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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Crowd Lashes Out at Young Moroccan Girl for Wearing Shorts During

Rabat- Two days after the trial of two women in Agadir over charges of “gross ardency” for wearing skirts, a crowd gathered around a young girl in a popular market in Safi for wearing shorts.A video footage posted on YouTube on Wednesday shows a young girl being harassed by a group of passersby in a popular market in Safi over wearing shorts. The video went viral on social media.The girl was walking through the market with her mother, when dozens of passersby gathered around her and started harassing her. In the video, the attackers are heard shouting at her “Allahuma Inna Hada Mounkar,” (“O God! This is evil!”).The girl and her mother reacted to the harsh criticism. “That is my daughter. It’s none of your business,” the mother is heard saying.The man recording the video is heard saying, “Look at her! She is walking in the street with her mother while naked… look how many passersby protest against this act!”This comes two days after two Moroccan women were acquitted of indecency charges after they were arrested in Agadir because their outfit was deemed “inappropriate.”This comes two days after two Moroccan women were acquitted of indecency charges after they were arrested in Agadir because their outfit was deemed “inappropriate.”The case sparked a nationwide outcry. Hundreds of Moroccans took to the streets in three sit-ins held in Agadir, Casablanca and Rabat on July 6 in protest of the arrest, calling it an “attack on personal freedom.”Two Facebook pages were created in support of the two young women. On both pages, many Moroccan women sharde pictures of themselves wearing minis-skirts with the hash tag “mettre une robe n’est pas un crime” (“wearing a skirt is not crime”).© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Trump delays imposing auto tariffs on auto imports and parts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting talks with European nations and Japan.Trump announced his decision to delay for up to six months in a proclamation issued by the White House on Friday.He was required to make a decision on Commerce Department recommendations aimed to protect the U.S. auto industry, based on national security concerns.Trump directed his trade team to pursue negotiations and address the impact that imports are having on the U.S. auto industry and its ability to invest in new research and development that he says is critical to the nation’s security.Trump says he’ll decide whether to take further action in 180 days.The Associated Press read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Markets Right Now Stocks open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street led by gains in technology and communications stocks.Apple rose 1.3% and Amazon climbed 1% in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday.Charles Schwab plunged 8.5% after the company said it was eliminating trading commissions on stocks, exchanged-traded funds and options.Global markets were mixed after the World Trade Organization sharply cut its forecasts for trade growth this year and next.The S&P 500 rose 13 points, or 0.4%, to 2,990.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 111 points, or 0.4%, to 27,029. The Nasdaq rose 47 points, or 0.6%, to 8,047.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.73%.The Associated Press read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Automotive Sector Deal between government and industry is announced

An Automotive Sector Deal between government and the automotive industry has today been announced by the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.The deal aims to build on the unique strengths of the UK automotive sector and further develop the strong collaborative partnership established between government and industry.Ian Constance, Advance Propulsion Centre, Konstanze Scharring, SMMT, Secretary of State, Greg Clark MP and Nigel Stein, GKN agree an Automotive Sector Deal with Executives from the Automotive Industry at the HQ of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in central London. Picture by SMMTMike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT said: We welcome today’s automotive sector deal which will help this vital UK industry meet some of the many global challenges it faces. The deal strengthens our long-standing partnership with government, with a boost to supply chain competitiveness and investment, matched by industry, to keep the UK at the forefront of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.In its implementation, the deal must help the industry build on our success and seize the opportunities presented by such technological innovations. Given current uncertainties, it must also be complemented by ongoing efforts to maintain the right conditions for growth.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Petar Nenadic in Tvis Holstebro

Petar NenadicTVIS Holstrebro Serbian national player and one of the best European junior in his generation (1986), Petar Nenadic (24) moved to Denmark and his new club, Tvis Holstebro, who finished 8th last season in stron competition of Jack & Jones League. This playmaker began his career in Crvena zvezda, with whom he won three national championships in Serbia. After recovery from serious knee injury he moved to Algeciras – Spain, where he spent just six month and went to F.C Barcelona. In Barcelona, he spent six month (2007/08), after he has to go to second knee surgery. In summer 2088, Nenadic signed contract with Hungarian Pick Szeged and stayed until end of previous season. ← Previous Story Slovenia: League without general sponsor? Next Story → Lajos Mocsai until London 2012 on Hungarian bench read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp SEHA GSS regular season is over – Six teams to fight for

4.PPD Zagreb181206480 : 41736 9.Vojvodina182412444 : 51110 25.03.PPD Zagreb:Tatran Prešov20:15h 27.03.Vardar:PF 1 WInner17:45h STANDINGS: 3.Meshkov Brest181305508 : 45939 10.Radnički182115472 : 5897 7.Metalurg185112397 : 44515 6.Nexe185112449 : 51216 27.03.MKB-MVM Veszprem:PF 2 WInner20:15h 29.03.SF 1 Winner:SF 2 WInner18:00h 2.Vardar181503531 : 46245 5.Tatran Prešov181107539 : 50033 The regular part of the SEHA GAZPROM South Stream league season is over! The Final tournament will be held between 25 and 29 March in Veszprem Arena in Veszprem.Here is the schedule – pre semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, and then, semi-finals and final on Sunday. 29.03.SF 1 Looser:SF 2 Looser15:30h 8.Borac m:tel184113464 : 53713 25.03.Meshkov Brest:Nexe17:45h 1.MKB-MVM Veszprem181701561 : 41351 ← Previous Story Ivan Sliskovic to MKB MVM Veszprem! Next Story → EHF CL: Vardar or Wisla, home chance for Kielce and Veszprem read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Joan Burton told being called a ct at a protest should be

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3368884 Image: Sam Boal Share Tweet Email3 Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be ‘water off a duck’s back’, court hears This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial. 39,461 Views FORMER TÁNAISTE JOAN Burton has denied she left out any reference to “water protesters” in her statement to gardaí because she wanted to make the protesters out as a “disorganised rabble”.Under questioning from defence counsel today Ms Burton denied she left any reference to water protesters out of her statement to gardaí because she did not want to give them a “veneer of legitimacy”.Burton took the witness stand for the third day today in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other water protesters.Murphy (34), together with South Dublin Councillors Kieran Mahon (39) and Michael Murphy (53) and four other men, are charged with falsely imprisoning Ms Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell by restricting their personal liberty without their consent at Fortunestown Road, Jobstown, Tallaght on November 15, 2014.Paul Murphy of Kingswood Heights, Tallaght; Kieran Mahon of Bolbrook Grove, Tallaght; Michael Murphy of Whitechurch Way, Ballyboden, Dublin; Frank Donaghy (71) of Alpine Rise, Tallaght; Ken Purcell (50) of Kiltalown Green; Michael Banks (46) of Brookview Green, Tallaght and Scott Masterson (34) of Carrigmore Drive, Tallaght have all denied the charges.The trial has heard Burton and O’Connell were trapped in cars for about three hours after they left a graduation ceremony at An Cosan education centre in Tallaght.PoliticalDefence barrister Michael O’Higgins, SC, representing Ken Purcell, asked Ms Burton why the words “water protesters” did not feature in her statements to gardaí. The court broke briefly for Ms Burton to read her statement.When asked why she did not include those words, Ms Burton said “I was not making political statements”.“I was asked to tell what happened to me, a sequence of events,” she said.O’Higgins told Ms Burton that he did not defend the behaviour of anyone who threw a water balloon or an egg at her. That was “an indefensible action”, he said. His client had not engaged in such behaviour, he added.A duck’s backHe said he was also not defending “anybody who obstructed your path in a way that was unlawful”. However, he put it to Ms Burton that as the leader of the country, being called distasteful names should be “water off a duck’s back”.“Can I suggest to you for the leader of a country, while it’s thoroughly distasteful and unpleasant to be called these things, a bitch, a c***, that is water off a duck’s back,” O’Higgins said.“Not necessarily, if it’s accompanied by people raining blows on a car,” Ms Burton replied, adding that the day of the Jobstown protest was a “very unusual experience.”“This particular episode was entirely different to other experiences I had,” she said. “The venom and the hatred that was part of this particular event was unusual.”O’Higgins put it to Ms Burton that while name-calling may be ugly, it was also a person’s right to express that view as part of freedom of expression.“You should be big enough and bold enough to take it on board,” he said. Ms Burton replied: “I’m not sure why you’re asking me to be big enough and bold enough”.“Impeccable”The cross-examination became heated at times, with O’Higgins at one point saying, “Why don’t you just answer the question?”He put it to Burton that “99% of people on that protest were behaving in a way that was impeccable,” he said.“There was no rage. There was no anger,” he said. Burton replied: “That was not my experience. I don’t think that was so.”The trial was shown video footage from garda air support at about 2.53pm that day during which a dispatcher could be heard saying the crowd was dispersing.The dispatcher said they were “making good progress” and Ms Burton’s car should reach the Tallaght by-pass within 20-30 minutes. “There’s no hassle really,” the dispatcher said, adding there had been a bit of pushing when the garda public order unit arrived.O’Higgins put it to Ms Burton that those who engaged in pushing were “a tiny minority and not representative of the group as a whole.” He suggested the situation was “playing out quite placidly”.“I’m no expert,” Ms Burton responded, adding that she had not been party to the conversation from the air.“I wasn’t able to open the car door and get out and go freely,” she said.He put it to her that she didn’t mention water protesters in her statement to gardaí because she wanted to make out it was a disorganised rabble. Ms Burton denied this was the case.O’Higgins also questioned Ms Burton at length on the recession, bank debt and the bailout, at one point prompting Judge Melanie Greally to note that there was no need to go into such a level of detail.Defence barrister Ciaran O’Loughlin SC, representing Michael Banks, put it to Ms Burton that there were “many many people there that afternoon who did nothing untoward”.Ms Burton agreed, but said there were also “many many people there who were protesting”.“They were banging the car, they were shouting and roaring,” she said. She said as time went on, she found the situation was “scary and menacing”. She added that she did not identify Banks that day.“Particularly when I wasn’t able to leave the car and there was the constant worry if people got the car door open what would happen to us and where would we run to,” she said.Under further questioning, Ms Burton said she believed people have the right to protest peacefully.“But personally I would not agree with the behaviour of many of the protesters in that particular campaign,” she said.The trial is not sitting tomorrow.Comments have been turned off as legal proceedings are ongoing‘What would Michael Collins think of this?’: Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence > No Comments Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6:32 PM Image: Sam Boal By Isabel Hayes and Sarah-Jane Murphy May 2nd 2017, 6:32 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp I dont think anybody would be satisfied by it Leo Varadkar on

first_img‘I don’t think anybody would be satisfied by it’: Leo Varadkar on John Delaney’s Oireachtas appearance Leo Varadkar said the FAI was answerable to the ODCE which has questions that need to be answered. Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has criticised John Delaney’s appearance before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport on Wednesday.The FAI’s executive vice-president and former CEO did not answer questions from TDs about the €100,000 bridging loan during the meeting, citing “legal advice” as his reason. It sparked widespread criticism from committee members, including TD Ruth Coppinger, who called for the entire FAI board to step down. In his first comments since the meeting, Leo Varadkar said Delaney was entitled to not to  answer those questions on legal advice, but said football fans and the general public alike would not be satisfied. “I don’t think anyone would be satisfied by it. I think the public taxpayers, football fans would have liked to have seen those questions answered,” Varadkar told reporters. “But the truth is he was within his legal rights not to answer those questions because he’s not a public servant and therefore is not accountable to the Oireachtas. “However, the FAI is accountable to the ODCE – the office of Director of Corporate Enforcement – and is accountable to Sport Ireland for the public money they get. “And I know those bodies will have questions to ask of the FAI which I think need to be answered – thus allowing us to do what we want to do, which is to restore funding to the FAI.”In his opening statement at the committee hearing, Delaney said “On legal advice, I am precluded from making any further comment at this hearing in relation to the finances of the association or my former role as CEO, or the €100,000 payment either directly or indirectly”. Much of the questions asked were directed to the current President of the FAI, Donal Conway, as a result. On Tuesday, Sport Ireland said it would be withdrawing funding from the association over failure to respond to questions concerning finance and governance within the organisation. Meanwhile, UEFA today confirmed it was aware of Sport Ireland’s decision to suspend funding to the FAI but said it would make no further comment on the matter.  53 Comments Short URL Share69 Tweet Email Apr 12th 2019, 6:02 PM 15,976 Views Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Conor McCrave Friday 12 Apr 2019, 6:02 PM https://jrnl.ie/4589827 last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Government Spent 162 Thousand Dollars on Wells Drains

first_img HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2014 – Provo may never experience the flooding as had been seen in the deluge of TS Cristobal again. We have learned that Government has spent $162 thousand dollars on wells & drains and new wells & drains in the aftermath of that retreating rainy system which grid locked the nation for over a week. Seventeen drains have been re-drilled, while 14 new drainage wells have been dug – all on the island of Providenciales. New wells will mean more run off points for any prolonged rains, the flooding so severe that it trapped people and created health risks. The Ministry of Health on Tuesday confirmed that those flood waters and the fact that they became mosquito breeding grounds did cause the cases of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya to surge dramatically for Turks and Caicos. The figures so high and changing so rapidly, especially in the case of Dengue Fever, that officials explained they are still collating numbers… and never gave new numbers for Dengue which is linked to one death in Grand Turk. There are now five new wells in Leeward; three in Long Bay; two in Blue Hills and one each for Juba Sound, Caicos Lodge and Airport Road. The re-drilled wells included the five in Leeward, four in Five Cays, four in The Bight, two in Kew Town and one each for Juba Sound and Long Bay. Related Items:Dengue, drains, flood, ministry of health, Portia stubbs smith, provo, Ts cristobal, wells TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Energy Town Meeting for Provolast_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Congressman Duncan D Hunter seeks to block evidence concerning infidelity

first_img AP, KUSI Newsroom, AP, KUSI Newsroom Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships.In a motion Friday, the congressman’s lawyers say prosecutors are seeking permission “to focus the jury’s attention on Mr. Hunter’s infidelity.”They say evidence that some of Hunter’s relationships were romantic isn’t necessary for a jury to evaluate the case.Allegations about the married Republican congressman’s affairs were outlined in a government court filing Monday, connected to charges he and his wife illegally spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds.Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty this month to one corruption count.Duncan Hunter has said prosecutors have targeted him for political reasons.The trial is scheduled for September. Posted: June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 Congressman Duncan D. Hunter seeks to block evidence concerning infidelitylast_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Vancouver police officer on trial in wrongful death suit

first_imgA Vancouver police officer is one of two former Fresno Police Department officers on trial this week in a federal wrongful death lawsuit in the California city for shooting a man to death in March 2009 in the parking lot of an apartment complex.The lawsuit, filed by the parents of Stephen Willis, 23, accuses Greg Catton of Vancouver and Daniel Astacio of the Fresno area of shooting Willis without identifying themselves as police officers and without warning him.Following an investigation, the former officers were cleared of any wrongdoing. Both left the Fresno Police Department after the incident but are not allowed to say whether they were fired or resigned, according to the Fresno Bee newspaper. The Vancouver Police Department hired Catton in September, and department leadership was aware of the pending litigation against him, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. He is on leave without pay during the trial, Kapp said.The former Fresno officers’ defense has been that Catton told Willis he was a police officer. Then, Willis pulled a handgun from a holster and fired a shot at Catton, prompting Astacio, and then Catton, to open fire. However, during testimony in the trial, their accounts of the event have differed, according to the Fresno Bee. Catton on Monday testified that Willis hadn’t fired at him before Astacio shot Willis, but Willis was pulling the gun from its holster, the newspaper reported. Astacio testified last week that he fired at Willis after Willis pointed that gun at Catton and fired it, according to the newspaper.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp GOP Content to Let House Democrats Tackle Earmarks

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Many House Republicans have been eager to suspend the chamber’s eight-year-old ban on earmarks, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently has been urging the GOP Conference to step back and let Democrats make the first move when they assume control of the House in the 116th Congress. “Let the new party wrestle with whether they want to do that. The first move is theirs on this issue now,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), chairman of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, told Politico.The House Democratic Conference is expected to consider reinstating earmarks, sometimes referred to as congressionally directed spending by lawmakers, when it meets to set its own rules for legislation. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who is expected to become chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said she does not know how Democratic members would vote on a resolution to restore earmarks. “But if there is bipartisan consensus, it’s in Article I, and we have a right to have them. And if there’s bipartisan support, they can come back,” Lowey said.If the Democratic Conference in the House moves to bring back earmarks, the chamber still would need to coordinate with the Senate to ensure the change wouldn’t hold up new spending measures. last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Highend sound without breaking the bank Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones

first_imgSettle in with the HD 6XX and you’ll find yourself hearing more and more subtle detail in your music. Sarah Tew/CNET Sennheiser HD 650 headphones are a modern classic; they’ve never gone out of favor with the cognoscenti. Wear a pair for 10 minutes and you’ll know why: They just sound right. Part of the appeal is they sound more open, less stuck inside your skull than everyday headphones. The “tone” is just right too. Bass, midrange and treble are well sorted out. They’re not cheap, though. The HD 650 lists for $499 ($319 on Amazon). But the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX version we’re looking at today runs $220. If you’re just now getting serious about headphones, there’s no better place to start than the HD 6XX.The HD 650 looks nearly the same. The main difference is the HD 6XX headband is deep blue and the HD 650’s is dark gray. The sound producing parts are the same. They’re virtual twins.The HD 6XX is an open-back, over-the-ear design, and it’s very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. It comes with a six foot long, very flexible, user-replaceable cable terminated with a 3.5mm plug, and there’s a 6.5mm adapter plug. Head clamping pressure against my ears was moderate, and the velour covered ear pads are just the right softness. sennheiser-hd-6xx-08.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET The HD 6XX’s impedance is rated at a very high 300 ohms, but that didn’t pose any problem in my listening tests. It weighs 9.2 ounces, pretty light for full-size headphones. Drop (formerly Massdrop) sells the HD 6XX with a two-year warranty, double the length of coverage of most headphones. I used a $100 AudioQuest DragonFly Black digital converter/headphone amp running off my Mac Mini computer for all my listening tests. One thing is obvious from the get-go, the HD 6XX sound isn’t hyped or pandering to mass market tastes. Nothing jumps out or feels amiss. The bass-midrange-treble balance is so smooth it might seem a little boring at first. But settle in with the HD 6XX and you’ll find yourself hearing more and more subtle detail in your music, but without the fatigue of, say, a pair of Beats headphones.sennheiser-hd-6xx-04.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET Bass was plentiful on Massive Attack’s Five Man Army all right, but not overdone. The HD 6XX’s deft control over the low notes was refreshing. Vocals were likewise present and articulate. The treble was blissfully free of harshness, and the HD 6XX sounds right with the volume turned way down low or way up. The HD 6XX is an open-back headphone, but it sounds more open and less inside my head than most open headphones, and you can easily hear sound from all around you. The downside to all open headphones is they don’t isolate the wearer from external noise, and people nearby can hear sound “leaking” from the HD 6XX. So it’s mostly a listen by yourself at home headphone.  I loved the sound, but it’s not the sort of headphone that’ll satisfy buyers craving maximum detail and clarity. If that’s more to your taste, consider a Hifiman HE400S headphone (currently $229 on Amazon). It’s more transparent and dynamically alive than the HD 6XX. The Hifiman is a terrific headphone, but it’s not as comfortable or open sounding as the HD 6XX. The HE400S might not be a wise choice for buyers who listen to a lot of highly compressed or bright recordings. The HD 6XX would tame the harshness to some degree. If you find most headphones too bright, the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX might be just what you’re looking for. It’s such an easy headphone to love because it’s so darn comfortable and brings out the best in most recordings. Tags 6 Headphones Audio Comments The Audiophiliac Share your voicelast_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp 10 Mexican journalists killed in 8 months

first_imgA Mexican journalist under government protection was shot dead Tuesday in the violent state of Veracruz, officials said, the 10th journalist murdered in Mexico this year.Candido Rios, a crime reporter for a regional newspaper, was gunned down outside a convenience store in the eastern town of Hueyapan de Ocampo along with two other people, including a former police inspector, police sources said.Rios, 55, had been under a government program designed to protect journalists and rights activists from a wave of deadly violence, said Jorge Morales, head of the State Commission for the Protection of Journalists in Veracruz.More than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2006 in Mexico, one of the deadliest countries in the world for the profession, according to the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders.More than 90 percent of the killings remain unpunished.Rios was well-known locally for his decade-long career at the newspaper Diario de Acayucan, where he reported on crime and government corruption and had publicly feuded with several former mayors.The newspaper’s editor, Cecilio Perez, said Rios had received death threats from one former mayor, Gaspar Gomez.“That mayor used to order him arrested and beaten, and would send him death threats. The threats made him quit journalism for a while, but he came back,” Perez told AFP.Born journalist -Perez described Rios as a born journalist-a country boy who grew up poor and only finished middle school but talked his way into a job as a local correspondent, with a dual role as newspaper vendor.Despite his humble background, “Pabuche,” as he was known, made a name for himself with hard-hitting, detail-packed reports on organized crime and the misdeeds of public officials.Perez said Rios was on his way back from writing his daily stories at an internet cafe when he was killed.The victims also included Victor Acrelio Alegria, an ex-police inspector in Hueyapan de Ocampo, and a third person who had not yet been identified.The gunmen opened fire with high-powered weapons, killing Acrelio on the spot and badly wounding Rios, who died on the way to hospital, police sources said.Veracruz, a state dogged by drug cartel wars and corrupt politics, is particularly deadly for journalists: some 20 have been murdered here since 2010.“Veracruz remains the most dangerous state to practice journalism,” said Ana Cristina Ruelas, head of the press rights group Article 19.“As long as there is no justice in these cases… attacks on the press in Veracruz will continue unabated,” she told AFP.Protection program under fire -Officials did not immediately disclose what sort of protection Rios had received under the so-called Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.Perez said he had security cameras outside his home.The federal protection program, launched in 2012, offers different forms of protection ranging from bodyguards to panic buttons for journalists and activists who have been the victims of threats or attacks for their work.It has been widely criticized for failing to stop the violence, which has only increased since its creation.Last year was the deadliest yet for journalists in Mexico, with 11 murders.And 2017 could be on track to surpass it, with 10 killed so far: Cecilio Pineda, Ricardo Monlui, Miroslava Breach, Maximino Rodriguez, Javier Valdez, Salvador Adame, Jonathan Rodriguez, Edwin Rivera, Luciano Rivera and now Rios.Most of them had been reporting on powerful crime gangs and government corruption.In May, President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to strengthen protections for journalists and bring those who attack them to justice.The pledge was in response to the murder of Valdez, an award-winning crime reporter and AFP contributor, on May 15 in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.The state has been the scene of a bloody turf war within the powerful Sinaloa Cartel since its boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January.Violence has surged across Mexico since the government declared war on the country’s powerful drug cartels in 2006. More than 380,000 people have been murdered and more than 30,000 have gone missing since then.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp PM terms BangladeshIndia ties role model

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a videoconference with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 11 March 2019. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India is a role model of good neighborliness for the rest of the world.”As a result of such multifaceted and multi-dimensional cooperation, our bilateral relations have become a role model of good neighborliness for the rest of the world. I strongly believe this momentum will continue,” she said during a videoconference with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.Earlier, the prime ministers of Bangladesh and India jointly inaugurated four projects in Bangladesh, including the supply of 1,100 buses and trucks to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), through the videoconferencing from the respective capitals.Hasina said the two countries have witnessed a remarkable progress over the last decade on cooperation in different conventional and unconventional areas like security, power, trade and commerce, energy, connectivity, infrastructure development, environment, renewable energy, education, culture, people-to-people contact and health.At the same time, the two countries have expanded cooperation in newer areas, including blue economy and maritime cooperation, peaceful use of nuclear energy, cooperation in outer space, internet band width sharing, cyber security, she said.Hasina reiterated the strong condemnation of the Pulwama attack in Kashmir last month. “We remain steadfast in our resolve to root out the scourge of terrorism from our region and beyond through bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation,” she said.She expressed her utmost sympathy for the family members of those killed in the Pulwama attack.”Bangladesh has taken a zero tolerance policy against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will never allow its land to be used by any terrorist organization,” she said.Hasina gratefully recalled the crucial contribution of the Indian government during the Liberation War of Bangladesh saying that the contribution remains an eternal milestone in the relations between the two countries.About the projects, Hasina said it is a matter of great satisfaction that today some of the projects under the 2nd Line of Credit provided by India to Bangladesh are coming close to completion.The four projects are the supply of Double Decker & Single Decker AC and Non-AC Buses and Trucks to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (under the 2nd Line of Credit), 36 Community Clinics in districts (Jamalpur, Sherpur, Habiganj, Sunamganj and Brahmanbaria) of Bangladesh under the grant financing of Indian government; 11 Water Treatment Plants in Bhandaria Pouroshova, Pirojpur District, (under the grant financing of the Indian government) and National Knowledge Network (NKN) Extension to Bangladesh.Under the LoC projects, 600 buses (300 Double-deckers, 200 AC Single Decker, and 100 Non-AC Single Decker) and 500 (350 ones with capacity of 16 tonnes and 150 ones with capacity of 10-tonnes) trucks will be added to the fleet of the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).”I hope it’ll provide relief to the daily commuters in Bangladesh and also help reduce traffic congestions on our highways to some extent,” she said.Welcoming the friendly gesture of the Indian government to establish 36 community clinics in 5 districts and 11 water treatment plants in Bhandaria (Pirojpur) through grant financing, Sheikh Hasina said the community clinics are an integral part of a hugely successful flagship program of her government, which are contributing towards making basic healthcare, family planning and nutrition services available right at the grassroots level.The prime minister hoped that the extension of National Knowledge Network (NKN) to Bangladesh will increase the capability of Bangladeshi researchers by enhancing their access to the universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across India.Hasina said she looks forward to jointly celebrating more such success stories of collective endeavours in the future.It was the first videoconference between Hasina and Modi after Hasina’s assumption of office as the prime minister for the third consecutive term.Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen and Indian India external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also spoke on the occasion.Education minister Dipu Moni and health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque were present at the inaugural event at the prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp 3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attack

first_img3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attackThree Bangladeshis are among those killed in Christchurch terror attack at mosques on Friday, Bangladesh Honorary Consul in New Zealand Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told news agency UNB.The three victims are — Lincoln University teacher Abdus Samad and his wife Sanzida Akhter and a certain Hosne Ara Farid, he said.Abdus Samad was a teacher of Bangladesh Agricultural University.Several Bangladeshis were also wounded in the terrorist attack. “Two of them are in critical condition,” Bhuiyan told UNB.Another Bangladeshi has been missing since the shooting during the Friday prayers.New Zealand’s police commissioner Mike Bush said 49 people have been killed and more than 20 critically injured in shootings at two mosques. Four suspects have been detained.Bangladesh cricket team, currently in Christchurch to play against New Zealand, narrowly escaped the attack. The third and final Test between Tigers and the Kiwis has been called off due to the attack.“We’re making arrangements to send them back home as early as possible,” Bhuiyan said.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Incumbents Win Initiative 77 Passes

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comDespite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia’s June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser easily won her Democratic Party primary. (Courtesy Photo)Of the registered voters in the District, 17.62 percent of voters participated in the primary, the lowest number since the 2010 primary, according to D.C. Board of Elections statistics.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) had little trouble dispatching of her opponents James Butler and Ernest Johnson with 79 percent of the vote. The mayor won every ward, with her lowest percentage of 68 percent in Ward 8.Soon after polls closed, Bowser was already celebrating her victory.Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!See you at Town, 2009 8th St NW pic.twitter.com/ZYZhqdVbae— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) June 20, 2018Bowser will face D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate Ann Wilcox and Libertarian Party hopeful Martin Moulton in the Nov. 6 general election.“I am happy I won my race,” a beaming Wilcox told the AFRO.D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) faced a challenge from former Obama administration official Kim Ford but won handily, 76 to 23 percent. Norton will face Natale Stracuzzi of the D.C. Statehood Green Party and Bruce Majors of the Libertarian Party in the general election in November.D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson defeated former D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute executive director Ed Lazere, 63 percent to 37 percent and has no challengers from the other parties in the general election.In the council races, Marcus Goodwin, a political newcomer scared incumbent Anita Bonds for her Democratic at-large seat during the campaign trail but she managed to pull it through by compiling 52 percent of the vote while Jeremiah Lowery had 23.78 percent of the vote and Goodwin 23.42 percent.Bonds will face Denise Hicks of the Libertarian Party and David Schwartzman of the D.C. Statehood Green Party along with D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) and other independents for one of the two at-large seats in the general election. The District is 10 to 1 Democratic in registration so Bonds is expected to get one of those seats.D.C. Council members Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1), Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) had no serious trouble defeating their opponents in the primary while D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) had no opposition in the primary and from the other parties. However, Allen will face Republican Michael Bekesha and McDuffie will have to contend with Joyce Robinson-Paul of the D.C. Statehood Green Party in the general election.D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D) had no opponents in the primary and no one has announced against him in the general election as of yet.The controversial Initiative 77 passed, 55 percent to 44 percent. That means that workers whose wages depend on tips will have to be paid the minimum wage, which will be $15 an hour by 2025, and their tips too.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Rogue One A Star Wars Story first TV spot has been released

first_imgThe Rogue One television ads have begun or so it seems. This new ad courtesy of Comicbook.com is advertising Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for Cinemark XD, so I’m guessing it’s legit. I hope it is.Speaking of hope, it looks like we have our tagline for the upcoming film: “Hope begins with rebellion”. The words are interspersed throughout the trailer using footage from the movie trailer. Sadly, there’s no new footage, but it’s a pretty good way to condense what we know of the movie so far for a general audience.Timing-wise, it makes sense that ads would start hitting television this month. Especially with Force Friday at the end of September and the Rogue One toys that were revealed at SDCC (hello, AT-ACT, I’m definitely asking Santa for you this year.) I just hope we get a little more new content as they go on.The information revealed at Star Wars Celebration has only piqued my interest regarding both Galen Erso and Krennic and I’d like to know more about the rest of the team. I’d definitely like a little more intel on the relationships between Edrio Two Tubes and Saw Gerrera, not to mention Cassian Andor and K-2SO.In short, this 30-second trailer is cool and all, but I’m over here waiting for more new footage and maybe a little more dialogue.I know, I’m being an entitled fan. Or maybe I’m just a Star Wars fangirl who hates waiting for new movies to come out.Is it freakin’ December yet?last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Train services resume in Sealdah Budge Budge section

first_imgKolkata: Train services in the Sealdah Budge Budge section resumed on Sunday afternoon, after suspension of services from 10.10 pm on Saturday for construction of the new level-crossing gate.”The traffic and power block between Ballygunge and Budge Budge due to construction of the new level-crossing gate between New Alipore and Majerhat had started on Saturday night. Our engineers have worked on a war footing and finished the construction of the level-crossing. The work ended at 3.25 pm on Sunday and normal train services resumed from 4.03 pm,” said a senior spokesperson of Eastern Railway. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThree Up and two Down EMU locals were cancelled on Saturday and 16 pairs of locals on Sunday, for construction of the level-crossing.According to sources in ER, the railways will come up with boom barrier for regulating the traffic over the railway tracks. “Work for the boom will commence soon and we hope to finish it before the pujas. We will also come up with a temporary cabin with lodging facilities for a cabin man and some other officials for assisting him. These officials will be responsible for regulating traffic movement in the level-crossing” an ER official said, assuring that there will be no more suspension of train services. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state government is also busy creating a new road on the southward extension of Alipore Avenue till Humayun Kabir Sarani in New Alipore that will connect Behala and Alipore. “The bailey bridge on the canal will be placed soon after the civil work for the roads gets done. We are hopeful of completing work before the pujas,” an engineer of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) said.The bailey bridge on Chetla Canal and the level-crossing will connect the southward extension of Alipore Avenue to Block G in New Alipore, from where it would move around 600 metres to connect with Humayun Kabir Sarani. It will help city-bound vehicles from Behala reach Raja Santosh Road.”Small vehicles from parts of Behala and even New Alipore will be directed down this new road during the morning rush hour. In the evening the flow may be reversed,” a senior official of Kolkata Police’s Traffic department said.last_img read more

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Category: eiulundiacdkojfp VIDEO Crazy dogs flip over a fence to get to the beach

first_img Advertisement It’s not breaking news that dogs love the beach. One eager dog in Australia took hitting the beach to another level when he was given the green light by his owners.All that stood between the mut and the waves was a measly little fence. The dog tried to hurdle it, but instead pulled off an incredible front flip. Of course he meant to do that.The vault scored a perfect 10 with all the judges, except for the Russians, who gave him a 5.Can’t. Stop. Watching. This.last_img

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