British Labour clears way for December election following Brexit deadlock

first_imgBritish Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to back an early general election after telling his party that the condition of taking a no-deal Brexit “off the table” has been met.Jeremy Corbyn told MPs: “I have consistently said that we are ready for an election and our support is subject to a no-deal Brexit being off the table.“We have now heard from the EU that the extension of Article 50 to January 31 has been confirmed, so for the next three months, our condition of taking no-deal off the table has now been met. “We will now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen.”But Mr Corbyn’s move does not mean a December election is certain, according to RTE. Labour is understood to back a change to the proposed date which, if such an amendment is selected by the Speaker of the House of Commons, could be backed by the Liberal Democrats and the SNP.Earlier, a Downing Street course said the government will agree to an amendment put forward by opposition parties to hold an election on 11 December. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he would try to force a bill through parliament today that called for a 12 December election but opponents had wanted an earlier date.Mr Johnson faces more resistance from MPs in his quest for a pre-Christmas election with the Lib Dems insisting they are not prepared to accept his preferred date.Mr Johnson has put his Brexit deal on hold in an anticipated bid to convince the Commons to vote today for a 12 December election in his fourth time of asking.British Labour clears way for December election following Brexit deadlock was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Congress appoints Kumari Selja as Haryana unit chief

first_imgCongress leader Kumari Selja has been appointed as the new State party president of Haryana. She said that it’s a huge responsibility and seeks everybody’s support. “It is a huge responsibility on my shoulders; all of us will have to work together. We are committed to the Party’s ideology,” said Ms. Selja. Former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda shared his views on being appointed as Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and Chairman of the State Election Committee. He thanked Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and said that Party has taken a decision and he respects it.last_img read more

Kingad eyes to bounce back in ONE: Visions of Victory

first_imgSoriano, meanwhile, aims to stop his slump when he faces another hometown bet in Muhammad Aimon in a featherweight matchup.The erstwhile unbeaten Kingad lost his first shot at a world title in just the opening round as Moraes, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, applied the rear-naked choke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHaving dropped three of his last four fights, it’s now or never for Soriano if he wants to revive his career. His last two bouts ended early via TKO against China’s Chen Lei last November and Malaysia’s Saiful Merican a little over a year ago.Moraes, the current flyweight titleholder, and Reece McLaren of Australia will headline the card’s main event. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighters Danny Kingad and Burn Soriano hope to get back on track when they face separate opponents in ONE: Visions of Victory on March 9 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Kingad, who is coming off a submission defeat at the hands of Adriano Moraes three months ago, looks to redeem himself against Gianni Subba of Malaysia in the flyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Also, Christian Lee eyes to continue his winning ways against Kazunori Yokota of Japan. Lee, the younger brother of women’s atomweight champion Angela, is Apart from Subba and Aimon, three other Malaysians in Agilan Thani, Jihin Radzuan and Hisyam Samsudin will fight in front of their hometown crowd. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Delhi hospital hires bouncers to deter attacks from patients and relatives

first_imgPradeep Kumar, a muscular man in shades and tattoos, pulls up on a motorcycle, ready for his job as a bouncer. Not at a nightclub, but at another workplace where violence is common in India: a hospital.He and his burly colleagues keep the emergency and labor rooms from filling up with patients’ often agitated relatives and friends. The bouncers are polite, yet so tough-looking that people think twice about ignoring their orders.”These guys look like they walked right out of an action movie,” said Pawan Desai, who brought his 4-year-old daughter to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for treatment for a cut on her hand.Working in an Indian hospital can be dangerous. In April, a week before DDU hired the bouncers, friends of an emergency-room patient punched a doctor in the face and broke his nose before going on a rampage with hockey sticks, swinging at windows, lights, furniture and medical staff.The medical staff at DDU, a government hospital, had faced nearly one attack a month and had gone on strike 20 times over six years demanding better security. Since the hospital replaced its middle-aged, pot-bellied guards with bar bouncers, bodyguards, and wrestlers sporting muscles and tattoos, “there hasn’t been a single incident,” said Dr. Nitin Seth, the doctor who was injured in April.”These guys do a good job controlling the crowds,” he said.Thousands of attacks occur in Indian hospitals every year, said Dr. Narendra Saini, spokesman for the Indian Medical Association.In January, a man in Chennai was charged with using a sword to hack to death a surgeon he held responsible for his pregnant wife’s death during surgery. Three months later, a mob at a Delhi hospital beat up six doctors in retaliation for supposed sexual misconduct after the medical staff unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate a female patient using CPR.When someone dies in the hospital, relatives often start blaming – even attacking – doctors. At expensive private hospitals, families feel especially cheated, Saini said. “They expect their patient to live because that’s what they paid for.”The DDU Hospital guards, a team of 21 split across three shifts, cover the busiest areas of the campus, especially the emergency and labor rooms.People who come in with pregnant or trauma patients “are most likely to lose their cool,” Kumar said. “That’s why we try not to let in more than one per patient.”The only way to prevent a bad situation from getting worse is to keep people moving and not let crowds collect at all, said Dr. Promila Gupta, the hospital’s medical superintendent. “I think what works for our new guards is that the (patients’) relatives are afraid of them because of their good physique,” she said.Despite the tough image, Kumar and the other guards are a soft-spoken bunch. “We don’t let anyone in unless they need to be there, and we know how to be polite about it,” he said.”First we talk nice,” said bouncer Amarjeet Singh. “If they don’t listen, troublemakers are taken to the Casualty Medical Officer’s room to sort things out, and if that doesn’t work, police from the nearby post are called in to get them evicted.”In any case, we are not allowed to rough anyone up,” he added.Few Indian hospitals can afford this kind of security. The generally overcrowded and understaffed government facilities often don’t even have the resources they need to save lives, said Dr. Saini of the Indian Medical Association.Dr. Prithvi Madhok, a former surgeon at some of Mumbai’s top hospitals, has studied the rash of doctor assaults in India and said hiring better security will not solve the underlying problem.”As a society, we are just not trained to be patient. We don’t wait for our turn, or let things go through their due process,” he said.Madhok said patients or their attendants turn violent because they think they can get away with it. Attacking a doctor might be a serious crime, “but in my several years of practice, I have never seen anyone get booked for it,” he said.Seth, the DDU doctor, is glad that the new guards are serving as a deterrent.”These guys save lives too,” he said. “Just as doctors here are always ready to save a patient, these bouncers are here to save us doctors.”advertisementlast_img read more