FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John’s outdoor skating rinks have been delayed by unseasonal weather and are currently in the works.City Communications Coordinator, Ryan Harvey, says City Crews are underway with preparing the rinks.“Obviously we need the weather to cooperate a little bit, but some work is started on things. The grounds crew has been out there doing some flooding” City managed rinks will be located at Kin Park, Surerus Park, and at Matthews Park.The rink at Kin Park and Surerus Park will be a traditional rink while the rink at Matthews Park will be a skating loop.The City will also have a croki-curl rink on the grounds of the Rec Centre where residents can play a modified game of crokinole and curling.For more information, you can visit fortstjohn.ca/parks
“We live in an age of interdependence,” Mr. Ban said in his address to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, pointing to the food, energy and economic crises.The solutions to such problems lie in a “new multilateralism,” he stressed, where “cooperation replaces confrontation, where creativity replaces stalemate.”The Secretary-General said he has seen signs of optimism emerging from recent announcements by the leaders of the United States and Russia to begin talks to replace a Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty.He added that was encouraged by the Third Preparatory Committee of the 2010 review conference of the UN-backed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which forms the foundation of the world’s nuclear non-proliferation regime, having wrapped up its session “in a refreshingly positive tone, marking a distinct shift from previous years.”Currently, there are several initiatives from both nuclear and non-nuclear States which seek eliminate divisions and paralysis marking the past to spur dialogue and progress, Mr. Ban said. “These signs of greater political will represent an opportunity we cannot afford to miss.”He reiterated his appeal to the Conference – the world’s only multilateral disarmament negotiating forum – to break its 10-year deadlock, emphasizing that the body represents “a global partnership that can weave… disparate threads into comprehensive political agreements.”The Secretary-General acknowledged that “differences run deep,” but noted that “they are not insurmountable. Nor are they an excuse for paralysis.”The Conference has the ability to drive progress towards achieving the ultimate goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons, he said. “However, this can only be realized if all States, nuclear and non-nuclear alike, are prepared to abide by their disarmament and non-proliferation commitments and nurture an international climate conducive to disarmament.” 19 May 2009Calling on nations to seize the current momentum, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for a new multilateral approach to ensure sustainable progress in disarmament.
Hamilton police are asking the public for help in finding a sexual assault suspect.The assault happened near McMaster University at around 11:30 Thursday night. A woman in her 20’s was walking westbound on Sussex Street near Emerson Drive when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. Two witnesses heard her scream and chased the suspect as he fled west on Sussex, then South on Emerson. The victim suffered minor injuries.The suspect is described as an Asian man, in his late teens to early 20’s, about 5′ 6″ to 5′ 10″, clean shaven, with shaggy black hair and black framed glasses. He was wearing a white polo shirt with red stripes and light beige cargo pants. Anyone with any info is asked to call police.
by The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2015 6:02 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M is lowering its full-year earnings forecast, citing continued slow growth of the global economy.While the Federal Reserve is expected to boost interest rates Wednesday, inflation remains low due to global economic weakness, falling energy prices and a strong dollar.The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics said Tuesday that it now anticipates 2015 earnings of about $7.55 per share. Its prior guidance was for earnings in a range of $7.60 to $7.65 per share.Analysts surveyed by FactSet predict full-year earnings of $7.66 per share.Looking further ahead, 3M Co. foresees 2016 earnings between $8.10 and $8.45 per share. Wall Street is looking for earnings of $8.41 per share.3M said in October that it planned to cut up to 1,500 jobs as part of a restructuring plan. 3M cuts full-year earnings outlook, cites continued slow growth of global economy
“Human rights are for everyone, no matter who you are or whom you love,” the UN chief declared in a special LinkedIn blogpost on the International Day. His message was echoed by other senior officials who called not only for changes in discriminatory attitudes but also to laws on the books in many countries so all LGBT people could live with dignity. Such changes are vital, said Mr. Ban, noting that in all parts of the world, LGBT people experience discrimination in every aspect of daily life. As children, too many are bullied by their peers, rejected by their own families, driven to drop out of school. As adults, too many suffer stigma, unfair treatment, even violence. Fearing prejudice or persecution, many LGBT and intersex people are reluctant to discuss the simplest aspects of their personal lives with colleagues at work or in social settings. “In 76 countries, having a partner of the same sex is even a prosecutable crime. People are arrested, imprisoned, and in some cases executed, just because they are in a loving relationship,” said the Secretary-General adding further that LGBT people also face deeply-ingrained hostility in the place where many of us spend most of our waking hours – at work. “We must ask ourselves: Do we want to live in a world where love is targeted or where it is celebrated; where people live in fear or in dignity?,” declared the UN chief. Noting that millions of people around the world observe the International Day, he said that the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has released a short video as part of its Free & Equal campaign called The Power of Sharing. “The video focuses on the impact that each of us can have by sharing our own stories and by showing our support for our LGBT colleagues, friends and family members. I encourage you all to watch the video and share it to help spread the word,” said Mr. Ban. Changing people’s attitudes takes time, effort and perseverance. “It takes us all to speak up and speak out against homophobia, even when it’s presented as harmless fun or as an accepted cultural trait. It’s not. It’s discrimination. And it’s our responsibility to fight it and to strive for a world that is truly free and equal,” the Secretary-General declared. “Speaking up empowers us, it always has… And when enough people listen it can change the world,” affirms the OHCHR video, which underscores that individuals can effect positive change by sharing personal stories and by showing support for LGBT and intersex friends, colleagues and family. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke earlier at the Fifth European Transgender Council about raising awareness of the discrimination and violence LGBT people face on a routine basis. “As High Commissioner for Human Rights, I have always spoken out against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. And I have yet to come across a Government that says it supports violence and discrimination against LGBT people. Yet very few take action to protect people against such violations,” Ms. Pillay said. For the first time, UN independent human rights experts and Special Rapporteurs have produced a joint statement for the Day. It pinpoints, “States must build a climate of tolerance and respect in which all people, including LGBT … can express their thoughts and opinions without fear of being attacked, criminalized or stigmatized for doing so.” Quoting late South African President Nelson Mandela, Michel Sidibé, Executive Director The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said: ‘To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.’ With that in mind, the UNAIDS chief underscored that criminalization of LGBT people puts entire communities at risk. It keeps those in need of prevention and treatment services out of reach of life-saving interventions. “It is outrageous that in 2014, when we have everything we need to defeat AIDS, we are still fighting prejudice, stigma, active discrimination and homophobic laws in 78 countries around the world,” he said, warning that stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity drive new HIV infections. “We can only be free when we respect the freedom of our LGBT brothers and sisters.Let us walk the road to freedom together, he said. Echoing those concerns, Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said that in the past year, harmful anti-LGBT laws have been passed under the guise of protecting children and families. “Punitive laws such as these have the potential to stir up homophobia and transphobia, and can have very toxic effects on people’s lives,” she said. Such laws scapegoat LGBT people and distract from the real social and development challenges which countries face. She stressed that anti-LGBT laws are based on the incorrect assumption that homosexuality poses a danger to a country’s social fabric. “The evidence does not demonstrate this – where nations have decriminalized same sex sexual conduct, no threat to the institution of marriage nor to the well-being of children has been witnessed,” said Ms Clark, explaining that, instead, decriminalization has been a key step in providing an opportunity for historically oppressed LGBT people to flourish and fully participate as respected members of society.
“In today’s economic climate it is often not possible to focus limited resources on a single area. The flexibility of SiteMonitor Mobile ensures it can be used as a static scanners for areas of high risk or concentrated production but can also be mounted on a vehicle for use at any location around the mine,” commented Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of UK based 3D Laser Mapping. Also included as standard is 3D Laser Mapping’s leading mine monitoring software SiteMonitor and SiteMonitor Volumes. SiteMonitor is used at diamond, gold, platinum, iron and coal mines across the world and analyses the laser scanned data to automatically detects tiny movements in slopes and walls in open pit mines and calculate volume measurements. Open-pit mines can be laser scanned on the move with this new innovation from 3D Laser Mapping. Its innovative laser-based mine monitoring solution, SiteMonitor Mobile, combines the flexibility of a mobile mapping system with the performance and accuracy of a fixed laser monitoring solution. It is designed to improve site safety and increase production and offers a flexible set up with operators able to choose the best configuration for different mines. The system includes the latest laser scanning technology, navigation system and highly advanced mine monitoring software. SiteMonitor Mobile is a modular system designed to offer a cost effective solution for monitoring the complete scope of mining operations. The laser-scanning unit can be mounted on virtually any type of vehicle, including off road quad bikes, often found in the mining operation, as well as for use in static applications. Users of the SiteMonitor Mobile system can select from the latest V-Line range of laser scanners from Riegl choosing either the VZ400 with field accuracies of up to 5mm or the VZ-1000 with a range of up to 1,100 m. Both scanners offer online full-waveform analysis, digital processing and exceptional data capture rates. SiteMonitor Mobile incorporates a state of the art navigation system based on the one used by 3D Laser Mapping’s revolutionary mobile mapping system StreetMapper. The onboard navigation system includes a GPS receiver and a fibre-optic gyro based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to allow tracking of the system’s position.
Last week, Google‘s Andy Rubin showed off Motorola‘s new Android tablet with little fan fare, using the 10-inch slate simply as a way to demonstrate Android 3.0 Honeycomb‘s improved functionality for larger multitouch displays. Now we have new details on that tablet, thanks to a leak to Engadget, which shows that the 10-inch Honeycomb slate will be available on Verizon‘s CDMA network. AdChoices广告This gels with some persistent rumors that have claimed that Verizon would get a 10-inch Motorola tablet sometime in the new year to vie with the iPad 3G. The question is whether or not this Motorola tablet will be a 3G only affair, or if it’ll take advantage of Verizon’s new LTE 4G networkOtherwise, the specs of the Motorola tablet are pretty sound: an NVIDIA 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 512MB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a built-in microSD card slot and a 1280 x 800 multitouch display, along with dual cameras and mini-HDMI.Motorola’s tablet has no name yet, with Engadget’s tipster simply saying that it could be called the “Stingray,” “Everest” or “Trygon” when it hits Verizon stores in 2011. Those names are uniformly terrible, but the tablet itself seems decent. We should know more at CES.Read more at Engadget
Stay on target The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far Love Attack on Titan? Love jewelry? If you’re trying to save some money currently, you might want to have someone hide your wallet, because there’s a brand new line of official Attack on Titan jewelry coming. And it’s not garish costume jewelry if that’s something you’re concerned with. This is very wearable jewelry with gorgeous options and amazing packaging.The collection is a collaboration between Attack on Titan and jewelry maker Material Crown, spawning three pieces of jewelry including rings and a silver band. Two of the rings include the wings of the series’ Scout Corps that characters Eren and Levi are a part of. Eren’s band gets small green gems, and it’s reminiscent of the character.Levi’s ring, which was created in homage to the extremely popular character, features blue stones and a gorgeous silver band. If you’re Team Levi, this would make a great addition to your jewelry collection. Also, there’s a necklace modeled after the same one Eren’s father gives him at the beginning of the series — the one that’s hiding a secret we’re still waiting to figure out.You can preorder all of the items right now via the Premium Bandai site, with the rings costing $110 apiece and the necklace costing $140. Make sure you make your move quickly, however, because statement pieces like this usually move fast, especially when they’re based on popular franchises like this one. If you don’t jump on the ones you want, you might be destined to comb eBay to see the ones people decided to let go.These are gorgeous pieces that anyone interested in Attack on Titan will be interested in, especially with the debut of the second season this month. If you haven’t been keeping up, you should at the very least check out this jewelry collection to get inspired again!View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Northeast Wrestling released a statement on Facebook this week citing an “upcoming contractual situation with WWE” involving a planned Rey Mysterio appearance.Mysterio was scheduled to make an appearance for the promotion on August 24, but was forced to pull out of the event. The company specifically citing WWE was quite interesting given Mysterio will be appearing at the ALL IN event on September 1 in Chicago.It was reported back in June that Mysterio was continuing to have talks with WWE about returning to the company for a long-term deal. Mysterio made an appearance for WWE back in April at the Greatest Royal Rumble, along with the Rumble in January.Based on the statement, it would appear Mysterio may have already agreed to a deal.Triple H on NXT ever airing on FOXDuring yesterday’s NXT conference call with the media, Paul “Triple H” Levesque was asked about the possibility of NXT programming ever airing on FOX as part of the company’s new television agreement with the broadcast partner starting next year.While Triple H said they were only concentrating on the deals they have in place now, he did add “never say never” when it comes to NXT programming finding a home on television in addition to its current weekly time slot on the WWE Network. Facebook Twitter WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+
A Camas man was injured when he crashed his motorcycle into the rear of a VW Vanagon on Friday afternoon on state Highway 14.At 3:43 p.m., Byron Liske, 77, was riding his 2004 Harley Davidson FLTRI motorcycle east near the exit to Southeast 164th Avenue when he failed to notice that cars had slowed for backed-up traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol. His motorcycle hit the back of the Vanagon, driven by Damon R. Butler, 44, of Portland, and Liske ended up on the road under his motorcycle. Liske was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Butler was not injured. The accident backed up traffic to the Interstate 205 exit and clogged onramps to Highway 14 for about an hour. Inattention caused the collision, the State Patrol said. Liske was cited for following too closely.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department has announced that Silver Lake is currently CLOSED for swimming due to a high bacteria count detected in this week’s water testing.“To minimize the risk of illness from contaminated water, beaches are required to be tested for “indicator” bacteria ― bacteria that indicate the presence of fecal contamination,” reads the announcement. “Silver Lake is tested for Enterococci or E. coli. We had an exceedance this week, therefore the Beach is closed for swimming until a re-sample tests clear.”This is the lake’s first closure of the season, and it comes at an inopportune time. The Wilmington Police Association’s Beach Day is scheduled for this Thursday, August 1, from 11am to 2pm, at Town Beach.“The Police Beach Day is STILL ON with games, activities, DJ and lunch, but no swimming,” Recreation Director Karen Campbell told Wilmington Apple. “The beach will be retested on Friday.”Silver Lake is tested every Tuesday during beach season. The Recreation Department received these results late on Wednesday afternoon.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”UPDATE: Silver Lake Will Likely Be OK To Swim In Soon; Latest Tests Show ImprovementIn “Community”
It’s the dead of winter, and that means it’s time to light up the movie screens of Alaska for the Anchorage International Film Festival, followed by the “best of the fest” tour state-wide. Will that include your community?Anchorage International Film FestivalListen NowHOST: Steve HeimelGUESTS:Nick Brandestini, director, “Children of the Arctic”Rebecca Potterbaum, Festival DirectorLaura Moscatello, Festival Program DirectorParticipate:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVE
Tirupati: SV University and SV Vedic University both are running many departments without permanent faculty. Due various reasons for the past 10 years, the AP government has not been taking steps to fill the faculty vacancies in the two universities. SV University is the second oldest university in the state, but it faces with shortage of teaching faculty. Every year, SVU higher officials are recruiting the academic consultants to fill the teaching staff gaps in various departments. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The total number of vacant posts of professors, associate professors and assistant posts come to more than 350 in SV University alone. In addition, every month, a few professors’ posts become vacant due to superannuation. Two years ago, AP Government had issued notification for recruiting the permanent faculty through APPSC exam. But this notification was kept pending by AP High Court due to legal problems. Now also SV University officials called for interviews to select academic consultants in statistics, civil, electrical, mechanical, electronic engineering , food technology, bio technology, psychology, physic, history and other departments. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Similarly, SV Vedic University also called for interviews to select contract lecturers in various subjects like Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Economics, English, Computer, Food Technology and Yoga Science departments. The university is running purely depending up on contract lecturers only. Vedic University was established in Tirupati in 2006 to popularise Vedic studies across the country. Advertise With Us TTD is funding to this university activities for protecting the Vedic Knowledge and to take Vedas to future generations. But even after 13 years, Rig-Veda, Krishna Yajur Veda, SriVaishnavam and other Vedic Studies departments are facing severe shortage of permanent faculty. Students of SVU and SV Vedic varsity have been facing hardships to learn lessons with inadequate teaching strength. After YSRCP came to power, the AP higher Education Department did not take measures to appoint permanent faculty in SVU and SVVU in Tirupati. Previously in SVU the then TDP government had appointed its students organisation TNSF leaders as academic consultants in various departments. The students are demanding to appoint permanent faculty to run the classes without delay of academic procedures. SVU SFI leader N Madav Krishan said, “Several times we had given representations to the then Vice-Chancellor Damodaram and another former V-C VVN Rajendra Prasad to fill the faculty vacancies on permanent basis. But the problem continues for years.
Mother Teresa Birth Anniversary 2019: Celebrations start crosswise over the nation, Congress takes to Twitter to honour occasion Today denotes the 109th birth commemoration of Mother Teresa, conceived Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, respected in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic sister and preacher. Also Read – Hurricane heads for Florida after brushing Caribbean islands Advertise With Us Conceived in a group of ethnic Albanians in Skopje in 1910, Teresa left her home at 18 years old and later joined the ‘Sisters of Loreto’ situated in Irelands’ Rathfarnham. She moved to India in the late 1920s and showed history and geology for a long time at Calcutta’s St Mary’s High School. In 1948, Teresa chose to leave the congregation and embraced a way of life in ghettos to help poor people and the destitute in the city. Also Read – Interact with nature to reduce stress Advertise With Us In 1950, she established the framework stone of the Roman Catholic religious assemblage which is presently famously known as the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa was granted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, however, she would not acknowledge it and encouraged the jury to contribute the prize cash of $192,000 to help the needy individuals of India. Advertise With Us In 1950, she established the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious assembly that had more than 4,500 nuns and was dynamic in 133 nations in 2012. The gathering oversees homes for individuals who are kicking the bucket of HIV/AIDS, sickness and tuberculosis. Individuals take pledges of virtuousness, destitution, and acquiescence, and furthermore, proclaim the fourth promise — to give “wholehearted free support of the most unfortunate of poor people”. Axioms by Mother Teresa: “Spread love wherever you go. Let nobody at any point come to you without leaving more joyful.” “Harmony starts with a grin.” “In the event that you judge individuals, you have no opportunity to adore them.” “Let us constantly meet each other with grin, for the grin is the start of adoration.” “There are no incredible things, just little things with extraordinary love. Glad are those.” Festivities everywhere throughout the nation: Harmony supplications were offered at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata on Monday to pay tribute to Mother Teresa on her 109th birth commemoration. Scores of nuns assembled to offer a petition to the Nobel Prize champ by lighting candles at the bloom enhanced grave. “Mother was not worried about the achievement, notoriety or power; she just had a place with Jesus. She served the most unfortunate of the poor over the world and turned into the protector of the privilege to life for the unborn and tested kids, who were seen as the weight to the general public,” a religious recluse said in her tribute. In September 2017, Mother Teresa was pronounced Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Calcutta by the Vatican Pope for her magnanimous administration towards aiding the oppressed and poor in Kolkata. Festivities will likewise be held at the Mother Teresa Ashram, in Shantinagar, in Bengaluru. The program will begin from 5 pm, with boss visitor MP Vijay Baghel, Dr RP Bindu and Dr Sandhya Madan Mohan in participation. MLA Vidyaratan Bhasin will manage the program. Social specialists RN Pal, Ramesh Bharti, Prakash Gedam, KF Anthony, Umesh Kumar Sahu, Raj Atatya will likewise be available for the event, as detailed by Dainik Bhaskar. Her Mission Was To Serve Mother Teresa, a religious woman and teacher, was conceived in Macedonia to guardians of Albanian plummet. Today on her 108th birth commemoration she is as yet a motivation to numerous and is remembered for her commitment to mankind. Here are some quotable statements from her life: All For A Selfless Cause Probably the best philanthropic of the twentieth century, she gave her life serving the most unfortunate of poor people. She was a beam of trust in many, including the matured, the down and out, the jobless, the sick, the critically ill, and those surrendered by their families. The Art Of Giving She was conceived on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, the most youthful of the youngsters destined to Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu, she was purified through water Gonxha Agnes. Her dad’s abrupt passing when Gonxha was around eight years of age left in the family in money related straits. Drane brought up her kids immovably and affectionately, incredibly impacting her little girl’s character and job. The Two Icons Mother Teresa appreciated a significant and contacting association with Princess Diana. Fascinatingly, Mother Teresa kicked the bucket just six days after Princess Diana had been killed in a fender bender in 1997. Following Diana’s demise, Mother sent a sympathy message that stated, “She was worried for poor people. She was on edge to accomplish something for them, and it was excellent. That is the reason she was near me.” ALife Lived For Others In 1979, she was granted the Nobel Peace Prize “for work attempted in the battle to beat neediness and trouble, which likewise establishes a risk to harmony.” She didn’t go to the stately feast however asked that the $192,000 store be given to poor people. Supplications pour in on Twitter: The Indian National Congress and its pioneers, took to Twitter to remember the birth commemoration of Mother Teresa. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier” – #MotherTeresa pic.twitter.com/D2JBDNZX08— Congress (@INCIndia) August 26, 2019″Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”Recipient of multiple honours including Nobel Peace Prize, #MotherTeresa ‘s life reminds us how our small acts have the ability to not just enrich our lives but the lives of others as well. pic.twitter.com/UkdCwJ7GAX— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) August 26, 2019
Rohingya people (back) from Rakhine state in Myanmar gather near the border in Ukhiya town, where Bangladeshi border guards were stopping them from entering, on 25 August, 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 89 people including a dozen security forces were killed as Rohingya militants besieged border posts in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar’s authorities said Friday, triggering a fresh exodus of refugees towards Bangladesh.The state is bisected by religious hatred focused on the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority, who are reviled and perceived as illegal immigrants in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.The office of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said 12 security officials had been killed alongside 77 militants—the highest declared single day toll since fighting broke out last year.Rohingya people from Rakhine state in Myanmar gather near the border in Ukhiya town, where Bangladeshi border guards were stopping them from entering, on 25 August, 2017. Photo: AFPFriday’s fighting exploded around Rathedaung township which has seen a heavy build-up of Myanmar troops in recent weeks, with reports filtering out of killings by shadowy groups, army-blockaded villages and abuses.Some 20 police posts came under attack in the early hours of Friday by an estimated 150 insurgents, some carrying guns and using homemade explosives, Myanmar’s military said.“The military and police members are fighting back together against extremist Bengali terrorists,” Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said in a statement on Facebook, using the state’s description for Rohingya militants.One resident in Maungdaw, the main town in northern Rakhine, said gunfire could be heard throughout the night.“We are still hearing gunshots now, we dare not to go out from our house,” the resident said by phone, asking not to be named.Footage obtained by AFP showed smoke rising from Zedipyin village in Rathedaung township where fighting was ongoing Friday.Rohingya militancy -Despite years of persecution, the Rohingya largely eschewed violence.But a previously unknown militant group emerged as a force last October under the banner of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which claims to be leading an insurgency based in the remote May Yu mountain range bordering Bangladesh.A Twitter account (@ARSA_Official) which purports to represent the group confirmed its fighters were engaging Myanmar’s military in the area and accused the soldiers of carrying out atrocities in recent weeks.Myanmar says the group is headed by Rohingya jihadists who were trained abroad but it is unclear how large the network is.Suu Kyi’s office posted pictures of weapons that had been taken from militants, mainly home-made bombs and rudimentary knives and clubs.Friday’s violence pushed new waves of Rohingya to flee towards Bangladesh.But border guards there said they would not be allowed to cross.“More than a thousand of Rohingya women along with children and cattle have gathered near the land border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since this morning,” Manjurul Hasan Khan, commander of Ukhiya town’s border guards, told AFP.The flare-up came just hours after former UN chief Kofi Annan released a milestone report detailing conditions inside Rakhine and offering ways to heal the festering sectarian tensions there.Commissioned by Myanmar’s own government, it urged the scrapping of restrictions of movement and citizenship imposed on the roughly one million-strong Rohingya community in Rakhine.In a statement Annan said he was “gravely concerned” by the latest outbreak of fighting.“The alleged scale and gravity of these attacks mark a worrying escalation of violence,” he said.New crackdown fears -The UN’s top official in Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien, called on all sides to “refrain from violence, protect civilians (and) restore law and order”.The wedge of Rakhine closest to Bangladesh has been in lockdown since October 2016.Deadly attacks by the militants on border police sparked a military response that left scores dead and forced some 87,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.The UN believes the military crackdown may have amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.But the army and Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government vehemently deny allegations of widespread abuses, including rapes and murders.They have so far refused to grant visas to UN investigators tasked with probing the allegations.Amnesty International said there were now fears over how Myanmar’s notoriously abusive security forces might respond.“This cannot lead to (a) repeat of last year’s vicious military reprisals responding to a similar attack, when security forces tortured, killed and raped Rohingya people and burned down whole villages,” said Amnesty’s regional campaigns director Josef Benedict.Myanmar security forces have conducted sporadic operations to flush out suspected militants this year, often resulting in casualties among Rohingya villagers.They have spoken of their fear at being trapped in between security forces and the militants, who are accused of conducting a shadowy assassination campaign against those perceived as collaborators with the state.Access to the area is severely restricted and verifying information is difficult.Activists and supporters on both sides of the sectarian divide have a history of posting false images and footage online.
A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on Gov. Abbott rejecting a request from Mayor Turner to tap the state’s rainy day fund to help the city pay for damages caused by Harvey, a class action lawsuit taking Houston officials to task for the effects of a backlog of untested rape kits, and Houston athletes getting involved in the controversy surrounding protests during the national anthem.Our panel of non-experts this week includes:Dr. Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.Lisa Falkenberg, Houston Chronicle columnistNatalie Arceneaux, host of Your Business with C+A on KNTH 1070 AM X 00:00 /00:00 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share
Kolkata: The teachers of 113-year-old Kidderpore Academy school have alleged harassment after receipt of some fake letters that stated that they were associated with terrorist activities.The teachers of the school will soon write a letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee seeking her intervention in the matter, which they feel is portraying the image of the school in a poor light. “We are being harassed for no reason. On July 19, 2019, we (eight teachers of Kidderpore Academy school) went to Watgunge police station to clarify that we are not associated with any unlawful activities. We are teachers and are associated with this professtion for many years. This is a conspiracy to malign the respect of the school and its teachers,” said Mohammad Salehin, a senior teacher of the school. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe teachers will write a letter to the state Higher Education department, and Bengal Governor on July 26 urging them to take necessary action in fixing up the offender so that justice prevails. Salehin, who is also a NCC teacher, pointed out that there are 15 teachers of the school and the purported letters have embroiled 13 of them in this unwanted situation. “They have lodged a complaint with Watgunge police station on the basis of which we have already started a probe,” said Murlidhar Sharma, joint Commissioner (Crime), Kolkata Police. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe ‘fake letters’ as claimed by the teachers have stated that they are ISI spy who are divulging secrets of Army and are plotting to kill a high profile minister of Bengal. Another teacher of the school who had received similar letter said that such letters involving some of their names in terrorist activities have also been sent to the police top brass as well as the state Criminal Investigation Department and also the CMO office at Nabanna. ” Some investigating agencies have also spoken with us and we are gripped by a sense of fear. The normal activities in the school are being jeopardized with the disturbed state of mind that we are in ,” the teacher said. Kidderpore Academy school, established in 1906, presently has a strength of 400 students.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A federal jury in Boston has awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who alleged his doctors failed to test him for HIV, which later developed into AIDS. Sean Stentiford, 48, was more susceptible to developing the virus that causes AIDS because he is gay and earlier in his life worked as a paramedic, the Boston Globe reported.Lahey Hospital, where Stentiford went for testsEven though he consented to an HIV test in 2007, his doctors never performed one. Around three years later, another doctor recommended the test, which came back positive, Angueira said. By then, the disease progressed to AIDS, causing Stentiford brain damage and ending his career as a lawyer.‘He had a brilliant future in front of him. They literally cut the legs out from under him,’ the Globe reported Angueira as saying. ‘He lost his job. He lost his career. He lost his life.’After an eight-day trial in a US District Court, the jury found that two doctors, internist Stephen E. Southard and neurologist Kinan K. Hreib, were negligent in caring for Stentiford and caused him injury, court records showed.The panel found that a third doctor, Daniel P. McQuillen, an infectious disease specialist, was also negligent, but his actions didn’t cause Stentiford harm. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mark World AIDS Day: ‘We owe it to this generation to eradicate AIDS’HIV+ man tells how a home self-testing kit saved his lifeIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/man-awarded-18-4m-in-lawsuit-over-canceled-hiv-test/ Stentiford thought HIV test had been included in screenDuring the medical malpractice trial, jurors were shown the consent form for HIV testing that Stentiford signed in May 2007 in the presence of his sister as he underwent a battery of tests at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington because he was experiencing facial paralysis, Angueira said.Stentiford agreed to the testing, his lawsuit said, after a resident told him his symptoms were ‘highly suggestive of HIV infection.’Hreib disagreed, according to the lawsuit. He noted in Stentiford’s medical record that there was ‘no risk of HIV,’ though testing would be considered.Hreib canceled the test but never told Stentiford, according to Angueira.When Stentiford visited the office of Southard, his primary care doctor, in June 2007, he was told his tests ‘looked good,’ according to the lawsuit. Stentiford believed that assessment included HIV testing because he had signed the consent form, the Globe reported.It was only about three years later, as Stentiford’s condition worsened he learned he was not tested for HIV in 2007, and that he did in fact have the virus. By that time, Stentiford was struggling with brain damage and cognitive impairment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Canceled test led to man developing AIDS GAYSTARNEWS-
Sometimes karma does come aroundroomsXML were one of a few wholesalers who really had substantial losses throughout the liquidation process of CTS travel.Arguably, roomsXML were too accommodating in over extending credit and support to the agent and lost out but luckily a little karma has come back their way. roomsXML were contacted directly by the parents of Paige Toner to query on the status of the accommodation that Paige had booked through the agent.The bookings were live but over AUD$1800 was unpaid, however the travellers had already paid the agency, with no funds flowing to roomsXML.In his weekly agent support piece, on Monday in ETB Travel News Mark wrote in reflection , “the 18-year-olds and the dream holiday, lots of saving, a few thousand dollars. Probably hurting the most.”So roomsXML gave them a discount and incurred a further AUD$500 loss on the booking, and took the background approach by not telling anyone.Luckily for them, the travellers, Paige Toner and her family, did mention roomsXML in what will no doubt be a Facebook page heavily referenced by the travel media in the coming days. Sometimes karma does come around.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
Stepfan TaylorRBShoulderLimitedLimitedFullProbable PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayFriday Status JR SweezyGConcussionDNPDNPDNPOut The Arizona Cardinals (13-2) host the Seattle Seahawks (9-6) Sunday, Jan. 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.Below is the official Week 17 injury report for both teams. Larry FitzgeraldWRAnkleLimitedLimitedFullProbable Andre EllingtonRBToeLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Josh MauroDTCalfDNPDNPDNPOut Luke WilsonTEConcussionDNPDNPDNPOut Mike LeachLSBackLimitedLimitedFullProbable Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Carson PalmerQBRight FingerLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Dwight FreeneyLBKneeDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Michael BennettDEToeDNPLimitedFullProbable Comments Share Ed StinsonDTRibsLimitedLimitedFullProbable Cliff AvrilDEBackLimitedFullFullProbable Jerraud PowersCBHamstringFullFullFullProbable Patrick PetersonCBAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Frostee RuckerDTAnkleDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Marshawn LynchRBAbdomenOutOutOutOut Russell OkungTCalfLimitedDNPDNPDoubtful Michael FloydWRKneeDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayFriday Status Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kam ChancellorSPelvisDNPLimitedFullQuestionable Jordan HillDTToeLimitedLimitedFullQuestionable Cory ReddingDTAnkleFullFullFullProbable Daily Practice Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDNP-Did Not ParticipateLimited-Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normal repetitions)Full-Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions)Friday Status Designations:Out-Definitely will not playDoubtful-At least a 75% chance will not playQuestionable-A 50-50 chance will not playProbable-A virtual certainty of being available for normal duty Alani FuaLBGroinLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable Rashad JohnsonSAnkleDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Markus GoldenLBKneeDNPDNPDNPOut Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact