24 Mafiosi Arrested in FBI and Italian Police Joint Operation

first_imgBordeaux – Operation “New Bridge”, led by US and Italian authorities, broke up a new drug smuggling route which connected the ‘Ndrangheta and New York’s mafia.The FBI and Italian police have been working together for 2 years in a joint operation aiming at dismantling a transatlantic network between Italy, the US, Canada and Latin America. According to the Italian police spokesman, Raffaele Grassi, 24 mafiosi have been arrested on both side of the Atlantic. 17 members of the Calabrian mafia were captured in Italy, the FBI arrested 7 men from the Gambino and Bonnano crime families in New York, and two more are still being sought. U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch stated they face charges of “narcotics trafficking, money laundering and firearms offenses based, in part, on their participation in a transnational heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy.” 150 police officers in as many as 20 locations were involved in the Italian raids, mostly around Goia Tauro, one of the largest shipping ports in Europe through which the ‘Ndrangheta imports cocaine from Latin America. The Italian mafia and the Gambino family were planning on smuggling some 500 kg of pure cocaine from Guyana, hidden in canned fruit and provided by Latin American drug cartels. The street value of the drug was estimated at 750 million euros.The two-year investigation started in 2012 and involved undercover agents, the interception of emails and wire taps. In 2008, a previous operation named “Old Bridge” had exposed the ties between the Cosa Nostra in the US and its counterpart in Palermo, Sicily. This new alliances sheds light on the ‘Ndrangheta’s will to expand its influence abroad by creating a bridge with American mobsters who have close ties with Mexican drug cartels. Lynch stated the operation has “dealt a lasting blow to the ‘Ndrangheta’s efforts to gain foothold in New York”. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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UN envoy cites urgent need to establish 48 hour pause for humanitarian

“Therefore, we have been studying with great attention and interest the Russian initiative that was sketched yesterday. We are still waiting for more information,” Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, told journalists in Geneva, referring to Russia’s proposal to establish several so-called “exit corridors” that would allow for the distribution of food, as well as provide an opportunity for civilians to flee Aleppo and wider humanitarian challenges throughout the war-torn country.In the meantime, he said, it is critical to establish “on a sustainable basis and irrespective of humanitarian corridors” the 48 hour pause in fighting proposed earlier in the week by UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, during his briefing to the Security Council on the dire situation in Aleppo.“How do you expect convoys of humanitarian aid to actually reach those people if there is shelling and bombing from the air and from the ground,” Mr. de Mistura emphasized. Hailing the work done of the UN teams and their partners on the ground in bringing much-needed assistance to affected populations in Daraya, Kefraya, Fou’a, Mouaddamiyah and other places in the country, the Special Envoy underscored that the UN and its partners should be the ones who actually deliver aid, given their in-depth experience and mandates. “Our suggestion to Russia is to actually leave the delivery of aid through corridors to the UN and its partners. The UN and its humanitarian partners, as you know, know what to do. They have the experience; that’s our job,” Mr. de Mistura stated.As for the current situation on the ground, he said Aleppo city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops. As such, civilians trapped there should not be forced to leave, and if any do want to leave, the choice should be their own. “There needs to be guarantees on the protection of civilians, whether they choose to remain in Eastern Aleppo, or move to other areas of their choice, as offered through the corridors,” he stressed.Earlier in the week, Mr. O’Brien warned the Security Council that time is running out, and those with influence, “must act now” to establish a weekly, 48-hour humanitarian pause so much-needed assistance could be provided to the people trapped in Aleppo. In a statement yesterday, Mr. O’Brien re-emphasized the dire nature of the situation in Aleppo and reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the quarter of a million people trapped behind the front lines, and stressed that “all options must be considered.” read more

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West Indies women arrive in Karachi for T20I series

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Indies women to tour Pakistan after nearly 15 yearsJanuary 24, 2019In “latest news”Irrepressible Deandra Dottin seals it for West Indies in Super OverFebruary 1, 2019In “latest news”Watts only new comer in West Indies WomenJanuary 15, 2014In “Sports” Merissa Aguilleira’s late cameo gave West Indies a late lift Getty ImagesA 13-member West Indies women’s squad led by Merissa Aguilleira with a support staff comprising eight members landed in Karachi on Wednesday for the first visit to Pakistan by a non-Asian women’s team in 15 years.West Indies women are scheduled to play three T20Is in Karachi and the series is being seen as another important step towards the resumption of international cricket in the country.The squad was received by officials of the PCB women’s wing and was accorded special VVIP security protocol, with over 500 policemen escorting the team from the airport to the hotel.Traffic on the roads en route to the team hotel was held up for brief period to create an empty pocket and ensure a smooth drive, as the team travelled on the bullet-proof buses owned by the Pakistan board.“The security system is top class,” West Indies captain Aguilleira said. “There was security on both sides of the roads and these things show that everybody has put things in place and we are really lucky to be spending time here. We are not playing ODIs here but eventually it will happen. I’m pleased that we as a team took the initiative to come over here. I am so thankful that we can contribute to bring back cricket to Pakistan.“I really urge other teams to come back to [play in] Pakistan because the people here love cricket, which is the most important part.” (ESPNcricinfo) read more

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Geek deals 165 off HP Pavilion g4 laptop

first_imgThere is a nice bargain popping up on all the deal sites right now. The HP Direct Store is offering up to $165 off plus a $30 stackable coupon on the new 14-inch HP g4 laptop. The laptop was already affordable at its $599.99 starting price. It comes with a free 3GB DDR3 memory upgrade, plus a free upgrade to a 320GB hard drive.The HP Pavilion g4 is powered by an Intel Pentium Core i3 or Core i5 processor. The base model comes with a Pentium Dual-Core P6200 processor. It’s equipped with plenty of features, including a 14.1-inch 16:9 widescreen LED-backlit display, Wireless-N, Altec Lansing speakers, and a webcam and mic. Optional upgrades include Core i5 CPU, 12MB/1GB ATI Radeon HD 6470M, Blu-ray, and more.AdChoices广告Aesthetically speaking, the laptop comes in Charcoal Grey, but you can also get it in Pearl Pink, Sonoma Red, or Pewter. It’s a fairly basic computer, but you can walk away with a good machine for only $419.99 with free shipping.The higher-end model with the Core i5 processor with Radeon HD 6470M is discounted from $799.99 down to $619.99 with a coupon code.Buy the HP Pavilion g4 from Logic Buylast_img read more

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Australian PM says senator who punched teen after blaming terror attack on

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Órla Ryan New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also condemned Anning’s comments, describing them as a “disgrace”.Australian-born Brenton Tarrant (28) filmed himself carrying out the horrific attack on Friday. He made a white power gesture as he appeared in court charged with murder.Egging Yesterday Anning had to be restrained by security officials after punching a teenager who egged him at a press conference in Melbourne over his remarks.The boy has been named locally as 17-year-old Will Connolly. He was arrested by Victoria Police after the incident but was released without charge.In a statement issued after the incident, Anning thanked people for their support. The senator was elected in 2017 by a fluke of Australia’s proportional voting system, having received only 19 first preference votes. He is unlikely to be reelected when Australians go to the polls in a vote expected this May.An online petition calling for Anning’s expulsion from parliament had received more than one million signatures at the time of publication. Contains reporting from © AFP 2019Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.  Mar 17th 2019, 12:33 PM Source: Henry Belot/Twitter Source: Felicity Caldwell/Twitter AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison has said a far-right senator should face “the full force of the law” over comments he made about the New Zealand terror attack and a subsequent altercation with a teenage boy.Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew international condemnation for blaming the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques, in which 50 people were killed and dozens more injured, on immigration.“I would normally not want to give this any oxygen, but I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made by Senator Anning … in his conflation of this horrendous terrorist attack with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically.“These comments are appalling and they are ugly and they have no place in Australia, in the Australian parliament also, and he should be frankly ashamed of himself,” Morrison told a press conference.The Australian government plans to censure Anning over his comments. A bipartisan motion condemns him for “inflammatory and divisive comments seeking to attribute blame to victims of a horrific crime and to vilify people on the basis of religion”.The motion states that “violence such as that witnessed in Christchurch is an affront on our common humanity” and condemns “an attack on our common values and way of life”.In a statement issued in the aftermath of Friday’s mass shooting, Anning said the attack was the result of Muslim immigration into New Zealand.“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views, but this is all cliched nonsense,” Anning said.He added that “the real cause of bloodshed” is the country’s immigration programme. Share32 Tweet Email No Comments center_img 50,860 Views Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face. @politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019 After the devastating attacks on mosques in Christchurch today, this is Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s response #auspol pic.twitter.com/eLKzIXjBcQ— Felicity Caldwell (@fel_caldwell) March 15, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4547482 Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 12:33 PM Short URL Australian PM says senator who punched teen after blaming terror attack on immigration should face ‘full force of law’ Scott Morrison said Fraser Anning’s comments were “appalling”. last_img read more

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The Parthenon Sculptures go to Westminster

first_imgThe British Museum for 200 years has held the so-called Elgin collection of Parthenon Sculptures, classical sculptures which adorned the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens but which were removed under the instruction of Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin in the early 1800s.In 1816 Lord Elgin, by now in moral decline and on the verge of bankruptcy, was forced to sell them to the British government. By an Act of Parliament passed on 11 July 1816, the sculptures were vested in the British Museum, where they remain to this day.On 11 July 2016, exactly 200 years later, a group of British and Scottish MPs, led by Mr Mark Williams and supported by Sir Roger Gale, Margaret Ferrier, Jeremy Lefroy, Mary Glindon, Hywel Williams and Liz Saville Roberts, have presented a bill to the UK Parliament seeking for the return of the sculptures to their place of origin.The Private Members’ Bill, titled the ‘Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Bill’, makes provision for the transfer of ownership and return to Greece of the artefacts known as the Parthenon Sculptures, or Elgin Marbles, purchased by Parliament in 1816. It also proposes amendments to the British Museum Act to enable the disposal of objects in the museum’s collection which is otherwise prohibited by law.Interestingly, the bill proposes that in making the determination that ownership of the Parthenon Sculptures is transferred to the government of a Hellenic Republic, the UK Secretary of State is required to consult with the trustees of the British Museum, representatives of the Greek government and any other relevant persons to ensure that satisfactory arrangements are made for the transportation of the collection, its future maintenance and display and future access to members of the public.In presenting the bill, Mr Williams declared: “If there had been a justification for taking these sculptures into safe keeping in the UK in the early 1800s, that moment has now long passed. These magnificent artefacts were improperly dragged and sawn off the remains of the Parthenon. Indeed, they have hardly been in safe keeping. Nearly lost altogether on their journey back and damaged by inept management whilst in the British Museum.”The Liberal Democrat MP went on to add: “This Bill proposes that the Parliament should annul what it did 200 years ago. In 1816 Parliament effectively state-sanctioned the improper acquisition of these impressive and important sculptures from Greece. It’s time we engaged in a gracious act. To put right a 200-year wrong.”The issue of the Parthenon Marbles has been the subject of numerous Early Day Motions in the British Parliament and has been debated in both the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is fair to say that particularly on the Conservative side of politics, there is currently little enthusiasm for return. Private member bills presented in Parliament often do not progress from that point. However in this case, the proposed bill was presented and formally read the First time and is to be read a Second time on Friday 20 January 2017. What happens on that occasion remains to be seen.Is Marblexit a possibility, especially since Britain has voted in the famous Brexit referendum to leave the European Union? In this writer’s view, that is unlikely. The so-called ‘Elgin Collection’ is literally the jewel in the crown of the British Museum’s collection and for many years the museum has propagated the myth that the sculptures in London tell a different narrative there and are no longer part of the Athenian story. Earlier this month, the British Museum held what it described as a “special event” to mark the 200th anniversary of the “acquisition” of the Elgin collection of sculptures from the Parthenon. The promotion for the event claimed that “successive arrangements and reinterpretations of the sculptures have sought to display them as art, as architecture, and is part of a greater assemblage of world cultures”. But that is simply part of the museum’s descent into historical revisionism that has reduced the sculptures to mere objects of art without context or proper meaning.The new director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, has declared the British Museum can piece together remnants from the past and allows the visitor to engage with the objects. The museum is claimed to be a “place of shelter”, a repository of objects that have lost their world. What he ignores is the fact that the Parthenon Sculptures taken by Elgin were never lost and are still searching for their spiritual and physical home. And that place is not the dimly-lit, hollow Duveen gallery in the British Museum but the Acropolis Museum bathed in Attic light in Athens.The campaign for return is set to intensify, with a major conference to be held in Athens in September 2016 under the auspices of the president of the Hellenic Republic. The issue of return will also be considered once again by UNESCO in Paris at the end of September, when its specialist Intergovernmental Committee meets. However, mediation has already been rejected by the British side and for the moment cultural diplomacy appears to have stalled. According to The Times of London, the new British Museum director has been in the post for almost three months but had not received any contact from Greek authorities over Greece’s claim to ownership of the Parthenon Sculptures.The Greek government has also previously received detailed legal advice about taking the British to court over the sculptures from an eminent team of lawyers led by the international jurist Geoffrey Robertson QC, and including Amal Clooney, urging the Greeks to seek international legal redress in the face of continued British stonewalling.Maybe the time for a Marblexit has arrived. However, it requires a sustained and genuine effort from the Greek government to present a persuasive case for return. The presentation of the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Bill in the UK Parliament is a noble gesture and one hopes that it will help reignite the debate over the world’s most celebrated case of cultural property that needs to be reconnected with its place of origin.* George Vardas is the vice-president of the Australians for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures association. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Round of 16 is finished in the 2019 Asian Cup

first_imgEight teams have advanced into the Quarterfinals of the competition for a chance to be champions in the tournament played in the United Arab Emirates.The Round of 16 of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was played from January 20th to the 22nd as eight teams move to the Quarterfinals.Vietnam was the first team to advance to the next round of the competition after drawing 1-1 against Jordan but winning 4-2 in penalties.Thailand failed against China as the Chinese advance to the Quarterfinals of the competition, while Iran defeated Oman 2-0.Japan did the minimum to beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, while Australia needed penalties to defeat Uzbekistan, after drawing 0-0 in regular time and winning 4-2 in penalties.Australia is the current champion of the competition, as the Oceanic country hopes to defend its crown from the other Asian teams in the tournament.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.Hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) were on their way to advance to the next round but a 90+1 minute goal by Turnusali Rustamov saw the team going into extra time.There Ahmed Khalil gave the UAE a win, after scoring a penalty kick goal, sending the whole country into celebrations.Meanwhile, South Korea needed a goal by Kim Jin-Su in overtime to beat Bahrain 2-1.The last guest in the Quarterfinals is Qatar, which defeated Iraq 1-0 to advance to the next round.You can find how teams will play in the Quarterfinals of the competition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Pellegrino The penalty changed everything for Leganes

first_imgCD Leganes coach Mauricio Pellegrino lamented the referee’s decision to hand Real Madrid a penalty in their 3-0 Copa del Rey first leg defeat on WednesdayLos Pepineros started off with the better opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite Real dominating possession of the ball, and had two penalty appeals waved away by the referee.However, Real weren’t to be denied when it was their turn to appeal for a spot-kick when Gerard Gumbau fouled Alvaro Odriozola in the area.Captain Sergio Ramos then stepped up to send Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar the wrong way for his 100th career goal.Two second-half goals from Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior then sealed a 3-0 defeat for Leganes.“The penalty changed everything and the second goal was what hit the team hardest. They did very little to score so much,” said Pellegrino, according to Marca.“The game was open up until 2-0. To me, the penalty looked like a very dubious play and it marked us a lot.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The two Madrid-based teams will meet for the second leg at Leganes’ Estadio Municipal de Butarque for the second leg on January 16.“We have very little to lose in the return leg,” added Pellegrino.“We will try to score the first goal at Butarque and later the second to get closer to the third. That is our hope for the second leg.”Final del partido en el Bernabéu. Real Madrid, 3 – Leganés, 0 #RealMadridLeganés #CopaDelRey #VamosLega pic.twitter.com/P9WPBweP9i— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) January 9, 2019last_img read more

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Tijuana man pleads guilty in money laundering scheme

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom June 18, 2019 Tijuana man pleads guilty in money laundering scheme SAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – The leader of an international money laundering organization responsible for moving millions in drug trafficking proceeds from the United States to Mexican criminal organizations pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Tuesday.Manuel Reynoso Garcia, 63, of Tijuana, is slated to be sentenced Sept. 16 for his role in launder ing money on behalf of Mexican criminal organizations that include the Sinaloa Cartel through unlicensed money transmitting businesses.Federal prosecutors say Reynoso is the last of eight defendants to plead guilty in the case and could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.Prosecutors say Reynoso used a variety of channels between 2014 and 2017 to turn cash collected from various American cities into funds for criminal organizations across the border.Couriers would travel to different U.S. cities and collect money in amounts ranging from $150,000 to $600,000, then deposit smaller amounts of those proceeds into “funnel accounts,” bank accounts held in the names of account holders recruited by the money laundering organization.The funds were then transferred to shell corporations in Mexico, and ultimately delivered to the Sinaloa Cartel and other criminal organizations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.“This investigation has made sure that the Sinaloa Cartel and others like it have one less way to wash their dirty money,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said.FBI Special Agent in Charge Scott Brunner said the case against Reynoso and his co-defendants has “dismantled” the organization.“Shutting down illegal cash proceeds returning to the drug cartels is like stopping the blood flow to the heart of these major criminal enterprises,” Brunner said. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 18, 2019last_img read more

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Outhouse Vandalized At Tsalteshi Trail

first_imgAccording to the post the bathroom has since been cleaned, and the trail crews plan to re-open them as soon as possible. “The Tsalteshi Board has chosen not to post images of hate and racism because we don’t believe in providing a platform to these pernicious and low ideologies that cause real harm to real people. The trails are a place for everyone, and our mission is to provide the opportunity for ALL individuals to participate in cross-country activities. If you see vandalism on the trails, please let us know so we can address it.” “Beyond the physical damage to the outhouse, which has been a great resource to the Tsalteshi community, the attempt to spread violent and harmful ideology damages our community as a whole. As a community based organization we do not stand for hatred. We encourage all of you to combat such low and contemptible thoughts where they begin, in the small moments and passing comments, long before they reach the walls of an outhouse or go on to do much greater harm.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The outhouse at the Tsalteshi Trails was vandalized over the weekend, according to the Alaska State Troopers.center_img Anyone with information regarding the incident or the individuals responsible are asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers, case # AK18030152. In a post on the Tsalteshi Trails Facebook page they state the outhouse was vandalized with racist and hateful remarks and symbols, and cinder blocks were thrown down into the tank.last_img read more

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Simbus next film STR stepping into the shoes of Shivaraj Kumar in

first_imgSimbu and Gautham Karthik in Mufti remake.PR HandoutSilambarasan aka Simbu, who is currently working on Venkat Prabhu’s Maanaadu, has given his nod to one more project. The Kollywood actor will be starring in the Tamil remake of Kannada hit movie Mufti.The Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa actor, who is known as STR, is teaming up with Gautham Karthik, who will be seen in an important role in the Tamil flick. “We’re Absolutely Thrilled to be Teaming up with, #STR for the First Time  A Mega Budget Action Thriller Starring #STR and @Gautham_Karthik  Directed by the Super Talented #Narthan  ✍️ @madhankarky #STR45 [sic],” Studio Green, which is funding the project, tweeted.Narthan, who directed the original, is helming the Tamil version of Mufti as well.Silambarasan is going to play a role with a negative shade in the untitled film. Gautham Karthik will be seen as an undercover agent who is on a mission to unmask the true face of the role played by Simbu in the flick.”Super SUPER excited to be sharing screen space with the ever charming and super talented #STR bro ! Directed by director #Narthan sir ,and produced by @StudioGreen2 Thank you @kegvraja for this opportunity! @iamrammy_ramesh This is one to look forward to guys! [sic],” Gautham Karthik shared his excitement.The hunt for the female lead is on and the complete cast-crew details are yet to be revealed. Mufti, which was released in 2017, was one of the big hits at the Karnataka box office. Apart from Shivaraj Kumar and Sriimurali, Shanvi Srivastava, Chaya Singh, Vasishta N Simha and others were part of the cast.  On the other hand, Simbu will have to wrap up Venkat Prabhu’s Maanaadu and Hansika Motwani’s Maha before commencing this flick. Shivaraj Kumar and Sri Murali in Mufti.PR Handoutlast_img read more

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Govt working to repatriate Rohingyas to their country PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is working to repatriate all the Myanmar citizens who have already been taken shelter in Bangladesh after forcibly displaced from their own land.“Myanmar will have to find out the solution on Rohingya crisis as the problem has originated from Myanmar….we are pledge-bound to repatriate all the shelter-less Myanmar citizens to their own land safely and with due respect,” said the prime minister.Leader of the House and prime minister Sheikh Hasina said this replying to a starred question made by MP Selina Jahan Lita of women seat-1 at parliament, reports BSS.The premier told the house that bilateral talks with Myanmar have began. The home minister visited Myanmar and the foreign minister is visiting Myanmar and will discuss on the issue.All the world leaders are playing special role by mounting pressure on Myanmar and stand beside Bangladesh, the PM added.About the registration of the Rohingyas, the PM said “We have taken the bio-metric registration of the Myanmar citizens as it is very much important. The registration work of the Myanmar citizens has begun on 11 September 2017.”At present, Sheikh Hasina said, the registration work is going on through 96 workstations of seven centres at Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas in Cox’s Bazar. A total of 599,460 Rohingyas registrations have been completed till 20 November 2017, she told the House.Department of Immigration and passport, Bangladesh Army, Border Guard Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ansar are involved in the registration work, the PM said.On an average, 11,000 Myanmar citizens are coming under biometric registration process in a day, said the PM, adding that the registration would be completed by 12 December this year.As high as 1 million Rohingyas now staying in the country as some 624,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh till 28 October over and above the 400,000 Rohingyas who had come earlier in the country.Highlighting the recently concluded 72nd session of the United Nations General assembly, the prime minister said huge importance has been given on the Rohingya crisis at the general assembly.last_img read more

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Gucci Names Diversity Chief after Blackface Flap

first_imgBy NNPA Newswire Renee Tirado has been appointed director of Gucci’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division.In her new capacity, Tirado will be tasked with developing and implementing a global strategy to make Gucci’s workplace more inclusive through by its hiring process and developing its diversity, equity and inclusion team.Renee Tirado has been appointed director of Gucci’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division.“I am in the business of making human connections that start with the foundations of inclusivity, respect, and diversity to ensure Gucci remains culturally relevant and economically competitive,” Tirado, who is an attorney, said in a statement. “I am honored to join a company that puts these non-negotiable values at the forefront of their business model, not as a ‘nice to have’ but as a key component of its business strategy.”Tirado, a graduate of the University of Rochester where she joined the Pi Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, will also lead Gucci’s Cultural Awareness Learning Program, Global Multicultural Design Fellowship Program, the Internal Global Exchange Program, and other programming.Over the last year, multiple fashion brands have faced backlash for what many in the public considered culturally insensitive or racist products. Gucci, in particular received backlash for what has been referred to as its “blackface” balaclava sweaters which were pulled from shelves in February.Chanel, Prada and Burberry have all introduced diversity initiatives as well.This story originally appeared in The Washington Informer.last_img read more

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Gottlieb KIRK Cousins deserves better than the Redskins

first_imgLeBron never blames himself  Word was leaked to the press that LeBron James is unhappy with the Cavaliers lackluster offseason, which has seen them fail to acquire impact players like Jimmy Butler and Paul George. Doug thinks GM LeBron’s insistence to force the team to overpay for players like Tristan Thompson and JR Smith has handcuffed the already over-the-cap Cavs in their pursuit to add more pieces. To be fair, dysfunctional owner Dan Gilbert firing GM David Griffin surely didn’t help matters.Gottlieb thinks these comments follow a pattern throughout LeBron’s career. He places blame on those around him instead of taking any accountability for his role in the situation.Doug has seen this movie before, and usually when LeBron starts complaining, it’s a sign he’s headed for the exits.  This is just the first breadcrumb to place blame on anyone but himself when he decides to hit the door.Guests:Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to discuss LeBron’s future with the Cavs; if he deserves blame for forcing the organization to overpay for players; and his take on Jason Kidd/Lonzo Ball comparisons.Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Kirk Cousins contract; how he got the nickname stink; and why peeing your pants is the coolest.Eric Davis – FS1 Analyst and Super Bowl champion is in-studio to discuss Michael Vick’s comments about Colin Kaepernick needing to cut his hair; and the Panthers firing their GM so close to the start of the season. KIRK Cousins deserves better than the RedskinsAfter failing to re reach an agreement on a long-term contract with sort-of franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins, Washington team President Bruce Allen made headlines when he repeatedly called Cousins, ‘Kurt’ in a radio interview discussing the negotiations.Cousins responded that the mix up was ‘fine,’ but, as Doug pointed out, “fine” usually means the opposite. Regardless, the name issue is just another example that the Redskins don’t value Cousins and aren’t willing to commit because they are always looking for greener grass at quarterback. Is Cousins a top-5 NFL quarterback? No, but he’s good enough and better than what they can replace him with. The hesitancy and lack of interest by the Redskins is just the latest sign that the organization is still a mess.last_img read more

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Update Beware of jewellery and cash theft scam

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Police are appealing to the public to be aware of a scam currently doing the rounds, in which residents are being targeted by suspects who steal their jewellery and cash.On Saturday, an 85-year-old resident was approached at her home in Kandahar Avenue by a woman dressed in Muslim attire.The woman claimed to have been sent to assist the sick resident and give her a massage. While massaging her, the woman asked for a piece of gold to massage with and the resident handed over a piece of jewellery.Later, the woman made excuses that she needed water and a cold drink.The resident left the woman alone to fetch the items. Upon returning to the bedroom, the resident was told to wait inside while the woman went to fetch massage oil from her car.The woman never returned and later the resident realised she had stolen her jewellery and cash. Police are appealing to the public not to allow anyone access to your home unless you know exactly who they are.Go so far as to contact the organisation they claim to represent so as to verify that the person is really who they say they are. DID 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!last_img read more

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Costa Rica falters late falls to the United States 20

first_imgA late goal and an assist from Sebastian Lletget proved all the scoring the United States needed to defeat Costa Rica, 2-0, in an international friendly Saturday afternoon.Lletget headed home a Jonathan Lewis cross to break an 80-minute deadlock at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.¡Nos anota USA! Sebastian Lletget pone arriba en el marcador al cuadro norteamericano #LaSele pic.twitter.com/LKfqw3uWbC— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) February 2, 2019In the 88th minute, Lletget set up Paul Arriola as the United States secured its second win in as many games under new head coach Gregg Berhalter, while Costa Rica lost its first with Gustavo Matosas.¡Golazo de Estados Unidos! Arriola pone el segundo para #USA pic.twitter.com/SkwMXgFaJf— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) February 2, 2019After a slow first 45 minutes, the United States imposed its will on La Sele.The United States nearly took advantage of Costa Rica’s aggressive pressing early in the second half with a counterattack in the 51st minute, but Cristian Roldan missed the net from inside the box.¡Se estrelló en el palo! Estados Unidos muy cómodo jugando por las bandas. #LaSele pic.twitter.com/stEHgd7GYj— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) February 2, 2019Four minutes later, Nick Lima — playing at his home stadium — beat goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado but hit the post with a right-footed shot.¡Se estrelló en el palo! Estados Unidos muy cómodo jugando por las bandas. #LaSele pic.twitter.com/stEHgd7GYj— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) February 2, 2019The post saved Costa Rica again in the 68th minute when Roldan blasted a shot from outside the 18-yard box.¡Una más al poste! Estados Unidos con todo en este segundo tiempo. #LaSele pic.twitter.com/K089ULAczM— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) February 2, 2019But Costa Rica’s luck ran out late as Lletget and Arriola picked apart La Sele‘s defense.Both coaches fielded youth-laden, local rosters, as the game was not played on an official FIFA match date.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:Campbell stars as Costa Rica beats Peru, 3-2 2019 Gold Cup field finalized; Costa Rica will host two matches Costa Rica defeats Jamaica, 1-0, in friendly Keylor Navas not in Real Madrid’s plans for next season, per reportslast_img read more

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HighLTV Originations See Sharp Increase Under HARP

first_imgHigh-LTV Originations See Sharp Increase Under HARP Share July 9, 2012 427 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Servicingcenter_img Overall, mortgage originations declined in April. However, originations for loans with high loan-to-value ratios have been on the rise the past few months with April as no exception, according to the latest data from “”Lender Processing Services””:http://www.lpsvcs.com/Pages/default.aspx (LPS) released Monday. [IMAGE]LPS suggests the rise in high-LTV originations could be a sign that HARP is having an impact on originations the past few months. Total loan originations dropped 12 percent in April after rising steadily since the beginning of the year. [COLUMN_BREAK]April originations are still up year-to-date by 9.3 percent and year-over-year by about 7.4 percent. The percentage of non-FHA originations has also been on the rise since for several months, and it did not drop off in April. In fact, non-FHA loan originations have risen steadily since November 2011 when they took up 20.2 percent of total loan originations to 33.8 percent in April. On the other hand, high LTV loans, those with LTVs of more than 80 percent, posted a sharp increase early this year after declining toward the end of last year. The number of high LTV, non-FHA originations jumped from 85,000 in January to 112,000 in February and then 130,000 in March. The category has leveled off this month at 131,000. While HARP may be having an impact on the originations sector, the housing market continues to struggle with high levels of foreclosures, especially in judicial states, where foreclosures must be processed by the courts before they are completed. Foreclosure inventory nationwide stands at 4.14 percent, according to LPS’ May data. In judicial states, foreclosures make up 6.5 percent of housing stock, while in non-judicial states, inventory is much lower, 2.46 percent. Agents & Brokers HARP Housing Affordability Investors Lender Processing Services Lenders & Servicers Loan-to-Value Ratio Processing Refinance Service Providers 2012-07-09 Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

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Before this it was all very harmonious We really

first_img“Before this it was all very harmonious. We really did not see this coming, and I can honestly say that this is not a place where people who are laborers cannot approach their management,” he said.He also noted that many companies offered a wage incentive system to their workers, and so not many laborers would not have actually benefitted from the rise that was finally agreed to.”If you ask me, I think some of them are probably confused because they expected more out of it. This civic organization…now meddles in the place of work forums. It created a heck of a problem, to say the least,” he said.Most workers returned to the citrus operations on Thursday evening or Friday afternoon, he said.”We would like to believe that 80-90% of people wanted nothing to do with the strike, I believe that most people were intimidated. The interesting thing is that when people came back to work, they just got stuck in,” he said.”Already there’s lots of fruit that’s been loaded into containers. This morning at 7 o’clock the valley was going crazy with activity. I estimate the backlog will be cleared by Thursday or Friday.”He said there would be some fruit loss, mainly of late clementines and some Navels which couldn’t be picked. He also noted that, fortunately for the growers, temperatures over recent days had been quite low, which helped to preserve the fruit.De Waal said he would be hiring someone to conduct research into the causes of the recent unrest. He believed a multitude of reasons could be behind it, but suspected that efforts to win votes for next year’s general election could have played a part. The Citrus Growers’ Association CGA last week slammed what it described as “opportunistic political posturing”.”While we are obviously not happy with the civic organization that did things in this manner, I must say we have a lot of empathy with our workers and the community, and we want to find out more about what caused them to take this drastic kind of action,” De Waal said.www.freshfruitportal.com This story is exclusive to Fresh Fruit Portal. If you would like to reproduce any elements of it on other sites or publications, please make a request to our editorial team at news@freshfruitportal.com June 12 , 2018 The head of South Africa’s Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC) says the recent labor dispute that brought Eastern Cape citrus operations to a standstill came as a complete surprise to the sector. SRCC managing director Hannes de Waal also said as of Monday afternoon almost all the citrus companies in the region were back to normal and he expected the backlog of shipments to be cleared later this week.A strike by workers in the Eastern Cape began on May 31 and lasted a week, amid demands of higher wages. De Waal said the companies later gave in to the demands on June 7.Speaking to Fresh Fruit Portal, he said the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) had improperly taken up the issue of implementing the new minimum wage and had incentivized workers to strike, but he believed the majority of workers had wanted to continue working.”In some places we see that they did not inform people properly, so there was some confusion. Following the unrest, we decided to give them what they asked for to avoid loss of property and loss of life,” he said, noting that had been some cases of arson and violence.De Waal said that a minimum wage law first passed parliament two years ago, setting an R16.25 per-hour rate for agricultural workers. Changes coming into effect this year will see the level lifted to R18 per hour for agricultural workers and R20 in other sectors, he said.He explained the regulations would have to pass through some provincial committees, but he expected it would come into effect around July or August. However, he said SANCO had demanded the higher rate be immediately implemented for farmworkers.Losses related to the unrest are still being quantified, but De Waal said the biggest loss was of trust and relationships. Argentina’s citrus crop still “paralyzed”, light e … China: Dongfang sees lower profit in 2018 but reco … U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado … You might also be interested in South Africa: Labor court stops striking workers a …last_img read more

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