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In potato belt of western U.P., basic concerns on voters’ minds

first_imgEven as the battle shifts from the sugarcane bowl to the potato belt in western Uttar Pradesh in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, the concerns of the voters remain the same. Ät the Dariyapur polling booth in Bulandshahr, a group of women allege that they had to pay 2,000 rupees to get a cylinder under the Ujjwala scheme. “What is the use of opening bank accounts under Jan-Dhan scheme when there is no money in it?” complained Noor Bano.At Ahmedgarh, Bhola Ram said izzat ghar (toilets), under the government’s campaign for making the region open defecation-free, were being made in homes of those who are government servants or close to the ruling party.Same billAt the Daulatpur booth, Shamshad, a barber, was livid with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Of course, the electricity meters have been installed but the bill always reads ₹800, irrespective of the usage. At the ration shop, often our thumb impressions don’t match or we are told that towers (Internet connection) are not there. This is the reality of digital India.”“Where is the alternative,” asked Kushal Pal Singh in Bhakri village of Hathras (reserved) constituency. “I agree potato farmers are suffering and the promise of doubling the farmer’s income seems like a dream but if the gathbandhan (Opposition alliance) comes to power, we will have Prime Ministers on a weekly basis.”GST woes In Aligarh, on Subhash Road that connects the Muslim-dominated Upper Fort area to the rest of the city, Vivek Varshney, who runs a pharmacy shop, said after casting his vote, “the GST has harmed our business but the important thing is during the Modi rule Muslims don’t show their muscle on the street like they used to during the SP or BSP rule.”In the Jama Masjid area, locals complain that the unorganised lock industry is suffering because of demonetisation and GST. “Plus, the administration sides with the majority community on every issue,” alleged Mohd. Tahir, who runs a hardware business. “Dange nahin huye (There were no riots) but what to expect when chor ke haath main tarazu hai (when the balance of justice lies in the hands of the culprit),” remarked Babbu Khan, waiting for his turn at the Lutfiya Junior High School.Interestingly, Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union President Salman Imtiaz could be seen in queue to vote at the booth.Last year, after the protest over the Jinnah portrait, AMU Students’ Union, for the first time, elected Salman Imitiaz, a non-residential candidate, as its president, arguably to create a connection between the campus and the city. Mr. Imitaz said it was a coincidence but it did give the community “the confidence to resist the fascist forces”. All quiet in AMUMeanwhile it was all quiet on the AMU campus. Asmer Baig, Professor of Political Science at the university, said AMU was not a vote bank for any party. “It was just used by the BJP for political gain like they did with JNU. The BJP had managed to create a sense of victimhood in the majority community.”last_img read more

Alexander Zverev on smashing racquet into pieces at Australian Open: I let my anger out

first_imgFourth seed Alexander Zverev suffered a monumental meltdown at the Australian Open on Monday as she smashed his racquet onto the ground eight times during his straight-set loss to lower-ranked Milos Raonic in the men’s singles fourth round.Zverev, it seemed, was switched off in the first two sets as he was handed a 6-1, 6-1, 6-7 thrashing by the big-serving Canadian at the Rod Laver Arena. Zverev tried to focus and get back into the game after the second set but Raonic made sure there was no late fightback from the German by winning the third-set tiebreaker.Zverev let his frustrations out during the second set after Raonic held his serve and immediately broke to make it 4-1. The 21-year-old took his seat at the courtside chair before smashing his racquet and flinging it out of his sight.Zverev was warned for racquet abuse after the display and, after dropping the set two games later, he left the court and went to the locker room.”Yeah, it made me feel better. I was very angry, so I let my anger out,” Zverev told the media in Melbourne.Zverev was not able to hold his serve throughout the first set and did so just once in the second. This is also the 14th out of 15 times the young German has failed to reach the quarter-final at Grand Slams.A lot was expected of Zverev as he broke the big tournament drought to win the ATP Finals, beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, enroute to the top step of the podium.advertisementShowcasing his disappointment, Zverev added: “I mean, I played bad. The first two sets especially I played horrible.”Yeah, I mean, it’s just tough to name one thing (I did well). I didn’t serve well, didn’t play well from the baseline. Against a quality player like him [Raonic], it’s tough to come back from that.”While Zverev has extra time to prepare for the Sunshine tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, Raonic will face the winner of the ongoing fourth-round match between Borna Coric and Lucas Pouille in the quarter-final on Wednesday.Also Read | Kids club? Naomi Osaka seeks inspiration from Tsitsipas, Tiafoe at Australian OpenAlso Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso See:last_img read more

Ravindra Jadeja’s evolution as Test batsman a sign of changing times in Indian cricket

first_img Ajay Tiwari RanchiOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 21:16 IST Jadeja lines one up en route to his 50 in Ranchi (AP)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja scored a crucial 51 in Ranchi to help setup India’s total of 497Jadeja has been pushed up the order above R Ashwin and Wriddhiman SahaUmesh Yadav too had his moment in the sun with a rollicking 31 of 10 balls”He has gone to the dark side…become a proper batsman. Send him back to No. 7″Former South Africa pacer-turned-commentator Shaun Pollock was getting restless watching Ravindra Jadeja bat in Ranchi on Sunday when he uttered these words on-air. Jadeja was batting on 41 at that time and had already played more than a 100 deliveries by then going on to score his 13th Test 50 (118 balls) before being dismissed the very next ball. Even if you put aside the slightly-partisan humour in Pollock’s comments, it is hard to ignore the underlying sentiment hidden in the statement.Frankly, this is not the Jadeja we know. We have seen the all-rounder slog his way to sword-slinging celebrations many times before. Most Indian cricket fans would remember well his stroke-filled 68 at Lord’s in 2014 or 86* at Kennington Oval 4 years later or his maiden Test hundred vs West Indies at his home ground just last year. But with his latest elevation to No. 6 in the batting order – mind you, ahead of R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha – something seems to be different with Jadeja. As Pollock pointed out, Jadeja seems to be playing more like a proper batsman now. And why shouldn’t he?To answer the question we need to go back a few years to when Jadeja made his Test debut. A lot of people tend to forget this or only use it to poke fun at the Saurashtra all-rounder but it is worth remembering that Jadeja was selected in the longest format on the back of a first-class average of 53.66 to go along with 3 triple-hundreds. Proper batsman, did you say?advertisementJadeja’s promotion to No. 6 hasn’t been out of the blue either. Since India’s 2016 tour of West Indies, he has scored 1226 runs in 40 Test innings at an average of 47.15, with 12 fifties and a hundred (495 runs at 20.62 with a lone 50 before that). The difference of late has been that Jadeja is not just playing at No. 6 but also batting like one.Take, for example, his 91 in the last Pune Test. He took his time early labouring to 9 off 44 before even hitting his 1st boundary. But as India grew desperate for a declaration, Jadeja upped the ante with 82 runs off his last 60 deliveries to grind South Africa in the dirt. In the 2nd innings in Pune, he was sent at No. 4 as India were in search of quick runs. Jadeja responded by smashing 3 sixes on his way to an entertaining 40 off 32 balls to force the issue on South Africa.In Ranchi on Sunday, Jadeja looked set to follow the same template as he knew that his side wasn’t in a safe position when he arrived at the crease. For a batsman who never used to shy away from taking his chances against the spinners, Jadeja was pretty measured in his approach as he hit his first aggressive shot off the tweakers only off the 113th delivery he faced.Basically all this means that Jadeja is now assuming his all-rounder role with more purpose than ever before and it’s a great sign for India, who at times might be tempted to go with a batsman short. As he showed in Pune and Ranchi, Jadeja 2.0 will only make that decision easier.***6, 6, 0, 1, 6, 0, 6, 0, 6, OUT: that’s how Umesh Yadav’s cameo of 31 runs went in Ranchi on Sunday. Umesh had replaced India’s declaration specialist Jadeja with India still 50 runs away from the 500-run mark and only Shahbaz Nadeem and Mohammed Shami to follow. But the fact that Umesh had walked ahead of Shami, was a clear indication of Virat Kohli’s plans. He wanted him to go for his shots. It would be an understatement to say that Umesh didn’t disappoint.By the time his top-edge was caught by Heinrich Klaasen as Umesh tried another one of his swipes, his 31-run innings became the fastest 30+ score in Test history. Within moments of his arrival, Umesh had brought the crowd on its feet after an hour or so of attritional cricket from Jadeja and Ashwin had dared to inspire the spectators towards a nice afternoon nap. As he walked back after his whirlwind knock, he got a huge round of applause from the crowd which could have rivalled the one Rohit Sharma got after his maiden double hundred just a few hours ago. That’s quite high praise. But Umesh wasn’t done yet.When he next returned on the field, he made sure the crowd rose in unison for him again as he bounced out Quinton de Kock with a vicious snorter on the last ball of his one and only over. It was a sight that prompted Sunil Gavaskar, who was on-air at that time, to almost jump in excitement remarking that it was a sign of the changing times seeing Indian bowlers bouncing out foreign batsmen. Who knows what further Umesh could have achieved under fading lights before bad light forced early Stumps. Nonetheless, on Sunday in Ranchi, Umesh and Jadeja could have very well sung the song in unison: the times they are a-changin’.advertisementAlso Read | India vs South Africa, 3rd Test stat wrap: Rohit Sharma and Team India rewrite record books in RanchiAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Umesh Yadav breaks 15-year-old world record in 10 ballsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ravindra JadejaFollow Umesh YadavFollow India vs South Africa Ravindra Jadeja’s evolution as Test batsman a sign of changing times in Indian cricketRavindra Jadeja, in his role as India’s No. 6 has lately defied all odds to pull his team out of trouble with the bat, time and again – a far cry to the swashbuckling left-hander when he emerged onto the international scene.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Custos Rotulorum for St. James to be Officially Installed on April 5, 2018

first_imgGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, will officially install Senior Pastor at the Faith Temple Assembly of God in Montego Bay, Bishop Conrad H. Pitkin J.P. as Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of St. James on April 5.The installation ceremony will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre commencing at 2:00 pm. The function will be opened to the public and guests are being asked to be seated at 1:20 pm.Bishop Pitkin has been a Senior Pastor in the Faith Temple Assemblies of God church since 1988, where he has served in numerous capacities such as Chairman of the Caribbean Executive of Assemblies of God Fellowship, member of the World Fellowship of the Assemblies of God executive, County Bishop, General Secretary, and President of the National Men’s Ministry both locally and internationally.He is actively involved in community service throughout Montego Bay, serving as Chaplain for the Coral Gardens Police Station, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Teachers’ Service Commission among others.Bishop Pitkin can also be credited for conceptualizing and executing initiatives such as a street feeding programme in collaboration with the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI).As Custos, Mr Pitkin will be the representative of the Governor-General in St. James, and as part of his responsibilities, he will serve as Chief Magistrate for the parish, ensuring that there are sufficient Justices of the Peace (JPs) to serve the Lay Magistrate’s Court and communities throughout St. James.In preparation for the installation of the new Custos, all JPs for St. James are being asked to sign the Magistrate’s Roll, at the Faith Temple Assembly church located at 6 Princess Street, Montego Bay.The Magistrate’s Roll will be available for signing Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Roll will also be made available on the day of the installation and after for those who are unable to sign prior to the installation.Bishop Pitkin who was presented with his Instrument of Appointment on January 29, succeeds Hon. Ewen Corrodus, who demitted office on January 31.last_img read more

Towards a dry future

first_imgIndia needs to manage water for 17 per cent population of the world but has only 4 per cent of the world’s freshwater resources. Though annual utilisable water is 690 BCM from surface water sources and 447 BCM from groundwater, water supply is so mismanaged that about two lakh people die every year due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. The burden of unsafe water on an individual is 40 times higher than in China and 12 times higher than even Sri Lanka. With a huge amount of wastewater generated annually, mismanagement of wastewater contaminating both surface and groundwater, lack of liquid waste management, poor sanitation conditions and habits contributed a significant portion of the population suffering from water-borne diseases. Also Read – A special kind of bondAll these have been revealed in the Composite Water Management Index of India released recently by NITI Aayog in association with the newly created Ministry of Jalshakti and the Ministry of Rural Development. In spite of possessing surface water, the country is highly dependent on groundwater resources for day to day survival. India is, therefore, facing the challenge to fulfil its demand through the existing but depleting resources. The increased scarcity of water is affecting the broad spectrum of economic, social and developmental activities of the nation. It not only affects GDP directly in the form of loss of productivity of agriculture, industrial and service sector but also decreases the ability of the nation. The impact of water scarcity is already being severely felt in some regions, and if states and UTs fail to control the situation, it is only going to deteriorate. Also Read – Insider threat managementOver the years, expanding agriculture, growing industrialisation, increasing population and rising standards of living have increased our water demands at the same static supply. Efforts have been made to collect water by building dams and reservoirs and creating groundwater structures such as wells, but mismanagement of resources and lower user-efficiency has resulted in a water-stress situation in the country. Currently, nearly 820 million people in 12 major river basins of India are facing high to extreme water-stress situation. Out of these, 495 million alone belong to the Ganga river basin which generates nearly 40 per cent of the country’s GDP. The scarcity of water resources also has many cascading effects including desertification, risk to biodiversity, industry, energy sector and risk of exceeding the carrying capacity of urban hubs. The overall performance of the states in water management remains well-below of what is required to adequately tackle India’s water challenge. The index has placed 16 states out of 27 stated in low performing category. It is a serious problem because these states account for 48 per cent of the population, 40 per cent of agricultural produce, and 35 per cent of the economic output of India. Large economic contributor states have low-water management scores which can hamper India’s economic progress. Food security of the country is also at risk on account of poor performance of the agriculturally sound states. Achieving food security for India, with its rising population, is going to be a significant challenge, and water scarcity will make the goal tougher to attain. India will host more than 1.5 billion people by 2030, and serving the food needs of its entire population will be a daunting task. Water shortages in the country are going to make this task harder. Wheat and rice, India’s two major staple crops, are already being affected by water-related issues. About 74 per cent of the area under wheat cultivation and 65 per cent of the area under rice cultivation faces significant levels of water scarcity. These trends are expected to only get worse if immediate measures are not taken. Estimates suggest that the water demand-supply gap in agriculture could be as high as 570 BCM by 2030. Groundwater resources, which account for 62 per cent of irrigation water, are declining in 52 per cent of the cases and highlight a serious water concern for the agriculture sector. Urban hubs are likely to witness severe water shortages in the future, which could risk urban growth in India and reduce the quality of life for urban citizens. India’s urban population is expected to reach 600 million by 2030, and fulfilling its water needs will be a great challenge. Estimates suggest that the demand-supply gap for the domestic sector will stand at 50 BCM in 2030, with the demand expected to double by that time. The present situation is also not ideal. Five of the world’s 20 largest cities under water stress are in India, with Delhi being second on the list. Additionally, 8 million children below the age of 14 in urban India are at risk due to poor water supply. Estimates suggest that industrial water requirement will also quadruple between 2005 and 2030, highlighting the significant rise in demand by the sector over time. Additionally, a recent study reports that industries will need to draw three times the water compared to their actual consumption by 2030 due to water efficiency challenges. Water shortages are already impacting the sector in the form of erratic and insufficient water supply, hampering production processes and efficiency. 70 per cent of India’s thermal power plants are also likely to face high water stress by 2030, severely hampering India’s energy production and economic activity. As the water crisis worsens, India is also facing great environmental risks threatening numerous species of flora and fauna. 30 per cent of Indian land is impacted by desertification and land degradation, and this outcome is strongly linked to poor water management. The Ministry of Jal Shakti, therefore, must stop the mismanagement of water to save lives and must find a solution to the problem created due to scarcity of water. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Special forces operating on borrowed time need more troops general

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s elite special forces soldiers risk being run ragged after spending three years deployed in Iraq, as well as in several other lesser-known places around the globe, their deputy commander warns.That’s why Brig.-Gen. Peter Dawe says the federal government’s plan to add 600 more troops to the ranks of the special forces is not only welcome, it’s necessary, considering the threats Canada faces now — and can expect to face in the future.“The reality is that we deliver the effects that the government deems appropriate, that they direct us to deliver,” Dawe said in an interview with The Canadian Press.“And we’ve been doing it for a while, frankly, on borrowed time. We’ve been working our folks very hard. A brutal operational tempo.”The plan to grow Canada’s special forces is one of the many measures included in the Liberal government’s new defence policy, which promised more than $62 billion in new military spending over the next 20 years.The expected growth is nothing to sneeze at, given the military currently has only about 2,000 special forces personnel, most of which are divided between four different units.Those include Joint Task Force 2, the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, a special helicopter detachment and a unit that specializes in responding to biological, chemical and nuclear incidents.Most of the attention since August 2014 has been on their mission in Iraq, where members have been helping Kurdish forces and, more recently, the Iraqi army in their fight against the Islamic State group.That includes one JTF2 sniper who recently shot and killed an ISIL fighter from more than 3.5 kilometres away, shattering the previous record for longest kill shot.Dawe said many of his soldiers have done multiple tours in Iraq — a number that is likely to increase after the government announced last week that the military will stay in the country another two years.But Iraq isn’t the only place where Canadian special forces have been recently operating.There have also been smaller missions to different parts of Africa, southeast Asia and Central America, where the Canadian soldiers have helped train local forces fighting extremist groups or organized crime.Such demands for Canadian expertise show no signs of diminishing given the spread of ISIL and other violent extremism to different countries.“For the most part, much of the work that we do is in the realm of capacity building,” Dawe said.“When there’s a bit of a violent extremist organization nexus or the need for more generically speaking counter-terrorism sort of capacity, then that’s really sort of our bailiwick.”Western governments, including Canada, have also increasingly turned to special forces in recent years as a way to intervene in conflicts overseas without having to deploy thousands of troops, like in Afghanistan.Dawe said his soldiers have successfully and repeatedly demonstrated their professionalism and prowess in Iraq and other parts of the world, but that there are concerns the force is being overworked.“We’ve done a pretty good job of managing it, I would tell you, but in some areas we need additional depth because we’re not deep enough,” he said.“When we keep going back to the well for the same sort of capabilities over and over again, it gets very taxing. And not only on the members, but on their families.”And while adding 600 more soldiers to the mix will go a long way to addressing those concerns, new special forces personnel can’t simply be recruited off the street — suitable candidates need experience and specific skills and traits.“It’s a complex problem,” Dawe acknowledged, “but one we’re very confident we’ll be able to tackle.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

UN health agency helps Uganda respond to case of deadly Marburg disease

At the Ugandan Government’s request the UN World Health Organization (WHO), along with partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), will provide ongoing support in epidemiology, ecological studies, field communications, supplies and logistics, the agency said in a statement today.Containment and control measures implemented so far by the Health Ministry are in accordance with international best practice, it added.A 29-year-old man working in a mine in western Uganda was admitted to hospital on 7 July and died on 14 July, while the disease was confirmed by laboratory diagnosis on 30 July, WHO said.The man had had prolonged close contact with a 21-year-old co-worker with a similar illness to whom he had been providing care. The 21-year-old had developed symptoms on 27 June and was hospitalized with a haemorrhagic illness. He then recovered and was discharged on 9 July.The disease begins with severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and chest and lung pains, often leads to severe haemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. There are indications that close contact with bodily fluids of infected people, as in health care or burial, increases the risk of infection, but to date there have been no reported cases among health care workers in Uganda.The worst ever outbreak of Marburg, which occurs very rarely and appears to be geographically confined to a few countries in Africa, killed nearly 250 people in Angola in 2005.The disease, of the same family as Ebola, was first identified in 1967 during simultaneous outbreaks affecting laboratory workers in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The outbreaks, which involved 31 cases and seven deaths, were subsequently linked to contact with infected monkeys imported from Uganda. 3 August 2007The United Nations health agency is helping the Government of Uganda in outbreak response and containment activities following a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease, a rare but highly fatal haemorrhagic illness with epidemic potential, but there is at present no indication of a need to restrict travel or trade with the East African country. read more

Cholera cases increasing in Haiti and Dominican Republic UN reports

24 June 2011Cases of cholera are on the rise in Haiti and neighbouring Dominican Republic, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, saying more than 18,000 new cases in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, have been recorded recently. “This increase may be partly due to the beginning of the rainy season and the flooding that hit the capital,” WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.“Data from the Ministry of Public Health of Haiti showed that since the beginning of the outbreak til 12 June, there had been 344,623 cases of cholera and 5,397 deaths,” he added. The cholera epidemic in Haiti first erupted last October.In the Dominican Republic, the health ministry reported that since the first cases were reported in the country late last year, there have been 1,727 confirmed cases, including 46 deaths. The ministry is continuing its epidemiological research and response, which included improving water quality and sanitation services, and public awareness campaigns on prevention.Mr. Jasarevic said that the occupancy rate of the 2,300 beds in cholera treatment centres in Haiti and the cholera treatment units in the Port-au-Prince Metropolitan area was about 72 per cent.Access to clean water and proper sanitation in Haiti remains the main challenge in fighting the epidemic, according to WHO. read more

Two killed in Hanwella clash

Two people were killed following a clash involving two groups in Hanwella today.The Police said that one youth was initially hacked to death and another person was later killed in retaliation over the first murder.

From Luxembourg to Saskatchewan Woman on quest to find family Julie Chare. (Photo courtesy of Julie Chare) Julie Chare / Submitted Julie Chare’s father Albert Long in 1942. (Photo courtesy of Julie Chare) Although she never met any of her Canadian relatives — with the exception of a single brief visit from her grandmother — Saskatchewan still held a place in her heart growing up.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I always felt a part of Canada,” she said.“It’s difficult to explain. Even though I’m not a Canadian citizen and I never was … both my parents were Canadian citizens and they always said we are Canadian citizens as well as British.“There was some sort of bonding there.”There was very little communication between Chare’s immediate family and her relatives in Saskatchewan. She said each year the families would mail each other Christmas presents and recalled how one year she received a locally-made necklace and earring set that she still treasures.“That was the only contact we really had because we didn’t have a phone. It was just by mail,” she explained.After her father passed away in 1987 and she moved to Luxembourg, Chare lost touch with her relatives in Roch Percee. But in recent years, she has spent a significant amount of time researching the area online. Julie Chare is pictured here on her wedding day with her father Albert Long in 1970. (Photo courtesy of Julie Chare) When Roche Percee experienced a devastating flood in 2011, Chare followed local reports of the event.“It felt devastating to see the damage done by the flood, even though I didn’t know exactly where (my family) lived or anything,” she said.Now, she is hoping to reconnect with any relatives she might still have in Saskatchewan when she plans to visit with her husband next May. She also plans to tour the area to see the places her parents talked about.A number of her relatives are buried in the Bienfait cemetery, including her grandfather Ernest Long (who passed away in 1958) and her uncle Stanley Long (who passed away in 1991). She believes one of her uncles owned a farm near Roche Percee or Estevan.“I grew up with these names and yet no details,” she said. “To see these places that my parents talked about but I’ve never seen … to me it’s quite important.” Julie Chare / Submitted Julie Chare / Submitted Growing up in England, Julie Chare often heard her parents mention Saskatchewan places like Roche Percee and Estevan and the relatives she had there. Now the 71-year-old is trying to track down long-lost relatives in the hopes of finally meeting them.Chare’s grandparents Amy and Ernest Long moved to Canada from the English town of Rugby in 1919 when her father, Albert Long, was just two years old. They settled on a farm near Roche Percee, where they had four more children — Stanley, Ruby, Gladys and Robert.At age 25, Albert volunteered for the Canadian army during the Second World War. While stationed on the south coast of England, he met Evelyn George, whom he married in England in 1942. When the war ended three years later, George travelled to Canada as a war bride to be with her new husband in Roche Percee, where they lived for a while. But after struggling to purchase a farm, the couple moved back to England in 1947.Just months after moving back to England Chare was born. read more

Four Kosovo Albanians indicted for war crimes UN mission

An international prosecutor in Pristina charged Latif Gashi, Naim Kadriu, Nazif Mehmeti and Rrustem Mustafa (alias Commander Remi) on Tuesday with 11 counts of illegal arrest and detention, inhumane treatment, torture and murder.Pursuant to a request by the prosecutor, Mr. Gashi, Mr. Kadriu and Mr. Mehmeti were arrested on 28 January. On 13 August, the investigating judge expanded the probe to include the Mr. Mustafa, the KLA commander for the “Llap” Zone in 1998 and 1999. The judge concluded the investigation on 8 November.The defendants remain in detention pending trial, UNMIK said.Meanwhile in New York, the Security Council has agreed to send a mission to Kosovo and to Belgrade next month.The team would travel to the region from 13 to 17 December under the leadership of Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway. read more

Environmental study for Tia Maria copper project PFS filed for Zgounder silver

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 16 prefeasibility studies, four feasibility studies, and 13 projects in development, two existing operations that are expanding, and four projects that have gone into production as well as many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 15 gold projects, six copper projects, three vanadium and rare earth projects, two phosphate, uranium and iron ore, and one diamond, silver and manganese projects. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.YTC Resources recently placed an order with Gekko Systems to design, build, install and commission a robust polymetallic plant to recover gold, silver, lead and zinc. YTC’s Hera gold-base metal deposit is situated some 100 km southeast of Cobar and is hosted in Cobar Basin rocks. The region also boasts the mineral deposits at CSA, Peak Gold Mines and Endeavor.Southern Copper Corp (SCC), the largest copper producer in Peru and Mexico, has presented a new EIS to the Peruvian government for its $1 billion Tía María copper project, BNamericas reports. The company submitted the new study to Peru’s energy and mining ministry (MEM) after holding two public workshops with local communities last month.Maya Gold & Silver has announced that it has filed on SEDAR today the PFS for its Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco. The results from the PFS demonstrate the economic viability of the Zgounder Mine based on the mineral reserves derived from resources that were outlined by GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. The PFS highlighted that a significant amount of inferred resources are present which have the potential to be converted to reserves with additional drilling, and there remains an excellent exploration potential to further expand the size of the existing mineral inventory.Intra Energy Corp (IEC) has announced that it has completed a maiden JORC Resource Estimate for the Kopakopa project within the North Rukuru EPL376/2013 tenement in northern Malawi. Total coal resources are now reported at 23.9 Mt comprising 3.5 Mt Measured, 4.9 Mt Indicated and 15.4 Mt Inferred category coal.last_img read more

Multotec to supply Continuous Ion Filtration CIF systems in Africa

first_imgApplying continuous ion filtration (CIFTM) in the mining industry will bring significant benefits, and Multotec is poised to do this following its recent announcement that the company will be launching water processing solutions in Africa in partnership with Australian company CleanTeQ. Multotec will be the African representative for the CleanTeQ range of ionic filtration systems, and a phased rollout of the systems is planned during 2014.“This is a significant coup for Multotec and the team is excited about the prospects for the treatment of mine wastewater and acid mine drainage (AMD). By applying the CIF technology to the mining industry, we will be able to contribute to the drive to preserve our valuable water resources,” says CJ Liebenberg, Environmental Process Engineer at Multotec.While CIF is based on ion exchange (IX), a technology that has been on the market for over 50 years, it also resembles continuous sand filtration with the salient differences being that CIF uses charged IX resin beads instead of sand as its filtration medium, and it “filters” dissolved solids out of solution in addition to suspended solids. This feature of CIF distinguishes it from its competitors in the conventional IX market as it allows for the elimination of a pre-treatment stage to remove solids.Each CIF module comprises a series of columns each designed for a specific function – ionic filtration, resin washing (pre-elution wash), resin regeneration and resin rinsing (post-elution wash). Resin moves as a packed bed in the columns with resin continuously being transferred from the bottom of each stage to the next. Counter-current operation ensures optimum mass transfer and continual high contaminant removal.Liebenberg explains that the CIF technology complements the other products and services in Multotec’s portfolio. “Multotec’s core business is the supply of products and services to the mining and mineral beneficiation industries including solid/liquid separation equipment such as centrifuges and filter presses. Our aim is to assist in the alleviation of water shortage issues and to encourage sustainable development in South Africa. Mining is often regarded as being a non-sustainable enterprise from an environmental perspective and we would therefore like to become part of the solution, rather than the perceived problem.”He continues that treatment of mine water and AMD with containerised systems is considered to be niche markets for CIF.The CIF process is similar, in some respects, to the Gyp-CIX process that was considered by the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP) for the treatment of AMD. CIF differs in a few respects. These include that lower flow rate requirements in CIF allows for a much smaller clarifier than would be required in Gyp-CIX. This attribute is the result of regeneration columns being continuously agitated, eliminating the need for a high flow rate to keep resin and formed gypsum in suspension. Flow rate, in turn, impacts on the power requirements of the process with CIF requiring less power due to its lower flow rate requirements. These factors result in lower operating and capital requirements than Gyp-CIX.Liebenberg points out that CIF technology has had significant success in the treatment of coal seam gas (CSG) associated water in Australia. There are indications that such activities might take place in southern Africa in the near future, and this will therefore be a significant market for CIF.Although the cost of a CIF system is application-specific, it tends to be superior to other technologies on the market, especially reverse osmosis, both with respect to capex and opex. In fact, depending on the CIF product selected – CIF single stage, DeSALx or HiROx – it can be up to 50% more cost effective than conventional technologies. This is primarily due to its simplicity, use of low-cost regeneration chemicals and low power requirements. Zero to minimal pre-treatment is generally required, especially because the system can operate in the presence of up to 40% solids by weight.Additional to the benefits of CIF mentioned previously are that water recoveries exceeding 95% are achievable. The fact that it is fully automated enables the system to operate independently and to be controlled remotely. Due to its simplicity it is easily operated and maintained eliminating the need for highly skilled labour. Access to remote locations is allowed for as the containerised systems are mobile. Finally, potentially valuable by-products like gypsum can be produced in a saleable form using CIF.last_img read more

A history of couture in 100 dresses

first_imgFROM BALENCIAGA TO Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and John Galliano, a landmark exhibition due to open in Paris on Saturday traces the history of haute couture through some of the most exquisite dresses ever made.The exhibition for the first time gathers more than 100 iconic creations from 150 years of fashion accompanied by archive photographs and drawings.The story begins with an 1895 high-necked tea dress in green velvet and silk by the man considered the father of haute couture, Briton Charles Frederick Worth.Worth, from Lincolnshire in eastern England, opened for business in central Paris in 1858 at 7, Rue de la Paix; others followed and by 1911 the Paris Haute Couture Association had been formed.At an exhibition of decorative arts held in the French capital in 1925, 75 couture houses were represented.Highlights from the 1920s and 1930s include Jeanne Lanvin’s 1929 black taffeta “Bel Oiseau” (Beautiful bird) dress and a 1932 ivory silk robe by Madeleine Vionnet so timeless it could have been made yesterday.By 1930, economic circumstances forced a contraction with collections slimmed down from a staggering 400 designs to 100, according to exhibition curator Olivier Saillard, director of Paris’s Galliera fashion museum.“They (the fashion houses) had already seen the disappearance – as a result of the First World War – of their aristocratic customers who used to come to Paris a lot,” he said.Elsa Schiaparelli wearing a Coco Chanel creation in 1937. (Topham Picturepoint/PA Images)Nevertheless, in 1935, Chanel alone was employing 4,000 workers to make 28,000 pieces a year.World War II also hit the industry and in 1945 the number of designs per collection was again reduced to 75.In 1947, Christian Dior opened his own couture house, followed in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Cardin. By 1953, there were some 59 couture houses.1968: A Pierre Cardin outfit epitomising the modern look of the 1960s woman. (AP Photo)For Saillard, the 1930s were the stylistic “golden age” of haute couture for which Paris is famed, along with the 1950s.Among the creations representing this charmed fashion decade is “Palmyre”, a strapless Christian Dior embroidered evening dress.“All designers go back to the 1950s, fashion has not really changed,” said Saillard.In 1961, Yves Saint Laurent founded his own fashion house and presented his first collection the following year.By 1973, however, the number of houses was down to 25, employing 3,120 people, and by 1990 that figure was a mere 928.Yves Saint-Laurent as a 21-year-old designer for Christian Dior couture in 1957. Four years later, he created his own fashion house. (AP Photo)Today around 20 houses are involved in haute couture, organising shows twice yearly in January and July, with about a dozen of those belonging to the haute couture association and able to meet its strict criteria such as the amount of work done in house by hand.The entire industry is based on an estimated several hundred customers worldwide, although designers report that numbers are rising due to new customers from newly-rich parts of the world such as China, Russia and Brazil.The exhibition brings the Paris couture story into the modern era with a figure-hugging beige lycra dress by Alaia from 1990 and a 2008 purple satin ball gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior.A John Galliano gown for Dior’s S/S 2008 haute couture collection. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)Visitors can judge for themselves how sustainable couture is in the 21st century, but Saillard says he finds it reassuring that “there are not only houses such as Dior and Chanel but also (Jean Paul) Gaultier where younger people work in this heritage craft and which try to safeguard the skills”.Meanwhile, the number of people employed in the wider fashion world is today estimated at 60,000 in Paris alone.“Paris Haute Couture” runs until 6 July at the capital’s Hotel de Ville. Admission is free.- © AFP, 2013last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_img EVERY MORNING brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #FIRE: A large fire at Douglas Shopping Centre yesterday evening has been brought under control. 2. #TEXAS: At least fire people have died and many others have been wounded after a gunman opened fire at random in the US state of Texas last night.3. #DART: Dart passengers have reported a number of incidents involving assaults, sexual harassment, racist abuse and intimidation on board services since the middle of last year.4. #DIABETES: Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil has said the HSE must establish a National Diabetes Registry after the health service revealed it was unable to estimate the prevalence of the disease in Ireland.5. #BREXIT: The Home Office has denied claims that the deadline for EU citizens who live in the UK to apply to remain there post-Brexit has changed.6. #SHOWDOWN: Dublin will face Kerry this afternoon in the All-Ireland senior football final. 7. #HUAWEI: While countries around the world raise security concerns, Ireland remains silent when it comes to phone manufacturer Huawei. 8. #TARIFFS: The US has imposed new tariffs of €101 billion on Chinese imported goods, the BBC has reported.9. #BACKSTOP: Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has insisted that he will not scrape the Irish backstop.  1 Comment Share Tweet Email 7,818 Views Sep 1st 2019, 8:46 AM Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 8:45 AM The 9 at 9: Sunday Here’s what you need to know as you start your day. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Hayley Halpin Image: Shutterstock/Aquarius Studio Image: Shutterstock/Aquarius Studiolast_img read more

De la mémoire flash gravée en 25 nm

first_imgDe la mémoire flash gravée en 25 nmÉtats-Unis – Micron et Intel ont lancé leur première puce flash gravée en 25 nm. Ce progrès permettra de réaliser des composants plus performants à moindre coût.Micron et Intel possèdent désormais une longueur d’avance sur la concurrence. En lançant leur première mémoire gravée en 25 nm, les deux entreprises ont réalisé un bond en avant : “Nous comptons repousser encore les limites de la miniaturisation. Cette technique de gravure aura des avantages importants pour nos clients, grâce à une densification des solutions médias”, explique Brian Shirley, vice-président memory group chez Micron.Désormais, grâce à cette technologie, les composants seront plus performants, moins gourmands en énergie et moins coûteux. Pour le moment, les entreprises utilisent des composants 34 nm. Les puces en 25 nm devraient être disponibles au deuxième trimestre 2010.Le 2 février 2010 à 16:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Black Panther Best Picture Nod Brings Oscars Into MCU

first_img Wakanda Forever: New Fish Named After ‘Black Panther’ HomeThe Best ‘Avengers’ Toys Ten years after The Dark Knight’s infamous Oscar snub (among other things) caused the Academy to expand the Best Picture pool to ten potential nominees, a superhero movie, Black Panther, has finally been nominated for best movie period at the Academy Awards. All it took was a healthy dose of Afrofuturism and priming audiences to broaden their horizons… by giving the top prize to a movie about fish sex along with tons of other genre movies at last year’s Oscars.Along with Best Picture, Black Panther is also up for awards for its gorgeous costumes and production design, as well as its music composed in part with Kendrick Lamar. And of course T’Challa himself should appear in the “In Memoriam” section as the show airs before his inevitable resurrection in Avengers: Endgame.Other nifty news out of this year’s Oscars? Netflix finally has a Best Picture contender with Roma. Spike Lee has gotten his long overdue first nomination with BlackKkKlansman. With Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse up for best animated picture, two Black superheroes movies might win this year. But unfortunately Sorry To Bother You, the actual best movie of 2018, is nowhere to be found because it’s way too cool.Here’s your full list of 2018 Academy Awards nominees. Watch our reviews of the nominated films. And catch the show itself on February 24.Best PictureBlack Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born ViceActress in a Leading RoleYalitza Aparicio, RomaGlenn Close, The WifeOlivia Colman, The FavouriteLady Gaga, A Star Is BornMelissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?Actor in a Leading RoleChristian Bale, ViceBradley Cooper, A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe, At Eternity’s GateRami Malek, Bohemian RhapsodyViggo Mortensen, Green BookDirectingSpike Lee, BlacKkKlansmanPaweł Pawlikowski, Cold WarYorgos Lanthimos, The FavouriteAlfonso Cuarón, RomaAdam McKay, ViceActor in a Supporting RoleMahershala Ali, Green BookAdam Driver, BlacKkKlansmanSam Elliott, A Star Is BornRichard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?Sam Rockwell, ViceActress in a Supporting RoleAmy Adams, ViceMarina de Tavira, RomaRegina King, If Beale Street Could TalkEmma Stone, The FavouriteRachel Weisz, The FavouriteAdapted ScreenplayThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs BlacKkKlansman Can You Ever Forgive Me? If Beale Street Could Talk A Star Is BornOriginal ScreenplayThe Favourite First Reformed Green Book Roma ViceCinematographyCold War The Favourite Never Look Away Roma A Star Is BornProduction DesignBlack Panther The Favourite First Man Mary Poppins Returns RomaCostume DesignThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs Black Panther The Favourite Mary Poppins Returns Mary Queen of ScotsFilm EditingBlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book ViceForeign Language FilmCapernaum (Lebanon)Cold War (Poland)Never Look Away (Germany)Roma (Mexico)Shoplifters (Japan)Documentary FeatureFree SoloHale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons RBGDocumentary Short SubjectBlack Sheep End Game Lifeboat A Night at the Garden Period. End Of SentenceAnimated Feature FilmIncredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseAnimated Short FilmAnimal Behaviour Bao Late Afternoon One Small Step WeekendsLive Action Short FilmDetainment Fauve Marguerite Mother SkinOriginal ScoreBlack Panther BlacKkKlansman If Beale Street Could Talk Isle of Dogs Mary Poppins ReturnsOriginal Song“All The Stars” from Black Panther“I’ll Fight” from RBG“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns“Shallow” from A Star Is Born“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster ScruggsVisual EffectsAvengers: Infinity War Christopher Robin First ManReady Player One(???)Solo: A Star Wars StoryMakeup and HairstylingBorder Mary Queen of Scots ViceSound EditingBlack Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man A Quiet Place RomaSound MixingBlack Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man Roma A Star Is Born Stay on targetlast_img read more

Trump still inflexible on N Korea

first_imgUS president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down for a dinner during the second US-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on 27 February 2019. Photo: ReutersIn Hanoi, Donald Trump overturned the widely held assumption he would be willing to settle for an interim agreement on North Korea’s denuclearisation.But despite the breakdown of the summit and the atmosphere of skepticism that now abounds, the US president seems determined to stick with his “all or nothing” approach, betting on his personal “chemistry” with Kim Jong Un to save the day.Trump insisted Friday his relationship with Kim “remains good” even as his aides attempted to paper over the collapse of the high-stakes second summit which concluded last week without even a modest deal on reducing Pyongyang’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.”Nobody in the administration advocates a step-by-step approach,” a senior state department official told reporters this week.In other words, Washington wants what administration officials have called a “big deal” — “the complete elimination of their weapons of mass destruction program,” the state department official said.In return, Washington would ease the pain of the crippling sanctions that have strangled the isolated North’s economy.”It really seems there’s an all or nothing approach right now from the administration,” Frank Aum, a former advisor to the Pentagon, said at a recent meeting hosted by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).”That seems to be backtracking” which “the Kim regime would not be very happy about,” Aum added.It’s a position that has taken many observers by surprise given how, in the run-up to the summit, the administration dropped numerous hints it was willing to take a more incremental approach to the talks.”In no rush” was how Trump repeatedly described his stance — a position echoed by his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who emphasised: “We’ve always known this would be a long process.”The administration’s point man on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, said the US would be prepared to pursue commitments “simultaneously and in parallel” while suggesting there was room for maneuver when it came to sanctions.That created the impression that Washington could be willing to countenance the step-by-step disarmament and sanctions relief sought by Pyongyang.Trust deficitBut when Kim proposed dismantling the Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for lifting the main sanctions, Trump refused.”It has very much been characteristic of past negotiations to take an incremental approach to this that stretches it out over a long period of time, and quite honestly, has failed on previous occasions,” the senior state department official said.In Washington, the new line has been interpreted as a victory for National Security Advisor John Bolton, long a hawk on North Korea, over Pompeo and Biegun.Even as Washington increasingly turns its attention toward next year’s presidential election, the administration exhumed a goal that has long been buried and seen as unrealistic by experts: the total denuclearisation of North Korea by the end of Trump’s term in 2021.For Jenny Town of the 38 North think tank, the lack of even a partial accord has meant “we have lost that momentum” created by last year’s rapprochement.”You already see things starting to spiral downwards,” Town said.Satellite imagery analysed by her organisation revealed that Pyongyang has begun rebuilding a long-range rocket launch site it had promised to dismantle, and North Korea’s official news agency has now overtly blamed the US for the failure of the summit.The “all or nothing” approach has “always failed because (of) two mutually distrustful actors,” Town said at a recent conference.The Kim dynasty has long seen nuclear weapons as a security guarantee against what it perceives as the hostile, bellicose intentions of the United States.”What this administration tries to do is to show that there is no hostile intent,” Joseph Yun, a former US special representative for North Korea policy, said at the USIP meeting.”But that’s a tough thing to prove and we’re kind of stuck at that, which is why the North Koreans are asking that we go on a step-by-step approach to have a better foundation on that trust fact.”What happens now?So what next? Washington hopes to resume working-level talks as soon as possible, and has reacted in a measured way to revelations about the rebuilding of the rocket test site.US officials say the main goal for now is to make sure the North Koreans do not resume testing in any way, including of space launch vehicles.Trump is even ready for a third summit — he is convinced, as ever, that his personal relationship with Kim will be the difference at the end of the day.For Town, this represents an “opportunity” for the North Koreans, who “are very aware that this is an unconventional president,” seeing as “they didn’t have a good track record with the conventional presidents.”last_img read more

7 dogs removed from owner and put down

first_imgSeven crossbreed dogs were put down on Friday (February 3) after Annamarie Koen from the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) went to Ezakheni and removed the dogs from their owner.“The dogs were in a terrible state and poor condition,” said Annamarie.Due to their health, the animals were put down.Read more: Dog removed from owner and Abused dog put down The owner of the dogs was issued with a warning and is not allowed to keep animals.The AACL will be going out to check on the owner to make sure he sticks to the order.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Eight dead in car bomb attack at Colombian police school

first_imgA car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said.The attack happened at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Officer’s School in the south of Bogota during a promotion ceremony for cadets.Fanny Contreras, the armed forces’ health inspector, told local radio the car “entered (the school compound) suddenly, almost hitting the police and then there was the explosion.”Early images from City TV showed ambulances traveling through the area close to the school in the south of Bogota.“All Colombians reject terrorism and we’re united in fighting it,” President Ivan Duque tweeted.Vowing to “bring to justice” those responsible for the attack, Duque added: “COLOMBIA is sad but will not bow to violence.”A security council meeting that Duque was due to attend outside the capital has been canceled, with the president saying he would return to Bogota immediately.The defense ministry said an investigation has been opened “to find those responsible for this terrorist act.”Ecuador’s center-left President Lenin Moreno said he would call Duque to “express all our solidarity with our Colombian brothers.” People wait for news outside the site of an explosion on a police cadet training school in Bogota on January 17, 2019.  (Juan Barreto / AFP)Right-wing Duque, who assumed power in August, has peddled a tough line against Marxist rebels and drug traffickers in the largest cocaine producer in the world.Peace talks with ELN guerrillas that stalled before Duque replaced Juan Manuel Santos as president have not been restarted.Duque has made several demands, including the release of all hostages, as prerequisites to kick-starting the peace process, but the ELN has dismissed those as unacceptable.Since Santos signed a historic peace accord with FARC guerrillas in 2016, turning the former rebels into a political party, the ELN remains the last recognized armed group in a country that has suffered more than half a century of conflict.Bogota also suffered a pair of major attacks in 2017.In February of that year, the ELN claimed responsibility for an attack on a police patrol in the Macarena neighborhood that left one officer dead and several seriously wounded.In June, three people —including a Frenchwoman— were killed and nine others injured in an attack on a shopping mall that authorities blamed on a fringe left-wing group called the Revolutionary People’s Movement (MRP), which had previously been accused of carrying out low-impact attacks in the capital. Security forces stand guard outside the police cadet training school in Bogota, where an apparent car bomb attack left at least four people dead and 10 injured on January 17, 2019.  (Juan Barreto / AFP)This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica.We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia Colombian police bust child sex network run by Israelis UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenderslast_img read more