UN rights office warns of severe lack of funding for human rights

In a briefing note to reporters in Geneva earlier today, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said the Commission’s pioneering work as an agent of constitutional, legislative and policy reform has had a strong impact on human rights in the region and beyond. “It has provided a vital recourse for victims of human rights violations in the region and has played an important role in advocating for the rights of vulnerable groups,” the spokesperson said. The Commission is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere. Created in 1959, it has headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is composed of seven independent members who serve in a personal capacity. Ms. Shamdasani noted that the Commission is also a strategic partner for the UN Human Rights Offices in the region and a point of reference for the development of human rights standards worldwide. Emphasizing that in recent years, the Commission has faced “undue pressure from a number of States,” the spokesperson urged States to reaffirm their commitment to human rights by providing the Commission with the required resources to fulfil its crucial mandate and, indeed, to strengthen the institution. “The Commission’s robust defence of human rights in the region should be encouraged – not punished,” the spokesperson said. read more

Danny Baker receives standing ovation after taking to stage for first time

He told the audience: “I always pace the stage, I’m not trying to get away from potential Lee Harvey Oswalds.”After 42 years in this racket … I’m 62 nearly now and I thought, well, retire.”He then joked: “I didn’t want to be forced to retire.”Wearing an orange shirt and a fez, the broadcaster went on to say his show would “ironically” be about the times his “career … had hit a brick wall”. He said: “Topically, here we are again. That’s the last time I’m going to mention it.”That’s the whole point of tonight. It’s the most unlikely tower, and I’m stuck in it.”It should never have happened.”Continuing to speak about the issue, the 61-year-old said: “I genuinely didn’t know what the atmosphere would be like tonight.”But equally, if anyone does want to rush the stage, I’m a Millwall fan with a snooker cue.”You wouldn’t believe how I was feeling 20 minutes ago but I’m so pleased so let’s do this.”He added: “When life deals you lemons, you chuck them at people calling you a racist.”Opening the second half of the show, Baker said: “I’ve never been a sentimental sort. But I’m numb with gratitude tonight, I caught my wife in the break and you reduced her to a pile of tears.”At the end, he said: “I do want to say this and I’m not milking it but it’s been one of the best nights of my career tonight. It really has.” Danny Baker has received a standing ovation after taking to the stage for the first time since being fired by the BBC over a controversial tweet.Addressing the incident in his first live show since the controversy, the broadcaster said: “When life deals you lemons, you chuck them at the people calling you racist.”He told the audience at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham his pacing up and down the stage was not a way of trying to “get away from potential Lee Harvey Oswalds”.Baker was sacked from BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex’s son featuring a picture of a chimpanzee.But he seemed defiant on stage, joking with the audience by saying “if anyone does want to rush the stage, I’m a Millwall fan with a snooker cue”. 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

After 13 years Oana Manea will leave Oltchim and join Krim Ljubljana

krimkrim ljubljanamaneaoana maneaOltchim After playing 13 years for Oltchim Valcea, pivot Oana Manea thinks it’s time to move on and find a new club that will have better chance at taking the Champions League next year. Oana Manea will join Krim Ljubljana, this years’ semifinalist, and have signed a two-year contract. Oana Manea was closest to winning the Champions League trophy in 2010, when the Romanian team lost in the final against Viborg. ← Previous Story SEHA Final: Sweet revenge for RK Zagreb, win thriller final against Vardar Next Story → Hungary Cup: MKB Veszprem wins 5th consecutive cup title after beating Pick Szeged in the final

Internet penetration rates soar across country

first_imgPenetration of information technology continues to increase in Greece, as Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed a significant rise in the number of Greek households with a web connection and in the portion of the population that systematically use computers and the internet.The ELSTAT data showed that 66 per cent of Greek households had internet access in the first quarter of this year, which is 10 percentage points more than a year earlier. Out of those households 98.6 per cent have access to broadband internet.The biggest increase in internet access was seen in households on the Aegean islands and Crete, where penetration soared by almost 20 percentage points, from 47.6 per cent last year to 66.3 per cent this year. The smallest growth, by just over two percentage points, was in Attica, from 68.9 per cent to 71.1 per cent.The data also showed that 63 per cent of people aged between 16 and 74 years have made use of computers and the internet this year, with the biggest growth seen in the 65-74 years group, while 58.4 per cent of Greek citizens have used mobile internet this year, up from 44.7 per cent last year.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des pirates exploitent la popularité dInstagram

first_imgDes pirates exploitent la popularité d’InstagramLe succès de l’application de photo sur Android lui vaut un contrecoup bien néfaste puisque des pirates ont créé une page Web imitant l’officielle et renvoyant vers un cheval de Troie.C’est ce qu’on appelle la rançon du succès. Depuis son arrivée sur Android, l’application Instagram a été téléchargée et installé plus de 10 millions de fois en une dizaine de jours. Mais une telle réussite a un côté noir, celui qui amène les pirates informatiques à s’intéresser à elle. Deux sites spécialisés ont en effet repéré un faux site web imitant la page de téléchargement officielle d’Instagram, explique Business Mobile.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En téléchargeant ce qu’elles pensaient être l’application Instagram pour Android, les victimes libèrent en réalité un malware. Celui-ci demande une autorisation pour envoyer un SMS afin d’activer l’application mais il compose en fait des numéros surtaxés et se connecte sur des sites dont il reçoit des commandes. Attention donc, car Instagram est une application vraiment populaire ces derniers temps… Le 20 avril 2012 à 18:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Newman out of coma tells his mother he was attacked by three

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#KevinNewman, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, June 27, 2017 – Fort Lauderdale – Kevin Newman, the man shot on Grace Bay in Providenciales this past Friday is out of the medically induced coma and his family is calling his recovery owing to the prayers and support they have received, to Kevin’s will to keep on fighting and a very good God.In speaking to Newman’s mother, who is likely travelling right now, en route to her son who celebrates his 39th birthday tomorrow, WRBL News3 in Columbus, Georgia revealed that Newman is doing much better at hospital in Ft Lauderdale.Newman’s mother Karen said, “he remembers, he is in good memory, he is still in pain of course, he’s got a long way to go…. (the bullet) went through the vein, right next to his heart, caused him to bleed internally and they had to give him a lot of blood, they had to take one of his kidneys.”In that interview via telephone with the TV station, Mr. Newman’s mother said there were three men who attacked her son.  “He’s a fighter, and I think he did try to fight those three people who tried to come up to him.   He’s a family man, he is a great man, he does everything with his son… he is just all around a great person, but you know sometimes things happen even to good people.”The TCI Ministry of Tourism said, “We are shocked and saddened regarding the incident that occurred on one of our islands, in the early morning of June 23, involving a visitor to the destination.   He and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers while doctors continue to monitor his recovery.   A criminal act, whether against a resident or visitor, is never something taken lightly and there is a heightened and concentrated effort to identify the individual(s) responsible.   The Turks and Caicos Islands are a popular and peaceful destination known for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere and this type of occurrence sends a ripple through the entire community.   The safety of all those on these islands is always our top priority and remains as such.   The Ministry of Tourism is in complete cooperation with our acting police commissioner who has increased visible security.  We ask that everyone cooperate with authorities as needed.”Kevin Newman, was in his final day in the TCI and called this a ‘bucket list’ vacation, his mother asked for continued prayers.#MagneticMediaNews#KevinNewman Newman out of coma, tells his mother he was attacked by three menlast_img read more

Have you given up on alien life Scientists havent

first_img Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects Now playing: Watch this: Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final images 6:23 So, failing some kind of alien mothership landing on our planet, how do we search for proof? There’s a few key ways to do it.Messages from afarJust like Marconi imagined, it’s possible that we could pick up radio signals from distant planets and finally find out the truth about our (very, very distant) neighbours. Back in 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman was picking through data from Ohio’s “Big Ear” radio telescope when he found a radio signal lasting roughly 1 minute. Its origin still remains a mystery, but it’s known as the “WOW Signal” for the word Ehman wrote in the margins of his reading printout.The California-based SETI Institute is continuing this work. One of the leading agencies in the field of SETI research, the SETI Institute has a team of more than 80 researchers working across fields such as astronomy and astrobiology, and they continue to search for radio signals using their Allen Telescope Array located in California’s Cascade Mountains. The Institute says we could well find signs of extraterrestrial intelligence in the next two decades. NASA believes exoplanets like TRAPPIST-1f could have the right conditions for liquid water, meaning they could support life. NASA/JPL-Caltech Whether you grew up in the ’60s under a cloud of Area 51 conspiracies or you were a ’90s alternative kid with a die-hard love of David Duchovny, you’ve probably entertained theories about alien life.But turns out, you’re not alone. (In your wild theorizing, that is, not “not alone in the universe.” We could very well be the only ones here, so if you’re the last one to survive, please turn out the lights.)The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (also known as SETI) has been a serious pursuit of modern scientists as far back as the early 1900s, when Guglielmo Marconi first claimed to pick up radio signals “seeming to come from beyond the Earth.” (Nikolai Tesla suggested they could be from Mars — thanks, Nik.)Over the years, the search has only intensified. On this week’s episode of Watch This Space, we take a look at the entirely scientific, entirely credible search for extraterrestrial intelligence being undertaken by scientists, astronomers and researchers around the world. 4 14 Photos 27 Photoscenter_img Aliens and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence Share your voice ExoplanetsSo how do we choose where to point our telescopes? Well, the most likely candidates for life outside our solar system are exoplanets — they’re planets that orbit stars like our sun where conditions (such as the availability of surface water) could make them ripe for life.The now-retired Kepler Space Telescope and the new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have hunted out these exoplanets by pointing toward stars and looking for dips in their brightness. If a star is bright and then dims before becoming bright again, it could be a sign that a planet is orbiting that star. We’ve found hundreds of exoplanets this way, including a raft of Earth-like planets that could well support life.Secret programs and wild conspiraciesIt wouldn’t be a search for alien life if we didn’t look at the crazy programs launched by government agencies over the years. Back in 2017, the New York Times revealed that the Pentagon had been working on a secret UFO program, funded to the tune of $22 million by the federal government. While the Department of Defense decided to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012, it reportedly still exists.Then in April 2019, Politico reported that the US Navy is working on procedures for reporting unidentified aircraft, though the Navy said it wouldn’t be making the results of this program public.While the secret details of Area 51 have now been declassified and many conspiracy theories remain just that — theories — there are still plenty of organisations showing a keen interest in what lies beyond our solar system. All that’s left to do is find what’s out there. Tags Sci-Tech Comments NASA Spacelast_img read more

State seeks feedback on pot regs

first_imgLast November, Alaska voters legalized limited pot possession, and directed the state to start writing the regulations for a commercial industry. Now the Marijuana Control Board is looking for feedback on what it hopes is the final version of those rules.Bruce Schulte is chair of the state’s marijuana board, which took public testimony on its proposed rules Thursday.“We’re getting a lot of very thoughtful feedback, much of it is very focused and thankfully folks are zeroing in on particular sections or issues that they think are are particularly important, so that’s all really good feedback,” Schulte said.The regulations cover everything from the types of businesses that will be allowed to limiting advertising near schools and other places where kids often spend time. As proposed, it would be illegal to give away or sell coffee at a marijuana store, or to light up there. Schulte said the rules will apply statewide.“Local governments definitely have some authority to apply more stringent regulations,” Schulte said. “Our hope is that a lot of local governments will look at the statewide regs and conclude that those are sufficient, that we’ve successfully covered most of the really key issues.”“They may look at them and say you know, all we really need to do from here is apply some zoning considerations and be done with it.”Schulte said the board is hoping to adopt a final draft of the regulations in November.“The deadline for completion of the regulations is Nov. 24, and we expect to hit that deadline by a couple of days,” Schulte said. “The next milestone is February 24 of 2016. That is the latest date by which the state must begin accepting license applications. At this point, there’s every expectation that some licenses will be issued by the end of May in 2016.”The rules would spell out how voters, or a local government assembly or city council, can prohibit marijuana sales and businesses. Schulte said the board is still looking for guidance on determining what counts as a local government. Cities and boroughs would be able to prohibit sales and businesses, but it’s unclear if unincorporated communities or village councils will also have that power.“At our July second meeting we put forth four questions for the legislature, and one of them had to do with that definition of local government as it pertains to the local options. So we haven’t really gotten clarity on that yet, and probably won’t until the next legislative session this winter,” Schulte said.Written comments will be accepted through November 1. The City of Dillingham is also looking for people to serve on its marijuana advisory committee.last_img read more

Nuclear threats will come back to bite you Donald Trump to

first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump warned Iran Wednesday its threats could “come back to bite” after Tehran vowed to exceed the maximum uranium enrichment level allowed by a landmark 2015 nuclear accord. “Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to ‘any amount we want’ if there is no new Nuclear Deal,” Trump tweeted, referring to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!” Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to Trump’s reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year. Rouhani said Wednesday’s decision to exceed the enrichment limit was in response to failure by other parties to the deal to keep up their promises and provide Iran relief from the US sanctions. The enrichment maximum set in the agreement is sufficient for power generation but far below the more than 90 per cent level required for a nuclear weapon.last_img read more

N Korea still a nuclear threat says Trump

first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks during an `Angel Families` immigration event at the White House in Washington, US, on 22 June 2018. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump on Friday cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month.After flying back to Washington last week, boasting of success, the US leader tweeted: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.””Sleep well tonight!” he added on 13 June, a day after the Singapore meeting.But a presidential declaration sent to Congress on Friday struck a different note as it explained why the administration would keep in place tough economic restrictions first imposed by former president George W Bush.”The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” it said.”I am continuing for one year the national emergency with respect to North Korea,” added the statement.Though the notice is considered pro forma, the disparity in tone reflects the work that US officials concede remains to be done as negotiators thrash out the details of Pyongyang’s disarmament.At their summit, Kim and Trump signed a pledge “to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of longstanding US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way.Critics have pointed to the vague wording of the non-binding summit document and raised fears that the summit could weaken the international coalition against the North’s nuclear programme.- More drills shelved -Also Friday, the US and South Korea agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange programme training exercises, to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, the Pentagon said.The move came after the two countries had previously announced the shelving of the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August, making good on a pledge by Trump during his summit.The decision followed a meeting between Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford, and National Security Advisor John Bolton.”To support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit, and in coordination with our Republic of Korea ally, Secretary Mattis has indefinitely suspended select exercises,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.Two Korean Marine Exchange Program training exercises scheduled to occur in the next three months have now been shelved.US and South Korean forces have been training together for years, and routinely rehearse everything from beach landings to an invasion from the North, or even “decapitation” strikes targeting the North Korean regime.Pyongyang typically reacts furiously. Following drills last year, the North fired ballistic missiles over Japan, triggering global alarm.last_img

Brexit set for delay as MPs vote to reject nodeal

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May speaks in Parliament following the vote on Brexit in London, Britain, on 13 March 2019. Photo: ReutersThe British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening prime minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June.After a day of high drama, lawmakers defied the government by voting 321 to 278 in favour of a motion that ruled out a potentially disorderly “no-deal” Brexit under any circumstances.It went further than the government’s position of keeping the threat of a “no-deal” Brexit on the negotiating table — a stance many in her party said was essential to push Brussels to make further concessions to the deal they have rejected.While the approved motion has no legal force and ultimately may not prevent a no-deal exit, it carries considerable political force, especially as it passed thanks to a rebellion by members of May’s own Conservative Party and her cabinet.May, who still insists it is not possible to rule out a no-deal Brexit entirely, said lawmakers would need to agree a way forward before an extension could be obtained.The European Commission repeated that a delay would indeed require a justification – but positive comments from Germany and Ireland suggested that EU members at last saw a prospect that a viable deal would be found, and were inclined to help.The pound rose more than 2 per cent on the rejection of ‘no-deal’ and was headed for its biggest daily gain this year.The government said there were now two choices – agree a deal and try to secure a short delay to Brexit, or fail to agree anything and face a much longer delay.May said her preference was for a short delay, which would mean the government trying to pass the deal she negotiated by the middle of next week.Third AttemptShe hopes to find a way to persuade hardline pro-Brexit lawmakers to back her deal at the third attempt, on the grounds that the alternatives offer a less clean break with the EU.But on Wednesday evening, senior eurosceptic lawmakers were defiant, with one, Steve Baker, declaring they would keep on voting against May’s deal if it was put forward again.Another eurosceptic Conservative lawmaker, Andrew Bridgen, said parliament no longer represented “the people”, who had voted for Brexit, by 52 per cent to 48, in a referendum in 2016.”This is very dangerous territory we are going into with regard to our democracy,” he told Reuters.In the text of a motion scheduled for a vote on Thursday, the government said if a deal was reached by 20 March, the day before an EU summit, Britain would ask for the Brexit negotiating period to be extended from 29 March, the date set in law, until 30 June, just before the new European Parliament meets.Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the House of Commons, speaks in Parliament, following the vote on Brexit in London, Britain, on 13 March 2019. Photo: ReutersIf no deal was agreed by 20 March, “then it is highly likely the European Council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections in May 2019”, the motion said.After Wednesday’s vote, the European Commission promptly restated its position that it was not enough for parliament to vote against leaving the European Union without a deal — it also needed to find a deal that lawmakers could accept.”Sign Of Reason”Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said the EU would want to know the purpose of any British delay, but added: “I think things look a bit brighter today than they did yesterday.”German foreign minister Heiko Maas welcomed the British vote as “a sign of reason”.The outcome of the vote angered many pro-Brexit members of the Conservative Party, who had wanted to retain the option of a “no-deal” exit as a bargaining chip, knowing that it would cause disruption in the EU as well as Britain.After two-and-a-half years of negotiations and two failed attempts to pass the Brexit deal that May agreed with the EU, the vote against a no-deal exit still leaves undecided how, when and on what terms Britain will leave the club it joined in 1973.After lawmakers crushed her deal for a second time on Tuesday, May said it was still the best option for leaving in an orderly fashion.If Britain does seek a delay, it will require the agreement of all the bloc’s other 27 members.The EU would prefer only a short extension, ending before EU-wide parliamentary elections on 24-26 May.May’s deal covers such issues as citizens’ rights, the status of the Irish border and Britain’s divorce bill from the EU. It takes Britain out of the EU single market and customs union, common fisheries and farm policies and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. It also offers a status-quo transition period in which to negotiate trade arrangements.Under a no-deal exit, there would be no transition period to soften the disruption to trade and regulations. Britain would quit the EU’s 500 million-strong single market and customs union and fall back on World Trade Organisation rules, which could mean tariffs on many imports and exports.last_img

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed

first_imgChronology of main developments in Sudan`s political crisis.AFP File PhotoSudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that doctors said has left 108 people dead.Security forces moved in to brutally disperse a protest sit-in on Monday.The Rapid Support Forces, paramilitaries said by rights groups to have their origins in the Janjaweed militias accused of abuses during the 16-year-old conflict in Darfur, are thought to have been largely behind the crackdown.The Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors close to the protest movement said on Wednesday that at least 108 people had been killed in the crackdown, including 40 whose bodies were recovered from the Nile, and more than 500 wounded.Sudan has been controlled by a military council since it ousted veteran president Omar al-Bashir in April after protesters demanded an end to his authoritarian rule before agreeing a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.But army ruler general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said following the crackdown that the agreement had been ditched and an election would take place within nine months — a plan rejected by demonstrators.On Wednesday, however, Burhan said those in “the military council open our arms to negotiate with no restriction”, an offer that the protest leaders were quick to reject.”The Sudanese people are not open for talks,” said Amjad Farid, a spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) which spearheaded protests that led to the ouster of Bashir.”The Sudanese people are not open to this TMC (Transitional Military Council) that kills people and we need justice and accountability before talks about any political process,” he told AFP.Farid said both the SPA and umbrella protest group the Alliance for Freedom and Change would “continue using all non-violent tools and civil disobedience in resisting the TMC”.The rejection came after the commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces accused of carrying out the deadly crackdown insisted the country would not be allowed to slip into “chaos”.”We will not allow chaos… we must impose the authority of the state through law,” Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy chief of the military council, told his forces in a televised address.Bloody massacreHospitals in Khartoum said they were struggling to cope with the number of wounded after security forces on Monday raided a weeks-long sit-in outside army headquarters.”The situation is very difficult. Most of the hospitals have taken in more casualties than they have capacity for,” a doctor who works at two hospitals in the city told AFP.”There’s a shortage of medical staff, a shortage of blood,” said the doctor, who asked not to be named.”Among the wounded there are still people in a serious condition and I expect the number of deaths to rise.”Total civil disobedienceThere was a heavy security presence as worshippers in some neighbourhoods came out to mark the Eid al-Fitr festival.In Omdurman, just across the Nile from Khartoum, security forces were seen patrolling in machine-gun mounted trucks.Protest leaders have called on their supporters to take part in “total civil disobedience” to topple the military council.On Wednesday, hundreds of residents of north Khartoum blocked off streets with rocks, and waited by them in silence, a witness told AFP.In the distance gunfire was heard.The United Nations said late Wednesday it was relocating some of its staff away from Khartoum, while Britain warned its citizens against all but essential travel and decided to pull non-essential staff from its embassy.International condemnationThe Sudanese Doctors Union accused security forces of attacks on hospitals and staff across the country, and alleged some women had been raped in an area of the capital without giving details of how the group had learned of the assaults.A push for the UN Security Council to condemn the killing of civilians and call on the military and protesters to work together was blocked by China, which was backed by Russia, during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.Eight European countries instead issued their own joint statement criticising “the violent attacks in Sudan by Sudanese security services against civilians”.The US called on the military rulers to “desist from violence” and urged talks with protesters to resume.Amnesty International called on the African Union and the UN to “take immediate action to hold the perpetrators of this violence accountable”.The British ambassador to Khartoum, Irfan Siddiq, called for an end to the internet outages that have plagued the country since the crackdown.”In these critical times it is essential that everyone can communicate, particularly to urge messages of keeping things calm and peaceful,” he tweeted.Top US envoy David Hale, under secretary of state for political affairs, underlined the importance of a transition to a civilian-led government in a phone call with the Saudi deputy defence minister, Khalid bin Salman, the State Department said.Saudi Arabia, a key backer of the military rulers, called for a resumption of “dialogue between the various parties of Sudan”.last_img

Full Show New Hemp Law The Food Scene In Katy And Broadways

first_imgListen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /00:00 On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A new Texas law regarding hemp is having some unintended consequences for how marijuana cases are handled.Also this hour: From President Trump’s plans for a parade and rally along the Washington Mall on the Fourth of July, to new developments in the races for Houston mayor and City Council, our local experts discuss the latest political news.Then, local food writers discuss the food scene in Katy in the latest installment of our monthly food segment The Full Menu.And we talk with two cast members from the touring production of Aladdin on stage now at the Hobby Center.We offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Traffic power to be blocked at Barasat stn on Dec 15 16

first_imgKolkata: Construction of a pedestrian subway in place of the level-crossing gate at Barasat station will lead to traffic and power block on December 15 and 16 in the Sealdah-Barasat section for over 20 hours. Consequently, Sealdah-Barasat bound Up & Down trains will short terminate/originate at Madhyamgram station platform No.2 as special trains during the block period and out of 112 EMU services, 46 trains will remain active. Bangaon-Barasat bound Up & Down trains will short terminate/originate at Barasat station platform No.5 as special trains and out of 100 EMU services, 25 trains will be active. Hasnabad-Barasat bound trains will also short terminate/originate at platform No.5 as special trains and out of 40 EMU services, 15 trains will remain active.last_img

Apple Says It Does Not Want to be an Elitist Company as

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Business Insider Apple’s COO Jeff Williams told students in North Carolina on Friday that Apple does not want to be an “elitist” company.As reported by Apple Insider, Williams gave a short speech at Elon University followed by a Q&A session. A student asked Williams about Apple’s plans to lower iPhone prices, citing a recent report which claimed the iPhone costs significantly less to manufacture than its sale price.”The stories that come out about the cost of our products [have been] the bane of my existence from the beginning of time, including our early days,” said Williams. “Analysts don’t really understand the cost of what we do and how much care we put into making our products.”Williams said he’s cognizant of the iPhone’s climbing price point,which means it has fallen behind in key markets where consumers have less disposable income. In India for example, Apple commands just 3% of market share.”We do not want to be an elitist company. That’s not — we want to be an egalitarian company, and we’ve got a lot of work going on in developing markets,” Williams said.His comments come after Apple has continued to raise the price of iPhones. The average selling price of the phones has increased by nearly 27% to $793 since 2010, helped in no small part by the $1,000 iPhone X. 2 min read February 25, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

First predictions for 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

first_imgPhoto: Weather.com Tropical cyclones are named when maximum sustained winds reach at least 40 mph, which is tropical storm status. Hurricane season for the Atlantic runs June 1 to November 30. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Of those storms, five to seven will likely be hurricanes with two to four of those becoming major hurricanes. He says that “This year, at least the climate pattern has the capability to produce several very strong storms and so people should not let their guard down,” adding “This year, just about all coastal areas look like they have equal chances.” He also says that meteorologists are forecasting two to four to hit the US this year. According to the World Meteorological Organization, names for the 2019 season are Andrés, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. According to Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, the 2019 Atlantic season will be a near-to-slightly-above normal season. He says that for this year, the Atlantic should see between 12 and 14 storms. center_img Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — With hurricane season around the corner, the first predictions for the 2019 Atlantic season have been released. An early Atlantic forecast by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) was released December 18, which called for a slightly below-average season. Their recent April update maintains that same forecast, with the TSR calling for a 20 percent less-active season than last year with 12 tropical storm and five hurricanes, two of which they predict to become major hurricanes. Kottlowski says that predictions for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season are taken from comparisons of previous or analog years. “Those are the areas that we will monitor very closely, not only in June, but because water temperatures are warm, we start looking at that even in April and May,” he said. Monitoring for the season will begin early, with meteorologists paying particular attention to the Southeast coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. “This year, we think that there will be a few less tropical storms and lower numbers in hurricanes, but again, the old saying is ‘it only takes one’,” said the AccuWeather expert. last_img read more


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