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Retired RCMP officer speaking out about police shooting death of Craig McDougall

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsA retired senior police officer is speaking out about the shooting death of an Indigenous man.An inquest into the death of Craig McDougall was supposed to start on Monday – eight years after he was shot by Winnipeg police.But the hearings are on hold after a witness changed their testimony.Today, a retired police officer who was hired by the family to look into the shooting sat down with APTN.dward@aptn.calast_img

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Moroccos Housing Sector is a Model to Emulate says Ivorian Minister

Rabat – Moroccan officials and their Ivorian counterparts signed a collaborative program in the construction sector on Tuesday in Rabat, showing that the North African country’s development model, especially its technical expertise and know-how in fields with specialized workers, is attracting the attention and admiration of many at the continental level.The agreement, which was signed by Moroccan Minister of Housing and Urban Policy, Abdelahad Fassi Fehri, and his Ivorian counterpart, Claud Isac De, aims to strengthen bilateral relations in terms of transfer of knowledge and expertise sharing with regards to urban policies, city planning, as well as housing and construction know-how.In addition to creating to a better and working coordination of Moroccan and Ivorian urban policies and territory management, the agreement is also an integral part of the kingdom rapprochement with its sub-Saharan fellows: create and consolidate strong and effective bilateral and multilateral agreements facing the continent’s common challenges. This will done through the organization, in the future, of platforms and symposiums that will convene experts and decision-makers from both countries to discuss the challenges and perspectives for their respective urban policies. Speaking to the press after the signing of the deal, the Ivorian minister stressed the historical friendship binding his country to the North African kingdom. However, he puts a greater emphasis on the many reforms that have transformed Morocco into an example and an “inspiration” for many countries in the continent. “Ivory Coast strongly wishes to emulate Morocco’s model in the housing sector,” the Ivorian minister said.Mr. Isac De further explained that Morocco’s success in building decent, highly modernized houses, as well as its investment-friendly housing sector, are some inspiring realities that have captured the attention of his country’s decision makers.He also lauded Morocco’s “genuine engagement” in helping the development of the housing sector in Ivory Coast: “the launching of projects with high and discernible social impact, notably the construction of the Mohammed VI mosque, [and] the establishment of a vocational and training complex in tourism and the construction industry” demonstrate Morocco’s efforts in assisting its West African partner.Morocco’s Housing and Urban Planning Minister, for his part, underscored the reason for the continental appeal Morocco’s thriving and flourishing real estate sector. For the minister, Morocco’s continental reputation is based on the vital and “unquestioned role that the sector has played in the socio-economic development” of the North African country.Armed with its effective policies, institutional advances, and vast human resources, Morocco is ready to avail its expertise and policy model to its partners and “brothers” on the continent, the minister said.Mr. Fehri, who acknowledged that Morocco also has its own housing and urban planning challenges, despite the laudable advances made in recent years, reiterated the Moroccan  government’s commitment to creating an environment of decent, “inclusive, and affordable housing system.” The government is currently working to bring in “more legal, institutional, and regulatory reforms” aiming to further boost the sector’s performances, the Moroccan minister concluded. read more

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ICE Futures Canada Thursday morning Canola prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Thursday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $3.80 higher $497.20; Jan. ’18 $3.20 lower $503.20; March ’18 $4.30 lower $506.00; May ’18 unchanged $513.20; July ’18 unchanged $515.50; Nov. ’18 $4.70 lower $476.90; Jan. ’19 unchanged $482.40; March ’19 unchanged $485.10; May ’19 unchanged $485.10; July ’19 unchanged $485.10; Nov. ’19 unchanged $485.10.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $141.00; March ’18 unchanged $141.00; May ’18 unchanged $141.00; July ’18 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $141.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $141.00; March ’19 unchanged $141.00; May ’19 unchanged $141.00; July ’19 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $141.00. read more

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Supreme Court denies federal evidence to Quebec gas price fixing lawsuit

OTTAWA — A class-action suit that alleges oil companies and fuel retailers in Quebec were engaged in fixing the price of gasoline hit a pothole Thursday when Canada’s highest court blocked it from accessing evidence from a related criminal investigation.The Supreme Court ruling means lawyers for the claimants in the class action cannot interview the chief investigator of the Competition Bureau or get access to evidence, including 220,000 wiretap conversations.“Disappointed,” said George Iny, executive director of the Automobile Protection Association, one of the parties behind the class-action suits.“It will make our case a lot harder, but it’s still possible to do it.”However, Iny said the ruling pertains only to the discovery process — the preliminary work of gathering evidence for a possible trial. He said he hopes that during the trial itself, the investigator can be compelled to testify or produce documents.In other words, he said, “We’re still in the game.”A spokeswoman for the Competition Bureau called the decision a welcome one.“It will allow the bureau to focus its efforts and resources on ongoing priority cases,” Marie-France Faucher said in an email.“The Competition Bureau has collaborated with the class-action plaintiffs and will continue to do so, within the scope of its mandate.”Iny’s organization filed two class-action suits after the Competition Bureau found evidence of price fixing among gas retailers in four cities in Quebec and charged 39 individuals and 15 companies.A handful of the criminal cases are still before the courts, but most of the accused pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial, resulting in some jail sentences and fines.Earlier this year, one of the class actions related to the four cities where charges were laid resulted in a $17-million settlement with two-thirds of the companies involved.The second suit, however, involves retailers and companies in 26 other cities, where the Competition Bureau investigated evidence of price fixing but did not lay any charges.That is the suit at the heart of the Supreme Court ruling.When the lawyers for the protection association sought to interview the Competition Bureau’s chief investigator and obtain thousands of documents and wiretap evidence uncovered during the investigation, the bureau’s lawyers said no.They cited a federal law which they say provides immunity to the Crown — in this case represented by the Competition Bureau — in cases where the Crown is neither suing or being sued.Lower courts in Quebec found the law didn’t expressly grant such immunity and ruled the bureau had to submit to discovery.The Supreme Court disagreed Thursday in a 7-0 ruling, saying that, in the absence of specific language in the law lifting the immunity when the Crown isn’t directly involved, the assumption is that the immunity still exists.— Follow @mrabson on Twitter read more

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Namal joins SLPP to contest polls

Former Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has decided to join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to contest the elections in January.A member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Rajapaksa tweeted saying that he will join the SLPP with immediate effect. “I am joining the @PodujanaParty effective immediately. We will strive to create a broader coalition with many stakeholders under the leadership of @MaithripalaS & @PresRajapaksa to face the upcoming General Election and come out victorious,” he tweeted. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,281.22, down 34.80 points):Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 40 cents, or 4.37 per cent, to $9.55 on 5.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.09 per cent, to $11.16 on 5.04 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up six cents, or five per cent, to $1.26 on 4.6 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down 45 cents, or 3.31 per cent, to $13.14 on 4.49 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up four cents, or 0.38 per cent, to $10.44 on 4.48 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 15 cents, or 4.95 per cent, to $3.18 on 4.01 million shares.Companies reporting major news:The U.S. Commerce Department slapped the Canadian softwood lumber industry with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs that will raise total duties to nearly 27 per cent.Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP). Down 11 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $5.59 on 18,916 shares.Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP). Up 27 cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $19.44 on 873,459 shares.West Fraser Timber Co. (TSX:WFT). Up 75 cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $60.65 on 31,829 shares.Conifex Timber Inc. (TSX:CFF). Up 12 cents, or 3.96 per cent, to $3.15 on 34,045 shares.Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF). Unchanged at $2.20 on 590,287 shares.Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP). Up 32 cents, or 1.80 per cent, to $18.14 on 227,253 sharesCanopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down 47 cents, or 5.56 per cent, to $7.99 on 2.1 million shares. The medical marijuana producer saw its fourth-quarter net loss quadruple to $21.1 million as expenses rose sharply. Net loss was equal to 14 cents per share, up from a net loss of five cents per share in the fourth quarter of its 2016 financial year. Its expense items included $5.4 million of acquisition-related costs, which weren’t a factor last year, due to its purchase of Mettrum Health Corp. Revenue during the fourth-quarter rose to $14.7 million, including two months of contributions from Mettrum, up from $5 million a year earlier.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B). Specialty television, radio. Up 40 cents, or 3.01 per cent, to $13.70 on 909,806 shares. The Toronto-based company reported a $66.7-million profit in its third quarter, or 33 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $15.8 million or 10 cents per share a year earlier. Last year’s acquisition of the Global TV network and a host of specialty channels help boost third quarter revenue to $461.6 million, up from $360.8 million when Corus completed the purchase of Shaw Media through a $2.65 billion deal. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 27, 2017 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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How a wrong number led to the NORAD Santatracker

first_imgALL DAY TODAY excited children, and more than a few adults, will check on the status of Santa.Services across the world promise to track the man in red on his flight from the North Pole.The most well-known is the NORAD Santa-Tracker, which every year sees the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a brand of the federal US government, track the presents delivered by Saint Nick.But why is an agency assigned to protect US airspace bothering with a man in a red suit who brings toys to kids?It all started with a wrong number.Santa-lineIn 1955, US Department store Sears printed a Christmas Eve ad in a Colorado Springs newspaper for a hotline that allowed children to talk to Santa.(Wikimedia Commons/NORAD)Except, they printed the number wrong, mistakenly giving out the number for what was then a regional base for CONAD, the precursor to NORAD.At CONAD, Colonel Harry Shoup was handed the phone after a young girl had asked a number of times for Santa. As the young girl became more and more upset, Shoup began to play along.As more calls came in, Shoup told his staff to provide a location for Santa’s sleigh.From then, a tradition was born and a host of media used.In 1997, the website was launched, bringing the largely-US tradition to the world.The programme is run by volunteers who, on Christmas Eve alone, answer 12,000 emails and more than 70,000 telephone calls from more than two hundred countries and territories.Read: Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa’s arrivalRead: Government confirms existence of Santa Claus after TD casts doubtlast_img read more

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TODAY IS THE STARTING POINT FOR THE CANDIDATES WHO WILL CONTEST

first_imgThe process of becoming a candidate in a presidential election starts with nomination. A candidate will have to get the backing of 5000 registered voters, pay a deposit of 500,000 dalasis (half a million dalasis), declare his or her assets, show tax clearance and meet all the requirements stipulated in the Constitution and Elections Act. A candidate is allowed to stand by the Independent Electoral Commission once he or she meets all the requirements.As we go to press it appears that three people are confirmed by the IEC to be the potential presidential candidates if they meet the requirements. They are the incumbent, who is the candidate of the APRC, Mamma Kandeh, who is the candidate of the GDC and Adama Barrow who is standing on an independent ticket and supported by a coalition.The GDC candidate is scheduled to submit his nomination papers today 7 November 2016, the Independent Candidate supported by the Coalition is to submit his nomination papers on Wednesday 9 November 2016 and the incumbent is to submit his nomination papers on Thursday 10 November 2016.Hence by Thursday it will be clear who will be opting for the office of president on 1 December 2016. Foroyaa will cover the nominations and update readers on all developments.The moment of decision is near. The seconds are ticking. The sovereign Gambian people will soon exercise the right to make a choice.last_img read more

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Multiple lane full freeway closures this week on I805 SR163

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO — Caltrans crews will close two freeways this week for construction work.Early Wednesday, crews will close all lanes of northbound Interstate 805 (I-805) at the northbound Interstate 5 (I-5)/I-805 split in Sorrento Valley from 12:01 am to 4 a.m. to install a new sign structure. The structure includes self-reflective signs that use headlights from vehicles on the highway to illuminate the signs. All motorists will be detoured to the northbound I-5/State Route 56 local Bypass Lane.On Wednesday and Thursday night, all lanes of State Route 163 (SR-163) between Interstate 8 (I-8) and Genesee Avenue will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. so crews can continue installing falsework on the Friars Road Bridge. The northbound lanes will close on Wednesday night and the southbound lanes will close Thursday night. At no time will SR-163 close in both directions at the same time.During the SR-163 full freeway closures, crews will begin closing some of the freeway lanes at 7 p.m., with all lanes closing by 11 p.m. The closure also includes the eastbound and westbound I-8 connector ramps to northbound SR-163. In addition, the eastbound Friars Road on-ramp to northbound SR-163 will be closed. The Genesee Avenue on-ramp to northbound SR-163 will remain open.All southbound SR-163 motorists will be detoured to southbound I-805 to westbound I-8 to the southbound SR-163 connector ramp. All northbound SR-163 motorists will be detoured to eastbound I-8 to northbound I-805 to the merge at northbound SR-163.Traffic controls and detour signs will be placed to alert motorists in advance. Crews will take the opportunity to clear trash from the area.Caltrans reminds drivers to ‘Be Work Zone Alert’ by avoiding distracted driving, paying constant attention to traffic, and slowing down when approaching work zones. October 9, 2018 Multiple lane full freeway closures this week on I-805, SR-163 Posted: October 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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10 agents under ACC scanner for Tk 55b scam in sending workers

first_imgLogo of Anti Corruption Commission. File photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started an investigation into the reported misappropriation of Tk 55 billion by 10 recruiting agencies for sending workers to Malaysia, ACC officials said.Taking complaints against 10 recruiting agencies into consideration, the anti-graft watchdog has assigned its assistant director Md Shafiullah to carry out the investigation.Analysing records and complaints, the ACC has primarily found the allegations authentic, confirmed the officials.The top officials at the ACC declined to be quoted, but said the irregularities took place would be investigated. The assets and source of income of those who are involved in the recruitment process will also be investigated, they added.It is alleged a syndicate of 10 private recruiting agencies sent workers in a monopoly to the Southeast Asian country. The syndicate is also comprised of influential people in Bangladesh and Malaysia.On 14 August, at a meeting of special committee on foreign workers’ management in parliament, new prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Muhammad decided a halt in hiring workers from Bangladesh since 1 September.Mahathir then said his government would open up the recruitment of workers from Bangladesh to all agencies, New Straits Times of Malaysia reported.Following Kuala Lumpur’s move to suspend recruitment of Bangladeshi workers from 1 September, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam said he would serve show-cause notices to 10 private recruiting agencies that once enjoyed monopoly in sending workers to Malaysia.In February of 2016, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and Malaysia to hire workers from Bangladesh under a G2G plus system as the state-level labour recruiting arrangement G2G remained ineffective since the deal was signed in November 2012.Under the new agreement, the recruitment to Malaysian labour market started in 2017. About 200,000 workers have so far migrated to Malaysia to join work.The recruiting agents are supposed to charge Tk 37,000 as migration cost from each worker but they reportedly collected Tk 300,000 to 400,000.In the process, the recruiters allegedly misappropriated Tk 55 billion.Bangladeshi origin Malaysian citizen Mohammad Amin Bin Abdun Noor is being thought as the mastermind of the syndicate.In collusion with Malaysian politicians and former bureaucrats, Noor established a company named Synerflux. The then corruption-ridden Malaysian authorities mysteriously allowed Synerflux to recruit workers from 10 recruiting agencies in Bangladesh, according to the ACC officials.The 10 agencies are: Unique Eastern, Carrier Overseas, Catharsis International, HSMT Human Resource, Sanjary International, Rabby International, Passage Associates, Amin Tours and Travels, Prantik Travels and Tourism and Al Islam Overseas.Unique Eastern’s proprietor Md Noor Ali is the former president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA). Passage Associates’ owner Arif Alam is a brother-in-law of a minister. The owner of Catharsis International is Ruhul Amin, BAIRA’s outgoing secretary general. Rabbi International’s owner Mohammad Bashir is social welfare secretary of BAIRA.The owner of Prantik Travels and Tourism is Md Golam Mustafa, a former president of BAIRA. Ex-Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) president, who is now a top leader of Dhaka South Juba League, is also connected with him. The owner of Sanjari International is Sheikh Abdullah. A minister and an ex-protocol officer of the prime minister are also connected with him, said the officials.The owner of Carrier Overseas is Ruhul Amin and his three brothers. A minister and an editor of an online news portal are also connected with Carrier Overseas, they added.The owner of Al Islam Overseas is Joynal Abedin Zafar. He is a director of Padma Life Insurance. The director of HSMT Human Resources is Tuhin Siddique.The owner of Amin Tours and Travels is Md Ruhul Amin.*This report is rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more

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Modi Macron sign security deal to counter China

first_img.French president Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing influence in the region.”Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance,” Macron said as a gushing prime minister Narendra Modi stood by his side.Under the deal, India and France will open their naval bases to warships from each other, a move seen as an attempt to undermine China’s territorial ambitions.”A strong part of our security and the world’s stability is at stake in the Indian Ocean,” Macron said.”The Indian Ocean, like the Pacific Ocean, cannot become a place of hegemony,” he added in an apparent reference to China.Modi, who welcomed Macron with a bear hug on his arrival Friday, said the accord was crucial as the Indian Ocean region would play a “very significant role” in the days to come.The comments from the leaders followed a slew of agreements signed by the two countries in the spheres of defence, space and clean energy.”From the ground to the sky, there is no subject on which India and France are not working together,” said Modi.A technical agreement was also signed on the French-assisted nuclear power project at Jaitapur in western Maharashtra state.Sources in the French presidency told AFP they were optimistic of a final agreement being signed before the end of the year.The $9.3-billion framework agreement for six nuclear reactors was signed during a visit to India in 2010 by then president Nicolas Sarkozy.But the project has since run into stiff opposition from environmentalists concerned about seismic activity in the area and fears about the safety of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. – ‘Good chemistry’ -====================Earlier in the day, Macron talked about his personal rapport with Modi which was established after their meeting in Paris last year.”I think we have very good chemistry, our two great democracies have a historic relationship,” the French president said.Modi broke protocol to receive Macron at the airport, exchanging warm hugs and robust handshakes.”You welcomed me in Paris last year with an open heart and a lot of warmth. I am happy that I have got an opportunity to welcome you in India,” Modi said at the start of his speech Saturday.On Sunday, Macron will attend a solar power summit designed to showcase India and France’s commitment to fighting climate change, which both leaders have made a priority.Travelling with his wife Brigitte, France’s 40-year-old president will also visit the monument to love, the Taj Mahal, a few hours drive from the Indian capital on Sunday.On Monday, he heads to the chaotic Hindu holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the river Ganges, which the Indian premier has promised to modernise and clean up.Macron’s visit comes after a somewhat misstep-laden visit to India by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.Both he and Macron are often compared internationally because of their broadly similar political views, as well as youth and good looks.But Trudeau’s visit hit a series of embarrassing bumps and he received a fairly cool reception during his stay in India.Trudeau was pilloried on social media and in the Canadian press for donning traditional Indian clothing at every opportunity.And there were red faces when it emerged a former Sikh militant was invited to a dinner with him in Mumbai.Macron has so far opted for more sober and predictable dress — a dark suit.last_img read more

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US quits UN human rights body

first_imgUS ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, announcing the US`s withdrawal from the UN`s Human Rights Council at the department of state in Washington, US on 19 June 2018. Photo: ReutersThe United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.Standing with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo at the state department, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting US efforts to reform the council. She also criticized countries which shared US values and encouraged Washington to remain, but “were unwilling to seriously challenge the status quo.”Washington’s withdrawal is the latest US rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the US-Mexico border. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Monday called on Washington to halt its “unconscionable” policy.”Look at the council membership, and you see an appalling disrespect for the most basic rights,” said Haley, citing Venezuela, China, Cuba and Democratic Republic of Congo. She did not mention Saudi Arabia, which rights groups pushed to be suspended in 2016 over killings of civilians in the Yemen war.Among reforms the United States had pushed for was to make it easier to kick out member states with egregious rights records. Currently a two-thirds majority vote by the 193-member UN General Assembly is needed to suspend a member state.Haley also said the “disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel is clear proof that the council is motivated by political bias, not by human rights.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the US decision.The United States has long shielded its ally Israel at the United Nations. In citing what it says is bias against Israel, the administration of president Donald Trump could further fuel Palestinian arguments that Washington cannot be a neutral mediator as it prepares to roll out a Middle East peace plan. Washington also relocated its embassy to Jerusalem after recognizing it as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the 47-member Geneva-based body and the Trump administration had long threatened to quit if it was not overhauled.’Misguided policy’Rights groups have criticized the Trump administration for not making human rights a priority in its foreign policy. Critics say this sends a message that the administration turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in some parts of the world.”Given the state of human rights in today’s world, the US should be stepping up, not stepping back,” Zeid said after Haley announced the US withdrawal.Reuters reported last week that talks on reforming the council had failed to meet Washington’s demands, suggesting the Trump administration would quit.”The Human Rights Council enables abuses by absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those that committed no offense,” Pompeo said.Diplomats have said the US withdrawal could bolster countries such as Cuba, Russia, Egypt and Pakistan, which resist what they see as UN interference in sovereign issues.Haley said the withdrawal “is not a retreat from our human rights commitments.”Twelve rights and aid groups, including Human Rights First, Save the Children and CARE, warned Pompeo the US withdrawal would “make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world.”Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program, said Trump’s “misguided policy of isolationism only harms American interests.”The EU said Washington’s decision “risks undermining the role of the US as a champion and supporter of democracy on the world stage.” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was regrettable and that the council was the “best tool the international community has to address impunity.”First Member To WithdrawThe Human Rights Council meets three times a year to examine human rights violations worldwide. It has mandated independent investigators to look at situations including Syria, North Korea, Myanmar and South Sudan. Its resolutions are not legally binding but carry moral authority.When the Council was created in 2006, US president George W. Bush’s administration shunned the body.Under president Barack Obama the United States was elected for a maximum two consecutive terms on the council by the UN General Assembly. After a year off, Washington was re-elected in 2016 for its current third term.UN officials said the United States would be the first member to withdraw from the council.Haley said a year ago that Washington was reviewing its membership. The body has a permanent standing agenda item on suspected violations committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories that Washington wanted removed.The council last month voted to probe killings in Gaza and accused Israel of using excessive force. The United States and Australia cast the only “no” votes.”The UN Human Rights Council has played an important role in such countries as North Korea, Syria, Myanmar and South Sudan, but all Trump seems to care about is defending Israel,” said Human Rights Watch executive director Ken Roth.last_img
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BRTA opens control room to ease Eid journey

first_imgBRTABangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has opened a central control room at its headquarters in the capital’s Tejgaon area to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers, reports UNB.The control room will remain operational 24 hours from Thursday. The Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges issued a notification in this regard.The phone numbers of the control room are – 55040737, 01550051606.last_img

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BPO Service Market Overview with Demographic Data and Industry Growth Trends

first_imgBPO Service Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is used by many companies for a variety of reasons. BPO can be defined as defined as a third party performing the essential operational roles and responsibilities of certain business functions for a company.The BPO Service Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, and product type and distribution channels.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTNBy Market Players: Wipro, ServiceBPO, Accenture, Infosys BPO, CapriThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies.The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region.The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies.The Global BPO Service Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones.For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Table of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Abbreviation and AcronymsChapter 3 PrefaceChapter 4 Market LandscapeChapter 5 Market Trend AnalysisChapter 6 Industry Chain AnalysisChapter 7 Latest Market DynamicsChapter 8 Trading AnalysisChapter 9 Historical and Current BPO Service in North America (2013-2018)Chapter 10 Historical and Current BPO Service in South America (2013-2018)Chapter 11 Historical and Current BPO Service in Asia & Pacific (2013-2018)Chapter 12 Historical and Current BPO Service in Europe (2013-2018)Chapter 13 Historical and Current BPO Service in MEA (2013-2018)Chapter 14 Summary for Global BPO Service (2013-2018)Chapter 15 Global BPO Service Forecast (2019-2024)Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key VendorsInquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTNAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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One lane of M6 shut for emergency pothole repairs

first_imgOne lane of the M6 motorway was shut for emergency repairs to a pothole this evening. Traffic data company INRIX reported one lane was closed and very slow traffic due to emergency repairs on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between J17 A534 ( Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). Lane one (of three) was closed and Highways England are at scene filling up a pothole. The repairs are reported to have started at around 5.30pm this evening – with Highways England confirming the road reopened at around 7.20pm. A Highways England spokesman said: “Pothole has been repaired and all lanes have reopened. Delays should now start to clear.” Traffic England report travel conditions are expected to return to normal at around 7.30pm this evening – with congestion currently building up back past junction 17. Updates as we get them on the live feed below. Read MoreFire at former shopping centre The lane is shut between junction 17 and junction 16center_img Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.19:21Lane now reopenedHighways England say the pothole has been repaired and all lanes are now open.A spokesman said: Pothole has been repaired and all lanes have reopened. Delays should now start to clear.” 19:14Lane remains closedHighways England have confirmed the lane remains closed and their teams are on the scene.A spokesman said:Our Area Team are now on scene, and 1 lane (of 3) remains closed on the M6 southbound between J17 and J16 due to a pothole. There are delays of just over 10 minutes on approach. “18:53Traffic now expected to return to normal by 9pmTraffic England now report they expect travel conditions on the affected stretch of motorway to return to normal by 9pm.18:31Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:1 lane (of 3) is closed on the M6 southbound between J17 and J16 due to a carriageway defect. Our Area Team are en-route to scene. There are delays of 20 minutes on approach, so allow extra time for your journey. “18:24Congestion now reported back to junction 18Traffic data company INRIX now reports congestion back to J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). 18:23Location of closureThe lane is shut between junction 17 and junction 16.The lane is shut between junction 17 and junction 1618:2210 minute delaysThere are now ten minute delays against expected trafficlast_img read more

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