Straw drops secret inquest plans

first_imgPlans to hold secret inquests without juries have been dropped by the government, justice secretary Jack Straw told parliament today. Straw said in a written statement that the move to introduce non-jury inquests on national security issues did not garner enough support among the parties. Clauses 11 and 12 of the Coroners and Justice Bill will be removed, he said. Straw said: ‘The government felt these changes struck a fair and proportionate balance between the interests of bereaved families, the need to protect sensitive material and judicial oversight of the whole process. ‘However, following further discussions in the House and with interested parties, it is clear the provisions still do not command the necessary cross-party support and in the circumstances the government will table amendments to remove clauses 11 and 12 from the bill.’ Paul Marsh, Law Society President, said: ‘We are delighted that this measure is to be dropped because the Law Society firmly believes that there should be open justice in the interests of the relatives of the deceased and the public.’last_img read more

Training tips to see you through isolation

first_imgFormer Tabletalk sports reporter Karl Bergemann goes through his paces during a home training session. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, or that’s how the saying goes. Right now, every sport enthusiast and athletes from the amateur ranks to the professionals, world-wide, can attest to just that.With throngs of us now in lockdown, not just here in South Africa but abroad as well, albeit more-so here due to our strict regulations, something we so often take for granted – popping off to the gym, a kickaround with our friends at the football fields, a run around the block or even just walking your dog – is no longer available to us.Technology, however, for all its mis-intents, seems to be one of the keys to how we are all keeping it together. What was a novelty before – online workouts, video training sessions, runs in our gardens and so on – has now turned into necessity but it’s an opportunity that is being grabbed with both hands by everyone from gym owners, yogis, functional fitness enthusiasts, martial artists, your average joe couch potato and more.As an avid sportsman and professional martial artist, exercise is as much an essential part of my lifestyle as any, and although I often made use of home workouts and have spent many hours training by myself, planning my own training schedules or working off YouTube videos, the step from choosing to do a workout at home instead of the gym to being forced to work from home has been a bit of an adjustment – most notably when it comes to having to run in and around my yard and around the coffee table.Innovation has been key. Fortunately, my gym, Thaiholics Cape Town, took a pro-active approach to the Covid-19 indaba by shutting down even before the lockdown was announced in this country, scheduling daily workouts online for our members pretty much as soon as the impact of the virus began making its mark in Europe. It can be just as inspiring having group discussions and feedback about workouts you did on your own when you realise you are actually not in this alone. It’s an interesting thought – I’m alone, but I am not alone alone. Well, you have so many options available to you. The first point of call should be looking at workout videos that don’t require equipment, so bodyweight workouts on YouTube are great, or ones where they incorporate household items like water bottles, chairs and so on. You can even try your hand at something new – yoga, dance, shadowboxing drills, movement techniques. Or, if you need a more structured approach to your workouts I might recommend something like Limitless Athletics’ straight-to-your-email The Daily workout routines (check them out on Facebook) or you can opt to download their app. Apps – there’s another great way to find something instructional with optimisable structured routines. Whether you’re looking at plyometrics, bodyweight routines with videos or anything else, there’s almost always an app for it – jump on your playstore and see what’s out there.Also, if you want to feel like you’re part of something bigger, without having to be part of a club or gym, there are great challenges out there like the Mzansi Lockdown Marathon Challenge. ●  Karl Bergemann is a former Tabletalk sports reporter and SA K1 kickboxing champion.last_img read more

Cadiz fatal hacking due to ‘old grudge’

first_imgRicky Jude’s uncle Ruperto Britania, 65, and cousin Rodel Britania, 37, were tagged suspects. The 41-year-old Ricky Jude Britania sustained multiple hack wounds on the body. The Britanias initially figured in an altercation triggered by previous grudges on throwing stones at their houses. BACOLOD City – Old grudge was the motive in a fatal hacking in Barangay Sicaba, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, police said. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Sept 17, a police report showed.center_img He was rushed to the Cadiz District Hospital where the attending physician pronounced him “dead on arrival.” Operatives of the Cadiz City police station conducted a man hunt operation against Rodel, who fled after the hacking./PN Ruperto bore hack wounds on the left arm and was also admitted to the same hospital.last_img read more

Director holds talks with Everton player’s agent, Toffees open to deal…

first_imgIt looks like bitter rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will go head to head to sign Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin before the transfer deadline. Earlier today we covered reports from Turkey that Galatasaray remain interested in the Frenchman, and now Haber Global’s Fenerbahce journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu claims the Yellow Canaries are also in talks to sign the player.Sabuncuoglu says Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli has met with Schneiderlin’s agent Pascal Boisseau with regards to loaning the player from Everton.According to Sabuncugolu’s information, Everton are looking to loan him for free, but they want the Istanbul side to cover all his wages during the potential loan spell.The midfielder’s agent Boisseau reportedly wants €2.5m a season from Fener for his client, the salary he’s earning with Everton after tax.It’s been well documented in the Turkish press that the Super Lig club are in the market for a defensive midfielder and they’ve been linked with the likes of Victor Wanyama and Luis Gustavo.Claims earlier today said Galatasaray have already made a loan offer with the Premier League side for the 29 year Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

‘Revenge’ – Chelsea get tough on transfers – Set against selling…

first_imgAntonio Conte’s difficult Chelsea exit is coming back to haunt him, reports Corriere dello Sport on Thursday. The Italian manager didn’t exactly leave Stamford Bridge on the best of terms, and a legal battle followed his exit. According to the Italian newspaper, that’s now making the Blues act tough in transfer negotiations with Inter Milan.Conte is said to be keen on both Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud, yet the Premier League club are putting up barriers, specifically for Inter. Despite the two being hardly used, it’s claimed Chelsea are insisting on €40m for the Spaniard and €10m for the Frenchman.Specifically with Alonso it’s heavily suggested Chelsea are well aware €40m is unreasonable, but are refusing to drop down from that amount because they’re not keen on helping Inter and Conte out in the transfer market.Inter had wanted a loan for Alonso, with a buying option of around €25m and were willing to negotiate, potentially upwards, on that basis. Chelsea slammed the door shut.Corriere dello Sport label it ‘revenge’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more