Arms registration and storage by United Nations monitors in the western part of Nepal has now been concluded, the world body’s senior envoy to the Himalayan country confirmed today.Ian Martin, the Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made the announcement following a visit Friday to cantonment sites of the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Kailali and Surkhet. He arrived at Kailali just as UN teams were registering and storing the arms of a final group of about 100 of the combatants based at the PLA seventh main cantonment site. He was joined on the ground by the senior UN arms monitor, General Jan Erik Wilhelmsen.Under the procedures established by agreement between the Government and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M), the arms were catalogued and bar-coded by registration teams before being stored on racks inside cargo containers. The containers are locked and subject to round-the-clock UN monitoring. Arms storage at Surkhet, which Mr. Martin toured later in the day, had been completed on Thursday. The envoy was received at Kailali by Commander Prajwal of the PLA and at Surkhet by Commander Pratik. Both expressed complaints of inadequate living conditions in the cantonments. “With only two sites to go in the East, arms registration and storage is now approaching its conclusion, and that will be an important staging post in the peace process. But the conditions in the cantonments are lagging behind. I intend to raise these concerns with the Government,” Mr. Martin said. He was accompanied in his delegation by two UN experts in the disposal of mines, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordinance. He was joined also by B.B. Gurung, Commander of the Interim Task Force.Composed of Nepali ex-servicemen from the Indian and British armies, the Interim Task Force has played a critical role in supplementing the advance group of UN arms monitors sent pending full deployment of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). 10 February 2007Arms registration and storage by United Nations monitors in the western part of Nepal has now been concluded, the world body’s senior envoy to the Himalayan country confirmed today.
LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Shares in Aphria Inc. fell nearly 10 per cent in early trading as the marijuana producer announced a deal to raise $80 million even as questions swirled about the future of its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The company announced the bought-deal financing Tuesday that will see it issue more than 11 million shares at a price of $7.25 per share.Shares in the company were down 79 cents at $7.13 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The financing came a day after the TSX issued a staff notice that said U.S. federal law takes precedence over state laws, and issuers that violate the federal marijuana law are not complying with listing requirements.Aphria said the TSX notice was “extremely broad” and that it was difficult to determine what, if any, impact it could have on its business.“The objective application of such staff notice by the TSX to any entity engaging in activities related to the cultivation, distribution or possession of marijuana in the U.S. or entities engaging in ancillary services activities may prove to be challenging in determining actual compliance with such guidance,” the company said in a statement.However, it noted that marijuana is medically legal in 31 states and territories and that the U.S. Congress has prohibited the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to carry out criminal or civil actions against state licensed medical cannabis operators.The TSX clarification had been anticipated by marijuana companies looking to get a foothold in the U.S. market as well as U.S. companies that want to access capital on Canadian markets.Aphria, which is listed on the TSX, announced an investment in Florida in April of this year.The company said its common shares have traded on the TSX and previously the TSX Venture Exchange for almost three years during which time it has raised over $216 million. The company added that it has had marijuana-related activities in the U.S. since 2015.Meanwhile, shares of Canopy Growth were down 30 cents at $12.83 even as it said that the TSX staff notice would have no impact on its operations and praised the move.Canopy said the decision by the TSX was a step in the right direction.“We take our responsibility to our shareholders seriously and as such have chosen to conduct business in jurisdictions where it is federally legal to do so,” Canopy chairman and chief executive Bruce Linton said.Meanwhile, the Canadian Securities Administrators, the umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, appeared to take a much more lax approach.It said companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S. assume certain risks due to conflicting state and federal laws.
The curfew has been imposed till 4am tomorrow.Earlier, a Police curfew had been re-imposed in the Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya and Hettipola areas with immediate effect till 4am tomorrow. The Police imposed curfew in more areas in the Kurunegala District today as tensions rose between communities in the area.The Police said that curfew has been imposed in the Rasnayakapura and Kobeigane areas in Kurunegala with immediate effect.
VIDEO: UN raises alarm on migrant deaths in the Mediterranean SeaThe reason, according to IOM spokesperson Joel Millman, is the “strong drop” in traffic on the Turkey to Greece route following the Turkey-European Union deal reached in March.Fleeing LibyaMost of the activity so far this year is from the Libya to Italy route, as well as to Spain.Addressing the Security Council yesterday, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICCC), said that the country lacks a rule of law and has become “a marketplace for the trafficking of human beings.” She warned of possible human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law.Speaking from Rome today, IOM’s Flavia Di Giacomo suggested that political prisoners were among those fleeing the country.“Our field colleagues providing direct assistance at the harbours reported that many migrants bore signs of torture,” Ms. Di Giacomo said. AUDIO: IOM’s Joel Millman speaks to Daniel Johnson about reports that armed gangs targeting migrants on the high seas. Mediterranean migrant arrivals approach 50,000 in 2017; deaths: 1,309. Source: IOM “Rescue at sea operations, including by the Italian Coast Guard, in coordination with Frontex, and by [non-governmental organizations] are of crucial importance,” Cécile Pouilly, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), today told journalists in Geneva.A rubber dinghy sank on Friday night with an estimated 132 people on board. Ms. Pouilly said some 50 people were rescued and disembarked in Sicily on Sunday, but more than 80 people are feared dead. More recently, seven people out of an estimated 170 were rescued from a shipwreck that took place on Sunday off the coast of Libya. This brings the number of migrants and refugees killed while trying to cross the straits to at least 1,309 this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Meanwhile, some 49,310 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea so far this year, IOM reported.The figure is lower than the 187,569 arrivals between 1 January and 7 May 2016. More shipwrecks expectedThe two latest shipwrecks came amid favourable weather over the weekend and improved sea conditions. As the weather warms, more people are expected to launch. The likelihood of shipwreck is increasing as smugglers put more and more people on boats, Ms. Pouilly said, and the quality of vessels is decreasing.In cases of shipwrecks, finding survivors has become more difficult. People on smuggler boats are increasingly less likely to have a satellite phone – a trend that Ms. Pouilly said is confirmed by the Italian coast guard.“Between 2015 and 2016 the availability of those phones had decreased by half, so people were much more difficult to locate when problems occurred and could not call for help,” she said.There are confirmed reports of armed gangs attacking migrants on the high seas between Libya and Italy to steal their mobile phones and boat engines. Mr. Millman said the development is an indication that smugglers’ networks are starting to unravel: “The components that smugglers feel they need to conduct this business are getting harder and harder to come by in a place like Libya, and so that would account for some of the violence and some of the robbery.”
The UK Automotive Components sector is estimated to have around 2000 companies, with a total industry value of £16 billion. On 19 March, SMMT stages the second in a series of sourcing seminars for the motor industry. Component suppliers will meet face to face with some of the biggest names in UK premium and niche vehicle manufacturing. Manufacturers attending include Bentley Motor Cars, Jensen, London Taxis International and MG Rover. The seminar will also benefit from expert industry insight from Tim Burt, motor industry correspondent for the Financial Times.The sourcing seminars were conceived by SMMT as a way of giving component companies access to the key decision makers and help them understand how future purchasing policies are likely to develop. The first was held in October 2001 and was deemed to be extremely beneficial to all of the attendees. Commenting on the forthcoming event, SMMT Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan, said, ‘We have more vehicle brands in the UK than any other member state. We must ensure that we have a strong supplier base to keep vehicle manufacturing here. This seminar will enable suppliers and manufacturers to explore new business opportunities.’Notes to Editors: Components companies already committed to the event include Michelin, GKN, Textron and Mayflower Vehicle Systems. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) hands the ball off during the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn 2015, redshirt junior Cardale Jones and then-redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett were firmly No. 1 and No. 2 on the depth chart at quarterback. It was a matter of who would win the job. But there was another quarterback behind them. Enter sophomore Joe Burrow who is now the most likely among potential candidates to serve as backup to starting quarterback Barrett this season.In the spring, the race appeared to be a much more tightly contested battle between Burrow and redshirt junior Stephen Collier. But a season-ending ACL tear to Collier gave Burrow his opportunity in the spring game.In his first action with the Buckeyes, Burrow led the Gray team to victory while impressing the crowd of 100,000-plus with 196 passing yards for three touchdowns.“I took a big step this spring,” Burrow said following the spring game. “And I’m going to have to take a big one before fall camp.”Freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins arrived on campus in June for the summer to battle for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett. At least in the eyes of quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck, Burrow is viewed as the favorite.“That battle is moving along,” Beck said. “I think Joe is ahead because of his experience. I’m really pleased by his development right now.”Coach Urban Meyer knows better than anyone that a consistent backup quarterback is a vital piece in the team’s success.In Meyer’s first season with OSU in 2012, then-quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a shoulder injury in a home game against Purdue. Backup Kenny Guiton stepped in to deliver an improbable come-from-behind victory to preserve an undefeated season.In 2014, Barrett took over the starting role just a couple weeks before the first game when Miller reinjured his shoulder. Barrett racked up the Big Ten offensive player of the year accolade and then was replaced by Jones who led the team the rest of the way to a national title.The No. 2 quarterback must constantly be prepared to enter into the game and perform at an adequate level once called upon or his team could suffer for it. At the moment, Burrow said he’s still making strides to get to that level.“The backup’s job is to be ready at any moment, and if I’m not ready then I’m not doing my job,” Burrow said. “I’m not ready yet.”There are many things a quarterback must do to prepare for this situation. As Burrow has noted, it is important that to be ready, he must put in “more reps, more studying, just everything” to be sure he is ready to get in the game should he receive the call.“After spring, I still had a lot to prove and I still have a lot to get better,” Burrow. “I think it was like the second scrimmage in the spring when I threw three or four touchdowns. That’s when I knew I could play here and play here at a high level.”A big part of his preparation process is to learn from the veterans on the team. That starts with taking notes from Barrett.“(Barrett’s) really understanding and he’s a really smart guy,” Burrow said. “How he goes about the game, how he watches film, how he takes notes, how he reads the defense.”Of course as exciting as Barrett is, many have been waiting to see what the new guy brings to the table. 247sports.com ranked the four-star Burrow 305th best of all class of 2015 prospects and 14th best in the state of Ohio. Of course, acquiring the nickname “Mr. Football” in the state of Ohio has done little to lessen the excitement.But despite all the hype from evaluators, he has somehow flown under the radar. To Burrow, this has not been a hinderance, but rather something to help his performance.“From the start in high school recruiting, I was under the radar from Athens, Ohio,” Burrow said. “That’s how I kind of played my entire career. I played with a chip on my shoulder.”From a scouting perspective, Burrow is not the typical college-style quarterback. Instead of a dual threat like Barrett, Burrow has been described as a ‘Pro-Style Quarterback’ by 247sports, and most evaluators agree that his legs are not as much of a threat as most other college signal-callers.This is further enhanced by his stats from high school. Between 2012 and 2013, Burrow accumulated 94 touchdowns and 6,971 yards while completing 420 passes in 631 attempts. In that time span, Burrow attempted 262 rushing attempts and racked up 1,425 rushing yards, an average of 5.44 yards per carry, a modest average for most high school quarterbacks. “No, I can’t be a run-first guy,” Burrow said. “I could break one for maybe 15 or 20, but I won’t break one for 40, 50 or 60. I can be effective, but I can’t break a big one.”Burrow and the rest of the OSU football team will take on Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at noon.
The Weir Group has agreed to acquire the Linatex group of companies, a global provider of wear-resistant products to the mining industry (see IM, April 2010). The acquisition is expected to be accretive from 2011 for Weir and its returns are expected to exceed Weir’s cost of capital from the second full year of ownership. The acquisition is in line with Weir’s strategy to grow its global capability, expand its emerging market footprint and further strengthen its aftermarket presence. The board of Weir believes that the acquisition will benefit the Group through:The addition both of the renowned Linatex brand and products that are strongly complementary to Weir’s existing offering in minerals processingEnhanced global reach, Linatex having a geographic footprint well-aligned to Weir, together with an established emerging market base served from core manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and ChinaSignificant potential for expansion in the Canadian oil sands market through newly developed Linatex equipment, adding to Weir’s existing presenceLeveraging Weir Minerals’ global sales network to sell Linatex’s market-leading rubber products which are highly complementary to Weir’s pumps, valves and cyclones, and offer many advantages over traditional metal linings.Commenting on the transaction, Weir’s Chief Executive, Keith Cochrane, said: “The acquisition of Linatex creates great opportunities for our Minerals division. By combining Weir’s expertise in pumps, valves and cyclones with Linatex’s renowned rubber products and branding, we will have a highly complementary and competitive offering to satisfy our customers’ demand for leading-edge products and service. Linatex’s established manufacturing capability, particularly in Malaysia and China, and its extensive customer network, provides an excellent platform for growth. We welcome Linatex management and employees to the enlarged group and look forward to a successful future together.” Neil Macleod, Group Managing Director of Linatex added: “We are delighted that Linatex is joining a group with the same focus on high growth sectors in fast developing markets. There is great potential to enhance the overall offering to customers and thereby also create opportunity for employees and the continuation of the long tradition of the Linatex brand.”
Nominations will close at the end of this month. There are 12 categories in which to nominate innovators – Outstanding Innovator, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Underground Development, Underground Production, Safety, Surface Mining, Mining Software, Bulk Handling, Comminution, Concentration and Metallurgy. Send nomination to email@example.comHow a nomination stands out: Judges look for well-presented nominations:Clear presentation of the nominee’s “above and beyond” qualities and accomplishmentsInformation that demonstrates that the innovation and the nominee’s activities actively contributed to industry knowledge and advancementJudges for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame include industry experts from academia (mining professors), CEOs and senior management of engineering and consulting companies, mining company executives, past inductees and others interested in mining technology.
← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 23): THW Kiel blasts SC Magdeburg to become “tabellenführer” Next Story → Mimi Kraus close to moving back to Frisch auf Goppingen atletico madridlopezluis miguel lopezSpain Luis Miguel Lopez resigns as BM Atletico Madrid‘s general director, effective from today, citing “personal reasons”, which will require that he is away from Madrid and won’t be able to carry out his duties. The club announced this through their website, and have thanked him for his dedication, effort and commitment to the club for the past six years.
THOSE WAITING FOR Valve to release its console this year will have to wait a little while longer before it’s ready for release.In a recent update on its blog, Valve developer Eric Hope has said the company is now looking at “a release date of 2015, not 2014″ as it continues to fine-tune the controller.It put the reason down to the system’s wireless controllers, which it is currently testing. It said that making improvements to the controller has meant the release date had to be pushed back to ensure it provides the “best experience possible” when it’s released.Obviously we’re just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you’ll be getting the best gaming experience possible. We hope you’ll be patient with us while we get there. Until then, we’ll continue to post updates as we have more stories to share.The Steam controller has two touchpads instead of analogue sticks on its front, designed to offer players precise control when playing games. The console will also run on the Linux-based operating system SteamOS. The current version of the Steam controller. Source: SteamThe company is best known for its range of games like Portal, Left 4 Dead, DOTA 2 and the Half-Life series as well as its online gaming marketplace Steam.Read: What happens when you try out Oculus Rift for the first time? >Read: Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a ‘less addictive’ multiplayer game >
Facebook Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Videos Articles Charlotte Flair WhatsApp Last night’s 10/3 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 2.80 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew a new low of 2.48 million viewers. Monday Night Football on ESPN dominated the night drawing 13.17 million viewers.RAW came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic. The show once again drew below three million viewers for all three hours.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 2.877 (up from 2.850 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.870 (up from 2.381 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.644 (up from 2.203 million viewers)RAW, headlined by Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship, averaged a 0.98 rating on Monday night among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 0.83 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Hailee Steinfeld When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles Daniel Bryan Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF), has issued these safety tips soley as a precaution in the event of a Robbery at any business place in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI).BEFORE OR DURING INCIDENT:1. Do not be heroic.2. Stay calm.3. Obey the offender’s instructions.4. Never assume a firearm is fake or a toy.5. Use non-threatening behaviour and avoid eye contact.6. Observe the offender as much as possible.7. Stay out of danger if you are not directly involved.FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT:1. Call 911.2. Don t hang up unless told to do so. Keep the line open.3. Supply to 911:• Name and address of premises• Number of offenders and brief description• Description of vehicle if used• Direction of travel4. Check for injuries to staff and customers. Tell the 911 operator if an ambulance is required- 911 can call an ambulance.5. Keep everyone away from anything the offender may have come in contact with such as counters. Avoid moving or touching anything left behind.6. Avoid touching firearms or ammunition.7. Avoid touching spent cartridges or bullet holes.8. Request everyone to remain.9. Obtain name and contact details of all witnesses if possible.10. Have all staff and customers record their observations independently.11. Discuss the matter with Police before you speak to the media.Police are urging anyone with information about any crime to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages. Related Items:
An ongoing effort to remake a busy interchange in the Salmon Creek area will permanently close a section of Northeast 17th Avenue starting Tuesday.Drivers will no longer be able to use the road to connect to Northeast 139th Street at 20th Avenue, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Motorists will, however, be able to use other cross streets between 17th and 20th avenues.The closure will make room for the fourth stage of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project — a new bridge carrying Northeast 139th Street over Interstate 5 and Interstate 205.The change will dead-end Northeast 17th Street in a cul-de-sac just north of its connection with 139th Street, according to WSDOT.The entire Salmon Creek Interchange Project aims to alleviate congestion and improve flow on at the northern convergence of I-5 and I-205. The project is scheduled for completion in 2014.
Flexible working tops the benefits wishlist for employees at UK small to medium enterprises (SMEs), according to a study by financial adviser Drewberry.Some 42% of respondents to the survey, which polled 1,000 workers, said flexible hours were the most desired benefit, while 29% valued work-from-home options the highest.Insurance also proved popular among SME employees. Nearly a third (31%) of respondents chose private medical insurance as their favourite benefit, while life insurance (29%), income protection (23%) and critical illness cover (22%) also ranked highly.A quarter (25%) of respondents said their employer currently offers them flexible hours, while 13% said they had work-from-home options. They survey revealed pensions as the most widely offered benefit (72%).Half (48%) of respondents said they were planning to change jobs in the next 12 months. Salary (67%) tops the list of factors that workers said they would take into consideration when choosing their next role. Benefits and perks were cited as a key attraction by 29%, behind work hours (60%), location (57%), work environment (43%) and potential job satisfaction (32%).Nadeem Farid, head of employee benefits at Drewberry, said: “While the survey found that a considerable majority of people were happy in their jobs, this didn’t stop workers looking to move jobs in the next year.“Among those unhappy in their jobs, 57% said it was down to a lack of recognition for their efforts. The overall results of the survey show there are a number of underlying issues in play here and if left unaddressed, SME bosses may find it difficult to attract and retain key employees in 2019 due to increasing labour market tightness.”More than half (55%) of SME workers said they agreed or strongly agreed to regularly feeling stressed. Of those, 59% said they were worried about money and 44% were stressed about work.Victoria Slade, independent protection expert at Dewberry, said: “The high levels of stress seen among the UK’s SME workforce is concerning, especially given that it’s such a big contributing factor to sickness absence.”
Kendall JennerGetty ImagesThere may be a heat wave in Europe but no one can turn up the heat like Kendall Jenner can. The model slipped into a sizzling summer bikini from her own fashion line.Reportedly the 23-year-old supermodel was modelling a leopard print number from the fashion line she created with 20-year-old sister Kylie Jenner. The image was shared in three blocks on the company’s Instagram account which added the caption, ‘New summer swim styles just added to @macys, shop #kendallandkylie.’Kendall looked gorgeous in the snap. Lounging with her eyes closed. The lighting in the post highlighted her tan and gave her a gorgeous glow. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looks like she is hard at work promoting her own fashion line. But that doesn’t mean Kendall will be abandoning her commitment with other big brands. Kendall JennerKendall Jenner Official Instagram (kendalljenner)Kendall Jenner has made a name for herself as a successful model. But she is branching out into other business ventures. One of them being an oral care line. Kendall Jenner looks flawless now, but she opened up to Bustle Proactiv event in New York. The model said: ‘[Acne as an adult] is not any less painful, for lack of better words. You know what I mean? It’s not any less annoying, it doesn’t suck any less when you’re older. If anything, it could suck a little more when you’re older.’Her sister Kylie, who is her partner in this fashion line has already amassed a fortune with her cosmetics empire. A large chunk of her wealth comes from her lip-kit line. Both Jenner sisters have used their reality TV fame to become successful businesswomen. You can check out the pics here: Kendall Jennerkendallandkylie Official Instagram (kendallandkylie) Kendall Jennerkendallandkylie Official Instagram (kendallandkylie) Kendall Jennerkendallandkylie Official Instagram (kendallandkylie)