Program Helping Children Through Supervised Visits Expands in Yarmouth

first_imgChildren in Yarmouth who are unable to spend time with their parents will now have access to visits through the Supervised Access and Exchange Program. These type of visits occur when a judge has ordered that supervision is necessary. The reason could include domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, high conflict or when a child and parent have been separated for a long time and are reconnecting. “Families that are no longer together can face many challenges but it is important that the focus remain on what is best for the children,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen. “This program provides a safe and supervised place for children to spend quality time with their parents.” The Supervised Access and Exchange Program is a child-focused program that helps families who are experiencing difficulties. The Department of Justice works with community service agencies to provide supervision when a child visits a parent or other family member. “At the family resource centre, we know that the key to building strong confident children comes from within the family,” said Nathalie Ellis, executive director, Parents’ Place Family Resource Centre. “We are excited to facilitate supervised visits to help build a stronger community through family.” The program also provides supervision during exchanges at Parents’ Place, which is the designated child drop off and pickup point. The supervision provides a neutral and safe place that allows children to visit with their family without conflict and unnecessary stress. For more information on the program, please visit: http://nsfamilylaw.ca/services/court/supervised-accessexchange .last_img read more

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Renault Appoints New Boss Middle East and Africa

Rabat – It was announced this week that Fabrice Cambolive will become Renault’s CEO for Africa, the Middle East and India (AMI).This news is of importance to Morocco, where Renault has two factories, one in Tangier and the other in Casablanca. The plant in Tangier is the region’s largest and is expected to produce 400,000 vehicles annually. Moreover in 2016, Renault invested USD 1 billion in the country to create an “industry ecosystem” which would increase local production of components. Morocco’s industry minister Moulay Hafid El Alamy revealed to Reuters that this investment would create MAD 20 billion in revenue.Morocco’s car industry creates 5% of the nation’s GDP and was last year heralded by the Financial Times as one of the country’s “big success stories”. The Kingdom has ranked amongst the top three places to invest in Africa between 2013 and 2016, according to Quantum Global Research Lab’s Africa Investment Index. Additionally, unlike many nations nearby who suffered after the worldwide financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab Spring revolts of 2011, Morocco was able to avoid a large decrease in foreign investments “partly by marketing itself as an export base for Europe, the Middle East and Africa”.Renault controls 38.5% of the market in North Africa and the AMI region generates Renault’s second highest amount of sales; in 2016 almost 500,000 Renault vehicles were sold. read more

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Debate on indigenous peoples and forests among highlights of annual UN forum

30 April 2010The relationship between indigenous peoples and forests was among the major issues discussed during a two-week forum at United Nations Headquarters that wrapped up today, with participants voicing concern about the impact on lives and livelihoods of deforestation, extraction activities and large-scale building projects. The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is “still very much concerned about the continuing eviction of indigenous peoples from their forests,” said Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a member of the Forum since 2005 and former chairperson.“This issue is really a very emotional issue for indigenous peoples, especially indigenous peoples in tropical rainforest countries.”Ms. Tauli-Corpuz, an indigenous activist belonging to the Kankana-ey Igorot peoples of the Philippines, told a news conference that evictions were taking place in many indigenous communities due to the expansion of bio-fuel plantations, conservation programmes such as national parks, wildlife reserves and biosphere reserves, and the expansion of extractive industry operations.Next year is the International Year of Forests, and the Permanent Forum has to play a very active role to present cases from around the world, said Ms. Tauli-Corpuz, who has been appointed by the Forum to prepare a special report on indigenous peoples and forests. Carlos Mamani, the Chairperson of the Permanent Forum, said the 16-member body will be adopting recommendations on the issue of indigenous peoples and forests which it will then forward to next year’s session of the UN Forum on Forests. “The forests of indigenous peoples have suffered nefarious consequences due to extraction activities but also because of colonialism,” he noted. At its current session, the Forum also voiced its grave concern about the increasing expansion of the building of mega-hydroelectric dams.“We call on States to implement the World Commission on Dams report, which contains many of the standards that we think States should adhere to, in particular that the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples should be obtained before any dam project is designed or brought into their communities,” said Ms. Tauli-Corpuz.New Zealand’s announcement on the opening day last week that it is reversing its decision and supporting the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples was another highlight of the current session.The landmark document outlines the rights of the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous people in areas such as culture, identity, language, employment, health and education, and outlaws discrimination against them. New Zealand was one of four countries – the others being Australia, Canada and the United States – that voted against the declaration in 2007. Australia reversed its decision last year.Mr. Mamani said the Permanent Forum welcomed in particular the announcement by the United States that it will begin the process of reviewing the declaration with a view to supporting it, as well as a statement from Canada along the same lines. Some 2,000 indigenous representatives convened in New York to take part in the Permanent Forum’s ninth session, which focused on the theme of “Development with Culture and Identity.”The Permanent Forum comprises 16 independent experts, who function in their personal capacities and serve for a term of three years. Eight of the members are nominated by governments and eight are nominated directly by indigenous organizations in their regions. read more

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What you need to know about the Liberal governments new cultural roadmap

OTTAWA — The federal government laid out its strategy Thursday to support Canada’s creative industries.Here’s what you should know about the plan.— No Netflix tax. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said the Liberals are sticking to their pledge of not introducing new taxes to pay for Canadian content, either streamed or over-the-airwaves. Netflix does, however, play a big part in the plan. Joly announced the video-streaming giant will spend $500 million over five years for the creation of original content produced in Canada. It’s unclear how the money will be spent and what the government agreed to in brokering the deal. The agreement falls under the Investment Act, which means Netflix could face penalties if it doesn’t live up to its end of the bargain.— The Canadian Media Fund gets a boost. The CMF is a pot of money to support the production of Canadian content. Canada’s traditional broadcasters and TV service providers are mandated by law to contribute to the fund, based on a formula tied to their revenues. But declining advertising and subscription dollars have put pressure on the fund. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says Ottawa will contribute more starting next year to make up for the industry shortfall.— No news industry bailout. Canadian newspaper publishers have also faced declining advertising revenues, and an independent body called on Ottawa during public consultations to find ways to help them survive. But Joly has closed the door to any suggestion that taxpayers prop up those publishers, saying the government’s approach “will not be to bail out industry models that are no longer viable.” Instead, the government has committed to aid smaller periodicals and local newspapers as they transition to digital platforms and away from printed newspapers. And here again, a new digital media giant, Facebook, is lending a hand, teaming up with Toronto’s Ryerson University to fund a digital news incubator.— Sell it to the world. The government says it will spend $125 million over five years on what it calls a creative export strategy. It includes a new export fund to promote Canadian creators abroad, and a new Creative Industries Council to help guide promotion efforts. Updates are also planned for programs such as the Canadian Book Fund and the Canada Music Fund.— Tear it down, build it up. Canada hasn’t updated laws surrounding the country’s broadcast and creative industries for more than two decades — laws created when the word “digital” wasn’t in the lexicon. Joly said the government will launch wide-ranging reviews of the Copyright Act, the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act, to bring them up to speed with the new realities. The country’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, and the CBC’s mandate, will each also undergo a broad rethink. read more

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Rishad says his party is not looking to promote Ranil

“The removal of Wickremesinghe MP from PM is a clear violation of the Constitution and this is where we say it is wrong,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader Rishad Bathiudeen says the intention of his party is not to promote Ranil Wickremesinghe.Bathiudeen said that the ACMC is supporting the United National Party (UNP) purely to protect democracy and the Constitution. “We do not have any personal passion for the individual, Ranil Wickremesinghe MP. There is no relationships  between the ACMC and the UNP either. We as the ACMC stand with the UNP only to safeguard democracy and to uphold our Constitution that has been violated repeatedly,” he said. Bathiudeen says the ACMC supports Wickremesinghe being reappointed as Prime Minister only since his removal was illegal. read more

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Closer ties for British and Korean automotive sectors

British and Korean automotive sectors to enjoy closer ties as SMMT signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).Agreement strengthens the relationship between Europe’s fourth biggest and Asia’s third largest manufacturers of vehiclesOpportunities for growth in both markets include in developing connected and autonomous vehicles, low and zero emission technology.The British and Korean automotive sectors are to benefit from closer ties as SMMT today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its Korean counterpart, the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA). The agreement was announced on the UK Pavilion at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 by SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes; KAMA President and CEO, Marn-ki Jeong; and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell CMG.Supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the new commitment will help foster greater collaboration between Britain and Korea in developing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and low and zero emission technology. It will also help cooperation between the two sectors in terms of trade and investment, given the existing strong relationship.Korea is one of the largest new car markets in Asia, with more than 1.5 million new cars registered last year, and a key export location for UK-made premium, luxury and sport cars, currently ranking 13th out of some 160 overseas destinations. The UK is the second largest new car market in Europe and British buyers are particularly keen on Korean marques. It is, in fact, the largest EU market for Korean car brands ahead of Germany, with more than 100,000 models registered on British roads in the first half of 2019 alone.In Korea, Britain and around the world, new cars are increasingly featuring connected and autonomous features. In the UK seven in ten new cars are already available with driver assistance systems, and the potential impact of CAVs to society is significant, with a boost to economic growth and reduction in serious accidents. The opportunities for collaboration between Britain and Korea in the development and deployment of CAVs are sizable due to complimentary factors in both nations.The UK is already regarded as one of the best locations to deploy and test CAVs on real roads, with supportive regulations and the world’s first insurance framework for automated vehicles. To date, the UK government and automotive industry have jointly invested more than £500 million in CAV R&D and testbeds – with four major CAV testbeds in existence. The UK also boasts world-class research universities with advanced capabilities in engineering, software, data science and artificial intelligence and, in the West Midlands, the UK’s first Future Mobility Area which will test and demonstrate new modes of transport, services and technologies.Korea, meanwhile, is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturing nations and a huge investor in CAV R&D. A new DIT report published last week illustrates the significant opportunities for British companies involved in CAV development in Korea where its globally competitive automotive sector offers a strong foundation for developing CAVs. The Korean CAV market is maturing with current estimates putting the market at somewhere between £70-100 million, with the potential to be worth £2.5 billion by 2025.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,This agreement shows how the UK automotive sector is outward looking and, despite multiple headwinds, keen to work worldwide to help secure future success. The automotive industry is going through a period of unprecedented change with the shift to electrification, digitalisation of manufacturing and the development of connected and autonomous vehicles all happening simultaneously. Success in this intense environment requires ever-closer collaboration, so this MOU offers tremendous opportunities which will help both countries’ automotive sectors flourish.Marn-ki Jeong, KAMA President and Chief Executive, said,This is a memorable moment for the Korean automobile industry to build up the sound development of Korea-UK cooperation in the sectors including Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFV) and some other issues which we are commonly interested in. I believe the agreement will open a new era for active cooperation between the two organisations, which could make us more efficiently engaged in any issues to be tackled by the auto industries domestically and internationally. This is the right time for both of us to share the ideas and wisdom we have accumulated to ensure a bright future for the Korean and UK automotive industries.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Kostecka sends Loyola MD past Mount St Marys 7565

BALTIMORE — Andrew Kostecka poured in 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double to propel Loyola (MD) to a 75-65 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday.Kostecka shot 8 of 15 from the floor, sank a career-high 12 free throws in 12 attempts, and added three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for the Greyhounds (3-5). Isaiah Hart scored a season-high 14 for Loyola, which plays its next five games on the road.Freshman Malik Jefferson scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (0-7), while Jalen Gibbs chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.The Greyhounds led 40-32 at halftime and pushed their lead to double digits on Hart’s jumper with 16:28 left to play. Mount St. Mary’s got no closer than seven points from there.Loyola took a season-high 37 free throws and made 28. Both teams shot under 20 per cent from the 3-point line.The Associated Press read more

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Arcsenciel le phénomène expliqué et illustré

first_imgArcs-en-ciel : le phénomène expliqué et illustré Un arc-en-ciel se forme lorsque le spectre continu de la lumière se décompose et devient visible dans le ciel. Le phénomène, bien que très commun, n’est pas toujours connu en détails : Maxisciences vous éclaire.Un arc-en-ciel est constitué de sept bandes de couleur : rouge, orange, jaune, vert, bleu, indigo et violet. Bien que l’indigo ne soit pas bien visible, les fameuses “sept couleurs de l’arc-en-ciel” sont conservées car le chiffre 7 a une connotation positive chez les Occidentaux. À lire aussiSoleil : Pourquoi est-ce que l’on bronze ?On peut observer un arc-en-ciel lorsque de l’eau en suspension dans l’air (le plus souvent de la pluie) est traversée par de la lumière (généralement celle du Soleil, mais il existe également des arcs-en-ciel lunaires) et que l’observateur tourne le dos à la source de lumière. Chaque goutte d’eau joue le rôle d’un prisme, dispersant la lumière blanche émise par le Soleil (ou la Lune) en différentes bandes de couleur. L’arc-en-ciel n’est ainsi, au final, qu’une illusion d’optique, apparaissant par temps humide ensoleillé ou à travers des chutes d’eau ou des cascades.Immortalisé dans des paysages remarquables, le phénomène peut donner lieu à de splendides clichés, comme ceux que nous vous proposons dans cette galerie. Pour voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/arc-en-ciel/des-arcs-en-ciel-remarquables-immortalises-a-travers-le-globe_art6278.htmlLe 13 mars 2010 à 13:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Il reçoit 300 euros pour un retard dans la livraison de sa

first_imgIl reçoit 300 euros pour un retard dans la livraison de sa Freebox RevolutionUn internaute a fait condamner Free à 300 euros de dommages pour avoir attendu trop longtemps sa Freebox Revolution.Jean-Laurent est un internaute heureux. Non seulement il a reçu sa Freebox Revolution mais celle-ci s’est vue accompagnée d’un chèque de 300 euros de la part du fournisseur d’accès à Internet (FAI). Car lassé de ne voir arriver sa box, commandée en décembre 2010, Jean-Laurent a saisi un juge de proximité en mars dernier. Celui-ci a donc condamné Free à verser 300 euros de dédommagement plus d’éventuels intérêts, relaye le quotidien lyonnais Le Progrès. L’internaute avait déjà écrit à Free en janvier, constatant que son appareil n’arrivait pas. Mais son e-mail, puis sa lettre recommandée, n’ont jamais trouvé de réponse. Il a donc saisi la justice et le 28 mars dernier, celle-ci lui a donné raison en condamnant Free à livrer la box sous 15 jours sous peine de payer 20 euros par jour de retard en cas de non respect de l’ordonnance. Une action qui pourrait en entraîner d’autres, nombre d’internautes se plaignant des délais de livraison de la Freebox Revolution…  Le 3 mai 2011 à 15:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Toyota tunes up program with Clark College

first_imgThis story was written by a staff member of The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, as part of a collaboration with The Columbian called Voices From Clark College. It was published Wednesday in The Independent.Toyota Motor Corp. is upgrading a partnership with Clark College, and about 40 other community colleges and vocational schools nationwide, that provides training and jobs for automotive students.In return for its support of the auto training programs, the Japanese automaker will employ technicians from Clark College’s automotive program who are specialized to work on Toyota vehicles.The partnership is an upgrade to the approximately 25-year-old Toyota Technical Education Network program designed to train technicians for careers within Toyota dealerships, Clark College automotive instructor Jason Crone said.Until now, students in the Toyota training program and general automotive students have received the same training. Beginning next fall, the program will split into a nighttime general automotive program and a daytime program with a Toyota-specific curriculum, both extending two years, Clark College automotive department professor Tonia Haney said.last_img read more

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Maroon 5 Online Store Reverb Announce Sale Of Music Gear Instruments

first_img Email News Maroon 5, Online Store Reverb Announce Sale Of Music Gear, Instruments Reverb To Sell Classic Maroon 5 Gear Soon maroon-5-online-store-reverb-announce-sale-music-gear-instruments Facebook center_img Twitter A Gibson Les Paul Jim Beam guitar actually traveled up in the air on tour and landed with unknown consequences but still looks great. An Akai MPC 4000 drum machine enjoyed spending songwriting days at producer Rick Rubin’s fabled Laurel Canyon home, also known as “The Mansion.” A one of a kind Keytar prototype will tempt you alongside Carmichael’s first tour buddy — a Yamaha S90 keyboard — as well as a versatile Open Labs MiKo keyboard that might even have some samples still on it. The guitars, keyboards, microphones and more all made a difference to Maroon 5’s unique success and are ready to be passed on to new owners, for new creations.”We used all of this gear when we were kids, working hard to establish ourselves as a band,” said Carmichael. “Now, we’re in a new phase and we need to clear out what we’re not using anymore to make room for the equipment that will help us create what comes next. This gear was such a huge part of our story and I hope that it goes to an up-and-coming band or musicians who can make it part of their own story.”Maroon 5’s first GRAMMY win was for Best New Artist at the 47th GRAMMY Awards, followed by Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal the following year for “This Love.” At the 50th GRAMMY Awards, “Makes Me Wonder” brought them their third for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. But those are just several of many reasons you might feel you need gear like this.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Guitars, keyboards, microphones, drum machines, road cases and more will be for sale, each with its unique aura of musical historyPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 28, 2018 – 1:09 pm Maroon 5 and Reverb have announced that more than 100 items from the band’s accumulated musical instruments and gear will be up for sale online through the marketplace, beginning on Aug. 30.The official announcement at Reverb, which came on Aug. 28, includes an email sign up so prospective buyers can be the first to know when the Techno Empire shop begins listing the items. Some items date as far back as the days when Maroon 5 was still known as Kara’s Flowers. Many are from their world tour for the 2002 album Songs About Jane.The details are more than mouthwatering and even the “Maroon 5″-emblazoned road cases for sale are experienced world travelers. When guys like these tour around with gear like this, memories attach — inspiring collectors and enthusiasts to start their own relationship to guitars, mics and more that already have a place in pop music history.”It’s nice to know that there’s some history there when you put your gear in a case that’s been all around the world with a band,” said keyboard and rhythm-guitar player Jesse Carmichael.last_img read more

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Maruti Suzuki launches XL6 in India price starts at Rs 980 lakh

first_imgFocusing on the major buyers in the market, it is the best time for the companies to adapt to the trend and produce muscle cars to boost car sales to some extent. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:47Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga launched Maruti Suzuki XL6nexaexperience.comWith the Indian automobile market is facing difficulty with its slowing sales, the companies are still competing to lure the customers by following the trend and producing SUVs and MPVs within the mid-range segment, with the latest technology and spectacular designs installed in them. Brands like — Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Mahindra, Honda, and Renault — have been competing with their peak-ranging technology, trying to beat each other in the pricing game.The latest unveiling of Maruti Suzuki’s XL6 has set up a target for its competitors by providing its customers with the lowest price for an MPV with a magnificent futuristic design. The six-sitter MPV was launched at a price of Rs 9.80 lakh. Maruti will be selling XL6 as its fifth vehicle under the Nexa dealership following the cars like Ignis, Baleno, Ciaz, and S-Cross. Maruti Suzuki Nexa dealershipMaruti SuzukiThe MPV will be sporting six colour variants available to the customers in Nexa Blue, Brave Khaki, Auburn Red, Magma Grey, Premium Silver, and Arctic White. XL6 will be launching in the market with its Zeta MT version priced at Rs 9.80 lakh, Zeta AT version for Rs 10.90 lakh, Alpha MT for Rs 10.36 and Alpha AT for Rs 11.46 lakh.The six-sitter confirmed to start its booking from August 9 for an initial down payment of Rs 10,000, will be competing against its own brand’s Ertiga, which is priced between 7.55 to 11.21 lakh.Now let’s take a look at what makes XL6 different from Maruti Suzuki Ertiga at almost the same price range for the high-end versions: Maruti Suzuki XL6nexaexperience.comMaruti Suzuki integrated the XL6 with the BS6-compliant K15 petrol engine. The monster boasts of 105 hp producing 138 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual stick with an option for a 4-speed automatic torque converter.Coming to the looks and interiors, the beast sports a chrome front grille having cross-bar chrome garnish, has unique quad-LED headlamps, LED DRLs, Led light guide for the tail lamps, side cladding, and all back alloy wheels. The company gave the new launch a classy black spacious interior boasting of a stone finish. The car hosts its users with leather upholstery, second-row captain seats, and third-row reclining seats. The seat stitching is almost similar to the Ertiga with slight modifications in the second row having two individual seats rather than a bench seat as of its predecessor. It also hosts a multifunction leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and cruise control.The company has also focused on providing its users’ peak level entertainment during their commute. It has packed the auto with a 17.8 cm SmartPlay Studio touchscreen that allows smartphone connectivity. Maruti Suzuki XL6nexaexperience.comHowever, Maruti Suzuki has continued following its trend of infusing its cars with Suzuki’s fifth-generation Heartech platform to improve safety while driving. The Heartech platform provides safety sensors to detect frontal-offset impact, side-impact, and pedestrian protection. The company has also equipped the car with on-board safety features like dual front airbags, ABS, high-speed warning alert and reverse parking sensors. The company also announced that the automatic variant will be fitted with the Electronic Stability Program with the hill-hold function.The four-wheel auto craze of Indian youth is constantly shifting from the sedan class to the SUVs and MPVs. The latest revelation on the sales of four-wheel cars reflects a tremendous increase in the purchase of muscle cars by the youth, who are also the major sales targets as they have both interest and financial capability to spend largely on their hobbies.last_img read more

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Body recommends sack of 4 cops over Tangail police firing

first_imgA probe body, formed to investigate the ‘police firing’ on demonstrators in Kalihati upazila of Tangail that left four people dead and 50 others injured in 2015, has recommended terminating four policemen responsible for the incident, reports UNB.On conclusion of the departmental probe by the Tangail district police after two years of the tragedy, the committee recommended punishment of eight policemen, said Mahbub Alam, superintendent of Tangail police.The probe report was sent to the police headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday, the police super added.The policemen who are recommended to be fired are Munsef Ahmed, the then sub-inspector (SI) of Ghatail police station, Salim Uddin, SI of Kalihati police station, and constables Ziaul Haque and Aminul Islam.The probe body also suggested putting the increment process of four other policemen — Omar Faruk, SI of Ghatail police station, Abul Bashar, SI of Kalihati police station, Constables Mahtab Uddin and Tomal Barmon– on hold.On 18 September 2015, four people were killed and 50 others injured, as police allegedly opened fire and charged baton on some people demonstrating against torture on a youth and his mother in Kalihati upazila.The incident took place when police intercepted a procession brought out by a group of people of Kalihati and Ghatail upazilas during their march towards Kalihati police station to lay a siege to it demanding exemplary punishment of the culprits who had stripped naked a youth in front of his mother and took photo of the incident at Satutia village in the upazila.last_img read more

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Reports on starvation deaths in Bengal are fabricated Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Days after news of alleged starvation deaths in West Bengal appeared in a section of the media, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday refuted the reports as “fabricated”, saying the deaths either resulted from “age-related ailments” or “excessive liquor consumption”. Last week, media reports had suggested that seven people of Sabar community, in Jungle Mahal area of Jhargram district, died due to starvation. In her address to the Assembly, Banerjee said the state government provides foodgrain to “every poor person” in the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “The reports that people from Sabar community have died due to starvation is absolutely false and fabricated. No one has died in Bengal due to starvation. We provide free rice and wheat to each and every poor person in this state – from the hills in the north to Jungle Mahal in the south,” she stated. Sabar community is an ethnic tribe, mainly found in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. “People have died in Jungle Mahal due to excessive consumption of liquor or age-related ailments. While two people have died of illness and old age, others have died due to liver problems caused by excessive consumption of liquor,” she asserted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Listing the development projects taken up for the welfare of tribal communities, the CM said the state has always been sensitive to the needs of the poor. Meanwhile, the legislators of opposition CPI(M) and the Congress staged a walkout from the assembly as their demand for a detailed discussion on alleged Sabar community deaths was rejected, following the chief minister’s unilateral statement on the issue. “The state government is afraid to hold a discussion, adhering to assembly rules, as it will unveil many secrets, giving us an opportunity to question the government. That is why the CM unilaterally gave a statement,” Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan said.last_img read more

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Court to study legality of immigrant detentions

first_imgImmigrant’s rights groups are challenging the constitutionality of parts of Costa Rica’s immigration law.While the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) is reviewing the case, it has ordered immigration officials to stop detaining foreigners suspected of being in the country illegally. The Sala IV also ordered a moratorium on immigration agents confiscating passports or travel documents of immigrants here, the daily La Nación reported.As it stands, the current law allows immigration officials to detain individuals suspected of being in the country illegally for up to 24 hours. That 24-hour period, according to the law, “can be extended in certain situations.” It also allows for officials to retain foreigners’ passports and travel documents “with the goals of verifying their immigration status.”Immigration Director Kathya Rodríguez told La Nación the moratorium on those two actions leaves officials with their “hands tied,” adding that detentions and the retention of travel documents are the “basic tools” the organization uses to handle cases of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. Carlos Sandoval, who filed the legal challenge, told La Nación the Costa Rican Constitution allows an administrative body to detain individuals for up to 24 hours only if legal proceedings are started against the person. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Praise skepticism as Cuba eases travel rules

first_imgAssociated PressHAVANA (AP) – For the first time since the height of the Cold War more than half a century ago, Cuba is giving its people the freedom to leave the country without government permission, scrapping the detested exit visa that kept many from traveling outside the communist nation for even a few days.The announcement Tuesday came as blockbuster news on the island, where citizens were ecstatic at the prospect of being able to leave for a vacation _ or even forever _ with only a passport and a visa from the country of their destination. “Wow, how great!” said Mercedes Delgado, a 73-year-old retiree. “Citizens’ rights are being restored. … Let’s hope this is a breakthrough to keep returning the rights that they have taken away from us.”The decree still allows Cuban authorities the ability to deny travel by many Cubans for reasons of defense and “national security,” suggesting that dissidents may continue to face restrictions. So will doctors, scientists, athletes, members of the military and others considered key contributors, as well as those who face criminal charges.An end to the hated exit visa had been promised since last year by President Raul Castro as part of his five-year reform plan. Analysts called it the latest and biggest step in a gradual relaxation of restrictions on things like opening private small businesses, owning cell phones, staying in tourist hotels and buying and selling homes and cars.“It’s an important step forward in human rights, the ability to travel outside of your country without the government’s permission,” said Philip Peters, a longtime Cuba analyst at the Virginia-based Lexington Institute think tank. Cubans still need to acquire entry visas for most countries, including the United States, which closely screens applicants and rejects potential overstayers. According to U.S. government statistics, about 43,000 visas were issued to Cubans in the most recent fiscal year, including both tourist and immigrant visas, and a huge backlog means the wait for a new visa application can be lengthy.Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, said U.S. visa requirements remain unchanged.“We obviously welcome any reforms that will allow Cubans to depart from and return to their country freely,” she said. “We remain committed to the migration accords under which our two countries support and promote safe, legal and orderly migration.”Under those 1994 accords, Washington has encouraged Havana to take steps to prevent any future mass exodus.However, the end of the exit visa could lead to an increase in Cubans traveling to third countries and either staying there or making their way to the U.S. Islanders already fly frequently to Ecuador, which does not require an entry visa.Kathleen Campbell Walker, an immigration lawyer in El Paso, Texas, said Homeland Security officials review passenger lists for U.S.-bound flights and are likely to order an airline to deny boarding to anyone who doesn’t have a visa. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Migration is a highly politicized issue in Cuba and beyond its borders.Under the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, the United States allows nearly all Cubans who reach its territory to remain, while those caught at sea are sent home and not penalized. Just last week, three members of the Cuban national soccer team defected ahead of a match in Canada and sought refuge in the U.S.More than 1 million people of Cuban origin live in the United States, and many thousands more are in Europe and Latin America.Granma published an accompanying editorial blaming the decades-old travel restrictions on U.S. attempts to topple the island’s government, plant spies and recruit its best-educated citizens.“The update to the migratory policy takes into account the right of the revolutionary state to defend itself from the interventionist and subversive plans of the U.S. government and its allies,” Granma said. “Therefore, measures will remain to preserve the human capital created by the revolution in the face of the theft of talent applied by the powerful.”While the measure greatly streamlines the travel process, analysts said it was unlikely to provoke a mass exodus. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Besides the exit visa, the new policy also eliminates the need for a letter of invitation from an institution or person in the destination country.“These measures are truly substantial and profound,” deputy immigration chief Col. Lamberto Fraga told a morning news conference. “What we are doing is not just cosmetic.”Still, Fraga said some people remain restricted to combat the brain drain that has already led many of the island’s young and talented to leave for economic reasons.“These professionals are going to require authorization to leave,” Fraga said.Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez expressed concern that officials might now control travel merely by denying passports.“I have the suitcase ready to travel. … Let’s see if I get a flight for Jan. 14, 2013, to try out the new law,” tweeted Sanchez, who said she has been denied an exit visa 20 times over the last five years.U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the Obama administration was taking a wait-and-see attitude.“The Cuban government has kept for itself a couple of other checks on the ability of people to leave freely, including this issue of revalidating passports and this issue of claiming that they can preserve the human capital of the revolution in the country,” Nuland said. “So we just need to see how this is implemented.” Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “The one thing that stands out now is that the travel restrictions are all on the side of the United States,” Peters added, referring to the longtime ban on American tourism to the island as part of the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba. “That’s kind of ironic.”___Associated Press writers Anne-Marie Garcia in Havana, Alicia A. Caldwell, Bradley Klapper and Luis Alonso Lugo in Washington, and Jennifer Kay in Miami contributed to this report.___Peter Orsi is on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Peter_Orsi At the Versailles restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana, a well-known gathering spot for Cuban-Americans, Eddie Balzola applauded the announcement.“Anything that is more freedom for humanity is always a good thing,” Balzola said. “People should have the freedom to travel and go and come as they please in every country.”But the measure was also dismissed by some exiles, including Havana-born U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who called it part of “so-called reforms” that are “nothing more than Raul Castro’s desperate attempts to fool the world into thinking that Cuba is changing.”Tomas Bilbao, executive director of the Washington-based Cuba Study Group, said he was cautiously optimistic the move will reduce the isolation of the Cuban people and increase interaction between the U.S. and Cuban civil society.“The important story is the Cuban government has taken a step that has long been demanded by the Cuban people,” Bilbao said.Peters said it’s unlikely the change will inspire Washington to make an overture to Havana in the middle of a presidential election year, but this and other changes in Cuba offer opportunities for engagement with whoever takes the oath of office in January. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes “It eliminates a horrendous and offensive bureaucratic obstacle to travel.”Starting Jan. 14, Cubans will no longer have to apply for the costly “tarjeta blanca,” or “white card,” ending a restriction in place since 1961, the height of the Cold War.The measure also extends to 24 months the amount of time Cubans can remain abroad, and they can request an extension when that runs out. Currently, Cubans lose residency and their rights to property, social security, free health care and free education after 11 months overseas.Announced in the wee hours in the Communist newspaper Granma and published into law in the official Gazette, word of the change spread like wildfire Tuesday and was the talk of the streets and office buildings. Islanders greeted the news with a mixture of delight and astonishment.“This is huge news. Everybody has been waiting for it for a long time,” said Bertina Rodriguez, a 47-year-old office worker. “Because it’s a kind of opening, even if I think they’re doing it so that people can’t say this is a place where they keep people locked up.”“I heard from my cousin who phoned from the United States,” said Beatriz Suarez, a 35-year-old Havana resident. “She’s all worked up about this.” Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

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Dutch govt eyes limited ban on facecovering clothing

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on “face-covering clothing,” widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million.Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his ruling coalition has drawn up a proposal aimed at banning people from wearing clothing that obscures the face on public transport and in schools, government buildings and medical institutions. The proposal will be sent to a panel of legal advisers for assessment. The panel, the Council of State, was heavily critical in 2012 of an attempt by the government to ban burqas, saying it breached religious freedom provisions in the Dutch constitution. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Rutte insisted the latest move is not targeting any particular religious group and will not go as far as the earlier attempt at a general ban on burqas.“It has nothing to do with religion or what people do in their own homes,” he said.Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said people “can still walk along the street in a burqa,” but added they would have to remove it to get onto a bus.France in 2011 became the first country in Europe to enact a law forbidding face-covering veils anywhere in public.The Dutch Muslim women’s organization Al Nisa, which has lobbied against any kind of burqa ban, saying the proposal is not tackling a serious problem in society but reacting to fears.“Fear that threatens to manifest itself against anything that we find different or strange,” the group said in a statement. “And that while the Netherlands was known for her tolerance and level-headedness.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Come and watch allwomen functioned flight at Ethiopian Airlines

first_imgSource = Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlinesbook and fly here Ethiopian Airlines www.ethiopianairlines.comCome and watch All-Women functioned flight at Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopian Airlines, the leading, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will operate an All-Women Functioned Flight on November 19, 2015 on the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route.This historic flight is aimed at crystalizing Ethiopian corporate conviction of “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth” and it is the first of its kind in Ethiopian 70 years of service.This historical flight will be operated by an All – Female crew led by Female Flight deck crew members and senior female executives onboard that flight. On ground Flight preparations will also be conducted by females only such as Cabin Operations, Airport Operations, Flight Dispatcher, Load Controller, Ramp Operations, On-board logistics, Aviation Safety and Security, Ticket Offices, Catering, Air Traffic Controllers as well as Global Call Center.Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, It is a great honor for us to have competent Women Aviation Professionals at Ethiopian in every aspect of the aviation field, which portrays Ethiopian as gender responsive organization that strives to pursue its underlying stance of being an equal opportunity employer. We are very proud of their achievements and contributions and it is our sincere belief that this will continue with an enhanced magnitude and passion to sustain Ethiopian on its fast growth trajectory.Above all, this is an ample opportunity to inspire young African female students to believe in their dreams and embark to fill the skill gap for Aviation professionals. Women are the continent’s greatest untapped resources, and hereby fully dedicated to ensure the increase number of women in decision making positions on top of key operational areas by consistently grooming and mentoring successor female employees for top managerial, technical and operational positions. We invite the whole world to watch our all-female operated long haul flight to and from Bangkok.”It is to recall that Ethiopian Airlines has created a more conducive situation for new mothers, by launching a Nursing Room equipped with modern amenities; comfortable reclining chairs, and refrigerators for the storage of breast milk. New electronic breast pumps are also distributed to new mothers. The fact that female employees comprise 30% of the total Ethiopian employee population signifies Ethiopian core value of equal opportunity employer.last_img read more

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