The same sources revealed the striker had not joined the team’s camp by Thursday despite the fact that he was with the team on Wednesday when they played Nigeria.Oliech was suspended for the Super Eagles tie having accumulated two yellow cards in previous Group F fixtures and his absence once again blunts Stars’ attack following the limp forward display the team endured against the African Champions.Amrouche has recalled Gor Mahia attacker, Paul Mungai Kiongera who has just recovered from a long term injury as well as AFC Leopards winger Paul Were in a bid to pepper the cracks.His team will also be without Celtic FC star and midfield dynamo who led the side and has now been made the permanent skipper further narrowing his options in a tie Kenya will be seeking to salvage some pride having seen their Brazil World Cup dream thwarted by the Super Eagles.Wanyama who put a man-of-the-match performance on Wednesday will not be risked against The Flames who are second in Group F having picked two injuries to the same shin during the Nigeria game.Striker Kepha Aswani who also came for round criticism has also been left behind after picking a hamstring strain that checked his progress in his first start.This is the first time Oliech has been voluntarily dropped from the side since he made his debut in 2002 and establishing himself as the most depandable source for goals.In stripping him of the captaicy, Amrouche took exception with Oliech’s attitude in skipping training and his off-field antics that the Belgian noted they were not a good example to other players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 9- A day after Dennis Oliech was stripped of the captain’s armband, the French Ligue 1 AS Ajaccio’s Harambee Stars future hangs in the balance after he was axed from the travelling squad to Malawi that left on Sunday.Sources told SuperSport.com that head coach, Adel Amrouche questioned the veracity of listing the record goal scorer in the squad whilst he has not been training with his teammates in the build-up to the Nigeria and Malawi 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
It had been suggested this week that Real could wait it out until the end of the season to secure the services of De Gea on a free transfer, but Perez says that is not the case.He fully expects the Spaniard to pen a new deal at Old Trafford, to ensure he returns to United’s starting line-up and, in the process, retain his place in the Spain starting line-up.“We will certainly not sign De Gea in January,” Perez told Cadena Cope. “Right now, we don’t contemplate this. We have three magnificent goalkeepers.”Commenting on De Gea’s contract situation and his international career, Perez added: “The great players are never free. The ones that arrive for free and that are available are mediocre players.“It’s difficult that a player will remain a year without playing. De Gea has to do what is best for his career.“He, through his agent [Jorge Mendes], preferred not to renew and to come to Spain.“We had to make an effort in order for the player not to feel abandoned. They [United] tried until the end to renew his deal and only decided to sell him 12 hours before [the transfer deadline].“We had a commitment towards him, they [United] told us the cost [of the transfer] 12 hours before [the deadline] and the rest we’ve already spoken about.“We did our job as best we could. We didn’t get there on time because Manchester did not have the necessary experience to undertake these things on the final day, as was the case with Fabio Coentrao.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea warms up before an International Champions Cup soccer match against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Chicago. PHOTO/AFPMADRID, September 10- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out the possibility of making a move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in January.The subsequent fallout over the failed transfer saw both clubs lay the blame at each other’s feet, with Real suggesting the inexperience of United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward played a part in the deal not beating the transfer deadline.
England news: Wayne Rooney to remain captain, confirms new boss SouthgateEngland news: Wayne Rooney to remain captain, confirms new boss Southgate
1 Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain under new boss Gareth Southgate New England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed Wayne Rooney will remain the national captain under his new Three Lions regime.However, he also stressed that the role does not guarantee the Manchester United striker’s place in his starting line-up.Southgate faced the media for the first time as the new full-time England boss at Wembley on Thursday morning, a day after signing a four-year deal, and was immediately pressed on Rooney’s international future.The country’s all-time leading goalscorer has endured an indifferent season on the field and was thought to have further damaged his chances during the last international break when he found himself in an unwanted media uproar.Rooney was pictured in full England training kit socialising with guests, supposedly at a wedding, late at the team hotel.Southgate has said he will make a review into how free time is spent during international duty a priority, but he will not be reassigning the captaincy.Instead Rooney will continue as skipper, as long as he is on the pitch.“Wayne is England captain,” he said.“I think I said that at the beginning of the interim period but what’s also clear is I’ve only selected him to start in two of the four matches we’ve had.“Obviously it’s not the case that Wayne expects to play every game. It’s important for me to develop more leaders in that group. “If we’re going to be successful we need to develop leadership, develop resilience and that’s one of the key areas.“Wayne has played an important part for England up to this point and I’m sure he can do that in the future but we also have to develop others.”
Manchester United’s share price rockets after sacking of Jose MourinhoManchester United’s share price rockets after sacking of Jose Mourinho
Neville interrupts Mourinho’s interview with reaction to De Gea’s howler How Mourinho has fared against former clubs ahead of Spurs vs Chelsea Manchester United’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho saw the club’s share price increase by almost six per cent – nearly £120million – on Tuesday.The Portuguese’s two-and-a-half-year Old Trafford reign came to an end after a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool confirmed the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign. ‘When will this nonsense stop?’ – Rudiger speaks out after alleged racist abuse Jose Mourinho is in danger of losing his job at Manchester United Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won JIBE Manchester United plc has lost more than a third of its total value since August – around $1billion or £800,000.It peaked at $27.20 dollars (£21.47) on August 27 – valuing the club at $3.1billion – but fell 22 per cent to 21.12 (£16.67) by October 1.United’s run of four games unbeaten in the league – from a 3-2 win over Newcastle to a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on November 3 – saw the share price rise before a further decline to a low of 17.25 dollars (£13.64) last week. REVEALED take action The decision to sack Mourinho was good news for United chiefs and investors Tottenham boss Mourinho urges Eriksen and Vertonghen to copy Alderweireld JOSE TALKS ‘I think he got it wrong’ – Mourinho confirms Spurs have appealed Son’s red card And, later on Tuesday, share prices in Manchester United plc rose on the New York Stock Exchange.After closing at $17.30 (£13.65) on Monday, the share price steadily increased to $18.39 (£14.51).MORE: The unwanted history Manchester United made under Jose MourinhoThe value of the shares have fluctuated during United’s troubled campaign on the pitch, which sees the club sit sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 points outside the top four. REVIEW DISAGREE Mourinho insists VAR ‘killed the game’ with Son red card in Chelsea defeat ‘Racism’ overshadows Lampard’s schooling of Mourinho, and Arteta hates Christmas Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea STUNNED 2 Lampard admits it ‘feels good’ to beat Mourinho, reacts to Rudiger racism incident BIG WIN sign on Jose Mourinho sacked by Man United… REVEALED 2
Fraudulent returns gets suspect felony chargesA Rochester man’s attempt to save big money at a Minnesota Menards landed him in custody on felony theft charges. Garang Kaul Maniang Deng, 22, was referred for felony theft, obstructing the legal process, fleeing police on foot and giving a false name, after he reportedly attempted to return $1,400 of un-purchased merchandise and led Winona police on a chase.According to the report, Deng entered Menards shortly before 12:45 p.m. Friday, filled a cart with merchandise and attempted to return the items at customer service. It didn’t fool store employees, who confronted him about the attempted theft and contacted police. According to police, Deng fled through a nearby strip mall and landscaping business before he attempted to lose the the officers by swimming through a flooded ditch. Deng, who was soaking wet, was apprehended a short time later. [Source: Winona Daily News]Million dollar casino credit card fraud gets her 2 years in jailAn Alpharetta, Georgia, woman was sentenced Monday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to scamming casinos and credit card companies across the country out of $1.1 million, the California-based Daily Democrat reported. Vivian Wang, 55, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in February, AJC.com previously reported. Her case was the product of a joint investigation by the FBI and California’s Bureau of Gambling Control.- Sponsor – Between 2008 and 2014, Wang and a co-defendant, Frank Luo, 49, of Las Vegas, participated in a scheme to defraud casinos and credit card companies, the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of California said. They used the names and social security numbers of migrant workers to apply for casino credit, which is also called a “marker,” and to open credit card accounts, the US Attorney’s Office said. Casino credit is a cash advance provided by a casino to a patron, and it is often secured by a check from the person’s bank account.Wang and Luo started by paying off several of these “markers” on time to give the illusion of “credit worthiness” to both the casinos and credit card companies, the US Attorney’s Office said. However, Wang and Luo then recruited “clients” to trick the casinos and credit card companies to part with even more money under fraudulent pretenses, authorities said. Luo pleaded guilty in August 2017 and was sentenced to three years in prison. [Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution]Survey says EMV chips fail to halt credit card fraudA new report from the research firm Gemini Advisory has found that, of more than 60 million cases of credit card theft in the last 12 months, a whopping 93% of the stolen cards had the new chip technology. This represents a major setback for the technology, known as the EMV standard, which is named after the companies (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) that created it.“45.8 million…records [were] likely compromised through card-sniffing and point-of-sale (POS) breaches of businesses such as Saks, Lord & Taylor, Jason’s Deli, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Forever 21, and Whole Foods. To break it down even further, 90% or 41.6 million of those records were EMV chip-enabled,” states the report.In theory, EMV should reduce fraud because every card transaction requires an encrypted connection between the chip card and the merchant’s point-of-sale terminal. EMV is meant to replace conventional swipe transactions that rely on magnetic strips, which contain data that is relatively easy for criminals to intercept and then copy on to a new card.But while the EMV standard is supposed to ensure the card data cannot be captured, many merchants are failing to properly configure their systems, according to a Gemini Advisory executive who spoke with Fortune. The upshot is that criminals have been able to insert themselves into the transaction data steam, either by hacking into merchant networks or installing skimmer devices in order to capture card information. [Source: Fortune]Teens ignore unconscious clerk while stealing; get 30-day detentionOne of the two teens who was caught on video stealing from an Auburn convenience store after the clerk collapsed from a heart attack has been sentenced to 30 days in detention, officials said. The 17-year-old was sentenced Friday in King County Juvenile Court after he pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and first-degree theft. In addition to detention, the teen was sentenced to 12 months of supervision and 48 hours of community restitution. A 13-year-old who was also seen in video of the incident is scheduled to have a plea hearing on Nov. 15.After an argument, one of the teens gave the clerk $1 at which point the clerk became upset and went up to the teens to talk to them, police said. After talking with the boys, the clerk turned around and then collapsed to the floor from a heart attack. But instead of calling for help, the teen took the $1 bill back then the pair left the store… but then they returned to steal cigarettes and take money from the cash register, police said, all the while ignoring the unconscious clerk on the ground.Three minutes passed until another customer arrived and discovered the clerk on the floor. That customer asked others to call 911 while he began CPR on the unconscious clerk. The whole incident was captured on the store’s security video camera. The clerk was taken to an Auburn hospital where he spent two weeks in recovery before returning home to his wife and three young children. [Source: KOMO News]Four charged with shoplifting; LP praisedFour people were charged last week with shoplifting from a Massachusetts Kohl’s on Technology Center Drive in Stoughton. Police said the department store’s loss prevention team is strong when it comes to catching shoplifters. “Their loss prevention there is phenomenal,” Lt. John Bonney told The Brockton Enterprise.Police said one of the arrest was from a boyfriend and girlfriend on Friday, who stole about $100 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s. The couple stole almost another $300 worth of items from a nearby Target, the day before, police said. Michael Citrone, 35, of Stoughton and Carol Wirtz, 29, of Boston were charged with multiple counts of larceny. Citrone was also charged with possession of a class E substance (pills). Police said they also found methamphetamine on Wirtz.Two others were also arrested Thursday after police said they stole over $200 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s. Jessica O’Donnell, 32 of Taunton and Ashely Quinlan, 30, of Brockton were each charged with one count of shoplifting. [Source: Stoughton Patch]Christmas sales predicted to surpass $1 trillion for the first time this yearChristmas holiday retail sales in the U.S. are expected to climb above the $1 trillion mark for the first time this year, on the back of low unemployment, solid income growth and higher consumer confidence, according to a study released Tuesday. Total retail sales in the U.S. will hit $1.002 trillion during the holiday period, which it defines as spanning November 1 and December 31 this year, an increase of almost 6 percent from the previous year, marking the “strongest growth since 2011,” data from market research firm eMarketer showed.The report comes amid concerns over the future of brick-and-mortar retailers, with the likes of Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us facing bankruptcy — although the latter’s lenders recently cancelled a bankruptcy auction and plans to revive the brand. Not to mention the fact that several retailers are closing hundreds of stores across the country as the threat of increased competition from e-commerce firms like Amazon and eBay continues to put pressure on the industry. On Monday, home improvement chain Lowe’s said it would shutter 51 under-performing stores across the US and Canada.The research said the sector would see a 4.4 percent gain year-on-year in in-store sales, rising to $878.38 billion, and that brick-and-mortar would be a “bright spot” for the retail industry as a whole for the 2018 Christmas holiday period. “While e-commerce will continue to see strong double-digit gains, brick-and-mortar retail should be a particular bright spot this holiday season,” Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at eMarketer, said in a statement Tuesday. [Source: CNBC News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Walkbase Analytics Platform Provides Insights into In-store Shopper and Employee BehaviorWalkbase Analytics Platform Provides Insights into In-store Shopper and Employee Behavior
Retailers can gain a comprehensive understanding of shopper and employee behavior in their physical locations using Walkbase, STRATCACHE’s location-based marketing and analytics platform. The rich data provides insights that can be used for asset management, loss prevention, and to improve overall store performance.Loss Prevention The Walkbase platform uses in-store sensors to understand shopper behavior and identify patterns that can help detect potential shoplifting. By combining Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, vision, point of sale, and other store data sources into actionable insights, retailers can better understand how guests are spending time in their store increasing behavioral awareness to prevent future theft.High-Value Asset Protection Track the most valuable assets with a cloud-based solution that uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi location technologies combined with patented Walkbase algorithms to deliver cost-effective, high-precision and scalable asset location monitoring services. Asset location data can be integrated and combined with other data sources under the Walkbase platform including customer behavior, point of sale, marketing campaigns, and weather to create a 360-degree view of what is happening in physical spaces.- Sponsor – Understanding Loss Prevention Patterns with AI and Sensors Using artificial intelligence tied to point-of-sale and inventory systems along with sensor technology helps retailers get a 360-degree view of loss and risk conditions. While existing point-of-sale data and inventory tracking systems give retailers insight into store activities, combining this information with location-based data from Walkbase quantifies loss and gives a holistic view into timestamping loss events in the store. By comparing quantified inventory data and total sales collected by POS systems with information on who was in the store, and when, Walkbase empowers retailers to home in on identifying shrink in the retail environment.Employee Management Store managers can understand how associates are behaving in-store by gathering actionable insights based on their asset tag locations. An online dashboard displays tracking analytics in real-time including a visual map of equipment and personnel locations to understand employee behavior relative to customer behavior by tracking shopper traffic pattern data compared to store zones that are most or least frequented by employees.“The addition of the loss prevention market is a direct result of growing demand and conversations with our customers,” said Ben Reynolds, VP of business development at STRATACACHE. “Specifically in retail, there is a business-critical need to understand in-store behavior to reduce theft. Retailers can use our products to optimize store operations as a whole—not just to increase sales by analyzing customer behavior but to also reduce theft with those same analytics.”Walkbase was acquired by STRATACACHE in 2017 and has become part of the full solution offering of all companies in the STRATACACHE family of marketing technology companies. Since its acquisition, Walkbase has shown opportunity for rapid growth on a global scale, having been featured at events for companies across the STRATACACHE family in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Prime Day delivers a 60% increase in profits for Amazon sellers [Feedvisor data]Prime Day delivers a 60% increase in profits for Amazon sellers [Feedvisor data]
Amazon’s third annual Prime Day has to come to a close, and it appears everyone made out like bandits.In addition to the 30-hour event marking Amazon’s biggest sales day ever and driving more Prime memberships than any other day in Amazon’s history, Amazon sellers earned nearly 60 percent more profit during the event than they did in the two weeks prior to Prime Day.Feedvisor, a machine-learning platform for e-commerce companies, analyzed sales activity for 132,311 items on Amazon, comparing performance results for the products during June of this year to yesterday’s Prime Day.According to Feedvisor, sellers saw a 58 percent increase in profits, a 92 percent increase in sales, and a 66 percent increase in orders. The data showed sales on Amazon were already up 118 percent on July 10, just two hours after Prime Day’s 9:00 p.m. ET start.The highest-percentage sales spike happened at 4:00 a.m. ET on July 11, when sales were up 221 percent compared to the same time two weeks before on June 27.The following chart compares Amazon Prime Day sales per hour. The gray line tracks the start of Prime Day on July 10, and the yellow line is the full 24-hour Prime Day on July 11. The blue and orange lines represent 30-hour periods stretching over two days, two weeks prior to Prime Day.2017 Prime Day sales per hourFeedvisor says some sellers saw sales for certain items jump more than 100 percent. Amazon reported similar findings, with companies like Furbo Dog Camera claiming its daily sales on the site increased over 500 times during Prime Day.“Within the first six hours, Furbo Dog Camera shot up to the No.1 Best Seller in four categories,” says a Furbo Dog Camera’s Victor Chang, who was quoted in Amazon’s press release on Prime Day results.Another Amazon seller, Kahili Creations, said its Prime Days sales this year were up 350 percent over 2016’s Prime Day. New York City-based LightAccents reported this year’s Prime Day was the company’s best sales day in over two years.Amazon’s competition also took part in the Prime Day buzz, with many big-name retailers — including Best Buy, Walmart, eBay, Newegg and Costco — running their own online sales events. You can see a roundup of yesterday’s discounts offerings from Amazon’s competitors here: On Prime Day, see how competitors are piggybacking on Amazon’s success.From our sponsors: Prime Day delivers a 60% increase in profits for Amazon sellers [Feedvisor data] Prime Day delivers a 60% increase in profits for Amazon sellers [Feedvisor data]You are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingPrime Day delivers a 60% increase in profits for Amazon sellers [Feedvisor data] Posted on 13th July 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share
Missouri ~ Sales and Use Tax: Out-of-State Telecommunications Company Failed to Qualify for “In Commerce” ExemptionMissouri ~ Sales and Use Tax: Out-of-State Telecommunications Company Failed to Qualify for “In Commerce” Exemption
CCH Tax Day ReportThe Missouri Supreme Court held that an out-of-state telecommunications company was not entitled to a refund of the difference between the Missouri sales tax it paid on its sales to Missouri residents and the use tax it believed it should have paid because it did not qualify for the “in commerce” sales tax exemption in §144.030.1, RSMo. The taxpayer operated a telecommunications business with its headquarters in Florida, but owned no telecommunication facilities, such as cell towers. Instead, the taxpayer contracted with several telecommunications carries in Missouri to buy access to their telecommunication facilities and services. It then sold prepaid access to what it called its “virtual network,” which was actually the networks of the contracted carriers, in packages consisting of either a set number of minutes or unlimited minutes for a set period of time. The taxpayer referred to these packages as “Airtime.” The taxpayer’s services could only be accessed through use of its handsets, which the taxpayer also sold to its customers. All orders were taken in and all payments made to the taxpayer’s Florida office. The taxpayer had no warehouse or other facilities in Missouri, so handsets were shipped to Missouri customers from outside the state. The burden was on the taxpayer to prove that it qualified for the exemption. To determine whether a particular retail sale qualified for the “in commerce” exemption, the court looks to the true object of the transaction. Here, the court held that the true object of the transaction was the taxpayer’s sale of access to telecommunications services in Missouri, not the sale of tangible personal property in commerce between states. The taxpayer’s sales of equipment (handsets) and “Airtime” were merely incidental to the sale of access to those services in Missouri. As the taxpayer failed to meet its burden of showing that the “in commerce” exemption applied, the denial of the refund was upheld.TracFone Wireless, Inc. v. Director of Revenue, Missouri Supreme Court, No. SC95785, February 14, 2017, ¶204-102
The BBC is reporting that the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (DIUS), one of the main funders of science in the United Kingdom, is pushing the U.K. Treasury to release £1 billion to boost research funding. That’s less than a tenth of the United States’s science stimulus package, but that’s a still a lot of money in the United Kingdom, which has arguably been hurt even worse than the United States in the world economic crisis. Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently emphasized the U.K. commitment to scientific research, but political opponents and education officials have complained that the message wasn’t backed by any new money.According to the BBC:[UK] funding bodies have been asked for a “shopping list” of ideas that would strengthen British science and boost the economy quickly. Proposals are likely to include additional funding for high-quality research, new laboratories, more young scientists and ideas that would be of use to industry – such as studies into clean energy technologies. Dius ministers are concerned that if the UK doesn’t keep up, researchers will go to the US or to Asian countries – where research funding is also being dramatically increased.If such a science stimulus package is passed, that could calm protests from some of the U.K. research powerhouses that didn’t do as well as hoped in the latest annual funding allocations.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Arunachal CM, Guv feud over Speakers ouster, 14 Cong MLAsArunachal CM, Guv feud over Speakers ouster, 14 Cong MLAs
disqualifiedItanagar/New Delhi, Dec 15 (PTI) The face-off between Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki over attempts to remove the Speaker escalated today with the latter terming the move to advance the assembly session for the purpose as “illegal” and declaring no Congress MLA will attend the proceedings.The matter also resonated in the Rajya Sabha with Congress disrupting the proceedings, raising questions over Rajkhowas decision and seeking his dismissal, inviting sharp reactions from the treasury benches.Meanwhile, 14 rebel Congress MLAs behind the move for Speaker Nabam Rebias removal were disqualified from the Assembly today, a day ahead of its winter session which would take up the impeachment motion notice served by 11 BJP and two independent members.The 14 included Deputy Speaker T N Thandak who was to conduct the business of the House on the impeachment motion.Led by former minister Kalikho Pul, 21 Congress MLAs out of the total 47 in the 60-member House have raised a banner of revolt against the leadership of Chief Minister Tuki for the last three months.”The move is intentional and politically motivated to dislodge the democratically elected Congress government in the state by the Constitutional head of the state whose prime duty is to look after the welfare of the state and its people,” Tuki said in a hurriedly called press conference in Itanagar this evening.He said till now the members have not received any official communication from assembly secretariat regarding advancement of session.”Since no official formalities were observed to notify the session and no member were informed officially till date, the commencement of the session is illegal and we have decided not to attend it,” he said.advertisementGovernor Rajkhowa had a few days ago issued orders for convening the three-day Winter Session from December 16 to 18, modifying the earlier order of summoning the House from January 14 to 18.Tuki with his ministerial colleagues met Rajkhowa this evening and requested him to reconsider his decision to avoid “serious law and order situation”.”Despite our request, the Governor was reluctant to cancel his order saying since he has already issued the order it is the duty of the assembly to implement it,” Tuki said quoting Rajknowa.Rajkhowa later alleged that some ministers who called on him to request him to withdraw the order advancing the session used “unparliamentary language”.”They used unparliamentary words and gestured in an animated and threatening manner against the Governor when they, along with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, met him today,” a Raj Bhawan communique said.The Governor said they have legal option to challenge his order.Raising the issue soon after the Rajya Sabha assembled for the day, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged the Governor was “interfering” with the activities of the state government and the Legislature over summoning of Winter Session of the assembly and “deciding” its agenda “without the state government requesting for it”. More PTI UPL NN SPG AMR SK SK