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Rajasthan villagers perform rituals in government hospital

first_imgIn a bizarre case, villagers in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district conducted rituals and beat drums for three hours on the premises of a government hospital in the belief it would drive out the soul of their dead relative. The incident happened at MG Hospital on Saturday where a relative of some of the villagers had died sometime back. Doctors said villagers performed the ritual in their belief that they could take the soul back with them. “Villagers believe that the soul of their dead relative wanders on the hospital premises and performed rituals so that it rests in peace and family members live in peace,” said principal medical officer K.C. Panwar. “We will issue an advisory for family members to not perform such activities on hospital premises,” Dr. Panwar said.Rooster sacrificed ADM (City) Anandilal Vaishnav and SP Pradeep Mohan Sharma had inquired about the incident from hospital authorities, hospital police post sources said. This is the second such case which has come to light in the State. Last week a rooster was sacrificed, lemons quashed and rituals performed by an occult practitioner at a government hospital in Kota in a futile bid to bring a dead man back. Following the incident, which happened in the presence of medical staff, the hospital had appointed a committee of three members to probe the matter.last_img read more

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Premier League clubs mull closing transfer window early

first_imgEnglish Premier League clubs are set to discuss whether to shut the transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season when they meet next month, British media have reported.Representatives from the 20 top flight clubs are due to attend a shareholders meeting on September 7 with majority pushing for a new, earlier transfer deadline to be introduced.Talks are expected to take place between all the clubs about whether to change the end of the window, which currently closes on August 31 nearly three weeks after the first game.It will be proposed that the transfer deadline is brought forward to the week before the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season according to a report on The Daily Telegraphy website.British media said the majority of Premier League clubs favour an earlier window closure, with the approval of at least 14 of the 20 required for a new rule to be introduced.Clubs from other European leagues, including Spain and Italy, would be allowed to sign players from England in line with their own domestic deadlines but transfers between Premier League clubs would not be allowed once the season starts.Swansea City manager Paul Clement, who has left Gylfi Sigurdsson out of the squad having been unsettled by repeated bids from Everton, spoke about the window after Saturday’s draw at Southampton in their opening game.”It would be a better situation if the window closed before the start of the season and then people know that they have got their group for the first game…they are available, they aren’t available,” Clement told a news conference.advertisement”I know there are talks about changing that for the future and my opinion is that it should be changed. Before the first game you should know who you have got and who you haven’t got.”At our managers’ meeting at the Premier League…we spoke about it. The majority of clubs are in favour, but maybe all have to be for it to go through.”The January transfer window would be unaffected.last_img read more

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India vs Sri Lanka: Washington Sundar becomes youngest Indian to make Twenty20 international debut

first_imgA few days after making his one day international debut, Washington Sundar was handed his maiden Twenty20 international cap by former India off-spinner Sarandeep Singh for the third and final match against Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.At 18 years and 80 days, Washington became the youngest Indian to make a T20I debut. Before him, Rishabh Pant, at 19 years and 120 days, was the youngest when he debuted for India against England in January this year.India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field.India, who already have captured the series 2-0, made two changes — Washington and Mohammed Siraj replaced Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.Washington was handed the new ball and he proved that decision to be a right one. He bowled tight lines and finished with 1/22 from his four overs as India won the match by five wickets to whitewash the Lankans 3-0.For Sri Lanka, Danushka Gunathilaka and Dasun Shanaka come in place of Chaturanga de Silva and injured Angelo Mathews.Washington was handed his maiden India ODI cap earlier this month during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. The Chennai off-spinner also made his maiden appearance in the IPL where he replaced the seasoned R Ashwin in the Rising Pune Supergiant.Sundar, who had initially started off as a batsman but switched over to off-spin and made his mark in underage cricket. He featured in the 2016 U-19 World Cup and was earmarked for the higher level immediately.For RPS, Sundar picked eight wickets from 11 matches at an economy of 6.16. On Wednesday, as India geared up to play Sri Lanka in the second ODI, he replaced Kuldeep Yadav, who had been India’s favoured slower bowler in the shorter formats since they decided to rely on wrist-spin.advertisementSundar was called into the side for the ODI series after Kedar Jadhav was ruled out with an injury. The teenager was thrilled with the chance and said he was ready to prove his mettle at the international stage.”For any cricketer, playing for India is the ultimate dream. As an 18-year-old, I have got the opportunity to play for India and it is a great feeling. I trust a lot in my preparation and it has paid off,” Sundar said. “I would definitely have to be ready to bowl 10 overs of off spin and contribute with the bat no matter what position the team is in.”Sundar did not get too bat on debut after Rohit Sharma hit his third double hundred and Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Shreyas Iyer (88) hammered fifties to help India post 392/4 off their 50 overs. However, Sundar did not have to wait too long for his maiden international wicket. He bowled Lahiru Thirimanne, who chose the wrong ball to play a reverse-sweep.last_img read more

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11 days agoReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fears

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fearsby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric has played down an injury suffered in action for Croatia last night.He left the Wales clash injured with two minutes remaining. Modric collided with Harry Wilson while attempting to halt a counter-attack by the hosts.The Madrid midfielder was able to get back onto his feet and after receiving treatment from Croatia’s medical team, asked to be taken off. He limped off the field without hardly being able to walk on his right leg.But he has since stated this morning: “I have a bruise, which hurts a little and is swelling. It’s big, but I think it’s not serious and I’ll be fine in a few days.”It is an injury that Dr. Jankovic (the Croatian national doctor) said was unpleasant, but should not be long. He immediately communicated it to the doctors of Real Madrid.” last_img read more

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Indian banks win UK court order to seek details of Vijay Mallyas

first_imgLondon: Two superyachts, a game reserve, numerous undeclared high-value and vintage cars, valuable paintings and a piano previously owned by Elton John are among the assets in contention as part of a latest legal claim by Indian banks against embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya in the UK High Court on Monday.Justice Robin Knowles, presiding over the hearing in the Commercial Court division of the High Court, ruled that he was satisfied that a consortium of Indian banks led by SBI have a right to the documents they are seeking to establish the true ownership of the assets they believe are linked with the Mallya. “I consider the test to be satisfied and I don’t take that view lightly. I do take the view that without this disclosure the consequences are highly unsatisfactory for a judgment creditor [Indian banks] and from the vantage point of progressing towards a fair conclusion of the matter and a conclusion that is cost effective,” said Judge Knowles in his ruling. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Frankly, the answer needs to be known as to which assets are that of Dr Mallya, both for the purpose of the worldwide freezing order and enforcement of the judgment,” he noted. The consortium of PSU banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) have been pursuing the 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss in their attempt to recover some of the funds owed to them under a 1.145 billion pounds worldwide freezing order. During Monday’s hearing, they sought the disclosure of crucial documentation that would establish the true ownership structure of the VMDS Trust, named after Mallya’s father Vittal Mallya (VM), in which Vijay Mallya claims he has no “beneficial interest”. “We, that is the courts in India and here [UK], are not being told the full story,” barrister Nigel Tozzi told Justice Robin Knowles on behalf of the Indian banks. PTIlast_img read more

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Royal Canadian Navy vessel returns to Halifax after sixmonth NATO mission

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax-based navy frigate has returned to its home port after a six-month deployment with NATO forces in Europe.HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew participated in Operation Reassurance, which is aimed at promoting security and stability in central and eastern Europe.The ship served with the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea.During its time at sea, St. John’s took part in four large-scale exercises, while visiting 16 ports in 10 countries.The vessel travelled more than 37,000 nautical miles during the deployment.HMCS Charlottetown is to replace St. John’s as part of the NATO operations in early August.last_img

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Decision on Huawei role in 5G network wont be influenced by Chinas

first_imgSHERBROOKE, Que. — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government’s decision on whether to ban Huawei technology from being used in Canada’s next generation 5G wireless network will not be influenced by threats of retaliation from China.He says the government is determined to stand its ground and make the decision based on national security and what’s best for Canada.China’s ambassador to Canada said Thursday there would be repercussions for Canada if it decides to ban Huawei from participating in 5G in Canada.Goodale says similar threats were issued to Australia, which has banned Huawei from involvement in its 5G network.The United States is pushing Canada to do the same, warning that the Chinese government could use Huawei technology built into other countries’ networks to conduct espionage or cyberattacks.The Trudeau government is currently conducting a review of the technical and national security issues related to Huawei’s potential involvement in development of the 5G network but Goodale can’t say when it might be completed.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million.Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the contract to supply about 55 percent of the government’s annual power consumption will shave $3.9 million per year from the current expiring contracts.She says the winning bid of 4.8 cents per kilowatt-hour by 50-50 partners Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Conklin Metis Local 193 of southern Alberta was selected from 19 companies through a competitive procurement process. John Gorman, CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, said during the announcement the power price is so low it’s “almost unbelievable,” adding it is less than the average cost of building natural gas-powered power generation.Ryan Tourigny, director of development for Canadian Solar, says construction on the three plants at Hays, Jenner and Tilley in southern Alberta will begin in early 2020 and are expected to come on stream in 2021.The plants are to produce about 94 megawatts at peak times, enough to power about 20,000 homes, and about 270 jobs will be created during construction.last_img read more

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Sierra Leone UN official applauds guilty verdicts for rebel leaders

The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict has welcomed the judgment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which found three former rebel leaders guilty of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – including the recruitment of child soldiers – during the West African country’s prolonged civil war in the 1990s.Yesterday’s judgements were not only the first from the Special Court, but they marked the first time that an international tribunal has ruled on the charge of recruitment of child soldiers into an armed force.“This first verdict sends a strong signal to the perpetrators and it will have a crucial deterrence effect,” said UN Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy, stressing that such crimes need to stop. “This first triple conviction will motivate the international community to pursue its fight against impunity.”Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu were each found guilty on 11 charges, including committing acts of terrorism, murder, rape and enslavement and conscripting children under the age of 15 into armed groups. A sentencing hearing has been set for 16 July.The SCSL, the second international war crimes tribunal established in Africa, was mandated to try those bearing the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian and Sierra Leonean law within Sierra Leone’s borders since 30 November 1996. 21 June 2007The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict has welcomed the judgment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which found three former rebel leaders guilty of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – including the recruitment of child soldiers – during the West African country’s prolonged civil war in the 1990s. read more

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Haiti UN mission and local police arrest four men at heart of

Working with the Haitian National Police, officers with the mission (known as MINUSTAH) arrested the suspects in a joint raid in two districts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to a press statement issued yesterday.The four men are accused of forming the heart of a gang known as Chochonet, which is being investigated for several recent kidnappings and killings.MINUSTAH, which said the arrests were carried out without incident, thanked the local population for providing the information that led to the arrests.The mission reiterated its call for Haitians to cooperate with its troops and with members of the national police to combat persistently high levels of crime, particularly kidnappings, across the Caribbean country. 31 May 2008The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti and the country’s police force say they have dismantled an important criminal gang wanted for several recent kidnappings and murders after arresting four men yesterday morning. read more

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Ohio State football outlasts Buffalo 4020

The Ohio State football team started its 2013 season in winning fashion Saturday, defeating Buffalo by a score of 40-20.The Buckeyes got off to a fast start, scoring the first 23 points of the game on their first three drives.Less than five minutes into the game, junior quarterback Braxton Miller connected with teammate Devin Smith on a 47-yard touchdown pass. OSU wasted no time getting its special teams unit on the field, and backup senior quarterback Kenny Guiton took a direct snap and scored a two-point conversion by running into the end zone.OSU coach Urban Meyer said that the play calls in the first quarter were scripted, and that he was happy with the results.“You can’t play much better than our guys did (in the first quarter),” Meyer said. “We’re pushing the ball down the field, guys making plays. Special teams, I thought our kickoff was outstanding.”Guiton said that running two-point conversion plays are “pretty cool,” and that he enjoys being the head of the unit that runs them. Having coaches that are willing to make decisions like going for two are something that he said the players enjoy.“We love that. That’s something you do in a video game,” Guiton said. “So being able to do it out here is a lot of fun.“Senior wide receiver Chris Fields was the beneficiary of OSU’s next drive, scoring on a wide open seven yard pass from Miller. Guiton rushed the special teams unit on the field again, completing a screen pass to redshirt-senior Jordan Hall who ran into the end zone untouched.Just before the end of the opening quarter, Hall struck again but this time from the ground. A 49-yard burst through the middle coupled with an extra point from senior kicker Drew Basil gave OSU a 23-0 lead.A fast start was something that Meyer said was important, because it was something that his team struggled with last year.“Momentum is an amazing thing in college football,” Meyer said. “A lot of new young guys that I saw a little bit of hyperventilating out there, but I thought they came out of the chute fast.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said the way the first quarter went was “really close” to the way he wanted it to.“I think we did a heck of a job coming out of the gates, which was something that plagued us last year,” Herman said.Despite the fast start, turnovers on OSU’s next three drives changed the momentum and kept Buffalo in the game.A fumble by freshman Dontre Wilson gave the Bulls a short field, and quarterback Joe Licata found tight end Matt Weiserfor a score on the ensuing drive. Buffalo’s star linebacker Khalil Mack then intercepted a screen pass from Miller on OSU’s next drive, returning it for a touchdown. OSU led 23-13 after a failed two-point conversion pass attempt by Licata.After Wilson’s turnover, Meyer said his team did not respond to the adversity the way he wanted. “The players must learn from mistakes that are made and how to deal with such things,” he said.“We’ve gotta learn to fight through those momentum shifts,” Meyer said, adding that being able to work through those problems reflects on a team’s maturity level.“The more mature your team is, momentum’s only about seven points, I consider it,” Meyer said. “But if you’re immature, especially at certain areas, momentum is a 14-point shift.”Wilson was able to bounce back from the fumble though, returning the ensuing kickoff 51 yards to Buffalo’s 37. On the very next play, Hall broke through for his second touchdown run of the day, giving OSU a 30-13 lead at halftime.Hall, who ran for a career-high 159 yards, said he does not remember ever having a game quite like this one. Theredshirt-senior said he was surprised with how big the hole was on his 37-yard scamper.“I was just like, wow,” Hall said. “I don’t know if they (Buffalo) messed up or the O-line just did what they do but I just (saw) it and took it.”Hall added that with the way the Buckeyes came out in the first quarter, he thought they were going to score 100 points, but that they need to do a better job of putting teams away.“We probably got a little complacent,” Hall said. “We probably thought that Buffalo was going to slow down. But give them credit, they fought ’til the end of the game.”On Buffalo’s opening drive of the second half, Licata found senior receiver Alex Neutz in the end zone. The extra point cut the lead to 10 again midway through the third quarter. That was when the heat of the August day started getting to some players.With temperatures in the upper-80s throughout the game, multiple OSU players suffered from cramping. That prompted Meyer to say “It was a hot mother out there” on the field, and that he was worried about how much his players cramped.“It’s a concern, yeah,” Meyer said. “I know our strength staff and training staff work hard on the hydration, and I’m not sure if Buffalo cramped. That’s the thing I keep asking myself.”Miller was unable to avoid having his legs tighten up, and with the Buckeyes only leading by 10 had to be replaced byGuiton near the end of the third quarter. Guiton responded like he has in the past, leading OSU to a score on that drive, finding Fields for a 21-yard score to give the Buckeyes a 37-20 lead.Guiton said he is “always ready” to step in if Miller goes down, and that his preparation on the sideline is key in case he has to relieve him.“I try to make sure I know everything that the defense is doing throughout the game and I try to make sure I know what the game plan is and what the like to do in certain situations,” Guiton said, adding that it helps him once he’s on the field because he is able to tell what the defense is doing when they move.“It’s a lot easier if you know where their guys are going to be,” he said.The teams traded possessions for the rest of the game, save for a 39-yard field goal by Basil midway through the fourth.Miller finished the day with 178 yards on 15-22 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. He also finished with 78 yards on the ground.Even though his team is now 1-0 on the 2013 season, Meyer said there are still things that “gotta get fixed,” but the good thing is that the season is just barely underway.“When you score 40 points out of almost 500 (yards), 460 or something like that and you’re disappointed, that’s a good sign,” Meyer said. “The bad sign is we’ve got a long way to go.”OSU is scheduled to take on San Diego State Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Football Ryan Day takes the reins during Urban Meyers absence

Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for Design Ryan Day already had increased responsibility heading into the 2018 season. Promoted to be the offensive coordinator for Ohio State, Day had the responsibility of making his mark on the quarterback position, guiding redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins into his first fall camp as the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. However, that responsibility dramatically increased Wednesday afternoon. Ohio State announced head coach Urban Meyer would be placed on paid administrative leave as the school investigates domestic violence allegations made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, and whether the head coach knew about them. In that time, the team announced Day would take over as interim head coach. Since he arrived at Ohio State in January 2017, Day has been on the fast track. In his first season as a co-offensive coordinator, the Buckeyes tied with Penn State for the conference lead of 41.1 points per game, which was ranked as No. 6 in the nation, and led the Big Ten with an average of 506 yards of offense per game, ranked No. 7 in the nation. After the 2017 season, Day was promoted to offensive coordinator, signing a three-year deal with Ohio State with a base salary of $1 million per season. In a press release announcing his promotion to offensive coordinator, Meyer complimented Day, calling him “a very talented coach” who was “an outstanding addition” to the program. Meyer also said Day had many offers in the offseason both as a head coach at the college level and a coordinator in the National Football League. Even with all of the accolades and accomplishments Day has had in his coaching career, this is the first time he has ever been the head coach at any level. The same cannot be said of other members of Ohio State’s coaching staff going into the 2018 season. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano spent 11 seasons as the head coach at Rutgers, earning six bowl appearances in his time with the Scarlet Knights. Schiano also spent two seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013. After nine seasons as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, Kevin Wilson, now an offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Ohio State, spent six seasons as head coach at Indiana, posting a record of 26-47. However, both Schiano and Wilson have faced recent controversy. In November 2017, Schiano was reportedly on the verge of becoming the next head coach at Tennessee before allegations he knew of the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky resurfaced when the two were assistant coaches together at Penn State, causing the Volunteers to rescind their offer. In 2016, Wilson was fired from his position as head coach due to allegations against him mistreating players while at Indiana. In his statement after being placed on paid administrative leave, Meyer said Day’s promotion, for however long it is, “allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction.” With the increased responsibility and a team that will continue to have high hopes for the upcoming season, Day has an opportunity to prove something for not only Ohio State, but for his future endeavours moving forward. Instead of Meyer, it will be Day preparing for Oregon State. At least until further notice. read more

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Duke of Cambridge says a betting man would bet on extinction of

first_imgThe UK is determined to do all we can to show global leadership in fighting the illegal wildlife trade and protecting the world’s precious wildlifeAndrea Leadsom The Duke of Cambridge with a rhino mascotCredit: Kensington Palace/PA But he called for nations to impose a ban on the “abhorrent” trade of ivory within their borders as one of the measures to ward off the decline.The Duke said: “China has already signalled a total ban, the USA has instituted one, and other nations, including the United Kingdom, are considering it.”We know now what previous generations did not – ivory treated as a commodity is the fuel of extinction.”Ivory is not something to be desired and when removed from an elephant it is not beautiful. So, the question is: why are we still trading it? We need governments to send a clear signal that trading in ivory is abhorrent.” The Duke of Cambridge has urged the Government to go ahead with a total ban on the domestic ivory trade and said if he were a betting man he would wager the extinction of elephants.William, speaking at an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade, said endangered animals are still being slaughtered in “horrifying numbers” and called for an acceleration in efforts to tackle the crisis.He told the summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, that a “betting man would still bet on extinction” of elephants after a census revealed a 30 per cent decline in the African variety over seven years. While the international trade has been banned since 1989, it is still possible to sell antique ivory in the UK as long as it was carved before 1947.William said there is “much to be proud of” in the efforts to halt the extinction of animals such as rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions.”But the organised crime syndicates we are up against are much more agile than we are. We are getting cleverer, but we need to admit that they are getting much cleverer as well,” he added.”Their brutality continues to escalate, with many more rangers killed since we gathered in London (at a previous summit) two years ago.”Andrea Leadsom, the Environment Secretary, announced a series of measures to tackle the illegal wildlife trade at the conference, doubling the UK’s investment in dealing with the problem to £13 million. The Duke of Cambridge with a rhino mascot A new UK-China arrangement will train African border forces to spot and tackle smugglers peddling illegal animal products and the UK will also work with Vietnamese authorities to improve border security in the south-east Asian country to stop trafficking.There will also be British military training for an elite new force of anti-poaching trackers in key countries such as Malawi and support for Interpol and other international organisations to tackle the problem.Ms Leadsom said: “The UK is determined to do all we can to show global leadership in fighting the illegal wildlife trade and protecting the world’s precious wildlife.”Today we are committing to double our investment with an extra £13 million to tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade. This builds on our plans to ban the sale of modern-day ivory, an important first step as we press for a complete ban.”This global issue will only be solved through international co-operation and the decisive action agreed in Hanoi will help to protect our wild animals for future generations.”She also confirmed that world leaders would be invited back to London in 2018, to ensure the global commitments agreed to stop the illegal wildlife trade were delivered. 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. The Duke is on a two-day official visit to Vietnam to highlight the damaging effects the illegal trade in wildlife has on some of the world’s best-loved animals.In recent years William has campaigned with ex-footballer David Beckham and former Chinese basketball star Yao Ming to end the trade in ivory and other products.On Wednesday, the Duke visited a Vietnamese primary school to learn how children are being encouraged to protect endangered rhinos – with the help of a storybook about a young rhino.last_img read more

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Classic car owners warned they risk fines as thousands no longer need

Clive Robertson, who specialises in classic car law for solicitors… But the government has also exempted nearly 300,000 cars over 40 years old from MOT testing completely. The change will affect iconic vehicles like E-type Jaguars as well as less well-loved cars including early models of the Austin Allegro and Lada VAZ. Experts are concerned drivers could be caught out if they think they have carte blanche. Classic car owners are at risk of fines, experts have warned, as new MOT rules mean thousands are exempt from the annual test and could overlook problems.  Changes which came into force today for cars in England, Scotland and Wales will make it harder for polluting vehicles to pass the test. 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. read more

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Computer hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed after UKs most serious cyber

A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing the users of porn sites around the world as part of the UK’s most serious cyber crime case, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.Zain Qaiser, 24, who operated out of his bedroom at his parents’  home in Barking, east London, worked with a Russian crime group to infect millions of computers with viruses that locked them out of their machines.He then claimed to be a member of the local law enforcement agency and demanded a payment of more than £750 in order to unfreeze their screens.Qaiser is estimated to have raked in more than £700,000 between 2012 and 2014, spending the proceeds on expensive watches, luxury hotel stays and regular trips to casinos.The National Crime Agency, which investigated Qaiser’s activities, said it was impossible to know how many victims he had successfully targeted, but described the case as the most serious cyber crime investigation it had ever undertaken. “It has been asserted on your behalf you are remorseful. I have seen no outward expression of that.”Qaiser, who initially denied the crimes and claimed he had been hacked himself, remained expressionless as he was sentenced.Nigel Leary, a senior NCA investigating officer, said: “Zain Qaiser was an integral part of this organised crime group generating millions of pounds in ransom payments by blackmailing countless victims and threatening them with bogus police investigations.”The FBI and the US Secret Service have both arrested people in relation to this global malware campaign.”The investigation demonstrates that cyber criminals cannot operate from behind a veil of anonymity and that the NCA has the tenacity and specialist skills to catch them and bring them to justice.”Qaiser entered guilty pleas to an 11-count indictment, admitting three counts of blackmail; three counts of fraud by false representation; four counts of doing an unauthorised act with intent to impair the operation of a computer; and one count of possessing criminal property. But when users clicked on the adverts their computers were exposed to a highly sophisticated virus known as Angler software.The infected computers then displayed a message which purported to be from the local law enforcement agency and warned the user that they had committed an offence and had to pay $1,000 (£767).The victims spanned at least 20 countries and the crime group for which Qaiser was working are thought to have generated millions of pounds in ransoms. The National Crime Agency issued a photograph of a screen locked by Qaiser to blackmail porn website users “All the constituent offences were part and parcel of your role as the self-styled ‘K!NG’ of the internet. CCTV captured Qaiser cashing in some of his money at a casino The money was paid through an online currency which could then be put onto pre-loaded credit cards.It was then withdrawn in cash abroad by others in the network and redirected through online currency services.While some of the advertising companies Qaiser was buying space from turned a blind eye to his activities, ones who challenged him were targeted with cyber attacks including threats that they would be bombarded with indecent images of children.The resulting lost business ended up costing some companies hundreds of thousands of pounds.Qaiser had initially acted alone but later contacted the Russian crime syndicate offering his services as an English speaker and expert in the online advertising industry.Sentencing him to six and a half years, Judge Timothy Lamb QC, said: “The harm caused by your offending was extensive – so extensive that there does not appear to be a reported case involving anything comparable. The former computer science student committed most of his crimes when he was still a teenager, but the complexity of the case meant it took more than four years to bring Qaiser to justice.Using the online name K!NG, he posed as a legitimate businessman to buy large amounts of advertising space on pornographic websites. Qaiser was charged following the UK's most serious cyber crime investigation, according to the National Crime Agency CCTV captured Qaiser cashing in some of his money at a casinoCredit:Universal News Qaiser blackmailed porn website users after using malware to lock their computer screensCredit:NCA/PA Qaiser was charged following the UK’s most serious cyber crime investigation, according to the National Crime AgencyCredit:Ed Willcox 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. read more

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Adrian Bayley loses appeal over 35year sentence for Jill Meagher murder

first_imgTHE MAN CONVICTED of the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher has lost his appeal against a minimum 35-year jail term in Melbourne, Australia.Adrian Bayley raped and killed the Louth woman last September as she walked home from a night out with work friends in the Australian city.Her body was found in a shallow grave six days after she went missing.Bayley, 41, had a string of previous convictions for sexual and violent offences and was jailed for a minimum 35 years at Victorian Supreme Court in June.At a hearing in Melbourne overnight lawyers for Bayley argued that a non-parole period of 28 to 32 years would be more appropriate and that 35 years was excessive.But the Court of Appeal’s Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and Justices Marcia Neave and Paul Coghlan took less than 10 minutes to consider the case before dismissing it.It will publish its reasons for doing so at a later date, according to The Age. The appeal came just days after the anniversary of Meagher’s death.Read: Tributes paid to Jill Meagher one year onRead: Mayor of town where Jill Meagher was murdered visits her family in DroghedaRead: Jill Meagher’s rapist and killer jailed for at least 35 yearslast_img read more

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Analysis Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Irelands lineout and

first_imgAnalysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland’s lineout and maul Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game. https://the42.ie/3226750 Share44 Tweet Email1 With Scotland scrum-half Laidlaw exposed to the left of Ireland’s maul, Best would likely have made good headway in a one-on-one, if not barrelled all the way to the tryline.Instead, Ireland are called up and the opportunity to strike back at Scotland on the scoreboard is missed.There have been several suggestions that Ireland should have used the two penalties mentioned above to scrummage against Scotland – given their early advantage in this department – but as we’ve underlined only recently, the close-range lineout maul is the try-scoring strength of this Ireland team.For them to back their maul from this distance made sense at the time.Picked off, punishedWe’re in the 19th minute of this game now, with Ireland still trailing 7-0 and a scrum penalty against Zander Fagerson having allowed Jackson to kick them back up towards the left corner. Another prime scoring chance.But 10 metres or so from the Scotland tryline, Ireland get picked off.Our camera view of the lineout isn’t fantastic, but we can see that Toner moves from the middle of the set-up to the front in the hope of taking the ball there.The problem is that Scotland are well set up to defend it and they also read Ireland’s plan accurately.We can see the initial set-up above, with Ireland opting for a six-man lineout, with Sean O’Brien acting as the ‘receiver’ in behind the lineout, ready to accept a transfer of the ball and most likely steer an Ireland maul forward.Ireland’s pre-throw movement sees Henderson [4] shift in behind Toner [5], with Toner coming forward with back lifter Stander [6] to link with front lifter McGrath [1].But we can see that Scotland have an excellent defensive jumper in that area in the shape of Richie Gray [4], and himself and brother Jonny [5] both read Ireland’s calling intuitively.They back their belief that Toner will call this crucial lineout to himself and they are in the perfect position to pick it off.Less than two minutes later, Scotland score their second try through Hogg.As for the first try, Ireland’s lineout failure is deeply damaging.It’s interesting to note who Ireland threw to in the lineout on Saturday. We pointed out before the game that there was some concern that teams would increasingly target Toner, the key man in so many of Ireland’s lineout tries – which they score plenty of.Below is a list of Ireland’s targets in the lineouts at Murrayfield. It’s worth noting that we marked one Stander take as a lost lineout, as Scotland pored through and reclaimed a lose ball on the Irish side of the lineout.Clearly, Toner is always going to be target number one for Ireland. He’s tall and has good handling skills, making him an obvious catcher.Stander has often been Ireland’s second jumping option in recent times, as our try analysis reflected, but it’s most interesting to note the lack of times Ireland used Henderson as a jumper against the Scots.The Ulsterman is more noted for his ball-carrying and collision prowess than his set-piece ability and it did seem as if Ireland were hesitant to use him as a jumper after his early missed catch.Stander and Heaslip are both solid lineout options, but it does appear that Ireland are lacking the very highest calibre of lineout options aside from Toner.Back when Ireland won the 2014 Six Nations under Schmidt, we analysed the sheer quality of their lineout, when Paul O’Connell, Toner and Peter O’Mahony all provided world-class jumping options.The defensive lineouts against Ireland had so much to worry about and the Irish movement on the ground was sublime. Ireland don’t have O’Connell anymore obviously, but O’Mahony has been badly missed at the lineout, as well as in some other areas.Naturally, there are more things than the lineout to consider when selecting a team, but it will be fascinating to see how O’Mahony is used by Ireland when he returns to fitness.Donnacha Ryan was unlucky to miss out on selection for the Scotland clash and it will also be interesting to note if Schmidt brings him in this weekend in the hope of adding a greater lineout threat for Ireland.As we’ve noted before, 12/14 – 85% – is not the worst return, but when we take into account the lineout turnover from a throw to Stander, Ireland’s percentage sinks to 78%.There is certainly real room for improvement here.Scotland superiorWe’ve seen how Irish failings contributed closely to the Scots surging into their 21-5 lead, but even after Ireland got back into the lead in this game there was a key miss from a close-range lineout.Below, we’re in the 68th minute and Ireland lead 22-21. A chance from 10 metres out is a clear opportunity to finish this game.Whatever about the missed opportunities from linebreaks at Murrayfield, the below scenario is the kind of platform Ireland’s game is built on. This is the chance they must take.Keen to avoid getting picked off again, Ireland now go for something very different as they throw beyond the 15-metre line to Toner, lifted by Healy and Furlong.The intention appears to be for Toner to transfer the ball to replacement Ultan Dillane, who will thunder away infield where he will be running directly at Scotland out-half Finn Russell.There is also potential for Dillane to spin and hit Stander coming around the corner at high speed.Scotland, however, are brilliant in their response – such a contrast to Ireland’s non-reaction for the Dunbar lineout try.The Scots have been hurt by Ireland with a lineout throw over the 15-metre line in recent years, with Sean O’Brien scoring from an old Schmidt Leinster trick play in the 2015 clash at Murrayfield.So this time, Scotland are tuned in and aware of the circumstances, even if Ireland’s planned move is different on this occasion.In plain terms, once the ball goes beyond the 15-metre line, the lineout is over.Replacement Scotland back row John Barclay understands that and uses it to his advantage as he swings in behind Toner, rather than looking to engage in a maul situation.While Barclay is moving into that space, it’s also notable that Jonny Gray tackles Cian Healy to the ground – keen to ensure there is no repeat of that O’Brien try in 2015.Barclay is dynamic in his actions as he battles in onto the ball, but Dillane and Stander simply have to do better in this instance.While the Scotland back row gets into a good position, Dillane is realistically still in control of the ball.Rather than accepting that the lineout move is not going to work out as planned and looking to secure the ball, Dillane and Stander get muddled somewhere between the second row keeping it and the blindside flanker taking it from him.In the end, it’s a poor knock-on and Ireland miss their opportunity. They fail to return to the Scotland 22 for the remaining 10 minutes or so of the game and slip behind Scotland as Laidlaw seals the home side’s victory with two penalties.It’s glaring how costly Ireland’s lineout and maul failings were in Murrayfield and, if they are to claw back into the Six Nations race, they need to rapidly rediscover their clinical touch in what has previously been a strength of their game.Forwards coach Simon Easterby and his pack have some important work to do.Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 3:00 PM iTunes By Murray Kinsella 23,563 Views ALEX DUNBAR’S LINEOUT try for Scotland on Saturday rather perfectly summed up much of the Irish performance in Murrayfield.Distracted, unresponsive, muddy in thought.We’ve already examined how Ireland’s poor mental state affected their defensive display, but we also saw strong signs in a lineout and maul performance that was very damaging.The try by Dunbar – a centre – at the lineout was the lowlight in these shortcomings.As with our analysis of Ireland’s defensive failings, we must point out that Scotland are superb here. It’s a highly-intelligent trick play that has clearly involved a large amount of analysis work and took genuine balls to call.If this one goes wrong five metres out from the opposition tryline, there’s great scope for ridicule. Instead, Scotland lineout caller Jonny Gray makes a simple and informed decision to allow the Scots take a commanding 21-5 lead with 30 minutes played.Key to the move is, of course, the presence of backs at the front of the lineout.We can see above that scrum-half Greig Laidlaw [9], right wing Tommy Seymour [11] and inside centre Dunbar [12] are part of the lineout.But the camera angles from Saturday’s game don’t give us the greatest idea of what’s going on further back in the lineout, so it’s worth plotting that out ourselves.Below, we can see a representation of how both teams are set up before replacement hooker Ross Ford’s throw.Scotland have nine players in the lineout to Ireland’s eight, so it’s not exactly as if there is a huge overload that Joe Schmidt’s men simply can’t cover.But Ireland fail to cover the spaces as best they might have.They are well positioned to defend a throw to the tail, with Sean O’Brien [7], Devin Toner [5], and CJ Stander [6] in a position to either get up and compete or engage in a maul if Scotland’s Josh Strauss [8] is lifted by Zander Fagerson [3] and Jonny Gray [5].Closer to the touchline, we can see that Ireland have a pod ready to cover a throw to the middle of the lineout, with Jack McGrath [1] and Jamie Heaslip [8] in position to lift Iain Henderson [4] if Scotland hit Ryan Wilson [6].That much is indicated below.Of course, there are several other lifting and jumping combinations possible for Scotland if they perform pre-throw movement on the ground and re-shuffle their ordering, but in the most basic terms these two ‘pods’ match up well for Ireland.Jack McGrath [1] obviously isn’t a realistic defensive jumper up against Richie Gray [4], but even if there isn’t going to be an Irish jump to compete they are well set to contest the Scottish maul in this area.The problem is closer to the touchline, where Tadhg Furlong has turned his back on those three backs.Furlong – like the rest of the Ireland pack – clearly expects the Scots to throw to the middle or tail and then fire up a nine-man maul.Generally, that’s what we get when backs join the lineout and we’ve seen examples of that kind of tactic from the likes of Connacht, the All Blacks, Wales and Ireland themselves in recent years.But there is still a requirement to mark the spaces and Ireland leave a glaring hole at the very front of the lineout.Making Furlong’s positioning all the more frustrating for Ireland is the fact that Wilson [circled below] is the first realistic Scottish jumper in the original lineout set-up.Wilson is, therefore, the first man in the set-up who could possibly be lifted – before any possible movement pre-throw – so Furlong would not even be needed to lift a competing Irish jumper against Wilson.Of course, Wilson could swap places with with Allan Dell in front of him and jump from there, but that would require inside centre Dunbar lifting him from the front. Another unlikely scenario.The shortcomings from Ireland are obviously collective and they need to be far better organised on defensive lineouts, but a simple repositioning from Furlong would have prevented the try in this case.We can see above that McGrath [in white] is facing the Scotland lineout and giving himself options to turn towards the touchline and lift there, or turn back infield and lift towards the back of the lineout.Furlong [in red] – presuming that the backs at the front of the lineout are not realistic targets – simply has his back turned and gives himself no flexibility.Captain Rory Best at the front, meanwhile, is relatively slow to react when Ford’s throw hits Dunbar and the damage is done in the blink of an eye.Ford’s throw might be ever so slightly towards the Scottish side of the lineout, but it’s certainly not as bad as some we see in the game today, while Ireland’s feed to the scrum was consistently crooked and unpunished.It’s an excellent score by Scotland, cleverly designed, but Ireland will be embarrassed by the ease of it.Early failingsIreland won 12 of their 14 throws into the lineout on Saturday, but the losses were extremely costly and some of those ‘wins’ provided scrappy possession for Ireland.We’ve already taken a look at how Scotland scored their first try through Stuart Hogg, but it’s worth underlining that Vern Cotter’s men were given the chance to grab the territory for that try because of a lineout error from Ireland.The incident below comes in the sixth minute of play, with the score still at 0-0 and Ireland in a fine position to build pressure on the Scots.The movement from Ireland pre-throw is good, the lifting from McGrath and Heaslip is strong, and it all leaves Henderson in a position to take clean ball in the middle of the lineout.But the Ulsterman drops the ball at the apex of his jump, a simple handling error. Henderson is likely distracted by the jump of Jonny Gray at the front of the Scotland lineout and perhaps the flight of Best’s throw is not perfect, but Henderson will still feel he should have held this ball.Instead, Scotland pounce on the loose possession, counter attack, and eventually score the opening try just over two and a half minutes later.Timing offJump to the 13th minute, with Ireland now 7-0 down, and they have a superb opportunity to bring themselves rapidly back into the game. A penalty against Scotland’s Wilson for going off his feet at ruck time allows Ireland to kick up into the left corner.Their first maul is illegally collapsed by Scotland – this is an issue that referees need to focus more attention on. Last year, Ireland had five almost certain maul tries collapsed by the opposition.Nonetheless, they go to the corner again with the second penalty in this instance and construct another maul after Toner catches Best’s throw in the middle of the lineout.Saturday’s theme of Ireland being unresponsive or slow to react raises its head again here, however, as they are called up for accidental offside ahead of the ball carrier.The maul is strongly set up by Ireland but they simply must react more swiftly when they break off to the left. Heaslip suggests to referee Romain Poite that it’s “still the same lineout” – i.e. Scotland have disengaged from the maul and Ireland can therefore continue forward as they do – but Poite has clear grounds for his decision.As Heaslip, McGrath and Best shear off to the left, there needs to be a call from someone – Best, McGrath, Heaslip or even Conor Murray – to ensure ball carrier Best disengages from McGrath and Heaslip in front of him. 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