Jumana Nagarwala Released on $4.5M Bond in U.S. Genital Mutilation Case

first_imgDetroit-based Indian American doctor Jumana Nagarwala, whose arrest for for performing genital mutilation (FGM) on Muslim girls sent shock waves among the community in the United States, was released from jail on $4.50 million bond as she awaits trial.Federal judge Bernard Friedman granted her release on Sept. 19, after her supporters pledged to pay the bond if she flees the country. According to the judge, the pledge is a “very comprehensive package” in allowing the accused to be released.The decision was made even after the federal prosecutors called Nagarwala a danger to community whose access to $2.40 million in assets could help her escape from justice. The prosecutors reminded the judge that Nagarwala’s arrest happened when she was boarding a flight to Kenya to visit two of her four children who study abroad, Detroit News reported.According to the criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for Eastern District Michigan, Nagarwala was accused of violating the law that prohibits female genital mutilation and for transporting girls for criminal sexual activity. The complaint defines sexual activity in this case as “the touching of genitalia with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass or degrade.” The story first came to light when she did the procedure on two 7-year-old Minneota girls who were taken to her by their mothers for a “special girls’ trip” in February.FGM involves cutting or removing female genitalia — usually the clitoris and vulva — and then the resulting skin is stitched together with gaps left for urination and menstrual blood. It is often done without anesthesia by medically untrained women. Despite bans and protests, FGM is widely practised in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The procedure is banned in the United States.When Nagarwala was interrogated by federal agents on April 10, she denied having performed the procedure, because of which a charge of lying to federal agents was added to the complaint. “According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco was quoted as saying by India West. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”The mothers who took their daughters to Nagarwala are charged with conspiracy and genital mutilation. Nagarwala defends herself by saying she performed a religious custom on girls from the Dawoodi Bohra sect, to which she belongs.Indian-origin doctor Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar are also named as defendants in the case. Attar allegedly let Nagarwala use his Livonia, Michigan, clinic for the procedures, while Farida Attar is said to have held the girls down. Related ItemsDawoodi bohra USFakhruddin AttarFemale genital mutilationFGM in USJumana NagarwalaLittle IndiaNRI FGMlast_img read more

No suspects in killing of 18yearold woman found dying on dark walkway

first_imgDARTMOUTH, N.S. – Halifax police say they have no suspects in the killing of an 18-year-old woman found dying on a dark walkway this week.Spokeswoman Melissa MacInnis says investigators are asking for the public’s help, and specifically looking for video surveillance from the streets surrounding the north end Dartmouth pathway.Chelsie Probert was rushed to hospital late Tuesday, where she later died of her injuries.“The investigation is in its early stages, it’s ongoing, so right now we are just canvassing the area, we are looking for video surveillance, anything that can help to solve this crime,” MacInnis said.“At this point we have no suspects identified.”The death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy but police have not released the cause of death.The path cuts through Farrell Street Park near Albro Lake Road and Wyse Road.“Obviously, this was an unsettling incident that occurred, but we want people to know that we do have a police presence, and they are welcome to contact police at any point, we’re here for the community 24/7,” said MacInnis.“Our investigators are working on this to ensure we solve this crime.”Police stepped up patrols in the neighbourhood last summer after a string of violent incidents.A man was stabbed on the same north end Dartmouth pathway in late February.Although residents said this week it’s a hard-working family area, they also said more efforts are needed to address issues that have persistently plagued pockets of the neighbourhood.last_img read more

Shorter residency requirement for wouldbe Canadians set to take effect

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. – Important changes to Canadian citizenship rules, including how long a newcomer has to be in the country to be eligible, will take effect next week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced Wednesday.Speaking in the highly diverse community of Brampton, Ont., just northwest of Toronto, Hussen said the changes undo barriers the former Conservative government put in place.“Something happened in the last number of years whereby the previous government had deliberately put obstacles, real barriers, to citizenship for permanent residents,” Hussen said. “Those barriers were unnecessary. They prolonged people’s steps to join the Canadian family, they made it really hard.”Under the changes that take effect Oct. 11, which Hussen called long-awaited, would-be citizens will have to have been in Canada for three of the last five years before they apply.“That is really important because it will mean that many permanent residents will be able to apply for citizenship earlier and it will mean their path to citizenship will be eased,” Hussen said.The government under former prime minister Stephen Harper had tightened the eligibility rules to require permanent residents to have been physically present in Canada for four years out of the last six immediately before applying for citizenshipAnother rule, requiring applicants to be in Canada for 183 days each year, has been causing “real hardship” and is being scrapped under implementation of Bill C-6. Permanent residents will now be allowed to go abroad to study, work or for family reasons without losing access to citizenship eligibility.Another key change also taking effect will be how time spent in Canada before foreigners become permanent residents is counted. Currently, the time people are in the country — studying, working, visiting, or as refugees — does not count as being present for citizenship-eligibility purposes, even if they have been here for years.Hussen called that “unfortunate.” The new rules, he said, will allow such individuals to count half the time they have spent in Canada to a maximum of one year, meaning that once they become permanent residents, they would only need to be in the country for an additional two years to apply for citizenship.Also as of Oct. 11, only newcomers aged of 18 to 54 will have to take and pass a citizenship knowledge and language test. Previously, the age range was 14 to 64, a problem Hussen said was particularly acute for those under 18 given their need to study for school exams.The various changes are part of the same bill that previously scrapped the federal government’s ability to strip citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism — another controversial change implemented under Harper.The Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it wants to simplify the process with the ongoing overhaul of the Citizenship Act. The government is also rewriting the citizenship oath to incorporate a reference to treaties with Indigenous Peoples.Hussen, himself a Somali immigrant who came to Canada in 1993 as a 16-year-old, spoke of the importance of gaining citizenship to newcomers, the final step toward their integration into the “Canadian family.” He recalled “how moving” it was when he took his own oath 15 years ago.“A lot of permanent residents have been eagerly awaiting these changes,” Hussen said.At the same time, he said, immigrants are a crucial part of the country’s economy and social fabric, and the changes go a distance toward recognizing those facts.last_img read more

Alaska ferry system halts fall sales amid uncertain future

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska state ferry system has stopped selling tickets past September amid uncertainty over its future.CoastAlaska reports Gov. Mike Dunleavy is proposing a budget cut that would effectively shut down the system.Joshua Bowen is mayor of the southeast Alaska community of Angoon and says everyone there relies on the ferry.Angoon has no airport or barge service, and its passengers and goods come in by a twice-weekly ferry or by floatplane.Dunleavy is trying to eliminate a projected $1.6 billion state budget deficit without new taxes and without reducing the annual check Alaskans receive from the state’s oil-wealth fund.He is proposing that a consultant look at privatization.Legislators have raised concerns with ending service.The Associated Press

US stocks are mixed trade concerns hang over market

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Monday on Wall Street as investors looked to shake off the steep losses incurred in May.Energy and health care stocks led most sectors higher, although declines in some major technology and internet companies limited the gains. Amgen rose 3.5% and Merck rose 1%. ConocoPhillips rose 1.7% and Valero rose 1.8%.The indecisive trading follows the first monthly loss for the market in 2019 as investors deal with uncertainty over the U.S. and its growing use of tariffs in international trade disputes. As of Friday, the S&P 500 was down 6.6% from its record set on April 30.Google’s parent Alphabet dragged down internet companies as media reports suggested it faces an antitrust investigation by the Justice Department. The stock slid 5.6%. Facebook fell 3.5%. A mix of consumer-related stocks also lagged the market, led by Amazon’s 2.4% decline.Technology companies also fell broadly. Microsoft shed 1.2% and Adobe fell 1.4%. Apple rose slightly ahead of its annual software showcase .Investors spent the bulk of May fleeing to safer holdings as a global trade war flared up. China and the U.S. have been escalating their trade dispute with more tariffs on each other’s goods while also threatening to ban technology and resource sales. The U.S. expanded its trade war and threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods starting June 10 because of an immigration dispute.All of these moves have rattled investors and their confidence in prospects for global economic growth. Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowered its earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500, citing trade tensions. Analysts have also warned that uncertainty over trade deals will crimp business confidence and keep companies from investing internationally.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 0.3% as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 90 points, or 0.4%, to 24,905. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.4%.DEAL OR NO DEAL: News of deals, made and denied, drove movement for several stocks early Monday.Cypress Semiconductor surged 24% on the announcement that German chipmaker Infineon is buying the company for more than $10 billion in cash. Cypress Semiconductors specializes in wireless and USB technology and Infineon said the deal with create the eighth biggest chipmaker in the world and a leading supplier of chips to the automotive sector.Centene slid 9.2% after Humana declined to make a buyout proposal. Both insurance companies focus heavily on government-sponsored plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Humana made clear that it is not seeking Centene in a rare filing aimed at quashing investor speculation.El Paso Electric rose 14.3% after getting a $2.78 billion buyout offer from a private equity fund affiliated with J.P. Morgan.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Bangladesh disappointed at lack of progress in alleviating plight of Rohingya Prime

“Myanmar is one of our neighbours. From the outset, we have been trying to find a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis through bilateral consultations,” said the Bangladeshi leader, noting that her country has concluded three refugee repatriation arrangements with Myanmar.However, despite Myanmar’s verbal commitment to take back the Rohingya, the country is yet to accept them back, she added.Prime Minister Hasina also recalled the five-point proposal she presented to the General Assembly last year, which outlined a durable and peaceful solution for the plight of the forcibly displaced Rohingya.“We are disappointed that despite our earnest efforts we have not been able to begin Rohingya repatriation in a permanent and sustainable manner.”She went on to note that the Bangladeshi Government is hosting some 1.1 million members of Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya community and, supported by humanitarian organizations, including UN agencies, providing them with food, clothing, healthcare and security. Work is also underway to provide improved housing, as well as education and other services.“I call upon international organizations to join hands with us in this initiative. I also seek their assistance to help relocate the Rohingya to the facility,” she added.In her address, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh also spoke of her country commitment to UN’s peace efforts in various parts of the globe.She also highlighted Bangladesh’s socio-economic progress, steps to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment, work to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change.Full statement available here. read more

CHF sack Zeljko Babic and Ivano Balic

Croatian handball Federation made decision to sack NT coach Zeljko Babic and coordinator for men’s handball, Ivano Balic only two days after the end of World Championship 2017 in France, where Croats won fourth place!With them, another legend of Croatian handball, Babic’s assistant in coaching staff, Petar Metlicic, will also leave his position.“We have problem in leadership of the team and we didn’t see any progress since EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. I wouldn’t speak about strictly handball things”, said Croatian Handball Federation president, Tomislav Grahovac.“We didn’t set quarter-final as our goal. Someone else put that in media. One of the reason for decision is lack of ambitions. We are always going for medals”, concluded Grahovac.Special commission will talk with Babic’s successors and will take decision in one month period. PHOTO: CHF, Jozo Cabraja ← Previous Story IT WASN’T FAREWELL PARTY: Dinart want to keep Omeyer and Narcisse Next Story → ONE HUNGARIAN LESS IN VESZPREM: Adam Borbely is Wisla’s future! read more

Star TrekStyle Tractor Beam Could Levitate Humans

first_imgStay on target Stranger than science fiction: University of Bristol researchers engineered a powerful acoustic tractor beam that could pave the way for levitating humans.The real-life technology—often depicted in Hollywood narratives as a literal beacon of light that hoists things from the ground into a floating spaceship—can attract one object to another from a distance.(Think Pixar short Lifted (my favorite representation), in which young alien Stu royally botches his abduction exam in the most heartwarming and hilarious way.)Despite previously assumed limitations, acoustic tractor beams can actually stably trap substances larger than the wavelength of sound.The Bristol team’s new approach, as described by a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, uses rapidly fluctuating acoustic vortices—basically, a tornado of sound.Whereas earlier attempts saw objects spinning uncontrollably, researchers recently discovered that the rate of rotation can be controlled by rapidly changing the twisting direction of vortices.Operating ultrasonic waves at a pitch of 40kHz (close to the frequency at which bats hear), the engineers held a tiny polystyrene ball—smaller than 1 inch in diameter—in the tractor beam.The sphere, which measures more than two acoustic wavelengths, marks the largest-yet object trapped in a tractor beam.“Acoustic researchers have been frustrated by the size limit for years, so it’s satisfying to find a way to overcome it,” lead paper author Asier Marzo, of the University of Bristol’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, said in a statement. “I think it opens the door to many new applications.”Like the manipulation of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements within the human body. Or container-less transportation of delicate larger samples. “Acoustic tractor beams have huge potential in many applications,” Bruce Drinkwater, professor of ultrasonics, said. “I’m particularly excited by the idea of contactless production lines where delicate objects are assembled without touching them.”This could, according to the University, even be a step toward levitating humans. One day. Maybe.“In the future, with more acoustic power it will be possible to hold even larger objects,” senior research associate Mihai Caleap, who developed the simulations, explained. “This was only thought to be possible using lower pitches, making the experiment audible and dangerous for humans.”Learn to make your own acoustic tractor beam (for less than $75!) via Marzo’s online instructions. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

Library budget has no fees more books

first_imgFort Vancouver Regional Library managers plan to spend $60,000 on a Freegal downloadable music contract that allows users to download MP3-compatible music at no cost: Three songs per week, a maximum 156 per year — to keep for a lifetime.“This will be quite popular,” predicted Melinda Chesbro, FVRL content management director.She expects the Freegal service to become available in Clark County branches by June.It’s already in use in the Multnomah County Library system, which has a handy FAQ website: http://www.multcolib.org/services/tech/freegal/.A tentative 2011-12 operating budget adopted Monday by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District includes plenty of new carrots for customers, without a stick in sight.That includes no late fees on books.At their daylong retreat session at the Cascade Park Community Library, FVRL board members heard how managers intend to boost collections of popular hard-copy books and electronic databases and introduce a slew of digital services starting in June, thanks to $3.31 million from a property tax bump approved by voters last year.The new offerings will include downloadable e-books, audiobooks, streaming video and music — as many as three songs a week, for lifetime use.About $1.76 million of the levy dollars from a property tax increase in effect this year will go to restore all operating hours and days at branch libraries that were reduced in early 2009. Those changes will come May 1 (the new downtown Vancouver Community Library opens with seven-day service in July).last_img read more

Verathon Introduces BladderScan Prime Plus Portable 3D Ultrasound

first_img November 16, 2017 — Verathon Inc. announced the launch of its new portable 3-D ultrasound instrument, BladderScan Prime Plus. Powered by ImageSense artificial intelligence (AI), BladderScan Prime Plus provides exceptional accuracy, according to the company, with enhanced, point-and-click ease of use.The second-generation ImageSense algorithm in Prime Plus combines clinical data from thousands of scans and tens of thousands of ultrasound images with deep learning technology providing bladder volume measurement accuracy of ±7.5 percent on volumes from 100-999 mL and ±7.5mL on volumes from 0-100mL. This accuracy performance is a significant improvement compared to previous BladderScan products across all patient modes, and is 33 percent better than published comparable bladder volume measurement devices with ±10 percent or ±10 mL accuracy, according to Verathon.The simple, intuitive design of BladderScan Prime Plus significantly improves on the ease-of-use of BladderScan Prime. Included among the key usability improvements are:One-mode scanning for all patient types;Point-and-click use — ImageSense, combined with VMode automated 3-D volume acquisition, requires no manual probe fanning, minimizes user error and optimizes clinical workflows;Improved BladderTraq aiming assist and new visual/color cues to indicate proper aiming; andDurable medical-grade design and simplified cleaning for real-world use and compliance with hospital disinfectant standards.The company also announced that the Prime Plus software upgrade will be made available free of charge to existing Prime customers upon request.For more information: www.verathon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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UK researchers build the worlds first quantum compass to overthrow GPS

first_imgBritish researchers have successfully built the world’s first standalone quantum compass, which will act as a replacement for GPS as it allows highly accurate navigation without the need for satellites. This quantum compass was built by researchers from Imperial College London and Glasgow-based laser firm M Squared. The project received funding from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) under the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The device is completely self-contained and transportable and measures how an object’s velocity changes over time, by using the starting point of an object and measuring how an object’s velocity changes. Thereby, it overcomes issues of traditional GPS systems, such as blockages from tall buildings or signal jamming. High precision and accuracy are achieved by measuring properties of super-cool atoms, which means any loss in accuracy is “immeasurably small”. Dr. Joseph Cotter, from the Centre for Cold Matter at Imperial, said: “When the atoms are ultra-cold we have to use quantum mechanics to describe how they move, and this allows us to make what we call an atom interferometer. As the atoms fall, their wave properties are affected by the acceleration of the vehicle. Using an ‘optical ruler’, the accelerometer is able to measure these minute changes very accurately.” The first real-world application for the device could be seen in the shipping industry, The size currently is suitable for large ships or aircraft. However, researchers are already working on a miniature version that could eventually fit in a smartphone. The team is also working on using the principle behind the quantum compass for research in dark energy and gravitational waves. Dr. Graeme Malcolm, founder, and CEO of M Squared said: “This commercially viable quantum device, the accelerometer, will put the UK at the heart of the coming quantum age. The collaborative efforts to realize the potential of quantum navigation illustrate Britain’s unique strength in bringing together industry and academia – building on advancements at the frontier of science, out of the laboratory to create real-world applications for the betterment of society.” Read the press release on the Imperial College blog. Read Next Quantum computing – Trick or treat? D-Wave launches Leap, a free and real-time Quantum Cloud Service Did quantum computing just take a quantum leap? A two-qubit chip by UK researchers makes controlled quantum entanglements possiblelast_img read more

FirstTime Unemployment Claims Inch Up Stop Short of Expectations

first_imgUnemployment,First-Time Unemployment Claims Inch Up, Stop Short of Expectations First-time claims for unemployment insurance edged up by 4,000 to 367,000 for the week ended September 29, the “”Labor Department””:http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm reported Thursday. The previous week’s report was revised upward to 363,000 first time claims from the originally reported 359,000. [IMAGE]Economists had predicted a larger increase to 370,000 first-time claims.Continuing claims├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôreported on a one-week lag├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôwere unchanged at 3,281,000. The previous week’s report of 3,271,000 continuing claims was revised up to 3,281,000.The report will have no impact on the monthly employment situation report for September to be issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. That report├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôtracking the nation’s unemployment rate and job creation├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôis compiled based on payroll and household surveys for the week of the month including the 12th calendar day. First-time unemployment claims rose 14,000 from mid-August to mid-September, suggesting another weak payroll report.This week’s report was again affected by a low seasonal adjustment factor. The Labor Department’s experience has been that claims in September are generally affected by seasonal factor├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôsuch as individuals leaving part-time summer jobs├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôand therefore need to be adjusted to be comparable with other weeks.Although initial claims appear to have plateaued (occasional weather-related spikes notwithstanding) first-time claims fell in only five weeks during the third quarter, with a wide range: As high as 388,000 in the week following the July 4 holiday week and 385,000 in each of the two weeks following Hurricane Isaac, but as low as 352,000 when the quarter began. [COLUMN_BREAK]Since the beginning of the quarter, claims have risen an average of 1,250 per week├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôcertainly lower than during the depths of the recession, but a worrisome trend, nonetheless.The upward adjustment to the prior week’s report was the 34th time this year the preliminary data was revised higher. The four week moving average of first-time claims was unchanged at 375,000. The four week moving average of continuing claims fell 12,750 to 3,285,250. Continuing claims generally reflect the ability of the long-term unemployed to find work and thus considered an indicator of payroll jobs, but could also be affected by legislative action to reduce the duration of unemployment benefits at state levels. Many states have reduced benefit periods for budgetary reasons.The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôreported on two week lag├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôfor the week ending September 15 fell to 5,088,612, a drop of 85,386, primarily in basic state programs├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôrather than emergency and extended programs enacted by Congress.States have been borrowing from the federal government to cover shortfalls in those funds which will eventually have to be repaid├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôunless Congress intervenes├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ôwith higher assessments on employers. Since those assessments are a percentage of payrolls, they discourage employers from adding new workers. As of October 2, 20 states have an aggregate $26.4 billion in outstanding loans to cover shortfalls, up from $26.1 billion one week earlier. Absent Congressional action, interest on those loans could lead to states increasing contribution rates required from employers.States reported 2,143,049 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending September 15, a decrease of 17,399 from the prior week, the Labor Department said. There were 3,027,447 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2011.According to the Labor Department detail, also reported on a one-week lag, the largest increases in initial claims for the week ending September 22 were in Mississippi (+3,314), Ohio (+1,975), Michigan (+1,179), Alabama (+823), and Kentucky (+372), while the largest decreases were in California (-13,527), New York (-3,773), North Carolina (-2,198), Indiana (-2,160), and Virginia (-1,969). in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2012-10-04 Mark Lieberman October 4, 2012 435 Views last_img read more

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first_imgcruiseKathmanduNepalOvation of the SeasSingaporetour ecruising.travel has just released an exclusive cruise tour package that explores the historic and scenic sights of Nepal and includes a cruise from Singapore to Sydney onboard Ovation of the Seas.This comprehensive 23-night itinerary has been introduced at $6499 per person (was $12,499) but must be booked and deposited by 31 August 2017, unless sold out prior.The inaugural departure from Kathmandu will be on 10 October 10, 2018, and the round trip takes in Bharatpur, Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. Highlights include Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath. Fly to Singapore for the journey to Sydney on Ovation of the Seas, with Australian port visits in Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. Priced from $6499 per person twin share, the package includes one-way flight from Sydney to Kathmandu (other capital cities available),one-way flight from Kathmandu to Singapore, domestic flights in Nepal ,seven-nights’ accommodation in centrally located hotels, a private eight-day Nepal land tour with comprehensive sightseeing, transportation, English-speaking guide, entrance fees and some speciality meals, 14-nights cruise accommodation with all meals, transfers in Singapore as well as port charges and government taxes.For more details click hereIMAGE: Nepal Bodhnath Stupa Kathmadulast_img read more

€25000 fine for poaching

first_imgPolice slapped a 62-year-old man from Peyia, Paphos with a €25,000 fine for poaching, it was announced on Monday.According to police, when officers of the game and fauna fund stopped a car on Sunday with three men in it, aged 28, 62 and 65, in the area of Toxeftra in Peyia, they saw one of them throwing a live hare out of the window.They took all three of them to the Peyia police station for questioning.The 62-year-old owner of the car was fined with €25,000 for poaching, and has to pay within a month.The 65-year-old had no licence for the hunting gun he had on him, which is registered to another person. He was charged to appear in court at a later date. Police found nothing against the 28-year-old.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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