Former OW Bunker Exec Charged with Fraud

first_imgzoom A former director of a Singapore subsidiary of the bankrupt fuel supplier OW Bunker has been charged by Danish prosecution office for a breach of trust worth over DKK 800 million (USD 122 million).After OW Bunker Group’s financial collapse in November 2014, the prosecution office launched an extensive investigation into the circumstance surrounding the demise of the OW Bunker Group.The investigation found that there were grounds for initiating criminal proceedings against the former director of a Singaporean subsidiary of OW Bunker Group, along with the management representatives from the Danish parent company OW Bunker A/S, Deputy Attorney General Niels Vejlby Hansen explained.The charges raised against the Singaporean subsidiary’s former director, a Danish citizen, are related to issuing of a credit which did not fall within the framework of his mandate. According to Hansen, the credit resulted in huge financial losses to both the subsidiary and the group.To remind, the company’s financial demise in 2014 was prompted by an alleged fraud committed by senior employees in its Singapore-based subsidiary Dynamic Oil Trading (DOT), resulting in estimated loss of around USD 125 million.The criminal case against the company’s former executive will be brought before the Court in Aalborg, and its start date is yet to be determined. World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Crowdfunding campaign in Winnipeg launched to buy new sleigh for Santa parade

first_imgWINNIPEG – Santa needs a new sleigh for his annual parade in Winnipeg, and organizers hope crowdsourcing can raise $100,000 to replace the rickety one that’s been in service for at least 60 years.The Winnipeg Parade Committee says the current Santa float has been deemed unsafe, the decor is crumbling and the snowmen on it are disintegrating.They’re asking Winnipeggers to contribute to a GoFundMe campaign to pay for a new float that’s already under construction so it can be ready in time for Christmas.Parade director Monica Derksen says the old float was built out of billboards from Eaton’s — the former department store that started the Santa Claus Parade in Winnipeg 1909 — but those billboards aren’t holding up.She also says the exhaust for the generator that powers the lights vents a bit too close to Santa’s feet.Derksen says the new float will include a hydraulic system to lower it so it can follow the other floats under a bridge, instead of having to make a detour at the end of the parade route like it does now.“There’s some people who wait on the other side of the bridge and they end up disappointed because they don’t get to see Santa,” Derksen said.Organizers say Winnipeg’s is the second largest and second oldest Santa Claus parade in Canada.The parade’s website says that Eaton’s launched the first parade in Toronto in 1905, and that the second and third parades were launched in and Winnipeg and Montreal in 1909.It says that more than 3,000 Manitobans participate in the parade itself and the event brings more than 60,000 people to Winnipeg’s downtown annuallyThe pitch for donations on the GoFundMe page comes from the jolly old man himself.“I’m scheduled to fly into Winnipeg for the 109th Winnipeg Santa Parade on November 17. There is only one problem – my sleigh,” Santa’s message begins.“At our most recent visit to the workshop, our head mechanic, Elf Alvin, was beside himself and broke the news that “it just can’t fly anymore.”Derksen explained that a crowdsourcing campaign was chosen because organizers didn’t feel it would be proper to have a sponsor’s logo on the side of Santa’s sleigh.“We have deep roots in the community,” she said.— By Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

Centennial Park redevelopment tender awarded for 55 million

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John City Council has awarded the tender for the redevelopment of Centennial Park. At Monday’s meeting, Council voted in favour of awarding the tender for the park’s renovations to Charlie Lake-based Northern Legendary Construction for $5,498,798.20. The company submitted a bid of just over $5.2 million, but that number was revised upwards by around $200,000 by the City’s consultant IBI Group due to arithmetic errors.The City received two bids for the park’s redevelopment, both from local companies. The other bid submitted for the project was from Fort St. John-based Knappett Industries Ltd., whose bid totalled $5,657,825.00, around $159,000 higher than the other bid. A rendering of the new bandshell and stage design for Centennial Park. Photo by City of Fort St. John.The City has budgeted a total of $6.2 million for the park’s redevelopment, with $4.1 million allocated from this year’s Capital Budget, and the remaining $2.1 million allocated to be spent next year.Northern Legendary has received praise in recent years, being named as a finalist in the Best Apprentice Training category at the Small Business BC Awards for the past two years, winning the category at the most recent awards in February. The firm was one of the Top 10 Finalists in the Best Employer category, and also took home two awards at the 2018 Northern BC Commercial Building Awards in Prince George on March 8th. Construction on the project is anticipated to start in August, with the completion scheduled for the Spring of 2020.last_img read more

Rabat: A Toll Free Number to Help Homeless People

Rabat – As mendicity and homelessness in Rabat reach all-time highs, the Wilaya, or administrative division of the city, is taking concrete measures to fight these phenomena.The Wilaya of Rabat and the National Human Development Initiative (NHDI) have announced a plan for a campaign to fight deceit and combat homelessness.  The operation will be conducted within the framework of the regional plan to combat risk.A press release from the Wilaya published on Monday stated that for an explanation of the details of this plan the authorities have set up an institutional framework represented by the Provincial Social Assistance Committee, which brings together all departments concerned with social security and associative action. A toll-free number has been set up for the public to report cases of dishonesty and homelessness (0800000202) for investigation and assistance.Adhering to Bill 14.05, which organizes the activity of social centers in Morocco, the committee will use social assistance centers to implement the details of the plan. The committee is also mandated to improve services provided to the beneficiaries to help them achieve a successful socio-economic reintegration into society.According to the press release, the Mohammedia Center for Social Protection in Rabat will play a key role in the execution of this strategy. The center will be designated as the main terminus for most of the homeless and panhandler cases collected by the assistance units of the center, local authorities, or social associations.The center will provide medical assistance, adequate shelter, and basic necessities for the beneficiaries of the new program. Background checks will be completed for each welcomed individual in order to form the best plan for reintegration of each person.The Wilaya and INDH’s press release indicated four possible approaches to maximize the center’s efficiency:  reaching out to the families of the beneficiaries, mobilizing social assistance centers to accommodate the beneficiaries, offering sustainable economic solutions through social entrepreneurship and finally, raising societal and media awareness.The press release also addressed the issue of “professional mendacity.” Authorities will consider taking legal measures to punish this phenomenon. Refusal to accept the proposed social assistance or the exploitation of children and people with special needs will lead to severe legal penalties. read more

Survey praises Canadian Arctic companies for respecting indigenous rights

An international survey on resource development in the Arctic has ranked Canadian companies among the highest in the world for their policies on respecting indigenous rights.A report from a member of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs says that four of the top 10 companies operating north of the Arctic Circle are Canadian. They include miners such as Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.a) and energy majors such as Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO).“Companies operating in Canada and the U.S. do score very well,” said Indra Overland, the political scientist who heads the energy department for the institute, one of Norway’s most prominent think tanks.Overland’s report, the result of three years of work, looks at 92 resource extraction companies operating above the Arctic Circle.“I wanted to do something that interacts with and impacts on the real world,” he said.His survey attempts to assess the internal policies and supports within various industry players.It asked companies 20 questions about commitments to international agreements such as the International Labour Organization’s convention on the rights of indigenous people. It examined whether the company had staff devoted to handling indigenous rights and how well-qualified they were.It also looked at track records on indigenous issues, transparency and consultation.It didn’t assess the actual behaviour of the companies. That would involve prohibitive expense and travel, said Overland.He called the survey a first step, saying you have to know what industry is promising before you can judge if it’s delivering.“You first need people to make a commitment to something before you can hold them to that commitment. It makes it easier to pressure or induce companies to good behaviour.”The top scorer in the survey was Teck Alaska, a subsidiary of Teck Resources. Canadian miners Baffinland and Kinross Gold (TSX:K) slotted in at the seventh and eighth spots. Imperial Oil was 10th.MMG Resources, a Chinese- and Australian-owned company but active in Nunavut, landed in third spot.Overland said his results suggest large companies — at least in their policies — do a better job with indigenous rights than smaller ones.“It’s quite clear the bigger companies do better. Bigger companies have more resources.”And, despite the reputation of their countries, companies from Denmark and Norway didn’t do well, he added.“(They) tend to see themselves as progressive on indigenous rights, but we score low.”Pierre Gratton of the Mining Association of Canada praised Overland’s report as a “sincere effort to look at basic indicators.”But requiring companies to be working above the Arctic Circle to be included in the survey unfairly left out many miners who work in Canada’s North, he said.The survey didn’t include the operators of Canada’s three Arctic diamond mines and also left out Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut.“Our Arctic is much colder than, say, Finland’s, Sweden’s and Norway’s,” Gratton said in an email. “As a result, there have been very few mines north of the Arctic Circle and not a lot of exploration either.“Mines such as Diavik, Ekati, Gahcho Kue and Meadowbank, just south of the Arctic Circle, would have raised Canada’s rating significantly.”Overland said he hopes to repeat his survey on an annual or semi-annual basis to track industry promises over time.— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960 Survey praises Canadian Arctic companies for respecting indigenous rights by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 9, 2017 10:25 am MDT Last Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Pass protection the only negative for No 3 Ohio State in 283

OSU senior center Jacoby Boren (50) blocks during a game against Illinois on Nov. 14 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. OSU won 28-3. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAll things considered, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was relatively pleased with his team’s 28-3 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.His starting quarterback, redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett, was back in the lineup after a one-game suspension. His star running back, junior Ezekiel Elliott, continued his Heisman-worthy season and moved into third place in school history for career rushing yards. And on the other side of the ball, his defense smothered the Fighting Illini, allowing just three points.Despite all of the aforementioned accomplishments, Meyer said he wanted to see his team be a little more balanced, and he knows how that will occur.“That starts right now with pass protection,” he said on Saturday, following the win. “That’s the only negative.”Meyer said in the upcoming week, the Buckeyes are going to work “extremely hard” to fix the issues in pass protection, especially because they need to protect Barrett in the pocket, which didn’t happen enough against Illinois.As a result, the passing game was not nearly as dynamic as it had been in the past.“I wouldn’t call it exceptional, because I think he got pressured a little bit,” Meyer said of Barrett’s performance.Barrett only threw for a 150 yards and one touchdown, with an interception.The interception, however, is a perfect example of why the cracks in the pass protection need to be sealed before the Michigan State Spartans arrive in Columbus on Saturday.With the third quarter nearing an end, OSU was in the midst of an eight-play, 51 yard drive well into Illini territory.On second down, Barrett dropped back to pass, but the pocket quickly crumbled. As the redshirt sophomore tried to find redshirt senior Nick Vannett across the middle, his elbow was hit, which caused the ball to look more like a floating feather than an actual throw.It landed right in the arms of junior safety and Hilliard, Ohio, native Caleb Day, who returned it 19 yards.The pressure was applied by junior Carroll Phillips, who was supposed to be blocked on the play by redshirt sophomore left guard Billy Price.“I went to pull, and he came faster than what I was ready for,” Price said describing the play. “I took a step back to regain my balance to able to take him out, and by that time, I was already in J.T.’s lap.”Price credited Carroll with making the play, but while talking about the sequence, he was visibly disappointed with himself in allowing the deflection to happen.One area where Price is not disappointed, however, is in run blocking, evidenced by how the offensive line routinely clears gaping holes for Elliott to run through. The St. Louis native turned in his 15th consecutive game of over 100 yards rushing on Saturday by tallying 181 yards with two touchdowns.“Us, as the offensive line, we really do enjoy blocking for (Elliott),” Price said. “That’s what we love to do.”But, to find the balance of creating running lanes fit for a semitrailer truck to drive through and a sturdy pocket for Barrett to pass behind will not happen overnight, according to Price.Fixing pass protection, Price said, is extremely difficult because it is hard to highlight one thing as the definitive issue.“It’s something you just have to continue to improve,” he said. “It’s a craft. It’s not just something like run blocking where you can just go slug somebody. It’s an artform.”But, this week and beyond, Price said the O-line will work diligently to develop its art further. It’s what the “Slobs” have to do for the offense to strike the necessary balance.“You have to develop that skill,” he said. “It’s something that, over time, you just have to continue to get better and that’s something that we can constantly work on.”Senior left tackle Taylor Decker agreed, adding that the Buckeyes can’t just run the ball “40 times” a game and expect to keep winning. Fixing the pass protection before Michigan State arrives in Columbus for its scheduled game against OSU on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. is imperative, Decker said.“It’s something we’ll have to work on,” he said. “Michigan State has some very good pass rushers.”Meyer is confident, though, that all the work the offensive line puts forth will pay off because of the talent the unit already possesses.“They’re good enough,” he said. “That’s the challenge I will have for our coaches. It’s not just them. We’re going to hammer (pass protection) hard this week.” read more

33 developers quit OpenOfficeorg may not be the number one free alternative to Microsoft Office for much longer. Since Oracle acquired Sun the future of the open source office suite has been uncertain. So uncertain in fact that a group decided to fork the code base and create an alternative implementation called LibreOffice under a new organization known as The Document Foundation.Essentially LibreOffice is the equivalent of, but in no way is under the control of Oracle. The Document Foundation asked Oracle to come on board and to allow them to use the name. Oracle refused and asked anyone associated with LibreOffice to leave the project due to a conflict of interest.AdChoices广告That request has now led to an exodus, with 33 developers deciding to leave and concentrate on LibreOffice development. Anyone worried about this because they rely on should relax as it looks like The Document Foundation and therefore LibreOffice is here to stay. The group already has the backing of several companies including Google, Canonical, Red Hat, the FSF, The GNOME Project, and Novell. Adding 30+ developers from just adds to its viability and long-term success chances.If you would like to get involved with the project, or just want to start using LibreOffice, then visit The Document Foundation where the latest version can be downloaded for free.Read more at DigitizorMatthew’s OpinionI’m really glad The Document Foundation has been formed and the code base forked. The main reason for that is it gives a clear, uninterrupted future to the office suite, something we as users just didn’t have from Oracle.It may be that Oracle continues full steam ahead with development, but they are a profit-focused business so I can’t see it being a priority unless it leads to further business opportunities and continues to be an asset.As with all open source projects it lives or dies by the community supporting it. This new beginning may just reinvigorate that community and breathe new life into an office suite that seemed to have slowed down in its rate of development. While a lot of users are now moving online for their document writing needs, there’s still millions of people out there who rely on desktop applications such as read more

Deux nouvelles espèces danémones de mer découvertes dans le Pacifique

first_imgDeux nouvelles espèces d’anémones de mer découvertes dans le PacifiquePubliant leurs travaux dans la revue ZooKeys, des chercheurs japonais ont décrit deux nouvelles espèces d’anémones de mer qu’ils ont découvertes au sud du Japon et au large de l’Australie. Elles viennent s’ajouter à un genre zoologique qui ne comptait jusqu’alors qu’une seule espèce.La liste des espèces connues d’anémone de mer s’allonge. Le Pr James Reimer Davis et ses étudiants Irei Yuka et Takuma Fujii, de l’Université de Ryukyu à Okinawa (Japon), ont trouvé dans le sud du Japon et sur la Grande Barrière de Corail australienne (Pacifique) deux nouvelles espèces de ces créatures appartenant à l’ordre des Zoanthidea. Une découverte d’importance dans la mesure où celles-ci ont été classées dans le genre Neozoanthus, dont la seule espèce connue jusqu’à présent ne vit que dans l’océan Indien.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Comme leur cousine découverte en 1972 à Madagascar, les deux nouvelles espèces sont de petite taille, avec des polypes individuels de 6 millimètres de diamètre au maximum. Ajouté à cela, elles possèdent des disques oraux rouges, gris, bleus ou violets; vivent en symbiose avec des algues unicellulaires photosynthétiques et habitent les écosystèmes de récifs coralliens dans les zones à forts courants.”(…) Nous avons d’abord pensé que, peut-être, [les Neozoanthus] étaient très rares. [Mais ceci] peut s’expliquer par le fait qu’il y a très peu de chercheurs de zoanthidea dans le monde. Ces espèces ne sont pas particulièrement difficiles à trouver, mais il n’y avait personne à leur recherche… Cette étude montre combien nous en savons peu sur la biodiversité marine, même dans des régions relativement bien documentées”, conclut le Pr Reimer Davis. Le 3 décembre 2012 à 10:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hair Coach Hopes to be the Smart Hairbrush of the Future

first_imgStay on target We’re about to turn into an infomercial: do you often have bad hair days? Is your hair brittle and dry, and you can’t figure out how to fix it?Withings has paired up with Kérastase and L’Oréal, two major hair beauty companies, to bring consumers the hairbrush of the future. The Kérastase Hair Coach was announced at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday.The Hair Coach is basically a smart hairbrush that seeks to determine the health of your hair while you perform your everyday brushing routine.Withings, a company that specializes in sensor technology and app connectivity, have incorporated some sensors into the brush, including a microphone, 3-axis load cells, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and conductivity sensors. Everything works together to determine the health of your hair–from hair elasticity to split ends.The microphone, for example, can capture soundwaves to identify any breakage or dryness while the gyroscope helps to determine how hard you brush and how fast.The data is picked up as soon as the brush senses that you’re using it and uses Bluetooth to transmit everything to an app on your smartphone that gives you a health score (on both iOS and Android). If your hair is in need of assistance, it can provide tips and product recommendations.The app also takes into account environmental factors that could be messing up your do, like humidity, temperature, and wind conditions.Look, I have very short hair. I’ve been dying it consistently for over a decade. I know it’s over-processed and brittle. I don’t need a smart brush to let me know how much I’ve messed up my locks.But maybe you would. I keep my hair short partly because it’s a lot easier to manage and because I can easily find any problem spots. If your hair is more unwieldy, you might need some assistance.The market for a smart brush seems small, especially when many issues are visible. Look in the mirror, see that you have split ends, and then Google how to fix them. I use a hair masque because I do my research, and all of that information is easy to find. And it doesn’t cost $200, which is the projected retail price for it.It’s unclear what products the app would recommend, but if it provides the information for Kérastase and L’Oréal products, isn’t that biased? There are dozens of other hair products that will probably get ignored if they’re not associated with these two brands. Again, why would you pay this much money for a Kérastase or L’Oréal machine when other products could possibly be better for you?Plus, why would you buy a hairbrush for around $200 when you can get a basic one for $10 and then just look up ways to keep your hair healthy?It all seems unnecessary, but I guess if you have the money to spare you can get this really expensive hairbrush.The Hair Coach is expected to be available in fall 2017.For more CES coverage, check out our pals at PCMag. CES Reinstates Innovation Award for High-Tech Sex Toy2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped About last_img read more

Daniel Bryan talks fight with Triple H fear of public speaking

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Hang Glider And Paraglider Collide In The Sky Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCoffee Spilled In Airplane Cockpit Causes Plane To Divert Due to MalfunctionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Pinterest Coffee Spilled In Airplane Cockpit Causes Plane To Divert Due to Malfunction Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Facebook Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Now Playing Up Next WWE star Daniel Bryan was a guest on “Opie Radio with Jim Norton” this week on SiriusXM satellite radio where he talked about getting into a fight with Triple H backstage over stopping his match and getting over his fear of public speaking.You can check out the clips in the videos below courtesy of Opie Radio. Twitter Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Brazil legend backs Ronaldo Neymar partnership at Real Madrid

first_imgBoth Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar could form an incredible partnership at Real Madrid, reckons Brazil icon RonaldoDespite Paris Saint-Germain’s best attempts to finally put an end to the ongoing speculation surrounding Neymar’s future at the club, reports linking him with a move to Real have still been resurfacing.The 26-year-old left Barcelona last summer to escape Lionel Messi’s shadow in order to help with his bid to finally win the Ballon d’Or prize.Due to this, there have been doubts over how Neymar would be able to cope alongside Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu with a number of pundits and former players having warned that it could be a backwards step for him in his career.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…But the 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldo, who played at Real himself between 2002 and 2007, disagrees with these suggestions and believes that the duo could actually thrive in each other’s presence.“Cristiano and Neymar are compatible, of course,” said 41-year-old, according to Goal.“They are two good players, better together than separated.“If Neymar decides at some point that he wants to leave, Real Madrid will have to be careful to bring him in.”last_img read more

Kidnap suspect leaves money to victims family

first_imgSAN DIEGO — A man who died in a shootout with FBI agents after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and brother named a member of the victims’ family as his life insurance beneficiary, a spokesman for the man’s family said Monday.James Lee DiMaggio left $112,000 to Hannah Anderson’s paternal grandmother, said Andrew Spanswick. He didn’t know why but believes it was for the benefit of Hannah, the girl he abducted.Hannah was rescued in the FBI shootout on Aug. 10 in the Idaho wilderness and returned home to San Diego.DiMaggio, 40, had been like an uncle to the Anderson children and the father’s best friend.DiMaggio named Bernice Anderson as the beneficiary of his employer-issued life insurance policy in 2011, substituting her for his sister Lora Robinson, the lone survivor of his immediate family, Spanswick said. DiMaggio once lived with Bernice Anderson, he said.DiMaggio worked as a telecommunications technician at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Spokeswoman Jan Coury declined to comment.Steven Weisbart, chief economist at the industry-backed Insurance Information Institute, said insurers generally won’t challenge a claim unless the beneficiary is suspected of involvement in the death.Investigators have given no indication that DiMaggio had any accomplices.“Pretty much as long you’re dead, the insurance company has very little opportunity to deny the claim,” Weisbart said.Lora Robinson has taken possession of her brother’s cat, Princess, from Hannah Anderson, Spanswick said. DiMaggio, a cat-lover, took Princess while on the run, and the cat was reunited with Hannah after the rescue.last_img read more

Supreme Court blocks rule on contraceptives for religious groups

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday shielded the Little Sisters of the Poor and other nonprofit religious groups from complying, for now, with the Obama administration’s rule that they provide free contraceptives in the health insurance they offer employees.The justices issued a one-paragraph order that keeps in place a temporary injunction that was handed down by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Dec. 31.The Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic charities objected to the so-called “contraceptive mandate” — a provision of the Affordable Care Act — on religious grounds. Their lawyers said they feared “draconian fines” if they failed to comply with the new rule, which took effect Jan. 1.Friday’s order says that if Little Sisters and the other nonprofits that filed suit inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that they have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the government may not enforce the provision until the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rules on their legal challenge.Catholic leaders say the rule violates their religious freedom because they believe contraceptives are immoral.The Obama administration says the requirement protects women’s health care rights. Officials stressed that religious groups may opt out of paying for contraceptives by filling out a form triggering a requirement that their insurers pick up the cost of such coverage.In their lawsuit, the Catholic groups objected to signing the form, saying it effectively forced them to take part in a process that would still result in contraceptives being provided.last_img read more

Man shot in Miami suffers lifethreatening injuries

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man is fighting for his life after he was shot twice in the leg.Police said the shooting happened early Friday morning near Southwest Seventh Street and 14th Avenue. The victim was found in a vacant apartment building.Fire rescue transported him to Ryder Trauma Center where he was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.The shooter remains at large.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Saudi teen who tweeted plight arrives in Canada after grant of asylum

first_imgRahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, in cap, smiles as she’s introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, alongside Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. Cole Burston/Getty Images The Saudi teen who fled her family and grabbed global attention with a dramatic series of near real-time tweets arrived in Canada on Saturday after being granted asylum there.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away earlier this month while traveling in Kuwait. The 18-year-old said her family subjected her to psychological and physical abuse and that she planned to flee to Australia to seek asylum.She was stopped at an airport in Thailand, however, but barricaded herself in a hotel room there rather than board a scheduled flight back to Kuwait. From the room, she took to Twitter with the help of friends, where news of her plight spread and attracted the attention of Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Refugee Agency, which asked Canada to give her asylum.”Saudi women fleeing their families can face severe violence from relatives, deprivation of liberty, and other serious harm if returned against their will,” Michael Page, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Jan. 6.On Friday, after Canada confirmed she’d been given a safe haven there, al-Qunun tweeted to her more than 150,000 Twitter followers.”I would like to thank you people for supporting me and saiving [sic] my life,” she wrote. “Truly I have never dreamed of this love and support. You are the spark that would motivate me to be a better person.” Share your voice The Saudi embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Comments Tags Twitter Internet Services I would like to thank you people for supporting me and saiving my life. Truly I have never dreamed of this love and support You are the spark that would motivate me to be a better person❤️❤️❤️🗽— Rahaf Mohammed رهف محمد (@rahaf84427714) January 11, 2019 2last_img read more

BSE closes points 10842 up on Feb 26

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 108.42 points up to stand at 20,960.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.75 points up to stand at6,238.80. Max India and ABB India Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 5.00% and 4.28% along with JSW ENERGY and Siemens with an increase of 4.20% and 4.19% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include NMDC and Reliance Capital with a decrease of 3.76% and 3.28% along with Tata Steel and Unitech with a decrease of 3.24% and 3.14% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 115.45 points at 12,437.59 while the banking sector is up 63.67 points at 12,246.05 and the realty sector is down 5.26 points at 1,204.24. The Indian currency is down 0.06% at Rs 61.97 per dollar.last_img read more

Krishna redux

first_imgFor any actor, it is not easy to cast off such an iconic role, and Bhardwaj’s case is no different. The fans of the original Mahabharata are now set for a theatrical treat as the actor marks his return as Krishna, this time on stage.The Films and Theatre Society, a prominent theatre group based in Delhi, has roped in Nitish to reprise the famous role and once again become Arjuna’s charioteer. The actor, who quit his successful career of a veterinarian to pursue his passion in acting, was just 23 years old when he was picked for the epic role and in no time, the young actor became more than a star. People would touch his feet wherever he would go. Many actually believed, this is how Lord Krishna would look if he comes to earth. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘It is almost after 25 years that I will once again pick the flute and get on the stage,’ chuckles the actor, who has been associated with theatre ever since he was a child. ‘I am a bit nervous as I, at no cost, want to disappoint my fans who have for decades showered me with their love,’  says Nitish, who performed in six Hindi and Urdu plays during late 1980s. The play  will be staged in Delhi on 26 July at Kamani Auditorium followed by the Gurgaon show on 3 August . as part of The Films and Theatre Society’s pan-India tour of plays, called Swades, which will cover several states including Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Koushik says, ‘When I redesigned my original play Arjun Ka Beta as Chakravyuh, the character of Krishna came out really well. While narrating the script to my team, it suddenly struck me that there is no one else but Nitish who can add life to this role.’last_img read more

Thanks to MSME dept remote hamlet of wooden doll makers comes up

first_imgKolkata: The state Micro Small and Medium Enterprises & Textiles department, in association with UNESCO, has developed Natungram as one of the Rural Craft Hubs of the state.This has given a majorboost to the wooden dollindustry which is becoming globally famous. The hub has helped the artisans, particularly the women, to become self-reliant.West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board (WBKVIB) has developed a Folk Art Centre in the village, with lodging facility that is equipped with all basic amenities. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeVisitors at Natungram can witness the artisans at work, explore the Folk Art Centre to learn about the craft and its techniques and learn the stories behind.The hub is located in Agradwip area. The nearest railway station is Agradwip or Katwa. Katwa Railway Station is 18 km away from the place. It is about a 1.5 hour drive from Bardhaman or Santiniketan and takes around 4 hours from Kolkata.The two-storeyed Folk Art Centre at Natungram has four rooms – two on the ground floor and two on the first floor. The rooms can accommodate 8-10 persons at a time. Guests can relish traditional Indian cuisine. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe centre also houses a saw mill and a workshop where the artisans can be seen working. Craftsmen assemble here to work daily and the tourists can interact, watch them work and can also make purchases.Every year, the artisans of Natungram celebrate their tradition through a village fair in January. Their ‘Wooden Doll Festival’ will take place from January 18-20, 2019. One can enjoy the colourful folk festival and also visit the place throughout the year to explore the process of carving the wooden dolls. There are about 60 families pursuing the traditional art form, where the men do the carving and chiseling while the women do the painting. The wooden doll artisans of Natungram organise themselves under a collective known as Swami Janakidas Natungram Wood Carving Artisans Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd. established in 2008.A Common Facility Centre has been built inside the village with machinery, storage, common workspace, guest accommodation facilities etc.Other than arranging for skill upgradation of the traditional artisans, the society provides them with working capital support and marke-ting.last_img read more

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