New Delhi: A Delhi government school in President Estate will now operate as Kendriya Vidyalaya, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday. “The central government will run Delhi government-run school in President Estate as a Kendriya Vidyalaya now,” Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, tweeted in Hindi. “We have given consent to the request of the Centre to hand over Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya to it for running it as a Kendriya Vidyalaya. The school is run inside the Presidential Estate and is the same school where former President Pranab Mukherjee interacted with students as a teacher for two consecutive years on the occasion of teachers day,” a Delhi government official said. read more
OTTAWA — “We are extremely concerned as should be all countries around the world that China is choosing to act arbitrarily whether it is in application of its own justice system to its own citizens and people around the world or whether it’s in its choice to not respect long-standing practices and principles in regard to diplomatic immunity.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Jan. 14, 2019)****It is the oldest rule in global relations: Don’t jail another country’s diplomats.But when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of “not respecting long-standing practices and principles” about diplomatic immunity over its decision to detain Michael Kovrig — a diplomat on leave from Global Affairs Canada — the Chinese accused Trudeau of being ignorant about the international convention.Who is right?Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).This one earns a rating of “some baloney,” because there is truth to Trudeau’s statement — but there are more details needed. Here’s why.The factsOn Dec. 10, Chinese authorities arrested Kovrig on suspicions of “endangering national security,” but have not provided any further details. The arrest came just over a week after Canadian officials arrested Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou after an extradition request from the United States — an arrest that has angered China.Kovrig is an employee of Global Affairs Canada, but was in China working for the International Crisis Group during a leave of absence from the department. He worked as a Canadian diplomat in China between 2014 and 2016.A spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry said on Jan. 14 that Kovrig used “an ordinary passport and a business visa” to visit China, according to an English transcript on the ministry’s website.“He doesn’t enjoy immunity in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and international law,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.The Vienna Convention is an international agreement that outlines how a host government is to treat diplomats and foreign envoys. Global Affairs Canada’s website says the convention protects diplomats and their families from “any form of arrest or detention” and only allows a diplomat to be expelled “in the absence of a waiver of immunity.”The point is to prevent a country from using its justice system in retaliation for any issue.The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday the Chinese had asked Kovrig questions about his activities while a diplomat.The expertsThe full thrust of diplomatic immunity only covers the time foreign officers are registered and recognized by host countries, said Gilles Rivard, head of the Retired Heads of Mission Association. Someone on leave from the department, which Kovrig is, wouldn’t be eligible, said Rivard, a former ambassador and senior foreign affairs official.“You cannot work for an organization and be covered at the same time, unless you have a very special status that I’ve never seen before,” he said.Immunity also covers actions even after a diplomat leaves their posting, meaning current and former diplomats can’t be investigated for any activities they undertook while they were a diplomat, said Janice Stein, a professor and founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. An ex-diplomat can be deported for their past actions as a diplomat, she said, but not put in jail.Section 39 of the Vienna Convention prohibits a diplomat from being questioned about or held for something they did while a diplomat even after their posting comes to a close, said Gar Pardy, a former head of consular affairs. That means the Chinese can’t question Kovrig about what he did when was a diplomat, Pardy said.“He had immunity and they cannot question him about his duties,” Pardy said.Immunity is only withdrawn in the very rare circumstance that a “sending country” agrees to a request from the host country, said Ben Rowswell, a former ambassador to Venezuela.Unless there is additional information the Liberals have about Kovrig’s diplomatic status or his case, the prime minister may be overstating the case for diplomatic immunity, said David Carment, a professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.The verdictKovrig wouldn’t have diplomatic immunity during his leave from Global Affairs Canada, but experts say his time as a diplomat in China would still be covered, which is why Trudeau’s comments have “some baloney.” Experts say the prime minister likely knows more than he’s letting on, but those important details — and others from the Chinese government — are necessary to fully understand the breadth of Trudeau’s allegation.MethodologyThe Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:No baloney — the statement is completely accurateA little baloney— the statement is mostly accurate but more information is requiredSome baloney — the statement is partly accurate but important details are missingA lot of baloney — the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truthFull of baloney — the statement is completely inaccurateJordan Press, The Canadian Press read more
WASHINGTON – As a choice to lead the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell defies any recent mould.He isn’t a trained economist. He’s produced no trail of research. He built a fortune as an investment manager.Yet by the reckoning of Fed analysts — those who know him and those who don’t — Powell is equipped to lead the world’s most influential central bank, presiding over a U.S. economy on solid ground but hardly without risks.What Powell brings to the position most of all, they say, are a formidable intelligence, an appreciation of intellectual diversity and a gift for forging agreement. And in five years on the Fed’s board of governors, he has schooled himself in monetary policy while becoming a specialist in areas from banking regulation to the U.S. payments system.A moderate who is expected to follow the cautious approach to interest rates of the current Fed chair, Janet Yellen, Powell could serve as a steadying force for the U.S. economy as well as a unifying figure among the central bank’s policymakers. As a Fed governor, Powell has never dissented from a central bank decision.“A consensus builder” is how Shai Akabas, who worked with Powell at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a public policy think-tank , describes him. Powell was for two years a visiting scholar at the centre, where, among other things, he focused on helping avert a crisis over raising the government’s debt ceiling, until he joined the Fed’s board in 2012. While at the think-tank , it was Powell’s task to help convince congressional Republicans — successfully, in the end — that a default on the debt would amount to a catastrophe.Akabas observed that Powell “was always trying to glean insights from those around him — and use that to form opinions.”Educated at Princeton University with a law degree from Georgetown, Powell, 64, known as Jay, spent many years in investment management — at Dillon Read and then at the Carlyle Group. His work there made him one of the wealthiest figures to serve on the Fed board: His most recent financial disclosure form places his wealth at between $19.7 million and $55 million. And based on how government disclosures are drafted, his wealth may actually be closer to $100 million.Yet those who know him describe a man of unshowy modesty and collegiality, with little discernible pretension. Earlier this year at Reagan National Airport, Matthew McCormick, a government economist who was travelling with him, said he watched Powell carry a car seat and luggage for a family he saw was struggling to make a connecting flight at Reagan National Airport.At the Bipartisan Policy Center, Jason Grumet, who founded the centre, recalls that the organization didn’t know what to expect from Powell, who had just finished several lucrative years at the Carlyle Group and had earlier held a high-level Treasury Department post. Yet Powell was content to take an unassuming office near the photocopier with a view of an alley.“Jay dug in with the intensity of a young analyst,” Grumet said. “He was like a junior staffer.”A Washington native, Powell has long shown an impulse toward federal policy and service. Early in his career at Dillon Read, he followed Dillon’s former chairman, Nicholas Brady, to President George H.W. Bush’s Treasury Department. Brady had become Treasury secretary, and Powell became undersecretary for finance.His work at the Bipartisan Policy Center followed later in his career, and it led to his nomination by President Barack Obama to the Fed’s board.In contrast to Powell, his predecessors Bernanke and Yellen were nationally distinguished economists before their Fed chairmanships, with decades of research, papers and books attached to their names. In theory at least, they came to the Fed job prepared to lead the central bank’s response to unforeseen economic crises. No one knew, after all, that Ben Bernanke would have to endure the stomach-churning threat to the financial system that forced him to preside over a raft of emergency actions to save the largest banks and, by extension, the economy.What colleagues do know about Powell is that he won’t likely hesitate to rely on colleagues or advisers with deeper expertise. He is described as someone who believes deeply that differing opinions and backgrounds can help build common ground in public policymaking.In a speech last year, he took note of the value of having 12 Fed branches spread across the country. He suggested that the regional differences provide an array of views to help produce superior monetary policy.“My strong view is that this institutionalized diversity of thinking is a strength of our system,” Powell said. “In my experience, the best outcomes are reached when opposing viewpoints are clearly and strongly presented before decisions are made.”Powell, who projects a serious demeanour, is known for a lighter side as well. Friends say he strums rock and blues numbers on the guitar. He has been an avid golfer despite back pain.He will even bring a dose of show business with him to the Fed. His wife, Elissa Leonard, who has worked in the film industry, is executive producer of a movie titled “Ladies in Black.”IMDB describes it as “an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney (Australia).”Powell also appears to take music seriously.Alan Tonelson, a longtime commentator on international trade, attended Princeton with Powell. In the fall of 1971, while playing cards with a group of students in a freshman dorm, Powell suggested they listen to an album by a group called “Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.”“Dan Hicks sucks,” Tonelson shot back.Four decades later, Tonelson reconnected with Powell after his appointment to the Fed. Powell looked at him and deadpanned, “Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, huh?”“I was blown away,” Tonelson said. “That stuck with him.” read more
Rabat – The Nomadic Filmland Academy, an international platform for nomads around the world, recently announced its filmmaking program, which will be directed by international experts who will join participants in Marrakech on May 21-25.The program is a series of workshops, including “Digital Cinema,” which will be led by Marco Zaccaria, and “1001 Views,” to be managed by Roberta Chimera. The program will be organized at the Emerging Business Factory in Marrakech.Marco Zaccaria and Roberta Chimera announced that they are looking forward to being part of this program and to sharing their experiences in film with Moroccan participants for the first time. Chaymaa Rhou, Founder of Nomadic Filmland Academy“The purpose of launching this filmmaking program is to extend the knowledge of participants in filmmaking and to open better opportunities for youth to network with filmmakers abroad and build ideas for future visual projects and films,” said Chaymaa Rhou, the founder of the project.“The platform is dedicated to all people involved in the film industry (Beginners and Masters), aiming to gather experts with young talents to build film projects with a collective vision,” she added.The program is open to anyone interested, and each participant will receive a certificate after attending the full event.After the NFA’s last organized event in Goiania, Brazil, their dedicated team is willing to start and continue with brand new projects and ideas for the future while collaborating with their network of worldwide partners.“Nomadic Filmland Academy is working on future original projects in Morocco with an international touch with their international and local partners, hoping to build a valuable connection between youth in Morocco and world film experts,” Chaymaa said.The coming filmmaking program in Marrakesh in September is targeting all interested people in film, hoping to help them extend their skills in filmmaking and storytelling and to network with guest filmmakers,” she concluded. read more
The death toll from the inclement weather rose beyond 90 with over 100 missing, officials said.The Disaster Management Centre said that 91 people have been confirmed killed and 110 missing so far. A majority of those killed were from a landslide in Kalutara and flooding in Ratnapura.Officials said that that adverse weather had badly affected seven districts.
“The members of the Security Council emphasised this as an important step towards bringing an end to the political crisis that has prevailed in the country since mid-August 2015,” said a statement issued to the press.The 15-member body also commended the respect for the Constitution and the rule of law demonstrated by the Bissau-Guinean actors, including the non-interference of the security forces in the political situation in the country and the restraint shown in this regard. “The members of the Security Council further commended the peaceful way Guinea-Bissau’s population is following the political situation in the country,” the statement added. Guinea-Bissau, one of the world’s poorest nations, has been plagued by chronic political instability since gaining independence in 1974. The international community, including the UN, is providing various forms of assistance aimed at helping the West African country build stable, democratic institutions and achieve greater economic prosperity. read more
Former NFL football player Anquan Boldin, left, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, second left, Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, third left, and San Francisco 49ers’ Eric Reid, leave NFL headquarters after meetings, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive.What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.“We spent today talking about issues that the players are trying to bring attention to,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “That was the entire focus.”Asked if the players committed to standing during the anthem, Goodell responded: “We did not ask for that.”Trump criticized the NFL again Wednesday on Twitter, writing that “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!”A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met for more than two hours at the league’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.“We heard what they had to say and they heard us,” Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said. “It’s open talks and that’s a good thing.”The NFL’s policy on the national anthem did not come up. That policy states that the players “should” stand for the anthem, and some have suggested the league would seek to change that to “must” stand. Goodell said in a memo to the teams last week that the NFL prefers for players to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“Very little of the meeting was about the actual anthem,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “We were really more talking about solutions and how we get the results that we want to get.”Ross called the session “constructive,” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed it “positive.”Goodell spoke briefly before heading to further league meetings. He emphasized the commitment on the part of the players and the NFL “to work together on issues of social justice.”“Our players are men of great character,” he added, “and they have a deep understanding and tremendous knowledge of the issues going on in all our communities. This is something our owners said we want to support you in.”Butler, who played Monday night in Nashville before attending the meeting hours later, said both sides are headed in the right direction. He said the players delivered “our perspective. Obviously it’s a different perspective. I think that’s the most important thing when it comes to these issues is perspective and respecting everyone’s rights regardless of how they feel.”The players’ union and the league issued a joint statement just before the annual fall owners meetings began. The owner’s meetings continue Wednesday when the anthem could be discussed.“Today owners and players had a productive meeting focused on how we can work together to promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities,” the statement said. “NFL executives and owners joined NFLPA executives and player leaders to review and discuss plans to utilize our platform to promote equality and effectuate positive change. We agreed that these are common issues and pledged to meet again to continue this work together.“As we said last week, everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military. In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change.”On hand at the meeting were Goodell and the league’s football operations chief, former player Troy Vincent; and owners Michael Bidwill (Arizona), Arthur Blank (Atlanta), Terry Pegula (Buffalo), Robert McNair (Houston), Shad Khan (Jacksonville), Ross, Robert Kraft (New England), John Mara (New York Giants), Art Rooney (Pittsburgh), Jeffrey Lurie (Philadelphia) and Jed York (San Francisco).Representing the players were NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, union president Eric Winston, former player Anquan Boldin, and current players Butler (Indianapolis), Russell Okung (Los Angeles Chargers), Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas (Miami), Mark Herzlich (New York Giants), Kelvin Beachum and Demario Davis (New York Jets), Jenkins and Chris Long (Philadelphia), Eric Reid (San Francisco) and Josh Norman (Washington).Jenkins has been one of the leading spokesmen among the players, as well as highly active in the community. He said the discussion was about “everything to do with the state of the NFL now, obviously anthem protests, activism that players have been doing, and how we can move this forward to really amplify players’ voices and amplify these issues and make some long sustainable changes.”“I’m not sure we’re close to a resolution, but conversations are ongoing,” he added. “It went from just phone calls to obviously this is the first time meeting. So I don’t think we could come up with a whole plan and solution in two hours, but we are happy that these things are happening. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to really put a good plan together.”Earlier, outside of the hotel where the owners are meeting, two dozen supporters of Black Lives Matter New York held a rally backing the players for speaking out — particularly former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the anthem last year in protest of racial injustice in America. Demonstrations during the anthem increased when Trump called the players unpatriotic if they knelt during the anthem, with both players and league executives saying the meaning of the protests has been misconstrued by the president and his supporters.At a game earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium after several 49ers knelt during the anthem.Jenkins said after the meeting that Kaepernick had been invited by the players but didn’t attend.Also Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was confronted by two people in the lobby of the Manhattan hotel where the owners are meeting. The protesters shouted at him about the issue of white supremacy while Jones was surrounded by bodyguards. Jones stopped to listen but said nothing, and the protesters were peacefully led away.___ read more
“Just imagine as a 27 year old woman, if you line up 2 bags of 2 pounds of sugar and an extra half bag it’s particularly challenging.”He also spoke of how interviewing her was different to getting answers off other subjects – as he was not allowed to ask her direct questions. Mr Bruce explained: “You pose a point and then the Queen sometimes responds and then conversation sometimes follows from there. But no, posing direct questions was not on the cards. This was a conversation with the Queen.”The Queen previously spoke of the dangers of wearing a crown: “Yes, fortunately my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head. But once you put it on it stays. I mean it just remains on.” Alastair Bruce, who interviewed the Queen, spoke of what it was like to reunite her with the crown in which she was coronated.He said: “The Queen had never seen it, she’d never touched it since and it was quite amazing to see her reach forward and feel the weight of it because it weighed five pounds, it was made for the bewigged head of Charles II. “So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they’re quite important things 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. Makers of a new BBC documentary about the coronation and crown jewels revealed that the precious gems were hidden in a biscuit tin buried in the grounds of Windsor Castle in case of a Nazi invasion.The producer and interviewer, Alastair Bruce and Anthony Geffin, explained that to prevent the jewels falling into German hands, they carefully chose hiding places around the castle in which to hide them.They said: “The King, George the Sixth, made huge efforts to make sure the jewels were safe and they were brought to Windsor, special holes were dug in…the ancient castle and they were hidden there! And they had to be so careful.” Filming the St Edward’s Crown proved difficult as the BBC could not take shots from above.They explained:”We were lining up for the St Edward’s Crown and they said ‘we’re sorry but you can’t shoot anywhere above the Crown because only God is above the Crown’, so we had to quickly shift the cameras so we could get the correct shot.” The discreet alteration to the Crown saw its arches lowered to create a smaller, more feminine object for the then-27-year-old Queen. “You have to keep your head very still,” Bruce remarked, as the pair examined the Imperial State Crown and watched footage of the 1953 day. “Yes,” the Queen agreed. “And you can’t look down to read the speech you have to take the speech up. “Because if you did your neck would break, it would fall off. The Queen at her coronationCredit: ITV Archive read more
When Apple first debuted the iPad, Steve Jobs made a big point about how Cupertino’s engineers had decided that ten inches was the optimal size for a tablet because it meant you didn’t have to compromise on a full-screen keyboard. Despite this, the initial influx of competing Android tablets were all 7-inch affairs, most notably Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, and you know what? Steve Jobs was right. The Galaxy Tab’s display was just too small for typing.Apple’s competitors have since seemed to realize that the iPad was perfectly sized to begin with, and both the HP TouchPad and Motorola Xoom are 10-inch affairs. Now rumors strongly suggest that Samsung is looking to follow suit with a 10-inch Galaxy Tab of their own… and it could debut as soon as this Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.According to Pocket Lint’s sources, the new 10-inch Galaxy Tab will sport the latest tablet-centric version of the Android operating system, Honeycomb. The guts will also be upgrade to encompass Qualcomm’s latest dual-core ARM chips and an 8MP camera. Ostensibly, the device will also be thinner and lighter than its predecessor.I hope this is true. The Galaxy Tab actually is a pretty nifty tablet in everything but size: it’s a tweener. If Samsung can make the display larger while reducing the weight and improving the performance, they should have an instant contender on their hands.Read more at Pocket-Lint read more
It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your Xenon is?The missing chemical element has stumped geophysicists for decades.Rare and relatively expensive to extract, xenon is one of a family of seven noble gases; like helium, krypton, neon, and argon, it does not play well with other elements.That aloofness should act as a sort of safety blanket, protecting xenon from being used up in chemical reactions. So, according to Elissaios Stavrou of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, its deficiency in Earth’s atmosphere is “difficult to explain.”That hasn’t stopped him from trying.Stavrou and an international team of researchers—hailing from the Carnegie Institute for Science, Stony Brook University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Chicago, and Lawrence Livermore Lab—looked for the missing xenon deep inside the Earth.Specifically hidden in compounds with nickel and iron, which forms most of the planet’s core.The application of extreme pressure dramatically affects the chemical properties of xenon (via Carnegie Institute for Science)While xenon doesn’t usually form compounds under normal conditions, when lost in the extreme temperatures and pressures of planetary interiors, it lets down its guard a bit.“When xenon is squashed by extreme pressures, its chemical properties are altered, allowing it to form compounds with other elements,” Sergey Lobanov of Stony Brook University, explained.So the researchers put their theory to the test, mimicking conditions found within the Earth’s core to see how xenon interacts with nickel and iron.“Our study provides the first experimental evidence of previously theorized compounds of iron and xenon existing under the conditions found in the Earth’s core,” Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov said in a statement.But there’s a catch: “It is unlikely that such compounds could have been made early in Earth’s history,” Goncharov said, “while the core was still forming and the pressures of the planet’s interior were not as great as they are now.”Researchers are investigating a two-stage formation process, which may have trapped xenon in Earth’s early mantle before merging with iron to form XeFe3. Don’t believe the hype: The search for dark matter is doing just fineNanomechanical sensor can measure the mass of a proton Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target read more
Paralympic gold medalist, BBC commentator and author Marc Woods (pictured) is to conclude the two-day conference programme at Employee Benefits Live 2018 with the closing keynote address on Wednesday 3 October 2018.Woods’ session, titled ‘Unleashing your inner HR superstar’, will share insights from his personal journey and reveal the story behind his winning 12 Paralympic medals. Woods will discuss self-reflection as a leader, what success looks like and how employers can create an environment where staff understand that they have a role to play in achieving the agreed goals of success.Woods, who had his left leg amputated at 17-years-old due to cancer, competed internationally as a swimmer for 17 years. During his career, he won 12 Paralympic medals across five Games and also earned a further 21 accolades from either World or European Championships. He set world records in the 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle events and was part of the team that held the world record for the 4x100m freestyle race.During London’s 2012 Paralympic Games, Woods worked as a commentator and presenter for the BBC, and also performed in the opening ceremony.Since retiring from the world of professional sport, Woods uses his insights into personal responsibility, leadership, teamwork and motivation to inform business audiences. He has also written three books, covering topics such as personal development and discretionary effort.Employee Benefits Live 2018 will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018 at ExCeL London.For more information or to register for the show. read more
Fairbanks Police Department commander’s Dodge Charger. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steven H. Robinson)A Fairbanks police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting a man last summer. On Friday, Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes announced the findings of an Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions investigation of the downtown shooting. The report said Sgt. Gregory Foster took reasonable actions.Listen nowFairbanks police Chief Eric Jewkes punctuated his briefing Friday (Feb. 24) by playing a pair of videos of officers responding to reports of an armed man at a South Cushman St. motel on August 30th. Jewkes underscored the number of times police officers called out to James Robert Richards Jr. to stop and put down his weapon. Richards seemed unfazed by Tasers fired at him and continued to walk north on South Cushman. It was when he took an elderly man by the arm and seemed to be using him as a shield that Sgt Gregory shot Richards twice in the head, killing him. Chief Jewkes said the shooting was regrettable.“These officers go out to protect and preserve life every single day,” Jewkes said. “Unfortunately, on this day, it required them to take a life.”Jewkes said the videos provide a window in the chaotic events dispatchers and police often find themselves. He used the release of a report into the shooting by the state Office of Special Prosecutions to praise his team’s professionalism. The investigation found Sgt. Gregory’s actions were reasonable under the circumstances and no charges would follow. read more
Vijaya Bank shares hit a 52-week high of Rs 46.60 on Thursday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) after announcing September quarter (Q2) results. The public sector lender posted 34 percent rise in net profit at Rs 154.55 crore year-on-year while net interest income (NII) increased 19.5 percent. The stock finally closed at Rs 44.60, with a gain of 10.6 percent.Net interest income (NII) — the difference between interest earned and interest expended — stood at Rs 827 crore in Q2, up from Rs 692 crore in the year-ago period while total income rose 9.79 percent to Rs 3,516 crore from Rs 3,203 crore, YoY.The bank’s non-interest income spurted 100 percent to Rs 388 crore from Rs 167 crore in the corresponding period last year.Provisioning for bad loans increased 20.4 percent to Rs 325 crore in Q2 from Rs 270 crore in the year-ago period.Gross and net non-performing assets declined marginally to 7.07 percent and 5.10 percent, respectively, as of September 30, 2016, according to the Bengaluru-based bank.Advances and deposits stood at Rs 91,821 crore and Rs 1,27,785 crore as of September 30, marking an increase of 5.51 percent and 3.65 percent, respectively. Retail advances constituted 29 percent of the total loan book.Cost of advances declined sequentially to 6.74 percent in Q2 while the yield on advances rose to 10.08 percent from 9.80 percent in June quarter. read more
.Citizens’ Rights Movement (CRM), a body upholding consumer rights, on Saturday demanded fixing mobile phone call rates at 10 paisa per minute with per second pulse, reports UNB.The CRM raised the demand at a press conference at the office of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in the city.The demand came at a time when Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) last week fixed Tk 0.45 per minute as the uniform minimum call rate for all mobile phone operators and the new rate was made effective from last Monday midnight.Addressing the press conference, CRM’s secretary general Tushar Ahmed also demanded reducing VAT to 10 per cent from 15 per cent for call rate as mobile subscribers are paying it to the government.”CRM thinks that a syndicate system has been prevailing in the country’s mobile phone sector. Thousands of people have been made victims of the syndicate as they (people) will never be united to reject the syndicate,” said CRM secretary general alleging that an “evil syndicate” making illogical profit.Tushar Ahmed alleged that the BTRC has been involved in inspiring mobile operators to get more profit remaining oblivious to subscribers’ interest.He alleged that mobile phone companies have smuggled out foreign currency worth more than Tk 5,000 billion abroad from Bangladesh though they (mobile operators) claimed that they have already deposited several thousand crore taka to the government’s treasury as Vat or tax.The CRM general secretary demanded to publish white papers mentioning how much money was invested in the country by the private mobile phone operators in the last two decades as well as how much foreign currency they (Mobile companies) “smuggled out” during the period.He gave an 11-point demand that also includes: migration facility keeping same mobile number and inclusion of the number in the NID card, fixing 10 GB internet at Tk 100 to increase internet using facilities in education sector and fixing monthly line rate and call rate of BTCL Tk 20 and Tk 1 for per unit (every 10 minutes).Among others, chief adviser of the CRM Syed Margub Morshed, its law secretary lawyer Zulfiq Akhtar and M Enamul Hoque were present during the press conference. read more
5 treatments for adult scoliosis Cirstoveanu says the baby boy “had an operation 10 days ago, and his condition deteriorated. It was too late for him.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Four benefits of having a wireless security system BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A Romanian baby born with virtually no intestines who confounded doctors by clinging to life and captured international attention for his fighting spirit, has died. He was nine months old.In April, following an Associated Press article, people in Europe and the United States began offering funds and medical expertise to help Baby Andrei get a complicated intestine transplant.But Dr. Catalin Cirstoveanu, the Romanian pediatrician in charge of the baby’s care, said the offers were too late for the little boy, who spent most of his life in the intensive care unit of the Marie Curie Hospital in Bucharest. Andrei died early Thursday. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 0 Comments Share More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation read more
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At last night’s final Rail Plus Great Train Journeys showcase roadshow in Melbourne, Rail Plus Commercial Director Ingrid Kocijan delivered the same message she has been sharing with agents in Brisbane and Sydney: that the company’s Great Train Journeys division is buoyant – with strong sales (up by 20% in 2017, compared the same period last year), and a growing market for journeys in Spain and India, in particular. So, with more Australians than ever before yearning to experience the world’s most acclaimed rail voyages, Rail Plus is helping travel consultants stay ahead of the curve by offering the travel industry’s first ever online training program dedicated to Great Train Journeys (GTJ).Kocijan says the GTJ Rail Expert program was developed in response to industry feedback, and will provide consultants with the knowledge and skills they require to exceed their customers’ expectations.“Agents are crying out to learn more about the world’s great train journeys because they recognise the important commercial opportunity these products present. “At the same time, they appreciate that the rail sector is evolving rapidly, and, as in the cruise sector, there is now a broad range of rail products, which they need to understand in order to find the right solution for each customer. The GTJ Rail Expert program will ensure they have ability to do just that.”GTJ Rail Expert program is open to all qualified Australian travel agents, and promises to take agents’ knowledge of key regions, networks and train lines to an new level, with eight themed-modules covering:· Rocky Mountaineer· VIA Rail· Grand Train Tour of Switzerland· Great Southern Rail· The Great Journeys of New Zealand· Belmond & India· The Americas· The rest of the world.At the end of each module, agents will be presented with 10 randomly selected questions, which must be answered – along with a simple creative query – before midday on 6 October 2017.Every agent who achieves a 60% pass rate will graduate as a ‘GTJ Rail Expert’, and receive an e-certificate.The top graduate from the inaugural program will receive a $500 VISA Gift card, with prizes also allocated for second- ($250 VISA Gift card) and third-placed ($150 VISA Gift card) finishers. In addition, the top achiever for each modules will win a Kobo e-reader.Belmond Andean Explorer agentsGreat Train JourneysRail Plustraining read more
Air Berlin will introduce cheap flights to Italy, Spain and Israel in the coming months after announcing major route expansion plans.New services to Bari, Brindisi and Naples are being launched from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, while the carrier will commence daily flights to Florence on March 28th.In addition, Air Berlin will begin flights to Venice Marco Polo from Nuremberg in the summer, while increased services will be introduced to Olbia in Sardinia and Catania in Sicily.New flights will also be launched to Pisa from Cologne-Bonn.In Spain, Air Berlin will strengthen its presence by commencing flights to Valencia from Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart, while flights to Malaga will begin from Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.Elsewhere, the airline will also be introducing flights to Bilbao from Dusseldorf, while NIKI, Air Berlin’s partner carrier, is offering flights to Barcelona and Jerez de la Frontera via Vienna.Aside from Italy and Spain, Air Berlin also confirmed its intention to increase its number of non-stop flights to Berlin from Tel Aviv to nine a week.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlights to north Africa to be introduced by Air BerlinFlights to north Africa to be introduced by Air BerlinNew flights to Sylt to be launched by Air BerlinNew flights to Sylt to be launched by Air BerlinNew flights to Kosovo will be launched by Air Berlin in NovemberAir Berlin will launch new flights to Pristina from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich this winter. read more
by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 11:57 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Golding’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stardom lands him more roles LOS ANGELES — Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” the British-Malaysian actor isn’t sure if he’ll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.But he’s determined to put in the work to continue his amazing year.The 31-year-old actor starred in his first-ever movie role as the suave, Oxford-educated heir Nick Young in “Crazy Rich Asians.” The romantic comedy spent three weeks at the top of the North American box office and grossed more than $173 million in North America alone.It was the first Hollywood film to have a predominantly Asian-American cast since “The Joy Luck Club,” which debuted 25 years ago.Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press read more
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