Kim Jong Un Says US Sanctions Against North Korea Are Declaration

By Alexandra KrauskaRabat –  Kim Jong Un, President of North Kora said that the US sanctions against “are a declaration of war.”The United States officially sanctioned Kim Jong Un and ten other North Korean officials for human rights abuses, according to CBS News. North Korea responded by ending all diplomatic communication and suggesting harsher punishment for Americans detained there, and called the sanctions “declarations of war.” A recent US State Department report documented the humanitarian condition in North Korea. It estimated that between 80,000 to 120,000 citizens are held in prison camps, and that physical and sexual abuse and executions are frequent.The US Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial intelligence, Adam J. Szubin, stated that “under Kim Jong Un, North Korea continues to inflict intolerable cruelty and hardship on millions of its own people, including extrajudicial killings, forced labor, and torture.”North Korea is already sanctioned for their nuclear weapons program, but Kim Jong Un himself was never specifically named in those sanctions. By being blacklisted, any assets the named people may have in the US are frozen, and US citizens are prevented from working with them.“The United States has dared to challenge the highest authority of ours, committing the worst-ever hostile act that goes beyond confrontation over the so-called human rights issue. This constitutes an open declaration of war,” a North Korean statement said in response to the sanctions.“Now that the US has made a declaration of war against us, all issues arising from relations with the US will forthwith be handled in accordance with DPRK’s wartime laws.” North Korea refers to itself as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).North Korea has threatened war against several countries multiple times since 1994, though only a few attacks have actually occurred. It is believed that their military equipment is outdated and in poor condition. Their ability to attack the United States with nuclear weapons is questionable, but they could potentially strike US interests in the region.Abdelilah Benkirane of Morocco has said in the past that the kingdom would support South Korea in their policy against North Korea, after the UN adopted a resolution against North Korea in 2014. read more

First Quantum says Cobre Panama costs rise but output expected to be

VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) said Tuesday its Cobre Panama project will cost more and take longer to build, but produce more copper annually than under a previous plan.The mining company said it now expects the copper mine to cost about US$6.4 billion and produce its first concentrate in the fourth quarter of 2017.That compared with an earlier estimate of US$6.2 billion and commercial production in 2016.However First Quantum said once the mine is in production it is expected to produce about 320,000 tonnes of copper annually on a life-of-mine basis, up about 20 per cent from earlier estimates.The open-pit copper mine in Panama, which is expected to operate for 34 years, is also expected to produce 100,000 ounces gold, 1.8 million ounces silver and 3,500 tonnes molybdenum per year.The new guidance for Cobre Panama follows a detailed review by First Quantum, which acquired the project when it took over Toronto-based Inmet Mining last year.First Quantum said it has changed the plan for the project from an out-sourced approach to one that will see the company do the work itself, with outside engineers and contractors used only for specific tasks.The company also announced a refinancing plan to secure the proper funding for the project.“The re-engineering of the Cobre Panama project has resulted in a very much larger project at substantially lower capital intensity and with a considered but clearly defined timeline to completion,” First Quantum president Clive Newall said.“The restructuring of the balance sheet has ensured that the project is well-funded and can be progressed expeditiously toward becoming one of the pillars of the company’s future.”First Quantum holds an 80 per cent stake in the project with the remainder owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp.The company, which produces copper, nickel, gold, zinc and platinum group metals, has seven mines and five development projects around the world.??kC????D by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2014 7:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email First Quantum says Cobre Panama costs rise, but output expected to be higher read more

Canadians continue to pile up nonmortgage debt according to TransUnion report

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 10, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadians continue to pile up non-mortgage debt, according to TransUnion report TORONTO – Canadians continued to pile up non-mortgage debt compared with a year ago but delinquency rates remained low, according to credit monitoring agency TransUnion.Average consumer non-mortgage debt balances rose to $21,686 at the end of the third quarter, up from $21,195 in the same quarter last year.The increase came as non-mortgage debt levels rose 3.57 per cent to $17,969 in Quebec and 2.64 per cent to $21,620 in Ontario.However, while borrowing increased, serious national delinquency rates stood at 2.70 per cent, up from 2.62 per cent a year ago.The change came as delinquency rates rose 13.39 per cent to 3.13 per cent in Alberta and 11.92 per cent to 3.46 per cent in Saskatchewan.TransUnion forecast average debt levels to continue to rise over the next two years, but delinquency rates to move lower.“The recent government outlook of weak economic conditions may have led some consumers to believe low interest rates will be here for a long time, which could result in pushing balances even higher due to low expected borrowing costs,” said Jason Wang, TransUnion’s director of research and analysis in Canada.“With the latest data in hand, we think it’s especially important for lenders to continue monitoring and stress testing their portfolios to ensure they can maintain stable performance when interest rates do eventually rise.”TransUnion raised concerns earlier this year that up to one million Canadian borrowers may have problems if interest rates rise by one full percentage point.Canadians have piled on debt in recent years as interest rates have remained well below historical averages.The Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate target has been set at 0.5 per cent since it was cut twice last year.The rate is a key variable for the big banks when setting their prime rates and the rates for borrowing, like variable rate mortgages and lines of credit. read more

UN food relief agency scales up assistance in Mali to combat effects

In a news briefing in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said the agency is increasing assistance to fragile communities in both the northern and southern parts of the country.In northern Mali, WFP increased its emergency school feeding coverage as more schools have re-opened in the Gao and Timbuktu regions. Currently, some 576 schools are being assisted with more than 120,000 students. Ms. Byrs said nutrition activities will be increased in the area, with WFP having already launched food-for-work activities, consisting mostly in rehabilitation of irrigated plots in one district of the Timbuktu region. WFP is also providing supplementary feeding for children under five, pregnant women and new mothers to prevent acute malnutrition.In southern Mali, WFP is providing food assistance to some 160,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host families, as well as vulnerable communities recovering from last year’s drought. The agency also reached 425,000 people with programmes relating to urban and rural development, resilience, health and education.In addition, WFP is working to connect Malian farmers to markets through the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, which aims to reinforce the capacities of small-holder farmers to improve procurement practices, food processing and commercialization as a means to increase their daily incomes. Ms. Byrs noted that WFP had identified four major risks in northern Mali that could negatively impact food security. These consist of: erratic rains that will affect the harvest for the 2013-2014 period, the depletion of livestock over the past 18 months, the sudden return of IDPs which is straining resources, and the continued insecurity Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal, which is still affecting the local economy. WFP estimated that, in the course of 2013, it had reached some 1 million people in the country. However, around $67 million were still needed for the continuation of the agency’s emergency operations until the end of the year. read more

INTERVIEW Deputy UN chief says World Toilet Day helps break taboos promote

To address these issues, the “Sanitation for All” resolution, spearheaded by Singapore, was adopted by the General Assembly in July, officially designating 19 November as World Toilet Day. Marked by the international community since 2001, the Day aims to change both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation, which 1.1 billion people practice worldwide.United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has, on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, taken up the call to mobilize global action to effectively tackle the sanitation crisis. On World Toilet Day 2013, Mr. Eliasson spoke to the UN News Centre about why it is vitally necessary to make progress to improve hygiene, change social norms, better manage human waste and waste-water systems, and, ultimately, eliminate open-air defecation, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and entrenched poverty.UN News Centre: This is a topic that you are very passionate about. Can you tell us why water and sanitation is such an important issue?Jan Eliasson: Well, I was Emergency Relief Coordinator for the United Nations in the 1990s and I saw what water and sanitation meant out there in the field; it meant life and death for millions of people. I saw children dying in front of me from diarrhoea, dysentery and dehydration and I said to myself ‘we have to do better.’ The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) area that is most lagging is sanitation so I feel its time for us to really mobilize and do something about this. Basically, its about human dignity.UN News Centre: This is a topic that makes some people squeamish, however. Can you tell a bit about how World Toilet Day came to the United Nations as part of the [water and sanitation] MDGs?Jan Eliasson: In some areas we need to break down taboos and talk about things in very realistic terms. That was difficult at first because the word ‘toilet’ was not so much a part of the diplomatic language. So we talked about ‘sanitation.’ Note that the latest words I want to introduce in the diplomatic discourse are ‘open defecation.’ People will raise their eyebrows but I think we need to bring the realities to the halls of the United Nations.The figures are staggering: there are 678 million people that lack potable drinking water; 2.5 billion people lacking decent toilets. As a result, we have almost 2,000 children dying [worldwide] every day from diarrhoea, dysentery, dehydration, and sometimes cholera. I hope that the Member States and world public opinion could really rally and mobilize around this issue.Singapore has played a very important role in this regard with Jack Sim starting the World Toilet movement, and getting a General Assembly resolution passed establishing designating 19 November as World Toilet Day. I think this is going to be very important in breaking down the taboos and making sure we get to the real problems.UN News Centre: You touched on some of the figures, which are truly astonishing, so now, if you can, tell us what the average day is like for someone who gets up in the morning and doesn’t have a toilet.Jan Eliasson: In so many countries, for millions of people, daily life is a struggle not only for food but also for water. We have the situation in the Philippines on our minds now, and I can just imagine the horrors people will face. This disaster has destroyed infrastructure, destroyed homes, destroyed water systems, wells and all the facilities needed for safe drinking water and sanitation. We will have women giving birth without any clean water around. This will pose a danger to life. We will have people dehydrating and people with horrible diarrhoea, which can take lives. So, the daily life for so many people [without toilets or proper sanitation] is an unbearable struggle. We seem to forget that the General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council established the right to water as a human right. We simply do not live up to this. I would hope that we could do this in the name of dignity of life for so many millions of people.And if that’s not enough to convince us all, we should do it out of enlightened self-interest: if people are sick, they don’t go to work. If people are sick, they can’t go to school, particularly girls, who often face the problem of not having toilets in schools. It has such enormous ramifications. The call for action on sanitation includes a call for action to deal with the issue of open defecation. Some 1.1 billion people in around 20 countries practice open defecation, which impacts health, the environment and human dignity. You can’t imagine how dangerous it is for many women around the world to go outside their village or into a dark place and be exposed to sexual abuse and other threats.Jan Eliasson discusses why it is vitally necessary to make concrete progress on improving hygiene and eliminating open-air defecation, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and entrenched poverty. Credit: UNTVIf we meet the water and sanitation targets of MDG 7, we have immediate positive effects on 5 other MDGs – we improve maternal health, general health, education and gender equality. And we reduce extreme poverty. Economists have proven that an investment in sanitation actually brings back five times the amount invested.One of the most important meetings on water and sanitation I have attended was the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meeting hosted at the World Bank in 2012. In the room were around 40 Ministers of Finance and it was striking how they concluded that getting water and sanitation right is a great investment for any country. After that meeting, I think that 12 or 13 of the Ministers gave higher priority to water and sanitation because they could see the reduced outlays and costs in the health sector; they could see people going to work and not staying home sick.UN News Centre: Building on that, what do you think can be done to translate that awareness to ordinary citizens? Sometimes things can get stranded at the ministerial level, so what can be done so that the wider world, especially Western countries, understands how important this is to reaching the MDGs?Jan Eliasson: This requires international and national division of labour; we need to mobilize on so many levels. The United Nations can be a catalyst for action for mobilization of public opinion – like World Toilet Day – but we need to make sure the Member States give water and sanitation issues higher priority on the national and local level. I think mayors and those who head states and provinces have a very crucial role.We also face a situation where soon 60 per cent of humanity will live in urban areas. This will put tremendous pressure on infrastructure. If demands are not met and slums are created, then there can been a great risk of spreading disease, even cholera epidemics as we’re seeing in some cases right now. So I would say that generally, we have to mobilize international organizations, regional organizations, Governments, parliaments, civil society, the private sector, the academic and scientific community, to make sure that we bring about concrete solutions to this very important challenge.UN News Centre: Are there any countries in the developing world that are taking the lead on this issue?Jan Eliasson: I think there is a growing awareness about the issue, particularly on safe water. In that area there is some progress, though not enough. But on sanitation, I think there is a slower trend and that’s why we need this mobilization. While it would be unfair to point to specific countries, I know that there are those that are really moving forward on the issue. One example is Ethiopia, where I was recently. I think that all countries realize the importance, but to translate that into action that is measurable and tangible is the challenge. Here at the UN, we generally know what the problems are. The big challenge for us is to give a good answer to the question ‘how.’ It’s the ‘how’ that we need to work harder on and to be very practical and concrete about.UN News Centre: So what’s next for this issue? What can be done to keep up the momentum after the events around World Toilet Day?Jan Eliasson: We have something going on right now which should be at the centre of our attention – that is the need to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the 1,000 Days campaign and we have much less than 1,000 days left [to reach the deadline for the MDGs]. In this, the most lagging area is sanitation, above all, sanitation. I also think it would be good if finance ministers and Governments looked at the situations in their own countries and examined the enormous benefits of investing in sanitation. We need to look to provide as many good solutions as possible.One challenge is of course that we need sustainable solutions, so [for example] in a world with serious water shortages, we can’t have systems that use five or six litres of water every time someone goes to the toilet. We need to also look at the wider issues, for instance, waste management. We are destroying so may of our waterways, lakes and rivers by putting waste into them. That in turn leads to degradation of those waterways but also to diseases of horrible dimensions. It’s an issue that is related to many other areas, but if we put a glass of water in front of us and say ‘this is what we need to achieve’ along with a toilet, which is a symbol of a life of dignity and good health, then we can make a great contribution to improving the lives of so many people around the world. read more

Ohio States Jessica Porvasnik eyes championships LPGA

Then-freshman Jessica Porvasnik holds her follow-through after a shot during fall practice in 2013 at the OSU Golf Club. Porvasnik played in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open after being named Big Ten Player of the Year as a freshman.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsAfter a summer of teeing it up with the professionals in the U.S. Women’s Open, some coaches and teammates said Jessica Porvasnik will be back with the pros soon enough.Porvasnik, a sophomore on the Ohio State women’s golf team, had quite the summer. After finishing her freshman season by being named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten individual champion and honorable mention All-American, Porvasnik went on to qualify for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open in May.“Something that I want to do one day is definitely go play in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour so it was really cool to play with some of the people I’ve always looked up to and get the experience,” Porvasnik said.Porvasnik’s coach sees Porvasnik playing on tour one day, too. Coach Therese Hession said she is excited to see a glimpse of what the future may hold for the Hinckley, Ohio, native.   “I got to see her the second round (at the U.S. Open). She just looked like she belonged,” Hession said. “I know she even made a comment to her mom saying, ‘Three years from now, this will be my job.’”Porvasnik said, though, she doesn’t plan on leaving OSU any sooner than three years.“It’s like a thought but it would never happen. My mom is the one who says ‘No, you’re getting your degree before you leave,’ so no, it would probably never happen,” she said.Senior teammate Claudia Lim also said she believes Porvasnik will play with the professionals one day.“She’ll play on the LPGA tour, for sure,” Lim said. “She has the potential and all the characteristics to be a great leader.” Now that Porvasnik is back from playing the fairways of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., at the U.S. Women’s Open, she is ready to chase a collegiate championship with her teammates. She was one of the 42 women named on the Big Ten Women’s Golfers to Watch List this season, along with teammates redshirt-sophomore Zoe-Beth Brake and sophomore Katja Pogacar. “For the team, I know our goal is to definitely do really well in the Big Ten again and individually. I had a really good year last year, so I want to improve on that this year,” Porvasnik said. Hession said she is expecting to see a great season from Porvasnik as well, and she hopes that the sophomore will take her experiences from the summer to lead her team. “This summer she got to play with the best in the world at the U.S. Open. I think she’ll draw on those experiences and now she knows more what to expect in college golf,” Hession said.Porvasnik is scheduled to start her sophomore season as a Buckeye on Monday when OSU is set to play in the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The tournament is scheduled to last through Tuesday. read more

People were screaming save my children Witness breaks down as he describes

first_imgA man broke down in tears when describing the desperate attempts to escape blazing  Grenfell Tower.He described how people trapped in the blazing tower “just threw their kids out screaming ‘save my children'”.Mahad Egal told the Victoria Derbyshire show what he saw.He said: “It was rapid, the fire was growing well out of control. There is only the stairs, which is smoke, it’s dark, it’s scary, it’s trip hazard. There’s all sorts, there are the elderly, there are children, there’s disabled people there are all sorts, there’s luggage in the stairwell.  “Even on the stairwell, some lights were not working. So it was so dark in there it’s incredible.”It’s incredible we survived. So many people were left inside. We had relatives and family and friends who called who said ‘we are still trapped in, let the fire services know that we are still here’.”This kid that called and said he was trapped in his room. It’s a very horrible situation, lives have been lost. I can confirm lives have been lost.”There have been fatalities of some of our friends, some of our family, some of our neighbours, it’s heart aching it really is. You just don’t know, right now we can only offer prayers.   ‘People were jumping out of the place, there is a man who threw two of his children.’  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img “We saw a lot. We saw a lot with out own eyes. We saw friend’s families”last_img read more

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay

first_imgTHE STANDARDS IN Public Office Commission cannot move any of its investigations into political wrongdoing forward because of a loophole in its remit.According to RTÉ’s This Week, SIPO has received legal advice which outlined that it needs a full board of six members to probe any allegations.Two positions on the board became vacant last week and appointments are not expected until the end of January 2014.Speaking to the programme, TD Lucinda Creighton said the roles needed to be filled urgently.“The appointments clearly should have been made by now,” she added. “It is a hugely busy and onerous time for SIPO…it is imperative that the appointments are made and they have the full complement of board members.”Creighton also criticised the position Minister Phil Hogan has taken in relation to reforms requested by the Commission.Last week, he sent a letter to the watchdog’s chairman to disagree with moves to make smaller units of political parties accountable under new accounting guidelines.Hogan suggested that SIPO was working outside of its legal remit.In a return letter, published on Friday by the Commission, Justice Matthew P Smith said he was “extremely disappointed” with Hogan’s response.He outlined that if the smaller units were left out of the 2011 accounts of political parties, €984,000 would be unaccounted for.“The Commission is concerned that should accounting units not be included in the political party accounts then it would be impossible to say that the accounts disclose with reaonable accuracy the financial position of the party. Thus, the thrust of the legislation and the clear intention of the Oireachtas would be subverted,” he wrote.“The Commission is strongly of the view that it would faile to reflect the intention of the Oireachtas if political parties were not required to disclose the full detail of their accounts relating to the vast majority of the parts of their political machine, be it branches, groups, accounting units, other associated groupings or subsidiary organisations under their control.”Creighton said it is unfortunate that the guidelines on the accounting reforms will not be in place for local government elections next year.“The idea that you would exclude substantial sums of money from the accounting requirements of the political parties just seems to be very much against the spirit of the legislation – and mitigates against good politics,” she explained.“We’ve seen for far too long what bad politics delivers. The Minister should really take on the advice of the SIPO chairman.“It is important that we ensure all political parties account for all money raised at all levels. That is the very least that taxpayers and members of the public can expect from a political system that has not been transparent and has led to a lot of the problems we have seen. It is time now to clean it up and make sure there is full and complete transparency at all levels.Justice Smith called on the Minister to share the legal advice obtained in relation to SIPO’s remit and to arrange a meeting of both legal teams to come to a common position on the matter.‘He obviously lives on Mars’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political weekEnda Kenny is now the most popular political leader in IrelandDeveloping the ‘hard neck’: TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategieslast_img read more

Star Wars Director Rian Johnson Heads To Japan To Pray For The

first_img Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Star Wars is an extremely important and influential film in our culture, so it’s no surprise that director Rian Johnson should want to head to the country where it all started for him as a Star Wars fan. Recently he traveled to Japan, namely Kyoto, to pay tribute to Japanese screenwriter Akira Kurosawa, whose films inspired Star Wars in general. Johnson went to pray for a successful debut of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is about to release this holiday season.According to Johnson, he actually “fell in love with Star Wars” via Kurosawa’s works when he was just a child. While in Kyoto, he was given a special Japanese performance known as “kyogen,” much like a kabuki-styled stage play, with Star Wars characters and illustrations. If you’re unsure about the Star Wars link here, supposedly both R2-D2 and C3PO were actually based off of characters from Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, whose characters could be seen quite often in kyogen stage shows.During the trip, Johnson was shown a special 5.4 x 5.5-foot Japanese ink painting of R2-D2, C3PO, and Kylo Ren with an impressive tree in the middle of the image. Painted by Masayuki Kojo created the breathtaking image, or “bujinga” (warrior picture) with his signature style. You can see it below. I can barely even draw a stick figure C3PO, so this is a beautiful display of Kojo’s talents.via starwars.disney.co.jpIt was all a respectful and humbling display for Johnson, who we also hope has a wonderful film debut soon. As a Star Wars fan, I’m hoping to see something amazing, and I’m sure there’s no pressure at all when it comes to being the director of a brand new Star Wars film, right? None at all. Hopefully, Johnson came back nice and rested from his trip, ready to enter the holiday season with the rest of us to see how the new Star Wars flick fares.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Research Highlights Danger of Grouping Extinct Mammals Based on Teeth

first_img Beauty—and similarities between mammals’ teeth—is only skin deep.New Arizona State University research suggests that a simple developmental rule can explain the variability in molar crown configuration over 15 million years of ape and human evolution.Run your tongue over your molars (large, flat teeth at the back of the mouth), and you’ll feel a pattern of bumps, ridges, and grooves. Those projections, called cusps, grind and crush food before swallowing.Like almost everything else we know today, molars have changed form over the course of human evolution: Some groups developed larger cusps, while others grew molars with a cluster of small, extra cusps.In a study published this week by the journal Science Advances, researchers led by ASU’s Institute of Human Origins (IHO) and School of Human Evolution and Social Change use evolutionary development biology to explain why.“Instead of invoking large, complicated scenarios to explain the major shifts in molar evolution during the course of hominin origins, we found that simple adjustments and alterations to this one developmental rule can account for most of those changes,” IHO postdoctoral researcher Alejandra Ortiz said in a statement.According to the Patterning Cascade Model (PCM), molar configuration is primarily determined by the distribution of signaling cells; the earlier they develop, the more influence they have over cusp growth.When Ortiz and her colleagues put this to the test, they were surprised to find the theory holds up.“Not only does the model work for explaining differences in basic molar design,” Ortiz said, “but it is also powerful enough to accurately predict the range of variants in size, shape, and additional cusp presence, from the most subtle to the most extreme, for most apes, fossil hominins, and modern humans.”These results conform with a growing portfolio of evidence that a single developmental rule can explain countless variations in mammals’ dental features. (They also highlight the importance of not inferring relationships between extinct species based on similarities in tooth formation.)“That all of this precise, detailed information is contained deep within teeth, even teeth from our long-extinct fossil relatives, is simply remarkable,” Gary Schwartz, a paleoanthropologist with the IHO and study co-author, said. Doctors Extract 526 Teeth From 7-Year-Old Boy’s MouthLocal Events ‘Amplified’ Mass Extinction 260M Years Ago Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Paige comments on Alberto El Patron incident at Orlando airport

first_img Roy Blunt Trump Administration to Revoke Obama-Era Clean Water Act Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrump Administration to Revoke Obama-Era Clean Water ActVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:54/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:48 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Paige undergoes successful neck surgery; King of the Ring semi-finals and finals locations WhatsApp Trump Shares Image Of Plane And Lightning, Twitter Responds With Jokes Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img House Judiciary Committee Approves Resolution On Guidelines For Trump Impeachment Inquiry Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances Please leave us alone. That’s it.— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 10, 2017 Videos Articles WWE star Paige issued tweets on Monday afternoon giving her side of the story after news broke on Monday that her fiancé and current GFW Unified Champion Alberto El Patron was being investigated by Orlando police for alleged domestic violence.Paige claims she received bad family news at the Orlando airport, began crying and that a fan tried to take a photo. She stated the woman threw a drink at Patron (real name Jose Rodriguez) and that they were the ones who called the police.The official statement by the Orlando police described the incident on Sunday as being “domestic violence battery” and that the investigation was still underway.WE got the cops involved. I’m crying cuz I found out bad fam news & a lady tries take a pic. She gets angry throws a drink on @PrideOfMexico— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 10, 2017 Now Playing Up Next Trump Fires John Bolton Now Playing Up Next John Bolton Tweets His Version Of Events After Trump Announces His Firing Barack Obama 8/29 NXT Live Results: Orlando, Florida (Velveteen Dream takes on Roderick Strong) Donald Trump Pinterestlast_img read more

Klopp unconcerned over Liverpools away from

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels that their disappointing 2-0 defeat at Red Red Star Belgrade had nothing to do with being away from homeThe Reds surrendered their lead in Group C on Tuesday night after Milan Pavkov’s superb double earn Red Star a shock victory.It means Liverpool drop to second in the group table with another tricky trip in the Champions League awaiting them in Paris Saint-Germain on November 28.Liverpool have lost both of their away games in Europe this season, but Klopp insists it had nothing to do with the team’s display.“It made sense to make a few changes, a few we had to make and a few we wanted to,” Klopp told the club website. “In the end, it’s easy to say it didn’t work out.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Of course, we need to make sure it will not happen again otherwise it will be difficult because the next game is already an away game again and the last one is a very difficult home game against Napoli.“We have to make sure in Paris we do better. There were a lot of moments when we could get in control of the game and we didn’t do it, we made the wrong decisions.“I don’t think that’s anything to do with [playing] away or home, it just happened.“We will talk about that and will do it better 100 per cent, but for tonight we can’t change it anymore, unfortunately.”In the meantime, Liverpool will host Fulham in the Premier League this Sunday.last_img read more

Fire damages house under construction

first_imgFire charred a home under construction Sunday morning.The fire was reported at 4511 N.E. 120th St. at 7:37 a.m., Capt. Dave James said.Clark County District 6 and one Vancouver Fire Department engine company responded — other Vancouver units were fighting a Marrion neighborhood fire.Firefighters found smoke coming from the garage area of the home. They were able to put the fire out but the entire house was damaged by smoke, James said.Construction on the house appeared to be nearing completion, James said.The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.last_img

Morning Press Commissioners pay property taxes salmon cannon

first_imgClark County Commissioners David Madore, left, and Tom Mielke, right, talk to Ed Barnes, on Tuesday June 3, 2014, after appointing him to fill the seat on the board that was vacated by Steve Stuart earlier this year. What does the forecast look like for the weekend? Check out it out here.Here’s a look at some of this week’s top stories:Commissioners, other officials spar over payThree Clark County officials Tuesday balked at the county commissioners’ proposal to lower pay for the District 3 commissioner seat, saying it would also reduce their salaries.The District 3 position, currently filled by appointed Commissioner Ed Barnes, is the highest paid of the three seats, receiving an annual salary of $106,224. Under the new proposal, pay for the position would drop to $102,224 next year, the same amount as the other two positions, and possibly stay there until 2018. The move is expected to save the county $46,400 during the next biennium.At the same time, the commissioners approved bumping their per-month vehicle allowance by $100 starting next year. They’ll receive $700 a month, resulting in $25,200 a year dedicated to the commissioners’ cars.Commissioners approved the ordinance decreasing the District 3 seat’s pay, but not before Auditor Greg Kimsey, Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and Treasurer Doug Lasher voiced their disapproval. Learn more about the pay proposal.Vancouver moves closer to property tax levy hikeA plan to increase the city’s property tax levy and utility rates was advanced Monday by the Vancouver City Council.last_img read more

India opts out of sharing hydrological data with Pakistan

first_img[Representational Image] According to the Indus Water Treaty, India has full rights on the eastern rivers — Sutlej, Beas and Ravi — and must allow unrestricted flow of water of the western rivers — Indus, Chenab and Jhelum — to Pakistan. Picture: A man sits on a boundary wall near the Indus river in Gilgit on ReutersIt seems the tension between the two nuclear-armed states in South Asia is far from over. In another offensive move, India has now refused to share hydrological data during flood season with Pakistan as per 1989 agreement. India, however, argued that the information will only be provided pertaining to “extraordinary discharges and flood flows”.The national daily, the Times of India reported that since the signing of an agreement with Pakistan, India renewed the agreement as a goodwill gesture. But this year amid tension between two countries after India abrogated the abrogation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status and the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, India has decided against renewing the agreement.PK Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters, “This agreement was not renewed in the current year by us.” He further said that the Indus water treaty signed between two countries in 1960 for water sharing will continue to be in place. “India as a responsible nation is committed to the provisions of the IWT,” he added. Interestingly, India and Pakistan signed an agreement in 1989 to share hydrological data during flood season between July 1 and October 10. He said, “This was the arrangement beyond the IWT provisions as a gesture of goodwill from India. This arrangement was being renewed every year since 1989 with modifications as and when required.” Kashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. [Representational Image]ReutersTalking on IWT he argued, “Under the Treaty provisions, India is required to provide advance information in regard to ‘extraordinary discharges and flood flows’. This is being done whenever the extraordinary flows are reached.” The decision to not renew the agreement has been communicated to Pakistan earlier this week. Notably, the same day Union Jal Shakti (water resources) minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that government is working on a plan to divert water from its share which flows into Pakistan. The diverted water is allowed to be used by its own farmers, industries and people.India and Pakistan signed the Indus water treaty in 1960 in which usage of streams was decided. As per the agreement, waters of eastern rivers including Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej are allocated to India. Similarly, the western flowing river Indus, Jhelum and Chenab are allowed to be used by Pakistan. Moreover, the treaty allows India to use water from the Western River for irrigation and generating hydro-electric power.last_img read more

Rice prices stable Tofail

first_imgTofail AhmedCommerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday told parliament that the prices of rice and other daily essentials remain stable in the country.Responding to a question from Awami League MP SM Mostafa Rashidi (Khulna-4), he said the government succeeded in tackling the syndicate of dishonest hoarders and middlemen who usually manipulate the prices of food items and goods to create unrest in the market.“In the absence of the syndicate, the prices of essentials are now stable. People can buy commodities at tolerable prices,” Tofail said.Describing various steps taken by the government to arrest the once skyrocketing price of rice, he said, “The price is now at a tolerable level.”The minister also said the government established the Bangladesh Competition Commission to ensure so that no syndicate can be formed.He said the government will impose duty on the import of rice again after the harvest of new paddy.“Or else, the import of rice will go on and farmers won’t get fair prices for their produce,” he said.last_img read more

Player Spotlight on Megan Hensley

first_imgEpisode 18: Megan HensleyThe Hensley FileNumber:10Full name: Megan HensleyNickname: MegPosition: RHP/OFBats/Throws: R/RHometown:  Ashland, Ky.High School: Ashland Paul BlazerTravel Team: Louisville SluggersMajor: Exercise ScienceFun Fact: Hobbies include mountain biking, hiking and hunting Print Friendly Version The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode 18 features senior Megan Hensley. Story Linkslast_img

M6 closed due to cows on motorway near West MidlandsWarwickshire border

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: The carriageway reopened – although it is now shut again due to an accident near junction 3. More on that here. The M6 motorway is closed near the West Midlands/Warwickshire border this morning after cows escaped onto the carriageway – with the road expected to remain closed for several more hours. The motorway has been closed in both directions since late on Saturday night after the animals escaped onto the road between junction 4 and junction 4a. The cattle are believed to have got onto the motorway at around 11.30pm last night, and Warwickshire Police and Highways England are waiting for daylight to ensure all the cows are cleared. A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 is closed in both directions between junctions 4 and 4a, due to a number of cows that have escaped their nearby enclosure and who have found their way onto the motorway. ” Bad weather in the region, with a yellow weather warning in place across the West Midlands, is also impeding the retrieval of the animals. Read MoreYellow weather warning issued for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire as heavy rain forecast The Highways England spokesman added: “Deteriorating weather conditions (heavy rain, thunder and lightening) is hampering our efforts to deal with the loose cows on the motorway. “Expectation is that we will have to keep the motorway closed until daylight, so that we can be sure all of the cows have been captured and that there are none left behind in the tall bushes or dense undergrowth.” Diversions are currently in place in both directions and traffic is being advised to take alternative routes. Diversions in Place:Highways England say they have the following diversions in place. Northbound – Exit the M6 northbound at junction 4 and join the A446 northbound towards Coleshill. At Coleshill, exit the A446 and join the B4114 towards Birmingham. Then join the A452 westbound towards Castle Bromwich. Continue on the A452 to then join the A38 at Tyburn Island. Follow the road signs towards Birmingham city centre. Re-join the M6 northbound at Salford Circus (M6 junction 6). Follow the hollow black circle diversion symbol. Southbound – Traffic approaching the closure at junction 4a is diverted onto the M42 northbound. Travel M42 northbound and exit the M42 at junction 9. Travel around the roundabout and re-join the M42 in the opposite direction at junction 9, travelling southbound. Follow the overhead motorway signs for the M6 southbound. Re-join the M6 southbound at junction 3a. Follow the hollow diamond diversion symbol.last_img read more

Costa Rica China to explore creation of special economic zones

first_imgCosta Rica could find itself once again as a center of high-tech manufacturing, including cars and renewable energy equipment, after President Luis Guillermo Solís and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a strategic partnership agreement that included future discussion of “special economic zones” in Costa Rica for Chinese enterprises, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial on Tuesday.Solís made the creation of high-quality jobs one of the cornerstones of his presidential campaign in 2014 and his National Development Plan, and said that he hoped the creation of such free trade zones could serve as a motor for economic development and new infrastructure, especially outside the San José Greater Metropolitan Area.The move may well be a bid for the next Intel, as the California-based microprocessor giant closed its manufacturing facility in Costa Rica that employed some 1,500 workers and accounted for 20 percent of the value of Costa Rica’s exports in recent years – about $2.4 billion, according to figures from the Foreign Trade Ministry.The Solís administration did not offer any specifics as to the benefits Chinese manufacturers or service providers could expect, but a statement from Casa Presidencial mentioned the free trade Economic-Technological Development Area in Tianjin, in northern China, as a possible model to export to Costa Rica. Solís specifically mentioned automobiles and solar panels as some of the possible products these zones could produce. A feasibility study examining the financial, geographic, environmental and commercial aspects of the proposal is expected by October.Foreign Trade Minister Alexander Mora, who is also traveling with the president in China, said that special economic zones would seek “anchor” businesses that could spark the growth of homegrown Costa Rican suppliers and other businesses around these areas, according to a statement.Mora added that Chinese investors see Costa Rica as a beachhead from which their products could enter new markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Costa Rica is the only country in Central America and much of the Caribbean that has diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China instead of Taiwan.The trade minister said that the delegation was also seeking to increase exports to China by expediting the approval process for Costa Rican food products. Through the two countries’ free trade agreement, Costa Rica currently exports coffee, bananas, pork, and most recently, langostines to China.President Solís said Monday that he wanted more trade and fewer handouts from the world’s second-largest economy, but that didn’t stop him from accepting a $24 million donation in development aid from the Chinese government. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Solís calls for more trade, not just handouts from China China, Venezuela discuss energy, social development deals Costa Rica’s Solís calls for revival of free trade agreement with Canada Biofuels would be produced at Chinese refinery in Limón, says Costa Rica oil chieflast_img read more