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Karkare’s death: plea dismissed

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of a former senior police officer of Maharashtra alleging a conspiracy in the death of former State Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.The top court said it could not reopen the case as terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s conviction was upheld and death sentence executed.A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan addressed senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for petitioner and former Maharashtra Inspector-General S.M. Mushriff, that his doubts did not translate into actionable evidence which warranted reopening of the case. “You may have some doubts or beliefs, but that do not translate into actionable evidence which would warrant reopening of the case in which the death sentence was confirmed and now stands executed,” Justice Sikri observed. Ms. Jaising contended that the petitioner was a police officer who had even written two books.last_img read more

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SPORT-WT20-NZ-BOARD

first_imgKolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Scoreboard of the ICC World Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Scoreboard of the ICC World Twenty20 match between New Zealand and Bangladesh here today. New Zealand: Nicholls b Mustafizur 7 Williamson b Mustafizur 42 Munro b Al-Amin Hossain 35 Taylor c Mithun b Al-Amin Hossain 28 Anderson b Mortaza 0 Elliott c Shuvagata b Mustafizur 9 Ronchi not out 9 Santner b Mustafizur 3 McCullumb Mustafizur 0 McClenaghan not out 6 Extras: (B-4, LB-1, W-1) 6 Total: (for 8 wickets in 20 overs) 145 Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-57, 3-99, 4-100, 5-122, 6-127, 7-139, 8-139 Bowling: Mortaza 3-0-21-1, Shuvagata 3-0-16-0, Shakib 4-0-33-0, Mustafizur 4-0-22-5, Al-Amin Hossain 4-0-27-2, Mahmudullah 2-0-21-0. More PTI AH AHlast_img read more

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SPORT-LAXMAN 2 LAST

first_imgThe former India elegant middle-order batsman believed The former India elegant middle-order batsman believed Bengal batsmen need to work on mental toughness to make themselves a “complete players”. “I dont think they choked. They did really well in the Ranji Trophy. If you see, they lost a high-scoring match last season. Yes, they did not bat well in the first innings but they still went on and played with a positive frame of mind, and were looking to chase. “I think theres a lot of improvement from the mental point of view as well. Its an ongoing process. Once they do that they would become a complete player. The process has already started. Its not only about the technique but the mental aspect of the game is also very important. We have been addressing both,” Laxman added. A brainchild of Sourav Ganguly, whos now the Cricket Association of Bengal president, the Vision 2020 aims to make the state a supply line of players for Team India. Legendary Pakistani pacer Waqar Yunus was on board when the programme was launched in 2014 before becoming the national coach. The programme now has Laxman and spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan as the spin bowling consultant. About 80 players in the age group of U-19, 23 and senior Bengal team participated in the camp began May 31. The second phase of the camp will begin before the start of Ranji season, Laxman informed reporters. “It was a successful camp, and great to see all the players who attended last year as well. Theres a lot of potential in Bengal and youngsters are showing signs of improvement. The next camp will be before the season and then we can focus on the planning aspect. It was more about the technical aspect that were focussing on,” he concluded. PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Former Cricket Australia employee claims she was sacked after abortion tweet

first_imgCricket Australia allegedly sacked an employee after she called the government “gutless” for failing to ensure women had access to reproductive health services in the state of Tasmania.Angela Williamson claims she lost her job after she campaigned for abortion reform and criticised the state government on social media.Williamson alleged that the Australia cricket board told her that she had “damaged her relationship with the government”.”For speaking up, I lost my job with Cricket Australia. I was told the tweet had damaged my relationship with government.”I was in shock trying to understand the situation I’d found myself in, and how publicly expressing my political opinion in a tweet had led to this situation at work. I’m still in shock.”I’m not a victim. I’m not seeking pity. And I’m not going to be quiet about reproductive health and surgical terminations.”Bottom line? I should not have had to lose my job to deliver the change. Abortion is legal in Tasmania. But that system is broken and it made me feel ashamed,” Williamson, a mother of three, was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.Williamson first used her Twitter account to argue for abortion rights in January 2018, declaring the situation a “disgrace”.Cricket Australia meanwhile, issued a statement post the allegations saying that Williamson’s contract came to an end in June post which she was relieved of her duties as manager of public policy and government relations.The circumstances surrounding that decision are now the subject of legal proceedings and it would be inappropriate for Cricket Australia to publicly comment on Ms Williamson’s specific circumstances any further, it said.advertisementWe will continue to follow and respect the current process.Cricket Australia respects an individual’s right to their opinion. However, it expects that employees will refrain from making offensive comments that contravene the organisation’s policies.”The Tasmanian government declined to comment on the allegation that it had disclosed Williamson’s pregnancy termination to her employer.”This is a matter for Cricket Tasmania. The government is not responsible for HR decisions made by private employers.”The government does not involve itself in private employer matters and refutes any allegation that it has disclosed private information,” a spokeswoman of the Tasmanian government said.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

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2011 World Cup Photo Gallery

first_imgTo view, please click on the ‘Photo Gallery’ section of the top menu, and then click on the ‘2011 World Cup’ gallery, or click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/gallery.cgi?g=37193&e=3780&et=1&c=14-3780-0-0-0 Some photos are also available to view on the Touch Football Australia Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384last_img

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How to See Turkey’s Adventure Land in 48 Hours

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Turkey is the only country I’ve been to where the man who served me lunch, asked me sit down with him to enjoy some tea afterwards. His treat. So, on my first day in Istanbul, from lunch until the the sun set, I joined him. We sat on plastic stools in front of his food stand on a small street in the old quarter, along with a man selling fruit from a cart next door. We made some conversation in broken English.”Cappadocia,” he said, “I from there. You going? Tourist like.”“Cappadocia is Turkey Texas,” he went on. Its endless vistas of ochre and copper canyons did remind me of some place the Lone Ranger might’ve felt at home, but Cappadocia is so much more. Cave homes, stone carved churches and entire underground cities speckle these canyons like a Jackson Pollock painting. The homes, some still used today, had been carved into the unusually smooth, ancient volcanic rock—a soft but durable material called tuff, first by the Hittites 5000 years ago, only to be co-opted and expanded by early Christian refugees from Rome, Turks hiding during World War II and farmers today.I knew all this before Osmond (his name) got started—but Cappadocia was not on my itinerary which gave me just five days in Turkey. Reading about Cappadocia, it seemed impossible to really do the place justice in under three days; I’m the type of traveler who would rather spend a lot of time getting to know one place well than a lot of places superficially. This experience was to be about Istanbul; Cappadocia would have to wait.“But why wait!?” my Argentine pal said the next day, trying to make a trip happen. We’d met my first night over some ice cold Efes (The local Turkish pilsner) and both being solo travelers, we’d teamed up and managed to see a bulk of Istanbul’s tourists draws that day. The question soon arose, “Would you rather bum around the city for the next four days or go see one of the most beautiful natural places on Earth, if just for a few days?”Hanging with the Doner Kebab man my first day let me pretend that I’d conquered Istanbul on a deeper-than-Lonely-Planet-Rough-Guide level, and my heart beats fast for wide open spaces like Osmond had described, so I went against my better judgement. “Sure,” I said…”but how?” If this was going to happen, it needed to happen in the next few hours, and from everything I’d read on the internet and in various reputable guide books, Cappadocia didn’t seem easily navigable and was too big to focus on for just two days. Plus, it’s 450 miles away.The old quarter of Istanbul is carpeted in tour agencies who can answer questions directly, so we popped into the most pristine one we could find, Hannaro Travel Agency. It was 6pm and the only way for me to make this work, was to leave that night.“I can do this” Mehmet said. He was in his early 30s and Turkish but grew up in Queens, New York and we bonded over some area code chatter.It took him 20 minutes to secure a place to stay, transportation, explain our sight seeing options and book the right tours that covered them all, giving us all the tools to make 48 hours in Cappadocia work like a well oiled machine…and we still managed to sneak in  some unplanned time with a local man there.Here’s how we did it:Home Base: There are many great villagespeppered through the valley. Göreme is the most tourist friendly and is centrally located. Being stationed here made it easy to figure out food, get to all the attractions and cut down on any superfluous travel time. More secluded and high-end, but less than five minuets away in taxi is the village of Uçhisar. Both are a 45 minute drive from the Nevsehir Airport and the bus from Istanbul goes directly to Göreme.Get There: It’s an hour and a half flight with frequent departures. Turkish Airlines will run you between $150 and $250 round trip. For the intrepid or budget travelers, it’s also a 12 hour overnight bus ride, a round trip that costs $50 to $60 that gets you there at around 7am the next morning. Flights are mainly for tourists and don’t always sell out, so last minute bookings are possible. The tour company can book the flight and includes your transfer from the airport.Stay: Keep in mind that with 48 hours in this stunning land, you won’t be lounging around in your hotel. Some people spend on lavish cave hotels, which sounds neat, but really a clean, quiet place and a shower with hot water is all you need. After Hannaro explained the options, we went budget at Mystic Cave House, one block off the main street of Göreme. For a place that was sold to us as no frills, it had some quite nice amenities like free wifi, an impressive free breakfast, a rooftop bar/restaurant with views of the entire town and a very helpful staff. Rooms were very basic, but started at $20. We paid direct to Hannaro. For $135 a night, we could have gone with design-y digs at Doors of Cappadocia.Day One:The Color Coded Tours: You will be assaulted with a variety of standard tours. They’re not great and I usually try to avoid them, but they can do the trick if you have a limited amount of time. The main ones are color coded, but the red tour doesn’t have any of the wow spots and the blue tour is not worth the money. The green tour hits the most poignant spots like the Derinkuyu Underground City (a 180 foot deep, 8 floored city built in the 7th century BC), an hour hike in Ihlara Canyon (an entire canyon so pretty that Byzantine Monks carved cave homes and churches into its sides), Selime Monastery (the largest church carved out of stone) and a great camera-op at Pigeon Valley overlook (this looks like Mars). The full day tour is a good overview and should be done on your first day. If you get back early enough, take a cab up to the Open Air Museum or walk it (it’s less than a mile from Göreme)—you’ll have already seen some of Cappadocia’s most impressive rock formations and more remote cave churches, but this place has a high concentration of both. It’s not a must, though everyone in town will tell you to go. Skip the guide unless you have a thing for 11th century history. Give yourself about an hour here.Day Two, Morning:The Hot Air Balloon: There was a moment just after the sun rose next to Mount Hasan, when we drifted over a canyon wall and then slowly passed about 20 feet over a cave ghost town. That memory was worth the $150 dollars I spent to experience early morning from the basket of a hot hair balloon with 19 other people. Because of scenes like this, Cappadocia is one of the top places in the world to hot air balloon. $120-$130 is the lowest price you can negotiate for the higher end agencies (Some will try to get you for $200), but if you’re brave, it can head south to $100, and less modern balloons. The tours can sell out and generally costs more to book in Göreme. You get picked up at a time before 4:30am, given breakfast and then are up in the air by 5:30 for an hour as day peaks over the horizon. You’ll be exhausted when its over, but the thrill of the ride (and coffee) will keep you going for the rest of the day. Schedule this for the second morning, you’ll nap on the plane back to Istanbul that night.Afternoon:The ATV Tour: Two hours of zipping through desert on an ATV sound fun? Of course it does. You’ll pass through Kiliclar Valley (looks like another planet), Rose Valley (so named for its many shades of pink and red), snag a panoramic view of Love Valley (fairy chimneys that look very phallic) and the ruins of Çavuşinn valley.Hike: About 40 minutes into the Pigeon Valley Hike, a sign announced “Hasan’s Tea House”. Being that we were thirsty, and we were in the middle of no where, we approached. Hasan himself came out, a stoic looking old man with a Tom Selleck mustache, blue turban wearing a beat up old flannel, and invited us to sit down and rest our weary legs. He served us tea and cookies and then sat down with us. Turns out, the man is a comic and kept us laughing with goofy, actually funny jokes for the 30 minutes we stayed. Hanging with Hasan was worth the entire hike though Pigeon Valley, which is the walking route between Göreme town and Uçhisar town, about an hour’s hike through the Cappaocian rock formations on fairly flat terrain. You can hike back or try to catch a taxi from Uçhisar. Get your dinner in town and then it’s time to go back to Istanbul.If you could care less about history, skip the color tour on day one and extend the ATV package for an all day adventure. Then on day two, you can hike Pigeon Valley and Rose Valley, both easy to access from Göreme.Mention this story to Hannaro Travel and receive 10% off any of their Turkey packages. 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Dorian LPG Repays Bridge Loan Sheds Light on BW LPG Talks

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license U.S.-based gas carrier owner and operator Dorian LPG, which has been under the spotlight after it refused BW LPG’s takeover offer, has completed three financing agreements worth USD 65.1 million.The net proceeds from the batch have been used to refinance the shipowner’s loan facility with DNB Capital LLC. “Dorian LPG is well positioned to perform through the cycle, including upcoming environmental regulations, with a well-capitalized balance sheet and a fleet of modern fuel efficient VLGCs that have delivered premium returns,” John Hadjipateras, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dorian LPG, said.In the latest turn of events, BW LPG has called Dorian to return to the negotiating table saying that a number of the company’s shareholders, other than the BW Group, supported the deal. Hadjipateras explained that these shareholders represent less than 5% of the company’s outstanding shares.“In contrast, our board, whose members are beneficial owners of more than 25% of our outstanding shares, has unanimously concluded that BW LPG’s proposal undervalues Dorian and is not in the best interests of Dorian and its shareholders. To cite a few key financial metrics, the proposed transaction would be dilutive to Dorian’s shareholders’ earnings in 2018, would create a more leveraged enterprise from Dorian’s perspective and fails to recognize that Dorian’s equity contribution to the combined enterprise would exceed 50% of the total, based on 2018 relative EBITDA and existing debt levels,” he said.Commenting on the call to resume talks, Hadjipateras said Dorian never declined to engage with BW LPG. However, the company is more interested in discussing the acquisition of BW LPG’s ECO-ships.“Our board is always open to opportunities that would enhance value for our shareholders and we are in regular communication with them. BW LPG’s wish to have Dorian’s shareholders subsidize its fleet renewal is not a reason compelling enough to divert us from our strategy to serve our own shareholders,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Loss of injured Andre De Grasse is a big blow to Canadian

first_imgLONDON – World medals. One last shot at Usain Bolt. Perhaps a Canadian record.A world championships that had held so much promise for Andre De Grasse went up in smoke during a light 60-metre run on Monday night.And on the eve of the opening round of the 100 metres, De Grasse’s coach Stuart McMillan talked about the opportunities lost.“I think when (the meet) actually gets going and Andre sees the final and sees those eight guys lining up and he’s not one of them, I think that’s when it’s really going to hit home,” McMillan said Thursday.But as much as the star sprinter’s withdrawal from the meet with a hamstring injury means personal heartbreak for the 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., it’s a big blow to a Canadian team that saw De Grasse win three of its six medals at the Rio Olympics, and for fans back home as well.“There’s two stories here: it’s Bolt’s last major championships, and then from a Canadian perspective, this was the opportunity for a Canadian boy to go out there and race him and potentially beat him in his last race.“So I think it’s going to be very disappointing for everybody — nobody more so than Andre.”All signs pointed to a solid world championships for De Grasse. He was undefeated in the 100 and 200 in his last four Diamond League meets. His sizzling, albeit wind-aided, 9.69 seconds in the 100 metres in Stockholm hinted the Canadian record of 9.84, set by Donovan Bailey in 1996 and tied by Bruny Surin in 1999, might not be long for this world.“We definitely didn’t see anything coming,” McMillan said of the injury. “We had a really good camp in Monaco, went to Spain for a couple of days, we had a good relay session in Spain, we came here on Sunday, went to (Mile End Stadium) here in London on Monday, did four or five block starts, looked very good, everything was really nice, finished off with two very easy 60s, and in the first 60 at 40 metres he pulled up.”They’d originally suspected the injury might just be cramping or tightness, but an ultrasound Tuesday showed a tear. His sponsor Puma then flew De Grasse to Munich to meet with Dr. Muller Wolfhart, who made the final diagnosis. De Grasse’s recovery is expected to take five to six weeks.There had been plenty of hype about a Bolt versus De Grasse showdown at the world championships, which McMillan said has been wearing on the young Canadian sprinter.“(But) in retrospect in a few weeks, when he looks back on this, this was his last opportunity to beat Bolt, I think that’s probably going to be the thing that haunts him the most,” McMillan said.In an interview on Thursday night with the CBC, De Grasse said that there’s always going to be ups and downs.“I’ve had a lot of great ups, from Pan Am Games to NCAAs, world championships, Olympics. Eventually something’s gotta happen and you’ve got to break a little and it’s always going to motivate me to get better,” he said. “I think this is a learning experience for myself and my whole team and we’re just going to get better from this. I think next year we’re going to come back stronger and everything is going to be what it was and even better.”In one of Rio’s most memorable moments, De Grasse pushed Bolt in their 200-metre semifinal, prompting a finger wag from the Jamaican superstar, who’ll retire after the world championships. Bolt hasn’t forgotten that race. When asked earlier this week to predict the world’s next great sprinter, Bolt said “The last guy I said was going to be great disrespected me.”General consensus was he was referring to De Grasse.“Probably the past five to eight years, Bolt’s been used to people rolling over for him, and when Andre didn’t do that in the semifinal in Rio last year, Andre definitely meant no disrespect by that, but I think Bolt maybe took it a little bit differently,” McMillan said. “And since then, I think the relationship has been slightly different.“But there’s absolutely zero disrespect from Andre to Usain, he’s got nothing but respect for him. Usain Bolt’s the best athlete who’s probably ever lived, and Andre will be the first to admit that.”De Grasse had a strong shot at gold in the 200 metres, which Bolt isn’t racing in London.Canada’s 4×100-metre relay team, which De Grasse anchored to bronze at last summer’s Olympics, also took a huge hit with his withdrawal.“It’s like if you took Donovan Bailey or Bruny Surin off the ’96 relay team (that won gold at the Atlanta Olympics),” McMillan said.De Grasse, whose mom Beverley and former coach Tony Sharpe were making the trip to London, is expected to remain in town until Monday or Tuesday and then likely head home to Toronto for treatment. The Puma CEO is taking him to watch Arsenal play Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.“He’s looking forward to that, getting away from the track world for at least a couple of hours,” McMillan said.The Canadian team, which has been on a roll since winning a record eight medals at the 2015 world championships, has to hope for strong performances from Damian Warner, the reigning silver medallist in the decathlon, world and Olympic high jump champion Derek Drouin, who’s been dealing with injuries, race walker Evan Dunfee, middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop, and Shawn Barber, the reigning world champion in the pole vault.De Grasse’s injury will keep him out of the Diamond League Finals — the 100 on Aug. 24 in Zurich and the 200 on Sept. 1 in Brussels. Each final came with a US$50,000 first-place prize.Looking long-term, McMillan believes the injury will be just a small blip on De Grasse’s career.“Andre’s career has just started. Really it’s the end of his second year of professional running. . . he could be running for another decade,” the coach said.“Probably on the downside of this, next year is, in track and field, an off year. It’s not for Canada because we’ve got the Commonwealth Games, so where Commonwealth was probably going to be something fun for him, maybe now it’s a little bit more serious.“I expect Andre comes out stronger from this, and we’re definitely going to learn, us as a team and me as a coach, I’m going to learn a lot from what’s gone on here in the last few days.”last_img read more

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Energy East Pipeline review topics to be released may include GHG emissions

CALGARY — Canada’s national energy regulator is expected to release a list of topics later today to be considered in its review of the Energy East Pipeline which could for the first time include broad consideration of upstream and downstream emissions.The National Energy Board invited public input last spring on topics that should be considered during upcoming hearings, including the issue of greenhouse gas emissions related to increased consumption of oil from completion of the 4,500-kilometre conduit.The original Energy East review was derailed in September 2016 after members of the regulatory panel overseeing the hearings resigned amid questions about a potential conflict of interest.In January, the NEB invalidated nearly two years of decisions made by the previous panel, a setback for TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) $15.7-billion development, and a new panel was appointed.Energy East as proposed would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada and an export marine terminal in New Brunswick.The Energy East review is taking place at the same time that the government considers a sweeping overhaul of the NEB following a report in May that said the system is broken and the NEB should be split into two agencies. read more

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Boris Johnsons odds of becoming prime minister slashed amid doubt over Theresa

first_imgMrs May called the election hoping to “strengthen her hand” in Brexit talks, but her authority would be hugely weakened if the predicted result proves correct. Emily Thornberry was pleased with her resultCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP  Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, went from a 4,796 majority to a narrow victory of just 346 votes. Emily Thornberry, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, accused Mrs May of “hubris” in calling the election, saying: “I think we’re on a verge of a great result. I think she should go, because she has manifestly failed.” It was a difficult night for Theresa MayCredit:Toby Melville /Reuters Mrs May would be unable to form a coalition without the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, but this morning DUP leader Arlene  Foster said she did not favour a hard Brexit – an indication of the upheaval to come.Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May’s mandate “is lost votes and lost support … and I would have thought that was enough to go”.John McDonnell, at the same count as Mr Johnson, said Mrs May had made a big mistake in calling the General Election.Asked if she should resign, he said: “Increasingly now political commentators and by the sound of it, some Tory MPs now consider her position is now untenable.”I was expecting Boris Johnson to launch his leadership campaign tonight. But clearly not tonight, maybe tomorrow.”Some of her own MPs also suggested Mrs May should “consider her position”.Asked if Mrs May could remain as Tory leader, former Conservative minister Anna Soubry told the BBC: “That is a matter for her. It is bad. She is in a very difficult place.”She’s a remarkable and very talented woman and she doesn’t shy away from difficult decisions, but she now has to obviously consider her position.” Boris Johnson’s odds of being the next prime minister have been slashed from 66/1 to 5/1 as the election result cast doubt on Theresa May’s future.As the results rolled in, it appeared Mrs May’s election gamble had backfired, putting her Brexit plans in chaos as the Conservative majority was predicted to be wiped out.Odds on next leaderThe vote meant a hung parliament was the most likely outcome, leaving Mrs May’s premiership in serious doubt. After Mr Johnson retained his seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, he seemed in a hurry to leave the count at Brunel University.In his victory speech Mr Johnson said: “It is early to comment on the events unfolding tonight in this General Election. “But one this is absolutely clear, I think to all of us who have been elected as MPs tonight across our fantastic country, that is we have got to listen to our constituents and listen to their concerns.”Mr Johnson said nothing else about wider results of the night and how his party was performing, but thanked all involved in the election in the borough.Brexit negotiations, due to begin in  10 days, would have to be postponed if neither party is able to form a government, and senior Conservatives suggested another election might now have to be called. Ms Soubry made clear that Mrs May must take personal responsibility for a “dreadful” election campaign and a “deeply flawed” manifesto. David Gauke, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, hit back by saying Mrs May’s position “isn’t in question”.He said: “I don’t think there’s anyone else who could lead us into the negotiations so effectively. The idea that we should ignore that and navel-gaze would be a big mistake.“Theresa May continues to be the right person to lead that. She’s the right person for the job, clearly.“Given that we’ve got really important negotiations beginning in 10 days’ time, the responsibility of those of us who hope to be elected as Conservative MPs is to continue to support her.”Dr Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, refused to be drawn when asked whether Mrs May should be forced to step down.He told the BBC: “It’s very early in the evening and I think we have to wait and see. We will see what happens in terms of the numbers of seats we get and the vote share before we make any assumptions.” Emily Thornberry Ms Thornberry said that if there was a hung parliament “what we will do is we will put forward a Budget we will put forward a Queen’s Speech and Labour MPs will support it and we will ask MPs from other parties to support it as well. If they do not, it will be for them to explain to their constituents why they have allowed a highly unpopular Conservative Government to carry on with the same old same old.” Theresa May 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. She added: “This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party. We have to take stock and our leader needs to stake stock as well.”Mrs May was determined to fight on this morning, though she appeared to concede she would have to lead a coalition rather than a majority government.She said: “At this time, more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability and if the Conservative Party has won the most seats then it would be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that.”She said her “resolve” to lead the country through Brexit “is the same this morning as it has always been”.  But senior Tories cast doubt on whether Mrs May would still be Prime Minister by the end of today. Asked if she would “survive the day”, Sir Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former director of communications, said: “It’s certainly looking increasingly difficult.”By the early hours, Conservative losses were racking up, with ministers among those losing their seats. Ben Gummer, the Cabinet Office minister who helped write the manifesto, lost to Labour in Ipswich.Jane Ellison, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, was beaten by Labour in Battersea, forfeiting what had seemed a safe majority of 7,938.last_img read more

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Armed bandit attacks daughter of retd ACP shoots her supervisor

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan in custody for robbing 6, fingered in attack on ret’d ACP’s daughterSeptember 20, 2017In “Crime”Bandit accidentally shot and killed by accomplice after robbing Berbice familyAugust 22, 2016In “Crime”Armed bandits terrorise Corentyne familyAugust 13, 2019In “Crime” A single mother who has also been identified as the daughter of retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), George Vyphuis, is now in a traumatized state after she was attacked during the wee hours of Tuesday morning by an armed and masked bandit in front of her Plantation Providence, East Bank Demerara home.Kathy VyphuisSpeaking to INews earlier today, Kathy Vyphuis was in tears while describing her horrifying encounter, and constantly praising her neighbour, Nicole Telford for coming to her “rescue.”According to the single parent, she finished working at around 02:00hrs, and was given a drop home by her supervisor- identified only as Tommy Lee.She recalled that as soon as the motorcar pulled up in front of her flat concrete home, she noticed a masked man approach her supervisor in the driver’s seat, holding a gun.Vyphuis recalled that she quickly scrambled out of the vehicle after hearing the bandit ordering “Tommy Lee” not to move.The supervisor then accelerated and managed to flee in his motor car, but not before being shot once to his hand. The bullet reportedly went through his hand and punctured his leg.The bandit then turned on Vyphuis who was attempting to flee on foot, but instead stumbled and lost her footing, crashing into a nearby gutter.“I was crying and throwing my bag at him and telling him I don’t have anything. Let him take my bag. I was begging for my life,” she said.At that point, the perpetrator reportedly picked up the woman’s handbag and hopped onto his bicycle, leaving the scene.The sobbing woman began running towards her neighbours’ doors, shouting for help but was met with no one opening their doors for her, except for her “life saver” Nicole Telford.“I called for help and no body open the door except for Ms Telford. She opened her door and asked if anyone was with me, and I said no. She tell me walk and come slowly and mek sure no one was following me.”The woman displaying her woundIt was only after Vyphuis reached the safety of Telford’s home that she realized she was covered in mud and blood, after reportedly being shot once to her hand. She however, could not recall when she was hit.The two women sought to contact the police as well as Vyphuis’ father.Shortly after, INews was told that a man identifying himself as another neighbour came knocking on Telford’s door, requesting that the women open up.Telford said ” he kept banging on the door and saying that he was a neighbour and we asking he which neighbour, identify yourself and he kept saying some neighbour from down the road with a yellow car and we said we don’t know anyone like that.”“He telling me to come for my bag and is not me he wanted and we refuse to open the door and start screaming hard.”The man subsequently went away, and almost an hour later, the police arrived at the scene informing Vyphuis that the directions which were given by her-in a distraught state- were hard to follow.The single mother was then treated at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.She said she later learnt that her supervisor is in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital.“They say he pressure high and they can’t operate on he and so. I’m so sorry. I’m so worried. Is the first time he drop me home and look what happen. I hope nothing happen to he,” she said in tears.Investigations are ongoing. read more

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Toulon offered Warburton €850k a year after failing to land OBrien

first_imgThe WRU are not making any decisions. With them it’s all about control. They don’t look at the bigger picture. They couldn’t run a corner shop.”Toulon were successful in signing up Warburton’s club and international teammate Leigh Halfpenny for €600k a year. The reigning Heineken Cup champions have also signed up Wallaby captain Ben Mowen for next season.Wales captain Sam Warburton becomes first player to sign central contract‘Très content’ Sexton ready to lead Ireland’s Six Nations charge SAM WARBURTON’S AGENT has revealed his client was offered €850,000 a year by Toulon and Stade Francais before he eventually decided to remain in Wales.The Wales and Lions captain signed a central contract — the first of its kind — with the Welsh Rugby Union yesterday and is set to be released, free of charge, to his Cardiff Blues club next season. The flanker’s agent, Derwyn Jones, today spoke about the ground-breaking deal.Jones told Wales Online that his client was subjected to ‘uninformed vitriol’ on social media sites but his intention was always to remain in Wales. While not releasing an official annual salary figure for Warburton’s services, Jones said his new deal is a lot less than the money that was on offer from Top 14 clubs.Jones said Warburton had turned down €850k to sign for Stade, who are currently leading the Top 14. Toulon then approached the Welshman with a similar offer after openside Sean O’Brien decided to sign on with Leinster and Ireland until 2016. O’Brien started the Lions’ third Test against Australia after Warburton was ruled out with injury.Jones commented, “Sam was faced with the following two options regarding his playing future. Pursue interest from two teams in the Top 14 at twice his [UK] market value or sign a three-year employment contract with the WRU to stay in Wales at his market value.”Due to the ongoing state of flux in Welsh rugby, Jones added, “At this time however, due to the current fallout between the regions and the WRU, there are no cast iron guarantees that Sam will be able play for Cardiff next season.”Cardiff are frontrunners to get Warburton back in blue next season but their case to retain his playing services may not have been helped by comments made by their chairman, Peter Thomas, in The Rugby Paper. Thomas said, “The product we have in the Pro12 is not selling. To be blunt, we don’t have a product. We are in the wrong competition.last_img read more

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Missing Doctor Who episodes recovered from private collector

first_imgIn the early days of broadcast television, it was very expensive to record everything that was broadcasted. Nowadays most studios record everything in triplicate, one on site and two backups, but in the early days tapes were wiped and recorded over and over to save money. As a result, a lot of programming from the early days of television has been lost. This has generally only been something that bothered specific groups of historians and culture collectors, but now, in the wake of the digital age, the desire to go back and watch those shows has reached an all time high.One such example is the global popularity of the rebooted BBC show Doctor Who. As more and more Whovians are drawn to the show, the number of people who want to watch every single episode of the now 32 combined seasons has exploded. Since the show’s inception in 1963, the BBC has lost 106 episodes due to them being written over, destroyed, or just plain lost. Now, it seems that two of the episodes that were once lost have been recovered.Former TV engineer Terry Burnett had two episodes of Doctor Who in his private collection that had been assumed lost by the BBC. During a conversation with the head of heritage at Radio Times, Ralph Montagu, it was discovered that these two episodes were not in the collection at the BBC. The two episodes were part of different stories from different Doctors entirely. “Airlock”, the third episode of a four part story called “Galaxy Four”, originally aired in 1965 with the first Doctor William Hartnell. The other episode, “The Underwater Menace”, aired in 1967 and starred the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.Currently, the BBC hasn’t announced when the videos will be made available to the public of if they will be available to watch them online, but clips of the episodes can be found here.last_img read more

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Public ServiceNIB Minister Tours Grand Bahama

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister for the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle made an official visit to Grand Bahama on Wednesday.   The Minister was eyeing accommodations for government workers on Grand Bahama and also took the opportunity to greet workers at the National Insurance Board’s Freeport Office.In addition, he visited construction of the new Government Complex in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.   On his visit to NIB Minister Rolle said, “we are trying to turn the page and improve quality of service delivery to our customers.”Following his walkabout and talking with a number of staffers, he acknowledged there were problems that needed to be addressed, and that they would seek to address them.Nevertheless he felt satisfied that the NIB facility was one Bahamians could be proud of, and he was pleased at the personalized, customer service.The Minister explained his visit was not especially for staff meetings but to look at facilities and accommodations for Ministry of Public Service agencies on Grand Bahama.   He would return with the Director and Chairman for meeting purposes.   In the meantime, issues of computer system and telephone service improvement would receive attention.Overall, government workers in Grand Bahama appeared to have good facilities.Regarding his visit to the multi-million-dollar Government Complex under construction in Eight Mile Rock, Minister Rolle said it was mainly to see the progress being made to this NIB investment project.   When completed, the complex will provide needed government services outside of Freeport.Story by: Simon LewisCUSTOMER SERVICE – Minister for the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle, centre, chats with Mrs. Ruby Outten, assistant manager, Customer Service at the National Insurance Board in Freeport. The Minister has a keen desire to upgrade customer services, and services offered to senior citizens. He was on Wednesday on an official visit to Grand Bahama.  Also pictured is Dwight Grant, manager Inspectorate Department.(BIS Photo)last_img read more

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MovieMaker Magazine ranks San Diego in top 20 best large cities for

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe magazine ranked Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the best large city in both countries for filmmakers.“San Diego’s film industry is in the middle of a renaissance,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “We’re welcoming more and more filmmakers here to tell their stories and capture the vibrant and diverse cultures and geographic landmarks that make San Diego such a special place.”City officials noted that Paramount Pictures began filming “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, in San Diego last year. Vice, E! Network, Comedy Central, HBO and National Geographic also filmed in San Diego in 2018.According to the city, the film office granted 1,600 permits to film on public property in 2018.“With Mayor Faulconer’s support, we have been able to attract local, national and international filmmakers to San Diego,” said Brandy Shimabukuro, the city’s film liaison. “Film productions such as the `Top Gun’ sequel and others have bolstered our civic pride and positively impacted our local economy.” Posted: February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019 MovieMaker Magazine ranks San Diego in top 20 best large cities for filmmakers KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – MovieMaker Magazine ranked San Diego as one of the top 20 large cities for filmmakers to work and live in, city officials announced today.MovieMaker ranked San Diego 16th among the U.S. and Canada’s large metro cities and regions, noting the city’s reestablishment of its film office in 2015 and the streamlining of the film permitting process.The City’s Film Liaison Brandy Shimabukuro visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss the ranking. Updated: 1:06 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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Rodale Partners with Glam Media

first_imgThe partnership model forms the basis of Glam’s online strategy. It relies on vetted content publishers—bloggers and other, more “traditional” sources of content—to populate its women-oriented vertical channels in fashion, entertainment, family, and shopping, among others. Collectively, the channels attract 43 million monthly U.S. uniques, according to comScore, and 9.6 million for the Health channel alone.For the publisher, the deal is one born of syndication, where the content is shared with sites that provide access to a like-minded and, hopefully, statistically significant demo. It’s a strategy that has worked well for Rodale. In July, Jim Berra, SVP and GM of Rodale Interactive, told Circulation Management magazine that syndication tactics have contributed to more than 70 percent growth in monthly uniques.In this case, Rodale gets in-line and related link-backs, brand attributions and a revenue share on ads served up on Prevention or Women’s Health content pages.Going forward, Wasserman will see if the traffic will drive page views, conversions or both. “We’ll put direct marketing speak into the content in the in-line links and see what works,” she said. “If they end up driving subscriptions and sales of related products we’ll keep that going. If they’re driving lots of page views back to us we’ll optimize accordingly. With some partners we drive tons of traffic and a combination of magazine subscriptions and books, and other partners it’s just traffic.”As for audience, Prevention and Women’s Health target an18-49 year-old age bracket, broad enough to accommodate the demos that Glam provides on its health channel. “We talk to 18-49 year-olds. We know that’s a broad demo but the interest in living a healthy lifestyle has a stake in that range,” Wasserman said. “We recognized from some of the data that [Glam] gave us that there’s a huge interest amongst the Glam audience for more specific information around active healthy living content.” Rodale has become the latest major publisher to partner with online content network Glam Media. Women’s Health and Prevention will contribute branded articles, slide shows, and video to Glam’s new Health channel, which attracts 9.6 million unique visitors a month.“We started conversations with them about 8 months ago,” said Valerie Wasserman, vice president, strategic alliances at Rodale Interactive. “We talked to them about the types of content and programming experiences that they felt they would need in order to fill in some white space. The categories we will populate will be diet, fitness, nutrition and weight loss primarily.”RELATED VIDEO: Q+A with Glam’s Samir Aroralast_img read more

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Facing Cataclysmic Changes in Sector Source Media Strengthens its Bench

first_imgManoni will attend quarterly board meetings with the rest of the executive team. He is not a voting board member. Another industry observer who spoke to FOLIO: suggested that Manoni’s corporate officer designation could be intended by Source Media owner Investcorp to signal that a succession plan is being created in the event that current CEO Jim Malkin left the company. According to O’Brien, Manoni was hired by Malkin to replace the outgoing head of the banking division. “Jim Malkin has no plans to leave SourceMedia and is excited to have such a wealth of complementary talent on his executive team,” she said.Manoni himself also dismissed that interpretation. “The banking sector is working through a period of cataclysmic change, and they feel my experience will be helpful,” he said. “I’m not aware of any plans for Jim to be leaving and in fact, he enjoys a solid relationship with Investcorp and the board members with whom I’ve interacted.”Manoni is one of a handful of b-to-b executives who formed companies in the last 12 to 18 months with the intent to partner with private equity firms and create acquisition rollup platforms. But, with the M&A climate troubled, those executives have had to adjust their plans. “The reality is that that transaction market is clearly challenged,” Manoni said. “I believe for the next 15 to 18 months we may see it tighten before it improves. The credit markets are really tight and that will hamper the ability to form a platform company. But this job at Source Media is going to be an intellectually stimulating, challenging and rewarding opportunity, and that’s why I selected it, irrespective of the deal market.” Source Media, the financial-services publishing giant, last month announced it reorganized into four strategic business groups. At the same time, in an innovative restructuring, the publisher of brands like American Banker and The Bond Buyer assigned its editors to “pools,” where they are used according to the group’s need, rather than any single specific brand. Yesterday, the company named a team to head each of those divisions, including—most notably—Doug Manoni, the ex-CEO of Wicks Business Information. Manoni will lead the banking division, which includes the flagship American Banker, a suite of mortgage publications, Cards&Payments and the soon-to-be launched Paymentssource.com. His title will be executive vice president and managing director. At Wicks, Manoni competed directly with Source Media, particularly the portfolio he now leads.The other newly-named division heads are Mike Dukmejian, leading the professional services division which includes Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Employee Benefits News and Accounting Today. He recently joined Source Media from the Fortune/Money Group. Also, Rob Whitaker becomes head of the business technology and securities division, which includes DM Review, Health Data Management and Traders. Mike Stanton, meanwhile, becomes head of the capital markets division, which comprises SourceMedia’s other flagship title The Bond Buyer, and Investment Dealers’ Digest, Asset Securitization Report and Mergers & Acquisitions Journal.Interestingly, Manoni is the only one of the four who carries the designation of corporate officer. It was unclear what duties would be included in that title, or why the other division heads do not have that same status. Source Media spokesperson Anne O’Brien said this in an e-mail: “Doug’s extensive experience in acquiring and selling information businesses means that he will also be active at a corporate level, hence the descriptor in the release.”last_img read more

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Doctors Day celebrated at Care Hospitals

first_imgNampally: On the occasion of ‘Doctors Day,’ CARE Hospitals at Nampally honoured the physicians who have dedicated their professional lives to the caring of patients. Medical Superintendent at Care Hospitals Dr Sushma said that on this day, CARE Hospitals highlighted the importance of the work of physicians, the challenges they face, as well as the advocacy work done on their behalf. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us “Care Hospitals recognised the dedication and commitment of ten doctors from the twin-cities and felicitated them to acknowledge their contributions and their important role in caring for the health and well-being of our community,” she said. Medical Superintendent at Care Hospitals Dr Sushma said, “Doctors on earth are like Gods in the heaven. A special day is observed to thank them for their invaluable service to mankind. Every year, July 1 is celebrated as Doctors’ Day, which is very special for every medical practitioner.” Hospital Chief Operating Officer at Care Hospitals Satyam Dheeraj said, “The love and respect we have for our doctors, both as an institution and as individuals, is deep and heartfelt. The work they do touches our lives in a big and indelible way. Doctors’ Day provides an opportunity to recognise physicians nationwide for their tireless commitment to providing excellent patient care.” Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Doctor’s Day is observed to pay tribute to Dr BC Roy and salutes the spirit of his dedication. The red carnation was chosen as the official symbol of Doctors Day because the colour of flower is in spirit of medical profession. It represents adoration, charity, sacrifice and bravery. Praveen Kumar and Chaitanya organized the event, and doctors from different departments of the hospital also participated in making the day special for everyone.last_img read more

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Killing in broad daylight

first_imgMiscreants stab Shah Neyaj Rifat Sharif in broad daylight at College road in Barguna on Wednesday morning. Image grabbed from video.Miscreants were stabbing a young man with sharp weapons in broad daylight. The hapless youth was trying to parry the blows while the youth’s wife was also trying her best to ward-off the criminals. But her efforts went in vain as the youth soon died. This incident took place in College Road area of Barguna district on Wednesday morning.A video of this shocking incident has gone viral on the social media.The deceased, Shah Neyaj Rifat Sharif, 25, was the son of Halim Dulal from Burirchar union of Barguna sadar upazila.Witnesses said, Rifat Sharif was attacked while he was coming back from Barguna Government College where his wife Ayesha Siddika studies. Local miscreants named Noyon, Rifat and two others swooped on him at the college’s gate.Rifat Sharif was rushed to Barguna General Hospital and later shifted to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, where he was declared dead, Manjurul Islam, one of Rifat’s friend, told Prothom Alo.Rifat had enmity with Noyon over his marriage with Ayesha, he added.Rifat’s friends said that Noyon is son of some Abu Bakar Siddique of Barguna Government College hostel area. Noyon started claiming Ayesha as his former wife after Rifat married her two months ago.Noyon also hacked Ayesha’s facebook page and posted obscene content from it, they claimed.“I can’t even think how could they hack my nephew in such brutal manner…,” Rifat’s uncle Salam Sharif told Prothom Alo.Abir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Barguna police station, said they have conducted a drive to nab the killers.Barguna police and Detective Branch (DB) are jointly conducting drives to detain Noyon, he added.The OC also said Noyon was accused in a number of other cases.last_img read more

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Texas Senate Passes TwoYear Budget With Money For Property Tax Cuts —

first_img Share The Senate’s spending plan also contains a provision directing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to cut costs by $900 million. If included in the final version signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, it would mark the sixth consecutive two-year budget to order the health commission to eke out savings from its operations.Nelson said that without cost-cutting measures, the health and human services portion of the budget was “going to continue to crowd out other priorities.”“We must continue looking for ways to have more efficient use of our limited resources,” she said.Emma Platoff, Aliyya Swaby and Shannon Najmabadi contributed to this report.This piece was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  Juan Figueroa/The Texas TribuneSenate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said the state funds set aside in the budget for property tax reform “will conform to whatever solution for tax relief is agreed to this session.”The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved a two-year, $248 billion spending plan that includes $2.7 billion for a nebulous goal of property tax “relief” — but with seven weeks left in the 2019 legislative session, the upper chamber has yet to rally behind a way to spend those funds.The Senate budget also includes a $6.3 billion boost for public schools — about $4 billion of which would increase teachers’ and librarians’ annual salaries by $5,000, with $2.3 billion set aside for unspecified aid to school districts. And it orders the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to cut Medicaid expenses by nearly $1 billion, without identifying a way of doing so.“We must take action this session to provide meaningful, lasting property tax relief,” said state Sen. Jane Nelson, a Flower Mound Republican and the Senate’s lead budget writer.The $2.7 billion in state funds set aside to pay for local property tax cuts “will conform to whatever solution for tax relief is agreed to this session,” she said.The Senate passed the two-year spending plan unanimously. The vote sets the stage for negotiations between the two chambers; the House unanimously approved its own version of a spending plan last month.Both chambers approved budgets with similar price tags, and both have agreed to pump an additional $9 billion in state funds into the public education portion of the budget. But crucial differences remain between the proposals favored by House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.The House backed a plan that would would lower school district tax rates statewide by 4 cents per $100 of taxable value, enough to reduce the annual property taxes paid by the owner of a $250,000 home by about $100. Texans in higher-tax school districts would see greater tax reductions under the proposal, with relief offered to both homeowners and business owners.The Senate, meanwhile, has offered up a host of property tax proposals that remain stalled at various stages of the legislative process. A bill by state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, would increase the state’s homestead exemption, pending approval by voters. It would shave off $10,000 from a homeowner’s taxable value, reducing annual school district taxes by roughly $100, depending on local tax rates. That bill was left pending in committee.Another Bettencourt proposal would force a school district to hold an election if it seeks to increase the tax rate by more than 2.5 percent from one year to the next. That bill, whose cost is still unknown, according to state officials, has not yet been heard in committee.“There’s multiple permutations,” Bettencourt told The Texas Tribune last week, after the House passed its proposal to lower school district property tax rates as part of a massive public education overhaul. “That’s what’s called the legislative process.”While the Senate is aggressively pushing a proposal that would limit the growth of property tax revenues raised by cities and counties, it would have only minimal effects on the state budget compared with proposals that rein in school district taxes. That’s because the state shares a responsibility with local governments to pay for public schools. School district taxes make up the majority of total property tax revenues raised throughout Texas.Earlier Tuesday, Bonnen told a Lubbock talk-radio host there wasn’t much daylight between the two chambers on property taxes.“On this issue, I don’t think you’re going to see significant differential between the House and Senate,” Bonnen said. “The reality of it is we’re all pretty close on where we’re going.”Over roughly three hours, Senators touted a host of other priorities funded in their budget, including $230 million to maintain health benefits for retired teachers, $157 million to maintain graduate medical education opportunities for medical school graduates, and more than $1 billion across state agencies for cybersecurity and technological improvements.last_img read more

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