OBC cuts MCLR up to 10 bps

first_imgNew Delhi: Oriental Bank of Commerce on Thursday announced a cut of up to 10 basis points in the marginal cost of funds based lending rates (MCLR) for various tenors. The benchmark one-year MCLR is now 8.55 per cent, down by 0.10 percentage point from earlier rate. Most of the consumer loans such as personal, auto and home are priced on the basis of the one-year MCLR. The MCLR for other tenors, overnight to up to six-month, will be lower by 0.05-0.10 percentage point. The new MCLR of OBC will come to effect from August 10.last_img read more

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State project to end child labour in districts

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has taken up a unique project to convert one school in each district to a residential school where, children engaged in hazardous jobs, can be rehabilitated.It also aims to conduct a detailed survey to identify children engaged in hazardous jobs. One of the main purposes of the scheme is to ensure that no child is deployed in hazardous jobs and they can be given a better environment so that these children can avail food, shelter, clothes and medical care. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe state government also intends to provide educational and vocational training to the children coming to various residential schools in the state. State Labour department which is supposed to look after the residential schools in the district has proposed a budgetary allocation of Rs 53 lakh in 2019-2020 financial year for the smooth running of the schools. The department had initiated the process of converting a school from each district to a residential one in the previous financial year. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe principal objective was to carry out a survey and identify the pockets where child labourers are introduced in different hazardous occupations. In order to prohibit children below 14 years from working in any hazardous jobs and maintain surveillance on the deployment of child labourer in hazardous industries, the Labour department has started the process of regulating working conditions of adolescents in respect of the nature of works. The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2016 has already come into force. The Labour department published notification for converting one school from each district to residential school. The state government will bear the entire cost of the scheme. According to the Labour department sources, residential schools have already made operational in the districts like North Dinajpur, Nadia, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Bankura, West Midnapore. Many other districts are in the process of opening residential schools to eliminate child labour. It may be mentioned here that the state government in the last year allotted Rs 35.49 lakh for introducing residential schools in the districts and the proposed budgetary allocation is much higher in the current financial year. It may be mentioned Bengal allegedly had a high incidence of employing child labour in hazardous industries during the previous Left Front government but the scenario has improved after the Mamata Banerjee government came to power. It is also learnt from the sources that Bengal’s position is relatively better than various other states in the country where the proportion of children engaged as principal workers or subsidiary workers is alarmingly high.last_img read more

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UK Praises Moroccos Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara

Rabat- The UK’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, has saluted Morocco’s efforts to find a fair solution to the Western Sahara issue.Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met Johnson in the first strategic dialogue between Morocco and the UK on Thursday in London.Johnson deemed Morocco’s approach to the Western Sahara conflict “serious and credible,” joining the list of several countries that expressed the same view, such as Mali, Chile, France, Azerbaijan, and the US, in addition to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Morocco has proposed an autonomy plan which seeks to find a fair solution to the issue of Western Sahara.According to Bourita, the Sahara region is part of the kingdom’s ongoing efforts to build a democratic and modern society based on the rule of law; individual, collective, and economic freedoms; and social development.During the meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed terrorism, trade and investment potential, culture, and sports. The meeting was attended by senior officials of both countries.The first Morocco-UK strategic dialogue aimed to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two kingdoms on a cultural, educational, economic, and political level. read more

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Insider QA American Addiction Centers CEO talks treatment

WASHINGTON — The tools for treating drug addiction are there — they just aren’t reaching most of the people who need them.That’s the conclusion reached by the National Academies in a report last month on the opioid epidemic: only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Americans addicted to opioids — including heroin, fetanyl and prescription painkillers — receive medications proven to help manage their condition.It’s a predicament long recognized by addiction specialists. Just 38 per cent of U.S. counties have a clinic for treating addiction to drugs, alcohol and other substances, according to federal figures.Michael Cartwright, CEO of American Addiction Centers, discussed the barriers to addiction treatment and the importance of evidence-based standards within his industry in an interview with the Associated Press. His company, which operates more than 25 facilities in the U.S., became the first company solely dedicated to substance abuse to go public in 2015. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.Q: Why does the U.S. have this gap in addiction treatment?A: We give very little formal education to physicians, nurses in school or in college getting their degrees, on the disease of addiction. They don’t get very much information. So how would they know to use MAT (medication-assisted treatment) when someone shows up their doorstep? Until we start educating health care providers, it’s going to be hard to get more access for folks at the primary care clinic or wherever they show up for health care services.We ought to be competent to have those discussions to the point that they know how to treat it. And to be clear, MAT isn’t the panacea. It’s a good tool in your toolbox.Q: One of the most effective drugs for treating opioid addiction is buprenorphine, but most experts say it’s underused. What’s the role of buprenorphine and similar drugs in your network?A: Everybody is very excited about buprenorphine. It’s been around for 20 years and we’ve been using buprenorphine for 20 years in our clinics. I think what we’re trying to do as a company is to say, “What are the best practices out there and then how do we adopt them?” We shouldn’t be treating someone in a detox setting any different at our clinic than somebody who goes to a clinic down the road.We look to (American Society of Addiction Medicine) guidelines, we look to research articles that have been done to see if there’s any new ways to treat the disease. My whole reason for going public was that I wanted to be able to create an organization and an environment where we had the best of the best when it comes to research and understanding the best way to treat the disease.Q: What should the role of research and evidence be in evaluating addiction treatment?A: Our whole industry should be trying to measure outcomes. But we are underfunding this disease in the United States in a big way. We don’t have enough research dollars going out to Harvard and UCLA and MIT and everybody else to look at the disease and find out the best way to treat it.A true outcome study would be where you are following patients from intake, to 30 days post-treatment, three months post-treatment, six months post-treatment and find out if they reduced their use patterns or if they’ve gone back to work and reduced their other health care problems. Are you seeing improvements in that patient getting better?You’re never going to cure this disease. But it’s a lifestyle change that the individual has to adhere to and as long as they adhere to that program they’re gonna have a much better quality of life.Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press read more

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Sri Lankans not affected by earthquake in Iran Iraq

“The Missions remain alert and in contact with local authorities,” the Foreign Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lankans have not been affected by the deadly earthquake in Iran and Iraq, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.According to the Foreign Ministry, the Sri Lanka Missions in Tehran and Baghdad have confirmed that no Sri Lankans are reported as affected by the earthquake in Iran-Iraq.

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Pipeline operator Enbridge tops expectations with profit of 19 billion

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. topped expectations as it reported a first-quarter profit of $1.89 billion.The pipeline company says the profit amounted to 94 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31.The result was up from $445 million or 26 cents per share a year ago when the company was hit by a number of one-time charges.On an adjusted basis, Enbridge says it earned $1.64 billion or 81 cents per share in its most recent quarter, up from $1.38 billion or 82 cents per share a year ago when it had fewer shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 72 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The results came as chief executive Al Monaco said the company’s systems were running well and near capacity.Related Stories:One of Canada’s largest pension funds forgot to disclose $2.46 billion in Canadian holdings to the SEC — and it’s not the first timeWeak oil prices hit Exxon’s third-quarter earnings -filingMicrosoft approves $40 bln share repurchase program“We’re very pleased with our strong start to 2019,” Monaco said in a statement.“In fact, we hit record throughput levels this quarter on the Liquids Mainline System. In addition, our gas transmission systems were in high demand given the colder weather we experienced in our franchises this winter, and the Ontario gas utility business hit record dispatch days in January and February.” read more

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Sierra Leone UN envoy witnesses start of disarmament effort

UNAMSIL chief Oluyemi Adeniji observed the disarmament in Kambia, where there are an estimated 1,000 RUF and 300 CDF combatants, and in Port Loko, where another 700 CDF fighters are located, a UN spokesman said today.Meanwhile, the UN Mission has established a permanent patrol presence in the heart of RUF-held territory in Koidu, in the Kono district in the eastern part of the country. Some 250 Bangladeshi peacekeepers were deployed there on Wednesday, UNAMSIL said.The UN Mission was established by the Security Council on 22 October 1999 to cooperate with the Government and the other parties in implementing the Lomé Peace Agreement and to assist in the implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration plan. UNAMSIL’s mandate and size have been subsequently revised by the Council. read more

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Chief of UN weapons inspectors to stop in France and Cyprus en

Hans Blix, the Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), will leave New York tomorrow evening for Paris, where he will meet with French government officials. Mr. Blix is expected to be in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Sunday, when he will meet with Mohammed ElBaradei, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and gather the advance team, comprised of some 30 people.They will then travel to Iraq as scheduled on Monday.In another development, the UN today released the text of a six-page letter from Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the return of weapons inspectors to the country, as demanded by Security Council resolution 1441. read more

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UN agency helps Afghanistan clear locusts from agricultural areas

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped Afghanistan clear locusts from cultivated areas in the agriculture-dependent country, where an explosion in numbers of the crop-devouring insects of plague proportions four years ago has posed a clear and present danger. “The extent of the infested area has been greatly reduced and the main cultivated areas have now been cleared,” FAO Locust Control Coordinator for Afghanistan Andrew Harvey told a news briefing at the agency’s Rome headquarters today. The only areas where locusts successfully laid eggs this year were in remote desert areas, he said. While some control will be necessary in 2006 to prevent reinvasion of cultivated areas, it will not need to be extensive as the country’s locust population has been drastically reduced from 2002 levels, he added. Locusts are a perennial pest in Afghanistan where the vast explosion of their numbers in 2000/2001 posed a very real threat in a country for which agriculture provides more than 51 per cent of the gross domestic product and employs over 80 per cent of the labour force. Since 2002, FAO has assisted in yearly anti-locust campaigns, involving not only control operations but also training and capacity-building. FAO has provided equipment, pesticides, logistical and coordination support along with training, while manpower has been supplied by local communities under a traditional system of communal work called hasher. read more

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UN welcomes historic guilty verdict against Radovan Karadžić

The ICTY acquitted him of the charge of genocide in other municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. Mr. Zeid has a personal connection to the trial, having served in the UN Protection Force in the Former Yugoslavia between1994 and 1996. In his statement, Mr. Zeid said the verdict stripped away the pretence that Mr. Karadžićs actions were anything more than political manipulation, and exposes him as “the architect of destruction and murder on a massive scale.” “It is time now to ensure that his poisonous legacy does not continue to burden the people of the former Yugoslavia with deeply-felt grievances, secrecy and lies,” he stressed. He added that the trial should give pause to leader in Europe and elsewhere who seek to exploit nationalist sentiments and scapegoat minorities for broader social ills. “Speech that incites hatred, discrimination and violence is an inflammable force,” he said. “In the countries of the former Yugoslavia, we saw the terrible bloodshed that can result.” Following the announcement of the verdict, ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said: For two decades now, the victims have put their trust in us to deliver [justice]. Thousands came here to tell their stories and courageously confront their tormentors. Today, with this conviction, that trust has been honoured. Justice has been done.” He went on to stress that the truth established by this judgment will stand against continuing attempts at denying the suffering of thousands and the crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia. “Moments like this should also remind us that in innumerable conflicts around the world today, millions of victims are now waiting for their own justice. This judgment shows that it is possible to deliver it,” he said.Also today, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Under-Secretary General Zainab Hawa Bangura, spoke in favour of the conviction. Having met with Bosnian women during a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Under-Secretary-General noted their concerns as the perpetrators still walk amongst them.“We must support these survivors in ensuring that all perpetrators are held to account,” she said, stressing the importance of international courts in helping to convert longstanding cultures of impunity for sexual violence into cultures of deterrence. The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, also stressed that today’s verdict is not only about justice for the past but is also about the future. “Accountability constitutes a critical component of prevention and also an important step along the path to national post-crisis reconciliation,” Mr. Dieng said. He added that “this verdict will assist the entire region to think about what happened, learn the lessons of the past and chart a future that fully acknowledges the past.” Calling today “historic” for the people of former Yugoslavia and for international criminal justice, United nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed support for the victims who suffered under former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, following his guilty verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). “Fugitives cannot outrun the international community’s collective resolve to make sure that they face justice according to the law,” Mr. Ban said through his spokesperson. In a separate statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, welcomed the verdict calling it “hugely significant.” “His judgment is symbolically powerful – above all for the victims of the crimes committed during the wars in Bosnia-Herzegovina and across the former Yugoslavia, but also for victims across the world,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a statement from his Office (OHCHR). Mr. Zeid added that while the verdict might be appealed, it shows “no matter how powerful they are, no matter how untouchable they imagine themselves to be, no matter what continent they inhabit, the perpetrators of such crimes must know that they will not escape justice.” Mr. Karadžić, who had been the President of the self-styled Bosnian Serb Republic, was convicted of genocide in the area of Srebrenica in 1995, of persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts (forcible transfer), terror, unlawful attacks on civilians and hostage-taking. read more

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Dramatic rise in Central African Republic violence happening out of media eyes

“The past year, and especially the last quarter, has seen a dramatic increase in violence,” Donaig Le Du, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), told reporters at the regular press briefing in Geneva. “There are now an estimated 600,000 internally displaced people, up from 440,000 at the end of April – a big increase in the past 2-3 months,” she continued, pointing out that 600,000 was the April 2014 count, right after the peak of the crisis. “And there are still 480,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring countries. So out of an estimated population of a little over five million, one in five is either a refugee or displaced, half of them children,” Ms. Le Du added. UNICEF noted that as the country spirals into violence, Bangui, the capital, is quiet. “The roads are bad, and with the rainy season and insecurity, it becomes nearly impossible to travel. There is limited cell phone coverage,” the spokesperson explained. She gave the example of six Red Cross volunteers whose deaths were not reported until after took two weeks after they were killed in Gambo earlier this month. Two-thirds of the country is controlled by armed groupsBeyond Bangui, two-thirds of the country is controlled by armed groups. “In the cities and villages that were recently affected by violence, that means that schools are closed. That teachers don’t dare to go to schools. Several NGOs [non-governmental organizations] have retreated, which means no health care. Supplies are looted – at one health centre, solar panels were stolen from solar fridges for example, which means no immunizations,” Ms. Le Du elaborated. Horrendous reports on children’s rights violations have surfaced over the past months and weeks. “Precise numbers are impossible to know but we know for a fact that children have been killed; there have been incidents of sexual violence, and that recruitment into armed groups is happening. But there are less direct violations with lasting consequences – having to flee or take refuge in the bush; having no education or health care, she said. One specificity of the CAR conflict shows little fighting between armed groups, which instead attack civilians on the other side and increasingly target the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) and humanitarian actors. An open letter to the UN Secretary-General from major international NGOs identifies the CAR as the most dangerous country in the world to deliver humanitarian assistance – with the world’s highest level of violence against humanitarian workers, accounting for one-third of all incidents targeting aid workers. The CAR is also the world’s least developed country, placing 188th out of the 188 countries on the Human Development Index. “But the world cannot abandon CAR’s children – and right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,” Ms. Le Du concluded. As of end-July, UNICEF’s $46.3 million humanitarian appeal for CAR children was 42 per cent funded. Having been revised up to $52.8 million, it now has a 63 per cent funding gap. read more

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Ohio State footballs Jalin Marshall could make early splash

It’s not necessary for opponents to have a Denard Robinson-like shoelace deficiency for incoming Ohio State freshman Jalin Marshall to juke them out of their shoes. Marshall – from the same high school (Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio) as former Buckeye Cris Carter – is heralded for his ability to make defenders miss and get to the end zone. He was rated a five-star wide receiver by Scout.com and ranked as the 49th best player nationally in the 2013 class by ESPN. OSU football coach Urban Meyer has described Marshall as “one of the finest players in the country.” When asked what makes Marshall an exceptional player, Meyer replied without hesitation, “Everything.” With a versatility that allows him to line up in the backfield as a running back or on the outside as a wide receiver, he has been repeatedly compared by recruiting experts to Percy Harvin – an NFL 2009 Offensive Rookie of the Year and former player of Meyer’s at the University of Florida. As a dynamic jack-of-all-trades player, Meyer seemed to tailor his playbook at Florida to incorporate Harvin. The comparison could be a foreshadowing of great things to come for Marshall and the Ohio State program. Meyer used Harvin’s skill-set to help lead the Gators to two BCS National Championship victories, in 2006 and 2008, where he even occasionally used him in the quarterback position. Marshall, a standout dual-threat quarterback in high school, might give the coach déjà vu. However, not everyone is seeing the resemblance. Marshall’s high school coach, Troy Everhart, isn’t satisfied with the comparison to Harvin. He believes Marshall sets himself apart from Harvin, who reportedly had attitude issues throughout his career, by how he carries himself even when he’s not carrying the ball – with character. He attributes much of it to the family standing behind the football player. “He’s a great kid. Raised right. Great family. Humble,” Everhart said. “The recruiting process would be a lot easier for everyone if everyone had parents like Marshall’s. They didn’t let it become a circus. They’ve made him a well-mannered, first-rate kid.” Even with Marshall projected to be a slot receiver for the Buckeyes, Everhart prefers to liken him to NFL quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson became a household name last season during his rookie year when he exceeded expectations by earning the starting job and leading the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs. He was also named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. Despite the high ratings, undeniable athleticism, and offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Cincinnati and Tennessee, there was relatively little fanfare surrounding Marshall’s commitment to become a member of a recruiting class ranked in the top three nationally. During an interview with ESPN, Meyer dispelled any notion that he was being overshadowed by fellow OSU recruits like Dontre Wilson and Vonn Bell. “You know, he committed so long ago it was anti-climatic,” he said. “If he hadn’t, this would’ve been a national story because he’s that good of a player.” Marshall is widely considered to be a favorite for early playing time. “Jalin is one of those rare players that has a good chance to make a meteoric impact right away,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of BuckeyeGrove.com. Meyer had the same sentiment. “He’ll be a leader of our team,” Meyer said. “I think he’s going to be a leader early in his career here and he’s a guy you can count on.” As Everhart noted, expectations of leadership early on from Marshall are an indication that he’ll be on the field early and often. “It’s hard to lead if you’re not the bell cow; he’s got to play to lead by example,” Everhart said. “He’s already a great leader, and he’ll only get better as he touches the ball more.” Everhart made it clear Marshall will lead with his on-field play as well. “The kid is electric,” Everhart said. “I mean, every time he touches the ball there’s an outstanding chance it’s going all the way. I wanted him to touch the ball as often as possible. When he played for me, it’s almost shameful but I wanted him to have the ball half the game.” read more

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Early fall in EU student applications to UK universities

first_imgIn response to the uncertainty, ministers announced in October – just four days before the deadline – that students applying to start in 2017 would still be able to access funding for the duration of their degree, even if the UK leaves the EU during this timeHowever,  higher education professionals have urged the Government to consider extending the arrangement to apply to courses starting in 2018, to “avoid future uncertainty”.Professor Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham, commented on the “striking” figures, saying he was “surprised” by the report.”It does look as though Brexit is having an effect,” he said.  “It could be that potential EU applicants are concerned that the student loans would no longer be available to them, or they are less sure (quite needlessly) of the reception they would get.”He continued: “In the short term, universities must point out these figures and persuade the Government to make it clear that the conditions of admissions are not going to change.” Demand from 18-year-olds in England and Wales also saw increases – by 8 per cent and 7 per cent respectively,  despite the young population falling by around 2 per cent this year.The figures raise concerns that the Brexit vote could take its toll on the number of EU students studying at UK higher education institutions. Following the referendum, uncertainty over funding for EU students  left prospective undergraduates questioning their eligiblity for loans and grants.Under the current system, EU students are eligible to receive undergraduate tuition fee loans if they have lived in the European Economic Area for at least three years prior to starting university.  Tuition fees for EU undergraduates are currently set at the same rate as home-students. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of Universities UK, the vice chancellors’ group, said the fall “highlights the importance of ensuring that prospective European applicants are made fully aware of the fees and financial support arrangements well in advance of the applications window.” She added: “To avoid future uncertainty, we need the Government to extend these transitional arrangement now for EU students considering applying for courses starting in 2018.”However, Ms Dandridge also urged caution, stating that “only a small percentage of applicants apply by this date and we must wait until the main January deadline before we see the full picture for this application cycle.”A Government spokesperson said: “International students make an important contribution to the UK’s world-class universities.“It is too early in the application cycle to predict reliable trends, but the overall increase in applicant numbers is positive – and suggests even more students will be able to benefit from higher education next year.” Ucas The number of EU students applying to study at universities in the UK has seen an early decline, figures have revealed.According to the data, there has been a 9 per cent fall in EU applications to the early October deadline, reversing the four year trend in annual increases.The numbers, released by Ucas (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), detail applicant numbers for higher education courses with the early October deadline, including  medicine and dentistry, and applications for the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.Some 6,240 EU students applied to the early deadline this year, a 9 per cent decrease on the 6,860 who applied last year. This is despite a 3 per cent rise in the number of UK applicants and a 1 per cent rise in overseas students to the same deadline. To avoid future uncertainty, we need the government to extend these transitional arrangement now for EU students considering applying for courses starting in 2018Nicola Dandridge There has been a 3 per cent rise in the number of UK applicants through Ucas It could be that potential EU applicants are concerned that the student loans would no longer be available to them, or they are less sure (quite needlessly) of the reception they would getAlan Smithers Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Rise of women backing out of divorces as court settlements shrink

Fewer wives are being awarded income for life and they are increasingly having their divorce settlement limited to a few years.  Women are backing out of divorce cases because settlements are becoming less generous, experts have said.  This is making some of them back off from going through with a split, law firms say.  In a landmark case in 2014, the High Court ruled that judges should prioritise a “transition to independence”, even if this involved “a degree of (not undue) hardship”.  Figures from the Ministry of Justice published last year show that orders for ongoing payments had fallen by five per cent since 2011, while lump sum orders, which allow for a clean break, had risen by 10 per… read more

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Join us at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame awards

first_imgAre you attending the SME? The night before registration opens, International Mining, with sponsors Rio Tinto, Boart Longyear, Redpath Mining and Sandvik, is hosting the gala dinner for the Mining Technology Hall of Fame inductions – see www.im-halloffame.com in the Grand America hotel, Salt Lake City. Following a presentation by Rio Tinto Group Executive Technology & Innovation Preston Chiaro, John McGagh Rio Tinto Head of Innovation and IM Editor Paul Moore will be presenting the citations and the induction awards – to worthy recipients both past and present.Representatives from companies whose personnel are being inducted and family members of inductees are being joined by many others for this great event to celebrate the innovators of our industry. Seats to the dinner are still available, but are limited – check the website or contact john@im-mining.com for more information.last_img read more

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La nouvelle Timeline de Facebook en phase de test

first_imgLa nouvelle Timeline de Facebook en phase de testLe réseau social Facebook a mis à l’essai une nouvelle Timeline. Limitée à quelques profils utilisateurs, elle pourrait être ensuite généralisée à tous les comptes sur le réseau social.La Timeline du réseau social Facebook va sans doute encore évoluer prochainement. Le site a mis à l’essai une nouvelle présentation de la page d’accueil ou journal, auprès d’un nombre réduit d’utilisateurs. Par souci de lisibilité, la présentation évolue encore, afin de satisfaire davantage les utilisateurs du réseau social.Un aperçu rapide du profil, contenu dans le cadre “À propos” apparaît à droite de la photo de profil du compte, en caractères blancs par dessus le thème choisi par le titulaire du compte. De même, les boutons “amis” et “messages” se font plus discrets en transparence avec le même thème qui ne devra donc pas être trop clair !L’entête prend moins de place sur cette nouvelle Timeline, expérimentale pour l’instant. Elle pourrait a priori se généraliser assez rapidement à tous les utilisateurs ou être complètement abandonnée si cet essai ne donnait pas satisfaction. Vous pourrez voir en photo les changements proposés par Facebook sur le site de nos confrères de Talking Points Memo (lien non disponible).Le 24 mai 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Espagne le décollage du Solar Impulse reporté

first_imgEspagne : le décollage du Solar Impulse reporté Les équipes du Solar Impulse ont décidé de reporter son décollage depuis Madrid en Espagne vers le Maroc. En cause : de mauvaises conditions météorologiques qui obligent à décaler le vol à une date indéterminée.Le Solar Impulse ne prendra pas son envol aujourd’hui. C’est ce qu’ont annoncé les équipes de l’avion solaire suisse évoquant des conditions météorologiques défavorables à Madrid en Espagne. Le Solar Impulse est en effet arrivé là le 24 mai dernier après avoir parcouru quelque 2.000 kilomètres dans les airs entre la ville de Payerne en Suisse et la capitale espagnole. Ceci constituait la première étape du voyage qui doit le conduire vers Rabat au Maroc sur l’invitation du roi Mohammed VI et de l’Agence marocaine de l’énergie solaire qui a pour mission de développer le programme solaire marocain.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, avec ses 1.600 kilogrammes, le Solar Impulse se déplace grâce à quatre moteurs électriques alimentés par 12.000 cellules photoélectriques disposées sur son immense aile. Son voyage représente ainsi une démonstration de choix dans l’utilisation de l’énergie solaire. D’ailleurs, si l’avion a volé plusieurs fois, ce sera la première fois qu’il survolera la Méditerranée. Durant cette étape, ce sera le pilote Bertrand Piccard, co-fondateur du projet avec André Borschberg qui sera aux commandes. Néanmoins, encore faut-il que l’avion parvienne à décoller puisque qu’il est évidemment particulièrement dépendant de la météo. Pour l’heure, aucune nouvelle date de décollage n’a été communiquée. Mais “nous espérons que cela sera encore possible cette semaine”, a confié une porte-parole citée par l’AFP.Le 28 mai 2012 à 18:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Lego Movie 2 Video Game Teases The Second Part

first_img Much like the first Lego Movie itself, the first Lego Movie video game was surprisingly dope. The Lego games in general are some of the best and most consistent casual kids games out there, but even compared to its peers the Lego Movie video game stood out. Maybe because the source material was so strong. Maybe because it actually rendered its whole world out of Lego pieces instead of specific assets. Or maybe because it wasn’t tied to one specific #brand. But it was awesome.And hopefully everything continues to be awesome when it comes to Lego Movie video games. Check out this new teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2 Videogame.The Lego Movie 2 arrive in theaters in just a few days. And presumably what we know about that move will also inform what’s going on in this game. The Lego world of Emmet Brickowski remains a colorful post-apocalypse after the Duplo invasion. Perhaps those bigger, baby-friendly bricks will be incorporated in the construction puzzles? Give us a big open wasteland to explore like Mad Max for kids.The box-art prominently features mini-doll General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System, a new villain played by Stephanie Beatriz working for Tiffany Haddish’s Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. We’re also looking forward to more Rex Dangervest, Chris Pratt’s new role that’s basically a pastiche of all previous Chris Pratt roles.And like all Lego video games, we expect The Lego Movie 2 Videogame to be chock full of characters to play as like Masters Builders Lucy, MetalBeard, and Batman. Plus President Business is just too cool a villain to not bring back. WB says these characters and over 100 more can all be smashed together. Hopefully one of them is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The Lego Movie 2 Videogame releases February 26 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Lego games check out our thoughts on Lego DC Super-Villains and Lego Incredibles and read about the shared history of Lego games and Lego movies. The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Roman Reigns vs AJ Styles in an Extreme Rules match for the

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Comments are closed. Daniel Bryan WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Reckon Miz will retain but Rusev will become US Champ. Corbin is still early in his push so can’t seeing him losing this time. Vaudevillians is a hard one to call, not sure if New Day are ready to drop the straps but not sure if they are ready to have the Vaudevillians lose. Jericho to win to set up a last match with loser leaves town stipulation with Ambrose. Gallows and Anderson to win. Yet another stupid Montreal style finish in the women’s match. Commentary team to be thoroughly annoying throughout. In the main event I can see an inept attempt to make Styles a heel but he will lose when Gallows and Anderson turn viciously on him when they botch interference. Roman to walk out the guy – the guy everyone is fed up of… WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Pinterest My picks: Corbin, Charlotte (because “mini Naitch” will be reffing this), The Club (I do not like that name), The NEW DAY, Rusev, KO, Ambrose, and Styles (since he is more over with the fans than Reigns will ever be). Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Jason Jimerson Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns My picks: Corbin, Natalya (New Champ), Gallows and Anderson, The New Day, Rusev (New Champ), The Miz, Ambrose, Reigns, Rollins returns and reforms The Shield with Reigns and Ambrose!center_img May 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte May 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? David Wells 4 COMMENTS Here is the card for tonight’s WWE Extreme Rules PPV in Newark, New Jersey airing live on the WWE Network beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Extreme Rules MatchRoman Reigns (c) vs. AJ StylesAsylum MatchChris Jericho vs. Dean AmbroseWWE Intercontinental Championship – Fatal 4 Way MatchThe Miz (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami ZaynWWE United States Championship MatchKalisto (c) vs. RusevWWE Tag Team Championships MatchThe New Day (c’s) vs. The VaudevillainsTexas Tag Team Tornado MatchThe Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl AndersonWWE Women’s Championship – Submission MatchCharlotte (c) vs. NatalyaKickoff Show:No Disqualification MatchDolph Ziggler vs. Baron CorbinWrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE Extreme Rules 2016 tonight (May 22) starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) and updates via @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list They are boring people to death with The Miz and Reigns as the champs. Miz doesn’t have heat, he’s just not a good actor, and Maryse isn’t original. Reigns just has no presence at all. You can’t even dislike him because he’s so boring. The 4 way and the Women’s match should be good, but Jericho needs to go away back to Fozzy. Also, Rusev deserves to win something so I don’t have to listen to the annoying Lucha chant anymore. Twitter Al79 May 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm May 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm Google+ Videos Articles Roman Reigns A.J. Styles Thomas Moffattlast_img read more

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County PubTalk set for busy new year

first_imgThis year’s PubTalk dates, all from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays: Jan. 18; March 21; May 16; Sept. 19; Nov. 14.Register for the Jan. 18 PubTalk.For more information or emails about PubTalk, or to become a PubTalk sponsor, contact Bonnie Moore at 360-567-1055 or at bmoore@swwdc.org.To pitch at a future PubTalk event, or to nominate a company, go to PubTalk.Clark County PubTalk is entering 2012 on a high note, winning praise on both sides of the Columbia River as a high-energy showcase for local entrepreneurs and small business startups.PubTalk organizers will roll out next year’s first networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 18. “Patents & Rock ’n’ Roll” will feature Vancouver attorney Kurt Rylander discussing intellectual property protection under new patent laws. Also, the owners of Vancouver startup Young Guitars will make a business pitch, complete with an electric guitar demonstration. The event is 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road.Sponsors are looking ahead for other companies to pitch at later PubTalks, says Bonnie Moore, who works for two of those sponsors, the Columbia River Economic Development Council and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Center.last_img read more

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