Good show: first pictures of £600m Paddington Goods Yard released

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Indonesia to exchange US fugitive in Bali for two Indonesian fugitives in US

first_imgMarcus Beam, 50, and his female partner, identified only as WPC, 48, were arrested at a villa in Badung regency, Bali.Beam has been accused of embezzling around US$500,000 from investors in Chicago and using the money for his personal expenses.After being detained by US authorities in September, Beam allegedly escaped the US in January using a passport that listed a different name.“We agree to consider [Beam’s] deportation with a guarantee of reciprocity from the US government,” said Awi. (syk)Topics : Indonesia is set to exchange American fugitive Marcus Beam, who was recently detained in Bali where he was hiding while reportedly making pornographic videos, with two Indonesian fugitives detained in the United States.The National Police’s public information bureau head, Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono, said the police had been working closely with the US Marshals Service (USMS) in the US Department of Justice on the matter.“The USMS is willing to help repatriate two Indonesian fugitives, namely Indra Budiman, or IB, and Sai Ngo NG, or SNN, in exchange for Marcus Beam,” Awi said in a video teleconference on Wednesday, as quoted by Awi said that IB and SNN had been on the Interpol’s red notice list since 2018.IB is wanted over fraud and money-laundering cases related to the sales of Swiss-Belhotel in Bali from September 2012 to August 2014.Meanwhile, SNN is wanted over a corruption case related to fictitious proposals for the microcredit program (KUR) made to East Java administration-owned lender Bank Jatim occurring in 2011 and 2012.Both are now in legal proceedings in the US because of immigration violations, namely overstaying their visas. IB was arrested in California, while SNN was held in Texas.last_img read more

Approvals data points to a property turnaround on the cards

first_imgBuilding approvals have dived dramatically in the past year, but there are signs of that fall now slowing. Picture: Bruce Long.It’s being billed as the most significant thing to happen to the property market since the GST brought on a correction — and it could herald the turnaround we’ve been waiting for.Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has seen building approvals fall a massive 19.5 per cent in the 2018/2019 year compared to 2017/2018. MORE: Untouched home sells $100k above reserve FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK “Building approvals in the month of June fell a modest 1.2 per cent. If the market stabilises at this level, it will remain well above previous market troughs.”Add to that the fact that data came before lending conditions were relaxed and recent interest rate cuts.June figures saw seasonally adjusted building approvals drop 1 per cent in Queensland, New South Wales -5.4 per cent, Western Australia -8.6 per cent and Tasmania -11.9 per cent while Victoria was up 9.7 per cent and South Australia flatlined. Ten suburbs where you might find a bargain More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoQueensland saw building approvals fall 1 per cent in June seasonally adjusted.Housing Industry Association chief economist Tim Reardon called it “the most significant market correction since the introduction of the GST”.“In 2017/18 there were more than 232,000 buildings approved in what was a continuation of a sustained boom in home building. The sharp contraction in 2018/19 was exacerbated as credit conditions tightened and economic growth slowed,” he said.“The downturn in detached house approvals was a relatively modest 10 per cent in 2018/19 while the brunt of the downturn has been observed in approvals for apartments which contracted by 30.1 per cent in the year to June 2019.”But he added that in recent months the fall in approvals has shown signs of easing — which could signal that the bottom being reached. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Queensland’s biggest real estate turnoffs revealedlast_img read more

Wide support for decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use, poll suggests

first_imgNZ Herald 14 August 2016Family First Comment: New Zealanders don’t want a free-for-all”. This poll confirms that the public are nowhere near settled on this issue – and they are right to be cautiousPrime Minister John Key says decriminalising cannabis would send the wrong message to young people.A new poll shows almost 65 per cent of New Zealanders want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal.There is even stronger support to let people use cannabis for pain relief – only 16 per cent of New Zealanders want that to be criminal.Even among National voters there is majority support for the law on personal possession to be reformed.But Key told Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB this morning that he did not think changing the law would be a wise move.“My longstanding view, whether you like it or not has been that I think it sends the wrong message to youngsters.”“I think there are potentially health implications from sustained use,” he added.Conservative lobby group Family First rejected calls for the law around cannabis to be changed, saying the new polling showed “New Zealanders don’t want a free-for-all”.“This poll confirms that the public are nowhere near settled on this issue – and they are right to be cautious,” said Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ.READ MORE: in 3 Kiwis want cannabis decriminalised – surveyNewsHub 15 August 2016New research from the NZ Drug Foundation suggests that almost two-thirds of New Zealanders think possessing marijuana should not be a criminal offence.Prime Minister John Key, also speaking to Paul Henry, said he’s “not a big fan” of a law change.“I just don’t terribly like the message – and I think that at least at best, for sustained use, the health implications are potentially severe,” he said.“My personal view – it’s my long-held view and I don’t think I should necessarily change it – has very much been, ‘What is the message that Parliament would ultimately be sending those youngsters?’“We’d be telling the young people of New Zealand that it’s okay – and I just don’t know if we want to.”Family First NZ have backed that view, saying decriminalising marijuana is “the wrong path” if the country cares about young people and public health.“The Government should maintain the drug’s illegal status,” the national director Bob McCoskrie said.“There is a false dichotomy that criminal sanctions apparently haven’t worked so we should ditch them altogether and we should focus only on education and health initiatives – we should maintain both.”READ MORE:—survey-2016081509#axzz4HMXvEyTWDespite polling, Key doesn’t support decriminalising cannabisNewsTalk ZB 15 August 2016TDDA founder Kirk Hardy said there’s plenty of well-founded research against legalisation.He told Rachel Smalley it’s highly addictive and open to abuse.“When we’re talking about cannabis, we’re talking about a billion dollar industry a year. So there are a lot of people out there who are just waiting for this drug to be decriminalised or legalised so they can start opening up their hemp shops and smoke shops.”Kirk Hardy adds feedback from rehabilitation centres shows people don’t know when they’re hooked.Paul Henry said Andrew Little suggested his party would look at holding a referendum on decriminalising cannabis if they came into power although he did back away from that pretty quickly when he was cornered.READ MORE: law change not on agenda – KeyOtago Daily Times 15 August 2016Prime Minister John Key says decriminalising cannabis would send the wrong message to young people.A new poll shows almost 65 per cent of New Zealanders want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal.There is even stronger support to let people use cannabis for pain relief — only 16 per cent of New Zealanders want that to be criminal.Even among National voters there is majority support for the law on personal possession to be reformed.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Ministers of health meet to set health priorities for the Americas

first_imgImage via: etftrends.comWASHINGTON, USA (PAHO/WHO) — Ministers of Health of all the countries of the Americas gathered at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Washington, DC, on Monday for their annual Directing Council meeting.For five days, the health leaders will analyze the health situation in the region and discuss key resolutions on public health problems facing the Americas.The agenda covers a series of key public health topics including:— A strategy and plan of action on urban health— A strategy and plan of action on “E-health”— Plan of action to reduce maternal mortality— Plan of action on epilepsy— Strategy and plan of action on climate change— Plan of action on road safety— Plan of action to reduce harmful use of alcohol— Strategy and plan of action on malaria— Report on the United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases The PAHO Directing Council is made up of the ministers of health of PAHO/WHO member countries and meets each year to set health policies and receive new reports on the state of health in the Americas. During the meeting, PAHO Director Dr Mirta Roses will present her annual report on the organization.Other activities related to the meeting include:–A panel of experts on safe motherhood and sexual and reproductive health, with Dr Michelle Bachelet, director of UN Women; the Infanta Cristina of Spain; and WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. — The photography exhibit “Safe Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean” featuring the winners of a photo contest organized as part of the Safe Motherhood Initiative — The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the PAHO/WHO International Health Program — The launch of a new publication on the elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome In addition, the United States’ Peace Corps and Congressman Silvestre Reyes of Texas will be honoured at a special awards presentation recognizing public health leadership in the Americas. Caribbean News Now 19 Views no discussions Tweet HealthLifestyle Ministers of health meet to set health priorities for the Americas by: – September 27, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Hunt suffers broken ankle

first_img Press Association Palace paid Huddersfield a reported £2million for Hunt on transfer deadline day, but the 22-year-old right-back faces up to four months on the sidelines after sustaining the injury only seven days after joining the south London club. Hunt wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely devastated to have broken my ankle in training (on Monday). Crystal Palace’s recent signing Jack Hunt, yet to kick a ball for his new club, has been ruled out for the rest of the year after breaking his ankle in training.center_img “Got to take the positives, clean break and no op needed.” Hunt, a product of the Huddersfield academy, added: “Massive thanks to everyone at CPFC. Chairman, manager, coaching staff, physios and the lads have been unreal.” last_img read more

Blues stay five points clear

first_img The visiting supporters sang “champions of England, we know what we are” throughout, much to the bemusement of Jose Mourinho, who knew a point would consolidate his side’s advantage and be of little assistance to City’s bid to retain the title. So fuming was Mourinho with Costa’s three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can – something which likely only heightened his view of a “clear campaign” against Chelsea – that he stayed silent on the eve of the match. But, dressed down in his club tracksuit, he stood on the edge of his technical area throughout and questioned every decision which had a hint of being contentious. City tried to suffocate Chelsea, hoping to expose the fatigue of the additional 30 minutes against Liverpool and the hosts were hemmed into their half for much of the second period. Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, came on for City with 14 minutes remaining to applause and the odd dissenting voice. Lampard scored the equaliser in the September clash between the sides, but was unable to do so on this occasion to leave his former side in pole position for the title with 15 games remaining. Still City, who halted a run of two straight losses, have not won a Premier League game in the absence of Yaya Toure this season and they are playing catch up in the title fight. Chelsea’s challenge, meanwhile, is to be boosted by the imminent arrival of Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado, who was in attendance at Stamford Bridge. Loic Remy, deputising for the suspended Diego Costa, struck four minutes before the break, but David Silva deflected in Sergio Aguero’s shot to restore parity. It was no less than City deserved, having had the better of the opening 45 minutes, but the holders could not find a breakthrough in the second period in a 1-1 draw. Under siege Chelsea retained a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after repelling Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s hopes of extending their advantage over City were hit by injuries to Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Filipe Luis (calf), who joined Costa in missing the contest. Cesar Azpilicueta, Ramires and Loic Remy came in, with the fresher legs needed after Tuesday’s energy-sapping defeat of Liverpool. City, with a side showing five changes following the FA Cup loss to Middlesbrough, began well. Jesus Navas stung the palms of Thibaut Courtois in the opening minute and Branislav Ivanovic then gave the ball away and was relieved to see Fernandinho fire wide across goal. Kurt Zouma, continuing in defence ahead of Gary Cahill, halted Sergio Aguero, who then had an effort saved by Courtois. Vincent Kompany then lost out to Remy as Chelsea broke down City’s left. The France striker pulled the ball back towards Hazard, who left it for Oscar. The Brazilian could only shoot straight at Joe Hart. Aguero should have put City in front but only after Ramires had looped the ball on to Martin Demichelis’ hand. It would have been a harsh handball and referee Mark Clattenburg waved play on. City broke, but Aguero dragged his shot wide. The miss proved costly when Chelsea struck as Willian, full of running in the opening half, shoved Gael Clichy off the ball. Ivanovic clipped the ball over the top for Hazard to cross with a volley which Kompany missed – Remy did not though as he netted from close range. First blood to Chelsea, but City’s response was almost immediate. Courtois missed Navas’ whipped cross and Aguero picked up the ball and shot. Ivanovic was on the line, but Silva slid in to redirect the ball and convert. City resumed with purpose and Navas beat Azpilicueta down the left to cross for Fernandinho, whose header into the ground forced Courtois to tip over. Mourinho felt Chelsea should have had a free-kick for a Fernando challenge on Ramires and was outraged to see Nemanja Matic penalised for a challenge on Silva. His team were absorbing the pressure well, but the Blues boss knew one mistake could prove costly. Advances into enemy territory were all too fleeting for Chelsea, who soon had their record goalscorer and servant of 13 years in opposition. The 36-year-old Lampard, who had said he would never play for another Premier League club and will join New York City FC at the end of the season, was met with a few boos, but the majority of the home support raised their voices for Chelsea. It was like an attack versus defence training drill as the match entered its final 10 minutes, with Mourinho unhappy with Remy for losing the ball in City’s half. Cahill replaced the striker with three minutes to go, providing a defensive reinforcement, but City were struggling to break down the rearguard. James Milner shot wide across goal and the visitors had to be satisfied with a point which ended Chelsea’s 100 per cent home record in the Premier League this term. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Clinical New Zealand decimate Afghanistan by seven wickets

first_imghighlights New Zealand won their third straight game in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.James Neesham took his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs.Kane Williamson scored his 38th ODI fifty. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton is best remembered for Sourav Ganguly’s 183 and Rahul Dravid’s 145 in the 1999 World Cup encounter which resulted in a then-world record stand of 318 runs. That was the last international match at the venue. 20 years later, the ground witnessed a clinical performance by New Zealand against Afghanistan. James Neesham tore through the Afghanistan batting with 5/31 and was well-backed up by Lockie Ferguson’s fiery four wicket haul. Skipper Kane Williamson led from the front with a brilliant 79* and New Zealand secured a convincing seven-wicket win against Afghanistan to stay on top of the group. Barring Hashmatullah Shahidi’s fifty and a solid contribution from the openers, the Afghanistan batting were found wanting against the bounce generated by Neeshan and the pace of Ferguson. New Zealand inserted Afghanistan in and Hazratullah Zazai struck three boundaries off Matt Henry in the first over. Zazai looked to take the attack to the New Zealand pacers and he survived two attempted catches. In the seventh over bowled by Trent Boult, Zazai was dropped by Ross Taylor and the batsman followed it up with a six and a four off Henry, who was having an off day. It seemed it would be Afghanistan’s day.However, the introduction of Neesham and Ferguson changed the complexion of the innings. Neesham accounted for Zazai (34) to end the 66-run opening stand while Noor Ali Zadran (31) was sent back by Ferguson. When Neesham sent back Rahmat Shah (0) and Gulbadin Naib (4), the Afghanistan innings was in freefall. A rain break for 15 minutes only added to the woes as Afghanistan looked for momentum. Shahidi was in fine form but the second rain-break totally swung the game New Zealand’s way. Mohammad Nabi (9) and Najibullah Zadran (0) fell to Neesham as he took his first five-wicket haul. Shahidi held the lower order together and Ikram Alikhil was dropped again by Taylor. However, the batsman could not capitalise on his chance and Colin de Grandhomme took his wicket. However, Ferguson dealt Afghanistan a body blow. A pacy bouncer hit Rashid Khan and the ball trickled back onto the stumps. Rashid received treatment for a concussion Shahidi reached his fifty and got Afghanistan past 150 but Ferguson took the last wicket to bowl Afghanistan out for 172 in just the 42nd over. In response, Martin Guptill fell first ball to Aftab Alam but Colin Munro got going with a couple of boundaries. When news emerged, that Rashid had failed a concussion test and could not bowl in the innings, Afghanistan’s morale dipped. Williamson and Munro kept the scoreboard ticking but Alam struck again by removing Munro for 22. Taylor joined Williamson and the duo went about scoring the runs in an efficient manner. Taylor launched Nabi for a six while Williamson notched up his 38th fifty. Alam broke the 89-run stand when Taylor (48) missed a full toss but Williamson guided New Zealand over the line to ensure they sustain their great start to the tournament.last_img read more

Cricket News Karnataka Premier League: Bowling Coach, Batsman Arrested On Match-Fixing Charges

first_imgBengaluru: A batsman and a bowling coach involved with the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) were arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for their alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2018. Bengaluru Blasters bowling coach Vinu Prasad and batsman Vishwanathan were arrested on Friday, in another instance of alleged match-fixing.The coach allegedly manipulated a game between Bangalore Blasters and Belagavi Panthers last year. “Another match-fixing case unearthed by @CPBlr. CCB in team bowling coach and a batsman arrested for dealing with bookies and indulging in fixing..batsman batted slowly on pre-decided terms for a large sum of money..further investigation on,” Sandeep Patil, the Joint Commissioner of Police (crime), tweeted.CCB had arrested Ali Asfak Thara, owner of Panthers, in the first week of October. Later, police arrested Bafna. Another bookie, Sayyam, is absconding. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ennis heads into NBA Draft with fluctuating stock after 1 college season

first_imgTyler Ennis declaring for the NBA Draft had become all but a formality by the time he did so on March 27. His ascension from an unproven freshman to college star had taken just a matter of months. A 1-for-9 shooting performance against Minnesota on Nov. 25 was followed by a career-high 28 points against California the next night. He took over at home against Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, singlehandedly turning a one-point deficit into a three-point lead with five seconds remaining. Then, on Feb. 12, a 35-foot, buzzer-beating 3-point shot to beat the Panthers on the road. “Teams know what I can do on the court in games,” Ennis said. “We just have to wait and see what actually happens in the draft. I think there’ll be a lot of surprises.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow, with the draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center, Ennis’ stock isn’t as sure as his road to having one. He sees himself getting drafted anywhere between No. 7 or No. 20, but he was once almost exclusively projected as a lottery pick. But the topic of conversation has shifted from his unprecedented poise to questions about his outside shooting and man-to-man defensive abilities. “I think his stock is kind of all over the place right now,” said Jonathon Givony of “It’s hard to get an accurate read on exactly where he stands.”Givony has Ennis going at No. 19, but said that he’s concerned about the consistency of his 3-point shot, noting that he didn’t take many at Syracuse. He also called his man-to-man defense a “big question mark” because SU plays a 2-3 zone. In the past few weeks, Ennis has worked nearly every day with Jay Hernandez in Long Island to develop those skills. Hernandez has him taking NBA 3s coming off of pick and rolls, working on his conditioning and defending other NBA draft hopefuls.“The one thing that you expect from lottery picks,” Hernandez said, “is that they can control the environment, they control the game with their style of play.“(Ennis) is a guy that really controls his team and imparts his will on the game.”In the weeks leading up to the draft, Ennis has worked out for the Raptors, Lakers, Kings and Magic. He’ll showcase his skills then typically have dinner with team officials so they can get to know him better. On his trip to Los Angeles, he was able to catch up with Steve Nash, who he met when Ennis played in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships. In many ways Ennis is trying to be the player Nash has spent the past 18 years solidifying himself as — a pass-first point guard that can also threaten with his shooting ability. But he has a long way to go. “He’s showing them what he can do, and that’s really all you can do,” said his father Tony McIntyre.Even though Ennis has seen his stock dip, McIntyre insists it’s not a concern. Whichever team that drafts him, he said, will want him. And that’s all that matters. Hernandez — who has trained six NBA lottery picks in the past two seasons — echoed that sentiment, still believing that Ennis is a lottery pick despite what experts may say. More importantly, so does Ennis himself. “I don’t think my stock has dropped,” Ennis said. “… A lot of things can happen draft night.” Asst. sports editor Phil D’Abbraccio contributed reporting to this story Comments Published on June 26, 2014 at 11:56 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more