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first_imgReggae Marathon: Early-birdregistration closes July 31As the early-bird registration period to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Poland. To date, there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director for the event, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the event’s updated website, and most of the promotion of the event is being done through several social-media channels.Francis has encouraged local schools, corporate teams and individuals to register on line and take advantage of the discounted rates up to the end of this month.”At the close of the early-bird offer, the prices will increase for both local and international participants, with a further hike in the fees when purchased on site at the event,” he said. The registration site is: http://www.reggaemarathon.com.Guyana Amazon Warriors defeat T&T Red SteelPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC):A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday.Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the finals of the competition.South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel top order with a destructive four-wicket haul while Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo choked the visitors in the middle overs.Brad Hodge contributed a responsible 33 as Warriors secured victory with 18 balls remaining after restricting Red Steel to 117 for eight in 20 overs at the Providence stadium.The match signalled the end of the league stage of the 2015 CPL season with Amazon Warriors finishing second while Red Steel, who needed a win to finish as leaders with an automatic path to the finals, took third place.The Barbados Tridents have advanced straight to Sunday’s Final, while the Amazon Warriors go through to the Qualifier and the Red Steel must settle for a place in the Eliminator today against the Jamaica Tallawahs.last_img read more

PM asked to clarify on ‘military build-up’ in Mizoram

first_imgThe People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM), a corruption watchdog turned political party, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking clarification on the reported military build-up along the State’s border with Myanmar.In a letter to the Prime Minister on Monday, the PRISM said Mizoram has no disturbed area necessitating militarisation. Mizoram has six international border districts — Champhai, Serchhip, Lunglei, Siaha, Lawngtlai, and Mamit — where there is neither disturbance nor law and order problems, it pointed out. “Army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in some parts of Lawngtlai district in January. There is no official announcement made by the State or the Central government regarding their number or motive,” PRISM president Vanlalruata said.There have been reports of deployment of extra forces along Mizoram’s border with Myanmar following drive against extremist groups such as Arakan Army by that country’s military. Officials of Assam Rifles said the movement of extra troops was part of “routine exercises” along the border.last_img read more

Women’s World Boxing Championship: Mary Kom storms into final after beating Kim Hyang Mi

first_imgThe legendary MC Mary Kom remained on course for an unprecedented sixth gold after beating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi to reach the 48kg final in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Thursday.The 35-year-old five-time world champion beat her North Korean opponent in the semifinals.Mary Kom drew her strength from the vast reservoir of nearly two decades of boxing while the North Korean’s USP was her aggression and quick movement which was witnessed on Tuesday when she pummelled her South Korean opponent Chorong Bak.Also Read – Former world champion boxer Petrova reprimanded for accusing judges of corruptionAlready assured of a record seventh medal, Mary Kom is, without a doubt, one of the most successful woman pugilists in the event’s history.Mary Kom had entered the event with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a world championship medal in 2010 — a 48kg category gold.Also read – Women’s World Championships: Mary Kom and three others enter semis, assure medalsMary Kom’s team of support! @MangteC celebrates her SF win with her team of coaches (L-R: physio, coaches Chotala and Ali Qamar.) Indeed a proud moment for all of them to attain this success! #PunchMeinHainDum #AIBA #boxing pic.twitter.com/8VWHley1lYBoxing Federation (@BFI_official) November 22, 2018Before this World Championships, the Manipuri was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.advertisementThe ‘Magnificent Mary’ had already beaten Kim in their last meeting at the summit clash of the Asian Championships last year and the Manipuri veteran sounded confident of a win again.Meanwhile, there was disappointment in store for another Indian pugilist as Lovlina Borgohain settled for the bronze medal after losing her semi-final bout against Chen Nien-Chin of Taiwan in the 69gk category.Two other Indians in fray, Sonia (57kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) will turn out in their semifinals on Friday, and both were prepared for their respective bouts.(With IANS inputs)Also Watch – India start tour of Australia with four-wicket loss in first T20Ilast_img read more

Child Diversion Act to be Operationalised Soon

first_img The Child Diversion Act 2018 was enacted so that children can be diverted from the formal justice system, instead of being treated as criminals. The Ministry of Justice is now in the process of implementing the administrative infrastructure so that the Child Diversion Act can be operationalised within a couple of weeks. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate, in the House of Representatives, on May 21. Story Highlights The Ministry of Justice is now in the process of implementing the administrative infrastructure so that the Child Diversion Act can be operationalised within a couple of weeks.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate, in the House of Representatives, on May 21.The Child Diversion Act 2018 was enacted so that children can be diverted from the formal justice system, instead of being treated as criminals.“Children are brought into this world as blank slates, and it is our impressions upon them that determine the way in which they will operate in society,” Mr. Chuck said.“The Ministry of Justice is ensuring that when children are charged or find themselves committing minor offences, they are not pulled before the court at the first opportunity, but they are taken to the child diversion officer and, hopefully, we can find a way to assist those children to go on the straight and narrow path,” he added.Over the next 10 months, the Ministry will be rolling out the programme in all 14 parishes.last_img read more

Will lend our minister teachers if states want to implement happiness classes

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi government would like to spread the happiness curriculum to all the other states of India and if needed then the government would be ready to send the Education Minister along with the teachers to give primary training on the introduction of the happiness class, asserted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”I want the miracle that is happening inside Delhi’s classes, to reach every corner of the country. Many Education Ministers and Education Secretaries and Officers have come from different states today. We want to assure you that when you implement this model in your own states, you will have our wholehearted support. We will send our teachers, principals, and in fact, if you need it, we can lend you our Education Minister for a few days,” said the Chief Minister. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe added that Happiness Curriculum is not just another government scheme. It’s a feeling that 8 lakh students of Delhi government schools experience every single day. Every parent is observing this change. “I will not be here tomorrow. Perhaps even the CJI or the LG will not be here tomorrow. But it is from these lakhs of children that a future chief minister of Delhi will emerge, the future CJI and the Lt Governor will emerge. Perhaps, even the Prime Minister will emerge from among these children. The future of our nation is being built in our schools. This is true nation-building. Today, the country’s judiciary is seated inside this hall, the country’s executive is here, and so are legislators (pointing to the MLAs). Today I appeal to the judges of the country, the executives of the country and of Delhi, and the Legislature of Delhi, that we all need to come together in this festival, this effort that is building the nation,” the CM said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn the Happiness Conference, Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia also talked about how India is going down in Happiness Index. Sisodia announced that the Delhi government is working on a certificate course for those who want to start the Happiness Curriculum in different parts of the country and the world. “We feel the need for this because India’s position on the World Happiness Index has dropped from 118th to 140th. Our dream is that India should reach Number one on this list,” said the education minister.last_img read more