Charities to earn income from promoting contract mobile phones

first_img  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Mobiles is a new initiative that allows charities to earn £25 for each contract mobile phone that they persuade supporters to sign up for.Charities are being encouraged to promote the initiative by linking from their websites to the Charity Mobiles site.CharityMobiles.co.uk is a sister site to Mobiles.co.uk, which has been trading online since 1995 and which won the Best Small Retailer 2006 award in the annual mobile phone industry awards at the Hilton London hotel in Park Lane. Advertisement Charities to earn income from promoting contract mobile phones Howard Lake | 4 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lisa Green, Development Manager for Charity Mobiles, said: “Throughout its ten year history Mobiles.co.uk has always donated generously to charities. CharityMobiles.co.uk is designed to allow commerce and charity to work together in harmony, and bring great consumer benefits as well. We are offering this fundraising opportunity to all UK registered charities, no matter how big or small they are.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Yellen Faces Grilling in First Hearing as Fed Chair

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market February 11, 2014 835 Views Federal Reserve GSE House Financial Services Committee Janet Yellen 2014-02-11 Tory Barringer Share Save Tagged with: Federal Reserve GSE House Financial Services Committee Janet Yellen Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Zillow Report Shows Rise in Mortgage Rates Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/12/2014  Print This Postcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Yellen Faces Grilling in First Hearing as Fed Chair The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Yellen Faces Grilling in First Hearing as Fed Chair Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago If nothing else, Janet Yellen proved on Tuesday she has stamina.The newly installed Federal Reserve chair—the first woman to take the post in the institution’s century-long history—sat in front of the House Financial Services Committee for an extended session, fielding dozens of questions on topics ranging from the Fed’s current direction to GSE reform.Yellen’s prepared remarks for the committee echoed much of what analysts have seen in recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statements, with references to a recovering (but still weakened) labor market, a slowing housing market, restrictive fiscal policy, and the usual prediction of a “moderate” expansion in the nation’s economic activity.She also told House members not to expect any great change in policy now that she’s at the helm.“[L]et me emphasize that I expect a great deal of continuity in the FOMC’s approach to monetary policy,” she said. “I served on the Committee as we formulated our current policy strategy and I strongly support that strategy, which is designed to fulfill the Federal Reserve’s statutory mandate of maximum employment and price stability.”Having said that, Yellen emphasized “purchases are not on a preset course,” and the FOMC’s decisions about whether or not to taper will continue to hinge on its outlook from meeting to meeting.With the last two employment reports suggesting a possible slowdown in economic growth, the Fed chair was reluctant to discuss what they might mean for the possibility of further cuts to purchases in the FOMC’s next meeting.“The pace of job creation [in December and January] was running under what I had anticipated, but we have to be very careful not to jump to conclusions in interpreting what those reports mean,” she said, adding that the committee has data to consider beyond employment rates. “I think it’s important to take our time to assess just what the significance of this is.”She also left open the possibility for a ramp up in asset purchases should economic conditions deteriorate significantly.Another topic of interest for the House committee were Yellen’s thoughts on housing finance reform as industry players and policymakers offer up their ideas for moving forward on Fannie and Freddie.“I think the time has come,” she said. “I hope that you will deal with a reform of the GSEs, and there are a variety of ways to do it, but I think the government should make its intended role more explicit and make sure that whatever entities are set up to deal with housing finance … don’t create systemic risks to the financial system.”One subject left out of Tuesday’s hearing was the Fed’s latest round of annual capital stress tests, the results of which are expected to land in March. Of course, she’ll have another opportunity to discuss it this week—when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday.last_img read more

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Dramatic finish: Nurkic and Musa led BiH to Victory against Sweden

first_imgIn the second qualifying match of Eurobasket, BiH defeated Sweden with the score 74:71 in the crowded hall “Mirza Delibasic” in Skenderija. For our basketball players also cheered football Dragons, who are preparing for a meeting with Estonia on the 6th of September.The match had a dramatic finale and 17-year-old Dzanan Musa scored key points. The most effective player was Jusuf Nurkic with 19 and Musa with 17 points. The next match for BH basketball players will be on the 10th of September in Tuzla against Russia.Head coach Damir Mulaomerovic said after the match that the players were under great pressure, but he had special words of praise for the young Musa.“Dzanan Musa is a project of BH basketball. He’s only 17, and he plays so mature and courageous. We should wait for players like Mirza, he is our leader. They all did a great job tonight,” said the coach.“We need to repeat the first half from Permo. With this kind of atmosphere we can beat Russia and go to Sweden to achieve this victory. I believe in my guys. I believe that with Mirza in the match in Tuzla and with this kind of atmosphere, we can win” said Mulaomerovic.Our team will play the second match with Sweden on the 14th of September.(Source: nap.ba)last_img read more

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Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap bow out in first round of French Open

first_imgAdvertisement 7mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa4z7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecu08n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g58kWould you ever consider trying this?😱y5ivwCan your students do this? 🌚951loRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following Subhankar Dey’s inspiring win over Tommy Sugiarto on Tuesday, rest of the Indian shuttlers were looking forward for another field day in the ongoing French Open. But unfortunately, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma, all crashed out of the opening round in the men’s singles event of the tournament on Wednesday.Advertisement Srikanth who fought hard against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei, lost 15-21, 21-7, 21-14 in 55 minutes. While Kashyap surrendered to Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21, 9-21 in a one-sided clash. Sameer Verma too suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20, 18-21, 18-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.Advertisement With these three losses, Subhanker Dey is now India’s only remaining hope in the men’s singles contest. Having already progressed to the second round, he will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.Even in the opening round of the mixed doubles event, India’s challenge ended prematurely as, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra-N Sikki Reddy slumped as well.Advertisement While Chopra and Reddy lost to England’s Chris and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21, 18-21, Rankireddy and Ponappa rallied on till the end ultimately losing the tie 17-21, 18-21 against fourth seeded Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea.Meanwhile in the first round of the women’s singles, P. V. Sindhu began her campaign yesterday, with an easy victory over Michelle Li. Sindhu, ranked as the world number six, struggled of late before finally beating Li 21-15, 21-13 in a match which lasted 44 minutes only. She will now face world number 26 Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in the second round of the French Open. Advertisementlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015

first_imgWilliam Spawr1031130%$68,250 AMERICAN PHAROAH GOES FOR TRIPLE CROWN JUNE 6            Bob Baffert has been down this road before. Doug O’Neill, too. Each trainer has been within arm’s length of the Triple Crown, Baffert three times, O’Neill once, each remembering the Belmont Stakes as a race that will live in infamy.After winning the first two jewels, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the Belmont remained ever elusive, Baffert missing with Silver Charm in 1997; Real Quiet in 1998; and War Emblem in 2002. O’Neill never got a chance to run I’ll Have Another in the Belmont in 2012.I’ll Have Another captured the first two legs but suffered an 11th-hour injury and was scratched from the mile and a half Belmont, which will be run this year on June 6.Baffert has perhaps his best chance ever this time, if streaking Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah can do what no Thoroughbred has done since 1978, when Affirmed became the 11th and to date last Triple Crown winner.Naysayers were few and far between following Pharoah’s front-running, seven-length romp in Saturday’s Preakness, leaving seven rivals in his wake over a sloppy Pimlico track.Before the Derby, which Pharoah won by a hard-earned length, O’Neill said the striking colt looked like he had “Triple Crown written all over him,” but later had second thoughts.            “After the Derby, I thought, ‘No,’” O’Neill said at Santa Anita, where his horses were among the 251 who recorded workouts Sunday morning. “It just looked like he was all out to get it done, but watching him yesterday, man, he had a pretty easy run.”American Pharoah’s rider, Victor Espinoza, the first jockey to go for the Triple Crown with three different horses–War Emblem (2002), California Chrome (last year) and American Pharoah–rode the perfect race, usually easy to do when you’re on the best horse.The affable native of Mexico was on offense from the get-go in the Preakness. Nothing cute, no over-thinking on strategy, no melding of mathematical equations, numbers or figures authored by equine gurus.Espinoza sent Pharoah to the lead from the No. One post position after the son of Pioneerof the Nile gathered himself quickly to open a lead that would only increase throughout the mile and three-sixteenths race. Pharoah became only the third horse in the last 50 years to win the Preakness from the No. One post position.“Victor had to ask him leaving there,” O’Neill said, “but the rest of the race he was on his own.” Can he become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown?“He’s back to where he’s going to be tough, but this year, more than others, there are four or five good horses waiting to run in the Belmont,” O’Neill said. “We’ll have to see who shows up there, but I’m sure Bob’s feeling pretty good right now.“Bob knows what to expect. He’s ready. It would be great for the game.”True enough. The world holds its breath until June 6, knowing full well there are no sure things in racing.But one thing is certain: you’ll never see American Pharoah in blinkers again. Rafael Bejarano5211101221%$497,512 SANTA ANITA SHIFTS TO 4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS MAY 22            Santa Anita will offer a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time beginning this Friday, May 22, through the month of June.All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also present a “Totally 80s” concert series, hosted by K-EARTH 101 Radio after the races, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sirona’s Sports Bar.In addition to live music (provided May 22 by “The Young Guns Band”), fans 21 and older will be treated to the following discount drink specials in Sirona’s and in the track’s newest sports bar, The Gallop Out, on the Club House turn:–$3 Bud and Bud Light (16 oz. draft)–$5 Well Cocktails–$10 Domestic Draft PitchersSanta Anita will also open at 11 a.m. each Friday beginning May 22 for simulcast racing from across North America. For more information regarding “4 O’clock Fridays,” including a complete schedule of “Totally 80s” live bands, please visit santaanita.com/events.FINISH LINES: Victor Espinoza and his agent, Brian Beach, were still in Baltimore Sunday morning after the jockey and trainer Bob Baffert did a live interview on NBC-TV. Espinoza was scheduled to leave this afternoon for New York, where he will be on the Today Show with Matt Lauer on NBC Monday morning, then fly back to Los Angles Monday night . . . David Flores was genuinely happy to be back in action at Santa Anita Saturday, riding for the first time since having a year-long suspension meted out in Singapore overturned by the California Horse Racing Board. The 47-year-old jockey, who had been riding in Singapore for two years, finished fourth aboard Lady Now for trainer Bobby Joe Grayson in the 11th race, beaten four lengths at 6-1. “It’s so good to be home,” Flores said. “I appreciate home. I’ve been gone for a while, and everybody who does that, like (Kent) Desormeaux and (Alex) Solis, appreciates it when they return. There’s something about Santa Anita. It’s home.” . . . Trainer Barry Abrams said fellow trainer Henry Moreno “might be coming home today” from Huntington Memorial Hospital where the 85-year-old was taken for precautionary measures after tripping and falling last Tuesday, injuring his face . . . Congrats to Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on tabbing four winners on top Saturday capped by $57.20 stunner City State in the 10th race that cemented a Pick 6 carryover into Sunday of $80,136.79 . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Joseph Talamo541021019%$338,018 (Current Through Saturday, May 16) Eddie Truman931133%$89,350 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jack Carava920122%$42,260 Michael Machowsky1323115%$82,120 Gonzalo Nicolas4855810%$166,058 Jerry Hollendorfer282847%$239,884 Tiago Pereira2866321%$218,420 Felipe Valdez5278413%$262,870 BAFFERT HOPES FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARMBIG MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY STAKES WEEKEND ESPINOZA ON NBC’S ‘TODAY SHOW’ MONDAYDÉJÀ VU: ‘USSERY’S ALLEY’ COMES TO SANTA ANITA4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS START AT SANTA ANITA Martin Pedroza412665%$166,268 Richard Mandella1755129%$385,840 Ricky Agarie721229%$77,180 Doug O’Neill42911521%$390,860 Edwin Maldonado43511812%$226,120 Fernando Perez5499817%$378,630 Tyler Baze8115111719%$634,050 Peter Miller34810124%$301,510 John Sadler3356515%$203,258 Santiago Gonzalez3747311%$170,978 Alex Solis1223217%$117,360 Martin Garcia1020120%$56,990 Bob Baffert1031130%$142,140 Peter Eurton1621513%$69,196 Richard Baltas2463225%$317,400 Martin Jones720029%$200,760 Mike Smith1735118%$361,130 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Brayan Pena352126%$60,080 Vladimir Cerin720229%$74,180 Mark Glatt2123410%$98,964 Mike Puype242358%$138,520 Elvis Trujillo4654711%$259,670 Alonso Quinonez262258%$84,078 Victor Espinoza821025%$98,270 Dan Hendricks831038%$71,890 Steve Knapp2020110%$70,630 Jorge Periban1022220%$55,240 HARLINGTON’S ROSE PREPS FOR SPRING FEVER            Harlington’s Rose, winner of the Grade III Las Flores Stakes March 8, worked three furlongs Sunday in 34.80 for next Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes, one of eight major stakes races scheduled starting Saturday and running through Monday, Memorial Day.“She’s doing really well,” said trainer Steve Knapp, who saddled the longest shot in the field, Big Break, to a $33 upset win by 1 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s ninth race. “She’s trained great and this is the plan we’ve had all along, so this is where we’re running.”Saturday features five stakes in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses. In addition to the Spring Fever, they are the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes; the $200,000 Melair Stakes; the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes; and the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes.Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ½ miles on turf marks the U.S. debut of Brazilian import Going Somewhere for Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale.A 6-year-old horse, Going Somewhere won the Group 1 Carlos Pellegrini at San Ysidro in Argentina in 2012.Monday’s features are the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf, and the Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.PEREIRA TAKES ‘USSERY’S ALLEY’ TO VICTORYShades of Bobby Ussery. When jockey Tiago Pereira took Stepsun to the outside fence after breaking from the 11 post position in Saturday’s fifth race, a seven furlong test for $20,000 maidens, veteran race-trackers were instantly reminded of Bobby Ussery’s tactics, when the Hall of Fame rider would traverse the far turn at Aqueduct, dubbed “Ussery’s Alley,” riding the outside fence, then veering in to do his thing through the homestretch.Stepsun, second choice at 5-2, got up by the bob of a nose to shade 29-1 outsider Crawford the Crook, ridden by Iggy Puglisi.“Those were not my instructions,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains Stepsun for owner Wesley Melcher. “Pereira told me that part of the track was the place to be, but I didn’t think he meant the outside rail.”The Equibase chart reads: “STEPSUN broke out a bit, chased near the outer rail on the backstretch, angled in six wide into the turn, moved up outside, came five wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up late.”Added D’Amato: “He was about as far out as you could be but he cut that turn good. It was almost like a NASCAR race but he got it done. He was trying to follow the ambulance tracks.” Mario Gutierrez2032415%$152,900 Drayden Van Dyke3674219%$258,910 Flavien Prat531211223%$672,770 Robertino Diodoro1522213%$69,420 James Cassidy921022%$82,440 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Philip D’Amato2483333%$309,170 -30-last_img read more

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Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling hospitalised in Bali after fainting

first_img Chris Smalling 1 England defender Chris Smalling was taken to hospital in Bali after fainting due to food poisoning, Manchester United have announced.The club report the 26-year-old is now “feeling fine” following the bout of sickness.United issued a statement in response to reports from abroad claiming Smalling had been rushed to hospital following a surfing accident.There was also a photograph claiming to show Smalling on a drip with his head bandaged and neck apparently in a brace. It was suggested Smalling had suffered a heavy fall while surfing.United’s statement read: “Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.“The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine.“Smalling is currently on vacation in Bali following his time with England at Euro 2016 before reporting back for pre-season training later this month.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes.”Smalling began his summer holiday last week following England’s elimination from Euro 2016.Smalling’s management company Wasserman Media Group also moved to quash rumours the incident was anything more serious. “Following pictures that have been circulating online this morning and contrary to unfounded media speculation we can confirm that Chris was taken to hospital after fainting due to a severe case of food poisoning while on holiday in Bali,” said a statement.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and is now feeling fine.”last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person

first_imgJob Vacancy: Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny, Donegal’s main Hyundai dealer, are inviting applications for the post of Store Person.The person we are looking for must be diligent, a good communicator as well as having the people skills required to work in this ever changing and busy environment.Responsibilities will include maintaining adequate inventory as well as having excellent organisational skills. Candidates must also be computer literate. Previous experience of working in a garage store or having a mechanical background is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.If you feel that you meet the criteria we would like to hear from you in the hope that you could be joining our busy main dealership.Please email your application including your CV to [email protected] or you can post it to The Manager, Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 5pm.Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Diver’s Hyundailetterkenny jobsstores personlast_img read more

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ETB learners awarded certificates at evening of celebration – Pic Special

first_imgDonegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service presented QQI certificates at an awards ceremony to over 175 learners in the Millpark Hotel on Tuesday evening last.Cróna Gallagher, Director of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training Service welcomed over 200 students, guest and staff to the awards presentation.Anne McHugh, Chief Executive congratulated the learners on their achievement and outlined the range of courses and services that Donegal ETB provides. She spoke about Donegal ETB’s Adult Guidance Service which provides guidance and information about both full and part-time courses that are available.Mr. Geoffrey Browne, Chairperson of Donegal ETB, congratulated each student on their achievement and spoke about how Donegal ETB’s FET Service has developed courses and programmes of learning that respond to the economic, cultural and social profile of the county.Mr. Browne described it as an innovative service and acknowledged the work of CE Anne McHugh and FET Director Cróna Gallagher for their work in ensuring that Donegal ETB FET’s service has both a strong national and local profile.Students were from a range of ETB courses and programmes: Youthreach, VTOS, Learning for Living, Recognition of Prior Learning, BTEI and Community Education. A number of students spoke about their experience and learning journey. Awards were presented in the following subjects: Digital and computer skills from introductory to advanced level, Business Administration, E-business, Customer Service, English and Communications, English language skills, Setting Learning Goals, Event Production, Entrepreneurial Skills, Mathematics, On-line Form Filling, Media Studies and Health Service Skills.The work and commitment of staff and tutors who facilitated and supported the teaching and learning process was also praised.Some of the courses presented this evening were co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Further information on Donegal ETB can be found on its website (www.donegaletb.ie) or social media accounts – #GoFurtherWithDonegalETBYouTube (Donegal ETB) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/donegaletb).BTEI Business and Digital Skills Group Donegal Town. (John/jmac.ie)ECDL Group Donegal Town.Community Education Training and Development Group.BTEI Early Childhood care and Education and ECDL Group, Ballyshannon.Event Management and Entreprenural Skills, Castle Adventure Open Farm.Horticulture Group Killybegs and Donegal Town.CE Scheme participants, Donegal Town.IT Skills Donegal Town.IT Skills Bundoran.Farmers Group and ICT Donegal Town.ICT Group Killybegs.  Youthreach Ballyshannon Group.ETB learners awarded certificates at evening of celebration – Pic Special was last modified: November 28th, 2019 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:awardsdonegalETBlast_img read more

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Punjab delegation meets Sikhs in Meghalaya

first_imgA four-member delegation from Punjab on Wednesdaymet members of the Sikh community in Meghalaya after reports emerged that they have been told to leave the State by the authorities there. The delegation assured full support of Punjab government to them. The delegation is scheduled to meet Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday, an official release stated here. The delegation, led by Punjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, included MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa and MLAs Kulbir Singh Zira and Kuldeep Singh Vaid. ‘Infringement of rights’“The Punjab government will take all possible steps to bring the current dispute to an amicable settlement,” said Mr. Randhawa, adding that the “infringement” of the civil rights of the Sikhs who lived in Shillong for over 200 years would not be allowed at any cost. An official release quoting the Minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was fully seized of the matter and was personally in touch with his counterpart in Meghalaya on this issue. ‘Serious view’Mr. Randhawa appreciated Mr. Sangma for his efforts to diffuse the tension, maintaining that the Punjab CM had taken a serious view of the media reports regarding threats being issued to Sikhs in Shillong. The members of the Sikh community in Meghalaya told the delegation that the administration there had dubbed the area where they lived as “slum” and wanted their eviction. The delegation said they were for a peaceful solution to the problem and would discuss the matter with the Meghalaya Chief Minister. The delegation also visited Gurdwara Nanak Darbar in Shillong, whose president Gurjeet Singh complained that they were being forcibly evicted by the Meghalaya government.last_img read more

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