Woman killed, 8 protesters injured in clashes with security forces in Kashmir

first_imgOne woman was killed and eight people suffered injuries on Tuesday in clashes with security forces in Shopian’s Batmurran area, sparked by the killing of two militants in a night-long gunfight with security forces.According to hospital sources in Shopian, the woman, identified as Rubi Jan, was declared dead in the hospital. “She had bullet injuries in the abdomen and died on her arrival in the hospital,” said a hospital official.According to locals, the injured were “mainly hit by pellets fired from shotguns”.“Two bodies have been recovered from the encounter site so far,” said Director General of Police S.P. Vaid.Two weapons have also been recovered from the encounter site. Security forces used explosives to blast the house in which the militants were holed up.The gunfight erupted om Monday evening during a cordon and search operation by security forces.The identity of the militants is being ascertained, said the police.Omar expresses griefNational Conference working president Omar Abdullah expressed “sorrow and grief” over the killing of the woman.“With today’s killing of a civilian in Shopian, the number of civilians killed in Kashmir in 2017 has reached 60. This after the 100 plus killed in 2016. For all the claims and rhetoric of reconciliation, this is a stark, sad reality,” said NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu.last_img read more

Blow to Congress as Prithviraj Chavan aide to join BJP

first_imgThe Congress is in for another blow in western Maharashtra as MLC Anandrao Patil, the right-hand man of senior Congressman and former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, is said to be on his way to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Mr. Patil, a long-time aide of Mr. Chavan, has been the Congress’s Satara district president for nearly 18 years, besides heading a number of important posts in the Satara unit, and other positions like the vice-chairman of the Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation.He has called a meeting of his supporters on September 13 in Karad, where he is expected to announce his decision of joining the BJP.It is believed that Mr. Patil, a Governor-nominated MLC, is expected to join the ruling party in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis when the BJP’s Mahajanadesh Yatra reaches Satara.According to sources, Mr. Patil, a former MLA, met with Mr. Fadnavis on Monday through the offices of BJP leader and sugar baron Atul Bhosale, Mr. Chavan’s arch political rival. An aide close to Mr. Chavan told The Hindu, “While he has been a loyal worker for many years, he had been giving strong hints of disaffection even before the Lok Sabha polls and had been planning to join the BJP for the past two months.” Mr. Patil completes his tenure as MLC in June 2020.“While the term of a district president is usually 10 years, Mr. Patil, through the good offices of Mr. Chavan, had got an extension. Mr. Chavan had also consistently promoted him to a number of responsible posts,” the aide said, accusing the BJP of playing a cold political game of “buying” opposition leaders. While his defection is said to pose problems for Mr. Chavan, who is the MLA from the vital South Karad Assembly constituency, the senior Congressman is unperturbed and confident that he still retains a loyal base in his constituency.In the 2014 Assembly elections, Mr. Chavan won a stiff contest against formidable opponents both on the outside (the BJP’s Atul Bhosale) and within his party in the form of seven-time MLA Vilas Patil Undalkar, who contested as an Independent.However, equations in Satara district as a whole have changed dramatically since the BJP-Shiv Sena’s Lok Sabha sweep and the seemingly unstoppable exodus of Congress-NCP MLAs and important leaders in western Maharashtra.The BJP have already inducted two sitting opposition MLAs: the NCP’s Shivendraraje Bhosale of Satara and Congress MLA from Maan, Jaykumar Gore, a former supporter of Mr. Chavan. Harshavardhan Patil to join BJPMeanwhile, senior Congressman Harshavardhan Patil, upset with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the Indapur Assembly seat, is expected to formally join the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of Mr. Fadnavis and BJP State president Chandrakant Patil.Mr. Patil, a former State minister and four-time MLA from Indapur, had lost by a narrow margin to the NCP’s Dattatrey Bharne in 2014 when the Congress and NCP contested separately.Despite this, he had supported NCP MP Supriya Sule and campaigned to ensure her victory from the Baramati Lok Sabha seat in the hope that the NCP would back his candidacy for the Indapur segment, which is part of the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency.However, the NCP’s disinclination to pick him over Mr. Bharne has riled the Congressman.last_img read more

Cricker becomes ‘royal’ in every sense

first_imgNo business is like show business. Perhaps. But the spiralling premia on that royal game – cricket – is fast catching up with the big rake-ins that go with moviedom.Last fortnight, as the six Test match series between England and India folded up at Kanpur, a whopping Rs 6 crore,No business is like show business. Perhaps. But the spiralling premia on that royal game – cricket – is fast catching up with the big rake-ins that go with moviedom.Last fortnight, as the six Test match series between England and India folded up at Kanpur, a whopping Rs 6 crore had already changed hands by way of ticket prices, rent for hoarding space, television commercials, radio jingles, even product advertisements with star cricketers benignly recommending a dab of Iodex for muscle pains or a spin on a particular make of motorbike.The 11-week series, in which only one Test match was decided, was nevertheless a big money bonanza like no other game ever was. Altogether 28 cricketers, with 14 on each side, romped at the centre of lush green fields in six cities, keeping the cash register of the great cricket industry jingling for 30 playing days.Five lakh people watched the games from the stands; nearly 15 lakh watched it on the box; and over 1.25 crore more were glued to the radio or transistor set for the running commentary of the matches. Said Inderjit Singh Bindra, president of Punjab Cricket Association: “Boy, oh boy, this game spins more money than balls.”The game has become ‘royal’ in every sense. As a contrast, the lacklustre World Cup hockey tournament, played at the same time in Bombay, was witnessed by only 46,000 people over two weeks. During the last soccer season, the marathon tussle for the prize Indian Football Association (IFA) shield in Calcutta, the Mecca of football, was watched by just about 2.5 lakh people, but the gate receipts were not even a tenth of the money realisation at the Test matches.advertisementAt the Delhi Test, season tickets valued at Rs 500 were all swept up by the city’s moneybags anxious to see the match and be seen at the pricey seats close to the pavilion. At the Kanpur Test, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association jacked up the price of the best tickets to Rs 750, and found it a sell-out.Cool Packet: The players never had it so good. Pronab Roy, the 22-year-old lad who donned his Test-cap for the first time this season, made a cool Rs 20,000 in the bargain for the 71 runs he contributed to his side-that is, Rs 300 for each run that he got. His father, Pankaj Roy, the veteran Test opener for India, made just about the same amount from the all-powerful Cricket Control Board of India (CCBI) in the total 43 Test matches that he played for his country.Polly Umrigar, the former Test captain, who played 59 matches, and was once considered to be the mercenary of the ‘gentleman’s game’, made “not more than Rs 55,000 in his entire career” according to a CCBI official.All that is chicken-feed compared to the booty the star cricketers of today carry home. The CCBI and the respective state cricket associations pool in to pay each Test player today a highly lucrative Rs 10,000 for each match and Rs 1,600 for out-of-pocket expenses.The eight Indian players who were selected for all the six matches this season – Sunil Gavaskar, G.R. Vishwanath, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani and Dilip Doshi – made a cheery Rs 60,000 each, excluding their out-of-pocket expenses. Since ‘ the payments partially come in the gift-wrapping of players’ benevolent fund, parts of it are exempted from income tax.Since 1976, when these remunerative rates for Test cricketers were announced, Vishwanath the much-acclaimed ‘little master” of Indian cricket, has netted Rs 5.2 lakh from the cricket associations, followed closely by his alter ego, Gavaskar, who has totted up Rs 4.9 lakh (see chart). Muses Kapil Dev, the burly all-rounder who swept a fourth of all the cash prizes and gifts offered to the Indian team: “It’s good going. Very good going indeed. I’m in money, which I like very much. Yeah…I’ve to sit in five-star places.I get to fly and throw swell parties. And all that comes from a bat and a ball. Aren’t you happy? All the Indian cricketers are also the full-time employees of various public sector and private organisations and each one of them draws an average monthly salary of over Rs 3,000. Indian team skipper Gavaskar works for Nirlon, Kapil Dev for Modis, Vishwanath for State Bank of India, Vengsarkar for Tatas and Madan Lal for Mohan Meakins.No business is like the bat-and-ball business. The radial hoardings skirting the emerald green fields alone hauled in revenue worth over Rs 40 lakh. The capital’s Feroze Shah Kotla ground topped the list with a yield of Rs 9 lakh. The Government-run Doordarshan never had the going so good.advertisementFor 25 minutes of prime advertising time tucked within the commentary each day, the state monopoly television network earned Rs 40,000 a minute, or Rs 3 crore at the end of the series. Says a jubilant Information and Broadcasting Ministry official: “This is a whole month’s billing of the Doordarshan commercial service.”Media Blitz: Off ground, the players were blitzing the media in the thousands of column-inches they hogged in magazines. Sportsweek, Sportsworld, Sunday, Sportstar – all of these commissioned players to write on the game, a practice that has now caught on among cricket-buffs.It is widely known that often ghost-writers had a field day, summarising the high-points of the match and then getting the stuff signed by players to be published under their bylines. The biggest discovery of the season, for that matter, was the facile pen of Vishwanath and the prolific columns of Ian Botham, the England all-rounder.Tavare receiving a TV set after the Delhi Test: Good publicity mileageThe men in white came in as an answer to the prayer of advertising agency copywriters. A carpet-manufacturing firm based one of its campaigns on the cash award it presented to the ‘best Indian cricketer’ at Kanpur, but spun its selling slogan as: “From one top-notcher to another…”. Enfield, the makers of Bullet motorbikes, put Kapil Dev on the saddle, and began the copy with: “Dear Kapil, congratulations on your terrific performance!” Said a gratified Kapil: “I like modelling, yeah!”The players are discreetly tight-lipped about the money they earned on the side from advertising and writing. But, according to agency estimates, both Kapil and Gavaskar made 45,000 each during the season. Even second-liners in terms of media-popularity, like Vishwanath, Sandip Patil and Vengsarkar, earned over Rs 20,000 each from the media.Said the accounts executive of a Bombay-based agency: “The cricket season is when you hit the jackpot with even the most squeamish of your clients. You give any damned copy with one of those Test stars’ mug thrown in it, and he laps it up.”The awards presented to players by individuals as well as industrial houses were a cornucopia of rebounding publicity. Weston, the TV set manufacturers, for instance, awarded to the best player in each department of the game in each match a TV set and a purse of Rs 2,500: the publicity mileage it drew enabled them to sell 500 more TV sets in Delhi alone.Blow Plast, the makers of VIP suitcases, gave away awards worth Rs 1.5 lakh during the season, including a mind-boggling Rs 50,000 award to the winning team – India. Kinetic Engineering Limited, the makers of Luna moped, handed out Rs 25,000 to the ‘men’ of the six matches.Even a little-known Delhi-based transport agency gave a cash award of Rs 15,000 to C. Tavare, the England opener. The awards aggregated to Rs 4.65 lakh during the season, and their givers’ munificence was duly advertised in newspapers and periodicals at a staggering cost of Rs 15 lakh.advertisementHigh-pressure Selling: The Test matches provided just that additional bounce that high-pressure selling requires. A manufacturer of battery cells claimed to have sold half a million extra cells for the season; the sale of pocket transistors spurted by a lakh. A spokesman of the Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking (DESU) said 50,000 units of additional energy were consumed on each day of the Test match in the city.However, though the glamour boys of the game stole the limelight, the larger share of the profits really went to enrich the coffers of the CCBI and ‘the hosting cricket associations for the six Test centres. Said Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede, 68, the bespectacled cricket bureaucrat and president of the CCBI: “After meeting all expenses, the board will reap a profit of around Rs 30 lakh.”Wankhede: Keeping the coffers fullThis was earned from the gaurantee money of Rs 8 lakh paid by each host association to the board, plus a variable surcharge on its net profit. The CCBI, in its turn, calculated its profit after paying the players for the home team as well as forking out an amount of pound 243,000 (Rs 40 lakh) to the English team for the series.The state cricket associations too made thumping profits. Delhi District Cricket Association, after meeting its obligation to the CCBI and making arrangements’ for the match, was left with a record saving of Rs 30 lakh, which was promptly added to its existing fixed deposits of Rs 45 lakh.After the English team’s tour, the fixed deposits of the various stale cricket associations are as follows: Cricket Association of Bengal: Rs 1.5 crore; Punjab Cricket Association: Rs 20 lakh; Gujarat Cricket Association: Rs 18 lakh; Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association: Rs 20 lakh; Bombay Cricket Association: Rs 25 lakh; and Maharashtra Cricket Association: Rs 10 lakh. Two state associations of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, holding the Tests at Bangalore and Madras, do not have fixed deposits; yet they were able to construct their own stadia at a cost of Rs 2 crore.Said P.M. Rungta, (he heavyweight cricket manager and former president of the CCBI : “The cricket associations are undoubtedly the richest sports bodies in the country. We are self-sufficient. We’re the only people who give money to the Government instead of taking its doles.” Rungta’s pride was based on facts.The Union Ministry of Education parcels out annual grants of Rs 25 lakh to a dozen sports organisations, while the state Governments’ largesse of another Rs 20 lakh covers 30 more sports outfits. None of them play cricket. A CCBI official rather pompously piped in: “The hand that wields the willow doesn’t take alms.”TV Threat: However, the managers of the game admit in informal conversations that the going may not remain so good with television making steady inroads into the cricket market. Of the six matches, four were telecast live on the national hook-up, thus enabling thousands of viewers to watch the games in the comfort of their living rooms, away from dust and crowd.With colour TV coining on to the scene, the box may make all the difference between packed and empty stands. In 1975, Inder Kumar Gujral, the then information and broadcasting minister, accepted in principle a CCBI plea that Doordarshan would pay a token amount as royally for the telecast of each match.The offer was subsequently withdrawn, and the CCBI feels it is being cheated out of its share of the game’s TV rights. Growled Rungta: “There is no other cricket-playing country where TV networks show the game without payments. This is totally unreasonable. The Doordarshan must pay so that we can provide more to the players as well as viewers.With the gentle click of bat and ball marking away the growth of a multi-crore rupee industry, its protagonists are certainly asking for more, and getting it too; in terms of pelf, as well as glamour and charisma. At the six Test centres, 100 officers of the Indian Police Service were deputed to supervise the security cordon around players.Knots of plainclothesmen hovered around them to keep the fans at bay. Said Nikhil Kumar Singh, the affable additional commissioner of Delhi police and member of the official committee for organising the Delhi Test match: “These players are the greatest folk-heroes of our times. To protect them from their worshippers is to constantly feel the heat of popularity.” Politicians – the other protected species – are thus clean bowled.last_img read more

Jones, KaTropa looking unstoppable

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Four days earlier, TNT roared ahead by 20 points midway in the first quarter and went on to pulverize recent Philippine Cup winner San Miguel Beer, 110-97.  Jones paced the KaTropa with 30 points. SMB is fielding the same Charles Rhodes who sparked the Beermen to the 2016-2017 Commissioner’s Cup title with a 4-2 series win in the finals against the then TNT Texters. The Best Import award went to Rhodes which Justin Brownlee grabbed last year when the Gin Kings dethroned the Beermen,SMB finally broke into the win colum in three games Friday with a 127-106  victory over early leader Blackwater, whose import Alex Stepheson did not play with a bum stomach and later went home to the US for treatment. He promised to return in time for the Elite’s next game against NorthPort on June 22. Like SMB, Magnolia also took a second loss in a 102-99 decision from NorthPort,  now with a second-running 5-1 card. But the Hotshots finally broke through against winless NLEX, 98-88, also Friday.Meanwhile, coach Louie Alas guided Phoenix to a 78-76 win over Alaska in his return from a two-game suspension in the aftermath of the tumultuous Phoenix-TNT game that led to the indefinite suspension of Fuel Master Calvin AbuevaADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Justin Brownlee, Ginebra escape San Miguel in OT FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTheir stock boosted no end by back-to-back conquests of last year’s finalists, the TNT KaTropa underscored their status as strong title contenders of the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup even more  with Terrence Jones looking a cinch as Best Import awardee this  time.The 27-year-old Jones, a 6-foot-9 southpaw who played four seasons with the Houston Rockets, scattered a season-high 49 points while grabbing 18 rebounds as the KaTropa turned back the Meralco Bolts, 104-91,  and surged on top with their sixth win in seven games of the eliminations Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT It was the fourth 40-point game for Jones, who scored 18 straight points in one stretch to give TNT a 101-82 lead in the fourth quarter. He finished with seven three-pointers in 11 attempts. But Jones is not just a triggerman. He flashed his all-around skills with a triple double of 17 points, 14 rebounds and 16 assists when the KaTropa blasted the defending champion Barangay Ginebra Kings,104-96, Wednesday. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCrack TNT playmaker Jayson Castro missed the Meralco game to take a bride in Pampanga and forward Anthony Semerad sat it out with tonsillitis, but the KaTropa found another three-point specialist in the veteran Ryan Reyes, who shot six  triples, including one he turned into a four-point play to wind up with 19 points.Roger Pogoy earlier unloaded 10 triples in 18 attempts to pace the KaTropa with a career-high 38 points against the Gin Kings. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

Schalke sign Swiss striker Breel Embolo from FC Basel

first_imgSchalke have completed the transfer of Swiss striker Breel Embolo in a five-year deal, the German football club confirmed on Sunday.The 19-year-old Swiss striker talent, who played at the EURO 2016 in France, joins Bundesliga side Schalke from FC Basel with immediate effect after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal, which will keep him in Gelsenkirchen until June 2021. However, both sides agreed to keep silence over further contract details, reports Xinhua.”With Breel Embolo we have snapped up a highly talented and international experienced striker who has been coveted by many European top flight clubs,” Schalke’s Sporting Director Christian Heidel said.Emobolo represented Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016 before Poland eliminated them on penalties in the last sixteen. Schalke’s new arrival scored one goal in 14 international outings since his senior debut in March 2015.In addition, the striker provided 29 goals and 14 assists in overall 86 appearances for Swiss top-flight club FC Basel, since his first-team debut in March 2014.Schalke completed the Bundesliga season 2015-2016 on the fifth position of the standings to ensure a berth in the UEFA Europa League.last_img read more

This ESPN Sideline Reporter Went Viral On Saturday

first_imgespn's laura rutledge injured during gameAn ESPN college football sideline reporter suffered one of the scariest hits of the college football Saturday.Laura Rutledge was working the sideline for Saturday’s game between Georgia and UMass.The ESPN reporter does sideline work for major SEC games and also hosts SEC Nation on Saturday mornings.Unfortunately, Rutledge took a tough blow on the sideline.She was hit pretty hard by a couple of players in the Georgia-UMass game. Thankfully, she wasn’t seriously injured.Took an L in Athens today. So many thanks to everyone at @UGAAthletics for their help after this happened…even though I’m a Gator ? pic.twitter.com/b1FTCPaqtH— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 18, 2018Good for Laura.last_img read more

Probation Aftercare Services Carries Out Intervention in Portland Cottage

first_imgStory Highlights When Inez Williams’ oldest son got into trouble with the law, it was his probation officer who helped him get his life back on track.She tells JIS News that the officer advised him to seek training at the HEART Trust/NTA in May Pen, Clarendon.“He went, and now he is studying to be an executive chef,” she boasts.Miss Williams, who is Vice President of the Portland Cottage Citizens’ Association, was speaking to JIS News during a recent community walk-through and town hall staged by the Probation Aftercare Services (PAS) in the small fishing community.The intervention saw several officers from the Clarendon probation office engaging with residents and providing information about the agency’s work in monitoring and working with offenders in order to prevent reoffending and keep communities safe.A number of agencies were also on hand to offer advice and information about their range of services.These include HEART Trust/NTA, Access Financial Services Limited, National Council on Drug Abuse, Court Management Services, The Independent Commission of Investigations, Child Protection and Family Services Agency, and fire and health services.Ms. Williams, who is also Chairperson of the Portland Cottage Primary School Board, says she is grateful for the interest and intervention of the PAS.“I am happy to see the help that is coming to our community. We are not a high-crime community, and we don’t want things to reach that state, not now or in the near future,” she points out.“So, I hope and trust that as they speak today, others will get the picture and try to work with them,” she adds.The PAS within the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) deals with persons who have been given community-based sentences. It also provides intervention services for persons at risk of entering the justice system, helping to steer them away from delinquent, unlawful activities.Support is provided for families facing challenges, including chaotic home life and inadequate parental supervision.Director of the PAS, Janet Davey, tells JIS News that the PAS facilitates assessment of offenders, interventions, referrals and case management services for eligible families, among other rehabilitative activities.She adds that the officers also develop strength-based case plans for each offender, to provide for the safety and protection of the community; hold offenders accountable for their behaviour; provide care, treatment, and guidance as appropriate; and assist in the rehabilitation of minors.“Offenders are contacted in field offices and in the community, and the officers maintain and document regular contacts with parents, school personnel, and law-enforcement officers,” she notes.Ms. Davey says that the walk-though in Portland Cottage gave the officers the opportunity to initiate contact and engage the residents outside of the usual rehabilitative set-up.“Moreso, Portland Cottage is a fishing community, so persons don’t really go out much to seek information, and some might not have the resources. So bringing the other social service agencies to them serves a twofold purpose,” she notes.She says the up-front interaction with residents helps to establish relationships and bolsters the PAS’ efforts to implement supervision programmes.These programmes provide juvenile offender supervision, accountability in terms of compliance with court-ordered conditions of probation, and assistance to pursue lawful self-sufficient activities, Ms. Davey points out.“We are showing them that we care about their social welfare, so the interactions will be less apprehensive,” she adds.Commissioner of Correctional Services, Ina Hunter, says the probation aftercare officers play an integral role in crime-fighting through the rehabilitation of persons under supervision within the communities.She says that every effort is made to prevent clients from re-entering the correctional system.Ms. Hunter encouraged the residents to get the relevant information and contacts and advised them to keep in touch with the officers. Miss Williams, who is Vice President of the Portland Cottage Citizens’ Association, was speaking to JIS News during a recent community walk-through and town hall staged by the Probation Aftercare Services (PAS) in the small fishing community. The intervention saw several officers from the Clarendon probation office engaging with residents and providing information about the agency’s work in monitoring and working with offenders in order to prevent reoffending and keep communities safe. Prev 1of3 Nextcenter_img When Inez Williams’ oldest son got into trouble with the law, it was his probation officer who helped him get his life back on track. Probation officers from the Clarendon Probation Aftercare Services (PAS), speak with a resident of Portland Cottage, during a visit to the small fishing community in Clarendon recently. Orville Moore, Chief Probation Aftercare Officer for Region 3, which includes Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth, says community intervention and social services are necessary in winning the battle against crime.“It is extremely important; persons need to realise that there are resources around to help them,” he notes.“We came into the community and did some feasibility studies to know exactly what the issues are, so it’s not just a hit and miss situation. We know exactly what we are dealing with. That is how we identify the agencies and bring them along to address specific concerns, and also the relevant persons to talk with,” Mr. Moore shares.He points out that it is often difficult to treat a client without addressing the environment that he/she is coming from, “so the role of the probation officer is not just to counsel or supervise the individual but also to have an impact on the community”.Mr. Moore says successful probationary work requires collaborative relationships with various partners, and so he commended the service agencies for coming on board.He says the response from the residents was very good. “You would be amazed to see how much citizens need this kind of intervention, because many times the agencies are there, but some distance away, or residents are unsure who or where to go to,” he points out.The PAS has already carried out interventions in Region 2, which comprises Portland, St. Mary and St Ann; and Region 4, which comprises Westmoreland, Hanover, St James and Trelawny.last_img read more

Cap and Trade Legislation Introduced

first_imgAmendments to the Environment Act introduced today, Sept. 29, will allow Nova Scotia to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Environment Minister Iain Rankin. “Working closely with our stakeholders, our program will set and achieve targets for further greenhouse gas reductions while protecting the pocketbooks of Nova Scotians.” The amendments will enable government to create regulations to: set caps, distribute emission allowances and set penalties enable trading of emission allowances require companies to monitor and report specific information set a provincewide greenhouse gas target for 2030 create a Green Fund to support climate change initiatives and innovations. To help promote stability in the market for emissions allowances trading, regulations will allow a small number of allowances to be put in a strategic reserve. These allowances will be sold, if requested. Money collected through sale of allowances or fines will be put in the Green Fund. The amendments require government to report on progress in achieving targets and use of the Green Fund. The amendments are flexible for potential future changes. While Nova Scotia only plans to allow trading of emission allowances within the province, a provision is included to allow linking with programs in other places in the future if that is determined to be in the province’s best interest. Under a cap and trade program, the provincial government sets a limit or cap on the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowed in the province and then issues greenhouse gas allowances to regulated companies. If a company emits more than its allowance, it can buy allowances from other companies that have emitted less than their respective caps. Over time, the cap is reduced, leaving fewer allowances and creating an incentive for companies to find ways of cutting their emissions. Next steps include developing greenhouse gas reporting regulations this fall and consulting with stakeholders on them.last_img read more

NASA captures images of Chandrayaan2s Moon landing site Report

first_imgHouston: As the deadline to re-establish communication with Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander nears, NASA’s Moon orbiter has captured images of the lunar region where the Indian mission made an unsuccessful attempt to soft land, according to a media report that quoted a project scientist of the US space agency. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has snapped a series of images during its flyby on September 17 of Vikram’s attempted landing sight near the Moon’s uncharted south pole, and the US space agency is now analysing and reviewing them. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The probability of establishing contact with the lander has a deadline of September 21 because after that the Moon region will enter into a lunar night. LRO deputy project scientist John Keller shared a statement confirming that the orbiter’s camera captured the images, according to a report in cnet.com. “The LROC team will analyse these new images and compare them to previous images to see if the lander is visible (it may be in shadow or outside the imaged area),” Keller was quoted as saying in the statement. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen NASA is validating, analysing and reviewing the images. It was near lunar dusk when the orbiter passed over, meaning large parts of the area were in shadow, the report said. According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan were supposed to be functional only for 14 days from the day of their touchdown. At the start of the mission, ISRO said the mission life of the lander and the rover will be one lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days, whereas that of the orbiter will be one Earth year. The nights on the Moon can be very cold, especially in the south polar region where Vikram is lying. Temperatures could drop to as low as minus 200 degrees Celsius during the lunar night. The instruments aboard the lander are not designed to withstand that kind of temperature. The electronics would not work and would get permanently damaged. Therefore, if no connection is established in the next two days, ISRO may have to give up the hope to establish connection with the lander. In the early hours of September 7, ISRO’s plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface did not go as per script. The lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent. ISRO officials said that the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 remained healthy and safe. A NASA spokesperson had earlier said that the space agency will share any before and after flyover imagery of the area around the targeted Chandrayaan-2 landing site to support analysis by ISRO.last_img read more

Rahul Aware takes bronze as India enjoy best ever show at Worlds

first_imgNur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Rahul Aware on Monday bagged a bronze medal to ensure that India’s best-ever medal haul at the World Wrestling Championship after young Deepak Punia settled for silver having pulled out of final due to injury. Aware outclassed Tyler Lee Graff, the 2017 Pan- America champion, 11-4 in the 61kg bronze play-off to take India’s tally to five medals. India’s previous best show was in 2013, when the country had three in their kitty courtesy Amir Dahiya (silver), Bajrang Punia (bronze) and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav (bronze in Greco-Roman) Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuAware was in complete control of the bout and jumped in joy at the end, having won the biggest medal of his career. The Maharashtra grappler had won a gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and two bronze at the Asian Championships (2009, 2011). The American surprised Aware with a double leg attack, the moment the bout started and earned two points with a takedown. However, he became alert and twice wriggled out of Graff’s single leg attacks. He also scored consecutive takedown points to lead 4-2 at the break. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersIn the second period too, Graff got hold of Aware’s right leg but the Indian got himself out of trouble in an impressive manner. He then pulled the bout it away from the American with a flurry of moves the takedowns and expose take a commanding 10-2 lead. It consolidated further when the American lost a challenge. Eventually he won 11-4. Aware had lost a pacy semifinal 6-10 to Beka Lomtadze, the European championship silver medallist. The morning of the final day of the championships brought with it the news that Deepak Punia will not be able to compete in Sunday’s final against Iranian great Hazsan Yazdani due to an ankle injury sustained during the semifinal. “The left foot is not taking the load. It’s difficult to fight in this condition and could have aggravated the injury. I know it was a big chance to fight against Yazdani but I can’t help it,” Deepak said. Deepak had come out of the mat limping and a swollen right eye after his semifinal against Switzerland’s Stefan Reichmuth. It was a good draw for Deepak and he exploited it to get the biggest medal of his career. In a dream run, Deepak reached the final with wins over Reichmuth, Colombia’s Carlos Arturo Mendez and Kazakhstan’s Adilet Davlumbayev. He became only the fifth Indian ever to reach the World Championship after Bishamber Singh (1967) Sushil Kumar (2010), Amit Dahiya (2013) and Bajaramg Punia (2018). Only last year he had won the junior world champion. Sushil Kumar remains India’s only World Champion. He had won a gold in 2010 in Moscow.last_img read more

Birbhum tense in wake of TrinamoolBJP tussle

first_imgKolkata: Tension cropped up at Parui in Birbhum on Saturday night, after Trinamool Congress and BJP workers got involved in a clash which continued throughout the night. On Sunday morning, police had to fire rubber bullets in order to control the situation.According to sources, the clash originated on Saturday night at Simulia village in Parui, after some BJP-backed goons set fire to the houses of two Trinamool workers in Simulia village. Following this, Trinamool workers tried to defend themselves and retaliated. It has been alleged that BJP workers and some miscreants had hurled bombs at Trinamool workers and their houses. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaLater on Saturday night, police from Parui police station went to Simulia village and tried to control the situation but failed. Later, a huge police force along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Combat Force were called in and the violent mob involved in the clash was dispersed. Though the situation was controlled on Saturday night, it got heated up again on Sunday morning, as miscreants hurled bombs inside the village in order to capture the area. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt has been alleged that bombs were hurled in front of the police force. The miscreants allegedly fired multiple rounds as well. Both the parties alleged that houses of their workers were set on fire. Even after several hours, police failed to control the situation. Later, they had to fire rubber bullets to bring the situation under control. A huge police force has since been deployed in the area for any possible law and order situation. Police pickets have also been set up at strategic points.last_img read more

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first_imgBengaluru: The margin of victory was big but South African captain Quinton de Kock was equally impressed with the manner in which his team fought back to win the third T20 International against India and level the series. India were cruising at 54 for one in six overs before the Proteas staged a remarkable comeback. “They got off to a great start but I am very impressed with the way the guys fought back, they read the conditions very well, they stuck to their plans, they just kept up the pressure on India,” de Kock said at the post-match media conference. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju The skipper top-scored with a blazing 52-ball 79 to engineer his team;s nine-wicket victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. But it was not that easy for the visiting batsmen initially. “They put a lot of pressure on us in the first four overs, kept it very tight, didn’t give us a lot of bad balls, ball was swinging. “We just stuck to our guns upfront, just tried to soak up the pressure.” Playing in his first game of the series, left-arm fast medium bowler Beuran Hendricks returned impressive figures of 2/14 in his four-over spell. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “Beuran, in our T20 local league back home, he bowled really well in that tournament. Coming into this game, he has worked really hard on his skills. He deserved the chance and he took it with both hands,” de Kock said. He was also pleased with the performance of left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin, who picked up 2/19 in three overs, saying he mixed up his deliveries cleverly. Vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen, seated next to de Kock, said they have been able to send out a message to the hosts before the Test series. “They did not have enough runs to put us under pressure and Quinton is a world class player, he has played here so many times, he never even gave them a sniff. “We came here today with a goal to win and to send a strong message. The captain led from the front,” van der Dussen said. Van der Dussen also praised the likes of Temba Bavuma and Fortuin. “Temba has come in and has obviously done really well in these two games. He has played a lot of cricket for South Africa so the stage was never too big for him. “In the last year or two, he has really improved his white ball cricket, in T20s as well as one-day cricket.” Regarding Fortuin, he said, “Bjorn is a bowler for the big occasions, we have seen so many times back home but may be not enough international crowd have seen that. Asked if Rishab Pant’s was a well-thought-out dismissal by Fortuin, van der Dussen responded in the positive. “It was a clear plan against Pant, we know when he tries to look for boundaries he goes for long-on, looks for slog sweep. So when he tries to attack, the spinners always look to take him on. Bjorn executed that perfectly.”last_img read more

ExFrench President Chirac who stood up to US dies at 86

first_imgParis: Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died “peacefully, among his loved ones.” He did not give a cause of death, though Chirac had had repeated health problems since leaving office in 2007. Chirac was long the standard-bearer of France’s conservative right, and mayor of Paris for nearly two decades. He was nicknamed “Le Bulldozer” early in his career for his determination and ambition. As president from 1995-2007 he was a consummate global diplomat but failed to reform the economy or defuse tensions between police and minority youths that exploded into riots across France in 2005. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Yet Chirac showed courage and statesmanship during his presidency. In what may have been his finest hour, France’s last leader with memories of World War II crushed the myth of his nation’s innocence in the persecution of Jews and their deportation during the Holocaust when he acknowledged France’s part. “Yes, the criminal folly of the occupiers was seconded by the French, by the French state,” he said on July 16, 1995. “France, the land of the Enlightenment and human rights … delivered those it protects to their executioners.” With words less grand, the man who embraced European unity once calling it an “art” raged at the French ahead of their “no” vote in a 2005 referendum on the European constitution meant to fortify the EU. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests “If you want to shoot yourself in the foot, do it, but after don’t complain,” he said. “It’s stupid, I’m telling you.” He was personally and politically humiliated by the defeat. His popularity didn’t fully recover until after he left office in 2007, handing power to protege-turned-rival Nicolas Sarkozy. Chirac ultimately became one of the French’s favorite political figures, often praised for his down-to-earth human touch rather than his political achievements. In his 40 years in public life, Chirac was derided by critics as opportunistic and impulsive. But as president, he embodied the fierce independence so treasured in France: He championed the United Nations and multipolarism as a counterweight to U.S. global dominance, and defended agricultural subsidies over protests by the European Union. Chirac was also remembered for another trait valued by the French: style. Tall, dapper and charming, Chirac was a well-bred bon vivant who openly enjoyed the trappings of power: luxury trips abroad and life in a government-owned palace. His slicked-back hair and ski-slope nose were favorites of political cartoonists. Yet he retained a common touch that worked wonders on the campaign trail, exuding warmth when kissing babies and enthusiasm when farmers a key constituency displayed their tractors. His preferences were for western movies and beer and “tete de veau,” calf’s head. After two failed attempts, Chirac won the presidency in 1995, ending 14 years of Socialist rule. But his government quickly fell out of favor and parliamentary elections in 1997 forced him to share power with Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. The pendulum swung the other way during Chirac’s re-election bid in 2002, when far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen took a surprise second place behind Chirac in first-round voting. In a rare show of unity, the moderate right and the left united behind Chirac, and he crushed le Pen with 82 percent of the vote in the runoff. “By thwarting extremism, the French have just confirmed, reaffirmed with force, their attachment to a democratic tradition, liberty and engagement in Europe,” Chirac enthused at his second inauguration. Later that year, an extreme right militant shot at Chirac and missed during a Bastille Day parade in 2002. Inspecting troops, the president was unaware of the drama. While he had won a convincing mandate for his anti-crime, pro-Europe agenda at home, Chirac’s outspoken opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 rocked relations with France’s top ally, and the clash weakened the Atlantic alliance. Angry Americans poured Bordeaux wine into the gutter and restaurants renamed French fries “freedom fries” in retaliation. The United States invaded anyway, yet Chirac gained international support from other war critics. Troubles over Iraq aside, Chirac was often seen as the consummate diplomat. He cultivated ties with leaders across the Middle East and Africa. He was the first head of state to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Chirac was greeted by adulating crowds on a 2003 trip to Algeria, where he once battled Algerians fighting for independence from France. At home, myriad scandals dogged Chirac, including allegations of misuse of funds and kickbacks during his time as Paris mayor. He was formally charged in 2007 after he left office as president, losing immunity from prosecution. In 2011, he was found guilty of misuse of public money, breach of trust and illegal conflict of interest and given a two-year suspended jail sentence. He did not attend the trial. His lawyers explained he was suffering severe memory lapses, possibly related to a stroke. While still president in 2005, Chirac suffered a stroke that put him in the hospital for a week. 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first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be traveling to Copenhagen to meet 20 city leaders from the megacities of the world to launch the Clean Air Cities Declaration, a set of short and long term commitments towards cleaning our air. He is expected to endorse the declaration and pledge to reduce emissions and air pollution in a set time frame.Kejriwal will address a joint press conference with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, the Lord Mayor of Coepnhagen, Frank Jensen, Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan and Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau. The delegation from Delhi is likely to participate in several bilateral meetings. The CM is expected to share the challenges and successes of Delhi’s effort to curb pollution and improve quality of life. Additionally, Chief Minister is expected to understand from cities around the world some of the global best practices in various fields of governance to be implemented in Delhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKejriwal is also scheduled to attend the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark between October 9 and 12. Invited as the leader of one of the world’s largest metropolises, the chief minister will join leaders of the cities like New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin on the high table of urban powerhouses to discuss the climate crisis impacting the world. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.last_img read more

Mumbai The Indian rupee recovered from the days

first_imgMumbai: The Indian rupee recovered from the day’s lows and settled higher by 20 paise at 70.87 to the US dollar on Thursday, helped by weakening of the greenback overseas and easing crude oil prices. However, sustained foreign fund outflows and sell-offs in domestic equities put pressure on the forex market, somewhat capping the rupee gains. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened weaker at 71.22 a dollar. It fell further to the day’s low of 71.35, before recouping losses to touch a high of 70.86. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe local unit finally settled at 70.87, up 20 paise against its previous close. The Indian rupee on Tuesday had closed at 71.07 against the US dollar. Forex market was closed on Wednesday on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. “Indian rupee has recovered from morning lows of 71.35 a dollar and last quoted at 70.93 a dollar with the gain of 15 paise amid foreign fund flows in Primary market and lower dollar index,” said V K Sharma, Head PCG & Capital Markets Strategy, HDFC Securities. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysSharma further noted that “ongoing IPO, IRCTC has received good response from Institutions. Asian currencies are trading higher following weaker economic data”. The initial public offering of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was subscribed 77.91 times so far on the final day of bidding on Thursday. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 810.72 crore on Thursday, exchange data showed. Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, dropped 0.28 per cent to USD 57.53 per barrel. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.07 per cent to 98.95.last_img read more

Windsor Locks A pilot with more than 7000 hours

first_imgWindsor Locks: A pilot with more than 7,000 hours of experience flying a B-17 and his co-pilot were among seven people killed when the bomber crashed and burned at a Connecticut airport, officials said Thursday. Pilot Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had flown for over 20 years with the educational group that owned the World War II-era plane and was also its safety officer, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The plane carrying 13 people crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday morning from Bradley International Airport. Five passengers were killed along with McCauley and the co-pilot, Michael Foster, 71, of Jacksonville, Florida, according to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Investigators have begun securing evidence, including the engine in which the pilot had reported a problem, NTSB member Jennifer Homendy said at a news conference. As part of the investigation, she said, they also will look into witness reports that work was being done on one or two of the engines prior to takeoff. The plane had last been through a major inspection in January 2019, she said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Among the passengers killed was Gary Mazzone, 60, of East Windsor, who was a history and military buff, according to his son, Daniel Mazzone. He didn’t know of his father’s plans to ride the B-17, he said, but knew why he would be interested. I think he just wanted to see what it was like to be in the back of a B-17, Daniel Mazzone said. He loved World War II. He loved people who served this country in any capacity. Mazzone, a father of three children and two stepdaughters, retired in January as a prosecutor’s office inspector and previously was a Vernon police officer for 22 years. We’re all very sad … and we’re very sad for his family, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane said. He was a good investigator. He was a good inspector. And he was a very good and helpful colleague. The wife of Robert Riddell, an insurance company analyst from East Granby, Connecticut, said she was devastated by the loss of her husband. Robert Riddell had posted a photo from inside the plane just before takeoff. Debra Riddell was at the airport herself and watched with dread as the plane struggled. As soon as it fell behind the hangar, I just had this really bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. I just sensed that that plane was going to go down. I knew it, was certain of it, she said. The other passengers killed in the flight were James Roberts, 48, of Ludlow, Massachusetts; David Broderick, 56, of West Springfield, Massachusetts; and Robert Rubner, 64, of Tolland, Connecticut. The flight engineer Mitchell Melton, 34, of Dalhart, Texas, survived with injuries. Five other passengers on the plane were injured along with Andrew Sullivan, 28, an airport employee who was on the ground near the site of the accident. Bridgeport Hospital officials said that one survivor who arrived in serious condition was upgraded Thursday to fair condition, and that two others there were still in fair condition. All three suffered burns and broken bones. One patient injured in the crash remained at Hartford Hospital, officials said. An airman with the Connecticut National Guard who was aboard the B-17 bomber helped other passengers escape the flames by using his fire-resistant gloves to open a hatch, officials said Thursday. The airman has training in handling emergencies on aircraft and had brought his military-issued gloves on the flight, according to the Guard. The airman was treated at a hospital and has been recovering at home. His name was not released. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic accident, said Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, adjutant general of the Connecticut National Guard. The retired, civilian-registered plane was associated with the Collings Foundation, an educational group that brought its Wings of Freedom vintage aircraft display to the airport this week, officials said. The vintage bomber _ also known as a Flying Fortress, one of the most celebrated Allied planes of World War II _ was used to take history buffs and aircraft enthusiasts on short flights, during which they could get up and walk around the loud and windy interior. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate.last_img read more

North Kolkata in the race for highest footfall

first_imgKolkata: Usually known for its traditional Pujas, North Kolkata is in the race for drawing the highest footfall this year, with its stellar themes competing at par with South Kolkata and other fringes of the city.Purba Kolkata Sarbojanin, one of the premier Pujas of the area, has adopted the theme of ‘Appeal’, spreading the message of world peace and the need to conserve the environment. Sreebhumi Sporting, one of the foremost and most renowned Pujas of North Kolkata, has bagged the ‘Sherar Shera’ award in this year’s Biswa Bangla Sharod Samman. The Puja, organised by Minister of State for Fire and Emergency Services and Bidhannagar MLA Sujit Bose, was inaugurated by ace shuttler P V Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand. “Many people are coming to see our Puja from across the city as we have built up goodwill. There has been a large crowd from the afternoon itself. We are now preparing for the Red Road Carnival,” said Sujit Bose. Traditional Pujas like College Square and Mohammad Ali Park, which are known as crowd-pullers every year, have started seeing large footfall this year as well. Both the pandals have been adorned with elaborate lighting arrangements. Santosh Mitra Square in Bowbazar is also attracting a significant chunk of pandal-hoppers in the city, thanks to its gold-plated Durga idol. Owing to the pandal being situated in a highly crowded area with narrow roads, the Puja organisers have made elaborate arrangement to ensure smooth passage for the people. Other premier Pujas of the area include Kumartuli Sarbojanin and Hatibagan Sarbojanin, which was the first Puja inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee this year. Hatibagan is wooing pandal-hoppers with its unique feature of a camera hidden in the idol of Goddess Durga, which is snapping photos of people who are offering ‘pranam’ in front of the idol.last_img read more

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It would be recalled that the Spokesperson for the nation’s aviation Ministry, killing all 298 people on board. That is how we live in Enugu State. how shall I say this, We try to be as normal as possible. However, and Allegiance. says the armys influence is blown out of proportion. "In a well-functioning emergency department, once a person allows others to abuse him without raising objections.

Mamora. it was incredible. “There had never been anything that Labour got on a platter of gold since the history of the labour movement in Nigeria. WHATS GOING ON?Calm down calm down Ill explain The popstar has tied the knot with his 21-year-old partner in recent weeks according to reports The pair were spotted at a courthouse in New York in September and the models uncle Alec Baldwin said at the Emmys that they just went off and got married Credit: PAHowever Hailey later said on Twitter that the pair were not married yet leading many to believe that the couple had only collected their marriage license at the courthouse So thats where were at on the marriage front The particulars regarding the facial tattoo are also shrouded in mystery – which youd think wouldnt really be possible when it comes to face tattoos but the Biebernator has been laying quite low of lateCelebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang or Keith McCurdy as hes actually called said Biebs and his missus both got tattoos to mark their marriage while speaking to Page Six TV Credit: Instagram/justinbieberHe said: "They each got a tattoo Justins tattoo is on his face and I havent seen any photos of it – so hes doing a good job of laying low"Its really thin and delicate And [its] also not a traditional couples tattoo I dont want to give away what it is until press get a hold of itHowever Biebs and his facial declarations of love cant hide away forever and it is believed the first sighting of the tat can be seen in the picture below:Credit: Getty ImagesSorry where what Has he had a tattoo of his face on his face you ask.. its not exactly I LOVE YOU HAILEY across the forehead. will face an incumbent governor with more campaign money than any of them and a lead in polls."(That) was the year Mr.”, "As asserted in the lawsuit, We have our share of criminals too.

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