Rage in Kashmir streets over Kulgam

first_imgKashmir was on the edge on Monday as the civilian death toll from the blast at the site of an encounter in Kulgam rose to seven, with one more person dying due to injuries.Javid Ahmad Lone, a civilian from Kulgam’s Hawoora village, died in a Srinagar hospital on Sunday night, said an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Earlier on Sunday, six civilians were killed when they triggered unexploded ammunition at the site of a clash between militants and security forces, immediately after the operation was called off following the death of three militants.A complete shutdown was observed in the Kashmir valley to protest the deaths. Stone pelting by youth was reported in many parts, as several civil society groups held demonstrations in Srinagar.Separatists detainedWhile the authorities detained all top ranking separatist leaders, security forces placed concertina wires along the main stretches in the old city to keep protesters at bay. Smoke shells were fired in many parts to disperse stone-throwing protesters. Traffic was sparse in Srinagar with demonstrators having blocked many city streets with boulders.Kulgam, where the incident took place, was tense forcing authorities to impose curfew-like restrictions. Many areas of the Jammu region’s Chenab Valley also observed a shutdown.Several student groups in Sopore and Srinagar held demonstrations. Female students at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology also held a protest.MLA Engineer Rasheed was detained when he tried to lead a demonstration in Kupwara. “It’s the obligation of security forces to sanitise the area before allowing people to visit the encounter site,” said Mr. Rasheed, adding that “Kashmiris are being butchered under a well hatched conspiracy.”In a move to ward off more trouble, authorities had decided to seal the Lal Chowk city centre on Tuesday in the wake of separatists’ call for a protest march, the official said.Joint Resistance Leadership, a separatists’ grouping comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for a “peaceful sit-in”.Welcoming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement on the Kulgam incident, the Mirwaiz said, “People of Kashmir appreciate Pakistan’s concern, but to put an end to the appalling grind of repression and human rights abuse that Kashmiris are suffering, urgently requires Pakistan, as a party to the dispute, to do much more.”Peoples Democratic Party vice-president Abdul Rahman Veeri demanded an impartial probe into the incident. “A time-bound investigation is needed into the incident and justice must be accorded to the victims. The Centre should initiate dialogue and reconciliation so that the further loss of precious lives is stopped,” said Mr. Veeri.National Conference general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar also called for the resumption of dialogue over the Kashmir issue.last_img read more

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Bhambri, Myneni back; Paes out of Indian Davis Cup squad

first_imgSHARE COMMENT COMMENTS August 14, 2017 India today brought back top singles player Yuki Bhambri, who is playing some of the best tennis of his life, to counter Canada in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie while veteran Leander Paes was not considered due to his low ranking.Also making a comeback to the side was big-serving Saketh Myneni, who is ranked eighth among the Indians in ATP list at number 495 but made the cut.Prajnesh Gunneswaran (220) Sumit Nagal (261), N Sriram Balaji (291), Vishnu Vardhan (410) and Sasi Kumar Mukund (440) are placed above him, but Myneni was chosen ahead of the others due to his ability to play both singles and doubles.Myneni had missed the previous tie against Uzbekistan in Bengaluru due to a foot injury. Yuki, ranked 157, had also missed that April tie and recently made a comeback on the Tour and stunned world number 22 Gael Monfils at the Citi Open.However, Myneni—chosen for Arjuna Award this year—is not going to get a singles match since Ramkumar Ramanathan, who is second-best ranked Indian at number 180, is also playing some of the best tennis of his career.The Chennai-based player recently got the better of world number 8 Dominic Thiem at Antalya Open.Myneni will team up with Rohan Bopanna, who was an automatic choice for the doubles rubber being the highest ranked Indian in ATP doubles chart at number 17.When asked about reasoning behind Myneni’s selection ahead of others, SP Misra, selection Committee Chairman, told PTI, “We look at the rankings but not always.”“If you look at the other players above Saketh, most of them, except Balaji, can only play only singles. Saketh can play both. So it made sense to have him in the playing four,” Misra, also a former non-playing captain, added.Balaji and Gunnesweran, who both made their Davis Cup debuts in April in Bengaluru, remain in the side as reserves for the September 15–17 tie in Edmonton.Asked about Paes, the chairman said, “Paes will always be in contention in future. Rohan was an automatic choice since we had only one spot for the doubles. The captain wanted three singles players.”The 44 year-old Paes was included in the six-man squad for the previous tie against Uzbekistan but was left out of the final four by the new captain Mahesh Bhupathi.Upset and embarrassed, Paes had left the venue mid-way into the tie, prompting Bhupathi to reveal on Facebook that he had never promised Paes a spot in the final four and that his departure was the final nail in the coffin.Paes needs one more win to claim the world record for most Davis Cup wins in doubles. He is tied on 42 wins with Italian legend Nicola Pietrangeli.India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali said it was India’s best chance to make the World Group again.“The last three times we played the best teams in the world—Serbia, Czech Republic and Spain. Despite playing at home we lost to them. But it being despite being an away tie we have fair chance because our players Yuki and Ramkumar are playing some great tennis,” Zeeshan told PTI.“Their performances give us confidence. And also our players play good on indoor courts, where external factors would have no influence. If Milos Raonic does not play that increases our chances more,” he added.Davis Cup team: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni, Rohan Bopanna.Reserves: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, N Sriram Balaji.Teams for Asian Indoor GamesThe selection panel also picked teams for Asian Indoor Games, to be held in September in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Vishnu Vardhan will lead the men’s team which also has Sumit Nagal, Sidharth Rawat and Vijay Sundar Prashanth. The team will be coached by former national champion Ashutosh Singh, who was recently credited by Vardhan for his success on the doubles circuit.The women’s team has country’s best singles player Ankita Raina, Prarthana Thombare, Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal and national champion, Riya Bhatia. The team will be coached by Ankita Bhambri. Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

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Olympiakos Salvages 1-1 Draw in Injury Time; PAOK Beats Panetolikos

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Defending champion Olympiakos barely avoided a surprise home defeat at the hands of Asteras in the Greek league on Saturday, snatching a 1-1 draw.Uros Durdevic’s penalty kick four minutes into second-half stoppage time was enough to keep Olympiakos at the top of the standings, a position it shares with PAOK, a 1-0 winner over Panetolikos.Michalis Manias opened the scoring for Asteras in the 55th, also with a penalty kick.Also, Levadiakos beat Xanthi 1-0 with its own penalty kick.AEK and Panionios, playing at Lamia on Sunday and Giannena on Monday, respectively, have a chance to vault over Olympiakos and PAOK.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Standard Chartered Closes USD 16Bn Worth of Shipping Deals

first_imgzoom International banking group Standard Chartered has completed three shipping finance deals for clients in Asia and the Middle East valued in excess of USD 1.6 billion.In December 2016, Standard Chartered concluded a USD 684.5 million, up to 12-year non-recourse shipping finance facility for BW Gas JuJu LNG Limited, a joint venture partnership between BW Group and Marubeni. Standard Chartered, as facility coordinator, led a syndicate of nine international banks in this transaction, which will refinance existing credit facilities for eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers on long-term charters to Nigeria LNG.The bank also structured the USD 350 million senior secured Murabaha facility for National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) in November 2016. This facility will be used by Bahri to finance the construction and delivery of five very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which will be delivered in early 2018. As the exclusive carrier of Saudi Aramco’s crude oil sold on a delivered basis, Bahri will use these VLCCs to transport crude oil to the Americas, South Asia and Far East.The USD 572 million senior secured term loan facilities to subsidiaries of Reliance Group closed in October 2016 will finance six units of very large ethane gas carriers. These gas carriers transport ethane gas from the US to India.”These transactions highlight Standard Chartered’s strengths in advising and structuring optimal solutions for clients, its continued commitment to the shipping industry and in particular, further grounding its position in supporting Singapore’s stronghold as a maritime hub in the region amidst challenging conditions in the shipping and oil & gas markets,” the bank said in a statement.last_img read more

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Banff World Media Festival Canadian producers say CRTC decision threatens homegrown programs

first_imgJust as the top movers and shakers in the TV industry arrive at the Banff World Media Festival, independent Canadian producers are sounding the alarm about Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulation changes they say will have a devastating effect on both the quantity and quality of Canadian TV shows.The Canadian Media Producers Association have launched an electronic petition to the House of Commons in partnership with ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada to protest the CRTC’s recent Group Licensing Ruling, which they say will result in a reduction of the amount of revenue the big Canadian broadcasters are required to spend on homegrown programming.It is a move the CMPA states will “negatively affect independent production volume, lead to thousands of job losses, and reduce economic output by hundreds of millions of dollars across the country.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement “It’s a struggle to finance independent production in Canada,” says Tom Cox, executive producer and managing partner of Calgary-based Seven24 Films, which produces the CBC’s Heartland and Space’s Wynonna Earp. “It’s a struggle for the broadcaster, it’s a struggle for producers. Obviously anything that reduces the number of productions made is concerning. We certainly see this as potentially having this affect. That’s not saying anything negative about the broadcasters, (our company) has very good relationships with all of them. But it is simply an economic fact that less production means less potential for success and less money in the system means less production.”READ MORElast_img read more

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Annan commends participants for resumption of sixparty talks on Korean Peninsula

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan commended the parties for breaking the impasse and for creating the current positive momentum.”The Secretary-General hopes that the resumed session will achieve substantive progress towards a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula that is stable, secure and prosperous. He maintains that a negotiated solution based on dialogue and goodwill is the right way to achieve these goals,” the statement added.

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Girl two dies in hospital after father killed in Newquay sea tragedy

first_imgThe family, who are from Croydon in south London, were holidaying in the Newquay area when the incident happened.Detective Constable Jarrod Yewen, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is a tragic case for all those involved and our thoughts remain with the family at what is a deeply traumatic time for them.”The deaths are not being investigated as suspicious, therefore the police will now prepare a file for HM Coroner and an inquest will be held in due course.”A fundraising page, set up to support the family, has seen more than £30,000 donated. A two-year-old girl who was swept into the sea during an incident in which her father was killed has died in hospital, police said.Mckayla Bruynius died at Bristol Children’s Hospital on Tuesday night, having been caught by a large wave at Fistral beach in Newquay, Cornwall, last Friday.Her father, Rudy Bruynius, also died in the incident, during a weekend in which a total of six people were killed in tragedies around the coast.The little girl’s mother, Lisinda, paid tribute to her daughter and husband in a statement released by Devon and Cornwall Police. “Rudy was a loving, caring and supportive husband, father and friend,” she said.”He had a great sense of humour and was an active person. He always put other people first. Mckayla was a busy bee and always happy.”I am in disbelief at what has happened. I am so shocked at how quickly the sea condition changed on that day whilst we were enjoying a family time together in Cornwall.”I pray that others can learn from our tragedy as I do not wish for anybody to go through our grief.”I would like to thank the RNLI, the staff at Royal Cornwall Hospital, the staff from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, the emergency services and all the members of public for their generous support and prayers they have given towards my family.”I would especially like to thank the people of Cornwall for their messages of love and offers of help.”I will never forget the close community spirit displayed towards us. Please respect our privacy at this really difficult time and allow my sons and I to try to come to terms with what has happened.” I pray that others can learn from our tragedy as I do not wish for anybody to go through our griefLisinda Bruynius Rudy and Bruynius Bruynius with their childrenCredit:Apexcenter_img Rudy and Bruynius Bruynius with their children The family of five were on rocks at Fistral beach at around 5.20pm last Friday when Mr and Mrs Bruynius and Mckayla were washed into the sea by a large wave.The RNLI lifeboat, Coastguard helicopter, beach lifeguards, police, air ambulance and ambulance crews attended the scene.Mr and Mrs Bruynius were rescued from the water by RNLI lifeguards.They carried out CPR on Mr Bruynius before he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The gardener, who was originally from South Africa, died later that evening.Mckayla was recovered from the sea by an RNLI lifeboat before being flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and later transferred to Bristol Children’s Hospital.Mr and Mrs Bruynius’s two sons managed to stay on the rocks and were located by the Coastguard. They suffered minor injuries before being taken by ambulance to hospital. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Duchess of Sussex will prepare for Commonwealth tour with first solo outing

Lisa Reihana, In Pursuit of Venus Lisa Reihana, In Pursuit of VenusCredit:Auckland Art Gallery On display will be around 200 works from public collections worldwide, spanning more than 500 years.The exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, which was founded in 1768: the year Captain James Cook set out on his first Endeavour expedition. Canoe prow figure from the Solomon IslandsCredit:Derek Li Wan Po The Duchess of Sussex, who married on May 19, will take part in her first royal event by herself four months after becoming a member of the monarchy.The exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast Pacific region including New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand. The Duchess of Sussex is to carry out her first solo royal engagement next week, as she attends the opening of a major art exhibition celebrating the Pacific cultures she will soon visit on tour. The event will be a milestone in the Duchess’s life as a member of the monarchy, seeing her at work without the support of her husband or other senior members of the Royal family.On Monday she launched her first charity project, a fundraising cookbook created by women from the Grenfell Tower community, and will host a launch for it on Thursday with the Duke by her side.The 37-year-old former actress has now been confirmed as joining guests on September 25 at the opening of an exhibition of works from the Oceania region, at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London.The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first solo engagement, standing in for the Prince of Wales at a private fundraising dinner, in October 2011, almost six months after her wedding day. The Duke and Duchess are due to tour part of the region next month, visiting Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand. The Duchess will be shown art from the four countries during her exhibition viewing.She will meet the exhibition’s curators, artists and descendants linked to the works on display, and view a short performance by Ngati Ranana, a Maori cultural group.The exhibition will be organised around three main themes: Voyaging will look at life on the water as revealed through the stories of indigenous navigation; Place-making will explore the settlement of communities; and Encounter will focus on trade and exchange in Pacific cultures.Oceania at the Royal Academy will open to the public from September 29 to December 10. Canoe prow figure from the Solomon Islands Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Law firm counts 210 deaths in Washington jails Clark Pierce counties each

first_imgSPOKANE — A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health care, suicide prevention and protocols for treating drug withdrawal and overdoses.Columbia Legal Services, which has offices across the state, obtained thousands of pages of records from 54 city, county and regional jails and detailed its findings in a 31-page report released this week.The investigation found 210 people, ages 18 to 82, who died in jails in the state from January 2005 to June 2016.“Many of these deaths are entirely avoidable, caused in part by society’s failure to properly care for the many people with mental illness, traumatic brain injuries, cognitive disabilities and substance use disorders who end up behind bars,” the report states.“Faced with the chronic failure of federal, state and local governments to properly fund essential services, jails struggle to maintain order and treat all people humanely, respectfully and safely.”The report refers to 24-year-old Lindsay Kronberger, who spent nine days suffering from heroin withdrawal before dying of cardiac arrest in the Snohomish County Jail in 2014. It also refers to Christopher Parker, a 33-year-old diabetic man who died at the Spokane County Jail after taking methamphetamine and being placed in a restraint chair in 2013.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 130 Wilmington High Students Earn National Honor Society Status

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to the 59 WHS students inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday, May 22.  These new inductees, as well as the school’s 71 existing members, were recognized in a ceremony inside the Wilmington High School gymnasium.Inductees of the Class of 2018Arianna BernardoNathaniel DiMecoJasmine LeSteven McHughAnthony McKearneyFrancis MelansonJillian MieleElizabeth MurphyTaryn SurprenantInductees of the Class of 2019Jessica AhernDorothea AlbertiRyan BaileyKerri BarnumAlyssa BernazaniKayla BlonigenGabriella BondSarah BroderickBrittany CimagliaCassidy CollinsHailey CollinsJoseph ConsortiJessica D’ArcoSadie DeAmbroseMindy DugganMichael FiorenzaKylie FlanaganMolly FoleyKaitlin GallezzoJulia GalvinRebecca GanleyKyle GardnerEmma GarrityEmily GearSophia GiampaoloAlyssa GibbonsApril HainesMarisa JacksonLia KourkoutasKaitlin LeBlancSamantha MarziGinamarie MastrorilliJulia McLaughlinSophia NovakJacob NuzzoloBenjamin PackerMeagan PennieEmma RhindTroy RiekstinsMegan SantryVictoria SheehanChristopher SpinazolaLeah StalkerSean StanfordChristopher StokesGrace WatsonAlexa WilliamsJoseph WilsonEmily WrightGianna ZaccagniniSenior MembersLindsey AmazeenAvery AndersenCaroline AndersenJack BoyleJade BrennanDylan BresnahanMorgan BresnahanKrista BrownSarah BusbyJacqueline ChampouxFrancesca ChoiOlivia CignaAmber CokashKalin ConnellyJulie D’AugustaJessica D’EntremontJoslyn DeFeoAdam DoucetteHailey DusablonKatherine EdeburnLauren FieldJake FulkersonAditya GauthamAbigail GenthnerJohn GibbonsElizabeth GordonDana GouletIsabella GranaraMatthew HansenFariha HaqueThomas HoganVittorio IoccoNolan KaneAlexa KelleyRebecca KendallKayley KeoganAntonia KieranSamantha L’EsperanceIsabella LamotheGillian LentiniMarissa LoGrassoZoe MarziBenjamin MaynardJoseph McIrneyAbigail MelvinJessica MooreJessica MoyMia O’ConnellKevin O’DonnellSydney PadulskyBenjamin PastoreTaeya PeroniLailoo PerrielloAnna PietropaoloIan ProulxSharanya RamananJoseph RebeiroAlyssa RichardsonJill RocheShailagh ScanlonJames SheehanRobert SicaDanielle SilvaDina SinghJason SpizuocoAlison SullivanAllison TorresJustin TrevisaniVanessa VanDeMarkHannah WalshJoana XingLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 108 Wilmington High Students Earn National Honor Society StatusIn “Education”Wilmington High School Announces Fourth Quarter Honor RollIn “Education”50 WHS Students To Be Inducted Into National Honor Society TonightIn “Education”last_img read more

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T Harish Rao lauds NGOs services to the poor

first_imgSiddipet: Former Minister T Harish Rao appreciated the efforts of Sri Satya Sai Annapurna Trust for focussing on education and health of the poor. He launched breakfast feeding programme at Rangadampalli ZP High School, here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Harish said the Trust has been doing yeoman service not only at Puttaparthi but also several places including Siddipet. Explaining about the scheme, he said the Trust was contributing Rs three and other donors were giving Rs two for providing breakfast to the students. Local corporator Ilaiah, president of farmers coordination committee V Nagireddy personally donated Rs 10, 000 each for the scheme. ZP Chairperson Roja Radhakrishna Sharma, municipal chairperson Rajanarsu, SUDA chairman Ravinder Reddy, Trust CEO Anand, representatives Rammurthy and others were present.last_img read more

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EC asks IGP to probe Kamal motorcade attack in 3 days

first_imgProthom alo File PhotoThe election commission (EC) on Monday sent a letter to the inspector general of police (IGP) asking him to submit an investigation report within three days over the recent attack on Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain’s motorcade, reports UNB.The letter was sent to the IGP in the morning, said EC joint secretary Abul Kashem.On 14 December, Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack allegedly by ruling party activists near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes to martyred intellectuals, leaving at least 10 people injured.However, Kamal managed to escape the attack unhurt.Later, at a press conference, Kamal described the attack as a serious act of disrespect to martyred intellectuals.A case was filed in this regard with Darussalam police station on Saturday night.last_img read more

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A message from ACTA President Wendy Paradis but questions remain

first_img Posted by TORONTO — ACTA has issued a statement to clarify its new partnership with luxury retail network Virtuoso.ACTA President Wendy Paradis issued the statement this morning following reports earlier this week that Virtuoso had signed an exclusive partnership with the organization.Virtuoso sent out a release on April 3 announcing that it had signed on as ACTA’s first exclusive consortium partner.As part of the agreement, Virtuoso’s 185 Canadian travel agency locations will receive an annual 30% rebate on their ACTA membership, up to $750.ACTA will also provide Virtuoso members with a 30% discount on the price of Certified Travel Counselor and Certified Travel Manager registration fees.In her statement Paradis says: “A recent press release announcing a Consortia Partnership between Virtuoso and ACTA has been met with concern from some of our members and I would like to take a moment to clarify some points of confusion.“First, ACTA is proud to work with all of Canada’s key Travel Agencies, Consortia and Host Agencies and we are very pleased that Virtuoso will also now be working alongside ACTA in Canada to assist us in continuing to build a strong retail travel industry.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North America“ACTA would like to clarify that we do not promote one travel agency organization over another and we do not have an exclusivity agreement with any one Travel Agency, Chain, Consortia or Host Agency that impedes other travel agency organizations from working with us in a similar capacity.“It appears that some content in the Virtuoso press release may have been misinterpreted.“Working with our members and partners, ACTA provides important Education, Promotion and Networking opportunities to our Members to further your success.“In 2018, we did an in depth survey with you, our members and our mandate from membership is clear. We ADVOCATE on behalf of our Travel Agency and Travel Agent members to government, travel suppliers and other key stakeholders. We EDUCATE and elevate Travel Agents with professional certification and education tools.

We CONNECT our members to valuable tools and events that will help the be more successful. 
And we PROMOTE the tremendous value of the Travel Agent to consumers.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“Please know that as your trade association, the ACTA Team has and will continue to work on behalf of Members in the best interests of Travel Agencies and Travel agents across the country.”As Paradis notes, the Virtuoso agreement doesn’t preclude other partnership agreements with other retail groups, but would they get the same perks?And if other consortia feel compelled to sign on for ACTA partnerships as a result of the Virtuoso deal, does that create an upper tier of retail groups within an organization that has long been defined by its broad membership base, and its advocacy for all of its agency members?Do we need a clarification for the clarification? Travelweek Group A message from ACTA President Wendy Paradis, but questions remain Tags: ACTA, Virtuosocenter_img Share Friday, April 5, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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National Roadway Council to invest ₡165 billion more on border road

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rica’s now-infamous northern border road, a 160-kilometer route parallel to the border with Nicaragua, will receive a new investment of ₡16.5 billion ($33 million) for 2013, José Luis Salas, executive director of the National Roadway Council (CONAVI), said on Tuesday.Salas also said CONAVI initiated a public bidding process on Monday to select the company that will be in charge of the project going forward.In May, investment in the road – prompted by emergency decree after Nicaragua and Costa Rica entered into a territorial conflict at Isla Calera, along the Río San Juan – was some ₡22 billion ($44 million). Officials said at the time that the cost of the project could increase, after a corruption scandal involving contractors and environmental damage surfaced.A total of 34 private companies were involved in the road’s construction and currently are under investigation.Former Public Works and Transport Minister Francisco Jiménez and CONAVI Regional Director Manuel Serrano were fired in May following the scandal, as well as other officials. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 22, 2018 6:54 am PDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ LONDON – It had been a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown of Liverpool during a “Carpool Karaoke ” segment on CBS’ “The Late Late Show.”Thursday’s program wraps up a weeklong stay in London and the 76-year-old Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive.In between songs, McCartney autographs the Penny Lane wall and visits his childhood home.Corden chokes up as McCartney explains how a dream about his late mother led to the lyrics for “Let It Be.”The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. When one does, a curtain dropped and revealed McCartney on stage with a band. He sings some of his old hits before inviting Corden onstage for “Hey Jude.”center_img FILE – In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Paul McCartney performs on the One on One Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. It was a magical mystery tour as McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a “Carpool Karaoke” segment on CBS’ “Late Late Show.” The program on Thursday, June 21, 2018, wrapped up a weeklong stay in London and the Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive around Liverpool. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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AG supports Michaelides in spat with finance minister

first_imgFinance Minister Harris Georgiades must launch a disciplinary probe against ministry employee Savia Orphanidou, who was found in violation of the law on holding party office, attorney-general Costas Clerides told him in a letter of response on Friday.Georgiades had addressed a letter to Clerides last week, seeking an opinion to settle his public row with auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides, who insisted that the finance minister was obliged by law to launch a probe against Orphanidou.The minister had countered that the state had always turned a blind eye to civil servants holding party office.A 1991 law banned civil servants from being members of any party.This was amended in 1997, when they were allowed to be a party member only.In 2015, civil servants became eligible to hold any party office without restraint, unless they were on a A8 pay scale or higher, in which case they could only hold party office with permission from the “competent authority”.“Therefore, since she has held party office other than that of member, the ministry employee has been breaking the law,” Clerides said.The AG also rejected Georgiades’ argument that, because the 2015 law made no mention of the need for civil servants who already held party posts – like Orphanidou – to apply for permission, they were under no obligation to do so.“This interpretation of the law would lead to the most perverse of results, the complete inability to effectively implement the law, and the rewarding and legalisation of illegality,” Clerides said.“The reason the law makes no mention of employees that held party posts at the time when it was enacted, can be none other than the fact that, if some employees held such posts at the time, they did so illegally.”In summary, the AG told Georgiades, if any civil servant held any post in any political party from 1991 to 2015, he or she had been in violation of the law, and if civil servants, serving at the A8 pay scale or higher since 2015, hold party posts without permission, they continue to do so.“These violations of the law undoubtedly are reasons to launch a disciplinary probe,” Clerides said.“This principle certainly applies to all authorities where civil servants may be found in breach of the law.”Requesting the AG’s opinion as a means to end the row with Michaelides, Georgiades had pledged to respect his decision, whatever it might be.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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