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Two elderly displaced from Bowbazar die

first_imgTwo elderly residents of Kolkata’s Bowbazar area, who were displaced with their families due to the East West Metro tunnelling work, died earlier this week, their relatives said on Thursday.Anjali Mallick, 88, and Ganesh Prasad Gupta, 86, of Sankrapara Lane died late on Tuesday evening. The family members of both the persons alleged that they could not take the strain of being shifted out of their accommodation to a hotel. Almost 500 residents of Durga Pituri Lane and Sankrapara Lane have been shifted out of their houses and provided alternative accommodation by the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRC). Both Mallick and Gupta were shifted out on September 1. Moved to hotelFamily members of Gupta said he fell sick on the very day he and his family were evacuated from their home and moved to a hotel. They alleged that he felt suffocated in the room, following which he was taken to a private hospital where he died. Mallick’s family alleged that the octogenarian, who had been bedridden due to a hip injury, was depressed ever since she had been asked to move out of her house. “Every death is tragic. We had shifted the people to various hotels. We have formed a number of committees to ensure they provide proper services to those being accommodated in the hotels,” a KMRC official said. Over half a dozen houses in Bowbazar collapsed due to ground subsidence when the tunnel hit an underground water aquifer. KMRC has obtained permission to bring down five more houses in Durga Pithuri Lane. Work is in progress for grouting and strengthening of soil.last_img read more

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Pistorius under observation in hospital—official

first_imgThe year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level when he appeared at the London 2012 games.While on parole he gave a television interview saying that an “instant fear” drove him to open fire. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. AP POOL FILEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains.Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIEScenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The “Blade Runner”, as he was known, has always maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four high-caliber bullets through a locked toilet cubicle.“This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation,” Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told Agence France-Presse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius’s medical condition.The News24 website said Pistorius was taken from Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria to hospital in an ambulance after complaining of chest pains. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Neymar completes world record PSG move FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

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Football: Jurgen Klopp wants to bag Marco Asensio from Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement Also read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Will Germany Be Able To Keep Their World Cup Hopes Alive?Football: Roma complete signing of experienced Argentine midfielder, Javier Pastore Image processed by CodeCarvings Piczard ### FREE Community Edition ### on 2017-10-22 21:04:09Z | http://piczard.com | http://codecarvings.com*)ÿz˜(AdvertisementPhoto Credits: ReutersLiverpool FC are willing to spend €180 million (£158m) to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.🗞 Here’s the report, from Mundo Deportivo – image via @Sport_Witness. pic.twitter.com/HXDaNAGTFr— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) June 23, 2018If this deal is finalised, the 22-year-old Asensio will become one of the highest-paid players in Liverpool.Real Madrid, who have appointed Julen Lopetegui as their manager to replace Zinedine Zidane, have yet to hold talks with Asensio about his future and will wait until the end of Spain’s World Cup campaign.Asensio is staying put and had this to say on Tuesday: “When the World Cup is over, we’ll talk about that sort of thing, now I’m focused on selection. I’m glad Julen [Lopetegui] has signed up for Real Madrid [to become manager] after the World Cup we’ll talk things over with him.”last_img read more

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Liverpool Lemar pursuit to go ‘down to the wire’

first_imgTransfers Liverpool’s £70m+ Lemar negotiations to go ‘down to the wire’ Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 22:07 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) HD Thomas Lemar Transfers Thomas Lemar Premier League Liverpool Monaco Southampton Ligue 1 The Ligue 1 side have maintained the 21-year-old is not on the market now, but the Reds will continue attempting to change their position Talks between Liverpool and Monaco for Thomas Lemar are ongoing as the Premier League side try to force through a club-record transfer worth over £70 million inclusive of extras for the France international.As revealed by Goal on Monday, that figure could be further supplemented by the inclusion of Divock Origi — tracked by the Ligue 1 champions already this window — in negotiations to conclude a deal.Liverpool 10/1 to win PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Thomas Lemar MonacoLemar is eager to line up under Jurgen Klopp, who believes the multi-faceted playmaker will enhance his already explosive attacking unit.Monaco are aware of the 21-year-old’s wish, but are reluctant to let him depart having already ceded the majority of their core talent this summer, with Kylian Mbappe close to finalising a headline switch to Paris Saint-Germain.They have maintained Lemar is not on the market now, but Liverpool will be persistent and are prepared to further up their proposal, with discussions set to go “down to the wire” as they continue an ambitious, assertive drive to fortify their squad.The Reds have already twice broken their club record in the window — first with the initial £36.9m signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma, which was then followed by the advance acquisition of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita for next season worth in excess of £50m.Thomas Lemar MbappeA successful push for Lemar, who is adept with both feet can and operate across the frontline or as an attacking midfielder, would surpass both those deals.And even then, it could be ousted as Liverpool’s benchmark piece of business if the club’s desire to see Virgil van Dijk in the heart of their defence is represented in a bid to Southampton.A tapping-up saga in June forced the Reds into publicly ending “any interest” in the Netherlands international, who made clear his intention to join the Anfield side despite pitches from Manchester City and Chelsea to recruit him.The south coast club have been emphatic in stating that the 26-year-old will not be sold in this window, but any softening of that position will encourage a formal approach from Liverpool.Virgil van Dijk, SouthamptonIt is understood only a sum upwards of £75m could tempt Southampton to reconsider their standpoint, while Antonio Conte’s side also keep an eye on developments with a view to late action.These blockbuster moves with the transfer deadline fast approaching is the antithesis of last summer, in which the Reds’ final incoming was Gini Wijnaldum, who arrived on July 22.In fact, the last signing the Merseysiders made in late August was the £16m ‘gamble’ on Mario Balotelli from AC Milan on the 25th of the month in 2014.Despite the potential eye-watering outlay and regardless of any additional purchases, Liverpool insist their definitive stance on Philippe Coutinho has not changed and they will not entertain offers from Barcelona for the wantaway Brazil international this summer.last_img read more

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Juve sporting director: Dybala no closer to leaving the club

first_imgPaulo Dybala is no closer to leaving Juventus, according to the club’s chief football officer, Fabio Paratici.Dybala was linked with Manchester United and Tottenham before the Premier League’s transfer window closed last week.A move did not materialise, and Dybala instead reported for pre-season training in Turin, with the forward scoring twice in Wednesday’s traditional warm-up friendly with the Juve Primavera side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? A switch to Inter has also been mooted, with that deal potentially seeing Mauro Icardi, who is out of favour at San Siro, joining the Serie A champions in return.However, Paratici told Sky Sport Italia there has not been much progress on Dybala’s future, or that of any other Juve players.”The market is open and there is interest, but there are no names closer to a sale,” he said.”[Dybala] is a Juve player – indeed, he is a great Juve player. As I said, during the transfer market, there are discussions and negotiations.”He added on Icardi: “Right now he’s an Inter player and we don’t talk about him. We have [Gonzalo] Higuain and [Mario] Mandzukic who are great attackers: I wouldn’t talk about others, but about ours. We are happy with those we have.”Juve’s new head coach Maurizio Sarri this week accused the club of following a transfer policy that has led them to an “embarrassing” situation, with an overly large squad meaning he could be forced to leave some senior players out of the list for the Champions League group stage.Paratici admits there is a need to move players on, with Luca Pellegrini close to a loan move to Cagliari, but says it will be difficult to find exits for Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca while they recover from injuries.”As with all transfer windows, there is a lot of chatter and not many actual deals done, but we are calm and confident,” Paratici added.”It’s not that there is an excess of players, but rather a list that neither the coach nor I can do anything about. We can only use 21, and just one ‘local’ homegrown player. Therefore, the players who are not in that list of 22 have to go.”At the moment there are six extra players, but two of these, Perin and Pjaca, are unlikely to be transferred in this market and another, Luca Pellegrini, will probably go to Cagliari in the next few hours.”It has been a close season of upheaval at Juve, who have sold players including Joao Cancelo, Moise Kean and Leonardo Spinazzola, with defender Daniele Rugani linked with Roma and Monaco.Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo, Pellegrini and Merih Demiral are among those to have joined Sarri’s squad, while veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon returned after a single season with Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

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Longtime College Football Coach Dick Tomey Passes Away

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA longtime college football coach passed away this week.Legendary Arizona head coach Dick Tomey passed away after a battle with lung cancer, his family confirmed in a statement.His son, Rich Tomey posted a message on Facebook:“It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dick Tomey’s death on May 10, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. He died surrounded by his family, resting peacefully, after battling lung cancer for months. We are all heartbroken to lose him, but are forever grateful to have shared his life.To us, Dick Tomey was one of a kind. Known for his room-for-everyone big-heartedness, generous spiritedness (to a fault), instinctive kindness, love and respect for people of all walks, and the ease with which he forgave himself and others and moved on with life without resentments—taught all of us so much.”Tomey kicked off his head coaching career at Hawaii before moving on to coach the Wildcats, where he was the Pac-10 coach of the year in 1992. He led the program to a career record of 95-64-4, making him the all-time winningest coach in program history. He racked up a career record of 183-145-7 over stints at Hawaii, Arizona and San Diego State.Our thoughts are with the Tomey family.last_img read more

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Plans Under Way to Accredit National Police College Courses

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says plans are under way to have the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) and its courses accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says plans are under way to have the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) and its courses accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).“So… when you (police recruits) complete courses at NPCJ, you will get tertiary credits and then, over time, you can achieve your degrees from within the training branch of the (Jamaica) Constabulary Force (JCF),” he said.The Minister was addressing the Passing out Parade and Awards Ceremony for 135 former district constables who have transitioned into the JCF, at the NPCJ in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on November 10.The UCJ is the accrediting, awards and academic development body for degree, diploma, and certificate programmes proposed and developed at approved higher-education institutions.Mr. Montague informed that the process towards achieving accreditation is being led by former Chief Technical Director (CTD) in the Ministry, Karen Clarke-Davis, who was reassigned to the NPCJ.In an interview with JIS News following the ceremony, the former CTD, who is now the Chief Programme Officer at the College, said the College first engaged the UCJ in August this year “to have an initial examination of the programmes”.She noted that the College has to be first registered with the UCJ, and that process is currently being undertaken.“At this time, we are waiting on the UCJ for their report to say to us where we are in terms of the accreditation process, which is a 10-step process,” she said.Mrs. Clarke-Davis informed that accreditation of the NPCJ will not only mean recognition nationally but also regionally, and also that the institution will be a tertiary-level institution “that treats with the training and education of security specialists”.“It will put us further in terms of being a recognised institution of learning when it comes to issues of security,” she added.Meanwhile, the National Security Minister informed that the Government is considering the recruitment of another batch of district constables to become members of the JCF.He pointed out that within two to three years, the JCF will be able to achieve its full complement of members, due to the number of recruits that are being trained through the NPCJ or at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.The Minister urged the recruits to resist the forces of corruption, “which come in all shapes and forms”.For his part, Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, urged the 95 males and 37 females to see themselves as agents of change.He noted that the JCF must “constantly innovate against the rising tide of crime and violence that threatens to demolish our island home and diminish our values as Jamaicans”.The Commissioner reminded the new recruits that they are to “protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression, and to be constantly mindful of the welfare of others”.Mr. Quallo declared that it will be his ultimate goal of ridding the JCF of the “crippling evil of corruption, which diminishes our ability to efficiently serve the people and maintain law and order”.He encouraged the new rank and file members of the JCF to remain unsullied and be of strong moral character.During the awards segment, Woman Constable, Auther-Lee Bryan, was awarded the Best All Round Performance; Constable Kevin Brown, Best Marksmanship Principles; Woman Constable, Janell Radcliffe, Highest Mark Obtained; and Constable Sean Sinclair, Best Leadership Qualities. Mrs. Clarke-Davis informed that accreditation of the NPCJ will not only mean recognition nationally but also regionally, and also that the institution will be a tertiary-level institution “that treats with the training and education of security specialists”. Meanwhile, the National Security Minister informed that the Government is considering the recruitment of another batch of district constables to become members of the JCF.last_img read more

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Advocates internationalize the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

first_imgMONTREAL — More than seven years after Raif Badawi was thrown in prison, lawyers and allies of the Saudi blogger are increasingly lobbying foreign governments in an effort to secure his release as Saudi Arabia prepares to host next year’s G-20 meeting.Irwin Cotler, a human rights lawyer and former federal justice minister who represents the family internationally, says advocates for Badawi have recently been meeting with foreign governments, UN representatives and others to encourage them to call for the release of Badawi, his sister Samar, their former lawyer Waleed Abulkhair and other imprisoned human rights defenders.Cotler sat down with The Canadian Press to discuss the intensifying effort to free the 35-year-old Badawi, who was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics.Cotler said it is urgent “to both internationalize and intensify our advocacy” as Saudi Arabia chairs the G-20 ahead of the meeting in Riyadh in November 2020.That effort appeared to yield results last month when U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence called on Saudi Arabia to free Badawi as well as three other jailed dissidents.The four dissidents, Pence said, “have stood in defence of religious liberty and the exercise of their faith despite unimaginable pressure, and the American people stand with them.”Pence’s statement followed one by European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala in June, which describes Badawi’s sentence as “unjust, disproportionate and arbitrary” and urged the Saudi government to free him. The European Union awarded Badawi the Sakharov prize, its top human rights award, in 2015.Cotler sees significant progress in the year since Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s tweet calling for the release of Raif and Samar Badawi sparked a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia. (While neither prisoner is a Canadian citizen, Raif Badawi’s wife and three children live in Sherbrooke, Que., and were granted citizenship last year.)The fallout from the tweet saw Saudi Arabia suspend diplomatic ties, halt investment and Canadian imports and threaten to shut down scholarships for its citizens studying in Canada. “Not one democracy came to Canada’s defence,” Cotler said.He said that while he disagreed with Saudi Arabia being awarded G-20 host duties, he believes the Riyadh summit could be an opportunity to increase the pressure to free the prisoners — and give Saudi Arabia the chance to prove it can be a “credible” host.“If the Crown Prince wants to be taken seriously, if Saudi Arabia wants to be seen seriously as chair of the G20, he can’t call for reforms — which we support — regarding women, such as the right to drive, then imprison the same women who called for the reforms.”He said Pence’s statement came after he and Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, travelled to Washington earlier this year to meet with lawmakers and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has contacts with the vice-president.Cotler believes the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, was a “wake-up call” for democracies that had previously hesitated to speak up against the Saudi regime.More than eight months after Khashoggi’s death, a UN special rapporteur released a report saying there was “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Efforts by Badawi’s advocates in the coming weeks and months include a renewed application for clemency, which argues that a pardon would be in line with Saudi law.Canada, too, has a part to play, says Cotler, who was Liberal justice minister from 2003-06. He plans to once again call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to grant Canadian citizenship to Badawi, which would ensure he could receive visits and has “diplomatic protection that is not now authorized.”Badawi’s advocates say that while he hasn’t received any more corporal punishment, his health has declined and he continues to suffer psychologically from the threat of lashings and the separation from his wife and children.And while some believe his prison conditions may have improved since the international pressure escalated, Cotler said his situation remains dire.“There’s a sense of urgency,” he said. “You meet with his children, and every day the children can’t be with their father is a loss for him and a loss for them.”Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party‏ Includes Charity Auction

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2013 Awards Season with their annual BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday, January 12, 2013.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also included a silent auction to raise funds and awareness for the BAFTA LA Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs including the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs. Awards Season Nominees along with Leading executives, British celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails at the uniquely British Tea Party.Among the celebrities who attended were Ben Affleck (Argo), Jon Bon Jovi (Stand Up Guys), Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Jason Isaacs, Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Nigel Lythgoe, Sienna Miller (The Girl), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Thandie Newton, Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel/The Newsroom), Freida Pinto, Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables), and many more.last_img read more

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‘Together We Are Stronger’: Spanish Interior Minister Commends Moroccan Anti-Terrorist Collaboration

Rabat – Juan Ignacio Zoido, the Spanish interior minister, has once again underscored the importance of Moroccan-Spanish anti-terrorism cooperation, after the arrest of four individuals suspected of disseminating propaganda supporting terrorist groups.The first Moroccan-Spanish suspect was arrested in Tangier by the Moroccan authorities, while the three others were arrested in both Barcelona and Madrid. The anti-terrorist joint operation was led by Spanish and Moroccan authorities.After the success of the operation, Zoido hailed the joint security cooperation between the two countries, asserting that “together we are stronger” in the face of terrorist groups. Commenting on the arrested suspects, Zoido said that those arrested were aiming at radicalizing the largest possible number of internet users, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The Spanish official added that since 2015, the year in which the anti-terrorist alert has increased to level four, Spanish security elements managed to arrest 217 fighters in Spain.Zoido paid an official visit to Rabat in August, during which he stressed the importance of joint cooperations between the two countries to fight against terrorism and extremism.The Spanish minister said during his visit that “the close collaboration between Spain and Morocco in counterterrorism matters allowed the authorities to conduct 12 joint operations, which resulted in the arrest of 175 jihadists.”He explained that the world can only make an end to the terror threat through unity and international cooperation.“The alarming rapidity of radicalization imposes the need to work within the European Union in order to prevent and fight against terrorism,” he said.The minister also pointed out that “information exchange and preventive intelligence should be strengthened,” adding that “it is also necessary to promote meetings of analysts and investigations on terrorist organizations.” read more

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Latest Bangladesh factory fire underscores need to do more to improve safety

At least nine people have reportedly been killed in the fire that broke out at Aswad Composite Mills near the capital, Dhaka, late yesterday. Media reports add that about 50 people have also been injured. More than 1,100 people died when another factory collapsed in April.“This latest fire to affect the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh reflects the sad and shocking truth that not enough is being done to address the safety and health of garment factory workers,” said a statement issued by the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder.“Despite the staggering loss of life over the past years, workers are still dying for reasons that could well be avoided if decent working conditions were in place.”The agency noted that following the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April, the Bangladeshi Government and its social partners have been collaborating to improve working conditions, strengthen labour inspections and upgrade building and fire safety in RMG factories around the country.“But all efforts and commitments will be in vain until they translate into concrete actions to avoid further loss of life or injury to workers. The ILO, as always, stands ready to assist the social partners,” said the statement.“The fire at Aswad Composite Mills should not be just the latest tragedy to beset the industry. It must be the last.” read more

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Global Goals offer special opportunity to change course of development Bosnian leader

From the podium, Željko Komšic spoke at length about the 2030 Agenda  and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sharing his country’s enthusiasm about creating “a self-sustaining environment that will benefit everyone”. In July, his country attended the UN High-level Political Forum in New York where, for the first time, it presented its voluntary national review as part of monitoring SDGs implementation. “By adopting the 2030 Agenda, Bosnia and Herzegovina has committed itself to initiating a systematic monitoring and supervision process for the implementation of this global agenda that integrates the social, economic and environmental dimension of development” he said, adding that its successful implementation “requires an agreement on foreseeable coherent and sufficient funding”.  “In an ever more divided world, we need a strong United Nations. The problems we face are real. But so is hope.”– @antonioguterres at opening of #UNGA General Debate. https://t.co/wyP5amcrNP pic.twitter.com/AXFXa0Z5Mq— United Nations (@UN) September 25, 2019 Mr. Komšic said that his country views the 2030 transformative agenda as “an opportunity and a mechanism of change”, to “comprehensively promote the social, economic and environmental aspects of the life of our population”.  And he expressed his hope that the review of his nations’ implementation activities will be finalized by the end of 2019. Regional concerns Bilateral relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and its neighbours are at the top of the country’s foreign policy priorities and serve as the foundation for continuous cooperation improvement, “based on mutual interest and the principal of equality, respect for one another and respect for State sovereignty and territorial integrity”, Mr. Komšic explained. However, he pointed out that within his country’s borders, he “occasionally witnesses” neighbouring nations’ activities, which cause “unrest and a degree of destabilization” that do not contribute to good neighbourly relations.   Peaceful solutions Expressing concern over the ongoing escalation of world violence, Mr. Komšic called for “an end of combat” and more cooperation on peaceful solutions. “Bosnia and Herzegovina has the principal view that the protection of civilians, respect for human rights and humanitarian law are a necessary priority in international relations”, he said, adding that his country prioritizes lasting peace and security in “all parts of the world”.   He singled out the importance of a world without nuclear weapons as the “ultimate goal”, saying that Bosnia and Herzegovina focuses on fulfilling its commitments with an emphasis on dialogue, and non-proliferation cooperation. Turning to peacekeeping, Mr. Komšic said that his country welcomes the UN’s commitment to support the participation of women in peacekeeping missions, pointing out “with particular pleasure” that Bosnia and Herzegovina is “one of the few countries that has been fulfilling its stated goals for a long time” – with over 20 per cent of women participating in peacekeeping missions.  He informed the Hall that in January his country signed the agreement on the suppression of sexual exploitation and abuse, which obliges Bosnia and Herzegovina to hold everyone responsible for all forms of sexual exploitation in UN peacekeeping or other humanitarian operations with zero tolerance for “this type of deviant behaviour”. read more

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Australian industry presents its awards

first_imgWith Australia as a focus in the August issue it is appropriate to note the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM’) Awards, which recognise individuals with the commitment, drive and professional excellence that underpin mining success in the region and were presented last month. “The diverse backgrounds of the Awards recipients reflect the variety of contributions in mining,” said AusIMM President, Peter McCarthy. “Our industry’s success is built on achievement in a range of disciplines, such as safety, innovation, exploration as well as commitment to building a community of professional excellence through participation in The AusIMM.” Some key Award recipients included Pat Stephenson, who was presented with the Institute Service Award for his role as Chairman of the Joint Ore Reserves Code (JORC) Committee from 2000-2006. JORC sets the standard for reporting of mineral resources and reserves on the Australian Stock Exchange and has been instrumental in ensuring market integrity, and hence investor confidence, in the reporting of exploration results.Jeffrey Whittle was presented the Miota Award for innovation. In his ‘retirement’ Mr Whittle developed mining software that has changed the way the industry practices optimisation in mine design. Marketing was initially handled by his wife, Ruth. The software is now used in over 400 companies in 50 countries.The Institute Medal was awarded to Robert Bryan, who has driven four public companies, including Pan Australian Resources, from explorer status to producer. As well as driving the expansion of the industry, Bryan has a strong commitment to both research and sustainability in the sector and serves on the Boards of both the Sustainable Minerals Institute and the W H Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre, both within the University of Queensland.Peter Minahan received the Jim Torlach Safety and Health Award, for his significant contribution to the restructuring of the Queensland Moura mine disaster and findings of the Inquiry.The AusIMM Awards Dinner was attended by leaders from across research, industry and government. Attendees included Peter McCarthy, The AusIMM President and Managing Director of AMC Consultants, Charlie Sartain, Chief Executive of Xstrata Copper, Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the QRC and Peter Lilly, Chief of CSIRO Exploration and Mining (also Past President). “The Awards night is a great opportunity to get leaders from different parts of the industry together to celebrate what can be accomplished with the right mix of individual drive and sector collaboration,” said McCarthy.Future leaders in the industry were also present at the awards night with the Premium Sir Frank Espie/EEF scholarships presented to University students Sarah Wheeler (Mining Engineering) and Amanda Geard (Geology). Meanwhile the winner of the Atlas Copco Scholarship, which gives the winner a chance to visit Atlas Copco’s operations in Sweden, was Melanie ClasbergThe New Professional Award went to Michael Bartlett, who has organised a number of mining events for students and continues to be active in the mining community as he pursues a career as a mining engineer.”The Awards are not just about past achievements,” said Mr McCarthy, “They are also providing inspiration to our future leaders on what being a professional in the industry is all about and where mining can take you.”There was also a surprise award, from the Board of The AusIMM to the CEO of The AusIMM, Don Larkin, who has been CEO since 1999. The Award followed advice from Don Larkin that he would not be renewing his contract at the end of 2007 when it expires. The citation for the Award reads: “For taking The AusIMM to new heights of professional standing and relevance, from 1999 to 2007, through superior and sustained advocacy, inspiration, leadership and management”.Full awards citations can be requested from policy@ausimm.comlast_img read more

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Opinion Trapattonis reign hanging in the balance

first_imgIT HASN’T QUITE been billed a ‘make-or-break’ week but the next five days will go a long way to determining what Giovanni Trapattoni’s future holds.Ireland, currently sitting third in Group C with two wins and a defeat, arrived in Stockholm last night ahead of tomorrow’s qualifier with second-placed Sweden. Then it’s back onto a flight to Dublin before they welcome Austria to Lansdowne Road on Tuesday.FAI chief executive John Delaney has recently insisted that there are plenty of countries who “would love to have six points out of nine” and on the surface it does look a respectable return so far. However, a late smash and grab win against Kazakhstan was hardly inspiring and the 6-1 mauling by Germany saw Ireland suffer their biggest ever defeat at home in a competitive fixture.Sure, we overcame the Faroe Islands easily enough but getting the better of the 153rd team in the world isn’t exactly worth bragging about.If Ireland are to have any chance of finishing as runners-up and securing a play-off place, realistically they need to be aiming to earn four points from these two games.With an excellent record of qualifying for major tournaments, Sweden are no mugs and, despite what you may read, do in fact possess more than one player.Zlatan Ibrahimovic certainly brings star quality to Eric Harmen’s side and the Paris Saint-Germain striker can produce something out of nothing – as we witnessed with his outrageous over-head kick against England.He sits top of the goalscoring charts in France’s Ligue 1 this season with 25 goals in 26 appearances and Ireland’s predicted centre-half pairing John O’Shea and Ciaran Clark have a real job on their hands to keep him quiet.CSKA Moscow’s Rasmus Elm is also a goal threat from midfield but it is the team’s ability to work for one another as a unit (as they showed coming back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Germany in October) which makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.The Swedes haven’t been beaten at home in a competitive outing since 2010 and Trapattoni would almost certainly be happy to settle for a draw at the Friends Arena.Austria, meanwhile, appear an inferior team to Ireland and getting three points at home should be well with their reach against a side who most recently lost out to Wales and the Ivory Coast.Training this week suggests Trapattoni will roll out his 4-4-2 with a flat back four, two holding midfielders, hard-working wingers and two men up front. It may be his tried and trusted formation but it is also, at this stage, a horribly tired one. His lack of faith in the goalscoring ability of the squad means persisting with Robbie Keane when dropping the record marksman for Wes Hoolahan to fill a  deeper role and help out the two midfielders by linking up play would be a much smarter option.Allowing opponents the lion’s share of possession and then attempting to nick goals through set pieces will work sometimes but when you come up against accomplished nations you are likely to get found out – as we discovered at the Euros.How these two matches pan out will ultimately determine the FAI’s next move. Four points or better and they may well carry on with their man and talk up our chances of making it to Brazil. On the flip side, a draw and a defeat could force their hand.But would they cut their losses and start fresh by paying Trapattoni off?Having nothing more than pride to play for in the remainder of the current campaign would allow a newly-appointed manager to take a look at all his options before setting out on the road to France 2016.An ever-growing number of players who have expressed their frustration at Trap’s abrupt management style and an increasing amount of antipathy and discontent from the Irish public are two other reasons why it should happen.There’s also the matter of a stadium to fill for unattractive home fixtures with Georgia and the Faroe Islands later in the year. Given low attendances for recent fixtures, imagine how few fans would show up if Trap was still in a job and Ireland were out of the running with five qualifiers still to play.Delaney was keeping his cards close to his chest when asked about Trap’s future recently but you get the feeling that, unlike six months ago, he could be ready to go through with a decision to end his tenure.And for all that the legendary Italian has achieved, the time is right for someone else to take the reigns in order for the current crop to progress.Delaney remaining tight-lipped over Trap’s futureTranscript: Marco Tardelli defends decision to drop Kevin Doyle by textlast_img read more

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Philanthropic in our community give aid

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two Greek Australians, Brisbane doctor Paul Eliadis and Canberra developer Sotiria Liangis recently donated $1 million each to the University of Queensland and to the Canberra Hospital Foundation. Dr Paul Eliadis, Brisbane clinical haematologist, oncologist and patron of the arts, donated $1 million to the University of Queensland (UQ) to establish an academic Chair in Classics and Ancient History. Convinced that art, ancient history and the classics formed key elements of a well-rounded education, in one of his recent interviews the UQ graduate said that, in his opinion, Western universities that don’t have a department that teaches the classics don’t have a “birth certificate”. The University of Queensland is the state’s only tertiary institution to offer courses in history, culture, language and literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. A significant philanthropic donor in both art and medicine, Dr Eliadis’ assistance helped to establish high profile cancer clinics – Haematology and Oncology Clinics of Australia, now in their 25th year. On how he ended up studying medicine at University of Queensland, Dr Eliadis said it was his yiayia’s influence. “There are a lot of jokes about my grandmother and how she may or may not have influenced me, but she was always quite insistent that I was going to be a lawyer or a doctor. “I don’t know what it is about Greek families, but they want their children to get ahead and go to university, even though the parents have rarely seen the inside of a high school. “I ultimately decided on medicine because I felt it would be more absolute [than law], more scientific and not open to the whims of human beings. I was very wrong about that,” he said. The 60 year old medical specialist who is at the peak of his career, is in his Greek heritage that his interest in the classics originated from. “I am Australian, but my heritage is essentially Greek. The ancient Greek history is something Greek kids grow up with. I enjoy reading and I always find history, particularly the history of Greece and Rome, much more interesting than fiction. “The classics, in particular Greece and Rome, influence us all in Western civilisation no matter what you do. You can just walk through Brisbane and it is just there. The three main architectural forms of Greece are within a block, between City Hall and the Eternal Flame. I think the classics will always remain relevant as long as Western civilisation exists,” he indicated in the interview. Down south, in the national capital of Canberra, another Greek name made it in the philantrhropic news this month, when Sotiria Liangis, a Canberra property developer, pledged $1 million over five years to the Canberra Hospital Foundation. To date, Mrs Liangis donation alongside her son John has enabled the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children to create two special outdoor patient and families areas. The Therapeutic Courtyard is designed for children undergoing rehabilitation and treatment to experience it in a fun environment, while the Liangis Family Reflective Garden is intended for families to utilise if their baby or child is critically ill or has passed away. Names of Sotiria and her son John Liangis, are well known in the Canberra Greek community. Armed with an unprecedented support to worthy causes, Mrs Sotiria Liangis has supported the Greek community on many occasions. In the 1990s, the Greek community aged care centre was built as a result of collaboration between the ACT government and Liangis family. In 1996, the media-shy citizen of the ACT was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to the Greek community.last_img read more

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Myths Legends Tells Epic Tales of Time Lords

first_img American folklore heroes Davy Crockett, Molly Pitcher, and Paul Bunyan ain’t got nothin’ on the Time Lords.Richard Dinnick’s collection of epic tales from alien worlds, Myths and Legends compiles the most enduring stories passed down through the regenerations.From Princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara to the Vardon Horse of Xeraphin, “these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet,” according to BBC Books’ description.Whovians may recognize some of the anthologized characters, like the aforementioned, from classic Doctor Who episodes “Time-Flight” and “Snakedance,” both featuring Fifth Doctor Peter Davison with companions Nyssa and Tegan.“Myths hold up a mirror to our past, present, and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes, and fears,” BBC Books said.The first volume of illustrated Time Lord mythology, Myths and Legends is available now to pre-order as an e-book for $9.99, and scheduled for delivery on June 29; the hardcover edition is also on sale in the UK for £12.08 ($15.18).Dinnick’s publication is not to be confused with Myths and Legends, the three-part DVD box set released in 2010, featuring Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee as the Doctor in “The Time Monster,” “Underworld,” and “The Horns of Nimon.”Dramatist Dinnick has written TV scripts for MGM, BBC, ITV, and Disney; penned two Doctor Who novels, and works on Titan’s Doctor Who comic range. Legendary Entertainment is developing his first graphic novel.If you’re looking for something more academic, A Brief History of Time Lords, on sale for $13.51, pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the various (often contradictory) accounts that survived the Last Great Time War—in an illustrated “secret” history of the oldest and most powerful civilization in the universe. All 160 full-color pages hit US shelves in hardcover and for Kindle on June 6. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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Suspect in Ocean Beach homicide wounded in La Mesa police shooting

first_img Updated: 6:12 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA MESA (KUSI) – A fugitive wanted in connection with a day-old homicide in Ocean Beach was wounded this morning in a police shooting that erupted during a trespassing investigation in a neighborhood near Lake Murray, authorities reported.Daniel Chase McKibben, 36, allegedly was armed with a knife and refusing to leave a home in the 7900 block of Rainey Street in La Mesa shortly before 9:30 a.m. when patrol officers contacted him.During an ensuing confrontation, one of the officers opened fire on the suspect, wounding him in a hand and shoulder, La Mesa police Lt. Brian Stoney said. Medics took McKibben to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.Investigators subsequently identified McKibben as a suspect in the slaying of a woman found dead at a home in the 5000 block of Niagara Avenue in western San Diego about 2 a.m. Wednesday.McKibben’s brother was checking on the welfare of their mother, whom he had been unable to contact, when he saw his sibling running away from the residence. The concerned man then forced entry to a garage and discovered the body.Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the slain woman. center_img KUSI Newsroom, Suspect in Ocean Beach homicide wounded in La Mesa police shooting May 2, 2019last_img read more

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Fire engulfs Northwest MiamiDade home

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews responded to the scene of a house fire in Northwest Miami-Dade.The blaze broke out at a home at the intersection of Northwest 81st Street and Eighth Avenue, around 6 a.m., Tuesday.7Skyforce flew over the scene, just west of Interstate 95, where flames could be seen shooting through the roof.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, they were not sure if anyone was inside the home.Westbound 81st Street was  shut down at Northwest Eighth Avenue, as officials investigated.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Brent Sass First Yukon Quest Musher To Reach Dawson

first_imgBrent Sass was the first musher to reach Dawson during the 2015 Yukon Quest. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KUAC)Brent Sass was the first Yukon Quest musher to arrive today in Dawson City, the halfway point on the Yukon Quest trail.Download AudioThe 200-mile stretch of trail to Dawson City is the longest between official race checkpoints. Sass’s team overtook Hugh Neff’s when he blew through Pelly Crossing early Monday morning. Sass says he has been looking over his shoulder ever since, especially when overflow slowed his team just outside of Dawson.“When I got in that overflow I was like, ‘uh oh, they’re going to catch up to me right here,’ but it was like 15 minutes and I got through it,” Sass said.The 200-mile stretch of trail to Dawson City is the longest between official race checkpoints.If he crosses the finish line in Fairbanks, Sass will win the Dawson award: four ounces of gold, valued at roughly $6,000.“Oh the gold, I’m not going to talk about it until the finish line, because I had a little incident last year, but it’s great to be here, but my goal was never been to be here first, my goal has been to be to the finish line first and that’s still to happen and there’s a lot of work to do before then,” Sass said.The first Yukon Quest musher to arrive in Dawson City is awarded 4 ounces of gold.But, in order to keep the money, the team also has to finish the race. But, gold or not, mushers have to find a ways to get to Dawson with teams that can still be able to race on the Alaska-side of the trail.Allen Moore’s team arrives in Pelly Crossing. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KUAC)Allen Moore was explaining his race strategy when his alarm went off in the Pelly Crossing Checkpoint.“Uh oh, it’s time to get up. Alright, I’m awake!” he said.Moore says he’s only slept for two hours since the start, but because of the shorter mandatory layover in Dawson City, his team has had more rest than it did two years ago.“We figured we probably need a little more rest going into 24 instead of 36,” he said.Moore says he’s not so sure about is fellow competitors’ plans.“It’s going to be something at the end of the race to see who has what left with three teams a couple of them especially running hundred plus mile legs at the race and we’ll see what they have at the end,” Moore said.Early on, Jeff King ran his team for 100 miles straight to Braeburn.  Hugh Neff ran over a hundred miles straight between Carmacks and Pelly Crossing.  But Tagish musher Ed Hopkins says he is intentionally under-running his dogs.“Whenever they feel like they want to really take off, I’ll just stop and I’ll just let them roll around until they ‘ll take off again slow and start climbing,” Hopkins said. “So when it’s time for me to let them go, I’m just going to let them go.”Hopkins says that time won’t come until after he’s crossed the Alaska border.It’s the kind of plan experienced Quest mushers execute well, which is frustrating for well-known Iditarod musher and Quest rookie Ray Redington Jr.“In Iditarod, I kind of know where I’m at all the time, where here you’re just hoping you find the next spot,” he said.More than half the race still lays ahead. The trail includes three major summits and it’s notorious for both jumble ice and overflow. Whether banked rest or early long runs will pay off remains unclear.last_img read more

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