14 Nov

Signing Malcom will be ‘hard’ for Arsenal

first_imgTransfers Arsenal will have a ‘hard time’ signing Malcom, say Bordeaux Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 00:18 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Malcom - cropped AFP Transfers Arsenal Ligue 1 Bordeaux Premier League While the Brazilian has been closely linked with a move to the Emirates, his current club insist there has been no official approach for his services Reports Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Malcom are “hot air” and they will have a “hard time” trying to purchase the Brazilian, according to Bordeaux president Stephane Martin.It has been claimed Arsenal have agreed a €50million move for Brazilian forward Malcom, who signed a four-year renewal in September and has scored seven goals in Ligue 1 this season.The Gunners are believed to be keen to bolster their attacking options with Alexis Sanchez seemingly set to depart this month or when his contract expires at the end of the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Malcom E1Martin says Bordeaux have not had any contact with Arsenal about Malcom and he does not anticipate an agreement being reached in the transfer window.”Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just to give him away this winter,” Martin told L’Equipe.”We haven’t had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it’s all hot air.”They can always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us.”last_img read more

24 Oct

New Surveillance System for the Global Maritime …

first_imgApril 21, 2014 zoom Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI have announced the joint development of a revolutionary and cost effective surveillance system for the global maritime security market.This new product leverages the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, the world’s first wave powered ocean robot, with Ultra Electronics USSI’s state of the art acoustic sensing and signal processing to provide a persistent, best-of-breed, surveillance capability. This solution helps address the critical need for affordable, long duration, maritime surveillance of the world’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Exclusion Economic Zones (EEZs), ports and coastlines.“Countries around the globe are losing valuable natural resources and economic opportunity without the ability to persistently patrol their coastlines, MPAs and EEZs,” said Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics. “This strategic partnership will bring to market a powerful solution with the ability to help close this gap globally.”The Sentinel Passive Acoustic Sensor, designed and manufactured by Ultra Electronics USSI, will be scalable and configurable to meet the end user’s operational requirements covering a broad range of mission applications. The sensor/software suite is designed to acoustically detect, track and form contact reports on waterborne targets that are transmitted to a command and control node on shore, ship or aircraft platform.Contact reports will contain spatial information that allows for data fusion with other sensor sources to achieve an affordable common operational picture that will provide the user maximum situational awareness.Applications for this product are vast and include area surveillance, perimeter trip wire notification, marine mammal monitoring and data collection, environmental data collection and defense and military mission capability sets.Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders will host the Sentinel Passive Acoustic Sensors in conjunction with additional weather, optical, communications and computing resources to provide real time maritime domain awareness. Able to operate 24×7, through all weather conditions, the Wave Glider reduces the risk and costs to long duration maritime security.Both Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI’s combined engineering excellence have resulted in an integrated system that brings a disruptive persistent platform surveillance capability to a host of water surface security applications.last_img read more

20 Oct

Imran Khan to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 Pak

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 and their focus will be on improving the ties between the two countries, the Foreign Office said Thursday. Khan will make his maiden trip to the United States on the invitation of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal told reporters here during his weekly press conference. During Prime Minister Khan’s visit, the focus will be on further improving the ties between the two countries, Faisal was quoted as saying by Dawn. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ This will be his first visit to the US since assuming office last year following his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party’s victory in the general elections. The announcement of the meeting between the two leaders comes a day after the US designated the Balo chistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a global terrorist group and Pakistan booked 13 top leaders of the banned Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD), including its chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, . Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice. Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks. It had been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014. Pakistani authorities in March sealed the Lahore headquarters of JuD and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) and detained over 120 suspected militants as part of an ongoing crackdown on banned groups. Last month, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that President Trump had invited Prime Minister Khan in June but he could not undertake the visit because of the budget session. He also said that talks between the two leaders would focus on “important regional matters”. Pakistan has helped the US in re-starting the ongoing peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. Trump was consistent in his criticism of Pakistan after launching his South Asia and Afghanistan strategy in 2017.last_img read more

18 Oct

Many residents in JK remain unimpressed with PMs speech

first_imgNew Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday defended his government’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a section of residents alleged the way it was done was “extremely undemocratic”.Some even claimed the Centre only wanted to “win lands and not hearts of Kashmiris”. From students to professionals, belonging to both Jammu and Kashmir regions, many were apprehensive that taking away the special status will render the “ecologically sensitive” province “vulnerable” to exploitation due to infrastructure-related activities. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”With revoking of the Article, floodgates will be opened for the corporate sector to invest in big projects like hotels, flyovers and other big buildings. It will harm our pristine environment, which had so far been left largely unharmed due to the restrictions that come under the Article,” said a Kashmiri journalist, who did not wish to be identified. He cited the example of Uttarakhand to support his claim, saying the country saw how houses and Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&Khotels built close to rivers damaged the environment in the state. “We do not want that to happen in our homeland,” he said. Ajaz Ahmed, a Delhi-based physiotherapist who is in his 30s, alleged, “They (the government) only want the land of Kashmir, they do not want to win the hearts of Kashmiris”. “If they wanted to win our trust, they should have taken us into confidence, discussed about the pros and cons of the exercise and made us feel secure. Our families are living under siege there. If an emergency arises, our families won’t even have access to an ambulance,” he said. Reaching out to Kashmiris with messages of hope and optimism, Prime Minister Modi on Thursday assured them of all-round development, early and transparent elections and end to terrorism. He defended his government’s move scrapping the provisions of Article 370 and asserted they only gave separatism, corruption, family rule and were used by Pakistan as a tool to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir. In a nearly 40-minute televised address to the nation, three days after the far-reaching decision, Modi also sought to assuage concerns of the people after his government split the state into Union Territories, saying Jammu and Kashmir will not remain a UT for long.last_img read more

17 Oct

Baloney Meter Can Conservatives claim they cut emissions while cutting taxes

first_imgOTTAWA – “We actually saw greenhouse gases go down at the same time as taxes went down under the previous Conservative government. We saved people money while protecting the economy.” — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre, May 1___A battle over the merits of a carbon tax has been playing out between Liberals and Conservatives for more than a decade and is sure to be a ballot-box question again in 2019. The Liberals, who campaigned in 2015 on putting a price on carbon, promised to require every province to have a minimum price on carbon — or Ottawa would do it for them.A carbon price is the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions, they argue, calling it a necessary measure — along with regulations on fossil fuel, gasoline and electricity production — to meet Canada’s emissions targets under the international Paris climate change agreement.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna produced an analysis this week that declared a carbon price of $50 per tonne would eliminate between 80 million and 90 million tonnes of greenhouse gases, without significant impact on economic growth.What the Liberals call a “carbon price” or a “price on pollution,” the Conservatives bill as a “carbon tax” or a “tax on everything.”Last weekend, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer threw down the gauntlet, promising a credible plan to meet Canada’s targets without a carbon price. He has said tearing up the carbon price law will be the first thing he does if he becomes prime minister in 2019.It was with that in mind that Poilievre told question period on Tuesday that the former Conservative government had already proven it’s possible to cut greenhouse gases while growing the economy, all without a carbon price.But did they really? Did greenhouse gas emissions go down while the Conservatives were in office and can Poilievre credibly tie it to tax cuts and economic growth?Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).This one earns a rating of “some baloney.” Here’s why.THE FACTSWhen the Conservatives were in office between 2006 and 2015, the government cut taxes in a number of ways, including by eliminating two points from the GST, as well as shaving points from both personal and corporate income tax rates.According to the most recent national greenhouse gas inventory report, which Canada files every April with the United Nations, annual greenhouse gas emissions in Canada were around 732 million tonnes when the Conservatives came to office in 2006. In 2015, emissions were about 2.5 per cent lower at 714 million tonnes.During that same decade, Canada’s economy grew by an average of 1.5 per cent a year.So on the surface, the first part of Poilievre’s claim is true.However, looking at annual emissions paired with economic growth, things get a bit more murky.On a year-to-year basis, emissions went down only twice in that decade, and both drops were directly related to the 2008 financial crisis that led to the 2009 economic recession. As soon as the economy started growing again, so did emissions.Federal and provincial governments alike were starting to undertake regulatory measures and policies to address emissions levels. So while the oilpatch saw emissions grow 25 per cent between 2009 and 2015, provinces were closing down coal-fired power plants and Ottawa was introducing policies to make vehicles more efficient. Those factors offset emissions growth in other areas; while emissions levels started rising again, they have never increased as much as they did before the recession.THE EXPERTSDavid McLaughlin, a former head of the federal Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and a recent policy adviser to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, said while it’s true emissions went down during the Harper era, “that had very little to do with Harper government policies.”“There’s a real difference between correlation and causation,” he said.The drop in emissions in 2008 and 2009 was almost entirely the result of shrinking economic growth, McLaughlin added.“Charitably, I’d call it an alternative fact to make that case that Mr. Poilievre and Mr. Scheer are making.”There’s simply no truth to the suggestion that emissions reductions during the Harper government had anything to do with tax cuts, he continued, calling it misleading to suggest emissions were declining even as the economy grew.Moreover, the most effective government policies that kept emissions in check were provincial, not federal. McLaughlin cited in particular Ontario’s decision to close all its coal-fired electricity generating stations, as well as the carbon pricing system imposed in British Columbia.THE VERDICTPoilievre is correct to say that during the time the Conservatives were in power, emissions went down, taxes were cut and the economy grew. However, emissions levels fell not because of tax cuts or proactive policy, but because of a bruising economic recession.When it was over, emissions began to climb again, and the only think that held them in check was a carbon price in B.C. and the end of coal-fired power in Ontario. For those reasons, Poilievre’s claim contains “some baloney.”METHODOLOGYThe Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:No baloney — the statement is completely accurateA little baloney — the statement is mostly accurate but more information is requiredSome baloney — the statement is partly accurate but important details are missingA lot of baloney — the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truthFull of baloney — the statement is completely inaccurateSOURCEShttps://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/greenhouse-gas-emissions.htmlhttps://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.KD.ZG?locations=CAlast_img read more

15 Oct

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first_imgComplimentary 2018 TIFF Industry pass with access to professional seminars and trainingPre-TIFF business mentorship with an experienced industry professionalPost-TIFF meet-ups with 2-4 DGC Ontario director members and an on-set mentoring session with a DGC Ontario director memberOne-on-one orientation discussion with DGC Ontario Membership Services staff to learn how to become a DGC Ontario memberOn-stage recognition at the Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon (December 4, 2018) Are you an emerging female Canadian director?Do you have a feature film project in development, but need connections and market-training?Apply for the DGC Ontario Director Mentorship! Advertisement The DGC Ontario Director Mentorship is a two-phase training opportunity that provides one emerging Canadian female director with market-ready skills, multiple informal director meet-ups, and one-on-one mentorship with an experienced DGC Ontario Director member.Phase one: Business training leading up to the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), including one-on-one meetings with an experienced industry advisor.Phase two: A creative mentorship taking place post-TIFF. The mentee will be paired with a DGC Ontario Director member and will receive invaluable advice and guidance on overall skills and/or project specific creative approaches.CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Twitter Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

14 Oct

Modern Klondike gold rush includes lights cameras

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon’s Economy is booming right now.Mining and exploration is at record highs.With gold prices sitting at $1,600 an ounce, the Klondike is experiencing a second gold rush.Except this time, instead of being armed with picks and shovels, crews are coming with lights and cameras.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img

13 Oct

New study of emissions from oil and gas operations in the Montney

first_imgThe $9.8 project, will have field operations beginning in early 2020, shares GHGSat. Measurements will be conducted using GHGSat’s newest satellite platform, (GHGSat-C1, or “Iris”) in combination with an aircraft-mounted sensor that GHGSat has in development, shared the company.GHGSat is the first and only private company to own and operate high-resolution satellites designed to measure greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world.To learn more about GHGSat; CLICK HERE CALGARY, AB – A $3.3M funding agreement for a study of emissions from oil and gas operations in the Montney region of BC is being funded from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for GHGStat to provide monitoring services.According to GHGSat, their project’s primary objective is to demonstrate that a tiered monitoring system using GHGSat’s satellites and aircraft instruments can detect more leaks quicker and more cost-effective than the regulatory standard, based on optical gas imaging cameras.“GHGSat understands the need for globally standardized technology to quantify GHG emissions from industrialized facilities. Their innovative satellites can reduce monitoring costs in the oil sands by over 50%. More frequent and accurate reporting better informs the industry on where and how to reduce GHG emissions. SDTC is proud to invest in GHGSat as it develops a solution to help reduce GHG emissions from industrialized sites,” said Zoe Kolbuc, Vice-President, Partnerships, Sustainable Development Technology Canadalast_img read more

12 Oct

Top UN envoy appeals for solidarity among Somali leaders

“I appeal to all Somalis within the Government, the opposition, the diaspora, the business community and other interested parties, especially as we are coming close to Eid al Adha, to think of their country’s dignity and its future and end their disagreements,” said Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.With there now being an agreement to set up a broad-based unity government, he called on the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to quickly end the ongoing power struggle.“Somalia has made significant progress recently with the Djibouti Agreement, the agreements on a ceasefire and an enlarged parliament,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative said in a press release issued by the UN Political Office for Somalia.The TFG and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) signed two accords last month, agreeing on a ceasefire to end their deadly conflict, to establish a unity government and military forces, and the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops.“I believe that the unanimous support of the international community to stability and reconciliation in Somalia is now bearing fruit,” the envoy said.Somalia, which has not had a functioning national government since 1991, has been plagued by fighting and humanitarian suffering for decades, and a surge in violence this year has caused widespread displacement in the country, with at least one million people displaced.“After so many years of war and suffering it is vital to keep moving forward and not to allow personal interests, sensitivities or misunderstandings to get in the way of the continuing peace process,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. 17 November 2008The senior United Nations envoy to Somalia today urged the country’s leaders across all sectors to put aside their differences and unite to consolidate stability in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation. read more

8 Oct

Citizens over 100 years to get monthly allowance of Rs5000

Sri Lankan citizens over 100 years of age will receive a monthly allowance of Rs.5000, the Government said today.A proposal made by the Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare and Kandyan Heritage S.B Dissanayake to provide the allowance was approved by the cabinet. It was decided by the cabinet to provide a monthly allowance of Rs.5000/- to all the adult citizens over 100 years of age with the view of verifying their living security and welfare.There are approximately 350 Sri Lankan citizens over the age of 100 living in the country at present. (Colombo Gazette) read more

2 Oct

Not in my backyard attitude will not resolve crises – Greek Prime

The “logic” proposed by such groups to crises that hit three years ago: the Eurozone, regional security issues and refugee crises, the Greek leader recalled, “was simple – ‘not in my backyard’.”Greece, nonetheless, confronted the issues and such ideas “dynamically” he said.“Not only did we manage to stay standing, overcoming these difficulties, but we became part of the solution, rather than the problem […] we did this without resorting to a nationalist politics that would lead us to leaving the Eurozone, escalating tensions with neighbours, or violating human rights and international law.”Highlighting the impact of the refugee crisis on Greece – whose islands are often the first stop for millions of people trying to make their way to mainland Europe – the Prime Minister underscored that his country’s response to the challenge is a practical one, based on human rights.Without giving in to nationalist and xenophobic voices that called for push-backs, Greece supported the difficult but necessary European Union‑Turkey statement, while accepting that those who do not need international protection return to transit countries where they are safe, he added.“The people of Greece, despite their difficulties, opened their arms to incoming migrants, showing the world what solidarity means,” said the Prime Minister.In his address, Prime Minister Tsipras expressed that challenges that are common by their very nature, can only be dealt with collective action, based on shared values, and urged international organizations to be more effective in responding to needs on the ground.In conclusion, the Greek leader also expressed his country’s support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Compact on Migration, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).Full statement available here. read more

25 Sep

Murdered teenager Amaan Shakoor was wonderful son who never came home

first_imgThe father of a teenager who has become the 48th person killed in London this year has described him as “wonderful son” who had simply gone out to see friends and never came backAmaan Shakoor, 16, was standing with friends outside Walthamstow Leisure Centre when he was approached by two hooded men and shot in the face.He died of his injuries in hospital at 5.45pm yesterday, becoming the 48th person to be murdered in the capital so far this year.The shooting of Amaan came less than half an hour after Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was shot dead in a drive-by attack three miles away in Tottenham, fuelling fears of a surge in youth violence and spiralling tit-for-tat disputes between gangs.Speaking at the family’s east London home Amaan’s father, Mohammed Shakoor, said: “He was a wonderful son. We need time to come to terms with this, we are obviously devastated.”Another family member added: “We are so sad, he was a lovely boy and he has gone. He went out to see friends and never came back. it’s so shocking.” The scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot on Monday evening and left in a critical condition in Markhouse Road in Walthamstow, east London. Acting Chief Superintendent Tania Coulson said police had launched extra patrols in Walthamstow and ordered tough stop and search powers to detain young men suspected of carrying weapons.Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, wrote on Twitter: “Much here @DavidLammy says will echo in Walthamstow – we also need an urgent investigation into how young teenagers getting hold of guns in this country too. Will be following up with mayor, home office and colleagues to push for this and resources we need.”In another separate murder investigation, a reward of £20,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the killers of Abraham Badru, 26.Badru, the son of a Nigerian MP, who had previously received a bravery award for saving a teenage girl from a sex attack, was shot in Hackney, east London, on March 25 after opening the boot of his car to look for a drink. Friends claimed he had been “chilling in the wrong place” and was the victim of a “postcode war”. The scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot on Monday evening and left in a critical condition in Markhouse Road in Walthamstow, east London.Credit:Stefan Rousseau/PAcenter_img Another friend said the Amaan had been targeted in a case of mistaken identity.“It was mistaken identity and he got caught up in something. He was hanging with his friends and was shot. He was in wrong place at the wrong time.”Qurban Hussain, 72, who has known Amaan’s family since the 1960s said the teenager was “friendly” and was often seen at the local mosque.He said: “It is so sad, Amaan was very friendly, a very nice and polite teenager, his family are very nice as well so it is terrible for them. I have known his grandparents since 1962.”Another boy aged 15 was stabbed in the same attack. His injuries were described by police as life changing but he has since been released from hospital.Police investigating Amaan’s death said they were called to the leisure centre on Markhouse Road at 10pm on Monday after residents reported hearing two gunshots.Damian Slay, 17, from east London who knew Amaan, said: “They must have run up to them, stabbed one in the arm and faced the other one and just shot him in the face and run off.”Amaan was the 19th young person under the age of 25 to have died as a result of knife or gun crime in London so far this year. They said that Amaan had attended Kelmscott School in Walthamstow.One said: “This was nothing to do with drugs or anything. I can say he definitely did not sell drugs. He was just chilling in the wrong place. It was a postcode thing. He was with the wrong people in the wrong place. There is a postcode war out there.”Another added: “He was a nice boy. We used to see him helping his mum doing the shopping. He was a good footballer at school it’s such a shame – he wasn’t a bad person.”Speaking outside the scene of the shooting a man who gave his name only as Osman, 32, said of Amaan: “He was just a good lad. He wasn’t involved in gangs or drugs or anything like that.”It was a case of mistaken identity. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”Osman said the youngster was just a normal kid who was into football and loved hanging out with friends, adding: “There are gang wars going on and this young lad has just unfortunately got caught up in it.”He was in his last year at school studying for his GCSEs. He had his whole future ahead of him.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

22 Sep

World Handball right back 2017

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22 Sep

Scant evidence that MayoSligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse

first_imgRape Crisis Centre 1800 778 888Towards Healing 1800 303 416Connect 1800 477 477One in Four 01-6624070The Samaritans 1850 60 9090 A REPORT INTO child safeguarding in the Catholic diocese of Achonry has found  ’scant evidence’ that the diocese gave information about child sex abuse allegations to gardaí in the past.The report by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, one of several published today, was strongly critical of the actions of Bishop Thomas Flynn, who presided over the diocese in Mayo and Sligo for more than 30  years until 2007.The report found that of the 11 priests against whom allegations have been made in the diocese since 1975, none were ever convicted of an offence. In the majority of the cases, the abuse happened at least thirty years ago.Nine of the priests are now dead. Of the two who are still alive, one is still in ministry but has retired, while the other has left either the diocese or the priesthood.The report found that of the 15 allegations received by the diocese over the past 38 years, 13 were reported to An Garda Síochána and 12 were reported to the HSE.However it says that while the bishop and priests are now committed to sharing information about allegations with civil authorities, this did not happen in the past.The report notes “numerous examples” where there were “long and unacceptable delays in communicating information about possible child abuse to An Garda Síochána or HSE Child Protection service and in managing cases appropriately”, noting:There was an absence of appropriate response by the previous bishop to allegations of risk, or to victims.It cites one case where a priest was allowed to remain in ministry even after the previous bishop had received an allegation which was not reported or addressed. The priest retired six months later, with no evidence that the allegation had ever even been put to him. He has since died.The report also says that the management of priests from outside the diocese was “problematic”. One priest, named only as “Father P” in the report, arrived in the diocese in 1981 to help provide support, but without the knowledge of the bishop. The priest sexually abused a boy during his time in Achonry. He was recently convicted of child abuse charges and is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence for abusing 18 boys in five counties between the 1960s and 1980s. The report says the case was not passed to An Garda Síochána until 2002.The report notes that there are no current allegations against diocesan priests and there have been no new allegations since the appointment of Bishop Brendan Kelly in 2007.It says that the diocese has met almost every single standard laid down for best practice in keeping children safe in the diocese.However it noted: “Although the diocese has made really good progress in recent years, the work has not been fully documented or co-ordinated”.Read the full report on safeguarding in the Diocese of Achonry here Brendan Kelly, the Bishop of Achonry, apologised to anyone who had been abused by a priest.“I am… deeply aware of how inadequate such sorry and apology are in the face of the pain and suffering experienced,” he said today. “And I wish to state that I am ready to receive and listen to any person who has suffered abuse, or [a] family member, and that this diocese is committed to offering support and help. And I further encourage anyone who has suffered this terrible injustice to report the matter to the Health Service Executive and the Gardaí”.The report found that the bishop and the diocese “are fully committed to child safeguarding”.The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published eight reports today looking at how religious orders and dioceses have handled child safety issues in the wake of the abuse scandals.The review was an audit of the structures and policies in place in the diocese to ensure the safety of children in church activities throughout the parishes in the diocese, following the failure of some Catholic priests to report child sexual abuse to authorities.Achonry covers 11 parishes in Mayo, 11 in Sligo, and 1 in Roscommon. There are 35,000 Catholics in the diocese and 36 priests.The report was carried out by reviewing case material provided by the bishop for the diocese along with interviews with people who work on safeguarding children in the diocese. The NBSCCCI said that it was satisfied that all relevant documentation was given to the reviewers.Read: Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims > Read: Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives >Read: Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory >Helplines: last_img read more

22 Sep

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_imgOver on DailyEdge.ie: Kevin Spacey’s new puppy bit his nose, and why Chris Brown and Rihanna are finally over. It’s The Dredge> EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.1. #OHIO: Three young women who went missing around a decade ago were found alive Monday in a house in Cleveland, Ohio. Police arrested three suspects following the dramatic discovery of the women, just a few miles away from where they went missing.2. #ABANDON NEW TAXES: IBEC, the body representing Ireland’s employers, has called on the Government to abandon plans for €1.8 billion in new taxes over the next two Budgets. It says extra taxes would kill off Ireland’s delicate economic rebound, when consumer confidence already remains fragile.3. #FEE PAYING SCHOOLS: Research by the Department of Education shows that a 66 per cent students from fee-paying secondary schools are more likely to go straight to college, in comparison with 47 per cent from non-fee paying secondary schools. Overall, over half of students who were enrolled in Leaving Cert in 2010 went directly to higher education.4. #AIB: In an interim management statement, AIB says it’s “on track” to achieve its target of returning to pre-provision operating profit for 2013 following “strategic actions” taken last year, which have delivered an improvement in the bank’s overall operating performance. The bank said product repricing has a positive effect on the net interest margin (NIM) in the first quarter, marking the second consecutive quarter of progress on NIM.5. #JIMMY TARBUCK: The 73-year-old comedian has become the latest celebrity to be arrested in connection with a historical child sex abuse investigation. Jimmy Tarbuck was arrested on 26 April and released on bail after police questioned him about claims that a young boy was assaulted in the late 1970s.6. #BASIC SERVICES: The Children’s Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, says she’s “constantly amazed” by the lack of basic services in Ireland after years of being a relatively rich country. She told TheJournal.ie: “If you have been sexually abused, you don’t need help in nine months time or two years. You need help immediately.”7. #EMILY WILSON: The family of 10-year-old Emily Wilson who dropped dead on Saturday morning are looking for answers to how she died after a post-mortem failed to find an exact cause of death. According to the Irish Independent, the schoolgirl collapsed at her local GAA club, Gortnahoe-Glengoole in Co Tipperary while warming up for camogie match.8. #CAN REFUND: To help curb illegal dumping, Labour Party councillor, Thomas Redmond, has called for an introduction of a refund deposit scheme for alcohol containers. He told TheJournal.ie that he was inspired by similar schemes in place like Germany where people can return their bottles or cans to a specific centre or location and will receive a small amount of cash in return.9. #NO COFFINS: For the first time in 120 years, bodies can now be buried in a cemetery without a coffin. According to The Irish Times, changes to regulations means uncoffined bodies will now be accepted. The rules, which will apply to all faiths, particularly accommodate Muslims.last_img read more

12 Sep

Florence The Machine Debut Hunger Video Reveal New Album Details

first_img https://twitter.com/flo_tweet/status/992110290442510336 ‘High As Hope’ LP will drop June 29 and Florence Welch & The Machine shared an appetizer that will leave you hungering for more Philip MerrillGRAMMYs May 4, 2018 – 4:39 pm The hopes of Florence Welch & The Machine fans were raised with the April 12 release of “Sky Full Of Song” and its accompanying video, which already has more than 6 million views on YouTube. On May 3 the Welch & Co. dropped a second helping with “Hunger” and announced the June 29 release date for their upcoming album, High As Hope.High As Hope will mark the follow-up to Florence Welch & The Machine’s third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which received a nomination at the 58th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Interviewed at a Recording Academy Texas Chapter event that year, Welch described her emotional-sonic combination on GRAMMY-nominated songs such as “Ship To Wreck” and “What Kind Of Man,” saying, “I had those really big feelings and so in order to express them, I needed to make big sounds.” Florence & The Machine Debut “Hunger” Video, Reveal New Album Details New Florence Welch Video & Upcoming Album florence-machine-debut-hunger-video-reveal-new-album-details Email News Facebook Twitter As for her newest songs, the videos for “Sky Full Of Song” and “Hunger” were directed by AG Rojas. Welch described the first ballad as being based on the “incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling” of coming down from the high of performance.”We all have a hunger” is the sentiment behind “Hunger,” with the lyric addressing deep issues of love, death, bodies, and beauty. Exemplifying the song’s message of how life can grow from following expressive drives, Welch puts her own body into it with dancing driven by the same passion we rely on in her vocals and composition. “Hunger” is an anthem that lets you savor its wonderful taste, but like an appetizer, it will leave you hungry for more.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

1 Sep

FedEx Unveils SameDay Robot Delivery Service

first_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot Stay on target FedEx this week introduced an autonomous delivery robot designed to make same-day drop offs and last-mile transfers.The FedEx SameDay Bot allows retailers to accept orders from nearby customers and ship goods directly to local homes or businesses.Get everything from car parts and DIY tools to medication and groceries from launch partners AutoZone, Lowe’s, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. You can even score a piping hot dinner straight from Pizza Hut’s oven.AdChoices广告“The FedEx SameDay Bot is an innovation designed to change the face of local delivery and help retailers efficiently address their customers’ rising expectations,” according to Brie Carere, executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for FedEx.Developed in collaboration with tech firm DEKA, the bot “represents a milestone in our ongoing mission to solve the complexities and expense of same-day, last-mile delivery for the growing e-commerce market in a manner that is safe and environmentally friendly,” Carere said in a statement.“The bot has unique capabilities that make it unlike other autonomous vehicles,” DEKA founder Dean Kamen, inventor of the iBot and Segway, explained.Taking cues from Kamen’s iBot personal mobility device, the FedEx android boasts pedestrian-safe technology for travel on sidewalks and along roadsides. LiDAR and multiple built-in cameras, meanwhile, help the zero-emission, battery-powered machine to be aware of its surroundings.Add to that machine-learning algorithms to detect and avoid obstacles, plot a path, and follow road and safety rules, and you’ve got a highly capable delivery robot that can navigate unpaved surfaces, curbs, and even steps.FedEx plans to test its prototype device this summer in select markets, including hometown Memphis, Tenn.The SameDay Bot made its first public appearance on Tuesday, alongside mini drones and a skipping penguin robot, in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Showbotics segment.FedEx SameDay Bot (via FedEx)This isn’t FedEx’s first robot rodeo: Following a successful trial of five automated “tuggers” in a North Carolina shipping hub, the company announced plans to expand its use of robotic labor.The RT4500 autonomous tuggers, built by Massachusetts-based Vecna Technologies, joined FedEx in 2017—assisting, not replacing, human workers.Eventually, the bots are expected to take over some 25 jobs, in a facility that employs 1,300 people and creates 100 new positions each year.In 2016, FedEx partnered with Savioke to develop a robot delivery service for its repair facility in Collierville, Tenn.More on Geek.com:This Weird Robot Can Fold Your Laundry at a Snail’s PaceStudy: 25 Percent of U.S. Workers At Risk of Job AutomationAmazon Launches Scout Delivery Robots in Washingtonlast_img read more

31 Aug

Mela Phulkari Awakening of Panjab

first_imgTo unify the art, craft, and culture of Panjab (Punjab) in its true essence and spirit, 2019 brings with it the sixth edition of Mela Phulkari – which revolves around ‘Awakening of Panjab’ (Jaago Panjab). The festival will go on until February 17, 10 am – 8 pm, at India Habitat Centre.Mela Phulkari is an organic extension of 1469, the conceptual brand which showcases Panjab through its eclectic range of products that reflect Punjab and Punjabiyat in every piece. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking about the 6th edition, Harinder Singh and Kirandeep Kaur, co-founders of 1469 said, “Time has come for Panjab to wake up and face 2019 head-on, and show the world what it is capable of.” The word ‘Jaago’ is also synonymous with a wedding tradition of waking up the community of a new bride as she readies to enter a new phase of life.” The curator of the Mela, Dr Alka Pande, highlighted how women have held an important position within the social and cultural life of Panjab since time immemorial. “Along with the tradition of musical performance of Jaago, phulkari is synonymous with the new bride, who not just inherits her mother’s phulkari, but also learns the craft from her,” added Pande. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive “2019 is also the year when we celebrate 550 years of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s coming,” Harinder further said in a statement. “Guru Nanak was a revolutionary of his times as he brought about an awakening in the society with his concept of no rituals, no superstitions, no caste, no aayo, woman remarriage, hard work, sharing, and langar. And we, at Mela Phulkari want to highlight the beauty and importance of our first Guru’s teachings,” she stated. These strong topics are being converted into a series of art installations brought together by various designers along with the team of 1469. Each work of art has a story to narrate through the theme of #JaagoPanjab. Like the previous years, we intend to release edition of our Mela Phulkari Journal highlighting these themes through short stories, articles, and poems, informed Harinder. “In this journey of Mela Phulkari, we have been able to not only sensitise the audience to the story of Phulkari but in the process mobilise the rural women of Panjab towards progress and self-reliance,” mentioned the 1469 team. Mela Phulkari 6 has its own unique vocabulary. The overarching idea is Jaago of Panjab, which is manifested in the first-morning cry of the cock. The twelve installations are symbolic of the ‘baramasas’ or twelve months, which have been eulogized by the poets and painters over the aeons. Five beautiful and antique pieces of jewelry have been painstakingly painted in great detail on “Taat” (jute) showcasing the opulence and fertility for a new bride, beautiful “Dolus” encrusted in gold representing the prized tradition of milkmen going to every single house of the neighborhood and delivering fresh milk each day, the Kukkad as the symbolic representation of ‘Jaago Panjab’, the Pakhi (fan) covered in antique Phulkari bagh, in a way stirring movement (Jaago Panjab) – the installation in this edition open doors to the real Punjab. On February 10, don’t forget be a part of cultural programme with celebrities like Imtiaz Ali, Harshdeep Kaur, and Jassi Jasbir who will be singing and dancing to the beats of Bhangra. The cultural extravaganza will begin 3 pm onward.last_img read more

29 Aug

LGBTI comics intercepted at post office in Indonesia will be destroyed

first_imgYaoi: Japanese manga featuring gay love stories. | Photo: Instagram via hatakeryou Before The Simpsons, Matt Groening created this pro-gay comic strip that you have to seePolitician warns ‘rampant’ LGBT people are destroying IndonesiaGay rep Brian Sims: ‘Some of the most intense misogyny I see towards women comes from gay men’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-comics-intercepted-at-post-office-indonesian-governments-will-destroy-them/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Crackdown on LGBTI mediaIt’s not illegal to be gay in Indonesia but an ongoing crackdown of LGBTI people has seen the government ban things like; gay dating apps, showing effeminate men on TV and even GIFs on popular messaging service WhatsApp.Usually the reason for banning such content is that it may contain pornography. But the interception of the LGBTI comics is the latest in a trend of government-sanctioned initiatives to ‘monitor’ the LGBTI community.A draft bill is in the Indonesian Parliament which would ban any kind of ‘LGBT behavior’ on TV. The government has already banned LGBTI content online.The Indonesian House of Representatives will soon also debate changes to the criminal code which would criminalize homosexuality.Debate on the Bill is due to resume in July.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Indonesian authorities intercepted a shipment of ‘LGBT comics’ at a major post office hub in Indonesia. The Attorney General’s office said it found hundreds of the comic books on Tuesday. They were intercepted at the Central Post Office in the country’s capital Jakarta.M Yusuf is the director of Socio-Culture and Society of the Deputy Attorney General’s Intelligence Affairs (JAM Intel).He told media the Attorney General’s office has set up agents at post office centers around the country to monitor mail.Yusuf said investigators don’t know much about the comics, but if they had not been intercepted them they might have ended up all across Indonesia.‘At the moment we are still investigating these comics, as well as publishers and we’re still in the evidence collecting phase. But the comics are written in Chinese,’ he said.‘If we find the culprit, we will turn them over to police.’It is not known who sent the comics to Indonesia or what they comics were event about. But it appears they were written in Mandarin (Chinese). eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

29 Aug

Massive 18 car pile up claims two lives

first_imgThe long line of cars began piling up after police say thick fog decreased driver’s visibility, causing an incredible chain reaction. In total, 18 vehicles were involved in the crash resulting in two deaths. The accident began along the Puebla-Orizaba highway at the height of Esperanza. Federal authorities have confirmed the death of two, noting that the damage suffered by the vehicles was substantial. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours while police sorted through the metal rubble. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) One of the vehicles involved in the crash was an AU bus line. Cars began colliding at 12:30 p.m. which is when police and ambulances rushed to the site reporting dozens of wounded. center_img Puebla-Orizaba, Puebla — A massive 18-car pile up along a Puebla highway has left two dead and numerous others injured after thick fog rolled into the area. last_img read more