A differently-abled man was killed and two others were seriously injured when a mob allegedly thrashed them on suspicion of slaughtering a cow, in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, police said on Monday. The incident happened after local residents allegedly saw Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village on Sunday and beat them up, a police officer said.While Mr. Barla died on the way to the hospital, Mr. Kacchap and Mr. Horo are being treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the officer said.Police said five persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, following which villagers gheraoed Karra police station on Sunday demanding their release. The villagers ended their gherao after Sub-divisional Police Officer Rushabh Jha assured them that the detained persons would be released if they were found innocent. DIG Amol Venukat Homkar told PTI, “Five persons have been detained and preliminary investigation has found their involvement in the incident. The process of identification is on.” During inspection of the spot, police did not find any carcass but there was evidence that the persons were beaten up by the mob, Mr. Homkar said. However, no arrests have been made so far, he added.
Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Slovenia’s football federation, was overwhelmingly elected as the new head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA at an extraordinary Congress on Wednesday.Ceferin, 48, beat Dutchman Michael van Praag, the only other candidate, by 42 votes to 13 and will succeed Frenchman Michel Platini, who announced his resignation in May after being banned from football for four years for ethics violations.Ceferin, who is not a member of UEFA’s executive committee, was little known outside his own country until he announced his intention to run in June.”I am not a showman, I have no ego issues and I am not a man of unrealistic promises,” he told delegates before the vote. Each of UEFA’s 55 member associations had one vote in the election. He added that the “wind of change” was blowing through European football. (Also read: European football split as UEFA set to elect new president)Both candidates had promised to help the smaller countries and leagues in the face of a growing divide between a handful of rich clubs and everyone elseBoth agreed that the process which led to last month’s reformulation of the Champions League in favour of clubs from big countries was flawed and said they would fight any attempt to set up a breakaway Super League.Ceferin did not say, however, whether he would review the decision.The Slovenian did say though that he would look again at the new structure of the European Championship, with matches spread across several countries leading to semi-finals and final in one place, which comes into place in 2020 and was the brainchild of Platini. (Also read: UEFA announce changes to Champions League from 2018/19)advertisement”It’s a great honour but at the same time a great responsibility,” said Ceferin after the decision was announced by acting president Angel Maria Villar.”My small and beautiful Slovenia is very proud about it and I hope that one day you will also be very proud about it.”Van Praag said: “Alex and myself have the same goal, look at our programmes. He wanted to do it his way and I wanted to do it my way and today democracy has spoken.”
The Government is to develop national guidelines on coastal management and beach restoration, along with a coastal risk atlas this year, to support and inform decisions with respect to developments within coastal areas.A coastal risk atlas provides data about hazards and communities’ vulnerability to coastal storms.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the announcement during his address at the launch of National Environment Awareness Week 2017 and Green Business Jamaica on May 25, at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa, in Kingston.Mr. Vaz said the guideline document, being prepared with support from the World Bank, is part of a broader strategy by the Government to implement activities geared towards environmental protection.“Today, we are experiencing more erratic weather patterns. A prime example is the recent rains that we had across the island. As a Government, we realise we have to be proactive in our efforts to ensure climate-change mitigation and the protection of our resources,” he said.The Minister further noted that a Coastal Response Strategy will also be developed to guide activities for the improvement of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass.Additionally, he informed that the Government has received funding from the World Bank Programme on Forests (PROFOR) to implement a project to “assess the economic valuation of coastal protection services provided by mangroves in Jamaica”.Mangroves protect coastlines against natural hazards, such as storms, tsunamis and coastal erosion.The grant is linked to the ongoing Jamaica Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), which focuses on enhancing climate and disaster resilience of key infrastructure as well as the country’s disaster-response capacity.“The overall objective of this initiative is to support the Government’s thrust to promote cost-effective coastal-protection measures through mangrove ecosystems enhancement,” Mr. Vaz said.He pointed out that these initiatives are in line with the National Environment Awareness Week 2017, being observed from June 4-9 under the theme ‘Protecting Paradise’.The week’s activities are being spearheaded by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and will commence with a church service, followed by World Environment Day Expo and a networking session for ecotourism stakeholders.It will also feature an environmental awareness session led by NEPA officials with students of Swallowfield Primary School, and a Policy dialogue and presentation on coastal management and beach-restoration guidelines.The week will culminate with a student field trip to the Blue and John Crow Mountains. This is being organised in collaboration with the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust.
In celebration of Genlux Magazine’s fall issue featuring cover model Carmen Electra, the multi-talented performer is scheduled to host in conjunction with Dr. Katherine Lee, an exclusive charity event and fashion show to benefit En Plein Air, Dr. Lee’s charity.En Plein Air fundraiserThe event is featuring two fashion shows with luxe designers David Meister and SK Kimono. The evening will also feature an exclusive performance by jazz singer Courtney Fortune, providing guests an evening of fashion, music, philanthropy, a silent auction, cocktails and dancing.The event shall be held on the rooftop of Halcyon Dermatology in Laguna Hills, California. Genlux Magazine, the fashion meets philanthropy publication, along with Halcyon Dermatology, is hosting this first annual event with all the proceeds going directly to raise awareness and education of En Plein Air. En Plein Air is an Orange County based charity that offers scar removal for cancer patients, burn victims, and other patients in need — providing the service free of charge with the help of painless, effective, laser treatments.Superstar Carmen Electra is appearing in support of the event courtesy of Genlux Magazine. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served to guests before the fashion catwalk with models strutting down the catwalk showcasing David Meister’s newest collection, and SK Kimono closing the evening with a sneak peak into their lavish one of a kind designs.Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and view live demonstrations of the latest aesthetic treatments offered by Halcyon Dermatology. Exclusive discounted treatments will be offered by Halcyon Dermatology, with portions of the purchased treatment costs going to benefit En Plein Air and its mission.The charity event/fashion show will be held August 22nd, 2015 at 7pm in Laguna Hills. To request tickets or learn more, click here.