Yogi waives farm loans up to Rs. 1 lakh

first_imgThe Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, at its first Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, announced its decision to waive farmers’ loans worth ₹30,729 crore, writing off all farm loans up to ₹1 lakh.The government will also settle around ₹6,000 crore of NPAs of seven lakh small and marginalised farmers, to whom the banks had stopped issuing loans, through a one-time paymentThe double decision, a major promise made as part of the BJP’s poll campaign, will benefit over 86 lakh small and marginalised farmers, who had taken loans until March 31, 2016. The total cost to the State exchequer will amount to ₹36,000 crore.Also Read  The decisions were passed in the first cabinet meeting called by the Chief Minister . Cabinet ministers Shrikant Sharma and Sidharth Nath Singh briefed the media about the decisions.The decisions are expected to be passed in the forthcoming Budget Session. Sidharth Nath Singh described the first cabinet meeting as the “beginning of the Sankalp Patr agenda implementation.”The government also said that all farmers having up to 5 acre land will be counted as small farmers, while those with 2.5-acre land will be categorized as marginalised farmers. Along with it, the State would also set up 5000 centres for wheat procurement and would start of by purchasing 40 lakh metric tonnes of wheat at a rate of Rs 10 per more than the minimum support price per quintal.The purchase will directly purchase the wheat on the basis of their Aadhar cars without the involvement of middlemen. A “Kisan Rahat Bond” will be introduced for raising money for the farm loan waiver.In its election manifesto, the BJP had reached out to the peasant community, promising waiver of crop loans for marginal farmers and loan with zero interest rate for marginal farmers.While BJP leaders celebrated the cabinet’s decision, opposition parties criticized the government’s decision to waive off loans up to Rs 1 lakh saying it deceived the poor and marginal farmers.SP president and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said by putting a Rs 1 lakh cap on the loan waiver, the BJP government had betrayed poor farmers.. “The promise was for a full loan waiver, not with a cap. Crores of farmers are feeling cheated due to the cap of Rs `1 lakh. This is betrayal of poor farmers,” Mr. Yadav tweeted.Randeep Surjewala, Congress spokesperson, said the loan waiver was “incomplete” and a “ardhsatya.”“Oont ke munh mein jeera, nahi hua vayda poora,” he said, claiming that the loan waiver step would not provide relief to the farmer or rescue them from the grip of debt.Mr. Surjewala argued that farmer loans in the State amounted to Rs 92,000 crore but the State had only waived off Rs 36000. Marginalised and small farmers would not be benefitted. “Out of the 2.33 crore farmers in UP, 2.15 crore are small and marginal farmers,” he said. Farm loan waiver, the first challenge for Adityanathlast_img

Analyst Names No. 1 Transfer Destination For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Win or lose, tonight will likely be the final game at Alabama for Jalen Hurts. Hurts stayed on this year as a backup to Tua Tagovailoa, but it has long been reported that he will seek a graduate transfer at the end of the season.Hurts will be a sought-after commodity on the transfer market this offseason. He’ll have a number of choices for his next destination, and Sports Illustrated’s Emily Caron named a few today.Caron’s No. 1 transfer destination for Hurts is Maryland. She cites his “relationship with new Terps head coach Mike Locksley, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year.”Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn and Miami are also mentioned.A five-minute guide to Jalen Hurts’s past, present and future https://t.co/mFtokKTc0B— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) January 7, 2019Locksley was hired as the head coach at Maryland on December 4. The Terps have gone through a number of options at quarterback the past two seasons, as injuries have hit the position hard.Hurts has played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide this year, throwing for 765 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s added 171 rushing yards and two scores.Hurts’ biggest performance came in the SEC Championship Game, when he replaced an injured Tagovailoa and led the Crimson Tide on a fourth-quarter comeback.last_img read more

Premier to Promote Investment Opportunities in Nova Scotia

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil will promote economic and investment opportunities in Nova Scotia during meetings in Calgary from Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 26. The premier’s agenda includes meetings with WestJet, companies in the energy sector and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. “We are pleased to see WestJet’s success with its new direct routes from Halifax to Paris and London,” said Premier McNeil.“Adding air connections opens up opportunities for economic benefits for our province through tourism, business travel, students and immigration.” Premier McNeil will also participate in a celebration marking WestJet’s 15 years of investment in Nova Scotia.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Montréal, July 4, 2019 – Just For Laughs, in association with Loto-Québec, is excited to announce new artists added to this year’s Festival lineup.GALA SHOWComedian, writer, producer and podcaster, Anthony Jeselnik has found success on both television and the live stage. He currently hosts the weekly Comedy Central podcast The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project opposite NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal. He was the creator and star of Comedy Central’s The Jeselnik Offensive, and has written and appeared on many Comedy Central Roasts, most notably The Roast of Donald Trump and The Roast of Charlie Sheen. He wrote for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has performed on many late-night shows. Jeselnik received praise for his hour-long special Thoughts and Prayers, which was released by Netflix in 2015. In 2019, he released his latest one-hour comedy special, Fire in the Maternity Ward, on Netflix which received rave reviews and critical praise.  He will next serve as host of the Comedy Central half-hour series Good Talk, which will premiere this Fall and will feature conversation, insight, and humor with well-known comics. The Anthony Jeselnik Gala will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Michael Che has established himself as one of the biggest comedy players working today. Che’s comedy uses humour to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as “a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.” Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer for the show. Prior to joining SNL, he was a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2016, he released his first hour-long stand-up special entitled Michael Che Matters on Netflix. Che has made numerous other television and film appearances. Most recently, he co-hosted the 70th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards on NBC. Che’s other appearances include Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central’s hit series @midnight, and as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever. Catch The Michael Che Gala will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:45 PM, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.COMEDYPRO IN CONVERSATION ABC Presents Kenya Barris and Anthony Anderson: A Conversation about black-ish. Join creator and executive producer, Kenya Barris and star and executive producer, Anthony Anderson as they discuss ABC’s critically-acclaimed hit comedy series black-ish. Funny, truthful and timely, the Peabody Award winning sitcom has bravely tackled contemporary issues with humor and heart; becoming one of the most popular and influential series on television along the way. Join us for a conversation with Kenya and Anthony about what inspired the series, how it has grown over the past five seasons, and what they have in store for the future. ABC presents Kenya Barris and Anthony Anderson: A Conversation about black-ish will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:45pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.HOSTS of NEW FACES ANNOUNCEDOne of the “must see” showcases of the festival, New Faces returns this year with “must see” hosts!Comedian, actor, and writer Pete Holmes will host New Faces Group 1 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00pm; and New Faces Group 2 at 9:30pm, both at Salle Ludger-Duvernay at Monument-National. Holmes will return to host New Faces: Unrepped on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9:30pm, at Salle Ludger-Duvernay at Monument-National.The inaugural New Faces: Canada will be hosted by comedian, writer and actor Ivan Decker on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00pm at Salle Ludger-Duvernay at Monument-National.Comedian, and YouTube personality Franchesca Ramsey will host the New Faces: Creators on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:30pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal, in the Grand Salon Opera.OUTDOOR FREE CONCERT! Beginning as a stand-up comedian in Chicago, Craig Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Just For Laughs Festival; and we’re delighted to welcome him back, this time to perform with his band, “The Nasty Delicious”! Robinson is best known for his role in NBC’s The Office, and movies including Knocked Up, This is the End, and The Hot Tub Time Machine Series. The Nasty Delicious formed in 2007, and has been rocking stages with Craig Robinson around the globe with their powerful fusion of electric funk, latin jazz, hard rock and soul. The members performing this evening include drummer Asa Watkins, guitarist David Sampson, bassist Brian Cockerham, saxophonists Lakecia Benjamin and Reggie Hines, trumpeter Wynston Byrd, and Craig’s younger brother and music director/keyboardist Chris “Rob” Robinson. All the members of the band have their own creative projects, and have also toured and recorded with countless legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Angie Stone, The Grateful Dead, Macy Gray, Anita Baker, and many, many more. The band has also been featured on Vh1’s Hip Hop Honors, Last Comic Standing, The Office, the Just For Laughs Festival and on the Hot Tub Time Machine soundtrack. This free, outdoor concert by Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious will be taking place on Saturday, July 27 at 9:15 PM at the main stage on the outdoor festival site. MORE PODCASTS RECORDED LIVE FROM MONTREAL!Recording live from Montreal this summer, The 500 Podcast with Josh Adam Meyers, and Starburns Audio presents The Patdown with Ms. Pat! Additionally, Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell’s Inside CONAN: An Important Hollywood Podcast will be featured as part of An Afternoon with Earwolf.TBS’ CONAN writers, Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink. Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything CONAN, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway. Come see them record Inside CONAN: An Important Hollywood Podcast live on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 4:00pm, in the Ovation Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.The 500 Podcast with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians. The 500 is the first Music Album Book Club representing the next decade of Josh’s life’s work, talking to creatives about the greatest recorded music in history. Bear witness to a live recording of Josh Adam Meyers’ The 500 Podcast on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30pm, in the Ovation Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.Join Ms. Pat and her co-hosts Chris Spangle and Deon Curry as they bring their hit podcast The Patdown with Ms. Pat to JFL! After appearing on podcasts hosted by Joe Rogan, Marc Maron, Ari Shaffir, Tom Segura, and Eddie Ifft, Ms. Pat decided to start her own. She explains what it is like to appear on a podcast and have her career pop. Ms. Pat discusses her career in stand-up comedy, writing her autobiography Rabbit, and shooting her ex-boyfriend. Come see this podcast on Friday, July 26 at 5:30PM in the Inspiration Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.OFF-JFL’s NEWLY ADDED SHOWSFortune Feimster first made a name for herself as a performer and writer on E’s Chelsea Lately. She has since appeared on Idiotsitter, Mulaney, Glee, Two Broke Girls, Workaholics, Drunk History, @midnight, and Life in Pieces.  Most notably recognized as series regular on NBC’s Champions, and as ‘Nurse Collette’ on Hulu’s The Mindy Project, she has performed stand-up on CONAN, Comedy Central’s @midnight, and has her own Comedy Central half hour special. Don’t miss Fortune Feimster when she performs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 10:00pm, at Katacombes.Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring headliner who was named one of Esquire Magazine’s “25 Comics to Watch” and one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch”. He will be bringing his one-man show, Happy Place to JFL, which is loosely based off his memoir Tragedy Plus Time. Cayton-Holland was plugging away in the world of stand-up, steadily climbing the comedy ladder, when the unthinkable happened: his little sister Lydia killed herself. His best friend, his earliest collaborator, the funniest person he knew, gone in an instant and he quit stand-up. Through time, plenty of therapy, and constant soul-searching, eventually Adam was able to put one foot in front of the other, to find joy in comedy again. Never shying away from the tough subject matter of mental illness, depression and suicide, Happy Place is a darkly funny exploration of going through the unimaginable, and learning to find your sense of humor again. Funny, sad, touching and real, it is a refreshing and honest look at the way life throws bad at you with the good, and the desperate struggle of trying to not drown under the weight of it all. Adam Cayton Holland’s Happy Place will take place Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:30pm at Le P’tit Impro.Comedian, actor Fahim Anwar is a former Boeing Engineer-turned-comedian with his stand-up special There’s No Business Like Showbusiness receiving rave reviews. The New York Times has called Fahim a “most promising future star” and his popular sketch show special with his comedy group Goatface, currently airs on Comedy Central. His additional TV credits include Drunk History, Carmichael Show and Superior Donuts, with film credits including Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Neighbours. Fahim Anwar will be performing on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 and Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00pm, at Le P’tit Impro.In this day and age if it were all heavy it wouldn’t be a comedy special, it would be a depression special, and Alonzo Bodden is very aware of this. That’s why he goes back and forth, from Heavy to Lightweight, because he knows we need a break from news in comedy. Police description might be “big, scary black guy” but he’s regularly on NPR. How scary could he be? He isn’t afraid to talk about topics like slavery, then cell phones, the #MeToo Movement then millennials, Kanye and Taco Bell and a little bit about Israel too. He likes to mix it up and he hopes you will join him for a laugh and a think or two. Come see Alonzo Bodden in his show, Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 8:30pm, and Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 7:00pm, both at Newspeak.Jay Pharoah, actor and standup comedian is best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions and characters honed during his six seasons as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. In 2015, he debuted his first stand-up comedy special, Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me? on Showtime. He has appeared in several films such as Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Top Five with Chris Rock, and had his own Showtime TV series White Famous. He’s voiced various roles in the animated series Family Guy, Bojack Horseman, Robot Chicken, and the upcoming Supermansion. Don’t miss Jay Pharoah when he performs on Thursday July 25, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00pm, at Katacombes.Garnering over 2 million views, Chris Fleming is most known for his YouTube series Gayle, in which he stars as the titular high-strung suburban mom Gayle Waters. He’s currently wrapping up a cross-country standup tour, with his rising popularity on YouTube with Gayle, and music videos like I’m Afraid to Talk to Men and monologues like Teens Who Drink Coffee. Catch Chris Fleming when he performs on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00pm, at Katacombes.Benito Skinner is a Brooklyn-based comedian who initially gained notoriety for his impressions and characters. He debuted his live comedy show as part of the New York Comedy Festival in 2018 to a sold-out crowd. His one-man show depicts his childhood and transformation from high school football star to viral sensation. This year, he took his show on the road with The Overcompensating Tour selling out multiple shows within hours all across the country. Don’t miss Benito Skinner when he performs on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11:30pm, at La Chapelle Theatre.Join comedians Jak Knight and Jordan Temple as they co-headline at OFF-JFL this summer. Don’t miss your chance to see two great comics packed into one show for double the laughs! Double Threat: Jak Knight and Jordan Temple will take place on Friday, July 26,2019 at 10:00pm at Le P’tit Impro.Pre-sale tickets will be available starting today, Thursday, July 4, 2019 as of 10:00 AM at www.hahaha.comTickets will be available to the public starting Friday, July 5,2019 at 10:00 AM www.hahaha.comLooking for the best way to experience the Just For Laughs Festival? Get a JFLMTL Pass! Passes available include: the JFL 2-Show Pass for $99.99, 3-Show Pass for $139.99 and 5-Show Pass for $215. Each pass includes one free ticket every day from July 24 to July 27 (some restrictions apply).The Just For Laughs Festival, in association with Loto-Québec, runs from July 10 – 28, 2019 in Montréal, Canada.Find us on social #JFLMTLFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughsThe Just For Laughs Festival would like to thank its public partners: Government of Canada, Gouvernement du Québec, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal, as well as their sponsors: Loto-Québec, Bell, Sleeman, Le Groupe Maurice, DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal, SiriusXM, Tim Hortons and La Capitale, for their support.For tickets by phone, online or in person:The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, hahaha.comAbout Just For LaughsFounded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 100 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, Amy Schumer, Danny Bhoy, and Family Guy Live! to name a few). The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, which will celebrate its 37th edition in 2019, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Russia claims IS based in Syria Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The country’s authorities confirmed that the explosions had been carried out by suicide bombers who were Sri Lankan nationals. The Russian Security Council representative noted the threats coming from militants sentenced for terrorist activity, as well as from the widows of terrorists that had been executed or killed in action.On April 21, a series of terrorist attacks, unprecedented in the country’s history, hit Sri Lanka. A total of eight explosions occurred in luxury hotels and churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa during Easter services.Three hundred and fifty-nine people had been reported dead, however, it was later revealed that medical agencies incorrectly overestimated the number of casualties. According to the latest reports, the attacks killed around 250 people. “These threats are also relevant to the European Union states, where several terrorist attacks have been carried out this year already in the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and France, which confirms the gravity of the statements made by leaders of international terrorist organizations on their commitment to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe,” the Russian security official noted.He added that the increased incidents of terrorist activity in the West lead to a reaction from right-wing radicals, as it happened in New Zealand, where several mosques were attacked in March. “In this regard, we cannot rule out the threats coming from extremists of various kinds.” The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Yuri Kokov said at the Tenth International Meeting of High-Level Representatives on Security Issues in the Russian city of Ufa, the TASS news agency reported.“Experts have estimated that these attacks [in Sri Lanka] have been prepared by the local supporters of the global jihad ideology, based on the IS foreign structures,” he said. According to Kokov, currently, the main centers of terrorist activity are the Middle East, Africa, South and South-East Asia. “In the past, IS militants called on its supporters to move to Iraq and Syria, however, now they offer them to stay and continue the jihad in their countries of residence,” he noted. “The practical organization of the explosions was set up by the members of a local radical group who returned to Sri Lanka after fighting on the side of the IS in Syria and Iraq.” read more

Thousands of Grey Cup tickets still up for grabs

Thousands of Grey Cup tickets still up for grabs by News Staff Posted Nov 18, 2014 8:44 pm MDT VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – There are still thousands of tickets available for the Grey Cup at BC Place.Jamie Pitblado with the Grey Cup Festival said the BC Lions being out of the playoffs has likely hurt sales.“We’re still seeing fans of football and people that want to be part of the experience that the Grey Cup is, but at the same time it’s now going to come down which teams are going to represent the East and the West in the championship game,” Pitblado said.He said it is not very often the Grey Cup is in Vancouver, where fans are usually treated to warmer weather than when the game is held in colder climates like in Calgary or Saskatoon. “For us that are in Vancouver in the marketplace, this Grey Cup probably won’t be here for another 7 to 9 years. So, it’s probably your last chance to be part of something so Canadian and unique.”The event usually sells out, but under 7,000 tickets still remain.The Grey Cup is November 30. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Grey Cup|tickets read more

Mosul UN mission calls for Iraqi unity behind Government forces fighting ISIL

In Bagdad, the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs, Gyorgy Busztin, said that “at this fateful juncture in Iraq’s history,” all Iraqis should unite behind their armed forces in the battle to free their fellow citizens from the Da’esh terrorists.“This liberation is an Iraqi operation backed by the entire international community, and the United Nations fully supports the Government of Iraq’s efforts to free its land from the terrorists and restore the rule of law over its territory,” he added.Mr. Busztin emphasised that every effort be made to ensure the protection of the civilian population from the effects of armed conflict and violence in accordance with the relevant principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.“The people of Mosul and Ninewa have already suffered tremendously. We are confident that the suffering and the humiliation of the millions who were forced to live under Da’esh’s reign of terror in the country will soon end,” he stated.Mr. Busztin said the liberation must be followed by genuine dialogue leading to an historic compromise among all components of Iraqi society in order to consolidate victory and ensure sustainable peace for the future.UNAMI is a political mission established by the UN Security Council at the request of the Iraqi Government. It has been on the ground ever since, with its role greatly expanded in 2007.Headed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq who is supported by two deputies, the Mission is mandated to advise and assist the Government and people of Iraq on a number of fronts, including advancing inclusive, political dialogue and national reconciliation, assisting in the electoral process and in the planning for a national census, facilitating regional dialogue between Iraq and its neighbours, and promoting the protection of human rights and judicial and legal reform. The mandate also tasks UNAMI with working with government partners and civil society to coordinate the humanitarian and development efforts of the UN agencies, funds and programmes. While UNAMI itself does not implement or deliver humanitarian and development programmes, it recognizes the critical importance of supporting the partnership and technical cooperation between the Government and the 20 UN agencies, funds and programmes operating in the country. read more

Mens Hockey No 17 Ohio State comes away with a win and

Ohio State junior forward Mason Jobst prepares for a face-off against Robert Morris on Oct. 27. The Buckeyes won 5-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternNo. 17 Ohio State (6-3-3, 1-3-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Connecticut (3-8-2, 2-4-1 Hockey East) 5-4 in a high-scoring battle in the first game of the men’s hockey weekend series Friday, then tied 1-1 in a goaltender showdown in the second game Saturday. Freshman goalie Tommy Nappier made his first Ohio State start in the opening game of the series and made 35 saves in the game.Game 1The Buckeyes lit up the Huskies for five goals in Game 1. The Buckeyes got up to an early 3-0 lead thanks to two first-period goals by senior forward Matthew Weis. Weis opened up the scoring with a goal 40 seconds into the first period off assists from sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski and junior defenseman Sasha Larocque.UConn got two back later in the second period off goals by senior forward Jesse Schwartz and senior forward Spencer Naas to bring the score to 3-2 going into the third period.Junior forward Mason Jobst scored his sixth goal of the season to give the Buckeyes a two-goal lead early in the frame, scoring on the man advantage, something Ohio State has struggled with this season. The Buckeyes went a strong 2-for-4 on the power play in Game 1, with junior forward Dakota Joshua scoring in the second period while a man up.The Huskies attempted a comeback and were given a great opportunity on a major penalty by senior forward Christian Lampasso, but Ohio State killed off the five-minute power play. UConn cut the lead to 5-4 on a late goal by junior forward Max Kalter with an empty net, but Ohio State held on for the tight victory.Game 2After the nine goals in the first game, only two found their way past redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo and sophomore goalie Adam Huska in a 1-1 draw. Romeo made 29 saves, including six crucial saves in the overtime period to preserve the tie. Huska made 24 saves.Both teams had numerous opportunities, as Ohio State had five chances on the power play and UConn had four. But neither team found the back of the net while on the man advantage.Laczynski tallied his third point of the series on a goal halfway through the third period that opened the scoring for Ohio State. Senior defenseman Janik Moser earned an assist on the play.The Huskies countered late in the third period and scored the equalizer with about three minutes to go on a shot by Schwartz for his second of the series.The lone goals on both sides of the ice were the only two goals in the game and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. UConn led in shots for the second game in a row 30-25.The Buckeyes have a bye week next week then travel to Ann Arbor for a rival conference matchup against Michigan. Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 7:30 on Nov. 25. read more

All social workers at councils where child sexual abuse able to flourish

Every social worker working for councils where child sexual abuse was able to “flourish” must be re-screened, a government-ordered inquiry has urged.Hundreds of children were sexually abused by “predatory” foster carers and residential home staff working across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire councils. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said sexualised behaviour by staff was “tolerated or overlooked” and, for decades, “vulnerable” children were subjected to repeated rapes as well as sexual and physical abuse.The IICSA said it had received around 350 complaints of sexual abuse from children who were under the councils’ care from the 1960s onwards.It marks the largest number of specific allegations of sexual abuse in a single investigation that the inquiry has considered to date. However, the panel concluded that the true number of victims was likely to be higher.  “We accept that the council made mistakes and should have done more to protect children from harm while they were in our care. It’s clear now that we should have closed Beechwood sooner and replaced it with the family-type homes we run today.“[…]Changes that have already happened both nationally and locally mean that children in our care today receive a standard of care that bears no resemblance to the past.” The panel published its findings today following 15 days of evidence at public hearings in October.The report made a series of recommendations as it called for all current staff to be screened and for both councils to offer their responses within six months.It concluded that both councils “should assess the potential risks posed by current and former foster carers” and said that any concerns should be flagged to the relevant body including the Disclosure and Barring Service, the local authority designated officer (LADO), the fostering panel and the police. In 2014 Samantha Morton, the Bafta and Golden Globe-winning actress has disclosed that she was sexually abused by residential care workers in children’s homes in Nottingham, where she described abuse as being “rife” within the children’s services. She was initially embarrassed but eventually told social workers, who did nothing. In an interview with The Guardian at the time, she said: “There was no support, no offer of counselling, no wanting to delve deeper … Maybe they just assumed I had been abused already, or was being, anyway.” Between the late 1970s and 2019, the report said 16 residential staff were convicted of sexual abuse of children in residential care. Ten foster carers were convicted of sexual abuse of their foster children.The panel said it was also aware of 12 convictions relating to the harmful sexual behaviour of children against other children in care.The inquiry heard about the notorious Beechwood Care Home, of which both male and female former residents described being routinely sexually abused by members of staff and being too afraid to report it.It added that the provision and consistency of support and counselling for victims “remains an issue”. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said sexualised behaviour by staff was “tolerated or overlooked” and, for decades, “vulnerable” children were subjected to repeated rapes as well as sexual and physical abuse.  Credit:NA/NA The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said sexualised behaviour by staff was "tolerated or overlooked” and, for decades, “vulnerable” children were subjected to repeated rapes as well as sexual and physical abuse.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Inquiry chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay said that for decades children “suffered appalling sexual and physical abuse, inflicted by those who should have nurtured and protected them”. “Despite decades of evidence and many reviews showing what needed to change, neither of the councils learnt from their mistakes, meaning that more children suffered unnecessarily.”In response, Colin Pettigrew, corporate director for children’s services at Nottinghamshire County Council, said “These terrible events took place, in some cases, many years ago and we know that the effects remain. We are committed to working with partners to ensure that appropriate support is available to all victims and survivors.“[…]Neither councils learned from their mistakes despite five decades of evidence of failure to protect children in care from the 1960s. Despite improvements, there continue to be weaknesses in foster care practice in both councils.“We are determined to do our utmost to ensure that children in the care of this council are as safe as they can be. And swift and effective measures are now in place to deal with any allegations of abuse of children in the care of this council.”Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, and Chief Executive Ian Curryer added: “We accept that the council let survivors down in the worst possible way, and for that and the ongoing impact that has had on your lives, we are truly sorry.  read more

Nintendo Switch V2 delivers a battery beatdown to the original Switch

first_img 1. For anyone looking to upgrade their #NintendoSwitch or get a #NintendoSwitchLite using a trade-in and transfer at a retail store, I just did it. Here’s how my transfer process went and what you should know BEFORE you head in to make the… Switch 😉 pic.twitter.com/RojIgWNHK2— ✨ ashley ✨ (@AshleyEsqueda) August 14, 2019 0 Dan Ackerman/CNET The Nintendo Switch Lite is still more than a month away, but there’s one new piece of Nintendo hardware you can get right now. The so-called V2 version of the dockable Switch has quietly made its way into stores, and some people are even trading in their original hardware for the new model.The difference between the two versions of the modular Switch is a processor upgrade that promises improved battery life (newer processors are often more power efficient than their predecessors). The new V2 battery claim from Nintendo is 4.5 to 9 hours, vs. 2.5 to 6.5 hours for the first-gen hardware. Both V2 and V1 Switches in hand, I ran a battery test on each. For this comparison, I ran non-stop video via the Switch’s YouTube app, with screen brightness at 100% and auto-brightness and sleep timers turned off. Note that V1 Switch used here has some mileage on it, but has been used almost exclusively docked. (What can I say? I’m a docker, not a hander.)Nintendo Switch V2: 4 hours 55 minutesNintendo Switch V1: 3 hours 30 minutes That’s a notable improvement, but is it worth selling or trading in your current Switch for a new one? I’d say it’s doubtful, especially as you’ll have to transfer game saves from one system to another, a process Nintendo complicates by deleting the data from the original Switch as part of the transfer process.My colleague Ashley Esqueda did just that, transferring her saves as part of a trade-in right at a retail store. She describes the process (and it’s a bit of a hassle) in great detail in this excellent Twitter thread.  Tags Computers Gaming Share your voice Post a comment I tried something different, transferring the saved content for a single game from the V1 Switch to the V2. By doing this, both Switch units can use the same account, but your saved game files are deleted from the original Switch when they get transferred to the new one. It’s also worth keeping track of which one is your primary Switch, which is an important designation Nintendo keeps track of. On your primary device, other user accounts on the same hardware can access your owned content. On a secondary device, only you can. If you’re convinced the Switch V2 is for you, just don’t go out and accidentally buy some old stock that’s still sitting on a store shelf. The only way I could find to tell the hardware apart is the model number stamped on the back. The original reads “HAC-001,” while V2 is “HAC-001 (-01).” But there’s also an easier way to tell the difference — the V2 Switch comes in a box with a red background on its front panel. But even if you just bought a V1 Switch, there’s hope, as Nintendo will swap out an original Switch purchased after July 17 for a new V2 model if you contact the company. See it at Best BuyDisclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Nintendolast_img read more

Fairbanks police bring in suspects for burglary robbery kidnapping and assault

first_imgSuspects involved in a Fairbanks burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault are in custody. According to a city press release, the incident began early Monday morning when a business in the railroad industrial area was burglarized, and a caretaker assaulted and bound.  The release said the suspects proceeded to burglarize several buildings, before fleeing with stolen property, including a vehicle and guns.Listen nowPolice say they were alerted by business employees, who arrived and called 911 around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The bound caretaker was found transported to the hospital.A police tactical team, and robot, as well as an Alaska State Trooper helicopter were among resources deployed in the response, which tracked suspects to a building at 310 First Avenue, early Monday afternoon. They say four suspects, including one who came out on the roof with a gun, were taken into custody.Sections of First Avenue and Wendell Street were closed down during the incidentlast_img read more

Drunken youngsters car rammed on to service road on

first_imgHyderabad: In an inebriated condition two youngsters by driving the car rashly on Tuesday night rammed onto the vehicles in service road at Medchal-Kompally National Highway 44. According to Petbasheerabad police, in the incident a woman who was travelling on a scooty seriously injured and lost her consciousness. Police with the help of locals rushed her to a private hospital in Suchitra circle. Doctors said her condition is critical. Immediately after the accident both youngsters absconded from the spot. In the incident four other bikes were also damaged and the vehicle owners escaped with minor injuries. By registering a case police are investigating.last_img read more

Netflix for Android update brings fast forward button

first_imgNetflix for Android update brings fast forward button by Martin Brinkmann on May 30, 2018 in Google Android – 3 commentsIf you happen to watch Netflix on your Android devices using the company’s official application, you may have noticed already that the application’s interface changed after the most recent update the company released to Google Play.The changelog lists a number of new features, the two big ones are the redesigned interface and the addition of a fast forward button to skip ahead when you activate it.The update is already available and you may have received it already if you have the Netflix application installed on an Android device.The playback interface of the Netflix application has been redone completely. You may remember that the old Netflix displayed some controls at the bottom of the screen and others at the top.The old Netflix app interfaceThe pause button, for example, was placed in the lower left corner of the screen which many users found to be a weird location for such an important option.The new interface moves the pause button to the center of the screen. It is flanked by the back and forward buttons which let you go back or forward in 10 second steps. The old Netflix application did not support a forward button; the back button was set to 30 second steps in the old application but Netflix changed that to 10 seconds with the update to offer finer controls.The new Netflix interface (via Android Police)The Episodes, and Audio & Subtitles, have been moved to the bottom of the application interface. There you find the new next episode button as well to jump directly to the next episode (if it is available).Another useful change is that Netflix added text to each button to make it clearer what they do. While you knew that after some sessions, it is easier if the buttons are labeled clearly in the application.The buttons themselves are bigger in the new version so that it is easier to tap the right one in the interface.Closing WordsI have to admit that I don’t watch Netflix on mobile devices as I prefer to watch shows or movies on a television. Netflix users who use the Android application are probably going to like the changes as it moves the interface more in line with other streaming applications out there.While the app does not support YouTube-like forward and backward options yet, getting a forward option at all is a step in the right direction.Now You: Do you use streaming apps on your mobile devices?Related articlesDownload shows with the Netflix app for WindowsHow to change the Netflix video quality on your computerHow to disable being included in tests and previews on NetflixHow to protect individual shows or movies on Netflix with a PINWatch Netflix in 1080p on Linux and unsupported browsersSummaryArticle NameNetflix for Android update brings fast forward buttonDescriptionIf you happen to watch Netflix on your Android devices using the company’s official application, you may have noticed already that the application’s interface changed after the most recent update the company released to Google Play.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineWatchmaker Hublot just announced a multi-year partnership with the Miami Heat. This partnership marks Hublot’s first team sponsorship in the United States and complements Hublot’s most recently acquired elite ambassador, Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.“Hublot is synonymous with creativity and innovation, making it a great fit for the Miami HEAT,” said Eric Woolworth, President of The HEAT Group’s Business Operations. “We are delighted to be in business with such an internationally renowned organization that places a premium on expert craftsmanship and attention to detail in all of their products.”“Becoming the official watch of Miami Heat is an immense privilege, of which I am particularly proud on behalf of Hublot. In signing this historic agreement in the basketball world, Hublot has once more boldly entered a professional sport through the front door. Hence this contract is a perfect complement to our commitments, especially in football (soccer) and Formula 1. In less than six months’ discussions and negotiations, Hublot has managed to become indisputably the best established watch-making brand in this sport, mega-hyped worldwide. Teaming up with the Miami Heat is an honor, and in particular our agreement with Dwyane Wade, forms a perfect extension,” said Jean-Claude Biver, the CEO of Hublot.The major component of its sponsorship of the Heat introduces Hublot as the presenting sponsor for the premium entrances at AmericanAirlines Arena including Gate 4 and both Flagship Lounges. In addition, the partnership designates Hublot as the official timekeeper of the Miami Heat including a game day countdown clock on heat.com and an official countdown to tip off prior to each Heat game via the courtside LED signage system at AmericanAirlines Arena.“This collaboration with the Miami HEAT and its foundation struck Hublot as completely logical. We had already established partnerships with Bode Miller and his Turtle Ridge Foundation, with the Instituto Ayrton Senna, Unicef and the Manchester United Foundation. Since, after all, sharing a passion for time also means making this time precious,” added Biver. Hublot has committed to helping the Heat raise a minimum of $750,000 over three years for various charitable activities.In February, Hublot announced that Heat co-captain Dwyane Wade joined the highly elite circle of Hublot ambassadors, all genuine living legends in their respective disciplines: Jet Li in martial arts and cinema, Diego Maradona and Manchester United in football (soccer), Maria Riesch, Bode Miller and Dario Cologna in skiing, Ayrton Senna’s family in Formula 1, and Facundo Pieres for polo.www.hublot.comlast_img read more

Leave it to Prada to give the ubiquitous tourist t

first_imgLeave it to Prada to give the ubiquitous tourist tee a much-needed makeover. With a new series of souvenir t-shirts, Prada pays homage to some of their most famous stores around the globe.The JWP Epicenter Project is a collection that depicts floor plans and storefronts from their highly popular flagships, including Aoyama in Tokyo, Broadway in New York, and Montenapoleone Uomo e Donna in the label’s native Milan. When screened onto their classic white jersey t-shirt, these unique prints bring new life to the wardrobe staple. Designed to remind wearers of a particular place in the their favorite locale, the t-shirts have enough style to earn them a permanent spot in any wardrobeÅ\even after the vacation’s over.Starting this month, find these tees in select stores, in sizes ranging from XXS to XXL so both men and women can showcase their preference for Prada. Visit www.prada.comlast_img read more

by Hillel Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2019 10:25 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Marlon James shares truths though the fantasy of new novel FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, author Marlon James poses with his book “A Brief History of Seven Killings” in London. Author of four novels, the 48-year-old James has made an art of “finding what would rather stay lost,” as he writes in his new work, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File) NEW YORK — Marlon James is in search of a definition.“Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, ‘monstrum. What does ‘monstrum’ mean?” the novelist asks, seated at a Brooklyn coffee house, briefly forgetting the meaning before looking it up in a novel he’s been reading. “Ah! ‘Monstrum is a divine messenger of catastrophe.’ A monster is a harbinger.”Author of four novels, notably the Booker Prize-winning “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” the 48-year-old James has made an art of “finding what would rather stay lost,” as he writes in his new work, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” He has unearthed monsters everywhere from a colonial era plantation to the house of Bob Marley. His current book is a fantastical vision of ancient Africa that has been likened to “Game of Thrones” and is the first of a planned “Dark Star” trilogy. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” features a hunter for hire named Tracker whose pursuit of a missing boy extends over 600 pages of warfare, sex, shape shifting and plotting in a landscape filled with monsters and witches and ever taller tales.The novel’s digressive path, with detours becoming main roads and main roads detours, mirrors the writing of it. A James novel is a work in progress to the very end. He might write hundreds of pages before one character’s voice so compels him that he starts all over. For “A Brief History,” he says, the first words he wrote ended up on page 458. For “Black Leopard,” he had planned a story of the fall of a royal house, and its mad queen. But once he “stumbled” upon the character he came to call “Tracker,” a new narrative was born.“Not every story appears to you ‘A to Z,’” he explains. “Sometimes Q shows up first.”James is deeply troubled by the world as it enters the third year of the Trump administration, but also considers himself a fortunate man, whether it’s being able to live openly gay or write at a time when a so-called “literary” author can freely take on fantasy or other genres. His novel, published this week, has been getting the kinds of reviews that prize judges remember. The Washington Post called it “an African fantasy as vibrant, complex and haunting as any Western mythology” and The New York Times predicted his characters would “take their place in the pantheon of memorable and fantastical superheroes.James’ editor at Riverhead Books, Jake Morrissey, cites the author’s “unwillingness to give the readers what they expect.” Every James book is a break from the previous one — he debuted with “John Crow’s Devil,” a 200-page parable (likely the shortest novel he will ever write and his only one told in the third person) about rival ministers in a 1950s Jamaican village; his second was the 400-page slave story “The Book of Night Women,” followed by “A Brief History,” his 700-page panorama of the attempted 1976 assassination of Marley. He sees “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” as a fitting testament for a moment which demands a close look at the past.“I’ve always thought we go back to the myths when we want answers,” he says. “If you look at Tolkien, ‘Lord of the Rings,’ this came after World War I, they’re trying to understand how human beings could have that depth of cruelty to other humans. … The only way they could process it is to bring in mythical beasts.”Victor LaValle, whose books range from the story collection “Slapboxing With Jesus” to the horror novel “The Changeling,” told The Associated Press in a recent email that genres such as horror and fantasy allow authors to “talk about the present in ways that are more illustrative that strict realism can often pull off. Sometimes you have to tell a story that’s bigger than life if you want to capture reality. Especially the reality we are all living in today.”James, a Kingston native who now divides his time between Brooklyn and Minneapolis, had tried to complete other novels before “John Crow’s Devil,” which was rejected by dozens of publishers but eventually taken on by Akashic Books. He remembers starting “Book of Night Women” in the third person( “Queen’s English,” he says) but found it “too stilted.” The novel’s eventual narrator, the child of a conflicted Jamaican slave named Lilith, had been “hiding out” in a previous chapter. “I started to wonder, ‘What’s her story?’” James says.His books reflect James’ quest for unearthing the raw desires — for power, for violence, for sex — that have lived unchanged for thousands of years, and an imagination he hopes can resist the aging process. He remembered being so compulsive a storyteller as a child that during English class one day he dashed off a Jamaican version of Cinderella, discovered by his teacher, who chastised Marlon before she actually read the story and changed her mind. He happily absorbed the Shakespeare plays and other classics his teachers required, but adds that no one could talk him out of his love for the novels of Jackie Collins. He remains the kind of man who might spend his spare time reading Thomas Aquinas, or comic books.“I resisted growing for a very long time,” he said. “I don’t think writers should grow up. You should grow up in terms of understanding people, especially women. But I think in terms of imagination you should never grow up. I always resented that it was a sign of maturity that I had to let go of fairies and fairy tales.”Hillel Italie, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UNSG historic opportunity for solution lost updated

first_imgA historic opportunity was missed in Crans-Montana, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in his much-awaited report on his good offices mission in Cyprus, noting that a strategic agreement for a solution to the Cyprus problem had largely been agreed at Crans-Montana but a breakthrough was not possible due to mistrust and a lack of political will.The report, dated September 28 and covering the period from May 2015 to August 2017, was advanced to members of the UN Security Council late on Friday.In his observations, Guterres said in his view “the essence of a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem is practically there”.“The parties had come close to reaching a strategic understanding on security and guarantees as well as on all other outstanding core elements of a comprehensive settlement,” Guterres said.“It is therefore my firm belief that a historic opportunity was missed in Crans-Montana.”The secretary-general stressed the importance of the necessary political will for the parties to reach a settlement, suggesting that this element had been missing in Crans-Montana.“Upon closing the Conference on Cyprus, I encouraged the sides to reflect on the way forward,” he said, adding that even if all the “core enablers” are in place, as they were in Crans-Montana, a deal will remain elusive without “political will, courage and determination, mutual trust and a readiness to take calculated risks”.Based on the above, the secretary-general reiterated his call to the leaders to continue such reflection “to determine if and when conditions will mature again for a meaningful process in the near future.”“I reaffirm the readiness of the United Nations to assist the sides should they jointly decide to engage in such a process with the necessary political will, in order to conclude the strategic agreement that was emerging in Crans-Montana,” the UN chief said.“I furthermore encourage them to seek ways to preserve the body of work that had been built throughout the process in the form of convergences and understandings accumulated in the course of the past two years.”On the way forward, Guterres suggested that in the future a strategic-level agreement on key outstanding issues should be pursued, with details to be worked out at the technical level later.“An early agreement at the strategic level would immediately provide each side with the needed reassurance that the overall settlement would contain those elements that are of key importance for each community and thus provide impetus for completion of the remaining technical details,” he argued.In the chapter entitled ‘Status of the process’, Guterres described the progress accomplished in all six chapters of the negotiations, including convergences and remaining open issues.Guterres stated regret over the fact that no additional crossing points have opened and the sides’ failure to implement earlier agreements on interconnectivity of electricity grids and the interoperability of mobile telephones, while urging the continuation of technical committee meetings.“I believe that it is important to continue the support of the United Nations to the work of the technical committees, particularly during this period of political uncertainty,” he said.“Because of the bi-communal nature of the technical committees, they have the potential to sustain the gains achieved so far in the Cyprus peace talks, and continue to contribute to the development of further confidence-building measures and peace-building efforts.”In his extensive presentation of the events at Crans Montana, which included an outline of his proposals, Guterres generally avoided recording details of what happened during the final dinner of the Conference and in his private meetings with the parties involved.The leaders at Crans-MontanaDespite differences in their opening positions and public rhetoric, the UN chief said he could see that the sides had all come to Switzerland “committed to seeking mutually acceptable solutions”.But despite a positive mood and constructive statements made during the opening day of the Conference, real progress quickly became hampered by the parties at one ‘table’ being reluctant to make compromises unless progress had been made at the other ‘table’, and vice versa.“In an effort to resolve this dilemma, on 30 June, I presented the parties with a framework for simultaneously resolving six major outstanding issues at both ‘tables’ as elements of a final package that, in my view, would lead to a comprehensive settlement,” he said, referring to the famous ‘Guterres framework’.He added that “by the end of the Conference, the sides had reached practically full agreement on the federal executive and effective participation”, while minor differences remained on equivalent treatment of Greek and Turkish nationals.He also recorded what was agreed on property and territorial issues and his proposals on security and guarantees.“I proposed that the parties identify solutions taking into account that the current system of guarantees, and in particular article four of the Treaty of Guarantee containing the unilateral right of intervention, was ‘unsustainable’,” he said.“I also suggested that a new system of security was needed for Cyprus, together with a credible framework for monitoring implementation of the agreement in which the current guarantors would play a role. On the question of the presence of Greek and Turkish troops in Cyprus, it was agreed that any outstanding issues regarding troops would best be addressed at the highest political level involving the Prime Ministers of the three guarantor powers.”On July 6 Guterres returned to Crans-Montana to help the parties reach a strategic understanding on the six issues. He noted it was only upon his return that some of the most essential elements were considered, but ultimately a strategic agreement seemed within reach.“During confidential bilateral meetings, key positions and indications of possible openings were put forward by relevant parties, particularly on the issues related to security and guarantees,” Guterres said.“It was underscored, however, repeatedly by several of the parties that these were to be taken as part of the overall package which I had presented. During a dinner for the heads of delegation, I shared my assessment that there was a broad understanding of the parameters of the potential strategic agreement. I also presented the parties with a draft of an implementation monitoring framework in the form of a non-paper for their consideration.”But however close it had seemed in substance, a deal proved elusive primarily due to a lack of trust and political will, Guterres said.“Regrettably, during the dinner, while the six elements of the package were largely available, the parties were unable to finalise a package and bridge remaining differences,” he wrote in his report.“While the parties were moving closer on substance, they remained far apart with respect to the necessary trust and determination to seek common ground through mutual accommodation, ultimately preventing them from reaching the broad outlines of a strategic understanding across the negotiating chapters which could have paved the way for the final settlement deal. Therefore, no agreement could be reached to convene the Prime Ministers. As a result, the parties concurred with my conclusion that the Conference would likely not achieve a result and should be closed.”The two leaders in Mont PelerinThe report also included details on the meetings in Mont Pelerin and the Conference on Cyprus convened in Geneva, on January 12, 2017.On the Mont Pelerin meetings, Guterres said that during the first round the leaders “secured a significant breakthrough” on land percentages in territorial adjustment but in the second round “failed to achieve further progress on territory, returning to the island with a clear perception that the process risked facing a serious stalemate.”Guterres also reported the decision of the Cyprus Parliament on the 1950 Enosis Referendum that caused a two-month hiatus in the talks, which he described as a “setback”.“The sides lost crucial time in the negotiations when they had gained significant momentum,” he said.“It also had a negative impact on the trust between the two leaders and their respective communities.”On the Geneva Conference on Cyprus, Guterres said it had set the parameters for solving security and guarantees.“The statement of the Conference on Cyprus of 12 January underscored the need for mutually acceptable solutions that address the concerns of both communities, with the overarching principle that the security of one community cannot come at the expense of the security of the other community,” he wrote.“It also established that the solutions envisaged needed to address both communities’ traditional security fears, while developing a security vision for the future. These parameters guided the work of the Group of Deputies of the Conference, which met one week later in Mont Pèlerin.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

July tourism revenue down 51 pct

first_imgCyprus’ revenue from tourism fell 5.1 per cent year-on-year in July, to €321.2 million, the statistical service said.In the same month, arrivals rose an annual 5.7 per cent to 381,955, Cystat said in a statement.Between January and July, revenue rose 6.1 per cent to €1.1 billion, compared with the respective period last year, mainly on a 17 per cent increase in June, Cystat said. You May LikeJerome's FurnitureInsider Tips to Make a Small Room Look BiggerJerome’s FurnitureUndoLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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