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Darfur peace hopes damaged if Sudanese President is arrested UN hears

The decision of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors to seek an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President over alleged war crimes in Darfur will only undermine existing efforts to bring peace to the region, the country’s Vice-President has told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.Ali Osman Mohamed Taha told delegates yesterday that the Sudanese Government in Khartoum had taken great strides to implementing the peace and reconciliation process in Darfur, an arid and impoverished region where rebels have fought Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen since 2003.The commitment to this process has been guaranteed by President Omar al-Bashir himself, Mr. Taha said. Given that national elections are planned for next year, he added that the issuing of an indictment against Mr. al-Bashir would be detrimental to the peace process.The Vice-President stressed that while his Government fully supported the accountability that the indictment was supposed to bring about, it was already implementing measures to achieve that accountability, and therefore the ICC prosecutor’s move was “corroding” the peace process.Mr. Taha said the decision of Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor, should be reversed by the Security Council, noting that many States have made public their objections to the indictment.He also said that the Government was committed to improving humanitarian relief efforts across Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed through direct combat, disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, and another 2.7 million have been displaced.In addition, the Vice-President said Khartoum was supporting the work of the hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID. 26 September 2008The decision of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors to seek an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President over alleged war crimes in Darfur will only undermine existing efforts to bring peace to the region, the country’s Vice-President has told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate. read more

New bill on detention period passed

The government sought the extension of the detention period on the basis that it would help the investigations process. Human rights groups however warned that the bill will lead to an increase in the abuse of power, extortion, torture and custodial deaths.The Asian Human Rights Commission said the bill is dangerous in the present context and is very much likely to complicate the already overwhelming problems besetting the administration of criminal justice in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provision) bill which allows the detention of a suspect without a warrant from 24 hours to 48 hours has been passed in parliament.The bill was passed by a majority of 77 votes in parliament today with 110 votes for and 33 against it. Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem had presented the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provision) Bill to parliament last year. read more

Iran and Sri Lanka to expand mutual cooperation

The delegation which was headed by the Iranian Energy Ministry official Hamid Reza Tashaoei discussed ways for expanding cooperation with his host officials and explored impediments on the way of implementing the existing agreements. Both sides agreed on the need for finding executive solutions to accelerate operationalization of the agreements. Iran and Sri Lanka also agreed to finalize the drafts of several cooperation documents in the areas of health, co-operation, agriculture, cultural exchanges and customs at the earliest. (Colombo Gazette) A final document was also signed between the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Sri Lanka and the Head of the Center for Export and Support in Iran’s Ministry of Energy.Iran’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammad Zarei Irani was also present in the meeting. Iran and Sri Lanka have signed documents to expand cooperation in various areas, including trade and economy, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported.According to IRNA on Saturday, the documents were signed during a two-day visit of an Iranian delegation to Colombo with Sri Lankan officials. read more

Annan concludes Chilean leg of South American tour

Mr. Annan was joined by Chile’s President Ricardo Lagos and Finland’s President Tarja Halonen at the roundtable in Santiago de Chile, held at the headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).Mr. Annan told the roundtable that the world must act collectively to fight common threats, and said the UN had to reform its architecture to maximize the effectiveness of collective action.Last night at an official dinner hosted by President Lagos, Mr. Annan said Latin America’s potential and challenges were a microcosm of the same potential and challenges facing the globe.The Secretary-General now travels to Guayaquil, the biggest city and the main port in Ecuador. He will then visit Peru and Bolivia before his South American tour ends. read more

More than 15 million Asian children have been orphaned by AIDS UN

More than 1.5 million children in Asia and the Pacific have been orphaned by AIDS and many more are living with ill and dying parents, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has told an international congress on AIDS that wound up its sessions in Kobe, Japan, this week.In a satellite transmission to the Congress, UNICEF said another 121,000 children were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific at the end of last year, with an estimated 47,000 children newly infected last year alone. Only a small fraction of the 35,000 children who need anti-retrovirals (ARVs) were receiving them and only a few children at risk were receiving Cotrimoxazole antibiotic to stave off HIV-related infections, it added.“This regional data will further help us to target our actions and to get to grips with the magnitude of the problem regarding children in Asia and the Pacific. Accurate data at local, national and regional levels is crucial to how we manage our collective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” a UNICEF regional director, Anupama Rao Singh, told the Seventh International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific over the weekend.While the number of children orphaned by AIDS is alarming, many more children in Asia and the Pacific are at risk of losing their caregivers, UNICEF said to the 1 to 5 July conference. Failure to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on children would mean that more children would face barriers in accessing education, health care and other basic services, it said.Most governments in the region have not yet developed national policies and strategies to address the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, including the protection and care of those orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS, UNICEF said.A representative of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), J.V.R. Prasada Rao, said a lack of coordination placed the response to the pandemic at risk and lack of prevention policies was common throughout the region.According to the Monitoring AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, the three unsafe behaviours driving the pandemic in the region were commercial sex, injecting drug use and sex between men. It added that HIV could rapidly spread to the wider population from these groups unless governments devised policies to slow the rate of infection. Sixty countries, including China., India, Thailand and Cambodia, took part in the Congress, sending policy-making officials and health care specialists, as well as people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. read more

Hostess four years after bankruptcy will go public again

Hostess, four years after bankruptcy, will go public again by The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2016 5:42 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale at the Hostess Brands’ bakery in Denver. Almost four years after seeking bankruptcy protection under a barrage of labor issues and rapidly changing appetites, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs will take the stage once again as a publicly traded company Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Almost four years after seeking bankruptcy protection under a barrage of labour issues and rapidly changing appetites, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs will take the stage once again as a publicly traded company.Hostess Brands, which first emerged in 1919 with the Hostess CupCake, has been shuffled between different owners since it sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for a second time in July 2012.The latest owners, the Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., will sell the majority of company that is valued at about $2.3 billion. The new owners, Gores Holdings, an acquisition company run by the private equity firm, The Gores Group, will put up $375 million in cash, the companies said Tuesday.Gores CEO Alec Gores, Dean Metropoulos and others have committed an additional $350 million.Metropoulos, who has helped to lead the bakery, will continue to do so as executive chairman. CEO William Toler will also remain as Hostess CEO.Apollo and Metropoulos will hold a 42 per cent combined stake when the deal is completed at some point, it is hoped, during the third quarter.Hostess has cut costs and increased automation. Last year, the company announced plans to shutter the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented and 400 jobs evaporated.Hostess is based in Kansas City, Missouri. It operates baking facilities in Emporia, Kansas, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Georgia.It was feared by many that Twinkies, which debuted in 1930s and became a staple in school lunchboxes, was a fading piece of Americana. Those fears, it appears, were premature.The credit rating for Hostess has been on the mend and last year the company posted revenue of about $650 million. read more

Calgary house prices jump for first time in a year

by Mike Tarasko Posted Apr 18, 2017 6:30 am MDT House prices have edged up in Calgary for the first time in a year.The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Tuesday, shows the aggregate price of a home in the city rose about 0.6 per cent year-over-year to just over $461,600 in the first quarter of 2017.Realtor Corinne Lyall says the economy stabilizing in Alberta has helped.“If you couple that with the lack of inventory in some segments of the market, mostly the single family market, what we’re finding is that you know, there’s some increased demand and there’s definitely some people interested in purchasing right now,” she said.Bungalows led the way in increases up 2.4 per cent, while two story homes remained fairly level and condos edged down nearly half a point. Calgary house prices jump for first time in a year Stock photo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Amid ongoing insecurity UN voices concern for civilians in Central African Republic

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is extremely concerned for more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and over 20,000 refugees who have been affected by recent insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR). Over the past month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners visited parts of the capital, Bangui, as well as other areas to assess the situation of people affected by the insecurity in the country, where the government was ousted three months ago. “The findings are very troubling,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva. “Overall, there remains a serious absence of security, and lawlessness is widespread.” Staff on the missions received reports of arbitrary arrest and illegal detention, torture, extortion, armed robbery, physical violence including sexual violence, rape and attempted rape, abduction, restriction of movement, targeted lootings and attacks on civilians. Villages and houses had been burnt down in some areas by armed groups, he noted. “Violence against women, girls and boys had also increased,” said Mr. Edwards, adding that humanitarian agencies have been giving assistance and counselling to victims in some locations. Although schools have reopened in parts of CAR, in many areas they remain closed. Access to health and basic services is also very limited. Mothers with newborn babies in many areas have no access to medical care and new births are not being registered. The dire humanitarian situation in the CAR has been exacerbated by fighting in the past six months which further deteriorated even the most basic services. Violence erupted in December 2012 when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January, but the rebels again seized Bangui in March, forcing President François Bozizé to flee. Despite the volatile security situation, UNHCR and its partners are coordinating efforts to assist refugees – mainly Congolese and Sudanese nationals – living in camps in CAR. UNHCR, along with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Medical Corps, has been able to distribute food to some 11,000 refugees. In neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where over 40,000 CAR refugees have arrived, UNHCR continues to work with the national authorities to relocate refugees from the bordering areas into safer locations. Nearly 60,000 people have fled CAR since December 2012. As more people continue to flee insecurity, the total number of refugees from CAR in the region now stands at over 220,000. UNHCR has recorded some 1,000 refugees arriving in DRC last month. read more

Opinion 5 takeaways from Ohio States 5514 victory over Illinois

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) attempts a pass during a game against Illinois Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternWith temperatures dipping close to 30 degrees, it was cold and it was windy, but the elements didn’t seem to affect the Ohio State offense Saturday night as it rolled to a 55-14 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini.The Buckeyes’ defense also continued to improve, holding Illinois scoreless for more than half the game.The Lantern sports editors also survived the cold elements and have come up with a list of five things they learned from the game.1. J.T. Barrett has room to improveAgainst a less than impressive defense, Barrett looked just average against Illinois Saturday night.While the redshirt-freshman completed 15-24 passes for 167 yards and two scores in just a half of football, he also missed multiple wide open throws that could have gone for big plays.Barrett struggled mightily against Penn State last week, and looked just OK in a game where most expected him to get quality minutes and improve.Heading into the biggest game of the year against No. 7 Michigan State, the Buckeyes are going to need Barrett to play his best game to have a chance to win.If not, the team goal of playing for championships in November could very quickly come to an end.2. The “Silver Bullet” defense is taking shapeI know, it was against Illinois. And I know the Fighting Illini played their second- and third-string quarterbacks, but you have to admit, the Buckeye defense has improved.Last year, the Buckeyes gave up 35 to Illinois in a game that was closer than the final score would indicate.Saturday, the OSU defense surrendered just 243 offensive yards to Illinois, as opposed to the 420 it gave up last season.Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa is dominating every offensive lineman that gets in his way, while young linebackers like redshirt-freshman Darron Lee and freshman Raekwon McMillan are developing quickly.But will it be enough to slow down a MSU offense averaging 45.5 points per game? Only time will tell.3. Freshman running back Curtis Samuel is earning more carriesSamuel not only made his first start Saturday, he showed that he might even be better than sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott. After a great weak of practice, according to multiple coaches, Samuel earned the start and worked his way into the end zone twice in the first half against Illinois. While Samuel might have earned the start, there is no question the Buckeyes will need both him and Elliott in order to take down the Spartans next week.With Rod Smith gone after reportedly being dismissed from the team, and redshirt-sophomore Bri’onte Dunn still nursing injury, the two backs will likely earn close to equal carries moving forward this season. 4. This team didn’t look past Illinois, but now it canBased off of their 31-0 halftime lead, the Buckeyes didn’t have any issue focusing on the Fighting Illini.Even though the team didn’t necessarily run like a well-oiled machine throughout the game, the performance was not one of a team looking ahead to the Spartans. From Samuel’s 23-yard touchdown on the first drive of the game to redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones’ play in the second half, OSU seemed motivated from start to finish.If that kind of motivation and momentum can carry over, the Buckeyes should have a legitimate shot at beating Michigan State this weekend.5. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman isn’t afraid to mix things upNot only did Herman allow Jones to sling the ball in the second half instead of simply trying to kill the clock, but he even let redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall test his arm strength.While Marshall didn’t complete his lone attempt, it gave the Spartans and any other future opponents for OSU an additional thing to think about. Marshall was a quarterback in high school — and even had a chance to play the position in college had he not picked OSU — and now teams have to think twice about what he might do if he ever lines up in the wildcat going forward.The chance to throw was clearly being set up for a few weeks, and now that it’s out in the open, Marshall is just that much more dangerous when he steps on the field.The Buckeyes are set to take on Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann bought lunch for students at

Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann shakes the hand of a customer while buying students lunch at Raising Cane’s on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorCalvin Meyer, an undeclared first-year, was sitting in his math class when he received a Snapchat message from his friend. His buddy sent him a tweet the Ohio State men’s basketball account posted at 12:10 p.m. that said head coach Chris Holtmann would be buying students’ lunch at Raising Cane’s on High Street for the next half-hour.Meyer did not have a second thought. He packed up his things and left class early to head to get some chicken fingers.Laughing when asked whether he expected to have Holtmann buy him lunch, Meyer said, “Not at all. It’s pretty cool, though.”Dozens of people poured into Cane’s as a smiling Holtmann shook hands with every patron and swiped his card to buy every meal. He posed for pictures and took selfies with students and Cane’s staff members before leaving at 1:08 p.m. after buying lunch for everyone in line.Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann poses for selfies with Raising Cane’s employees after buying students lunch on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“It’s an opportunity for me to get out and spend some time with students,” Holtmann said. “And obviously this is a special week given what the meaning of Act of Kindness, Kindness week. So we wanted to take advantage of Kindness week.”World Kindness Day is held on Nov. 13 of each year.Jack Lever, a third-year in accounting, was sitting in his apartment on Lane Avenue when his friend texted him the tweet promoting Holtmann at Cane’s. Rather than heading across the street to buy a sub at Subway or making lunch, Lever quickly headed out and took a bus down High Street to Cane’s.“He’s actually genuinely interested in everybody coming through,” Lever said, midway through his meal. “He’s buying it for not only OSU students, he was reaching out to guys that are just working and have a lunch break.”Holtmann said he wanted to make his way into the college community and engage students. “I ask them their major, where they’re from. I’m curious, too. That’s interesting for me,” Holtmann said. “Like, what they’re studying, what year they are. A lot of pre-med, a couple pre-law, computer science. All of those were way too smart of degrees for me. It was great to spend time with them. We actually had a psychology and I was a psychology major.”This is not the first time Holtmann has interacted with students this way. While Butler’s head coach in 2015, he spent 30 minutes at a local Starbucks and bought coffee for students during finals week. During move-in day earlier this year, Holtmann offered donuts to students and parents outside the Schottenstein Center.Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann shakes the hand of a customer while buying students lunch at Raising Cane’s on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorIn an exclusive interview with The Lantern on Oct. 25, Holtmann said he “tossed some ideas around” with his staff and the marketing department “The reality is, we just arrived here,” Holtmann said on Oct. 25. “They don’t know me. They don’t know who I am. I get to walk around on campus right now and not many people know who I am and I’m looking forward just to spending some time getting to know them.”Holtmann has never had Cane’s before. He said he went there once but the line was too long. Regardless, he said he wanted to finally give it a try.“The chicken fingers look good, the four chicken finger combo looks pretty dog-gone good to me,” Holtmann said. “And the toast, the toast looks big-time.”The head coach did not have a part in deciding where to pay for students, but wanted to spontaneously buy food for students, as he did while at Butler.“I left that up to our marketing people to kind of figure out where to go. I just said I wanted to do it and I left that up to them. I was going to pay for these…,” Holtmann said before trailing off.He had noticed two people at the counter he believed to be students and approached them to make sure he paid for their meals before leaving. read more

Test ODI leagues approved by ICC Board

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedODI status denied to some World Cup Qualifier gamesJanuary 15, 2018In “latest news”Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeatSeptember 20, 2017In “latest news”ICC ponders two divisions for Test cricket in radical shake-upFebruary 26, 2016In “Sports” A genuine Test match world championship and an ODI league will be introduced to international cricket after both were given in-principle agreement by the ICC Board on the final day of the governing body’s meeting in Auckland.While some details remain to be fleshed out, including the points system and the full week-by-week Future Tours Programme, the first two-year Test championship comprising the game’s top-nine teams will begin at the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup, with the top two teams by April 2021 to play off in a championship final.Each competing country will play in six series over that time, three at home and three away, with all series being of a minimum two matches’ duration but able to be expanded to as many as five to cater for encounters such as the Ashes.The first ODI league, featuring the game’s top 13 limited-overs nations, will commence in 2020-21, running for two years leading into the 2023 World Cup, before converting to a three-year league in each cycle beyond that. The 13th place in the ODI league will be taken by the winner of the ongoing ICC World Cricket League Championship. Each competing team will play in eight series over that time, each one being played over three matches. The days of lengthier ODI series appears to be over.Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, said that member countries had moved with the times by accepting the need for greater context for international cricket, responding to the demands of broadcasters, sponsors and fans. “I would like to congratulate our members on reaching this agreement and putting the interests of the development of the game first,” he said. “Bringing context to bilateral cricket is not a new challenge, but this is the first time a genuine solution has been agreed on.“This means fans around the world can enjoy international cricket knowing every game counts and in the case of the ODI league, it counts towards qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup.”While all Test championship matches will be played over five days, the ICC Board also approved the trial of four-day Tests in bilateral series up until 2019, following South Africa’s request to play a match over that distance against Zimbabwe during their forthcoming home season. A set of playing conditions for four-day Tests is set to be drawn up by ICC management in coming weeks.“Our priority was to develop an international cricket structure that gave context and meaning across international cricket and particularly in the Test arena. This has been delivered and every Test in the new League will be a five-day Test format,” the ICC chief executive David Richardson said. “However throughout the discussions about the future of Test cricket it became clear that whilst context is crucial we must also consider alternatives and trial initiatives that may support the future viability of Test cricket.“The trial is exactly that, a trial, just in the same way day-night Tests and technology have been trialled by members. Four-day Tests will also provide the new Test playing countries with more opportunities to play the longer version of the game against more experienced opponents, which, in turn, will help them to hone their skills and close the gap with the top-nine ranked teams.”“This is a significant point in time for ICC members and our collective desire to secure a vibrant future for international bilateral cricket. The approval of both leagues is the conclusion of two years of work from the members who have explored a whole range of options to bring context to every game. The ICC Board decision today means we can now go and finalise a playing schedule for the first edition as well as the points system, hosting arrangements and competition terms.”Numerous questions remain about how the new league structures will unfold, particularly around the fraught issue of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.South Africa’s domestic 20-over competition is likely to be moved into the window left vacant by the T20 Global League, which was postponed earlier this week. The six-team franchise competition was originally due to be played in 2018 from March 14 until April 15 but could be brought forward by four months, subject to a final board approval.In a teleconference on Thursday, the franchise CEOs were asked to confirm the feasibility of hosting the domestic T20 in that time and assured CSA it could be done. The only outstanding tick in the box is to check with the broadcasters but unlike the T20 Global League, CSA will not need to sign a new partner. SuperSport already hold the rights of all cricket played in South Africa.A massive boost for the domestic tournament will be that all the national players will be available to participate, which is usually not the case. That means South Africa’s players will not be granted NOCs to play in other leagues, such as the Bangladesh Premier League, in that time. It is also unlikely that international opposition will be sought over that period.“If there is an international tour in that time, only 12 or so guys will be playing. What about the rest of the players? They can’t sit around for six weeks and not do anything,” a source told ESPNcricinfo.CSA was believed to be exploring options for hosting one of Pakistan or West Indies but acting CEO Thabang Moroe said the board will not enter into an endeavour which will cost them money. Only incoming tours against India, England and Australia make CSA money, so any other opposition would be loss-making and CSA cannot afford to incur more expenses. Instead, they will spend money they would have spent anyway on the 20-over competition. All that remains is for them to find a sponsor for it. Courier company Ram opted not to renew their deal last season, and it was played without a corporate backer.When the competition was called the Ram Slam, it made headlines for the wrong reasons. A protracted match-fixing investigation took place from late 2015 until July this year during which seven players including four former internationals, Gulam Bodi, Alviro Petersen, Thami Tsolekile and Lonwabo Tsotsobe, were banned for between periods of two and 20 years. CSA maintained that no actual fixing took place but there were attempts made. Last season’s 20-over tournament was a low-profile affair which was played in November-December, while the Test team was in Australia. (ESPNCricinfo) read more

Greek leaders celebrate easter

first_imgGreece’s state and political leaders celebrated Easter Sunday in various parts of Greece, making statements which address the current political and economic situation in Greece.The President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias sent a stern message to Turkey from the island of Skyros, where he celebrated Easter Sunday. From the island of Hydra, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed that the message of Resurrection amidst the continuing difficult circumstances facing Greece  should be turned into a source of strength, solidarity and humanity for the progress of the Greek nation.Opposition leader Antonis Samaras visited the army’s training centre in Corinth, southern Greece, where he expressed his certainty that the Greeks will overcome the crisis if they remain united. He noted, though, that the country has a long path to go through. KKE leader Aleka Papariga and SYRIZA head Alexis Tripras preferred to celebrate Easter Sunday in Athens while LAOS President Giorgos Karatzaferis visited Atalanti in central Greece.Greek president Karolos Papoulias chose to celebrate Easter Sunday with the soldiers serving in the 135 Combat Group of the Greek Air Force based on the Aegean island of Skyros.Papoulias spoke of Turkey being ‘a rather bad-tempered neighbour’ that has to stop provoking Greece. “Provocations don’t intimidate us,” stressed the President.Papoulias expressed his respect for the soldiers for being at the forefront of the fight to defend Greece’s sovereign rights. He then went on to reiterate his belief that Greece will overcome its financial problems.Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and his family spent the Easter break in Hydra. The Prime Minister sent  Easter greetings to all Greeks and underlined that the message of Resurrection has to become a source of strength and joy, solidarity and humanity for all the Greeks.“Resurrection is associated with hope, joy and spring. Despite the hardships, I know that we will make it. We will make it together and we will build a creative Greece. I wish health, happiness and strength to all. Happy Easter,” stressed Papandreou.New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras visited a military training centre in Corinth.Samaras exchanged wishes with the army officers and the recruits and wished them strength.“Resurrection means ‘fighting for something better.’ But the Greek nation is carrying its own financial cross at a time when the country’s growth model has sunk. The crisis requires solutions, and bold and responsible changes. With the God’s help, we will have both the inspiration and the strength to show the path of hope. Happy Easter to everyone,” said Samaras. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Triple H talks NXT UK brand Lackluster WWE programming NXTFOX partnership

first_imgFacebook WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Google+ Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 79.10%0:02Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Below are highlights:Triple H is exciting about #NXT returning to the Barclays Center this Saturday, said it’s hard to believe it is the fourth #NXTTakeOver at that arena, “it continues to grow every year”— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question about #NXTUK and if we will see any crossover talent, Triple H says you will see a split and would prefer it to be its own thing, he envisions the territory system and being flexible by having the #NXT Champion get the opportunity to move around to other areas— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question/statement by a caller who says they are burned out by current #WWE programming and only enjoying #NXT, caller brings up how long #SummerSlam will be and over saturation, Triple H says “everybody has opinions” and points out how some people don’t like everything in #NXT— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Follow up question about the #NXT brand and the chances of seeing its programming on #FOX, Triple H says they are concentrating on the deals they have now, says the show has a great home on the #WWENetwork, Triple H says “never say never”— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Triple H adds Nox is “positive as can be” after speaking with her recently, said she’s focusing on coming back, Triple H confirms she will be out of action for quite some time again— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Pinterest Question about Aleister Black injury and if any consideration was made to continue the main event as a triple threat, Triple H said when the injury went down with Black it was a “major shift”, he feels the history between Ciampa/Gargano made sense to go with that match— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Follow up question on the new TV taping schedule moving #SDLive to Friday, Triple H jokingly brings up all the production issues they will face in 2019 including the routing differences with trucks, “we have a lot of planning to do” before next October he added— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question about #WWE PPV events going longer and if that is something we could see with #NXTTakeOver shows expanding to three hours, Triple H says it isn’t “length of time” to him and instead the right card to tell the right story, describes it as a “balancing act”— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question on when we will see the premiere episodes of #NXTUK programming, Triple H says they will be making announcements in the coming weeks about that, he added he “didn’t want to wait” and decided to shoot the first episodes when they were already scheduled for the UK— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Follow up if they have any interest to do post-show press conferences similar to the #UFC, Triple H says they have a lot of ideas on the table, he brings up the first post-show conference call after the last #NXTTakeOver special being a test and going well— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Final question about #MMA talent making the transition to wrestling and if they are open to looking at more talent from that sport, Triple H says Ronda Rousey has picked it up fast, thinks others could still struggle with it, he says they will continue to look for the best talent— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question about the Four Horsewomen now being signed with #WWE, Triple H says “anything is a possibility” of them being featured creatively together, says all four women have really picked up pro wrestling fast— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Triple H Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Videos Articles Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Follow up question about the #MaeYoungClassic and how the programming will be released, Triple H says last year they chose to batch release it, says this year it will start August 29 after #NXT and air weekly— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Follow up question about #NXTUK and Neville’s status with #WWE given he would be perfect for that territory, Triple H isn’t “100% positive” and would have to look into that, he puts over Neville’s previous work in the company— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Follow up question on how you can use #NXT talent with only one hour of television per week, Triple H calls it a challenge and is a “good problem to have”, he would always like to get more people on the show— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Question on if #NXT could be part of the Superstar Shake Up in the future, Triple H says in a way the roster is when they get drafted to the main roster, he mentions talent like The Revival and Tyler Breeze returning to #NXT at live events— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Question on if they would ever consider adding #NXT programming for TV with the #FOX deal while keeping another hour on the #WWENetwork, Triple H says the #FOX situation creates a lot of speculation, says some weeks he’s happy #NXT is only one hour long— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018 Another follow up regarding injuries for Aleister Black and Tegan Nox, Triple H is unsure about how long Black will be out, Nox says “poor girl” in reference to her unfortunate #MaeYoungClassic injury, says the Full Sail building was “dead silent” when she got hurt at the taping— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 15, 2018last_img read more

Blue Bell Introduces New Flavor

first_imgFrom Blue Bell Ice Cream tweetCookie Two StepIce cream lovers can thank President Ronald Reagan for creating National Ice Cream Month, and National Ice Cream Day — which is this Sunday. To celebrate the 32-year old tradition, Brenham-based Blue Bell Ice Cream is introducing a new flavor, Cookie Two Step.According to Joe Robertson, manager of advertising and public relations with Blue Bell, “The new flavor is a combination of two of our really popular flavors. Cookies n’ cream, and then cookie dough pieces.”He adds that the company introduces four to six new flavors every year, with one in time for National Ice Cream Day. How long a the new Cookie Two-step stays on grocery store shelves is entirely up to customers. “It’s kind of consumer demand and consumer thoughts on that that dictate what we do,” says Robertson.Blue Bell is still working to overcome a halt in production last year after multiple cases of food-borne illness. For some customers, that absence gave other brands an opportunity to earn favored status.Dorothy Holloway says her allegiance has changed. “When Blue Bell was gone you know for a while, I tried HEB, and I like it better. I like the flavors. I really, they lost me and I tried Kroger’s and I tried a whole bunch more while they were gone, and [HEB] is the best.” said Holloway.For loyal Blue Bell fans, Robertson says 50 of the 62 flavors the company was making are back on the shelf. Sharelast_img read more

4 New Gadgets You Shouldve Bought in 2017

first_img Solar Energy Outpaced Fossil Fuels in 2017Team Geek’s Favorite Comics of 2017 We saw some pretty epic advancements in tech this year. At Geek, we are pretty hyped to see where the world continues to make leaps in robotics and AI. But we also had some pretty nifty gadgets sent our way too. These are four we can’t get enough of and will probably still be obsessed with in 2018.DropMixSubmitted by Jordan MinorIf it weren’t for Nintendo’s incredible output, I may have been arguing for DropMix as game of the year. But it certainly qualifies as best gadget. Using cards with embedded RFID chips, players can intuitively and creatively generate new song mashups on a light-up deck toy connected to a smart device. It’s one of the most accessible tools for discovering this particularly joyful aspect of making music. We can’t wait to see, and hear, someone incorporate it into their DJ routine.Nintendo SwitchSubmitted by K. Thor JensenAfter the Wii U, I never thought I’d buy a Nintendo console again. The company just seemed so lost and confused, not sure how to compete in the modern hardware era. And then they released the Switch and the old black magic came right on back. It’s a perfect example of Nintendo doing what they do best: coming up with a left-field idea and executing it to perfection. A dual home / portable system wasn’t what anybody was asking for, but it sure as hell was what we needed.SNES Classic Submitted by Nick MangioneYeah, I know you can get more SNES games for cheaper with a Raspberry Pi and an emulator, but one, that’s technically illegal, and two, the package wouldn’t be as nice as this. Look, I’ll admit I’m a sucker. Nintendo has me on a string, and they have since I was three years old. They show me the cutest SNES in the world and I needed it on my shelf yesterday. The games are emulated nicely, and a lot of care went into their presentation. They’re also some of the best games ever made. I forgot how magical The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was the first time I played it. Or how jaw-dropping that opening credits sequence in Final Fantasy III/VI was. SNES Classic allowed me to feel like a little kid playing these games for the first time again. Of course, this doesn’t excuse Nintendo’s continued inexplicable supply troubles. They produced a lot more units this time around (enough so resale prices aren’t completely ridiculous like they were with the NES Classic). But every aspect of the distribution was bungled. Is another batch coming? Who knows? The SNES Classic is an awesome little device. I only wish Nintendo was able to sell it.iPhone XSubmitted by Brittany VincentYou can fool yourself into thinking Android is the better operating system all you like. But ever since I switched from my Droid 2 all those years ago to an iPhone I purchased at full price from Walmart one night because I couldn’t stand being on that trashy Android build one minute longer, I haven’t looked back. And with my recent iPhone X purchase, I’m still deliriously happy with my decision. Even though I’m way more aware now that I need to wear makeup on a regular basis now and I’m rapidly aging at 28 thanks to its front-facing camera, I can say without a doubt it’s the best phone I’ve ever used. Face ID is a breeze, and every aspect of the iPhone X feels premium. I’m satisfied with my purchase, and I can’t wait to see what Apple comes up with next. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Sofitel New York reveals WAITRESS the Musical Suite

first_imgSofitel New York reveals WAITRESS the Musical SuiteSofitel New York reveals WAITRESS the Musical SuiteSofitel New York, the official hotel of the Tony Awards, today announced the second of its Broadway-themed suite series that’s worthy of a standing ovation – theWAITRESS the Musical Suite, featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia from the hit Broadway show.Upon entering the luxury Skyscraper Suite with second-to-none views of Manhattan’s skyline, theater buffs can revel at original costumes framed on the walls, including the waitress uniform worn by Molly Hager in the role of Becky, and the lab coat worn by Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter. Also framed nearby are signed posters by Katharine McPhee, Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz, and a Playbill signed by the entire original 2016 Broadway cast. WAITRESS fan club members will recognize iconic props from the musical, from a vintage pie shop sign, to the Joe’s Pie diner menu and a diner bar seat. Baking essentials are scattered throughout and Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Cookbook is on display with mouth-watering recipes. All guests of the suite receive a slice of pie and a welcome letter from the musical’s cast.Completing the experience, guests who book the WAITRESS the Musical Suite can head to Gaby Brasserie Francaise, Sofitel New York’s signature restaurant, for two complimentary WAITRESS The Musical’s Winter Old Fashioned cocktails and two slices of Jenna’s Rhubarb & Cranberry Crumble per stay. Complimentary daily breakfast is also included.The WAITRESS Suite is available for booking through February 2019. Rates start at $799 per night. Reservations can be made Monday-Friday by calling 212-782-3013 or by emailing Daniel.Harpaz@sofitel.comAbout Sofitel New YorkSofitel New York, part of AccorHotels group, is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small-to-mid-sized events; and an outstanding restaurant, Gaby Brasserie Française. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square Theater District. For reservations, call 212-354-8844 or visit www.sofitel-new-york.com/. Source = Sofitel New Yorklast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. immigration authorities have arrested a Canadian man who has twice been convicted of trespassing at the California home of model and Kardashian family member Kendall Jenner.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that 38-year-old John Ford was recently arrested in the parking lot of an Albuquerque motel after agents received a tip that he was in New Mexico.Authorities say Ford has an expired visitor’s visa. He remains in federal custody in El Paso, Texas, awaiting a hearing on his immigration case.It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.Los Angeles police have arrested him twice, resulting in misdemeanour convictions and jail time.Jenner’s family thanked Los Angeles police and immigration authorities for their swift response.AdChoices广告The Associated Press ICE arrests man convicted of trespassing at Jenner homecenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2019 1:38 pm PDTlast_img read more

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her [Washington Post] Write to Nolan Feeney at nolanfeeney@timecomPrime Minister Narendra Modi ridiculed the ruling Samajwadi Party for forming analliance with the Congress for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election that begins on Saturday calling it inefficient and anti-farmers and termed the alliance a gathering of corrupt families Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI Addressing a rally a day before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls for the first phase Modi accused the Akhilesh Yadav government of abusing power to stifle the Opposition and vowed to take action if the Bharatiya Janata Party is elected to power in the state Without taking names Modi ridiculed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his "childish acts" and Akhilesh for forming analliance with the Congress "There is this Congress leader known for his childish acts If you search on Google you will see the number of jokes at his expense No other leader is the target of as many jokes as this Congress leader" said Modi triggering 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