Farmers’ committee divided over talks with govt.

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image2.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG13788.jpg" alt="first_img" />Why are farmers of Maharashtra on strike?  Giridhar Patil said, “The steering committee has not yet decided on the exact demands of farmers and how to approach the government with them. I opposed the idea of meeting government representatives before these things were finalised.” He also alleged that a couple of members of the steering committee announced a fast over farmers’ issues without consulting other members.Not kept in loop: RaoteShiv Sena minister Diwakar Raote, a members of the high-powered committee, claimed he was kept in the dark about the formation of the panel. However, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil of the BJP, who is the committee chairperson, said he had called Mr. Raote to invite him to the panel’s maiden meeting on Sunday.On Friday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the formation of a six-member high-powered committee of ministers to look into farmers’ issues, including a loan waiver. “I had no idea that my name is being included in the ministers’ panel. We had been kept in the dark,” Mr. Raote said.Mr. Patil, who heads the committee, also said further the State government has already accepted 90% of demands made by protesting farmers. “The remaining demands will be looked into during the meeting on Sunday. The BJP will keep trying to give utmost respect to the Sena,” Mr. Patil added.The other members of the panel are Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh and Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan.The group will hold discussions with farmers’ leaders and submit a proposal to the state government. A rift seems to have developed in the Kisan Kranti Morcha’s steering committee, with some members refusing to take part in a meeting with a high-powered group of ministers.The 21-member committee, formed five days ago, was to meet the ministers in Mumbai on Saturday. Its prominent members include BJP ally and MP Raju Shetti, Giridhar Patil, Ramchandrabapu Patil, Anil Ghanwat, Raghunath Patil, Ajit Navale, MLA Bacchu Kadu and Dr. Budhajirao Mulik. Of these, Giridhar Patil, Ramchandrabapu Patil, Anil Ghanwat and Dr. Mulik have decided not to participate in the meeting.Also Read<img src="http://image2.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG5735.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8227"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Love from Filipino, Indonesian fans in Jakarta adds motivation for Joshua Pacio

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2066/IMG12695.jpg" alt="first_img" />MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino strawweight champion Joshua Pacio will be performing in front of the same Indonesian audience when he makes his first title defense on Saturday against Yosuke Saruta in ONE: Eternal Glory.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Joshua Pacio embraces pressure of being first Team Lakay to defend ONE title in 2019 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pacio can’t wait to get back in the cage but knows he can’t get overly excited and be careless against Saruta (18-8), who beat former champion Alex Silva just last month in his promotional debut. “Saruta is well-rounded fighter and an explosive fighter,” Pacio said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It was just four months ago when Pacio fought here in Jakarta and claimed the strawweight strap following a unanimous decision victory over Yoshitaka Naito.Pacio may be from the highlands of Benguet Province but the growing Filipino population here in Indonesia has made him feel like he’s not fighting away from home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There are a lot of Filipinos here that’s going to be a factor that adds as motivation for me. It gives me a boost when I hear not just Filipinos but also Indonesians screaming when I go out and fight.”The 23-year-old Pacio (13-2) will be the first among the current Team Lakay champions to make his title defense with flyweight king Geje Eustaquio next in line as he stakes his belt six days later in a third bout vs Adriano Moraes in Manila. <img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG14683.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8207"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Rogers Cup: Venus Williams avoids upset, rain interrupts Sharapova’s game

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a19.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2019/IMG12974.jpg" alt="first_img" />Venus Williams avoided a major upset in the first round of the Rogers as she fended off an early challenge from American teenager Caroline Dolehide on Monday with a 7-5, 6-1 victory.14th-ranked Venus was recently knocked out in the quarter-finals of Silicon Valley Classic by world No.49 Greece’s Maria Sakkari. Venus managed to avoid a similar upset after coming from behind in the first set to eventually win the match.In the first set against Dolehide, which was an absolute roller-coaster, Venus bounced back to take the set after which she toyed with her unexperienced opponent to run through the second set.Venus, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, will next be up against Sorana Cristea or Monica Niculescu in the second round..@Venuseswilliams is on to the @CoupeRogers second round!Defeats Dolehide 7-5, 6-1 pic.twitter.com/vWrSfCornIWTA (@WTA) August 6, 2018It looked like an upset was in the cards in the early going. The 124th-ranked Dolehide, who was making her Rogers Cup debut, jumped to a 3-1 lead in the first set after breaking Williams’ serve. One of just two teenagers in the main draw, Dolehide used her heavy service game and aggressive play to challenge Williams on every point. She finished the match with three aces. Williams had none.Also read – Venus Williams upset by world No.49 in Silicon Valley Classic quarter-finalBut the 38-year-old veteran broke Dolehide back to take a 4-3 lead, and she did it again in the deciding game of the first set.advertisementDolehide, one of 12 qualifiers in the main draw, just couldn’t maintain the same pace in the second set, as Williams only lost 11 points on her way to victory.”It’s never easy to play somebody you haven’t played before, and she definitely has a lot of talent,” Williams said. “She took advantage of it and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before she’s able to play even better than today.”Dolehide earned spot in the main draw of the US Open on Monday when Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia withdrew due to an injured right shoulder.Rain moved into the area just before 7 p.m., interrupting two matches, including one in the first set between Russia’s Maria Sharapova and Bulgaria’s Sesil Karatantcheva.With Sharapova leading 4-1 after 24 minutes of play, the match was delayed due to heavy rain and lightning..@MariaSharapova is frustrated by the rain as @Venuseswilliams wins an all- clash!@CoupeRogers in –> https://t.co/v2BQcDUCXf pic.twitter.com/0kK2jkisLhWTA (@WTA) August 7, 2018Both players returned to the court three times to resume the match over the course of the three-hour delay, only for the rain to keep returning, forcing them back off the court.Play was finally suspended at 10:30 p.m. The match will resume Tuesday.The match between Canada’s Francoise Abanda and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, which was supposed to begin after Sharapova’s match, was also postponed to Tuesday.Earlier Monday, Eugenie Bouchard and partner Sloane Stephens upset the fifth-seeded duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(6) in first-round doubles action.”I always knew she’d be one of the top players in the world”@geniebouchard opens up on “random” doubles partnership with @SloaneStephens–> https://t.co/YihTCowPXH pic.twitter.com/aWeqW1w2NiWTA (@WTA) August 7, 2018″The reason I played doubles was to get more games under my belt,” Bouchard said. “It’s better than just a normal practice. I really worked on my service game, my volleys, my return. It can help with my singles game.”Every victory can give you confidence.”Bouchard has only played in six doubles matches this season, including three with Stephens.In singles play, 29-year-old Julia Goerges of Germany avoided an early loss with a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Timea Babos of Hungary in a match that lasted nearly two and a half hours. Goerges had 17 aces and five double faults to Babos’ eight and one, respectively.Goerges will next face qualifier Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the second round.In other singles matches, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic beat Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-4; Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia cruised past Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-1, 6-0.(With AP inputs)<img src="http://a19.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2019/IMG647.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8140"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Duo set to make history as first male cheerleaders to perform at a Super Bowl

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG5993.jpg" alt="first_img" />Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Twitter Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Facebook Read more Quinton Peron is one of two male cheerleaders for the Los Angeles Rams who joined the team in March. Photograph: Usa Today Uspw/USA Today Sports NFL … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Arizona teenager Becca Longo makes history with college football scholarship Share on Facebook Super Bowl LIII Los Angeles Rams Since you’re here… “I felt like, this is the year. This moment in the world, it feels more accepted,” Jinnies told Fast Company in October. “If you have the talent and work hard, why not?”The Rams’ inclusive cheerleading team is shedding some positive light on this year’s Super Bowl, which has been clouded by controversy around the NFL’s dispute with Colin Kaepernick. Rihanna and Cardi B have turned down invitations to perform at the half-time show, a once-coveted opportunity for stars, because of the protests. Maroon 5 and Travis Scott, who are scheduled to perform, have been pressured to pull out.For Person and Jinnies, the Super Bowl will be the ultimate platform to inspire future male cheerleaders. Jesse Hernandez, a cheerleader with the New Orleans Saints, successfully auditioned to join the Saintsations after his mom forwarded him a story about Peron and Jinnies.“We’ve been reached out to by so many men that are so excited to try out, and not just men our age, young men trying out for their high school dance and cheer teams,” Peron told Good Morning America. “It’s exciting to see the tide change a little bit.” Pinterest US sports Reuse this content Share via Email Men will be making history during at the Super Bowl this weekend, but not just on the gridiron.Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies of the Los Angeles Rams are set to be the first male cheerleaders to perform at a Super Bowl. The duo broke the gender barrier when they joined the team in March, becoming the first male cheerleaders in the NFL in recent memory (or, at the least, the first since 1987).Male cheerleaders have had a presence in high school and college stunt-heavy cheerleading teams for years, but they have been largely absent from the cheerleading squads of pro teams. The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have men as stunt performers on their cheer teams. But Peron and Jinnies, both professional dancers, are notably on the Rams’ team to dance. Topics When Peron and Jinnies successfully landed spots on the team, Keely Fimbres, the Rams’ director of cheerleading, notified her bosses that she hired male cheerleaders.“I wanted to make sure everyone was aware that we have two extremely talented men who are phenomenal dancers, and I felt there was no reason to hesitate,” Fimbres told the LA Times.This isn’t the first time the Rams has broken barriers. In 1946, the team recruited Kenny Washington, who became the first African American player to be signed to the NFL after a ban was lifted following the end of the second world war. The Rams also drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted by the NFL, in 2014.While Peron and Jinnies have been subject to some taunts and jeers at games and on social media, they say the support from their team and city lifts them up. news Share on Twitter Gender<img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG10219.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8112"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Paul Finebaum Announces Nick Saban Will Join Him In Studio Tuesday

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c66.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2066/IMG9300.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img width="421" height="292" src="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nick-saban-dari-nowkhah.png" class="attachment-featured size-featured wp-post-image" alt="Nick Saban seen talking to the media." 0="itemprop" 1="image" srcset="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nick-saban-dari-nowkhah.png 421w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nick-saban-dari-nowkhah-150x104.png 150w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nick-saban-dari-nowkhah-300x208.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 421px) 100vw, 421px" />ESPN.At SEC Media Days this past Wednesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum got into it a bit on the air regarding the legal situation involving Crimson Tide players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones. When the cameras shut off, Saban apparently got even more animated with Finebaum – which a number of nearby reporters listened in on.It looks like the two are ready to hash it out again – or bury the hatchet. Finebaum took to Twitter Friday afternoon to announce that Saban will be in studio on his show this upcoming Tuesday. It’s a safe bet that Saban wants to clarify his position on the matter and address the confrontation the two had.Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban will join me next Tuesday in studio.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 15, 2016We’ll be tuning in, that’s for sure.<img src="http://a29.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2029/IMG2762.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8101"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Michigan Lands 4-Star Safety RJ Moten

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG4465.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img width="775" height="465" src="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/lavert-hill-775x465.jpg" class="attachment-featured size-featured wp-post-image" alt="Michigan CB Lavert Hill celebrates after scoring defensive touchdown." 0="itemprop" 1="image" srcset="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/lavert-hill-775x465.jpg 775w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/lavert-hill-380x228.jpg 380w" sizes="(max-width: 775px) 100vw, 775px" />ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Lavert Hill #24 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his second half touchdown with Josh Metellus #14 after intercepting a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines got some huge recruiting news on Saturday morning. RJ Moten, a four-star safety from Delran, New Jersey, announced his commitment.Moten was considered a Michigan lean, and he announced earlier in the week that he planned on making his decision on Saturday. Considering he was on Michigan’s campus this weekend, this was expected.Moten is a four-star player for the class of 2020 who stands at 6-foot, 200 pounds. 247 Sports ranks him as the 93rd-best player in the country.Moten had 20 offers – including ones from other top schools like Penn State and Notre Dame. Motel’s announcement came on Twitter. It features a graphic with a quote from head coach Jim Harbaugh and the words “finally committed.”finally committed❤️❤️ #goblue pic.twitter.com/MX4eXG7t5l— rj moten (@rjmoten_) July 27, 2019This is a big get for Michigan on the defensive side of the ball.Michigan currently has the eighth-best recruiting class in the country, and second in the Big Ten to only Ohio State. The Wolverines are looking good for the 2020 class.Moten is the 23rd commitment for Michigan’s 2020 class.<img src="http://c62.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2062/IMG6118.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8094"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Province Invests in Future of Sydney

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b53.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2053/IMG10359.jpg" alt="first_img" />With one strategic investment the province is helping to preserve a heritage building and stimulating Cape Breton’s cultural and innovation communities. Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 4, $3.2 million in funding for a project that will transform former Holy Angels Convent into the Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation. New Dawn owns the building and is leading the project. Premier McNeil said the new centre will stimulate Cape Breton’s creative economy and provide lasting benefits to all Nova Scotians. “This project blends the best of Nova Scotia,” said Premier McNeil. “We are protecting heritage, supporting our culture and allowing innovation to bloom. We want to see even more innovation in our province’s cultural sector and growth in the creative economy.” The centre will provide affordable and quality space for artists and innovators, social enterprises and not-for-profits. Using the cultural sandbox philosophy, the centre will provide mixed spaces so artists and innovators can work together under one roof. The project will see the four floors of the 40,000-square-foot building renovated to be the future home of Cape Breton musicians, dancers and dance studios, visual artist studios, theatre groups, artists-in-residence, an innovation hub and technology start-ups. “It is no secret that Cape Breton Island is rich in its artistic and innovation heritage,” says New Dawn president Rankin MacSween. “The re-opening of the former Holy Angels Convent as the Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation will provide a permanent home for 150 artists and innovators. The building will retain its heritage character and presence on George Street but will be fully re-built inside to include modern building materials, systems and conveniences. This is a project that will undoubtedly contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the north end, Sydney’s downtown core, and the island.” “Providing space is one of the most important things we can do to support startups,” said Gavin Uhma, Cape Breton tech entrepreneur. “We generally see small, talented founding teams with great ideas but very little capital. They need Internet and they need space to get their businesses off the ground. This investment will have a positive and practical impact on the future of innovation in Cape Breton.” New Dawn Enterprises Limited is the oldest Community Development Corporation in Canada. It is a private, volunteer-directed, social enterprise dedicated to community building. Promotion of creativity and innovation is a vital part of the province’s recently released culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community. You can read the full plan at novascotia.ca/culture/.<img src="http://b53.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2053/IMG13491.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8052"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Morocco Premiere Events Celebrates First Anniversary of its Artisans Showroom

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Taroudant – Morocco Premier Events’ artisans showroom, the first such place in the United States devoted to Moroccan history, crafts and culture, opened one year ago in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., in a brand new modern space to provide a window on Morocco’s diversity and culture by showcasing Moroccan handicrafts and arts.The official launch of the showroom by “La Maison de l’Artisan” in partnership with Morocco’s Ministry of Handicrafts, Social Economy and Solidarity, coincided with a special “Morocco Days” exhibition sponsored by the City of Alexandria, Virginia) in April, 2015. The showroom is part of Morocco’s “Vision 2015” plan to promote Morocco’s brand and image in the U.S. and elsewhere.Strategically located near Dulles Airport, the showroom features handmade Moroccan products such as tapestries and carpets, basketry, intricately carved wood and wrought iron furniture, traditional embroidered Moroccan kaftans, metal lanterns — the list goes on. The showroom also features items combining both traditional and modern styles, ranging from painting and wall decorations to traditional costumes and tea cups.The initiative pays tribute to the genius and the dexterity of Moroccan artisans who have preserved the traditional heritage of Morocco, a country proud of its centuries-old history and civilization.The exhibition is also home to a library of books on history, religion, and the literature of Morocco, which reflect the diverse splendor of the culture of the Kingdom.Hassan Samhrouni, CEO and founder of Morocco Premier Events, said that the showroom has made a significant contribution to making the American public aware of the rich cultural and traditional heritage of the Kingdom, according to MAP.He added that a number of meetings and exhibitions, notably with U.S. designers, were were held last year. The showroom has hosted groups of students for tea and educational lectures and videos.Thanks to the success of the showroom, Morocco Premier Events has been able to exhibit Moroccan craftsmanship in several other centers, including the prestigious Washington Design Center, said Samhrouni.It has also established a relationship with the George Washington Textile Museum University.The project is not just about showcasing Moroccan culture and tradition but also for enhancing U.S.-Morocco business. Samhrouni stressed the need for Moroccan products and producers to meet the requirements of the U.S. market in order to compete with products from other countries, such as China.“After some twenty five years in the U.S., I am very excited to bring the diverse culture of Morocco in such a tangible way to the American people,” Samhrouni told MWN.“Just as the U.S. is a country of immigrants of diverse backgrounds, Morocco has been a crossroads of many peoples, cultures, and religions — living together for thousands of years.I am grateful to have had the support to bring this project to life in this great country of America.Morocco Premier Events, in its continuing efforts to open up Morocco more to the U.S. market, will take part in an upcoming exhibition entitled “New York Now” to be held January 30 to February 3 in New York City. More information is available at.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7984"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Human smuggling across Gulf of Aden and Mediterranean Sea keeps rising –

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> Smugglers forced up to 40 people overboard into the deep waters of the Gulf of Aden as they were on the last leg of the 36-hour journey from strife-torn Somalia to Yemen on Sunday, the 75 survivors told the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its Ahwar reception centre.The survivors told UNHCR that the boat left on Friday with 115 passengers who were mainly Somalis and Ethiopians. The passengers had each paid $100 before leaving, but when the Yemeni coast was in sight, the smugglers demanded more money. Those who did not or could not pay, mostly Ethiopians, were severely beaten and thrown overboard. UNHCR also reported that figures from the first 10 months of the year show a significant increase in the number of people being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden and the Mediterranean Sea compared to the whole of 2007.By the end of October, some 30,000 boat people arrived on Italian shores, compared to 19,900 during the whole of 2007. At the same time the number of people reported dead or missing at sea on their way to Italy and Malta in the first 10 months of this year was 509, up from 471 in 2007.Figures for those crossing to Malta show a similar trend. Nearly 2,600 boat people arrived by the end of September this year, compared to 1,800 for 2007, and by the end of July in Greece an estimated 15,000 arrived on the mainland or on one of the Aegean islands, compared to 19,900 from the whole of 2007. The trend is the same in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.The number of people smuggled to Europe who seek asylum varies from country to country, with around 80 per cent of those arriving in Malta by sea applying for asylum and 60 per cent receiving refugee status or another form of international protection. In Italy around one third, or some 7,000 people, apply and around half are recognized as refugees. In Spain, however, only around 3 per cent of boat people reaching its shores apply for asylum despite the availability of information and counselling.UNHCR highlighted the humanitarian crisis in the Gulf of Aden, where every year tens of thousands of people flee the Horn of Africa – a region scarred by civil war, political instability, famine and poverty – in search of protection in Yemen and further afield.During the first 10 months of 2008, over 38,000 people made the dangerous crossing from Somalia to Yemen, a considerable increase from the total of 29,500 who made the journey last year. Whereas last year some 1,400 died making the crossing, so far this year some 600 people have been reported dead or missing in the Gulf. UNHCR says it is stepping up its efforts in Yemen by improving reception centres for those who survive the journey, while improving conditions of people with protection needs in the Horn of Africa so that they do not feel the need to risk their lives on the crossing. 4 November 2008The number of people illegally crossing the Gulf of Aden and the Mediterranean Sea is on the rise, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, as it confirmed that 12 people fleeing Somalia in the past week have been found dead on a beach in Yemen and 28 others remain missing.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7968"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Over 11000 driving licenses suspended

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Of this 24 drivers in Pollonaruwa, 6 in Anuradhapura, 5 in Kelaniya, 4 in Monaragala, 2 in Kegalle and one each in Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Colombo Central and Colombo North had their driver;s licence permanently cancelled. The police have temporarily suspended the driving license of over 11,000 drivers since the beginning of this year for driving under the influence of liquor.According to statistics released by the police media unit today 23521 drunk drivers had been arrested and the driving license of 11085 drivers had been temporarily suspended. The police also said that the driving license of 45 drivers had also been permanently cancelled during this same period. The police also said that during this year 25,000 road accidents had been reported and around 1500 people had been killed and a further 13,000 injured.The police had launched special operations this month to nab drunk drivers and during this process 15 passenger bus drivers were also arrested.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7952"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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TISL flags potential abuse of power in tennis selections for Asian Games

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Transparency International Sri Lanka’s (TISL) Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre has brought to the attention of the Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha, a potential incident of abuse of power, as per a complaint they had received regarding the selections process for the tennis squad for the Asian Games 2018.Media reports published on July 30, 2018 announcing the selection of the squad appear to confirm that no preventative action has been taken in this matter. TISL said that this raises several questions regarding the integrity of the selection process.Speaking on the matter, TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said “It is crucial for the development of sports in the country that the integrity of sport and the spirit of sportsmanship are upheld. We call on the relevant authorities once again, to ensure fair play in the selection process and to be mindful of the damaging effects to budding sportspersons caused by such alleged interference”.TISL called on the authorities concerned to take into consideration the fact that this matter involves juveniles and to therefore treat the case with the appropriate sensitivity. (Colombo Gazette) In a letter dated June 15, 2018 after the trials were conducted, the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA), had informed the competent authorities of the selections made by SLTA’s Selection Committee. The selection committee itself confirmed in writing that the player in question “did not show up for her matches and is deemed to have given a walkover”.Despite this, media reporting has confirmed that the individual in question has been selected to the squad, at the expense of an individual who had been selected through the trials. Key among the many questions regarding the selection process is the inclusion in the final squad, of a player who did not participate in the trials.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7944"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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East Timor UN Indonesia decide to set up committee on border agreements

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The agreement for a Border Liaison Committee came out of the second series of talks held yesterday and today in Jakarta of the Joint Border Committee, which deals with boundary issues between Indonesia and East Timor and comprises UNTAET and government officials.In other news, the East Timor Transitional Cabinet has decided to bill consumers for electricity use, which has been free of charge for nearly two years.The Power Service is dependent upon the donor community for the more than $12 million a year it costs to provide East Timor with power and is now near bankruptcy. There are over 18,000 consumers in Dili alone.”We need to rescue the Power Service in East Timor,” Iain Hook, Director General of Infrastructure Department of the East Timor Transitional Administration, said today. “The first thing we need to do is to start receiving revenues. Donor countries will not invest in the Power Service any longer if they do not see that a sustainable system, including the creation of revenue, is being implemented.”<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7936"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Annan replies to Iraqi letter on weapons inspections UN spokesman

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>“The Secretary-General’s response to the Foreign Minister of Iraq has been shared with members of the Security Council,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.Foreign Minister Naji Sabri had sent the letter on Thursday inviting Hans Blix, the Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), to Iraq for technical discussions.Mr. Annan, speaking to reporters as he entered UN Headquarters today, said his letter would “clarify that we welcome [Iraq’s] invitation, but that we would want to proceed along other lines.”Asked about the position of Council members, the Secretary-General said that they wanted to see Iraq comply with the relevant UN resolutions. “They would want to see the inspectors go in and continue their work, and would want me to continue to work with [Baghdad] to get the inspectors back into Iraq,” he said.During a separate press encounter, the President of the Security Council confirmed this view. “I think everyone is on the same page as far as what is required of Iraq in regard to next steps and the full implementation of existing Security Council resolutions,” said Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7934"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 28 October 2011

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>DOWNLOADEurozone leaders agree “three-pronged” approach to debt crisisEU commercial vehicle registration up 4.5%European Commission package to support responsible businessesWeek aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)</p> </div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Officers under whose watch a Lusignan prisoner escaped to be charged

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLusignan prison escapee accused of rape recaptured- PoliceOctober 6, 2017In “Crime”UPDATE: Lusignan inmate escaped in ‘full view of Police ranks’ using bed sheetOctober 4, 2017In “Crime”$10M reward for information leading to the arrest of remaining prison escapees- PoliceAugust 9, 2017In “Crime” Three Police Constables and one Prison Officer are expected to be charged following the conclusion of investigations into the escape of prison inmate, Dellon Blake on October 4, 2017, at the Lusignan Prison.Rape accused: Dellon BlakeOn October 4, the rape accused was discovered missing after a verification exercise was conducted at the prison.Police had detailed that Blake escaped from the penitentiary, using “ his bed sheet and wooden pallets to help himself over the fence on the north western side in full view of Police ranks performing duties in the guard hut tower, overlooking the new holding facility at the Prison.”Moreover, the inmate was able to escape even though the area is well illuminated. He was re-captured two days after.A Detective Superintendent of Police had been assigned to conduct an investigation into the incident.Police Public Relations Officer (ag) Shivpersaud Bacchus in a press statement on Wednesday said that “… the investigation was completed and submitted for legal advice which was obtained to the effect that the (4) ranks who were performing duty on the day in question during which Dellon Blake escaped from the Lusignan Prison are to be charged under the Criminal Law Offences (Act) Chapter 8:01.”<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7870"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Heres how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG17424.jpg" alt="first_img" /> http://jrnl.ie/4067289 Here’s how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters Galway City Council got nine, while Dublin City Council got almost 300 over the same time period. 19,148 Views Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Image: SIPA USA/PA Images IN THE AFTERMATH of the Eighth Amendment referendum, there was a lot of discussion about the regulation of referendum posters.Politicians and campaigners decried the placement of posters and the content of them as misleading or graphic, particularly in the case of No posters.In order to get a sense of what the general public thought of posters, we asked city councils in Ireland to give us the number of complaints sent to them about referendum posters.TheJournal.ie previously took a look at the nature of some of the complaints Dublin City Council received up until the 25 April (there’s a time delay as this was a Freedom of Information request).The vast majority of complaints were about the placement of posters, the absence of the name and address of a printer on the poster (which is required by law), and complaints about graphic imagery and misleading information (on No posters in particular).Up to and including polling day on the 25 May, Dublin City Council received 279 complaints regarding referendum posters.In the first batch of complaints, requested in an FOI by TheJournal.ie up until 25 April, there were 144 complaints (you can read some of the complaints in our story here).In the final month before the referendum there were a further 135 complaints.Of this number, 86 complaints referred to the alleged absence of publishers or printers details on the posters, 11 related to the content directly, 17 related to the posters being a hazard to pedestrians or motorists, and 21 related to other issues such as proximity to schools or polling station locations.In total, there were 46 complaints received by Cork City Council in respect of referendum posters. The local council didn’t specify what the nature of these complaints were.A total of nine complaints were received by Limerick City & County Council about posters in the course of the referendum.The majority of the complaints were about the alleged graphic nature of some of the posters and their location (including how close they were to schools).No fines have been issued in relation to the referendum posters under the Litter Act.Galway City Council checked the planning, transportation and infrastructure, and environment sections for complaints, it said.The only section that received complaints was in environment, which received 10 complaints.Waterford City Council was contacted in relation to how many complaints it received; TheJournal.ie did not receive a reply at the time of publication. Monday 18 Jun 2018, 6:10 AM Short URL 13 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share50 Tweet Email1 Jun 18th 2018, 6:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article<img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG3266.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7827"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Afghan immigrant dies in back of truck

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b58.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2058/IMG3021.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A 15-year-old Afghan immigrant was found dead in a truck carrying croissants at the port of Igoumenitsa this week.According to reports, the youngster had stowed away in the truck with several other irregular migrants.However, after a while, the atmosphere in the vehicle became stifling and the stowaways abandoned the vehicle.The 15-year-old, however, had already lost consciousness and was found dead later by port officials.The Afghan teenager had registered a week earlier with a center for the protection of minors in nearby Konitsa.A coroner was due to establish his exact cause of death.Source: Kathimerini.<img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG7766.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7821"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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HP poursuit Oracle en justice

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG6257.jpg" alt="first_img" />HP poursuit Oracle en justiceEn mars dernier, Oracle a décidé de ne plus assurer le développement de logiciels pour les processeurs Intel Itanium. Accusant la firme de rupture abusive de contrat, HP a annoncé son intention de porter plainte contre Oracle.HP a mis ses menaces à exécution. Selon ZDnet, la firme américaine a en effet décidé de porter plainte contre Oracle pour rupture abusive de contrat. Au mois de mars, Oracle a annoncé son intention de cesser le développement et support de ses bases de données sur les serveurs Intel Itanium de HP. Oracle affirme avoir pris cette décision parce que la plateforme d’Intel “approchait de sa fin de vie”, rappelant que Microsoft et Red Hat ont eux aussi fait le choix de ne plus développer pour Itanium. Pourtant Intel a affirmé n’avoir aucune intention de cesser le développement de ses processeurs Itanium, et assure prévoir au moins deux nouvelles générations. À lire aussiL’APU Trinity d’AMD arrive sur le marché”Nous pensons qu’il s’agit d’une tentative illégale de forcer les clients utilisant les plateformes Itanium d’HP de passer sur les plateformes d’Oracle”, s’insurge HP dans un communiqué. La firme explique avoir lancé des poursuites judiciaires contre Oracle dans l’intérêt de ses clients, et affirme que la société est tenue par contrat de poursuivre le support des serveurs Itanium. Faux répond Oracle, qui assure que HP était au courant de son intention de cesser ses développements. Dans un communiqué rapporté par Clubic, l’entreprise dit avoir “explicitement demandé de continuer à supporter les Itanium, mais Oracle a refusé, et la promesse de garantie-support pour les HP Itanium a été supprimée de l’accord final”.HP réclame des dommages et intérêts dont le montant n’a pas été précisé. La firme exige également la reprise des développements pour Itanium par Oracle. Le 16 juin 2011 à 18:16 • Emmanuel Perrin<img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG12433.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7812"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Ventes dultraportables en 2012 vers une domination du MacBook Air

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG1653.jpg" alt="first_img" />Ventes d’ultraportables en 2012 : vers une domination du MacBook AirD’après les estimations du cabinet JP Morgan, l’ultraportable d’Apple devrait encore dominer le marché l’année prochaine. Mais la concurrence s’active…Après les Netbooks, voici la tendance de 2012: les ultrabooks. Jusqu’à présent, seul Apple se plaçait sur ce secteur avec le MacBook Air, depuis déjà trois ans. L’année prochaine, il faudra compter avec Sony, HP, Acer ou encore Samsung qui vont multiplier les modèles de ce genre. Cependant, selon les analystes, Apple devrait encore dominer le marché d’une main de fer car les ventes ne cessent d’augmenter. La marque à la pomme aurait vendu 923.000 machines au troisième trimestre, soit 44% de plus qu’au précédent. JP Morgan a estimé qu’il se vendrait 1,6 million de MacBook Air chaque trimestre de 2012 (ce qui équivaut à un chiffre d’affaire de plus de 7 milliards de dollars). Son prix varie entre 950 et 1500 euros ce qui, pour l’analyste Mark Moskowitz, reste compétitif face aux machines des concurrents vendues aux alentours de 800 à 1000 euros. En dessous de ça, Apple pourrait rencontrer des difficultés mais les prix ne devraient pas baisser pour l’année 2012 (sauf si AMD, et ses prochains “Ultrathin”, parvient à casser les prix). 2012 sera apparement l’année d’Apple, encore une fois, sur le secteur des ultrabooks. Le géant profitera certainement de son avance sur la concurrence pour innover et se positionner plus amplement sur de nouveaux marchés comme la Chine, où au troisième trimestre, les ventes de MacBook Air ont progressé de 339% sur un an…rien que ça !Le 16 décembre 2011 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambert<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG8461.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7808"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Brock Lesnars opponent set for 103 WWE Network special

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG4990.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Videos Articles Twitter Google+ WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Pinterest Videos Articles Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles The official website for Madison Square Garden has revealed that Brock Lesnar’s opponent for the upcoming 10/3 WWE Network special event will be the Big Show.The scheduled card also features John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens and appearances by The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, Stardust, The New Day, Team Bella and more.Source: TheGarden.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:55 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<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG13648.jpg" alt="center_img" /> WhatsApp Facebook John Cena Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wins and loses WWE 24/7 Title before RAW started Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday<img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG11467.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7799"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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