Govt to set up JV Khanij Bidesh India to ensure strategic minerals

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to the domestic market, the government on Thursday announced setting up a JV company with participation of three PSUs — Nalco, Hindustan Copper and MECL. “A joint venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd is to be set up with the participation of three central public sector enterprises namely, Nalco, Hindustan Copper and MECL,” the mines ministry said. Coal and mines minister Pralhad Joshi said the objective of constituting KABIL is to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalWhile KABIL would ensure mineral security of the nation, it would also help in realising the overall objective of import substitution, he added. KABIL would carry out identification, acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of strategic minerals overseas for commercial use and meeting country’s requirement of these minerals. “The sourcing of these minerals or metals is to done by creating trading opportunities, G2G collaborations with the producing countries or strategic acquisitions or investments in the exploration and mining assets of these minerals in the source countries,” the ministry said.last_img read more

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African Union Morocco Reaffirms Support for Institutional Reforms

Rabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani made his remarks on Saturday, November 17, for the 11th extraordinary AU summit on reforms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“Morocco firmly supports the AU reforms,” El Othmani said. He added that King Mohammed VI has on various occasions personally reiterated Morocco’s attachment to the success of the recently launched institutional reforms and many other AU initiatives to strengthen Africa’s standing on the global stage.Particularly addressing Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, the AU’s incumbent chair, El Othmani said the AU can count on Rabat to contribute to realizing the body’s aspirations. Kagame, who has been the face of the AU leadership for nearly a year, has been resolute in his belief that African leaders should set the stage for a strong and prosperous Africa.Some of the major reforms that the AU has been promoting include an intra-African free trade agreement as well as accountability and performance-enhancing procedures.Of the reforms summit, Kagame said: “The goal is simple: To make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve.”Since its return to the AU in January 2017, Morocco has pioneered continental reforms and called for greater inter- and intra-African integration. Rabat has steadily called for fostering intra-African coordination on migration, expertise sharing, security, and renewable energies.At the recent AU reforms summit in Addis Ababa, Morocco was represented by El Othmani; Mohcine Jazouli, delegate minister for African cooperation; and Mohammed Arrouchi, Rabat’s permanent ambassador to the AU.Read Also: Africa Regained Its Unity and AU-EU Its Balance with Morocco’s Return to African Union: Moussa Faki read more

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UN marks World Cancer Day with call for more physical activity to

4 February 2011Two and half hours of moderate physical activity a week can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to new recommendations released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) to mark World Cancer Day, which is being observed today. Two and half hours of moderate physical activity a week can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to new recommendations released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) to mark World Cancer Day, which is being observed today.“Physical activity has a strong role to play in reducing the incidence of certain cancers,” WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health, Ala Alwan, said on the release of the agency’s latest Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. “Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for all global deaths, with 31 per cent of the world’s population not physically active.” Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide after cardiovascular diseases, according to WHO. In 2008, almost 460,000 women died from breast cancer, while close to 610,000 men and women died from colorectal cancer. The new recommendations advise that at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week for people aged 18 and over can reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases, including breast and colon cancers, diabetes and heart disease.For youngsters between the ages of 5 and 17, at least one hour of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity can protect their health and, in turn, reduce the risk of these diseases.WHO noted that physical inactivity is also linked to 3.2 million deaths per year, including 2.6 million in low- and middle-income countries, over 670,000 premature deaths of people under the age of 60, and about 30 per cent of diabetes and some types of heart disease. It added that the international community needs to put greater focus on research for additional factors contributing to cancer. “Physical inactivity is one risk factor for non-communicable diseases, which is modifiable and therefore of great potential public health significance. Changing the level of physical activity raises challenges for the individual but also at societal level,” said Chris Wild, the director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of WHO, which is leading studies into cancer risk factors.World Cancer Day was initiated in 2005 by the Union for International Cancer Control. This year, the Day is being marked as the world prepares for the UN General Assembly’s High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, which includes cancer as well as cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, in September. The four ailments cause more than 60 per cent of all global deaths or more than 35 million fatalities annually. The Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health provide WHO member states with the evidence base needed to make policies for physical activity programmes to promote good health. Most countries, particularly low- and middle-income, do not have national physical activity guidelines.WHO said that worldwide, lung, breast, stomach, liver and colorectal cancers cause the most cancer deaths each year, and the majority of all cancer deaths occurred in less developed regions in 2008.Marking World Cancer Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today drew attention to the plight of developing countries battling the scourge. The agency has a history of helping countries develop skills and infrastructure in radiation medicine, including through extensive curriculum development in radiation medicine by its Division of Human Health.The nuclear watchdog has joined forces with a number of African countries to help equip them with a new generation of health care professionals to deal with cancer, which is fast supplanting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as the developing world’s top killer. The IAEA said that cancer sufferers in Africa face particular difficulties – 17 IAEA member states have no cancer radiation therapy centres and another 20, only one each. According to WHO, Africa also has fewer than five per cent of the world’s specialized health care workforce, insufficient to handle the incidence of this deadly disease. read more

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UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

CANBERRA, Australia — Britain’s top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union.British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham on Wednesday to lay the foundations for a bilateral trade deal to follow Britain’s departure from the E.U. in October.While Australia has taken years to negotiate its 15 bilateral and multi-lateral free trade deals, Birmingham is keen to fast-track a new pact with Australia’s former colonial master.Britain is giving priority to negotiating trade deals with the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.The Associated Press read more

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Ukraine ceasefire exists in name only UN political chief tells Security Council

Briefing the Council on conflict-related developments and his visit to the country in December, Jeffrey Feltman said that while fighting had been initially concentrated around Donetsk airport, fighting is spreading throughout the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, reaching heavily populated civilian areas and inching dangerously close to Mariupol and Debaltseve.“Encouraging signs of progress, such as the exchange of hundreds of prisoners, are quickly being overshadowed by renewed fighting and a deepening political stalemate,” said Mr. Feltman “Ukraine, as well as its neighbours and the broader region, cannot afford the current, violent status quo. The escalation of fighting threatens to unravel the Minsk Protocols.”Intensification of the conflict had caused further deterioration of the humanitarian situation, Mr. Feltman said, stressing the importance of funding the 2015 Strategic Response Plan, which needed $189 million but had few commitments so far.He also stressed that all parties to the conflict should guarantee free and unhindered humanitarian access to all people in need, irrespective of where they are located. A recent directive referring to movement between government-held to rebel-held areas could make movement of humanitarian actors harder, especially to areas beyond government control. “Humanitarian actors must have access to do their life-saving work,” Mr. Feltman said. “A country which until a year ago had no displaced people now has at least 850,000 citizens displaced within its borders and over 600,000 in neighbouring states, according to Ukrainian sources.” He said a Normandy Format meeting took place today in Berlin at Foreign Minister level and he hoped it would bring the progress needed for proper implementation of the Minsk agreements which he said offer a solid base for a resolution of the conflict in the Donbas as long as no party made unilateral attempts to change their provisions or selectively interpreted stipulations.“It is our understanding that the apparent differences in interpretation of the Minsk accords are small but the implications of addressing them in any other way but through dialogue are immense,” he said.During his recent visit to Ukraine, Mr. Feltman said he met President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Klimkin and other top officials, all of whom felt that, even with progress on the Minsk process, there was no quick solution the numerous challenges facing Ukraine, given the deep economic and geopolitical rifts that have been caused by and remain intrinsically linked to the conflict.“Diplomacy has to succeed,” Mr. Feltman stressed, noting that the enforcement of a sustainable cease-fire, which presently exists in name only, is both urgent and of primary concern. “All of us – especially the parties to the conflict – have a responsibility to concertedly, and on a most urgent basis, assist in moving from a narrative of confrontation to a narrative of cooperation, from ‘a logic of war to a logic of peace.’” read more

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Trump Baby blimp flies outside Parliament as thousands of protesters march through

A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight passes over Donald Trump's resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of central London against President Donald Trump’s four-day visit to the UK, pouring into Trafalgar Square for a mass rally attended by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. “Say it loud, say it clear, Donald Trump’s not welcome here,” chanted the vast crowd over and over as they marched through the capital, snaking through Regent Street.Organisers of the Together Against Trump mass demonstration claimed they had been told by police that more than 100,000 protesters had joined the march by mid-afternoon.“Dump Trump”, “atrocious POTUS” and “not on our soil” were among the anti-Trump messages visible in a sea of protesters holding placards as they marched to attend a larger rally in Trafalgar Square.“Trump wears poorly tailored suits,”  proclaimed one sign. Another stated: “Overcomb Brexit.” ‘Stop Trump’ demonstrators march through Regent Street in LondonCredit:PA Addressing protesters at the Trafalgar Square rally, journalist and campaigner Owen Jones said: “Donald Trump. You came, you saw, and we told you where to go.”To cheers from the crowd, he added: “This is a historic protest and, I have to say, I will die laughing knowing we managed to organise a protest bigger than the inauguration.”Thousands of demonstrators also gathered in Glasgow’s George Square to protest against Trump’s visit as he prepares to fly to Scotland. Mark Levin,67, visiting from Florida said: “I never thought I would see something like this.” trump protests Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square  Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square Credit:AFP Bloody hell this is Regent Street in London right now pic via @jamcreencia #TrumpVisit pic.twitter.com/1QYcow73Qy— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) July 13, 2018 Filled with five tanks of helium, it gradually ascended to its maximum height of 30 metres over the Houses of Parliament.The baby, which cost £5,000 to make, was created by 36-year-old Matt Bonner, a London graphic designer. Donald Trump “Trump is just so full of hatred'” she said. “His views are just ancient and against everything I stand for.”Ahead of Mr Trump’s visit, a ‘ring of steel’ was erected outside Winfield House, the US ambassador’s official residence in Regent’s Park, where the president and and his wife Melania stayed overnight.Protesters staged a noisy gathering outside the property as he arrived in a helicopter, from Stansted airport, holding up placards which included “Dump Trump” and “Trump not welcome” last night.Thousands gather for anti-Trump marchThousands of anti-Trump protestors gathered outside the BBC in central London before marching down to the main rally in Trafalgar Square.Many say they took a day off work to attend the protest.Sarah Shirley, 49, who travelled down from Exeter with her 12-year-old daughter Rosa, said it was the first march she had attended since the Poll Tax. Demonstrators march along Regent Street in central London Credit:Bloomberg  A few Trump supporters were also interspersed among the crowd of several hundred surrounding the baby balloon in Parliament Square.Chris Hill, a company executive from Boston, said he had voted for Trump in the last election and will vote for him again. Protests continue in ScotlandLater on Friday Trump flew to Scotland where he is staying at his Trump Turnberry golf course.Protest are expected to continue into the weekend in Scotland, with one staged by Greenpeace almost as soon as he arrived in the country. Swooping within some few hundred yards of the president as he stood outside the golf course’s hotel, a paraglider with a banner message saying “Trump Well Below Par” flew above the resort on Friday evening. The Trump Baby blimp hovers next to the statue of former British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillCredit:AP A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight passes over Donald Trump’s resort in Turnberry, South AyrshireCredit: John Linton/PA At 9.30am this morning the ‘Trump Baby’ blimp was released next to the bronze statues of Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela for its agreed two-hour flight.The blimp, depicting Mr Trump as a whingeing nappy-clad baby clutching a mobile phone, was released ahead of planned rallies across the capital.  'Baby Trump'  Earlier, Mr Trump briefly joined the pantheon of greats to be immortalised in Parliament Square amid the whirlwind of protests, however the depiction of the president was less than flattering. Sarah Hejazifar, 34, a US citizen who lives in Colchester, came holding a placard and with her infant daughter Sophie strapped to her chest. “At what point did we say politicians have to be moral people?” he asked. “What he has done makes perfect sense.”Augustine Obodo, from Sidcup, attended in a Make America Great again cap and says he is the founder of an organisation called “Friends of Trump UK”.”This is a national disaster,” he said, pointing at the blimp. “This is not Trump, this is a mockery.”Trump Baby set to go on tourAt 11.30am – as agreed with the Mayor of London – protesters hauled back the orange blimp to Parliament Square prompting cheers and whoops from the crowd.The activists who organised the protest say they have already received requests from as far away as Australia to fly the baby again at forthcoming Presidential visits.The crowd of around 1,000 were good natured, with many attending their first ever protest, bringing their children in tow. “Our motivation is quite clearly mockery,” he said.”It is the only language Donald Trump understands.”Margaret Callanan, who works in public relations and lives in London had come to watch the baby with her children James, 4, and Sophie, 1.”It is horrendous,” she said of the president’s inflatable visage. “But wonderful to see it flying up over Parliament Square.”Americans ignore US embassy adviceDespite a warning issued by the US embassy for Americans to keep a low profile during the president’s visit, several were in the crowd. trump protest  The ‘Baby Trump’ balloon rises in Parliament SquareCredit:PA trump baby  Watch as @realDonaldTrump tries to hide from our message flying right over his head #resist #stoptrump pic.twitter.com/hINfBLpFoZ— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) July 13, 2018 “It is the most frightened I have been about politics in my entire life,” she said.Robert Gallagher, 64, of Palmers Green, attended with his 30-year-old daughter Sophie and held a placard reading: ‘London 1. Trump nil’.”Looking at all these people makes me proud of my city,” he said.Student Lucy Blackburn, 18, travelled down from Sheffield to attend the protest. She carried a placard reading: ‘This is the only instance I will say ‘go back to your country’. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thousands more people are expected in Edinburgh for a Carnival of Resistance in the Meadows area of the capital.Campaigners will also gather outside the Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, on Saturday, and it is predicted there could be further demonstrations at Turnberry.Despite saying a blimp depicting Mr Trump as a whingeing nappy-clad baby had made him feel unwelcome in London he is expected to be playing golf while Saturday’s protests take place. Ben Stewart, from the campaign group, said: “Theresa May should not have dignified Trump with a visit to the UK. The vast majority of British people are appalled by his words and deeds. He is, simply, the worst president ever. That’s why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par.” A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby in Parliament Square Credit:AFP read more

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Labour to back Englandled bid for 2030 World Cup

Labour would back an England-led bid to host the World Cup in 2030, the party’s deputy leader has said.Tom Watson said Labour supported putting a bid together for 2030 to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup football tournament.Speaking on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Mr Watson said: “I’ve been driving my kids crazy because I am old enough to remember Italia 90 when we got through to the semi-finals and the country was alive.”After a very difficult year, seeing the country united these last few weeks has been fantastic – and it seems to me you look at Premier League football, which is the best in the world, you look at our lower league football – which is really well run, the Football Foundation has made investments in grassroots football. England fans celebrate as England score the second of their two goals against Sweden England fans celebrate as England score the second of their two goals against SwedenCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe “It’s the national game, it can bring the country together, it can give us hope.”We were disappointed in 2018 when we did the World Cup bid, it seems to me that we should be bidding for the World Cup 2030.”That’s a few years off and we don’t know who’s going to be in government in a few years’ time. If we’re in government, I hope it’s one of the first things a Labour government does, which is work with our FA to try and put a World Cup bid together.”If the Conservatives are still in government, then we’d like to work with them to make sure that a bid is successful.”Mr Watson said that he “just wanted England to win”, adding: “I’m not that bothered about the final to be honest with you.”He later tweeted: “I have today announced Labour’s support for an England-led bid for the 2030 World Cup. Where better to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup than in the nation where football was born.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Gay headteacher wins discrimination case after primary school sacked him over sex

A gay headteacher has won a sex discrimination case against the primary school which sacked him for having sex with two 17-year-olds he met on the dating app Grindr.Matthew Aplin, 42, who was principal at Tywyn Primary School in Sandfields, West Glamorgan, was openly gay according to a new court ruling. But while police and his local authority bosses decided no criminal offence had been committed the school governors decided to dismiss him.He challenged their decision but in the end resigned, then claimed he was a victim of constructive dismissal and mounted an employment tribunal claim on the basis he was a victim of “unfair dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination.”Mr Aplin argued that what he had done was lawful and part of his private life and that the officer’s report and the management case were “biased and homophobic.”The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found that Mr Aplin would have been treated differently were he a heterosexual male having sex with two teenage girls, or a woman and two teenage boys.The ruling states: “In considering whether there had been discrimination of the basis of sexual orientation, the ET constructed two hypothetical heterosexual comparators in Mr Aplin’s position, one being a man who had had sex with two 17 year old females and the other a woman who had had sex with two 17 year old males)… the failings were so substantial and wide ranging as to allow an inference to be drawn that there was a ‘particular reason’ for them which would not have applied to the hypothetical comparators in Mr Aplin’s position”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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QUIZ How posh are you

first_imgDO POSH PEOPLE realise that they’re posh? While the frequency of poshness has probably decreased in Ireland these days, posh is a lifestyle, not something that can be purchased.This simple quiz will help you figure out if you’re ritzy or roughing it.You’re welcome.1. Who cuts your grass?A) You do.B) Your gardener.C) Grass? It’s all landscaped dahling. Source: Landscape Design Advisor2. Where do you do the weekly shop?A) Lidl or Aldi.B) Supervalu or Superquinn (RIP).C) Fallon & Byrne, Donnybrook Fair, Manning’s Emporium, Mortons, McCambridges. Basically anywhere where you can get artisan cheese and antipasti. Source: Kristian Lindqvist3. How many toilets are in your house?A) Just the one. In the garage.B) Two. One up, one down.C) Two proper sized bathrooms, four en-suites. Source: Neil T4. When was the last time your windows were washed?A) I have absolutely no recollection.B) A few months ago, when the window cleaner stopped by.C) Yesterday, we’re not animals. Source: andrewmalone5. Do you have ‘ornaments’ in the garden?A) I don’t have a garden.B) Just one or two gas cartoon gnomes.C) Does the fountain count? Source: Bubblegardenfurniture6. What’s your opinion on coffee?A) I do enjoy an instant cup of coffee drink.B) I get lattes and fancy coffees with the milk and stuff.C) I have a nespresso machine on the breakfast bar. Source: Jun Seita7. How many cars are in the driveway?A) None. Bike for me, bitta exercise.B) One.C) Three, all restored vintage. Source: Dixonsweddingcars8. What resembles your surname the most?A) SmithB) CrowleyC) Lawlor-White Source: Thebabycliff9. What pets do you own?A) A cat/dog.B) None.C) A pony. Source: Jim Linwood10. Which magazine is most likely to be found in your home?A) The RTE GuideB) VIP for the weddinsC) Social & Personal Source: Facebook/Social & Personal11. What brand of water do you drink?A) Eau de tap.B) Ballygowan.C) San Pellegrino. Source: Tripadvisor12. How many knives go on the dinner table?A) Huh?B) One, of course.C) Four. Source: WikicommonsCalculate your score:Give yourself 5 points for every A, 10 points for every B and 15 points for every C.It’s the moment of truth. How did you do?60-100 points:You’re not posh, in fact, you’re just an average Joe.You hold no pretensions and probably eat your dinner in the living room, use the same towel as your guests and buy second hand furniture without the purpose of being trendy.Go you, you’re the salt of the earth, you.100-140 points:You’re borderline posh. Your mother sometimes embarrassingly refers to something you’ve done as ‘swanky’, but you’re not so posh that other people would notice.You like a packet of gourmet crisps every now and again and you might play rugby or hockey but head to the local after.Everyone loves you because we can leave our shoes on in your house, cheers.140-180 points:You’re really posh. Like, really. Opulence is your middle name. You’ve probably been to a regatta and actually know what that means.You’re mostly likely reading this on an iPad after a hard day at ‘the stables’ and traipsing over your gravelled driveway.You probably go to those nightclubs with bottle service and wear designer clothes that don’t display any logos.You ARE the Joneses.h/t BuzzfeedQUIZ: Are you a closet hipster?>QUIZ: Are you a chocolate expert?>last_img read more

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Alex Meret injury not so bad to keep him from playing

first_imgAlex Meret’s agent is confident the Napoli goalkeeper may be ready to play against Lazio on the first day as “the injury was less severe than it could have been.”Meret broke a bone in his arm during the first training session of pre-season, and there was fear whether or not he would be able to continue playing.“It wasn’t the best start, certainly not what we’d have hoped for,” Federico Pastorello admitted via Football Italia.“Unfortunately these things happen, it’s a shame because it was a preventable thing. Sadly the exuberance of a young striker caused this injury, but these things happen.“Theoretically he could be available for the first league game, the injury was less serious than it could have been.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“He’s already started a whole series of workouts, even with the cast, he’s only lost 15 days and has been working consistently.“He’s champing at the bit to be there [for the first game of the season], then obviously it’s up to the Coach [Carlo Ancelotti] to decide.“If he thinks it would be more appropriate not to risk him then there will be no problems.“We chose Napoli because they were the club that wanted him most, it’s a long-term project so it’s not like the first game will change that scenario.”last_img read more

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South Caicos resort investors filing petition to get money back

first_img State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Education Minister comments on Natl Scholars law suit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 May 2015 – Investors in the Caicos Beach Resort & Marina have eleven days to join in a lawsuit; reportedly fed up with the development which has been trying to take off since 1995. TCI News Now and the Turks and Caicos Weekly News both carry a report and Magnetic Media has since received information that confirms that there is a petition being built to be presented to the US Federal Court. Our source reported: “I have been advised to create a petition for the Florida US Attorney General signed by each investor with their personal contact information, copies of their contract, copies of deposits and wiring information. These are required to serve as factual evidence against the Developer of the Caicos Beach Resort, Patti and Brian Rahl and any other individuals who acted as the accomplices.” We’ve been told that this is a necessary step to launch criminal proceedings. Several governments are set to get the petition which closes on May 15, including the Turks & Caicos, St. Kitts & Nevis, Brazil, USA, UK, Canada and Germany. The US will be the lead prosecutor. The Rahls are Florida attorneys, who are said to have inherited the besieged property which had been waiting on the South Caicos airport development, in recent years. According to reports, it is an agreement allegedly shrouded in shady deals dating back to the 1990s and which have caught the attention of the Civil Recovery Team and the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team led by Helen Garlick. It seems this project is bust despite major announcements by the PNP Administration that the South Caicos Beach Resort would open late 2014; investors in this case are most simply put asking for their monies back which is said to be as much as $37 million. This is ongoing while ScotiaBank, last week, began auctioning the property to recoup a reported $18 million loan. Related Items:caicos beach & marina, lawsuit, south caicos Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigate Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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PDM Government at the helm 13 Years since leading JAGS day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#JAGSDay#MemorialDay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 26th 2017: For the first time in 13 years the PDM Party will commemorate National Heroes Day as the Government of the day and lead the memorial service of the Most Excellent JAGS McCartney, who is founder of their party.  The country’s only National Hero, will be remembered in the annual service held in Grand Turk at the memorial site this Monday, which is also a public holiday.A rush to complete a spruce up of the memorial site were on this past week, with new roadway graded and soon to be paved, a cleaner premises now that overgrown bush and debris are gone and refurbishment to the National Memorial Park itself should enhance the celebration. The service on Monday morning is tradition, and is a solemn reminder of the man who fought for Turks and Caicos Islanders to play a larger role in the governance of the nation.James Alexander George Smith McCartney died in 1980 in a plane crash over New Jersey, USA as the first Chief Minister of the TCI.  McCartney, who was just 34 years old at the time of the crash, was into the fourth year of his tenure when he died; among his accomplishments was entering into a dramatic stand-off at the Junkanoo Club with the British which brought about a new constitution and more power to the Turks and Caicos people.  There is no word on who will be the speaker at this year’s ceremony, which is always punctuated by a wreath laying ceremony.Later on Monday, taxi drivers in Providenciales will hold their annual motorcade to honour JAGS.  It gets started at the down town ball park.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

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Rafael van der Vaart announces retirement from professional football

first_imgRafael van der Vaart has called on time on his 18-year playing career amid injury problemsThe 35-year-old midfielder decided to leave Danish side Esbjerg fB after sustaining a training-ground injury.Despite only having joined in August, Van der Vaart refused to be on the club’s payroll for the year while injured.Now the Dutchman has decided to end an impressive career that has seen him play for the likes of Ajax, Hamburg, Real Madrid and Tottenham.“I just have to stop now. I am not here to rehabilitate, but to play football,” Van der Vaart told De Telegraaf.“The fun will be different and that’s what I want to be. I wanted to become a football grandpa, but unfortunately, that is not the case.“At this moment I can only be grateful for all the years I was allowed to play football.“All those players, staff and fans, from the ArenA, the Volksparkstadion, White Hart Lane to the Bernabeu, I just have warm feelings about it. It was a great time.”Across five countries, Van der Vaart managed 175 goals and 116 assists in a total of 546 career matches.However, his illustrious career came to a subdued end after struggling for game time at Real Betis, FC Midtjylland and Esbjerg.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I won prizes and played in championships, both with my clubs, the Dutch national team and individually,” said Van der Vaart.“In all those years I have been able to play football with and against so many great players in the most beautiful stadiums.“I had never dared to dream of that as a young boy.”Notable honours of Van der Vaart’s club career are the winning the Eredivisie with Ajax twice and winning the Supercopa de España with Real in 2008.Van der Vaart also finished as runner-up in the 2010 World Cup with the Netherlands.At international level, he managed 25 goals and 23 assists in 109 games.I ended my international career after 109 games, but these guys just keep going… Such a nice gesture of @onsoranje to honour the supporters who’ve attended over 100, 200 or even 300 games. Thanks for everything! 👏🧡🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/Z209k9BJWi— Rafael van der Vaart (@rafvdvaart) October 25, 2018last_img read more

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Burglar breaks into NW MiamiDade home via AC unit

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a crook who was caught on surveillance sneaking through an air conditioning unit to break into a Northwest Miami-Dade home.The victims returned to the home along 104th Street and 19th Avenue to find their belongings missing.Police said the subject fled the scene in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix.The break-in happened just before noon Friday, Aug. 4.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Fatima Sana Shaikh on being sexually harassed I am dealing with it

first_imgFatima Sana Shaikh talks about beings sexually harassed.InstagramIn the wake of #MeToo movement in India, several Bollywood actresses have till date opened up about being sexually harassed at some point of time. Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh recently revealed that she also had faced sexual harassment, but refused to divulge much details.Fatima said that she is trying to deal with the situation, and does not want to be judged for not sharing her #MeToo story.”I don’t want to expose that side of my life… I’m dealing with it, speaking to people I’m close to. Just like I won’t judge those who want to share their horror stories, I expect not to be judged for not sharing mine,” she told Mumbai Mirror when asked if she ever faced any form of sexual harassment.The Thugs of Hindostan actress further said that the #MeToo movement in India has created a sense of fear among the perpetrators, and the scenario is changing now.”Now sexual predators are scared of being shamed in public and shunned by the industry. For so many years we had normalised assault to such an extent that women had come to accept abuse as something that was normal,” she added.The #MeToo movement had brought several big names from the industry under the scanner. People like Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher, Vikas Bahl, Nana Patekar among many others were accused of sexually harassing women. Fatima Sana ShaikhInstagramAfter a successful debut in Dangal, Fatima was last seen in Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan. Although it was one of the big movies of 2018 and was highly anticipated, TOH had bombed at the box office.Like the other cast, Fatima was also very disheartened by the failure of TOH, but said that she doesn’t regret being part of such a big project.last_img read more

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New Islamic coalitions seeking stakes in power politics

first_imgThe political parties that do politics based on Islam as a religion are making alliance one after another ahead of the general elections to find certain share in future power politics.Such forces are active to form alliance with ruling Bangladesh Awami League, major opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and even with Ershad’s Jatiya Party to assert their position before the pre-polls.The ones which are part of such alignment process, are mostly tilted to joining the ruling AL.The latest of such coalition is Islamic Democratic Alliance (IDA), which was formed on Saturday.Its objective, as announced at a press conference, is “to strengthen the grand alliance under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership and to gather public support for her in the next general elections.”“Formation of such coalition is a positive step in politics. This may help make the election transparent. Major political parties will also feel certain pressure,” said president of Jamiat ul-Ulama, Farid Uddin Masud.He, however, pointed out that some smaller parties that have no grassroots base to be optimistic about the election victory are trying to ride on others to make electoral gains.Fifteen parties that are components of the IDA are not either registered with the election commission.The chief of the coalition, Misbahur Rahman, also chairman of Bangladesh Islami Oikya Jote, is an old ally of the Awami League. MA Awal is another leader who is a former secretary general of the pro-AL Bangladesh Tarikar Federation.IDA secretary general Nurul Islam Khan told the media that they have been with the AL during the movement or any crisis since 2005.Asked why such a coalition is formed before the elections, Misbahur Rahman said, “We have been working alongside the Awami League for a long time. We are no fair-weather friends.”Also, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad recently forged an alliance with a 34-party coalition, Sammilita Islami Mahajote (Combined Islamic Grand Alliance). He signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Khelafat Majlis founded by Shaikul Hadith Allama Azizul Haque on 11 August.Two-three parties including Islami Andolan Bangladesh of the peer of Char Monai and Islami Oikya Jote of late Fazlul Haque Amini are yet to make their position clear on whether they would form any alliance.The smaller allies often emerge during the elections to secure certain position in power politics, said the secretary general of Islami Andolan, Maulana Yunus Ahmad. “They never sustain in the long run.”Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Bangladesh vice-president, Abdur Rab Yusufi, claimed that ruling AL was backing such a coalition to prove that it had the support of Islamic scholars, “The allies will be of no use if the election is held on an even field,” he added.Given the common perception that Islamic parties favour the BNP, the AL and its ally JaPa are targeting the ‘Islamic vote bank’ to make sure that the number of such votes in favour of the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami alliance comes down. Building relations with top leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam is believed to be part of that strategy.Since the rise of the Qawmi madrasa-based Hefazat-e-Islam in 2013, the Awami League is keeping in touch with Islamic parties and persons. It has also increased grants to mosques and madrasas.On 11 September, the meeting of the executive committee of the National Economic Council approved a project worth around Tk 59.19 billion for the construction of six madrasas in each constituency of the members of parliament.*The report, published in print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakatlast_img read more

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Mother daughter killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA woman and her seven-year-old daughter were killed as a bus rammed a motorbike on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Mallikpara of Sonargaon upazila on Thursday night, reports UNB.The deceased are Sanjida Begum, 26, and her daughter Jannat, 7, hailing from Darikandi in the upazila.The Dhaka-bound bus hit the motorbike around 8:30pm, leaving the duo dead on the spot, said Abdul Quium, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj highway police station.Sanjida’s husband Jashim Uddin who was driving the bike was severely injured in the accident.Jashim was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital, he added.last_img read more

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Weapons reveal how Ötzi the 5300yearold ice mummy lived

first_imgÖtzi – a mummified corpse – was discovered in 1991 as the ice receded in the Ötztal Alps, hence his nickname. The body was originally believed to be that of a mountaineer who had recently died, or even that of an Italian soldier from the First World War.However, when archeologist Konrad Spindler, at the University of Innsbruck, examined it and a number of objects found with the body, he found it to be “about four thousand years old,” based on one of the axes that was found among Ötzi’s belongings.Naturalistic reconstruction of Ötzi – South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (2011). Photo by Thilo Parg CC BY SA 3.0Almost immediately the body drew much attention. For starters, it was incredibly well preserved.The ice pocket into which Ötzi had fallen was so protective that it kept his brain, internal organs, some hair and one of his eyeballs completely intact.The Ötzi memorial near Tisenjoch.Since its discovery, Ötzi has been thoroughly measured, analyzed, examined, x-rayed, and dated. When he was briefly “thawed out” in 2010, scientists were even able to retrieve some red blood cells – the oldest ever identified.Remarkably, during all this intensive investigation of whom he was, scientists realized, thanks to a rare mutation known as G-L91, that Ötzi has living relatives in Austria’s Tyrol region. Cousins, only 10,000 to 12,000 years apart.Iceman’s copper axe from Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum. Photo by АлександрЛаптев CC BY SA 4.0It was also discovered that this 46-year-old man had a number of health issues, including gallstones, worn joints, a growth on his foot, as well as worms and possibly Lyme disease. However, this was not what killed him. He was murdered.Ötzi was found with a wound in his shoulder, as well as a head contusion. He had deep cuts on his hands, and the arrow flinthead had lodged in his shoulder (it was found in 2001), severing a major artery and causing him to quickly bleed to death.Reconstruction of Ötzi’s knife and scabbard. Photo by Archaoutor CC BY SA 4.0Scientists noticed a clotting chemical that shows up in human blood after a wound is inflicted, but disappears quickly as well. However, the fact that it was found in Ötzi implies that he died shortly after receiving the wound.Disturbing occasions when ancient Egyptian curses seemed to come trueIn addition to the arrow wound, when he was examined by a CAT scan in 2013, researchers found a contusion at the back of his head, but they weren’t sure if it was caused by a fall after being hit by the arrow, or from another weapon.Otzi arrowhead. Photo by Ursula Wierer CC BY 4.0The cut on his right hand had not yet healed, indicating that he may have been in a fight a few hours or even days prior to being shot with the arrow.Scientists have determined recently that Ötzi was right-handed, and being injured would have made it harder for him to prepare or hold his weapons to defend himself from further attack. This may explain why the bows and arrows that were found with the body were not yet finished.A replica of Ötzi’s copper axe. Photo by Bullenwachter CC BY 3.0While the arrow would have caused massive bleeding, researchers found that the shaft had been removed before Ötzi died. What is more, the undigested meal of bread, sloes, and deer found in his stomach suggests that Ötzi was ambushed.Reconstruction of a neolithic birch bark vessel found with Ötzi. Photo by Xenophon CC BY SA 3.0As much as we know about Ötzi, one thing about his death remains a mystery: motive. Ötzi was likely on the run from someone, or several people, but who or why we will never know.It wasn’t a robbery – a valuable copper ax was found with the body. DNA analyses performed in the last few years have revealed blood from at least four other people on Ötzi’s equipment, including his knife, two samples on an arrowhead, and his coat.Otzi the Iceman. Photo by Thilo Parg CC BY SA 3.0Researchers have interpreted that perhaps he carried a wounded comrade over his shoulder, hence the blood on his coat, and he may have killed two people with the same arrow. Was his death revenge for theirs?A shoe as worn in prehistoric times, BATA shoe museum – modern reproduction. Photo by Sheila Thomson CC BY 2.0In 2011, researchers used 3D images of the preserved remains to recreate an incredibly lifelike reconstruction of Ötzi’s face. Since then, his entire body has been reconstructed.Related story from us: 1st century A.D. mosaics and paintings buried under volcano damage now being revealed and restored with X-ray technologyHe was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighed around 110 pounds (50 kilograms). With brown hair, deep-set eyes, and a long nose, he has even been said to resemble Harvy Keitel. Ötzi has been on display since 1998 at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.Patricia Grimshaw is a self-professed museum nerd, with an equal interest in both medieval and military history. She received a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University in Medieval History, and an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and completed a Master of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto before beginning her museum career. She has lived and traveled all over Canada and Europe.last_img read more

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Lee Wardlow to Lead Loan Servicing at BOK Financial Mortgage

first_img Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Mortgage, a division of BOK Financial, has named mortgage veteran Lee Wardlow to lead the company’s loan servicing business. Wardlow most recently served 15 years in a mortgage servicing leadership role at Bank of America in Dallas. Wardlow brings more than 25 years of mortgage servicing industry experience to BOK Financial Mortgage the company said in a statement. His diverse experience includes leading mortgage servicing operations, subservicing, servicing transfers, strategic portfolio management, and transaction management. Prior to Bank of America, Wardlow developed subservicing for various industry participants.“Lee has a strong history of leading multiple servicing streams like ours while ensuring quality for clients is met,” said Glenn Brunker, president of BOK Financial Mortgage. “His demonstrated leadership for some of the country’s largest mortgage companies makes him an excellent addition to our team and I’m eager to watch him apply his extensive industry expertise for the continued growth of the bank.”Based in Dallas, Wardlow will lead all mortgage servicing functions for BOK Financial Mortgage including servicing, non-performing servicing, servicing administration, cash and investor accounting. BOK Financial loan servicing mortgage servicing Servicing Strategic Portfolio Management subservicing 2018-03-04 Radhika Ojha in News, Servicing March 4, 2018 653 Views center_img Share Lee Wardlow to Lead Loan Servicing at BOK Financial Mortgagelast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Guests at an event held

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterGuests at an event held in Sydney on Friday received a glimpse of the luxury suits to be offered onboard Seabourn’s new expedition ships. Renderings of the Wintergarden, Signature and Owners Suites were revealed, showing Seabourn’s continuing commitment to prestige cruise experiences.Seabourn Venture and its soon-to-be-named sister ship are set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022.The luxury cruise company showed guests what they can expect from its expedition fleet when they released renderings of the public spaces – including the Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center, Landing Zone and Atrium – at the event.The two-story, 130 square-metre Grand Wintergarden suite represents a brand new suite layout for Seabourn. The expansive apartment-style suite stretches over two decks and is located midship. Two suites in this category are available on Seabourn Venture. A generous lower-level living area is large enough for entertaining with a dining table for four, a separate guest bath, and a pantry with wet bar, a second bedroom and a bathroom with separate tub and shower.A sculptured staircase leading to the upper level takes guests to the master bedroom with a queen-sized Duxiana Axion 15 adjustable high-performance sleep system positioned to face expansive windows, allowing guests to soak in the abundant scenery and vistas beyond. Guests will find a separate walk-in closet adjacent to the five-piece bathroom complete with a whirlpool spa tub and separate shower.Seabourn expedition ships – Wintergarden Suite BedroomThe entertainment experience in the Wintergarden suite features a high-end Bang & Olufsen Beolab 5 speaker system and Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth headphones for guest use onboard.The 97 square-metre Wintergarden Suite includes the same features as the Grand Wintergarden without the additional bedroom and full bathroom on the lower level.Seabourn expedition ships – Signature Suite Living RoomTwo 128 square-metre Signature Suites will be located at the stern on Deck 8. Each features a foyer entry opening to an inviting living area with a high-definition TV, dining table for four, guest bath, and pantry with wet bar. The separate bedroom features a queen-sized bed, makeup vanity, generous closet space and a glass door that leads to a large curved veranda with its own canopied whirlpool spa tub, sun loungers, sofa and chairs. A five-piece bathroom with a separate shower and tub rounds out the suite.Located towards the bow on Deck 7, each of the two 45 square-metre Owners Suites on Seabourn Venture offers commanding views of the ship’s course. The suites embrace expedition travellers in a comfortable living area with high-definition TV, writing desk, and dining table for two, perfect for meals in-suite at any time of day. A glass door leads to a curved veranda with sun loungers and a table for four. The separate bedroom, which has a queen-sized bed, includes its own high-definition TV, a large window, makeup vanity and a walk-in closet. The five-piece bathroom is designed with multiple doors to create a half-bath and also features a separate shower and bathtub.Seabourn expedition ships – Signature Suite BedroomSeabourn President Richard Meadows said each of the suites offers a “warm, welcoming environment and features thoughtful design touches that create subtle memories of the experience on their own”.Materials used include parchment-inspired wall panels, wood, stone and bronze fittings in the bathrooms. Each suite will also have a built-in heated jacket wardrobe and several pieces from the custom furniture collection created for the expedition ships by Adam D. Tihany’s product design arm. The collection is highlighted by crafted details such as wood frames, exposed rivet details and bronze inlays.“After a full day of activity, perhaps off the ship with our expedition team taking in nature’s splendour, guest suites will be the perfect place to rest or relax before the evening’s insightful recap or the next big adventure.”All Suites on Seabourn Venture and her sister ship include amenities such as a personal suite stewardess, walk-in closets, interactive entertainment and use of Swarovski binoculars.Premium Suite amenities also include complimentary private car airport transfer and internet service, in-suite bar setup, a welcome bouquet of fresh flowers on embarkation, fresh fruits and daily newspaper.More details about public spaces and suites on the new expedition ships will continue to be revealed in the coming months. Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in mid-2019.Lead image: The Wintergarden Suite – Living RoomGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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