first_imgA court here on Tuesday directed that an accommodation be arranged for the Unnao rape victim and her family in Delhi.The court order came after the Uttar Pradesh government submitted a report saying that the victim and her family members wanted to stay in the Capital as they feared for their lives in their village in Uttar Pradesh.Lease terms The court further directed that on finding a suitable accommodation, the terms and conditions of the lease be shared with the court, so that appropriate directions can be passed to the State government to bear or reimburse rental charges till further orders.The victim is likely to be discharged from the trauma centre of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences here on Wednesday.The court also directed that the victim and her family be provided temporary accommodation in the hostel of the trauma centre for the next seven days.The victim was shifted to the trauma centre from a Lucknow hospital in August. She, along with her lawyer, had sustained serious injuries while her two aunts were killed when an overspeeding truck collided with their car in Raebareli on July 28.In its report to the court, the Central Bureau of Investigation had expressed concern over the safety of the victim and her family members.The woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017, when she was a minor.The court has put up the matter for further hearing on September 28.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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first_imgBritain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played a charity cricket match with underprivileged children in Mumbai on Sunday, the first day of a week-long tour of India that will include a trip to the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton flew into India’s financial capital and met children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep – three non-governmental organisations that work with children.Royal afternoon at the Oval with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Bowled over by their humility. @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/Kc23EncXIY sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 10, 2016They took an open-top bus tour and played a cricket match with a team from a local cricket academy and kids backed by the three charities. Kate, in sunglasses and a red, white and blue summer dress, faced a few deliveries from Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. She struck one ball only to be caught out, leading to a lively exchange between William and the fielders.The royal couple, travelling without children George and Charlotte, were due to attend a Bollywood-inspired charity gala on Sunday night amid speculation that Kate may appear in a sari from a top Indian fashion designer.William and Kate’s tour takes in New Delhi, where they will lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a wildlife park in Assam famed for its one-horned rhinos, and Bhutan.Their tour ends back in India next Saturday at the Taj Mahal, revisiting the scene of a solo – and much photographed – visit in 1992 by William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, to the monument to love.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgPIRAEUS (AP) — Juventus advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League on Tuesday, beating Olympiakos 2-0 on goals from Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi.With Barcelona already through, the result saw the Greek team end its European run without a victory in Group D. Third-place Sporting Lisbon continues in the Europa League.Cuadrado lunged forward to meet a cross from Alex Sandro and beat Olympiakos goalkeeper Silvio Proto in the 15th minute.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left striker Mario Mandzukic on the bench as he recovered from a calf injury, but the Bianconeri looked comfortable in low gear. The hosts tired toward the end of the game at Karaiskakis stadium, leaving Bernardeschi with little to do for the second goal in the 90th minute.“This was our first big target of the season, so I’m very happy with tonight’s result,” Cuadrado said. “What’s important is that we continue to improve. It’s also important that we didn’t concede tonight, so we have to continue this way.”As the lone Olympiakos striker, Uros Djurdjevic could have leveled with a header in the 41st but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny managed to get his left leg in the way.Marko Marin replaced Seba at the break to give the hosts some pace, but Szczesny denied the German who threatened on the hour after Panagiotis Tachtsitidis slipped the ball past the Juventus defense.With eight minutes remaining, substitute El Fardou Ben tried to grab a point for Olympiakos but his header hit the bar.Juventus coach Allegri appeared relieved that his team was not punished for a lapse in concentration early in the second half.“We could have concluded the game earlier,” Allegri said. “In the second half, we played the first 20 minutes the wrong way. But in Europe, it’s never easy to win.”Juventus players appeared relaxed for the encounter. Goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon received an award from the Greek club before the match, while striker Gonzalo Higuain posed with young members of Olympiakos’ staff to take selfies.Olympiakos defender Leonardo Koutris said his team’s effort was not enough to threaten Juventus’ dominance, as the Greek champion finished with just one point from six matches.“Juventus is a very powerful team. There’s such a small margin of opportunity against teams like that,” Koutris said, as home fans continued to sing in support after the game.“What we wanted was to go out in front of our supporters with our heads held high.”Group winner Barcelona beat Sporting Lisbon 2-0.—DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgAmid the fretting and the finger pointing, the fear and the disappointment, it was left to Liverpool’s most senior player to put his side’s draw at West Ham into context.The Reds were far from impressive at the London Stadium, limping to a second successive 1-1 draw. Their lead at the top of the Premier League table, which looked like it would extend to seven points a week ago, could be wiped out entirely if Manchester City beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.Worrying? Certainly for supporters, who witnessed another low-quality performance from their team and who have reason to be concerned at the club’s mounting injury list. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Jurgen Klopp and his players, though, prefer a more measured approach. And so when James Milner, who had climbed off his sick bed to put in another shift as an auxiliary right-back on Monday night, was asked afterwards whether he was “concerned” at recent events, there was only going to be one response.“Concerned?!” he replied, shooting his inquisitor a glare that could have stopped traffic. “Concerned being top of the league in February? No, I’m happy!”He has a point. Liverpool remain, as things stand, the team in the driving seat despite dropping four points in five days. City can temporarily steal top spot this week, but only due to a fixture brought forward by their involvement in the Carabao Cup final later this month. Liverpool, of course, will have the chance to make points up that weekend.And while recent displays have been sketchy, the damage is far from irreparable. When City beat the Reds at the Etihad Stadium on January 2, the gap between the two sides was four points. Liverpool have laboured against Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Ham since, and the margin has only shrunk by a single point. City, too, are capable of wobbles. Liverpool remain, for now at least, clear.“That’s the key word, clear,” Milner said. “We are clear at the top of the league in February.“[Talk of pressure] is irrelevant really. You take care of your own games. If someone said we’d be three points clear at this stage of the season we’d have taken it. There were people saying at the start of the season that Man City are the best team the Premier League has ever seen and stuff like that, so to be just close to them is good for us.Liverpool's next five PL fixtures“There’s been a lot of talk outside the dressing room but the boys have been pretty good at focusing on what we can control. There’s always talk outside the dressing room with Liverpool, I saw it last time when they were going for it with City [in 2013/14].“We’ve got to keep going, focus on our football and try and enjoy it.”Enjoy it? Is that possible, when the pressure is so great, when the longing is so vast?“Yeah,” says Milner. “Playing for relegation and livelihoods and people’s jobs, that’s pressure.“I’ve been fortunate enough to win titles, I’ve been unfortunate enough to get relegated as well. I’ve experienced it, and these are the times you should be enjoying. There’s a long way to go, a lot can happen, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the league lead changes hands a couple of times before the end of the season.“We’ve just got to take care of our business. The last couple of games, we haven’t played well but we’re still picking up points. That’s the positive side, we’re not losing games, even if there’s plenty we can improve on.”Jurgen Klopp LiverpoolThose areas for improvement were clear at West Ham, Liverpool surrendering an early lead for the second time in as many matches, and looking alarmingly susceptible to counterattacks and set-pieces. On another day, two dropped points might have been three.“It’s a point gained, I think,” said Milner. “It’s not an easy place to come, we didn’t play our best, but you’re going to have times in the season where it’s like that. You’re going to have poor runs.“Our preparation for the last few games hasn’t been brilliant with the little niggles and injuries we’ve picked up. But hopefully at the end of the season we can look at it as a good point. I don’t think West Ham’s record against the top teams is too bad and they were always going to be up for it.“We didn’t play our best and there were thing we could have done better. We had our chances, they had theirs. A point is probably fair.”And with that he was gone, off back to Merseyside to recover and prepare for the next challenge. Bournemouth at home on Saturday, the first of 13 hurdles to be cleared between now and May.It promises to be tense, but don’t expect Milner to get caught up in the drama and the tension and the terror. At 33, he’s seen too much to get carried away with a title race.Especially in February… Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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first_img“Everyone’s Irish in March.” Or at least, everyone wants to be.Few national holidays have been co-opted and repackaged more than St. Patrick’s Day. Since its first observation several hundred years ago, it’s evolved well beyond the borders of its motherland. Today, the United States and many other countries host some of the biggest, best, and downright strangest St. Pat’s celebrations. Here are a few of our favorites from around the world.The Most Traditional: Dublin(Photo via Flickr)Not surprisingly, one of the world’s largest and most traditional celebrations still takes place every year in Dublin. The event lasts a full four days and includes live music, boat races, the Irish Beer & Whiskey Festival, and a massive parade. More than 500,000 people gather along the parade route from Parnell Square to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Nearly every major landmark throughout the city from the Natural History Museum to City Hall is decked out in bright green.Travel PackagesThe Greenest: Chicago(Photo via Flickr)Few cities take “St. Patrick’s Day Green” more seriously than Chicago. Every year on the Saturday before March 17, the city dumps 50 pounds of eco-safe dye into the Chicago River, turning it a bright, alien green. At noon, hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch the three-hour parade along Columbus Drive. The tradition of dyeing began more than 50 years ago when the parade’s chairman noticed dye in the river (at the time used to investigate a sewage leak) and cleverly re-purposed the concept for the city’s annual celebration.Travel PackagesThe Most Consistent: Montreal(Photo via Flickr)Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade could be considered the world’s most “reliable.” Since 1824 — even in the face of world-class winter storms — the festivities have persisted for nearly 200 years. Everything kicks off on the Sunday before March 17 with a huge facade of St. Patrick and continues for three hours with marching bands, bagpipers, floats, and plenty of green-costumed performers.Travel PackagesThe World’s Largest: New York City(Photo via Flickr)New York City’s annual St. Pat’s Day festival has been running since 1762, meaning it’s technically older than the United States. Every year on March 17, more than 2 million people line Fifth Avenue to watch the six-hour parade, which curiously features no cars or floats. Instead, up to 250,000 paraders — including bagpipers, marching bands, line dancers, and costumed performers — make the march from 44th Street to 79th Street with a ceremonial stop at the city’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral.Travel PackagesThe Most Tropical: MontserratWhen you think St. Patrick’s Day, you immediately think “Montserrat.” No? Well, the Caribbean island’s ties to the emerald motherland actually date back centuries. When 17th-century Irish migrants began escaping persecution in their homeland, many arrived on Montserrat. The traditions they brought over continue to this day, including the massive St. Patrick’s Day celebration every March. The island’s own St. Pat’s shindig lasts a full ten days, culminating on March 17. It’s a non-stop party that includes all of the holiday’s usual mainstays: ungodly amounts of Guinness and local beer, shamrock-themed everything, and a surprising number of leprechauns.Travel PackagesThe Most Intimidating: MoscowWe kid, of course, but it’s hard to imagine Russians enjoying much of anything, let alone a kitsch-themed European holiday. Yet, every year since 1992, Moscow has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with — what else? — a massive military parade and an unnecessary display of firepower. There are also traditional dance shows, cultural lectures, and live Irish music. And lots and lots of vodka.Travel PackagesThe Most Surprising: South KoreaIt’s difficult to imagine why or how the St. Patrick’s holiday might have ever taken hold in Asia. But, given the South Koreans’ love of kitsch, bling, and a damn good time, perhaps it’s not that surprising after all. Since 1992, Seoul has hosted a St. Pat’s-themed festival every year, and every year the attendance grows considerably. The entire celebration overtakes Cheonggyecheon, an impressive, seven-mile-long recreation space in the heart of the capital.Travel PackagesThe Most Irish (Outside of Ireland): BostonNo one would notice if Boston decided to officially change its name to New Dublin. The city is home to more Irish descendants per square mile than anywhere else in the U.S. No Boston neighborhood is more Irish than South Boston (“Southie” to locals), home to the appropriately named South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It’s a dizzying festival that blends an amazing parade, road races, a traditional breakfast, thousands of green-clad revelers, and a veritable ocean of Guinness. In an already hard-drinking town, it’s no surprise that many businesses don’t open the following day. When two-thirds of your employees and customers are sure to be nursing a Kerouac-worthy hangover, why bother?Travel Packages The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Golast_img read more

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first_img The Government is poised to generate significant savings from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) implementation of the US$40-million Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).The initiative, which was launched during a stakeholders’ workshop at the PCJ Auditorium in New Kingston on Wednesday (May 30), is expected to yield a reduction of US$6 million per annum in government expenditure on energy consumption at the 80 health and educational entities shortlisted for its implementation.The phased roll-out, which runs until 2023, will entail the infrastructural upgrading at these entities through the installation of energy-efficient equipment and technology.Additionally, it will target improvement in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMR) traffic management system, which is projected to, among other things, reduce travel time by approximately 35 per cent, resulting in lower fuel consumption.Speaking at the workshop, Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said the public sector is “taking the lead” in relation to energy efficiency and conservation.He argued that despite Jamaica’s moving towards diversification, “I believe that the ‘cheapest energy’ around is energy efficiency and conservation”.In this regard, the Minister encourages Jamaicans to practise prudent energy management and conservation, even as the Government works to create a sustainable energy future for the country.Meanwhile, Dr. Wheatley said the investment in improving the traffic management system under the programme also aims to enhance public safety and security.“The urban traffic management system involves upgraded traffic controllers, CCTVs and communication switches at intersections to provide real-time traffic count and patterns, among other things,” he outlined.The EMEP’s Programme Manager, Derian Jackson, said the project will make a significant contribution to Jamaica becoming more energy efficient.He said the goal is to reduce consumption in the targeted beneficiary institutions by 50 per cent. These include 18 hospitals and health facilities and 20 schools.Mr. Jackson advised that the PCJ will be partnering with the National Works Agency to implement an upgraded urban traffic management system within the KMR.He said the programme is expected to assist in the reduction of the country’s carbon footprint, adding that training will be a critical component of the initiative.The programme also aims to boost the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry’s expertise and capacity to complete an Integrated Resource Plan for Jamaica to guide the development of a modern energy sector.The initiative is being jointly funded through loans totalling US$30 million from the Inter-American Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency, and a US$10-million grant provided by the European Union Caribbean Investment Facility.The workshop brought together key stakeholders to discuss the EMEP’s objectives, expectations of the programme’s sponsors and donors, and the Government’s perspective on the programme’s anticipated outcomes. The initiative, which was launched during a stakeholders’ workshop at the PCJ Auditorium in New Kingston on Wednesday (May 30), is expected to yield a reduction of US$6 million per annum in government expenditure on energy consumption at the 80 health and educational entities shortlisted for its implementation. The Government is poised to generate significant savings from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) implementation of the US$40-million Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP). Additionally, it will target improvement in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMR) traffic management system, which is projected to, among other things, reduce travel time by approximately 35 per cent, resulting in lower fuel consumption. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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first_imgLa Nouvelle-Écosse a une nouvelle stratégie pour le développement de l’aquaculture, qui contribuera aux efforts visant à créer une industrie durable et des richesses dans les communautés rurales et côtières. La stratégie mise sur quatre piliers clés : l’aquaculture responsable, l’engagement envers l’aquaculture, les protections réglementaires ainsi que les emplois et l’économie. Au fil des années, le gouvernement a entendu de nombreux points de vue sur le développement de l’aquaculture. La stratégie est une réponse équilibrée. Elle inclut également une étude de faisabilité sur l’aquaculture en parc clos en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Notre stratégie démontre notre engagement à développer l’aquaculture d’une façon qui protège l’environnement et les pêches traditionnelles, a dit Sterling Belliveau, ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture. L’avenir de l’aquaculture en Nouvelle-Écosse est prometteur, et cette stratégie nous guidera. » L’industrie de l’aquaculture de la province est l’une des plus diversifiées au monde; elle inclut de nombreuses différentes espèces de poissons, de mollusques et de crustacés, ainsi que la mousse d’Irlande et de nombreuses autres plantes marines. L’industrie compte la plus importante installation de production à terre au monde, et chaque comté de la province à un lien à l’industrie. L’aquaculture contribue de façon considérable aux économies des communautés rurales et côtières, d’une valeur d’environ 50 millions de dollars par année. Elle crée 750 emplois directs et plus de 1 000 emplois indirects. « L’Association aquacole de la Nouvelle-Écosse est ravie de cette nouvelle stratégie sur l’aquaculture, a dit Bruce Hancock, directeur général de l’association. Nos membres sont fiers de leurs pratiques d’aquaculture responsable, et ils apprécient les efforts du gouvernement provincial visant à relever la barre en ce qui a trait aux normes opérationnelles. Nous sommes confiants que nous pouvons relever ce défi. » « Nous sommes également très heureux de voir l’engagement du gouvernement à fournir les bons outils aux petits et moyens exploitants afin de leur permettre de prospérer dans les régions rurales de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » Pour consulter la stratégie (en anglais seulement), visitez le http://gov.ns.ca/fish/NS-Aquaculture-Policy.pdf.last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA – The chief actuary’s latest report on the future costs for the federal government’s largest seniors benefit program, old age security, is painting a new picture of spending on the program between now and 2060. Here are a few numbers to keep in mind:5.8 million: Number of old age security recipients this calendar year9.3 million: Number of old age security recipients in 2030$52.2 billion: Projected old age security spending this year$104.3 billion: Projected old age security spending in 2030$246.5 billion: Projected old age security spending in 206021: Average number of years a senior today will receive old age security benefits24: Average number of years a senior will receive old age security benefits in 2060 due to a boost in life expectancy3.2: Old age security spending as a percentage of the overall economy in 20312.7: Spending as a percentage of the overall economy in 2060, levels similar to what was seen in the early 1990s.$3 billion: Savings expected in 2060 as a result of an expansion to the Canada Pension Planlast_img read more

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first_imgTake Our PollThe industry has many Conservative supporters in Alberta with Williams saying the biggest one being Premier Jason Kenney.“When the pipeline announcement was made, Andrew Scheer said ‘show me the pipeline,’ whereas Jason Kenney provided a brief but very effective commentary about the legacy of the Liberal government and his concerns about their support for the energy industry.”On Tuesday, the UCP government officially filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C-69, the Environmental Assessment Act. CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Voters in Calgary and Alberta will be watching the election campaign closely to make sure their voices are heard.In 2015, 29 of the 34 seats in the province went to the Conservatives with the Liberals winning four seats and the NDP capturing one.Mount Royal University Political Scientist Lori Williams said the Conservatives are looking to make sure the whole province is painted blue.“They’re focusing on the connections, the corporate connections with the Liberal government and how those corporate connections are the real indication of the priorities of the Liberal government and also the ethics.”Williams expects a fairly negative campaign, especially from the Liberals who will be opposing the Conservatives on several fronts.“They’re focusing on the opposition to progressive, saying their cutting taxes for the wealthy and services for everybody else to try and make the connection to Doug Ford which they know is a real vulnerability for the Conservatives.”READ MORE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to start election campaign Wednesday morningMeanwhile, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce released its to-do list for federal parties with the biggest goal being of people back to work.“What we’re asking for is to have a competitive environment in our businesses, to grow businesses, create jobs, invest in Canada and most importantly give back to our communities,” said President and CEO Sandip Lalli.Lalli says the Chamber has five main priorities for the election: develop a climate policy, expand trade, create a globally competitive tax system, close the skills gap and plan for the fiscal future.In advance of the upcoming federal election, we are launching a joint federal election platform with @EdmontonChamber. Our platform includes 12 recommendations across five pillars for all parties’ consideration. Learn more: https://t.co/BU8K3JKBIO #PodiumofRecord #cndpoli pic.twitter.com/9DWGZvLZM7— Calgary Chamber (@CalgaryChamber) September 9, 2019Despite policies and pushback from the federal government, Lalli said Calgary’s oil and gas industry is here to stay.“Our bedrock industries are still our bedrock industries and there’s an infusion of innovation into those industries.” What do you expect will be the outcome of the federal election?Liberal minorityLiberal majorityConservative minorityConservative majorityOtherVoteView Resultslast_img read more

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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that countries meeting next year to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will take action to eliminate nuclear arsenals in their entirety, six decades after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “The goal of a nuclear weapons-free world is still a long way off,” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered by Nobuyasu Abe, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, to the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima, the Japanese city struck by an atomic bomb 59 years ago today. Three days later, a second bomb levelled the city of Nagasaki. He noted that while there has been progress in disarmament, especially since the end of the Cold War, tens of thousands of nuclear weapons remain in arsenals around the world, and there have been worrying indications that efforts are underway to develop new types of nuclear arms. “The continued existence of nuclear stockpiles leaves the shadow of nuclear war hanging over our world – particularly given the existence of clandestine networks dealing in nuclear materials and the prospect of terrorists with extreme ambitions gaining access to these materials,” Mr. Annan said. He voiced his hope that next year’s review conference in New York of the parties to the NPT will not only reconfirm the undertakings already made by the nuclear-weapon States to accomplish the total elimination of nuclear weapons, but that words will also be turned into deeds. “On this day of remembrance, let us renew our vow that the horrors experienced by the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 will never be repeated, and that, one day, we will live in a world free of the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons,” he declared. read more

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Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail is likely to present a list of the Janjaweed militia groups – who stand accused of brutal and deadly attacks against civilians in Darfur – it can control during the fourth meeting of the Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) in Khartoum.Briefing reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York, spokesman Fred Eckhard said the Sudanese authorities will instruct those militias to stop their attacks and give up their weapons.Starting next week, the members of JIM will travel to Darfur, a remote region in Sudan’s far west, to assess what progress has been made by Khartoum in meeting its pledges.The JIM was set up by Khartoum and the UN last month to monitor the commitments made by the two sides to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, widely viewed as the worst prevailing in the world today.There are more than 1.2 million IDPs living across Darfur, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Most fled their home villages because of Janjaweed attacks or fighting between Government forces and two rebel groups. Another 200,000 refugees live in neighbouring Chad.With many IDPs at risk of disease or malnourishment, the World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up its relief operations as the annual rainy season – which makes road travel almost impossible in some areas – reaches its apparent peak.Mr. Eckhard said the WFP was concentrating its latest airlifts around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, which has been hardest hit by the rains.Meanwhile, Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, today spoke to John Garang, leader of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), by telephone about the ongoing peace talks in Naivasha, Kenya, to resolve the long-running conflict in Sudan’s south.UN officials have said they are hopeful that the SPLA and Khartoum can reach an agreement this year to end the civil war in southern Sudan, which has raged since 1983 and left more than 3.5 million people internally displaced or forced to live as refugees in neighbouring countries.UN humanitarian agencies have expressed concerns about recent reports that some of the thousands of IDPs returning voluntarily to southern Sudan from the north in anticipation of an end to the war are being harassed and abused. read more

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first_imgTEN PEOPLE HAVE been taken to hospital following a gas explosion on a residential street in Essex.Sky News reports that one person is said to have suffered from life-threatening injuries, while another two people are in a “serious condition”.The Essex Police confirmed that 19 houses have been evacuated and that there are ten casualties.The police received several 999 calls to reports of an explosion in Cloes Lane, Clacton at 8.27am this morning.Five emergency ambulances, one paramedic rapid response car, our hazardous area response team (HART) and several ambulance Incident Officers were sent to the scene. Two air ambulances are also at scene and Colchester General Hospitals and Broomfield Hospital have been put on alert.The police added that electricity will be be turned off in Cloes Lane, affecting the whole street for some time and they have asked that people stay away from the area.Anyone who is concerned about friends or relatives can contact Essex Police by calling 101, extension 489803.Read: United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children> Read: Man (28) dies in accident after car he was working on falls>last_img read more

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first_imgEvery year we tune in to the CanSecWest conference and watch the Pwn2Own challenge commence. This usually consists of browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari getting hacked on the first day. One browser you will notice is missing from that list is Google Chrome, the reason being its sandbox security measures have made it very tough to crack.In fact, Google uses three types of security measure in Chrome that make it very difficult to exploit. They consist of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), Data Execution Prevention (DEP), and the most commonly referred to sandbox.ASLR means the data used for the executable, libraries, heap, stack, and address space are never in the same location twice in memory. This makes predictions tough for the hacker making certain types of exploit very difficult if not impossible to use. DEP stops code execution from a non-executable memory region which means the common buffer overflow exploits don’t work. Finally we have the sandbox, which sees each tab you open in Chrome get its own process and is stripped of its rights meaning it can’t affect anything other than itself on the system and in the browser.Tough as all those measures sound and indeed are, Chrome has had its sandbox compromised this week by security company VUPEN. The video above shows the hack using a sophisticated zero-day exploit that manages to run arbitrary code through the browser. Most importantly, it bypasses the sandbox, ASLR, and DEP security measures.The exploit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems and executes silently meaning it can be used without the browser or system crashing. In order for it to work a user would just have to visit a website created to take advantage of the vulnerabilities.As it uses new zero-day vulnerabilities VUPEN has discovered, it would be possible to use it on the most recent version of Chrome most of us end users will be running. However, for that to happen VUPEN would need to make the exploit public which it has no intention of doing. The only other way this could be used in the wild is if some other hacker has managed to find the same or similar exploits. Let’s hope not.Read more at Vupenlast_img read more

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first_imgGreece has asked the EU for ‎€480 million euros (US$534 million) in emergency funds to help shelter 100,000 refugees, the government said Tuesday, warning that the migrant influx threatened to overwhelm its crisis-hit resources.“Greece has submitted an emergency plan to the European Commission … corresponding to around 100,000 refugees,” government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told reporters.“We cannot bear the strain of all the refugees coming here … these are temporary measures, there needs to be a permanent solution on where the refugees will be relocated,” she added.“Greece has made it clear that it will use every diplomatic means available to find the best possible solution,” Gerovassili said.With Austria and Balkan states capping the numbers of migrants entering their soil, there has been a swift build-up along the Greek border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).Athens had previously warned that it could be stuck with up to 70,000 people trapped on its territory.Gerovassili said there were 25,000 migrants and refugees currently in the country and that FYROM was only allowing “a few dozen” through every day.Over 7,000 people – many of them stranded near the Idomeni border crossing for days – spent a freezing night and awoke under wet canvas among sodden wheat fields.Greek news agency ANA said another 6,000 people were waiting to cross to the mainland after landing on islands in the Aegean from neighbouring Turkey.The spokeswoman said the Greek army was helping feed some 10,000 people.Thousands more are fed by aid and church groups and the government has put out a call for private donations of food, medicine and health supplies.Gerovassili added that migration flows from Turkey showed no sign of slowing down despite the recent deployment of NATO warships to help the Turkish coastguard tackle people-smugglers sending migrants to Greece.“There has not been a significant reduction in the flow…today there were just over 1,000 (new arrivals) which is considered ordinary,” she said.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgEvergreen Public Schools will host two open houses this month to present information and answer questions about its proposed $695 million bond measure.The first open house will run from 2 to 3 p.m., and the second from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., both on Jan. 25. Both sessions will be held at the district’s Administrative Service Center at 13501 N.E. 28th St.Evergreen Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $695 million bond measure on the Feb. 13 ballot. The total package will also include an additional $95 million in state matching funds and $12 million in local impact fees.last_img read more

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first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The National Black Police Association hosted a workshop on police stops in Miami, Saturday morning.Retired City of Miami Police sergeants Roger Smith and Willie Jackson invited the public out to teach them what to do when they are stopped by police. The two-hour event took place at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, located at 480 N.W. 11th St.Jackson said the goal of the workshop is to improve race and police relations, as well as refine the image of officers. “In light of all the recent killings of unarmed black males, we felt the need to educate the public, especially the black community, about what to do if you’re stopped by the police,” he said, “because a lot of times situations get out of hand, and things are said and escalate, and people lose their lives.”This effort was initiated by the Miami Chapter of the NBPA and is now a partnership with the City of Miami Retired Police Officers Community Benevolent Association, which manages the museum.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_img“People who used to read my weekly sports column in Brandweek now go to NYSportsJournalism.com,” Janoff said. “I’m in the process of moving the content to a more extensive host system that can support a lot of active advertising.”Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, BeyondJanoff has ambitious plans for the “SportsJournalism” brand which, right now, he operates and produces on his own. If he’s able to effectively monetize the site after swapping hosts, Janoff hopes to hire writers and expand beyond New York into Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.“My plan is to get the New York site well established and then build and launch the other sites, so I purchased the URLs to protect them,” Janoff said. “Writers I know in the respective cities have asked to work on the sites, but I want to be able to pay them to do so.“ESPN is just now opening a Chicago-based Web site and they’ve been around a long time,” he added. “I see the online SportsJournalism.com network building faster than that.” Barry Janoff, who served as executive editor and sports editor at Nielsen’s Brandweek magazine since 2001, was laid off last month as part of a consolidation of the editorial staffs across Brandweek, Adweek and Mediaweek. Since then, Janoff has been working full time on NYSportsJournalism.com, a daily sports marketing Web site he launched in mid-January.“I wanted to oversee a daily sports publication, which translates very well to the Web because costs are lower and potential audience reach is much greater than trying to run a daily print entity, especially given the current economy,” Janoff told FOLIO:. The site, Janoff said, competes directly with other sports news sites like SportsBusinessDaily.com and CNBC.com’s Sports Biz with Darren Rovell. So far, he said, traffic is approaching the “five-digit range,” driven in part by e-newsletters which he sends two to three times per week.last_img read more

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first_imgA musician plays taps to conclude the Memorial Day observance at Evergreen Cemetery in 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)U.S. and Alaska flags were flying at half-staff today until noon in recognition of Memorial Day.Listen nowThe holiday recognizes people who have died in military service.In a White House proclamation, President Donald Trump designated 11 a.m. local time to unite in prayer for permanent peace and asked all Americans to observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.The proclamation notes this year is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, in which more than 4.7 million Americans served and more than 100,000 died.Gov. Bill Walker urged Alaskans not to forget the men and women who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the nation.last_img read more

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first_imgA housewife, who suffered burn injuries allegedly inflicted by her in-laws at Nardahi Charpara village in Kalihati upazila of Tangail early Wednesday, died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Shapla Begum, 22, wife of Rabbi Islam and daughter of Billal Hossain of the same village.Locals said hearing the victim’s screams around 1:00am, they rushed there and found unconscious Shapla severely burnt.Later, she was taken to Tangail General Hospital. As her condition deteriorated, she was referred to DMCH.Later, the victim succumbed to her injuries at DMCH.However, when contacted, Mir Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kalihati police station, said they did not receive any complaint till filing of this report.Mother of the deceased Marjina Begum claimed Shapla’s husband used to torture her for dowry very often.last_img read more

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