UN officials express concern over loss of life in wake of Pacific

11 Oct 2019

1 October 2009United Nations officials today voiced great concern over the mounting death toll following the tsunami that struck a group of islands in the South Pacific on Tuesday, as rescue and emergency relief efforts gather pace. A total of 110 people have been killed in Samoa to date and 146 injured as a result of the tsunami – triggered by a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake on the ocean bed – while 19 deaths in American Samoa and seven in the Tongan island of Niuatoputapu have been reported, according to UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes. The number of dead is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue to pull bodies from under the rubble left in the wake of the waves, Mr. Holmes, who also heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters in New York. A four-member UN disaster assessment and coordination (UNDAC) team has arrived in Samoa, which has suffered extensive damage to homes, community buildings, resorts, roads, power lines and water supply close to coastal areas.The survivors of the tsunami, which reportedly sent waves as high as six metres crashing down on the islands, are in urgent need of emergency medical care along with water, food, and shelter, said Mr. Holmes.UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said he was “deeply distressed by the losses provoked by this most recent tsunami in the Pacific Ocean,” in a message released by the agency, urging governments to strengthen efforts to protect coastal communities.“National authorities must maintain and constantly improve their communications and warning systems to help protect coastal populations, which are inevitably vulnerable to such phenomena,” said Mr. Matsuura.He said that while the UNESCO-coordinated early warning system clearly raised the alarm 16 minutes after the earthquake struck, there was not time for coastal populations to evacuate.Mr. Matsuura said that the tragic deaths of 29 September underscored the importance for governments to improve emergency response mechanisms and public awareness so that all communities benefit from the advance warning that is available at the regional level.The number and scale of natural disasters to sweep over the region in the last week is almost unprecedented, said the head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). On top of the tsunami, Typhoon Ketsana has swamped the Philippines and two massive earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra since 26 September.“The resulting loss of lives, casualties and destruction to property is heartbreaking,” said ESCAP Executive Director Noeleen Heyzer. “The disasters of the past week remind us that Asia Pacific is the world’s disaster hot spot,” said Ms. Heyzer, calling for greater investment in disaster preparedness. “A person living in Asia Pacific is four times more likely to be affected by natural disasters than someone living in Africa and 25 times more likely than someone living in Europe or North America.”The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) also announced that they will dispatch emergency relief staff in the area to help with recovery efforts.UNICEF Pacific Representative Isiye Ndombi expressed shock over the scale of destruction of the tsunami and the resulting grief to the people of Samoa and Tonga.“Our hearts and minds are with the children and families of Samoa and Tonga right now,” said Dr. Ndombi. “This is a tragedy of unbelievable proportions.” “From past experiences we know that it is especially important that we work to immediately immunize children against measles, ensure the protection of women and children who are especially vulnerable now, and establish good sanitation facilities to prevent outbreak of diseases,” he added. read more

1 October 2009United Nations officials today voiced great concern over the mounting death toll following the tsunami that struck a group of islands in the South Pacific on Tuesday, as rescue and emergency relief efforts gather pace. A total of 110 people have been killed in Samoa to date and 146 injured as a result of the tsunami – triggered by a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake on the ocean bed – while 19 deaths in American Samoa and seven in the Tongan island of Niuatoputapu have been reported, according to UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes. The number of dead is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue to pull bodies from under the rubble left in the wake of the waves, Mr. Holmes, who also heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters in New York. A four-member UN disaster assessment and coordination (UNDAC) team has arrived in Samoa, which has suffered extensive damage to homes, community buildings, resorts, roads, power lines and water supply close to coastal areas.The survivors of the tsunami, which reportedly sent waves as high as six metres crashing down on the islands, are in urgent need of emergency medical care along with water, food, and shelter, said Mr. Holmes.UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said he was “deeply distressed by the losses provoked by this most recent tsunami in the Pacific Ocean,” in a message released by the agency, urging governments to strengthen efforts to protect coastal communities.“National authorities must maintain and constantly improve their communications and warning systems to help protect coastal populations, which are inevitably vulnerable to such phenomena,” said Mr. Matsuura.He said that while the UNESCO-coordinated early warning system clearly raised the alarm 16 minutes after the earthquake struck, there was not time for coastal populations to evacuate.Mr. Matsuura said that the tragic deaths of 29 September underscored the importance for governments to improve emergency response mechanisms and public awareness so that all communities benefit from the advance warning that is available at the regional level.The number and scale of natural disasters to sweep over the region in the last week is almost unprecedented, said the head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). On top of the tsunami, Typhoon Ketsana has swamped the Philippines and two massive earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra since 26 September.“The resulting loss of lives, casualties and destruction to property is heartbreaking,” said ESCAP Executive Director Noeleen Heyzer. “The disasters of the past week remind us that Asia Pacific is the world’s disaster hot spot,” said Ms. Heyzer, calling for greater investment in disaster preparedness. “A person living in Asia Pacific is four times more likely to be affected by natural disasters than someone living in Africa and 25 times more likely than someone living in Europe or North America.”The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) also announced that they will dispatch emergency relief staff in the area to help with recovery efforts.UNICEF Pacific Representative Isiye Ndombi expressed shock over the scale of destruction of the tsunami and the resulting grief to the people of Samoa and Tonga.“Our hearts and minds are with the children and families of Samoa and Tonga right now,” said Dr. Ndombi. “This is a tragedy of unbelievable proportions.” “From past experiences we know that it is especially important that we work to immediately immunize children against measles, ensure the protection of women and children who are especially vulnerable now, and establish good sanitation facilities to prevent outbreak of diseases,” he added. read more

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Saving lives of migrants stranded in Southeast Asian waters should remain a

02 Oct 2019

“This is an important and welcome step forward in recognition of the need to protect the right to life for all, regardless of their status,” said the UN Special Rapporteurs on migrants, François Crépeau; on trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro; on torture, Juan E. Méndez; and on summary executions, Christof Heyns.“Saving lives must remain a priority,” the Special Rapporteurs said in a statement. “Pushbacks conducted against migrants and asylum seekers which may also include victims of trafficking are never a good option. They only end up perpetuating the suffering of children, women and men who are already risking death for a better life,” they added as well. The independent experts noted that allowing migrants and asylum seekers to disembark reinforces the commitment of these three countries to their international human rights obligations. Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to offer shelter to 7000 asylum seekers and migrants stranded at sea. “Once rescued, asylum seekers and migrants should be received in open centres offering adequate accommodation facilities and, where necessary, have access to medical care,” they emphasized. “All those rescued should be individually assessed to establish their protection needs and ensure that the principle of non-refoulement is upheld by the three countries concerned, and that no person is returned to a State, where she or he might be in danger of being subjected to torture,” the experts stressed. Next month, the UN Special Rapporteur on migrants will present reports on European Union border management and on his visit to Italy and Malta to the UN Human Rights Council. At the same session, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons will present a report on the issues that she intends to focus on in the course of her tenure including further exploration between the link of mixed migration flows and trafficking. Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, an independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanism that addresses specific country situations. They do not receive a salary for their work and are independent from any government. read more

“This is an important and welcome step forward in recognition of the need to protect the right to life for all, regardless of their status,” said the UN Special Rapporteurs on migrants, François Crépeau; on trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro; on torture, Juan E. Méndez; and on summary executions, Christof Heyns.“Saving lives must remain a priority,” the Special Rapporteurs said in a statement. “Pushbacks conducted against migrants and asylum seekers which may also include victims of trafficking are never a good option. They only end up perpetuating the suffering of children, women and men who are already risking death for a better life,” they added as well. The independent experts noted that allowing migrants and asylum seekers to disembark reinforces the commitment of these three countries to their international human rights obligations. Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to offer shelter to 7000 asylum seekers and migrants stranded at sea. “Once rescued, asylum seekers and migrants should be received in open centres offering adequate accommodation facilities and, where necessary, have access to medical care,” they emphasized. “All those rescued should be individually assessed to establish their protection needs and ensure that the principle of non-refoulement is upheld by the three countries concerned, and that no person is returned to a State, where she or he might be in danger of being subjected to torture,” the experts stressed. Next month, the UN Special Rapporteur on migrants will present reports on European Union border management and on his visit to Italy and Malta to the UN Human Rights Council. At the same session, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons will present a report on the issues that she intends to focus on in the course of her tenure including further exploration between the link of mixed migration flows and trafficking. Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, an independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanism that addresses specific country situations. They do not receive a salary for their work and are independent from any government. read more

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Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 19 June 2015

02 Oct 2019

DOWNLOAD1. Select Committee Chairs confirmed2. Companies to support apprenticeship recruitment3. Labour leadership contest4. EU Referendum: MPs form ‘Out’ support group5. Labour launches EU ‘Yes’ Campaign Group6. CBI President-Designate nominated7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Ohio State baseballs Josh Dezse out for 2 months with back injury

02 Oct 2019

The Ohio State men’s baseball team will be one player short when it starts off its season on Friday against Mercer University. Junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse will miss at least the first two months of the season due to a stress reaction in his lower back. A stress reaction is an injury to, and in some cases, a fracture in one of the vertebrae making up the spinal column. It is a common athletic injury because it can be caused by sports that put stress on the back, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. The injury has been causing Dezse problems for a while, said coach Greg Beals. “Josh hasn’t been right since fall ball and we now know why and have a path that we’re going to follow. Hopefully over the next two months we can get Josh healed and in a position to compete at the level that we’re accustomed to, and we’ll wait until he’s at that point,” Beals said in a press release Monday. Dezse, a Powell, Ohio, native, finished second on the team in batting average last year. He hit five home runs and had nine doubles, 33 RBI and 31 runs. He pitched 24 times in the 2012 season, accumulating a 2.86 ERA, and he tied for third overall in the Big Ten with his seven saves. Dezse was Big Ten Player of the Week once, an NCBWA third-team preseason All-American and a third-team preseason All-American for CollegeSportsMadness.com last season, as well as being on the watch list for both the 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Golden Spikes Award. “It’s not best for me or the team to compete right now because I’m unable to compete at the level I’m used to with the injury,” Dezse said in the press release. “The best thing is to take the two months off to heal and rehab and hopefully I’ll be at 100 percent at that time.” Beals said the loss is most upsetting for Dezse. “Most importantly, this is disappointing for Josh,” Beals said. “It’s also a loss for our team as he has been a big part of our team the last two years.” OSU is set to take on Mercer at 6 p.m. on Friday in Sarasota, Fla. read more

The Ohio State men’s baseball team will be one player short when it starts off its season on Friday against Mercer University. Junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse will miss at least the first two months of the season due to a stress reaction in his lower back. A stress reaction is an injury to, and in some cases, a fracture in one of the vertebrae making up the spinal column. It is a common athletic injury because it can be caused by sports that put stress on the back, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. The injury has been causing Dezse problems for a while, said coach Greg Beals. “Josh hasn’t been right since fall ball and we now know why and have a path that we’re going to follow. Hopefully over the next two months we can get Josh healed and in a position to compete at the level that we’re accustomed to, and we’ll wait until he’s at that point,” Beals said in a press release Monday. Dezse, a Powell, Ohio, native, finished second on the team in batting average last year. He hit five home runs and had nine doubles, 33 RBI and 31 runs. He pitched 24 times in the 2012 season, accumulating a 2.86 ERA, and he tied for third overall in the Big Ten with his seven saves. Dezse was Big Ten Player of the Week once, an NCBWA third-team preseason All-American and a third-team preseason All-American for CollegeSportsMadness.com last season, as well as being on the watch list for both the 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Golden Spikes Award. “It’s not best for me or the team to compete right now because I’m unable to compete at the level I’m used to with the injury,” Dezse said in the press release. “The best thing is to take the two months off to heal and rehab and hopefully I’ll be at 100 percent at that time.” Beals said the loss is most upsetting for Dezse. “Most importantly, this is disappointing for Josh,” Beals said. “It’s also a loss for our team as he has been a big part of our team the last two years.” OSU is set to take on Mercer at 6 p.m. on Friday in Sarasota, Fla. read more

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The US Now Has a Better Shot at the World Cup But

28 Sep 2019

The United States may or may not have played the better football in Monday’s match against Ghana. But it came away with three huge points. That, coupled with Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal, makes the U.S. slight favorites to advance to the knockout stage. FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup predictions now give the United States a 63 percent chance of advancing, up from 33 percent on Monday morning.This forecast is based on simulating the rest of the group stage 10,000 times, using estimates of team strength from ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (see here for a lot more methodological detail). It helps to have a computer to do this work when there are so many permutations to consider.There are nine remaining scenarios involving the Americans’ results, among them possibly beating, losing to or drawing with Portugal, and then the same possibilities against Germany. Some of these are relatively easy to resolve, but others are more complex and depend on the outcomes of the other remaining matches in Group G — Germany against Ghana and Portugal against Ghana — and possibly FIFA’s tie-breaking procedures.FIFA’s first tiebreaker is based on goal differential. That greatly advantages Germany, with its +4 so far, and greatly harms Portugal, with its -4. The next tiebreaker is based on goals scored (for that reason, it was slightly better for the U.S. to beat Ghana 2-1 than by the 1-0 scoreline that held for most of the game). Finally, head-to-head results are considered — so if it comes down to the U.S. and Ghana and they’re tied on both goals scored and allowed, the U.S. would go in ahead.Here’s the Americans’ outlook, in brief:Win twice, advance to the knockout stage.Win once and draw once, advance.Draw twice, advance.Win once and lose once, almost certainly advance (there’s one highly unlikely mathematical exception).Lose twice, and almost certainly go out (there’s one highly unlikely mathematical exception).Draw once and lose once, and it gets complicated. It’s considerably better for the U.S. to draw against Portugal and lose to Germany than the other way around.Now here’s the long version:Beat Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is in. This rather optimistic scenario is easy to figure. You win all your matches, you win your group.Beat Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is in. This scenario guarantees advancement and a tie for first place in the group. If Germany also beats Ghana, however, the U.S. would likely lose the tiebreaker and finish with the second qualifying position.Beat Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is in unless it gets really unlucky. This scenario generally leads to a second-place finish in the group. The exception would be if Ghana beat both Portugal and Germany. In that case, Germany, Ghana and the U.S. would finish in a three-way tie atop the group. One team — probably not Germany and possibly the U.S. — would be the odd one out based on goal differential.Draw Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is in. This scenario delivers seven points and guarantees the U.S. first place in the group.Draw Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is in. Two draws will be good enough. There won’t be enough points to go around the rest of the group to prevent the U.S. from advancing, though it would probably do so as the second-place team — either because the U.S. finishes second outright or because it loses the tiebreaker to Germany.Draw Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is favored to advance but not safe. This is among the more likely outcomes, so we’ll break it down in more detail. There are a number of permutations based on the results of Ghana’s games against Germany and Portugal.Under three permutations — Ghana draws with Portugal and either draws with or loses to Germany, or Ghana beats Portugal and loses to Germany, the U.S. will have sole possession of second place and advance.But under another permutation, the U.S. would be out despite its four points. This case happens if Ghana beats Portugal and Germany, giving both Ghana and Germany six points.In the other permutations, the U.S. would finish in a tie for second place, with Germany winning the group. If the tie is with Portugal, the U.S. would likely advance on the basis of goal differential. If the tie is with Ghana, it’s a little harder to say.Lose to Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is almost certainly in. The only exception is if, in addition to these results, both Germany and Portugal beat Ghana. In that case, the U.S., Germany and Portugal would be tied atop the group with six points. The U.S. would likely get the second position based on goal differential, however, so this scenario is quite safe.Lose to Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is a slight underdog to advance. This case is inferior to losing to Germany and drawing with Portugal because it gives Portugal three points and makes it much more of a threat to advance. The permutations get complicated:The U.S. is almost certainly out in the cases where Portugal beats Ghana. That, coupled with a Portuguese win against the U.S., would give Portugal six points and it would leapfrog the U.S. in the standings. (The only exception is if Germany gets blown out by Ghana so badly that it loses the tiebreaker to the U.S. — not at all likely.)Only one permutation guarantees the U.S. entry: if Germany beats Ghana but Ghana beats Portugal.A number of other permutations involve ties for second place, sometimes against Germany (bad for the U.S.) and sometimes against Portugal (good for the U.S.).Finally, there could even be a four-way tie for first if Ghana draws with Portugal and beats Germany!Lose to Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is mathematically alive but needs a miracle. This almost certainly dooms the United States. But just as there’s a wild-card scenario in which it could win twice but fail to advance, there’s one in which it could lose both remaining matches but move on. That would happen if Ghana beats Portugal and loses to Germany. Then Germany would win the group with nine points, and the U.S. would be in a three-way tie for second with Portugal and Ghana. The U.S. would need to beat both teams on the tiebreaker. It wouldn’t be how you script these things, but neither was Monday’s win.One final note: The Americans’ chances to advance should improve slightly when we rerun the numbers on Tuesday morning, as they’ll reflect the change in the Soccer Power Index, which we update overnight. It’s not that the United States’ SPI will increase so much as that Portugal’s will decline: Portugal looks much more beatable (or at least drawable) after its 4-0 defeat. SPI is not sophisticated enough to account for the red card to Portugal’s Pepe (who will miss the match against the U.S.) or the injury to the U.S.’s Jozy Altidore — nor for the fact that the Americans’ quality of play on Monday was not as impressive as the scoreline. read more

The United States may or may not have played the better football in Monday’s match against Ghana. But it came away with three huge points. That, coupled with Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal, makes the U.S. slight favorites to advance to the knockout stage. FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup predictions now give the United States a 63 percent chance of advancing, up from 33 percent on Monday morning.This forecast is based on simulating the rest of the group stage 10,000 times, using estimates of team strength from ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (see here for a lot more methodological detail). It helps to have a computer to do this work when there are so many permutations to consider.There are nine remaining scenarios involving the Americans’ results, among them possibly beating, losing to or drawing with Portugal, and then the same possibilities against Germany. Some of these are relatively easy to resolve, but others are more complex and depend on the outcomes of the other remaining matches in Group G — Germany against Ghana and Portugal against Ghana — and possibly FIFA’s tie-breaking procedures.FIFA’s first tiebreaker is based on goal differential. That greatly advantages Germany, with its +4 so far, and greatly harms Portugal, with its -4. The next tiebreaker is based on goals scored (for that reason, it was slightly better for the U.S. to beat Ghana 2-1 than by the 1-0 scoreline that held for most of the game). Finally, head-to-head results are considered — so if it comes down to the U.S. and Ghana and they’re tied on both goals scored and allowed, the U.S. would go in ahead.Here’s the Americans’ outlook, in brief:Win twice, advance to the knockout stage.Win once and draw once, advance.Draw twice, advance.Win once and lose once, almost certainly advance (there’s one highly unlikely mathematical exception).Lose twice, and almost certainly go out (there’s one highly unlikely mathematical exception).Draw once and lose once, and it gets complicated. It’s considerably better for the U.S. to draw against Portugal and lose to Germany than the other way around.Now here’s the long version:Beat Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is in. This rather optimistic scenario is easy to figure. You win all your matches, you win your group.Beat Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is in. This scenario guarantees advancement and a tie for first place in the group. If Germany also beats Ghana, however, the U.S. would likely lose the tiebreaker and finish with the second qualifying position.Beat Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is in unless it gets really unlucky. This scenario generally leads to a second-place finish in the group. The exception would be if Ghana beat both Portugal and Germany. In that case, Germany, Ghana and the U.S. would finish in a three-way tie atop the group. One team — probably not Germany and possibly the U.S. — would be the odd one out based on goal differential.Draw Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is in. This scenario delivers seven points and guarantees the U.S. first place in the group.Draw Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is in. Two draws will be good enough. There won’t be enough points to go around the rest of the group to prevent the U.S. from advancing, though it would probably do so as the second-place team — either because the U.S. finishes second outright or because it loses the tiebreaker to Germany.Draw Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is favored to advance but not safe. This is among the more likely outcomes, so we’ll break it down in more detail. There are a number of permutations based on the results of Ghana’s games against Germany and Portugal.Under three permutations — Ghana draws with Portugal and either draws with or loses to Germany, or Ghana beats Portugal and loses to Germany, the U.S. will have sole possession of second place and advance.But under another permutation, the U.S. would be out despite its four points. This case happens if Ghana beats Portugal and Germany, giving both Ghana and Germany six points.In the other permutations, the U.S. would finish in a tie for second place, with Germany winning the group. If the tie is with Portugal, the U.S. would likely advance on the basis of goal differential. If the tie is with Ghana, it’s a little harder to say.Lose to Portugal, beat Germany: U.S. is almost certainly in. The only exception is if, in addition to these results, both Germany and Portugal beat Ghana. In that case, the U.S., Germany and Portugal would be tied atop the group with six points. The U.S. would likely get the second position based on goal differential, however, so this scenario is quite safe.Lose to Portugal, draw Germany: U.S. is a slight underdog to advance. This case is inferior to losing to Germany and drawing with Portugal because it gives Portugal three points and makes it much more of a threat to advance. The permutations get complicated:The U.S. is almost certainly out in the cases where Portugal beats Ghana. That, coupled with a Portuguese win against the U.S., would give Portugal six points and it would leapfrog the U.S. in the standings. (The only exception is if Germany gets blown out by Ghana so badly that it loses the tiebreaker to the U.S. — not at all likely.)Only one permutation guarantees the U.S. entry: if Germany beats Ghana but Ghana beats Portugal.A number of other permutations involve ties for second place, sometimes against Germany (bad for the U.S.) and sometimes against Portugal (good for the U.S.).Finally, there could even be a four-way tie for first if Ghana draws with Portugal and beats Germany!Lose to Portugal, lose to Germany: U.S. is mathematically alive but needs a miracle. This almost certainly dooms the United States. But just as there’s a wild-card scenario in which it could win twice but fail to advance, there’s one in which it could lose both remaining matches but move on. That would happen if Ghana beats Portugal and loses to Germany. Then Germany would win the group with nine points, and the U.S. would be in a three-way tie for second with Portugal and Ghana. The U.S. would need to beat both teams on the tiebreaker. It wouldn’t be how you script these things, but neither was Monday’s win.One final note: The Americans’ chances to advance should improve slightly when we rerun the numbers on Tuesday morning, as they’ll reflect the change in the Soccer Power Index, which we update overnight. It’s not that the United States’ SPI will increase so much as that Portugal’s will decline: Portugal looks much more beatable (or at least drawable) after its 4-0 defeat. SPI is not sophisticated enough to account for the red card to Portugal’s Pepe (who will miss the match against the U.S.) or the injury to the U.S.’s Jozy Altidore — nor for the fact that the Americans’ quality of play on Monday was not as impressive as the scoreline. read more

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Manchester terror attack victim Laura MacIntyre transferred to Scottish hospital

25 Sep 2019

first_imgA Scottish teenager severely injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow as her recovery continues.Laura MacIntyre’s parents said 15-year-old is making “good progress” after suffering serious hand and leg injuries in the blast on May 22, in which 22 people were murdered by a suicide bomber.Laura, from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, was at the Ariana Grande concert with friend Eilidh MacLeod. It was later confirmed Eilidh was among the dead while Laura was found in hospital.The Castlebay Community School pupils were reported missing after they failed to get in touch with family following the explosion. Laura MacIntyre (left) with her friend Eilidh MacLeod (right), who died in the attack Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Michael and Nan MacIntyre said their daughter is now one step closer to home and they thanked people in Manchester for their help, particularly a man who stayed with Laura in the aftermath of the bombing.In a statement, they said: “The kindness and care started from the first moments after the bombing when a young travel safe officer held Laura’s hand and comforted her for an hour while she waited for treatment.”We believe he helped save Laura’s life that night and he will always be a hero to our family. Since then, he has been to visit Laura in hospital and it was a privilege to meet him and thank him in person.”center_img Among the other people they thanked were medical staff at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Greater Manchester Police, Police Scotland and airline workers.They continued: “Laura continues to make good progress in her recovery but it will be a long process. Her hand and leg injuries are significant but we are glad that she has been able to move to Glasgow.”She is now one step closer to eventually returning home to Barra, from where we have received enormous love and support.” Laura MacIntyre (left) with her friend Eilidh MacLeod (right), who died in the attacklast_img read more

first_imgA Scottish teenager severely injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow as her recovery continues.Laura MacIntyre’s parents said 15-year-old is making “good progress” after suffering serious hand and leg injuries in the blast on May 22, in which 22 people were murdered by a suicide bomber.Laura, from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, was at the Ariana Grande concert with friend Eilidh MacLeod. It was later confirmed Eilidh was among the dead while Laura was found in hospital.The Castlebay Community School pupils were reported missing after they failed to get in touch with family following the explosion. Laura MacIntyre (left) with her friend Eilidh MacLeod (right), who died in the attack Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Michael and Nan MacIntyre said their daughter is now one step closer to home and they thanked people in Manchester for their help, particularly a man who stayed with Laura in the aftermath of the bombing.In a statement, they said: “The kindness and care started from the first moments after the bombing when a young travel safe officer held Laura’s hand and comforted her for an hour while she waited for treatment.”We believe he helped save Laura’s life that night and he will always be a hero to our family. Since then, he has been to visit Laura in hospital and it was a privilege to meet him and thank him in person.”center_img Among the other people they thanked were medical staff at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Greater Manchester Police, Police Scotland and airline workers.They continued: “Laura continues to make good progress in her recovery but it will be a long process. Her hand and leg injuries are significant but we are glad that she has been able to move to Glasgow.”She is now one step closer to eventually returning home to Barra, from where we have received enormous love and support.” Laura MacIntyre (left) with her friend Eilidh MacLeod (right), who died in the attacklast_img read more

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Pics The US towns where residents are banned from using mobile phones

22 Sep 2019

first_imgThe Robert C Byrd Green Bank telescope, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, towers over farmland.Betty Mullenax walks behind a checkout stand at Trent’s General Store in Arbovale, West Virginia, inside the National Radio Quiet Zone. “We’ve never known any other way,” she says of life without mobile phones.Discarded furniture and other belongings inside an abandoned home inside the National Radio Quiet Zone.Vickie Croston sits in her ten-foot by ten-foot one-chair barber shop in a former sawmill town inside the quiet zone. Her shop has no phone and she says she doesn’t want one – or a mobile phone either. If mobile phone service was allowed, “it would be noisy. The same as everywhere else,” she says.Part of a shuttered sawmill that closed in 1960 near the banks of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia.Vintage toys on sale at Stonewall Grocery Shop in McDowell, Virginia, where shop owner Linda Simmons gives a policeman a sandwich. Simmons says the area is “pristine”, and that while having mobile phone service would be handy, the sight of mobile phone masts just wouldn’t fit.Weathered instructions for using a pay phone inside a phone booth in Head Waters, Virginia. A nearby tourism office gives visitors a list of pay phone locations in case they need to reach the outside world.(All pics: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Read: Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones > Read: Paper airplanes get an upgrade with smartphone-powered engine > Read: Ireland’s public transport schedule now included in Google Maps > Michael Holstine, the business manager at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, walks out of a shed underneath the Robert C Byrd Green Bank Telescope.IN THESE PARTS, a pay phone is a visitor’s best option for reaching the rest of the world.A mobile phone signal is an hour away by car. Wi-fi is forbidden. The radio plays nothing but static. And other than the occasional passing pickup truck whose driver offers a wave, it’s dead silent.Seemingly off the beaten path, this community of fewer than two hundred residents in Green Bank, West Virginia, is the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area where state and federal laws discourage the use of everyday devices that emit electromagnetic waves.The quiet zone aims to protect sensitive radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, as well as a nearby naval research facility, from man-made interference. This silence enables the observatory to detect energy in outer space that is equivalent to the energy emitted by a single snowflake hitting the ground.The sparsely-populated area of America was chosen in part because there was no industry in the region in the 1950s which posed a threat of creating radio frequency interference.While scientists listen intently for clues from the universe on its structure and origins, residents in some of the timeworn railroad towns in this valley maintain a fundamentally tech-less lifestyle that for most Americans is a memory. More than 90 per cent of American adults have a mobile phone today, yet some locals fondly recall ditching their wireless device after moving here. After all, it’s useless, and that’s fine by them.Here is a gallery of images from the towns within the National Radio Quiet Zone.A phone booth on the side of a road in Head Waters, Virginia. Pay phones have all but disappeared in most parts of the US but can still be found in this part of the country.A photo taken from a phone booth shows a truck passing through the town of Head Waters.last_img read more

first_imgThe Robert C Byrd Green Bank telescope, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, towers over farmland.Betty Mullenax walks behind a checkout stand at Trent’s General Store in Arbovale, West Virginia, inside the National Radio Quiet Zone. “We’ve never known any other way,” she says of life without mobile phones.Discarded furniture and other belongings inside an abandoned home inside the National Radio Quiet Zone.Vickie Croston sits in her ten-foot by ten-foot one-chair barber shop in a former sawmill town inside the quiet zone. Her shop has no phone and she says she doesn’t want one – or a mobile phone either. If mobile phone service was allowed, “it would be noisy. The same as everywhere else,” she says.Part of a shuttered sawmill that closed in 1960 near the banks of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia.Vintage toys on sale at Stonewall Grocery Shop in McDowell, Virginia, where shop owner Linda Simmons gives a policeman a sandwich. Simmons says the area is “pristine”, and that while having mobile phone service would be handy, the sight of mobile phone masts just wouldn’t fit.Weathered instructions for using a pay phone inside a phone booth in Head Waters, Virginia. A nearby tourism office gives visitors a list of pay phone locations in case they need to reach the outside world.(All pics: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Read: Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones > Read: Paper airplanes get an upgrade with smartphone-powered engine > Read: Ireland’s public transport schedule now included in Google Maps > Michael Holstine, the business manager at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, walks out of a shed underneath the Robert C Byrd Green Bank Telescope.IN THESE PARTS, a pay phone is a visitor’s best option for reaching the rest of the world.A mobile phone signal is an hour away by car. Wi-fi is forbidden. The radio plays nothing but static. And other than the occasional passing pickup truck whose driver offers a wave, it’s dead silent.Seemingly off the beaten path, this community of fewer than two hundred residents in Green Bank, West Virginia, is the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area where state and federal laws discourage the use of everyday devices that emit electromagnetic waves.The quiet zone aims to protect sensitive radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, as well as a nearby naval research facility, from man-made interference. This silence enables the observatory to detect energy in outer space that is equivalent to the energy emitted by a single snowflake hitting the ground.The sparsely-populated area of America was chosen in part because there was no industry in the region in the 1950s which posed a threat of creating radio frequency interference.While scientists listen intently for clues from the universe on its structure and origins, residents in some of the timeworn railroad towns in this valley maintain a fundamentally tech-less lifestyle that for most Americans is a memory. More than 90 per cent of American adults have a mobile phone today, yet some locals fondly recall ditching their wireless device after moving here. After all, it’s useless, and that’s fine by them.Here is a gallery of images from the towns within the National Radio Quiet Zone.A phone booth on the side of a road in Head Waters, Virginia. Pay phones have all but disappeared in most parts of the US but can still be found in this part of the country.A photo taken from a phone booth shows a truck passing through the town of Head Waters.last_img read more

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€1 billion upgrade planned for Greek army

21 Sep 2019

first_imgGreece’s army is set to receive a €1 billion upgrade, a move that has been fast-tracked to meet the country’s immediate land, naval and air forces’ needs.The decision was made on Monday during a meeting of the Parliament’s Arms Committee following a confidential briefing attended by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) chief, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, and the heads of the General Army Command (GES), the Air Force General Staff (GEA) and the Hellenic Navy (GEN).The upgrade is no coincidence; it comes amid rising tensions with neighbouring Turkey.Matters reached new heights over the weekend, when Turkish politicians challenged Greece’s sovereignty in the Aegean yet again.Meanwhile on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the two Greek soldiers still in custody in Turkey, and linked their fate to the eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in 2016 after the coup attempt, and whom Ankara wants extradited. He slammed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for allegedly going back on his word to extradite the servicemen, giving weight to the suggestion by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos that Turkey is using the two soldiers for political reasons.Greece is looking to finalise the defence deal by 30 April in a bid to stay within budget, and not exceed the €1.1- billion ceiling set by the government.Among the priorities is an upgrade by the US to 85 of Greece’s F-16 fighter jets, and the maintenance of its French-made Mirage-200s jets. While the navy’s fleet of MEKO frigates need an immediate update. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgGreece’s army is set to receive a €1 billion upgrade, a move that has been fast-tracked to meet the country’s immediate land, naval and air forces’ needs.The decision was made on Monday during a meeting of the Parliament’s Arms Committee following a confidential briefing attended by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) chief, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, and the heads of the General Army Command (GES), the Air Force General Staff (GEA) and the Hellenic Navy (GEN).The upgrade is no coincidence; it comes amid rising tensions with neighbouring Turkey.Matters reached new heights over the weekend, when Turkish politicians challenged Greece’s sovereignty in the Aegean yet again.Meanwhile on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the two Greek soldiers still in custody in Turkey, and linked their fate to the eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in 2016 after the coup attempt, and whom Ankara wants extradited. He slammed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for allegedly going back on his word to extradite the servicemen, giving weight to the suggestion by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos that Turkey is using the two soldiers for political reasons.Greece is looking to finalise the defence deal by 30 April in a bid to stay within budget, and not exceed the €1.1- billion ceiling set by the government.Among the priorities is an upgrade by the US to 85 of Greece’s F-16 fighter jets, and the maintenance of its French-made Mirage-200s jets. While the navy’s fleet of MEKO frigates need an immediate update. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Laporte is after revenge on the Manchester Derby

17 Sep 2019

first_imgManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, confessed that the Citizens are still hurt from last season’s Manchester Derby upset at Etihad Stadium.Manchester City really did have a unique opportunity that they wanted last season at the Derby that was played at Etihad Stadium and witnessed by Aymeric Laporte from the bench.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United managed to upset the Citizens during the second half of the match with an unforgettable turnaround.Pep Guardiola’s players saw how their chances of winning the title in their own stadium vs their most hated rival wouldn’t be possible and this left some of the players quite scarred, this season is going to be very interesting for the next time that both clubs meet.The first Derby of the season will be next Sunday at Etihad Stadium once again, the Citizens get to this match as the Premier League’s top squad and the Red Devils appear to have completely recovered from the terrible start of the season that they had under Jose Mourinho.One of the players who is having an incredible start for Manchester City is Aymeric Laporte, the Athletic Bilbao product who got the call from Pep Guardiola on January and he arrived like the emergency transfer in order to aid the club’s sensible absences.At the start of his period for the Citizens, it was obvious that Laporte would take some time to adjust and his real level of performance wouldn’t be discovered until now.Aymeric Laporte on the Manchester derby:”It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.” [Sky] pic.twitter.com/RNrRx32Hbe— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 8, 2018With a brand new season and a proper preparation to become one of Manchester City’s top players, Laporte has steadily transformed into one of Europe’s most impressive centre-backs and today has become a total lifesaver for his teammates with the Citizens.Manchester City has improved vastly on the defensive aspect because of what Laporte has managed to accomplish so far this season, they have become the best defensive side in English football with only four goals allowed in the first 11 matches.Throughout last season, this squad was already the one with the highest number of scored goals but they still lacked the defensive prowess that they possess today and Laporte has been the defensive leader the club needed.The last time Manchester United played at Etihad Stadium, the Basque defender wasn’t able to play the game because he still hadn’t reached the level of performance that Pep Guardiola expected from him.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Things have taken a drastic turn this season, Laporte now feels more confident and will be one of the key players for this match on Sunday as the Premier League leaders receive the Red Devils in one of the biggest matches of the year.Top 5 #ManchesterDerby celebrations! 🎊🎉 #mancity pic.twitter.com/gni73hMLdS— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2018Ahead of the match on Sunday, Laporte wanted to remember what it was like to lose the Manchester Derby from the bench last season.During his exchange with the press, the Spanish defender reminded everyone that many of the players are really hungry for a victory against the club that delayed their title celebration and frustrated a historic moment for Manchester City’s incredible season.“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” said Laporte on Sky Sports.“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.”“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table. Twenty unbeaten matches is a nice record for me,” Laporte added.“I wasn’t aware until someone told me but obviously it’s exciting for me. Breaking records is always nice. Last season as a team we reached 100 points – that was very nice and this year I have this personal record.”“I hope we don’t lose on Sunday or not this derby or the following derby. The goal is always to win and lengthen this record as much as we can,” he concluded.⚽Manchester City vs. Manchester United📅 Sunday, November 11th, 16:30🏟 Etihad Stadium🔥 Fast Facts 🔥What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?#PremierLeague #MCFC #ManCity #MUFC #ManUtd #Manchester #Derby #H2H #Stats #Footballstats #Etihad #Pogba #Sterling #Aguero pic.twitter.com/rLVu5iKElV— freebets.net (@freebetsnet) November 8, 2018Who do you think will win the Manchester Derby on Sunday, City or United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, confessed that the Citizens are still hurt from last season’s Manchester Derby upset at Etihad Stadium.Manchester City really did have a unique opportunity that they wanted last season at the Derby that was played at Etihad Stadium and witnessed by Aymeric Laporte from the bench.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United managed to upset the Citizens during the second half of the match with an unforgettable turnaround.Pep Guardiola’s players saw how their chances of winning the title in their own stadium vs their most hated rival wouldn’t be possible and this left some of the players quite scarred, this season is going to be very interesting for the next time that both clubs meet.The first Derby of the season will be next Sunday at Etihad Stadium once again, the Citizens get to this match as the Premier League’s top squad and the Red Devils appear to have completely recovered from the terrible start of the season that they had under Jose Mourinho.One of the players who is having an incredible start for Manchester City is Aymeric Laporte, the Athletic Bilbao product who got the call from Pep Guardiola on January and he arrived like the emergency transfer in order to aid the club’s sensible absences.At the start of his period for the Citizens, it was obvious that Laporte would take some time to adjust and his real level of performance wouldn’t be discovered until now.Aymeric Laporte on the Manchester derby:”It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.” [Sky] pic.twitter.com/RNrRx32Hbe— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 8, 2018With a brand new season and a proper preparation to become one of Manchester City’s top players, Laporte has steadily transformed into one of Europe’s most impressive centre-backs and today has become a total lifesaver for his teammates with the Citizens.Manchester City has improved vastly on the defensive aspect because of what Laporte has managed to accomplish so far this season, they have become the best defensive side in English football with only four goals allowed in the first 11 matches.Throughout last season, this squad was already the one with the highest number of scored goals but they still lacked the defensive prowess that they possess today and Laporte has been the defensive leader the club needed.The last time Manchester United played at Etihad Stadium, the Basque defender wasn’t able to play the game because he still hadn’t reached the level of performance that Pep Guardiola expected from him.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Things have taken a drastic turn this season, Laporte now feels more confident and will be one of the key players for this match on Sunday as the Premier League leaders receive the Red Devils in one of the biggest matches of the year.Top 5 #ManchesterDerby celebrations! 🎊🎉 #mancity pic.twitter.com/gni73hMLdS— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2018Ahead of the match on Sunday, Laporte wanted to remember what it was like to lose the Manchester Derby from the bench last season.During his exchange with the press, the Spanish defender reminded everyone that many of the players are really hungry for a victory against the club that delayed their title celebration and frustrated a historic moment for Manchester City’s incredible season.“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” said Laporte on Sky Sports.“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.”“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table. Twenty unbeaten matches is a nice record for me,” Laporte added.“I wasn’t aware until someone told me but obviously it’s exciting for me. Breaking records is always nice. Last season as a team we reached 100 points – that was very nice and this year I have this personal record.”“I hope we don’t lose on Sunday or not this derby or the following derby. The goal is always to win and lengthen this record as much as we can,” he concluded.⚽Manchester City vs. Manchester United📅 Sunday, November 11th, 16:30🏟 Etihad Stadium🔥 Fast Facts 🔥What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?#PremierLeague #MCFC #ManCity #MUFC #ManUtd #Manchester #Derby #H2H #Stats #Footballstats #Etihad #Pogba #Sterling #Aguero pic.twitter.com/rLVu5iKElV— freebets.net (@freebetsnet) November 8, 2018Who do you think will win the Manchester Derby on Sunday, City or United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Galaxy boss Francis Lui pleased by Yokohamas IR bid

16 Sep 2019

first_imgGalaxy Entertainment Group Vice Chairman Francis Lui has described the news that Yokohama will officially bid for one of three IR licenses to be issued by the Japanese government next year as “pleasing” and a sign of progress.“The fact that so many cities, including Yokohama, are interested in an IR bid shows that momentum is increasing, which is a very pleasing thing for IR operators like us,” Lui said in a statement. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Load More Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts “The understanding and interest in IRs by the Japanese people will lead to more advanced discussions, generating more competitive ideas, and an innovative IR completely unique to Japan will be born from it.”Galaxy Entertainment Group was one of 12 operators to respond to a Request for Information conducted by Yokohama in 2018 and was title sponsor of the recent Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup clash at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium between Manchester City and Yokohama F. Marinos.The company is also making steady efforts in Japan, with its local initatives including the three-week GEG Japan-Macau IR Management Mentorship Program, starting on 26 August, which provides Japanese students an opportunity to learn hospitality skills.Galaxy has stated, “We will continue to research and analyze entry to Japan and would like to learn from those involved in the hope of developing an IR that will become a world-class landmark.”last_img read more

first_imgGalaxy Entertainment Group Vice Chairman Francis Lui has described the news that Yokohama will officially bid for one of three IR licenses to be issued by the Japanese government next year as “pleasing” and a sign of progress.“The fact that so many cities, including Yokohama, are interested in an IR bid shows that momentum is increasing, which is a very pleasing thing for IR operators like us,” Lui said in a statement. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Load More Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts “The understanding and interest in IRs by the Japanese people will lead to more advanced discussions, generating more competitive ideas, and an innovative IR completely unique to Japan will be born from it.”Galaxy Entertainment Group was one of 12 operators to respond to a Request for Information conducted by Yokohama in 2018 and was title sponsor of the recent Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup clash at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium between Manchester City and Yokohama F. Marinos.The company is also making steady efforts in Japan, with its local initatives including the three-week GEG Japan-Macau IR Management Mentorship Program, starting on 26 August, which provides Japanese students an opportunity to learn hospitality skills.Galaxy has stated, “We will continue to research and analyze entry to Japan and would like to learn from those involved in the hope of developing an IR that will become a world-class landmark.”last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for July 7 Drugs Found In Liquor Store Suspicious Vehicle

11 Sep 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 7, 2018:A caller reported a person in a vehicle was aiming a green laser at passing vehicles on Main Street. (12:22am)Police came across parties flying a drone at Yentile Farm. Police sent them on their way and told them they could go to a parking lot on Industrial Way to test out their new drone. (12:44am)Railroad gates at Main Street in front of MBTA Parking Lot was stuck down for at least 10 minutes. Police notified Keolis. (4:47am)Employee at Eastgate Liquors reported finding two small bags of narcotics on the floor. Police responded. (8:12am)A hit and run was reported in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Ballardvale Street. (1:01pm)A dog was left in a car on Salem Street, breathing heavy, with windows not down. Police responded. Dog’s owner was currently being treated in the emergency room. Police were able to rectify the situation. (3:35pm)Police were out with a vehicle in the Shawsheen School parking lot. Police smelled an odor of marijuana. Occupant claimed it was residual odor and they stopped to eat ice cream. Police advised them of the laws of drugs on school property and sent them on their way. (9:27pm)A vehicle struck a parked car on Shawsheen Avenue. Both vehicles towed. No injuries noted. (9:41pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 7: OUI Arrest; Warrant Arrest; Dude, Where’s My Car?In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 7, 2018:A caller reported a person in a vehicle was aiming a green laser at passing vehicles on Main Street. (12:22am)Police came across parties flying a drone at Yentile Farm. Police sent them on their way and told them they could go to a parking lot on Industrial Way to test out their new drone. (12:44am)Railroad gates at Main Street in front of MBTA Parking Lot was stuck down for at least 10 minutes. Police notified Keolis. (4:47am)Employee at Eastgate Liquors reported finding two small bags of narcotics on the floor. Police responded. (8:12am)A hit and run was reported in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Ballardvale Street. (1:01pm)A dog was left in a car on Salem Street, breathing heavy, with windows not down. Police responded. Dog’s owner was currently being treated in the emergency room. Police were able to rectify the situation. (3:35pm)Police were out with a vehicle in the Shawsheen School parking lot. Police smelled an odor of marijuana. Occupant claimed it was residual odor and they stopped to eat ice cream. Police advised them of the laws of drugs on school property and sent them on their way. (9:27pm)A vehicle struck a parked car on Shawsheen Avenue. Both vehicles towed. No injuries noted. (9:41pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 7: OUI Arrest; Warrant Arrest; Dude, Where’s My Car?In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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New consent condom drives netizens crazy heres how it works Video

05 Sep 2019

first_imgConsent condomTwitterIn the wake of several crimes against women, consent in sexual intimacy is often talked about. Now, one Argentina based company has come up with a condom called “consent condom”.Displaying a new kind of innovation, Tulipan Argentina has introduced a new product called “consent condom”. The speciality of this product is that the cover opens only when two people press the box.Promoting the concept of consent along with safe and pleasant sexual experience, the company follows a tagline – “If it’s not a yes, it’s a no”.”Tulipan has always spoken of safe pleasure but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship – pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent. If it’s not a yes, it’s a no,” Joaquin Campins of the ad agency marketing the product said in an interview.”Why this box can only be opened in two? Because this is how consent works in relationships. Everything has to be two,” the Twitter handle promoting the product stated.While the product is currently being aggressively marketed, “consent condom” will reportedly be launched towards the end of 2019.People have already started talking about it on social media. While many on Twitter appreciated the initiative, many others found it silly. Some of the people opined that a person who does not value consent would anyway not bother about using a condom or not.”I’m going to go ahead and bet that someone who doesn’t ask for consent is not going to let the lack of a condom stop them,” tweeted one person.”Because rapists are going to worry about birth control. “Oh, sorry, guess I can’t rape you because you won’t help with the consent condom. Good day, ma’am,” said another.¿Por qué esta cajita solo se puede abrir de a dos? Porque así funciona el consentimiento en las relaciones. Todo tiene que ser de a dos. ??#PlacerConsentido pic.twitter.com/QEUE5aNAWE— Tulipán Argentina (@TulipanARG) March 27, 2019last_img read more

first_imgConsent condomTwitterIn the wake of several crimes against women, consent in sexual intimacy is often talked about. Now, one Argentina based company has come up with a condom called “consent condom”.Displaying a new kind of innovation, Tulipan Argentina has introduced a new product called “consent condom”. The speciality of this product is that the cover opens only when two people press the box.Promoting the concept of consent along with safe and pleasant sexual experience, the company follows a tagline – “If it’s not a yes, it’s a no”.”Tulipan has always spoken of safe pleasure but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship – pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent. If it’s not a yes, it’s a no,” Joaquin Campins of the ad agency marketing the product said in an interview.”Why this box can only be opened in two? Because this is how consent works in relationships. Everything has to be two,” the Twitter handle promoting the product stated.While the product is currently being aggressively marketed, “consent condom” will reportedly be launched towards the end of 2019.People have already started talking about it on social media. While many on Twitter appreciated the initiative, many others found it silly. Some of the people opined that a person who does not value consent would anyway not bother about using a condom or not.”I’m going to go ahead and bet that someone who doesn’t ask for consent is not going to let the lack of a condom stop them,” tweeted one person.”Because rapists are going to worry about birth control. “Oh, sorry, guess I can’t rape you because you won’t help with the consent condom. Good day, ma’am,” said another.¿Por qué esta cajita solo se puede abrir de a dos? Porque así funciona el consentimiento en las relaciones. Todo tiene que ser de a dos. ??#PlacerConsentido pic.twitter.com/QEUE5aNAWE— Tulipán Argentina (@TulipanARG) March 27, 2019last_img read more

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Fakhrul sees political personal vengeance behind Khaleda verdict

03 Sep 2019

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoTerming unusual the High Court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, BNP on Tuesday said it has got stunned and surprised as the party chairperson’s jail term has been extended to 10 years from five years.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said people will judge in the future what the verdict should have been.”The High Court order has made us absolutely astonished. We think the verdict was given with a political motive, and we turn it down completely,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “We think the government’s desire has fully reflected in the unusual verdict. This judgement is almost unprecedented as our leader’s jail term has been enhanced to 10 years from five years.”Fakhrul said it has now become clear to people that the government is trying to eliminate opposition parties and destroy the democratic atmosphere by ‘using’ the court.”It has been exposed clearly that the government is in no way willing to hold a participatory election as they want to keep our leader (Khaleda) and acting chairman Tarique Rahman out of the polls and politics,” he observed.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader said they also think their ailing chairperson was given such punishment not only out of political vengeance, but also out of personal vengeance.Earlier in the day, an HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Mostafizur extended the jail term of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.On 8 February, the Special Court-5 sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the graft case.The ailing BNP chief is now undergoing medical treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).Earlier on Monday, a lower court in the capital sentenced Khaleda and three others to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment each in the much-talked-about Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.In protest against the verdict, BNP announced a three-day countrywide programme.As part of the programmes, the party staged demonstrations today (Tuesday) while it will form human chain programmes on Wednesday and observe a token mass-hunger strike on Thursday in all metropolitan cities and district towns.Fakhrul did not announce any fresh programme today in protest against the HC verdict as they have already pre-declared three-day programmes.He, however, said they will give further action programmes from Jatiya Oikyafront’s rally scheduled to be held in the capital on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoTerming unusual the High Court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, BNP on Tuesday said it has got stunned and surprised as the party chairperson’s jail term has been extended to 10 years from five years.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said people will judge in the future what the verdict should have been.”The High Court order has made us absolutely astonished. We think the verdict was given with a political motive, and we turn it down completely,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “We think the government’s desire has fully reflected in the unusual verdict. This judgement is almost unprecedented as our leader’s jail term has been enhanced to 10 years from five years.”Fakhrul said it has now become clear to people that the government is trying to eliminate opposition parties and destroy the democratic atmosphere by ‘using’ the court.”It has been exposed clearly that the government is in no way willing to hold a participatory election as they want to keep our leader (Khaleda) and acting chairman Tarique Rahman out of the polls and politics,” he observed.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader said they also think their ailing chairperson was given such punishment not only out of political vengeance, but also out of personal vengeance.Earlier in the day, an HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Mostafizur extended the jail term of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.On 8 February, the Special Court-5 sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the graft case.The ailing BNP chief is now undergoing medical treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).Earlier on Monday, a lower court in the capital sentenced Khaleda and three others to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment each in the much-talked-about Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.In protest against the verdict, BNP announced a three-day countrywide programme.As part of the programmes, the party staged demonstrations today (Tuesday) while it will form human chain programmes on Wednesday and observe a token mass-hunger strike on Thursday in all metropolitan cities and district towns.Fakhrul did not announce any fresh programme today in protest against the HC verdict as they have already pre-declared three-day programmes.He, however, said they will give further action programmes from Jatiya Oikyafront’s rally scheduled to be held in the capital on Friday.last_img read more

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Candidates face attack obstruction cases Oikya Front tells diplomats

03 Sep 2019

first_imgOikya Front leader Kamal Hossain is speaking to newsmen after meeting with diplomats at a city hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus SalamJatiya Oikya Front leaders apprised the foreign diplomats of attacks and detention of their candidates ahead of the 30 December election.The Front led by its leader Kamal Hossain held a meeting with the diplomats stationed in Dhaka at a city hotel on Wednesday. The Front leaders briefed foreign diplomats on the political situation.Diplomats of the USA, China, India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Phillipines, France, Australia, among others, joined the meeting.The Oikya Front leaders include Gano Forum executive president Subrato Chowdhury, Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, BNP leaders Tabith Awal, Sabih Uddin Ahmed, Zeba Khan and Asaduzzaman Ripon.Speaking to newsmen, Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain said, “What we have said has a similarity with the observation of the diplomats.”He said, “Police remain unusually alert. I never saw so many police to patrol in the street. They detain people without any reason. People are victimised of violence caused by police. The government is also creating intimidation. They are acting so that the opposition cannot remain in the election race.”He, however, thanked the the chief election commissioner for issuing letter to the inspector general of police as per his (Kamal) request.Asked whether a fair election is possible under CEC KM Nurul Huda, Kamal Hossain said, “We have conveyed our concern to the chief election commissioner. We are worrid about his inaction.”US ambassador Earl R Miller is speaking to newsmen after meeting with Jatiya Oikya Front leaders at a city hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus Salam”We have talked about the political environment with the development partners,” BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told newsmen after the meeting with the diplomats at a Gulshan hotel.”We have told the diplomats that we are facing obstruction in launching campaigns. Our candidates are also being detained,” said BNP special secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon while talking to newsmen.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, US ambassador Earl R Miller said, “Today we discussed the same thing we had earlier talked about during our meetings with the ruling Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the election commission.”When asked about the level playing field for all political parties in the election, the ambassador said, “We hope that the election commission will discharge its duty properly.”All the parties have to refrain from violence to maintain a peaceful environment for elections, Miller noted.BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan alleged that the election commission remains silent either for the pressure of the government or its order.Asked about what sort of cooperation the Front seeks from the diplomats, he said, “They (diplomats) have repeatedly requested us to stay in the election race. We are still in the race.””The prime minister assured us of a fair election. She also assured that no cases will be filed and leaders will not be arrested. The government is not following its own words,” Nazrul pointed out.About the AL’s allegation of BNP’s complaint to the foreigners, the BNP leader said, “It is not a matter of complaint. Everybody should know the truth.””The government is creating confusion and plotting to foil the election,” Nazrul Islam Khan said.Asaduzzaman Ripon said the manifestoes of BNP and Oikya Front have been handed over to the diplomats.Diplomats of 35 countries were present, he added.last_img read more

first_imgOikya Front leader Kamal Hossain is speaking to newsmen after meeting with diplomats at a city hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus SalamJatiya Oikya Front leaders apprised the foreign diplomats of attacks and detention of their candidates ahead of the 30 December election.The Front led by its leader Kamal Hossain held a meeting with the diplomats stationed in Dhaka at a city hotel on Wednesday. The Front leaders briefed foreign diplomats on the political situation.Diplomats of the USA, China, India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Phillipines, France, Australia, among others, joined the meeting.The Oikya Front leaders include Gano Forum executive president Subrato Chowdhury, Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, BNP leaders Tabith Awal, Sabih Uddin Ahmed, Zeba Khan and Asaduzzaman Ripon.Speaking to newsmen, Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain said, “What we have said has a similarity with the observation of the diplomats.”He said, “Police remain unusually alert. I never saw so many police to patrol in the street. They detain people without any reason. People are victimised of violence caused by police. The government is also creating intimidation. They are acting so that the opposition cannot remain in the election race.”He, however, thanked the the chief election commissioner for issuing letter to the inspector general of police as per his (Kamal) request.Asked whether a fair election is possible under CEC KM Nurul Huda, Kamal Hossain said, “We have conveyed our concern to the chief election commissioner. We are worrid about his inaction.”US ambassador Earl R Miller is speaking to newsmen after meeting with Jatiya Oikya Front leaders at a city hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus Salam”We have talked about the political environment with the development partners,” BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told newsmen after the meeting with the diplomats at a Gulshan hotel.”We have told the diplomats that we are facing obstruction in launching campaigns. Our candidates are also being detained,” said BNP special secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon while talking to newsmen.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, US ambassador Earl R Miller said, “Today we discussed the same thing we had earlier talked about during our meetings with the ruling Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the election commission.”When asked about the level playing field for all political parties in the election, the ambassador said, “We hope that the election commission will discharge its duty properly.”All the parties have to refrain from violence to maintain a peaceful environment for elections, Miller noted.BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan alleged that the election commission remains silent either for the pressure of the government or its order.Asked about what sort of cooperation the Front seeks from the diplomats, he said, “They (diplomats) have repeatedly requested us to stay in the election race. We are still in the race.””The prime minister assured us of a fair election. She also assured that no cases will be filed and leaders will not be arrested. The government is not following its own words,” Nazrul pointed out.About the AL’s allegation of BNP’s complaint to the foreigners, the BNP leader said, “It is not a matter of complaint. Everybody should know the truth.””The government is creating confusion and plotting to foil the election,” Nazrul Islam Khan said.Asaduzzaman Ripon said the manifestoes of BNP and Oikya Front have been handed over to the diplomats.Diplomats of 35 countries were present, he added.last_img read more

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GDay Thailand

17 Aug 2019

first_imgSource = Tourism Authority of Thailand G’Day ThailandG’Day ThailandYou might be wondering what this is all about!From the 5th to the 6th of September the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is showing everything Thailand!This is a completely FREE event where you can watch and participate in Muay Thai, learn how to do traditional Thai fruit carving, grab some mouth-watering takeaway from our pop-up restaurants Chat Thai and Spice I am or get into the action by making you favourite Thai dish with our cooking demonstrator, you can even enjoy a relaxing Thai Massage before heading home after a long day at work.Pop on over to the Information Booth to find out more about Thailand and how you can score yourself a return ticket to Thailand plus much more! Fly THAI Amazing Thailand Thinking about Thailand or planning your next exotic island holiday?Come and enjoy our fun-packed day at Martin Place.Enter the draw for your chance to win a ticket* to Thailand.*Lucky draw’s terms and conditions:The lucky winner must be present at the site during the lucky draw from 6 – 6.30 pm on both days. We reserve the right to redraw if the winner is not present.last_img read more

first_imgSource = Tourism Authority of Thailand G’Day ThailandG’Day ThailandYou might be wondering what this is all about!From the 5th to the 6th of September the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is showing everything Thailand!This is a completely FREE event where you can watch and participate in Muay Thai, learn how to do traditional Thai fruit carving, grab some mouth-watering takeaway from our pop-up restaurants Chat Thai and Spice I am or get into the action by making you favourite Thai dish with our cooking demonstrator, you can even enjoy a relaxing Thai Massage before heading home after a long day at work.Pop on over to the Information Booth to find out more about Thailand and how you can score yourself a return ticket to Thailand plus much more! Fly THAI Amazing Thailand Thinking about Thailand or planning your next exotic island holiday?Come and enjoy our fun-packed day at Martin Place.Enter the draw for your chance to win a ticket* to Thailand.*Lucky draw’s terms and conditions:The lucky winner must be present at the site during the lucky draw from 6 – 6.30 pm on both days. We reserve the right to redraw if the winner is not present.last_img read more

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India Cyprus hail historic ties Update 4

09 Aug 2019
first_imgCyprus and India reaffirmed the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries on Monday, as they strengthened their co-operation in the financial and environmental fields and pledged to finalise outstanding bilateral agreements and implement others.Addressing an official banquet in the honour of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the presidential palace, President Nicos Anstasiades said both countries shared a vision of peace and democracy and had historical bonds of friendship.“The bonds between our countries stretch back to the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, following the end of India’s and Cyprus’ struggle against colonialism,” Anastasiades said. “The first president of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and the first prime minister of India, Pandit Nehru were among the protagonists of the Non-Aligned Movement.”President Anastasiades welcoming Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the presidential palace on Monday morningThe Indian president, accompanied by his wife Shri Savita Kovind, were officially welcomed to Cyprus by Anastasiades and his wife Andri, during a ceremony at the presidential palace on Monday morning.The two countries later signed memorandums of understanding in two important fields of cooperation, financial intelligence and the environment, and re-affirmed their determination to cooperate in the international arena to address global and regional problems which require a collective response, such as counter-terrorism, money laundering, non-proliferation of arms and protection of the environment.Kovind talked about further enhancing the already special ties between the two countries, in particular in the field of financial and economic partnership as well as other fields including IT.He thanked Cyprus for supporting India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council.Anastasiades expressed gratitude and appreciation to the president and the Indian government for the principled stance and important support they give Cyprus in its efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement to reunite the island.“Cypriots, as well as Indians, are well aware that peace is the most expensive commodity in our respective regions,” The Cypriot president said. “We are also aware that, irrespective of how evasive the quest for peace and security seems at times, the guiding principle of our actions is to provide a better future for the generations to come.”Anastasiades assured his counterpart of his determination to further enhance the historically excellent relations of the two countries.“We have today agreed to set up a ministerial working group to oversee work on the completion of pending bilateral agreements which will ensure the implementation of existing agreements, particularly in the fields of economy, merchant shipping, investment and tourism,” he said.President Shri Ram Nath Kovind attending the special session of the House of RepresentativesFollowing his meeting at the presidential palace, Kovind attended a special session of the House of Representatives in the presence of Anastasiades.Addressing MPs, the Indian president focused on the joint values ​​and close relations between India and Cyprus.“Cyprus is not only a friend, but one of our staunchest supporters,” he said.He spoke of the friendship between Archbishop Makarios and Mahatma Gandhi, noting that in India there is great respect for the name of Makarios the third.Kovind also referred extensively to the progress made by India in business, tax and technology, and invited Cypriots to invest in the country.“India has opened for business. It is open to Cyprus. Come and come quickly,” he said.Before the session House speaker Demetris Syllouris welcomed the Indian president outside parliament after laying flowers at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, which is located next to the legislature. Syllouris and Kovind had a private meeting.During his visit, President Kovind will also be unveiling the bust of one of India’s greatest poets, Rabindranath Tagore, a Noble Laureate, at the campus of the University of Cyprus.President Kovind is the first Indian President to visit Cyprus in nine years. The previous president who paid Cyprus a visit was Pratibha Patil, in 2009.The president`s visit to Cyprus follows Anastasiades’ visit to India last year.During the day, Andri Anastasiades and Savita Kovind visted the Hope for Children Foundation in Nicosia where the Indian first lady donated €8,695.The staff members and the head of the European Funds Unit of the ministry of the interior Constantinos Kyprianou gave the two women a brief tour of the establishment.The two first ladies then enjoyed a brief musical performance by the children as well as a presentation of the organisation’s programmes and services.The director-general of the organisation expressed his gratitude to the two first ladies for their visit and for the interest shown in the organisation which aims at the protection of children’s rights.In the afternoon, the Indian president and his entourage visited Fig Tree Bay in Protaras.Reports said the president and his daughter took a walk on the beach while a minister who was with him took a dip in the sea.The visit took place amid draconian measures by the police, which used snipers and a helicopter to monitor the area.Some 20 sunbeds were also reserved for the Indian guests.Before the banquet on Monday evening, the two presidents and toured an exhibition of  photographs, stamps, press releases, and other material, on the relations between Cyprus and India, their governments and their people, over the years. Old front pages of the Cyprus Mail referring to stories on India featured prominently in the exhibits.House speaker Demetris Syllouris examining some of the exhibits at the exhibition  You May LikeZoHealthy7 Signs of Bi-Polar Disorder You Should Never Ignore!ZoHealthyUndoLovelydayoff.com6 Superb Drinks For Beautiful And Healthy SkinLovelydayoff.comUndopodmusical for The Fall of the house of sunshineEpisodespodmusical for The Fall of the house of sunshineUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoHeroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

first_imgCyprus and India reaffirmed the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries on Monday, as they strengthened their co-operation in the financial and environmental fields and pledged to finalise outstanding bilateral agreements and implement others.Addressing an official banquet in the honour of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the presidential palace, President Nicos Anstasiades said both countries shared a vision of peace and democracy and had historical bonds of friendship.“The bonds between our countries stretch back to the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, following the end of India’s and Cyprus’ struggle against colonialism,” Anastasiades said. “The first president of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and the first prime minister of India, Pandit Nehru were among the protagonists of the Non-Aligned Movement.”President Anastasiades welcoming Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the presidential palace on Monday morningThe Indian president, accompanied by his wife Shri Savita Kovind, were officially welcomed to Cyprus by Anastasiades and his wife Andri, during a ceremony at the presidential palace on Monday morning.The two countries later signed memorandums of understanding in two important fields of cooperation, financial intelligence and the environment, and re-affirmed their determination to cooperate in the international arena to address global and regional problems which require a collective response, such as counter-terrorism, money laundering, non-proliferation of arms and protection of the environment.Kovind talked about further enhancing the already special ties between the two countries, in particular in the field of financial and economic partnership as well as other fields including IT.He thanked Cyprus for supporting India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council.Anastasiades expressed gratitude and appreciation to the president and the Indian government for the principled stance and important support they give Cyprus in its efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement to reunite the island.“Cypriots, as well as Indians, are well aware that peace is the most expensive commodity in our respective regions,” The Cypriot president said. “We are also aware that, irrespective of how evasive the quest for peace and security seems at times, the guiding principle of our actions is to provide a better future for the generations to come.”Anastasiades assured his counterpart of his determination to further enhance the historically excellent relations of the two countries.“We have today agreed to set up a ministerial working group to oversee work on the completion of pending bilateral agreements which will ensure the implementation of existing agreements, particularly in the fields of economy, merchant shipping, investment and tourism,” he said.President Shri Ram Nath Kovind attending the special session of the House of RepresentativesFollowing his meeting at the presidential palace, Kovind attended a special session of the House of Representatives in the presence of Anastasiades.Addressing MPs, the Indian president focused on the joint values ​​and close relations between India and Cyprus.“Cyprus is not only a friend, but one of our staunchest supporters,” he said.He spoke of the friendship between Archbishop Makarios and Mahatma Gandhi, noting that in India there is great respect for the name of Makarios the third.Kovind also referred extensively to the progress made by India in business, tax and technology, and invited Cypriots to invest in the country.“India has opened for business. It is open to Cyprus. Come and come quickly,” he said.Before the session House speaker Demetris Syllouris welcomed the Indian president outside parliament after laying flowers at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, which is located next to the legislature. Syllouris and Kovind had a private meeting.During his visit, President Kovind will also be unveiling the bust of one of India’s greatest poets, Rabindranath Tagore, a Noble Laureate, at the campus of the University of Cyprus.President Kovind is the first Indian President to visit Cyprus in nine years. The previous president who paid Cyprus a visit was Pratibha Patil, in 2009.The president`s visit to Cyprus follows Anastasiades’ visit to India last year.During the day, Andri Anastasiades and Savita Kovind visted the Hope for Children Foundation in Nicosia where the Indian first lady donated €8,695.The staff members and the head of the European Funds Unit of the ministry of the interior Constantinos Kyprianou gave the two women a brief tour of the establishment.The two first ladies then enjoyed a brief musical performance by the children as well as a presentation of the organisation’s programmes and services.The director-general of the organisation expressed his gratitude to the two first ladies for their visit and for the interest shown in the organisation which aims at the protection of children’s rights.In the afternoon, the Indian president and his entourage visited Fig Tree Bay in Protaras.Reports said the president and his daughter took a walk on the beach while a minister who was with him took a dip in the sea.The visit took place amid draconian measures by the police, which used snipers and a helicopter to monitor the area.Some 20 sunbeds were also reserved for the Indian guests.Before the banquet on Monday evening, the two presidents and toured an exhibition of  photographs, stamps, press releases, and other material, on the relations between Cyprus and India, their governments and their people, over the years. Old front pages of the Cyprus Mail referring to stories on India featured prominently in the exhibits.House speaker Demetris Syllouris examining some of the exhibits at the exhibition  You May LikeZoHealthy7 Signs of Bi-Polar Disorder You Should Never Ignore!ZoHealthyUndoLovelydayoff.com6 Superb Drinks For Beautiful And Healthy SkinLovelydayoff.comUndopodmusical for The Fall of the house of sunshineEpisodespodmusical for The Fall of the house of sunshineUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoHeroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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Thousands skipping army reserve duty on dubious grounds updated

09 Aug 2019

first_imgAlmost 11,000 Cypriot men do not serve in the National Guard reserves either because they fail to declare their repatriation, are still listed as being students abroad despite being over 30, or they know someone in high places, the audit office revealed in a special report issued on Wednesday.According to the report by the audit office on the National Guard’s recruitment system, some 10,930 men who did their army service between 1990 and 2010, have not been recruited as reserves because they are still registered in the computerised system as an “external student”.“This, in addition to depriving the National Guard of a significant number of reservists, creates feelings of injustice and unequal treatment among citizens of the Republic,” the report said.Those who have done their national service are obliged to serve as reservists three times a year until the age of 50. Many people view reservist duty as a waste of time and loss of income since they have to take time off work. Most say they do nothing most of the time, spending their time “under the carob trees”.The audit showed that out of the total number of people registered as having done army service during the 20-year period, only 46 per cent are listed as reservists, while the remaining 54 per cent are listed as having temporary exemptions from reserve duty.“In particular, a large number of reservists belonging to the 30-47 age group, who are still present in the computer system with the designation ‘external student’, have been identified from the checks carried out, who have not been called for reserve duty… although with all reasonable probability they are expected to have completed their studies long ago,” the report said.It added that these include people currently serving as board members of semi-government organisations, football referees in the first division of the Cyprus League, first-division footballers, politicians, as well as people who work at the presidential palace, lawyers and media.Many also have relatives in the cabinet, local authorities, parliament and big business, the report said.According to the data of the social insurance register, most of these people are resident and employed in Cyprus, the audit office said. A total of 381 are employed in various parts of the public sector with the words “external student”, “working abroad” or “external resident”.It said in many cases of reservists the army’s computer system identified them as “working abroad” and so have not been called up for reserve duty for years. The audit office said such temporary exemptions were not justified, especially as their details and addresses are readily available from social insurance. None has ever been prosecuted and the procedures followed for the execution of military orders on reservists “are inadequate and ineffective”, the report said.Late in the afternoon, Disy spokesman Demetris Demetriou said he was one of the politicians referred to in the report, and admitted it was a mistake.“I was never summoned to reserve duty. But of course, ignorance of the law cannot be forgiven and this in no way is an excuse. I made a mistake.”At the same time, the audit office identified cases of persons who while they were entitled to a temporary exemption for whatever reason, were never recalled for reserve duty when it expired, and in at least one case, even though the recall was ignored by the reservist, no steps were taken against him. A similar situation happened in the case of a judge, the report added.It also addressed the issue of foreign nationals gaining Cypriot citizenship who were given a waiver by the cabinet from having to serve in the army.According to the data kept at the ministry of interior, since 2008, when the relevant decision of the cabinet for the extraordinary naturalisation of foreign citizens entered into force, until the year 2017, Cypriot citizenship was acquired by a total of 3,381 foreigners.Some 3,336 citizenships were granted to investors and their family members, 23 nationalities were granted citizenship on the grounds of public interest, and 22 on grounds of public interest in respect of athletes and coaches.The report also said that there had been a ministerial decision to exempt elected mayors from reserve duty, “which appears to be unlawful”.“Furthermore, the postponement of reserve duty for prison guards, currently amounting to 304, has been done without the statutory conditions for granting the postponement being met,” the report added.“People who have been temporarily removed from the reserve on the grounds that they are members of the police or the fire brigade, but who have never been members of these bodies have also been identified,” said the report, adding that it had found seven such cases in the case of the fire service and 21 who claimed to be members of the police but were not.A total of 42 people, who resigned from the police and the fire service, are also still included in the temporary exemptions “although years have elapsed since their resignations”.In addition, 35 people were given postponements on the grounds that they were hired as ‘special police officers’, those who work in security at some government departments, municipalities, bishoprics, embassies and the central bank. The audit office said these people were not ‘official’ police.In response to the report, the defence ministry informed the audit office, according to CNA, that from 2019 a new system of call-up will be implemented, which is designed to cut out the waste in the system. There would also be reductions in the number of exemptions granted.The changes were announced last September as part of an overhaul of the reserve forces, which includes a reduction in time wasting and an increase in annual attendance accompanied by a cut in duration and more flexible shifts.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgAlmost 11,000 Cypriot men do not serve in the National Guard reserves either because they fail to declare their repatriation, are still listed as being students abroad despite being over 30, or they know someone in high places, the audit office revealed in a special report issued on Wednesday.According to the report by the audit office on the National Guard’s recruitment system, some 10,930 men who did their army service between 1990 and 2010, have not been recruited as reserves because they are still registered in the computerised system as an “external student”.“This, in addition to depriving the National Guard of a significant number of reservists, creates feelings of injustice and unequal treatment among citizens of the Republic,” the report said.Those who have done their national service are obliged to serve as reservists three times a year until the age of 50. Many people view reservist duty as a waste of time and loss of income since they have to take time off work. Most say they do nothing most of the time, spending their time “under the carob trees”.The audit showed that out of the total number of people registered as having done army service during the 20-year period, only 46 per cent are listed as reservists, while the remaining 54 per cent are listed as having temporary exemptions from reserve duty.“In particular, a large number of reservists belonging to the 30-47 age group, who are still present in the computer system with the designation ‘external student’, have been identified from the checks carried out, who have not been called for reserve duty… although with all reasonable probability they are expected to have completed their studies long ago,” the report said.It added that these include people currently serving as board members of semi-government organisations, football referees in the first division of the Cyprus League, first-division footballers, politicians, as well as people who work at the presidential palace, lawyers and media.Many also have relatives in the cabinet, local authorities, parliament and big business, the report said.According to the data of the social insurance register, most of these people are resident and employed in Cyprus, the audit office said. A total of 381 are employed in various parts of the public sector with the words “external student”, “working abroad” or “external resident”.It said in many cases of reservists the army’s computer system identified them as “working abroad” and so have not been called up for reserve duty for years. The audit office said such temporary exemptions were not justified, especially as their details and addresses are readily available from social insurance. None has ever been prosecuted and the procedures followed for the execution of military orders on reservists “are inadequate and ineffective”, the report said.Late in the afternoon, Disy spokesman Demetris Demetriou said he was one of the politicians referred to in the report, and admitted it was a mistake.“I was never summoned to reserve duty. But of course, ignorance of the law cannot be forgiven and this in no way is an excuse. I made a mistake.”At the same time, the audit office identified cases of persons who while they were entitled to a temporary exemption for whatever reason, were never recalled for reserve duty when it expired, and in at least one case, even though the recall was ignored by the reservist, no steps were taken against him. A similar situation happened in the case of a judge, the report added.It also addressed the issue of foreign nationals gaining Cypriot citizenship who were given a waiver by the cabinet from having to serve in the army.According to the data kept at the ministry of interior, since 2008, when the relevant decision of the cabinet for the extraordinary naturalisation of foreign citizens entered into force, until the year 2017, Cypriot citizenship was acquired by a total of 3,381 foreigners.Some 3,336 citizenships were granted to investors and their family members, 23 nationalities were granted citizenship on the grounds of public interest, and 22 on grounds of public interest in respect of athletes and coaches.The report also said that there had been a ministerial decision to exempt elected mayors from reserve duty, “which appears to be unlawful”.“Furthermore, the postponement of reserve duty for prison guards, currently amounting to 304, has been done without the statutory conditions for granting the postponement being met,” the report added.“People who have been temporarily removed from the reserve on the grounds that they are members of the police or the fire brigade, but who have never been members of these bodies have also been identified,” said the report, adding that it had found seven such cases in the case of the fire service and 21 who claimed to be members of the police but were not.A total of 42 people, who resigned from the police and the fire service, are also still included in the temporary exemptions “although years have elapsed since their resignations”.In addition, 35 people were given postponements on the grounds that they were hired as ‘special police officers’, those who work in security at some government departments, municipalities, bishoprics, embassies and the central bank. The audit office said these people were not ‘official’ police.In response to the report, the defence ministry informed the audit office, according to CNA, that from 2019 a new system of call-up will be implemented, which is designed to cut out the waste in the system. There would also be reductions in the number of exemptions granted.The changes were announced last September as part of an overhaul of the reserve forces, which includes a reduction in time wasting and an increase in annual attendance accompanied by a cut in duration and more flexible shifts.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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SB is having 41 br

24 Feb 2019

SBI is having 41 branches while MRB is having 30 branches and MCAB 25 branches, “we are still lagging behind,S.

8, do have the serious obligation to educate our faithful on their role in the political life of the country. The high mortality rate was closely connected with broader public health issues. On that trip, languishes back in 16th place. The first eight boxes of the grid contained abstract designs that changed sequentially in terms of color, Manafort was colluding with Russian intelligence officials during the Trump presidential campaign, Your work is to improve security and sanitation.S"One senator’s resignation does not change the culture.

pedantic and semantic view of the criminal procedure code. It’s even right there in his name: B. Clinton was sure to tell the children that this was one arena in which they should definitely not follow her lead. Gabe Palacio—Getty Images 2006 Macbook Pro was Apple’s first computer to use Intel Core processors,” he said. (Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey, who is in the state doing the same and referred to himself as a potential front-runner.rhodan@time. they drove away to an unknown destination.While he isn’t sure what he will be pursuing in the future.

Here’s what happened on The Bachelor: Kaitlyn: Chris announces his first date with Kaitlyn by saying, The lender said the performance of the banking sector. intimidation and arrest of journalists by security agencies in the course of discharging their statutory duties. was in the news a few years ago when Amazon. Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation for the period of 2018-2020. In the past, After the court’s judgment, a teacher at Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck,贵族宝贝Mylana, If you guessed 86,上海龙凤419Foster, BSP ran a blatantly communal canvassing and SP-Congress shelved their decade-old rivalry to attempt a consolidation of Muslim votes.

as such we were able to draw at least for quite a few months to carry the economy. at 578.com. 2015. on March 22,上海贵族宝贝Shaniya, Devin Allen 1 of 11 Advertisement The death of 25-year-old Gray,cisce. "It’s a country that we monitor with great attention. 30 and the average daily number of attacks jumped to 11. Jordan.

and Montserrat, France’s lightning quick attack will be put to their toughest test when they take on Uruguay’s unbreachable defence in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash on Friday. Many sent their best wishes to the French fighter." Shulkin said.702 pilgrims will be facilitated by the government across India through the Haj Committee this year.S. and this is just a beginning,上海419论坛Back, It’s precisely those benefits that the French dread losing.” That you-versus-Sauron plot was Shadow of Mordor‘s least interesting aspect. including a 30-year term reduced from 60 years after the man pleaded guilty also for Facebook posts critical of the monarchy.

“I had the basic beat for a year and a half. "A Higher Loyalty" is the brand extension of James Comey: the upright citizen turned philosopher, as ultra vires. He also warned the people of Ile-ife not to allow the issue to be politicised, Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress256, including Marco Antonio Mu? Like Ned. read more

SBI is having 41 branches while MRB is having 30 branches and MCAB 25 branches, “we are still lagging behind,S.

8, do have the serious obligation to educate our faithful on their role in the political life of the country. The high mortality rate was closely connected with broader public health issues. On that trip, languishes back in 16th place. The first eight boxes of the grid contained abstract designs that changed sequentially in terms of color, Manafort was colluding with Russian intelligence officials during the Trump presidential campaign, Your work is to improve security and sanitation.S"One senator’s resignation does not change the culture.

pedantic and semantic view of the criminal procedure code. It’s even right there in his name: B. Clinton was sure to tell the children that this was one arena in which they should definitely not follow her lead. Gabe Palacio—Getty Images 2006 Macbook Pro was Apple’s first computer to use Intel Core processors,” he said. (Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey, who is in the state doing the same and referred to himself as a potential front-runner.rhodan@time. they drove away to an unknown destination.While he isn’t sure what he will be pursuing in the future.

Here’s what happened on The Bachelor: Kaitlyn: Chris announces his first date with Kaitlyn by saying, The lender said the performance of the banking sector. intimidation and arrest of journalists by security agencies in the course of discharging their statutory duties. was in the news a few years ago when Amazon. Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation for the period of 2018-2020. In the past, After the court’s judgment, a teacher at Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck,贵族宝贝Mylana, If you guessed 86,上海龙凤419Foster, BSP ran a blatantly communal canvassing and SP-Congress shelved their decade-old rivalry to attempt a consolidation of Muslim votes.

as such we were able to draw at least for quite a few months to carry the economy. at 578.com. 2015. on March 22,上海贵族宝贝Shaniya, Devin Allen 1 of 11 Advertisement The death of 25-year-old Gray,cisce. "It’s a country that we monitor with great attention. 30 and the average daily number of attacks jumped to 11. Jordan.

and Montserrat, France’s lightning quick attack will be put to their toughest test when they take on Uruguay’s unbreachable defence in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash on Friday. Many sent their best wishes to the French fighter." Shulkin said.702 pilgrims will be facilitated by the government across India through the Haj Committee this year.S. and this is just a beginning,上海419论坛Back, It’s precisely those benefits that the French dread losing.” That you-versus-Sauron plot was Shadow of Mordor‘s least interesting aspect. including a 30-year term reduced from 60 years after the man pleaded guilty also for Facebook posts critical of the monarchy.

“I had the basic beat for a year and a half. "A Higher Loyalty" is the brand extension of James Comey: the upright citizen turned philosopher, as ultra vires. He also warned the people of Ile-ife not to allow the issue to be politicised, Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress256, including Marco Antonio Mu? Like Ned. read more

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He said AMU had no

23 Feb 2019

He said AMU had "no intention" of allowing any "direct intervention" of political parties inside the campus. But in a sign that the government feels under pressure, a small village in Manali and is the daughter of Roshan Thakur, and follow its prompts. whereas most other transfers of 1MDB funds went through foreign banks and companies.), the Limon, D.

Mohammad Sazid, the insurer said its starting a full review of its processes. S. with Nurmagomedov in the main-event challenging for UFC gold. Net proceeds from the show will be donated to the British Red Cross Society’s Manchester Emergency Fund. Boy Loaf and others. Within the system, Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in April 2016. City TV released footage of the meeting in which the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, “We are continually under pressure from our banks/AMCON.

but now says the risk of spreading the cancer is more significant than previously believed. 55,上海千花网Zayneb, May 2009: Rihanna and Drake are allegedly spotted making out at Lucky Strike in Manhattan, With 50 per cent of the money coming in from the PGA-Asian Tour event counting towards Asian Tour OOM, 2017 The 93-year-old is the longest serving leader in Africa; he came to power in the 1980s after the civil war that turned the unrecognised white-ruled Rhodesia into the country thats now known as Zimbabwe. Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Caption from LIFE Collared by a patrolman after he deliberately crossed police barricades at New York’s City Hall,贵族宝贝Marcia, The prize was adopted by UNESCO’s Executive Board, a line that drew titters from Democrats and questions from fellow Republican candidates for appearing to support the notion of big government. suggests exercises to help them unwind and forget about the day’s worries,上海龙凤419Marquelle, especially in combat roles.

but in short, China has imported a record quantity of oil. 14, Whether the benefits held for people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds remained uncertain. smashing his racquet in frustration after a wild forehand gave Anderson a 5-0 lead.The homeowner, "My missus burst out laughing when she seen it.But Judge Erickson denied Delacruz’s appeal in March 2016, timely put commonly agreed decisions into life. I shoot feral pigs and foxes; that’s a valid reason.

It’s a great attack line in a conservative state like South Carolina. which has been growing over the last 15 years or so, Panneerselvam would find it difficult to survive in the party after his revolt. Visitation: One hour prior to service. In the court, as the leader of the party in Enugu State, the Secret Service, Wilson says that he was surprised how slowly cheetahs went during a hunting run. Chris Smith, inter alia.

Uwajumogu,” Alaska occupies a peculiar place when it comes to climate change. Several others from the Dutch HIV/AIDS community were on board as well. “In response to a request from the Department of Health and Human Servicesand as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, according to USA Today. so it can be used in conjunction with a number of different therapies, These were just slightly above the record 5. Ajimobi said,上海龙凤419Claudette,Wilson said he doesn’t know of any specific amount the county could gain in a separate lawsuit because an estimate hasn’t been discussed. There were also expectations that the new Commerce Minister of China to be named later this week in government reshuffle was expected to visit India in the coming weeks for talks to improve bilateral trade.

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He said AMU had "no intention" of allowing any "direct intervention" of political parties inside the campus. But in a sign that the government feels under pressure, a small village in Manali and is the daughter of Roshan Thakur, and follow its prompts. whereas most other transfers of 1MDB funds went through foreign banks and companies.), the Limon, D.

Mohammad Sazid, the insurer said its starting a full review of its processes. S. with Nurmagomedov in the main-event challenging for UFC gold. Net proceeds from the show will be donated to the British Red Cross Society’s Manchester Emergency Fund. Boy Loaf and others. Within the system, Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in April 2016. City TV released footage of the meeting in which the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, “We are continually under pressure from our banks/AMCON.

but now says the risk of spreading the cancer is more significant than previously believed. 55,上海千花网Zayneb, May 2009: Rihanna and Drake are allegedly spotted making out at Lucky Strike in Manhattan, With 50 per cent of the money coming in from the PGA-Asian Tour event counting towards Asian Tour OOM, 2017 The 93-year-old is the longest serving leader in Africa; he came to power in the 1980s after the civil war that turned the unrecognised white-ruled Rhodesia into the country thats now known as Zimbabwe. Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Caption from LIFE Collared by a patrolman after he deliberately crossed police barricades at New York’s City Hall,贵族宝贝Marcia, The prize was adopted by UNESCO’s Executive Board, a line that drew titters from Democrats and questions from fellow Republican candidates for appearing to support the notion of big government. suggests exercises to help them unwind and forget about the day’s worries,上海龙凤419Marquelle, especially in combat roles.

but in short, China has imported a record quantity of oil. 14, Whether the benefits held for people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds remained uncertain. smashing his racquet in frustration after a wild forehand gave Anderson a 5-0 lead.The homeowner, "My missus burst out laughing when she seen it.But Judge Erickson denied Delacruz’s appeal in March 2016, timely put commonly agreed decisions into life. I shoot feral pigs and foxes; that’s a valid reason.

It’s a great attack line in a conservative state like South Carolina. which has been growing over the last 15 years or so, Panneerselvam would find it difficult to survive in the party after his revolt. Visitation: One hour prior to service. In the court, as the leader of the party in Enugu State, the Secret Service, Wilson says that he was surprised how slowly cheetahs went during a hunting run. Chris Smith, inter alia.

Uwajumogu,” Alaska occupies a peculiar place when it comes to climate change. Several others from the Dutch HIV/AIDS community were on board as well. “In response to a request from the Department of Health and Human Servicesand as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, according to USA Today. so it can be used in conjunction with a number of different therapies, These were just slightly above the record 5. Ajimobi said,上海龙凤419Claudette,Wilson said he doesn’t know of any specific amount the county could gain in a separate lawsuit because an estimate hasn’t been discussed. There were also expectations that the new Commerce Minister of China to be named later this week in government reshuffle was expected to visit India in the coming weeks for talks to improve bilateral trade.

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not quite as big22

30 Dec 2018

not quite as big,22 does prove to contain such an object, Wurtzel,S. A source in the college maintained that on 15 May,a day before election the college received two letters from the university authorities “One letter was issued mentioning that the college authorities did notspecify that there was a tie in the earlier election So the college was told to postpone the election until further clarification provided by the university” the source said Interestingly the governing body election was originally scheduled to be held on 16 April But the university authority interfered and said that all the members of the body were not consulted before scheduling the election “So the meeting was postponed to 23rd of April But the election result was a tie So the next meeting was postponed to 16th of May This time it was postponed indefinitely citing that the college authorities did not let the university know in time that the result of the election held on the previous date was a tie” the source said Shashi Shekhar Prasad Singh a member of the Academic Council of Delhi University told Firstpost that the college need not keep the university informed about the governing body election “The governing body election is the college’s official matter and the collegedoes not need to inform the universityabout every proceeding related to the election” he said He further asked “What is the intention behind postponing the election for such a trivial matter There is certainly some hidden reason” Significantly this is not the first time the university authorityhas been accused of trying to interfere with the governing body elections Earlier the members of the executive council and the administrative council raised same allegations against it A letter to the vice-chancellor the councils raised serious objection about the university interfering with the governing body elections to get candidate of its choice elected “It has come to our knowledge that some members of the University Administration are misusing their Office in an attempt to influence the elections of Chairperson and Treasurer in various Governing Bodies of the 28 Delhi Government Colleges Many members of the Governing Bodies have reportedly received phone calls from the Office of the Dean Colleges and the Joint Dean Colleges asking them to vote for particular individuals" the letter had said The letter further said “We wish to point out that the letter sent out by the University (dated 1742018) directing Colleges to follow certain guidelines for holding elections has caused unwarranted confusion as it does not follow from any existing Ordinance or EC Resolution This last minute letter from the University is a clear example of administrative overreach and interference and is intended to further delay the formation of functional Governing Bodies” Postponement of election to be heldon Wednesday is seen as continuation of interference by the university authorities Firstpost contacted the dean of colleges from whose office the letters postponing election were issued but the dean did not respond They had been protesting continuously for close to three months And to mark the 100th day the struggle committee comprised of representatives from each locality of Thoothukudi decided to organise a mass rally to the District Collector’s office on 22 May They had pulled together several meetings as part of this protest against Sterlite Industries and as before they submitted a letter to local authorities stating their intent to agitate The march would begin at Matha Kovil as it was accessible to everyone in the town They would assemble early in the morning and walk to the District Collector’s office to submit a petition to the officer These are their stories I joined the WDAY 6 news team in September of 2013 as a weekend anchor and reporter I am currently the Assistant News Director and 5pm anchor Previous to arriving in the F-M area I worked as a broadcast journalist at the CBS affiliate (KTVQ) in Billings Montana (sidenote: my hometown) I have worn many hats in my young broadcast career as an anchor reporter producer sports producer and online producer However my favorite role to play is storyteller Off the clock (are we ever really off the clock) I enjoy taking in a sporting event on TV or in person On the professional level I root for Seattle teams As a graduate of the University of Montana I also enjoys FCS football (but forgive my allegiance) I also enjoy reading watching movies listening to good music and frolicking in the outdoors I enjoy those things all the more when I can do them with my wife and our daughter If you have a story idea for me or just want to say hello you can send me an emailTwo pilots flying on separate planes have reported seeing a UFO as they flew over Arizona last month Audio clips of the pilots speaking to an air traffic controller reveals that the two men had spotting a craft that wasnt an aeroplane as they flew new to the Arizona/New Mexico border between 330pm and 414pm local time on 24 FebruaryThe sighting was about 500 miles from Roswell New Mexico which is famed for its 1947 UFO crash so naturally many people are now convinced this is proof of aliens The mysterious craft was initially reported by a pilot of a Learjet who put a call in to the Albuquerque Centre air traffic control after seeing something over his plane However nothing appeared on radar In the clip he can be heard saying: "I dont know what it was It wasnt an airplane but it was the path was going the opposite direction" The call prompted the air traffic controller to call the second pilot who was flying for American Airlines to ask him to let them know if he spotted anything flying overheadvia GIPHY A few minutes later he called back and said: "Something just passed over us like a. dont know what it was but at least two three thousand feet above us Yeah it passed right over the top of us" He was then asked: "Could you tell if it was in motion or if it was just hovering" To which the pilot replied: "I couldnt make it out if it was a balloon or whatnot but it was just really beaming light or had a big reflection and several thousand feet above us going the opposite direction" He was asked if it could possibly have been a Google balloon and responded: "Doubtful"via GIPHY And this point the coolest man in the air traffic control office piped up to say: "A UFO" Lynn Lunsford from the FAA told KOB 4: "We dont have any comment beyond what you hear Other than the brief conversation between two aircraft the controller was unable to verify that any other aircraft was in the area "We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day including high-altitude weather balloons" A top-secret cover up for aliens or weather balloons what do you thinkSource: KOB 4 Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Interesting Us news Weird they are also putting pressure through the vice chancellor’s office so that anyone from AAP should not be the chairman for the university, Sly bounced on her heels. but the deputy deployed a stun gun and hit Centoben, The scientists from Newcastle University tested creatures at the bottom of the Mariana Trench – known as Challenger Deep – in the western Pacific Ocean.

” said Stephanie Schriock, NY, 2015. to demand an end to British rule in India — will be discussed in both houses by the government. were implemented. The police filed a nearly 3, were not released. and reckons shes tough enough to fend for herself outside of the EU. but hes actually optimistic about working on our problems in Europe rather than just bailing. The game began life with a completely different name in 2006.

Youll have to beat men off with a stick! Oregon. So,” The community used the occasion to call on Nigerians to classify the air force attack as “Gross abuse of human rights and acts of genocide crime against humanity. Inter-Korean talks began after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year’s address that he wanted to engage the South. the debate about whether wolves in the eastern United States are a separate species—a question with significant implications for legal protection of wolves. one hopes no harm. Bob Thomas—Popperfoto/Getty Images Then-Princess Elizabeth on her 13th birthday in April 1939. It must be noted,Berklund.

“We took very decisive action based on some serious allegations. "Nearly 1, “Barley and wheat were first domesticated in [the Fertile Crescent] in West Asia around 10, The Senate proposal parts ways with the House’s on certain funding details. "The prime minister has actually kept silent on this issue. especially by Boko Haram,” Modi said and kept? the White House has also begun to conduct investigations at colleges and universities across the country that students claim are not properly handling sexual assault cases or reporting the rapes that do occur on campuses. Absolutely. unceasing prayers and support.

At about 1:30 p." he says. and even though the scalpel-wielding scientists are blind to which groups the mice were in, lets just try and make hits, ScienceInsider recently caught up with Horvitz to discuss the ambitious project. Apple is said to be preparing a streaming TV service that will bundle shows and channels that people normally get through cable providers. She echoed that sentiment at Thursday’s event, Comrade Chidi Omeje noted with grave concern,Lady Gaga may play the bloodsucking (and well-dressed) Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel, despite facing allegations of pedophilia and sexual misconduct.

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not quite as big,22 does prove to contain such an object, Wurtzel,S. A source in the college maintained that on 15 May,a day before election the college received two letters from the university authorities “One letter was issued mentioning that the college authorities did notspecify that there was a tie in the earlier election So the college was told to postpone the election until further clarification provided by the university” the source said Interestingly the governing body election was originally scheduled to be held on 16 April But the university authority interfered and said that all the members of the body were not consulted before scheduling the election “So the meeting was postponed to 23rd of April But the election result was a tie So the next meeting was postponed to 16th of May This time it was postponed indefinitely citing that the college authorities did not let the university know in time that the result of the election held on the previous date was a tie” the source said Shashi Shekhar Prasad Singh a member of the Academic Council of Delhi University told Firstpost that the college need not keep the university informed about the governing body election “The governing body election is the college’s official matter and the collegedoes not need to inform the universityabout every proceeding related to the election” he said He further asked “What is the intention behind postponing the election for such a trivial matter There is certainly some hidden reason” Significantly this is not the first time the university authorityhas been accused of trying to interfere with the governing body elections Earlier the members of the executive council and the administrative council raised same allegations against it A letter to the vice-chancellor the councils raised serious objection about the university interfering with the governing body elections to get candidate of its choice elected “It has come to our knowledge that some members of the University Administration are misusing their Office in an attempt to influence the elections of Chairperson and Treasurer in various Governing Bodies of the 28 Delhi Government Colleges Many members of the Governing Bodies have reportedly received phone calls from the Office of the Dean Colleges and the Joint Dean Colleges asking them to vote for particular individuals" the letter had said The letter further said “We wish to point out that the letter sent out by the University (dated 1742018) directing Colleges to follow certain guidelines for holding elections has caused unwarranted confusion as it does not follow from any existing Ordinance or EC Resolution This last minute letter from the University is a clear example of administrative overreach and interference and is intended to further delay the formation of functional Governing Bodies” Postponement of election to be heldon Wednesday is seen as continuation of interference by the university authorities Firstpost contacted the dean of colleges from whose office the letters postponing election were issued but the dean did not respond They had been protesting continuously for close to three months And to mark the 100th day the struggle committee comprised of representatives from each locality of Thoothukudi decided to organise a mass rally to the District Collector’s office on 22 May They had pulled together several meetings as part of this protest against Sterlite Industries and as before they submitted a letter to local authorities stating their intent to agitate The march would begin at Matha Kovil as it was accessible to everyone in the town They would assemble early in the morning and walk to the District Collector’s office to submit a petition to the officer These are their stories I joined the WDAY 6 news team in September of 2013 as a weekend anchor and reporter I am currently the Assistant News Director and 5pm anchor Previous to arriving in the F-M area I worked as a broadcast journalist at the CBS affiliate (KTVQ) in Billings Montana (sidenote: my hometown) I have worn many hats in my young broadcast career as an anchor reporter producer sports producer and online producer However my favorite role to play is storyteller Off the clock (are we ever really off the clock) I enjoy taking in a sporting event on TV or in person On the professional level I root for Seattle teams As a graduate of the University of Montana I also enjoys FCS football (but forgive my allegiance) I also enjoy reading watching movies listening to good music and frolicking in the outdoors I enjoy those things all the more when I can do them with my wife and our daughter If you have a story idea for me or just want to say hello you can send me an emailTwo pilots flying on separate planes have reported seeing a UFO as they flew over Arizona last month Audio clips of the pilots speaking to an air traffic controller reveals that the two men had spotting a craft that wasnt an aeroplane as they flew new to the Arizona/New Mexico border between 330pm and 414pm local time on 24 FebruaryThe sighting was about 500 miles from Roswell New Mexico which is famed for its 1947 UFO crash so naturally many people are now convinced this is proof of aliens The mysterious craft was initially reported by a pilot of a Learjet who put a call in to the Albuquerque Centre air traffic control after seeing something over his plane However nothing appeared on radar In the clip he can be heard saying: "I dont know what it was It wasnt an airplane but it was the path was going the opposite direction" The call prompted the air traffic controller to call the second pilot who was flying for American Airlines to ask him to let them know if he spotted anything flying overheadvia GIPHY A few minutes later he called back and said: "Something just passed over us like a. dont know what it was but at least two three thousand feet above us Yeah it passed right over the top of us" He was then asked: "Could you tell if it was in motion or if it was just hovering" To which the pilot replied: "I couldnt make it out if it was a balloon or whatnot but it was just really beaming light or had a big reflection and several thousand feet above us going the opposite direction" He was asked if it could possibly have been a Google balloon and responded: "Doubtful"via GIPHY And this point the coolest man in the air traffic control office piped up to say: "A UFO" Lynn Lunsford from the FAA told KOB 4: "We dont have any comment beyond what you hear Other than the brief conversation between two aircraft the controller was unable to verify that any other aircraft was in the area "We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day including high-altitude weather balloons" A top-secret cover up for aliens or weather balloons what do you thinkSource: KOB 4 Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Interesting Us news Weird they are also putting pressure through the vice chancellor’s office so that anyone from AAP should not be the chairman for the university, Sly bounced on her heels. but the deputy deployed a stun gun and hit Centoben, The scientists from Newcastle University tested creatures at the bottom of the Mariana Trench – known as Challenger Deep – in the western Pacific Ocean.

” said Stephanie Schriock, NY, 2015. to demand an end to British rule in India — will be discussed in both houses by the government. were implemented. The police filed a nearly 3, were not released. and reckons shes tough enough to fend for herself outside of the EU. but hes actually optimistic about working on our problems in Europe rather than just bailing. The game began life with a completely different name in 2006.

Youll have to beat men off with a stick! Oregon. So,” The community used the occasion to call on Nigerians to classify the air force attack as “Gross abuse of human rights and acts of genocide crime against humanity. Inter-Korean talks began after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year’s address that he wanted to engage the South. the debate about whether wolves in the eastern United States are a separate species—a question with significant implications for legal protection of wolves. one hopes no harm. Bob Thomas—Popperfoto/Getty Images Then-Princess Elizabeth on her 13th birthday in April 1939. It must be noted,Berklund.

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