African Development Bank Loans Morocco USD 200 Million to Boost Industrial

Rabat – The African Development Bank (AfDB) just approved on July 14, a USD 200 million loan for Morocco to finance the first phase of the Support Program for the Acceleration of Industrialization in Morocco (PAAIM I). The AfDB also validated a USD 50 million risk-sharing agreement for the Central Popular Bank (BCP).The PAAIM I, which aims to promote the industrial acceleration of Morocco and consolidate the foundations for sustainable and shared growth, is aligned with two of the AfDB’s five strategic priorities, namely “Industrializing Africa” and “Improving the quality of life of populations in Africa.”This program is expected to increase the share of industry in Morocco’s GDP by 14 to 23 points and create half a million jobs by 2020. The AfDB’s Board of Directors has also approved a risk-sharing agreement (APA) amounting to USD  50 million for the benefit of the Central Popular Bank (BCP). In a statement published by the AFD, the bank stated that the program will be able to “hedge a portfolio of transactions of up to USD 100 million, supporting the equivalent of USD 700 million (cumulative value) of intra-African business operations over a three-year period.”According to the AfDB, the APA will meet the growing demand of African markets for trade finance in vital economic sectors such as agri-food, health, services, and industry. In addition, it will promote regional integration and financial sector development and help generate additional tax revenues for several African States. This agreement will support in particular Moroccan exporters as well as banks and SMEs on the continent.To date, 32 transactions amounting to USD 2.3 billion in commitments are registered under the partnership between Morocco and the African Development Bank Group. The projects concern the transport, energy, water, and sanitation and agricultural sectors.This partnership between the AfDP and the BCP takes place in a context where the majority of African banks have a small capitalization, limiting their ability to obtain lines from international banks. read more

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Whats at stake in Ukraines presidential election

Awash in corruption, plagued by a war with Russia-backed separatists, reliant on international institutions for billions of dollars in aid, Ukraine presents stern challenges for its next president.Sunday’s election, which will require a second round if none of the 39 candidates wins an absolute majority, comes five years after mass protests drove the pro-Russia president to flee the country. The upheaval led to Russia annexing the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, to a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 13,000 people and to economic decline.A look at some of the issues at stake as Ukraine chooses a new president:CORRUPTIONEndemic corruption was one of the key complaints against the president ousted in 2014 and persists under his successor, Petro Poroshenko. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index shows Ukraine at 120 among 188 countries rated for clean government — a marginal improvement from recent years but still in the neighbourhood of notably dodgy countries such as Niger and Mali.Poroshenko initiated some anti-corruption measures that were demanded by the International Monetary Fund for the release of billions of dollars in loans. But the fledgling efforts suffered a considerable blow this month when the main anti-corruption law was declared unconstitutional. State defence enterprises, meanwhile, are embroiled in a military embezzlement scandal.Top candidates have vowed various severe measures against corruption, including mandatory life in prison for cheating the military, lifetime bans on holding public office and a onetime tax amnesty for hidden assets. But corruption is so pervasive that such measures could show little effect, while rising public anger demands more visible action.All the top candidates pledge they will pursue European Union membership for Ukraine, but the bloc appears reluctant to welcome a country that can’t or won’t tackle corruption.RUSSIAThe top candidates also favour Ukraine seeking NATO membership, a move that would be anathema to Russia and that could obstruct attempts to resolve other tensions such as the war in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s seizure of 24 Ukrainian sailors last year.The prospects of any resolution of the conflict in the east are dim, though the top candidates have different approaches of how to tackle the issue.Poroshenko, who is seeking a second term, favours the so-called Normandy Format talks of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, although those negotiations have been all but dormant. Yulia Tymoshenko wants talks held among the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum, which calls observing the territorial integrity of former Soviet republics that gave up their nuclear weapons, even though Russia flouted that pact when it annexed Crimea.Upstart Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the matter can be solved only through direct talks with Russia. That idea has received some favourable news coverage in Russia, suggesting Moscow is looking for a way out of a conflict that has cost it heavily in international sanctions.QUALITY OF LIFEDaily life for many Ukrainians is poor and dismal — the average wage is just $350 a month. Thus, a 25-per cent hike in prices for natural gas last year was a severe blow to many households.Tymoshenko likened that to “genocide” and has vowed to cut gas prices by 50 per cent or more. But doing so would risk the disapproval of the international financial institutions giving Ukraine aid; the price hike met demands for the gas market to be rationalized.Ukraine’s medical care system, largely unchanged since the Soviet era, has been notoriously poor, especially outside major cities. Reforms are underway, but some candidates say the changes are insufficient and make access to general practitioners difficult. Tymoshenko and Zelenskiy both propose introducing medical insurance.ECONOMYUkraine’s economy is recovering from the severe decline it experienced after the 2014 upheaval, but gross domestic product is still substantially below its level in 2013. The willingness of the next president to undertake reforms — and the composition of the new parliament to be elected in September — will likely promote or discourage investors. Before the presidential vote, economists were predicting modest growth of about 2.5 per cent a year, marred by inflation expected at about 10 per cent.Poroshenko can point to the economic improvement during his tenure, including a rise in foreign direct investment. Zelenskiy calls for simplifying the tax code and for removing obstructions to new enterprises, so that “you can open a business in an hour.” Tymoshenko has promised to lower the tax on entrepreneurs by half and to redirect Ukraine’s economy from reliance on raw materials to producing finished goods.DEMOCRACYRegardless of who wins, the election will be a significant test of Ukraine’s commitment to orderly democracy, influencing both citizens’ trust in the authorities and international partners.The pre-election period has been increasingly messy. Poroshenko’s own interior minister has accused the president of using public money to try to buy votes.After Zelenskiy’s campaign found listening devices in its Kyiv building, an Interior Ministry official suggested the national security service was involved and the security service in turn opened a criminal case against the ministry on the grounds of undermining state security.Far-right groups have become increasingly unruly as the campaign period progressed.The Associated Press read more

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Russias central bank raises key rate to 17 pct from 105 pct

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, teople walk past a sign advertising currency exchange rates in Moscow, Russia. The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File) Russia’s central bank raises key rate to 17 pct. from 10.5 pct. amid currency meltdown by Josh Boak And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2014 3:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 per cent from 10.5 per cent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy.The action announced Tuesday in Moscow comes after the ruble’s value has sunk roughly 50 per cent since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine and plunging worldwide oil prices. The falling ruble threatens to escalate Russia’s inflation to dangerous levels and paralyze the economy.The central bank’s aggressive move illustrated the magnitude of the perils confronting Russia. It reflected fears that the ruble’s decline could trigger consumer panic, incite a run on banks and deepen Russia’s economic problems.By raising interest rates, the bank hopes investors will find it more financially appealing to keep their money in Russia.“They did it as a lure to encourage people to keep their rubles at home rather than continue to flee the currency and the country,” said Barry Eichengreen, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley. “It’s a way of buying time. It doesn’t solve any of the underlying issues that the Russian economy has” — falling energy prices, Western sanctions and widespread corruption.Such challenges are especially difficult because Russia’s economy relies so heavily on petroleum revenue and lacks the diversification to withstand severe economic downturns.That tends to leave the economy at the mercy of global financial markets, where oil is priced in dollars. The average price of a barrel of oil has dropped below $56 from a summer high of $107. The Russian government recently downgraded its growth forecast for next year, predicting that the economy will sink into recession.Still, the Bank of Russia’s latest action carries dangers of its own. By jacking up rates to try to contain inflation, it risks inflicting further economic damage, Eichengreen noted. Though high interest rates can attract investor money, they can also stifle growth by making it harder for consumers and businesses to borrow and spend.The announcement in Moscow came after U.S. and European markets had closed Monday. Stocks have suffered in recent days amid the steady drop in global oil prices. The sell-off could continue if investors view the Bank of Russia’s move as ineffective.The central bank has gradually raised the rate from 5.5 per cent early this year. Last Thursday, it tried unsuccessfully to stem the ruble’s slide by boosting its key rate by 1 percentage point to 10.5 per cent. It cited a surge in consumer prices and a “significant inflation risk.”The Bank of Russia said then that it expected prices to rise 10 per cent for 2014 and climb further in the first quarter of 2015.But the ruble plunged further Monday, dropping from 55 rubles to the dollar Thursday to about 65 rubles to the dollar.A falling currency increases the cost of imports, thereby stoking inflationary pressures. At the same time, plummeting oil prices give the government less money to combat a downturn and can force it to borrow more.The sanctions imposed by the West have magnified Russia’s economic turmoil.In September, the United States and the European Union announced a new round of sanctions over Moscow’s involvement in Ukraine, which included blocking Western financial markets to key Russian companies and limiting imports of some technologies.The additional sanctions were expected to cause enough pain to put Russia into recession for one or two years, predicted economist Alexei Kudrin, who served as finance minister under President Vladimir Putin for 11 years until 2011.The potential for a prolonged downturn caused investors to pull their money from the country, causing the ruble to further lose value. read more

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Google adds graphing calculator to results

first_imgGoogle has always been handy for answering quick mathematical questions, unit conversions, or currency conversions typed into the search box. You can now stash that graphing calculator of yours forever, because the crew in Mountain View added graphing displays to Google calculator features as well.Type a function into the Google search box, such as cos(x), and at the top of the results page you’ll see that graph drawn out. There are Google Maps-like controls for panning and zooming around the graph. Multiple graphs can be drawn by separating the functions with commas. The screenshot above shows what you get when you put in four functions: the four graphs are drawn, overlapping each other, in Google’s trademark bright colors.The x- and y-coordinates in the top right corner of the graph follow your mouse but lock the point to one along the line. That feature is best explained by simply trying it out.A couple of computer science-y quirks remain. If you graph sin(x) and hold your mouse over the point that should be zero, such as pi, the y-coordinate displays as a really small number, such as 1.5364 x 10-5. If you ever need the exact value of a certain point in your function, you could always put that directly into the search box, such as sin(0), and just let the normal Calculator app work its magic.According to “Google engineer and math lover” Adi Avidor, the graphing calculator supports a variety of functions. Specifically, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic functions and all their compositions are included. The feature is available now in modern browsers.via Google’s Inside Search bloglast_img read more

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Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum

first_img By Ceimin Burke 13,331 Views Significant damage has been done to a large number of women who have worked in a building 100 yards from where we sit. These women were in the care of the State because the State had a role during that time as the Department was involved in those particular HR issues.He urged the Minister to take a hands-on approach to resolving the issue.Minister Madigan rejected his claim that no steps have been taken since the reports emerged. She added that she has the utmost sympathy for women and men who go through any bullying or harassment in the museum or any other cultural institution.READ: Employee suspended by National Museum obsessed with tall women with long legs, court told 23 Comments The National Museum. Image: Sam Boal/ The National Museum. Image: Sam Boal/ Mar 1st 2018, 12:38 PM The minister said that a new board was appointed in July 2016 and it is implementing change at the museum. She added that the National Museum of Ireland is a statutory body and she has no responsibility for its day to day operations.Tóibín described Madigan’s response as “very unsatisfactory in a number of ways”.  He said that as she is as she is new to the Department she may not be aware of the “deep and ongoing crisis” that has engulfed the National Museum. Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 12:38 PM THE MINISTER FOR Culture Josepha Madigan has confirmed that there have been new allegations of harassment and bullying amongst staff at the National Museum in Dublin.Minister Madigan said she could not comment on individual cases in response a question from Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín in the Dáil yesterday.Tóibín said millions of euro had been spent on consultants, reports, sexual abuse experts and High Court payoffs due to the issues at the museum which has been “racked with allegations of bullying and sexual harassment”. Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum Minister Josepha Madigan’s response to the allegations was labelled “very unsatisfactory” in the Dáil. Share19 Tweet Email This, of course, does not include the very real damage that has been done to the lives of a large number of people who simply wanted to work in the premier heritage location in Ireland. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Dealing with grief on Fathers Day We wont mourn the loss of

first_imgDealing with grief on Father’s Day: ‘We won’t mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us’ Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father. Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 7:00 AM Jun 17th 2018, 7:01 AM Short URL 7 Comments Image: Share321 Tweet Email IT’S FATHER’S DAY, and today is usually looked upon as a day of happiness, a day to appreciate your loved ones.However, that’s not always the case for everyone. Today can be a difficult milestone for thousands of fathers in Ireland who have lost a child or for people who have lost their fathers.Benji Bennett experienced the loss of his four-year-old son Adam in 2007, but he told that he has learned over the years to channel his grief into a positive energy and has been able to turn Father’s Day into a happy day.He told us: The Bennett family Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Adam Bennett Source: www.adamscloud.comDealing with Father’s DayThis is Bennett’s eleventh Father’s Day without Adam, and he has explained how he now deals with the day.“It’s a funny thing. I try not to get too sentimental about these things. I try not to dwell on [Adam] because we had Adam’s birthday last week and it’s his anniversary in August,” he said.Bennett said that he has made a decision through the years to turn Father’s Day into a happy day.He’s never out of my mind, of course, but I try not to get anyway melancholy or ‘I’m a dad and Adam’s not here’ because I have three other wonderful children.“We would all be thinking of Adam but we don’t make this day about us missing Adam, we make it about a family day and that’s how we do it.”Speaking of how he managed to turn his grief into a positive frame of mind, Bennet said:“For me, it’s like a switch in your brain. With grief, in my own experience, is that we made a decision to flick the positive switch on. Grief can be quite a spiritual, positive, beautiful, painful, wonderful journey that you will go on.When I say we flicked a switch in our brain, it’s that we’re not going to mourn the loss of Adam, but we’re going to celebrate everything he gave us. We’re going to celebrate those years and precious moments that we had.Of course, not all fathers who have lost a child will be in a like-minded positive mindset.Bennett shared some words of advice.“I’m going to remember him, I’m going to talk about him, I’m going to smile about him when I think of him. For me, the advice is to try to celebrate them,” he said.Bennett turned to Anam Cara, a parent bereavement organisation, in his time of need.“Anam Cara can help because you can either go and listen to somebody talking about their experiences or you can talk yourself,” Bennett said.“Talk and listen. Try to make it positive. Don’t brush it away or under the carpet. I want to tell the whole world about Adam, so if anybody will listen I’ll tell them. That’s the beauty of what Anam Cara does, you’re allowed to talk and you’re allowed to listen.”Rounding off his chat with, Bennett offered one final piece of advice.The pain eases, but the love for them never ends. You will always think about them and it’s always quite special, but it does get easier. You can live and operate as a human being, as a husband, as a family again. It just takes time and you have to work at it.Following Adam’s death, Benji Bennett wrote and published a series of children’s books, inspired by his child’s life – Adam’s Cloud.Anam Cara has again launched its #Daddyandme awareness campaign this week to offer a chance for those who have experienced a loss to share their special photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.People can text REMEMBER to 50300 to donate €2 to Anam Cara’s cause.  The Bennett family Image: By Hayley Halpin 28,411 Views For me, it’s like a switch in your brain. It’s that we’re not going to mourn the loss of Adam, but we’re going to celebrate everything he gave us. We’re going to celebrate those years and precious moments that we had.Adam fell ill one Friday evening while the family were on holiday in Brittas Bay in Wicklow in 2007, and he began experiencing headaches. By the Monday morning, his condition had deteriorated and Bennett made the decision to take him to Tallaght Hospital.Within an hour of arriving at the hospital, Adam had gone into a spasm and collapsed. A subsequent brain scan revealed he had a brain tumour that had bled a few days previous.“They operated on him and a few hours later he was gone. From running around in a field to being gone over the weekend. It was pretty shocking and sudden,” Bennett said.The Bennett family had two other sons when Adam passed away. To help deal with the grieving process, they made the decision to try for another baby. They now have a four-year-old daughter named Molly.“After we lost Adam, we didn’t know what to do. We just felt we needed to try to take back something that was taken from us. It was never trying to replace Adam, but it was about helping our family and bringing our family back together again,” he said.We always say that Molly met him along the way. When he was going up, she was on her way down to mind us.last_img read more

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Le méthane de la marée noire digérée par des bactéries

first_imgLe méthane de la marée noire digérée par des bactériesLe méthane qui a envahi le Golfe du Mexique lors de l’explosion de la plateforme pétrolière BP en avril 2010 a été digéré par des bactéries en quatre mois seulement. Une preuve du rôle fondamental que jouent les micro-organismes dans le réchauffement climatique et les moyens de le ralentir.    La marée noire d’avril 2010 dans le Golfe du Mexique comprenait 30% de méthane parmi les différents hydrocarbures relâchés. Alors que la fuite du puits ne s’est arrêtée que le 15 juillet, dès septembre, l’ensemble du méthane libéré “avait été complètement consommé par [d]es bactéries, ce qui a été plus rapide que ce à quoi nous nous attendions”, a indiqué à l’AFP David Valentine, professeur de géochimie. En réalité, les mesures effectuées indiquent que moins d’un 100.000e du méthane dégagé l’a été dans l’atmosphère.À lire aussiUne incroyable vidéo montre une bactérie attraper au lasso un morceau d’ADNCette absorption est fondamentale car ces bactéries, en captant les énormes quantités de méthane qui s’échappent déjà naturellement des fonds marins, empêchent que ce gaz à effet de serre (le deuxième plus important qui soit) ne rejoigne l’atmosphère. David Valentine explique que “ces bactéries agissent comme un filtre”. De plus, d’autres recherches ont constaté l’absorption, elle aussi très rapide, de l’éthane et du propane relâchés au cours de la marée noire.  Toutefois, la digestion du méthane par ces micro-organismes produit naturellement du CO2, lui aussi gaz à effet de serre qui se retrouve libéré dans l’atmosphère.Le 7 janvier 2011 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Les ours polaires souffrent dun mystérieux mal en Alaska

first_imgLes ours polaires souffrent d’un mystérieux mal en AlaskaUne étude américaine révèle que les ours polaires d’Alaska perdent leur fourrure et souffrent actuellement de lésions cutanées. Pour l’heure, les scientifiques ne parviennent pas à expliquer cet étrange phénomène qui semble toucher également les phoques et les morses.Des ours, des phoques et des morses souffrent actuellement d’un étrange mal en Alaska. C’est ce qu’indique une étude scientifique américaine menée par le U.S. Geological Survey qui évoque notamment de sérieux problèmes de peau. En effet, sur les 33 ours examinés ces deux dernières semaines, neuf d’entre eux perdaient leur fourrure et présentaient des lésions cutanées, a indiqué Tony DeGange, responsable du bureau de biologie au Centre scientifique de l’USGS.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Comme le précise l’Anchorage Daily News, les scientifiques ne connaissent pour le moment ni la cause ni la signification de ces symptômes. Les échantillons de sang et de peau prélevés doivent encore être étudiés. Toutefois, “notre série de données porte à croire qu’il s’agit d’une situation inhabituelle, mais pas sans précédent”, a expliqué Tony DeGange qui souligne que dix des 48 ours examinés par l’équipe en 1998-1999 souffraient des mêmes problèmes. “Nous avons effectué des biopsies en 1999 et nous n’avons pas pu établir un agent déclencheur pour la perte de fourrure à l’époque”, a indiqué le responsable du bureau de biologie au Centre scientifique de l’USGS. “Mais nous avons désormais ces taux de mortalité inexpliqués chez les phoques. Et nous n’avons pas davantage été capables de déterminer ce qui a causé la mort de ces phoques. Est-ce seulement une coïncidence, ou les deux phénomènes sont-ils reliés? Nous ne le savons pas”, a encore ajouté le spécialiste cité par 10 avril 2012 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Hanford cleanup project stalled

first_imgThe Energy Department’s most environmentally important and technically ambitious project to clean up Cold War nuclear weapons waste has stalled, putting at jeopardy an already long-delayed effort to protect the Columbia River in central Washington.In a terse letter last week, state officials said the environmental project is at risk of violating key federal court orders that established deadlines after past ones were repeatedly missed.Two multibillion-dollar industrial facilities intended to turn highly radioactive sludge into solid glass at the Hanford nuclear site have been essentially mothballed. Construction was halted in 2012 because of design flaws and Energy Department managers have foundered in finding alternatives, state officials said in the letter that threatens new litigation.The department has stored 56 million gallons of radioactive sludge left over from the production of plutonium in 177 leaky underground tanks on a desert plateau a few miles from the Columbia River, raising concerns that the material has migrated into groundwater and eventually will reach the largest river in the West.The original idea was to chemically treat the sludge, mix it with sand and then melt the combination in furnaces to create glass that would be stable for centuries, but the plan was harder than expected because the sludge is so chemically and radioactively toxic. The process required the construction of a massive industrial complex.last_img read more

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Wildish hailed as Top Student of the World with marvelous math scores

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Jan 2016 – More congratulations come in for the outstanding performance of Achsah Wildish of British West Indies Collegiate, who is named top student of the world for her score in mathematics. Achsah, was last week hailed as a great achiever by the Governor peter Beckingham who visited BWIC to personally congratulate Achsah for earning the top score in the math ‘A Level’ in the entire world; beating all others who took the test. The news came for Achsah just five days ago from the University of Cambridge International examination board. His Excellency said to young Miss Wildish: You have brought great credit to British West Indies Collegiate, and Turks and Caicos Islands, with this success.” There were congratulations for Achsah in the House of Assembly this week. Related Items:achsahwildish, governor peter beckinham, university of cambridgelast_img read more

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Fiorentina are not good at killing games off – Coach declares

first_imgFiorentina’s head coach Stefano Pioli has admonished his side to learn from their mistakes in an attempt to manage games better after their 1-1 draw with Frosinone last Friday.Frosinone’s Andrea Pinamonti fired in a late goal that equalized for his side prompting Pioli to declare that the Viola ‘aren’t good at killing games off’.“We’re not good at killing games off,” the Coach said after his side’s fourth straight 1-1 draw via Football Italia.“Either that or you have to know how to keep the ball. If you leave games open, one lapse is enough for the three points to slip away from you.”“We created a lot, even if Simeone didn’t have that many chances. The goals will come for him, but he must keep working. We must think about scoring more.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We have to learn from our mistakes. Their goal came from a ball we lost, so we must work on improving these situations.”“We had to manage the tempo of the game better and we didn’t always succeed. Our growth also passes through these things.”“The front three must improve and find more of an understanding on the field.”last_img read more

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Dems open door to participating in Benghazi probe

first_imgWASHINGTON — House Democrats opened the door Tuesday to participating in a select committee investigation of Benghazi if they are equally represented on the panel with Republicans.House Speaker John Boehner has named a GOP congressman to chair the select committee but has yet to outline his full plan. A vote to authorize the probe is expected this week. It is unlikely the Republican majority would accept the Democratic minority’s request for equal representation.“If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said.“The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans,” she said in a statement. “It should require that witnesses are called and interviewed, subpoenas are issued and information is shared on a bipartisan basis. Only then could it be fair.”Republicans are sharpening their focus on the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post as midterm elections loom closer. In addition to the select committee vote, a senior GOP congressman has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry to testify and the subject could surface in multiple congressional hearings this week.Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Libyan port city. Twenty months on from the attack, Republicans have made Benghazi a central plank of their strategy to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats in November’s elections.last_img read more

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BSO deputy jumps into canal to save dog from drowning

first_imgNORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy went above and beyond to save a dog from drowning in a canal. It was only afterward that he realized the dog belonged to a fellow deputy.According to BSO, Sgt. Tom Watkins and deputies Nezar Hamze and Josh Stambaugh responded to a canal near the 6400 block of Southwest Seventh Court in North Lauderdale Monday morning. “We hopped into our vehicles right away, and we got over there as fast as we could,” said Watkins.When they arrived, they saw a frightened German Shepherd treading water.“I have two German Shepherds myself and love dogs. We heard an animal in distress – person in distress, animal in distress – and we all responded,” said Stambaugh.Body cameras captured the rescue as deputies used animal control poles to pull the dog to safety.“The dog couldn’t get out of the water because the bank was extremely steep, and there were rocks down at the bottom of the bank, which were slippery,” said Stambaugh. “When I was actually trying to lasso the dog at first, he was able to hold my hand. I was trying to reach into the water so I wouldn’t have to go into the water, and I was unable to get the dog.”After failing to coax her out of the water, Deputy Stambaugh jumped into the canal to pull the exhausted dog out. “She was very weak and very tired. She was all wet, but the [deputies] dried her off,” said neighbor Lisa Fuller.“They were very concerned for the dog. They were very, very concerned. There was a lot of them out here,” said neighbor Syeda Gull.Through some research, deputies found out that dog, named Shasta, belongs to BSO Deputy Doug Davis who works at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.Davis and his family had been looking for the dog since early Monday morning. “I’m starting to panic and, like, calling for her,” said Davis’ daughter, Jasmine.“I texted my husband, and I asked him, ‘If you’re available, if you’re able to, can you call Animal Control and see if maybe they picked her up?’” said Davis’ wife, Dahalia.Shasta has been a member of the family for about seven years.Davis was working when his colleagues found Shasta. “So grateful,” said Dahalia. “I don’t know what our home would be like at this hour if we still didn’t know where she was right now.”The family said Shasta managed to escape through a hole in their fence, which they plan to fix. Though Shasta has been trained, deputies said she is not a professional police dog.BSO said Shasta is now at home and in good health.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Broward rapper among 2 shot outside Pompano Beach barber shop

first_imgThe motive behind the shooting remains under investigation, but Kolyon noted that Koly P was a rising star on the Broward rap scene and some resented that.“He got diamonds in his mouth, he got a diamond ring, he got a diamond chain,” said Kolyon, speaking over the phone. “You know, he’s diamond out.”The manager also noted the rapper also gives to the community. “He buys the kids toys,” he said. “All Thanksgiving last year, he gave out, I think, 500 turkeys, so there’s some people who’s gonna love that and some people gonna hate it.”Deputies said a shooter has not been apprehended.If you have any information on this triple shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a triple shooting in Pompano Beach that injured a local rapper, who streamed his transport to the hospital on social media.Koly P, whose given name is Mike Lee, live streamed his Saturday night ambulance ride on Instagram.Monday morning he was out of the hospital and on his way to Tampa for a performance later in the night.BSO officials were called to the area of Hammondville Road and Northwest 16th Avenue, just before 8 p.m., Saturday, after three people were shot.One was later identified as Koly P.Zeke Kolyon, the victim’s manager, said his client was with several other men hanging outside a barber shop when a black car pulled up and someone inside opened fire on the men and took off.The victims were all transported to Broward Health North. One of whom was transported by a friend. He was treated and released, but the other man was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition. last_img read more

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A family of 4 commits suicide in Khammam

first_imgKhammam: In a tragic incident a family of four members has committed suicide at Madhura Nagar in Khammam district. The couple along with their two daughters committed suicide by consuming the pesticides mixed with the cool drinks. This incident came into light on Friday morning. The deceased have been identified as Koyya Vankat Ramprasad (40) wife Suchitra (35) daughters Rishita (13) and Jahnavi (10). The family belongs to Vallabhi village in Mudigonda mandal of Khammam district. Ramprasad is a granite dealer and for past some time he is under financial problems. Over locals information, Khammam Urban police have reached the spot, registered a case and investigating further.last_img read more

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Senior citizens must be protected against all abuse

first_imgKolkata: The state Women and Child Development & Social Welfare department on Saturday observed the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by holding a joy ride on tram cars for about 70 senior citizens who are members of the Kolkata Police’s Pronam project. The two trams left Dharmatala Tram Depot in the morning and travelled along the heritage pathways of the city of Kolkata.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the common people to treat senior citizens with care and respect, and protect them against all abuse. “Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Senior citizens must be treated with care and respect, and protected against all abuse. The Bengal Govt is constructing a housing complex for senior citizens called Snehodiya in New Town. We have also set up a park exclusively for them,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe state-level programme was flagged off by Minister of State for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja. It may be mentioned that the state government has taken several initiatives for the welfare of the elderly and have constituted the Maintenance Tribunal and Appellate Tribunals for trying their cases. These are operating in all the districts in the name of “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007”. There are also old age homes run by the government and different NGOs. Mobile medicare units and multi-service centres for older persons are managed by NGOs in different districts with financial aid from the government. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare is the nodal department under the state government for implementing the various schemes and programmes for improving the condition of older persons. According to reports, the global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 102 billion in 2025. Around four to six percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.last_img read more

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