San Francisco: Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes is not just stopping at voicing his opinion favouring the break up of the social network. New reports suggests that he is in talks with influential US government officials who are evaluating the market power of the company. Hughes has argued in favour of breaking up Facebook from Instagram and WhatsApp — companies which the social network acquired, CNET reported on Thursday, citing The Washington Post and The New York Times. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year In an opinion piece in the NYT in May, Hughes said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has yielded “unchecked power” and influence “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government”. Zuckerberg, however, rejected these calls, saying the size of the social media giant was actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. Hughes’s lobbying efforts come at a time when the US Department of Justice’s anti-trust division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation or, otherwise, harmed consumers. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online, the US Department of Justice said this week. Facebook has agreed to pay a historic penalty of $5 billion to settle the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company deceived users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information.
MONTAGUE, P.E.I. – A high school has withdrawn from P.E.I. schools’ rugby league for the season following the death of a student athlete who sustained brain injuries on the field.Montague Regional High School has confirmed the death of Brodie McCarthy, 18, from a brain injury sustained during a rugby tournament in Summerside.“Brodie was one of the nicest kids you could ever meet,” Seana Evans-Renaud, the school’s principal, said in a phone interview Monday.She said McCarthy was injured during a routine play at the David Voye Memorial Rugby Tournament which resulted in bleeding from two different parts of his brain.He was taken to a Summerside hospital and then transported to Moncton, where doctors conducted surgery on his brain Friday night.On Saturday, doctors conducted a CAT scan which revealed no brain activity, Evans-Renaud said.Phil Bridges, school sport coordinator for the P.E.I. School Athletic Association, confirmed Monday that the Montague school’s boys and girls’ teams have withdrawn from their leagues for the season.He said that the association has cancelled or postponed rugby games that were scheduled for this week.“Out of respect for the family, for the Montague regional school, the community of Montague and the entire rugby community, the PEISAA has cancelled or postponed the games that were scheduled to be played this week,” Bridges said in a phone interview.Evans-Renaud said McCarthy’s parents donated his organs because, a month earlier, he expressed to them if anything were to happen to him, that’s what he would have wanted.“One of the teachers said, ‘You could never get mad at him.’ He was just always smiling, always being an all-around good guy, good friend and a good brother.”The teenager would have graduated in June.McCarthy was an avid athlete, Evans-Renaud said, and excelled in multiple sports. He helped lead the Kings County Kings Midget AAA hockey team to several victories during the 2017-2018 season.Rob Newson, the executive director of Hockey P.E.I., said he was saddened to hear about McCarthy’s death in a “freak accident.”The boy’s parents were very active in the hockey community; his father, David, was a coach for the midget AA team while mother Lisa was a trainer for the team as well, he said.“It’s going to impact the family and community for a long time to come. We share their pain within the hockey community as well,” Newson said. “When something like this happens, it impacts us all.”A GoFundMe page created to help cover the McCarthy family’s costs had already surpassed its $10,000 goal within 18 hours.According to Statistics Canada, rugby was the third most common sport in which 15- to 19-year-old males sustained concussions and other brain injuries between 2012 and 2014, behind ice hockey and football.In 2013, Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old high school rugby player from Ottawa, suffered two concussions in one week before sustaining a third during a rugby game that led to her death two days later.In March, Ontario passed Rowan’s Law, concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.— By Fadila Chater in Halifax
Justin Brake APTN NewsOn Monday, Tshaukuesh “Elizabeth” Penashue embarked on her annual trek to Nutshimit — the Innu term for “on the land” — but had to turn back after an incident that may have left her injured.A Facebook post by Penashue’s daughter-in-law Tuesday said the elder was on the back of a snowmobile trying to pass through slush on the ice when the snowmobile tipped over and Penashue hurt her knee.“She says that she didn’t want to go back home. She really wanted to stay out in Nutshimit. She says that there was a lot of slush on the ice which made the skidoo tip over while she was on the back of it,” Bernice Webber Penashue wrote in the Facebook post.“She said that she will wait for her sons to finish the Cain’s Quest [snowmobile] Race and talk to them with her family members about her walk. She is hoping she can still continue her walk if all is well with her knee. She is still waiting for results at the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.”For almost 20 years the respected Innu elder from Sheshatshiu First Nation has led the weeks-long journey into the Labrador backcountry as a way to highlight the importance of maintaining the traditional ways of the Innu, and of preserving Innu culture and identity.Among the greatest threats to loss of language, culture and traditions are large-scale industrial development projects in Nitassinan, the Innu word for “our land,” she said.Penashue cites the Voisey’s Bay mine and the Muskrat Falls hydro project as two projects where she feels government did not listen to the people and went ahead with developing on Innu lands in ways that would hurt Innu people.“Sometimes the government said, oh, the people, he don’t hunt, he don’t go anymore in the bush; it’s not true. It’s not true,” she said ahead of her walk, which began Monday afternoon.“We want to show government, Innu people…respect the land, animals, and the water. And my people, the children, young children — I don’t want the children get lost, our culture.”Penashue opens her walk to anyone who would like to join her, but she’s particularly interested in bringing along Innu youth, who she says are at risk of losing their identity.“I explain many times [to] my grandchildren — I said it’s very, very important, school, and our culture. You’re Innu. Don’t ever ever think, ‘I’m a white person’. No. You got to know, you Innu people. And you’ve got to learn. I don’t want you to get lost. Our culture is so important.”Fifteen-year-old Jolene Tshakapesh of Natuashish First Nation was one of several youth who are accompanying Penashue this year.She said Monday she was looking forward to “[going] hunting with Elizabeth,” and to “enjoy the nature.”Penashue said she wanted to show those joining her the traditional Innu ways of hunting and setting up camp in the woods — and that she planned to share stories before bed in the evenings.Lucas Meilach-Boston traveled to Sheshatshiu from Toronto; it was to be his second walk.“I just wanted to come back again and be part of it again, and be here to walk in solidarity with Innu people as they celebrate their culture and their heritage and show their strength,” he said Monday.“What Elizabeth wants from [the walk] is what I want to share, and that’s to show people how important the land is, and how important animals are, and how important the trees ard, and that the Innu people know how to respect those things, and that their way of life is strong — and that it’s important and still exists.”Penashue has long advocated for Innu rights in the face of colonial encroachment on Nitassinan and amid the ongoing dispossession of Innu people from their homeland.She has been arrested while defending her land from the harms of the NATO low-level flying exercises in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, and subsequently the Voisey’s Bay mine.In recent years she has been an outspoken critic of Muskrat Falls, which she says threatens the water Innu and wildlife depend on.In 2014, she wanted to walk to the Muskrat Falls site to visit the falls one last time before they were flooded. Nalcor Energy, the Crown corporation building the dam, denied her request.“Old people very sad what happened, like Muskrat Falls, and Voisey’s Bay. It damage our land, our river, and…we want to make government understand why the people always concerned.”Penashue and the approximately 12 others were planning to hike across Lake Melville to the base of the Mealy Mountains, where they would set up camp for a day or two before continuing into the mountains.The walk was to last three weeks.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A ‘Dust Advisory’ has been issued for Fort St. John due to high concentrations of particulate matter (PM10).The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with Northern Health, issued the ‘Air Quality Advisory’ which will remain in effect until further notice.Exposure to PM 10 is particularily a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted.If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider.Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of airpollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca.For more information on current air quality; CLICK HEREVisit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
23 April 2009The heads of the two United Nations food agencies announced today that they would bolster efforts to reduce the impact of the global financial crisis on the millions of hungry and poor in Ghana. Although Ghana has experienced success in bucking the trend of increasing numbers of people going hungry worldwide, the population of 23 million faces threats from the global financial crisis, rising inflation, hikes in food prices and climate related setbacks, such as floods and droughts, warned the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).According to FAO figures, the estimated number of undernourished people in the West African country dropped steadily from 5.4 million people between 1990 and 1992 to 3 million between 1995 and 97. Ghana witnessed a further decrease to 1.9 million hungry people in the general population during the 2003-2005 period although the situation for undernourished children did not improve.“The global financial crisis is a major threat to the progress that Ghana has made in the fight against hunger and poverty,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran during a joint four-day visit to the country with FAO. FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said that the country has shown that real progress against hunger, malnutrition and poverty “can be achieved through growth and diversity in agriculture and better access to food, but Ghana will need greater support in identifying and helping the millions of people who remain food insecure and vulnerable.”At the peak of the lean agricultural season in June and July, WFP and FAO will join forces to strengthen food security and nutritional well-being in the three northern regions of the country through the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, via a joint programme targeting approximately half a million people. The initiative includes land reforestation and the construction of irrigation systems and small dams. FAO and WFP will also collaborate on the Purchase for Progress scheme, designed to shift local procurement to smallholder farmers.
“This is a time for sport to play its role to help in rebuilding strong communities, overcoming the trauma and making sure that people have access to recreation and sports facilities necessary for their recovery and development,” said Adolf Ogi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, as he wrapped up a roundtable discussion held at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG).The meeting was organized in the framework of the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, and was hosted by Mr. Ogi and Claude Droussent, Editorial Director of L’Equipe, the French sports daily.According to the UN, several sports organizations have already pitched in. The International Volleyball Federation has announced a $3 million contribution to the recovery activities, and the International Rugby Board used proceeds from a North-South rugby match to grant a $3.35 million check to the World Food Programme (WFP).
It was bitterly cold, mentally exhausting and physically taxing, but in the end each moment spent sleeping outside was worth it for the Brock students who participated in last month’s 5 Days for the Homeless campaign.The initiative, which had students camped outside of the Mackenzie Chown Complex from March 12 to 16, raised close to $9,000 in monetary and non-perishable food donations in support of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold. Donations were collected until the end of March.Led by the Goodman Business Students’ Association, a Goodman School of Business Club, the event was part of a national campaign that strives to raise awareness of youth homelessness.Throughout the week, students gave up their beds, showers and hot meals, opting instead to sleep outside and eat only donated food. With the exception of homework and sharing their 5 Days for the Homeless experience through social media, they also gave up their use of technology and continued going to classes.The experience left Breanne Van Den Breemen feeling both lucky and thankful to have a bed to return home to.The 19-year-old Hamilton native has never known a life on the streets, but the cause remains close to her heart. Van Den Breemen has a close relative who experienced homelessness for many years and knows the toll it can take on a family.While the second-year Brock Bachelor of Arts student expected the 5 Days campaign to be eye-opening, she could not anticipate the shift in perspective she experienced.As she looks ahead to a career in teaching, Van Den Breemen says the experience has made her more mindful and respectful of her future students’ situations.“I want to go into the teaching profession and I know I’ll be working with students who are going through difficult personal circumstances,” she said.“There will always be a challenge in the classroom and although I recognize that I won’t know what every student is going through, participating in 5 Days for the Homeless has given me a greater respect for youth homelessness. Knowing that everyone has a different story is crucial to my future job as a teacher.”Van Den Breemen said it was difficult to continue going to class during the week while her eating and sleeping patterns were constantly disrupted, which ultimately affected her focus.“I’m grateful for this experience because it has made me more aware. At the end of the week I got to go home and sleep in my bed and there are a lot of people who don’t have the opportunity to do that,” she said.Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes said the national campaign gives students an opportunity for a life-changing experience.“The connections and interactions the students made during the campaign will change how people see homelessness and how it affects everyone in our community,” he said.“This is an incredible accomplishment and it’s clear that the efforts the students put into this campaign has reached into the hearts of the community and they have contributed in support of homelessness.”
Commuter frustration over cancelled services, delays and lengthy refurbishments has been blamed for a huge increase in violent incidents at railway stations across the country. It was the scene of a vicious attack on Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British ambassador, who was knocked unconscious by a teenager while boarding a train at Victoria tube station last year. London’s Victoria station was revealed to be the most dangerous in the UK, with 250 violent incidents reported to police by passengers over the past 12 months. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information revealed that some of Britain’s busiest stations have seen incidents almost double over the past four years. Stratford, Liverpool…
Pour séduire la femelle, les guppys s’entourent de compagnons peu attrayantsLorsqu’il s’agit de trouver une partenaire d’accouplement, les guppys mâles se rapprochent de leurs semblables moins attrayants pour se distinguer de la masse, selon une nouvelle étude. Lorsqu’il y a une femelle en jeu, mieux vaut s’entourer de laids compagnons. Telle semble la devise adoptée par les guppys, petits poissons colorés d’aquarium. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de Padoue, en Italie, a récemment mis en évidence la tendance de monsieur guppy à se rapprocher de ses comparses aux couleurs plus ternes que les siennes lorsqu’une partenaire potentielle entre en scène. En cause : la fixation des femelles pour les grandes taches aux couleurs flamboyantes.”Les mâles choisissent délibérément le contexte social qui maximise leur attrait relatif” souligne l’étude récemment publiée dans la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society. Clelia Gasparini, auteur principale, développe dans un communiqué : “Si vous êtes entouré par des amis laids, on vous remarque d’avantage”. De quoi inspirer les séducteurs en quête d’une partenaire en ce jour de la Saint Valentin…The Bachelor version Guppy Pour en arriver à une telle conclusion, les chercheurs ont mené une série d’expériences sur des guppys sauvages selon un protocole digne des plus grandes émissions de téléréalité. Le principe : un mâle guppy célibataire doit choisir entre deux prétendantes placées à chaque extrémité d’un aquarium. La première est entourée d’une foule de beaux mâles aux couleurs chatoyantes tandis que la deuxième, moins chanceuse, doit se contenter d’un harem aux teintes bien plus fades. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Lorsque le célibataire est placé au milieu de l’aquarium, celui-ci a tendance à passer plus de temps avec la deuxième prétendante. Certains sujets ont même été jusqu’à dépenser 62% de leur temps aux côtés de cette candidate. Selon les chercheurs, plus le sujet passe de temps avec la femelle entourée de mâles ternes et plus il augmente ses chances de pouvoir être choisi comme partenaire d’accouplement. Une technique qui semble donc plutôt bien rodée. (Crédit photo : Clelia Gasparini)Le 14 février 2013 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, dr. lisa indar, tourism symposium, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2014 – The Turks and Caicos Tourism Symposium welcomes Dr. Lisa Indar, who is a Programme Manager with CARPHA. Dr. Indar, on day one, will focus on: “Health and Tourism, Emerging threat to the Tourism Industry in the Region; a Health Pandemic.” Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid
Select members of the 2014 class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders met earlier this month in Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Del.Adam Cloninger (AR); Andrew and Savannah Moore (GA); Matt Hinderer (MI); Michael Petefish (MN); Joe Ericson (ND); Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin (TN) and Jonathan Gibbs (WI) participated in the ASA Board of Directors Meeting, Legislative Issues Forum and made Hill visits with their respective states. Young Leaders then traveled to Wilmington, Del. where they toured DuPont’s Stine Haskell Research Facility, interacted with Rik Miller, DuPont Crop Protection president, and Ed Makowski, director of marketing. Young Leaders also toured DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms. The Washington and Wilmington program is an optional final phase of the ASA DuPont Young Leader Programs. Participants submitted an application to participate.ASA is currently seeking nominees for the 2015 Class of Young Leaders who will meet at DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 18-21, 2014 and continue their training Feb. 24 – 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic.Applications are being accepted online here. One grower or grower couple will be selected from each of ASA’s 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario.
US Tech Policy Aug 7 • Trump’s emissions and fuel economy rollbacks will cost Americans money, study says See All • More on trains US Tech Policy Share your voice reading • Trains not planes? The Green New Deal’s rail controversy explained Tags Comments Aug 6 • Trump says he’s watching Google ‘very closely,’ slams CEO Sundar Pichai Jul 28 • Apple’s Q3 earnings are all about the iPhone 11 hints What the proposal saysHere’s the actual text of the proposal: “…overhauling transportation systems in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible, including through investment in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and manufacturing; clean, affordable and accessible public transit; and high-speed rail.” Since the actual GND proposal doesn’t say we should do away with airplanes — because of course we can’t, nor should we — I’ll leave it to others to discuss the FAQ versus the actual Green New Deal. If you want to form your own opinion, read the text in the official PDF. The case for high-speed railAs someone who’s covered the subject for a while, my opinion is simple: Expanding our high-speed rail network makes sense in some parts of the country.Of course it has its share of problems in the US. We’re a big country, and planes will likely always be a more popular option than trains when for traveling from New York to LA or, yes, to Alaska or Hawaii. And like most big government projects, high-speed rail has high costs — the California High Speed Rail project, for example, is already well over budget and behind schedule. Rail systems in the US are traditionally run by governments rather than corporations, and so are inherently political. (The only private passenger train company in the US recently went public to cover costs.) And current rail systems in the US are plagued by limited routes and low-speed diesel locomotives. I still think high-speed rail in the US is a good idea for many reasons. The reduction in fossil fuel usage is certainly one of them. The California HSR project, for instance, aims to run on 100 percent renewable energy. In all the regions where high-speed rail is being seriously considered, the majority of power is generated by cleaner methods than the gasoline that’s burned by cars or airplanes. California High-Speed Rail AuthorityInfrastructure improvements are generally something both sides of the aisle can get behind, and our aging rail network, not to mention bridges and rail crossings, is in desperate need of work. It pains me to say it, but if you visit countries like Japan, France, even China, our bridges, roads and rails seem archaic and shockingly dilapidated. Studies have found that high-speed rail is an economic benefit overall, despite the initial costs. There are also benefits to cities themselves by reducing traffic and increasing growth to a region, not just the city itself. This has been found true in regions that already have significant high-speed rail, such as Europe and China. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey last week unveiled the Democrats’ Green New Deal, a nonbinding resolution with the goal of curbing greenhouse emissions while creating jobs and improving infrastructure. One part of this proposal stuck out to me as part of my coverage of train transportation tech here at CNET: That one way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions was to invest and expand our high-speed rail network. How timely, I thought — I just wrote about that. But this aspect of the Green New Deal was also one of the most ridiculed. Here’s why. Trains over planes?Much of the discussion around the Green New Deal’s high-speed rail proposals revolves around one line: “…build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” If you think this is a ridiculous concept, you’re not alone. Countless media outlets across the political spectrum found much amusement with that line. Except… the Green New Deal doesn’t actually say that (see the full text in this PDF). The above quote is from an overview FAQ sent out by Ocasio-Cortez’s office, not the proposal itself. This FAQ since been taken down. Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen? Are US trains really that bad? It’s complicated I crossed 3 countries in 14 hours on 4 trains and a bus. And I’m not dead. Charger into the future: Inside Amtrak’s new 4,400 hp locomotive High-speed trains in the US 14 Photos Rails and runways Say what you want about Ocasio-Cortez, but she certainly pushes the debate. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a nationwide conversation about a sweeping environmental policy. Her popularity is in part due to her vocally standing up for liberal policies in a Democratic party that is, overall, not nearly as liberal as conservative pundits like to claim. Which brings us back to the Green New Deal, at least the small part we’re talking about here. This isn’t law, merely a nonbinding resolution. That means that even if it were to pass — which it probably won’t because Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not a fan and the Republican-controlled Senate won’t take it up — it doesn’t create any new laws or programs. What it does is start a conversation, one that many Democratic 2020 hopefuls are interesting in having. By starting the conversation from the left, whatever policy that results could be more centrist than if the policy started in the center, and got pulled more to the right.And as far as trains go, many of the most likely areas for high-speed rail are either well into the planning stages, or in the case of California, already being built. High-speed rail between New York and Los Angeles will never make sense. But between New York and Chicago? Portland and Vancouver via Seattle? Houston and Dallas? There are many city pairs that do make sense for high-speed rail. China, Japan, France, Spain, Italy and more countries all have city pairs with similar populations and distances as these that are already served by high-speed rail. My guess is most people in the US would also appreciate the option of not having to go through the hassle of an airport to take shorter trips. A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is an added bonus. It just comes down to a serious desire and push to do it, which is one thing the Green New Deal wants to create. At the very least, it has certainly enlivened the discussion. As well as covering TV and other display tech, Geoff does these tours of cool museums and locations around the world including nuclear submarines, massive aircraft carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards and more. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, Instagram and on his travel blog BaldNomad. He also wrote a bestselling sci-fi novel. Aug 6 • President Trump wants social media to catch shooters before they strike. It’s going to be hard 52 Politics Sci-Tech Roadshow
Hyderabad: The Congress is mulling on the stand to be taken on the Telangana Liberation Day to be celebrated on September 17 to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state. According to party sources, the issue has come for discussion during a meeting of PCC leaders on the arrangements to be made to celebrate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi last week. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The sources said that the party is yet to chalk out a strategy on neutralising the BJP effect with the help of Liberation Day. They said that the party would pose a question to Telangana Rashtra Samithi about its stand on the Liberation Day. They reminded that during the Telangana movement, TRS has demanded the erstwhile combined Andhra Pradesh governments for the official celebration of Liberation Day.
A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Ukto village of Chuadanga sadar upazila early Saturday, reports UNB.Deceased Ruhul Amin, 48, son of a certain late Mofiz Uddin, resident of sadar municipal area is a drug trader and also accused in 16 drug related cases, said police.Being tipped off that a consignment of drug would be smuggled through the village, a patrol team of police took position at a bamboo grove, said Abu Zihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of sadar police station.When a gang of drug traders carrying sacks full of drugs was crossing the area around 2:00am, the police team challenged them, he said.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.After 15-minute of gunfight, when the drug traders fled the scene, police recovered bullet-hit Ruhul Amin and took him to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where physicians declared him dead.Three policemen including a sub-inspector were also injured, said the OC adding that the team also recovered a one-shooter gun, two round bullets, two sharp weapons and a sack of phensedyl from the spot.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 50, the rights body said on its website.
Associated PressACCRA, Ghana (AP) – Officials opened an investigation into the Boeing 727 cargo plane that crashed at Ghana’s international airport killing at least 10 people after it slammed through a fence and onto a nearby street, the country’s transit company said Sunday.Doreen Owusu Fianko, the chief executive of the Ghana Airport Co., said the group has discounted airport equipment failure as one of the causes of the crash. She said they were open to outside help on the investigation. “We are grateful to all of them,” Mills said at the clinic.Dr. Nana Ako-Bruce, the medical director of the clinic, said the four crew members were Nigerian.Billy Anaglate, spokesman for the Ghana Fire Service, said that all 10 people were killed on impact. He identified the plane as an Allied (Air) Cargo plane.Fianko said the plane was coming from Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, when it crashed after a failed landing attempt. She said that operations at the airport had returned to normal after the crash Saturday.Ghana, a nation of more than 25 million in West Africa, has not had a major airplane crash in recent years. The last air emergency the country had was in June 2006, when a TAAG Linhas Aereas De Angola flight to Sao Tome hit birds during takeoff. The plane landed safely and none of the 28 people onboard were injured.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “We would not hesitate to seek external assistance to unravel the cause and to take lessons from that,” she said.Saturday’s crash occurred in Accra near Kotoka International Airport, which sits near newly built high-rise buildings and hotels. Witnesses said the plane first smashed through the fence that runs around the airport before hitting a bus.Randy Banahene, a taxi driver who saw the crash, said an explosion sound was heard when the plane hit a wall. He said the plane landed on its belly across a road, its nose nicked and tail bent with punctures on its side, just yards from a residential neighborhood.Families gathered at the hospital mortuary late Saturday night to identify bodies. Among them were family members of 27-year-old Castro Abuchor, who they said was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by the plane and killed.The others were killed while riding in the minibus that was hit by the plane, officials said.Mortuary manager Woi Boamah Mensah at the 37 Military Hospital said that eight of the 10 dead have been identified. Hospital staff had earlier said that nine of the dead were men, and one was a woman.Ghana President John Atta Mills on Sunday visited the four plane crew members who are receiving treatment at the airport clinic after surviving the crash. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments Share Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family
4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Comments Share Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “So I am glad that the public has now paid close attention to what I have been saying again and again for a long time … we will have to concern ourselves in the middle of next year with new measures for Greece.”(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Schaeuble was quoted as telling Germany’s Handelsblatt daily that the prospect of further aid is being held out on condition that Greece fulfills its obligations “and in the expectation that this will be about far smaller sums than to date, because Greece will then already have a primary surplus.”He said he can’t name any specific figures or measures and that decisions will have to be made next year, but again rejected the idea of a second debt writedown for Greece following a massive debt restructuring deal agreed with private sector bondholders last year.Asked where the money for a further Greek aid package would come from, Schaeuble said that hasn’t been decided but noted that the eurozone’s rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, “is far from exhausted.”Germany’s opposition has seized on Schaeuble’s comments about Greece to attack the government’s credibility ahead of Sept. 22 elections. But officials are insisting the minister was really saying nothing new, noting that they have long said more aid was likely.Schaeuble said it was “nonsense” to assert that he was hiding anything.“I don’t want it said of me after the election, independently of how it goes and what I personally do afterward, that I didn’t tell the truth before the election,” he was quoted as saying. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s finance minister said in an interview published Friday that he expects a future aid package for Greece to be much smaller than the country’s existing rescue deals.In two bailout packages so far, Greece’s European partners and the International Monetary Fund have committed 240 billion euros ($320 billion) in loans. This week, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said there will have to be another aid program after the current one expires next year.
Comments Share Patients with chronic pain give advice New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Sponsored Stories Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets flying from a base in Turkey’s southeast have struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria for the second straight night, Turkish news reports said Saturday. The fighter jets also hit camps of Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq, the reports said.There was no immediate official confirmation of the airstrikes reported by the state-run TRT television and other media. If confirmed, it would be the first time Turkey has struck Kurds in northern Iraq since a peace deal was announced in 2013 between Ankara and the rebel group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. The private Dogan news agency said the Turkish jets were targeting PKK training facilities, shelters and anti-aircraft batteries in northern Iraq.Tensions have flared with Kurds in recent days after an IS suicide bombing in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc on Monday killed 32 people. Kurdish groups blame the Turkish government for not combatting IS.On Wednesday, the PKK claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish policemen near the Kurdish majority city of Sanliurfa, near the Syrian border.In other attacks, seven police officers were injured after suspected PKK militants hurled a small bomb at a police station in Bismil town, near the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, the Dogan news agency reported Friday. Assailants also hurled a small bomb at officers inside a police vehicle in the town of Semdinli, near the border with Iraq, the agency said.Turkey started attacking IS positions after the suicide bombing and an IS ambush that killed a Turkish soldier.On Friday, three F-16 jets struck IS targets that included two command centers and a gathering point near the Turkish border in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine IS militants were killed in the raids. In a related development, Turkey announced Friday that it was allowing its air bases to be used by the U.S.-led coalition forces for operations against IS extremists.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Parents, stop beating yourself up Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall
Former deputy police chief Andreas Kyriacou pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three charges relating to violation of confidentiality and circulation of classified material.President Nicos Anastasiades fired Kyriacou in May after the attorney-general announced he appeared to have been behind the unauthorised leak of confidential information, including a tip from Serbian Interpol regarding an assassination attempt, and was the likely leaker of a 2015 internal report on preventing and combating corruption to an MP and the media.Clerides drew his conclusions from the findings of a probe carried out by three independent criminal investigators in the possible involvement of police officers in cases of corruption.The investigation was prompted by a letter by police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou laying out evidence gathered in the process of investigating a quadruple murder in Ayia Napa last June, in which a police sergeant was one of the victims while another was seriously injured.Following the shooting, classified information concerning the handling of the case by police was leaked to the media.According to the findings, the only person who could have leaked that information, contained in a Nicosia Interpol file, was Kyriacou.Kyriacou is also suspected to have been the source of the leak of a 2015 report which had been classified as a service document and was intended only for internal police use.A copy of the report was presented last June however, by an MP at the House ethics committee and parts of it were published in a newspaper the next day.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
A documentary crew has just finished in Paphos, filming an upcoming programme about the disappearance of British chef Claudia Lawrence, who was last seen in 2009 and had visited Cyprus on a number of occasions.The episode is part of a three-part documentary series on British TV’s Channel 5 examining unsolved disappearances titled Missing or Murdered?Claudia Lawrence’s story will feature in episode three, due to be broadcast later this year or early 2020.March 18, 2019 marked 10 years since the 35-year-old disappeared without a trace in York, England. She was reported missing to North Yorkshire Police (NYP) after she failed to arrive at work, police later treating her disappearance as suspected murder.Following her disappearance, police investigations focused on the route between her home on Heworth Road and the University of York, where she worked as a chef. The missing woman’s passport was found at her flat.In September 2009 police extended the search to Cyprus and NYP officers said that Lawrence knew several people who lived here. British police officers visited Cyprus in September 2009 to carry out interviews, focusing particularly on the area of Coral Bay and Peyia.No Cypriots were sought in connection with the case and nothing was reported as coming from the visit.Of the three episodes, which each feature different people, the missing chef’s episode has proven to be the most challenging so far, ‘shooting series producer and director’ Robin Anderson told the Cyprus Mail.“I think it’s been tough, particularly to find interviewees. People want to move on with their lives, and in the UK, on a crime watch programme, the policeman in charge of the enquiry at the time created a tabloid frenzy by a comment that he made about Claudia.”This has led to a reluctance to speak to the media and the comment of her ‘mysterious and complex’ relationships spoken about by the police did not correlate with the impression held by friends of Claudia either in Cyprus or the UK, and understandably upset the Lawrence family.The NYP has refused to speak to the documentary makers“The NYP police won’t talk to us and aren’t really media-friendly as they received a trouncing over comments that were previously made,” Anderson said.He added that the police won’t comment on the case as it is in the “reactive phase” but will only be “re-energised” if new evidence is apparent.The filmmakers haven’t had much luck with the Cyprus police either. An interview arranged with the head of Peyia police was subsequently cancelled.“Initially the Cyprus police didn’t get back to us and when they did, they shut us down and wouldn’t talk to us at all. The reason given by police in Nicosia is that the investigation is still live, although it’s not really live in that way, it’s dormant until any further information comes to light.”He added that the missing woman’s parents have taken part in the documentary as they feel that they owe it to their daughter and that obviously there is a hope that something will come from it.The filmmakers have been speaking to locals in Coral Bay who may remember the story or may have been friends with Claudia.Researcher James Pepper said: “People remember the story but as Coral Bay is popular with tourists there are so many people passing through, and Claudia is just another face.”It was reported that the last text message received by Lawrence before her disappearance was from a male friend that lived in Cyprus.At the time, a friend of hers told the BBC that Claudia was very fond of the island. “Claudia absolutely loved it there, really loved it. She said she felt really comfortable,” she said.In 2009, the Cyprus Mail visited Coral Bay to speak to locals, bar owners and bar staff and taxi drivers to see if they recognised the missing woman from a photograph. Many said that they recognised her as a holidaymaker and one said he had seen her going into a bar with a man, but that it was at least six months previously.According to the NYP website North Yorkshire Police’s commitment and determination to solve the case and bring closure for Claudia’s loved-ones is undiminished by the passage of time.Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, head of the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team, led a comprehensive review of the original investigation between the autumn of 2013 to the beginning of 2017.Despite four men being arrested for murder in connection with the 35-year-old’s disappearance, the Crown Prosecution Service abandoned proceedings against them in 2016, due to a lack of evidence.Police believe the only way of cracking the case now is for someone to come forward with some new evidence. On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance in March Malyn said: “It remains the case that we strongly suspect key and vital information is being withheld that could provide the breakthrough that we all want to see.“As with some recent cold case successes, the breakthrough has come from the public and we still have confidence that this will be the case.”If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cyprus MailYou May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?UndoTales from the Coffeeshop: Lies, lies and holy revelationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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