PICTURE SPECIAL – WIN UP TO €10,000 AT THE CAVERN KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgAbove is a selection of images from those who performed at The Cavern Bar Karaoke Championships on Wednesday night. There was a huge crowd in attendance at the Karaoke night, and with those battling for a coveted place at the World Karaoke Championships in Sweden, competition is intense.Add in the fact you can win €10,000 ensures it’s a great night for all to enjoy. If you haven’t secured a tickets for the big match, then make sure you get down to The Cavern on Sunday and watch the match on the big screens.With drink promotions available throughout the day, there’s no better place to watch the match than The Cavern Bar.PICTURE SPECIAL – WIN UP TO €10,000 AT THE CAVERN KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: SWILLY ROVERS AND KILDRUM TIGERS PROGRESS IN KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 28.04.134 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueCockhill Celtic 0 0 Finn Harps Reserves Knockalla Caravans Cup quarter-finalsDrumkeen Utd. 2 4 Swilly Rovers (aet)Kildrum Tigers 1 0 Derry City Res.Fanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers (playing Monday) ReportsUlster Senior LeaguePremier DivisionCockhill Celtic FC – 0Finn Harps FC Res – 0 Played in blustery conditions with the occasional rain shower it was Finn Harps, the visitors to the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds, who looked the happier off the two sides at the final whistle. Indeed the men from the ‘Twin Towns’ could have snatched it late on, when Michael Doherty threatened to steal a win that they, if honest, never looked like winning.Cockhill, the home side, had the lions share off possession throughout the game and had numerous chances to go in front; striker Aiden O’Donnell had a difficult chance on 8 minutes but his lob went harmlessly wide after a neat pass from Jimmy Bradley. Finn Harps wide man Gary Merritt had a good run down the right wing on 11minutes but his ball went straight across the six yard line with no Harps jersey in sight. Harps suffered a blow on 19 minutes when the injured Stephen O’Donnell was replaced by Cathal McDaid. Cockhills skipper Liam O’Donnell then headed wide another chance from 6 yards after a Gerry Gill corner on 31minutes; two minutes later the home side produced the move off the game that resulted in a low left foot drive from Gerry Gill only to be denied by Harps keeper Michael Lynch who produced a great save with his left leg. Former Harps keeper Gavin Cullen then misjudged a Harps corner on 40 minutes which clipped the crossbar before going wideCockhill were themselves forced into a change on 48 minutes when Garbhain Friel replaced the injured Gerard McLaughlin. Cockhills Paul McKinney had a shot, from a tight angle, saved by Lynch on 57 minutes with the loose ball eventually cleared by the alert Aaron O’Hagan. Lynch was forced into another smart save after Gill found space to shot from the edge of the area. The game started to become stretched and more open as we entered the final quarter; Harps substitute Cathal McDaid was unlucky with a scooped effort on 68 minutes as he spotted Cullen off his line but as the keeper raced back the ball cleared the bar. Harps had another scare on 70 minutes when Gill raced onto a long clearance by Cullen to shot goal wards; Gills effort was too much for Lynch with the keeper lucky to have the covering Josh Mailey clear the danger as the ball headed for the net. Cockhills big goal chance came on 73 minutes when Aiden O’Donnell got on the end off a low cross from the right only to rush his effort when unmarked and blaze over from 6 yards. As the game entered the final 15 minutes Harps Michael Doherty came to life with some neat passages off play and on 81 minutes Doherty picked the ball up wide on the left cut inside two tackles before getting into the box past another tired tackle and hitting a powerful effort that keeper Cullen parried at full stretch to his right for a corner that came to no avail. In the final action of note and with little over 5 minutes remaining Cockhill substitute Derek Doherty produced a good cross from the right but Mailer again cleared the danger with Friel ready to pounce.Knockalla Caravans Cup Drumkeen Utd 2Swilly Rovers 4Drumkeen went into lead after 10 minutes when a corner from Brendan Bonner was knocked out to Luke O Farrell who shot home from 10yds. Some slack marking in the home defence when a through ball by Laurence Toland found the home rearguard sleeping and Ronan Curtis ran through to shoot home from 12 yds to level for the visitors. A Brendan Bonner free kick put the home 2-1 up when he shot into the bottom corner from 25yds to leave it 2-1 at half time to the home side. Drumkeen had plenty of chances to put the game out of sight but could not score from close in on at least three occasions. Drumkeen were to rue their missed chances with three minutes remaining when Keith Hegarty scored for Swilly to send the game into extra time. Swilly went into the lead for the first time when Michael Mc Hugh scored before Drumkeen had a chance to draw level but missed a penalty. The veteran Mc Hugh scored a second to put Swilly into the semi final. Ref: John CollFixtures – Sunday, May 5th at 2pmDonegal News League CupGroup AFinn Harps Res. v Fanad Utd.Kildrum Tigers v Bonagee Utd.Group BDerry City Res. v Swilly RoversLetterkenny Rovers v Cockhill CelticULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: SWILLY ROVERS AND KILDRUM TIGERS PROGRESS IN KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP was last modified: April 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: SWILLY ROVERS AND KILDRUM TIGERS PROGRESS IN KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUPlast_img read more

Absa, E Cape govt partner on housing

first_img28 September 2010The Eastern Cape government has entered into a partnership with Absa to improve access to affordable housing in the province, particularly targeting middle-income earners who do not qualify for low-cost housing but cannot afford expensive bonds either.Eastern Cape Human Settlements MEC Nombulelo Mabandla and Absa Development Company (Absa DevCo) signed the co-operation partnership agreement on Monday.The projected housing units will be available for lease or purchase, targeting families with a combined monthly income of not more than R15 498, as well as those who have no income.Identifying projects, developing proposalsAs part of the agreement, Absa will identify projects and develop proposals for the department’s approval.The housing will be built throughout the province, particularly in rural areas, in a mixed mode of rental and home ownership, with the aim of integrating communities into sustainable human settlements, the department said.The agreement is expected to be of particular benefit to middle-income earners who do not qualify for low-cost housing but cannot afford expensive bonds either.“We want to maximise the impact of private and public sector resources to accelerate the delivery of tenure, with good quality services and housing, on well located land with convenient access to transport options, jobs and other economic opportunities,” Mabandla said.Thornhill housing projectThe provincial government already has a successful partnership with Absa DevCo at the Thornhill housing project outside Port Alfred, where the bank has been appointed as the implementing agent to build 5 000 homes.Mabandla said the government needed the participation of the private sector to provide decent, affordable housing in the country, adding that the department was looking forward to working with other financial institutions on similar projects.“The provision of decent homes must not only be responsibility of government alone,” she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

10 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ to a Family Caregiver

first_imgWhat are other ways to say “thank you” to a family caregiver? Let us know in the comments! This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November 4, 2016. November is Family Caregiver Appreciation month. In appreciation of all family caregivers we would like to share with you 10 ways you can show your appreciation.center_img 1. Ask if there is something specific you can do for the caregiver. Often when we ask a caregiver, “What can I do to help you?,” there are so many things that come to mind. If you make a request to help with a specific task, the caregiver may be more likely to accept your help, without adding additional stress. Examples of specific tasks that you can ask caregivers to help them with might include: picking up dry cleaning, getting the car washed, clean house or fixing a meal.2. Raise awareness within your community.Unless you personally know a family caregiver; caregiving in general may not always cross your mind. You can raise awareness about family caregivers within your community by working with your city council or county commissioners to get them to issue a local proclamation to honor and recognizing caregivers in the community, similar to the national Presidential Proclamation.3. Shorten the caregiver ‘to-do’ list.Family caregivers can get bogged down trying to keep up with everything around the house while also caring for their loved one. Take something off of their ‘to-do’ list. Mow the lawn, shovel snow, or go to the grocery store. If you are not near enough to do this yourself, hire a service to help out on a regular basis.4. Offer compassion by spending quality one-on-one time with the caregiver.Many family caregivers can become isolated from friends and family while caring for their loved one. Be available to the caregiver and make sure they understand that you are there as a support system. Talk to them, let them vent their frustrations, worries and fears, while offering compassion and understanding.5. Send a little ‘Thank You.’Send the caregiver a little token of your appreciation. For example, you could show you care by sending a hand-written thank you note, flowers, a gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop or spa. The item of gratitude doesn’t have to be big to be meaningful.6. Bring the ‘get away’ to the caregiver.Sometimes caregivers need to get away for their own health, but may not feel comfortable leaving their loved ones. Bring the “get away” to them. Pick up a meal from the caregiver’s favorite restaurant. Rent a new movie they would like to watch and bring snacks for a movie night.7. Offer to take the caregiver’s children to different events.For many caregivers, they are not only responsible for their loved one, but other members of their family, such as children or aging parents. Offer to take their children to soccer practice, birthday parties or school events. If they are caring for aging family members, offer to take their loved one to doctor appointments.8. Prepare freezer meals for the caregiver. Make dinner an easier task for the family caregiver by preparing freezer meals with instructions on how to reheat. Be sure to talk to the family caregiver before putting these meals together to ensure that the meals are meeting dietary restrictions and are something that they will actually eat. Consider making the freezer meals small enough to fit in their freezer and appropriate serving sizes for their family.9. Offer to stay with the care-recipient.Although there are respite services available to family caregivers, often times caregivers are weary to have someone they are not familiar with care for their loved one. Offer to stay with the care-recipient so that the caregiver can have a night off or a weekend away.10. Stay in touch.The simplest way to say thank you to a family caregiver is to actually say “thank you” and to stay in touch with them. Check in regularly and see how things are going.last_img read more

Day, Noren need another day to decide winner at Torrey

first_imgIt was the third playoff in three weeks on the PGA Tour, all of them lasting at least four holes. And while it was entertaining, thousands of fans weren’t around to see it. They left after Woods finished his round. In only his second PGA Tour event since August 2015, Woods closed with a 72 and tied for 23rd, seven shots out of the lead.Woods said it was a mostly positive week, and it was hard to argue considering he was returning from his fourth back surgery. He at least was closer to the fairway in the final round, but hit only three fairways for the third straight day.“I got a lot out of my rounds,” Woods said. “The short game wasn’t something I was worried about. I knew what I could, what I’ve been doing at home. That wasn’t going to be an issue. It was going to be, ‘Can I shoot low scores?’ I didn’t, but I grinded out some good rounds.”The final hour of the tournament was a big grind.Day, Noren, Palmer and J.B. Holmes — the latter three in the final group — were tied for the lead with six holes to go.Day twice missed the green with a short iron in his hand, and one of those shots led to bogey. He didn’t make a birdie on the back nine in regulation. Noren appeared to have the steadiest game until he pulled his tee shot into the hazard on the 14th hole and did well to escape with bogey. Noren also made a pair of 7-foot par putts to stay in a share of the lead, and then he missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation.Palmer, trying to win for the first time in eight years, made consecutive bogeys from the bunker on No. 14 and short of the 15th green. He came up big on the 72nd hole with a wedge to 2 feet to get into the playoff.Holmes effectively fell out of the hunt when he missed the 15th green with a wedge and took bogey, and then missed a 4-foot par putt on the 16th hole. He needed an eagle on the final hole, and took some 4 minutes trying to decide on which club to hit. He finally, curiously, decided to lay up and try to make his 3 by holing a sand wedge. He laid up in the rough and didn’t come close to holing the shot.Noren went next and hit his fairway metal over the green, into the tunnel below the TV tower and out the other side. He took his relief, and smartly played away from the flag to keep it from running by the hole and possibly down the slope into the water, though he missed the putt.The Sony Open took six holes before Patton Kizzire won. The CareerBuilder Challenge went four holes before Jon Rahm prevailed. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Both players had a good chance to end it — Noren from 12 feet on the 18th in regulation, Day from 12 feet on the third playoff hole at the par-3 16th.“It’s so important over every shot, and maybe not as much as stroke play, you know, you can play safe sometimes and you can play aggressive here,” Noren said. “Here, you need to play aggressive to finish it out.”Ryan Palmer began the playoff with them at 10-under 278. He was eliminated with a par on the 18th on the first extra hole.Day closed with a 2-under 70. Palmer hit wedge to 2 feet for birdie for a 72 to get into the playoff. Noren, who had a one-shot lead at the start of the final round, closed with a 73.By then, Tiger Woods was long gone.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Alex Noren was 5 feet away from extending the playoff Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, a putt he could easily have missed except that the Swede could rely on experience. He had a similar putt in regulation and knew it broke off to the right.Day and Noren went at it for 77 holes at Torrey Pines, and after five sudden-death playoff holes, it still wasn’t enough to crown a winner. They matched birdies in the dark on the par-5 18th, and then had no choice but to return Monday morning to decide the longest playoff in the 67-year history of the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We both played some pretty good golf, especially down 18 going back and forth, back and forth, which is good entertainment for the fans,” Day said. “It’s good to be back in the action, good to be back where I’m at right now. But I’ve got to get some rest.”Day has gone 20 months since his last victory. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rahm had a chance to reach No. 1 in the world with a repeat victory at Torrey Pines. He was two shots out of the lead until going into the water and making double bogey on the 18th hole of the third round. On Sunday, the 23-year-old Spaniard fell back early and never recovered. He closed with a 77.Day’s last victory was in May 2016 at The Players Championship when he was No. 1 in the world.“I’ll play all day tomorrow if I need to get the win,” Day said.Noren is a nine-time winner on the European Tour who is No. 19 in the world, trying to make his mark in America. He already has left quite an impression. James narrowly misses triple-double, Cavs beat Pistonscenter_img Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — Jason Day watched the flight of his wedge for as long as he could and had to listen to the crowd to realize he nailed it.“I can’t see,” he said to his caddie.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Take charge of Games Village preparations: PMO to Delhi govt

first_imgUpset with the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC), the prime minister’s office (PMO) on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to take charge of Games Village preparations. This comes hours after Commonwealth Games Federation CEO Mike Hooper showed displeasure over the state of Games Village just a couple of days before the participating athletes were to arrive. The central government has asked the state government to fix the problems and make it Games-ready. Union Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekar told Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit to supervise Games Village preparations and made the Delhi government in-charge of its preparations. Earlier in the day, criticising preparations at the Games Village, Hooper said, “We are disappointed with the condition we find ourselves in. We came to know about this when we paid a visit. Cleanliness and hygiene are great concerns. Electricity and plumbing problems, if any, too need to be addressed. The Village is filthy. One can’t occupy the rooms. There is building dust and rubble and the toilets are not working.” Even New Zealand’s CWG chef de mission Dave Currie had raised an alarm suggesting that the Games be called off. “If the Village is not ready and the athletes can’t come, obviously the implications of that are that it’s not going to happen. In the timeframe that is left, unless there is tremendous effort and energy and problem-solving ability to get it done, I think it’s going to be extremely hard to get across the line,” Currie said.last_img read more

PBA: San Miguel dumps Meralco for back to back wins

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO, Philippines – Displaying razor-sharp form for the second straight game, four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer scored a thorough 105-93 thumping of Meralco Friday night in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.The Beermen peeled away from a tight first quarter with timely outside hits and the inside dominance of June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger as San Miguel climbed up in the standings at 2-1 while dealing the Bolts the second loss in three games.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ONE: Elias Mahmoudi, Hiroaki Suzuki pull off wins in Muay Thai Super Series Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Marcio Lassiter hit five triples on the way to 25 points, with Fajardo and Arwind Santos completing double-doubles with a combined 32 points and 21 rebounds.There were only three players in twin digits for the Bolts, who were led by the 13 points of John Pinto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Virat Kohli is the best player in the world in all 3 formats: Virender Sehwag

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday lauded Virat Kohli for his amazing run-scoring feats and declared him the best cricketer in the world in all three formats.Kohli scored yet another hundred, his 20th in Test cricket, in the ongoing third match against Sri Lanka on Day 1 to take India to 371/4 at stumps after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Kohli remained unbeaten on 156 with Rohit Sharma at the other end.”Flawless innings, every player should learn from him. He slowed down after his hundred so he can come back on day 2 and score a double hundred. Kohli is the best player in the world across 3 formats,” Sehwag said on air after the day’s play.Co-commentator and former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra went one step further and backed the Indian captain to score a triple century in this match.”Kohli can even score 300 the way he is batting,” Nehrji said.150 runs off 178 balls for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/DhNn9NcQ8y- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017Kohli reached the three-figure mark with a single off off-spinner Dilruwan Perera as India reached 264/2 in the 62nd over in the second session. Opener Murali Vijay also slammed a hundred, his 11th in this format, and shared a 283-run stand with Kohli before falling on 155 late in the final session.The 29-year-old surpassed the great Sachin Tendulkar (107) to become the second fastest Indian batsman to score 20 hundreds in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar heads the list having reached the milestone in just 93 innings while Kohli got there in his 105th innings.advertisementOverall, Kohli is placed in fifth place behind Don Bradman (55), Gavaskar (93), Matthew Hayden (95) and Steve Smith (99).He is also the quickest to complete 52 international centuries across formats, achieving the feat in his 350th innings to beat South African Hashim Amla’s record of 378 innings.The run machine continues. Three consecutive 100s for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/sevr4oLuid- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017He also went past 3000 Test runs as captain. He is the third Indian skipper after MS Dhoni and Gavaskar to achieve the feat.Kohli also went past 5000 Test runs in the same match today to become the fourth-quickest Indian to achieve the feat in his 105th innings.Before the start of the third Test, Kohli needed just 25 runs to achieve the feat and he got there with a splendid cover drive off Suranga Lakmal which went for a boundary.last_img read more

Explained: The MS Dhoni-Amrapali connection

first_imgCricketer and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is seeing his and his wife Sakshi Dhoni’s names being dragged into the controversy surrounding the troubled real estate developer Amrapali Group.The Amrapali Group has been accused of committing fraud by siphoning money paid by tens of thousands of home buyers and of cheating by not completing housing projects for which the developer had accepted payments.The Supreme Court, which accused the Amrapali Group of committing a “first degree crime”, has ordered a probe against the company’s top management and has asked the government-owned National Buildings Construction Corporation to take over and complete Amrapali’s unfinished housing projects.MS Dhoni has found himself getting embroiled in this controversy, with an audit report submitted in the Supreme Court alleging that companies linked to the cricketer and his wife Sakshi Dhoni were among those used by Amrapali to illegally divert the funds. The allegations have been denied.HOW DID MS DHONI GET INVOLVED WITH AMRAPALI?Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s involvement with the Amrapali Group began with him coming on board as a brand ambassador for the real estate company.MS Dhoni was the brand ambassador of the Amrapali Group for six to seven years, during which period he shot advertisements for the real estate developer.Dhoni found himself in the eye of a storm in 2016 after aggrieved residents of an Amrapali project in Uttar Pradesh started tagging the cricketer on social media. Residents of Noida’s Amrapali Saphhire called on Dhoni to disassociate himself from the real estate group or get it to complete its pending projects.advertisementFollowing the social media controversy, MS Dhoni quit as brand ambassador of the Amrapali Group.WHEN MS DHONI SUED AMRAPALILast year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni sued the Amrapali Group for unpaid dues. The suit was filed, first in the Delhi High Court and then the Supreme Court, on his behalf by Rhiti Sports Management.Rhiti Sports Management is a sports marketing and management company in which MS Dhoni has major stakes. He is also managed by Rhiti Sports.In its suit against Amrapali, Rhiti Sports claimed that the real estate developer had failed to pay Dhoni around Rs 150 crore that was owed to him as payment for his services as a brand ambassador.SO HOW IS DHONI INVOLVED?According to an audit report submitted in the Supreme Court, MS Dhoni is involved in the Amrapali controversy through Rhiti Sports.The audit report claims that between 2009 and 2015, the Amrapali Group paid a total of Rs 42.22 crore to Rhiti Sports. Of this sum, Rs 6.52 crore was paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers.The audit report says that Amrapali Group and Rhiti Sports got into several agreements during this period. However, the audit report says, these were “sham” agreements that had “just been made for payment of amounts to Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited”.The audit report contends that the Rs 6.52 crore paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers to Rhiti Sports actually belonged to home buyers and so, was illegally diverted.HOW IS SAKSHI DHONI INVOLVED?The same audit report that talks about the dealings between Rhiti Sports and the Amrapali Group, says MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni was a director in Amrapali Mahi Developers.The audit report says that the auditors were verbally told Amrapali Mahi Developers was incorporated for the development of a project in Ranchi and that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also entered between the parties.However, the audit report says, the MoU was never given to the auditors.WHAT DOES RHITI SPORTS HAVE TO SAY?Rhiti Sports, for its part, has said that the observations made in the audit report are “bereft of proper information or relevant document”.The talent company said that the payments received by it were valid payments for services provided by the company. “The question of siphoning funds does not arise because Rhiti provided all professional services as per the agreement,” the company said in a statement.Rhiti Sports also said that it had all relevant documents to establish a “clean image” and to show that the observations made in the audit report are “incorrect”.WHAT NEXT FOR AMRAPALI?As the real estate developer, the Amrapali Group is now doomed. The Supreme Court, in its scathing and landmark order earlier this week, cancelled the group’s registration under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) [Rera] Act.The court has also ordered a probe into the Amrapali Group’s top management as well as the chartered accountant who oversaw the company’s accounts.The Supreme Court also ousted Amrapali from its prime properties in the National Capital Region and directed the state-run National Buildings Construction Corporation to take over all of Amrapali’s pending housing projects and complete them in a time-bound manner.advertisementThe Supreme Court’s Amrapali ruling is a landmark verdict that will have far-reaching consequences in all cases involved embattled real estate developers such as Unitech and Jaypee.READ | ICC chief Manohar got contentious payment from AmrapaliREAD | Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni deployed in Kashmir Valley as part of Victor ForceWATCH | SC relief to homebuyers as it asks NBCC to take over Amarpali projectslast_img read more

Senate panel advances Noble bill to revoke medical licenses for sexually assaulting

first_img Categories: News,Noble News State Rep. Jeff Noble today announced the Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved his legislation to pull the state medical licenses for doctors convicted of sexually abusing a patient under the guise of a medical procedure – in Michigan or any other state.“It’s simply abhorrent when a licensed professional takes advantage of their position to sexually assault anyone,” said Noble, of Northville. “A health care professional has the responsibility to protect us and help us feel better, not violate our trust and induce a lifetime of trauma. Anyone who does that, in Michigan or across this nation, should be stopped cold to protect all patients.”Noble’s plan requires a conviction under partner legislation that provides stronger criminal penalties for health care professionals who engage in sexual contact or penetration under the guise of a medical treatment. Current Michigan law does not require a doctor who is convicted of such sexual misconduct to have his or her medical license revoked, with suspensions or fines among possible penalties.Noble’s House Bill 5789 joined a landmark bipartisan package approved Wednesday and advancing to the Senate. The plan was developed in response to the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.“Not all doctors are Larry Nassar, but anyone who commits similar crimes should no longer be allowed to practice as a licensed doctor,” Noble said. “Medical professionals, educators, students, several private and public organizations and even survivors of Nassar’s crimes all spoke before a House committee and agreed that Michigan must improve its protections against sexual assault. This is one part of making that a reality.”##### 07Jun Senate panel advances Noble bill to revoke medical licenses for sexually assaulting patientslast_img read more