Jamaica Secures Place on IMO Council

first_img Jamaica has secured a place on the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), following its successful election at the 30th Session of the IMO’s General Assembly held at its headquarters on December 1.Jamaica secured 120 of the 159 valid votes cast in the highly competitive elections to join 19 other Member States that were elected to Category ‘C’ of the Council for the 2018-2020 biennium.Jamaica was also the only country of five to have been elected to the Council that were not serving members of Category ‘C’.Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, who led Jamaica’s delegation to the Assembly, said Jamaica’s election is timely and important to the future of the country, to young people, as well as the Government’s overall plans to position Jamaica as an integrated multimodal transport centre for the world.“The expansion of the Panama Canal has made the transiting of boats in larger numbers across the Jamaican shoreline an important element, and if you are going to become a logistics centre or part of the movement of goods and services, then you have to keep up to date with all the laws and the regulations and be a part of the decision-making bodies that can really impact,” Minister Henry said.The Council is the executive arm of the IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organisation. Category ‘C’ comprises 20 States that have special interest in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic regions of the world.Categories ‘A’ and ‘B’ comprise 10 States each, with ‘A’ representing those States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services, and ‘B’ consisting of States with the largest interest in seaborne trade.Jamaica’s membership in Category ‘C’ enhances the country’s capacity and that of the region to contribute to major policy decisions, rule-making and the development of standards.“It opens up new opportunities for us and is very important to the development of the seafaring industry,” Minister Henry said.Jamaica’s delegation to the Assembly included His Excellency Seth Ramocan, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; Mrs. Corah Ann Robertson-Sylvester, Chair, Board of Directors, Maritime Authority of Jamaica; Dr. Fritz Pinnock, President of the Caribbean Maritime University and Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General, Maritime Authority of Jamaica and Special Envoy to the IMO. Jamaica secured 120 of the 159 valid votes cast in the highly competitive elections to join 19 other Member States that were elected to Category ‘C’ of the Council for the 2018-2020 biennium. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, who led Jamaica’s delegation to the Assembly, said Jamaica’s election is timely and important to the future of the country, to young people, as well as the Government’s overall plans to position Jamaica as an integrated multimodal transport centre for the world. Story Highlights Jamaica has secured a place on the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), following its successful election at the 30th Session of the IMO’s General Assembly held at its headquarters on December 1. last_img read more

Province Helping Funeral Home Clients

first_img The Nova Scotia government is helping clients of a Sydney Minesfuneral home whose trust accounts were allegedly misappropriated. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnetsaid officials from his department are working closely with thelocal funeral industry to minimize the impact to clients of theG. R. Francis and Son Funeral Home. The company was notified onMonday, Feb. 21 that its funeral home licence would be cancelledeffective Feb. 28. Information gathered by Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations and provided to Cape Breton Regional Police indicatesthat about $200,000, which should have been deposited into 46trust accounts for pre-arranged funerals, is missing. Funds deposited into 36 other trust accounts appear to be fullyaccounted for. The department has written to all 82 trust accountowners to explain the action taken and to outline next steps. “Now that this has been referred to the police, we are doingeverything we can to ensure these people receive the service theypaid for,” Mr. Barnet said. All funeral homes licensed to sell pre-arranged funeral servicesare required by the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act to undergoan annual, independent audit to ensure compliance with the act. The most recent audit of the Francis Funeral Home, completed inlate 2003, indicated all was in order. How the company wasapparently able to circumvent this security feature will be partof the police investigation. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Province Helping Funeral HomeClientslast_img read more

Swiss Brokers Used Luxury Villa, Prostitutes in Morocco to Win Business…

Rabat- A recent investigation revealed that London-based brokers from Switzerland’s Tradition Financial Services were taking their Libyan clients on lavish trips to Marrakesh, Morocco to impress them and attempt to win business deals. Prostitutes were among the “services” provided to the Libyans. The men spent their days “lounging poolside” and nights “partying at clubs in Marrakesh”, reported The Wall Street Journal.In attempts to win business in Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya, Tradition Financial Services of Switzerland organized parties at a luxury villa in Marrakech for Libyans connected to the country’s sovereign wealth funds. According to the same source, the tactics worked. “Tradition for years handled investments for the Libyan funds, earning millions of dollars in commissions.” However, when Gadhafi’s government fell in 2011, the firm’s access to Libya was short-lived.Now, U.S. and British authorities are investigating whether employees at Switzerland-based brokerage firm Tradition Financial Services used improper means to gain access to Libya and its sovereign-wealth fund after international sanctions were lifted last decade.The Justice Department and SEC said in a legal guide that businesses “are allowed to provide some hospitality and pay some expenses for foreign officials. But gifts or payments can be considered bribe.”The Wall Street Journal reviewed some transcripts showing brokers from Tradition Financial Services discussing ways to impress their Libyan clients, including by taking them on lavish trips to Marrakesh and luring them with prostitutes.Here are two transcripts, all typos are as written:May 18, 2009, chat with Tradition broker Leslie Shackleford and an outside trader, recounting trip to Marrakesh, where Tradition rented a luxury villa:LS: leave the room @ 5am and robs telling some hooker whos stripping infront of 11 guys in the villa.. rob tells her he will pay her 100 dirams.LS: hahahhLS: girl nearly doesLS: i was crying with laughterTrader: hahahaTrader: very niceLS: yup we are classy peopleJune 9, 2009, chat with Tradition’s Messrs. Bailey and Shackleford and Arab Banking Corp.’s Mr. Zewam, as well as another ABC official, apparently using nicknames for each other:MZ: i miss d GROOVEY GANGMZ: OBAMAALS: hehe we miss 007 & the tornadoLS: ty [thank you] for the orders bossRB: we call it “teeam –m”RB: team moroccoMZ:ABC official: SO WHO DID NOT GO TO MOROCCO CAN JUST F*** OFF OR WHAT? read more

Gaps in commitments by developed countries hamper progress on MDGs – UN

“I call on all Governments and international institutions to continue strengthening the global partnership for development so that we can usher in a more sustainable future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on the launch of the new report.He urged leaders and citizens to “boldly step forward” to eradicate poverty, raise living standards and sustain the environment. Recent statistics show that many targets are already met – such as reducing poverty, increasing access to improved drinking water sources, improving the lives of slum dwellers and achieving gender parity in primary school.According to the report, “The State of the Global Partnership for Development,” progress on other MDGs, however, has slowed. The report, produced by the MDG Gap Force Task Force which is co-chaired by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), tracks delivery on commitments listed under MDG 8. That target focuses on the global partnership for development, including aid, trade, debt relief, access to essential medicines and access to technologies.“With only one year ahead, we definitely need a strong sense of urgency and action,” Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, told journalists in New York.For example, despite a rebound in official development assistance (ODA), the gap between the Goal 8 targets and policy delivery remains wide, the report notes.The commitment of 0.7 per cent of donor country gross national income (GNI) is estimated at $315 billion, but in 2013 an estimated $135 billion was delivered leaving a $180 billion gap.In market access, the authors reported that the Group of 20 (G20) major economies reaffirmed to refrain from protectionist measures, but created new trade restrictions in 2013 which “could undermine confidence” in their commitment to an open and liberal trading system. “As the 2015 deadline for achieving the MDG approaches, the Task Force calls for a final push towards improving marked access for developing countries,” according to the report, “and continuing efforts to eliminate all agricultural export subsidies, trade-distorting domestic support and protectionist policies.”Among other points in the report, the authors noted that technological access for developing countries is growing at a fast pace. In particular, mobile phone usage, whose subscribers in the developing world will reach 78 per cent by the end of the year.Yet, while Internet use is spreading at a faster rate in developing countries than developed nations, more than four billion people are still unable to go online. While mobile-broadband penetration in 2014 is expected to reach 84 per cent in developed countries, it barely exceeds 21 per cent in the developing world. The report also highlights the prices of essential medicines, which are three times more expensive in the public sector than international reference prices and five times higher in developing countries’ private sector. These are some of the discussion points as the international community will prepare the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. According to Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator, these are among the “so-called unfinished business” that has to be and which will be the core of the next agenda.“This is the legacy where efforts have been made, successes have been earned but there is still a journey ahead,” he told journalists in a press conference.Also participating in today’s press conference on the launch of the report were Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, and the Director of Development Policy and Analysis Division at DESA, Pingfan Hong. read more

New starting lineup aims to give Michigan payback

The No. 24 Ohio State women’s basketball team is not the same team Michigan sent packing Dec. 30. A major difference is the presence of freshman center Ashley Adams, who stepped in for senior forward Sarah Schulze after she suffered a season-ending knee injury during the Buckeyes’ Jan. 16 win against Michigan State. “Ashley has been great,” Schulze said of the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week. “Me getting injured and her getting a chance to play might have been the best thing to happen to this team.” Coach Jim Foster agreed that Adams’ presence has been a driving force on the team. “She’s got a couple areas where she’s really far advanced for a young player,” he said after practice Wednesday. “She has some really, really solid habits that are invaluable.” Schulze described her new role on the team as emotional leader. “It’s been really different,” Schulze told The Lantern. “They can still hear me from the bench, though. I can still provide the team with motivation.” In tonight’s home rematch against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes look to make up for their 64-51 loss in Ann Arbor, Mich. Schulze said a quick start will be key for the Buckeyes tonight. “Before, they just clobbered us in the first 10 minutes,” she said. “If we just come out and set the tempo instead of being run over.” Junior guard Samantha Prahalis described OSU’s previous meeting with Michigan as “probably the worst game of the season” to the media Wednesday. “We just played terrible,” Prahalis said. “Now, we’re more in sync. We’re playing good defense.” Foster said he thinks the Buckeyes are a changed team and ready for Michigan. “We’re not the same team we played up there,” he said. “We’re playing more of a high-low game. Our guards’ defensive pressure is terrific.” Tonight’s game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday

first_img Image: RollingNews.ie MEMBERS OF THE Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have deferred a planned work-to-rule.The nurses and midwives had been due to take part in the industrial action on Tuesday, but have postponed it pending a ballot. The executive council of the INMO unanimously decided, following talks at the Workplace Relations Commission, to ballot members on proposals, and defer planned industrial action.The council says it has also decided, for “strategic reasons”, to recommend that members accept the proposals to “secure immediate steps to address the staffing/ recruitment/retention crisis existing at this time”.A statement from the union said:If the members accept these proposals, the INMO will be approaching the planned discussions, on a successor to the Lansdowne Road Agreement, requiring that any new agreement is constructed to ensure that the labour market challenges, facing nursing/midwifery, can, and will, be addressed in a manner which will resolve the recruitment/retention issue in the medium to long-term.“The organisation will now put in place arrangements for this ballot, in workplaces across the country, with a view to having it completed by the end of March.”The decision was welcomed by Health Minister Simon Harris.“I welcome the deferral and respect the process the INMO is now undertaking to ballot its members and reiterate my commitment to working to invest in and further improve the Irish health service.”Read: Body of baby found in English park Saturday 4 Mar 2017, 7:07 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3271205 Share18 Tweet Email 8,085 Views By Paul Hosfordcenter_img Short URL File Photo Mar 4th 2017, 7:07 PM Nurses have deferred industrial action planned for Tuesday The INMO says it will ballot on WRC recommendations. 11 Comments File Photo Image: RollingNews.ielast_img read more

LAmazonie en passe de devenir une grande pollueuse

first_imgL’Amazonie : en passe de devenir une grande pollueuse ?L’Amazonie a toujours été considérée comme le poumon de la planète. Mais cette forêt ancienne aujourd’hui grignotée par la déforestation pourrait devenir un net contributeur des émissions mondiales de CO2.La forêt amazonienne, une grande régulatrice du climat ? Le vent pourrait tourner. En effet, selon une étude publiée mercredi 18 janvier dans la revue scientifique Nature, cette forêt tropicale ancienne pourrait devenir une grande émettrice de gaz à effet de serre à cause de la déforestation. “En transition”, voici l’explication scientifique. En 50 ans, le Brésil a connu une explosion démographique énorme. Sa population est ainsi passée de 6 à 25 millions de personnes, augmentant considérablement les besoins en bois pour le chauffage et en espace pour l’agriculture.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”A cause de la déforestation, le bilan net du bassin de l’Amazone tend à passer de possible puits net de carbone à la fin du XXe siècle à source nette”, explique ainsi l’article relayé par le Monde.fr. Pourtant, les forêts tropicales sont aujourd’hui considérées comme jouant un rôle clé dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. Maillon essentiel dans la chaîne de la vie végétale, animale, humaine et planétaire, elles contribuent grâce à son absorption innée du dioxyde de carbone de l’atmosphère. Mais lorsque les arbres sont détruits ou que les zones sont déboisées, le carbone retourne dans l’atmosphère, accroissant ainsi l’effet de serre.”La biomasse de la forêt amazonienne contient quelque 100 milliards de tonnes de carbone, ce qui équivaut à plus de dix ans d’émissions mondiales de combustibles fossiles”, soulignent les chercheurs. D’où l’importance de ne pas relâcher un tel stock, alertent-ils. “L’essentiel de la forêt amazonienne peut résister aux sécheresses saisonnières et modérées, mais cette capacité de résistance peut être dépassée. Elle l’a été lors de graves sécheresses naturelles ou expérimentales, indiquant un risque de perte de carbone si la sécheresse s’accroît avec le changement climatique”, concluent les scientifiques dans l’étude. Le 22 janvier 2012 à 16:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sidia Jatta Harps On The Fisheries Partnership Agreement With The EU

first_imgThis is the contribution of Mr Sidia Jatta on the fisheries agreement between the EU and The Gambia.‘‘I like this agreement because I see it as an indictment. Indictment because for 50 years, we have been so called independent, but we have still not learnt to make use of our resources for our own development. That is the indictment. Is like you have petrol, you know you have petrol but because you say you have no capacity, you turn yourself into a beggar, to do what you could have done without being a beggar. This agreement has many technicalities. I have a few questions.My first question is whether they have identified special places in our ocean where tuna and hake are found to the exclusion of other species? Is it that they have special fishing gears that they use and can only catch tuna and hake? I want that to be made clear to me. If that is not true, and they do not have such special instruments, it means if they catch, they are likely to catch other species. What will they do with them because those are not part of our agreement? I want that also to be made clear.And the question is, what is the dimension of the area in which this fishing is going to take place by these 41 vessels? Are all these vessels going to be fishing at the same time or what?You told us that they are migratory, and that is why they (EU) have agreement with all those countries because they are not in all these countries at the same time. There is specific time they are in one place and they can go for them there. That is why they are into agreement with these countries because these species move from one country to the other. But once they are in the Gambia, they are Gambian fish. When they move out of our waters, they are no longer our fish. The member for Wuli East raised a very interesting point that is you commit a crime, and you also determine the penalty of that crime. That is why I say it is an indictment.  You do not have the capacity to determine that the crime is committed against you and you do not have the capacity to determine the punishment for that crime. The person doing the crime does it deliberately and also determines the punishment for the crime.  50 euros for a ton of tuna! I do not know how they have come to that, but these are very serious matters to be considered in the agreement, because we are here to defend the interest of our country. Since the first Republic, the European Union has been seeking to have the agreement with the Gambia. I do not know how they never succeeded with the first Republic and they are now succeeding with us. I think we have to look at this very critically. The fact that we do not eat tuna or hake, does not matter. These are our resources. We must develop our capacity since we know that these are our resources, and to tap them for use, for our country. If we export it, we have money. So that where we beg, we will stop being beggars and where we take loans, we stop taking loans, because we have the means to do what the loans would do for us.’’last_img read more

Iwobi – We just have to encourage and motivate Danny

first_imgArsenal’s forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that it had been tough for him to focus after seeing his team-mate Danny Welbeck obviously suffering.Danny Welbeck sustained an injury that has cast a dark shadow over Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Sporting CP on Thursday evening.Speaking to the Press via official club’s website on how difficult the game was, Iwobi said:Alex Iwobi, Everton, Premier LeagueAlex Iwobi: “I feel like an Evertonian now” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Alex Iwobi is pleased with how quickly he’s adapting at new club Everton following his prolific start to his Merseyside career.“We knew it was going to be tough considering we played them away and it wasn’t easy, so we expected a difficult game again. Unfortunately, we created a lot of chances and we thought we’d go on to win the game, but it’s still a decent result and we need to remain focused going into the next two games.”“It’s very challenging mentally, but sometimes it comes in the game and there’s been a lot of injuries, and unfortunately for Danny, he’s had a few so we’re going to wish him the best.”“Both sets of teams were mentally challenged and we were able to continue with the game, but like I said, we wish him all the best and we will keep on encouraging and motiving him to get back.”last_img read more

Washington body parts are from a dismembered woman

first_imgOLYMPIA — A Washington sheriff’s office says human remains first discovered by a dog on the Nisqually Indian Reservation come from the body of a woman who was dismembered by another person.A forensic anthropologist on Thursday determined the woman was not dismembered by an animal.Thurston County sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Brady told The Olympian detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.Coroner Gary Warnock is trying to identify the woman. He says teeth might be used for identification if they can be matched to dental records for a missing person.last_img read more

Why The Electoral College Is Part Of The Reason For Low Voter

first_imgJORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTSwing state voters came out in record numbers this presidential election cycle. Texas was fifth from the bottom in turnout.If you’ve paid attention to the results of this year’s presidential election, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Electoral College.It’s how Donald Trump was elected president, even though he lost the national vote by more than two million votes. But most of us don’t know exactly what the electoral college is, or why we have it.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Here in Austin, the Electoral College is a source of frustration. The city leans Democratic, but the state favors Republicans.This means if you vote for a Democrat in a presidential election here, your vote may feel meaningless.“Well, this is a Republican state so, with that being said, I believe that’s the way it was going to go anyway,” said Tara Waters, a Democrat living in Austin who voted for Hillary Clinton. “And how I really honestly feel about it is that, you know, it was fixed before voting even started.”The Electoral College is this old system we have in place for making sure the views of rural states aren’t drowned out by big cities. Instead of winning the most votes nationwide, a candidate has to win 270 electoral votes.States have as many electoral votes as they have congressional members. So, if candidate X wins the popular vote in your state, it’s expected that candidate X will get those electoral votes. Waters says the system makes her feel like her vote doesn’t even matter, and, As you can imagine, the sentiment shared by Waters can affect turnout.In fact, according to data compiled by NPR following the election, swing states had higher voter turnout this year.Texas, however, had among the lowest turnout in the country – fifth from the bottom.LISTEN: KUT’s Ashley Lopez reportsRob Richie with FairVote says part of the reason this happens is because the Electoral College makes some votes less valuable to campaigns.“They actually don’t really care in 35 states or so,” Richie said. “Or they certainly aren’t lifting a finger to encourage participation beyond generic mentioning it on a national media appearance or so on.”Austinite Kate Sullivan, who isn’t a Republican, says because of the state’s overwhelmingly Republican bent, she doesn’t look to the top of the ballot when she votes. “Well, there are still local elections that are important and congressional elections, so that’s the primary reason I vote,” she said.Richie says that’s the message voters need to hear every four years when they’re mulling over whether it’s worth voting.“It is true that in a lot of states the congressional race isn’t very close and the senate race isn’t very close, you know your state legislative race might not be contested,” he explained. “But there is usually something.”Richie and his group think changing the electoral process altogether will make the biggest difference in getting voters to the polls.Right now, FairVote is encouraging states to pass laws that would require electors to give their votes winner of the national popular vote – no matter how the state votes.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. Sharelast_img read more

Bridgestone is demonstrating its AeroBee ereader

first_img 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Most e-readers are E-Ink. On devices, such as the very popular Amazon Kindle, they allow users to have a clear and paper-like viewing experience, and no glare in high light or outdoor situations. The E-Ink devices also use less power than devices like the iPad, and therefore have a longer battery life. Citation: Bridgestone is demonstrating its AeroBee e-reader (2011, April 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-bridgestone-aerobee-e-reader.html E Ink, maker of Kindle display, to offer color Explore furthercenter_img More information: www.bridgestone.com/products/d … r/aerobee/index.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com These devices do have some drawbacks as well. The E-Ink devices only do black and while screens, and for the current generation at least, they have a refresh rate that is so low that is makes animation an impossibility. Like all things in technology however those limitations are bound to change. Companies are working on the next generation of E-Ink devices, and Bridgestone is showing off its offering.Bridgestone’s new e-reader, dubbed the AeroBee, features a QR-LPD display that can run at a resolution of 800 x 600. The device is also capable of showing images in color and acting as a touch screen. The machine, which will take input with a stylus, allows users to interact with their text. The device is also flexible. Yes, you read that right, it is flexible.The screen works with a completely new approach to the E-Ink concept. The AeroBee uses black and white electrified powder, which acts like a liquid. When electric current is run though it the black powder is move to the front or back of the display, depending on how the current is applied. The stylus helps to move the powder over the screen, creating new configurations on the screen. With the use of color filters the screen can also apply up to 4,096 colors onto a screen as big as 13.1-inches.No product price or specific time line for launch have been give at this time.last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Additionally, NovaDose provides dashboard reporting to allow users to analyze procedures and modalities.“This new integrated product offering enables Novarad customers to address one of the most pressing healthcare challenges of tracking cumulative ionizing dose exposure from diagnostic imaging procedures,” said Steve Fowler, product marketing director at Novarad Corporation. “By teaming with PHS Technologies, we have created a combined system that works seamlessly together to provide healthcare providers with alerts to help prevent overexposure based on a maximum threshold as defined by the facility.” DoseMonitor will automatically calculate a patient’s cumulative radiation dose and provide a customer-defined “red/yellow/green” type alerting system when an exam is ordered. In addition, by using DICOM data from NovaPACS, devices and examination procedures that no longer meet customer-determined dose specifications can be identified. 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Police probe Toronto shooting in Greektown on the Danforth

first_img By: The Canadian Press Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Danforth, Toronto TORONTO — Several blocks in the heart of Toronto’s popular Greektown district were surrounded by yellow police tape Monday morning, and nearly all local businesses were closed, after a fatal shooting on Sunday night.Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a man armed with a handgun fired into restaurants and patios lining Danforth Avenue.Police said the 29-year-old suspected gunman exchanged fire with officers and was later found dead in the area. There was no immediate word on a motive. The incident began around 10 p.m.No information had yet been released about the two shooting victims. Police Chief Mark Saunders previously said a woman was killed and a girl, aged eight or nine, was in critical condition.Neighbourhood residents visiting the scene of the shooting said they’re struggling to process the deadly incident.“There’s a lot of good people here,” said Gord Cheong who lives blocks away. “There’s a lot of people who come to the Danforth, to Greektown, but it’s generally quite quiet. So this is unusual, and disturbing.”More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthPrime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a statement of support via Twitter.“My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery,” he wrote Monday morning. “The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave – and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.”Toronto Mayor John Tory called the shooting “a despicable act” and expressed outrage that someone had “unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening.”The mayor said the latest shooting happened as the city was still healing from a van attack that left 10 people dead just a few months ago. In April, a white van mounted a sidewalk on a busy Toronto running down pedestrians.“We were so used to living in a city where these things didn’t happen and as we saw them going on in the world around us (we) thought they couldn’t happen here,” Tory told reporters Sunday night, urging people to stay calm while police carry on their investigation. Police probe Toronto shooting in Greektown on the Danforth Monday, July 23, 2018 last_img read more

Jewish group suggests ban on farright Greek party

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Kantor would not give details of the measures that his organization plans to propose, but they could involve passing legislation, sharing intelligence, and a public awareness campaign about anti-Semitic threats.In particular, Kantor expressed concern about Golden Dawn, a party that did well during Greece’s May 6 election and whose leader claimed that Nazi concentration camps did not use ovens and gas chambers to kill prisoners during the Holocaust.The party has rejected a neo-Nazi label but campaigned on an anti-immigration platform. Because the leading parties were unable to form a government in Greece, another election is expected, but the message sent by Golden Dawn’s performance has raised fears among minorities.Kantor said Golden Dawn’s “political rise should have sent shock-waves through Europe.”“Before calling on European leaders to act against hate on the street, they must clear their own house and that means banning and ostracizing any politicians and political parties that preach hate and violence,” he said. “While we highly value freedom of speech, we all recognize that there must be restrictions, and the visceral hatred propagated by the Golden Dawn is surely outside the boundaries of appropriate political discourse.” Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Kantor plans to meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and the congress consulted with Francois Hollande a few weeks before he was elected president of France.“We have to be proactive. Otherwise we’re in a shameful position because we see the problem and we do not do anything,” Kantor told The Associated Press in an interview in Prague. “That’s why we’re here.”The Czech Republic is one of Israel’s strongest allies in the European Union. The Czech government pushed for closer ties between the EU and Israel when it held the 27-nation bloc’s rotating presidency last year.Kantor said the current economic crisis creates ripe conditions for anti-Semitism and that radical Muslim communities in Europe are ready to attack Jews because of the tension between Israel and the Palestinians and other Middle East countries.A recent report on anti-Semitism said the number of attacks in Europe declined in 2011, but they were generally more violent than in previous years.“It is a very dangerous trend,” Kantor said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) – A major European Jewish organization is urging European governments to quickly adopt measures to tackle anti-Semitism and far-right extremism, including possibly banning a hardline Greek party that did unusually well in recent elections.Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, was meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas on Wednesday to seek his support for “emergency measures” to protect the continent’s Jewish communities from violent hate crimes. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help The vital role family plays in society Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

Air Niugini increases flights to Australia

first_imgAir Niugini Boeing 767 aircraft on descent into Port Moresby International Airport.Air Niugini chief executive officer Mr Simon Foo is pleased to announce an increase in the number of flights to and from the Australian cities of Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney effective from – 30th October 2016.Mr Foo said the flight increase was made possible following recent variations to the Air Niugini and Qantas code share agreement, which are subject to regulatory approval.“With this change, Air Niugini will continue to offer a double daily service to Brisbane, one of which will be operated by ANG’s wide body Boeing 767 aircraft. The second service will be operated by a Qantas Boeing 737 aircraft. There will be two flights per day in each direction,” Mr Foo said.“Air Niugini also plans to increase its convenient direct services to Sydney from two to three flights per week. The airline’s services to Cairns on the popular Fokker 70 jet aircraft will also increase. Air Niugini will operate at least two flights a day in each direction, with larger aircraft operating on some flights.“Under the revised code share arrangements, Air Niugini will be able to place its “PX” code on Qantas operated flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Melbourne and Perth, allowing its passengers to make seamless connections to these cities and to have access to a wider choice of through fares and tickets than is currently available.”Air Niugini and Qantas have agreed to continue code sharing across all three routes between Papua New Guinea and Australia, subject to regulatory approval.Air Niugini and Qantas have successfully operated code share services on the Brisbane and Sydney routes since 2002, offering travellers access to a wider choice of flights and air fares than would otherwise be available. Air Niugini Source = Air Niuginilast_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The publisher of a new Richard Avedon biography says it will look into alleged inaccuracies raised by the late photographer’s foundation, but rejected calls to withdraw the book.Earlier this week, the Richard Avedon Foundation issued a long list of “exaggerations and inaccuracies” in “Avedon: Something Personal,” co-authored by Steven M.L. Aronson and former foundation head and longtime Avedon colleague Norma Stevens. The foundation is asking that the Penguin Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau cease publication of the book, which came out last month and draws upon interviews with many of Avedon’s friends and associates.“Everyone saw one side of him— but together the testimonies of his assistants, models and lovers add up to a mosaic of the man,” The New York Times wrote in a Dec. 12 review. “The snapshots are affectionate and admiring, and the contradictions in them can give you whiplash.”The alleged errors range from the terms of an Avedon’s contract with Conde Nast in the 1960s to Stevens’ claim that she was “at his side” when the photographer Avedon died in 2004. The foundation also alleges that Stevens borrowed material from a fictionalized memoir Avedon had worked on.“Stevens appears to be lifting various stories out of this fictional work, lightly editing and rewriting them, and then presenting them as both her own work and as biographical fact,” the foundation’s executive director, James Martin, said in a statement.On Thursday, the publisher said that it will correct any mistakes for future editions, but plans no other changes.“The book is an important and meaningful account by the person who was in a privileged position to observe and know Richard Avedon as well as anybody else and to reflect on him,” the statement reads. “Furthermore, the book is not a traditional biography. As the flap copy says, that the book is ‘equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history.’ It consists in large measure of impressions_those of his close friend and business partner Norma Stevens, as well as those of over a hundred other people who knew him well and contributed their own memories and impressions. The story she tells recounts the tales he told her in the almost thirty years she worked alongside him.” by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Dec 21, 2017 10:09 am PDT Last Updated Dec 21, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Avedon foundation criticizes new bio of photographerlast_img read more

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