Goa workers march for their rights

first_imgPanaji: Workers from Goa marched in Panaji on Monday to demand nationalisation of all iron ore mines in the State, and to pledge support to the villagers of Sonshi and all others struggling for clean water and air.The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) had organised the rally to celebrate International Workers’ Day. Workers from factories, mines, shipyards, port and dock, commercial establishments, transport, government and semi-government departments shouted slogans and waved colourful posters and banners bearing messages. The rally ended with a public meeting addressed by AITUC Goa general secretary Christopher Fonseca, president Prasanna Utagi, deputy general secretary R.D. Mangueshkar and secretary Suhaas Naik.The workers felicitated Amandeep Prabhudessai, a doctor who has dedicated his whole life to serve the needy. They also felicitated Comrade Juvenile Braganza, a veteran communist who has served working people in Goa for many years. Mr. Fonseca said that the offensive launched by the BJP-led government on the working people and their hard-won rights at the behest of the corporate lobby must stop. He demanded that workers’ rights must be protected.“The Modi government has also launched direct attacks on the democratic rights of the people, particularly the working class, by unleashing anti-labour amendments to labour laws secured by the working class after relentless struggles. This government is out to defeat the hard-won labour laws, which are being amended to suit the hire-&-fire policies of MNCs and corporates,” Mr. Fonseca said.Trade union speakers attacked the government for “anti-labour laws” and accused it of failing to tackle the unemployment problem across the country. Mr. Naik demanded a rollback of the hike in prices of petrol and diesel, controlling prices of essential commodities, recognition of the right to organise and right to strike as a fundamental right, no pro-employer changes to labour laws, stopping sale of profit-making public sector undertakings, setting up a National Fund for the unorganised workers and toilers, promulgating minimum wage of ₹18,000 per month linked to dearness allowance, and abolition of the contract labour system in government.last_img read more

Top Stories: Breakthroughs of the Year, Narcolepsy, and Binary Math

first_imgScience’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2013Every year, Science picks a single outstanding scientific achievement as the Breakthrough of the Year. This year’s winner is cancer immunotherapy: harnessing the immune system to battle tumors. Check out Science’s full Breakthrough of the Year package to see our nine runners-up and find out what research to watch for in 2014!Want to Fight Allergies? 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There’s increasing evidence that exposure to dogs and livestock early in life can lessen the chances of infants later developing allergies and asthma. Now, researchers have traced this beneficial health effect to a microbe living in the gut. Their study, in mice, suggests that supplementing an infant’s diet with the right mix of bacteria might help prevent allergies—even without a pet pooch.The Secret Half-Lives of Scientific PapersScholarly papers can have relatively long “half-lives,” finds a new survey. More than one-half of the total downloads of the articles covered by the survey took place more than 2 years after publication, while in some fields it took more than 4 years for a paper to hit its half-life. The findings come as governments around the world attempt to establish policies and deadlines for making government-funded research published in private journals freely available to the public. When Cats Became ComradesAncient felines hunted crop-destroying rats and mice for early farmers, and in return we provided food and protection. At least that’s what scientists have long speculated. Now, they can back it up. Cat bones unearthed in a 5000-year-old Chinese farming village indicate that the animals consumed rodents and that some may have been cared for by humans. The findings provide the earliest hard evidence of this mutually beneficial relationship between man and cat.Swine Flu Connection Provides Clues About NarcolepsyThe 2009 swine flu pandemic had a peculiar aftereffect in Europe: More children were diagnosed with narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder. Researchers eventually linked this increase to a widely used swine flu vaccine. Now, they’ve figured out how the vaccine might have triggered narcolepsy—and may have a new understanding of the disease itself.NIH Details Plan for BRAIN InitiativeAfter nearly a year of meetings and public debate, the National Institutes of Health today announced how it intends to spend its share of funding for the BRAIN Initiative, a $110 million U.S. effort to jump-start the development of new technologies that can map the brain’s vast and intricate neural circuits in action. In short, it’s looking for big ideas, such as taking a census of all the cells in the brain, even if there’s little data so far on how to accomplish them.Polynesians May Have Invented Binary MathThe binary system could be far older even than the invention of computers or even the invention of binary math in the West. According to a pair of anthropologists, the residents of a tiny Polynesian island may have been doing calculations in binary centuries before it was described by Gottfried Leibniz, the co-inventor of calculus, in 1703.last_img read more

Trump’s support of India could have unintended consequences

first_imgQuietly, all but unheralded, Donald Trump has begun tilting significantly away from Pakistan and toward another South Asian ally — a counterweight to China that could help tip the balance, particularly in the region’s potentially most sensitive flashpoint, the South China Sea. That enemy of my enemy is India, and it is not an inconsiderable friend to have. At the same time, though, Trump’s actions have opened another door to a resurgent China that could prove even more dangerous down the road.Read it at CNN Related Itemslast_img read more

India set for clean sweep after yet another Lankan collapse

first_imgPublished on cricket Hardik Pandya smashed his maiden Test century before Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav routed the Sri Lankan middle order, setting India up for a series whitewash on the second day of the third and final match, here.Pandya’s aggressive batting powered India to 487 all out after starting the day at 329 for six. The memorable knock was also Pandya’s first ever hundred in first class cricket.Pandya’s knock, which was embellished with seven powerful sixes, punctured whatever hopes Sri Lanka had to make it a contest after ending the opening day on a high.Kuldeep, who replaced the suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the side, scalped four Lankan batsmen after Mohammed Shami sent back both the openers to help India bundle out the hosts for a paltry 135.With a massive 352-run lead in hand, Virat Kohli had no hesitation in enforcing the follow—on and inflict more misery on a hapless Sri Lanka.There was enough time for India to take another wicket with Upul Tharanga dragging one on to his stumps off paceman Umesh Yadav, leaving Sri Lanka at 19 for one at end of the day in which 15 wickets fell.Dimuth Karunaratne (12) and Malinda Pushpakumara (0) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn.The wicket was not a bad one to bat on but listless Sri Lankan batsmen failed to apply themselves.Dinesh Chandimal (48) and Niroshan Dickwella (29) put on 63 runs for the fifth wicket in the final session of the day.They attacked the Indian bowling with clear mindset. It helped Lanka cross 100 in the 21st over but their partnership was broken when Dickwella was stumped off Kuldeep (4/40).It was the start of another collapse for the hosts as two overs later, Dilruwan Perera (0) holed out in the deep off Kuldeep again.The big wicket came when Chandimal was caught at leg gully off R Ashwin (2/22) in the 32nd over, the ball lobbing up and KL Rahul completing the easy catch.Five balls later, Kuldeep, playing only his second Test, bowled Malinda Pushpakumara (10) and then returned in the 37th over to dismiss Vishwa Fernando (0) in the same manner.He missed his maiden Test five-wicket haul when Ashwin dismissed Lakshan Sandakan (10) an over later, caught at leg gully. Lanka lost their last six wickets for 34 runs.Ashwin and Mohammed Shami shared the new ball for India in the second innings, and although the Lankan batsmen showed intent to fight, Umesh (1/3) managed to get the breakthrough.Earlier, Pandya was dismissed for 108 runs (96 balls, 8 fours and 7 sixes) after adding 66 runs for the last wicket with Umesh (3) before lunch.The former was caught at deep cover off Lakshan Sandakan (5/132) three deliveries after the break. It was the Lankan chinaman’s maiden five—wicket haul in his sixth Test.Lanka though struggled from the very start in this short middle session. Shami (2/15) and Umesh moved the new ball very well and used the bounce available to good effect.Tharanga (5) was the first to go, caught behind off Shami in the third over, albeit he wasted a DRS review despite getting a thick edge.Shami also sent back Karunaratne (4) cheaply, caught behind again in the 5th over. Things took a dire turn for the hosts when Kusal Mendis (18) was run—out after a mix—up with skipper Chandimal.Pandya then struck a body blow with the ball as well trapping Angelo Mathews (0) lbw in the 10th over as Lanka were reduced to 38/4.As the day began with India resuming at 329 for six, Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha (16) looked to bat for time in a bid to resurrect India’s floundering first innings.But they could only add 10 more runs to their overnight partnership with Saha caught at gully off Vishwa Fernando (2-87) in the ninth ball of the morning.Kuldeep (26) batted resolutely though and put on 62 runs with Pandya for the eighth wicket. In doing so, they took India past 400 in the 110th over, something that seemed unlikely at stumps on day one.The former then fell immediately afterwards caught behind off Sandakan. India became the first team to score 400—plus in three successive Tests of a series on Lankan soil.Pandya then went into overdrive and put on 20 runs with Shami (8), whilst reaching his half—century off 61 balls. He then put Malinda Pushpakumara (3/82) to the sword in the 116th over, taking 26 runs off him with 3 sixes and 2 fours.It was the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an over in Test cricket, beating the previous joint—record of 24 runs held by Sandip Patil and Kapil Dev.This attack helped put an aggressive 10th wicket stand for India as Umesh and Pandya put on 50 runs off only 26 balls in the extended morning session.Pandya then reached his maiden Test hundred off 86 balls, his second half-century coming off only 25 balls. It was also the second fastest Test hundred overseas by an Indian batsman, second to Virender Sehwag’s 78-ball effort against West Indies at Gros Islet in 2006. SHARE Mohammed Shami dismissed both openers during the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.   –  Reuters India posted 487 runs August 13, 2017center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT × Mohammed Shami dismissed both openers during the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.   –  Reuters COMMENTSlast_img read more

New Zealand to host its first day-night Test in March

first_imgAugust 28, 2017 COMMENT cricket PINK BALL DEBUTIndia to play its first Day/Night Test match against NZ RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on SHARE COMMENTS The game, the first of a two-match series, will be played from March 22-26 at the Eden Park New Zealand will stage its first day-night cricket test next March after Auckland City Council approved the use of Eden Park for the match against England, the country’s board said on Monday.The game, the first of a two-match series, will be played from March 22-26, with the second test in Christchurch from March 30 to April 3.The owners of Eden Park had to seek consent from the council due to restrictions on the number of events held at night at the venue in suburban Auckland. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Operating Officer Anthony Crummy said in a statement the match would help open up the sport to more people. “NZC has a particular focus on improving access to cricket for everyone,” he said. “Being able to stage the test as a day-nighter is a significant step in the right direction.“This means we can promote cricket in its most modern and vibrant incarnation; we can improve accessibility for new audiences, and we can showcase Eden Park, Auckland and New Zealand to a truly global audience.”New Zealand played the inaugural day-night test against Australia in Adelaide in November 2015, and after witnessing the success of that match had been hoping to host their own ‘twilight’ fixture. They had originally planned to face South Africa under lights at Seddon Park in Hamilton earlier this year but trials in first-class cricket found the lighting was not strong enough.Twilight tests have proved successful in Australia, while England’s first day-night test between the hosts and West Indies earlier this month attracted 70,000 fans over the three days. “This a very important outcome for test cricket lovers in New Zealand simply because it allows us the opportunity to play the game at a time when more people can engage with it,” Crummy added. “We’re sure it will be a very successful event, and that English and New Zealand fans alike will make the most of the opportunity.”last_img read more

Ronaldo Becomes First Player to Win Europe’s Top 3 Leagues

first_imgROME — The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus.If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact as a footballer, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner did it again this weekend by helping Juventus to the Serie A title in his first season in Italy.In doing so, the 34-year-old Ronaldo became the first player in history to win league titles in the English Premier League (with United), the Spanish league (Madrid) and Serie A (Juventus).“I’m very happy to have won in England, Spain and now the league title in Italy as well,” Ronaldo said. “It meant a lot to me and it means a lot to us as a team.”FILE – In this Saturday May 16, 2009 file photo, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo smiles as the team celebrate winning the English Premier League after their 0-0 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus for this season from Real Madrid, became the first player to win the English Premier League (with Manchester United), the Spanish league (with Madrid) and Serie A. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)Other players have won titles in three of the five major European leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France) but nobody had previously put together the combination of England, Spain and Italy.David Beckham played in four of the top leagues but only won titles at United (six), Madrid (one) and Paris Saint-Germain (one), having failed to lift the Serie A trophy during his two loan spells at AC Milan.Zlatan Ibrahimovic won four Serie A titles (three with Inter Milan and one with AC Milan), the Spanish league with Barcelona and four French championships with PSG.Brazil fullback Maxwell was on many of those same teams as Ibrahimovic and also won in Italy, Spain and France.Then there was Arjen Robben, who won the Premier League twice with Chelsea before adding a Spanish title at Real Madrid and seven Bundesliga trophies at Bayern Munich.Another Dutchman who achieved the feat was Mark van Bommel, with titles with Barcelona, Bayern Munich (two) and AC Milan.While Juventus also won the league in the seven seasons before Ronaldo’s arrival, there was no doubting his impact in Turin. With 19 goals and six assists in 27 Italian league matches this season, Ronaldo played a part in nearly 40 percent of Juventus’ goals.FILE – In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning the Spanish La Liga title at the end of the soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus for this season from Real Madrid, became the first player to win the English Premier League (with Manchester United), the Spanish league (with Madrid) and Serie A. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor, File)So it came as no surprise when his dangerous cross from a sharp angle was redirected in by a defender as an own-goal for the winner in Juve’s 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday — giving the Bianconeri more than the single point they needed to secure a record-extending eighth straight title with five rounds remaining.It’s the sixth league title of Ronaldo’s career.The first came as a 22-year-old at United, ending a four-year drought for Ferguson’s squad as Ronaldo scored 17 goals — three fewer than Didier Drogba’s league-best 20.That was just a warmup for what came next.In 2007-08, Ronaldo led the Premier League with 31 goals and helped United to the league title and the Champions League trophy.Another Premier League title came the following season as Ronaldo finished second in the scoring charts with 18 goals, behind only Nicolas Anelka, who had 19 for Chelsea.While Ronaldo won only two Spanish league championships in his nine seasons at Madrid, he also helped the team to four Champions League trophies — including three consecutive European titles over the last three seasons.When Juventus acquired Ronaldo in a 100 million euro ($112 million) transfer last year, the expectation was that he would help end the club’s long chase for a Champions League trophy.Ronaldo did his part by scoring a hat trick to overturn a first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid in the opening knockout round and goals in both legs of the quarterfinals against Ajax but the Bianconeri were still eliminated by the Dutch club.“Next year is a new page, the fans all want it and so do we,” Ronaldo said. “It is an important trophy, but it’s difficult to (win).”A Champions League title with Juventus would enable Ronaldo to match another multiple nation and multiple team record — joining Clarence Seedorf as the only players to win the trophy with three different clubs.By: Andrew Dampf, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Report: AC Milan 0 AEK Athens 0

first_imgAEK Athens 0 AC Milan 0: Montella’s men fail to progress after uninspiring stalemate Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:00 11/3/17 montella-cropped Getty Images Progression to the knockout phase of the Europa League has been put on hold for AC Milan after a dour 0-0 draw at AEK Athens. AC Milan failed to secure passage to the knockout phase of the Europa League as they were held to an uninspiring 0-0 draw at AEK Athens, doing little to relieve pressure on coach Vincenzo Montella.The Serie A side would have clinched progression had they emerged victorious at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday but, although they threatened occasionally in the second period, their generally lacklustre display was hardly deserving of all three points.AEK shaded a dour first half, creating a couple of half-chances to worry a Milan side who themselves looked utterly toothless in the final third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Montella managed to get a little more out of his team after the break, though, with Riccardo Montolivo going close twice in quick succession – his second chance striking the post.Milan improved considerably in the second half, moving the ball quicker and putting AEK’s defence under pressure, yet they failed to enjoy a sustained period of dominance.The latter stages became somewhat more frantic, but neither side looked to play with any more conviction than before and it remained goalless, leaving Group D leaders Milan – who have just a single win in their last seven matches across all competitions – on eight points, two clear of second-placed AEK.Full-time / Fischio finaleAnother goalless draw against the Greek side / Un altro pareggio a reti bianche contro i greci#AEKACM 0-0 pic.twitter.com/uGQNRvtcge— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 2, 2017Milan showed little sign of putting their domestic woes behind them during the early exchanges, with AEK looking significantly more purposeful.Rodrigo Galo was the first to go close for the hosts 11 minutes in, seeing his dipping 25-yard volley go agonisingly wide of the bottom-left corner.Gianluigi Donnarumma was then called into action a few moments later, denying the tricky Sergio Araujo at the near post after a Fabio Borini error invited pressure and the hosts finished the half on top as Galo went close again, his curling left-footed effort from the right flank flying just past the top-left corner.Milan went into the half-time break having failed to touch the ball in AEK’s penalty area, highlighting their poor showing.0 – AC Milan have failed to make a single touch in the opposite box in the first half against AEK Athens. Trouble. #AEKMilan pic.twitter.com/P7qpTrSxtl— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) November 2, 2017Montella introduced Suso for the disappointing Patrick Cutrone for the second half and Milan suddenly appeared more urgent and calculated in possession.The Spaniard almost set Montolivo up for the opener nine minutes after the break, with Giannis Anestis blocking the Italian’s close-range effort following Suso’s clever ball in from the right.Montolivo then went even closer a couple of minutes later, shooting against the left-hand post after being released into the area by Hakan Calhanoglu.Milan enjoyed some late pressure, though the closest they went to a goal was Ognjen Vranjes’ awkward clearance over his own goal from close range after a Suso cross, with the match ultimately petering out into the kind of drab encounter that will do little for Montella’s job prospects. KEY OPTA STATS- AC Milan have failed to win each of the last three European match against AEK Athens (D2 L1).- AC Milan have kept a clean sheet in six of their eight European games this season.- Only against Sampdoria (0) have AC Milan fired less shots on target in a game than today (two) in the current season.- Only one shot was attempted by AC Milan in the first half (Bonucci at minute 44) – the lowest total in a game by Milan this season.- Leonardo Bonucci has made the most touches (111), passes (101) and completed passes (84) in this match. read morelast_img read more

Pogba’s first Premier League defeat in over a year

first_imgManchester United Pogba tastes Premier League defeat with Man Utd for first time in over a year Goal Last updated 1 year ago 06:24 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba, Tottenham v Man Utd, 17/18 Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur An incredible 465 days had passed since the midfielder had finished a top-flight clash on the losing side, but he had no answer to Spurs on Wednesday Paul Pogba was sent crashing back to earth with that rarest of occurrences: a defeat in the Premier League wearing the Manchester United shirt.The France international was powerless to avoid a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday , with Phil Jones putting past his own keeper after Christian Eriksen opened the scoring just 11 seconds into the game. Amazingly, it is the first time that Pogba has finished on the losing side of a Premier League game for over a year.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player No less than 465 days had passed since United’s last defeat with Pogba on the pitch, a 4-0 drubbing against Chelsea on October 23, 2016. Since then the Red Devils had managed 23 wins and 13 draws with their midfielder in a total of 36 unbeaten matches. The game also marked only the second time in 87 games that United have lost a match by more than a single goal. United youngster Marcus Rashford was a notable absence at Wembley, sitting out the encounter as Alexis Sanchez was given his Premier League debut. Rashford failed to feature for the Red Devils for the first time since 2016-17’s final match against Crystal Palace, when manager Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to blood several youngsters. But the England international might find himself back in contention after the United attack failed to overcome Spurs’ stiff resistance in a damaging defeat. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Wolecraft Launches A Luxury Leather Goods Collection that’s Actually Affordable

first_img 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men While most luxury Italian leather bags have a tendency of running buyers in the thousands of dollars, a startup out of Milan, Italy, just debuted a fresh line of leather goods that feature equal parts function, style, and affordability. Meet Wolecraft, an honest to goodness new company geared toward manufacturing and designing leather goods which deftly shed the label of “traditional.” Boasting four different variations, Wolecraft took its new product line to Kickstarter to raise enough funding to bring its innovative designs to a wider audience.Specifically, the company looks to crowdfund a leather backpack, leather weekender, a suede leather carryall, and a leather pouch. Though each tout a list of features unique to themselves, the leather backpack delivers a unique kind of flexibility not typically seen in relative models. While it dons the moniker of a “backpack,” Wolecraft designed the piece to also function as a messenger bag or handbag, depending on how owner folds it or straps it. Furthermore, the versatility does nothing to take away from the backpack’s gorgeous aesthetic. Editors’ Recommendations 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Roadcenter_img While the backpack features an innovative design, the other Wolecraft products also impress. Concerning the weekender, the brand first created a bag big enough to fit a short adventure’s essentials and also included two detachable, twill cotton and leather-lined pockets capable of stowing a laptop or other small items. Couple these with a Herringbone cotton arm strap and Wolecraft’s weekend is both a classy and functional travel bag.Rounding out the collection is Wolecraft’s leather suede carryall designed to hold notebooks, passports, wallets, charge cables, etc. The perfect travel companion — or accessory addition to either the backpack or weekender — the carryall is large enough to carry a host of small necessities. For larger items, or for anyone looking for a classy way to transport their iPad, Wolecraft’s Italian vegetable tanned leather pouch is the way to go.Available in light or dark brown, as well as black — across most all the brand’s offerings — Wolecraft’s lineup achieves the task of making quality Italian leather goods an affordable option for anyone. Each option is currently available via Kickstarter, where the campaign plans to run for a total of 30 days. 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel last_img read more

Le ministre annonce les candidats au Prix GrandPré

first_imgQuatre artistes acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont été choisis comme candidats au Prix Grand-Pré 2006, qui sera présenté dans le cadre de la conférence et du gala « La création en Nouvelle-Écosse », au centre deCoste de Pictou le jeudi 19 octobre. Le ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Len Goucher, a annoncé les noms des candidats aujourd’hui 13 octobre, et présentera lui-même le prix lors de cet événement très attendu. « J’aimerais féliciter les artistes remarquables de notre communauté acadienne qui ont été honorés pour leur travail important », a déclaré M. Goucher. « J’ai hâte de célébrer leurs accomplissements, ainsi que ceux de nombreux autres artistes, au cours de l’événement la semaine prochaine. » Le Prix Grand-Pré est un prix annuel établi en 1987 afin de célébrer les artistes néo-écossais dont l’œuvre reflète les valeurs et les traditions culturelles acadiennes tout en faisant preuve d’excellence et d’originalité. Cette année, un artiste du domaine littéraire sera honoré. Les candidats au Prix Grand-Pré 2006 sont les suivants : — Germaine Comeau et Jean-Louis Robichaud, qui ont dirigé et publié Courir la mer : Visages de l’Acadie contemporaine. –Martine Jacquot, poète et auteure dont le plus récent roman, Au gré du vent…, est une épopée de la vie acadienne au 19e siècle. –Alain Raimbault, poète et auteur dont l’ouvrage pour jeunes adultes, Herménégilde l’Acadien, fait partie du programme d’études au Nouveau-Brunswick. –Marie-Colombe Robichaud, qui a recherché et consigné par écrit la riche tradition orale du peuple acadien pendant de nombreuses années. En plus du Prix Grand-Pré, le Prix du chef-d’oeuvre, le prix Portia White et le prix Aliant New Media seront également présentés lors du gala. Les membres de la communauté des arts et de la culture qui souhaitent assister à l’événement doivent s’inscrire immédiatement puisque le nombre de places est limité. Le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse a été établi en 2003. En consultation avec le secteur des arts et de la culture, il offre des conseils et des recommandations au ministère du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine au sujet des investissements continus dans les artistes, l’industrie culturelle et les activités culturelles de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le Prix Grand-Pré, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/dtc.last_img read more

Omar Khadr wants unfettered access to sister other bail changes

first_imgTORONTO – Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr returns to court this week to ask that his bail conditions be eased, including allowing him unfettered contact with his controversial older sister, more freedom to move around Canada, and unrestricted internet access.In support of his request, Khadr notes the conditions originally imposed two years ago were necessary as a graduated integration plan following his 13 years in American and Canadian custody. No issues have arisen since his release and the various restrictions have been revised several times — most recently in May last year, he says.Currently, Khadr, 30, can only have contact with his sister Zaynab if one of his lawyers or bail supervisor is present. The condition is no longer necessary, he says.“I am now an adult and I think independently,” he says in an affidavit. “Even if the members of my family were to wish to influence my religious or other views, they would not be able to control or influence me in any negative manner.”Zaynab Khadr, 37, who recently had a fourth child in Egypt, according to court filings obtained by The Canadian Press, was detained in Turkey a year ago for an expired visa. She and her fourth husband subsequently moved to Malaysia but are now said to be living in Sudan and planning to visit Canada.“I would like to be able to spend time with her and the rest of our family when she is here,” Omar Khadr states. “As far as I am aware, Zaynab is not involved in any criminal activities and is frequently in contact with the Canadian embassy in order to ensure that her paperwork is up to date.”Zaynab Khadr, who was born in Ottawa, was at one point unable to get a Canadian passport after frequently reporting hers lost. She was also subject to an RCMP investigation in 2005 but faced no charges. Her third husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, is reportedly still a Taliban hostage along with his American wife and children in Afghanistan. In 2008, she went on a hunger strike on Parliament Hill to draw attention to her brother’s plight as an American captive in Guantanamo Bay.Several years ago, she and her mother infuriated many Canadians by expressing pro-al-Qaida views. Omar Khadr told The Canadian Press last month that he saw no point in decrying their views.“I’m not excusing what they said. I’m not justifying what they said,” Khadr said. “They were going through a hard time. They said things out of anger or frustration.”Khadr, who recently married, says a college in Red Deer, Alta., about a half hour from where he spent time in maximum security after his return from Guantanamo Bay, has accepted him into its nursing program. He says he plans to leave his Edmonton apartment at the end of September and find new accommodation.In another bail-variation request the court in Edmonton will consider on Thursday, Khadr asks for an end to a condition that he provide his supervisor notice about his travel plans within Alberta, and that he obtain permission to travel outside the province. Requiring him to remain in Canada would be sufficient, the documents state. He also wants restrictions on accessing computers or the internet lifted.In May 2015, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross granted Khadr bail pending appeal of his conviction by a widely maligned U.S. military commission for five purported war crimes. The appeal in the States has stalled through circumstances outside his control and nothing has changed since his release, his filing says.Khadr found himself at the centre of a fierce political firestorm amid word last month that the Canadian government, which apologized to him for breaching his rights, had paid him $10.5 million in compensation. He says he just wants to get on with his life.“I wish to become independent and to put my legal matters behind me,” he says in his affidavit. “I am a law-abiding citizen and I wish to live free of court-imposed conditions.”American soldiers captured a badly wounded Khadr, then 15 years old, in July 2002 following a fierce assault on a compound in Afghanistan in which a U.S. special forces soldier was killed. Khadr later said he pleaded guilty before the commission to throwing the deadly grenade as a way out of American detention. He returned to Canada in 2012 to serve out the rest of the eight-year sentence he was given.last_img read more

US productivity gap with rest of world widens UN report

In Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), the International Labour Organization (ILO) notes that part of the difference in output per worker was due to the fact that Americans worked longer hours than their European counterparts.Workers in the United States put in an average of 1,815 hours in 2002 compared to major European economies, where hours worked ranged from around 1,300 to 1,800. In Japan, hours worked dropped to about the same level as in the United States, it adds. The KILM findings show that growth in productivity per person worldwide accelerated from 1.5 per cent during the first half of the 1990s to 1.9 per cent in the second half. Most of this growth was concentrated in industrialized economies (the United States and some European Union countries), and some in Asia (China, India, Pakistan and Thailand). In Africa and Latin American economies, available data showed declines in total economy productivity growth since 1980. European and other industrialized countries, while achieving slightly lower productivity growth rates on average than the United States, have improved their “employment-to-population ratios,” which measure the proportion of people in the population who are working. While unemployment rates in the EU as a whole remained above those in the United States, many European countries were able to maintain or improve their ability to create jobs, while achieving moderate growth in productivity. The EU increased the employment-to-population ratio from 56.1 to 56.7 per cent between 1999 and 2002 while reducing unemployment, the KILM says. Although the employment-to-population ratio in the United States declined by 1.6, from 64.3 to 62.7 per cent, in the same period, overall it remained consistently higher than the EU.KILM examines 20 key indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, underemployment, hours worked, labour productivity, types of economic activity and how youth and women fare in the labour markets. For the first time, the KILM also examines agricultural productivity and notes that this sector remains the primary employer in many developing economies. The new analysis suggests that a rise in productivity and employment may be the only way to reduce poverty. “The overall global trends show that growth is not enough,” ILO Director-General Juan Somavia said. “We must make productivity growth and job creation key objectives and pursue policies that combine these objectives with decent work.” read more

Central African countries will review regional security next week – UN

The UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, comprising the members of the Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS), will look at the geopolitical and security situations, as well as the progress of its members in implementing previous decisions, according to the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs (DESA).Also on the agenda for the 27 to 31 October meeting is an examination of the activities of the ECCAS secretariat, especially its efforts to strengthen its cooperation with the United Nations, and the work of the UN Sub-Regional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa, headquartered in Yaounde, Cameroon, DESA said.The Committee, formed in 1992, adopted a non-aggression pact in 1996 and a mutual assistance pact in 2000. Its members are Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and Sao Tome and Principe. read more

Indias oldest car factory suspends production of Ambassador sedan to restructure clear

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press Posted May 26, 2014 4:47 am MDT India’s oldest car factory suspends production of Ambassador sedan to restructure, clear debt NEW DELHI – India’s oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly seven-decade history as the car of the Indian elite.It was unclear how long manufacturing will be on hold, but Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors said Monday it hopes to resume making the so-called “Amby” after a period of restructuring and clearing of its debts.The heavy car’s large size and poor gas mileage have driven customers to cheaper competitors from abroad. About 80 per cent of cars sold in India today are small cars that can manoeuvr in crowded cities and that cater to a rising middle class eager for wheels without costs.The company began making the Ambassador in 1948, modeling it after the British Morris Oxford III. Last year only 2,214 of the vehicles were sold, reflecting a steep decline from production levels in the 1980s around 24,000 vehicles a year.Also known as the grand old lady of India’s pot-holed and pitted roads, the Ambassador has remained largely unchanged for more than five decades in ferrying the elite including prime ministers and high-society celebrities. It recalls an era when India’s policy of economic self-sufficiency meant domestically produced cars were the norm.Its bulbous chassis and bouncy back seats delight tourists and other passengers nostalgic for earlier times, while many in rural India still view white Ambassadors as the de-facto vehicle of officialdom.Though most Ambassador sales go to taxi services and government departments, “there has been a reduction in demand for the Ambassador,” the company said.“Sturdiness is its hallmark,” the company said. “The robust build, it was always seen as a positive point for customers who wanted durability and safety.”Hindustan Motors, which as of September had accumulated losses greater than its assets, said the company’s Uttarpara plant, just outside Kolkata in the eastern state of West Bengal, was suffering from problems including very low productivity, growing indiscipline, a critical shortage of funds and lack of demand for the Ambassador.It announced the indefinite production suspension, including a halt in the payment of salaries to nearly 2,500 employees, in a notice pasted on the factory gates Saturday night.Hindustan Motors said it plans to reopen the Uttarpara factory after settling debts and restructuring. The plant also makes a 1-ton mini-truck called the Winner as well as car parts.“If they want to maintain the vehicle, if they want the brand to survive, they will have to think through some changes in pricing, fuel efficiency,” said auto analyst Abdul Majeed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in India. “The middle class, those folks don’t worry about comfort and luxury at this point in time. They are only looking at necessity.”Hindustan Motors has been unsuccessful in a long search for new investors. Earlier this year it transferred another car plant based in the south-coast city of Chennai to its financial arm, Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation Ltd. That plant produces Mitsubishi and Isuzu brand vehicles for the Japanese companies.Shares of Hindustan Motors sank 10 per cent Monday. read more

In Malawi UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson spotlights efforts to end

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto (centre) are welcomed by the girls at Mtakataka Secondary School in the District of Dedza where she hears from girls whose child marriages have been annulled and they returned to school. Photo: UN Women/Karin Schermbrucker Malawi’s law is the result of 12 years of effort, including cooperation between UN Women and local community chiefs. Around the world, UN Women advocates for the adoption and implementation of laws that prohibit and prevent child marriage. It empowers girls and women to know their rights, and rallies communities to help bring an end to the practice. Ms. Watson’s visit brings to light the work of these communities and their international partners. In Dedza, a district in Central Malawi, she met with Chief Kachindamoto, a prominent leader in the fight to end child marriage whose efforts have earned her the nickname ‘The Terminator,’ thanks to her tireless efforts. Ms. Watson praised Chief Kachindamoto, who “has implemented the annulment of so many child marriages and restored the future of these girls. With the help and collaboration of her local chiefs, mothers’ group and religious leaders, she has managed to annul almost 1,500 child marriages, sending the girls back to school. Because of bold and brave leadership like this, things may start to change. It was amazing to be on the ground with UN Women to witness their work!” This work is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As UN Country Representative Clara Anyangwe explains, “progress is not possible without investing in women and girls. They are our future and constitute half of any society’s promise and resources.” UN Women’s Planet 50-50 by 2030 calls upon governments to empower women and girls to reach their full potential by making national commitments such as the one in Malawi that Ms. Anyangwe calls “a top priority for change.” The UN marks the International Day of the Girl Child annually on 11 October. This year’s theme is ‘Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls,’ and urges stakeholders to take the opportunity provided by the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs to harness the data required to ensure programmes, policies and services effectively respond to the specific needs of girls. “Meeting with young girls, who like many in their country, are struggling with poverty and were pressured into early marriage, depriving them of their education in the process, made me realize just how important it is for women to be able to make their own choices, said Ms. Watson, adding: “It’s so encouraging to see how such a harmful practice can be stopped when communities work together to pass laws, and then turn those laws into reality.” In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage to 18. Since then, UN Women has worked with partners and tribal chiefs to ensure that the law is implemented at a local level. Malawi’s President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is an Impact Champion of the HeForShe Campaign, has appointed a special task force to see that the law is fully implemented within five years. According to UN Women, Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world: half of girls are married before the age of 18, usually because families are too poor to continue to support them. Moreover, teen pregnancies account for 20 to 30 per cent of maternal deaths, and a mere 45 per cent of girls continue their education beyond the 8th grade. Excluding China, one-third of girls from developing countries are married before the age of 18, ending their childhood and right to education. Early marriage practices also expose girls to physical and sexual abuse as well as early pregnancies before they are emotionally or physically ready to care for a child. read more

Hanois 3 millionth tourist a Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram 2014 proved to be a booming year for tourism in Hanoi with the Vietnamese capital welcoming its 3 millionth visitor on December 30, 2014. The visitor was a Greek by the name of Eleni Papazoglou, and upon entering the city was honoured and surprised with a welcoming ceremony. The ceremony included a statement made by the director of Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, To Van Dong with Papazoglou being presented with special gifts, including an all expenses paid tourist package.With TripAdvisor magazine citing the south east Asian city as the eighth top travel destination out of 25 other countries, Mr Dong thanked the remarkable progress of Hanoi’s tourism industry for elevating the image of the nation as a must-see destination.last_img read more

Clark County Historical Museum exhibit tunes in to musical history

first_imgFrom the drums and flutes of First Nations through the first piano in the Pacific Northwest, and all the way up to today’s Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and local roots rockers River Twain — Clark has always been such an amazingly musical county.Explore it all — with your eyes, ears and hands — in a big new exhibit that opens at the Clark County Historical Museum on Jan. 25. “Music, Movement and Sound: An Exploration of Clark County’s Musical Roots” features interpretive panels, historical artifacts and, best of all, interactive stations where you can explore the science of sound and a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” where you can try making music on instruments you’ve never touched before.“The story of music in this region started long ago,” said Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum. “The goal of this exhibit is a family-friendly, educational and inspirational exploration of Clark County’s musical roots, and our community’s vibrant musical culture.”It all began with the Covington piano, Richardson said, a priceless and important historical artifact from the mid-1800s that’s been in storage and unseen for years. Richardson wanted to put the treasure on display and “build a whole exhibit around it about this universal topic,” he said. “We thought we could reach a wide audience from many different backgrounds.”The exhibit focuses on local topics including the music of the people who predated white people here; military music in the Vancouver Barracks; the story and legacy of Vancouver’s unique School of Piano Technology for the Blind (“the Piano Hospital,” which recently closed), changing sound technology and much more. The exhibit highlights nationally known artists with roots in Vancouver, like country superstar Willie Nelson, a local DJ on Vancouver’s radio station KVAN in the late 1950s, and jazz singer Diane Shuur, a Tacoma native who attended the Washington School for the Blind in Vancouver when she was a girl.last_img read more

Joao Cancelo expressed gratitude to Inter after Fridays encounter

first_imgAfter Juventus defeated Inter Milan in Friday’s Serie A blockbuster classic, Joao Cancelo has expressed his gratitude to his ex-clubThe Nerazzurri have practically scouted the Portuguese wing-back for the Bianconeri, helping him to adjust to the Italian Serie A before his €40.4m transfer from Valencia to the Allianz Stadium in the summer.What’s more, the Milanese giants were determined to keep hold of Cancelo during the summer, but have failed to see the deal through due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.Known for his devastating pace and excellent technique, Cancelo has emerged as one of the best Europe right-backs, establishing himself as an indispensable first-team member under Max Allegri this term.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.After the derby, the skillful defender has revealed his affection for Inter.“It was an important victory against Inter, who are a great team and a direct rival for the Scudetto,” he told Sky Sport Italia, which has later been transmitted by FourFourTwo.“Inter was a very important team for me, that made me grow a lot. Now I’m wearing Juventus’ colors, and I think only of Juve, but Inter remains in my heart.”last_img read more

San Diego Police increasing traffic safety enforcement

first_img Updated: 6:48 PM , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Police Department is conducting an increased traffic safety enforcement operation Saturday.Officers were on the lookout for “collision causing factors” throughout the city from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.“Routine traffic patrols will focus efforts in trouble spots while special targeted patrols will also be deployed to crack down on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users,” SDPD Officer Mark McCullough said. “Officers will be looking for traffic offenses made by drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries.”McCullough said attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.Police also are looking for pedestrians who cross illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right-of-way.Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, McCullough said. January 20, 2018 Posted: January 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Police increasing traffic safety enforcementlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 3 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 3, 2018:Legal Notice — Town of Wilmington — Tax TakingsLegal Notice — Citation On Petition For Formal AdjudicationLegal Notice — Informal Probate Publication NoticeLegal Notice — Informal Probate Publication NoticeLegal Notice — Mortgagees Notice of Real Estate SaleLegal Notice — Mortgagees Notice of Real Estate SaleLegal Notice — Mortgagees Notice of Real Estate SaleLegal Notice — Petition for Appoinmtent of a Guardian of a Minor(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more