Im really sorry for them… They saved our lives

first_imgAPTN National NewsLester Aqqiaruq is 17 years old, and glad to be alive after being stranded outside the Nunavut community of Igloolik.But it wasn’t all good news. One of the rescue workers sent from CFB Trenton died while attempting to save Aqqiaruq and his father.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll tells the story.last_img

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African States and UN agree to beef up measures against Lords Resistance

During a meeting in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which ended on Saturday, countries discussed ways in which they could collaborate to combat the LRA, and addressed future challenges that can be tackled jointly.According to the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) one of the key advancements during the meeting was the acceptance by the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Uganda and the DRC for their troops to cross borders without hindrance if they are pursuing LRA forces.UNOCA stated in a press release that the terms for the patrols beyond borders must be well defined, justified and targeted, and that the types of troops to be mobilized should also be specified. During the meeting, the DRC also firmed up its support for the AU to combat LRA activities. “We have obtained guarantees as to the significant contribution of the DRC in the implementation of the regional cooperation initiative of the African Union against the LRA,” said the Special Envoy of the AU to the issue of the LRA, Francisco Madeira. The joint mission also received the names of the Congolese officers that will integrate the operational and military structures to track the LRA.UNOCA chief Abou Moussa stressed the importance of the regional meeting to enhance cooperation on the issue. “We had reason to make this joint mission,” he said. “We know how to guide our future actions to better coordinate the fight against the LRA.” Before 31 May, Mr. Moussa is expected to report to the Secretary-General on the progress in the exchange of information between the AU, States affected by LRA activities and UN missions.The LRA was formed in the 1980s in Uganda and for over 15 years its attacks were mainly directed against Ugandan civilians and security forces, which in 2002 dislodged the rebels. They then exported their activities to Uganda’s neighbours, such as the DRC, the CAR and South Sudan, with practices that include the recruitment of children, rapes, killing and maiming, and sexual slavery.Over the course of the group’s existence, more than 12,000 combatants and abductees have left the LRA’s ranks and have been integrated and reunited with their families. 9 January 2012Central African countries affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the United Nations agreed to toughen up measures against the notorious rebel group to stop its deadly activities on the continent. read more

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Ahead of International Womens Day UN asks men to stand up and

“Throughout the world, discrimination against women and girls is rampant, and in some cases getting worse. But we also know equality for women is progress for all,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, quoting the theme of this year’s observation.He also appealed to men and boys of the world: join us, “Where men and women have equal rights, societies prosper.” With this in mind, the UN at a special Headquarters event today launched the “He for She” campaign urging men and boys to take a stand. Today’s launch features video clips of prominent men urging support for gender equality, including Mr. Ban, Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu and actor Antonio Banderas.“I commend those of you [men and boys] who have spoken out and stand with women and girls, as you know women hold half of the sky. We call on all men also, stand up and hold up half of their part of the sky,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women told participants after jokingly telling them, “This is a celebration, so don’t look so serious.” ‹ › Source: UN Photo/UN Women/World Bank “I think that it is important that women celebrate themselves, but also it is important that they don’t only speak to each other, preach to the converted, that women go out there and we win more allies for our struggle,” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka stressed in a new interview with UN News Services. Next year will mark 20th anniversary of the landmark World Conference on Women. The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, adopted unanimously by 189 countries, is considered the key global policy document on gender equality, addressing critical areas such as women and poverty, violence against women and the human rights of women.Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who also participated in today’s event, played an instrumental role in Beijing, where she uttered the famous quote, “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.”Today, in a play, she said: “Just as women’s rights are human rights, women’s progress is human progress.” She added that despite the achievements, no country in the world has achieved full participation of women in society, and this remains the “great unfinished business of the 21th century.” The next year will also be crucial as it marks the target date for the achievement of the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which contain specific benchmarks for gender equality.Countries are also working toward the adoption of global development agenda beyond 2015.“As we begin crafting a new development agenda for the post-2015 era, we can celebrate the world’s recognition that gender equality and women’s empowerment must be at the heart of sustainable development,” said John Ashe, President of this year’s General Assembly.He added that women and girls take their rightful places in the new development paradigm not only because it is critical for development, “but because equality is their right”, and stressed the importance of addressing root causes of gender inequality.Mr. Ashe also highlighted the importance of ensuring women’s right to sexual and reproductive health. Mr. Ban, who returned to New York earlier today from Sierra Leone, met yesterday in London with Fahma Mohammad, part of the Integrate Bristol campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) supported by The Guardian newspaper. Mr. Ban had pledged to support her efforts.“Women’s rights, women’s empowerment, and gender equality are essential components of this conversation – including reproductive rights and ending violence against women,” Mr. Ban said.In his speech, the Secretary-General also noted that gender equality and women’s empowerment have been a top priority for him since taking office in 2007. “Today, the top humanitarian official of the United Nations [Valerie Amos], our top development official [Helen Clark], the head of peacebuilding support and the head of peacekeeping support [Ameera Haq], the heads of human rights [Navi Pillay], disarmament [Angela Kane], the Joint OPCW-UN Mission on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons [Sigrid Kaag], and the World Food Programme [Ertharin Cousin] – not to mention my own Chief of Staff [Susana Malcorra] – are all women,” Mr. Ban said.Andrea Nunez, Vice President of the World YWCA Board, also participated in today’s discussion.The event was held in the UN’s Trusteeship Council which features a carving of a woman with outstretched arms letting a bird free meant to symbolize an unlimited flight to greater heights. read more

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London attack World leaders show solidarity

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “Horrible images from London. The very heart of the city has been struck. Our thoughts are with the British people.” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said he and Mr Turnbull had discussed the attack as they met in Canberra. “Together, we send our condolences to the prime minister of the UK and together we condemn terrorism and we stand against all forms of terrorism.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasised that “Turkey feels and shares deeply in the United Kingdom’s pain” and that it stood in “solidarity” with Britain “in the fight against terrorism”. It came just hours after his latest salvo in a fiery row with European allies, especially Germany and the Netherlands, over Turkish referendum campaigning in their countries. Mr Erdogan had warned that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the world’s streets if “Europe continues this way”.But not all international reaction was so reserved, with some right-wing politicians suggesting that controls on immigration – or even all Muslims – was the way forward. It has subsequently emerged that the attacker was born in Britain.The leader of Australia’s One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, announced her own personal hashtag..“It’s #Pray4Muslimban. Put a ban on it, that’s how you solve the problem, and then let’s deal with the issues here,” she said.“We’ve got real problems… make sure that we do not have this religion which is really an ideology that is going to eventually cause so much havoc on our streets, not only for ourselves, but for future generations.”In France, National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who is campaigning for the French presidency, said the London attack showed the need for borders to be protected.She told French media that security measures needed enhancing amid a rising threat from “radicalised personalities who act alone without networks”, and urged countries to co-operate with each other on sharing intelligence.Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said the London attacks justified the country’s policy of refusing to take in refugees.“I hear in Europe very often: do not connect the migration policy with terrorism, but it is impossible not to connect them,” she told private broadcaster TVN24. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspect named in deadly UK concert attackMay 23, 2017In “latest news”Why are people wearing safety pins after Trump victory?November 12, 2016In “latest news”Manchester terror victims’ families to receive $324,000 eachAugust 15, 2017In “latest news” Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted “solidarity with the victims”, and sent a telegram to Mrs May offering condolences. “We must remain united against these type of threats that affect all of us equally and that know no barriers,” he wrote. Emergency response workers continued to work at the scene into the evening (EPA)(BBC) Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament.A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down pedestrians, killing two, and stabbed a police officer to death outside Parliament.Leaders of France and Germany, which suffered deadly vehicle attacks last year, offered the UK their support.The US president offered condolences and praised UK security forces.There is a mixture of nationalities among the dead, police say, and 29 people have been treated in hospital, of whom seven are critically injured.Among those injured by the car on Westminster Bridge are three French schoolchildren and two Romanians, while five South Koreans were hurt in the chaos that followed the attack.In Paris, the lights of the Eiffel Tower went out from midnight (23:00 GMT) in a tribute to the victims.President Francois Hollande expressed his “solidarity” with the British people, saying “terrorism concerns us all and France knows how the British people are suffering today”.In July last year, a man drove a lorry into pedestrians in the southern French city of Nice, killing 84 people. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country saw a lorry attack in December that killed 12 people in Berlin and was also claimed by IS, said her thoughts were “with our British friends and all of the people of London”.“I want to say for Germany and its citizens: We stand firmly and resolutely by Great Britain’s side in the fight against all forms of terrorism,” she added.US President Donald Trump spoke by phone to British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer his condolences and to praise the effective response of UK security services.Mr Trump pledged the “full co-operation and support” of the US government in bringing those responsible for the attack to justice, the White House said in a statement.Belgium’s prime minister sent a message of support as his country marked the first anniversary of the suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and underground system, which killed 32 people.“Our condolences are with those who mourn and all who are affected in London,” Charles Michel tweeted. “Belgium stands with UK in fight against terror.”European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement that the people of Brussels and Belgium had “suffered a similar pain and felt the support of your sympathy and solidarity”.“At this emotional time, we at the European Commission can only send that sympathy back twofold.”People in Brussels made a heart sign with their hands to remember the victims of the attacks there a year agoRussian President Vladimir Putin also sent condolences by telegram to Mrs May, expressing support for the bereaved and wounded.“The forces of terror are acting more and more deviously and cynically. It is clear that, in order to counteract the terrorist threat, all members of the global community must combine forces,” he said.In other reaction:Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that it was an “attack on democracies around the world” and Canadians stood “united with the British people in the fight against terrorism” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was an “attack on parliaments, freedom and democracy everywhere” and offered his support and solidarity to the British government. read more

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Dagur Sigursson announces team for games against Switzerland

The newly appointed coach of German national team, Dagur Sigurdsson, revealed the team that will be facing Switzerland in the two games on 19th and 20th of September. Apart from some of the experienced players, some new and young players were added to the team, such as goalkeeper Andreas Wolff and pivot Erik Schmidt. After good season last year, right back Michael Muller from MT Melsungen also got a nomination. The complete list is below:Goalkeeper: Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin), Andreas Wolff (HSG Wetzlar)Left wings: Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Michael Allendorf (MT Melsungen)Left back: Steffen Fäth (HSG Wetzlar), Finn Lemke (TBV Lemgo)Mid backs: Tim Kneule (Frisch Auf Göppingen), Steffen Weinhold (THW Kiel), Paul Drux (Füchse Berlin)Right backs: Michael Müller (MT Melsungen), Fabian Wiede (Füchse Berlin)Right wings: Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Tobias Reichmann (KS Vive Kielce/Polen)Pivots: Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel), Hendrik Pekeler (TBV Lemgo), Felix Danner (MT Melsungen), Erik Schmidt (TSG Friesenheim) ← Previous Story RK Zagreb and Josip Sandrk with mutual contract termination Next Story → Sydney Uni unites 10 nations in its Super Globe squad andreas wolffDagur Sigurdssonfabian wiedemichael muellerSilvio Heinevetter read more

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Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court over public order offences

first_imgWe no longer believe we can have equality before the law until such time as an independent, international panel/commission has investigated the policing of the Shell/Corrib project with specific reference to policies, practices, procedures, bribery, corruption and collusion.Conway stated that the “real criminals are Shell and numerous members of the gardaí, acting with full approval of senior garda management.”The eight activists will appear at Belmullet District Court at 10.30 this morning.Related: Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí ‘raise serious concerns’>More: Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest> EIGHT SHELL TO Sea campaigners are due to appear in Belmullet District Court today, charged in relation to a number of offences during protests against the Corrib Gas Project.Both Shell to Sea spokespeople Maura Harrington and Terence Conway are among those due to appear in court, as well as Pobail Chill Chomain spokesperson John Monaghan.Gerry Bourke, the farmer who has provided the field for the Rossport Solidarity Camp for the last two years, is also one of the eight.The protesters are due in court over a range of public order offences with a number of them also charged with criminal damage.In a statement today Harrington referenced recent allegations that Shell supplied alcohol bribes to gardaí at Belmullet:last_img read more

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Opinion Government ideas for whistleblower laws are too weak to ever be

first_imgIN THE WAKE Anglo trial and the Garda whistleblower scandal, it is reassuring to know that our Government is on the case, preparing a piece of legislation that will ensure that this kind of thing never happens again.The Protected Disclosures Bill 2013, or the “Whistleblowers Bill”, is on its way to the Seanad, having made it through the Dáil. In many respects, it’s an excellent piece of legislation. It provides for a whole range of routes through which disclosures can be made, starting with internal channels and escalating to disclosures to regulatory bodies, legal advisors and politicians. This is necessary where experience has shown that internal authorities are often not interested in hearing from whistleblowers.Where the Bill falls down, though, is under the section marked “protections”. Given that these protections are the entire point of the Bill, this is a matter for some concern. The Bill provides immunity to whistleblowers from criminal or civil liability, and, in some cases, anonymity. The main protections, though, are largely built on the existing employment law system, and these are problematic to say the least.A higher compensation ceilingFor example, the headline protection under the new Bill is that whistleblowers are entitled to significant monetary compensation for a dismissal. And this is true, technically. But in fact, there is very little compensation available for the mere fact of having been dismissed unfairly. Compensation under the unfair dismissals system is based on actual financial loss in consequence of having been out of a job. If you get a job a month after being dismissed, you are only entitled to a month’s compensation. If you do happen to find yourself out of work for a longer period of time, you may find your compensation cut because of a failure to mitigate your loss – that is, for not trying hard enough to get a new job. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.On top of this, costs are not awarded by the Employment Appeals Tribunal. So in the event that you win against your former employer, your legal fees will have to come out of the money you’ve been paid in compensation. This means that even if you win, you’re still worse off than if your employers had obeyed the law, and you’re still poorer because you did the right thing.In fact, it was never legal to dismiss someone for whistleblowing. What the Bill does is provide for a much higher ceiling on compensation than ordinary unfair dismissal cases, five years’ earnings rather than two. However, this is still based on actual financial loss only. The compensation limit where there is no financial loss is unchanged at four weeks. Four weeks extra pay to get rid of an unwanted whistleblower must seem like a bargain to a misbehaving employer. And where costs aren’t awarded, the employer can feel confident that many sacked employees will wonder if the cost of taking legal action is even worth it. This is especially so where the current waiting list to have a case even heard in the EAT is about two years.Attacking whistleblowers’ charactersThe act also provides that compensation will be 25% less where the whistleblowing was not motivated entirely by a wish to investigate wrongdoing. In reality, whistleblowers are often driven partly by personal grievances as well as by an ethical motivation. Things they might have been inclined to turn a blind eye to can become intolerable once they are mistreated by a supervisor or passed over for promotion.This act allows the EAT to assess motivations and to penalise those who, though having done the right thing, are judged to have done so for the wrong reasons. Independent senators proposed that this provision only apply where the employee acted in outright bad faith, but this amendment was rejected – only the perfectly pure in heart can hope to avoid having their compensation reduced. The less noble of us should perhaps count ourselves lucky – the original penalisation for impure motives was set at 50%.Either way, there is now a significant financial incentive for employers to attack the character of whistleblowers, much as Garda whistleblowers continue to be personally undermined. A whistleblower walks into his unfair dismissal hearing – which is held in public – with a target painted on his back.This Bill’s fateIn addition, the Bill provides protections where workers are not dismissed but are otherwise penalised for their whistleblowing. The mechanism set out in the Bill is identical to the one in the Industrial Relations Act 2004, for those penalised for trade union activity. These protections have been so unsatisfactory that the Government has recently announced, after years of union lobbying, plans to beef them up. However, it seems that whistleblowers will have to make do with the ineffectual old system.The upshot of all of this is that the potential whistleblower still has far more reasons to keep his mouth shut than he does to speak up. It’s hard to see how anything in the Bill will provide any real incentive for people to come forward with information about wrongdoing, or how it will discourage wrongdoers from punishing those who do come forward. The new law replaces the ragbag of existing protections found in various other pieces of legislation.In 2010, solicitor Andrew Sheridan wrote an article for the Law Society Gazette on these laws, concluding with a request that any fellow lawyers who had ever actually used any of these protections should contact him. He informs me that nobody ever did. One fears a similar fate for this Bill.Fergal Crehan is a barrister practising in Data Protection law. He writes on legal subjects at www.fergalcrehan.comRead: I wouldn’t have treated whistleblowers that way — Garda Inspectorate ChiefRead: Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabelast_img read more

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Your iPhone or iPad is secretly tracking your location

first_imgWhere 2.0 is an annual conference which covers all manner of technology and philosophy relating to geolocation, and today two presenters will be revealing some news about the iPhone and iPad that some users may find unsettling. According to Alasdair Allen and Pete Warden, the 3G-capable iPad and iPhone have been storing location data in a secret file since the arrival of iOS 4. Allen revealed that his own database contained hundreds of thousands of wireless access points which had been in range of his device over the past year.While they haven’t yet been able to determine exactly why Apple is collecting this data, they say it’s definitely  intentional — as the data is being backed up, restored, and migrated by iTunes. Even more worrying is the fact that the file is unencrypted and relatively easy to access. It’s a good idea to at least make sure you encrypt your iTunes backups until more is known about why the data is being collected and what it’s used for.AdChoices广告Warden has posted an application that concerned users can use to analyze the data on their iOS device. As troubling as the data collection issue itself is, the visualizations produced by the tool are actually quite cool.More at O’Reilly Radarlast_img read more

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Ricochet returning to EVOLVE in March, Update on AEW t-shirts at WWE TV tapings

first_img Becky Lynch Delighted Ronda Rousey Left WWE Now Playing Up Next AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournament Is John Cena Retired? WhatsApp Google+ WWE Will Use Roman Reigns To Improve RAW`s Rotten Ratings WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live WWE announced that NXT star Ricochet would be returning to EVOLVE to take part in upcoming live events in Massachusetts and New York.Ricochet is booked for EVOLVE 123 in Melrose and EVOLVE 124 in Queens. It was also announced that Riochet will take part in meet-and-greets at both events. on AEW t-shirts at WWE TV tapingsBrad Shepard shared the following photo on Twitter, noting that a fan was front row at last night’s Smackdown Live taping in Phoenix wearing an AEW t-shirt.I hate to damage the narrative but enjoy this picture of a fan’s @AEWrestling t-shirt in the front row of #WWE #SDLive on national TV.— Brad Shepard (@TheBradShepard) January 30, 2019If you recall, video was shown of WWE staff having a fan remove an AEW shirt at the Royal Rumble PPV this past Sunday at Chase Field. However, it would appear the situation doesn’t apply to all. WWE has always had a long standing policy of being able to remove signs or merchandise brought into arenas by fans who purchased tickets.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs John Cena Retired?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining 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 Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img
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The World Soy Foundation and NSRL Work to Complete Market Assessment in

first_imgLocal leaders visit the site where the extruder, a part of which can be seen in the background, is housed to learn about the future potential of the equipment.The World Soy Foundation is working with the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to complete a market assessment and potential business plan for extrusion equipment in Managua, Nicaragua.  The extruder, which currently sits in pieces in a warehouse, has been inspected by experts, who have determined that if put back into commission, the equipment could provide much needed protein at an affordable cost to local children in need.  Originally constructed to make corn-soy blend, the market assessment will report on current market conditions in Nicaragua to recommend uses for the equipment.The business plan will be designed for use by in country partners, and the assessment will include a draft formulation for a snack or other blended, extruded product that could be produced with the extruder.last_img read more

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Protesters shut down Armenian capital

first_imgTens of thousands rallied in Armenia`s capital on May 1, 2018 ahead of a crucial vote to elect a new prime minister as protest leader Nikol Pashinyan warned of a `political tsunami` if lawmakers don`t back him to lead the country. Photo: AFPTens of thousands of Armenians on Wednesday converged on the capital, blocking key transport links and government buildings, as popular anger exploded over the ruling party’s rejection of opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s premiership bid.In an unprecedented show of defiance, protesters including many elderly people and housewives paralysed Yerevan, with nearly all streets closed to traffic and numerous stores shut, AFP correspondents reported.Officials said that suburban train services were disrupted and the road linking Yerevan with its airport was blocked.Crowds of protesters across the city of one million people waved national flags, blew vuvuzelas and shouted “Free, independent Armenia!”.Leading supporters on a march through the city, Pashinyan pledged to ramp up pressure on the authorities.“Various scenarios are under discussion, under each scenario the people will win,” said Pashinyan who was wearing his trademark khaki-coloured T-shirt and a baseball cap.The subway and railroads have been paralysed and a number of universities and schools have joined the protest movement, he added.In parliament, lawmakers could not convene for a session due to the absence of a quorum, with the Prosperous Armenia party declaring a boycott.“There is an emergency situation in the country. Our faction declares a political boycott,” said Prosperous Armenia lawmaker Vahe Enfiajyan.According to legislation, parliament should again gather in a week to try and elect a prime minister. If it fails, the legislature will be dissolved and early elections called.In the second city of Gyumri-which hosts a Russian military base-and the smaller town of Maralik, demonstrators occupied the mayor’s offices, demanding the local authorities join the protest movement.‘We will win’Pashinyan urged Armenians to launch a general strike after the ruling Republican Party on Tuesday shot down his bid for prime minister following two weeks of anti-government protests that ousted veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.Protesters said they would stay on the streets for as long as it takes to oust the ruling elites from power and get Pashinyan elected premier.“The people will not give up, protests will not subside,” Sergey Konsulyan, a 45-year-old businessman, told AFP.Student Gayane Amiragyan, 19, added: “We will win because we are united, the whole Armenian people are united.”Parliament voted 45 in favour to 55 against Pashinyan, with the Republican Party headed by Sarkisian saying he was not a suitable candidate for the top job.Pashinyan’s failure to get elected has plunged the Moscow-allied nation of 2.9 million people into uncertainty, with observers expressing concern that the turmoil could destabilise the country and the wider region.Pashinyan has ruled out any possibility of clashes between protesters and police. But the risk of violence has not been lost on politicians in a country locked in a decades-long territorial dispute with Azerbaijan.Pashinyan-who was the sole candidate in the running for prime minister-had been thought to be just a handful of votes short of a majority in parliament and was widely expected to get elected.Political U-turnAhead of the vote, the Republicans said they would not stand in the way of his candidacy but they withheld their support during Tuesday’s vote, excoriating Pashinyan during the nail-biting extraordinary session.Pashinyan’s protest movement had accused Sarkisian and his party of a power grab, saying the former leader wanted to extend his grip on power by becoming premier after serving as president for a decade, despite failing to tackle a litany of problems like corruption and poverty.Russia had urged compromise while the United States had called for “a resolution that reflects the interests of all Armenians”.Armenia is dependent on Russia economically and militarily.Armenia has for decades been locked in a bitter row with Azerbaijan over Nagorny Karabakh, a breakaway statelet with an Armenian ethnic majority that is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan.Azerbaijan has closely watched the political crisis, with analysts warning Armenia’s arch-foe could use the turmoil to its advantage.One Azerbaijani lawmaker, Gudrat Gasanguliyev, called on Tuesday for a special session of parliament, citing the prospect of “civil war” in Armenia.last_img
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Around 100 killed in India after consuming toxic liquor

first_img.At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalised in northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a crackdown against bootleggers, officials said Monday.News of the deaths in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has trickled in over the past three days, with police suspecting the moonshine had been cut with methanol.Cheap, locally-made liquor is common in parts of rural India and bootleggers often add methanol — a highly toxic form of alcohol sometimes used as an anti-freeze — to their product to increase its strength.If ingested in large quantities, methanol can cause blindness, liver damage and death.In one district of Uttar Pradesh 59 people had died after consuming toxic alcohol, police spokesman Shailendra Kumar Sharma told AFP.In a neighbouring district a senior police officer said nine had died, adding that 66 suspected bootleggers had been arrested and samples of the liquor sent to a laboratory for testing.Police said at least 31 people died in neighbouring Uttarakhand state and that two had been arrested on suspicion of supplying the liquor.Newspaper reports said around 3,000 people linked with the illegal trade were arrested across Uttar Pradesh in the aftermath of the tragedy.Hundreds of poor people die every year in India due to alcohol poisoning, mostly from consuming cheap alcohol.In 2015, more than 100 people died in a Mumbai slum after drinking illegal moonshine.Of the estimated 5 billion litres of alcohol drunk every year in India, around 40 percent is illegally produced, according to the International Spirits and Wine Association of India.last_img read more

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This Super Famicom Nintendo Switch Skin is a Work of Art

first_imgUnless it has the neon colored joy-con controllers, the Nintendo Switch is a boring console to look at. Yes, most consoles are also black bricks, but there is really nothing special about the Switch’s default design. One clever Switch owner didn’t want to settle for that and gave their system one of hell of a makeover. Prepare yourselves to see a true masterpiece, my friends.A user by the name of Clown TV from South Korean website Ruliweb has made a thing of beauty. He created skins that make the Switch resemble the old-school Super Famicom (the Japanese SNES). He even went so far as to create skins for the Switch dock. I’ve seen a lot of custom console skins in my day but this is one of the best. Seriously, I want to contact this person to see if they can send me a pack or two of these Super Famicom Switch skins. This is simply stunning.As you can see from the video above, applying the skins takes some skill. You know putting skins on a system is serious when you need to use a blow drier. It is unclear how long this entire process took. It certainly doesn’t look like an easy project to complete. Given the final results, I would wager to say it took the better part of a day.It should be noted that Nintendo has hired third party companies to create custom skins for the Switch. Perhaps one of them will eventually create skins that mimic the Super Famicom or other classic Nintendo systems. If they do, they will certainly get my money. Until that day, I’ll just stare at this marvelous creation and long for the day I can make my Switch look that awesome.Follow this link to see the full gallery.last_img read more

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Dip your toe into the Mediterranean with STUBA

first_imgWith a multitude of tourism options, the Mediterranean coast is an ideal destination to those clients who love to beach it. Golden sands, warm sun, and a cocktail of the day would satisfy most of us.But lets be honest, there are world renowned beaches in Australia, closer and cheaper. So why head overseas ? The are many reasons, especially to a place such as Dubrovnik in Croatia. Faced onto the Adriatic sea, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s jewel of the crown, and is famous for its old town, with massive walls completed in the 16th century. Superbly preserved over time, the city has pristine examples of Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture.Many may know already, but Dubrovnik is the one location set for Game of Thrones, with the old town standing in for Kings Landing, and the city walls in many scenes.The central city is scattered with spectacular churches, fountains museums and monasteries. A hotspot for the rich and famous, Dubrovnik even has a Pope (Pope John Paul II) as one of its honorary citizens!But lets cut to the chase; what should you advise your clients to do in Dubrovnik ? Sometimes, its better to explore the less touristy, hidden gems:1. Rolands Column: Also known as Orlando’s column, the flag stone depicts the legendary knight. Erected in 1950, it raises the flag each year on the commencement of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.2. Sponza Palace: Superbly preserved Gothic Renaissance, essentially as it was before the 1667 earthquake that caused so much devastation.3. Placa Stradum: The old town central street where the action is. Take a walk with an ice-cream. check out the night life, and admire the Baroque architecture remaining following the earth quake.4. Franciscan Monastery: This magnificent building with church houses a Romanesque cloister, and one of the oldest pharmacy’s in the world.5. Dubrovnik Natural History Museum: A quirky one; the museum houses a large taxidermy collection going back to 1876. Not for the squeamish, or fan of animals that are actually alive..6. Game Of Thrones Walking Tour: sure, its not exactly culture, but fans of the TV show will love one of the many walking tours available. A great way to see the city itself.7. Lapad Beach: A popular sandy beach area on the Lapad Peninsula 30 mins walk from the old town. There are plenty of restaurants and cafe’s, and is one of the more popular beaches. There are also trees…yes trees. Great for shade and keeping your skin in top condition ! Source = STUBA Dip your toe into the Mediterranean with STUBAcenter_img STUBA is the place to go for all your Mediterranean beach holidayslast_img read more

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