Theresa May condemns appalling church attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday condemned the “truly appalling” multiple blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter, killing over 160 people, including at least nine foreigners. Six near-simultaneous and coordinated explosions rocked three churches and three five-star hotels frequented by tourists as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress. “The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time,” prime minister May said in a statement on Twitter. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear,” she said. The statement came soon after she called for the UK to stand up for religious freedom in her annual message to mark Easter. No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks. However, most of the deadly attacks in the past in Sri Lanka were carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which ran a military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of the island nation for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after the Sri Lankan Army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks. However, most of the deadly attacks in the past in Sri Lanka were carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which ran a military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of the island nation for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after the Sri Lankan Army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.last_img read more

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Kyrgyzstan UN envoy meets with all parties to recent fighting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dispatched Executive Director of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Ján Kubiš to the Central Asian country last week to try to help resolve tensions and promote dialogue and he arrived over the weekend. He is to brief Mr. Ban directly on his return to New York on Thursday.“I am following the situation very closely,” Mr. Ban told a news briefing in New York today. “He (Mr. Kubiš) has been meeting with all parties, working closely with the envoys of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others, to maintain and restore constitutional order while respecting the wishes of the Kyrgyz people.”Mr. Ban himself was in Kyrgyzstan as part of a five-nation Central Asian tour earlier this month when he stressed the need to respect human rights and for regional cooperation over water and other mineral resources.Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) sent medicines and surgical equipment to help doctors treat the hundreds of casualties from the clashes in which at least 75 people were reported to have been killed. These included antibiotics that could treat up to 1,500 cases of wounds and disease, as well as forceps and stethoscopes. 12 April 2010A special United Nations envoy is currently in Kyrgyzstan, meeting with all parties to try to restore constitutional order while respecting the people’s will after deadly clashes that saw the opposition set up a provisional authority in Bishkek, the capital, and the President flee to the south. read more

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Ontario to pay 180M to relocate cancelled Mississauga gas plant

TORONTO — Ontario will have to pay $180-million to relocate a Mississauga gas plant that was cancelled just days before last year’s election, but the governing Liberals couldn’t say whether taxpayers or ratepayers will end up footing the bill.Energy Minister Chris Bentley said it’s not yet clear whether the cost of locating the 300-megawatt plant more than 260 kilometres away near Sarnia will show up on hydro bills.“The agreement was concluded yesterday between the Ontario Power Authority and Greenfield South Power,” Bentley said Tuesday. “I expect there will be discussion in the future about the allocation of those costs.”The Liberals cancelled the plant last year, after scrapping another one proposed for nearby Oakville the year before in the face of fierce opposition from local residents.The opposition parties accused the government of killing the plants to save Liberal seats, including Citizenship Minister Charles Sousa’s and Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn’s.It’s clear that the people of Ontario will take the hit for saving those seats west of Toronto, they said.“It’s either going to be on your tax bill or your hydro bill,” said NDP energy critic Peter Tabuns.“In either event, it’s a scandal. It’s completely outrageous. The minister should have been ashamed of himself, the premier should be ashamed, and the people of Ontario should be incredibly angry.”Liberal campaign staffers are now writing Ontario’s energy policy, said Vic Fedeli, the Progressive Conservative’s energy critic.“That’s exactly what happened,” he said. “A week before the election, in order to save a seat, they offered up the Mississauga power plant. And today we find out that it’s $180-million that that staffer cost us.”But Bentley insisted that the government only had a change of heart after listening to the “very strong objections” of local residents.“As soon as we made the announcement about our intention to relocate the gas plant, it was followed very shortly thereafter by statements and commitments by both of the other parties that they would not have a gas plant on that site,” he said.The $180-million figure includes an $88-million settlement with EIG, the financiers of the plant who were suing the province for $300-million. It also includes $85-million in goods and services that can’t be reused at the new location at OPG’s Lambton generating station, such as engineering work, construction materials and labour.Work on the Mississauga plant continued for weeks after the Oct. 6 election, even though the government made it clear the project would have to be located elsewhere.The government said the price tag could have been much higher if they hadn’t managed to recover $75.5 million in equipment and $10 million in engineering and design work for use at the new facility.The move is a good fit because the plant will go to an energy hub and take advantage of existing transmission lines and gas lines, Bentley said. It will also help the station move from coal-fired generation to natural gas.Construction of the plant is also expected to create up to 200 jobs over the next two years, he added. It should be up and running by 2017.The province will be able to meet the energy needs of growing communities like Mississauga and Oakville, even though they won’t have plants nearby, Bentley said.“We will have enough electricity … the grid is interconnected,” he said.The Mississauga site still belongs to Greenfield, but the agreement prohibits them from building another gas plant, Bentley said. read more

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Bundesliga Round 14 Igropulo with 8 goals leads Füchse Berlin past SC

BerlinFuchse BerlinigropulojaszkakneerlaenMagdeburgweber ← Previous Story SEHA: Stanic has 50% saves and Metalurg beats Tatran, jumps on second place Next Story → Isabell Klein to miss Women’s EHF EURO 2012 In the first game of the 14th round of the Bundesliga, SC Magdeburg welcomed Füchse Berlin in GETEC Arena in hope to take advantage of Fuchse’s fatigue considering their recent schedule. It began well for them, taking the lead and had 4:2 and 6:2, however the score in the 17th minute stood at 10:10 and by half time, it was one-sided game, the Berliners having 17:13 at half. SCM began strong in the second, and through Grafenhorst made it it 20:20. A goal-for-goal game followed, until the 55th minute when Igropulo makes it 31:29. Kneer for 30:31 and Laen for 32:30 for Füchse. Robert Weber again scores and it’s 31:32 for the visitors, and SCM get the ball after a failed attacked by Fuchse. However with Heinevetter‘s key save with 50 seconds to go and Jaszka‘s goal 5 seconds before the end, the “Foxes” ensure 33:31 victory.Konstantin Igropulo led the “Foxes” with 8 goals (3 pen), while Stefan Kneer was an enigma for Fuchse’s goalkeepers and scored a total of 8 goals. read more

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LNH PSG Handball in series… Zaporozhye Istres

11.St. Raphael200254:570 12.Toulouse200257:640 3.Montpellier220060:524 10.Istres201147:541 4.Nimes220050:444 Paris Saint Germain closed the ROund 2 of the Lidl Star Ligue with routine victory in Istres – 24:31. Home team couldn’t cope with the “machines” from the capital, who won away match in Ukrainian Zaporozhye few days ago…Remili and Gensheimer netted five goals each for the winners, while on the other side, line-player Branko Kankaras was more than efficient with 9 goals.ISTRES : Tricaud ; Feuchtmann (6/8 dt 4/4 pen) ; Kankaras (9/11) ; Ruiz (1/2) ; Boschi (0/6) ; Capella (1/2) ; Crepain (0/3) ; Stojanovic (0/3) ; Tuzolana ; Grosas ; Laguillaumie (3/4) ; Guillaume (0/2) ; Limousin (4/7) ; Daoud (0/1)Cappelle (15 saves – 34,1%) ; HarbaouiPARIS SG : Gensheimer (5/8 dt 1/2 pen) ; Stepancic (2/5) ; Keita ; Sagosen (4/5) ; Kounkoud (2/5) ; Toft Hansen (2/2) ; Remili (5/7 dt 1/2 pen) ; Abalo (2/2) ; L.Karabatic (1/3) ; Morros (1/1) ; Hansen (2/4) ; N.Karabatic (0/1) ; Ekdhal du Rietz (3/3) ; Nahi (1/1)Corrales (13 saves – 36,1%) ; Omeyer  EHF CL 18/19: RNL beat Barca in the first derby of the season – PSG routine win in UkraineSTANDINGS: 6.Tremblay210157:562 1.Paris SG220069:454 2.Nantes220052:414 9.Dunkerque201142:431 5.Chambery Savoie220060:554 handballIstres handballPSG Handball 14.Pontault200244:610 13.Cesson Rennes-Metropole200245:540 8.Ivry210150:602 ← Previous Story EHF CL: Danes – 100% at the start of the season Next Story → EHF CL TOP 5 goals: Brilliant action by Meshkov Brest, Croatian wings, Cocks’ fast-break… 7.Aix210154:552 read more

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Central Bank warns of unauthorised firm using cloned registration details

first_imgIt is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation for which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing.Consumers should be aware that, if they deal with a firm which is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme. THE CENTRAL BANK is warning consumers over an unauthorised firm currently trading in the state, which it says may cold call or email people offering financial services.The firm, calling itself ‘Specialist Investor Funds’ has been operating using identification details cloned from firms that are officially authorised.The company has been quoting the name and registered Irish address of “one or more” legitimate firms, according to the Central Bank: “namely Specialist Investment Funds (1) plc, Specialist Investment Funds (3) plc and Specialist Investment Funds (4) CCF”.A statement issued from the financial services regulator this morning stresses that there is “no connection whatsoever” between the authorised funds and the entity that has cloned their details.It adds: The Central Bank says it is often the case that unauthorised firms will cold call or email consumers offering financial services:These firms will often have cloned the details of a legitimately authorised firm and will quote a “registration/authorisation” number, which is in fact, the registration/authorisation number of a legitimately authorised entity.Consumers who have been contacted via phone or email are being advised to “make additional checks to ensure that the firm they are dealing with” is a legitimately authorised firm.Consumers should contact the regulatory authority that the firm has advised it is authorised by and check that the contact details for the firm, that are held by the regulatory authority, match those provided by the firm who has cold called/emailed them.Read: No further action from Central Bank over Anglo following tapes controversyRead: Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scamlast_img read more

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Irish Water obviously payday loans and everything else happening in Leinster House

first_imgHere’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:Dáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click here Order of Business in the upper chamber gets under way at 10.30am — after which senators discuss the Health Identifiers Bill, which aims to compel health professional regulatory bodies (like the Medical Council) to provide information to the Health Minister on registered professionals [11.45am].That motion on bringing Irish Water into the Freedom of Information Act provisions is put to senators from 1.35pm [see Dáil business, above].Later, members turn the spotlight on the functions of the Seanad chamber itself at 3pm, as a motion on general elections for the upper house is discussed.Everything happening in the committees:There’s quite a few committees in session today — the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection will be tackling the issues  of ‘Social Enterprise in Ireland’ and ‘Equality Budgeting’ from 1pm:  the panel of TDs and senators will be hearing from Forfás and the Equality Budgeting Campaign, respectively, on those subjects. [Committee Room 3]The Joint Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny also meet at 1pm for a private session. [Committee Room 4]Passport Office officials will brief the foreign affairs committee at 2.30pm. [Committee Room 1]The Select Sub-Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality will examine the revised estimates for the gardaí, the prison system and the Courts Service from 9.30am, with Minister Alan Shatter in attendance. [Committee Room 2]The full justice committee then considers the feasibility of bringing in a Community Courts system for the country from 4pm: amongst those making submissions will be Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn, a representative from the Bar Council, and an expert on the issue from the Centre of Court Innovation in New York, Julius Lang. [Committee Room 2]Elsewhere, junior minister Brian Hayes will be at the Select Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform to discuss 2014 estimates for the Office of Public Works. Dáil: Enda Kenny’s on his feet at noon for Leader’s Questions — once again fielding queries, criticisms and occasional insults from across the Dáil chamber. We can expect plenty of questions on the the issues of the week — namely the developing garda whistleblower saga, and the issue of costs at Irish Water.Dáil: Just before lunchtime it’s Topical Issues, whereby members aim to shine the spotlight on matters of concern to their constituents and the country at large. Expect plenty more on the subjects above for starters… we’ll find out what else is on TDs’ minds from 12.51pm. Committee Room 4: ‘Payday lenders, and what we should do about them’ — that’s the issue up for discussion at the Finance Committee from 3.30pm this afternoon. Officials from the Central Bank will be in to discuss their findings on the issue: a report from the regulator last year found that 360,000 people borrowed from licensed moneylenders, often at very high interest rates.Everything else that’s happening in the Dáil:It’s a 9.30am start in the Oireachtas this morning — Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan is up first, taking questions for an hour or so on issues directly concerning his department. Possible subjects may well include the commemoration of the Battle of Clontarf, the refurbishment of the National Gallery and efforts to protect and preserve a 111-year-old shipwreck recently displaced from its watery resting place off Kerry.After that, it’s down to workaday business for TDs  at 10.45am — namely the  approval of an order for the inclusion of Irish Water in the Freedom of Information Act; it’s planned the act will be applied retrospectively to the new semi-state body. Also on the agenda: The Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Allowances Bill, which concerns reductions in allowances for TDs; and legislation concerning the dissolution of enterprise advisory board Forfás.After lunch, there’s time set aside in the agenda for the continuation of morning business — and at 7.30pm we can expect attention to shift to the issue of healthcare cuts as Fianna Fail’s Private Members motion on the issue is discussed for a second night…Minister James Reilly is under pressure on several fronts on the issue of healthcare cuts — as Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher illustrated in the Dáil last week. [Oireachtas TV]Everything happening in the Seanad:center_img WANT TO KNOW what’s going on in Leinster House today?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.Here’s what we can expect to see happening in the Dáil, Seanad and committee rooms today…Three things we’ll be keeping an eye on: Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’’s Politics page?Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?last_img read more

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Missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler has still not been found

first_imgTHE FOURTH DAY of searching for missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler in Byron Bay in Australia is ongoing but the 19-year-old has yet to be recovered.Butler was pulled underwater while surfing with two friends in the New South Wales tourist hot spot on Saturday and an air and sea rescue operation has been underway since.The local Northern Star paper reports that the search is to be scaled down to allow police divers to work at the scene.It also states that the separate discoveries of blood on rocks in the area and foam from a surfboard have both been ruled out from being connected to the missing Dubliner.The two other men who were surfing with Butler were both rescued from the tide on Saturday and rough seas had hampered the search for Butler since he went missing.Read: Third day of search for missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler concludes in Australia >last_img read more

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I was the most innocent human being Trump says those who ordered

first_imgTrump insists that the probe led by former FBI director Robert Mueller was concocted for political reasons by Democrats upset at his surprise 2016 election defeat of the favorite, Hillary Clinton.Mueller was tasked with investigating the scope of Russian meddling in the election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.In addition, Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice through his often highly public opposition to the probe.After two years, Mueller wrapped up last week and Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, issued a brief summary of the probe’s findings on Sunday. They included the determination that Russians did try to interfere in the election but that Trump’s campaign did not collude.On obstruction of justice, Mueller said he could neither accuse nor clear Trump, leaving Barr to make the determination. Barr said that no crime had been committed.Although the culmination of the Mueller probe is widely seen as a big victory for Trump, the episode still shed a deeply unflattering light on his entourage, as well as revealing previously undeclared links with Russians – in particular his attempts late into 2016 to secure a huge real estate deal in Moscow.On Fox, Trump said he was the victim.“I know one thing: I was the most innocent human being,” he said.© – AFP, 2019 Mar 28th 2019, 7:28 AM Short URL ‘I was the most innocent human being’: Trump says those who ordered Russia probe ‘won’t get away with it’ Trump told Fox News that “these treasonous acts” can’t happen to another president. 12,790 Views Share376 Tweet Email 65 Comments US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has declared that the probe into links between his election campaign and Russia amounted to “treason.”Speaking on Fox News, Trump said the probe, which culminated in clearing him of allegations that he colluded with Moscow, was a “very dark period” and he appeared to threaten those he blames for the report with punishment.“We can never allow this treasonous – these treasonous acts to happen to another president. This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover,” he told Fox interviewer Sean Hannity.Although Trump didn’t say how he intended to make sure that a probe was not carried out in similar circumstances again, he stressed that if Republicans had investigated a Democratic president in the same way, heavy penalties would follow.“You’d have 100 people in jail right now and it would be treason. It would be considered treason and they would be in jail for the rest of their lives,” he said.“It would be virtually the maximum sentence that you can find, no matter where you look in whatever legal book,” he said later. Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 7:28 AM We are getting to the bottom of it. Hopefully they won’t get away with it. By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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hubiC OVH lance des offres payantes

first_imghubiC : OVH lance des offres payantes Quelques mois après le lancement de son service de stockage en ligne hubiC, la firme française OVH dévoile des offres payantes. Autre nouveauté : l’arrivée des applications Linux et Mac OS, pour lesquelles les utilisateurs devront patienter un peu avant de pouvoir bénéficier des offres illimitées.Lancé fin 2011, le service de stockage en nuage hubiC, proposé par le français OVH, s’enrichit de plusieurs nouveautés. Et pour commencer, des nouvelles offres, payantes. Jusqu’alors une seule offre gratuite comprenant 25 Go d’espace de stockage était proposée. Il est désormais possible de bénéficier de 100 Go pour 9,90 euros par an, ou d’un espace illimité dont le prix a été fixé à 69,90 euros par an. À noter que pour chacune de ces offres, la taille maximale d’un seul fichier est limitée à 10 Go. Il n’est donc pas possible de stocker des films en haute définition par exemple. En outre, seuls les utilisateurs de l’application Android peuvent, pour le moment, accéder à ces nouvelles offres. Des versions Mac et Linux sont également disponibles, mais en version bêta test comme la Windows. Ainsi, elles n’en bénéficieront qu’à partir du 30 mars. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Autre nouveauté, hubiC offre désormais une fonction de partage de fichiers, d’ores et déjà disponible sur Windows, Linux, OS X et Android, mais attendue à la fin du mois sur iOS. Enfin, la feuille de route d’OVH indique l’arrivée prochaine de plusieurs fonctionnalités, comme la synchronisation, le streaming ou encore une prise en charge des sauvegardes. Des options dont la date de disponibilité n’est pas précisée. Pour l’heure, il est seulement indiqué qu’elles n’arriveront pas avant la fin du mois d’avril. Le 25 mars 2012 à 16:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Land purchase hearing for Alpine county park delayed

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The County Board of Supervisors rescheduled a public hearing on a potential land purchase in Alpine until its next meeting, Feb. 27.Alpine officials said they have been trying tog get a county park for years.Alpine Chamber Executive Director Alex Ward and Travis Lyon, Chair of the Alpine Community Planning Group and Alpine Union School District school board member discussed the plan on Good Morning San Diego KUSI Newsroom, February 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 13, 2019 Land purchase hearing for Alpine county park delayedlast_img

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US House votes against Trump impeachment

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos COPY LINK IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:34Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Close Trumps Stands By Racist Tweets About Freshmen Congresswomen: If Youre Not Happy, You Can Leavecenter_img US President Donald TrumpReutersThe US House of Representatives has killed a resolution to impeach US President Donald Trump over his “racist” tweets against four Democratic lawmakers.The House on Wednesday voted 332-95 to table the bill, signifying a deeply divided Democratic Party on whether to impeach Trump, especially after Trump fired racially charged tweets at progressive lawmakers that evoked outcry from both sides of the aisle, Xinhua reported.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to persuade fellow Democratic lawmakers that impeaching Trump was not the best strategy, but frustration against the Trump administration over immigration policies, obstruction of justice allegations and personal attacks on political opponents gave a sizable portion of House Democrats enough reason to rebel against the party leadership and back impeachment proceedings.Trump on Sunday told a group of four ethnic minority female lawmakers to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” and later doubled down on his position in saying that the lawmakers “hate” the US. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Respond To Trumps Racist Tweets The remarks received universal criticism from the Democratic Party, and many Republican lawmakers also said such statements were inappropriate.The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to condemn Trump for the remarks, with four Republican lawmakers joining the ranks of Democrats in supporting the bill.According to the Pew Research Center, there are currently 52 voting members in the House and 16 members in the Senate who are immigrants or children of immigrants, most of them are Democrats.last_img read more

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Indias little Poland

first_imgThis is a story of a long ago. When World War II left Poland ravaged and thousands of Polish people homeless, about 1000 children from war-torn, occupied Poland and Soviet prison camps in Stalin’s Siberia, travelled all the way to India, where Jam Sahib, Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja of Nawanagar, nephew of famous Indian cricketer Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of  the Jadeja clan, a princely state in the Kathiawar Peninsula, took personal risks to make arrangements at a time when the world was at war and India was struggling for its independence. He built a camp for them in a place called Balachadi beside his summer palace, 25 km from his capital city Jamnagar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The children stayed in the camp for four years (1942 to 1946), picking up pieces of their lives, making happy memories till they got to reunite with their family and friends when Polish history reached peaceful times.After years, documentary film maker, Anu Radha and Sumit Osmand Shaw have got The Survivors of Balachadi, as they like to call themselves, together, to make a heart-touching piece of narrative A Little Poland in India. The 52-miute film has been co-produced between the governments of India and Poland under audio-visual agreement between both countries; co-produced by Doordarshan, Government of Gujarat and National Audiovisual Institute and TVP (Telewizja Polska) from Poland.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe script and the research is by Anu Radha. This fragment of Indo-Polish history is a heartening chapter on a rare humane endeavour at times of war. Survivors of this chapter, who are featured in the documentary, remember their time in Balachadi fondly holding Jam Saheb, who they called Bapu, in high esteem. Infact, Poland has a school and a street named after Jam Saheb.The film was officially launched in the Capital in the presence of delegates, the directors and one of the survivors of Balachadi, Wieslaw Stypula, who shared his amazing story. A Little Poland in India will be telecast on 10 Nov (3:00 pm) and on the 11 November (7:30 am) on DD National. Make sure you catch it.last_img read more

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Animals found are they yours

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A few dogs and a cat were found on January 2 by the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL).A black and white male Staffie was found in Francis Road, a brown crossbreed at the Pick ‘n Pay Centre, a Chow female on the Newcastle road, and a male sausage dog in Berea Road. In addition, a black and white crossbreed was found at Windsor Dam and a cat in Chevril Road.If these animals belong to you, then please contact Annamarie Koen on 0761511784 to claim your pet.The AACL is appealing to the community to please not chain up their dogs. This is illegal and offenders will be fined and / or charged if they are found to be doing this.A special thanks to Pierre Massyn, Mr Barry and Sandra Fischer, Midlands Butchery, Percy’s Butchery, Klipriver Islamic Butchery and De Franca’s Spar for their contributions of dog food and bones towards the league.We are always in need of dog and cat food, so if you are interested in donating, please contact Annamarie. If any butchery has off-cut meat or bones, the league will greatly appreciate it for their animals. All your contributions are much appreciated.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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BWX Technologies Acquires Sotera Healths Nordion Medical Isotope Business

first_img Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more center_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 03, 2018 BWX Technologies Acquires Sotera Health’s Nordion Medical Isotope Business Acquisition brings nuclear component and fuel supplier into the medical radioisotope market News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more May 3, 2018 — BWX Technologies Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sotera Health’s Nordion medical isotope business. The acquisition accelerates and de-risks BWXT’s entry into the medical radioisotope market by adding licensed infrastructure, approximately 150 highly trained and experienced personnel, and two production centers to BWXT.BWXT is a supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government, also providing technical and management services in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities. The company also supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry.Nordion’s medical radioisotopes business is a global manufacturer and supplier of critical medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for research, diagnostic and therapeutic uses. Its customers include radiopharmaceutical companies, hospitals and radiopharmacies. Its primary operations are located in Kanata, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.In conjunction with the closing of the Nordion medical isotope acquisition, BWXT expects to reduce capital expenditures by approximately $100 million, before acquisition costs. The company now expects capital expenditures of approximately $150 million in 2018.Subject to required Canadian and U.S. regulatory reviews and approvals, the acquisition of Sotera Health’s Nordion medical radioisotope business is expected to close by the end of 2018.For more information: News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more last_img read more

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Taiwan China sign investment protection pact

first_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 “The agreement will encourage more mainland investment on Taiwan and give Taiwan investors more room to grow on the mainland,” said Chinese negotiator Zheng Lizhong. “It’s an important step in deepening economic cooperation.”Deals such as aviation agreements aimed at promoting the influx of several million Chinese tourists annually have added much needed revenues to Taiwan’s treasury. But with this year’s growth rate predicted to come in at less than 2 percent, broader tariff cutting and other trade promotion measures appear to have fallen short of Ma’s promise that closer China ties would energize the Taiwan economy. The trade-reliant island is suffering from sagging demand for its trademark high-tech exports.Chinese investment in Taiwan amounts to only about $300 million, far short of the more than $120 billion Taiwanese have invested in the mainland over the past 30 years. While the new pact could spur more Chinese investment in Taiwan, some restrictions aimed at preventing China’s economic domination of the island remain in place.Taiwan’s opposition claims the new pact, like many of its predecessors, is helping to clear the way for increased Chinese economic influence on Taiwan, and setting the stage for an eventual Chinese political takeover of the island. That has been the ultimate goal of Beijing’s Taiwan policy since the two sides split amid civil war in 1949. Associated PressTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwan and China signed an investment protection pact Thursday, another step on the road to closer business ties that so far seems to be falling short of promises to energize Taiwan’s sputtering economy.The pact, which took two years to negotiate, offers investors from the two sides formal channels for dispute arbitration, while falling short of a Taiwanese demand that arbitration take place under international oversight. It is the 17th economic agreement between the sides since China-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou took office in Taipei in May 2008. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Ma rejects the opposition’s view, insisting that close economic ties with China are necessary for Taiwan and its 23 million people to avoid economic irrelevance, particularly as China moves to tighten commercial relations with longtime Taiwanese trading mainstays like Japan and South Korea.But opponents point to Taiwan’s continuing poor economic performance _ its predicted 2012 GDP growth rate would make it one of Asia’s most conspicuous economic laggards _ as proof that Ma’s highly vaunted China connection has failed to deliver the goods, and say the island needs greater balance in its trade ties.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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Is claim industry not in tune with consumers accurate

first_imgBarry MayoChairmanTravelManagers AustraliaIs claim industry not in tune with consumers accurate?TravelManagers, along with many of the travel industry community was surprised and saddened to read Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) Accreditation, Marketing and Communications Manager Jo Tralaggan’s comments, that the “Industry needs to get in tune with consumers”. This comment was part of Tralaggan’s speech at the recently held inaugural ‘TedX style’ ideas and strategy event, Travel DAZE and reported in Travel Weekly.The one-day event was marketed as featuring a high caliber of local and international speakers aimed at challenging the status quo in an ever-changing market.“I am completely supportive of challenging the status quo but as a passionate industry and consumer advocate, to read Ms Tralaggan’s comments that the industry needs to get in tune with consumers, is patronizing and indicates a lack of understanding of how a travel agent operates their business,” says TravelManagers Chairman Barry Mayo.It is Tralaggan’s comment “The most obvious struggle was to look from the perception of the consumer and to understand how consumers perceive and experience travel,” that has Mayo concerned.“What AFTA fails to recognize is that understanding the customer is the most important asset for any business, so to suggest that travel agents don’t know and are not delivering to their customers’ needs could not be further from the truth. This statement is arrogant and positions itself superior to the industry and its members who it is supposed to represent.”Mayo agrees with Tralaggan’s sentiments that ”Consumers feel more confident when they are dealing with a business that has a certificate or some sort of accreditation” yet highlights the point that only if that accreditation delivers tangible value and surety for the consumer.“Unfortunately this has not been the case for many consumers who have experienced monetary loss due to recent travel agency collapses. Whilst the majority of these travel agency collapses were not ATAS accredited, the fact remains there were two agencies that were ATAS accredited,” says Mayo.Mayo also challenges Ms Tralaggan’s observation that the Australian travel industry came from a “compensation mindset” and “As a result, in ATAS first year we observed that some industry members struggled with the change”.“It wasn’t “the change” industry members struggled with but the reasons given for the change, the late advice about ATAS Participant Insolvency Insurance with its cost and, most importantly, the governments’ failure to ensure an effective alternative form of consumer protection was in place before abandoning the TCF. This was at a time when the State Governments were holding in the TCF Trust Account about $34 million in funds contributed by the travel agency community and through deregulation delivered in an accreditation scheme inferior from both consumer and industry perspectives to what had previously existed.Mayo has been an advocate for the security of consumer funds to be included as part of ATAS which Tralaggan mentions in her speech.“AFTA’s focus has been on marketing the accreditation scheme and its members as ‘trusted, expert, professional and reputable’ in order to tap into that need for certainty on the part of the consumer. However, critics have continued to push for some form of compensation to be tied to the scheme”.Mayo questions why AFTA believes an ATAS component protecting consumer funds does not add to providing validity and assurances to consumers that its members are trusted, expert, professional and reputable.“I’m sure the hundreds of customers out of pocket due to recent travel agency collapses would wholeheartedly support consumer protection being part of the accreditation, and if this was a point of difference between accredited and non-accredited agents consumers would actively seek out an accredited travel agent.”Mayo is also extremely wary and questions the validity of Tralaggan’s claim that “Despite a number of high profile agency collapses in the last 18 months, most recently that of Value World Travel, Tralaggan was adamant that the industry’s reputation has emerged unscathed, an assertion Ms Tralaggan based on the numbers.”“To say that the industry’s reputation has been unscathed, according to AFTA’s research is an extremely dangerous and potentially detrimental view, particular when it is referenced without any explanation of the numbers it refers to. How many customers and potential customers will now book their travel arrangements direct with individual suppliers instead of obtaining the professionaladvice and benefits a travel agent will provide? The real risk to the travel agency community is that more and more people will lose confidence in travel agents and may opt to book online or directly with suppliers. It will be future bookings that will be affected and particularly when the impact of negative press in the consumer realm starts to become apparent,” he says.Ms Tralaggan is further quoted as saying “Some in the industry would believe that without having compensation for losses when a business goes broke as a cornerstone for the ATAS proposition then the industry is doomed, but that’s not what consumers think and that’s not what our research shows”.Mayo is of the opinion that if AFTA is going to rely on research to justify its position it must be prepared to openly share its research.“It’s inappropriate to make claims without referencing the research findings. If such claims are to be accepted as credible they need to be substantiated at the very least with detailed explanations of the results – when and how was the research conducted, what questions were asked and in what context were they presented, who was commissioned to undertake it and how many consumers responded together with responder demographics.”Mayo says there is a disconnect between AFTA’s view of a travel agent and the reality with Tralaggan’s claim that “Agents see themselves as advocates, as someone who will always be there at the end of the line to help them out. However research shows for the consumer, the ability to help during the trip is important but is actually secondary to creating that experience”.“We all know the immense value a travel agent provides its clients in co-creating the most incredible personalized holiday or travel experience, which is definitely much more than just being there at the end of the line to help out. Ask any client who has experienced the service of an agent during a natural disaster or a terrorism impacted disruption, compared to somebody who booked online or direct with an airline, and they will quickly tell you what their agent being there at the end of the line means to them”While Mayo believes this current debate is critical for the industry’s future well-being he is of the view it is unlikely the state governments will admit they were wrong in closing the TCF prior to ensuring an effective and alternative form of consumer protection was in place.“My greatest fear is that the remaining $25 million in TCF Trust funds distributed to the governments in the New Year will be swallowed up and used as general revenue and that, as consumer losses continue to mount and negative media coverage increases, the governments will eventually in the next couple of years insist on an alternate plan involving some form of compulsory insolvency cover for every agent, at a cost far exceeding what the TCF was costing. Does it not make more sense to use the residual TCF Trust funds that has been paid in by the travel agent community to reinstate a more robust financial oversight of the industry and provision of consumer protection sooner rather than later? I would have thought so.” Source = TravelMangers Australia – Barry Mayolast_img read more

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EU and OSCE weigh in on prosecution of Afrika and its journalists

first_imgThe European Commission said Thursday that the harassment and intimidation of journalists constituted violation of the freedom of expression, guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.The Commission was responding to a question from the Cyprus News Agency on the prosecution by Turkey of Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika and its journalists Sener Levent and Ali Osman.The Commission said in its reply that it was aware of reports that criminal proceedings had been initiated in Turkey against Levent, Osman and Afrika.It recalled that it had earlier deplored violence used by demonstrators against the offices of Afrika in connection with the same article, underlining that “harassment and intimidation of journalists constitutes a violation of the freedom of expression, guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.The Commission said it would continue to monitor the issue, to raise it with the appropriate counterparts, and to “underline the paramount importance of freedom of expression in fostering trust between the two Cypriot communities.”Furthermore, it called “on all parties concerned to ensure respect for the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, notably Article 10 concerning freedom of expression.”OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir in a letter today to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also expressed his concern.“Threatening journalists with criminal lawsuits for their work weakens pluralistic debate in societies, can lead to self-censorship among journalists and to the overall deterioration of media freedom… The right to freedom of expression encompasses views that may offend, shock, and disturb,” he added.The Representative recalled that Afrika has been under significant pressure for an extensive period of time. He mentioned the attack against Levent and the newspaper’s offices in January, and stressed that violence and intimidation of journalists was unacceptable.“It is essential for the public authorities to refrain from initiating lawsuits against journalists for their work, including when they express differing views on sensitive affairs. I urge them to drop the lawsuits against Levent and Osman,” Désir said.Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Wednesday that the government of the Republic of Cyprus has referred the prosecution of Turkish Cypriot newspaper “Afrika” and its journalists Sener Levent and Ali Osman in Turkey to the OSCE and the EU.Turkish Cypriot daily newspaper Afrika, formerly known as Avrupa, came under attack last January, after referring to “yet another invasion” by Turkey, following its assault on Afrin, Syria.According to Turkish Cypriot press reports Levent and Osman were recently called by police to testify in a case filed in Ankara against them over the headline criticising Turkey’s military offensive in Afrin.  You May LikeForbes | Zip JobsThe Real Reason You Don’t Hear Back After Sending a ResumeForbes | Zip JobsUndoSidiario.comDiscover these remedies to travel and not get dizzySidiario.comUndoHealthZap50 Places No One Is Ever Allowed To VisitHealthZapUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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