UN human rights expert spotlights suffering of Roma and victims of caste

14 June 2011The Roma community in Europe and victims of caste systems in Africa, Asia and the Middle East are continuously subjected to deep-rooted discrimination, prejudice and intolerance, and deserve protection from those violations, the United Nations independent expert on racism stressed today. “All victims should receive the same attention and protection, and all forms of racism and discrimination should be addressed with the same emphasis and determination,” said Githu Muigai, the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism.“It is essential to avoid establishing any hierarchy among the different manifestations of discrimination, even if they may vary in nature and degree depending on the historical, geographical and cultural contexts,” said Mr. Muigai as he presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.On the Roma community, Mr. Muigai assessed racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, particularly in Europe.“While positive developments and good practices have been identified at the regional and national levels they have been insufficient,” he noted. “Important challenges remain that reveal grave and deep-rooted problems of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance against Roma that need to be addressed in the most vigorous manner.”He stressed that it is essential to develop a comprehensive approach based on stronger legal, political and institutional measures, taking into account the structural dimension of the problem, the interrelation between discrimination and socio-economic marginalization and political exclusion, as well as the situation of the most vulnerable Roma.In his view, legislative measures should be adopted and complemented by key measures such as affirmative action to redress historical inequalities; training in human rights for State agents; and educational and awareness-raising measures to foster mutual understanding, respect and tolerance.Mr. Muigai’s report also addressed discrimination based on work and descent in different regions.“The vital first step is to recognize that discrimination on the grounds of descent constitutes a form of racial discrimination prohibited by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” he says.“However, certain governments have failed to implement effectively their obligations to protect against such discrimination, and have, in some instances, sidestepped the question of caste discrimination,” Mr. Muigai added.He suggested that governments include information on the issue of discrimination based on caste and other analogous systems of inherited status in their reports to UN human rights bodies. He also called for the collection of disaggregated data, on a regular basis, to identify the number of people affected and design appropriate strategies to fight this kind of discrimination.“Shortcomings do not stem only from governments and institutions but also from the population itself, including within communities considered of lower caste or status,” the independent expert noted.In his view, any legal measure to outlaw discrimination should go “hand-in-hand with awareness-raising, with a special emphasis on the judiciary, police and civil service, to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of the law by the police and civil service to ensure access to justice and effective remedies for victims.” read more

Sudan Security Council studies peace agreement

The 15-member Council was briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast on the Framework Agreement announced on 24 September between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), the main autonomist group in the southern part of the country.In a statement released last week, a UN spokesman said Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “highly commends the commitment and personal efforts of First Vice-President of the Sudan, Ali Osman Taha, and Chairman of the SPLM/A, John Garang, who have been engaged in direct talks in Naivasha, Kenya, for over three weeks.”

Asian nations underline need to protect and support migrants during UN debate

Alberto G. Romulo, Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Philippines, called on Member States to back the creation of an informal Global Forum on Migration and Development, a standing, non-binding body in which countries will be able to discuss and exchange the best ideas and practices on the issue.Secretary-General Kofi Annan outlined the proposal for the Forum in a report released in June, and during a high-level meeting at the General Assembly last week he welcomed Belgium’s offer to host the first meeting next year of the planned body.Noting that about one in 10 Filipinos live overseas, working in almost every country in the world, Dr. Romulo said it was vital that countries cooperate more on issues relating to migration.He also called on countries to accede to the International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families to show their preparedness to combat exploitation of migrant workers.Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, lamented that “hundreds of thousands” of people around the world are leaving their families behind and emigrating because they “are feeling so insecure.”He said this bleak picture would look even worse without the efforts of the UN, especially in establishing and operating refugee camps for the victims of disasters and conflict.Given the suffering and hardship endured by so many people, Prince Mohamed said the issue of UN reform should be viewed through a much more human lens. He said efforts should focus on whether a given UN reform proposal is “relevant to ordinary peoples’ personal lives and problems.”Singapore’s Foreign Minister George Yeo took up the subject of regional organizations and the role they can pay in devising solutions to cross-border problems and intractable conflicts.Citing the work of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in stabilizing the region and promoting economic development, Mr. Yeo called for the UN and other global bodies to work more closely with regional groups to tackle problems such as terrorism, drug trafficking and barriers to free trade.Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk focused on the needs of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) during his address to the Assembly, voicing concern at the lack of international progress in the past five years.Mr. Wangchuk said it was important that affluent nations lifted their Official development Assistance (ODA) contributions because this is often the primary resource for development in the world’s poorest nations, as they lack the ability to generate large amounts of foreign investment or raise funds on commercial terms. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,770.64, up 37.66 points):Silver Bear Resources Inc. (TSX:SBR). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 10 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 7.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up six cents, or 2.99 per cent, to $2.07 on 7.3 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Down 22 cents, or 0.41 per cent, to $53.64 on 4.9 million shares.Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. (TSX:RLC). Health-care. Up $2.62, or 27.75 per cent, to $12.06 on 4.8 million shares. The retirement home chain has agreed to a friendly takeover by Revera Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc (NYSE:HCN). The Ohio-based company and Revera of Mississauga, Ont., have offered $12 per share for Regal in a deal that values the Toronto-based company at $766 million, including $359 million of assumed debt.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up seven cents, or 2.92 per cent, to $2.47 on 4.8 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 1.06 per cent, to 47.5 cents on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.05 per cent, to $55.55 on 1.5 million shares. The National Energy Board says isn’t ready to let Enbridge start shipping crude to Quebec refineries just yet. But the federal watchdog granted Enbridge “leave to open” its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Quebec on Thursday. Before operations can begin, Enbridge must do hydrostatic testing along three densely populated segments — near Hilton, Ont.; Kingston and Brockville, Ont., and Mirabel, Que. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2015 2:55 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Football No 4 Ohio State heads to Happy Valley for battle with

Penn State senior quarterback Trace McSorley (9) carries the ball during the game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21, 2018. Penn State defeated Illinois 63-24. Credit: Courtesy of Caitlin Lee | The Daily Collegian Photo EditorThe latest edition in the Ohio State-Penn State saga will continue on Saturday when the two best offenses in the country battle in Happy Valley.The Nittany Lions come in as the top-ranked scoring offense in the country with 55.5 points per game. Ohio State comes in second by only a point behind with 54.5.These powerhouse offenses headline the clash of two undefeated top 10 teams that have come together for some of the most memorable moments of the past two seasons, including a game-winning blocked field goal for a touchdown by Penn State two years ago, and an 11-point comeback with less than five minutes to go led by J.T. Barrett at Ohio Stadium last season.Add that to the game being on the road at Happy Valley, No. 4 Ohio State likely won’t see a matchup this challenging again all season.“That’s one of the tops in the country. Very loud and the fans are very into it just like our Horseshoe,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. “You’ve got to be ready for that kind of environment.”No. 9 Penn State comes in off back-to-back 63-point games, the last being a 63-24 victory against Illinois. The top-scoring offense in the nation ranks No. 16 in total offensive production, with a top 10 rushing attack at 275 yards per game on the ground.Redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley leads the Nittany Lions offense as the program leader in total touchdowns with 77. This season, McSorley has 998 total yards and 14 touchdowns — eight through the air and six on the ground — and two interceptions while competing 53.7 percent of his passes.Meyer praised McSorley’s competitive edge.“A winner, a guy that can do it all and a competitor,” Meyer said.Meyer also complimented the play of junior running back Miles Sanders, who is No. 6 in the NCAA with 495 rushing yards, and has five touchdowns in the first four games. Sanders ran the ball for 200 yards against Illinois, helping break open a game that remained close for much of the first half.Meyer said the Penn State team this year is very much the same team that lost to the Buckeyes by a point last year.“Offensive line is better. And that running back is really good,” Meyer said. “We don’t see much difference at all. Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”McSorley is the major threat Ohio State will be looking to contain in Happy Valley. The redshirt senior brings a dual-threat ability and energy to the offense that becomes even more impactful in big games.In last season’s Fiesta Bowl, McSorley completed 78 percent of his throws and amassed 402 yards of offense and two touchdowns in Penn State’s win over Washington. A year before, he threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns in the Big Ten championship win against Wisconsin.He also has never lost a collegiate start at home.Sophomore linebacker Pete Werner said he sees McSorley’s winning attitude in the film.“He has a lot of toughness. He’s a great quarterback — the best one, most likely, we’re going to see this year,” Werner said. “He’s just a guy that has a drive to win games.”The Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 8 in sacks per game with 3.5. Redshirt junior defensive end Shareef Miller leads the team with three, and 12 separate players have recorded a sack on the year.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he is expecting a strong defense in the Nittany Lions.“Experienced players, really sound defensively,” Haskins said. “Yeah, they make a couple of mistakes but every defense does. When they get things rolling, they’re pretty good.”Penn State ranks No. 29 in passing defense at 173.3 yards per game, while allowing the 48th most rushing yards per game with 172.5.PredictionOhio State might have won five of the past six meetings against Penn State, but the series has dramatically picked up in intensity since 2016. Happy Valley is going to come out loud, and Haskins is going to be in the most hostile environment he has faced since Michigan a season ago.Haskins will have to be as strong and composed as he has been all season for Ohio State to win, while McSorley will need to bring the energy and vocal leadership he’s known for in big games to give the Nittany Lions an advantage.The run games have been strong points for both teams overall this season, but Penn State’s has been clicking more as of late, as sophomore and redshirt junior running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber each ran for less than 60 yards each against Tulane.Penn State’s weak point on the defensive side has been the run, and the Buckeyes will have to exploit that to allow Haskins to open up the passing game.Ohio State has the stronger win under its belt, a 40-28 victory against TCU, and that added experience could help against a Penn State team that has not faced a ranked opponent this year.But Penn State has the benefit of playing at home in one of the most intimidating stadiums in college football, and will face an Ohio State defense missing its best player, junior defensive end Nick Bosa.The Buckeyes did not get real game-time experience for the Bosa-less defensive line against Tulane, but the line still has plenty of talent without him.This game may very well come down to the cool and collected Haskins vs. the energetic, enthusiastic McSorley, and from what 2018 has shown, I give the edge to: Haskins.Yes, McSorley has proved his ability in the crunch time, but his lackluster completion percentage and lack of strong opponent this year gives me more worries than the Ohio State quarterback who breaks a record with each new start.This is a matchup that could go either way, and one that could be a shootout. In either case, Haskins has sold me as the guy who can get it done, and if his 16 touchdowns, 1,194 yards and single interception haven’t sold you, a winning performance against the No. 9 team in the country on Saturday will.Wyatt Crosher: 38-36 Ohio StateColin Gay: 35-31 Ohio StateEdward Sutelan: 42-35 Ohio StateRachel Bules: 32-28 Ohio StateChase Ray: 45-35 Penn StateSydney Riddle: 35-27 Ohio State Amanda Parrish: 38-35 Ohio State read more

St Pauls Cathedral appoints first female chorister in 1000year history

first_imgSt Paul’s Cathedral has appointed the first-ever female chorister to join its choir full-time. Carris Jones, 35, a Cambridge history graduate, was unanimously confirmed as the choir’s newest alto singer by a panel after several rounds of auditions. The £24,000-a-year full time role as a “Vicar Choral” – the name for an adult member of the choir – will start in September, as Ms Jones is due to give birth to a baby daughter in May. The former freelance singer has worked on soundtracks to Harry Potter and the Hobbit, and joined Sting on his “lute tour” in 2006. Ms Jones will be the first permanent female member of the choirCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA Choristers in St Paul's Cathedral in London after a rehearsal ahead of their busiest weeks of the year. Pedestrians battle high winds as they cross Millennium Bridge in view of St Paul's Cathedral  St Paul’s has never had a full-time female choristerCredit:Luke MacGregorcenter_img “These posts just don’t come up very often.  I feel really privileged to have been in the right place at the right time,” she said. She knows many of the choir members already, having worked with them on other projects – and says she only anticipates awkwardness when touring. “I’m sure things will come up. I’m sure touring with a largely male group will be interesting.”But a number of people in the choir are already colleagues of mine so it’s all very friendly,” she said. Now a practising Christian, Ms Jones did not grow up going to church but found religion while at Cambridge, where she also met her husband, who was in a rival college choir. St Paul’s Cathedral choir includes 26 boy treble choristers, eight probationers and 12 Vicars Choral, the professional adult singers who take the alto, tenor and bass parts.Almost all other cathedral choirs have started accepting girls. Last year, St Paul’s was one of four Anglican cathedrals left without girl choristers. Andrew Carwood, director of music at St Paul’s, said: ‘We are delighted that Carris is joining the Choir. The final round of auditions was of a very high standard and her appointment was a unanimous decision.’ The singer, who has a son, Robin, 2, with husband Oliver Hunt, also a musician, had ambitions to work in the Foreign Office after she graduated from Cambridge with a 2:1 in her master’s degree in history. Instead – after a brief period in the Civil Service – she became a musician, singing on film soundtracks and in operas before joining the choir at Catholic church the London Oratory.She got the job after responding to an advert which made it clear women and men would be considered, and beating tough competition – from both genders – over several rounds of auditions. She feels a “responsibility” being the first woman in the cathedral choir. “It wasn’t just for me, it was for lots of my other female colleagues as well. I feel very lucky to be joining a choir that has been so keen for so long to get women involved. 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.last_img read more

Heres how Taapsee Pannu mocked Rangoli Chandel by pulling Varun Dhawans leg

first_imgVarun Dhawan, Taapsee PannuTwitterTrust Taapsee Pannu to come up with some witty responses and she would never let you down. The Pink actress decided to give Rangoli Chandel the taste of her own medicine by pulling Varun Dhawan’s leg with her inimitable way.Extending his appreciation to Saand Ki Aankh teaser, Varun Dhawan replied to director Tushar Hiranandani but didn’t mention the names of either of the lead actresses – Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar – in his tweet.”Proud of you Tushar. Bringing real Indian heroes on the big screen. Best dadis,” Varun Dhawan tweeted.It might have come as deja vu for Taapsee when Varun failed to mention Kangana Ranaut’s name while appreciating the Judgementall Hai Kya trailer.Rangoli had shot back at Varun for not including Kangana’s name in his appreciation tweet. She had even lashed out at Taapsee for not praising Kangana in her tweet and went on to call her a ‘sasti copy of Kangana’.And as they say ‘what goes around, comes around’, Taapsee, who was in a playful mood, she seized the moment to mock Varun in the same manner Rangoli did a few days ago.Replying to Varun’s tweet about Saand Ki Aankh teaser, Taapsee said, “Arre Varun but u have not written our names y no appreciation for us ??? Why why why?”Arre Varun but u have not written our names ? y no appreciation for us ??? Why why why?— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 11, 2019For the uninitiated, Taapsee had decided not to react on Rangoli’s demeaning statements against her saying that she genuinely had no time to spare for it.last_img read more

IS claims responsibility for Russia church shooting

first_img.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Dagestan region.At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar.Authorities say the gunman was a local resident, and his wife has been detained for questioning. But police haven’t commented on the possible motive for the attack.A statement from the Islamic State group, posted Monday on an IS-affiliated militant website, claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying a Muslim fighter attacked “a Christian temple” in Kizlyar. The authenticity of the statement couldn’t be confirmed, but the website is regularly used by IS for posting militant statements.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday, April 9. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 21:00Heavy traffic on the M6A lane is shut on the M6 southbound between Junctions 15 and 14 due to a broken down vehicle. 17:18Rush-hour travel newsMotorists are advised of the following during this evening’s rush-hour: Slow traffic on the M6 between Stafford Services and Junction 15 following an earlier accident. All lanes are now open. Queuing traffic on the A50 near Blythe Bridge due to an earlier broken down vehicleLeek Road near to Victoria Road is ‘heavier than normal’ Slow traffic on Eccleshall Road in Stone due to an accident near to the Co-op store17:13Fire at nature reserveFirefighters were called out to a blaze at a nature reserve this afternoon. An engine from Crewe went to Quakers Coppice Nature Reserve just before 3pm. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say ‘beaters’ were used to extinguish the blaze. 16:56Burglars steal ‘boxed televisions and laptops’Thieves broke into a house where they stole two televisions and two laptops – all brand new and still in their boxes. The burglary took place on Sycamore Close in Holmes Chapel at some point between 5.50pm on April 7 and 10am the following day. Cheshire Police say a number of items were taken including the televisions and laptops. The occupants were not in at the time. Now detectives have launched an appeal for witnesses DC Scott Marshall-Bowater said: “I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity around these times or is offered for sale items in unusual circumstances to contact police.”Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting 368448.15:37Have you had your bike stolen?Police officers in Newcastle have recovered two bikes believed to be stolen. Officers are keen to reunite them with their owners. A stolen bike found by officers in NewcastleA stolen bike found by officers in NewcastleIf you recognise one of the bikes call 101. 15:20Meet the Donna Louise’s newest senior employeeBusinessman Nathan Walton has today been revealed as the new director of income generation and marketing at the Donna Louise. Nathan has previously been a trustee for the Trentham-based charity and has helped raise £110,000 by taking part in various fund-raising events. Now Nathan, who was among those taking on the gruelling Tower to Tower challenge, has taken on a role with the hospice. Businessman Nathan WaltonHe said: “It’s a huge privilege and I’m proud to be joining such a fantastic, motivated team. I’m especially excited to be joining the charity at such an important time with the development of our services for young adults and look forward to using the knowledge, skills and connections I have gained in the business world to help this incredible charity thrive even further.”12:20Lane closed due to lorry having tyre changed One lane closed due to lorry having a tyre changed on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. 11:50Police warning about youths firing catapult at pigeons and propertiesPolice say the two youths are described as being between 14 and 16-years-old. More here.11:14Cigarettes cause two fires in North Staffordshire homesFirefighters are now urging people to ensure cigarettes are properly put out. More here.10:42Boy, 11, suffers eye injury after group of teenagers pelt him with stonesPolice say around ten teenagers were involved in the incident. More here.10:38Boy, 11, suffers eye injury after group of teenagers pelt him with stonesPolice say around ten teenagers were involved in the incident. More here.08:45Incident reported on A500Reports of incident on A500 D Road near A34 Talke Road (Talke Roundabout). 08:04One lane blocked on M6 due to broken down carA Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) is blokcked on the M6 Northbound between J14 for #StaffordNorth and J15 for #Stoke due to a broken down car. Free recovery and Traffic Officers on route. “07:50Delays due to broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound at J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. 07:32Queueing traffic at Cellarhead CrossroadsQueueing traffic on A520 Leek Road in both directions at A52 Cellarhead Road (Cellarhead Cross Roads). In the roadworks area.There is a lane closure.07:10Queuing traffic on the A50Queueing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). In the roadworks area.Due to a lane closure.07:02A527 busy but moving in LongportBrownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is four minutes.07:02Usual congestion A53 in Stockton Brook/Baddeley GreenUsual congestion on A53 Leek New Road at A5009 Baddeley Green Lane.07:01A500 busy but movingA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. 07:00Tractor stolen and tyres slashed – latest crimes in the MoorlandsPolice in the Staffordshire Moorlands are appealing for information on the following incidents. More here.06:44Bag full of drugs seized after police stop car in townA man has been arrested after police stopped the vehicle last night. More here.06:34Latest weather forecastThe latest forecast from the Met Office says;For most of the region there will be sunshine through the majority of the day.” 06:30Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest news and traffic updates throughout the day.last_img read more

Man with munitions arrested at Nigeria ministry

first_imgAssociated PressABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – A man tried to smuggle grenades and rifle ammunition into Nigeria’s Information Ministry where ministers were attending a news conference Monday, witnesses and authorities said.The man apparently made it past the gate of the Radio House compound in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, heading toward where the ministers were meeting before being stopped. Footage aired on the state-run Nigerian Television Authority showed the man sitting on the ground next to a woman’s handbag that contained the rifle rounds and the grenades. Comments   Share   However, those attacks have been carried out largely by car bomb, not by attackers using military-style hand grenades.Meanwhile, a police official said at least seven people had been killed in separate gun attacks likely carried out by sect gunmen in Maiduguri, a city in Nigeria’s northeast where Boko Haram once had its main mosque.___Associated Press writers Haruna Umar in Maiduguri, Nigeria and Jon Gambrell and Yinka Ibukun in Lagos, Nigeria contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist While police identifed the cannisters as hand grenades, at least one had the acronym “CS” and the word “riot” written on its side, likely making it a cannister of tear gas instead of a bomb. Another cannister bore similar markings to it, and the other appeared to a stun grenade.As journalists shouted questions at the man after his arrest, he said that he had come from a neighboring state and was trying to give the bag to someone else inside the ongoing ministerial conference. The conference, aired live on state television Monday, continued uninterrupted.Police later identified the man arrested as John Akapapu and said they had taken him into custody as they continued an investigation into the incident. A statement from federal police command said officers recovered 37 rifle rounds and three grenades after Akapapu’s arrest, but did not offer any details about why the man carried the weapons onto the ministry’s grounds.Nigeria has been under increasing attack by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram, which has been blamed for more than 520 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. Nigeria’s capital also has been targeted in bombings carried out by militants from the country’s oil-rich southern delta. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

CoreLogic Announces Multiyear Agreement with ABoR

first_imgCoreLogic Announces Multiyear Agreement with ABoR in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology July 23, 2012 524 Views Sharecenter_img California-based “”CoreLogic””:http://www.corelogic.com/ has struck a deal with the “”Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR)””:http://www.abor.com/. The company recently announced the multiyear agreement, following the group’s decision to engage CoreLogic’s Matrix platform.[IMAGE]””CoreLogic offers a wealth of options not available from other MLS providers,”” said ABoR CEO Matt Maire. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Matrix provides the speed and mobile accessibility that many of our members are looking for. By offering Matrix alongside our existing MLS system, we can expand our menu of services and empower our members to differentiate themselves in a competitive market,”” Maire added.The Matrix system will serve to supplement ABoR’s previously selected technology program, CoreLogic’s Fusion/MLXchange module. ABoR also currently deploys the company’s Realist, MLS Data Checker, MLS Data Co-op, and Transaction/Document Manager and Stats Pro.Ben Graboske, SVP of real estate and financial services for CoreLogic, commented on the deal noting, “”We are tremendously pleased that the Austin Board of Realtors has selected CoreLogic as its MLS systems provider. Matrix continues to gain momentum in premier markets like Austin where maximum performance is especially critical. By combining Matrix’s iPad-friendly HTML interface and sub-second response times with the vast data resources of CoreLogic, we are creating a new class of MLS system unlike anything else on the market today.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-07-23 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The spectacular Yas Vic

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe spectacular Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has been re-branded under Marriott International’s funky W Hotels brand after owner Aldar Properties appointed Marriott to manage the hotel.Straddling the Yas Marina Formula 1 race track, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has been removed from Viceroy’s website with effect 1 July 2018.“Marriott International will assume operation of the Yas Island hotel, which will go through a refurbishment period before opening under W Hotels – marking the debut of the brand in Abu Dhabi,” Aldar Properties said.“Areas across the hotel will be refreshed and redesigned as per W Hotels’ brand standards, with an upgrade to its lobby and pool facilities, while remaining open to guests.”Commenting on the announcement, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Properties, said,  “Appointing Marriott International to manage the operations of our Yas Island hotel supports our strategy to employ the most reputable international operators and reflects our active approach to the management of our portfolio.”Marriott International’s President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Alex Kyriakidis said the hotelier was delighted to introduce the W Hotels brand to Yas Island and bring “a new dimension to the luxury and lifestyle hospitality offering on the iconic landmark”.“Marriott International and Aldar share a similar vision for this project and we look forward to infusing the energy and innovative mind-set of the brand into a vibrant destination such as Yas Island.”Another Viceroy Abu Dhabi project in the worksAldar’s partnership with Marriott International on the Yas Island hotel doesn’t, however, mean an end to its alliance with the luxury accommodation provider. A day after announcing the hotel re-brand, Aldar confirmed it is already working on another “hospitality project” in Abu Dhabi with Viceroy Hotel Group.“Abu Dhabi continues to cement its reputation as a leading tourism destination for business and leisure travellers alike. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Viceroy Hotel Group on this hospitality project in line with our strategy to leverage partnerships with international operators and brands for our portfolio of 11 hotels,” Aldar Properties’ Chief Investment Officer Jassem Busaibe said.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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