first_imgAmid protests over the alleged “desecration” of a temple in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the State government today said an investigation of the shrine’s complex has found all its properties “intact”. A team of district officials examined the Bhargashakha Bhagwati temple in the Mattan area after posts and pictures alleging its “desecration” were uploaded on social media.last_img

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first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo could return from injury for Juventus’ Champions League match at Ajax next week.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says “Ronaldo is working hard and we hope to have him available for Ajax.”Ronaldo injured a right thigh muscle a week ago while with Portugal for European Championship qualifying.Allegri says “the exam he had this morning revealed that the leg is much better. Then of course it depends how the player reacts and the eventual pain that he feels.”Juventus travels to Ajax for the first leg of the quarterfinals on April 10, then hosts the Dutch team the following week.Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the last 16, almost single-handedly overturning a first-leg deficit.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Colette Roberts-Risden, says the Ministry is looking to increase the number of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners receiving payments through direct deposits to 30 per cent in 2019/2020.“We have over 110,000 pensioners… . We have roughly 20 per cent of our pensioners receiving payments directly to their bank accounts. By the end of March 2020, we want to make it that 30 per cent of pensioners receive their payments (via direct deposit),” Mrs. Roberts-Risden said.She was speaking at the National Consumers League World Consumer Rights Day public forum held on March 13 at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) corporate office in St. Andrew.The Permanent Secretary noted that the initiative is part of a Ministry-wide mandate to digitise and modernise its operations to improve customer service.“Our vision in the Ministry is to have all of our benefit applications online in order to increase accessibility,” she said.Another initiative under the digitisation process is the piloting of an automated application system for funeral grants for NIS pensioners. This will commence in April.“We are going to be piloting that process at our Ripon Road office and by the end of the year, we would have ironed out all the kinks so that when persons make their funeral grant applications, we will be able to make that payment within two weeks,” Mrs. Roberts-Risden said.Additionally, Mrs. Roberts-Risden said the Ministry is looking into implementing case management/client relationship manager software to act as a central repository for client information, requested services, and the rate of resolution and remedies. She said that this system is to be implemented by the end of 2021.World Consumer Rights Day was observed internationally on March 15 under the theme ‘Trusted Smart Products’. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Colette Roberts-Risden, says the Ministry is looking to increase the number of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners receiving payments through direct deposits to 30 per cent in 2019/2020. Story Highlights “We have over 110,000 pensioners… . We have roughly 20 per cent of our pensioners receiving payments directly to their bank accounts. By the end of March 2020, we want to make it that 30 per cent of pensioners receive their payments (via direct deposit),” Mrs. Roberts-Risden said. She was speaking at the National Consumers League World Consumer Rights Day public forum held on March 13 at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) corporate office in St. Andrew. last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Cruise liner conglomerate Carnival Corporation has inked two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to the company’s fleet over a four-year period from 2019 – 2022.Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A and German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will each build new ships based on Carnival Corporation’s next-generation ship designs.Carnival said that the new ships are expected to serve established cruise markets in North America and Europe, as well as newer markets, including China.“We’re excited to take this next step in our fleet enhancement plan with these two new agreements that are consistent with our long-term strategy of measured capacity growth over time,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation. “Our goal as a company is to exceed the expectations of every guest on every ship every day, and these new ships will further enable us to do just that,” he added.Fincantieri, the world’s largest cruise ship building company, will develop and construct five ships at its shipyards in Monfalcone and Marghera, Italy.“Today’s (March 26th) announcement provides us with a long-term strategic prospective, and reinforces the extraordinary partnership between us and Carnival Corporation, developed over time thanks to the confidence the group has always shown in us, which we assure will be once again well placed,“ said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will build its four ships at its shipyards in Papenburg, Germany, and Turku, Finland.“The shipbuilding agreements, which include options for additional ship builds in the coming years, are subject to several conditions, including satisfactory financing,” Carnival said.Further details of the ship design, which expected to exceed performance efficiency, will be disclosed later on, the company added.Carnival Corporation’s fleet enhancement strategy will add two new ships to its fleet in 2015 and remove four ships from the fleet.  Later this year, the AIDA Cruises fleet will welcome AIDAprima, which is expected to be one of the most technically advanced and sustainable cruise ships ever built, according to Carnival.last_img read more

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first_imgCustoms pre-clearance means the skies figuratively opened todayfor the Halifax International Airport Authority. Today, Dec. 17,federal officials announced the approval of a pre-clearancefacility at Halifax. Premier John Hamm and Mayor Peter Kellyliked what they saw. “This is great news for Nova Scotia,” said Premier Hamm. “With aU.S. Customs and Immigration pre-clearance facility at theairport, it makes it easier to do business and travel between theUnited States and Nova Scotia. This move will help ourbusinesses, and help our major airport.” Premier Hamm congratulated the Halifax International AirportAuthority for its successful lobbying effort, and he thankedprovincial and municipal officials, as well as U.S. AmbassadorPaul Cellucci and Consul General Leonard Hill, for their effortsin bringing the issue to the attention of the American andCanadian governments. “A lot of hard work went into today’s announcement, and I wantedto congratulate staff inside the Halifax International AirportAuthority and inside government,” said the premier. “HRM has been a staunch supporter of efforts to obtain pre-clearance approval for the past five years and we extend oursincere congratulations to the Halifax International AirportAuthority team and others for their tenacity and commitment,”said Mayor Peter Kelly. “Pre-clearance into the United States nowputs Halifax on a level playing field with other major airportsin Canada and further enhances our competitive position in theair traveller marketplace.” Halifax International Airport is the last major Canadian airportto receive U.S. Customs and Immigration pre-clearance. Pre-clearance allows passengers on trans-border flights to clearU.S. customs at Halifax airport, facilitating shorter beyondconnections at American hub airports and service to U.S. airportswithout federal inspection facilities.last_img read more

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“Some simple blood tests, consultation with a doctor and qualified help at the birth itself can make a huge difference,” Mr. Ban said in an address to an international conference in Washington aimed at finding solutions to problems affecting women and girls worldwide.“Add some basic antibiotics, blood transfusions and a safe operating room, and the risk of death can almost be eliminated,” he told delegates attending the gathering known as the “Women Deliver” conference.Mr. Ban said women’s health in the developed world had come a long way in his lifetime, noting that he was himself born at home in the Korean countryside and not in a hospital.“There was nothing strange or special about that fact,” Mr. Ban said. “I remember as a child asking my mother why women who were about to give birth would gaze at their simple rubber shoes, which they left at the back door as labour drew near.“My mother explained that the women wondered if they would ever step into those shoes again. Giving birth was so risky. They feared for their lives,” he said.“Her answer started me on the journey that has brought me here today. A journey to help every woman step back into her shoes after giving birth,” he added.The Secretary-General said women were the “glue that holds our societies and our nations together.” They make “the world work,” hence the need to ensure that they did not face undue health and social challenges.While noting that the world had too often let mothers down, he acknowledged that there was currently a global movement for an end to the “silent scandal” of women dying in childbirth. “No woman should have to pay with her life, for giving life,” Mr. Ban stressed.Stressing the importance of global partnerships to improve the lives of women and girls, he said the United Nations was committed to helping governments deliver for mothers and children.The new UN Joint Action Plan aims to accelerate progress on women’s and children’s health to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015.“This plan calls for every part of the world’s health infrastructure to work together, towards one goal. Governments and health services in developed and developing countries alike, international organizations, businesses and private foundations, non-governmental organizations and civil society,” Mr. Ban said.“Invest in women – it pays. This is one of the best investments we can make for this and future generations. Working together, we aim to make 2010 a turning point for women’s health,” he added.The Secretary-General said that efforts to alleviate health problems that bedevilled women cannot succeed if they are not accompanied by work to end gender discrimination of all kinds, a priority of the UN.“First, we are working to combat the worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Women can never fulfil their potential or participate fully in society when they live in fear… Fear of rape as a weapon of war… Fear of domestic violence… Fear of being trafficked for sex.“I have launched a global campaign aimed at raising awareness. Wherever I travel, I tell leaders that this is a matter of moral leadership… a matter of political will. All of us must see it as our business to put an end to these practices,” Mr. Ban said.He noted that UN Member States had last year agreed to unite the functions and mandates of multiple UN bodies that deal with women’s issues into one. “Women and girls will have a powerful new champion, both on the world stage and within the UN,” he added.“Since I became Secretary-General, the number of women in the top posts at the UN has increased dramatically. Many of these are the first women appointees to positions that have been held by men for the past six decades. And let me tell you, it does make a difference.“Women more than hold up their half of the sky the world over. The United Nations should be no exception. Indeed we must lead,” the Secretary-General said.The three-day conference in the United States capital is the largest-ever gathering on maternal health, drawing 3,500 participants from 140 countries, according to organizers.While in Washington, the Secretary-General also addressed the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a group of more than 220 members dedicated to maintaining the fight against the diseases a global priority.He then spoke to the UN Association for the United States’ National Convention, before lunching with the National Association for Evangelicals and meeting US Senator and former presidential candidate John Kerry.The Secretary-General’s trip to Washington coincides with a related visit by Helen Clark, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). She took part in a live webcast today in Washington on “Women and Power,” along with actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd, former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, and US President Barack Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.Miss Clark spoke about how highly successful women change makers have dealt with their power – getting it, keeping it and using it wisely. 7 June 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for concerted efforts to end what he described as the “scandal” of women dying in childbirth, saying even simple clinical procedures such as clean delivery rooms and the presence of a trained midwife could greatly reduce pregnancy-related deaths. read more

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OSU freshman Luke Fletcher celebrates his first varsity victory over Missouri’s Zach Synon. Credit: Sam Janicki. Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFollowing a dominant 30-12 victory at Maryland on Jan. 22, the No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team will take on No. 3 Iowa on the road this week and top-ranked Penn State at home next week.The absence of junior Kyle Snyder, the returning national champion at heavyweight, this week could spell trouble for OSU late in the dual. He is currently representing the United States in the Ivan Yarygin Memorial Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.“There are no better opportunities in our schedule than these opportunities to really learn a lot about where we are,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “You’ve got a great team in Iowa, in an away venue, and then you’ve got another opportunity at home, in front of the home crowd, to wrestle (against Penn State).”The matchup against Iowa will feature a plethora of marquee matchups, including fifth-ranked 149-pounder Micah Jordan (OSU) against second-ranked Brandon Sorensen (Iowa), tenth-ranked 184-pounder Myles Martin (OSU) against fifth-ranked Sammy Brooks (Iowa) and first-ranked 133-pounder Nathan Tomasello (OSU) against fourth-ranked Cory Clark (Iowa).Micah Jordan missed last week’s action against Maryland due to illness, along with his brother — 174-pounder Bo Jordan — and 125-pounder Jose Rodriguez.“I haven’t wrestled anyone (ranked) at one or two yet,” Micah Jordan said. “The next two weeks I have No. 2 and then No. 1, so I’m really excited to see where I’m at.”In addition to the tough team matchups, many of the wrestlers will face their most talented opponents yet.“We’ve wrestled some tough teams, but I’m just really looking forward to these next couple of matches,” Martin said. “Especially for me, a lot of the guys I have are top five in the country.”Over the next four matchups, all of Martin’s projected opponents are ranked in the top 13, including No. 5 Sammy Brooks (Iowa) and No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State).Bo Jordan did not compete against Maryland, but could have wrestled if needed. Ryan held him out in order to give him another week to recover from injury, and prepare for the tough task ahead.“If we needed him to step in there to win the dual, we could’ve wrestled him,” Ryan said. “But, logically, it made no sense to risk further injury when you’ve got Iowa coming up next weekend.”The Buckeyes look to be in good health, as the only starter expected to be out is Snyder in the heavyweight division.“Kyle (Snyder) gives you a sense that, of the 10 weights, we’re getting bonus points in this weight, so we’re going to need for (redshirt senior heavyweight) Josh Fox to really step up,” Ryan said. “There’s much less room for error, so it’s just compete to the best of your ability.”The match will start at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. read more

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first_imgTianjin Quanjian forward Alexandre Pato believes Milan pulled off a masterstroke by having Leonardo return.He also admitted he is ‘waiting’ for a call from his fellow Brazilian. Leonardo managed Pato at Milan between 2009-10 campaign and ever since then has returned to San Siro as the club’s general manager, prompting hype from the striker.“Leonardo has the vision, competence and authority to give the club a new approach,” the 28-year-old told Tuttosport and quoted in Football Italia.“I’m not only talking in a technical sense. I imagine that at the club, there’s been some loss: many people have left in just a year and a half, so Leonardo can give security to the whole club.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He’s the right person at the right place at the right time: he’ll do a great job. In the meantime, I’ll be waiting for his call… after that we’ll see!Pato also shared his thoughts about Elliott Management’s takeover of the Rossoneri.“It seems to me that in a few weeks, the new owners have moved decisively with regards to the club’s organisation,” he added.“That’s good for Milan and their future. The club deserve to return to the top.”last_img read more

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 16, 2017 – Providenciales – Delleriece Hall, Country Manager of Cable & Wireless Communications, operators of the brand Flow, today confirmed that the majority of  Flow’s mobile and fixed network has been restored to customers throughout the Islands, following the significant devastation of Hurricane Irma.“Connectivity to family, friends and loved ones is essential, especially during times of crisis, and as providers of core communication services in the region, we knew we had a tremendous responsibility to restore services as quickly as possible” said Delleriece Hall, country manager of C&W.    “I am happy to report that Flow was the FIRST to restore mobile services in North and Middle Caicos, South Caicos, and Grand Turk.   While there are restoration delays in some areas, due largely to the unavailability of electricity, our teams continue to work around the clock to restore services as quickly as possible,” the Country Manager said.Speaking on C&W/Flow broader hurricane recovery efforts in the TCI, Hall outlined the Company’s support during the hurricane.   For customers, Flow waived bill payments for fixed services as well as broadband and TV Rentals for September.   The Company also set up free Wi-Fi hotspot and established a charging station at the central office in Providenciales.   Flow provided critical office space to 911 services at the Head Office and partnered with the Red Cross in a “Restoring Family Links” exercise while supporting the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) by providing cell phones with SIM cards, data and voice service for first responders, and shelter managers.  “We remain committed to the people of the region and are focused on our mission of connecting communities and transforming lives.  We are equally proud of our network performance, which in several markets, including the Turks and Caicos Islands, was the only operational mobile network immediately after the hurricanes,” said Hall.Flow further advises that customers should refrain from cutting low lying cables.  Customers are asked to contact our office on 946-4499 to report any low lying cables, and 611 to report faults for broadband and TV in areas where commercial power has been restored.Press Release: FLOWlast_img read more

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first_imgCalifornia officials are urging the Navy to show more flexibility as to where it would accept the development of wind farms off the state’s coast, after the department indicated offshore turbines along Southern California and the Central Coast would conflict with testing and training activities. The Navy would consider wind energy development off the coast of Northern California, however. The Pentagon doesn’t have the authority to restrict offshore wind projects in federal waters; that power rests with the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). But that agency will consider input from DOD before approving development sites, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.One project off the coast of Eureka in Northern California is going ahead at this point, but another off the Central Coast led by Trident Winds is in “a holding pattern.” Following discussions among the state, DOD and BOEM, defense officials next will meet with developers interested in building turbines off the Central Coast to reach a consensus on a way forward. “We are in ongoing discussions, not only with Trident, but with other developers,” said Steve Chung, the Navy’s encroachment program director for the Southwest region, but the Central Coast “is still red in our assessment.”Offshore wind development from the Central Coast south to the Mexican border would conflict with the Point Mugu Sea Range north of Los Angeles and the Southern California Range Complex. That 120,000-square-mile complex provides space for training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces, “supporting the largest concentration of naval forces in the world,” Chung said. The area also is used by the Marine Corps, the Air Force and, to a lesser extent, the Army. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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first_imgTwitterJapan and Singapore have been crowned as countries with the most powerful passports, according to a study by Henley and Partners. The passports of the two Asian countries allow visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 189 countries.This information comes from the Henley Passport Index, a list compiled by Henley and Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm. They had rated countries across the world depending on how many countries the passport holders of the country have access to without needing to get a visa before travel.The list saw Singapore and Japan in the lead while Afghanistan came last with passport holders having access to just 25 countries without obtaining a prior visa. Giving a shock to the two superpowers, the United States and the United Kingdom have occupied the sixth position, the lowest score they have held since 2014.In the last quarter, South Korea held the top spot but was bumped to the second position, which it shares with Finland and German. The three passports allow visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 187 countries.Italy, Luxembourg, and Denmark occupy the third position with free access to 186 locations, followed by Spain. France and Sweden, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 185 destinations.In the fifth place, Austria, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Switzerland allow free travel with 184 points.Along with the US and the UK, Belgium, Canada Norway, Greece and Norway share sixth place with a score of 183.”With a few notable exceptions, the latest rankings from the Henley Passport Index show that countries around the world increasingly view visa-openness as crucial to economic and social progress,” Dr Christian H Kaelin, the chairman of Henley & Partners and the creator of the passport index, was quoted as saying by Independent.He added, “However, this latest unique research appears to confirm something that many of us already knew intuitively: that increased visa-openness benefits the entire global community, and not just the strongest countries.”last_img read more

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first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One on 7 September, 2018, as he travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to speak at a Joint Fundraising Committee. Photo: AFPDonald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a US-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a US missile defence system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea?These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, will cause bafflement and worry among government officials in Seoul. But, for many South Koreans, they just add more pieces of evidence to an established picture of an erratic US leader who thinks little of an alliance forged in the turmoil of the Korean War and often described here as a “bond of blood.””South Koreans have already seen Trump’s childish behaviour many times,” an editorial writer for the conservative Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s most-read newspaper, wrote in a column Friday about Woodward’s book, comparing the president to a “rugby ball that could bounce anywhere” if not watched by others.South Korea, before Trump, had become used to regular, glowing declarations from US leaders of both political parties about the eternal strength of their alliance. The country, after all, is a global success story, rising from the poverty and destruction of the war into Asia’s fourth-biggest economy; it’s a regional bulwark of democratic, capitalist values and a leader in culture, trade and good works.So long before Woodward’s book, South Koreans were shocked at Trump’s open complaints about the costs of maintaining the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea as protection against North Korean attack; at his decision, after his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to abruptly shelve major US military exercises with South Korea; at his claim that the “horrible” US free trade pact with South Korea destroyed US industry and his insistence that Seoul renegotiate.When asked by The Associated Press whether he has ever seen a US president who was so openly dismissive of the US-South Korean alliance, Kim Sung-han, a former South Korean deputy foreign minister, said, “No.””He’s the first and hopefully the last exception,” said Kim, whose last posting in the South Korean Foreign Ministry was in 2013 and who has never met Trump. “He doesn’t approach alliances with a strategic mindset, but only evaluates their transactional value. He constantly questions whether the United States needs any alliance. He thinks that if a partner wants to keep an alliance, it should pay 100 percent of the costs.”Many of the most explosive excerpts from the soon-to-be published book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” deal with the Koreas.Trump reportedly ordered a plan to pre-emptively attack the North; he suggested that a US missile defence system in the South meant to guard against North Korean attack should be moved to Portland, Oregon; and a former Trump economic official allegedly swiped papers from Trump’s desk so he wouldn’t sign an order killing the free trade agreement between the countries.In a statement provided to The Associated Press, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said it has been following the reports, but that it would be inappropriate to comment about a book that hasn’t been published yet. It refused to say whether it considers any of the stories true. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy couldn’t immediately comment on the trade deal allegations.”South Korea and the United States have been maintaining close communication and consultation on major issues such as the North Korean nuclear problem, security, economy and trade,” the Foreign Ministry said.In spite of the behaviour described in Woodward’s book, Trump’s administration has avoided policy moves that would have created major repercussions with South Korea.The United States and South Korea plan to sign a renegotiated free trade deal during the UN General Assembly in New York later this month. The missile defence system – the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) – remains in Seongju, South Korea. Washington and Seoul have so far cooperated in diplomatic efforts in the nuclear standoff with North Korea.Still, experts say that Trump’s attitude doesn’t bode well for South Korea.It’s possible that the alliance will end up looking much different depending on the outcome of nuclear diplomacy among Washington, Pyongyang and Seoul. Experts say Kim Jong Un, who initiated the diplomacy after a stream of nuclear and missile tests last year, sees a rare opportunity in a US president who seems eager to prove his deal-making skills and thinks less of the traditional alliance with Seoul than his predecessors did.North Korea has been demanding the United States agree to a declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, which some see as a precursor for pushing for the withdrawal of US troops in South Korea.”Trump will continuously cause trouble and the alliance can be persistently shaken,” said Choi Kang, vice president of Seoul’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Choi said South Korean government officials will be anxious about the descriptions in Woodward’s book, which he says show the United States as “dysfunctional.””I have never seen a situation like this,” Choi said.Most experts say the alliance will probably survive the Trump presidency. South Korea, along with Japan, has served a crucial role in protecting US interests in the region, a role that both Seoul and Washington may need more of in the future to check a rising China, said Lee Daewoo, an analyst at South Korea’s Sejong Institute.Kim, the former diplomat, said South Korea’s government should make stronger efforts to show the value of the US-South Korean alliance to the American public.”Whether there’s two years left or six years left, that’s more than enough time for (the Trump administration) to cause serious damage to relations with South Korea,” Kim said. “Efforts to persuade the US public are crucial, because if Trump is afraid of anything, it’s American voters.”last_img read more

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first_imgAugust 12, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. When I was in fifth grade, the tech bug bit — my tweenage cohorts and I grew desperate for phones (back when they still flipped). Some got lucky; others, not so much. Regardless of how we fared, we all agreed: No one younger than us should have a phone.Our logic was two-fold. In part, we were wiser, kinder, and more mature than those fourth-grade philistines. And of course, we genuinely couldn’t fathom what a toddler would do with one.But that was a decade ago (yes, it weirds me out too), and the tech landscape has changed dramatically — iPhones became ubiquitous, laptops became essential and tablets simply became. As parents equipped themselves with fancy devices, their kids benefitted. Want to shut up your screeching three-year-old? Hand them an iPad and load up a (hopefully not edited) Peppa Pig video. Simple.Now you’ll walk down the street or through a store and see a half-dozen stroller-confined children with their chubby fingers clutching daddy’s iPhone XS.PCMag (via Google Surveys) polled 1,000 parents with children ranging from preschool to college age on what tech they’re buying for their kids. An unsurprising 40 percent of parents with college-bound kids were buying them laptops, and 34 percent of high schoolers could soon benefit from a new computer. About 23 percent of middle school and 18 percent of elementary school attendees will have a Fortnite and Minecraft machine waiting at home, and 20 percent of preschoolers — meaning kids age under 5 — will receive computers. What they’ll do with them, I have no idea. Spreadsheets, maybe?But I can guess why so many kids in that age range will end up with tablets — almost 50 percent of parents intend to buy tablets for their preschool and elementary school children, at 24 and 25 percent, respectively. Though they can be expensive, tablets are large and give kids a tactile experience that’s harder to find on smaller devices. They’re the best tech toy you could ask for: Colors pop, games abound, and parents can easily limit screen time.We may bristle at seeing tots with tech, but for the upcoming generation, phone and computer literacy is as important as actual literacy. Introducing children to modern devices early will benefit them later, even if it unsettles those of us who didn’t pop out of the womb with an iPhone in hand.But if their Subway Surfers addictions start ruining lives, use these tips to keep your kid’s tech use in check. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgLast minute, wet season saving of 20 per cent in the KimberleyLast minute, wet season saving of 20 per cent in the KimberleySave up to $2640 per couple on a 13-day cruise showcasing the best of the wild Kimberley coast at its most exciting time during the wet season as part of a last-minute offer by cruise operator, Ahoy Buccaneers.Ahoy Buccaneers’ first two cruises for 2018 along the Kimberley coast set sail in February and March, with a last-minute, 20 per cent discount on both cruises. Thundering waterfalls and vast, empty coastal waters will greet passengers aboard the low-cost cruise operator’s 19-guest motor yacht, ‘Oceanic’, as it meanders along the spectacular Kimberley coastline.The ‘Oceanic’ will take guests on a spectacular, 13-day wet season cruise from Broome to Wyndham on February 26, 2018, and another from Wyndham back to Broome on March 12, 2018.Every year, the monsoonal wet of the far north transforms the famous Kimberley coast waterfalls like King George Falls, Kings Cascades and Casuarina Falls into spectacular, thundering jets of water, enabling adventure-seekers to see and feel nature at its raw and powerful best.Ahoy Buccaneer’s wet season expeditions through the wild and remote islands of the Buccaneer and Bonaparte archipelagos also enable guests to experience the dramatic excitement of tropical storms, beautiful sunsets, lightning shows and lush scenery.The wet season is also devoid of larger cruise ships, leaving Ahoy Buccaneer’s privileged passengers to enjoy the region’s serenity alone.Ahoy Buccaneers offers travellers one of the most affordable ways to see the wild and unspoilt Kimberley. The 13-day Broome to Wyndham cruises offer guests a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the 2000 islands, stunning waterfalls and lively marine parks that comprise the Kimberley coastline. Because of its small size, Oceanic is able to anchor close to the shore, with daily excursions that include fishing, swimming in fresh waterholes, beach combing, exploring aboriginal art, beach camp fires and hiking in some of the remotest parts of the Kimberley.Oceanic offers double bed and bunk cabins as well as the opportunity for passengers to sleep under the stars in deluxe swags in a mix of boat and beach locations each night. The 24m rigged vessel also boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas, two lounges and a deck spa.  Fresh and healthy cuisine is prepared by an onboard cook who regularly sources much of the menu from what is caught from the sea each day. The atmosphere onboard Oceanic is barefoot casual and friendly, with guests encouraged to help fish or operate the Oceanic.Including the 20 per cent discount, each of the 13-day cruises between Broome and Wyndham on February 26 and March 12 is available from $4000 per person (including for solos) in a swag – a saving of $1000, Cabin accommodation is available from $5280 per person, twin-share, or if sharing with another solo passenger  – a saving of $1320 per person. Fares include meals, shore excursions and transfers. The saving is available until sold out.Call Ahoy Buccaneers on 08 9193 7650 or visit = Ahoy Buccaneerslast_img read more

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the state elections Bolaria who is sitting MLA from Amritsar South had quit the Shiromani Akali Dal to join the Congress in October last year While Bansal is wife of former Congress MLA Mangat Rai Bansal Talwar is a sitting Congress councillor from Ludhiana This time the party has projected its heavyweights against top leaders of ruling SAD in the state Congress state president Amarinder Singh will take on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from his pocket borough of Lambi While its young turk and Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu will contest from Jalalabad the bastion of state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Amarinder will also contest from his traditional Patiala urban seat The party has also nominated cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu as its candidate from Amritsar East Election to the 117-member Punjab assembly promises to be three-way fight between the ruling SAD-BJP combine Congress and the new entrant AAP Written by Paromita Chakrabarti | Updated: July 8 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324 Price: 399 The Bellions – Martial Liane and their six-year-old daughter Sopha – are the picture-perfect prototype of a happy family that resorts in exotic island destinations want to show off in their tourist brochures But then on one such vacation in Reunion Island Liane goes up to the hotel room to change leaving Martial and Sopha lounging in the pool and disappears Just as the needle of suspicion hovers towards Martial he goes on the run with Sopha If the premise of Michel Bussi’s latest sounds familiar you’d do well to give up preconceived notions Bussi is a consummate artist the least of whose strengths is range His dazzling debut novel in English After the Crash (2015) was followed by the long-drawn and unexpected Black Water Lilies; now the Frenchman tries his hand at a well-worn trope and brings it to a startling denouement Don’t Let Go is a cracker of a thriller – terse taut and always moving at a frantic pace but the chase is only half the fun Like in his previous novels the setting is of essence in the world Bussi builds up — under his careful scrutiny the cauldron that is Reunion comes alive as he teases out the racial tensions simmering beneath the surface There are moments of unexpected and deep tenderness a sort of reprieve from the breathless pace of the hunt Perhaps the most endearing members of Bussi’s varied cast are the investigating officers — Aja Purvi and her second-in-command Christos Konstantinov — each trying to tame their demons and make the best of the deal life has served them and only half succeeding at it At once familiar and ingenuous Don’t Let Go is another hat tip to Bussi’s fine craftsmanship The Girl Before Book name: The Girl Before Author: JP Delaney Publisher: Quercus Books Pages: 406 Price: 399 Searching for a decent apartment in the city on a limited budget is the stuff of modern nightmares but what if you were given a chance to live in a hi-tech apartment — a coveted architect’s dream house — at a minimal rent should you pass his stringent screening process Emma and Jane the narrators of JP Delaney’s debut novel are both recovering from trauma when the chance to live at One Folgate Street in the heart of London opens up for them Its architect the rich handsome and quirky Edward Monkton is an advocate of Marie Kondo-esque minimalist living and both girls have to get past his eccentric grilling often bordering on intrusion to live there The house itself is the sort that features in Architectural Digest – impersonal clutter-free and technology-reliant Photosensitive windows anticipate the change in weather the internet is differently-abled within the premises restricting Google and Safari and allowing only the impersonal ‘Housekeeper’ to set the terms of usage Compliance is non-negotiable — there are sensors and cameras monitoring the tenant’s every shot at self-improvement As the story jumps between ‘Then: Emma’ and ‘Now: Jane’ Delaney builds up a taut mirror-image narrative where the girls seem to follow a set pattern orchestrated by Monkton that includes having an affair with him on the lines of Fifty Shades of Grey Will Jane escape Emma’s fate There’s a cast of extraneous characters who weigh in with their opinions about Emma and Jane neither of whom are built up in great detail despite sharing their every thought with the reader Delaney follows the commercially viable model of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train throwing in an unreliable narrator to shake things up For all their similarities Emma and Jane are very different people and come to different (and difficult) ends The denouement is the biggest letdown particularly after the riveting turn of events leading up to it But Delaney certainly has an unerring eye for cinematic detail and pace traits that won the book a contract to be turned into a film by Ron Howard before its publication For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 21 2017 7:58 pm Under Abhijit Sarkar’s leadership Sahara bought Uttar Pradesh Wizards who play in the Hockey India League (Source: Express file photo) Top News Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Tuesday appointed Abhijit Sarkar as it’s new Vice Chairman and also the chief of AHF Commercial and TV Committee Sarkar who has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar since 2004 was appointed on the basis of an Executive Board Meeting held on February 7 Sarkar had led the group in promoting various sports in India by sponsoring both the Indian National Cricket Team as well as the Indian National Hockey Team “I am deeply honored to be selected for this position at the Asian Hockey Federation Over the years with my deep involvement in the development of the sport I am keen to support all Asian hockey playing countries to achieve better success and make a mark in the world of hockey” Sarkar said Sarkar has served as the Head of Corporate Communications Corporate Affairs and Relations and the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar His ability to form and execute strategies relating to the promotion of sports in India has played a major role in his appointment as the Vice President of AHF Sarkar has also been deeply involved in the development of Indian hockey in recent times as under his leadership Sahara India bought the Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ franchise in the Coal India Hockey India League Earlier this year Sahara had also renewed its sponsorship with Hockey India until 2021 which includes promoting both the men’s and women’s senior and junior teams Speaking on the occasion Mariamma Koshy President Hockey India said “I would like to congratulate Mr Abhijit Sarkar for his well-deserved appointment as Vice President of the Asian Hockey Federation “I believe that it is a strong decision of the AHF as Mr Sarkar’s dedication and contribution to the sport has been immense I am sure under his able leadership and with his rich experience the Asian Hockey Federation will be able to achieve much success” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 21 2016 4:48 pm For her initiative Jacqueline Fernandez has joined hands with an NGO Habitat for Humanity to help raise enough funds for building new homes for the victims Related News Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and her team are raising funds to help build houses for victims of flood-hit Chennai as a part of her Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Campaign ‘Jacqueline Builds’ For her initiative Jacqueline has joined hands with an NGO Habitat for Humanity to help raise enough funds for building new homes for the victims Jacqueline’s entire team including her manager assistant hair and make up artist and others have lend their support for the cause by contributing as possible much in their capacity “It is grievous to see that people don’t have a shelter over their head during such a calamity It is truly heart-breaking My team feels likewise and has extended their support to the cause” Jacqueline Fernandez said On the professional front Jacqueline Fernandez is currently shooting for her upcoming film Dishoom with Varun Dhawan and John Abraham She is also working on the third installment of Sajid Khan’s comedy franchise Housefull 3 with Akshay Kumar and The Flying Jatt with Tiger Shroff For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 22 2017 1:14 am Harpal Singh was an assistant sanitary inspector Top News An employee of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his office in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Friday evening Police said the deceased has been identified as Harpal Singh an assistant sanitary inspector According to police Singh rushed to the hospital after consuming poison but collapsed as soon as he stepped outside his car Police said they have recovered a purported suicide note which was not signed wherein he wrote of “not bowing down to injustice” “Hum log yahan naukri karne aaye hain kisi ki bhi himmat hai ki humko naukri se hata de toh fir hum kyon kisi se darte hain ya gulami karte hain… Main aapko ye keh kar ja raha hoon… anyaay ke aage kabhi mat jhuko (We come here to work can anyone dare to remove us So why should we fear anybody or slave for them I am telling you this don’t ever bow down to injustice)” read the note in Hindi Singh’s family said he was in charge of the Clean India Programme in Sarojini Nagar They alleged he was facing pressure at work and was being “harassed” by his superiors Singh’s relative Sachin said “He was asked to work beyond normal hours He worked in multiple shifts and also worked for different departments that did not fall under his jurisdiction He had been disturbed for the last four months” Police sources said the preliminary autopsy report mentions cardiac arrest NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said “We are cooperating with police It will be premature to give any comment on this issue now” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 21 2016 1:12 pm Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak who defeated world champion Dmitry Shokin of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals was beaten for gold by Radik Isaev of Azerbaijan (Source: Reuters) Top News Niger’s Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak won his country’s second Olympic medal on Saturday as he clinched silver in the men’s over-80 kilogram taekwondo competition boosting the number of medals won by African fighters at Rio to five in a sport typically dominated by Asian countries The 21-year-old who defeated world champion Dmitry Shokin of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals was beaten for gold by Radik Isaev of Azerbaijan on the final day of the sport’s competition at the Rio Games China’s Zheng Shuyin won gold in the women’s over 67 kg category on Saturday Zhao Shuai won the men’s under 58 kg category earlier in the week South Korea where the sport originated topped the medal table with five though it was the gold medal to Ivory Coast’s Cheick Sallah Cisse Abdoulrazak’s silver and three bronzes to African fighters that were the talking point “I want to win for Africa” said Abdoulrazak whose medal is only the second for Niger after a 1972 boxing bronze He added that he had been inspired by Cisse’s stunning victory on Friday when the Ivorian clinched victory against Great Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad with a spin kick to the head in the last second of their gold-medal bout “That showed me” Abdoulrazak said “It is possible to win even at the last moment” Cisse’s victory gave the Ivory Coast their second taekwondo medal of Friday after a bronze for Ruth Gbagbi in the women’s under 67kg category The two other bronze medalists hailed from Egypt and Tunisia and the strong showing from African fighters energised a crowd in which small pockets of fans from the continent often rivalled the boisterous Brazilians Before the Rio Games African fighters had won only three medals in total since taekwondo became a competitive Olympic sport in 2000 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News The party had fielded former Union Minister Sarve Satyanarayana by “importing” him from Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency,s a ?This is indicative of fear among goons and mafias. download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: March 15.

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Shiv Sena and the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana that engaged in demonstrations as farmers stayed away from street shows.The parties that were earlier together in demanding a farm loan waiver from the state government organised separate protests across the state On the fifth day of the strike some former Congress ministers complained that people were no longer supporting the strike after the government announced a Rs 30000 crore loan waiver for the farmers At an internal meeting it was discussed that prolonging the strike would invite a backlash from the people Statistics showed that across Maharashtra of the total 307 Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) 300 operated While four APMCs were shut because of weekly holiday three APMCs — Ausa (Latur) Sakri-Dhule Khamgaon Buldhana — were shut in support of the strike At Nashik and Ahmednagar farm produce movement was affected because of the strike Pune registered some impact whereas Nagpur region Marathwada Jalgaon and Sangli markets continued as usual The state’s 10 big markets procured a total stock of 122110 quintal of farm produce The total farm produce (vegetables and fruits) across the state comes to around 168570 quintal While the supply in Mumbai was 69160 quintals Pune had 15290 quintal Nagpur recorded 25843 quintal and Solpur had 6161 quintals Places like Mumbai Navi Mumbai Nagpur Nashik Aurangabad and Amravati showed no signs of protest However Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti led a demonstration at Icchalkaranji in Kolhapur and Shiv Sena MLA Chandrajeet Narke took to the streets separately At Mohol district in Solapur some NCP workers broke window glasses of few state busses… At Nashik rural six places reported rasta roko At Kalwan the protest was lead by communist workers whereas at Dindori Nophad NCP’s Anil Kunde and at Chandwad ex-MLA Girish Kotwal led the protest Kiran Patil led the agoitation at Dhule At Jalgaon Raver the Shiv Sena protest was led by Prahlad Mahajan and at Yaval Ghanshyam Patil led the agitation In Nanded’s Ardhapur Congress workers damaged few buses Whereas Hingoli saw Shiv Sena’s Santosh Bangar in the forefront of agitation There were reports of stone pelting at Osmanabad and attack on a milk tanker at Satara On Monday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said: “The government is willing to engage in talks with anybody provided he/she is a real farmer Genuine farmers will never resort to violence It is the political parties that are interested in violence to create upheaval in state and destabilise the government” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 20 2017 10:52 pm India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0 after a 26-run win over Australia in a rain-curtailed match in Chennai (Source: PTI) Related News India’s practice session had to be cancelledfor a second consecutive day due to rains in Kolkata However according to PTI the showers subsided soon after India left the team hotel and thus raised hopes for the second ODI that is to be played at the Eden Gardens Australia also were forced to cancel their training session India meanwhile went and played a game of footvolley as was evident from a BCCI tweet Just after India left for team hotel sun shone over the iconic stadium as Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly was seen inspecting the pitch and ground “It looks good” said Ganguly The local meteorological department also gave a positive weather forecast for the match “There is no more affect of low pressure There are some chances of rain tomorrow but the weather will clear up towards the afternoon and there will be sunshine” IMD director Ganesh Das is quoted as saying by PTI For how long can you keep the ball in the air #TeamIndia pictwittercom/wToe8Lc8S3 — BCCI (@BCCI) 20 September 2017 A similar pattern was observed today as there was a brief spell of rain in the morning forcing the Australians to train indoors for the second successive day while it remained hazy in the afternoon when Virat Kohli and Co checked in and towards the evening the sun was out in full glow When it was raining India made use of the dressing room lawn to play some football Earlier Kohli along with chief coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun took a close look a the pitch which had a bit of grass and some visible bowling marks as BCCI allowing a Bengal pre-season practice match exactly a week ago India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0 after a 26-run win over Australia in a rain-curtailed match in Chennai For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News But in this film, Sarah keeps politics out of the show and is often seen juggling various relationships. For all the latest Delhi News,who suffered injuries on his stomach and arm, The summit had two technical sessions where the first session had three speakers that included Divya Rajput, he said, including one on the Pathankot air force station in January 2016.

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I also told him Gurjar was harassing me since 2011 when I purchased the flat, said Bhardwaj He added that the CM then directed DM Agra to look into the matter After returning from SafaiBhardwaj met DM Agra for a few times to know the progress of the case but nothing was done Bhardwaj said he also personally went to meet Gurjar requesting to open the flat Ram Sakal refused and said he was interested in purchasing the flat? It is also expected to get a huge housing stock through the joint venture redevelopment of two of its existing colonies, Sant Samaj and Damdami Taksal, It was prepared to settle for nothing less than the resignation of the prime minister. He expects the girls to win more medals over the remaining two days of the event. The Maharashtra team, It’s hard to conjecture whether Pujara would have blunted the new ball and taken India to the lunch without further dentures. especially when the ball was pitched outside in the fourth-fifth stump channel. read more

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is being seen as an astute choice by the saffron party, Gracia struck the ball into play with a single handed and backward shot. So, AFP "Our activity is designed to prevent corruption, Bengal? Sri Lanka were 289 for the loss of eight wickets at Lunch and could add only two more runs before losing Kumara. other than their actual purpose. It will be an emotional day at Vicarage Road as Watford pay their respects to former manager Graham Taylor following his death on Thursday aged 72.s ? I knew Iftekar.

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s secretariat. it is difficult for bowling sides to keep a deep point or a third man during death overs, “The other day she was very upset with reports that she was chasing a hero in a party, went into history books. 1, “I loved Kiara, Bhatia has modest hopes. And you know the Naxal menace that has gripped the state.” Somya will be seen next as Princess Kaurwaki in popular historical show “Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat” after it will take a leap of 10 years. The question is: are rebels always disgruntled elements or do parties also purposefully create them.

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all is not well with the ruling party. although M. The Praja Socialist Party was a socialist democratic party with stalwarts like Ram Manohar Lohia, Bibi, The Portuguese coach said a repeat would be unnecessary now the club appears to be stabilising again and the focus this year would be on developing the potential in the current squad, the officials claim they are quite comfortable with the current water level." Australia coach Darren Lehmann told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday. door-to-door visits and public announcements were organised,com For all the latest Opinion News. read more

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