There is a reason why Sushma Swaraj, the minister of external affairs is trigger-happy on Twitter. She has her work cut out for her: on an average, 3 women—deserted by their NRI spouses—reached out for help to the ministry from January 2015 to December 2017. On mission mode, the ministry across the world has come to their rescue. In reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, minister of state for external affairs V.K. Singh stated that in this period, the ministry had received 3492 complaints of distressed Indian women deserted by their NRI spouses. “These complaints had been addressed by the Ministry by way of providing them counselling, guidance and information about procedures, mechanisms for serving judicial summons on the Overseas Indian husband; filing a case in India,’’ he stated in Parliament.Read it at The Week Related Items
John Cena returned to Monday Night RAW for the first time since the draft and was all set to get his much anticipated clash with Roman Reigns as the two superstars started trading verbal blows at each other.However, that didn’t happen as ‘The Miztourage’ came walking down to the ring to shut up Cena and Reigns and give the Miz his moment finally.Cena then proposed a match where he would team up with Reigns and The Miz can pick either Curtis Axel or Bo Dallas as his partner. But there was another twist as Samoa Joe came out in the middle and declared himself as the Miz’s partner. The whole confrontation ended with everyone trading blows and the match was sanctioned as the ‘main event’ of the night.Cena and Joe were facing each other for the first time and the match started.A beach ball popped into the ring out of nowhere and Joe chest slapped a distracted Cena and tagged The Miz back in. Cena soon started getting dominated by The Miz and then Joe.Unfortunately, the crowd was having a part of their own and they seemed very less interested in what was going around in the ring as Miz and Joe continued to dominate Cena. Reigns was finally tagged in but it was pretty evident that he was recovering from the SummerSlam main event.Reigns however gave his best and started to get some momentum when Joe finally got the better of the ‘The Big Dog’ with a uranage. Outside the ring there was a distraction and that allowed ‘The Miztourage’ to hit Reigns until Miz started hitting the big kicks. However, Reigns overpowered him to prevent any severe damage.advertisementBut, Reigns was unable to get the hot tag as Joe kept dominating him. Soon after, Reigns cleared ‘The Miztourage’ outside the ring. Miz was the legal man at this point. Reigns finally got the hot tag on Cena, who started a flurry of offence on The Miz.WWE PhotoAnother distraction caused Samoa Joe to land the coquina clutch on Cena, though he wasn’t legal. Reigns saw that and went for the ‘Superman punch’ but The Samoan submission machine moved out, and Cena was hit by the punch instead.Joe then cleared Reigns from the ring and as Joe tried to land a suicide dive but Reigns sent a punch his way, which left Joe out cold.Inside the ring, Miz looked for the chance to hit the skull-crushing finale, but the franchise player countered it into an AA (Attitude Adjustment) instead for the win.The match was followed by a long stare down between the Cena and Reigns.
Autonomous vehicles are highly complex and dynamic systems – they must meet rigorous safety, security, interoperability and data processing requirements. With RTI Connext DDS, Real-Time Innovations provides the only standard-based framework to support autonomous vehicle development from research to production.RTI Connext DDS is used as the primary connectivity framework for in-car communications. It can meet the latency, throughput and scalability requirements of even the most demanding use cases, for example, scalable sensor fusion, using extensive QoS (Quality of Services) parameters, peer-to-peer connectivity, and efficient handling of large data. With no need for servers and brokers, and through its flexible, extensible data model, Connext DDS easily scales according to task, from simple lab applications to multiple teams working in a distributed environment, supporting the evolution of applications across domains and over time.To meet certification requirements for ISO 26262 ASIL-D, the functional automotive safety standard, RTI Connext DDS provides a pathway. Its run-time libraries provide developers with high-level publish/subscribe communication APIs that simplify application logic. It also eliminates the need for custom networking code and accompanying certification artifacts, avoiding years of effort and millions of dollars in cost.Connext DDS Secure offers the only fine-grained security standard appropriate for control applications and autonomous applications. Manufacturers can selectively apply need-based security policies, such as authentication, access control and encryption to specific use cases. This speeds up transactions and supports low-latency communication for autonomous vehicles by avoiding the need to apply one size fits all security.Connext DDS is a data-centric, interoperable framework that supports nearly 100 different platforms, including the most common systems used in autonomous system development. Code can be reused across vendor platforms. Extensible file types allow for the evolution of the system without breaking interoperability.It supports the use of DDS in both the Robotic Operating System (ROS2) and AUTOSAR Adaptive platform. Its layered databus architecture connects these and other systems together for optimized end-to-end data sharing without the need for customized coding.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous IBASE: 3x4K fanless digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCNext Axiomtek: Coffee Lake-based thin Mini-ITX motherboard targets computing-intensive markets
India captain Virat Kohli, a fashionista off the field, gave a resounding thumbs-up to his team’s new orange jersey which they will be wearing in Sunday’s World Cup group match against England at Edgbaston.The ‘Men in Blue’ will be wearing an orange-blue jersey to distinguish themselves from hosts England who wear a lighter version of blue.The choice of orange has sparked debates back home with some opposition politicians accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing Hindu nationalist party of pushing its trademark saffron hue on the team.”I quite like it, I think it’s right up there. For me it would be eight,” Kohli told reporters after being asked to rate the jersey from one to 10.”Honestly, I’m not saying it for the sake of it. I really like it. The contrast is very nice.”Special occasion, special kit #TeamIndia will wear this in their #OneDay4Children game against England on Sunday. #OD4C | #ENGvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZvuX4be37FICC (@ICC) June 29, 2019Four other teams in the tournament have had to wear a different colours to avoid looking like their opposition.Accordingly, blue-shirted Afghanistan opted for red in three of their matches.South Africa, who usually wear green, chose gold for two matches while Sri Lanka swapped their blue for yellow for a couple of games.Bangladesh, who were green, will don red in their July 5 match against Pakistan at the Lord’s.A stylish batsman on the field and a fashion-conscious celebrity off it, Kohli has designed sneakers in collaboration with sportswear giant Puma.advertisementThe 30-year-old satisfied with the fit and welcomed the break from usual blue.”The fit is great, it’s a nice change,” he said.”For one game, it’s fine. I don’t think permanently we’d be heading in that direction because blue has always been our colour, very proud to wear that. For a change and looking at the occasion, it’s a very smart kit.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Team India ‘ready to rumble’ vs England in new orange jerseyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: This is India’s orange jersey for match vs England
Last year’s grading system made it difficult to accurately represent my true feeling about the overall look of the uniform combinations. A lot of that had to do with the intimidation factor, which is essentially giving a higher score for something because it looked mean. Combinations like White-Orange-White suffered because of this. Upon review of the uniform combinations, I thought White-Orange-White was one of their top-five looks from 2016.All of that to say I’m going to change up the grading format this year to more accurately express how I feel about the uniform combo of the week.Helmet: A-New Mexico State, you mad, bro? Pistol Pete is an iconic logo and I’m glad that the full depiction has made its way onto a helmet. The thing I like most about this helmet is the stripe pattern. It’s new to us but has an old school feel to it. That old school stripe concept combined with the Pete logo that I was used to seeing growing up is probably the equipment manager’s way of saying, here’s proof that this should have been a helmet back in the day.It was a little weird to see the mirror image of Pete on the right side of the helmet. I get why it was done, but the mirror version of Pete’s hat looks weird to me.Combo: A+White-Orange-White is arguably the most Oklahoma State combo we have, so of course I’m going to love it. My heart might have skipped a beat after seeing that helmet because something inside me triggered an image of that stripe pattern on the white pants. Even without the stripes on the pants, it looked really great. It was a strong start to the year, so now I’m irrationally excited for Friday night’s first road combination of the year.Overall: AIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Share on Twitter Share via Email Read more Arsène Wenger has for decades used English football’s secondary cup competition to give youngsters a taste of first-team experience. Not many have seized the moment quite like Nketiah. He became the first player born after Wenger became manager here to score a goal for the club, a statistic that only adds to the sense of surreal wonder the new kid conjured up. “I am impressed by that to think he was not even conceived when I was already here,” said Wenger. “Life gives a chance to young people. Hopefully he will make a long career at Arsenal football club.”The Carabao Cup may not naturally lend itself to fairy stories but this topsy-turvy evening was rich with opportunity. For the majority of an earnestly contested match the romance belonged to Norwich as they headed towards what would have been a well-deserved scalp. Late into the game they were winning 1-0 thanks to Josh Murphy’s audacious goal and the scoreline really could have been extended through a handful of golden chances.Wenger fielded the second string and when it was not working a quick scan of a bench filled with inexperienced kids did not look too encouraging. But then came the extraordinary twist in the tale. Nketiah scuttled on for his home debut and within seconds the 18-year-old from south London was in the right place at the right time to pounce on a corner, prodding in the equaliser with his first touch for a moment he will always cherish.The chant of “Eddie, Eddie,” coursed round the stadium, which was remarkable considering how few of the crowd had probably heard of Nketiah before kick-off. Almost single-handedly he brought his club an almighty lift.If the first goal was all about predatory instinct, the second was about nerve and heart. “I like especially the header he scored,” said Wenger. “He is not tall. He has a determined attitude. When the team needs you and you can deliver, that is a quality that you don’t know until you put the player on.“I don’t regret not putting experienced players on the bench. Eddie is a good example of why. If I had experienced players on the bench I would certainly have put them on instead of Eddie.”An electric run offered the opportunity for a hat-trick but Angus Gunn – another youngster showing ready promise – was equal to it in the City goal. The little flashes Nketiah produced were reminiscent of Ian Wright’s dynamic and goal-hungry style but Wenger urged people to give the teenager time to develop in his own way. He left Chelsea to join Arsenal aged 14 and has never looked back, banging in goals throughout the youth levels.With better finishing, better luck and better decisions from the officials Norwich could have been out of sight before Nketiah’s grand entrance. Mohamed Elneny was on the fortunate side to avoid a dismissal earlier in the game for taking down Nélson Oliveira.Later James Husband was bought down in the penalty box, caught by Mathieu Debuchy’s flailing arm. It was harsh on Norwich, especially as they contributed so much.Daniel Farke was candid enough to mix praise for his team with disappointment that the referee called key incidents against his team. “I wondered why he could have all these decisions in favour of Arsenal,” the Norwich manager said. “I am pretty sure the referee and linesman want to give their best and we have to accept these mistakes. To be honest it’s really annoying.”The red card for Arsenal was “obvious”, in Farke’s view, and “several players of Arsenal said, ‘sorry for you, it was a clear penalty’”.Farke also took issue with the award of the corner which decided the game. Norwich’s mission to hustle Arsenal, closing down in numbers to limit the home team from finding an easy groove, gave them a promising platform. On another day it might have been different. But this particular day belonged to Nketiah. Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Islam Slimani hit form to sink Leeds Topics Arsenal Read more Pep Guardiola blames Carabao Cup ball for City’s struggle against Wolves Share on Pinterest Carabao Cup Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Read more match reports Carabao Cup roundup: Bristol City thrash Palace to reach quarter-finals Share on LinkedIn As cameos go, making your bow at your home stadium by scoring inside 15 seconds and then adding an extra-time matchwinner with a soaring header takes some beating. Eddie Nketiah earned instant cult status at Arsenal after the teenager stole a show that had for a large part of the evening belonged to the ambitious visitors from Norwich. Come the final whistle the only word on everybody’s lips was simply “Eddie”. Share on Messenger Norwich City
Chelsea Misfiring Morata can benefit from striking struggles, says Conte Dom Farrell 23:12 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Morata Antonio Conte Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea’s record signing has ended a run of 13 games without a goal and his boss wants him to now cash in on his hard work Alvaro Morata will benefit from the trials of his recent goal drought, according to Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.Morata arrived at Stamford Bridge as a club-record signing last July and racked up 10 Premier League goals by the end of 2017.But the Spain international has not added to that tally since the turn of the year, with his effort in the 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win at Leicester City prior to the international break ending a 13-game fallow spell. 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 “This period for Morata was very important,” Conte said ahead of Sunday’s crunch Premier League clash against Tottenham.”I think that, in the last week and this week, he has worked very well. I think that he needed to work hard because, don’t forget, Alvaro was out for one and a half months with his back problem.”Now Alvaro is really fit, 100 per cent, and ready to have an important final of the season: for Chelsea and then, for him, to have the chance to go and play in the World Cup.”13 – Alvaro Morata has scored his first goal for Chelsea since December 2017 (v Brighton), ending a run of 13 games in all competitions without one. Required. pic.twitter.com/5zhe098iQ1 — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 18, 2018 Morata missed out on a place in Julen Lopetegui’s Spain squad, who performed impressively in a 1-1 draw against Germany last week before demolishing Argentina 6-1 on Tuesday.It placed the former Real Madrid striker in the same predicament as club captain Gary Cahill, who was on the outside looking in as England took on Netherlands and Italy.Cahill falling out of favour at club level has had a bearing on his international fortunes, although doubts over Andreas Christensen’s fitness and David Luiz remaining sidelined with a knee injury means he is likely to return in central defence against Tottenham.”We are talking about two great players, and I’m sure that they have the possibility still to go and play in the World Cup,” Conte added.”We have to respect the decision of the national team coaches, but we are talking about two great players and I’m sure they are ready to play in the World Cup.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban celebrate thier win after the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)While it looks like he’ll be on the roster this fall, Jalen Hurts transfer rumors have been floating since the spring. Saban addressed them today, sort of, and his quote is pretty peculiar.Saban spoke at SEC Media Days this afternoon, and was prickly as ever. He didn’t want to discuss his quarterback battle at all, quipping that the media “created” the controversy.At this point, it seems very probably that Hurts will be in Tuscaloosa this fall. His competition for the job, Tua Tagovailoa, missed most of the spring due to injury.Tagovailoa, Alabama’s national championship game hero, is favored to win the job eventually. However, it doesn’t seem like a winner will be named ahead of the season.Still, when the topic of a Jalen Hurts was broached, Nick Saban had a very interesting quote about the quarterback.Saban was asked if he expected Hurts to be on the roster come Week 1. The start to his answer: “I have no idea.” From AL.com:Does he expect Jalen Hurts to be on the Crimson Tide roster when the team flies to Orlando for the season opener with Louisville?“I have no idea,” Saban said. “I expect him to be there. I think it’s our job to give both players a very fair opportunity to have a chance to win the job at their position. … We’ll create a role for one or both of those guys on our team and they’ll all have to make a decision based on what that outcome is as to what their future is at Alabama. We certainly want every player to stay at the University of Alabama and graduate. Jalen has a great opportunity to do that in December so we are hopeful he will stay there and be a graduate regardless of his circumstances as a player. But that’s not to minimize his chances of making a starter or making a great contribution to our team in some way even if he isn’t the starter.”The rest of Saban’s answer makes it seem like Hurts will be there, as is expected. However, the fact that he lead off the way he did introduces at least a bit of doubt.From there, it definitely sounds like if he doesn’t win the job, a Jalen Hurts transfer is almost guaranteed. As Saban notes, he is set to graduate in December, and from there, he’ll be one of the most sought-after graduate transfers in college football history.[AL.com]
zoom The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have urged terminal operator Dubai Ports World to get back to the negotiating table for a new enterprise bargaining agreement, MUA said.The MUA launched protected industrial action at DP World terminals yesterday, amid failure to reach a satisfactory bargaining agreement.According to MUA, Dubai Ports World began a lockout of MUA members in Melbourne and Sydney Thursday, with protected industrial action set to begin in Fremantle today.MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said: “The company is trying to create the perception that kids won’t get their Christmas presents. Well, shame on them. This is a dispute where the timing is entirely of the company’s making. Unions are required by law to give three days’ notice of any protected action. All of the ports affected have multiple operators, so there is enough time for goods to be sub-contracted and unloaded elsewhere. Dubai Ports World has also taken the extraordinary step of banning its workers from talking to the media under threat of the sack – what are they trying to hide?”Mr Crumlin said Dubai Ports World should drop its deliberate campaign of antagonism against its workers and return to the bargaining table with a renewed sense of fairness.According to MUA, the following issues have been found at DP World’s terminals:Melbourne: There are already two different rates of pay for workers doing the same job as straddle drivers and the company now wants to do away with penalty rates for new workers.Fremantle: There are forced redundancies for 12 full time workers set to take effect on 31st December. This will reduce the number of full time rostered permanents to 40 out of 200 (20 per cent of the workforce).Port Botany: Automation of the terminal will mean more than 250 redundancies and there needs to be fairness in the plan for redundancies.Brisbane: Automation has already occurred. Not only does the new technology not work but managers are taking jobs which should be performed by MUA members.“This dispute is about hours of work, job security, and automation of the waterfront with no fair redundancy provisions in place when hundreds of workers will get the sack,” Mr Crumlin said. “Unions want to see fairness and transparency in the redundancy process. Automation should be introduced through negotiation – and not used as weapon in union-busting efforts.”ACTU President Ged Kearney said Dubai Ports World’s move to lock out its workforce was clearly part of a political and ideological agenda.DP World’s update said yesterday that operations ceased in Melbourne at 0600 on Thursday December 11 and will resume at 1400 on Friday December 12; operations in Sydney ceased at 1000 on Thursday December 11 and will resume at 0600 on Friday December 12, whereas operations in Fremantle will cease at 1200 on Friday December 12th and resume at 1600 the same day.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will contribute up to $2 million to help offset costs associated with an environmental assessment, related planning, engineering and technical design requirements for the proposed Sydney Harbour dredging project. Premier Rodney MacDonald and Cecil Clarke, Minister of Justice, made the announcement today, Feb. 18, in Sydney. “Limited water depth in the main channel of Sydney Harbour has long been recognized as an impediment to the development of the port’s full potential,” said Premier MacDonald. “Port-related development will be a key ingredient to Cape Breton’s long-term economic growth and sustainability.” The premier identified the dredging of Sydney Harbour as one of several key infrastructure projects required to help transform Nova Scotia into the Atlantic Gateway of North America in a March 5, 2008 speech to the Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce. “We’re happy to help in moving this important project forward,” said Cecil Clarke, Minister of Justice, on behalf of Angus MacIsaac, Minister responsible for the Gateway Initiative. “Sydney Harbour is a key component of the Atlantic Gateway, and this funding brings us a step closer to being able to capitalize on its full potential.” “These funds, which will be held in trust and administered by Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, are critical for the necessary preconstruction planning, related work and environmental permits required to position the harbour to compete for, and secure, marine-related business,” said John Lynn, chief executive officer of Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation. Nova Scotia’s potential as an international gateway includes exponential growth in container traffic, and significant growth opportunities in international air passenger and cargo traffic handling, and the cruise ship industry.
New Delhi: A law which allowed the Reserve Bank of India to circulate Rs 1000 denomination notes to tide over the shortage of currency in the late 1990s has been scrapped.The High Denomination Bank Notes (Demonetisation) Amendment Act, 1998 is one of 58 “redundant” laws repealed last week. Parliament passed a bill to repeal 58 laws from the statute books on Friday. The then finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, had moved bill in December 1998 to allow RBI circulate Rs 1000 denomination notes. “To eliminate the shortage of currency notes and to ease the pressure on other denominations, it is proposed to amend section 2 of the High Denomination Bank Notes (Demonetisation) Act, 1978. This will facilitate the Reserve Bank of India to issue notes of Rs 1,000 denomination immediately,” read the amended Act which came into force in 1999. On 8 November 2016, the government announced demonetisation of all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi series. It also announced the issuance of new Rs 500 and RS 2,000 notes. The Rs 1000 denomination notes are no longer in circulation. The 58 laws repealed last week would now be removed from the statute books
Login/Register With: Following her highly publicized exit from ABC’s long-running Castle, Stana Katic returns on Amazon’s psychological thriller Absentia, bringing another resilient cop to life — with a twist!On her new series, the 39-year-old actress plays Emily Byrne, a presumed-dead FBI agent who returns six years after being kidnapped, only to be framed for murder. Though Katic is playing another cop, the star says this character is very different from Kate Beckett, whom she portrayed from 2009 until her untimely exit in 2015, ahead of what was supposed to be a season 9 renewal for Castle, which was subsequently canceled less than a month after her ouster. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Below, EW goes in-depth with Katic about her new project and about her Castle exit.ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was it about Absentia that really attracted you to this project?STANA KATIC: I liked the idea of telling a story about an anti-hero survivor. First of all, one of the things that I said when I spoke to my agent, and they were like, “Oh, yeah, what do you think about doing next? What kind of story should be on the lookout for?” I said, “Listen man, the mom thing, no.” And they’re like, “Why?” And I know that’s horrible to say in one capacity, however, the issue with playing mom and girlfriend in a lot of stories is that that is a character that doesn’t actually drive the story in any way. And I was like, “I don’t wanna have the character that’s not a part of the actual story line, that’s relegated into the backdrop of it. I wanna be an active member in how a story is told, even if it is an ensemble piece.” And, often times, in the past, characters that have had that kind of role in a story, the main quality is that they worry. That’s it. They’re worried about their kid, who is going through the journey of the story, or they’re worried about their love or partner, who is going through the journey of the story. And then I read [Absentia], and I thought, “Oh, this is really interesting,” because Emily had all of those roles packaged into one person, and she’s still a badass, and she’s still an active member in storytelling.What I was concerned about was that this would be more of a stereotype, or a storytelling tool instead of a fully fleshed out, complex, beautiful female character. And what I ended up getting instead was someone that had all of those qualities and then some. And I was like, “Oh, this is exciting. This would be really wonderful to play.” That said, I’ve also done reading about women survivors of World War II and the Holocaust, and so forth, and I thought it takes extraordinary amount of grit to come out the other end of something like that, and to actually be able to live life again fully, to embrace it. And I thought that would be an interesting world to explore. So, those are some of the elements.Then I got offered the opportunity to be a part of it as [an executive producer] as well. And, I’ve had that title in the past, but this time they have welcomed me to the discussion table for development on the project, for even the editing process, and so on. It’s a whole new experience sitting at the producers’ table, and it’s so exciting to be a part of that element of storytelling, especially now, right? I think, as a woman in Hollywood today, it’s a wonderful opportunity to be invited to the table, and it behooves me to take that seat.Talk about Emily as a character. How does she compare to a character like Kate Beckett? And what is she dealing with emotionally during this story?Kate was awesome. I loved playing her, but … Twitter
APTN National NewsJane Gray, with the First Nations Regional Health Survey, joined APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson from Ottawa to discuss the results of a multi-decade survey on ‘on-reserve’ suicide statistics.
Casablanca – A young woman wrote the Islamic testimony of faith on her body and committed suicide by throwing herself from the roof of her relatives’ house.According to Al Massae, the twenty-six-year-old is the mother of one child, and suffered from mental illness. Before going to visit her relatives in Tiznit, near Agadir, she had lived with her parents in Mohammedia, 30 km north of Casablanca.The deceased, according to the same source, wrote the Islamic testimony on her hand and leg. Her family used her medical records to claim an exemption from autopsy. The gendarmerie observed the place where the victim fell and interrogated the members of her family. After finishing the legal procedure, the body of the victim was taken to the morgue in Tiznit. This incident adds to the mounting number of suicides in Morocco committed for various reasons, mainly early marriage, poor social situations, and mental illness. According to the Ministry of Health, 3 million Moroccans have expressed intent to commit suicide.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Rabat – Nabila Bakkacha, the Moroccan woman whose identity was mistaken for Paris’ female suicide bomber, received a settlement of US $400,000 from British newspaper The Daily Mail.However, getting the settlement check has allegedly not been a simple thing for the Moroccan teacher. Nabila’s lawyer was arrested in Béni Mellal, in central Morocco, for fraud and breach of trust between him and his client, according to Les Eco.The lawyer was brought before the public prosecutor for having made a deal with a British newspaper, in the case of Nabila Last November, the Daily Mail published photos of the Moroccan woman, and attributed them to Europe’s first female terrorist, Boulahcen who blew herself up during the November 17 raid in Saint Denis, north of Paris.The British publication later admitted its mistake and tried to reach a settlement with the Moroccan woman.According to the daily, Nabila’s lawyer broke the pact of confidentiality and trust between them, when the newspaper attempted to settle with the Moroccan teacher, through him to avoid a costly lawsuit.A check for US $400,000 (MAD 4 million) was reportedly granted to Nabila’s lawyer as part of the settlement process.The lawyer, according to the same source, refused to make Nabila aware of her settlement money by holding the check from her. He allegedly tried to dissuade her from filing a lawsuit against the British daily.Finally, the lawyer was arrested and prosecuted for fraud and breaking “client-lawyer” trust and confidentiality.On November 22, Nabila claimed spent four hours being interrogated by police in relation to the alleged misuse of her private photos.The young woman told police her photos landed in the hands of an English journalist before making the rounds across the globe.“Journalists visited me at my house, apologizing for having done this. They justify their actions by the resemblance to the real cousin of Abdelhamid Abaaoud,” she told Moroccan media in November.Having lived in France for a while, Nabila befriended a woman with whom she shared some photographs. The woman in question, a so-called Fouzia, later sold Nabila’s photos to English press.
New York officials say Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the San Jose, California-based entertainment video-streaming service will invest up to $100 million in the city.The state’s main economic development agency offered Netflix up to $4 million in tax credits over 10 years if it reaches its goal of creating 127 Manhattan jobs and retaining the other 32 by 2024.Cuomo, a Democrat, says the company has leased about 160,000 square feet to build the sound stages in the Williamsburg neighbourhood, where thousands of production jobs are expected within five years.The Associated Press
10 November 2008The top United Nations official in Iraq has condemned the double bombings that struck Baghdad’s Kasra district today, killing dozens of innocent civilians and wounding many others. Staffan de Mistura described the attacks as “repugnant crimes aimed at re-instilling fear, distrust and division among the public just as Iraq prepares itself to assume political normalcy with the upcoming provincial elections,” in a statement issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).According to media reports, a car bombing was followed by a suicide attack on the crowd that gathered around the car that exploded.Mr. de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNAMI, extended the world body’s deepest condolences to the bereaved families and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for the wounded.The UN is continuing to provide assistance to the Independent High Electoral Commission and other Iraqi institutions for the holding of provincial elections, slated to be staged by 31 January 2009. These will be the first provincial polls to be held in the country since 2005.“The provincial elections in early 2009 represent the most significant political event in the coming months in Iraq as they can advance political dialogue, establish representative provincial councils and empower community leaders to meet the needs of local citizens in cooperation with the Government of Iraq,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.At the same time, Mr. Ban warns that there is potential for election-related violence and instability. “It is therefore essential that the elections be organized in a secure environment and a transparent manner,” he stressed in his latest report to the Security Council on the work of UNAMI, which was published today.The holding of inclusive provincial and national elections is part of a wider process of national reconciliation, which remains the “main priority in Iraq and for ongoing United Nations efforts in the country,” he stated. Other vital elements of the process include the resolution of the internal boundaries issue, and the adoption of constitutional and legislative measures in the political, economic and social fields. The Secretary-General noted that despite a generally improving socio-economic context in Iraq, the lack of jobs and basic services remains a concern and areas of humanitarian need persist. “Private sector reform is among the most critical of the new initiatives undertaken by the United Nations,” he said, adding that “Iraq’s economy and private sector are fundamentally linked to its national reconciliation process.” He also described the improvements in the security situation over the past several months as “fragile,” noting in particular the “dramatic” increase in violence in early October against Christians in Mosul, which led to over 2,200 families reportedly fleeing their homes. Overall, the improvements in the security environment in recent months have proved positive with respect to human rights in Iraq, but continued violations pose serious concerns for Iraqi civilians and remain a priority of the UN, the Secretary-General added. At the same time, the situation regarding women’s rights and conditions has shown no significant overall improvement and alleged suicides and suspected honour crimes continue to be reported with “alarming regularity.”Given the “challenging” conditions on the ground, UNAMI still depends on Member States for security, logistical, operational and financial support.In this regard, Mr. Ban appeals for the legal arrangements for the security of the Mission, and of the wider UN presence in Iraq, to be maintained or amended, as necessary, in the light of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between Iraq and the United States on a status-of-forces agreement.In August the Security Council extended UNAMI’s mandate for another year, so that it can continue to assist the Iraqi Government and its people with elections, reconciliation, the resolution of disputed boundaries, human rights and humanitarian concerns, as well as with reconstruction and development, as outlined in resolution 1770 of 2007.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban spoke out about tensions between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities, echoing comments earlier this week by Hilde Johnson, the head of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan (UNMISS).“The Secretary-General calls on the leadership of both groups to cease violence and to work with the Government toward a long-term solution to the root causes of the hostilities,” the statement said.UNMISS has noted that high levels of cattle rustling and demand for high bridal dowries have helped to exacerbate existing ethnic tensions in Jonglei, one of 10 states in South Sudan, which became independent from Sudan in July.Air patrols by UNMISS last weekend identified thousands of Lou Nuer youth preparing to attack Murle communities near Likuangole, and the mission has reinforced personnel in key areas of Jonglei and stepped up patrols in a bid to dampen tensions.In today’s statement Mr. Ban commended the efforts of the South Sudanese Government to calm the situation and to ensure that vulnerable civilians are protected.Ms. Johnson stressed earlier this week that the Government bears primary responsibility for ensuring the safety of civilians in Jonglei.More than 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed in ethnic clashes within South Sudan this year, with Jonglei one of the states worst affected by the violence. Thousands more civilians have been displaced from their homes. 28 December 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today about continuing ethnic tensions in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, where there are reports of fresh rounds of deadly clashes and claims that thousands of armed youth are preparing to attack members of a rival community.
The Puttalam Magistrate was not at the premises at the time. The registrar was released on police bail this evening. Sources told The Hub that the registrar is often found to be under the influence of alcohol by people visiting his office.Following a tip-off that he was drunk today an order was issued to arrest him. The Registrar of the Puttalam Magistrate’s court was found drunk today in his office and was arrested.According to police sources, the registrar was drunk in the office located within the court premises.
Wall defends lack of transparency on problems at carbon- capture facility by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 2:14 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is defending the government’s silence on problems at the province’s much-celebrated carbon-capture facility.The $1.5-billion facility at the Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan can capture 90 per cent of emissions when it’s working. However, background notes prepared for the government and leaked to the Opposition NDP show it’s only been working 45 per cent of the time.The premier says, in hindsight, the government and SaskPower could have been more forthcoming about that.“I think SaskPower’s confirmed they’d probably use different language today. We’d take our cue from that as well, obviously I would,” Wall said Thursday at the legislature.“But the technology does work and that 90 per cent number is the capture level that we want to achieve, that we’re promoting around the world.”The carbon-capture facility opened with much fanfare last October. It was to have opened in April 2014, but faced construction delays.The goal is to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by one million tonnes annually. The facility has removed 400,000 tonnes.President and CEO Mike Marsh says SaskPower has not been able to run the facility at full capacity this year. They expect to capture more carbon dioxide after an overhaul is completed in mid-November.“For certain periods of the day we were able to capture the full 90 per cent. Other parts of the day, it was ramped down because of our operating issues that we have.”The premier said any new technology can have startup issues.Wall also said it was still accurate for him to tweet “Sask, we’re fully operational” when the facility opened in October 2014, because at that moment it was running.“That’s the information that I have and that’s the information that I’m going to provide.”Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten said the government has been intentionally letting people believe that everything was OK at the facility instead of being upfront about the problems.“When you boil this down, you have a government that has been in hyper-spin mode, hyper-cheerleading mode, boasting about this project, and intentionally allowing the public in Saskatchewan and the world to have a take-away message that’s very different than reality,” said Broten.The delays have financial implications for SaskPower.One background note from February says there have been “numerous construction deficiencies” and that the utility has incurred additional costs of about $80 million to fix them. Marsh says that amount is “a little bit higher now,” but would not confirm the new number because SaskPower is trying to recoup the costs through legal means.SaskPower also has a contract to sell the captured CO2 to Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) to be used for enhanced oil recovery.SaskPower ended up having to pay $12 million in penalties to Cenovus last year because the utility couldn’t deliver enough carbon dioxide. SaskPower may owe Cenovus about $5 million this year as well, but officials say that will be offset by $11 million that Cenovus is paying for the CO2.