2nd Test: South Africa thrash Pakistan by 9 wickets to clinch series

first_img2nd Test: South Africa thrash Pakistan by 9 wickets to clinch seriesSouth Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 4, Brief scores: Pakistan 177 & 294 all out (Asad Shafiq 88, Babar Azam 72, Shan Masood 61, Kagiso Rabada 4 for 61, Dale Steyn 4 for 85), South Africa 431 & 43/1 (Dean Elgar 24 not out). South Africa beat Pakistan by 9 wickets. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was named man of the match for first innings century.advertisement Reuters Cape TownJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 16:22 IST South Africa players celebrates (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS2nd Test Day 4 brief scores: South Africa (431 and 43/1) beat Pakistan (177 & 294 all out) by 9 wickets. Dean Elgar 24 not outSouth Africa have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match seriesFaf du Plessis was named man of the match for first innings centurySouth Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 4 Scores(Full Scorecard)Brief Scores:Pakistan 177 & 294 all out (Asad Shafiq 88, Babar Azam 72, Shan Masood 61, Kagiso Rabada 4 for 61, Dale Steyn 4 for 85)South Africa 431 (Faf du Plessis 103) & 43 for 1 (Dean Elgar 24 not out, Mohammad Abbas 1 for 14)South Africa win by 9 wicketsSouth Africa reeled off their modest victory target of 41 runs early on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan to clinch the series with a comprehensive nine-wicket triumph at Newlands on Sunday.Opener Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 24 as the home side added to their victory in Pretoria last month and will be looking to sweep the series in the third match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, starting on Friday.The Proteas will have concerns over their top-order batting, however, with opener Aiden Markram not taking to the crease in the second innings with a severely bruised right thigh and Hashim Amla retiring hurt after he was struck on the bicep.Added to that, middle-order batsman Theunis de Bruyn, deputising for Markram at the top of the order, continued his poor run when he was the only wicket to fall, caught by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed off seamer Mohammed Abbas for four.”We played very well,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who was also named man of the match for a first-innings century, said at the post-match presentation.”There is always something in the wicket here at Newlands and you need to be on form with the bat. We know if we get runs on the board, our bowlers will do the rest.”advertisementDu Plessis felt the key to victory was restricting Pakistan to 177 in their first innings in what was the most difficult time to bat in the Test on day one.”I think day one was moving day in terms of the pitch, but it got easier to bat on and yesterday Pakistan were in a good position to bat on and get a 150 lead and then who knows what happens.”I still feel there was enough in it for batters and bowlers. At times it was difficult but that’s Test cricket.”POOR START CRITICALPakistan will take positives from a Test in which they avoided an innings defeat with a stout batting performance on Saturday to force the contest into a fourth day.Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam all scored half-centuries as Pakistan produced their best day of batting on tour and scored more than 200 runs in an innings for the first time in the series.They were eventually dismissed for 294, setting their hosts a modest target, which South Africa had hoped to knock off on Saturday but ran out of time and were forced to come back on Sunday.Pakistan scored 177 in their first innings and were critical of the uneven bounce and cracks on the wicket at the iconic Cape Town venue but South Africa, with Du Plessis scoring 103, replied with 431.Touring captain Sarfraz admitted a bad start, in which they lost five wickets in the first session, proved their undoing.”It’s hard to recover if you’re losing five wickets in the first session, but the way our batsmen are batting, that’s how you learn in Test cricket,” he said, adding the team would have benefited from more warm-up matches ahead of the first Test.”For me, playing two or three practice matches [is best] but we only played one match here. Our batsmen showed their courage, hopefully we’ll have confidence [into the third Test].”Also Watch:For 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Dean ElgarFollow Faf Du Plessislast_img read more

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GST collections rise marginally to 102 lakh crore in July

first_imgNew Delhi: Gross GST collections stood at Rs 1.02 lakh crore in July, marginally up from the previous month, official data showed on Thursday. The July 2019 mop-up was, however, 5.8 per cent higher than the Rs 96,483 crore collected in the same month last year. Revenue collection from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) had slipped below the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the first time in the current fiscal in June at Rs 99,939 crore.last_img

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Body of girl 13 found by police in Attawapiskat

first_img(Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, was found dead in Attawapiskat. Instagram)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA 13 year-old girl was recently found dead in the northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat and the family is now waiting for the provincial coroner to determine the cause of death.Sheridan Hookimaw’s body was found by a Nishnawbe-Aski Police (NAPs) officer while on patrol near an area locally known as “the first rapids” on about Oct. 19, according to a family member.NAPs spokesperson Sgt. Jackie George said the police service was waiting for a report from the coroner.“We provided the information to the coroner and the coroner hasn’t released a report yet,” said George.Attawapiskat is one of the country’s poorest communities. The First Nation is situated near the place where the Attawapiskat River flows into James Bay.The community has made national headlines over the dire state of its housing. Its former chief Theresa Spence captured Canada’s attention when she began a liquids-only fast during the height of the Idle No More movement between the fall of 2012 and the winter of 2013.Hookimaw’s home was one of several in the community contaminated after Attawapiskat’s sewage system backed up. The home, which was abandoned, was then burned down by youth, according to a family member.The young girl was living in over-crowded conditions at a nursing home in the community. She also faced bullying at school and some of it may have been committed by an instructor, according to a family member.The coroner’s report is expected sometime this month.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Shell urges CAPP to adjust emission policies to support carbon pricing

first_imgIn the report, Shell says CAPP is out of line because it doesn’t comment on the Paris accord, nor does it publicly support federal and provincial carbon pricing frameworks in Canada.It adds that it is aligned with CAPP, however, on support of Canada’s climate targets and policies that encourages technology and innovation to address climate change, as well as on the use of natural gas as an energy source and properly managing methane.Shell was a much bigger player in the Canadian oilpatch before it sold most of its oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in 2017.“Taking into account the broader value of our membership, we remain a committed member of CAPP. We will continue to engage with the association and closely monitor our alignment on climate-related topics,” the Shell report concludes. CALGARY, A.B. – Global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is urging Canada’s largest oil and gas organization to get off the fence and support both the Paris climate accord and the pricing of carbon to encourage greenhouse gas emission reductions.In a new report, Shell says it has reviewed its relationships with 19 industry associations around the world and decided to leave one of them, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, because of “material misalignment.”It found some misalignment with nine others, including the Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.last_img read more

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Saskatchewan MLA Jennifer Campeau stepping down to take job with mining company

REGINA — A Saskatchewan member of the legislature and former cabinet minister has announced she is leaving politics effective Sunday.Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau says she has accepted a position with mining company Rio Tinto in British Columbia.Campeau says it’s been an honour to represent the constituency, but the time has come to move on to a different opportunity.Campeau was elected twice in very close races: she won by 247 votes in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 by 182 votes.She served as central services minister from 2014 to 2016, and has most recently been legislative secretary in the Education Ministry for First Nations student achievement.Premier Brad Wall says Campeau winning a difficult seat twice for the Saskatchewan Party speaks to the job she has done and to the respect her constituents have for her.A byelection must be held within six months to fill the vacant seat. read more

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UN rights chief to request details on trials of Cuban journalists activists

In a press statement issued in Geneva, Mr. Vieira de Mello voiced “disquiet” regarding the wave of recent arrests, in which at least 24 Cuban journalists and as many as 78 human rights activists have been jailed on charges of treason. Reports that several of the subsequent closed trials lasted barely a week but resulted in lengthy prison terms were particularly troubling, he said.Calling for transparency, the High Commissioner stressed, “There are questions about the fairness of such expedited proceedings, which have been closed to the public and observers.” He added that Cuba must ensure that the accused benefit from due process, including the right to an adequate defence.Mr. Vieira de Mello also recalled that he had raised the issue of the arrests last month during a meeting with Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and in subsequent discussions with Cuban authorities.In a related development, the Cuban Government has informed the High Commissioner that it was about to respond to an earlier appeal addressed to it by Louis Joinet, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. read more

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Football Moving past the loss to Iowa and more from Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer watches a Buckeye offensive possession from the sideline in the third quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe mood in the postgame press conference room following No. 6 Ohio State’s 55-24 loss to Iowa last Saturday was noticeably down. Head coach Urban Meyer and the two players — center Billy Price and defensive end Tyquan Lewis — were both clearly emotional about the loss they suffered that could prove to be the loss that wipes out its playoff hopes.Meyer spoke on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday about what he said to the team after the game as he attempted to keep the morale up in the locker room. The message to the whole team — players and coaches alike — was simple. “Move forward,” Meyer said. “We have great trust, great confidence. I just had that discussion with our staff yesterday where we gave up an incredible amount of rushing yards and the week before we shut down Saquon Barkley, arguably the best back in the league or in the country. And then J.T. was 13-for-13 or 16-for-16, or whatever it was, and then it’s athletics and you’ve got to rebound and put that one behind you, which is hard, but you’ve got to move forward.”Meyer said his team knows what is at stake in the upcoming matchup against Michigan State and that the team still has plenty left for which to play.“They understand, they’re a very smart team, understand what’s at stake,” Meyer said. “Come back home and play against the other team that’s tied with us for first place. I’ll know more today, obviously we haven’t seen them yet. These meetings start here in a few minutes.”Here are some more topics he discussed Tuesday.Meyer on Michigan State’s improved season: “Their quarterback’s really starting to play well. Threw for 800 yards the last two games. Defense, they’re No. 1 in the league in rush defense. Playing typical Michigan State, very good defense. So they’ve just got some momentum right now.”Meyer on the linebackers’ performance this season: “This past week was not good at all. To this point, they’ve been playing very solid, at times very good. Especially when you have some new guys in there. Jerome Baker is really the only returning starter. At times, they’ve played very well. And like the week before, they played very, very well. And this week we did not.”Meyer on balancing quarterback and tailback rush attempts: “A lot of those are, when you run the read game, they’re a couple defenses that really tried to take the tailback out of the game. So we’ve been working on that hard this week.”Meyer on whether the inconsistent play is the result of a lack of leadership: “No I think this is one of the better groups that I’ve had. It’s perplexing at times because I know they care so much. The two ejections, one was a mistake by the official and one was in the heat of the moment, there wasn’t a purpose or intent to it.”Meyer on safety Damon Webb’s career and 2017 season: “A very good career. Obviously it remains to be seen how he plays these last few games out, but he’s a very good player for us. Good person … He’s done a pretty good job [this season]. Obviously, the taste in your mouth from last weekend was not good, but before that he’s been playing pretty good.” read more

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Police launch murder inquiry after three people found dead in Lincolnshire house

Police have launched a murder investigation after a house was burnt to the ground leaving three people dead, including the suspected arsonist.Detectives believe the person who started the blaze was one of the three killed when the fire swept through a suburban home in Lincolnshire during the early hours of New Year’s Day.Firefighters recovered the bodies of a 27-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man and a 32-year-old man from the severely damaged house on Pear Tree Road,  in the village of Kirton.Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that two other people who were taken to hospital following the fire have been discharged. Officers say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fire. Despite emergency services responding to the 999 call within 10 minutes, emergency workers were forced to watch alongside horrified residents as the property was engulfed in flames.Flowers have since been laid outside the large red brick detached property by mourners.Eyewitnesses have spoken of the intensity of the blaze, which completely gutted the first floor and roof of the detached house. Officers have said it may take “a number of days” to establish the exact cause.David Danby, chairman of Kirton Parish Council, who lives nearby and witnessed the fire, said:  “What was amazing was the ferocity. The speed at which the flames went from one side of the building to the other on the top floor was amazing. By quarter to four the top half had gone completely. Scene after house fire in Peartree Road, Kirton, near Boston, in LincolnshireCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire Eyewitnesses have spoken of the intensity of the blaze, which completely gutted the first floor and roof of the detached houseCredit:BPM Media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit are appealing for witnesses to come forward who may have dashcam footage of the street before the fire was reported.Superintendent Di Coulson said: “This is a tragic crime and our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.“We are in contact with the families and will ensure that this is a thorough investigation as we try and understand what happened.” Scene after house fire in Peartree Road, Kirton, near Boston, in Lincolnshire “I was speaking to one of the investigators. He said that the police were there first and the fire tender got there within seven minutes of the 999 call and by the time they got there, there was very little they could do. I think they were surprised at how quickly it moved across the house. The house is completely gutted.” Eyewitnesses have spoken of the intensity of the blaze, which completely gutted the first floor and roof of the detached house read more

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Clearing block cave drawbell hang ups robotically

first_imgPenguin Automated Systems has shipped what is thought to be the world’s first hangup assessment and clearing robotic system to Codelco’s Andina mine in Chile. The robot hangup clearance unit features an arm that extends 4.6 m horizontally and 10 m vertically through the throat of a drawbell in a block cave mine. At the end of the arm are a 3D camera, an infrared lighting system, a drill and an explosives loader.The robot scans the inside of the drawbell and creates a virtual map of the hangup, explains Penguin CEO Greg Baiden. The system collects point cloud data and transfers it into a gaming engine that allows an operator in a specially adapted Normet RBO personnel carrier a safe distance away to optimise the position of the arm, drill a hole, load an explosives charge and remotely clear the blockage.The robotic system built for Codelco could be the first of many more units given the growing number of block cave mines around the world and the importance of coming up with a way to clear blockages without exposing miners to unnecessary risk.Of the estimated 200,000 drawbells in the world, up to 10% of them are blocked at any one time, said Baiden.The robot uses a military positioning system that allows for the adjustment of the pitch, roll and yaw of the machine, which in turn allows the operator to precisely guide the robotic arm through the throat to the blockage. “It’s probably one of the most sophisticated robotic arms ever built,” said Baiden. “There are 20-plus patents in it.”An optical communication system provides the bandwidth necessary to gather the point cloud information and transmit it back to the robot in real time. Optical receivers on each side of the robot absorb the light from LEDs and convert it to a different format so it can be digitised.“Typically, optical signals have to be point-to-point and aimed right on line, which would have been a problem, but we developed a way to collect the optical information in a 70-m hemisphere all around the receiver,” said Baiden.One of the challenges Penguin designers had to overcome was how to open and extend the arm to its full extent within the limited confines of an underground drift. The problem was overcome by designing it to telescope out horizontally and then vertically with support for the vertical part of the arm provided by a stinger that extends down to the ground. In overcoming this as well as other challenges, Penguin worked closely with Codelco’s Hector Cerda, who heads up innovation, and Juan Sanchez, a senior operations engineer at Andina.The robot is an all-electric, battery-powered machine. It operates without emissions and so quietly that Codelco wanted it equipped with beepers and lights so it could warn underground personnel of its approach, said Baiden.Pan-tilt-zoom cameras with spritzers and windshield wiper blades to keep the lenses clean are installed on each corner of the robot to provide the operator with situational awareness.Penguin is working with a mining equipment manufacturer to market the robots worldwide, but has committed to building the electronics and robotics in Sudbury, Canada.According to Baiden, there are several other potential applications for a robot with these capabilities – in sublevel cave mines and ore passes, as well as for explosives dismantling, environmental disaster response, or cleanup and remediation work at a nuclear power plant like Fukushima in Japan – where the Penguin robot can access and perform complex tasks without putting people at risk.last_img read more

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People are now paying to have snakes slither all over their body

first_imgSpeaking to AFP,  Paulus Abraham of the Bali Heritage Spa said people are travelling from all over the world just to experience the snake massage.Of the treatment, he said:We want the people to try to experience the adrenaline that comes out from their fear…Riiiight, adrenaline.  Of course!Will you be travelling to Bali to experience a snake massage?  We’re going to give it a miss for the moment.Via AFPLet’s all take a moment to be grateful that there are no snakes in Ireland>Oh, just a huge snake OPENING A DOOR> SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE stressed out, all you want is a massage.  Something to relax you, remove the tension from your back and send you out into the world a peaceful, happy person.It may come as a surprise to you, so, to learn that the latest spa craze in Indonesia is a snake massage.  As in lying down virtually unclothed as giant snakes slither all over you.Don’t worry, their mouths are taped shut so you can totally relax as their reptilian skin slithers against yours.  Heh heh…heh… *shudder*last_img read more

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Sexual harassment illegal hours and treated like slaves An investigation into the

first_img Jan 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 31,751 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Sexual harassment, illegal hours and treated like slaves’: An investigation into the hospitality sector Many have been forced to leave the industry due to abuses of their employment. http://jrnl.ie/3192299 Share Tweet Email4 By Garreth MacNamee Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenko 63 Comments Short URL THE EXPLOITATION OF workers in the hospitality sector is spiraling out of control, according to former employees who have now launched a campaign to protect workers.Sinn Féín, SIPTU and the Migrant Rights Centre are some of the groups attempting to raise awareness of workers’ rights nationwide.TheJournal.ie has spoken with a number of women in the Galway area who claim to have been mistreated by their employers whilst working in bars, hotels and restaurants in the west of the country.Abuse within the sector is rife, according to Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, who said he has received dozens of complaints from workers in Mayo and Galway.Employee advocate Eva Mitchell has spent the past two months gathering statements from workers in the hospitality industry who feel they have been unfairly treated. Eva MitchellÓ Clochartaigh, with the help of Mitchell and SIPTU, has sent out a survey to workers in the region asking them to share their experiences. SIPTU is supporting the initiative and will look to reorganise workers in the sector in the coming months. Over 300 surveys have been completed so far.It is hoped that, when the results are returned, there will be concrete data to present to those in the sector who have denied the poor treatment is happening.“It’s come to the point where enough is enough. The hours are illegal under EU law a lot of the time, payslips and tips are being retained and the casual sexual harassment is now bordering on assault for some of the women working,” Mitchell told TheJournal.ie.“I know everyone can have a bad experience with a boss or a personality clash. But it’s now got to the stage where most people I have spoken to have an issue with some aspect of their employment.“If it’s not getting their tips, it’s something else like not getting a payslip. Then there are people who leave and who don’t get their holiday pay. There comes a point where you hear these horror stories and you just have to say no.“I’m out of the industry now, so I won’t have to deal with situations like these. But frankly, a lot of people are being forced to work for free. It’s like they’re treated like slaves. It’s disgusting how some people are being treated.”Some women, which TheJournal.ie has spoken to, wish to remain anonymous as they are still working and do not want to risk having their hours cut.One woman, who is from South America, was told she was to receive a 30-hour-a-week work placement at a spa in the west of the country. She needed the hours in order to be approved for a qualification. There would be no pay. However, when she arrived, she was forced to clean for 29 hours of the week and then received just one hour of training.She said she was working for free and that the spa knew they could take advantage of her because she needed the hours for her qualification. This woman has since left the company. An excerpt from the survey.In another instance, a couple from eastern Europe had signed 30-hour contracts with a restaurant and were paid a fixed salary. However, many times they worked 60-hour weeks and received no extra payment or breaks.Another woman told TheJournal.ie that she and a friend had left a place of employment after their boss threw cutlery and crockery in their direction during a heated argument.“These are just a couple of examples I could give you,” Mitchell added. “There are so many people out there who are just fed up with how they are being treated. I don’t know where to go.So that’s when I was put in touch with SIPTU and we had a meeting in Dublin about getting the word out there, about people knowing their rights. Hopefully, it’ll get off the ground.While all those who agreed to speak to TheJournal.ie are women, it is not a gender-specific problem. Mitchell believes that there is a large number of male staff members who are also being abused, albeit in different ways.“There wouldn’t be the sexual harassment element but there would be overworking people, no breaks, below minimum wage. That sort of stuff,” Mitchell added.Gráinne O’Toole, who is the Workplace Rights Coordinator for the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland (MRCI), told how abuses are widespread but that the hospitality industry is one of the more consistent offenders.She described how the MRCI deals with over 2,000 cases each year, many of them related to employment issues.“A number of breaches would come from the hospitality sector. It’s not the highest number we’d have but it’s one of them. Domestic work care, and security are big ones. Hospitality would be one of them. Breaches are commonplace. A big problem we see is where people have a contract and they work nearly double those hours and receive the same pay. So, it works out that they are getting well below the minimum wage. This should not be allowed.What we want to do now is make sure people know their rights and can come to us if they have any problems. It’s that widespread.Ó Clochartaigh has been liaising directly with the women involved and said there must be an investigation into what was allowed happen at the restaurants. He said the women making these allegations have his full support.Many are not given breaks over eight-hour shifts while others are having holiday and severance pay retained, according to Ó Clochartaigh.He said: “It is totally unacceptable that ruthless employers would flagrantly abuse employment law in the way that they are and that a culture of fear is being created to discourage employees from reporting this type of conduct to the relevant authorities, which I firmly believe is the case.“There are reports of people not getting proper breaks, the withholding of wages, tips not being distributed properly to staff, people on fixed sums being made to work hours over and above those agreed and threats of hours being reduced, or people being sacked if a staff member complains about the conditions.”Ó Clochartaigh has urged anyone who has experienced mistreatment in the workplace to contact him. Details can be found here.Have an experience about the hospitality sector you want to share? Get in touch by emailing garreth@thejournal.ieRead: Over 300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman’s home following search >Read: 5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage – Garda Adrian Donohoe’s murder is still unsolved > Thursday 26 Jan 2017, 12:05 AM Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenkolast_img read more

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Bouygues Telecom 25000 abonnés partis chez Free Mobile

first_imgBouygues Telecom : 25.000 abonnés partis chez Free Mobile Dix jours après son triomphal lancement, Bouygues Telecom semble être la principale victime de Free Mobile. 25.000 de ses abonnés auraient déjà migré vers le nouvel opérateur mobile en demandant la portabilité de leur numéro. Mais au total, ce sont quelque 300.000 clients que Bouygues aurait perdu un peu plus d’une semaine. Mercredi, Bouygues Telecom a admis avoir vu 25.000 de ses abonnées partir chez Free Mobile avec leur numéros. “Ce matin à 7h00, nous avions enregistré 25.120 demandes de portabilité de clients Bouygues Telecom vers Free, depuis son arrivée sur le marché le 10 janvier”, a précisé Richard Viel, directeur général délégué chez Bouygues Telecom. Ce dernier affirme cependant que son offre B&You, exclusivement proposée sur Internet et dont les prix ont été réduits après le lancement de Free Mobile, attirait bien plus de clients qu’avant l’arrivée du quatrième opérateur sur le marché de la téléphonie mobile. L’offre serait passée de “quelques milliers” de demandes d’adhésions par jour, à “plusieurs dizaines de milliers”. Et Richard Viel d’ajouter que le site internet de B&You “rencontrait des difficultés” de connexion en raison de cette impressionnante augmentation des demandes. “Les équipes travaillent sur le problème pour augmenter les capacités afin de pouvoir traiter toutes les requêtes” a-t-il promis.Mais d’après les informations du Parisien, ce sont en réalité quelque 300.000 abonnés que Bouygues aurait perdu depuis le lancement de l’offre Free, “sans distinction entre les abonnés qui ont demandé ou non la portabilité” précise le quotidien.Le 19 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Hong Kong Police to ban rally planned for coming weekend

first_imgHONG KONG: After last week’s violent clash between protesters and security forces, Hong Kong Police is planning to ban a rally and march planned for the coming weekend citing heightened safety concerns, South China Morning Post reported on Thursday. The organisers of the rally– Civil Human Rights Front — will be informed of its application rejection on Thursday, a police source said. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The rally was scheduled to start at 3 pm from Chater Garden to march to the Liaison Office, Beijing’s representative body in the city, in the Western District. “Both the rally and the march will be objected to. The risk is too big. You can see the number of petrol bombs the protesters threw last weekend,” the source said. Sunday’s pro-democracy protests had begun peacefully. Thousands braved a thunderstorm to march from Kwai Chung to Tsuen Wan district, in the city’s New Territories. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us They showed up dressed in plastic ponchos and raincoats and huddled under a sea of umbrellas. But the violence returned in the evening when a smaller group of protesters broke away from the day’s main police-approved march — now a familiar feature of the protests. They used traffic cones and street railings to build makeshift barricades in the street and threw bricks, metal poles, and petrol bombs at police. Advertise With Us Tear gas was initially deployed but failed to disperse the group, CNN reported. Later, water cannons were used against a makeshift barricade, marking the first time water cannon vans had ever been used in the city. Protesters were pushed back but couldn’t be dispersed. Police had admitted that they fired 215 tear gas canisters, 72 rubber bullets, 44 sponge rounds and four bean bag rounds during the weekend clashes.last_img read more

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ProBNP Gazipur mayor Mannan suspended for third time

first_imgMA MannanThe government on Thursday suspended Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) mayor MA Mannan for the third time as a district court accepted charge sheet against him in a money embezzlement case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).Local government, rural development and cooperatives ministry issued a circular to the end.The ministry also suspended accounts officer of the city corporation M Golam Kibria.Earlier on 12 June last year, the ACC filed a case against pro-BNP mayor Mannan and Golam Kibria with Joydebpur police station on charge of misappropriating over Tk 4.9 million of the city corporation by creating 999 unsigned fake vouchers.ACC submitted the charge sheet with Gazipur special judge court on 12 January last. Later on 18 January, the court accepted the charge sheet.last_img read more

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Will Houston Join San Antonio Austin Immigration Lawsuit

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Al OrtizMayor Sylvester Turner says he’s evaluating constitutionality of the “sanctuary city” ban.The Legislature’s sanctuary city ban allows local law enforcement and campus police to ask people about their immigration status. SB4 passed with unanimous Republican support, but lawmakers outside the Capitol don’t seem to share their enthusiasm.So far, El Paso, San Antonio and Austin are all suing the state – even the small border town of El Cenizo. They say the law is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling.So where is Houston in all of this?According to Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston is working out its own strategy. “I spoke against it, I wrote a letter in opposition to it, I empowered my team in Austin to fight against it,” he says. “Now that it has passed and it’s been signed by the governor, we’ll evaluate it to see whether it’s constitutional and whether or not is it consistent with the rulings of the United States Supreme Court.”With Austin joining San Antonio’s case, University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus says they may have a better shot.“Individual groups and individual people who are opposed to the sanctuary cities legislation can pool their resources,” he says. “And that can be useful for a lengthy legal fight.”Gov. Abbott took the unusual step of signing SB4 while streaming the event on Facebook Live. It’s supposed to go into effect on Sep. 1 – that is, if it makes it out of the court room.  00:00 /01:19 X Sharelast_img read more

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Texas Immigration Case Could Play Large Role In Family Separations

first_imgMarjorie Kamys CoteraThe Catholic Charities shelter at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen has provided assistance to hundreds of displaced immigrants who have crossed the Texas-Mexico border.As the White House’s policy to separate immigrant parents from their children at the border continues to fan the flames of the national immigration debate, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that the case of a woman detained in El Paso could be the catalyst for change.U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month his office was imposing a “zero tolerance” policy on people who enter the country illegally. The policy means that parents caught with their children will go to a detention facility while their children are placed elsewhere. He doubled down on that pledge this month in separate speeches.“If you’re smuggling a child, then we’re going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law,” he said. “If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally. It’s not our fault that somebody does that.”Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said it’s not clear how many families have been affected since the policy was announced because “only the government” knows. But he said his case against the federal government would reverse that policy if a federal district judge in California grants a preliminary injunction against the practice.The Texas case involves a Brazilian referred to only as “Ms. C” in court documents. She arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last summer and was approached by a federal border agent within seconds, court documents state. She explained she was applying for asylum, passed a credible fear interview, but was subsequently placed in custody after being prosecuted for illegal entry. Her minor son was sent to a facility for unaccompanied children in Chicago. She completed her 25-day criminal misdemeanor sentence in September and was sent to an immigration detention facility in El Paso, the filing states.“Once she got out of jail, they could have reunited [her and her son], but she spent six months in an ICE detention center and was never reunited her with her son,” Gelernt said.  “She’s now been out for around six weeks, they still haven’t reunited her with her son.”The case was filed in February in San Diego because the original plaintiff in the case is a Congolese woman who was separated from her daughter. Gelernt said the case is now a class-action lawsuit that seeks to end the administration’s policy and immediately reunite the separated children with their parents. It was argued on May 4, and it’s unclear when a decision will be issued.During a news conference Wednesday at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in Central El Paso, Linda Rivas, the executive director and managing attorney of the center, said the recent fervor over the family separation proves what immigration attorneys in El Paso have known since last year: West Texas was host to the Trump Administration’s pilot program on ramped-up immigration enforcement.“We have known that this has been going on regularly for some time under the Trump administration,” she said. “This was the training ground, this is where they started to separate families.”The court documents back up her point. Though the policy was officially announced in April, Ms. C’s case goes back to September of last year.Rivas also said the recent news about the estimated 1,500 unaccompanied children that were deemed “lost” by federal officials is a distraction that takes attention away from the issue of family separation. The New York Times was the first to report last month that the Department of Health and Human Services has lost track of about 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant minors had been placed with sponsors.It was subsequently reported that the children were not likely lost, but instead their sponsors may not have responded to phone calls from government officials tasked with keeping tabs on the children. The children were also unaccompanied minors, which means they aren’t part of the group of children who have been separated from their parents at the border.“It’s inaccurate, and I think it was a distraction. Whoever it came from, it is distracting from the real issues,” she said. Sharelast_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday October 28

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.A review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement. These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

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QT Hotels Announce QT Newcastle

first_imgQT Hotels Announce QT NewcastleQT Hotels Announce QT Newcastle in the Revitalised East End PrecinctEvent Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) today announced it has entered into a management agreement with Iris Capital for a QT Hotel in Newcastle.  One of four new hotels being developed for the QT brand across Australia and New Zealand, QT Newcastle will be a creative place to stay and play and a hallmark destination for the NSW Government’s Revitalising Newcastle program.Property Owners Iris Capital will partner with EVENT to convert the former historic David Jones building, retaining the landmark building’s heritage features, fused with the much-loved contemporary charm QT is renowned for.  Similar to the transformation of Sydney’s iconic department store Gowings to create QT Sydney, the former David Jones site is opportune for the design-led QT experience.As the largest regional hub in Australia, and the seventh largest city, Newcastle provides all of the benefits of a culture-rich city with the attraction of a regional, beachside town.  QT Newcastle will sit amongst the new urban village perfectly located in the heart of Newcastle’s Hunter Street Mall on the corner of Perkins Street. The hotel will reflect QT’s popular luxurious and quirky flair, featuring 106 character-filled rooms, a boutique rooftop bar, and an intimate QT signature dining concept and bar.  QT Newcastle will be located within a short walking distance to Newcastle’s stunning Harbour and renowned surf beaches.Event Hospitality and Entertainment CEO Jane Hastings said: “Over the past 12 months we have secured four new QT locations, each unique to ensure we create the QT point of difference.  Newcastle is Australia’s largest regional centre and with the $700m Iris investment, combined with the $650m NSW government investment, the city is being revitalised and QT will be at the heart of this precinct.”“QT Newcastle will be a result of transforming the heritage David Jones building into a 106 room hotel with a boutique roof top bar and signature dining experience, all true to QT style.”Colliers International was responsible for securing the management agreement for Newcastle’s newest, iconic boutique hotel.“This will be one of the most unique offerings that Newcastle has seen and is unlike anything available in the city so far,” said Christopher Milou, Director of Hotel Valuations at Colliers International.“Currently, there is no true luxury boutique hotel operating in the Newcastle market that captures the essence of area, its history and its growing cosmopolitan feel and we believe that the characteristics of the heritage building and QT’s experience will fill this void.”Iris Capital CEO Sam Arnaout said the opportunity speaks for itself.“No other operator is better suited to the space,” Mr Arnaout said.  “We wanted to find an operator that respected the history of the East End and QT has a fantastic track record of transforming heritage buildings respectfully.  QT will deliver a result that benefits the heritage precinct, our stakeholders and the community.”Mr Arnaout said there had been a lot of interest in the site, but Iris had worked hard and taken time to secure a partnership with the most suitable operator.“There is no doubt anyone who has stayed with QT knows they are perfectly matched to the Newcastle market,” Mr Arnaout said.“Their boutique hotels are edgy and sophisticated and they are experts in hospitality.  They work hard to be different from other operators and we wanted a point of difference for the East End.”The QT group of hotels is on a strong growth trajectory, with the opening of QT Queenstown in December 2017 and QT Perth in July 2018.  QT Newcastle and QT Auckland are scheduled to open in 2020, followed by QT Parramatta and QT Adelaide in 2021.QT Hotels recently celebrated a triple-win in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, with three QT properties ranking in the top 15 hotels in Australia and New Zealand.Further details regarding QT Newcastle will be announced soon.Source = QT Hotelslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter On 22 July Hawaiian A

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOn 22 July, Hawaiian Airlines began its daily nonstop service between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Honolulu International Airport. Hawaiian’s new Narita route will complement its existing daily service to Tokyo Haneda Airport, providing two daily flight options to travellers in the Greater Tokyo region.Starting 5 May, Virgin America also increased its service to Hawaii with daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu, O‘ahu. The new route complements Virgin America’s daily service from San Francisco International Airport to Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport, allowing for round-trip connecting service between Honolulu International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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