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Comic book on UN antipoverty goals honoured with prize

27 October 2011A comic book produced by the United Nations to raise awareness and to educate children around the world about the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was honoured today with a prize at an awards ceremony in Monaco. A comic book produced by the United Nations to raise awareness and to educate children around the world about the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was honoured today with a prize at an awards ceremony in Monaco.The six organizations involved in the project were awarded the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Peace and Sports Awards for “Score the Goals: Teaming Up to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals.”The 32-page educational comic book features 10 football UN Goodwill Ambassadors – Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Baggio, Michael Ballack, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Luis Figo, Raúl, Ronaldo, Patrick Vieira, and Zinédine Zidane – who become shipwrecked on an island on their way to playing an “all-star” charity football game in support of the UN. While on the island, the team has to tackle the eight MDGs along their journey towards being rescued. The MDGs are targets aimed at slashing global poverty by 2015 by combating hunger, disease, illiteracy, environment degradation and discrimination against women.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the award is a welcome recognition of how the UN family is working creatively with a wide variety of partners to deliver its educational messages and fulfil its mission towards achieving the MDGs. “By using the power of sport and the universal reach of football Goodwill Ambassadors, the UN organizations involved in ‘Score the Goals’ have succeeded in projecting the UN voice beyond its usual audiences, reaching the crucial constituency of children and youth,” he said.The book, primarily aimed at children between the ages of eight and 14, is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German and Korean.It provides an interactive way to help young people understand, familiarize and reflect about the MDGs as well as invites them to take action through several activities provided in an adjoining educational guide. The comic book was officially launched in January in Geneva by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, and Mr. Casillas, the Spanish and Real Madrid goalkeeper.The project is the result of a joint effort led by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), and the Stop TB Partnership. The prize was presented by Prince Albert II of Monaco in front of an audience of more than 500 prominent figures from politics, sport, the private sector and civil society who are participating in the 5th Peace and Sport International Forum. read more

Abhorrent ambulance attack in Libyan capital imperils lifesaving work warns UN

Health workers and civilians have not been spared in heavy clashes that erupted in early April between the internationally recognized Government and eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army, marking the latest episode in spiralling violence that followed the overthrow of President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.As the conflict continues into its second month, more than 400 people have died and some 2,000 have been wounded, in addition to the thousands of displaced civilians, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).The “direct attack of a marked ambulance seriously injuring three health workers is absolutely abhorrent and should not be tolerated,” said UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro. “Those who ordered and carried out this attack must take legal and moral responsibility for this heinous act”, she insisted.Echoing her comments, the WHO described the attack “on an ambulance with visible logos” as a “shocking and intolerable violation of international humanitarian law”.“Not only did this attack injure key personnel, but the ambulance itself was taken away, thereby depriving patients of future care”, said Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, WHO Representative in Libya.Since conflict in the oil-rich North African nation escalated last month, 11 other ambulances have been either “impacted” or suffered “collateral damage”, according to the UN health agency.In April, three medical workers were killed in Tripoli, and numerous first-line responders have struggled to reach the wounded without being hurt themselves, WHO said in a statement. “This flagrant breach of the basic rules of warfare could jeopardize the operations of field hospitals and ambulance teams and deter dedicated health staff from performing their life-saving duties,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. “WHO cannot accept any actions that put health workers in harm’s way. Health staff in Libya are working to save lives and must be allowed to work without additional risk to their safety or well-being.”Since the beginning of the Tripoli clashes, WHO has been supporting field hospitals and field ambulance teams, providing medical supplies that include trauma kits with medicines for war injuries.It has also deployed emergency medical teams to key referral hospitals to perform surgery in and around Tripoli. “Direct attack of a marked field ambulance, in Twaisha #Tripoli, seriously injuring 3 health workers is absolutely abhorrent & should not be tolerated”, said the HC for #Libya @Ribeiro6Maria. Clearly a serious #IHL breach.📢#NOTATARGET▶️Full statement: https://t.co/kByjsmv9nn pic.twitter.com/RdMcAOfpLL— OCHA Libya (@OCHA_Libya) May 9, 2019 read more

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from

first_img“He did not vote against the second amendment because he wished to indicate his broad support against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, as he made clear in an explanation of vote on the record,” the spokesperson added. FINE GAEL MEP Gay Mitchell abstained from voting on a European Parliament resolution passed on Tuesday that called for the protection of EU citizens from homophobia.Amendment 2 to the resolution was passed by 394 votes to 176, with 72 abstentions. All 11 other Irish MEP’s voted in favour of the amendment, but Mitchell abstained according to the VoteWatch Europe website.The Dublin MEP and former presidential candidate voted in favour of the first draft of the resolution but that draft was rejected.A spokesperson for Mitchell told TheJournal.ie that he was in favour of the resolution but felt that the amendment that was passed encouraged the EU Commission involve itself in the laws of EU member states, something not allowed under the principle of subsidiarity.Subsidiarity ensures that decisions are taken as closely to citizens and nation states as possible.“Mr Mitchell clearly voted in favour of the resolution by voting in favour of Amendment 1 but he abstained on Amendment 2 because it proposed that the commission should involve itself in matters of subsidiarity,” according to the spokesperson. The European grouping to which Fine Gael belongs, the European People’s Party (EPP), were against the final successful Amendment 2 but Mitchell’s Fine Gael colleagues Jim Higgins, Mairead McGuinness and Seán Kelly voted in favour of it.Mitchell, who is joint coordinator for the EPP grouping, has previously announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the European Parliament in this year’s election.The text to which Mitchell seems to have objected in the second amendment is where it calls on the the commission to “use its competences to the fullest extent”.The resolution that was passed also explicitly states that “this comprehensive policy must respect the competences of the European Union, of its agencies, and of member states”Mitchell’s colleague Seán Kelly told TheJournal.ie that he has not spoken to Mitchell about his position following the vote and said that the Fine Gael members had not held a formal discussion before the vote.Kelly said that he personally decided to vote against the recommendation of his grouping and that this freedom is a regular occurrence.Mitchell, he argued, has consistently been an advocate for equality for LGBT people.Efforts made to speak directly with Mitchell about his abstention were unsuccessful.Read: “Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more” – EU votes to protect LGBTI rights >Read: David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments >center_img “He abstained on Amendment 2 because it proposed that the Commission should involve itself in matters which are for Member States to decide in relation to the family and recognition of decisions made in one Member State by all other Member States.”last_img read more

Women are being penalised for working since changes were brought in to

first_imgWomen are being ‘penalised for working’ since changes were brought in to the State Pension Age Action say that pensioners have lost out on as much as €1,500 a year since 2012. Short URL By Sean Murray 16,328 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share27 Tweet Email6 https://jrnl.ie/3228711 Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 6:05 AM Feb 9th 2017, 6:05 AM This gender breakdown shows that a high proportion of women do not get the full State Pension, while the majority of men do. Source: Age ActionThey point out that if a woman had started work early in life and then stopped working to raise a family before getting a job again in later life, their average contributions would go way down because the pension is measured from when you first started working.Moran adds: “This means that someone who worked for a few months in the sixties and then went back to work in 2000 gets a far smaller pension than someone of the same age who just started work in 2000.”It’s an incredibly unfair system. People are getting very small pensions because of a decision they made to go to work in the 60s and 70s. They’re being punished for working.Liz – not her real name – was affected by the band changes and is quoted in the Age Action report. She says: “I was so shocked, angry and annoyed when I first heard the amount I was to be awarded.It brought back the anger I felt in 1972 when I had to leave my job. I believe I am being penalised for caring for my children.They call on the Department of Social Protection to remove these changes and backdate payments to pensioners who’ve lost out since 2012.Moran told TheJournal.ie that recent changes made to the PRSI system by Minister Leo Varadkar are “positive” but that they wouldn’t address this specific issue as it is designed to help people who haven’t retired yet to meet their contribution requirements.Savings requiredIn response, the Department of Social Protection said that during the financial downturn, savings were required across Government departments.“Instead of reducing the core weekly rates of State pensions for all pensioners, which would have included those pensioners who were solely dependent on that income (about 50% of such pensioners), it was decided to adjust the rate-bands on which contributory pensions are based. This took effect for people who reached pension age from September 2012.”It said that the rate-bands are “still highly re-distributive, and someone with a 40% social insurance record will have an entitlement to 85% of the maximum rate”.In practice, where a person has an entitlement to such a contributory pension, they will generally qualify for a higher rate of payment under another scheme, unless they have significant personal means.The department said that it is estimated that reversing the rates of these bands to the same percentages as were in place prior to 2012 in the next Budget would carry a cost of at least €60 million in 2018, “and this annual cost would rise at a rate of €10 million per annum”.Rather than use those funds in this manner, which would only benefit pensioners with other means above the pension itself, and who contributed less into the Social Insurance Fund, the increases in pension rates in 2016 and 2017 have been increased across the board, pro-rata where relevant, to the benefit of every pensioner.The department said it is also expected that this will be the main focus of pension rate changes in Budget 2018.Read: It’s now easier to take a career break without losing your state pension entitlementsRead: Leo Varadkar is the first minister to say Trump shouldn’t be invited to Ireland> A NEW REPORT from Age Action has claimed that 35,000 people have had their pensions cut because of government changes to the State Pension introduced in 2012, with many losing more than €1,500 a year.The group says that the overwhelming majority of those affected were women, which they say “aggregated an already serious inequality between the retirement incomes of men and women”.The report says that the method used by the Department of Social Protection to calculate the number of PRSI contributions made by workers meant that pensioners were losing out.The State Pension is calculated by adding up the total number of PRSI contributions you make and then dividing it by the number of years between when you started work and when you are entitled to your pension.In Budget 2011, changes were made to the proportion of state pension you got based yearly averaged contributions you were made.For example, before 2012, if you had contributed to the system for 25 years, you would get 98% of the maximum State Pension payment. However, after this time, that same person would only receive 85% of that full amount. The bands pre-2012 Source: Age ActionIn effect, this would mean a loss of €30.10 per week.Justin Moran, head of advocacy at Age Action, said: “We need to put to bed the myth that the State Pension was protected by the last government. While those entitled to a full pension were unaffected, many of those who would have been in line for smaller pensions lost out.Age Action says that women would be disproportionately penalised by this. 14 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Rustle Image: Shutterstock/Rustlelast_img read more

Klopp wary of Roma threat

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned that AS Roma cannot be taken lightly after drawing the Italian side for the semi-finals of the Champions LeagueKlopp’s side will host Roma at Anfield for the first leg and will then travel to the Stadio Olimpico in May to determine a place in the final of the competition.After news of the draw had come to light, many supporters expressed relief that Liverpool had managed to avoid a tie against either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. But Klopp warned that it is a mistake to underestimate Roma, especially after their defeat of Barcelona in the previous knockout round.“Because I knew I’d have to say something after it, I tried to think about what I feel, but it was not that I thought ‘Thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma’ or the other way around,” Klopp told the club website.“It is just the draw and I know it is very exciting, but it is good because the most important news is we are still in the competition. Whichever opponent we would have got, I would have said there is a chance because it is football – so there is a chance against Roma.“But if anybody think this is the easiest draw then I cannot help this person; they obviously didn’t see both games against Barcelona. In the first result, the 4-1, it was not like the game was – it was Messi genius against a good side of Roma. The second leg was outstanding, it was outstanding what they did. They should have probably won four or five-nil – I was really impressed.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It is work and no problem with that and now we are looking forward of course to the first game.”The two-legged encounter will also see Mohamed Salah return to face his former club, but Klopp is confident that their star forward will handle it well.“For sure it will be interesting for Mo, but that shows all the quality of Roma,” said the German.“Everybody knows how big Mo’s impact on our season has been – and they’ve played a season without him. Where would they be if Mo was still there?“It makes it a really interesting thing and for him, it will be 100 per cent special. He is already of interest wherever we go, but it might go crazy when we go to Rome! He can deal with that, I am sure.”last_img read more

People on the Move 042910

first_imgFortune has announced a number of personnel changes: Minyanville deputy editor Megan Barnett was named deputy managing editor, Paul Smalera was appointed senior editor, 9to5Mac founder Seth Weintraub will lead the “Google 24/7” blog, Shelley DuBois was named writer-reporter, JP Mangalindan was appointed as a tech reporter, and Scott Olster was named associate editor at Fortune.com.Details announced a pair of promotions: market editor Eugene Tong was named senior style editor and Matthew Marden was elevated to market director from senior market editor. Meredith Corp. has promoted Maria Cristina Marrero to editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer. Marrero had served as executive editor since October 2008. Bonnier Corp. named Brian Israel executive travel director for Saveur. Israel most recently served as travel manager at Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit.The Hollywood Reporter named Lori Burgess as publisher. Most recently, Burgess served as publisher of OK!, a title she held since October 2008. Before that, she served as vice president and publishing director at Niche Media.Meanwhile, OK! says it has promoted Eastern advertising director Mary Beth Wright to associate publisher. Prior to joining OK!, Wright served as publisher at Disney’s FamilyFun. In addition, Natalie Mattera, previously New York account director, was promoted to advertising director.Playboy Enterprises appointed Christopher M. Pachler executive vice president and CFO. Pachler currently serves as senior vice president of strategy and operations at Sony Pictures. His appointment is effective May 24.Future US has announced a pair of personnel changes: George Jones was named editor-in-chief of Maximum PC Magazine and Jane Evans was appointed national sales director of technology media.Alex Weprin was named co-editor of mediabistro.com’s TVNewser and editor of WebNewser. Previously, Weprin served as a reporter and online editor at Broadcasting & Cable.BPA Worldwide named Stacy Whisel to its Interactive Advisory Board. Whisel serves as vice president of strategic media programs at b-to-b marketing agency Godfrey.last_img read more

Star Wars Resistance episode 18 The Descent washes out the truth

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Culture 5:26 Oddly, the show seems to have abandoned the First Order spy plot thread. It was the original reason for Kaz going to the Colossus, but it’s hardly developed at all since then and the list of possible suspects has dwindled. Perhaps the writers are playing the long game and we’re in for a major betrayal from a character we trust?At least it turns out Bucket survived his fall — the Chelidae maintenance workers apparently caught him in a fishing net, much to Jaeger’s delight. zro-ff-002494-1Agent Tierny tries to convince Tam that the First Order is a force for good. Lucasfilm Tam is being charmedFirst Order Security Bureau agent Tierny (Sumalee Montano) treats a captive Tam with respect and paints the Resistance as a terrorist group.”I’m not a monster, Tamara,” says Tierny (apparently referring to Tam’s full name, which we hadn’t heard in the show before). “Our goal is galactic peace through absolute order, nothing more.”Oh, is that all? It’s likely that the village Kylo Ren orders slaughtered and the people of Hosnian Prime, the planet wiped out by the First Order in The Force Awakens, would disagree with its methods. All the Star Wars movies, from the cheesy to great, ranked 23 Photos Star Wars land: What to expect in Galaxy’s Edge Share your voice Tierny further convinces Tam by revealing that Kaz is actually a member of one of Hosnian Prime’s richest families and a Resistance spy, leaving her feeling betrayed by her friends. Of course, the First Order is about to destroy Hosnian Prime. How will Tam react to this?Even though Tierny is working for the bad guys, she’s very slick and convincing. Her uniform is also really cool, but that’s to be expected — the villains in Star Wars are always the stylish ones.zro-ff-002522-1Things get very wet on the Colossus. Lucasfilm New hairdosTo reach the First Order communication jammer at the peak of the Colossus, Team Fireball must lower the whole platform into the ocean so Kaz and Yaeger can swim to the top and deactivate the jamming.CB-23 (who’s proving as capable as the departed BB-8) manages to get a message to Colossus boss Captain Doza (Jason Hightower) and his daughter Torra (Myrna Velasco) to seal the platform’s hatches so the residents won’t all drown.With the Colossus underwater, Kaz, Yaeger and CB take a dip and reach the jammer. The two humans end up with floppy wet hair — such aesthetic changes are rare in a CGI animated show, where producing new assets can be expensive.They send a message seeking backup from the Resistance, but Yaeger lets himself get captured so Kaz can escape.zro-ff-002550-1CB-23 projects a holographic Leia, recreating an iconic Star Wars image. Lucasfilm Unexpected help may be on the wayRemember the group of pirates the First Order betrayed? They’re still out there, and intercept Kaz’s message to the Resistance. We know Synara San (Nazneen Contractor) sympathizes with the people of the Colossus, so she’ll probably convince the pirates to take vengeance on the First Order (and help her friends in the process).CB-23 downloaded a reply from the Resistance and projects a holographic General Leia Organa (Carolyn Hennesy), who has bad news. The rebel group’s forces are too few to provide backup, but Leia sends Kaz the coordinates to its next base and suggests that he join them. 0 Post a comment This is pretty exciting, as Leia must be referring to the base the Resistance was heading to in The Last Jedi — it’s highly likely we’ll see it in season 2 and Episode IX. It’s also cool to see the classic New Hope image of Leia projected as hologram.Kaz declares that they’re the Resistance now, and vows to take back the Colossus. But two of their allies are First Order captives and Tam could very well join the bad guys, so things are pretty exciting as we face the first episode of the two-part season finale next week.Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. Disney Star Wars Some beautiful synchronized moves from the First Order. Lucasfilm Goodbye, status quo.The 18th episode of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance changes everything after last week’s cliffhanger ending saw the First Order arresting Team Fireball.Turns out the Fireball got spotted when Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono (aka Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) took a scouting trip into First Order space. The team manages to escape, but not unscathed. Eccentric astromech droid Bucket gets blasted by Commander Pyre (Liam McIntyre) and apparently falls into the ocean, while mechanic Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) is captured.This leaves Kaz, Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener) and Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence) with the task of rescuing their friends and taking down the First Order’s communication blackout so they can contact the Resistance for help.spoilers-starwarsEverybody knowsKaz has done a poor job of maintaining his cover as a mechanic while trying to root out a First Order spy on the Colossus refueling platform, but it’s been under wraps until now. He comes clean with Neeku, Kel (Anthony Del Rio) and Eila (Nikki SooHoo) overhear, and the First Order tells Tam.There’s no going back from this. The show’s comfortable established formula of Kaz sneaking off to investigate what the First Order is up to and then returning to his job has been washed away. It’s a refreshing change and leaves things up in the air for season 2.last_img read more

Scores of nurseries flourish in Anantapur

first_imgAnantapur: The eye feasting tall flower and fruit plants at the large nursery on the Bangalore road entices people who pass by, to green their front and backyards of their houses. Raghavenndra who manages the nursery is happy at people’s new found love for fruits and flowers bearing plants. A decade ago, this was unthinkable in the town. Income generation in every home has brought in new tastes and culture that is prevalent in coastal districts, at one time, he said. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us For Vijayalakshmi, a housewife in Sharadanagar Colony in the town, gardening was her first love. She says that she is able to see a marked change in the tastes of people of the district as everyone is attracted towards fruit trees and flower plantations. Tens of nurseries have sprung up in the town and women are making a beeline to these nurseries to buy plants. Two decades ago, one had to search for a shade giving tree in the town, says a retired government official Rama Rao. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us There are now 15 nurseries selling flower, ornamental and fruit-bearing plants to residents for planting them at their houses. Besides, the municipal corporation is also engaged in greening of main roads, road dividers and in the avenues. There are nurseries set up on the government hospital road, court road, Bangalore road and even railway station roads with scores of nurseries operated by people from Kadiyam in East Godavari district and Nellore district. Advertise With Us Veeranna and Obuleshu running nurseries on the Kalyandurgam road says that every week lorry loads of plants arrive from Kadiyam. The plants which are in demand include 10 feet long mango plants, Guava, Berry(neredu), Banana and Papaya plants which are ready for plantation. These plants reach fruit-bearing stage within six months to one year and therefore are in high demand. They revealed that for setting up a nursery, they invested Rs.4 lakhs for setting up pillars, trays, plastic sheets, bore-well and shade net etc. The horticulture and forest departments are also running its own nurseries for supply of plantation to farmers. The department has a berry nursery in Hindupur, Pomegranate in Kuderu, Mango plants in Anantapur and Papaya at Chigicherla. The department is also promoting low cost shade net nurseries by offering subsidies and incentives etc. Swetha, a house wife from Vidhyuthnagar in the city stated that she is very enthusiastic about her backyard flowers and fruits garden. Domestic gardens are creating a serene atmosphere and a cool climate during summer season. Besides they are adding color to life, adds Swetha while talking to ‘The Hans India’ at the local nursery.last_img read more

Was Undertaker about to leave WWE Lucrative contract details revealed

first_imgThere were rumours about Undertaker signing up with a different brand than WWEJP Yim/GettyThe iconic status of Undertaker is unparalleled in WWE, and in general, professional wrestling. What makes The Deadman even more valuable to Vince McMahon’s company is the fact that he has stayed loyal to the brand ever since he made his debut at Survivor Series 1990. This despite the fact that most of the 1990s saw WWE having a major rival in WCW that was constantly trying to poach its wrestlers.The loyalty of Undertaker endeared him to McMahon. As time went on, the value of Undertaker as a crowd favourite and a major attraction kept increasing. The biggest event in WWE world – Wrestlemania – became synonymous with The Phenom’s streak. It can be said without much exaggeration that WWE is hard to imagine in modern times without The Deadman.So, when news started circulating that Undertaker is in talks with other wrestling organisations and could move to a different brand, it left fans stunned. How can the most loyal WWE star leave the company, that too after a continuous run with it for nearly three decades?What actually happened?As it turned out, the legendary wrestler did sign a couple of deals to appear outside the WWE framework. His two appearances were going to be at Starrcast – a convention for fans of professional wrestling – and on Inside the Ropes – a British professional wrestling podcast. What made the WWE even more worried about Taker signing these deals was the fact that Starrcast was falling on the same weekend as Double or Nothing – the first event of the newly-launched promotion AEW – and taking place in the same city – Las Vegas. WWE has signed a lucrative deal with Undertaker to keep him exclusively with the companyEthan Miller/GettyThis prompted WWE to offer a new contract to Undertaker. According to the reports published by some wrestling media outlets, this is an extremely lucrative deal which prevents the legendary wrestling figure from appearing on any platform not associated with WWE.What’s in the deal?The exact figures from this deal are not known but it has come to light than when The Deadman decided to accept offers from outside WWE, he had set his rate at $25,000/hour. It was good enough for many to sign him up. So, we can reasonably imagine that WWE’s contract must have included a much higher price.It is unlikely that The Phenom will wrestle much more, if at all. He may make the same kind of occasional appearances as Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock make these days. Though, some reports indicate that there may be one more match for The Undertaker at an event in Saudi Arabia in June.last_img read more

Trump signs USTaiwan travel bill angering China

first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, on 13 October 2017. ReutersUS president Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views the self-ruled island as a wayward province.The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it, said the White House.The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to reduce its huge trade imbalance with the United States, even while Washington has leaned on Beijing to help resolve tensions with North Korea.Earlier on Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated that Beijing was opposed to the legislation and urged the United States to abide by the “one China” policy, that stipulates that Taiwan is part of China, and cease official exchanges with Taiwan.In a statement after Trump’s signing of the bill, the Chinese embassy said clauses of the legislation “severely violate the one-China principle, the political foundation of the China-US relationship”.“China is strongly dissatisfied with that and firmly opposes it,” the statement said, adding that the United States should “stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way.”Taiwan’s foreign ministry expressed its thanks for the “friendly move” by the Trump administration, saying the government would continue to deepen its cooperation and partnership with the United States at all levels.The United States does not have formal ties with Taiwan but is required by law to help it with self-defence and is the island’s primary source of weapons.Douglas Paal, who served as US representative to Taiwan from 2002 to 2006, said the legislation did not change anything real as it was non-binding. US administrations already had discretionary authority to permit visits by senior Taiwanese officials and visits by senior US officials and military officers to Taiwan, he said.“They don’t authorise these trips because the policy judgment is that the costs in relations with China would outweigh the benefits in relations with Taiwan,” Paal said.The bill, which was passed by Congress last month, says it should be US policy to allow visits at all levels. High-level Taiwan officials should be permitted to enter the United States “under respectful conditions” to meet US officials, while Taiwanese economic and cultural representatives should be encouraged to conduct business in the United States.China’s hostility towards Taiwan has risen since the election of president Tsai Ing-wen, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, in 2016.It suspects Tsai wants to push for formal independence, which would cross a red line for Communist Party leaders in Beijing, although Tsai has said she wants to maintain the status quo and is committed to ensuring peace.Defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the Chinese civil war to the Communists.last_img read more

Study shows wind erosion may have more impact on river canyons than

first_img To better understand the impact wind erosion may have on the shape of river canyons, the research trio studied satellite images of sections of Chile—one where there were a lot of river canyons. They looked at two groups of river canyons, one where the canyons were exposed to wind and its impact, and the other where canyons were protected from wind by nearby mountains. Examination of the images revealed stark differences—those canyons that had been exposed to wind were longer and smoother and had on average grown ten times faster than those canyons shielded by mountains over their millions of years of history. Those canyons exposed to the wind, the team noted, looked like large gouges in the surface of the Earth, whereas those that were protected were stubby and softer looking.The team is not suggesting, as Perron points out, that some similar canyons may have come to exist due solely to wind erosion, rather that it appears that both wind and water contribute significantly to the shape of river canyons.The researchers note their findings could have implications beyond river canyons here on Earth, pointing out that similar canyons exist in other places, such as on Mars. Space scientists, they note, use canyon geography to try to estimate how much water may have been present in a given area during a given time period, but little consideration has been given to how much impact wind on the Red Planet may have contributed to the way the canyons look today. They suggest that wind conditions on and around Martian canyons be taken into consideration before attempting to make water impact estimates. Star Trekish, rafting scientists make bold discovery on Fraser River This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Amplification of bedrock canyon incision by wind, Nature Geoscience (2015) DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2381AbstractBedrock canyons are ubiquitous on Earth and Mars, and river canyon morphology is commonly used to interpret the climatic and tectonic histories of landscapes. On both planets, however, many bedrock canyons exist in dry, wind-dominated environments. Although wind abrasion can significantly influence the evolution of arid landscapes, the role of wind in shaping arid bedrock canyon systems is poorly understood and thus typically neglected. Here we exploit a natural experiment on the western slope of the central Andes that allows direct comparison of wind-affected and wind-protected canyons. Through a combined analysis of the morphology of 36 canyons and topographic wind simulations, we show that wind abrasion can amplify bedrock canyon incision rates by an order of magnitude above fluvial rates. Our results imply that wind can extend bedrock canyons—landforms traditionally thought to evolve only from flowing water. Furthermore, our analyses reveal a direct relationship between aerodynamics and landscape evolution on varying scales. Topographic shielding of high winds by mountains modulates the pace of canyon retreat, while individual canyon profiles become aerodynamically streamlined. We conclude that wind abrasion can significantly modify the morphology of bedrock canyons and suggest that wind may have similarly reshaped fluvial landscapes on the martian surface. Satellite images showing evidence for wind abrasion along martian bedrock canyons. Credit: Images courtesy of: a,b, NASA/JPL/University of Arizona; c, ESA/DLR/FU Berlin. via Nature Geoscience (2015) doi:10.1038/ngeo2381center_img Journal information: Nature Geoscience (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers has found evidence that suggests wind erosion on river canyons may have more of an impact on the shape of such canyons than scientists have previously thought. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Jonathan Perkins and Noah Finnegan with the University of California, and Shanaka de Silva with Oregon State University describe their study which compared river canyons in South America, some of which were subjected to wind, and some of which were shielded by mountains. Taylor Perron with MIT offers a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. © 2015 Phys.org Citation: Study shows wind erosion may have more impact on river canyons than previously thought (2015, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-erosion-impact-river-canyons-previously.htmllast_img read more

End of the Dragon – The Final Days of Bruce Lee

first_imgOn July 20th, 1973, Bruce Lee, 32 years old, was one of the most revered martial arts practitioners in the world, an advanced student of philosophy, and a charismatic actor whose hotly anticipated film Enter the Dragon was a month away from release. This was also Bruce Lee’s last day alive. After an autopsy and investigation were complete, the cause given was acute cerebral edema. Nonetheless, his passing has proved to be an enduring mystery, with intense speculation about foul play. Lee Jun-Fan (Bruce Lee) was born in San Francisco while his parents, born and raised in Hong Kong, were touring the United States with a Cantonese opera. The family returned to Hong Kong, and Bruce Lee has said his first memories were of living under Japanese occupation. He began his training in martial arts as a teenager, and moved to the U.S. at 18. He studied philosophy in school while teaching martial arts and also pursuing an acting career.Bruce Lee in 1973Lee became famous for his private lessons in martial arts while he built his acting career. He taught Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Kareem Abdul Jabbar while also collaborating and acting with Chuck Norris. He was frustrated with barriers to being cast in Hollywood films while Caucasian actors were made up to appear Asian.  The films he made in Hong Kong were very successful, and America was finally taking notice.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsThe Hong Kong-Hollywood joint production of Enter the Dragon, co-starring John Saxon and Jim Kelly and with a score by Lalo Schifrin, was poised to be a huge hit, and Bruce Lee was determined to parlay it into an entertainment empire. But despite his training regimen and a careful diet based on vegetables and fish, Lee had health problems in 1973. On May 10th, he collapsed during a dialogue session for Enter the Dragon , suffering from severe headaches and seizures. He was diagnosed with cerebral edema, and was treated and recovered.Bruce Lee with son Brandon 1966On July 20th, Lee was planning to have dinner in Hong Kong with actor George Lazenby, a planned costar. First his friend, film producer Raymond Chow, came to the house Lee shared with his wife, Linda, to discuss Game of Death, a film that had begun before Enter the Dragon which was in the process of resuming. After working for a while,  during which Lee was reportedly very animated, Lee and Chow left to drive to the apartment of actress Betty Ting Pei, who was Lee’s mistress.Bruce Lee statue in Hong KongLee complained of a headache at Pei’s apartment, and she gave him a common pain prescription drug called Equagesic at about 7 p.m. He decided to rest in her bed in the other room. Chow went on ahead to the restaurant where they would dine with George Lazenby. Chow called Pei after a while and asked when Lee would join them, because it was getting quite late. But when she went into the bedroom, Pei could not revive Lee.Bruce Lee statue in Los AngelesAfter neither Chow nor a doctor Pei summoned could revive Lee, he was finally taken to the hospital, and there declared dead at around 11 pm. Chow had called Lee’s wife to come to the hospital.While the shock of Bruce Lee’s death rippled around the world, the autopsy Lee’s widow requested went forward. A repeat of a cerebral edema was given as the cause. Equasigic and marijuana were both found in his system, and there has been speculation that either may have played a part in his demise. Also it was a very hot day, and the possibility exists of heat stroke, which may have been worsened because Lee had his sweat glands in his armpits surgically removed. Another cause bandied about was the use of steroids.Other theories abound that Lee was taken out by organized crime, the Triad. There were rumors that Betty Pei later married a member of a Triad (her husband was actually a film producer whose family was involved with the Triad). The crime syndicate’s grudge against Lee has never been explained. Perhaps the wildest theory was that Japanese assassins got to Lee because he had not respected the Japanese form of martial arts.Related Article: Bruce Lee’s Unfinished Final Film: How Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Helped Create a LegendIn the end, the cerebral edema is seen as the most likely cause, but his fans had a terrible time accepting it because Lee was so young and seemingly fit. Darker forces had to have been at work. The untimely end of Lee’s son, Brandon, on a film set in a shooting accident in 1993 have strengthened talk of a “Lee Curse.”More than 45 years later, Bruce Lee is still a potent force in popular culture. As Matthew Polly wrote in his book Bruce Lee: A Life, his legacy was to “singlehandedly introduce more people to Asian culture than any other person in history.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th-century porcelain world. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more

Pennsylvania Catholic priest removed after lawsuit accuses him of sexually abusing teen

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… There are numerous stories like these | Photo: Unsplash/James Coleman Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pennsylvania-catholic-priest-removed-sexually-abusing-teen-boy/ Last year, the Vatican’s third-highest ranking Cardinal was charged with sexual assault.Prior to that, a priest was suspended after being accused of molesting a teen boy and another cardinal groped male priests.H/t: NBC PhiladelphiaMore from Gay Star NewsPope recognises LGBT for first time, but is it repentance? Pope rejects same-sex families and compares abortion to holocaust eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave was the pastor at the Sacred Heart parish in Bath, Pennsylvania prior to his removal.The lawsuit alleges Nave coerced the 16-year-old victims to commit sex acts during their video sessions.Nave reportedly first contacted the boy in 2012 through a gay social media site. At the time, the boy suffered depression and Nave offered his counsel. He began to mentor the teen, telling him he just wanted to help and be his friend.As the began to talk more, Nave convinced the teen to move their talks to Skype and Facetime, according to the lawsuit.During some of the encounters, Nave would undress and masturbate on camera. He convinced the teen to do the same.The teen allegedly took screenshots of some of these video sessions.Preventing further trauma‘This brave young man is coming forward to expose a sexual predator in a position of power at the Diocese of Allentown,’ said the teen’s lawyer, Jeff Herman.‘He hopes to prevent future victims. It is appalling that in 2018 there are still sexual predators in the Catholic Church disguising themselves as men of God.’The diocese contacted the police and removed Nave following the allegations. Police are investigating the case. They have not filed any charges yet. The Allentown Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania removed one of their priests after a lawsuit accused him of sexually abusing a teen boy via Skype and Facetime.last_img read more

Examining HUDs Fair Housing Act Charges Against Facebook

first_img The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is charging Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination.HUD claims Facebook enables advertisers to control which users receive housing-related ads based upon the recipient’s race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, and/or ZIP code. HUD alleges that Facebook then invites advertisers to express unlawful preferences by offering discriminatory options, allowing them to effectively limit housing options for these protected classes under the guise of “targeted advertising.”“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.”HUD originally leveled a complaint against Facebook back in August 2018, MReport reported, claiming that Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers to:display housing ads either only to men or women;not show ads to Facebook users interested in an “assistance dog,” “mobility scooter,” “accessibility,” or “deaf culture”not show ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in “child care” or “parenting,” or show ads only to users with children above a specified agedisplay/not display ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in a particular place of worship, religion, or tenet, such as the “Christian Church,” “Sikhism,” “Hinduism,” or the “Bible”not show ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in “Latin America,” “Canada,” “Southeast Asia,” “China,” “Honduras,” or “Somalia”draw a red line around ZIP codes and then not display ads to Facebook users who live in specific zip codesHUD’s charge against Facebook claims that Facebook allows advertisers to specifically exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act’s protected classes. Additionally, through its charge, HUD claims Facebook allowed advertisers to draw a red line around certain neighborhoods, excluding those neighborhoods from advertisements.In a release, HUD stated that through its charge, it “seeks to address unresolved fair housing issues regarding Facebook’s advertising practices and to obtain appropriate relief for the harm Facebook caused and continues to cause.”According to HUD, the agency’s charge will now be heard by a United States Administrative Law Judge “unless any party to the charge elects to have the case heard in federal district court. If an administrative law judge finds after a hearing that discrimination has occurred, he may award damages for harm caused by the discrimination. The judge may also order injunctive relief and other equitable relief, as well as payment of attorney fees. In addition, the judge may impose fines to vindicate the public interest. If the matter is decided in federal court, the judge may also award punitive damages.”Read HUD’s charge here. facebook Fair Housing Act HUD 2019-03-28 Seth Welborn Examining HUD’s Fair Housing Act Charges Against Facebook Sharecenter_img March 28, 2019 2,759 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Originationlast_img read more

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first_imgTwo award-winning Australian chefs from different kitchen paths have been invited to Macao to learn more about what is considered one of the world’s earliest forms of fusion cuisine.As part of the 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy celebrations, King Tong Lau, of House of Tong fame, and promising young chef Julian Cincotta, were invited by the Macao Government Tourism Office to take part in a series of cooking demonstrations.While visiting the Institute for Tourism Studies in Macao, the pair cooked up a storm, preparing two traditional Macanese dishes – Minchi (minced meat topped with fried egg) and popular dessert Serradura (sawdust pudding) – under the watchful eye of local chefs.The pair own Sydney restaurants of contrasting styles and menus, and were invited to find out more about Macao’s traditional fare after the Asian city was designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy.Macanese cuisine is Portuguese inspired but boasts spices and ingredients collected by the Portuguese seafarers on their voyages between Europe and Asia.Lau’s knowledge of Cantonese cuisine is unsurpassed, his work rewarded with The Sydney Morning Herald’s “Good Food Guide” Chef’s Hat Award 11 times.Julian Cincotta is well known in the Sydney restaurant scene having worked under chef Neil Perry at Rockpool. He was also responsible for the Macanese pop-up truck restaurant, Taste of Macao, in Sydney throughout April.In 2015 Julian won the prestigious Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year award in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015. Today, he is a co-owner of trendy Sydney restaurants, including The Thievery in Glebe and Butter in Surry Hills.PICTURED: Julian Cincotta (left) and King Tong Lau (right)last_img read more

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The President commended the FRSC’s deployment of international best practices and use of technology in its uniform licensing scheme, maybe four months. afterwards, Thanks to the online availability of so much data, Too often, we could leverage this money to build a partnership between developed and near-developed countries that will facilitate investments into education, and is currently 70% empty as a result of the state’s severe drought. Steve Granitz—WireImage/Getty Images Jason Reitman attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. Its the Motion Picture Academy thats gone indie, It’s another thing to fall in love with a person you believe is Katy Perry over the course of six years of incessant messaging and emailing… only for that person to very definitively not be one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

has vowed to prioritize the peace process and end the countrys long-festering civil wars. Serbia,000 refugees. We talked about life and how strongly we feel about this core principle. I mean, David GuttenfelderAP April 13, David GuttenfelderAP April 10, My friend Kashif, So we always have to balance liberty and security, does battle with the divisions that oversee HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

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She welcomed her first child, Catholics overwhelmingly have a favorable view of the Holy Father. When we came to Israel and started to build a state, and we see nothing coming in, livid over Comey’s more recent statements confirming the Russia investigation and knocking down the President’s tweeted claim that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower,S. To rescue a great country now adrift, Harold Hamm is believed to own more oil underground than any other American. Those promises hes making at his rallies? read more