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first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Cities contact sheet (508KB)» Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: The LochloganShopping Centre andwaterfront in the citycentre. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: The LochloganShopping Centre andwaterfront in the citycentre. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: Road signageon Nelson Mandela Drive,the main road throughBloemfontein, showing theway to the city centre, thecity’s international airport,the Lesotho capital ofMaseru, and the FreeState town of Boshof. Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: A couple walk downhistorical Donkin Street. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: The harbour area. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: The harbour area. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCITIES 8: {loadposition cities}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Musician Nitin Sawhney Among UK Indians Named For Royal Honours

first_imgProminent British Indian musician Nitin Sawhney is among several doctors, educationists and professionals named in the New Year Honours List released on Friday night, reflecting the achievements of ‘extraordinary’ members of the Indian community in the UK.They will receive royal honours (such as MBE, OBE, CBE) in investiture ceremonies throughout 2019 from members of the family at the Buckingham Palace and other locations. The list “recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people”, official sources said. Related Itemslast_img

Athlete accused of rape humiliated by leaked MMS

first_imgNaked on a bed with the camera zooming in on her genitals. Over 20,000 search queries have cropped up on Google in a day for the 29-second clip of Asian Games relay gold medallist Pinki Pramanik undergoing a gender test on July 2. On June 29, a district court in,Naked on a bed with the camera zooming in on her genitals. Over 20,000 search queries have cropped up on Google in a day for the 29-second clip of Asian Games relay gold medallist Pinki Pramanik undergoing a gender test on July 2. On June 29, a district court in Barasat rejected her bail application and directed submission of Pinki’s chromosome for a test in Hyderabad or Bangalore. Once hailed as ‘Purulia’s Pride’ for her sporting achievements and campaign against social evils, the 27-year-old relay runner now sits inside Kolkata’s Dum Dum Jail awaiting the court’s judgment on charges of rape and gender falsification.”When the courts have not yet given the verdict, how can individuals condemn her? Pinki was a simple girl. I have seen her since her school days. Sports was her life. This entire ordeal has been a nightmare for her parents and a tragedy for the young girl. The law guarantees people a level of respect which has been disregarded,” says former Purulia MLA Nishikanta Mehta of Forward Bloc.Pinki was arrested on June 14 for allegedly raping her roommate Anamika Acharya. They lived together at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Hostel in Kolkata. Assumed to be a man by the police, Pramanik has not been allowed to avail of a woman’s cell and women police escorts. She was forced to undergo non-consensual gender tests on June 14 and subjected to abusive handling by male policemen. The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) has directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the alleged ‘inhuman torture’ of Pinki. “A complaint has been submitted alleging inhuman torture both in jail and police custody,” WBHRC Chairman Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly said in a letter to the three departments on July 3.advertisementDr Laila Das, who has been the scientific officer of sports medicine at SAI, Kolkata, for 23 years, says the issue needs to be handled with care. “No doctor or hospital can conduct such a test without the consent of the patient. Second, to broadcast a person undergoing any sort of testing should be a punishable offence. And last, one must remember that we are dealing with a human being,” says Das.While tests for general fitness and health are performed regularly, gender testing is not part of the medical agenda at the sports authority. “Gender is usually determined through chromosome and hormonal tests. It is an extremely sensitive and confidential procedure. You are questioning someone’s identity and sense of self,” explains Tamal Kanti Ghosh, medical supervisor at SSKM Hospital, where Pramanik was tested.Pramanik comes from a tribal family based in the village of Tilakdi, 400 km from Kolkata. Despite the public humiliation, Pinki’s neighbours swear by her character. “Everyone in this area has a lot of respect for her and her family. We are poor people. We don’t understand many medical terms and legal procedures. I can imagine how confused her parents must be. She was known to be a girl from birth. How is any of this her fault?” says Shridharan Tutu, 45, a labourer from Tilakdi.The star athlete has had a rocky career with previous allegations of illegal gun possession and minor cases of theft during her stay at the SAI Hostel, Kolkata, in 2004. All previous charges-one for gun possession and two charges of theft-were eventually dropped. But the present scandal threatens to tarnish her sporting career beyond repair.A similar case of footballer Bandana Pal had come up in 1999. Pal, who played for the West Bengal’s women’s football team, was found to be a man. The issue came to light when Pal was not included in the team for the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. No formal charges were ever pressed against her. After six months of public humiliation and outcry, she gave up her career and reportedly fled to Nepal.The treatment meted out to Pramanik has attracted criticism from the sporting fraternity as well. “It’s a shame. I feel sad for Pinki who has earned laurels for the country. It’s a case of sexual harassment,” says two-time Olympian Saraswati Saha-Dey, who won the 200m gold at the Busan Asian Games. “She may be accused of a particular crime, but why is she being subjected to this harassment?” asks Arjuna awardee Shanti Mullick.Is there a viable solution? “As far as medical controversies go, what we need is a transparent tracking system. From the day an athlete joins, a unique identification number should be generated. A complete age, sex, health and background check-up should be registered on the number. Regular tests should also be conducted. This will deter any sort of foul play and will also spare candidates from scandals at a later stage in life,” says Subrata Dutta, vice-president, Indian Football Association. To have reached the pinnacle of your career and have it jeopardised is painful, he says. Ask Pinki Pramanik.advertisementlast_img read more

Rahul Johri presents his case in sexual harassment allegations before probe panel

first_imgBCCI CEO Rahul Johri, on Tuesday, presented his case in front of the three-member probe panel, appointed by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), in the allegations of sexual harassment against him.The allegations of sexual misconduct came in the wake of the MeToo movement in India, which put BCCI in a tricky spot.Apart from Johri, it is learnt that two of the alleged victims also deposed in the case even though the dates of their appearance in front of the panel could not be confirmed.On Monday, Committee of Administrators (CoA) members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry and IPL petitioner Aditya Verma had also deposed before the three-member panel.”Yes, Rahul appeared before the panel in person. Since two of the alleged victims have already deposed along with CoA members and one of the principal office-bearer [treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary], only the CEO was left,” a senior BCCI official told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity.READ – Ganguly blasts CoA over its handling of sexual harassment allegation against Johri”One of the alleged victims deposed before the panel via Skype. The other was the latest complainant. However, I won’t be able to confirm whether she appeared in person or deposed via video conferencing,” the official said.It is still not clear if the probe panel comprising of Allahabad High Court judge (Retd) Rakesh Sharma, former Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Singh and lawyer activist Veena Gowda will seek more time for investigation. The panel is to submit its report to the CoA on November 15.advertisementAlso read – Former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangdi offers to testify against BCCI CEO Rahul JohriThe allegations against Johri surfaced when an author, Harnidh Kaur, shared an incident involving an unnamed person, who claimed to be Johri’s colleague during his stint at the Discovery Channel.Johri has worked in various positions with the Discovery channel from 2001 to 2016 before taking over as the BCCI CEO.Believed to be in his late 40s, he became the first CEO of the cricket body after its administrative structure underwent a revamp owing to the Lodha Committee recommendations.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

WEEKEND FALSE ALERTS SENT TO PLYMOUTH COUNTY RESIDENTS

first_imgOver the weekend the company behind the wireless alert system for Plymouth and other Iowa counties issued false warnings.Plymouth County Emergency Management Services Director, Duane Walhoff says many people received a text message, or email that said Plymouth County had a “Fire Warning,” followed up by a “Blizzard Warning.”Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FALSE1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….was not deactivated. ;18Walhoff says the weather conditions over the weekend were favorable, and would not warrant such warning alerts.He received numerous phone calls inquiring about the false warning alerts.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FALSE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………radio stations. :14Walhoff says multiple Iowa counties received the false alerts Saturday including as many as 4000 Plymouth County residents.He says the problem has now been resolved.last_img read more

Barca confirm Rabiot interest but no deal agreed

first_imgBarcelona have denied reaching an agreement to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and dismissed allegations of impropriety in their transfer dealings.The La Liga champions have been extensively linked with a move for Rabiot, whose contract at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of this season. However, Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus are also among the teams credited with an interest in the France international, who can start discussing a summer move with other clubs as of January.The 23-year-old withdrew from talks over an extension and has not started for the runaway Ligue 1 leaders since December 5, although head coach Thomas Tuchel insists that is a footballing decision . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? PSG sporting director Antero Henrique claimed Rabiot “misled” the club over his intentions to re-sign and accused Barcelona of not following transfer rules , alleging a pre-contract agreement had been sought with the player outside of the permitted window in the final six months of a contract.La Liga champions Barca have released a statement in response, confirming they twice made contact with PSG over Rabiot but denying any further arrangement have been sought or agreed.”FC Barcelona wish to address stories published in France regarding the signing of players from Paris Saint Germain, and make clear that they have not breached any rule in this regard,” the statement read.”The only contact made was during the month of August and one week ago. In both cases, this contact was made with PSG’s sporting management to show FC Barcelona’s interest in the player Adrien Rabiot.”FC Barcelona have always wanted to work with the utmost transparency in their dealings with PSG and with any other club.”FC Barcelona refute the existence of any type of agreement with PSG player Adrien Rabiot.”Earlier this month, Rabiot’s mother, who also acts as his agent, confirmed he is in his final few months at PSG, saying his decision to leave the club is “firm and definitive” .”The current situation has completely deteriorated, there is no going back now,” she told RTL. Rabiot has made 227 appearances for PSG since his debut in 2012, scoring 24 goals in that time.last_img read more

Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris lose Cricket South Africa contracts

first_img Reuters Cape TownMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 17:07 IST Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris have not received CSA contract renewals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa have not renewed the contracts of Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris MorrisTahir will be 40 by the time 2019 World Cup is played, while Morris has fallen down ODIDuminy has recently battled a shoulder injury and sat out the last five monthsCricket South Africa have not renewed the contracts of frontline spinner Imran Tahir, and all-rounders JP Duminy and Chris Morris, for the 2019/20 season, the union announced on Friday.Tahir and Duminy are expected to be part of South Africa’s World Cup squad in England starting in May, but that could well be their swansongs after being overlooked for central contracts.Pakistan-born Tahir will be 40 by the time the tournament is played, but remains a key part of the South African set-up and is regarded as one of the most effective spinners in limited-overs cricket.Duminy has recently battled a shoulder injury and sat out the last five months, but returns to domestic action on Friday as he makes a bid for a World Cup place.Morris has been inconsistent of late and has been overtaken by Andile Phehlukwayo and Wiaan Mulder for an all-rounder berth in the ODI squad.Batsman Hashim Amla, 35, has been retained despite poor form, which suggests he will play a role in the tours away to India in October 2019 and March 2020, the 2019/20 home series against England and the home limited overs fixtures against Australia scheduled for March next year.Batsmen Reeza Hendricks and Theunis de Bruyn have been added to the list of contracted players.Contracted players: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.Also Read | Balance between bat and ball is legitimate grounds for concern in ODIs: Michael AthertonadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Imran TahirFollow JP DuminyFollow Chris MorrisFollow Cricket South AfricaFollow contractsFollow CSA Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris lose Cricket South Africa contractsImran Tahir and JP Duminy are expected to be part of South Africa’s World Cup squad in England but did not get their contracts renewed by the country’s cricket boardadvertisementlast_img read more

Dominican Republic an Important Market – JAMPRO Head

first_imgStory Highlights The Dominican Republic is an important target market for Jamaica. President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Dianne Edwards, says the Dominican Republic is an important target market for Jamaica.Ms. Edwards, who was addressing a press briefing on September 23, on the early outcomes of JAMPRO’s first ever trade mission to the Dominican Republic between September 10 and 14, said the agency’s clear intention is to develop this market and to facilitate direct buyer engagements for Jamaican exporters.“The Dominican Republic is an important target market for us not only because of its size and geographic proximity to Jamaica, but also because we need to break new ground, find new opportunities to think outside the box and look at new markets and opportunities,” she said.She assured members of the private sector that JAMPRO was taking a long-term interest in the Spanish speaking country, which has an estimated population of 10 million, which is five times the Jamaican market, and can provide the gateway to a further 10 million persons in neighbouring Haiti, with which it shares a border.“What we are interested in doing is a deep dive into new markets. We are not interested in going broad brush into a whole series of markets. What we want to do is to really build a partnership with the Dominican Republic, so it is not just that we have been there one time and done with that. What we are going to be doing is continuing to research the new opportunities that the market offers us and take new companies to that market because it is a huge market, a huge opportunity,” the JAMPRO head said.She further noted that the Dominican Republic can be a bridge for Jamaican exporters into new markets as it is closer to the Hispanic Caribbean and Spain than Jamaica.In 2012, Jamaica imported US$48 million worth of goods from the Dominican Republic, while exporting approximately US$540,000. The JAMPRO in highlighting the figures, pointed to the need to bridge the trade deficit.The trade mission to the Dominican Republic was executed in partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA), Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Dominican Republic Embassy in Jamaica, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, among others.One of the aims of the mission was to gain greater knowledge and understanding of a market that has remained largely unexplored by Jamaica despite the CARICOM-DR free trade agreement.It included two business fora, site visits, meetings with government and private sector agencies, while individual companies participated in business meetings.The mission was hailed a success by all who attended with several firms returning home with commitments from businesses in the Dominican Republic. JAMPRO’s clear intention is to develop this market and to facilitate direct buyer engagements for Jamaican exporters. The Dominican Republic can be a bridge for Jamaican exporters into new markets.last_img read more

Sembcorp Buys Remaining Stake in PPL Shipyard

first_imgzoom Singapore-based global marine and offshore engineering company Sembcorp Marine has completed the acquisition of the remaining 15% equity stake in its compatriot PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd (PPLS).Earlier in August, the company entered into a sale and purchase agreement with PPL Holdings Pte Ltd and E-Interface Holdings Limited to buy the remaining 15% in the issued and fully paid-up share capital of the shipyard for an aggregate cash consideration of USD 115 million.PPL Shipyard is mostly focused on designing, constructing, repairing and improving of oil rigs, ships and other ocean-going vessels.Following the acquisition, it becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.In 2003, Sembcorp Marine increased its stake in PPLS to 85% and also agreed on the terms for the sale by PPLH and EIHL of their balance 15% shares in PPLS, wherein the selling price was based primarily on the net tangible assets of PPLS at the point of sale.last_img read more