12 Oct

Delhi HC seeks Ayush Ministry reply on plea against decision on Aadhaar-based attendance in colleges

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Ministry of Ayush on a plea challenging its decision to install Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in colleges.Justice C Hari Shankar asked the ministry and Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) to file their counter affidavits on the plea and listed the matter for further hearing on May 23. The petition filed by Uttarakhand-based Uttaranchal Ayurvedic College sought quashing of the January 9 minutes of the meeting by which the ministry directed CCIM to conduct surprise inspections of all colleges possessing five-year permission claiming it is in contravention of the ministry’s July 2012 notification and the law laid down by the Supreme Court. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!It said the apex court has held that the inspection may be done on a complaint or otherwise by a team appointed by central council only. The petition, filed through advocate Amit Sahni, said a decision was also taken in the January meeting for implementation of Aadhaar enabled geo-location based biometric attendance system for staff and faculty of the colleges. It claimed that the minutes of meeting are bad in law and liable to be quashed as this attendance system is in violation of the apex court constitution bench judgment in the K S Puttaswamy case in which it was held that Aadhaar and its usage cannot be forced upon any individual. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”The minutes of meetings were not sent to all ayurvedic colleges and also the same was not uploaded on the official website of the Ministry of Ayush. “The authorities may proceed with the decision taken in minutes of meeting dated January 9, 2019, therefore the present petition,” it said. During the hearing, the court made it clear that if any action is taken by the authorities before the next date of hearing, on the basis of the decision which has been challenged in the petition, they would abide by the outcome of these proceedings. It also issued notice to the authorities on the plea to stay the minutes of meeting and listed it for March 27. The plea also alleged that the ministry has passed several directions which are contrary to law viz, to conduct inspections even in Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic, Unani and Siddha colleges, which were granted permission for five years. The minutes of meeting also stated that the colleges shall have to recruit faculty or staff registered in that particular state, it said.last_img read more

12 Oct

‘Solution for Western Sahara Cannot Be Found Without Algeria’: Sahrawi Activist

By Safaa Kasraoui and Tarek BazzaRabat- Sahrawi activist and Polisario critic Mustafa Salma has written a letter to the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Köhler during his visit in the region. After fiery criticism and condemnation of Algeria and Polisario, Salma’s subdued letter aims to sensitize Köhler to the worrying situation that Sahrawis are experiencing in the Tindouf camps due to Algeria’s interest in prolonging the conflict. Salma asked Köhler, who began visiting the Tindouf area Thursday, to listen not only to the Polisario, but also to other Sahrawis. Salma posted his letter on Facebook. The activist, who also served as a police chief in the Tindouf camps in southern Algeria, explained the unbearable situation that Sahrawis are encountering.The Sahrawi activist expressed disappointment in the prolongation of the conflict. “We Sahrawi people, are paying the price for the delayed development of our region, the suffering of our scattered families, and the difficult conditions in which tens of thousands of us are living in camps in Algeria.”Salma who has been criticizing Algeria and Polisario since 2011, regretted that Polisario is the only group recognized as representing the Sahrawis.With condemnation, the activist said that the separatist front gets its blessing from one side only: Algeria.“As for Polisario, which claims to represent us, it has nothing but the support of its sponsor Algeria, which has an interest in the continuity of the conflict.Algeria has an interest in the conflict continuingWhile Sahrawis are suffering a scorching situation in the Polisario-run Tindouf camps, Algeria, according to Salma, is the main beneficiary of this situation.Subsequently, the activist recognized that as long as Algeria shrinks from its responsibility to contribute to the UN-led political process, the situation will remain the same.For Salma, “it does not take much perception to understand that this situation will not lead to a compromise between the Sahrawis and Morocco, as long as Algeria claims to have nothing to do with the conflict over the Sahara.”For decades, Algeria has denied that it forms a main part in the conflict, rejecting Morocco’s and the UN’s requests to contribute to finding a mutually acceptable solution to end the conflict over Western Sahara.Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and his Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia denied that Algeria is abdicating its responsibility in the conflict several times during interviews and at international conferences.Algeria, however, was embarrassed when an Algerian military airplane dramatically crashed on April 11, claiming the lives of more than 200 people, including members of the Polisario.The incident came only a few weeks after Messahel denied his country’s responsibility in the conflict.“I do not need to prove that there is no dissenting voice in the Sahara camps against Algeria’s interests and its vision of the solution,” Salma said.Salma condemned Polisario’s move to keep him separated from his family for more than eight years “because of a mere press statement in which I said that autonomy is the closet realistic solution to the Sahara conflict.”Read Also: UN Personal Envoy to Western Sahara Meets El Othmani and BouritaPolisario’s repressionIn his message, Salma denounced the absence of an opposition in the Tindouf camps and said the “imposition” of the separatist group “as the sole representative of the Sahrawis is yet another proof that we have no opinion in the camps.”He added that Sahrawis, who sought to defend their rights through the Sahrawi National Initiative for Change, are “subjected to much pressure to prevent them from their activity in the camps, which will force them, like their predecessors, to move their project abroad, away from the Sahrawis.”Not on my behalfThroughout his letter, the personal envoy reminded the UN and its personal envoy that Polisario does not represent all Sahrawis.“You and everyone who sees the Polisario Front as the sole representative and speaker in the name of the Sahrawis are wrong and are contradicting the principles of human rights that respect and give the opportunity to all opinions without discrimination.”According to the activist, the front is not trustworthy enough to tackle the issues of the Sahrawis living in camps.Like in a previous post, Salma recalled the death of two Sahrawis in “mysterious circumstances in the D’Heibya prison, which is run by the security services of the Front.”Polisario, Sahrawis’ decision monopolizerThe activist said that the separatist front has been monopolizing Sahrawis’ decisions and “harassing” opposition parties in the camps.Salma also recognized that the front embezzles humanitarian aid from the international community meant for Sahrawis, claiming that the leaders of the Polisario are involved in “corruption related to enjoying international organizations’ aid at the expense of Sahrawi refugees.”Polisario cannot be a “trustworthy partner and patron of the Sahrawi’s interests in the political process that you are running in the name of international community,” Salma told Köhler.He added that the aim of his letter is not to exclude “the Polisario Front as a movement in the Sahara. However, we demand our right to political participation and to express our opinion on ways to determine our fate and to end the suffering of our people for decades.”Concluding his letter, Salma invited the Personal Envoy to engage the Sahrawis living outside and inside the camps in the political process. For Salma this option “would eventually lead to a settlement of the conflict.”He also believe that Sahrawis’ “contribution will inevitably provide a great service for peace and international security, and will save the effort of international organizations and their resources spent on the Sahara conflict.” read more

2 Oct

UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by

Kicking off in Tunis today its 28th Regional Conference for Africa, FAO applauded the continent’s continuous growth since 1999, and called for providing an enabling environment to end hunger in the region by 2025. With an average annual GDP increase of 4.8 percent between 2000 and 2010 – up from 2.1 percent in the previous decade – Africa has seven out of the top 10 fastest growing economies in the world. The agricultural sector, in particular, has progressed considerably, with the intensification of staple food production, improved varieties of banana in eastern and central Africa, high-yielding varieties of maize in east and southern Africa and increased productivity in cotton production in Burkina Faso and Mali, and in tea and floriculture in east Africa. On average, agricultural production has increased slightly less than 1 percent per year, compared with about 2 percent in developing countries. “The question is how African leaders can build on this progress by providing stable agriculture and fiscal policies that encourage investment, as committed 10 years ago in the Maputo Declaration, and strengthen governance and accountability mechanisms that contribute to more systemic implementation of policies and programmes,” said Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, adding that “these actions are critical to trigger a transformation” in countries’ ability to deliver sustained growth and development. Eleven African countries have already met the first Millennium Development Goals (MDG) hunger target to reduce by half the proportion of hungry people between 1990 and 2015. Three countries – Djibouti, Ghana, and São Tomé and Príncipe – have also met the even more ambitious 1996 World Food Summit goal to reduce by half the total number of hungry.Despite all the progress, levels of hunger and undernourishment remain worrying in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa, FAO warns, estimating that of the 388 million who live in extreme poverty in the continent, approximately 239 million are chronically undernourished.The 2012 UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Report states that Africa is 41 percent “off” the first MDG poverty target versus 25 percent in South Asia and 6.1 percent in Latin America.FAO insists that there are significant opportunities for accelerating smallholder-driven agriculture and agri-business in Africa as the basis for transforming and commercializing the sector. With 40 percent of Africa’s population now living in cities and consuming approximately 50 percent of the total food, the importance of rural-urban food supply chains should be acknowledged, FAO says, and policy makers should consider this urban market, which is more accessible to family farmers, at least as much as an opportunity as the export market. Numerous examples of the dynamic growth of rural-urban supply chains can be found throughout the continent: millers-cum-retailers of teff in Addis Ababa markets, the millet supply chain in Senegal, the chicken supply chain in urban Nigeria, Mozambique and many other African countries, and the rapid rise of dairy processing companies linked to small farmers in Kenya and Zambia.With a view to enhancing FAO contributions to the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) at country, regional and continental levels, the organization undertook important activities in 2013 towards strengthening and aligning capacity on CAADP activities for 2014 and 2015.In July 2013, FAO collaborated with the African Union Commission and Lula Institute to host a High-Level Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme “Toward African Renaissance: Renewed Partnership for Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 within the CAADP Framework.”The Declaration of the Meeting urges African Heads of State to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition on the continent by 2025. The Meeting’s roadmap recommends joint actions to mainstream and operationalize the Partnership for a Renewed Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa through CAADP, implemented primarily with its own resources and with the assistance of technical and development partners. read more

2 Oct

Tough action on pneumonia and diarrhoea can save more than one million

A baby has his general health recorded by a data clerk, as part of an effort to monitor levels of pneumonia post-vaccination in Kilifi District, Kenya. Photo: GAVI Alliance/Evelyn Hockstein The findings are part of a report that was released today, One is Too Many: Ending Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea in Marrakech while world leaders meet for the UN climate conference known by the shorthand COP22 to discuss the ways in which environmental issues are negatively impacting children’s health. “We have seen clearly that air pollution linked to climate change is damaging the health and development of children by causing pneumonia and other respiratory infections,” UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Fatoumata Ndiaye said in a news release.Roughly one child dies every 35 seconds from pneumonia, making it the leading infectious killer of children under the age of five. Nearly one million children were its victims in 2015 – more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles, and AIDS combined.According to Ms. Ndiaye, the high rates in part have to do with the fact that some two billion children are living in areas where air pollution exceeds international guidelines. As a result, she says, many are falling ill and dying. “World leaders meeting at COP22 can help to save children’s lives by committing to actions that will reduce air pollution linked to climate change and agreeing to investments in prevention and healthcare,” she said. Rates of diarrhoea in children are also related to climate change: as precipitation declines in certain areas, the reduced availability of safe water means more children are at risk of contracting diarrhoeal diseases and suffering impaired physical and cognitive growth, if not death. Since 2000, nearly 34 million children have died from pneumonia and diarrhoea. UNICEF estimates that a further 24 million will die by 2030 if further investments are not made in key prevention and treatment options. “These illnesses have such a disproportionately high impact on child mortality and are relatively inexpensive to treat,” noted Ms. Ndiaye. “Yet they continue to receive only a fraction of global health investment which makes absolutely zero sense. That’s why we’re calling for increased global funding for protective, preventive and treatment interventions that we know will work to save children’s lives.” According to the report that was released today, 80 per cent of childhood deaths linked to pneumonia and 70 per cent of those linked to diarrhoea occur during the first two years of life. 62 per cent of children under the age of five live in low and middle income countries but account for 90 per cent of child pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths worldwide.UNICEF urges that funding be targeted towards children’s general healthcare as well as for those groups who are particularly vulnerable to pneumonia and diarrhoea – i.e., those under the age of five and living in lower and middle income countries. read more

24 Sep

BBA Pumps offers mining specific bolton packages

first_imgBBA Pumps has introduced a new line of diesel driven bolt-on pump packages to cater to the mining market niche where there is no need for a complete skid and/or canopy, for which it has developed a sub-frame assembly. These units feature the BA or BA-C customer pump of choice coupled to a diesel engine, including the control panel, and mounted on a high quality, galvanised sub-frame. The frames can be customised with lifting bales or protection bars should these be required. These auto prime pumps have a capacity of 100 m3/h to a maximum of 1,750 m3/h and a head of up to a maximum of 250 mwc (25 bar).The units can be bolted onto any object or structure, offering “true bolt-on pumping power.” End-users only need to connect a fuel tank and the unit is operational. Using high efficiency pumps and state-of-the-art diesel engines, the units offer maximum performance at minimal cost, which the company says is fully in-sync with its stated philosophy of lowest cost of ownership. For example the BA-C250H45 D610 has a maximum flow of 1,500 m3/h, maximum pressure of 180 mwc, and a pump speed of 1,800 rpm. It has a ductile iron casing with 8 in discharge and 16 in suction connections. The pump is a closed impeller, stainless steel type, able to handle 60 mm solids and with a BBA MP100 priming system. The pumps weights 6.5 t and is power by a 709 bkW Caterpillar C32 ACERT engine. Duplex stainless steel design enables the pumps to handle advanced dewatering jobs in environments where pH levels are unpredictable and varying – from very acidic to very alkaline. Furthermore, Duplex also allows the pumps to be used in more abrasive applications as it will not “pit” like regular stainless steel. Duplex Stainless Steel is much more resistant to corrosion and much stronger.last_img read more

24 Sep

P260G – Flotation project continues its great work

first_imgThe AMIRA P260G – Flotation project is now set to commence in mid September 2014 after the confirmation of key sponsorship funding and will continue the tradition of the AMIRA P260 series of projects that has delivered value to the minerals processing sector for more than 25 years. The P260 project is led by the team at the Ian Wark Research Institute (The WarkTM) at the University of South Australia. This has been delivering successful research and technology transfer outcomes in mineral flotation to more than 100 mineral industry sponsors during the course of the previous six iterations of the project.An independent study on the AMIRA P260 project by RMDSTEM Ltd revealed more than $1 billion value added to the minerals industry over the project lifetime, primarily through improved recovery and reduced operating costs. Industry received a 22:1 return for every research dollar invested. The project has also produced 50 postgraduates, the majority of whom now work in the mining and processing sector.A principal focus of the AMIRA P260 series of projects has been to develop tools and methodologies to improve understanding of factors which control the separation efficiency of minerals containing base metals in the flotation process. Importantly for sponsoring companies, the AMIRA P260 series of projects has addressed problems related to site and ore specific characteristics at over 30 different sites world-wide.For further information on this project please contact Chris Ward at chris.ward@amirainternational.com.last_img read more

22 Sep

Gardaí appeal for help in locating missing teenager

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for the public’s helping in locating a missing teenager who may have travelled to Dublin.Gardaí in Navan are appealing for the assistance of the public to help trace the whereabouts of Sheena O’Connor (16), who is missing from Navan since Sunday 10 February.Sheena is described as being 5’2” in height, of average build, with very long coppery/brown hair, which is normally worn in a bun. She has blue eyes and a pale complexion.When last seen, Sheena was wearing a long black puffy jacket, black leggings and black and white converse shoes. Gardaí say they believe Sheena may have travelled to the Dublin area.Anybody with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station at 046 9079930, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.last_img read more

21 Sep

Journalist and sister of Boris Rachel Johnson is contesting the European elections

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4603582 Apr 23rd 2019, 5:46 PM Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 5:46 PM Share Tweet Email3 Journalist and sister of Boris, Rachel Johnson is contesting the European elections Johnson is standing for anti-Brexit party Change UK. 29 Comments By Conor McCravecenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: THE SISTER OF Tory MP Boris Johnson announced she will contest the European Elections today. Rachel Johnson, a journalist and writer, is standing for anti-Brexit party Change UK, while her brother and Conservative MP Boris continues to campaign for Britain to leave the EU. If the UK is still a member of the EU between 23 and 26 May it will have to hold European Parliament elections.Speaking to the Evening Standard, Johnson said she did not want to see Brexit “rubbing out my children’s prospects and chances of living and working in Europe”. “These are chances that the politicians who decided to campaign to leave have enjoyed themselves,” she said. “It’s simply not fair – and sometimes one has to stand up and be counted. It is now that time for me. “A vote to leave the EU is so important, so life-changing for the next two generations that I am impelled to stand up and be counted for what I believe in, which is that we are far better in Europe.”Change UK announced 70 candidates – many who have broken away from their respective former parties following the Brexit referendum – who will contest the European elections. “I’m honoured they have picked me to stand in the South West, which is where I call home. I went to school there, my father was born in Penzance and we have family dating back to the 1600s in my local village,” she said. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is the front runner topping the polls to replace Theresa May as Conservative party leader if she resigns, according to the Daily Mail. This week, MPs are returning to the House of Commons following the Easter break when official talks between the prime minister and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn will resume.  Short URL 32,740 Views last_img read more

16 Sep

Baby Jesus stolen from Washington Capitol nativity

first_imgOLYMPIA — State officials say baby Jesus is missing from the nativity scene outside the Washington state Capitol.The Olympian reports the sponsor of the Christmas holiday display replaced the figure with a baby doll bought at a thrift store.Ton Wesselius does not understand why someone would take the Jesus figure from the nativity display.The Tumwater resident believes the figure was stolen last weekend. It’s the third time since he began building his outdoor display on the Capitol grounds that the Jesus figure was stolen.Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins says the Jesus case is being treated as a theft, and charges could be brought if someone is identified.last_img read more

15 Sep

Just 32 of female staff believe they are paid the same as

first_imgLess than a third (32%) of female employee respondents believe they are paid the same as their male counterparts for equal work, according to research by law firm Simpson Millar.Its research, which surveyed 1,000 employees, also found that a third (33%) of respondents are prepared to launch equal pay claims should they discover they earned less than a colleague of the opposite sex in the same job. This figure rose to 37% among the 45-54 age group.The survey also revealed:48% of respondents would ask for a pay rise if they found out they earned less than a colleague of the opposite sex in the same job, 9% would do nothing and 5% would resign.Just over a quarter (28%) believe that men and women are paid the same for equal work in their place of work.Around half (48%) of male respondents believe men and women are paid the same for equal work in their place of work compared to around a third (32%) of female respondents.48% of respondents in the North East believe that male and female employees are paid the same for equal work in their organisation, compared to 43% in London, 41% in Wales, 40% in the North West, South East and South West, 39% in the West Midlands, 38% in Yorkshire and Humber, 35% in the East Midlands and 28% in East Anglia.Linda Stewart, head of employment law at Simpson Millar, said: “There is still a wide gender pay gap in Britain and bringing women’s salaries in line with men’s for equal work will take years, if not decades. But one thing is for certain; requests for pay adjustments are likely to increase once workers, and women in particular, realise their pay falls short of that received by their male colleagues for equal work.“Employers have so far been very successful in instilling a culture of pay secrecy in the workplace, which has enabled the gender pay gap to remain unaddressed for decades. I am hoping the new requirement for employers to publish their gender pay gap will be a positive move toward rectifying that situation.“It’s not enough to show that you are paid less than a male colleague in a comparable role; you must also satisfy a tribunal that the difference in pay is tainted by gender rather than some other material factor.“The knowledge that a full and transparent review is being carried out with a view to correcting the situation will reassure many employees who might otherwise decide to launch an equal pay claim. [Employers which] conduct early evaluation programmes will no doubt face fewer claims.“Employers should be transparent about what they pay staff and individual employees ought to be free to ask what named colleagues earn, and what someone in their role previously was paid. Only with 100% transparency and accountability can we close the gender pay gap for good.”last_img read more

14 Sep

Publisher Agrees to Pull Cockfighting Magazine from Amazon

first_imgEthan Eddy, lead counsel for the Humane Society, told FOLIO: he hopes the settlement will encourage the 105-year-old Feathered Warrior, also based in Arkansas, to pull the title from Amazon and reject ads that promote violence, and that Amazon will eventually comply. In the suit, the Humane Society alleges that Amazon’s sale of cockfighting magazines violates the federal Animal Welfare Act. Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states except Louisiana, where it will be banned in August. Lawyers for Amazon referred a call for comment to Amazon’s PR department. Amazon did not immediately return a request seeking comment.‘Freedom of Speech Issue’ “We see this as a freedom of speech issue,” Amazon spokesperson Patty Smith told CNET last year. “In our mind, freedom of speech is designed to protect unpopular or ugly speech, and we don’t think customers want us picking what we think is appropriate for them to read. Our stated goal is always to provide customers with the broadest selections possible.””What Amazon really means is something closer to ‘We don’t want to risk turning away any customer, because the cockfighting enthusiasts and the pedophiles will order mainstream products too,’” Ron Hogan, a former Amazon.com employee and editor of mediabistro.com’s GalleyCat blog, told FOLIO: last fall. “They’d rather not have those dollars going to Barnes & Noble.” The publisher of a cockfighting magazine has agreed to stop selling it on Amazon.com after the Humane Society charged that its sale violated federal law. But Amazon has vowed to fight on, arguing it has the constitutional right to do so.The Humane Society announced the partial settlement in the suit filed last February against Amazon, Hartford, Arkansas-based Marburger—publisher of The Gamecock—and the publisher of another cockfighting magazine called the Feathered Warrior. As part of its settlement, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Marburger agreed to reject all advertisements for fighting animals or knives marketed to be attached to fighting animals, to run an ad in its magazine stating it won’t accept those ads and to stop fulfilling subscription requests sold by Amazon. (A listing for the magazine was still live on the Amazon site Thursday.) last_img read more

3 Sep

Travel permit restrictions to prevent return of militants

first_img*This report, originally appeared in Prothom Alo print editon, has been rewritten here in English by Nusrat Nowrin. Militant illustrationIn order to prevent the return of Bangladeshi militants who joined wars in Syria and Iraq, the home ministry has issued directives to Bangladesh embassies abroad not to issue travel permits without the ministry’s approval.This decision was reportedly taken at a recent meeting between the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the top officials of home ministry.The home ministry’s immigration department under the security services division sent a letter to the foreign ministry on 16 May, stating that security threats had increased recently due to militant activities in the international arena. Granting travel permits without proper verification could pose as a threat to the country’s security, the letter said.Militants might conceal their identity and enter the country, the letter added, asking the foreign ministry to issue directives in this regard to Bangladesh’s diplomatic missions abroad.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the airports have also been alerted about militants entering the country. The airports have been provided details of militants with Bangladeshi passports, he added.”The US has said certain militants who were Bangladeshi-origin US citizens, were also trying to enter Bangladesh. The agencies in Bangladesh do not have much information about the matter. As they did not have passports, they might try to get travel permits from the embassies and enter Bangladesh. That is why it has been decided to verify everyone’s identity before they enter the ocuntry. Anyone with a travel permit can return to the country as soon as the home ministry gives its approval,” the minister said.While asked whether this decision may hamper the return of immigrant Bangladeshi workers who had lost their passports for various reasons, Asaduzzaman said, “We will speedily send them approval by e-mail or fax.”According to sources in the law enforcement, many have gone to Syria and Iraq from Bangladesh, influenced by Islamic State (ISIS) ideology. The authorities do not have information on the exact numbers of these militants, whether they are dead or alive, or their whereabouts.The law enforcement sources referred to a foreign terrorist fighters’ list prepared by a certain western country, which said over 40 Bangladeshis went to Syria from Bangladesh in 2014-15. Many of them were killed and several landed in prisons in Syria and Iraq after being detained. Many Bangladeshi-origin citizens from other countries also went to Syria.Several other countries have already taken cautionary steps against militants of their respective countries from returning after the fall of ISIS in Syria.Officers of Dhaka Metropolitan Police CTTC (Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime) unit stressed the need to verify the identities of the people coming from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Lebanon as they may be militants returning from these countries.According to several sources, Mutaz Abdul Majid, a youth born and brought up in Saudi Arabia, came to Bangladesh from Turkey last February. He was taken into custody at the airport and later shown arrested.Mutaz had taken his passport from the Bangladesh embassy in Saudi Arabia and went to Turkey using the passport in 2016. Later, the Turkish police detained him and sent him to Bangladesh. However, the law enforcement here could not verify as yet whether Mutaz fought in Syria on any militant front.Militants have been blacklisted in many countries, and so will try to enter any country with a travel pass, CTTC chief Monirul Islam said.Fast travel passes are often sought to send back illegal workers. Militants may try to use such travels passes to return to the country and so the home ministry has issued the alert in this regard.last_img read more

2 Sep

Companies Struggle To Diversify Workforce

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:27 Listen X Jane Howze says companies need to make a concerted effort to diversify their workforce.Many companies strive for diversity in their workforce, but especially on the executive level, they are running behind in their goals of hiring of women and minorities.And Jane Howze, founder of The Alexander Group, a Houston-based executive search firm, says diversity extends beyond those definitions.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, Howze discusses the state of diversity in American companies and what can be done to improve it. You can listen to the conversation above. Share last_img read more

30 Aug

Better beat the Pats this year

first_imgBetter beat the Pats this yearThe Pats looked dominant this weekend in their Divisional Round domination of the Chargers, but Colin still thinks year is the best chance NFL teams are going to get to take them down.New England has obvious weaknesses, and the poorest collection of offensive weapons they’ve had since they won their first title in 2001. Even though Gronk is a shell of himself, Julian Edelman is aging, and they had uncharacteristic losses to bottom feeders, Belichick is likely to load up on reinforcements this offseason with 12 draft picks and additional cap space from Gronk’s likely retirement or release. It won’t get any easier than now.Also:– McVay puts on a clinic– Not selling Philly stock– Cowboys are good, just not good enough– Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrongGuests:Terry Bradshaw – Fox NFL Sunday Host and NFL Hall of Famer; Matt Mosley – Cowboys Insider and host of The Doomsday Podcast; Trent Dilfer – NFL Analyst and Super Bowl champ; Jarrett Bell – USA today Senior NFL Writerlast_img read more

19 Aug

Norwegian Bliss completes first season to Alaska will return next spring

first_img Share Posted by Tags: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line Wednesday, September 26, 2018 MIAMI — Norwegian Bliss is set to wrap up its inaugural season to Alaska on Sept. 29 when it returns to the Port of Seattle, Washington.From there, the ship will head to Los Angeles for seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Oct. 5-27, before repositioning to Port Miami for the fall/winter season in the Caribbean.Following the most successful ship launch in the company’s history, Norwegian Bliss was christened in Seattle on May 30. On June 2, it commenced its first summer season of seven-day Alaska cruises, welcoming nearly 77,000 guests over 17 voyages calling to Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau in Alaska, as well as to Victoria, B.C.The ship will return to Seattle on May 5, 2019 for a second Alaska season. At that time, it will be joined by Norwegian Joy sailing from Seattle, and Norwegian Jewel cruising from Vancouver and Seward, Alaska.“Norwegian Bliss was one of the most highly anticipated ships in the company’s history and was well received by our loyal guests and travel partners,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Her success surpassed anything we could have imagined, and as a result we are very enthusiastic about our decision to introduce her sister ship, Norwegian Joy, to the U.S. market in April 2019, when she joins Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Jewel in Alaska.”center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Norwegian Bliss completes first season to Alaska, will return next spring Travelweek Group last_img read more

27 Jan

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