Sitting on an old sack on the rooftop of her one-storey brick house, Gulbahar Bibi, the widow of Afrazul Khan seemed to be rather baffled by the large number of people visiting her house at Syedpur village in Malda district’s Kaliachawk area. Having recently undergone surgery, she could barely stand up.Speaking to The Hindu she narrated the ordeal of having to hear the news of her husband’s brutal murder in Rajasthan. A day before the video of Khan’s murder surfaced (December 6) neighbours told her that Mr. Khan had died in an accident in Rajasthan. Even before she could overcome the initial shock of her husband’s death, on December 7 she saw the video of her husband’s murder.In another video the accused Shambhulal Raigar purportedly claimed that he will punish all those who are engaged in ‘love jihad’ a term made popular by right wing Hindu groups. “He [Mr. Khan] was the breadwinner of our family. God knows how I will be able to deal with the situation now. I am unable to do any work due to my physical condition,” said Ms. Bibi. Two decades According to family members Mr. Khan, who worked as a mason in Rajasthan for the past two decades, had a daily income of about ₹400 to ₹500 and often struggled to support his family. Apart from the three-room house which his family shares with his two brothers, they do not have any other property or land. Mr. Khan is survived by his wife, mother and three daughters (two of whom are married). His family is also struggling to deal with the medical expenditure of his 80-year-old mother who has been bedridden with paralysis for the last one year. However, Ms. Bibi said she received ₹3 lakh from the West Bengal government as announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr. Khan last came home in September and was in his usual cheerful mood. He did not show any signs of being under pressure. “He never said that anyone was threatening him in Rajasthan and neither did he ever mention Raigar [who allegedly killed him],” said Ms. Bibi, in tears. ‘Capital punishment’As she tried to console her mother, Mr. Khan’s daughter Rejina Khan said that even more than “jobs and financial help” they want capital punishment for Raigar. “We want him to be hanged,” Ms. Rejina said. The incident has created discontent against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) among the locals. Pointing out that State BJP leaders are yet to meet Mr. Khan’s family members, locals said, “We don’t think they are bothered about the incident at all. The top BJP leaders are still silent on the murder.” They also said that they have been going to other States for work for more than two decades but have never seen such an incident.
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Playing three major tournaments one after the other is a strain for any sportsperson, but the Indian women’s hockey team is trying to make the best of the situation.The team had its first training session after reaching the Capital for the Commonwealth Games and the team management wanted the players to get acclimatised to the surroundings.”The first session was a routine one and we did not work on any specific patterns,” chief coach Sandeep Somesh said after practice at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday.”It was a good session and the morale of the team is high.” The Indian squad returned from a ninth- place finish at the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, and jumped straight into a training camp in Patiala early this month.A few days after the Commonwealth Games, the team will have to get prepared for the Asian Games, to be held in Guangzhou, China, in November.”We face this scenario every four years where the girls have three big tournaments one after the other, and we have been preparing accordingly,” coach Pritam Rani Siwach told M AIL T ODAY . ” It does have an impact on the team, though it is not an ideal situation.Playing major tournaments continuously can expose the players to the risk of injuries.Also, it is very difficult for the girls to peak again after a short interval,” she said.”To tide over this difficulty, we are doing relatively light training and working more on speed. We are having only one training session daily along with some weight training at the Games Village.advertisement”The team management is doing its utmost to keep the motivation level high. We are telling the girls that they will be playing in front of home crowds and it is important to give their best,” Siwach said.Somesh believes the World Cup outing has prepared the Indians for the mega event on home turf.”We are ranked 13th in the world and finished ninth (in the World Cup). That is a positive development.The victory over Japan was our first at the group stage. In the match against New Zealand, we paid the price for being reduced to nine players for a while after receiving two yellow cards.”In the lead- up to the Games, we would work to tighten our defence,” he said.On Friday, the girls went about their paces for 90 minutes and teenager Rani Rampal, who scored seven goals and was adjudged the best young player at the World Cup, was the cynosure of all eyes.”She is a talented player and has scored a lot of goals. But it is a team effort and she received a lot of good passes as well,” Siwach said.One small concern is an eye- flu virus afflicting the team. Forward Jasjeet Kaur Handa did not train with her teammates on Friday and did some running and stretching exercises by herself.”Jasjeet has eye- flu but she is better than she was yesterday. We thought it was best not to expose her to sunlight too much. Captain Surinder Kaur and defender Subhadra Pradhan had the problem earlier,” Siwach said.But the team is not letting these problems deter it from the task at hand. The Indians have strong teams such as Australia and South Africa in their pool.India has had a good record in the Commonwealth Games and the first goal is to make it to the semi- finals.”We are preparing specifically for each opponent. We are watching video footage and devising our strategies accordingly,” Siwach, part of the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games gold medal winning team, said. read more
In order to raise the ever dwindling number of spectators in the stadium, the BCCI is all set to host its first-ever day/night cricket Test with pink ball when New Zealand tour India later this year for three Tests and five one-day internationals.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to join a rare league of nations later this tear. India will host New Zealand in a day-night Test match to be played with a pink ball.New Zealand had last year played the first ever day-night Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. The Aussies will also host Pakistan in another day-night Test in Brisbane this December.The BCCI is keen to get more people into the stadium after poor attendance in the last few Test series held at home. The last of those was a four-Test contest against South Africa, which India won 3-1 to reclaim the top spot in the ICC rankings.”We have decided that we will play one day-night Test match with pink ball against New Zealand later this year. Before that Duleep Trophy will act as a dress rehearsal for the day-night Test match,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur told a select gathering of mediapersons at the BCCI’s headquarters on Thursday.Thakur said that the main objective of the Duleep Trophy will be to check how the pink kookaburra behaves under the light in sub-continental conditions.(With PTI inputs) read more
Triumph India, today, expanded their Bonneville range with the launch of the all new T100 with a starting price of Rs 7.78 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). The all new Triumph Bonneville T100 was recently unveiled at the Intermot 2016 and will be placed between the Street Twin and Bonneville T120 in India.The all new Triumph Bonneville T100 also gets a Black variant and takes inspiration from the 1959 Bonneville.Triumph Bonneville T100ALSO READ: Triumph Street Twin has got lean styling with high performanceEngineTriumph Bonneville T100 The all new Triumph Bonneville T100 comes with a 900cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine churning power output of 54 HP and torque of 80Nm, mated to a five-speed gearbox.Triumph Bonneville T100FeaturesTriumph Bonneville T100 The India-bound Triumph Bonneville T100 will come loaded with features like ABS, Switchable Traction Control, Torque Assist Clutch, LED Rear Light, Engine Immobiliser, USB Charging Socket and Stylish Twin Clocks.ALSO READ: Triumph Motorcycles opens its 13th dealership in India; first in VijayawadaTyresTriumph Bonneville T100 To further enhance the superior handling of the T100s, both bikes are fitted as standard with custom developed Pirelli Phantom Sports comp tyres, designed especially by Pirelli for the Bonneville family with stiffness and profile changes to the front tyre, and deeper tread on the rear for secure handling and improved durability. read more
Sachin Tendulkar said Rohit Sharma was batting at a different level in World Cup 2019 and lauded him for his terrific consistency, Rohit Sharma is the 2nd highest run-scorer in the tournament so far with 319 runs from 3 innings.On Sunday, Rohit Sharma hit 140 against Pakistan at Old Trafford as India won by 89 runs (DLS). This was India’s 7th victory over Pakistan in World Cups and their 3rd of the tournament. India are now 3rd in the points table with 7 points from 4 matches – one match against New Zealand was washed out.Rohit Sharma had led India’s chase with an unbeaten 122 against South Africa before hitting a stylish half-century against Australia at The Oval on June 9. A week later, Rohit looked good for a double hundred before he fell for 140.Speaking to India Today after the match, Tendulkar said he liked the fact that Rohit Sharma played with a great strike rate even without appearing to take too many risks.”Terrific consistency (from Rohit). What I really liked about Rohit was it didn’t appear like he was taking a lot of risks even as he was playing with a phenomenal strike rate.”The thing that was risky was his running between the wickets. he got lucky a couple of times. Otherwise, his batting was at a different level.”I have always felt, when Rohit starts playing close to the body on frontfoot, he is going to hurt the opposition,” Tendulkar said.Tendulkar said Rohit Sharma could have got a 4th double hundred in ODIs had he stayed on a little longer.advertisement”I think I would put Rohit’s performance in this World Cup right up with any other knocks he has played in the past. Had he stayed there any longer, he would got his double hundred. You see his pull of Hassan Ali… When Rohit is in full swing, you don’t want to be bowling short against him. I don’t know where they will bowl, to be honest because Rohit has all the shots. Today (on Sunday), he proved that…. be it a beautiful cut or a flick,” Tendulkar said.Tendulkar also had a special message for Rohit Sharma.”Rohit, continue doing what you’re doing. It’s a joy to watch you bat from the commentary box”.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: I had told Kuldeep ‘don’t worry, ho jaayega,’ says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Things can go haywire if you approach this game too emotionally, Virat Kohli read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter, AC Milan targeting Chelsea defender Andreas Christensenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.Sky Italia says Inter have joined their rivals AC Milan in the battle to sign Andreas Christensen.The Chelsea defender is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge and has been heavily linked with the San Siro.But it now appears Inter are in contention with Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio stating he is on their shortlist to replace Joao Miranda.He is their second choice, however, with young SampdoriaJoachim Andersen their top target.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)An Oklahoma fan is getting crushed on social media for what he was spotted doing in the stands during today’s game against Oklahoma State.The Sooners fan decided to do the “Horns Down” symbol – an anti-Texas taunt – following an Oklahoma State touchdown.It makes very little sense.OU fan doing Horns Down after Oklahoma State touchdown. pic.twitter.com/Bm9r4fga9z— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 10, 2018Check it out:pic.twitter.com/BWvV9ik93H— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 10, 2018We get that you hate Texas, but doing the Horns Down following a big play by your opponent is just weird.Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are playing on ABC. read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer is hosting a pair of informal meetings with constituents in Fort St. John and Taylor on Wednesday.Zimmer will be holding the two gatherings as part of his “Meet Your MP for Coffee” tour.He explained that he began the informal meetings last year, and decided to repeat the tour because of its success. “I’ve done a lot where I meet with city councils or band councils in towns and communities that I represent, but it’s just nice to get back to regular folks just having a coffee and asking questions,” said Zimmer. “Some feel more comfortable asking a question in this kind of format than instead of coming into my office.”Zimmer will be meeting with Fort St. John constituents at the Canadian Grind on 100th Avenue from 9:30 to 11:00, before another meeting in Taylor at Lone Wolf Golf Club from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.Future dates of the tour include stops in Chetwynd at the Crazy Beanz Bistro in the Chetwynd Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and in Hudson’s Hope at the Sportsman’s Inn from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 4th. read more
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,568.85, down 64.48). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 45 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $9.50 on 19 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down six cents, or 2.91 per cent, to $2 on 8.4 million shares.Solium Capital Inc. (TSX:SUM). Technology. Up $5.76, or 43.11, to $19.12 on 7.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down $1.21, or 9.81 per cent, to $11.12 on 7.1 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up six cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $8.12 on 6.5 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 18 cents, or one per cent, to $17.89 on 5 million shares. The Canadian Press Companies reporting:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down $2.71 or 7.4 per cent to $34. SNC-Lavalin warned that its profit for 2018 will be even lower than it cautioned in January, due to problems at a mining project in Latin America. The company said it now expects that its adjusted diluted earnings per share from its engineering and construction business for 2018 will be in a range of 20 cents to 35 cents.Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Up $1.74, or 2.1 per cent to $84.82. The company behind Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes restaurants says its profit attributable to common shareholders amounted to US$163 million or 64 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compared with a profit attributable to common shareholders of US$395 million or $1.59 per diluted share in the same quarter a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 68 cents per share for the quarter. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 67 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Revenue for the quarter totalled $1.39 billion, up from $1.23 billion a year ago.Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO). Down one cent to $16.38. Cameco beat analyst expectations in its fourth quarter results as it continues to grapple with a challenging uranium market. The company reported net earnings of $160 million for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $62 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Adjusted net earnings were $202 million, or 51 cents per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $181 million or 46 cents per share for the same quarter in 2017.DHX Media. (TSX:DHX). Down four cents to $2.49. Nickelodeon International has agreed to buy international rights to the new “Dorg Van Dango” animated kids program that’s being co-produced by DHX Media and Cartoon Saloon. DHX Media’s studio in Vancouver will create the voice and visual portions of the new series for six- to 11-year-olds, in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon of Ireland. DHX Media’s Vancouver animation studio, which employs 700, also produces “Mega Man: Fully Charged,” “Polly Pocket,” “The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” read more
The Navy and police have busted a major heroin smuggling operation and seized 101 kilograms of heroin being smuggled into the country.The Navy media unit said that this was the biggest heroin haul seized in recent times.
Ex-UBS trader goes on trial accused of fraud that cost Swiss bank $2 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 14, 2012 3:26 am MDT LONDON – A former UBS trader is going on trial, accused of unauthorized trades that cost Switzerland’s biggest bank more than $2 billion.Kweku Adoboli has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud and two counts of false accounting between 2008 and 2011.Ghana-born Adoboli was a senior equities trader with the bank in London when he was arrested in September 2011 after UBS discovered irregularities in trading records. The bank estimated its loss at $2.3 billion.The incident hurt the bank’s efforts to restore its image after a Swiss government bailout and a tax evasion investigation in the United States.Prosecutors are expected to begin laying out their case against 32-year-old Adoboli at London’s Southwark Crown Court on Friday. The trial is scheduled to last eight weeks. read more
Then-redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion looks for an open teammate during a Jan. 5 game against Michigan at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 64-49.Credit: Lantern file photoWhen the final buzzer sounded for the Ohio State women’s basketball team last season, then-redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion thought she had played her last game as a Buckeye.Despite having a year of eligibility left, Scullion made the choice to leave the team at the end of the season in order to focus on attending medical school at OSU. Everyone, including coach Kevin McGuff, thought they had seen the last of her.“When she stopped playing last year, we all thought that she was done,” McGuff said. “She had an extra year of eligibility obviously, but she was moving on to (medical) school which is an amazing deal.”It was a series of unfortunate events that led Scullion back to the team. It all started Oct. 15 when it was announced that freshman forward Makayla Waterman would miss the season because of an ACL injury. Toward the end of October, freshman forward Chelsea Mitchell suffered a torn ACL and less than a week later, redshirt-freshman guard Kianna Holland suffered a season-ending ACL injury of her own.With only seven available healthy players and limited options, McGuff and the coaching staff reached out to Scullion for help.“We were talking the week before the 31st and the following week is when I think we finally made a decision to go,” Scullion said.She said the decision to return to the team wasn’t an easy one. “(Medical) school was definitely very intense so it was a tough decision actually,” Scullion said. “I know this is a great opportunity, but it was something I had to wrap my mind around and know I could be successful at both.”Even though she had only been away from the team less than a year, the transition from being a medical school student to a college basketball player again was harder than she expected.“The first practice I came back, I remember I put on all my gear and I just felt like I was playing dress-up,” Scullion said. “In my mind, that chapter of my life was over and to be back was crazy.”Scullion averaged 3.1 points and 3.9 rebounds last season for the Buckeyes, and McGuff said he expects her to provide a spark for OSU. “She’s a really good defender, she’s a good rebounder, she’s a physical player,” McGuff said. “She’s a very, very bright player, I think she’ll just help us in giving us somebody that can allow us to rest some people a little bit more.”Scullion’s teammates also said they think she’ll provide a lot for the young team.“I think that she’ll bring a lot more energy to the team,” freshman forward Alexa Hart said. “I really think she’ll bring open shots more for everyone else, even creating shots for her own self.”While Hart did not play with Scullion last season, junior guard Ameryst Alston said having Scullion back will be beneficial for the entire team.“Amy is going to be a lot of help,” Alston said. “She works really hard and it’s just a blessing and we’re really happy to have her. I think she’s the most unselfish person ever to come back and help us.”Alston added that some of the players had asked Scullion about a potential comeback prior to her return.“We had seen her a couple days before just on campus,” Alston said. “We were asking her, just kind of joking around, ‘Oh you want to come back?’ and what do you know, she is back.”Scullion will have to wait until Sunday before she can officially take the court for OSU. The NCAA suspended Scullion for three games for an incident involving autograph signing that took place after she left the team.“The NCAA just didn’t like what I did after I graduated,” Scullion said. “It’s disappointing and I wish I could’ve played those three games but I’m glad I’m back, I’m glad they’re giving me this opportunity so I can’t complain much.”When she does get playing time, Scullion said she’s ready to slip into a new and more comfortable role.“I’m excited about my role this year because I think I can just go in, play hard, and that’s what I like to do anyways,” Scullion said. “There’s no pressure on me to have to score, I just go in, hopefully get some rebounds, and everyone’s happy.”With the demands that come from playing college basketball and being a student in medical school, Scullion plans on staying focused on her goals while making sacrifices along the way.“Right now for me the No. 1 priority is (medical) school, that has to come first,” Scullion said. “I just have to be super disciplined, make sure I’m staying up with my schoolwork, maybe not watch as much reality TV as I’d like.”Scullion will be eligible to play against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more
Ana GrosAndrea Lekic ← Previous Story WCh Brasil 2011: Japan in tears – Denmark and Brasil close “TOP 8” Next Story → Day 4: More than 3100 votes for the World’s Best Player 2011 – Mikkel Hansen takes lead! One of the biggest favorite for the winning of the Women’s EHF Champions League, Hungarian Gyori spend great time in Madrid, where the girls and coaching staff had some kind of Team Building during fantastic weekend with two the biggest derby matches in Spanish and European Football and Handball.Girls watched, firstly, Handball derby between Atletico Madrid and F. C Barcelona 23:25 and that night, they visited “Santiago Bernabeu”, famous Stadium, where Real Madrid played against F.C Barcelona 1:3.As we can see from the Photo, Barca’s fans Andrea Lekic and Ana Gros had a great time on the bench of Jose Mourinho.ANDREA LEKIC FAN PAGE read more
Solution: There is no known cure for the fear, the best you can do is shrink it by deleting all of your text conversations, dialled numbers and Facebook and Twitter statuses. You eejit.5. Work colleagues will want to chat about what you’ve done all weekendGrunting is kinda rude, but it’s all you can muster that isn’t “PLEASE, NO SOUNDS”.Solution: Rehearse the following, and use it no matter what the question.Good thanks, quiet.Sorted.6. Even thinking of opening your email makes you cry hot salty tears of despairSolution: You’ve got this far (we hope) so PUSH ON. If you can’t bring yourself to actually do any work, at least convince everyone around you that you are.Always have an conspicuous spreadsheet open in a tab you can quickly access if anyone walks by. No one ever questions a spreadsheet. No one.7. It’s impossible to get comfortable and everything hurts, including your hairWhat kind of invention is a chair, anyway? We’re not meant to prop our bodies up this way, it’s unnatural.Solution: Obtain a duvet, through whatever means possible.If you’re really against this for fear of looking a bit ‘out there’ then we suppose a big scarf would do, or… A PILLOW-SUIT. Just look at it there, a piece of apparel plucked directly from our soft cosy dreams. Source: dvice8. All attempts to quench your insatiable thirst and hunger are futileThis is the view when you open your mouth:Solution: Only stop short of drowning yourself in water. If you haven’t already near dehydrated yourself after the energy mix, you’re doing well. We recommend you move the water cooler to your desk, but if you still haven’t completed stage five, it could be a problem.As for food, you know what to do. Eat plenty, a lot, and stick to the beige colour palette and you’ll survive until home time. Source: CentralroostGODSPEED.The 8 types of tiredness we’ve all experienced>6 reasons to lobby for a four-day week> IF YOU WERE lucky enough to have the long weekend off, chances are, you’re sitting in work in DESPAIR.Today has all the horrors of a Monday, on a dull, monotonous Tuesday. You’ve more work than usual and a hefty hangover after yesterday’s festivities. Why is life so unfair? But us, we’re here to help.Got a problem? We’ve got a solution.1. There’s not enough room in your head for your skullThis was your exact expression upon waking up and realising that you have to go to work. Source: ImgurSolution: Repeat after us;Four day week. Four day week. FOUR DAY WEEK.2. You feel like you haven’t slept in three days… and you literally haven’t, either.Solution: Imbibe the following energy smoothie recipe for a quick little lift. Source: Forgetoday+ Source: Culturamix+ Source: Utoronto++ Source: Mavromatic=3. Everyone is out to get youThe bus driver, the person on the till in Spar, the office cleaning lady… DEAR GOD, WHY.Solution: Keep the head down, or cover it completely with a hood or balaclava of some sort (not recommended for the shop scenario). If all else fails, just hide and run away screaming if anyone tries to interact.4. Your fear has taken its own independent life formIf you were going on a flight today you’d need to book it a separate seat. read more
Source: Matt Dawson/Twitter 23 Comments Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 10:55 PM Share Tweet Email4 Culminating in the image hitting the front page of Reddit overnight – with nearly 100,000 upvotes Source: RedditSpeaking to DailyEdge.ie, he says that the inspiration behind it was simple:I’d just like the news to stopNext time you see a breaking news ticker flash up, check yourself to see what your thought process is.“Oh f**k what now” just about sums it up.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! PEOPLE ARE NOW, understandably, calling their phones “the fresh horror device” – because every time you unlock it there’s another nugget of nightmarish news awaiting you.And the same goes for breaking news tickers these days.So Irish Twitter user @emmetbroaders came up with a new universal breaking news banner for all 2017 occasions Source: @emmetbroaders Twitter*applause*Once he tweeted it out yesterday afternoon it quickly started picking up thousands of retweets.And other accounts took it and it went even more viral Breaking News pic.twitter.com/PrAZ8glnOb— Give Me Internet (@GiveMeInternet) January 31, 2017 Source: Give Me Internet/Twitter By DailyEdge.ie http://jrnl.ie/3215966 BREAKING NEWS pic.twitter.com/hsyDW0felu— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) January 31, 2017 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Jan 31st 2017, 10:55 PM Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie An Irishman’s joke BBC breaking news ticker has become a huge meme It sums up the horror of every news story these days. 92,933 Views In the process becoming a massive meme in less than 24 hours Add us: dailyedge Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL read more
Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 4:57 PM No Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #COLLISION: A man in his 30s has died after a road traffic collision involving three cars on the N2 Dublin to Derry Road.2. #EVISCERATED: Fianna Fail newcomer Stephen Donnelly has said he has been “eviscerated” online after announcing he was joining the party last week.3. #APPROVED: The Government has approved legislation that will allow for the establishment of medically supervised injecting centres in Ireland.4. #LANDMARK: A campaign by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US is being heard in an Irish court today.5. #STRIKE: Tesco workers at nine branches across the country are set to go on strike from next Tuesday 14 February The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Image: Shutterstock/Pedro Turrini Neto Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3227695 Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Pedro Turrini Neto Feb 7th 2017, 4:57 PM 6,722 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
A LEADING IRISH keyboardist, who played with the likes of Aslan, the Blades and Van Morrison, has died following a battle with cancer.Belfast-native Patrick ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick played with Aslan for over 20 years, and tributes have been paid to him across social media following the news of his death this morning.In a post on their Facebook page, Aslan said that the group was “saddened to let you all know that our good friend and keyboard player… passed away peacefully this morning”.They said that Fitzpatrick had played with “lots of other great bands but we liked to think of him as ours”.In a separate post, the Blades said the whole band were “utterly crushed” to hear of his passing, calling him one of the “most talented musicians this country has ever produced” and the “Belfast maestro”. Source: Aslan via Facebook Source: The Blades via Facebook Sorry to hear of death of keys player Pat Fitzpatrick had the pleasure of directing this on Late Late Show while ago https://t.co/ZwmWIRLDG5— Michael Kealy (@michaelkealy1) April 19, 2017 Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 5:05 PM By Sean Murray Source: Paul Harrington/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email5 Image: Aslan via Facebook Apr 19th 2017, 5:05 PM 45,498 Views Image: Aslan via Facebook http://jrnl.ie/3347584 I was very sad to hear of the passing of Pat Fitzpatrick today. A master musician and an old friend. Rest In Peace.— Paul Harrington (@paulharro) April 19, 2017 6 Comments Aslan also said that the keyboardist had been “rocking the roof off the Cork Opera House” with them as little as 11 days ago, and that they had “great memories together”.Read: Over 30,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospitalRead: The House of Commons has voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on 8 June Source: Michael Kealy/Twitter Short URL Aslan pay tribute as keyboardist Patrick ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick dies following battle with cancer The keyboardist had played with Aslan for over 20 years. read more