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The Sides highlighted the progress achieved in fulfillment of the agreements envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding on trilateral in implementation of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in BangladeshThe sides expressed satisfaction over signing of the Action Plan for Prioritization and Implementation of Cooperation Areas in the Nuclear Field Identified Jointly The Sides also decided to further explore possibilities of closer cooperation on hydel and renewable energy sources energy efficiency including in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION The Sides noted that Military and Military-Technical cooperation between the two countries is an important pillar of their strategic partnership They welcomed the forthcoming meeting of the Indian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical cooperation to be held in December 2018 The Roadmap for Military Cooperation has paved way for greater interaction between the militaries of both countries including in training exchange of senior functionaries of the militaries Staff talks and Exercises The Russian Side positively evaluated the Indian participation in the Army Games 2018 Army 2018 and Moscow Conference on International Security Both Sides commended the successful completion of the first ever Tri-Services Exercise INDRA 2017 and committed to continue their Joint Military Exercises – INDRA Navy INDRA Army and Avia INDRA – in 2018 The Sides welcomed the conclusion of the contract for the supply of the S-400 Long Range Surface to Air Missile System to India The Sides reaffirmed their commitment to enhance military technical cooperation between India and Russia which has a long history of mutual trust and mutual benefit Both Sides expressed satisfaction at the significant progress made on the ongoing projects of military technical cooperation and recognized the positive shift towards joint research and joint production of military technical equipment between the two countries They highly evaluated the Military Industrial Conference process as an important mechanism to promote the "Make in India” policy of the Government of India The Sides positively evaluated the meeting of the High-Level Committee on Cooperation in High Technologies set up in November 2017 that identified concrete projects in areas of mutual interest for joint research and development INTERNATIONAL ISSUES The sides affirmed "equality mutual respect and non-interference as universally acknowledged norms of international law as reflected in the United Nations Charter and the 1970 Declaration on principles of international law concerning friendly relations and co-operation among states in accordance with the UN Charter” The Sides mentioning the results of the 10th anniversary BRICS Summit in South Africa in July 2018 acknowledged the intention of India and Russia to continue productive interaction in order to enhance strategic partnership within the association defending priorities of building fair just and multipolar world order on the basis of strict observance of international law and the UN Charter The Sides declared their support to Afghan government’s efforts towards the realization of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned national peace reconciliation process Concerned with the unabated violence and severely undermined security situation in Afghanistan and its adverse effect on the region the Sides resolved to work through the Moscow Format SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan and all other recognized formats for an early resolution to the long-term conflict in Afghanistan end to terroristviolence external safe havens and sanctuaries for terrorists and the worsening drug problem in the country Both Sides called upon the international community to join efforts to thwart any external interference in Afghanistan to restore its economy contribute to sustaining peace and security economic and political development of a stable secure united prosperous and independent Afghanistan The two Sides will direct their activity to launchjoint development and capacity building projects in Afghanistan The Sides reaffirmed the commitment of India and Russia for a political resolution of the conflict in Syria through an inclusive Syrian-led Syrian-owned political process which safeguards the state sovereignty independence and territorial integrity of Syria in pursuance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015) They reiterated their support for the Geneva process and the mediation offered by the UN as well as the Astana process and stressed the complementarity between the two initiatives Both Sides called upon all stake holders to actively engage in building a peaceful stable and sovereign Syrian nation and support the intra-Syrian dialogue without preconditions or external interference Both Sides called for enhancing efforts to provide necessary humanitarian assistance to bring the long drawn suffering of the Syrian people to an end soon bearing in mind urgent reconstruction needs and return of refugees and internally displaced persons The Sides underlined the importance of the full and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear programme in order to support international peace and security to strengthen non-proliferation regime and to develop normal economic cooperation with Iran They called for all issues related to the Iranian nuclear programme to be resolved peacefully and through dialogue The Sides welcomed the positive developments in the Korean peninsula and conveyed their support for efforts to bring about lasting peace and stability in this sub-region through diplomacy and dialogue Both Sides agreed that while drawing-up the mechanism to resolve the Korean Peninsula issues it is necessary to take into account and address concerns related to its proliferation linkages The Sides expressed the serious concern about the possibility of an arms race in outer space and of outer space turning into an arena for military confrontation They reaffirmed that the prevention of an arms race in outer space (PAROS) would avert a grave danger for international peace and security The Sides welcomed the deliberations of the first session of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on PAROS to discuss possible elements for a legally binding instrument on PAROS including inter alia on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space They stressed that practical transparency and confidence building measures might also contribute to the objectives of PAROS The Sides reaffirmed their determination to support efforts and initiatives aimed at preserving the role of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development Production Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction and preventing the politicization of the activities of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons The Indian Side welcomed the Russian Federation’s early completion of destruction of its chemical weapons’ stockpiles which represents a significant contribution to achieving the goal of creating a world free from chemical weapons The Sides denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated the need to combat international terrorism with decisive and collective response without any double standards The Sides agreed to converge their efforts to eradicate terrorist networks their sources of financing arms and fighters supply channels to counter terrorist ideology propaganda and recruitment The Sides condemned all kinds of state support to terrorists including cross border terrorism and providing safe havens to terrorists and their network Recognising the importance of adopting the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism pending in the United Nations to become part of the international law both Sides called upon the international community to make sincere efforts towards its early conclusion То address the threats of chemical and biological terrorism the Sides supported and emphasized the need for launching multilateral negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament on an international convention for the suppression of acts of chemical and biological terrorism The Sides reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of international law and the centrality of the United Nations in international relations Both Sides share the view that implementation in good faith of generally recognized principles and rules of international law excludes the practice of double standards or imposition by some States of their will on other States and consider that imposition of unilateral coercive measures not based on international law is an example of such practice Both Sides would continue to work together to promote a democratic world order based on global and shared interests The Sides reaffirmed the need to reform the UN Security Council to better reflect the current world order and make it more effective in dealing with emerging global challenges Russia reiterated its unwavering support to India for Permanent Membership in an expanded UNSC Both Sides resolved to work closely to ensure peace security and equitable development both regionally and globally and to coordinate their efforts to address challenges to the stability of the world order The Sides reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Both Sides will pursue equitable open all-round innovation-driven and inclusive development to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner They reiterate the important role of the United Nations including the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in coordinating and reviewing global implementation of the 2030 Agenda They agree on the need to reform the UN Development System with a view to enhancing its capability in supporting Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda Both Sides urged the developed countries to honor their Official Development Assistance commitments in time and in full and provide more development resources to developing countries The Sides committed to further promote green development and low-carbon economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication They called upon all countries to fully implement the Paris Agreement adopted under the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change including the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities and urged developed countries to provide financial technological and capacity-building support to developing countries to enhance their capability in mitigation and adaptation The Sides reiterated their commitment to further strengthen global non-proliferation Russia expressed its support for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group The Sides stated the necessity of early adoption of rules norms and principles of responsible behavior of States in the use of ICTs as well as enhancement of international cooperation in the field of countering the use of ICTs for criminal purposes by developing international legal instrument in this sphere In this regard the Sides underlined importance of adoption of relevant resolutions by the UN General Assembly during its 73rd session The Sides acknowledged the necessity to establish a framework of cooperation among BRICS states on ensuring security in the use of ICTs and confirmed intention to work towards elaboration of a BRICS intergovernmental agreement on cooperation on this matter The Sides underlined common approaches to ensuring security in the use of ICTs and their willingness to strengthen bilateral interagency practical dialogue in furtherance of the intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Security in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies Both Sides supported the idea of the establishment of Regional Security Architecture that provides equal and indivisible security to all countries in Asia and in the regions of Pacific and Indian Oceans The Sides emphasized the importance of the continuation of the multilateral dialogue on this theme within the framework of the East Asia Summits and other regional fora Both Sides agreed that all new initiatives aimed at strengthening of the regional order are to be based on multilateralism principles of transparency inclusiveness mutual respect and unity in the common pursuit of progress and prosperity and not directed against any country In this regard the Sides welcomed the constructive consultations held at Moscow on 24 August 2018 between Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov and Foreign Secretary of the Republic of India Vijay Gokhale The Sides confirmed their determination to enhance interaction and coordination of efforts in the regional multilateral fora such as BRICS G-20 SCO RIC and East Asia Summits India expressed its aspiration to broaden cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union The Sides noted that the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi in the SCO Heads of State Council Meeting in Qingdao in June 2018 marked successful involvement of India in the work of the Organization as a full-fledged member The Sides confirming their commitment to the SCO Charter norms and principles of international law will continue coordinated efforts to further realize the potential of the Organization in all directions of its activities Special attention will be paid to the issues of security and stability including combating terrorism illegal drug-trafficking and organized crime thereby increasing effectiveness of cooperation within the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Russia welcomed the participation of India in the counter-terror military exercise "Peace Mission – 2018” Both Sides consider the goal of developing an economic component of SCO as an important one including realization of transportation and infrastructure projects aimed at providing interconnection within the SCO Organization and with observers partner countries as well as other interested states They stood for increasing the role of SCO in the international affairs and believe it necessary to expand contacts and cooperation of SCO with the UN and its structures other international and regional organizations The Sides agreed to deepen cultural and humanitarian ties within the SCO The Sides stand for strengthening of open inclusive transparent non-discriminatory and rules-based multilateral trade system and prevention of fragmentation of international trade relations and trade protectionism in all forms India welcomed the initiative of Russia to create a Larger Eurasian Partnership that stipulates conjugation of national development strategies and multilateral integration projects in the interests of building effective platform of constructive cooperation based on strict observance of the international law principles of equality mutual respect and taking in account each other national perspectives The Sides expressed their satisfaction on the progress in India – Russia relations shared interests and similar positions on issues of bilateral and international importance and agreed to continue this trajectory of closer cooperation coordination and consolidation of gains to surge ahead the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership of India and Russia for the mutual prosperity of people of both countries President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin thanked Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi for the hospitality extended and invited him to visit Russia for the 20th Annual Summit in 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the invitation with great pleasure New Delhi October 05 2018Updated Saturday Oct 4 A bold rally of tens of thousands of people mobilized in Hong Kong Saturday night just hours after the region’s Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying issued a cease-and-desist order to protesters occupying some of the territorys busiest districts They came to sing to raise their glowing cellphones in solidarity and to flaunt the nonviolent underpinnings of their movement which has joined designer-clad mall rats with spectacled students "Protesting peacefully is the spirit of Hong Kong" went one refrain that resounded across Admiralty the business district normally populated by bankers and shoppers that also includes government offices If Leung whose resignation is one of the protesters aims hoped to convince the demonstrators to leave the streets he failed Saturdays assembly was likely the biggest yet in a student-supported movement to bring democratic reform to Hong Kong and safeguard the freedoms that differentiate the territory from the rest of China Oxygen was sucked back into the movement precisely at the moment when the authorities deemed that the crowds had to disperse from major roads by Oct 6 the beginning of the workweek Some people in Admiralty said Saturday they were inspired to come by the violence the protesters faced from tear-gas wielding police on Sept 28 and mafia-linked thugs on Oct 3 "It was different a few days ago" said Sam Au a 49-year-old construction project manager "We were supporting the student movement But now were supporting non-violence against protesters" The roster of speakers made sure to highlight the peaceful nature of the movement whose supporters have taken to raising their arms in a Ferguson-style surrender and chanting "calm down calm down" to any potential troublemaker Despite the crush of bodies in Admiralty the protesters shuffled forward obediently Volunteers offered fresh fruit cooling plasters and charging stations for cellphones "Do we look like Red Guards" asked Joshua Wong the wisp of a 17-year-old whose student activism group is one of the rallys organizers in reference to the Chinese youth group whose chilling excesses helped Chairman Mao foment the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 The crowd in Admiralty which stretched across a highway as far as the eye could see responded with a defiant "No" Photographs of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution Protesters sit behind a government building as the standoff continues Oct 5 2014 in Hong Kong Paula Bronstein—Getty Images Protesters walk along the protest site on a quiet night as the standoff continues Oct 5 2014 in Hong Kong Paula Bronstein—Getty Images A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a concrete road divider on a street outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on Oct 5 2014 in Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images People try to prevent a man from removing a barricade set up by pro-democracy protesters blocking a main road at Hong Kong’s shopping Mongkok district Oct 4 2014 Bobby Yip—Reuters Policemen try to get a man to let go of a fence guarded by pro-democracy demonstrators in an occupied area of Hong Kong on Oct 3 2014 Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images A local resident breaks through police lines and attempts to reach the pro-democracy tent on Oct 3 2014 in Mong Kok Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images A student protester is injured after being pulled off and hit by residents and pro-Beijing supporters while local police are escorting him out of the protest area in Kowloon’s crowded Mong Kok district Oct 3 2014 in Hong Kong Wong Maye-E—AP Students and pro-democracy activists leave the protest site as local police hold back local residents and pro-government supporters on Oct 3 2014 in Mong Kok Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images A man walks past a barricade as protesters continue to block areas outside the government headquarters building in Hong Kong Oct 3 2014 Carlos Barria—Reuters Pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong Sept 3 2014 James Nachtwey for TIME Student protesters raise their hands to show their non-violent intentions as they resist during change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compoundís gate Oct 2 2014 in Hong Kong Wong Maye-E—AP Police stand guard outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Oct 2 2014 as pro-democracy protesters remain gathered for the fifth day in a push for free elections of the city’s leader Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images A taxi driver gives a thumbs up to pro-democracy protesters as he drives past the protest site in front of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s office early on Oct 3 2014 in Hong Kong Wong Maye-E—AP Protesters sleep on the road outside the Police Headquarters building on Oct 2 2014 in Hong Kong Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images Students from various universities continue their protest in the streets of Hong Kong Oct 1 2014 Nicole Tung for TIME A protester holding an umbrella stands on the street close to the Hong Kong Government Complex on Oct 1 2014 in Hong Kong Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images Joshua Wong leader of the student movement delivers a speech as protesters block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters building in Hong Kong Oct 1 2014 Carlos Barria—Reuters Protesters react as Joshua Wong leader of the student movement speaks to the crowd outside the government headquarters building in Hong Kong Oct 1 2014 Carlos Barria—Reuters Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators some waving lights from mobile phones fill the streets in the main finical district of Hong Kong Oct 1 2014 Wally Santana—AP A protester sleeps on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex at sunrise on Sept 30 2014 in Hong Kong Hong Kong Paula Bronstein—Getty Images Pro-democracy demonstrators rest during a protest in Hong Kong on Sept 30 2014 Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images Protesters relax on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on Sept 30 2014 in Hong Kong Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images A pro-democracy protestor speaks to the crowd in front of the government offices in Hong Kong on Sept 30 2014 Anthony Wallace—AFP/Getty Images A couple wearing protective masks and ponchos walk through Admiralty district as part of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sept 30 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Protesters sing songs and wave their cell phones in the air after a massive thunderstorm passed over outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on Sept 30 2014 in Hong Kong Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images Pro-democracy demonstrators gather for the third night in Hong Kong on Sept 30 2014 Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images A businessman stands in front of a road block set up by protesters at the main street of the financial Central district in Hong Kong Sept 29 2014 Tyrone Siu—Reuters A protester raises his arms as police officers try to disperse the crowd near the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sept 29 2014 Carlos Barria—Reuters Umbrellas used to shield demonstrators from pepper spray and the sun are displayed during a pro-democracy protest near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 29 2014 Dale De La Rey—AFP/Getty Images Residents on scooters bring supplies to protesters camped outside the headquarters of Legislative Council during protests in Hong Kong on Sept 29 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Police walk down a stairwell as pro-democracy demonstrators gather for a rally outside the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 29 2014 Dale de la Rey—AFP/Getty Images Protesters gather in the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on Sept 29 2014 in Hong Kong Chris McGrath—Getty Images Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their mobile phones during a protest near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 29 2014 Dale De la Rey—AFP/Getty Images Pro-democracy demonstrators are sprayed with pepper spray during clashes with police officers during a rally near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images A pro-democracy demonstrator wearing a mask and goggles to protect against pepper spray and tear gas gestures during a rally near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Riot police launch tear gas into the crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sept 28 2014 Wally Santana—AP A protester walks in tear gas fired by riot policemen after thousands of protesters blocking the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sept 28 2014 Reuters A pro-democracy protester confronts the police during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate in Hong Kong on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Policemen confronts protesters in Hong Kong during a demonstration on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong early on Sept 29 2014 Wally Santana—AP A pro-democracy demonstrator pours water over a man’s face after police fired tear gas at protesters during a rally near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept 28 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Pro-democracy protesters put their hands up in the air in front of the police in Hong Kong on Sept 28 2014 Alex Ogle—AFP/Getty Images Some of the protesters sleep as they block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sept 29 2014 Carlos Barria—Reuters Policemen rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong early on Sept 29 2014 Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images 1 of 45 Advertisement Many of the faces in the crowd were young; one typed frantically into her phone trying to convince her mother that she was at a friends house "The [local] government never listens to what we want" said Hiu Wah a 19-year-old childhood education student at the Institute of Vocational Education "They only listen to Beijing" But others were olderand not offended when some of the rallys speakers bemoaned a divide between idealistic youth and an older generation warier of displeasing Hong Kongs overlords in Beijing "We are here to protect the young people" said a retired language professor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong surnamed Kwan "They are the ones who will have to deal with the future after 2047" Under the joint agreement that set the conditions for the former British colonys return to China in 1997 Hong Kong was promised significant autonomy for 50 years under a formula called "one country two systems" The protesters have articulated two main goals they say need to be met before they disperse: Leungs removal and the reversal of Beijings Aug 31 decision to essentially pre-select two or three candidates for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive elections in 2017 Instead of voting for these screened individuals the protesters want full autonomy to choose their leader They are also worried that Hong Kongs freedomsindependent courts media and civil service among othersare being eroded by Beijing But a steady stream of anti-protester invective in Chinas state-controlled media not to mention Leungs Monday ultimatum have raised questions of whether Beijing is in any sort of conciliatory mood Certainly under President Xi Jinping China has pounded a patriotic drumbeat and detained hundreds of dissenters who dared question the wisdom of the Chinese Communist Party If thats the case middle ground between the protesters who gave rapturous applause to speakers who promised to "fight to the end" and the government which has vowed to clear the streets by “all actions necessary" will be difficult to locate Further complicating things: there is no one leader of the protest coalition and there is more than one rally site although Admiralty is by far the biggest Control will be harder to maintain with mission creep Early Sunday morning scuffles broke out in Mongkok one of the other protest sites injuring a police officer Perhaps the realization that a conciliatory window is narrowing was what gave Saturdays rally for all its peaceful hymns and bright yellow stickers a nervous edge As some of the protesters exited the site just before midnight rumors flew Was a crackdown imminent on the thousands that were still camped out on the pavementsome snuggled in tents others sprawled straight on the asphalt "I am really worried about myself and everyone in here" said Don Lung who works in education "But I believe that many people in Hong Kong will fight for us" The battle lines are drawn but will the fight come with reporting by Elizabeth Barber and Rishi Iyengar/Hong Kong Contact us at [email protected] cheers for Hillary Clinton and other politicians who are decrying Pfizers tax "inversion" deal that would allow it to take over an Irish pharma company and relocate there thus saving $21 billion in American taxes Tax inversion dealsmergers done pretty much for the sole purpose of saving tax money by moving to a foreign tax jurisdictionhave been on the rise for a while now One of the many reasons they are so egregious is that the very firms that are most able to do themincluding pharmaceutical and tech companies that have most of their value in intellectual property that can be easily relocated elsewherehave also been the biggest beneficiaries of government help Pfizer and other such firms will argue that they need to pay lower taxes to fund the research that results in miracle drugs But that is a myth We credit the private sector for the innovation and growth in our economy But a number of academics and policy thinkers including University of Sussex economist Mariana Mazzucato author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths argue powerfully that it is the government (and thus taxpayers) rather than the private sector that deserves the credit for such innovation "Every major technological change in recent years traces most of its funding back to the state" says Mazzucato who backs the claim up with powerful statistics and anecdotes in her book Most parts of the smartphone that make it smartGPS touchscreens the Internetwere advanced by the Defense Department Teslas batteries came out of a Department of Energy grant Googles search algorithm was boosted by a National Science Foundation innovation Likewise many new drugs that have made big money for firms like Pfizer have come out of NIH research The National Institutes of Health have spent almost a trillion dollars since its founding on the research that created both the pharmaceutical and the biotech sectorswith venture capitalists only entering biotech once the red carpet was laid down in the 1980s So why the mythology that the private sector deserves all the profits and the credit for innovation Because there are huge profits to be made with that narrative It was the National Venture Capital industry that in 1976 convinced the government to reduce capital gains tax by 50% in only five years Likewise says Mazzucato "It is Big Pharma that is able to charge exorbitant prices in the name of recouping their high innovation costsand also lobby for massive tax reductions related to patents that have no effect on their investments" There are better models Israel and Finland retain equity in firms that come out of basic government research And the US government in the past has dictated that companies reinvest money in Main Street rather than give it to Wall Street Thats how Bell Labs was born after the federal government pressured AT&T to reinvest profits in innovation We got the C++ programming language and cell-phone calling technology among many other advances out of that Not a bad precedent The NIH invests $30 billion per year in research that enriches companies like Pfizer Meanwhile Big Pharma spends more on marketing than R&D and is the leader along with the tech and energy sectors in share buybacks that make investors wealthy without creating any real growth or jobs Clinton and others should keep the pressure on Pfizer and other such firmsand the next president should make both buybacks and inversions which cheat the true economic makers in this country illegal Contact us at [email protected] Obama addressed the nation Friday regarding Sony’s decision to cancel the release of The Interview following repeated cyber-attacks on the studio but when he spoke about the film’s stars he accidentally conflated James Franco and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco into “James Flacco” Did Obama just say James Flacco for James Franco That is is all kinds of awesome if so Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 19 2014 Only moments after the slip up occurred someone had already snatched up the Twitter handle James Flacco and started a parody account Thanks for the name drop Mr President It’s an honor James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19 2014 I’d be more bummed about Sony yanking my movie but I’m having the best 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She has reiterated that if violence in places of worship is not brought to an end through some legal confrontation,?wickedness and injustice will continue to gain grounds He further affirmed that the Bishop has had no right to have called the young lady out as a witch stating that such action was illegal and completely unconstitutional the and a breach of Section 34 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria The suit has demanded that the Pastor tenders an open apology to the young lady and to the world in two national dailies and on an international Satellite tv channel It also requested that an alter call of that nature be organized for drug dealers corrupt government officials bribe-giving contractors and other evil people who patronize the church on a daily bases It would be recalled that the same incident was published in youtube last December with a lot of people castigating the pastor for such action On youtube the girl had purportedly said that she was a witch for Jesus The responding video that followed this was Oyedepo claiming his authority over witches boasting that if he saw another witch he would still slap him or her harder and ten times harder than he had done httpv://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=jvKRjETbIRg Nigeria’s civil rights community has told President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve the proposed removal of oil subsidy Representatives of the Civil Society Organizations met with President Goodluck Jonathan for three hours at the Presidential VillaAbujaon Friday where they bared their minds to him on the implications of the planned subsidy removal for the country and the generality of Nigerians They pledged to return to the trenches and fight for the people should the President stick to what they described as his “fixation” on fuel subsidy The meeting was in continuation of the President’s consultations with stakeholders on the issue He had earlier met with leaders of some key political parties Some of those at the session were foremost human rights campaigner Femi Falana ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr Olisa Agbakoba(SAN); Rights Advocate Hajiya Bilikisu Yusuf ex-Student Union Activist Nasir Nura Clement Nwankwo Chairman National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chidi Odinkalu Labour activist Saliu Lukman Anikko Briggs among others Apart from the President those on the government side were Vice-President Namadi Sambo the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke; Minister of Information Mr Labaran Maku the Minister of Labour Mr Emeka Wogu; the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Dr Sam Amadi the Chief of Staff to the President Chief Mike Oghiadomhe a Special Adviser to the President Oronto Douglas among others A source described the session as “frank and sincere” with all the sides making their contributions unhindered The source said: “The President expressed his gratitude to the CSOs for rising to the challenge of the constitutional stalemate which the nation ran into in 2010 following the health trip of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua to Saudi Arabia “He said were it not for the agitation of the CSOs only God knows the kind of turmoil Nigeria would have found itself in “The President later claimed that he invited the leaders of the civil society groups for consultations on the proposed withdrawal of fuel subsidy” “The Minister of Finance Okonjo-Iweala also made a presentation on why the removal of subsidy has become inevitable for the nation” But according to another source the civil society leaders who took turns to speak insisted that there are many alternatives to the withdrawal of fuel subsidy They also listed many sources of funding for the government to finance its budget and projects The source said: “In his contribution Falana said with the ongoing reform of the PPPRA it has become evident that about N13trillion that Nigeria is spending on fuel subsidy is far more than it should be “He said the list of over 138 beneficiaries of oil imports has suddenly been trimmed to about 42 who have depots He said if a clean up of the system is done the fuel subsidy can be affordable for the country “He also asked the President to learn from the withdrawal of subsidy for food items and commodities in the 90s He said today Nigeria is spending trillions of Naira to import food items “Falana also suggested that since neigbouring countries like Senegal Niger have refineries which are operating below capacity Nigeria should refine its crude at lesser cost from these neighbouring nations pending the time it will fix its refineries “On his part Agbakoba asked the government to look inward to fund its projects He said from shipping alone Nigeria can earn N7trillion per annum “He urged the government to learn from President Barrack Obama who is taxing the rich to save the middle class” “ Anikko Briggs from Bayelsa State reminded the President that the poor in the Niger Delta cannot afford to buy fuel at between N120 and N150 per litre She said the high unemployment rate in the Niger Delta will be compounded by the withdrawal of fuel subsidy She said the consequence is predictable” The third source at the session said: “The CSOs demanded the immediate reform of the EFCC and ICPC without sparing sacred cows to rid the nation of corruption; drastic reduction of jumbo allowances being paid to government officials especially members of the National Assembly; cutting recurrent cost and increase its revenue drive” “On the use of Executive fiat to withdraw fuel subsidy they reminded the President that the PPPRA Act does not give him such powers Jonathan must revert to the National Assembly to amend the PPPRA Act first before he can unilaterally withdraw the fuel subsidy “We told the President to ignore the fixation that the fuel subsidy must go in the interest of democracy and the nation We made him realize that when the CSOs fought for him to be acting President and struggled for him to be substantive President in April it was because he promised a transformation of the nation “We said that there is nothing new in all the palliatives reeled out at the session because successive governments of ex-President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo had toed similar paths “We made him realize that withdrawal of fuel subsidy is not transformation We were all unanimous in rejecting the withdrawal of fuel subsidyBut we said if the government remains adamant on the withdrawal of fuel subsidy we will go back to the streets to protest “We also pledged to assist the government with a list of sources of funds to finance its projects Asked what the response of the President was the fourth source at the session added: “He promised to look at our points” My birthdate parachuted me into the outer limits of Generation Xa generation known for its anger and cynicism following the empty pop consumerism of the 80s.” The letter also calls for Stewart’s resignation if he is charged with assault. which Pope Francis decreed Thursday, person talking loudly into your smartphone in a public place: I don’t care about you. federal tax status and highest-paid employees, 4. obviously. there are plenty of them. 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