Indian Company Oyo Hotels to Offer 10,000 Jobs in UAE

first_imgIndian hospitality brand Oyo Hotels will create over 10,000 jobs in the UAE within the next three years as it aims to expand its footprint across all emirates and will also open a training facility in the country, a senior executive said.“We have five institutes in China and 20 in India. We created 100,000 jobs in India and 60,000 in China. We hope to create jobs for tens of thousands of UAE natives who can get trained at this facility; once they are trained, they can choose Oyo Hotels or any other brand of their choice. We are scouting for a location to set up a hospitality training academy in the UAE. The training will be free,” said Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO, Oyo Hotels.Read it at Khaleej Times Related Itemslast_img

Navlakha is a CPI Maoist member, Pune police tell HC

first_imgThe Pune police told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon riots, is a member of the CPI (Maoist).A Division Bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing a plea filed by Mr. Navlakha urging the court to quash the first information report registered against him by the Pune Police.Additional public prosecutor Aruna Kamat Pai told the court that Mr. Navlakha is a member of CPI (Maoist). Her arguments will continue on Wednesday.Recently, the Bench was presented with some letters allegedly written to Mr. Navlakha by senior Maoist leaders. After perusing them, the court had said, “We are of the prima facie opinion that there is nothing against [Mr. Navlakha] based on the documents submitted to us.”In a previous hearing, while referring to the IED blast in Gadchiroli district, Ms. Pai had said, “Naxals have carried out an attack in Gadchiroli in which 15 policemen lost their lives … [Mr. Navlakha] is accused of being a member of such a group.”She had also said that because of the interim protection from arrest granted to Mr. Navlakha, the police could not continue their investigation and needed his custody to question him on his involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence.last_img read more

Manoj Tiwari to reshuffle Delhi’s BJP unit team, indisciplined office-bearers to be shown the door

first_imgFaced with “indiscipline” and an adverse report by central observers, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari is set to reshuffle his team of office bearers. At least a dozen office bearers, including the three general secretaries, may find their way out of Tiwari’s team as a result of the rejig that is likely to take place in a couple of weeks, sources said.While the general secretaries have been facing charges of indiscipline and financial irregularities, the other leaders will have to vacate the post after their appointment on key positions in the three municipal corporations. Apart from the general secretaries, three of the Delhi BJP vice presidents were elected to civic bodies. One of them – Kamljeet Sehrawat – has taken over as the mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and hence, she will be dropped from the team of office bearers. As per the BJP party’s constitution, one leader cannot be allowed to hold two positions.Two other vice-presidents – Sikha Rai (SDMC councillor) and Jai Prakash (elected to North Delhi Municipal Corporation) were promised appointment as leaders of the House in the two civic bodies.But while their appointments have been put on hold on “disciplinary grounds”, sources said that they will also be removed from Tiwari’s team. Tiwari had recently hinted at the reshuffle after some leaders showed their allegiance to Union sports minister Vijay Goel by attending a councillors’ felicitation ceremony that was organised by him. Tiwari had asked leaders not to attend the function.advertisementAccording to sources, a faction in the party is also demanding that state office bearers, whose spouses have won the election to the corporations, should also be dropped. However, a policy decision in this regard is yet to be taken.A senior party functionary said that all state office bearers who have been elected to the corporations have been told that they will be removed from the organisational structure.Sources said three general secretaries – Kuljeet Chahal, Ravinder Gupta and Rajesh Bhatia – may be also replaced by new faces.”Questions have been raised over functioning of the three general secretaries and their conduct during the MCD polls were found to be unfit. In wake of the BJP’s central observers’ report, they may be removed from the team,” a senior BJP leader said.It may be noted that taking serious view of the report, the party has also sought response from the general secretaries.Mail Today had reported that the BJP observers had indicted the state unit of misconduct despite the party’s historic victory in MCD elections. The report pointed out that the state unit general secretaries indulged in self-glorification by sidelining seniors and ignoring the party’s interest.”There is a strong buzz that these leaders also replaced in the reshuffle which is likely to take place within a fortnight,” a senior party leader said.He added that Preety Agarwal, party state unit secretary and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor; Vipin Bihari, president of the BJP’s Poorvanchal cell, and who was elected deputy mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation; and Poonam Parasar Jha, president of the women’s wing of the party, may also be replaced in the reshuffle.ALSO READ |  Woes for Delhi BJP refuse to die: Manoj Tiwari invites media for big meet, Piyush Goel asks them to leaveALSO READ |  Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s residence ransacked, 2 arrestedlast_img read more

AEK’s Europa League dream hangs in the balance after home defeat

first_imgAEK’s hopes of reaching the group stages of the Europa League hang in the balance after suffering a 0-1 defeat at home to Slovan Liberec on Thursday night.Despite being a fairly even game at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca, a first half goal from Liberec’s Vladimir Coufal handed the visitors a narrow lead and an away goal in hand.The home side almost got off to a dream start when, on the ten minute mark, Joan Tomas played Ivan Trickovski on goal, only for his effort to be denied by Martin Dubravka in the Czech side’s goal.The next good chance fell to the away side, as Jan Sykora broke down the left hand side and struck powerfully towards the far post, forcing Mino into a good stop.However, from the resulting corner, Coufal ghosted in behind the AEK defence to head home from close range and hand Liberec the lead and a precious away goal.AEK almost found the perfect response at the perfect time. Just before the break, Andre Alves broke clear of the Liberec defence, but the Brazilian seemed to hesitate, making Dubravka able to deny him once, and then for a second time in quick succession.Things almost got a lot worse for AEK on the stroke of half-time, as Egon Vuch was found alone in the penalty with a cross from the right, but the midfielder’s strike crashed off the woodwork to keep the Cypriots in the game.In the second half, AEK came out looking far more purposeful than in the first, committing plenty of bodies in pursuit of a much-need leveler. Trickovski began to look far more effective in the final third, as did Juanma Ortiz down the right flank.Yet, just as though they were looking to gain a foothold in the game, Ortiz received his marching orders on 65 minutes for two bookable offences, making AEK’s task of equalising far tougher.Charalambides came on for Alves, with Trickovski moving to the centre of attack as AEK remained intent on not leaving empty handed.Clear chances never arrived, though Larena rattled the crossbar with a long range effort with five minutes to go.Just like the end of the first half, Liberec missed a good chance to double their lead at the end of the second, as Igor Sukennik’s side-footed effort hit the post.The 0-1 scoreline, along with an away goal, makes AEK’s task very tough for next week’s second leg in the Czech Republic, though their heroics in Moscow against Spartak two weeks ago will serve as motivation that this tie is not necessarily over just yet. Soucre: cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Le ministre annonce les administrateurs du financement du site du patrimoine mondial

first_imgLa communauté acadienne et francophone et tous les Néo-Écossais continueront de célébrer Grand-Pré comme le berceau de l’Acadie et paysage agricole dynamique qui a été repris à la mer. Leonard Preyra, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, et Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation, ont animé une cérémonie à Province House, aujourd’hui 5 novembre, afin d’annoncer les trois administrateurs de la fiducie de financement du site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO de Grand-Pré. Les administrateurs sont Peter Herbin, de Grand-Pré, Marie-Paule LaForge d’Halifax et Robert Palmeter de North Grand-Pré. « Grand-Pré est une partie importante de notre histoire pour tous les Néo-Écossais, y compris la communauté acadienne et francophone, a dit M. Preyra. Je félicite M. Herbin, Mme LaForge et M. Palmeter d’avoir accepté cet important travail d’administration de la fiducie qui assurera le financement à l’appui de la gestion du site pour toutes les familles néo-écossaises. » Le gouvernement provincial a annoncé la création de la fiducie de 2,5 millions de dollars en novembre 2011, à l’appui des opérations du site de Grand-Pré. Les administrateurs seront responsables de l’attribution du financement annuel au Comité d’intendance du site du patrimoine mondial de Grand-Pré au cours des 10 prochaines années. « Je crois que je peux parler au nom des autres administrateurs lorsque je dis que c’est un honneur pour nous d’administrer cette fiducie au nom de la Province, a dit M, Herbin. Elle offrira le soutien essentiel au Comité d’intendance pour assurer la préservation, la protection, l’interprétation et la gestion de la valeur universelle exceptionnelle de Grand-Pré pour l’avenir. » Les administrateurs auront leur première rencontre au cours des prochaines semaines en vue de se préparer pour le printemps. « Beaucoup de personnes ont travaillé fort pour assurer le succès de la désignation de Grand-Pré comme site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, a dit Mme Jennex. Au nom de tous ceux qui ont contribué, je souhaite aux administrateurs un grand succès dans leur nouveau rôle. »last_img read more


first_img Twitter TORONTO – Global announced today that it has commissioned a new Canadian original six-part event series, Departure. Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions Ltd., the thrilling drama is directed by Canadian Screen Award Winner T.J. Scott (Orphan Black, Star Trek: Discovery), with Malcolm MacRury (Saving Hope) joining as showrunner, and created by Vincent Shiao (Ransom, Aftermath). With principal photography now underway in Toronto, the Canada/UK coproduction will also shoot in London, England. The project was developed by Shaftesbury in association with Corus Entertainment and Red Arrow Studios International.Slated to join Global’s 2019 primetime schedule, the high-octane conspiracy series follows the mystery of a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring an all-star cast, the series stars Emmy® winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (All the Money In the World). The adrenaline-fueled serialized thrill ride also includes an impressive supporting cast with Kris Holden-Ried (Vikings), Claire Forlani (Hawaii Five-O), Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Tamara Duarte (Longmire), Peter Mensah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Allan Hawco (Caught), Dougray Scott (Snatch), Sasha Roiz (Grimm), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night), Dmitry Chepovetsky (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Paris Jefferson (Sunset Contract), and more.“It’s an honour to partner with the talented team at Shaftesbury on this bold, new premium drama, adding to Global’s robust original programming slate,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “We were immediately drawn to the gripping storyline about the conspiracies surrounding the plane crash, and how the plot takes audiences through the investigation as we try to solve this mystery. With such a mass appeal premise, combined with a highly acclaimed award-winning cast, and exceptional creative team, we look forward to captivating audiences in 2019.” Advertisement “One of the thrills of Departure is that the wheel of suspects never stops spinning, right until the final moment. It’s an exciting race against time for these characters, brilliantly created by Vincent Shiao and Malcolm MacRury – I can’t wait to see them brought to life by our incredible cast led by Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer. Delighted to be in business with Corus, Starlings, and Red Arrow Studios International on this remarkable series,” said Christina Jennings, Executive Producer, Departure /Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury.Departure is a six-part event series that follows the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Kendra Malley (Panjabi), the recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator, is called in by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson (Plummer) to investigate the mysterious crash. With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives – pilot suicide, terrorism, politically motivated murder, systems failure – to determine what really happened to Flight 716… and to stop it from happening again.This newly greenlit series is the final original series commissioned by Global for the 2019 broadcast year joining Nurses, Ransom, Mary Kills People, Private Eyes, and Big Brother Canada.Departure is a Canada/UK treaty co-production produced by Shaftesbury (Canada) andGreenpoint Productions Ltd. (UK) in association with Corus Entertainment.Departure is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Malcolm MacRury, and T.J. Scott.  Creator Vincent Shiao is co-executive producer; Patrick Cassavetti, Tina Grewal are producers, with Julie Lacey serving as Shaftesbury’s producer. For Corus, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. Chris Philip and Karine Martin are executive producers for Starlings Television; Henrik Pabst and Carlo Dusi are executive producers for Red Arrow Studios International. Episodes are written by showrunner Malcolm MacRury, Vincent Shiao, Ellen Vanstone, John Krizanc, andStephanie Tracey. Departure is directed by T.J. Scott. David A. Stern and Matt Geller made the initial introduction of the project to Shaftesbury and have assisted in raising the financing for the production.Departure is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV@GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook: Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada,HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 12 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, two seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and Kew Media, three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix, as well as new primetime series Rex for CityTV/Rogers Media, and Departure for Global/Corus Entertainment. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac, U by Kotex®, and RBC.About Starlings EntertainmentStarlings Entertainment is a collection of interconnected companies that focus on financing and producing smartly budgeted, highly commercial live action and animated films and television programs along with other media. Projects are developed in house as well as sourced from an expansive network of affiliates and longstanding producer relationships. Starlings Entertainment has established a dedicated production financing fund designed to invest in a portfolio of partly or wholly-owned projects over a multi-year term. The fund aims to generate enduring value through a diverse catalogue of entertainment ventures, offer transparency to investors and increased revenue generating opportunities.Red Arrow Studios InternationalRed Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital content partners. With offices in Munich, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide. Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories; world-leading digital studio, Studio71; and filmdistributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

World turning towards multilateralism Ban Kimoon says in UN Day message

The world is moving in favour of the United Nations but the Organization must strengthen its ability to produce results in the areas of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in his first message to mark UN Day.“More people and governments understand that multilateralism is the only path in our interdependent and globalizing world,” Mr. Ban said in his message. “Global problems demand global solutions – and going it alone is not a viable option.”Noting that the demands on the UN “are growing every day,” the Secretary-General pledged to ensure that the UN makes progress on the most pressing current issues. He cited conflict prevention and peacebuilding, disarmament and non-proliferation, climate change, human rights and reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“We will be judged in the future on the actions we take today – on results. On this United Nations Day, let us rededicate ourselves to achieving them.”Mr. Ban – who assumed the post of Secretary-General on 1 January this year – said he would work with Member States and civil society worldwide to ensure that the UN can play the fullest role possible in conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.He also pledged to mobilize political will on the key questions of aid, trade and debt relief to help poor nations reach the MDGs, the series of eight anti-poverty targets which world leaders have vowed to try to attain by 2015.“And I will continue to do all I can to galvanize global and decisive action on climate change,” he said, adding that the UN was the natural forum for building international consensus among both rich and poor countries on how to respond to the phenomenon.Turning to human rights, Mr. Ban said he would try to translate the “responsibility to protect” concept from word into deed to make certain that there is timely action whenever populations face the threat of genocide, ethnic cleansing or crimes against humanity.To achieve all of these tasks, the Secretary-General stressed the need to “transform the UN itself. We must adapt to meet new needs, and ensure the highest standard of ethics, integrity and accountability, so as to demonstrate that we are fully answerable to all Member States and to people around the world.” 24 October 2007The world is moving in favour of the United Nations but the Organization must strengthen its ability to produce results in the areas of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in his first message to mark UN Day. read more

UN envoy arrives in Côte dIvoire to focus attention on unfolding crisis

Carolyn McAskie, Special Humanitarian Envoy of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, begins her month-long mission in the region amid reports that Liberian refugees are being recruited by both the Ivorian regular army and rebel groups. Clashes in the western part of Côte d’Ivoire and recent ceasefire violations in the north have forced an estimated 400,000 persons in the central and northern regions to flee south, according to an update issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Of the parties to the conflict that sparked the crisis, Ms. McAskie told reporters in Abidjan today “the message I will convey is that the United Nations attaches great importance to the protection of civilians, the respect of human rights.” Stressing the importance of the parties’ responsibilities with respect to the humanitarian situation, Ms. McAskie also assured them that “the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council are watching the situation closely.”In the afternoon, Ms. McAskie met with the Ivorian Minister of Urbanism and Housing, Raymond Abouo-N’dori, to discuss the situation of shantytowns in Abidjan.During the mission, Ms. McAskie will also meet with other Government authorities, UN Agencies, and a wide range of international and local humanitarian organizations. She will also visit IDP reception centres, transit centres and refugee shelters in Abidjan as well as in other parts of Côte d’Ivoire to talk with those affected by the crisis and gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and needs. Ms. McAskie is also scheduled to visit neighbouring countries affected by the crisis to mobilize resources for, and improve coordination of, the humanitarian response. read more

Nevin loses challenge against murder convictions inclusion in civil case

first_imgCATHERINE NEVIN has lost a court attempt to have her criminal conviction for murdering her husband discounted from a civil case about her late husband’s inheritance.Today the High Court sided with the brother and sister of Tom Nevin, who had taken a High Court action to disinherit her from Tom’s estate.The couple owned Jack White’s Pub in Brittas Bay, where Tom was killed in 1996 without leaving a will. The pub was sold for IR£620,000 (the equivalent of €787,238) in 1997.Nevin was convicted of murder at the Central Criminal Court in 2000, and lost subsequent appeals at the Court of Criminal Appeal.She has since filed papers, however, seeking leave from the Court of Criminal Appeal to have an appeal heard at the Supreme Court on a case of exceptional public importance relating to a legal aspect of her earlier appeal. The most recent such instance was in mid-February.She continues to claim her innocence, and made a counter-claim seeking to have her criminal conviction ruled inadmissible in the civil proceedings about removing her from the inheritance of Tom’s estate, which included cash, property and a life assurance policy.She further argued that an agreement reached between herself and the plantiffs in this case, Tom’s siblings Patrick Nevin and Margaret Lavelle, in January 1998 to the effect that they would not proceed with a civil case over Tom’s estate until criminal proceedings had been exhausted.‘Contrary to logic’Today the President of the High Court, Justice Nicholas Kearns, ruled it would be “contrary to logic and common sense” if a criminal conviction was allowed to be kept entirely separate from a civil case so closely related to it.Justice Kearns also found that Tom Nevin’s siblings had fulfilled their agreement not to bring the case until criminal proceedings had concluded, given that Nevin had lost two subsequent appeals to her conviction.He ruled, however, that it was still open to Catherine Nevin to attend court during the civil cases and to argue that she had nothing to do with her husband’s death.The ruling means that the civil case will not merely be a repeat of the original murder trial, which continued for eight weeks in 2000, and that the criminal conviction can be presented by Tom Nevin’s family in evidence.2010: Catherine Nevin loses ‘miscarriage of justice’ appeallast_img read more

Pollution Pods Show Londoners How Toxic Theyre Making the Air

first_img Alright, even you don’t believe global warming is a thing (it definitely is and you are wrong), but let’s say it’s not. The smog and pollutants that come from cars and industry still go into the air. That we breathe. Maybe we should try not to pump poison into the air we breathe? Is that reasonable?Well, to drive home that point, a new art exhibition in London tries to people just how bad it can get, and that a lot of that pollution ultimately comes from excess consumption in the west.The exhibit has several pods that mimic the air quality of a few major cities around the world, including Beijing, New Delhi, and São Paulo. While cities like London and New York and Tokyo remain relatively clean, consumption and the placement of industry means that the places where our iPhones are built, for instance, are choked by smog — and that can have a severe impact on the lives of millions. Air pollution and lung cancer are among the leading causes of death in China, responsible for almost one-third of all deaths in the country. The pods, designed by Michael Pinsky, have been installed in front of the Somerset House, one of London’s art museums. They are all linked together, so patrons can move freely between a few different locales and genuinely internalize the contrasts. Also included is air that’s been made to resemble that on Tautra Island — some of the cleanest in the world. With that, Pinksy wanted to show even the difference between even a relatively clean city and genuinely fresh, clear air. All of this pollution takes a major toll on world health and is one of the most consistent and pervasive human rights abuses in the world. It’s important to grapple with the reality that the lives we lead cost others whole years off of their lives. We are responsible for that, collectively. That meaning is also part of the exhibit. By connecting them, Pinksy hopes to call attention to the fact that problems people face in one part of the world are linked to everyone else. We are all in this together.In an interview with Earther, Pinksy said, “I would like them to consider how their growing consumption of cheap goods produced in the east provides a market for industries that care little about the welfare of their workers or the environment.”It’s a tough reality to face, but it’s an important one. Many of our greatest thinkers — Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and countless others — have been warning about the toll of pollution and carelessness for decades. So far as we know, humanity is the only intelligent life on Earth. We are the only means through which the universe has self-awareness. We are the most precious beings, and we are systematically poisoning our only home and ourselves. Man Paddles 2,900 Miles Across Pacific to Help Curb Ocean PollutionClimate Change + Human Excrement = Death of Coral Reefs Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Woman murdered former husband suspected

first_imgA 25-year-old woman was found dead in her rented house in South Delhi’s Tughlakabad Extension on Friday. Police said the house was ransacked, but nothing valuable was missing.Rekha Bhardwaj lived in the two-bedroom house with her second husband Pradeep Kumar for the past one year. It was a second marriage for Pradeep as well, who works as a consultant with a private company in Haryana’s Faridabad district. Initial probe has pointed the needle of suspicion towards involvement of Rekha’s former husband.  Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreTheir neighbours told police about an argument Rekha had with somebody at her house for almost an hour on Friday afternoon. “It was a few hours before Rekha’s body was found by Pradeep,” said a police officer. The FIR was registered on the complaint of Pradeep, who has been given a clean chit. In his statement, Pradeep claims to have left home for office at around 10.30 am on Friday. “Pradeep reached his office in Faridabad at around 11.15 am. During the lunch break, he called Rekha on her mobile number, but it went unanswered,” the officer added. Pradeep did not take it seriously as he thought that Rekha must be busy with household work. Later in the afternoon, Pradeep made four more calls, but Rekha did not respond.last_img read more

Easing sanctions no easy goal for Irans president

first_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches The two sides of Iran under sanctions have come into sharper relief as the economic pain digs deeper _ and the country’s new president seeks ways to roll back the restrictions.On one level, government planners are working hard to find workarounds against the embargoes on oil exports and banking, while insisting Iran’s “resistance economy” can ride out anything the West can throw in its direction. But there is also the daily struggle and frustration faced by businesses and families as inflation heads toward 40 percent and unemployment, officially 13 percent but likely higher, climbs alongside it.The broad challenges posed by sanctions shape President Hasan Rouhani’s agenda this week at the U.N. General Assembly. He hopes to win promises to restart talks over Iran’s nuclear program and to make the case to the U.S. and its allies that easing sanctions could bring rewards in the form of concessions and greater cooperation from Tehran.Rouhani’s overtures have gained the attention of the White House. But Washington faces a policymaking quandary since many believe sanctions may have forced Iran into a bargaining mood. Reversing them as a confidence-building gesture _ even for the moderate Rouhani _ may bring an onslaught of criticism from Congress and ally Israel. In an important dress rehearsal for possible new talks, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, plans to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from five other world powers later this week. It will mark the highest-level contacts between the U.S. and Iran in six years.Rouhani, for his part, has to confront split personalities in Iran’s leadership. His outreach apparently has the all-important approval from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the last word on all key issues. Hard-liners, though, are not fully on board and could sharply turn against Rouhani if it looks like the West has snubbed him.Just before leaving for New York on Monday, Rouhani urged Western leaders to heed his appeals for greater dialogue and take steps to ease sanctions as a way to “reach joint interests” _ a reference to the nuclear standoff, but also possibly other regional flashpoints where Iran carries influence such as Iraq and Syria.The West should choose the “path of interaction, talks and leniency,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Rouhani as saying. Hours later, Rouhani was handed another possible diplomatic boost after Iran’s judiciary released 80 prisoners arrested in political crackdowns. Top Stories Iran has ruled out any chance of closing down its uranium enrichment program, which the West fears could eventually produce material for nuclear weapons. Iran insists that it only seeks reactors for energy and isotopes for medical treatments.That means Rouhani’s proposals will most likely focus on greater openness and other assurances over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.If those fail to win the West’s approval, Iran’s economy will continue to suffer. But officials say that while the public feels the pain, the state _ and its nuclear program _ will survive.“The economic effects of sanctions can’t be denied at all,” said Mohammad Nahavandian, an economist and Rouhani’s chief of staff. “Unfortunately, the pressure of sanctions is on the poorest sections of the society.”The U.S. has been applying various levels of sanctions on Iran for decades, but tighter restrictions by the West on the oil sector have cut exports from 2.5 million barrels in 2011 to 1.2 million. The U.S. has granted exemptions from possible American penalties to some key customers of Iranian oil, including China and Japan. But most countries have scaled back on overall Iranian oil imports. Comments   Share   “Regardless of pressure,” said Marzieh Afkham, spokeswoman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, “sanctions did not lead to a change of policy or change the path of people.”___Murphy reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) At the same time, the hard-line Kayhan newspaper warned in a commentary that shaking hands with President Barack Obama would be a “big mistake” and would represent a concession to Washington without any direct benefit for Iran. It further denounced Obama as a “war criminal” for the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and its bases in the Gulf and elsewhere in the region.“This is the same evil hand that signed the economic punishments against Iranian nations,” it said.The uncompromising tone suggests rifts at Iran’s highest levels. Kayhan typically reflects the views of hard-liners close to Khamenei. These factions could pressure Khamenei to rein in Rouhani if they feel his efforts are heading off course.This is what makes Rouhani’s gambit over sanctions such a complicated move. It addresses a core issue in Iran _ getting some relief for the sinking economy _ but loosening the embargoes by the West would take some of the bite out of its main strategy, which many believe is now paying dividends by forcing Iranian outreach.“For this to work, Rouhani has to show, in very clear terms, what Iran would do in exchange for easing some of the sanctions,” said Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of the Middle East Studies program at Syracuse University. “That remains to be seen.” Further U.S. measures have blocked Iran from directly tapping into even the reduced income, forcing Tehran to set up barter agreements _ India paying in agricultural products and China giving subway trains in exchange for oil.Steps to block Iran from international banking networks, meanwhile, sent the national currency, the rial, into free-fall in late 2012, losing 40 percent of its value in a matter of weeks. The rial has clawed back since Rouhani’s election in June, but is still far below its exchange value before the latest wave of sanctions.In response, Iran has tried to quickly retool its oil industry to concentrate on refined products, which can be more easily sold under the sanctions radar. The nearly complete Ilam petrochemical complex near the Iraq border, which is supposed to produce ethylene, fuel oil and other refined oil-based goods, is among more than half a dozen such facilities on the drawing board.Non-crude oil exports, such as pistachios, carpets and oil byproducts, have steady risen since 2010 to about $41 billion with more aggressive marketing and a bounce from the weaker rial.Officials _ even Rouhani’s top allies _ have sent the message that sanctions will not halt Iran’s nuclear program despite the crippling hits _ which his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described as an “economic war” waged by the West. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Near Iran’s border with Iraq, work crews are putting finishing touches on a petrochemical plant expected to pump out hundreds of tons a year of oil-based products that the country hopes can slip through the net of Western economic sanctions.In Tehran’s bazaar, merchants must rely on shadowy money transfer networks to make purchases abroad because Iran is blocked from global banking systems. Inflation is so high that prices can jump between breakfast and dinner. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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first_img by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2018 7:49 am PDT Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya is having a good year Daniel Kaluuya poses for a portrait at the “Black Panther” press junket at the Montage Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) center_img BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – One year ago, most audiences didn’t know the name Daniel Kaluuya.Now, the 28-year-old British actor has a best-actor Oscar nomination for starring in one of last year’s biggest films, “Get Out”; a culture-shifting blockbuster opening this week (“Black Panther”); and a Steve McQueen film on the horizon.The Associated Press, which named Kaluuya one of its breakthrough entertainers of 2017, spoke to the actor recently about his crazy year, the life-changing nomination and his mom’s practical advice on Oscar-nomination morning.Remarks have been edited for clarity and brevity.AP: You’ve had quite the year! To think, you were shooting ‘Black Panther’ when ‘Get Out’ was about to come out last February.KALUUYA: When (‘Get Out’) was in Sundance I was in Atlanta preparing. Literally, I had U.K. press on my day off of ‘Black Panther.’ It’s been a run.AP: Did you ever think “Get Out” would be this big?KALUUYA: No, I didn’t. An indie horror?! No inkling. I had a feeling ‘Black Panther’ would be big. It was an ensemble, it was obviously a different thing. I’m English and ‘Black Panther’ is my third American job. It’s kind of like me understanding how it works on this level. I was blessed to have this opportunity. And I didn’t expect ‘Get Out’ to be the horse that it’s been, just riding through the whole year and picking up pace. It looks like I have this master plan, but I just do stuff that I believe in and am interested in and work with filmmakers I’m a fan of.AP: Has life changed for you?KALUUYA: I mean I’m sitting here and this balcony is bigger than my flat. But I think it’s still happening for me to understand the actual change of it. I think it’s when it goes quiet you go, ‘What’s changed?’ But like the nom came out Tuesday. It’s like seven days. Just as I was like getting into, ‘Oh what does this mean?’ then I see ‘Black Panther,’ and it’s like boom.AP: How do you choose what you work on? You have Steve McQueen’s “Widows” coming up next.KALUUYA: I’m drawn to projects where I don’t know what happens next. That’s what happened with ‘Get Out,’ I was like, ‘I haven’t seen this, let’s do it.’ Because you don’t know what’s going to happen. With ‘Black Panther,’ I have ideas now that I’ve watched it. I think it’ll be sold out for three weeks.AP: Has the phone been ringing more often?KALUUYA: I’ve been on ‘Get Out’ for like a year. I’ve been scheduled. My year was sewed up in September the year before, doing ‘Black Panther,’ doing ‘Widows,’ writing my script. At the moment it’s like, after March, after the Oscars, we’ll see what happens. I kind of like that. After ‘Sicario’ I took a year and a half off and I just read scripts and wrote and did my thing and I think this is all kind of representative of my force and that year off and what I’m about and what I want to do. I think it’s important to go, ‘Let’s press pause and see what opportunities are out there.’ I want to make things that have stuff to say and work with people who have something to say. I want to continue doing that and I’m willing to wait, and I was willing to wait. I was writing my script and I saw ‘Get Out’ and I’m like, ‘I need to do this,’ and ‘Black Panther,’ I thought, ‘I need to do this’ and ‘Widows,’ and it’s like ‘do this.’AP: Are you getting excited for the Oscars?KALUUYA: I don’t know. … I have no idea. I don’t know what’s happening. I haven’t thought that far.AP: What were you thinking when Tiffany Haddish mispronounced your name on nominations morning?KALUUYA: I haven’t watched it yet! I haven’t seen the announcement. I just can’t. I just can’t. I have seen clips of my friends watching it. And when my name comes up everyone screams. So I know what she did. She’s East African so it’s cool. And it’s so life changing for me anyway. It’s a life changing thing for me. ‘Get Out’ was my second American job. I didn’t sign up to an indie horror for that. I did it because I thought it was cool and I wanted to watch it.AP: Is your family excited for you?KALUUYA (laughing): I FaceTimed (my mom) in the morning and she was like, ‘Hopefully you can convey that into a job.’ Very practical. Very practical. ‘You haven’t got a job at the moment. You need a job.’___Follow Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: full coverage of awards season, visit: read more

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first_imgA state ear, nose, and throat doctor was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday, after he received backhanders to refer patients to a specific audiology companyENT doctor at Nicosia general hospital Vasken Shahbenderian, was found guilty on 112 counts including bribery and money laundering for receiving €14,125 in backhanders between December 28, 2010 and September 9, 2013, to refer people to Efthimiades audiology centre where they had hearing aids fitted.Two more state ENT doctors were charged for the same case.The suspects were allegedly taking advantage of the state’s policy of subsidising various programmes for people suffering from hearing problems.Specifically, for people who were born deaf, the state paid a €2,730 subsidy every four years and for pensioners over 65, €175 every four years.The court said Shahbenderian received bribes in 25 instances.The doctor claimed that the cash had been given to him as a sign of appreciation for his work.The owners of the centre and their accountant testified that they wrote cheques to the defendant as part of a deal to refer patients to them.“There is no doubt that the defendant collected the 25 cheques which he cashed,” the court said. “During the execution of his duties, he approved applications from pensioners – bypassing proper procedures — to receive state subsidies for an agreed fee.” You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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