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Mystery Shrouds Death of Indian

first_imgCHENNAI: The death of a sailor, who went missing from Liberian registered vessel MT Kingfisher, which was docked in Chennai Port, was mired in controversy as the ship was allowed to sail without any inquiry by Indian officials two days after the incident.Radhakrishnan T K, who was sailing on board MT Kingfisher, an oil tanker, went missing around 4.20 am on July 28 and his body was located at Royapuram the same evening. A First Information Report was filed by the police the next day but the crew in the ship were not questioned.The Chennai Port authorities and the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) said they were not informed about the death when the ship departed from Chennai Port on July 30.As per the Merchant Shipping Act of 1958, Section 358, the death of any sailor should be reported. This incident is a blatant violation of Section 358, said Manoj Joy, Chaplain Sailors Society. Director General of Shipping (DGS) Deepak Shetty told Express that any death should be reported at the MMD based in Chennai and it is their duty to conduct the investigation.For his part, the recruiting agent of the ship and director of Seaarland Management Services, Mumbai, Capt Jairam, citing the rules, said that he had informed the DGS headquarters in Mumbai, and produced the letters that were duly acknowledged by the dispatch section. But why inform Mumbai when the incident happened in Chennai? Jairam claimed he went by the rule book. If the DGS, Mumbai failed to act, it is their fault, he argued. It was also learnt from the agent that the immigration department in Chennai Port, which is not tasked to conduct the inquiry, was informed by Inchcape Shipping Services based in Chennai. “The ship was docked right in front of the MMD office, yet the agent did not inform MMD,” said Joy.When Express contacted S Barik, principal officer of MMD, he said his office had not received any orders from the DGS to investigate the incident. “If the DGS asks us to conduct an enquiry, we will do so,” he said.The office of the DGS had in 2006 specified guidelines on how the enquiry should be conducted when a death is reported on a ship.“The irony is we don’t know who is responsible for letting the ship sail without conducting any enquiry over the death of the sailor,” said Joy. (Indian Express)International Transport Workers Federation inspector K Sreekumar has taken up the issue with the shipping company and MMD, and notified the ITF headquarters in London.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, January 25

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will join a £75m race to land Paul Pogba this summer, with Juventus ready to cash in on the 21-year-old France international midfielder, who has been dubbed “the 100m euro man”. (Sunday Mirror) United could strengthen their back line with the acquisition of Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne after sending a scouting delegation to watch the right-back. (Daily Star) And the Red Devils are in a race with Tottenham for the signature of Netherlands’ youngest ever World Cup goalscorer – Memphis Depay, 20. The PSV Eindhoven winger is valued at £15m. (Sunday Express) Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is set to offer Yaya Toure an escape route away from the Etihad, with reports in Italy yesterday claiming the 31-year-old midfielder will even accept a 50% pay cut. (Sunday Mirror) Ronald Koeman is ready to go back to his old club Feyenoord to sign 20-year-old Dutch centre-halves Terence Kongolo and Sven van Beek in the summer. (Mail on Sunday) Everton have opened talks with Molde’s Norway international goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, who they have indentified as the long-term successor to Tim Howard, and could sign the 24-year-old for around £5.5m. (The Sun) Queens Park Rangers are keen to bring in former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov in the January transfer window amid rumours the 33-year-old wants a return to London from AS Monaco. (Daily Star) Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has been looking at property in London as rumours of a £9m move to Crystal Palace continue. (Sunday Express) Scotland international Darren Fletcher, 30, is set to leave Manchester United and sign for West Ham United on a three-and-a-half year deal. (Sunday Telegraph)And here are the latest transfer tales… Tottenham place massive price tag on Lloris to warn off Roma‘It would be a dream to play for Chelsea’ – Brazilian star issues come and get me plea to MourinhoI haven’t signed anything! Serbian starlet denies he has agreed Chelsea switchReports – Inter Milan launch £6m bid for Arsenal target labeled the ‘Croatian Xavi’Hands off! Hughes issues warning to clubs eyeing Stoke’s star strikerTrio set for Tottenham exit? Pochettino quizzed on January dealsArsenal target agrees to join Real Madrid, according to Cruzeiro vice-president 1last_img read more

Chelsea edge five-goal thriller over Arsenal

first_imgArsenal were level by half-time as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi netted.Yet the Gunners were left to rue wasting a host of other glorious chances before Hazard provided the inspiration in his cameo appearance to swing an enthralling encounter Chelsea’s way.Chelsea cruised to victory at Huddersfield, whilst Arsenal were outclassed by champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season.But given the chasm in quality between their opponents this promised to be a much truer test of where both sides stand in their bid to get back into the top four after missing out on the Champions League this season.And it didn’t disappoint as a thrilling 90 minutes gave both coaches plenty of cause for optimism, but also demonstrated defensive frailties that are likely to prevent a serious title challenge from either side.– Jorginho key –Chelsea beat City to the signing of Jorginho to reunite the Italian international with Sarri after three seasons together at Napoli and is already becoming key to Sarri’s change of system at Stamford Bridge.He opened up the Arsenal defence to open the scoring with one pass into Alonso, whose cross was turned into the bottom corner by Pedro.Despite being outplayed for most of the opening period, Arsenal could easily have scored seven times before the break but for some woeful finishing.Mesut Ozil flashed a great chance wide seconds before Chelsea’s opener and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then skied over with the goal at his mercy and the chance to level.Seconds later, Arsenal trailed 2-0 as Morata raced onto a long ball over the top and turned inside Shkodran Mustafi before firing home his first goal of the season.– Arsenal rue finishing –© AFPHit and miss: Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored but also missed a huge chance at Stamford Bridge© AFP Glyn KIRKMkhitaryan followed Aubameyang’s example by somehow also blazing over an almost identical chance from close range.The Armenian made amends to spark Arsenal’s fightback eight minutes before the break, though, with a fiercely struck low shot that had too much power for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.If Kepa could have been questioned for the first goal he has conceded in English football after an 80 million euro move from Athletic Bilbao, he was helpless as Arsenal equalised four minutes later when Iwobi smashed home Mkhitaryan’s cross.There was still time for Aubameyang and Iwobi to pass up another two great chances as Arsenal ended the half on top.© AFPDifference maker: Eden Hazard came off the bench to set up Chelsea’s winner© AFP Glyn KIRKBoth sides tightened up after the break as Emery introduced tough-tackling Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreria.But there were still chances at either end as Petr Cech turned Ross Barkley’s low effort behind before Aubameyang was unfortunate to be wrongly flagged offside when he did finally find the net.Sarri believes Hazard isn’t yet ready for 90 minutes after his exertions with Belgium at the World Cup.But he still proved a match winner by easing past Hector Bellerin before providing a low cross for Alonso to sweep home 10 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Up and running: Alvaro Morata scored his first goal of the season for Chelsea© AFP Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, AUG 18 –  Eden Hazard came off the bench to provide the winner for Marcos Alonso as Chelsea edged a thrilling London derby 3-2 over Arsenal on Saturday to condemn new Arsenal boss Unai Emery to a second consecutive defeat.Contrastingly, Chelsea sit top of the embryonic Premier League table thanks to a perfect start under Maurizio Sarri, but made life difficult for themselves after racing into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes through Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.last_img read more


first_imgA remarkable documentary on local surfer Easkey Britton is to have its Irish premiere in Co Donegal.Easkey Britton‘Into the Sea’, a feature length documentary directed by Marion Poizeau, follows Rossnowlagh native, and pro-surfer, Easkey Britton as she introduces a new sport in rural Iran – surfing.The film follows Easkey, Iranian pro snowboarder Mona and Iranian diver Shalha, as they journey to the remote southeastern region of Iran, Baluchistan where Mona and Shalha learn to surf with Easkey. The film shows how these three young women are encouraging more people to join them and how surf is becoming accepted and practiced by the local Baluchi community.Together they are planting the seed of surfing in Iran and making history by creating the first Iranian surf club.The film has already received praise and awards at the London Surf Film Festival, Tehran Documentary Festival and the Festival Sim Awards (CA).‘Into the Sea’ will have its Irish premiere at Bundoran Cineplex this Friday, 16th January, at 8.30pm as part of the Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference Ireland and all ticket sales are in support of Waves of Freedom. Booking is essential.  REMARKABLE SURF FILM TO HAVE ITS IRISH PREMIERE IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: January 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaleaskey brittonIranRossnowlaghsurferlast_img read more


first_imgA FAMILY in the Rosses area has appealed for information about their missing pet.He’s a small male collie/terrier cross, black with a white patch of fur on his chest, two years old, not neutered.He has been missing in the Crolly/Annagry area since before Christmas. He answers to the name of Barry. If you’ve seen him call 087 7734816.  CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING FAMILY DOG BARRY? was last modified: January 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING FAMILY DOG BARRY?last_img read more

Aaron Katsuma Hired As Men’s Basketball Director of Operations

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head men’s basketball coach Niko Medved has announced the hiring of Aaron Katsuma as the Bulldogs’ director of basketball operations.Katsuma joins Medved’s staff after spending the 2016-17 season as the assistant director of player personnel at the University of Minnesota.”Aaron is a great addition to our staff. He has a tremendous amount of experience handling a variety of responsibilities that go into running a successful basketball program,” Medved said. “Aaron is very good at connecting with people and will do a great job with our players.”Prior to his previous role, Katsuma spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Gophers after a four-year tenure as a student-manager.”I am very grateful and humbled by the opportunity that Coach Medved has given me to join his staff at Drake University,” Katsuma said. Having spent the past seven years at the University of Minnesota, I knew of Coach Medved and followed his teams at Furman. His teams compete extremely hard and are very well coached. I am excited to help build the Drake men’s basketball program and become a member of this great community.”During his seven seasons in Minneapolis, the Gophers made four postseason appearances including an NIT title in 2014 and NCAA Tournaments in 2013 and 2017.”I am proud of Aaron for taking the next step in his career,” said Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino. “He was a valuable member of our basketball program, and I could not be more excited for him. He has a solid work ethic, and I know he will do great things for Drake men’s basketball.”Katsuma earned a master’s degree in applied kinesiology and a bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Minnesota.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgSAFETY experts are warning people not to venture too close to the coast today – just to see massive high tides.There have been a number of deaths in Britain of people going too close to the sea trying to take photographs.The Irish Coast Guard says the practice could be just as ‘fatal’ for anyone doing it here. High tides this morning could cause coastal flooding especially in west Donegal.The county will escape the worst of the weather with the south and west of Ireland expected to be hit with the biggest waves. A Yellow Alert is in operation  until midday here in Donegal.However an Irish Coast Guard spokesman insisted: “During severe storms and especially high tides our coastal waters become even more dangerous.“No-one should venture too close to the water. It could prove fatal.” High tides in the south west of Donegal are due around 9am. Waves of up to 24ft are possible at times.There is some good news.Met Eireann says the wild and windy weather will ease from tomorrow with mild and calm weather later in the week with very little rainfall. ‘STAY AWAY FROM COAST’ WARNING TO STORM ONLOOKERS was last modified: January 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gale forcestormWarningwindslast_img read more


first_imgAdam Porter’s stunning picture.People often ask us why we often feature Adam Porter’s photographs on Donegal Daily. And our answer is always that the pictures speak for themselves.The well-known Inishowen photographer caught this image on his way back from Banba’s Crown, Malin Head as he stopped off at Knockamany Bens above the Five Fingers Strand near Malin town. “It was a wonderfully clear Septembers night. The Milky Way rose high, airglow and celestial light filled the sky and I just stood and absorbed it all in. It was just wonderful,” said Adam.We’re inclined to agree. ADAM’S CELESTIAL PHOTO IS JUST MILKY WAY AHEAD! was last modified: September 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Adam PorterInishowenMilky Wayphotolast_img read more

Warriors admit they complain too much to officials

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The Warriors reviewed the footage of their Game 1 win over Houston. Just like how the Rockets felt, the Warriors disliked many of the calls. The Warriors admittedly also did not like how they reacted to them.“It’s honestly exhausting to get at the refs every possession,” Stephen Curry said. “I try to stay in my lane. I do foul sometimes. Sometimes, they …last_img

Makana Football founders honoured

first_imgA scene from More Than Just a Game, a film that told the story of ex-political prisoners Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Lizo Sitoto, Sedick Isaacs and Marcus Solomon. (Image: More Than Just a Game) Fifa honoured Makana FA founders in 2007 by making the association its honorary member. (Image: Fifa) Minister Tokyo Sexwale kicking a ball in Ekangala recently, reminding himself of his playing days in Robben Island. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Johnston Media Officer De Montfort University +44 116 207 8010 RELATED ARTICLES • Top honour for Bafana captain • National Orders recipients named • Chancellor House to honour icons • South Africa: a top film locationBongani NkosiPlaying football was a form of escapism for Robben Island’s political prisoners, bringing them temporary relief from their incarceration by the apartheid government.More than 300 men used to gather at the grounds on the island to play their favourite sport in a league administrated by Makana Football Association, which was formed and run by the prisoners.Now the UK’s De Montfort University is to honour four struggle heroes who campaigned to bring the Beautiful Game to the island in the mid-1960s, then a hard labour prison.Mark Shinners, Sedick Isaacs, Lizo Sitoto and Marcus Solomon, icons from both the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania and the African National Congress, will be honoured with the Companionship of De Montfort University at a graduation ceremony in Leicester on 22 July 2011.The university will honour the four in recognition of the role they played in “giving new hope to the prisoners of the notorious Robben Island, through playing the popular game”, it said.Besides a gala dinner at the university, the group will also be treated to tours of the world-famous Wembley Stadium and Houses of Parliament in London. The South African High Commission will also honour them at South Africa House in Trafalgar Square. It took the men three years to convince apartheid officials to allow prisoners, some then only in their 20s, to play football on the island. At first the men were punished for making such an appeal, and had to go a weekend without food.Running Makana FAThe Makana Football Association was founded after authorities relented in 1967. A disciplinary committee, as well as a referees’ union, were formed as part of the association.Up to 27 teams competed in the league, which stuck to stringent Fifa guidelines. The international federation honoured its founders in 2007 by making Makana Association an honorary member.While Rivonia Treason Trialists including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada were barred from participating and even watching matches, then-youngsters like Jacob Zuma, Tokyo Sexwale and the four De Montfort University honoraries took to the field as players.Today Zuma is president of South Africa and Sexwale the minister of human settlements.“We were also young at that time, full of energy, and we needed to expend that energy,” Sitoto said in an interview published on the Fifa website in 2007.“We wanted to get closer to one another because we were in different areas of the prison, and one way to do this was through sport.”The political activists treated the football association “not just as an escape from the relentless and exhaustive regime on the island, but as a practice at running a government”, noted De Montfort University.Visiting Professor Charles Korr at the university’s International Centre for Sports History and Culture has documented in detail the story of the four unsung heroes. He co-authored the book More Than Just a Game and co-produced a film of the same title. “(Football) helped them to retain their sense of dignity and to continue the fight to create a free, non-racist South Africa,” Korr said in a statement.“Winning the right to play football and successfully maintaining a league gave them one link to the pleasures of ordinary life before imprisonment,” he added. The road to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which was successfully held in South Africa, actually started on Robben Island, local organising committee boss Danny Jordaan commented recently.last_img read more