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American Crime Story 3 to chronicle Clintons impeachment

first_imgThe next chapter of FX hit anthology series ‘American Crime Story’ will focus on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Titled ‘Impeachment’, the third season will follow the stories of three women – Lewinsky, Paula Jones and Linda Tripp – who played an important role in the impeachment trial of Clinton as the US president in the late 1990s. Lewinsky is on board the project as a producer along with Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn a statement to Vanity Fair, Lewinskey said show creator Ryan Murphy convinced her to be a part of the show in a creative capacity but initially she was hesitant and “more than a little scared” to sign on. “People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later.” “But I’m so grateful for the growth we’ve made as a society that allows people like me who have been historically silenced to finally reintroduce my voice to the conversation. This isn’t just a me problem.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen,” she said in her statement. The initial cast includes Sarah Paulson as Tripp; Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky; and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The third season is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book ‘A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President’. Sarah Burgess is writing the script. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining. ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton presidency,” FX CEO John Landgraf said. “Impeachment” will be executive produced by show creator Ryan Murphy, Burgess, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Production is slated to begin in February 2020. The first season was based around the infamous trial of OJ Simpson that divided the US. The show won nine Emmys at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The second season, titled “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”, explored the murder of designer Gianni Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.last_img read more

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PIB withdraws tweet on Netajis death anniversary

first_imgKolkata: The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has withdrawn its tweet on Sunday, mentioning August 18 as the death anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who is claimed to have died in a plane crash at Taihoku in 1945.Following pressure from a large section of people, PIB withdrew its tweet on Monday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted on Sunday in this connection, stating that the people of India had the right to know what happened to Netaji after he went missing from Taihoku airport. The Centre has declassified documents on Netaji but those do not throw any significant light on the case. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTrinamool Congress MP Sukhendu Shekhar Roy has demanded that PIB tender an apology for its tweet. Renowned historian Professor Sugata Bose, however, said Bose had died in the air crash and the attempt to draw a similarity between him and Gumnami baba was actually an insult to Netaji. It may be mentioned that director Srijit Mukherjee is making a film on Gumnami baba, who used to stay at Naimisharanya in Uttar Pradesh, on the lines of the Manoj Mukherjee Commission’s report.last_img read more

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Court of Appeal reduces sentence handed down to ski coach Bertrand Charest

first_imgMONTREAL — Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest has seen his sentence for sexually abusing young female skiers under his care reduced by 21 months on appeal.Quebec’s Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Charest’s 12-year sentence for sex-related offences on young skiers in the 1990s would be cut to 10 years and three months, setting aside 21 of the 37 counts on which he was initially found guilty.Charest was convicted in June 2017, but he appealed both the verdict and the sentence handed down by Quebec court Judge Sylvain Lepine.The Court of Appeal acquitted Charest on nine of the charges, two charges were stayed and one was set aside for lack of jurisdiction because the alleged crime occurred in another country. A conditional suspension was ordered on nine other counts.His guilt was maintained on 16 other counts, and the Court of Appeal had harsh words for the former coach.“There has been no dramatic change in the appellant (Charest) since the offences, but on the contrary, according to the evidence filed during the sentencing hearing, he continues to trivialize his conduct, to denigrate the plaintiffs and even wants to make some of them bear the responsibility for his actions,” Justice Francois Doyon wrote on behalf of the panel of three judges.“His narcissistic personality is still present.”When taking into consideration his pre-trial detention, Charest will have four years and nine months left to serve, according to the appeal decision.Charest had complete sexual relations with some of the teenage victims while he was in a position of authority over them. One of them became pregnant, and Charest took her to have an abortion.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Man accused of killing Cree woman in Ottawa has multiple versions of

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National NewsOTTAWA – Adrian Daou wanted out of segregation so badly he was willing to confess to a murder to make it happen – the murder of Jennifer Stewart, a Cree mother who was brutally killed in Ottawa August 2010.“I was thinking of telling you guys something I did to go to the pen tonight. I’m just trying to get out of (segregation) … I’m just looking to get more room,” Daou, 24, told two Ottawa police detectives in a jailhouse interview on Feb. 25, 2013, the first of two confessions the jury heard Monday in the first-degree murder trial.It doesn’t work that way, the cops tell him.“Jennifer … I did it,” said Daou. “ I did the crime.”“You killed Jennifer?” one of the officers asked.“Yep,” he said – with a knife, specifically a military knife and he did because “he wanted to get his anger out.”The jury trial entered its third day Monday with the jury already hearing from a jail guard and a pathologist. Daou, despite confessing twice, has pleaded not guilty. Stewart, 36, was struggling through addictions when her body was found Aug, 20, 2010 by a person walking their dog.The jury heard Monday Daou say he lured Stewart to a location on Alice Street in the Ottawa community of Vanier where he “cut, cut, cut” her in the pitch black of a parking lot next to a small apartment building just before midnight.But when pressed he told police the “murder weapon” was an axe and he hit her on the head “four to seven” times.“That’s the truth. I swear on it. I took an axe and that’s when …,” he said stopping himself.He had been angry for a while knowing he was going to jail for six months for trafficking drugs.Soon his anger turned into the idea of murder he said.“My goal for that day was to kill someone,” said Daou who spotted Stewart walking near Montreal Road and offered to sell her some “dope” for $20.The police asked why Stewart.“Why her? I was looking around and she was the one who came up as the best possible choice,” he said.Police asked if Stewart offered anything else to him and Daou quickly said she didn’t.They ask again later, this time point blank if it was sex she was offering in return for drugs.“Sorry, it’s a legitimate question,” one of the officers said.Again, Daou said it wasn’t. He said she had money on her.So they walked through the community to the spot Daou said he wanted to kill her, close to the home he was sharing with his dad and brother at the time.But police wanted to know more. They rushed to a judge to get an order to remove Daou from the jail and take him to the police headquarters for a formal interview the next day.This time the jury didn’t just hear Daou admit to killing Stewart, they got to see him as this interview was videotaped.“The murder … I killed Jennifer Stewart. I’m the one who did it. Nobody else,” he said off the top.Then jury heard Daou explain he was a budding rapper and killing someone would help his career.But really it was while he was at work that day that he knew he was going to kill someone.By the time he got home, smoked some weed and drank a bottle of liquor he was ready.Male or female, it didn’t matter: “It was about the killing.”Dressed in cargo shorts, a hoodie and Nike “gangster” shoes he set out on his bike around 8 p.m.He drove around Vanier, stopping near a liquor store to smoke another joint.Then he saw Stewart, just past 10 p.m. walking by herself. This time he remembered it was on Marier Street near Montreal Road. She was on the right-hand sidewalk.She wore a black coat and black jeans or “something.” No purse.He rolled up beside her and offered her some “dope.”This time it was for sex – the dope for a sex act.He said she agreed and followed.“She was, I guess, her usual way. She didn’t look like a happy person,” said Daou who had mentioned he sold drugs to her a couple times in the past so they sort of knew each other.They walked to the spot and he told her to wait by the corner of the building so he could rush home and get the drugs. This time in the interview he recalled the exact address: 120 Alice Street.But he was going home to get his axe and put on goggles.Police interrupted him.Det. John Monette, who was doing the interview, had concerns.“Right now, I’m not convinced you’re telling me the truth,” said Monette who asks Daou to show where he hit Stewart with an axe.Daou tries to explain but then asks for paper and pen.As he’s sketching he stops and asks what the weather is like.It was four degrees outside, Monette said.“Sometimes I try to remember, but this time I’m going to remember good,” said Daou. “I feel better (here) than in that little cell.”He shows he hit Stewart “five or six times” in the head and Monette asks if she ever put her hands up to defend herself.Daou said no, never.The jury had already heard Stewart fought like hell to save herself, so much so both of her hands were nearly severed.He showed Monette how hard he hit Stewart with an axe, vicious blows that struck his foot but never hurt him.After he killed her, Daou said he jumped through several backyards, went home to shower and put all the clothes in a bag. He said there was no blood on any of the clothes. He wrapped the axe in a red coat and put it in his room.He hopped back on his bike to go smoke another joint.During this trip he stopped to get a Red Bull and on his way back home went by the murder scene and poured a little out “to honour” Stewart.Then he stayed up writing lyrics before going back to work the next day.The trial continues Tuesday.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,494.43, up 83.55 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up seven cents, or 3.15 per cent, to $2.29 on 9.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 32 cents, or 12.9 per cent, to $2.80 on 8.2 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 29 cents, or 3.31 per cent, to $9.06 on 6.9 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 33 cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $24.95 on 6.2 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 20 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $4.90 on 5.3 million shares.Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Energy. Up 11 cents, or 2.2 per cent, to $5.12 on 4.7 million shares.Companies reporting:TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP).  Down 75 cents to $62.63. TransCanada Corp. is officially dropping the word “Canada” from its name, but CEO Russ Girling isn’t saying he expects it will make it any easier to get pipelines approved in Canada or the United States. The company is now to be called TC Energy Corp., after shareholders approved the change at its annual meeting Friday. The company said the name change recognizes its growth into the United States and Mexico, including through its recent US$13-billion purchase of U.S. natural gas transporter Columbia Pipeline Group. It has about 7,000 employees in North America, with 3,500 in Canada, 3,200 in the U.S. and 300 in Mexico.Hudbay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM). Up 26 cents, or 3.02 per cent to $8.86. Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it has reached a settlement agreement with an activist investor that wanted changes to company leadership. The Toronto-based miner says it has agreed with Waterton Global Resource Management on a slate of 11 board of director candidates for the company’s May 7 annual meeting. Hudbay board chairman Alan Hibben will also step down once a new chairman is selected, but will stay on the board until the company’s 2020 annual meeting.A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (TSX:AW.UN). Up $1.75 or 4.22 per cent to $43.21. A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund increased its distributions to unitholders as it reported its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago due to a non-cash charge. The fund says it will now pay a monthly cash distribution of 15.4 cents per unit, up from 14.7 cents per unit. The increased payment to unitholders came as A&W reported a profit of $5.7 million, compared with $6.3 million a year ago due to a non-cash loss on an interest rate swap. Sales reported by the restaurants in the royalty pool increased to $308.8 million while same-store sales increased 10 per cent. The Canadian Press read more

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Football legend Lilian Thuram visits UN education project for Palestinian children

Mr. Thuram toured the Qalandia refugee camp in the West Bank where he saw first hand the realities of life for Palestinian children under Israeli occupation, before visiting a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to referee a football match between some of the camp’s young players.With hundreds of young students gathered in the school before kick-off, Mr. Thuram joined in with a traditional “dabke dance,” drawing massive applause.Mr. Thuram said the visit was about his own education as well as having fun with Palestinian children.“I have heard so much about the children of Palestine and about the environment they grow up in. Today I saw for myself their enthusiasm and determination to succeed against all the odds. I just hope they enjoyed our training session today as much as I did,” he said.Mr. Thuram made sporting history by becoming the most capped player in the history of the French national squad. He was a member of the country’s 1998 World Cup-winning squad and also played for the top European clubs FC Barcelona and Juventus. Off the pitch, he has dedicated much of his time to the promotion of human rights and education against racism.“Lilian is a living football history,” said UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness. “It is brilliant that UNRWA school kids had an opportunity to be coached by him today, and witness his extraordinary skills first hand. Lilian is just the sort of role model our students should be inspired by, and we are very grateful to the Palestinian Football Federation and the French Government for facilitating his visit,” he added. 11 April 2011The former star French footballer Lilian Thuram today visited the occupied Palestinian territory in support of an education programme funded by his country through the United Nations relief agency for refugees living in the area. read more

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African ministers pledge to combat noncommunicable diseases in UNbacked document

The Brazzaville Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), named for the capital of the Republic of Congo, where the document was adopted on Wednesday at the African Regional Ministerial Consultation, under the auspices of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), highlights commitments against the growing problem of NCDs in Africa.Actions include strengthening and standardizing national health systems to generate disaggregated data on NCDs; using appropriate means, including information and communication technologies to promote health awareness and NCDs prevention and control strategies.The ministers also committed to take action to protect people from: unhealthy diets, harmful use of alcohol and tobacco, exposure to tobacco smoke and unsafe food; violence and injuries, and the advertising of unhealthy products.They pledged to strengthen health systems with appropriate attention to financing; training and retaining the health workforce; procurement and distribution of medicines, vaccines, medical supplies and equipment; improving infrastructure; and, evidence-based service delivery.In the declaration, the ministers also urged WHO, partners and civil society organizations to provide technical support to Member States for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating recommendations contained in the documentThe declaration specifically requested heads of State and government in the region to endorse the declaration, and present it to the upcoming General Assembly High-Level Summit on NCDs in September as the African position. 8 April 2011African health ministers have adopted a United Nations-backed declaration calling for urgent action against non-communicable diseases, including heart conditions, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory problems, blood disorders, mental health, violence and injuries. read more

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Football Five takeaways from the 2017 spring game

OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks down field during the Spring Game on April 15. Scarlet beat Gray 38-31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFootball returned to Ohio Stadium on Saturday when the Buckeyes played the annual spring game in front of over 80,000 scarlet and gray-clad fans. Team Scarlet, led by redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett, took to Team Gray 38-31.Here are five takeaways from the 2017 LiFE Sports Spring Game.Backup quarterback battle far from overNeither redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow nor redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins gave an inch in the contentious fight to be named OSU backup quarterback.“I know it is very close,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “But I’m not prepared to say who is 2, who is 3, et cetera, yet.”Burrow, the starter for Team Gray, completed 14-of-22 passes for 262 yards. All three of his touchdown passes came within five minutes of each other. His 44-yard connection with redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon in the corner of the end zone on the first play of the second quarter, might have been the prettiest throw-and-catch by a quarterback-receiver duo of the afternoon.Haskins — who personified the casual nature of spring games by playing for both teams — passed 37 times, completing 26 of those passes for 293 yards. He twice dropped dimes for touchdowns, which were a couple of the highlights of the afternoon. First, he hit Dixon on a fade route. Then, he hit redshirt junior wideout Terry McLaurin running at full speed in the back of the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown. Given the nature of how well each quarterback played and how important winning the backup spot might be to potentially being named start next season, the potential for jealousy or bad feelings exists. But Burrow emphasizes the strength of the quarterbacks’ bond.“Everything we focus on at Ohio State is power of the unit, power of wide receivers, quarterbacks, offensive line, defensive line, all on an individual level. We focus on having a great relationship within the unit,” Burrow said.Haskins agreed, saying he doesn’t feel like the quarterbacks room is overcrowded.“I even told the guys like ‘I love each and every one of you.’ It’s a competition, but I’m not competing with people,’” Haskins said.Having lost H-back Curtis Samuel and receivers Noah Brown and Dontre Wilson to the NFL, redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett must be counted on to lead the Buckeye offense as much as ever before in his time in Columbus. But having two backup options battle into the fall to prepare for a worst-case scenario has to make make Meyer breathe easier.Matthew Burrell taking over as right guardWhen OSU released the spring game rosters on Friday, we were offered a hint that redshirt sophomore Matthew Burrell would start at right guard.Engaged in a battle for the starting spot with redshirt junior Demetrius Knox and redshirt junior Malcolm Pridgeon, Burrell was only one of the three linemen playing for Team Gray with redshirt senior center Billy Price and the rest of the starting offensive linemen.Burrell’s escalation from backup to leading candidate to start has been quick, yet decisive. Against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, when freshman left guard Michael Jordan went down with an ankle injury, Knox, not Burrell, was the backup to replace him.A little over a month ago, redshirt senior center Billy Price noted Burrell might be indulging in the potentially negative aspects of college.“I told him, ‘You’ve got to close your circle and tighten your circle down because people want to hurt you, people want to take you down. People want to see you mess up and put you on the news,’” Price said.But after the spring game, it was clear that something had changed. Price noted no one has grown more than Burrell.“Matt is a younger brother to me,” Price said. “Being able to see him grow before my eyes is something that I really was really, really proud of.”Nothing is set in stone as Burrell must make further strides to keep the starting spot as Knox and Pridgeon. Barrett’s single interception was caused when redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard pushed Burrell into the quarterback. But optimism is high regarding Burrell.“I think he played pretty well today, we’ll see on film,” Price said. “You start seeing strides and you start seeing confidence built within a kid and that’s something that — again, for those of you who are parents, to see your child develop and to see your kid grow before your eyes is something I’ve been told is very incredible.”Deep ball: Progressing The lack of tackling on the opening drive overshadowed Team Scarlet’s methodical drive down the field. Only a single incompletion and a stuffed rush up the middle from redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber at the 1-yard line sullied Barrett’s team’s 65-yard touchdown drive.On the fourth play of the game, Barrett hit Campbell for a 17-yard completion, longer than all but two passes in the Buckeyes’ previous two games. Though Barrett’s only touchdown pass came from the 1-yard line, he sees progress in connecting with receivers down the field.“It went very well. Before, we were just shooting them. We weren’t necessarily making them at first,” Barrett said. “But then, with coach (Zach) Smith and coach (Ryan) Day, just really finding landmarks for those throws, to the field and to the boundaries.”OSU quarterbacks threw six touchdown passes 18 yards or longer. Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson noted the deep ball was a point of emphasis, but was less charitable in his praise.“We’ve gotten in the ballpark where we’ve got catchable balls,” Wilson said.He says he understands that further progress will come during the summer when the Buckeyes take off the pads and focus more on the passing game than the running game which has been the focus of the spring.Vying for the touches available after former OSU H-back Curtis Samuel, receiver Dontre Wilson and wideout Noah Brown moved to the NFL, 16 players caught passes for 10 or more yards.But remember, former OSU receiver Torrance Gibson caught six passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns at last season’s spring game and now he’s playing quarterback at Cincinnati for former OSU defensive coordinator, and current Bearcats coach, Luke Fickell. So, temper your expectations on Dixon and the rest of the spring game standouts.Questions in the defensive backfieldOSU’s offense combined to complete 50-of-74 passes for 654 yards and seven touchdowns with 10-minute quarters and a running clock in the second half. Looking at those numbers from the perspective of the offense, co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day should be ecstatic. But defensive coordinator Greg Schiano might be less than pleased. A bevy of receivers from each team was running open seemingly every time one of the four quarterbacks dropped back to pass. Five-star freshmen cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah  along with redshirt sophomore cornerback Kendall Sheffield, a junior college transfer, will be counted on to make plays. “It was good to see the young corners kind of rebound — talking about Wade, Okudah, (Marcus) Williamson and Kendall Sheffield,” Meyer said. “They kind of started a little slow, but — I have to go back and watch the video — but I thought they finished the game pretty good.”Meyer noted, after the game, that the team has to work on certain areas.“Couple areas we’ve got to shore up, and I don’t think we’re nine strong, but I think we’re seven strong right now. And that’s pretty good in April to be that,” Meyer said.He declined to name the two units that need to improve, though it’s fair to assume the defensive backs, specifically the relatively inexperienced cornerbacks, must improve before OSU heads to Bloomington, Indiana on Aug. 31 for the Buckeyes’ season opener.No injuries, no problemIt’s impossible for a team to lose in the spring game on the scoreboard. But it is possible to lose a player to the spring game.The Buckeyes avoided this, suffering no major injuries Saturday afternoon. But they helped facilitate it in an unexpected way. The coaching staff decided to prevent players from tackling for the first five series.After the game, Meyer said OSU did this once before, in 2014, when the team was full of veterans.“It’s either you don’t play some guys or you kind of restrict the tackling and keep guys up. And I wanted them to experience the crowd and play and finish a good spring,” Meyer said.Prior to kickoff, players from each team gathered at the 50-yard line for the annual “circle drill” at midfield. Ramping up the intensity for that, then tampering it down for “thud tempo” — what Meyer called the two-hand touch period. To some players, it was a bit odd.“I’m ready to go play ball. Strap it up, let’s go to town,” Price said. read more

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Barnier not optimistic about avoiding nodeal Brexit and says deal cant be

first_img By Hayley Halpin EU CHIEF BREXIT negotiator Michel Barnier has said the bloc will not change the divorce deal agreed with Britain and that he is “not optimistic” of avoiding a no-deal outcome.Barnier said the most contentious element of the agreement, the so-called backstop mechanism aimed at keeping the Northern Irish border open in all circumstances, must remain.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took power last month, has called for the provision to be scrapped in order to reach a new deal ahead of the country’s latest 31 October departure date.Johnson has said he was encouraged in his bid to axe the backstop by recent meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, who appeared to suggest an openness to alternatives.But writing in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, Barnier said Brussels remained unconvinced after “intense discussions with EU member states on the need to guarantee the integrity of the EU’s Single Market, while keeping that border fully open”. “The backstop is the maximum amount of flexibility that the EU can offer to a non-member state,” he stated. Barnier ‘not optimistic’ about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can’t be changed EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made his comments in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph today. 17,461 Views 65 Comments EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Share29 Tweet Email I am not optimistic about avoiding a ‘no deal’ scenario but I remain determined to explore all avenues that the UK government will present that are compatible with the withdrawal agreement.The EU negotiator also said discussions about alternatives to the backstop could not begin until Britain had approved the divorce deal struck with Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May late last year.It was subsequently rejected three times by British MPs, leading Brexit to be delayed to 31 October.“We are ready to start this work immediately upon ratification of the withdrawal agreement, in parallel to finally creating clarity on our future relationship,” Barnierstated.He added that if Britain left the EU without a deal it would be London’s decision.“Many people in the UK understand that and I would be surprised if they succumb to the idea that the EU is to blame for a difficult political situation in the UK.”AlternativesOn Friday, Tánaiste Simon Coveney called on the British government to recommend viable alternatives to the backstop to the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator as quickly as possible.Coveney met with British foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Friday. A spokesman for the Tánaiste said that he reiterated Ireland’s position on the withdrawal agreement and said the red lines agreed between the EU and UK were not negotiable.He also urged the British government to bring forward any viable alternatives to the backstop, which achieve the same goal of no hard border or related infrastructure on the island of Ireland, to EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier as quickly as possible.Yesterday, thousands of protesters rallied in dozens of British cities against Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit.Queen Elizabeth II gave her approval to Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for several weeks on Wednesday. This instantly sparked widespread outrage, legal challenges and promises of resistance from parliamentarians.The move was widely seen as a way of limiting the time Johnson’s opponents have to organise against him.The main opposition Labour Party has said it is also considering a no-confidence vote in Johnson’s Conservative government, which commands a fragile 320 to 319 majority.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019 Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 9:49 AMcenter_img Image: Wiktor Dabkowski via PA Images Sep 1st 2019, 9:49 AM https://jrnl.ie/4791190 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Image: Wiktor Dabkowski via PA Imageslast_img read more

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Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

first_imgWASHINGTON — Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, targeting President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff and 19 other individuals as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.Obama, warning of more costs to come for the Kremlin if the situation worsens, said he also had signed an executive order that would allow the U.S. to penalize key sectors of the Russian economy, including its huge energy business. Officials said Obama could act on that authority if Russian forces press into other areas of Ukraine, an escalation of the crisis in Crimea.The president said the latest penalties were the result of “choices the Russian government has made, choices that have been rejected by the international community.”“Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community,” Obama said, speaking from the South Lawn of the White House.European Union leaders, too, said they would expand the number of people targeted with various sanctions and indicated they would cancel an EU-Russia summit. Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament that if the crisis deepens in Crimea and Ukraine, the EU is prepared to move to economic sanctions on a higher level.last_img read more

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Suicide Rates Climbing In Almost Every State Including Texas CDC

first_imgThe CDC found firearms were the most common method of suicide.John Madigan with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says that’s why they’re working with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to distribute information at gun stores in Texas.  “And it’s not about confiscating and taking guns away, but simply educating,” says Madigan.  “If your son John is diagnosed with depression and you’re a gun owning family in Texas, what’s your family’s plan to lock the weapon in a safe place?” The expert says they’re also pushing the state legislature next year to adopt a law requiring mental health professionals be trained in suicide prevention.Deaths by suicide have come to the forefront of public discussion again this week after two celebrities, fashion designer Kate Spade and renowned TV chef Anthony Bourdain, died by suicide. Bourdain died on Friday while he was in France working on an episode of his CNN series Parts Unknown. Suicide rates are rising in almost every state including Texas, according to a new report that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Friday.Between 1999 and 2016, suicide cases have soared across the country, and in Texas the increase was almost 19 percent. Sharelast_img read more

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Jadavpur University to collaborate with central research institutes

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University has been identified by the union government as the state’s only university and one of the 10 universities in the country to develop synergy between the varsity and centrally funded research institutes.”This will enable us to have access to infrastructure facilities of central research institutes located in and around Kolkata. It will enable us to create opportunities of joint collaborative research with these central institutes and at the same time, we will be able to carry out joint research projects and joint supervision of PhD dissertations by the faculty members of JU and these research institutes,” JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a senior JU official, the university teachers couldn’t avail the excellent infrastructure facilities in the research institutes. “Now, with this distinction, the standard of research will surely get a big boost,” he added.According to a senior official of the varsity, JU is probably the only varsity in eastern India to avail these facilities.The central institutes with whom JU can develop synergy are Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, SN Bose Institute, Bose Institute, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre. The joint faculty council of Science and Technology as well as the executive council of JU have already accepted the Centre’s proposal in principle and have resolved that Boards of Studies will discuss the modalities for implementation of the scheme. The Union ministry has also given the nod to JU to take on board any other experts as desired from universities and national laboratories in proximity.last_img read more

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Auditorgeneral eyes probe in politically driven appointment

first_imgJUST because the law is routinely violated is no excuse for inaction when illegality is spotted, Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides said on Tuesday, referring to Finance minister Harris Georgiades’ attempt to justify Savia Orphanidou’s status as both civil servant and party official.Orphanidou is a ruling Disy official and Finance ministry employee, and was recently appointed to the European Investment Bank.When Michaelides first broached the issue last month, he had argued that Orphanidou may have been violating the law by holding posts in a political party – she is a member of Disy’s political bureau – and the public service, without the legally-required permission of the Public Service Commission.By law, such permission is required for all civil servants, over the A7 pay-scale, wishing to hold senior offices in political parties.In a letter to Georgiades, the auditor-general, who had cited a complaint filed by Akel MP Irene Charalambidou, asked the finance minister to launch a disciplinary probe into Orphanidou’s actions, and also explain how she came to be selected for appointment to the EIB in January, a move widely regarded as being politically-driven.Georgiades had replied that Orphanidou had been in no conflict because her election to the party’s political bureau had preceded the 2015 law that made PSC permission for political and public-service office mandatory.On a political talk-show last Thursday, Georgiades returned to the issue, arguing that her targeting was “unfair” and “suspect”.He blamed Disy’s leadership for not doing enough to protect her from vilification.“What I can clearly say now is that I will not accept the targeting of a civil servant just because an opposition MP requested the auditor-general to do so, much less when instances of civil servants routinely participating in parties’ bodies abound,” he told state broadcaster CyBC.He made the argument that Orphanidou was hardly the only civil servant who holds a party post.Georgiades said he has ordered an administrative probe, which will be on his desk “next week”.In a statement on Tuesday, Michaelides rejected the finance minister’s arguments, saying that, per the 2015 law, PSC permission for civil servants to hold party posts may only be granted if “the duties of their post in public service are not, in any way, compromised or affected by holding the relevant office in a political party”.In any case, however, the law prior to 2015 only allowed civil servants to be “mere members of a political party, not hold senior posts”.Further, the auditor-general said, the finance minister is “obliged” to launch a disciplinary probe against employees at his ministry who may have violated the law, and inform other ministers accordingly if he becomes aware of employees of other ministries doing so.“We stress the word ‘obliged’, because it has been reaffirmed in several legal opinions by the Attorney-general,” Michaelides said.There is no equality in illegality, Michaelides said, therefore “the minister’s reference to civil servants who hold office in political parties “parading television and radio shows on a daily basis is no argument for tolerating such behaviour from the civil servant in question”.“No one is allowed to intervene in favour of any civil servant,” Michaelides noted.“It is well-known that interfering either in favour or against anyone in connection with disciplinary proceedings is an illegal act. Even though it is redundant, we must remind that members of political parties may not be considered above the law.”You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Electricity prices up 10 per cent since January

first_imgThe price of electricity has increased by almost 10 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) says it is trying to expand its renewable energy projects so as to reduce demand for fossil fuels.Figures released on Monday showed that a household consuming 600kWh would have paid €110.22 in January but would today receive a bill for €120.65.Meanwhile, average fuel prices for the state power plant have gone up by a whopping 17.7 per cent, with the average January price of €332.95 rising to €391.92 in May for the EAC.The cost -or savings if petrol prices go down – are not immediate to consumers, EAC spokeswoman Cristina Papadopoulou said, as the power plant has three month reserves.Nonetheless, she said that the change in fuel price is not fully reflected n bills – meaning consumers shouldn’t expect a close to 18 per cent price hike to their bills in the near future.Additionally, prices include costs of transport, distribution and fees such as VAT.Last week, it emerged that gasoline and diesel prices in Cyprus increased by four per cent during a three-week period in May.In a bid to lessen Cyprus’ dependence on fossils and  adhere to EU directives on clean energy, the EAC is trying to expand its renewable energy sources.According to Papadopoulou, they are now in a consortium with the Archbishopric to create photovoltaic parks with a power capacity of 50MW.Negotiations are also moving forward to create a 20MW photovoltaic park in the Akrotiri base, she said. The project, which has been under discussion for years, has not been able to move forward after environmental concerns suggesting that the works for the solar park would affect the biodiversity and ecosystem of the area.Furthermore, some 4,500 mostly cypress and citrus trees would have to be chopped down and air pollution would be caused during the works, in addition to solid waste, according to a report from the department of the environment.You May Likewmnlife.com5 Amazing Benefits of Beerwmnlife.comUndoRelated AdsOnline Banks Are Giving Away Money For Opening AccountsRelated AdsUndoEditorChoice.comA Piece Of Aluminum Foil May Change The Way You Use Your Phone!EditorChoice.comUndo Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Schwartau recalls Corny Big Brownie after mislabelling error

first_imgA batch of a well-known snack bar, Corny Big Brownie has been recalled because the ingredients were not listed in the local language, ie Greek, the manufacturing company Schwartau, said on Thursday.The recall applies only to the Corny Big Brownie lot with barcode number 61260 and expiration dates 31.10.2019, 07.12.2019, 28.12.2019, and 20.01.2020.The recall does not apply to other batches and products bearing the barcode.“Due to the error on the label, this product may pose a health risk to those who are allergic to peanuts, gluten-containing cereals or milk intolerance,” the company said.“Consumers who bought the product and are allergic to milk, pistachios or gluten are advised not to consume it and return it to the store where they purchased it so that they can be fully compensated.”The company apologised for any inconvenience. For any questions or concerns, consumers can contact Schwartau Customer Careline: presse@schwartau.de.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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