Moroccan Survivor of New Zealand Terror Attacks It Was a Real

Rabat – Moroccan Ph.D. student Moussa Bouray, a survivor of the New Zealand terror attacks against two mosques in Christchurch, has spoken out about the shooting.Buray told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that he noticed something was wrong when he was trying to park his car after he arrived at the Al Nour Mosque.Buray said he was with his wife, who had gotten out of the car to enter the mosque. “I saw a large number of worshipers rushing out of the mosque in all directions,” said the Moroccan student.Bouray said that he was still in his car when he heard gunfire. He added that his wife managed to hide in a building when she heard the sound of the gunfire.Read Also: Prime Minister Describes ‘One of New Zealand’s Darkest Days’The student described the terror attack as a “real nightmare,” emphasizing that the security serves quickly spread into the mosque to block the shooter.Despite the quick intervention, the attacker killed 49 people and injured at least 50 more.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emphasized that the attacks were unprecedented.“Many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand,” she said.Muslims and non-Muslims all expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victims and their relatives.One attacker shared a 73-page manifesto to justify his attack.The 28-year-old attacker live-streamed the shooting, which showed him carrying a rifle and shooting at people deliberately. The video showed the attacker repeatedly pointing his rifle and shooting again at anyone trying to move. read more

Over 35000 people driven from Somali capital last month UN reports

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) attributed the exodus from the Somali capital in September to insecurity stemming from fighting – resulting in many civilian casualties – between various anti-government groups and forces with the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Ethiopia and the UN-backed African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).Over 1,000 cases of diarrhoea have also claimed dozens of lives, and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have stepped up their deliveries of medicines and other supplies.IDPs have limited access to sanitation facilities, and many regions of Somalia face water shortages. Water is being trucked in for drought-stricken areas in the country’s central region and there has only been sporadic rainfall, OCHA said.Fighting continues to impede humanitarian operations, with UN flights into Mogadishu having been suspended following a ban by an Islamist insurgency group last month. In spite of this, the WFP and other aid agencies have been able to feed almost 2 million people.Earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the recent killing of aid workers in Somalia, where two local staff members of UN agencies have been killed since Friday. 23 October 2008More than 35,000 people were forced to flee their homes after renewed fighting in Mogadishu last month, bringing the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia to over 1 million, the United Nations humanitarian wing announced today. read more

UN probes disappearances

The Group was established in 1980 by the UN Commission on Human Rights – the predecessor to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council – to assist families in determining the fate and whereabouts of disappeared relatives. It seeks to establish a channel of communication between the families and the Governments concerned to ensure cases are investigated. The cases under review concerned Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Belarus, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), El Salvador, Honduras, Kuwait, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. In a news release issued at the close of latest session, the experts urged that efforts be strengthened to ensure prompt identification and qualification of cases of enforced disappearances, which is essential to hold perpetrators of this crime accountable.“One by one, the disappeared will be reclaimed. The Working Group is the guarantor of this need and the keeper of this promise,” its Chair-Rapporteur, Olivier de Frouville of France, said. A panel of independent United Nations experts have begun investigating new or existing cases of disappearances in Sri Lanka and several other countries.The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances met in New York to review under their urgent action procedure, 17 reported cases of enforced disappearances that have occurred in the last six months, as well as more than 400 newly reported or existing cases in more than 25 countries including Sri Lanka, a UN statement said. He also noted that enforced disappearance is not an accident, but rather a “premeditated crime” that warrants punishment. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Arab world makes much progress in child welfare but still has way

With rapid reduction in child mortality rates and major improvements in immunization, access to clean water and increased school attendance, Arab nations have come a long way in reaching global development targets, a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said today.But some 7.5 million Arab children are still out of school, 13.5 million are working and several million are affected by armed conflict or threatened by other forms of violence, abuse and lack of opportunities to participate in decision making, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah told media representatives in Cairo.“We need to empower young people and allow them to become assets in the development process. We recognize the need to engage young people in finding solutions. We need to work with the youth to address issues of curriculum reform, HIV/AIDS and the status of young girls in society,” Ms. Salah said, presenting highlights of the report, “An Arab World Fit for Children.”The milestone review of progress achieved and pending challenges facing the children and young people living in Arab countries, carried out by UNICEF at the request of the Arab League, stresses the need for increased investment in children and reflects on priority areas for the development and implementation of the 2004-2015 Arab Plan of Action For Children, issued by the Arab Summit last year in Tunis, Tunisia.“I am confident that future dialogue on the findings of this report will help address one of the key developmental issues that has so far remained largely absent from the ongoing reform debate in the Arab world: that is the issue of children,” Ms. Salah said.Protection measures in the Arab world need to be strengthened as children continue to face other forms of violence such as abuse, sexual exploitation and traditional harmful practices such as early marriage and honour killings, she noted. read more

UN antinarcotics chief calls on Russia to improve drug treatment following deadly

In a message of condolences to the Russian people over the deaths of 45 people, mostly young women, in a fire that swept through a drug treatment clinic in Moscow on Saturday, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa noted that women in drug treatment are often marginalized by society.“The death of these women is a real tragedy,” he said in a message from Jordan, where he is attending a conference. “They had the courage to try to escape the hell of drug abuse but were unable to escape this inferno.” He called for a full investigation into the cause of the blaze.Women’s stigmatization is even greater if they have contracted HIV through drug use and Mr. Costa reiterated the importance of States’ ensuring that the human rights of drug users are respected, urging all societies to ensure non-discriminatory drug prevention and treatment facilities so all vulnerable people get the care they deserve.UNODC is the lead agency within the UNAIDS system, UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, supporting comprehensive approaches to HIV prevention and care among injecting drug users. In prisons, the agency helps to implement international instruments, norms and standards which ensure that all inmates receive health care, including HIV and AIDS treatment. read more

Ohio State womens soccer falls in double overtime to Toledo 10

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) watches her teammates during a game against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Managing editor for contentAfter two scoreless periods, the Ohio State women’s soccer team lost in double overtime against the Toledo Rockets, 1-0, Tuesday.“(Toledo’s) style is very disruptive,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “They were extremely effective tonight in putting us under a lot of pressure, and we made some poor decisions and did not adjust well.”Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick had another solid performance, totaling six saves. The only goal allowed during the game was scored in the 105th minute by Toledo junior midfielder Geri Siudzinski.OSU was outshot 19-14 over the course of the game, a category the team trailed in through their first three games of the season as well. Senior forward Kayla Varner said she was disappointed by the team’s lack of offense.“We didn’t come out as hot as we should have,” she said. “We kind of dropped off and let them dictate the pace of the game, which shouldn’t have happened and that was the biggest thing — playing catch-up.”Toledo was the first non-ranked opponent on OSU’s schedule so far this season. Varner said it was still tough playing an unranked team, though.“I think that’s almost more challenging,” Varner said. “You have to get up for the game because you know they’re going to come in and give you hell for it.”The Buckeyes are 1-3-0 for the season. The game marked the team’s third consecutive loss after losing to then-No. 4 North Carolina and in its home opener against then-No. 4 Virginia Tech.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said the team still has work to do.“I think we have a lot of potential for a really good season but we just have to put the pieces together,” Gruber said. “We have to start finishing our chances, but also be really good on defense, like we were the first three games, and put two halves together, and just move on from it.”The Buckeyes are next scheduled to play Dayton on Friday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the first of two home games this weekend. OSU is set to play George Mason Sunday at 2 p.m. in Columbus. read more

British ambassador to US called Bill Clintons White House chaotic and mediaobsessed

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. The memo in 1994 was written by Robin Renwick, then Britain’s man in WashingtonCredit:PA The memo in 1994 was written by Robin Renwick, then Britain's man in Washington It also suggests the impending resignation of key advisers, Lloyd Cutler and David Gergen, could cause the Clinton administration further uncertainty.“White House organisation remains chaotic, with Cutler and Gergen both likely to leave by the end of the year and the political team still trying to operate as if they were in a campaign,” Mr Renwick claimed. He continued: “The President enjoys thinking about, discussing and talking issues to death. He tries not to make up his mind until the last possible moment…there is an excessive preoccupation throughout the White House with the media, which, of itself, tends to result in negative media coverage.”The President was said to be “convinced” he had established a good relationship with John Major, but was “concerned” about his treatment by the British press. His wife Hillary, who would go on to lose the US election against Donald Trump in 2016, was described by Mr Renwick as “indisputably the single most powerful influence on the President”. Revelations about Britain’s relationship with the US during Mr Major’s years in power come as the Cabinet Office release thousands of previously classified documents. Downing Street memos suggested the US President and Prime Minister enjoyed a warm relationship, with Mr Clinton pulling out “all the stops” for his visit to Washington in February to March 1994.“The Prime Minister was treated as a friend and intimate,” according to one account of the trip.Encounters with other key figures in the US administration were remembered less fondly however. Sir Roderic Lyne, Mr Major’s silver-tongued private secretary, said of one meeting with Richard Holbrooke, then the US Assistant Secretary of State: “As forecast, we were treated to heavy dollops of bombast, name-dropping and soft soap by Holbrooke.“As we parted, he gave me a tear-jerking homily on how he wanted to put the ‘special’ back into special relationship.” The White House is “chaotic” and having “fits” over a series of scandals involving the President, Britain’s US ambassador said in a 1994 memo about Bill Clinton.Robin Renwick, Britain’s man in Washington between 1991 and 1995, set out what he described as “Clinton’s roller coaster ride” in a frank diplomatic cable to London. His briefing, sent to the Foreign Office and Downing Street in May 1994, suggested the President was “weak on foreign policy” and overly “preoccupied” with the views of the media. The blunt assessment of Britain’s closest ally has echoes of the remarks by Sir Kim Darroch which this month inflamed tensions between the two countries. Sir Kim resigned as ambassador to the US after leaked diplomatic cables revealed he had called the Trump administration “inept” and “insecure”. However, newly declassified documents reveal that similarly unflattering accounts were being given a quarter of a century earlier.Mr Renwick observed of Mr Clinton, who entered office in January 1993: “This administration is the obverse of that of Bush – strong on economic and domestic issues, and weak on foreign policy.”At the time of the ambassador’s memo, Mr Clinton was facing accusations of sexual harassment relating to his time as governor of Arkansas, from state employee Paula Jones. The cable said: “The personal stories have taken their toll on Clinton’s popularity. No-one believes the full Paula Jones story, but the thought that the President might have to testify in court against her gives the White House fits.“They are having to claim immunity against personal accusations while he is in office.” read more

Corentyne family detained as police unearth improvised weapon in their home

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCorentyne farmer nabbed with illegal gun, ammo during police operationFebruary 27, 2018In “latest news”5 suspects remanded for Corentyne robberyAugust 15, 2017In “Court”Corentyne triple murder: 4th suspect likely to be charged soonSeptember 19, 2016In “Court” A 61 year old male, his wife, 51, and their 18 year old son, are assisting with the investigation police in a released statement said. A Corentyne family has been detained by the police following the discovery of an improvised shotgun in their home on Tuesday night.  Acting on intelligence, about 23:00hrs ranks went to Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice and conducted a search of a two story house for arms and ammunition when an improvised single barrel shotgun, minus its ammunition, was found hidden in the lower flat. read more

Public servants cant make ends meet GPSU seeking improved wages from

GPSU President, Patrick YardeWeeks after the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) inked a deal with Government for retroactive salary increases and benefits between 8 and 12 per cent; another workers’ representative body, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) is gearing up to increase pressure on Government to ensure public servants get improved wages.GPSU Head Patrick Yarde is prepared to go as high as the sky – percentage wise, telling reporters that the union’s upcoming Executive Council meeting later this month will include discussions on whether or not there will be changes to GPSU’s 2015 three-year proposal given the outcome of Gov’t’s multi-year deal with teachers.  “[It will] be determined by the Constitutional body if there is evidence for us to consider higher our lower; we could go to the sky for the limit. Lots of public servants receive poverty payments; lots of their ends can’t meet with what they’re getting. There is no question with whether we will pursue the best we will get,” the GPSU head detailed.The long time union executive says despite the assurances given, the negotiations would usually drag out to the end of the year, a practice he expected would cease after 2015. He says he wrote President David Granger after GPSU could not schedule ready meetings with the Department of Public Service’s Permanent Secretary but since then, the position is now vacant according to Yarde.    “When it became vacant, I wrote the President another letter saying that there was now nobody there to speak to for the situation to be remedied. There was a series of things that was happening and now he is ill so at our executive council meeting on Friday, we will determine how to proceed to deal with this matter,” Yarde outlined. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPublic service wage talks: Govt proposes end to across-the-board hikeJune 23, 2016In “latest news”Five percent wage increase is an indecent proposal – GPSUNovember 23, 2013In “Local News”Gov’t remains unmoved on 5%; Public servants to receive increase on MondayDecember 11, 2013In “Politics” read more

Markus Baur a new coach of TuS NLubbecke

← Previous Story “The best start of the season” – TOP 10: Veszprem and Budućnost rules Next Story → GB sensation: Win over Slovakia! A German player legend, who had disaster at the start of coaching career with TBV Lemgo, Markus Baur (39) is a new coach of TuS N-Lubbecke.  Former playmaker of German national team, with whom, Germany won gold medals at EURO 2004 and WC 2007 will take a lead of solid member of 1. German  Bundesliga.He left TBV Lemgo after bad results at EHF Champions League Wild Card Tournament in season 2009/2010. read more

Social cleansing is happening in Dublin We have to fight Hundreds turn

first_img 30,493 Views HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS took to the streets of Dublin this afternoon to demonstrate against the ever-creeping number of people presenting as homeless across the country.The crowd assembled at Custom House Quay in the capital and they marched up to Molesworth Street where speakers addressed what needs to be done so everyone in Ireland has a roof over their heads.Chants of “Leo, Leo, Leo. Out. Out. Out” rang outside the gates of Dáil Éireann. Many at the protest blamed the Fine Gael government for the current crisis.Members of various political parties including the Social Democrats and People Before Profit were represented in the sweltering conditions in Dublin city.Former Housing Minister Simon Coveney had vowed that, by July, there would be no families living in B&Bs or hotels. But according to CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) Anthony Flynn, this is “another broken promise”.Addressing the crowds on Molesworth Street, Flynn said: The people behind us in Government Buildings are not doing their jobs. There was 193 people on streets of Dublin sleeping rough recently and nothing is being done.“We get constant promise after promise. We know that 400 families going to remain in hotels and B&Bs despite the Minister (Coveney) vowing that nobody would be in accommodation like that by July.” CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) addresses the demonstration. Source: TheJournal.ieFlynn added that he does not support the “warehouse” style accommodation being built to help solve the problem. He said that Dublin is now resembling “old tenement times” where families are living out of one room.Aisling Hedderman, one of the founding members of the Irish Housing Network (IHN), was next to address the crowd.In her eyes, “social cleansing” is happening all over Dublin as wealthier people move into the city centre at the expense of those who have lived there their whole lives.“Social cleansing is happening in estates all around Dublin and down the country.  We can see that in the regeneration programmes. The regeneration programme in Ballymun says they can’t accept rent allowance or HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) in Ballymun and that’s a problem.“Why can’ they stay in their communities? We are a community and we deserve to fight back as a community.” By Garreth MacNamee Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 3:39 PM Source: ICHHDUBLIN/Twitter Since the launch of last year’s Housing Action Plan, homelessness in Dublin (and the rest of Ireland) has worsened.Latest figures for Dublin show that there were 1091 homeless families in Dublin in the final week in April. On the night of 30 April there were 695 families staying in hotels and B&Bs.Initially meant as an emergency short-term measure, hotel use for homeless families skyrocketed over the past three years as homelessness got worse. Families – sometimes with very young children – ended up staying many months in hotels.Pamela Fortune is currently facing eviction from her home in Tallaght. She has no idea where to go next. 70 Comments Jun 17th 2017, 3:39 PM #HomelessDemonstration #HomesNotHubs Aisling Hedderman— ICHHDUBLIN (@ICHHDUBLIN) June 17, 2017 Share1342 Tweet Email1 ‘Social cleansing is happening in Dublin. We have to fight’: Hundreds turn out for homeless demo Over 300 turned out for the protest march. The landlord just said he’s selling the place. So he has given us a few months to get out but I’ve been looking around and there’s absolutely nothing in my price range. I work full time.I have three children who are all in school. The only option I have is moving down the country. My kids will lose their friends. I can’t do that to them. I really don’t know where I go from here.A lack of affordable accommodation has led to skyrocketing rents across the city as demand far outstrips supply in the private rental market. This is coupled with a severe dearth of affordable or social housing, which has resulted in more families becoming homeless.Focus Ireland has warned that families are staying homeless for much longer periods due to this, and that more families are becoming homeless every day.A lot of the time, hotel accommodation for families will have no cooking or washing facilities, no play areas for children and no on-site support services. Former Housing Minister Simon Coveney has said that the family hubs will temporarily house families in more suitable accommodation while proper homes are being built.However, the message from the hundreds who turned up in Dublin today was clear: They want “homes not hubs”.With reporting by Cormac FitzgeraldRead: ‘And then there was nothing’ – funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy >Read: ‘We’ll have nothing’: After 65 years, one of Donegal’s most famous butchers is closing > Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this

first_img NORTH KOREA HAS promised to hold more nuclear talks with the US after a summit between the two countries earlier this week failed to produce a deal.The second meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump broke up in disarray on Thursday, when a signing ceremony was cancelled and no joint declaration was issued despite expectations.Each side sought to blame the other for the deadlock, with Trump saying Pyongyang wanted the US to lift all sanctions imposed on it over its banned weapons programmes.But in a late-night press conference, the North Korean foreign minister said that Kim only wanted some of the measures eased, and that its offer to close all nuclear production facilities at its Yongbyon complex was the best it could ever offer.Despite the deadlock, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported that the two leaders had a “constructive and candid exchange” on Friday.It described the Hanoi meeting as “successful”, saying that Kim had promised Trump another meeting.Similarly, Trump told reporters that he hoped to meet Kim again before he left the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, where this week’s summit took place.“Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times,” he said.“I’d much rather do it right than do it fast,” he said, before reaffirming his “close relationship” with Kim.“There’s a warmth that we have and I hope that stays, I think it will.”South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has brokered talks between the US and the North, also pointed to the positive aspects of their meeting.In a speech in the South Korean capital Seoul, Moon said the talks had made “meaningful progress” and Trump and Kim had built”more trust” and “mutual understanding”.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un greet before a meeting at in Hanoi, Vietnam this week Image: Shealah Craighead via ZUMA Wire/PA Images North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week’s summit breakdown A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early. 16 Comments 6,263 Views Mar 1st 2019, 7:20 AM center_img Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un greet before a meeting at in Hanoi, Vietnam this week Share47 Tweet Email By Stephen McDermott Image: Shealah Craighead via ZUMA Wire/PA Images Short URL Friday 1 Mar 2019, 7:20 AMlast_img read more

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

first_img Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 5 Comments Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers The plea came from its foreign ministry. 7,299 Views SUDAN’S FOREIGN MINISTRY has urged the international community to back the country’s new military rulers to help “democratic transition”.“The ministry of foreign affairs is looking forward to the international community to understand the situation and to support the transitional military council … in order to achieve the Sudanese goal of democratic transition,” the ministry said in a statementSudanese protest organisers have presented demands to the country’s new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government.Thousands remained outside Khartoum’s army headquarters overnight to keep up the pressure on a military council that took power after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on Thursday.A 10-member delegation representing the protesters delivered their demands during talks with the council late last night, according to a statement by the Alliance for Freedom and Change umbrella group.“We will continue… our sit-in until all our demands are met,” including the formation of a fully civilian government, said one of the alliance’s leaders, Omar al-Degier.The group insists on civilian representatives joining the military council and on the creation of a fully civilian government to run day-to-day affairs.Later today, the military council is due to hold meetings with several political parties, state media reported.“We surely want our demands to be met, but both sides will have to be flexible to reach a deal,” said a demonstrator who spent the night at the army complex.Talks between protest leaders and Sudan’s new rulers were followed today by a meeting between Washington’s top envoy to Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, and the military council’s deputy.Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Himeidti, told Koutsis “about the measures taken by the military council to preserve the security and stability of the country,” the official SUNA news agency reported.Himeidti is a field commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) counter-insurgency unit, which rights groups have accused of abuses in the war-torn Darfur region.Burhan talks the talk Apr 14th 2019, 2:31 PM center_img Short URL Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Share18 Tweet Email Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 2:31 PM Sudanese demonstrators Source: AP/PA ImagesYesterday, the new chief of the military council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed to dismantle Bashir’s regime, lifting a night-time curfew with immediate effect.Burhan also pledged that individuals implicated in killing protesters would face justice and that protesters detained under a state of emergency imposed by Bashir during his final weeks in power would be freed.Burhan took the oath of office on Friday after his predecessor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down little more than 24 hours after ousting Bashir.Tens of thousands of people have massed outside the army headquarters since April 6, initially to urge the military to back their demand that Bashir be removed.But while celebrating the fall of both men in quick succession, protesters remain cautious.Degier said their demands include restructuring the country’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), whose chief Salih Ghosh resigned yesterday.Amnesty International urged the military council to examine Ghosh’s actions during a crackdown against protesters during the final weeks of Bashir’s rule.Gulf allies voice support The newly formed 10-member transitional council contains several faces from Bashir’s regime.Yesterday evening, the new military ruler named NISS deputy head Jalaluddin Sheikh to the council, with Himeidti as its deputy head.Key regional power-brokers Saudi Arabia and the UAE voiced backing for the transitional council.Saudi Arabia has promised an aid package, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Sudan is part of a UAE and Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.That marked a dramatic shift by Khartoum, which aligned itself with the Gulf Arab monarchies at the expense of close ties with their arch-rival Iran.The International Criminal Court has longstanding arrest warrants against Bashir for suspected war crimes during the regime’s brutal campaign of repression in Darfur, where a decade-and-a-half of conflict has killed 300,000 people.Amnesty demanded Saturday the deposed president be handed over to the Court. But the military council has said it would never extradite Bashir or any other Sudanese citizen.- © AFP, 2019last_img read more

These New Japanese Pokémon Cosmetics Will Get You SummerReady

first_imgStay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K If you’re a Pokemon fan, you already know how many adorable products there are out there that piggyback off how cute Pokemon themselves are. The latest Pokemon cosmetics out there from fashion brand Its’Demo are no different, and they’re perfectly sunny and cute for the summer to come on. The new collection has pretty flowers, adorable monsters, and feminine-styled Pokemon with Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur all adorned with pretty eyelashes, flowery motifs, and more.The collection has everything ranging from compacts with foundation, blush, makeup palettes with blush, eyeshadow, highlighter and adorable compact lids, hand creams, and non-makeup items to collect as well. For example, there are several water bottles, towel pouches, flat pouches, and even cookies out with the rest of these awesome new Pokemon cosmetics. No matter what kind of item you’re looking for you’ll find it in this new collection.My personal favorite has to be the range of hand creams, which has additional Pokemon on the tubes and comes in four different scents. It’d be a great item to just throw in your purse or bag and have for when your hands need some extra moisture. The Pokemon water bottles are cute as well and decorated with just enough oomph to make a splash when you take it out for a sip of rejuvenating H20 while out exploring this summer.You can buy all of these items at an Its’Demo retail store in Japan, but if you’re not so lucky to live there (as is usually the case for me), you can buy everything from the Its’Demo online store instead. You’ll probably find a lot of other cool stuff there too, so don’t act like you weren’t warned. Guard your wallet with your life, especially if you’re a Pokemon fan.last_img read more

Synthetic Spider Silk Is on the Way Finally

first_img Spider silk has been something of the Holy Grail for fabrics. If you’re old enough to read this, you’re also likely well aware that it’s among the toughest materials around. It’s also light, flexible, and expensive. Spiders, being tiny, only make a little bit of the stuff. Mass producing it to make ultra-light armor, hyper-strong ropes, or anything else amazingly awesome has been slow going. Until now.Start-up Bolt Threads and others are hoping to make the fabric on large scales. That’s been thus far complicated by the fact that spiders hate each other. And now, I’m not kidding. Silk worms can be farmed easily because they just nom their leaves and make their cocoons. Then we grab the silk. Spiders, on the other hand, have to be kept separate, meaning that much of the process can’t be automated or streamlined, and each one would require a lot of specialized care.In the early 90s, there was a push to engineer organisms like goats to make the silk. The hope being that if you could, say, milk a goat for silk, we’d have all the stuff we needed. Some companies were able to kick out prototypes, but little progress has been made beyond that. This time, the issue is that spider silk proteins are just really, really big. The molecules that make up the dragline — the toughest of the seven types of spider silk — are almost twice the size of many standard human or mammalian proteins.One push has been to make smaller equivalents that are easier for goats and microbes to produce and handle.“At some point, you lose the mechanical properties as the protein gets smaller,” Randy Lewis, one of the first chemists to clone spider silk gene, told Science Mag.Some companies, like AMSilk, have begun producing smaller-scale versions that are being used in specialized coatings. One, that’s in clinical trials now, has been used to make breast implants that are essentially invisible to the immune system, dramatically cutting the risk for rejection.Others, like Bolt Threads, finally believe they can bring the technology to the fashion world. The company has engineered yeast to produce the proteins needed, and then spins the silk into thread thanks to a lengthy process.Even though these genes originated in spiders, the company hopes to make high performance fabrics, including vegan ones. Many of the better materials for winter coats, for instance, are made with animal products.The company has pulled in $90 million in capital and grants to pursue its goals, and has even partnered with designer Stella McCartney to help market and produce high-fashion a la spider silk. Bolt claims that it’s well on the way to having their products on store shelves by next year, though they will likely be pretty spendy. A couple years back, Spiber, a Japanese firm for synthetic spider silk announced that they’d sell $1,000 parkas made with the stuff at North Face. That fell through as the company needed more time to perfect their product.If Bolt has it now (or soon will) it could spark a revolution in fabrics — though it may be a while before the common folk will be able to put down for one. Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

When will IKEA open its doors in Bengaluru and Mumbai

first_img Close IKEA, the Swedish multinational company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories had a grand start in India when it opened the Hyderabad store in August. According to the company spokesperson, about 40,000 people visited IKEA’s first India store in the opening day resulting in a stampede-like situation. IKEA store in Hyderabad, IndiaFacebook/ IKEA IndiaThe IKEA stores are generally huge and offer over 7,500 products including thousands of products priced below Rs 200. This definitely attracts customers and IKEA India quickly confirmed the opening of new stores in other locations across India. The next two locations for IKEA stores in India are Mumbai and Bengaluru. But, do you have any idea when can you go and buy products from these proposed stores?IKEA MumbaiThe IKEA store in Maharashtra will come up in Navi Mumbai next year. The Mumbai store will be the second store to be operational in India and construction work is currently in full swing. The works for the 4,30,000 square feet store in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai is underway since May 2017.This IKEA store will serve residents of eight different municipal corporations under the Mumbai metropolitan region, including Thane, Kalyan-Dombivili, and, Navi Mumbai, besides Mumbai itself. IKEA sign above the newly launched store in HyderabadReutersIKEA BengaluruIKEA Bengaluru store will be located near the Nagasandra Metro Station. The 500,000 square feet store opening has been earmarked for summer 2020. Close to Rs 1,000 crores will be invested for IKEA’s first Bengaluru store. The store will employ 800-1000 direct co-workers and engage another 1,500 indirectly in services.The Bengaluru store will have around 2,000 parking space and a 1,000 seater restaurant serving Swedish and Indian delicacies. It will also house a children’s play area called “Smaland”. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. G Parameshwara and IKEA India CEO Peter Betzel during ground breaking ceremony for their third store in India, in Bengaluru on Oct 11, 2018.IANS/PIBIKEA Delhi/NCRThe fourth IKEA store will come up in Gurugram serving Delhi and NCR while there is no stipulated time frame. Going by the trend, it should be operational by the summer of 2021 and it will be the first of 5 to 6 stores IKEA India planning in the region in the coming years. IKEA India had purchased 10 acres land site from Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in 2017 and is strategically located in Sector 47, Gurugram.Going forwardIKEA India has ambitious plans to open 25 stores across cities such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata by 2025. These stores will have both online and offline approaches. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Stampede-like situation at grand opening of a furnishing store in Hyderabadlast_img read more

How to Fix the iOS 111 Glitch That Wont Let You Type

first_img 2 min read November 7, 2017 Register Now » Are you having problems with your iOS keyboard after downloading iOS 11.1? You’re not alone.A strange bug affecting some devices running iOS 11.1 prevents people from typing the letter “i.” Reddit user TheCravin reported the problem over the weekend, noting that when some people try to type the letter “i” on a device running the public version of iOS 11.1, the keyboard suggests a different character like the “A,” “#” or “!,” followed by the “the Unicode character for ‘Hey I can’t read this'” — a box with a question mark.”I thought that was weird, but then I saw a tweet where someone clearly tried to type ‘I,’ and it instead showed the ‘A’ operator and then the question mark character,” TheCravin wrote. “When I tried to copy and paste the content of the tweet, my paste fixed it and just showed the letter ‘I.'”Several users chimed in on that thread and on Twitter saying they, too, were experiencing the issue.Anyone else finding this glitch on iOS??? What is going on? #is6621— Whitney McDonald (@WhitMcDonald2) November 3, 2017WTF IS THIS???— It’s Lizard ? (@_elizabeth_hull) November 6, 2017In a support note, Apple confirmed that some iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running the latest version of its mobile operating system are autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” with a symbol. It offered a workaround until it’s able to provide a fix in a future software update.Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text ReplacementTap .For Phrase, type an upper-case “I.” For Shortcut, type a lower-case “i.”Apple’s iOS 11.1, released on Tuesday, also includes more than 70 new emoji, including fairies, mermaids, a t-rex, a person meditating, a zebra, giraffe, hedgehog, cricket and more. This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Pose star Indya Moore lands new project with modernday Frankenstein series

first_imgMoore in Pose | Photo: YouTube/Rotten Tomatoes TV Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Giving people a chanceMoore is one of numerous trans actors in starring roles in the history-making Pose. The series focuses on the 1980s ball culture in New York City. Moore plays Angel, a ball performer and member of the House of Evangelista. She also has a romantic plot with Evan Peters’ married character Stan.Moore, the other trans actors in the show, and the show’s focus on trans issues are proving why representation matters.As Twitter user @BienSur_JeTaime aptly pointed out, simply getting a foot in the door breeds opportunities.YOUSEEWHATHAPPENSWHENPEOPLEGETAFOOTINTHEDOOR?— Lara Bencroft (@BienSur_JeTaime) July 9, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Moore is set to star in and executive produce Magic Hour, a modern-day Frankenstein series.According to the IMDB description, Magic Hour is a ‘psychedelic-macabre portrait of a mysterious young woman who wakes up one morning without a soul, and roams the streets of Tokyo in search of one’.— IAM (@IndyaMoore) July 10, 2018Niclas Ericsson and Yuka Taga will star alongside Moore.The series coincides with the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s iconic science fiction book.Che Greyson is writing 0s and directing the project. Indya Moore, one of five transgender stars in Ryan Murphy’s revolutionary FX series Pose, has landed her next project. GAYSTARNEWS- New FX drama Pose is taking trans and drag culture mainstreamPose to explore discussion of the AIDS epidemic in season twoHelp us to tell our stories, transgender groups call on HollywoodRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact But now, Sherman is propping up his division foe.In a piece written for The Player’s Tribune, Sherman answers questions about playing the position and some of the other great cornerbacks in the league, including Peterson.But no matter what technique you play, you have to have an incredible amount of respect for a guy like Patrick Peterson, who has tremendous athletic ability. Some of the freaky things he can do, other elite corners will look at and say, “There’s no way my body could do that.”There was one play against the Jets a few years ago where he was covering on a post and he got beat. I mean, the receiver had at least two steps on him. He was rolling, with no safety over the top.But once the ball was in the air, you could see Pat just close the gap, and….Bang.He jumped right over the receiver’s head and stole the ball.It was an incredible play that he shouldn’t have been able to get away with. It should have been a touchdown. It didn’t get a lot of recognition on SportsCenter’s Top 10 or anything, but as a corner, you see a play like that, and you appreciate it. You appreciate it because you’ve been in that situation. You understand what it takes to make a play like that — the fight, the moving parts, the level of difficulty.When I was growing up, I used to watch guys like Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson — guys who went and got the ball.Patrick Peterson is one of those guys.The Cardinals and Seahawks will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Oct. 23 in a nationally-televised Sunday night game. Regardless of what side you’re on, the contest will feature two of the best defensive backs in the league. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is one such player. There’s no debating Sherman’s skills — he’s easily one of the most respected and least-challenged corners in the league. He’s a three-time Pro Bowler and has been a big part of two NFC Championship teams and a Super Bowl-winning squad.But he’s often taken shots at other players around the league, including Arizona Cardinals All-Pro Patrick Peterson.In 2014, Sherman did an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas during which he may have intimated he thought Peterson was overrated.“You give up eight touchdowns in a year, it’s hard to put you in that discussion,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself. I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale or how they’re comparing everything, but I don’t know if he should be mentioned with us.“If gave up that many touchdowns, I think I’d be benched on our team. We have a level of accountability, and that’s what we strive for. You can’t give up big plays like that and still play (on our team).”This was on the heels of an entertaining Twitter battle between the two with contracts being at the heart of the matter. 0 Comments   Share   NFL cornerbacks are a funny bunch.Wide receivers used to be known as the “divas” of pro football, constantly bickering among themselves about who was better than whom.While there’s still a good amount of “hey, look at me” among Odell Beckham Jr. — I mean, NFL receivers, the perception is now that cornerbacks are the most catty players in the league.Every offseason, the league’s elite corners seemingly take turns propping themselves up and declaring they’re the best while taking shots at other great players who happen to play the same position.last_img read more

The top 10 books on Apples iBooksUS

first_imgThe top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US iBook charts for week ending December 9, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)2. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)3. Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts – 9781250123022 – (St. Martin’s Press)4. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci – 9781538761557 – (Grand Central Publishing)5. Past Tense by Lee Child – 9780399593529 – (Random House Publishing Group)6. Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson – 9780316417501 – (Little, Brown and Company)7. The Negotiator (A Hot Romantic Comedy) by Avery Flynn – 9781633759589 – (Entangled Publishing, LLC)8. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)9. Tom Clancy Oath of Office by Marc Cameron – 9780735215962 – (Penguin Publishing Group)10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.____The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:32 pm PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more