An expert says new hurdles for the Trans Mountain pipeline and a lack of capacity in existing pipelines is hurting other Canadian industries.Many sectors, from manufacturing to agriculture, use rail as their primary mode of shipment, but more and more crude is now hitting the tracks.Kent Fellows, from the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, said it’s probably good for rail companies because demand equals profit.But, it’s bad for everyone else.For some products, it might not be as big of an issue, as long as they are not perishable in transportation.“But for things like agricultural goods and foods, you know, those have a pretty defined best before date, if you don’t get them where they’re going quickly enough, you can cost the shippers a lot of money in spoiled products,” Fellows said.He said the legislation is trying to improve service standards for rail shippers.But really, the only long-term solution is more capacity.“In the best case scenario, that means more pipelines, and in a good scenario that’s not best case scenario, it probably means building out the rail infrastructure a little bit more: additional locomotives, additional cars and probably at this stage, additional track as well,” Fellows said.Crude-by-rail exports hit a record in June, according to the National Energy Board, of 204,558 barrels a day.
16 June 2007The United Nations Security Council and its African Union (AU) counterpart today agreed to bolster their collaboration in addressing conflict and building peace. The United Nations Security Council and its African Union (AU) counterpart today agreed to bolster their collaboration in addressing conflict and building peace.“We commit ourselves to the development of a stronger and more structured relationship between the UN Security Council and the AU Peace and Security Council,” they said in a joint communiqué issued following a meeting in Addis Ababa, specifying that areas to be addressed include conflict prevention, management and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the exchange of information on hotspots.The two bodies emphasized the importance of developing the African Standby Force. On financing, the joint communiqué looked forward to a report of the UN Secretary-General on “supporting and improving in a sustained way the resource base and capacity of the AU.” The AU Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council agreed to hold joint meetings at least once a year, either in Addis Ababa or New York. “To further our relationship we will consider how best to improve the effectiveness of AU and UN peace efforts in Africa and how to strengthen coordination between the AU and the UN,” they said. A delegation of the Security Council is scheduled to depart from Addis Ababa early on Sunday for Khartoum before heading next to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The team is expected to return on 21 June.
Condemning the flow of arms and related materiel into the North African country, including to terrorist groups, the 15-member body said it made the decision to authorize such inspections “in these exceptional and specific circumstances” for a period of 12 months from today, and with Member States engaging in “appropriate consultations” with Libya’s Government of National Accord. The Council also said that the inspections would be authorized “provided that those Member States make good-faith efforts to first obtain the consent of the vessel’s flag State prior to any inspections,” and called upon all flag States of the vessels to cooperate with such inspections. In the resolution, the Council reiterated its grave concern at the growing threat of terrorist groups in Libya proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the growing trend of groups associating themselves with it, as well as the continued presence of other Al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups and individuals operating in the country. Expressing deep concern at the threat posed by unsecured arms and ammunition in Libya and their proliferation, including through their transfer to armed groups in violation of the arms embargo, the Council also underlined the importance of coordinated international support to Libya and the region to address such issues. The Council also expressed concern that the situation in Libya is exacerbated by the smuggling of illegal arms and related material in violation of the arms embargo, underlining its concern at the allegations of violations of the arms embargo by sea, land, or air. Further, it expressed concern that such arms and related material are being used by terrorist groups operating in Libya, including by ISIL. Further to the text of the resolution, the Council reaffirmed its determination that terrorism, in all forms and manifestations, constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security. In addition, the Council condemned the flows of arms and related material transferred to or from Libya in violation of the arms embargo, including to ISIL and other terrorist groups in Libya.
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Senior shortstop Jalen Washington singles to third on a 0-1 pitch in the bottom of the first inning against Purdue on Sunday. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterReigning Big Ten tournament champion Ohio State (22-34, 8-16) will not be given a chance to defend their title as they finish 11th in the conference — three spots shy of qualifying for the tournament — following a 2-1 series loss to Indiana (30-20-2, 14-9-1).The Buckeyes’ 22-34 record is the worst in coach Greg Beals’ seven-year tenure at OSU and the first time the team has missed the tournament under his guidance. Their 11th place finish in the Big Ten is the lowest the team has placed in the history of the program, while their .393 overall winning percentage is the lowest since posting a winning percentage of .378 in 1979 (17-26-2, 10-7).Game 1The Buckeyes were propelled by a huge sixth inning and shut down a late comeback attempt by the Hoosiers to win the first game of the series 7-4.An RBI-groundout in the first inning off the bat of freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone gave OSU the early 1-0 lead, but the Hoosiers later tied the game up on a home run by senior center fielder Craig Dedelow in the top of the fifth inning.Then, in the sixth inning, OSU regained the lead and pulled ahead by a commanding five-run advantage, thanks to RBI hits from redshirt senior Shea Murray, sophomore Jacob Barnwell and sophomore pinch-hitter Andrew Fishel. Now trailing by five runs, the Hoosiers needed a spark, and they again received one from their center fielder Dedelow who homered to right-center for his second bomb of the night.The Buckeyes tacked on an additional run in the bottom of the eighth to give their bullpen a 7-2 cushion heading into the ninth. The first two Hoosier batters went down on eight total pitches, and the end seemed near for Indiana. But junior right fielder Logan Sowers blasted the third Indiana home run of the day to provide his team with some life with two outs in the ninth.A single and stolen base gave sophomore catcher Ryan Fineman a chance with a runner in scoring position, but it was a throwing error that drove in the Hoosiers’ second run of the inning. Junior reliever Seth Kinker was called on at this point to slam the door on Indiana, and he did just that with a three-pitch strikeout. Game 2A seven-run third inning proved insurmountable for the Buckeyes as they dropped the second game of the series 8-4 to Indiana.OSU received a spark early from Washington, who stole home to put the Buckeyes on the board in the bottom of the first inning. But that lead would not last long as the Hoosiers exploded two innings later in the top of the third. Three straight singles to open up the frame knotted the game up at one before an RBI-groundout finally put one away for Indiana. After that first out of the inning, Indiana strung together a double, single, triple, walk, squeeze bunt and another double pushed five more runs across for Indiana and gave them a commanding 7-1 lead.The Buckeyes were down, but they were not out. Two singles with one away in the bottom half of the third gave sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry a key run-scoring opportunity, and he delivered with a two-run RBI double to bring his team to within four. Cherry scored later in the inning to bring the score to 7-4.Indiana added one more the next half inning to extend their lead, and held the Buckeyes scoreless for the remaining six innings of the game to hold onto their 8-4 lead and tie the series up at one. Game 3Washington made the most of his senior day, but the Buckeyes could not salvage a win in the final game of their regular season, losing to Indiana 4-3.The Buckeyes and Hoosiers traded runs in the first inning before an RBI-single from freshman shortstop Jeremy Houston in the second inning put Indiana up 2-1.Houston later lead off the seventh inning with a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt before coming home to score on an RBI-double off the bat of sophomore designated hitter Matt Lloyd. Lloyd came around to score later in the inning on a wild pitch to expand the Hoosier lead to 4-1.But the Buckeyes started to show some life in the bottom of the eighth inning. With a runner aboard, Washington launched his seventh home run of the season, cutting the Indiana lead to just one.With only three outs remaining in their season, the Buckeyes were able to put a runner in scoring position with only one out in the bottom of the ninth. But a pair of groundouts to follow ended the Buckeye rally and officially put an end to their season.Making his final start in a Scarlet and Gray uniform, Washington finished Saturday 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. Though he had played shortstop for the majority of the season, he started senior day behind the dish, the position he played all of last season.
In vitro fertilisationCredit: SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI Lampard added she has embraced being a stepmother, saying: “Being a stepmother wasn’t something I had ever envisioned happening to me.”Disney has done a brilliant job of making out that all stepmothers are evil, but when you find yourself in that situation, you make the best of it.” “If it happens, it happens, but right now all is well in my world as it is.” “I am always being asked when I am going to have a baby. Everyone seems to be fascinated by my body clock.”As far as I am concerned, my attitude is that I will wait and see what happens. I’m not pushing myself. I’m not getting stressed or unhappy. I’m a believer in what will be will be.”Asked whether she might have IVF, Lampard, who is stepmother to Frank’s daughters Luna, 11, and Isla, 10, said: “That isn’t something we have thought about. Christine and Frank LampardCredit:Ray Tang/REX/Shutterstock “I know friends who have torn themselves apart and jeopardised their relationship because going through IVF was so traumatic and I don’t know if I could do that to myself or Frank.”I’m not one of those women who was thinking about babies at the age of 18, and when I first met Frank it wasn’t on the agenda. TV star Christine Lampard has said going through IVF has been so traumatic for her friends she doesn’t think she could do it.The Loose Women presenter, 38, has been married to former Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard for almost two years and is now regularly facing questions about whether they will add to their family.She told Mail On Sunday’s You magazine: “I think women are never allowed to feel that everything in their world is OK – if they are not worried about something then they should be. 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.
It looks as though Samsung will soon add a new member to its Android tablet line-up. With 7, 8, and 10-inch slates already on the market, the next version may sport a 12.2-inch display.The stretched-out slate recently checked in with the Bluetooth SIG bearing the model number SM-P901. That’s the same number that leaked earlier this year when talk of a new Samsung 12-incher heated up.Big? Yes… but not crazy big. A 12.2-inch Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note (depending on Samsung’s plans for the device) isn’t that much bigger that many Windows 8 hybrids. Samsung’s own Ativ Smart PC measures 11.6 inches along its diagonal.Most reviews of the Smart PC said that it isn’t all that heavy — in fact it’s only around three ounces heavier than an iPad despite the larger display. If Samsung can build an 11.6-inch Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet, it should be able to stick pretty close to that with a 12.2-inch, Exynos-powered Android device.The tablet’s width may require some getting used to. For example, you’ll probably want to switch to a thumb-friendly split keyboard layout on a tablet that measures somewhere around 12.7 inches wide. Still, if so many consumers liked the increased size of the original Galaxy Note, there’s no reason to think that they won’t be just as interested in a 12.2-inch tablet. At least that’s what Samsung is probably thinking.The new Galaxy is going to be a solid performer, thanks to an Exynos 5 octa-core processor. The biggest selling point will likely be the 2560 x 1600 display it’s said to be packing. At 12.2 inches, that still works out to 247ppi — not quite as sharp as the iPad. Then again, you probably won’t ever hold the 12.2-inch Galaxy tablet close enough to your face to notice when you’re doing normal Android tablet things like gaming, browsing, or watching videos.
Sunday 12 May 2019, 10:00 AM LAST MONTH, IT was confirmed that Jerry Sexton had become the first Irish rugby player to sign a professional contract with a South African club.The imposing lock will join the Southern Kings this summer on a three-year deal, meaning he’ll be playing Guinness Pro14 rugby against the Irish provinces in the coming seasons.Naturally enough, the visit to the RDS to take on his native Leinster will be getting circled in his calendar as soon as the fixtures for the 2019/20 campaign are released. Source: Southern Kings26-year-old Sexton has been playing with English Championship side Jersey for the past two seasons and though he has been striving to earn a shot in one of the top-tier professional leagues, he didn’t expect his chance to come in South Africa.“It came as a bit of a shock, to be honest, because South African rugby is famous for their second rows and producing that kind of player,” says Sexton, the younger brother of Ireland and Leinster out-half Johnny.The prospect of a move to the Kings, based in the city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, came up just after Christmas when his agent, Niall Woods, got in touch to see if Sexton was receptive to the interest the South African side had expressed.The lock still had two years left on his Jersey contract but the head coach of the club, Harvey Biljon, always hoped to see his players progress to a higher stage, meaning Sexton had a clause allowing him to depart.With new owners – the wonderfully named ‘The Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World’ – at the Kings since March, the hope is that there’s a new era ahead for a club that has won just three of its 42 games since joining the Pro14 in 2017.“If you look at the last couple of years, they’ve obviously been disappointed with how they’ve done,” says Sexton, who has been watching the Kings closely since that first contact.“But they’re hoping to build, put a three-year plan in place and really start challenging. You look at what Treviso have done [in reaching the play-offs this season]; if you can aspire to do something like that it would be great.”Sexton has never been to South Africa before so is looking forward to moving to Port Elizabeth with his partner this summer, having heard good things about the beachfront from his South African team-mates in Jersey. Source: Jersey Reds TVClick here if you cannot view the clip aboveA three-year contract provides security, although it was tough for Sexton to decide to leave Jersey – who he captained this season as they finished an impressive fourth in the Championship.“I ended up playing 53 games in two years here,” says the 6ft 5ins, 118kg Sexton.“That’s a testament to Jim Molony, our head S&C coach, and Emlyn Lynch, our head physio – they’re both Irish guys.“Then the coaches let me play 53 games as well. When you’re happy on the pitch, that leads to it off the pitch.“I met my partner here, it’s such a nice island, it was a big decision to leave. But I’m ambitious and want to try and have the best career I can possibly have. If I didn’t leave, I’d be lying to myself.”As well as growing into a leadership role, Sexton has improved as a technical second row – calling Jersey’s lineout and working closely with Neil Tunnah, the club’s forwards coach, to better understand the set-piece intricacies he hopes will stand him in good stead as he establishes himself with the Kings.Sexton’s superb performances this season earned him a place in the 2018/19 Championship Dream Team, voted for by the 12 head coaches in the league and published in The Rugby Paper.He says it was “very humbling” to be included, with the article praising him as a “keen student of the game who gives the Reds an edge at lineout time.”Sexton’s journey towards securing a contract with a Pro14 club speaks volumes about his grit.Having played underage rugby for Leinster and earned Ireland caps at U18 and U20 levels, he was overlooked for an academy spot with his home province. Sexton  after scoring a try for the Ireland U20s in 2013. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/InphoIt looked as though he would join London Irish’s academy instead but, after that deal collapsed at a late stage, he ended up with French Pro D2 side Auch, helping them to a national U23 title. Sexton moved to Mont-de-Marsan in the summer of 2014 but opportunities weren’t forthcoming and he soon linked up with Exeter Chiefs in a 14-week trial basis, going on to earn a contract that kept him there for two seasons.He made his Premiership debut at the age of 21, then joined London Irish on loan in 2016 and made another five appearances in the top flight. Sexton linked with the Exiles permanently the following season, before his move to Jersey in 2017.It’s been a roundabout route and Sexton stresses how important it has been to have a good agent working on his behalf in Woods, who runs Navy Blue Sports. “I’ve been working with Niall for the last five years and thank God I met him.“My brother introduced me to Niall and he’s just worked hard for me. I’ve tried to work hard for him and he’s always given me the opportunity to keep on playing by getting me contracts.”Even still, it has taken Sexton’s determination to stay the course and fight for his place in the professional game.Like every player and every person, he has had tough times – never more so than when his friend, Conor Hallinan, took his own life at the age of 23 in 2016. Having been close since they were eight-year-olds, Hallinan’s death had a big impact on Sexton and it was one of the times where he considered packing in his nomadic rugby life and moving home to Ireland.“I was thinking about that the other day, there have been pretty hard moments,” says Sexton. “I lost one of my friends a few years ago when I was with London Irish and that had a big impact on me. He went through a mental health battle. Sexton during his time with London Irish.“It was at a time where you don’t know if you’re staying with London Irish or leaving, and I lost him and it was just a tough moment. I always thought to myself that I want to give rugby my best shot.“There are always going to be hard times, it’s how you come through that and I said I’d come to Jersey and give it my best shot, hoping something would come from that.”The shock of losing Hallinan underlined to Sexton that everyone, rugby players included, can benefit from understanding that it’s ok not to be ok.He has great respect for the work his team-mate, Conor Joyce, is doing alongside his brother, Kieran, with Noggin Sport.“It’s hugely important for people to talk about their feelings, especially men in sport. You can put on such a bravado about being big and tough guys but if someone is feeling vulnerable, it’s important to talk.”Mature and hungry after his rugby journey so far, Sexton’s life is now all about the excitement of his move to the Kings.He’ll be back in Dublin next month, as well as visiting relations in Kerry, before the next chapter of his career begins in Port Elizabeth.“Talking to friends and family, this is the age where I need to go and get it,” says Sexton.“I have three years over there, I’ll just have turned 29 when this contract finishes. At the end of it, I want to know that I’ve given it my very best.”__________Need help? Support is available:Samaritans 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgAware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 1800 247 247 or email email@example.com (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)A list of HSE and HSE-funded services can be found here.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 4 Comments Subscribe Short URL 40,111 Views https://the42.ie/4626799 By Murray Kinsella Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share8 Tweet Email2 May 12th 2019, 10:01 AM ‘It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows’ 26-year-old Jerry Sexton has earned a contract in the Pro14 with the Southern Kings.
Stay on target Despite telling myself that I wouldn’t, I saw Ready Player One over the weekend. And, like MovieBob said, it’s pretty good as a movie. I could appreciate that, even though I had a hard time seeing it in the theater. That’s because underneath the sprawling paean to 80s and 90s pop culture, I found Ready Player One to be horrifying. It shouldn’t be seen as a celebration of the past, but a warning of the future, and I’m not talking about the film’s hastily tossed-in admonishment of spending all your time online.The cultural references in Ready Player One are so hypersaturated that almost every screen has some logo, character, design, or other shout-out to a property we recognize. That we recognize, the teens and 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-somethings, and 50-somethings who are reading this now, in 2018. The movie takes place in 2045, with the main characters born in the 2020s. That’s absolutely terrifying.Parzival and Artemis and H (Aech) and everyone who spends all their time in the Oasis does so while obsessing over cultural touchstones created before they were even born. They drive the DeLorean from Back to the Future and wear Thriller jackets and know the ins and out of Atari 2600 games. Whatever glimpses we have of non-branded designs, like Parzival and Artemis’s avatars, are incredibly generic designs with little identity of their own. Everything they see and do is defined by media created in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The newest references you can spot are from Halo and Overwatch, but that’s as far as it goes.This is a generation of kids who don’t have their own culture. They have hand-me-downs from their parents and grandparents. Anything new created in the 2020s, 2030s, or 2040s are so bereft of iconic aesthetics that they look like placeholder assets in a sea of licensed game models. They have nothing of their own, and everything they create is some sort of shuffled variation of something that was made, released, and obsessed over decades ago.There’s an in-universe explanation for this that internally fits, but thematically doesn’t address the problems it presents. The creator of the virtual reality Oasis, James Halliday, loved all of those things and because the world is such a singular reflection of his vision, and because of his contest to get control over it, everyone chases after all of those things he likes. That’s fine, but it still leaves Ready Player One with a full generation without its own popular culture. They don’t have their own music, their own movies, their own TV shows, or their own games outside of the Oasis. They just have a big trunk of 1980s ephemera.That’s the greatest tragedy of Ready Player One, and it goes almost completely unspoken. Apart from a few personally nostalgic recordings of Halliday wishing things could change, no one considers just how weird it is that teenagers born in the 2020s are rocking Marty McFly chic. It gets really uncomfortable when I find some of the nostalgic references dated and best left behind, and I’m 34. Atari 2600 games are the video game equivalent of cave paintings, and the game didn’t reach a state where it holds up over time until the mid to late days of the NES, but it’s an Atari 2600 that becomes critical in the movie’s climax.James Halliday is the world’s biggest unintentional monster in Ready Player One, and it’s not because he created a virtual world that takes up everyone’s attention. It’s because his obsession with his own childhood resulted in everyone becoming just as obsessed in his childhood than they were with their own, or with their kids’. First, he made the Oasis, and everyone loved it, and it would have been fine if it ended like that. But then he created his contest and announced it on his death, and that contest nudged everyone already exposed to his nostalgia into becoming utterly fixated on it.Kids today like things that I don’t. Yes, they have things they enjoy that even my cartoon-watching manchild ass doesn’t get. They have Roblox and Fortnite and Peppa Pig and, I don’t know, apps and stuff I’ve never heard of! Even when they’re getting our cultural hand-me-downs with remakes and reboots and reimaginings, they’re still getting some things they can call their own. And those variations on the things we like are still variations, with new concepts being developed and explored so the next generation can enjoy them in their own way. Teen Titans Go! is not Teen Titans (and is fascinatingly steeped in its own anachronistic nostalgia), but it does its own thing and does it very well even without drama or Ron Perlman. New things are made, even with old things.Ready Player One doesn’t have any of that. It’s a generation raised on stagnant nostalgia, without anything new for themselves. It’s tragic, and it shows a very real danger we should be mindful of when mining our own nostalgia. Which is what the movie itself is intended to do.I love old stuff from my childhood. I have a SNES Classic. I religiously watched Toonami. I still think the DCAU is the greatest adaptation of DC comics into TV or film. There are things we can’t totally move on from, and that’s fine. They’re the things we loved and still love. But I love new things, too. Gargoyles gave way to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dexter’s Laboratory gave way to Gravity Falls. My Little Pony gave way to, well, My Little Pony, but it also became its own thing in the process. And all of these things came to be because their creators loved what came before them and were inspired to make new things, or to take those old things and change them so they can be seen in a different way.We’re not immune from our forebearers’ nostalgia, ourselves. We were all raised on Looney Tunes and Disney movies made decades ago. But we still managed to get our own things and eventually create new things for the next generation. We need to remember that as we look forward. I don’t want 2045 to be defined by a virtual reality bundled in my own personal cultural comfort blankets. I want it to be unrecognizable, new, and interesting. And maybe filled with things that I can learn to enjoy in my old age, instead of forcing the old things I enjoyed on younger people as the only defining factor of their own culture.As a movie, Ready Player One was fine. But what the next generation will be able to come up with when we stop weighing them down with our chains of nostalgia? 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Vijayawada: The students of PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, bagged the trophy and the 2nd runner-up prize of Rs 50,000 at the Smart India Hackathon 2019 Hardware Grand Finale held from July 8 to 12, organised by Institute Innovation Council, MHRD, New Delhi at National Institute of Technology, Tirichurapalli. Dr Jagadish Vengala, mentor and head, EDC and convener, IIC, PVPSIT, Vijayawada on Tuesday said that about 32 teams with 90 plus ideas from the institute competed in both Software and Hardware editions of which the “CIVIMECHOS” team comprising students V Hema Varshini, Ch Suchita from Civil Engineering Department and M S N S Harsha, K Madhavarao, M Vikasdas, K Sai Sankaran from Mechanical Engineering department have come up with ‘Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Helical Twists’ which when placed on the dividers of highways takes the wind power from fast moving vehicles and generates remarkable amount of electricity which can be utilised for highway electrical lighting system. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Dr A Haritha, faculty member, IIC, PVPSIT, Vijayawada said that Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative which involved 1 lakh plus technical students, 3,000 plus technical institutions, 200 plus organisations from across India. As many as 1,101 ideas were shortlisted for round 1 and out of which 172 ideas made up to the Grand Finale. CIVIMECHOS was the one to enter the grand finale and won the prize. Dr K Sivaji Babu, principal, PVPSIT, B Sreeramulu, convener and P Lakshmanrao, secretary, Siddhartha Academy appreciated the efforts of the students and congratulated them.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Rome on Sunday morning on a four-day official visit to Italy to join the upcoming meeting of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as one of its keynote speakers at the invitation of IFAD president Gilbert F Houngbo.The prime minister will present the keynote paper at the meeting on 13 February, reports news agency UNB.Sheikh Hasina and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:05 am by an Emirates flight.Finance minister AMA Muhith, agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali are accompanying the prime minister.Hasina will reach Fiumicino Airport, Rome around 6:45 pm (local time) via Dubai. She will be taken to Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome where she will be staying during her visit.On Monday morning, the prime minister will go to the Vatican City where she will be given audience by Pope Francis after guard of honour there.She will also have a meeting with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and visit Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica.In the evening, Hasina will join dinner to be hosted by the Bangladesh ambassador in Rome.On 13 February, the prime minister will attend the inaugural session of the Governing Council of IFAD and deliver her keynote paper.Later, she will attend lunch to be hosted by IFAD president in honour of keynote speakers.In the evening, she will join a community reception arranged by the local unit of Awami League.The theme of this year’s IFAD council is ‘From fragility to long-term resilience: Investing in sustainable rural economies.’The governing Council of IFAD is the Fund’s principal governing body having full decision-making powers.It consists of all of IFAD’s member states and meets annually. It is attended by the official Member State representatives. Observers are also invited to attend sessions.IFAD has more than 30 years of experience working in Bangladesh.The Prime Minister will leave Rome on the afternoon of 14 February and reach Dhaka on 15 February morning.
To achive this objective a three days Art Education Seminar and Workshop was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi from 21 to 24 January.The attempt of Lalit Kala Akademi in conducting this seminar was to act as a catalyst and in bringing art veterans and budding artistes under one roof, to be able to gain out of the distinguished speakers that have dedicated their life time to art and culture. During the three days the audience consisted of students, professors and masters from diverse disciplines. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Renowned people from various fields like Ravinder Singh, secretary, ministry of culture, Subhadra Mitra Channa, professor, department of anthropology, DU, senior curator and art critic Gayatri Sinha, were part of the first day of the seminar to speak on the Importance of Art Education.Commenting on the art eduction Sadanand Menon, eminent art critic said that, ‘The necessity for the revitalisation of art education is not a matter of dispute. Education is the ability to ask questions and not be passive receivers of knowledge. Arts political, economic and social dimension should be recognised and promoted.’ The last day of the event, witnessed a splendid display of exhibition by various artists from different states. Artist from different disciplines were invited like Nathu Lal Verma for Fresco, Jayesh Kumar L Mandanka and Sompura for Stone Carving, Dadhi Pathak for Bamboo Art, Panditram for Bhittit Chitra and Jali work, Partha Dasgupta who made beautiful jewellery from Terracotta tiles. Also at display were Thangka Paintings, Pata Paintings, Kangra Paintings, Dogra Casting and more. The Artist that came depicts the diversity of the Indian culture through their performances, art and interdisciplinary workshop. Arts Education fosters both cultural awareness and promotes cultural practices which are transmitted from one generation to the next. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVenkat Raman Shyam from Madhaya Pradesh presented Gonda art tradition says that art is a unique form which should be improvised with the modern time and therefore is placed in the category of contemporary art. Further the artist use contemporary mediums like acrylic. The other demonstration includes the stone carvers from the Akshar Dham Temple, handloom weavers form Pata-silk tradition and North East handloom weavers. The Seminar and Workshop reflected the ideology that arts are both the manifestation of culture and the means of communication.
Three trucks were involved in a terrible collision in the early hours of this morning (December 2) near the Bergville Toll Plaza.It was about 1am when the three trucks were travelling behind each other. The collision saw the truck in the front being hit from behind and in turn, the second truck was hit by the truck at the back.The driver of the cargo-carrying truck at the back lost his life in the crash. His body was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by Sharaj Ambulance Services and EMRS paramedics.Aside from the one fatality, three people sustained minor injuries and one other person was treated for shock.Police, Public Safety, MLM mortuary services and towing personnel were also on scene.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
No related posts. All four series in the divisional round went the limit, but championship series are set at last.The Tigers and Giants both won their Game 5s on Thursday. On Friday, the Yankees held off the Orioles in the afternoon game, and the Cardinals made another improbable rally to defeat the Nationals later that night. Below is the Major League Baseball playoff schedule for the best-of-seven American League and National League championship series to determine berths in the World Series (games five through seven if needed):American LeagueDetroit Tigers v New York YankeesSat. Oct. 13 – Detroit at NY YankeesSun. Oct. 14 – Detroit at NY YankeesTue. Oct. 16 – NY Yankees at DetroitWed. Oct. 17 – NY Yankees at DetroitThu. Oct. 18 – NY Yankees at DetroitSat. Oct. 20 – Detroit at NY YankeesSun. Oct. 21 – Detroit at NY YankeesNational LeagueSan Francisco Giants v St. Louis CardinalsSun. Oct. 14 – St. Louis at San FranciscoMon. Oct. 15 – St. Louis at San FranciscoWed. Oct. 17 – San Francisco at St. LouisThu. Oct. 18 – San Francisco at St. LouisFri. Oct. 19 – San Francisco at St. LouisSun. Oct. 21 – St. Louis at San FranciscoMon. Oct. 22 – St. Louis at San Francisco Facebook Comments
No related posts. A series of break-ins and robberies has occurred in the Arenal area and continues unabated.The thieves are targeting the homes of Ticos as well as Gringos. These are not just “targets of opportunity,” as the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) labels theft of objects left out in the open such as bicycles and tools, etc. These robberies involve forceful entry of homes and bodegas. The most recent report involved breaking steel-reinforced rods out of concrete to remove hinges and locks from a bodega door. A chapeadora (weedwacker) worth $600 was stolen. The Parcelas elementary school in Barrio San Antonio was stripped of virtually everything, including the pots, pans, eating utensils and electric appliances in the kitchen.Kudos to Moya’s restaurant for hosting a party with live music and great food as a fundraiser to replace the items stolen from Parcelas school.Although OIJ is working on these cases, watching friends and neighbors be victimized has been extremely disheartening. We hope the perpetrators are soon brought to justice.On a happier note, Jeff Spencer reports that an indoor soccer league is being developed with the youngsters of the Arenal area. Teams will be formed using a draft format to distribute talent evenly. Anyone interested in participating may contact Jeff at 8991-7651.–William & Jean Priestjean_pri@msn.com Facebook Comments
No related posts. Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) campaign manager Humberto Vargas on Friday accused three top party leaders – Rolando Laclé, Gonzalo Fajardo and Jorge Guardia – of sparking internal clashes that led to the resignation of former presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández.In an interview on Telenoticias Channel 7, Vargas said those three politicians, along with members of PUSC’s Strategy Committee, attempted to force Hernández to dismiss several party members, including three of his closest advisers.Hernández announced his resignation on Thursday, just five months after winning the party’s nomination and one day after the 2014 election season kicked off.Hernández was the only candidate from a major party not to attend the opening campaign ceremony on Wednesday at the Supreme Elections Tribunal in San José.In a public letter Hernández, who is director of the National Children’s Hospital, claimed that he was “a victim of backstabbing” by members of his own party.Although Hernández had never participated in politics, recent polls showed him as second favorite to win the presidency, behind ruling National Liberation Party candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya.PUSC leaders are currently considering alternative candidates including Rodolfo Piza, who placed second in the party’s primaries and was Hernández’s candidate for vice president.Party officials also are considering sitting out the 2014 presidential race, running only candidates for the Legislative Assembly instead.A group of PUSC supporters on Saturday will march to Hernández’s home in eastern San José to ask him to reconsider his decision. The march will begin at 11 a.m. at the La Hispanidad roundabout, east of the capital, and will end in Sabanilla. Facebook Comments
Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society Mesa family survives lightning strike to home FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, Syrian Kurdish militia members of YPG make a V-sign next to poster of Abdullah Ocalan, jailed Kurdish rebel leader, and a Turkish army tank in the background in Esme village in Aleppo province, Syria. Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013. The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, whose affiliates have been effective in battling the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Mursel Coban, Depo Photos, File) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WHERE DO THE KURDS STAND IN SYRIA?Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, making up more than 10 percent of the country’s pre-war population of 23 million people. They are centered mostly in the impoverished northeastern province of Hassakeh, between the borders of Turkey and Iraq.The Kurdish Democratic Union party, or PYD, is the most powerful political force among Syria’s Kurds. The party is a deeply secular, and affiliated with the PKK. The People’s Protection Units, known by its Kurdish acronym YPG, is the main Kurdish fighting force in Syria.Since Syria’s civil war began, the Kurds have made unprecedented gains, strengthening their hold on the far northeast reaches of the country and carving out territory where they declared their own civil administration in areas under their control. They have demonstrated a surprising resilience in their fight against Islamic State group militants in Kobani, pushing them out in January with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes. More recently last month, they ejected the Islamic State group from their stronghold of Tal Abyad along the border with Turkey, robbing the IS of a key avenue for smuggling oil and foreign fighters. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories WHERE DO THEY STAND IN IRAQ?Five million Kurds have their own government in Iraq’s semi-autonomous north and have significant representation in the central government with several key posts including the presidency, which is allocated to Kurds. They currently represent about 20 percent of Iraq’s population, making them the largest ethnic minority.There are two main Iraqi Kurdish factions: The Kurdistan Democratic Party is led by Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is led by former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. The factions fought a bloody war for power over northern Iraq in the mid-1990s, before agreeing to a power-sharing deal that ended the fighting in 1998.The Iraqi Kurdish militia, known as the peshmerga, has been a major force in repelling the Islamic State group’s onslaught in recent months, with nearly a dozen countries rushing to its aid with weapons and training in the absence of genuine support from a strained Iraqi military.The United States has been one of the most ardent protectors of Iraqi Kurds for over a generation, helping establish and enforce a safe haven in northern Iraq to protect them from Saddam Hussein. After the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials sought to give equal power to Kurdish politicians even in navigating the delicate rivalry between the factions. Turkey and its U.S. and European allies consider the PKK — which has Marxist origins — a terrorist organization for killing civilians in urban bombings.In 2012, Turkey launched secret talks with the PKK’s imprisoned leader, Abdullah Ocalan, to end the conflict. The talks were made public in 2013 and the PKK declared a cease-fire a few months later.Kurds accused Turkey of not doing enough to help Syrian Kurds during the battle against Islamic State militants over the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, prompting violent clashes and straining the fragile peace process.Tensions flared again after an Islamic State suicide bombing in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc on Monday killed 32 people. Kurdish groups held the Turkish government responsible, saying it had not been aggressive in battling the Islamic State group.Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party, the People’s Democratic Party, said the strikes on the PKK in Syria and Iraq amounted to an end of the two-year-old truce. It called on the government to end the bombing campaign and resume a dialogue with the Kurds.Turkey views Kurds in Iraq as an ally but is suspicious of Syrian Kurds who are affiliated with the PKK. Ankara is worried that Kurdish gains in Iraq and in Syria will encourage the aspirations of its own Kurdish population. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation ___Associated Press writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, and Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013.The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, whose affiliates have been effective in battling the Islamic State group.The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major part of the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries threatened by the militants’ advance. Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish Kurds took part in cross-border operations to help rescue tens of thousands of displaced people from the minority Yazidi group from Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain in August last year and they continue to fight in cooperation with one another against the Islamic State group in areas along the Iraq-Syria border. They have been somewhat effective in limiting the expansion of the Islamic State militants across northern Iraq but there are concerns that Turkish airstrikes on the PKK could jeopardize Kurdish positions.WHO ARE THE KURDS?The Kurds are an ethnic group with their own language and customs whose nomadic past led to their modern-day dispersal across several countries, mostly Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. Sunni Muslims make up the vast majority, but there is a sizeable Shiite population, particularly in Iran.After the collapse of the Ottoman and Qajar empires and the subsequent creation of these modern states, Iraq, Iran and Turkey each agreed to oppose the creation of an independent Kurdistan, making them the largest stateless minority group in the world. With nearly 25 million people living in five countries, they continue to push for self-rule.WHAT IS THEIR ROLE IN TURKEY?Turkey is home to an estimated 15 million Kurds, about one-fifth of the country’s population of 76 million. Most are Sunni Muslim.The PKK has fought a three-decade war, initially for independence and later for autonomy and greater rights for Kurds. The conflict with the PKK has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984.
Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in New York. Judge James Burke is expected to issue rulings Thursday on defense motions seeking to dismiss some or all of a six-count indictment accusing Weinstein of rape and sexual assault. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the Manhattan district attorney’s decision to drop some charges against Harvey Weinstein. (all times local):1:50 p.m.The New York Police Department says it is investigating allegations that a detective improperly coached a witness during the Harvey Weinstein investigation.Prosecutors dropped part of the sexual assault case against Weinstein on Thursday after a witness said Detective Nicholas DiGaudio had coached her to stay silent about evidence partially contradicting the account one of the film producer’s accusers.Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea says an internal probe of the detective’s conduct began a week ago.He says that as of now, DiGaudio has “no active role” in the Weinstein investigation but remains on duty.A message left on a phone used by the detective in the past wasn’t returned.___11:20 a.m.One of the charges against Harvey Weinstein was dropped after evidence emerged that a police detective had urged a witness to keep quiet about inconsistencies in the accuser’s accounts.Details emerged on Thursday after the court unsealed a letter that Manhattan prosecutors wrote to Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, in September.There was no immediate response from the New York Police Department.A judge agreed on Thursday to dismiss allegations by Lucia Evans, one of three accusers in the case.The letter also said prosecutors had recently obtained an email that Evans wrote in 2015 to the man she later married. They say that account differs from the one she provided to investigators.It says the accuser told prosecutors that the inconsistencies may have been caused by a flawed memory.___10:40 a.m.Harvey Weinstein’s attorney says an accuser should be criminally prosecuted for perjury following the decision to drop part of the case against him.A judge agreed on Thursday to dismiss allegations by Lucia Evans, one of three accusers in the case.Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told the judge he believes Evans lied both to the grand jury and to The New Yorker about her encounter with Weinstein.Brafman said outside court that “this is not about victim shaming.”Evans’ attorney says the decision does not “invalidate the truth of her claims.”Attorney Carrie Goldberg says prosecutors’ decision to “abandon” her client speaks to a system that needs to be reformed.___10:05 a.m.An attorney for the Harvey Weinstein accuser whose case has been dropped says it does not “invalidate the truth of her claims.”Attorney Carrie Goldberg says in a statement that the prosecution’s decision to “abandon” her client, Lucia Evans, speaks to a system that needs to be reformed.Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal case against Weinstein on Thursday.In a story published a year ago Wednesday, Evans told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a meeting at his office in 2004.Remaining charges include allegations Weinstein raped a woman in 2013 and forced a sex act on a different woman in 2006.Weinstein says he is innocent.His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in court that he believes Evans lied to the grand jury about what happened.___9:50 a.m.Manhattan’s district attorney has dropped part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein.The development was announced in court on Thursday with Weinstein looking on.A judge agreed to dismiss allegations by one of three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans.In a story published a year ago Wednesday, Evans told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a meeting at his office in 2004.Remaining charges include allegations Weinstein raped a woman in 2013 and forced a sex act on a different woman in 2006.Weinstein says he is innocent.His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in court that he believes Evans lied to the grand jury about what happened.____9:40 a.m.Harvey Weinstein has arrived at a New York courthouse where his lawyers are trying to get the charges dismissed in his criminal case.Judge James Burke is expected to issue rulings Thursday on defence motions assailing an indictment accusing Weinstein of rape and sexual assault.The hearing comes a year and a day after The New Yorker first published allegations by one accuser in the case, Lucia Evans.She says Weinstein forced her into oral sex in 2004.Weinstein’s lawyers and prosecutors had been wrangling over the part of the indictment pertaining to Evans in recent weeks in closed-door meetings and sealed court papers.Weinstein is also charged with raping a woman in 2013 and forcing an unwanted sex act on a woman in 2006.He denies assaulting anyone.___5:30 a.m.Harvey Weinstein is set to appear before a New York judge as his lawyers try to get the charges dismissed in his criminal case.Judge James Burke is expected to issue rulings Thursday on defence motions assailing an indictment accusing Weinstein of rape and sexual assault.The hearing comes a year and a day after The New Yorker first published allegations by one accuser in the case, Lucia Evans.She says Weinstein forced her into oral sex in 2004.Weinstein’s lawyers and prosecutors had been wrangling over the part of the indictment pertaining to Evans in recent weeks in closed-door meetings and sealed court papers.Weinstein is also charged with raping a woman in 2013 and forcing an unwanted sex act on a woman in 2006.He denies assaulting anyone. 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