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Face to Face Family member of 9 missing or murdered now critical

first_imgDennis Ward APTN Face to FaceSue Caribou had high hopes for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The Manitoba woman has seven murdered and two missing family members.Now, Caribou feels nothing good is going to come out of the inquiry and feels the millions of dollars being allocated to the inquiry should be directed to helping the families search for loved ones.dward@aptn.calast_img


Six people drown 11 reported missing in smuggling off Yemeni coast –

Survivors said the boat had departed Thursday from Suweto, in Somalia’s Bossasso region, Ron Redmond of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva.It was carrying 52 Somalis and Ethiopians across the Gulf of Aden and was one of seven smuggling boats that reached the coast of Yemen on Friday. “When the smugglers noticed the presence of the Yemeni police onshore, they refused to get closer to the coast and forced passengers overboard in deep water,” Mr. Redmond said. Initial reports said 35 people reached shore near Huseysa, about 500 kilometres east of Aden, where UNHCR’s local partner provided them with first aid, food and water. The six bodies were also recovered near Huseysa. Mr. Redmond noted that this is the third fatal incident since the beginning of 2009. “So far this year, a total of 168 boats and 9,449 people have reached the Yemen coast. To date, the death toll stands at 47 people, with 23 bodies buried and 24 missing at sea.”In 2008, more than 50,000 people crossed the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, and the influx of new arrivals making the perilous voyage since the beginning of this year increased slightly compared to the same period in 2008. “We are concerned that this trend might continue through 2009,” said Mr. Redmond. 24 February 2009Six people drowned and another 11 are reported missing and presumed dead after smugglers forced passengers overboard in deep water off the Yemeni coast last week, the third such incident so far this year, the United Nations refugee agency said today. read more


UN official urges reduced military expenditure in Bosnia and Herzegovina

“BiH cannot pay police salaries and pensions with machine guns, or buy school text books and medicine with bullets,” Jacques Paul Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative in the country told a meeting on military expenditure sponsored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).He suggested that funds currently used to maintain three armies be redirected towards efforts to address unemployment, to attract foreign investment, to pay salaries and pensions and to improve the education system.The three armies currently operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina are the army of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian Croat HVO and the army of the Republika Srpska. In addition to representing the UN Secretary-General in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Klein is the head of the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH). UNMIBH’s mandate is to contribute to the establishment of the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina by assisting in reforming and restructuring the local police, assessing the functioning of the existing judicial system, and monitoring and auditing the performance of the police and others involved in the maintenance of law and order. read more


Annan voices confidence Security Council will make optimal decision on Iraq

Speaking to reporters in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he is on an official visit, the Secretary-General noted that the Security Council was reviewing the possibility of approving a new resolution that will strengthen the disarmament programme as well as the hands of the inspectors and send them back to Iraq with the demand that the Government cooperate and comply with Council resolutions. “Of course, if Iraq were to continue to defy, the chief inspector will report back to the Council and the Council would decide what to do,” Mr. Annan said. “But I think that Iraq must understand that it has to perform.” Asked whether there would be one or two resolutions, the Secretary-General said that he firmly believed that when those discussions are over, the Council will come up with an “optimal decision that will allow the inspectors to go back with a strengthened hand and continue their work.” “It’s a decision that would also underscore the determination and the desire of the international community to ensure that the disarmament tasks are carried out,” he added. Responding to questions about other matters, the Secretary-General said he applauded Mongolia’s efforts to try and diversify its economy and to bring it in line with the international trading system in an age of globalization. “But of course, Mongolia cannot do it alone. It needs the cooperation of the international community,” Mr. Annan stressed. “And we at the UN are determined to work with you. I will do whatever I can and encourage other countries that have capacity to support Mongolia and do it actively and generously.” The Secretary-General also hailed the country’s efforts at democratic governance, calling this an important development that had sometimes been taken for granted. “We forget that no one is born a good citizen,” he said. “No one is born a democrat. It is something that we need to nurture and value and work together to develop.” read more


Bosnia and Herzegovina must take fresh chance it has been given Security

“Peace is of course a priceless commodity. It should never be taken for granted. But it is the base, not the end state,” the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, told the Council during the 15-member body’s regular meeting on the situation in the country. It is “entirely right” that after 20 years, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina – especially the young – expect “so much more” from their country and their politicians. “From the highest young unemployment rate in Europe and many of them are leaving the country,” Mr. Inzko added. In July, Bosnia and Herzegovina will mark the 20th year anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and in November, the Dayton/Paris peace Accords that ushered in peace to the region. “So what needs to happen in the next six months is to mark the 20th with a sense of renewed optimism about the future?” he asked. “The answer is very simple. We need to see the newly elected authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina come together to deliver steps to take advantage of European Union (EU) initiative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.” “Bosnia and Herzegovina has been given a fresh chance and it must be taken,” said the High Representative, emphasizing that the EU initiative offers the country a chance to end years of stagnation. The good news is that the Government is showing signs that they are ready to implement the written agreement that was adopted in March and has opened the way for the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU to enter into force. However, he said that progress will require concrete results, some of which will be very difficult to deliver. This includes creating new jobs, improving functionality of institutions and the rule of law when it comes to fighting crime and corruption.“I believe that a great deal can be achieved in 2015 if there is renewed commitment within the country and among its political leaders to pull together and work together, to work as one,” the High Representative said.“The alternative is to continue doing what we have seen over and over again: to continue politics from the past that has [driven] the country ever deeper into the crisis at the expense of all its citizens, especially the young,” Mr. Inzko added. There are politicians, however, who may be tempted to follow the “negative and dangerous path,” he said, pointing to recent developments that have directly challenged the Peace Agreement. Of particular concern is the Declaration adopted by the RS National Assembly that challenges the authority of the BiH Constitutional Court. Also of concern is another party document that threatens to hold an independence referendum in Republika Srpska in 2018.“As I have made clear repeatedly, the Peace Agreement does not grant the Entities the right to secede, and any attempt to change the Peace Agreement requires the agreement of all parties,” he said. “The drawing of borders in Bosnia and Herzegovina is behind us. Division and secession are failed strategies that were defeated twenty years ago. Their place is in history books,” the High Representative declared, stressing: “This is the era not of division but of renewed bridge-building. The expanding force of forward-looking people in Bosnia and Herzegovina is getting ever stronger by the day.” Apart form the parties within the country, Mr. Inzko said the international community is “duty bound to recognize the importance of this moment,” and do all it could to help the forces of positive change in Bosnia and Herzegovina reach their “surge capacity.” read more


Mens Basketball No 14 Ohio State returns to Big Ten play against

Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young (25) and sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) defend against a member of South Carolina State’s basketball team during the first half of the game on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 89-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State, for the most part, took advantage of its non-conference play. Adding two double-digit Big Ten wins against Minnesota and Illinois, the Buckeyes have won 12 of 13 games, averaging 78 points per game, allowing opponents to shoot 38.2 percent from the field and recording a scoring margin of 16.1 points. However, in the first game of their permanent return to Big Ten play through the regular season, the Buckeyes will have their toughest task yet this season: No. 8 Michigan State. No. 14 Ohio State (12-1, 2-0 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.8 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 7.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.8 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 16.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apgNo. 8 Michigan State (12-2, 3-0 Big Ten) G — Cassius Winston — Junior, 17.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 7.8 apgG — Joshua Langford — Junior, 15.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.3 apgG — Matt McQuaid — Senior, 7.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.4 apgF — Nick Ward — Junior, 16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.0 apgF — Kenny Goins — Redshirt senior, 6.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.4 apgThe Spartans will come to Columbus, Ohio with the No. 1 scoring offense in the Big Ten, averaging 87.1 points per game and shooting 50.7 percent from the field. Michigan State also holds the No. 1 field goal defense in the conference, allowing opponents to shoot 36.9 percent from the field. Michigan State has two losses in 14 games this season: a 5-point loss to No. 1 Kansas and a 4-point loss to Louisville, both games away from East Lansing. Since the loss to the Cardinals on Nov. 27, the Spartans have won seven-straight games, scoring 75 points or more in six of those games. Ohio State has not allowed an opponent to score 75 points this season, allowing a season-high 72 points to Syracuse in its only loss of the season. Michigan State has been led by its three juniors in the starting lineup,, each averaging double-digit point totals: guard Cassius Winston (17.1), guard Joshua Langford (15.0) and forward Nick Ward (16.4), who is also a Gahanna, Ohio native. In the backcourt, Langford and Winston have proved an ability to shoot consistently from 3-point range, combining to make 43.1 percent of their shots from team, leading the Spartans that are No. 1 in the Big Ten in 3-point shot percentage, making 40.8 percent of attempts. Along with Ward at forward, Michigan State has redshirt senior Kenny Goins, who leads the team with 9.4 rebounds. The Spartans also have some bench depth in the frontcourt, with sophomore forward Xavier Tillman averaging 8.1 rebounds per game and shooting a team-high 70.6 percent from the field in 21.2 minutes per game. The Spartans are the No. 4 team in the country according to KenPom. The highest rated team Ohio State has faced this season is Cincinnati, who, after losing to the Buckeyes, is the No. 22 team in the country. Michigan State will be the first ranked opponent Ohio State will face this season. During the 2017-18 season, the Buckeyes won two of five matchups against ranked teams in the regular season, including a win against No. 1 Michigan State. No. 14 Ohio State and No. 8 Michigan State will tip off at the Schottenstein Center at noon Saturday. read more


Looseness in gaming and betting industry to be addressed Harmon

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStakeholder forum on countering AML/CFT hosted by Gaming AuthorityJune 27, 2018In “latest news”Harmon accuses PPP/C of using scare tactics to turn citizens against BudgetDecember 7, 2016In “Local News”Harmon urges PPP/C Opposition to support BudgetFebruary 12, 2016In “Local News” Minister of State, Joseph HarmonGovernment will be looking to better regulate gaming and betting, as it is concerned over “looseness” in the sector. As a consequence, new legislation is being looked at at the level of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, which will better regulate the sector.This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who was at the time being questioned about increases in allocations to the Gaming Authority, under Details of Subsidies and Contributions to Local Organizations, during the first day of scrutinizing the budget 2019 estimates.The budget estimates show that the authority’s budget went from $21M in 2018 to $40M in 2019.Acknowledging that funding has indeed been boosted for the authority, Harmon cited examples like persons operating without licences.Harmon’s call for better regulation of the sector came on the heels of foreign companies expressing interest in Guyana’s gaming and betting market.Just recently, Jamaican gaming and entertainment company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) said that it has begun a phased operations roll out in Guyana.This is the first time that the company has ventured outside of its home country.In a statement on the venture, SVL said that the business will be operated through Supreme Ventures Guyana Holdings Inc (SVGH) and Supreme Ventures Enterprise Inc.(SVE)It was outlined that SVGH has obtained a Betting Shop Licence from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).Supreme Ventures Group CEO Ann Dawn Young Sang is confident that the market is a viable one that the company can bring much value to Guyana.SVL said it has also acquired a building in the heart of Georgetown from which it will operate a super-store with a lounge and its horseracing business. read more


Inflation relevant

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia’s monetary policy uses a central bank to raise and lower interest rates in order to influence inflation. When inflation is over 3 per cent, the Reserve Bank raises interest rates to stop the economy overheating and when inflation is too low they lower interest rates to stimulate the economy. By keeping inflation within 2 and 3 per cent, they promote stability which promotes employment. So, lately we’ve had interest rates at 4.75 and yet we’ve had two quarters in a row when inflation was well above 3 per cent: 3.6 and 3.9. So it should be time for the Reserve Bank to raise interest rates again. However my company, Yellow Brick Road, has been arguing for a lower official interest rate for several months, because we believe the connection between inflation and interest rates is broken. Raising interest rates punishes those households and businesses that have nothing to do with the cause of the inflation. And economists say that most of Australia’s inflationary pressure comes from the mining sector. Have a look at the latest research from Commonwealth Bank economist, James McIntyre. His team took apart the Reserve Bank’s economic forecasts for the next two years and calculated that over the next two years, the mining sector will grow an average 16 per cent while the non-mining sector will be lucky to see 1.5 per cent. McIntyre says that over the next two years the non-mining sector “is likely to feel like a recession”. It’s time for some questions to be answered: does the RBA want to shut down manufacturing, retail and tourism? Are we being told that the only industry worth being in is mining? Bluescope and OneSteel – Australia’s biggest steel makers – are turning their investment to iron ore mining. Bluescope has closed two blast furnaces and will sack 1000 steel workers. It’s cheaper to send iron ore to China and buy their steel. Qantas is going to sack at least 1000 staff as it tries to establish airlines in Asia. Farmers are selling prime agricultural land to Chinese miners: it’s easier to sell land for coal than it is to grow food. The Reserve Bank is responsible for economic stability and controlling inflation is crucial for the high employment rates that stability promotes. But part of the stability mandate must include explaining the Plan to Australians.And what is the plan? That people living in a 1.5 per cent growth economy have to pay the interest rates that control the inflation in the parallel 16 per cent growth economy? Should we all become miners? Are we fools to be engaged in any other industry? It’s explanation time for the Reserve Bank.last_img read more


Napoli will challenge Juve for the Scudetto Satin

first_imgBruno Satin believes Napoli will be the closest challengers to Juventus in the bid for the Italian Serie A this season.Satin who is the agent of new player Malcuit is assured the right-back was ready to grab his chance when given a competitive debut.“Will he debut against Parma? I don’t know, it’s up to the Coach,” he told CalcioNapoli24 after the Partenopei beat Torino 3-1 to take second place.“I don’t think he has any physical problems, he’s training well, and he can’t wait to take to the field.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“The lad hopes to start playing soon. He’s ready, training well and integrated himself into the squad perfectly. His hair? I didn’t recommend that style to him…“I think Napoli are where they deserve to be. They took a big blow against Sampdoria but recovered by doing well.“Ancelotti? He has huge experience, above all in managing certain situations and giving a squad serenity.“When times are tough, he reassures not only the team but also the club. Napoli the ‘anti-Juventus’? It’s clear they’re the Bianconeri’s biggest rivals, but Juve’s consistency allows them to keep picking up points.”last_img read more


Maddison hails Leicesters great win at Chelsea

first_imgLeicester City midfielder James Maddison has praised their collective performance as they pulled off a shock result at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with 1-0 victory.Maddison provided the assist for Vardy’s 51st-minute winner as Leicester defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but the 22-year-old midfielder attributed their victory to the overall effort of the entire team.“It was a great collective performance today,” Maddison told the club’s website.“We can’t single out individuals because it was a great team performance, it was one of them where we had to dig in.“Ben [Chilwell] and Ricky [Ricardo] were both absolutely outstanding. Ricky has bundles of energy, they both have, and Chilly was up and down that left like he always is.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It wasn’t the prettiest, but you have games like that but you come away with three points and that’s what we came for.“It was a dogged performance. You know you have to dig in at times when you come to Stamford Bridge.“With the talent they have, there are long periods of the game where you have to sit in and defend and throw everything at the cause.“We did that very well today, the lads threw their bodies on the line and we got that one golden chance with Jamie which he stuck away so we’ve got a happy dressing room.”last_img read more


ASA Congratulates Edward Schafer as New Agriculture Secretary

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer on his unanimous Senate confirmation as Agriculture Secretary. The ASA looks forwarded to working with Secretary Schafer on timely and important issues, including the Farm Bill, world trade negotiations and biotechnology approvals, all issues he can positively impact in the coming months.”ASA strongly supports enactment of a new Farm Bill, rather than a one-year or longer extension of the 2002 Act,” said ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean grower from Waterloo, Iowa. “USDA discussions with Congress are critical to attaining a new Farm Bill.”Soybean growers also have key concerns in the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. “ASA is committed to working with USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office to significantly improve market access for soy and livestock farmers, as well as to eliminate trade-distorting differential export taxes used by some of our competitors,” Hoffman said.As Agriculture Secretary, Schafer can also take an important role in pressuring the European Union (EU) to implement a timely and science-based approval system for biotech-derived agricultural products. ASA supports the decision of U.S. trade officials to temporarily suspend action to withdraw concessions for the failures of the European Union to bring its biotech approval process into compliance with the WTO panel ruling. However, ASA warns of dire consequences for European livestock industries if the EU doesn’t speed up its approval process.”Timely approvals of biotechnology are a major concern for soybean growers, especially since there are three pending biotechnology events scheduled for planting in 2009, and a full pipeline of new soybean events making their way toward commercialization over the coming years,” Hoffman said.last_img read more


RBI Orders Tighter Compliance on Suspicion of 32bn Iran Export Scam

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered banks to increase scrutiny and heightened monitoring on export finance deals after investigators uncovered an invoicing scam, which is believed to have impacted almost $3.2 billion in a scheme designed to exploit Western sanctions against the oil exporting nation – Iran.The RBI directive carried no mention of the scheme in itself, which is said to have targeted UCO Bank. A probe is on into the suspected misuse export advances paid out by the state-owned bank.”Banks should exercise proper due diligence and ensure compliance with KYC (know your customer) and AML (anti-money laundering) guidelines so that only bona fide export advances flow into India,” the RBI circular read, on Monday.Under US sanctions, Iran is allowed to accumulate oil export revenue and pay for essential imports.Iran is one of the key suppliers of crude oil to India.Modus OperandiIndia’s financial crime fighting agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED)-led investigations point to a group of nine Iranian nationals, who entered the nation through valid student visas, and later setup various shell companies in a provincial city to gain access to the funds held by Iran’s UCO Bank account.Indian law stipulates advances for export or re-export of goods imported into India, to be covered within 12 months, with proof that an actual delivery had been made.However, investigations reveal that the shipments involving the purchase of diamonds for re-export to Iran never happened. A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an oil terminal on the outskirts of Kolkata November 27, 2013. An Indian delegation will shortly visit Iran to discuss the oil payment mechanism, and will include representatives from the oil ministry, oil companies, refiners and the finance ministry, oil secretary Vivek Rae said on Wednesday. Iran and six world powers reached a deal on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited relief from sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union (EU) that have slashed Tehran’s oil exports.ReutersCurrently ED is trying to determine if India’s foreign exchange law has been violated. It is likely that the agency could also probe money laundering charges as well.Eight firms are said to have been involved in the fictitious transactions, with 925 crore ($150 million) in suspect transactions being confirmed. However, RBI sources estimates put the bogus transaction to involve almost 20,000 crore ($3.2 billion).Iran’s TroublesIran has been accused of wanting to build nuclear weapon, a charge the republic says is false and claims that it is seeking nuclear energy to fuel its industries. Israel and Saudi Arabia are wary of such a move.US and Iran have been at loggerheads since the 1979 establishment of the Islamic republic, after the overthrowing of grossly unpopular Western-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.Since then, the nation has functioned as a theocracy. A customer enters a UCO bank branch as another walks past him, in Mumbai December 4, 2013. UCO Bank, a Kolkata-based state lender that had been among India’s poorer performers, saw revenue and profits surge after it was picked in 2012 to hold rupees for oil payments to Iran, a pile that has grown to more than $3 billion.ReutersThe 2013 election of moderate Hassan Rouhani has seen the nation extend an olive branch to try and sort of differences between the Middle Eastern nation and the major Western powers, and Russia.US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is on a two-day visit to India, starting 11 February, post attending the meeting of finance ministers of the G20 group of nations in Istanbul, Turkey. His department oversees sanctions placed by the US on other nations.CrackdownIndia’s public and private importers book almost 2,20,000 barrels of oil a day. Iran receives 45% of the transaction value in Indian rupees, paid to the UCO bank account of the National Iranian Oil Company. The other 55% is released to Iran, at the approval of the Western powers, in tranches.Iran uses the funds in its Indian rupee account to pay for essentials – food, machinery, medicines and few other goods which do not come under the ambit of the sanctions.For the financial year ended 31 March, 2014, Iran’s trade with India totalled almost $5 billion, reflecting the amount India saved as part of its dollar holdings.On being notified by the ED, UCO bank communicated to the exporters by email that it would no longer facilitate Iran-related transactions by firms who were represented by foreign nationals as company officers.The state-run bank said it had acted promptly after being advised by the ED. It denied any wrongdoing or negligence on its part.A week ago, the bank’s chairman Arun Kaul told media members that the bank’s role in the affair was “very limited,” adding that the bank was in compliance of government and RBI guidelines and directives, and has provided full assistance to the ED investigation.The circumstances necessitate added scrutiny, which is bound to have an effect on Indian trade with Iran, says Ajay Sahai of the Federation of Indian Export organisations. He added that he planned to appeal to the trade ministry, read Reuters.Even as India had hoped for Iranian trade to touch $6 billion for the current fiscal year, statistics for the first seven months show that trade has touched only $2.4 billion.last_img read more


Millie Bobby Brown Praises Stranger Things CoStar for Season 3 Finale

first_imgStay on target Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Is Back With an Upside Down-Inspire…Hopper’s ‘Stranger Things’ Cabin Is Now an Escape Room Millie Bobby Brown, also known as Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things, is praising her co-star, Dacre Montgomery, for his performance during the show’s dramatic Season 3 finale.Billy Hargrove, Montgomery’s character, plays a major role in Stranger Things Season 3, (warning: spoilers ahead!), since he becomes possessed by the Mind Flayer and tries to destroy Hawkins, Indiana, NME reported. However, even though Billy Hargrove wasn’t the nicest person before he was taken over by the Upside Down madness, Eleven’s weird powers allow him to remember his good childhood memories, which enable him to sacrifice himself to save Eleven.center_img Filming this scene wasn’t easy for both stars though: On Sunday, Brown shared an emotional post about the Stranger Things Season 3 finale on Instagram, and gave a shoutout to Montgomery for getting through one of the toughest moments in the series.“Always so considerate and kind to me while filming some of the toughest scenes I’ve ever filmed,” Brown wrote below a picture of her and Montgomery on Instagram. “Mate, you gonna go snatch those awards okurrrr.”You have no idea… https://t.co/LHD1mqdHH4— Dacre Montgomery (@dacremontgomery) June 21, 2019Even though Netflix hasn’t confirmed a fourth season yet for Stranger Things, BGR reported that the story isn’t over yet. Eleven and the Byers left Hawkins for good, but there’s something fishy happening in Russia, and it seems like officials there have managed to trap some sort of grotesque Upside Down creature. Jim Hopper’s location is still unknown, however, fans hope he’s still alive if there’s another Stranger Things season in the works.More on Geek.com:Photos: Behind the Scenes of ‘Stranger Things 3’‘Stranger Things’ Fans Decode Strange Phone Message About Jim HopperMaya Hawke’s Dad Posts Cute ‘Stranger Things’ Instagram Tributelast_img read more


Go for the killer ambience

There are places where you go for the food. Where the ambience doesn’t matter. Even if it’s a roadside shack, you would keep going there just because your stomach growls when your mind visualises your favourite dishes from there. And then there are places where you would want to go for the ambience. And not want to budge an inch even though it might be late and they would want to shut shop for the day. The food? That is an added attraction. FIO is one of these places — where you would want to keep sitting, sipping your drink and munching on something. The ambience is just excellent. That the food is worth munching on is just the icing on the cake. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I went to FIO one fine night, when the air was balmy and the stars were shining bright. The restaurant is bang in the middle of the Garden of Five Senses and has an outdoor sitting area too. And there I sat, to the sound of crickets, greenery all around me. At nearly 10 pm, the place was choc a bloc. On top of that, there was a birthday party going on at the far end. But even that could not take away from the serenity of the place. It is one where you can lose yourself in the quiet beauty. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou get back to modern world when the waiter presents the menu card. It is a tablet which has the menu stored. Click on a dish, see its ingredients and what it looks like and only then place your order. For those unsure of Continental and Mediterranean, here’s the perfect foil. Now no more throwing darts (read ordering) in the dark. I ordered some Bruschette di Pomodoro (see recipe) for antipasti and it was quite good and went perfectly with the strong Long Island Iced Tea that I ordered. Main course consisted some finely made wood-fired pizza. Choices are plenty, also for vegetarians. Ditto for the liquor menu. Next time you want to throw a party or spend a quiet dinner with the man, this is where you should head.DETAILAt: FIO, Gate No. 1, Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab Timings: Noon to 1 am Phone: 9971004531Meal for two: Rs 3,500 + taxes read more


Bihar Utsav 2018 begins at INA

first_imgBihar Foundation Day is celebrated every year on March 22 since the year 2010. To mark the occasion, Department of Industry, Govt. of Bihar is organizing 15-days long “Bihar Utsav 2018 and Handloom and Handicrafts exhibition-cum-sale” at INA, Dilli Haat in the Capital from March 16 to 31. Bihar Utsav 2018 is organized in Delhi by the Bihar Government Department of Industries and BIADA (Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority). The exhibition is decorated by the Axis communication as per the theme of tourism, tradition, art and culture and ambience of Bihar. The exhibition -cum-sale of handicraft and handloom products of Bihar made by artisans of Bihar, showcase art, culture, heritage, tourism, tradition, and the ambience of Bihar. Apart from this, food stall featuring a menu of mouthwatering Bihar cuisine by Bihar tourism at INA Dilli Haat will be also an attraction for this year’s Bihar Utsav in Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo attract the visitors, there will be a 3D replica of historical monuments, tradition art and culture at the entrance gate of Dilli Haat and around 118 stalls of Handloom, Handicrafts. Bhagalpuri silk, Mithila paintings, Siki products, Jute products like Jute jewellery, Tikuli Art, Nepura silk of Nalanda and famous handloom bed sheets of Biharsharif will be some of the great attractions at this festival. On the occasion of Bihar Utsav cultural programmes and musical evenings will be organized between March 22 and 24 at INA Dilli Haat.last_img read more


French tycoons threat shakes Socialist tax plan

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project So when the face of “Made in France” confirmed Sunday that he had applied for dual citizenship in Belgium it struck deep chord in France’s national pride.Despite his protests, many thought it was an attempt to dodge the new Socialist government’s planned 75 percent tax on the country’s wealthiest.One French paper’s front-page headline called him a “rich jerk” on Monday and French President Francois Hollande questioned Arnault’s patriotism.But beyond the name-calling, the debacle highlighted a very French contradiction: A country that prides itself on producing exorbitantly-priced luxury fashion has tax policies that target the very people rich enough to buy French goods.Arnault is the world’s fourth-richest man, whose personal fortune Forbes magazine estimates at $41 billion.His application to Belgium comes as Hollande prepares to implement a 75 percent tax on those that earn more than (EURO)1 million ($1.28 million) a year _ although it was hinted the plan could be watered down.“If I was in his shoes I might also think that I don’t have a choice and would leave,” said 34-year-old Jean-Baptiste Lete, a Paris resident walking in the city Monday. How men can have a healthy 2019 Francois Fillon, France’s former Conservative prime minister, directly blamed the Socialist government’s tax policy.“This will spread like wildfire. And all over the planet they’ll say that France is the country that doesn’t like success,” he said.Others placed the blame firmly on Arnault himself. The Liberation newspaper Monday featured a photo of a smug-looking and immaculately suited Arnault holding a suitcase alongside the headline: “Get lost, rich jerk.”On Monday, LVMH issued a statement saying that Arnault will sue the newspaper for “public insult.”Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici was worried about France’s global image.“He is at the helm of luxury houses whose brands are French symbols,” the minister told BFM TV. “He didn’t realize how it would be perceived, it was sort of irresponsible.”Some critics say the Socialists had it coming, reminding all that Hollande once famously said: “I dislike the rich.”On the other side of the border, the news was greeted with open arms.“Welcome, Mr. Arnault” read Monday’s editorial headline in the Belgian daily La Libre _ which claims the billionaire has been living in a suburb of Brussels for several months already. _______Thomas Adamson can be followed at http://Twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society PARIS (AP) – Bernard Arnault _ the richest man in Europe _ has ignited an uproar in France over taxes, citizenship, patriotism and what policies the government needs to promote growth.It’s a pretty impressive achievement for one little statement.Arnault _ the CEO of French fashion giant LVMH, owner of houses like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior _ is the symbol of France’s treasured luxury fashion industry.center_img (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) It wouldn’t be the first time that Arnault dodged a Socialist named Francois. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1981 when President Francois Mitterrand swept to power _ and returned when the country’s tax policies became more conservative.As a Belgian, Arnault would pay a maximum of 50 percent on his income. More appealingly, he could take advantage of the cherished tax-free status that Belgians hold in Monaco – provided he renounced his French nationality. French nationals living in Monaco are taxed in France.Arnault vociferously denied that his decision had anything to do with tax evasion and said he will continue paying French taxes, but his comments convinced few.“I can’t believe it,” businessman Bernard Tapie was quoted as saying in the Le Parisien paper. “When you’re the citizen of a country, you need to know how to enjoy the good part but also accept the downsides. Symbolically, this is a catastrophe.”The move was being called a public relations disaster that highlights the French economy’s lack of competitiveness. The French are still reeling over British Prime Minister David Cameron’s vow to “roll out the red carpet” for French firms if Hollande followed through on his plan to raise taxes for the wealthy. Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more


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