SL, Svitzer Strike Deal on Tug Outsourcing

first_imgzoom Tug operators Smit Lamnalco Towage (Australia) Pty Ltd. (SL) and Svitzer Australia (Svitzer) have entered into a three-year tug-outsourcing Service Level Agreement for the Ports of Newcastle, Sydney (Port Botany) and Melbourne.The deal follows discussions between the two parties with the purpose of seeking to ensure the optimal utilisation of existing towage vessels in each of the relevant ports.“Under the SLA Svitzer will provide towage services to SL on an arms‐length basis. This will ensure that both Parties are able to continue competing for customers and to carry out harbour towage operations consistent with the requirement s of the relevant ports, with a view to improving the productivity and efficiency in each of the ports and the port‐related supply chain,” SL said in an emailed statement.Furthermore, Svitzer will also enter into standard Bare Boat Charter Agreements for 6 of SL’s 30 vessels deployed in Australia.Under the Bare Boat Charter Agreements there are no restrictions on SL redeploying any other vessel in its fleet to any port in Australia, including those ports where Svitzer intends to operate vessels that are the subject of the Bare Boat Agreements and the SLA, the statement said. There is also no restriction on Svitzer deploying the 6 vessels, which have been chartered from SL, anywhere in Australia.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Launches PrePrimary Pilot Program

first_imgSome of Nova Scotia’s youngest learners will be better prepared for school thanks to a new pre-primary pilot program launched today, Dec. 1. The pilot program will run for two years, providing 720 four-year-olds with an early childhood learning experience that is intended to help them adapt to Grade Primary more easily. “This is an educational first for Atlantic Canada,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir, who officially launched the program at Elmsdale District School. “This program will help more young children get started on the right path.” Research shows that a high-quality early childhood education program fosters a positive attitude toward learning, gives children a better educational foundation, and makes them better prepared for public school. “I think this program will be a big advantage for my daughter before she starts Primary next year,” said parent Mary Ann Gallant-Davis, whose daughter, Krista, has been attending the Elmsdale program since October. “So far, I’m very impressed.” The majority of the 19 pilot sites opened earlier this fall. The last five will begin in January 2006. Four are located in the Halifax Regional School Board and the fifth is in the South Shore Regional School Board. Each pilot site offers a full-day, activity-based program for up to 18 children. Emphasis is on developing social skills, familiarizing children with the school structure, and helping them acquire the foundation skills they will need to read, write and learn mathematics. The program also as well as provides valuable experiences in the arts and physical activity. “This program has really met the need in our community,” said Grant Dunn, principal of Carleton Consolidated School near Yarmouth. Carleton’s pilot program opened in September. “We’ve been going less than four months, but already I can see the benefits to the children,” he said. Mr. Dunn said Carleton’s 11 pre-primary students are thriving in the program. They are engaged in the curriculum, spending their day drawing, building with blocks, learning their ABCs, playing, and participating in school activities. “They are very involved in our school life,” he said. “The older kids just love them.” The program, which has been developed in partnership with the departments of Community Services and Health, and Nova Scotia Health Promotion is being piloted in all eight school boards. Mr. Muir said care was taken by boards to place the pilots in schools where classroom space is available and access to community-based child care is limited. “There are some excellent private programs in the province, but not all children have access to them,” he said. The pilots, which are staffed by two qualified early childhood educators, will be evaluated at the end of the 2006-07 school year. School boards will have the opportunity to make recommendations to government on the future of the program, Mr. Muir said. A free ‘ready-to-learn’ pre-primary program was promised in the 2003 Blueprint for Building a Better Nova Scotia, and reaffirmed in Learning for Life II, the government’s new plan for education.last_img read more

Nepal appeals to international agencies for help in floodhit areas toll rises

first_imgKathmandu: Flood-hit Nepal has appealed to the international agencies for help to prevent the possible water-borne diseases and to ensure proper health services to the tens of thousand of people affected by the incessant rains that has claimed at least 67 lives, according to media reports. Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts and 10,385 households have been affected. Thirty two people are reported to be missing in the rain-related incidents that have thrown normal life out of gear in central and eastern parts of the country. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping Many parts of Kathmandu, including Kalanki, Kupondole, Kuleshwor and Balkhu were submerged under water on Friday. Nepal Police said they have rescued 1,445 stranded people from different parts of the country, including Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Dhading, Rautahat, Chitawan and Siraha. An emergency meeting was called on Sunday to take stock of the damage caused by the rains. Representatives of the World Health Organisation Nepal Office, the United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other agencies were present at the meeting, The Kathmandu Post reported. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang The Health Emergency Operation Centre, set up by the Ministry of Health and Population, has asked international partner agencies to help and mobilise their mechanisms in the districts hit by flood and landslide. During the meeting at the Health Ministry on Sunday, the centre informed representatives of the agencies about the possible risk of disease outbreaks in the districts. “We have also requested them to mobilise their local channels in the areas of need. All our international partner agencies are ready to provide all kinds of help,” Chudamani Bhandari, chief of the centre, told the Post. The Health Ministry has also directed all the central-level hospitals and medical colleges to prepare emergency teams of doctors to be mobilised in the disaster-hit areas, Bhandari said. Three teams of doctors from the Health Ministry would be deployed on Monday to Pathlaiya of Bara district, Lahan of Siraha district and Bardibas of Mahottari district of Province 2, one of the provinces worst hit by the floods, he said. Those teams would coordinate with the provincial and local governments to ensure health services to the needy people. Health experts have warned of possible outbreaks of waterborne diseases diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E in the flood-hit areas of the Tarai region, as most of the water resources have been contaminated by floodwaters, the report said. “Cases of malaria, dengue, kalajar could go up and people in the affected areas are vulnerable to snake bites as well,” said Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, an official at the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division. The division has also urged all provincial governments to not allow health workers to take leave during the monsoon, which is considered an epidemic season. Provinces 1, 2 and 3 are the worst hit, with Lalitpur, Bhojpur and Rautahat witnessing the highest death toll, The Himalayan Times reported. Provincial governments have decided to provide relief for flood and landslide victims. They will also provide free medical treatment to the 38 people who have been injured so far. According to the Flood Forecasting Section on Sunday, water level in the major rivers is coming down. The section, however, has warned people to remain alert, as risk of landslides has increased due to continuous rainfall for the last four days, it said. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) warned the public to remain on high alert and said that air and road traffic could be affected due to low visibility. Heavy rainfall has led the water level in the rivers to rise.last_img read more

CRPF issues new helpline number administration pitches in for a smooth Eid

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of Eid al-Adha, the Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) Sunday released a new helpline for people, especially Kashmiris, who require help for their families or are in distress. The development comes amid a blackout on communication, including, for the first time, fixed-line phone services besides the internet.The Srinagar-based ‘madadgaar’ helpline posted a message on Twitter, saying people could call on 9469793260 “for any assistance or updates”. Its standard official number 14111, officials said, was not working due to the communication clampdown in the Kashmir Valley. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The tweet also stated that help could be sought over its official handle @CRPFmadadgaar. The helpline will also share with the callers the active contact numbers of local police stations so that people can get in touch with them to obtain or send information about their near and dear ones, PTI reported quoting an official.The development comes amid reports that people are trying everything, from lining up at crowded government offices that have working telephones to approaching OB vans of satellite news channels, to get word out to their families. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Meanwhile, the J&K civil administration is working round the clock to ensure a smooth Eid in the valley. As many as 300 special telephone booths are being established to help the public to communicate with their kin and relatives. The authorities have also deployed mobile vans for the door to door delivery of vegetables, LPG cylinders, poultry and eggs. Treasuries, banks and ATMs have been made functional even on holidays in the run-up to the festival, PTI quoted a government official as saying. Six ‘mandies’ have been established in Srinagar city. Kashmir article 370, BJP Jammu Kashmir, Modi Kashmir, Pakistan Imran Khan Kashmir, Kashmir curfew, Kashmir Ladakh Union Territory, Jammu Kashmir news, , The authorities have also deployed mobile vans for the door to door delivery of vegetables, LPG cylinders, poultry and eggs. (File) Ration ‘ghats’ in every district have been set up for adequate supply groceries to people. Out of 3,697 rations ‘ghats’ in Kashmir division, 3,557 rations ‘ghats’ have been made operational to provide essentials to the general public, PTI reported. On Sunday, Governor Satya Pal Malik extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and prayed for their well-being and prosperity. In his message, the governor said he hopes that this festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, and revive the glorious pluralistic ethos for which Jammu and Kashmir has been known for centuries past. The developments come even as Section 144 is still imposed in Kashmir valley amid a heavy troop deployment.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

US government broadcaster to punish workers for Soros report

first_imgWASHINGTON – The U.S. government’s international broadcasting agency says it will discipline employees responsible for a television report on philanthropist George Soros that violated its professional ethics and standards.The U.S. Agency for Global Media says that those who produced the report would be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into “apparent misconduct” and may face disciplinary measures, including firing depending on the results of the probe.The report on Soros aired in May on Spanish-language Radio Television Marti network, which broadcasts to Cuba.It described him as a “Jewish multi-millionaire” influencing nations through nongovernment groups. It referenced the conservative organization Judicial Watch as believing he was undermining democracies.Recently, Soros has been accused without evidence by right-wing commentators and politicians of funding migrants heading to the U.S. from Central America.___This story has been corrected to say the TV Marti report referenced Judicial Watch, not quoted the organization.last_img read more

8 Unforgettable Football Moments of 2018

Rabat – Undoubtedly, 2018 has been a year full of unforgettable moments in football both in Morocco and around the world. It was a hard year for some and a fantastic year for others.Before 2018 ends, football fans should take a moment to reflect on the most unforgettable football moments of the year. Atlas Lions’ games in the World Cup Moroccan national team at the World CupPeople from all over the world witnessed the level of Morocco’s performance in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The Atlas Lions played solidly in the World Cup and made two big European national teams, Spain and Portugal, fight to get out of the group stage.The two European neighbors both struggled to defeat their African rival. Many Moroccans believe if VAR was not used in favor of Portugal and Spain, Morocco would have made them pack their bags and leave the World Cup early.Casablanca’s Raja Athletic Club sloganRaja Athletic Club supportersFans of Raja De Casablanca (RCA) repeatedly chanted a slogan in September during a game expressing their discontent over living conditions, discrimination, and oppression in Morocco.A video documenting the chant was widely shared on social media and received many comments.The video crossed the Moroccan borders to into other Arab communities, collecting about 4 million views on Youtube.The rise of CHAN champion Ayoub El KaabiAyoub El Kaabi Moroccan football playerThe Moroccan football team of players without international contracts delivered a world-class performance during the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The competition promoted the rise of a talented young player, Ayoub El Kaabi, who scored in every match.El Kaabi displayed pure talent throughout the entire tournament scoring 8 goals in 5 matches, making him the top goal scorer in the entire history of CHAN.The Atlas Lions won the title of the 5th CHAN on February 4.Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real MadridZinedine Zidane former Real Madrid coachSince coach Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid, the club has experienced the worst period in its recent history. When Zidane left his post managing the “merengues,” it was the first blow to the club’s continuous success in a long time.After 2.5 seasons, 3 Champions Leagues, and several attempts to convince Zidane to continue with the club, Zidane made up his mind on May 31.Zidane pointed out that the club needed change to evolve. Mohamed Salah’s injury and recoveryMohamed Salah shoulder injury at the 2018 champions league finalWe all remember the UEFA Champions League final match when Mohamed Salah sustained a shoulder injury following a tackle from Sergio Ramos. It seemed he would have to abstain from participating in the World Cup.Many viewed the tackle as monstrous and heavily criticized Ramos. Salah recovered faster than expected and participated in the World Cup with the Egyptian national team.Luka Modric’s World Cup performanceMOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 11: Luka Modric of Croatia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)Luka Modric, a Croatian midfielder, is certainly a symbol of a leader who brought joy to his country and impressed football fans with his outstanding performance in the 2018 World Cup.He led the Croatian national football team to defeat some of the strongest nations, like Argentina and England, all the way to the World Cup final before losing to France.The 33-year-old midfielder also ended a decade of Ronaldo’s and Messi’s reign over the Ballon d’Or. He was the first Croatian to ever win the renowned individual award in football.He has just been chosen Balkan athlete of the year, ahead of tennisman Novak Djokovic and tenniswoman Simona Halep.  Real Madrid’s 12th UEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid C.F. the Winner Of The Champions League in 2018On June 26, Real Madrid made history when it won its third consecutive Champions League trophy in a match against Liverpool.Winning the Champions League final match for the third time in a row had never been accomplished by a club. By claiming its 12th title, Real Madrid proved once again that it was the number one contender to win the UEFA Champions League trophy, despite its modest performance in La Liga.Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to JuventusCristiano Ronaldo’s announcement that he would leave Real Madrid right after winning the UEFA Champions League final match on June 26 left Real Madrid’s fans and players in a state of uncertainty.After nine seasons with “Los Blancos,” Ronaldo joined the “Old Lady,” Juventus, on July 10. The 33-year old forward signed for four seasons for €100 million with an estimated salary of €30 million.Suffering from both Zidane’s and Ronaldo’s departures, Real Madrid is now experiencing its worst performance in La Liga history with five defeats and two draws out of 16 matches. read more

Annan marks centenary of visionary former UN leader Hammarskjölds birth

“A visionary in so many ways, he understood that…in our interconnected world the human family cannot enjoy security without development, cannot enjoy development without security, and cannot enjoy either without respect for human rights,” Mr. Annan said in a statement delivered by former Under-Secretary-General Sir Brian Urquhart at a ceremony in Backåkra, Sweden.He also knew that to act on that understanding, “we need a strong United Nations, and true solidarity among Governments and peoples,” Mr. Annan said, stressing that those principles, which Mr. Hammarskjöld pursued tirelessly during his tenure as UN chief, from 1953 to 1961, and throughout his life, summed up the very mission the UN was undertaking in this, its 60th anniversary year.During the seismic global shifts that characterized Mr. Hammarskjöld’s years at the helm, more than 25 countries gained independence and became Member States of the UN. “”[In addition] no one…tried harder to grasp the promise and problems of Africa. No one searched more deeply for solutions,” Mr. Annan said.Mr. Hammarskjöld was constantly exploring new diplomatic techniques, from the creative use of his own office as Secretary-General, to the pioneering practice of preventive diplomacy. “Mr. Hammarskjöld embodied the very definition of a visionary, for he saw things in a way that was far ahead of his time,” he said.”That we are acting on that vision today is surely the best tribute we could pay to this exceptional human being, who saw himself as a servant as much as a leader, and who for that reason, was followed by many; who knew and loved his country deeply, and was inspired by its ideals to work for the good of the world,” Mr. Annan said. read more

How direct sales companies have grown since the days of Tupperware parties

Diana Eves, centre, promotes her product, Steeped Tea, at a home tasting session in Chestermere, Alta., Thursday, July 21, 2016. Multi-level marketing or direct selling is often associated with the heyday of Tupperware parties. It has since ballooned to include folks peddling jewellery, handbags, kitchen gadgets, makeup, leggings and more for companies often touting a profitable side hustle, along with empowerment to mostly female recruits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh How direct sales companies have grown since the days of Tupperware parties by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 22, 2016 7:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – About three years ago, Diana Eves signed up to sell loose leaf tea and recruit salespeople for a company called Steeped Tea on her mother’s insistence.The Calgarian says she now rakes in about $1,300 monthly from commission on her sales and those of some of her recruits. Within the next two years, she plans to leave her retail job.“Being your own boss is a huge benefit,” she says, rattling off a list of other advantages of her gig including flexible work hours and the camaraderie among her team.This business model referred to as multi-level marketing or direct selling is often associated with the heyday of Tupperware parties. It has since ballooned to include folks peddling jewellery, handbags, kitchen gadgets, makeup, leggings and more for companies often touting a profitable side hustle, along with empowerment to mostly female recruits.In Canada, nearly 800,000 people attempt to make money this way, according to the Direct Sellers Association of Canada. In the U.S., 20.2 million worked as consultants last year, according to the Direct Selling Association, a jump of 11 per cent from the prior year.But some say consultants don’t stand to profit much and the arrangement can create pressure to supplement a loved one’s income.Multi-level marketing structures are prone to operate as illegal pyramid schemes, said William W. Keep, the dean of the College of New Jersey School of Business, who studies these types of business models.Some of these companies require consultants purchase a minimum amount of products monthly and can’t show sufficient public demand for their goods, he said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently ordered one of them, Herbalife, to restructure its American operations, including ensuring that at least 80 per cent of its product sales come from retail customers.However, many of these companies maintain they are not pyramid schemes. They can operate legally in Canada, according to the Canadian Consumer Handbook, so long as they abide by the Competition Act, which includes not selling onerous amounts of inventory to consultants.Eves said she doesn’t stock up on Steeped Tea goods, and the company is not a pyramid scheme because it promotes a product and gives all recruits the same opportunity to succeed. She stressed she is not a Steeped Tea employee, so her views don’t necessarily reflect those of the company.Steeped Tea did not make anyone available for an interview or answer questions via email prior to publication.But just because the companies follow the letter of the law doesn’t mean making money is easy.At Scentsy, a fragrance company, consultants fall into nine tiers, according to a company document posted on their website that shows average annual earnings as of December 2014.Nearly 65 per cent of its consultants — more than 66,000 — sit on the second tier, where the average worker made US$463.34 in a year.Top-level directors, of which there are fewer than 200, earned an average of US$113,363.98. The highest earner made nearly US$1 million, while its least profitable director took home just more than US$6,000.Scentsy also did not make anyone available for an interview or answer questions via email.The probability of success, Keep said, is not encouraging based on the limited earnings information available from multi-level marketing companies.People looking for “significant financial gain” rather than social benefits shouldn’t sign up, said Ela Veresiu, assistant professor of marketing at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto.“For the fun aspect of it, for the free products, to keep busy — sure,” said Veresiu.Eves says the amount of income one can earn boils down to one thing.“The bottom line is the same: it’s your motivation,” she said. “If there’s six people on your block that sell Steeped Tea, I guess you’re just going to have to try a little harder.”But “unintended negative consequences” of this sales model, said Veresiu, include straining social relationships through sales efforts.U.S. humour writer Rachael Pavlik captured this sentiment in a satirical rant published last November on Scary Mommy, an online parenting publication, about why she’s no longer shelling out dollars for products her friends sell.In an interview, Pavlik said at one point, she would receive a couple of invitations a week to attend sales parties. She bought several things before she stopped going.“It just feels very phoney to me and it’s like I’m just a prospect for you to make more money,” she said of recruiting friends to a sales force.“A good way to lose friends is to push people into something that they don’t want to do so that you can make money.”Eves said she avoids that tension by focusing her recruitment efforts on strangers and not targeting individuals in her social media posts about products.Still, she acknowledges friendships may fall apart if the seller feels judged and the friend feels obligated.“I think that you’ve got to watch that on both sides.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

Lets Overreact To MLB Opening Weekend

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight The Hot Takedown crew gathers this week to discuss March Madness upsets and the first few MLB games. Over the weekend, Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four with a 1-point win over the pre-tournament favorite, Duke. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo lauded the top seed, calling the Blue Devils arguably “the best team in the country.” We look at whether Duke is worthy of the praise and what we can expect going into this weekend’s games. Also, Neil has a perfect bracket and we’ll never let it go.Our second segment takes stock of MLB’s opening weekend, including which teams faltered and which are surging. With the season barely underway, what warrants concern and what’s an overreaction? Could the Braves’ lackluster start have been predicted? Andy Bunker of Atlanta’s 92.9 “The Game” sure seems to think so. Using our Elo model, we discuss whether other weekend surprises and uproars deserve our attention — or if it’s still too early to tell.Finally, our Rabbit Hole of the Week takes a look at the youngest athlete in pro baseball. There’s a lot of, “He was born when?!” “Gen Z?!”Here’s what we’re looking at this week:We can’t take our eyes off the FiveThirtyEight March Madness interactive.FiveThirtyEight’s MLB predictions are also demanding our attention.Revisiting Travis Sawchik’s analysis of Christian Yelich feels particularly relevant after his opening weekend performance. read more

Bundesliga Kiel invincible

← Previous Story Denmark: AG Kobenhavn confirms domination, beats Bjerringbro Next Story → ASOBAL: Ademar struggles to beat San Antonio I believe I can use the Erich Maria Remarque novel title “All Quiet on the Western Front” as today’s introduction for the Bundesliga games today. To be specific and short, THW Kiel are still unbeaten. 9 games, 9 wins.THW Kiel continued their domination in the Bundesliga. Now the victim is Melsungen, a team in terrific form. However, it was only enough in the first half, holding Kiel to 14:14, and even leading for some time in the 2nd half by one goal. But then it all came back to its place, and THW showed their strength. Zeitz and Ilic scored 6, while Sprenger scored 4 for a home victory of 28:23.In the other game, Gummersbach held Fuchse Berlin to a draw (28:28) with a goal in the last second. Fuchse Berlin had two goals advantage with two minutes to go, but Adrian Pfahl scores for Gummersbach and it’s 70 seconds til the end. With 10 seconds to go, Fuchse makes technical error by Laen, and it’s Gummersbach ball. A timeout follows, and in the last second Barna Putics scores for the home side, bringing them a draw and big joy for the home fans. read more

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany

first_imgIT’S BEEN CALLED the Merkel mystery: How did a pastor’s daughter who once marched in the uniform of East Germany’s communist youth end up leading a conservative, male-dominated party from West Germany to become the country’s first female chancellor?With Angela Merkel favoured to win Sunday’s national elections, observers at home and abroad are once again puzzling over the reasons for her success. Is it her doctorate in natural sciences that gives her an edge when it comes to solving problems? Or does the experience of watching the state in which she grew up collapse mean she takes nothing for granted?One point most pundits can agree on is that almost all of Merkel’s opponents have underestimated her from the moment Chancellor Helmut Kohl picked her for his first Cabinet just a year after she entered politics.“She didn’t start at a local level. She went straight to the Cabinet table,” said Jacqueline Boysen, her biographer. Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer. Pic: AP Photo/Matthias SchradeHer husband, a noted chemist, rarely complains about her cooking, the website says. “But my cakes always have too little streusel for his liking,” Merkel is quoted as saying, referring to the butter, sugar and dough flakes traditionally sprinkled on German fruit cakes.Angela Merkel: I regard the Anglo Tapes with contempt>This 100-year-old Berlin dance hall holds ghosts of German history>Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes> Merkel is now widely regarded as Europe’s most powerful leader. Comparisons have been drawn with Catherine the Great, the German-born czarina who ruled Russia in the late 18th century and whose portrait graces the chancellor’s otherwise spartan office.Both women grew up in the Prussian heartland, northeast of Berlin, displaying a sharp mind from an early age. And both were prepared to be ruthless in their pursuit of political power. While Catherine reputedly had her husband Czar Peter III murdered, Merkel famously turned on Kohl, her long-time mentor, after he became embroiled in scandal. Catherine the Great. Image: AP photo/PA ImagesHer election as chancellor in 2005 was the culmination of 16 years of patient toil. It reflects her philosophy, summed up in one of her favorite phrases: “step by step.”This has been her response to almost all challenges, including the European debt crisis from which Germany was largely spared — one of the reasons Merkel’s approval ratings remain around 70 per cent after eight years in powerSome observers have accused Merkel of having no grand vision. With the exception of her abrupt 2011 decision to phase out nuclear power within a decade, Merkel has been wary of pursuing major projects.“I think that Mrs Merkel doesn’t think that political visions are the task of a chancellor,” said Ralph Bollmann, a correspondent for the conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.She’s accused of having no convictions and being super-pragmatic. I would say that it’s precisely that pragmatism that’s her biggest conviction.To make that point, Merkel whipped out her party’s traditional slogan — “No experiments” — at an election rally last week in the western city of Dusseldorf.The chancellor is hoping voters will see things the same way come tomorrow. Still, mindful of an unexpectedly narrow victory in 2005 and stung by her party’s loss of an important German state earlier this year, Merkel has downplayed recent polls that put her coalition in the lead and warned Germans that they could wake up with the ex-communist Left Party in government if they don’t vote for her.Can she switch off from the job?Merkel has also learned to employ her wry, self-deprecating sense of humor to full effect. In a recent discussion with female voters, Merkel was asked whether she can ever switch off from her job as German leader. She replied:Of course. When I’m stirring a saucepan I don’t say to myself, ‘Now the chancellor is stirring a saucepan.’Another trademark feature is the prayer-like way she folds her hands while posing for photographs. So recognisable is the gesture — known as the “Merkel diamond” — that her party has used it on their biggest election poster near Berlin’s main train station. Alongside is the slogan: “Germany’s future — in good hands.”center_img The ‘Merkel Diamond’ trademark gesture has become so well known that the hands of the new wax figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, shows it. Pic: Markus Schreiber/AP/PA Images.The idea that Merkel is good at what she does is reflected in another phrase used to describe the way voters feel about her: “Mommy will sort it out.”The motherly reference to Merkel, who has no children of her own, was once used by her enemies to poke fun at her dowdy demeanour. With two terms behind her, “Mutti” — “Mommy” — has become a term of endearment and familiarity.“Germans feel they don’t have a whole lot to lose if things just stay the same,” says Juliane Mendelsohn, a columnist who lectures at Berlin’s Free University.That hasn’t been the response that has greeted Merkel on her trips to Greece, Cyprus and Italy, where her demands for national belt-tightening have provoked fierce popular anger and accusations of Nazi-style imperialism.Talk of austerity has been largely absent in her campaign for re-election. Instead, Merkel has promised to spend billions expanding state childcare, increasing pensions and improving Germany’s autobahn network.But on her election website, Merkel appears keen to show that she is prepared to impose austerity even at home. Everyone thought this was because she was young, she was a woman, she was from the east and she wasn’t involved with the regime there. But things weren’t that simple because she proved that it was a place she was suited for. She found that she was talented and enjoyed politics.last_img read more

Sambouya Alkalo 10 Others Charged with Felony Misdemeanor

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangEleven people, including Edrisa Touray, the Alkalo of Sambouya, in the West Coast Region and a woman, were on Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 charged with felony and obtaining one million dalasi by false pretence at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Omar Cham.The accused persons are Ousman Touray, Ousman Bojang, Karamo Touray, Malick Camara, Edrisa Touray, Satou Silameh, Momodou Bajo, Momodou Fatty, Muhammed Lamin Jabang, Kutubo Fatty and Yankuba Jabang.However, the eleven accused persons did not take their plea during the proceedings.Lawyer Borry S. Touray, counsel for the 5th to 11th accused persons told the court that the offences are of the same and similar character but did not occur in the same course. He advised the prosecution that all the accused persons should not be tried jointly because the transactions are different.The prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Fadera, responded that looking at the evidence before them he may or may not agree because the matter was jointly investigated and according to the evidence there is no difference in the transactions. He therefore urged the court to let the accused persons take their plea and after which they can advise themselves on what to do next.However, the trial judge said since the defence is not objecting to the charge, the prosecution should be left to handle their case and therefore allowed the accused persons to take their plea.The 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th accused persons were not represented by counsel but they expressed their wish to have a lawyer to represent them.At this juncture, Counsel Touray announced that he would be representing all the accused persons and that he is applying for bail on their behalf.There was no objection from the prosecution regarding the application.The trial judge then granted them bail in the sum of D100, 000 each and ordered them to each produce two Gambian sureties who should depose to an affidavit of means in the like sum and also deposit the original copy of their ID Cards. He also gave one week to the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th accused persons respectively to secure a lawyer.The case will continue on the 5th February, 2014 for plea taking.The particulars of offence on count one states that the accused persons, namely; Ousman Touray, Ousman Bojang, Karamo Touray, Malick Camara, Edrisa Touray, Satou Silameh, Momodou Bajo, Momodou Fatty, Muhammed Lamin Jabang, Kutubo Fatty and Yankuba Jabang on or about the year  2010 to 2014 in Tujereng, Sambouya, Sanyang, Gunjur, Tintinto, and Mariama Kunda respectively, in Kombo South and West Coast Region jointly conspired amongst themselves to commit a misdemeanor to wit obtaining money by false pretence.Count two states that the accused persons at the same time and places with intent to defraud, obtained an amount of money over one million Dalasis from Global Properties from Michael Jatta and some other people with the pretext that they have lands to allocate them and knowing and believing that the said representation is false and untrue. ]]>last_img read more

Crews respond to spill at waste disposal site

first_imgA hazardous material spill shut down the Washougal Transfer Station on Wednesday afternoon and closed access to the nearby Columbia River Dike Trail. The spill was reported at 4:17 p.m. at a waste disposal site, 4020 S. Grant St., at the Port of Camas-Washougal. A worker was moving trash using a front-end loader, when something spilled and formed a vapor cloud, Camas-Washougal Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Larimer said. The vapor mildly burned the worker’s eyes and throat, and he immediately called 911. Firefighters evacuated the solid waste disposal center and called in the Vancouver hazardous materials team and the Washington State Department of Ecology to investigate the spill, Larimer said. An officer with the Washougal Police Department and an animal control worker blocked access to the dike road to prevent people from coming into contact with any vapors. “We always plan for the worst, so that we can protect people the best,” Larimer said.Investigators determined that the material was muriatic acid, a diluted form of hydrochloric acid that is often used to clean pavement and balance pH in pools. Wearing hazmat suits, specialists shoveled any material affected by the acid into barrels for proper disposal. Larimer said agencies involved assumed someone dropped off the material earlier on Wednesday — one of two days in the week when the station is open to the public for garbage drop-off. “Whoever threw that away there caused an unnecessary response,” Larimer said. “It was a very irresponsible act.” Chemicals, including acid and paints, he said, should never be thrown out with the rest of the trash because they can harm people and the environment.last_img read more

Adorable Dogs Everyone Thought Extinct Still Alive and Cute as Hell

first_img Geek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your PetMan Saves Dog Left Tied to Electrical Cord on Side of Interstate Overpass Stay on target Dogs are pernicious beasts. Researchers have finally found evidence of the New Guinea wild dog — a species long thought extinct on the island.Throughout 2016 scientists used camera traps to capture more than a dozen dogs in various life stages on film. This particularly interesting because DNA sequencing reveals these dogs to be some of the most primitive on earth. That could help us learn a lot more about the genetic effects of domestication on modern domestic dogs.“[It] is the rarest and most ancient canid currently living,” reads the New Guinea Highland Dog Foundation (mouthful) website. “It is our best example of a proto-canid and is truly a living fossil. It is the apex predator of New Guinea and the most important canid in existence. The HWD is the missing link species between the first early canids and the modern domestic dog.”This is also the culmination of years of recent searches. Since the early 2000s, academics and conservations have been trying to track down rumored sightings and capture evidence that these rare species still lived. But two teams of researchers came together last year to hone in on these dogs’ likely ranges and deployed camera traps in the trees and brush of the forests. Fortunately, they didn’t have to wait long.In just two days’ time, there were 140 recordings of the dogs as well as collected droppings. Several of the team also had direct sightings, but while they are sentimentally valuable, first-hand accounts aren’t always as scientifically useful as images and videos which can be shown and compared with others.In any case, this is an exciting day for doggo science. And if you’re like me, you thought you knew everything there is to know about doggos. Well, we, in our feeble arrogance, thought wrong. There is more to know. I think we should pet the doggos and especially the puppers until they reveal all their secrets.Wait… too far?last_img read more

Hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions in fuel cells slow down because of

first_img Explore further Emissions-free cars: Study characterizes essential reaction for renewable energy fuel cells 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. More information: J. Zheng et al. Universal dependence of hydrogen oxidation and evolution reaction activity of platinum-group metals on pH and hydrogen binding energy, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501602AbstractUnderstanding how pH affects the activity of hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is key to developing active, stable, and affordable HOR/HER catalysts for hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolyzers. A common linear correlation between hydrogen binding energy (HBE) and pH is observed for four supported platinum-group metal catalysts (Pt/C, Ir/C, Pd/C, and Rh/C) over a broad pH range (0 to 13), suggesting that the pH dependence of HBE is metal-independent. A universal correlation between exchange current density and HBE is also observed on the four metals, indicating that they may share the same elementary steps and rate-determining steps and that the HBE is the dominant descriptor for HOR/HER activities. The onset potential of CO stripping on the four metals decreases with pH, indicating a stronger OH adsorption, which provides evidence against the promoting effect of adsorbed OH on HOR/HER. © 2016 Phys.org In order to make a better catalyst for these fuel cells, Jie Zheng, Wenchao Sheng, Zhongbin Zhuang, Bingjun Xu, and Yushan Yan from the University of Delaware and Columbia University studied the factors that affect the hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) and the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in a hydroxide exchange fuel cell. Their previous studies showed that the dominant controlling factor in the HOR/HER reactions is hydrogen adsorption on the platinum electrode, i.e., hydrogen binding energy. In this study they determined that the hydrogen binding energy was directly related to electrolyte pH, not metal identity or the metal’s oxophilicity. Their work appears in Science Advances.Previous studies have shown that there is some correlation between the hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen binding energy, and electrolyte pH. These factors seemed to be independent of the metal’s properties. In this study Zheng, et al. sought to better understand the effect of pH on hydrogen binding energy and how hydrogen binding energy affects the HOR/HER kinetics. They tested this by investigating current densities over a large pH range on carbon-supported platinum-metal nanoparticles (e.g., Pt, Ir, Pd, and Rh).Using cyclic voltammetry, Zheng, et al. determined desorption peak potentials for deposited hydrogen on each of the supported metal nanoparticles at various pH values. They observed a similar linear correlation for all of the metals in which higher pH lead to a positive shift. The results of this study indicate that there is a generalizable trend between hydrogen binding energy and electrolyte pH that is independent of the metal used.If pH affects hydrogen binding energy, then does it also affect the hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions? In order to relate pH to HOR/HER activities, they used a rotating disk electrode and calculated exchange current density. They found that as pH increased, current density decreased, demonstrating that, indeed, higher hydrogen binding energy leads to lower HOR/HER activity.Armed with this data, Zheng, et al. then used mathematical manipulations to generalize the trends between exchange current density and hydrogen binding energy. From these they could calculate the activation energy of the hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions in 0.1M KOH for all of the metal nanoparticles. Their results verify that the reaction’s high activation energy is due to hydrogen binding energy, and therefore, it is the dominant factor in HOR/HER kinetics in alkaline electrolytes.Finally, their last study looked at whether hydroxide ions played a role in the hydrogen oxidation reaction. Since hydrogen binding to the metal electrode is the key factor in HOR kinetics, Zheng, et al. wanted to determine whether adsorbed hydroxide ions also affected the kinetics. By looking at potentials where carbon monoxide is stripped from the electrode, they were able to deduce that hydroxide likely does not play a key role in HOR/HER activities.This research provides important insight into why the reaction kinetics is significantly slower in hydroxide exchange fuel cells. The pH apparently affects hydrogen binding energy, which directly affects HOR/HER kinetics. Of particular significance is that this trend holds regardless of the platinum-group metal used. Further research will look into ways to tailor hydrogen adsorption. Citation: Hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions in fuel cells slow down because of hydrogen binding (2016, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-hydrogen-oxidation-evolution-reactions-fuel.html Journal information: Science Advances (Phys.org)—As scientists look for alternative energy sources, fuel cells that operate in a basic environment have garnered much attention. Typically fuel cells require an expensive catalyst, such as platinum. Hydroxide exchange fuel cells involve the movement of hydroxide ions (OH-) across a polymer membrane. The alkaline environment is conducive to the oxidation and reduction reactions without the need for expensive metals. However, these reactions are quite slow requiring a better catalyst.last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | June 13, 2019 Ikonopedia Showcases Risk Assessment and Resolution Manager Tools at SIIM and AHRA Ikonopedia will showcase its suite of structured breast reporting and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)… read more Carestream offers an advanced DBT module that is accessible from its Vue Mammo Workstation and Vue PACS. This advanced DBT module includes specialized tools for comparing 2-D and 3-D datasets, along with the display of DICOM-compliant 2D synthetic views. The synthetic views, which are calculated from the 3-D dataset, can help eliminate additional imaging exams, thereby reducing patient dose while offering the enhanced visualization of digital breast tomosynthesis technology.   For more information:  www.carestream.com/siim FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography ReportingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:01Loaded: 1.82%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Objectives of the session include:• A discussion of additional challenges posed by DBT images (as compared to conventional full field digital mammography) for acquisition, storage, distribution, compression, display, CAD and long-term archiving;• Review of the breast tomosynthesis DICOM standard; and• Identifying requirements needed to support DBT, such as PACS, vendor-neutral archiving, cloud storage, and local/remote/CD viewers. News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | April 04, 2019 Ikonopedia Introduces Automated Combined Reporting Package at SBI Ikonopedia will introduce its new Automated Combined Reporting package at the 2019 Society of Breast Imaging/American… read more Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | June 04, 2019 Volpara Health Technologies to Acquire MRS Systems Inc. Volpara Health Technologies, Volpara Solutions’ parent company, has signed a binding agreement to acquire U.S.-based… read more Videos | Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more Carestream’s Vue Mammo Workstation and Vue PACS enable radiologists to read traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, digital breast tomosynthesis or general radiography exams from a single desktop, eliminating the need to view procedures from disparate systems.  Ron Muscosky, Carestream’s worldwide product line manager for healthcare information solutions, will discuss the challenges and solutions related to implementing digital breast tomosynthesis with workstations, PACS and vendor-neutral archives (VNA).  News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | February 05, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Syngo.Breast Care Adding AI-Based Decision Support Siemens Healthineers showcased the new planned artificial intelligence (AI)-based features with its mammography reading… read more News | May 01, 2014 Carestream Participates in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Session at SIIM 2014 May 1, 2014 — Carestream will be a panel participant in a session on “Problems and Solutions in Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)” to be held during the 2014 meeting of SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine). The discussion will be moderated by Matthew B. Morgan, M.D., University of Utah Health Sciences Center. It will take place on Thursday, May 15, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Innovation Theater of Exhibit Hall B at the Long Beach Convention Center. last_img read more

Cloudflares 1111 DNS service is now available as a mobile app for

first_imgEarlier this year, Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 DNS service as a resolver to make DNS queries faster and more secure that anyone could use free of charge. The day before yesterday, they announced the launch of 1.1.1.1 mobile app for iOS and Android. DNS services are used by internet service providers to interpret a domain name like “Google.com” into an IP address that routers and switches can understand. However, DNS servers provided by ISPs are often slow and unreliable. Cloudflare claims to combat this issue with its 1.1.1.1 service. On a public internet connection, people can see what sites a user visits. This data can also be misused by an internet service provider. The 1.1.1.1 tool makes it easy to get a faster, more private, internet experience. Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 app will redirect all user apps to send DNS requests through a local resolver on their phone to its faster 1.1.1.1 server. The server will then encrypt the data to avoid any third person from spying on user data. Features of Cloudfare 1.1.1.1 mobile app The app is open source. The app uses VPN support to push mobile traffic towards the 1.1.1.1 DNS servers and improve speed. It prevents a user’s carrier from tracking their browsing history and misusing the same. Cloudflare has promised not to track 1.1.1.1 mobile app users or sell ads. The company has retained KPMG to perform an annual audit and publish a public report.  It also says most of the limited data collected is only stored for 24 hours. Cloudflare claims that 1.1.1.1 is the fastest public server, about “28 percent faster” than other public DNS resolvers. As compared to the desktop version, the mobile app is really easy to use and navigate. Head over to the Cloudflare Blog to know more about this announcement. You can download the app on iOS or Android to test the app for yourself. Read Next Cloudflare’s Workers enable containerless cloud computing powered by V8 Isolates and WebAssemblyCloudflare Workers KV, a distributed native key-value store for Cloudflare WorkersCloudflare’s decentralized vision of the web: InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Gateway to create distributed websiteslast_img read more

Air Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face

first_imgAir Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face labour headwinds By: The Canadian Press Tags: Air Canada, Air France, Union Share Thursday, August 16, 2018 MONTREAL – Two French airline unions blasted Air France-KLM this week after reports the Franco-Dutch carrier will name an Air Canada executive as its new CEO.Several French news outlets have reported Air Canada chief operating officer Ben Smith is poised to be placed in the pilot’s seat at a board meeting Thursday.Smith, who has acted as chief negotiator during labour talks for Air Canada’s low-cost Rouge unit, would replace former Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac, who quit more than three months ago when staff turned down his offer of a pay deal aimed at halting a wave of strikes.Philippe Evain, head of Air France’s main pilot union, accused the board in a tweet Tuesday of poor decision-making and handing over the keys to the company to a North American executive.A union representing Air France ground staff questioned Smith’s potential pay package, which the French newspaper Liberation reported will hit 3.3 million euros a year.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backThe criticism comes amidst growing labour turmoil on the tarmac in Europe, as pilots at Air France, Brussels Airlines and Ryanair have all staged work stoppages in recent months.A spokesperson for Air France-KLM declined to confirm reports of a new CEO and said the appointment process was ongoing. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

by Ken Ritter The Associated Press Posted Apr

first_img by Ken Ritter, The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Illusionist David Copperfield appears in court, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. A Nevada jury got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act after a British man claimed he was badly hurt as he participated in a 2013 show. (AP Photo/John Locher) Lawsuit leads to revelations about David Copperfield’s actcenter_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act Tuesday during testimony in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show.The magician’s friend and executive producer, Chris Kenner, revealed to jurors the mystery behind a signature Copperfield illusion that appeared to make about a dozen audience members vanish together onstage.Practiced stagehands with flashlights hurried randomly chosen participants through dark curtains, down unfamiliar passageways, around corners, outdoors, indoors and through an MGM Grand resort kitchen in time to re-enter the back of the theatre for their “reappearance” during the show finale, Kenner testified.“Is that route an obstacle course?” asked Benedict Morelli, attorney for Gavin Cox, a resident of Kent, England, who claims lasting brain and bodily injuries from his fall have cost him more than $400,000 in medical care.No, said Kenner, whose company, Backstage Employment and Referral Inc., is also a defendant in the case.Copperfield’s lawyers lost pretrial bids to close proceedings to the public to avoid giving away performance secrets. MGM Grand Hotel attorney Jerry Popovich said Tuesday the illusion is no longer used to close the show.Morelli asked Kenner whether stagehands and Copperfield visually assessed the physical fitness and footwear of audience members randomly picked to participate in the trick dubbed “the runaround.”Magicians, media members and lawyers were disqualified to protect the secrecy of the trick that Kenner estimated Copperfield performed tens of thousands of times over 20 years.“At no time are they told what they’re going to do before they start this illusion,” Morelli asked Kenner. “They’re told as they’re running the route, correct?”Yes, Kenner replied.Kenner declined to say it was dangerous to lead people along a dark and unknown route over changing floor surfaces of linoleum, cement, carpet, sidewalk and tile. The lawyer noted that before Cox fell, the group hustled through an alley coated with what Morelli called construction dust.Popovich told the jury of eight women and four men last week that 10 minutes before Cox fell, Copperfield safely walked through that same area as part of another illusion that did not involve audience participation. The MGM Grand lawyer said Copperfield would have alerted stagehands if he noticed any problems along the way.Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, are seeking unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit.Copperfield could take the stand Wednesday.last_img read more

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Junction bus station in Kochi demanding Mulakkal’s arrest "We are not getting justice from the police church authorities and the government That is why we thought of conducting this protest If the accused would have been a layman then they would have arrested him easily" a nun said Earlier in June a case was registered against four priests of Malankara Orthodox Church for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Kottayam district The issue came to light when the victim’s husband recovered an audio clip related to the incident The church initiated an investigation and suspended all the priests after a complaint was filed One of the four priests later surrendered to the police on 12 July With inputs from ANI New York US Attorney Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the next Attorney General the first African-American woman to hold the position Lynch who was approved 56-43 in a long-delayed Senate vote previously served as the US Attorney for New York’s eastern district which includes Brooklyn Queens Staten Island and Nassau and Suffolk county on Long Island and is known for her toughness and low-key style In a statement President Obama said the country will be “better off” now that Lynch has “finally” been confirmed “Lorettas confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe keep our nation secure and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law” the President’s statement reads Before she was an appointed to the top job she worked within the US Attorney’s office to helped convict the NYPD cop who assaulted Haitian immigrant Abner Louima with a broom handle in one of the highest-profile police brutality cases of the 1990s Louima is black and the arrested officers were white but Lynch said she didn’t want the case to become “a referendum on race” President Bill Clinton first appointed to be a US Attorney in 1999 and she served until 2001 She was appointed again by President Barack Obama in 2010 In between her terms she was a partner at Hogan & Hartson which has since been renamed Hogan Lowells focusing on criminal litigation and white collar criminal defense When she returned to the US Attorney’s office for the second time in 2010 she noticed that the job had changed to include more work fighting terrorism–her office helped convict the masterminds of the thwarted al-Qaeda scheme to attack the New York subway system But even though the job has expanded “the energy dedication and commitment of the people in my office has not changed” she wrote in her Harvard 30th Reunion Class Report in 2011 “I truly love coming to work every day” Earlier this year Lynch charged Rep Michael Grimm a Republican congressman from Staten Island with perjury wire fraud obstruction of justice and tax evasion for his dealings in a health-food restaurant he had operated before he ran for office Lynch said Grimm was operating a “very simple scheme” that allegedly involved under-reporting wages and earnings when filing his taxes Grimm has pleaded not guilty Lynch also found time for pro bono work–in 2005 she traveled to Rwanda to teach a trial advocacy workshop for the prosecutors at the Rwandan war crimes tribunal to help restore justice after the genocide “I listened to the genocide survivors as they told me how they were forced to hide under the dead to avoid capture and watched as they showed me the machete scars they still carried” she wrote in the Class Report “But I learned the most as I saw how they carried on with life reaching out to orphans to create new families knitting together a future out of the scars of the past” Lynch grew up in North Carolina and was one of the only black students in her elementary school In an interview with the Wall Street Journal she recalls being asked to re-take a standardized test after she scored higher than administrators expected She went on to Harvard where she studied English and loved Chaucer and then to Harvard Law School After graduation she went into corporate law but took a massive pay cut to take a job at the Eastern District because she wanted to do something “meaningful” She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two step-children Maya Rhodan contributed to this story Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecom While we are aware of the allegations reported in the press. 49-per cent increase from last year.

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