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first_imgMore forces had been deployed at mosques in the area for the weekly Friday prayers, the government said. There had been no new violence since Wednesday morning, it said in a statement late on Thursday.The violence began over a citizenship law that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government introduced in December providing a path to Indian citizenship for six religious groups from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims.Critics say the law is discriminatory and comes on top of other measures such as withdrawal of autonomy for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir that has deepened disquiet about the future of India’s 200 million Muslims.Critics of the government however blamed this week’s violence on members of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was trounced in local Delhi elections at the beginning of the month. The BJP has denied the allegations. Indian police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims.Police said the toll from days of blood-letting stood at 35, but local media, citing unnamed sources, said it was likely to be more than 40 as the full extent of the violence that began on Sunday in a densely-packed locality in northeastern Delhi becomes clear.Police are still searching drains and homes that were burnt down for bodies, officers said. Ultimately, the violence morphed into street battles between Hindu and Muslim groups with the police largely ineffective in controlling the situation.The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) has condemned the violence against Muslims in India and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties.The OIC said authorities need to bring the instigators and perpetrators of anti-Muslim violence to justice and ensure the safety and security of all its Muslim citizens and the Islamic holy places across the country.U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders accused President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights after he refused to be drawn into criticising New Delhi for its handling of riots in the capital. Trump was on a state visit to India when the violence broke out. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgActively-managed investment funds recommended by investment consultants do not meaningfully outperform their benchmarks, according to the competition watchdog investing the UK consultancy sector.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it found no evidence that, net of asset management fees, products rated as ‘Buy’ by consultants outperformed either their respective benchmarks or unrated products to a statistically significant extent on average.This was based on an empirical analysis of actively-managed asset management products in a database maintained by eVestment, the CMA said.On average, recommended products outperformed their benchmarks only on a gross-of-fees basis. Passively-managed products were excluded from the analysis. “This analysis fits into our assessment of outcomes in terms of whether investment consultants are providing value for money in relation to the quality of their services,” said the CMA in a new working paper.It said it decided to assess the performance of consultants’ recommended asset management products because they were “an area which potentially adds value and can reasonably be measured, and where claims are commonly made”.It acknowledged that manager recommendations were only one part of the service consultants provided.The CMA has invited comments on its analysis and said it would present a final version of the work in its provisional decision about whether or not there is effective competition in the investment consultancy and fiduciary management sectors. The deadline for the final report is March 2019.The anti-trust authority said its work tested and expanded on analysis carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA analysis – carried out in connection with its study on the asset management sector – found that “investment consultants in our sample were historically not able to pick out products that significantly outperformed (against benchmark) other products”.The consultants included in the CMA’s sample were: Aon, Capita, Hymans Robertson, Redington, Russell Investments, Willis Towers Watson, KPMG and LCP.Mercer was not included in this analysis because it did not subscribe to eVestment and therefore could not provide ratings data that could be matched with the database.The CMA said it attempted to include Cambridge in its analysis, but was unable to match any of their ratings into its dataset.last_img read more

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Shortly after the PGA Championship was postponed, the US PGA Tour announced it was extending its own tournament moratorium. The US tour had announced on March 12 it was cancelling or postponing four weeks’ worth of events on all six of its tours through April 5 – the last Sunday before the Masters. Now it will be on hiatus at least up to the May 10. “With the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the Office of the President of the United States, the PGA Tour will now cancel four additional events: RBC Heritage (April 13-19); Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 20-26); Wells Fargo Championship (April 27-May 3); and AT&T Byron Nelson (May 4-10),” the tour said. – ‘Meaningful conclusion’ – The US Golf Association on Tuesday announced cancellation of its first two amateur championships of 2020, the US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball and the US Amateur Four-Ball. In addition, the USGA has cancelled the first stage of qualifying for the US Open and qualifying for the US Women’s Open. Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge Both of those major championships remain scheduled for June. The US Women’s Open is set to be held at Champions Golf Club in Houston June 4-7 and the US Open, the third men’s major on the calendar, is set for June 18-21 at Winged Foot. The US PGA Tour said it would work with its own tournament organizers as well as other governing bodies to sort out a schedule for 2020 once play resumes. “As we receive more clarity in the coming weeks, the tour will be working with our tournament organizations and title sponsors, in collaboration with golf’s governing bodies, to build a PGA tour schedule for 2020 that ensures the health and safety for all associated with our sport and a meaningful conclusion to the season,” the PGA Tour said. The US PGA Championship, scheduled for May 14-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco, has been postponed, the second 2020 major golf championship to be derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. The PGA Championship’s Wanamker Trophy is displayed at San Francisco’s 19th Street BART Station in February. The tournament scheduled for May 14-17 at San Francisco’s Harding Park, has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns The PGA of America said Tuesday they hoped to reschedule the event at Harding Park later in the year. The news came after Augusta National Golf Club announced that the Masters would not be held April 9-12. The decision by the PGA of America to postpone the PGA Championship comes as millions of San Francisco residents have been ordered to stay home in a bid to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and the city of Berkeley were part of a lockdown effort after data showed 258 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with four deaths as of Monday. “Throughout our evaluation process, we have been committed to following the guidance of public health authorities and given the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in effect in San Francisco, postponement is the best decision for all involved,” said PGA of America chief executive Seth Waugh. “This is a reflection of a thoughtful process,” Waugh added. “We are and have been working in concert with Commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA Tour to find an alternative date that works for all. We are all very hopeful for a great outcome. “We are also in dialogue with Mayor (London) Breed and her team at the City of San Francisco and look forward to hopefully bringing the 2020 PGA Championship to TPC Harding Park at a date this summer when it is once again safe and responsible to do so.” The postponement means a delay for Brooks Koepka’s bid for a title three-peat. The American lifted the Wanamaker Trophy in 2018 and again last year. Only one man has won three consecutive PGAs, when Walter Hagen captured four straight in a match-play format from 1924-27. Promoted ContentA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To LeaveBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Nowlast_img read more

first_imgBureau of Corrections official Fredric Santos, who testified in the Senate’s inquiry into the good conduct time allowance law, was shot dead Wednesday afternoon. ABS-CBN NEWS “The reason why we put the heat on him is (that) he was the one who said, ‘I gave the information on executive order by the Department of Justice No. 953 that nobody can be released without the permission of the Secretary of Justice’,” Gordon said. MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) believes the killing of suspended Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) legal chief Fredric Santos was “very likely connected to the controversy over good conduct credits granted to prisoners. Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Gordon said that President Rodrigo Duterte must act “immediately” on the killing of Santos, who served as BuCor’s legal division chief. DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Thursday that the motive of it was “very likely” due to the GCTA (Good Conduct Time Allowance) issue, adding the investigation on the ambush is still ongoing. Santos had testified before Gordon’s Senate Blue Ribbon Committee when the panel investigated into BuCor for allowing heinous crime convicts to walk free without seeking the approval of the DOJ. He was even cited in contempt supposedly lying. “I hope the President orders the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to act immediately on the matter because the Bureau of Corrections is under the DOJ,” Gordon said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.center_img GCTAs are deductions to the sentence of a well-behaving prisoner. For years, the BuCor awarded GCTAs to all convicted prisoners, interpreting the law in a way that led to the early release of even convicts of heinous crimes. Santos was aboard his vehicle in front of his child’s school in Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by two gunmen in motorcycle. Santos, a former prison guard who rose through the ranks over the years to become the bureau’s legal chief, also described systemic corruption within the agency that he said was protected by a code of silence. He became a lawyer only in 2017./PN Santos was suspended by the Ombudsman last September in connection with the alleged misapplication of the law governing the grant of GCTAs and other time credits to prisoners. The preventive suspension was to last for six months. Guevarra also said that he ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the assassination of Santos, who was the third BuCor official to be gunned down since 2018.last_img read more

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Antique are working hand in hand to monitor the compliance of private establishments with the safety and health measures set in the DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19. This is to prevent and control the transmission of the virus in the workplace.The guidelines which apply to all employers and workers in the private sector aims to increase the physical and mental resilience of workers, reduce the transmission of the virus, minimize contact rate and reduce the risk of infection of workers.Based on the initial monitoring conducted by DOLE and DTI among establishments in the Antique, specifically, in the town of San Jose de Buenavista, majority are compliant with the safety and health measures.  These establishments are posting signages on COVID safety measures, requiring workers to wear face masks at all times, checking temperatures of both workers and visitors, spraying alcohol and sanitizing hands, providing disinfectant foot baths and properly observing social or physical distancing.  Melissa S. Navarra, Head of DOLE Antique Field Office said that most of the establishments inspected indicated that they are implementing alternative work arrangements, video conferencing and use of appropriate PPEs to minimize contact rate.  Moreover, companies are also undertaking activities for physical and mental resiliency of workers. “They also ensure that their OSH personnel are properly informed about the COVID-19 Interim Guidelines and that it is widely disseminated among their workers, including the latest updates on COVID-19,” Navarra said. Emergency contact details of workers were also updated.The DTI and DOLE Interim Guidelines was issued to assist private institutions that are allowed to operate during the enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine in developing the minimum health protocols and standards in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.At present, only a few private establishments in Antique have returned to their usual operation./PNlast_img read more

first_imgBy Don Martin IIWHITE CITY, Ore. (June 2) – After taking the lead from Preston Jones early in the race, Nick Trench­ard went on to victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Southern Ore­gon Speedway.This was the sixth annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute race and the win paid $2,000 to Trenchard, new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. It was also his third win in the big event.Jones paced just one lap before Trenchard made an outside pass to gain the lead. On the third lap, Albert Gill took second and Duane Orsburn made his way to third.By then, Trenchard was a straightaway in the lead, leaving behind him a good battle between Gill and Orsburn for second. Trenchard was working lapped traffic and in command when the caution flew on lap 11. Orsburn worked his way to second following the second restart.Trenchard set a rapid pace and soon had a straightaway advantage. The man making the charge was Dave Duste Jr., who had fifth on the last restart and took fourth from Jones on lap 17.Orsburn did a good job of handling the pressure in the battle for second, but Gill made a low pass on lap 22 to regain the position. Trenchard was never seriously threatened in posting an impres­sive victory.Gill was a strong second and Orsburn spun on the final lap as he was battling Duste for third. Duste claimed the third position, followed by Zach Fettinger and Jones.Trenchard added $200 to his total by winning the special 11-lap race.Fred Ryland was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winner. Justin McCreadie topped Additional purse money was sponsored by the Haudenshild Family and Dusty’s Transmissions of Central Point.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Nick Trenchard; 2. Albert Gill; 3. Dave Duste Jr.; 4. Zack Fettinger; 5. Preston Jones; 6. Jesse Bailey; 7. Duane Orsburn; 8. Jon DeBenedetti; 9. Dave Satterfield; 10. C.J. Put­nam; 11. Stan Gunderson; 12. James Welshonse; 13. Andy Freeman; 14. Bo Shields; 15. Brett Provost; 16. Jantzen Knips; 17. Mark Wauge; 18. Daniel Herreira.Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Jimmy Ford; 3. Mike Medel; 4. Justin McCreadie; 5. David Marble; 6. Justin Foux; 7. Brandon Wilson; 8. Jon Rouden; 9. Patti Ryland; 10. Willie McFall; 11. Tony Bartell; 12. Brian Knorr; 13. Dwayne Melvin; 14. Jesse Merriman; 15. Brian Cooper; 16. Danny Rule; 17. Billy Richey; 18. Steve Lysingser; 19. Tony Duste; 20. Braxton Possin­ger; 21. Jimmy Lipke; 22. Jacob Hoppes; 23. A.J. Parker.last_img read more

first_imgAmateur jockey JT McNamara suffered a serious neck injury in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival. Press Association Conscious following the fall according to officials at the track, he was put in an induced coma before his transfer to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Speaking at 9pm on Thursday Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer for the Irish Turf Club, said: “JT has suffered a serious neck injury. “He is being looked after at the regional spinal unit but as yet he is still waiting for a scan. “So what we know so far is that he has a neck injury, but we will know far more in the morning when hopefully he will have had his scan.” center_img Riding Galaxy Rock for Jonjo O’Neill in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup the pair parted company at the first fence. The 37-year-old, one of the leading amateurs on the circuit for a number of years, was airlifted to hospital after being treated by the on-course medics. last_img read more

first_img Press Association Having lined out for Munster ‘A’ and club side Young Munster in recent weeks, O’Connell stepped up to senior level for the first time since having surgery to correct a bulging disc in his back. The big lock, eager to be part of Warren Gatland’s Lions plans, enjoyed an energetic first appearance for Munster since October. Both he and Damien Varley touched down inside the opening 14 minutes at Musgrave Park, with a late Ronan O’Gara penalty – who added the extras – making it 15-0 at the break, but although Varley doubled his try tally in the second half, Rob Penney’s men failed to push on and the bonus point score eluded them. Paul O’Connell lasted the full 80 minutes as he made a try-scoring return in Munster’s 22-0 RaboDirect PRO12 derby victory Connacht.last_img read more

first_imgGonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent insists he has not spoken to Liverpool and claims the Argentina striker is happy at Napoli. However, when asked about the Barclays Premier League club’s reported interest, Nicolas Higuain told Italian radio station Crc: “I don’t speak English only Italian, French and Spanish. “First of all, I have not spoken to any club because they have not contacted me and secondly, it would be disrespectful to Napoli. “(Napoli president Aurelio) De Laurentiis is a great person, a man of honour and I couldn’t behave incorrectly. “We’re not thinking about leaving Napoli. “I’m confident that the team can finish third (in Serie A to qualify for the Champions League), then we’ll see about Gonzalo’s future. “I haven’t spoken with any team. “Gonzalo is calm, he has a contract with Napoli and he’s not planning to leave because he’s happy.” Higuain, 27, joined Napoli in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid and is under contract with the Naples outfit until June 2018. The South American was a member of Argentina’s squad that finished runners-up Germany at the World Cup last year in Brazil. Higuain has scored nine goals and set up three more in 18 league appearances for Napoli this season. The Argentina international has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield in the winter transfer market. The arrival of Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli from Sampdoria last week has increased speculation of Higuain’s possible departure. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on May 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s Ron Thompson has been moved from tight end to defensive end.The 6-foot-4, 256-pound redshirt freshman did not appear in a game this past season, as he recovered from surgery for a hip injury.During his senior year at Southfield (Mich.) High School, Thompson recorded 98 tackles, including six sacks. Thompson joins a defensive front that needs to replace seniors Deon Goggins (53 total tackles in 2012) and Brandon Sharpe (seven sacks) as well as starter Markus Pierce-Brewster, who was dismissed from the team in March.Smith receives extra year of eligibilitySyracuse running back Jerome Smith received a retroactive medical redshirt. Smith played two games in his freshman season before being sidelined with an injury to his left shoulder.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe appeared in all 12 of the Orange’s games in 2011 and racked up 134 yards with a touchdown.This past season, Smith played in all 13 of SU’s games while starting 12. He became the 16th running back in Syracuse history to accumulate 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Smith finished with 1,171 yards and three touchdowns. In the Pinstripe Bowl, Smith accounted for 152 of SU’s 369 yards on the ground in SU’s beating of West Virginia.In 2013, Smith and senior Prince-Tyson Gulley are expected to receive the bulk of carries out of Syracuse’s backfield.Ameen-Moore moved to fullbackJunior Adonis Ameen-Moore has switched from running back to fullback. The Orange has seven running backs listed on the official roster, and Ameen-Moore moves to a group that includes two other fullbacks.Throughout the 2012 season, the 5-foot-11, 239-pound back was the centerpiece of a tight goal-line formation labeled the “Tank” package. Ameen-Moore finished with five touchdowns on 30 carries for 108 yards but was suspended for the Pinstripe Bowl for a violation of athletic department rules. Commentslast_img read more