Iraq top UN envoy discusses upcoming polls with senior religious leaders

During the talks on 4 October, both Ad Melkert, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, and Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani raised the issue of pending electoral legislation, according to a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).Mr. Melkert underscored the urgent need for the Council of Representatives to pass the Election Law, while Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani expressed his strong support for the electoral process and for broad participation in next year’s parliamentary elections.The Special Representative, who also heads UNAMI, told the religious leaders of how the mission has stepped up its work in the political, humanitarian and human rights fields.Last month, he welcomed what he described as growing confidence in the electoral process in Iraq, giving his backing to the voter registration process ahead of the polls.“The importance of next January’s elections for the future of Iraq cannot be overstated,” Mr. Melkert said in remarks at a voter registration centre at Omar Mukhtar Secondary School in the capital, Baghdad.“The number of people taking part in the registration update is an indicator of the growing confidence in the electoral process and the will of the Iraqi people to rebuild their country.” 6 October 2009The top United Nations envoy to Iraq has discussed next January’s Iraqi elections with Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Al-Sistani and other senior religious officials in the holy city of Najaf. read more

Government to probe NGOs

Hulugalle said that currently, there are nearly 100 NGOs operating in the country, and a large number of them have been identified to be surreptitiously engaging in activities inimical to the state by hatching various conspiracies through opposition politicians.Investigations have also revealed that some of them had fraudulently evaded registration as NGOs and obtained registration from the Department for the Registrar of Companies as non-profit organizations by duping certain officials. Hulugalle said that legislation has been enacted making every NGO to comply with regulations and conditions stipulated in the amended gazette notification published in 2006 after registering it with the Office for the Registration of NGOs on February 26,1999. The government has appointed a special Board of Intellectuals to probe charges and allegations being made against NGOs and their operations, the government information department said today.The government says it has also been made compulsory for all NGOs operating in the country to register themselves with the Office for the Registration of Non Governmental Organizations. Accordingly, NGOs should submit a report to the government listing its role, staff and funding and donations received from abroad, their manner of expenditure and their proposals and plans, he said. Their assets should also be registered with the relevant unit of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Director General of Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle was quoted by the information department as saying that strict legal action will be taken against NGOs failing to comply with this registration rule it will result in the eviction of such NGOs. The Registration of NGOs has been brought under the purview of the Defence Ministry with effect from 2010. The registration process of NGOs is implemented under the supervision of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. “This step is being taken to thwart certain NGOs from hatching conspiracies to effect regime change by engaging in politics in the guise of doing social work in the country,” the information department said. read more

OZ Minerals teams up with Unearthed to set Explorer Challenge

first_imgMining company OZ Minerals and energy and resources open innovation platform Unearthed have partnered to launch the Explorer Challenge.This online crowdsourcing competition calls for geologists and data scientists from across the globe to develop ground-breaking approaches to discover new exploration targets at a site near Oz Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia, with a A$1 million ($722,497) prize pool to be awarded to winning ideas, Unearthed said.Prominent Hill sits within the Mount Woods exploration tenements in northern South Australia. The mine has been in operation since 2009. The site for this competition is the remaining land of the Mount Woods exploration tenements surrounding Prominent Hill.OZ Minerals’ Chief Executive Officer Andrew Cole said: “We’ve taken an approach from outside our industry and applied it to the challenge. This gives us potential access to thousands of scientists’ ideas and data, compared to our relatively small team of in-house geologists – a different and diverse perspective to interpret our exploration data.“The challenge presents a number of benefits and, importantly, helps us gain new insights and find new approaches to push the boundaries of our geological understanding of the area.“The challenge is a continuation of our digital transformation journey, which we started two years ago when we migrated all our exploration data to the Amazon Web Service cloud. We want to find ways to work smarter with all the data we’ve got, not just geological data, and challenge existing concepts of how we are harnessing it.”The Explorer Challenge seeks to test how the global mining and resources industry may leverage data science to its full potential in the future.Unearthed Founding Director Justin Strharsky said mineral exploration is difficult and economic mineral deposits are rare: “During the exploration process, the iterative process of collecting different datasets, followed by geological interpretation, can take a very long time. Vast amounts of data are collected and processed, and very often this does not result in a discovery.“The Explorer Challenge will speed up the exploration lifecycle and allow us to analyse information at a much faster rate than before. This competition represents a fundamental change in approach to problem-solving. Data science techniques can be used for exploration and many other challenges faced by the industry.“This is a very real example of the future of work within the industry in general and exploration, in particular. Organisations must understand the business-as-usual approach in this industry will no longer suffice. The traditional borders of our companies must be expanded virtually to include people with different skills and perspectives from around the world. If your approach to digital skills is to hire people who happen to live near your HQ on the basis of a CV or a degree from a school you recognise, you’re doing it wrong.”Participating innovators will put their skills to the test and develop solutions for the duration of the 10-week online competition and compete for not only A$1 million in prize money, but also the chance to have their winning model tested in real life, with the top targets scheduled to be drilled next year, Unearthed said.OZ Minerals will announce the Explorer Challenge at the South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on December 7, 2018.Interested participants can register their interest at the Explorer Challenge site and will be notified when the competition opens in February 2019. Entries close May 2019, and winners will be announced in June 2019.last_img read more

SEHA GAZPROM league best goals in February

seha gazprom league SEHA GAZPROM League will have the final weekend in Varaždin between April 1 and 3, where four best teams will compete for the title at Final4 event.Reigning champions are coming from Veszprem.Take a look on the best goals in regional competition in February 2016.PHOTO: Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Zsolt Melczer ← Previous Story HANDBALL SELFIE MIT MUTTI: Golden Germans with Angela Merkel Next Story → 2019: Andreas Nilsson to stay in Veszprem

Raspberry Pi ups RAM to 512MB keeps price at 35

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi Foundation has already done a lot to impress the tech community this year simply by releasing such a cheap computer. A complete platform the size of a credit card for $35 is an achievement many would have never believed possible, but the foundation has now gone one better.The only version of the Raspberry Pi currently available is the Model B with 256MB of RAM. That’s just enough to allow you to run most applications, but not really enough to have a few big apps running at any one time or to use a platform like Java comfortably. It has been suggested that the Foundation release a more expensive model of the machine to solve this problem, but a price increase would be detrimental to what the Raspberry Pi is trying to offer: very cheap computing that’s accessible to anyone.Working with their hardware partners Samsung, Sony, and Broadcom, the Foundation has instead managed to achieve the unthinkable. All future Model B Raspberry Pi boards will ship with 512MB of RAM as standard at no additional cost. So that’s double the RAM at the same $35 price point.If you have a Raspberry Pi on order it is likely you will receive the 512MB version as they have already started shipping. The only other thing you’ll need is a firmware update to unlock the other 256MB of memory for the RP-focused Linux distributions to use.Back when the Raspberry Pi first started being produced 512MB of RAM was unthinkable in terms of cost, but things change and costs come down with scale. The Raspberry Pi is now being manufactured in the UK at a rate of 30,000 units per month. Such large orders would have brought the price of bulk buying RAM chips down and that’s what most likely made the 512MB modules affordable.The Foundation has no plans to double it again to 1GB in the near future, and they have confirmed the Model A will ship with 256MB, not 512MB. It’s perfect timing for this upgrade to happen too, as a number of Raspberry Pis will be ordered for under the Christmas tree this year.Read more at Raspberry Pilast_img read more

ASA Backs TransPacific Partnership Will Press Congress to Approve

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) endorses the recently released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and calls on Congress to take up and approve the agreement as quickly as possible.”The TPP is a good deal for soybean farmers and our livestock customers. We back it and we will push Congress to do the same,” said ASA President Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas. “We know that this will further expand our access to valuable markets in Asia and Latin America, but specifically, there are several key sections of the agreement that will move our trade significantly forward. The sanitary and phytosanitary provisions contained in the TPP will help eliminate many of the non-scientific barriers to market entry that hang us up in particular markets, and the biotechnology provisions in the agreement will help to ensure that from export partner to export partner, science is the common framework on which our soybean technology is regulated.”The TPP, if approved, will eliminate tariffs on soybeans, soybean oil and soybean meal in each of the 12 TPP nations within a set timeframe. In Japan, tariffs on soybean oil will be eliminated within six years. In Vietnam, tariffs will be eliminated in 11 years per the agreement, and in Peru the TPP eliminates tariffs my 2018. Immediately, the agreement lifts tariffs for soybeans, meal and oil in New Zealand, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as on soybean meal in Japan.”The U.S. and our 11 partner nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership represent 500 million potential customers and more than 40 percent of the global economy. What’s more important, though, is that these partner nations represent many of the most promising established and emerging markets for U.S. soy and meat,” said ASA First Vice President and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins. “The TPP helps grow the markets in these economies, and as they grow, their demand for American products grows as well. Most importantly for soybean farmers, their demand for meat protein grows. That drives production here in the States, which creates demand for our soybean meal as livestock feed.”Cowan and Wilkins also praised the administration for its work in bringing the TPP to its current state.”A huge amount of credit goes to Ambassador Froman, Ambassador Vetter and the entire team at USTR,” said Cowan. “They brought our needs and concerns to the table, along with our nation’s massive range of other industries, and crafted a deal that will help grow our economy, both on the farm and in the city.””A significant thank you goes to Secretary Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Harden, Under Secretary Scuse, and Administrator Karsting at USDA for the work they’ve put in to ensure that this deal was struck in such a way that is workable and practical for American farmers,” Wilkins added.The spotlight now shifts to Congress, where the agreement faces a stiff political headwind, an issue that Cowan says is significant but not insurmountable.”We’ve seen climates like this before, complete with political polarization and the added stress of an election year, but even in those times, we’ve still managed to put together a coalition of industries and congressional allies to move beneficial packages through,” Cowan said. “Trade Promotion Authority was no easy lift, but we found Democrats and Republicans alike that saw the distinct promise of trade for our businesses. That sensible, middle-ground coalition will be key to approving TPP as well, and we call on Congress to take up this effort and approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Penthouse Owner Offers 210M for Playboy

first_imgFriendFinder’s offer comes on the heels of an announcement this week that Hefner is looking to purchase all of Playboy’s outstanding shares of Class A and Class B common stock for $5.50 per share (he already owns 69.5 percent of its Class A and 27.7 of its Class B stock) and aims to take the company private. By way of public announcements, Hefner has made it clear that he does not intend to sell his stake in PEI to any third party.FriendFinder—which retained Imperial Capital, LLC as financial advisor for the bidding process—says its offer represents a 10 percent premium over Hefner’s offer. See below for the entire text of FriendFinder’s proposal to PEI’s board of directors:Gentlemen:We understand that you have received a proposal from Hugh Hefner to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Class A and Class B common stock of Playboy for $5.50 per share in cash, implying an equity value for Playboy Enterprises of approximately $185 million.We believe that we can structure an offer to acquire Playboy Enterprises, Inc. in a transaction worth over $210 million of equity value (which could increase based on our receipt and review of certain due diligence information including updated financial data), and would propose a meeting with your board to discuss this opportunity on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. This would represent at least a 10% premium over the proposal made to you by Mr. Hefner and Rizvi Traverse.We would propose an arrangement where we would partner with Mr. Hefner in our efforts to drive shareholder value. We envision that following the completion of the proposed transaction, Mr. Hefner would retain editorial control of Playboy Magazine and would be entitled to reside in the Playboy Mansion.We believe our proposal is in the best interests of Playboy Enterprises and its minority stockholders. Our proposal provides an excellent opportunity for the minority stockholders of Playboy Enterprises to realize liquidity for their shares at a significant premium to market values, provides a basis for future growth, and would reinvigorate the company and enhance the legacy of the Playboy brand.We would expect continuity of senior management through completion of the transactions contemplated by this proposal, and we are open to participation by continuing members of senior management on a going forward basis.We have spoken with our financial advisors and have contacted major lenders regarding potential financing for this transaction. We are very confident that ample financial resources will be available to complete this transaction. We contemplate that the definitive agreements will not contain a financing contingency.This indication of interest is non-binding and no agreement, arrangement or understanding between FriendFinder Networks and Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has been or will be created until such time as definitive documentation has been executed and delivered by all appropriate parties, any requisite consents are obtained and any proposed agreement, arrangement or understanding has been approved by any special committees and the Boards of Directors, as appropriate.We believe that together we can create a 21st century media powerhouse and generate tremendous synergies through the combination of Playboy’s iconic brands and licensing engine with the Penthouse brands and the demonstrated technological innovations of FriendFinder Networks.Sincerely,FRIENDFINDER NETWORKS INC.Marc H. BellPresident and Chief Executive Officer As promised, Penthouse magazine publisher FriendFinder Networks has announced that it has made a proposal to acquire Playboy parent Playboy Enterprises Inc. for $210 million. The proposal was sent to PEI’s board of directors today.PEI released it’s own statement confirming that it had recievedFriendFinder’s offer and that it will “give it appropriateconsideration.” A Playboy spokesperson did not immediately return arequest for comment.In connection with its proposal, FriendFinder says it would leverage its 200,000 affiliates in its network of Web sites and social networking companies to extend Playboy’s global reach. “We are very excited about the prospect for the combination of Playboy Enterprises and FriendFinder Networks,” CEO Marc Bell says in the announcement. “We look forward to [Playboy founder Hugh Hefner] and other key members of management being an integral part of the combined companies.”last_img read more

Through a student lens Films focus on place culture and climate change

first_imgFive Mount Edgecumbe High School students took part in a film-making class last year and will showcase their work at a screening in Sitka tonight. The films focus on place, culture, and climate change in a handful of villages across the state.Emmett Williams has been in the film industry for decades. His work has taken him to Africa, South America and to big cities like New York and London. Most recently though, Sitka has been the focus of his storytelling career.Listen Now “When I came to Sitka I met Peter Bradley at the Island Institute and we became not only good friends, but we had a lot of creative ideas that were similar,” Williams explained.One of those ideas involved students at Mount Edgecumbe. The Island Institute, a Sitka-based nonprofit, was looking to start a storytelling program at the school. Williams, on the other hand, wanted to teach students about the more technical aspects of filmmaking.“I was having a conversation about that with Annika Ord, the program manager of the Island Institute at the time, and we said, ‘We should do it together,’ and so Annika and I started working together and it’s been an amazing partnership,” Williams said.That partnership resulted in a class at Mount Edgecumbe. With a $20,000 grant from the Crossett Fund, the Island Institute paid Williams and Ord and purchased eight high-quality audio and video kits for the students to use.Williams said, in the beginning, students learned the basics of storytelling and documentary filmmaking.“We also said, ‘These are examples of climate change stories. These are examples of stories about culture. These are examples of stories about place,’” Williams said. “And then we said, ‘Forget all that, what do you care about?’’”Williams said it was important to let the students decide what each of their stories would be about. Once they had the basic training, each went home for the summer with film equipment in hand and an idea in mind.“The five stories are based in Craig, Bethel, New Stuyahok, Klawock and Old Harbor,” Williams explained.And their stories ended up being just as diverse as the places where they were filmed. Williams was careful not to give anything away, but he did say how impressed he is with each of the students.“You know when you work with teenagers or kids sometimes you think, ‘You know, whatever they come back with I’ll be happy,’” Williams said. “‘I’m just happy they come back with something,’ but we were literally in shock at how amazing the footage and the interviews are.”Williams has no doubt moviegoers will be just as amazed as he.The films are being screened at Sitka’s Coliseum Theater Thursday, 6:00pm, followed by a question and answer with the student filmmakers. The event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

Chandrababu used his experience to exploit the state Minister

first_imgAmaravati: AP Irrigation Minister Anil Kumar Yadav has made serious comments of TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu that he used his experience to exploit the state. During the debate on irrigation projects, Minister has made allegations on the opposition leader. He also commented that huge corruption and irregularities happened in the irrigation department during the earlier TDP government’s rule. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He said by forming the ring, they have shared the projects across the state and raised the rates by Rs 16,000 crore. Minister Anil Kumar said Chandrababu has no intention to complete the projects, expect to lay the foundation stones. He said the government is bringing the reverse tendering process to put a check on the corruptions in the projects. He also said the Judicial Commission is also being set up for the transparency in the contracts.last_img read more

ISRO hailed for detecting Chandrayaan2 glitch on time

first_imgThe launch of Chandrayaan-2 launch was called off due technical snag on July 15, 2019.IANS/ISROWith India postponing the Chandrayaan-2 launch owing to a technical snag in the ‘Bahubali’ rocket about an hour before it was to take off on Monday morning, people on social media said it is better late than never.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) called off the launch of Chandrayaan-2 that would send an orbiter, lander and rover to explore the Moon’s South Pole, saying a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system and revised launch date would be announced later.”Happy that the snag was recognised well in time… It can all be fixed on Earth… Post Lift Off… it’s not possible… Hopefully the revised launched date will be soon… Awaiting,” a user tweeted.”Safety and Precaution before a mishap is important,” tweeted another.The Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission is aimed to make India the fourth nation in the world to land and ride on the lunar surface. The other three nations that had achieved this feat are Russia, the US and China.”It seems space enthusiasts may have to hold on to their excitement for weeks, if not months, till @isro is able to fix the technical glitch and is ready with the next launch window,” said one user.”So what? Tiger always takes 2 steps back before leaping towards prey successfully… We wait for you!! Good luck!!! Make us proud again and again…” posted a user.Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land the lander, Vikram, and rover, Pragyan, in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70 degrees south.The 3.8-tonne complex mission will have an orbiter with 8 scientific experiments, a lander with three experiments, a rover with two experiments and one passive experiment from the US space agency NASA.”That’s the main reason for the success of @isro because they count, calculate and observe every minute of their mission. So that mission can complete in one attempt. Many congratulations for detecting the defect during #Chandrayaan2 which say many things in itself,” posted another user on Twitter.last_img read more

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Electricity Hits Dominican Republic

first_img Share Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images via NPRElectricity poles and power lines toppled by Hurricane Maria are seen in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The storm left the island without electricity service, officials say.Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria — and it’s doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water, and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service.“We are without power, the whole island is without power,” Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner — its representative in Congress — told Morning Edition on Thursday. González-Colón spoke from Carolina, near San Juan.Maria is currently passing north of the Dominican Republic — as midday neared on Thursday, its eye was 105 miles east-northeast of Puerto Plata and it was moving toward the northwest at 9 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maria’s maximum sustained winds of 115 mph make it a Category 3 hurricane.In many places, Maria ruined repairs that had only just been completed after the island was hit with a glancing blow from the massively powerful Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million people; Maria is the strongest storm to hit there in decades.NPR’s Greg Allen reported on the storm’s effects for our Newscast unit:“Maria dropped a record 35 inches of rain in some places. Rivers across the island are out of their banks. Authorities opened the floodgates on reservoirs making flooding worse in some downstream communities. In Levittown, west of San Juan, flooding forced residents to their rooftops where they awaited rescue.“In the city of Las Piedras, officials say they recorded wind gusts over 200 miles per hour. Maria’s high winds took roofs, destroyed homes and snapped concrete power poles in two.”As the storm’s intense winds and high storm surge wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico yesterday, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz called for help from the mainland U.S., saying, “The Puerto Rico and San Juan we knew yesterday is no longer there.”Speaking to González-Colón on Thursday, NPR’s David Greene asked for her impression.“It is that bad,” she said. “I mean, there is devastation. People with wooden houses are no longer there. And all of the forests and palm trees — they’re not there. It’s bare soil. It is devastating, and I hope we can recover soon.”Dangerous winds persisted last night, González-Colón says: “It was a long day last night, because the hurricane winds which began at 1 a.m. [continued ] until midnight.”Coordinating relief and recovery efforts will also be a challenge: Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Wednesday, “Our telecommunications system is partially down.”Maria’s path put most of the Dominican mercifully outside the storm’s 60-mile extension of hurricane-force winds, but heavy rains and tropical-storm conditions are hitting the island. Still, parts of the Dominican Republic can expect to see a dangerous storm surge and large waves, with water levels 4 to 6 feet above normal tide, the hurricane center said.After expending huge amounts of energy to destroy parts of Puerto Rico, the storm picked up more power when it moved back over water.Maria is expected to intensify further, with the hurricane center predicting winds of 125 mph within 24 hours. The next areas that lie in the storm’s path are part of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas — both areas that can expect to see tropical storm conditions later today, and hurricane conditions tonight.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

1 killed 14 injured in mishap near Mirik

first_imgDarjeeling: A 73-year-old woman died in a vehicle mishap near Mirik in the Darjeeling district on Friday, while 14 others have been injured.The accident occurred at Malidhura in the Thorbu tea estate in Mirik. An SUV was going to Siliguri from Nagari, Dhajey when it skidded off the road. Local residents came to the rescue of the victims. 73-year-old Dhanmati Rai died on the spot. The injured persons were rushed to Mirik Hospital. Out of the 14 injured, the condition of 4 is reported to be critical. They have been referred to Siliguri. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, the body of missing tourist Gopal Narwani (24) of Bundi, Rajasthan was recovered from Haldibari area in Cooch Behar district. The body was identified by his brother Dipak Narwani. On July 10, one Aman Garg along with his two friends, all hailing from Rajasthan, were travelling from Bagdogra to Gangtok, when the car skidded off the road and fell into River Teesta near the Coronation Bridge. A search and rescue operation was launched by the NDRF and later joined in by an Indian Navy team, along with local rafters. Finally, the body of Garg was found kilometers downstream in Jalpaiguri district on July 13.last_img read more

Governor says due to Cancun violence technology not enough

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — In the face of the continual wave of criminal violence in Cancun, state governor Carlos Joaquín González says that implementing the Technological Innovation Surveillance project is not enough.He says that it is necessary to promote more crime prevention measures adding, “We cannot just sit back and watch.“Definitely some executions and other actions have happened that most of the time occur between groups of criminals. What we have to do is promote preventive measures, work on crime prevention,” he said.Joaquín González confirmed that over the next few days, the state will launch the Technological Innovation of Surveillance project, which will enable greater control of what happens on the streets in the main cities of the state.He reports that his administration has invested nearly 3 billion peso into surveillance cameras, metal detector arches and a control and surveillance center.He says that the state police have reinforced its presence in Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, and that the next base of operations will be located between Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto before the end of this year.The police have the proper equipment with better salaries, a good number of patrols and training, he explained.Joaquín González said that the police presence will be reinforced by a Military Police base that will begin operations no later than October, with the purpose of providing greater security to the residents of Quintana Roo.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UK will prosecute expol with dementia with child sex crimes

first_imgLONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have reversed their position and will charge a former lawmaker who now has severe dementia with sex crimes against children.The Crown Prosecution Service said Monday that a judge and jury would conduct a “trial of the facts” in the case of 86-year-old Greville Janner, although his illness means he likely will not be convicted or punished.Police and child abuse victims expressed outrage when prosecutors announced in April that they would not charge Janner over alleged offenses against boys several decades ago, even though there was enough evidence to prosecute. Prosecutors said his Alzheimer’s meant he was not fit to stand trial. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mesa family survives lightning strike to home But after his alleged victims complained, prosecutors decided “it was in the public interest to bring proceedings before the court.”Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said deciding whether to prosecute had been “an extremely difficult and borderline case because of the strong arguments on both sides.”She said it was “a matter of real regret” that Janner had not been prosecuted sooner.Janner was a Labour Party lawmaker from 1970-97, later serving in the House of Lords. He is accused of 22 offenses in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, most involving boys in children’s homes in Janner’s central England constituency.His family says he is innocent.Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents some of the alleged victims, said he clients were delighted by the decision.“They have felt deeply frustrated by the criminal justice system,” she said. “However, this decision has given them more hope of finally establishing the truth.”The first court hearing in the case has been set for August. The court will decide whether Janner should be excused from attending the trial on medical grounds.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

CY gets involved in oil and gas operations

first_imgCYPRUS Airways (CY) has signed a strategic agreement with PHI Air Europe, a leading company in the provision of helicopter support to offshore oil and gas operations.The deal includes use of CY’s engineering and maintenance department, and also contains provisions for expanding cooperation to other areas such as personnel training, provision of continuous airworthiness management, and cargo services.PHI Air Europe is part of US-based PHI Helicopters INC, which will base its European HQ in Cyprus.CY executive director Aaron Karaoghlanian, said the agreement opened a new chapter in the services provided by the company.PHI project director Mike Foley said the agreement would strengthen and enhance both the company’s operational capability and presence in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in delivering an outstanding service to the natural gas and oil industry.You May LikeLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoTherapy JokerHow Rich Is Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian?Therapy JokerUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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