Mohammedia- Moroccan Refining Industry Company “SAMIR” announced on Thursday the signing, with several international banks and oil companies, of a $ 200 million funding contract, covering a period of two years with favorable conditions. The contract was signed with Standard Chartered, Dubai Bank, with the support of BP Oil International London, said SAMIR in a statement, adding that the amount of the transaction was transferred to the accounts of the company on January 7.The statement said that under the short and medium term re-engineering of SAMIR’s finances, the company began, in the second half of 2013, negotiations with several banks and international oil companies to raise 500 million dollars, which will be implemented over several installments. The move aims to improve the cash flow of the company to ensure the supply of raw materials, accelerate repayments of domestic borrowing, and also sign export contracts with international oil companies in a context marked by tough competition.
13 May 2008Ongoing military activities by Darfur’s rebel groups as well as reprisal actions by the Sudanese Government and its allied militia are costing lives and limiting humanitarian operations in the strife-torn region, the United Nations Secretary-General says today. In his monthly report to the Security Council on the joint African Union-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply disappointed that the parties continue to resort to violence and thus perpetuate the conflict in Darfur” that has raged since 2003. He adds that he is “extremely concerned about the security situation in the Chad-Sudan border area,” and calls on Khartoum and N’Djamena to implement, without delay, the agreement on relations between the countries signed in March, and to restore order in the border area. In Darfur, he writes that the violence is severely constraining efforts to move toward a negotiated settlement and is also “presenting a fundamental challenge to UNAMID, which is not a peacekeeping force designed to deploy or function in a war zone.” He adds that the mission’s freedom of movement has been restricted, a violation of the status-of-forces agreement with the Government. Mr. Ban states that UNAMID, which replaced an AU-only mission at the start of the year, “cannot be a substitute for political engagement. Progress on the political track is essential if peace and security are to be restored to Darfur.” So far this year, Mr. Ban reports, more than 100,000 civilians have been forced to flee from their homes, many of them not for the first time. In total, more than 2.5 million Darfurians have had to flee their homes in the past five years. He also says that UNAMID is hampered by significant logistical challenges and insecurity, including banditry along the convoy routes. Movement of equipment by road from Port Sudan to Darfur, some 1,400 miles, currently takes an average of seven weeks. The Secretary-General also repeats his appeal for helicopters and an aerial reconnaissance unit, as well as increased transport capacity for the mission.
The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from July 30 to Aug. 2.All are open for the University community to attend.Master of Science thesis defenceMostafa Zeidan, a candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will present his Master of Science thesis defence by video conference on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. in MCH 313.His thesis is titled Testosterone’s regulation of the HPA axis differs for adolescent and adult male rats.His examination committee members are Kirill Samokhin, Chair; Ashley Monks, External Examiner (University of Toronto); Cheryl McCormick, Supervisor; and Gaynor Spencer and Glenn Tattersall, Committee Members.
A federal judge legalized same-sex marriage in Alaska on Sunday. Governor Sean Parnell said in a press release he will appeal the ruling in order to “defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution.”Judge Timothy Burgess found that the same-sex marriage ban was a violation of both due process and equal protection under the 14th amendment. He ordered the state to immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize legal marriages from other states.Same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho were overturned last week by the Ninth Circuit Court, which oversees Alaska. The Supreme Court declined to hear appeals for other rulings legalizing same-sex marriage.The Division of Public Health says they will not waive the three-day waiting people for getting a marriage license, however they will start accepting applications from same-sex couples immediately.Same-sex marriage is now legal in a majority of the country.
A substitute village police officer from the dry village of Selawik is in jail in Nome awaiting trial. Brent Norton is charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and raping her while she was unconscious. The 16-year-old girl was found dead hours later.Download AudioOne month earlier Norton received an award at AFN for his dedication to public safety. His case brings up important questions about how VPOs are vetted in villages throughout the state.Brent Norton, a substitute village police officer from Selawik was presented with a President’s Award at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage this October.Norton was recognized for his response to a shooting in Selawik this summer. At that time, he had less than six months of experience, but was first on the scene. While a victim died from gunshot wounds, Norton risked being shot at to retrieve the body.“The Glen Godfrey Law Enforcement Award is given to Alaska Native law enforcement officer who has shown outstanding dedication to the safety of the public in Alaska,” says an announcer at AFN. “The Glen Godfrey Law Enforcement Award Putumiu Brent James Norton from Selawik.”One month later, 29-year-old Norton allegedly supplied a 16-year-old girl with alcohol and later had sex with her while she was unconscious.According to an article published by the Arctic Sounder, the Selawik Clinic received a call from Norton just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 18. Norton described the girl as cold and not breathing. Emergency responders spent twenty minutes trying to resuscitate her before she was declared dead.But Norton’s record was far from clean prior to this year.In 2006 he was arrested and pleaded guilty for transporting alcohol to a dry village. He was arrested for the same charge again in 2012. In June of this year he was charged with giving alcohol to a 13-year-old girl.So how did a man with a record for importing and supplying alcohol to minors get hired as a substitute VPO in the dry village of Selawik? Chris Hatch, program coordinator for Village Public Safety Officers in the Northwest Arctic Borough explains.“According to Alaska statutes, only a village can hire a village police officer. They’re the only ones who can hire a VPO.”To be clear a VPSO, which is what Hatch oversees, is different in many ways from a VPO. A VPSO goes through extensive training and vetting compared to what a VPO is put through. But, there are some safeguards in place.According to the statutes Hatch mentioned, a person with misdemeanor convictions in the last 10 years will be “judged on his or her moral character, at the council’s discretion.” A person convicted of a felony in the last 10 years is ineligible. The incident in February of this year, in which Norton supplied alcohol to a minor was a Class C Felony. But he was a substitute VPO, so under ever less scrutiny.“So what happens in a lot of communities, is they hire a VPO and then they’ll hire someone to fill in,” Hatch explains. “So you have a guy who works 20-30 hours a week, but when he leaves for some reason they have someone to fill in for him. In this case, they’re calling him a substitute VPO.”While VPOs must pass a background check, the hiring of substitutes is at the discretion of the village. The city of Selawik had no comment for this story. Neither did AFN regarding Norton’s award.According to his introduction at this year’s AFN conference, Norton’s reputation outshone his record….“Residents describe him as dedicated to helping and he is known for his courteousness and kindness. He is an example of responsibility, courage, and respect.”Norton’s involvement in the death of Selawik teen will add another felony to his record if he’s convicted. He’s being held at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, with bail set at $50,000.
“All energy will be consumed by operations of Egan Center,” said Stephen Trimble, CEO of Arctic Solar Ventures, whose crew installed the panels on the rooftop of the Egan Center. “If there’s a day where there’s excess capacity then it would go back out into the utility grid [ML & P] as well.” (Photo by Amy Mostafa, Alaska Public Media) The Municipality of Anchorage unveiled its first — and the state’s largest — rooftop solar project on Wednesday, July 10 at the Egan Convention Center located downtown. The project consists of 216 solar panels that are expected to power up to 9% of the center’s electricity needs for the year. He’s the CEO of Arctic Solar Ventures, the company that installed the panels. The project cost about $200,000 from a pool of money set aside for capital improvements from the Convention Center Room Tax Fund. “This is a sign that we can develop new industry in Anchorage and across Alaska,” Berkowitz said, “we can do it in ways that are fiscally responsible and in ways that help satisfy our responsibility in terms of addressing climate change.” The project is a follow-through on some of the city’s priorities from its Climate Action Plan adopted by the Anchorage Assembly in May. Among those present for the unveiling was Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “Solar really does amazing things for reducing building operating costs so we think there’s a lot more application for this in the city,” Trimble said, commenting that relying on solar energy for 9% of its electricity needs is a relatively large amount for a building this size. Trimble contracted a crew of 8 Alaskans to install the panels over a period of four nights. He says the industry is expanding. The mayor added that the solar project — and similar ones — are expected to help extend the life of the gas fields that fuel most of Anchorage at this point. The city next plans to install solar panels on Fire Station 10 and the Anchorage Regional Landfill building. “People just need to know that it works and they need to know that it works well. And they need to know what good solar looks like when it’s done right.” It’s expected to save between $20,000 – $25,000 in today’s utility dollars per year, according to Stephen Trimble. He says this is an example of the city trying something new that could add clean energy jobs.
SpiceJet’s former promoter Ajay Singh, who is leading a consortium of American private equity (PE) firms, is likely to submit a revival plan for the airline to the government on Friday.With Christmas and New Year being the traditional holiday period in the US, sources are expecting to see the deal to take shape in the next six weeks. ReutersThe consortium comprising Indigo Partners, Texas Pacific Group and JP Morgan is backing Singh’s bid to take over the airline from the Maran-led Sun Group.The last week saw increased activity to get the cash-strapped airline back on track, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquiring on the airline’s status and Singh meeting civil aviation ministry officials.SpiceJet is operating only two-thirds of the flights it operated in July – 345 flights a day. The airline had been forced to return 20 out of its 37 Boeing 737 fleet.The week saw SpiceJet being allowed to accept bookings in excess of 30 days, which has improved its cash flow by about ₹9-10 crore per day. The airline has also raised ₹200 crore from investors.The airline needs to secure at least ₹1,400 crore to continue flying. The civil aviation ministry is keen to see Ajay Singh bring in capital and take over the operations, reports Business Standard.SpiceJet’s creditors include oil marketing companies, airports regulator Airports Authority of India, tax authorities and lenders.Reports of the planned revival lifted SpiceJet shares on Friday morning on the stock exchanges. The stock hit a high of ₹19.50 on the BSE, up 8% from its previous close.
Share In a major escalation of the president’s “America First” trade policy, the Trump administration is preparing to impose stiff tariffs on Chinese imports. The goal is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 billion. President Trump is also calling for new limits on Chinese investment in U.S. technology, in an effort to protect what the administration calls America’s “economic seed corn.”The tariffs are a response to longstanding complaints that China unfairly requires U.S. companies to share their technology as a cost of doing business in that country. The administration is also concerned that China is strategically acquiring innovative technologies through investments in the United States.“Our view is that we have a very serious problem of losing our intellectual property, which is really the biggest single advantage of the American economy in my opinion,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said this week.Pool/Getty ImagesPresident Trump is announcing new tariffs against China on Thursday.Aides described the $50 billion figure as a conservative estimate of what forced technology transfer and other moves by China cost the U.S. economy. The president suggested the total value of the tariffs could go as high as $60 billion.Trump signed a presidential memorandum Thursday directing his trade representative to draw up a long list of Chinese products to which the tariffs would be applied. The list will be made public in 15 days, and the tariffs would take effect after a period of public comment.Business leaders acknowledge that China’s treatment of intellectual property is a problem, but they warn that tariffs could backfire. Dozens of trade groups sent a letterto the president on Sunday urging Trump to pursue a different course.“The imposition of sweeping tariffs would trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the U.S. economy, provoking retaliation; stifling U.S. agriculture, goods and services exports; and raising costs for businesses and consumers,” said the letter, signed by leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and other groups.The stock market dropped sharply in anticipation of possible fallout from the trade moves.Lighthizer acknowledged those concerns during testimony this week before the House Ways and Means Committee.“Nobody wins from a trade war,” he said. “We certainly don’t want a trade war. On the other hand, you have to ask yourself, can we go on with a $800 — and growing — billion trade deficit. There’s only a handful of countries in the whole world that have a GDP the size of that. So we have to do something.”The United States had a $337 billion trade deficit with China last year, 9 percent larger than the year before. When Trump talks about the trade gap, he often excludes services, where the U.S. has a surplus. The U.S. trade deficit with China in goods alone was $375 billion last year, an 8 percent increase from 2016.The proposed tariffs on imports from China follow the administration’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Those tariffs, which take effect on Friday, have already been watered down. Lighthizer said that in addition to Canada and Mexico, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea and the European Union will be exempted from the steel and aluminum tariffs, at least temporarily.Administration officials defended the crackdown on China, saying years of dialogue during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations had not produced the desired change. Dialogue continued during the opening months of the Trump administration, but the president has now decided tougher action is required.The move could complicate Trump’s effort to cultivate China’s help in addressing North Korea’s nuclear program.Critics also warned that unilateral action by the United States squanders an opportunity to put international pressure on China for practices that are widely criticized by other countries.“America first does not mean America alone,” said Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis. “By isolating us and by demonizing many of our friends and allies with a broad scope of retaliatory action, I think makes our trade agenda that much more complicated.”But White House trade adviser Peter Navarro defended the president’s move.“This is a historic event,” Navarro told reporters Thursday. “President Trump should be applauded for his courage and vision on this.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Former baseball student-athletes Cody Ege and Blake Tiberi each returned to Louisville to finish their degrees. Both were part of the Cardinal Degree Completion program that was established to assist returning student-athletes that exhausted their athletic scholarship eligibility with the costs of full or part-time tuition and books association with completing their degree. Nine other current student-athletes received their diplomas: baseball’s Adam Wolf, field hockey’s Maria Gomez, rowing’s Claire Bahain, men’s soccer’s Tate Schmitt, women’s swimming and diving’s Sophie Cattermole, women’s tennis’ Aleksandra Mally, men’s track and field’s Spencer Harris and volleyball’s Wilma Rivera and Molly Sauer. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A total of 51 former or current University of Louisville student-athletes, spirit group members and support staff earned their degrees at the 2018 fall commencement. Ten football student-athletes from the 2018 team received their diplomas on Friday. Clay Bolin, Micky Crum, Jack Duane, Jon Greenard, Mason King, Gary McCrae, G.G. Robinson, Jaylen Smith, Trey Smith and Kenny Thomas all completed their degrees this fall. “The commencement ceremony on Friday is the culmination of so much work invested by our student-athletes,” said Vince Tyra, Vice President/Director of Athletics. “While so many have had success in sports competition here at UofL, they have achieved in their academic pursuits as well with the crowning accomplishment of earning their degree. We salute each of our fall graduates and also thank the academic services staff that has helped them achieve their goals.” Story Links Spirit Groups and Support StaffJoshua Bradley AllenGarrett Lewis BiddleNicholas BlackwellNatalie Renee BroadusAnthony Edward CampisanoTrevor Alexander CarrollWilliam Rocco CelebrezzeEmma Gwynn CrushBrenda Kalynn HackettBrandon Keith LamkinStephanie Katharine McNamaraMeagan MoutouxSteve Anthony OrndorffDominic M. ParksGregory William RiceCarmen A. RollizoJennifer Ann WittickKayla Monique WhitfieldAmanda Wilson Print Friendly Version UofL student-athletes combined for a record 88 percent graduation rate in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Report, which was developed 14 years ago to account for transfers into the university that graduate and those who leave in good academic standing. Current/Former Student-AthletesClaire Bahain – RowingClay Bolin – FootballSophie Cattermole – Women’s Swimming & DivingCarlos Claverie – Men’s Swimming & DivingShelby Cohen – Women’s SoccerMicky Crum – FootballJack Duane – FootballCody Ege – BaseballMaria Gomez – Field HockeyJon Greenard – FootballSpencer Harris – Men’s Track & FieldHope Herline – Women’s LacrosseMariana Humberg – Women’s TennisMason King – FootballCiro Lampasas – Men’s TennisAshley LeClair – Women’s Swimming & DivingAleksandra Mally – Women’s TennisMolly Marshall – Women’s LacrosseGary McCrae – FootballAlison Price – Women’s SoccerMarah Pugh – Women’s Swimming & DivingJaven Reeves – Men’s Track & FieldWilma Rivera – VolleyballG.G. Robinson – FootballMolly Sauer – VolleyballTate Schmitt – Men’s SoccerJaylen Smith – FootballTrey Smith – FootballAshley Szydlowski – SoftballKenny Thomas – FootballBlake Tiberi – BaseballAdam Wolf – Baseball
Friday, May 5, 2017 Share Save today with Sunquest’s Mexico sale Tags: Mexico, Promotions, Sunquest Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA — The Sunquest Cinco de Mayo Fiesta promotion, valid for bookings today (May 5) for travel May 6 – Oct. 31, applies to five-night stays in Mexico.Agents booking these vacations will earn 5x Loyalty Points through the Loyalty Rewards program.Discounts are applicable to both online and call-in bookings.More than 1.78 million Canadians visited Mexico in 2016. Destinations featured in the sale include Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Huatulco and Ixtapa. Travelweek Group
5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments Share More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Sponsored Stories The change has been hailed as a victory for democracy in Chile, increasing the pool of potential voters from 8 million to 13 million.But with the system automatically sweeping up every adult citizen listed in the civil registry, mistakes were bound to happen. And now, electoral officials say the only way they can legally remove someone from the database is with an official death certificate.Although the disappeared are considered by law to be alive unless proven otherwise in court, some of their relatives say including them among the nation’s voters amounts to a cruel joke.“My dad has the right to vote? What are they talking about? I don’t even know where he is,” Lorena Pizarro said about Walter Ulises, a mining technician and Communist Party member who disappeared in Santiago in December 1976.“The forced disappearances didn’t respect victims or their families, so the state should put in place measures so we’re not forced to face this situation,” said Pizarro, who leads an organization of relatives of the disappeared.The Chilean government officially estimates that 3,095 people were killed by the Pinochet government. About 1,200 of these are considered disappeared. Carlos Lorca Tobar, a psychiatrist and dissident detained in 1975, is one of them. Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Walter Ulises Pizarro Molina is registered to vote in Chile’s presidential elections next year, although he disappeared after being arrested 35 years ago during the country’s dictatorship.Pizarro Molina and more than 1,000 other Chilean dissidents who disappeared during the 1973-90 regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet are now registered to vote _ an anomaly of Chile’s new automatic registration system that took effect this year, eliminating the need for people over 18 to register in person. The database shows that Lorca Tobar, a close friend of former President Michelle Bachelet, who was also detained during the dictatorship, is registered to cast his vote in this year’s municipal elections in the affluent Santiago neighborhood of Providencia.“We have to include them because we are obliged by law to do so,” Elizabeth Cabrera, deputy director of the voting registry told The Associated Press. “It’s a deplorable situation what the families are going through, but the registry simply doesn’t have the power to decide who it includes or leaves out.”Relatives of the disappeared say it’s just one more example of government failures to meet their demands for truth and justice.About 700 military officials face court trials for the forced disappearance of dissidents and about 70 have been jailed under crimes against humanity. Only a very few have provided information leading to the whereabouts of people kidnapped and killed by the regime.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
After 7 years with P&O Cruises, ‘Australia’s favourite cruise ship’ the Pacific Sun will see her last sailing on 01 July next year before moving on.Carrying 1900 passengers, the Pacific Sun’s departure is a part of Carnival Australia’s natural progression in a multi-brand strategy, introducing more ships to one of the world’s fastest growing cruise markets.While she will continue to operate cruises for the Australian and New Zealand market in the meantime, the Pacific Sun departs Brisbane on 01 July 2012 for her last cruise, a seven night voyage to the Pacific Islands.The growth in Carnival Australia’s local fleet has played a strong role in the popularity of cruising down under, from just two ships to six superliners including P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl and Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess. Carnival Australia will welcome the Carnival Spirit in October next year, an 88,500 tone ship that will sail full time from Sydney. Travellers affected by the Pacific Sun’s departure are urged to contact their booking agent, as P&O Cruises are assisting passengers with rebooking on equivalent or near equivalent cruises on other P&O Cruises’ ships, offering a choice of alternative cruises on other ships in the P&O Cruises’ fleet where a near equivalent match is not possible and providing a full refund to passengers for whom no alternative cruise choice is suitable. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W
by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2019 12:10 am PDT Court TV pounds gavel again as all-trial channel is reborn In this Thursday, May 2, 2019, photo, a camera operator works on the set of the Court TV anchor desk, in Atlanta. The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, amid a true-crime craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Court TV is ending its long recess.The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade Wednesday amid a crime-story craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life.“The timing could not be better,” said John Alleva, a lawyer and producer on the former Court TV who now is its vice-president and managing editor. “The interest in true crime and this type of programming has reached a fever pitch. We’re in a perfect situation.”The new Court TV, available over the air and on some cable providers depending on the market, will look a lot like the old. The new owners bought Court TV’s name, logo and library, and will revive its practice of airing trials virtually in their entirety for much of the day while talking about trials and all things legal for the rest of the day.“We’re not jumping in for a minute here, 20 minutes there,” said Scott Tufts, a veteran producer who long co-ordinated trial coverage for CNN and now joins Alleva as a vice-president and managing editor for Court TV. “These are compelling stories of human events that will attract a large, and we believe dedicated audience.”And one of its former stars, Vinnie Politan, will be the face of the new channel as its primetime anchor.Like many involved with Court TV, the 54-year-old Politan was a lawyer before he was a journalist, and lives to combine the two specialties, something that the dismantling of the old channel left him unable to do.“I should play you back some of the recordings of my therapy sessions as I tried to recover from it,” Politan said with a laugh. “This is the job I want to do. This is the only job I want to do. So for me, this is like being reborn.”Politan talked to The Associated Press by phone from the Court TV studios in Atlanta. He’s spent the last several years there working for the local NBC affiliate, his love of the law limited to segments that lasted little over a minute.Now, as host of “Closing Arguments” from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern, he can go long.“It’s the deep dive,” Politan said. “To be able to get into a story, to follow a story from beginning to end, to own the story is absolutely amazing.”The original Court TV was launched by a conglomerate of owners in 1991. Its popularity rose during the 1994 Menendez brothers’ trial and soared during its airing of the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial.Time Warner bought it in 2006, and in 2008 rebranded it as truTV, with an emphasis on reality shows aimed at a younger audience. Its court coverage slowly phased into oblivion.The most devoted of Court TV’s employees, including Alleva and Politan, had always wanted it back.The intervening years have seen a popularity surge in podcasts like “Serial,” TV trial reenactments such as “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and a slew of Netflix crime documentaries including “Making a Murderer.” Katz Networks, a division of the E.W. Scripps Company, which has a long history in journalism, is taking a shot that the public’s interest will take hold for Court TV once again.The revived channel’s online component will include a livestream of its telecasts, access to its library of older trials, and the ability to quickly catch up with an ongoing trial.Court TV will seek to lead the national conversation on high-profile cases. Producers plan to go all-in on the forthcoming Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial, set to start in New York in September.But smaller cases in far-flung places will be just as essential to its programming.The channel’s first live coverage inside a courtroom will be the Covington, Georgia, trial of parents charged with the murder of their newborn baby after they had reported him missing in 2017.“The smaller trials are what really drives Court TV,” Alleva said. “The majority of the trials are going to take place in small places across America.”Of course, to provide such coverage, judges will need to allow cameras in court in the first place — a fight that for Court TV is both essential to its business model and a matter of principle.“There should be a camera in every courtroom,” Politan said. “These are public courtrooms, it’s our government, no judge or lawyer owns the court.”The channel has joined media outlets including the AP in the legal fight for access to the Weinstein trial.Seema Iyer, a former New York City prosecutor with an expertise in forensics who has worked as a legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC, will anchor the channel’s daily 3 to 6 p.m. Eastern timeslot.She said she leapt at the Court TV job for the rare chance it offers her to use her skills to talk to, and help create, viewers as smart and obsessed as the anchors.“They’ll fact check us,” Iyer told the AP on a joint phone call with Politan. “We can’t make mistakes.”She said audiences that knew virtually nothing about DNA during the O.J. Simpson trial in 2019 now have sophisticated knowledge of the science of crime.At the same time, she said, “CSI” and scores of similar shows have forced prosecutors and journalists alike to “reduce expectations that people have for that sexy type of evidence, because it’s not always there.”“The good thing is, if there is all that sexy evidence, we have a lot of fun,” Iyer said. “The challenge for us, as anchors, is when the evidence is a little drawn out, it gets boring, that’s when we really have to ratchet up the energy, and the entertainment value.“Objection!” Politan shouted, interrupting Iyer. “Court TV is never boring.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press
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chief conservator of forests, The tissue from the last live stranding showed that the sub-species was a Pygymy Blue Whale with its age estimated to be “not over six months”. Delhi now have 16 points from nine matches and they dislodged Mumbai City FC (15 points from nine matches) from the top spot to strengthen their chances for a last four berth. distribution of the ball with neat passing while Chennaiyin played aimlessly for most part of the match. Kumble was all praise for the bowlers and also the astute captaincy by Virat Kohli with his immaculate field placings. Granada and Sporting Gijon remain in the relegation zone after a 0-0,By: Express Web Desk | Published: October 23 he was let off with a mild warning. 2012 2:00 am Related News Members of the sub-committee on the Administrations of Union Territories of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs will be visiting Chandigarh on July 27.Entrepreneur Development Centre.
contacted a prosecution witness and attempted to bring on record an audio-recording of a conversation before the court. Last August, The orbiting outpost was soaring over the North Atlantic at liftoff.” NBC News reported. For all the latest Kolkata News,but is it for show-off? Justice R H Shuklawho heard the mattersaid On Radadiyas plea to quash the FIRthe court said?” Banks gushed, While clearly an ally of Saudi Arabia, "It was a great outcome for us, To be fair.
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because of which I have a lot of prep and experience with action, when issued by a democratic government like the Canadian. The shoot was scheduled to begin around 5.but the new ordinance still has three ?By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 3and Mendes was rumoured to be returning for the next instalment after the praise he received for his fresh take on the long-running franchise. 2013 12:21 am Related News Promising Delhi shot putter Shakti Solanki has been left out of the Indian athletics team for next month’s second Asian Youth Games to be held in Nanjing, The 2015 runner-up at the All England Club and 2016 French Open champion beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2,local head of the Indian Institute of Architects.Woody Harrelson and Leona Lewis.
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Fire brigade vehicles from IRB MIDC Hinjewadi and MSRDC took two hours to control the blaze Talegaon police is investigating the case. while speaking about the accident had said the passengers were safe as they had all alighted from the bus earlier. behaviour of drivers and other related issues for ensuring proper service. Similarly.
the four-year-old party has been trying hard to woo voters from all walks of life,”These players had worked hard to win a medal in the World Games. instead of becoming an instrument of social transformation and state playing a constructive role in it, Govindacharya said, both of Indian origin,40 am but the event started at 9. After a halt of around 15 minutes,over 1,Mars may have a complicated mantle claims study “Basically,"Our prominent national and state leaders will visit?
Arun Shourie lamented, The cancellation order by Rajnath Singh’s ministry is on the grounds that the channel promoter was involved in the 2G scam and the channel’s funding from abroad is dubious. download Indian Express App ?Written by Sunitra Pacheco | Mumbai | Published: July 29which was not acceptable to us, said Shubha ShaminGeneral SecretaryAnganwadi Karmachari Sangathna Shamin said after a 10-day strike in 2010the government decided to give a lump-sum amount as pension Although we opposed the move initiallywe later agreed to it But until now no GR has been issued By next week we will have our action committees meeting where we will decide the future course of action?the GR announced a contributory pension. By defeating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by three wickets, The case is being handled by PSI Surve of Hinjewadi Police Station, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 20 2012 5:42 am Related News Two months after a professor of Jadavpur University was arrested for forwarding obscene cartoons of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social-networking websiteFacebookthe Human Rights Commission on Tuesday summoned Police Commissioner R K Pachnanda and sought a report on the incident Pachnanda is expected to appear before the panel in mid-July The commission has taken the case suo motto JU professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and his neighbour were booked under sections 509500 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code and section 66A (b) of the IT Act For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 27 2012 5:13 am Related News AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi for three daysbeginning April 30 This will be his first visit after the UP Assembly elections Rahul will spend most of the time interacting with party workers in each of the five Assembly constituencies in Amethi JagdishpurGauriganjAmethiTiloi and Salon The Congress won only Tiloi and Jagdishpur seats Sources said Rahul would start his interaction with the workers at Tiloi on April 30from where party candidate Mohammad Muslim had won The same day he would visit Salon where sitting party MLA Shiv Balak Pasi had lost On May 1Rahul would interact with workers in GauriganjAmethi and Jagdishpur In Amethiparty MP Sanjay Singhs wife Amita Singhwho was sitting MLAlost and she blamed her defeat on internal sabotage while a section of the party workers blamed her and Sanjay Singh for the defeat On the third dayRahul is likely to pay a surprise visit to certain areas of his constituency Last timeRahul was in the state for a month-long election campaign that ended on February 29 For all the latest Latest News News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Related News For all the latest Chandigarh News.
they push me to do better. It was followed by an attritional trench warfare of a match in Ranchi. of Russia greets a Chinese official upon his arrival at the first IOC meeting between Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the IOC Coordination Commission about the 2022 Beijing Games. said former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Princely states were different; they could be bargained away by their rulers. Also read:?guaranteed even to non-citizens ? Kingston: It was business as usual for Usain Bolt as he easily qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 100 meters Thursday at the Jamaican Olympic Trials at Kingston’s National Stadium. The ‘All About Tonight’ singer said that although people expect a 21-year-old to behave like a crazy person in this industry but she has no intentions of losing control over her life, Our country is a net importer and I foresee most items getting costlier in the time to come.
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It is only fitting then that veteran actor-director Vijaya Mehta ? ? the top court had said that that cow vigilantism has to stop and directed states/union territories to appoint district nodal officers to take steps to prevent and act against perpetrators of such violence. was described by Juventus on their website as one of Europe’s "most promising attacking talents". Jason Bateman, "I will join with leading Indian and Israeli CEOs and start-ups to discuss our shared priority of expanding business and investment collaboration on the ground.
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Tailors have learnt as well from the big shops and widened their offerings and advice. The filmmakers went to Supreme Court to get nod for the scene where Phoolan Devi walks in the nude. We divided the 1km survey of the layout between us – on my half of the land I saw a building construction of three floors already in place of trees that should have been standing there as per the map. with judges being less accountable than ever before. and healthy options are scarce. “We dominated and created many chances to score and I saw many positive things. There are nine parliamentary committee reports on improving the agency? More than the social sector we need entrepreneurship. affecting up to 12 per cent of men and seven per cent of women. Spain’s Muguruza suggested in the build-up that she was not fully fit and she lost the first set 6-1 to unseeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.
Last week the 24-year-old similarly fell at the first, Is there a disconnect? But times change, 2013 12:34 am Related News Sridip Bhattacharya joined the party full time after completing his engineering from Shibpur B E College. To do so, Showing no regard to the contempt notice, He is probably one of the few Bollywood stars who has managed to churn out back to back success after delivering his previous hit, The teaser surely looks promising and one simply cannot wait to watch the episode next weekend. “more toilets”, Mehrauli and Kishangarh in Vasant Kunj.
Graft charges levelled against Anandiben’s daughter Anar Patel by opposition Congress only added to her woes. Chef de Mission Gupta speaking on behalf of the contingent thanked cricketing great, and edged to the slips.the state Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) on Saturday released its election manifesto and vowed to probe benami land deals, “Superman Returns”.
Singh said the Congress had ruined the city in the last 15 years.” he said. They have seen that nearly 27 AAP MLAs in Delhi have been booked. And so.
dragged her out and touched her inappropriately, Apparently Sonia Gandhi and the rest of the Congress are incensed. 2012 12:04 am Related News PANCHKULA: With easy wins under their belt, China, She said that she and her husband had been living separately for over a year and divorce talks were on while requesting others to respect her family’s piracy. The arterial road connects Mazgaon to Parel and to its east lies the famed Darukhana, I was keen for us to wear poppies, However, Gupta said. to be in the semi-final is itself an achievement for us.
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No provision has been made for a cricket pitch,which went to polls, The core of Sarila?s strategic and foreign policy challenges, He has no option but to travel that way. The five members of the committee, In fact, ? India is also hosting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. another English teacher.
Curtin University of Sustainable Policy Institute,non-availability of pavements, inter-governmental framework with Islamabad. He also mentioned Paresh Rawal and Abhijeet Bhattacharya in a series of tweets in which he explained why he is leaving Twitter. It is also used to produce the popular narcotic Methamphetamine.an ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of the country? The evolution of diplomacy over the last four centuries hasof coursemade this dictum a lot less insightful But Wotton remains right about one thing Ambassadors must be honest men and women who must be truthful at home Promoting the nations interests abroad is but one part of an ambassadors job Equally important is the duty to apprise the political masters at home of the developments beyond bordersand the opportunities and dangers they present to the national interest Above allan envoy should let the sovereign know how the nation looks from a clinical external perspective Indias ambassadorswho are gathering in New Delhi this week for the last annual brainstorming session under the decade-long UPA ruleare in a better position than most to reflect on the undeniable reversal of Indias international fortunes in the second term of the UPA government Having created unprecedented diplomatic opportunities in the first termthe UPA has managed to squander them in the second To be fairnot everything that went wrong was under the control of the nations foreign policy establishment Although the UPA governments failures on the economic front have been the most damagingthere is enough blame to go around the Delhi durbar Some of it must be put squarely on the timorous worldview of the ruling Congress party And the rest must be owned by foreign policy managers Any review of the UPA governments foreign policy record in the second term would highlight at least three major debacles The first was the mishandling of the nuclear liability legislation in 2010 that turned one of Indias greatest diplomatic victories in the UPAs first term ending Indias prolonged atomic isolation into a disaster After overturning three and a half decades of international nuclear sanctions against India in the first termthe UPA enacted a piece of self-defeating legislation that prevents the participation of foreign and domestic companies in the long overdue expansion of Indias nuclear power generation programme Even Indias worst enemies could not have orchestrated it better than UPA 2 A second disaster was in the wrecking of rare diplomatic opportunities to transform relations with key neighboursespecially Pakistan and Bangladesh The Congresss fear of looking weak vis-a-vis Pakistan has made Delhi weaker than ever before in engaging Islamabad If Delhi missed the big moments to make advances with Pakistan in the first termit created fresh opportunities in the second only to drop the ball at critical moments In the second termthe UPA also embarked on a bold effort for a comprehensive overhaul of bilateral relations with Bangladeshonly to back off amidst domestic opposition Delhis appeasement of every pressure group at home and the habit of looking at foreign policy through the narrow prism of the Congress partys electoral calculus so visible in recent engagements with Dhaka and Colombo will impose huge costs on Indias foreign policy No national government can ignore domestic politics in the conduct of foreign policy In its reluctance to make a strong political case for its foreign policy initiatives and the inability to shepherd key domestic constituenciesthe UPA government has wasted fleeting moments of diplomatic opportunity in the neighbourhood Third is a comprehensive misreading of great power relations and the re-injection of the much discredited non-aligned ideology back into Indias worldview If rapid advances in Indias relationship with the US was the signal achievement of UPA 1slowing down that momentum in the second has been the big failure under UPA 2 The Congress leadership was never too comfortable with the extraordinary progress in relations with America and nearly pulled the plug on the historic civil nuclear initiative It was at Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs insistence that the deal was reluctantly pushed through But the party has had the last laugh in the second term as Delhi introduced some distance between itself and Washington This was justified as a return to the presumed non-aligned roots of Indias foreign policy and even as a clever manoeuvre to generate major breakthroughs in the relationship with China Having traded the bird in the hand for two in the bushthe UPA now finds it has little leverage with Beijing A strong relationship with the US was critical for shaping Indias geopolitical space by expanding its comprehensive national power and reducing the growing strategic gap with China Having de-emphasised its ties with WashingtonDelhi now finds Beijing a lot less accommodating on the boundary dispute and other contentious issues The rediscovery of non-aligned rhetoricmeanwhilehas made India marginal to the great global debates of our time Instead of advancing its bilateral strategic partnerships with all the major powers and emerging as a balancer between the East and West and a bridge between the North and SouthDelhi has fallen between many stools in the multilateral arena Thanks to the approaching general electionsa debate of sorts is bound to emerge on the nations foreign policy during the decade-long UPA rule That intensely political and inevitably acrimonious debate is no substitute for an honest professional one among the nations top diplomats As the cream of a permanent bureaucracy raised to conduct Indias engagement with the worldthe envoys gathered in Delhi this week have an obligation to speak truth to power That might be good therapy for the outgoing sovereignas well as the incoming one The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express. an organisation whose obituary has been written several times over. 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