Cet été, les bibliothèques publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse invitent les enfants, les adolescents et les familles à participer à une série d’activités amusantes et interactives qui feront le bonheur de tous. « L’été est notre période la plus occupée de l’année. Lorsque les enfants ont terminé l’école, ils aiment beaucoup venir à la bibliothèque, affirme Kristal Fleuren-Hunter, bibliothécaire responsable des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque régionale Pictou-Antigonish. Nous organisons toute une gamme d’activités et de programmes amusants et stimulants. De plus, les jeunes peuvent rencontrer tous leurs amis et même se faire de nouveaux amis. » Les activités qui se dérouleront cet été incluent : robotique Lego, jeux informatisés, soirées de construction de forts en famille, heure du conte dans le parc, zoo musical, science naturelle, heure du conte avec un fermier, Minecraft, Camp Overdue (pour ados), programmes d’art, chasses aux trésors naturels, reptiles, musiciens, artisanat, jeux, coloriage, marionnettes, clubs de lecture et défis estivaux. Il y aura également des concours et des prix à gagner, y compris des livres et des vélos offerts gracieusement par le programme « Adoptons une bibliothèque » ainsi que des laissez-passer pour les musées offerts par le Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Des études démontrent que les élèves qui font de la lecture pendant l’été obtiennent de meilleurs résultats scolaires. Les bibliothèques publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse offrent également une variété de programmes de lecture afin d’aider les enfants à explorer leurs intérêts et à développer une passion pour la lecture. Un club offert dans de nombreuses bibliothèques est le Club de lecture d’été TD, en collaboration avec Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. Le thème cette année est la nature, et les bibliothèques encourageront les enfants non seulement à lire, mais aussi à penser à la nature et à être actifs grâce à des programmes, des concours et des activités stimulants. « Nos bibliothèques publiques font un excellent travail en favorisant l’activité et l’engagement des enfants, tout en les mettant au défi d’explorer leurs intérêts et leur imagination », souligne Tony Ince, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Cette année, le Club de lecture d’été TD organise une journée de lancement national intitulée « À vos marques, prêts, lisez! » le 25 juin. La bibliothèque centrale d’Halifax sera le siège social national pour l’activité en anglais, et offrira des activités et des programmes spéciaux à l’intention des enfants et des familles. En 2015, plus de 13 800 enfants et adolescents se sont inscrits à un club de lecture estival et ont lu plus de 112 000 livres. L’été dernier, plus de 43 000 personnes ont participé à environ 1500 activités et programmes estivaux dans les bibliothèques publiques à l’échelle de la province. Des célébrations de lancement des programmes de lecture estivaux sont prévues dans les bibliothèques publiques de la province à la fin du mois de juin. Les programmes se déroulent jusqu’à la fin du mois d’août. Des renseignements sur les programmes d’été et les clubs de lecture sont disponibles auprès des bibliothèques publiques locales. Pour une carte des bibliothèques publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse et des liens à chaque région, consultez le library.novascotia.ca/map (en anglais seulement).
October 18, 2019
NEW DELHI: A 45-year-old man was killed and two others were injured after a truck they were travelling in fell off a flyover in central Delhi in the early hours of Saturday. The truck driver, Jallaluddin, a resident of Mewat district in Haryana, died on the spot while Sarukh and Wazid, who were on their way to Azadpur market from Maharashtra, suffered injuries, police said. “Police were informed at around 2 am about the accident that occurred near Ring Road bypass flyover. We had to use gas cutters to take out the three persons trapped inside the truck,” a police officer said. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where Jallaluddin was declared brought dead while the other two are undergoing treatment, police said.
October 6, 2019
In a statement to the press issued by its President for April, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany, Council members demanded that the LRA immediately stop all attacks against civilians.The 15 members said it was vital that the warring parties in northern and eastern Uganda explore “all peaceful avenues to resolve” their conflict, and allow aid workers unrestricted access to civilians. They also said the Ugandan Government must step up its protection of displaced persons.The statement followed a private briefing earlier today from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, who later told reporters that “a major humanitarian emergency” was unfolding in Uganda.”I would say this is perhaps the most under-reported story in the world today,” he said. “Because where else would there be 10,000 kidnapped children in the course of only 18 months who have been terrorized into becoming killing machines, terrorized into attacking their own villages, killing their own relatives?”The envoy said that most of the soldiers and most of the victims of the war are children. “By some estimates minors make up 80 per cent of the LRA soldiers,” he said.The children are abducted and forcibly recruited into the LRA, he said, with many girls also serving as sexual slaves for the senior commanders of the group, which wants to impose the Ten Commandments of the Christian Bible as the law in Uganda.During a field visit late last year, Mr. Egeland said, he spoke to a girl – she has now escaped from the LRA – who said that she and other captives were once forced to take another child who tried to flee and “literally tear apart that child with her own teeth.””The psychological trauma of these acts is incalculable. The atrocities are unspeakable and they affect thousands and thousands and thousands every month,” he said.The LRA’s policy of abductions had also created a new phenomenon known as “the night commuter,” he said, where as many as 40,000 children and mothers walk for hours every night to sleep outside hospitals, town halls and community centres because they feel it is unsafe anywhere else.In its press statement, Council members said such crimes as abductions, sexual violence and sexual exploitation “should not remain unpunished.” It also expressed concern about the large-scale displacement of civilians.Mr. Egeland said the number of people uprooted from their homes because of the fighting has almost trebled to more than 1.5 million now from 550,000 in January 2002. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been able to provide basic supplies to most of those people.Only 10 per cent of the $127 million in donations sought by the UN to relieve the suffering in Uganda has been received so far, he said, adding that more is needed to prevent a break next month in the process that delivers cereals to the needy.He said the Ugandan Government, regional organizations and the international community have done “far too little” for the people of northern Uganda, but he was heartened that Council members today pledged to devote greater funds and attention to the problem.
September 21, 2019
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September 21, 2019
52 Comments Today, we have specially trained officers within the PSNI’s Public Protection Branch who work closely with our partner agencies on a daily basis to ensure a joined up approach to dealing with allegations of child abuse. This multi-agency approach is based on information sharing and joint police/ social care working which allows the agencies to effectively and promptly safeguard victims and potential victims.Counselling One in Four, an organisation that supports survivors of sexual abuse, also welcomed the report.Executive Director Maeve Lewis said: “The Hart Report documents the unspeakable cruelty to which the most vulnerable children in Northern Ireland were subjected over decades while in the care of the State.Vicious physical abuse, repeated sexual abuse and neglect were the routine experience of the children. Many of them have endured the impact of this inhumane treatment throughout their lives.“Judge Hart describes catastrophic failures of the State agencies, religious congregations and the Church authorities to properly monitor the care of the children. The shocking revelations in Northern Ireland mirror those exposed by the Ryan Report (2009) into institutional abuse in the Republic.We must salute the tremendous courage of all the survivors who gave evidence before the Inquiry and who continue to suffer from the trauma of their childhoods.“Unlike in the Republic, no redress scheme was set up to run alongside the Inquiry. It is a matter of great urgency that a compensation scheme be established for the survivors, many of whom are now elderly and living in straitened circumstances. We commend Judge Hart and his team for the tremendous work they have done.”Anyone affected by the report, in Northern Ireland or the Republic, has been encouraged to contact Connect – a professional telephone-based counselling service on the freephone number 00800 477 477 77 (NI) or 1800 477 477 (RoI).Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 6-10pm. For more information, click here.With reporting by Órla Ryan Read: On dramatic day for politics in the North, a senior DUP figure also stood downRead: Martin McGuinness receives heartfelt tributes from Bertie Ahern and… Ian Paisley Jr Friday 20 Jan 2017, 4:25 PM The disposal of our farm and Abbey at Kilnacrott was directly related to our attempts to compensate and reach out to victims. Although our Abbey is now closed, a member of our community will continue to be available to listen to those who have been abused. I again acknowledge our failings to all those who have been so horribly betrayed.Bishop of Kilmore Leo O’Reilly meanwhile said of the Smyth findings “to abuse a child is a most abhorrent act, is evil and to be condemned unreservedly”.“Judge Hart’s report reminds us again of the appalling crimes against children committed by Fr Brendan Smyth,” O’Reilly said.From what I have seen of the report the evidence contained in it is at times heart-breaking to read. It is clear that many adults who, in the place of parents, were meant to provide love and care to children, failed in a catastrophic manner to protect and nurture their precious charges.Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All-Ireland, said: “It is totally understandable that those abused may find it hard to forgive or find reconciliation with the Church. But we in the Church must do everything we can to submit to the demands of justice and demonstrate that we are serious about making reparation for the sins and crimes of the past.“I call on all those in positions of leadership within the Catholic dioceses and religious congregations concerned to engage in a constructive and urgent manner with the agencies to be established by the new executive to take forward this report’s recommendations. I commit to doing all that I can – and also to encouraging others throughout the Church – to support survivors of abuse today and into the future.”The PSNICommenting on behalf of the PSNI, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said that the force “will take time to read the report in full and consider any learning from it”.“We co-operated fully with the inquiry, including declassifying tens of thousands of documents, to help ensure the panel could conduct a thorough examination of relevant material,” Hamilton said this afternoon.I apologise unreservedly for the police failings that have been identified within this report. I acknowledge that there were a number of occasions when a thorough police investigation could and should have been brought about which may have prevented more children from becoming victims. Jan 20th 2017, 4:25 PM Share107 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3196344 Short URL ‘Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse’ – historical abuse inquiry releases damning report The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North. Source: Shutterstock/Jamie WilsonUpdated 4.25pmA REPORT INTO institutional abuse at children’s homes in Northern Ireland has found that there was ‘widespread abuse’ at such facilities between 1922 and 1995.The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry had looked into allegations of abuse at 22 such children’s homes across Northern Ireland.The largest number of complaints stemmed from four different Catholic-run institutions.At those four Sisters of Nazareth homes nuns were found to have been physically and emotionally abusive to children in their care, chairman of the inquiry Sir Anthony Hart said at a press conference to launch the report today.At those institutions, he added it was not unheard of for children to have outdoor disinfectant Jeyes Fluid put in their baths, while “the handling of menstruation and sex education, and other practices such as the confiscation of children’s belongings, represented poor childcare and amounted to systemic abuse”.Sexual abuse had also been carried out by priests and lay people, Hart said.Some institutions “sought to protect their reputations and individuals against whom allegations were made, by failing to take any action at all, failing to report matters to or deliberately misleading the appropriate authorities and moving those against whom allegations were made to other locations”. Brendan Smyth, pictured in 1997 Source: Rollingnews.ieRegarding infamous paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth, Hart said: “Smyth was able to carry out widespread sexual abuse of children, including some children resident in homes investigated by the Inquiry, due to the failure of branches of the Roman Catholic Church to properly address his behaviour from before he was ordained as a priest, despite clear warnings.There was repeated failure to assess the risk he posed to children, to confine him to his Abbey or to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse.As part of the inquiry hearings were held into institutions run by different branches, including the State, local authorities, the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, and children’s charity Barnardo’s. The inquiry took 232 days to complete.Many of those who had given evidence were present for this morning’s press conference.Hart said that for many years the “financial circumstances and living conditions were very poor” in such Northern Irish institutions.“The extreme violence and civil disorder in the 1970s and 1980s did not leave those responsible for child care,” he said.These factors are largely forgotten today although there were many failures. Those failings must be examined against the backdrop of the political, social and economic circumstances at the time.RecommendationsThe inquiry also made many recommendations regarding redress and compensation for victims. Those recommendations include:A minimum of £7,500 and maximum of £80,000 in compensation should be paid to victimsA time-limited Historical Redress Board should be set up to administer that compensationThe Northern Ireland Executive and those responsible for the individual institutions should make a public apology to victimsA physical memorial should be set up on the grounds of Parliament Buildings at StormontReactionReacting to this morning’s press conference, religious order Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd said it “welcomed” the publication of the report.Houses run by the order in Derry, Newry, and Belfast were all considered by the inquiry.It said that it apologised “unreservedly” to former residents “whose care fell short of what they needed and deserved”.We hope that the publication of this report will create an opportunity for society to continue to engage in dialogue on this issue, and apply lessons learned to current and future care of children and teenagers in Northern Ireland.The Irish Norbertines order, of whose community Brendan Smyth was a member, said it “recognises the tragic harm and hurt caused to innocent children by Brendan Smyth, a deceased member of our community, as outlined in the report published today”. We again unreservedly apologise most sincerely for the hurt and harm caused to so many young people, while also accepting that our management of the man concerned and the accusations presented to us was grossly inadequate.‘The life of the Kilnacrott Canonry changed forever in 1994 when we were confronted with the reality of our failings and their consequences,” said Fr William Fitzgerald of that order today.In the years since we have tried to atone for our failings. In listening to the people who were so appallingly abused by Brendan Smyth we have endeavoured to demonstrate the deep remorse felt within our community. By Cianan Brennan 21,086 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
September 21, 2019
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A concert celebrating some of the greatest sounds to come out of Greece will be performed this Friday as part of the 30th Greek Festival of Sydney. Presented by internationally acclaimed duo Spiros Rantos (violin) and Brachi Tilles (piano), with special guest artist Maria Yiakouli (soprano), Romano Crivici (violin), Robert Harris (viola), Trish McMeekin (cello) and Dorit Herskovits (double bass) As well as the popular music we all love, Greece has produced a distinguished National School in the western classical tradition, as well as modernist composers who develop Greek musical ideas in new ways. The concert includes works by Skalkotas, Konstantinidis, Sfetsas, Hatzidakis and Theodorakis, ranging from settings of folksongs to experiments with sounds from jazz and rock. From Zorba to jazz will take place at Paddington United Church, NSW on Friday 20 April, at 8:00 pm. Entry is $30, for more information call (02) 9750 0440.
September 20, 2019
On Tuesday, at approximately 11 p.m., Claremont Rescue Squad received a call about the dog and went to the scene to help find the pup, who was believed to be lodged somewhere in the pipe. Chief of Claremont Rescue Squad Eric Jones told WCNC that Rocky’s loud barks helped the crew find him.Rocky reportedly got stuck because of the pipe’s material changes, and since he weighed about 80 pounds, Rocky couldn’t travel further due to his size. Jones told WCNC that they heard Rocky barking at the possum, who ran to the other side of the pipe. Rocky, an adorable dog from North Carolina, will not be chasing possums again for a while.Earlier this week, the pup got stuck in a drain pipe, which was about 100-feet-long, after trying to catch one of the animals, and it took rescue crews more than an hour to dig him out and reunite him with his owner, WCNC reported. Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ The crew had to dig holes in different spots to pinpoint Rocky’s location, and, about an hour and a half later, they were able to find Rocky, since the barking got louder near the middle of the pipe. Thankfully, Rocky was at an accessible location, or else they would have needed more equipment to get him out.When the crew spotted Rocky, they carefully wedged a piece of metal into the pipe, so Rocky wouldn’t run to the other side of the pipe and get lost again. Once they located Rocky, the crew started digging to reach him. Once Rocky was close to the surface, the crew let Rocky’s owner pull him up from the drain. Rocky’s owner was there the whole time, and even tried retrieving Rocky before help arrived.Even though the possum made a swift escape, Rocky was finally reunited with his owner after the scary incident.More on Geek.com:Colossal Snake Strangles Hawk in ‘Life or Death Fight’ in TexasThis Mouse Species Is Blind – Here’s How It SurvivesWatch: Glassworm Ambushes Water Flea in High-Speed Attack
September 19, 2019
By Hatab NyangThe Inter Party Committee National of the West Coast Region, on September 2nd 2018, visited Gunjur and Sukuta village in the Kombo South and North districts respectively, and held meetings with villagers. This was the third day of the IPC National Regional (West Coast Region’s) ongoing meeting with villagers in the Region.The IPC, is a national forum for dialogue and cooperation between political parties to promote national reconciliation and the way forward.In his opening remarks the Alkalo of Gunjur Alhagie Gikkeh Darboe, applauded the initiative of the IPC and welcomed them with open arms to Gunjur village. Bakary Saibo Sanneh, former APRC Chairperson at Brikama Area Council and Chairperson of the IPC for West Coast Region, said they his delegation represents the nine political parties and their executives, to meet and talk to the citizenry on mutual respect and tolerance for each other.Foday Sissawo of PDOIS and Secretary of the IPC National West Coast Region, said people need to have political maturity to differentiate between good and bad in politics and to respect political leaders; that people should desist from insulting political leaders especially on social media.Omar Bun Darboe of the UDP and PRO of IPC National West Coast Region, said people should respect the Laws of the land; that the office of the president should be respected as the president is elected by the majority of the people; that the security fraternity should be respected.Fatou Touray also of the PDOIS and Vice Chairperson of IPC National West Coast Region, said politicians or their actions should be criticised constructively with respect; that parties should be able to conduct meetings and campaign freely without hindrance, anywhere in the country; that the same should be applied when they have a licence from the police after the campaign period.Maimuna Ceesay of the UDP and member of the IPC National West Coast Region, said they are on the mission of the leaders of the nine political parties whose agreement brought about the IPC.All the people who spoke during the gathering, made similar remarks.
September 18, 2019
Bernard Duarte has arrived in Merseyside for his medical with Everton ahead of a proposed move to join the Toffees, according to Sky Sports.Everton are close to completing the signing of Brazil international Bernard from Shaktar Donetsk on a free transfer after the player arrived in England for a medical with the club.Reports in the media suggest Bernard who was wanted by a host of European teams was convinced by new Toffees boss Marco Silva to make the move to Goodison Park.The 25-year-old is expected to complete his (move subject to a medical) on Thursday morning.Bernard who has 14 appearances for the Brazil national team signed for Ukrainian giants Shakhtar from Atletico Mineiro for almost £40million.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Bernard showed his versatility for the Ukraine champions featuring on both sides of the wing and in the behind the striker.Everton made a last minute to swoop in for Bernard after the player appeared set for a move to Italy to play for AC Milan. Leaving the Italian giants massively disappointed.Bernard made his Brazil international debut back in 2012 before going to feature in both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup both in Brazil.The 25-year-old missed out on the chance to represent his country at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.
September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica – The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit is advising farmers and consumers to increase their vigilance during the festive season and beyond, as there has been an upsurge in the theft of livestock, mainly goats.Speaking with JIS News, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Praedial Larceny Prevention Officer, Sergeant Damian Harry, said the upsurge in farm theft is due to an increase in recreational activities during the festive season, with meals consisting of goat meat being the favorites.The police have, therefore, increased operations in terms of ‘stop and search’ on the roadways to try and intercept the transportation of stolen livestock or meats. “We have also increased operations in targeted raids on slaughterhouses, because animals are being slaughtered illegally and a lot of slaughterhouses are operating illegally,” Sergeant Harry said. He noted that, just recently, several persons were arrested for breaches of the various public health regulations, the Agricultural Produce Act and the Corruption Prevention Act.To better protect themselves and their investments, farmers are encouraged to keep proper records and to ensure that their animals have some unique identification marks, such as tattoos, tags or any other markings, so that they can be easily identified in case they are stolen or slaughtered.Sergeant Harry is also urging farmers to install warning systems, fence their property and remove the bush in and around the farm. He said it is important to build partnerships by joining neighborhood- and farm-watch groups and to engage the local police. He reiterated the importance of reporting farm theft to the police.Meanwhile, Sergeant Harry is advising consumers that food safety is very important, so they should ensure that when purchasing food items, they purchase from reputable sources. “Whenever you purchase meat, ensure that it is from a reputable establishment and that the meat has been inspected by the public health inspector and stamped, and is fit for consumption,” he said.Sergeant Harry is reminding butchers that they are required by law, prior to slaughtering animals, to give the police at least 12 hours’ notice. Butchers should visit the police station closest to the location of slaughter and notify the police of the type of animal and the number they intend to slaughter. “What we have found is that during our enforcement effort, 90 per cent of the butchers are not fulfilling this legal requirement, so we have begun to prosecute butchers under the Licence of Control Order for failing to give notice of intention,” he said.To report farm theft, persons may call Crime Stop at 311. Related Items:
September 17, 2019
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles October Issue Updated: 4:49 PM KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The October issue of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine just hit the stands.The October edition focuses on style from travel, to fashion, to your garden. Plus, it features a different look at your interior style, like decorating on a budget. October 1, 2018
September 15, 2019
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who went missing in Plantation.Thirty-five-year-old Theresa Haughton was last seen Sunday at the Sawgrass Inn and Conference Center, located at 1711 N University Drive.Police said Haughton stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing floral gray pants and a black baseball T-shirt.If you’ve seen her, call Plantation Police at 954-797-2118.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 3, 2019
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar 27 August, 2018. Photo: Reuters Myanmar rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reportersA Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a lower court in September in a landmark case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and human rights advocates.“It was a suitable punishment,” said High Court Judge Aung Naing, referring to the seven-year prison term meted out by the lower court.The defence has the option of making a further appeal to the country’s supreme court, based in the capital Naypyitaw.“Today’s ruling is yet another injustice among many inflicted upon Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. They remain behind bars for one reason: those in power sought to silence the truth,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler in a statement.“Reporting is not a crime, and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar’s commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt.”In their appeal arguments last month, defence lawyers had cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. They asserted the lower court that tried the case had wrongly placed the burden of proof on the defendants.The defence also said prosecutors had failed to prove the reporters gathered and collected secret information, sent information to an enemy of Myanmar or that they had an intention to harm national security.Explaining his verdict, Judge Aung Naing said the reporters had behaved in a way that showed they intended to harm the country.The judge cited meetings between reporter Wa Lone and members of the security forces as well as a notebook found at the journalist’s house that contained the phone number of a member of the Arakan Army, an armed ethnic rebel group he had reported on while covering peace negotiations several years ago.Wa Lone had testified during the trial that the phone number did not work and he did not have contact with the rebel group.“Action can be taken against them if, judging by their behaviour and characteristics, it appears they will harm the national security and interests of the country,” said Aung Naing.He said the defence had failed to prove the arrests were a set-up by authorities.“I lost all my hope,” said a weeping Chit Su Win, the wife of reporter Kyaw Soe Oo, after the verdict.PERSONAL INTERESTBritain called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to look at whether due process was followed.Asked about the case by BBC radio, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged the Nobel laureate to “recognise that, as someone who fought for democracy in Burma, she should be taking a personal interest in the future of these two brave journalists.”Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay was not available for comment.Standing outside the court building in Yangon where the judgment was pronounced, Kristian Schmidt, the European Union ambassador to Myanmar, said the ruling was a “miscarriage of justice and it gives us great concern for the independence of the justice system of Myanmar”.Defence lawyer Than Zaw Aung, speaking after the ruling, said his team would discuss the option of a supreme court appeal with the two reporters. “We are very disappointed with the judgment,” he said.Before their arrest, the reporters had been working on a Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces and Buddhist civilians in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State during an army crackdown that began in August 2017.The operation sent more than 730,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh, according to United Nations’ estimates.
September 1, 2019
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison.Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, listing an apartment in North Bethesda as her address.In these file photos, Chelsea Manning (left), transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. She will challenge ranking member Democrat Ben Cardin (right) who has served two terms. (AP Photos/Steven Senne and Pablo Martinez Monsivais)She is running as a Democrat and will likely challenge two-term Sen. Ben Cardin in the primary. The state’s senior senator is an overwhelming favorite to win.Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest, the former Army intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking more than 700,000 military and State Department documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. She’s been hailed as a traitor as well as a courageous hero.Manning came out as transgender after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency before leaving office last year.The conservative media organization Red Maryland first reported Manning’s intention to run. The Associated Press was unsuccessful in reaching Manning for comment.A spokeswoman for Cardin, Sue Walitsky, did not immediately return a phone call. Nor did Fabion Seaton, a spokesman for the Maryland Democratic Party.Manning would not be the first transgender candidate to challenge a sitting member of Congress.Kristin Beck, a retired Navy SEAL who is transgender, failed to unseat U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s Democratic Primary in 2016. Beck got 12 percent of the vote.“It was too much for me to run for Congress,” Beck said in a phone interview Saturday. “I should have run for something lower. She might as well be running for president.”Beck said Manning is pulling a “publicity stunt.”“I totally, 100 percent disagree with everything she did,” Beck said. “She’s just grabbing headlines. I know what that feels like. I’ve been in the headlines. You get a sense that you’re worthy and doing something that counts. And when you lose that, you try to do something to grab a headline.”Manning was held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she attempted suicide twice, according to her lawyers.Obama’s decision to commute Manning’s sentence to about seven years drew strong criticism from members of Congress and others, with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan calling the move “just outrageous.”When Manning was released in May, she told The AP in an email that she was eager to define her future — but made no mention of politics.“I’m figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me,” Manning wrote.She added: “I am looking forward to so much! Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past.”The Oklahoma native had planned to move to Maryland, where she has an aunt. She has been registered to vote at the apartment in North Bethesda since mid-August, according to the Maryland Board of Elections.In September, Manning spoke at the annual conference for The Nantucket Project in Massachusetts, a venture founded to bring together creative thinkers to uncover ideas.Her appearance came just after Harvard University reversed its decision to name Manning a visiting fellow. CIA Director Mike Pompeo had scrapped a planned appearance over the title for Manning, calling her an “American traitor.”Manning told the audience in Massachusetts that Harvard’s decision signaled to her that it’s a “police state” and it’s not possible to engage in actual political discourse in academic institutions.“I’m not ashamed of being disinvited,” she said. “I view that just as much of an honored distinction as the fellowship itself.”
August 29, 2019
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Krabi, 16 May, 2018 – Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a much needed four-month rejuvenation period from 1 June to 30 September, 2018.Maya BayMaya BayMaya BayMaya BayThe DNP announced at a press conference held on 15 May that access to Maya Bay will be strictly off limits during the four-month rejuvenation.It will not allow boats to enter the bay in front of the beach, or even drop anchor at nearby Loh Samah Bay, as visitors and Thailand’s national park system starts annual seasonal closure of attractionsMaya Beach is closed, but stunning views of the Bay can still be enjoyed!Thailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four months You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/thailands-dnp-announces-four-month-rejuvenation-for-ko-phi-phis-famed-maya-bay/ SAWASDEE: eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
August 19, 2019
A study conducted at Costa Rica’s Playa Ostional has given researchers from an Australian university new insights into sea-turtle arribadas.The findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest a “developmental difference between the eggs of arribada and non-arribada nesting females.”Here’s what the researchers said in an email to The Tico Times:Monash University researchers made an exciting discovery about the fascinating olive ridley turtle mass-nesting phenomenon. These mass-nesting events, known as “arribadas,” meaning “arrival to shore” in Spanish, involve hundreds of thousands of turtles nesting on one beach over a few days and nights. Photo via Monash University.Olive ridley turtles can also nest individually like other species of sea turtle. Olive ridley turtle embryos were found to have a remarkable ability to pause development inside a low-oxygen environment like that in their mother’s oviduct for up to 15 days, much longer than other species of sea turtles studied to date.The embryo’s ability to pause development depended on whether they were laid in mass-nesting events or in solitary nesting events. The study, led by Dr. Sean Williamson from the School of Biological Sciences, found that eggs that were laid in arribadas were capable of remaining paused for longer than those laid in solitary nesting. This is probably because arribada nesting females need to have eggs capable of sitting in the oviduct for longer periods of time in order to synchronize with other turtles.There are longer inter-nesting periods (time period between nests) for arribada nesting turtles when compared with solitary nesting turtles, which means eggs are kept in the oviduct for longer. The ability of olive ridley turtle eggs to remain in embryonic arrest is likely critical for how this remarkable nesting strategy has been able to evolve.Read the full report online here. Facebook Comments Related posts:WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers
August 17, 2019
Conceptualized and designed by award-winning Simeone Deary Design Group, each Art Deco-inspired room offers a welcoming atmosphere with glamourous and contemporary touches that seamlessly weave together the building’s rich history and modern luxury. Introducing jewel-toned accent elements and luxurious upholstery, guest rooms are designed to reflect the retail aspects of Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile shopping district just below the hotel.Chicago born Gwen Lux designed the bas-relief sculptures depicting the zodiac that are featured on the exterior of the building, and serve as inspiration for each room’s iteration of her famous works above the bed. The femininity of Gwen Lux is echoed through the subtle touches of backlit mirrors, artistic sketching wallpaper, and peach leather pops of color, complemented by the richness of mossy green velvets, marble and brass pieces, and weathered river tones throughout each room.Conducted in stages floor by floor so as not to disrupt current guests of The Gwen, the guest room renovation is scheduled to conclude in April 2017 with each of the hotel’s 311 rooms and suites boasting the newly-debuted layout and designs.For more information or to be one of the first to experience the completely transformed The Gwen, visit www.TheGwenChicago.com or call 312.645.1500.About The GwenLocated at 521 N. Rush Street, The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, resides in the landmark McGraw-Hill building, which boasts an art deco façade complete with bas relief sculptures by Gwen Lux, the hotel’s namesake. The hotel features 311 guestrooms including 34 suites, Circa restaurant and lounge serving hand-crafted cocktails and elevated American bites, and Upstairs at The Gwen, a seasonal terrace with cityscape views. The hotel’s more than 15,000 feet of flexible meeting space provides the ideal setting for corporate and special events. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.TheGwenChicago.com or call 312.645.1500. Join the conversation with The Gwen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & ResortsThe Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Source = The Gwen The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago introduces new reimagined guest room design Credit Brandon Barre PhotographyThe Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago introduces new reimagined guest room designThe Gwen (521 N. Rush St.), a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, today announces the start of its guest room renovation to elicit the inspiration of the hotel’s namesake, famed Chicago sculptress Gwen Lux, and the spirit of the hotel’s guiding design principle of 1930’s era glamour. Housed in the former McGraw-Hill building, The Gwen is in the heart of downtown Chicago, overlooking Michigan Avenue on Rush Street, providing downtown views and access to the city’s top attractions just outside its doors.The newest member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ prestigious group The Luxury Collection, The Gwen opened its doors in September 2015, debuting its newly remodeled lobby, rooftop terrace, lounge, and restaurant in May 2016. The Gwen is an artistic icon that exudes timeless style and experiential luxury by way of its Art Deco, 1930s-inspired aesthetic.Guest rooms at The Gwen invoke the comfort and sophistication that one would find while shopping at an upscale boutique on Michigan Avenue with an Art Deco touch from the 1930s. With inspiration drawn from the hotel’s namesake, famed sculptress Gwen Lux, The Gwen’s new guest rooms are rooted in an approachable elegance that invites guests to enjoy an elevated experience akin to the period of glamourous travel to Chicago when the city was advertised as the Vacation City.
August 9, 2019
THE Cyprus government issued a navigational telex (navtex) notification to seafarers on Saturday ahead of the arrival next week of Stena IceMax, a drilling ship commissioned by Exxon Mobil to explore for hydrocarbons in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.The drillship is expected to arrive within the next two days in the port of Limassol, with the competent authorities issuing the navtex marine advisory valid until February 25 for the target “Delphini”.“The drilling rig is expected to arrive within the timeframe set, according to schedule, tomorrow or the day after,” a source told the Cyprus News Agency. According to the same source, “everything proceeds smoothly, according to plan.”The navtex 376/18 issued by Cyprus at 6.00 am local time (4.00 am GMT), informs mariners about the drilling operations of Stena IceMax at the “Delphini” target. Drilling operations are expected to commence on November 15.A safety zone of 500 meters is established around Stena IceMax and entering this area is prohibited for any reason, the CAN report said.Violation of the safety zone will be considered as a criminal offence against the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the navtex concludes.On Friday, the Cyprus official government gazette published a decree issued by the Minister of Transport, aiming to safeguard both the rig and marine navigation during the drilling period.Exxon Mobil was awarded, together with Qatar Petroleum the exploration licence in block 10 of Cyprus’ EEZ.Two weeks ago, a Turkish seismic survey vessel waded into Cyprus’ maritime zone, with reports from Turkey claiming the boat had been harassed en route by a Greek frigate.The Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa will be conducting surveys in a sea area of 44,000 square kilometres and the Turkish navtex stated that the Barbaros will remain in the area until February 1.The area reserved by the Turkish navtex is located at the notional boundaries of the respective exclusive zones (EEZs) of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. Due to political reasons, the three countries have officially not delineated their EEZs with respect to one another.The reserved area also borders Cyprus’ offshore blocks 4 and 5, parts of which Turkey claims fall within its ‘continental shelf’.The southeasternmost tip of the area is approximately 100 km from the two sites in block 10 which ExxonMobil has earmarked for drilling.Local media speculated that Turkey’s intent in deploying the Barbaros was to convey a political message, namely making its presence felt in the area during the same time that ExxonMobil will be drilling exploratory wells for gas in block 10.Turkey has repeatedly vowed to stop Cyprus from extracting and monetising its offshore gas reserves.In February this year, Turkish warships prevented a drilling rig from approaching an exploratory well in Cyprus’ block 3 on behalf of Italian energy giant ENI.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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November 23, 2018
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