Naidu meets Rahul Opposition conclave in Delhi on May 21

first_imgNew Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed plans to hold a meeting of Opposition parties on May 21, two days ahead of Lok Sabha results to chalk out a post-poll alliance.Naidu met Gandhi before heading out to West Bengal to attend public rallies in support of the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state, sources said. In a brief meeting, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief is believed to have discussed the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) issue, the voting percentage in the recently held five-phase polling besides the Andhra Assembly election developments, the sources said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe sources said Naidu and Gandhi also discussed the post-poll scenario and more or less agreed to call a meeting of Opposition parties on May 21. Naidu will be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee apart from attending her rallies on Wednesday and Thursday. According to Naidu, there were only three possible scenarios. One- a Congress-led government, two- a government of regional leaders where Congress would support from outside, or a government where both Congress and regional parties would join. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenThe Andhra Pradesh CM was in Delhi to attend the Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed by the Opposition parties to review its judgment rejecting 50 per cent random physical verification of EVMs using VVPATs. The apex court dismissed the petition following which the parties again met the Election Commission to press their demand. With two more rounds of elections to go, opposition parties are planning to meet the President after the elections are over, to impress upon him not to call the single largest party to form the government in case of a split verdict, sources said.last_img read more

Concerns over northern land grab

The National Peace Council notes that shortly after the end of the war in May 2009 the government promised to resettle the hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in their original places of residence. This necessarily implied that private land would be restored to their rightful owners. This was one of the recommendations in the government-appointed Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. “The general practice in the country is that when the government wishes to take over large tracts of land for a public purpose it discusses this matter with the affected population and with their political representatives, and gives the necessary time for legal objections to be made through the judiciary.  We also note that the recommendations of the LLRC are completely opposite to the course of action that the government has embarked upon,” the National Peace Council said. The LLRC recommended that the government de-militarize the administration of the North as soon as possible and release private lands taken over by the security forces to the people.The National Peace Council believes that any decision that severely affects the lives of large numbers of people needs to be taken in consultation with the elected Provincial Council after it is constituted.“Therefore we urge the government to reconsider its decision to take over the vast extent of privately owned land in the North in the light of what the LLRC has recommended with a view to fostering national reconciliation in a manner that meets with international standards,” the National Peace Council said. (Colombo Gazette) It says the government move to take over the land of the war-affected people has caused agitation and panic amongst the thousands of affected people in over 24 villages who continue to be displaced and living in camps who now stand to lose their lands forever and given rise to disaffection amongst the majority of people living in the Northern Province. Concerns have been raised over moves by the government to acquire over 6381 acres of privately owned land in the Jaffna peninsula.The National Peace Council says it appears to be a hurried plan on the part of the government to acquire large extent of land prior to the establishment of a legitimate and popularly elected civilian administration for the formerly war-stricken Northern Province. “There is concern in the Northern polity that the purpose of this land acquisition is to change the demographic composition with settlers from outside being registered on the Northern electoral lists.  In Kokilai, Mullaitivu and adjoining villages such as Vannankulam, Uradikulam, Thaddamalaikkulam, Pannaiyandaukulam, Akkaraivelli, Vathamadu, Kamankulam, Amayankulam, there are media reports of 3000 such families being settled,” the National Peace Council said. read more

UN senior officials urge political focus in Mali efforts while aid agencies

“We should redouble our efforts to ensure that the political process, which is key to Mali’s stability in both the short and long term, is not overshadowed by the equally essential military operations underway,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the fourth meeting of the Follow-Up and Support Group on Mali held in the West African country’s capital, Bamako.Mr. Feltman spoke alongside the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel, Roman Prodi; Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa; Anthony Banbury, Assistant-Secretary-General for Field Support; David Gressly, Head of the United Nations Office in Mali (UNOM); Aurelien Agbenonci, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali and other senior officials. The meeting also included representatives from the African Union, European Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).In his remarks, Mr. Feltman also discussed the challenges ahead in the holding of presidential elections are tentatively scheduled for 7 July and legislative elections on 21 July.“We call on the international community to step in and provide timely financial and logistic support for the elections,” Mr. Feltman said, noting the UN is intensifying its efforts in support of preparations for “free, fair, transparent and credible polls” in keeping with international standards.“We hope that ongoing security operations as well as the appointment of the Commission for Dialogue and Reconciliation will help overcome these challenges and pave the way for inclusive and credible elections,” the UN political chief added.Mr. Feltman also noted that UN Security Council was expected to make decisions “soon” on the options presented in the latest report of the Secretary-General on Mali, which include the establishment of a possible UN peacekeeping mission in the country. Meanwhile, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today reiterated its appeal for $144 million to cover basic protection and assistance needs for Malian refugees and internally displaced people. “So far we have received only 32 per cent of this amount,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva. The funding would provide for the expansion and construction of transit centres, provision of supplementary and therapeutic food, shelters and other relief items, and delivery of basic services such as health care, water and sanitation and education, Mr. Edwards said.In addition to the 282,000 people displaced in Mali, there are more than 175,000 Malian refugees in surrounding countries – with 75,850 in Mauritania, over 49,000 in Burkina Faso, and some 50,000 in Niger.UNHCR expects an additional 45,500 refugees during the remainder of the year, based on existing rates of arrival. “Many recent arrivals are in worse condition than the refugees who arrived in 2012, requiring immediate relief and attention,” Mr. Edwards said quoting information from UN staff on the ground.He added that the situation is aggravated by prevailing food insecurity due to the ongoing drought and series of crop failures affecting the entire Sahel region, which includes Mali.Also today, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that it has a funding gap of 76 per cent or just over $20 million to meet emergency needs of Malians in 2013. UNICEF’s priorities in northern Mali over the coming months are to get more than 300,000 children back into classrooms after 15 months without school, as well as to prevent malnutrition and strengthen child protection systems, the agency’s spokesperson Marixie Mercado said in Geneva.“Most schools had been looted, and infra-structure damaged,” Ms. Mercado said. “Half of health facilities were not working. Water supply was poor and of poor quality. The vast majority of teachers and health workers were still not at their posts, especially outside of urban zones.”Education in Mali is also on the agenda in Washington DC. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Education, Gordon Brown, are hosting discussions on the sidelines of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund spring meeting to boost the quality and equality of education, focusing on Mali and seven other countries. read more

EPCUK opens new bulk mining and quarrying emulsions facility in Derbyshire UK

first_imgEPC-UK, a market leader within the UK commercial explosives and blasting services sector for mining and quarrying, has officially opened its new bulk emulsion facility at the company’s Rough Close Works site in Derbyshire. Designed to deliver the necessary infrastructure required to enhance the safety of the company’s emulsion manufacturing process, the state-of-the-art site – which is a result of the company’s biggest investment in 25 years – was formally unveiled by Olivier Obst, Chairman and CEO of the EPC Groupe. The bulk emulsion, otherwise known as Ammonium Nitrate Blasting Intermediate (ANIB), is the primary raw material in EPC-UK’s Blendex range of site-mixed bulk explosives and is used by the company’s ‘Rock-on-Ground’ service teams, as well as by its direct supply customers.The new facility has been created by adapting existing buildings to enable EPC-UK to house the process equipment and raw material storage vessels. Two new structures accommodate an Ammonium Nitrate silo, used at the beginning of the process and a final product silo at the other. A new steam and condensate line have also been installed whilst the access road to the plant has been widened and a new weighbridge installed. “As an Upper Tier COMAH site (Control of Major Accident Hazards), EPC-UK ensures that the production of its emulsion matrix meets the most stringent safety requirements and this new plant is built to the latest standards in order to be compliant with UK legislation, as well as meeting international and EPC Groupe standards.”“Using Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in accordance with BS EN 61511 (Functional Safety) to achieve the highest levels of safety, the facility provides a safer and more ergonomic working environment for both operations and maintenance personnel.  It is understood that it is the first emulsion plant to comply with the majority of the criteria cited. From a design perspective, significant attention has been paid to the facility’s ability to heighten safety with the incorporation of new control system displays, the variety of access and egress improvements and the colouring and labelling of process pipework.”Commenting on the importance of the new emulsion plant, Chris Barlow, Operations Manager at EPC-UK’s Rough Close Works operation, explains: “This is the largest investment the EPC Groupe has made in the UK for some years.  Not only is it allowing us to ensure stringent safety standards are adhered to, it is also enabling us to create a manufacturing process that is more efficient in terms of energy usage, reducing the company’s carbon footprint and production costs, whilst having the flexibility to vary production rates.”The plant’s combination of advanced infrastructure and innovative equipment also serve to improve production turnaround times, meet primary environmental targets to produce zero waste and provide an appropriate facility for EPC-UK to deliver enhanced levels of competence training. “By working to such exceptionally high levels within the emulsion plant, we are ensuring that EPC-UK’s emulsion production is truly ‘Best in Class’ for functional safety,” continues Barlow.Following the opening ceremony at Rough Close Works, special guests and employees of EPC-UK were given the opportunity to look around the new facility, understand its role and ask any questions they wished to be answered. “The opening was an extremely fitting start for our new facility, with Olivier Obst’s attendance demonstrating the importance of the site, not only to EPC-UK but also to the wider EPC Groupe,” concludes Barlow.last_img read more

618 kept in hospital over Christmas despite being cleared by docs

first_imgMORE THAN 600 patients have been cleared to leave hospital this Christmas – but can’t leave because alternative arrangements have not been put in place.More than 90 per cent of these people are elderly. Figures obtained by Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) show that 618 patients could remain in hospital over Christmas despite being cleared to leave by a senior doctor.It says that almost 90 per cent of these people are elderly patients over 65 who cannot leave as alternative arrangements have not been put in place.The HCCI said that according to the HSE’s own calculation “each night in a hospital bed costs between €800-900″. By the HSE’s own reckoning, this conservatively estimates the waste in excess of €525,000 per night or the equivalent of 25,000 hours of home care. HCCI said that the main reasons for the delay include people waiting for home help, a home care package, approval for nursing home care under the Fair Deal scheme, access to a rehabilitation facility, or equipment from the HSE.Michael Harty, chair of HCCI, described the figures as “shocking”, saying that the HSE “is wasting over €500,000 per night on delayed discharges” and that “this year’s public health spending will require an additional budget of €199m”.It suggested that the government “needs to act now to ensure that elderly, frail people can access appropriate funding and return home from hospital as soon as possible when they are fit do so”.HCCI recommend an end to the ring-fencing of one type of care over another and increased home care funding to enable faster discharge. It says this could save millions each year and free up much-needed resources to safeguard frontline services.“More importantly, it could also help elderly, dependent people to live longer at home and prevent unnecessary admission in the first place,” said HCCI.Read: Delayed discharges “cost the HSE €540,000 a night”>last_img read more

Apple deux nouveaux MacBook Air officiellement présentés

first_imgApple : deux nouveaux MacBook Air officiellement présentésÉtats-Unis – Apple a dévoilé ses nouveaux MacBook Air. Deux modèles très attendus de 11,6 et 13,3 pouces qui, selon le PDG d’Apple, allient les points forts de l’iPad et du MacBook Pro.Le nouveau MacBook Air de 11 pouces utilise un processeur Intel Core 2 Duo 1,4 GHz ou 1,6 GHz, 2 Go ou 4 Go de mémoire vive (au choix), une carte graphique Nvidia Geforce G 320M et un disque dur SSD dont la capacité peut varier entre 64 et 128 Go.À lire aussiPourquoi y a-t-il des barres sur les touches F, J et 5 du clavier ?Le modèle 13 pouces, lui, intègre un processeur Intel Core 2 Duo 1,86 GHz ou 2,13 GHz, les mêmes caractéristiques que son jumeau concernant la mémoire vive et la carte graphique et un disque dur SSD dont la capacité peut varier entre 128 et 256 Go.Les nouveaux MacBook Air ne sont pas destinés aux grands joueurs. Réservés à une utilisation bureautique et internet, la lecture de vidéo HD est aussi possible.Côté performances, les disques durs SDD autorisent une meilleure réactivité, moins de bruit et moins de consommation énergétique. Ainsi, la version 11 pouces totalise 5 heures d’autonomie et la 13 pouces, 7 heures, Wi-Fi activé.Le prix, lui, varie entre 999 à 1.299 dollars (environ 700 à 925 euros).Le 21 octobre 2010 à 11:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Gaming and tourism help drive Macau GDP growth in 2Q18

first_img APE completes new installation of Konami’s “Fortune Cup” at MGM Cotai RelatedPosts Load More Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling Macau’s gaming and tourism sector played a key role in driving Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the three months to 30 June 2018, which rose 6.0% year-on-year in real terms.The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) said that the GDP boost was due to the steady growth in exports of services and private consumption, despite growth slowing compared with the 9.2% increase in 1Q18. MGM Cotai ramp drives MGM China to 26% increase in net revenue in 2Q19 External demand was a key contributing factor, particularly from the exports of good which rose 30.0% and the exports of gaming services and tourism services, which increased by 13.7% and 13.0% respectively. Imports of goods increased by 10.0%.Private investment in fixed assets fell by 18.9% year-on-year due to the successive completion of large-scale tourism and entertainment facilities, including MGM COTAI, and residential buildings.For the first half of 2018, the economy of Macau grew by 7.6% year-on-year in real terms, with the exports of goods up 20.3%.Exports of gaming services and tourism services rose by 15.1% and 16.3% respectively over the six months to 30 June 2018.last_img read more

Officers body cameras capture them saving choking babys life

first_img“It felt scary because what if a car could have hit us, or I can’t pull over quick enough for us to, you know, reach her,” she said.However, the officers said they were just doing their job and they simply were in the right place at the right time.“Having kids, you never want that to happen to any person let alone a child that can’t do anything about it,” Oklander said.“We could have very easily backed up an officer on a different side of the city and we might have been there two or three minutes later, and when somebody is not breathing, two or three minutes is life or death,” Oklander said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WSVN) — Body cameras captured two officers in Shaker Heights, Ohio rushing to save a choking baby girl.Officers Ryan Sidders and Alex Oklander initially thought they were helping a disabled car when they responded to the scene Tuesday.“We pulled up behind the car, we saw a female exit the car and frantically run to the passenger side rear of the vehicle and appeared to be in some sort of distress,” Sidders said.However, when they realized the the woman’s 2-month-old daughter was choking, they jumped into action.“The baby had what seemed to be milk or something coming out of her mouth and or nose,” Oklander said. “That’s when we administered the back thrusts.”After multiple efforts, the officers were able to free the baby’s airway.The mother, Tamica Pruitte, said she was more than thankful for the officer’s help. last_img read more

IHE ends in Delhi

first_imgIndia International Hospitality Expo (IHE), which was recently held at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida became the most powerful networking forum by witnessing an astounding line up of trade discussions, knowledge sessions, master classes, awards night and more.This year, the event hosted more than 650 exhibitors from all over the world into the broad categories like Food & Kitchen Equipment; Furnishing, Lifestyle & Décor; to name a few Global brands also launched their latest products as part of the IHE platform. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPeople like Chef Manjit Gill, President IFCA; Chef Devender Kumar, President, ICF; Hari Dadoo, Fair President; and others contributed immensely for making IHE a bigger and successful event. With support from top industry bodies like Indian Angel Network HOTREMAI, ARCHII, PPFI, FSAI, ICF, IFCA, and FSSAI, and others, the show saw a new culinary height this year. IHE had a robust conference programme with top hospitality professionals as speakers, a series of Masterclasses by world-renowned chefs from India and abroad, wine sommelier training by a renowned Italian sommelier Luca Carmignani; a hospitality-inspired fashion show and an FSSAI conclave on Food Safety – IHE’ 19. Besides, a host of competitions in the food arena were also a part of the event. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWorld recognised CEO’s, GM’s and executive chefs of restaurants and hotel chain owners made for stellar panelists for conducting various knowledge sessions. This year the expo emphasised on Himachal Pradesh being the ‘Focus State’ with several events being organised by the Tourism Department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Tourism Development Corporation. International countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and others supported the expo by displaying an array of products and services from their region. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman IEML and Director-General EPCH said, “IHE 2019 concluded on a very satisfactory note. We had over 22,000 visitors from all parts of the country. We are thrilled to see the response from overseas.” Seeing this success and interest among the visitors, the next edition will take place from August 5 – 8, 2020, he informed. Hari Dadoo, President of the fair, said, “This edition of IHE was much more successful than last year. We plan to make the next edition much bigger and better.”last_img read more

Key Windows Tools Vulnerable to Hackers Researcher Disappears

first_imgThere’s a serious vulnerability in the Windows Task Scheduler, according to Twitter user SandboxEscaper (via The Register). Specifically, it resides in the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) interface, a Windows mechanism that helps a client process communicate with a server process.The vulnerability could allow hackers to gain administrative access on a Windows system.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 According to the mysterious researcher, who deleted his or her Twitter account soon after disclosing the vulnerability and declaring “I don’t [expletive] care about life anymore,” the flaw is known as an elevation-of-privilege bug.This means that if you download and run a malicious piece of software, it can gain access to privileges it shouldn’t have, such as those assigned to system administrators.CERT Coordination Center analyst Will Dormann confirmed that the vulnerability exists in a fully-patched Windows 10 system. He is “currently unaware of any workarounds.”MORE: Best Free Windows Antivirus SoftwareA Microsoft spokesperson told The Register that the company will “proactively update impacted devices as soon as possible.” The next scheduled Microsoft round of patches comes out on Sept. 11, so we will likely have to wait until  then.This isn’t the first time researchers have uncovered such a vulnerability in Windows systems. Just a few weeks ago, a group of Israeli security experts at the Black Hat security conference revealed an elevation-of-privilege vulnerability resulting from Cortana’s data retrieval process. Recent updates patched this flaw.And in June, the company released an update to Windows 365 to patch a similar bug in Microsoft Outlook.While unpatched vulnerabilities can be scary, remember that no one has actually exploited this flaw yet. 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Darwin showcases its unconventional assets

first_imgDarwin showcases its unconventional assetsThe NT Convention Bureau recently staged a four day Unconventional Darwin Showcase, attracting 20 business events planners from the association and corporate sectors, as well as Business Event planner specialists.  Similar Showcases will follow in Uluru in mid-October and in Alice Springs in early May 2018.The event highlighted Darwin’s status as a business centre of global significance, with its range of specialty sectors such as tropical and remote health, critical and emergency health care, mining, aquaculture and agribusiness.Technical tours included the renowned National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s warehouse facility and local not-for-profit organisation, Helping People Achieve.Diverse dining options available in Darwin for Business Events were showcased and included a casual welcome lunch at the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort as guests arrived from their interstate flights, which set the scene for the program.   A poolside lunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin also provided a taste of the relaxed informality and excellent cuisine for which Darwin has become renowned.Impressive dinners were held at Wharf One in the Waterfront Precinct and at iconic CBD crocodile attraction Crocosaurus Cove. The expansive lawns of SKYCITY Darwin played host to the final evening dinner, with a pre-dinner surprise display of outback horsemanship, working dog handling and award-winning country music delivered by the Katherine Outback Experience.   Fusion Exhibition and Hire Services created stunning table-top décor for both the Wharf One and SKYCITY Darwin dinners.The group also undertook a Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour near Humpty Doo, with young representatives from the local Adelaide and Mary River Region community providing fascinating insights into cultural traditions and protocols, as well as the skills required for spear-throwing and basket weaving.Rebecca Thompson, Sponsorship & Events Manager with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine talked about how much her perceptions of Darwin had changed as a result of the Darwin Showcase.“Visiting the NT this time, I’ve learned it’s about so much more than crocodiles! The cultural elements and artworks are everywhere! For an Australian, this is truly the place to experience Indigenous culture,” she said.The Showcase program included ‘NT Meets the Market’ business sessions at the Darwin Convention Centre, which enabled planners to meet in one-on-one appointments with 17 Darwin and Top End operators. They also heard from a range of speakers regarding why they should choose Darwin for their business events.Accommodation was hosted across three properties – Club Tropical, Hilton Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton, Darwin. Site inspections were also arranged of other Darwin residential meeting facilities including Oaks Elan Darwin, Vibe/Adina, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade and the adjacent Darwin Entertainment Centre.Source = NT Convention Bureaulast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2018 8:09 am PDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email An Emmy statue appears on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Latest: No time for Samira Wiley to process Emmys nomcenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on the nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which are being announced Thursday by in Los Angeles (all times local):11:30 a.m.Samira Wiley says she had no idea she would find out she was nominated for an Emmy Award while presenting the nominations Thursday morning.Wiley says her category, best guest actress in a drama series, wasn’t on the list of categories she and actor Ryan Eggold were to read. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington surprised Wiley with the news during the presentation.Wiley says she didn’t think she was going to have to process whether she was nominated at all in public. The actress’ nomination is one of 20 that “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned Thursday.After the presentation, Wiley moved straight to interviews, so she hadn’t yet had a chance to join a group text chain with her co-stars. She says the show’s bounty of nominations, up from 13 last year, feels like a “real graduation.”After a whirlwind morning, Wiley says she wants to take some time for herself to process the nomination, her second.Wiley says, “I’m going to take a moment today … to have a moment by myself and just reflect and think and be thankful.”___11 a.m.Globe-trotting food chronicler Anthony Bourdain has received several posthumous Emmy nominations on Thursday.Bourdain’s CNN series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” got six nods, including two personally for Bourdain as executive producer, host and writer. A seventh nod went to his “Explore Parts Unknown” on took his life in early June in eastern France, where he was working on an episode of his show. He was 61.Also a celebrated author, Bourdain was known for using culinary traditions as a storytelling tool to explore cultures around the globe.He won Emmy Awards from 2013 through 2016 for outstanding informational series or special for “Parts Unknown.”___10:20 a.m.Bill Hader says he was excited but exhausted when he heard the news Thursday morning that he was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series for HBO’s “Barry.”It wasn’t the only Emmys love for Hader, who on Thursday also received nominations for his writing and directing on the series, and for returning as guest host on his old show “Saturday Night Live.”Hader is in Toronto shooting “It 2” and says there’s no time to pop open champagne or party with his colleagues. He spoke to The Associated Press while eating breakfast before getting picked up for an all-night shoot on the horror sequel.He says the nominations for “Barry” feel especially good, since it’s the show’s first season and that he’s pleased for co-star Henry Winkler, who received a supporting actor nomination.___9:45 a.m.Sandra Oh has made Emmys history by becoming the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading actress in a drama series.Oh was nominated Thursday for her role in the BBC America series “Killing Eve” as a spy hunting a female assassin.The 46-year-old Canadian-born actress has five previous drama supporting actress nominations for “Grey’s Anatomy.”A study of the 2015-16 season released last year concluded that characters of Asian or Pacific Islander descent remain underrepresented on television, even on shows set in major cities.___9:20 a.m.Music stars in competition for Emmys this year include John Legend, Bruno Mars and Sara Bareilles.Legend and Bareilles each earned acting nods for their roles in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.” Mars earned a nomination for outstanding music direction for his first TV special, CBS’ “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo.”Legend, who has won several Grammys as well as an Oscar and a Tony, could become an EGOT if he takes home outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie.The term EGOT refers to someone who has won one of all the major awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are also on their way to EGOT status: The composing duo earned a nomination for outstanding original music and lyrics for “In the Market for a Miracle” from Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!”___9:10 a.m.The Emmy nominations for outstanding reality competition show have been announced. The nominees are: “The Amazing Race”; “American Ninja Warrior”; “Project Runway”; “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; “Top Chef”; “The Voice”.The field is identical to last year, when “The Voice” took home the Emmy statuette. “The Voice” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” tied for most nominations for a reality program with 10 apiece.The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.___9 a.m.HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has received the most nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, but the haul could not stop Netflix from becoming the most-nominated network atthis year.Netflix is the network received 112 nominations this year, up from 91 last year. Its nominations were spread around numerous shows, including “Stranger Things,” ”The Crown,” ”GLOW” and “Godless.”“Game of Thrones” received several supporting acting nominations, including for Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.___8:45 a.m.“Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids.HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards.It’s returning to face formidable competition: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honours last year, drew 20 bids, with “Westworld” close by with 21.Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is the top comedy with 16 bids. It will face newcomers including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Barry,” starring Bill Hader.The revival of “Roseanne,” cancelled because of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.“Saturday Night Live,” riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.The previous high for “Game of Thrones” was 24 nominations in 2015. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn’t eligible last year.The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.___8:40 a.m.The Emmy nominations for the top television drama and comedy series have been announced.The nominees for best drama series include: “The Americans,” ”The Crown,” Game of Thrones,” ”The Handmaid’s Tale,” ”Stranger Things,” This Is Us” and “Westworld.”The nominees for best comedy series include: “Atlanta,” ”Barry,” ”black-ish,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm,” ”GLOW,” ”The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” ”Silicon Valley” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”___8:35 a.m.The 2018 Emmy nominations for lead actors in a drama series have been announced.The nominees for best actor in a drama series include: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”; Ed Harris, “Westworld”; Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”; Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us” and Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld.The nominees for best actress in a drama series include: Claire Foy, “The Crown”; Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”; Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”; Keri Russell, “The Americans”; Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld.”___8:30 a.m.The nominees for lead actor in a limited series or movie include: Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”; Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose,” Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”; John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”; Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister (Black Mirror.)”___This story corrects Plemons’ last name.___8 a.m.The final preparations are being made for the 2018 Emmy nominations.Actors Samira Wiley of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Ryan Eggold, who starred in “The Blacklist,” will read this year’s nominees beginning at 8:25 a.m. PDT. About an hour before the nominations, Wiley, wearing a burgundy dress and gold heels, stepped out into the lobby of the television academy and snapped photos in front of a giant screen promoting the 70th annual Emmys.Dozens of journalists have cameras set up to record the announcement, which will be made on a giant stage decked out with four giant Emmy statuettes.Wiley is a possible nominee for “Handmaid’s Tale,” which won best drama series last year.The Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.___3 a.m.Blockbuster movies typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans grumbling, but TV’s top prize takes a different approach.When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced Thursday morning, popular series including HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Mom” are likely to be in the running.“Game of Thrones” is a two-time best drama series winner. It’s back in the running for honours for its next-to-last season after a production delay kept it out of the 2017 competition.Its biggest adversary is “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian drama that captured last year’s top series prize and acting awards for Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel among its eight wins.The Emmy Awards ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC.last_img read more

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been included Apart from the inclusions the goal will be kept by Savita and Rajani Etimarpu while Deep Grace Ekka Sunita Lakra Suman Devi Thoudam and Gurjit Kaur will man the defence The midfield will feature Namita Toppo Nikki Pradhan Monika Lilima Minz and Neha Goyal while Rani Vandana Katariya and Lalremsiami will feature in the forward line This will be the first assignment for new head coach Harendra Singh with the team and he would be looking towards a strong performance in Japan with qualification for next year’s Hockey women’s World Cup London 2018 being his top priority "We have a very good blend of youth and experience within our team which will help us in negating the tasks ahead of us at the women’s Asia Cup The team has played against higher ranked teams in the build-up to the tournament which has helped us in improving our game" "We have made several minors adjustments and improvements in our game so that we don’t repeat unforced errors in our play We will be aiming to win the women’s Asia Cup 2017 in order to qualify for next year’s World Cup" said Harendra Captain Rani too is confident that the team can perform up to its potential at the women’s Asia Cup "We have made improvements in our game wherever it was necessary I feel the team is playing well as a unit and there is a good sense of cohesion in our squad We are looking forward to performing well in Japan so that we can qualify for the World Cup" she said India have been placed in Pool A alongside China Malaysia and Singapore and will start their campaign against Singapore on October 28 Squad: Goalkeepers: Savita (vice-captain) Rajani Etimarpu Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka Sunita Lakra Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam Suman Devi Thokam Gurjit Kaur Midfielders: Nikki Pradhan Namita Toppo Monika Lilima Minz Neha Goyal Forwards: Rani Rampal (Captain) Vandana Katariya Lalremsiami Sonika Navneet Kaur Navjot Kaur The video shows Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Agent Joe Joswiak and Worthington Police Department Sgt Tim Gaul following Promvongsa’s vehicle Promvongsa is seen stopping his vehicle and Joswiak is shown stepping out of the squad car with a firearm yelling "Get the (expletive) out of the car (expletive)" Seconds later Joswiak can be seen violently forcing Promvongsa out of the car striking him several times until being subdued by the agent"I had no idea what was going on when I was approached and attacked by this officer" Promvongsa said in a statement released Thursday by the ACLU"I did not even have the opportunity to take off my seatbelt before I was literally blindsided with this unnecessary attack I immediately pulled over for the Worthington squad car and before I knew what was happening I was beat and ripped from my vehicle I know I am not the first person to have this type of traumatic experience with law enforcement in Worthington" Promvongsa addedAccording to police report of the incident an off-duty officer was parked at 9:30 am July 18 2016 when he saw Promvongsa driving 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AFP Starting today,IndiaSpendwill analyse the successes and failures of this scheme and the challenges it faces in a three-part series This first part analyses budget allocations to find that despite heightenedfarm unrest this year the government has set aside the least proportion of money for the scheme – 48 percent of the budget of the rural development ministry – in the three years since 2016-17 Reduced funding has resulted in 48 percent fewer projects getting completed over the six years to 2016 Although expenditure on wages now constitutes 73 percent of expenditure against the stipulated 60:40 wages-to-materials ratio under MGNREGS guidelines delays in wage payment are frequent as the second part will explore The final part will focus on how women in the state of Kerala have benefitted from MGNREGS and what lessons that holds for policymakers This investigation is part ofIndiaSpend’s series on the government’s performance on key flagship programmes in the run-up to the 2019 elections Inadequate funding “There is massive under-funding of [MGNREGS] by the Centre leading to dilution of the programme” Rajendran Narayanan assistant professor at the School of Liberal Studies at Azim Premji University (APU) toldIndiaSpend He said allocation for MGNREGS as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) has steadily fallen–in 2010-11 it was 053 percent of GDP and in 2017-18 042 percent Adjusting for inflation and percentage of GDP (13-17 percent) the allocation for 2017-18 should have been no less than Rs 71000 crore Narayanan said The actual allocation was Rs 48000 crore Making this Rs 48000 crore allocation the government had claimed it was the highest ever However the programme had accumulated arrears of close to Rs 11644 crore from the previous year that had to be paid Narayanan said adding that after taking out the arrears the allocation amounted to about Rs 36000 crore The allocation for the current year 2018-19 is no more than last year’srevised estimate(additional funds requested beyond the budget allocation to meet excess expenditure) of Rs 55000 crore As a proportion of the rural development ministry’s expenditure too MGNREGS spending is now the lowest in three years In 2012-13 the share of MGNREGS was 55 percent of the ministry’s allocation Since then it has dropped seven percentage points to 48 percent The central government is responsible for 96 percent of MGNREGS implementation costs as per the schemeguidelines: It pays the wages for unskilled and semi-skilled labour and up to three-fourths of the cost of materials used The state governments pay theunemployment allowanceand the remaining cost of materials An applicant is entitled to an unemployment allowance if they are not given work within 15 days of their application being received The allowance is at least one-fourth the wage rate for the first 30 days and not less than half the wage rate for the remaining period of the financial year Between 2012-13 and 2017-18 no more than 10 percent of households got 100 days of employment each fiscal year defeating the professedobjectiveof enhancing livelihood security in rural areas In 2017-18 the households provided100 daysof employment fell further by four percentage points to 6 percent compared with 2012-13 as per figures available on 28 April 2018 Source: MGNREGA Dashboard *Figures have been rounded off When MGNREGS expenditure overshoots the allocation by the central government state governments make up the shortfall which becomes a ‘pending liability’ for the Centre–the arrears mentioned above – thisbrieffrom Accountability Initiative explains The cumulativeliabilitiesuntil 2017-18 amounted to Rs 12601 crore twice the liabilities of Rs 6355 crore in 2015-16 Source: Accountability Initiative 2018 Accountability Initiative 2012 *Budget Estimate 2018-19 Assets created are useful but few projects get completed The scheme is designed to generate employment and create durable assets in rural areas With expenditure overshooting allocated budget asset creation has been affected largely due to payment delays “I do digging work mostly [under MGNREGS] I worked as a farm labourer before this” Lal toldIndiaSpendin November 2017 Since MGNREGS employs unskilled manual labour workers like him are often involved in digging-related works for soil conservation horticulture creation of sheds and farm ponds etc All such works fall under the natural resource management (NRM) component of MGNREGS which account for 100 of the 153 kinds ofprojectsthat can be undertaken under the scheme Of all NRM projects 71 are water-related works such as creating recharge wells water harvesting structures and check dams Thanks to NRM projects 78 percent of households reported an increase in the water table ranging from 30 percent in Muktsar in Punjab to 95 percent in Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh according to a 2017studyof 30 districts in 29 states conducted by the Institute of Economic Growth a think-tank Further 66 percent of households said there was more fodder available after water-conservation projects on public and private lands belonging to marginal and small farmers (farmerswho cultivate up to 25 acres and 5 acres of land respectively) Verification of 926 MGNREGS wells across six randomly selected districts in Jharkhand found that 60% of sanctioned MGNREGS wells were completed according to this May 2016Economic and Political Weeklyreport Nearly 95 percent of completed wells were being utilised for irrigation leading to a near tripling of agricultural income “Assets do get created on the lands of small and marginal farmers” APU’s Narayanan said “For example land leveling is something that a farmer can requisition from the gram panchayat It isn’t true that only large farm owners are benefiting from the scheme” However nearly 12 percent of all sanctioned wells were abandoned before completion reportedly due to payment-related issues the report said The scheme is designed so that material ratios are lower than labour or wage costs Avani Kapur director of Accountability Initiative toldIndiaSpend citing as examples works such as water conservation pond digging and tree plantation that require little material input “Programmes in which material costs are significant such as sanitation or housing are usually run as convergence programmes with existing schemes” she said The gram sabha (village council) selects the works to be undertaken in the panchayat and is expected to uphold the spirit of MGNREGS’ demand-driven approach Often this is not the case however “If asset creation becomes targets-based and top-down then one will hazard creating assets that are not useful” said Narayanan “How can somebody sitting in the state capital know or decide what is best for a gram panchayat that is far away” The law under which MGNREGS operates clearly intended a gram panchayat-led demand-driven scheme he added At the same time the quality of works has also been a cause for concern One of the fallouts of low fund allocation of late has been that the recommended labour-to-material ratio of60:40has not been maintained The percentage ofwater conservation and water harvestingprojects completed fell from 57 percent in 2009-10 to 25 percent in 2016-17 “Once you close a work officially it becomes very hard to reopen (you’ll have to get three types of sanction–technical administrative and financial) That is one reason for the percentage of works completed to remain low” said Reetika Khera an economics professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi The proportion of works completed has mostly remained below 50 percent through the 12 years of MGNREGS and has been falling in recent years In2016-17 work completed dropped nearly 13 percentage points to 274 percent from 156 percent the previous year The present allocation is unlikely to improve the situation Wages unpaid “They owe me Rs 6000 for the work I have done” said Sukhrani a 50-year-old woman who goes by one name sitting on acharpai(string bed) in her small unplastered home in Mavai village in Banda district She said two people in her family have enrolled under MGNREGS “It’s been two months we haven’t been able to afford milk We scrounge and borrow to feed ourselves We don’t even have slippers” she said “Sometimes we sell or rent parts of our field” Delays in wage payment have been a constant throughout MGNREGS implementation Theguidelinesrecommend that wages be paid within 15 days of closing of the ‘muster roll’ the attendance register for a site However a recentstudyby Azim Premji University has found that 78 percent of payments were not made on time and as many as 45 percent payments did not include compensation for delayed payment as per guidelines Governmentdatashow the percentage of wages unpaid increased from 635 percent in February 2018 to 855 percent in March 2018 to 99 percent in April 2018 which part two of this series will explore in greater detail This is the first of a three-part series on the successes and failures of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Next:Despite ‘Record’ Allocation 59% MGNREGS Wages Due Remained Unpaid In April 2018 (This story has been produced in partnership withKhabar Lahariya? against Everton and Burnley respectively. read more

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