School of Nations shooting/threats…Education Ministry to establish hotline…as cops seek external help to trace social media postAs the Guyana Police Force continues its investigation into threats made against School of the Nations and the subsequent shooting of its Director, Dr Brian O’Toole, several persons have been questioned by the Major Crimes Unit which is leading the probe.“We have embarked on an investigation…What I can say is that we have taken some action and we’ve contacted a few persons. There’re some others that we are pursuing and it’s an ongoing investigation… [So far] we have questioned at least four persons to my knowledge,” Police Commissioner Leslie James told reportersPolice Commissioner Leslie Jameson Wednesday.According to the Top Cop, those four persons were both current and former students of the private school. Nevertheless, he posited that investigators are making progress.“We’ve been having cooperation, so I can say it’s been a progressive investigation… It’s a matter where there will have to be eventually confrontation because of what is alleged so I’m sure it will result [in] some success, we are having some inroads,” he stated.While he opted not to say whether they were able to contact or apprehend the person who has been posting on social media, Commissioner James noted that the Force’s Cybercrime Unit has been playing an active role in the investigations and they have also enlisted the assistance of external help. He stated that these are all contributing to the progression of the probe.Further, the Top Cop noted that investigators are still trying to ascertain whether the threats against the school, which were posted on social media, is linked to the shooting of its director.“We have not seen [any relation between the two] but the fact that someone was shot and he is the principle of the said school, we have considered that it can be a link. However, when we spoke with Mr O’Toole, based on his description and his further explanation, so far it seem as though we’re looking for a different person,” the Commissioner stated.SafetyMeanwhile, as the investigation continues the incidents have caused an outpour of suggestions on what can be implemented to ensure the safety of students and teachers in the future.The Education Ministry has initiated to act on the seriousness of these events by engaging representatives of the institution and senior officials of the Guyana Police Force earlier this week. Commissioner James further revealed that coming out of that meeting is an agreement to boost security at the secondary schools – both private and public – in Georgetown. This includes regular patrols around the schools.On the other hand, action has been taken by the Ministry to introduce a “help hotline” to assist students who are challenged in the school environment. The Schools Welfare Department of the Ministry will also spearhead outreaches at popular locations where the presence of youths is concentrated.“The Ministry will be setting up a help hotline to assist children who are struggling with issues at school and elsewhere. Moreover, the Schools Welfare Department will be conducting regular outreaches at locations, such as malls, to meet the younger population with the view of addressing social and other issues affecting them,” the Ministry stated after consultations with the stakeholders.Training is now being provided to parents as well to address these issues along with the reinforcement of the Schools Support Unit.Through an anonymous social media account, the suspect has been communicating his plans and the extent to which students can be harmed. However, a recent post suggested that he was willing to cooperate with Police since many are involved in the plot.When contacted on Wednesday, an official posited that the school remains closed for this week and the administration is yet to decide on what next week holds.On Sunday night, the Director of Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole was shot at about 21:44h at his Prashad Nagar home. The 64-year-old man came home and secured his gate after entering. As he was about to open the door, a male suspect approached him, pointed a gun and discharged three rounds in his direction; two of which caught him in both forearms. His condition was listed as stable, but this instigated many concerns by parents about their children’s safety. They insisted that proper security measures should be implemented before the students return to the institution.
Bundesliga transfer round-up: Draxler could move to Arsenal in JanuaryBundesliga transfer round-up: Draxler could move to Arsenal in January
talkSPORT German football expert Olly Knaack thinks Arsenal target Julian Draxler will leave the Bundesliga either in January or next summer.The Gunners have long been linked with the Schalke attacking midfielder and have seen bids knocked back for the 20-year-old in previous transfer windows. Draxler signed a new five-year deal with the Gelsenkirchen side in May and revealed he had turned down a move to north London because he wants to spend one more season in Germany.The World Cup winner is understood to have a £38million buy-out clause in his contract and Knaack reckons a Premier League side will meet that figure soon.“I’m quite sure he’s got an opt out clause for next summer,” the German football expert told Drivetime.“If he plays a decent Champions League campaign he will definitely be a player who Schalke will find it’s hard to keep. There will be a club from the Premier League who will put up the money and he will leave, maybe even in the winter.”Another Die Nationalmannschaft star, Marco Reus, is another who has been linked to the Premier League with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United all known admirers. And Knaack added: “Dortmund will do everything to keep him. But he’s also got an opt out clause [believed to be £28m for next summer] and Bayern Munich are already talking about how difficult it will be for Dortmund to re-sign him.“If Reus wants to leave, there are lots of clubs who would love to have him in their team. So it’s more or less Reus’ decision, Dortmund can’t do much about it if he decides to leave.”
Pep Guardiola’s men completed an unprecedented quadruple of England’s domestic trophies by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.The sale of a host of players unable to break into the first team helped boost profits to Sh1.3 billion (£10.1 million).Prior to Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of City in 2008, the club’s revenue was a mere Sh 11.4 billion (£87 million).Huge losses of over Sh76 billion (£584 million) followed during the first six years of their ownership due to massive investment in the playing squad and facilities, including the Sh 26 billion (£200 million) Etihad Campus training ground.However, a boom in commercial and broadcast revenue brought about by continued qualification for the Champions League and four Premier League titles in the past eight seasons has seen City post a profit in each of the past five years.“As intended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour, our organisation is now at a level of maturity that enables us to plan on multi-year cycles both in terms of our management of squads and more widely across the business,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement.“This strategic planning has allowed us to create an environment in which continued on-pitch success is both possible and likely, and financial sustainability is a reality.”City’s income is still dwarfed by local rivals Manchester United’s Sh82 billion (£627 million) revenue for the 2018/19 season.However, the gap between the two will be significantly closer this season with United expecting their income to fall to between Sh73 billion – Sh76 billion (£560-580 million) due to a lack of Champions League football.City’s figures for this season will also be bolstered by a club record kit deal with Puma worth a reported Sh8.5 billion (£65 million) a season over the next 10 years.However, the club are still under scrutiny due to an investigation from UEFA into alleged breaches of financial fair play (FFP).The investigation into City is based on leaked emails published last year by German magazine Der Spiegel that City flouted FFP regulations by inflating the value of sponsorship deals.Possible punishments include a ban from the Champions League, a transfer ban or a fine.0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City posted record revenues of £535 million after winning a domestic quadruple of trophies last season © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 19 – Manchester City’s on-field success saw the club’s revenues swell to Sh70 billion (£535 million) last season as the Premier League champions posted a profit for the fifth straight year.A 20 percent surge in broadcast revenue saw City’s income rise from Sh65 billion (£500.5 million) in the 2017/18 season.
“I worked with him on a very complicated issue involving an Animal Cruelty Task Force and he was able to pull it off with complete professionalism. I think he proved himself to be a qualified manager, even if a lot of people disagreed.” Villaraigosa did not comment directly on the consulting contract when it was authorized and does not have the authority to overturn it. “The mayor is pleased the council agreed with his right to remove a department head,” spokesman Joe Ramallo said Wednesday. “He still doesn’t see any need to have Mr. Stuckey continue any service to the city.” Kynama Wald, co-founder and vice president of the Rescue and Humane Alliance, said most in the animal rights community expect the report to be of little value. “We feel he failed as a general manager and don’t see how his contributions now can be of much assistance to the city,” Wald said. “To be fair, not all the problems in the department were of his doing. This department has been facing problems for a number of years. “Nonetheless, we think he was an ineffectual general manager.” Charlotte Laws said the contract gives Stuckey a chance to redeem himself. “But, I’ve seen other reports he’s done and I don’t hold out much hope,” said Laws of the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council and president of the League for Animal Protection. Councilman Jack Weiss, who opposed the contract, said he still questions its value. “This was a $50,000 going-away memo,” Weiss said. “The people elected a new mayor last year and he is entitled to bring in his own general managers. That’s what the mayor did. I see this as a waste of $50,000.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In addition, he is asked to look at how to increase funding for the department, boost strategies to increase pet adoptions, review public education programs and analyze the need for city facilities for animal services. Under the terms of the agreement, Stuckey will be paid $50,000 in increments leading up to the submission of his final report. The contract also says Stuckey is to be available to talk with city officials about the status of his work 40 hours a week. Critics have questioned the need for the contract and say that because of his limited background on animal issues, Stuckey will provide little help or insight to the department’s new director, Ed Boks. Supporters, however, say Stuckey learned a lot in his 13-month tenure before being removed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “I found him very competent and I think I can say that he will give us a report that will help us greatly on the life and death issues involving our pets,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, who authored the motion to hire Stuckey as a consultant. Ousted Animal Services Director Guerdon Stuckey will report on strategies used in other cities to improve spay and neuter services as well as outline what the city can do to overcome misconceptions on how animals are treated, according to a copy of his $50,000 contract obtained Wednesday by the Daily News. The one-page document outlines eight major areas on which Stuckey is to report by April 29 as part of the golden handshake approved by the Los Angeles City Council last month in the face of his threat to sue over being fired by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller said he would not discuss the contract or what he has asked Stuckey to provide, although during City Council consideration of the matter Miller said he believed Stuckey could provide valuable information – particularly on community outreach. Outreach to communities is the top item listed for Stuckey in the copy of his contract, which also asks him to report on how the city can overcome public mistrust of the department’s treatment of pets, review how other cities have reduced euthanasia rates and analyze whether those programs could work in Los Angeles.
Squatter’s rights being sussed out in the Ohio Supreme CourtSquatter’s rights being sussed out in the Ohio Supreme Court
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest House cats understand squatter’s rights. Just watch them. We just added a third one to our household, and he knows the cat rules about jockeying for the best territory in the house. Right now, that is in the kitchen near the space heater. In fact, he is now stretched out in front of my computer screen, blocking part of my view.Ohio actually recognizes a form of squatter’s rights, adverse possession, although it is very difficult to obtain land ownership this way. The elements of adverse possession in our state are exclusive possession, open, notorious and adverse use of the land for 21 years. All elements must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. A “quiet title” action is filed to claim ownership of land this way.The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an adverse possession case in May of this year. The parties in Don Koprivec, et al v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, 2016-0704, are waiting for a decision. The issue before the Court is whether the actions of licensees on property interrupt the “exclusive possession” of adverse possession.The property they are fighting over consists of eight miles of an old abandoned railroad corridor that runs through three parcels of land, owned by the Koprivecs (purchased in 1981), the Bilinoviches (purchased in 1996) and the Koontzes (purchased in 1998). The landowners exercised control and openly used the disputed property, regularly using it and caring for it. They posted no trespassing signs. They built structures. They ran out any trespassers.By 1970, the disputed property was no longer used for trains. The Railroad removed the wooden rails in 1989. A property manager of the Railroad inspected the property in the 1990s and 2000s. AT&T and Sprint were granted 15-year licenses, with two 15-year renewal options during ownership by the Railroad. In 2007, one of the licensees cleared brush on the disputed property.Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, a non-profit, purchased this property from Norfolk Southern Railway in 2009, with the intent of converting it into a public trail. In February of 2011, the landowners filed a declaratory judgment and action to quiet title to the disputed property, alleging adverse possession. Rails-to-Trails promptly counterclaimed, asserting that the landowners were trespassing.Rails-to-Trails was granted summary judgment in the trial court, which means they won without having to go through a trial. The landowners appealed, and the Ninth District Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal for lack of a final appealable order. So the trial court again granted summary judgment to Rails-to-Trails, finding that the recorded licensing agreements between the Railroad and AT&T and Sprint and their related activities were sufficient to defeat the exclusive use element of adverse possession.The landowners appealed to the Ninth Circuit again. This time the appellate court reversed, finding that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to Rails-to-Trails because the licensing agreements between the Railroad and AT&T and Sprint and their related activities were not sufficient to defeat the exclusive use element of adverse possession. One Judge held that the licenses were irrevocable and essentially easements.The Ohio Supreme Court accepted the case. And now the parties wait to see how the Supreme Court views the actions of the licensees. Adverse Possession is disfavored under Ohio law, but the facts and issue before the Court makes for an interesting case. Will the activities to install and maintain fiber optic cables, including a massive right-of-way brush clearing in 2007 be sufficient to defeat the adverse possession element of exclusivity? I will be looking for this decision.Meanwhile, if you are a property owner, think like a tomcat. Mark your territory, so to speak. In this case, if the Railroad had paid more attention to the disputed eight acres and made sure all neighboring landowners knew it was their property, this case would never have happened. Regular inspections and prohibiting and enforcing unauthorized use of the acreage would have stopped an adverse possession claim before it started and created years of litigation and thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Homebuilders’ Association Loses, Environment WinsLANSING, MI — The Ingham County [Michigan] Circuit Court has ruled in favor of the state of Michigan, dismissing a challenge from the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) that sought to prevent energy-efficiency requirements for new homes. According to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), “The new, energy-efficient code, adopted in 2004, had been in limbo due to legal maneuvering by the MAHB, which used the state’s legal system to circumvent the comprehensive administrative process that led to the adoption of a new, more energy efficient code. As a result, Michigan residents lost years of potential energy savings, totaling tens of millions of dollars and contributing to increased releases of environmental pollutants.”The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) is the state agency empowered to enforce building codes. According to the MEEA, “The Court found, contrary to MAHB’s arguments, that DLEG’s broad statutory authority authorized the agency to incorporate as many provisions of the International Residential Code as the agency found to result in cost-efficient updates to the rules. The October 22nd ruling by the Circuit Court lifts the injunction and dismisses the MAHB case, thereby enacting the new, more energy-efficient code.” The Michigan case is just the latest example of short-sighted attempts by a home builders’ association to erect roadblocks to cost-effective energy-efficiency measures.
Shirdi: A special volume on Sai Baba, Seat of Syncretic Spirituality, brought out by The Hindu, was launched in Shirdi on Saturday by the chairman of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Dr. Suresh Kashinath Haware. Dr. Haware praised The Hindu for bringing out the 100-page book consisting well researched articles on the life and times of the saint with some memorable colour photographs of Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai (the masjid where Sai Baba lived), Chavadi, Gurusthan, and other important places within the temple complex.Prior to the formal release, the special volume was placed at the feet of the marble idol in the Samadhi Mandir, in the presence of thousands of devotees. Dr. Haware said the Sai movement was growing throughout the world. He said there are over 500 temples already in different countries, and over 4,000 temples within India. “This movement would continue to grow,” he added.Dr. Haware said the year-long centenary celebrations beginning October 01, 2017 would be celebrated in a grand manner with sevakkari (service) as the main theme. He added that the temples across the world and within India would initiate several sevakkari initiatives during the celebrations. Others present at the release of the volume included vice chairman of the trust Chandrasekhar Laxmanrao Kadam, trustees Bhausaheb Rajaram Wakchaure, Sachin Bhagwat Tambe, Mohan Motiram Jayakar, Pratap Sakhahari Bhosale, mayor and trustee Yogita Abhay Shelke, executive officer of the trust Bhajirao Walmik Shinde, public relation officer Mohan J. Yadav, deputy executive officer Sandeep Aher, and chief accounts officer Baba Saheb Ghorpade. Regional general manager of The Hindu, Mumbai, N. Vaidyanathan was also present at the event.
‘Genetic firewall’ holds engineered microbes captive‘Genetic firewall’ holds engineered microbes captive
Human-engineered microbes are workhorses of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, churning out biofuels, drugs, and many other products. But they can cause big problems if they become contaminated by other microbes or viruses or escape into the environment. Now, a new type of microbe that can survive only on artificial nutrients promises better security against such mishaps. The strategy, described in two papers in this week’s issue of Nature, might ultimately be used to control genetically engineered plants or other organisms released into the wild to create products or clean up pollution.Contamination is one of many risks involved in using engineered microbes to produce biological pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals. Viruses, for example, can hijack bacteria and spoil a batch of drugs. “It can be disastrous,” George Church of Harvard Medical School in Boston, who helped lead the new research, told reporters during a telephone briefing. Engineered microbes themselves can also accidentally end up in a product or the environment. That’s why government regulators require that most engineered microbes be physically contained in sealed vats or other containers.In principle, a microbe could be confined more securely by modifying its genome so that it can reproduce only in the presence of certain nutrients or chemicals. But microbes can usually evolve to get around these obstacles. Now, Church and colleagues say they’ve overcome those issues by redesigning the Escherichia coli genome so that the microbe depends on a synthetic amino acid to create proteins necessary for survival and reproduction. When the microbes are grown without this synthetic nutrient, their genetic machinery grinds to a halt and they die. The modification also prevents viruses from contaminating the culture, as they can’t replicate inside the altered microbes. 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Neither group has yet detected any successful mutations in the microbes. “They’re opening a door into a completely new area for investigation in biosafety,” adds Markus Schmidt, a biosafety expert and consultant in technology assessment at Biofaction KG in Vienna.Several steps remain before the microbes are ready for prime time. One important question is the cost of the synthetic amino acids used to feed the engineered microbes. For example, Ellis says that the amino acid used in Isaacs’s experiment would be prohibitively expensive for most commercial applications. Church engineered microbes to require a cheaper synthetic amino acid.*Correction, 26 January, 10:07 a.m.: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Church’s microbes reproduced less quickly than those in the experiments by Isaacs. In addition, neither group measured the ability of the microbes to produce chemicals.
Parliamentary committee not satisfied with BCCI repliesParliamentary committee not satisfied with BCCI replies
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance was on Wednesday unsatisfied with the answers given by top officials of the Indian cricket board over the “route” of the huge investments made by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees.Officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were stumped when questioned about the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation by the franchisees.The Yashwant Sinha headed committee has decided that the report it would soon prepare would be “critical” of the Shashank Manohar headed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for turning a blind eye to the rule violations. Sources close to the meeting said that members of the parliamentary panel were unsatisfied with the replies given during the two- hour meeting.”They were not at all satisfied. None of the BCCI officials could clarify what they were asked. So the committee felt that there’s no point in calling them again,” a source told MAIL TODAY. “The committee will prepare a report soon and will be surely critical of the board. The report will be submitted to Parliament and it will then go to the finance ministry for further action,” he said.The panel members pointed out that the BCCI had not taken permission from the Reserve Bank of India and Income Tax Department for opening and operating a foreign current account in South Africa when the second edition of the IPL was shifted there as the tournament clashed with the general election in India.According to the source, the parliamentary committee also pointed out to BCCI officials that the government has already found Parliamentary committee not satisfied with BCCI replies that investments made by some IPL franchisees have been traced to locations in Mauritius, Bahamas and British Virgin Island. This government report had named Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians.advertisementAfter Manohar, invoking his extraordinary powers as president, suspended IPL chairman Modi in April for alleged financial irregularities, the BCCI came down heavily on two franchisees – Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.Manohar also launched an inquiry into Modi’s acts by the board’s disciplinary committee and the probe is still on, but the former IPL chairman has so far avoided facing the panel as he has not returned to India since April.The parliamentary panel also pointed out that opening and operating an account along with the Cricket South Africa would be construed as a FEMA violation because the account was handled and operated by the BCCI without express permission. It also questioned the methods of payment to the Indian and foreign players by the franchisees.In their defence, the board officials made a presentation showing how the money was invested and managed in the IPL as well as the BCCI. They also tried to steer clear of the controversy, saying that the IPL was being controlled by Lalit Modi, who was at the time chairman of its governing council, and that they allowed him to manage the league in ” good faith”. The board officials have been giving this excuse for the malpractices committed in the IPL and they repeated themselves again before the parliamentary panel.But the committee members refused to buy their argument.Chirayu Amin, who succeeded Modi as IPL chairman, was also present at the meeting, held at the Parliament building, along with BCCI treasurer MP Pandove, chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty, IPL CEO Sundar Raman, and vice- president Rajeev Shukla.But, according to sources, they failed to withstand the sharp questioning. “The committee told the BCCI officials that the violations committed by them could start criminal proceedings against them. One of them pointedly told them that breaking FEMA rules could land them in prison,'” the source said.”Probably for the first time ever, the BCCI officials were sheepish and defensive.”
Telangana EAMCET 2014 Certificate Verification starts,to continue till August 23Telangana EAMCET 2014 Certificate Verification starts,to continue till August 23
Telangana EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) 2014 Certificate Verification process has started ending months of uncertainty over commencement of counselling for admission of students to the engineering colleges in the state. The EAMCET 2014 is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) for undergraduate professional course admissions in Andhra Pradesh and now in Telangana.On August 7, the certificate verification took place for students who had obtained ranks up to 5,000 in the general category. Certificate verification for the rest will continue till August 23 at 34 centres in the 13 districts.Schedule for Decentralised Certificate Verification for SC/ ST/ BC/ Minorities: From 1st to 25000 – Certificate Verification on 14th August From 25001 to 50000 – Certificate Verification on 16th August From 50001 to 75000 – Certificate Verification on 17th August From 75001 to 1,00,000 – Certificate Verification on 18th August From 1,00,001 to 1,25,000 – Certificate Verification on 20th August From 1,25,001 to 1,50,000 – Certificate Verification on 21st August From 1,50,001 to 1,75,000 – Certificate Verification on 22nd August From 1,75,001 to last – Certificate Verification on 23rd AugustCentralised Certificate Verification Dates for PH, CAP, NCC, Sports & Games, Anglo Indian: From 1st to 1,00,000 Rank : For both Sports & CAP Category candidates Certificate verification on 14th Aug From 1st to 1,00,000 Rank : For both NCC & PH O Candidates Certificate verification on 16th Aug From 1st to Last Rank: PH V & PH H Category candidates Certificate verification on 16th Aug From 1,00,001 to Last Rank : For both Sports & CAP Category candidates Certificate verification on 17th Aug From 1,00,001 to Last Rank : For both NCC & PH O Candidates Certificate verification on 18th Aug From 1st to Last Rank: Anglo Indian Category candidates Certificate verification on 18th AugadvertisementAll the candidates who were coming to the EAMCET Certificate Verification process need to produce original certificates along with three sets of photocopies. Required documents are SSC or its equivalent marks memo Intermediate marks memo along with pass certificate EAMCET Hall Ticket EAMCET Rank Card 6th class to Intermediate Study Certificate Competent Authority issued Caste Certificate Income Certificate who should be issued after January 1, 2014 If applicable candidates need to produce PH/CAP/NCC/Sports/Minority CertificateNCC and Sports: Competent Authorities original certificates to be produced.Anglo Indian: Tahsildar issued Residence CertificateMinorities: certificate from Head Master or SSC TC Containing Minority Status.Documents to be produced by PH/CAP/NCC/Sports/Minority Candidates:District Medical Board PH Certificate: This certificate is essential to the candidates who were having 40 per cent disability and above.CAP – Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer (In Case of Ex-Service Man) issued certificate, Identity Card and discharge book for verification.Fee Details: At the time of Certificate Verification process fee to be paid by the OC/BC candidates is Rs 600 and fee to be paid by SC/ ST candidates is Rs 300.