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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw PTSD Awareness Month

first_imgJune marks the month of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness; a condition which approximately 300,000 service members currently suffer from (RAND, 2008). PTSD is considered a silent, invisible injury that is common in wounded warriors who have been exposed to traumatic events while performing their military responsibilities.The Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD is challenging service professionals, families and services members to ‘Take the Step’ in raising PTSD awareness this month by offering a four-week informational guide to PTSD learning. Each week the center offers tools to understanding this invisible wound found in so many returning service members.Week 1: Learn about PTSDWeek 2: Challenge your BeliefsWeek 3: Explore OptionsWeek 4: Reach OutWhether you are a health care professional, family member or friend of a warrior who may be suffering from PTSD it is important to encourage public awareness and to provide assistance to those impacted by the condition.This post was uploaded by Rachel Brauner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Wounded Warrior Program and is part of a series of Military Family Caregiving posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw UK Launches Campaign to Encourage Indians to Apply for Visitor Visas Earlier

first_imgWith its annual “Beat the Peak” campaign, the United Kingdom is encouraging Indian visitors to make use of the post-dated visa offer of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), the British High Commission in New Delhi said in a statement on Jan. 19.The post-dated visa offer allows travelers to apply three months in advance and date their visa for when they wish to travel. It allows Indian visitors to the United Kingdom to start their visa on their intended date of travel. For instance, people who plan to travel in April can apply for their visas in January. This also helps to keep the full six-month validity for when they intend to travel.“2017 was a record breaking year for the UK-India relationship, with more Indians travelling to the UK than ever before. In the year ending September 2017 well over half a million visas were issued to Indian nationals and visit visas alone were up by 11% year-on-year,” Dominic Asquith, the British High Commissioner to India, said.Asquith added that thousands of Indians will travel to the United Kingdom in 2018 and can expect a quicker visa process if they apply up to three months early. This will help them beat the summer peak in April and May.Asquith launched the 2018 BEAT the peak campaign and is set to kick-start a range of activities led by the British High Commission. These activities aim to engage with the Indian tourist market and encourage them to visit Britain and apply early for their visa to do so.“UKVI will also be improving the application process during 2018, with new online forms and upgraded technology to make the experience smoother, easier and more customer-friendly,” said a statement.Apply for your UK Visa now and benefit from quieter Visa Application Centres and more available appointment slots outside of the peak period https://t.co/Hda6Z9Nhts. #BEATthepeak pic.twitter.com/j6eOqdoPLn— UK in India🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@UKinIndia) January 19, 2018The UKVI has also committed to extending the registered traveler service to Indian nationals. It is an optional membership scheme, which provides expedited crossing through the UK border. Registered travelers are entitled to use the European Economic Area (EEA) entry lanes, or if they hold an electronic passport, the e-Passport gates, and won’t need to routinely fill in a landing card.In August last year, Britain decided to do away with landing cards that visitors from non-European countries, including India, were required to fill. The decision was taken as part of UK Border Force’s digitization process for border controls, and also to increase passenger comfort and reduce costs.Tricia Warwick, the Interim Director of Visit Britain Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, said, “We want the UK to be a ‘must-go-now’ destination for visitors from India. Making it easy to travel here is an important part of our tourism offer. With our hotels, attractions and shops, all offering great value for Indian visitors right now, it is a great time to come to Britain.”According to the British High Commission in New Delhi, there are more UK visa application centers in India than in any other country. The 18th Visa Application Center in India was inaugurated by British Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis in Bengaluru on Nov. 7, 2017.The United Kingdom welcomed 3.1 million overseas visits in September 2017. Between July and September 2017, there were a record 11.0 million inbound visits to the United Kingdom, 4 per cent up on the same period last year, said data from Visit Britain. Related ItemsBritainTourismUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw FIFA Rankings: India stay put at 105, Germany crowned ‘Team of the year’

first_imgSunil Chhetri-led Indian national team retained their 105th spot in the latest FIFA rankings while Germany topped the table to be named the ‘Team of the year’ on Thursday.After jumping up two positions to the 105 in the FIFA rankings in October, India have only played out a 2-2 draw with Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, after they had already qualified for the Asian Cup in 2019.With 320 points, India retain their spot, having remained unbeaten for 13 matches.India’s last defeat came against Turkmenistan in the World Cup qualifiers in March 2016.The highest-ranked Asian team in the list are Iran on the 33rd spot with 798 points. After Iran, Japan and Korea Republic occupy the 57th and 60th place as the second and third-highest ranked Asian teams.On the other hand, Germany topped the list with 1602 points in a largely unchanged FIFA rankings, that reflects the fact that just 41 ‘A’ internationals have been played since the previous edition and that few of those involved teams at the top end of the table.Germany qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, having stayed unbeaten in 15 matches in 2017 and winning all the 10 qualifiers they played.Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium complete the top five, respectively.The bottom half of the top 10 is made by Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile.Last year Argentina were the ‘Team of the year’ whereas Belgium earned the title in 2015.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw East Bengal, Minerva might move court to try and stall matches vs Real Kashmir in Srinagar

first_imgWith uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has come under the cloud.The East Bengal match, earlier scheduled to be played on February 10, was postponed to February 28 owing to bad weather and ground conditions.Before Miverna Punjab FC asked for a change of venue or date in the light of the Pulwama terror attack, East Bengal club officials after their match against Shillong Lajong FC on Thursday, had appealed to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for either a change of date or venue.Now that Minerva have decided to take the legal route if the AIFF gives full points for the match to Real Kashmir instead of getting them to forfeit the match, East Bengal officials are also mulling the same line of action.”If three points are given to Real Kashmir for the match despite failing to provide security assurance, then we will appeal the decision and consider moving court for relief,” the club said in an official release.Debabrata Sarkar, an influential East Bengal club official, said: “When the state is facing so many problems and there is curfew, we do not understand why AIFF is so adamant about holding the match in Srinagar.”I don’t know what Minerva is going to do, but we may also think of going to court if the venue or date of the match is not changed.”advertisementIt is learnt that East Bengal have also appealed to the state federation and sought help of the state’s Sports Minister in this regard.As East Bengal and Real Kashmir are both title contenders, it will be interesting to see what step does the AIFF take regarding the match.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Minnesota United 2018 season preview

first_imgMLS Minnesota United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Ramirez Minnesota United MLS 03172017 Ron Chenoy MLS Minnesota United FC Following a rough debut season, the Loons will look for improvement in their sophomore MLS campaign It could have been worse. That seems to be the general sentiment surrounding Minnesota United’s expansion season of 2017. The Loons looked to be on their way to a historically awful campaign in the early going, but managed to turn things around enough to achieve, well, just a bad season. The honeymoon period has ended in Minnesota, though, and the Loons will be expected to improve in 2018, particularly given the extraordinary success of their expansion brethren Atlanta United.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Heading into the 2018 season Minnesota has changed very little on its roster, though, so new players will need to be brought in or existing players will have to improve to avoid a repeat of 2017. How did Minnesota perform in 2017?Miguel Almiron Vadim Demidov Atlanta United Minnesota United2017 finish: Ninth place in the Western Conference (10-18-6), missed the playoffs.The Loons conceded a remarkable 24 goals in their first seven games, leading to fears they could set a whole slew of unwanted records in their expansion season. Adrian Heath’s side did manage to turn things around with some lineup and roster adjustments as the season went on, but it was still far from a strong opening campaign.Minnesota’s key offseason lossesJohan Venegas, Minnesota UnitedMinnesota lost few significant pieces from its 2017 roster, with Johan Venegas being the biggest contributor to depart. The Costa Rica international joined Saprissa on loan after scoring two goals and adding five assists in a so-so 2017 season. Aside from Venegas, no Loons player with more than seven starts in 2017 has left the team. A few of the sporadic contributors departing include Jermaine Taylor, Ismaila Jome, Joseph Greenspan, Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas, all of whom saw their options declined. Minnesota’s key offseason additionsMatt LampsonJust like the previous section, this is an area lacking in significant names. MLS veteran Tyrone Mears will add defensive depth and midfielder Harrison Heath, the coach’s son, could be given a chance to impress after making just seven appearances in three MLS seasons so far. Frantz Pangop, an attacking midfielder, and defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, arrive from Cameroon as relative unknowns.Luiz Fernando arrives on loan from Fluminense, and the 22-year-old defensive midfielder should compete for minutes.Perhaps the most significant addition so far is goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who arrived via a trade from Chicago and should push Bobby Shuttleworth for the starting position.Full Minnesota roster entering 2018 seasonAbu Danladi Minnesota United MLSGoalkeepers: Alex Kapp, Matt Lampson, Bobby ShuttleworthDefenders: Michael Boxall, Marc Burch, Francisco Calvo, Vadim Demidov, Brent Kallman, Carter Manley, Tyrone Mears, Wyatt Omsberg, Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, Jerome ThiessonMidfielders: Ibson, Sam Cronin, Ethan Finlay, Xavier Gomez, Harrison Heath, Miguel Ibarra, Jose Leiton, Collin Martin, Kevin Molino, Sam Nicholson, Frantz Pangop, Rasmus Schuller, Collen WarnerForwards: Abu Danladi, Mason Toye, Christian RamirezMinnesota’s projected starting lineupMinnesota United projected XILampson and Shuttleworth appear to be evenly matched in the competition for the No. 1 goalkeeping spot, and both should have a chance to stake a claim for the starting position. The Loons’ back line struggled mightily last season, but Boxall established himself as the preferred partner for Calvo in the center of defense following his midseason arrival. Rookie Omsberg and new signing Owundi Eko’o could also push for minutes at center back. Nicholson and Finlay will begin the season as starters out wide, but Ibarra and Ibson should also be in the mix for playing time. Ibson could also move into the center should Adrian Heath opt for a more attacking option instead of the central midfield pairing of Warner and Cronin. New signing Luiz Fernando should also push Warner and Cronin for playing time. Ramirez is the undisputed top striker option, but Danladi’s promising rookie season means he’ll get plenty of looks in 2018, either playing alongside Ramirez in a two-striker system or as the top attacking option off the bench. Minnesota’s national TV coverageChristian Ramirez MLS Minnesota United 03122017Seattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNSporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Devereux Can Properly Outfit You Day to Night

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Do you have a typical customer?Will: No. When we started we had 30 to 35 to late forties pegged as our target market but we’ve really seen it go from 30 all the way up to 60 or 65. Our line is designed for a lot of people to wear. It’s for the modern gentleman that likes to travel and who’s always on the go.Where does the name come from?Will: Our grandmother. She’s 93 and still wears high heels to this day. She dolls up every day and it’s a tribute to her. She’s Titanic era and very proper, which influenced our tagline “Proper Threads Collection” as well.What’s next for the brand?Robert: Swimwear! I like hanging by pools and I live in Arizona where you learn you have to be by a pool so I’ve put a lot of time and development and research into swimwear. We’ve gone to Portugal and chased down the factories and fabric that the high-end designers are using there. It’s going to be the best swimwear you can desire but don’t want to pay that premium price for. We’ll offer cool, vibe-y swim trunks at an affordable price. We’re super stoked about getting the swimwear in later this summer.We’ll also be concentrating on woven shirts, button-downs and layering styles. We want to go into that lifestyle aspect and really portray who Will and I are. NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Editors’ Recommendations Launched in 2014 by brothers Robert and Will Brunner, Devereux is a rather effortless and easy-to-wear collection of men’s resort-inspired clothing that is as suitable for the golf course as it is for dinner out later that night. These “proper threads” for guys on the go have a very subtle fashion edge and feature quality soft-touch performance fabrics that are easy-care and made for movement.The two recently shared the story behind their growing lifestyle collection, which is sold in stores nationwide and directly online.What’s the story behind Devereux?Robert: I grew up in west Texas in Midland, Texas – oil country where you do what you are kind of expected to: follow the family, follow everything. So I did that. I went to the university, I got the degree in geology, moved back home to where I grew up and was doing oil and gas work and just kind of saw my life flash before my eyes. I always had a passion for clothing and wanted to immerse myself in that world so I applied to fashion school in Los Angeles and got accepted. So I went and it just kind of opened up a whole new world, adventure and journey for me – and my brother. While in school I had this idea. Golf is something that he and I share with our father. Dad is a big golfer so I wanted to stay true to him and how we grew up around the sport. I wanted to make apparel for that that was a little more subtle and not so flashy and vibrant.So Devereux is a golf line?Robert: It’s a resort line with the emphasis on golf. In this day and age you don’t want to be one thing. You’re a collection of things. And if you take golf for what it is you have these diehard golfers and we are not that. We’re more of your traveling golfers. If he and I want to go to Cabo for the weekend we will take our clubs and we will play one round over four days. We’ll have apparel for that but we’ll also have apparel for when we are at the resort, for the night, for the day and to swim. So it embodies all of the resort lifestyle: Everything from getting on the plane to that whole weekend to getting home. What sets Devereux apart?Will: We pay a lot of attention to detail. We don’t cut any corners and our fabrication is top-notch. We do a lot of blends so there is easy care for traveling. It’s a resort lifestyle line so with resort you are always traveling and always on the go so everything has easy care in it. Our design and fabrication is what really sets us apart – and bringing it to the market at a good price.What are your favorite pieces?Will: I’m a little more conservative than my brother and that’s the cool thing about our line. You can dress conservative or take it a little more street if you want to. My favorites are probably the Ford five-pocket pant. It’s a sateen finish and has a touch of Spandex in it so it has four-way stretch and easy care.For our polo shirts I would probably have to go with the Cameron. It is a jersey but the stripes are pique so it has a nice breathability to it. Then for outerwear would be our Preston which is a diamond knit with a suede outside pocket with horn buttons.Robert: My favorite piece right now is the Gravity pant. It’s influenced by streetwear but brought to the market for golf and movement throughout the day. It’s a performance fabric of Spandex/polyester/cotton that’s quick-dry, moisture-wicking, lightweight and breathable with a tapered leg, which I like because I like showing off my shoes. And it’s got a cool detail with a zipper cuff at the bottom.And I like the new slub hoodies that are lightweight and “throw and go” for every day. And I like the Andrew polo. It was one of my first designs and has a grosgrain placket for a little sophisticated detail. You can pair it with a blazer or casually dress it up so it has a lot of versatility. Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in Americalast_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Concordia Removal: No Threat to Environment So Far

first_imgThe operations to connect and tension the chains of three starboard sponsons on Concordia wreck are in progress, the salvage team added.The Concordia has emerged from the false sea bed of about 3 meters on average, specifically 2 meters in the bow area and 4 at the stern.Meanwhile tugboat Blizzard arrived in the area. With Resolve Earl, already on site, Blizzard will tow the wreck from the bow during transport.The Concordia is currently in position thanks to two other tugs, Garibaldo and Red Wolf on the east, which will be now joined by the Blizzard.The ship will be towed at low speed and escorted by other vessels, with equipment and specialized personnel, including a team of marine biology experts, ready to intervene should any problem arise.Press Release; July 17th, 2014 zoom Results of the water quality of the samples taken on the first day of the refloating of Concordia wreck, show no critical issues, the salvage team officials informed Wednesday.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw NPS Trust to hire consultant for performance review of PFs portfolio analysis

first_imgNew Delhi: The NPS Trust will rope-in business consultants to conduct a performance review of pension funds as well as portfolio analysis of schemes under the National Pension System. The NPS Trust was established by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for taking care of assets and funds under the NPS in the interest of the subscribers. In a request for proposal, the NPS Trust said it wants to appoint Business Review Consultant (BRC) to review the existing format for performance review of the pensions funds (PFs), review the performance of the PFs at prescribed intervals and to undertake their portfolio analysis. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”The appointed BRC will be required to undertake portfolio analysis of all schemes of NPS on quarterly basis and submit report to NPS Trust. The analysis shall identify the key portfolio risks. “The report shall highlight the stressed sectors and companies analyzing the existing market conditions,” the NPS Trust said. The Trust said the appointed BRC should complete the review of the current formants of the PFs and scheme-wise evaluation under the NPS within two months. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAmong others, the BRC will also be tasked to analyse rating distribution of the securities under NPS schemes as well as to identify fund’s credit quality and risks of a portfolio. Pension Fund is appointed by PFRDA to manage pension contribution of all subscribers under NPS through various schemes. There are in total eight fund managers engaged by the PFRDA: HDFC Pension Management, ICICI Prudential Pension Fund Management, Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund, LIC Pension Fund, Reliance Capital Pension Fund, SBI Pension Funds, UTI Retirement Solutions and Birla Sunlife Pension Management. The last date for submission of interest under of the proposal is July 24, 2019. The pension scheme came to effect from 1 January 2004 and in the initial phase covered new entrants to the central government services, excluding armed forces. However, the NPS is now applicable on employees of majority of state governments, central autonomous bodies and some state autonomous bodies. The scheme was extended to all other citizens of India between the age of 18-65 years on voluntary basis from May 2009. Private companies are also allowed enrol their employees under NPS either on mandatory or voluntary basis.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri Devis merger claim

first_imgPatna: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor Saturday dismissed Rabri Devi’s claim of he as an emissary of Nitish Kumar meeting her husband Lalu Prasad with a proposal to merge JD(U) and RJD which should declare its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the polls and dared RJD president to tell the media what transpired during their talks.Kishor, who is the national vice-president of the Janata Dal (United), also came down heavily on Prasad for making “false claims” and quipped “those convicted or facing charges of abuse of public office and misappropriation of funds are claiming to be the custodians of truth”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He threw a challenge to the RJD supremo to sit with him before the media and tell everybody what transpired during their meeting and “who offered what”. “Whenever @laluprasadrjd ji wants, he should sit with me before the media as it would let everybody know what transpired between me and him and who gave an offer to whom,” Kishor said in a tweet. Rabri Devi on Friday dropped a bombshell claiming that Kishor had met Prasad with the proposal that the RJD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) merge and the new entity thus formed declare its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIf Kishor denies having met Prasad with such a proposal, he is speaking a “blatant lie”, she said. “I got infuriated and asked him to go away as I had no trust left in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following his betrayal,” the RJD national vice-president, who is also the leader of the opposition in the state legislative council, said. Earlier, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that many times people on behalf of Nitish Kumar met him as well approached Congress with reconciliation proposals. Rabri Devi’s revelation coming close on heels of Prasad in his recently-published autobiography claiming that Kishor had met him as an emissary of Nitish Kumar with the proposal that the chief minister’s party be re-inducted into the Grand Alliance has stirred the political pot in Bihar.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Rwandas FM Says Time Has Come For Morocco to Return to

Rabat – Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo believes “the time has come” for Morocco to return to the African Union, which the kingdom left over thirty years ago to protest the admission of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as a member.The minister’s statement came during King Mohammed VI’s first full day in Kigali as part of a tour to Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. These three East African countries that have historically sided with the Algeria-backed SADR.“Morocco has been absent since 1984…For us, the time has come for Morocco to join its brothers and sisters again,” Mushikiwabo said to reporters. The Moroccan monarch chaired the signing of 19 bilateral agreements with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday regarding a variety of sectors: tourism, pharmaceuticals, banking and more.“Our Rwandan friends support us,” Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said, reflecting on the economic nature of the new agreements.“It is the overwhelming majority of African countries which support and applaud the return of Morocco in its corporate family.”Morocco officially filed a request to re-enter the African Union in September. Morocco’s move was has been supported by 28 countries, which submitted a motion to the organization, and called for the freezing Polisario’s membership in the AU.The king’s current tour will defend his country’s position to be reinstated in the pan-African organization and reinvigorate Rabat’s diplomatic ties to East Africa – a region that has been dominated by Algeria, which backs the separatist Polisario Front.King Mohammed VI previously said Morocco’s return to the AU – which requires approval through a vote within the union’s commission – did not mean the country backtracked on its territorial claims in the Western Sahara.Analysts believe Morocco’s return to the African Union will enable it to fight the Polisario and Algeria from within and thwart all their schemes to undermine Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara. read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Moroccans of the World Award Celebrates Successes of Moroccan Diaspora

Rabat – First Annual Moroccans of the World Awards kicked off on April 29 in Marrakech, showcasing the successful experiences of Moroccan immigrants who have managed to excel in their fields of expertise.Initiated by BM Magazine, the event aimed to shed light on Moroccans dispersed around the world and their achievements in several fields, namely sports, art and culture, scientific research, social and political life, and entrepreneurship, by granting award to five out of 15 selected Moroccan immigrantsThe event was presided by journalist and writer Maâti Kabbal, the cultural activities coordinator at the Institute of the Arab World (IMA). The jury included the former captain of the French rugby team, Abdellatif Benazzi, journalist and correspondent of the channel Al-Jazeera in Washington, Mohamed Alami, academic Mohamed Charef and the editor of BM Magazine, Amine Saad.The first award in the category “Art and culture” was won by French-Moroccan film director Kamal Hachkar. His first documentary, “Tinghir-Jerusalem: The Echoes of the Mellah”, has seen great success worldwide, dealing with the coexistence of Muslim and Jewish families in the Berber town of Tinghir, his natal town, during the French protectorate in Morocco.The controversy created by the documentary, which according to critics sought to normalize the relations between Israel and Morocco, has brought the issue of Morocco’s multiculturalism into public attention. The film received several awards, including Moroccan National Film Festival.The Trophy of the category “Company of the World” went to the Franco-Moroccan, Abdeslam Koulouh, engineer in arts and crafts.The entrepreneur created companies that operate in the fields of energy, maintenance, consulting and industry both in France and in Africa.The “Scientific Research Award” was given to Jamal Tazi, a researcher, professor of universities in Montpellier, and member of the University Institute of France from 2011 to 2015.He was chosen for his engagement in scientific research. The scientist has just developed a new drug to fight HIV and he is currently studying a mechanism in the control of gene expression.Rizlan Zouak, the first Moroccan judoka to represent the Kingdom at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, was given the “Sports Award”.The athlete who grew up in a family of wrestlers, is leading figure for female athletes in Morocco.“The Politics and Associative Life Award” the Trophy returned to Zakia Khattabi, a Belgian politician and president of the Belgian Green Party since 2014.The event also paid tribute to the Moroccan inventor Rachid Yazami, winner of the Draper Prize, the equivalent of Noble prize in the field of engineering.Yizmi expressed his pride of Moroccans living abroad , who have achieved success in overcoming the problems of integrating into their host countries.He explained that “Morocco is proud to have a community that participates in the development of the world.”He said that “everything can be achieved if we are armed with the will and the spirit of seriousness and action,” calling on young Moroccans to partake the world of research and innovation.Attended by several Moroccan figures living in and out of the country, the ceremony also included musical performances by Moroccan musicians and singers living abroad. read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Resident of Lankan camp in Tamil Nadu guilty of sexual abuse

The prosecution said that the old man harassed the girl in the camp in 2015. The girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the Nilakottai police, who, in turn, arrested and produced him before the court.Mahila Court Judge K. Karunanidhi also slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000. The Mahila Court in Tamil Nadu awarded three-year imprisonment to an 85-year-old man from a Sri Lankan refugee camp on the charge of sexually harassing a six-year-old girl in Batlagundu in the district, The Hindu newspaper reported.The convict was Pandi of Sri Lankan refugee camp in Pudhupatti near Batlagundu. read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Radhika in UN Factfinding Mission on Myanmar

Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) is a lawyer by training and a civil society member of the Constitutional Council, formerly the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (2003-2006) and the Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (1984-2006).She has worked as the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (1994-2003), and as Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (2006-2012).In 2014, Ms. Coomaraswamy was appointed by the Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as lead author on the Global Study on the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace and Security. (Colombo Gazette) The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli (El Salvador), announced today the appointment of Ms. Indira Jaising (India), Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Christopher Dominic Sidoti (Australia) to serve as the three members of the Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar. Ms. Jaising will serve as Chair of the three-person mission.On 24 March 2017, at its thirty-fourth session, the Council decided to urgently dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission, to be appointed by the President of the Council, to “establish facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State”. Through Human Rights Council resolution 34/22, the 47-member body mandated the members of the mission to look into, inter alia, allegations of arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, enforced disappearances, forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property. The mission members, who will serve in their personal capacities, are also mandated to carry out their work with a view to ensuring full accountability for the perpetrators of these acts and justice for the victims. The Council also encouraged the Government of Myanmar to fully cooperate with the fact-finding mission by making available the findings of their domestic investigations and by granting full, unrestricted and unmonitored access to all areas and interlocutors. The Council also stressed the need for the mission to be provided with all necessary resources and expertise necessary to carry out its mandate. The fact-finding mission is scheduled to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-sixth session in September this year and a full report at its thirty-seventh session in March 2018.The members of the Mission are expected to meet in Geneva in the coming weeks to plan their agenda and work for the months ahead. read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Some SLFP members say will say yes for noconfidence

Some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members say they will vote in support of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament today.Earlier SLFP member A.H.M Fowzie had said that the SLFP has decided to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion. However SLFP Ministers Dilan Perera and Lakshman Yapa Abeywardhana said that no such decision had been taken and that most SLFP members will vote for the no-confidence motion.The vote on the no-confidence motion will be taken later tonight (Wednesday). (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw GuineaBissau Security Council stresses early preparations for upcoming elections

The Council’s President, Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso of Colombia, said in a press statement that the members endorsed Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s appeal to organize a speedy election for the President and Vice-President of the country’s Supreme Court, “which will be a concrete manifestation of the Government’s commitment to the rule of law and respect for human rights.”They also appealed to the Government to ensure that the forthcoming legislative elections are conducted in a “transparent, fair and credible manner,” Ambassador Valdivieso said, adding that it is important that a new Constitution be promulgated “without delay.”In addition, Council members expressed concern at the serious economic situation in the country. “They call on the Government of Guinea-Bissau to take the necessary steps to facilitate a constructive dialogue with the international community and call on the latter to stand ready to provide assistance,” Ambassador Valdivieso said.Members were also concerned by information regarding the harassment of civilians by security forces, as well as the financial difficulties of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration programme, the Council President said.Earlier Wednesday, the Council heard a briefing by Mr. Stephens on the situation in Guinea-Bissau. read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Motherfunder Samuel L Jackson stars in video for Pennsylvaniabased maker of Kangol

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 16, 2015 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Motherfunder’: Samuel L. Jackson stars in video for Pennsylvania-based maker of Kangol hats LANCASTER, Pa. – Actor Samuel L. Jackson is starring in a crowdfunding campaign video for the Pennsylvania company that makes the Kangol hats he’s known for wearing.In the video, the famously foul-mouthed actor wears a T-shirt that says, “Motherfunder.”LNP reports (http://bit.ly/1TPKXTy ) Lancaster County-based Bollman Hat Co. wants to raise $100,000 to go toward moving production of its popular hats from China to its Adamstown headquarters.The move could cost at least $1 million. The company received $160,000 in state grants and tax credits in August. It has already spent $350,000 of its own money.Jackson is one of several celebrities, including Madonna and Brad Pitt, who wear the company’s Kangol wool cap called the “504.”Bollman president and CEO Don Rongione says Jackson agreed to do the video for free.___Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Brady Wilson named in Ireland side to face Faroes

first_imgRepublic of Ireland (v Faroe Islands): Westwood, Coleman, O’Shea, O’Dea, Wilson, Brady, Andrews, McCarthy, McGeady, Keane, Walters.Time up? Paddy Power suspend betting on Trapattoni exitFaroes boss expecting Irish backlash ROBBIE BRADY AND Marc Wilson will make their first competitive starts as the Republic of Ireland look to put their German nightmare behind them against the Faroe Islands.Brady created Ireland’s only goal, headed home by Andy Keogh in stoppage time, and the Manchester United youngster’s brief cameo was one of very few silver linings in a dismal 6-1 defeat last Friday.The 20-year-old is included by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in midfield, one of three changes made by the under-fire Italian for tomorrow evening’s World Cup qualifier in Torshavn.Stoke City defender Wilson is named at left-full in an otherwise unchanged back four, while captain Robbie Keane returns to win his 122nd international cap having shaken an Achilles’ injury which he aggravated in training last week.Keane sat out the defeat to Germany as a result but is fit again to lead the line alongside Jonathan Walters in Trapattoni’s 4-4-2 formation.last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Twitter Music is out Heres what you need to know

first_imgYou can download the app by clicking here (we couldn’t find it by searching from the App Store) or check out the web version here.LL Cool J’s new song “Accidental Racist” raises eyebrows>Google lets users decide what happens to their email after they die> AFTER A WEEK of rumours, it’s here: Twitter have released a new app called Twitter Music.It’s an app that aims to help music fans sort through the melée of Twitter by filtering tweets about particular artists and tracks, and tailoring them to the individual user.Ireland is one of only six countries where the iOS app is now available (the others are the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand). It’s not on Android yet, but you can access the web version at music.twitter.com.Here’s what it does – or claims to do.1. It shows you what’s trending on Twitter overallThis is basically a chart of the most-tweeted songs across Twitter (so obviously Psy is on top). You can listen to a snippet of each, or if you’ve got a Spotify or Rdio account you can hear the full track.You can also tweet songs directly from the app, obviously.2. It shows you what’s up-and-comingOr it claims to, anyway. The “Emerging” section offers “hidden talent found in the tweets” – but the blog post launching the app doesn’t give much away about how this works.3. It suggests music you might likeOnce you log in with your Twitter account, the app analyses the artists you follow and suggests others that may be similar. You can then listen to their tracks, follow them on Twitter, and see which other artists they follow from within the app.4. It shows you the music which people you follow are tweeting aboutThis seems to us like maybe the most useful aspect of the app: a handy roundup of tracks tweeted by the people you follow. If you’re following Twitter during the day but don’t have time to listen to music, it’s easy to miss new material. This could be a handy checking-in point for that.So, does it work?As far as we can tell on first listen, yes. The interface is slick and easy to navigate, and it seems a potentially useful filter for finding new music in the noise of Twitter.But you’ll need a paid-for Spotify or Rdio account to get the most out of it, at least on the app. (The web version should work with a free Spotify account.)And at the moment you can only search by artist, not by track or album.What are people saying about it?Well, initial reactions range from excitement: … to disappointment…… to moderate pleasure…… to surprise…… to confusion:last_img read more

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Category: gisolhusclqavyhw Surface priced between 300 and 800 according to Ballmer

first_imgWhen murmurs of a $199 Surface RT tablet hit the web recently, many couldn’t believe that Microsoft would go that low. Just as many felt the tablet would sell like gangbusters even for $100 more — and it now looks like that might be where the entry-level model will sit when it arrives next month. Will the Microsoft Surface RT actually sell for $299?Maybe, if CEO Steve Ballmer’s comments to the Seattle Times are an accurate indicator.Ballmer, of course, didn’t come right out and announce price points for Microsoft’s upcoming devices. But when Times reporter Janet Tu asked him whether the company would be competing with the iPad in terms of price or features, Ballmer offered an interesting response.First and foremost, he thinks the Surface is a competitive device in terms of features. Ballmer claims that many of the 7-inch tablets on the market are “chintzy” and “don’t look good.” He also doesn’t believe that consumers will use such tablets as productivity machines — whether that be banging out a homework assignment or polishing off a report for work. It’s put forward in such away to say “this is why the Surface isn’t going to sell for $199,” as the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 Best Price at Amazon do.The “sweet spot,” Ballmer says, is somewhere between $300 and $700 or $800 when it comes to the PC market. He may be referring to Windows laptop sales — there are certainly plenty of low-end laptops that sell well for around $300, and the hottest Ultrabooks on the market keep prices at $800 or below. On reveal day, Microsoft said that Surface would be “competitively priced,” but we’re still left wondering what with. Is it Windows laptops, meaning that a $299 starting price is a safe bet, or will the company pull up alongside the iPad 2 at $399 instead?So while we still don’t know exactly what the Surface tablets will cost, we’ve got a better idea about what Microsoft’s plans are. And we also know that we won’t be getting one for free, like those lucky Microsoft staffers did last week.More at Seattle Timeslast_img read more

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