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Reyes names Gilas Final 12

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first_imgGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI—With the enemy’s roster littered with pesky guards, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has decided to include Jio Jalalon as his third point guard in the Filipinos’ Fiba World Qualifying match with Chinese Taipei Friday night here.Able to defend as hard as anyone in the region, Jalalon won the spot over Baser Amer and joins Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo in the Philippine Team backcourt that definitely doesn’t lack the firepower.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, RR Pogoy, Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright round out Reyes’ team for the Taiwanese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Home fans spur Bataan to first win LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We needed an extra zone-buster, that’s why we chose Allein,” Reyes explained as the Filipinos try to sustain a five-year winning run against the Taiwanese and stay firmly in second place in Group B behind Australia.Andray Blatche will again play a key role for the Filipinos, who labored under a bum start last November before hacking out a 90-83 victory in the second window held at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Quincy Davis III will again be the force in the middle for the Taiwanese, whom he gave a handsome early lead seven months ago by shooting 12 points in the opening period only to lose steam when it mattered. The 6-foot-10 center finished with 20 points.Gilas will have another game after this one, happening on Monday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, where they clash with world power Australia. He can change his roster for that game as allowed by the rules.Tickets for the game have been sold out days before, with a big number of overseas Filipino workers failing to secure tickets with the home crowd gobbling up most of it to assure full support for the Taiwanese.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Amer loomed to be a logical choice for the spot, playing incredibly well for Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But it seems that Jalalon is a much better defender, something which Reyes will need for the 7 p.m. game against the Taiwanese at Taipei Heping gym.Carl Bryan Cruz and Cadet Troy Rike were the other cuts as Reyes finalized his 12-man lineup before practicing for the last time on Thursday night at Jheng Jhong sports facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ve always had a pesky point guard who could put pressure and be a pesky defender,” Reyes told TV5. “And that’s the role of Jio Jalalon. That’s why we’ve kept those three point guards in the Final 12, and that leaves Baser (Amer) out of the equation.”Cruz, also a hard-nosed defender, lost out a slot to Allein Maliksi, the former Santo Tomas ace who can light it up from afar.last_img read more

Virginia Tech massacre news spreads quickly; network stars head south

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first_imgNEW YORK — A student’s shaky cell phone video with the sound of multiple gunshots was the most memorable early depiction of the horror at Virginia Tech Monday as television networks covered the sickening news. TV networks rushed to get reporters and anchors to the scene of what at first appeared to be a single shooting death, then unfolded into the worst gun massacre in the nation’s history. A video shot by student Jamal Albarghouti appears unremarkable to the eye, with police officers at the end of a parking lot standing, guns drawn, outside a campus building. But the sound _ bang! bang! bang! _ captured what was going on. Albarghouti told CNN that he at first believed he was happening upon the investigation of a bomb threat. There had been several on campus in recent weeks, he said. “After a minute when I reached the area where I took the video from, I saw cops with guns and they were asking everyone to lay down or leave really quickly,” he said. “I knew it wasn’t another bomb threat. I knew it was something way more serious.” Cable news networks covered the story continuously Monday afternoon. Broadcast networks also broke into regular programming several times, including when President Bush made a statement and Virginia Tech authorities held a news conference. Anchors Katie Couric of CBS News and Brian Williams of NBC rushed to Blacksburg, Va., to originate their evening newscasts there. Wary of travel troubles due to the Atlantic nor’easter, ABC’s Charles Gibson held back and planned to head south after the news. CBS expanded its evening news to an hour, NBC planned a “Dateline NBC” special on the shootings in prime-time and ABC was expanding “Nightline.” CNN’s “Larry King Live” put off its celebration Monday of King’s 50th year in broadcasting to cover the story. “This is a story that has really shocked the nation,” said CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. He stood before a video wall that displayed several still pictures of the aftermath. Fox News Channel, at the bottom of its screen, flashed a timeline of the shootings. ABC’s Web site helped to gather eyewitness accounts and also served as a message board to help Virginia Tech students and parents keep track of their loved ones. The Web site posted links to social sites like Facebook where students were trying to watch out for one another, said Michael Clemente, ABC News senior executive producer for digital media. “We can tell a story with this kind of depth and complexity faster than we have ever been able to,” he said. “I don’t think we could have had this kind of info in 12 or even 24 hours, before.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

South B pip Huruma to maiden Koth Biro crown

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first_imgComing into the tournament, South B were not considered serious title contenders, but after gaining the anchor of Harambee Stars players Anthony Akumu and Musa Mohammed ensured they did just enough to bag the crown for the first time ever.“When we started, we had very young players and everybody didn’t take us serious. But once the experienced players started coming in, we became a different outfit and we went all the way to win without a loss,” Charles ‘Korea’ Omondi, the South B coach told Capital Sport.“The likes of Teddy, Musa and Oboya are all South B products and coming in here to play with these young boys and inspiring them is great,” the tactician added.South B United’s Harun Shakava vies for the ball with GAA Huruma’s John ‘Mavado’ Mwangi during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Ground on January 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluEven without sensational Paul Were who starred in their semi-final win, South B were still compact. Were returned to his base in Europe just after aiding them in the semis with a goal and and two assists in their 3-2 comeback win in the semis.In front of a fully packed Umeme Grounds, the action on the pitch didn’t disappoint either as both sides produced an entertaining finale, worth every penny of the two-month duration of the tournament.While South B had Mohammed, Oboya, Akumu, Harun Shakava and AFCLeopards’ Mike Kibwage within their ranks, Huruma had Sony Sugar custodian Kevin ‘Saha’ Omondi, his teammate Amos Asembeka, Posta’s Collins Omondi and Mathare United’s John ‘Mavado’ Mwangi.South B had the early chances in the tie with Mugendi forcing off a good save off Huruma keeper Omondi in the fifth minute with a low shot from the left as early as the fifth minute. Nickson Omondi also had a similar effort blocked six minutes later.Shakava was tasked with taking South B’s set pieces and he twice caused some anxiety in the Huruma box, first his curling effort from the left heading straight to the keeper on the quarter hour mark while five minutes later, another effort was spilled and Anthony Ndung’u sent the rebound over.South B United’s Edward Mambo vies for the ball with GAA Huruma’s Eugene Chege during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Ground on January 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHuruma, under the tutelage of former Sofapaka and AFC Leopards coach Ezekiel Akwana were slow starters but they ultimately got into the game half through the opening half.In the 26th minute, Eugene Chege had a glorious opportunity with a freekick from good goalscoring range, but he lifted the ball too high.A defensive miscommunication between Gor Mahia centre back pair Mohammed and Shakava almost gifted Huruma an unlikely opener as both went for an aerial ball, Patrick Macharia benefiting but his shot was saved.On the other end, Benjamin Mageson’s spectacular volley from inside the box after a cross from the right evaded the target by inches.In the second half, both teams upped the tempo, the noise at the Umeme Grounds reaching deafening crescendo as both sets of fans rallied their team.South B United’s Edward Mambo goes down under a challenge from GAA Huruma’s Newton Mugo during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Ground on January 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHuruma were the better starters and their best chance came just six minutes in when substitute Tyson Otieno who turns out for Mathare United dribbled past three markers with some good skill but his shot was inches over.In the 58th minute, Huruma had another brilliant opportunity when Peter Njoroge with barelyhis first touch of the ball found shooting space inside the box but South B keeper Anthony Obonyo made a save.They paid for the miss two minutes later when Mugendi twisted and turned away from two markers before shooting low past a dazed Omondi in the Huruma goal.After going down, Akwana’s charges upped the pressure but South B’s experience at the back with Mohammed and Shakava as well as Akumu shielding infront ensured Korea’s side retained the lead to the end.South B keeper Anthony Obonyo was named keeper of the tournament having conceded only twice, his teammate Abraham Dawo scooped the top scorer’s gong with six goals Umeme’s Ramadhan Emeka was named young player of the tournament while FIFA Best’s Musa Masika, younger brother to Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe was the tournament Most Valuable Player.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000South B United players celebrate after clinching the Koth Biro title at the Umeme Ground on January 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7- Former Sofapaka striker Patrick Mugendi scored the all important goal for South B United as the tournament underdogs beat ‘God Above All’ (GAA) Huruma 1-0 on Sunday to lift the annual Koth Biro post-season tournament title at the Umeme Ground in Ziwani.The dust and sun at the Iconic Umeme Grounds coupled with entertaining football from both teams provided a perfect script ending for the two month tournament that was celebrating its 40th anniversary, dedicated to former organizer Charles ‘Soldier’ Handas who passed on last year.last_img read more

Exhibit honors innovative car builder Salih

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSalih’s race car is famous for having the first-ever sideways-mounted engine. Salih invented the concept of installing the car’s engine on its side to give the vehicle a lower center of gravity. This method fostered improved handling and more speed through the turns. “It’s beautiful. He was just a hard-working guy,” said Salih’s neighbor, Lee Gpahagos, 62, of Whittier. “He’s the American dream. He wielded everything he had to build the thing.” In the same house that Salih built the legendary race car, he also started a family. He and his wife, Freda, raised their daughter, Nannette, who attended East Whittier Middle School and later was part of the second graduating class at California High School. • Photo Gallery: George Salih exhibit • Video: George Salih exhibit WHITTIER – The Whittier Museum shifted history into overdrive Sunday when it unveiled an exhibit honoring a late racing Hall of Fame inductee and builder of a two-time winning Indianapolis 500 race car. The 15,000-square-foot museum dedicated an exhibit to George Salih, builder of the car that took the checkered flag at the Indy 500 in 1957 and 1958. Salih and his Whittier neighbor, Howard Gilbert, crafted the race car from Salih’s home garage on Milliken Avenue. It was with the winning money from the Indy 500 races that Salih was able to send his daughter to college at USC. Salih died in 1984 at age 69 before he was inducted into Racing Hall of Fame in 1993. The museum exhibit houses the history of Salih’s invention along with a replica of the twice-winning Indy 500 race car. The builder of the Indy 500 car replica, Frank Janes, 77, of Whittier, used mostly his own money, along with a few donations from the local junk yard to create the replica. The Whittier Museum is dedicated to displaying artifacts that celebrate the first 100 years of Whittier’s history and beyond. The museum is open to the general public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. “I just think what an amazing thing to build a race car in a home garage and have it win two years in a row,” said Whittier Museum Executive Director Myra Hilliard. “What a cool legacy for Whittier and also for the racing world.” For information, call (562) 945-3871 or visit www.whittiermuseum.org news.wdn@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3015 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Press Pass – Sunday, July 10

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first_imgThis week Ray Stubbs is joined by Shaun Custis and Darren Lewis to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They discuss Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho in Manchester, the best Euro 2016 XI, and have a look over some of the biggest ongoing transfer sagas.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img

LYIT IS YOUR ONLY CHOICE FOR ALL COLLEGE COURSES

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first_imgLYIT has a huge range of courses to choose from.Letterkenny Institute of Technology continues to expand its curriculum with a view to offering programmes which will lead to careers in new and rapidly growing sectors.Whether you’re a first time student, a graduate or considering a return to education, LYIT has an excellent choice of highly respected CAO, Postgraduate and Part-Time programmes for 2014/2015.LYIT programmes are highly employment-focused with the majority of courses developed in collaboration with industry and professional bodies, in new and rapidly expanding sectors. In just 2 years the college has introduced 16 new CAO programmes and a variety of options to go on to study further with add-on Level 8, Postgraduate, Higher Diploma and Masters programmes. Just one of the reasons why the college has seen a 16% increase in student numbers since 2011.The four academic schools at LYIT – Business, Science, Engineering, and Tourism – offer a broad range of entry level degree programmes, right up to postgraduate Masters.In addition nearly half of all LYIT CAO courses include an accredited work placement, it allows students to gain valuable experience to launch their careers and employers to access high level candidates in key areas.LYIT has a strong reputation in offering highly regarded Postgraduate and Part-Time courses for people who wish to enhance their qualifications, are currently looking for employment or perhaps are considering a change of career. This includes an interesting selection of Part-Time courses and Springboard programmes. According to Registrar Billy Bennett, “Students who study at LYIT are choosing courses which will open up future career opportunities and equip them with skills for future success. The Postgraduate and Part-Time courses we provide will boost career prospects and are also suitable for people who may wish to change direction later in their career.”With over €60 million invested in capital development in the last 10 years LYIT is one of the most modern colleges in Ireland. Located on 2 campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs, it has excellent facilities, including a floodlit outdoor playing field and well-equipped gym, a refurbished cookery demonstration classroom, state-of-the art science labs and the only Wind Energy Training Tower in Ireland.The School of Tourism at Killybegs provides highly respected courses in tourism, hospitality and culinary arts, with an ambitious European and US exchange programme. In fact it featured as “one of the most respected colleges in tourism” in the recent Irish Times CAO supplement (Jan 2014).The student centred approach to learning and support make LYIT distinct, with approachable lecturers, flexible learning, a friendly campus with lots of clubs/societies and sports.“We want to make the learning experience an engaging and positive one. Our graduates leave us not only with highly regarded qualifications but with skills such as communication and problem solving, which will help them succeed. We will continue to provide relevant programmes which increase the employability of all our graduates,” adds Billy Bennett. To find out about CAO, Postgraduate and Part-Time courses on offer from LYIT, visit www.lyit.ie. Or go to the LYIT Information Day this Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm at Letterkenny and Killybegs to discuss your options.LYIT IS YOUR ONLY CHOICE FOR ALL COLLEGE COURSES was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:coursesletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

Storybird: A Family-Friendly Storytelling Tool That Has Nothing to Do with Twitter

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first_imgA little bit like a slide presentation app and a little bit like Whrrl, Storybird brings ease of use and a captivating interface to the sharing of words and pictures online.Using artwork from talented illustrators, Storybird allows users to create and display narratives of their own choosing. The site and its library of stories are currently particularly suitable for younger Internet and iPhone users. Best of all is the “story maker” section of the site, which allows users to drag and drop images, edit text, and create customizable stories to share with friends and family.Collaboration is as simple as inviting others via email to edit a story. Users take turns finishing a story in a fashion reminiscent of storytelling games played by children with insufficient access to televisions.Users can also create reading lists of stories for sharing and later perusal. Stories are rated for particular age groups, as well. Both of these features signal this site’s usefulness in the classroom.For more specifics on how to use the site to read and create stories, check out this demo video: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Creating stories was remarkably simple. We would have preferred better sorting of artwork by keywords or – better yet – a search function, either for artwork or for story subjects. For in-class use especially, the site must be searchable and results must be fairly accurate; it took us some time to even find stories grouped by tag. And we would love to see more sharing options for stories, including embedding options.Still, we loved this item from the Storybird blog about a three-and-a-half year old boy who was told about the site while in the middle of his evening bath:When asked “would you like to make a story with your dad?” Josh squealed “yes!” and proceeded to hop out of the bath, still dirty and soaking. “I’m finished! I’m finished!” he insisted. Five minutes later with hair still wet he produced his first Storybird. He made another one before bed, then demanded his dad read him all the Storybirds in the public library. In the morning, he woke up to say “I want to make a Storybird.”All inherent charm aside, Storybird is simple and intuitive enough to encourage read/write thinking and action in the youngest of Internet users, which is something we applaud and encourage.The site, which went live last Friday, September 4, is in its first version (the team has decided that the term “beta” is beyond overused). We found Storybird via the Go2Web20 directory. Tags:#start#startups jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Nevada Wrestles with Its Weatherization Plan

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first_imgA disagreement over weatherization-program hiring practices in Nevada has prompted state lawmakers to delay the stimulus-funded program’s launch until September 17.The agency that oversees the state’s weatherization program, the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry, has received federal funds for weatherization based on a proposal it submitted to the Department of Energy in April that included a plan to send out requests for contractors to get started on weatherization work as quickly as possible, a recent story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal notes. Five contractors had been selected and were ready to begin work pending the release by state lawmakers of an initial $10 million in federal funds, a Department of Business and Industry official told the paper.But lawmakers say the Housing Division cannot ignore a state law that took effect on July 1, which requires the agency to allocate funds not only to contractors but for training unemployed workers via state-approved apprenticeship programs run by unions, community colleges, and private companies.Political subtextSenate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, a Democrat from Las Vegas, asked the Senate’s Finance Committee to delay implementation of the program until after a September 17 meeting, which has been scheduled to discuss the program in detail.The Review-Journal did note that the Housing Division had planned to request more funds for weatherization work in October that would have included apprenticeship programs, but that idea is now on hold. It possible a resolution could materialize before then, but the political climate in Nevada is contentious, with Democrats in both the Assembly and Senate reiterating this week that they have lost confidence in Governor Jim Gibbons, a Republican who served in the U.S. House of Representatives before running for governor and taking office in 2006.Weatherization programs in most states are well underway, with implementation issues slowing only a few, including the program in Indiana, which has been delayed while the DOE addresses its concerns over the way the state is allocating funds and the qualifying criteria and spending limits it has set for weatherization recipients.last_img read more

It’s How You Say It

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You might say, “We need to be profitable. We need a win-win deal.” As much as I agree with the statement, it isn’t what you say as much as how you say it. You might be better off saying, “We want to make sure you achieve the outcomes we’ve discussed up to this point, and we don’t want you to invest more or less than you need to. Can I go back over the investments we are going to make to ensure you achieve your goals?”When your prospect rejects your request for a meeting, the words you speak maybe, “I promise I won’t take a lot of your time.” In that statement, you have conceded that you don’t believe what you want to share is worth your dream client’s time, providing them with an easy “no.” Better might be, “What I have to share with you is valuable, even if you never do business with us. I promise I won’t waste one minute of your time, and you will find it valuable.” This addresses the prospect’s real concern.Salespeople have been known to speak poorly of their competitors. I have heard them say, “There is no way they are profitable at their pricing, and that isn’t a sustainable business model.” And yet, they have been in business for decades and show no signs of extinction. There is a better way (and one I wrote about in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition): “We know them well. We have friends there. They do good work, but we have wildly different ideas about the business model. Can I share with you what makes us different?”Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchBecause sales is conversations and commitments, one should work very hard at choosing words that make those conversations valuable and useful, earning the right to go from conversation to conversation by linking together the commitments necessary to go from target to close (as found in The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).last_img read more

Wrestling referee Virender Malik suspended for alleged sexual assault

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first_imgInternational wrestling referee Virender Malik has been suspended by the Wrestling Federation of IndiaTwo days after his arrest in Glasgow, International wrestling referee Virender Malik has been suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India with immediate effect for alleged sexual assault. Shame at CWG.Shame at CWG The reports suggest that Virender Malik has been arrested for alleged sexual assault while Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary Rajiv Mehta was also arrested for alleged drunken driving.Also Read: IOA officials held for drunken driving, sexual assault in Glasgow According to a Scotland Yard spokeswoman, a 49-year-old man was arrested following reports of alleged drunken driving in City Centre of Glasgow on August 2nd. And on the same day, a 45-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged sexual assault in the west of Glasgow.It was also established that both Mehta and Malik were not part of the Indian contingent but went to Glasgow in their respective official capacities. Mehta was an invitee of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and presented medals to winners. Malik had officiated in the wrestling competitions in the Commonwealth Games.The reports published in Asian Lite, a London newspaper, suggested that Mehta was allegedly driving without a licence at Glasgow city centre and was above the legal alcohol limit and Malik was allegedly involved in sexual assault in a hotel in the west of Glasgow.The Indian High Commission in London, in a statement on Sunday, said they are closely monitoring the case.”We have learnt about the detention of two members of the Commonwealth games contingent (sic) by the local (Glasgow) police. Our consulate in Edinburgh has deputed an official to Glasgow to keep in close touch with the police authorities to ascertain full factual details of the case. We are also close in touch with the team,” the High Commission said in a statement.advertisementIOA president N Ramachandran said it was unfair to jump to any early conclusion.last_img read more