10 months agoVan Dijk: Liverpool will ask me about De Ligt if we want him

first_imgVan Dijk: Liverpool will ask me about De Ligt if we want himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits there’s little talk about Matthijs de Ligt.The Ajax stopper is expected to leave for a major European power, though Van Dijk says there’s been little talk of his Holland teammate at Melwood.He told AD: “It does not work like that. A big club like Liverpool has so many scouts looking around, they will keep an eye on him. “If they want to know something, I’ll hear about it.”Asked how much he would pay for De Ligt, Van Dijk laughed: “Well, less than that for me, hahaha. But Ajax is in a luxurious position. We will see.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ezekiel Elliott Just Trashed Jim Harbaugh On The Paul Finebaum Show

first_imgEzekiel elliott talks about Jim Harbaugh on the Paul Finebaum show.Jim Harbaugh was only Michigan’s head coach for one of the program’s three rivalry contests against Ohio State during Ezekiel Elliott’s tenure, but he seems to have made quite an impression on the star running back. Friday, Elliott, who is going through the ESPN car wash today, trashed Harbaugh, telling Paul Finebaum that he’s “tired” of hearing about him. Elliott also called out Harbaugh for talking smack when he hasn’t won a rivalry game. Yikes.“I’m tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh he needs to get in check with reality” – @EzekielElliott pic.twitter.com/QHElXCl7QV— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016more from @EzekielElliott: “you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a game. You have to win ballgames to talk behind it.”— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016Here’s @EzekielElliott‘s full quote about Jim Harbaugh on @finebaum pic.twitter.com/FkeSmMrqZa— John Hayes (@johnP_hayes) April 15, 2016This isn’t exactly a surprise – Elliott has made a living off of trolling Michigan the past few years. But it’s still hilarious, and reminds us that there is no better college football rivalry than Ohio State vs. Michigan.last_img read more

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NDTVs Ravish Kumar wins Magsaysay

first_imgManila: Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Kumar, 44, who is NDTV India’s senior executive editor is one of India’s most influential TV journalists, the award citation said. He is among five individuals who were declared winners of the award. “Kumar’s “Prime Time” programme deals with “real-life, under-reported problems of ordinary people”, it added. “If you have become the voice of the people, you are a journalist,” the citation added. The four other winners of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award are Ko Swe Win from Myanmar, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Philippines and Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea. Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honour.last_img read more

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BC to probe money laundering red flags in real estate horse racing

first_imgVICTORIA – Two government reviews will dig deeper into possible money laundering in British Columbia, expanding the province’s scrutiny beyond casinos.The reviews are aimed at stopping the possibility of money laundering in other sectors of the province’s economy, which were cited in a June report by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German, who concluded the practice was happening in the provincial gaming industry.“We can’t ignore that red flag,” Attorney General David Eby said Thursday. “We won’t ignore it.”Finance Minister Carole James said: “It’s important for us as government to say we aren’t going to accept that illegal activity.”The reviews will focus on the possibility of money laundering in real estate, horse racing, luxury vehicles and the financial services sector, Eby said.The first review is being done by the Ministry of Finance into real estate and financial services sectors. German will conduct the second review, which will focus on identifying the scale and scope of illicit activity in the real estate market, as well as whether money laundering is linked to horse racing and the sale of luxury vehicles.There is widespread concern about B.C.’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, said Eby.German’s original report said B.C.’s gaming industry and the system intended to combat money laundering were not prepared for an onslaught of illegal cash flowing through the casinos and they failed collectively. He estimated more than $100 million was funnelled through casinos.Eby said he is concerned that money launderers could possibly move their activities to other sectors of the B.C. economy now that much of the movement of large amounts of cash at casinos has been halted.“It’s essentially a game of whack-a-mole, I’ve said before, with money launderers,” he said.Eby said the new reviews, due in March, will follow German’s concerns about sectors beyond gaming while the Finance Ministry will look to identify and close regulatory gaps that could be used by money launderers.Maureen Maloney, a former deputy attorney general, was appointed chairwoman of an expert panel on money laundering in real estate, said James.“It really is an opportunity to do specific cases, to follow the money and to look at where the gaps are and to look at the system and closing those gaps,” she said.last_img read more

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Teenager commits suicide in Muzaffarnagar

first_imgMuzaffarnagar: A 16-year-old boy has committed suicide by consuming poison in Amit Vihar locality here, police said Saturday. According to Station House Officer Santosh Kumar Singh, the youth took the extreme step Friday when his parents were not in the house. The exact cause behind the suicide was not none as yet and further investigations were on, the SHO said. The body has been sent for post mortem, he added.last_img

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Tottenham reportedly set sights on Porto captain

first_imgThe Portuguese news outlet A Bola have reported that Tottenham Hotspur plot a January swoop for Porto captain Hector Herrera, whose market value stands at around €8 million.According to the same source, the Spurs would like to beat the competition from Barcelona, Inter Milan, Roma, and Arsenal, and grab the 28-year-old midfielder as early as next winter.With Mousa Dembele’s contract set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, and with Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko’s struggle to live up to expectations, Mauricio Pochettino is forced to rush into the market to keep his side competitive on multiple fronts.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Meanwhile, Herrera’s contract is also about to run down in less than a year, and in case Azuis e brancos opt to refuse eventual offers in January, he might leave Estadio do Dragao without a compensation fee next summer.Already established as one of the most solid midfielders in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the former Pachuca man is known for his pinpoint passing and vision, which is the main reason Pochettino would like to see him in the Premier League.However, considering the fierce competition and Porto’s stubbornness when it comes to negotiations, the north London outfit will have to put maximum effort to close the deal.last_img read more

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Alderweireld Spurs must bounce back immediately

first_imgTottenham defender Toby Alderweireld aims to return to winning ways at Cardiff City on New Year’s DayMauricio Pochettino’s side saw their five-match winning run come to an end with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.However, Spurs have bounced back superbly from losses this season and Alderweireld is hoping they will prove that again at Cardiff.“We have to stick together,” Alderweireld told the club website.“Of course, everyone is very disappointed to get this result (against Wolves) but we have to bounce back on Tuesday and show what kind of team we are.”In the game at Wembley, Harry Kane’s first-half strike gave Spurs the lead heading into the break.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the space of 15 minutes in the second-half handed Wolves the win.“I thought we had a good first half, second half we couldn’t get the energy from the last games, we defended, defended and then a goal against… it was difficult,” added Alderweireld.“The desire was there, sometimes it’s just the energy. Normally we’re on top of it and we’re better than the opponent but we couldn’t create a lot chances (in the second half).“Defensively they stood okay and we couldn’t get through. The second half was difficult.”Saturday’s defeat in London was also Alderweireld’s 100th league match for Spurs.last_img read more

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Tax Hikes

first_img $50,000 donated by Wine Cellar Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Oct 2014 – Lots of new taxes talked about when the Cabinet got together this week… cost of living and working and reveling in the islands will be more expensive beginning from this month. October saw the activation of the stevedoring tax hike and now government is reminding of the November increase on the pricing of tourism activities. A 12% tack on to the cost of services in 19 new areas, as the Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance reminds the public that the House of Assembly has approved an amendment to the Hotel and Restaurant (Taxation) Ordinance for these changes to take effect. There is push back from the sector, but it appears that all will go ahead as TCIG planned… as the tax for these designated tourism service providers will apply if the company exceeds a quarterly income of $12,000 or annual income of $50,000. It will be 12% more expensive for services like: water sports, sight-seeing, concierge, fishing, destination weddings, photography and golfing. This tax takes effect next Saturday, November 1st, 2014.center_img Related Items:concierge, destination weddings, fishing, photography, sight-seeing, tax increase, taxation ordiance, water sports Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provolast_img read more

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Libraries computerised thanks to Hospitals Donation

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 9, 2017 – Libraries in the country which were without computers will see that changed thanks to a generous and modern donation by the TCI Hospitals this morning.Education Minister, Josephine Connolly with the Cecil Graham, Chief Librarian for the country were overjoyed at the gift of eight new computers which will add to the compliment already in Grand Turk and Provo and the HP desktops will give three other libraries what they do not have: computers.   “I’m happy that organizations like yours see it fit to step up to the plate, to help our children achieve their goals, and I can assure you also that they will look after these computers.”“With these available now the children are able to do their research because not all the time we are able to have the books, so they need to go on the internet.” – Cecil Graham, Chief LibrarianDaniel Carriere, CEO of TCI Hospitals says this is a gift from InterHealth Canada Corporate and that it is all about adding to the quality of life and ease for a good education.   “This is a small component of what InterHealth tries to do every year in terms of returning money and also our attention back to the community.”Detorrie Tennant, the Information Systems Manager at the Hospitals said the machines are not only new and state of the art, but they are earth friendly.   “Green, in that it has a very small power supply which burns not much electricity, and the screen which is the  most obvious thing is 21.5 inches, its very sharp.”Grand Turk and Provo libraries will each get one computer; two new computers will go to South Caicos, two to the library in Bottle Creek, North Caicos and two computers are earmarked for Kew, also in North Caicos.   The handover happened this morning at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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CARICOM Ambassador Irwin Larocque on the Manchester Bombing

first_img Related Items:#IrwinLarocqueon, #ManchesterBombing, CARICOM Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGuyana, May 23, 2017 – Georgetown –The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly condemns the vicious terrorist attack perpetrated in Manchester, United Kingdom, on Monday evening.  The fact that the majority of the victims were children and young people makes this vile action even more heart-rending.The compassionate and helpful reaction by the citizens of Manchester to those in distress after the carnage, exemplifies the qualities of empathy and resilience of the people of the United Kingdom.CARICOM extends its deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones and wishes a full and speedy recovery to the injured.  The Community stands in solidarity with the Government and People of the United Kingdom as they confront this latest assault on their nation.#CARICOM#ManchesterBombing#IrwinLarocqueon Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high notelast_img read more

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Male arrested and charged by Financial Crime Unit

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Financial Crimes Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police have arrested and charged a 72 year old man of Providenciales with 88 (eighty-eight) counts of Forgery, 88 (eighty-eight) counts of Uttering Forged Documents, One (1) count of Theft of a Chose in Action and one (1) count of use of Criminal Property in connection with a report made on 10th April 2017.These charges stem from a report that was made, whereby the male stole a large sum of money from an Association Body for which he represented. Investigation revealed that the offences were committed between March 2009 and December 2011.   He is presently on Fifty Five Thousand Dollars (USD$55000.00) bail and will appear before the court later this month.Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Grand Bahama tourism troubled new reports threaten winter renovations

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, freeport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 23, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Reports are surfacing now and it points to a very fluid situation for the Lucayan Strip in Grand Bahama when it comes to holding down a new investor for the floundering tourism district.    One publication reports that the Wynn Group of Canada which had signed an agreement with the Perry Christie Administration may abort mission; telling the Nassau Guardian that their agreement was a phase one document, which needed a phase two and that the transformation for the Lucayan Strip has to be thorough.It is unclear why all of a sudden, it seems the Wynn Group wants to reportedly walk away from the table and a deal which had renovations for the strip set to start by winter season.   Wynn went as far as to explain that they and the government have the same viewpoint on how to deal with the development and said their Letter of Intent signed just before the May 2017 General Elections was to bring in good operators for the hotel strip.  Still it is unclear, even from the Government what is going on.Last night a cryptic statement was issued, we shared it with you this morning and it said that discussions were productive and that government was resolute about getting Grand Bahama back on track, economically.    Another media report has it being confirmed that Sunwing and Memories, who dropped Freeport in February after a major dispute over hurricane repairs with Hutchison Whompoa are still interested and are trying to get Hardrock Cafe to take over casino operations with a move to Lighthouse Point.Everyone agrees there is potential, that a cycle has to be broken in the #Freeport tourism market but when and where and how and who will make it happen specifically are being held close to the breast, at least for now by the FNM Government and other stakeholders.    The Government however did promise in their statement on Grand Bahama overnight that, “further announcements are due shortly.”#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100 Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Heavy rain flooding Grand Bahama homes, senior citizens call for Govt helplast_img read more

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Paul McGrath Pogba owes a debt to Man United

first_imgEx-Manchester United star Paul McGrath named Paul Pogba as one of three players that must step now and prove themselvesFollowing his World Cup triumph with France in the summer, Pogba has failed to replicate his performances for the national side at United.The 25-year-old midfielder’s relationship with Jose Mourinho fell apart altogether at the start of the season.But now the Portuguese coach has left, McGrath feels it’s time for Pogba to answer his critics by proving himself in the Premier League.“I don’t like having a straight-out go at a lad who is still actually a young footballer – but Paul Pogba now owes a debt to Manchester United,” McGrath told the Irish Independent.“He’s a world champion. And I’m sorry, but it is not as simple as saying that with France last summer he was surrounded by class acts with who it was easy to play – Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi and Raphael Varane, etc.“It doesn’t matter who you are playing with. I saw Paul Pogba chasing back, heading balls out of his own penalty area, tackling, covering, grafting, when France were under real pressure protecting a 1-0 against Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“That was nothing to do with the quality of his team-mates. It was Pogba wanting to be the best player and team-mate he could be, to be a winner, not the player of the last two months at Manchester United.”The former Irish defender added that forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez must also step up now Mourinho’s longer around.He added: “Pogba is not alone in not producing his best. There are others.“Cynics say Jose Mourinho only bought both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to stop Chelsea and Manchester City getting their hands on the players.“There’s a grain of truth in that about Sanchez for sure, and Pep Guardiola must be thinking ‘what an escape that was’ when he considers the outlay the Chilean international would have cost his club.“As for Lukaku, I’m not so sure. What I wonder about him is that his style is not best suited to a rigid, slow, possession-based game that Mourinho favoured. Why did he buy him?“Lukaku is about power and putting himself about and disrupting defences. Mourinho wanted his players to play around those defences, not through them! What did he want the big Belgian to do?”last_img read more

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People on the Move

first_img Chad Millman becomes vice president, editorial director, domestic digital content, after serving as editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine. The Economist Group has named Jennifer Hicks North America associate publisher of 1843, its bi-monthly culture and lifestyle magazine formerly called Intelligent Life. Hicks has 30 years’ experience in magazine publishing and advertising, including most recently as associate publisher at Condé Nast Traveler. Patrick Stiegman takes on the new role of vice president, global digital content, a newly created position overseeing the development of ESPN’s editorial content around the world.  “These changes enable our Digital & Print Media leaders to accelerate our work to make ESPN the worldwide leader in sports news and information,” said John Kosner, EVP, ESPN Digital & Print Media. Frontline Medical Communications announced that Bryan T. Hanypsiak, MD, a fellow of AAOS, has been named editor-in-chief of the new AJO, The American Journal of Orthopedics. Dr. Hanypsiak currently holds an appointment at Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health in Riverhead, NY. Trusted Media Brands, Inc. announced that Dean Durbin has been appointed CFO. Durbin comes to TMBI with decades of experience, most recently as CFO at Cengage Learning. ESPN Digital & Print Media has announced several organizational changes that will shift and increase responsibilities for key leaders in charge of ESPN’s digital and print content: Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:  Ryan Spoon, SVP, digital product management, will lead ESPN’s new Audience Development unit, charged with creating new and enhanced ways to curate and present content across ESPN.com, the ESPN App, and third-party platforms. Alison Overholt adds to her responsibilities, becoming editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine in addition to espnW, which has set audience records in addition to producing award-winning long-form journalism, film series and a national radio special.  Kalmbach Publishing Co. has promoted Sarah Horner to human resources director where she will lead the company’s human resource function. Horner has been with Kalmbach for 19 years, most recently serving as human resources manager.   Marcela Martin has been named CFO, National Geographic Partners, overseeing Finance, Accounting and Budget Planning. Prior to joining National Geographic Partners, Martin had served as executive VP & CFO of Fox International Channels since 2007. CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, announced that Alex Roarty will join the Roll Call newspaper as senior political writer. Roarty worked for five years at National Journal, where he last served as the chief political correspondent for The Hotline.last_img read more

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Christmas Services Schedule For Wilmington Churches

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedChristmas Services Schedule For Wilmington ChurchesIn “Community”Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Schedule For Wilmington ChurchesIn “Community”Christmas Services Schedule For Wilmington ChurchesIn “Community” Thank You To Our Sponsor: WILMINGTON, MA — Below is information on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services for all Wilmington churches:Abundant Life Church — Christmas Eve: 4pmCongregational Church in Wilmington — Christmas Eve: 7pmGrace Chapel — Christmas Eve: 3pm and 4:30pmSt. Dorothy’s — Christmas Eve: 6pm; Christmas Day: 7:30am and 11amSt. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church — December 23: Family-Friendly Christmas Service at 10amSt. Thomas — Christmas Eve: 4pm and 10:30pm; Christmas Day: 9amWilmington United Methodist Church — Christmas Eve: 5pm (Family Service), 7pm (Traditional Service), 11pm (Candlelight Service)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Mothers Day Special Richa Chadha Pankaj Shweta Tripathi share the most valuable

first_imgRicha Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Shweta TripathiPR HandoutMother’s Day is around the corner, it will be celebrated in India on Sunday (May 12). Many people pour their heart out showcasing the love for their mother. Bollywood celebrities are no exception. Here are a few who spoke and they shared their thoughts for their mothers and the most valuable lesson they have learnt from them.Richa Chadha Richa ChadhaPR HandoutMy mother taught me the importance of being truthful and kind. She’s got amazing resilience and an undying faith in providence, she’s so optimistic. She’s also the most well-read person I know. I guess I have taken a little bit of everything from her.Ali Fazal Ali FazalPR HandoutI learnt how to budget within our means. She taught me to survive in a world with and in a world without. I’ve never known a person like my mother. Resilient and headstrong to a point where she live out a lifetime for love and honour and pride than kneel before the turbulence of time. She’s given me everything Ii have today. And all mine is hers now.Shweta Tripathi Shweta TripathiPR HandoutMy interest in design started because of my mother. In music, dance, and everything creative. She taught me to see the world in a different light. I was always encouraged to do and follow what makes me happy as long as I was learning and growing. She retired as a teacher and post retirement, she has started learning how to paint. And everytime she sends me her new painting, I feel so happy.Pankaj Tripathi Pankaj TripathiPR HandoutOne thing that i have learnt from mother that helped me to shape up my personality is there is no option to truthfulness, honesty and hard work. Secondly she taught me to not leave a single grain of food in your plate, do not waste food eat completely whatever is served to you. Even at this stage of my life i am still following her lessons and will keep doing so. I only believe in sincerity, honesty and hard work. The reason for not leaving single grain on plate was we are family of farmers. We know the hard work and efforts it goes to grow a single rice grain and bringing the same grain from field to home. We know the importance and value of food grain being a farmer. This is one of the reasons she taught us the value of food and not wasting it.Sumeet Vyas Sumeet VyasPR HandoutThat no matter how grave the problem is, after a good meal, I can resolve it.last_img read more

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Border walls around the globe

first_imgThe border fence between Mexico and the United States is pictured near Calexico, California. ReutersSeventy walls are in place around the world to protect national borders, compared with a dozen in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of Quebec University.As US President Donald Trump moves to build a wall along the Mexican border, here are other significant frontier barriers around the globe:US: extending existing barrierOne third of the 3,200-kilometre (2,000-mile) US border with Mexico is, in fact, already protected by a fence. Authorised by US President George W. Bush and completed in 2010, the metallic barrier is more than five metres (16 feet) high and equipped with floodlights and surveillance cameras.European barriers against migrantsFRANCE: With existing high wire fences not enough to stop them, a one-kilometre “anti-intrusion” wall was built in late 2016 to block access to the northern port of Calais for migrants trying to clandestinely cross the Channel to Britain.HUNGARY: As Europe grappled with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, Hungary built a 175-kilometre, four-metre high fence along its border with Serbia in September 2016, followed in October by one along its border with Croatia.Other countries in the region have also put up barriers to thwart migrants, including SLOVENIA with Croatia, AUSTRIA with Slovenia and MACEDONIA with Greece.BULGARIA: Bulgaria in 2014 started building a razor wire barrier along part of its border with Turkey, the main entry point for migrants seeking to avoid the perilous sea route to the EU across the Mediterranean. The barrier is now 176 kilometres long.GREECE: Greece became the leading entry point for migrants into Europe at just the moment when its economy was collapsing. So in 2012 Athens built an 11-kilometre barbed wire fence along its river border with Turkey.SPAIN-MOROCCO: The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the North African coast, Africa’s only land borders with Europe, are protected by high-tech border fences, each around 10 kilometres long.Walls and conflictISRAEL-WEST BANK: Israel began building its 712-kilometre security barrier edging the West Bank in 2002, saying it would stop attacks by Palestinian insurgents. Critics say it has been used to seize land and establish a de facto border in breach of international law. Nine metres high at some points, the wall — which is two-thirds finished — includes watchtowers and electronic surveillance.SAUDI ARABIA-IRAQ: Responding to the rise of the Islamic State group, the Saudis in 2014 added to an existing seven-metre-high sand embankment on the Iraqi border with a 900-kilometre fence and electronic surveillance system.INDIA-PAKISTAN: India built a barrier almost 750 kilometres long, along the de facto border dividing disputed Kashmir with Pakistan, to keep out Pakistani militants.It has also surrounded Bangladesh with a 2,700-kilometre barbed-wire fence aimed at restricting immigration and smuggling.Marking territoryNORTH AND SOUTH KOREA: The most heavily militarised border in the world is the one drawn between North and South Korea in 1953. Bristling with razor wire, sensors, landmines and heavy weapons, the Demilitarised Zone stretches for 250 kilometres along the full length of the border.WESTERN SAHARA: A 2,700-kilometre sand wall, in place since the 1980s, has been built between the 80 percent of territory under Moroccan control and zones under Polisario rebels, who have been fighting and negotiating for control of Western Sahara since the 1970s.CYPRUS: A wall splits the island and its capital Nicosia between its Turkish and Greek Cypriot halves, dating back to Turkey’s invasion in 1974.last_img read more

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BNP nominates GM Siraj for Bogura6 bypolls

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hands over party letter to GM Siraj nominating him as a candidate for Bogura-6 by-polls. Photo: UNBBNP has finally kept trust in its former MP GM Siraj by allocating the party election symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for him to contest the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary seat, reports UNB.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday handed over a party letter to GM Siraj at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office nominating him as the candidate of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for the by polls. Siraj, also BNP’s Bogura district unit convener, got the party’s letter just a day before the schedule for the distribution of symbols by the returning officer. On 30 April, the parliamentary seat was declared vacant as Fakhrul did not to take oath of office though he was elected MP from the constituency in the 30-December polls.The by-polls to the Bogura-6 constituency will be held on 24 June, according to a schedule announced by the election commission on 8 May.As per the by-polls schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is 23 May, while the date for scrutinising nomination paper is 27 May and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is 3 June.The eight-hour balloting period will begin at 9:00am instead of 8:00am in the by-election while Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all the polling stations of the constituency.last_img read more

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Clinton Trump Budget An Attack Of Unimaginable Cruelty

first_img Share Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/26143754/US-MA-Clinton-Wellesley-CR.mp400:0000:0002:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year’s presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump’s budget proposal as a mean-spirited “con.”The former Democratic presidential nominee never mentioned Trump by name even as she lashed out at his proposed budget as “an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us.”She said during her speech at her alma mater that the spending proposal fails to address critical issues such as opioid addiction and climate change. “It is shrouded in a trillion-dollar mathematical lie,” she said. “Let’s call it what it is. It’s a con. They don’t even try to hide it.”Clinton also painted a portrait of a political environment where some are hostile to the fundamentals of an enlightened society and are engaged in “full-fledged assault on truth and reason.”She said people on social media can deny science and concoct “elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors.”“Some are even denying things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds,” she said, a reference to the Republican president’s false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd.“When people in authority invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society,” she said.Clinton urged graduates to listen to those they may disagree with and get out of their internet bubbles, despite the push-back they may receive.“In the years to come there will be trolls galore online and in person eager to tell you that you don’t have anything worthwhile to say or anything meaningful to contribute,” she said.“They may even call you a nasty woman,” she said, referring to a comment Trump made to her during a debate.Clinton said she understands the anger that some of the graduating members of the class might be feeling in the wake of the election. She said she felt similar outrage as she was graduating 48 years ago.She said in her classmates distrusted authority and were angry at the growing casualties in Vietnam — and the occupant of the White House.“We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment … after firing the person running the investigation into him,” she said, drawing a parallel between Richard Nixon and Trump.She said graduates shouldn’t be afraid of their ambition, dreams or even their anger, calling them powerful forces that can be harnessed to make a difference in the world.Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Clinton’s speech was a “stark reminder” of why she lost the election.“Instead of lashing out with the same partisan talking points, Hillary Clinton would be wise to look inward, talk about why she lost, and expand the dwindling base of Democrat Party supporters,” she said.Clinton’s speech marked a return engagement of sorts for Clinton. She delivered the first student commencement address 48 years ago in 1969, the year she graduated from the all-women’s school. She also delivered the 1992 commencement speech.Clinton appeared relaxed and joked at times during the speech.She said after her defeat she was able to rely on her family, her grandchildren and long walks in the woods.“I won’t lie, chardonnay may have helped,” she added.last_img read more

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For Texas DACA Recipients Court Ruling Is A Small Win — But

first_imgLexey SwallTomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016.Like many other immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, Carolina Ramirez celebrated this week after a federal judge moved to temporarily preserve a program that protects immigrants like her.But the Houston resident and her allies were cautious with their joy. The fight for the program remains on Capitol Hill, Ramirez said. “I just need Congress to get things together,” she said. “They just need to really hold the line and make sure the deportations don’t continue to happen.”Ramirez, 28, has called Texas home for 20 years. She’s a recipient of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program, which awards its recipients with renewable, two-year work permits and deportation reprieves, has been targeted for elimination under the administration of President Donald Trump. But those plans were at least paused thanks to a nationwide preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday.Alsup ordered the program to remain in place during a lawsuit filed by the state of California that argues that the current administration failed to follow the law when Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement to rescind DACA on Sep. 5.“[The injunction] shows the courts agree with protecting immigrant youth,” Ramirez said. “DACA is more than a paper to me.”There are nearly 690,000 recipients in the United States. More than 120,000 live in Texas, meaning the program is especially important for the state. Ramirez stressed that the court’s decision was a temporary solution, rather than a permanent one for DACA recipients. The real fight, she said, will be in Washington, where members of Congress need to “feel the pressure” to make a deal before the Jan. 19 deadline for a government funding bill.On Tuesday, Trump met with Democratic and Republican lawmakers to discuss the future of DACA, and said he wanted a “clean bill” to protect DACA recipients. Later, he added he still wanted an overhaul of immigration policy, which includes his much-desired border wall. Leaders of both parties agreed they’d like to reach a deal that protects undocumented childhood arrivals and strengthens border security. A bipartisan bill “will provide a discreet solution to the crisis that Trump created when he ended DACA on Sept. 5th,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.“The communities want it, the majority of Americans want it — even legislators on both sides of the aisle have said that they want it and they understand and recognize it needs to get done in January. Congress has a real solution in front of them.”Adrian Reyna, DREAM Act campaign director of the national advocacy group United We Dream, is also a DACA recipient. Reyna said he received a call from his sister Wednesday morning. She asked him if everything was fixed because of the injunction.Unfortunately, he said, it wasn’t. There was still work left to do.“The devil is in the details — of course not everything is fixed,” he said. Meanwhile, Raymund Paredes, Texas commissioner of higher education, told reporters in a phone call Wednesday morning that DACA remains a critical issue for students in the state.“We have tens of thousands of students who fit in the DACA category,” Paredes said. “The United States is their country. A lot of these kids, these young people, don’t remember living anywhere else.”In June, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with officials from nine other states, wrote a letter to the Trump administration urging officials to end the DACA program.Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told reporters Wednesday morning that the federal injunction wouldn’t impact the bipartisan negotiations. Still, he said Tuesday’s court decision was wrong.“If President Obama can create the deferred action program, then certainly President Trump can un-create it, or end it. It just makes sense,” Cornyn said, according to The Hill.Ramirez will be watching closely. She said the past several months have brought a surge in young people coming together to help save DACA. Her personal fight won’t stop because of the recent ruling.“I’ve been able to dedicated my time fully to the future of my community,” Ramirez said. “I feel a lot of energy and a lot of love for my community.” Disclosure: Raymund Paredes has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.  Sharelast_img read more

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