Tourists forced to write ‘sorry’ 500 times over India lockdown breach

first_imgPolice have come up with unusual methods to encourage people to stay home to halt the spread of the deadly disease, including wearing coronavirus-shaped helmets.But officers in some states were also seen in videos on social media beating drivers on roadsides and making people out and about during lockdown do squats and leapfrogs as punishment.On Sunday, police said they arrested nine people violating the lockdown after an officer’s hand was chopped off in northern Punjab state’s Patiala district.The group were stopped in a vehicle at a checkpoint and — refusing to turn back as ordered — hit the accelerator and smashed into steel barricades, officials said.During the clash, one of the group pulled out a sword, slicing off a policeman’s hand. Six more officers were injured in the attack, police said.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to extend a nationwide lockdown that was originally slated to end on Tuesday, for another two weeks.Some states have already extended the restrictions.On Sunday, India had registered more than 8,300 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths from the disease.Topics : Ten foreigners who broke a coronavirus lockdown in an Indian town made famous by the Beatles, were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” — 500 times, officials said Sunday.The nationwide lockdown was imposed near the end of March, with residents permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.The travelers — from Israel, Mexico, Australia and Austria — were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, where the Beatles sought spirituality at an Ashram in 1968. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times.More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishment was handed out to teach them a lesson.Police said they would direct hotels in the area to allow foreign guests to step out only if accompanied by local helpers.Establishments that did not follow the order could face legal action, Sharma said.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang laughs at Shkodran Mustafi’s woeful cross against Newcastle

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang laughs at Shkodran Mustafi’s woeful cross against Newcastle Comment (Picture: Sky Sports)Thankfully for Mustafi, his misplaced cross didn’t impact the result as Lacazette secured three points for Arsenal with a dinked finish in the 83rd minute.Emery’s men have equaled last season’s points total of 63 with seven matches remaining of the 2018/19 campaign.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesLast month, Emmanuel Petit nicknamed Mustafi ‘King of the blunders’ after yet another mistake in the north London derby.Mustafi cost Arsenal as his needless foul inside the penalty area allowed Tottenham the chance to draw 1-1 at Wembley.‘I was surprised to see him start (in the north London derby),’ Petit said after the match.‘He is the king of blunders.’ Shkodran Mustafi’s shocking cross tickled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Sky Sports)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang couldn’t help but laugh as Shkodran Mustafi put in one of the worst crosses of the Premier League season against Newcastle.Arsenal went above Manchester United and north London rivals Tottenham in the table as goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette either side of the break sealed a 2-0 win.While the Gunners successfully recorded their third clean sheet in as many matches, Mustafi was a weak link at the back and constantly lost possession at the Emirates.Despite nailing down a place in Unai Emery’s starting XI, Mustafi has looked shaky for much of the season and Arsenal fans were once again criticising the German for his performance.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOne moment which pretty much summed up Mustafi’s display came in the 68th minute as Arsenal were searching for a second goal to kill off Rafael Benitez’s side.The defender, playing on the right side of a back three, hared down the wing before hoofing a ‘cross’ into row Z of the North Bank end.It was all going so well… (Picture: Sky Sports)Some say the ball is still travelling… (Picture: Sky Sports)Aubameyang had a little chuckle to himself about Mustafi’s woeful effort…center_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Apr 2019 11:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link749Shares Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:44FullscreenArsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out over Manchester United’s plan to appoint a technical director Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea star Willian tells friends he wants to join Arsenal

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Aug 2020 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link537Shares Advertisement Willian wants to join Arsenal (Credits: AP)Chelsea winger Willian has told close pals that he’s rejected a big money offer from Inter Miami because he wants to join Arsenal.The Brazilian is out of contract at Stamford Bridge and the club are yet to offer him the three-year deal he craves.Willian, 31, has received a number of offers across the world, including a lucrative one from David Beckham’s Inter Miami.However, according to the Mirror, Willian has told close friends that he’s turned down a pay rise to move to Florida because he wants to join Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. ADVERTISEMENTWillian is settled in London and doesn’t want to uproot his young family, which has played into Arsenal’s hands. Advertisement Chelsea star Willian tells friends he wants to join Arsenal Willian is happy to stay in London. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)The Gunners are ready to give Willian a three-year deal on wages of £120,000-a-week, though the Brazilian has asked for the option of a fourth year. AdvertisementAdvertisementWillian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has good relations with the Gunners and is brokering the deal for the winger’s move across London.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOnce Willian is through the door, Arsenal will focus their efforts on signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.The Ghanaian has a £45m release clause in his contract but Arsenal are unwilling to activate it, as they’d prefer to agree a lower price and to include Matteo Guendouzi in a deal.Partey is keen on a move to London but Atletico are desperate for him to sign a new deal in order to remove the release clause in his contract. MORE: Fulham seal promotion back to the Premier League after Joe Bryan’s brace sinks Brentford 2-1 in Championship play-off finalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

ODE takes installation operator role at Premier’s Tolmount

first_imgODE Asset Management (ODE AM), a subsidiary of engineering and operations support services contractor ODE Group, has been appointed as an installation operator of the Tolmount Platform in the Southern North Sea.Source: PremierThe Tolmount platform and associated gas export pipeline comprise the Humber Gathering System, which is owned by Humber Gathering System Limited (HGSL), a Kellas Midstream company and Dana Petroleum.The Humber Gathering System will initially deliver gas from the Tolmount field, owned by Premier Oil and Dana Petroleum, to the Easington onshore gas terminal.The Tolmount platform, a normally unattended installation, is now under construction, with first gas planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.ODE said on Thursday that, as the installation operator, it would be responsible for the safe operation of the platform and provide operations, maintenance, and integrity support services.ODE is currently providing operational input throughout the project execution phase and has full responsibility for operational readiness.ODE AM managing director Paul Chilvers said: “We are very pleased to be taking on the role of installation operator for the Tolmount platform. This appointment further strengthens our growth strategy, which, aligned with our recent office opening in Aberdeen, provides the basis for ODEAM to take on further installation operator contracts.”Alan Murray, HGSL’s operations and projects director, added: “ODE AM is an experienced name in the SNS and is bringing its experience to bear in a positive manner on the Tolmount project. This is an exciting new development, and we look forward to ODE AM playing its part in the future success of the venture.”The Tolmount gas field was sanctioned by operator Premier in August 2018. The sanction was preceded by the approval of the development back in June 2018.At the time of sanction, Premier said that the Tolmount Main gas field was expected to produce around 500 bcf of gas (96 mmboe) with peak production of up to 300 mmscfd (58 kboepd).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Rodney Hide: Why I smacked my 3-year-old

first_imgNZ Herald 25 May 2014Quick. Call the cops! I smacked my 3-year-old.It wasn’t Once Were Warriors. Far from it.I never gave the law a thought. Perhaps I should have. Amending Section 59 of the Crimes Act proved hugely controversial and I could hardly plead ignorance. But I spent too many years in Parliament to look to politics for parental guidance.Besides, Section 59 is contradictory and confusing. It says that I am justified in using “reasonable” force to prevent “the child from engaging … in offensive or disruptive behaviour”. That’s me, I’m sure.But then, “Nothing … justifies the use of force for the purpose of correction”. So that wasn’t me.And, “To avoid doubt, it is affirmed that the police have the discretion not to prosecute complaints … where the offence is considered to be so inconsequential that there is no public interest in proceeding with a prosecution”.Brilliant. Smacking is banned. With loopholes to enable smacking. It’s the perfect political solution: everyone is accommodated.And outside the smacking brouhaha, we parents must just get on with it. We are not perfect. But we do our best. And we love our kids to bits. That’s what counts. Not what Sue Bradford, Helen Clark and John Key have to say. read more

Oops…city gov’t defers inspection of businesses

first_imgAs to the number of businesses thatrenewed their permits, Tabud said 14, 274 were issued with tax order ofpayments – short of the projected 16,391 business establishments. ILOILO City – The scheduled inspectionof business establishments beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, did not push through. It was decided that the checking ofbusiness permits would be moved to days after the Dinagyang Festival, accordingto Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) head Norman Tabud. As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 9, 228 of the12,410 that paid were issued with business permits. Tabud said there was a revision in theexecutive order of the city mayor creating the inspection team. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CIRDERO/PN The Dinagyang Festival highlight is onSunday, Jan. 26. According to Tabud, more citygovernment departments would be joining the inspection team. Of the 14,275, 12, 410 already paid while1,865 were “due for payment”, said Tabud. “Meaning to say, amo ‘ni sila ang nakahabol sa deadline.” It was previously reported that theBureau of Fire Protection, City Tourism and Development Office and CityTreasurer’s Office would help the BPLO in the inspection beginning Jan. 21 or aday right after the Jan. 20 deadline of the period for renewal of businesspermits. Tabud said they target to complete theissuance of business permits to all who applied by the end of January./PNlast_img read more

Batesville CYO Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Louis-1 60                St. Michael’s  55It would take overtime for St. Louis-1 to remain undefeated as they beat St. Michael’s 60-55. St. Louis-1 trailed the entire game in regulation. We didn’t play well in the 1st half and we hadn’t trailed all season so the 2nd half would be a good test to see how we would respond playing from behind. Even though we never lead in regulation, we really played the 2nd half with a different attitude.  Lane Oesterling would hit a 3 pointer in the closing seconds to send the game into overtime at 50. In the overtime St. Louis-1 would take the lead with a quick basket off the tip and would go on to outscore St. Michael’s 10-5 in overtime to secure the win. This was a big win for us and in the 2nd half and overtime we executed our offense much better and did a better jump rebounding.Lane Oesterling 18; Kyle Siefert 10; Cooper Williams 9; Alex Westerfeld 8; Sam Giesting 7; Nathan Eckstein 4; Jayden Beal          3; Sam Bedel 1.St. Louis-2 49          All Saints  71St. Louis-2 fell to a much taller and more experienced All Saints team 71-49. The first quarter would be the difference in the game as All Saints would lead 24-8 after the 1st quarter. We just didn’t have the size to compete with them. They were just too big and strong inside for us. Give credit to St. Louis-2 as the would do a better job the last 3 quarters but weren’t able to over the poor start.Adam Cox 16; Evan Vogelsang 12; Charlie Prickle 5; Christian Anderson 5; Joey Gutzwiller 3; Brayton Worthington 2; George Ritter 2; Tyler Kuntz 2; Karson Macke 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.last_img read more

Harold L. Harrison – Brookville

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Brookville EMS or to a charity of choice.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Harold Harrison. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Tom Marshall will officiate services on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Harold’s memory include his wife of 39 years, Penny Harrison; two sons, Brian Harrison (Jessica Singer), and Chris Harrison, both of Brookville; one “adopted son,” John Houston, Jr. of Seymour; six grandchildren, Avery, Holten, and Payton Harrison, and Shelby, Tyson and Mady Rosenberger; four sisters, Linda Truett and Joyce Neely of Kentucky, Charlena Jackson of Amelia, OH, and Deanna Wilson of Buena Vista, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Imogene Metcalf, Vera Edwards, and George and Troy Harrison.center_img Harold L. Harrison, of Brookville, was born on September 14, 1960 in Jackson County, Kentucky, a son to Lincoln and Veva “Bernice” Thomas Harrison.  He married Penny Fasbinder on September 8, 1979 in Oldenburg and she survives.  Harold drove a truck for 35 years, but his passions were fabricating cars, dirt racing, and 4-wheeling.  On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 58, he passed away at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.last_img read more

40th Tour Du Lac set for Saturday

first_imgBUCKSPORT — This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Tour Du Lac, one of the oldest road races in the state.Last year, the race was voted as having the best directorship of the Sub5 series races.The 10-mile course starts at the Bucksport Town Pool, circles Silver Lake, heads up Central Street onto Millvale Road and then heads onto Charlie Cole Road. The race will finish at the town pool, where runners can cool off with a swim.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and registration starts at 6:30. Walkers are encouraged to start at 6:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRace directors Margaret and Chris Jones will award age-group winners with homemade jam, which they have done for the past five years.“Bumbleberry and strawberry have become two of the favorites,” Chris Jones said. “In honor of its 40th year, the race directors are offering $100 to the first male and female to break the course records.”The records are currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06).The Tour Du Lac was first held back in 1976 and was founded by local runners Steve and Anne Norton.The Joneses inherited the race directorship from another local running couple, Joan and Fred Merriam, who had taken over for the Nortons in the 1980s.The race also offers the 100-mile club certificate to runners who complete 10 races.Chris Jones said of the more than 1,170 runners who have competed in the race over 39 years, only 43 have joined this exclusive club.This year, Jones said he expects Jen Noonan of Bucksport, Peter Lodge and Larry Rich to join the club.last_img read more