The Bihar Police, stung by the Supreme Court’s comment a day earlier that “all is not well” in the State, intensified its hunt on Thursday to arrest former Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma. Ms. Verma had resigned from her post in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case after it emerged that her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma, had spoken to prime accused Brajesh Thakur 17 times between January and June this year. Illegal ammunitionLater, illegal ammunition was recovered from her ancestral house in Cheria-Bariarpur, Begusarai district.After the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure at being told that Ms. Verma was “in hiding”, a local court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her on Wednesday under the Arms Act.“A local court has issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister Manju Verma in connection with the Arms Act case in which she is a co-accused with her husband Chandrashekhar Verma. The investigating officer seeking a warrant of arrest against her moved the court which, accepting the plea, ordered the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against her. Police are looking at all her possible hideouts,” said Awakash Kumar, Begusarai Superintendent of Police. The special investigation team led by Majhaul sub-divisional police officer Suryadev Kumar has been carrying out raids at the possible hideouts of Ms. Verma to arrest her, he added.Sources close to Ms. Verma told The Hindu that she might surrender in the next couple of days. Her husband had recently surrendered in a Begusarai court. read more
Pocari Sweat shook off pesky Perlas to pull off a 25-23, 25-15, 25-18 victory and nailed the third semifinal berth while Creamline took the last Final Four seat with a 25-16, 26-24, 25-17 romp over Air Force at the close of the quarterfinal round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Top seed BaliPure will thus take on No. 4 Creamline while the No. 2 Power Smashers and the third seed Lady Warriors will tangle in the other pairing of the best-of-three semifinal series starting Saturday.Winners will dispute the crown in another best-of-three affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerlas ended up fifth with a 1-2 mark and Air Force wound up sixth with a 0-3 slate.Smarting from its five-set setback to Pocari Sweat on Tuesday, Creamline overwhelmed Air Force at the net and cashed in on its rival’s sloppy reception to fashion out the straight-sets victory in the Sports Vision-organized tournament.Alyssa Valdez fired 19 hits, including 14 attack points and four service aces, while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin added 17 hits and Laura Schaudt scored three block hits for an eight-point output.Iari Yong topscored for Air Force with seven hits, Mae Antipuesto and Jocemer Tapic each scored six points while Thai reinforcement Patcharee Saengmuang struggled for five points. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ The Jet Spikers kept it close in the second set but Valdez unleashed back-to-back hits to shatter the 24-all count and make it 2-0 for Creamline on deuce points.Air Force also threatened at 11-13 in the third but Creamline took nine of the next 11 points, including five straight hits, to pull away at 22-13.Pau Soriano then scored off a block to finish off the Jet Spikers.Earlier, Army held off Instituto Estetico Manila, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23, to clinch the fourth and last semifinal berth in the men’s side.As No. 4, the Troopers will face the top-seed Air Force Jet Spikers in the semifinals.Cignal HD and Sta. Elena will dispute the other finals slot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Del Rosario pads Orchard lead to 2 strokes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments read more
Women’s sport is a hot topic at the moment, as sportswomen are finally gaining some of the attention and recognition they’ve been lacking. But Touch Football is the one team sport that’s always been played on an even field, for women and men, girls and boysKatrina Toohey is one of the queens of touch football – she played for Australia from 1986 to 1999, in 25 World Cup games and nine Tests, with a total of 34 caps. And she never tasted defeat at an Australian level.These days Katrina (nee Maher), also known as Kit, heads to NSW Junior State Cup (JSC) for the five kids she has with husband Gary Toohey. Gary also played for Australia, so that’s how the pair met. It’s no wonder their kids have inherited touch footy talent.Kit thinks that one of the great things about touch is that the women’s game has never been considered inferior to the men’s game. “I think it’s great that women’s sport is more popular now and that women have opportunities in all sorts of sports that they wouldn’t have had before, but in touch football, women have always been regarded as highly as the men,” she says.“I never felt, even back then, that women’s touch was looked down on, less well respected than men’s.“People new to the game have been surprised about how great women’s touch is to watch,” she continues. “Some people even say they prefer watching women’s touch over men’s touch, because the skill is sometimes higher due to the slightly slower nature.”Katrina and Gary’s three boys and two girls love playing touch, and she loves that it helps them gain skills. “Touch offers everything: speed, agility, ball skills, fitness, athleticism, the ability to do those crazy dives you see in rugby league.”She also loves that she gets to come to NSW Junior State Cup thanks to her kids. “Junior State Cup wasn’t around when I was a kid, but I think it’s a great opportunity for all the kids here, they get to meet and play against kids from all around,” she says.“Many of the teams you play are from country areas, places a lot of the kids have never heard of. The standard is really high, and it gives the kids a taste of that high-level competition. And also it’s nice to come away and spend time in a team atmosphere away from home. All the fun that comes with touring.” read more
Categories: Brann News,News 16Mar Rep. Brann applauds House vote on government accountability State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves.Brann, of Wyoming, supports the legislation which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“People deserve transparency to know how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent by state government,” Brann said. “At my restaurant, people can see what they are getting for their money by the description of food on the menu. This legislation will make it similar for me and my legislative colleagues, all people have to do is ask.”Brann said Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.##### read more
Technology company Volicon has launched the integrated real-time loudness monitoring capabilities of its Observer version 6.0 video monitoring and logging system to the cable market.The Observer Remote Program Monitor and MPEG Transport Stream systems offer loudness monitoring tools that help cable operators to maintain compliance with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) (ATSC A/85 RP) and the EBU (EBU P/LOUD R 128) specification by monitoring and logging the audio, video, and BS.1770-2 loudness measurements, while providing a method to export a visual affidavit to address loudness complaints, according to Volicon.
Chromecast UltraGoogle Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device.Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not currently available via Android TV devices.Sony and Warner Bros are supporting the rollout, making content available including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Most movies are available for around US$30.Google is only making HDR playback available for 4K UHD movies.Google launched Chromecast Ultra, the latest version of its popular HDMI streaming stick, in October last year, initially making 4K content from Netflix, YouTube and Vudu available via the device. The devices support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision versions of HDR.Google is the latest online video provider to support HDR. Amazon announced support for HDR10 in partnership with Samsung two years ago, while Google’s own online streaming platform YouTube announced support for HDR videos on the platform in November last year, including via HDR-enabled TVs with Chromecast Ultra. read more
“The negative and lasting impact this has on an already stressful job is leaving our NHS staff at breaking point. “Our health staff are already under immense pressures- expected to meet increased demands on limited resources, they should not have to fear their own safety at work on top of that.“More must be done to reinforce the zero-tolerance policy towards violence on our healthcare staff. “Zero tolerance must mean zero tolerance, anything less is a failing of our nurses, doctors and carers. “Their heroic work should be championed not threatened,” she added. Breslin condemns attacks on healthcare staff was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Breslin condemns attacks on healthcare staffCathy BreslinHealth TrustsMoor constituencySDLP representative ShareTweet SDLP Moor representative Cathy BreslinSDLP Moor representative Cathy Breslin has condemned attacks on Northern Ireland’s healthcare staff as ‘utterly abhorrent’ after figures released from the five health trusts revealed over 6,500 attacks on their staff in the last year alone.She said the scale of the appalling attacks on healthcare staff clear and more needed to be done to protect workers. “The magnitude of these appalling incidents of violence is clear. It has been clear for a number of years; the government (or lack thereof) have failed time and time again to protect our courageous and vital healthcare workers,” she said.“Speaking from experience as a retired nurse, those who dedicate themselves to the health service do so because they have an innate desire to provide care and improve the lives of others. “For our health workers- predominantly our nurses, to be threatened with physical and mental abuse by the people they are trying to help, is utterly abhorrent. “This type of behaviour should not be tolerated in any workplace, least of all a place which puts the care of others above all else. read more