Bob Fowler, deputy minister to the premier’s office, will retire after 34 years in the public service, effective Feb. 1, 2010. Premier Darrell Dexter made the announcement today, Dec. 8. “I want to take this opportunity to recognize Deputy Fowler for his dedication to public service in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Dexter. “Bob’s guidance and support has been extremely helpful to me and my team as we made the transition into government.” Mr. Fowler’s positions also include clerk/secretary of the Executive Council, head of the Public Service, and deputy minister responsible for Communications Nova Scotia. He has also served as the first head of the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency, and deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Immigration and Health Promotion and Protection. “I want to offer a sincere thanks to Deputy Fowler who capably served governments and premiers from all parties with the highest principles of public service,” said Premier Dexter.
Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsConnie Oakes, a Cree woman who walked out of prison a year ago after she was wrongfully convicted of murder, pleaded guilty Thursday to a series of charges that could see her return behind bars.Oakes, 52, pleaded guilty to four charges stemming from an April 5 incident at her home which sits on ranch land obtained by Nekaneet First Nation in Saskatchewan as part of a treaty land entitlement deal. Crown prosecutor Steve Kritzer said Oakes pleaded guilty to forcible confinement, uttering threats, aggravated assault and breaching conditions during a court appearance in Swift Current, Sask., on Thursday.Kritzer said all four charges stemmed from the April 5 incident where a man, in his 20s, was stabbed. He said Oakes did not stab anyone during the incident.“She was party to an offence where an individual was stabbed,” said Kritzer.Oakes is scheduled to appear in Swift Current on June 7 for a sentencing hearing. She has asked for a Gladue report and a pre-sentencing report.Oakes was denied bail and will remain in custody until the sentencing hearing.“The Crown had concern for public safety,” said Kritzer.Kritzer said it was too early to say what type of sentence he would be seeking for Oakes, but it would be in line with precedence and be influenced by the Gladue and pre-sentencing reports.Gladue reports were created by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling and focus on the unique historical context of Indigenous offenders.Oakes was initially charged in the incident with Ricky Rockthunder, 35, who is known to have gang ties in Regina.Rockthunder did not enter a plea and is scheduled to appear via video link on May 10 for a hearing to decide how he plans to proceed, said Kritzer. Rockthunder is facing charges of aggravated assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats, and breaching conditions.Many of the details around the incident are under a publication ban because they emerged during Rockthunder’s bail hearing.Saskatchewan RCMP initially said the local Maple Creek detachment arrested Oakes and Rockthunder after receiving a complaint that a male had been stabbed in a residence.Oakes also pleaded guilty Thursday to a separate assault charge from June 21, 2016, and breaching an undertaking on Aug. 10.Oakes was set free by Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench on April 29, 2016, after having a second-degree murder charge stayed. The stay meant the charge could be reactivated within a year and Oakes is days away from passing the milestone.After she was released from federal prison following her wrongful murder conviction, Oakes said she wanted to get her life back on track. She planned to focus on raising her last remaining living son and care for the ranch where her elderly adoptive mother lives.At the time of her initial arrest for the murder, Oakes was dealing with addiction issues and had a record of numerous run-ins with police and the courts.Oakes was charged in 2012 with the murder of Casey Armstrong, who was found murdered with a puncture wound through the neck in the bathroom of his Medicine Hat, Alta., trailer.With no murder weapon, DNA or fingerprint evidence, the Medicine Hat police built their case against Oakes on the testimony of an intellectually challenged woman named Wendy Scott. Scott pleaded guilty to involvement in Armstrong’s killing and claimed she watched Oakes stab the man to death.Scott later recanted in an affidavit that said she didn’t believe Oakes was at the trailer at the time of the killing.The Alberta Court of Appeal struck Scott’s guilty plea, overturned the conviction and order a new trial in 2015. The Crown requested a stay of Scott’s charges this past January.The Alberta Court of Appeal overturned Oakes conviction and order a new trial on April 6, 2016.Oakes’ second-oldest son Joseph Carry died from cancer while she was behind bars at the Edmonton Institution for Women.email@example.com
Tom FennarioAPTN NewsFor the past 27 years, Bryan Deer has gathered with other Mohawks at the foot of the Mercier bridge to commemorate what he calls the long hot summer of 1990 – the year the Oka crisis began.“Twenty nine years ago, I was on top of the Mercier bridge,” said Deer, who was part of the Mohawk warrior society who barricaded the bridge in support of nearby Kanesatake.The community just had a violent confrontation with provincial police.Fast forward to today, it seems things haven’t changed that much.“Almost 30 years after it happened, they want to push through development again in the same location.”(“It seems the government only listens when people start standing up,” says Bryan Deer. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)That development is 60 kilometres northwest of his community – in Kanesatake Mohawk territory.They also mark July 11 with a march that starts in the pines where the Oka crisis began.“This today, is 29 years we’ve been marching, 29 years, and we’re still where we were. It hasn’t changed,” said Mohawk elder John Cree.Walking at the front of the march next to Deer is his son, Jacob Kanawaienton Cree.This year they’re making a point walking down the very road that was blocked – and into the neighbouring community of Oka.“Little has changed,” said Jacob Cree, “you have another mayor in the village of Oka who wants to put Oka before what our rights are.”Recently, tensions between the municipality of Oka and Kanesatake have risen.Oka, which falls on Kanesatake’s traditional territory, has been building homes.While Kanesatake’s land claim negotiations with Canada have been crawling along.Mohawk Council of Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon says in his eight years in office, he has yet to receive the an offer from Canada he can bring back to community.“When we do have an offer, an offer that we feel the community can live with, that they would accept, but it’s not always about money.”(The march in Kanesatake takes place every July 11 to remember the start of the Oka crisis in 1990. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Cree and other Kanesatake Mohawks are critical of council, saying the negotiations with Canada lack transparency.However Simon says a non-disclosure agreement with Canada prevents him from revealing the details of negotiations…even with community members.But in a social media post on July 5, Pascal Quevillion, the mayor of Oka, wrote that Kanesatake has received a $128 million offer to settle the land claim.“The number that the mayor of Oka put out there is not accurate at all,” said Simon. ”You know what, no one is trying to take anything away from the families that are there [in Oka], there’s going to be room for everyone to live in peace.”Read More:In the pines: Going back 25 years to the Mohawk resistance at KanehsatakeThere is some positive news for the Mohawks of Kanesatake.Simon says council has a moratorium of understanding with a land holder in Oka who has offered to use a provision called “an ecological gift” to give back 60 hectares of land to Kanesatake.Essentially the land holder receives a tax break while Kanesatake gets a portion of its territory back.“It’s a nice gesture,” said Cree“but it needs to just be reminded that it’s not theirs to give, it’s ours…got to start somewhere right?”As for Bryan Deer, he plans to keep marking the occasion every July 11.And not just for the sake of nostalgia.“We’re just here to remind the outside that, you know, we’re still here,” said Deer.“It seems the government only listens when people start standing up.”firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario
Rabat – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said that Myriam El Khomri was appointed as labor minister because of her Moroccan origins. In an interview with Le Parisien, Le Pen said that Moroccan-born Myriam El Khomri, who was appointed labor minister by President François Hollande on Wednesday, was not appointed because she is competent, but because she will give the media a ‘good thing’ to write about.“She was chosen because she is from the diversity and the socialists hope to sway the votes of this part of the population,” Le Pen said. The decision to appoint 37-year-old El Khomri, who has served as junior minister for towns since August 2014, came after François Rebsamen left the labor ministry to become mayor of Dijon.President François Hollande hopes El Khomri, who has a Moroccan father and a French mother, to tackle the rise in unemployment rates before presidential elections in 2017.El Khomri will be the third labor minister since François Hollande came to office in May 2012.Sébastien Huyghe, a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, also described the appointment of El Khomri as a “wrong signal” to French citizens who suffer from unemployment.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher Tuesday as traders hoped for a quick end to the U.S. government’s partial shutdown which began at midnight due to a political impasse in Washington.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 55.55 points to 12,842.74, held back by mining stocks which fell alongside prices for oil and metals.Falling commodity prices helped push the Canadian dollar down 0.23 of a cent to 96.83 cents US, even as the American dollar weakened against other currencies.Strong manufacturing data helped send U.S. indexes higher even though a sharply divided Congress failed to approve a short-term funding agreement before midnight.The Dow Jones industrials ticked 63.7 points higher to 15,193.37, the Nasdaq climbed 32.42 points to 3,803.9 and the S&P 500 index gained 11.63 points to 1,693.18.The Institute for Supply Management’s September index showed rising expansion, coming in at 56.2 on top of a 55.7 reading in August. Economists had expected the index to ease slightly to 55.The clock is also ticking towards an even more worrisome prospect, an Oct. 17 deadline when the U.S. government hits its debt limit and begins to run out of cash to pay its bills.“I think the real volatility, uncertainty and excitement is coming up with the debt ceiling,” said Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.“What concerns me is I don’t believe the politicians truly understand the impact that could be felt by the economy and the markets if they don’t reach a resolution. It seems the only thing they’re concerned about is their agenda.”Some critical parts of the government, from the military to air traffic controllers, will remain open, and analysts said significant damage to the country’s economy was unlikely unless the shutdown lasted more than a few days.But the shutdown is being felt in creating an absence of what is usually market-moving data.On Tuesday, traders were also supposed to also take in the latest reading on construction spending but the data was held up because of the shutdown.Also, traders had been looking to Friday and the release of the government’s September employment report. That has also been put on hold with the U.S. Labor Department saying it won’t collect data or issue reports during the shutdown.The industrial sector gained one per cent with Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) ahead $1.54 to $105.91.The energy sector was also ahead one per cent while oil prices were lower for a third day amid worries about the effect of the shutdown on the U.S. economy and weak Chinese manufacturing data. The November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped 96 cents to US$101.37. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) improved by 51 cents to C$32.88.Financials were also supportive with Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) up 22 cents to $17.26. Miners were the biggest TSX weight with the gold sector down 3.1% as prices for the traditional safe haven fell back. The December contract fell $39 to US$1,288 an ounce and the component fell 2.3%. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) dropped 73 cents to C$18.45.The base metals sector was down two per cent while metal prices were also lower with December copper down six cents at US$3.26 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) shed 72 cents to $18.46.In corporate news, shares in automaker Ford rose 2.25% to US$17.25 in New York as its U.S. sales rose six per cent in September, with strong car sales making up for slower sales of SUVs.European bourses were mixed as data showed that unemployment across the eurozone held steady in August, in another sign that the eurozone economy is stabilizing following its longest-ever recession.Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said the unemployment rate was 12% in August, unchanged from the previous month and down modestly from the 12.1% peak recorded in the summer.London’s FTSE 100 index down 0.06%, Frankfurt’s DAX gained 1.03% while the Paris CAC 40 was ahead 1.1%.
The United Nations today ordered the temporary relocation of some non-critical staff from Juba, South Sudan, due to the operational challenges caused by the recent fighting there.Meanwhile, the main warehouse in the city run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which held one month’s worth of life-saving food and nutrition supplies for 220,000 people before the fighting erupted, has been looted.A spokesperson for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said that some non-critical staff from the Mission, as well as from UN agencies, funds and programmes, have been ordered to relocate temporarily “due to the recent fighting in Juba and subsequent associated operational challenges.”But UNMISS and UN entities “will continue running critical operations to support the people of South Sudan, including protecting civilians and providing humanitarian assistance,” the spokesperson added.The fighting between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition, which backs First Vice-President Riek Machar, reportedly killed some 272 people, including 33 civilians, and displaced at least 36,000 civilians.According to WFP, UNMISS peacekeepers have reported extensive looting of food from the warehouse on the western edge of Juba, but WFP staff have not yet been able to reach the warehouse to confirm the extent of the losses.World Food Programme condemns looting of supplies“WFP strongly condemns the theft of food intended for the poorest and most vulnerable people of South Sudan,” said WFP Deputy Regional Director Vernon Archibald. “While the extent of the looting is not yet clear, we fear that the loss of these vital food supplies will severely hamper WFP’s ability to assist the tens of thousands of people who have fled their homes because of the violence,” he added. The warehouse serves as WFP’s main logistical hub inside South Sudan, and is used to supply the agency’s operations in the rest of the country.WFP Country Director Joyce Luma noted that the agency has already provided urgently needed food assistance to thousands of displaced people sheltering at UN peacekeeping bases, using stocks from a smaller warehouse in another part of town.She said the agency is also sheltering some 3,000 people in its main office compound, mostly women and children who fled for their lives. “A new mother fled to our compound with her baby son just hours after giving birth,” she added.“In past incidents of large-scale looting, WFP has been able to negotiate the return of looted food when those who took it recognized the importance of the humanitarian assistance that WFP provides,” Ms. Luma said, expressing hope that such would be the case this time around too.Situation in Juba ‘calm but tense’At UN Headquarters in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, told reporters that the situation in Juba, according to UNMISS, was calm but tense with heavy SPLA military presence. The Mission also reported that its peacekeepers continue to undertake limited patrols.Currently, the Mission is protecting some 33,000 internally displaced persons in Juba, most of whom are sheltering in the “protection of civilian” sites adjacent to the UN House, he said. The Mission will also start conducting search operations in these sites for weapons. Two peacekeepers injured in the fighting have also been medically evacuated today.The Mission has further received highly disturbing reports of targeting of UN and international non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel, premises and assets in Juba allegedly by SPLA soldiers, during the recent fighting, Mr. Dujarric said, noting that the reports include allegations of a killing of at least one South Sudanese national working for an international NGO, as well as rapes, including of an International NGO staff. UN staff members have also been assaulted.“We condemn in the strongest terms possible these attacks,” he said. “We call on the national authorities to investigate these serious allegations immediately and thoroughly and bring the perpetrators to justice.”The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also reported that three days into the tenuous ceasefire in Juba, many people have begun to return to their homes. However, thousands remain displaced, including at the UNMISS Tomping base, the UN House and the WFP compound.“The relative calm has provided a window of opportunity for humanitarian organizations to respond, and now we have visited all areas where people were reportedly displaced,” he said.Humanitarian partners are closely monitoring the evolving situation in several locations across the country, including Yei, Wau and Leer.UNICEF and partners also providing life-saving assistanceThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners are also providing urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people displaced by the heavy fighting.“The people hit hardest by this fighting are struggling to cope in appalling conditions,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan. “They are desperate for water, food and in need of medical assistance.”Primary health care kits as well as recreational items for children will be distributed today. Yesterday, four trucks of supplies, including the treatment of malnutrition as well as sanitation items such as water containers and soap, were dispatched from UNICEF warehouses and taken to a UN displacement site in Juba as soon as movement became possible in the city. High-energy food bars were also distributed in two churches where families have gathered.Teams from UNICEF and partners are also working to assess the extent of humanitarian needs and have begun family tracing for children who became separated from their parents as families fled the fighting.“We are responding and that response will continue to grow, but it is vital that we are able to reach everyone in need and for that we must have unrestricted humanitarian access,” said Mdoe.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on March 5.The meeting, which is planned in the wake of recent Turkish press reports resurrecting claims of the existence of training camps for Kurdish terrorists in Greece, was agreed as foreign ministers from the two Aegean neighbors met on Friday in Ankara to discuss the details of the next session of the Greek-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council, which comprises ministers from the two states.The event will be attended by dozens of businesspeople from both countries.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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electionBalloting was suspended at three polling stations in Titas upazila of Cumilla after miscreants tried to occupy the centres on Sunday morning, reports UNB.The centres are Daskandi, Bhitikandi, Bonderampur government primary schools.Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rasheda Akhter announced the decision but there is no word about when balloting might resume at those centres.Voting in the fourth phase upazila election started at 8am and will continue until 4pm without any break.
It is not yet clear why the new alloy has such super bending properties, but the researchers suspect that it has to do with its ability to switch from one crystalline form to another, and then of course, back again without suffering from molecular knots, which for most alloys introduce imperfections, which lead to failure. Superelastic iron alloy could be used for heart and brain surgery Transforming Puzzles. Mixtures of the phases possible under the cofactor conditions that have been achieved in a real material by Chluba et al. These structures have zero energy and no stress. The domains in these microstructures are easily rearranged and likely contribute to the exceptional repeatability of the alloy discovered by Chluba et al. Credit: Xian Chen and Richard James © 2015 Phys.org Memory shape alloys got their name by the unique property of being able to be bent and returning to their original shape automatically. Such metals can have their shape altered by subjecting them to physical bending, or by heating them. Up till now, no such alloy was able to snap back after being subjected to bending more than a few thousand times—scientists would like to bump that number up significantly because it would allow for creating devices that are more durable—artificial aortic valves, for example, or as a replacement for liquids in refrigerating devices. But despite a lot of effort, no one had been able to find a way to make that happen.The researchers with the team readily acknowledge that their find was largely luck, they were tinkering with different mixtures, in this case, adding a little bit of cobalt to an already existing alloy made of nickel, copper and titanium. The resulting alloy surprised them during initial testing. Because such an alloy had never been created, neither had a means for testing its durability—they had to come up with two types of testing devices, one to repeatedly bend and allow for release, very quickly and another for heating and cooling. Both types of tests wound up having to run for weeks to reach the ten million mark. More information: Ultralow-fatigue shape memory alloy films Science 29 May 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6238 pp. 1004-1007 DOI: 10.1126/science.1261164 ABSTRACTFunctional shape memory alloys need to operate reversibly and repeatedly. Quantitative measures of reversibility include the relative volume change of the participating phases and compatibility matrices for twinning. But no similar argument is known for repeatability. This is especially crucial for many future applications, such as artificial heart valves or elastocaloric cooling, in which more than 10 million transformation cycles will be required. We report on the discovery of an ultralow-fatigue shape memory alloy film system based on TiNiCu that allows at least 10 million transformation cycles. We found that these films contain Ti2Cu precipitates embedded in the base alloy that serve as sentinels to ensure complete and reproducible transformation in the course of each memory cycle. Journal information: Science (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the University of Kiel in Germany and the University of Maryland in the U.S. has created a shape memory alloy that is able to be bent and snap back to its original form up to ten million times. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they came up with the alloy and why they believe it could have a wide variety of uses. Richard James of the University of Minnesota offers a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. 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. Transforming Puzzles. Mixtures of the phases possible under the cofactor conditions that have been achieved in a real material by Chluba et al. These structures have zero energy and no stress. The domains in these microstructures are easily rearranged and likely contribute to the exceptional repeatability of the alloy discovered by Chluba et al. Credit: Xian Chen and Richard James Explore further Citation: Memory shape alloy can be bent 10 million times and still snaps back (2015, May 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-memory-alloy-bent-million-snaps.html
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Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates News of the warrant, initially revealed by the daily Le Monde, came on the same day that UNESCO, the U.N. cultural arm, announced that it will go ahead with presenting a controversial $3 million research prize from Equatorial Guinea next week that pitted nations against each other at the institution dedicated to world harmony through education and culture.The prize has drawn condemnation from scholars, human rights groups and Western and other nations because of the poor human rights record of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea and corruption within the ruling clan.The head of the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Irina Bokova, had herself called the award divisive and tried to pressure Equatorial Guinea to withdraw it. With the board’s passage of the prize despite the controversy, she had said she would seek legal counsel about how to proceed and was apparently left with no choice.The name of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema was removed from the prize, first approved by UNESCO in 2008, to make it less objectionable to detractors, but that failed to calm the fires.“We condemn UNESCO’s decision to award this prize against the wishes of many of its own member states and international human rights community,” the U.S. ambassador to UNESCO David Killion said in a strongly worded statement. “We simply cannot promote this award given the concerns regarding the questionable source of the prize funds.” Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments Share Associated PressPARIS (AP) – France has issued an arrest warrant for the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, a suspect in an investigation into the alleged misspending of public funds, a judicial official said Friday.The warrant followed Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue’s failure to show up for questioning, and eventual preliminary charges, on Wednesday by investigative judges handling the probe, which targets the acquisition of properties in France by the leaders of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Republic of Congo, the official said. The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences will be awarded Tuesday to Egypt’s Maged Al-Sherbiny who heads his country’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology; South Africa’s Felix Dapare Dakora, of Tshwane University of Technology; and Mexico’s Rossana Arroyo, who teaches at National Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies.It was not immediately clear whether the timing of the two developments was linked.The warrant seeks the arrest of Obiang, the president’s son, for money laundering and misappropriation of public funds among other things _ charges that would have been leveled at the missed hearing as part of the probe, the official said. The judicial official is not authorized to speak publicly about the case and asked not to be identified.The son’s lawyer, Emmanuel Marsigny, contended that the arrest warrant is worthless because his client, recently named second vice president of his country, is covered by immunity.“You can think what you want about the Obiang family, but Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign state and he (Obiang, the son) is vice-president and recognized as such,” Marsigny said in an interview. Last September, French police seized 16 luxury cars of the son, including a Bugatti whose value was estimated at more than (EURO)1 million, expenditures suspected of being looted from the country whose population livesThat was followed by a search in mid-February of his vast and luxurious Paris apartment building _ a move considered illegal by Equatorial Guinea on the grounds, it said, that the building was part of its diplomatic mission.The U.S. also has zoned in on Obiang, the son, who is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation after he moved many millions of dollars of money into the country and, among other things, bought a $30 million home in Malibu, California.The French arrest warrant “is excellent news which sanctions the flagrant bad faith of Mr. Obiang,” said Joseph Breham, a lawyer with Sherpa, the anti-corruption association at the origin of the French complaint.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean How do cataracts affect your vision?
The Stanley Hotel & SuitesThe Stanley Hotel and Suites – open for businessHeralding a new era for Papua New Guinea’s accommodation and conference facilities and taking the destination’s first-class offering to levels previously unseen, The Stanley Hotel & Suites in Port Moresby has officially opened its doors for business.Dominating the landscape and standing 18-storeys high in the heart of the PNG capital close to Parliament House, government offices and many foreign embassies and consulates, this brand new luxury facility offers 433-rooms, including 99 serviced apartments and a 340-square-metre Presidential Suite located on the 18th floor.State of the art facilities include a 60-seat, fine dining grill-style restaurant, a split level executive club lounge, more than 2,000 square metres of function space and the largest ballroom in PNG at 1,600 square meters.Add to this a lobby level, cafe-style restaurant and a lounge bar offering all-day dining, a 3,000-square-metre outdoor area and pool deck on level four, a gym and a full day spa with five large treatment rooms and a hot tub.Hardly surprising a very excited General Manager, Geoff Haigh has positioned the hotel as comparable with any five-star hotel in the world and “one that has changed the Port Moresby hotel landscape forever.”“Officially we are still in our soft opening period, but both local and international demand is already strong and interest levels are very high,” Mr Haigh said.Located just three kilometres from Jackson International Airport and six kilometres from Port Moresby’s main downtown area, The Stanley Hotel & Suites conveniently adjoins the city’s biggest shopping complex, the Vision City Mega-Mall. The Stanley Hotel & Suitesbook your rooms here Source = The Stanley Hotel & Suites
Police in Famagusta and Limassol were on Tuesday investigating four separate arson cases involving six cars, which were badly damaged.At Paralimini, police were looking into an arson attack involving three vehicles parked outside a house.Police said the call came in at 1.30am with firefighters finding three cars in flames at the scene.Preliminary examination of the scene determined that the blaze had been set deliberately. The cars belong to three different people leading investigators to believe that maybe one of them was the target but the flames spread to the other two vehicles.At about the same time in Limassol, the fire service scrambled to put out a fire in a car belonging to a 53-year-old woman from Kato Polemidia.The vehicle, which was parked outside her home, was badly damaged by the fire. The owner said she did not know who may be behind the arson.At 4.30am, firefighters had to respond to two separate incidents involving car fires. The first car was one that was reported stolen by its owner and was found burning in an open parking lot on the corner of Nicos and Despina Pattihis and Spyros Kyprianou Streets.The second vehicle belonged to a 48-year-old and was apparently set alight while parked in the Yermasoyia area. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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We look forward to even closer engagement with it this year and beyond?Union Minister of Health and Family WelfareIndiaGhulam Nabi Azad 700 participants from around the world and Indiaincluding health and development ministerssenior government and UN officialsdonorshealth care professionalscivil society representatives and academics will review the commitments made to the Global Strategy for Womens and Childrens Health and will identify action to be taken by the Partners Over the past decade many countries have taken significant steps towards achieving the MDGsbut there is need for renewed energy and commitment in this last mileparticularly in regard to achieving MDGs 4to reduce child mortality & 5to improve maternal health For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday said it would support the agitating farmers by holding a series of farmers’mahapanchayats (mega-gathering) beginning with a 72-hour-long satyagraha in Bhopal on Wednesday Representational image AFP "Congress will hold a series of farmers’ mahapanchayats beginning with a 72-hour-long Satyagraha from Wednesday at TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan Subsequently a mahapanchayat will be held at Khategaon on 17 June" state Congress chief Arun Yadav said Then there would be a mahapanchayat at Sagar on 19 June Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan makes "empty announcements" whenever farmers take to the streets he said "Chouhan made several announcements in the past whenever farmers protested but no action was taken on the ground Chouhan is known for empty announcements Three farmers have committed suicide in the last three days" Yadav said Asked about the allegation that Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik was seen asking her supporters to set a police station on fire Yadav said it was only a half-truth "Police misbehaved with Khatik and drenched her with water The dignity of a Dalit woman was violated So she must have said it in a fit of anger" the state Congress chief said After the CBI failed to find any incriminating evidence against bus conductor Ashok Kumar in the murder of Ryan International School student Pradyuman Thakur the Gurugram district court has granted him bail on a bond of Rs 50000 media reports said on Tuesday On the other hand the Punjab and Haryana High Court also granted anticipatory bail to the Pinto family which owns the Ryan group File photo of Ashok Kumar the school bus conductor PTI According to CNN-News18 the Gurugram district court judge said on Tuesday that the CBI had given no evidence against the conductor Thecourt could not find new grounds on which the bail could be opposed However CBI has maintained that they are not giving a clean chit to Ashok The court exonerated Ashok on Tuesday saying it’s a matter of life and deathand grantedthe bail with a bond of Rs 50000 "The bail was granted under Article 21 of the Constitution There were a lot of differences between findings of CBI and Haryana Police We were given benefit of doubt" Ashok’s lawyer Anil Sharma was quoted as saying by ANI After Tuesday’s court session Pradyuman’s father Varun Thakur said that thefamily had trust in the Judiciary "There are facts being considered to give my child justice" he told reporters An audio clip of Ashok’s uncle talking to the accused Class XI student’s family had recently surfaced on social media On Tuesday Varun said that the CBI was conducting an inquiry on it Came to know from media reports about an audio clip that has emerged with conversations b/w Ashok’s & juvenile’s family CBI is conducting an inquiry and let us wait for the result: Varun Thakur #Pradyuman’s father pictwittercom/WiqbKVNO8J — ANI (@ANI) November 21 2017 Speaking to CNN-News18 Varun’s lawyer Sushil Tekhriwal said: "There was no incriminating evidence found against Ashok In such circumstances it becomes imperative for the court to take a view We respect the decision" Tekhriwal criticised the circulation of audio clips as the CBI investigated the murder "We have submitted audio with CBI to determine genuineness Prima facie it was very disturbing" he said Pradyuman’s father will continue this fight till justice is served We have complete trust on law Haryana Police has tried to shield the real culprit & botch up the entire investigation: Sushil Tekriwal lawyer of Pradyuman family #PradyumanMurderCase pictwittercom/RHh8kKIT9m — ANI (@ANI) November 21 2017 After the court’s decision Ashok’s father told reporters:"We are really happy that Ashok has been granted bail" Meanwhile the CBI summoned Ashok’suncle OP Chopra over the audio clip Chopra admitted to having the conversation but denied havingany knowledge about the family connection to the case "I didn’t know that it is the same family He is from our village which is why I asked him about who he is" Chopra told Times Now Last week the CBI hadopposed Ashok’s bail plea and soughtadditional time to gain more information to ascertain why he was arrested by the Haryana Police The investigating agency in a statement had said that the bus conductorand the gardener of the school alleged that police ‘coerced’ them to repeat their version of the crime sequence and that they were also beaten up Thearrest of a Class XI student who confessed to the crime paved the way for Ashok to seek bail With inputs from PTI had moved the forum after the insurance firm refused his reimbursement request. To score that one extra mark,one can ace out the other by a fraction of a point.Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 12 Who?that was imported from the West,the SC states that ?which goes to people, she added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 19 2013 1:23 am Related News The city unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be in a dilemma over the filing of nominations for the elections to sub-committees of the Municipal Corporation With the BJP being in the minority in most of the sub-committeescontesting the electionsit will be a tough task for the party in coming times Thursday is the last date for filing nominations for the elections of sub-committees of the Municipal Corporation It is likely that Congress councillors will file nominations for all sub-committees except where nominated councillors are filing Of the 12 sub-committeesfor three the chairpersons had earlier been selected For two sub-committees it was the nominated councillors who are the chairpersons and for one of the sub-committeesa Congress councillor was elected The notification for the nine sub-committees was received recently In most of thesethe BJP-SAD alliance has one or two members It is only in the Apni Mandi committee and the slum development committee that the number is higher This leaves BJP with lesser chances of winning the elections A councillor of the party said that a meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the issue The councillors will meet again on Thursday to take a final decision Last yearthere was much ruckus in the Municipal Corporation over constitution of the committees The BJP councillors had tendered resignations stating that they were not given adequate representation Later the councillors of the party were made chairpersons of some committees and vice chairpersons of others and the issue was resolved For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 28 2017 3:22 am Gambling and betting activities were being carried out at the house for the past 25 days Express Top News Days after an illegal casino operating from a south Delhi farmhouse was busted Delhi Police late Saturday arrested 25 persons including a 45-year-old ex-model for allegedly running a gambling den in southeast Delhi’s Greater Kailash-I area They were released on bail hours later Investigation so far has revealed that customers all small-time businessmen used to come in cabs to avoid parking brawl and detection DCP (southeast) Romil Baaniya said they received information Saturday about gambling and betting in a house at Pamposh Enclave “A team was formed under the supervision of ACP (Lajpat Nagar) Satish Kain A raid was conducted and 25 people including owner of the house Anupama Jain were arrested They were found indulging in gambling and betting at the time of the raid” he added A case has been registered under sections 3 4 5 9 55 of the Delhi Gambling Act at Greater Kailash police station Baaniya said Jain claimed to be an ex-model and works as an event manager Twenty-four others including servers and players were arrested “We have seized Rs 758 lakh 45 packets of playing cards 2700 tokens of different value poker table a bingo game set 25 cellphones and a currency counting machine She was carrying out gambling and betting activities for the last 25 days Most of the people who visited her home were from Greater Kailash Munirka Pitampura and Janakpuri area” he added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: August 2 2017 12:43 am Kushan Nandy has expressed dismay and surprise over CBFC’s decision to suggest 48 cuts to Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Related News The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is yet again in news for the wrong reasons The CBFC has asked for 48 cuts in the upcoming Bollywood movie Babumoshai Bandookbaaz which stars Bidita Bag and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead Talking about the latest development Babumoshai Bandookbaaz director Kushan Nandy expressed dismay and surprise “CBFC has given me an adult certificate Then why the 48 cuts Are they trying to tell me that the adults who to come to see it need to be monitored and supervised”Nandy told indianexpresscom He further added that he will be approaching the tribunal for justice Kushan said “This is downright idiotic We are hopeful that the tribunal will give us justice” Meanwhile Ashoke Pandit a member of the CBFC and Vice President of IMPPA lashed out at CBFC’s functioning He said “Pahlaj Nihalani has done it again Not only have they given 48 cuts to the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz but also members of the screening committee humiliated the producer for the choice of subject and the female lead’s clothes” Following this controversy the Indian Film and TV Directors Association has organised a press conference to discuss this issues and possible action against CBFC’s ruling This is not the first time that CBFC has acted against a bold film Earlier Lipstick Under My Burkha directed by Alankrita Shrivastava also faced difficulty when it reached the Censor table The Censor Board had called it a “lady-oriented” film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s boss is ‘silencing’ her escalating the war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Rafale deal Rahul Gandhi’s comments come a day after Sitharaman said that the Congress’ allegations on the procurement deal are ‘shameful’ and a ‘disservice’ to the armed forces The Congress vice-president hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his response and said "Dear RM (Raksha Mantri) what is shameful is your boss silencing you" Dear RM what’s shameful is your boss silencing you Please tell us : 1 Final price of each Rafale jet 2 Did PM take CCS permission before announcing purchase in Paris 3 Why PM bypassed experienced HAL & gave the deal to AA rated businessman with no defence experience — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 18 2017 Gandhi sought to know why the Modi government ‘bypassed’ India’s public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and whether it took the permission of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) before announcing the purchase of the jets in Paris The Congress has accused the NDA government of changing the ‘entire deal’ to benefit a businessman It has alleged that after Modi visited France in April 2015 the government cancelled the earlier UPA deal that made HAL a partner of Dassault Aviation and signed a new $87 trillion dollar deal in September 2016 as reported by Hindustan Times Addressing a press conference on Friday Sitharaman had said that the deal was finalised by following a ‘transparent procedure’ She had asserted that the urgent requirement of the Indian Air Force was the reason why the deal was sealed The defence minister said that the deal was finalised after five rounds of lengthy discussions between Indian and French sides and approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security She also claimed that no private party is involved in the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircrafts Smt @nsitharaman on #Rafale : "Tie-ups between companies are a matter of their own commercial prudence No private party is involved in the acquisition of 36 #Rafale aircraft" (4) — Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) November 17 2017 Bharuch:Sharpening his attack on theCongress in poll-bound Gujarat Prime Minister Narendra Modiaccused the Congress of seeking to dividesociety on the basis of caste and religion Resuming his campaign in his home state where the firstphase of Assembly elections is to be held on 9 December Modilashed out at the Congress saying that it wanted to create"walls between brothers" "The people of Gujarat know what the Congress is up to? ‘Katti Batti’ starring Kangana and Imran is going to hit theatres on September 4.
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peppy and high on energy number, For all the latest Entertainment News, whose combined efficiency stymied West Indies in their pursuit of drawing the match and keeping the series alive. The tender process had finished in February and the lowest bidder was allotted the tender over two-and-a-half months ago. Transport Joint Secretary M M Sabharwal said,We are verifying all the documents submitted by the vendor and by Mondaythe file will be mooted to the competent authority for approvalso that we can start the process of installing HSRP at the earliest. The economic reforms undertaken by the Centre and state provide immense potential to take business partnership to level next globally. he added. Once the SHA is signed then the Joint Venture Company (CHIAL) will be able to open a bank account and operate. 2013 2:22 am Related News Two women and an auto driver were robbed of their money, The Karnataka government should crack the case soon.
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