Modi flays opposition over surgical strikes Mission Shakti

first_imgMeerut: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the opposition parties for raising questions over India’s air strikes against Pakistan and its capabilities in the space. “The country has seen many governments which believed in sloganeering but for the first time it has seen a decisive government which knows how to fulfil its commitments,” Modi said as he launched his campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. “Be it land or sky or space, the government of your ‘chowkidar’ has shown courage to conduct surgical strikes,” he added. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Modi’s reference was to the bombing by the Indian Air Force of a terrorist camp in Pakistan on February 26 and Wednesday’s launch of an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile that destroyed a satellite orbiting 268 km above the earth. The Prime Minister said that by raising questions over the government’s actions, some opposition leaders had become a “hero” in Pakistan. “People have to decide whether they need a hero of India or a hero of Pakistan. They have to decide whether they need ‘saboot’ (proof) or ‘sapoot’ (hero). Those seeking ‘saboot’ are challenging the ‘sapoot’,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Taking potshots at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his ‘theatre jibe’ at the Prime Minister after the Anti-Satellite missile launch, Modi said some opposition leaders didn’t even know the difference between a theatre set and A-SAT. “Yesterday when I was speaking about A-SAT, he got confused. In theatre you see sets being shifted… He thought I was talking about that set… What do you say about someone who does not even know the difference between a theatre set and an A-SAT?” Modi said scientists wanted a test to shoot down a satellite in space, but the previous Congress government postponed that decision also. “To make the India of 21st century strong and for its security, this decision should have been taken a long ago. But it kept getting delayed,” he said. Slamming the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh as political opportunism, Modi said to defeat the BJP, the old enemies have now become friends. “From ‘2 ladke’ its now ‘bua-bhatija’. This just shows that for these people there is no bigger target than power,” he said, adding that crime will again go up if people voted for the two parties. The Prime Minister said the 2019 election was a fight between “dumdaar” BJP and a “daagdaar” opposition. “Under these ‘mahamilaavati’ (adulterated) group of leaders, did you see how terrorists flourished? Did you not see incidents of terror from across the country under their rule? So, tell me, can you trust such people?” Modi said the country had decided to again vote for a BJP government “because here is a decisive government which has delivered on every front”. This is Modi’s first election rally for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since the announcement of the April-May Lok Sabha polls by the Election Commission.last_img read more

British Rapper Skepta Accused of Plagiarism by Moroccan Photographer

Rabat – British rapper Skepta is facing accusations of plagiarism from professional Moroccan photographer Ilyes Grieb.In November 2016, Grieb’s friends noticed that photographs posted in Skepta’s Instagram’s page were shockingly similar to Grieb’s own pictures from “Moroccan Youth”, a series he has been working on since 2013, the photographer explained to Morocco World News.“My pictures were taken by Skepta without me being aware,” said Grieb. “The only thing they have changed is the cropping and of course, adding the clothing line logo on them. I didn’t receive any credit.” ©Ilyes GriyebIn the image captured by the Paris-based photographer, a group of Moroccan youth are shownin different attires and different postures, representing what it is like to be a young adult in the country.The same picture, slightly cropped, was posted in Skepta’s Instagram page on November last year to promote his latest clothing line, MAINES.Another picture by Grieb, showing a set of satellites grounded on a Moroccan roof, was also used by the British rapper for his clothing line campaign, claimed the photographer.“If Skepta liked my pictures so much that he used them to promote for his brand, he could have at least contacted me and we could have worked together” Grieb said. “But he preferred to rob from me, as if Morocco is just a background for his clothing brand. I took those pictures with emotions involved and with stories behind. He knows nothing about Morocco. What he did is plagiarism and it’s a shame.”Grieb tried to contact one of his acquaintances who works with Spekta to investigate on the matter. “This person was also shocked that my name wasn’t mentioned anywhere on the campaign. I told him that I wanted credit for my pictures and he said that he would contact Spekta and his crew.”The unidentified person assured the photographer that they had spoken to Spekta and promised the rapper would “do something about it.” However, Grieb did not receive word from Skepta to settle the matter. The photographer said he made several attempts to reach out to the rapper, but without response. read more

Trump Says Saudi Arabia Has Nothing But Cash

Rabat – US President Donald Trump renewed his support for Saudi Arabia during a “Make America Great Again” event on Saturday, April 27.During the rally, hosted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump indicated he would remain a firm supporter of the Saudi government, largely because of Riyadh’s continued purchases from US companies.Oil and weaponry constitute the cornerstone of the trade relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia. The US buys Saudi oil, and Saudi Arabia purchases American weaponry, with an additional understanding that the US would aid the kingdom in the event of a military attack. Read Also: Trump Administration Urges US Support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen“They have nothing but cash, right?” Trump said. “They buy a lot from us, $450 billion they bought.”PolitiFact, a fact-checking website, has raised doubts about the $450 billion figure. “You had people wanting to cut off Saudi Arabia … I don’t want to lose them,” Trump said.An unconfirmed callLater in the rally, Trump described a recent phone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in which he demanded more from the oil-rich nation in exchange for the US’s continued military support.“We lose $4.5 billion on a country to defend them, and they’re rich,” Trump said. “So, I called them. I said: listen, no good. They were in a state of shock because they’ve never got a call like this in 25 years, right.”He went on: “I said we’re losing $4.5 billion every year, we can’t do this anymore. This is crazy. He [King Salman] got very upset, angry, said this is not fair. I said, of course, this is fair. He said we’ll give you $500 million more … I said I want more. We argued. So, they paid us more than $500 million for one phone call, it took me one call.”Trump said King Salman then asked him why he was calling because “nobody had made such a call.”“That’s because they were stupid,” Trump said.The existence of the phone call between Trump and the Saudi king has not been confirmed, nor have Trump’s accounts of their alleged conversation. read more

Mandatory overtime for nurses at centre of hospital strike

TOLEDO, Ohio — A hospital strike now in its third week is putting a spotlight on staffing shortages at the same time Ohio lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow nurses to refuse mandatory overtime.Many of the nurses among the 2,200 workers on strike at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo say they are tired of repeatedly being on-call or forced to work beyond their regular shifts because of understaffing.The nurses say they sometimes only get a few hours of sleep before they’re expected to be back assisting with surgeries or caring for the sick, which creates a dangerous situation for both them and their patients.“This is not a bakery where if I miss an ingredient, I can throw it out and start over,” one of the striking nurses, Michele Powers, said. “There are times when we’re so rushed that it sets up a potential disaster.”The use of mandatory overtime in hospitals isn’t new, but nursing associations say it’s increasing and becoming a more contentious issue within the health care industry. Eighteen states now have laws that limit it.Labour disputes between hospitals and nurses over staffing concerns seem to be on the rise, experts say.In New York, about 10,000 nurses threatened to strike in April at three hospital systems until an agreement was reached to set minimum staffing levels. Last year, nurses in Michigan, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Nevada either walked off the job or demonstrated during disputes over staffing and mandatory overtime.Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow nurses to say no when they’re asked to work beyond scheduled hours. It would stop hospitals from disciplining or firing nurses who refuse overtime except during disasters or emergencies that bring in a large number of patients.The Ohio Hospital Association argues the proposal would get in the way of patient care, saying hospitals need flexibility in staffing because of the always changing number of patients.“We believe, through current measures in place, that we are putting patient safety first,” it said in a statement.The Ohio Nurses Association says mandatory overtime causes fatigue and burnout among nurses. “They end up risking their lives and their patients’ lives because they’re scared and don’t want to lose their jobs,” said Brian Burger, president of the association.The daughter of a Cincinnati-area nurse told Ohio House lawmakers in early May about how her mother, Beth Jasper, fell asleep while driving home after working a long shift and died in 2013.“Nurse fatigue is real. It’s not only a danger to patient care … but it’s a danger to the nurse,” Emma Jasper said. “Nurse fatigue is the reason I don’t have my best friend by my side any longer.”The hospital strike in Toledo that began May 6 involves nurses, paramedics, physical therapists and custodians. One of the issues the workers are upset about is health care costs, but mandatory overtime and staffing concerns are at the centre of the labour dispute.The hospital, which is part of the Cincinnati-based health care system Mercy Health Bon Secours, has said the way it handles staffing is reasonable and common within the industry.In a statement to The Blade newspaper last week, it said the practice of asking employees to be on-call “is a reasonable and responsible process to ensure each patient has the specialized care he or she needs while respecting the work-life balance of our associates and their families.”Powers, a surgical nurse, said she was on-call just over 40 hours a week last year — on top of her regular 40-hour work week.“It’s nothing more than a crutch because they don’t want to hire more help,” she said.It wasn’t unusual, she said, when she worked in general trauma to work a 12-hour shift and then get called back into work in the middle of the night.“We are expected, regardless of when we leave, to then get back on time the next morning,” she said. “Some people just stay and take a nap.”John Seewer, The Associated Press read more

UN and AU envoys hold more meetings with Darfur rebels to spur

The UN’s Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and the AU’s Sam Ibok, the Chief Mediators for the Darfur peace process, are meeting rebel groups that have been engaged in the peace process under the aegis of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.After today’s meeting in the southern Sudanese town of Juba, the two envoys will then travel to Darfur for a two-day visit starting on Wednesday in which they will hold meetings with other rebel movements that did not attend last month’s first round of peace talks in Sirte, Libya.Many of Darfur’s rebel groups, which have fragmented recently from three major groups into 16 or more separate factions, did not attend the Sirte talks that were designed to be the first step of a three-phase process to end the conflict.Since then the envoys, as well as other UN and AU officials, have been conducting meetings and consultations with the rebel groups in an attempt to find common ground ahead of the scheduled direct negotiations with Khartoum.More than 200,000 people have been killed since 2003 and another 2.2 million have been made homeless because of the fighting in Darfur between rebels, Government forces and allied militia known as the Janjaweed. A hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping mission known as UNAMID is slated to deploy at the start of next year to quell the widespread violence and humanitarian suffering. 19 November 2007United Nations and African Union mediators involved in the Darfur peace process are holding meetings today in southern Sudan in a bid to spur some of the war-torn region’s splintering rebel movements to unify their positions ahead of direct negotiations with the Sudanese Government scheduled for next month. read more

Wreckage of Valampuri located north of Point Pedro

‘Valampuri’ was destroyed by an LTTE suicide boat on 23rd February 1998 off Point Pedro when it was returning from Trincomalee. Twenty naval personal were killed during the confrontation. Attempts to search for the vessel were not successful due to rough sea conditions and the volatile security conditions which prevailed in the area during that time. (Colombo Gazette) The wreckage of the ‘Valampuri’ passenger ferry, which was sunk by the LTTE in 1998, has been located north of Point Pedro.The Navy said that on information received from a civilian diver, a fresh underwater search was carried out by Navy divers and the wrecked of the passenger ferry was located 8 nautical miles north of Point Pedro at a depth of 15 meters. read more

Initial agreement on Hambantota port to be signed tomorrow

The Initial agreement on operating the Hambantota port is to be signed tomorrow, Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said today.He said that the opposition is attempting to stage protests in Hambantota against the agreement. However the Minister said the initial agreement will be signed tomorrow and the final agreement will be signed after obtaining cabinet approval and Parliament approval. (Colombo Gazette)

UN predicts new displacements in northern Iraq

“It is likely there will be new displacements of people in the North,” David Wimhurst, the spokesman for the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, told reporters in Amman. “The return to urban areas has slowed and the people who live in Dohuk are once again leaving the city.””This displacement follows increased military activities in the area by American, Iraqi and Kurdish forces,” he added.Meanwhile, UN relief agencies continued their efforts to assist the people of Iraq. The World Health Organization (WHO) has prepositioned supplies to deal with hundreds of cases of cholera and trauma. The health kits, now in Amman, “will be shipped to Iraq as soon as the situation allows,” said agency spokesman Fadela Chaib, who also voiced concern about “worsening hygiene conditions that can favor the spread of communicable diseases” in Iraq.In a separate development, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Klaus Toepfer, warned that the black smoke over Baghdad coming from burning oil trenches and fires contains dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the environment. The agency is calling for efforts to monitor the potential impact of this smoke as soon feasibly possible.”UNEP believes that rapid action to repair environmental damage can play an important role in supporting humanitarian relief efforts,” said agency spokesman Michael Williams. read more

UN chief appoints Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa of Ethiopia to head

He succeeds Lieutenant General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia, who will complete his assignment on 20 January. In a statement issued by the UN Spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he is “grateful to Lieutenant General Gelalcha for his dedication and effective leadership of UNISFA as head of the military component.”Major General Mussa has a long and distinguished career with the Ethiopian Armed Forces, and is currently serving as the Head of Peacekeeping Coordination Center in the Ethiopian Armed Forces. He graduated from the Ethiopian Defence Command and Staff College in 2005 and was a Corps Commander in the Ethiopian Armed Forces from 2011 to 2012. He previously served as the Sector Commander North in the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), where he gained valuable experience in UN peacekeeping. Prior to this, he held a number of other appointments within the Ethiopian Armed Forces, starting in 1995. read more

Iraq security reform State control of armed groups priorities at critical junction

Newly arrived families from Fallujah receive emergency assistance in Al Khalidiya. Humanitarian actors are working around the clock to provide emergency assistance to the newly displaced, including shelter, water, food, basic household items and health care. Photo: OCHA/Themba Linden UNHCR distribution of emergency relief items for displaced families from Fallujah who’ve arrived in camps from Ameriyat al-Falluja. Photo: UNHCR/Caroline Gluck “The need for Iraqi political and community leaders and in particular the Council of Representatives to prioritize reconciliation based on a single vision and coordinated approach remains a matter of considerable urgency to ensure that the post-Da’esh phase in Iraq’s history be more stable, secure and prosperous than in the past,” said Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, using the Arabic name for ISIL. Briefing the Security Council, Mr. Kubiš, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) highlighted that recent victories against ISIL in Fallujah and Qayyarah and the progress in cutting off ISIL forces in Hawjia “have once again proved that Iraqis are capable of defeating Da’esh.” Mr. Kubiš said that progress against ISIL puts the liberation of Mosul “strongly on the agenda.” As those preparations continue, Prime Minister Abadi has prioritized UN-supported humanitarian operations and has requested the international community to urgently provide the necessary financing, he said. He noted that after the liberation of Fallujah, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent senior delegations to member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council and other countries in the region, with an invitation to join forces in the fight against the “increasingly global threat to international peace and security.” Along with military plans, the Iraqi Government and local actors must accelerate political planning for “the day after” the liberation, addressing issues of governance, law and order, and political management of Mosul and the rest of Ninewah. Nationwide, more than 10 million Iraqis require some form of humanitarian assistance, including 3.4 million people who have been displaced since the rise of ISIL in 2014, he said. Noting that the humanitarian appeal for 2016 requested $861 million, the Special Representative stressed that it is only funded at 38 per cent. “A reallocation of existing resources is under way but more funding is urgently needed, not only for the current emergency response, but also for the anticipated requirements arising from the Mosul liberation campaign, where the humanitarian effort could cost as much as $1 billion,” Mr. Kubiš said. The Mosul operation could be the largest and most sensitive humanitarian crisis in the world in 2016, the Special Representative said citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and urging that resources be made available now to make timely preparations possible. “The impact of under-funding on the crisis in Iraq is significant. Patience of host communities is disappearing, distrust in the government is growing. Prospects for stability and reconciliation after ISIL are put at risk,” he added. The envoy said that UN efforts to help stabilize areas newly liberated from ISIL are expanding, including Ramadi and soon also Fallujah. However, he said that stabilization efforts can only expand further after the threat of improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war has been addressed. For its part, UNMAS is working in Iraq with partners to address explosive contamination, which requires $300 million minimum financing over the next three years. “The world must recognize that Iraq requires more, not less international support at this critical juncture,” Mr. Kubiš said, adding that the pledging conference organized in support of Iraq in Washington, D.C., on 20 July is a sign of the international community’s continued commitment for a stable and peaceful Iraq. “While the international community is ready to offer assistance, Iraqis must implement substantive, in particular economic, institutional and anti-corruption reforms that will put their country on the road to recovery and improve the lives of Iraqis. People demand genuine change,” he concluded. That includes reforming Iraqi security institutions and ensuring the State has full control of armed groups, he said. “I continue to call on the Government to also take specific steps to promote women’s rights, their participation in politics and national reconciliation processes as part of the reform process as well as to support the victims of conflict-based sexual violence more effectively,” he added. Reports of human rights violationsIn addition to the political situation, the Special Representative highlighted concerns over human rights violations in Iraq. These include concerns for more than 700 Iraqi men and boys who remain missing following the Falluja military operations on 22 May. UNAMI has also received credible reports of torture and killings, disappearances and other allegations of mistreatment of those detained, committed by elements of the popular mobilization forces and the Iraqi security forces operating in the Fallujah area, notably during the initial phases of the operation. For example, UNAMI has registered statements supporting claims that 95 men remain unaccounted for after they were intercepted by forces affiliated to the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) while leaving their homes in Al Sejar area on 25 May, while another 643 men, including boys, remain missing since 5 June after they were intercepted by PMF-affiliated forces while leaving Saqlawiyah, the Special Representative said. Mr. Kubiš noted that, in a meeting with Mr. Abadi this past Monday, he had reiterated a message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that it is imperative for the Prime Minister to establish a committee to investigate violations and crimes quickly identifies the whereabouts of the missing men and boys, and secure their safe release or transfer to lawful government authorities. Meanwhile, as the Da’esh’s governance project in Iraq is collapsing, it has increasingly resorted to brutal insurgency tactics using suicide bombers. “The pattern of reinvigorated urban terrorism with sectarian focus, notably attacks against civilian targets and infrastructure in Baghdad is indicative of this trend. Luckily, so far they have failed in their efforts to re-ignite sectarian confrontation,” he said. Further deterioration of humanitarian situationThe UN envoy also emphasized that the humanitarian situation in Iraq has deteriorated further since the start of the military operation for Fallujah, with 640,000 people currently displaced in Anbar governorate alone. read more

Church of England gay marriage vote thrown into chaos after members get

first_imgJustin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury listens during a session of the General Synod Rev Peter Ould speaking on FacebookCredit:FACEBOOK A delegate walks past activists from the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement outside the General Synod at Church House in London It has since emerged that some members have suggested that clergy had made the same mistake.Rev Peter Ould, of Canterbury, said he had heard from other synod members who had also voted “no” incorrectly. He added: “I’ve spoken to two members of the house of laity who were confused, one of whom was very clear that he voted the wrong way. It would need four members of the house of clergy to say that they made a mistake for the result to change.  The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry at Coventry Cathedral Church leaders gathered at Church Hall in WestminsterCredit:Justin Tallis/AFP One lay synod member, who accidentally voted against the report but did not want to be named, told magazine Christian Today about the chaos in the chamber, saying a lot of people were unsure what they were voting for.”Other people around me were talking about their own misunderstandings,” he said.”The voting wasn’t clear. I have concerns, someone got shouted over, it was very confusing.”He added: “It was more of a colluding with people rather than an orderly debate.”In response to the confusion the Church of England reminded members to be more careful with their voting machines.  A spokesman said: “We are aware that the Bishop of Coventry and a member of the House of Laity have reported pressing the wrong button in the vote following the take note debate on the House of Bishops’ Report on marriage and Same-Sex Relationships“As the results in both the House of Bishops and House of Laity were strongly in favour of the report there is no material difference to the outcome of the vote.“It is the responsibility of Synod members to follow debates and the business of Synod carefully and to cast their votes accordingly.” Church leaders gathered at Church Hall in Westminster Rev Peter Ould speaking on Facebook A delegate walks past activists from the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement outside the General Synod at Church House in LondonCredit:PAcenter_img Voting electronically at the Synod on February 15  The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry at Coventry CathedralCredit:Andrew Fox Voting electronically at the Synod on February 15  Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury listens during a session of the General SynodCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP / Getty  The technical problems raise questions about whether the vote, which was only lost by seven votes in the house of clergy, can stand. The report, which was rejected last night after the House of Clergy voted against it by 100 votes to 93, said that the Church should preserve current teaching on gay marriage, which says that marriage is between one man and one woman and gay couples cannot marry in church. Members of the general synod, which is the Church of England’s general assembly, take votes using a hand-held device which has three buttons – one which means approval, one which means rejection and a third which means abstention. The other two houses of the Synod, bishops and laity, both voted to “take note” of the report.  But there was surprise when it was revealed that one bishop had voted against it. Sources said they believed the rejection came from the more liberal members of the clergy who thought the Church should ultimately drop its opposition to gay marriage.Members said it was “grudging and condescending”, “divorced from reality” and made the Church look “unkind” and homophobic. The Church of England’s crucial vote on gay marriage has been thrown into doubt after the Bishop of Coventry admitted he accidentally voted against the report and several others may have made the same mistake. The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth apologised for the mistake last night, which he said was because of “a moment of distraction and some confusion over the voting process”. The bishop insisted that he did in fact support the report written by his colleagues and was “embarrassed” to have accidentally rejected it.  “They voted the wrong way because they weren’t sure of what they voted on. One I spoke to thought they were still voting on procedure aspects rather than the actual substantive motion.”Other members said that they had voted the wrong way because they thought they were voting on a point of procedure, and not the actual debate. Prominent Anglican blogger Archbishop Cranmer tweeted: “If a bishop can do it, so can four members of clergy. How precarious is digital democracy.” In a statement, Bishop Christopher admitted to being the dissenter and said: “Much to my embarrassment, I have managed to give the impression that there was not complete agreement in the House of Bishops that the Report provided us with the best way forward.”Due to a moment of distraction and some confusion over the voting process, I pressed the wrong button on my handset, thus registering a vote against taking note rather than a vote for taking note of the Report!”I have apologised to my colleagues in the House of Bishops and to the Archbishops for my mistake.” 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.last_img read more

Joint Communique issued following meeting with President Opposition Leader

General and Regional Elections: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovernment refutes ‘false’ report in Chronicle about ‘invented’ Cabinet recessAugust 31, 2016In “latest news”Update: President Granger meets Queen Elizabeth, pushes ‘green agenda’April 27, 2017In “latest news”GECOM chair: Opposition Leader, President agree to third listJune 13, 2017In “latest news” Functioning of the National Assembly;Functioning of the Government;Public Services;Public Order;Dissolution of Parliament. Following the meeting that was held on Wednesday with President David Granger, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and their respective teams on the way forward after the passage of the no confidence motion in the National Assembly that saw Government falling, both parties had agreed that a joint statement would be issued.The statement was on Thursday released by the Department of Public Information (DPI) and is outlined below:The Government and Opposition met at the Ministry of the Presidency on January 9, 2019 at 11:00 hours at a high-level bilateral meeting.The delegations were as follows:GovernmentHis Excellency President David GrangerPrime Minister – Hon. Moses NagamootooVice President – Hon. Carl GreenidgeVice President – Hon. Khemraj RamjattanAttorney General – Hon. Basil WilliamsMinister of State – Hon. Joseph HarmonMinister of Natural Resources – Hon. Raphael TrotmanMinister of Social Protection – Hon. Amna AllyOpposition:Leader of the Opposition – Mr. Bharrat JagdeoGail TeixeiraAnil NandlallIrfaan AliBishop Juan EdghillFrank AnthonyPauline SukhaiOdinga LumumbaThe parties met in an atmosphere of cordiality and iterated their emphatic commitment to work on all and any matters relating to the preservation and protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana; irrespective of any domestic political issues.The parties agreed to discuss an agenda proposed by the President that included –Constitutional and Legal situation: Role of the National Assembly;Operational readiness of GECOM;National registration;Public Information.The parties recognized the high importance of continuous engagements between the Government and Opposition, the importance they hold for the national interest and the elevated public expectation.The Leader of the Opposition reiterated his position that the “no confidence motion” was validly passed and therefore there must be compliance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution.He further stated that the time-frames prescribed by the two provisions of the Constitution must be rigidly observed, notwithstanding the pendency of the legal proceedings filed; and that Parliament must be dissolved unless otherwise agreed upon in accordance with Article 106 (7) of the Constitution.Further, the Leader of the Opposition contended that while the Government remains in office in accordance with Articles 106(7) of the Constitution, its functions must be confined to the provision of essential services of the State and to matters in relation to preparation for General and Regional elections.In addition, the Leader of the Opposition emphasized that the National Assembly should only meet to deal with issues connected with the provision of essential services by the State and all matters related to the preparation of General and Regional elections.The President emphasized that the Government is legal and that it must govern without any limitations on its authority. His Excellency further stated that there is no provision in the Constitution which imposes limitation on the Government to perform its lawful functions.The President indicated that the Government and the Opposition, by agreement in the National Assembly, can enlarge the time beyond the 90 days contemplated by Article 106 (7) of the Constitution.The President further stated that it is lawful for the Government to engage the Court, to bring clarity to the provisions of Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution. Pending the conclusion of the legal proceedings, Parliament remains functional.Both sides are committed to work towards the expeditious conclusion of the matters engaging the attention of the court.The parties identified Ms. Amna Ally and Ms. Gail Teixeira to enquire into the readiness of GECOM.Both parties expressed their willingness to meet to ensure the management of the various issues facing the nation. read more

Shay Healy I could do without the daily pain but Im not

first_imgHe added jokingly: “There’s no dementia evident on my dad’s or mam’s side of the family so I have my fingers crossed that I won’t get….what was I talking about?”The full interview will air on TV3′s Midweek at 10pm tomorrow. “And they keep finding these miracle cures that they’re working on and they all say at the end of it ‘but it won’t be here for ten years and I’m looking at them saying well the odds have shortened considerably here now. It is two-to-one [that] I last long enough for this magic cure they are coming up with.”The former RTÉ presenter also revealed he suffers with hallucinations and that his greatest fear is that he will develop dementia.“I went through a very bad month of extreme hallucinations all day. I get flashes all day. It is a combination…I’m looking over the top of my glasses and things are a tiny bit fuzzier than they might be – lamps and coat hangers and footballs – they take on extraordinary faces and personas.“I might come down to the kitchen at 3 o’clock in the morning and the couch would have three people sitting on it, and there’ll be two more over at the window chatting. Where these people come from I don’t know but they’re all well dressed, ABC1s you know. They’re not giving me any hassle but it’s kind of stupid, I treat them like a cat – I say ‘scat’ and they’re gone.I’m not scared. I’m Old Man River. Tired of living and scared of dying. I could do without the daily pain. But I’m not scared.He also said that he hasn’t allowed the diagnosis or disease get him down.“I haven’t cried. I’m frustrated by it because I really should be performing more,” he added.“My one concern is that I might eventually arrive at the doorstep of dementia which wouldn’t be nice. We all have memory loss at this stage of our lives anyway – you can’t remember somebodies name or whatever else. I haven’t had any serious touches with it except for one day when everything went haywire for about six hours and I literally didn’t know who was here.I couldn’t hold on to any thoughts and it was a very scary experience. I thought if that’s what dementia is like I don’t want it. But it’s not a given that I’ll deteriorate that much. Read: Billy Connolly receives cancer treatment and is diagnosed with Parkinson’sRelated: Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson’s diseaseWatch: Muhammad Ali daughter stunned by Irish film’s ‘unseen’ footage of dad’s visit herecenter_img “I’LL BECOME A bit of stardust, that’s what’s going to happen men. I’ll be winking down at all you guys running around making documentaries about people who have mysterious ailments.”Musician, broadcaster and journalist Shay Healy has spoken to TV3 about his battle with Parkinson’s disease and how the love of music cures him.Describing the diagnosis in 2004, Healy remembers having difficulty shaving, writing cheques and pulling CDs from the music library in RTÉ.“So I went to a specialist in Blackrock and he said ‘yes you have Parkinson’s disease’. He was quite brutal actually. There was no sense in lightening the load, in telling me gently,” he recalled.“I said ‘what do I do?’ He gave me a prescription and said ‘take one of those every day and come back and see me in a year’. I thought that’s bewildering. The first thing we said was I’d get a second opinion so I got a second opinion and they said ‘yes it’s definitely Parkinson’s’. Then I said I wanted a third opinion, so I dug out an old friend who had retired and he saw me in his house and said ‘yes I’m afraid you have Parkinson’s’.Healy, who is most famous for penning Eurovision Song Contest winner What’s Another Year?, told TV3′s Michael Ryan that the studio and music “cures” him, making him feel better, but it can also add to his health problems.“The general unpredictability of how I go about day to day is an extreme frustration in my life. I haven’t been on a plane for about two years now,” he continued.“I have horrendous pain in the morning and at some stage in the day I’ll have pains around my hips mostly, my upper arms. It depends on where I am, where I land and what chairs I sit on, things like that, but by and large I’ve been lucky.I haven’t degenerated as fast as other people but the only thing unsavoury about it is that I know that will change. It is degenerative. It will keep going.last_img read more

Diaspora MPs hail Athens conference a success

first_imgThe 8th General Assembly of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA) closed in Athens last week, with organisers announcing that the conference – sponsored by the Hellenic Parliament – had achieved much over its four days of meetings and workshops.Victorian MP John Pandazopoulos, who was re-elected as president of the inter-parliamentary association, said that there had been many firsts for the conference, including: workshops with parliamentary committees from Greece and Cyprus; meetings with parliamentary friendship groups; and elections to the board of WHIA from Albania and Argentina. “We engaged directly with 70 MPs of the Hellenic Parliament on issues of common concern to all of us. There is genuine desire to engage with the diaspora as politicians in Greece try to build a new economy and a new future. The resounding view from the general assembly is that now is the time to be a good Greek.” The conference adopted a motion calling on “the forces of Hellenism all over the world to unite in this time of need and demonstrate solidarity with Greece,” and on Greeks abroad to “help and support Greece to improve its economy.” During the conference, WHIA members met with the presidents of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups of the representative countries, heard briefings on Cyprus’ issues from Cypriot MPs, attended workshops with the Special Permanent Committee of the Hellenic Parliament on Greeks Abroad, the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs and the Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs. The workshop sessions examined the role of the diaspora in assisting Greece across a wide range of policy areas, including: economic growth in Greece; Greece’s foreign affairs agenda; and the promotion of the Greek language in diaspora communities. Resolutions agreed by the conference called on “the forces of Hellenism all over the world to unite for the enhancement, economic stability and the development of Greece – settlement of a just solution to the Cyprus issue – support for a European network of elected Greeks in local authorities abroad to form an international organisation.” Also for the Greek Parliament, “to recognise atrocities committed in the past on Greek villages both in and outside of Greece, and efforts for war reparations from Germany”. The English edition of Kathimerini reported that one of the initiatives discussed at the conference was a proposal for an annual event in Greece to bring together leading businessmen and thinkers, similar to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a German MP who has been very active in recent months in trying to ensure there is a balanced debate in Germany about the Greek crisis, said that the diaspora needs to help Greece make the most of what it has to offer. “Greece has a potential abroad that it does not realise sometimes,” he said. “We don’t see anyone in Greece trying to make something of this dynamic. We have never had so many Greek MPs show a genuine willingness to take part,” said Chatzimarkakis. “This time, we had an open and honest discussion, which was something new. Despite the fact that we were open and systematic in our criticism,” the MPs responded. “This suggests that Greek politicians are willing to accept a way of thinking that is beyond what they’re used to. This is significant.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Imperial Pacific shows interest in online gaming operations

first_img Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 According to Marianas Variety, IPI’s Chairman Mark Brown told the House Gaming Committee during a public hearing last week that the company is “very much in favor of online gaming” and has previously discussed taking part in online gaming operations if allowed.“We’re very pro-online gaming – we’re in favor of doing this,” he added.Any such development by IPI or other interested operators will depend upon the interpretation of the US Wire Act, which has come under scrutiny in recent months after the US Department of Justice issued a new opinion stating the Act prohibits all forms of online gambling.However, CCC Executive Director Edward Deleon Guerrero said that if the Wire Act doesn’t apply, “my understanding, based on my discussion with the chairman of IPI, the company is ready and willing to do this.“It will require some investment on their part and considerable investment on our part looking at the regulations because there would probably be a new group of players involved.” RelatedPosts 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report Load More Troubled Saipan IR operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has expressed its interest in running online gaming operations.The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is set to vote on a bill that would allow licenses to be issued for online gaming after the House Committee on Gaming recently approved a measure to establish the CNMI as a new base for online gaming operators in the region. If approved, the industry would be regulated by the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) – the same body tasked with overseeing IPI’s Saipan integrated resort. Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee paymentlast_img read more

Betrayed By an EMail Address

first_imgHi Kathleen,Thanks for your prompt response. For some strange reason the name M. Hertzog has appeared in the “from column” of your previous 2 emails. Interestingly enough the Publisher of a competitive magazine (Publishing Executive) also shares this same name…small world. Anyway, please feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to provide you with some detailed information on our newsletters. Talk to you soon.Brad HerringRegional Sales Manager—–Original Message—–From: M Hertzog [mailto:qualitycommunications@yahoo.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:29 AMTo: Brad HerringSubject: RE: enewslettersCompany that provides workflow solutions — it wantsto target magazine advertising workflow. What’s thetotal circ. of Alerts and Publishing Technology?Kathleen— Brad Herring wrote:Thanks for your inquiry. The newsletters are hotand we’re running out of space! Please tell me thename of your client as well as the type of servicesthat they provide so that I can make the appropriaterecommendations.Look forward to hearing from you.Best,Brad HerringRegional Sales Manager—–Original Message—–From: M Hertzog[mailto:qualitycommunications@yahoo.com]Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:12 AMTo: Brad HerringSubject: enewslettersBrad, we are looking into advertising inenewsletters for a client (publishing services).For FOLIO Alerts and FOLIO Publishing Technology:What is the total circulation?Is it all opt-in?Any demographics?What percentage are subscribers to Folio magazine?Thanks.Kathleen StephensMedia Planning Yesterday, we got an inquiry from someone named “Kathleen Stephens,” apparently an ad agency media planner, asking about FOLIO:’s newsletters. Kathleen was from a company called Quality Communications with a Yahoo e-mail address of qualitycommunications@yahoo.com.”Kathleen” said she was representing a workflow solutions provider looking to target magazines. But we weren’t sure because her e-mail address also had “M. Hertzog” on it. We thought that was an interesting coincidence, because our competing magazine, Publishing Executive, has a publisher named Mark Hertzog who might be highly interested in our demographics—enough, perhaps, to make an inquiry under an assumed name.Below is the e-mail record of our exchange with “Kathleen.” We haven’t heard back. From: Brad Herring Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:54 AMTo: ‘M Hertzog’Cc: Tony SilberSubject: RE: enewsletterslast_img read more

Goa CM Pramod Sawant regrets inability to free freedom fighters

first_imgPanaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday expressed regret that several freedom fighters who fought for Goa’s freedom from colonial yoke could not be freed from Portuguese prisons, years after the liberation of the state in 1961. He was speaking in Panaji at condolence meet organised for the people to pay tributes to late Mohan Ranade who participated in the freedom struggle for Goa and died in Pune on June 25. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “Ranade should have been freed after Goa’s independence. He had to live there (in Portuguese prison) for eight years after liberation. It is a matter of sadness for us. We got fruits of freedom in 1961, but those who fought for freedom were in prison… As the Chief Minister of Goa, I regret this,” Sawant said. Ranade was a member of the Azad Gomantak Dal, a group of revolutionaries freedom fighters who believed in the doctrine of armed attacks against colonist rule and participated in armed ambushes on several Portuguese installations in Goa, their favourite targets being police stations. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Arrested in 1955 for an armed attack on the Betim police station, Sangli-born Ranade who was undercover as a Marathi school teacher in Goa, was first sentenced to five years in solitary confinement in Goa, before serving 14 years in a Portuguese prison near Lisbon. He was in prison when Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. He was released soon after then Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister C.N. Annadurai urged Pope Paul VI to request the Portuguese government to release the Ranade from incarceration.last_img read more

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The Premier Purchasing Partners represents more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites operates one of the largest healthcare purchasing networks. New agreements for computed radiography awarded to Agfa HealthCare Corp.; Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc.; and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA Inc. are effective as of January 1, 2010.For more information: www.premierinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The FDR Go’s user-friendly platform helps to make the technologist’s job easier and improves the patient’s experience. Feature | RSNA 2016 | February 01, 2017 | By Greg Freiherr RSNA 2016 Predicts the Future of Value Imaging There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding medical practice in this country. 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Mortgage Rates Hold Near AllTime Lows

first_img Mortgage rates moved in a small range this week, hovering close to historical lows as economic troubles around the world weighed against progress at home.According to data released by Freddie Mac on Thursday, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) loan was 3.66 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending January 29. This week’s movement marked a slight increase from last week’s average 3.63 percent—the first time this year that rates have gone up in the company’s survey.The 15-year FRM averaged 3.98 percent (0.5 point), up from 2.93 percent last week.Average rates on adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) also slid up for the week. According to Freddie, the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 2.86 percent (0.4 point) this week, up from 2.83 percent, while the 1-year ARM averaged 2.38 percent (0.4 point), up from 2.37 percent.”Mortgage rates ticked up this week for the first time in 2015 following positive home sales reports,” said Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist for Freddie Mac. “New home sales surged 11.6 percent in December beating market expectations. Likewise, existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million homes in December.”Meanwhile, finance site Bankrate.com recorded rate declines in its weekly survey, putting the 30-year fixed average at 3.80 percent from last week’s 3.81 percent. The 15-year fixed average fell more, dropping 5 basis points to 3.13 percent.The 5/1 ARM was unchanged in Bankrate’s report, resting at 3.19 percent.”Mortgage rates remain at the lowest levels since May 2013, despite an improving U.S. economy,” analysts for the site said. “The economic sluggishness overseas and increased stimulus from other central banks around the globe have kept the Federal Reserve ‘patient’ about raising interest rates and helped bring both bond yields and mortgage rates lower.”While the economic situation overseas got only a passing nod in the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest statement, policymakers at the Fed don’t seem interested in pushing their schedule for rate hikes forward, citing a decline in inflation as energy costs fall.Experts expect that at this rate, the earliest the central bank will act on interest rates is in the summer. Mortgage Rates Hold Near All-Time Lows January 29, 2015 479 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgages Mortgage Rates 2015-01-29 Tory Barringercenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

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