BJP member for workfriendly dress for women in uniform

first_imgNew Delhi: A BJP member in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday raised the issue of work friendly dress for women in uniform and urged respective ministries to allow them to wear clothes which are both convenient and dignified. DP Vats (BJP) said during the Zero Hour that the present pattern of summer uniform with the shirt tucked in under the belt and pant is very inconvenient for women in police and military, especially during pregnancy and afterwards. “It does not suit Indian women,” he said. “Through you, I want to request ministries concerned that the option of wearing safari uniform or salwar kameez with rank badges as per respective dress colours may please be permitted for women in uniform. This will be more work friendly,” he said. The BJP member also said that women security staff in Parliament were a good example of safari in uniform. “‘Beti Bachao, beti padhao’, in addition to it make the ‘beti’ more comfortable and dignified,” he noted. Vats said the armed forces are permitting even saree for the Army, Navy and Air Force, but saree is not convenient for parade and other duties. While the member was making his submission, some women members in the House raised objections to the use of some words by him, but Chairman Naidu overruled saying every member has the right to speak.last_img read more

Heres a list of November inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.7 per cent in November, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L.: 0.7 per cent (1.9)— Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.0 (2.6)— Halifax: 1.7 (2.7)— Saint John, N.B.: 1.3 (2.8)— Quebec: 0.7 (1.3)— Montreal: 1.1 (1.8)— Ottawa: 2.1 (2.7)— Toronto: 2.1 (2.7)— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 1.7 (2.1)— Winnipeg: 1.6 (2.7)— Regina: 0.8 (2.4)— Saskatoon: 0.9 (2.4)— Edmonton: 1.6 (3.0)— Calgary: 1.4 (2.5)— Vancouver: 2.3 (2.7)— Victoria: 2.5 (3.0)— Whitehorse, Yukon: 1.5 (2.9)— Yellowknife, NWT: 2.5 (3.1)— Iqaluit, Nunavut: 2.4 (2.1)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN reports progress towards poverty alleviation urges increased support for the poorest

7 July 2011Some of the world’s poorest countries have made impressive gains in the fight against poverty, but the least developed countries still lag in efforts to improve living standards, the United Nations said today in a report showing significant overall progress towards achieving the global targets against extreme poverty. Some of the world’s poorest countries have made impressive gains in the fight against poverty, but the least developed countries still lag in efforts to improve living standards, the United Nations said today in a report showing significant overall progress towards achieving the global targets against extreme poverty.Giving examples of achievements, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report – prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) – says that Burundi, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo and Tanzania attained or are nearing the goal of universal primary education, one of the targets.Considerable progress has also been made in Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Mozambique and Niger, where net enrolment ratios in primary school increased by more than 25 percentage points from 1999 to 2009.Sub-Saharan Africa, with an 18 percentage point gain in school enrolment between1999 and 2009, is the region with the best record of improvement, according to the report.Despite significant setbacks caused by the global economic crisis that plunged much of the world into recession in 2008 and 2009, and the high food and energy prices, the world is still on track to achieve the MDGs, according to the report.“Despite these declines, current trends suggest that the momentum of growth in the developing world remains strong enough to sustain the progress needed to reach the global poverty-reduction target,” the report says. “Based on recently updated projections from the World Bank, the overall poverty rate is still expected to fall below 15 per cent by 2015, indicating that the Millennium Development Goal target can be met.”The number of deaths of children under the age of five declined from 12.4 million in 1990 to 8.1 million in 2009, which means nearly 12,000 fewer children die each day. Increased funding and intensive control efforts have cut deaths from malaria by 20 per cent worldwide – from nearly 985,000 in 2000 to 781,000 in 2009, the reports notes.Increased funding from various sources has also expanded key programmes, such as treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.The report, however, stressed that efforts need to be intensified especially among the most vulnerable members of the global population who continue to be marginalised as a result of sex, age, ethnicity or disability. Disparities in progress between urban and rural areas also remain significant, according to the report.The document points out, for example, that wide gaps remain in women’s access to paid work in at least half of all regions and following the job losses in 2008 and 2009, the growth in employment during the economic recovery in 2010, especially in the developing world, was lower for women than for men.“The poorest of the world are being left behind. We need to reach out and lift them into our lifeboat,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during the launch of the report during the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva. “Now is the time for equity, inclusion, sustainability and women’s empowerment,” he added.“Achieving all the MDGs will require extra effort. Even where we have seen rapid growth, as in East Asia and other parts of the developing world, progress is not universal, nor are the benefits evenly shared,” said Mr. Ban. “Stubbornly high unemployment persists in rich and poor countries alike. And in many cases, the wealth gap is widening between the prosperous and the marginalized and between urban and rural,” he added.The report also highlights the fact that as a result of concerted efforts to achieve the MDGs, new HIV infections have been on a steady decline. In 2009, some 2.6 million people were newly infected with HIV – a 21 per cent drop since 1997, when new infections peaked. The number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV or AIDS increased 13-fold from 2004 to 2009, thanks to increased funding and expanded programmes.An estimated 1.1 billion people in urban areas and 723 million people in rural areas gained access to an improved drinking water source between 1990 and 2008.Progress has, however, been uneven, the report notes, highlighting the large gaps between and within countries. The poorest children made the slowest progress in terms of improved nutrition and survival, and nearly a quarter of children in the developing world were underweight in 2009, with the poorest children most affected.Advances in sanitation has also often bypassed the poor and those living in rural areas, with more than 2.6 billion people still lacking access to toilets or other forms of improved sanitation. In Southern Asia, for example, sanitation coverage for the poorest 40 per cent of households hardly increased between 1995 and 2008.“Everywhere, social inequalities have grown too wide,” Mr. Ban later told reporters. “We need to change that. We need to do things differently. We need a renewed global partnership for global social progress.”The MDGs were agreed at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000, with eight targets for reducing extreme poverty and hunger, improving health and education, empowering women and ensuring environmental sustainability by 2015.Last year, world leaders attending a summit at UN Headquarters reaffirmed their commitment to the goals and called for intensified collective action and the expansion of successful approaches. A Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health was also launched, attracting over $40 billion in pledges. read more

UN envoy says Arafats Sunday speech marks potential turning point

Mr. Arafat’s speech marked “a potential turning point in the search for an end to the violence,” Special Coordinator Terje Roed-Larsen said in a statement released in Gaza on Monday. The envoy, who met with Mr. Arafat on Sunday night, noted that the speech had been accompanied by “significant” Palestinian steps on the ground. During their meeting, Mr. Roed-Larsen told President Arafat that the Palestinian Authority must deepen its efforts to control violence emanating from its territory. The UN envoy added that while the speech might likely be criticized by some Palestinian groups, it should be understood that suicide operations, mortars and other attacks gravely weakened international efforts to restore a processes leading to a viable, independent Palestinian State. In a subsequent meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Mr. Roed-Larsen emphasized that Israel must recognize that the speech had opened a potential opportunity and that it must respond accordingly.The envoy also said that the international community stood by the demands made of Israel in a joint statement issued on 26 October by the UN, the European Union, the United States and the Russian Federation. Among other measures, that statement had called for Israel to halt extra-judicial killings, ensure greater restraint by its defence forces, fully respect the ceasefire and move swiftly to ease closures. The Special Coordinator stressed that urgent efforts were needed by all parties to take advantage of Mr. Arafat’s speech and recent security efforts. “Violence achieves nothing for either side,” he said. “Violence will not bring an end to the occupation. Violence will not bring security for Israelis or Palestinians, and violence cannot bring peace.” In that connection, he said further extra-judicial killings at the current sensitive juncture – when the Palestinians were making “a genuine effort to calm things down” – would not be conducive to the process. read more

New UN report links processed meats to cancer in humans red meat

“In view of the large number of people who consume processed meat, the global impact on cancer incidence is of public health importance,” said Dr. Kurt Straif, Head of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) programme responsible for the findings.After reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a working group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC, processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer. Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or beef, but processed meats may also contain other red meats, poultry, offal, or meat by-products such as blood.The agency said examples of processed meat include hot dogs, or frankfurters, ham, sausages, corned beef, and biltong or beef jerky, as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces.The experts “concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent,” according to a press release issued today.The agency also said that the consumption of red meat asprobably carcinogenic to humans based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans. Red meat refers to all types of mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat.The association between red meat and cancer was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer, it said. ”These findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat,” said IARC director Dr. Christopher Wild.“At the same time, red meat has nutritional value,” Dr. Wild said. “Therefore, these results are important in enabling governments and international regulatory agencies to conduct risk assessments, in order to balance the risks and benefits of eating red meat and processed meat and to provide the best possible dietary recommendations.”The IARC Working Group considered more than 800 studies that investigated associations of more than a dozen types of cancer with the consumption of red meat or processed meat in many countries and populations with diverse diets. The IARC’s mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. read more

Cyclist killed in Berbice accident by reportedly speeding car

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedElderly man killed in road accidentSeptember 8, 2017In “Crime”11-year-old killed by car allegedly speedingDecember 8, 2016In “latest news”Father of 3 struck, killed by alleged speeding car along Corentyne HighwayJanuary 15, 2018In “latest news” A fatal accident which occurred about 18:55hrs on Sunday at the No.71 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice has resulted in the death of pedal cyclist Devenana Hardeo ,53, of No.69 Village Squatting Area, Corentyne.This publication was informed that a motorcar, HC 6790, driven by a 25-year-old resident of Tarlogie Village, was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the public road with the cyclist in his lead when the car which was allegedly speeding struck the bicycle from the rear.As a result of the impact the cyclist fell onto the road surface and sustained injuries.He was taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. his body is presently at the said hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.According to the police, the driver is in custody assisting with the investigation; he was tested for alcohol and found negative. read more

Growing garlic

first_imgIt was hard to find Australian grown garlic and it was difficult to grow, because there was no disease resistant garlic varieties in Australia and this had to be developed with Intellectual Property from Europe. I was lucky enough to attend university back in the 1980s when it was free of charge, graduating in Science. I worked for several years as an industrial chemist but always had a passion for working on the land. My garlic started off as a hobby, something I did in my spare time and funded with my own resources. It took me about 10 years before the operation actually became profitable. I didn’t have children back then, so I felt that I was able to take more risks. I made a lot of mistakes that were all very valuable lessons that have helped me to make better decisions now. I was lucky to have a supportive partner and family who encouraged me to follow my dream and to do what makes me happy. Did your Greek Australian background help you or impede you during your early days? My background did not impede me, in fact many associates in the fresh food (agribusiness) sector are of ethnic background. My work involves a lot of travel to many places around the world. My Greek background helps me to appreciate and understand other cultures. What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition? There is no other competitor. Other garlic growers produce garlic on a small market garden scale. Australian Garlic Producers (AGP) Pty Ltd has mechanised planting, harvest, processing and packing. We are the only large scale producers of garlic that supply major Australian supermarkets nationally. Garlic is one of the hardest agricultural products to grow on a broad acre scale. AGP was able to establish supply agreements with major supermarkets. Australian grown garlic is among the healthiest and tastiest garlic in the world. Imported garlic is not always grown to the same stringent standards as our local garlic. It is believed that in some of the low labour cost countries, chemicals that are banned in Australia are still being used for the production of garlic. How is business currently? Thankfully good! The current economic crisis has not affected our sales. I suppose people still have to eat. The drought in Victoria meant that we had to develop a growing operation in a viable area, so at the moment we are growing garlic in Tasmania. Contingency planning is critical but it is also important to be adaptable and innovative wherever possible. In fact during difficult times, people probably cook more at home and really enjoy using garlic when preparing healthy home cooked meals. What is your vision for the future of your business? My vision is to replace most of the imported garlic with safe and healthy Australian grown garlic. Furthermore, Australia produces garlic at a time of the year when there is a global shortage of fresh garlic so there exists a good opportunity to export garlic into the Northern Hemisphere. We have a minced garlic paste that we supply to Woolworths and Coles and we hope to expand into more value added products in the future. Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs? Ensure your product is unique and do your market research – The business must be market driven and not production driven. Make sure you have sound contracts in place with your customers. You must enjoy your work because generally you will spend many hours developing any new venture. Understand what drives you and stay focused on your goal. Challenges will always present themselves within your business – it’s how well you manage them that will determine your success. This is no different to everyday life. It is not just about the money you make but also about the contribution you make to society. Never become complacent – ongoing improvement is vital. Most importantly try to have a healthy balance between work, family and friends. From inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business? When I first began researching agri-business in Australia, I found that there was no major producer of garlic. Around 95 per cent of garlic sold in Australia was being imported from China. I tried to find out why this was the case. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Brésil des singes capucins séchappent dun zoo à laide dune pierre

first_imgBrésil : des singes capucins s’échappent d’un zoo à l’aide d’une pierreMardi, huit singes capucins se sont échappés d’un zoo brésilien. Ils ont réussi à casser les serrures de l’enclos où ils vivaient avec une pierre, et se sont enfuis dans une forêt voisine du parc animalier. Si certains ont été rapidement retrouvés, d’autres sont encore en fuite.C’est une évasion digne des plus grands films d’action qui vient de se dérouler au Brésil sauf que celle-ci concerne… huit singes capucins. Mardi, les petits primates ont en effet réussi à s’échapper de l’enclos du zoo de Cascavel, dans l’Etat brésilien du Parana, où ils étaient enfermés. Comme le rapporte Zegreenweb, les animaux appartenant à l’espèce de primates considérée comme la plus intelligente du continent américain, ont pour ce faire utilisé une pierre avec laquelle ils ont brisé les serrures de l’enclos. Jusqu’alors, les singes capucins utilisaient des pierres pour ouvrir des noix, un geste transmis de génération en génération qui s’est donc trouvé détourné d’une manière inattendue.À lire aussiLa réaction hilarante d’un orang outan face à un tour de magieLes singes capucins se sont enfuis dans une forêt proche du zoo, mais quatre d’entre eux ont été retrouvés. Deux primates se sont laissés prendre à des pièges remplis de bananes, et deux autres ont été découverts dans un restaurant situé tout près du parc animalier. Les quatres autres en revanche, ne sont pas réapparus. Les responsables du zoo pensent même avoir retrouvé les cerveaux de cette évasion. Il s’agirait d’un vieux singe baptisé Ceara et de sa compagne Amarela. “Nous espérons désormais être en mesure de récupérer les quatre autres” a déclaré la coordinatrice du zoo, Gladis Dalamina. Mais elle se montre très optimiste : “ils vont revenir car ils sont encore jeunes”, assure-t-elle en effet.Ce n’est pas la première fois que des singes capucins prennent ainsi la fuite au Brésil. L’espèce est réputée pour être fugueuse. Ainsi en juillet dernier, plusieurs singes se sont échappés dans Rio de Janeiro, entrant et saccageant des maisons pour trouver de la nourriture.Le 13 janvier 2012 à 16:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dembele laughs off Arsenal rumors

first_imgThe French footballer went live today on Twitch and made everything clear: he’s staying in Barcelona to winOusmane Dembele is enjoying life so far.With only 21 years of age, the French forward was crowned champion of the FIFA World Cup with his national team.But his time in Spanish club Barcelona has been superb too.After arriving in 2017 from German side Borussia Dortmund, Dembele has played in 17 occasions with the Blaugranas, scoring three goals.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.And during the transfer window, he was supposedly targeted by English club Arsenal, who would pay up to 89 million Pounds for his services.But Dembele laughed it off.Today he went live on Twitch to talk about these rumors.“Yes, I’m going to stay and I’m ready for the Super Cup of Spain against Sevilla,” he said was reported by Barca Blaugranes.last_img read more

San Diego City Council approves purchase of downtown building to house homelessservices

first_imgSan Diego City Council approves purchase of downtown building to house homeless-services center January 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council Monday unanimously approved the purchase of a downtown building to house a homeless-services center.The council agreed to pay $7.3 million for the building at 1401 Imperial Ave. The building will eventually be known as the Housing Navigation Center for Homeless Services.Kris Michell, city deputy chief operating officer, told council members the center will end the problem of homeless people having to bounce from place to place to find services.“We will be one step closer to opening San Diego’s homeless navigation center,” she said of the building purchase.Michell said the center will offer a coordinated system pairing homeless people with specialists and organizations to help them with various needs, such as Social Security information, veterans’ services, workforce training and finding a permanent home.According to the city, the three-story building is more 26,000 square feet and is near Father Joe’s Village and next to a trolley line.The building requires no major tenant improvements and already has furniture, according to the city.City officials said community development block grants, including from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will pay for the acquisition, which must be handled in escrow by Feb. 7.Councilman Mark Kersey, who represents District 5, said the building was a good deal in terms of cost.“We’ve been talking about this for the entire time I’ve been on the council,” Kersey said.Meanwhile, the council also approved an ordinance creating an Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone within city limits.The creation of the zone, according to city officials, will allow owners of qualifying vacant or unimproved property to contract with the city, restricting the property to small-scale agricultural uses in exchange for a reduction in their property tax.Proponents said that along with the tax benefit, local gardens will benefit communities where fresh food isn’t always available.According to the city, the ordinance will result in a property tax revenue loss of $173,673 per year.About 2,000 parcels, which can be no larger than three acres, are eligible under the program, according to the city. Posted: January 29, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

San Diego County receives no reported flu deaths for first week since

first_img KUSI Newsroom January 30, 2019 Posted: January 30, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the first time since November, the county’s Health and Human Services Agency received no reports of flu deaths last week, county health officials announced Wednesday.Lab-confirmed flu cases also fell for the second consecutive week, from 489 two weeks ago to 366 in the week of Jan. 20-26. A total of 24 people have died in San Diego County this flu season, a fraction of the 205 deaths reported at this time last year.“No flu deaths being reported and cases dropping is great news,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “However, influenza is very unpredictable, so people should continue getting vaccinated since past flu seasons have extended through April and even May.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website,, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. San Diego County receives no reported flu deaths for first week since November KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Gannett Shutters USA Weekend Magazine

first_imgThe magazine had struggled recently with ad pages—it lost 9.7 percent last year, according to the last available PIB figures, by far the worse performance of any Sunday magazine—and saw its readership cut by almost 900,000 to 11.1 million in step with the “butterfly” experiment.The move sheds further light on the Sunday magazine market after Condé Nast parent company, Advance Publications, sold Parade and Dash in September after reports of declining performance. It also follows a September round of layoffs at USA Today aimed at cost reductions ahead of a spin-off from Gannett next year. Gannett announced that it’s shutting down its weekend magazine, USA Weekend, effective Dec. 28.About 30 staffers will be let go as a result, according to multiple reports.The move comes a year after Gannett began distributing condensed “butterfly” editions of USA Today into many of its local papers. Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA Today, says consumer research ultimately led them to pick those “butterfly” editions over USA Weekend.”After evaluating the research, many of our readers have told us that they enjoy the addition of the USA Today content into their local publications, and they have especially enjoyed the expanded weekend Life content, given its timely entertainment and lifestyle news,” Kramer says in a statement. “With the success of our weekend Life offering, we believe it provides our readers and affiliates with a superior product to USA Weekend.” last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from June 4, 2019 to June 11, 2019:Address: 330 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $9,157,725Buyer: AGNL Jerky LLCSeller: Monogram Gourmet FoodsDate: 6/10/19Use: ManufacturingLot Size: 198,634 sfAddress: 44 Concord StreetPrice: $2,950,000Buyer: 44 Concord Street LLCSeller: Alan R. Larsen, Trustee for 44 Concord Street RTDate: 6/7/19Use: ManufacturingLot Size: 115,870 sfAddress: 55 Marion StreetPrice: $685,000Buyer: Frank & Eileen VeganSeller: Iris MessinaDate: 6/5/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 60,436 sfAddress: 29 Mystic AvenuePrice: $650,000Buyer: Theresa A. RussoSeller: Buildable Sites Dev. LLCDate: 6/5/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 31,000 sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Advance bus tickets go on sale today

first_imgAhead of Eid-ul-Fitr, private bus operators will start selling advance tickets from today (Wednesday) for homebound people, reports UNB.Bangladesh Bus Truck Owners’ Association fixed the date after holding a meeting of the organisation on 25 May.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Railway will begin sale of advance train tickets from 1 June, a day after the advance bus tickets go on sale while the sales of advance tickets for cabins of launch and steamers will begin on Wednesday.Around 200 launches will ply 41 river routes carrying the Eid holidaymakers from 7 June, said joint director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Arif Uddin.President of Bangladesh Launch Owners’ Association Mahbubur Rahman claimed that sufficient life jackets have been kept at each launch to ensure safe journey of the passengers.Around 6-7 million people are expected to leave the capital city of Dhaka for their respective native villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones.Of the Eid holidaymakers, 55 per cent is expected to travel for their home destination by buses, 20 per cent by train and 25 per cent will go home travelling by water transports, including launch and steamers.last_img read more

Rohingya crisis liability for all Luxembourg

first_imgMinister for development cooperation and humanitarian affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Paulette Lenert meets foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at the state guest house Padma on Wednesday. Photo: PIDMinister for development cooperation and humanitarian affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Paulette Lenert on Wednesday termed the Rohingya crisis a ‘liability for all’ and assured to extend continued support for a durable and peaceful solution to it, reports UNB.She met foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at the state guest house Padma and discussed the issue.Secretary (Bilateral and Consular), director general (West Europe and EU) and director (Foreign Minister’s Office) were present at the meeting.The Luxembourg minister was accompanied by a five-member delegation.Welcoming the delegation, foreign minister Momen thanked the Luxembourg minister for visiting Bangladesh, particularly the Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar.He also thanked the government of Luxembourg for its support, including humanitarian assistance, for the Rohingyas.Citing prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s generosity in hosting a large Rohingya community in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh foreign minister urged international community, particularly Luxembourg, to mount pressure on Myanmar authorities to take sincere and visible steps to create “conducive environment” in Rakhine state so that Rohingyas can go back to their ancestral homes in Myanmar in safety and security.He also urged the international community to take decisive steps to ensure accountability of the atrocities committed against Rohingyas.Foreign minister Momen encouraged exchange of business and trade delegations between the two countries to explore the untapped business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh.He called upon the development cooperation minister for bilateral cooperation focusing on private sector development, including skills/SMEs leading to creating mutually beneficial economic and business partnerships for both countries.Referring to Luxembourg’s globally acclaimed financial services sector, the Bangladesh foreign minister urged the Luxembourg minister to encourage their financial services companies to establish business with and in Bangladesh.Citing Bangladesh’s favorable “geo-strategic location” in Asia, the Luxembourg minister expressed interest about establishing “logistics services” facilities between Bangladesh and Luxembourg.In that context, she urged early conclusion of the ‘Air Services Agreement’ between Bangladesh and Luxembourg.She offered to extend “sustainable finance” for Bangladesh’s journey towards achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.With a view to making the existing bilateral relations deeper and wider, Bangladesh foreign minister urged the Luxembourg authorities to establish a resident diplomatic mission in Dhaka or at least designate the embassy of Luxembourg in New Delhi to be concurrently accredited to Bangladesh.Currently, the embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Dhaka looks after official business on behalf of the ministry of foreign affairs of Luxembourg.The Luxembourg minister and her entourage are scheduled to visit Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar later in the day.On Tuesday, the delegation visited Savar, Gaibandha and Kurigram to see development projects funded by the government of Luxembourg.Foreign minister Momen appreciated Luxembourg for their assistance in the development of Bangladesh through NGOs like CARITAS.last_img read more

Skyrim veteran Kickstarts a dinosaur hunting game

first_imgModern games are reaching previously unheard of heights in storytelling and visuals, but there is a disturbing lack of dinosaurs. Now one animator and developer is looking to give you a dino fix with his first independent game. Alex Fundora, who has game credits including Skyrim and Dungeon Defenders, has taken to Kickstarter to get funding for The Stomping Land, an open-world survival adventure game where you hunt dinosaurs to survive.The premise of The Stomping Land will appeal to fans of the Flintstones and young-Earth creationism alike. You control a primitive hunter in search of a meal. There are plenty of smaller (and presumably edible) dinosaurs around, but harvesting food from a downed animal takes time. Bigger, more aggressive creatures will descend on your prize unless you’re prepared.Fundora has built a system of tools and traps that can be used to fight off and distract dinosaurs. This is all preliminary, but the demo is looking impressive. It’s best to give the benefit of the doubt to any game that involves riding a dinosaur. Fundora also discusses some additional ideas that could be implemented in the final game, like a game map that is made up of constellations in the sky.Unlike some Kickstarters, The Stomping Land has set a low threshold for his goal. Fundora is only looking for $20,000 to get the game made. If that’s all he gets, this title will exist but it will be small and many of the more innovative features won’t be included. The stretch goals would allow Fundora to hire some help and make the final product more compelling.If the campaign raises $75,000 a few part-time designers will be brought on to speed up development. At $175,000 full-time artists will be hired to expand the world and improve the graphics. At $200,000 The Stomping Land will be designed with support for the Oculus Rift. The Kickstarter goes through June 6th, and judging from the early response, I don’t think he’s going to have any problem getting funded.last_img read more

Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store

first_imgMicrosoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2018 in Windows – 6 commentsMicrosoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system.Paul Thurott managed to get a sneak peak of the functionality already using the latest Windows 10 Insider Build.According to his information, Fonts becomes an entry under Personalization in the Settings application.Windows 10 users and admins get a list of available fonts when they open Fonts in the Settings. Search and filter options appear at the top of the screen; search does what you expect it to do and filter limits fonts to specified alphabets.Fonts appear as the preview sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” so that you see right away how a font looks like.There is a link to the Store at the top that opens the Fonts listing on Microsoft’s Store. It features a single font right now, likely to test functionality.It highlights, however, that Microsoft will distribute fonts through the Store. That’s not necessarily a bad move considering that it guarantees that the font package is clean of viruses and other malicious code. While that is the case for most of the fonts offered on the Web, just like codec packs, font packs sometimes were distributed with malware.Users who don’t want to use the Store have all classic options available to them. It is still possible to download fonts from the Web to install them manually.The Fonts Settings page offers previews of individual fonts that you select. You can uninstall them directly from there, type custom characters for preview, or access font metadata.Uninstall removes the font from the system. It seems likely that the functionality is limited to non-critical fonts just like it is not possible to remove some apps from Windows 10 devices using the Apps Settings page.The classic font page in the Control Panel lists all installed fonts as well. Font previews are limited to three characters though and you need to click again to get a full preview of a font. It features no options to type custom text.Closing WordsMicrosoft has not announced the change yet. The Fonts Settings page looks complete though which means that there is a good chance for it becoming available in the next Windows 10 Feature update.Now You: How do you manage fonts on Windows machines?Related articlesBlock programs from loading untrusted fonts in Windows 10How to install and manage fonts on Windows 10How to install fonts temporarily on WindowsHow to reset Windows font settings and restore default fontsPreview fonts with DP4 Font ViewerSummaryArticle NameMicrosoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to StoreDescriptionMicrosoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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airlinescodeshareGaruda IndonesiaSingapore Airline

first_imgairlinescodeshareGaruda IndonesiaSingapore Airlines Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Garuda Indonesia have signed an expanded codeshare agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights between Singapore and the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. SIA and Garuda Indonesia each operate nine flights per day on the route.The two carriers first started codesharing in 2010 on each other’s flights between Singapore and Denpasar (Bali). In 2014, the agreement was expanded to include flights between Singapore and Surabaya. SIA’s regional subsidiary SilkAir also codeshares on Garuda Indonesia-operated flights to Denpasar and Surabaya, while Garuda Indonesia codeshares on SilkAir-operated flights to ten destinations[1] in its Indonesia network.“We are delighted to be further expanding our agreement with Garuda Indonesia to include more codeshare flights for our customers,” said SIA’s Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping.“Indonesia is a very popular tourism and business destination and we are pleased to make the country more accessible to travellers from all around the world. This reflects our continuous efforts to work with our partners to offer more seamless travel experiences for our customers.”last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Then, of course, with almost any interview Peterson had, he was asked to rank his top three corners in the NFL. Peterson was quick to say he dislikes the question, and then when he gave his three, they were all jokingly himself.Later on, this transitioned into a ranking of the top three quarterbacks in the league. Peterson stuck to his mantra, naming himself first, but then having his teammate Carson Palmer second. Nolan, desperate for the third name to be Brady, got a sarcastic “maybe” from Peterson before saying he’s an “all-time great.”Nolan looked for some fantasy football intel and asked Peterson about his teammate David Johnson as a potential first-round pick. Peterson praised Johnson and said he will probably take him with his own pick this year.Nolan then asked Peterson who he had as his quarterback in the team he runs with his wife, and was disappointed to hear Aaron Rodgers instead of Brady. Peterson was quick to reply, however, that Brady was already off the board. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img The weekly show “Garbage Time” on FS1, hosted by the delightful Katie Nolan, had Patrick Peterson on and as expected, many laughs were had.Nolan began by noting that she’s a New England Patriots fan and made sure to let Peterson know he’s going to lose Week 1.Peterson went along with Nolan, who followed by asking how much Peterson was rooting for Jimmy Garoppolo to start instead of Tom Brady, who is suspended for the first four games of the season. Peterson shook it off, saying it really doesn’t matter, as Nolan noted that yes, it actually does. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more