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Pink Chaddis Campaign

first_imgWomen in India outraged by attacks by Hindu fundamentalists against couples celebrating Valentine’s Day came up with a novel strategy to shame their tormentors this February. The newly formed Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women organized a Pink Chaddis Campaign, shipping thousands of pink underwear to Pramod Mutalik, head of Sri Ram Sena (Army of Lord Ram) on Valentine’s Day.Hindi fundamentalists groups, such as the Ram Sena, beat up couples in bars and public parks  Related Itemslast_img read more

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India’s Supreme Court Cracks Down on Social Media-fueled Lynchings

first_imgIndia’s Supreme Court ordered the government to pass a new anti-lynching law and to stop the spread of Internet rumors after dozens of people were killed in a string of violent mob attacks fueled largely by social media.In recent weeks, violent lynchings sparked by rumors of child-kidnapping gangs or organ-harvesting rings have claimed more than two dozen lives. The rumors have spread mainly on the messaging platform WhatsApp, which has more than 200 million users in India, the platform’s biggest market.On Tuesday, a panel led by the chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, instructed Parliament to pass a new “special law” that would instill fear in would-be attackers. The panel also demanded that police take steps to further investigate and curb the dissemination of “irresponsible and explosive” messages and videos that could incite mob violence and lynchings. The court blamed rising intolerance and circulation of “fake news” for the spate of recent killings.“Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land,” Misra wrote, adding that the recurring pattern of violence “cannot be allowed to become the new normal.”In the most recent incident, a mob on Friday set upon four men who were on a pleasure trip through the southern state of Karnataka, convinced that they were child kidnappers. The men managed to escape, but WhatsApp messages warning of kidnappers in a red car triggered a chase and attack that killed one of the men, a software engineer named Mohammed Azam Ahmed, police said. Police eventually arrested several of the attackers, including the administrator of the WhatsApp group that had spread false warnings.The company – based in Menlo Park, California, and owned by Facebook – has initiated new controls in recent weeks, including labeling forwarded messages. But it says it is hamstrung from monitoring content further because the platform’s messages are encrypted. In recent days, WhatsApp has also run full-page ads in newspapers in India, listing 10 ways to “fight false information.” Among the recommendations: “Question information that upsets you.”India has been grappling with rising lynch-mob incidents since 2015, when a Muslim man was killed in a village outside New Delhi because his Hindu neighbors had become convinced he was in possession of beef. Slaughter of cows is illegal in many parts of India, because the majority Hindu religion believes that cows are sacred, and much of the vigilante violence until this year was done in the guise of so-called “cow protection.”Petitioners in the Supreme Court case Tuesday had initially complained about the cow-related violence, asking the court to help curb violent vigilante groups. But Misra expanded the ruling to cover other lynchings as well.One of the petitioners, activist Tehseen Poonawala, told reporters after the court hearing that he was pleased with the “strict” judgment. “We hope this becomes a reality,” he added.But Harsh Mander, director of the Center for Equity Studies in New Delhi, who spent several weeks meeting with lynching victims in recent months, said a new law will do little to combat the problem. Rather, he alleged, lynching has become an epidemic because of the “cynical encouragement of hate attacks by the country’s ruling establishment,” reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party.“These are ultimately matters not of the design of law, but of normalizing hate in the polity and society,” Mander said.Earlier this month, one of the government’s most well-regarded junior ministers, Jayant Sinha, a Harvard-trained MBA now at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, caused a furor when he met with seven men who had been convicted of murder for their role in a lynching in the eastern state of Jharkhand and celebrated their release from jail on bail pending a retrial. Sinha, who said he believes the men were innocent bystanders, later expressed “regret” over the meeting.(c) 2018, The Washington Post Related Itemslast_img read more

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Indian Govt Plans to Ease Visa Norms for Foreign Faculty for IITs

first_imgThe Indian human resource development (HRD) ministry is working on easing visa procedures for foreign faculty members in coordination with the ministries of home and external affairs so that they can teach at the various Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).Last week, the IIT directors met President Ram Nath Kovind over the issue, since he holds the position of Visitor for the IITs in the country, the Economic Times reported. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was present at the meeting during which directors of various IITs shared their concerns over clearances required for visas for work and for attending scientific conferences at the institutes.“The delay in getting the visas acts as an irritant for prospective faculty members,” an IIT director was quoted as saying by the Economic Times. Many of the foreign faculty are hired to work for government-funded colleges for only three months. Though the IITs have been thinking of filling 20-30 per cent faculty positions with foreign teachers, the visa procedure has been a deterrent.Javadekar is going to be working on hiring more OCI individuals. While there has been opposition from the government in hiring them for government jobs, the IITs have said that they are autonomous.The IITs are working hard to hire foreign faculty since it would put them at a better position in world university rankings, thereby helping them go international. Interaction with foreign faculty with PhDs has helped students get more research focused. The IITs can hire faculty with foreign passports, including Overseas Citizens of India (OCI).The premier education institutes have been fighting hard since the government of India declared that they will be enabling 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence (IOE) in an effort to make them reach among the top 100 educational institutions in the world. The government has received applications from 100 universities. .The selected 20 institutions will be named as “Institutions of Eminence,” and will have greater autonomy to admit foreign students up to 30 per cent of admitted students; to recruit foreign faculty up to 25 per cent of faculty strength; to offer online courses up to 20 per cent of its programs; and to enter into academic collaboration with institutions ranked among the top 500 in the world without the permission of UGC. They will also be free to fix and charge fees from foreign students without restriction; and have flexibility of course structure in terms of number of credit hours and years to take a degree, and fixing of curriculum and syllabus, the HRD ministry had stated in December 2017.The government is also mulling over easing visa norms for foreign students, who take up only 1 per cent IIT seats currently. Related Itemsforeign faculty Indian institutesforeign faculty visaindian institute of technologylast_img read more

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Blindian Project: Celebrating Indian-Black Relationships

first_imgAfter facing immense resistance for their marriage from their families, Ugandan-Indian couple Jonah Batambuze and Swetha created a hashtag called #BlindianProject to collate stories of mixed marriages and relationships to give them a normal hue.Born in Chicago to Ugandan immigrant parents, Jonah grew up as an American. Swetha, who was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, was raised in the UK. They both met in Ireland in 2001, and got married in 2007 in the UK. They now live in Peterborough with their two children.Jonah was in disbelief over how his wife’s family reacted when they found out she was dating a black man, according to the Times of India. “Everyone was crying, like there was a death in the family,” he said.His own experience and the incidents of racism against Africans in India prompted Jonah to create the hashtag. “While the media has covered incidents of violence, they haven’t done much to inspire critical thinking around racism against Africans in India,” said Jonah to TOI. “It forced me to reflect on how trailblazing our unions are.”Thirteen couples have so far participated in the #BlindianProject hashtag.While Latha had comparatively liberal parents, she was  not allowed to date certain races and ethnic groups because of perpetuated stereotypes. Adrian– being a Jewish of African-American descent- was a “double whammy”, Latha confesses.2. Love sees no color, no borders.3. Food unites us all!4. A perfect family moment.5. A blissful holiday capture from a global family6. Putting the mangalsutra on my wife was the moment I have been waiting for since October 7th 2014 ” says Styves Estanus, a stuntman who married an Indian woman.7.  Do you see a difference in their joy?8. The father son duo enjoy game day together9. 10 years strong, and many more.10. Two engineers met, and rest was history11. Love has no language.12. Destroying stereotypes, one smile at a time13. Young love, ready to take on the world14. A marriage to celebrate historic dayJonah hopes that he sees more “Blindian” couples participate and share their stories — especially from India. “I want to generate a conversation and not just say, ‘A mob beat up an African. Okay, see you tomorrow’,” Jonah added. Related Itemsbiracial marriagesbiracial relationshipsBlindianProjectJonah Batambuzemixed marriagesmulti-racial familieslast_img read more

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I Learnt Leadership Values on Cricket Pitch, Nadella Tells Kumble

first_imgFor Satya Nadella, the leadership values he learnt while playing cricket in India helped him compete vigorously in the face of uncertainty — putting the team first and bringing out the best in everybody — during his 25-year career at Microsoft.On a smog-hit afternoon as he shared the stage with veteran cricketer Anil Kumble in New Delhi on Nov. 7 during a discussion on his book Hit Refresh, Nadella said you certainly need to have empathy in life to succeed.“Microsoft’s core business is about meeting the unmet and unarticulated needs of the customers. There is no way we can succeed in life if we don’t have empathy. I have come to realize that empathy needs to be developed and it is not a destination,” Nadella told the audience.The birth of his child Zain — who was born in 1996 after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy — was an event that changed his life forever.It was then when Nadella learnt about the value of empathy from his wife and decided to focus on improving Zain’s life instead of delving upon how this was going to affect him on the personal level. Afterwards, Nadella kept hitting refresh on his emotions and outlook towards life.“If you take Microsoft, we are in existence for 43 years. I have been associated with the company for 25 years now and every five years, we face an existential threat. But we are still here. That means we are doing something right to stay at that level, to continue to question status quo,” Nadella noted.For Kumble, India’s 1983 World Cup victory served as an inspiration for the people in the country.“For the Indian cricket, the 1983 World Cup win was a ‘Hit Refresh’ moment that inspired millions,” Kumble said.“For me, the ‘Hit Refresh’ moment came in 2001 during the Test series against Australia at the home turf and I could not take part owing to injury. We lost the first match but then I thought we shouldn’t lose the confidence and that confidence led us to win the series 2-1,” he added.When Kumble asked Nadella about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), the Microsoft CEO replied that three key technologies would lead to a massive shift soon.“The three technologies are Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. The man-machine interface — from graphics to touchscreen and now speech — has made technology more natural and intuitive,” Nadella told Kumble.They also discussed the positive impact of intelligent technologies on cricket and how these will redefine the game for players as well as viewers. — (IANS) Related ItemsIndian Microsoft CEOSatya NadellaSatya Nadella Anil KumbleSatya Nadella bookSatya Nadella cerebral palsySatya Nadella cricketSatya Nadella Hit RefreshSatya Nadella son Zainlast_img read more

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Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Annual Al Smith Dinner

first_imgNikki Haley joked about President Donald Trump’s braggadocio in his U.N. speech last month. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Native American tribe as Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Trump’s Cabinet, she added, “It is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed.”For about 17 minutes Thursday night in the New York Hilton ballroom, Haley, Trump’s soon-to-be-leaving ambassador to the United Nations, tried her hand at one-liners before a crowd of 700 guests at the annual Al Smith charity dinner, a high-powered event of the political and Roman Catholic elite hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.It was a sort of let-loose opportunity for Haley, 46, a Republican star who is widely thought to have presidential ambitions — although she has dismissed the idea of running against Trump, with whom she appears to have a good relationship.Still, it remains unclear precisely why Haley is leaving her U.N. post after less than two years, and her monologue did nothing to provide answers.But she joked about it. Having breakfast with Dolan a few weeks ago to prepare for her speech, she told the crowd, “I asked, ‘Was there anything I could do to really boost attendance?’ And he said, ‘Why don’t you resign as U.N. ambassador?’”Haley said the president also called her with some advice.“Just brag about my accomplishments,” she quoted him as recommending. “It really killed at the U.N., I’ve got to tell you.”Haley is the daughter of immigrants from India, who grew up in the South and became South Carolina’s first female governor and first minority governor. She had a little fun with that, too.When the president first learned of her Indian heritage, she said, “He asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren,” the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who may challenge Trump in 2020. He has ridiculed Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry.Haley was introduced as guest speaker by the dinner’s master of ceremonies, comedian Jim Gaffigan, who said, “It’s amazing how Nikki Haley has exited this administration with such dignity.”Seated at the three-tiered dais in the Hilton ballroom, Haley and her husband, Michael, were surrounded by powerful figures in New York government, finance, media, real estate and philanthropy. They included Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Wall Street financier Stephen Schwarzman, and television journalists Maria Bartiromo of Fox News and Jeff Glor of CBS News.The keynote address by Haley was the first high-profile New York appearance she has made outside the United Nations since she announced little more than a week ago that she was resigning the ambassador’s post at year’s end.Her notice, which took many White House officials by surprise, immediately stirred recurrent speculation that Haley might run for office again and possibly even challenge Trump. But Haley emphatically denied such a prospect when she appeared with the president at the White House on Oct. 9 to formally announce her resignation.On the contrary, Haley said she intended to campaign for Trump’s re-election. And Trump said he hoped she would return to work for him.Despite her assurances of fealty to the president, Haley’s departure from the administration will enable her to distance herself from any setbacks that may be suffered by the Republicans in the November midterm elections, less than three weeks away.Coming into the job with little diplomatic experience, Haley has nonetheless been something of a foreign policy star in the Trump administration and one of its few prominent women. She has been seen as a steady voice in the midst of White House turnover and dysfunction.The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, as it is formally known, has evolved into a prominent political showcase over its seven decades.It has been punctuated by keynote addresses from luminaries that have included presidents, presidential candidates and diplomatic and cultural figures including Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, John F. Kennedy and Bob Hope.The speakers have often served up self-deprecating jokes, coupled with messages of morality and the charitable work of the foundation, which this year raised nearly $4 million.c.2018 New York Times News Service Related Itemslast_img read more

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PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP volleyball: Ateneo wins 2nd straight, sends UE to 0-4 start 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Elizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly-formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Import Darlene Ramdin paced the Life Savers with 19 points. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kranda poured in a game-high 21 points, 17 off thunderous kills, while Manabat and Wendel added 14 and 11 points, respectively.“The players were still jittery, but I’m happy because we won and it’s a good start for us this tournament,” said Abella, who replaced Serbian mentor Moro Branislav at the helm, on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBranislav, who steered Foton to a Grand Prix title in 2016, is now calling the shots for Cocolife Asset Managers.An off-the-block spike by Wendel put the Tornadoes up, 23-20, in the fourth set before Manabat and Kranda clinched the victory with back-to-back hits. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Epilepsy or seizures- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesFocal seizure – discharge; Jacksonian seizure – discharge; Seizure – partial (focal) – discharge; TLE – discharge; Seizure – temporal lobe – discharge; Seizure – tonic-clonic – discharge; Seizure – grand mal – discharge; Grand mal seizure – discharge; Seizure – generalized – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou have Epilepsy. People with epilepsy can have seizures. A seizure is a sudden brief change in the electrical and chemical activity in your brain. The doctor gave you a physical and neurological examination and did some tests to find out the cause of your seizures.What to Expect at HomeYour doctor sent you home with some medicines to help you avoid having more seizures if there was reason to think you were at continued risk of seizures. After you get home, your doctor may still need to change the dose of your seizure drugs or add new medicines. This may be because your seizures are not controlled, or you are having side effects.Activity and LifestyleYou should get plenty of sleep and try to keep as regular a schedule as possible. Try to avoid too much stress.Make sure your home is safe to help prevent injuries if a seizure takes place:Keep your bathroom and bedroom doors unlocked. Keep these doors from being blocked.Take showers only. Do not take baths because of the risk of drowning during a seizure.When cooking, turn pot and pan handles toward the back of the stove.Fill your plate or bowl near the stove instead of taking all of the food to the table.Replace all glass doors either with safety glass or plastic.Most people with seizures can have a very active lifestyle. Plan ahead for the possible dangers of a certain activity. Avoid any activity where loss of consciousness would be dangerous until it is clear that seizures are unlikely to occur.advertisementSome safe activities include jogging, aerobics, cross-country skiing, dancing, tennis, golf, hiking, and bowling. Games and playing in gym class or on the playground are generally okay.There should always be a lifeguard or buddy present when you go swimming.Wear a helmet during bike riding, skiing, and other similar activities.Ask your doctor about participation in contact sports.Avoid activities where having a seizure would put you or someone else in danger.Wear a medical alert or ID bracelet. Tell family members, friends, and the people you work with about your seizure disorder.Driving your own car is generally safe and legal once the seizures are controlled. State laws vary. You can get information about your state laws from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Find out more at the Epilepsy Foundation.Seizure MedicinesNever stop taking any seizure medicines without talking with your doctor. Do not stop taking your seizure drugs just because your seizures have stopped.Tips for taking your seizure medicines:Do not skip a dose.Get your refills as soon as you can before you run out.Keep seizure medicines in a safe place, away from children.Store medicines in a dry place, in the bottle that they came in. Throw away all old bottles.If you miss a dose:Take it as soon as you remember.If it is within a few hours of your next dose, skip the dose that you forgot and take your next dose. It is OK to take it a little early. After that, go back to the schedule. Do not take a double dose.If you miss more than one dose, talk with your doctor or nurse. Since mistakes are unavoidable and you may miss several doses at some point, it may be useful to have this discussion ahead of time rather than when it happens.Drinking Alcohol or doing illegal drugs can cause seizures.Do not take your seizure drugs when you drink alcohol.Using alcohol or illegal drugs will change the way your seizure medicines work in your body.If you drink alcohol, drink small amounts, and do not drink too often.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when you need to be tested for blood levels of your seizure drug. Seizure drugs have side effects. If you started taking a new drug recently, or your doctor changed the dose of your seizure drug, these side effects may go away. Always ask your doctor about the side effects you may have and how to manage them.For women during childbearing years:If you are planning on becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about your seizure medicines beforehand.If you get pregnant while taking seizure medicines, talk to your doctor right away.Never stop taking your seizure medicines without talking to your doctor first.How to Respond to a SeizureadvertisementOnce a seizure starts, there is no way to stop it. Family members and caregivers can only help make sure you are safe from further injury. They can also call for help, if needed.When a seizure starts, family members or caregivers should try to keep you from falling. They should help you to the ground, in a safe area. They should clear the area of furniture or other sharp objects. Caregivers should also:Cushion your head.Loosen tight clothing, especially around your neck.Turn you on your side. If vomiting occurs, turning you on your side helps make sure you do not inhale vomit into your lungs.Stay with you until you recover, or professional medical help arrives. Meanwhile, caregivers should monitor your pulse and rate of breathing (vital signs).Things your friends and family members should not do:DO NOT restrain (try to hold down) the person.DO NOT place anything between the persons teeth during a seizure (including your fingers).DO NOT move the person unless they are in danger or near something hazardous.DO NOT try to make the person stop convulsing. They have no control over the seizure and are not aware of what is happening at the time.DO NOT give the person anything by mouth until the convulsions have stopped and the person is fully awake and alert.DO NOT start CPR unless the seizure has clearly stopped and the person is not breathing or has no pulse.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor if you have:Seizures more often, or when they have been controlled for a long periodSide effects from medicationsUnusual behavior that was not present beforeWeakness, problems with seeing, or balance problems that are newCall 911 if:This is the first time the person has had a seizure.A seizure lasts more than 2 to 5 minutes.The person does not wake up or have normal behavior after a seizure.Another seizure starts before the person has returned to awareness after a previous seizure.The person had a seizure in water.The person is pregnant, injured, or has diabetes.The person does not have a medical ID bracelet (instructions explaining what to do).There is anything different about this seizure compared to the persons usual seizures.References Harden CL, Pennell PB, Koppel BS, Hovinga CA, Gidal B, Meador KJ, et al. Practice parameter update: management issues for women with epilepsy–focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): vitamin K, folic acid, blood levels, and breastfeeding: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society. Neurology. 2009 Jul14;73(2):142-9. Epub 2009 Apr 27.French JA, Pedley TA. Clinical practice. Initial management of epilepsy. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(2):166-76.Trescher WH, Lesser RP. The epilepsies. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2008:chap 71.advertisementReview Date:9/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. 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Gaurav assures India of medal at World Championship

first_img(EDS: Adding quotes and more details) By Poonam Mehra Hamburg, Aug 29 (PTI) Wildcard entrant Gaurav Bidhuri today became only the fourth Indian boxer ever to secure himself a medal in the World Championships after he defeated Tunisias Bilel Mhamdi to enter the semifinals of the mega- event here. Gaurav prevailed in a split decision in the bantamweight (56kg) quarterfinal contest to make the last-four stage, becoming the second from the country to do so in his debut world championship. The only other Indian to have achieved the feat was Vikas Krishan, in the 2011 edition. “It is so so surreal. I was a wildcard entry and now I am a medallist. Everything has happened so quickly for me, my brain will take some time to process all this,” Gaurav told PTI after his triumph. Besides Vikas, Vijender Singh (2009) and Shiva Thapa (2015) have been the countrys only other medallists at the marquee event of the sport. But they have all settled for bronze medals and it remains to be seen if Gaurav can better them on that. “I am going to create bigger history now by winning a better medal than bronze. I have been dealing with a back problem for the last eight months, (but) somehow kept going and finally I have been rewarded, it is just so overwhelming right now,” said the boxer, who will face American Duke Ragan in the semifinals after tomorrows rest day. But there was slight disappointment as well for the contingent when Amit Phangal (49kg), another impressive debutant in the event, bowed out in the quarterfinal stage. The Asian Championships bronze-medallist went down to Olympic champion and second seed Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in an unanimous verdict, ending what has been a fine campaign for the 21-year-old. Gaurav, who has been battling a back niggle for the last eight months, took the ring next for India and was on the offensive from the word go. He had his opponent on the ropes on more than one occasion with his combination punches and also left him with a cut on his forehead in the opening round. It went from bad to worse for Mhamdi after he ended up getting a warning for failing to keep his head up in the second round. The Tunisian, despite his bloodied face, upped the ante in the final three minutes and delivered some good right hooks but Gaurav had done enough by then to seal the issue in his favour. It has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for Gaurav, who hadnt even qualified for the tournament to start with. Ousted in the Asian Championships quarterfinal stage, Gaurav had also gone on to lose the box-off for a world championship spot. It was a stroke of good luck that he ended up being handed the wildcard that was originally meant for Bhutan. The Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) gave the lucky entry to Gaurav after Bhutan declined the offer. The 24-year-old was with the rest of the Indian team on a training-cum-competition trip to France and Czech Republic when he got the news and could hardly believe his luck at that time. Today, he was expectedly overwhelmed at how his fortunes took a turn for the best in a matter of few weeks. The Delhi-boxer went on to win a gold medal at the Czech tourney but was still a long way off from being considered a top medal contender at the world meet. The spotlight was firmly on the likes of Shiva, Vikas and Manoj Kumar — the more accomplished and experienced trio. However, their ouster for varied reasons brought him into focus, especially after the pre-quarterfinal win over Ukraines Mykola Butsenko, a two-time European Championships silver-medallist and 2013 world championship bronze-winner. PTI PM AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Tramal Ivy Trolls OU Fans with Hilarious Picture

first_imgDefensive end commitment Tramal Ivy has yet to sign his national letter of intent with Oklahoma State, but he’s already gained a pretty solid grasp of the natural dislike of the other team in Oklahoma. He posted this picture to his twitter on Monday:https://twitter.com/Allthewayivy25/status/666395232599019520Ahhh, he’s going to fit right in.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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19 days agoSouthgate reluctant to fast-track Man City midfielder Foden

first_imgSouthgate reluctant to fast-track Man City midfielder Fodenby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate is reluctant to fast-track Phil Foden.Manchester City teenager Foden remains with the U21s due to a lack of first-team football at club level.“I’d probably try to calm Phil’s situation because there’s a lot of expectation around him,” explained Southgate.“I think that’s a huge pressure for a young player potentially. At the moment a lot of his name has been forged with our junior team. That’s how he appeared on the scene and we’re really happy with his progress.“His mentality playing with the Under 21s in the last match was great. He needs those matches. He needs that stamina and that game time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Rabiot reveals Juve talks & leaves Man Utd door open

first_imgParis Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot has admitted to having held talks with Juventus, while the door has been left open for a potential move to Manchester United.As things stand, the France international midfielder is due to be available on a free transfer in the summer having refused to commit to fresh terms with the Ligue 1 champions.That has led to him being frozen out at the Parc des Princes, with no appearances made since December 11, 2018. 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? Rabiot is, however, a proven performer at the highest level and boasts the potential for future development at just 24 years of age.He remains an attractive proposition to leading sides across Europe and has seen various landing spots mooted.It could be that his next move takes him to Italy or England, with Serie A champions Juve and Manchester United being heavily linked with formal approaches.Rabiot has told Corriere dello Sport of his current situation: “I’ve spoken with Juventus, it’s a great club where everyone would like to play.”I like Italy so much, it’s wonderful here. A demanding season awaits me. At Juventus? Juve watched me and we talked about it, but I can’t say anything.”Manchester United? It’s the same as last year, I have to decide. I’m on vacation for now. Soon you will know.”Adrien Rabiot Thomas Monconduit PSG Amiens Ligue 1 20102018Rabiot has seen a switch to Old Trafford talked up for some time.Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in taking him to English football.The two Premier League rivals may, however, have to move fast if they have any hope of putting an agreement in place.Juventus hold obvious appeal to any player as the dominant force in the Italian game.They have already acquired Wales international Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal to bolster their midfield options, but are seemingly in the market for more players of Rabiot’s ability.He has a big decision to make this summer after seeing his career stall in Paris.Rabiot, who took in a brief spell at Manchester City’s academy system while in his teens, has been with PSG since 2010 and taken in 227 competitive appearances for the club.last_img read more

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This New Jim Harbaugh Stat Is Pretty Embarrassing

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan football team rebounded from a tough Week 1 loss to Notre Dame with a dominant Week 2 performance.The Wolverines, led by some encouraging strong play from quarterback Shea Patterson, 49-3, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday.Michigan improved to 1-1 on the season. The Wolverines are now ranked No. 20 in the latest AP Poll.Still, Harbaugh remains somewhat of a punching bag for much of the college football fan base.A pretty embarrassing (albeit trivial) new Jim Harbaugh stat has been making the rounds on social media.Herm Edwards now has as many wins over Michigan State as Jim Harbaugh does— Connor Tapp (@ConnorTapp247) September 9, 2018Welp, it’s true.Herm Edwards’ Arizona State team upset No. 15 Michigan State at home on Saturday night. Harbaugh’s Wolverines have beaten the rival Spartans just once during his tenure.Maybe that’ll change this year, though.last_img read more

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Nikhat Zareen reaches finals of Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament

first_img Next Nikhat Zareen reaches finals of Thailand Open International Boxing TournamentAshish Kumar (75kg), Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) were the other three men to make the gold medal bouts.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 20:45 IST Zareen will take on 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Chang Yuan on Saturday. (HIGHLIGHTSZareen will take on 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Chang Yuan on SaturdayAsian silver-winner Deepak Singh (49kg) led a four-strong Indian men’s charge into the summit clashesAshish Kumar (75kg), Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) were the other three men to make the gold medal boutsFormer junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg), who on Friday became the lone woman boxer to make the finals of the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok, said the strategy in the summit clash would be to not allow her opponent play her natural game.”My strategy will be not to allow her to play her own game in which is feels comfortable,” Zareen told IANS from Bangkok.Zareen will take on 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Chang Yuan on Saturday.I am really excited for the finals. To beat the best you need to give your best..So I’m going to give my best,” Zareen said.The tournament has been very good. In every fight, I have given my best and I’m sure in the finals also I’m not going to give less than that,” she added.Meanwhile, Asian silver-winner Deepak Singh (49kg) led a four-strong Indian men’s charge into the summit clashes.Ashish Kumar (75kg), Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) were the other three men to make the gold medal bouts.Nikhat took on Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong. She edged past the local 4-1.Also See:For 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Thailand International BoxingFollow Nikhat Zareenlast_img read more

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A timeline of key events in the SNCLavalin political controversy

first_imgOTTAWA — A chronology of key developments in the SNC-Lavalin controversy, according to public documents, reports and testimony to the House of Commons justice committee:Feb. 19, 2015 – The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin over business dealings in Libya. SNC-Lavalin says the charges are without merit.March 27, 2018 – The Liberals table a budget bill allowing for “remediation agreements,” plea-bargain-like deals for corporations to avoid criminal proceedings by making reparations for bad behaviour. SNC-Lavalin lobbied for such a provision in Canadian law.Sept. 4 – The Public Prosecution Service rejects SNC-Lavalin’s request to negotiate a remediation agreement. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is informed of the decision.Sept. 5 – Justice Department deputy minister Nathalie Drouin speaks with Wilson-Raybould about the decision and agrees to provide the minister with advice on the powers of the attorney general around remediation agreements.Sept. 12 – Finance Department officials tell Drouin that SNC-Lavalin is in discussions with the prosecution service about a remediation deal, suggesting to Drouin the decision not to pursue a deal isn’t set in stone.Sept. 17 – Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould discuss SNC-Lavalin. Wilson-Raybould says Trudeau asks her to “find a solution” for SNC-Lavalin to avoid job losses, talks about the Quebec election and notes he is a Quebec MP. She said she asked him if he was interfering politically in her role as attorney-general and he said no.Trudeau later says mentioning he was a Quebec MP was not in a partisan context, adding it is up to MPs to advocate for their constituents, and that concern for job losses in Quebec and elsewhere were top of his mind. He says he asked Wilson-Raybould to reconsider her decision and she agreed.Sept. 27 – SNC-Lavalin provides the prosecution service with a presentation detailing a possible plan to split the company in two, move its offices to the U.S. and eliminate its Canadian workforce if it didn’t get a deal to avoid criminal prosecution.Oct. 9 – The prosecution service confirms it will not negotiate an agreement with SNC-Lavalin. The company challenges the decision in Federal Court.Oct. 15 – Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick takes a call from Kevin Lynch, the chairman of the board of SNC-Lavalin and a former clerk of the Privy Council. Lynch asks about a remediation agreement and what can be done. He tells Lynch the decision is up to Wilson-Raybould.The president of the company sends Trudeau a letter outlining SNC-Lavalin’s concerns about the implications of a conviction and asks for a meeting.Dec. 5 – Wilson-Raybould and Gerry Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary, meet for dinner at the Chateau Laurier. SNC-Lavalin is discussed, but the two later give differing accounts of the tone of the conversation.Dec. 18 – Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staff Jessica Prince meets with Butts and Katie Telford, Trudeau’s chief of staff. Afterwards, Prince texts Wilson-Raybould, citing Butts as saying, “there is no solution here that does not involve some interference” after being told what is being proposed is political interference in a prosecution. She cites Telford as saying “we don’t want to debate legalities anymore.”Butts later tells the justice committee that he didn’t — or wouldn’t — have used the word “solution” and denies anything nefarious in his comments. The point of the meeting, and anything said, was about getting a second opinion from someone like a former Supreme Court justice because the law had never been applied in Canada before.Dec. 19 – Wernick warns her she is on a collision course with Trudeau, who wants to get a deal done. Wilson-Raybould tells Wernick that if she intervened, it would be viewed as political interference and she wants to protect Trudeau from such a perception.Jan. 6, 2019 – Trudeau talks with Jane Philpott about becoming Treasury Board president and having her help convince Wilson-Raybould to take over Indigenous Services. Trudeau later says Philpott asks him if the move is related to SNC-Lavalin, which he denies.Jan. 7 – Trudeau tells Wilson-Raybould she is being shuffled out of the justice portfolio. Wilson-Raybould says the PMO denies the move is over the SNC-Lavalin file. Butts testified Wilson-Raybould refused Indigenous services, citing her opposition to the Indian Act.Jan. 14 – Trudeau shuffles his cabinet. David Lametti, a Montreal MP and former law professor, becomes justice minister. Wilson-Raybould becomes veterans-affairs minister.Feb. 7 – Citing unnamed sources, the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that Trudeau’s aides pressed Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case. Trudeau calls the allegations false.Feb. 11 – Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould’s continued presence in cabinet speaks for itself and that he told her any decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers alone. Meanwhile, ethics commissioner Mario Dion launches an investigation.Feb. 12 – Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet. Trudeau says she had a duty to tell him about any undue pressure applied to her in her role as attorney general.The same day, Oshawa, Ont., Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes tells Trudeau she won’t seek re-election. Trudeau’s office later says it was an “emotional” conversation; Caesar-Chavannes claims he yelled at her through the phone.Feb. 15 – Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould asked him in September whether he would direct her on SNC-Lavalin. He says he told her he would not.Feb. 18 – Butts resigns. He denies any impropriety, but says his presence in the PMO has become a distraction.Feb. 19 – Wilson-Raybould addresses a cabinet meeting but cabinet confidentiality means nothing can be revealed about what was said or why.Feb. 21 – Appearing before the justice committee, Wernick calls allegations of political interference false and even defamatory and says none of his conversations crossed any lines.Feb. 25 – Trudeau partly waives solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality so Wilson-Raybould can speak publicly, but not about communication with Kathleen Roussel, the director of public prosecutions.Feb. 27 – Wilson-Raybould tells the justice committee she came under “consistent and sustained” pressure — including veiled threats — from the PMO, the Privy Council Office and Morneau’s office to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau rejects her characterization of events. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer calls on Trudeau to resign. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for a public inquiry.March 4 – Philpott quits cabinet, saying she has lost confidence in how the government has dealt with the ongoing affair.March 6 – Butts tells the justice committee that Wilson-Raybould never complained about improper pressure to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin until Trudeau decided to move her out of her coveted cabinet role. Wernick disputes parts of her testimony as well. Drouin provides more details about the timeline.March 7 – Trudeau holds a press conference where he says he should have been aware that trust had eroded between his office and Wilson-Raybould, but denies anything inappropriate took place. He talks about learning from the events; he does not apologize.March 8 – The Federal Court strikes down SNC-Lavalin’s request for judicial review of the prosecution service’s decision not to negotiate a remediation agreement.March 15 – Wilson-Raybould tells her Vancouver constituents she intends to run for re-election as a Liberal.March 18 – Trudeau appoints former leadership rival Joyce Murray to replace Philpott as Treasury Board president. Hours after being at the swearing-in ceremony, Wernick announces he will step down before the fall election, having concluded he has lost the trust of opposition parties.March 26 – The Liberal-dominated ethics committee votes down an opposition motion to begin another probe of Wilson-Raybould’s allegations. Wilson-Raybould provides the justice committee with her written evidence.March 29 – The justice committee releases Wilson-Raybould’s written evidence and a 17-minute recording of her Dec. 19 conversation with Wernick. Earlier in the day, Trudeau announces Wernick will leave on April 19.April 2 – Trudeau removes Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from the Liberal caucus and as party candidates in the 2019 election.July 20 – Media reports begin to emerge saying Butts is back in the Liberal fold and will play a central role in the party’s re-election campaign.Aug. 14 – The federal ethics watchdog says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Massive challenges highlight key role of global governance says Ban

“As interdependence deepens, some of our old systems and set-ups have not kept pace,” Mr. Ban told the opening session of this year’s World Policy Conference organized by the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Marrakesh. “We simply must find better ways of working together – and build systems that are tuned to our times – ones that are more accountable, more representative and more able to maximize our collective strength and maximize our limited resources to the best benefit of our global community,” he added. “This is what global governance means to me.” The Secretary-General noted that no country or group, however powerful or resourceful, can alone resolve problems which do not respect borders. “Even the United Nations cannot do it alone, without full support of Member States and international organizations, regional organizations, and sub-regional organizations,” he stressed. Mr. Ban pointed to three main areas in which the world must pool its energy and resources. Firstly, he said at the start of the three-day gathering set to draw some 140 representatives from governments, the private sector, academia and the media to discuss global governance issues, the world must join forces to help its most vulnerable people. Developing countries help to drive economic growth and will also help pull the world out of the global economic and financial crisis, the UN chief said. “Yet their voice in global economic decision-making is not what it should be. It is not what they deserve,” he said. “Whatever else we learn from the crisis, this much is clear: global economic management can no longer afford to neglect the most vulnerable or the disadvantaged.” Domestic stimulus packages must never be made on the backs of the poor, Mr. Ban underlined. “It is morally, politically unacceptable to inflict the greatest burdens on those who are the least responsible for the crisis.” Second, the Secretary-General said, stepped up efforts are needed to stave off the challenge posed by climate change. Although last December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen did not meet everyone’s expectations, it is important not to underestimate the elements world leaders reached agreement on in the Danish capital, he stressed. For the first in history, leaders agreed to contain global temperature rise within 2 degrees centigrade by 2050, as well as to provide $100 billion annually in financial support to developing countries by 2020. “Looking ahead, it is increasingly clear that the more we delay, the more we will pay – in competitiveness, resources, and most importantly human lives,” Mr. Ban said, emphasizing the need to lock in progress in areas where there is consensus at the next conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) next month in Cancún, Mexico. “Most immediately, we need progress on fast-start financing,” he said. “We have to admit that there is a serious gap of trust between developing and developed world. The best way and quickest way to bridge this gap of trust is to provide fast-start financial support to developing countries.” The Secretary-General also highlighted what he calls the ཮-50-50 challenge’: by 2050, the global population will grow by 50 per cent, reaching 9 billion people and the world must slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent. “Climate change is not a stand-alone issue. It is a crucial part of the broader agenda on sustainable development,” he said. Lastly, Mr. Ban emphasized the need for global governance to face a host of new-generation challenges, including the situation of the world’s more than 200 million migrants, biotechnology, organized crime and terrorism. “The chance that terrorists could gain access to fissile materials has brought new urgency to the nuclear security agenda. Those armed with bombs and guns today could well arrive with more potent force tomorrow. The best response is again international resolve and coordination and cooperation,” he said. “And indeed, in response to these challenges, we have adopted new legal conventions and agreements and new strategies and forged new partnerships all in the name of global problem-solving, not global government.” Global governance, the Secretary-General stressed, is not just about long-term arrangements, but is also about leadership in the here and now, citing the upcoming referenda on the self-determination of southern Sudan and on the status of Abyei, whose residents will vote on whether to be part of the north or south. “The stakes are very high. I think everyone is very much concerned about the future of Sudan, the future of Africa, and the peace and security of the international community as a whole,” he said, underlining the need to help Sudan find a peaceful way through one of the most important passages in its history. “Global governance is too important to be left to just one organization or group,” Mr. Ban told the gathering. “But it is at the United Nations – with its universality, experience and operational presence in nearly every country – where global governance can best come together.” The world body, he said, is the right place, provided it keeps pace. “Institutions and groupings that produce meaningful, positive change – global governance for a better world – will find themselves respected and in demand,” the Secretary-General said. Mr. Ban, who arrived in Morocco yesterday, also held meetings today with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank. With Mr. Moratinos, the Secretary-General discussed Spain’s engagement with the UN and the country’s chairmanship of the world body’s MDG [Millennium Development Goals] Advocacy Group, bringing together current and former political leaders, businesspeople and thinkers to spur action on the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline. The two men also discussed the forthcoming tour of Mr. Ban’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, to the region. In his talks with Mr. Trichet, the Secretary-General discussed global governance issues, in particular those relating to global economic recovery. They also conferred on the fiscal and economic situation in Europe, as well as on the upcoming summit of the Group of 20 (G20) to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. While in Morocco, he will also meet with the country’s King Mohammed VI and the UN Country Team in the capital, Rabat. He will then travel on to Strasbourg, where on 19 October he will address the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. Later that day, he will also give a speech at a plenary session of the European Parliament. While in the French city, Mr. Ban will hold talks with the Council of Europe’s Secretary-General and with the President of the European Parliament. He will also take part in an extraordinary meeting of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and be welcomed officially by the Senator-Mayor of Strasbourg. 16 October 2010The world is facing challenges transcending borders like no other time in history, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an international conference in Morocco today, underlining the pivotal role played by global governance. read more

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Treasure hunt to recover £45billion worth of British gold trapped in merchant

first_imgThe team are planning to initially target a “cluster” of three ships in one areaCredit:Alamy Britannia’s Gold will launch search and salvage crews which use “state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles and other robotic tooling systems” to recover the gold and bring it to the surface.The team are planning to initially target a “cluster” of three ships in one area – two from the First World War and one from the Second World War – which could contain around £750 million. Billions of pounds worth of British gold is hidden in the wrecks of merchant ships sunk during the First and Second World Wars, a team of experts believe.Four research groups have spent 25 years producing a database tracking the gold shipped by the British Government to pay for munitions and goods during both World Wars.Of the 7,500 merchant ships sunk, the teams have identified more than 700 which they believe may have been carrying vast quantities of gold and other precious metals. The SS City of Benares won't be searched by the team  On their website, the organisation says: “From our vast research database, we have access to invaluable information such as cargoes, wreck locations, water depths and legal ownerships. The SS City of Benares won’t be searched by the team Credit:Getty Images All will be treated with respect and those wrecks known to be sensitive and specifically, to have carried evacuee children, will be avoided at all costsBritannia’s Gold Organisation Britannia’s Gold has now amassed more than eight million documents which point to the locations of the ships, which may have carried at least £4.5 billion.  Their research also revealed that during the Second World War, many of the merchant ships were specifically attacked because of their precious cargo and German U-boat commanders were told to make them priority targets.Sinking the boats aimed to reduce Britain’s ability to buy munitions and food and the enemy’s plan was to return and collect the gold after winning the war.But decades later, the gold has not been recovered and in a few weeks, a £15 million recovery operation is due to launch a few hundred miles west of Ireland. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The circumstances of the sinking and location of the wrecks are often further confirmed by inquest documentation and survivor accounts.”However the team has stressed that the targeted wrecks are not ships such as the war grave SS City of Benares, which was torpedoed in 1940 by the Germans and resulted in the death of 77 evacuated children.  The website says: “All will be treated with respect and those wrecks known to be sensitive and specifically, to have carried evacuee children, will be avoided at all costs.“As a mark of respect, a commemorative plaque will be placed at each shipwreck location upon completion of the team’s operations.”All British warships sunk since 1914 are classified as both war graves and sovereign territory but most merchant wrecks do not have such protection.Philip Reid, a former banker with Merrill Lynch and chairman of Britannia’s Gold said the first portion of any recovery will go to the British Government which is the owner of the cargo.After covering the operation’s costs, the rest will be shared among investors, with a percentage going to merchant marine charities. The team are planning to initially target a “cluster” of three ships in one arealast_img read more

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