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Connie Oakes speaks to APTN about wrongful conviction and going home

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter being in prison for two years and five months, Connie Oakes is a free woman.Thursday, an Alberta Crown prosecutor requested a stay in proceedings in the case against Oakes, who was convicted of the 2011 murder of Medicine Hat, Alta., resident Casey Armstrong.On Friday, Oakes was heading home to the Nekaneet First Nation in Saskatchewan with her family.She stopped to talk to APTN about her release.news@aptn.calast_img

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Beautiful Flower of Coexistence Pope Francis on His Morocco Trip

Rabat  – Pope Francis, who visited Morocco for the first time on March 30-31, has expressed satisfaction with his stay in the North African country.On his way back to the Vatican after what he called a delightful two-day stay in Morocco, Pope Francis told the press on board his flight that his trip gave him the image of a “beautiful flower of coexistence.”The Pope, who had a busy schedule in Morocco, called  for the preservation of coexistence to transcend the difficulties “which unfortunately exist because there are intransigent groups.” The Pope also criticized US President Donald Trump, saying that “those who build the walls will end up trapped in the walls they build.”In speeches throughout his Moroccan stay, Francis reiterated his faith in principles of international solidarity and interreligious dialogue. He said that the world should invest in   building bridges, not walls.Read Also: Morocco’s Royal Family Gather for Amicable Photo with Pope Francis“Those who build bridges are moving forward. The bridge is for human communication, it is very beautiful and I have seen it here in Morocco.”Appeal for a universal and multireligious JerusalemIn Morocco, the pope and King Mohammed VI signed a document they called “the Jerusalem appeal.” The move aimed to garner support in the international community to reclaim the multi-religious character of the city of Jerusalem, which is considered holy site by all the three Abrahamic religions. The Pope said that believers of all faiths want a free Jerusalem , and described the appeal he signed with the King describing it as a “step forward” in the struggle against regimes and leaders who oppose the universality of Jerusalem.The move to sign the document, Pope Francis argued,  was not the reflection of his and King Mohammed VI’s deep convictions alone. Rather, the appeal is an alarm call from“brother believers who suffer to see that this city of hope is still not as universal as we all want it to be.”More than an agreement, the appeal is “a desire, a call to religious fraternity that is symbolized in this city that belongs to all of us,” the pope stressed.Watershed papal massPope Francis also addressed the issue of migration, emphasizing that he is against the drowning  of migrants in the Mediterranean.“Welcoming, accompanying, and integrating remain the key values of the solution to be developed,” he asserted. Pope Francis left Morocco on Sunday evening after a two-day trip  in which he repeatedly preached politico-religious tolerance and coexistence.An estimated number of 10,000 people attended the pope’s mass at the Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat. The papal mass was a watershed in the history of Morocco’s growing population of Christians,  most of whom are said to be expats and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. “ Thank you Morocco for this opportunity. Thank you our father for your message of hope. Thank you my pope for coming,” the crowd chanted in chorus as the pope concluded his mass. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,612.81, up 68.57 points).Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Materials. Down 49 cents, or 3.28 per cent, to $14.43 on 42.2 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences. Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Unchanged at five cents on 8.9 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up eight cents, or 0.67 per cent, to $12.03 on 8.7 million shares.Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 14 cents, or 1.58 per cent, to $8.99 on 6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 22 cents, or 2.1 per cent, to $10.25 on 5.9 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $5.48 on 5.8 million shares.Companies reporting:Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Up $2.53 or 4.4 per cent to $59.64. Canopy Growth Corp. has struck a deal to buy U.S. company Acreage Holdings Inc. for US$3.4 billion, but only if cannabis becomes federally legal in the United States. The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company on Thursday announced its plans to create a “global cannabis powerhouse” and outlined a complex transaction which would give Canopy a foothold in the massive, lucrative U.S. market. While cannabis is legal for medical and recreational purposes in several U.S. states, it remains illegal at the federal level.Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Down $2.04 or 2.9 per cent to $68.90. Rogers Communications Inc. and the wireless industry experienced an unusually slow first quarter, but the company is on track to meet its full-year estimates, chief executive Joe Natale said Thursday. The wireless, cable, internet and media company’s profit and revenue fell short of analyst estimates. Its net income fell to $391 million from $425 million as revenues dropped to $3.59 billion from $2.63 billion in the same quarter last year.TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA). Down 26 cents or 2.7 per cent to $9.42. TransAlta says Mangrove Partners has withdrawn an application to the Alberta Securities Commission for a hearing related to an investment deal with Brookfield Renewable Partners that would see it invest $750 million in TransAlta’s hydro assets. Mangrove had sought a joint hearing with the Alberta regulator and the Ontario Securities Commission regarding its desire for a shareholder vote on the Brookfield transaction. The U.S. investors argued the Brookfield deal was “rushed” and prevented TransAlta from looking at potential better options.The Canadian Press read more

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UN food distribution resumes after deadly attack on convoy in Uganda

On Monday, Richard Achuka, 41, was shot in the neck and shoulder and died yesterday when the gunmen attacked four of the agency’s trucks as they returned from delivering food to schools and other sites in northeastern Karamoja region of the country.Supply distribution to half a million people impacted by drought was halted on Tuesday.“Because we are keenly aware of the magnitude of the drought in Karamoja and the huge additional needs for relief assistance, WFP has agreed to resume its humanitarian work across the region from tomorrow (1 June),” said the agency’s Uganda Country Director Tesema Negash.Ugandan authorities have assured WFP that security will be bolstered.“We must recognize that WFP works in a challenging environment,” said Ugandan Minister of State for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru. “The Government will provide full security to staff and property of WFP and all humanitarian partners in the region to enable them to achieve their mission.”Also this week, leaders of the Abim, Kaabong and Kotido Districts asked WFP voiced alarm at the murder and asked the agency to consider this an isolated incident. They promised to find those responsible and ensure they are brought to justice.The leaders also urged the agency to continue with its efforts, noting their appreciation for WFP’s work spanning 40 years in Karamoja, which has the highest malnutrition rates in the country.“If WFP withdraws from Karamoja at this critical time, the suffering of the people will reach unacceptable levels,” said Simon Lokodo from the Karamoja Parliamentary Group.Karamoja, the country’s poorest region, has been ravaged by three droughts in six years. This January, WFP began distributing supplies to feed half a million people, while an additional 200,000 in the same region also receive the agency’s aid. As a result, at least 70 per cent of Karamoja’s total population benefits from WFP’s assistance. 31 May 2007After suspending aid operations in northeastern Uganda earlier this week following a deadly attack, the Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that the agency will resume its aid operations in the area tomorrow. read more

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SNCLavalin gets 135million contract in Saudi Arabia

MONTREAL — Engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin announced its second contract in Saudi Arabia in about a week, a 10-year services contract valued at $135-million.The Montreal-based company will operate and maintain the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center project located in Riyadh.The project will conduct research in energy economics, technology and the environment. The centre will include a research and office complex, residential accommodations for 1,000 students and supporting infrastructure for energy, chilled water plant, transportation and maintenance.[np-related]SNC-Lavalin said it will provide integrated facility and community management services to the project.“We are delighted by the opportunity to be involved in such a state-of-the-art facility,” said SNC executive vice-president Charlie Rate.The project is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification outside of North America, and the largest residential development project to earn the certification in the world.Last week, SNC announced a $92-million district cooling contract in the Saudi city of Mecca, site of an annual Islamic pilgrimage that attracts Muslims from around the worldDistrict cooling uses a central plant to chill water that is then distributed to several other buildings that use the water to cool themselves before the water is returned to the central plant.SNC-Lavalin this week announced the hiring of American executive Robert Card as chief executive, effective Oct. 1.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, SNC shares lost 13 cent at $37.13 in morning trading. read more

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Court sides with Beamsville winery against VQA

A decision inside a Welland courtroom today could change the landscape for wine sales in Canada.Royal DeMaria Winery in Beamsville specializes in ice wine, but for a couple of years because of a legal battle with the Vintners Quality Alliance, they have not been allowed to use the term ice wine on their bottle. But today, they have won the right to use the term on certain bottles.It is world renowned for its taste, a sweet desert wine that has even been enjoyed by the Queen. And now, here at home, it can be called it by its name.“I’m allowed to use the word ‘ice wine,’” said Joseph DeMaria, owner of The DeMaria Winery.DeMaria is celebrating victory in his court case against the VQA. The DeMaria Winery opened in 1998. Specializing in ice wine, they have countless awards, set world records for consistent quality, were sipped by G8 summit leaders, and even sold a bottle for $30,000, but for years, they have failed VQA taste tests.“The whole idea of doing a taste panel, for me, and I think for a lot of wineries, they’re just afraid to come out and say it, is that it’s subjective,” he said.And because of those failed tests, DeMaria lost membership in the VQA, and he felt victimized“Instead of going out and pushing Canadians, Canadian ice wine — the jewel of Canada — they were pushing my winery back. And we couldn’t sell,” he said.It was 2011 when the DeMaria Winery lost its membership in the VQA for not having passed a bottle in over 18 months. That meant they couldn’t use the VQA symbol and names like the Niagara Peninsula on the bottle. In January of 2013, two members of the VQA came to the winery and bought a bottle of ice wine, which contain the VQA label.While non-members could not use the VQA label, the wines that were purchased were from a vintage that *had* passed VQA taste tests, and today a provincial judge ruled in DeMaria’s favour saying the VQA could not pull their label from wine that had been previously approved. Representatives for the VQA chose not to comment today, but DeMaria says this is a victory for more than one winery“I didn’t win. The industry won. Canadians have won,” he said.Demaria says that he would like to be on the same side as the VQA in hopes that they are all working for Canadian interests. read more

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On World Day to Combat Desertification UN officials urge aid to affected

Drawing attention to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message that the document provided a “global tool” to fight desertification and mitigate the effects of drought. “These are both massive undertakings, and many developing countries have adopted National Action Programmes to coordinate their efforts,” he noted, adding that “mobilizing the necessary financial resources to combat drought and desertification remains a significant hurdle” for many of those States. The President of the General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, welcomed the fact that over 30 nations have prepared National Action Programmes. “Now these programmes need to be turned into action, and to become an integral part of the development plans of the countries concerned,” he said. National Action Programmes to combat desertification in Mali, China, Senegal, Turkey, Chile, Cuba, Yemen, Lebanon and Cambodia are receiving support from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). “FAO’s active involvement in the fight against desertification is vital not only in relation to its mandate to help countries manage forest resources, and preserve soils, water resources, vegetation and biodiversity, but also in fulfilling its mandate to promote food security, particularly of vulnerable rural populations,” said the agency’s Assistant Director-General, Hosny El-Lakany. Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), noted the link between desertification and poverty. “No long-term strategy to alleviate poverty will succeed in the face of the persistent erosion of the physical resources upon which poor people depend,” he said. “Equally, no programme to protect the environment will succeed without alleviating the day-to-day pressures of poverty.” According to UNEP, drylands make up 40 per cent of the world’s land surface and desertification affects the lives of 1 billion people one-sixth of the world’s population, among them the poorest people on Earth. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought marks the date – 17 June 1994 – when the Convention was adopted. In proclaiming the day in 1994, the General Assembly invited States devote commemorations to promoting awareness of the need for international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. read more

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Possibility of coup in Fiji sparks warning from UN SecretaryGeneral

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan encouraged the parties “to continue their search for a peaceful reconciliation of their differences within the constitutional framework,” adding that he is ready to support national and regional efforts to overcome the crisis through dialogue.Mr. Annan emphasized that “Fiji’s international standing, which it has built carefully over the years, as an important contributor to UN peacekeeping operations and more recently as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission,” is at risk if the crisis is prolonged.Meanwhile, in a message to the Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization, held on Yanuca Island in Fiji, Mr. Annan said the fact that 16 non-self-governing territories remain proves that the decolonization process is incomplete.He called on all administering powers to show good faith and a desire to implement the principles of the UN Charter regarding non-self-governing territories.“Tokelau’s referendum in February was an important step in its quest for self-determination,” Mr. Annan said. “The path followed by this small Pacific territory, with the assistance of the administering power, New Zealand, is an example of what can be achieved when there is political will and close cooperation between all parties concerned.”The Secretary-General’s message was delivered by Karina Gerlach, the chief of the Decolonization Unit in the Department of Political Affairs. read more

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Considering the impact of temperament on teaching and learning

How people learn based on their personality type will be discussed during a teaching and learning event Monday, Oct. 26.Introversion and Extroversion: Implications for Teaching and Learning is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in TH253.Nicki Monahan will engage participants from all disciplines to explore their own learning preferences, and to consider the impact of temperament on teaching and learning.Through reflection and active learning, participants will gain insight into the strengths and challenges facing students across the introversion/extroversion spectrum and consider practical strategies to create more inclusive learning environments. The goal is not to turn introverts into extroverts, or vice versa, but to maximize learning for all students and to help them develop the skills often identified by potential employers — teamwork, problem solving and interpersonal communication.Following this session join Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and others from the Brock community for a Pedagogical Walk & Talk from 1-2 p.m. as we walk campus trails and chat about teaching and learning.Online registration for both sessions can be found at www.brocku.ca/cpi. read more

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Football Defensive end Nick Bosa ejected for targeting against Iowa

Sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) lines up prior to a play during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. OSU lost 31-16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIOWA CITY, IOWA — Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was ejected for targeting due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley with 3:12 remaining in the second quarter. Following the ejection, Bosa became ineligible to play the remainder of the game against Iowa, but will be able to return at the beginning of next Saturday’s game against Michigan State. The hit came on an incomplete pass by Stanley that would have resulted in a fourth-and-8 on Ohio State’s 40-yard line, had the hit not taken place. After the penalty, Iowa moved up to Ohio State’s 25-yard line. The next play was a touchdown pass to tight end Noah Fant to give Iowa the 23-17 lead. read more

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Chocolate wars break out over the colour purple

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate bars move down the production line at the Cadbury’s Bournville production plant Credit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images A worker walks past a purple logo in Cadbury’s Bournville factory in BirminghamCredit:Darren Staples/Reuters A worker walks past a purple logo in Cadbury's Bournville factory in Birmingham Queen Victoria’s favourite colour was said to be purpleCredit:Hulton Archive/Print Collector An early advert for Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate Nestlé lodged its opposition amid fears Cadbury’s claim on the colour could threaten its hazelnut and caramel chocolate called the ‘Purple One’, and the vibrant decoration on its Quality Street box.But, three judges issued an 11-page ruling finding against Cadbury adding that its failure to ‘future proof’ that trade mark hinged on a legal technicality which leaves “one feeling sympathy for Cadbury”.The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that Cadbury, owned by Mondelez International, has now surrendered its original 1995 registration to be able to use exclusively the colour.Rebecca Anderson-Smith, trade mark attorney at Mewburn Ellis, described the latest twists as “bad news” for Cadbury because it allows “long term adversary” Nestle to launch a strong legal challenge.“It seems Cadbury realised their existing UK trade mark registration for that purple would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to enforce, as they appear to have voluntarily surrendered the registration. Nestle's Quality Street also features a distinctive colour purple Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate bars move down the production line at the Cadbury's Bournville production plant  Nestle’s Quality Street also features a distinctive colour purple John Bradley, who worked at the Birmingham-based company for 25 years and wrote Cadbury’s Purple Reign: The Story Behind Chocolate’s Best Loved Brand, said he chose the title and purple cover of his book because it was “indelibly associated” with Cadbury.He said purple was chosen for Dairy Milk, launched in 1905, because it was the “emperor of chocolates” and during the Roman Empire only the emperor was allowed to wear a purple toga.“The company probably didn’t help itself in future copyright battles by using purple on other brands and altering the shade used on Dairy Milk over the years,” he said.“When I joined in 1979, the place was a sea of purple. If copyright lawyers do later decide Cadbury has no claims on purple, it confirms everything I ever thought about lawyers.” A Nestlé spokesman hinted that the battle was far from over, explaining that it has products, like Quality Street and the ‘Purple One’, which “famously use the colour purple”.“As with all colour trade marks, it is therefore important that the scope of any rights over the colour purple are clear and precise and limited to those products where it has acquired distinctiveness.”Ms Anderson-Smith added: “Cadbury could also try to rely on any unregistered trade mark rights or goodwill they may have acquired through use of their colour in the UK, but enforcing these rights would be more onerous than relying on a valid trade mark registration.  Their claim to a monopoly in their specific shade of purple therefore seems severely weakened at this point.” Queen Victoria's favourite colour was said to be purple “They still own a separate UK trade mark registration for that purple covering “chocolate in bar or tablet form”, but this includes the same description of the mark previously considered too broad by the Court of Appeal. Consequently, it is open to attack by Nestlé, and others, for being invalidly registered. It will be interesting to see if Cadbury voluntarily surrenders this registration as well.”A Mondelez spokeswoman said its company would continue to defend fiercely its branding.“We have not appealed the decision, but will continue to protect what we believe is a distinctive trademark – Cadbury Purple – and challenge those who infringe it.” An early advert for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolateCredit:Cadbury/PA Queen Victoria gave Cadbury a royal warrant in 1854, making it then the official cocoa and chocolate makers for the monarch.One advert from that time even showed the queen sitting on a train drinking cocoa. For just over a century, a distinctive purple has been used on wrappers enveloping Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate bars. The colour, chosen because it was Queen Victoria’s favourite, even adorns Bournville train station, where Cadbury built its factory in Birmingham 140 years ago.But, the hue has been at the centre of a long running ‘chocolate wars’ battle. And the courts have dealt the sweet manufacturer a blow weakening its ability to prevent rivals using the ‘Cadbury purple’ on chocolates.Legal experts predicted a recent Court of Appeal ruling against Cadbury and the confectioner’s subsequent withdrawal of a 24 year old trade mark could see competitors bring out chocolates swathed in the colour so strongly associated with the company.Cadbury tried last year to update its 1995 trade mark for the colour, called Pantone 2685C, after a challenge by its rival Nestlé proved the legal wording was too wide ranging. read more

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Lyra McKee funeral Why does it take the death of a 29yearold

During a memorial service to the 29-year-old journalist murdered by a dissident New IRA gunman in Londonderry, those same sentiments echoed about Belfast Cathedral as a priest challenged the assembled politicians to put aside their differences and create a lasting peace in Northern Ireland in her memory. Equality, compassion, exposing the corrupt and holding the powerful to account: these were the words Lyra McKee lived by. “Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?” urged Father Martin Magill, a parish priest in West Belfast, prompting a standing ovation from mourners inside and outside the cathedral – and applause… read more

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Desert Lion Energy gets mining license for Namibian lithium project

first_imgNamibian lithium developer and emerging lithium concentrate producer Desert Lion Energy Inc has received  its Phase 2 mining license, for the mining of in-situ material, by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia. The mining license has been granted for an initial 10-year period, effective immediately, and covers a total area of 68.7 km2, which includes the area where the company’s Rubicon and Helikon mines are located. The remaining 232.3 km2 of exploration license will be retained by Desert Lion for ongoing exploration activities.“We are excited to announce this key step in advancing Desert Lion’s Namibian Lithium Project. Receipt of this mining license demonstrates the strong working relationship between our Namibian team, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia and various stakeholders,” commented Tim Johnston, President and CEO. “We look forward to building a sustainable project, which the community where we operate, employees and investors and Desert Lion will be proud of.”Desert Lion Energy is focused on building Namibia’s first large-scale lithium mine to be located approximately 210 km from the nation’s capital of Windhoek and 220 km from the Port of Walvis Bay. The Rubicon and Helikon mines are located within a 301 km2 prospective land package, with known lithium bearing pegmatitic mineralization and the company is currently in Phase 1 of its production plan, producing and exporting lithium concentrate from stockpiled material. The project site is accessible year-round by road and has access to power, water, rail, port, airport and communication infrastructure.last_img read more

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Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases not accurate

first_imgGARDA COMMISSIONER MARTIN Callinan has criticised the leaking of information from the investigations into the removal of two Roma children from their families last month.It was reported at the weekend that local social workers in Athlone weren’t notified that a two-year-old boy had been removed from his family until he was already in state care.A HSE report carried out into the incident and a similar case in Tallaght, found that gardaí contacted an emergency helpline, meaning local social workers were left out of the loop on the decision, according to the media reports.The boy was taken from his parents under childcare legislation, but was returned the next day. It had been suspected that he was not biologically related to the family.Speaking to reporters today, Callinan said he had read the newspaper reports in recent days and that it was “disappointing to read that there are leaks,” adding that “some of them are not accurate leaks”.The HSE report, along with one compiled by the gardaí, were handed over to Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Justice Minister Alan Shatter last week.Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan has been tasked with conducting her own inquiry into the matter.Read: Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma childrenRead: Children’s Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSElast_img read more

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President and PM of Central African Republic resign amid anarchy

first_imgMICHEL DJOTODIA, THE rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed, has agreed to resign along with his prime minister, regional officials have announced.There has been growing pressure for Djotodia to step aside and the resignation should help placate the armed militias who have used to violence to seek his ouster. However, his departure could also create an even greater power vacuum in a land that has long known coups and dictatorship.Ahmat Allami, the secretary-general of the Economic Community of Central African States, made the announcement following a summit in neighboring Chad on the crisis. Legislators from Central African Republic also were flown to the Chadian capital of N’Djamena on Thursday to take part in the discussions.Djotodia’s departure leaves the country in the hands of a weak transitional government. Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye, a longtime opposition leader prior to the March 2013 coup, is also stepping aside, Allami said.Security volunteers use sticks to fend off a crowd trying to enter a food and supplies distribution point at a makeshift camp for some 100,000 displaced people at Mpoko Airport in CAR (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) BackgroundCentral African Republic has long been one of the world’s most unstable countries. The March 2013 coup brought heavily armed rebels to power who then proceeded to carry out atrocities against civilians. The rebels are mostly from the minority Muslim population and hail from the country’s long-marginalised north, and the resentment toward their abuses transformed the conflict into one with religious undertones.In early December, a Christian militia backed by loyalists of ousted President Francois Bozize attacked the capital. In the violent aftermath, more than 1,000 people were killed and nearly 1 million fled their homes in fear. An estimated 100,000 people alone have sought shelter at the airport being guarded by French troops.A French soldier waves to children as he patrols the area at Mpoko Airport in CAR (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Former coloniser France has sent some 1,600 troops in an effort to stabilise the country and an African peacekeeping force has provided thousands of additional soldiers. However, violence continues to wrack the capital of Bangui. Muslims who are suspected of collaborating with Djotodia’s rebellion have been stoned to death in the streets and their bodies mutiliated.Read: At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic > Read: EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic > Read: Threat of ‘deadly outbreak of disease’ in camps for children fleeing CAR violence >last_img read more

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Investing in Greece guide

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The 1st edition of the Greek Law Digest, The Ultimate Legal Guide to Investing in Greece has been launched. The Greek Law Digest is a comprehensive report made in English on all the basic regulatory and legal aspects that an investment in Greece may entail. The guide was created under the initiative of Nomiki Bibliothiki – leading legal publishing house in Greece – to assist the country’s exports by providing investment and legal information to foreign investors. Over 100 qualified Greek legal minds gathered to coordinate this publication that was developed under the auspices of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, the agency Invest In Greece SA and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For more information visit www.greelawdigest.grlast_img read more

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Chris Jericho involved with incident outside Irving Plaza in New York City

first_img People send their personal footage in to TMZ and they sometimes use it. I was just saying Jericho had been in an altercation involving fans before. I wasn’t casting blame. Cameron Huff That “fan” is a piece of shit, much like most of the human race. Seriously, why people continue to shit out kids in this day & age is mind boggling. TMZ Sports is reporting that Chris Jericho was involved in an “f-bomb” incident outside the Irving Plaza in New York City this past Friday night.Jericho, who made a surprise return to WWE on Smackdown Live just days earlier, was in NYC for a tribute show dedicated to the late David Z.According to the report, fans began approaching Jericho outside the venue asking for pictures and autographs. One witness said Jericho obliged at first, but started to get frustrated and began turning down fan requests. A video was posted online of the incident of Jericho going back-and-forth verbally with a fan that you can view below.Jericho issued the following statement to TMZ Sports about the incident.“I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all involved and God bless David Z.”You can check out the video in question below.Warning: Strong language (not work safe) WhatsApp August 1, 2017 at 3:22 am I couldn’t agree more Rob. This planet has gone to hell, especially America. Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions August 1, 2017 at 9:17 am Steven Herrera Those guys just made the list! Hotrod Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob RebootVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:37/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 71.14%0:02Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kevin Smith August 1, 2017 at 8:44 am July 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm Videos Articles Chris Jericho WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins July 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm August 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12 COMMENTS TMZ are goons that follow people around and . with them, plain and simple Jason Mewes Google+ Brandon J Now Playing Up Next Didn’t he get in a huge brawl once with a bunch of fans?! He loves doing things like this. LOL. Ever notice that TMZ is always there when shenanigans happen, those assholes are either the most lucky .ers in the world, or they are the ones actually causing all of this… its’ not hard to figure out people! WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Videos Articles July 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm July 31, 2017 at 6:07 pm Twitter aces July 31, 2017 at 6:41 pm July 31, 2017 at 9:46 pm Yes, Jericho had an altercation with fans in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on February 7, 2009. WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Hotrod July 31, 2017 at 5:09 pm Rob Giles Then go into seclusion! WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Marc Espinoza July 31, 2017 at 9:52 pm Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Videos Articles Pinterest Situation ?? These “fans” just wanted to create a situation over a famous person.. JFJ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next JFJ Marc Espinoza crg beauregard but to be fair in that incident the fans stopped him outside the arena and he was being a pretty good about it until one of the fans started throwing punches. Jericho has always been a pretty decent guy about dealing with the fans, which is tought since heis one of the best at inducing reactions from both in and out of the ringlast_img read more

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Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea — Soon after the ferry began to tilt, there was nervous laughter, jokes about the Titanic and talk of selfies and Facebook posts from the doomed high school students huddled below deck.But the lighthearted atmosphere soon turned serious as the listing worsened. Fear began building, and one student asked, “Am I really going to die?”The shaky video — at times poignant and heartbreaking as the teens said last words to their loved ones — was found on the cellphone belonging to 17-year-old Park Su-hyeon when his body was recovered after the disaster on the morning of April 16 off South Korea.The boy’s father, Park Jong-dae, provided it Thursday to The Associated Press, saying he wanted to show the world the conditions aboard the Sewol as it sank. He earlier released it to select South Korean media.More than 300 people are dead or missing in the disaster, which has plunged South Korea into mourning and touched off anger and shame. About 220 bodies, mostly from inside the submerged vessel, have been recovered. More than 80 percent of the victims were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul, on their way to the tourist island of Jeju for a school trip.last_img read more

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Man found murdered in Miami Beach apartment

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police suspect foul play in the case of a man found dead in a Miami Beach apartment.The man’s body was found in an apartment building along Jefferson Street and Ninth Street, Thursday.After the discovery, other residents in the area don’t feel safe.“That could be me, that could be me,” said neighbor Lenia Duran. “I don’t know. Who did they killed? If it was a woman or what, but it could’ve been me.”If you have any information on this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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The RemoBell S smart video doorbell includes free cloud storage for 89

first_img Olive & Dove RemoBell The Cheapskate 33 Photos Mentioned Above Olive & Dove RemoBell Share your voice See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $119 Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. RemoBell Raise your hand if you agree with this: You love the idea of a smart video doorbell, but don’t want to pay a cloud-storage subscription fee from now until the end of time.I feel the same. Thankfully, there’s a fee-free option: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the RemoBell S Smart Video Doorbell for $89 with promo code NEWEGGCNET2. That’s an extra $10 off the already-compelling regular price.See it at NeweggYou can also get the RemoBell W for $149 with promo code NEWEGGCNET1. That’s a savings of $50, and while it’s arguably the better of the two products, I’m going to focus on the S, because it’s the one I’ve been testing for the past couple weeks.The RemoBell S is an attractive, hardwired doorbell (much better-looking than the W, actually), designed to take the place of your existing bell. Installation was a little tricky because I couldn’t tell if ours was mechanical or electronic, but ultimately I got everything working.I’ll start with the good stuff. It takes just two taps to access a live video feed on your phone or tablet, and I was impressed at how quickly the feed appeared. While puttering in my basement one day, my phone pinged when someone rang the doorbell, and within about four seconds I was able to see who was there and carry on a two-way conversation.So as a basic video doorbell, the RemoBell S does what it sets out to do. Plus, you get three days of unlimited rolling cloud storage at no extra charge. That’s awfully compelling, as virtually every other video doorbell either requires a subscription or limits you to just a few hours’ worth of free recordings. Remo does have a premium option as well: For $3 per month (or $30 annually), you can bump the storage to 30 days.However, I do have some complaints. For starters, the camera provides only a square or fish-eye view, and cloud recordings are strictly fish-eye. That’s ludicrous, though Remo claims it’s intentional in order to let you see more of what’s going on. In reality, it actually makes it much harder to see the action on the sides or farther away. Let me choose which view I prefer, Remo!Also, the camera is extremely sensitive to motion, even when the detection settings are cranked all the way to low. My activity list is populated with lots of recordings that show absolutely no movement. That’s one big point in favor of the RemoBell W, which employs a passive IR sensor that’s less likely to trigger these false detections.I feel like both these problems could be solved by software tweaks — but will they? A Remo rep told me the company is “actively” working to improve the product, but wouldn’t specify when or whether these issues would be addressed.I’ll say this: $89 is a very attractive price for an attractive video doorbell that quickly sends a live feed to your phone or tablet — and includes free cloud storage. It’s far from perfect, but it might be good enough for your needs.Your thoughts?Read more: The best video doorbells you can buy todayBonus deal: Get a Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness watch for $80I’ve long admired the design of Samsung’s Gear Fit watches, which have long, curved, beautiful screens and tons of great features — fitness and otherwise. If I owned an Android phone, I’d definitely be using a Gear Fit with it.samsung-gear-fit-pro-2-ifa-3The Gear Fit 2 Pro for $80?! Yes, yes, yes! Andrew Hoyle/CNET Deals have been rare of late, especially on the newer models. But for a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro in black or red for $79.99. It originally sold for $200.See it at Best BuyCNET hasn’t reviewed this model, but you can read the preview here. Among the Fit 2 Pro’s highlights: built-in GPS, continuous heart-rate monitoring, a battery that’s good for an estimated five days, and 4GB of onboard storage — with support for Spotify downloads.And as I said, the 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display is gorgeous. You can choose from a huge selection of faces, too. It’s amazing to me that this is new, not refurbished. For $80, it gets my highest “buy” recommendation. Best Buy Samsungcenter_img See It $92 CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro are ready for a swim Smart Home Wearable Tech Review • Not the doorbell I’d pick for my house Comments Preview • Forget wiring, this smart buzzer runs on AAs 3 Tagslast_img read more

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