Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that Election Commission should immediately de-recognise the Congress party.“With the Delhi High Court observing that Sajjan Kumar involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case had escaped the law for 34 years due to political patronage, the Election Commission must step in and take action against the Congress party,” said Mr. Badal here after holding party’s core committee meeting here.“This is a fit case to de-recognise the Congress party,” he said.Party’s core committee lauded the bravery of the witnesses who did not succumb to political pressure and pursued the cause of justice against Sajjan Kumar and others.Resolution passedA resolution was passed during the meeting condemning the Congress government for allegedly vitiating the atmosphere in the State ahead of the panchayat elections, slated for December 30.“The Congress government had murdered democracy by directing officials to function as per whims and fancies of party legislators and leaders. Though the SAD was not contesting the panchayat elections on the party symbol, party workers aligned with it were not allowed to enter government offices to file their nominations and were not being given no due certificates,” said the resolution.Mr. Badal also asked why Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was “afraid” of taking action against senior party leaders Jagdish Tytler and Kamal Nath for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.(with PTI inputs)
The Army on Monday said it foiled the Pakistan Army-backed Border Action Team (BAT) attempt to strike a forward post along the Line of Control in (LoC) Nowgam area, and killed two intruders in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on December 30.An Army spokesperson said the intruders attempted to move by exploiting the thick jungles close to the LoC and were assisted by heavy covering of fire of high calibre weapons such as mortars and rocket launchers from the Pakistani posts.“The movement was nonetheless detected by the vigilant Indian Army troops deployed along the LoC. The fire-fight initiated by Pakistan was given a strong retaliation by the Indian Army and the exchange of fire continued the whole night,” said the spokesman.The army conducted prolonged search operations in the thick jungles and difficult terrain conditions to ascertain the situation, which confirmed the killing of two intruders and recovery of a large cache of warlike stores.“The search operations are still underway to sanitise the area. It was also reported that a few other intruders managed to escape across the LoC taking advantage of adverse weather and visibility conditions,” the Army said.The Army said the intruders wore combat dresses like Pakistani regulars and carried stores with Pakistani markings. Some were seen in the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and old-pattern Indian Army uniforms.
India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is all set to debut for his new team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game against Gujarat Lions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad today. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table) Yuvraj injured his ankle in the World T20 league game against Australia earlier this year and has been out of action since then.Yuvraj Singh’s experience key for SRH Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody confirmed that Yuvraj was available for selection for the game against Gujarat today.”He (Yuvraj Singh) is available. When we finalise our XI, he is very much in our thoughts,” Moody said in the pre-match press conference here on Thursday. (Also read: Why Virat Kohli could land in big trouble)”Yuvraj Singh is a seasoned all-rounder, who brings experience to the team and can make useful contribution to the team both with bat and ball.”Sunrisers focusing on their own strengths Moody said the Sunrisers would focus on putting up a competitive performance rather than thinking too much about the performance of rival teams.”We watched all those matches. Everyone gets caught up wanting to see how other teams are performing, how other individuals are performing. But, at the end of the day, there is no point of striving about what other teams are doing on the table,” he said.”It’s important what we do. We got good run of games now.We got good rest. The guys are fresh and up. It’s fairly now in our hands how we play the second half of this competition.advertisement”SRH would be well prepared as it faces GL, who are also at the top of the table, and home side takes confidence that it won in the previous match between the two,” he added.Language barrier no problem for Mustafizur RahmanDescribing SRH’s latest bowling sensation from Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman as a wonderful guy, Moody said the language barrier in communicating with him is not a problem.”He is a wonderful guy. He has fitted into the group very well. He is a good character. He has good personality. He is a funny guy. To be fair, I think there has been a beat up about the fact that there is a language barrier. He is not fluent in English. At the end of day, we manage to communicate what needs to be communicated. Cricket is a pretty universal language,” he said.
New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Over 100 delegates from 10 ASEAN countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – will participate in the India-ASEAN Youth Summit to be held in Bhopal from August 14-19.A statement from the India Foundation said the think tank in collaboration with the ministry of external affairs and the ministry of youth affairs and sports will organise the first- of-its-kind event.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, her deputy V K Singh, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be among the key speakers at the event, it said.The exercise will mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership in the ongoing year and also the commemorative years theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.”It aptly reflects the close cultural and civilisational links that India and South East Asia have enjoyed over two millennia,” the statement said.While India?s civilisational, commercial, cultural and trade links with the region are centuries old, “renewed and revitalised” engagement with the region has come with Prime Minister Narendra Modis “Act East Policy”, it said.Noting that Modi at the 12th ASEAN-India Summit and the 9th East Asia Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in November, 2014, had formally enunciated the Act East Policy, it said the addition of an economic vector to the Indo-ASEAN relationship has made it stronger and more sustainable.Apart from the 100 delegates from ASEAN countries, the summit will also have participation of 75 youth leaders from India.advertisementThe statement said participants will represent some of the largest institutions in their countries, including leaders from ruling as well as opposition parties, think tanks, media and universities. PTI KR KUN
India Today Web Desk MumbaiJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 19:04 IST Brian Lara in a file photo (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBrian Lara was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel on TuesdayLara complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital as a resultLara will be in observation for a day before being dischargedBrian Lara, who was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday after complaints of chest pain, is fine. He will be in observation for a day before being discharged.West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel after he complained of chest pain. He underwent angiography at the hospital.Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, is in Mumbai as an expert for a sports network for the 2019 Cricket Word Cup. He holds the record for the highest first-class score (501 not out) and the highest individual Test score (400 not out).From 1990 to 2007, Brian Lara played 131 Tests 11953 runs including 34 hundreds and 48 fifties. In 299 ODIs, Lara hit 10405 runs, 19 hundreds and 63 fifties.Brian Lara is 4th in the list of highest run-scorers in World Cup history. In 34 matches from 1992 to 2007, Lara scored 1225 runs including 2 hundreds and 7 fifties.Brian Lara turned 50 on May 2 and he celebrated his birthday in India.Also Read | India vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar trains in indoor nets sessionAlso Read | South Africa need to take inspiration from England for ODI resurgence: Jacques KallisFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Brian LaraFollow World Cup 2019 Brian Lara fine, to be discharged from hospital soonBrian Lara was admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain. However, he is fine and will be discharged after being kept in observation for a day.advertisement
Mumbai: Actor Angad Bedi is impressed with young actress Janhvi Kapoor’s dedication to work, and considers her to be the most spontaneous artiste.On the film front, the actor is currently busy training for the next schedule of “Kargil Girl”, which also stars Janhvi.Angad and Janhvi began shooting for the film in April and have since then had two hectic schedules. Now the duo, who play siblings in the film, is set to shoot in Georgia.Speaking about his experience, Angad said, “Every artiste has a process. Janhvi is the most spontaneous artiste and a very respectful person.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaRecalling his first meeting with her, he shared, “It was when our director Sharan Sharma introduced us in our first reading. Sharan wanted us to have many interactions together and become family members literally.”We would rehearse together, eat together and she would spend time even with (Angad’s family) Neha and Mehr. Even before our dance rehearsals, she would take her shoes off and take blessings from the floor she would dance on…always wanting to improve and try and do each scene many times over in as many variations as possible.”
Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm is expected.Heavy snow will fall through Sunday over Pine Pass.Mild and moist air aloft from a Pacific front combined with an entrenched arctic airmass will continue to produce periods of heavy snow today over Pine Pass.An additional 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected today. CHETWYND, B.C. – A snowfall warning remains in place for the Pine Pass.Environment Canada issued the warning early Saturday and predicted the area would see 20 to 25 cm of snow before the storm moved out of the area late Sunday. Most of the predicted snow fell on Saturday, and the forecast says the region should see another two to five centimetres of snow on Sunday.The forecast is also calling for wind speeds of up to 15 km/h. As of 8 a.m., Drivebc.ca says Highway 97 has limited visibility with drifting snow and strong crosswinds. The snow will finally ease this afternoon.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca. For updates on the highway conditions in B.C., visit www.drivebc.caSee the full weather warning below.Pine PassHwy 97, north of Mackenzie Junction at Powder King access road, looking north.Hwy 97 at Wabi Estates Road, east of Chetwynd, looking west. (elevation: 754 metres)Mackenzie JunctionHwy 97 at Hwy 39, about 29 km south of Mackenzie looking east.Issued at 2019-01-20 13:20 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning continued for:Highway 97 – Pine Pass, B.C. (080030)
The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) announced that a cargo helicopter flight from Ganta, Nimba County to Loguatuo, on the border between Liberian and Côte d’Ivoire, crashed at around 10.30 a.m. this morning. “The cause of the crash is not yet known,” the Mission said in a statement released following the incident.A search-and-rescue mission organized by UNMIL that reached the site confirmed that two of the three crew members onboard were killed, while the other is missing. The crew members’ names and nationalities are being withheld pending family notification.The Mission’s Aviation Safety personnel and the Liberian Civil Aviation authority are investigating the crash of the aircraft – an MI-8 operated by UT Air, which was under contract to UNMIL. The Mission has grounded all its civilian MI-8 helicopters until further notice.Established in 2003 to support Liberia’s ceasefire and peace process, UNMIL currently has over 15,000 peacekeepers, and around 500 international civilian personnel, almost 1,000 local staff and 220 UN Volunteers. 2 November 2007A United Nations helicopter crashed in Liberia today, killing two of the three crew members onboard, the world body’s mission there confirmed, reporting that the third is missing and presumed dead.
A Delhi mom dialled 911 last week after hearing a commotion in her garage.The woman thought she had a prowler on the property.“Officers arrived on the scene and could hear various noises coming from the garage,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“Upon entering, they located the complainant’s two-year-old child. It was determined that the child entered the garage without the mother’s knowledge. Upon hearing the commotion she became alarmed and contacted police. The young child was removed from the garage and re-united with his mother.”The incident happened around 2 p.m. Feb. 4.
Transportation denied, refugees remain determined and unstoppable Stranded for days at Budapest’s main railway station as the Hungarian Government cancelled all trains to Germany and shut its borders to Western Europe, hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees, many of whom had already purchased train tickets, set out to walk the 250 kilometres (155 miles) to Vienna. UNHCR/Mark Henley Three years after its inception, Give Something Back to Berlin – or GSBTB – is now well-known in Europe. It was declared the winner during an award ceremony as part of the Global Forum Baku 2016, held in the Azerbaijani capital and convened by the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). The Forum, which officially opened earlier today, is bringing together nearly 3,000 participants, including Heads of State and Government, political officials, civil society representatives, religious and youth leaders, who will share their perspectives and solutions under the main theme on ‘Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal.’ “The refugee crisis we have been seeing lately actually created a unique opportunity to build a new culture of living together,” Annamaria Olsson, founder of GSBTB, said upon receiving the Intercultural Innovation Award, which was created in 2011 under the partnership between the BMW group and the UNAOC. Faced with an estimated influx of 160,000 newcomers to Berlin in recent years, including 71,000 from outside the country, GSBTB’s role as a facilitator of social integration is growing fast as many migrants and refugees face stigmatism, exclusion and discrimination.The refugee crisis we have been seeing lately actually created a unique opportunity to build a new culture of living together “We are bringing different kinds of migrants together and make them learn and share,” she told the UN News Centre, noting that volunteers of 60 nationalities work with them. GSBTB runs an accessible online platform to inspire and mobilize Berlin’s migrant community to create social impact and foster integration, organize events for newcomers to meet actors in their neighbourhoods, and establish networks for intercultural understanding, solidarity and participation. Once a symbol of division between East and West, Berlin may have a conscience to look for better ways to live together, not stay isolated or segregated, she said. Now, 16 per cent of Berliners are foreign citizens. Ms. Olsson moved from Sweden to Berlin in 2008 to pursue her career as a journalist. As a recipient of the award, which comes with a funding support, she feels greater responsibility to help stabilize the refugee situation in Germany. “We have more than 1 million migrants and have a lot to do,” she said, adding that other cities in and outside Germany are looking to GSBTB’s model and expertise. The finalists were selected from nearly 1,000 applicants from 120 countries. Other prize winners today included: Unistream (Israel), which creates social change by empowering teens from underprivileged communities to build and run their own startups; Red Dot Foundation – Safecity (India), which crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment to make public spaces safer for all; The Coexist Initiative (Kenya), which engages men, boys and communities to address the socio-cultural stereotypes and conditions that impedes girls’ education; and Shine a Light (Brazil/USA), which teaches indigenous children to share their stories through digital arts. ‹ › Closing their borders Unable to cope with the flood of refugees streaming across their borders every day, some countries closed entry points along their borders. For example, the Hungarian Government built a fence along its border with Serbia and instituted a law criminalizing irregular entry into Hungary. Senior UN officials condemned the actions. Soon afterwards, the UN welcomed a European Union decision to increase aid to countries neighbouring war-torn Syria and to relocate 120,000 people within Europe, but said much more needed to be done. Pictured, refugees are seen through the razor wire fence in Hungary. UNHCR/Mark Henley A child’s view Education is highly valued among Syrians, who once enjoyed free, mandatory schooling before the war. The worsening conditions they have been facing in exile in neighbouring countries are having a devastating impact — some 90,000 Syrians of school age now have no formal education. This is one of the motivating factors for families trying to relocate to Europe. Shown, in Hungary, a Syrian boy looks up at police attempting to stop the refugees from leaving for Budapest. UNHCR/Mark Henley Donated shoes for footsore refugees Thousands of refugees arrive in Vienna, many having walked dozens of kilometres shod only in sandals and flip-flops. This has led to a huge demand for shoes. In response, locals in Vienna have donated shoes for the refugees to replace their worn-out footware. UNHCR/Michael Schöppl A nightmare crossing More than 400,000 refugees and migrants have undertaken the dangerous crossing to Greece in 2015 alone, up from 219,000 in 2014. People smugglers charge between $1,200 to $1,400 per person for the trip and cram as many as they can into boats, sending them out to sea without a captain. Many of the boats capsize. In 2015, nearly 3,000 people have perished or gone missing and the death toll continues to rise. Shown, a Syrian woman cries with relief as she embraces her three young children after a rough crossing. UNHCR/Ivor Prickett Desperate people seeking refuge Fleeing armed conflict and persecution at home, and deteriorating living conditions in neighbouring countries in which they had initially sought refuge, people are risking their lives in growing numbers to find a safe place to live in Europe and beyond. Shown, at sunset, a group of Syrian and Afghan refugees arrive at the Greek island of Lesvos — the main point of entry for refugees to Europe — after making the crossing from Turkey in a rubber raft. UNHCR/Ivor Prickett Frustration in Hungary Forced to sleep outside for nights in a row at a ‘collection point’ and prevented from moving on to Budapest, refugees in Röszke, Hungary, confront the police. Some then broke through the police lines and set out on the road to Budapest. But by nightfall, most had been persuaded to go to a registration centre, which turned out to be full, resulting in their having to spend yet another night outside. By then, hundreds of additional refugees had arrived from Serbia at the original ‘collection point.’ UNHCR/Mark Henley Temporary relief, long-term solutions The United Nations is working alongside Governments and partner humanitarian agencies across Europe to provide aid to refugees and migrants and ensure that their rights and dignity are respected. It is also working with countries to develop longer-term solutions that are effective, feasible and in line with universal human rights and humanitarian standards, including the right to claim asylum. Shown, in Hungary, near the border with Serbia, staff of the UN Refugee Agency install a tent for new refugees, thousands of whom arrive every day with the hope of reaching European countries such as Sweden or Germany. UNHCR/Olivier Laban-Mattei New obstacles at every turn Travelling by land and sea from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, refugees and migrants face new trials and dangers at every turn. Migrant women and children are especially vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. Pictured, refugees approach the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Earlier clashes with Macedonian security forces were calmed when the authorities on both sides, with help of UNHCR, created a system to control the flow of people through the border. UNHCR/Ivor Prickett
would be staying with the Buckeyes for at least another season, it now appears as though the pic.twitter.com/lND6uVLO1v— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017 Although Ohio State redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made a statement this season he eligibility. The 2017 NFL draft is scheduled for April 27 in Philadelphia. Hooker could draw major attention from teams needing safety help, after the Pennsylvania native drew comparisons to NFL greats Sean Taylor and Ed Reed. The Reed comparison, which came from OSU co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano after Hooker returned three of his six interceptions for touchdowns before picking up another pick on Saturday. All-Big Ten selection has had a change of heart, deciding to forgo his final two years of college On Monday, Hooker took to Twitter to reverse his previous statement, thanking Buckeye Nation for his time with OSU. Although many draft eligible players from the Buckeyes refrained from making any statements on their draft intentions following OSU’s 31-0 loss, Hooker’s change of heart comes less than two days after Urban Meyer and company were shutout in the College Football Playoff semifinal. to grown into a man,” Hooker said in the statement. “I can’t thank my OSU family enough for taking in a small town kid like myself and allowing me Against Clemson, Hooker was a bright spot in a disappointing team performance. He finished the game with seven tackles, a half tackle for loss, and a highlight reel interception in the endzone. OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns an interception during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor pic.twitter.com/lpi34QAzHN— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017
Photo illustration by Mark BatkeImagine not being able to say whatever you want on Twitter because one bad tweet will make headlines all over. That’s often the case for student athletes when it comes to social media, and it’s particularly true for Twitter.In 2009, Texas Tech University linebacker Marlon Williams decided not to keep his comments to himself when he tweeted about his coach being late to a team meeting.“Wondering why I’m still in this meeting room when the head coach can’t even be on time to his own meeting,” Williams tweeted.Williams’ tweet and account were deleted soon after.In 2011, then-Western Kentucky University and current Tennessee Titans running back Antonio Andrews had something to say to the fans of WKU.“One thing I can say bout #UKfans is they loyal. No matter how sorry they team is they always support them. Can’t say that bout #WKUfans smh,” Andrews tweeted.Andrews was sidelined the following game.Finally in 2012, Ohio State’s very own quarterback, Cardale Jones, then a freshman, made headlines for his controversial tweet about his opinion on attending classes and playing football.“Why should we have to go to class if we have came to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are pointless,” Jones tweeted.Shortly after, Jones’ tweet and his Twitter account were deleted, but the tweet was already captured by many.Student athletes become the face of their school whether they like it or not. They are obligated to represent their university in everything they do, including the tweets they create on Twitter. Any and everything they say will be judged by many.“It’s tough knowing that everything you do is watched pretty closely because I’m doing the same stuff I’ve always done. It’s just now people actually care what I do,” former Texas A&M quarterback and current Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said to USA Today in January of 2013.Being a student athlete is not always easy. Yes, they might get the perks of having thousands of Twitter followers, but someone is always watching to make one simple tweet into headlines across the globe. Therefore, ask yourself, “Do I really wish to be Cardale Jones and have thousands of followers that watch my every move?” Some might say yes and some might say no, but I personally would rather stay as the average student whose tweets do not make headlines.
← Previous Story 60 MINUTES TO “LANXESS ARENA”: Kiel waiting for… Next Story → Eggert takes Flensburg to F4! MKB MVM Veszprem have finaly reach the dream – VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne! Hungarian best team on the wind of 5.000 home fans beat PSG Handball 31:26 (12:12) once again after victory last weekend in Paris (26:24).MKB-MVM VESZPRÉM–PARIS SG 31–26 (12–12)VESZPRÉM: Alilovic – IVÁNCSIK T. 3 (1), NAGY L. 4, Rodríguez 2, SULIC 8, ILIC 8 (2), Iváncsik G. 2. Cs: FAZEKAS (kapus), Terzic, Schuch, Gulyás P. , Vilovski 2, Ruesga 1, Ugalde 1. PSG: Annonay – Abalo 2, Narcisse 3, Kopljar 1, Diaw, HANSEN 9 (6), HONRUBIA 6. Cs: Sierra, VORI 3, Melic, Garcia 1, Császár, Gunnarsson, M’Tima, Gojun, Hallgrimsson 1. Rezultat: 5. p.: 3–0. 10. p.: 4–4. 17. p.: 8–5. 21. p.: 9–8. 27. p.: 11–11. 28. p.: 11–12. 33. p.: 14–12. 41. p.: 20–15. 46. p.: 24–18. 49. p.: 28–20. 54. p.: 29–24. 59. p.: 31–25
Ireland’s biggest movie stars all nominated for this year’s IFTAs Actress Ruth Negga was nominated for best actress in two categories. Short URL Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 4:07 PM 8,591 Views Mar 8th 2017, 4:07 PM THE NOMINEES FOR this Irish Film and Television Academy Awards (IFTAs) have been announced, with the main awards featuring films such as The Siege of Jadotville and A Date for Mad Mary.The film about Irish soldiers fighting during the UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo won nominations for best film, best script, best director for Richie Smyth, best actor for Jamie Dornan, and best supporting actor for Jason O’Mara. Jamie Dornan attending a screening of the Siege of Jadotville at the Savoy Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire PA imagesSimilarly, A Date for Mad Mary has been nominated for best film, script, director for Darren Thornton, best actress for Seana Kerslake and best supporting actress for Charleigh Bailey.Other contenders for best film include Love & Friendship, The Secret Scripture, Tomato Red and The Young Offenders.Actress Ruth Negga has been nominated in two categories – as best actress for her role in the film Loving, and as best actress in the TV drama Preacher. Actress Ruth Negga has been nominated for two awards. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesOther big names on the nominations list include Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.On the small screen, The Fall, Game of Thrones and Vikings are among the nominations for best drama.Cillian Murphy is nominated for best actor for his role in Peaky Blinders, as is Aidan Turner for Poldark.Her performance in Striking Out sees Amy Huberman nominated for best actress in a drama series, with Caitriona Balfe also winning a nomination for her role in Outlander.For best supporting actors and actresses, there are nominations for Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Robert Sheehan (Fortitude), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street) and Dominique McElligott (House of Cards). Actor Liam Cunningham is nominated for his role in Game of Thrones, which is also up for best drama Source: DyD Fotografos/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/PA ImagesThis year’s IFTA awards will take place in the Mansion House on Saturday 8 April.Nominations were shortlisted by Irish academy members, as well as a jury panel of industry experts from around the globe.The full list of nominees can be found here.Read: Oscars screw-up: Accountants behind mistake assigned bodyguardsRead: ‘Hey Trump, are you up?’ There was a political edge to the Oscars last night 6 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3276959 By Sean Murray Share22 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Liberal Party nominations for the state elections of 29 November 2014 opened last Wednesday. According to Neos Kosmos information, the Liberal Party will claim 55 of the 88 seats in the State Parliament, of which 14 are marginal labor seats. One of the marginal labor seats is that of Oakleigh, where the sitting MP Ann Barker has announced her retirement. Oakleigh might become the field of a Greek electoral battle if the Liberal Party chooses a Greek candidate for the seat. The Labor Party has already chosen as its candidate Monash Deputy Mayor, Stephen Dimopoulos, known in the local community for his close cooperation with the former leader of the Labor Party, Simon Crean, and his long tenure in local government. The obvious choice for pre-selection for the Victorian Liberal Party in the seat is Theo Zographos, a candidate already known to the locals for his tough electoral battle with Ann Barker in the state elections of 2010, where he lost the seat for 272 votes. Councillor Zographos told Neos Kosmos he will be nominating for the seat of Oakleigh and wished “to be given an opportunity to reclaim the seat.” If Theo Zographos wins the nomination, Greek voters of Oakleigh will face a serious dilemma in front of the ballot box – whom to vote? Stephen Dimopoulos, or Theo Zographos? The nominations for the seats held by the Liberal Party will close on 24 January. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Since the start of 2017 there have been 2,345 cases of measles flagged in Greece.Primarily affecting nationals in the country’s south, of the cases reported, 1,390 were confirmed by a laboratory of which 797 were considered to be cases meeting the clinical criteria, reports Outbreak News Today.Amongst the laboratory confirmed cases there have been two deaths, the first an 11-month-old infant and the second a 17-year-old, both of which were children from the Roma community who had not been vaccinated.Also making up a large part of those affected are Greeks aged between 25 and 44 who were either not vaccinated or had been only partly vaccinated, among them health professionals.Meanwhile Greek health officials expect additional cases to be confirmed by the laboratory in the near future with the threat of spreading to other areas of Greece.Between 2016 and 2018 there were over 20,000 measles cases reported across Europe, 57 of which have resulted in death.People of all ages are advised to been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella, with those born after 1970 given two doses.