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All systems go Trudeau government pressed to pass Indigenous languages and child

first_imgNation to NationIt may very well turn out to be a happy new year for the Trudeau government but also one that comes with two big challenges regarding proposed new laws for Indigenous people.There is the Indigenous Languages Act and recently announced plans for new Indigenous child welfare legislation.However, time is not on the government’s side.Both bills need to make it through the House of Commons and the Senate by June and before summer break. Then it’s campaign time for federal parties leading up to the October election.“This is all systems go,” said Marc Miller, parliamentary secretary to Crown-Indigenous Relations on Nation to Nation.Miller admits time is tight.“We’ll have to push hard,” he said.But did it really need to be this hard? Why leave the both proposed bills to the last few months?Miller said both required proper consultations and meetings with Indigenous people and groups.“We’ve undertaken to do this and co-develop this with First Nations, so there is a time period, and a lag that it creates, but we couldn’t do it otherwise,” he said. “It isn’t ideal but it’s the only way forward if we are going to have a true nation to nation relationship.”For both to move quickly and be successful all parties will need to support them.“We only have 14 weeks left,” said Cathy McLeod, Conservative shadow minister for Indigenous Services.McLeod said Conservatives support the concept of the two bills but the devil is in the details – until the bills are tabled (likely the last week of January or early February) they can’t be certain of their support.“The Liberals certainly have left this to the last minute,” said NDP MP Nikki Ashton.Ashton said the Trudeau government wasted too much time on the Indigenous rights framework that was promised before December but is now stalled. The framework’s goal was to figure out a way out of the Indian Act.“I am not sure why they’ve been pushing the Indigenous rights framework that has been opposed, significantly, for such a long time and instead actually going through with the legislation on child welfare and Indigenous language,” said Ashton.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

German port a battleground for EUs fragile political centre

BREMERHAVEN, Germany — If Joachim Schuster is worried about his job, he’s not letting on.A jolly German in his mid-fifties with spiky greying hair and a broad smile, Schuster was elected to the European Parliament five years ago for the centre-left Social Democrats. Now he’s speaking to students at a vocational college in the northern city of Bremerhaven in an effort to save his seat, defying the downward trend that’s beset traditional parties in Europe in recent years.Support for the Social Democrats has ebbed dramatically across Germany in recent years, but nowhere is its fate more closely watched than in the city-state of Bremen, of which Bremerhaven is a part. The Social Democrats have dominated the proud port’s political scene since the end of World War II, winning 19 straight elections and governing it for 73 years.That run could end on May 26, when voters in Germany cast ballots for the European Parliament and those in Bremen also hold a state election.A poor result in both elections could hasten the end of the Social Democrats’ fractious coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Union bloc in Germany’s national legislature and further reduce the centre-left’s overall influence on Europe’s political landscape.A new political grouping of nationalist and populist parties is trying to capitalize on voter discontent, vowing to upend the continent’s traditional political power structure.“Establishment politics in Germany, but also in the EU, often haven’t managed to really solve the issues the population believes are pressing,” Schuster told The Associated Press.The loss of tens of thousands of jobs in Bremen’s shipyards — mirroring similar industrial declines in other parts of Europe — has also sapped the Social Democrats’ traditional base, said Schuster.Voters ruefully compared the region’s current economic situation to its heyday in the 1970s.“Lousy, really bad and getting worse all the time,” retiree Eta Grotheer said, making her way down Bremerhaven’s main shopping street. “The only thing we have left is the port, otherwise there’s nothing.”While Grotheer had little good to say about Merkel and her centre-right Christian Democratic Union, it’s the ‘reds’ in Bremen who disappoint her the most.“The Social Democrats used to be a good workers’ party,” she said. “Now there’s nothing.”Grotheer predicted that right-wing parties would benefit from voters’ frustration.If past elections are any indication, many voters in Germany could also stay away from the polls, harming large establishment parties like the Social Democrats.“We had a terrible voter turnout at the last state elections,” said Andreas Klee, a political scientist at the University of Bremen. “That’s an incredibly bad sign for the mood in the country as far as democracy and citizens’ trust in politics is concerned.”According to Klee, the erosion of traditional party affiliations — which once saw entire families or streets vote the same way — means voters today are more inclined to shop around for a party that speaks directly to their concerns.Voters worried about immigration and crime are drawn toward the nationalist Alternative for Germany party or Bremen’s right-wing Citizens in Rage. Those concerned about climate change and air pollution head to the Greens, who have seen a remarkable rise in poll support in recent months.The proportional representation in European electoral systems also gives smaller parties a realistic chance of entering parliament, unlike in the United States, where only two parties dominate.Last year’s election in Italy offers a glimpse of what can happen if Europe’s main centrist parties collapse. Italian voters angry about unemployment, corruption and immigration propelled the right-wing League party and the anti-establishment Five Star movement into a ruling populist coalition in the EU’s fourth largest economy.In France, the two dominant parties of the past decades likewise crumbled in 2017’s presidential election amid a surge of support for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Ultimately, it took a relative newcomer, current President Emmanuel Macron, to unite mainstream voters behind a centrist movement. Polls for this week’s European Parliament election put Macron’s party neck-and-neck with Le Pen’s far-right National Rally.Projections released by the European Parliament this month show the centre-right European People’s Party bloc, which includes Merkel’s Union, losing 37 of its 217 seats in the 751-seat assembly. The centre-left S&D group, which includes Germany’s Social Democrats, is forecast to drop from 186 seats to 149.Schuster believes a more radical approach might help the Social Democrats win back voters.“Everywhere that social justice is moved into greater focus and linked to perspectives for the whole country, we are relatively successful,” he said, citing Portugal and Spain, where the centre-left remains the dominant political force.The prospect of losing its bastion in Bremen is causing jitters among senior Social Democrats in the capital. The party’s top brass is travelling to the city on Friday for a final rally ahead of the European and state elections.Speaking after a town hall meeting with workers’ representatives, Bremen mayor and governor Carsten Sieling tried to downplay the possibility that the Social Democrats might face a major election upset this week which could send shockwaves across Europe. He pointed to the city’s recent drop in unemployment — still high by German standards — and improved public finances.Winning Bremen and getting a decent result in the European election might give the party “the stability we need,” he said.___Samuel Petrequin in Paris and Barry Hatton in Lisbon contributed to this report.___For more news from The Associated Press on the European Parliament elections, go to Jordans, The Associated Press read more

Shooter TV show delayed again amid reallife gun violence

‘Shooter’ TV show delayed again amid real-life gun violence by The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2016 4:06 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time.“Shooter” originally was set to debut Tuesday but was delayed until July 26. The network said Monday that after further consideration, it has rescheduled the premiere for this fall.USA Network cited the recent tragic events in Dallas and elsewhere in making its original decision. On Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, three law enforcement officers were killed and three were wounded in an ambush shooting.The series stars Ryan Phillippe as a highly decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president. USA says the conspiracy thriller is “ultimately about trust, loyalty and family.” read more

UN chief condemns abhorrent attack on market in Syrias Idlib city

“The apparent air strike took place while a ceasefire stipulated in the Four Towns Agreement, which covers Idlib city, had reportedly been restored over the weekend,” indicated a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.Local sources reported that the attack left dozens of civilians, including women and children, dead or wounded. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He calls on all those responsible for attacks on civilians to be held accountable,” the statement concluded.

Podcast The NFL Draft Mayweathers Past And How Many NFL Players Go

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Embed Code Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (for April 28, 2015), we look at the upcoming NFL draft and whether there is anything to all the measuring and testing that goes into evaluating prospects; Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, the future of boxing, and Mayweather’s violent past; and ESPN’s Pablo Torre visits the studio to discuss a new study on how many NFL athletes go bankrupt. And our significant digit this week is -14.7 — how many points the Toronto Raptors underperformed by this offseason.Plus: An update on the first Hot Takedown crowdsourcing project, which asks you to submit your ideas to help stop tanking in the NBA.Stream the episode by clicking the play button above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to.Below, some links to what we discuss in this week’s show:How would you fix the NBA draft and stop tanking? Tell us.Neil Paine on how NFL teams try to beat the draft — and fail.How surplus value works in the NFL Draft.What does the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight mean for the future of boxing?“Outside The Lines” on Mayweather’s troubled past.A look at whether we missed out on the best possible fight between these two boxers.Pablo Torre’s 2009 article “How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke.”The recent NBER paper on NFL bankruptcy. Hot Takedown read more

Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee

first_imgUpdated at 8.49pmFORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlan has agreed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee, the panel’s chairman has confirmed.The committee had been planning to try and compel the former CEO of the Clontarf clinic to attend a hearing. However, committee chair John McGuinness told this evening that Conlan had agreed to appear, after it was decided “one last attempt” would be made to contact him.It’s expected his appearance will be scheduled for January.Conlan resigned from his role on Monday, following the controversy over fundraising money being used to pay salary top-ups of senior staff. Although he himself did not receive any salary top-ups, Conlan’s predecessor Paul Kiely got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000. Acting CEO Jim Nugent told the PAC yesterday that the organisation was and still is ‘contractually bound’ to pay certain levels of pay to some staff.The CRC became embroiled in the ongoing top-ups scandal when it was revealed by independent TD Shane Ross that the clinic had access to funds of the registered charity ‘Friends and Supporters of the Central Remedial Clinic’.The CRC subsequently admitted that cash from the Friends and Supporters group had been “used to pay any additional salary amounts over the Department of Health’s consolidated pay scale”.Some members of the Public Accounts Committee have called for the resignations of the clinic’s board members —but McGuinness said earlier today that they should remain in their roles until an investigation into pay practices is complete. He said a “vacuum” would be created if the directors stepped aside immediately.Asked about the issue at an event today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that yesterday’s five hour engagement with the CRC board had left “nobody in any doubt [about] what should be done”.Originally posted at 6.30pmRead: HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals todayMore: 7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PACRelated: Mater Hospital ‘refutes’ suggestions of operating a CRC ‘phantom fund’last_img read more

iPad Mini le point sur les rumeurs

first_imgiPad Mini : le point sur les rumeursDepuis le sortie du nouvel iPad, il se murmure qu’Apple préparerait une version 7 pouces de la fameuse tablette. Sans un mot de la part de la firme, les rumeurs concernant l’iPad Mini ont fleuri sur Internet.Ce n’est pas la première fois que nous évoquons un iPad Mini et ce n’est certainement pas la dernière. L’idée qu’Apple puissent lancer une version sept pouces de sa tablette n’est pas totalement farfelue. En effet, le marché de ces tablettes n’est que moyennement développé et seule la Kindle Fire triomphe aux États-Unis.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Si l’on en croit les rumeurs, l’iPad Mini présenterait un écran de 7,85 pouces (17,78 cm) avec une définition de 1.024 x 768 pixels. Selon le site iMore, il disposerait d’un écran Retina Display tout comme l’iPad 3. Pour le stockage, le site Tactiphone évoque la possibilité de 8 GB, afin de pouvoir le vendre à un prix compétitif. Le prix serait alors compris entre 250 dollars et 299 dollars, ce qui lui permettrait d’entrer directement en concurrence avec la Kindle Fire vendue actuellement à 199 dollars, mais plus ancienne. Pour la date de sortie, les avis divergent. Si de nombreux sites restent sceptique sur l’existence même de cette tablette, la plupart des sites Internet prédisent une sortie avant fin 2012. Pour le reste, le mystère reste entier. Il ne reste plus qu’à espérer que quelques informations fuitent lors de conférence mondiale annuelle des développeurs d’Apple (le WWDC 2012) qui se tiendra le 11 juin à San Francisco. Mais si l’iPad Mini se lançait, quelle concurrence rencontrerait-il ?Réponse dans notre dossier consacré au tablettes 7 pouces, sur Maxisciences.Le 25 mai 2012 à 12:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Winterhawks drafted fourth fifth overall

first_imgPortland Winterhawks center Ryan Johansen was the fourth overall pick Friday in the National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.His Portland teammate, Nino Niederreiter, followed Johansen in the draft at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The New York Islanders took Niederreiter with the No. 5 pick, making him the highest drafted Swiss player in NHL draft history. Johansen, from Port Moody, B.C., scored 25 goals and tallied 44 assists for Portland during the 2009-10 Western Hockey League season. He added six goals and 12 assists in 13 playoff games.Niederreiter, from Chur, Switzerland, had 36 goals and 24 assists in 65 regular-season games and added eight goals and eight assists in the playoffs.last_img

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Forbes CTO Jumps to Hearst Magazines People on the Move — 81717

first_imgMeredith’s Shape has announced Noah Dreier as creative director. Dreier will oversee the brand’s design direction, including visual, editorial and layout concepts. He most recently served as art director of Glamour.As part of an expansion of its creative team, The Fader named Trevor Eld chief creative officer, reporting directly to co-founders Rob Stone and Jon Cohen. Eld joins from ad agency R/GA, where he spent the last decade, most recently as executive creative director. Rounding out Eld’s team are the following new hires:•  Steve Caputo, a fellow R/GA veteran, as executive creative director.•  Grace Gordon, former brand director at Refinery29 and senior planner at Apple, as VP of strategy.•  Louis Philippe-Riel as creative director.Fritzie Andrade (pictured) has been appointed director of video at New York Media. Most recently, Andrade worked as executive video director at Gizmodo Media Group.American Media Inc. has named Jen Peros managing editor of Us Weekly, where she will also work on Star, Ok!, the National Enquirer, Globe, and the National Examiner, plus digital brands like Radar Online. Peros was formerly news editor of Us Weekly, and left the magazine in 2015 to work at “Entertainment Tonight” as senior news editor. She returns to the brand as managing editor in late has promoted several members of its editorial staff. R. Eric Thomas, formerly columnist, has been named senior writer, Sally Holmes, formerly deputy editor, has been promoted to executive editor, and Gena Kaufman, formerly social media director, has been appointed director, social media and special projects.Modern Luxury has announced a series of promotions within its executive and editorial departments:•  Beth Berman Cohen was named group publisher for the Washington D.C market.•  Michael Clements joins as editor in chief.•  Tina Borgatta continues as editor in chief of Modern Luxury Orange County, and now adds group executive editor to her role at the company.Additionally, the company promoted:•  Andrea Bennett to group editor, overseeing ,  and , as well as Ray Dennison to editor in chief of Houston.•  Kristen Schott to editor in chief of And Faye Power to fashion director custom publishing and branded content.Maura Egan has been named executive editor of Departures. Egan formerly worked as features director at both T Magazine and W. She begins her new position next week.Time Inc. has announced Lori Leibovich as editor in chief of Health, where she will manage content and editorial operations for the brand, as well as digital platforms. Most recently, Leibovich served as the company’s digital director of women’s content.Renee Rupcich has been named design director at Women’s Health, starting next week. She joins from Allure, where she most recently served as design director.Mic has named Sarah Iooss executive vice president of revenue, where she will lead the expansion of products and branded content. Iooss joins Mic from a 15-year run at Viacom, where she served as SVP of business development.Josh Gluck has been named chief operating officer of theSkimm, the daily newsletter. Most recently, Gluck served as VP of strategy and business development at Barnes &Noble.Bustle Digital Group has named Daniela Quint VP of Midwest Sales, where she will be responsible for the management of the Chicago and Detroit markets. Quint most recently worked as regional director of Midwest sales at Mashable. Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has appointed Michael Dugan chief technology officer. As CTO, Dugan will oversee the company’s global media management platform, and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the company’s technical organization.“Mike is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in the media tech space,” says Troy Young, global president of HMDM in a statement. “His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop new platforms and systems that leverage our understanding of our content, our growing knowledge of our audience and our aggressive commerce strategy to create unique value for both users and advertisers.”Dugan most recently worked as CTO at Forbes, where he spent 16 years.Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…last_img read more

Indias Fiscal Deficit Zooms as Revenue Realisation Falters

first_imgIndia enters 2015 having already reached almost 99% of its full-year fiscal deficit target with three months yet to go.Against the projected shortfall of 5.31 lakh crore, the third largest Asian economy has already reached ╣5.25 lakh crore, or 98.9% of the estimated ceiling, on the back of depressed revenue realisation, according to data released by the Controller General of Accounts on Wednesday.The NDA government has committed itself to limiting the fiscal deficit to 4.1% of the GDP, a record low in seven years, if achieved.The government had initiated many moves that could see it bridge the gap, though by how much remains to be seen.One of the routes chosen would see the government stake come down in many state-owned organisations, with disinvestment through the auction route expected to mop up almost ╣48,000 crore before March 2015.Net tax revenue until November stood resolutely low at ╣4.13 lakh crore, or 42.3% of the estimated ╣9.77 lakh crore for the fiscal 2014/15.The government’s tax collection for the same period a year before was marginally higher at 44.8%.Total revenue and non-debt capital for the eight months stood at ╣5.43 lakh crore or 43.4% of the target.For the same period a year ago, receipts stood at 45.6% of expectations.The government’s plan expenditure for the eight months stood at ╣2.93 lakh crore or 51.1% and non-Plan expenditure at ╣7.8 lakh crore or 64%.The two previous fiscal years registered fiscal deficit at 4.5% for 2013/14 and 4.9% for 2012/13.The government has firmed up plans to reduce fiscal deficit to as low as 3% of the GDP by 2016/17.Non-plan spending by the government will see cuts of up to 10% in an attempt to rein in the deficit. Healthcare, already a poor relative to the GDP, would see a cut by almost a fifth.last_img read more

After semifinal loss Virat Kohli identifies big reason behind shock defeat

first_imgIndia needed 31 off the final two overs. MS Dhoni was on strike, he walloped the first ball of the 49th ball for a six over point, defended the next ball and pushed for a couple on the third ball. The ball rolled across to square leg, Martin Guptill was swift to the ball, a one-handed pickup and he threw the stumps down. Dhoni was run out and as he walked out, India’s chances had ended in the semi-finals. New Zealand defended 239 and marched into the finals.However, India’s chase was blown away by a devastating opening spell by Trent Boult and Matt Henry as they reduced a formidable batting line-up to 24/4 at one stage and this is what hurt India, as conceded by captain Virat Kohli at the end of the match.’Feels disappointing’ Twitter/Cricket World Cup”It always feels disappointing when you’ve played such good cricket and then 45 minutes of bad cricket puts you out of the tournament,” Kohli told the host broadcaster at the presentation ceremony. “It’s difficult to accept, it’s difficult to come to terms with, but look, New Zealand deserve it because they put enough pressure on us and they were far sharper when it came to the crunch moments.”The skipper lauded the effort of his bowlers in the first half, but then praised the Kiwi bowlers for being spot on and being the difference in the first half an hour of India’s chase.”I think the first half, we were very, very good with the ball. In the field, I think we were spot on,” Kohli said. “Absolutely what we needed to get, we got in the field and we thought we had restricted New Zealand to a total which was quite chaseable on any surface. But, the way they came out and bowled in that first half an hour really was the difference in the game.” Twitter/Cricket World CupIndia had dominated proceedings with the ball yesterday and continued their good work even on the reserve day and this drew praise from the captain. He also believed that his side had the momentum, but lauded the Kiwi bowlers for bowling in the right areas for getting the swing and seam from the surface.”We felt like we had the momentum and we had the right mindset to go in, but the credit has to go to the New Zealand bowlers because with the new ball I think they were outstanding with the areas that they hit, and the kind of swing that they got on the surface, the help that they got from the surface. I think it’s the skill level that was on display for everyone and it made life very difficult for the batsmen,” he added.New Zealand have now entered the second final on the bounce, while India will be devastated after this win as they head back home. The second semi-final will be played at Birmingham between England and Australia.last_img read more

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Injured Rohingya boy dies at CMCH

first_imgA Rohingya boy, who sustained injuries after being hit by a vehicle at Teknaf three days ago, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) early Thursday.The deceased is Mohammad Shoeb, 12, son of Enayet Ullah, hailing from Mongdu in Myanmar.Assistant sub-inspector of CMCH police outpost Alauddin said that Shoeb was undergoing treatment at a local hospital in Cox’s Bazar.As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to CMCH on Wednesday night where he succumbed to his injuries.Besides, two more Rohingya nationals– Saimul, 15, son of Lal Mohan and Mohammad Jubayer, 45, son of Mir Ahmed, who sustained bullet and burn injuries by security forces in Rakhine State of Myanmar, were admitted to the hospital.The injured were rescued from Teknaf around 7:00am and admitted to the hospital, said sub-inspector Jahirul Islam, in-charge of CMCH police outpost.With the two, the total number of injured Rohingyas at CMCH reaches 20 in the last six days.The Rohingyas have been entering Bangladesh through several points along the Teknaf border following fresh violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar.last_img read more

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40 km tailback on Bangabandhu BridgeDhaka highway

first_imgBuses are stuck on Bangabandhu Bridge-Dhaka highway in Tangail`s Elenga area. Photo: Prothom AloEid goers have been stuck in a 40 km traffic jam on Bangabandhu Bridge-Dhaka highway on Tuesday, just a day ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.Authorities concerned said excessive number of vehicles and slow vehicular movement have caused the tailback.The tailback was observed from the West end of Bangabandhu Bridge to Karatia in Tangail.Witnesses said some of the suffering passengers staged sporadic protests in the traffic jam in the morning.Tangail additional police superintendent Shafiqul Islam said vehicles hardly can move from Bangabandhu Bridge to Sirajganj as there are so many vehicles on the highway. “A total of 35,000 vehicles have moved along the highway in the last 24 hours,” Shafiqul said.last_img
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Sports Monday Woodlands Resident Wins The Masters And Rockets Await Their Playoff

first_imgThe Houston Rockets begin what they hope will be a long playoff run this weekend. The Houston Astros are having great success out of the gate. And Woodlands resident Patrick Reed is this year’s Masters Champion.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Share 00:00 /06:40 X Listencenter_img Charlie Riedel/Associated PressPatrick Reed celebrates after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img

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Derek trains gun on BJP as former CEA agrees with CM on

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress once again attacked the BJP government for note ban, with the former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian resonating Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that demonetisation was a “draconian” decision.In a Facebook live stream, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien said: “In his book Of Counsel, the former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has stated that demonetisation was draconian and a massive shock for the Indian economy. This is not being said by the spokesperson of any political party, but by the BJP government’s former Chief Economic Advisor.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeInteresting is the use of the word “draconian”, said O’Brien, maintaining that “It was none other than Trinamool Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had tweeted within an hour of the announcement of demonetisation on November 8 in 2016, terming the move as draconian.” He said that there was a series of seven tweets from the Chief Minister and she had raised her demand to “Withdraw the draconian decision”. “Many people, including experts on macro economy, had criticised the same. But Banerjee was the first to raise her voice,” said the Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP, after attacking the Modi government for the “historic blunder” and the “scam announcement”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedRecollecting the fight of Trinamool Congress against the announcement of demonetisation, Derek O’Brien said: “Just about a week after demonetisation was announced, there was a plan to march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. My colleagues in Trinamool Congress, with 34 MPs in Lok Sabha and 13 MPs in Rajya Sabha, were protesting. Then Trinamool Congress and its chairperson Mamata Banerjee decided to march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, to submit a memorandum to Rashtrapatiji. From November 15 till the end of the month, Trinamool Congress was trying to convince the Opposition parties that the faster we march to Rashtrapati Bhavan the better, as demonetisation is draconian. Banerjee had decided not to wait for the Parliament to end and on December 9, Trinamool Congress, in full force with 34 Lok Sabha MPs and 13 Rajya Sabha MPs, led by Banerjee along with Shiv Sena including its sitting ministers, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference and representatives sent by Hardik Patel, marched to the Rashtrapati Bhavan,” he said, adding that obviously there are ideological differences on many issues with Shiv Sena, but “we were on the same pitch over the issue of demonetisation.”last_img read more

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Its time to admit that Dak Prescott has a Russell Wilson it

first_imgAnother football Monday, and time for the weekly reckoning with Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong. Give Colin Sam Bradford’s performance against the Packers and you can have your first round draft picks. They’re overrated.“You don’t buy a nice house and go cheap on the lighting. You don’t buy a nice car and put bumper stickers on it. Bradford was the right call.”Dak Prescott isn’t perfect, but it’s time to admit he has a Russell Wilson “it” quality. He’s poised, confident, and makes good decisions. He isn’t putting up huge numbers, but Colin’s willing to admit there’s something there.Please, stop with the mythology that any quarterback can win with Belichick. It sounds catchy, but it’s not true. Garoppolo is special. Hopefully, he’s not injury prone.Colin doesn’t understand the moralist stigma surrounding Bobby Petrino. He isn’t the first person to have an affair, and compared to some of the most serious college football scandals, his transgressions don’t seem that bad. One thing is for sure, he can coach. At some point, you have to decide if you like winning football games. Don’t be a moralist.Colin is rejoicing in Iowa getting their Fake ID pulled by North Dakota State. Colin argues that he’s not anti-Iowa, he’s anti-poser. Sorry McLovin, you’re not from Hawaii.Guests: Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and executive and newly minted Fox NFL analyst is in-studio to look at where Dak Prescott is after 2 weeks, whether he agrees with Colin’s negative read on Aaron Rodgers, if the Packers have become too predictable, why Sam Bradford as a perfect fit in Minnesota, and the signs that he saw during his time in New England that told him that Garoppolo was going to be special.Drew Bledsoe – 4-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champ with the Patriots and Bills joins the show to give his scouting report on his newest vino, why Sam Bradford may finally thrive in a great situation in Minnesota, and reveals his 5 tips to play calling,Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider joins the show via the Cowherd Global Satellite Network to give the latest Garoppolo injury update news, encouraging news on Adrian Peterson’s injury, and breaking news regarding the Seahawks getting fined and docked a draft pick over an offseason practice rule violation.Brandon Ingram – Los Angeles Lakers first round draft pick is in-studio to discuss transitioning to the NBA, why he chose Duke, why he decided to turn pro, how NBA veterans have been eager to help him, what to expect from the Lakers this year, and how he’s managing to avoid pitfalls as a 19 year-old in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The vital role family plays in society Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019center_img JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man.Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada carnival, burned a wooden temple Saturday on a hilltop scattered with flint tools from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods. Comments   Share   Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system The site was discovered 30 years ago by an Israeli archaeologist. The area is not marked with signs and it is hard to see the ancient remains. He says the extent of the damage is unclear.Midburn spokesman Eyal Marcus said the festival was unaware of any sensitive sites at the location, and that antiquities officials only approached organizers in the middle of the festival. He also provided an official antiquities authority map that showed no archaeological sites at the location of the festival.“I’m sorry if there was a misunderstanding,” Marcus said. “We are going to check what happened and make sure that this doesn’t happen again.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

New study identifies elephant poaching hotspots in Africa

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast African continent have identified two large areas where the slaughter has been occurring on an industrial scale, according to a study published on Thursday.The two areas are Tanzania in the east and a cross-border region encompassing several nations in the central-western part of Africa. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Between 2006 and 2014, more than 85 percent of seized ivory from savanna elephants came from southeast Tanzania and adjacent areas of northern Mozambique, as well as further north in Tanzania’s Ruaha and Rungwa wildlife parks as poachers moved on from depleted killing grounds, the study said. Some DNA samples came from areas north of Ruaha, indicating the hotspot could be shifting toward southern Kenya, it said.The other poaching hotspot in the past decade is the “last stronghold of forest elephants,” a conservation area called Tridom that spans Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, Wasser said. Poachers have also hit hard in an adjacent area in Central African Republic.Each hotspot covers about 58,000 square miles (150,000 square kilometers), each roughly equal to the size of the U.S. state of Illinois. The study found that most ivory was shipped, or about to be shipped, from a country other than the origin nation, possibly to mask smuggling routes.The consumer end of the ivory trade in Asia is also elaborate, said William Clark, a study co-author and environmental crimes expert at Interpol.Much of the ivory is carved into jewelry, cigarette holders and seals used to stamp signatures; an item weighing about 30 grams (0.07 pounds) can sell for about $200, he said. A pair of tusks can weigh about 10 kilograms (22 pounds), meaning several hundred ornate items can be extracted from a single elephant’s ivory. Samuel Wasser, an author of the study published in the journal Science, said he hopes the study will focus law enforcement efforts and increase international pressure on host countries to crack down on poaching, but he acknowledged the challenge.“You’re literally asking them to police themselves,” Wasser said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. He suggested donor countries could demand more robust conservation efforts in exchange for development aid.The big size of shipments of confiscated ivory from both regions — over half a ton — indicates the presence of transnational crime syndicates likely operating with corrupt authorities, said researchers who matched DNA from seized tusks to samples of elephant hair, tissue and dung from wildlife parks across Africa.Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, in the United States, described the two areas that the study identified as “major hotspots” where elephant poaching far surpasses the scale of the killing for profit elsewhere.Elephant populations in both areas were already known to be under siege by poachers who have killed tens of thousands annually in recent years to meet rising demand for ivory in Asia, particularly China. An average of at least several dozen tons of ivory is seized each year, roughly 10 percent of the total amount of ivory that is poached annually, said authors of the new study. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility On Thursday, authorities in Bangkok announced that raids by multiple law enforcement agencies across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband, including more than 12 tons of ivory, as well as rhino horns, whale ribs and sea horses.In New York City on Friday, a ton of confiscated ivory will be crushed in Times Square to draw attention to wildlife trafficking.The dire poaching situation in Tanzania was already illustrated by a recent census, part of a continent-wide effort to count elephants. The result, announced this month, revealed a 60 percent decline to an estimated 43,330 elephants in Tanzania since a 2009 census, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.Tanzania’s minister for natural resources and tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, has said the country has taken anti-poaching steps, including the hiring of 500 additional rangers, the establishment of an elephant orphanage and an appeal for more help from international conservation groups.Interpol assisted in the University of Washington study, which analyzed 28 large ivory seizures in Africa and Asia between 1996 and 2014. Researchers built a DNA database from 1,350 elephants in about 30 African countries and linked results with DNA from seized tusks. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 0 Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology “Ivory is like Gucci shoes or a Rolex watch or any other fashionable item,” Clark said in a conference call with journalists. “You don’t sell it in dark alleys. It’s sold in retail outlets, in boutiques, in department stores.”The DNA-tracking technology in the University of Washington study has potential for use in prosecutions of suspected poachers, said George Wittemyer, an assistant professor at Colorado State University’s department of fish, wildlife and conservation biology. Wittemyer, who has studied elephants in Kenya, was not involved in the research.“I hope this is going to get further political movement on this issue,” he said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_img This cover image released by Compass Records shows “When You’re Ready,” a release by Molly Tuttle. (Compass Records via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Review: Too much window dressing on Molly Tuttle’s debut by Steven Wine, The Associated Press Posted Apr 3, 2019 9:09 am PDT Molly Tuttle, “When You’re Ready” (Compass)Acoustic guitar sensation Molly Tuttle doesn’t play to her strength on her debut album. Blame the starmaker machinery, but “When You’re Ready” aspires to be contemporary rather than rootsy, and more like Taylor Swift than Maybelle Carter.The album is overproduced by Ryan Hewitt, who worked with the Avett Brothers and the Lumineers, and fussy arrangements compete for attention with Tuttle’s singing and picking, both of which are lovely.Her feathery alto has a distinctive quaver, and her guitar skills — including an unusual clawhammer technique that has helped earn her Americana and bluegrass awards — are obvious mostly on the songs’ introductions. But then too many other instruments join in, among them a synthesizer and string section, at times creating a frothy swirl that sounds like product as artifice displaces authentic.Tuttle doesn’t need the window dressing. Some of her material is a little thin, but as a songwriter she has a winning way with a melody. And the final cut, “Clue,” shows her capabilities as a performer. The song highlights Tuttle’s voice, with long vowels that soar and bluesy twists that suggest her next record will be better.Steven Wine, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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