COVID-19: Uttarakhand High Court Seeks Report On Prison Conditions, Availability Of Medical Facilities For Inmates, Staff

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19: Uttarakhand High Court Seeks Report On Prison Conditions, Availability Of Medical Facilities For Inmates, Staff Akshita Saxena & Sparsh Upadhyay4 May 2021 1:21 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (May 3) sought a response from the State Government regarding the state of prisoners amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma sought to know from the State Government, the following details: Number of jails in the State,The population of each jail in both the categories of under-trial prisoners and convicted prisoners, Number of the prisoners who have come down with Covid19 infection,Availability of medical facilities for dealing with those, who are suffering from Covid-19,Number of staff which is affected by Covid-19 infection,Facilities available for quarantining the affected persons,Medical facilities available within the jail,Availability of oxygen tanks, oxygen beds and ventilators, if any, in the jails,Availability of protective gears such as PPE kits, masks, and gloves. Matter before the CourtThe PIL in this case seeks a direction to to the High Powered Committee to take a decision for releasing the under trial prisoners, including juvenile in Remand Homes, on parole or interim bail considering the imminent threat to their lives due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19.The plea states that there are several under investigation and under trial prisoners in the State of Uttarakhand, who are facing difficulties due to the emergent situation of the second wave of pandemic COVID-19.Further, it is submitted that in compliance to the directions of the Supreme Court, the High Powered Committee comprising of the Executive Chairman of State Legal Service Authority (SLSA), Principal Secretary Home/Prison, Director General of Prison during the first wave of COVID-19 had issued several directions for the release of prisoners on interim bail/payroll. However, as of now, when the situation is rather more critical, the Respondents are not releasing any prisoner on parole or interim bail in view of notification dated 26th March 2020.”It is an admitted fact that most of the jail campus of the State of Uttarakhand are overcrowded due to non release of regular prisoners in absence of hearing of pending bail applications before this Hon’ble and Subordinate Courts as well.”Further, the plea states that many bail applications are pending before the High Court and subordinate courts as well, and that the undertrial prisoners are facing irreparable loss and injury and threat to their lives due to the spread of the second wave of COVID-19, which is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution of India.Therefore, the plea prays that a direction be issued to the High Powered Committee for releasing under investigation and under trial prisoners, including juveniles in Remand Homes on parole or interim bail for a suitable period, in view of the order dated 26th March 2020 issued by Uttarakhand State Legal Service.The Court has directed the Chief Standing Counsel for the State, CS Rawat, to file a report detailing the above information by May 6. It has also directed the IG, Prisons, to remain present before the Court through Video Conference on the said date. Also Read: COVID19-Concrete Steps Need To Be Taken By State To Protect People From Onslaught Of Pandemic: Uttarakhand High Court Issues Directions Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsUttarakhand High Court COVID-19 second wave Protection of Prisoners From COVID19 Prison Conditions Medical Facilities Next Storylast_img read more

Ray Clemence: Former England, Liverpool and Tottenham goalkeeper dies aged 72 | Football News

first_imgDuring his career at Liverpool and Tottenham Clemence made 61 appearances for England between 1972 and 1983, a figure which would undoubtedly have been significantly higher but for the presence of Peter Shilton.An Achilles injury sustained against Norwich in October 1987 forced Clemence to retire from playing in 1988. He later joined the coaching staff at Tottenham and England as well as managing Barnet between 1994 and 1996. Clemence played 240 times for Tottenham. Credit: David Cannon/Allsport
Image:Clemence played 240 times for Tottenham. Credit: David Cannon/Allsport – Advertisement – Clemence made 665 appearances for Liverpool during a long and distinguished career. Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport
 Image:Clemence made 665 appearances for Liverpool during a long and distinguished career. Credit: Allsport UK/Allsport Clemence began his career at Scunthorpe United in 1966 where he made 46 appearances for the third division club before Liverpool manager Bill Shankly bought the 18-year-old for £18,000 in June 1967.- Advertisement – He made his league debut for Spurs against Middlesbrough in August 1981 and went on to play 240 times for the London club.Injury forced Clemence to forfeit his place in the side for the 1984 UEFA Cup final win over Anderlecht, but he was on the bench in a match famously won when Tony Parks saved twice during the penalty shootout.He reached a fifth FA Cup final in 1987 when Spurs lost to Coventry City and became one of a select group of players to appear in five or more FA Cup finals. Clemence, seen here on international duty in 1972, made 61 appearances for EnglandImage:Clemence, seen here on international duty in 1972, made 61 appearances for England He won 61 England caps, which would undoubtedly have been many more had he not been competing with Peter Shilton, who accumulated 125, for the No 1 shirt.“With great sadness, we write to let you know that Ray Clemence passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loving family,” said a statement from the Clemence family.“After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain.- Advertisement – Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at the age of 72, the Football Association has announced.Clemence, who won three European Cups and five First Division titles during a trophy-laden spell at Anfield, was arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation.- Advertisement – “The family would like to say a huge thank you, for all the love and support that he’s received over the years.“He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten.” The young goalkeeper had to bide his time in the reserves before replacing Tommy Lawrence on a permanent basis during the 1969-70 campaign.Clemence made an incredible 665 appearances for the Reds winning five league titles, three European Cups, two UEFA Cups, the European Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.He played 336 games without missing a single match from September 1972 until March 1978 while only two players have made more first-team appearances for the club, Ian Callaghan and Jamie CarragherLiverpool’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final at the Parc des Princes turned out to be Clemence’s last game for the Reds before he joined Tottenham for £300,000.last_img read more

Broncos star Darius Boyd reveals new Brisbane dream home

first_imgThe original home in Harding St, Hendra, before it was transformed.Hendra is also home to a swag of other local sports stars, including former Australian fast bowler Andy Bichel, Queensland Reds player Karmichael Hunt and retired Brisbane Lions player Simon Black. Darius Boyd’s new home in Hendra during the construction phase.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoWhen the footy star first bought the original three-bedroom house in Harding Street in June, 2016, it was a simple, post-war timber home in desperate need of a makeover.But with the help of Base Architecture and the brothers behind Graya Construction, the property has undergone a massive renovation.The result is a contemporary, black on black masterpiece, featuring quality timber finishes and striking glass panelling. Darius and Kayla Boyd’s new home in Harding St, Hendra. Picture: Instagram. Darius and Kayla Boyd. Image: AAP/Steve Pohlner.Property records show Boyd bought the original property, which is on a 650sq m block, for $810,000. BRISBANE PROPERTY PRICES HOLD FIRM RICHLISTER PAYS $1M CASH FOR THIS ICONIC KINGSCLIFF PROPERTY HITS MARKET Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd at training. Picture: Annette Dew.IF you’ve been wondering what Brisbane Broncos skipper Darius Boyd has been up to in the off-season, here’s your answer.The NRL star and his young family have been enjoying the fruits of their labour — having moved in to new digs in time for the start of the footy season.The 30-year-old spared no expense creating a dream home in the north Brisbane suburb of Hendra for him and his wife, Kayla, and their toddler daughter, Willow.And now fans have been treated to a sneak peek. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE last_img read more

Bulldogs Improve To 3-0 With Win Over Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Football team improved to 3-0 on the year with a 35-10 victory over The South Dearborn Knights.Bullgogs vs. South Dearborn Football Friday RecapThe Bulldogs travel to Rushville this Football Friday Night to battle The Lions in EIAC Play.  Kickoff will be at 7.  WRBI’s Coverage will start with our Countdown To Kickoff at 6.Courtesy of Bulldogs Assistant Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Man rescued from Winnebago River near Portland

first_imgPORTLAND, IOWA — A man was taken to the hospital after being rescued from the Winnebago River near Portland Township southeast of Mason City this morning. Authorities were called to the area of the bridge on Thrush Avenue near Claybanks Drive at about 7:30 AM on the report of a vehicle in the river. The Mason City Fire Department was able to conduct a rescue of the man, but he was able to walk under his own power into an ambulance, which took him to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center for observation. The man’s identity and his condition have not been released at last check.last_img read more

Teenager gives new Real boss first Liga win, Barca shine in late show

first_imgLopetegui had repeatedly bemoaned a lack of luck too during his bad run and even that appeared to turn in Solari’s favour. Vinicius’ shot cannoned in off Olivas between Valladolid twice hitting the crossbar and Karim Benzema winning a dubious late penalty.“When the ball won’t go in you have to keep calm,” Ramos said. “You have to ignore the uncertainty that is created. Finally, we have a positive result for our confidence.”There were whistles at half-time from the home crowd, and during the second half as well, but cheers, perhaps of relief, at the end.Gareth Bale was not on the pitch to hear them after he had been replaced in the 71st minute with the team still searching for a goal. Previous coach Julen Lopetegui had, understandably, decided Madrid’s B team was the best place for Vinicius to settle but with every chance missed, the youngster’s reputation has swelled. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Santiago Solari tasted victory in his first La Liga match in charge of Real Madrid but he had 18-year-old Vinicius Junior to thank for their 2-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday.Solari threw Vinicius on with the score goalless and tension building at the Santiago Bernabeu but the striker delivered, before Sergio Ramos’ late penalty gave the scoreline a deceptively comfortable look.Madrid’s day might have been even better had Rayo Vallecano seen out the 2-1 lead they enjoyed over Barcelona with four minutes left at Vallecas.Instead, Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez scored for Barca in the 87th and 89th minutes to pull off a remarkable comeback, in the absence of Lionel Messi.It means Ernesto Valverde’s side sit four points clear at the top of La Liga, seven ahead of Real and now four up on Atletico Madrid, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Leganes.For Real and Solari, victory was all-important. Their opener in the 83rd minute was an own-goal, deflected off Kiko Olivas, but prompted by Vinicius’ weaving run and shot, the kind of exuberance Madrid’s toothless attack has been so bereft of in recent weeks.Vinicius celebrated by running over to the bench and hugging Solari. He knows the youngster better than anyone at the club, having managed him with Castilla this season.center_img — ‘Not a bunch of kids’ —Madrid, however, head into Wednesday’s Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen with their first win in six league games, as well as their own confidence boosted and their coach’s momentum enhanced.“This is an experienced group, not a bunch of kids,” Solari said. “They have found themselves too.”Madrid might have held little hope of reducing the gap on Barcelona this weekend but 19th-placed Rayo Vallecano came within a whisker of doing them a favour.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Heavyweights New Zealand, England clash in blockbuster World Cup semi

first_img– From Spygate to ‘clickbait’ –Jones lit the touchpaper for some verbal fireworks when he claimed a spy had been seen filming an England training session — before the suggestion was snuffed out by Hansen.“Eddie and I both know it’s all fair in love and war,” smiled the former policeman, who has suffered defeat in only nine of his 105 games in charge.“And Eddie knows that in a time of war you throw out a bit of distraction for you guys (media) to deal with. It’s the best clickbait in the world: someone is spying on us.”The teams have met 41 times since their first encounter in 1905, the All Blacks dominating the fixture with 33 wins to England’s seven and one draw.New Zealand have won all three of their World Cup matches against England, including the 1995 semi-final when the late Jonah Lomu memorably flattened Tony Underwood and Mike Catt on his way to the try-line in the All Blacks’ 45-29 win.But the All Blacks won by just a point when they last met, in London a year ago, and several of the England players were involved in the drawn British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017.The two nations have already played out one classic sports encounter this year: the nerve-shredding Cricket World Cup final in July, which England won on a boundary count-back after the scores were tied at the end of the match and after a super over.Neither coach will want that kind of a rollercoaster but even the unflappable Hansen acknowledged the excitement felt on both sides.“Let’s hope the game lives up to the expectation that both teams will have, and is one for the ages,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp 11am – England vs New Zealand Yokohama, Japan | AFP |  Reigning champions New Zealand and England clash in a heavyweight Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday after a build-up marked by spying claims and a game of tactical cat-and-mouse.The All Blacks are defending a record 18-match World Cup winning streak dating back 12 years as they look to cement the legacy of departing coach Steve Hansen with their third straight title, and fourth overall.England, ranked second in the world behind New Zealand, revel in the status of underdogs as they aim to “knock off” the all-conquering Kiwis, in the words of their coach Eddie Jones.But the 2003 champions and two-time runners-up have blossomed into a fearsome unit under the wise-cracking Australian, who knows what it takes to spring an upset at the World Cup.In 2003, Jones’s Wallabies team mugged New Zealand — then under John Mitchell, England’s current defence coach — in the semi-finals, before narrowly losing the final to Clive Woodward’s English side.And at the last World Cup in 2015, he masterminded Japan’s titanic 34-32 shock of South Africa, considered the greatest upset in World Cup history.The prize for both teams is a final next Saturday at the same venue, the International Stadium Yokohama — where Ronaldo scored twice to win the 2002 football World Cup for Brazil — against South Africa or Wales, who play on Sunday.New Zealand turned heads when they named Scott Barrett, usually a second row, at blindside flanker, a move interpreted at aiming to disrupt England’s lineout.Jones also shuffled his pack when he recalled fly-half George Ford, benched for the 40-16 quarter-final win over Australia, to resume the double playmaker combination with captain Owen Farrell who shifts to inside centre.It sets the stage for what promises to be an absorbing contest, mixing attacking guile and counter-punching with bone-jarring defence, in arguably the most anticipated game of the tournament so far.last_img read more

At The Finish Line….Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers’ Dri Archer, wearing a white visor with hands up, and Ryan Shazier, behind Archer, photo bomb Cleveland Browns’ Johnny Manziel as he talks to the media during an NFL football Play 60 youth event at the Cleveland Browns practice facility Friday, June 27, 2014, in Berea, Ohio. The AFC rookies took part in the NFL’s annual Rookie Symposium. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)•    The truth is, yes I am ready for some football and as much of it as I can get . . . the . . . I mean your Pittsburgh Steelers kick it off Sunday here at home against the Brownies and the possibility of Johnny “Mr. Football” Manziel taking some snaps.  Do not sleep Johnny M.  He didn’t set all those records in college and win the Heisman Trophy by accident.Bill Neal•    While we’re in this direction and before you start blaming Ike Taylor for everything, including the Great Depression, be reminded that Ike, Cortez Allen, Troy and the rest of the D-backs, including “Big Play Gay,” can only be as good as the D-line and backers and the pressure they put on the quarterback.  If Jason Worilds, Jarvis Jones and Lawrence Timmons don’t bring the heat . . . D- backs will surely catch it!•    I’ve told you countless times that I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even I know when your baseball team reports to spring training there are two things you must come north with . . . ready . . . hold onto your hat . . . here’s the bombshell . . . hitting and pitching!  I mean really.  That’s it.  And if you don’t have those two things  somewhere along the way, you pick it up.  It’s no accident we . . . they . . . the Pirates keep losing games in the 7th, 8th and 9th innings.  WE – DON’T – HAVE – ANY – KILLER – DROP – DEAD – CLOSERS!!!  It’s really just that simple.  Hey, I’m sharper than I thought.•    Pitt takes a 1-0 thumping over Delaware U from last week into Boston for a step-up in play to be sure.  Given the hype, I’m looking at 2 and 0 by 10:00 p.m. Friday night.  I’ll be at my spot.  Don’t ask.  If I tell you, I’d have to kill you!•   It gives me great pleasure to inform each and every one of you that I can now officially close the door on Spurs-Gate. . . the resurrection of a champion and lord knows I’m not one to say I told you so . . . wait a minute, yes I am . . . I told you “Big D”, my dad, Booker, Zik and yes Mr. Fred Crawford, how that story was going to end.  So now we can close the book on this story . . . the last man standing has paid up.  And so you know, the Spurs will repeat.  Now run tell that!< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more

Favourites England have every option covered for World Cup: Alastair Cook

first_imgFormer captain Alastair Cook believes England have an “outstanding chance” to lift the World Cup on home soil, having built a squad full of proven match winners.Eoin Morgan’s top-ranked side enter the tournament as the one of the most consistent teams in the format and their quest for a first 50-overs title begins against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.Since their shock group-stage exit from the 2015 World Cup, England have been particularly strong at home, winning 30 of their 42 ODIs while losing only nine.”England have an outstanding chance,” Cook, who retired last year from international cricket, told Sky Sports.”This is first time going into a World Cup England have such a settled squad. Everything looks great from the outside, they have every option covered.”England failed to cope with raised expectations at the 2017 Champions Trophy when they lost to eventual winners Pakistan in the semi-finals.Cook is positive such blips can only make a team mentally stronger.Since the start of last year, England have come out on top in bilateral ODI series against World Cup holders Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India.”They had that blip in the (2017) Champions Trophy, where they lost in the semi-final to Pakistan when they were favourites, but you need those lows to be able to grow as a side,” he added.”They are favourites. This is a great opportunity for Eoin (Morgan) and the guys to play some fantastic cricket.”There are match winners throughout the squad, there are batsmen that can win games on their own, and over the last six or eight months the bowling has really come on. I think they are going to win it.”advertisementlast_img read more

ANTHONY Laffranchi has been back in the fold for o

first_imgANTHONY Laffranchi has been back in the fold for over a month now and is really looking forward to playing in some big games down the stretch.The forward missed a big chunk of the campaign with a trapped nerve in his forearm and it was a real possibility it would not only end his season… but his career too.“I’m pleased to be back on the field,” he said. “It wasn’t looking good three-and-a-half months ago. My season looked done as did my career. It has been an emotional rollercoaster.“We didn’t know what the injury was but after a short time we knew I needed surgery and the average recovery time was five to six months. And that was season and career ending.“The best case scenario would be two months, but that was rarely seen. Fortunately I got back in seven weeks. The nerve in my arm was compressed and not damaged and I had an instant response after surgery.”Boof said the problem happened in around week one or two and he slowly lost the feeling in his hand.In his last game before surgery – at Castleford – he had to tape his fingers open to catch the ball.“I thought my season was over; this is my new year in a way,” he continued. “I’ve been back a month now and I feel good. It’s good to be coming back into some big games at the end of the year. Now we have to kick on.“We were disrupted before our last game – we lost Walshy and then Wilko pulled out and couldn’t train. We had to fit a pre-season into two days of training and I think you saw that against Hull. We’ve had a few extra days of training and it has been good.“We’re confident with what we have in place but it will take a committed and united effort to move forward.“This week is a big game with the cup either side of it and then coming into the final three weeks of the season all the top six will play each other.“We want to finish top and put a little silverware there. It will be disappointing if it comes to the last week and we get knocked off. We have been there most of the year and it will be disappointing if we let it go.”Anthony will be heading back home at the end of the season to take up a role with the Gold Coast Titans.He will be involved in developing youngsters for the club and spreading the rugby league word.“I’d made up my mind pretty much to go home at the beginning of the season and when the surgery was suggested it was in my mind to get it done, get some rehab and then go back with some function in my arm.“I had to think post Rugby League and the quality of life with my three kids.“I’ve enjoyed my time here and wish I would have come over a bit earlier. It is a great club, I love the culture and I have been blessed to have been here. I will be sad to leave but will be starting a new chapter at the Titans.”last_img read more