Syrian rebels overrun jihadist HQ in Aleppo

first_imgDamascus – Syria rebels overran the Aleppo headquarters of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Wednesday, as clashes between opposition forces raged into a sixth day. The loss in Syria’s northern second city came a day after ISIL’s spokesman threatened to “crush” opposition fighters who have attacked the group in multiple provinces.Elsewhere, a diplomat announced that two Swedish reporters missing in Syria since November had been freed. And the fractious Syrian opposition National Coalition said it was postponing until January 17 a final decision on whether to attend peace talks in Switzerland.On the ground, ISIL battled moderate and Islamist rebels in clashes that erupted on Friday and have killed at least 385 people since then.Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced the new toll in the clashes on Wednesday, saying it included 56 civilians.ISIL’s headquarters in a hospital in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo city was overrun by opposition fighters, who reportedly freed dozens of prisoners held there.An opposition fighter sits on the back of an armed pick-up truck in the northern Syrian city of Alep …The setback for ISIL came after its spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani issued a defiant message late Tuesday.He urged ISIL forces to “crush them (the rebels) totally and kill the conspiracy at birth”.“None of you will remain, and we will make of you an example to all those who think of following the same path,” he added.Adnani also warned that ISIL had “declared and begun a war” against the National Coalition and the military command of the opposition Free Syrian Army.“Everyone who belongs to this entity is a legitimate target for us, in all places, unless he publicly declares his rejection of that group and of fighting the mujahideen (jihadist fighters).”His message came hours after the head of Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front, released his own audio message, urging an end to the fighting.Abu Mohamed al-Jolani warned that the fighting “risks costing us dearly on the ground if it continues”.“The regime will gain new life when it was close to collapse,” he added, calling for a ceasefire, exchange of prisoners and the establishment of an Islamic committee to mediate disputes.Priority is ‘fighting the regime’He urged all fighters “to give priority to the fight against the regime”.The Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, was established in mid-2011 with help from ISIL’s Iraqi precursor.The Iraqi group’s chief later sought to merge his group with Al-Nusra, but they rejected the alliance and pledged allegiance directly to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.A combo made on January 8, 2014 shows a portrait of Magnus Falkehed (L) taken in Paris on December 9 …Since then, the two groups have functioned separately, though Al-Nusra has remained largely neutral in the latest fighting.Syrian regime operations continued on Wednesday, with the Observatory reporting at least eight people killed in air raids on the town of Tal Rifaat in Aleppo province.A security source in Damascus told AFP that the ISIL-rebel fighting benefited the Syrian regime.“We are the beneficiaries in this situation,” he said, describing the fighting as a way for nations backing different rebel groups to “settle scores”.Elsewhere, Sweden’s ambassador to Lebanon and Syria confirmed that two journalists missing in Syria since November had been freed.The two had been named in the Swedish media as Niclas Hammarstroem and Magnus Falkehed.A spokeswoman for the ICRC in Lebanon said one of the men had been transferred from the Lebanese border town of Arsal to Beirut on Wednesday.Diplomatic sources said the other was freed on Saturday.At least 25 journalists have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, and more than 30 are thought to be missing.Both regime supporters and opponents have been accused of abducting and killing journalists.In Istanbul, a meeting of opposition National Coalition ended without a decision on attending peace talks in the Swiss town of Montreux on January 22.Amid fierce debate, the coalition’s general assembly decided to delay making a decision on opposition participation until January 17, just five days before the conference.A key Coalition member has said it will boycott the talks, and Damascus has said President Bashar al-Assad’s departure from power will not be up for discussion..last_img read more

Moroccan Branch of Thyssenkrupp Aerospace Fully Operational

Rabat – The Moroccan branch of Thyssenkrupp Aerospace has delivered its first major order for processed aluminum plates. The order signifies that the new site in Casablanca is now fully operational.Thyssenkrupp is a German producer of steel, machines, and industrial services, such as high-speed trains, elevators, and shipbuilding.From its bases in Duisburg and Essen, the company has spread to over 480 locations worldwide. The branch near Casablanca is Thyssenkrupp’s second in North Africa. Egypt was its first on the continent. The Moroccan branch is located on around 3,500 square meter in the Ouled Salah area, between the city center of Casablanca and the airport industrial area.In addition to producing and storing metals (such as aluminum, steel, and copper), the company also uses state-of-the-art machines to cut the material exactly to customer specifications.Even before the official opening of the Thyssenkrupp’s aerospace facility, two supply agreements were signed with aircraft parts Figeac Aero Maroc and ARM Group.Why CasablancaThe Casablanca location provides better proximity to local partners. Being closer to clients is particularly important for short-term delivery requests. In addition to this benefit, customers no longer have to operate their own warehouses. Instead, they can have the required materials delivered as needed.“Our new materials processing and logistics center in Casablanca serves precisely [the] needs and ensures just-in-time supply to our customers,” Eric Cornilleau, managing director at Thyssenkrupp Aerospace France said.Cornilleau elaborated on the company’s plan which highlights customer satisfaction, “we have shortened the distances to our local customers, which benefit our partners and allow developing our relationships with additional volumes to be supplied to the Moroccan companies.”Read also: Canadian Aerospace Firm Bombardier to Sell Plant in MoroccoJoachim Limberg, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Materials Services, stated that the new site underlines Thyssenkrupp’s ambition to be a reliable and strong partner alongside their customers, highlighting “With our broad and deep experience as a system partner, we ensure that our customers can focus even more on their core business by taking on the complete management of logistics, warehousing, and supply chains.”Cornilleau said, “The aerospace industry has been growing rapidly over the last years, which is why reliable, timely supply and sustainable quality via a local presence is very important to our customers.” read more

UK vehicle manufacturers recognised by Queens Award

The Queen’s Award for International Trade has been awarded to two UK vehicle manufacturers. Leyland Trucks and the Sunderland plant of Nissan have been given the award for 2009, which is made by HM The Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. “We are delighted that Nissan and Leyland Trucks’ success have won this important recognition. Despite the economic downturn, British manufacturing continues to move forward with innovation and opportunity,” said Paul Everitt chief executive at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Leyland Trucks is the UK‘s only volume truck maker and has a world-class record for efficiency and innovation.  Its exports, more than doubled in the last three years, now account for 40% of output, with sales to 44 markets world-wide. The firm recently received £300,000 of funding through The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). Leyland is contributing an additional £200,000 to support the new training scheme for its engineers and technicians. Nissan’s Sunderland plant is recognised for increasing overseas revenues by 51% over three years and selling more than 80% of its production abroad. Recently the workers at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland were introduced to the Qazana. The new car was devised at Nissan Design Europe in London and engineered in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. With spending of £57 million to bring the model to Sunderland, Nissan has increased its UK investment to £2.5 billion and safeguarded 1,000 British jobs. SMMT member company, Bearmach Ltd based in Wales and regular exhibitor with SMMT’s International Department has been awarded the Queen’s International Award. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Maximising the profitability of a PGM ore

first_imgXstrata Process Services (XPS) and Xstrata Nickel – Sudbury Operations recently undertook a characterisation program of the low sulphur-high PGE (platinum group element) zones within the newly discovered Nickel Rim South deposit in Canada. These zones of low sulphur and elevated PGE signatures do not behave the same as high sulphide ores at the Strathcona mill. These zones are low in sulphide mineralogy and appear to be waste rock but for their impressive PGE grades!A testwork program was designed to characterise the mineralogy of the zones, benchmark the flotation behaviour of the ore through the standard Strathcona flowsheet and optimise the metallurgical performance with rougher-scavenger regrinding and PGM promoter concepts.XPS geoscientists reviewed the Nickel Rim South resource block model to build a representative composite of the zone, matching target grades and spatial distribution within the deposit, for subsequent mineralogy and metallurgical testwork. Bench scale rougher-scavenger flotation tests were carried out on a set of test charges, blended using XPS’ proprietary ‘Odds and Evens” blending technique, to benchmark the performance of the ore to the standard Strathcona flowsheet. A staged approach was taken in the optimisation of the metallurgical performance. First various PGM promoters were tested with the Strathcona flowsheet and the best performer used in subsequent stages of optimisation. Secondly, a staged fine-grinding approach was taken with tests performed on two regrind sizes both with and without the best performing PGM promoter.Comparing the results of the optimisation phase with the Strathcona benchmark, a fine-regrind with the best performing PGM promoter showed between 10 % and 15 % recovery improvements of precious metal phases for the low sulphur-high PGE ore! Further work is required to optimise conditions for additional improvements in concentrate grade; in turn improving economics by increasing recovery of fine liberated PGM.Mineralogical work was completed using QEMSCAN (Quantitative Evaluation of Materials by Scanning Electron Microscopy). These results clearly showed the improvement of PGM liberation with the finer regrind.This project presented baseline recoveries as well as flowsheet optimisation with both low and high capital cost additions and their corresponding  recovery improvements. This will allow Nickel Rim South and the Strathcona mill to complete an economic analysis of options relating to the processing low sulphur-high PGE ore.Techniques such as staged grinding and flotation, and reagent optimisation can be used to recover PGM from similar orebodies to potentially maximise the profitability of the ore.Please note IM’s forthcoming feature on flotation in the July issue. We are interested in interesting technical reports on new technologies, new reagents and improved methods. Send to john@im-mining.comlast_img read more

Motorola tips Droid Bionic for this summer says hang tight

first_imgThe Droid Bionic was one of Motorola’s superstar devices at CES in January, and it was supposed to be on the market by now. The phone was rumored to be canceled, then officially delayed, and analysts speculated that the phone was going to be scrubbed altogether. Then, some leaked images of the phone appeared on the Web, but things have been quiet since then. Now, Motorola Mobility tipped on Twitter that the phone is coming soon, and is “slated for [a] summer release.”If you’ve been waiting for the holy grail of a 4G dual-core Android phone on Verizon Wireless, the Droid Bionic has been the phone to wait for. One Motorola Droid owner had been waiting long enough for the Bionic, and decided to take to Twitter and go right to the source: he asked Motorola.AdChoices广告Clint Michel tweeted that his Droid just broke, and he had been waiting for the Bionic as his next Android phone. He begged to know how much longer he would have to wait for it, and noted that he may be forced to buy the Droid Charge – a Samsung phone – instead if Motorola didn’t ship soon.Normally that kind of note wouldn’t elicit a response from a PR or social media team responsible for a corporate twitter stream, but in this case Motorola responded. They told Clint to “hang tight,” and that the Droid Bionic is coming and slated for a “summer release.”They also noted that the Motorola team is working on “some new updates,” which likely point to the design changes Motorola said they were making to the device based on feedback they got at CES.The notable thing about the “summer release” remark is that Motorola’s official statement said they were delaying the Droid Bionic until Q3. Depending on whether or not you consider August to be summer or fall, it means we’re looking at a July or August official release, and an eventual end to the saga of the Droid Bionic.Read more at Twitter, via Nexus404last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Efetova Anna Short URL 8,050 Views Image: Shutterstock/Efetova Anna Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email The 5 at 5: Wednesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… By Cliodhna Russell 11 Comments Nov 23rd 2016, 4:58 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #DEPOSIT: First-time buyers will no longer need to have a deposit of 20% on properties above a certain value.2. #OLD BAILEY: A man in his 50s has been found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox last summer.3. #ON THE RISE: The number of homeless children in Dublin has doubled since last year.4. #HERE ‘TIL 2017: Jurors at the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been told they’ll be needed until well into next year.5. #LUCKY ESCAPE: A woman was seriously injured after she was knocked down by a truck in Dublin this morning. Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 4:58 PMlast_img read more

Epirus festivities program

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A month long celebration will take place for the 99th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Ioannina on 21 February 1913. The Epirus Festivities 2012 Program is being held under the auspices of His Excellency Mr Alexios Christopoulos, The Ambassador of Greece. The festivities kicked off Friday night, 17 February, with a presentation by his Excellency Mr Alexios Christopoulos, The Ambassador of Greece, at the Reception Hall of the Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of “St Nectarios”, in New South Wales. The topic for the night was “Epirotans, a basic parameter of Hellenism from its beginnings till today”. This will be followed by presentation of inaugural awards to NSW ‘Epirotopoula’ who completed either HSC or University Degree in 2011. Events in New South Wales will also include a Holy Liturgy on Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Cathedral “The Annunciation of our Virgin Mary” 242 Cleveland Street, Redfern. On Tuesday night there will be a cocktail party at the Greek Orthodox Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba Street Lakemba. Greek consular, religious authorities, government and community officials will also be present.On Thursday 23 February, there will be a presentation made by Napoleon Tsanis at 11 Hassal St, Parramatta on the topic of “Ali Pasha, Greek benefactor or tyrant”. The annual ball will take place on Saturday 25 February at the Westside Lounge, 265 – 273 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville. Live entertainment with four piece band from Epirus, Greece. For entry and tickets, contact Con Tsiouris (02) 9745 4621 or 0412 314 108 or Peter Hatzis on (02) 9637 5389 or 0418 449 947. On Monday 27 February, you will have one last chance to see the Greek band play some traditional Greek folk music from Epirus, at the Greek Orthodox Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba Street Lakemba. A DVD presentation of Epirotan sites will take place on Sunday 4 March at the Pan Korinthian Association, Level 1, 11 Anglo Parade, Campsie. Entry is free. In Victoria, celebrations kick off tonight with a dinner dance at Star International Reception at Preston. Live entertainment with four piece band from Epirus. Tomorrow there will be a Holy Liturgy at Axionisti Greek Orthodox Church at Northcote followed by a lunch at the Pan Epirotic Union of Melbourne & Victoria club room in Abbotsford. A cocktail event will be held on Wednesday 22 February at Moonee Valley Civic Centre in Moonee Ponds. Presentation by Dr. Panagiotis Diamantis on the topic of “Katerina Plessa Crummer, from Ottoman Ioannina to Colonial Sydney”, the first Greek migrant to Australia. The last descendant of Aikaterini Plessa, Ms Patricia Crummer will be present.In South Australia, there will be a memorial service held tomorrow with an annual dance held on Saturday 3 March with live entertainment from a four piece band from Epirus.last_img read more

ATM fees costing hundreds

first_imgFees of about $2.50 are common for withdrawing cash from your bank account at an ATM not owned by your own bank. Every now and again it won’t send you broke, but if you are using a foreign ATM two or three times a week, you could be paying over $300 each year. Avoid this type of charge by sticking to ATMs owned by your own bank or take cash out when you pay for purchases with EFTPOS. You can also make fee-free withdrawals via EFTPOS at Coles and Woolworths and there is no need to make a purchase. The latest bank fee survey from the Reserve Bank shows bank fee income earned from households fell from $5.2 billion in 2009 to $4.1 billion in 2012. Source: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

13th Century Amitabha Buddha sculpture found at Vuyyuru mandal

first_imgVijayawada: A black stone sculpture of Buddha seated in Padmasana was found at Meduru village in Vuyyuru mandal of Krishna district. Based on the information given by Loya Srinivasa Rao and Jonnalagadda Ramulu of the village, Dr E Sivanagi Reddy, Buddhist archaeologist and CEO of the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati (CCVA), inspected the idol on Thursday as part of Preserve Heritage for Posterity, a heritage awareness campaign launched by the CCVA. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us He said that the idol was recovered from below the ground level during the construction of Ramalayam at the centre of the village. It is also said that the Buddha, seated in full Padmasana in Dhyana mudra (contemplating meditation) with Dharma Chakra marks on the right foot and right hand, giving clue to say that the sculpture represents Amitabha Buddha, datable to the 12th-13th centuries AD based on the stylistic grounds. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Dr Reddy said that the upper part of the idol above the chest was missing and was restored with cement by the local masons. He sensitised the villagers to shift it inside the Ramalayam to safeguard it from sun and rain. Similar Amitabha Buddha sculptures of the same period were found from Amaravati in Guntur district, Motupalli in Prakasam district, Kantheru and Kollapattu in Nellore district, added Dr Reddy. Dr V Vallabharao, Dr Gumma Sambhasiva Rao, and Golla Narayana Rao, president of Andhra Arts Academy participated in the programme.last_img read more

Louisville Men Qualify Eight to NCAA Championships

first_imgStory Links All five of the Cards’ relays are currently ranked within the top-16, including four in the top-eight. Louisville’s ACC champion 400 free relay enters the meet at the No. 2 seed, just a half second behind top-ranked Texas. The Cardinals tied the program record with their ninth place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships and will look to improve in the standings at this year’s meet with 23 individual swims and all five relays slated to compete. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the heels of a record-breaking ACC Championships, the University of Louisville men’s swimming team qualified eight individuals and four relay swimmers to the 2019 NCAA Championships, which will be held on March 27-30 in Austin, Texas. Seniors Zach Harting and Marcelo Acosta will also look to make a splash in their respective individual events. Acosta placed fifth at the 2018 NCAA Championships in the 1650 free and is seeded ninth in the event heading into the competition. Harting will be the ninth-seed in the 200 fly and placed 13th in the event last year. Fellow sophomore Evgenii Somov also won his second consecutive ACC title in the 100 breast (51.90), where he earned All-American honors with a seventh place showing at last year’s NCAA Championships. Somov heads into this year’s meet as the No. 12 seed in the 100 breast and No. 14 seed in the 200 breast (1:53.26). Official Psych Sheet Freshman Mitchell Whyte is also seeded in scoring position in both backstroke events following a breakout performance at the ACC Championships. He is seeded 11th in the 100 back (45.34) and 16th in the 200 back (1:40.39). Louisville qualifiers: Marcelo Acosta (200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free)Nicolas Albiero (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Fly)Andrej Barna (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free)Zach Harting (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly)Bartosz Piszczorowicz (100 Free, 200 Free)Evgenii Somov (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM)Daniel Sos (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly)Mitchell Whyte (100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly)Relay swimmers: Tanner Cummings, Mihalis Deliyiannis, Nikkos Sofianidis, Colton Paulson Nicolas Albiero enters NCAAs after winning the ACC title in the 200 fly for the second straight year, while also setting an ACC Championship record with a time of 1:40.70. The sophomore is seeded in scoring position in all three of his individual events with the No. 5 seed in the 100 back (44.88), No. 6 seed in the 200 fly and No. 11 seed in the 100 fly (45.37).  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Google Pixel 1stGeneration Available for Just 199 – Brand New Model Available

first_imgThe Google Pixel will end up becoming two years old, but it performs tremendously well in a market littered with bezel-less handsets. The 5-inch device is a very strong contender, even after those humongous-sized bezels. For those that don’t know, it had one of the best cameras at the time and is running the best version of Android, which is stock Android.At Woot, a refurbished model is being sold, and it costs just $199. If you want to know what is a refurbished smartphone, click on the links below to find out. The condition of the Pixel has been detailed below.“Hey, you there! These items are expected to have a moderate level of wear & tear including (but not limited to) scratches, dents, and dings. Outside of their physical appearance, they have been tested to be in full working condition.”The model being sold at B&H is completely new and sports 32GB of internal memory. Other specifications of the smartphone include a Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a 5-inch AMOLED panel with a 1080p resolution and the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 2,770mAh battery and receives its power from a Type-C USB port. Though it does not support wireless charging, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, a port which slowly withering on devices these days.The model being sold through B&H is compatible with all GSM-based carriers around the world, including the U.S. while the one being sold through Woot is Verizon and GSM unlocked.Buy the Google Pixel 32GB model from Woot for $199 [Refurbished]Buy the Google Pixel 32GB model from B&HYou might also like to check out the following:What to Look for When Purchasing a Refurbished Smartphone? Follow These Guidelines to Make Your Life EasierWhat Is a Refurbished Smartphone and Why Should You Buy One? Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Costa Ricas shark conservation record is a mixed bag observers say

first_imgWhen it comes to shark conservation, Costa Rica rarely shies away from the spotlight. In February, conservationists applauded as the country made headlines at the February meeting of theMemorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (MOS2), where international conservation measures spearheaded by Costa Rican delegates were formally ratified. But just a week before the meeting, Costa Rica’s president, Luis Guillermo Solís, was named Shark Enemy of the Year for his administration’s conservation policies.If this back and forth coverage seems paradoxical, it’s because it is, but according to international shark experts, so is Costa Rica’s shark conservation record.“It’s a mixed bag,” Sonja Fordham, president of the Washington-based nonprofit Shark Advocates International, told The Tico Times at the conservation meeting in February. “Costa Rica has probably done more than most other countries, but they still have these basic problems with the way they manage their fisheries.”Fordham said Costa Rica has been a regional leader in cracking down on shark finning, a practice where fishers cut off the fins of live sharks and throw them back into the ocean to die. The fishing method is designed to save room in the hulls of fishing boats for the more valuable fins but results in the killing of an unsustainable number of sharks.Costa Rica strengthened its ban on shark finning in 2012, and continues to support stricter regulations internationally.At the same time, Fordham pointed out Costa Rica’s blockage of shark protections at last year’s meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, which regulates fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The resolution Costa Rica unilaterally blocked would have set maximum catch numbers for threatened hammerhead and silky sharks.“We are used to having these resolutions blocked by Japan, Korea or China,” Fordham said. “For the wider NGO community this was very disappointing.”Nicholas Dulvy, co-chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s shark specialist group, expressed similar concerns.“On one hand, they take a huge step to protect sharks internationally, but then they suppress very basic principles of fisheries management,” he said. “The right hand is doing one thing while the left does another.”This political flip-flopping has been on full display since Solís’ inauguration. Though Costa Rican delegates have continued to push for additional international protections for sharks, the government also promised fishing groups last year that it would not propose or support restrictions on any commercially viable shark species.Both Dulvy and Fordham noted that Costa Rica is not alone in its contradictory approach to shark conservation.“It’s very attractive for governments to not do anything and to provide unfettered access to fishing resources,” Dulvy said. “It is a challenge to get to sustainability, but if things stay the way they are now, there are going to be huge social problems.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protectionslast_img read more

Cambodia accepts 4 refugees under Australia agreement

first_img Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober But the government still has to resettle more than 31,000 of the 52,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat during the six years that the center-left Labor Party was in power.“Labor created a massive mess when it comes to boats and it’s going to take time and taxpayers’ money, I’m sorry to say, to clean up Labor’s mess,” Dutton said.As part of its efforts to deter boats of asylum seekers, Australia made the agreement with Cambodia last September despite critics worrying that Cambodia was too impoverished to handle the new residents and its poor human rights record would put them at risk.Cambodia sent officials to Nauru to meet the four applicants and to make sure their move was legal and voluntary.__Associated Press writer Sopheng Cheang in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, contributed to this reportCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four refugees rejected by Australia who have agreed to resettle in Cambodia will likely become examples that other refugees will follow, an Australian minister said Friday.Cambodia has agreed to accept the first four refugees under a 40 million Australian dollar ($32 million) four-year agreement it made with Australia nine months ago to resettle asylum seekers held in an Australia-run detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru. Many of the 677 asylum seekers on Nauru have been there for almost two years. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an endorsement letter Wednesday and the countries are now discussing when the four will arrive in Cambodia, Gen. Khieu Sopheak, spokesman of Cambodia’s Interior Ministry, said Thursday.Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Australian officials were working with the International Organization for Migration and other groups in Cambodia to provide the refugees’ needs for accommodation, jobs, transport and education.“We want to show success with this first four who travel,” Dutton told reporters. “I think when we demonstrate that that can be a success, we’ll see other people from Nauru follow to start their new life in Cambodia.”The first Cambodian settlers will be two Iranian men, an Iranian woman and a Rohingya man from Myanmar. They are the only ones so far to apply for Cambodian residency, the Cambodian general said. He declined to say where in Cambodia they would live once they arrive.Dutton defended the steep cost to Australian taxpayers of the AU$40 million agreement that has so far attracted only four people from among the 488 verified refugees on Nauru.Australia’s tough policies of turning back asylum seeker boats back to Indonesia and refusing to resettle any refugee who arrives on its shores by boat have all but stopped the boats from coming since the conservative government was elected in September 2013, Dutton said. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

North Brisbanebased MTAMobile Travel Agents Memb

first_imgNorth Brisbane-based MTA-Mobile Travel Agents Member, Cei Creighton, is a familiar and friendly face in her community and, particularly, with local retailers. Seizing on an opportunity to enhance those community relationships, Cei embraced a suggestion, offered by her local Post Office, to create a pop-up shop, within the post office, to help service her clients and to set up a travel desk for prospective clients frequenting the building. Cei is pictured (left) with MTA BDM Queensland, northern NSW and NT, Sally Gorringe, at the North Brisbane post office pop-up agency. agents. home-based consultantsMobile Travel AgentsMTAlast_img

Drastic overhaul of police uniforms from May 1

first_imgDRASTIC changes in uniforms in line with modern standards in other European Union countries are being introduced on May 1, police announced in a statement.The uniform changes are part of a broader programme implemented by the Cyprus police over the last two years, based on qualitative research and current bibliography in the field, the statement said.Apparel, footwear, and gear, are all part of the overhaul, aiming to simplify policemen’s appearance, render it more agreeable and friendly to the public, abolish the unnecessary differentiation between officers and other members, and contribute to the increased safety of police personnel.“Among the most important innovations, implemented on May 1 on instructions by police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou, include the adoption of light blue shirts in the uniform, which will be standardised for low-level members of the force, as well as officers – as is the case in most European Union police forces,” the statement said.“Name-tags are also introduced, to be worn by all police members up to the top leadership. Uniform standardisation for all police members is an integral part of the new culture of equality between members, irrespective of rank and responsibility.”Further, the traditional tie is replaced by a new, clip-on type for safety reasons, the cap has a modern design, and new, more comfortable shoes are being introduced.The schedule of changes, the first in decades, has already started since March 2016 and is being phased in, police said, starting with the most pressing needs that were left pending for years, negatively impacting both the appearance and safety and wellbeing of police members.“Since early 2016, for the safety of police members, bulletproof helmets and vests, riot gear, fire-resistant apparel, personal protection equipment, operational uniforms for riot squad Mmad, and vests to identify members in civilian clothing, have been bought,” the statement said.“As part of specialised investigation of crime scenes, uniforms and other equipment has been upgraded, on the one hand to protect the health and safety of police members, and on the other, to protect evidence.”Based on the comprehensive planning for the upgrading of police uniforms, more changes over 2017 and 2018 are being planned.Among others, will include the introduction of a jacket for use with the uniform, a new hat, and a new uniform for police on motorcycles.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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I feel terrible for many reasons.During a recent in-depth interview with the Hollywood Reporter (the twins even make a cameo Though the BJP has not announced a chief ministerial candidate,” the pressure group stated.S.S. He sat beside the North Korean leader during his meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the DMZ. Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images But he is also extremely controversial even for a top apparatchik within the tyrannical regime. hospital, How long can we continue to accept that?” he said He also said the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge which he ranked as the most expensive in the world is a scam “Fashola’s Lekki to Ikoyi Bridge is the most expensive bridge in the world The Lekki to Ikoyi Bridge was christened ‘Cable Bridge’ there is nothing cable about that bridge and the christening of the bridge ‘cable’ is a 419 act in itself” he said “Lagosians don’t ask questions those who ask get abused” Obanikoro added Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Oyo State chapter has condemned what it called police repression and brutalization of innocent students and staff of Federal College of Agriculture (FCA) and Institute for Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation Ibadan It therefore demanded immediate and unconditional release of students and workers arrested by the police in connection with the protest The group in a press statement sent to DAILY POST Wednesday evening titled “Police repression and brutalization of student and staff of FCA Ibadan is condemnable” declared that “All police officers involved in these criminal acts must be brought to book and must be prosecuted” ERC in the release signed by its Oyo State Coordinator Segun Ogun said it “strongly condemns this brutalization of students and the use of force and coercion to arrest innocent students of FCA who are peacefully protesting against continuous closure of their school by the Dr Adelekan –led administration while demanding for an immediate and unconditional reopening” The statement reads in part “The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Oyo state chapter strongly condemns the police repression and brutalization of innocent students and staff of Federal College of Agriculture (FCA) and Institute for Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation Ibadan ERC also demands immediate and unconditional release of students and workers arrested in connection with a legitimate protest “The students of the Federal College of Agriculture Moor Plantation on the early morning of Monday 13th November 2017 embarked on a peaceful protest to call on the Federal Government to speed up the process of implementing the report and recommendation of the visitation panel from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sent to the college between the 6th and 8th November 2017 for physical assessment “This is thought will ensure immediate reopening of the college for academic activities of the college ready for implementation so as to ensure that the college is immediately and unconditionally re-opened as soon as possible The protest which took off at around 6:00am at the school main gate was very peaceful without any record of destruction within or outside the college” ERC argued that it was the arrival of the police that turned the peaceful protest to a scene of violence “However the arrival of the Nigeria Police personnel deployed to the scene of the protest at the instance of Dr Babajide Adelekan the embattled provost of the college and Oyo state Police Commissioner turned the peaceful protest of students into a scene of violence This is quite unfortunate given the fact that the police officers are meant protect lives and properties including the protesting students Instead the men of the Nigeria police many of whose conducts were not different from hoodlums busy firing tear gas at protesting students chasing them around the campus with stones and later resorted to direct shooting at the students “In the process of this barbaric display by the Nigeria Police two students of FCA and two staffs of IAR&T were shot with another student of FCA stabbed with an axe by one of the police officers Several other students including staffs of IAR&T were brutalized by the police officers and were arrested in a manner similar to abduction and taken away to their station Thereafter an armour tank was deployed into the school and its surrounding community in a manner to akin to war zone Students and workers were randomly arrested the hostels and staff quarters belong to the Institute for Agricultural research and training IAR&T “The ERC Oyo State strongly condemns this brutalization of students and the use of force and coercion to arrest innocent students of FCA who are peacefully protesting against continuous closure of their school by the Dr Adelekan –led administration while demanding for an immediate and unconditional reopening “ERC holds the embattled Provost of the College Dr Adenekan and Oyo State Commissioner of Police responsible for all these dastardly actions of the armed police men At the same time we demand immediate constitution of a public panel of enquiry to probe into the criminal conducts of the Nigeria police men involved in the barbaric and repressive show of shame We equally hold that members of this Public panel of enquiry should include democratically elected representatives of students of FCA FCA staff IAR&T staff and the workers’ unions in FCA and IAR&T “In conclusion ERC salutes the courage of both students and workers of FCA for the level of resilience that they have so far displayed in the struggle for improved welfare conditions and proper and adequate funding of the college However it is high time the generality of students and ranks and file members of the workers unions recognize the importance of a united front in a struggle of this nature which is surest way the aspiration of students and workers for an improvement in both the welfare conditions and funding of public education can be met Finally ERC calls for solidarity support of the wider labour movement in Oyo state and public including parents and guardians for the ongoing struggle of workers and student in FCA Ibadan “Immediate and unconditional release of all students that were arrested and detained by the police “For immediate constitution of a public panel of enquiry to investigate the barbaric acts committed by the Nigeria police men All police officers involved in these criminal acts must be brought to book and must be prosecuted “For the Commissioner of Police and Dr Adelekan to be held responsible treatment of all victims of their sponsored terror “For the wider trade and labour union movement in Oyo state to give support to the struggle of students and workers in FCA “For immediate Reopening of the FCA” it demanded So youve missed your chance to get rich fast with Bitcoin – as one is now worth over £12500 – what next if you still want a piece of the cryptocurrency pieWell believe it or not Bitcoin is not the only one out there and some people believe the next big thing might be already happening The future apparently is LitecoinMuch like Casey Affleck Litecoin has been waiting patiently in the shadows behind a more famous relative quietly biding its timeAnd – also like Casey Affleck – it might just be a better bet when it comes to awards season so to speak Despite the press that Bitcoin is receiving this year to date Litecoin has grown twice as much rising over 4000%Credit: PA Images Litecoin was created in 2011 by Charlie Lee a former google employee who now works for Coinbase which is coincidentally one of the biggest exchanges for cryptocurrency – and the first to list LitecoinThere are a couple of significant advantages to Litecoin over Bitcoin Firstly it aims to produce a block every 25 minutes whereas Bitcoin take 10 The blocks are also bigger and there are more coins out thereThis means – according to the developers – that transactions that involve Litecoin are generally quicker than those involving BitcoinIt is also the first of the big currencies to use to Segregated Witness a change to the transaction protocol by which bitcoin is mined (no idea) which will allow it to use Lightning Network transactions (also no idea) – another way in which it can be quicker and less costly than BitcoinCredit: PA Images If like me that all makes no sense to you just remember that you dont necessarily need to know all of this to invest in cryptocurrency After all everyone wants to eat sausages but nobody wants to see how theyre made rightHowever if you are thinking of getting in its worth remembering that the markets are largely unregulated and therefore you could lose everything you have invested in a flashOn the other hand you could make millions just by sitting on your arseBrb off to buy some Litecoin Featured Image Credit: PA Images

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