The Gujarat High Court on Friday upheld the conviction of 19 of the 23 persons who were found guilty and convicted by the SIT (Special Investigation Team) trial court in the Ode massacre case of the 2002 riots, in which 23 persons belonging to the minority community were killed by rioters in Anand district, central Gujarat.The High Court also upheld the acquittal of 23 others by the trial court.Maintains sentencesActing on a set of appeals filed against the trial court’s order, a High Court Bench of Justices Akil Kureshi and B. N. Karia upheld the life sentence of 14 convicts, as well as the seven-year jail terms given to five others. The court also ordered the release of those who have completed their seven-year jail term.The High Court acquitted three persons — Dilip Patel, Lalji Patel and Natubhai Patel— who were earlier convicted by the trial court in 2012, while one person, Harish Patel, who was convicted earlier, died during the pendency of his appeal in the HC. All four were sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court.The brutal killings of 23 persons, including nine women and as many children of the minority community, by members of the majority community of Patidars in Ode village was one of the nine cases handed over to the SIT headed by the former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Dr. R.K. Raghavan for re-investigation.The incident occurred on March 1, 2002, when a mob gathered at Pirwali Bhagol, a minority locality, and burnt a house in which people had taken shelter fearing attacks by the rioting mob.In the High Court, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, along with the State prosecution and the victims sought death penalty for the convicts given life imprisonment and enhanced sentences to those awarded seven-year jail terms. They also sought conviction of the 23 people who were acquitted by the trial court.
An 11-year-old girl was raped and killed allegedly by a labourer in the Sahaspur area of the city, the police said on Monday.Jay Prakash Tiwari (32), a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district, allegedly lured the girl who was playing with two boys by offering her money to buy sweets on Saturday. He sent back the boys after giving them money to buy candies and made the girl stay back by offering to give her more. He raped and killed her when she began shouting for help, Sahaspur Station House Officer Narendra Rathore said, adding, the victim also belonged to a family of labourers from Madhya Pradesh. The matter came to light when the girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the police about her disappearance. During search operation, Tiwari was arrested while trying to flee, Mr. Rathore said, adding that he later confessed to the crime. He hid the girl’s body in his shanty and had plans to dispose it of later in the night, the police said.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Odisha has invited applications for recruitment at various posts. Candidates can apply latest by August 12.Post details:Total posts: 131 postsPost name: Physical education instructor: 72 postsArt education instructor: 59 postsEligibility criterion:Educational qualification:Physical education instructor: Candidates applying for this post should have completed their 10+2 with CPED/they should possess a graduate/post graduate degree in professional education. Candidates having a valid certificate issued by ‘Director of sports, Odisha’ will be preferred. Also, sports candidates above the age of 42 years with national level participation is eligible to apply.Art education instructor: Candidates applying for this post should have done Bachelors in Arts/Bachelors in Visual Arts. Candidates having BFA and BVA degree from B.K. Degree College and other government college of art and craft may be considered. Also, candidates who possess a B.Mus degree will be taken into consideration. Besides, candidates who do not possess a diploma/degree but has participated in the state-level competition can also apply.Pay Scale:Physical education instructor: Rs 100 per class (maximum 24 classes per month)Art education instructor: Rs 100 per class (maximum 24 classes per month)How to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to log in to the official website and download the application forms from there. The duly filled application forms should be printed and sent to “District Project Coordinator, RTE-SSA, Shiksha Sadan, Near Collectorate,Koaput 764020”.
After receiving the award, Ashwin said he always strove After receiving the award, Ashwin said he always strove to improve every day and would even like to bowl a full quota of maiden overs in a T20 game in the future. “The IPL gave me the opportunity to showcase my skills. I picked up off spin at 17 which was quite late, I feel, but it was first class cricket that enabled me to keep getting better,” he said.”I strive to keep better and one day I want to bowl four maiden overs in a T20 game,” he added.He also said he wants to perform well as a batsman whenever given a chance. “I would like to take it with both hands whenever given the chance,” said the off-spinner.Sharma said the number of Tests that India were to play in the coming season would help them concentrate on this traditional format.”A lot of Test cricket is coming up and preparation for one format of the game will help us,” said the classy stroke-player, who hit three centuries in ODIs in the period for which the awards were given.”The year 2015-16 has been a good year for us. As you saw we won a Test series in Sri Lanka after a long gap and we won the Test series at home against South Africa.”We did well in the World T20 Championship although we lost to the West Indies (in the semis). They deserved to be champions as they played well throughout the tournament,” Sharma said.advertisementRahane was given the special award for becoming the fifth Indian to score a century in each inning of a Test match. He did it in the Delhi Test match against South Africa. PTI SSR NRB NP PDS PDS PTP
Horse racing tips Cheltenham Share on LinkedIn Was this helpful? Show Cheltenham racecourse has received an early boost from the RSPCA as work begins on a review into the six equine fatalities that occurred during the Festival last week. David Muir, who has long served as racing consultant to the animal welfare organisation, praised the way the track was prepared and presented and said he was not seeking to apportion blame for the deaths of racehorses.“I don’t think we should be blaming Cheltenham racecourse itself because I think Simon Claisse [its clerk of the course] puts everything he knows into getting that course right for the horses,” Muir said. “In the past, everybody seems to be looking for blame. I don’t think that’s what it’s about. That’s not my game in any way. Nobody there wants to see horses die.” Support The Guardian Hide Read more Newcastle 5.35 Dubawi Fifty 6.05 Bobby K 6.40 VJ Day 7.15 Mujassam 7.45 Taifbalady (nb) 8.15 Musbaq 8.45 Zebulon (nap)Wetherby 2.00 Saucysioux 2.30 Progress Drive 3.05 Quest For Life 3.40 Dedigout 4.10 Doctor Glaz 4.45 Wig Wam Wiggle 5.15 Good Boy Bobby Tips by Chris Cook. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Quick guide Horse racing tips for Tuesday 20 March Reuse this content Horse racing Cheltenham Festival 2018 Share on Messenger Muir witnessed three of the fatalities, when Mossback and Report To Base fell and when one of Sandsend’s legs shattered while he was running between hurdles. “There was nothing we could have done about those three,” he said.“They were simply horses getting it wrong or horses with a possible pre‑existing problem, landing on a leg that fractured. Sometimes you can have a hairline that nobody knows about and then it manifests itself on the course. Even the horse might not particularly feel it but when it comes under pressure, then it goes.”Muir had left the course before the Festival’s final race, the Grand Annual on Friday, in which three horses died. He has watched footage of that and other races, compiling notes about areas of concern and possible investigation. “I’m looking at various issues I’ve seen and identified and I’ll put them to the review,” he said.These include the design of fences and hurdles, while Muir was interested to hear that Henrietta Knight, who trained Best Mate to win three Gold Cups, has already suggested a smaller field for the Grand Annual.Knight added the Grand Annual should not be the final race of the Festival, when jockeys might be particularly keen to grab their last chance of a winner. Knight would favour ending the Festival with a hurdle race, while Muir’s preference is for a ‘bumper’, a race on the flat for horses who will be jumpers in time.Muir’s overriding message was that racing insiders should bring open minds to the review, being organised by the British Horseracing Authority, and he pointed to the 2011 review of the Grand National, which resulted in significant changes. “I think there’s a lot to look at and I don’t think you’ll spoil it. People said the Grand National would be spoiled, it’s not. It’s a bloody sellout.” news Share via Email Cheltenham Festival Talking Horses: the campaign to cut FOBT stakes to £2 is far from lost Share on Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. Topics Share on Facebook
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri for Arsenal winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with Samir Nasri’s performance for victory over Arsenal.Declan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner on the day.Nasri made an encouraging Premier League debut too, lessening a headache Pellegrini had in the midfield area.“He kept with the pace [of the game] for the 65 minutes. I think he could have continued, but I didn’t want to take the risk.“He gave us what we need as a team, because in that position, with Lanzini’s injury, Yarmolenko’s injury, we needed him. I was sure that if Samir wanted to be the player he was before he would do it.”
zoom Dutch yacht builder AMELS currently has nine luxury yachts at its yard. At the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands, the six new builds and three refit projects range from 49 to 65.50 metres.AMELS CEO Rob Luijendijk commented, “Particularly during the current high level of activity at the yard – with up to 600 designers, engineers and craftsmen at work – we’re proud that each of these individual projects is on track for on-time delivery. That’s our promise to each owner. They know they can make plans for the summer and AMELS will deliver their yacht on schedule and perfectly tailored to their wishes.”After a busy winter at the yard, several yachts recently left drydock for final preparations before delivery. In addition to the three refit projects, AMELS currently has a total of 12 new build Limited Editions yachts in the 55 to 83-metre range in the engineering and build process. Of these modern superyachts, the 83-metre AMELS 272 will be the largest AMELS yacht ever.With an average growth in annual turnover of 10% since 2007, AMELS has seen its Limited Editions concept go from strength to strength, with all projects delivered on or ahead of schedule.The AMELS yard covers 100,000 m2, including fully climate-controlled covered drydocks. With direct access to the North Sea, the yard can accommodate new builds and refits for even the largest of private yachts up to 200 metres.Press Release, May 01, 2014, Image: AMELS
Kiev (Ukraine): A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country’s political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73.2 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete official results released early Monday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USPoroshenko garnered just 24.4 percent, losing to the 41-year-old comedian and actor across the country, with 85 percent of ballots counted after Sunday’s election. It was an extraordinary outcome to a campaign that started as a joke but struck a chord with voters frustrated by social injustice, corruption and a war with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine that has claimed some 13,000 lives. The star of the TV series “Servant of the People” will now take the helm of a country of 45 million people beset by challenges and having run on the vaguest of political platforms. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”I will never let you down,” Zelensky told jubilant supporters at his campaign headquarters where he was showered with glittering confetti. “I can tell all post-Soviet countries: ‘Look at us! Everything is possible!’,” he declared. The remark appeared aimed at neighbouring Russia, where Vladimir Putin has been in power for 20 years and many followed the Ukrainian election with keen interest. Congratulations poured in from Europe and beyond, with French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland’s Andrzej Duda congratulating the Ukrainian president-elect by phone. “You will now truly be the Servant of the People,” said British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Twitter, pledging London’s support. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and President of the European Council Donald Tusk said they looked forward to continuing support and cooperation. “We congratulate President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky,” the US embassy in Ukraine said on Twitter. On the streets of the capital Kiev, some Ukrainians expressed guarded optimism about their new leader. “Ukraine has passed the democracy test,” said Mykola, a 66-year-old pensioner. “I hope it will be the people and not the elite who will live better.” Exit polls showed Zelensky took 87 percent of the vote in eastern Ukraine and defeated Poroshenko even in the west, where the incumbent traditionally enjoyed strong support. Poroshenko, 53, said the results were clear and enough reason to “call my opponent and congratulate him”. “I will leave office but I want to firmly stress — I will not quit politics,” Poroshenko said in a speech at his campaign headquarters, where supporters clapped, cried and chanted “thank you” to the outgoing leader. He also appealed to the international community to help safeguard Ukraine’s pro-Western course. “We realise that the Kremlin might be enjoying the election result,” he said. Observers say Ukraine’s new leader may seek to use his outsider status to try to improve ties with Moscow. Zelensky said he wanted to “reboot” Western-brokered peace talks that have so far failed to end the conflict. Moscow said the vote result showed Ukrainians wanted “change”. From Ukrainian-speaking regions in the west of the country to Russian-speaking territories in the war-torn east, many voters said they feared uncertainty but yearned for change. “We’re tired of all the lies,” said Marta Semenyuk, 26, who cast her ballot for Zelensky in Kiev. “I think it just cannot get any worse and I hope he’ll live up to his promises,” said Larisa, an 18-year-old student from the government-held eastern port city of Mariupol. Zelensky supporters say only a fresh face can clean up Ukraine’s politics and end the separatist conflict. But others doubt the showman will be able to take on the country’s influential oligarchs, negotiate with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and stand up to Putin. “People have gone mad,” Viktoriya Olomutska, a 39-year-old Poroshenko supporter, said in Kiev. “Cinema and reality are two different things.” Poroshenko had previously mocked his rival’s lack of political experience, arguing he was unfit to be a wartime commander-in-chief, and the pair traded insults during the campaign. But on Sunday the two men were respectful, with Poroshenko offering to coach the political novice and Zelensky saying he might seek Poroshenko’s advice. The outgoing leader came to power after a 2014 pro-Western uprising ousted a Kremlin-backed regime, triggering Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. His supporters credited him with rebuilding the army and securing an Orthodox Church independent of Russia. But many feel the country’s ruling elite have forgotten the promises of the revolution.
PHOENIX — Nike announced Thursday it’s going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market.The shoemaker did not address the controversy in announcing its plans for a $184 million factory with at least 500 jobs in Goodyear.Despite his earlier criticism, Ducey welcomed Nike to Arizona on Thursday.“This is good news for Arizona and for @GoodyearAZGov,” he wrote on Twitter. “500 plus jobs. Over $184 million in capital investment. Arizona is open for business, and we welcome @Nike to our state.”Nike faced criticism last week for its decision not to sell the Nike Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revolutionary-era emblem known as the Betsy Ross flag.Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a high-profile endorsement deal with Nike, told the company the flag recalls an era when black people were enslaved and that it has been appropriated by white nationalist groups, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press last week.“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike,” Ducey wrote on Twitter. “We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”He said he’s “embarrassed for Nike,” called its decision “a shameful retreat” and ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw a grant of up to $1 million.But Nike will still get more than $2 million in tax breaks from the city of Goodyear, where Nike said it will begin work on the facility later this year and begin making soles in 2020. It will be the third U.S. manufacturing centre for Nike Air.The company, based in Beaverton, Oregon, recently expanded plants in its home state and Missouri.Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press
“This is a big day for the children who have been amongst the people at most risk during the conflict,” Ted Chaiban, UNICEF representative in Sri Lanka, said at the kick-off ceremony.The 49 children – 27 girls and 22 boys – in the cement block dormitories in the war-scarred north-eastern town of Kilnochchi were among an estimated 50,000 children affected by the war in which 64,000 people died. Two more centres were scheduled to open in Batticaloa and Trincomalee in the coming months, in the joint programme that the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE asked UNICEF to devise as part of the peace process.”But there are still cases of recruitment and it has to be understood that if the reintegration of child soldiers is to be successful, then new recruitment of children has to stop,” Mr. Chaiban said.Referring to the multimillion dollar Action Plan approved by the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE in August 2003, he added: “With the implementation of the Action Plan, we need to see an end to child soldiers in Sri Lanka.”The children will be allowed to stay for a maximum of three months, during which time staff from UNICEF and the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization will assess their needs.”This is the place where we can start to remove the soldiers and try to restore their childhood. But the real rehabilitation can only take place in the context of a family and a real home,” said Dr. Sadig Rasheed, UNICEF’s regional director for South Asia, who came in for the opening.Once the children return home, social workers from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Save the Children will work with the Government in ensuring that the youngsters catch up on missed schooling and have access to psychosocial and health care. The children and their families will also be given vocational training by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and microcredit loans by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is delighted to announce Lombard, one of the largest asset financiers in the UK, as sponsor of its Annual Dinner on 22 November at the London Hilton, Park Lane.Lombard, which was voted best asset financier by Moneyfacts in 2009, 2010 and again in 2011, provides asset finance to companies of varying profitability and size, from SMEs to large corporates.“Lombard is delighted to be supporting the SMMT Annual Dinner for the second consecutive year,” said Alexander Baldock, Managing Director, Lombard. “The transportation sector has a key role to play in the recovery of the UK economy and Lombard’s support of SMMT’s event reinforces our long association with the sector, and also our commitment to work with the industry to fund growth as the UK recovery becomes more firmly established.”Nigel Stein, SMMT’s President will deliver the keynote industry address and the winners of SMMT’s Award for Automotive Innovation 2011 and the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award will also be announced on the evening.Last year’s Dinner was attended by over 800 senior industry representatives and this year, SMMT hopes to build on that success. Earlybird tickets for this year’s event will be available until 27 May.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Eduardo Retes worked his whole life with the goal of attending university abroad. But, when his home country of Honduras fell into political unrest and the economy plummeted, his ambition seemed out of reach.Retes is one of two students to receive the inaugural International Award for Possibilities, which covers the four-year tuition cost worth nearly $90,000.“I pictured a future ahead of me and this is making it possible,” the 18-year-old said Thursday during a pro-sports style event in Market Hall. Retes, who is living in residence and is in the Business Administration Co-op program, plans to tryout for the Brock Badgers varsity baseball team.“I’m truly grateful that it was given to me. I know how the world is, there are limited opportunities for people,” Retes said. “I’m thankful to everyone at Brock who actually thought that I was the right person to take this opportunity. It’s a dream come true.”Alex Granja Jimenez, from Ecuador, said the scholarship is aptly named as it really is offering him possibilities he wouldn’t otherwise have had.“It helped me leave my country,” he said. “Without the scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to attend school out of Ecuador. It opens so much opportunities – to live abroad, meet new people and live a different lifestyle.”Granja Jimenez, who is taking the Business and Economics Co-op and plans to tryout for soccer, said the program offers everything he was looking for in a post-secondary education.“To be able to graduate and have work experience was very important for me,” he said.His mother Maria Jimenez, who was at Brock to help him settle in, said she’s proud of her son and thankful to Brock for the opportunity.We chose them to join the Brock team because we believe in their potential.“ I know this is a huge thing for his future,” she said. “For my family, it’s very important. It means a lot to us and to his school also.”Shari Sekel, Associate Director, Marketing, Recruitment and Market Development, said Retes and Granja Jimenez are Brock’s “top draft picks” and called them “intellectual athletes who best demonstrated positive contributions to their community and show potential that would be stifled without this opportunity.”“We chose them to join the Brock team because we believe in their potential,” she added.Acting President Brian Hutchings welcomed the new students and presented them with jerseys, Badger hats and an International Award for Possibilities plaque.“Upon graduation, you will be part of a very important team, of 85,000 Brock alumni here at Brock University,” he said.Sekel said the award was created with the intention of fostering positive contributions around the world by future Brock alumni.It is given to high school students from Brock’s partner schools. Typically, one award will be made available to each partner school in a year of eligibility.Retes and Granja Jimenez are the first two recipients.
TORONTO — Star athletes can’t slow Steph Curry down. But a nine-year-old fan with a bone to pick stopped the Golden State Warrior in his tracks.Riley Morrison of Napa, Calif., wrote to Curry to point out that she couldn’t buy his new Curry 5 basketball shoe because there weren’t available in the girls section of the Under Armour website. They were available for boys.“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” Riley said in a polite handwritten note. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”She wanted the shoes for her new basketball season.Riley’s father Chris Morrison posted the letter on social media, saying “Her way of attempting to make a difference. Proud of her.” He also posted Curry’s handwritten reply.The NBA star wrote he had spent the last two days talking to Under Armour to fix the problem. “Unfortunately we have listed smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website,” he wrote.“We are correcting this NOW!” he added.Curry said he would send Riley a pair of the shoes and said she would be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6 model. He also told her he had something special in the works March 8 for International Women’s Day.“And I want you to celebrate with me! More on that to come. But plan to be in Oakland that night.”Curry’s actions brought a smile to Golden State coach Steve Kerr.“I saw that. It doesn’t surprise me one bit,” Kerr said prior to Thursday night’s game against the Raptors. “Steph, as great of a player as he is, he’s an equally impressive human being — just his interaction with our fans, just people in general who he comes across.“And it’s all genuine. That’s the beauty of Steph. He understands his power. He understands the impact he can make on people’s lives. And I’m just incredibly proud of him and our other guys. I think we have a whole team full of guys like that. But Steph stands out because of the amount of attention he gets and the adoration he receives from millions of young teenage boys and girls everywhere.“Again I love the fact that Steph is aware of his impact and utilizes it for nothing but the good of other people.”The 30-year-old Curry, who missed Thursday’s game against the Raptors because of injury, has ties to Toronto.His wife Ayesha Curry was born in Toronto and his father Dell Curry played for the Raptors.___Follow @NeilMDavidson on TwitterNeil Davidson, The Canadian Press
International Mining April 2009, page 48, refers to Metplant having carried out the detailed engineering design for Red Back Mining’s Chirano plant in Ghana. Peter De Leo, Managing Director of Lycopodium Minerals points out that “it was Lycopodium who provided the full EPCM services (including commissioning) for the original Chirano project. We are also providing full EPCM services on the Chirano upgrade (currently under construction). Metplant was a sub-consultant to us, providing plant engineering and drafting support, using as its basis previous Lycopodium designs.”It was in March 2008 that Lycopodium Minerals QLD was awarded an EPCM contract for an expansion of the Chirano gold project to increase the plant throughput to 3.5 Mt/y. This award continued Lycopodium’s involvement with the development of this project, 100 km southwest of Kumasi, in Ghana, West Africa. Previous work included the feasibility study, completed in 2003, as well as EPCM services in 2005/2006 for a treatment plant which can process combinations of oxide and primary ores. This treatment plant commenced operation in October 2005 with a nameplate capacity of 2 Mt/y.In 2007, Lycopodium carried out comminution option studies which investigated an increase in plant throughput to 3.2 Mt/y.Red Back’s latest news from Chirano, announced at the end of March was an initial Inferred resource for the Paboase South and Suraw underground deposits. Based upon a 2008 first phase exploration program below the Paboase and Suraw open pits, Red Back’s consultants, Hellman and Schofield, calculated an Inferred resource at a 2g/t Au cutoff, as a first step in evaluating the economic potential of developing a second underground operation at Chirano. Paboase South contains 2.27 Mt at 3.5 g/t Au and Suraw 1.87 Mt at 4.1g/t, for a total of 490,000 oz. These underground resources are reported below the 2,248 and 2,224 m elevations, which are the base of current open pit designs. Based upon this initial resource, an in-fill drill program has commenced to better define these underground deposits and to test for additional high grade resources under the nearby Tano, Akoti and Obra open pits. The Paboase and Suraw open pit operations are located in the central part of the Chirano Mine, 1 and 3 km, respectively, from the processing plant.Commenting on the newly discovered underground resource, Richard Clark, President and CEO of the Company, stated: “We are very encouraged by the initial inferred resources under the central part of the Chirano pit complex. Infill drilling of the surface deposits at Chirano over the last three has identified the potential for other high grade underground operations, in addition to the Akwaaba Deeps discovery which is now in development. The new Paboase and Suraw underground resources clearly confirm this potential. Work will now continue at Paboase and Suraw towards establishing our second underground operation at Chirano.”
The beautiful place in Ohrid Lake in Macedonia, Struga, will continue with the long tradition of organising the International Handball Tournaments. This summer, the 43rd year in a row, “Women’s beach”, the open-air court in Struga will be the meeting place of many important handball teams and the players from Europe and Africa.Last year Struga’s open-air court was small for all those who wanted (2.000 spectators) to see fantastic final between RK Vardar and RK Metalurg, while organizers expecting that will be the case also this year.In the group A will play French Cesson Rennes, Portuguese Benfica and Egyptian champions Al Zamalek.In the group B will meet Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ, domestic vice-champion RK Zomimak Strumica and Romanian Dinamo Bucurest.Tournament will be held from August 12 till August 15. ← Previous Story Beach Handball exbition in Lausanne: Olympic sport, not…. Next Story → CSM Bucuresti appoint Zvonko Sundovski for a new coach
18,872 Views By Eoin Reynolds No Comments Apr 3rd 2019, 6:40 PM Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Murder accused Pat Quirke went around Mary Lowry’s farm ‘as if he owned the place’, court hears Mary Lowry’s son was giving evidence at the Central Criminal Court today. Patrick Quirke leaving the Central Criminal Court https://jrnl.ie/4575717 Patrick Quirke leaving the Central Criminal Court Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Share1 Tweet Email2 Short URL Wednesday 3 Apr 2019, 6:40 PM MARY LOWRY’S SON has described murder accused Pat Quirke as “in control most of the time, grumpy some of the time” and said he went around his mother’s farm “as if he kind of owned the place”.Giving evidence at the Central Criminal Court, 19-year-old Jack Lowry spoke about his mother’s relationship with Bobby Ryan and his memories of the accused.Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight. Ryan went missing on 3 June 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am.His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013. The prosecution has claimed Quirke murdered Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Lowry (52).Lowry told prosecution counsel David Humphries BL that he lived with his brothers and mother in Fawnagowan until April 2013. His father had passed away in 2007 when the witness was eight years old.Following his father’s death he remembered Quirke leasing the family farm from his mother. He knew all of Pat’s children and got on well with Alan, who died in a tragic farm accident in 2012.Lowry said Alan, who was one year younger than him, would come to Fawnagowan with his father most days and they would play together around the farm.When he was younger he got on with Quirke, he said, adding: “I have nothing against him.” He later said that Quirke was “in control most of the time, grumpy some of the time. He went around the farm as if he kind of owned the place.”He recalled going with his mother and brothers to Portugal and Spain with the Quirke family where they rented a villa with a private pool. They all got on, he said.When his mother started seeing Bobby Ryan the witness “felt weird about it” at first and used to “slag him off about being bald”. He said he thought Ryan was taking over his father’s role.He also remembered Ryan taking him and his brothers to Tramore in Waterford where he brought them on carnival rides and into the arcades. His mother and Ryan seemed happy together, he said. He added: “My mother was happy when he was around.”‘Strange’When Lowry was 11 years old Bobby Ryan bought a 1987 Toyota Corolla for the witness’s older brother Tommy so he could practice driving. This witness said he was in it when Tommy drove it but at that time he was too young to drive it himself. He didn’t drive it until he was 14 or 15 years old.The day Ryan went missing the witness remembered coming home from school and seeing his uncle Eddie, which was strange.He found out that Bobby was missing but doesn’t remember who told him. He didn’t know of the tank where Bobby Ryan’s body was found but he had previously noticed the concrete slabs that covered the top.Under cross examination, he told Lorcan Staines SC for the defence that he could not remember what happened when he spoke to gardai in 2011. He said he spoke to gardaí again in February of this year after a garda approached him to make a statement.He has no memory of Bobby Ryan calling to the house on 2 June, the day before he went missing. He said he also has no recollection of ever going to his grandmother and complaining that his mother was not home.He said he was “100 per cent sure” that the Toyota Corolla car was bought for Tommy to learn to drive and that he, Jack, did not drive it until he was older.He told Staines: “I could barely reach the pedals. I didn’t even know how to start a car at that at that age.” Staines told the witness that Tommy had previously told the trial that the car was for both of them and asked him if he wished to reconsider his evidence. He replied: “No.”Referring to the tank where Ryan’s body was found he said he knew there was concrete there because it “stood out” in the middle of the field. But he was young so he took no notice of it.‘Very upset’In re-examination, Humphries asked the witness if he remembers ever being left unminded at home and he replied that his grandmother, Rita Lowry, was always there.Humphries also today read to the court a deposition given by Rita Lowry, Jack’s 91-year-old grandmother. Lowry is also mother-in-law to Pat Quirke and Mary Lowry. In her deposition Lowry told prosecution counsel Michael Bowman SC that she had lived at Fawnagowan since 1958 and was married to John Lowry.They had four boys and four girls. Martin, Mary’s husband, was the eldest boy and became principal heir to the farm when John passed away in 1993.Martin married Mary and they built an extension to the house where they lived with their three boys before Martin passed away in 2007.Mary was “very upset,” she said, adding: “Really upset. She was grieving after it.” She remembered that Pat Quirke helped her and that his cattle started grazing the land at Fawnagowan. He would be there nearly every day, arriving around 12pm. She said Mary and Pat were great friends.Rita met Bobby Ryan only once or twice but said she wouldn’t have really known him. She was happy that Mary had met someone and she said that Bobby got on with Mary’s children.The night before Mr Ryan went missing she was out playing cards and arrived home about 11.30pm. It was a normal night, she said. She went to bed and slept soundly.The following morning was also normal – Mary Lowry dropped her into town to meet her daughter as she would every Friday. She got home about 3pm and saw Mary crying and “very, very upset”.Lowry told defence counsel Bernard Condon SC that she remembered telling gardai that Jack, her grandson, came to her one morning and said his mother wasn’t home. A short time later Mary drove in.Prosecution counsel Michael Bowman SC told the jury of six men and six women that the prosecution evidence is likely to finish tomorrow and the case will formally close on Friday morning. Ms Justice Eileen Creedon presides. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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