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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Denmark

Rabat – Morocco condemned, on Monday, the terrorist attacks that hit the Danish capital this past Saturday and expressed its solidarity with Denmark. The terrorist act, which targeted a cultural center and synagogue claimed the lives of two people and injured four.“Following the armed attack that targeted on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, a cultural center and a synagogue in the Danish capital, killing two and injuring four, the Kingdom of Morocco expresses its condemnation of this terrorist act, extends its condolences and compassion to the families of the two victims and wishes swift recovery to the wounded, while expressing its solidarity with the Kingdom, government and people of Denmark,” said a statement by the ministry of foreign affairs. “The Kingdom of Morocco reiterates its rejection of all forms of terrorism and acts of violence linked to religious extremism, regardless of the motives and parties behind them, and calls again for the need to avoid stirring tensions about tolerant heavenly religions, offending religious beliefs and despising prophets and messengers,” it concluded. read more

UN tribunal transfers Bosnian Serb convicted over Srebrenica massacre to Finland

Momir Nikolić, 52, became the 26th person to be transferred by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which sits in The Hague in the Netherlands, to another European country to serve out the remainder of his custodial sentence. As a result of agreements signed by countries and the ICTY, men or women convicted by the Tribunal are now serving their sentence in Austria, Germany, Spain, Norway, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom. Mr. Nikolić pleaded guilty in May 2003 to one count of crimes against humanity (persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds) after prosecutors agreed to drop other charges and Mr. Nikolić agreed to testify in other trials at the ICTY. The trial chamber later sentenced him to 27 years’ jail, but the term was reduced on appeal in March last year. A teacher by profession, Mr. Nikolić was mobilized into the Bosnian Serb forces and rose to become the Assistant Commander for Security and Intelligence in its Bratunac Brigade by 1995. At his trial, the judges found that Mr. Nikolić attended three meetings at which Bosnian Serb military leaders determined the fate of Muslim civilians from the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, which had been previously declared a UN safe area. The enclave was overrun by the Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 and at least 7,000 men and boys were murdered, while thousands of women and children were deported to other areas. The ICTY found that Mr. Nikolić recommended possible detention and execution sites, supervised some deportations and separations, and later coordinated the exhumation and reburial of Muslim bodies, this ensuring that key evidence was destroyed and many families still do not know the whereabouts of their murdered relatives. 11 April 2007A senior security and intelligence officer in the Bosnian Serb army who was sentenced to 20 years’ jail for his role in the 1995 massacre of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica will serve the rest of his sentence in Finland after being transferred today by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. read more

Liberian capital calm but situation in countryside precarious UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that some families have started returning to their homes, businesses were slowly picking up and traffic increasing. More than 400 refugees have voluntarily moved out of the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – where they had been holed up for weeks as the battle for control of the city raged – opting either for repatriation to Sierra Leone or relocation to camps scattered around the Liberian capital.But information on the situation in the rest of the country is largely anecdotal, aside from the few towns reached in recent days by humanitarian missions. But some 3,000 to 4,000 people are reportedly on the road from Gbatala to displaced camps in central Liberia, amid reports of fresh fighting between Government and rebel forces.UN Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator Ross Mountain has pursued discussions with the warring factions to promote safe and unhindered access to outlying areas. Since the signing of an agreement between the UN and the signatories to the peace agreement for the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, faction leaders have shown a greater willingness to cooperate with the relief agencies, although it remains to be seen if this message will trickle down to the forces in the countryside.UN assessment missions to several parts of Liberia have reported that an estimated 45,000 displaced people are present in the second-largest city, Buchanan, while the situation in Tubmanburg remains precarious.Meanwhile, rescue efforts are underway for a ship charted by UNHCR. The MV Overbeck, carrying186 people, including more than 150 Sierra Leonean refugees returning home to Freetown, has been adrift since Sunday. Engine trouble developed shortly after mid-day as the ship was sailing on high seas, causing it to stall and drift in the strong current. UNHCR is in constant contact with the crew, and despite the uncomfortable situation, food and water on board were reported to be still sufficient.Two other ships – the United States Navy’s USS Quarterhall and the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Martin – rushed to the site on Sunday afternoon but failed to repair the Overbeck’s engine. The WFP vessel started towing the stalled ship back towards Monrovia. In the meantime, UNHCR has chartered a third vessel, Sea Spring, from Sierra Leone, which is expected to tow the Overbeck to Freetown, where it is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.In other news, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Liberia, Jacques Paul Klein, is headed to Guinea today as part of his series of talks with regional leaders on the situation in Liberia. read more

Smart Start leads new students through the halls of Brock

Heather Finn and Cooper Millard help guide students through the halls of Brock.It’s that time of year again – a time when tour guides in red shirts can be seen walking backward through the halls of Brock, giving parents and future students a glimpse of the next year.About 2,500 students will come through Brock’s halls this summer as part of Smart Start, a program operated through the Registrar’s office. It gives new students a preview of university life, guides them through the registration process and makes them feel at home.Many students bring their families to the one-day program. It is meant to make that first day of school in September a little less daunting, said Heather Finn, who with Cooper Millard acts as a Smart Start team leader.Finn, a fourth-year Recreation and Leisure Studies student, grew up in St. Catharines and still found Smart Start to be helpful.“I felt like I knew a lot about Brock. Then I realized there was so much more I needed to learn,” she said “I knew how to use the pool but not necessarily how to navigate Mackenzie Chown.”Millard, a fourth-year Political Science student, found Smart Start so helpful that he asked that day how to join the program staff.“The students were so knowledgeable and energetic, it was unreal,” he said. “It really eased my mind.”About 80 per cent of students in Smart Start are entering their first year. They arrive at Brock at 8:40 a.m. to get name tags, packages and program plans. Students and parents take separate campus tours. They gather together again to hear a talk from a professor about academic expectations and lunch at the Guernsey Market.In the afternoon, students register for courses while parents watch other presentations. There are also tours of residences, which are popular, Millard said.“A lot of people want to know what they bring and what they can fit in the rooms.”Smart Start runs from Monday to Friday from June 27 to Aug. 12. It also runs on three Saturdays in July.To register, visit brocku.ca/registrar/smart-start read more

Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Serving a Life Sentence

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, Fil)BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.Hernandez’s death comes the same day the Patriots are making their visit to the White House to mark their Super Bowl win. Team spokesman Stacey James said the Patriots were aware of the reports of Hernandez’s death but didn’t anticipate the club commenting Wednesday.Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit in the maximum-security state prison. He hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window, Fallon said.Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said.Fallon said he’s not aware of any suicide note written by Hernandez and stressed that an investigation is ongoing. He said that officials had no concern that Hernandez was planning on taking his own life, and if there was a concern about his well-being, Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental health unit.Hernandez was moved to tears on Friday after he was acquitted of the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Just before his acquittal, Hernandez was seen blowing kisses to the little girl he fathered with fiancée Shayanna Jenkins. Cameras captured the tender exchange.But, Hernandez was still serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating his fiancée’s sister.He was tried but acquitted in the slayings of de Abreu and Furtado, whom prosecutors contended were gunned down after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez in a Boston nightclub. The jury in that case found Hernandez not guilty of first-degree murder but convicted him of unlawful possession of a gun, and the judge sentenced him to an additional four to five years in prison — separate from his existing life sentence.Hernandez’s lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Massachusetts State Police remain on the scene investigating the death.Hernandez grew up in Connecticut and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012. The team released him in June 2013, shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd’s killing. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse falls to Hofstra in defensive battle

OSU junior attacker J.T. Blubaugh (9) during a game against Detroit on Feb. 13 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Miles McQuinn | Lantern PhotographerThe offense came a little too late for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team on Saturday, as the Buckeyes fell to No. 13 Hofstra by a score of 8-5.After a defensive struggle throughout the first three quarters, the OSU offense came alive in the fourth with three goals. However, the Pride matched them goal for goal in the period, handing the Scarlet and Gray their second loss of the season to bring their record to 5-2.The Buckeyes’ only two goals in the first three periods came from freshman attacker Jack Jasinski in the first quarter on an assist from junior attacker Austin Shanks and senior attacker Ryan Hunter in the second quarter on an assist from Jasinski.OSU was only able to attempt 10 shots in the first two quarters combined. Although the Buckeyes were able to match that number in the third quarter alone, they were unable to find the back of the net in the period.Much of that was because of the play of Hofstra goalie Jack Concannon. The sophomore, who came into Saturday’s game ranked fifth in the nation with a save percentage of 62.8 percent, had 14 saves on the day and stifled the OSU offense for much of the game.The play of the defense was a bright spot for the Buckeyes.Hofstra senior attacker and 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year Sam Llinares was held scoreless on the day on four shot attempts. OSU senior defenseman Robby Haus was able to limit Llinares’ impact on the game, usually with the help of a double team.Though Llinares was held in check, Hofstra junior attacker Josh Byrne scored two goals to bring his team-high number of goals on the year to 16. Junior midfielder Brian von Bargen scored three goals and senior midfielder Korey Hendrickson added two more, in large part due to the increased attention paid to Llinares and Byrne.Hunter added his second goal of the game for OSU with 11:06 left in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 6-4, but a pair of Hofstra goals sealed the game for the Pride.OSU is set to get a chance to bounce back on Tuesday after a few days’ rest, but things don’t appear to get any easier. The Buckeyes are slated to play the No. 6 Towson Tigers at Ohio Stadium at 7 p.m., before traveling to Colorado to take on the No. 2 Denver Pioneers on March 12. read more

Mens hockey team lets potential sweep slip away

With a 2-1 lead after two periods, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team (5-7-1, 2-5-1-1 CCHA) seemed poised to “sweep” a two-game series with the No. 14-ranked University of Alaska-Fairbanks (8-5-3, 5-4-3-2 CCHA) Saturday at Nationwide Arena. But the Buckeyes quickly lost control of the game and gave up four third-period goals, including three in the final 5:30 of play, as Alaska skated to a 5-2 win. “It was a good team effort tonight,” Alaska coach Dallas Ferguson said. “We were missing a couple of guys but we feel like we have good depth at our positions. The guys did what they had to do to be successful.” OSU senior forward John Albert gave OSU a 1-0 lead with his wrap-around goal just 2:16 into the first period. Freshman forward Alex Lippincott gave the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead in the second period, and OSU appeared to be in control of the game. Momentum quickly shifted to Alaska’s favor when OSU junior forward Danny Dries received a major penalty for hitting an Alaska player from behind. The Buckeyes had to play a man down for five minutes. Alaska scored on the power play, the start of a 5-0 run. After the goal, OSU senior defenseman Corey Toy had to sit two minutes for a slashing penalty, giving Alaska a 5-3 man advantage. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said the two penalties in the second period changed the game in Alaska’s favor. “The difference in the game was the five-minute major and the two-minute minor in the first 40 minutes,” he said. “The penalties killed us. We wasted so much energy killing the penalties that it wore on us the rest of the game.” Despite the disappointing loss, OSU did not leave the series empty-handed. In the first game of the series Friday, the teams skated to a 3-3 tie, and OSU won in a shootout. OSU trailed 3-2 into the final minute of the game, but with just 10 seconds remaining, Dries scored for the Buckeyes to force overtime. Neither team scored in the five-minute overtime period, so the teams went into a shootout. OSU goalie Cal Heeter stopped all three of Alaska’s shootout attempts as Dries scored for OSU, giving the Buckeyes a shootout victory, 1-0. The game is considered a tie in the NCAA standings, but the shootout win benefits OSU in the CCHA conference standings. The Buckeyes will now turn their attention to Michigan as OSU starts a two-game series with the Wolverines on Friday. Michigan is second in the CCHA, but Albert said OSU will be up to the challenge if the Buckeyes play as one unit. “We have to play as a team. We can’t play as individuals,” he said. “If we do that, I hope we can get two wins next weekend.” read more

Season preview Boom or bust for Columbus Blue Jackets in 201718

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson (13) is congratulated on his goal in the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAnticipation has reached an apex and optimism is high, but this isn’t unknown territory. The Columbus Blue Jackets had a franchise record 50-24-8 (108 points) and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for only the third time franchise history last season. For all the firsts the 2016-17 season held, the Blue Jackets have been in this situation before, with thoughts of the previous season blasting the team toward a chain of success. But that has never happened. The team has never won a playoff series or even made back-to-back playoff appearances. The beginning of an 82-game regular-season journey to those goals begins Friday.The Blue Jackets open the 2017-18 NHL season Friday night at Nationwide Arena against the New York Islanders with hopes of a breakthrough and expectations to compete with the league’s elite teams, such as division rivals Washington and back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh.Before the puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday, here’s what to look for ahead of the 2017-18 season.Storylines:Artemi Panarin: How does a front office address goal-scoring concerns on its offense? By trading for one of the top power-play forwards.The Blue Jackets acquired Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin in a four-player deal, which included Brandon Saad and two draft picks. Panarin played on Chicago’s second line the last two seasons with superstar Patrick Kane and has been credited with a couple of Kane’s best career years, while accumulating 60 goals, 91 assists, 151 points in two seasons himself.He will likely join center Alexander Wennberg and right wing Cam Atkinson on the first line adding elite passing ability, a right-handed shot from the left wing and one of the most feared one-timers in the NHL.Foligno at center: After a down year in 2015, Foligno returned to normalcy in 2016, proving his captain status to Tortorella, who doubted the 29-year-old in his first season in Columbus. Now in 2017, Foligno will be asked to put up a similar 26-25-51 line at the center position for the first time in his 10-year NHL career.Foligno unexpectedly made the Ottawa Senators roster in 2007 and was placed at left wing because of a loaded center position. Now the captain is moving back to his original spot due to an absence of ready talent at the moment.Rookie Pierre Luc-Dubois, who was expected to fill the No. 3 center spot following the departure of center William Karlsson to Vegas in this summer’s expansion draft, will play left wing in a move to alleviate some growing pains the 2016 No. 3 overall pick might have in his first NHL season. Can Jackets have top-10 defense: With Bobrovsky between the pipes, the Blue Jackets will nearly always have a chance to win the game. He was 41-17-5 with a .931 save percentage and 2.06 goals allowed average last season, but it’s difficult to expect those numbers again from the league’s only active two-time Vezina winner without the continued emergence of a young defense.Zach Werenski, 20, and Seth Jones, 23, are two of the best young defensemen in the league and anchor the Jackets’ top defensive pair. Jack Johnson and David Savard will likely man the second pair again, but Gabriel Carlsson is probable to start on the third pair with Ryan Murray with Scott Harrington as the seventh man. Markus Nutivaara, who played in 66 games during his rookie season in 2016-17, will begin the season in Cleveland with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate following offseason hip surgery.Carlsson, 20, played in just two regular-season games last season before being thrown into the playoff series against Pittsburgh. Still qualified as a rookie, the 6-foot-5 Carlsson will become a fixture in Tortorella’s lineup if he can be a factor in the Jackets’ own zone.Josh Anderson, Boone Jenner injury: After missing all of training camp with a lengthy contract dispute as a restricted free agent, right winger Josh Anderson inked a three-year deal Tuesday, but will begin the season with Cleveland. He recorded 17-12-29 in last year’s rookie campaign.Left winger Boone Jenner will miss the season opener and likely longer than that as he is dealing with a back injury. Sonny Milano will likely start in place of Jenner Friday as Milano, a 2014 first-round pick, tries to play a full season in Columbus for the first time in his career.Schedule Outlook:The Blue Jackets being with a division opponent in the Islanders, then head on the road to face Chicago Saturday. Columbus’ first month has the potential for a fast start with seven of 12 games at home and only five of those 12 games are against playoff teams from last year.Forwards: Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Matt Calvert, Zac Dalpe, Brandon Dubinsky, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Foligno, Markus Hannikainen, Boone Jenner*, Sonny Milano, Artemi Panarin, Lukas Sedlak, Alexander WennbergDefensemen: Gabriel Carlsson, Scott Harrington, Jack Johnson, Seth Jones, Ryan Murray, David Savard, Zach WerenskiGoaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky, Joonas KorpisaloThe Lantern will post an article at the beginning of each week summing up all the Blue Jackets action and storylines that took place on the ice during the week. It will analyze the significance of the week’s action, a look ahead to the upcoming week and often include quotes from coaches and players. read more

Titanic soundtrack named as bestselling classical music album but composer did not

first_imgThe Titanic soundtrack has been named as the best-selling classical music album of the last 25 years, even though the composer did not think it was his best work.The Oscar-winning score, composed by James Horner, sold more than one million copies in the UK and has come number one on the Ultimate Classic FM Chart, the biggest countdown of classical music album sales.It beat Russell Watson’s albums The Voice and Encore, which came in second and third place respectively. Katherine Jenkins James Horner died in a plane crash two years ago Credit:Reed Saxon /AP  Watson is the most popular male artist, with 2.5 million albums sales in the chart and Andre Rieu is the biggest international classical artist, with 2.3 million album sales.Seven of the top 20 albums are by singers and composers from Wales, while six of the top 20 best-selling artists are Welsh.Jenkins is joined on the list by Charlotte Church, the Fron Male Voice Choir, Bryn Terfel, Aled Jones and Sir Karl Jenkins.Howard Shore, who wrote the score to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is the best-selling living composer – while John Williams, who composed the music for Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter is third.The Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi came second on the list.Music from the top 300 albums in the Ultimate Classic FM Chart were played on-air between August 26 and 28 and the full list is published at ClassicFM.com. The album was one of 26 film soundtracks on the list. “Touching the inner world of the audience was what most composers wish to do, and when he was successful at doing that, I think James felt like he had fulfilled his destiny.” Jenkins said: “I was 12 when Classic FM was launched and I feel like we have grown up together. I listened as a child, so it was a huge moment for me when they first played my song on the radio – and when they announced my first number one, I remember bursting into tears!”With so many friends and colleagues on the list, to be named the number one artist over Classic FM’s 25 years is something I will treasure always. I hope you can hear the cheering all the way from Neath!” James Horner James Horner won an Oscar for the scoreCredit:Dave Hogan /Gettycenter_img James Horner wrote the score for many filmsCredit:Jun Sato /WireImage Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Jenkins has been named the number one classical music artist of the past 25 years, selling more than 2.7 million albums on the Classic FM chart.Her record Second Nature was the most popular classical album released in 2004, while Living A Dream was the most popular of 2005.Both feature in the top 10, while another seven of her albums are on the list of the top 300 records released since September 7 1992 – which has been compiled by the Official Charts Company to mark the radio station’s 25th birthday next month. James Horner James Horner Katherine Jenkins was the best-selling classical singer Credit:Dave J Hogan /Getty Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But Sarah Horner, the widow of the composer who was killed in a plane crash in 2015, told the radio station: “He [James] was a very individualistic thinker, so I don’t know if he would feel like that was his best work.”Certainly, the public loved it, but what I would say is – and I think this is true for all the composers I know – is that their relationship with the audience was where they felt most emotionally connected in the world and was probably where they could honestly feel loved.last_img read more

Hedgerows should not be trimmed for a decade to help Britains bats

The study recommends that in future farmers are encouraged to keep hedgerows untrimmed for longer periods (>3 up to 10 years). The National Farmers’ Union disagreed that farmers should have to keep hedges untrimmed for a decade.A spokesperson added:  “British farmers are custodians of the countryside. Many are in voluntary agri-environment schemes that help deliver an array of environmental benefits including increased wildlife. Some farmers who enter these schemes manage the landscape to support insect populations which provides a food source for bat species. Woodland creation and management on farm also provide homes to bat species.”A Defra spokesperson said: “We take the protection and conservation of bats very seriously – which is why we are clear that countryside hedgerows cannot be removed without approval from the local planning authority first.“Once we leave the EU, we have also committed to move to a new Environmental Land Management system based on paying public money for public goods, and this includes rewarding farmers for protecting hedgerows and enabling wildlife to thrive.” Hedgerows should be left untrimmed for up to ten years in order to help the bat population, a new study has found.The research, by the University of Bristol and the Bat Conservation Society, found that three of Britain’s rarest bat species – the Greater Horseshoe, Lesser Horseshoe and Plecotus – were found more abundantly in untrimmed hedges, as were their insect prey.Currently, the law states that hedgerows should be trimmed only one year in three, unless permission is sought from the local council.In the study, scientists monitored 64 hedges in various states of trim, and surveyed the wildlife they found in and around them over the summer of 2016.They found that insect and bat species richness significantly increased with time since last trimming.Taller hedgerows had more space for bat and insect life, and leaving them untrimmed creates a complex branch structure, perfect for wildlife to hide in.Researcher  Jérémy Froidevaux said: “While the less severe trimming regime prescribed by previous and current AESs in England encourages farmers to trim hedgerows only one year in three, our study largely supports the longer term benefits of non‐trimming on bats and their insect prey.”Keeping some hedgerows untrimmed for up to 10 years would enhance bat species richness and insect family diversity. Overall, this study shines a light on the success of targeted agri-environment schemes for promoting some of the most threatened bat species in Western Europe”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Stewart Group expands and relocates sample preparation laboratory in Liberia

first_imgStewart Group, the international inspection, analysis and assaying group, has expanded and relocated its sample preparation laboratory in Monrovia, Liberia. The facility houses new equipment including dust control systems and the new Stewart Group Laboratory Information Management System. This technology will provide improved sample tracking and quality control for clients.The new site has 232 m2 allowing for additional services and increased production of analysis techniques including crushing, pulverising, screening, moisture and drop tests. The building also houses additional, spacious rooms for future service solutions and Group developments.Timothy Elliott, Managing Director – Geochemical & Assay, said of the expansion: “Stewart Group has been providing sample preparation solutions for gold, base metals and iron ore in Liberia for over five years. This new facility enables us to strengthen our service provision and increase capacity to accommodate for the high demand, providing complete service solutions as one of the best laboratories in West Africa.“After many weeks of hard work and dedication from the group and our local team, we are delighted that the new laboratory is now ready to operate.”The Liberian expansion follows the relocation of Stewart Group’s Yaounde, Cameroon Sample Preparation laboratory earlier this month, which has enabled Stewart Group to further enhance the quality of their services provided for gold, iron ore and base metals in the region.last_img read more

Great Western Minerals REE progress Hastings REE expands massive Dumont nickel advances

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News is now available. 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. Contact emma@im-mining.com for more details and a free trial. The following are just some of the projects covered in this edition. At the Steenkampskraal rare earths project in the Northern Cape, Great Western Minerals Group’s (GWMG) wholly-owned South African subsidiary, Rare Earth Extraction Co (Rareco) has contracted with DRA Mineral Projects to review and complete the remaining work relating to the decline shaft refurbishment and hoisting equipment commissioning.Hastings Rare Metals has increased its exploration footprint surrounding the company’s wholly owned Hastings heavy rare earth project following the acquisition of 50 km2 of tenements which are contiguous with the heavy rare earths project, which provides rare earths exploration potential and importantly flexibility for infrastructure. Alastair Metcalf, CEO, said that the acquisition is another step towards the development of the project. “The resource has been delineated, the metallurgy determined and now we are starting to put in place the components needed to advance the project towards development.”Royal Nickel Corp (RNC) has filed the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the mammoth Dumont nickel project with the relevant provincial and federal authorities for review. When in production, it is expected to rank as the fourth-largest nickel sulphide operation in the world by annual production – only the mining operations at Norilsk (Russia), Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) and Jinchuan (China) will be larger.The Commission for Environmental Affairs of the Principality of Asturias (CAMA) has issued a positive Environmental Impact Statement for Astur Gold’s mine development at the Salave gold project in Asturias, Spain. The EIS approves the majority of the elements in the Environmental Impact Assessment the company submitted on May 17, 2012, including the construction of the underground mine, 2.7 km decline, an underground crushing plant, ventilation shafts, waste dumps, and surface stockpiles, as well as ancillary facilities associated with the planned mine such as access, the power line, and the concrete plant.Mick Wilkes, Managing Director & CEO, OceanaGold announced: “We have commenced milling at Didipio [The Philippines]. In June 2011, we set a goal to commence commissioning the Didipio project in the fourth quarter of 2012 and we have met that objective. Over the next week we will bring the flotation circuit on line and start to introduce ore to the plant. We expect to be producing copper-gold concentrate in the coming weeks. Expansion of Kenmare’s Moma titanium minerals mine is on track to commence commissioning by the end of this year. The new dredge has been mechanically complete for some time and filling of the new mine pond with water will commence in December, which will allow the start of the commissioning of both the dredge and new Wet Concentrator Plant (WCP B). The Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation Plant and the Auxiliary Ilmenite Plant will start their commissioning process in December.Hana Mining released the most recent assay results received from Zone 5 infill drilling activity at the Ghanzi sediment hosted copper-silver project in Botswana. In June 2012, Hana published an NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report which described Zone 5 with an Inferred mineral resource estimate of 520 Mlb  copper grading 1.47% and 6.8 Moz of silver grading 13.2 g/t at a 0.40% Cu cutoff. After the new results, President and CEO, Marek Kreczmer commented, “These and the previously announced deep drill results suggest that Zone 5 could become a standalone mining operation.”Petaquilla Minerals has completed the expansion of its Molejon gold plant in Panama. As part of the strategy to increase gold production at Molejon mine, a fourth ball mill has been installed, along with two additional LIX tanks, two additional CIP tanks, a third thickener, another liner screen, and a second EW circuit. Petaquilla anticipates the commissioning of this new equipment will enhance plant throughput capacity at Molejon by 1,100 t/d and increase production capacity by approximately 30%.Central Rand Gold has executed an agreement with the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA). Signature of the agreement will give effect to the donation of the pumps, previously purchased from international technology group, Andritz Ritz, to TCTA for the planned construction of the new High Density Sludge Treatment Plant for the Central Basin, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Construction of the treatment plant is scheduled to commence in January 2013. The pumps, together with the treatment plant, will provide the means to contain the rising water table below the Environmental Critical Level of 186 m below surface, as measured at the South West Vertical Shaft.Gold Fields Ltd is creating a new South African gold mining company through the proposed unbundling of its 100% owned subsidiary, Sibanye Gold, formerly known as GFI Mining South Africa Proprietary Ltd (GFIMSA), which holds the KDC and Beatrix gold mines as well as various service companies.Focus Minerals’ shareholders have overwhelmingly supported the company’s plan to raise approximately A$225 million through the placement of new shares with Shandong Gold International Mining Corp. Under the terms of the placement, Shandong Gold, a subsidiary of one of China’s three largest gold producers by production, will acquire 51% of Focus (on a fully diluted basis).Australian gold-copper resources company, Mutiny Gold has signed an agreement with GR Engineering Services to enter an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract for the Deflector project in Western Australia’s Mid-West Region. The agreement also facilitates GR Engineering’s commencement of phase 1 of the design and engineering process for the Deflector project’s processing facility, with Mutiny targeting a production start-up for the plant by the last quarter 2013, subject to the date for site mobilisation and timing to project funding.Sundance Resources advises that the Government of Cameroon has officially paved the way for development of the company’s Mbalam Iron Ore Project by signing the Mbalam Convention. The Convention also means that Sundance has taken another significant step towards completion of its Scheme Implementation Agreement with Hanlong Mining.last_img read more

It Turns Out Your Dogs Can Definitely Laugh

first_imgStay on target Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike If you’ve ever spent time with canine friends in your life, you’ve probably wondered if when they’re in a good mood, can they laugh? Sure, it seems like they are when you get out their favorite treat or toy, but do they actually have the capability of laughing?Scientists in the field of gelotology, or the study of laughing, have been investigating this idea for years, though it only began as far back as the 1960s in earnest. There’s even a host of information scientists don’t know about laughter in humans, so it’s understandable that we don’t know much about dogs or the way they interact or express joy.So can dogs actually laugh? It seems that, for the short answer, they can. It all stems from research performed by Konrad Lorenz and Patricia Simonet, who investigated dog lips and their formation when panting, which sometimes corresponds to dogs and a possible invitation to come play. Some of the sounds dogs make, as far as recordings go, sound like a “forced breathy exhalation through the mouth,” which can be understood as panting, but sometimes dogs make the noise even when they’re not panting. It doesn’t sound much like laughter, but there seems to be a correlation.But dogs don’t just vocalize laughter. The movement of their tails and other body language can be interpreted as such too, especially when they lean down, paws forward, head down and rear end up, and wagging their tails. These types of communications can mirror laughter, closed mouth laughter, or many of the other ways that it can vary between humans. Tail wagging on its own isn’t laughter, but it can accompany laughter in some instances.So if you’ve ever sincerely wondered if dogs can actually laugh, wonder no more! Scientists are still getting the hang of it and trying to figure it all out. But now you have to worry, is your dog laughing with you or at you.last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Senator Markey Rep OcasioCortez Introduce Green New Deal Resolution

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — Below is a press release from Senator Ed Markey’s office:Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) recently introduced a Green New Deal resolution in both the Senate and House of Representatives that would create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States, provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security for Americans, and counteract systemic injustices – all while addressing the existential challenge of climate change. Recent landmark studies such as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment Fourth Report have made it clear that we need bold action to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and we may have as few as 12 years to achieve it. The extreme weather, storms, droughts, and wildfires of recent years have made the worsening effects of climate change impossible to ignore.Co-sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution include: Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).A copy of the resolution can be found HERE.“The sun is setting on the dirty energy of the past. Today marks the dawn of a new era of climate action,” said Senator Markey, co-Chair of the Senate Climate Task Force. “A Green New Deal is about jobs, and it is about justice. It would be the greatest blue-collar jobs program in a generation and repair the historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities that have born the worst burdens of our fossil fuel economy, all while saving the planet. Our Green New Deal resolution outlines an historic ten-year mobilization that will mitigate climate emissions and build climate resiliency. We can create high-quality jobs and enforce labor standards, guarantee rights to retirement security and health care, and conduct inclusive decisionmaking in this Green New Deal. I thank Rep. Ocasio-Cortez for her partnership and leadership on this resolution, and I look forward to elevating the issue of climate change as the highest of Congressional priorities.”“There is an imperative to curb carbon pollution to save our way of life—and there is an opportunity in this transition that we can’t afford to miss,” said Senator Merkley. “For too long, we have seen inequality soar, social injustices fester, worker protections and labor unions erode, and wages stagnate. As the rich and privileged consolidate power, our communities struggle for clean, safe water, to access quality health care, to afford education, and to recover from more common and powerful natural disasters.  We must fundamentally change our economy to support workers, communities that have long been denied economic opportunity, and our rural economies that have been left behind.”Climate change is real, it threatens us, and the evidence is now irrefutable that if we don’t act immediately to stop it, then our land, our water, our air, and our lives will all be upended in potentially catastrophic ways. There will be no going back. I urge my colleagues: Rise to this challenge, prevent the catastrophe, and pass a Green New Deal that protects and strengthens our country in this new, uncertain era,” said Senator Gillibrand. “We can end the climate change crisis, we can dramatically modernize our economy, and we can create countless new jobs across the entire country that can’t be shipped overseas – but we can only do it if Congress seizes this opportunity and acts now, instead of wasting more time arguing about whether or not the problem is even real. We cannot wait another day. I urge all of my colleagues to fight with me for a Green New Deal that puts Americans to work to solve this extraordinary challenge.”“Climate change is an existential threat, and we must deal with the reality of it,” said Senator Harris. “We must radically shift the conversation on how to address the climate crisis we are facing because we are running out of time to act. I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of this bold Green New Deal resolution and look forward to working with my colleagues to craft policies to protect our environment, create jobs to fuel a clean economy, and build a sustainable and equitable future.”“If we want to live in a world with clean air and water, we have to take real action to combat climate change now,” said Senator Warren. “I’m proud to join Senator Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on a Green New Deal resolution to fight for our planet and our kids’ futures.”“From committing to 100 percent renewable energy, to embracing a carbon neutral economy, Hawaii has taken aggressive action to combat climate change because of the threat it poses to our way of life,” said Senator Hirono. “Confronting the challenge of climate change requires a comprehensive approach to transforming our country in a way that prioritizes environmental health and wellness, while also expanding opportunity and creating good-paying jobs as we transition to a low carbon economy. I welcome this bold national framework that tracks so closely to what Hawaii is already doing and what many of us have long advocated to enable communities, families, and individuals to thrive.”“The climate crisis cannot be ignored. It’s here, it’s happening, and it’s impacts are already devastating communities,” said Senator Wyden. “The Green New Deal resolution sends a powerful message that it’s time for Congress to kick America’s carbon habit. A failure to act spells dire consequences for the health and safety of our families, our economy, and the future of our planet.”“Climate change is an existential crisis,” said Senator Blumenthal. “This resolution affirms our commitment to developing a long overdue, comprehensive plan to tackle the devastating effects of climate change, create thousands of high-paying jobs in the renewable energy sector, and address the disparities in communities disproportionately affected by pollution. As the fuel cell capitol of the United States, Connecticut has always been a leader in the development of long-term energy sources that help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It is past time for the federal government to step up and follow suit.”“Climate change is a pressing and serious environmental and economic crisis that threatens the way of life for our kids and grandkids,” said Senator Booker. “This challenge must be met with a commitment from the federal government that is commensurate with the level of commitment we saw in this country during the original New Deal. And that’s exactly the type of determination this proposal brings. Communities of color, low income communities, indigenous communities and our family farmers are on the front lines of climate change, and I’m particularly encouraged that this blueprint addresses climate change in a way that promotes both economic and environmental justice.”“Climate change is the most pressing problem facing our generation,” said Senator Murphy. “It is already posing a security threat to our nation, and we are feeling its impacts in real time. We need bold ideas if we’re going to rise to meet this challenge. I’m proud to join Senator Markey and Rep. Ocasio Cortez as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.”“Investing in clean green energy is our future,” said Senator Klobuchar. “We must do it for our climate and we must lead in the world.”The Green New Deal Resolution lays out the goals and projects for a ten-year national mobilization to:build resiliency against climate change-related disasters;repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure;meet 100 percent of our power demand through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources;build or upgrade to energy-efficient, distributed and “smart” power grids;upgrade all existing U.S. buildings and build new buildings, to achieve maximum energy efficiency;spur massive growth in clean U.S. manufacturing and remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing and industry;work with farmers and ranchers to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector;overhaul U.S. transportation systems;remove greenhouse gases and reduce pollution, including by restoring our natural ecosystems through proven low-tech solutions;restore and protect threatened, endangered, and fragile ecosystems;clean up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites;make the United States the international leader on climate action and help other countries achieve a Green New DealThe Green New Deal outlines the principles and requirements to guide this mobilization, including ensuring democratic processes and a fair and just transition for all workers. It also includes the goals of guaranteeing that all members of society can have a job with a family-sustaining wage and are provided with high-quality health care; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to a clean environment.Organizations endorsing the legislation include: Sierra Club, SEIU 1199, 32BJ, Sunrise, Justice Democrats, Working Families Party, People’s Action, Center for Popular Democracy, Justice First, Dream Corps / Green For All, 350.org, CREDO Action, Indivisible, Demos, Honor the Earth, Labor Network for Sustainability, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Organic Consumers Association, Presente.org, League of Conservation Voters (LCV), and Earthjustice.(NOTE: The above press release is from Senator Ed Markey’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Senator Ed Markey Introduces Legislation To Reduce Carbon Pollution From National Highway SystemIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Explain Why They’re Endorsing Markey Despite Likely Kennedy PrimaryIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Congressman Moulton, Senator Markey Make Statements On Escalation With IranIn “Government”last_img read more

Poverty is not an obstacle to education DEO

first_imgOngole: To the students who are interested in education, poverty is not at all an obstacle now, said the district education officer VS Subbarao. He participated as the chief guest to the 19th presentation ceremony of Pratibha Puraskarams for the Padmasali Students by the Kavartapu Adilakshmamma Markandeya Educational Society in Ongole on Sunday. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The society has announced Pratibha Purasakarams to the Padmasali students from the poor family background but has merit in academics. They distributed scholarships to students who passed Class X and Intermediate in government and aided schools and colleges. The DEO said that the government is extending all possible help to the students through scholarships and free education and now introducing Amma Vodi scheme to help the poor students. He advised the students to make utilise of the government programmes and reach better positions in career. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Kavartapu Srinivasarao, honorary president of the society explained about the motto behind the formation of the society while Kavartapu Balakrishna Rao, president of the society said that they are presenting awards for the last 19 years and wished the students do well in studies and achieve great positions in life. The DEO felicitated the president of the society for being helpful to the students for almost two decades. Educationalists Damarla Ramakrishna and Krishnamraju also congratulated the award winners and blessed the students.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 release date to be officially revealed on April 23 All

first_imgOnePlus is going to make a powerful impact in the premium smartphone industry with the launch of its 2019 flagships under the OnePlus 7 series. This time around, the company seems to have gone Samsung and Apple way to launch three variants of its flagship smartphone and the end result is going to be OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 5G.Rumours are rife with details about the OnePlus 7 trio coming next month, so much that the phones’ complete designs, key features, expected pricing as well as the launch date. But nothing is confirmed until the company says so, which is why the upcoming information by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau trumps all the rumours and gains extra weight.Lau has been quite active on Twitter with his impromptu teasers about the upcoming OnePlus 7 phones. On Friday, the OnePlus chief promised to make a launch event announcement on Tuesday, April 23, and it takes little time to guess that the Lau is talking about the OnePlus 7 series here.Since rumours have already indicated that OnePlus 7 official launch will take place on May 14, which also falls on a Tuesday – same day Lau is going to make the announcement. This cannot be a coincidence, but we’ll know for sure what OnePlus has planned in a matter of three days. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will reveal OnePlus 7 launch date next TuesdayPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty ImagesOnePlus 7 is going to be the most important launch for the company as it marks a major shift in strategy. So far, the company has been launching just one flagship with different storage and RAM configurations in the first half of the year and a successor “T” variant towards the end of the year. This time, we are going to be treated with three variants of OnePlus 7, with the additions of OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.If the rumours are to be believed, OnePlus 7 could borrow OnePlus 6T’s design with a waterdrop notch display and dual rear cameras while the Pro variants will be seen with a pop-up selfie camera, a truly full-screen display with dual curved edges and a triple camera set up at the back. OnePlus 7 Pro hands-on images leakWeiboOnePlus 7’s key features will likely include a 6.4-inch flat display, a 48MP primary camera at the back, and the best of performance with Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. As for the OnePlus 7 Pro, there’s going to be a 6.64-inch curved display with Quad HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, a 48MP primary lens at the back alongside telephoto and wide-angle sensors, a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge, dual speakers and more.Clearly, OnePlus 7 Pro will be the show-stopper while OnePlus 7 will help the company keep rising prices criticisms at bay. Seeing the differences between OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, we can assume a noticeable price difference between the two models – much like Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10e or iPhone XS and XR.Are you excited about OnePlus 7 launch? Share your thoughts with us. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:59Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:59?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hidden secret inside box revealedcenter_img Closelast_img read more

Battling for Bollywood titles on comedy night

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Well-known artists and comedians Anesh Dusrath and Pranesh Maharaj got together with Mr and Miss Bollywood to provide a comedy night on Saturday at the ML Sultan Primary School Hall.A large crowd gathered to be entertained and to support all those who showed off their talents on stage.The comedians kept the crowd in ‘stitches’ with their hilarious jokes, antics and dance moves.However, the highlight of the show was the battle for the titles of Mr and Miss Bollywood. The little ones looked adorable dressed up in Western and Eastern outfits for the competition.Little Miss Bollywood was Tasmia Akoo, while Mr Bollywood was Yash Dharumraj and Miss Bollywood Sadiya Khan.It certainly was an unforgettable night for the little ones who participated, and a night of great laughter for the audience who packed the hall. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img RelatedJet2.com to commence cheap flights to BodrumJet2.com to commence cheap flights to BodrumRhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.New flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. Low-cost airline Jet2.com has commenced cheap flights to Madeira from Leeds Bradford Airport.It is the first time that Yorkshire has been directly linked to the Portuguese archipelago, which is a popular destination for thousands of Brits every year.Flights will remain in operation right the way until the end of summer on October 31st, and services for next summer have already gone on sale.Jet2.com’s managing director Ian Doubtfire said there was much to discover in Madeira, not just the cake which it is famous for.”With beautiful weather, stunning scenery and so much to see and do, we are confident that the island will really captivate the region’s holidaymakers,” he commented.Mr Doubtfire’s sentiments were echoed by Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford’s commercial director, who said the new route is “fantastic news” for Yorkshire’s holidaymakers.Earlier this month, the airline launched its 2011 summer schedule from Manchester Airport, which includes cheap flights to Crete, Dubrovnik, Majorca and Tenerife.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Some persons allege that Obasanjo is merely trying to install one of his loyalists as president come 2019,S. a possible criminal offense according to the prosecutors office The series executive producer LB Horschler responded that subsequent episodes of the series "will answer most if not all of your questions" In a news release last week the prosecutors office said that if human skeletal remains had been found "this discovery would be significant with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway" The statement continued: "However at this moment there are no new facts or circumstances known to the Prosecutors Offie and/or to the Aruba Police Force in relation to finds of skeletal remains or human bones that were investigated or would have to be investigated" Went Missing on School Graduation Trip Natalee then 18 was last seen on May 30 2005 by classmates from her Mountain Brook Alabama high school as she left a bar in the company of Joran van der Sloot a Dutch national then living on the island A longtime suspect in Natalees disappearance Van der Sloot has since unspooled a string of ever-shifting stories and hints about what happened to Natalee but has never been prosecuted in the case and denies any involvement in her presumed death He currently is serving 28 years in a Peruvian prison for the unrelated murder of Stephany Flores who Van der Sloot confessed to killing in his Lima hotel room in 2010 on the fifth anniversary of Holloways disappearance At the time he was traveling with $25000 he accepted from Beth Holloway in exchange for information he promised about Natalees whereabouts That cash exchange followed by Van der Sloots subsequent confession to Beths lawyer John Q Kelly that the information he provided was false led to federal extortion charges that are pending against Van der Sloot in the US The Oxygen series follows the quest of Dave Holloway an insurance agent in Meridian Mississippi who was divorced from Beth at the time Natalee disappeared to find out conclusively what happened to his daughter It turns in part on a tip from a man who says he was involved in disposing of Natalees remains after Van Der Sloot allegedly gave her a date-rape drug and she choked on her own vomit Asked what it would mean to know that this could be the end of his search Holloway recently told PEOPLE: "Right now I dont want to go there because its a waiting game" "When we started this new lead 18 months ago Id already made the decision that Im going to go in skeptical Im not going to allow myself to be disappointed" he said "Ive been disappointed for the last 12 years Im not going to allow it to affect my family cause you can just imagine you go into something believing its true and this is going to be the end and its not Its like you open the same wound over and over and over again" "I decided and I told TJ this I said look Ive got to remain skeptical throughout this whole process" he said "because if its not [the end] I dont want to be picked up off the floor again" The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway airs Saturdays (7 pm ET) on Oxygen This article originally appeared on Peoplecom Contact us at editors@timecom Representative Bart Gordon (D–TN) lost his gamble today on behalf of the US research community The retiring chair of the House Science and Technology Committee watched dejectedly as a revised version of a bill to foster research and innovation went down to defeat on the House floor this morning for a second time in less than a week Although legislators voted 261 to 148 in favor of it it failed to win the supermajority required in this case Gordon won approval from the Democratic leadership to bring the America COMPETES Act to a speedy vote under a rule that prohibits amendments and limits debate but which require a two-thirds majority The bill authorizes significant spending increases for the National Science Foundation science at the Department of Energy and two research agencies within the Department of Commerce The first version (HR 5116) was derailed last Thursday in a parliamentary maneuver in which opponents added language cracking down on federal workers who view electronic pornography Not wanting to appear to be in favor of pornography supporters reluctantly voted for the amendment to recommit the bill which was then pulled from consideration Gordon thought he had overcome that obstacle by incorporating the anti-pornography language into the new bill (HR 5325) He also accepted Republican demands to reduce the length of the bill from 5 years to 3 years thereby lowering its overall price tag by several billion dollars "I understand the concern of many of my colleagues about the overall size of a 5-year authorization and this reduction is my sincere attempt at compromising on an issue that is very important to me The bill before us today includes an overall funding reduction of almost 50% from HR 5116 as introduced" said Gordon during floor consideration But the changes weren’t enough Although every Democrat supported the new version it won the votes of only 15 Republicans Gordon needed a dozen more converts to gain the necessary two-thirds majority New Delhi: Asserting that the Indo-Pacific must be a “free open and inclusive” region India said on Thursday that there was an imperative need for eschewing protectionism and avoiding return to great power rivalries External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delivering the keynote address at the ‘Delhi Dialogue’ in the presence of 10 delegation heads of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries said a common rules- based order must be followed in the region that takes into account the equality of all irrespective of size and strength Her remarks come amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with ASEAN heads in New Delhi Twitter/@MEAIndia “Our vision of the Indo-Pacific not only involves physical inter connectivity but also entails building bridges of trust based on mutual respect giving due regard for sovereignty and territorial integrity consultation transparency viability and sustainability” Swaraj said She said there was imperative need for eschewing protectionism and avoiding a return to great power rivalries “The Indo-Pacific must be a free open and an inclusive region We must follow a common rules-based order that takes into account the equality of all irrespective of size and strength It should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air” Swaraj said at the 10th edition of the dialogue whose theme was ‘Strengthening ASEAN-India Maritime Cooperation’ India has been working with ASEAN towards evolving a regional security architecture which is focused on ASEAN’s centrality Swaraj said She asserted that the peaceful settlement of disputes in keeping with international law and finding collaborative solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges was important Her remarks assume significance as ASEAN countries such as Vietnam Malaysia the Philippines and Brunei have disputes with China over the South China Sea Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in his address said his country being a small city state has to be a strong advocate of a rules based world order which upholds the rights and sovereignty of all states regardless of size and provides for peaceful resolution of disputes without resorting to force or threat of use of force Singapore has always firmly supported freedom of navigation as an existential right including freedom of overflight Balakrishnan said "The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is critical for us to safeguard the use of the sea for free navigation and unimpeded legal commerce Singapore would also resolutely oppose any attempt by anyone to threaten or to constrain this fundamental right of freedom of navigation and overflight" he said Swaraj in her remarks also said India was ready to strengthen cooperation in areas of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) search and rescue operations anti piracy counter terrorism counter proliferation and collaborate on maritime domain awareness “We will also work towards ecologically sustainable development of ocean resources in a collaborative framework We believe that ASEAN is central to it and indeed lies at the heart of it” the minister said Asserting that India-ASEAN engagement was deep-rooted Swaraj said India places ASEAN at the centre of its dream of an Asian century "As Asia regains its global position for the twenty first century to be called ‘Asia’s Century’ it goes without saying that India and ASEAN will play a vital role in ensuring this "We look forward to working with the ASEAN member states in order to turn this vision into a reality” Swaraj said She said India recognises that the single most important ingredient that can make a qualitative shift in its economic engagement with ASEAN is a major boost towards infrastructure and connectivity India was making substantial progress on all fronts both bilaterally and regionally Swaraj said “We hope to transform these corridors of connectivity into corridors of economic cooperation” she added In connectivity India has made considerable progress in implementing the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway and the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project she noted "Our recent agreement with Indonesia to develop port infrastructure in Sabang is yet another step in this direction" she said “We are working on specific proposals to set up a regional high-capacity fibre-optic network supplemented by national rural broadband networks and digital villages in remote areas We have offered $1 billion Line of Credit to help finance these and other connectivity projects with ASEAN” Swaraj said “We are also engaged in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations involving ASEAN and its six FTA partners We believe that the RCEP presents a decisive opportunity to further engage our eastern neighbours economically” she added India hopes that the negotiations can be finalised as soon as possible Delegation heads of ASEAN countries including Balakrishnan Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dzung and Hoang Ahn Tuan Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs ASEAN Secretariat also addressed the gathering The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises Thailand Vietnam Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Myanmar Cambodia Laos and Brunei Chennai: Pressing ahead with its campaign against the K Palaniswami government the DMK-led Opposition on Sunday met Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao and demanded immediate convening of the Assembly and to direct the chief minister to prove his majority File image of MK Stalin PTI The Opposition parties also told the governor that if he did not convene the Assembly within a week they would approach courts and the "people’s court" Leader of the Opposition and DMK working president MK Stalin told the media after the meeting He said the AIADMK government headed by Palaniswami has lost majority in the Assembly with 119 MLAs ranged against him and only 116 supporting in a House of 233 The Opposition has in all 98 MLAs (DMK 89 its allies Congress eight and Muslim League one) while those owing allegiance to TTV Dinakaran faction of AIADMK are 21 Stalin recalled that the Opposition has already demanded a floor test for the government and Dinakaran had also met the governor earlier this week in the company of three more MLAs and conveyed to him that the chief minister had lost the confidence of MLAs loyal to him He had a fortnight ago ferried 19 of his loyalist MLAs to the governor with the message that they wanted removal of the chief minister One of the 19 MLAs — STK Jakkaiyan — had switched sides to the chief minister’s camp An Opposition delegation led by DMK deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Duraimurugan had met the governor a fortnight ago and conveyed to him their demand for convening the Assembly immediately for a floor test The DMK leader said it was established by the Supreme Court judgement in the SR Bommai and Arunachal Pradesh cases that the Assembly was the place where a majority has to be proved and it was the governor’s duty to convene the House for the purpose Asked what was the governor’s response Stalin said Rao told the delegation that he would do his duty "I still hope that he will perform his duty and convene the House" he added Stalin said if the governor does not convene the Assembly session within a week then they were left with no option but to approach the "courts and people’s courts" Acting on directions from Holloway,” New York City registered dietitian Keri Gans told TIME last summer. 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