first_imgDDTV:Rosses soccer starlet James Boyle has fulfilled a childhood dream by scoring for Ireland at a World Cup.Rosses Community School student James is currently in Mexico participating at the Amputee World Cup in Mexico. The supremely talented teen made no mistake from the penalty spot in Ireland’s match against Uzbekistan.Boyle expertly dispatched his effort but unfortunately the Irish side were defeated 6-1 by the former World Champions.Ireland also lost their opening match against Brazil 2-0, and face the Ukraine in their final group match.Hopefully James can add more goals to his tally in the remainder of the tournament. However, at least he can say that not only did he play at the World Cup he’s also scored at one.A tremendous achievement and he is the first Donegal man to score in a World Cup?Answers on a postcard please…. DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL SOCCER STAR SCORE FOR IRELAND AT THE AMPUTEE WORLD CUP IN MEXICO was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVjames boyleMexiconewsrossessoccerWORLD CUPlast_img read more

Tuesday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgName the year! Test your memory and knowledge of Chelsea history by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-59] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live updates: Struggling Raiders fall 27-3 to Seahawks in London

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday morning while the Raiders face the Seattle Seahawks in London starting at 10 a.m.This will be the second straight season Oakland has played one of its “home games” out of the country. The Raiders are hoping for better results than last year’s debacle in Mexico City when they were routed by the Patriots 33-8. Oakland is also looking to rebound from another …last_img read more

Five keys for the 49ers to beat the Bengals

first_imgDraw on humble roots by practicing at Youngstown State? Check.Win the next game? They did in 2011 and ’12, when the 49ers triumphed after a Youngstown connector between back-to-back road games.CINCINNATI, OH – … YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bunkering here for a week is meant to enhance the 49ers’ job prospects come Sunday’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals.Cut down on cross-country travel? Check.Keep body clocks on the Eastern Time Zone? Check.Bond inside a six-story Holiday Inn? Check.last_img read more

HC awards ₹90 lakh compensation to minor rape victim, parents

first_imgThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has awarded a compensation of ₹90 lakh to a minor rape victim and her parents in Punjab’s Faridkot.The court in its order on August 31 had directed the Faridkot Collector to attach the agricultural as well as urban properties of both Nishan Singh, who is serving life imprisonment for rape, and his mother Navjot Kaur, and proceed to recover from sale proceeds thereof the amount of compensation.Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Rajiv Parashar on Wednesday told The Hindu: “We will follow the order of High Court in true letter and spirit. We will initiate necessary action and comply with the order without any delay.” The Bench of Justice A.B. Chaudhari and Justice Inderjit Singh, while pronouncing the order, had observed: “We are aghast to see how a middle class family of the complainant with two daughters was torn into due to rich landholder Nishan Singh and his mother’s rowdy and cruel conduct.”In September 2012, Nishan Singh along with his companions had barged into the house of the 15-year-old victim armed with pistol and iron rods. They dragged the victim’s father and assaulted him with rods causing several injuries. The victim was abducted and her sister and mother were also beaten. The victim was rescued from Goa a month later.The court in its order said Nishan Singh and Navjot Kaur shall pay the total compensation of ₹90 lakh, of which ₹50 lakh should be paid to the victim and ₹20 lakh each to her parents.last_img read more

Maharashtra cautions U.P. on labour

first_imgThe Maharashtra government has urged its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh to keep a check on influx of labour with criminal background into the State. Maharashtra has about 4-5 lakh mathadi (head loaders) organised under 34 welfare boards, which have lately pointed to workers from U.P. with a criminal background, senior officials said. Workers from Bihar and U.P. had come under attack in Mumbai following clashes between workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Samajwadi Party at Dadar in 2008. The issue of labourers with a criminal background has become the subject of a debate in Maharashtra. Industries, Energy and Labour department. Separately, the workers’ unions too have been conducting drives to check criminal background of the workers. A recent letter sent by the State labour department to the Superintendent of Police, Jaunpur district, U.P., has mentioned four workers against who Mathadi Board of Maharashtra has pointed to registered criminal cases in U.P.. The department has urged U.P. Government and Jaunpur SP to conduct an enquiry and take action. “A complaint was brought to our notice that four Mathadi workers on Mathadi Board of Maharashtra have registered criminal cases against them. We have requested action against them and asked the U.P. police to investigate,” said Shrikant Pulkundwar, Deputy Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. A factual report has been asked to be submitted to the Government of Maharashtra as early as possible, officials said. “A general advisory has also been sent to them,” said an official of the state Government. The migrant workers usually work as labour, loading unloading stacking, carrying, weighing goods in hundreds of vegetable and agricultural committees across the State. The work and workers are governed by the Maharashtra Mathadi Hamal and other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969. Apart from monthly wages from the board along with social security like PF, gratuity, medical benefits, bonus, and leave wages, the workers in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Pune are allowed houses under a special housing scheme.Mathadi leader and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Shashikant Shinde said a drive is being undertaken to check the criminal background of the workers in general and is not region-specific so far. “Earlier, there was case of a migrant worker who had a criminal background and it was brought to our notice. A general drive is conducted by Mathadi unions to check workers’ background,” said Mr. Shinde.last_img read more

‘Uganda not to pull out of CWG’

first_imgUpset by the way the Indian authorities handled the situation after three of its officials met with an accident at the Games Village due to a security device malfunction on Wednesday night Uganada is still waiting for a “proper apology” from the government or the organising committee. It has however decided against pulling out of the ongoing Games. The Delhi Police had on Thursday registered a case of negligence, which was welcomed by the Ugandans. But the visitors were still unsatisfied with the response to the incident. Even an apology from Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell and Sports Minister M.S. Gill failed to pacify the Ugandans. Speaking to Headlines Today Uganda High Commissioner Nimisha Madhvani said, “Our athletes have worked very hard for this (CWG) and we will not penalise them for that. But we are still seeking a proper apology from India over the mishap that happened along with adequate compensation for those injured. No one has been to visit them as yet.” Unhappy by the government’s response to the incident, wherein three senior officials were injured, Uganda had on Thursday skipped a dinner party hosted by Gill.last_img read more

Your Chance To Race Supercars With Michelle Rodriguez In Las Vegas

first_imgFire up your engine, because you’re in for the ride of a lifetime – omaze.com is giving you and a friend the chance to head to Las Vegas to hang with badass Michelle Rodriguez.Race Supercars with Michelle Rodriguez in Las VegasAll you have to do to win is donate to Taino Warriors through omaze.com. The prize includes the chance to meet Michelle at Exotics Racing and spend the day driving around in the world’s fastest supercars. We’re talking everything: Ferraris, Lamborghinis and even Aston Martins — take your pick. And make sure to buckle up, because on these tracks speed limits don’t exist. After your day of racing, you’ll switch gears and go to Michelle’s favorite club on the Strip where she’ll hook you up with bottle service for the night. Flights and hotel are included.Taino Warriors supports local Puerto Ricans who have taken matters into their own hands by empowering communities still devastated by Hurricane Maria 10 months later. Your donations will support these grassroots warriors committed to sustainable solutions focusing on children’s education and mental health, the environment, and eco-agriculture. These local groups go door-to-door to determine each community’s needs, ensuring their individual needs are met.The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.For more info and to enter, click here.last_img read more

Canada advocate at odds over compensation for First Nations child victims of

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada could be going to court once again on a child welfare matter.On Friday Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and national Indigenous leaders announced they would co-develop new child and family services legislation in an effort to put child welfare into the hands of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.But hours after that announcement the Department of Justice sent a letter to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) saying the issue of compensation for children who have suffered in care may have to involve litigation.The letter, signed by Robert Frater, the chief general counsel for Justice Canada, says the government is “committed to discussing the compensation issue with the parties, and attempting to reach a resolution” to the matter of compensation, “but in view of the fact that we have not yet received final instruction, it is apparent that we will likely have to set the issue down for argument on one or more of the dates agreed upon for the new year.”That final instruction on compensation, according to a government source, will come from cabinet.Philpott was questioned on the issue by First Nation leaders Wednesday at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa.The minister said Canada wants to settle the compensation issue “without using courts or tribunals — that to me is the way to do it.”A 2016 CHRT ruling said that Canada denied services to First Nations children living on-reserve, which in turn had adverse impacts on them. The tribunal also said that federal funding mechanisms incentivized the removal of children from their families and placement into state care.The CHRT ordered the government to cease discriminatory practices against First Nations children, to reform its First Nations Child and Family Services program, to cease applying a narrow interpretation of Jordan’s Principle, and immediately implement the full meaning of Jordan’s Principle.The tribunal also has jurisdiction to compel government to compensate children who were victims of government’s discriminatory practices, including those who were taken from their families.While government has begun to change its policies on child welfare, including last week’s promise of new child and family services legislation in the new year, it has not settled the issue of compensation.Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society, says Canada should pay child victims of government discrimination $40,000 each. Justin Brake/APTN News.Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS), a co-complainant on the case, says government’s messaging on compensation is “confusing,” and that she hopes the matter can be settled out of court, but that the Caring Society is willing to litigate to ensure children receive just compensation for their suffering.“Canada informed us late Friday night that they wanted to litigate that question [of compensation],” she said, “and today we learn from the minister that they want to sit down.”Friday marked the tribunal’s deadline for Canada to respond on the matter.Blackstock said time is of the essence since the tribunal only has jurisdiction to compel government’s actions on the matter until March 2019.“So at this point I guess we’ll be preparing to litigate and we’ll see if Canada has something to say about that,” she told reporters at the AFN Assembly Wednesday.Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation Chief Valerie Richer stood before the assembly Wednesady and appealed directly to Philpott following the minister’s speech.“We can’t go back to litigation on this,” she said.“I’m asking you to intervene in that process to make sure [litigation] doesn’t happen.”Blackstock said the Caring Society, which is a co-complainant on the case alongside the AFN, has “asked Canada to provide the maximum amount to children.”She said the compensation amount they’re seeking for children is set out in the Canadian Human Rights Act.Section 53 of the Act says victims are to be compensated “by an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, for any pain and suffering that the victim experienced as a result of the discriminatory practice.”It also says special compensation of the same amount, $20,000, can be awarded to to victims if the victim was subjected to the discriminatory practice “wilfully or recklessly.”Blackstock says children who’ve been taken from their families and placed in care, and those who’ve been denied services, are owed both amounts for a total of $40,000 per child.“Canada knew about the discrimination and they fought against it and they continued to allow these kids to suffer,” she said.She said it’s not known exactly how many children would qualify for compensation, but the tribunal’s ruling includes “children impacted by child welfare practices on-reserve between 2006 and January 26, 2016,” according to the Caring Society’s website.Asked what she believes is a fair amount for the children, Philpott would only say that “these are important conversations that have to be had with the parties who are directly affected, and in some cases as individuals.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says Canada would like to settle the issue of compensation for First Nations child victims of government discrimination outside the courts. Justin Brake/APTN News.“We’re prepared to have these conversations with the right people, and as I say ideally to do it outside a court process.”Blackstock pointed out that Canada’s position on compensation in 2014 at the closing arguments of the tribunal hearings “was that they owed these kids no money, that from their point of view they didn’t discriminate and therefore no compensation should be awarded.”It’s not clear how far the feds are willing to go in fighting the Caring Society’s request for full compensation as laid out in the Human Rights Act.“As soon as the parties to the tribunal are happy to drop that legal mechanism and to work with us directly, we would be extremely happy to do so,” Philpott said Wednesday, adding the government has already made strides in addressing issues raised by the tribunal, “including the $1.4 billion we got in 2018 to ensure that we’re paying for the prevention of apprehension of children.Philpott said it’s “in everyone’s best interest—particularly the interests of the little ones, the children—if we can work in a collaborative way.”Blackstock said the Caring Society has been in talks with “high level officials” from Indigenous Services Canada and Justice Canada “for many many months” about compensation.“As far as I’m concerned, if we can settle it and get that support to children sooner then I want to use that pathway,” she said.“But as always, if there is a rights breach or if Canada is not prepared to fulfill its responsibilities, then for us at the Caring Society, we’re prepared to litigate.”jbrake@aptn.ca@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

Orange is the new white Unique amber wine creates buzz

first_imgBURDETT, N.Y. – The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.The colour comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that mirrors the way red wines are made. Lighter than reds and earthier than whites, orange wines have created a buzz in trendier quarters. And winemakers reviving the ancient practice like how the “skin-fermented” wines introduce more complex flavours to the bottle.“Pretty outgoing characteristics. Very spicy, peppery. A lot of tea flavours, too, come through,” winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. “They’re more thoughtful wines. They’re more meditative.”Atwater is among a few wineries encircling these glacier-carved lakes that have added orange to their mix of whites and reds. The practice dates back thousands of years, when winemakers in the Caucasus, a region located at the border of Europe and Asia, would ferment wine in buried clay jars. It has been revitalized in recent decades by vintners in Italy, California and elsewhere looking to connect wine to its roots or to conjure new tastes from the grapes. Or both. Clay jars are optional.Aliperti has been experimenting with skin fermenting for years, first by blending a bit into traditional chardonnays to change up the flavour and more recently with full-on orange wines. This fall, he fermented Vignoles grapes with their skins in a stainless steel vat for a couple of weeks before pressing and then aging them in oak barrels.Orange wines account for “far less than 1 per cent” of what is handled by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the nation’s largest distributor with about a quarter of the market, according to Eric Hemer, senior vice-president and corporate director of wine education.Hemer expects orange wines to remain a niche variety due to small-scale production, higher retail prices — up to $200 for a premium bottle — and the nature of the wine.“It’s not a wine that’s going to appeal to the novice consumer or the mainstream wine drinker,” Hemer said. “It really takes a little bit more of, I think, a sophisticated palate.”The wines have caught on in recent years among connoisseurs who like the depth of flavours, sommeliers who can regale customers with tales of ancient techniques and drinkers looking for something different. Christopher Nicolson, managing winemaker at Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn, said the wines hit their “crest of hipness” a couple of years ago, though they remain popular.“I think they’re viewed by these younger drinkers as, ‘Oh, this is something new and fresh. And they’re breaking the rules of these Van Dyke-wearing, monocled … fusty old wine appreciators,’” Nicolson said.It’s not for everyone. The rich flavours can come at the expense of the light, fruity feel that some white wine drinkers crave. And first-time drinkers can be thrown by seeing an orange chardonnay in their glasses.“Actually I wasn’t sure because of the colour, but it has a really nice flavour,” said Debbie Morris, of Chandler, Arizona, who tried a sip recently at Atwater’s tasting room. “I’m not a chardonnay person normally, but I would drink this.”last_img read more