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MMIW supporters help in the search of missing Caucasian woman in Winnipeg

first_imgAPTN National NewsA small group of Indigenous activists are lending a hand in the search of a missing Winnipeg woman.The missing woman, 57, is Caucasian but the missing and murdered Indigenous women activists want to help bring the family closure.APTN’s Jaydon Flett has the story.last_img

US Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan to Visit Morocco

Rabat – US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan is expected to pay an official visit to Morocco later this week as part of his Europe and North Africa tour from June 25 to 29.A statement from the US Department of State said that the US official will discuss “a range of US priorities, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring defeat of ISIS and promote cooperation on regional and global security challenges.” The statement further explained that Sullivan will meet several Moroccan senior officials “to discuss a range of political, economic, and security issues, including Morocco’s important contributions to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.” He will also meet with a group of Moroccan youth in Casablanca. Sullivan will first travel to the Netherlands and Denmark.Before landing in Morocco, the US official will also visit Algeria to meet government officials and to participate in the 5th annual bilateral dialogue between the US and Algeria on security and the fight against terrorism.The US Department of State has issued several statements to recognize Morocco’s leading role in the fight against terrorism. In December 2017, the State Department said that the North African country, along with the US, are “leading global efforts at the international level” in the fight against terrorism and extremist ideologies.The US Department of State added that Morocco is a leader in training security and law enforcement officials “from friendly nations such as Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal.” read more

Kosovo UN envoy briefs Council of Europe on Serbian provinces final status

30 January 2007The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo today briefed the Council of Europe on latest developments in deciding the final status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province that the world body has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting. “Status will be a new beginning for Kosovo,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Joachim Rücker told the Council’s Committee of Ministers’ Deputies in Strasbourg, France, stressing the importance of a timely resolution of the issue that will help greatly enhance stability in the region.Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy for Kosovo’s future status process Martti Ahtisaari is to present his proposal for final status to the Serbian Government and Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian- led provisional authorities on Friday, but no details have been released. Independence and autonomy are among options that have been mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1, but Serbia rejects independence.“Status continues to be the dominant issue for everyone concerned with Kosovo and the region of the Western Balkans,” Mr. Rücker said today.He also discussed with the Committee and with the Council’s Secretary General Terry Davis security, minority returns, protection of cultural heritage sites and the general state of human rights, including the expected appointment of an Ombudsperson.In early 1999, the province was the scene of atrocities and the forceful displacement of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians. After a three-month intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), culminating in the arrival of troops, most of the Albanian population returned to their homes within days.But only some 15,600 returns of ethnic Serbs, Roma and other minorities have been registered out of the estimated 250,000 who fled after the withdrawal of Serbian forces in 1999. read more

Syria UN advisers warn that crimes against humanity may have been committed

22 July 2011The United Nations special advisers on genocide prevention and the principle of responsibility to protect today voiced alarm at persistent reports of widespread and systematic human rights violations perpetrated by security forces in Syria, saying that crimes against humanity may have been committed. Francis Deng, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and Edward Luck, the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, said that Syrian security forces have reportedly continued to kill civilians and make arbitrary arrests.Serious violations of international human rights law are reported to have systematically occurred in the context of the attacks on civilians, they said in a joint statement to the media.“Based on available information, the Special Advisers consider that the scale and gravity of the violations indicate a serious possibility that crimes against humanity may have been committed and continue to be committed in Syria,” said Mr. Deng and Mr. Luck.They called for an “independent, thorough, and objective investigation” of the events in Syria, where demonstrations by civilians calling for greater democracy have been brutally suppressed.The UN advisers echoed calls by the Secretary-General to the Syrian Government to allow humanitarian access to areas affected by the unrest and to facilitate the visit of the UN Human Rights Council-mandated fact-finding mission to the country.“Without these steps, it will be very difficult to defuse existing tensions and to prevent the escalation of violence,” they said. “All actors involved in the current crisis in Syria are urged to refrain from the use of force, from acts of violence, or from incitement to violence.”Mr. Deng and Mr. Luck reminded the Syrian Government of its responsibility to protect its population, as all heads of State and government pledged to do in the outcome document of the 2005 UN summit.“They [heads of State] agreed to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity, as well as their incitement.“To that end, the Government should work with civil society to encourage understanding and trust between communities, while taking care not to act in a way that could exacerbate possible differences,” the two advisers said.As a first step, they urged the Syrian Government to ensure that security forces and civilian personnel under their command “comply fully and consistently” with international human rights obligations when carrying out their duties. read more

I was also a victim Head of railway at centre of deadly

MONTREAL — The railway executive behind the company whose train smashed into Lac-Megantic wants people to know he’s been suffering, too.Looking back at the year as it comes to a close, Ed Burkhardt said he’s still troubled by the Quebec derailment and has thought about it every day since the July 6 catastrophe killed 47 people and destroyed part of the town.The chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. also told The Canadian Press in a recent interview that he’s sustained significant personal financial losses since the disaster.They had every reason to be very upset with what had occurred . . . But what they didn’t know was that I was equally upset“They had every reason to be very upset with what had occurred,” Burkhardt said about the anger directed toward him by the people of Lac-Megantic.“But what they didn’t know was that I was equally upset and I was also a victim of this whole thing.”Burkhardt, who said he is the largest shareholder in the now-insolvent MMA, explained that he lost his entire investment after the crash forced the company to file for bankruptcy protection.“That’s a big pile of money, I might say,” Burkhardt, the president of MMA parent company Rail World Inc., said in a phone interview from his Illinois office.“It’s reduced me from being a fairly well-off guy to one that’s just getting by. But OK, that’s what happens.”Canadian Press He added, however, that he wasn’t complaining about the hit he took to his bottom line, insisting he didn’t want to criticize the people of Lac-Megantic because “they went through hell.”(Financial losses are) not in the same category as the personal losses, the deaths and all of that, that people suffered in Lac-Megantic“(Financial losses are) not in the same category as the personal losses, the deaths and all of that, that people suffered in Lac-Megantic,” he said.Burkhardt’s frequently blunt remarks, often lacking public-relations massaging and sentimentalism, made him public enemy No. 1 last summer in Lac-Megantic.His brief stop in the town in the aftermath is perhaps best-remembered for his tumultuous news conference, during which he was heckled by irate locals.Burkhardt, who also faced criticism for waiting more than four days before visiting the town after the crash, had anticipated the rough reception. He defended his delayed appearance, saying he was dealing with the crisis from his office.Before travelling to Lac-Megantic, Burkhardt even quipped that he’d probably have to wear a bulletproof vest during his visit.Burkhardt displayed his straight-shooting style in the middle of the news conference when a reporter asked him how much he was worth, financially. He replied: “A whole lot less than I was Saturday (the day of the derailment).”Reflecting on his reputation in Lac-Megantic, Burkhardt believes local anger was directed at him because, as chairman, he was the voice of the company.“I think I assumed too much of a personal role up there, so I guess I was the magnet for all of the people’s unhappiness, which is not terribly surprising,” the railway boss said.He then repeated an allegation he first made publicly at that July news conference: the train driver didn’t do his job properly the night of the disaster.“They view me terribly, but I wasn’t the guy who didn’t set the brakes on the train,” he said.Burkhardt has alleged that the driver did not apply enough handbrakes before the train broke loose and barrelled about 10 kilometres down a hill into Lac-Megantic.Tom Harding, the train’s driver, was suspended by MMA following the accident. Harding’s lawyer did not respond to a request to comment on Burkhardt’s allegation.François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images Firefighters from the neighbouring town of Nantes have said they responded to a blaze on board the train hours before it came off the tracks in Lac-Megantic. MMA has suggested the fire department’s decision to shut off the locomotive to extinguish the fire might have disabled its air brakes.Police and federal transport safety officials are conducting investigations into the crash.In the months since the disaster, Burkhardt says he’s questioned whether his trains should have ever been transporting crude oil.I’ve asked myself a number of times as to whether we should have been handling this oil at all“I’ve asked myself a number of times as to whether we should have been handling this oil at all,” Burkhardt said.“Hindsight is 20-20 vision, so at this point I wish we hadn’t been handling oil. We would have obviously not been exposed to such a situation.”MMA stopped hauling oil after the crash, but Burkhardt noted that other Rail World operations in Europe have continued to transport other highly explosive cargoes, like propane.Canadian authorities have indicated that the deadly oil in Lac-Megantic proved to be as flammable as gasoline, though it had been improperly labelled as something less volatile.“There’s always going to be risks in handling dangerous commodities,” he said.“You try to minimize those risks, you try to manage your company well, so that those risks are low. But the risks are never zero.”Burkhardt said he welcomes the fresh debates over regulations for the rail industry, as long as any eventual changes are harmonized in Canada and the United States.For example, he thinks tank-car construction needs to be improved, though due to the high costs he expects any transition to a more-durable tanker to take a long time.He also encouraged more testing of operating employees, with particular attention placed on brake management and in preventing runaway trains.Still, he thinks it should be up to railway managers to enforce any changes, rather than a heavier-handed approach by regulators.“I put the pressure on the management, not on the regulator,” Burkhardt said.“I don’t want the regulator telling me what to do. I want to figure this out within management.”MMA and Rail World executives, including Burkhardt himself, are among those named in pending lawsuits in Canada and the United States over the Lac-Megantic crash.The insolvent MMA has filed for bankruptcy protection and is now under trusteeship, though it continues to manage its day-to-day operations. MMA is expected to be sold off in the coming weeks.There are concerns in Lac-Megantic that a new owner could eventually resume oil shipments in the area. MMA’s train service recently returned to the community, though it will no longer carry dangerous freight through town.Burkhardt said the railway’s next owner will need additional traffic along the line for it to be profitable. It will be up to them, he added, to decide whether to start hauling crude oil again.On that question, he doesn’t think the door should be forever closed to moving oil on the MMA line.Burkhardt said MMA’s decision to stop handling oil after the derailment was made easy by the fact it was unlikely to be commercially viable under the circumstances.“Obviously, the shippers were just as horrified as we were by what occurred and probably wouldn’t have used our services anyway,” he said.“Although the risks of moving over some other railroad to destination are probably just as great.” read more

UK tells Lanka to invite UN Rapporteurs

“This is an opportunity for Sri Lanka to set out its achievements and challenges, and work with the international community to advance our shared objectives,” the British Minister said.On the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka this year Burt said Britain has not yet decided on the level of any attendance at the summit. 1. Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you today.2. I am delighted to be back in Sri Lanka, two years on from my last visit, and in particular to be speaking here at the Kadirgamar Institute.3. Lakshman Kadirgamar brought great distinction to his many roles: as President of the Oxford Union, as a lawyer and as a Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka.  He was a great friend of the UK, and the deep respect and admiration was mutual.  His assassination by the LTTE in 2005 was both an appalling act and a tragedy. “But we also want to see the same invitation extended to UN Special Rapporteurs,” Burt said while delivering a guest lecture on “Sri Lanka: 2013 and beyond” at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies last evening. He said that scrutiny on Sri Lanka will return at the UN Human Rights Council in March, which will review progress on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. “But we will be looking to Sri Lanka, as we would any host, to demonstrate its commitment to upholding the Commonwealth values of good governance and democratic principles, adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights. This will help ensure a well-attended and successful meeting,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)FULL SPEECH:Alistair Burt MPSri Lanka: 2013 and BeyondColombo, 1 February 2013 Britain has urged Sri Lanka to invite UN Special Rapporteurs to visit the country and look at some of the issues raised by the international community.Visiting British Foreign office Minister Alistair Burt said Britain welcomes the invitation for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to visit Sri Lanka and they look forward to her taking this up. 4. The values for which he stood: democracy, individual rights and the rule of law, his belief in the importance of international institutions, are as important now as they have ever been.5. Since my visit to Sri Lanka in 2011, I have indeed been struck by the development that has taken place here.  The absence of conflict has brought greater security and opened up opportunities throughout Sri Lanka.6. During uncertain economic times your economy has continued to experience high levels of growth – which is something we are seeing across the country.  On my visit to the North yesterday I saw firsthand the changes that are taking place there, with much-needed economic development.7. Your infrastructure has developed rapidly, with new roads and bridges opening up the North and East.  This is making it easier for businesses to expand throughout the island, and helping to reconnect communities.8. But it is much more than new roads and bridges.  You only have to look around Colombo to see quite how much things are changing here – construction work is everywhere you look.  There are new homes, offices, hotels, hospitals.  The Colombo Lotus Tower, whose foundation stone was laid just over a year ago, will be among the tallest structures in the world when it is completed.A strong bilateral relationship9. I am pleased that the UK continues to play a strong role in supporting Sri Lanka’s development.10. One crucial element of this is helping Sri Lanka to recover from decades of conflict.  The Department for International Development has contributed £3 million for demining work, much of which has been carried out by British charities.  The UK has also provided extensive funding through the European Union for the re-housing of those displaced by war, and for the reintegration of former combatants.11. But, of course, our relationship goes still deeper.12. There are over 100 British companies operating in Sri Lanka, including familiar names such as HSBC, Unilever and Standard Chartered.  I understand that British Airways is returning later this year, reflecting the fact that British tourists continue to visit Sri Lanka in large numbers.13. Indeed, over 100,000 UK citizens visited last year, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total number of tourists visiting your country, and they are making a significant contribution to the Sri Lankan economy.14. The UK is your second-largest trading partner after India.15. Our links on education are strong too.  Each year, around 8,000 young Sri Lankans choose to study in the UK.  In addition, 27 UK colleges and universities offer British-accredited education here in Sri Lanka.  And we are excited by plans for one British university to open up the first in-country foreign campus next year.16. Our British Council also plays a key role in ensuring current and future workforces continue to have excellent English language skills.  I am delighted that they are planning to open a third branch in Jaffna later this year, to complement those in Colombo and Kandy.Building the Sri Lanka of the future17. So Britain and Sri Lanka continue to enjoy a close and mutually-beneficial relationship covering a whole range of areas and built on our long history and mutual interest.18. But today I want to focus my remarks on your country’s future; to talk about how Sri Lanka can fulfil its tremendous potential: economically, socially and politically.19. Our Prime Minister, David Cameron, is currently co-chair of the panel reviewing the UN Millennium Development Goals.  He has talked about a “golden thread” of development.20. This is an idea that applies not just to countries struggling to rise out of poverty, but also to those like Sri Lanka who have recently achieved middle income status, and which aspire to make the transition to high growth and high per capita wealth.21. The golden thread describes the underlying conditions that provide the foundation for sustainable prosperity and development.22. Among these, first and foremost in a world of conflict is an absence of war.  It is clear that the end of the conflict in 2009 has underpinned your country’s recent growth.  The end of the scourge of terrorism has opened a new chapter.23. But an absence of war alone is not enough.  As David Cameron has said, we believe that true prosperity is not possible without good governance, property rights and the rule of law, effective public services and strong civil institutions, free and fair trade, and open markets.24. It is for these reasons – our determination to promote not just our own, but global prosperity – that the UK will be promoting greater transparency through its G8 chairmanship later this year.25. These are also reasons why I have welcomed the LLRC report;26. Why we continue to encourage  the Sri Lankan government to take concrete action to implement its constructive recommendations;27. And it is why the UK speaks frankly to the Sri Lankan government about what more we believe it needs to do to ensure peace and prosperity in your country.Tackling the challenges ahead28. These issues have been an important component of my discussions during this visit.29. I have encouraged the Sri Lankan government to cut red tape, to address corruption and to set up an effective co-ordinating mechanism for investment – each of which would make Sri Lanka a more attractive market for investors.30. I have again welcomed the end of the war, and the end of horrific LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka.  But I have also called on all parties to uphold civil and political freedoms, and for the government to set an example.31. We believe in maintaining independent institutions, in encouraging individuals to speak out and engage constructively in debate.  The rule of law is crucial to long-term prosperity.32. Respect for our legal systems is part of the cultural heritage of both the UK and Sri Lanka.  As a lawyer myself it is a principle I feel particularly strongly about.33. For businesses, as well as individuals, knowing that there are fair, transparent and independent mechanisms for resolving disputes is essential.  And the concepts found within our legal systems – certainty of contract, non-retroactivity and the equal application of laws – are the foundation for business and growth.34. This is why judicial independence is a core principle in free countries; why justice must not only be done, but also be seen to be done.  It is why we and others, such as the International Commission of Jurists and the UN, have expressed deep concern at the recent impeachment and dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice.  And it is why we are so concerned to make sure individuals are brought to justice.  In particular in cases of violent attack, it simply cannot be right for the accused to be walking free.  As the LLRC said, the rule of law must prevail regardless of the political links of alleged wrongdoers.35. But the golden thread is not about individual cases or issues; it is about institutions, about embedding cultures of transparency and consistency and fairness into the very way in which we operate.36. And we can all improve on this.  Sri Lanka, coming out of 30 years of conflict, has a particularly difficult, and particularly important, job.  Re-embedding a culture of peaceful settlement of differences and adherence to due process will strengthen your institutions and your economy for future generations.37. I am frequently reminded – by the government here, by victims of the conflict and independent observers – that war only ended in Sri Lanka in 2009.  Less than four years ago this country was in the throes of a hugely violent conflict that claimed thousands of lives on all sides.38. We are, without question, happy to see the end of LTTE terrorism, and the end of war, in Sri Lanka.39. The UK has also suffered at the hands of terrorists.  In 1973 alone, over 30 bombs exploded in London as a result of the Irish Republican Army’s campaign of terrorism.40. So we know that dealing with the results of conflict takes time.  And we know that Sri Lanka has done much already – not least resettling internally displaced persons, demining huge areas and committing to reforms that allow all citizens to communicate in their preferred language.41. But our experience in Northern Ireland tells us that long-term peace can only be achieved through an inclusive political settlement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict.  We learnt hard lessons from Northern Ireland.  Because of the time it took to reach a political settlement, more lives were lost than should have been.42. As I made clear to ministers here earlier today, more work is needed to deliver the path to reconciliation that the President has frequently and sincerely advocated.  The Government must ensure that all citizens can benefit more fully from the peace dividend and that peace is embedded for the long term.43. And as I have said before, the LLRC report contains many constructive recommendations for action on post-conflict reconciliation and a political settlement. If the report is implemented in full, we believe it would go a long way to achieving lasting peace. Economic development is a necessary, but not exclusive, answer to these challenges.44. The actions suggested by the LLRC include a national day of remembrance for all victims of the conflict, closure for the families of missing persons through access to detainee lists, returning IDPs back to their homes, a political settlement which protects minority rights. These are sensible recommendations, coming from Sri Lanka’s own reconciliation commission, which will accelerate Sri Lanka’s recovery from conflict.45. The LLRC rightly pointed to the need for political institutions which give all communities a voice, and the need for steps to recognise, remember and reconcile the divisions of war.  Part of this must also include accountability before the law for those on all sides accused of human rights abuses during the conflict. And that applies equally to investigating and prosecuting disappearances and abductions that have happened since 2009, as well as answering allegations of crimes committed during the war.46. We applaud the establishment of the Commission. Now is the time for implementation.Looking towards the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting47. I have been asked a number of times over the last three years why the UK cares about Sri Lanka.48. It is because our links are deep.  We have an important partnership, we have history and we want to see a secure, prosperous and stable country for all Sri Lankans.  This is in both of our interests.49. I do not need to tell you either that Sri Lanka has come under intense international attention on these issues in recent years.  That scrutiny will return at the UN Human Rights Council in March, which will review progress on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. This is an opportunity for Sri Lanka to set out its achievements and challenges, and work with the international community to advance our shared objectives.50. Greater openness should lead to greater understanding on all sides. We very much welcome the invitation for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to visit Sri Lanka; and we look forward to and her taking this up.  But we also want to see the same invitation extended to UN Special Rapporteurs.51. And I think it is clear that scrutiny from the international community will be even more intense in 2013 – the year that Sri Lanka is due to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.  CHOGM is a time to recall the values uniting the Commonwealth – values to which we have all freely agreed.  As the UK has repeatedly stated we have not yet decided on the level of any attendance at CHOGM, but we will be looking to Sri Lanka, as we would any host, to demonstrate its commitment to upholding the Commonwealth values of good governance and democratic principles, adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights.  This will help ensure a well-attended and successful meeting.52. And I hope too that it can be a helpful reminder of the golden thread.  A way for countries to ensure that the necessary conditions for long term stability are in place.  A chance to showcase Sri Lanka’s development and opportunities to the world.  An occasion for the rest of the world to invest in Sri Lanka’s economic and political future.53. It is the responsibility of states to protect the rights and freedoms of every citizen, and it is the responsibility of Commonwealth members to remind each other of our declared Commonwealth values.  So the Meeting will also be an opportunity for the Commonwealth and the wider world to see the situation for ourselves, and indeed, the Prime Minister made very clear it is the best way to understand any situation in any country.54. Four years after the war, Sri Lanka has an opportunity to demonstrate that it is doing everything possible to make peace here sustainable, and that it is upholding the rights of all its citizens.  This is the time for Sri Lanka to create a peaceful, free, democratic and prosperous future.55. We will do all we can to help you achieve these goals. But ultimately it is, of course, up to the Sri Lankan government and people to shape the country’s future.56. It is a future that can and should be bright, for 2013 and beyond.57. Thank you. Introduction read more

French Presidentelect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

by Sylvie Corbet And Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press Posted May 8, 2017 6:57 am MDT Last Updated May 8, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration.Macron handily defeated far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential runoff, and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers for his year-old political movement to run in the mid-June legislative election.His party is changing its name to La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move) as it prepares a list of candidates. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday.Macron won the presidency with 66 per cent of votes cast for a candidate. But a high number of blank or spoiled votes and unusually low turnout are signs of an electorate dissatisfied with its choices.Le Pen says she will lead the opposition to Macron.On Monday, a French national holiday, the president-elect joined President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the end of World War II. The holiday marks the day of the formal German defeat in World War II.It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August 2016 as Hollande’s economy minister to run for president — a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time, according to French media.On Monday, though, Hollande gripped Macron’s arm before the two men walked side by side and then announced the transfer of power would take place on Sunday, a week after the election.Monday also marked decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen’s brand of populism. Le Pen called for France to leave the European Union and drop the euro currency in favour of the franc.Sylvie Goulard, a French deputy to the European Parliament, said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed abroad as well.The National Front, meanwhile, is also gearing up for a name change — if not a makeover of its ideas — after Le Pen’s decisive loss. In interviews Monday, National Front officials said the party founded by her father would get a new name to try and draw in a broader spectrum of supporters.“The National Front is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night. And so we have an immense responsibility vis-a-vis the French people, who trust us,” said Nicolas Bay, the party’s secretary-general.Michael Roth, Germany’s deputy foreign minister, applauded Macron’s win but said the result was marred by the fact that 11 million people in France voted for Le Pen.“It mustn’t become normal that right-wing extremists and populists achieve such strong results,” said Roth, whose portfolio includes relations with France. He suggested relaxing European Union rules on state spending to allow France to boost its economic growth.“If Macron fails, then the next president will be Marine Le Pen and we need to prevent this at all costs,” he added.On the financial front, European stock markets edged down in early trading as investors had been widely expecting Macron’s victory.Though Macron’s victory is considered positive for the region’s economy and the euro currency, stocks had risen strongly in the previous two weeks on expectations of his win. France’s CAC 40 index, which last week touched the highest level since early 2008, slipped 0.8 per cent to 5,391 on Monday.Germany’s DAX was down 0.3 per cent at 12,683 and Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.1 per cent at 7,301.The euro, which had risen Sunday night in the wake of the news of Macron’s victory, edged back down 0.5 per cent to $1.0943.___Helena Alvez in Paris and Carlo Piovano in London contributed. French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead read more

Brock hosting milestone PALS conference

When the Ontario-Quebec Paleolimnological Symposium (PALS) marks its 10th anniversary in May, it will do so on Brock’s campus.The conference, focused on the fields of limnology and paleolimnology, is being hosted by the University May 24 to 26. Organized by a group of Brock WEL (Water and Environmental Lab) graduate students, the event provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to present their research related to lakes and other bodies of inland water.“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the symposium, an event that was literally born out of notes on the back of a napkin,” said WEL Co-Director Michael Pisaric.“The PALS symposium continues to grow and flourish each year, as does the relevance of the science that will be explored and discussed at PALS 2017. From acid rain to the impacts of the oil sands, paleolimnology provides a powerful tool to monitor and disentangle many of the most complex environmental issues affecting the world today.”PALS is annually attended by students and researchers from across Ontario and Quebec. This year, Brock has also invited researchers from neighbouring institutions in New York state.The conference will feature three keynote speakers: Elizabeth Thomas (University of Buffalo), Fredric Bouchard (Université Laval) and Francine McCarthy (Brock University).“As graduate students, we are excited to have the opportunity to welcome fellow academics to Brock and to showcase current research in the paleolimnology field,” said Zachary Harmer, WEL graduate student and PALS organizer.In addition to networking with researchers and connecting with potential mentors, students participating in the conference will have the chance to present their research through oral or poster presentations.WEL Co-Director Kevin Turner called it an honour for Brock to be hosting the milestone event that encourages further research and discussion in a critical field.“Paleolimnological analyses of lake sediment provides vast insight of past lake and landscape environmental conditions in areas where no direct measurements have been made,” he said.“It is important for researchers to continue exploring this issue.”For more information on the symposium or to register online, visit read more

Jose Hombrados until WC 2013 in Ciudad Real

Goalkeeper of Spanish national team and Champion, Ciudad Real, Jose Javier Hombrados (38) extended contract with his team. It is unknown, for how many years will he stay in team from “Don Quijote” Arena, but it is expected that he play TOP handball until World Championships 2013 in Spain. ← Previous Story Slovenija (Round 8): Gorenje keeping 100% Next Story → Kim Andersson won’t be ready for WC 2011?

Nintendo Wii 2 filmed at developer meeting

first_imgNintendo is set to announce the successor to the Wii at E3 next month, and then release it in 2012. The rumors suggest this is no small hardware upgrade, like the GameCube to Wii was. The Wii 2 is expected to outperform a PS3 and include a Blu-ray drive in order to meet the storage demands of HD content.Fans of Nintendo, and those of us just eager to view the company’s latest hardware, don’t have to wait until E3 to see it, though. At a recent developer meeting someone pulled out their phone and filmed the unit running a demo through a projector as well as catching a few of the presentation slides.The machine can be seen on the table in the bottom right of the video, but the side and front view diagrams shown during the presentation give us a much better idea of what it looks like. To us, it’s like a Wii in design, but with more curves in the case and possibly double the size of the current machine.We also get to see the new controller which looks a lot like a GameCube controller with an LCD display embedded in the middle. It has also been suggested there’s a docking station for the controller in the video, but I don’t see it, do you?via SlashGearMatthew’s OpinionThis is only a small glimpse of the machine, but it already shows us that Nintendo has returned to a more traditional console and controller setup. We expect this to be a powerful machine, and the controller diagram suggests motion control will not be the main input method. For this gamer, that’s very good news. I don’t mind motion control, but I don’t want it forced into every game released for a machine.With rumors that Microsoft has decided to jump the gun and do a reveal as well as release the succesor to the Xbox 360 in 2012 too, Nintendo has to produce a hardware platform that’s pretty compelling at E3 this year.last_img read more

New years in South Pole for Cas and Jonesy

first_imgIntrepid explorers and adventurers James Castrission and his friend Justin Jones – known as Cas and Jonesy – spent New Year’s Day at the South Pole. After 62 days of travelling in the cold, they finally made it to the South Pole were they were a long way away from the normal summertime New Year’s Days they are used to sharing in Australia. They have 28 days to travel back to their start point so they can make the journey back to Australia and enjoy a hot shower and a cool beer. Crossing the Ice is a world first journey an unsupported polar expedition that sees them traversing from the Antarctic rim to the South Pole and back. The travellers will journey 2200 kms on skis, sled-hauling all provisions essential for three months survival in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgPyridoxine : effets, sources, carence, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La pyridoxine correspond à l’une des substances actives de la vitamine B6, la vitamine du groupe B la plus réputée pour ses nombreuses fonctionnalités au sein de l’organisme. Une carence en pyridoxine peut donc avoir d’importantes répercussions sur la santé.Qu’est-ce que la pyridoxine ?Souvent associée au magnésium, la vitamine B6 assume des missions aussi diverses que variées :- Elle participe à la métabolisation des acides aminés et du glycogène (glycogénolyse), – Elle intervient dans la synthèse de l’ADN et de l’hémoglobine, – Elle favorise la production énergétique par oxydation des acides aminés,- Elle facilite la croissance, Elle contribue à la synthétisation de l’insuline, – Elle stimule la synthèse de la kératine, – Elle collabore à la constitution des anticorps… – Elle permet de lutter contre le stress, – Elle possède une action défatiguante…Quels sont les apports journaliers recommandés ?Les autorités sanitaires françaises recommandent, chez l’adulte, un apport de pyridoxine quotidien avoisinant les 2 mg par jour. Les besoins en pyridoxine sont largement corrélés à la consommation protéique. Ainsi, les personnes végétariennes dont les apports en protéines sont moins importants que les non-végétariens présenteront des besoins plus faibles. En effet, la vitamine B6 est employée dans le cadre du processus conduisant à l’assimilation des protéines. Une alimentation trop riche en protéines peut ainsi induire une carence en vitamine B6. À l’inverse, les femmes enceintes ou allaitantes voient, quant à elles, leurs besoins augmenter à cette période précise de la vie. C’est le cas également chez les personnes alcooliques ainsi que chez les sportifs de haut niveau dont les besoins peuvent aller jusqu’à 50 mg par jour.Quels sont les risques d’une carence en pyridoxine ?Lorsqu’il reste modéré, un apport insuffisant de vitamine B6 peut se manifester par des signes cliniques divers : inflammation de la langue (glossite), gerçures aux lèvres, irritabilité, anémie, état dépressif, confusion mentale… Les personnes âgées, les personnes alcooliques ainsi que celles souffrant de maladies intestinales chroniques présentent un risque accru de carences en vitamines B6.Quels aliments contiennent de la pyridoxine ?À lire aussiGaz du sang : définition, comment cela se passe, y a-t-il des risques ?On trouve cette vitamine du groupe B dans de nombreux aliments. Parmi les produits les plus riches en pyridoxine, on peut citer la levure de bière, les poissons gras, la viande, le jaune d’œuf, les abats, les pommes de terre et les bananes. En des proportions moins importantes, on en trouve également dans les légumineuses, certains légumes, les germes de blé ou encore les céréales complètes.Quelles sont les maladies en lien avec la pyridoxine ?On parle d’avitaminose B6 pour qualifier un déficit profond en pyridoxine. Celle-ci peut avoir d’importants effets sur la santé : troubles neurologiques, douleurs abdominales, état général dégradé… Chez les enfants de moins de 8 ans, une carence délétère peut entraîner une acrodynie. Cette maladie infantile rare se manifeste par des tuméfactions douloureuses au niveau des extrémités (mains, pieds, nez…).Le 25 avril 2017 à 12:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Video Collars Provide Polar Bears Point Of View

first_imgScientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are using new video collars to get a glimpse into the daily life of polar bears.Download AudioResearchers have been using radio and GPS collars since the 1980s to track polar bears’ movements along the Arctic sea ice. But, that data lacks a lot of contextual and observational information that allows for a better understanding of the bears.Anthony Pagano, a research biologist with USGS, says these new collars were deployed in April on four female bears along the sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay.“We can start to get a much more in-depth understanding of how bears are using these different habitats,” he said. “Potentially how often they’re eating, and get an understanding of how much time they spend walking, how much time they spend swimming, how much time they spend resting – which is information we really don’t have that much knowledge about now.”Pagano hopes the new information will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of how polar bear behaviors might change with different sea ice conditions and other environmental patterns.The cameras were on the bears for a little over a week and gathered between 30 and 40 hours of footage each, which scientists are still sorting through.Clips released by the USGS show bears swimming under the sea ice, eating a seal, and interacting with potential mates.last_img read more

Kenya plane crash kills 10

first_imgThis handout image taken and release by Kenya Red Cross on June 7, 2018, shows the wreckage of the FlySAX airline plane that crashed two days ago on the edge of the Aberdares mountain range near the town of Njabini. AFPAll 10 passengers of a small plane, whose wreckage was discovered in central Kenya two days after it went missing, died in the accident, the airline and government said Thursday.“Unfortunately, from the reports we are getting there are no survivors. The families of the passengers and the crew have been notified and as a ministry, we truly regret this very sad outcome and send out our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” said Paul Maringa, principal secretary of the transport ministry.A surveillance helicopter spotted the wreckage of the Cessna plane belonging to the FlySAX airline near the town of Njabini on the edge of the Aberdares mountain range early Thursday morning.Search teams were dispatched to the site.“It is with a heavy heart that I wish to inform you that we have received information there are no survivors in the recent incident that we had,” FlySAX chairman Charles Wako told journalists at the Weston Hotel after briefing families who had gathered there at a crisis centre.The plane, operated by East African Safari Air Express, took off from the western town of Kitale in the late afternoon Tuesday.It disappeared off the radar screens at Nairobi international airport, its final destination, around 80 minutes later, the owners said in a statement.Kenya has been experiencing heavy rains which along with foggy conditions hampered search efforts by the Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, air force and Red Cross.President Uhuru Kenyatta said the families of the victims would “have every assistance my administration can offer, now and in the days to come. They can be sure that there will be a full review of our procedures, so that we can all understand how this tragedy happened.”Kenya has a vibrant airline industry, with national airline Kenya Airways operating internationally and locally alongside successful low-cost airlines and charter companies.According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2014, some 130,000 planes land and take off from Kenya each year, and the country has 35 operating airlines.The IATA said Kenya’s air transport infrastructure quality ranks 6th out of 37 countries surveyed in Africa.In October 2017 five passengers were killed when a helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru, while in 2012 a helicopter carring internal security minister George Saitot crashed, killing all six passengers on board.Kenya’s worst crash in recent years took place in 2007, when a Kenya Airways flight from Abidjan to Nairobi via Douala crashed into a swamp after take-off, killing all 114 passengers.In 2000 another Kenya Airways flight from Abidjan to Nairobi crashed into the Atlantic Ocean minutes after take-off, killing 169 people while 10 survived.last_img read more

Water level has depleted in Bengal but not reached dangerous levels

first_imgKolkata: State Water Resources Investigation and Development and Panchayat & Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee said on Thursday that ground water level in the state has depleted, but assured that it has not reached a dangerous level.”70 percent of the water used for agricultural activities is still procured from groundwater. There has certainly been a depletion in ground water level, but it has not reached dangerous levels yet. However, we are taking all possible measures to store water,” Mukherjee said, while speaking at an interactive session on “Assuring Irrigation to Small & Marginal Farmers of West Bengal” at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe minister said that in districts like Hooghly, West Burdwan and East Burdwan, they have found out that they need to go 200 feet below the ground for irrigation water. “We earlier had to put in two to three pipes underground for the purpose,” the minister said.He referred to “Jal Dharo Jal Bharo”, a unique state initiative to conserve rain water in all kinds of water bodies like tanks, ponds, reservoirs, canals etc. According to the minister, as of June 2018, 2,44,149 water bodies/water retention structures have been created in convergence with the state Water Resources Investigation & Development and Panchayat & Rural Development departments. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe also mentioned about a Rs 3,000 crore loan from World Bank for developing minor irrigation with a command area of 5 hectares and above.The Water Resource Investigation department has already constructed 1,500 check dams across the state, including a good number in the hilly areas for storing water for irrigation.”There are a number of rivers in the state that are of perennial nature. Water from the check dams are being used for irrigation in the areas where rivers dry up,” he said. The minister also spoke about a location-specific scheme for comparatively underserved areas of the state, named “Jalatirtha” since 2014-15, in five Paschimanchal districts of Bankura, Birbhum, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram & Purulia, which was later extended to Sunderban areas and hilly areas of Darjeeling & Kalimpong.”The achievable minor irrigation potential in the state has been estimated at 44.34 lakh hectares, out of which 31.34 lakh hectares is expected to be drawn from ground water resources, with 13.00 lakh hectares from surface water. Owing to successful implementation of irrigation, the crop intensity has increased from 177 percent in 2010–11 to 188 percent,” Mukherjee said.According to the minister, the small and marginal farmers constitute 96 percent of the farmers and hold around 80.7 percent of the land, the average size of land holding being 0.77 hectare.last_img read more

How Chatbots Are Changing UX for the Better

first_img 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you want to grow your business, adding a chatbot to your website is key. Think of all the messaging services people use on a daily basis; it’s the preferred way to communicate for many of us. According to eMarketer, 63 percent of customers surveyed said they were more likely to return to a website that offers live chat.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your BusinessAnd that makes sense: Being able to help customer by answering their burning questions in real time is priceless, and chatbots today can communicate like real humans to build a trusting relationship between you and your customers. But . . . what if your chatbot could do more?  The other day I was on a website and couldn’t figure out how to do something there, so I consulted the site’s chatbot. I was dutifully told: Go to menu, select my account, select “settings” and toggle the widget to the right. But what if the bot, instead of telling me how to enable a setting, could instead have done it for me? And this is coming down the pike.Once that level of service becomes the norm, chatbots will change the future of user experience (UX) in a big way. Here is how chatbots are changing UX for the better.Improving customer onboardingChatbots can drastically improve the customer onboarding experience for companies that offer products or services that come with a learning curve. Whenever a user can’t figure out how to use your service, he or she will be able to communicate with your chatbot anytime to quickly solve the problem. And that outcome will reduce customer churn for your business.For example, Heek is a chatbot that can build an entire website for you according to your users’ preferences.Image source:  Not only will chatbots allow you to fix a problem for users, you’ll also be able to make those users aware of features they might not have known you offered. Many times, websites have so many options that customers end up getting confused and using only some of the features available to them. With a chatbot, you can easily make your customers aware of all the awesome features you offer and how they can use them effectively. That ability will let your customers get the most out of your product.Related: Want Your Own Chatbot? Don’t Move Forward Without Taking These 3 StepsAutomating transactions and recommending productsYou want it to be as convenient as possible for consumers to buy from you. A consumer may visit your website with something in mind but not be exactly sure what he or she wants; in that case, you can use chatbots to nudge the consumer into purchasing.With chatbots, your customers won’t get frustrated browsing your site and not being able to find what they’re looking for, or fill out a long form to make an order. A chatbot can interact with those customers in a casual, friendly way to determine what they want and recommend featured products for them to choose from. And they won’t have to leave the chat to complete their order, either.1-800-Flowers is an example: It uses a chatbot to take customer orders easily, asking their flower preference and providing bouquet recommendations and the greeting for the recipient.Image Source: 1-800-Flowers chatbot. fact, 1-800-Flowers reported that 70 percent of its orders through the chatbot were from new customers. When purchasing from your company is a breeze, your sales will sail through the roof.Increasing the value of your serviceWhen you are able to provide more value to your customers, they’ll return to you again and again. You can use chatbots to solve consumer pain points and increase the value of your product or service in a variety of ways. For example, a chatbot by the name of Roof AI, made for real estate agents, provides users with their very own AI real estate agent who can show them listings based on their preferences and budgets and can even start the selling process without the customer having to pick up the phone.Another great example involves the language-learning app, Duolingo. Duolingo’s users asked the company for a way they could practice the conversational skills they’ve learned from the app, so the company created conversational bots that allow users to test out their new skills.Source image: Duolingo Chatbot. customers are the most important part of your business. If you want to grow your business, use a chatbot to provide users with added value that will make their lives easier and make you stand out from the competition.Related: How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot For Free Without CodingChatbots are evolving the way we interact with consumers. Don’t be left in your competition’s dust. Get ahead of the curve and start taking advantage of this awesome technology. Using chatbots will help you deliver better customer service, provide faster customer support and, overall, improve the user experience at your website. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 28, 2018 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterLuxury Thai resort Kata Rocks has introduced a series of wellness immersions at its world-class Phuket property, allowing guests to select tailored programs embrace maximum health and reset their system for long-term nourishment.Kata Rocks’ Wellness program aims to welcome guests to a relaxing environment where they can switch off from daily stressors and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul. Guests can choose from one of three wellness packages, all offering personalised spa treatments and massages with the option of add-on treatments throughout their stay for amplified results.Each of the three-night packages include accommodation in one of Kata Rocks’ One-bedroom Sky Pool Villas; a program of spa and massage treatments; morning yoga; daily breakfast; seasonal juices and tonics; daily steam and sauna sessions; one wellness-inspired cooking class; daily blood pressure checks; program assessment; and home care remedies.Energise Wellness is the perfect combination of treatments to recover a tired body and mind. Leaving the busy world behind, it has been designed to help restore energy levels and revitalisation. Treatments of Marine Flora Immersion (120 minutes) and Bio-Energy Mud Wrap (90 minutes) work to re-energise the body and deeply remove toxins, promoting profound healing in the body’s energy. The Energise Wellness package offers a Prana Vitality massage (60 minutes) and Thai massage (60 minutes) to complement the energising treatments. Both massages are performed to heal the body through ancient techniques of rhythmic compression, pressure point and Marma therapy, enhanced with the use of essential oil leaving the mind, body and spirit re-energised and sparkling with vitality.Detox Wellness provides deep rejuvenation within the detoxing treatments. This package combines treatments of Chromo Therapy and Marine Flora Immersion (120 minutes) to extract deep toxins and cleanse the body, improving overall wellbeing. Both treatments are designed to benefit the body, mind and spirit through deeply cleansing the lymphatic and immune system through mineral-rich ingredients. The Prana Vitality massage (60 minutes) and Thai massage (60 minutes) are also used in the Detox Wellness package to support the benefits from the Chromo and Marine Flora treatments. Both massages leave guests feeling emotionally centred, physically refreshed and cleansed of effects from inner and outer toxins.Glow Wellness combines a selection of holistic treatments to heal, re-energise and rejuvenate the body, while restoring harmony in the mind and leaving the spirit glowing from within. The Glow Wellness package offers two styles of restoring treatments. Chakra Wellbeing, a bespoke experience focusing on the muscles, lymph and nervous system as a whole. Each ritual within this treatment involves subtle healing of the chakras and the pouring of warm oil to restore and relax every sense. The Marine Flora Immersion assists in enhancing the benefits of Chakra Wellbeing by re-energising the mind and nourishing the skin with rich nutrients and the stimulation of collagen production. Complimentary Siam Classic (120 minutes) and Thai Massages (120 minutes) are offered within the Glow Wellness package to assist in recovering a tired body and mind. A combination of subtle stretching, rhythmic massaging and compression creates balance and stimulates energy flow. Stimulation of blood circulation assists to energise the body and mind while providing the additional anti-inflammatory benefits of antioxidants. Guests are left feeling rejuvenated and glowing from the inside and out.Treatment add-ons include a Vitality wrap experience, Sleeping Pod Experience, Energy Pod or Detox soothing bath, each of which is priced on top of the wellness package.Kata Rocks is a design-driven luxury resort and residence, located directly on the oceanfront at the southern end of Kata Beach, along Phuket’s sunset west coast. Comprising 34 private and spacious one- to four-bedroom Sky Pool Villas, each light-filled space offers its own private infinity pool, expansive living and dining, and superbly positioned bedrooms and bathrooms styled with Italian furniture and technologically savvy features throughout.The first of the Kata Rocks Wellness Packages are available now until November 2018 and start at THB 82,000 per room.For further information, visit www.katarocks.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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was started just 17 hours ago with the stated goal to raise $25000 to “to relieve the financial loss endured by the proprietors stand for faith” The organizers it turns out sold their campaign short At the time of writing the campaign had raised $136199 on the internet from 4725 donors and climbing It was started by producers of the Dana Loesch show a conservative program on TheBlaze TV that interviewed the store’s co-owners The money they’ve raised is equivalent to the sale of 10 484 large pizzas sold at Memories for $1299 Memories was the first business to state publicly they would refuse a service to LGBT patrons after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act Crystal O’Connor a co-owner of the pizzeria told a local ABC news affiliate they would not serve pizza at gay weddings if asked The restaurant said Wednesday it was forced to shut due to the volume of calls and threats it had received "I dont know if we will re-open or if we can if its safe to re-open" OConnor said "Were in hiding basically staying in the house" Repeated calls to Memories by TIME went unanswered On Thursday Indiana lawmakers announced changes to the bill The demand for pizza at gay weddings in Indiana isn’t easily quantifiable Dave Roberts a driver at Aver’s Gourmet Pizza in the liberal town of Bloomington Ind said pizza wasn’t unheard of as a wedding meal “It’s a more affordable alternative to filet mignon” he says But he added that Aver’s probably wouldn’t even be aware of whether its customers were celebrating a gay or straight wedding “We wouldn’t ask It’s a non-issue Whoever wants to order pizza we’ll take it to them” Read next: Indianas No Gay Wedding Pizzeria Has Closed The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Contact us at editors@timecom Guterres expressed "deep concern" about the strikes and called for a "full investigation into the attacks. Sharad Yadav had organised the event at the Constitution Club in Delhi on 17 August, has narrated before a High Court sitting in Ife how she was allegedly raped by her teacher, You can’t fault kids for wanting to play at that level,S. ** That vote of confidence helped Maduro narrowly win the presidency in the April 2013 election, He promises to win that war should he be re-elected though critics point to his lack of reforms over the last five years. the emotional payload of those terms can be devastating." For swearing to work, but there were no early signs of trouble.

The judge of the case Neil Cameron QC ordered a full psychiatric evaluation before he is sentenced in June.O. who is a major stakeholder of the college “For all these to have happened in a church I diligently served for 23 years is questionable in my opinion I have yet to find out why I should be so treated in this manner even after I had followed due process to secure my release Please also note that it took the church over two years to organise a send-off in my honour and this was after I wrote the GO about it It took the church over two years and after two separate letters of reminder to pay royalty on over 30 of my published books in the church bookshops This also happened after I wrote to the GO about it “Would it be right then to say that perhaps all these are personal vendetta coming from those on whose toes I stepped on while I served through my insistence that right things must be done and I am now being made to pay for my uncompromising stance on corruptive tendencies within the spheres I served and particularly at the college “I believe that for our nation to be great again all hands must be on deck Religious leaders have a crucial role to play beyond praying for the nation They need to also teach their members and warn against the evil of corruption expose its tendencies within the system Then and only then can our nation be sanitised and become great again The government alone cannot fight and win this humongous battle against corruption “One thing is for sure: for the leadership of the RCCG to keep ignoring me and all the letters I’ve sent across to it for its own best known reasons would be cutting off its nose to spite its face I know so much more than anyone could think of and I counsel that they should just let sleeping dogs lie If this situation persists in the next couple of days one may be compelled to press for full redress on these issues I am using this opportunity to call on all those who believe in the course of justice within the church and outside of it to please assist me in this cause I’m calling on human rights groups and civil society organisations and others to please strengthen my arm through the law if need be “I also call on the irrepressible media both print and electronic in Nigeria and in the international community to conduct investigative journalism and prove me wrong in any of my assertions A young lawyer friend has provided me legal services so far and has written the appropriate bodies on these issues I pray the church authority will act fast on this but if they think otherwise I am fully prepared for the days ahead I also know that this journey may be long lonely and dreary The wheel of justice may grind slowly but with God on my side there is a glorious light at end of the tunnel “To the Christian community and friends I demand your prayers at this time I know some ‘brethren’ will vilify me abuse and harass me take me through scriptures on how to resolve church conflicts (I’ve explored all these) or how not to touch ‘mine anointed’ I know some would call me names raise non-existing scandalous issues that have not surfaced since I left over three years ago I know I could be under threat of attack or be monitored I am not bothered “What is not worth dying for is not worth living for Some might ask: You want to destroy a house you helped in building or once lived in My answer is ‘no’ It is to prevent the house from collapsing on its present occupants that is my concern Some might ask why fight over mundane issues such as house or money and just N21m My answer is ‘no’ I have been involved in projects for the church to the extent that that if I were to collect consultancy fees it would have run into over tens of millions of naira but yet I executed some of these projects with my colleagues in the building industry for next to nothing “I am not a gold digger nor do I seek to reap where I did not sow I belong to the Joshua generation and this error of treating with indignity people who follow due process in resigning from the church must stop I have suffered in the hands of vipers vultures lions crocodiles pharaohs and goliaths in the church system over the years I’ve suffered with Christ through obedience to His will I’ve gone through and still going through ‘indignity’ of living in a rented accommodation after building a decent house and living in it just because of doing God’s will I’ve had my own portion of the vicissitudes of life “I have a different spirit and have followed the Lord fully Having been given positions of trust and responsibilities and never abused any I rejoice and see all these as part of the faith package of my redemption through Christ Jesus and in all of these I’m more than a conqueror I have no regret of any decisions taken in the past I have no better yesterday yet I’m a believer in a glorious tomorrow I have coveted no man’s silver or gold; I’ve never stolen church funds or church members “Unconfirmed reports indicate how people who left the Redemption Camp sold their houses through illegal transfers without the mission batting an eyelid I decided to do the right thing and must I suffer for it While I do not claim to be perfect just as no one is I contend daily for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints I am not intimidated and can never be I serve the living God the God of faithfulness and without injustice good and upright is He A word they say is enough for the wise and those who live in glass houses do not throw stones” As of Tuesday Nov 14 91623 people had signed up through Minnesota’s exchange for the federal Affordable Care Act or Obamacare Most of those sign-ups were from existing customers who renewed plans or who chose different coverage"We are off to a good start" said Allison O’Toole MNsure CEO who noted that renewals were being completed more quickly this year She expects overall MNsure enrollment to grow by at least 5 percent over this yearThis year more than 100000 Minnesotans got health insurance through MNsure About 65 percent of those customers qualified for tax breaks to keep their insurance affordableMinnesotans have until Jan 14 2018 to buy insurance plans through MNsure If they want coverage in place by Jan 1 2018 the purchasing deadline is Dec 20So far MNsure’s website and call center have not had any of the difficulties that plagued the system when it launched in 2013More than 400000 people visited MNsure’s website in the first two weeks of open enrollment Nearly 24000 calls were made to the agency and wait times were less than one secondDespite those improvements the agency’s leaders are looking for new ways to measure how well MNsure serves customers An advisory committee recommended at MNsure’s regular board meeting Wednesday that the agency gather more data about interactions with customers including if problems are solved after the initial contact"We are in a new league now but we can always do better" O’Toole said noting how service has improved since the marketplace’s launchMNsure is also in the process of replacing part of its computer system Specifications are being finalized and development should begin by year-end with the new system in place before the 2018 open-enrollment seasonDespite smooth sailing so far this open-enrollment season MNsure still faces uncertainty Republicans have pushed to do away with the agency arguing that premiums are too high and choices are dwindling for many customersTo keep insurance affordable Democratic Gov Mark Dayton has proposed creating a so-called "public option" that would allow Minnesotans to buy insurance from the state’s MinnesotaCare plan for low-income residentsRepublicans and Democrats teamed up earlier this year to approve a reinsurance program that will spend $542 million over the next two years to help insurers offset high-cost claims and keep premiums down The most uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act of which MNsure is a part is in Washington where Republicans who control Congress and the White House want to repeal and replace the controversial lawSo far they’ve been unable to agree on a way to do that but this week Republican leaders said a tax bill working its way through Congress would include a repeal of the mandate that most citizens have health insuranceThe Pioneer Press is a Forum News Service media partnerA group of people had a conflict after 3 am Thursday outside of a residence in the 1400 block of East Avenue D as they were trying to get a man to leave the residence said Sgt Mark BuschenaAs the man attempted to back out in his vehicle he struck another man with the left front tire Buschena said The victim was pulled under the tire and suffered injuries to his leg and lower bodyThe driver left the scene and parked his vehicle in the 1700 block of East Avenue D before heading north on foot Buschena saidOfficers searched the area but were unable to locate him Police did not release the suspect’s name because they were still seeking an arrest warrantAnyone whos seen 2015 western flick The Revenant will remember one scene in particular Yup that absolutely brutal one where Leonardo DiCaprios Hugh Glass is mauled almost to death by a grizzly bearIts a visceral masterpiece which sees huge chunks of flesh ripped from Glass body – including a portion of his throat leaving him unable to speak or swallow It was hard enough to watch but imagine having to actually live through it. Thats essentially what happened to one man in China who was forced to leap off the edge of a cliff to fend off two Asian black bearsTan Huajiang 45 was returning home after picking mushrooms in the mountains when he encountered an adult Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus) and its cubCredit: CENTan whos from Beiba town in Hanzhong city in north-western Chinas Shaanxi province explained: "The two bears were up in a tree The larger one jumped off and started attacking me"He said he has since had to receive more than 100 stitches on his head limbs and torso Tan continued: "I ran away screaming and the bear chased after me growling It pushed me to the ground three times and I wrestled myself free" After a 10-minute struggle with the black bear Tan eventually decided there was only one way out and took a literal leap of faith by jumping off a cliffCredit: CEN"I thought to myself the bear wouldve killed me had I not jumped If I jump and survive then Im lucky" he said Thankfully the drop was a manageable 5m/16ft meaning the Tan could make it Even more fortunately the bear did not give chase meaning Tan was able to call local villagers for help before being taken to hospitalDoctor Li Jinhong of Nanzheng Peoples Hospital said that despite Tans extensive bodily issues none of his vital organs nerves major arteries or bones were seriously harmed "He suffered from large wounds that necessitated more than 100 stitches in a procedure that lasted two hours" Li said It is expected that Tan will be discharged from hospital in two weeks time Just a good job he didnt also have to recreate the scene where Leo clambers inside a horse butt naked I guess. 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