Captain Kompany to leave Man City

first_imgLondon: Club captain Vincent Kompany announced Sunday that he is to leave Manchester City after 11 trophy-laden years. The 33-year-old Belgian defender joined the club in the summer of 2008 and has made 360 appearances, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields. He signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble. “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out,” said Kompany, who joined City from Hamburg. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.” Kompany added: “I will never forget how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up. “(Club owner) Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersKompany also paid tribute to his team-mates and manager Pep Guardiola. “It’s cliche to say it but it’s also so true: without my team-mates, I would have never been here today,” he said. “We fought many battles together. Side by side. In good times and in bad. So to all of you, from the 2008-2009 squad to today’s domestic treble winners: I owe you guys! “A special word also to Pep and the backroom staff: you’ve been superb. You’ve followed me through so much hardship. You made me come back stronger every time. Thank you so much.”last_img read more

Tolerance powerful tool in fighting todays global threats – Ban Kimoon

“Our world today is confronted with war, terrorism, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, discrimination against minorities and migrants, and a multitude of other abuses against human beings,” Mr. Ban notes in his message marking the International Day for Tolerance.Even globalization, “while knitting our world together, can also lead to greater fear and turning inward,” he adds. At the same time, he notes that the world has at is disposal the tools necessary to tackle growing threats to intolerance. “We know that our best tools are cultural diversity, the work for sustainable development, and education for tolerance and peace. We know that our most powerful safeguards are a vigorous civil society, attentive to human rights, and a free and responsible media.”He voiced hope the International Day will serve as a reminder of the need to adhere to the fundamental principle of tolerance in today’s world. “The imperative to tolerance is very clear to all of us, but the will must be stronger,” he stated.In 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This came in the wake of the UN Year for Tolerance which was marked in 1995. 16 November 2007Tolerance is an important tool in tackling the growing threats facing humanity from conflicts to racism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. read more

Global support vital for UN conciliation role in Kosovo Ban says

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) “remains uniquely placed” to facilitate dialogue between the communities more than two years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the issue as he calls for ongoing international support for the operation.“The continuing support for UNMIK activities by the communities on the ground, by Pristina and by Belgrade, as well as by the Security Council and the broader international community, is of crucial importance,” he writes in the report to the Council, in which he voices concern at possible increased tensions in northern Kosovo, where many ethnic Serbs live.UNMIK administered Kosovo from 1999 when North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid bloody ethnic fighting between Serbs and Albanians, but it gave up its administrative role after the independence declaration. The declaration was rejected by Serbia, which still seeks a robust role from the mission.“The strategic goal of UNMIK remains the promotion of security, stability and respect for human rights through engagement with all communities in Kosovo, as well as with Pristina and Belgrade and regional and international actors. During the present reporting period (starting in January), UNMIK continued to support minority communities, encourage reconciliation and facilitate dialogue and regional cooperation,” Mr. Ban writes.“The longer-term stability and development of Kosovo and the region rests on a successful process of reconciliation between communities,” he says, noting that the security situation remains relatively calm but fragile.“Overall, there has been no increase in the number of incidents, including those affecting the minority communities, in comparison with the previous reporting period; however, the persistence of incidents continues to represent an obstacle to returns [of those who fled the earlier fighting] and perpetuates a perception of insecurity among the minority communities.“Bringing perpetrators of crimes to justice, publicly condemning such incidents and reaching out to the victims, as occurred in a few instances during the reporting period, would serve to alleviate some concerns among the communities and foster a feeling of increased security.”Although voluntary minority returns remain “disappointingly low” in absolute numbers, they increased from 2008, with 1,153 people returning from displacement in and outside Kosovo in 2009, compared with 679 in 2008. UN statistics show that 259 returnees, including 90 Kosovo Serbs and 89 Kosovo Ashkali, between January and February 2010, compared with 55 in the same period last year.Mr. Ban notes that several Serbian cultural and religious sites were vandalized during the reporting period. “Securing respect for the rights of all communities continues to be a challenge, as evidenced by continued reports of security-related and other incidents affecting minority communities,” he says.He notes that UNMIK maintains close cooperation with the 3,200-strong European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), which has 1,400 international police officers and operates under the overall authority and within the status-neutral framework of the UN. 21 April 2010The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) “remains uniquely placed” to facilitate dialogue between the communities more than two years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the issue as he calls for ongoing international support for the operation. read more

Nepal UN mission speaks out after Maoist commander violates arms agreement

28 April 2010The United Nations political mission in Nepal today called for an investigation and appropriate disciplinary action after a Maoist army platoon commander was discovered to be travelling on public transport with a hand grenade. “Holding and carrying arms in violation of the law is legally punishable and a breach of the Agreement on the Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA),” the mission, known as UNMIN, said in a statement.Under that agreement, the Maoist army has committed to confine its combatants within cantonments and register them with UNMIN, as well as register and safely store all its weapons and ammunition at the seven main cantonment sites under 24-hour UN monitoring – except those weapons kept for perimeter security and leadership security purposes.“UNMIN condemns this reckless risk to life and calls on the UCPN-M [Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist] to cooperate fully in an investigation and take appropriate disciplinary actions,” it stated. The mission is responsible for monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of both the Maoists and the Nepal Army, as well as in assisting in monitoring ceasefire arrangements. The commander, Santosh Rai from Main Cantonment 2 in Sinduli, was discovered in possession the hand grenade while travelling on 27 April.UNMIN also called on UCPN-M and all parties to adhere strictly to the peace agreements and refrain from any provocative statements or actions.A decade-long civil war, claiming some 13,000 lives, ended in 2006 with the signing of a peace accord between the Government and Maoists. After conducting Constituent Assembly elections in May 2008, the nation abolished its 240-year-old monarchy and declared itself a republic.UNMIN was established in 2007 as a special political mission tasked with helping advance the peace process. It has been extended through mid-May this year to assist in the management of arms and army personnel contained in the cantonments. read more

Demand for intellectual property rights starts to recover – UN

15 September 2010Innovative activity and demand for intellectual property (IP) rights declined at the height of the global economic crisis, but began to recover this year, the United Nations agency charged with protecting inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright said in a report released today. The report by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) also documents how the uncertainty associated with the crisis led companies to readjust their innovation strategies.As the world economy started to slow sharply in 2008, an estimated 1.91 million patent, 3.3 million trademark, and 660,000 industrial design applications were filed across the world, according to the report, the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010.Compared to 2007, these figures represent a slowdown in the growth of patent and industrial design applications and an actual decline in the number of trademark applications, the report added.While the bulk of the report focuses on 2008 data – the last year for which complete worldwide statistics are available – a special section on the economic crisis looks at preliminary IP filing data for 2009 for the largest IP offices.These data reveal a drop in patent, trademark, and industrial design applications at many of these offices. In the majority of cases, non-resident applications were more negatively affected by the crisis than resident applications, suggesting a greater short-term focus on home markets.The report notes that beyond 2009, there are grounds for optimism as patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system and international trademark registrations filed under the Madrid system have returned to growth.The Madrid system offers a trademark owner the possibility of having it protected in several countries by simply filing one application directly with his or her own national or regional trademark office.“The experience of the first six months of 2010 points to a modest recovery in PCT applications and a stronger rebound in Madrid international registrations,” said Francis Gurry, the WIPO Director General. “The experience of the first six months of 2010 points to a modest recovery in PCT applications and a stronger rebound in Madrid international registrations.”“The post-crisis innovation landscape will invariably look different from that of a decade ago,” Mr. Gurry added. “While the strength of the recovery remains uncertain, there will likely be a continuing geographic shift of innovative activity toward new players, especially in Asia,” he added.Meanwhile, the annual meetings of WIPO Member States are scheduled to be begin in Geneva on Monday, with a two-day high-level ministerial segment on the theme “Innovation, Growth and Development: The Role of Intellectual Property and Member States’ National Experiences.”Some 70 ministers have confirmed their participation in the 10-day event, reflecting the importance of intellectual property among senior policy-makers.The ministerial segment will allow top officials to exchange experiences related to their respective national IP strategies and priorities. They will also provide guidance to WIPO on future work directions.The first high-level segment last year was welcomed by participants as an important means of raising the profile of IP issues among senior policy-makers, at both the national and international level.Two cultural events – one organized with Morocco and the other with Oman – will be held on the sidelines of the Assemblies of WIPO Member States. The Moroccan event will feature the various facets of the country’s cultural heritage. The Omani exhibition will showcase the multiplicity of the country’s craft industries. read more

Brock shows Badger spirit during Grande Parade

More than 200 Brock students and staff marched in the Grande Parade on Saturday.Brock University loves a parade.More than 200 volunteers, including students, staff, Brock sports teams and the Department of Student Life and Community Experience, marched in last Saturday’s Grande Parade, the flagship event of the Niagara Wine Festival.The group walked the route through downtown St. Catharines alongside a Badger spirit-themed float. The float included a new inflatable badger and room for the band Figure Four, featuring Michael Chess, marketing production co-ordinator for the Centre for the Arts, to play to the masses.Brock President Jack Lightstone, Brian Hutchings, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, Kim Meade, Vice Provost and Associate Vice-President of Student Services, and Joe Robertson, board chairman also took part in the parade.Brock’s participation in the Grande Parade was co-ordinated by Amanda Hemingway in the President’s office and Curtis Gadula, manager of off-campus living and neighbourhood relations. read more

Australian Parliament approves treaty with East Timor

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Parliament has approved the ratification of a maritime boundary treaty signed with East Timor 16 months ago and is now under pressure to return revenue from a seabed gas field that solely belongs to the poor half-island nation.The Parliament late Monday passed legislation enabling ratification of the treaty that governs how the two countries will share billions of dollars of oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor Sea.The treaty was signed in New York in March 2018 and takes effect Aug. 30.Australian National University expert on international law Donald Rothwell said on Tuesday that a provision of the treaty stipulated that no compensation was to be paid to either party as a result of the new border arrangements.The Associated Press read more

Parents need to stop kids bingeing on social media like junk food

first_imgChildren are in danger of seeing social media like sweeties and their online time like junk foodAnne Longfield Longfield said it was essential that parents understood the importance of balancing their children’s time online, just as they would their diets Launching a campaign to help parents manage their children’s internet use, she said it was essential that parents understood the importance of balancing their child’s time online, just as they would balance their diet.”Many children are using social media and the internet like sweets or junk food. Parents wouldn’t let their kids eat a double cheeseburger and fries every day, so they shouldn’t let them spend time online in an unhealthy way,” she said. “They have a responsibility as the providers of the smart phones, computers and iPads their children use, to step in now and make sure their children’s online lives are healthy.”We do think there is a role here for parents to step up, to stop waiting for others to come up with the solution, be that government or [social media] companies.”Her comments come after a report was published showing that kids in all age groups were spending even-longer periods of time online than before. According to media regulator Ofcom the internet has become the most popular media pastime for children in the last year, overtaking television. 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. Longfield said that her “digital five-a-day” campaign would help parents ensure that their children’s online interaction had a positive impact.“When phones, social media and games make us feel worried, stressed and out of control, it means we haven’t got the balance right. With your diet, you know that, because you don’t feel that good. It’s the same with social media,” she said in an interview with the Observer.“It’s something that every parent will talk about especially during school holidays – that children are in danger of seeing social media like sweeties, and their online time like junk food.”center_img It is now estimated that children aged five to 15 are spending 15 hours a week online, with 12 to 15-year-olds spending over 20 hours online a week.Longfield also urged social media providers, Facebook and Snapchat, to be as proactive as they can about creating a good place and a safe place for kids to be. Longfield said it was essential that parents understood the importance of balancing their children’s time online, just as they would their dietsCredit:Getty Images Parents need to stop their kids bingeing on social media “like junk food” during the summer holidays, the children’s commissioner has said.Anne Longfield has urged parents to “stop waiting for others to come up with a solution” after it was revealed that youngsters are spending more time online than ever before.last_img read more

Dayhab clinics to offer new way to treat alcohol and drug addictions

The new chain of private centres, run by a former government advisor who helped Russell Brand come off heroin, says the method will offer therapy at a fraction of the cost of traditional residential programmes. The first unit, which will open in West London next month, follows warnings that those in their 50s are now most likely to be drinking at harmful levels, as millennials turn their back on such habits. Experts say a new network of “dayhab” centres will offer functioning alcoholics and drug addicts the chance to treat their problems by day, while living at home. The chain – called Help Me Stop – is adapted from a US model, which claims three in four participants remain abstinent, nine months… read more

Guyana confirmed as host of Pan American Cup qualifiers

For the first time in the history of the Pan American Games, Guyana will host the Pan American Hockey Federation’s Indoor Pan American Cup Qualifying tournament 2017.Guyana was on Tuesday confirmed as the host nation for the highly competitive tournament for both the male and female divisions prior to the International Hockey Federation’s Indoor World Cup 2018.Philip FernandesThe land of many waters was selected based on the recommendations made by the Bid Evaluation Committee with the Board of Directors approving Guyana.The Games will be played in Georgetown with the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue being the likely venue for the games. While the definitive date for the tournament has not been set, the period of the tournament will be between October 14 and 22.However, the exact dates will be confirmed when the exact number of teams are finalized.President of the host country’s Hockey Board, Philip Fernandes, said that “it’s an exciting moment for us and we intend to showcase Guyana in the best possible way by making the tournament one of the biggest successes in recent times.”Meanwhile, Pan American Hockey Federation President, Alberto “Coco” Budeisky is of the belief that by virtue of having a new country hosting a Pan American Hockey Federation tournament, it will bring motivation for more countries to apply for future events.In recent times, Guyana successfully staged tournaments that have involved a number of international teams from countries such as United States of America, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda among others.The National Gymnasium has also been the beneficiary of praises for the way the facility is being used to garner the development of indoor hockey in the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedQuality, standard of Hockey game in Guyana has improvedNovember 30, 2016In “Sports”Male and female training squads selected for Canada Indoor SeriesJanuary 17, 2019In “latest news”Guyana Hockey Board shortlist playersDecember 16, 2013In “Sports” read more

Sister accused of stabbing brother to death to face murder charge

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSister charged, remanded for alleged murder of brotherApril 21, 2017In “Court”Woman accused of stabbing brother to death during drunken brawl freedMay 4, 2018In “Court”Sister arrested for allegedly stabbing brother to deathApril 19, 2017In “Crime” The woman suspected of stabbing her 21-year-old brother, Vishaul Hansraj, to death, on Monday last, reportedly during an altercation at their Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara home, is expected to face a murder charge soon.DEAD: Vishaul HansrajCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum explained that the case file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. He confirmed that the 24-year-old woman, who remains in police custody, is likely to make a court appearance sometime today.While information surrounding the circumstances of the stabbing incident remains sketchy, INews understands that the late Vishaul might have confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound on their mother, leading to them having a heated argument.During that argument, the now dead seaman is reported to have collected a knife with which he attempted to injure his sister, who in retaliation relieved him of the weapon and used it to stab him twice. Both of them were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.Upon realising that her son had been stabbed, their mother, Sumintra Brijmohan, rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from whence he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed the following day.The distraught mother is, however, adamant that the young woman did not kill her brother. She contends that the young woman was at home when her son was seen with the stab wounds to his chest.Prior to the alleged stabbing incident, the two siblings had gone to the nearby school ground to raise their kites, during which they were seen consuming alcohol.Vishaul Hansraj leaves to mourn his mother and seven other siblings. read more

ATTs 4G smartphones are actually slower than the 3G iPhone 4

first_imgWhile the definition of 3G is pretty much universally agreed upon and united under the umbrella of a standard, 4G is a meaningless term… and becomes even more meaningless by the second. Strictly speaking, the only thing that comes close to really being 4G are Sprint’s WiMax and Verizon’s LTE technologies. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ isn’t really 4G, but it’s still faster, at least, than stock 3G. AT&T’s so-called 4G, though, isn’t just a lie… it’s actually slower than their 3G.PC Mag recently took two AT&T phones proclaiming themselves to be 4G handsets for a spin. They tested an HTC Inspire 4G, a Motorola Atrix and an Apple iPhone 4 against each other. You’d think that the Inspire 4G and the Motorola Atrix would be faster than the iPhone, since both use HSPA+ 14.4 modems compared to the iPhone 4’s HSPA 7.2 modem.AdChoices广告Guess what, though? In actual tests, the Inspire 4G and Atrix were actually significantly slower than the iPhone 4, even though their throughput capabilities were actually double the older handset’s. What the heck’s going on? AT&T has already admitted to deliberately turning off HSUPA on the Atrix, capping its upload speeds to sub-iPhone-4 levels even as it pushes the device as a 4G phone, but it looks like they’re doing this on additional devices as well. PC Mag contacted AT&T about their findings, but instead of promises for a fix, or even an explanation, AT&T instead have PC Mag the most evasive statement in history, simply saying: “As you noticed, we have a number of HSUPA devices today and we will have more HSUPA-enabled devices in the future—new devices and updates to existing models.”Absolutely shameful. What a bunch of scumbags. At least Verizon is actually delivering 4G speeds, while AT&T’s just lying about it.Read more at PC Maglast_img read more

Dublin restaurant closed due to substantial evidence that rats are active

first_imgLarge containers for mixing foodstuffs that food workers stated had been cleaned, did not appear clean or adequately disinfected.The order was issued on 22 March under the EC Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations 2010, and subsequently lifted on 24 March.The full text of the order can be seen here.A prohibition order was also issued to the Gourmet Tart company which ordered that all food manufactured on 21 and 22 March be withdrawn from sale with immediate effect. The full text of that order can be seen here.  The premises, including equipment was found to be in a very dirty condition, with food waste and debris and stagnant water which would provide harbourage and a readily available food source for pestsThe inspection report noted that there was a lack of adequate disinfection as the dishwasher did not reach adequate temperatures to ensure disinfection.During the inspection, it was noted that the premise was not pest proof, with a number of possible entry points noted throughout the premises. Some ants were noted close to the rear door underneath containers of crushed biscuit while a slug was noted on the wall adjacent the dishwasher.The report noted that containers of food were stored directly on the floor throughout the premises which were in “a greasy and dirty condition throughout”There was no evidence of any hand washing being carried out during the inspection,  the report notes there was also no soap at the wash hand basin in the staff toilet on the ground floor.The report also found that food was prepared, stored and transported in containers that were not clean or disinfected. Monday 8 Apr 2019, 1:26 PM SIX FOOD BUSINESSES were ordered to partially or fully close after being found in breach of food safety legislation in March. According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, reasons for the closures included rodent droppings, rat activity and a foul odour. The closure orders were served on: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File image Taka Ra,  37 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1The restaurant was closed for five days after food safety inspectors found “substantial evidence that rats are active in the rear area”. An area used for washing equipment and preparing food. During the inspection on 21 March, an inspector found multiple piles of “fresh-looking rat droppings” along with gnawed packaging in three separate locations in the kitchen. The order was issued under the FSAI Act 1998 on  21 March and subsequently lifted on 25 March.The full text of the order can be seen here. Xian Street Food, 9 Quay Street, GalwayThe satellite kitchen at 8 Quay Street was closed for four days after food safety inspectors found the premise, including equipment, to be “very dirty”. Inspectors noted accumulations of food waste and debris which “would provide ideal harbourage and a readily available food source for rodents”. The report states that the premise, during the time of inspection, was not pest proof.The layout, design and size of the food preparation area was found to be inadequate. Inspectors found that food preparation activities at the restaurant gave rise to an “unacceptable risk” of cross-contamination of foodstuffs.  Dublin restaurant closed due to ‘substantial evidence that rats are active’ Six food businesses were ordered to partially or fully close last month. Image: Shutterstock/809xia Apr 8th 2019, 1:26 PM Preparation of raw meat and poultry products was found to be taking place in direct proximity, using the same facilities as cooked meats and other foods which were also being prepared at the premises.The order was issued under the FSAI Act 1998 on 1 March and subsequently lifted on 5 March.The full text of the order can be seen here. Victoria Asian Cuisine, 5a The Crescent, Monkstown, County DublinThe restaurant was closed on 28 March after inspectors noted “a clear lack of understanding of basic food hygiene rules”. The report notes that the premises was maintained in a very dirty condition. There was a significant build-up of dirt and grease on surfaces while cleaning equipment was found to be “filthy”. Dirty cloths were also being used to clean surfaces and crockery.Inspectors raised concern over the storage of foodstuffs. The report states that they were stored in dirty containers “presenting contamination risks”. The order was issued on 28 March under the EC Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations 2010, and subsequently lifted on 29 March. The full text of the order can be seen here. 173,015 Views By Adam Daly File image Image: Shutterstock/809xia Cuppa City Coffee, 3 Roger Casement Square, Cobh, CorkThe café was closed for four days after a visit from food safety inspectors on 19 March. A report noted that a “large amount of rodent droppings” were found behind a freezer.The inspector noted that the freezer was in a corridor which links all areas of the premises, from the kitchen to the dining area. The order was issued under the FSAI Act 1998 on 19 March and subsequently lifted on 22 March.The full text of the order can be seen here. 35 Comments Short URL Share501 Tweet Email6 The Old Punch Bowl, 116 Rock Road, Booterstown, County DublinThe kitchen and food storage area of the pub were closed following an inspection on 11 March. The report notes that a large amount of rodent droppings were scattered on the floor of the food storage area, which is adjacent to the kitchen. Droppings were also found at the back of the freezers in the kitchen. The report concluded that adequate measures had not been taken to control pests or to thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces where rodent activity was noted. The order was issued under the FSAI Act 1998 on 11 March and subsequently lifted on 12 March.The full text of the order can be seen here. Gourmet Tart Company, Unit 1, Block 13, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, GalwayThe business was forced to close after an inspection found the premises to be dirty and “a slug was noted on the wall adjacent to the dishwasher”.last_img read more

Mother and baby homes Almost 1000 dead children from Dublin homes sent

first_imgMother and baby homes: Almost 1,000 dead children from Dublin homes sent for medical use The report states that most people will find the arrangements made for these burials “distasteful at a minimum”. By Rónán Duffy Apr 17th 2019, 10:24 AM Share3363 Tweet Email4 Children from Tuam were adopted to America (as were children from nearly all the institutions under investigation). These adoptions are generally recorded in the Tuam records. It is not obvious why subterfuges would be required to arrange such adoptions.The report says that a total of 973 children from the Tuam children’s home died either in Glenamaddy, in the Tuam Home itself or in a hospital or institution soon after they were transferred there.It also found that 12 mothers who were resident in the Tuam Home died, the majority from complications of childbirth. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 59,636 Views THE COMMISSION OF investigation into mother and baby homes has said the bodies of more than 950 children from Dublin institutions were sent to medical schools over an almost 60-year period.The commission this morning published its 96-page fifth interim report and also provided details about burial arrangements at the institutions.The report investigated the use by medical schools of the bodies of children who died in the homes. In particular, how these bodies were buried afterwards.The commission reports that between 1920 and October 1977, the bodies of more than 950 children from Dublin institutions were sent to medical schools for anatomical studies. The vast majority of these children were recorded as “illegitimate”.“The Combined Anatomical Register of the Dublin Medical Schools records that all but 18 of the children received as anatomical subjects were “illegitimate” children. Children used as anatomical subjects in the Dublin Medical Schools were aged between 10 minutes and 15 years at the time of death,” the report states.The report states that most people will find the arrangements made for these burials “distasteful at a minimum”.It adds that “the burials of the anatomical subjects used by the Dublin Medical Schools are properly recorded in Glasnevin Cemetery”.The bodies of the children were buried “in the Poor Ground section of Glasnevin Cemetery”, the report states.In the case of the Galway medical schools, it was not possible to determine details about how these bodies were buried.“It has not been possible to establish anything about the burials of the child anatomical subjects used in the Galway Medical School as their names are not known,” the report states.The report states that the sending of deceased residents from institutions to medical schools was “common practice across the UK and Ireland until the mid-1960s”.Sold to USAThe commission report also found that there is “very little basis for the theory” that children from the Tuam mother and baby home were “sold” to United States.“In the Commission’s view, there is very little basis for the theory that the children concerned did not die but were “sold” to America,” the report states. Image: Sam Boal/ Names of children who died in Tuam placed at the Garden of Remembrance Dublin. 210 Comments Short URL Wednesday 17 Apr 2019, 10:24 AM Names of children who died in Tuam placed at the Garden of Remembrance Dublin. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Pebble names First Quantum Minerals as new partner

first_img(Photo by Jason Sear, KDLG – Dillingham)Early Monday morning, Pebble announced a new partner to help carry its mining project through at least the permitting phase. First Quantum Minerals is a Canadian-based company that currently operates seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries, including a large copper project in Panama.Listen now“They just finished a project that is very similar to the Pebble project in Panama,” Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier said, pointing to welcomed experience First Quantum brings to PLP. “[Cobre Panama has] gotten very positive reviews from the industry in terms of the design of the project, its efficiency, the financial economics of it, and also the way in which they have related to the community that they have built the project in.”First Quantum has agreed to buy in at $150 million, paid in four installments over the next four years. Collier said this will fund Pebble through the permitting phase.“That’s the most important step for us,” Collier said. “Then at the end of that option period, they can exercise the option for an additional $1.35 billion, and if they pay that money, they will be a 50 percent owner of Pebble Partnership, along with Northern Dynasty.”Anglo American was the other half of Northern Dynasty’s Pebble Limited Partnership until Anglo abruptly backed out in 2013. Prior to that, Anglo had put more than $500 million towards exploration and the environmental baseline study. Its departure was nearly a death blow for the controversial copper and gold project: the EPA under President Obama was finishing Clean Water Act restrictions to block Pebble preemptively, Northern Dynasty’s stock price plummeted and the company just about ran out of money to fight any battles. Almost all exploration work at the site northwest of Iliamna stopped for three years.The situation turned around in 2017, in large part due to a new EPA under President Trump. Pebble and EPA settled a lawsuit to allow a normal permitting process, new investments brought in millions of dollars, the company unveiled a smaller mine design, and now named a new partner.“We have every confidence that Pebble can be developed safely and in a manner that protects and coexists with the important fishery resources,” First Quantum president and CEO Philip Pascall said in a conference call with investors Monday morning.Having been in talks with Pebble for about a year, he acknowledged the many hurdles he knows lie ahead. But Pascall said Pebble is on the right track, and the U.S. has a solid permitting regime.“This smaller development plan, with enhanced environmental safeguards that Pebble is preparing to take into permitting, should go a long way to demonstrating the project’s merits,” Pascall said. “We also believe that the NEPA, that’s the National Environmental Policy Act, permitting process, will provide objective and scientific validation that Pebble can meet the rigorous environmental standards.”Reaction from Pebble’s opponents was swift. In a joint statement, the Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Economic Corporation, 15 local tribal councils and Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) said the “regional leadership remains united in opposition to mining at Bristol Bay’s headwaters.”“The EPA and other agencies have studied our region extensively and the conclusion is clear: Bristol Bay’s wild salmon fisheries warrant special protections. It is disappointing that another mining company would join Northern Dynasty in its ongoing effort to fight scientific fact and the will of Bristol Bay’s people,” Ralph Anderson, president and CEO of BBNA, wrote.Mark Niver, a Bristol Bay drift permit fisherman from Wasilla, said the opposition is only building.“We’ve really shouldered together, I mean everybody within the fishing industry in particular,  just to say, ‘Hey, this fishery is way too great to risk anything at all,’” Niver offered Monday morning. Niver also works on the North Slope and is not anti-development, but believes Pebble presents an unreasonable risk to uniquely healthy salmon habitat.“And these are Canadian companies, and Canadians seem to have kind of thrown their hands away from salmon,” Niver continued. “I mean they’ve ruined their Fraser River fishery, and for them to want to pool their money together and try to come over and do the same in Alaska, I say, ‘huh uh.’”Not all leadership in the Bristol Bay region weighs in for each development of the Pebble saga. The deposit sits on state lands inside the Lake and Peninsula Borough, which keeps a neutral position on account of its own permitting process.Others, like Lisa Reimers, cheered the announcement Monday. Reimers is CEO of Iliamna Development Corporation and a board member of Iliamna Natives Limited.“Finally, Pebble was able to find a partner, which allows them to file for their permits. This is good news because now everyone will be able to commit on actual plans, not speculations,” Reimers said.Reimers is not for or against Pebble, but said she trusts the permitting process and believes the next phase will bring needed work and jobs to Bristol Bay.In settling with EPA and naming a new partner, Pebble has now crossed off two of its three stated goals for 2017. The third is actually filing for permits: First Quantum’s Pascall, in his call with investors Monday morning, said he believed that would happen in the next several days.This story has been updated with more information.last_img read more

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first_imgHyderabad: Doctors on Monday held a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 here. “We strongly condemned the NMC Bill. Clause 32 in the Bill is objectionable. And it should be completely removed. Clauses 51 and 52 are going to open doors to quackery and will damage public health. We request the government to withdraw these objectionable clauses,” Dr Arjun, Chief Secretary Junior Doctor Association told ANI. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Doctors have also been raising their voices against sections 32 and 15 of the Bill pertaining to licensing of health providers and the entrance exam for post-graduate course/NEXT. They say that the Bill empowers Central government to override any suggestion of the NMC. However, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hailed the bill as “historic” and said that it will benefit doctors and medical students. The NMC Bill will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) by a National Medical Commission. It will decrease the representation of elected members from 75 per cent in MCI to 20 per cent in NMC.last_img read more

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