Delhi Boy Suryaveers new friendship day anthem is here to make you

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi-based rising singing-sensation Suryaveer has already fascinated his nationwide fans with his magical voice and unique style of singing. Suryaveer belongs to the rare category of singers who receive immense love from the audience for recreating golden hits, which he releases mostly on his own youtube channel. Now, after the huge response from the audience for the friendship day anthems for the last four consecutive years, Suryaveer is bringing another friendship day anthem this year too as promised earlier. In 2015, Suryaveer recreated ‘Yaara Teri Yaari’ which eventually became the friendship anthem of the entire country, followed by ‘Yeh Dosti’ in 2016, a soulful version of ‘Puraani Jeans’ in 2017 and then an energetic version of ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ in 2018. Suryaveer is planning to launch the song on 1st August just prior to Friendship Day. However, to know more about this upcoming song that this emerging music-star is going to gift his fans this year, we’ll have to wait a few more days. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaIn Suryaveer’s own words, “Friendship day is a very special day for me as I started my career on friendship day, with my first live show ever being on the same day. My first song that went viral was on friendship (Yaara teri yaari), which we released on friendship day. Since then we’ve been releasing a friendship day song every year and this year we’ve decided to come out with an original song, a very fun loving song with fresh beats and a new sound. Because friendship is not seasonal, it’s for All Seasons!” Suryaveer’s unique voice texture and singing style have always been a real treat for his fans. Looking at Suryaveer’s huge fan following and the immense love that his recreated songs have received, this time too, this Delhi guy isn’t going to disappoint his audience for sure!last_img read more

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Early signs show vulnerabilities to high debt housing have eased central bank

first_imgOTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is flagging the steady climb of household debt and still-hot housing markets as the financial system’s top vulnerabilities — but it’s also seeing some early signs of improvement.In a report Tuesday, the bank said there’s some evidence Canada’s exposure to these persistent trouble spots has begun to ease, thanks to healthy job creation, tightening housing policies and higher mortgages rates.The assessment is part of the bank’s semi-annual review, which explores key vulnerabilities and risks surrounding the stability of the financial system. It describes vulnerabilities as pre-existing conditions that could amplify or propagate economic shocks.“Overall risks to the Canadian financial system remain elevated. Some preliminary signs of improvement, however, are emerging,” the bank said in its latest financial system review.“Better economic conditions and several new policy measures support prospects for additional progress.”The report said indebtedness, especially the number of highly indebted households, remains high. Household debt relative to income has reached historically lofty levels and continues to grow, the bank said.But it noted there’s already some green shoots that suggest stricter lending rules have started to reduce the country’s exposure to hefty debtloads.When asked about the Bank of Canada’s slightly more-optimistic tone compared to its last review in June, governor Stephen Poloz told reporters the most important thing to remember is that the vulnerabilities remain elevated.“These are not measured in decimal points — they’re just elevated,” Poloz said in Ottawa.“That means that any shock that comes our way is going to be magnified by those vulnerabilities and that’s a concern for us.”The report pointed to mortgage insurance policy changes, which included a stress test, introduced by the federal government a year ago.The bank predicted further easing is likely on the way due to higher interest rates and another new stress test to be introduced in the new year, this time aimed at low-ratio mortgages that don’t require insurance.In January, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions will implement new lending guidelines that will require borrowers who do not require mortgage insurance to show they would still be able to make their payments if interest rates were to rise.The Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark rate twice since July and experts predict it’s likely to continue along a gradual hiking path.The combination of these factors is also expected to reduce household imbalances by applying downward pressure on prices in major real-estate markets like Vancouver and Toronto.Still, the bank’s report carefully noted that it’s uncertain exactly how borrowers and lenders will react to the incoming OSFI measures.But it did offer estimates about the impact of the upcoming OSFI changes.The bank said if the new stress tests had been in place for the 12 months leading up to June, then 10 per cent of low-ratio mortgages nationwide would’ve failed to qualify. For Toronto, Vancouver and their surrounding areas, the bank estimated that 12 per cent of mortgages would not have qualified.“The policy changes affecting housing finance are clearly a step in the right direction,” Poloz said.“Still, it will take time for these, as well as the effects of recent interest rate increases, to significantly reduce these vulnerabilities.”In the report, the bank once again listed cyber threats as another key vulnerability for Canada.Poloz has said a cyberattack against the financial system is a scenario that likely troubles him the most. In a recent interview, he said he was unsure how severe the fallout from such an event could be and he struggled to picture what it might look like.“Cyberattacks do not respect borders: they can originate from outside Canada and be transmitted across the global network that financial institutions rely on to operate their businesses,” the report said.The bank said it has been working with industry, international organizations and federal and provincial authorities to improve collaboration and policy-making to ensure rapid response and recovery from a cyber event. An example could include a loss of connectivity or corruption of data within the payments system.The report also assessed how the biggest risks facing Canada have evolved since its last update in June.It said the chances of a severe nationwide recession or a drop in global growth triggered by a significant financial disruption in an emerging market, like China, remained elevated. However, the bank added that the chances of these scenarios playing out were decreasing.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img___Report: Moonves obstructed sexual misconduct investigationNEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package.___Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weaponInternal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark. The document cache shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access and restricting others it considered a threat. The committee seized the documents from an app developer that sued Facebook over its policies.___Trump’s push for tariffs squeezes a weakening global economyNEW YORK (AP) — The global economy was already girding for a slowdown when a flurry of tweets by President Donald Trump about his love of tariffs sent a chill through financial markets. Trump’s rattling of the global economy came at a precarious moment, with the economic outlook for 2019 dimming and concerns about a potential recession — if not next year then soon thereafter — rising.___China promises action on US trade deal but gives no detailsBEIJING (AP) — There is still confusion about what President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, committed to when they met in Argentina, even though China has now promised to carry out a trade agreement with Washington. China’s Commerce Ministry said the two sides have a “clear timetable and road map” for talks, but gave no details. China has yet to confirm Trump’s claim that Beijing committed to cut auto tariffs and buy more American farm exports.___White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China dealWASHINGTON (AP) — The disarray surrounding the China deal coincides with a global economy that faces other challenges: Britain is struggling to negotiate its exit from the European Union. Italy’s government is seeking to spend and borrow more, which could elevate interest rates and stifle growth.___Toyota US chief says car sales are close to bottoming outDETROIT (AP) — Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have nearly bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz tells the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 per cent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom. He says Toyota will remain in the market and should pick up sales as other companies get out of selling car models.___French unions join protests, piling new pressure on MacronPARIS (AP) — French trade unions and farmers are pledging to join nationwide demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government are failing to stem the momentum of the most violent protests France has seen in a decade. The “yellow vest” protests began over a plan to raise fuel taxes, after three weeks of violence protesters are demanding much more economic relief. The government on Tuesday suspended the new gas tax.___Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil dealNEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in Manhattan has convicted a Hong Kong businessman of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty of seven of eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ho’s attorneys acknowledged he made the cash payments but insisted they were donations intended to foster goodwill.___The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Japan court opts to detain Nissans Ghosn through Dec 20

first_imgTOKYO — A Tokyo court has decided Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn and another executive, both arrested Nov. 19, will remain in custody through Dec. 20.The Tokyo District Court decision on Tuesday comes a day after Ghosn, Greg Kelly and Nissan Motor were indicted for allegedly falsifying financial reports to underreport Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.The extended detention is for additional allegations prosecutors issued Monday against Ghosn and Kelly, of underreporting another 4 billion yen ($36 million) in 2016-2018.The arrest of an industry icon admired both in Japan and around the world stunned many and has raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Expats Success Has Positive Impact on Moroccos Development Minister

Rabat – The success of Moroccan expats in their host countries will necessarily reflect back on the Kingdom’s march of development, said minister of the Moroccan expatriate community and migration affaires, Anis Birou.“Moroccans of the world contribute socially, economically and culturally to the march of development of our country,” Birou told MAP on the occasion of the National Migrant’s Day (August 10).Academic success of the Moroccan community abroad contributes positively to the rise of future active and influential actors in the socio-economic and cultural fields within host countries, he stressed. Concerning challenges facing the Moroccan community, Birou notably underlined the need to preserve the identity of Moroccan expats in order to strengthen their attachment to their homeland, while taking advantage of the dual belonging to both Morocco and their host countries.“Moroccans of the world are real ambassadors of the Kingdom thanks to their exemplary integration, respect for others, tolerance and openness”, added the minister. read more

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Women must be included in solving global economic meltdown UN says

“While the scale of the current crisis is still largely unmeasured, it is expected that women and girls in both developed and developing countries will be particularly affected by the potential social and economic consequences, such as unemployment, increase of responsibilities both at work and at home, decrease of income and potential increase in societal and domestic violence,” the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said today.“In such a context, it is necessary to identify and respond to specific needs of women and girls. Gender perspectives should be taken into account in relation to the impacts of the crisis on both a long and short-term basis, including in relation to education, health, security and livelihoods,” it added in a statement issued in Geneva.It stressed that particular attention must be paid to providing women with access to programmes aimed at immediately alleviating poverty and hunger, so as to guarantee that national and international efforts effectively reach those most in need and that funding of programmes for women’s empowerment is not eroded. “The Committee underscores the importance of recognizing the unique contribution that women can make in the timely resolution of the crisis. It calls upon States parties to include women in the dialogue and decision-making processes around these issues,” the statement said.It called on all States parties to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), often described as an international bill of rights for women, to comply with all their obligations under the treaty in spite of the financial crisis.Under the Convention, ratified by almost the entire international community, States parties are legally committed to take the necessary steps to end all forms of discrimination against women in any field – whether political, economic, social, cultural or civic. 6 February 2009Governments must give women a key role in making decisions aimed at resolving the current global economic crisis, which is likely have a serious impact on the full realization of gender equality, a United Nations committee warned today. read more

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Ravi slams Auditor General accuses him of crossing the line

JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake said that the Auditor General comes under the direct purview of Parliament and no attempt should be made to curtail his role. (Colombo Gazette) Karunanayake said he had a right to seek the report and questioned the move by the Auditor General to speak to the media on the matter.The Finance Minister urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to look into the issue and take appropriate action. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today accused the Auditor General of crossing the line.He told Parliament the Auditor General had shared information with Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake and the public which was sough by the Ministry, without consulting the Ministry. “He has gone beyond his mandate,” the Finance Minister added. A weekend newspaper had reported that the Auditor General had accused the Finance Minister of being “impatient and unethical” in seeking from him a report on the accounts of the Public Debt Department of the Central Bank on bond issues for eight years. read more

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Andrew Coyne Federal leaders have capitulated on Quebecs Bill 21 and to

Elections are defining moments for a nation: in deciding what it stands for, it also decides who and what it is. In the present election the issue on which we are being asked, most directly, to decide where we stand is Quebec’s Bill 21: the provincial law banning public servants “in positions of authority” from wearing religious symbols on the job.For many observant persons, particularly Muslims, Sikhs and orthodox Jews, this amounts to a religious hiring bar: the wearing of the hijab, the turban and the kippa are key requirements of their faith, and as such core elements of their identity. To demand that they work uncovered is, in effect, to post a sign saying Muslims, Sikhs and Jews need not apply.We should be clear on this. It’s not just a dress code, or an infringement of religious freedom, or religious discrimination, or those other abstract phrases you hear tossed about. We are talking about a law barring employment in much of the public sector — not just police and judges, but government lawyers and teachers — to certain religious minorities.Existing workers may have been grandfathered, but only so long as they remain in their current jobs. Should they ever move, or seek a promotion, they will face the same restrictions. The signal to the province’s religious and, let’s say it, racial minorities, vulnerable as they will be feeling already after the mounting public vitriol to which they have been exposed in the name of the endless “reasonable accommodation” debate, is unmistakable: you are not wanted here. Not surprisingly, many are getting out — out of the public service, out of Quebec. Quebec voters challenge Justin Trudeau over his stance on Bill 21 Trudeau avoiding Bill 21 as he campaigns in Quebec Chris Selley: Why isn’t ‘unthinkable’ Quebec’s religious symbols ban a federal election issue? That this is actually happening, in 2019, in a province of Canada — members of religious minorities being driven from their jobs, and for no reason other than their religion — is sickening, and shameful. That shame is not reserved to Premier Francois Legault or his CAQ government, the people responsible for designing and implementing this disgraceful exercise in segregation, this manifestly cruel attempt to cleanse the province’s schools and courts of religious minorities. It is no less shaming to the rest of us, everywhere across Canada, so long as we permit it to continue.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.That is, so far as we are capable of feeling it. But experience has taught us to look the other way when it comes to Quebec, to tell ourselves that it is none of our affair, that we must not raise a fuss when the province explicitly elevates the interests of its ethnic and linguistic majority over those of its minorities, or threatens the country’s life for long years at a time — the beloved “knife at the throat” strategy — to back its escalating fiscal and constitutional demands. We dare not. We cannot. For then Quebec would leave.So shame does not come easily to us as a nation. We have so hollowed out our national conscience over the years that we think nothing now of selling out a persecuted minority, rather than take a stand in their defence. And the proof of that can be seen in the positions of our national party leaders.This amounts to a religious hiring barIt is a sign of how abjectly they have all capitulated to majority opinion in Quebec that Justin Trudeau’s craven wobbling about — “I won’t do anything about it now, but I don’t entirely rule out doing something sometime” is only a slight paraphrase — looks positively Churchillian among them.All they have been asked to do, after all, is join in support of legal challenges of the legislation’s constitutionality already filed in Quebec’s courts by private groups — actions that, owing to the Legault government’s invocation of the notwithstanding clause, must be considered long shots at best, based on novel interpretations of those sections of the Charter not covered by the clause, or the division of powers, or the clause itself.But even that, apparently is too much. Asked at the Maclean’s debate whether he would support such a challenge as prime minister, Andrew Scheer babbled his usual babble as to how his party would “always stand up for individual liberties” as if he were not already on the record that, in the matter of Bill 21, they would never do so. Jagmeet Singh, who would be among the first victims of the bill were he to attempt to find work in the Quebec judicial system, denounced the bill as “legislated discrimination,” without committing himself to do anything about it.And Elizabeth May? Ah, Elizabeth May. Convinced that the bill was “an infringement on individual human rights” but concerned not to “fuel” separatism, the Green Party leader proposed a “solution” where “we leave Quebec alone, but we find jobs for anyone that Quebec has taken off of their payroll for working in a government job.” Moderator Paul Wells sought to clarify: she’d find jobs “for people who have to leave”? Yes, she replied.Experience has taught us to look the other way when it comes to QuebecBut our political leaders are what we make of them. If the leader of the Green Party can declare on national television that she will stand up for Quebec’s religious minorities by giving them bus tickets, and face no political consequences for it whatever, it is because our own moral and intellectual defences against such nonsense have atrophied.Even today it is possible to read, on the CBC’s website, an explanation of Quebec’s “new” nationalism, with its familiar appeals to fears of immigration and multiculturalism, as being based not on crude prejudice or majoritarian intolerance, but “on a holistic conception of Quebec society that prioritizes the historical experience of francophones.”It is only in this context that Legault could issue his extraordinary demand that all of the federal party leaders pledge “never” to intervene in any court case regarding Bill 21. There’s no point to this; he knows they won’t dare. He just wants to watch them grovel. But it’s not just their shame he’s rubbing their faces in. It’s ours. read more

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Company optimistic as Yukon gold mine pushed to next review stage

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 11:09 am MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WHITEHORSE – Vancouver-based Western Copper and Gold is pleased officials in Yukon have decided to send a proposed copper and gold mine to a higher review.The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board says the Casino project, 300 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, will undergo a panel review to consider tailings and waste management issues and any effects on wildlife.Western Copper and Gold (TSX:WRN) says the review allows for more public input and responses from federal, territorial and First Nation governments.Company officials also say the process will help it show the gold, silver, copper and molybdenum mine can be built without significant environmental effects.According to the company, a 2013 feasibility study shows favourable economics for the mine, even at today’s low commodity prices.The Casino mine would process about 120,000 tonnes of ore daily, create hundreds of jobs, and pump nearly $10-billion into the Canadian economy over its estimated 22-year life span. (CKRW) Company optimistic as Yukon gold mine pushed to next review stage read more

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Worlds oldest bowling club faces sexism row after refusing to lift ban

first_imgThe worlds oldest bowling club Chesterfield Bowling Club which has been criticised for having a ban on women players Chesterfield Bowling Club The worlds oldest bowling club Chesterfield Bowling Club which has been criticised for having a ban on women playersCredit: SWNS – LEEDS SWNS.com 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. Bowling Green, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, c 1910  The world’s oldest bowling club has been accused of sexism after a member quit when it refused to lift its ban on female members.The Chesterfield Bowling Club – which dates back to the 12th century – recently voted against admitting women for the first time in its 700-year history.A bowls player, who has since quit, called for the vote to overturn the Derbyshire club’s long-standing tradition. The source claims this means council tax payers are subsidising an organisation with an openly discriminatory membership policy.center_img Chesterfield Bowling ClubCredit: jackie ellis / Alamy Stock Photo Bowling Green, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, c 1910 Credit:North East Midland Photographic Record “I was always told it was a male-only club – that there should be no women involved.”The former member says the club needs to let in female players to secure its future, claiming it is struggling financially.The club pays just £2,000 a year to Chesterfield Borough Council for the lease of the site in the centre of town just off Beetwell Street. But his attempts were blocked by a two-thirds majority and its 50 paying members have pledged to fight to maintain the club’s strict male-only policy.The former member, who does not want to be named, has now lashed out at his ex-teammates following the contentious ruling.He said: “I suggested that women be allowed to come along and play but I got drowned out. A spokesperson for Chesterfield Bowls Club said: “We have traditionally been a male only club for many years.”The subject of female members was discussed recently and members were happy with the current situation.”The spokesman added that claims made by the source that the club was struggling financially were ‘not true’.A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesman said: “Chesterfield Bowling Club is not subsidised by the council.”The club has a 20-year lease on land we own, for which they pay a commercial rate for land of this type and which is higher than all the other bowling greens we own.”We currently maintain other bowling greens in the town but do not do that at Chesterfield Bowling Club where the club is responsible for its own maintenance costs.”The game of bowls is said to have been played on the same site in Chesterfield since 1294.The British Crown Green Bowls Association has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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Saramacca fleet to include ten Haulmax trucks for 60 km round trip

first_imgThe deposit is located approximately 30 km southwest of the existing Rosebel (RGM) property where the new ore will be processed. “Due to the significant distance between the Saramacca pit and the Rosebel processing plant, an ore haulage strategy as follows will be enacted: all ore mined ex-pit will be completed by a conventional rigid mine truck and shovel operation and will be stockpiled at the ROM Pad. A front end loader will then load long haul trucks which will haul the ore to the Rosebel processing plant via a purpose built haul road. In total, 10 Haulmax 3900 series trucks with a payload of 80 t will be used to for ‘long haul’ route between Saramacca and the Rosebel processing plant. The estimated return cycle time is 94 minutes.”During the first three years of operation there will also be a lack of mined rock available to construct several waste dump buttresses. Due to thiswaste rock will be back hauled from the RGM pits. A maximum of ten trucks will be required to haul 2.24 Mt/y of ore at an average productivity of 43 to 49 t/h, respectively for soft to hard rock. A new 23 km purpose built haul road will be constructed between the Mayo deposit and the Saramacca deposit. Long haul trucks from Saramacca traversing this road will then travel along the main RGM haul road with the other RGM traffic and terminate at the main RGM complex. A new primary mining fleet is planned for IAMGOLD’s Saramacca gold project in Suriname and will consist of one Caterpillar 6030 face shovel, two Komatsu PC2000 backhoes, and one PC1250 excavator with the support of one CAT 993 loader used at the run of mine (ROM) stockpile to load long-haul trucks. The proposed haulage fleet will consist of 20 CAT 785 haul trucks within the pit and 10 Haulmax 3900 trucks from Elphinstone to haul ROM from Saramacca to the Rosebel processing plant.last_img read more

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6 Christmas castoffs that are definitely lying around your house right now

first_img1. A half-eaten Fudge barThe Fudge bar is the undisputed red-wrappered stepchild of the selection box.There’s definitely a discarded one lying on a sideboard or under the couch right now. Source: roboppyThere might even be a full one in a selection box.To be honest, you’ll be glad of it come 2 January.2. Plastic tiesOn Christmas morning there was a frenzied need to break these open and release to delicious toys inside. Source: MyoperaNow, they lie discarded, a mere plaything for bored cats. Source: WordPress Source: BlogSpot3. A Roses/Quality street tin full of pink ones Source: FlickrOf course, you could be a Strawberry Dream-loving family, in which case this is your nightmare: Source: @gabmeatsix4. A fortune telling fishJust one of many crap Christmas crackers rejects littering your post-Christmas funk. Source: LondonperfectSee also: Source: X-entertainment5. Mystery batteriesAre they old or new? Did you take them out of something or are they ready to go into something.THERE’S NO WAY OF KNOWING! Source: anaulin6. YouYou were going to get off the couch, but Mary Poppins is about to start.Maybe you’ll have a Strawberry Dream after all. They’re not that bad… Source: Mr. FlegChocolate bars: A definitive ranking, from worst to best>last_img read more

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European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has finally reached an agreement on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) after a long night of negotiations in Brussels.An agreement had been also been reached on the CAP reform in March between European ministers but the process then moved to the final stage where the Irish Presidency was representing the Council in talks with the parliament and the commission.Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney held two days of informal talks on the CFP reform in Dublin Castle this week to try to push the negotiations forward.Thousands of farmers protested outside, with the redistribution of payments being the biggest concern for them as it may hit the most productive farmers the hardest.At about 3.30am this morning, the minister tweeted that the reform on the fisheries policy had been agreed:MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher this morning welcomed the agreement and revealed that the changes in the reform include a strong request urging member states to try to provide additional quotas to vessels that fish in an environmentally sustainable manner such as small vessels.However he said he was disappointed by the failure of the presidency to accept proposals to enshrine the Hague Preferences, which give Ireland a bigger share of fishing quotas in our waters when there are low levels. He said that he suggested a “strengthened recital” in the agreement which was accepted and this will ensure that ministers must take account of the preferences when allocating annual quotas.He added that the policy will last for the next ten years and so it must be implemented in a way that protects and develops the industries in Ireland and the people working in them.Read: Minister ‘energised and determined’ to get good deal for Irish farmers>Read: Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin>last_img read more

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Verizon iPhone 4 preorders for subscribers at start tomorrow Feb 9th for

first_imgThe long wait for the Verizon iPhone is coming to an end. As previously announced, VeriPhone pre-orders will start this week, but it’s not as easy as that. In fact, it’s a bit confusing so here is a timeline that should clear things up you buy an Verizon iPhone 4:February 3rd, 3AM Eastern time:iPhone 4 pre-orders start for Verizon subscribers. This will be handled through myaccount.verizonwireless.com. Alternatively you should be able to go to verizonwireless.com/iphone and apple.com.February 9th:Pre-orders start for non-Verizon subscribers (“qualified customers”) through Apple.com.February 10th:Starting at 7AM Eastern time people can purchase (and leave with) a Verizon iPhone 4 from Apple and Verizon retail locations.Verizon will be accepting GSM iPhone trade-ins if you are getting a CDMA iPhone 4. They are offering special promo pricing on trade-ins, higher than the $20 for a 4GB iPhone through $285 for a 32GB iPhone 4 usually offered.AdChoices广告The 16GB iPhone 4 will be $199.99 with a 2-year agreement, while the 32GB model is $299.That about covers it! With this information, you shouldn’t have any problem securing one and having it on the 10th.Release: iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless Available for Pre-Order TomorrowCUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3 through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10.Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. Verizon Wireless customers will also enjoy new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing them to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.Pricing & AvailabilityiPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new two year agreement. iPhone 4 will be available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide, online at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, select retail partners, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.last_img read more

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iPhone 5 in 2011 No but 3GS may go free

first_imgOn Monday we had an analyst from Deutsche Bank predicting that Apple would release both an iPhone 5 and cheaper iPhone 4S in September. That made sense from the viewpoint that Apple wants to grab the mid and budget phone users just when RIM is struggling and Nokia is shifting to Windows Phone 7.But while one analyst believes that scenario, another predictably does not. Keith Bachman of BMO Capital Markets has stated that the iPhone 5 will be a mid-2012 launch for Apple. So that leaves the iPhone 4S to launch in September, right? Not so according to Mike Abramsky of RBC who doesn’t think either the iPhone 5 or 4S will appear in 2011.AdChoices广告So can we expect to see anything announced in the area of smartphones this year by Apple? Abramsky has a theory on that too. The price of the iPhone 4 will drop to $99 and remaining stocks of the 3GS will be offered free to carriers making for some very tempting end-of-year contracts if you don’t mind the ageing hardware of the 3GS.While we understand Apple doesn’t like to announce things until they are ready, the rumors that keep appearing are going to cause growing frustration for users. It’s not just a case of waiting for a device to be launched, it’s a matter of deciding which phone to get on a two-year contract essentially blocking another smartphone purchase for 24 months without incurring high fees.As is usually the case, if you want a next-generation iPhone you are just going to have to sit and wait for Apple to announce a release date. It would be a surprise if Apple didn’t announce something in September, it would also be surprising if it only involved the 3GS going free, especially as Apple will be wanting to push iOS 5 going forward.Read more at PCMag and SAIlast_img read more

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Why should Joy Bangla not be declared the national slogan HC

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why ‘Joy Bangla’ should not be declared as the national slogan, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Kazi Rezaul haque and Mahmudullah issued the rule following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed.Cabinet secretary, law secretary and education secretary were made respondents to the rule.Advocate Bashir said the court will send the copy of the rule to the respondents while Sunday has been fixed for the next hearing.last_img read more

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Comey Fesses Up Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account

first_img Share Former FBI director Jim Comey tweets this pensive photo from Iowa, wearing running shoes in the home of the caucuses. https://t.co/zAXvv3vx76— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 23, 2017 Alex Brandon/APFormer FBI Director James Comey, who re-emerged on the public stage Monday through Twitter, appears at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in June.Update at 3:05 p.m. ET: The Des Moines Register reports Comey was in Iowa for a family party.Look who’s talking.Former FBI Director James Comey, who has cultivated a low public profile since his surprise firing last May, confirmed Monday that he is the author of a Twitter account that was previously anonymous — and signaled that he is going to rejoin the national conversation.Comey tweeted an image of himself standing alone, along the roadside in Iowa, writing, “On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways.”Goodbye Iowa. On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways. pic.twitter.com/DCbu3Yvqt3— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 23, 2017 He’s running!!!!! https://t.co/GfSYl0NsWD— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 21, 2017Comey served as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, deputy U.S. attorney general, and the top lawyer at Lockheed Martin before being named to run the FBI by President Barack Obama. He was abruptly fired by President Trump in May, who said he was thinking about the Russia investigation when he made his decision.He has never occupied elected office, although many of his friends and former colleagues are pushing the idea.Other Twitter users replied to Comey with their own special requests.center_img Earlier this year, a reporter for Gizmodo traced the Twitter account to Comey, after doing what she described as “four hours of sleuthing.” The account, under the pseudonym “Reinhold Niebuhr,” takes the name of a well-known theologian about whom Comey wrote an undergraduate thesis at the College of William & Mary.Another clue: The account is now called @FormerBu, for former, um, bureau. Last week, the account posted two public tweets — an image of a kayaker at West Point, and a photo from Little Round Top, in Gettysburg, Pa., with the line, “Good place to think about leadership and values.”Little Round Top, Gettysburg. Good place to think about leadership and values. pic.twitter.com/o1cKBXrLCl— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 19, 2017Until Monday, however, Comey had not formally acknowledged he was the man behind the account.True to form, the more creative minds on Twitter took things farther afield. “Darth,” a prominent and playful figure on the social media site, noted his presence in Iowa — wearing running shoes — and added a Nike swoosh and the words, “he’s running.” A lot of political reporters took notice of those facts, too.Iowa, eh? https://t.co/lvUMwmUJd1— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) October 23, 2017 Tweeting a copy of the Presidents tax returns would be *super* useful, ya handsome string bean of justice.— Rogue CPI (@RogueCPI) October 23, 2017last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 13

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll preview the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, with Dr. Jared Ball of The Real News Network and assistant professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University. Plus, we’ll have a report on today’s Freddie Gray trial hearing with legal analyst Sheryl Wood and Leigh Maddox of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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Purple Dimension–Prince Tribute Party

first_imgPurple Dimension is a Prince tribute party sponsored by Artfunkaz and Union Arts D.C., which is scheduled to be held on May 21 from 9 p. m. – 3 a. m. The event will feature performances from local artists such as Jenna Camille, Yellokake, Meche Korrect, The Silver Mountain, and more. There is a $10 entry fee and the event is open to the public. Purple Dimension will be held at Union Arts D.C., 411 New York Avenue N.E. For more information, visit facebook.com/unionartsdc.last_img

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Batman Arkham Knight PC version was outsourced

first_imgThe disaster that is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has gamers angry, publisher Warner Bros. apologetic and halting sales, and developer Rocksteady Studios working hard to fix the issues. But it turns out Rocksteady didn’t handle development of the game on PC. Warner Bros. chose to outsource the project.It has been revealed that the external developer handling the port is Iron Galaxy Studios. This came to light when a forum post by Arkham Community Manager Coda said, “We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible” in response to complaints.This accounts for why the console versions of the game are free from the same performance issues–they were handled by a different team altogether.Iron Galaxy Studios has been around since 2008, consisting of two studios located in Chicago and Orlando. They mostly work as contractors for larger developers handling ports. Recently they’ve been tasked with developing Borderlands 2 (PS Vita), Destiny (PS3), Killer Instinct Season Two (Xbox One), Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Xbox One, PS4), and now Arkham Knight. They also handled the PC port of Arkham Origins back in 2013.So it seems likely all the pressure coming from Warner Bros. is being focused on the Iron Galaxy team. Rocksteady may help, but it’s the Iron Galaxy project that needs to be improved to the point of producing a playable game. Regardless of this, though, it still doesn’t explain how Arkham Knight on PC managed to make it through a final testing phase and get greenlit for launch. That fault lies squarely at the publisher’s feet unless they can explain otherwise.last_img read more

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