Time to restrict travel of Myanmar military elite with UN sanctions Axworthy

first_imgOTTAWA – Myanmar’s military elite need to have their wings clipped by targeted United Nations travel sanctions in order to discourage the continued ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, says former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy.“We’re talking about targeting specific people, particularly in the military,” said Axworthy, the chair of the Canadian-based World Refugee Council, which is working with the UN to reform the global refugee system.“A lot of these guys like to fly off to Bangkok and get a new suit or something. I’m not being facetious,” Axworthy said in an interview. “A restricted-travel sanction would be very effective for a lot of the elites in Myanmar.”Axworthy, a former Liberal foreign affairs minister under Jean Chretien, called on Canada to lead a diplomatic push for sanctions through its diplomats at the UN and in missions across Asia.The current Liberal government, which has dispatched special envoy Bob Rae and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to the region, suggested Thursday it was open to the idea.“We continue to consider all options at our disposal to press Myanmar on this issue, including potential sanctions,” said Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.“The responsibility for ending the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar falls squarely on that country’s military leadership and its civilian government — these are crimes against humanity.”Axworthy also poured cold water on an agreement announced Thursday between Myanmar and Bangladesh to return the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled a military purge of their northern Rakhine state.The government of Myanmar announced no details of the plan, which was immediately criticized by Amnesty International. Refugees in Bangladesh have said their homes were set on fire by soldiers and Buddhist mobs; some reported being shot at by security forces.“It sounds to me like they’re talking about camps, and concentration camps and things of that kind,” Axworthy said.Austen said Thursday that Canada is trying to learn more about the proposal “to ensure that it is in good faith, feasible, and, most importantly, that refugees will not face further persecution upon their return.”Canada will spend $35 million over five years to help Bangladesh address the needs of women and girls as the country deals with a massive influx of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.Bibeau announced the new spending — to be directed through United Nations agencies — on Thursday from Bangladesh, where she was getting a first-hand look at the crisis that has seen more than 620,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar since August.Bibeau visited women and children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, currently the epicentre of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis.It started when the Myanmar army began what it calls clearance operations in response an attack by a group of Rohingya insurgents, an offensive that many have since characterized as ethnic cleansing.On Wednesday, the United States did just that, threatening penalties for Myanmar military officers involved in the crackdown.“We all agree that it’s ethnic cleansing and the action that has been taken by the military is just not acceptable,” Bibeau said Thursday in a conference call with reporters from Bangladesh. Freeland has used the same term to describe the situation in recent weeks.Axworthy said the fact that the term “ethnic cleansing” is now being widely used only strengthens the case for targeted sanctions against key players in Myanmar.last_img read more

LARGO STARTS FILMING IN PORT HOPE IN JULY

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: PORT HOPE — Largo will be filming here in Port Hope and the benefit to the community will be big.“The last time they shot here for the first movie, it’s estimated they generated about $450,000 for this municipality and they will be here much longer this time,” said Kevin Narraway, marketing and tourism manager. “We’re estimating there will be about $750,000-$800,000, maybe even up to $1 million in spending this time.”The municipality issued a public notice June 20 advising residents that Third Act Productions had made an application to film interior and exterior scenes for the Largo film. (There’s been lots of online chatter that this is now the working title for the It 2 production). Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Locations in Port Hope became backdrops for the filming of Stephen King’s ‘It’ in 2016. Third Act Productions filmed the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ in the Municipality of Port Hope in the summer of 2016. – Karen Longwell/Metroland Facebook The movie is being produced by Warner Bros. and New Line Entertainment and will feature a number of Port Hope locations, with about 17 to 18 days worth of filming. Filming starts July 20 and will continue until October.last_img read more

Moroccans Call for Renaming Imlil Resort to ‘Louisa and Maren’

Rabat – The Marrakech-Safi Office of the National Anti-Bribery and Public Funds Observatory is calling on authorities to change the name of Imlil’s “Chamharouch” resort to “Louisa and Maren Resort,” after the murdered Scandinavian tourists. The office director, Mohamed El Harouali, told Morocco World News that he wants people to know that changing the name of the resort in memory of the victims would signify that such brutalities are rare in Morocco. Matching the statements of a tour guide who informed MWN that the atmosphere in the Atlas Mountain region where the murder took place is currently peaceful, El Harouali said that when he visited the area shortly after the murder there was only one case of panic. El Harouali said that an elderly French woman at a nearby hotel was panicking since her daughter was also somewhere near the area, “which was only natural after hearing such news,” he added.El Harouali confirmed that the atmosphere in the region is generally ordinary. He noted the “quick” reaction of the Moroccan security services who caught the suspects less than three days after finding the tourists’ bodies on Monday.Read Also: Video: Morocco Returns Bodies of Imlil Murder Victims to Denmark, Norway“Changing the name of the resort into Louisa & Maren is the least thing we can do to honor the souls of the victims, respond to the [murderers’] sick minds and show that there is no place for hate between us,” El Harouali wrote in a press release.Moroccans took to social media networks to condemn the murder and express solidarity with families and friends of the victims. A young Moroccan man stood in front of the embassy of Denmark in Rabat and held a banner reading “SORRY.”Many Moroccans on social media are also calling on authorities to give the four arrested suspects the death penalty.Read Also: Norway Police Say Video of Scandinavian Murders in Morocco is RealMoroccans also plan to organize a sit-in at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, in front of the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Rabat, to pay tribute to the victims and express condolences to their countries of origin.Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested the first suspect on Tuesday and the three other suspects yesterday. The same suspects pledged allegiance to ISIS in a video a week before the murder.The victims are Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway. read more

Local activists organizations condemn Presidents statements

“These contradictions between the President and the Prime Minister are however not new and have been a constant feature of the Government’s public communications about their commitments under the resolution ever since the resolution was passed,” the joint statement added.The local civil society organisations and activists said that it is widely acknowledged that the victim communities in Sri Lanka consider a purely domestic process to be untrustworthy. The joint statement noted that the President’s comments come at a time when his Government claims to have embarked on a process of consultations on the design of transitional justice mechanisms outlined in the UNHRC resolution.The statement also notes that these comments severely compromise that process and cast doubt on the intentions of the entire endeavour. There are also reports that the Government has already started drafting the necessary legal frameworks to put in place these mechanisms, which local civil society say then raises the question as to whether the consultations will be merely tokenistic. (Colombo Gazette) The statement also noted that on 26 January 2016, a few days after the Presidents interview to the BBC, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an interview to Channel 4 appeared to be engaging in damage control when he stated that that the Government will abide by commitments given in Geneva. “Owing to the Government’s positions taken at these negotiations, the resolution in itself was a compromise, much to the disappointment of many victims and activists. The Government now appears to be backtracking from even these compromised commitments. The President in these interviews categorically stated that foreign judges and experts would not be part of the process. In his interview to BBC Sinhala Service he also went on to express his full confidence in the existing judicial system and in Sri Lanka’s investigative authorities. In that interview he added that if there was any international support necessary for Sri Lanka that it was only for economic development,” the joint statement noted. Local activists and organizations have condemned President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements wherein he appears to be indicating a withdrawal from the obligations the Government had committed to in the consensus resolution passed at the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in October 2015.In a joint statement, 144 local activists and organizations said that it is worth recalling that the Government as a co-sponsor of the resolution in Geneva, was in a position to negotiate the exact terms of the resolution. read more

GE 2Q earnings drop 16 pct but energy business has doubledigit growth

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GE 2Q earnings drop 16 pct, but energy business has double-digit growth; reaffirms outlook NEW YORK, N.Y. – General Electric’s shift back to its manufacturing roots is paying off.The conglomerate founded by light bulb inventor Thomas Edison has pumped billions of dollars into new energy-related businesses during the past few years while selling its stake in NBC, commercial real estate and other businesses.The move has softened the blow from the recession, and it expects double-digit earnings growth this year.GE said Friday that net income fell 16 per cent in the second quarter, mainly due to lingering charges from financing companies that were sold off several years ago. Its energy infrastructure business, meanwhile, reported double-digit growth in the period, and profits surged for its transportation business. The company’s quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations.GE is wading through “a still volatile global economy,” CEO Jeff Immelt said. But its core businesses are growing profits, and “we ended the quarter with a record backlog.”Shares rose 7 cents to close at US$19.87 on Friday after trading as high as $20.37 earlier in the day, approaching their 52-week high of $21 per share.The industrial and financial giant posted net income of $3.11 billion, or 29 cents per share, in the April-June period. That compares with $3.69 billion, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier.Excluding pension costs and losses from discontinued businesses, GE earned 38 cents per share, a penny above analysts’ average expectations of 37 cents per share.Revenue rose 2 per cent to $36.5 billion, led by strong results in GE’s industrial business. Analysts expected slightly higher revenue of $36.77 billion, according to FactSet.GE said its net income was weighed down in the quarter by a number of charges that had little to do with its core businesses. GE booked a $553 million charge related to the sale of its WMC Mortgage Corp. and its Japanese consumer finance business in 2007 and 2008. GE also adjusted its pension costs higher.Meanwhile, its energy infrastructure and GE Capital businesses reported higher profits in the period.GE Capital, the company’s lending arm, increased profits 31 per cent as it sold off dozens of properties and booked smaller charges related to a drop in real estate values. GE plans to sell its business property lending business to EverBank Financial Corp. for $2.51 billion by the end of 2012.Morningstar analyst Daniel Holland said it makes sense for GE to shed assets that have little to do with the company’s traditional industrial businesses. GE knows the energy and manufacturing businesses, and that is where it should remain, Holland said.“It’s what they’re really good at,” he said. “It’s why they can continue to drive their competitive advantages.”Energy infrastructure, which includes wind and natural gas turbines, solar panels and a variety of other products and services, increased profits 13 per cent to $1.76 billion. GE said it shipped 726 wind turbines in the quarter, more than double what it shipped in the same period last year. New orders for wind turbines have dropped off since then, however, reducing GE’s infrastructure orders by 1 per cent.In a separate announcement, GE said that it plans to split its energy business into three separate operations: GE Power and Water in Schenectady, New York, GE Oil and Gas in Florence, Italy, and GE Energy Management in Atlanta. Immelt said that the move will streamline its various energy operations and cut about $200 million to $300 million in costs. GE said the head of the division, John Krenicki, has decided to leave the company at the end of the year.GE reaffirmed its outlook for double-digit growth in earnings per share, excluding any special items. by News Staff Posted Jul 20, 2012 4:51 pm MDT read more

San Francisco Bay Area transit system and labour unions reach deal resolve

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Greg Moore And Terry Collins, The Associated Press Posted Dec 21, 2013 8:19 am MDT San Francisco Bay Area transit system and labour unions reach deal, resolve final contract snag SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labour union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the final issue in their ongoing dispute has been resolved.The transit system and its two largest unions have been involved in months-long negotiations that stalled recently over paid medical leave time for employees.BART officials and labour leaders had approved a deal in October after six months of negotiations and two strikes that caused problems for hundreds of thousands of people who ride the nation’s fifth-largest commuter rail system.That deal fell apart last month when BART officials said the provision giving workers six weeks of paid annual leave to care for sick family members had been mistakenly included in the contract.BART General Manager Grace Crunican said in a statement early Saturday that she will recommend the company’s board of directors approve the new agreement as soon as possible.“After eight months of uncertainty for our riders, this deal will guarantee that every ounce of the Agency’s focus will be directed to providing great service to the Bay Area during the peak holiday period and beyond,” Crunican said, according to the statement. The Associated Press could not immediately reach officials for further comment.Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant confirmed by phone that a deal had been reached during overnight negotiations. She declined, however, to discuss details until union members have had a chance to see the agreement.Service Employees International Union Local 1021 BART chapter President John Arantes said in a statement on his union’s website that it was a “fair resolution that would close months of drawn out contract talks.” He did not elaborate. The union office was closed early Saturday, and the AP could not immediately reach an official for further comment.Both unions are expected to bring the matter to their members for a vote.The BART statement says the contract dispute was resolved with solutions that either are administrative or can be covered within the transit system’s existing budget.The new agreement expands the bereavement leave policy and “allows qualifying employees more flexibility in how they pay for the costs of their family medical leave,” according to the transit system statement.It also mentions there will be “additional administrative changes to the contract” and upgrades to employee break rooms at three BART stations.___Online:http://bit.ly/1ckNaVt___Collins contributed from San Francisco. Moore reported from Phoenix. read more

Greece achieves 2013 primary budget surplus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Data from Greece΄s finance ministry showed the central government΄s budget–before taking into account debt payments–with a 691 million euro surplus last year, compared with a 3.46 billion euro deficit in 2012. Taking into account monies owed by the European Union to Greece for public works, and which are expected to be paid in the first months of this year, Greece΄s primary surplus in 2013 was in line with the 812 million euros penciled into the country΄s latest budget, a finance ministry official said. “The execution of the state budget confirms and supports our estimates for the year that has passed,” said Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras. “Our country, after many years and enormous sacrifices by Greek society, will achieve a primary surplus earlier than expectations.” Since early 2010, Greece has received two massive bailouts from its euro-zone partners and the International Monetary Fund in exchange for fixing its deficit-ridden public finances. Under the existing bailout program, Greece was not expected to achieve a primary surplus until the end of 2014. The better-than-expected outcome has strengthened Athens΄ hand in negotiations with its international budget inspectors–the EU, the European Central Bank and the IMF–who are expected to return to Greece in coming weeks to review the country΄s reform progress. For the 12 months of the year, the government said state budget revenues had increased to 52.9 billion euros from 51.9 billion euros a year ago, while outlays had fallen to 58.3 billion euros from 67.6 billion euros. The state budget only takes into account the operations of Greece΄s central government, and doesn΄t include general government accounts, which comprise local government, a portion of military spending as well as some social welfare spending. The final figures for Greece΄s 2013 budget position are expected to be released by Eurostat, the EU΄statistics department, in April. Source: capitallast_img read more

Government eyes salary overhaul tax breaks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As virtually all members of the Greek cabinet leave their posts for a week’s vacation, officials close to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras are putting the finishing touches on a plan to overhaul public sector salaries in line with pledges to the troika ahead of negotiations next month when Athens is expected to press for tax breaks.According to sources, the agenda for the premier’s speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), which is scheduled to run from September 6 to 14, has yet to be finalized as the government is keen to first see the outcome of talks between Greek officials and the troika in Paris on September 3. The Greek delegation will seek to secure a basic agreement as regards a lightening of Greece’s huge debt burden, Kathimerini understands. It will also try to get the green light for the government to introduce some measures to offset the impact of years of austerity such as tax breaks and favorable repayment terms for individuals and businesses with non-performing loans.Samaras is keen to use TIF – traditionally employed by premiers to set out economic policy and offer handouts – to announce that debt relief is in sight and to herald a series of tax breaks, sources said. The premier is understood to be eyeing a 15 percent flat tax rate for corporate profits, a top rate on income tax of 33 percent, as opposed to the current 42 percent, the reduction of value-added tax from 23 percent to 15 percent in as many cases as possible, the reduction of a consumption tax on heating oil and the eventual abolition of a solidarity tax on income.Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

Live Messenger lapplication arrive en juin sur iPhone

first_imgLive Messenger : l’application arrive en juin sur iPhoneÉtats-Unis – Le blog Neowin a dévoilé plusieurs captures d’écran de l’application Windows Live Messenger pour iPhone. Celles-ci correspondraient bien à l’application officielle de Microsoft.Depuis hier, les captures d’écran qui circulent sur la toile montrent des éléments d’interface classiques : on y retrouve les fonctionnalités principales de Windows Live, comme le chat instantané ou le partage et l’envoi de fichiers.Microsoft a décidé d’intégrer les flux sociaux à cette version, comme pour la version 2009 pour PC, afin d’associer ses contacts Messenger et Facebook par exemple. La firme de Redmond l’avait annoncé pour cet été, Neowin semble confirmer son arrivée en juin. Le 28 avril 2010 à 14:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un papillon mimâle mifemelle fait un carton à Londres

first_imgUn papillon mi-mâle, mi-femelle fait un carton à LondresUn étonnant papillon a éclos au Museum d’histoire naturelle de Londres, et fait depuis le succès de l’exposition Sensational Butterflies.Le papillon qui émerveille Londres mesure 10 centimètres et a une particularité étonnante : il est gynandromorphe, c’est-à-dire qu’il est sorti de sa chrysalide avec un côté mâle, une aile noire, et un côté femelle, des reflets rouges, jaunes et bleus sur l’autre aile. Quant à ses organes sexuels, ils ont fusionné au milieu de l’insecte. Étant donné que “le papillon a une moitié d’organe femelle, et une moitié d’organe mâle, le tout ne peut fonctionner, donc le papillon est stérile”, explique Luke Brown, l’administrateur de l’exposition, cité par The Guardian. À lire aussiIl laisse une fourmi coupe-feuille lui découper le doigt”C’est un phénomène scientifique fascinant, résultant d’un processus complexe d’évolution”, s’extasie Blanca Huertas, conservatrice au Museum.  “C’est fantastique qu’il ait éclos au Museum, ils sont tellement rares”. Ce phénomène se produit si les chromosomes ne se séparent pas correctement durant la division embryonnaire. Environ un papillon sur mille est porteur de cette anomalie.Les scientifiques du Museum d’histoire naturelle de Londres ont indiqué que le papillon gynandromorphe qui les fascine rejoindrait la collection de papillons naturalisés à sa mort, à un mois environ. L’exposition sensational butterflies (lien non disponible) a débuté au Natural History Museum de Londres, le 12 avril et se termine le 11 septembre 2011. Le 13 juillet 2011 à 17:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Hirving Lozano already has a price at PSV Eindhoven

first_imgAfter his match against FC Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven has decided to put a price tag on winger Hirving Lozano in case any club wants to buy him.All we needed was to watch Hirving Lozano doing that sprint next to Jordi Alba in the Champions League match between PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona, that was more than enough to realize this is a very special player because pretty much no one is faster than the Catalan left-back. But Lozano was able to get past him on that sprint and everybody at Camp Nou stadium was in awe with this display of speed, the player had recently spoken about the Catalan club asking for his services during the summer but there was no deal struck before the World Cup. After the summer tournament, Lozano had already scored a very important goal against Germany and he presented himself as a very promising player that was just starting his career in European football. Even if he wasn’t able to score a goal against Barça in the Champions League last week, Hirving has remained very relevant in the Eredivisie and he just keeps scoring goals with the ‘Farmers’ week after week. This fantastic level has made the club decide to put a price tag on the player, because they know that one of the big clubs in European football will soon come after him and they want to be ahead of the curve in case any offer comes.Eeeel Chucky Lozaaano! 😈#PSVAJA pic.twitter.com/m5SKO92lHQ— PSV (@PSV) September 24, 2018According to Fox Sports from Mexico, Lozano’s price tag has been elevated from €20 million to a staggering €60 million which would turn him into the most expensive Mexican player in history. If he keeps this game level up, Lozano can rest easy because Barcelona won’t be the only squad that will come after him next summer. Although PSV Eindhoven would like to keep the player for at least another season after this one, they know that he is growing too quickly to remain with the Dutch champions for longer. This club is very famous for having some of the best players in modern football on their ranks like Brazilians Ronaldo or Romario, and many other Mexican players who triumphed with the ‘Farmers’. But even if Lozano has only been at PSV for a little over a year, we can already say that he has become the best Mexican player who ever represented the club’s colors, his stats are on par with the more legendary players from the club and he just keeps growing. Should he keep this momentum going nonstop, Lozano will quickly be worth even more than those €60 million the Dutch club has decided to place him inside the scale of expensive players from their squad.Día de partidooo! 🇲🇽@HirvingLozano70 🤝 @GutiGalaviz#EXCPSV pic.twitter.com/kspy68YQpm— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 26, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Clubs that would be interested in Lozano.We already stated that FC Barcelona is not currently interested in Hirving Lozano, but that doesn’t mean there are not clubs that would love to have him on their ranks for next season. In Spain, there are two clubs that would be very keen on having Hirving playing for them in the near future, those clubs are Valencia and Atletico Madrid. In England, the clubs that would like having Lozano in their ranks are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, Everton FC, Liverpool FC, and also West Ham United where ‘Chicharito’ currently plays. There are currently no clubs in Italy who are interested in the player, but Germany could also be a great destination for him as Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart would be among the clubs that have asked for him. But with this new price tag that Lozano has according to Fox Sports, his agent Mino Raiola will have a more difficult time finding him a proper squad that can help him keep growing his already impressive career as a player in European football. Lozano’s time in the Old Continent is going by quickly, and he just keeps on delivering incredible performances that will only make more clubs interested in his services for next summer during the transfer window.– Chucky Lozano🇲🇽 @HirvingLozano70 con PSV:44 partidos26 goles10 asistencias– Arjen Robben🇳🇱 con PSV:75 partidos21 goles17 asistencias pic.twitter.com/gGfPSNENIE— Sir Raúl Jiménez (@PapitoRaul_) September 24, 2018Which will be the first club to come after Hirving Lozano? Please share your opinion in the comment section below.last_img read more

RBDF Woman Entry 2 Welcomed at Government House in Commemoration of 30th

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 19, 2017 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, seated centre, welcomed Royal Bahamas Defence Force Woman Entry 2 at Government House in a courtesy call in commemoration of their 30th Anniversary on Monday morning, September 18, 2017.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

State workgroup recommends more vitamin D for Alaskan children pregnant women

first_imgBristol Bay’s cloudy, cool summer days and dark winters can make it tough to get enough vitamin D. (Photo by Avery Lill/KDLG)Rickets is a condition that causes soft or weak bones in children. Usually, too little vitamin D is the cause. It’s a rare condition in the United States. About one in 100,0000 children is hospitalized with the condition nationally, but researchers think it occurs a lot more often in Alaska.Listen now“During 2001 to 2010, Alaska Native children aged less than 10 years, living in Alaska, experienced almost double the rate of rickets associated hospitalization of the U.S. pediatric population aged less than 10 years,” explained Dr. Joe McLaughlin, Chief of the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. “We don’t have as much data that’s been reported on non-Native children, so that’s another area of research that we’d like to get more information.”There are a number of factors that can put a child at greater risk for rickets. Among them are lack of sun exposure, darker skin and low vitamin D intake. Researchers found that younger Alaska Native people are eating less vitamin D-rich traditional foods.“Oily fish, such as salmon, tend to be very rich in vitamin D, as well as other traditional Alaska Native foods coming from marine mammals in particular. That means that people who are consuming less traditional foods are likely taking in less vitamin D,” McLaughlin said.A workgroup with the Alaska Division of Public Health developed Alaska-specific Vitamin D recommendations. It suggests health care providers consider doubling Vitamin D supplements for infants and more than tripling the amount prescribed for pregnant women—800 international units daily for babies and 1,400 IUs for pregnant women, taking into account vitamin D already contained in infant formula and prenatal vitamins.To be clear, these recommendations are for medical professionals prescribing supplements, not a recommendation for individuals to buy them at the grocery store or online.last_img read more

Is Judgementall Hai Kya poster plagiarized Hungarybased artist accuses makers of stealing

first_imgFlora BorsiFacebookJudgementall Hai Kya has been in the news mostly for its controversies thanks to the film’s lead actress Kangana Ranaut. And now even after the release of the film, troubles for the makers are just refusing to die down. A popular Hungary-based artist named Flora Borsi has now accused the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya for stealing her art without her persmission.Sharing a juxtaposed image of Judgementall Hai Kya poster featuring Kangana posing with a black cat and her digital photographic work on Facebook, Flora wrote, “Any similarities? It’s a famous bollywood movie poster called “Judgementall Hai Kya”. They didn’t ask for any permission nor reached me out. It’s a shame for big companies plagarizing freelance artists work.”Her Facebook post received a lot of positive reactions from her followers who slammed the Bollywood industry for plagiarizing her art. Flora was overwhelmed with the support from her followers but she urged them not to express hatred towards a nation saying that “It’s all about a big industry vs artists.””Thank you so much guys for supporting me ❤️ but I don’t want anybody to express hatred toward a nation or a country. It’s all about a big industry vs artists,” Flora Borsi commented on her Facebook post.She further added, “Bollywood has nothing to do with this. It’s all about the art department and the creative director. their responsibility is the feedback, which brings negativity in the big picture, which is Bollywood. When someone does a bad things people can’t blame the country where was born.”Take a look.  Flora BorsiFacebookThe makers of Judgementall Hai Kya are yet to address the allegations about plagarizing Flora Borsi’s work.last_img read more

BNP expels Sylhet rebel mayoral candidate Selim

first_imgBNP Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim. Photo: UNBBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday expelled its Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim for contesting the city polls defying the party decision, reports UNB.The party also expelled Mymensingh’s Tarakanda upazila unit BNP member Masud Rana Khan for breaching the party discipline.A party press release, signed by BNP assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu, said the two BNP leaders were expelled from the party for violating party discipline and engaging in the activities that go against party interests.The party also asked its leaders and activists not to maintain any contact with the two expelled leaders. BNP nominated incumbent mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as its mayoral candidate in Sylhet city polls billed for 30 July.Selim who submitted his nomination paper to contest the polls did not withdraw his nomination on Monday last, the last date for withdrawing the candidature. Besides, Jamaat leader Ehsanul Mahbub Jubayer are also there in the race ignoring the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s decision.last_img read more

How And Where Will Greater Houston Rebuild PostHarvey

first_img Share David J. Phillip, APGaston Kirby, right, and Juan Minutella leave Kirby’s flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston.As Greater Houston continues to recover from Harvey, residents and developers are considering how to rebuild to avoid a potential repeat in the future.We talk with Sam Brody, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) Department of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He lays out what rebuilding Houston could look like post-Harvey.last_img read more

After Los Cabos Newton on path for MexicoArizona border

first_img Posted by Share Wednesday, September 7, 2016 CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Newton swept onto the Gulf of California after slamming the resorts of southern Baja as a hurricane before making landfall Mexico’s mainland and weakening to a tropical storm.And the storm remained on a path Wednesday morning that was expected to take it to the U.S. border with potentially dangerous rains for Arizona and New Mexico.Newton first came ashore near the Los Cabos resorts Tuesday morning as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph (150 kph), pelting the area with torrential rain as residents sheltered at home and tourists huddled in hotels. The storm broke windows, downed trees and knocked out power, but the area was spared the kind of extensive damage seen two years ago when they were walloped by a stronger storm.A shrimp boat capsized in rough seas in the Gulf of California, killing two people and leaving three others missing, authorities said. The boat had set out from the port of Ensenada and was bound for Mazatlan.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAfter passing over the resort area, Newton headed northward up the sparsely populated interior of the peninsula and then sput out over the gulf during the night. Early Wednesday, its centre was about 10 miles (15 kilometres) southeast of Bahia Kino and was moving north at around 17 mph (28 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph).After passing over relatively little populated areas in Sonora, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Newton could push into southeastern Arizona in the afternoon and drop 1 to 3 inches of rain there and over parts of New Mexico through Thursday.“Heavy rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in mountainous terrain,” the centre said.About 14,000 tourists were in Los Cabos during the storm, tourism officials said, and visitors began venturing out after Newton passed.“Just trying to make it through the day, with a little help,” Mark Hernandez, a visitor from California, said as he raised a can of beer at one of the few bars open in Cabo San Lucas. “We pray for the city of Cabo San Lucas. It was a rough one as you can see.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthPalm trees were toppled along the town’s coastal boulevard and some windows were broken. But there was calm in the city as firefighters cleaned refuse from the streets during the day.In 2014, Los Cabos suffered heavy damage to homes, shops and hotels when it was hammered by Hurricane Odile, which hit land as a Category 3 storm.“You know, it could have been a lot worse and I think we are very fortunate that it wasn’t as bad as Odile,” said Darlene Savord, another tourist from California. “I think that we are very fortunate and blessed.” The Canadian Press center_img Tags: Arizona, Mexico After Los Cabos, Newton on path for Mexico-Arizona border << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Intairs 12 Days of Giveaways includes gift cards Pandora jewellery

first_img Travelweek Group Share Posted by MISSISSAUGA — Intair wants agents to know that its 12 Days of Giveaways sweepstakes is on now, with a new prize given away each day through Dec. 19.The list of prize items includes: a Pandora airplane charm; $100 Visa gift card; a chance to win 10 Pack Intair Admin Fee Waivers; a Fitbit; $500 airline giveaway voucher; a chance to receive 3x Loyalty Rewards points; $20 Petro-Canada gas gift card; $20 Tim Hortons card; a chance to win one month with no ticketing fees; and a portable cell phone charger.Each day travel agents will have to complete a unique task to be qualified for a chance to win the prize. Multiple winners will be chosen each day of the giveaways. The first few days of the giveaways have already concluded, but there are still more chances for agents to win, says the TravelBrands company.“As Canada’s largest airline consolidator with over 80 airlines, we are looking forward to giving away these incentives for our agents,” says Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO, TravelBrands. “Intair has been experts in the airline consolidation business for over 31 years giving choice and value to travellers. Our 12 Days of Giveaways is a festive way of providing even more value to travel agents.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaFor more information on the daily prizing and qualifications for entry visit travelbrandsaccess.com. Intair’s 12 Days of Giveaways includes gift cards, Pandora jewellerycenter_img Thursday, December 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Agent Incentives, Intair, Promotions, TravelBrandslast_img read more

Government generates €297m budget surplus in Q1

first_imgThe government generated a fiscal surplus of €297.3m in the first three months of the year, compared to a surplus of €166.3m in the respective quarter of 2017, the statistical service said.In January to March, total government revenue rose an annual 9.5 per cent, to €1.9bn, while total spending rose 2 per cent, to €1.6bn, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Tuesay.Revenue from tax on production rose in the first three months of the year an annual 15 per cent,to €743.2m, value added tax (VAT) 25 per cent, to €450.4m, tax on income and wealth 11 per cent, to €447.5m, and social contributions 3.2 per cent, to €433.3m, Cystat said. Revenue from the sale of services rose 11 per cent, to €126.4m.On the other hand, staff cost and social spending rose 6.1 per cent, to €552m, and 0.8 per cent, to €598.3m, in January to March, compared to the previous year, Cystat said. The government spent €58.4m on investment in the first three months of 2018 compared to €64.4m in the first quarter of 2017, and €9.1m on capital transfers compared to €9.4m. Intermediate consumption rose 4 per cent, to €100.8m.You May LikeStyleBistroA Look Back At Princess Diana & Kate Middleton’s Royal FirstsStyleBistroUndoBuzzFondInside Oprah Winfrey’s MansionBuzzFondUndoFritzguideThe Most Beautiful Lake Towns in EuropeFritzguideUndo Licences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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