first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Cairo: Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reignited heated views about a sexual harassment scandal involving his national team-mate Amr Warda in a CNN interview which aired Monday.After Salah sent controversial tweets that demanded the disgraced Warda be given a “second chance” during this year’s Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt, Salah directly addressed his revised stance. “What I meant to say is that (sexual harassment) happened before and is happening now. He has to get treatment or rehabilitation just to make sure that it is not going to happen again,” Salah told CNN.Warda was kicked out of Egypt’s squad over multiple claims of sexual misconduct that surfaced online in June but was reinstated at the request of his team-mates.Salah denied having a role in Warda rejoining the team.His wide-ranging interview, which also took shots at Egypt’s football federation, attracted both supportive and critical reactions.One Egyptian tweeted “Salah is lying… he did have a direct role in bringing Warda back to the team. He supported him with this tweets”.Another young woman enthusiastically posted “we love and support you Mo Salah!”.Former national goalkeeper Ahmed Shobair waded into the debate, noting that Salah’s tweets were written in coordination with the federation’s former chairman Hany Abou Rida.The EFA board tendered its resignation after highly-fancied Egypt crashed out of the tournament at the last-16 stage following a 1-0 defeat to South Africa, a match in which Warda played.Salah, who helped Premier League giants Liverpool win the Champions League in June, reiterated in the interview that “my position is still the same… the people misunderstand what I am saying”.The outcry on social media is still raging though.One woman criticised how Salah had handled the scandal differently for Egyptian and international audiences.”What a pathetic attempt to save your image in the West, sexual harasser supporter. You’re not fooling anyone but your fans who were already looking the other way,” she posted on Twitter. Amr Wardafootballmohamed salahsexual harassment First Published: August 20, 2019, 9:49 PM ISTlast_img read more

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first_imgIn the junior mens category, Bahrain took the team gold In the junior mens category, Bahrain took the team gold as their runners took all the three top places and Japan got the silver as they secured 15 aggregate points (4+5+6) as their three runners finished fourth, fifth and sixth. India should have got a bronze with 29 points (8+10+11)as Kisan Narshi Tadvi, Ansar Imam Dargiwale and Anil Kumar Yadav finished 8th, 10th and 11th respectively. Instead, Iran, who secured 49 points (12+17+20), was declared bronze winner. The same was the case in junior womens category as Bahrain won the gold with eight points as their three runners finished first, second and fifth. Japan got the bronze with 13 points (3+4+6) as their three runners finished third, fourth and sixth. India should have earned a bronze as their aggregate point was 49 (11+12+16) as Arati Dattaray, Nandini Gupta and Sudha Pal finished 11th, 12th and 16th. But Jordan, who got 50 aggregate points, was awarded the bronze as it fielded four runners while only three Indians took part in the event and their points were not counted for team results. PTI PDS AH PDSlast_img read more

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first_imgFormer England striker Alan Shearer believes that head coach Roy Hodgson must start with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge up front against Slovakia in their last group stage European Football Championship clash on Monday.Vardy and Sturridge came off the bench to score a goal each to help England beat Wales 2-1 on Thursday.”I think Roy Hodgson will start with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge up front against Slovakia – he has to,” Shearer was quoted as saying by BBC on Friday.”This is not the end of Harry Kane’s tournament and he still has a big part to play at Euro 2016. But after the impact Vardy and Sturridge made off the bench to help England beat Wales, I can’t see him starting our final game in Group B,” he said.”Roy will have to find a system to fit two players up top in Vardy and Sturridge but they don’t both have to play as out-and-out strikers.”After drawing 1-1 against Russia in their Euro opener, England came back strongly from a goal down to beat Wales 2-1 on Thursday.”England’s other substitute on Thursday, Marcus Rashford, was again very impressive when he came on for what was his competitive debut but starting with him as well might be too bold,” he said.”Roy had all three on the pitch on Thursday because he was chasing the game, but it would be very brave to start a match with three and a half centre-forwards in the side. I say ‘half’ because you would class Wayne Rooney as a forward as well, even if he is operating a lot deeper.” advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe smog cover in Delhi caused cancellation of play for the second consecutive day in two Ranji Trophy matches with players complaining of irritation in eyes and breathing problems.The matches were group A league encounter between Bengal and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla and group C match at Karnail Singh Stadium between Tripura and Hyderabad. (Day 1 of Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi called-off due to smog cover)The post-Diwali smog, leading to low visibility and poor air quality, led to multiple inspections but health of the players was paramount for the match officials.At the Karnail Singh Stadium, players were seen wearing anti-pollution masks as they held their morning practice sessions but soon returned to the pavilion.Former India leg-spinner MV Narasimha Rao, who is now director of Hyderabad Cricket Academy, told India Today, “Even yesterday our players did some stretching, catching and knocking exercises and they complained about irritation in their eyes and breathing difficulties. When we saw on TV news in the evening how dangerous the situation is, then we all wore masks. Out of 4 days 2 days have been lost and if it remains like this then it will turn out to be a dead match.”Even the players voiced their concerns at the Karnail Singh stadium. One of them India Today, “The pollution is extreme here in Delhi and it was the same yesterday, we are facing difficulty in breathing so we are wearing masks as we have to play matches in the future and we don’t want to die.”advertisement”We have five more matches and without the mask if we play then we may fall sick and it will not be good for our health,” added another cricketer.Earlier on Saturday, both Manoj Tiwary and Parthiv Patel went out for toss at the Kotla stadium but match referee P Ranganathan along with umpires Virender Sharma and Krishnamachari Bharathan decided against it.While poor light was stated as a reason for play being called off, it’s a rarity that players from both teams complain of burning eyes and breathing problem even when the light had considerably improved for an hour in the afternoon.”The players were complaining that they were having burning sensation in their eyes. It’s bad out there,” Bengal coach Sairaj Bahutule was quoted as saying by PTI yesterday.The situation in Delhi is so bad that there is prediction of smog continuing and little cricket being played. Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary yesterday said the players felt that they could not play amid such a dense smog even before the start of the game.”This is the first time something like this happened in my career. You can’t blame anyone. There is so much burning sensation in the eyes. After toss, umpires asked both me and Parthiv and we both decided that we can’t play.””During warm up we felt that it’s not happening. We have to take care of our health also. This is something unheard of. But we are all responsible because when we burst crackers we really think about environmental pollution,” PTI quoted Tiwary as saying.(With inputs from Ankit Yadav)last_img read more

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first_imgThe NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)A longtime college football and NFL coach passed on Tuesday morning. According to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle, former New England Patriots head coach Rod Rust passed away on Tuesday.He was 90-years-old. Rust was a longtime assistant coach within the NFL.The former Patriots head coach spent time with four different college football programs, seven NFL teams, and two Canadian Football League teams. His longest-tenured position as a head coach came when he coached North Texas State (now the University of North Texas) from 1967-1972.During his tenure at the university, he coached Mean Joe Greene before eventually graduating to the NFL ranks.Iowa State, where Rust played center and linebacker in college, paid tribute to its former player.RIP Rod Rust. The Webster City native was a two-year letter winner at Iowa State from 1947-48. He coached 22 years in the NFL, 14 years in college and 7 years in the CFL. He was the head coach of the New England Patriots in 1990. @isuletterwinner #CyclONEnation pic.twitter.com/61ltvlTa5e— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) October 23, 2018Bill Mercer, UNT Hall of Fame broadcaster, confirmed Rust’s passing.“He was a tremendously honest man. That is one of the things I remember about him. He was also a fine writer, very intelligent and literary kind of guy. Whenever the team went on the road Rod would take his players out to see all the historical things in the community.”Our thoughts are with the Rust family.[Denton Record-Chronicle]last_img read more

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first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Off-season attrition is a fact of life in college football. Nevada is being particularly hard-hit right now.Over the weekend, the Wolf Pack lost starting wide receiver McLane Mannix and starting safety Nephi Sewell to transfer. Mannix, a sophomore, was a freshman All-American in 2017.Citing “personal family reasons,” Mannix announces his transfer on Twitter on Sunday.“This has not been an easy decision for me,” he wrote. “I have made lifelong friends and learned many lessons both of which, I will always be grateful.”Thank you for the memories #JungleBoys pic.twitter.com/DOypQnhFhc— McLane Mannix (@mclane28) December 3, 2018This season, Mannix totaled 50 receptions for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. As a freshman, he grabbed 57 balls for 778 yards and six scores.Nevada finished the regular season with a 7-5 record in its second season under Jay Norvell. Norvell improved on a 3-9 record in his first campaign.The Wolf Pack will finish their year out in the Arizona Bowl against Arkansas State on December 29.last_img read more

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first_imgJamaicans are being implored to take care of the country’s seniors and report cases of abuse or neglect.The appeal comes from the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) as the country prepares to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 under the theme ‘Shine a Light’.Executive Director of the NCSC, Charmaine Muirhead,told JIS News that neglect, violence, and exploitation are major issues facing the senior population around the world, including Jamaica.“We are seeing a number of reported cases of seniors being abused locally, especially in the Kingston and St. Andrew region,” she informed.“We know that there are many unreported cases in other parts of the island, so we are asking persons to work with the Council, and report suspected cases to 1-888-SENIORS (736467), or the nearest police station,” she appealed.She said the Council works in collaboration with the police to conduct investigations of reported cases and based on the findings, the appropriate action is taken.She pointed out that the population is aging rapidly, and the Council will be increasing efforts to meet the needs of the elderly, and tackle existing challenges.Spearheaded by the United Nations, WEAAD brings together senior citizens, their caregivers and governments, to combat the problem of elder abuse.Mrs. Muirhead told JIS News that the day will focus attention on the physical, emotional, and financial abuse of seniors.Activities will include counselling and interactive sessions that will bring together senior citizens, caregivers, national and local government, and the private sector, to exchange ideas about how best to reduce violence towards elders; increase reporting of such abuse; and develop elder-friendly policies. Persons are asked to wear purple as a show of solidarity.WEADD has been observed in Jamaica since 2012. The NCSC is a division of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.Contact: Jeneva Gordonlast_img read more

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first_imgTOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–New Tourism Projects SupportIndustry Growth Hiking trails, heritage sites and tourist attractions throughoutNova Scotia are being developed and enhanced thanks to fundingfrom the province. A total of $188,411 will support 15 projectsunder the Tourism Development Investment Fund. “This investment supports the long-term growth of the tourismindustry,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Cultureand Heritage. “Enhancing the quality of our services and productswill ensure that we continue to be a tourism leader in thiscountry.” The Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association (CREDA)received $8,000 to help develop an interpretive program at thehistoric site of the former village of Beaubassin. “This support enables us to tell the story of our Acadianheritage to visitors and Nova Scotians alike,” said RhondaKelley, executive director, CREDA. “Attracting more visitors toBeaubassin will also support economic development in our region.” Project partners from the tourism industry, community and other levels of government will invest an additional $451,000 in the 15projects. “Our dedicated tourism partners want the industry to remainhealthy and growing,” said Scott MacAulay, chair of the TourismPartnership Council. “To do this, we need to stay tuned in to theneeds of our visitors and deliver experiences that will make themreturn again and again.” Over the last year, the Tourism Development Investment Fund hasinvested more than $537,000 in 43 projects throughout NovaScotia. Information on the Tourism Development Investment Fund isavailable from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage bycalling 902-424-3908, or by visiting the Tourism PartnershipCouncil website at www.nstpc.com .last_img read more

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first_imgChandigarh: Large-scale rescue operations continued Saturday to pull out the two-year-old boy who fell into an over 150-feet-deep borewell near his house in Punjab’s Sangrur district almost 48 hours ago. Fatehvir Singh, who would turn three next week, fell into the unused borewell in a field while he was playing near his house at around 4.00 pm Thursday, officials said. The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army experts, assisted by the police, civil authorities, villagers and volunteers, were carrying out the rescue operations. The toddler is stuck around 110 feet deep in the borewell which is seven inches wide. Officials said a parallel shaft of 36 inches in diameter was being installed to bring out the child safely. So far, rescuers have dug about 90 feet by taking out soil manually, officials said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Earlier, a team of NDRF had tried to pull out the child with the help of rope but could not succeed. Oxygen was being supplied to the child and authorities are monitoring his condition through camera, officials added. The child made some movement at 5.00 am on Saturday, authorities said. Fatehvir’s family members and villagers were offering prayers for his safety. The incident has again brought to fore the dangers posed by uncovered borewells, which have turned into death traps for children. In March, an 18-month-old boy was rescued from a borewell in Haryana’s Hisar district, two days after he had fallen into it. In 2006, a massive operation was launched to rescue five-year-old Prince, who had fallen into a borewell in a village in Kurukshetra. He was pulled out safely nearly 48 hours later.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Mother Diary has hiked the price of cow milk by Rs 2 per litre from Friday in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The cow milk variant will now be available at Rs 44 per litre, as against Rs 42 earlier.According to an official, the prices of the cow milk variant effective from September 6 are Rs 23 for 500 ml pack and Rs 44 for one litre pack. The prices of other milk variants remain unchanged. The leading milk supplier said that the retail price of cow milk has been hiked since the company is shelling out more to the farmers to procure raw milk. With Mother Dairy increasing prices, it is likely that other milk suppliers such as Amul and Parag might also follow suit.last_img

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first_imgVICTORIA — A campaign promise to launch an inquiry into money laundering by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is receiving strong support in British Columbia where illegal cash has skewed the real estate market and helped fuel the opioid crisis.Scheer made the announcement during an Ontario campaign stop, saying the inquiry will focus on cleaning up the real estate sector.B.C. Attorney General David Eby says he doesn’t want to wade into the federal election campaign, but any call by political parties to fight the nationwide issue of money laundering is a step forward.The B.C. New Democrat government called an inquiry into money laundering last May following independent reviews that found crime groups were funnelling billions of dollars into illicit drugs, real estate and other parts of the economy.Eby made the comments after speaking to a conference of crime, finance and real estate experts examining money laundering in Canada.Former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen will head the B.C. inquiry, which has the power to compel witnesses to testify.This report by The Canadian press was first published Sept. 23, 2019. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rabat – Spain has dismantled a Moroccan network that trafficked 600 irregular migrants from Morocco to Spain in 2018.EFE reported that Spain arrested seven Moroccans for their alleged ties with the criminal network.The news outlet said that the network had been labeling itself as a “travel agency” based in Larache, a city near Tangier in northern Morocco. The suspects charged the irregular migrants a minimum price of €2,500 per passenger. Read Also: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us:’ Making Migrants Part of Global DebatesAccording to the Spanish news outlet, one of the seven Moroccan suspects is a woman. Four suspects have had their residency status regularized in Spain.According to Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE)  Moroccan immigration “peaked 10 years ago, as there were 70,000 arrivals of migrants. In 2017, 39,000 migrants arrived in Spain from Morocco.”Migration has led to strengthened cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services. Following his first official visit to Rabat on November 19, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attended the global migration conference in Marrakech in December and discussed the issue of irregular migration.The two prime ministers reaffirmed their shared goals: To promote regular over  irregular migration and to integrate migrants into each of their host countries.During his first visit to Morocco, Sanchez announced his country’s intention to strengthen and modernize the border with Morocco in order to combat irregular migration. read more

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The Police had earlier sought to have Madush deported to Sri Lanka to be arrested and investigated over allegations against him. The Supreme Court today rejected a petition filed by the aunt of underworld leader Makandure Madush, seeking a restraining order preventing the police from arresting him.A. W. Sriyani, a younger sister of the mother of Makandure Madush had filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court. Makandure Madush’s family sought court intervention to prevent his arrest in Sri Lanka.The SC however today rejected the petition. (Colombo Gazette) Makandure Madush is currently in remand in Dubai after being arrested with narcotics.

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(Updated) A century-old apartment building on Bold St was destroyed by fire last night. Firefighters were called at 8 pm, and they were still here most of the day putting out hot spots, which are still smoking 24 hours later.It’s not certain how many people lived in the 17 units — estimates range from 32 to 38, a lot of them students. Everyone is accounted for and OK. And while the loss of the beautiful 100 year old building is tragic for the Durand neighbourhood, the loss of pets is the biggest heartbreak for the tenants. While the fire raged, Pasadena apartment tenant Karen Adams was at work around the corner at La Piazza Allegra. A neighbour came in to tell her she saw smoke coming from Adams’ apartment as she fled. Adams has only had one thought ever since: “My cat. My cat’s in there and I don’t know if he’s OK. Some people say maybe he got away but I don’t know. Our windows were intact so I don’t know how he would have gotten out. And then there was that smoke coming out of my apartment.”She and her husband lived on the main floor, just above the boiler room. Dave Christopher of Hamilton Fire says that’s where fire crews first encountered the blaze. “This is an old building so it has voids in the walls. Fire worked its way up to the third floor, so crews are working there as well. They spent over an hour tearing down ceilings to fight the fire. At that point it became untenable because of danger of the roof collapsing, so we pulled the crews out and it became an exterior firefighting operation.”Lauren Smith has friends who lived in a basement unit. “He texted me and said my whole life is going up in flames right now.”“He was holding a glass of water at the time and he walked out with that, that’s all he’s got.”The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause, but tenants say there have been escalating problems with the boiler. Adams says “I’ve seen firefighters at least five times in the past year checking out that boiler room because the alarm’s always going off.”There was a sprinkler system in the basement, and fire officials say there’s no sign of negligent fire safety. The Pasadena was one of Hamilton’s first apartment complexes, and it’s a heritage building. That means as soon as the building is safe, a structural engineer with heritage experience will look through to see what elements can be saved. Local councillor Jason Farr wants to avoid tearing it down. “We’re very hopeful we can maintain as much heritage as possible. The last thing we want to contemplate is the demolition.”Residents called it a beautiful building, with hardwood, exposed brick, large rooms, and long halls. The Canadian Red Cross is accepting cash donations, while Piazza Allegra is looking to start a trust fund. read more

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 (Update)The Fort Erie racetrack was generating heated discussion again at Queens Park Tuesday. Andrea Horwath was arguing that Premier Wynne should be doing more to protect the jobs of Fort Erie employees: “People in Fort Erie are scared of losing their jobs, their savings, their cars, their homes, their kids tuition, their farms, their everything. Last Tuesday at the track, one couple squeezed my hand and looked into my eye and told me that if there is no racing in Fort Erie next season, that they’re going to lose their life’s work. Now, the Liberal plan to ram private mega casinos into cities across Ontario isn’t working, and its causing real damage in communities like Fort Erie. Is the Premier ready to admit she was wrong.”Premier Wynne: “And I have said repeatedly that there, it is up to that conversation to come up with a plan to go forward.Last week a government appointed panel called the Fort Erie track “unsustainable”, and suggested that it not receive any of the $400 million Wynne promised to commit to Ontario’s horse racing industry. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

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In a statement released in New York, Kenzo Oshima, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, expressed “profound relief” at Wednesday’s freeing of six staff members of the Dutch non-governmental organization (NGO) Memisa by troops from the rebel Forces pour la Défense de la Democratie.All six aid workers, who had been operating a mobile clinic at the time of their abduction on 11 May, were said to be in good health. Condemning the kidnapping, Mr. Oshima stressed that the humanitarian staff were delivering — “often at great risk to themselves” — much-needed assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Burundi.He called on all parties, in Burundi and elsewhere, to “take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel.” read more

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Dez Bryant Arrested on Misdemeanor Assualt Charge

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who has had a tumultuous off-the-field existence, was arrested Monday after turning himself in to DeSoto, Tx police. The charge: misdemeanor domestic violence against a female family friend, DeSoto (Texas) police confirmed.Bryant was booked around an event that allegedly occurred Saturday, police said. No further information was immediately available.A source said late Monday night that Bryant was in an argument with his half brother and wound up pushing his mother, Angela. According to the source, police responded to a call , but no arrests were made at that point. Further examination of the reports resulted in Monday’s arrest, the source said.Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member, police told KDFW-TV in Dallas. The woman did not need to be taken to the hospital for her injuries, the report said.The station said police declined to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the arrest or Bryant’s relationship to the alleged victim.Bryant’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment. The Cowboys said they were aware of the incident late Monday.The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in jail. The arrest also subjects Bryant to possible penalty under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.This is Bryant’s first arrest, but it is not his first incident that required police involvement since the Cowboys traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 draft.In January, Bryant was detained by police but not arrested after an alleged altercation at a Miami Beach night club.Last summer, off-duty police working as security at an upscale Dallas mall kicked Bryant and friends out of the mall because of inappropriate attire (sagging pants) and language. Bryant was temporarily banned from the mall.Bryant, who was widely considered a top-10 talent but slipped in the draft due to teams’ character concerns, has also been sued for unpaid debts for jewelry and sports tickets from before he was drafted. read more

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first_imgTHE HIGH COURT discharged a care order in relation to Samantha Azzopardi this morning and the Australian woman will now be moved into the HSE’s adult mental health care services.The case came before the courts again this morning after the Australian citizen was positively identified by Gardaí earlier this week.Before the case was heard this morning, Gerard O’Brien, who is a representative of Azzopardi’s guardian ad litem, Orla Ryan, said that Ryan “remains very concerned about this young lady” and that Azzopardi was “very isolated” although she did have some contact with people here.In court, Senior Counsel Tim O’Leary, acting for the HSE, said that a report found that Azzopardi was not suffering from a disorder under the Mental Health Act 2001, but she does have a “condition that makes her vulnerable”.Due to this, she is not suitable for detention under the Mental Health Act 2001.She will be looked after by the adult psychiatric services of the HSE and supports will be available to her in the community and potentially through the gardaí.Justice George Bermingham noted that when the case first came before the court, “everybody believed we were dealing with a minor” and worked on the assumption that she was a victim of trafficking.He told the court that though the circumstances had changed, “this doesn’t mean that the proceedings weren’t worthwhile”.In discharging the interim orders today, Judge Birmingham said that what emerged after Azzopardi was identified “came as a shock to everyone”.Judge Bermingham was told in court that the guardian ad litem believes that Azzopardi should be dealt with by adult services in the HSE.Although she remains at a HSE facility, she is taking up an acute bed so it is understood she will be moved to community care shortly.Samantha Azzopardi, who is in her 20s, has been in the care of the HSE since she was found on 10 October and was unable to tell Gardaí or healthcare workers who she was or where she had come from.A High Court judge yesterday discharged the order to detain Azzopardi under the Childcare Act, but delayed its implementation until today to allow for alternative arrangements to be made for her care.The court heard yesterday that she was still in a vulnerable state and removing the order could “put her life at risk”.Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll and Aoife BarryRead: The mystery of the girl found on O’Connell Street: what we know > Read: Gardaí to work with Aussie police as girl found outside GPO is identified > Read: Gardaí release photo of mystery GPO girl >last_img read more

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first_imgChine : 500 usines trop pollueuses privées d’électricitéChine – N’ayant pas atteint leurs objectifs de réduction des émissions polluantes, quelque 506 usines chinoises ont été privées d’électricité dans l’est du pays.Alors que la Chine est devenue le premier pays producteur de gaz à effet de serre devant les États-Unis, la répression se fait de plus en plus sévère. 506 usines de huit villes de la province de l’Anhui, spécialisées dans les secteurs les plus énergivores que sont le charbon, la chimie ou la métallurgie, viennent ainsi de voir leur accès à l’électricité coupé, d’après le quotidien China Daily. La semaine dernière, les autorités chinoises avaient sommé plus de 2.000 sociétés de se séparer d’équipements obsolètes et polluants, sous peine de se voir refuser des crédits bancaires, la validation de nouveaux projets, ou la fourniture d’électricité. Une grande partie de la consommation énergétique des usines les plus pollueuses est en effet due à la vétusté des équipements de production. Si la technique a de quoi surprendre, priver plus de 500 usines d’électricité devrait permettre à la province située près de Shanghai d’atteindre ses objectifs de réduction de consommation énergétique.  Alors qu’au terme d’un plan sur plusieurs années, la province d’Anhui devait réduire de 20% sa facture énergétique, la canicule qui a frappé une partie de la Chine pendant deux semaines a aggravé la situation, notamment avec le recours à la climatisation. Les provinces voisines ont alors pris à leur tour des mesures restrictives. A Nanjing, capitale du Jiangsu, ce sont ainsi 1.000 entreprises qui depuis jeudi dernier sont soumises à un plafonnement de leur consommation. Dans la province du Zhejiang, soixante-neuf entreprises de la ville de Jinhua sont elles-aussi rationnées, et ce jusqu’au mois de septembre.Le 16 août 2010 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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