UN agency shelters hundreds of returning refugees in northern Afghan wastelands

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scaling up efforts to expand a temporary tented camp in a barren and arid region of northern Afghanistan as the total number of returnees is expected to climb to more than 1,500 in the coming weeks. The influx of repatriated Afghan refugees – mostly nomadic Kuchi people of Baloch ethnicity who fled the country during the period of Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989 – are returning from a camp in south-east Iran to the Sozma Qala district to find their homes were destroyed by armed conflict or collapsed after years of neglect. “Returning to this remote and desolate place, they are defying nature with their tireless determination to start anew,” said Aurvasi Patel, head of the UNHCR office in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, adding that with “winter fast approaching, [the] reintegration of these families will be a major challenge.” Alessandra Morelli, UNHCR interim Deputy Representative in Afghanistan, also underscored the difficulties of setting up a transit camp and providing basic water, education and health services in such a desolate area. “The settlement is a temporary solution to allow people to have a shelter while they are rebuilding their homes in nearby villages,” stressed Ms. Morelli. 3 September 2009The United Nations refugee agency has started providing shelter to hundreds of Afghans who have recently returned from Iran to their homeland, more than two decades after they fled during the Soviet Union’s occupation of the country in the 1980s. read more

Canadian lumber executives press softwood deal with US trade representative

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 5, 2016 4:33 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian lumber executives press softwood deal with U.S. trade representative MONTREAL – Canadian lumber and government officials told the U.S. trade representative that any new softwood lumber agreement must reflect the differences in forestry regimes across the country.The chief executives of 10 lumber producers and Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland met Wednesday in Toronto with Michael Froman.Resolute CEO Richard Garneau declined to provide details of what was discussed but said he conveyed that changes to Quebec’s forestry regime means the province should have free and open access to the U.S. market, said spokesman Seth Kursman.The Canadian government says it continues to negotiate and explore all possible approaches.Alexander Lawrence, a spokesman for Freeland, says Canada has indicated that any agreement must reflect “the realities of our softwood lumber sector, including differences in communities across Canada.”Attending the meeting also were the chief executives of Canfor, West Fraser, Interfor, Tembec, J.D. Irving, EACOM, Tolko, MLTC Industrial Investments and Kalesnikoff Lumber.The meeting took place a week before the expiry of the 2006 softwood lumber agreement and a one-year standstill period on Oct. 12 that is expected to push the U.S. to begin the process of imposing tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.U.S. producers could then start petitioning Washington to impose new duties on Canadian softwood in about six months that could result in mill closures and layoffs in Canada.Few industry observers expect the Americans will budge from their quest for quotas to reduce Canada’s share of the U.S. softwood lumber market.Canada has traditionally accounted for about one-third of the U.S. lumber market, but the U.S. is rumoured to want that to gradually decrease to 22 per cent, Garneau said in a recent interview. read more

Connor McDavid Is Off To A Legendary Start

In the roughly seven decades since the NHL started handing out the Art Ross trophy to the league’s top scorer, only three recipients have spent at least some of an award-winning season as a teenager. Two of those players are on the short list of all-time best: Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby. The other? This season’s winner: Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.McDavid was impressive as a rookie last season, but 2016-17 was when he announced his official superstardom to the world. In addition to leading the NHL in points, he was the league’s best at generating quality scoring chances. And although McDavid has been held to 2 points in the Oilers’ four first-round playoff games against the San Jose Sharks, the series is tied, and McDavid is driving possession the way he did during the regular season. Plus, he’ll probably be honored as the most valuable player in the game regardless of how his postseason goes.McDavid’s rise to the top of the NHL is hardly unexpected — as a child in Newmarket, Ontario, he was already being compared to Gretzky and Crosby. Comparisons with legends bring loads of pressure and expectations, and assuming that an 18-year-old who’s only played against other teenagers will turn into an all-time great is almost always silly.1*Cough, Alexandre Daigle, cough* But even the most optimistic hockey fan might be astonished by how valid McDavid has made those analogies look, and how quickly he’s done so.To say a great deal of hype surrounded McDavid as a youngster would be an understatement. In 2012, Hockey Canada waived its normal eligibility rules — which dictate that players can’t suit up at the major junior level until they’re 16-years-old — and allowed McDavid to enter the Ontario Hockey League draft at age 15. It wasn’t long before McDavid was torching the best junior-level competition in the world: In his three OHL seasons, he scored 285 points, or 1.7 per game. By the time his junior career was over, McDavid had won the most individual silverware in the history of the OHL.In his first two NHL seasons — the first of which was cut short because of an upper body injury that gave the entire city of Edmonton a brief, but acute, panic attack — McDavid scored 148 points over just 127 games.How does that compare with the legendary company McDavid is often mentioned in? Crosby’s scoring rate through his first 127 games was a bit higher than McDavid’s — he tallied 181 points — but there are also a few factors at play that put McDavid at a disadvantage in terms of raw numbers. After adjusting for those, McDavid ends up looking very similar to Sid the Kid.For one thing, Crosby’s first two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) were also the two highest-scoring NHL campaigns since the 2004-05 lockout. During those two seasons, teams averaged 9 percent more goals per game than in the two years since McDavid entered the league. 2007 might not seem like very long ago, but the game has changed. And part of the scoring gulf between then and now can be explained by a huge disparity in power play opportunities: In 2005-06, teams played with the man advantage a whopping 5.85 times per game on average. This season, that number was 2.99. (Theories abound as to why.)That matters for scoring: In his first two seasons, Crosby scored 108 of his 222 points (49 percent) on the power play. By comparison, McDavid has scored just 41 of his 148 points (28 percent) on the power play. If Crosby took advantage of whistle-happy referees, McDavid hasn’t had that luxury. Taking into account shorthanded stats as well, McDavid has scored 71 percent of his points at even strength. Crosby, by comparison, scored just 50 percent of the points in his first two seasons while playing at even strength. Because the vast majority of the game is played at even strength, points scored when teams are playing at five on five are arguably more valuable than contributions on special teams.Crosby also benefited from inferior goaltending during his first couple of seasons, relative to what McDavid has faced. According to save percentage — a good benchmark for goaltending performance — netminders were 11 points worse across the league during Crosby’s first two years than they have been during McDavid’s. From 2005-06 to 2006-07, the league’s average save percentage was .903; from 2015-16 to 2016-17, it’s .914.Add it all up, and after adjusting for the league’s scoring environment, Crosby’s 33-point lead in the raw stats gets cut roughly in half: Crosby had 179 adjusted points in his first 127 games; McDavid had 164.2Hockey-Reference.com’s system of adjusting statistics takes a player’s raw numbers and normalizes them to a league where six goals and 10 assists are recorded per game.As for Gretzky … well, he notched an insane 240 points per 127 games in his first two seasons,3Hockey-Reference.com doesn’t have individual game logs dating back as far as the early 1980s, so we’ll have to base the comparison on Gretzky’s points per game in his first two seasons. although it’s worth noting that Gretzky built his case as the undisputed GOAT in an NHL that barely resembles today’s league. McDavid could be the second coming of the Great One, and he’d never have a chance to touch Gretzky’s raw production. But if we run the same adjusted scoring formula as above for Gretzky’s first two seasons, he produced 190 adjusted points per 127 games in his first pair of NHL seasons — 26 more than McDavid and 11 more than Crosby. (This just in: Gretzky was amazing.)So McDavid may be running a bit behind the Great One, but he’s pretty close to Crosby’s level. None of this is to say McDavid is guaranteed to match what Crosby has accomplished; Sid the Kid is probably still the best player in the world (at least according to that Gretzky guy) and is one of the best players to ever take the ice. But when you consider that McDavid is performing roughly as well as Crosby was at the same stage of his career, you get the sense that we’re all lucky to witness his ascent.Of course, while McDavid has asserted himself as one the game’s most prolific scorers, that doesn’t mean Edmonton fans should expect immediate returns in the form of a Stanley Cup. Gretzky himself didn’t lead the Oilers to a championship until his fifth NHL season (those early-1980s New York Islanders teams were notoriously tough to beat), and Crosby didn’t deliver a Cup to Pittsburgh until his fourth season. But with his Art Ross season, McDavid is already living up to the hype on an individual level, and the Oilers seem to have found the franchise cornerstone they’ve been looking for since Gretzky left town for sunny Los Angeles.So even if this season doesn’t end with a parade through Edmonton, the future looks exceedingly bright for the Oilers — and their boy wonder. read more

Calls grow for police to investigate allegations against Sir Philip Green

It comes after the Daily Telegraph revealed claims that the retail tycoon stands accused of “inappropriate” behaviour against several of his female employees, including groping, grabbing one woman by the face and putting another in a headlock. Sir Philip is also accused of telling a senior black employee that he was still “throwing spears in the jungle”, making fun of his dreadlock hair style and saying he smoked cannabis. Mark Stephens, the solicitor who represents Harvey Weinstein’s former PA Zelda Perkins, said: “Philip Green’s behaviours… Lawyers, MPs and campaigners have called for police to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment and racist abuse levelled against Sir Philip Green.

On Mammals and BtoB Media

first_imgM&A activity is one of the most direct signs of the health of any industry, including media. Why? Because unless it’s a distress situation, if someone’s selling it means they’ve done well. And if someone’s buying, it means they’re bullish about the future. So all of a sudden, there are some interesting deals occurring in b-to-b media that tell us something about its current state and its future outlook. This month alone produced two of the biggest non-distressed transactions in a long time. First, Access Intelligence sold off several pieces, including Chemical Week, SRI Consulting, the market info and price-discovery service Harriman Chemsult and The Energy Daily. Together, the divested assets represented a bit less than half the Access Intelligence portfolio, some sources say. Last week, Apprise Media divested Canon Communications for $287 million. This is a big-time transaction, especially considering the deep, deep freeze in M&A activity in the traditional print-based b-to-b space over the last few years.  And just today, Northstar Travel Media acquired ProMedia.travel, a media company serving the global corporate travel management market. Founded in 2006, ProMedia.travel publishes Procurement.travel—a quarterly magazine with a circulation of about 13,000—as well as three e-newsletters. A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with some old friends at the U.S. Open that was decidedly pessimistic. We debated whether the b-to-b executives who took over the divested pieces of Reed, Nielsen and other companies were true opportunistic entrepreneurs, or just the same old dinosaurs, only now no longer in the herd. But now, with the recent flurry of transactions, I’m thinking that might not be the right context at all. It may be the b-to-b media—and I mean the traditional b-to-b media, the industry that used to rely almost entirely on trade magazines for its revenue—is gaining strength. If you look closely, most b-to-b media companies are no longer print centric. Yes, it’s true they may get most of their revenue from print media, but these companies have for the most part come to recognize their future is in being something more diverse.Over the last four or five years, media companies responded like this: • Losing advertising revenue? Then create products that produce revenue from readers. • Perceive a need for more industry training and education? Create virtual events and Webinars that supplement live events.• Looking for a way to produce meaningful leads for marketers? Create Virtual events and Webinars.• Looking for ways to exploit your industry-leading databases? Create automated marketing programs for suppliers. • Need a more diverse revenue mix? Create data products and a variety of online information sources. • Lose half your revenue? Do more with less, sometimes much less. I’ve learned from my conversations around the industry that you can be well staffed and still be a mediocre brand, and you can be a very strong brand with a lean staff—and I mean very lean.What these recent transactions are telling me is that there’s a lot of juice left in this industry, and that like the mammals after the asteroids hit, b-to-b media companies are quietly adapting and getting stronger even as they watch the dinosaurs die off around them.last_img read more

Elvis Costello Charity Concert Promises Heart And Humor

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 11, 2015 – 11:14 am Diana Krall And Elvis Costello At MusiCares Person Of The Year Red Carpet Elvis Costello’s Upcoming Charity Benefit elvis-costello-charity-concert-promises-heart-and-humor Email News “It is a great honor to have Elvis playing such an integral part in this new effort to help musicians and keep the music playing,” said MTF founder Dr. O. Alton Barron MD according to Billboard. “His grace, humility, and strong belief in our mission is an inspiration to us all.”For Elvis’ part, in addition to generously offering his talents for the cause, he is taking the set list for the event very seriously. With an expansive catalog to pull from, the singer promises to cover many corners of the Costello collection. He has dubbed the upcoming two-hour performance “Hits & Headlines / Waifs & Strays.””I never like to take my best known songs for granted and prefer to earn the right to sing them again in the company of songs that may be new to your ears but have become extremely vivid to me in my recent performances,” Costello said. “As the title of the show suggests, this is an evening of heart and humor. There will be something for everyone.”Tickets go on sale Aug. 25 via the MTF website.Elvis Costello’s “My Aim Is True” At 40: 5 Moments Of Truth Elvis Costello Charity Concert Promises Heart And Humor The GRAMMY-winning board member of the Musicians Treatment Foundation gives back with fundraiser solo-show in AustinNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 22, 2017 – 3:57 pm Now 40 years into his prolific career as “The Beloved Entertainer,” GRAMMY-winning British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has announced his latest spectacle: a charity solo concert to benefit Austin-based non-profit, Musician Treatment Foundation.Scheduled for Oct. 22 at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, the show will raise funds to help MTF pay for medical care for musicians needing treatment for their hands, arms or shoulders. Costello and his GRAMMY-winning jazz singer/songwriter wife, Diana Krall, sit on the board for MTF. Facebook Twitter last_img read more

Mahi B Chys ancestral house attacked

first_imgMahi B ChowdhuryBikalpa Dhara joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury’s ancestral house in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj came under attack on Wednesday night, reports UNB.Mahi’s personal assistant Abdullah Al Mamun said, the gun attack took place around 8:45pm while four to five rounds of bullets were fired.Mahi B Chowdhury and his family members were not home during the attack, he added.Yunus Ali, officer-in-charge of Shreenagar police station said the police recovered a bullet shell from the spot. “Police are investigating the firing,” Yunus Ali added.The criminals attacked the house from behind and soon fled, the OC added.Mahi B Chowdhury, son of Bikalpadhara president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, is supposed to contest in the impending national election for Narsingdi-1 constituency as his party joined the ruling Awami League-led coalition.last_img read more

Pilot pianist entrepreneur expat Richard Johnson dies at 91

first_img Richard Johnson joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, rising in rank from engineer to captain. (Courtesy of Judy Johnson)From small-town Midwesterner to naval captainJohnson was born on June 12, 1923 in Doland, South Dakota, a Midwestern town with a population at last count of 180. Doland also was the hometown of former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who had a hand in helping get Johnson’s  margarine company off the ground. Humphrey’s father ran a pharmacy in the small town.  Johnson’s father ran the local grocery store, selling everything from “bananas to shoes,” according to Johnson’s second wife, Judy Johnson.Richard Johnson was 2 when his mother died, and he was sent to live with his aunt on a farm in De Smet, South Dakota. There, his aunt, who was married to a banker, made sure Johnson received a good education, including piano lessons. Ten years later, she bought a car but couldn’t drive it. So Johnson drove her around at the age of 12.Johnson enrolled in the Michigan School of Technology, where he completed three years of studies in electrical engineering. A year after the U.S. declared war on Japan in 1941, Johnson joined the U.S. Navy. He served four years in the Pacific, rising from engineering officer to captain. His naval service took him around the world – including through the Panama Canal – and during a brief port of call in California, he met his first wife, Elissa, an Armenian-American who looked and sang like Judy Garland.After retiring from the Navy, Johnson decided to finish his engineering studies, enrolling at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He graduated in 1948. In Los Angeles, he met a Costa Rican entrepreneur named Silverio Chaverri, who convinced him to travel to a banana plantation Chaverri owned in Sierpe, in southern Costa Rica. In February 1948, he and Elissa – now married – moved to Sierpe, where they lived and worked for eight months before moving to San José.Historically, 1948 was an interesting year for Costa Rica, but also for the Johnsons. Dick often told wild tales of the family’s early adventures in the Southern Zone, Judy Johnson said.“They met somebody from Costa Rica [Chaverri], had a few drinks, and the man asked if they wanted to come to work in Costa Rica. At the time, they thought Costa Rica was Puerto Rico,” Judy Johnson recalled with a chuckle. “The man was very wealthy, but he wanted to live in Spain. So, they came here and it was very funny because somehow they ended up on a train going south. They were in a suit and hat, and they had to walk down the train rails because the man forgot they had arrived and there was nobody to pick them up.”When Dick and Elissa Johnson finally arrived in the tropical heat of Sierpe, the refrigerator was broken. Dick Johnson spent the next three hours repairing it “just to have a drink of whiskey,” Judy Johnson said. “A few hours later when the ice came out, they celebrated with a drink.” Dick Johnson with President Daniel Oduber and other unidentified Costa Rican officials in an undated photo. (Courtesy of Judy Johson)Engineering successBack in San José, Johnson saw opportunity to start his own business. He traveled to the U.S., where he found two investors willing to back a new venture – the first margarine plant in Central America. NUMAR – a combination of the words “nutritious” and “margarine” – started production in May 1951.NUMAR began in a garage in San José’s Barrio Luján, and according to Judy Johnson, it lost money for an entire year while Dick Johnson tried to learn everything he could about margarine. Frustrated, he traveled again to the U.S. to tell his two majority shareholders the project was a failure. But they sent him back to Costa Rica with an order to keep going, and to spend more money on advertising. At the time, Johnson was working as the company’s engineer, sales manager, mechanic, and any other duty that was required. NUMAR = Nutritious + Margarine. (Courtesy of Judy Johnson)One of NUMAR’s biggest barriers at the time, however, was the Costa Rican demand for butter. No one trusted this strange, new palm oil derivative called margarine. At one point, Johnson was called before the Legislative Assembly to defend his product. Lawmakers responded by ordering him to add yellow dye so that customers would know it wasn’t butter.But little by little the demand for margarine began to grow, and NUMAR’s business eventually started to thrive, along with the demand for African palm oil. In 1965, United Fruit Company in Boston bought NUMAR, and Dick and Elissa Johnson moved to the U.S. East Coast, where they would live for three years. In Boston, Johnson helped expand United Fruit’s operations, acquiring stock in companies like Baskin and Robbins and A&W Root Beer, according to Judy Johnson. He became vice president in 1968, and helped develop agricultural exports, working with labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez, whom he grew to know well.But Elissa Johnson didn’t like Boston much. The family returned to Costa Rica, where Dick assumed the role of vice president of several of the company’s operations – including palm oil plantations and factories – in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.In 1984, when United Fruit changed its name to Chiquita Brands International, Johnson and colleagues began producing bananas for export, mainly to the U.S. He retired in 1987 at 64. Dick and Judy Johnson. (Courtesy of Judy Johnson)New chaptersJohnson’s first wife, Elissa, died at a young age in 1980 after a long illness. They had been raising three kids, Richard, Michael and Janice. At a friend’s house, he met Judith Waugh, a Calí, Colombia-born British citizen who immigrated to Costa Rica in the 1960s, and whose late husband worked for the competition, Standard Fruit. Judy was raising three teenage boys of her own – Terrence, Phillip and Kenneth.Dick and Judy were married a few short months later, in October 1980.“I’m really glad. We really had a wonderful time. He was a very interesting person, with a lot of interesting facets. With his boat, his plane, whatever, he always wanted to do different things,” Judy Johnson said.He was active in the American Colony Committee, the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), where he served as president, the Rotary Club, and several other organizations. According to Humberto Pacheco, Johnson continued attending AMCHAM meetings until his health no longer permitted. “It was one of the loves of his life,” Pacheco said.And so was the piano. His teacher was at least a generation younger, but that didn’t matter, Judy Johnson said. Johnson continued taking lessons all the way up to age 90, playing an array of jazz tunes for anyone interested.A memorial service for Johnson was held last Thursday at Iglesia Don Bosco in San José. Dick Johnson loved to play the piano. His favorite composer was Rachmaninoff. (Courtesy of Judy Johnson) Facebook Comments The children of friends he used to visit in Escazú say he liked to drive backwards down the hill in his Cadillac. He loved to play Sinatra, Rachmaninoff and Chopin on his piano. And he once crash-landed his single-engine Cessna 210 on a farm in Alajuelita. When emergency responders reached him, Richard “Dick” Johnson was quietly sitting on a tree stump, filling out his flight log.Everyone who knew Johnson, who died at 91 on July 20 in Costa Rica after a long illness, has fond stories of a profoundly caring, energetic and ambitious man. He found success in Costa Rica as part of a first wave of expats from the United States following the Costa Rican revolution of 1948. That particular group mostly retained its U.S. identity while wholeheartedly embracing a new country, becoming just as much Ticos as they were North Americans.“He was very warm, he took to people, liked people and was a courtly gentleman,” said James Fendell, whose father Jack Fendell was a representative of Hearst Corporation for middle Latin America and the Caribbean, and a good friend of Johnson’s. Both Jack Fendell and Johnson were involved in founding the American Colony Committee in Costa Rica.“Costa Rica is very accepting of people from other countries as long as they’re gentle folk. Costa Ricans get along with people who are gentle and decent, and certainly Dick Johnson fit all of that,” James Fendell said.Johnson founded the margarine and African palm oil products company NUMAR in Costa Rica in 1951 and later served as vice president of United Fruit Company in Boston, Massachusetts.“He was an exceptional man, a very kind gentleman who was charitable and firm, but delicate,” said Humberto Pacheco, whose family considered Johnson a close friend.Pacheco’s father-in-law, Dr. Mike Ortíz Martin, a pediatrician, and his wife Janet Basta Unkel, once jumped into a NUMAR truck with Johnson and the kids to visit a cacao farm they bought in Sarapiquí on a whim. Of course, the two knew nothing about the farm before they purchased it, and the venture was the source of more than a few laughs at parties when they had realized it was a flop. From then on they called each other “socios” (partners). Dick Johnson also loved flying. After one terrifying incident in which his plane’s single engine stalled, Johnson had to glide it in, crash-landing in a field. (Courtesy of Judy Johnson) Related posts:Want to start a business in Costa Rica? Let’s look at the details Want to start a business in Costa Rica? Getting it done Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous Yes, Costa Rica does have postal codeslast_img read more

Paris prosecutor UN slowed probe of troops sexabuse claims

first_imgPARIS (AP) — The “U.N. hierarchy” rejected French efforts to hear from the author of a U.N. report alleging that French soldiers sexually abused four children in the Central African Republic, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Thursday.The revelation accompanied word that French authorities had opened a formal judicial inquiry into the case that the Paris prosecutors’ office knew about in July, but was made public only last week following a report in a British newspaper, the Guardian. Sponsored Stories “Quite to the contrary … we are very much cooperating with French authorities,” he said. “We continue to cooperate with them … They submitted questions in writing, and extensive answers were given.”Earlier Thursday, French Defense Ministry spokesman Pierre Bayle said the ministry was in the process of declassifying a military command report about the case, following a request from the French Justice Ministry.In December 2013, France deployed troops to the Central African Republic to protect civilians from sectarian violence. The alleged sexual abuses took place over the following five months or so.French President Francois Hollande has promised tough punishment for any soldier found guilty of sexually assaulting children in the case.Paula Donovan of activist group AIDS-Free World has said that about 16 French soldiers were accused of abusing 10 boys ages 8 to 15, in some cases in exchange for food.The U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, told reporters that her office had not been informed of the U.N. report when it was given to French authorities since it has no jurisdiction over soldiers who are not part of U.N. peacekeeping missions. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 She said she is happy the French are investigating.“There has to be accountability,” she said.___Cara Anna at the U.N. contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Independent judges will now take over the case from the prosecutor’s office, an acknowledgment of the seriousness and complexity of the accusations that have sparked international dismay and led to the suspension of a U.N. official who leaked the abuse claims.The prosecutor’s office said U.N. officials twice rejected French efforts to speak with the report’s author, though she was willing to talk with them in Paris. The report’s author said she spoke with six children, four who said they were abused and two others who said they witnessed the abuse.“The U.N. hierarchy refused this questioning, however, indicating that the functionary benefited from immunity that had to be lifted before any questioning,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The report’s author was not identified.The statement also cited a total of more than six months of delays in French investigators’ efforts to get answers from her, which finally resulted in written responses received on April 29 and in turn led to the probe announced Thursday.The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, Stephane Dujarric, denied that the international body was foot-dragging, telling reporters it has been fully cooperating with the French. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

Air Manas increases frequency between Bishkek and Delhi

first_imgAir Manas has recently increased its frequency on the Bishkek-Delhi route, now operating three flights a week. This was announced at an evening organized by the Kyrgyz Republic in association with Air Manas. The additional frequency (operated on Sundays) departs from Bishkek at 5:20am and arrives in Delhi at 8:10am. On the return leg, the flight from Delhi operates at 9:15am and reaches Bishkek at 1:05pm.Yusuf Serdar Erman, Vice President– Commercial, Air Manas, informed that the load factor between Delhi and Bishkek is up to 75%, with a mix of leisure and business travellers. The airline will operate a Boeing 737-800 new generation aircraft on the Bishkek-Delhi route with a seating capacity for 189 passengers.Sharad Goel, Managing Director, Lark Logistics (the General Sales Agent for Air Manas in India), said, “The business potential for Indians in Kyrgyzstan apart from tourism is worth mentioning. We request the members of the press to highlight the tie up of India and Kyrgyzstan its proximity of just three hours away via Air Manas, the potential of tourism and business.”Air Manas is the official carrier of the Kyrgyz Republic. After its re-launch in the year 2012, Air Manas today is run in association with Pegasus Airlines.last_img read more

More to come

first_imgMore to come June 2, 2017The first performance of “The Fisher’s Wish” took place on Friday, June 2. 2017.[photos by lvb]Masterful stage set, really amazing costume design, an absolutely beautiful performance.last_img

Tourist drowns in Paphos

first_imgA 69-year-old tourist drowned off the Paphos municipal beach on Wednesday, despite attempts to revive her.According to police, at 5:45pm, a tourist flagged down two traffic police officers who were patrolling the area, telling them a woman was in danger of drowning.The officers swam in to rescue her and bring her to shore where they took her to Paphos general hospital.Doctors tried but despite repeated attempts could not revive her.The tourist had arrived in Paphos on October 2. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Titina Loizidou in new push to stop her property case being closed

first_imgGREEK Cypriot refugee Titina Loizidou sent a letter on Friday to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe saying she would like her property in the north back.In her letter, Loizidou informed the Committee that she objects to any notion of closing her case. She also attached photo evidence of her 10 immovable properties in an effort to counter the Turkish demand to close the individual measures at the Committee’s next meeting in June.A Turkish memorandum circulated on May 15 in the Committee of Ministers, after Ankara abstaining for almost a year from taking part in sessions pertaining to Cyprus-related cases, insists that the Committee proceeds with the closure of Loizidou’s individual measures and directs the applicant’s claims to the immovable property commission (IPC) operating in the north.In the letter, Loizidou’s lawyer, Achilleas Demetriades, notes that with respect to restitution, Turkey has failed to provide adequate information as to who is currently using his client’s 10 immovable properties. “In any event, two are still empty even today,” Demetriades said. He attached relevant Google Map photos as evidence.Of the other eight, the lawyer says that they have evidence that one plot was empty until 2006 and three more plots were empty until 2007, attaching relevant photos. One additional plot which in 1974 had a building under construction remained in the same condition until 2006 but appears to have since been developed, Demetriades adds.He also noted that given Turkey’s decision not to participate in the discussions at the Committee of Ministers “it is stopped from denying all of the above, and their memo circulated on  May 15, 2019 should be rejected.”He urges the Committee of Ministers to adopt Loizidou’s position and discuss the individual measures of restitution.Demetriades also refers to a number of cases before the ECHR regarding the ineffectiveness of the IPC, which he calls “Joannou clones” after the first such decision of the Court, issued in December 2017, and suggests that the Committee requests information on them and takes this into account when deciding on the individual measures.The Joannou case concerns a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which describes the proceedings at the IPC as “protracted and ineffective” after failing to process within reasonable time the applicant’s request for compensation for property located in the village of Koma Tou Yialou in the occupied areas. Joannou had filed a claim with the IPC in May 2008 for compensation amounting to €2,285,000 approximately. After much delay, she applied to the ECHR in October 2014.“Clearly, the ineffectiveness of the IPC has a bearing on the closure of the Applicant’s case. lt is her position that the IPC is ineffective and has structural problems and the Court`s evolving case law supports this” the lawyer said.The European Court of Human Rights sentenced Turkey in numerous cases, brought forward by Greek Cypriots, concerning the violation of their fundamental human rights, following the 1974 invasion, with regards to their property.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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The support base of the two parties has one important common feature the more educated tend to favour the TP and the AAP But there are differences TP voters tend to be ethnically homogeneous (white)olderand religious The AAP voter is younger and with no known religious affiliations No discussion about the Aam Aadmi Party (or Tea Party) can be complete without a comment on their economic beliefs and/ or recommended policies It is in this area that the two parties are differentvastly different And if you willthe AAP comes out as strongly subscribing to the inconsistent sab chalta haidoctrine The TP is for decentralisationfor private initiativefor less state controland less state expenditure Whether one agrees with them or notone has to grant that they are acting out of a set of core principlesfrom which their positions on various issues can be derived Contrast that with the AAP One important reason the AAP believes in street theatre and street democracy (preferably over expensive street Wi-Fi systems) and street voting is that the leaders themselves do not know what to think on various political or economic issues When chance came to form a government in Delhithe AAP has so far ditheredand generally refrained from accepting responsibility to govern On economic issuesthe AAP is against corruption and for decentralisation but finds no contradiction in increasing state involvement in government programmes It believes in halving the electricity bill and providing 700 litres of free water to every Delhi household Where will this money come from Surprisinglygiven that the AAPs reason for existence is opposition to corruptionthe party does not believe in cash transfers and/ or Aadhar to help reduce corruption Insteadit wants to increasePDS coverage to pulses and edible oilsand most likelyno definitelyincrease the large corruption that the AAP believes exists in the administration of PDS In terms of their economic viewsthe AAP is closer to the US 99 Per Cent brigadea loose anti-establishment Hippie outfit of the 21st century Andin terms of its populismthe AAPs recommendations exceed Sonia Gandhis experiments in populismand far exceeds anything the erstwhile populist championHugo Chavezattempted in Venezuela What both the Tea Party and the AAP have achieved is greater accountability on part of the established political partiesand greater transparency in governance History will therefore assess both to have had a positive impact on governance and politicalreform On economic policiesthe judgement on the TP is already inand does not bode well for how history will treat the AAP If the AAP forms the new government in Delhi (a likely and desirable prospect)their bluff would have been calledand their economic prescriptions are likely to go the way of the Luddite views of the Tea Party into the dustbins of history The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firmand a senior advisor to Zyfina leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 28 2017 4:36 pm Randhir Kapoor is happy that Karisma Kapoor Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor have madethe Kapoor family the only family to have had actors from four consecutive generations Related News The first family of Hindi cinema the Kapoors is the one which eats together lives together and parties together They are the ones who do not need to look beyond their family circle to celebrate any occasion or to be there for each other in the bad times Be it Raj Kapoor Shammi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor Randhir Kapoor Karisma Kapoor Kareena Kapoor or Ranbir Kapoor all have proved their mettle in the Indian film industry with their unconventional roles in various movies Starting from Prithviraj Kapoor the four consecutive generations of the Kapoor khandaan has been entertaining the movie buffs across the globe from years And Randhir Kapoor the son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor is proud of the fact Actor and director of classic film Kal Aaj Aur Kal got into a candid conversation on Zee Classic show My Life My Story where he talked at length about his grandparents his parents his children and his grandchildren “This generation of actors in our family has made us the only family to have had actors from four consecutive generations” said Randhir Kapoor referring to his two daughters Karisma and Kareena and his nephew Ranbir Kapoor Also read |Bahubali 2 movie review: Bahubali The Conclusion is bigger but not better The actor recalls how his father Raj Kapoor and grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor helped him brush up his acting skills He says “Whatever we are today is only because of him After completing school when I wanted to be an actor and direct films he asked me to work with Tondon sahab (in Jhuk Gaya Aasman) My car was taken away and I used to travel by bus While making my first film as a director my father and grandfather used to ask me to explain the scenes by performing them myself first so that I could improve my skills” Also Randhir feels that his father Raj Kapoor was one of a kind “Someone like Raj Kapoor is born once in 100 years He was a one-man circus all by himself Every man cannot be Raj Kapoor like how every singer cannot be Lata Mangeshkar or Mohd Rafi All that I have learnt about cinema is from my father but all that we have learnt about life is from my mother She has contributed immensely to our lives and we are very thankful to her” Born in a family of cult actors Randhir Kapoor feels he had a wonderful childhood and being the eldest one in the family was pampered a lot by his uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor The 70-years-old actor maintains they are a happy-go-lucky family and they do not need anyone else On being asked about his relationship with Rishi Kapoor and Rajeev Kapoor he says “God has been very kind to our family Our relationship is like any other siblings… we fight as well as laugh We are so happy amongst ourselves that we do not need anyone else We are a happy-go-lucky family” Interestingly the actor who has been married to Babita for over 40 years was the first girl Randhir fell in love with The actor says “The first girl I fell in love with I married her She has given me two lovely daughters and I am very grateful to her” Randhir Kapoor is now a grandfather to three beautiful children– Samiera and Kiaan (Karisma’s children) and Taimur Ali Khan (Kareena’s son) and he loves to spend time with them and play with them The actor says “Before going to the club every evening I go and meet my grandchildren They make me feel happy” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: May 13 2017 11:58 am Rajinikanth is said to play don Haji Mastan in his next Related News Superstar Rajinikanth’s next film tentatively titled Thalaivar 161 is yet to go on the floors But it seems it is already raking controversy Sundar Shaekhar a self-proclaimed adopted son of Haji has sent a legal notice to the Thalaivar warning him not to portray his ‘father’ in a bad light Earlier speculations were rife that Rajinikanth will be playing a gangster based on the life of Haji who is touted to be the mentor of Dawood Ibrahim “Depicting him as smuggler and underworld don is highly unacceptable and defamatory He was never convicted in any court for smuggling or underworld activities” Sundar told Deccan Chronicle However Sundar was not against making a film on the life of Haji and he has even revealed his interest in bankrolling the film Mastan Haider Mirza popularly known as Haji Mastan was a Tamil Muslim who migrated to Mumbai when he was eight along with his father He was an associate of gangsters Karim Lala and Varadarajan Mudaliar who were involved in smuggling and real estate business He also financed Bollywood films Haji allegedly dominated the underworld scene of the city for almost 20 years Ajay Devgan played a role based on Haji in 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Read |Thalaivar 161: Vidya Balan walks out of Rajinikanth film Sunder Shekhar man claiming to be late Haji Mastan’s son sends notice to Rajinikanthasks him not to depict Mastan as a smuggler & don pictwittercom/jVWbvMsSEB — ANI (@ANI_news) May 13 2017 Meanwhile the makers of Thalaivar 161 are yet to confirm as to whether or not Rajinikanth will be playing a role inspired by the life of Haji The film which will be directed by Pa Ranjith will be produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films and will have music from Santhosh Narayanan who had also scored music for Rajinikanth’s last year blockbuster Kabali The shooting of the film is expected to begin by the end of this month even as the makers are yet to reveal the names of the full star cast and crew For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: VHP chief Pravin Togadia on Monday said the Gujarat government should appeal against the Gujarat High Court order commuting the death sentence of those convicted in the Godhra train burning case to life imprisonment Seeking capital punishment for convicts in the 2002 carnage he said the state government should appeal in the Supreme Court before Diwali for the sake of justice to devotees of Lord Ram File photo of Pravin Togadia Agencies "Why not death by hanging to those jihadis who burnt Hindus in Godhra with planned conspiracy This is an insult to their sacrifice" Togadia said in a statement He added that Hindus were not getting "basic justice" A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Monday upheld the conviction of the 11 persons sentenced to death but commuted their punishment to "rigorous life imprisonment" The high court also upheld the life sentence awarded by the special SIT court to 20 others in the case Fifty-nine `karsevaks’ were killed in the Godhra train burning incident of 27 February 2002 It led to communal riots across Gujarat in which around 1200 people mostly Muslims were killed The pre-poll surveys and exit polls have failed to give any direction to where Bihar is headed While the pre-poll surveys yielded confusing results with some giving it to the NDA and others giving it to the Grand Alliance exit polls have predicted it will be a close call The BJP right after the exit poll numbers hit the television screens had dismissed them while Lalu Prasad Yadav held a press conference claiming that the Grand Alliance will emerge victorious with nothing more than 185 seats in the 243 seat assembly A file photo from the Bihar Elections AFP While most exit polls predicted a neck and neck fight Today’s Chanakya — which had correctly predicted the Delhi Assembly Elections and the Lok Sabha Elections — said that the NDA will emerge victorious Experts also claimed that it won’t be a close call whichever side wins it will be a clear majority Firstpost Editor Akshaya Mishra had earlier noted that "The BJP if it performs according to the way the exit polls suggest has many lessons to take from the Bihar election One it cannot go on making Narendra Modi and his oratory its only unique selling proposition Both might have lost the novelty quotient from overuse Two it cannot let the Hindutva forces to dictate its agenda and lead it away from the theme of governance The backlash is visible Three it has to develop a new theme for its campaign The 2014 template won’t work anymore Four the party needs to deliver on the ground Despite claims of the government it’s not visible yet" However the exit polls have maintained the suspense and we don’t know if it will be a Grand Alliance win Meanwhile experts suggest that if the secular Mahagathbandhan loses it has only one person to blame — Lalu Prasad Yadav Nitish may be looked at as a favourite for the post of CM it is Lalu’s corrupt image that experts say that would pull the alliance down Firstpost editor Sandipan Sharma had noted "Unfortunately Lalu Prasad Yadav is the proverbial mother-in-law that comes as a package with the groom in this election Bihar has to just decide if it can accept the groom in spite of his in-laws This is the only choice in the election The BJP has tried its best by raising a din over Lalu Prasad Yadav Its campaign has been centred on portraying him as the deal breaker in the purported alliance between Biharis and Nitish Kumar" But then again Today’s Chankya findings pointed to anti-incumbency in the state that could spell doom for Nitish Kumar When asked ‘How will you rate the working of the state government’ the survey found that 41 percent found it was poor 27 percent thought it was average and only 22 percent thought it was good Even the working of Nitish Kumar as a chief minister was criticised by 38 percent of the respondents 30 percent thought it was good and 18 percent thought it was average Now with the exit polls done one can only find out who’ll be the winner only as the counting begins from 7 am onwards By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 24 2017 6:13 am Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (File) Top News The state government is working on an economic model to bring down the dependence of people on agriculture for their sustenance by providing alternative modes of employment At present 50 per cent population is dependent on the agriculture sector in the state It has become inevitable to explore avenues beyond the conventional agriculture practices to bridge the gap between dependence on agriculture sector and shrinking employment capability Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday He said “At present 50 per cent of the state population is dependent on income through the agriculture sector But agriculture sector’s contribution to state gross domestic production (GSDP) is only ten per cent” Therefore corrective steps are needed he said This can be done by creating infrastructure for agro-industries allied sectors and services sectors The government has stressed on imparting skill development to open avenues linking employment to industries he added The chief minister while addressing the 16th edition of the Indian School of Business Leadership Summit at Hyderabad presented a picture of social-economic and agriculture reforms and challenges in Maharashtra He said “Despite 40 per cent of the country’s big dams located in Maharashtra our irrigation potential stood at 18 per cent for last six decades Therefore after taking the charge of government three years ago I switched to water conservation projects The Jalyukta Shivar helped to make 11494 villages drought free” The convergence of 14 departments under the central command proved beneficial in effective utilisation of available resources and enforcement of policies he observed Highlighting the corruption challenges in the administration and the system Fadnavis said digitalisation played an important role in weeding out financial leakages and human manipulations in implementation of public welfare schemes “In the 20th century roads were an index to determine development of a nation Whereas 21st century would be marked by development which is digitally driven” he remarked The digital platform has helped in enhancing communication and connectivity in remote villages in hilly terrains like Melghat and helped to bring development to villagers doorsteps he added For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: August 5 2017 12:31 am The 37th-ranked Vinci has won 10 singles titles and 25 doubles titles on the WTA Tour and also helped Italy to win four Fed Cup championships (Source: AP) Top News Former US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci says her tennis trophies have been stolen Vinci writes on Instagram “Unfortunately a few days ago a group of thieves entered my house in Taranto and stole valuable objects … including some objects for which the economic value is not even comparable to their emotional value to me: the trophies that I won over my career” While Vinci did not specify if the silver platter she was awarded for her runner-up finish in the 2015 US Open was among the pieces stolen she posted a picture of herself holding the platter Vinci lost to fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta in the final The 37th-ranked Vinci has won 10 singles titles and 25 doubles titles on the WTA Tour and also helped Italy to win four Fed Cup championships The 34-year-old Vinci adds that whoever took the trophies from her home in southern Italy they can’t take away “the memories the tears the sweat the effort the dedication the smiles and the sacrifices made to achieve these goals” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 19 2017 6:22 pm Sennheiser CX 700BT headphones sport light weight neckband design and enhanced bass Related News Sennheiser has launched its latest in-ear wireless headphones theCX 700BT in India Thepremium wireless headphones sport lightweight neckband design detailed sound and enhanced bass The headphones have been priced at Rs 11 990 and are also available through the company’s online store The CX 700BT in-ear wireless headphones offers Bluetooth 41 and Qualcomm apt-X for wireless Hi-Fi sound The device has one-touch NFC pairing which makes it easy to connect the smartphone with a pair of in-ear headphones It also offers multi-connection capability which makes it possible to pairwith up to two devices simultaneously “With growing increase for the wireless headphones since the past few years these headphones are a perfect amalgamation of comfort and style We are very thrilled to have launched these headphones for those people who are always on the go and require a take-anywhere affordable headphones that offers incredible listening experience” said Kapil Gulati Director Consumer Segment Sennheiser India The in-ear headphones has a battery backup of ten hours and charges 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