Chief Spence has the support of Canadian Saulteaux actor Adam Beach

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanadian Saulteaux actor Adam Beach took to time to talk about the Idle No More movement while promoting the second season of Arctic Air that airs on APTN.“I feel Idle No More is a change of consciousness within all of us, especially for Native people, to stand up for ourselves, not play the victim,” said Beach.He’s reached out to Chief Theresa Spence multiple times and visited her over the holidays. He said he sympathizes with Spence who has been on liquid only hunger strike since Dec. 11.“My friends are taking care of her and they’re letting me know how she’s feeling,” he said. “I visited her at Christmas to bring that Christmas cheer and peace and harmony in the world we live in. I wanted her to know that someone, like myself, is watching and cares and I want to help in any way.”Season two of Arctic Airs begins later this week.Beach said fans of the show won’t be disappointed.last_img read more

RJD Cong seal Bihar deal field Misa in Pataliputra

first_imgNew Delhi: The battle lines have been drawn in the politically crucial state Bihar. The Mahagathbandhan has finally declared its candidates for the 37 out of 40 seats in the state. Names of the two candidates for Sheohar and Madhubani would be announced later.Surprisingly, BJP rebel leader Kirti Azad, who had recently joined Congress, may not be fielded from any seat of Bihar as the Congress is yet to declare its candidates for Patna Sahib and Valmikinagar. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAs Shatrughan Sinha, who is set to join Congress on April 6, is all set to contest from Patna Sahib seat and Congress planning to field Shakeel Ahmad from Madhubani seat after exchanging the Valmikinagar seat with Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP), it is very tough for the party to accommodate Kirti Azad. As per sources, the BJP rebel leader may be fielded from Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat or he may be shifted to Delhi. After many hiccups and series of meetings with all the constituents of the Grand Alliance, the alliance of Opposition parties finally declared the names of its candidates on Friday. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has declared the names of candidates for 19 seats out of total 20 seats it is contesting, including one candidate of Communist Party of India-(Marxist-Leninist). The RJD has given one seat Ara Lok Sabha from its quota to CPM and the Left party will field Raju Yadav against the BJP’s candidate and Union Minister R K Singh from the seat. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAmong the RJD candidates is Misa Bharti, who is a RS member and eldest daughter of RJD present Lalu Prasad. Bharti will contest from Pataliputra against BJP’s candidate Ram Kripal Yadav. Bharti was badly defeated by Yadav, a confidant of Lalu Prasad, in 2014. Tej Pratap Yadav’s father-in-law Chandrika Rai has been fielded from Saran seat against BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The other candidates of the RJD are Bulo Mandal from Bhagalpur, Jai Prakash Yadav from Banka, Sharad Yadav from Madhepura, Abdul Bari Siddiqui from Darbhanga, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh from Vaishali,last_img read more

Syria UN chief condemns latest bloody violence against civilians

31 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep concern over reports from Syria that hundreds of protesters have been killed or injured in the city of Hama and other towns across the country during the weekend. He strongly condemned the use of force against civilians and called on the Government of Syria to immediately halt the violence.Mr. Ban reiterated that Syrian authorities have an obligation to respect the human rights of the country’s people, including their freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly. He urged the the Government to heed the legitimate aspirations of the population.“The Secretary-General reminds the Syrian authorities that they are accountable under international human rights law for all acts of violence perpetrated by them against the civilian population,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.According to media reports, Syrian security forces have killed dozens of people in Hama. Authorities said soldiers were sent to the city to remove barricades erected by the protesters. read more

States must ensure that nobody dies of hunger head of UN food

“The State has the obligation, as an instance of last resort, to ensure that nobody should die of hunger,” FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said in a message to an international seminar in Rome. “The international community is called upon to assist those States that do not have the means to ensure minimum access to food for all their people through complementary measures.” “The World Food Summit not only reaffirmed the right to adequate food, but also explicitly recognized the crucial link between food security and democracy and civil and political rights as part of the enabling environment that is necessary for the full enjoyment of the right to food,” Mr. Diouf said in the statement that was delivered on his behalf by Hartwig de Haen, FAO Assistant Director-General. “It is well known that in the presence of hunger, the ability to exercise other human rights is severely hampered.” According to FAO, there is enough wealth in the world to ensure a minimum standard of living for everyone and the international community should devote its joint efforts to enable the poor to enjoy a free and dignified life.Referring to numerous armed conflicts around the globe, the FAO chief said the deliberate starvation of civilians and the use of food as a method of warfare were forbidden under the Geneva Conventions and were an obvious violation of the right to food, as was blocking humanitarian assistance and failing to come to the assistance of people in dire need. “But the failure to address the silent undernourshment of millions of children and adults in peacetime should also be regarded as a violation of the right to food,” he said.Warning that the scandal of hunger merited more outrage than it was getting – not only on moral grounds, but because it is a human rights violation on a massive scale – Mr. Diouf called on agencies and organizations dealing with humanitarian assistance and development to “urgently address and seek to redress violations of the right to food.” Mr. Diouf ‘s message was delivered at the start of a three-day Jacques Maritain Seminar, which is being held under the patronage of the President of Italy and has the technical support of FAO. read more

No 1 Alabama has 5 players firstteam AP AllSEC selections

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honours on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the SEC’s defensive player of the year in linebacker Josh Allen and the coach of the year in Mark Stoops. Vanderbilt running back and Illinois transfer Ke’Shawn Vaughn was named newcomer of the year.Alabama (13-0) is the top seed in the College Football Playoff after overcoming Tagovailoa’s ankle injury to rally past Georgia 35-28 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. Kentucky (9-3) will face No. 13 Penn State (9-3, No. 12 CFP) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 after posting its highest regular-season win total since 1977.Tagovailoa, Allen and Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown were unanimous first-team selections.Tagovailoa, one of the prime contenders for the Heisman Trophy, has thrown 37 touchdown passes with only four interceptions to rank second nationally in passing efficiency. He struggled in the SEC championship game before leaving in the second half with a high ankle sprain, though coach Nick Saban is hopeful the sophomore will be ready for the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl semifinal with No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1).Allen has recorded 14 sacks to lead all Power Five players. Brown leads the SEC in catches (85) and yards receiving (1,320).Vaughn has rushed for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.95 yards per carry.Alabama players joining Tagovailoa as first-team picks include offensive tackle Jonah Williams, centre Ross Pierschbacher, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.The Crimson Tide had eight overall all-SEC selections to lead all teams. No. 6 Georgia (No. 5 CFP) had seven players earn all-SEC honours, though cornerback Deandre Baker was the Bulldogs’ only first-team selection.A panel of 28 writers and broadcasters who cover the SEC voted on the AP all-conference team.___The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:FIRST TEAMOffenceu-WR – A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, Jr., Starkville, MississippiWR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, So., Deerfield Beach, FloridaT – Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, TexasT – Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, Jr., Folsom, CaliforniaG – Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, MississippiG – Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330, Jr., East St. Louis, IllinoisC – Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, IowaTE – Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahomau-QB – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, HawaiiRB – Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, OhioRB – Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, 5-9, 200, Jr., HoustonPK – Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, CaliforniaAll-purpose – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South CarolinaDefenceDE – Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, FloridaDE – Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, GeorgiaDT – Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, MississippiDT – Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, So., Birmingham, Alabamau-LB Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New JerseyLB – Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, AlabamaLB – Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, LouisianaCB – Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., MiamiCB – Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Shreveport, LouisianaS – Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, MississippiS – Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, So., HoustonP – Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston___SECOND TEAMOffenceWR – Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New OrleansWR – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South CarolinaT – Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, FloridaT – Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, So., Lithonia, GeorgiaG – Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South CarolinaG – Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, DenmarkC – Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North CarolinaTE – Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, GeorgiaQB – Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Sr., Lee’s Summit, MissouriRB – D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., PhiladelphiaRB – Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, TennesseePK – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, GeorgiaAll-purpose – Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, GeorgiaDefenceDE – Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, LouisianaDE – Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316, Jr., Meridian, MississippiDT – Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, GeorgiaDT – Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, IllinoisLB – De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, LouisianaLB – Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, AlabamaLB —D’Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, Sr., Fairburn, GeorgiaCB – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, LouisianaCB – Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, TennesseeS – Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., CincinnatiS – Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, TexasP – Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, So., Lake Charles, Louisiana___Offensive Player of the Year —QB Tua Tagovailoa, AlabamaDefensive Player of the Year_LB Josh Allen, KentuckyNewcomer of the Year —RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (Illinois transfer)Coach of the Year_Mark Stoops, Kentucky___u-Unanimous selection___Voting Panel:Reggie Anderson, WLTX, Columbia, South CarolinaBen Baby, Dallas Morning NewsMatt Baker, Tampa Bay (Florida) TimesJohn Bednarowski, Marietta (Georgia) Daily JournalRobert Cessna, The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, TexasJohn Clay, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-LeaderDavid Cloninger, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South CarolinaJoel Coleman, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalPat Dooley, The Gainesville (Florida) SunGarland Gillen, WVUE, New OrleansTom Green, Alabama Media GroupJon Hale, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KentuckyBob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-GazetteBen Jones, The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) NewsSteve Layman, WTVF, Nashville, TennesseeLogan Lowery, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalMaria Martin, WSFA, Montgomery, AlabamaDave Matter, St. Louis Post-DispatchTom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-GazettePatrick Murray, WBIR, Knoxville, TennesseeScott Rabalais, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LouisianaAlex Schiffer, Kansas City StarAdam Sparks, The Tennessean, Nashville, TennesseeNick Suss, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MississippiJake Thompson, The Oxford (Mississippi) EagleBlake Toppmeyer, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-SentinelJosh Vitale, Montgomery (Alabama) AdvertiserMarc Weiszer, Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and twitter.com/ap_top25The Associated Press read more

Baseball Ohio State drops three of four games to Pac12 opponents in

OSU then-junior catcher Jalen Washington (2) swings at a ball during a game against Bethune-Cookman at Bill Davis Stadium on April 1. Lantern file photoThe Ohio State baseball team knew facing off against the No. 5 Oregon State Beavers and the reigning Pac-12 champion Utah Utes that this would be a challenging weekend. And while the Buckeyes were able to split the series against the Beavers (7-1), they were swept by the Utes (5-1) and lost the weekend series 1-3 and dropped to 3-5 on the season.The pitching struggled over the weekend but, arguably the biggest issue of the series for the Buckeyes came behind the mound, as the defense struggled to field the ball cleanly. The club had four errors in their first game against Utah, three in the second game against the Utes and another one in the series finale against Oregon State. Game 1 versus UtahThis game was all Utah from the beginning, as they piled on the offense and came away with a convincing 12-0 victory over OSU.Redshirt junior starting pitcher and co-captain Adam Niemeyer allowed only a single run in the first inning, but the Utes piled on in the second. Niemeyer gave up five runs in the bottom of the second, thanks in large part to a bases-loaded double from freshman second baseman Oliver Dunn.The lead was expanded to 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth by a two-run home run off the bat of senior right fielder Josh Rose.The Utes scored three times in the fifth and once in the sixth, giving them their 12th and final run.Utah received a dominant combined effort from its pitching staff, as they held the Buckeyes to just five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Freshman starting pitcher Jacob Rebar delivered 5.2 shutout innings with only three hits and one walk allowed while striking out three.Game 2 versus No. 5 Oregon StateComing off a rough debut as a starting pitcher, redshirt junior starting pitcher Yianni Pavlopoulos delivered six innings of three hit, shutout baseball and led the Buckeyes to a 6-1 victory over the fifth-ranked Beavers.After scoring in the first inning, OSU remained silent until the fifth inning. With a runner on second, sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry drilled a home run over the left-field fence to expand the Buckeye lead to 3-0.Both teams scratched across runs in the seventh inning before the Buckeyes tacked on two insurance runs in the ninth off an errant throw on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single by junior left fielder Tyler Cowles.In Pavlopoulos’ first career start, the right-hander surrendered six runs on four hits, two walks and lasted only 2.1 innings. This time around, he was able to miss bats and limit base runners, allowing only three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. Of the three hits he allowed, only one went for extra bases compared to the two extra-base hits he allowed in his last start.Game 3 versus UtahAfter falling into an early five-run hole, the Buckeyes staged a late comeback, but fell just short and lost to the Utes for the second time this weekend 6-4. With the game sitting at 2-1, things started to unravel for sophomore starting pitcher Ryan Feltner in the fourth inning. He allowed back-to-back doubles to open up the frame, which brought the score to 3-1. An error and a single followed the pair of doubles and Utah expanded its lead to 4-1. The Utes would later go on to score again in the fifth and seventh.After Utah’s starting pitcher exited the game having dealt six innings of one-run baseball, the OSU bats immediately came to life, scoring a run quickly in the seventh after Ratcliff doubled and later scored on a wild pitch and throwing error. The eighth inning was the most productive one of the night, however, for the OSU offense. With two down and runners on the corners, junior first baseman Bo Coolen singled up the middle to bring the score to 6-3. Redshirt senior designated hitter Zach Ratcliff followed Coolen’s single with one of his own, driving in another run and bringing the score now to 6-4. The Buckeyes would later load the bases, but a strikeout ended the frame.Sophomore catcher Jacob Barnwell doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the Buckeyes, but Utah’s closer was able to put away the next three batters and send the Utes home happy.After Feltner left the game, the Buckeyes received a lights-out performance by their bullpen. Senior relief pitcher Joe Stoll allowed only one run on two hits and one walk in 1.1 innings while freshman relief pitcher Jake Vance came in and provided OSU with 1.2 innings of three hit, shutout baseball. Redshirt junior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik provided the lockdown performance of the game, going 1.1 innings while allowing no runs on only one hit. Game 4 versus No. 5 Oregon StateNeeding a victory to secure at least a series split, OSU could not find enough offense and fell to Oregon State 5-1.The game was held scoreless until the fourth inning. After two straight hits began the inning, freshman catcher Adley Rutschman chopped one to the right side that Coolen couldn’t quite get to, plating the first run of the game and giving the Beavers the early 1-0 lead.Junior Michael Gretler followed Rutschman’s single with a double that rolled just under Cherry’s glove and brought the score to 2-0 Beavers. An error in the inning brought across the third run of the inning across for the Beavers.After Oregon State scored again in the sixth inning, there was little action until the top of the eighth inning. With two away and the Buckeyes’ hopes fading, Junior outfielder Tre’ Gantt stepped up to the plate and drilled the first pitch he saw over the right-field fence for a home run.The OSU offense was largely shut down in this one by redshirt junior starting pitcher Jake Thompson. Thompson limited the Buckeyes to just one run on two hits and three walks while striking out seven across eight innings. OSU will travel to Builes Creek, North Carolina on Friday to kick off a three-game series against Campbell University. First pitch of the weekend series is set for Friday at 6 p.m. with Niemeyer, the likely starter for the Buckeyes. read more

Ohio State trounces Kent State 660 week after loss

OSU players enter Ohio Stadium prior to kickoff against Kent State on Sept. 13. OSU won, 66-0. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) celebrates with senior linebacker Curtis Grant (14) during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOne week removed from its first loss of the season, the Ohio State football team jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead on its way to beating Kent State, 66-0.The Buckeyes scored less than two minutes into the game to start things off before scoring touchdowns on six of eight first-half drives Saturday at Ohio Stadium.OSU coach Urban Meyer credited the win partially to the Buckeyes’ advantage in the talent column, and added his team needed a big game coming off a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech on Sept. 6.“I thought our guys played well,” Meyer said after the win. “Obviously a little talent advantage, but we had to have a game like this.”Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett tied an OSU record with six touchdown passes in the game — five of which came in the first half.Barrett said he already has an idea of what former Buckeye quarterback Kenny Guiton — who set that record against Florida A&M last season — will say to him after the performance.“I can hear KG calling me now, talking about ‘you tied me, you tied me, you didn’t beat me though,’” Barrett said.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native attempted 19 passes in the first quarter alone as Meyer said throwing the ball early and often was a big part of the Buckeyes’ game plan.“Early in the first half I wanted to throw a lot,” Meyer said after the game. “I wanted to force him (Barrett) to make plays, and the receivers — it’s not just him, it’s the whole combination of quarterback/receivers.”OSU tacked on 21 points in the second half to close out the scoring on improve its record to 2-1 on the season.Three different Buckeyes scored the first touchdowns of their college careers as role players saw time in both halves for OSU.Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh scored a touchdown in the first half on the first reception of his college career. In the second half, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall and freshman running back Curtis Samuel each made it into the end zone for the first time in their OSU careers as well.“I had a smile from my ear to ear,” Marshall said of his first touchdown with the Scarlet and Gray. “And it felt really good.”Barrett totaled 297 passing yards in the first half alone before tacking on 15 more yards in limited second-half action. Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had 65 rushing yards to go with 52 receiving yards before the break, sparking OSU to a 45-0 halftime lead.The Buckeyes’ fast start was aided by two long pass plays on top of steady output from the running game. Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas took a Barrett pass 63 yards for a touchdown before senior wide receiver Devin Smith scored on a 50-yard catch and run to close out the first-half for OSU.Redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith led the first half scoring with a pair of touchdowns — the first on a short pass from Barrett and the second on the ground from a yard out.On top of the offensive explosion, the Buckeyes’ defense held the Golden Flashes to just 126 total yards as Kent State failed to crack the century mark on the ground or through the air.Junior linebacker Joshua Perry said OSU’s ability to hold Kent State to such a low number in the total yardage column made him even happier than keeping the Golden Flashes off the scoreboard.“That’s the thing that puts a smile on my face,” Perry said after the game. “Shutout is one thing…but when you can hold an offense to that I think it’s really impressive. Like I said, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, that’s a tough thing to do.”Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) stiff arms a defender during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorSenior tight end Jeff Heuerman sat out the game due to an injury while junior defensive lineman Noah Spence was ruled ineligible by OSU on Friday due to a Big Ten and OSU rules violation.Meyer called the news about Spence — which came out to the public less than 24 hours before the team played Kent State — a “sucker punch,” but said the situation is not yet resolved.“I don’t know much other than he was declared he couldn’t play for this weekend, and what the future holds for him, I don’t know,” Meyer said after the game.Barrett’s 312 passing yards made him the first OSU quarterback to top 300 since Troy Smith in 2006.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones relieved Barrett in the second half and finished the day two for four on pass attempts for 32 yards and ran for 37 yards on four carries.Samuel finished the day with 15 carries for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also adding on 40 yards through the air. Elliott added 65 rushing yards and five different Buckeyes had 40 yards or more receiving. Eleven different OSU players recording at least one reception in the game.The OSU defense totaled four sacks, two of which were credited to freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who also led the team with seven total tackles in the game.McMillan said his success on the field Saturday came from his work in practice leading up to the game, which allowed him to come into the game with the right mindset.“I practice hard for the games during the week so the game will be easy,” McMillan said after the game. “I learned from what the guys around me are doing, so I feel like I can play more loose now.”The Buckeyes are scheduled for a bye week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

Case of vicar said to have stripped off clothes in front of

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Church of England has been accused of using non-disclosure agreements to hush up a sexual harassment case involving one of its vicars.Jo Kind, a former assistant at St John’s Church in Harborne, Birmingham, alleges she was forced to sign an NDA before reading the official review into how her case was investigated this year.She accused reverend Tom Walker of stripping off his clothes in front of her and walking around the vicarage in “various states of arousal” during the late 1980s and early 1990s.The use of NDAs has become a matter of intense public debate after The Daily Telegraph published allegations about their use by businessman Sir Philip Green.Mrs Kind told Channel 4 News that she felt the church had wanted to protect the memory of Rev Walker, who died in 2016.A copy of the report seen by the broadcaster delivered damning findings about how her case was handled by the Bishop of Birmingham in 2011.It found the church “fell short on a number of basic standards of complaint handling” and said Bishop David Urquhart “lacked adequate knowledge of safeguarding and the capacity to manage the process”.The church paid Mrs Kind £40,000 after she launched a civil claim against them, but admitted no liability, the broadcaster reported. However the institution is likely to face fresh scrutiny over its alleged use of an NDA, after the Archbishop of Canterbury, its most senior cleric, questioned their legitimacy this year.He told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in March:  “A non-disclosure agreement seems to me to be dangerous because it creates suspicion, ‘Why are you doing an NDA? Surely you’re trying to cover something up’.”Mrs Kind claimed she was warned by an unnamed bishop not to talk to the media as it wouldn’t be “very godly”.Explaining her decision to speak publicly, she told Channel 4: “I have no fear of being ungodly in that way and because I have asked for 10 year for the church to speak up about this and they haven’t.”The Church of England in Birmingham said: ‘We are deeply sorry for the pain and distress these failings have caused.”The decision not to publish the full report … related to concerns regarding the safeguarding of the many contributors.” read more

Cerro de Maimon produces coppergoldsilver in the Dominican Republic

first_imgGlobeStar Mining has declared commercial production as of January 1, 2009, at its 100%-owned Cerro de Maimon copper-gold-silver mine located in the Dominican Republic. The sulphide mill has been producing copper, gold and silver in concentrate at its design capacity since mid-November 2008 and the oxide plant has been in continuous production of gold-silver precipitate since mid-December 2008. Concentrate shipments commenced in early November and have continued on a regular basis through year end. This sustained level of mining, processing and sales activity has resulted in the declaration of commercial production. Fourth quarter highlights:Production of approximately 5.1 Mlb of copper; 1,500 oz of gold and 120,000 oz of silver in 7,700 t of concentrateShipment of 7,290 t of copper concentrate to smelters in ChinaProceeds received in December 2008 from fourth quarter concentrate shipments totalled $4.8 million, with a further $3.7 million in expected proceeds from fourth quarter shipments to be received in early 2009One-half of the 2% net smelter return royalty on the Cerro de Maimon mine was purchased for $1 millionCopper concentrate inventories in excess of 1,900 tonnes at year endConstruction of the production facilities was complete at year end except for work associated with the expanded surface water retention pond.During the fourth quarter of 2008, the sulphide plant milled 89,800 t of ore grading 3.5% Cu. Copper recoveries in the sulphide mill were 75% during the quarter but averaged over 80% in December 2008 as operations were optimised. Concentrate grades averaged approximately 30% Cu, 5.9 g/t Au and 465 g/t Ag.The oxide plant began operating in mid-December and is currently running at 75% of design capacity due to the higher than expected clay content in the oxide ore. Additional flocculent treatment capacity is being added to the oxide mill circuit to control the higher clay content of the ore and full production from the oxide plant is anticipated by the end of the first quarter of 2009.Globestar has used a copper price of $1.50 per pound, a gold price of $700 per ounce and a silver price of $9.50 per ounce in developing this 2009 outlook. Copper production during 2009 from the Cerro de Maimon mine is expected to total approximately 29 Mlb from the processing of 475,000 t of sulphide ore grading on average 3.3% Cu. Gold and silver contained in the copper concentrate is forecast to total approximately 7,300 oz and 368,000 oz, respectively. During 2009, Globestar expects to sell a majority of its copper concentrates under sales contracts to overseas smelters. Discussions are underway to finalise the marketing contracts relating to the anticipated production in 2009.The oxide plant is scheduled to process 245,000 t of oxide ore producing about 14,000 oz of gold and 280,000 oz of silver in dore. Gross revenue from the sale of approximately 27 Mlb of payable copper, 21,000 oz of payable gold and 614,000 oz of payable silver is projected to be $60 million. Operating earnings before depreciation, after $24 million of mine operation costs and $11 million of treatment, refining and freight charges, are forecast at approximately $25 million. Depreciation is projected to be approximately $10 million.Globestar has hedged a portion of its 2009 production with synthetic put options on 6,322,850 lb of copper, 32,400 oz of gold and 480,000 oz of silver at $2.67/lb, $650/oz and $11.50/oz, respectively.Net income, after $5 million in general and administrative costs, $11 million in derivative gains, $2 million of interest costs and $6 million in taxes, is forecast at approximately $13 million.Cash flow from operating activities is projected to be approximately $26 million. Exploration and sustaining capital expenditures are scheduled to be approximately $4 million and $3 million, respectively. Cash out-flows for financing activities are forecast to be $14 million.Exploration expenditures during 2009 will be focused on expanding the ore reserves of the Cerro de Maimon, drilling in the Bayaguana gold-copper district located some 40 km east of the mine, pursuing new exploration and acquisition opportunities in Mexico and Central America, and to a limited extent advancing Globestar’s nickel properties in the Dominican Republic.last_img read more

Full steam ahead at Timok in Serbia with exploration decline underway

first_imgNevsun Resources reports that a ground breaking ceremony took place yesterday at the Timok Upper Zone (Cukaru Peki) project in Bor, Serbia, commemorating the start of construction of the exploration decline. The ceremony was attended by a number of Serbian and international dignitaries including the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić; the Minister of Mining and Energy, Aleksandar Antić; the President of Bor Municipality, Aleksandar Milikić; and the Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, H.E. Kati Csaba; as well as members of Nevsun’s Board of Directors and Senior Management.Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy, Aleksandar Antić, said, “The Ministry of Mining and Energy confirms its continued support to Nevsun and the Cukaru Peki project. We are committed to supporting Nevsun as it rapidly advances the project toward production.”Nevsun’s CEO, Peter Kukielski, said “Commencing construction of the exploration decline on one of the world’s best undeveloped copper projects is a significant milestone for the company. Support from all levels of the Serbian government as well as local stakeholders have been instrumental in helping achieve this historic event on this world-leading project. We look forward to unlocking significantly more value for our shareholders and stakeholders as we advance toward construction of the Timok Upper Zone, a much-anticipated initial resource for the Lower Zone, and ongoing regional exploration on our highly prospective land package.”Contracts for the portal preparation and decline development have been awarded. The contractor for portal preparation has mobilised to site and the approximate eight-week work program has begun. Once preparation is complete, the decline contractor will construct the portal and begin decline development. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 24 months, including development of diamond drilling platform bays at depth and a lateral drift into the high-grade portion of the orebody for bulk sampling. “As previously stated with our Q1 2018 results, 100% of the land required for the development of the exploration decline and 63% of the private land required for construction of the project has been acquired.”The feasibility study on the Upper Zone remains on schedule for completion in mid-2019. The company is in the process of updating the PFS to further define parameters around the ramp up scenario previously discussed in a March 28 PFS news release. This scenario focuses on de-risking the project by reducing initial capital and mill throughput in the early years. Initial production would start at 1.6 Mt/y and ramp up to 3.2 Mt/y. The company believes this option could save up to $100 million in up-front project capital. The company expects to release the results of this updated scenario in the fall of 2018, if it becomes the basis of the full feasibility study.Nevsun continues to engage with a wide range of capital providers, including discussions with potential strategic partners who are able to provide both capital and technical, political and/or product offtake/marketing support. Regional drilling, focused on high grade Upper Zone style mineralisation, has recommenced with three rigs mobilised in late May. Drilling will initially be focused on the area identified in the January 16 release, 500 m to the east of the currently defined Upper Zone mineralisation, including hole TC170189 which returned 2.93% Cu and 2.54 g/t Au over 27 m.The company is also nearing completion on the work associated with the initial 43-101 compliant resource on the Timok Lower Zone, a joint venture with Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation. As announced late March, the recently completed $20 million drill program continued to demonstrate the potential world class nature of the deposit. A clearer picture of value will emerge with the initial resource estimate to be released mid-year.last_img read more

Un fossile de mammouth confirme la présence humaine en Amérique dès 14000

first_imgUn fossile de mammouth confirme la présence humaine en Amérique dès – 14.000 ansPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Science, des chercheurs américains et danois ont daté avec précision le fossile d’un mastodonte découvert dans l’état du Washington dans les années 1970, ainsi que l’arme paléolithique qui l’a tué : – 14 000 ans, ce qui infirme certaines théories concernant le peuplement de l’Amérique. Découvert dans les années 1970 sur le site de Manis, dans l’état du Washington (Ouest des États-Unis), un fossile de mastodonte (cousin du mammouth), avec une pointe de sagaie fichée dans une côte, partageait la communauté scientifique quant à l’époque de cette chasse. Presque 30 ans plus tard, l’équipe de Michael Waters, archéologue à l’Université A&M du Texas, collaborant avec celle du Pr Eske Willerslev, de l’Université de Copenhague (Danemark), a levé le doute, grâce à des datations au radiocarbone et à des analyses génétiques et biomoléculaires du squelette et de l’arme : le fossile remonte à environ -14.000 ans.À lire aussiCet étrange fossile retrouvé dans les profondeurs de l’océan ressemble à la créature légendaire CthulhuA cette précision, une double conséquence : ceci confirme la présence de chasseurs humains en Amérique du Nord à cette époque, déjà suggérée par les travaux récents du Pr Willerslev sur d’autres carcasses fossilisées d’animaux tués, découvertes dans cette région du monde. Ceci “enterre donc définitivement”, selon lui, la théorie prévalant encore ces dernières années, selon laquelle les hommes de la culture – plus tardive – dite ‘de Clovis’ (environ – 13.000 ans), seraient les premiers habitants de la région, ancêtres de toutes les populations amérindiennes.D’autre part, cette datation confirme également des conclusions d’ordre écologique déjà établies par d’autres équipes, à partir de l’étude du déclin de paléo-champignons parasites présents dans les bouses des grands herbivores anciens : ces derniers – notamment les mammouths et les mastodontes – ne se seraient pas éteints brutalement, il y a quelque 12.000 ans, sous la pression de la chasse humaine. Celle-ci, commencée donc dès -14.000 ans, aurait été l’un des paramètres, seulement, d’une extinction plus lente, amorcée à cause du climat ou d’autres causes environnementales.  Le 21 octobre 2011 à 13:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE announces new NXT live event in Nashville on 102

first_img Asuka says she only hit her back and is okay after injury scare at WWE live event Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announcedcenter_img Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE NXT comes to Nashville this October!Music City, get ready, because the next generation of WWE is coming to Tennessee! On Friday, Oct. 2, WWE NXT will head to Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium for a night of live action featuring the Superstars of Tomorrow! The announcement was made by WWE COO Triple H on Twitter.NXT is coming to Tennessee fresh off the historic TakeOver: Brooklyn event, where a sold-out crowd of 15,589 saw NXT’s in-your-face brand of sports-entertainment. It was the latest stop on NXT’s tour around the country, which has included stops in California, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. Now, Nashville will get a chance to see Superstars like NXT Champion Finn Bálor, NXT Women’s Champion Bayley, NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains, Samoa Joe, Tyler Breeze and more!The action-packed evening is set for Friday, Oct. 2, at the War Memorial Auditorium, with a start time of 7:30 p.m. CST. Tickets for NXT’s Nashville debut will be available starting this Friday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. CST, at TPAC.org.Don’t miss your chance to see the future of WWE up close and in person!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Triple H Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015last_img

Emery wants Auba to aim for the Golden Boot

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery is confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can go all the way to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot this season.Aubameyang became the first player to hit double figures and currently top of the scoring charts with 10 league goals after his double inspired the Gunners to a win over rivals Spurs on Sunday.And Emery in a recent report on FourFourTwo challenged the Gabonese striker to maintain his hot streak in their game against United.“I want him to continue improving, and his challenge is also collective and individual,” Emery said ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United on Wednesday.10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first player to score with 10 consecutive shots on target in the Premier League since October 2007 (Benni McCarthy for Blackburn). Pinpoint. pic.twitter.com/CHa1Tjyzfb— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2018Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I want his challenge to be that he has the opportunity to be the best scorer in the Premier League.“We want to help him achieve this and that is because, if he is scoring, he is helping us.“In the last two matches, he has had a very big performance, working and scoring. I want to say to him, ‘Don’t stop, continue with this commitment every match.’“It is also important that he takes confidence from matches like Tottenham. Now is the moment to say to him, ‘Don’t stop’.”last_img read more

Report 98 Percent of US Online Population Uses Social Networks

first_imgWho Is Using Social Networks, and How?The results of this report are further confirmation of the need for marketers and content creators to pay close and careful attention to social media, as users of all ages flock to this arena.According to comScore, social networking has reached 94.7 percent of users age 55 and older, representing a 12 percent jump between July 2010 and October 2011. During that same period, the use of email among this group rose merely 1 percent, while email usage among every other age category fell by more than 30 percent, peaking with a 42 percent drop among users age 15-24 (who spend the most amount of time on social networks, at an average of 8.6 hours per month).Fueling this growth are mobile devices: In the U.S., 64 percent of smartphone users accessed social networking sites at least once in October 2011. While much of this activity is centered on personal use—80 percent used their phones to check posts by people they knew, while 70 percent posted a status—a significant portion of these mobile users are consuming content from brands or public figures: 53.8 percent read posts from organizations, brands and events; 45.3 percent read posts from public figures or celebrities; and 34.4 percent received a coupon, offer or deal.But while social networking remains increasingly popular among users and marketers (it accounted for 28 percent of display ad impressions in October 2011), it has fallen short of attracting as much revenue, comparatively making up 15 percent of U.S. display ad dollars. It should come as no surprise that social networking has reached near ubiquity among Internet users here in the U.S. According to recent comScore data, 98 percent of the U.S. online population uses social media, with females spending an average of 7.9 hours per month on social networks, and males spending six.Also not surprising is Facebook’s dominance. According to the report, titled “It’s a Social World: Top 10 Need-to-Knows About Social Networking and Where It’s Headed,” the 800-million user network reaches 55 percent of the world’s audience, accounting for one in every seven minutes spent online in general and three in every four minutes spent social networking.Twitter usage grew 59 percent in the past year, now reaching 1 in 10 Internet users worldwide. Tumblr, ranked twelfth, grew 172 percent during the same period. LinkedIn eclipsed Myspace in 2011 as the fourth largest global network. Google+, the fastest network to reach 25 million global unique visitors, now reaches 65 million users, making up 5 percent of the global social networking audience.last_img read more

Wipro announces tieup with Israel Aerospace Industries

first_imgAn assembly line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is seen at the offices of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country’s biggest defence contractor, next to Ben Gurion International airport, near Or Yehuda, Israel February 27, 2017.Reuters fileWipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd. and Israeli defence company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Wednesday announced an alliance.Wipro Infrastructure Engineering will set up a manufacturing facility in India in partnership with IAI to meet the requirements of global aircraft OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. The facility will make composite structures in India for global markets and address the compliance requirements of IAI, other OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to meet Defense Offset Guidelines detailed by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.WIN set up India’s first Aerospace actuator manufacturing facility at the Devanahalli Special Economic Zone in Bangalore.In 2016, WIN acquired H.R Givon Ltd., an Israel-headquartered manufacturer of metallic parts and assemblies for the Aerospace industry, which has three manufacturing plants – two in Israel and one in the United States. The acquisition has helped WIN further expand its product portfolio in aerostructure parts and assemblies, expand global footprint and forge deeper customer relationships.Pratik Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering & Executive Director, Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited, said, “This partnership will not only strengthen our presence in the growing aerospace sector and standing as a partner of choice for global OEMs and Tier-1s, but will also help us explore emerging business opportunities in key markets.”ShlomiKarako, EVP and General Manager of the Commercial Aircraft Group, IAI, said, “India is a major strategic customer of IAI and the relationship with India is extremely important for us. We look forward to assisting Wipro in building its composite facility with knowhow and technologies that we will provide in the near future as part of the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and plan to expand the collaboration even further in the future.”last_img read more

Sony takes gaming to a deeper level with PlayStation Flow

first_imgNo, not the amoeba-riddled PlayStation 3 game flOw, but instead a new, immersive way to experience gaming. The PlayStation Wearable Entertainment Technology Group, or PWET, looked out into the vast, growing sea that is the wearable tech market, and decided to toss their own buoy into the ocean. As any self-respecting gamer should know, an underwater environment is oftentimes the archenemy of frustration-free gameplay. To fix that, Sony’s PWET division is taking gaming from the living room to the swimming pool.The PlayStation Flow gear amounts to a wearable tech version of swimming goggles and water wings. The goggles not only have a soothing, glowing PlayStation symbol on the side to signify that the unit is powered on, but also has waterproof in-ear headphones so you can drown out the sounds of the external world. The Flow goggles act as an underwater version of Project Morpheus — the name of which, when spoken aloud, fills the video’s presenter with noticeable joy — and the bicep and thigh water wings act as motion controls that translate your real-life movements to in-game input.When you arrive at a dreaded underwater area in a game, Sony instructs that you pause, pack up your Flow goggles and water wings, head to the nearest pool, and dive in. You’ll then be able to unpause the action, and your flawless breaststroke will become your character’s own. After you’re finished with the submerged digital environment, you’ll want to head right back to the couch and continue playing. Sony knows you don’t want to go through the whole process of showering and drying off, so they’ve also benevolently created the PlayStation Flow Body Dryer — resembling a bathroom scale — which speed-dries your body once you step onto the platform.If you really don’t want to schlep to a pool or just hate being wet, Sony assures that you can enjoy PS Flow in the comfort of your very own home — just lie across a couch, in a bathtub, pantomime around your kitchen, or head on over to the nearest Chuck E. Cheese’s and plant a flag in the ball pit.Or, look at the date, have a laugh, and get back to preparing for raid night with your buddies.last_img read more

Rail Europe GSAs announce changes to Eurail Passes

first_imgRail Europe GSAs have announced that effective immediately, travellers going to Europe will enjoy five new updates and improvements on the Eurail Pass range.Firstly, the booking period is now extended to 11 months (previously six months), allowing travellers the flexibility of securing their rail travel plans further in advance, taking advantage of any promotions or discounts at the time of booking.Secondly, the three-country Select Pass is back, giving travellers unlimited travel across three adjoining countries based on their ticket validities.Thirdly, the Eurail Global Pass now includes three new validities including ‘5 and 7 days in 1 month’ and a ‘22 days continuous’ pass.This gives travellers on very short or long stays the flexibility of using a pass that would better suit the duration of their travels around Europe.The passes themselves have also been more clearly named to avoid any potential confusion. The three distinct passes include the Global Pass, the Select Pass (for two, three or four countries) and One Country Passes (a rail pass for any given country).Finally, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will have a dedicated one country pass, aptly named the Scandinavia Pass.According to Rail Europe Manager Australasia, Ingrid Kocijan, Eurail Passes remain some of the most popular products used by Australian and New Zealand travellers to Europe; and that the popular three country Select pass is a very welcome re-addition to the range.She says the new 11-month booking validity will also be particularly beneficial during the Earlybird airfare season when traditionally, travel agents were unable to purchase Eurail products more than six months in advance.Records show that the four-country Select Pass is the most popular selection among travellers, followed by the Global Pass, which allows travellers to travel through and around 28 countries across Europe.Agents are reminded that Rail Europe tickets are distributed by Rail Plus, Rail Tickets, CIT Holidays and Infinity Rail in Australia, and Rail Plus and Go Holidays in New Zealand. Terms and conditions apply. Rail EuropeSource = Rail Europelast_img read more

4 Turkey Cue jokes If you can only think of pou

first_img4. TurkeyCue jokes. If you can only think of ‘poultry’ excuses to flee from sherry-quaffing in-laws and annual re-runs of war films, perform your own great escape and book a holiday. Turkey is one of the closest countries to Britain where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated. Although you may be unlucky enough to stumble upon an inflatable snowman in an expat bar in Bodrum, Istanbul is a safe bet for escaping the man with the white beard. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and souks of Istanbul or soak up the snowy scenery in the reindeer-free mountains of eastern Anatolia. Does Christmas cheer just give you festive fear? Have your doubts over Brussels sprouts? For all the Ebeneezers out there, flee the festivities in one of these five Christmassy-sounding Christmas-free locations. Bah humbug!1. Christmas IslandOh the irony! Get far, far away from the traditional trappings of the big day by spending it in a place called Christmas. The only thing Christmassy about Christmas Island is that it is so named because a British naval captain sailed past it on Christmas Day in 1643. A dot in the Indian Ocean south of Java, the island belongs to Australia but there’ll be no Christmas Day barbecues on the beach here. Get even further away from it all by going diving – it’s one of the best places in the world for it. The sound of sleigh bells ringing and Cliff Richard singing will be a world away when you’re deep in an underwater cavern eyeballing sharks. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 5. Rudolf IslandNo, this remote Russian island wasn’t named after the reindeer with the very shiny nose, although that would have been a nice story. This Rudolf was the Archduke Rudolf (1858–1889), Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia. Going to the very northermost point in Europe in winter would be a sure-fire solution for getting away from traditional festivities. In fact, you might just be crackers to go there. This wild, barren and extremely remote place is almost entirely glaciated and completely unpopulated – which might be preferable to seconds of Christmas pudding. Sadly, there are no cheap flights (or flights of any kind) to Rudolf. 3. BrazilOf course, you’d be nuts to want to go anywhere else but your dear Auntie Elsie’s for Christmas. But if you’d rather be on the other side of the world than stuffing yourself with mince pies, do it like a great train robber and flee to Rio. A word of warning, however – they do celebrate Christmas here. You’ll need to avoid the world’s largest floating Christmas tree, which spectacularly decorates the city’s Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. A better idea would be to venture deep into the Amazon where it is certain that some indigenous tribes have not heard of neither Shakin’ Stevens nor Wham!More: 10 places to visit in Brazil: in pictures 2. BrusselsThe Belgian capital is perhaps not where you’d think of getting away from the season to be jolly. It’s got a lovely Christmas market, it’ll probably be all cold and atmospheric and they’ll be an overwhelming temptation to indulge in festive frivolities like mugs of mulled wine and hot chocolate. But Belgium is better known for the brilliance of its beers than its love of Morecombe and Wise, and in Brussels you’ll be well placed to seek seasonal escape through an ale or two. Get the beers in at Delirium (pictured) or sink a few 11% proof Optimo Brunos at atmospheric alehouse A La Mort Subite (Sudden Death) and you’ll be powerless to resist making jokes about sprouts.More: 6 of the best Christmas markets in Europe on a budget RelatedThe Antichrist(mas) – 5 places to escape the festive fussDoes Christmas cheer just give you festive fear? Have your doubts over Brussels’ sprouts?World’s Most Christmassy Places: Top 10 festively themed destinationsWorld’s Most Christmassy Places: Top 10 festively themed destinations15 Festively Themed Places: World’s Most Christmassy Destinations15 Festively Themed Places: World’s Most Christmassy Destinationslast_img read more

Police launch speeding clampdown

first_imgA nation-wide speeding campaign began on Monday and will last until June 18.Police said that during the campaign, checks will also be carried out on the correct use of motorway lanes and in particular the three lanes section.“Over-speeding is one of the main causes of serious and fatal road traffic collisions, thus the police are focusing their actions in this direction,” a police announcement said.  You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSenior Living | Search AdsLuxury Senior Apartments in Rowland HeightsSenior Living | Search AdsUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Paris court rules in favour of Cyprus in FBME case updated

first_imgThe Paris-based arbitration court of the International Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday ruled in favour of the Republic of Cyprus in an appeal filed against the country by the owners of FBME bank.The owners of the bank, which lost the licence of its Cyprus branch in December 2015, appealed to the court seeking €1.5bn in damages from the Republic of Cyprus, citing its failure to protect their investment.In a statement on Tuesday, Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) spokesperson Aliki Stylianou said that they were “completely satisfied” with the court’s ruling.“It shows the correct decisions were made by the management and staff of the Central Bank of Cyprus,” she said.The Law Office of the Republic also welcomed the decision, saying “it confirms that the Central Bank of Cyprus acted as a prudent supervisory authority and that the Republic did not violate any of its obligations”.FBME, the holding company of Tanzania’s FBME bank, was put into liquidation by the CBC on December 21, 2015, when the central bank revoked its licence.The owners of the bank filed their appeal with the Paris-based court in 2014, where they sought compensation from the state.The Bank of Tanzania revoked FBME’s licence on May 5, 2017 and decided to liquidate the lender.The Central Bank of Cyprus which revoked the licence of FBME’s Cyprus branch and fined it €1.2m for failing to comply with the anti-money laundering law in December 2015, initially placed the Tanzanian lender under administration and subsequently under resolution after US authorities described the lender as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern in July 2014.In April 2016, the central bank also triggered the deposits guarantee scheme to compensate depositors with up to €100,000.The rejection of the central bank’s request for the appointment of a liquidator by the Nicosia district court in May 2017 – on the grounds that it did not serve the public interest – came a week after the Bank of Tanzania, which supervises the mother bank, revoked the licence of FBME and appointed a liquidator itself.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more