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first_imgCasablanca – The Court of Appeals of Casablanca has recently sentenced to death a murderer known as Mediouna’s serial killer. Some of his victims were his relatives, who he killed in order to acquire their possessions.The Court of Appeals of Casablanca sentenced serial killer, Abdelaziz Tijari, to death on Wednesday, according to Assabah and Al Ahdath  Al MaghribiyaAl Ahdath Al Maghribiya recalled how Tijari’s murders were discovered by chance, after he had been apprehended for a fraud case. Police interrogations subsequently revealed that Tijari was behind the murder of his cousin and neighbor. Their bodies were found in June 2009, at the bottom of a pit located in a café owned by the suspect. Tijari would also be behind the disappearance of three others including his uncle, who died in 1989, according to the same source.Yet, the crimes Tijari committed against his relatives were only the visible part of the iceberg, according to Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya. The suspect’s list of victims goes well beyond that.Assabah, on the other hand, explains that Tijari murdered his cousin after he threatened to divulge the truth about Tijari’s crimes. Tijari subsequently stitched a devilish plan to get his hands on his cousin’s house.The killer sent a letter to his cousin’s wife, in which he informed her, using the name of his victim, that he had left the country and that she needed to complete a transaction on his behalf about the house he obtained. To his dismay, Tijari made a spelling mistake when writing the name of the victim’s wife.This spelling mistake, along with the abrupt disappearance of the victim, stirred his wife’s suspicion about Tijari. She then informed the police of her suspicions, who subsequently apprehended the suspect. According to the same source, it took some time before Tijari admitted to his heinous crimes.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Jayakody said the 100 Chinese nationals were arrested for crimes committed in China and not in Sri Lanka. In May over 400 Chinese were arrested from several countries over a transnational telephone fraud which included 17 arrests in Sri Lanka.Chinese mainland police, assisted by Taiwan police, worked with their counterparts in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Fiji to bust the large cross-border telephone scam gang. By Easwaran Rutnam “The Chinese police sought our help to arrest these people. We got a court order yesterday and arrested them after we identified where they were staying,” the police spokesman said. The CID in Colombo arrested 17 Chinese in Rajagiriya over the scam.Telephone fraud has become a major social security problem on the Chinese mainland, but suspects often use overseas servers and make phone calls from overseas, making it more difficult for mainland police to trace them.Chinese police had said that the swindlers frequently change their crime methods and shift their fraud dens to avoid the police, and the fraud shelters have been spreading to countries in South Asia and Oceania rather than traditional destinations such as Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. The police, in a coordinated effort with the Chinese police, arrested 100 Chinese nationals in Colombo and the suburbs yesterday over telephone fraud.Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody told the Colombo Gazette the arrests were made based on information provided by the Chinese police. read more

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Since Maithirpala Sirisena became President in January last year, 2,175.5 acres in the North and 1,055 acres in the East have been returned to owners or made available for resettlement. Giving an account of the government’s plan on resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs), the official said that 65 hectares have been identified in Kankesanthurai to resettle landless people. The President has been “closely monitoring” the situation and “accelerating” the process of return, he added. Chairing a meeting with senior officials of the Ministries of Defence and Lands on Sunday, Mr. Sirisena asked them to complete, by Friday (June 3), the identification of land for resettlement of the IDPs in the North. Recently, the Resettlement Ministry made public the final draft of national policy on durable solutions for conflict-affected displacement, which has emphasised the release and return of land occupied by the security forces and the police to original owners or former occupants. It underscored the need for the release and return of all land, particularly private, “urgently unless the State determines that it is required for public purpose”. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lankan Army is planning to return shortly 400 acres of land in the Northern Province to its owners, according to a senior government official, The Hindu newspaper reported.This includes 200 acres in Tellipalai, Jaffna. Asked how soon the release of lands will take place, the official at the Resettlement Ministry said:“It may be in a few weeks.” read more

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Over the last week, $158 million of Iraqi oil was sold under the oil-for-food programme, which allows Baghdad to use a portion of its petroleum revenue to purchase humanitarian relief, according to the United Nations office running the effort.The Office of the Iraq Programme reported today that over the past week, Iraqi crude was sold at market prices of $16.3 per barrel. Since the current phase of the programme began earlier this month, Baghdad’s total revenue has reached approximately $324 million.Currently, 72 per cent of Iraq’s oil proceeds fund the humanitarian programme in the country, with 59 per cent going to the 15 central and southern governorates – where the Government is responsible for the purchase and distribution of supplies – and 13 per cent for the three northern governorates of Dahuk, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, where the UN implements the programme on Baghdad’s behalf.The remainder is used to fund other activities related to the ceasefire resolution which ended the Persian Gulf war. Twenty-five per cent goes to the Compensation Commission in Geneva which pays out damages arising from Iraq’s invasion and subsequent occupation of Kuwait, while 2.2 per cent covers UN costs for administering the programme and 0.8 per cent for the administration of the UN Monitoring and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she’s looking for some action from Premier Kathleen Wynne to make Ontario’s minority parliament work.Horwath, who met with Wynne today, says she laid out her “expectations” about the upcoming budget.The list of demands include a 15 per cent cut in auto insurance premiums and $30 million in funding for home care.Wynne has said she’s willing to listen to the NDP on auto insurance, but she’s more interested in tackling fraud in the system.The governing Liberals need the support of at least one of the opposition parties to pass the budget and avoid an election.Horwath wouldn’t say whether the NDP would vote against the budget if it doesn’t meet all of their demands. NDP looking for ‘action’ from Wynne ahead of spring budget by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2013 3:39 pm MDT read more

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Facebook: Fair Trade Calgary Fair Trade Calgary looking for logo by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jan 17, 2016 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email An organization that wants to make Calgary the country’s 22nd “Fair Trade Town” is turning to local artists and designers in the city for help. Erin Bird, a spokesperson with Fair Trade Calgary, which will be launching a campaign to bring more fair trade products to local stores by the end of this year, told 660 NEWS, the organization needs a logo before it can start. “We’re calling upon any students, individuals, professional graphic artists, basically anyone who’s interested who would want to make a submission to help create a logo for Fair Trade Calgary,” Bird said.All submissions will be judged by a panel, and a shortlist will be posted on the organization’s website. From there, it will be up to the public to vote on the best logo, which will be used by the group. The winner will receive $250 in cash, and the runner-up will get a $100 prize. The contest closes on January 31st at 4 p.m.For more information on submitting a logo, or to find out more about the organization, visit the Fair Trade Calgary website. read more

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Members of the Ohio State football team participate in the pregame “quick cals” drill before OSU’s 28-3 win in Champaign, Illinois on Nov. 14.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe schedule for No. 3 Ohio State has not been among the nation’s most grueling so far. The 45-56 combined record of its 10 opponents makes its strength of schedule rank just middle-of-the-pack nationally.That is set to change in a big way for the Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0) over the remainder of the season, beginning on Saturday with a meeting at home with No. 9 Michigan State (9-1, 5-1).“I think the elite level of competition and the hype leading up to the game, it just brings the best out of the players,” said OSU sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan. “You either crumble under pressure or you thrive.”OSU’s matchup with Michigan State stands to have major ramifications on the Big Ten East Division, as will the Buckeyes’ regular season finale at Michigan a week later.If Michigan State wins at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, it will control its own destiny for a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game due to having wins in hand against OSU and Michigan. The same goes for the Buckeyes.However, even with the spot in the Big Ten Championship Game and, quite likely, the College Football Playoff on the line, junior defensive end Joey Bosa said the culture at OSU makes it easy to stay focused heading into the matchup.“I think the great part about being at Ohio State is that everybody’s watching you every week,” Bosa said. “It doesn’t matter how big of a game it is, but of course you come to Ohio State to play in the big games.”The game could feature a pair of large numbers on the scoreboard, as neither team has been held under 20 points in a game this season.The Spartans are anchored by redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook, a third-year starter for coach Mark Dantonio. Though he left in the second half of Michigan State’s 24-7 win against Maryland last week, OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said he fully expects to see the Ohioan out there.“He’s going to be there, we know that,” Ash said. “That’s not really a concern of ours. If he’s not, we’ll move on and we’ll have a plan for whoever is in there.”Ash had nothing but praise for Cook on Monday, calling him the complete package as a quarterback.“He’s got a very strong arm, he can make all the throws, he’s athletic enough to avoid pressure, also. He understands their system, understands defenses, reads coverages well,” Ash said. “You name it, what you want in your quarterback, you see it in him.”OSU coach Urban Meyer echoed his coordinator’s words, referring to Cook as “one of the best quarterbacks in Big Ten history.”Recognizing the magnitude of the game, OSU altered its schedule slightly to prepare for Cook and the Spartans. McMillan said the defense cut the Sunday film session from its 28-3 win at Illinois short in order to start watching tape of Michigan State a day early.“This is probably the most balanced football offense that we’re going to see,” Ash said. “They’ve got a quarterback, they can run the ball with a good offensive line, they’ve got good receivers.”The matchup between OSU and Michigan State is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the ‘Shoe.Senior dayGiven that Saturday’s game is the final home game of the season, it is also the final time 18 OSU seniors will get a chance to play in Columbus.Five starters on offense — left tackle Taylor Decker, center Jacoby Boren, right tackle Chase Farris, tight end Nick Vannett and H-back Braxton Miller — will be honored on the field before the game.Additionally, three defensive starters — defensive tackles Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington and linebacker Joshua Perry — will be recognized with the senior class.“It’s going to be a tough day,” Meyer said. “Senior day is always a tough day, especially for the guys that are really invested.”One of the 18 seniors, redshirt senior receiver Corey Smith, was lost for the season with a broken leg in OSU’s Week 5 game at Indiana. Meyer said at the time that he could apply for a medical redshirt and return for a sixth year of eligibility, but no announcement on that has been made.Nonseniors who seem likely to leave for the NFL draft after the season, such as Bosa and junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, will not be honored on the field, but Bosa said the situation will still provide extra motivation in what will likely be his final game at the ‘Shoe.“It’s definitely going to be an emotional day for me,” Bosa said.A season agoThe 2014 OSU vs. Michigan State game in East Lansing, Michigan, turned out to be a turning point of the season for the Buckeyes.Slowly climbing in the rankings after a bad Week 2 home loss to Virginia Tech, then-No. 14 OSU took on then-No. 8 Michigan State and walked out of Spartan Stadium with a 49-37 victory.Then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was 16-of-26 for 300 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard connection with redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas late in the first half.Cook dueled with Barrett throughout, hitting on 25 of 45 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns, but a three-touchdown second quarter for the Buckeyes was enough to lift the Scarlet and Gray to No. 8 in the country.“That was our best game offensively, by far,” Meyer said. “We threw for over 300 (yards). We ran against not a good defense, a great defense.”Up nextAfter the matchup with the Spartans, OSU is set to conclude its regular season in another key matchup with a rival from the state of Michigan. The Buckeyes’ meeting with the Michigan Wolverines is set for a noon kickoff at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. read more

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first_imgTODAY IS COOKING legend Jamie Oliver’s birthday.We’ve all tried to master some of his supposedly simple, quick dishes.But seriously – 30 minute meals? More like 60 minute nightmares.Well all love food, don’t we?Image: via HiloopThen how come we don’t all love cooking?1. Complete and utter lack of fancy ingredientsThe first major hurdle is the lack of ingredients.Image: via XaxorThe problem might be that our cupboards only contain an old packet of rice and a sticky bottle of Tabasco. But equally, who has star anise lying around?And what the hell kind of recipe calls for lavender salt?…What is lavender salt?2. Missing all that fancy equipmentJamie and his chef cohorts have access to those big fancy rounded knives and incredibly swish whizzing-up machines.Image: via XaxorWe have access to some blunt utensils and a faded tea towel.3. Almost dangerous inability to chopOne of the most impressive cooking skills is the ability to chop – to chop quickly, accurately and with finesse.Image: via RedditOur garlic has flown across the kitchen during misadventures in chopping.And let’s all take a moment to ensure we have some Elastoplast in the house.4. Time constraintsSet the scene: it’s after work on a Tuesday. You’ve just got in after a long and pretty gross commute, you’ve got the washing to stick on, telly to watch, and of course you are dog-tired.Image: via Food LegendWho has the time? And we all know 30 minute meals never take 30 minutes.You fooled us, Jamie. You left out the time for preparation. AND it takes us about ten times longer to chop things than you. Please.5. Things just don’t WORKThe recipe book says “simply blend the butter and the sugar”.Hang on, “simply”? Isn’t that a little passive-aggressive, recipe book?Image: via OwnedBack off.6. Bizarre techniquesWell, to be fair, creaming together butter and sugar is just about within our grasp.It’s when the recipe books start to get a little over-ambitious with us that things go wrong.Image: via RedditWhen a recipe casually calls for you to knock together a “simple roux” you know things aren’t going to go smoothly. Any time you have to consult a dictionary after reading a recipe is gonna be a bad time.7. Never going to look like the pictureAnd let’s face it, even if we follow all the instructions and dedicatedly buy all the special ingredients – it’s still never going to look like the picture in the book.Image: via XaxorSee? Even oven pizzas are beyond some more culinary-challenged people’s capabilities. Thanks for nothing, Jamie.Read: 11 toasters that will help soothe your hangover>Read: 15 coffees that are just too pretty to drink>last_img read more

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first_imgRapidly rising rents, insufficient residential construction activity and a lack of affordable and social housing have driven up homelessness, especially in Dublin. The report was critical of the large number of social homes which are under-occupied, particularly in the Dublin area. It noted that this is, in part, due to current succession practices, which further aggravate the situation. House pricesThe recent sharp pickup in construction has appeared to helped in easing pressure on house prices, notably in Dublin, the report noted. “However, despite the expansion in housing supply, a gap between demand and supply persists and continues to be the main driver of house price increases,” it said.The report also noted that the Irish government has implemented a broad range of measures to tackle the under-supply of housing, but that the results will “take time”. It said that while housing supply is “rapidly recovering” from very low levels, it is still falling short of demand. “As a result, house price inflation remains high, even if it has recently moderated,” the report said. The report comes as latest homeless figures for January, released yesterday, show that there are now a combined total of 9,987 people homeless and living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, a significant rise of 234 people from December.Commenting on the figures, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said in a statement that the rise was “very disappointing”. Feb 28th 2019, 8:57 AM Short URL Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie 22,843 Views RAPIDLY RISING RENTS, insufficient construction activity and a lack of affordable and social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, a new European Commission report has said. In its latest assessment of Member States’ progress on economic and social priorities, the report is highly critical of Ireland’s housing policies. The shortage of housing has led to a 23.4% rent increase since 2015, the highest in the EU, according to the report. It noted that demand for social housing stands at around 72,000 homes but just 10,000 are planned for delivery in 2019.While a further 17,000 people are to be assisted through the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) or the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS), this risks exacerbating rent increases in the already supply-constrained private rental market, the report warned. It said:  https://jrnl.ie/4516958 57 Comments center_img Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy. Share2036 Tweet Email4 By Hayley Halpin Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 8:57 AMlast_img read more

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first_imgL’iPad : premiers tests enthousiasmants pour la presse USÉtats-Unis – Alors que sa sortie outre-Atlantique approche à grands pas, l’iPad semble avoir déjà séduit nos quelques confrères américains privilégiés qui ont eu la chance de le tester. Walt Mossberg, journaliste high-tech du Wall Street Journal, ne tarit pas d’éloge sur le dernier né de la marque à la pomme : “Je pense qu’Apple a, l’un dans l’autre, réalisé un superbe travail […]. Comment se comporte la tablette en tant que e-book ? Je pense qu’elle le fait très bien : j’ai apprécié d’y lire des livres, plus que sur un Kindle, grâce à la taille de l’écran, sa luminosité, et aux illustrations en couleurs”.À lire aussiCette innovante colle chirurgicale pourrait permettre de dire adieu aux suturesDu côté du New York Times, c’est David Pogue qui livre ses impressions, en se glissant dans la peau de monsieur tout-le-monde et d’un féru de nouvelles technologies. Du point de vue de ce dernier, les conclusions sont en demi-teintes : “l’iPad n’est pas un ordinateur portable. Ça n’est pas l’idéal pour créer des choses”. Elles le sont davantage pour les non passionnés, moins exigeants, pour qui “la manipulation de contenus numériques en les touchant est une expérience totalement nouvelle – et particulièrement satisfaisante”. Le magazine spécialisé PC Mag et le journal USA Today confirment cet enthousiasme. Reste à savoir s’il sera partagé par les futurs utilisateurs qui pourront “toucher de l’iPad” dès samedi outre-Atlantique.  Le 1 avril 2010 à 11:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgHauppauge StreamEez : pour transmettre en direct sur InternetHauppauge a annoncé la sortie prochaine d’un nouveau produit : le StreamEez, un périphérique permettant de faire l’encodage des flux vidéo en direct pour une diffusion sur Internet plus rapide.La société Hauppauge, bien connu pour ses périphériques vidéo et ses tuners TV pour ordinateurs, a mis au point un nouveau dispositif, sous forme de box, et permettant de faire l’intermédiaire entre une caméra vidéo HD et un ordinateur. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le signal va de la caméra au StreamEez grâce à un câble HDMI. Ensuite, la connexion avec l’ordinateur s’effectue grâce à une liaison USB. Le format vidéo de diffusion est le H.264, compatible avec Ustream ou encore et Justin.tv. Le tarif de base de cette box, livrée avec Windows est de 299 $. Cette solution de diffusion instantanée a recours aux mêmes encodeurs que les autres produits de la marque Hauppauge, à savoir les enregistreurs vidéo HD Colossus et HD PVR. StreamEez nécessite toutefois un ordinateur portable pour fonctionner et celui-ci jouera le même rôle que n’importe quel serveur.Le 23 avril 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target Recently I got to live through a nightmare that surely plagues every tech journalist/generally Extremely Online person in 2018. I broke my phone. Specifically, I dropped my phone in the toilet and could barely extract all of its key data before the water damage made my touch screen act like it was possessed by a ghost.Actually solving this issue only took a few days thankfully enough. All of my important information (music mostly) was backed up elsewhere, and I just put my SIM card in a cheap burner Android phone for emergency calls/texts while waiting on repairs. But even just those few hours of having to figure out how to go about my normal life (including going on a trip back home) with a phone-shaped hole in the middle of it was the most Black Mirror thing of “Wow I guess I am way too dependent on technology.”When it came time to get my new phone, the very helpful folks at Best Buy Geek Squad gave me a choice. Keep my iPhone SE or upgrade to a newer iPhone. For me the choice was obvious: the iPhone SE is still the last good iPhone. Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls center_img Granted, some of my reasoning was economic. Buying a replacement iPhone SE is like a third of the price of the $1,000 iPhone X, a phone that’s about to be left behind anyway once Apple announces a successor this week to be cool again. But the A9-powered 2016 iPhone SE to me really is still the most technically capable iPhone that doesn’t have the later compromises I simply don’t think are worth it.The iPhone 5 body, while tragically not water-resistant, is still durable and elegant, sleek and flat. It feels of a piece with the iPhone 4, still the most iconic iPhone design. But most importantly, at four inches it isn’t the stupid bloated monstrosity all smartphones insist on being now. I can enjoy the convenience of the latest iOS with one hand and not even think about it.Actually, the most important feature of the iPhone SE is that it’s the last iPhone still offering consumers the basic courtesy of a headphone jack, a headphone jack I may have filled with rice trying to dry the phone out. The lack of a headphone jack, that common and expected functionality, is the main reason why I didn’t try to hold out for the rumored, ruined iPhone SE 2, which may also see an arbitrary size increase along with other stuff no one needs like face-stealing animoji.The iPhone SE definitely isn’t the newest or shiniest iPhone. For that, just look out for our coverage of Apple’s event later this week. But when it comes to features, feel, and financial investment, I still think the iPhone SE is far and away the best iPhone. So free yourself from the current hype cycle and make it your next iPhone pick. For more on iPhone read these rumors about iPhone 9 and useful features you didn’t know your iPhone had.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgAt least 16 earthquakes rumbled the landscape about 7.5 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens very early Wednesday morning. The largest earthquake, a magnitude 3.9, struck at 12:36 a.m., then was quickly followed by a series of at least 15 aftershocks of magnitude 2.7 or less which tapered off over the next several hours. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory said the earthquakes show no signs of relation to the volcano. Instead they were most likely caused by stress and faulting in the earth’s crust around the area. Liz Westby, a geologist at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, said earthquakes associated with Mount St. Helens’ magma system typically happen right around its crater and come in swarms, as opposed to the shock/aftershock type seen Wednesday morning. “When magma or fluid moves we see swarms, even if they’re small. The swarms get our attention,” she said. “These main shocks/aftershocks are typically run of the mill and you see them in a variety of places.”The earthquake struck just off National Forest Road 9403, not far from the Windy Ridge Interpretive Site. The road is currently closed, so no one should have been up there when the earthquake struck.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Saikou S. JabaiThe Gambia Bar Association issued a press release yesterday dissociating itself from the African Bar Association that has just visited The Gambia. It says the African Bar Association does not represent lawyers at the continental level as the name suggests. Below is the full text of the release:GAMBIA BAR ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON THE VISIT OF THE AFRICAN BAR ASSOCITION “The Gambia Bar Association is not connected or associated with Mr Hannibal Uwaifo and his organisation, the African Bar Association. The general public is hereby notified that this organisation does not represent all or any associations or bodies of African lawyers as its name suggests. The said African Bar Association is not connected or associated with the Nigerian Bar Association although its members are predominantly Nigerian. It also is not connected or associated with the Pan African Lawyers Union, the International Bar Association, the African Development Bank or related entities. The original African Bar Association that was formed in 1971 in Nigeria was dissolved and merged with associations all over Africa resulting in the creation of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). PALU that is the credible and most widely recognised legitimate representative of African lawyers and Associations. The organisation promoted by Mr Uwaifo since 2015 has previously attempted to inaugurate itself in The Gambia through a proposed ‘Rebirth’ conference. The GBA could not in good conscience participate in such an event taking into account the lack of capacity, competence and resources from Mr Uwaifo’s team. We therefore confirm that the Gambia Bar Association and its international partners have no connection or affiliation to Mr Uwaifo or his organisation.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe former UEFA president has said many times that he doesn’t like the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in football.Former Juventus legend and former UEFA president Michel Platini has repeatedly said he hates the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology.But today he was quoted by Calcio Mercato, on how he believes journalists are guilty of making the VAR technology appear in the world of football.“Do I like VAR? No. It was a forced choice,” he said.“The fault of you journalists, that you pressured: whenever a referee was wrong, you asked for more justice.”“But that gimmick no longer gives justice. I know, because I played in front of the cameras,” he continued.“There are undoubtedly positive things, like on the offside or the ball in and out of the lines.”gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“Instead the interpretation of fouls cannot work. If I support a hand on an opponent’s shoulder, on TV it is very clear-cut rigour,” Platini added.“But the images mica can show you the strength that was in that pat. It is no longer possible to go back: however, adjustments are needed.”“How do youth today differ? They have the doors of the world wide open. They reason faster, they are more informed,” he explained.“They have internet and a different culture. But in our time there were fewer problems and more work.”“How has football changed? It is more beautiful than in my time. The new rules also helped,” he said.“Efforts have been made to eliminate time losses, putting the balls around the field, limiting the possibility of passing the ball back to the goalkeeper. And then the players’ physique has changed, primarily the speed.”last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the government is undertaking several key initiatives to update the facilities that exist to aid small businesses and Bahamian business generally.Speaking at the Eleuthera Business Outlook, September 21, 2017, DPM Turnquest said the government also needs to consolidate and improve access to these initiatives so that Bahamian entrepreneurs get timely and effective support.He said one of the schemes involves the introduction of Small and Medium Enterprise Development support programs geared to provide advice and technical support to the Bahamian business community and help walk them through the sometimes confusing maze of government.The DPM explained that the government is also creating incentives to encourage risk taking in non-traditional sustainable industries; establishing a One-Stop Shop to improve efficiency and access to government services; and improving customer facing software products to improve the ease and convenience of doing business with government across agencies.Another initiative also involves strengthening the existing Bahamas Venture Capital Fund (BVCF) by increasing contributions into the FUND and coordinating other financing and business support agencies efforts, such as The Bahamas Development Bank, to avoid overlaps and mission creep.“As you can see ladies and gentlemen, we are committed to providing meaningful assistance to small and medium sized local businesses and will continue to examine different ways and means of doing so.”DPM Turnquest said, “You may have heard of the Prime Minister’s private/public sector driven ‘Ease of doing business Committee’, which is tasked with identifying obstacles to the ease of starting a business or investing in The Bahamas and making recommendations to the Government on measures to tackle these and enhance efficiency, accessibility and cost effectiveness.”He said, “The Government is acutely aware of and sensitive to the fact that small and medium-sized business are the backbone of our economy. Breaking barriers and promoting success in this regard will in turn help achieve the ambitious rates of economic growth that have been set as targets.“This, in turn, will ensure continued gains in poverty reduction and help ensure that those who have recently emerged from poverty do not slip back into its grip.   This is a moral imperative in addition to an economic challenge and thus we must face our realities and improve the way we do business generally,” said DPM Turnquest.By: Llonella Gilbert (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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first_imgOfficials with Flint Hills Resources-Alaska began shutting down the company’s North Pole refinery on Thursday.Download Audiolast_img

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first_imgThis article has been updated throughout.Twelve Texas counties have been declared a major disaster by the federal government for the April 17-24 severe storms and floods. The counties include Harris, Fayette, Grimes, Parker, Austin, Colorado, Waller, Wharton, Fort Bend, Liberty,  San Jacinto and Montgomery.The declaration enables residents to received federal grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.“The presidential disaster declaration, which includes all of Harris County, allows FEMA and other federal agencies to begin providing relief to individuals affected by this most recent flood. Harris County continues to work with local nonprofit and volunteer organizations to provide immediate relief,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett in an emailed statement.The Federal Emergency Management Agency says damage surveys continue and more counties could be added to the declaration.More than a foot of rain fell on Houston and nearby counties April 17-24 , straining reservoirs, pushing rivers over their banks and claiming eight lives.FEMAHow to Apply for Assistance:Residents and business owners who sustained losses in those four counties can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362.FEMA says applicants will be asked for the following information:Social Security number;Address of the damaged primary residence;Description of the damage;Information about insurance coverage;A current contact telephone number;An address where they can receive mail; andA bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds. Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on April 26th.  Sharelast_img read more

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first_img More information: Three Classes of Newtonian Three-Body Planar Periodic Orbits, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 114301 (2013) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.114301 (on ArXiv)AbstractWe present the results of a numerical search for periodic orbits of three equal masses moving in a plane under the influence of Newtonian gravity, with zero angular momentum. A topological method is used to classify periodic three-body orbits into families, which fall into four classes, with all three previously known families belonging to one class. The classes are defined by the orbits’ geometric and algebraic symmetries. In each class we present a few orbits’ initial conditions, 15 in all; 13 of these correspond to distinct orbits. Journal information: Physical Review Letters The (translucent) shape-space sphere, with its back side also visible here. Three two-body collision points (bold red circles) – punctures in the sphere – lie on the equator. Credit: Milovan Suvakov, V. Dmitrasinovic / arxiv.org/abs/1303.0181 New horseshoe orbit Earth-companion asteroid discovered Explore further (Phys.org) —Physicists Milovan Šuvakov and V. Dmitrašinović of the Institute of Physics, Belgrade in Serbia have discovered using computer simulations, 13 new solutions to the three-body problem—predicting patterns that describe how three bodies will orbit around each other in space in a repeating pattern. The two describe how they came up with their solutions using computer simulations in their paper published in Physical Review Letters.center_img Citation: Physics duo discover 13 new solutions to Newtonian three-body orbit problem (2013, March 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-physics-duo-solutions-newtonian-three-body.html © 2013 Phys.org 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. When two bodies in space orbit one another, such as a planet and a star, their paths can be easily described by Newton’s laws of gravity—they are elliptical. When another body is introduced, however, things become so complex that scientists have not been able to find a way to predict the sorts of patterns that are possible for a stable system (where they don’t run into one another eventually) to come about. Until now, just three families have been identified: The Lagrange-Euler, the Broucke-Hénon, and the figure-eight.To discover a repeating pattern that describes how three bodies will orbit one another in stable fashion requires some degree of luck, the Lagrange-Euler family for example was discovered by the mathematicians for whom it is named and is demonstrated by the way the sun, Jupiter and the asteroid Trojan orbit one another. Another way requires some degree of brute force—that’s the approach taken in this new effort. The two researchers started with a known solution then changed some of the parameters in their computer simulations and ran the results to see what would happen. As it turned out, their way resulted in the discovery of 13 new families of patterns—stable orbits that eventually lead to all three bodies existing in the same place as they were when the simulation started.Because they found so many new solutions, the two came up with a way to classify them using what they call a shape-sphere to graphically show what the orbits look like and then gave each a name, based on what they thought they resembled: yarn, butterfly, goggles, etc.Thus far, the 13 new families haven’t been tested thoroughly enough to verify that their orbits would remain stable over long periods of time (which would mean holding their pattern despite slight perturbations), however—the researchers plan to do just that as part of their next effort. If it turns out some or all of them can withstand the test of time, then scientists can begin looking for instances of them in real systems and perhaps learning more about those systems as a result.last_img read more

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