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Maoists destroy under-construction community hall in Gaya

first_imgMaoists triggered a blast in an under-construction community hall at a village in Bihar’s Gaya district, destroying the structure.The Maoists stormed into Jangai village on Sunday night and detonated explosives in the under-construction building, damaging it totally. They left behind leaflets claiming responsibility for the incident, Barachatti police station in-charge Chetnanand Jha said.They targeted the structure as the community hall was being constructed to serve as a police picket in the Maoist-affected area, Mr. Jha said. A case has been registered in this connection and raids were being carried out to nab the Maoists, Mr. Jha said.last_img read more

ScienceShot: Charles Darwin Gets Busted

first_imgLONDON—The votes are in, and the top prize in a contest to redesign a bust of Charles Darwin goes to a floating crocheted head of the eminent naturalist created by Cristina Amati, a graduate student at University College London (UCL). The contest, whose winner was announced today to mark the 205th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, was set up by UCL to fill a void created by the relocation of the original bust of the naturalist. Along with the winner, the empty pedestal inspired six other zany sculptures depicting the famed naturalist, which include his face fashioned from the pages of his seminal book, The Origin of Species; a likeness molded from transparent nutrient-enriched gel through which ants will be enticed to tunnel; and an inch-tall bust containing a USB flash drive. The competition’s seven entries—on display in a 7-week-long exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology in London, starting on 12 February—are all based on 3D scans of the original plaster bust.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

That Virus Alert on Your Computer? Scammers in India May Be Behind It

first_imgYou know the messages. They pop up on your computer screen with ominous warnings like, “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Call our toll-free number immediately for help.”Often they look like alerts from Microsoft, Apple or Symantec. Sometimes the warning comes in a phone call.Most people ignore these entreaties, which are invariably scams. But 1 in 5 recipients actually talks to the fake tech-support centers, and 6 percent ultimately pay the operators to “fix” the nonexistent problem, according to recent consumer surveys by Microsoft.Law enforcement authorities, working with Microsoft, have now traced many of these boiler rooms to New Delhi, India’s capital and a hub of the global call-center industry. On Tuesday and Wednesday, police from two Delhi suburbs raided 16 fake tech-support centers and arrested about three dozen people. Last month, the Delhi authorities arrested 24 people in similar raids on 10 call centers.In Gautam Budh Nagar, one of the suburbs, 50 police officers swept into eight centers Tuesday night. Ajay Pal Sharma, the senior superintendent of police there, said the scammers had extracted money from thousands of victims, most of whom were American or Canadian.“The modus operandi was to send a pop-up on people’s systems using a fake Microsoft logo,” Sharma said. After the victims contacted the call center, the operator, pretending to be a Microsoft employee, would tell them that their system had been hacked or attacked by a virus. The victims would then be offered a package of services ranging from $99 to $1,000 to fix the problem, he said.Such scams are widespread, said Courtney Gregoire, an assistant general counsel in Microsoft’s digital crimes unit.Microsoft, whose Windows software runs most personal computers, gets 11,000 or so complaints about the scams every month, she said, and its internet monitors spot about 150,000 pop-up ads for the services every day. The company’s own tech-support forums, where people can publicly post items, also see a steady stream of posts offering fake tech-support services.Although U.S. authorities have busted such scams in places like Florida and Ohio, the backbone of the illicit industry is in India — in large part because of the country’s experience running so many of the world’s call centers. India’s outsourcing industry, which includes call centers, generates about $28 billion in annual revenue and employs about 1.2 million people.“The success of the legitimate industry has made it easier for the illegitimate industry there,” Gregoire said. As in any con, experience helps. “You have to convince them they have a problem,” she said. “You have to have the touch.”For tech companies, combating the impersonators is complicated by the fact that many legitimate tech-support operations, including some of Microsoft’s, operate from India.The scam is quite lucrative. Researchers at Stony Brook University, who published a detailed study of fake tech-support services last year, estimated that a single pop-up campaign spread over 142 web domains brought in nearly $10 million in just two months.Najmeh Miramirkhani, lead author of the research paper, said the network of entities involved in the scams was complex, with some making their own calls and others running the sites but outsourcing the calls to India. Many of the scammers also share data with one another.“This is an organized crime,” she said.Microsoft said it was working with other tech industry leaders such as Apple and Google, as well as law enforcement, to fight the scourge, which is migrating beyond the English-speaking world to target other users in their local languages. In the 16 countries surveyed by Microsoft, people in India and China were the most likely to pay the con artists.The problem extends beyond fake tech support, too. In July, the Justice Department said 24 people in eight states had been convicted for their roles in a scheme to use Indian call-center agents to impersonate tax collectors at the IRS. The thieves duped more than 15,000 people out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Thirty-two contractors in India were also indicted.Sharma said that in a similar con broken up by his department, call-center agents had impersonated Canadian tax authorities.Like the IRS, Microsoft and other legitimate technology companies do not call their users out of the blue. Nor do they send security alerts to the screen, telling customers to call them.Miramirkhani had some simple advice to avoid being conned: Don’t pick up the phone.c.2018 New York Times News Service Related Itemslast_img read more

Manchester City crush Watford 6-0 to win FA Cup and complete treble

first_imgMajestic Manchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups in the most emphatic way imaginable.The victory matched the competition’s record final win — set when Bury beat Derby County 116 years ago — and was the perfect end to an amazing season for unarguably one of the finest teams to grace the long history of the English game.Coming after they retained the Premier League title last week and won the League Cup in a penalty shootout over Chelsea, City’s sixth FA Cup triumph made them the eighth team to win the prized League and FA Cup double and first since Chelsea in 2010.Raheem Sterling was initially credited with a hat-trick, only for his first goal to later be awarded to Gabriel Jesus, who also got two as City ended their 61-game season with 169 goals, beating their own previous best of 156.”It was an incredible final for us and we have finished an incredible year,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “The players deserve all the recognition. To have gone 10 months in all competitions and be the first team to do that is incredible.”City, 2-0 up at halftime through David Silva and Jesus, effectively sealed the deal when Kevin de Bruyne came off the bench to smash in the third after 61 minutes.Jesus slotted the fourth before Sterling, who was brought up in the shadow of the stadium, took centre stage with two in the last 10 minutes.advertisement”I grew up here and saw this stadium get built. It’s a massive dream come true to win trophies here,” said the England winger.”It shows what the manager is building here. He said we needed to get the mentality right and we did that and did it exceptionally well.”Other than one early chance for Roberto Pereyra, Watford never looked remotely capable of ending their 30-year winless run against City in their second appearance in the final having lost to Everton in 1984.”We knew we had to play the perfect game and started well but they were better, congratulations to them,” said Watford coach Javi Gracia, whose team finished 11th in the league, 48 points behind the champions.LONG SHOTIt always looked a long shot for them to deliver a classic Cup upset. City had beaten Watford in the teams’ last 10 meetings, scoring 32 goals in the process, while Watford’s last win in the fixture came in 1989 in the old Second Division.The underdogs did have the first clear chance after 11 minutes when Pereyra shot from the edge of the box but Ederson flew off his line to save with his foot and that proved their high-water mark.There was an air of inevitability when City struck after 26 minutes as diminutive duo Silva and Sterling won headers against big Watford defenders, allowing Silva to seize on the loose ball and fire past Heurelho Gomes.They doubled the lead when Bernardo Silva supplied Jesus, starting ahead of the unused Sergio Aguero, to steer the ball goalwards.His hooked shot looked to have crossed the line, but Sterling lashed it into the net to make sure – initially being given the goal before the FA changed its mind an hour after the match.Following a brief attacking flurry at the start of the second half, Watford’s hope was extinguished when City broke at pace and De Bruyne drilled in the third five minutes after coming off on to the pitch.Watford, too late, threw men forward and were exposed when Jesus broke from his own half to tuck in the fourth. Bernardo Silva was the provider again as Sterling arrived at the back post to smash in the fifth and the local boy fittingly finished things off three minutes from time.After also winning the Premier League and League Cup last season, City have now lifted five of the past six available domestic trophies.The one blip is their failure to again make even the semi-finals of the Champions League – something that will nag at Guardiola throughout the summer but ensure he and his team come back full of vigour in August.”What a team this is,” said Bernardo Silva. “Now it is time to rest, to celebrate and next season we will try and win it all again.”Also celebrating on Saturday were Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will now qualify for the Europa League via their seventh-place finish in the Premier League.advertisementAlso Read | Robben, Ribery sign off on a high as Bayern Munich win BundesligaAlso See:last_img read more

Pirlo rules out Chelsea role

first_imgChelsea Pirlo rules out Chelsea role alongside Conte after hanging up his boots Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 18:47 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Andrea Pirlo Juventus Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte New York City MLS Premier League The legendary Italian midfielder is to retire once his New York City contract comes to an end, but he will not be taking on a coaching post in England Andrea Pirlo has moved to end speculation suggesting that he could take a coaching role alongside Antonio Conte at Chelsea.The World Cup winner has announced that he is to call time on his playing days at the end of his New York City contract.At 38 years of age, the iconic midfielder is ready to take his career in a different direction. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Pirlo has been heavily linked with a post at Stamford Bridge alongside his former Juventus boss Conte, but he insists that he intends to head back to Italy before planning his next move.Speaking at a Daily Mail event in New York, Pirlo said when asked if he would be joining the backroom team at Chelsea: “No I won’t. I need to rest. “I will go back to Italy, have a break and spend time with my family and friends. Take some time to think about what to do next.”HD Andrea Pirlo New York City FC MLSPirlo had previously hinted that he could be tempted to cut his coaching teeth in England.After confirming his retirement, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “An assistant to Conte? People are saying that. I have my ideas but I need time to decide.”While Pirlo has distanced himself from such a role, Conte has also sought to quash the rumours of an imminent arrival in west London.Quizzed on the subject again at his pre-match press conference on Friday, the Premier League title winner said: “I know that Andrea has decided to retire and finish his career. I can talk about him in the best way but at this moment he doesn’t know his future, or what he wants to do when he finishes.” It still remains to be seen what the future holds for Conte, with the 48-year-old having admitted that he intends to return to his homeland at some stage.He has, however, attempted to clarify those comments and ruled out a second stint in charge of the Italian national side.Conte said: “For two weeks I have been reading the wrong things. I did an interview two weeks ago and I am sure the translation was wrong because all I said was that one day in the future I’d like to go back to Italy.Chelsea -1 6/5 v Palace”I have two years left on my contract with Chelsea and I am happy to work for this club, with my players, I like to work with them.”last_img read more

A Top 2019 RB Recruit Announces His Decommitment

first_imgA general view of Missouri's football field.COLUMBIA, MO – OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)One of the top running back recruits in the 2019 class has announced his decommitment.Glover Cook, the No. 44 running back recruit in the country, announced on Twitter this morning that he had de-committed from Missouri.The running back had been committed to the Tigers since last July.“I’m Decommiting From The University Of Missouri and Opening Up My Recruitment,” he announced.I’m Decommiting From The University Of Missouri and Opening Up My Recruitment #TrustTheProcess— Glover Cook III ™ (@GloverCook3_) December 11, 2018Cook, a Florida native, is reportedly receiving interest from Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon and USC, among other programs.It’s unclear at this point where the 6-foot running back might land.last_img read more

2 suspended 3 sacked after video of cops beating woman goes viral

first_imgChandigarh: Two head constables of Haryana police were suspended and three Special Police Officers terminated from service after a video of a woman allegedly being beaten by members of Faridabad Police went viral on social media.An FIR, under various provisions of IPC pertaining to wrongful confinement, voluntarily causing hurt and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, has been lodged against the accused in Faridabad on Monday, a police spokesman said here. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarCommissioner of Police, Faridabad, Sanjay Kumar ordered suspension of Head Constables Baldev and Rohit and dismissal of three SPOs Krishan, Harpal and Dinesh, he added. A case was registered against them in Adarsh Nagar Police Station, Faridabad. The spokesman said the incident took place in October last year, but at the time it was not reported to the police by the victim. The video of the alleged incident went viral in the last couple of days after which police got details of the incident verified, he said. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe matter was also brought to the notice of Haryana police on Monday by the State Women Commission which took strong view of the incident. The spokesman police was making efforts to trace the victim. “After contact is established, her statement would be recorded for further investigation,” he said. He said Haryana Police is committed towards safety and security of women and would not hesitate to take the strictest possible action even against its own personnel in case they indulge in an unlawful act.last_img read more

Winnipeg Folk Festival stocking naloxone in case of opioid overdoses

first_imgWINNIPEG – For the first time, on-site first aid crews at the Winnipeg Folk Festival will be carrying naloxone kits to help them deal with opioid overdose.Paul Laporte, the festival’s protection and wellness coordinator, says every year they look at the trends that are happening.He says this year it’s been opioids that have been on the radar.A few years ago, the festival noticed there were a lot of people attending that were having mental health problems, so Laporte says brought in mental health professionals to deal with it.He says festival staff will carry both the nasal spray and injectable versions of the opioid overdose antidote.First aid crews on both the camping area and on the festival site have the kits.Laporte notes every person on site is subject to a bag and container search, and anything illegal that’s found is surrendered and taken away by RCMP.He compares the kits to having a fire extinguisher in your home.“Even if you never anticipate an issue you always make sure you have the equipment for it.”The 44th annual folk festival at Birds Hill Park started Thursday and runs for four days.About 60,000 people usually attend.(CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

Chaturvedi hits out at party as Cong reinstates errant leaders

first_imgNew Delhi: Perturbed over re-inducting some party leaders who had recently misbehaved with her, Congress national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi expressed her displeasure over the party’s move and spoke out against the grand old party.In a stinging tweet, Chaturvedi said, “Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in Congress over those who have given their sweat & blood.” Chaturvedi said this while re-tweeting a journalist who attached a photo of a Congress notice that talked about how Priyanka Chaturvedi had recently complained about a few party leaders misbehaving with her. The Congress letter said that the party leaders were suspended following Chaturvedi’s complaint. The letter added that the Uttar Pradesh Congress has decided to grant relief to the leaders and reinstate them following an intervention by Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh West. The development left Priyanka Chaturvedi extremely unhappy. “Having faced brickbats & abuse across the board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate,” Chaturvedi said in her second tweet on the issue. There isn’t much clarity on the actual incident in question. The Congress letter that talks about granting relief to the leaders named by Priyanka Chaturvedi stated that the incident is recent. According to the letter, the incident took place during a press conference that Priyanka Chaturvedi recently addressed in Mathura on the issue of the controversial Rafale deal.As per the letter, during the press conference, the Congress leaders “misbehaved” with Chaturvedi, prompting her to file a complaint with the party. The letter further added that the Congress had suspended the leaders following the complaint but has now decided to reinstate them.last_img read more

For the First Time Moroccan Waved in Polisarios Tindouf Camps

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco – Following the release of a series of videos filmed inside the camps of Tindouf, portraying the suffering of the Saharawis in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, the Sahrawi population started taking definitive actions to change their intolerable situation and break their silence after almost 40-years under Polisario rule.Saharawi demonstrators in the Polisario camps in Tindouf, Algeria waved the Moroccan flags Tuesday and distributed flyers supporting an autonomous Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty, according to the Maghreb Arab Press.“Khat Achahid,” or “Path of the Martyr”, an opposing party of the Polisario Front, said in a statement that, “for the first time in the history of the Polisario, Moroccan flags waved in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf, and fliers with expressions supporting autonomy were distributed to people,” according to the same source. “People in the camps woke up Tuesday morning to find Moroccan flags were waving in many places especially on the dunes of sand surrounding the camps,” the same source added.The statement added that “the disastrous situation in the camps, the atrocities of the Algerian military authorities, humiliations they impose on Sahrawis in the camps, confusion, the absence of vision and the economic situation led the Sahrawi youth to this situation.”“Khat Achahid” said that the Polisario armed militia led searches to take down the Moroccan flags and retrieve the leaflets that had been distributed to the Sahrawis in the camps.“The Polisario arrested a group of young people known for their opposition to the corruption of the Raboni leaders who serve only their own interests at the expense of the suffering of people in camps,” the statement added.The young Sahrawi activists of the movement “Youth for Change” called on Sahrawis to “break the gag of silence imposed on them by the Polisario leadership” and called on the international community to find an urgent solution to their unending suffering inside the camps.Edited by Liz Yasliklast_img read more

Nepal will require continued UN presence to advance peace – envoy

18 July 2008The main political actors in Nepal have agreed that a scaled-down United Nations presence is necessary for at least another six months to help advance peace and development in the country, the world body’s top official there said today. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ian Martin, told a meeting of the Security Council that the leaders of the three largest parties wanted the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) to continue past 23 July – when its current mandate expires.“Each of them confirmed that they wished UNMIN to continue as a special political mission, headed by a Special Representative of the Secretary-General, in order to assist in taking the peace process forward to its logical conclusion,” he stated.UNMIN was established in January 2007 to help the country, which emerged from a decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 13,000 lives until the Government and the Maoists signed a peace accord in 2006, conduct its Constituent Assembly elections.It is also responsible for monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) and the Nepal Army, and assist in monitoring ceasefire arrangements. Mr. Martin reported that, at its first meeting on 28 May, Nepal’s newly-elected Constituent Assembly voted in favour of a federal democratic republic, and the former king left the palace, within the allotted time and without incident, to remain peacefully in the country.The Assembly is scheduled to elect Nepal’s first President tomorrow, and to proceed to name a Prime Minister who will form a new government, he added.A broad-ranging agreement signed by the leaders of the Seven-Party Alliance on 25 June constitutes the basis for proceeding to the formation of a new government. That agreement requires that the integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants should be carried out within six months, and notes the need for UNMIN to continue monitoring the management of arms and armies during that period.“This in no way detracts from the fact that the process remains and will remain a fully Nepalese-owned process,” Mr. Martin noted.The Secretary-General’s recent report to the Council points out that UNMIN has drawn up a contingency plan for a “radically downsized mission,” which would result in a reduction of at least 70 per cent in the substantive staffing of the Mission.“Our plans envisage that if the Council extends UNMIN’s mandate, the Special Representative will continue to be supported by a Political Affairs Section, while the Arms Monitoring Office will continue at approximately half its previous establishment of 186 arms monitors,” said Mr. Martin.The Council is expected to take up the extension of UNMIN’s mandate next week.The Special Representative also expressed concern about how quickly the new government will be able to move forward in carrying out the 25 June agreement, which he said will depend greatly on the degree of multi-party cooperation which survives current disagreements over the sharing of posts.Among the other challenges facing Nepal, he also noted the lack of progress in delivering on compensation for victims of the conflict, investigation of disappearances, and return of property and of displaced persons to their homes. read more

General Assembly urges States to always seek peaceful means of conflict resolution

22 June 2011The General Assembly today exhorted Member States to strictly adhere to their obligations under the United Nations Charter to seek peaceful settlement of disputes to prevent outright conflict, stressing the role of mediation when disagreements arise. The General Assembly today exhorted Member States to strictly adhere to their obligations under the United Nations Charter to seek peaceful settlement of disputes to prevent outright conflict, stressing the role of mediation when disagreements arise.In a resolution on strengthening mediation as a tool for dispute and conflict settlement, the Assembly welcomed contributions of Member States to mediation efforts and encouraged them to develop national mediation capacities.It called upon them to promote equal, full and effective participation of women in all forums and at all levels of the peaceful settlement of disputes and conflict prevention and resolution, particularly at the decision-making level.All Member States should also consider providing timely and adequate resources for mediation, in to assure its success, as well as for mediation capacity-building activities of the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations to ensure sustainability and predictability of such efforts.The Assembly stressed the importance of well-trained, impartial, experienced and geographically diverse mediation processes, and encouraged the appointment of women as lead mediators in UN-sponsored peace processes, to ensure adequate gender expertise for all UN processes.The UN body also recommended that the Secretary-General, in accordance with mandates agreed on by Member States, continues to strengthen the mediation capacities of the UN, particularly the Mediation Support Unit of the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA).It requested that Secretary-General, in consultation with Member States and other relevant actors, to develop guidance for more effective mediation, taking into account lessons learned from past and ongoing mediation processes.In a separate resolution on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the General Assembly encouraged African countries to accelerate progress towards attaining food security.It welcomed the commitment made by African leaders to raise the share of agriculture and rural development in their budget expenditures, and reaffirmed its support for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.The Assembly also encouraged African countries to strengthen and expand local and transit infrastructure and to continue sharing best practices to strengthen regional integration. It noted with appreciation the work of the High-level Subcommittee of the African Union on the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative, which seeks to further strengthen the development of infrastructure on the continent in collaboration with development partners.UN Member States reiterated the need for all countries and relevant multilateral institutions to continue efforts to enhance coherence in their trade policies towards the continent, and acknowledged the importance of efforts to fully integrate African countries into the international trading system and to build their capacity to compete through such initiatives as aid for trade. read more

iPhone caractéristiques et images du nouveau smartphone dApple

first_imgiPhone : caractéristiques et images du nouveau smartphone d’AppleÉtats-Unis – Présenté officiellement par Steve Jobs hier, à l’occasion de l’Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), l’iPhone 4 est le sujet brûlant de ce mardi 8 juin 2010. Maxisciences vous invite à découvrir ses caractéristiques, en détails et en images. Pour faire simple, disons qu’Apple semble avoir pris en considération les remarques de ses nombreux fans, déçus de certaines lacunes “inexcusables” relevées sur les précédentes versions de l’iPhone.L’appareil photo pour commencer : avec une résolution de 5 mégapixels, un objectif en façade (permettant les communications visio) et un autre à l’arrière du téléphone, tous deux équipés de flashs LED, l’iPhone 4 présente enfin une qualité photographique cohérente avec son statut de smartphone haut de gamme. La vidéo HD est au rendez-vous,et iMovie fait son apparition sur cette nouvelle version.Le design de ce nouveau téléphone est encore une fois soigné : moins de courbes, une antenne intégrée dans le bandeau en aluminium cerclant la coque et surtout, une finesse record de 9.3 mm (-3 mm par rapport au 3GS).À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?L’iPhone 4 est plus rapide (66% en fréquence), avec un processeur cadencé à 1 Ghz, plus endurant avec une autonomie augmentée de 40% (passant de 5 à 7 heures en conversation) et plus riche de nombreuses applications. Et pour en mettre plein la vue, l’écran Retina offre une finesse et une qualité d’image inégalées, avec des pixels invisibles à l’œil nu.Pour découvrir l’iPhone 4 en images : 8 juin 2010 à 11:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 223 WWE RAW WWE wins the night

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Google+ Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articlescenter_img Facebook Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Velvet Sky Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Last night’s 2/23 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 4.12 million viewers on Monday night. All three hours stayed about 4 million viewers and saw a growth hour-to-hour. The first hour drew 4.082 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.109 million viewers and the third hour finished the night with 4.176 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew 4.00 million viewers. RAW was the number one rated cable original show on Monday night drawing a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problemslast_img read more

Man dies after being shot by Portland business owner

first_imgPORTLAND — Authorities say a 32-year-old man was fatally shot by a business owner in southeast Portland.Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau says the incident began Monday afternoon when the man entered an insurance agency and confronted the owner about some missing personal property.The man left, but later confronted the owner in the parking lot next to the business. That meeting led to the shooting. The victim died at a hospital several hours later.Simpson says the shooter is 47 years old and has cooperated with detectives. He has not been arrested.An autopsy will be done Tuesday and the case will be presented to a grand jury when the investigation is complete.last_img read more

Local law enforcement joins torch run to support Special Olympics

first_imgThe assistant chief of the Cowlitz Public Safety Department in Ridgefield said volunteering at a Special Olympics event when he was a teenager in Marysville changed his life, so taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday in Vancouver was not only honorable but necessary.Duane Garvais Lawrence, whose younger sister has a learning disability, was always getting into trouble as a high school student, he said. But after participating in the local games, his perspective changed; he found himself identifying with the principles of the Special Olympics, he said.“The other chiefs in (Clark County) invited us, but we would have been here either way,” he said. “The feeling is incredible. To echo a speaker, if we try and exemplify the (Special Olympics) athletes, who are happy and enthusiastic to be a part of something, we can be better ourselves.”The tribal police department joined other Clark County law enforcement officers from the Vancouver and Battle Ground police departments on a run from Old Apple Tree Park to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site gazebo for the torch run. Officers guided the Flame of Hope torch to the gazebo, which will now make its way north to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.Officers from 47 states ran along a bike path chanting, “we are the torch bearers,” clapping before gathering by the gazebo and being welcomed by local officials. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fundraiser for the games, and has raised more than $500 million since beginning in 1981.last_img read more

Azam has to apologise Pralhad Joshi

first_imgNew Delhi : Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will ask SP MP Azam Khan to apologise on the floor of the House for his sexist remarks against BJP member Rama Devi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi saidon Friday. In a meeting of floor leaders of all parties chaired by the Lok Sabha Speaker, it was decided that Khan should apologise or face action. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor accepts Modi’s language challenge Advertise With Us “The Speaker will ask Azam Khan to apologise over his comments made against Rama Devi without any condition in the House. If he does not do so, the Speaker has been authorised to take action against him,” Joshi said. Several women MPs cutting across party lines have also written to the Speaker demanding stringent action against Khan. Rama Devi said he should be suspended for entire five years from Lok Sabha. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us Earlier, women members in Lok Sabha on Friday spoke in one voice condemning Khan for his sexist remarks and demanded that he apologise or else he should be suspended from the House. During Zero Hour, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said Khan’s remarks in Lok Sabha on Thursday during the debate on triple talaq bill were a “blot” on all legislators, including men.last_img read more

Govt keeps militancy under control Quader

first_imgObaidul QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party general secretary Obaidul Quader Saturday said the government is able to keep militancy and terrorism under control.”We could not root out militancy and terrorism from the country but it is under control with the help of common people,” he told newsmen, at Holey Artisan cafe in Gulshan.Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader accompanied by AL joint general secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak had been there to pay tributes to the victims of last year’s Holey Artisan cafe attack. They placed floral wreaths.The minister said, “If the government gets cooperation from all, it would be able to root out militancy and terrorism.”As many as 30 people — including 22 foreigners, two police officers, five attackers and one bakery staff member– were killed in the attack on 1 July 2016.The hostage crisis that followed ended early next morning after the operation ‘Thunderbolt’ conducted by a team of the 1st Para-commando Battalion of the Bangladesh Army with the help of members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).last_img read more

US expanding groups of immigrants to be deported

first_imgThe Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to drafts of two memos seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization on Saturday.Two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters the documents have been approved by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, but are under final review by the White House. They are expected to be released to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) early next week.Under the orders, hundreds of thousands of people would face expedited removal proceedings, including those that had not been prioritized for deportation under former President Barack Obama.The memos are guidance to instruct agents in the field to implement two executive orders signed by Trump on Jan. 25 intended to deter future migration and drive out more illegal migrants from the United States.One memo instructs ICE agents to ignore Obama’s memos on immigration priorities that targeted only recent arrivals and convicted criminal migrants for deportation. Instead, migrants who have been charged with crimes but not convicted would be prioritized for deportation. The guidance also allows ICE agents wide discretion in deciding who to deport and considers anyone in the United States illegally to be subject to deportation.The guidance does leave in place Obama’s 2012 executive action that protected 750,000 people brought to the United States illegally by their parents. The fate of the policy, known as DACA, has been hotly debated within the White House, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Trump said in a news conference Friday that DACA was a “very difficult subject” for him.The ICE memo also states that immigrants will not be afforded rights under US privacy laws.The second memo instructs CBP officers to crack down on illegal migration at the border by holding migrants in detention until a determination in their case is made.The Department of Homeland Security did not deny any information contained in the draft memos but did not provide further detail.A source familiar with the guidance said the memos were scheduled to be distributed on Friday but the White House made a last-minute request to review them. It is not known whether the White House may alter the guidance.Kelly said in one of the memos that illegal immigration across the US border with Mexico had “created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States.”last_img read more

Indias Shashi Tharoor charged for instigating wifes suicide

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 12 March 2012, ex-junior minister for external affairs and Congress Party`s Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor (R) with his wife Sunanda Pushkar arrive at parliament for the opening of the budget session in New Delhi. Delhi police on 14 May charged a former high-flying UN diplomat and a popular opposition figure with abetting his wife`s suicide four years ago in a case that riveted the country. AFPIn a blow to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Delhi police on Monday charged the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member with abetting his wife Sunanda Pushkars suicide in 2014.The chargesheet that Tharoor called “preposterous” was filed in the court of metropolitan magistrate Dharmender Singh in New Delhi.It mentions that the body of Pushkar bore “scuffle marks” when it was found in a luxury hotel room in New Delhi on 17 January 2014.“These (the marks) seem to have been caused due to scuffle between Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and her husband Shashi Tharoor as per the statement of their personal attendant Narain Singh. However, this fact is being examined further.”The chargesheet also says that the brothers and the son of Pushkar have made “no allegations against anyone”.Pushkar, 51, was found dead in her suite at Leela Hotel in south Delhi, days after she alleged that her husband was having an affair with a Pakistani journalist.The police have said there was no evidence of murder in Pushkar’s death but she may have been driven to suicide as she had not been eating or even leaving her room days before her death, according to the chargesheet.The 62-year-old Congress leader took to Twitter in his defence, saying he had “taken note of the filing of this preposterous chargesheet”.He said he intended “to contest it vigorously”.“No one, who knew Sunanda, believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on my part.”He said if that was the “conclusion arrived at after four plus years of investigation” then it “does not speak well of the methods or motivations of Delhi police”.“In October 2017, Tharoor said, the law officer made a statement in the Delhi High Court that they have not found anything against anyone and now in six months they say that I have abetted a suicide. Unbelievable!”Tharoor, according to sources, has been charged under section 306 and 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – pertaining to abetment to suicide and cruelty to wife which entails a jail term that may extend to 10 years.last_img