Liberals extend Canadas mission in Iraq to March 2019

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government has ordered the military to stay in Iraq for at least two more years as the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant prepares to enter a new phase.But despite a request from NATO for police trainers, there are “absolutely no plans” to send Canadian troops back to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.“We have served (in Afghanistan) with distinction, with valour, over 10 years and made a significant impact,” Trudeau said during an event in Charlottetown. “And Canada’s looking to be helpful in other places.”Earlier in the day, the Liberal government announced it was extending Canada’s mission in Iraq, where the Canadian Forces will continue to help Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State group until at least March 2019.“We know that Canada can, has and will continue to do important work in our efforts in northern Iraq,” Trudeau said. “Canada has a strong role to play as part of the international coalition against terrorism.”The length of the extension is unprecedented, while the mission itself will undergo significant changes that reflect the large degree of uncertainty around what will happen in Iraq in the coming months.After working almost exclusively with the country’s Kurdish forces for the past three years, the military is being given leeway to work with different groups, such as the Iraqi military.That decision could stoke concerns following recent reports of human rights violations being committed by some of those forces, including torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the change was necessary to ensure the military had the ability to respond quickly as Iraq’s needs changed, but that Canada would only work with “credible” partners.“Human rights will always be a paramount focus for us,” he said.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance is also being given flexibility in deciding what types of forces to deploy into the region, to a maximum of 850 military personnel.The Liberal government — like the Conservatives before them — previously laid out specific requirements for the types of forces involved in the mission.The government is also adding a military transport aircraft to the mission, and estimates the overall cost of the new two-year mission at about $378 million.Canada currently has about 200 special forces troops in northern Iraq, as well as 50 medical personnel and tactical helicopters, plus a surveillance plane and air-to-air refueller based out of Kuwait.Despite the changes, Sajjan said the military would continue to operate within the confines of its previous “advice-and-assist” mandate.That mandate has been under the microscope for years, most recently following revelations a Canadian sniper in Iraq shot and killed an ISIL fighter from a record-breaking 3,540 metres away.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the incident, which bested the previous record for longest kill shot, is only the latest evidence that the mission involves combat, contrary to what the government says.“This major extension comes amid serious questions about the nature of the mission,” Mulcair said in a statement on Thursday, in which he called for a debate and vote in Parliament on the mission.“It is deeply troubling that the Liberal government made this announcement after the House of Commons has adjourned for the summer.”Unlike the previous Conservative government, Sajjan refused Thursday to say how many firefights Canadian Forces have been involved in.Instead, he repeated past assertions that the mission is a non-combat one, and said the rules governing when and why Canadian troops can use lethal force have not changed.The decision to give the Canadian Forces more flexibility reflects the uncertainty around what will happen once ISIL is defeated in Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in Iraq.Iraqi forces took a big step towards that objective on Thursday, as they captured the ruins of a major landmark in Mosul, sparking claims that ISIL nearing its end.But there are fears that it will go underground and resort to traditional terror tactics such as suicide bombings, which will require different types of training from what Canada and its allies have already provided.The extension also comes as tensions between Canada’s Kurdish allies and Iraq’s central government in Baghdad are building over the Kurds’ plans to hold a referendum on independence in September.Trudeau said Canadian officials “understand how complex the political and regional situation is in northern Iraq,” but that it wouldn’t detract from Canada continuing to help there.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Trudeau was in Halifax.last_img read more

Stars Perform At Concert Across America To End Gun Violence

first_imgThe Concert Across America to End Gun Violence featured 350 events across the country with more than 5,200 artists performing for a day of music on Sunday to honor victims of gun violence and to make gun violence prevention a voting issue in the November elections.Hawaii, the state with the lowest gun death rate in the country, initiated the concert series with a special sunrise Hawaiian Aloha chant performed by the Prince Dance Theatre at the Kahilu Theatre at 12:01AM HST/6:01AM EST. Moby made a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles concert while Joan Osborne joined the New York City performance.Jackson Browne and Rosanne Cash joined Marc Cohn on stage for a special performance of “The Only Living Boy in New York,” a song written by Paul Simon. Marc Cohn, a victim of gun violence himself, said of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence musicians including Cash and Browne, “They stand tall and they stand up for what they believe in.”Following Hawaii, musical events took place over the course of the day at places of faith, historical theaters and other venues across the country.“Together we have power. If we rise to the challenge to unite and support sensible gun violence prevention measures in our cities and our towns, then we have the power to save lives. Let’s use our power for good,” said Eddie Vedder during his performance.The call to action on Sunday was to make gun violence prevention a voting issue in November, and to educate voters on the issue starting with Monday’s first presidential debate. Leading up to and on the day of the Concert Across America, organizers called for answers from the candidates on their solutions to curbing gun violence. Even though the question was not formally asked, the candidates still provided starkly different attitudes about gun violence in America.“We were thrilled that Hillary Clinton took the opportunity during the debate to reiterate her position on the gun violence epidemic in America. Specifically on the need to strengthen the background check system to keep guns out of the hands of violent felons, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill,” said John Rosenthal, founder Stop Handgun Violence and national co-chair of the Concert Across America.The founder of the Million Mom March and concert co-chair Donna Dees said “It is remarkable how so many organizations were represented at events across the country. In the Beacon Theatre alone, there were representatives from Moms Demand Action, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign, Stop Handgun Violence and Gays Against Guns, all in agreement that we must make gun violence prevention a voting issue in November.”The audience at the Beacon Theater was filled with activists who cheered at each reference to ending gun violence and people who have had loved ones ripped from their lives including Trennelle Gabay, the widow of Governor Cuomo’s lawyer who was gunned down in 2015. The parents of Allison Parker, who was murdered on-air during a news report for CBS in Roanoke along with Adam Ward, were in the audience. Andy and Barbara Parker held a backstage meeting with Marc Cohn and shared with him how much his song “Walking in Memphis” helped them.Jackson Browne invited John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence and National Concert Chair, Dees and concert coalition chair, Zoe Grover on stage during the Beacon performance to get a standing ovation for bringing so many diverse groups across America together. On stage, John Rosenthal reminded the audience of the power of music to mobilize movements and encouraged audience members to hold Congress accountable. Rosenthal also announced that the original estimate of 1000 participating artists was grossly underestimated as the 350 events nationwide reported over 5,200 performers.The artists and communities that participated in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence reflect the diversity of the movement.“More than 300 enthusiastic people filled our audience” said Boca Raton organizer Elin Schusterman. “More than double the response of any previous event we have held since our committee against gun violence was formed over three years ago. We had everyone take out their phones and save congresses number in their phone before putting them away for the concert. Our audience left fired up and ready for action.”“We had 40 musicians including Jeffrey Gaines, plus 25 visual artists and dozens of advocates, vendors, speakers and so much more” Said Eric Miller organizer of the Ewing NJ event. “We had diversity, we had community and we had solidarity, it was incredible.”Elsewhere, middle schoolers in Gloucester, MA played to a packed venue at a teens only open mic and at San Quinton State Prison an inmate choir was led by a member of Rabbis Against Gun Violence to sing of choosing hope over hate.“This weekend, places of worship across the country raised their voices in song to raise awareness about America’s gun violence epidemic and to promote love, kindness and peace.” Said Brian Birch, Deputy National Coordinator of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence.“We’re in awe of what these congregations accomplished. There was a performance from the University of Kentucky Black Voices choir at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Lexington, a multicultural choir performance by the World House Choir at First Presbyterian in Yellow Springs (Ohio), an interfaith event with 17 congregations gathering for an event they are calling ‘Standing on the Side of Love’ on the Capitol steps in Denver, and so many more. September 25th really was a day for standing on the side of love. Love can heal fear and policy change can save lives. We need both.”Others showed support with social media shout-outs, including Bette Midler, Snoop Dogg, Chelsea Handler, Sarah McLachlan, Valerie Jarrett, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.last_img read more

The Latest House passes bill to cut auto insurance premiums

LANSING, Mich. — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature’s consideration of auto insurance legislation (all times local):2:15 a.m.Legislation to cut high auto insurance rates is advancing in Michigan.The Republican-led state House early Thursday approved an overhaul that would let people opt out of mandatory unlimited medical coverage for car crashes. The Senate passed a plan earlier in the week, setting up a potential showdown with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if a bill reaches her desk.The House bill would let motorists forego mandatory unlimited personal injury protection, a requirement only in Michigan. Insurers would have to cut PIP rates, for five years, by between 10% and 100%. That could equal an estimated $120 and $1,200 in savings for someone paying $2,400 annually, according to Republicans’ projections.Democrats oppose the bill, saying it favours the insurance industry and would not guarantee long-term rate relief or ensure the elimination of non-driving factors in setting rates. Republicans say people should not be forced to buy unlimited coverage.___4:10 p.m.The Michigan House is moving to quickly pass its own overhaul of the state’s auto insurance system a day after a plan was approved by the Senate.In a surprise move, House Republicans are planning to consider the legislation Wednesday night. A committee has held hearings on the issue, but a bill has yet to be proposed.The pending measure is expected to call for eliminating Michigan’s one-of-a-kind requirement that people buy unlimited medical coverage from their car insurer for crash injuries. Instead, motorists could choose lower levels of coverage.Michigan has the highest average premiums in the country.Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has threatened to veto fast-tracked legislation that won mostly party-line passage from the Senate, saying it would not guarantee rate cuts or address discriminatory rate-setting practices.The Associated Press read more

Tech firms take stand against travel ban risking backlash

by Mae Anderson And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2017 3:13 am MDT Last Updated Feb 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tech firms take stand against travel ban, risking backlash SAN FRANCISCO – Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants’ creativity and energy to stay competitive.Although the companies are risking a backlash from customers who side with Trump, they say the pushback is necessary for an industry dependent on thousands of highly skilled foreign workers.About 58 per cent of the engineers and other high-skill employees in Silicon Valley were born outside the U.S., according to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an industry trade group.“Immigration and innovation go hand in hand,” said Carl Guardino, the group’s CEO. “This cuts so deeply into the bone and marrow of what fuels the innovation economy that very few CEOs feel the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. So people are going to stand up and speak up.”The tech industry contends there aren’t enough Americans with the specialized skills these companies need. Though critics contend that companies favour immigrants because they can pay them less, tech companies argue that the ban would pressure them to move some operations abroad.“A lot of these companies will really struggle if all of a sudden we turn off the spigot,” said Greg Morrisett, dean of computing and information sciences at Cornell University.In a court filing Sunday against the ban, 97 companies, including such major tech players as Google, Apple, Microsoft, eBay, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter, also spoke of the entrepreneurial spirit of “people who choose to leave everything that is familiar and journey to an unknown land to make a new life.”Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella both came from India. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is a Russian refugee who moved to the U.S. as a boy. The father of Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, immigrated from Syria.Tech worker Ehsaan Taeb, 28, said his whole family is in Iran and knowing his parents won’t be able to visit him has added stress to his life. But seeing his company and other tech companies taking a stand against the ban has heartened him, he said.“When you see your employer and other companies make that kind of effort, that makes me feel very supported and in a community that’s thoughtful and caring,” said Taeb, who works in support at Checkr, a software company that provides background checks for businesses.The Silicon Valley Leadership Group estimates that half the companies in the region were co-founded by an immigrant or are now led by a CEO from outside the U.S.In signing an executive order Jan. 27 that would temporarily ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries, Trump said he was trying to protect Americans by preventing terrorists from slipping into the country. The administration says the president has the constitutional authority to decide who can enter.During the Super Bowl, several companies ran ads that promoted diversity and inclusion, as marketers tried to reach both sides of a consumer base roiled by the election.One of the most overtly political was from Airbnb, a company that matches travellers with places to stay. The San Francisco company showed close-ups of people with different ethnicities. A narrator says: “We believe no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love or who you worship, we all belong. The world is more beautiful the more you accept.”Airbnb followed up with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need, starting with refugees, disaster survivors and relief workers.The company also said it will donate $4 million over four years to the International Rescue Committee, joining many tech brethren in making financial contributions.Google set up a $4 million “crisis fund” in January to support organizations that are helping immigrants and refugees, while ride-hailing service Lyft pledged $1 million over the next four years to the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups challenging the ban.And workers from Google and Comcast workers have staged walkouts over the restriction.“I wouldn’t be where I am today or have any kind of life that I have today if this was not a brave country that really stood out and spoke for liberty,” Brin told a crowd of Google employees who walked out in protest last week.Tech companies risk alienating the many Americans who support Trump and his policies. But the risk is lower than that of, say, a company that makes consumer products with plenty of alternatives.It’s much harder to boycott a Facebook or Google, where you have friends or your email address, said digital marketing analyst Rebecca Lieb. She added that people are less likely to toss out a $2,000 laptop or pricey mobile phone than change soft drinks.In fact, tech companies might be more wary of backlash from the anti-Trump side. Last week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quit Trump’s council of business leaders after an outcry from Uber customers and employees who were upset about the ban.In addition, most tech companies have operations around the world and risk alienating customers abroad if they stay silent.“We interact with a large global ecosystem and our businesses would not be here or be able to thrive without it,” said Aaron Levie, CEO of Box Inc., an online storage service. “So our businesses are extremely sensitive, by default, to things that affect immigration and things that affect our relationship with the broader world.”___Associated Press Writers Barbara Ortutay in New York and Chris Grygiel in Seattle contributed to this report. Mae Anderson reported from New York. Isahaq Ahmed Rabi, left, smiles as he stands with his wife during a news conference shortly after Rabi’s arrival Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Rabi was blocked from entry to the U.S. last week due to President Donald Trump’s immigration order. Rabi is a citizen of Somalia. His wife is a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) read more

Wrestling No 2 Ohio State comes away with second straight Big Ten

Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder runs out of the tunnel prior to his match in the the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Michigan — Ohio State is back on top.For the second straight season, the Buckeyes claimed a Big Ten championship with four wrestlers taking home individual titles. This is the third conference championship under head coach Tom Ryan. After the championships, he was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. All 10 Ohio State wrestlers qualified for the NCAA championships in Cleveland on March 15-17. Nine of 10 wrestlers for Ohio State advanced to the semi finals, with seven advancing to the final and four winning it all, which was enough to seal the team title over No. 1 Penn State. “This weekend, we felt like we had a little more margin of error [than last year], and the guys wrestled out of their mind,” Ryan said.No. 2 seed Kyle Snyder won the heavyweight title 4-2 with a takedown in the second overtime round against No. 1 seed Adam Coon of Michigan, avenging a loss to Coon on Feb. 11. This was Snyder’s third straight Big Ten championship.“They have clearly done a great job preparing him for someone that’s got great leg attacks, so there were some adjustments Kyle made and tonight, one of those adjustments worked out,” Ryan said.Snyder gameplanned specifically for Coon, which lead to him shooting less often than usual, leading to the lack of scoring. “His leg defense has got better, so I gotta be a little more strategic with what I do, but takedown in overtime is cool,” Snyder said. Ohio State senior Nathan Tomasello defeated Minnesota No. 5 Ethan Lizak 10-7 in the 125-pound final. It was the fourth individual Big Ten championship for the Buckeyes’ No. 3 seed. No. 1 seed Joey McKenna shutout Illinois’ No. 3 Michael Carr 13-0 in the 141-pound final. This is McKenna’s third straight conference title, after he won two Pac-12 championships during his time with Stanford, before he transferred to Ohio State in 2017. Sophomore Kollin Moore was the top seed at 197 pounds, but he entered the tournament a loser of two of his last three bouts. However, he put all those struggles behind him and claimed another Big Ten championship.“Kollin Moore is a workhouse out there, and when you don’t have the volume of training behind someone who’s a workhorse late in matches,” Ryan said. “When you shoot 30, 40, 20 times, you start to feel it more than if you just got that cardio behind you, but he’s had some great practices in the last few weeks and he’s looking strong right now.”In the 184-pound final, Nittany Lion No. 1 seed Bo Nickal beat Ohio State No. 2 seed Myles Martin in 7-4 decision. Martin scored one takedown against Nickal, but the riding time advantage in favor of Nickal, along with tough defense, found Martin out of time to mount a comeback. In the second straight meeting between the two, Wolverine No. 1 seed Stevan Micic won against Ohio State No. 2 Luke Pletcher in the 133-pound final. In Pletcher’s semifinal match Saturday, he rallied against sophomore Mitch McKee, the No. 3 seed for the Golden Gophers. McKee heald a 3-0 lead going into the third period, but Pletcher scored three straight takedowns to win 6-4. Ohio State No. 4 seed Micah Jordan earned runner-up at 157 pounds, losing to Michigan No. 3 seed Alec Pantaleo in the finals 3-1. A late second-period takedown proved the difference between these two. Pantaleo also beat Jordan 12-7 on Feb. 11.Ohio State No. 2 174-pound Bo Jordan lost to Michigan then-No. 6 Myles in the dual meet, and hoped to get revenge against the now-three seed in the semifinals in order to have a shot at Penn State No. 1 seed Mark Hall. However, Bo was pinned by Amine in a surprise result Saturday night. Bo later earned the third-place match.Ohio State No. 5 Ke-Shawn Hayes outwrestled Nebraska’s Colton McCrystal 7-5 at 149 pounds. At 165 pounds, Ohio State junior Te’Shan Campbell finished 9th, which earned him a spot at NCAA championships. read more

Greek community to celebrate Australia Day

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To celebrate Australia Day, an event has been scheduled for Sunday 24 January at the picturesque Coburg Park Lake. Organised by The Federation of Greek Elderly Citizens Clubs of Melbourne and Victoria, in conjunction with 3XY Radio Hellas, the Greek Australian community event is taking place for the sixth year running.The national holiday is an opportunity for members of the Greek and wider Australian community to celebrate the past achievements of the Greek community across the nation and to give thanks for the good fortune of living Down Under.More than 5,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event, including a number of federal and state government representatives, the local mayor and other dignitaries yet to be named.On the day there will be live music performances and Greek folk dancing for people of all ages to enjoy.last_img read more

FCC Succumbs to Government Shutdown Suspends Most Operations

first_imgStay on target New FCC Rules Target International RobocallersFCC Empowers Carriers to ‘Aggressively Block’ Robocalls Assuming miracles are not possible, and President Trump can not reach an agreement with Democrats before noon, the Federal Communications Commission will shut down most of its operations today.During the ongoing government shutdown, the FCC will cease activities “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded through a source other than lapsed appropriations.”The agency is set to furlough 83 percent of employees; the remaining 17 percent—including FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and commissioners Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel—will continue to work.But there won’t be anyone manning the complaint-and-inquiry phone lines or offering protection against do-not-call violations: Suspended activities cover a majority of consumer-related issues.They do not, however, include the agency’s first 5G wireless spectrum auction, which began in November, paused during the holidays, and continues today with the sale of licenses in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz spectrum bands.A partial government shutdown (the third of 2018) began at midnight on Dec. 22, after the House and Senate failed to agree on Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to fund a 2,000-mile border wall between the US and Mexico.The closure, now in its 13th day, has affected nearly 800,000 federal workers, according to The Guardian. It is expected to continue even after Democrats officially take control of the House of Representatives today, following victories in November’s midterm elections.More on Approves Google’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Motion SensorChina Preps 5G Coverage for World’s Longest Sea BridgeGovernment Hopes 1M People Share Health Data for ScienceUS Government’s National 5G Network Idea Isn’t the CommuNet We Wantlast_img read more

Lauren Daigle Wins Best Contemporary Christian Music Album For Look Up Child

first_img Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery News Email Lauren Daigle takes home Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 1:23 pm Lauren Daigle won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Look Up Child. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 10, 2019 – 4:41 pm Lauren Daigle Wins Best Contemporary Christian Fellow nominees in the cateogory include:Hallelujah Here Below by Elevation WorshipLiving With A Fire by Jesus CultureSurrounded by Michael W. SmithSurvivor: Live From Harding Prison by Zach WilliamsDaigle also won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for her song “You Say.” She joins a prestigious roster of previous category winners, ranging from Zach Williams, TobyMac and Chris Tomlin.2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. 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Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY?last_img read more

BSE closes points 3533 up on Nov 11

first_imgBSE closes points 35.33 up on Nov 114.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 35.33 up on Nov 114.6K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 35.33 points up to stand at 27,910.06. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.40 points up to stand at 8,362.65. AMTEKAUTO and HCC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.91 and 8.50% along with JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. and POLARIS with an increase of 7.74% and 7.24% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include KAILASH and FSL with a decrease of 9.90% and 4.98% along with SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD. and BAJAJ ELECTRICALS LTD. with a decrease of 4.68% and 4.35% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 124.47 points at 18,400.40 while the banking sector is up 145.18 points at 19,894.58 and the reality sector is up 17.25 points at 1,657.44. The Indian currency is up 0.16 % at Rs 61.60 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 35.33 points up to stand at 27,910.06. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.40 points up to stand at 8,362.65. AMTEKAUTO and HCC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.91 and 8.50% along with JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. and POLARIS with an increase of 7.74% and 7.24% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include KAILASH and FSL with a decrease of 9.90% and 4.98% along with SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD. and BAJAJ ELECTRICALS LTD. with a decrease of 4.68% and 4.35% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 124.47 points at 18,400.40 while the banking sector is up 145.18 points at 19,894.58 and the reality sector is up 17.25 points at 1,657.44. The Indian currency is up 0.16 % at Rs 61.60 per dollar.last_img read more

Income Tax Department faces major shortage of manpower Reports VIDEO

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At least 80 protesters injured in quota reform clashes

first_imgJob-seekers and students demanding reform of the existing quota system in public service clashed with police in Shahbagh and Dhaka University areas throughout the night on Sunday, leaving at least 80 people injured. Reports UNB.The residence of the DU vice-chancellor was ransacked and several vehicles, including two inside the VC’s residence, torched during the sporadic clashes that lasted till 6:00am on Monday.Meanwhile, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader is expected to sit with the demonstrators on Monday.Police dispersed the agitating job-seekers and students from Shahbagh intersection around 8:00pm on Sunday charging baton, and lobbing teargas shells and rubber bullets after they blocked the intersection as part of the programme announced earlier by Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh general students’ right protection council).Amid the police action, the demonstrators retreated towards the DU campus. However, they took position on different roads and continued their protest.The demonstrators turned violent around 1:00am on Monday following a rumour that a Dhaka University student was killed in police action.Female students of the university also came out of their dormitories and joined the protesters.At one stage, they vandalised the VC’s residence around 1:30am, broke its main entrance and ransacked several rooms and furniture. The angry protesters also set fire to two vehicles parked inside the VC residence.On information, police and Bangladesh Chhatra League men rushed in and chased them. Later, they went back to the Raju Sculpture.Around 2:00am, police surrounded them in the area and lobbed teargas shells to disperse them. Being chased, the female students took shelter in the Teacher-Student Centre.Besides, sporadic clashes continued at different places on the campus till 6:00am when protesters also torched several more vehicles, including a cop one.Police detained at least 25 students from the protest.The injured students were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Dhaka University Medical Centre.Meanwhile, Awami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak met the demonstrators on the DU campus after 2:00am.Speaking on the occasion, he said their party general secretary Obaidul Quader would sit with the job-seekers and students on Monday morning.Earlier, job-seekers and university students staged demonstrations across the country on Sunday demanding that the quota system in public service, including BCS examination, be reformed.On 17 February, students and job-seekers started the movement to press for their five-point demand that include introduction of unified age limit in government jobs, review of quota system in government recruitment process, including Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination, stopping taking benefit by job seekers under the same quota, filling vacant posts from merit list if the candidates from quota are not found and fixation of 10 per cent quota instead of existing 56 per cent.last_img read more

33 dead in USled raid on Syria school Monitor

first_imgAt least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic State group in the northern province of Raqa, “took place in the early hours of Tuesday.””We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.last_img

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

first_img News • Photos of the Week Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Photos of the Week Bharatha Mallawarachi,Add Comment Click here to post a comment By: Emily Schmall Share This! Emily Schmall Emily Schmall Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 By: Bharatha Mallawarachi Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Bharatha Mallawarachi Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings on Easter.Shops were closed, streets were empty and heavy security patrols continued across the country despite police saying the alleged mastermind of the attacks that killed over 250 people had died in one of the suicide blasts.Those Sri Lankans who did venture out spoke about the fear encompassing daily life at a level unseen since a long civil war ended a decade ago. Many are angry that the government, paralyzed by internal disputes, hadn’t acted on intelligence obtained weeks before Easter that warned of the attacks.On Friday night (April 26), Sri Lanka’s military said its soldiers in the eastern part of the country engaged in a gunbattle with suspects believed to be linked to the attacks, and police announced a 24-hour curfew until further notice in the Muslim-dominated area where the shooting took place.Continuing government confusion in its investigation — from drastically lowering the death toll to misidentifying a Brown University student as a militant — only added to the public’s worries.“Everyone is nervous,” said Abdullah Mohammed, a 48-year-old Muslim in Colombo. “Not just the Muslims. Buddhists, Christians, Hindus — everybody’s nervous.”Officials from the police to the prime minister say militants remain on the loose and have access to explosives. That has led to increased security at shrines, churches, temples and mosques across the multiethnic country of 21 million off the southern coast of India.Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told journalists that church officials had seen a leaked security document describing Roman Catholic churches and other denominations as a major target. Ranjith, who is the archbishop of Colombo, asked the faithful across Sri Lanka to stay home for their own safety.“We don’t want repetitions,” Ranjith said.It was an extraordinary request for a Catholic clergyman to make, as churches often remain a refuge. It came on the day that priests allowed journalists inside one of the bombed churches, St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, where broken glass littered a blood-stained floor. Giovanni Maria Vian, a church historian and emeritus editor of the Vatican newspaper, said he believed it was the first time the church had canceled Masses across a country for security reasons.The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka also warned the public to stay away from places of worship over the weekend, a stark alert underlining that authorities believe that attackers remain at large.Authorities told Muslims to worship at home rather than attend communal Friday prayers that are the most important religious service of the week, but several mosques held services anyway. At a mosque in Colombo, police armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles stood guard outside for hundreds of worshippers as the imam inside and others wept while praying to Allah to help their country.The Easter attackers are “not Muslims. This is not Islam. This is an animal,” said Akurana Muhandramlage Jamaldeen Mohamed Jayfer, the chairman of the mosque. “We don’t have a word (strong enough) to curse them.”Sri Lanka’s government, crippled from a long political crisis between the president and prime minister last year, promised swift action to capture militants still at large. President Maithripala Sirisena said about 140 people had been identified as having links to the Islamic State group.A “major search operation has been undertaken,” Sirisena said. “Every household in the country will be checked.”On Friday night, soldiers raiding a house in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province fought a gunbattle with suspected militants linked to the bombings, said military spokesman Brig. Sumith Atapattu. After a couple of hours, he said soldiers were “engaged in a clearing operation,” adding that some casualties were possible.In the same area, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said officers acting on information from intelligence officials found 150 sticks of blasting gelatin and 100,000 small metal balls, as well as a van and clothing suspected to be used by those involved in the Easter attack. Suicide bomb vests often are packed with such balls to increase the shrapnel in the explosion, making them even deadlier.Earlier Friday, police confirmed the militant group’s leader, Mohamed Zahran, died in the suicide bombing at the Shangri-La Hotel, one of six hotels and churches attacked. Zahran appeared in an Islamic State video claiming responsibility for the coordinated assault, and authorities in both Sri Lanka and Australia confirmed links between IS and the attack.Police said investigators had determined that the assailants’ military training was provided by someone they called “Army Mohideen,” and that weapons training had taken place overseas and at locations in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province.Police said they arrested the operator of a copper factory who had helped Mohideen make improvised explosive devices and purchase empty cartridges sold by the Sri Lankan military as scrap copper.On Thursday night, Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry drastically reduced its estimated death toll from the bombings. A statement said “approximately” 253 people had been killed, nearly one-third lower than an earlier police estimate of 359 dead.The discrepancy was not immediately explained, but it fit a pattern of confused reports by Sri Lankan officials that have muddled the investigation. On Friday, police apologized to a Brown University student and a human rights activist after they posted her picture to Twitter and erroneously identified her as a wanted militant. The police then deleted their Twitter account.(Associated Press writers Krishan Francis in Colombo and Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia, contributed to this report.) Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Postscenter_img News News Bharatha Mallawarachi By: Emily Schmall Share This! Share This! 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Reaching out and helping the Ladysmith community

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Project Cornerstone once again reached out to the community when co-ordinator Mr K Bihaspat, under the guidance of evangelist Matthew Lee and Mr and Mrs Lee from the Royal Hotel, touched the lives of students at Red Cross Foundation in St Chad’s. The team handed out hot creamy soup and bread to 70 students.The same team then visited Bufford Primary School, where 45 lunch packs were distributed to children within the area, prepared and sponsored by the Royal Hotel.The food parcels were much appreciated by the children and were graciously received with a smile.Mr L Mayise and Mr K Bihaspat also shared a powerful message with the children titled “Prayer is power”. Mr Bihaspat emphasised that “when you go through the delays in life, don’t get discouraged. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up! Instead of getting discouraged, be persistent and pray”.Also read: Happy to receive lunch from LasecThe students were taught that there is always a delay between sowing and reaping. That you plant in one season and reap in another, so God wants to see if you’re going to keep cultivating, planting and sowing. If He sees consistency in your life, then the harvest will come.God wants you to learn something.The message also taught that: Every storm is a school. Every trial is a teacher.Every experience is an education and every difficulty is for your development.Thought for the week: “Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17)Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

BOSTON – Meryl Streep says she and other actresses

first_img BOSTON – Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Hollywood, media and politics.Streep on Thursday also called the allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein “the most gargantuan example of disrespect” permeating every industry.She said women still don’t have enough representation in leadership positions and that impacts how decisions are made. Streep said women in the entertainment industry are prepared to demand for equal representation in board rooms and other improvements to the American workplace.“We are after 50/50 by 2020,” she said to loud applause. “Equal means equal. And if it starts at the top, none of these shenanigans would have filtered down and it wouldn’t have been tolerated.”Streep made the comments in a conversation with feminist icon Gloria Steinem at the Massachusetts Women’s Conference in Boston.“It’s such an interesting moment, because this conversation about why this is so widespread, this is really worth having and it’s fantastic,” she said. “I can’t help thinking it’s just a door that’s opening to a better world.”The 13th annual conference, which organizers say was attended by a record 16,000 people, also featured speeches from Academy Award-winning actor Viola Davis and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.At the two-day conference’s opening night Wednesday, Steinem took a shot at President Donald Trump, calling the billionaire the “harasser in chief.”More than a dozen women have said Trump sexually assaulted or harassed them over the years. He has denied the allegations. Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, left, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem appear before an audience, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, during the 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women, in Boston. The conference opened Thursday against a backdrop of expanding allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent men in Hollywood, politics and the media. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Streep calls out Harvey Weinstein at women’s conferencecenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2017 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Stay #weatheraware @metofficeuk pic. Gale force gusts are likely in the west #WindyWednesday pic. in a TV interview last year Medical devices such as insulin pumps continuous glucose monitors and pacemakers or defibrillators have become increasingly small and wearable in recent years They often connect with a hand-held controller over short distances using Bluetooth Often either the controller or the device itself is connected to the Internet by means of Wi-Fi so that data can be sent directly to clinicians But security experts have demonstrated that with easily available hardware a user manual and the device’s PIN number they can take control of a device or monitor the data it sends Medical devices don’t get regular security updates like smart phones and computers because changes to their software could require recertification by regulators like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) And FDA has focused on reliability user safety and ease of use—not on protecting against malicious attacks In a Safety Communication in 2013 the agency said that it “is not aware of any patient injuries or deaths associated with these incidents nor do we have any indication that any specific devices or systems in clinical use have been purposely targeted at this time” FDA does say that it “expects medical device manufacturers to take appropriate steps” to protect devices Manufacturers are starting to wake up to the issue and are employing security experts to tighten up their systems But unless such steps become compulsory it may take a fatal attack on a prominent person for the security gap to be closed For more on privacy and to take a quiz on your own privacy IQ see “The end of privacy” special section in this week’s issue of Science " said memorial president Joe Daniels in a statement.S. to provide subsidies for the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces in return for her vote on the tax bill, started this annihilating operation on November 27,"And on Tuesday morning,com,McGaughey died in 2010. repeatedly allowing the Clippers to open up sizeable leads before reeling them in.

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