9 months agoEx-Man City captain Yaya Toure open to Premier League return

first_imgEx-Man City captain Yaya Toure open to Premier League returnby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City captain Yaya Toure is open to a Premier League return.The midfielder has refused to rule out a return to the Premier League after an unsuccessful short spell at Olympiakos.“You never know, maybe the Premier League?” Toure said.“I enjoyed it, I enjoyed it to be honest.“If I can possibly play one more year or two years, we will see.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Former Indiana Star RB Tevin Coleman Misspelled “Hoosiers” On This Trading Card

first_imgTevin Coleman Hoosiers Trading Card.Tevin Coleman Hoosiers Trading CardTevin Coleman played three years of football at Indiana, and was one of the top running backs in the Big Ten his last two seasons. He was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons after leaving school with one year of eligibility remaining.Three years was plenty of time for Coleman to establish himself as a star on the gridiron, but apparently not long enough for him to learn to spell IU’s nickname. Trading card company Panini America includes athlete artwork in its packs, and Coleman’s sketch featured a misspelling of the word Hoosiers.Tevin Coleman’s 1 of 1 art card for Panini pic.twitter.com/5bJA1ZrCXj— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 15, 2015Ouch. That’s a pretty bad mistake by Coleman, and kind of odd that Panini didn’t want him to correct it. The IU faithful probably won’t be happy to see this, though we’re sure they’ll still accept Coleman due to the yeoman’s effort he put forth on the field for a sub-par team.last_img read more

Listen: Texas WR Daje Johnson Released A Rap Single, ‘Dealer’, About Dealing Drugs

first_imgA closeup of a Texas Longhorns cheerleader.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 27: A cheerleader of the Texas Longhorns show Hook’em Horns during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium October 27, 2007 in Austin, Texas. Texas won 28-25. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson recently released a rap single titled, “Dealer,” and, well, it’s focused on a topic you don’t want a student-athlete to be rapping about. The single, appropriately titled, is about dealing drugs. The track opens, “If you lookin’ for the dealer, I got the plug. Probly catch him with the reefer.” Here’s the full song. It contains lyrics that are not safe for work. Johnson has had somewhat of a troubled career with the Longhorns, catching just five passes for -7 yards in 2014. Reaction to the single getting released was expectedly critical. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound senior later apologized for the song. I apologize for my prior post Dealer. I assure you that I’m still focused on my goals this season…… I just make music for fun— Daje’ Johnson (@BL4CKM4KO) July 8, 2015Texas opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Notre Dame. [Burnt Orange Nation]last_img read more

The fight in Peace River Valley balancing money and the environment

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsIn the second part of a look into the fight to save the Peace River Valley APTN takes a closer look at the economy generated the Site C dam would bring if it’s built in northern British Columbia.However, some see it as a difficult balance between saving the environment and the creation of jobs that the project will bring to an area hard hit by the crash of the oil boom.last_img

Buckeyes field hockey flash past Kent State 82

It took the Ohio State field hockey team seven games to score nine goals. Against Kent State, the Buckeyes almost matched their season total for goals. OSU (5-3) beat Kent State (4-6) on Wednesday, 8-2, at Buckeye Varsity Field. After back-to-back road wins at Ohio University and Bucknell, OSU returned home and extended its win streak to three games. Senior forward Danica Deckard helped lead OSU to the win, tallying a hat trick and an assist. Deckard now has eight of the team’s 17 goals this season. By game’s end, six different OSU players had scored and four had posted an assist. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said her team now has the look of a “hungry” squad. “I like the way we are playing together, our timing is a lot better,” Wilkinson said. “We’re distributing the ball and off second effort we are able to finish our opportunities.” Deckard agreed. “We were just really connecting passes and making stuff happen. So, it was really good to get a game like this where we made each other look good,” Deckard said. Kent State struck first 10 minutes into the game and held onto the lead until the 23rd minute when Deckard scored two unassisted goals in less than three minutes to give the Buckeyes their first lead. OSU wouldn’t look back. A goal from senior forward Berta Queralt, assisted by junior back Nora Murer, brought the score to 3-1 with five minutes left in the first half. OSU struck first in the second half with the first career goal from sophomore midfielder Mona Frommhold and an assist from Deckard nine minutes in. The Golden Flashes countered with a goal of their own less than a minute later making the score 4-2. After giving up a second goal, junior goalkeeper Emma Voelker turned away three shots and OSU held Kent State scoreless in the last 25 minutes of the match. “Emma played great, Emma made some great touches on it,” Wilkinson said. “All the support players in that corner defense played really smart, really proud of them.” OSU continued to pull away from the Golden Flashes with consecutive goals from veteran players in the span of almost five minutes. First, it was junior midfielder Paula Pastor-Pitarque who won possession of the ball in front the net and put it past the goalie for her second goal of the season. Next, Deckard completed the hat trick with a goal off an assist from sophomore forward/midfielder Carly Mackessy. The Buckeyes kept the pedal to the metal despite their 6-2 lead and scored two more goals in the last five minutes of the game. OSU’s seventh tally came from freshman forward Peanut Johnson with an assist from fellow freshman forward/midfielder Annie VonderBrink. It was Johnson’s first career goal and VonderBrink’s first career point. “It was exciting because I’ve been working hard but it was a complete team effort,” Johnson said about her first goal. The scoring barrage ended with a second goal from Frommhold with 3:17 left in the game. The Buckeyes will continue their home stand and start Big Ten play Friday versus No. 10 Northwestern. “It’s going to be a great game, like every team in the Big Ten you can’t take any of them lightly,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be a really tough, we just have to fight for all 70 minutes.” read more

Body found identity known Police waiting to tell parents

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIt has been nearly three days since the discovery of a woman’s body in Pirates Cove, Provo and Police have still not classified the investigation where possibly, another killer could be on the loose.  Police have identified the body, but resist confirming if it is missing 26 year old Uneira Veras.  Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Magnetic Media was told last night that parents of the victim must first be informed.  Pirates Cove is a remote historic and ecological site in the north-west area of Provo; the discovery was madeSaturday afternoon. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Related Items:body found, crime, murder, tci crime Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019last_img read more

JAMAICA Work Underway to Rebuild Walkers Place of Safety

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 26, 2018 – Kingston – Preliminary work is under way for the reconstruction of the Walker’s Place of Safety in Kingston.   Minister of State for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said that architectural work has started, with one architect providing his services at a reduced cost.“We now have in place a project management team. We have already started some architectural drawings, so we have started that process towards rebuilding the home,” he informed.He was speaking at the reopening of the Muirton Child Care Facility in Manchioneal, Portland, on Wednesday (February 21).   Two children lost their lives when the Walker’s Place of Safety, located at the intersection of Lyndhurst Road and Lyndhurst Crescent, was gutted by fire in January.  Mr. Green said that the “outpouring of love” is continuing for the 34 affected children, who, he noted, are back in school.  He noted that in addition to contributions to the relief and rebuilding efforts, the children have been treated to hotel stays on the north coast.  He said the support being provided by external partners and philanthropists is giving them “wonderful experiences”.“Even in the difficult times, it is also a time of hope and a time when we have seen some of the best of Jamaica,” he said.   “The children are doing well and we continue to provide significant support for them,” he added.Meanwhile, the State Minister said that the report from the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) as to the cause of the fire “will be critical as we move forward in relation to planning and ensuring that we can minimise the possibility of these incidents occurring”.Members of the public can drop off donations of food, educational supplies and personal care items between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) offices at 40 Duke Street, Kingston; 48 Duke Street, Kingston; 12 Carlton Crescent, Kingston, or any other location islandwide.They can also make monetary contributions at the National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) Duke Street Branch, account number: 061018964; or  email: info@cda.gov.jm.Release: JISlast_img read more

Man Arrested By AST After Failure To Stop

first_imgUpon contact investigation revealed Corona was operating the vehicle with a revoked operator’s license and no motor vehicle insurance. Corona was issued traffic citations for driving revoked in a Double Fines Safety Corridor and driving without motor vehicle insurance in a Double Fines Safety Corridor. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna AST K-9 Team, on August 7th, attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red 1998 Pontiac Montana Transport van, at Mile 91 of the Sterling Highway in Homer, after observing the driver failing to wear a seatbelt. Corona was arrested for misdemeanor eluding and was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial where he was released on his own recognizance.center_img The driver and sole occupant later identified as Luis R. Corona (58) YOA of Soldotna failed to pull over. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near the driveway of Backtrackers Trailer Park and Corona fled from the vehicle on foot. K-9 announcements were given and Corona voluntarily gave himself up and was taken into custody without incident.last_img read more

FaceUp Associations Now

first_imgAfter reviewing a number of portfolios, Lower chose Rohde based on his “use of type and the monochromatic aspect of it,” she says. While the magazine generally opts for color-intense covers, says Lower, every once in a while it breaks away from this; for example, with its November 2008 issue featuring an embossed Braille cover.For the August cover, “We gave Mike [Rohde] two directions he could take the design: the first was to do something about visual thinking, and the second was to do a meta cover on what it would be like to create an Associations Now cover in sketchnote form,” says Lower. The two decided upon a visual thinking collage comprised of the tools and notes in sketchnote style.The first step was for Rohde to sketch a rough pencil design, which he did in a Moleskine squared notebook. He then scanned it in and sent it to Lower for review. The next step was  creating the cover in actual size on a sheet of heavy paper, laying out elements like the logo, headlines and table of contents. Producing the cover’s creamy background color in Photoshop was particularly tricky, Rohde says, as “it’s easy to lean too much toward yellow or red.”As part of the magazine’s recent standardization, Lower considered keeping the mechanical (non-sketchnote) logo. However, afraid it would impact the design look, she ultimately opted for Rohde’s sketch. “I think it’s bold enough that everyone gets it,” she adds. DESIGNER’S COMMENTS “This cover, for all its complexity, is in reality far too simple. Defiantly archaic, there is little here that speaks to the present: black and white and without nary a nod to anything digital, this sketch feels like a blueprint for some far more fascinating image. It is busy to a point of distraction and while visual allusion as concept is good, this lacks old school charm: it simply looks dated. Typographically, the hand lettering overwhelms the concept leaving it without irony or intrigue.”Randy Dunbar  | Creative Director | RandyDunbar.com“In the broadest sense, I think it’s a good idea and executed well. However, it’s trying to cover too much ground, and the lack of focus undermines what could have been a striking cover. I’ve had to wade through too many platitudes about erasers, Post-it notes, and redundant calls to action (I get it: it’s fun, and erasers are good). To focus on this ‘fun,’ they could have made a cool drawing as the focus of the cover; instead, I see pens and a pretty generic guy running. The biggest crime is the absence of color. Imagine a really fantastic doodle, of, say, butterflies or lightning bolts or even light bulbs—anything to convey the idea of imagination and inspiration—and imagine it in color. Even if they really wanted to be sticklers about the sketching, the colors could simply be highlighter colors (pink, yellow).”Jason Treat | Art Director | The Atlantic MAGSTATSIssue: August 2009Frequency: Monthly Launched: October 2005Circ: 22,500Publishing Company: American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association LeadershipEditor-in-Chief: Lisa JunkerArt Director: Beth LowerDoodles and napkin Sketches are fun but do they work for a magazine cover design?When Associations Now turned to illustrator Mike Rohde to create its August issue cover, they relinquished some creative control. “For a typical issue, we would hire an illustrator to create a cover concept that we brainstormed, or work directly with them,” says art director Beth Lower. But for this, Lower decided to bring on one of the illustrators referenced in Mark Athitakis’ cover story, “Do You Need Me to Draw You a Picture?” last_img read more

Cognizants focus shift to banking and financial services to affect Indian staff

first_imgMost of these job cuts were likely to happen in India, the largest offshore delivery location for the company, the reports said citing another person in the know. “As part of our realignment programme, the management is evaluating various strategies, including a further employee separation programme. The timing, nature, and magnitude of the initiatives are yet to be not finalized,” Cognizant said in a note.Cognizant last week slashed its revenue guidance by nearly half ranging from 3.6 to 5.1 percent for 2019 and new chief executive officer Brian Humphries flagged concerns with regard to execution and gave an indication of immediate cost-optimization steps, including slashing of jobs. “I believe, cost equals growth. We will improve our cost structure as a means to invest in growth,” Humphries said in the post-earnings call. “Our headcount growth has exceeded the rise in revenue in the past two quarters,” he said. Chief financial officer Karen McLoughlin spoke of employee pyramid optimization, sustaining a higher level of utilization and improvement in pricing as some of the options available for expanding the margin.While most IT services firms around the world added more staff in the past one year to meet growth projection, it has apparently not worked for Cognizant because of the loss of a few clients and project ramp-downs. “Cognizant has just seen growth slowdown and not negative growth. It is still growing. Perhaps, the new CEO wants to start on a clean slate, which can be one of the possible reasons for this guidance and pyramid optimization,” the report quoted Pareekh Jain, an IT outsourcing advisor and founder of Pareekh Consulting, as saying. “Cognizant is rather very transparent with regard to employee issues.”No tall tales here: Listen to true stories about the unprecedented efficiency and accelerated outcomes our IPA solutions deliver. #automation https://t.co/7Ux1IHhnFg pic.twitter.com/QoEriGgUFV— Cognizant (@Cognizant) May 6, 2019 IT majors to lay off at least 56,000 employees this year IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The Chennai office of US-based IT services Cognizant. The company’s shift in growth strategy is likely to affect jobs in India where 70 percent of its employees are based. FlickrIndia will be worst hit as US-based IT services company Cognizant is reportedly considering a shift in strategic focus to banking and financial services, reports say. About 70 percent of the New Jersey-based company’s 281,600 employees are based in India.The company expects its dollar revenue to grow 3.9-4.9 percent in 2019 against the target of 7-9 percent growth it set in February. This is the worst projection in history of the company Francisco D’Souza and Kumar Mahadeva co-founded in 1994. The company had given a voluntary separation package to about 400 senior executives in 2017 in a cost optimization move, according to reports.The company may force even more broad-based job cuts now covering different levels of employees, a report in Business Standard said. “While last time, the job cuts were limited to senior-level staffers. This time, even non-billable mid-level executives such as managers and even staffers in the consulting vertical with low utilization levels are likely to be affected,” a person familiar with developments in the company told the paper.last_img read more

British investors keen to invest more in Bangladesh

first_imgRushanara AliBritish prime minister’s trade envoy to Bangladesh Rushanara Ali, MP, on Sunday said British investors are interested to invest more in Bangladesh as the two countries are in discussion on how the trade relationship can be strengthened, reports UNB.Terming Bangladesh a close friend of the UK, she said the UK is happy to see Bangladesh’s progress.Rushanara said there is opportunity to boost trade and investment ties between the two countries through sincere efforts from both sides, said the commerce ministry after her meeting with commerce minister Tofail Ahmed. The meeting was held at Commerce Minister’s Banani residence in the capital.She said the British investors are keen to invest in readymade garment sector, energy and development sector.The trade envoy appreciated Bangladesh’s efforts after Rana Plaza incident and noted that there is opportunity for further development in the RMG sector.Minister Tofail hoped that the trade relations between Bangladesh and the UK will increase even after the UK comes out from the European Union (EU) formally.”Bangladesh is in close discussion with the UK in this regard,” said the minister mentioning that Bangladesh now enjoys duty-free and quota free market access to the EU under everything but arms (EBA) scheme.The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It is scheduled to depart at 11:00pm UK time on 29 March, 2019.Responding to a question, Tofail said the government expects that all political parties will take part in the next national election.He also hoped that the election will be held in a free, fair and credible manner.Rushanara arrived here on Saturday evening on a five-day visit to discuss how trade and investment ties between the two countries can be strengthened further.Earlier, a trade delegation of nine British railway companies, led by Rushanara, visited Bangladesh in September last, showcasing UK expertise in the railway sector.The cross-party Trade Envoy programme was established in 2012 to build bilateral trade relationship and help drive economic growth in the countries identified as key markets for the UK.The UK has strong business interests in Bangladesh as it remains one of the largest foreign investors, officials said.Over 100 British companies are operating in sectors like retail, banking, energy, infrastructure, consultancy and education with main centres of operation in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.The UK is also the third single largest destination for exports from Bangladesh.last_img read more

Rohingya man among 2 killed in gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo people, including a Rohingya man accused of human trafficking, were killed in what the law enforcers called a gunfight with police at Katabunia in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar on early Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Md Rubel Hossain, 28, and Omar Faruk, 33, a Rohingya refugee from Kutupalong camp.Pardip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, said police conducted a drive to arrest members of a human trafficking group around 12:30am.”The human traffickers opened fire as soon as our team reached the spot,” he said adding, “Rubel and Faruk were killed in the ensuing gunfight.”UNB says, they were accused in human trafficking cases adding the police had sent the bodies to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Two pistols and several bullets were recovered from the spot, according to the police.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first five months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 162, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

Flynn Rejects TrumpRussia Probe Subpoena Dems Say He Lied

first_imgPresident Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia’s election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check.With Trump himself in the Mideast on his first foreign trip as president, investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign — and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration — showed no sign of slackening in Washington. Flynn’s lawyers claimed an “escalating public frenzy” against the former aide justified declining the subpoena for his records.The attorneys told the Senate intelligence committee Flynn will not turn over personal documents sought under the congressional subpoena nor otherwise comply as part of its investigation. Hours later, Rep. Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House oversight committee, cited what he said were inconsistencies in Flynn’s disclosures to U.S. investigators in early 2016 during his security clearance review.Cummings said Flynn appeared to have lied about the source of a $33,000 payment from Russia’s state-sponsored television network, failed to identify foreign officials with whom he met — including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin — and glossed over his firing as chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Obama administration. Cummings made his points in a letter asking the committee’s chairman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, to subpoena the White House for documents related to Flynn.Flynn’s own defensive crouch revealed the high legal stakes he faces as investigations intensify: a U.S. counterintelligence probe of Russia, a criminal investigation involving him and multiple congressional probes.His attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment on the new assertions by Cummings.Besides the “public frenzy,” Flynn lawyers also said earlier in the day the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel has created a legally dangerous environment for him to cooperate with the Senate panel’s investigation.Trump appointed Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and top military intelligence chief, as his top national security aide in January, only to fire him less than a month later. The White House said that Flynn had misled top U.S. officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials, including Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.Democratic Rep. Cummings said Monday that Flynn repeatedly provided inconsistent or untruthful statements to U.S. security clearance investigators in January 2016 before the renewal of his credentials. The Trump administration has criticized the Obama administration for failing to properly vet Flynn during that period, but Cummings and other Democrats have blasted Trump and his team for failing to more carefully check Flynn’s background before they brought him to the White House.Cummings cited a report in March 2016 that he said showed the retired Army general telling authorities that payments he received for his 2015 trip to Moscow were paid by “U.S. companies.” In fact, the oversight committee released detailed email and payment records months ago showing that the source of Flynn’s payment of more than $33,000 was RT, the Russian state-sponsored television network that has been labeled a propaganda network by U.S. intelligence.Flynn went to Moscow to appear at an RT gala, sitting at the head table with Putin. Flynn was paid $45,000 by RT for the appearance through his speaker’s group, Leading Authorities Inc. After the firm’s deduction, Flynn received the $33,000, according to records obtained by the committee.Meanwhile, the Senate committee’s subpoena to Flynn focused on his interactions with Russian officials. It sought a wide range of information and documents about his and the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians dating back to June 2015.Flynn’s response stressed that his decision to invoke his constitutional protection was not an admission of wrongdoing but rather a response to the current political climate in which Democratic members of Congress are calling for his prosecution. Even “truthful responses of an innocent witness” can give the government ammunition that could be used against him, the attorneys noted, quoting a 2001 Supreme Court ruling.The attorneys noted that if Flynn complied with the committee’s request, he could be confirming the existence of documents, an act that itself could be used against him.Trump himself walked back into the Russia controversy during his visit to Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, standing beside him, was asked Monday if he had any concerns about intelligence sharing with the U.S.After Netanyahu responded — he said the cooperation was terrific — Trump volunteered that he “never mentioned the word or the name Israel” during his recent Oval Office conversation with top Russian diplomats.That comment referred to revelations that he divulged classified information about an Islamic State threat in his May 10 meeting in the Oval Office with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. U.S. officials have said the information originated with Israel. However, it has not been alleged that Trump told the Russians that Israel was the source.Trump has defended Flynn since his ouster and called on him to strike an immunity deal because Flynn was facing a “witch hunt.” The president’s comments were in stark contrast to his harsh words during the 2016 campaign for people who received immunity or invoked the Fifth Amendment in the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.“You see, the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” Trump said during a September campaign rally in Iowa.On Monday, one of Trump’s top GOP supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, told reporters during a news conference in Trenton that he had expressed concerns about Flynn during the presidential transition.“If I were president-elect of the United States, I wouldn’t let General Flynn in the White House,” Christie said.Flynn’s decision does not fully close the door on future cooperation with the committee. Attorney Kelner said in March that Flynn wants to tell his story “should the circumstances permit,” and he said it would be unreasonable for him to agree to be questioned “without assurances against unfair prosecution.”Flynn’s letter comes less than two weeks after the committee issued a subpoena for his documents as part of its ongoing investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign. In addition to the Senate investigation, Flynn is also being investigated by other congressional committees, as well as an FBI counterintelligence probe and a separate federal criminal investigation in northern Virginia.An additional complication for the congressional committees: If they move to grant Flynn immunity, they will likely have to enter into discussions with Mueller to determine whether that could impede the FBI’s case.Former CIA Director John Brennan is to testify in open and closed hearings Tuesday before the House intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation. Sharelast_img read more

Ashoke Sarkar files complaint against BJP RSS leaders

first_imgKolkata: Former BJP state committee member Ashoke Sarkar has filed a complaint at Bidhannagar East police station against senior BJP and RSS leaders in the state, alleging nepotism and financial corruption over allocation of LPG distribution agency.Sarkar, who did not name any particular leader in his complaint, said: “Dilip Ghosh being the state president of BJP, must be aware of such impropriety associated with allotment of LPG agencies in the state.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe alleged that in recommending names of people, the BJP leadership has been collecting money from across the state.”The final list of 235 individuals being sent to a senior RSS leader for approval strangely contains a 17 digit numeric code of different oil companies, suggesting that there has been serious breach of secrecy and leak in exclusive government information that may have benefitted BJP and RSS leaders in Bengal in some way or the other. The list has been submitted to the police for necessary action,” Sarkar said.He urged the police to carry a thorough probe over the serious matter and punish the offenders as per law.According to a sources, allegations of financial corruption associated with LPG connection against BJP leaders have come up from Murshidabad and Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas and would go up to the tune of a few crores.last_img read more