No casualty in Kashmir after withdrawal of special status: ex-J&K governor

first_imgFormer Jammu & Kashmir Governor and newly-appointed Governor of Goa Satya Pal Malik said here on Thursday there hadn’t been a single casualty in Kashmir since the withdrawal of the special powers and there was a change in the people’s attitude in the Valley.Mr. Malik, who was the chief guest at the 50th International Film Festival of India closing ceremony, said he came to Goa only three weeks ago and was in Kashmir before that, where he would remember a ghazal from Pakeezah (1972) every night before sleeping. “There’s a line in it, which was particularly relevant during my time in Kashmir, ‘Aaj ki raat bachenge to sahar dekhenge [If we survive this night then we will see the morning]’,” said Mr. Malik.After the withdrawal of the special status, he said, there was is peace in the Valley. “Earlier, if there was any little activity in Kashmir, 50 people used to die in one go because they used to be instigated and the police used to shoot them but today after Article 370 was removed, not one bullet has been fired,” said Mr. Malik.“When I used to discuss with bureaucrats that we may have to revoke Article 370, they would scare us that we will have to shoot a thousand people and even the local police might revolt. But just a week after revoking 370, I went to the markets and public places and there was peace so much so that a boy walked up to me and said ‘Come I will make you tea’,” he said. J&K Governor from August 2018 to October 2019, Mr. Malik said during his tenure, he made a public offer to the youth of the Valley to drop guns. “Some used to tell them that they neither love India, Pakistan, Hurriyat or the two parties in Kashmir. But they were taught if you shoot, you will get jannat [heaven]. That is why I said I don’t know if you will attain jannat by killing but if you develop Kashmir, then you will die as a good Muslim and maybe you will get a second wife after you die,” said Mr. Malik.last_img read more

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Shorter season? Shorter games? Silver ponders NBA format

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess If it even keeps an 82-game season.Silver mentioned everything from shorter games to a shorter season Friday as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The format we have in place now — I’m a traditionalist on one hand, but on the other hand it’s 50 years old or so, presenting an 82-game season, and there’s nothing magical about it,” Silver said.“I think it’s on the league office to always be challenging the way we do things, to be paying attention to changing viewer habits, a changing marketplace, a new world of the way media is presented, often on smaller devices, less on screens, people having shorter attention spans, and saying, ‘This is an incredible game, it’s never been more exciting, the athleticism has never been greater, fantastic players coming from all around the world, but what’s the best way to put the season together?’” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “That’s why I’m particularly interested in looking at different kinds of formats — at midseason tournaments, for example, play-in tournaments — because even accepting that players have so many miles on their bodies, there may be better ways to present it,” Silver said. “Assuming guys are going to play 82 games, maybe there should be a certain number of games in the regular season and then there should be two tournaments throughout the season.”He acknowledged that model would require a change of thinking in American fans, who are used to only caring about the winner of the NBA Finals.Silver also mentioned the possibility of trimming games from 48 minutes to 40, which is the length of college and international games.He cautioned that none of the changes he discussed after the league’s Board of Governors meetings were close to being implemented, and would continue to be studied within the league, perhaps for a few years.“Part of it is just the formality that they need to be negotiated with the Players Association, but even if the Players Association came to us and said, ‘You guys know best, what is it you want,’ I wouldn’t know how to answer it,” Silver said. “I think it’s going to require a lot more research, a lot more thoughtfulness on behalf of the teams, players and the league working together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Silver has focused on player health as commissioner, opening the regular season earlier to reduce the frequency of back-to-back games, and lengthening the All-Star break.But players are still sitting out games throughout the season — either by their choice or because their teams are requiring it — often for reasons being listed as load management.“I think a fair point from fans could be if ultimately the science suggests that 82 games is too many games for these players, maybe you shouldn’t have an 82-game season,” Silver said. “I accept that, and that’s something we’ll continue to look at.”Fewer games could mean less revenue, unless they could be replaced by something that would generate as many or more viewers. Tournaments could be an answer, even if 82 games remains the format.Silver has pointed to European soccer as something that could bring new interest to the NBA by offering teams more opportunities to win something, instead of just having one champion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver spoke to the media on Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York after a meeting of the NBA’s Board of Governors. He mentioned shorter games or a shorter season as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)NEW YORK — The future of NBA basketball could look like European football.Tournaments that take place during the season along with league games intrigue Commissioner Adam Silver as a way to change the format of the NBA’s 82-game season.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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Extremity x-ray

first_imgDefinitionAn extremity x-ray is an image of the hands, wrist, feet, or all of these areas. The term “extremity” often refers to a human hand or foot.X-rays are a form of radiation that pass through the body to form an image on film. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will appear white. Air will be black, and other structures will be shades of gray.How the test is performedThe test is done in a hospital radiology department or in the health care providers office by an x-ray technologist.You will need to hold still as the x-ray is taken. You may be asked to change position, so more x-rays can be taken.How to prepare for the testTell the health care provider if you are pregnant. Remove all jewelry from the area being imaged.How the test will feelIn general, there is no discomfort. You may be slightly uncomfortable while the hand or foot is put in place for the x-ray.Why the test is performedYour health care provider may order this test if you have signs of a fractures, tumors, or degenerative conditions in a hand, foot, or wrist.Normal ValuesThe x-ray shows normal structures for the age of the patient.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:Bone conditions that get worse over time (degenerative)Bone tumorBroken bone (fracture)Dislocated boneOsteomyelitisOther conditions for which the test may be performed:ClubfootTo detect foreign objects in the bodyWhat the risks areadvertisementThere is low-level radiation exposure. X-rays are monitored and regulated to provide the minimum amount of radiation exposure needed to produce the image. Most experts feel that the risk is low compared with the benefits.Pregnant women and children are more sensitive to the risks of an x-ray.ReferencesClement J. Basic imaging techniques. In: DeLee JC, Drez DJr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 13.Review Date:10/14/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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first_imgA divisive legacyThirty three years after her assassination, Indira Gandhi remains a polarising figure and the subject of Sagarika Ghose’s new book.Sagarika Ghose What was the most surprising thing you learnt about Mrs Gandhi?I didn’t know she was so sporty and so much of an outdoors person! She could ski,,A divisive legacyThirty three years after her assassination, Indira Gandhi remains a polarising figure and the subject of Sagarika Ghose’s new book.Sagarika Ghose  What was the most surprising thing you learnt about Mrs Gandhi?I didn’t know she was so sporty and so much of an outdoors person! She could ski, ride, swim, trek, loved dogs (always had more than one dog) and headed a bird watchers’ society. She was also very interested in insects and kept plastic butterflies and a life-size cockroach on her table.Do you believe Narendra Modi is modelling himself on her?I don’t know whether he is consciously modeling himself on her, but their styles are very similar. The supremo cult in party and government, reaching out to the people in a direct populist embrace, clashing with institutions like judiciary and media, and yes increasingly isolated and hardly able to trust anyone.What about her still foxes you?She was an incredibly paradoxical person-that’s why I wrote those letters to her in the book, because there were so many things about her that I found mystifying. How could someone as astute as her not see what she was doing by encouraging Sanjay the way she did? Or building up a Bhindranwale and then sending the army into a place of worship? Her contradictory personality intrigues me.Writing about such a polarising figure in such polarised times…There’s a stereotype about me that I’m a “libtard” “Congi”, so many people assumed that I was writing a particular kind of book. It’s a challenge because I wanted to bring Indira Gandhi alive, warts and all, as a living, breathing flesh and blood woman, not a member of a party. My book is emphatically not a hagiography, nor is it a vilification. I wanted readers to read about Indira the person and the politician, not look for my so-called “biases” or “agendas”, particularly because I really don’t have any.advertisementBy Kaveree BamzaiBooksWho Me, Poor? Entertaining and insightful take on urban poor by former India Today staffer and writing powerhouse Gayatri Jayaraman. Published by Bloomsbury India; 192 pages; Rs 399The Ring of Truth: Myths of Sex and Jewellery Wendy Doniger takes us on tour of jewellery, from Shakuntala to Marilyn Monroe, Sita to Nora Ephron. Published by Oxford University Press; 424 pages; Rs 80050 Cups of Coffee  Khushnuma Daruwala recreates the experiences of a 30-something woman who signs up on a dating website, looking to get married. Published by Penguin Random House; 224 pages; Rs 250Cinema of sleazeMisogyny in the Indian film industry is alive and well. The abduction and molestation of a Malayalam actress made news when Malayalam channels recently aired an audio recording of an alleged blackmail call that was received by now arrested actor Dileep’s close aide. With women’s roles both on and off screen becoming a more glaring cause for concern, National Award winning film editor Bina Paul sheds light on the situation as it stands and the slow, but sure way forward.By Asmita Bakshi Tell us about the Collective.Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is a group of women professionals in the Malayalam film industry that have come together to address issues of gender and ensure that it becomes a profession of equal opportunity and equitable space of gainful employment for women.The arrest of Dileep is a step in the right direction. Your take on how the entire incident unfolded?Yes, we believe that the enquiry is being carried out with care and appropriate seriousness. Our concern is our colleague and ensuring that this never happens again. We hope that this indeed will not only be a deterrent but also an opportunity to relook at many entrenched values.How can one combat the rampant sexism and skewed gender ratio in the film industry?The problem seems to be twofold- one is the notion of women and technology. A sense that women are technologically retarded and cannot handle what the male mind can. The other is a traditional notion of the film industry being associated very strongly with earlier artistic traditions like the Devdasis, the mujra dancers, who were marginalised and considered outsiders with an additional moral labelling. Women in cinema were always the ‘other’. Respectability, a catchword for the middle class, was never accorded to women working in cinema. The (in)famous casting couch syndrome starts right there. In Kerala, with a huge middle class, women find it hard to break this notion of the profession and find it difficult to choose to work in the industry. Unfortunately, conditions within the profession also are not conducive to inclusiveness.advertisementSocietyPeriod DramaMumbai-based media company Culture Machine announced FOP earlier this month-A First Day of Period leave policy and it set the discourse rolling. With increased awareness about menstrual health and several protests against taxes levied on sanitary napkins, the announcement created quite a stir. The jury’s still out on this one, but it is being seen as a welcome step by most.SportsRunning ahead The captain of the Indian cricket team, 34-year-old, Mithali Raj created a world record this month by becoming the first player to cross 6,000 runs in the history of women’s ODI during the ICC World Cup match against Australia. Raj’s accolade finally put women’s cricket on the map, and more importantly, gave women’s sport the recognition and attention it requires back home.last_img read more

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Maxim to showcase adaptive manufacturing, wearables and automotive solutions

first_imgAt electronica, Maxim Integrated Products will showcase compact, intelligent and power-reducing solutions in manufacturing convergence, wearable healthcare and automotive, along with the company’s high-performance building blocks.Industrial convergence is driving the needs for increasingly intelligent and efficient automated factories. At electronica, Maxim will highlight semiconductor innovations designed to bring greater manufacturing control throughout the digital factory, intelligent buildings and refineries. Live demonstrations related to Industry 4.0 include integrated soccer ball factory demonstrating Industry 4.0 principles and digital IO, IO-Link and Universal IO that bring intelligence to the factory edge.Building a wearable healthcare product for the wrist that can provide real-time exchange of accurate health data, assessment of chronic conditions and evaluation of overall well-being can be challenging and time-consuming.  Maxim’s Health Sensor Platform 2.0 brings the ability to monitor electrocardiogram, heart rate and body temperature to a wrist-worn wearable, saving up to six months in development time.More efficient power management is an imperative for automotive manufacturers as they accelerate adoption of cameras, sensors, microprocessors, LEDs and other electronic components for advanced driver assistance systems, high-performance lighting and infotainment. Maxim’s MAX20092 matrix manager accelerates adoption of higher-current LEDs in front lighting applications. Automotive demonstration highlights include automotive-grade USB charging, reliable back-up power for emergency eCall applications, greater security and authentication for ADAS sensors.A relentless desire to innovate across broad application areas is driving the need for ultra-low power consumption, precise data conversion and rugged connectivity. Maxim technology experts will also have multiple talks at the conference covering the application and technology areas discussed above.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Seica to present power and performance of new VIVA Next platform at electronicaNext Green Hills: secure virtualization for NXP i.MX 8 and 8X applications processorslast_img read more

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CEO Switches Fields

first_imgHe is used to leading the sport of Touch Football, but it’s a nice change for Touch Football Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire to be competing at the 2013 New South Wales State Cup. Maguire is representing the Jerrabomberra Storm Men’s 40’s team at the State Cup and is enjoying being able to compete in the sport that he loves. “It’s really good, it’s nice to just take a day, get back to the grassroots and enjoy playing and participating in sport, and I can’t lie, it’s not too bad not having any responsibility,” Maguire said. When Maguire and his young family started playing in the Jerrabomberra Touch Association’s competitions earlier in the year, little did he think he would be traveling to Port Macquarie as part of the Men’s 40’s team for the State Cup. But he was more than happy to help out the affiliate and put on the boots for the weekend. “I started playing at Jerrabomberra in the winter with quite a few friends and my little girl and just really started to enjoy the competition. When they said they were trying to put a 40’s Men’s team together, I hadn’t played for a while and loved the competition and loved the people playing there and all of the hard work they do so I thought if it helps them get a side together then I am in.”“I really enjoy it, it’s a small competition in the winter I think there was only eight teams but in summer they are running quite a few different competitions but the one I’m playing in, my little girl plays first and then we play in a mum and dads and kids comp, there’s only four teams but the kids enjoy it and it’s just a really good atmosphere.”When asked if his stint at the State Cup could turn into further representative honours, namely the 2015 World Cup, Maguire said he’s definitely happy to be off the field.  “I can tell you in the last 10 minutes of (my first) game I was feeling every bit my age so I’ll stick to running a successful World Cup and not running in a World Cup,” Maguire said. Related LinksCEO Switches Fieldslast_img read more

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Seven Seas Opens New Facility at ASRY

first_imgzoom ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has welcomed a new dedicated living quarters outfitter and HVAC facility operated by the UAE-based Seven Seas within the yard.The facility includes a metal fabrication workshop, a carpentry workshop, offices and stores, and will increase the variety and quality of accommodation and air conditioning works ASRY can offer ship and rig clients.The facility was launched at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included ASRY Chief Executive Nils Kristian Berge, ASRY Technical Resources and Business Development General Manager Magdy Mustafa and Seven Seas Chairman and owner Freddy Sidhwa as well as other officials from both companies. “ASRY is well-known for its range of onsite specialist contractors, of which Seven Seas is a leading example, and one of a series of new additions,” said Berge.“This is the third development made under Project Jupiter, an initiative launched in 2014 to make ASRY the leading provider of onsite specialist contractors in the Middle East.We have already announced two developments of this project – a new SOLAS facility under development, and a new ABB workshop recently opened – and this new Seven Seas facility is the third announcement, with more still to come this year.”Craig Rose, Seven Seas Managing Director, said at the event, “This is a proud day for the company in opening our $800,000 investment which will greatly enhance the local services that can be offered to both ASRY and their international clients when rigs and vessels arrive for upgrades and repairs. We are also looking to use our new fabrication facilities and stores to be able to produce various living quarters solutions, from containerised fire rated cabin units, through to furniture, HVAC and general outfitting services.”  ASRY Technical Resources and Business Development General Manager, Magdy Mustafa, also confirmed that under the scope of the co-operation agreement, Seven Seas will also be able to provide its services to the local market.  According to him, this will positively contribute in the national income of the Kingdom of Bahrain and provide training and job opportunities to Bahrainians on new types of specialized activities and skills.ASRY, May 8, 2014last_img read more

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Chandrayaan2 moving in right direction ISRO

first_imgBengaluru: A day after launching the country’s second moon mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is in “good health” and moving in the “right direction”. India had on Monday launched Chandrayaan-2 on-board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh with the aim of landing a rover in the unexplored lunar south pole. The 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising orbiter, lander and rover, has been injected into the earth’s orbit. It will be subjected to a series of orbit manoeuvres in the coming weeks to take it to the vicinity of moon, with the rover soft landing planned on September 7. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The Chandrayaan-2 is in good health. There is no doubt about it. It is moving in the right direction,” an official of the Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO told PTI here. He said at present, no updates on the mission have been made because there is no need for it at this juncture. “However, there is a little milestone which we will not reveal now, but will update when the right time comes,” the official said. In a giant leap for the country’s ambitious low-cost space programme, ISRO has undertaken the most complex and its prestigious mission ever aiming to land the rover on the moon. If successful, it will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KChina to pull off a soft landing on the moon. The ISRO is aiming for a soft landing of the lander (spacecraft) in the South Pole region of the moon where no country has gone so far. Immediately after Chandrayaan-2’s separation from the rocket, the solar array of the spacecraft automatically got deployed and the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru successfully took control of the spacecraft, the ISRO has said.last_img read more

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Kivalliq youth want next 20 years in Nunavut to be devoted to

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsAtuat Shouldice points out the usual attractions in his home community of ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.This includes the Red Top convenience store, Victor’s playground and the defunct nickel mine ruins known as the “elephant graveyard.”“Pretty well everyone my age, it was their playground when they were kids. If you remembered playing around there you had a pretty good childhood,” Shouldice said.He wants the same childhood for his two sons.“Rankin’s home. Nunavut’s home. I want to raise my boys here,” he said.What he doesn’t want is the same resource extraction jobs paving their economic future.Shouldice, 32, grew up in Rankin Inlet, population 2,842.It is one of the largest communities in the territory and his sons help make up the nearly 30 per-cent of the town who are under 14 years of age.(Atuart Shouldice with his children, Akkiutq, left, and Cylas. “Nunavut’s home. I want to raise my boys here.” Photo: Atuart Shouldice)After working as a labourer at the mineral mines nearby, he attended school in Iqaluit for an environmental technician program.He is now a water resource officer with the federal government.But, he dreams of a future where he can work full-time guiding on-the-land and sharing his culture with the rest of Canada.For many like him, government and mining jobs are the only feasible work to cover the high-cost of living here.“There’s a $2,000 rifle there, with a bag and scope and a sled that is $1,300 packed with rope and wood. A $1,600 snow mobile that also has to be modified so it works in this environment.”Shouldice is pleased by the territory’s greater focus placed on Nunavummiut post-secondary education.While he will support his son’s decision to stay or leave the community, he hopes his boys will be able to explore a more diverse range of jobs.“When you come back with knowledge about anything, any trade, any profession, you come back with knowledge and can pass on that knowledge to someone who is from here, to onsite training, they are always celebrated,” Shouldice said.(Dogs stand guard in Rankin Inlet. Nunavut’s economy is on step to grow by an average of 7.3 per cent until 2020.  Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTN) That pride is exactly what Donovan Gordan-Tootoo, 22, has found while enrolled with Nunavut Sanikiluaq, a transitional university program offered in Ottawa for Inuit students.“It taught us a lot about our history about the land claims agreement and how that came to be,” he said. “Learning about that stuff is quite important. I figure it brings us a lot more perspective about the north and where we’re from.“I figured why didn’t we have any of these taught to us when we were in high school.” He is back from school and working at the local mines to save money.He’s not against natural resource exploration, he just wants to see his people benefit from the foreseen economic boom.“The Kivalliq Inuit Organization does get royalties from the mine, so I’m hoping that they’ll be able to use that to create programs for Inuit that will benefit the health of the communities.“I believe it is possible to provide options that will last longer than the mines,” he said.(Donovan Gordan-Tootoo with his niece in Rankin Inlet. Photo courtesy: Jessica Davey-Quantick/UpHere Magazine)The time to invest is now.According to the Conference Board of Canada, Nunavut’s economy is on step to grow by an average of 7.3 per cent until 2020.The Canadian average economic growth for the same period is blow two per cent.This is due to the Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine mine, Amaruq satellite, and Sabina operations.Gold production is forecast to peak in 2024 with the territory’s economy expected to grow by an average of 4.6 per cent each year.Gordan-Tootoo would like to see profits from the mine support sustainable and cultural employment industries like hunting and Inuit arts, something Terri Kusugak agrees with.Kusugak, 24, is an artist from Rankin Inlet.She has been involved with Qaggiavuut – a performing arts group as she attends school down south to study her craft.“Growing up in Rankin, it was charmed. I got to live a very special life. With my parents and sisters,” she said.However, Kusugak said that finding a job in her field upon graduation is going to be tricky.Despite increase demand for local employees and higher post-secondary graduation rates, young Nunavummiut often must return home to live with their parents as they scramble to find work.“These jobs are not being filled out by the most knowledgeable, they’re filling out by the people who volunteer to come up here. These jobs are not renowned jobs that people fight for, they’re the jobs that they take on their way up the ladder.“So these people are here temporarily to make their money, to work at higher status then they might be awarded in their own communities, and we are left feeling the other side,” Kusugak said.(Terri Kusugak says she wants the Nunavut government to work at providing better jobs for Nunavummiut. Photo courtesy: Jessica Davey-Quantick/UpHere Magazine)According to 2018 statistics, for every three jobs in the Nunavut government, one job is held by an Inuk, the second position held by a non-Inuk and the third job is vacant.Kusugak wants the territorial government to make good on their promises for more Inuit representation in senior positions.“Rankin is expanding, we’re expecting to have 500 people here in the next year or two because of the mines. So Rankin is only going to get bigger so those trade jobs are seemingly never going to run out.“There’s always going to be jobs for those people. But when you look at the Inuit hiring rate you’ll see that Inuit are hired in each department, but Inuit are more likely to hold menial jobs. Which means that your superiors, your bosses, are all white,” she said.(An Inuksuk stands watch over Rankin Inlet, signifying safety, hope and friendship. Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTN)Neither Shouldice, Gordan-Tootoo or Kusugak have a vision of their beloved Rankin being run by anyone other than those who grew up there.To ensure this is not the case, cultural practices must be intergrated into the economic outlook for Nunavut.And for Atuat Shouldice, this plays out in sharing his territory in the future.“I have tents and can accommodate. As long as they are in town I can accommodate the person. I can show them wildlife, polar bears and caribou, falcons.“The wildlife they want to see and I can tour them around town to meet people and see different things.” Shouldice said.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.ca@aptncharlottelast_img read more

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Kohli looking at Jadeja as 3rd spinner

first_imgNew Delhi: Considered a complete package for the limited-overs cricket, Ravindra Jadeja’s career saw a surprise turn when he was left out of the national team after the ODI against West Indies in July 2017. For close to a year and two months, he was seen as India’s spin weapon in only Test cricket. But the Asia Cup in Dubai last year saw the selectors deciding to give him another chance, and while he is still not the first-choice spinner in this Indian team, he has clearly booked himself a place in the flight for the World Cup. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherSources in the team management who are aware of the developments said his quality performance in the just concluded ODI series against Australia has all but sealed his place in the flight to England for the 2019 World Cup. “Jadeja is very much in the scheme of things. Even if he doesn’t automatically find a place in the XI, his role could be important if the wickets in England are flat and offer a bit of turn, as expected for now. Also, you have to realise that he is your only conventional left-arm spinner in the team and in a long format tournament like the World Cup, you will need him. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Also, with Jadeja what you get is an extended lower middle-order. Yes, he might not be scoring runs in every game, but he can definitely wield the willow. Not to forget his brilliance on the field. He is one of those who can easily save 10-15 runs with his pace across the square. In high-pressure games, 10-15 runs can be worth its weight in gold,” the source said. Asked if that meant it was a three-way race for the two spots between Kuldeep Yadav, Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal, the source said that was a call that would have to be taken by the coach and captain depending on how they assess the opposition.last_img read more

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Villagers request HSPCB for groundwater test as trash grows in Bandhwari plant

first_imgGurugram: Residents of four villages that includes Gwalpahari, Baliawas, Mandi and Ko— living close to the Bandhwari waste treatment plant have requested the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to carry out groundwater testing in their areas.The villagers fear that the groundwater — the only source of water for them — has been polluted like it was found to have been in three other villages — Bandhwari, Mangar (Faridabad) and Dera (Delhi) where tests were carried out earlier. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”As groundwater contamination by leachate has increased manifold in the past two years, we are sure that all surrounding areas, including my village (Gwal Pahari), has been affected. The problem is that most of the residents still rely on groundwater for consumption. We, therefore, demand groundwater testing at the earliest,” said a villager from Gwalpahari, who did not wish to be named. The dumping of more than 1,600 tonnes of mixed waste at the plant, every day, creates a stream of dirty black water, also known as leachate. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarRecently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) came down heavily on the Haryana government and directed authorities to carry out damage impact study and test groundwater samples in Bandhwari and other surrounding areas. Kuldeep Singh, regional officer, HSPCB (North), said, “We have forwarded the concerns raised by the residents to the CPCB, and the MCG commissioner who can help analyse the previous records (before the plant came up) and present situation. A detailed study has to be carried out by the CPCB, after the NGT directions.” At present more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily. It will be set up the Chinese company Eco green that has also been entrusted with the responsibility of recycling the waste in the area into the creation of power and other useful forms. As the layout of the projects, works may begin soon as claimed by certain public officials. Recently in the public meeting, the deputy commissioner of Gurugram instructed officials to ensure that all of the city’s bulk waste generators segregate waste on site and have their own composting units. He also instructed that this model should be replicated on an industrial scale for large manufacturing units, as well as at a panchayat level throughout Gurugram district.last_img read more

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Global UN antipoverty event shatters record by drawing nearly 39 million people

18 October 2007From universities and schools to soccer stadiums and parliaments, a record-breaking 38.8 million people around the world this week participated in the United Nations-led Stand Up against Poverty campaign, calling on international leaders to deliver on their pledge to end extreme poverty by 2015. “It was extraordinary,” Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, told reporters in New York, describing the sheer number of individuals who decided to “stand up and speak out” against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the ambitious targets the world has set itself for slashing poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy by 2015.More than 6,000 events were held in 110 countries during the 24-hour period from 16 to 17 October as part of the global campaign, led by the United Nations Millennium Campaign, an inter-agency initiative, in partnership with the Global Call to Action and a range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based groups and civil society.Among this year’s 38.8 million – which broke last year’s Guinness World Record of 23.5 million – were nearly 900 UN staff, diplomats and representatives of NGOs, who gathered yesterday on the lawn of the UN Headquarters complex in New York led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More than 300,000 students in Cairo also took part in the campaign, as did 472,000 children attending schools run by the UN agency providing aid to Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon (known as UNRWA). Soccer fans in Brazil and Japan, as well as parliamentarians in Australia, were also among the participants.“We are very happy to see this enormous number of people taking part in this campaign… to enhance the understanding and the realization of the MDGs, particularly to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty by 2015,” Mr. Akasaka stated. The largest number of participants was in Asia (nearly 28 million), followed by Africa (7.5 million), the Arab region (2.5 million) and Latin America (734,000).Mandy Kibel, Deputy Director of Communications for the UN Millennium Campaign, pointed out that the majority of participants were in the poorest countries. “What Stand Up did was to give them the opportunity to find voice on issues that matter to them. “Stand Up essentially recognizes that there are people who are living in poverty who want to be able to speak for themselves, they want to find their own voice, and they want to address not us at the UN but their own governments and say ‘we have expectations that you deliver on the promises that you made.’” The UN Millennium Campaign was established by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan in recognition of the need to engage all actors in society in the attainment of the MDGs.“The recognition was that these Goals will never be achieved at the United Nations,” Ms. Kibel stated. “It’s only when citizens – civilians of specific countries – begin to say that they want to see these Goals achieved that we have any chance whatsoever of moving closer to the goal of ending poverty by 2015.” read more

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Imperial Oil reverses loss with 333 million quarterly earnings will increase dividend

CALGARY — Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) is reporting first-quarter earnings that reversed a loss in the same period of last year but fell short of analyst expectations.The Calgary-based oil producer and refiner says net income was $333 million or 39 cents per share in the three months ended March 31, boosted by a gain of $151 million on the sale of former refinery lands in Mississauga, Ont., compared with a loss of $101 million or 12 cents in the year-earlier period.It says operating earnings per share were 21 cents, versus an RBC forecast of 50 cents.The company says it will increase its quarterly dividend in June by a penny to 16 cents per share.Total revenue was up 37 per cent to $7.16 billion for the company, which is 69.6 per cent owned by American oil giant Exxon Mobil.Production averaged 378,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, compared to 421,000 boe/d in the same period of 2016, due in part to a fire at the Syncrude Mildred Lake upgrader in mid-March which affected production. Imperial owns 25 per cent of Syncrude.The Canadian Press read more

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UN oversight office finds 37 million in potential savings recovers 15 million

The United Nations in-house oversight office said today that in the past year it has identified some $37 million in potential savings, of which about $15 million has been recovered.The annual report from the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) also said that it had made 2,700 recommendations, about half of which had been implemented.Under-Secretary-General Dileep Nair, the Director of OIOS, said it was launching an Organizational Integrity Initiative, “to put integrity-building on the radar screen of the United Nations.”In a briefing to reporters after the release of the ninth annual report, Mr. Nair said “the profile of the United Nations should be raised” to demonstrate leadership in the worldwide battle against corruption, especially, he said, in view of the gathering in December in Mexico, where countries will sign a UN treaty against corruption.”The United Nations itself must lead by example and ensure that integrity and professional ethics guide all its work,” he said.Asked about allegations of corruption in the United Nations, Mr. Nair said, “I think the United Nations is like any big organization. We are no exception. I think it is a reflection of the numbers people in it, the extent of our operations, the multifaceted nature of the operations, being not just one place, but all over the world.”So having said that, I think we do monitor the state of affairs. I will not go to the extent to say that we are in dire straights or we are a corrupt organization, but on the other hand we want to make sure that if there are problems we come to grips with it first, rather than these problems becoming scandals, or coming out into the open just by themselves.”Mr. Nair said the UN wants “to make sure that we have a good handle on such malfeasance, fraud, corruption so to speak. In fact in that context we are launching this Organizational Integrity Initiative. It is not necessarily a response to fraud and corruption becoming of a very big magnitude, but rather to make sure that we put into place preventive measures; we put in place training; we take cognisance of where our gaps are so that fraud and corruption does not actually become a problem that overwhelms us.”Among the highlights of the report, he said, were the successful discovery, prosecution and incarceration of a former UN employee for a fraud in Kosovo which cost the organization some $4.2 million; an audit of UN Information Centres worldwide which soon will result in cost saving consolidation; improvements in the liquidation of peacekeeping equipment which have already had a positive financial impact, and an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation of refugees in West Africa, which resulted in referrals to national authorities for prosecution and improved camp management. read more

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Womens EHF EURO 2012 Easy victories for France and Montenegro – Spain

Women’s EHF EURO 2012 ← Previous Story “Grande Famiglia dell’Handball” Movement contests Italian Handball Elections Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2012: Great Day 1 – Last minute wins for Croatia, Norway and Sweden Women’s EHF EURO 2012 Results – Round 1:GROUP A:UKRAINE – CZECH REPUBLIC 22:25SERBIA – NORWAYGROUP B:FRANCE – MACEDONIA 29:16DENMARK – SWEDENGROUP C:SPAIN – GERMANY 23:20CROATIA – HUNGARYGROUP D:MONTENEGRO – ICELAND 26:16ROMANIA – RUSSIA

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SCANDAL IN DENMARK BSV players motivate SønderjyskE by giving money for a

Scandal in Denmark! Danish team Sonderjyske have announced that their players received 15.000 danish crowns (about 2.000 EUR) from BSV Silkeborg’s players before the last match of the regular part of Championship in order to win non-important match for them – against Skanderborg. BSV Silkeborg needed desperately victory of home team in that match – Sonderjyske, for a placement at the Danish Play-Off as eight team.BSV players organised themselves and gave money to their colleagues as some kind of reward for a victory over Skanderborg 34:28, which kept them in the battle for the Danish Championship. SønderjyskE’s players got the money for their “fine box”, something which will they spent after the season on some group activity.After it is discovered, SønderjyskE donated the money to families with children suffering from cancer.The Danish Handball Federation still has no comment to the case, but Danish Sports Federation will probably open the research about the match. BSV SilkeborgDenmarkhandball denmark ← Previous Story Cadenas’ boys conquer Plock! Next Story → HCM Baia Mare sign Ekatarina Davidenko! read more

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John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism

first_img John McAreavey. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland By Daragh Brophy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The second allegation came in 1998 and was not related to his tenure at St. Colman’s. No further allegations emerged until after his death in January 2002.He said that he had made an “error” in celebrating Finnegan’s funeral.The school began removing images of the priest from its building last year after the school’s Board of Governors was informed that the Diocese had reached a settlement with one of the 12 victims, the BBC reported.A Spotlight reporter revealed earlier this week that Bishop McAreavey had celebrated a mass alongside Finnegan in 2000.That prompted further calls for him to resign from his role.John McAreavey was ordained a priest in 1973 and was ordained Bishop of Dromore in 1999. Share111 Tweet Email5 John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week. 48 Comments Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 6:18 PM John McAreavey. Mar 1st 2018, 6:18 PM 34,228 Views http://jrnl.ie/3880269 JOHN MCAREAVEY IS to resign as the Catholic Bishop of Dromore.It comes in the wake of concerns raised by parents of children whose Confirmation he was due to preside over later this year.It was reported earlier this year by the BBC Spotlight programme that McAreavey had officiated at the funeral mass of a priest accused by 12 people of sexual abuse.“Following media reports which have disturbed and upset many people in the diocese and further afield, I have decided to resign with immediate effect,” the outgoing bishop said in a statement provided by his solicitor to the BBC. Fr Malachy Finnegan, who died in 2002, was a teacher at St Colman’s College in Newry from 1967 to 1976.The abuse claims against him were detailed in the BBC Spotlight programme in February.At the time, Bishop McAreavey told the programme:“The first allegation against Malachy Finnegan came to light in 1994 some seven years after he left St. Colman’s College. Short URLlast_img read more

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Lemnos calls for delegates

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australian holidaymakers visiting southern Europe next month are being invited to take time out in the north Aegean island of Lemnos to hear how it played a key role in the Gallipoli legend. The Municipality of Lemnos, in conjunction with Australia’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, have created what organisers plan to be a regular event, with the 2013 and 2014 conferences set to raise the profile of Lemnos’ link with Gallipoli, and to focus activities on the island leading up to the Centenary of Anzac in 2015. Lemnos was the key base for the Anzac campaign in the Dardanelles in 1915 – the location where the Diggers embarked for Anzac Cove and where Australian nurses cared for the injured in the doomed campaign. As well as the base for thousands of Australian and British Commonwealth service personnel, the mortal remains of over 140 Australians remain in Lemnos’ war graves. The conference next month will hear presentations from international guest speakers, including Australia’s Dr John Yiannakis, Dr Haluk Oral, the celebrated author on Gallipoli from Istanbul University, and Victorian MP John Pandazopoulos. The conference will bring together government, tourism and community leaders on Lemnos to begin preparations for the Centenary of Anzac in 2015, and will include a tour of key Anzac sites on Lemnos, led by Conference Organiser and Anzac historian, Mr Jim Claven. Organisers says the conference will provide a unique opportunity to commemorate and discuss this historic link between Australia, Lemnos and Greece, as well as an opportunity to plan for a new era of commemorative tourism on the island. Mr Claven told Neos Kosmos that as the Gallipoli Centenary approached, it was essential for Australians to understand that without Lemnos as a base for Allied troops, there would have been no Gallipoli campaign. “Australia and Greece share an Anzac and Gallipoli heritage. This is what will be explored in detail as part of the Conference as Greece prepares for the Centenary of Gallipoli,” he said. President of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Mr Lee Tarlamis, MP, who will attend the conference, said that for decades the Lemnian-Australian community has worked to ensure that the story was not forgotten. “It’s now our role as Australians to take the next step and reunite ourselves with our forgotten history,” said the Victorian MP. Fellow parliamentarian John Pandazopoulos pointed out that Lemnos was the missing link of the Gallipoli story, and that without its recognition, “we can never be true to our history, and the 50,000 Anzacs who were there and those Lemnians who enthusiastically supported the campaign. “As Australians and Kiwis make pilgrimage at Gallipoli, Lemnos will play its role as well.” The conference will be held at Portianou Cultural Centre, Lemnos, between 11 and 13 July. The cost of attending will be nominal, with free admission for students and young people. Those interested in attending should contact Jim Claven at jimclaven@yahoo.com.aulast_img read more

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PMH Hurricane Matthew Announcement Alert 6 – PMH Maternity Patients

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – The Princess Margaret Hospital wishes to advise the general public that ONLY Maternity patients with medical emergencies are to be brought in to the Maternity Ward and/or Accident & Emergency.ALL STABLE maternity patients should remain indoors for the duration of Hurricane Matthew until NEMA gives the all clear.  If you have concerns or questions please contact the Maternity Ward at PMH at 1 (242) 328-4929 or the Command Center at 1 (242) 502-7890 / 322-1010 / 356-5322 / 356-0315 for more information.Please “Like” our page on Facebook (Princess Margaret Hospital) and listen to the radio for further updates. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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