Canberra: Australia’s prime minister and his political rival said on Wednesday they were not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten each have accounts with China’s largest social media platform, WeChat, which they use to target the Chinese diaspora ahead of federal elections on May 18. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USCritics argue that the Australian political leaders risk being kicked off the platform if they don’t comply with Chinese censorship rules. Morrison said his account has not been subjected to Chinese censorship used on social media. “We haven’t experienced any such censorship,” Morrison told reporters. Bill Shorten, who leads the center-left Labor Party, was similarly unconcerned by the type of censorship that the Chinese Communist Party routinely exercises on Chinese social media. “I’m not fussed at all,” Shorten told reporters. “I do not feel censored by the Chinese government.” WeChat was launched by Chinese giant Tencent in 2011 and the app, known in China as Weixin, has become essential for daily life in China. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMorrison’s account was registered in January under the name of a Chinese citizen in Fujian province, and Shorten’s account was registered to a Chinese citizen in Shandong province, Australian Broadcasting Corp reported. Morrison said his conservative Liberal Party was trying to transfer his account to Australia. “The way you set up a WeChat account, because of where it’s run, is you have to work through these overseas structures and we’ve been in the process now over the last week or so of seeking to repatriate how that’s done,” Morrison said. Shorten said he left his Labor Party to set up his account. The party said it was set up in early 2017 by an Australian resident who is employed by the party. It is jointly operated by Shorten’s office and the party. “Labor has never experienced any censorship of our communications on any social media platforms,” a party statement said. “We do not tolerate any outside interference that seeks to undermine our free and fair society.” Fergus Hanson, head of the International Cyber Policy Center at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said politicians’ use of Chinese social media in the Australian political debate created the possibility of censorship and self-censorship on subjects sensitive to China. “It’s pretty outrageous that you’re in a situation where an Australian politician in a full-blown democracy is being censored in what they can say by the Chinese government trying to speak to other Australians within Australia,” Hanson said. “It’s absolutely preposterous.” Hanson’s own research estimated that there were 1.5 million active WeChat users in Australia including Chinese-speaking Australians, tourists and international students. Australia has a population of 25 million.
4 September 2008While developing countries’ economies are forecasted to expand by 6 per cent this year, that growth could potentially be checked by the slowdown in wealthier nations, according to a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Financial turmoil, soaring oil prices and likely tighter monetary policy in several nations augur poorly for the global economy both in 2008 and 2009, with the reach of the sub-prime mortgage crisis extending well beyond the United States which has contracted liquidity and credit worldwide.UNCTAD’s Trade and Development report for 2008 noted that output around the world is expected to grow by 3 per cent this year, down nearly one percentage point from last year. In developed countries, gross domestic product growth could shrink to half this rate.“By contrast, growth in developing countries as a group can be expected to remain quite robust, at more than 6 per cent, as a result of the relatively stable dynamics of domestic demand in a number of large developing economies,” the publication said.“However, possible restrictive monetary policy responses to increasing pressure on the overall price index from higher commodity prices could well lead to a further deceleration of growth in developed and developing countries alike.”To allow poorer nations to sustain their economic expansion, greater investment in “productive capacity” – the ability to diversify manufacturing – is needed to augment their reliance on primary commodities, UNCTAD said.Challenging theories that call for investment in developing countries to be drawn from mainly household savings and foreign capital, the report urges changes in domestic monetary policy and local financial systems to allow private companies to access cheaper financing.It also criticized the current system of global financial governance, noting that market discipline alone cannot curtail periodic episodes of “irrational exuberance,” where firms try to reap double-digit gains out of economies growing at a much slower pace, leading to situations requiring government bailouts.“The current international framework for monetary and exchange-rate policies offers opportunities for speculative activities that are highly profitable for a limited period of time, but ultimately destabilize the entire system,” the study said, calling for a review of divergent policies of central banks with a view to end global economic turbulence.
23 November 2011A form of verse and prose storytelling from north-eastern China that has only five remaining masters was today placed on a United Nations List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, meeting this week in Bali, Indonesia, inscribed Hezhen Yimakan storytelling on the list as it is danger of disappearing, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported.Statistics indicate that while there were considered to be 20 outstanding Yimakan masters during the 1980s, now only five are capable of performing some cantos, or the main divisions in long poems.Narrated in the language of the Hezhen people, the storytelling consists of numerous independent episodes depicting tribal alliances and battles, including the defeat by local heroes of monsters and invaders.Yimakan performers traditionally improvise their stories without instrumental accompaniment, alternating between singing and speaking, and using different melodies to connote different characters and plots.The storytelling tradition is one of 18 dossiers that have been proposed for inscription this week of the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, according to UNESCO, which manages the list.
Amal Perera was among several Sri Lankans arrested at a party hosted by notorious drug dealer Makandure Madush in Dubai in February.Subsequently most of them were deported to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) They were detained by the CID when they arrived in Sri Lanka and taken in for questioning.The Police said that Perera and two others have now been released. Singer Amal Perera has been released after being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).Perera and five others who were arrested in Dubai had been deported to Sri Lanka on Monday night.
Ohio State redshirt senior first baseman Zach Ratcliff at bat during the Scarlet and Gray World Series in October 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsMidweek games are typically where Power Five teams thrive against smaller mid-major teams. But OSU has struggled to get anything going offensively across these past two midweek games, falling to Eastern Michigan 3-1 Wednesday, a day after losing to Cincinnati.A visibly frustrating loss for the Buckeyes, the team spent nearly 30 minutes in left field after the loss in the huddle with coach Greg Beals going over the game. “We’ve got to do better offensively. That’s where I’m willing to share with you,” Beals said when asked about what he discussed in the meeting.The first batter of the game reached first base on an error, setting the tone for a long inning for OSU redshirt junior Austin Woodby. The Buckeyes’ starting pitcher was able to strike out the next batter, but a double gave the Eagles a pair of runners in scoring position with only one away.Senior right fielder John Montgomery grounded a single through the right side of the infield, scoring both runners on base and capitalizing on the Buckeyes’ early mistake.OSU eventually found the scoreboard, however, in the bottom of the fourth inning. With runners on first and second and two out, junior designated hitter Conner Pohl lined a base hit over the right side of the infield, scoring the runner from second and giving OSU their first run of the evening.In the final inning, the Eagles tacked on a run off a solo home run from sophomore first baseman John Rensel Jr, bringing the score to 3-1.The team was coming off a pair of wins on Sunday against Big Ten rival Penn State, one win of the ninth-inning-comeback variety and another a blowout. Beals said he hoped his team would be able to carry that momentum through this week into their next conference matchup, but that a deflating loss like this can siphon off any energy they harvested over the weekend.“We had a comeback win and then we had an all-Buckeye win and it was a good day on Sunday,” Beals said. “I was hoping to be able to carry that momentum as opposed to build momentum, just maintain that momentum and help that confidence, that good feeling that we had on Sunday, keep that good feeling going.”The problem with the team right now is hitting, Beals said, coming off only two runs scored spread across two midweek games. And for his team to start clicking again, they will need to continue to mix some things up until they find a winning combination.“We’ve got to keep mixing up what we’re doing to find the right thing and it’s not necessarily as much from a personnel standpoint as much as it is what’s going to spark this team and sometimes there’s personnel decisions to help spark the team and other things that we do from a preparation standpoint to help spark the team,” Beals said.The Buckeyes will try and find a win against the second Michigan-based team they play this week when they travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to face Michigan State over the weekend. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese fears of rigged elections valid – Opposition LeaderSeptember 17, 2018In “latest news”New presidential candidate brings youth, financial skills to table – JagdeoJanuary 20, 2019In “latest news”Sovereignty of people case: Jagdeo assuages public concerns, will remain PPP’s GS regardless of outcomeJune 23, 2018In “latest news” With more than three years left before the next general elections in Guyana, the Opposition has made known its intention to get the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)/Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition Government out of office when Guyanese head to the polls in 2020.While making several points about the perceived weaknesses of the current administration, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo argued that Guyanese from all walks of life are not pleased with the performance of the Government, and these people are not just supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Jagdeo claimed that many people who voted for the new Government are now regretting their decision and have openly expressed how they feel about their performance in several areas. He said the “good life” which was promised is nowhere close to being realised and Guyanese are cognisant of that fact.The former Head of State who is also General Secretary of the PPP, made these remarks on Sunday while addressing a large crowd of supporters at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.He said that while the PPP recognises that their support base is mainly people of Indo-Guyanese origin, there is also large support from the first peoples of Guyana – the Amerindians.However, Jagdeo observed that the party has had trouble in attracting a large support base in Afro-Guyanese communities because it has been often peddled by their opponents that the party is racial.But the Opposition Leader claimed that it is far from the truth because the PPP is a multi-cultural party whose members come from all races in Guyana, including those from the Afro-Guyanese community.While claiming that the 2015 election was not fair, Jagdeo said the PPP was defeated only by 4,500 votes. “We are going to take this country back. One year later, at Local Government elections, we swept the polls with 28,000 votes. But they didn’t say anything about that. If we go to the polls now there would be 50,000 difference (more votes),” Jagdeo confidently boasted during the public meeting.He said Government officials are claiming that the Americans are on their side and have guaranteed them 10 years in office but he knows that is “not true because I have spoken to the people.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on SundayFurther, the former President claimed that the Government’s plan for sugar could be an attempt to get people to migrate, but promised supporters that the PPP will get the APNU/AFC coalition out of office.Jagdeo was critical of the Government for removing the $1.67 billion grant for school children, stating that write-off for tax companies could have been used to keep that subsidy instead.He also referenced the removal of subsidies for electricity and water from 44,000 pensioners, claiming that the Government is not spending money where it is needed.The APNU/AFC narrowly won the 2015 general elections, securing 206,817 votes while the PPP accumulated 201,457 votes, a difference of 5,360 votes.The coalition’s gain created a devastating loss for the PPP which held political power for over 23 years.The PPP’s grip on political power was strong until the 2011 General and Regional Elections when it lost parliamentary control. A few years before the 2015 election, President Donald Ramotar, ruled Guyana in a minority government.The APNU/AFC secured 33 seats in the Eleventh Parliament of Guyana, while the PPP received 32 seats.
From inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?Purely by accident. I was involved in training dogs as a hobby when I was young but saw an opportunity to provide professional dog training services to the public. Back then there was only a handful of professional dog trainers. In 1983 I established a security firm specialising in man-and-dog teams. However, by mid to late 80s I was doing more one-on-one training with dog owners so I switched my career path. This was when Command Dog Training School (CDTS) was established per se. What are the challenges faced by a dog trainer?Dealing with people’s emotions and trying to stop dog owners treating their pets anthropomorphically as pseudo-children. Dogs are pack animals and are happiest when they are clearly led not the other way around.Can you dispel or confirm certain myths about certain dogs?Myth no. 1 All German Shepherd dogs, Rottweiler’s et. al. are aggressive. That’s utter rubbish. Aggression in dogs is usually due to poor upbringing or breeding.Myth no. 2 You can not start training dogs until six months of age. Nonsense – in fact puppies can and should be trained from eight weeks of age which is why we run very successful Kindergarten Puppy Training programs for pups from eight to 14 weeks of age.Myth no. 3 You should never give a dog raw meat as it could get sick. I laugh at that one. I’m sure dogs in the wild light a camp fire and barbecue their food before consumption. Should every dog be trained and what are the costs associated?I believe that all dogs and owners should undergo a basic obedience program. It should also be mandatory that all pups from eight weeks to 16 weeks of age go through a puppy course of some sort to establish sound temperament. If they did we wouldn’t have half the aggression problems we see today. The four week puppy course is $120 and the eight week Basic Obedience course is $240.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?Unlike many so-called dog trainers of today who claim they are behaviourists after doing a short course in dog training, CDTS instructors are all experienced hands-on trainers who have been selected by me to join the school as instructors. Our instructors have a minimum of five years in the industry and have trained their own dogs to advanced and competition levels. This criterion underpins the quality of training our customers receive. As a customer you can be assured of a qualified industry expert teaching you to understand and train your four legged pal. There are many other reasons why dog owners choose CDTS over other trainers. As a dog owner if you are looking for a program that is structured, provides clear learning outcomes at each session and small learning groups (class limits a maximum of eight for our outdoor venues and six for our indoor venues) our school is suited to your needs. Training in small groups ensures all participants receive personalised attention and assistance with their dogs and dog problems. Each of our classes has a dedicated instructor who remains with the group from start to finish. The school is so confident with its service it guarantees all its programs. How is business currently?Steady as she goes. What is your vision for the future of your business?To train more instructors so I can cut back my hours. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Le Bhoutan fait part de ses craintes sur le réchauffement climtiqueSitué dans l’est de la chaîne de l’Himalaya, le petit royaume du Bhoutan, dont la politique est basée sur le bonheur de ses habitants, a fait part de ses inquiétudes quant aux impacts que le réchauffement climatique pourrait avoir sur le pays. Le royaume bouddhiste enclavé entre l’Inde et la Chine, craint de voir ses ambitions hydrauliques réduites à néant.Le Bhoutan, monarchie bouddhiste de 700.000 habitants connue pour avoir substitué au PIB le bonheur national brut (BNB), s’alarme des conséquences que pourrait avoir le réchauffement climatique. Le pays base sa politique sur quatre principes : la croissance et le développement économique responsables, la conservation et la promotion de la culture bhoutanaise, la bonne gouvernance responsable, et la sauvegarde de l’environnement.Pour respecter ce dernier engagement, le Bhoutan mise sur l’énergie hydraulique. C’est en effet grâce aux cascades qu’il abrite qu’il produit la majeure partie de son électricité. Mais les changements climatiques pourraient remettre en question ses projets d’exploitation de l’énergie issue de la fonte des neiges de l’Himalaya, a expliqué à l’AFP le Premier ministre bhoutanais, Jigmi Thinley. “Les glaciers reculent très vite, certains sont même en train de disparaître. Le flux d’eau dans nos rivières évolue d’une façon très inquiétante. L’été, elles débordent de leurs lits comme jamais auparavant, et l’hiver, elles sont presque desséchées. Le réchauffement climatique est réel et l’impact sur notre énergie hydraulique est très sérieux” s’alarme-t-il.Une production hydroélectrique inférieure aux ambitions À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le Bhoutan s’est fixé un ambitieux objectif. D’ici à 2020, il entend multiplier par sept sa capacité de production hydroélectrique, en construisant dix nouvelles centrales. Le pays espérait pouvoir revendre son électricité à l’Inde et ainsi parvenir rapidement à une autonomie économique. Mais comme le déplore le Premier ministre, cet objectif pourrait être revu à la baisse. “L’énergie hydraulique pourrait ne pas être la source de revenus que nous escomptions” estime-t-il alors que le Bhoutan doit déjà importer de l’électricité depuis l’Inde en raison de la trop grande “différence du niveau d’eau dans les rivières entre l’été et l’hiver”.Le 19 novembre prochain, l’Inde, le Népal et le Bangladesh assisteront à une conférence organisée par le pays pour évoquer la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, et les moyens de limiter son impact sur la chaîne de l’Himalaya, qui aujourd’hui assure les besoins en eau de quelque 1,3 milliard de personnes.Le 4 septembre 2011 à 09:31 • Maxime Lambert
Un recrutement de réservistes pour répondre aux urgences sanitairesLundi, l’Etablissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires(Eprus) a lancé une vaste campagne de recrutement de réservistes sanitaires. Objectif : passer de 3.300 volontaires 10.000 d’ici la fin de l’année.Créé il y a tout juste 5 ans, l’Etablissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires (Eprus) permet à l’Etat de répondre aux situation de catastrophe, d’urgence ou de menaces sanitaires graves que peut rencontrer la France. Mais il peut également intervenir à l’étranger sur instruction du gouvernement. Pour cela, l’Eprus doit disposer d’une réserve sanitaire de professionnels de santé volontaires prêts à intervenir dans toutes circonstances. Il y a quelques semaines, des médecins retraités de la Réserve sanitaire avaient ainsi participé aux équipes de maraude pour faire face à la vague de grand froid qui s’était abattue sur la France.À lire aussiLa ministre de la Santé réagit au problème des blouses impudiquesDe même, dix-neuf réservistes sanitaires (médecins, chirurgiens, infirmiers…) devaient partir lundi après-midi pour Brazzaville, la capitale du Congo frappée dimanche par une série d’explosions meurtrières dans un dépôt de munitions. Mais aujourd’hui, l’Eprus souhaite agrandir ses équipes de volontaires et lancent pour cela une vaste campagne de recrutement signée “avec l’Eprus, prenons l’urgence de vitesse”. Celle-ci s’adresse à tous les professionnels de santé, en activité, retraités depuis moins de 5 ans ou étudiants en fin de formation, soit un vivier potentiel de 2 millions de personnes.Un spot TV est diffusé sur plusieurs chaînes et des annonces publiées dans la presse spécialisé. “Nos besoins sont extrêmement diversifiés et nombreux”, a souligné Thierry Coudert, directeur général de l’Eprus. “Nous avons besoin de toutes les spécialités et aussi de la meilleure répartition sur tout le territoire”, a-t-il précisé, soulignant que la Réserve sanitaire repose sur le volontariat. Comme l’explique le Dr Bruno Lartigue, chef de la Réserve sanitaire, les volontaires sont simplement formés à intervenir dans des conditions difficiles. “Nous avons aussi la volonté de dispenser auprès des professionnels de santé une culture de gestion de risque ou de crise sanitaire”, a-t-il indiqué. Le 6 mars 2012 à 14:59 • Maxime Lambert
For Iraq’s manager Srecko Katanec, the nation still hangs onto their 2007 AFC Asian Cup championship and expected a title this year.Iraq will play against Vietnam in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup competition.And coach Srecko Katanec promises the team will not disappoint.“I promise the Iraqi people to do with what everything we can on the field,” said Katanec to Sport 360.Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.“I have so much trust in our players.”“I know very well that the Iraq people love football and have so much enthusiasm. I promise I’ll choose the perfect XI for the game,” he added.“We have concentrated on videos of the Vietnamese team and we know their defensive faults,” added center-back Ahmed Ibrahim.“We will try and use our knowledge tomorrow to get the three points and have a good start. We respect Vietnam and we respect their ambitions, but we are in a good mindset to win this game.”
Investigators said Moreno’s home, located at the Doral Terrace apartment complex, near 107th Avenue and Northwest 50th Street, showed signs of a quick departure.Once inside, investigators found the mother’s purse, containing her wallet and license. “She had left behind her wallet with her driver’s license,” said Doral Police Captain Carlos Arango, “and other small details in the apartment that seemed to suggest that she left the apartment in a big hurry.”Detectives then took the search to a warehouse that is used by the missing girl’s father. Police hauled away a dumpster, which was covered with a blue plastic tarp, and several additional bags. Police have yet to say what they found inside the dumpster. “We’re going to look, and we’re going to turn over every single rock,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.Police also searched Castaño’s West Miami-Dade home while he cooperated with investigators. Detectives were still on scene a day later to talk with neighbors.Carlos Aguilar joined the search, Thursday. “For me, it’s a very special case,” said one man. “This is touching my heart really close.”Aguilar said Moreno helped in the search after his son’s murder in 2012. He said that now he will do everything he can to help this family to find her. “If anybody knows anything, a clue, just give us a call,” Aguilar said.If you have any information to help in the search, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Family and friends are continuing to search for a missing mother and her 9-year-old daughter, as police continue to track down leads.According to relatives, 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and 9-year-old Daniela Moreno had not been heard from since Sunday.Thursday night, the daughter’s father, Gustavo Castaño, was found sitting inside of a vehicle near a Home Depot, located off of Okeechobee Road and Northwest 138th Street. Police said he threatened to harm himself with a knife and had already sustained self-inflicted wounds. His condition is unclear at this time.Several agencies are involved in the search for the 43-year-old mother and her daughter, who have not been seen since Sunday. Dozens of people have gathered in Doral to hand out fliers and put up posters as the mother’s family flies into the city from Colombia to help with the search.The brother of the missing mother, Eduardo Moreno, made a desperate plea to find his sister. “I need it. I need my sister, my niece,” he said. “We need more information, more help.”The Missing Children Global Network lent a hand to get the word out Thursday evening. Several other community members gathered in prayer circles and passed out fliers. “There’s still a lot of people who don’t know that Liliana and Daniela are missing,” said Fernando Alvarez with the Missing Children Global Network, “people who may have valuable information.”Moreno’s family in Colombia called authorities on Tuesday when they could not get in touch with the 43-year-old. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Representative image-taken from ReutersNine migrants, including six children, seeking to head to Europe in a speedboat drowned on Sunday when the vessel sank off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, state media reports said.The boat hit trouble off the Demre district of Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province, a popular holiday spot, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Five were rescued while one person was still missing, it added.Two adults, one woman and six children lost their lives, it said.The Dogan news agency said that they were seeking to head illegally to Europe but their planned route was not immediately clear.The nearest EU territory is the small Greek island of Kastellorizo to the west which lies off the Turkish resort of Kas.The nationalities of those on board have yet to be made clear.Over a million people, many fleeing the war in Syria, crossed to European Union member Greece from Turkey in 2015 after the onset of the bloc’s worst migration crisis since World War II.Turkey struck a deal with the EU in 2016 in an effort to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, and agreed to take back illegal migrants landing on Greek islands in exchange for incentives including financial aid.The deal, chastised by rights groups, sharply curbed the number of migrants seeking to cross the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas from Turkey to Greece.However observers say that the numbers seeking to cross this route have been ticking up again in recent months.According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), 10,948 people crossed to Greece this year up to 30 May, sharply more than in the same period in 2017. Thirty-five people lost their lives using this route so far this year, according to the IOM.As well as migrants from countries such as Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and Afghanistan, the route has been used by Turkish citizens fleeing the crackdown that followed the 2016 failed coup.
US president Ronald Reagan (R) and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on 8 December 1987. Reuters File PhotoThe United States formally withdrew from a landmark 1987 nuclear missile pact with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation the Kremlin has denied.Washington signaled it would pull out of the arms control treaty six months ago unless Moscow stuck to the accord. Russia called the move a ploy to exit a pact that the United States wanted to leave anyway in order to develop new missiles.President Donald Trump told reporters he would like to seal a new arms deal with Russia reducing all nuclear forces, and possibly with China as well.”If we could get a pact where they reduce and we reduce nuclear, that would be a good thing for the world. I do believe that will happen,” Trump said.The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was negotiated by then-US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice.The dispute is aggravating the worst US-Russia friction since the Cold War ended in 1991. Some experts believe the treaty’s collapse could undermine other arms control agreements and speed an erosion of the global system designed to block the spread of nuclear arms.”The United States will not remain party to a treaty that is deliberately violated by Russia,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.”Russia’s non-compliance under the treaty jeopardises US supreme interests as Russia’s development and fielding of a treaty-violating missile system represents a direct threat to the United States and our allies and partners,” Pompeo said.Senior Trump administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Russia had deployed “multiple battalions” of a cruise missile throughout Russia in violation of the pact, including in western Russia, “with the ability to strike critical European targets.”Russia denies the allegation, saying the missile’s range puts it outside the treaty. It rejected a US demand to destroy the new missile, the Novator 9M729, known as the SSC-8 by the NATO Western military alliance.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gives a news conference on the day the United States is set to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force Treaty (INF), in Brussels, Belgium, on 2 August 2019. Photo: ReutersMoscow has told Washington the US decision to quit the pact undermines global security and removes a key pillar of international arms control.China’s new ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said China regrets that the United States is withdrawing from the treaty and expressed doubt about joining the United States and Russia in a nuclear deal.”The United States is saying China should be a party in this disarmament agreement, but I think everybody knows that China is not at the same level with the United States and the Russian Federation,” he said. ‘Serious Mistake’ Russia said on Friday it had asked the United States for a moratorium on the deployment of land-based short and intermediate-range nuclear missiles.”A serious mistake has been made in Washington,” Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.”We have already introduced a unilateral moratorium and won’t deploy land-based short or medium-range missiles, if we get them, in regions where such US missiles are not deployed,” it said.President Vladimir Putin has said Russia does not want an arms race and he has promised he would not deploy Russian missiles unless the United States does so first.A component of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system is on display during a news briefing, organised by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia on 23 January 2019. Reuters File PhotoHowever, should Washington take such a step, he has said he would be forced to deploy Russian hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near US territorial waters.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg dismissed Russia’s moratorium request on Friday, saying it was “not a credible offer” as he said Moscow had already deployed illegal missiles.”There are no new US missiles, no new NATO missiles in Europe, but there are more and more new Russian missiles,” he said.’We Don’t Want A New Arms Race’NATO said it had agreed a defensive package of measures to deter Russia. That response would be measured and would only involve conventional weapons, it said.NATO’s Stoltenberg said there would be “no rash moves” by the alliance which he said “would not mirror what Russia does.””We don’t want a new arms race,” Stoltenberg said.In this file photo taken on 8 December 1987 shows US President Ronald Reagan (L) with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during welcoming ceremonies at the White House on the first day of their disarmament summit, after a three-day summit in Washington, both superpowers leaders put their names to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a first attempt to reverse the nuclear arms race. Photo: AFPNATO members Britain and Poland blamed Moscow for the treaty’s demise.”Their contempt for the rules-based international system threatens European security,” British foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Twitter.European officials had voiced concern that if the treaty collapses, Europe could again become an arena for a nuclear-armed, intermediate-range missile buildup by the United States and Russia.US officials said the United States was months away from the first flight tests of an American intermediate-range missile that would serve as a counter to the Russians. Any deployment would be years away, they said.”We are just at the stage of looking at how we might further the development of conventional options,” one official said.
By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgThe dangerous speed trap that is Indian Head Highway (MD-210) in Oxon Hill, MD., claimed three siblings last Sunday evening after a hit and run accident that was caused by a motorist who authorities believe was driving under the influence.According to multiple reports three children were killed after a suspected drunk driver slammed into their family’s car at a traffic light Sunday night near Wilson Bridge Road, police said. The fatal incident occurred around 9:40 p.m. on the foggy evening when the driver of a pickup truck rear-ended their car just before the intersection off Indian Head Highway.A photo of Indian Head Highway (MD-210), the same interstate that claimed the lives of three siblings last Sunday. (Courtesy Photo)It was not clear if the family’s car had either slowed or stopped behind two other vehicles for a traffic light near Wilson Bridge Drive, according to a preliminary investigation by Prince George’s County police. However, it was confirmed by multiple news organization’s that two five-year-olds and a 1-year-old child lost their lives in the latest in a line of fatalities on one of the deadliest thoroughfares in Maryland. Over 60 people have died in crashes along Indian Head Highway since 2007, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.“There are no words to describe this crash except to say it is a tragedy,” Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted late Sunday night.Indian Head Highway was closed in both directions for several hours and didn’t reopen until early Monday. Firefighters removed two adults who were trapped in the vehicle who were reportedly taken to a local trauma center and survived the accident.During the early stages of the investigation it was difficult for authorities to determine whether the family’s car had either slowed or stopped behind two other vehicles for a traffic light, according to preliminary evidence discovered by Prince George’s County police. However, NBC 4 in D.C. reported the impact from the pickup truck caused the family’s vehicle to strike the car in front of it, which then hit another vehicle. The pickup came to rest on top of the rear-passenger compartment of the family’s car. Police said it appeared the pickup was moving much faster than the victims’ cars. Authorities also said they did not find skid marks at the crash site prior to the point of impact.Law enforcement officials have identified the young victims as Alexander and Rosalie Mejia, both 5, and their 1-year-old brother, Isaac, of Falls Church, Virginia.“I am heartbroken over the loss of these three young, innocent lives,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said in a statement. “The actions of a suspected drunk driver [have] ended in a lifetime of pain for this family.”Details of the crash remain murky at best. The pickup driver was taken into custody at the scene for sobriety testing and was later released although his name has not been released. Police said charges are pending the outcomes of the investigation, toxicology testing and reconstruction analysis. Charges will be determined after the complete investigation by the County’s Police Department and state’s attorney’s office, they said.AAA of Maryland says that Indian Head Highway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the DMV area with cars and motorcycles drag racing constantly. Last October, speed cameras were installed on the highway following the death of 24-year-old Samira Jenkins in March. Jenkins was fatally struck near the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Kerby Hill Road on her way to a job interview.Prince George’s County police were conducting targeted DUI and speed enforcement in specific areas during the holidays, including the Indian Head Highway corridor, ahead of New Year’s Eve.
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Chetumal, Q.R. — The government of Mexico says three large sinkholes are responsible for the draining of the Chakanbakán lagoon in the southern region of Quintana Roo.The lagoon began draining two days ago, and almost overnight, has been left void of water with its cracked bed exposed. The Chakanbakán lagoon, which was a tourist attraction in that area, is located in Nicolás Bravo in south Quintana Roo.Since Monday, water has been receding and as of Wednesday, the lagoon is nearly dried up. The National Water Commission of Mexico (Conagua) confirmed that there were three sinkholes, one of them 10 meters in diameter, that caused the Chakanbakán lagoon to dry.The Chakanbakán lagoonAt a press conference, Conagua delegate José Luis Blanco Pajón, explained that the sinkholes occurred naturally and it is not known if there will be more. He expressed that not all the water drained, but what was left behind has accumulated in one part.“The water is still seen in one part, which indicates that it was not completely drained,” he said.He reiterated that they cannot predict what happens with the sinkholes or if there will be more. “The underground currents are washing the top part away and at a given moment yields to the weight,” he said.State environmental authorities are already investigating the possible causes of the sinkholes that have left the lagoon without water.The mayor of Nicolás Bravo, Ady González, said the lagoon, which is located next to the Chakanbakan archaeological site, was a popular tourist attraction. It was also a sanctuary area for jaguars.Sinkhole appears overnight on Playa del Carmen beachIn July, a sinkhole in the middle of a Playa del Carmen central beach caused a 3-meter area of sand to collapse, however, after less than two weeks, it filled itself back in.In 2017, a large sinkhole under the federal highway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun caused a large section of highway to collapse during the night, creating grief for local and visiting commuters.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)
Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility An article in the constitution says anyone whose spouse or children owes allegiance to a foreign power cannot become president or vice president. Suu Kyi was married to the late British scholar Michael Aris, and her two sons are foreign citizens. Critics complain that many other provisions are also undemocratic.Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party announced last weekend that it would contest the 2015 general election. It boycotted the 2010 election but successfully contested by-elections in 2012 after electoral reforms were implemented, with Suu Kyi winning a seat in the lower house.“In every country, wherever it is, all the citizens have the right to elect their president, the ministers and the prime minister as they want because this is for the good of the country,” said the organizer of Friday’s protest, Zaw Win. “But as there are lots of restrictions, we have to come out onto the streets to protest to say that these articles in the constitution are not appropriate for the country.”Myanmar is a republic where the president is chosen by Parliament rather than directly elected. The NLD expects to do well enough in the 2015 polls to offer its own presidential candidate, and Suu Kyi has expressed an interest in running. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Suu Kyi’s party has recently stepped up its calls for constitutional amendments to meet democratic norms. In a speech broadcast on radio Thursday, President Thein Sein said he supports amending the constitution, and his ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party has suggested changing the clause that bars Suu Kyi from becoming president.Several other provisions are also under scrutiny for revision, and some proposed changes would strengthen self-government in regions of the country dominated by ethnic minorities.For Western nations that have encouraged Thein Sein’s democratic transition, amendment of the constitution is crucial to lending credibility to the 2015 elections.Myanmar’s Parliament formed a Constitution Review Committee in July last year to recommend changes to the constitution before the 2015 polls. The 109-member committee includes lawmakers from all parties, including Suu Kyi’s and Thein Sein’s, along with the military’s allotted representatives.The committee is collecting suggestions from individuals, organizations and political parties to be submitted to Parliament by the end of January.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosterone YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Several dozen activists rallied peacefully in Myanmar’s biggest city on Friday to call for changing the constitution to allow pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as president.The small demonstration in Yangon came as demands have grown louder among politicians and lawmakers for amending the constitution.The charter was drafted and adopted under the stewardship of Myanmar’s previous military government to ensure that the military retains a major voice in administering the country. The military’s appointed seats constitute a quarter of the total in Parliament. Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments Share
State doctors’ union Pasyki, said on Friday its members who work in accident and emergency departments (A&Es) would go on a 24-hour strike on July 9 over understaffing but there would be skeleton staff on duty to deal with emergencies.Pasyki said in an announcement earlier in the day that at the same time its board had agreed to respond positively to the health ministry’s call to dialogue in a bid to avert the strike measures on the condition that the dialogue would be between them and the ministry and not other unions “that did not announce a strike and, more importantly, that have made clear they were not backing the announced strike.” Pasyki was referring to public service employees union Pasydy, which said it did not agree with the strike.Later in the day however, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou announced on Twitter that a meeting scheduled for Saturday morning would take place despite Pasyki’s refusal to attend “by using the presence of representatives of other unions as pretext.”“This is a sad development and not a convincing one,” Ioannou tweeted.He gave reassurances that if the strike did in the end take place, measures would be taken so that there were no risks to anyone’s health.The union’s leader Soteris Koumas said last week that they had decided to strike since no solutions had been found following repeated calls to the health ministry, the state health services organisation Okypy and the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) for dialogue to address the various problems faced in state hospitals.Koumas said they needed at least 20 more doctors for the state hospitals’ A&E departments. Shortage of staff meant problems with the time schedules of doctors working in A&Es. He called for dialogue on incentives for doctors working in these departments.The union said that during a board meeting attended by the heads of the state hospitals’ A&Es they discussed understaffing and the subsequent possible risks to patient and staff safety.Pasyki said they discussed the work plan sent by the health ministry and Okypy and the measures they were willing to take and they found them insufficient.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoGundry MDThis Is What Happens To Dark Spots (When You Do This Every MorningGundry MDUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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