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2 journalists killed in road accidents in MP, Bihar: families allege murder

first_img(Combining related reports)Bhind (MP)/ Ara (Bihar), Mar 26 (PTI) Two journalists were killed in road accidents in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, police and officials said today, amid allegations by their family members that it could be a case of murder.Sandeep Sharma, who worked for a local news channel in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and who had complained about threats to his life after he carried out a sting operation on illegal sand mining, was today mowed down by a truck in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. Sharma, 35, had told the district administration he feared he could be killed by the sand mafia, his nephew, Vikas Purohit, said in a complaint to the police.The journalist was talking on his phone by the side of Ater Road in Bhind in front of a police station when the truck, used to ferry sand, ran over him, officials said. In Bihar, Naveen Nishchal an Ara-based journalist who worked for a Hindi daily, was among two persons killed when an SUV rammed into their bike in Bhojpur district, with the family alleging that it was a case of murder and that a former village head was behind it, police said.Purohit, in his complaint to the city Kotwali police in Bhind, alleged that Sharma had been facing a threat to his life because of the recent sting operation he had carried out on the sand mafia.”Sandeep had petitioned the Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), Inspector General (IG), Superintendent of Police (SP) and the Human Rights Commission stating that he feared for his life and had demanded security,” Purohit said.advertisementIn his report to the top officials, Sharma had said because of the sting operation against the sand mafia and the Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), the officer was transferred, Purohit claimed.Sharma was to have recorded his statement against the SDPO and was being threatened by unidentified people, Purohit added.Bhind SP Prashant Khare said Sharmas application to the authorities was being examined and the incident probed.The driver of the truck fled the scene after the accident, the police said.”We have formed a Special Investigation Team to probe the entire incident. A case under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) has been registered,” Khare said. Naveen Nishchal and his friend Vijay Singh were riding a motorcycle last night when they were crushed to death by the SUV near Nahsi village in Ara.Irate villagers intercepted the vehicle, but its occupants fled. The mob set the SUV on fire, Avakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Bhojpur, said.Rajesh, brother of Naveen, had alleged in the FIR that it was a case of murder and a former Panchayat Mukhiya Ahmed Ali alias Harsu and his son Dabloo were behind it, the SP said. The Sports Utility Vehicle(SUV) allegedly belonged to Harsu.It was alleged in the FIR that Harsu had been nursing a grouse against the reporter, the SP said.Efforts are on to nab the father-son duo who are absconding, the SP said adding that villagers had also vandalised the house of the ex-village head.Police have been deployed in the village where the situation is tense but under control. PTI COR MAS BNM NAC PR GSN GSN GSNlast_img read more

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No Reversal on Public Smoking Ban – Dr. Ferguson

first_imgHealth Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is adamant that the ban on smoking in specified public places, which becomes effective on Monday, July 15, will not be overturned.“Let me make it clear that we will not reverse this decision, because I believe it is right for Jamaica. I stand by my position, which I maintain is pro-health and not just anti-smoking,” the Minister stated on Monday morning (July 15), at a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister.Dr. Ferguson, in his Sectoral presentation on June 25, announced the ban, and the implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013.As of July 15, there will be a penalty attached to smoking in public places. Businesses and other entities, as described in the regulations, will be legally required to post No Smoking signs at the front of their establishments and in other appropriate areas.No Smoking signs can be downloaded from the Ministry of Health’s website at: moh.gov.jmWhile the ban becomes effective on July 15, the Government has granted a six-month compliance period so that the police, members of the public and managers of certain establishments, can become acquainted with the regulations.Dr. Ferguson noted that the six-month period is not a pass for people to continue smoking in public places, but rather, to put the necessary systems in place to become compliant.Areas designated as no smoking spaces include all enclosed places accessible to the public; public transportation; workplaces; Government-owned and occupied buildings; health facilities including pharmacies; sports and recreational facilities for use by the public; educational institutions; areas specifically for use by children; and places of collective use such as bus stops.The regulations also stipulate that graphic health warnings are placed on packages containing tobacco products. “We will be working with the respective persons to ensure that steps are taken to comply with this aspect of the law within the next six months,” Dr. Ferguson said.The Health Minister also sought to clarify that the Government has not banned smoking and has no intention of trampling on the rights of citizens, who enjoy the practise.“What we have done is ban smoking in specific areas accessible to the public to reduce the ill and unwanted effects of tobacco exposure on the worker, our children, non-smokers and other persons who may not wish to be exposed to second hand smoke,” he explained.In the meantime, Legal Officer, Ministry of Health, Sheryl Dennis, advised that the penalties under the regulation will include a fine of up to $50,000 or three months in prison or both on a first conviction. Where there is a second conviction a person may be fined up to $500,000 or six months in prison or both and on a third conviction, an individual may receive up to 12 months in prison.“When we speak of first, second and third conviction, we’re talking about if the offence has been committed two times. So if there is a second offence and there is a conviction that is where the penalty of up to $500,000 or six months in prison will lie,” she explained.Ms. Dennis further informed that “a judge really has the latitude to impose those sentences, so there is no minimum, but there is actually a ceiling.”Other countries in the region that have instituted a ban on smoking in enclosed and specified public places include Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.last_img read more

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SGX Wraps Up Baltic Exchange Acquisition

first_imgzoom Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) has finalized the acquisition of approved of London-based Baltic Exchange Limited, bringing together complementary strengths of Singapore and London, two of the world’s most important maritime centres.The parties said that the despatch of consideration and payment of the Special Dividend to Baltic Exchange shareholders is expected to take place on November 18.Further to the announcement in late September that Mark Jackson has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Baltic Exchange, the parties confirmed today that he will begin his role on January 31, 2017, while Alex Lenhart, currently UK Country Manager for SGX, will serve as interim CEO.The announcement comes less than a month after UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) granted its approval for Singapore Exchange’s acquisition of Baltic Exchange on October 13.Following a period of extensive consultation with shareholders and other stakeholders, Baltic Exchange shareholders gave their nod to the GBP 87 million takeover by Singapore Exchange on September 26.The acquisition is the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions in the world of exchanges, prompted by the persistent downturn in the shipping industry.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Annual health checkup to be mandatory for Delhi govt staff

first_imgNew Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal accorded in-principal approval on Thursday to the mandatory annual health check-up scheme for all Delhi government employees aged over 40 years, according to a statement. The scheme will also be made part of their annual performance assessment report to ensure its implementation in letter and spirit, it said.According to the statement, the health scheme would prove to be a “milestone” in ensuring good health for the government employees and it would go a long way in improving the overall productivity and efficiency. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The scheme shall benefit approximately 1.5 lakh employees currently working in Delhi Government. Such facilities were so far available to IAS officers and Group A Civil Services Officers only,” it stated. “The lieutenant governor accorded in-principle approval to the mandatory ‘Annual Health Check up Scheme’ in respect of all employees under Government of NCT of Delhi, aged 40 years and above,” the statement said. The employee concerned will be able to visit any of the empanelled hospitals for the check-up and will be eligible for reimbursement. It added that Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev had been requested to work out the modalities for getting the annual health check-up by each and every employee irrespective of their grade in service.last_img read more

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US Islamic Center Serving Thousands to Host Special Ramadan Event

Rabat – The Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in New Jersey will host an event on Friday, May 3, in preparation for Ramadan. After the maghrib prayer time at sunset, ICPC has put together a special program of guest speakers. Among them will be Sheikh Nady Kishk; the imam of ICPC, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Qatanani; Sheikh Abdul Hameed Askam; the imam of the ICPC Clifton campus, Sheikh Osamah Salhia; and Sheikh Yousef Bakeer, the ICPC youth development manager.The ICPC was established in 1990 in Paterson, New Jersey, which has one of the largest Muslim communities in the US. The center serves a congregant base of over 25,000 people. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and begins at the first observance of the new crescent moon, meaning the date varies from year to year. The month of fasting, prayer, and reflection lasts for 29 or 30 days, depending on the length of the lunar cycle. Ramadan honors the moment the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.On Saturday, May 4, Saudi Arabia will begin observing the moon to determine the start of Ramadan. Morocco will begin observation the next day, along with Palestine, Sudan, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt among others. The US and the UK expect to see the crescent moon Sunday and begin fasting Monday.However, in most Arab countries, the crescent moon is expected to form on the evening on Sunday, May 5, but will not be able to be seen after sunset, meaning the moon will be seen the next day on Monday, May 6, starting Ramadan. Fasting will then begin May 7. Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the fast, will most likely fall on June 4 this year in Morocco. Read also: Reminder: Clocks in Morocco Will Go Back One Hour for Ramadan read more

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To sustain growth tourism sector must take action against climate change –

According to the Davos Declaration, reached at the conclusion of a three-day meeting in the Swiss town, “the tourism sector must rapidly respond to climate change, within the evolving UN framework, if it is to grow in a sustainable manner.”Additionally, it stressed the role tourism can play in addressing climate change to promote both sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight ambitious targets to slash poverty and other social and economic ills by 2015.The second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism was organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and was supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Swiss Government.“We know that the solutions for climate change and for poverty are interrelated,” said UNWTO Assistant Secretary-General Geoffrey Lipman. “We leave Davos more optimistic about our future on the common agreement to build upon [the] quadruple bottom line sustainability of economic, social, environmental and climate responsiveness.”At Davos, he added, the entire tourism sector pledged to contribute to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s global road map for the major climate change meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in December.This meeting seeks to determine future action on mitigation, adaptation, the global carbon market and financing responses to climate change for the period after the expiration of the Kyoto Protocol – the current global framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – in 2012.Participants at the Davos meeting have concluded that the tourism sector must lessen its greenhouse gas emissions, derived from transport and accommodation activities; adapt tourism businesses and destinations to alter their practices; utilize technology to bolster energy efficiency; and obtain financial resources to assist poor regions and countries.Stefanos Fotiou, who heads UNEP’s Tourism Unit, underscored the extremely important and positive role tourism can play in tackling the main issues the world faces today.The tourism industry is “challenged by climate change and at the same time is not an insignificant contribute to greenhouse gas emissions,” he said. “The Conference has also demonstrated that, through a more intelligent and better managed development trajectory, tourism can assist in combating poverty in developing countries, in reducing its own carbon footprint and make a contribution to the conservation of natural and nature-based resources.”Together, the Davos Declaration and the results of the meeting will form the basis of the UNWTO Minister’s Summit on Tourism and Climate Change to be held in London on 13 November, and will also be presented at the Bali conference. 3 October 2007The tourism industry must meet the challenges posed by climate change if it is to continue its growth, a United Nations-backed conference announced today. read more

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Buckeye offense looks to keep up the pace against Maryland

Sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson (2) catches a touchdown pass during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorAfter a slow start to the season, the Ohio State offense is starting to get up to speed.As the Buckeyes head into Big Ten play Saturday, they are trying to build on a record-setting performance from their game against Cincinnati in which they accumulated 710 yards of total offense and totaled 45 first downs.The offensive output did not come as a surprise to redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein, who said even after the Virginia Tech game in which OSU allowed seven sacks, the offensive line has always believed in its abilities.“We never really lacked confidence. That’s the standard of how the offensive line at Ohio State plays and we played to that standard on Saturday and we are going to keep playing to that standard,” Elflein said. “The standard was set last year, and that’s how we have to play.”Last season, the Buckeyes ranked fifth in the country running the football as they averaged 308.6 yards per game on the ground. OSU currently ranks 23rd in rush yards per game with 241.5 yards per game.Contributing to the bulk of OSU’s yards on the ground against Cincinnati was sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who made his presence felt against the Bearcats as he rushed for a career-high 182 yards on 28 carries.Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said Monday he expects Elliott to continue his play against the Maryland defense on Saturday.“He’s playing with very low pad level and so he plays with great energy. He’s explosive. And he finishes runs with great pad level,” Warinner said. “And he doesn’t want to make direct contact. Ezekiel is playing great right now. We just have to keep him going.”Despite only accumulating an average of 195.3 rushing yards per game in its first three games, the Buckeye offense amassed 380 yards rushing against the Bearcats to go along with 330 yards passing.Coach Urban Meyer said he would like to see more steadiness on offense.“What I think is going on best is the balance right now. When you start looking up at the scoreboard and you see 250 or 300 (yards) each that’s a good sign,” Meyer said Wednesday. “The last two years have been kind of run-dominated and to win those big games you can’t be 220 run and 68 pass. You’re going to lose that game.”The passing efficiency of redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett is something that has greatly contributed to the offensive surge for OSU. Barrett became the first Buckeye quarterback since Troy Smith in 2005 to account for back-to-back 300 yard passing games.Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said that he never has any doubt that Barrett will perform.“That’s just how he is. He is a great leader,” Heuerman said Wednesday. “He is super poised, and it doesn’t surprise me how he handles his business.”Barrett, who has been nicknamed by some in the program as “the distributor,” has done just that, as seven offensive players have caught five or more passes on the season.One of those players is sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson, who led OSU in receptions with six against Cincinnati and has earned high praise from Meyer.“He is so little, and when you are in a balanced offense, you gotta be able to block and do all of the things,” Meyer said. “He was a little bit of a token player last year. But he has gained 15 pounds, he is stronger and is much more suitable. Also, he is the kind of guy that we wanted to run him a little bit.”Wilson has become a much more important part of OSU’s offense as he has totaled 11 receptions and nine carries for a total of 238 yards and a touchdown in the first four games of the season. His 11 catches are good for second on the team behind only redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas (13).His pass catching is something that Meyer said Wilson has been working on since the offseason.“He has got pretty good hands,” Meyer said. “He is a little bit of a body catcher, but he has really worked hard on it. I like where he is heading.”Despite all of its playmakers, Meyer said his Buckeye offense will need to continue to be efficient to compete against Maryland’s defense.“Athletically they are really good. They do enough change up where there (are) two different looks you have to prepare for in the secondary,” he said. “They are the most athletic defense we have faced so far this year.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Maryland on Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

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Nick tells court of alleged abuse at hands of Lord Bramall as

The prosecution closed its case on Tuesday against Mr Beech, who denies 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud at Newcastle Crown Court.Collingwood Thompson QC, defending, confirmed to the court on Tuesday that Beech will address accusations that he lied about the Westminster VIP paedophile ring. Over the past seven weeks, the prosecution has alleged that Beech, who has admitted charges of making indecent images of children and voyeurism, is a manipulative paedophile and a fantasist.They say his claims that he was sadistically sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s by a powerful ring of paedophiles, including senior politicians, Army top brass and security chiefs, were lies and he fraudulently claimed £22,000 in compensation.The Metropolitan Police launched the £2 million Operation Midland probe into his allegations, the jury has heard, but it finished without making a single arrest.Among those he accused were Sir Edward Heath, the former prime minister, Lord Brittan, the former home secretary, Field Marshall Lord Bramall, the former head of the Army, and former MPs, Harvey Proctor and Greville Janner.Police later raided the homes of Lord Brittan, Lord Bramall and Mr Proctor and subjected “suspects” to hours of questioning. Asked to describe what it felt like, Mr Beech replied: “Indescribable pain. Like I was being ripped apart from the inside out. At the time I didn’t understand why it was happening.”  Mr Beech said his stepfather just left him on the cubicle floor with blood on his trousers and it was other boy, John, who came to help him up.He told the jury that after that incident the alleged abuse became a regular occurrence and he was also introduced to men including General Bramall. Carl Beech being questioned by QC Mr Collingwood Thompson Lord Bramall Credit:Geoff Pugh Lord Bramall  But he said after a while the alleged abuse escalated until he was eventually raped in a public place.He told the jury that they had been visiting a safari park in Buford with an army colleague of Major Beech and his stepson, John, when he was taken into the public lavatory.”John and I were taken into the toilets by respective stepfathers and that is where it happened for the first time,” he told the jury.”My stepfather came into the cubicle with me. What I didn’t know then but what I know now is that he raped me.”I didn’t know what was happening. I tried to struggle and scream and I couldn’t because he had a hand over my mouth.” On another occasion, Mr Beech, claimed he was taken to a disused building at the Imber army base, where he was abused along with a group of other boys.”I was undressed and tied to a wall by my hands…they were stabbing something into my feet and hands, later on they put a lighter to my feet.”I can remember screaming and crying, which they didn’t like. The pain was different to what I had felt before and that is my main memory of that time.”Describing his early childhood, he said when he had first moved in with the army major, he was excited about having a father, but he had not been made welcome in the house.Mr Beech claimed his stepfather soon started kissing and touching him, which had left him feeling confused and uncomfortable. Carl Beech being questioned by QC Mr Collingwood ThompsonCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Mr Beech claimed to have been regularly removed from school so that abuse could take place at scores of locations, including military bases, private houses and clubs around the country.But when detectives examined his school records they discovered he had a near perfect attendance, even winning a headmasters’ award one year when the abuse was supposed to have been at its height.Despite claiming to have been beaten, tortured and abused on a regular basis and telling detectives he had been left with numerous fractures, burns and scars, there was nothing in his childhood medical records to support the claims, the court heard.Mr Beech told detectives that members of the gang had killed a school friend of his called Scott in a hit and run in 1979, describing in a tearful police interview how they had left him to die in the road.But Tony Badenoch QC, prosecuting, said extensive police inquiries had failed to find any evidence to suggest such a boy existed.Mr Beech denies 12 count of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud and the trial continues. He went on: “I was just left on the floor and General Bramall left. My stepfather came back in and put my clothes back on.”Earlier in the trial Lord Bramall, who is now 95, told the jury that the claims that had been made against him were “preposterous”, adding: “It is so very difficult to understand how it could possibly have been made up other then by someone who specialises in sci-fi fictions.” The man who sparked the VIP sex abuse inquiry after telling police he had been abused by a group of high profile figures has told the court of his alleged abuse at the hands of General Edwin Brammall at an Army barracks.  Carl Beech, who was known by the pseudonym, Nick, told Newcastle Crown Court described the first occasion on which he claimed to have been introduced to General Bramall – now Lord Bramall. Mr Beech said: “I wasn’t there for very long. He touched my head, he touched my body. I had to undress and then to dress again.”He said throughout the alleged incident, General Bramall had not said a word, but afterwards his stepfather had been “happy”.Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Beech claimed he was raped by his stepfather Raymond Beech – who was married to his mother at the time – at a wildlife park in Oxfordshire in the 1970s.Mr Beech told the court that on a second occasion he had been taken to a house within Wilton Barracks, where he had been introduced to a group of men, who included Field Marshal Roland Gibbs and General Sir Hugh Beach.He said General Bramall has asked the other men to leave the room and then asked what happened next, he replied: “He undressed me and ended up doing to me what my stepfather had done to me.” 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. read more

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Group A Spain beat Qatar for the first place

Spain, Qatar and Slovenia almost secured TOP 3 places in Group A at the 24th World Handball Championship in Qatar. Brazilian guys will have to proved their fourth position against Chile in the last round…Slovenia: Brazil 35:32 (19:18)Gajic 11, Skube 5; Ribeiro 6, Chiuffa and Petrus 4Chile: Belarus 23:34 (20:29)Salinas 6, Cania 3; S. Rutenka in Pukhouski 8Qatar: Spain 25:28 (10: 8)Markovic 10, Capote 5; Rivera 7, Thomas 6STANDINGS:Spain 8Qatar 6Slovenia 6Brazil 2Belarus 2Chile 0 handballQatar 2015Qatar handballSpain ← Previous Story Claude Onesta after draw with Iceland: Good result for us Next Story → Group B: Croatia win Balkan derby – Tunisia beat BIH for eight-final

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Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt but tensions there are

first_img Juan Guaidó appears in a video with apparent military figures yesterday Source: Twitter The 35-year-old National Assembly leader was filmed outside the La Carlota air base, adding the shock value of featuring key opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez at his side, saying he had been released from years of house arrest by soldiers.Later, demonstrators clashed violently with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Caracas, spurred by Guaido’s call.Several armoured military vehicles ran into the crowd, injuring some of the protesters. Rioters later blocked a highway with a bus and set it on fire. Source: Guardian News/YouTubeBut amidst the rioting, there was little sign that Maduro’s grip on the military had slipped, and he claimed on Twitter that the military chiefs had assured him of their “total loyalty”.Guaido has planned a mass protest today aimed at toppling the president for the workers’ 1 May holiday, which has heightened fears that the crisis will turn violent.“Across all of Venezuela, we will be in the streets,” Guaido said yesterday, as he repeated calls for the armed forces to join “Operation Freedom” to overthrow Maduro.Maduro is also due to lead a May Day rally in Caracas, and declared victory over the uprising yesterday, congratulating the armed forces for having “defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes”.He also vowed that yesterday’s events would “not go unpunished”, claiming that prosecutors would launch criminal proceedings for crimes against the constitution.Whether more extensive violence erupts today remains to be seen, but the world will be watching for what could yet be another step up in Venezuela’s ongoing crisis.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019. 8,623 Views Wednesday 1 May 2019, 12:22 PM An anti-government protester walks near a bus that was set on fire by opponents of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro yesterday By Stephen McDermott Image: Fernando Llano/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4614319 Share3 Tweet Email Short URL An anti-government protester walks near a bus that was set on fire by opponents of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro yesterday Image: Fernando Llano/PA Images May 1st 2019, 12:22 PM VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS appears to be heating up, after the country’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido claimed to have military backing to topple its elected president, Nicolas Maduro.Tensions have mounted in the country since Guaidó declared himself interim president in January, a move backed by the United States and other major countries.That followed years of economic downturn which has seen hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, and power cuts across the oil-rich South American country.Millions of Venezuelans have also left the country in recent years, and now Maduro claims to be fighting an attempted coup against him.So what exactly is behind the crisis?Elected governmentMatters first came to a head on 23 January, when opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself acting president and said he would assume the powers of the executive branch in defiance of the elected president, Nicolas Maduro.Maduro was sworn in to a second six-year term in office two weeks previously, but his opponents – including some neighbouring South American countries and the US – questioned the legitimacy of the vote.During his first term, the country’s economy declined rapidly, leading many Venezuelans to blame him and the socialist government for the country’s poor fortunes. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a small copy of the constitution at his inauguration ceremony on January 10 Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesWithin minutes of Guaido’s announcement US President Donald Trump issued a statement declaring Maduro “illegitimate” and calling the Guaido-led National Assembly “the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people”.A dozen regional countries soon followed suit, with Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Canada among those backing Guaido, although Mexico and Cuba stood firm in support of Maduro — as did the country’s powerful military.Maduro responded by breaking off diplomatic ties with the “imperialist” US government, giving its diplomats 72 hours to leave.He claimed Guaidó’s move was a power play by the US to oust him, saying that he was the constitutional president and would remain so.Divided oppositionHowever, thousands of Venezuelans abroad — from Madrid to Lima to Santiago in Chile — welcomed Guaido’s announcement at the time.“I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections,” the 35-year-old told supporters in January.Since being elected president of the National Assembly in December, Guaido has managed to rally a divided opposition.Maduro presided over a deepening economic crisis that has left millions in poverty as the country faces shortages of basic necessities such as food and medicine.Some 2.3 million people have fled the country since 2015, according to the United Nations, while the International Monetary Fund says inflation will hit a staggering 10,000,000% this year.Guaido accused Maduro of being a usurper following his disputed re-election last year, with the European Union among those to dismiss the election as a fraud. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Source: PA ImagesAfter Maduro accused Washington of trying to foment “a fascist coup”, the US responded by imposing further sanctions on the oil company PDVSA and its US subsidiary Citgo.The latter has refineries, pipelines and stakes in oil terminals inside the US – and given control over its accounts to Guaido to ‘safeguard’ the assets.Donald Trump also claimed that military intervention was “an option” on 3 February, and many believe the latest developments are an attempt by the US to see a Washington-friendly leader imposed in Venezuela, although no such intervention has been forthcoming.Later that month, tonnes of US food aid began piling up along the border with Colombia, with Maduro refusing to allow the aid into the country because he felt it was a cover for a US invasion.May Day ralliesDespite the ongoing turmoil, Maduro appeared to have the crucial backing of Venezuela’s military and security forces, who assisted in blocking aid from entering the country.But yesterday, Guaido appeared alongside armed, uniformed men to call on the military to abandon Maduro, who called the incident an “attempted coup”. Juan Guaido appears at a rally in Venezuela in April Source: Zuma Press/PA ImagesBut while some 50 nations, including Ireland, have declared support for Guaido, Maduro still has powerful backers, notably Russia, China, Cuba, Iran and Turkey.And despite his international support, the would-be president also does not have much power to do anything in Venezuela legally.US sanctionsThe country’s declining fortunes have also been linked to its relations with the US, which have been fraught since Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez – who died in 2013 – came to power in 1999.During his 14 years in power, Chavez hit out at former US president George Bush as “the Devil”, “a coward”, “a killer”, “a liar”, “a donkey”, “an ignoramus” and “a psychologically sick man”.In 2017, Washington forbid US citizens and companies from buying Venezuelan public debt or stakes in state-owned energy company PDVSA, which Caracas blames for the country’s dire shortages of food and medecines.Even after this, the country had been exporting 500,000 barrels of oil a day to US companies, which accounted for three-quarters of its liquidity by the end of last year. Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on? The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today. 35 Comments last_img read more

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Borough Looks At Establishing Whistleblower Policy

first_imgThe ordinance will be up for introduction at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday. The ordinance prohibits the borough from taking actions that discriminate against an employee orpotential bidder for reporting to a public body or official a “matter of public concern”. A “matter of public concern” is defined to include a violation of law, a danger to public health or safety, and other types of official misconduct. Cooper: “The ordinance is based on Alaska ‘s whistleblower protection statutes but more specifically relates to the borough.”center_img The ordinance was introduced by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper: “I found our borough does not have a whistleblower policy, and with the current political climate locally and nationally, it is important for our borough to be held to the highest standards in transparency and ethical behavior.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at an ordinance to enact local provisions for protection of whistleblowers.last_img read more

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GOP unites behind Trump after weekend defections

first_imgDonald Trump in Trump Tower. 2015 file photo: Michael VadonBoth of Alaska’s U.S. senators said over the weekend they won’t support Republican Donald Trump for president, not after seeing him brag on a 2005 videotape that being a star meant he was free to grab women by the private parts. Rep. Charisse Millett, an Anchorage Republican and the state House majority leader, also announced Sunday she’s no longer supporting Trump. But as of today, the Republican party in Alaska was officially sticking with Trump.Listen Now Republican state party chairman Tuckerman Babcock says he sent out an email Sunday night reminding party officers they can’t publicly support anyone but Trump for president. And, he says, speaking negatively about Trump, is, in effect, supporting a rival.“Well, you can be neutral or you can be supportive,” he said, “but you can’t be in opposition to a Republican candidate and stay on the Central Committee and be an officer of the party.”Tuckerman Babcock, left, and Jerry Ward at the 2016 GOP National Convention. Photo by Lawrence Ostrovsky)Babcock reminded party officers of that same rule when Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller entered the U.S. Senate race last month, as a Libertarian. A few party officials did resign then, to publicly support Miller over incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski. Babcock says he doesn’t know of anyone resigning their party office now to they can renounce Trump, other than the two U.S. senators. (The senators are, by virtue of their elected office, automatic members of the State Central Committee of the party, but Babcock says they agreed to resign until after the election.) He says the calls he’s fielded and the comments on the party’s Facebook page show something else.“The main thing that I heard was distress over whether or not expression of these opinions would cause Hillary Clinton to be elected,” he said.Murkowski announced Saturday she can’t support Trump. She said the offensive comments he made in 2005 reveal his true character. Babcock says as a candidate, she’s free to speak her mind. But the Republican Party of Alaska re-posted her statement and the blowback has been fierce. At least, that’s how it looks on Facebook. Dozens of people have called Murkowski out for turning against the party’s nominee.The campaign coordinator for Trump Alaska 2016, Jerry Ward, wouldn’t acknowledge any Republican distress by Trump’s comments on the 2005 video.“Alaska absolutely is going to vote for Trump-Pence,” said the former state senator. “We’re a Republican state and our presidential candidate has said that he is going to develop our resources.”Ward wasn’t budging off that point. His response to a direct question about fallout from the video — “What do you say to folks who were upset by the video and who think that person shouldn’t be president?” – yielded the same message: “People in Alaska are going to vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. They want to have a bright future,” he said.For his part, Trump posted on Twitter that Republicans who abandon him are “self-righteous hypocrites” and he says they’ll lose their elections.last_img read more

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Walker administration looks for panelists to discuss controversial Roadless Rule

first_imgRemains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Governor Bill Walker’s administration is looking for Alaskans to serve on an advisory committee that will shape the future of the Tongass National Forest.Listen nowIn August, the U.S. Forest Service announced it would be considering building new roads in the wilder parts of the Tongass. This is different from the federal legislation most states have to follow.The committee will discuss which areas in the Tongass could have new roads. Alaska’s congressional delegation has said having enough access to timber and mining opportunities is a priority.The governor’s office says it’s seeking applications for a “diverse” panel of up to 13 people, including Alaska Native regional corporations and tribes, local governments and environmental groups as well as interests from tourism, mining, energy, timber and fishing.Meredith Trainor, from the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, says her organization is still deciding whether they’ll apply.“Of course, I think any environmental group that’s paying attention to these issues is going consider putting their hat in the ring to be able to be at the table,” Trainor said.Trainor is skeptical the governor’s office will be able to select a balanced committee to oversee the future of road building in the Tongass, since it was the state that asked for an Alaska Roadless Rule exemption in the first place.But a spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Forestry says the agency is committed to bringing a broad range of objective people together.It’s expected the group will be appointed in the next two weeks.last_img read more

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Someone Finally Gets One Over on Varga on Fargo

first_img Carrie Coon Joins Infinity War, A Strange Sequel and More MCU NewsFargo Leaves the End of its Story Up to Us Stay on target We’ve reached the penultimate episode of the season. With only the finale to go, it was cathartic when someone finally proved to be an unreachable thorn in Varga’s side. Sadly, it was not Gloria Burgle, who could really use a win. Especially after this week. Things don’t start out all bad for her, though they could be better. Emmit confesses to killing his brother, but doesn’t mention anything about Varga or the current state of his business. But hey, at least that’s one mystery solved. For now.The scene where Emmit confesses might be one of this season’s best. It’s just two people talking, but both Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon give stirring performances. You can feel how tormented and heartbroken Emmit is over what happened. He admits that everything Ray said was true. Emmit did trick Ray into taking the car over the stamps, and he’d felt guilty about it ever since. It’s a simple, slow yet captivating scene between two fantastic actors. It made me wish we’d gotten more scenes between the brothers before Ray died. If this guilt had been allowed to surface earlier, maybe we would have been more invested in their feud.Unfortunately, Burgle’s victory doesn’t last long. Varga has a plan to get Emmit out of jail before he can be implicated in anything. He has Meemo kill two other people with the last name of Stussy, first with a piece of glass, second by gluing his mouth and nose shut. By copying the methods of the last two Stussy murders, and making sure to leave evidence behind, they’re able to make Dammik think he’s dealing with a serial killer who switches up his methods. And wouldn’t you know it? The evidence points to a homeless man with a violent past. The man confesses to all four Stussy murders, saying he was molested by a man named Stussy as a child.Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle, Ewan McGregor as Emmit Stussy (Photo via FX)All this leads to an infuriating scene where Dammik’s laziness and stupidity reach a new low. Refusing to consider any of Burgle’s evidence, he lays out the neatly-packaged explanation that’s been all but hand-delivered to him. Is he lazy? Stupid? Corrupt? Or does he just not want to believe that a woman would be a better chief of police than he is? Whatever the reason, after telling his very simple story of what happened, he orders Burgle to let Emmit go. His confession must just be a false memory brought on by grief. Burgle knows just how close she is to solving this case, and having it taken from her so abruptly destroys her.She and Winnie Lopez head to the bar, where we’re treated to Carrie Coon’s best scene of the entire season (so far). She just lays everything out for us. She compares herself to the android from her stepfather’s book, wandering the universe saying, “I can help,” but being unable to. She talks about her divorce, how she still doesn’t understand why her husband had to leave. She talks about how technology doesn’t recognize her, and she wonders if she even exists.Such naked character analysis being spoken aloud by the character in question could have been awkward and unnecessary. Coon’s performance makes it work. She delivers the monologue with urgency, and you get the sense she needed this moment to put things into perspective. It also does the same thing for the audience. As the show gets closer to wrapping things up, these one-on-one confessional scenes are an engaging way to make sure all the pieces are in place for the finale. Thankfully, Burgle does get one small victory this episode. After Lopez assures her that she is real, and gives her a long, comforting hug, she goes to the bathroom and finds that the automatic faucet and soap dispenser work for her. Something recognized her as a person. That’s enough to keep her going.Olivia Sandoval as Winnie Lopez, Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle (Photo via FX)Seeing Burgle struggle made it so satisfying to watch someone finally triumph over Varga. Mr. Wrench and Nikki Swango didn’t die or run off to Canada. They’ve spent the last three months preparing to hurt Varga. They hijack his truck, and take a briefcase full of hard drives out. When Nikki tries to ransom the hard drives for a couple of million dollars, she and Wrench are one step ahead of Varga the entire time. They meet in a public place, and Varga has somehow made sure that everyone is wearing the same outfit he is. Nikki guesses he has a sniper trained on her somewhere, and Wrench takes care of him. Varga offers her a job, but she doesn’t want to work for him. She wants to hurt him. Not only is that the coolest line of the episode, it sets up a very important point for the finale: Varga isn’t untouchable. It’s possible that Burgle may not be able to catch him, but we can take some comfort in knowing that Nikki will make his life hell. Either way, things are going to get a lot more difficult for Varga. The episode ends with the IRS auditor from earlier this season being sent a package. Inside are the books for Stussy’s parking company.After a hit-and-miss third season, things seem to be coming together in these last two episodes. Fargo spent this season experimenting with its formula, and only now is it really paying off. We got fantastic emotional moments from Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon, and we’re starting to see how things could wrap up. David Thewlis has a great line when Varga picks Emmit up from the police station: “The problem is not that there is evil in the world. The problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?” Varga is the most evil antagonist Fargo has had. He’s also especially scary because, using story and propaganda as his weapons, he always seems to win. There’s been a persistent concern that Burgle might not be able to catch him, and that still stands. How do you defeat someone who can manipulate reality with a story? Then, we remember Paul Marrane, who sent Nikki and Wrench on the path they’re currently on. Could he be the good in the world compared to Varga’s evil? And will that be enough to defeat him? We’ll find out for sure where all this leads in next week’s finale.last_img read more

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John Carmack is developing games for the Oculus Rift

first_imgWhen John Carmack announced he was leaving id Software to focus completely on Oculus Rift development, it did come as a shock to many. Carmack’s resume includes Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, and Rage, and his talents as a game engine developer are unmatched. So losing him as an actual game developer was a blow.But it turns out Carmack isn’t just focusing on making the Oculus Rift hardware better, he’s also developing games and experiences for it. In fact, it looks as though Oculus Rift as a company is gearing up to become a game developer and publisher alongside offering gamers an affordable virtual reality headset.Oculus Rift won’t be successful without it has wide support from the industry as a whole. And while it’s true that game developers have been integrating support for the Rift into their titles and engines, there’s an opportunity for some unique experiences alongside improving support for any games that opt to use the headset.Brendan Iribe, CEO at Oculus Rift, and Aaron Davies, director of developer relations there, have this week confirmed that Carmack is indeed working on games for the headset. It’s actually just the start of an internal development team the company is putting together to develop its own titles. A hiring spree this year will also put people in place to take care of publishing, meaning developers not only get support, they could have their Rift-enabled games published through the company.Internal games development bodes very well for the future of Oculus Rift. The fact Carmack is heading it up should have gamers excited, but it also means the Rift could launch alongside one or more killer titles, maybe even a new FPS franchise exclusive to the Rift.last_img read more

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Update On Further Discount The ILIFE V8 Smart Vacuum With 6 Cleaning

first_imgUpdate: Now you can get a $20 discount on the iLIFE V8 Mop And Vacuum. Simply use the code: XHL6-VJKMUH-QA78JV and avail the discount. Do make sure that the discount starts today at 6 AM PDT and ends on June 30, 2018, 11:59 PM PDT. So act fast.If you’re a clean freak or just want to get the job done, the ILIFE’s new V8 Robotic Mop and Vacuum Cleaner haves got you covered. The device boasts advanced technology within that sets itself apart from the rest of the competition. Moreover, it not only gets the job done perfectly but also packs a sleek design with an LCD Display with a bevy of different cleaning modes which we will talk about later on. So let’s see some more details on the ILIFE V8.ILIFE V8 Mop And Vacuum Cleaner Packs Advanced Tech Inside With 6 Different Cleaning ModesThe ILIFE V8 caters to your varying needs with 6 different cleaning modes. In addition to this, you have the ability to switch between modes using a remote control so the transition is seamless. The enhanced suction strength improves the cleaning performance for stuff like pet and carpet lint. Moreover, on a harder surface, the cleaning process is immaculate.Get The ILIFE V8 Mop ANd Vacuum CleanerThe ILIFE V8 Robotic Mop and Vacuum Cleaner also feature a Multi-task programmable schedule system as well. This ensures that you can program the cleaner to clean at any given time of the day or week. The operation is pretty simple so you’re good there. The dustbin packed inside the ILIFE V8 is quite large with a 0.75L capacity which allows for more space for the dirt to be stored. The bigger capacity ensures not so often changing times.In case of your mopping needs the ILIFE V8 supports an innovative water tank system and a wet scrub auto spa if you’re using it on a harder surface. Using the advanced i-dropping tech inside, the overall process of mopping more efficient. It also mops on a way as to prevent damage to the hard surface underneath – perfect for wooden floors.If you’re interested in getting the ILIFE’s new Mop and Vacuum Cleaner for yourself, you can get it for just $259.99. In comparison, the ILIFE V8 has a lot more to offer than its competitors and gives you the best value for the buck. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the efficiency and advanced tech inside the ILIFE V8? Let us know in the comments. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 03, 2013 Early COPD Diagnosis Possible with Nuclear Medicine V/Q imaging has the potential to study and diagnose the early stages of COPD News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Related Content Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more April 3, 2013 — In vivo ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging can detect early changes to the lung caused by cigarette smoke exposure and provides a noninvasive method for studying lung dysfunction in preclinical models, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. These measures have the potential to be applied clinically to study and diagnose the early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).“Our preclinical study suggests that not only can V/Q imaging detect early and small changes in lung pathology, the type of V/Q mismatching could provide insight into the underlying pathologies, which current measures of lung function are unable to do,” said N. Renee Labiris, Ph.D., one of the authors of the study “Detection of Lung Dysfunction Using Ventilation and Perfusion SPECT in a Mouse Model of Chronic Cigarette Smoke Exposure.”In the study, groups of mice were exposed to cigarette smoke for 50 minutes twice daily, five days a week, for either eight or 24 weeks. Age-matched control groups of mice were also included in the study for comparison. After the final cigarette smoke exposure, V/Q single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was performed, followed by a computed tomography (CT) scan. Histologic lung sections were then collected and a semiautomated quantitative analysis of airspace enlargement was applied to whole histology slices.Upon analysis, functional impairment was noted in the lungs due to increased inflammation and airspace enlargement. This functional impairment, measured with SPECT V/Q imaging, identified COPD characteristics before CT was able to detect structural changes in the lungs. In addition, V/Q mismatching progressively increased during cigarette smoke exposure in mice compared to age-matched control mice and offered insight into the underlying pathology causing COPD.“V/Q imaging is a common nuclear medicine technique, and SPECT/CT systems are increasingly used in clinical practice,” said Labiris. “As such, the technology examined in this study can be carried out in both preclinical and clinical settings, enabling researchers to translate preclinical investigations of disease, associated functional abnormalities and future drug targets into an improved understanding and management of the disease in patients.”For more information: www.snmmi.org News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more last_img read more

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After prolonged dispute Miss Nicaragua 2013 loses her crown

first_imgMANAGUA – Miss Nicaragua 2013 Nastassja Bolívar had her crown taken away, according to a statement from the country’s local Miss Universe franchise. The surprise move has shocked the country.The director of the franchise, Karen Celebertti, decided that Bolívar “will have no involvement in the official events” for the Miss Nicaragua Organization. Celebertti alleged that the conflict began shortly after Bolívar was elected to represent Nicaragua, and insubordination led to the beauty queen losing her title.Bolívar, 25, who resides in Miami, Florida, landed in the final 16 of the Miss Universe pageant held in Russia in November of last year (Miss Costa Rica also attained a spot in the top 16). Bolívar won first place in the category of Best National Costume among the 89 participants.The beauty queen reacted to the decision by saying that “with or without the crown” she intends to support any cultural or social project that requires her participation in and out of Nicaragua. But she has said little else about the situation.The disagreements between Bolívar and Celebertti were evident over the weekend when the reigning queen did not participate in the presentation of Miss Nicaragua 2014 candidates.However, the origin of the conflict occurred before the Miss Universe pageant, when Bolívar “in her own decision” left pageant preparation in Nicaragua and moved to Miami, Celebertti said in the statement. She added that the beauty queen also removed her manager, and gave that role to her mother.Celebertti said to avoid giving the country a bad image, she allowed Bolívar to enter Miss Universe, and paid her entry fee, airplane ticket and baggage.The dispute between the two women has sparked reactions on social media and in the press, with Bolívar and Celebertti receiving heaps of support and criticism.Ex-Miss Nicaragua 1991 Ana Pereira said she was worried for the “painful image” that’s being sent by Celebertti’s decision. She said the country ought to be above egos and whims. Facebook Comments Related posts:Bluefields: The dream of independence for a forgotten colonial harbor Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal Nicaragua seizes cocaine on board small aircraft from Costa Rica Costa Rica’s ambassador to US weighs in on the migrant dilemmalast_img read more

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Now is a great time to arrange cheap flights to th

first_imgNow is a great time to arrange cheap flights to the Balearic Islands for a short autumn break, the Spanish Tourism Office has said.With a number of inexpensive flights available to the Mediterranean islands from London, Manchester and other regional airports, the organisation said the Balearics are an excellent destination to secure some autumn sunshine.Carmen Hernandex Gomez, the Spanish Tourism Office’s market analyst, said among Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca’s highlights are some excellent cycling routes.”With direct flights from London, Manchester and other airports the Balearics are the perfect spot for a short break,” she commented.”Rent a bike and try any of the cycling routes; many hotels rent road bikes or mountain bikes.”Ms Hernandez went on to say that another of the Balearics’ highlights is getting to know the locals and the islands’ culture, which is especially prevalent at the weekend markets.Monarch Airlines recently revealed that its flights to Palma, the Balearics’ capital, were among its most popular routes during September, with its services achieving a passenger load factor of 95.31 percent.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWhere to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school…Monarch launches Cyprus routesBudget airline Monarch is to bolster its presence at London and Manchester airports by offering new regular flights to Cyprus.Millions of Brits flying on holiday this weekendMillions of Brits flying on holiday this weekendlast_img read more

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