tribune initially broke the story, describing how these trans women (mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) are fleeing violence and are targeted ‘wherever they go.’ GAYSTARNEWS- According to the Tribune, these women survived murder attempts, saw their friends being brutally beaten to death, and were forced into sex work. Thus, not all the trans women who originally were part of the caravan made it to the Tijuana, Mexico border.‘Some of us have been kidnapped, assaulted, and disappeared,’ said 30-year-old Ivan Mondragon, who organized the transgender group. ‘Some have been forced into sex work. Here in Tijuana, one of our girls was assaulted, someone broke her rib and we haven’t seen her since she posted a video on Facebook after she was beaten.’On the month-long journey through Mexico, only 20 of the 35 transgender women in the group made it.‘I have friends who don’t have the opportunity to ask for asylum because they are already dead,’ 28-year-old Shannel Smith of Honduras told the Tribune.‘I don’t think Mexico can give me the security I’m looking for,’ she said. I have friends who live here in Mexico and say it isn’t as safe as it seems.’After this story was published on 6 May, the Tijuana shelter the group was staying at was set on fire. Advocates claim this is due to the group’s LGBTI status.Interviews at lastOn Friday 11 May, the group were finally permitted interviews, the Los Angeles Blade reports.‘The eleven women and LGBT youth ultimately were able to process later this week,’ immigration attorney Nicole Ramos told the Los Angeles Blade. ‘It was a final group of 17, which included five unaccompanied minors. They are detained and the adults are awaiting the credible fear interview of the interview process.’Ramos, who is based in Tijuana, was unable to provide more information.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The gay agenda is finally revealed and it’s beautifulTransgender woman allegedly killed by US border patrol agent in ‘serial killing spree’Transgender woman dies while in custody of US immigrationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more