HALIFAX – (NSElxn)Nova Scotia New Democrats are promising to bring in $15-a-day child care beginning next year if they win the May 30 provincial election.Party leader Gary Burrill also said his party would provide free child care to families whose net income is less than $30,000 annually and create 400 new spaces across the province.Burrill says average monthly fees for licenced care currently are in the range of $825 for a toddler and $781 for a pre-schooler, and parents need more assistance.He says the program would lead to the creation of about 800 jobs either as a result of the direct hiring of child care workers or as a result of parents being able to work.(The Canadian Press)—(NSElxn-NDP-Candidate)Inappropriate, sexist and homophobic language left lingering on the Internet is exacting a toll on the list of political hopefuls in Nova Scotia’s election, with a third candidate forced to withdraw Tuesday.The Tories sent out a terse news release noting that its candidate for Dartmouth South, Jad Cmogorac, was being dropped because of her social media postings.Her postings included an off-colour date rape joke.The withdrawal came a day after CTV News published excerpts from the Bullpen website of Dartmouth East candidate Bill McEwen, a youthful prospect for the NDP in a riding that appeared to be a hard-fought contest.(The Canadian Press)—(Tories-Nurses)Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives are promising to hire 22 new nurse practitioners.They say the new hires will give 13,000 Nova Scotians access to the highly trained medical professionalsTory Leader Jamie Baillie says the nurse practioners will cost $3 million over four years, and the promise comes on top of the $6 million the Liberals announced for new collaborative care teams.Baillie says he is dedicated to improving access to health care services in the province.(The Canadian Press)—(NSElxn-Bears)The Tory candidate for Inverness is calling on the Department of Natural Resources to protect two orphaned bear cubs from being euthanized.Allan MacMaster says the bear cubs were found Monday trying to hide in a wooded area in Inverness County after the mother bear died.He says in an open letter to the department’s deputy minister that there is overwhelming support to change the province’s current policy on rehabilitation for bears in this type of situation.Later Tuesday, the department said both cubs have been placed in wildlife parks and will not be euthanized.(The Canadian Press)—(N.S. Election Roundup by The Canadian Press)
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“Around the world, millions of people, usually women and children, are trapped in a modern form of slavery called human trafficking,” Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said at the launch of the handbook.Trafficking in persons is a form of slavery, a human rights violation that constitutes a crime against the individual and the State, and it must be punished by legislative means, UNODC said in a news release.“Twenty-first century abolitionists are now needed to enact laws and take measures to set victims of trafficking free and stamp out a crime that shames us all,” stressed Mr. Costa, as he called on parliamentarians to put an end to human trafficking at the 120th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Addis Ababa.According to a UNODC report published in February, based on information provided by 155 Member States, two out of every five countries covered by the report have yet to convict anyone on trafficking charges. Although no UNODC figures are available for the number of trafficking victims worldwide, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that two million people become enslaved annually. UNODC reported that only one victim out of every 100 trafficking cases is rescued, and at present there are 22,500 cases of people being recovered worldwide. Also, nearly 80 per cent of reported trafficking comprises sexual exploitation, but sweatshops and child exploitation are also prevalent.“Combating Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook for Parliamentarians” – created in collaboration with IPU – contains a compilation of international laws and good practices developed to combat human trafficking, and offers guidance on how national legislation can be brought in line with international standards.The handbook not only outlines measures to prevent the crime but also to prosecute offenders and to protect victims, and includes advice on how to report on human trafficking and how to enlist civil society in the cause. 7 April 2009The United Nations today launched a manual for parliamentarians across the world aimed at helping lawmakers end the global scourge of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
1 July 2011The United Nations human rights mission to Yemen is gaining access to protesters and opposition leaders, has the cooperation of the Government and is generally “going well,” the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported today. “The OHCHR mission to Yemen is going well so far with cooperation from the Government, which has allowed our team full access,” Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the office, told a news briefing in Geneva. The team of three experts flew to Yemen on Monday and is expected to return on 6 July. “The team met the Vice-President in Sana’a [the capital] as well as opposition leaders, NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and protesters in Sana’a and Taiz. They have conducted interviews, collected documents and visited the two key protest locations in Sana’a where anti-Government and pro-Government protesters have been gathering,” Mr. Colville said. “The Government informed our team about the process they are undertaking to restart political dialogue,” he said. The group visited two hospitals that were looted amid violence in late May, and are due to visit prisons and speak to internally displaced persons (IDPs), he said. Yemen is one of many countries across North Africa and the Middle East where members of the public have held large-scale protests this year calling for greater democracy and freedoms.
Being Big Ten Freshman of the Year might satisfy most — but not William Buford.The Toledo native is determined to make his name known and has been working to become a better player in the offseason.Buford had an opportunity last season to get more minutes after an injury ended the season for junior David Lighty. Even with Lighty back this season, Buford still figures prominently in the Buckeyes’ plans for the season.For Buford, it is important to apply what he learned as an inexperienced freshman to his play this year.“I learned a lot from last season coming into this year,” Buford said, “but probably the most important thing would be to play hard; to leave everything on the floor every second that I am out there.”His play last season sparked the Buckeyes offensively. Buford takes pride in being a scorer, and the Buckeyes often relied on him to take the pressure of scoring off of junior Evan Turner.Buford knows scoring is important, but it’s not all that is expected from him.“I think my role is to score for one,” Buford said. “I’ll do whatever it is my team needs, though, whether it’s rebounds or steals. I’d like to get more steals, though, that’s one thing for sure.”With a year of experience, Buford said being more vocal is something he wants to do this season. He said everyone on the team talks and helps each other, but he is more willing to point out a mistake or correct a teammate because he wants to make everyone around him better.Scoring might be what everyone expects from Buford, but the potential starter used the offseason to improve all facets of his game.“I worked hard to try and improve my ball handling,” Buford said. “I worked on all aspects of my game, especially defense. I’ve really been trying to work on everything to get my game better.”Buford averaged 11.3 points per game with a .361 percentage from behind the arc. His offensive game has always been his strong suit, but Buford said he will try to continue improving in this area.His teammates know how versatile he can be, and that defenses will have to account for Buford’s scoring ability. “He’s doing what he does best, and that’s scoring the ball. That’s really what Will does,” Lighty said. “He’s grown in the aspect of knowing the offense and being able to execute better when he gets his opportunity. I think he has worked hard to be a better complete player, with his defense and everything.”Lighty said opponents will have to start planning more for Buford this season by putting a stable defender on him.Turner, who had a breakout season his sophomore year, expects much of the same from the talented Buford in his second year.“I’ve just always thought Will was good,” Turner said. “I’ve always thought Will was a lot better than teams give him credit for, and this is going to be a big year where teams will have to respect him more. He is a big-time player. He has a nice shot, and his ability to score is crazy. “Last year teams would just throw a decent defender on him like he wasn’t an all American or Mr. Basketball of Ohio. This year teams will have to throw a top defender on him.”
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. If you are not relaxed you are not going to be any use to your babyProfessor Dieter Wolke, University of Warwick Whether it’s Nelson at Trafalgar, the charge of Light Brigade or Gordon at the siege of Khartoum, a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity is widely lauded as the ultimate British virtue.According to scientists, however, Britons abandon such phlegmatism when they become parents and in turn cause their babies to cry more than almost any others in the world.A new worldwide survey of babies has found that only Canadian babies spend more time crying than the British, with experts blaming over-anxious parents as the cause. Danish parents are more likely to let their baby ‘self-sooth’Credit:PA Researchers at Warwick University analysed data on almost 8,700 infants to assess how upsetting babies in different countries find their first 12 weeks of life.With the exception of Canada, babies in the UK cried longer than those anywhere else in the industrialised world, in stark contrast to their counterparts in Denmark and Germany, where crying levels were the lowest.The authors of the study, which is published in the Journal of Pediatrics, say German and Danish parents are more relaxed about their babies and are more likely to wait a minute or two after crying starts before picking them up.British parents, however, spend less time holding their infants overall, but are quicker to snatch them up when they show signs of distress, possibly entrenching their propensity to sound off.The differences in parenting approach may account for the 28 per cent of UK infants suffering from colic, defined as crying for more than three hours a day for at least three days a week, behind only Canada at 34 per cent and ahead of Italy at 21 per cent.Colic rates in Denmark and Germany, by contrast, were 6 and 7 per cent respectively. Professor Dieter Wolke, who led the research, said: “German and Danish parents are much less likely to get worked up and they will wait a little bit before they intervene to see if the baby can self-sooth.“They don’t get all worried about it.”Across all the countries examined for the survey, babies cried for an average of two hours per day in the first two weeks after birth.Crying peaked at about two hours and 15 minutes each day at six weeks of age, before gradually reducing to an average of one hour and 10 minutes.Previous research has indicated that around 40 per cent of infant crying is inconsolable, and Professor Wolke said many new mothers and fathers are unduly stressed by some “unscientific” parenting books which offer bogus solutions.Concern in Britain over crying babies costed the NHS an estimated £70 million each year, he said, with stressed-out parents less more likely to reinforce a pattern of crying.“It’s the same principal as going on a plane,” he said.“You are told to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others.“If you are not relaxed you are not going to be any use to your baby.”But he added that adult well-being surveys consistently put Denmark as one of the happiest countries in the world and that Danish babies may enjoy some “genetic bias” whereby they cry less.“The new chart of normal fuss/cry amounts in babies across industrialised countries will help health care professions to reassure parents whether a baby is crying within the normal expected range in the first three months or shows excessive crying which may require further evaluation and extra support for the parents,” he said.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Saturday night at the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival. My cousins and I had to queue for 20 minutes at the Cypriot kitchen to get sheftalies (Cypriot sausages) with patates (chips) mixed in with feta and spices. Yum. There were people everywhere. Lots of smoke from all the meat that was cooking – chicken, lamb, you name it – it was on the spit. I try not to miss the yearly festival because there’s nothing like the Greeks getting it on: food, dance, food, dance, food and food (did I mention food?). This year I made my way down to not only get my food but to see Glykeria. She was flown in to sing to us migrants at the Lonsdale Street Festival. The main stage was set up on the corner of Lonsdale and Russel. I really love how the festival just shuts down that part of the city. There’s something really symbolic about that for me, making not only our presence but our contribution to this great land we call Australia (our home) felt, known, and shared with all cultures who want a taste. When Glykeria came out and started singing my cousins and I got crammed trying to get closer to the stage. A guy yelled out to us to go around the corner on the other side of the Greek Centre and we all just sprinted in the other direction, through the laneway, through QV and around the corner. There were heaps less people on that side. I was pretty happy about that! Once I got some breathing space though I noticed the demographic of the crowd: there was a grandmother up on a table outside Goodies dancing, holding out her cane in the air and rocking it. But there were also many people from my generation, and all ages in between. I was amazed when a grandmother with a walker was pushing through the crowd to get to the front. For those of you who don’t know, Glykeria is a famous pop folk singer from Greece and is in her 60s. So while it makes sense that the oldies are there, it made me think about why I was there and singing along with all the oldies. While I was thinking this an old man started singing with me and we started singing to each other. He told he came to Australia in 1974 after the war in Cyprus. In between songs he said “be young, live your life, do everything!” I wasn’t born in Greece and have only been twice for holidays. I have spent all my life in Australia. So one might ask why I love music by Glykeria? Why is it that on my computer under the folder ‘Greek’, along with old techno Greek tunes from my days of dancing at Billboards (The Venue), are very old pop folk artists like Glykeria, Papazoglou and Dalaras?I actually grew up with those artists. In fact, many children of migrants did. It was probably the first music we ever heard. My parents would play their music repeatedly in the car when I was young. So this became the music of my childhood. And they didn’t really move on from that music. Just like they clung to their norms and traditions, so too did they to their music. This music holds memories but it holds a lot more than that. It holds nostalgia, our parents’ nostalgia, for their homeland and everything they left behind. So when I sing those songs, those are the emotions I connect with. That’s why I felt that it was really special that I was rocking it with the oldies. That’s why when my friends in Cyprus think it’s funny that I like those artists, and that I am kind of embarrassed that I am not more up-to-date with the latest Greek music, that I can understand why that is. I am forever encased in a bubble, the migrant experience. And that’s the way it is. So I’ll keep rocking it with the oldies, probably until I am an oldie myself. And that’s my story. Maybe that’s why Glykeria started crying when she started singing Cloudy Sunday. Koraly Dimitriadis is a poet, writer, author, film and theatre maker. www.koralydimitriadis.com www.facebook.com/koralydimitriadis www.twitter.com/koralyd
Une faille critique du Bureau à distance sur WindowsUne vulnérabilité importante a été détectée sur le Bureau à distance des systèmes d’exploitation de Microsoft et pourrait attirer des attaquants potentiels.Microsoft a livré son Patch Tuesday du mois de mars 2012, qui corrige six des sept failles constatées par les développeurs de Windows, laissant de côté une seule d’entre elles considérées comme non prioritaire. Pourtant, une autre vulnérabilité, bien plus grave, est apparue. Elle concerne tous les systèmes d’exploitation Windows, et en particulier le Bureau à distance (RDP : Remote Desktop Protocol). Microsoft n’a pas voulu ébruiter cette information, car elle envisage la possibilité d’une attaque massive dans les 30 prochains jours, explique Generation NT.Les experts estiment que la faille a le potentiel nécessaire pour participer à la propagation d’un virus informatique, même si, il faut souligner, le RDP est quand même désactivé par défaut. La vulnérabilité “peut permettre l’exécution de code à distance si un attaquant envoie une séquence de paquets RDP, spécialement conçus, à un système affecté”, indique ainsi Microsoft. Une mise à jour corrective va être lancée dans les plus brefs délais, mais en attendant, une mesure temporaire peut être appliquée via un Fix-it qui ajoute une couche de sécurité supplémentaire. Le 15 mars 2012 à 12:45 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target Gamers being gamers, over time they’ve cultivated a stigma surrounding mobile games, that they aren’t as “real” as games on PC, console, or even dedicated gaming handhelds. As someone who spent five years covering mobile games almost exclusively, I’ll be the first one to tell you the space has some Problems, mostly revolving around free-to-play mechanics (which are now also infecting AAA console games). But it’s foolish to deny the loads of awesome games, from fun casual puzzlers to deep strategy RPGs, you can play on your phone or tablet.Serious gaming demands serious hardware, and one of our favorite makers of serious gaming hardware is Razer. You may know Razer from its PCs and console gaming peripherals like awesome laptops, headsets, and controllers. But when the company purchased smartphone manufacturer Nextbit earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before Razer expanded into the mobile market. And that time is now. We recently got to check out the upcoming, gamer-friendly, Razer Phone.Some specs for Razer Phone leaked out not too long ago, but here’s what the device officially packs, including some phone firsts. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. A whopping 8GB of RAM. 64GB of storage and microSD card support. A custom version of Android Nougat 7.1.1. A 5.72-inch 1440p IGZO LCD screen. 12MP rear cameras and a 8MP front camera. A beefy 4000 mAh QuickCharge battery. And speakers so loud we want to use this phone as our dedicated DropMix machine.So what does all that mean in practice? Well take for example the screen’s powerful variable refresh. It can go up to 120hz making for some of the smoothest Twitter scrolling I’ve ever experienced, and that’s cool for games too I guess. But the refresh is also smart enough to under throttle itself down to 20hz when the phone is idle to save power. In fact, you can customize loads of aspects, from resolution to frame rate to clock speed, to prioritize battery or performance. It’s like a gaming PC.The PC comparisons don’t stop there though. For mobile games that support it, which is all games by default unless the developers choose otherwise, they can run with smoother uncapped framerates thanks to the power of Razer Phone. Our demo units even had a frame counter so we could see this in action. Combined with the “Ultramotion” 120hz display, we compared this feature to Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.The Razer Phone is also just a nice physical product. I’m not a fan of big phones, but the thin black-and-grey rectangle still felt very sleek and fairly comfortable for one-handed casual play. Most of Razer’s product shots also show folks holding the phone sideways and tapping with both thumbs, again treating it like a serious mobile gaming device and maybe even a Nintendo Switch competitor. There will be limited versions of the phone with the trademark green snake Razer logo that’d be nice and visible when held this way. But unfortunately and inexplicably there’s no headphone jack, just USB-C.So what does it feel like to actually play games on Razer Phone? Pretty good! I played some more portable Prompto in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, and the experience seemed better than my time playing the game on a tablet at New York Comic Con. Other games Razer is working with include popular MOBA Arena of Valor, shooter Shadowgun Legends, and strategy spin-off Titanfall: Assault. Meanwhile, Pokemon GO already runs with an uncapped frame rate so it should see improvements on Razer Phone right from the start. And truly no phone can deliver a more hardcore Animal Crossing Pocket Camp experience.My biggest question going into this Razer Phone reveal was who is it for. A “gamer smartphone” sounds like an oxymoron these days considering how much the mobile gaming market favors casual free-to-play money traps. Even if you look at the biggest, most competitive, money-making, eSports-esque mobile games, would they and their audiences really get that much more from an ultra-powerful phone?But when you look at Razer Phone’s specs and $699 price point, you realize it’s pretty much in line with other high-end Android phones. The smattering of gamer features and Razer name are really about giving the phone a distinct identity in a sea of competitors more than anything else, and if there’s one thing gamers and smartphones enthusiasts both obsess over it’s cultivating personal identity through tech.Razer Phone launches November 17 but you can pre-order it right now. In America you can pick it up through Amazon or the Razer store while in Europe you can get it thanks to Three. Get Razer Phone over the iPhone X and not only will you up your mobile gaming experience but you’ll get to keep your face, too.View as: One Page Slides1/51. 2. 3. 4. 5. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingFinally, Razer Is Making a Gamer Toaster
QUESTION OF THE DAYWILL SOLO SANDENG APPEAR IN COURT TODAY?Foroyaa will go to court today to find out whether Solo Sandeng will appear in court. The information of his demise is still being investigated. We’ve been covering the mortuaries to find out whether he is taken there as required by law for anybody who dies in custody.As for Alahagie Ceesay, his friends do not appear worried of his disappearance. We only hope that wherever he may be, he should, if he has really escaped, communicate with the media for his own sake.
Singapore’s budget airline Scoot is currently increasing its presence in India’s domestic aviation sector. The long-haul budget arm of Singapore Airlines has launched its operations in Jaipur as its third destination.Scoot started its India operations in May this year when it launched flight to Amritsar and Chennai with a Boeing 787 plane. The airline will fly to Jaipur three times a week, which would increase to four from this month end, Press Trust of India reported.”We are excited to welcome an international airline like Scoot as it opens new avenues for the public in Jaipur to fly to popular destinations. This will go a long way in boosting trade and tourism for the city making it more prominent on the world map,” Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan was quoted as saying by the agency.Other subsidiaries’ SilkAir and Tigerair also fly to India.”We are a very young airline, just four years old, but have always been interested in the Indian market. Last year, when aircraft deliveries started coming in, we have been eyeing Indian market. We started the ground work early last year to commence operations here,” Bharath Mahadevan, country head of Scoot airlines had said in a statement in May.The airline hopes to double its operations in terms of cities by 2017.In May 2014, parent company Singapore Airlines (Asia’s biggest carrier by market value) spent $319 million in buying stock in Scoot Pte, Bloomberg reported.
Holy Shab-e-Meraj is being observed in the country tonight (Wednesday night) with due religious fervor, reports UNB.On 27th of Arabic month of Rajab every year, the Muslims observe the Shab-e-Meraj, the night when Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) embarked on a special journey to meet Allah.In the journey, the Prophet travelled on the “Buraq” to Heaven where Allah gave him some instructions to take back to the faithful regarding the details of prayers.Muslim devotees are offering special prayers at mosques and homes seeking blessings of Allah for the welfare of the entire nation and the Muslim Ummah.
‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting…Casio G-SHOCK Unveils ‘Akira’-Inspired ‘Neo Tokyo̵… Stay on target There isn’t one way to describe anime makeup. There’s so much room for creativity and the beauty of it is that people can be whoever they want to be, whether it’s a Disney princess, Erza Scarlet, or Sailor Moon.Over the past few years, anime makeup has grown in popularity, as major culture conventions, including Anime Expo and New York Comic Con, attract attendees that take the cosplay look to the next level. According to Cosplay Calamity statistics, almost 67 percent of cosplayers prefer to dress up as anime characters. Plus, 50.7 percent of respondents said an anime character was their first cosplay costume.With the anime makeup boom, there are so many ways to rock a favorite character. A good introduction to anime makeup might be a subtle gorgeous eye or lightly highlighted skin, For the ultimate fantasy complexion, there are creepy-colored contacts, hair extensions, and special effects (FX) products.But, where do you find beauty inspiration for all things anime? YouTube could be a good starting point. The digital platform is home to thousands of anime makeup tutorials for all ages and levels. From Diabolik Lovers to Hatsune Miku, you’ll find step-by-step guides on how to transform yourself into these cool characters.To get you started, we’ve rounded up the most extreme anime makeup tutorials on YouTube. Spoiler alert: You’ll witness unbelievable before and after photos for each video.Female Kaneki Cosplay Makeup TutorialTake the creep factor up to the next level with this Tokyo Ghoul makeup tutorial.Chibiusa/Chibi Moon Anime Makeup TutorialRemember Chibiusa from the Sailor Moon magna series? You can now get your pink on in less than 15 minutes.Ayato Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers) Makeup TutorialTwins? We think so. We can’t tell the difference between the cartoon and this YouTuber.Ichigo Vasto Lorde – Bleach – Anime Makeup TutorialIchigo Vasto Lorde is here to haunt your dreams. We’ll just admire the face paint and horns for our cosplay dreams.Cotton Candy Princess Makeup TutorialThis YouTuber gives major Candyland vibes with her Cotton Candy Princess tutorial.Hatsune Miku MakeupMichelle Phan, an American makeup artist, transforms herself into the coolest J-pop singer in this easy step-by-step video.Beauty and the Beast – Belle Anime Makeup TutorialBelle, is that you? This Disney-inspired makeup tutorial comes with fun props too.Yuno Gasai Makeup TutorialPink contacts and hair complete this ultimate Yuno Gasai-inspired anime look.More on Geek.com: The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Horror Anime Available for StreamingThe Best Dubbed Anime Available
In the age of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, young children are spending more time watching television than ever before, according to a study. Researchers from Florida International University in the US compared pre-mobile device usage in 1997 to when mobile devices were widely available in 2014. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that television consumption still significantly outpaced mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”There is growing concern over the amount of time that children, particularly very young children, spend watching shows and in front of screens,” said Weiwei Chen, an assistant professor at Florida International University. “Our findings were surprising as it feels like mobile devices are omnipresent, but televisions are still the most common way for young children to consume media,” Chen said. The recently conducted study found that the average amount of screen time in 1997 for children up to the age of two was 1.3 hours while children between the ages of three and five spent about 2.5 hours a day on screens. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBy 2014, children up to the age of two were using screens an average of three hours per day – more than double the amount of time. This study is unique as it uses written diary data provided by parents instead of general surveys that are often administered at a later date, which may cause a greater parental recall bias. “The increase in the amount of screen time for infants and toddlers is telling. Our study reinforces general findings that a variety of characteristics, such as education and income levels, relate to screen use,” said Jessica L Adler, an assistant professor at Florida International University. “Further research is needed, once data become available, to assess changes in media consumption and device use in more recent years,” Adler said. While there is much concern about the overuse of mobile devices to occupy and entertain children, it is important that more attention be paid to the amount of television they are consuming, according to the researchers.
Associated PressTOKYO (AP) – The U.S. envoy on North Korean human rights issues says that political and economic reforms unfolding in Myanmar are a great example for North Korea to follow.Robert King told reporters in Tokyo on Friday that if North Korea took similar steps as Myanmar, the international community would probably respond favorably, as it has with Myanmar.In the wake of President Thein Sein’s reforms there, Western nations have eased sanctions imposed during the previous military regime’s repressive rule, and investors and tourists have begun flocking to the country. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “I would hope the North Koreans see what’s happened in Burma and recognize that as something that’s positive,” King said, using the country’s former name preferred by many activists. “I see Burma as a great example of where we’d like to see North Korea going.”If Pyongyang moved in “positive” directions that would allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to monitor the country’s nuclear program, “then I think there will be positive movement in other directions, as there has been in Burma.”North Korea has vowed to push ahead with its nuclear program, and there are widespread worries that it may follow a failed April 13 long-range rocket test with a third nuclear test.The launch came several weeks after Pyongyang had struck a deal with Washington to receive food aid in return for a freeze in nuclear activity and ballistic missile testing. The U.S. viewed the launch as a cover for a test of missile technology and a violation of the agreement.The rocket launch has made food aid “out of the range of possibilities right now,” King said. “Would we consider it in the future? Possibly. Are we considering it now? No.” King, who met with Japanese government officials and heads to Seoul on Saturday, said a major concern about food aid to North Korea is whether Pyongyang would allow the U.S. to monitor its distribution so that the food reaches those most in need.King said he had seen North Korean news reports about a drought in the country. But he said that he had also seen weather reports of heavy rain last week that may have eased the drought.He said the U.S. didn’t have an overall assessment of the food situation there, and that he didn’t think it was different this year from past years.Average food production in North Korea is about 20 percent below what the needs of the population are, and Pyongyang meets the shortfall with assistance from other countries or buying grain, he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Comments Share Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology
Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 4 must play golf courses in Arizona New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The official Xinhua News Agency said thousands of residents took to the streets but dispersed after the government announcement. Later Saturday hundreds of police, some in riot gear, arrived in the coastal town just north of Shanghai and took up positions outside the government offices.The water discharge project was to be part of a paper-making factory proposed by the Japanese company Oji Paper Group in upstream Nantong city. The government did not say if the plans for the factory have also been permanently dropped.Oji said in a statement Friday that the waste water would only be discharged after treatment that meets national standards.“Environmental protection is a high priority for our company,” the statement said.Chinese have become more outspoken about environmentally risky projects in their backyards, with pollution a leading cause of unrest. Earlier this month, Shifang city in the southwestern province of Sichuan scrapped plans for a copper plant after thousands of protesters, including high school students, clashed with riot police.The grass-roots protests reflect the balancing act Chinese leaders are performing between maintaining public stability and pushing economic growth, and between local officials who want to attract industry and a public who do not want it in their neighborhoods. Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Such protests are especially sensitive ahead of a once-a-decade change in top leaders planned for later this year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressQIDONG, China (AP) – Authorities in eastern China dropped plans for a waste water discharge project Saturday after thousands of protesters angry about pollution took to the streets. It was the latest of many such confrontations in a country where three decades of rapid economic expansion have come at an environmental price.Some of the protesters in Qidong in Jiangsu province clashed with police and turned a patrol car on its side. After the protest Saturday, the Qidong government announced on its website that plans to build the water discharge project had been scrapped. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments Share 3 international destinations to visit in 2019
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More than 250 guests attended the annual Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner at The Sheraton on The Park in Sydney on 28 July 2010 to recognise caravan, RV and camping businesses for industry excellence across 24 categories.Barry Baillie, CEO of the CCIA said that the CCIA Awards of Excellence is a prestigious annual event for the industry which recognises caravan and holiday parks, manufactured home villages and estate, caravan and RV manufacturers and dealers as well as industry suppliers for business excellence.“The Awards of Excellence is the industry’s highlight event which recognises business excellence in the caravan and camping sector and is the highest accolade that a caravan, RV or camping business can achieve.”In addition to Awards of Excellence, 27 Gumnut Awards were presented to park and trade businesses who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability. 2010 CCIA Awards of Excellence winners include: The CCIA Awards of Excellence was staged with a ‘Rum Rebellion’ flavour to mark the 200th anniversary of the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Lachlan Macquarie as Governor of New South Wales. Brad Blaze an extremely talented speed painter entertained guests and Andrew Klein was the masters of ceremonies for the evening.The CCIA Awards of Excellence served as a grand finale to a two day conference (27-28 July) titled “Responding to the Market” at the Sheraton on the Park Grand Ballroom in Sydney. Source = Caravan and Camping
France Tourism Development Agency, Atout France, under the high patronage of the Ambassador of France to India had recently organised the annual Ambassador’s Travel Awards Soirée at the exclusive Chambers Terrace at the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers in Mumbai. The awards aimed at further strengthening France’s ties with the Indian travel fraternity and encourage their endeavours in showcasing France as a premier tourism destination.France and its capital welcomed the highest number of tourists in the world, with 84 million visiting in 2015. It was France and its capital welcomed the highest number of tourists in the world, with 84 million visiting in 2015. It was also a leading outbound destination for the Indian traveller, with half a million Indians visiting France as their holiday destination in 2015.The Ambassador’s Travel Awards, which was launched in the form of a contest in October 2016, invited travel agencies to submit their published travel itineraries showcasing France as either a standalone destination or included a minimum four night stay in the country. Close to 100 itineraries were received, out of which 15 were shortlisted and judged by an eminent panel of jury members, including His Excellency Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler. A selection of six winners was then made with awards divided into the following categories:1. Best Promotion of France through Travel Itineraries –• Platinum Award: Best Showcase of France as an Experiential Travel Destination; Winner – Destination Globe• Diamond Award – Best Showcase of France as a Family-friendly Destination; Winner – Sol Trips• Gold Award – Best Showcase of France as an Incentive Destination; Winner – Blue Moon Travels Pvt Ltd2. Exemplary Achievements in Visa Issuances-• Diamond Award – Thomas Cook India Ltd for registering the highest number of visa deliverances.• Gold Award – Cox and Kings Ltd for registering the best growth in French visa issuances.This year’s edition also had a special award for the recipient of the 1,50,000th French Schengen visa, who won a stay in France as a family. The lucky recipient was Usha Nadar and her family. Nadar and her family will travel on Air France and will enjoy a seven-night/eight-day stay in France in Paris, the Hauts de France and the Pays de la Loire regions courtesy Accor Group of Hotels. Sheetal Munshaw, Director, Atout France India, shared her thoughts, “This dynamic initiative endorsed by our Ambassador has given an impetus to our efforts of showcasing France as a leading travel destination. We believe these awards will further reinforce France’s positioning as a preferred destination across segments and will motivate our travel industry partners to create many more innovative handcrafted French travel experiences for their clientele.”