Neil Gaimans The Sandman series greenlit at Netflix

first_imgLos Angeles: Neil Gaiman’s beloved Vertigo comic “The Sandman” is finally getting a screen adaptation. Insiders told The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix struck a huge financial deal with Warner Bros Television to adapt the bestseller into a live-action TV series. The news came over three years after New Line failed to turn the graphic novel into a feature film. Sources close to the development said the negotiation will result into the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has undertaken till date. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “Wonder Woman” fame Allan Heinberg is set to write and serve as showrunner on the straight-to-series drama. Gaiman, who created the ongoing monthly comic, will executive produce alongside David Goyer. Gaiman and Goyer were both attached to New Line’s most recent attempts to adapt “The Sandman” for the big screen. Netflix and Warners declined comment as a formal deal has not yet closed. “The Sandman” follows a tale of horror, dark fantasy and mythology tale Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, and the Endless, the powerful group of siblings that includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium (as well as Dream). Gaiman’s previous works “American Gods” and “Good Omens” already got their screen adaptations at Starz and Amazon, respectively.last_img read more

Fake videos on social media posing risk to country says Jitendra Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: Cyber manipulators are circulating fake videos on social media which is posing a risk to the country, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said Thursday, highlighting the scenario after the withdrawal of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing the first National Conference on Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics, organised by the CBI, the minister said the study of cybercrime is important for India, keeping in mind that India has a huge population and that India has the second-largest internet users in the world. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He further said the nature of crime also evolves with the evolution of society, which makes it essential on the part of investigative agencies to evolve their techniques. “Speaking about the recent developments in the country, Dr Singh said that we are in the post-Article 370 abrogation scenario. He expressed concern over the fact that the cyber manipulators are posing risk to the nation by circulating fake videos on the social media, which needs to be addressed,” a government statement said. Singh said the thrust of the government has been on clarity in fight against terrorism and decisive actions have been taken in this regard. CBI Director R K Shukla said the conference is a platform for state police and enforcement agencies to share their best practices and to replicate them.last_img read more

Top UN official details terrible year for children in armed conflict

“The nature of conflict is changing and civilians are increasingly on the frontline. The toll on children is more brutal than ever,” stated Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.“Ferocious conflicts in Gaza, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq and Afghanistan have led to high casualty rates and the displacement of a large number of people, especially children,” she reported to the UN Human Rights Council, which is holding its 12th session in Geneva.Ms. Coomaraswamy stressed that addressing impunity and holding perpetrators accountable must remain a priority of the international community to halt grave violations against children. On the positive side, she drew attention to progress made in some situations of concern where child soldiers were freed.She also commended the adoption by the Security Council of resolution 1882, which expanded the list of criteria of violations to include those who kill, maim, rape or commit other forms of sexual violence against children in wartime.“Action at the international level must, however, also be underpinned by accountability at the national level,” she urged. “That includes rigorous investigation and prosecution of those responsible for grave violations against children as well as reforms of national legislation for the protection of children in order to ensure compliance with international norms and standards.”Ms. Coomaraswamy called on all parties to conflict to make every effort to better protect children and to make protection of civilians an integral part of military planning.She also stressed the need to address protection concerns for children displaced as a result of conflict, including according them the right to education, the liberty of movement, the right to protection against sexual and gender-based violence and the right to basic services. 15 September 2009It has been a terrible year for children living in situations of armed conflict around the world, the top United Nations official dealing with the issue said today, stressing the need for the international community to address impunity and hold perpetrators accountable. read more

Asian stock markets mixed after Japan manufacturing falls short of expectations

Asian stock markets mixed after Japan manufacturing falls short of expectations BANGKOK – Asian stock markets were subdued Friday after Japanese manufacturing undershot expectations and worries about Syria’s civil war dampened investor spirits.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed morning gains after the government released figures that, while showing some strength, fell short of expectations.Manufacturing in the world’s No. 3 economy rose 1.6 per cent in July from a year earlier and 3.2 per cent from the month before. While that pointed to an economic recovery, analysts had expected to see a 3.6 per cent increase. Still, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said it foresaw further expansion in August and September.“If these forecasts are realised, industrial production momentum will climb to new highs,” analysts at Capital Economics said in a written commentary.The Nikkei in Tokyo fell 0.7 per cent to 13,369.49. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.1 per cent to 21,681.16. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.5 per cent to 1,918.39. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 per cent to 5,117.50.On Wall Street, stocks posted modest gains Thursday, as some positive news for the U.S. economy outweighed worries about Syria. The economy grew at a 2.5 per cent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The government also reported the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits fell last week.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.1 per cent to close at 14,840.95. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 0.2 per cent to 1,638.17. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.8 per cent, to 3,620.30.Lawmakers in the U.K. also refrained from authorizing British participation in action against Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus killed more than 300 civilians earlier this month. The U.S. government is considering a response.Benchmark oil for October delivery was down $1.28 to $107.52 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.30 to close at $108.80 a barrel on the Nymex on Thursday.In currencies, the euro rose to $1.3245 from $1.3237 late Thursday. The dollar fell to 98.14 from 98.32 yen.___Follow Pamela Sampson on Twitter at by Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press Posted Aug 28, 2013 5:12 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

All Blacks respond to Ireland loss by thumping Italy 663

ROME — The All Blacks took out their frustration from losing to Ireland by thumping Italy 66-3 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. Yet, it was a far from convincing performance.Despite scoring 10 tries against Italy for the first time, there was a glut of sloppy errors by New Zealand.However, after failing to record a try last weekend in Dublin, coach Steve Hansen would be heartened to see 10 this time thanks to four for wing Jordie Barrett, three for fullback Damian McKenzie and one apiece to TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape and Beauden Barrett, who converted five. Richie Mo’unga converted the last three.Unbeaten in 14 previous tests against Italy, New Zealand opened the score early as Beauden Barrett offloaded for scrumhalf Perenara to slide over in the corner following some nice handling down the right.Italy responded swiftly with a Tommaso Allan penalty after Scott Barrett was penalized for not rolling away after the tackle. That was to be the last score for Italy, as the All Blacks stretched their lead when McKenzie ran between the posts after being released by Patrick Tuipulotu.There was an odd moment as referee Andrew Brace injured his knee and was replaced in the 24th minute by Pascal Gauzere.The officials, and the All Blacks, rolled on. McKenzie claimed his second try after a lovely left-foot grubber kick from Beauden Barrett.Another sensational play down the right saw hooker Dane Coles and McKenzie feature in an 80-meter move finished by Jordie Barrett.On the stroke of halftime, the Barrett brothers combined for another try as Beauden kicked out to the right for Jordie to score in the corner and 31-3.The second half began with two quickfire converted tries from Laumape and Beauden Barrett.McKenzie got his hat trick in the 53rd, connecting to replacement Mo’unga’s grubber kick off the left post.In the last seven minutes, Jordie Barrett grabbed the last two tries, the first after scooping a kick by Nathan Harris, to complete New Zealand’s biggest margin against Italy since 70-7 at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.___More AP sports: and Matar, The Associated Press read more

10 SportsRelated Jobs Black Children Should Look Into Instead

Audio and Video Equipment SpecialistSports teams rely heavily on being able to review footage of games, individual players, schemes, tendencies, etc. Teams always seek people skilled at editing videos and breaking them down for easy, specific viewing. It also can be an entrée into coaching. Mike Brown, who coached the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers twice and Los Angeles Lakers, started as a video coordinator.Public Address AnnouncerHave an appealing voice, read fluidly and have command of an audience? Working courtside or in the press box as the PA announcer could be for you. It’s a coveted job and an important one that puts you right in the middle of the action. read more

Marine A Sgt Alexander Blackman denied bail over Christmas ahead of murder conviction

first_imgMarine A flag outside the High Court Show more Supporters of the imprisoned Royal Marine at Eastcide City Park in BirminghamCredit:John Robertson for The Telegraph Sgt Blackman during a patrol in Afghanistan in which an insurgent was killedCredit:MoD/PA Supporters of Marine A gathered outside the courtCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph  Sgt Blackman’s wife Claire at a rally in Parliament Square, London, in support of her husbandCredit:Nick Ansell/PA The court heard that the former marine had been offered a job, and that his wife was “a woman of strong character [who] can be relied on to exert control over him”.Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas said Mr Goldberg had emphasised  Blackman’s “otherwise exemplary service, the fact that he was given bail prior to trial, the fact he was allowed to handle weapons with live ammunition while on bail, the strength of his case on appeal, the risk he might have to serve longer in prison than the court orders on the appeal and the exceptional sureties that have agreed to stand for him”. Claire Blackman, the wife of Sergeant Alexander Blackman Giving his first interview, he told Channel 4 News: “Very sadly I feel that at a series of levels above Sgt Blackman that sort of leadership was absent.”Blackman, who was described in court as having been a “model prisoner” during his three years behind bars, was granted an expedited appeal hearing, set for late January, to establish whether military prosecutors will accept new evidence about his mental state when he shot a mortally wounded insurgent at point blank range, in 2011.The court heard that Blackman is appealing against his murder conviction on six grounds, arguing that it should be reduced to a verdict of manslaughter by diminished responsibility because of fresh psychiatric evidence. Marine A A Royal Marine who was jailed for murdering a Taliban captive will spend Christmas behind bars after the Lord Chief Justice refused to grant him bail ahead of an appeal against his conviction.There were cries of “disgrace” from the public gallery as the most senior judge in England and Wales ruled that Alexander Blackman could not be reunited with his wife for Christmas, despite prosecutors failing to raise any objections to granting the former sergeant bail.Claire Blackman, who had said that having her husband home for the festive period would be the “best Christmas ever”, said she was “disappointed” by the decision, which was described as “grossly unfair” by one former senior officer. Jonathan Goldberg, QC, acting for Blackman, also revealed that his claim would include allegations that the former marine’s legal team during his trial, in 2013, were incompetent.He was handed a life sentence of ten years, later cut to eight on appeal. Blackman, who watched proceedings via a videolink from HMP Erlestoke, in Wiltshire, applied for bail last week, but the hearing was adjourned until Wednesday, so prosecutors could consider whether they would challenge new psychiatric evidence. Colonel Richard Kemp, a former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, said the verdict was “very, very unfair” on the couple. He added: “They have been let down. I think it’s just wrong.”The verdict came as Blackman’s former commanding officer, Colonel Oliver Lee, revealed that he had warned senior officers about the behavior of the former marine’s unit.Colonel Lee, who resigned his post over what he called an “extremely bizarre” decision to prevent him from giving evidence at Blackman’s  court martial, said the unit was operating in “extremely challenging” circumstances which required “very strong leadership” to enable “exceptionally disciplined soldiering”. The judge added: “He also emphasises the appellant has been a model prisoner, that he has a job to go to and that his wife, a woman of strong character, can be relied on to exert control over him. He would bear with fortitude a return to prison.”But Lord Thomas, sitting with Mr Justice Sweeney, ruled that there were not “overwhelming circumstances” for allowing the former marine to return home, after prosecutors said they believed the new evidence did not back up claims that his conviction should be reduced to manslaughter, and that they  wished to cross-examine two eminent psychiatrists involved in the case.He also said that even if Blackman’s conviction was reduced to manslaughter, it was not clear that a fresh sentence would “definitely” equate to a prison stretch shorter than the three years the former marine has already served. In a lengthy ruling, Lord Thomas said: “Despite the powerful new psychiatric and other evidence, the question of whether a verdict of diminished responsibility should be substituted or a re-trial ordered is a matter of dispute on the part of the Crown.“In those circumstances the court cannot say that the merits of the appeal are overwhelming, nor can it say that there is any other basis upon which it could take the exceptional course of allowing bail in circumstances where it is able so substantially to expedite the appeal.“The practice of the court is always to expedite appeals, rather than release on bail. The court, despite the unprecedented nature of this case, bearing in mind the seriousness of the crime of murder of which the appellant has been convicted and the lesser, though extremely serious offence, which he seeks to have substituted can see no basis for departing from what is that practice.” Sgt Alexander Blackman Claire Blackman outside the courtCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph  Claire Blackman outside the court 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

NHS nurses told to dispose of clinical waste in patients own dustbins

A memo that was sent to district nurses from an NHS trust – which has a waste disposal contract with HES – tells them that “wastes that you have defined as non-infectious can be disposed of in the patient’s home waste bin” if they comply with a list that includes bandages, dressings, plasters, disposable gloves and aprons.It adds: “The waste should be wrapped in a plastic sack and tied. The wrapping should not be yellow or orange clinical waste colours – use [sic] such as thin opaque plastic bags, sandwich bags and bin liners.”Sara Gorton, head of health at the public sector union Unison, said: “Safety guidelines are in place for good reasons – to protect the people being looked after and the staff giving care.“If the advice on disposal is having to be altered because of contracting blunders the public will understandably be horrified.”Concerns about HES’s ability to fulfil its NHS contracts were first raised last year by a rival firm, Stericycle, which had bid against HES.Stericycle, which bid £479,999 for a contract that HES won with a bid of £300,000, claimed during a judicial review of the bidding process that the HES bid was “abnormally low”. District nurses are being told to dispose of bandages and other clinical waste in patients’ own dustbins in the wake of the NHS body parts scandal.A memo sent to carers tells them to use “sandwich bags and bin liners” to wrap up dressings, gloves, aprons and other clinical waste.The nurses are specifically told not to use yellow or orange clinical waste bags, which cannot be taken away with household waste.Bodily fluids, including blood, are to be flushed down a patient’s lavatory “for a temporary period” in what is described as “an alternative disposal process”.The advice was sent out after the Department of Health discovered that hundreds of tons of body parts and other toxic waste are being stockpiled by a contractor hired to dispose of it.Last night it emerged that concerns about Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) were raised almost a year ago, but ministers claim to have been unaware of the problem until August. Northern head office of Healthcare Environment Services Ltd, which has been found to be in breach of its permits at five sites in EnglandCredit: Lucinda Cameron/PA A criminal investigation has been launched into the failure of HES to carry out its legal duty to dispose of the body parts and other hazardous waste.Hospitals are now being told to store clinical waste on site while new waste disposal contractors are hired. 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. Northern head office of Healthcare Environment Services Ltd, which has been found to be in breach of its permits at five sites in England A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care said it had asked NHS England to “urgently” look into the instructions issued by the Trust in question. The spokesman added: “The NHS sets strict clinical waste standards and the Government has not instructed any trust to deviate from those.”HES were approached for comment. read more

AFTER 8 YEARS Germany beat Denmark for the place in semifinal

Era of Dagur Sigurdsson in German handball brought success after only year and a half! Germany will play at the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 semi-final after beating big rival – Denmark 25:23 (12:13) in decisive match in Wroclaw. Steffen Fath (6) and Fabian Wiede (5) led their team together with fantastic Andreas Wolff (12 saves) in the last part of the match. Mikkel Hansen netted seven goals for his team, who still have to wait for the result of the Spain – Russia encounter in terms of hopes for the semi-finals.STATISTICSSweden beat Hungay 22:14 to make Olympic hopes bigger.STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Germany 8Denmark 7Spain 6Sweden 4Russia 3Hungary 0 ← Previous Story SENSATION: Norwegian machines fight for the medal! Next Story → HANDBALL MADHOUSE: Crazy Croats silence Poland! read more

Gerrard hopes FC Ufa win redtape race

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard hopes FC Ufa win their red-tape race ahead of both teams UEFA Europa League playoff clash on Thursday.Gerrard hopes the visa issues facing the Russian club are resolved ahead of their tie on Thursday night.FC Ufa play against Dinamo Moscow today and will plead with the UK Embassy in the Russian capital to speed up their application.“We are actively engaged in trying to obtain British visas,” said FC Ufa President Gazizov, according to Daily Mail.“But everyone must understand it is a very difficult situation. After the game against Dinamo, we will go with our prepared documents to the British Embassy.”“We hope they are able to accelerate the process, but we will know for certain what is happening on Monday. We have been told even the accelerated process takes a minimum of five days, so that would not be enough time for us.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Gerrard, though, doesn’t want any favours from red tape. He is eager for the chance to record another Europa League win and move to the brink of the group stage.“I heard about it just before the game and we will have to wait and see how that pans out,” said the Ibrox boss, speaking after Alfredo Morelos hit a hat-trick in yesterday’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock in the Betfred Cup.“I hope they get them (visas) and I hope they come. We are in a good place, we are looking forward to the game and the challenge and we want Ibrox to be rocking again for another great European night.”Rangers suffered a blow when Jamie Murphy suffered a potentially serious knee injury at Rugby Park, but Gerrard was otherwise delighted with the display less than 72 hours after a successful trip to Maribor.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week 814 July

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on between 8 and 14 June 2017 were:BNP Paribas wins the Grand Prix at Employee Benefits Awards 2017Virgin Money sees mean gender pay gap narrow to 32.5%European court hands down opinion on unpaid and untaken leave for workersAustralian minimum wage to rise to $18.29 an hourCanadian construction union branch to introduce medical marijuana coverage36% believe wearables can enhance productivity in the workplaceHinkley Point C staff to receive interim bonus paymentsPinterest to introduce adoption and surrogacy benefitsPoll: 15% are examining the General Data Protection Regulation’s impact on benefitsAA to move final salary pension scheme members to Care arrangementlast_img read more

66 predict borrowing and debt management as main financial wellness driver for

first_imgTwo-thirds (66%) of employer respondents predict that borrowing and managing debt will be the main financial wellness driver for 2018, according to research by Nudge.Its The financial wellness playbook 2018 report, which surveyed 205 UK employers, representing a total of 1,516,733 employees, also found that 92% of respondents believe that a financial wellness strategy is best delivered as an ongoing financial education programme combined with access to appropriate employee benefits.The research also found:72% of respondents feel that levels of financial stress in their organisation are at the same level as 12 months ago, and 28% think it is greater than 12 months ago.65% of respondents predict being able to budget to live within income levels will be the main financial wellness driver for 2018. Other employee financial drivers foreseen for 2018 include affording childcare costs (57%), coping with the impact of Brexit on the UK economy (55%), saving towards financial goals (50%), and retirement planning (50%).30% of respondents already provide financial education, 17% are in the process of introducing it, and 49% are considering introducing a financial education programme.74% of respondents offer a workplace pension, but do not include it as part of an integrated financial wellness strategy, 77% do not integrate their childcare vouchers or support into a financial wellness approach, and 74% do not include their life assurance provision within a financial wellbeing strategy.94% of respondents believe that financial education should help employees better understand and manage their money, 71% think it should help communicate employee benefit options, 66% feel financial education is a means of better understanding their employees’ needs, and 52% think that financial education within a financial wellness strategy can help employees make more informed flexible benefits choices.85% of respondents view independence as important from a financial education provider, 83% want an inclusive provider, and 80% want accessibility, such as on-demand services, from their provider.73% of respondents view confidentiality as important from their financial education provider, and 68% think integration is important, to support their wider employee benefits strategy.77% of respondents think their employees require financial education on everyday finances, a further 77% believe their staff need education on savings, 77% feel their employees require financial education on debt and borrowing, and 74% think their staff need education around budgeting.Jeremy Beament (pictured), director at Nudge, said: “In 2017, the financial wellness market exploded with pensions, engagement and wellbeing [as] the major drivers. Although it’s positive to see such widespread understanding of why there’s a clear business case to improve employees financial wellness, the gap between this aspiration and the support organisations currently provide, remains wide.“A joined-up financial wellness strategy will comprise of a comprehensive financial education [programme] combined with access to relevant employee benefits. Each element should promote the others, cohesively making the strategy greater than the sum of the parts. Despite this, our research showed that [surprisingly] few organisations have created an integrated financial wellness strategy.”last_img read more

Man killed in Rajshahi gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what the law enforcers called a gunfight between two gangs in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi early Monday, reports UNB. Police identified the deceased as Fazlul Haque alias Fazlu, 48, son of Wahab Munshi. He was an accused in 10 drug cases, claimed police. A press released signed by senior assistant superintendent of police Abdur Razzak Khan, read that, being tipped off over a gunfight between two groups of drug traders at Rautha village around 1:45am over establishing supremacy, a team of police rushed to the spot. Police opened 10 rounds of bullet to bring the situation under control.The drug traders also attacked police, leaving four policemen, including officer-in-charge of Charghat police station, injured, it said.Later, police recovered Fazlul’s bullet hit body from the spot and seized a foreign pistol, a magazine, one-round of bullet and 55 bottles Indian Phensidyl.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

Cameroon police detain 4 activists

first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 treatments for adult scoliosiscenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Sponsored Stories Greenpeace International says the arrests are in violation of Cameroonian law and are linked to their opposition to the oil palm plantation planned by the U.S.-based Herakles Farms.Herakles Farms, represented by a local affiliate Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon PLC, began operations in 2010 after signing a contract in 2009 that granted the New York-based firm a 99-year lease on rainforest property.Palm oil is widely used across Africa.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) – Greenpeace International says security officers detained four environmental activists opposed to the establishment of an oil palm plantation in Cameroon by a U.S.-based company.The group said late Friday that Nasako Besingi and three of his co-workers with the environmental group the Struggle to Economize Future Environment were taken from their office in the southwest town of Mundemba on Wednesday. It said they have been held since without charge.last_img read more

French Spanish police detain 1 in antiBasque raid on villa

first_img Comments   Share   A few dozen officers were involved in Thursday’s operation in the center of the Atlantic Coast resort of Biarritz, including scientific police cloaked in white and masked special police forces.ETA killed 829 people in its Basque independence campaign but declared a permanent cease-fire in 2011. It has not disbanded. It regularly stored its arms and ammunition in southern France.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BIARRITZ, France (AP) — French and Spanish police detained two people and found weapons and explosives in a raid Thursday on a villa in southwest France targeting Basque separatist group ETA, Spanish authorities said.The operation by Spanish Civil Guards working with French police was directed against ETA’s technical and logistic structure, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.A French couple was detained, and police found an “arsenal of arms and explosives” and material used to make fake license plates, the ministry said in a statement. It didn’t elaborate. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility French police officers stand outside a villa during a search operation for what could be a major stash or arms in Biarritz, southwestern France, Thursday, May 28, 2015. French and Spanish authorities have detained one person and are raiding a villa in the French Atlantic coast city of Biarritz, in an operation targeting the Basque separatist group ETA. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Syrian opposition in Egypt to search for political solution

first_imgOrganizers said the meeting is aimed at finding a formula for governing Syria based on previous U.N.-sponsored talks, which envisioned a transitional governing body including members of Assad’s government and opposition figures.“The political process has been frozen for a long time and escalating military operations have become the most attractive for international and regional efforts and capabilities, all at the expense of a political settlement,” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said at the start of the conference.Previous efforts, including two rounds of U.N.-brokered talks, have led nowhere. Assad has refused international demands to step down. The opposition is meanwhile deeply divided among various Islamic and secular groups, often with competing regional sponsors and agendas.Egypt is deeply suspicious of the Islamist groups that dominate the Syrian opposition, and has said it supports a political settlement that would include keeping part of Assad’s government intact, according to a previous U.N. agreement reached in Geneva in 2012.Cairo has been battling a growing Islamic insurgency and has faced a wave of attacks since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi nearly two years ago. But Shoukry said his country it is well-positioned to mediate the Syrian conflict because it has not sought to arm the government or the rebels. Egypt’s main Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, is a leading sponsor of the rebels, while Russia, with which Cairo has sought closer ties in recent months, is a close ally of Assad’s government.Veteran Syrian exiled opposition figure Haitham Manna, who helped organize the Cairo conference, told the Associated Press that the meeting aims to unite as many groups as possible to discuss a national charter and a political roadmap.“The basis of our work for more than a year is to bring together all the forces who see there is no room for a military solution and that a political solution is necessary,” he said.Egypt hosted an earlier meeting in January, where opposition figures drafted a 10-point document that backs a political solution, rejects any foreign military presence in Syria and limits arms to state institutions.The former head of the Western-backed Syrian National Council was invited to this week’s Cairo meeting, but the council itself was not.The Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a key member of the SNC, said it was not invited. Morsi hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now outlawed in Egypt and officially branded a terrorist group. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Monday hosted a second meeting of Syrian opposition figures this year to try to find a political solution to the four-year conflict, saying it is championing a political process amid an international and regional focus on a military solution.The two-day conference in Cairo was being mainly attended by secular politicians and tribal figures. There were no representatives from the Islamic and rebel factions battling to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Men’s health affects baby’s health too “The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t count on the government of the (military) coup in Egypt,” said Omar Mushaweh, a spokesman for Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cebu Pacific Airs new SydneyManila service

first_imgCebu Pacific Air has officially commenced its four-weekly service between Sydney – Manila today, with Sydney Airport welcoming its newest airline today.The Philippines’ largest airline is the fourth international low cost carrier for Sydney Airport, Australia’s largest international low cost carrier airport, offering connections from 24 cities in 13 countries in Asia and the Middle East.With the Philippines population reaching 100 million this year, and many of those having loved ones in Sydney which has Australia’s largest Filipino community, the new service will provide more choice for those travelling to Australia.“This new service provides more choice and value for tourists and friends and family wishing to travel to Australia and is good news for Filipino students making up the eighth largest contingent of international enrolments in vocational education in NSW,” Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said.Moreover, the new service is expected to increase Filipino visitors and contribute around AUD $66 million to the NSW economy, and Sydney continues to become an increasingly popular destination with visitor arrivals from the Philippines having jumped 16 percent over the recent 12 month period.“This is also a great outcome for Australians with low cost carriers like Cebu Pacific Air providing travellers with more destination choice and great value, and driving strong demand to travel.”Cebu Pacific Air will operate the service on a brand new 436 seater A330-300 and will increase from four to five services per week as of 10 December.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

Amazon Japan has partnered with the Eastern nation

first_imgAmazon Japan has partnered with the Eastern nation’s major supermarket chain Life Corporation to sell fresh produce online. May 31 , 2019 You might also be interested in The e-commerce giant says it will handle delivery and processing payments through its Prime Now platform. As with typical Prime Now orders, produce items will be delivered in as little as two hours, says Amazon.Life is the first food supermarket in the country to participate as a branch company in Prime Now. The supermarket chain will supply Amazon Japan’s Prime Now members with a range of products, including those from its in-house brand, notes The Japan Times.The corporations plan for this collaborative service to start in select areas of Tokyo later this year. It is meant to especially appeal to elderly and busy customers, adds the news publication.“By opening a store at Prime Now, we can deliver products to people who have not been able to use Life until now, and they will be able to feel the charm of life. It will also be an opportunity, and we will do our best to provide products that satisfy our customers,” explains Koji Iwasaki, CEO of Life. Jasper Chang, president of Amazon Japan, emphasizes how “convenient” the system will be for customers to buy fresh produce online.Both companies view the partnership as advantageous. Through collaboration with Life, Amazon Japan expects to be able to expand its product offerings. Meanwhile, the Japanese supermarket operator hopes to reach a younger customer demographic and people who live in areas without its stores, reports The Japan Times.Currently, Life ranks first in Japan in terms of sales as a single food supermarket. It operates a total of 273 stores, mainly located in metropolitan areas.In recent years, the chain says it has been strengthening its online business.last_img read more

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