Metro Riders Sue Transit System

first_imgMore than 80 subway riders, who continue to battle smoke-related illness from last year’s Metrorail fire, filed lawsuits against system.Dennean Baker sat rocking back  and forth at the National Press Club Jan. 12, occasionally wiping a steady flow of tears.  He was one of hundreds of Metrorail riders trapped in a smoke-filled train in the tunnels just feet from the L’Enfant Plaza station.“We all thought that we was going to die,” Baker said during the press conference. “I start to cry because of my memories of the horrible time I was on the train.” Baker is among more than 80 survivors, who continue to suffer breathing difficulties as a result of smoke inhalation.Flanked by attorneys announcing a lawsuit against Metro, Baker said she and 86 co-litigants have yet to receive notice from Metro of what toxins and other chemicals to which they were exposed.  It is the lack of disclosure, one year later, that undermines their medical treatment, the lawyers said.Passengers on the train that day were trapped for an estimated 35 minutes during which repeated announcements dissuaded them from trying to evacuate, despite growing panic.“We were told that the best thing you can do is stay put and if you open the doors or get off the train then the train can’t move,” said Jonathan Rogers, one of the victims, during the press conference.  “We were told that we’d jeopardize everybody else if we tried to get off the train so there was nothing to do but just wait and hope that the smoke didn’t get worse.”Attorney Kim Brooks-Rodney, who is representing some of the riders, said that in addition to not knowing what toxins the passengers were exposed to and the ongoing damage they present to the riders’ bodies, there is still much confusion over what caused the accident.“Can this accident happen again a year later? We still don’t know,” Brooks-Rodney told reporters at the Press Club.While some passengers fled the train on their own to escape the smoke, those who remained sat through a hindered rescue process, bogged down by communication problems among EMS and Metro personnel, as well as a ventilation system that drew smoke towards, rather than away from, the choking passengers.Carol GloverA Black Virginia woman, Carol Glover, died in the incident. Her sons have filed a separate lawsuit.Metro’s new General Mangaer Paul Wiedefeld has not publicly responded to the lawsuit; however, he did offer an open letter statement concerning the one-year anniversary of the accident, seeking to reassure passengers of the system’s safety.“As the new CEO, I started the job with a mission of rededicating Metro to safety, improving service reliability and getting our financial house in order. In the area of safety, the first executive I am recruiting is a new chief safety officer, responsible for day-to-day oversight but more importantly, reinforcing a stronger safety culture throughout Metro,” the letter said. ssherman@afro.comlast_img read more

North Staffordshire motorists warned to expect delays over weekend

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are advising motorists to expect delays on the roads of North Staffordshire this weekend due to a football match and a wide load passing through the area. The load will set off from Stafford at around 8am on Sunday December 17 – having previously being postponed due to bad weather. Police say the load will be travelling from the county town to Newcastle via the A34 Northbound. The load’s route will take it from Stafford, through Stone and then onto Newcastle and Talke. There are also expected to be delays around the Bet365 stadium as Stoke City play West Ham at home. Read MoreHave you seen these parking spaces taped off? This is why A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Please be aware or some potential traffic congestion over this weekend with Stoke City FC at home on Saturday, and a wide load movement on Sunday from Stafford to Talke along the A34. “Please be patient and follow any Police officer instructions to help minimise your delay.”last_img read more

Zai Bennett Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will

first_imgZai BennettSky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will now lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment.Bennett takes up the new role of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year.The appointment is effective immediately. This means Bennett has overall leadership of Sky’s UK entertainment team, which comprises Sky 1 and Sky Living director Adam McDonald, director of Sky Arts and non-scripted Phil Edgar-Jones, head of comedy Jon Mountague and head of kids content Lucy Murphy.Stephen Ladlow remains in charge of free-to-air channels Pick and Challenge, while head of drama Anne Mensah and director of acquisitions Sarah Wright will continue to report to Sky managing director of content Gary Davey.Edgar-Jones added responsibility for unscripted programming last week after the departure of head of non-scripted Celia Taylor.For Bennett, the promotion marks a fast rise at the 21st Century Fox-backed satcaster for the former BBC Three controller, who joined Sky as director of US programming-focused Sky Atlantic in 2014. He will remain in control of the network, which offers programmes such as Game of Thrones, The Wire and Fortitude.Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts schedulder Jamie Morris has been promoted to Sky Atlantic channel editor, and will support Bennett with the network.“The changes announced today will enable us to have a clearer focus for the content plan in the UK and Ireland, while other members of my team continue to have responsibilities to both the UK and the rest of Europe,” said Davey.Murphy, effectively Bennett’s predecessor, left his post as director of entertainment channels after six-and-a-half years in October 2015. He has since focused on a television writing career.last_img read more


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In Risky Move Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apples

first_img September 29, 2014 Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Guest Writer Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. –shares Next Article Locationcenter_img 2 min read Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Laura Entis A Microsoft store is coming to Fifth Avenue.While the company currently has more than 100 retail stores in North America, its Fifth Avenue location will be its first in Manhattan, the company confirmed to The Wall Street Journal.”As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience,” David Porter, corporate vice president for Microsoft retail stores, wrote in a blog post. “This is a goal we’ve had since day one—we were only waiting for the right location. And now we have it.”The location is expensive, prestigious and certainly makes a statement. It’s also just a few blocks away from Apple’s flagship New York store, where lines for new Apple product launches often run blocks deep.Related: This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your BusinessFor a company often accused of being perpetually late to the game, Microsoft’s decision to open its Manhattan flagship store a few blocks away from Apple’s flagship, which opened over eight years ago, is an interesting choice.Since Microsoft opened its first retail location in 2009, the software company has been steadily ramping up the number of physical stores it operates. While a large percentage of what Microsoft sells are services, not physical items, customers can purchase products such as Surface Pro, Windows Phones, Xbox One at its retail stores, as well as visit a “help desk” (pretty much the equivalent of Apple’s “genius bar”).Still, in this respect, Microsoft is chasing Apple, which opened its first retail store in 2001 and currently has more than 250 stores in the U.S. alone.No word yet on when we can expect the Fifth Avenue location to open, but the company will launch new retail stores in Toronto, Tulsa, OK Bethesda, MD and Cerritos, CA before the year’s end.Related: Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul. In Risky Move, Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apple’s Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

European Union to Probe McDonalds Tax Deals With Luxembourg

first_img Add to Queue EU antitrust regulators will investigate McDonald’s tax deals with Luxembourg which enabled the U.S. fastfood chain to escape paying taxes on European franchise royalties from 2009, in a move which could lead to hefty back taxes for the company.The action by the European Commission comes two months after it ordered Luxembourg to recover up to 30 million euros ($32 million) from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the Dutch to do the same for Starbucks because their tax deals were seen as unlawful aid.The EU competition enforcer said McDonald’s had not paid any corporate taxes in Luxembourg or the United States on royalties paid by franchisees in Europe and Russia since 2009 as a result of two tax rulings by the Luxembourg authorities.”A tax ruling that agrees to McDonald’s paying no tax on their European royalties either in Luxembourg or in the U.S. has to be looked at very carefully under EU state aid rules,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.”The purpose of double taxation treaties between countries is to avoid double taxation – not to justify double non-taxation.”Luxembourg’s finance ministry said the country had granted no special tax treatment nor selective advantage to McDonald’s and that it would cooperate fully with the investigation.McDonald’s said it complied with all tax rules in Europe and that its companies had paid more than 2.1 billion euros in corporate taxes in the European Union from 2010 to 2014, with an average tax rate of almost 27 percent.It also paid social, real estate and other taxes, while its independent franchises, operators of about 75 percent of its outlets, paid corporate and other taxes.”We are confident that the inquiry will be resolved favorably,” it said in a statement.TWIN RULINGS, NO TAXThe Commission said McDonald’s Europe Franchising was exempted from paying taxes on this income in Luxembourg on the grounds that the profits were subject to taxation in the United States. However, when the ruling was granted in 2009, these profits were not subjected to tax in the United States.In a second ruling, Luxembourg agreed that McDonald’s did not have to prove that this income was subject to U.S. tax, the Commission said.Luxembourg, the Commission said, exempted the profits from taxation there despite knowing that they were in fact not subject to tax in the United States.The case presents yet another headache for Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as Luxembourg developed its favorable tax system during the near quarter-century that he served as the Grand Duchy’s finance minister or prime minister.Vestager’s move against McDonald’s came following critical media reports and evidence from trade unions.”For too long, McDonald’s has stashed billions in tax havens and ducked contributing to state coffers … and it’s time that the company be held accountable” Scott Courtney, organizing director at SEIU, said in a statement.SEIU represents 2 million healthcare, public sector and property service workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.($1 = 0.9471 euros)(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Philip Blenkinsop and Mark Potter) –shares Next Article Reuters 3 min read Image credit: Tupungato | This story originally appeared on Reuters McDonald’s Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. European Union to Probe McDonald’s Tax Deals With Luxembourg Register Now » Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business December 3, 2015 McDonalds in Copenhagen.last_img read more

Creepy Clown Panic Forces Ronald McDonald Into Witness Protection Program

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Creepy Clown Panic Forces Ronald McDonald Into Witness Protection Program Image credit: Zhang Peng | Getty Images Editorial Director 6 min read Add to Queue This story originally appeared on –shares Franchises October 13, 2016 Entrepreneur Editorial Director Dan Bova writes a weekly humor column for The Journal News, where this story originally appeared. You can see read past columns here and follow him on Twitter or Facebook for weekly updates.What’s white, has crazy hair and is making everyone freak out? No, not Donald Trump. But close. Clowns.In the last couple of weeks, big floppy shoes have spiked on the Noooooo-o-meter. From South Carolina to New York to Iowa, people in at least 14 states have been calling into police, wigged out about people in rainbow wigs roaming the streets.In solidarity with the creeped-out masses, McDonald’s announced its plans to put Ronald on lockdown. A statement sent from spokeswoman Terri Hicke says that the chain’s more than 14,000 locations nationwide are “mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities” and “are being thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being.” Gulp!Clown panic has spread to our schools, our restaurants and even into my home. The other night I was heading out to go jogging and my son Henry asked with genuine concern if I was worried about getting jumped by a red-nosed nutcase. I wasn’t. I was more worried about pulling a hamstring than facing a killer Krusty, but I took that as a great excuse to plant myself back down on the couch and sweat my way through some Chopped re-runs. Hamstring held up like a champ.Related:  I Call B.S. on This Motivational PosterMaybe I’m just incredibly brave or incredibly stupid, but what’s the big deal? I feel like at some point in the last 20 years, we as a nation collectively decided that clowns are the most terrifying things on earth.Sure, if they’re carrying a meat cleaver they’re kinda scary, but I think that’s true of really anything carrying a meat cleaver. You give a newborn panda a meat clever and I’m running in the other direction. But just a plain ol’ clown? Eh.If people wearing heavy makeup and idiotic smiles freaks you out, I suggest you steer clear of the Jersey Shore in mid-July.I mean, I wouldn’t be thrilled exactly if I looked out my window at 2 a.m. and saw a dude in a clown suit standing there, but I can think of much more horrifying visitors to see lurking in the moonlight, such as:A property tax assessor: “You fixed that ripped screen door and pulled some weeds? Oh yeah, that’s going to jack your value up 2 or 3 mil easily.”The neighbor’s dog peeing on my tomato plants. “Oh God, we’ve been eating organically grown urineballs all summer!”Billy Bush’s Access Hollywood tour bus.Okay, fine, I guess if I really think about it, sure, I have had some not-so-great clown encounters over the years.The first one that springs to mind is when I was editor of Maxim and I sent one of our staffers, Nick Leftley, to go on tour with Insane Clown Posse.Not familiar with them? They are a hip-hop-ish duo that enjoyed some mainstream success in 2009 with a song called “Miracles” which featured such thought-provoking lyrics as: “Water, fire, air and dirt / Fucking magnets, how do they work?”Long story short: everything went great until the FBI raided the Insane Clown Posse’s show due to suspected gang activity.All I could do was recommend that Nick keep his hands in full view, make no sudden moves and Google “any good lawyers in Detroit?” when he had the chance.Related: Kevin Hart’s 5 Inspiring Secrets to Nonstop Hustling Another clown-counter of the sucky kind came the night my then-2-year-old son Henry came down with a bad case of whatever it is that makes kids cough and drown in their own snot. Overtired and coated in goo, he was freaking out like only a 2-year-old can.The only thing that calmed him down was an Elmo DVD starring Mr. Noodle, a guy who is basically a clown with gigantic pants instead of a wig. Up until that night, I genuinely enjoyed Mr. Noodle’s antics. Mr. Noodle’s deal was that he would always screw up some simple task, like washing his hands or putting on his shoes.“No Mr. Noodle, not like that!” It was funny at first, but after the 45th viewing at 3 in the morning, it became a nerve-shredding nightmare. “Come on, man, shoes go on your feet, not your ears, you effen dipshit!” In desperation, I lunged at the DVD player to turn it off, Henry started crying again and the circle of Hell spun on.Related: 3 Shocking Business Lessons I Learned at Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe RoastOh, and speaking of things that never end, have you been to the Big Apple Circus? It is endless. We took our kids to it a few years back and after an hour and a half of people juggling handkerchiefs and tumblers yelling “hey!” and “oh!” the lights blessedly came up. It was over! I leapt into action.Grab your stuff kids — ditch the popcorn, we’ll make some when we get home. I’ll buy you a soda on the way out, I’ll buy you a pony, let’s just please leave! I stood up and — wham! — came face-to-face with a white-faced, cherry-red-nosed clown. I swallowed a scream and looked around. There was a clown in every aisle. They were everywhere! Oh God, the show wasn’t over at all. This was only intermission and the clowns were grabbing people for audience participation!I’m shaking as I type this. You know what? You’re right McDonald’s, clowns are terrifying. Everybody, lock your doors, hide your pets and children, or better yet, run!Read Bova’s past columns here and follow him on Twitter or Facebook for weekly updates. Next Article America has super-sized its rainbow-wigged wig out. Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Dan Bova Register Now »last_img read more

Leading Associations Turn to ON24 for Member Engagement and Revenue Growth

first_imgAARP, ISM, ANA and More Choose ON24 to Educate Members and Drive Sponsorships Through Webinar-Based ProgramsWith 51% of associations reporting flat or declining membership and nearly 40% saying a lack of engagement is the reason members don’t renew, national associations like AARP, The American Nurse Association (ANA), Institute of Supply Management, and ESMO, are turning to ON24, the marketing technology leader helping associations create live, always-on and personalized digital experiences to facilitate awareness, provide value to members, and increase revenue streams.Associations have traditionally relied on in-person chapter events and regional conferences for member engagement. In the digital age, associations are evolving to use webinar programs powered by the ON24 Platform for their programming, certifications, and training needs. Webinars give associations the ability to engage global audiences and provide members with valuable content. Additionally, webinars optimize resources, by saving associations time and money while attracting more sponsorship and revenue opportunities.“Associations depend on ON24 to help connect with and provide value to their unique memberships,” says Joe Hyland, CMO, ON24. “We’re proud to help associations better understand their audience and members, to create high value content, provide insights for potential sponsors, adapt to new industry trends and more. It’s a true win-win: members get more insightful, relevant content, while associations better understand their key stakeholders.”Marketing Technology News: Expanse Appoints Sherry Lowe as Chief Marketing OfficerLeading associations accelerate their growth and reach through ON24, achieving the following outcomes and results:Creating Scale, Optimizing Efficiency: For its flagship webinar during National Nurses Week, the American Nurses Association’s achieved more than 11,000 registrations through ON24 — an increase of more than 40% over the previous year. The webinar featured a live video broadcast to more than 6,000 viewers in 4,500 locations. It reduced time spent by staff on the event creation by 65% over previous webinar providers.Driving Attendees and Conversions: AARP set an all-time high for registrants thanks to ON24, with nearly 14,000 people signed up for its “The Health Care Law: What It Means for People with Medicare” webcast. The event also experienced a greater than 50% registrant to attendee conversion rate.Saving time and money: ESMO achieved an estimated 25% savings over its previous webinar solution. Along with a lower-priced webinar platform, there were additional labor and time savings from not having to deal with accessibility and technical issues.Building community with stakeholders is crucial for these organizations, and webinars serve as a key touchpoint for association memberships.Marketing Technology News: NCC Media and OpenAP Announce Advanced TV Partnership“My members can’t stop complimenting us on how much they love attending our new webinars and classes,” says Tom Martin, Director, Learning Solutions, Institute for Supply Management, which has 50,000 members across 100 countries. “ON24 has been key to making our members fall in love with us all over again.”ON24 sees the benefits of its platform as well. Thanks to a webinar-first marketing program, the company announced it’s rapidly approaching $100 million in ARR and it now serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide, including 40 of the Fortune 100. The company reached more than 1 billion engagement minutes in 2018 and is a truly global solution across industries. ON24 now serves 9 out of the top 10 technology companies, 7 out of the 10 asset management firms, 6 out of the top 10 accounting firms, and 8 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies.Marketing Technology News: Criteo Direct Bidder Support Announced for Accelerated Mobile Pages Leading Associations Turn to ON24 for Member Engagement and Revenue Growth PRNewswireJune 21, 2019, 7:11 pmJune 21, 2019 AARPAmerican Nurse AssociationJoe HylandMarketing TechnologyNewsON24 Previous ArticleInsite Software Announces Major New Enhancements for InsiteCommerceNext ArticleAdaptive Ad Systems Completes Installation of New Ad-Insertion Equipment on National Cable TV Systems Adds 40,000 Additional Subscriberslast_img read more

New app helps improve the lives of children with asthma

first_imgHe and his team created the app and carried out the research along with collaborators at Intermountain Healthcare and Parent Partners in Salt Lake City.Despite effective treatments, keeping asthma in check can be particularly tricky. An attack can come seemingly without warning and up to 40 percent of children hospitalized with asthma wind up back in the hospital within a year. A major contributing factor is that signs that precede an attack often go unnoticed.Scientists and physicians at U of U Health designed eAsthma Tracker as a way to continually monitor a child’s disease. Asthma care is typically reactive, focusing on treating recurrent attacks, says the study’s senior author and U of U Health hospitalist Bryan Stone, MD, MS. While most children with asthma show signs days to weeks before an attack, parents can easily miss these changes. eAsthma Tracker allows for monitoring at home, opening an opportunity to observe worsening signs and intervene in time to prevent a flare-up.A unique feature of the app is that it sends parents and doctors data in real-time, and triggers an automated alert when a child’s asthma is acting up. When that happens, the app prompts parents to make an appointment with the child’s doctor. A doctor receiving an alert may decide to proactively call parents to determine how to address the issue.”Parents love the idea that they can see how their child is doing and that their doctor is on the other end of the app and working with them,” says Stone.Families who use eAsthma Tracker fill out a brief weekly online survey based on a standard assessment called the Asthma Control Test. The app assigns a score reflecting whether asthma is impeding the child’s daily activities and how often they’re using medication to control symptoms. It then issues recommendations dependent on being categorized as severe (red zone), under control (green zone) or approaching severe (yellow zone).Related StoriesPuzzling paralysis affecting healthy children warns CDCStudy analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfacesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryMore than 300 children and parents at 11 clinics throughout Utah enrolled in the study designed to determine whether the app improved patient outcomes. Researchers found that children who used the app: improved their asthma control made significantly fewer visits to the emergency department and hospital significantly reduced oral steroid use (a surrogate measure for asthma attacks), missed 60% fewer days of school, and had an improved quality of life. In addition, their parents missed 70% fewer days of work.Children and parents showed improvements in all measurements 3 months after starting to use the app, and the benefits persisted 12 months later.The investigators also compared outcomes from children who used eAsthma Tracker with outcomes from children who did not use the app. Results from this part of the study showed that children who used the app: made 60% fewer visits to the emergency department and hospital, and * had a 35% reduced use of oral steroids.The main limitation of the study was the lack of a control group pulled from the same clinics that study participants were recruited from. Although design of this part of the research was not optimal, the reasoning behind the omission was intentional. Based on promising results from a pilot investigation, the parent and community stakeholders that helped design the research recommended against withholding the app from willing participants.Nkoy and Stone are now working with the university’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to conduct market validation and develop a commercialization strategy to expand to other hospital systems. Source:University of Utah HealthJournal reference:Nkoy, F. et al. (2019) Ambulatory Management of Childhood Asthma Using a Novel Self-management Application. Pediatrics. We are optimistic that spread of eAsthma Tracker can significantly improve asthma care and reduce asthma related healthcare costs.”Flory Nkoy It’s exciting to see that using an effective app can not only help improve the lives of children with asthma and their parents, but also allow their providers to give optimal care.”Flory Nkoy, MD, MS, MPH., study’s lead author and University of Utah Health professor of pediatrics Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 17 2019An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of school and parents took fewer days off work, improving quality of life. Results of the study were published online in the journal Pediatrics.last_img read more

Karnataka crisis Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:11 IST K R Ramesh Kumar the speaker asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.(File photo)Three rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.The Speaker had on July 9 asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.The MLAs are Narayana Gowda of c (JDS) and Anand Singh and Prathap Gouda Patil of Congress.However, none of them turned up, the sources said.While Narayana Gowda and Prathap Gouda Patil remained in Mumbai along with other rebels, Anand Singh is learnt to have left for Goa. Earlier in the day, the Speaker told reporters that I will start the process if they come.The three MLAs are part of the first batch of 13 legislators of the ruling Congress-JDS combine who resigned from the assembly last Saturday, dealing a blow to the coalition government. Later, three other MLAs quit.Ramesh Kumar had held that the resignation letters of only five out of the 13 MLAs were in a proper format. Besides that of Narayana Gowda, Prathap Gouda Patil and Anand Singh, the letters of K Gopaliah Anand Singh (JDS) and Ramalinga Reddy (Congress) were found in order.Ramesh Kumar had then fixed July 15 for hearing Gopaliah Anand Singh and Ramalinga Reddy while asking others to submit their resignations properly.Ten MLAs who moved the Supreme Court alleging that the Speaker was not accepting their resignations had appeared before him Thursday as directed by the court and submitted resignations afresh.After the MLAs met Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker ruled out any immediate decision on the resignation.When the matter came up for hearing Friday, the apex court restrained the Speaker from taking any decision on the resignations as well as disqualification of the MLAs till July.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: People without ideology all gone now, says SiddaramaiahALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: How it started and what has happened so far | 10 pointsALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs return to MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Narayana GowdaFollow JDSFollow Supreme CourtFollow ResignationsFollow Karnataka Next Karnataka crisis: Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn upThree rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.advertisementlast_img read more

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