Six of 7 minor girls missing from Bihar shelter home found

first_imgSix of seven minor girls who had gone missing from a government-funded shelter home in Mokama in Patna district in the early hours of Saturday were found from Darbhanga in the evening, police confirmed.The girls were recovered by the Special Investigation Team of police led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Lipi Singh. “Arrangements are being made to bring back the girls from Darbhanga. More details will be known after they reach here,” said a police officer in Mokama. The seventh missing girl has been traced as well but she is yet to be rescued, the officer added.Five of the missing girls are witnesses in the Muzaffarpur sexual assault case. A police team had been formed to locate the girls.“The girls escaped from the shelter home between 3 and 3.30 a.m. on Saturday,” State’s Social Welfare director Raj Kumar had said earlier in the day.Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi had also visited the shelter home run by Nazareth Hospital Society, Mokama, from its premises.Window grill cut The iron grill of a window in a bathroom of the shelter home was found cut. However, it was not clear whether the girls escaped using that as the gap was “too narrow”, police said. The State police headquarters had alerted all police stations and railway police units to be on the lookout for the missing girls.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Kirsty Quince

first_imgIn the twenty-fourth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Kirsty Quince, speaks about how she got involved in Touch Football and what it means to her to be representing Australia at her first World Cup. Name: Kirsty QuinceNickname: QuincyAge: 19Affiliate: Brisbane CityOccupation: Physio StudentPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: Under 18’s 2009, Women’s Open World Cup 2011Career highlights so far: Australian Youth Teams 2009/2011 and making the NTL final in 2010How you got involved in Touch Football: I helped make up numbers at a training session for my older sister’s school team when I was seven, fell in love with it and been playing ever since. Favourite player: Sharyn Williams and Angela Barr.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means everything. It is something I have dreamed of since I was young and there is nothing better than playing for your country. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My Dad, Karley Banks, Greg Jones and Peter Bell. Favourite sporting moment: When the Australian Men’s inline speed skating team won the world championship in the relay against the perceived unbeatable Americans. Growing up watching the boys train with Dad and seeing how much blood, sweat and tears went into that one moment is something I will never forget.  What do you know about Scotland: Very beautiful. Any superstitions: None at all.Funniest Australian teammate: Sam Hammond.Favourite quote: “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Taking a road trip from Scotland to London visiting all the places along the way and then on to Paris. Looking forward to a day at Wimbledon and seeing a leg of the Tour de France. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With just over a month until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Tilray US brand group partner on cannabisinfused retail products

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. — Licensed producer Tilray Inc. has teamed up with the U.S. company behind brands such as Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nine West to develop and sell co-branded consumer cannabis products.The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company today announced the long-term revenue sharing agreement with Authentic Brands Group, to whom Tilray will initially pay US$100 million in cash and stock, or more depending on certain milestones.Tilray says it will receive up to 49 per cent of the net revenue from these products bearing names from ABG’s portfolio of more than 50 brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years.Under the deal, Tilray would be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients, such as CBD and THC, for ABG’s cannabis products.Its chief executive, Brendan Kennedy, says potential products include Nine West CBD foot cream or CBD-infused muscle wraps under the tennis brand Prince, but the brands to be used in the initial rollout are not yet set.He expects products to be on the market within 12 months on both sides of the borders, as allowed under U.S. and Canadian regulations.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Life insurers’ new premium income grows 33% to Rs 18,209 crore in Feb

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s life insurance industry witnessed a rise of 32.7 per cent in its collective new premium income at Rs 18,209.50 crore during February 2019, data from Irdai showed. The life insurers had collected first-time premium worth Rs 13,724.96 crore in same month a year ago. Insurance behemoth LIC, which has the largest market share of 66.26 per cent, registered a growth of 42.2 per cent in its new year premium at Rs 12,055.81 crore during the month, according to Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) data. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe rest of the 23 market players in life insurance business (market share 33.74 per cent) collected premium of Rs 6,153.70 crore from new customers, witnessing a rise of 17.25 per cent from a year ago. Among the private sector insurers, SBI Life’s new business premium grew 49 per cent to Rs 1,055.32 crore during the month, ICICI Prudential Life 33.1 per cent to Rs 1,039.14 crore and Aditya Birla Sun Life 21.6 per cent to Rs 222.26 crore. Aegon Life new business premium jumped 59.3 per cent to Rs 48.26 crore, Max Life 23.7 per cent to Rs 529.77 crore, and Kotak Mahindra Life collected new premium of Rs 403.01 crore, witnessing 15.25 per cent growth from a year ago. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsOf the players that registered dip in their new premium income were HDFC Life at Rs 1184.46 crore, down by 0.54 per cent from a year ago; DHFL Pramerica Life at Rs 65.01 crore, down 51.7 per cent; Bharti AXA Life at Rs 78.62 crore, down 98 per cent; and Bajaj Allianz Life at Rs 328.48 crore, down 11 per cent. The cumulative new business premium of all the 24 life insurance firms during April-February 2018-19 rose by 7.60 per cent to Rs 1,77,213.57 crore.last_img read more

Significant Digits For Wednesday July 29 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.1 coachThat’s the number of female coaches in the NFL after Jen Welter was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as an assistant coaching intern. The NBA also has one female assistant coach, while MLB and MLS have no female coaches. As my colleague Leah Libresco tweeted: “We were going to graph the share of female coaches in men’s sports, but the bars were too small to see.” [FiveThirtyEight]4 jokesConan O’Brien is being sued for stealing jokes from Twitter. A man who says he was a longtime writer for Jay Leno claims an airline joke (wow, I’m laughing already) as well as jokes about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner and the Washington Monument were pilfered from his feed and used on O’Brien’s show. Conan’s production company believes the suit is without merit. Coco, I’m gonna do you a solid: I’m tweeting a joke right now, just for you. I waive all rights, please feel free to use it in tonight’s monologue. [The Hollywood Reporter]8 farmsI’ve got my tent firmly pitched in the pro-cilantro camp, but my allegiance is being tested. The FDA has banned some cilantro imported from Mexico after investigators discovered “human feces and toilet paper in and around growing fields.” Eight of the 11 farms and packing houses investigated in the Mexican state of Puebla had “objectionable conditions” and five were linked to hundreds of outbreaks in the U.S. of cyclosporiasis. [CNN]15 percentShare of Americans who do not use the Internet. They must be so happy. [Pew Research Center]63.5 percentHomeownership in the U.S. is at a 48-year low. The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate is now 63.5 percent, down from pre-recession highs of above 69 percent. Both the homeowner and rental vacancy rates, however, have also fallen. This means a tight housing market — to which I can anecdotally attest, having recently hunted for an apartment — and a possible boon to the economy in ensuing construction. [The Wall Street Journal]200 to 400 feetAmazon has proposed that some prime (get it?) airspace, from 200 to 400 feet off the ground, be reserved for high-speed drones. The company has visions of one day delivering its packages by drone. [The Guardian]10,000 textsTom Brady’s four-game “Deflate-gate” suspension has been upheld by the NFL. In a statement on the decision, the league said Brady had destroyed his cellphone, despite investigators’ requests to access it. The phone had been used to exchange 10,000 text messages over four months — or just more than 80 texts a day. Even still, Brady’s got nothing on the 18 to 24 set — those kids send and receive more than 125 texts a day! [The Washington Post]$50,000 in bunny careAfter 103 rabbits were seized from her home, a Brooklyn woman has been ordered to pay $50,000 for their care. The bunnies had become celebrities in their neighborhood. [New York Post]$2 million a yearYou have to pay about $1,500 to license the song “Happy Birthday.” Yeah, that “Happy Birthday.” Two filmmakers upset by that fact have uncovered evidence that they say negates Warner/Chappell Music’s 1935 copyright and puts the song in the public domain. The copyright has at some points netted its owners about $2 million a year. [Ars Technica]304 million core usersTwitter’s stock price slumped more than 11 percent Tuesday, after slower than expected growth in its average monthly users. The company said it now has 304 million “core users.” That’s up from 302 million last quarter, but the growth was the slowest since the company went public. [Reuters]Don’t worry, Walt Hickey’s return is nigh. But today, for those of you who a) use the Internet and b) are on Twitter, if the significance of a digit moves you, please tweet it to me @Ollie. And have a super Wednesday!If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more

Mens basketball Kyle Young out with ankle injury versus William Mary

Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday. read more

Barca record comfortable win over Alaves

first_imgFC Barcelona began their La Liga title defence with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Alaves on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.Lionel Messi scored the club’s 6000th Spanish League goal with his first goal of the night.The Catalans came closest to opening the scoring in a quiet first 30 minutes, with Luis Suarez, making his 200th appearance for the club, firing just over the crossbar.Messi, who also scored the club’s 5,000th league goal in 2009, fired a free-kick against the bar after 38 minutes but the game remained goalless at the break.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.The Argentine captain broke the deadlock in the second half when his free-kick went under the wall and into the net to give Barca the lead.Coutinho who came in at the start of the second half for Nelson Semedo doubled Barcelona’s advantage with a lovely curling strike into the back of the net.Messi completed the rout with his second goal of the night coming in added time, as Barca secured their first La Liga win of the season.last_img read more

Warnock Cardiff wont park bus against Chelsea

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock says he won’t deploy defensive tactics when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.Warnock is preparing his team for the game at Stamford Bridge, as Cardiff are yet to record a win after four Premier League matches. In contrast, Chelsea have won all four matches.“If you shut shop at Stamford Bridge you’re going to get picked off and lose by two or three anyway,” Warnock told BBC Sport.“So you may as well have a go, you just have to hope you don’t leave yourself wide open to a pasting.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are looking forward to the test and with Manchester City to follow it doesn’t get much tougher than that.”Warnock also spoke of their 3-2 home defeat to Arsenal.“All the goals we conceded (against Arsenal) could have been prevented and we are working on that, it has probably been our strength this season.“Although we went forward better it was disappointing to concede goals like we did because we have not conceded goals like that over the last 12 months.”last_img read more

Courtois compares Vinicius to Hazard

first_imgThibaut Courtois believes Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior shares some similarities to his former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard.Vinicius, 18, was provided an assist and found the back of the net in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Alaves with the goalkeeper heaping praise on his display and potential.The youngster completed a £38.7 million move from Flamengo last summer and has attracted admirers including the Belgian shot-stopper who has seen similar qualities like in his national team skipper, Hazard.wonderkid Vinicius Junior dribbles towards goal, displaying his skills to the Bernabeu crowdWinger Mariano celebrates by pointing to the heavens after scoring a superb stoppage time headergoalkeeper Courtois begins a counter attack by launching the ball to a team-mate pic.twitter.com/EDYBBl44yp— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) February 3, 2019“Yes he does remind me of someone – Eden Hazard,” Courtois told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.“He has so much self-confidence and belief at his age, and he plays boldly and without fear, so they are very similar.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Courtois equally highlighted the importance of the victory over Alaves, citing they are a difficult opposition to break down.“This victory (over Alaves) is important because they defend well and are a tough opponent, so we are happy.“We are now in a good run of form but we are happy to be in a winning run, we have won every game since Real Sociedad and even then we deserved to win.“Now there is an important run of games…the Copa, the game against Atletico and the Champions League.”Madrid are still in the third position despite closing the gap to two points on Atletico Madrid and eight behind leaders Barcelona who they play next on Wednesday.Thibaut Courtois is our unsung hero. He has saved us a lot of points this season but people only criticize him because they love Navas. I also love Navas but Courtois is a better goalkeeper and should start our games when fit. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/LKagov12ZS— Vinicius Jr (@VintageVinicius) January 30, 2019last_img read more

SELECMTEN NEWS 5 Things That Happened At Last Weeks Board Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at last week’s Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting:#1) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that Michele Kincaid, Bernard Nally and Kevin Stokes were all reappointed for 3-year terms to the Finance Committee. Additionally, Hirak Shah was appointed to the unexpired term of former Finance Committee (and current Selectman) Jonathan Eaton. Shah serves as Legal Counsel for State Senator Bruce Tarr’s office. Other candidates for the seat included Thomas Attura, Eric Flynn, Lori Tibbetts, and Joseph Tierney. The appointments took place on June 19. The Appointing Committee consisted of Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr., Selectman Chair Kevin Caira, and Finance Committee Chair Theresa Manganelli.#2) Selectmen approved the request of Wilmington Health & Recovery Coordinator Samantha Reif, on behalf of the Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition, to use the Town Common and Gazebo for a Candlelight Vigil on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm.  Selectmen also approved a request to illuminate the Town Common purple during the month of September in observance of National Recovery Month.#3) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that the state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) unanimously approved Analog Devices’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with the Town. Hull attended the EACC’s meeting with company officials on June 20 at Worcester City Hall. After the success of the TIF agreement with Analog — the town’s first — Hull notes he hopes to establish guidelines for future potential TIF agreements and will bring a draft TIF policy to Selectmen for its consideration within the next few months.#4) Selectmen approved the request of Jessica Weaver for an exemption to work as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach. Weaver was recently employed by the school system as an Educational Assistant. For the past several years, she has worked as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach, which she wanted to continue. In order to continue, she needed a waiver from the conflict of interest law for being employed by the town in two different capacities.  Town Counsel also okayed the request.  Town Manager Jeff Hull noted the Recreation Department is having particular trouble finding lifeguards for Town Beach this summer. Selectman Greg Bendel encouraged residents to contact Recreation Director Karen Campbell if they know  anyone who may be interested in serving as a lifeguard.#5) Selectmen approved the request of Sheri Palmisano for residents of Lucaya Circle to have a Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from noon to 10pm.Additional news from the meeting:Selectmen Seek To Keep Dan Deutsch As Special Counsel On Olin & NET Issues, But Appoint New Firm As General Town CounselPolice & Fire: North Wilmington MBTA Train Crossing Is Endangering LivesSchool Committee Vacancy To Be Billed On August 13; Letters Of Interest Due July 27Town Manager Jeff Hull’s Contract Is Up September 30, Negotiations To Begin SoonRetired Wilmington Teacher Bequeaths $50,000 To Town Scholarship FundTown Accountant Mike Morris Announces RetirementVerizon Announces Price Increases For Wilmington Fios CustomersLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more