Fresh under-graduate and graduate students are invited to fill College Admission Scholarship Application (CASA) form 2017 which gives opportunity to avail scholarships based on merit. Application submission closes on July 30, 2017.Eligibility criteria:Candidates having cleared class 12 board examinations from CBSE, ICSE or state boardCandidates having completed graduation and looking forward to take admission in a post-graduation course from anywhere in India can apply for this scholarshipThe institute must be AICTE or UGC recognised where the applicant goes for the admission.Scholarship reward:Various scholarship opportunities are available under this opportunity, depending upon the credentials entered by the applicant in the form. In addition, candidate is also eligible for INR 10,000 as per the university and provider’s discretion.How to apply:Candidate will require filling the application form. CASA is free for all students. Properly filled application form makes the applicants eligible for a specific mapping programme, where the academic performance, financial situation and various other criteria will help them to find right fit university scholarship.Students would be notified about university scholarship, which they need to apply separately. The scholarship providers will receive information of the eligible candidates.About:CASA aggregates all university based scholarships at one place and finds the suitable scholarships for the students who have applied. The application need to be sent to colleges separately. The scholarships are based on merit-cum-need, sports excellence, bereavement of earning family member or physically challenged students.Apply here http://www.b4s.in/itg/CAS2With inputs from Buddy4Study
The plane managed to touch down in Gary, Indiana at around 11 a.m. CST, but getting to the podium on time may still be a bit of an issue.Nebraska’s plane landed in Gary just before 11 am according to Flight Aware. Now it’s a drive around and up the west side of Lake Michigan to downtown Chicago. NU’s using a professional driver, per a Husker official.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) July 18, 2019It’s uncertain what will happen if Frost isn’t available to speak at his allotted time.Frost will certainly have plenty of questions thrown at him, as his Huskers went 4-8 last year only to be named among the favorites for the Big Ten West division title this coming season.Nebraska has missed bowl game eligibility in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1960s.Fortunately, the team has plenty of building blocks in place to return to the postseason in 2019 and beyond.Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has even been identified as a player to watch on the Heisman Trophy trail this season as well. LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches first half action against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It’s Big Ten Media Day in Chicago and all of the coaches and key members from the conference are set to address the most pressing questions for the coming season. But one team is noticeably absent: Nebraska.According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, thunderstorms are delaying Nebraska’s arrival in Chicago. However, he was told by a team rep that the team still plans on getting to the podium by 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CST by flight.A Big Ten rep says Nebraska’s arrival is unknown because the contingent remains delayed in Peoria due to storms. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) July 18, 2019A nebraska rep told @heady_chris Nebraska still plans to try and be here by noon via flight. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) July 18, 2019
Press Trust of India HisarJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 19:17 IST The girl claimed that he also tried to drag her to a nearby hotel but she managed to escape | Representational Photo: GettyImagesA 17-year-old wrestler was booked for allegedly molesting a national level girl grappler, police said on Thursday.The incident took place on June 9 near Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, where the complainant had gone to attend a camp for the junior girl grapplers, they said.In a complaint lodged with the Sadar Police here, the girl, who is from Hisar, alleged that the youth molested her when she went to an ATM kiosk to withdraw money at about 7 pm.She claimed that he also tried to drag her to a nearby hotel but she managed to escape, it said.The complainant alleged that the youth also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.Based on the complaint, a ‘zero FIR’ under relevant sections of the IPC which pertain to using criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation and under various provisions of the Protection of the Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the youth, who is also from Hisar, said Harish Bhardwaj, the spokesman of district police.The complaint was forwarded to the SHO of Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow for further investigation, he said.A ‘zero FIR’ can be filed in any police station and can be later transferred to the police station concerned.Also Read | Indian man detained in Dubai for molesting seven-year-old girlAlso Read | Aligarh: Girl’s family alleges rape, police rules out sexual assaultAlso Watch | Watch: Man forces himself on child at Riyadh mallFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySrijit Das Tags :Follow MolestationFollow Wrestler Uttar Pradesh: 17-yr-old wrestler booked for molesting national level grapplerThe incident took place on June 9 near Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.advertisement
Ayushmann Khurrana fan gatecrashes Andhadhun success bash, in a saree! Viral pic trending nowDuring the success party of award-winning film Andhadhun in Mumbai, a male fan of Ayushmann Khurrana gatecrashed the event in a saree.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 15:20 IST Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen in the upcoming film Dream GirlIt came as a surprise to Ayushmann Khurrana’s fans, when he recently launched the trailer of his upcoming film Dream Girl in saree. The trailer launch was also attended by actor Nushrat Bharucha, producer Ekta Kapoor and director Raaj Shaandilyaa, but it was Ayushmann who grabbed eyeballs with his saree look.Ayushmann Khurrana’s saree avatar seems to have inspired his fans as well. Recently, when the actor was enjoying the success party of his award-winning film Andhadhun in Mumbai, a fan gatecrashed the event in a saree, to pay tribute to him.On the fan’s special request, Ayushmann clicked a picture with him and in no time, the photo went viral on social media. Clad in a yellow saree, the fan was seen with the pallu on his head in the trending photo.Ayushmann Khurrana, who is playing a character named Pooja in Dream Girl, was seen wearing a green saree at the trailer launch of the film on August 12. He rocked his saree look with sports shoes, a black T-shirt and sunglasses.In Dream Girl, Ayushmann will be essaying the role of a small town guy, who dresses up as women characters from Hindu mythology – Sita (from Ramayana), Draupadi (from Mahabharata) and Radha (from Krishna Leela). Nushrat Bharucha will play his love interest in the film.advertisementIn an earlier interview to an entertainment website, Ayushmann Khurrana opened up on his struggle with draping a saree for his character in Dream Girl.”It is so diffcult. Three people helped me drape the saree. But anyway, it was a lot of fun, I have got a newfound respect for women…for saree,” the National Award-winning actor said.The romantic-comedy film, which is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, also stars Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz and Manjot Singh in key roles. Produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures, Dream Girl will hit the screens on September 13.Ayushmann Khurrana, who attended the success bash of Andhadhun in Mumbai this week, recently won his first National Award as Best Actor for his performance in the 2018-released film. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, Andhadhun also won Best Hindi Film award.At the National Film Awards 2019, Ayushmann’s film Badhaai Ho also won. It was awarded the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.Watch the official trailer of Dream Girl:ALSO READ | Ayushmann Khurrana on Dream Girl: Leave your brains at home while watching itALSO READ | Ramleela to Adult Hotlines: Why Dream Girl will not be your usual Bollywood comedyALSO SEE | National Award winner Ayushmann Khurrana rocks a saree at Dream Girl trailer launch. See picsALSO READ | Ayushmann Khurrana on his role in Dream Girl: Delivered 25 per cent of my dialogues in woman’s voiceALSO READ | Ayushmann Khurrana on his new film Dream Girl: 3 people had to help me drape a saree. It is so difficultALSO WATCH | Up, close and personal with Ayushmann KhurranaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Ayushmann KhurranaFollow Dream Girl Next
zoom The impact of the embezzlement case in NYK Car Carrier China on Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha’s (NYK) consolidated financial results will be minimal, the company said following an investigation into the matter.NYK explained that the “inappropriate accounting” by former locally-hired management personnel from its Shanghai-based subsidiary engaged in finished car logistics would not require any changes to be made to the previous consolidated results, including those for the nine-month period ending December 2017.“Furthermore, it is estimated that the amount which may be influenced in the future due to the above tax reassessment is approx. RMB 53.4 million (approx USD 8.4 million) and the entire amount of this is scheduled to be reflected in the financial results for the year ending in March 2018,” NYK added.The Japanese shipping giant reported the case in February 2018, saying that an investigation had been launched into suspected “unlawful expenditure” being committed from 2013 to 2017.The investigation report revealed, among other things, that approx. RMB 47.4 million (USD 7.5 million) was paid from NCCC in the name of service fees for services which had never been provided, in addition to the payment of around USD 500,000 for an “unnecessary and inappropriate agreement”.The misappropriated money by the former management would be difficult to collect, according to NYK, hence the company estimates around USD 8.4 million in additional taxes and penalties arising from the case.The investigation is being reported on the back of a USD 486.6 million fine imposed on maritime car carriers by the European Commission.These include Chilean maritime carrier CSAV, the Japanese carriers “K” Line, MOL and NYK, and the Norwegian/Swedish carrier WWL-EUKOR, which participated in a cartel concerning the intercontinental maritime transport of vehicles.NYK, which was fined EUR 141.82 million (USD 175 million), explained that it had already recognized USD 186 million as provision for the fines in its nine-month report ending December 31, 2017.Hence, the company doesn’t expect to be impacted by the fine when it announces results for the fiscal year ending March 2018.World Maritime News Staff
Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, is the first longitudinal study to prove several key tenets of structural balance theory (SBT), which consists of four primary rules for relationships among individuals– a friend of a friend is a friend, a friend of an enemy is an enemy, an enemy of an enemy is a friend and an enemy of a friend is an enemy. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThrough a two-year study of day traders, the researchers found that workers gravitate toward a state of balance in their relationships and performance improves when there is a high level of balance. “This data shows that companies reap the benefits when conflict among employees is reduced, there are certain types of conflict that can’t resolve themselves. This work can help managers identify those conflicts and actively step in to resolve them, ultimately leading to better performance,” said Brian Uzzi, Professor at Northwestern University in the US. For the study, researchers analysed day traders’ instant messages from 2007 to 2009 to determine the relationships among traders and compared those relationships to performance data for individual traders, controlling for factors, including market volatility and work days.
TORONTO – The second half of a panda family’s Canadian sojourn gets underway on Friday when the animals leave Toronto for a new home out west.Two giant pandas on loan from China, plus the two babies they produced while living at the Toronto Zoo, will be relocating to Calgary where they will remain for as long as five years.Da Mao and Er Shun, plus offspring Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, will be the first pandas to visit the city since the 1988 Olympics and will take up residence in a multimillion-dollar facility at the Calgary Zoo built expressly for their arrival.The two panda parents were loaned to Canadian zoos for 10 years as part of a 2012 deal with China.They have lived at the Toronto Zoo since 2013, where the cubs were born and later famously photographed in the arms of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The cubs will head back to China after a year and a half in Calgary to be part of a breeding program, while the adults will stay on in Canada to try and become second-time parents.Calgary Zoo spokeswoman Trish Exton-Parder says both the city and facility feel fortunate to play host to the four-legged diplomats.“It’s a huge privilege for us to have them and to care for them and to have them trust the expertise we have here, ” Exton-Parder said in a telephone interview. “They’re very much (China’s) treasures, and it’s quite an honour and a privilege for our community to enjoy them for the next five years.”Neither the Toronto nor Calgary zoo would offer any details about the pandas’ planned journey, which is set to get underway on Friday morning.Once they arrive in Calgary, however, Exton-Parder said the pandas would spend at least a month in quarantine.That changes on May 7 when the zoo unveils both the animals and Panda Passage, their $14.5-million home for the duration of their stay.Exton-Parder said the building that once housed Asian elephants has been renovated and redesigned with indoor and outdoor habitats for the panda family. Bamboo, the bears’ primary food source, will be flown in so the animals can consume their requisite 40 kilograms a day, she said.The zoo had previously estimated the price tag for the pandas’ stay would reach $30 million once the cost of expanded parking, renovated washrooms and other guest facilities were included in the tally.The zoo is hoping the pandas will attract an influx of visitors. Based on Toronto’s experience, the organization has good reason for its optimism.The Toronto Zoo reported a boost in visitors when the parental pandas arrived in 2013 and recorded another spike when the cubs were born in 2016.It said 170,000 more people visited the facility that year compared to 2015, adding that 37.7 per cent of guests it surveyed said they were coming specifically to explore the panda exhibit.Exton-Parder said it’s hoped that some of the expected visitors will start thinking about animal conservation efforts, particularly for creatures closer to home that might be viewed as “less charismatic” than the teddy-bear-like pandas.“We in Canada may sometimes forget about leopard frogs and Vancouver Island marmots and species that are disappearing,” she said. “That’s kind of a big job for (the pandas) too. With them being here and the conservation messages that they carry with them, it opens that door to inspire Canadians to pay a little more attention to their own backyard.”Once Da Mao and Er Shun’s first pair of progeny have departed back to their ancestral homeland, Exton-Parder said the zoo will focus on seeing if it’s possible to produce more panda cubs. Researchers will work with Er Shun’s limited reproductive window, she said, and explore whether the giant panda might be able to conceive and give birth again.
Advertisement Ethel Bruneau’s tap school is something of an institution, not just in Dorval, but in the wider Montreal dance community.Bruneau, who is now 82, casts a long shadow and has had a hand in teaching hundreds, if not thousands, of young people and adults during her career.This month she’s closing another chapter, as she bids farewell to the dance school she’s run in Dorval for the last 14 years. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Bruneau says the rent on her studio is just too high, and student enrollment in dance classes isn’t what it used to be.“I don’t have the students that I had. Kids aren’t dancing like they used to. There used to be 200, 300 kids in here. Now I’m down to about five,” she said. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Ethel Bruneau opened her first dance school in 1959 in Dorion, Que. Now she’s being forced to close her school in Dorval because she can no longer afford the rent. (CBC) Twitter
Rabat – Following in the footsteps of Iman Oubou who won the title of Miss New York, another model of Moroccan origin has been selected to take part in a beauty contest in Italy. 20-year-old Ahlam El Brinis, who was born in Padua, Italy to Moroccan parents, has recently been selected for the semi-final of the Miss Italy beauty pageant, which is scheduled to take place in the coastal town of Jesolo on September 20th.However, the young Moroccan model from Montebelluna in northerneast Italy has been threatened on social media for taking part in the Italian beauty pageant, The Local reported. El Brinis, who said was born Muslim but is a non-practicing Muslim, has been the target of threats on Facebook for her scantily clad photographs and for ‘dishonoring Islam.’“Miss Italy is a beauty contest, religion doesn’t enter into it and I don’t want everything focused on that,” El Brinis told Italian media.“Everyone is free to choose and follow their religion in their own way,” she said. “I am aware that there are more conservative people who might think that I am mistaken about what I do.Media headlines in Italy have also described her as “the miss who challenges Islam”.“Insults and threats don’t hurt me,” she added. “But honestly that doesn’t interest me because I have my family’s support and that is enough for me”.“I will follow my own path. “Whoever is attacking me has an old-fashioned attitude. They are writing about me on Facebook, they are offending me. What I am doing wrong by modeling?”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
[xxxv] The Government of Sri Lanka maintains a working relationship with the ICRC [ii] Enactment is the prerogative of Parliament. Draft Bill is before Cabinet The troika initially said that Sri Lanka had rejected 100 recommendations and accepted 120 but the draft report was later amended and the final figure saw Sri Lanka reject 98 recommendations and accept 111. 129.5 Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, including accession to its Agreement on Privileges and Immunities (Slovakia);129.6 Ratify the Rome Statute of the ICC as well as OP-CAT and establish a National Torture Prevention Mechanism (Austria);129.7 Ratify the OP-CAT (Brazil);129.8 Ratify at the earliest the OP-CAT (Maldives);129.9 Accede to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Czech Republic);129.10 Ratify the Second Optional Protocol to ICCPR (Turkey);129.11 Continue its efforts to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Argentina);129.12 Ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Belgium, Iraq)129.13 Accede to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (France);129.14 Ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Statute of the International Criminal Court (Spain);129.15 Sign the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Sweden);129.16 Fully incorporate the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women into its domestic system (Slovenia);[i]129.17 Accept Articles 76 and 77 of the ICRMW (Philippines);129.18 Consider ratifying ILO Convention 189 (Philippines);129.19 Consider the possibility of abolishing the death penalty from its legal framework (Argentina);129.20 Consider the definite abolishment of the death penalty in its internal legislation and accede (Ecuador); 129.20 Abolish definitely death penalty (Spain); 129.21 Seriously consider the possibility to abolish capital punishment (Italy); 129.22 Take immediate steps towards the abolition of the death penalty in law (New Zealand); 129.23 Decriminalize consenting homosexual relationships between persons over the age of consent by repealing Section 365A of the penal code (Canada); 129.24 Adopt the draft bill on witness and victim protection (Germany);[ii] 129.25 Adopt legislation on appointments that would ensure the independence of the Human Rights Commission (New Zealand)[iii]; 129.26 Enact the legislation to ensure the Right to Information and bring it in line with international human rights standards (Norway);[iv] 129.27 Enact urgent legislative amendments to the Penal Code to ensure that the rights of women from all religious and ethnic communities are safeguarded (New Zealand)[v]; 129.28 Fully implement the recommendations of the LLRC, in particular steps to ensure independent and effective investigations into all allegations of serious human rights violations , in the context of Sri Lanka’s civil war and its aftermath (Austria )[vi]*; 129.33 Rapidly implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (France);[vii]* 129.34 Continue implementing the recommendations of the LLRC report and the report of the Panel of Expert in accordance with the Human Rights Council Resolution 19/2 (Germany); 129.35 Accelerate the process of putting into practice its National Action Plan for the promotion and protection of human rights launched in 2011, and its Action Plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and Reconciliation adopted in July 2012, and fully cooperate with the UN mechanisms in order to rapidly turn the page on the atrocities of the civil war (Tunisia); 129.36 Implement the constructive recommendations of the LLRC, including the removal of the military from civilian functions, creation of mechanisms to address cases of the missing and detained, issuance of death certificates, land reform; devolution of power; and disarming paramilitaries (USA);[viii]* 129.37 Ensure the concrete implementation of the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and the National Strategy as envisaged by the Plan of Action (Belgium);[ix]* 129.39 Initiate an inclusive dialogue which would guarantee minority representatives a fair joint-decision power on the basis of the four previous decisions (APRC Expert Majority Report, All Party Representative Committee Report, Proposals for Constitutional Reforms, and Mangala Report) (Switzerland 3)[x]; 129.42 Closely cooperate with the international community in implementing the recommendations by the LLRC and the National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the context of promoting reconciliation and accountability (Republic of Korea); 129.43 Seek assistance of the international community, including relevant experiences, for the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations (Botswana); 129.44 Take advantage fully and effectively from the technical assistance provided by the international community in the field of training and capacity-building of national institutions on human rights (Qatar); 129.45 Guarantee access to the North and the East of the country to international and local humanitarian organizations specialized on family tracing and reunification programs (Uruguay); 129.46 Expedite implementation of reconciliation measures in the North. This would include removing oversight of humanitarian and NGO activities from the purview of Ministry of Defense to a civilian body, reducing the intrusiveness of military presence on civilian life in the North and setting a specific date for free and fair Northern Provincial Council elections (Canada ); 129.47 Strengthen the capacities of its National Human Rights Commission, make it more independent and bring it in conformity with the Paris Principles (Tunisia)[xi] 129.48 Adopt a national policy to provide human rights defenders with protection and ensure investigation and punishment of threats or attacks against them (Czech Republic);[xii] 129.49 Fully cooperate with United Nations Human Rights mechanisms (Burkina Faso)[xiii]; 129.50 Continue its constructive engagement and cooperation with the international human rights mechanism, including through technical cooperation (Indonesia); 129.51 Intensify its cooperation with the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances to establish the fate of those who may have not been accounted for at the end of the armed conflict (Timor-Leste)[xiv]; 129.52 Invite the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (France, Uruguay);[xv] 129.53 Continue its constructive engagement with the United Nations Special Procedures, including the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, by inviting the Working Group to visit the country (Brazil);[xvi] 129.54 Accept the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances request for visit (Chile);[xvii] 129.55 Ensure a climate in which all citizens are able to freely express their opinions and beliefs, without fear of reprisal or retribution and invite the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression to visit (UK)[xviii]; 129.56 Extend a standing invitation to the United Nations Special Rapporteurs and normalize its relations and cooperation with United Nations Human Rights mechanisms (Belgium ); 129.57 Step up its cooperation with the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council by responding positively to the pending visit requests of the Special Procedures mandate holders and eventually consider extending a standing invitation to all the Special Procedures mandate holders of the Human Rights Council (Latvia); 129.58 Further strengthen cooperation with the UN human rights mechanisms, particularly Special Procedures and try to respond in a timely manner to the questionnaires sent by the Special Procedures (Kazakhstan ); 129.59 Strengthen the measures to eliminate all discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation or gender identity (Argentina );[xix] 129.60 Take further steps to ensure more participation of Sri Lankan Muslims in the reconciliation process and national efforts of economic, social, and cultural integration (Egypt );[xx] 129.61 Take concrete measures in implementing the 30 percent quota for women in the nomination lists at national, provincial and local elections as pledged in the National Human Rights Action Plan (Norway )[xxi]; 129.62 Continue to focus on establishing and strengthening institutions of governance with a view to contributing towards adequate protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, provisions of adequate remedies where violations occur, and zero tolerance for impunity (South Africa );[xxii] 129.63 Create a reliable investigation commission consisting of professional and independent investigators to identify, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the Muttur murders (France);[xxiii] 129.64 Create an independent mechanism to look into the issue of disappeared persons with its own unique database (France); 129.65 Publish the names and places of detention of all the imprisoned persons (France )[xxiv]; 129.66 Take action to reduce and eliminate all cases of abuse, torture or mistreatment by police and security forces (Australia );[xxv] 129.67 Adopt further measures to prevent torture and ill-treatment in particular in prison and detention centers (Czech Republic); 129.68 Establish an effective independent monitoring mechanism to investigate complaints of torture (Poland );[xxvi] 129.69 Carry out independent investigations into possible cases of torture as well as reprisals related to cooperation with international human rights bodies (Poland );[xxvii] 129.70 Determine the whereabouts of children whose fate is unknown (Uruguay); 129.71 Take action to reduce and eliminate all cases of abductions and disappearances (Australia );[xxviii] 129.72 Establish immediately a publicly accessible central register for all persons missing or in custody (Germany );[xxix] 129.73 Establish a National Mechanism, as requested in the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, in order to shed light on the fate of all disappeared persons and detained persons and to cooperate with the ICRC and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance (Switzerland)[xxx]; 129.74 Maintain a public and accessible list of all detainees in the country, including those that were detained for incidents related with the armed conflict (Mexico)[xxxi]; 129.75 Strengthen relevant legislations and administrative measures to ensure transparency and non-impunity in the judicial process on all alleged enforced disappearance cases including investigation , prosecution and reparation , which would help contribute towards its national reconciliation ( Thailand); [xxxii] 129.76 End impunity for human rights violations and fulfill legal obligations regarding accountability (USA); 129.77 Take all necessary steps to fully commit to end impunity for international crimes by acceding to the Rome Statute of the ICC and to fully align its national legislation with all obligations under the Rome Statute (Sweden ); 129.78 Hold accountable all persons who are liable for the violation of human rights and humanitarian law (Estonia); 129.79 Investigate and prosecute those responsible for abductions and forced disappearances and increase awareness of the State security services about these offences (Belgium); 129.80 Make every effort to ensure that those responsible for crimes against children, and in particularly concerning the recruitment of child soldiers, are brought to justice as soon as possible (Sweden);[xxxiii] 129.81 Implement the recommendations of the UN Panel of Experts on accountability, bringing all those allegedly responsible for violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law to justice in compliance with international standards (Slovakia); 129.82 Improve detention conditions and respect for judicial guarantees for inmates, fighting against torture and inhuman and degrading treatment in detention centers in line with commitments taken during the May 2008 UPR session (Spain); 129.83 Strengthen judicial independence by ending government interference with the judicial process, protecting members of the judiciary from attacks and restoring a fair, independent and transparent mechanism (USA); 129.84 Take all necessary measures to ensure the independence and the integrity of the judiciary and oversight bodies (Poland ); 129.85 Safeguard the independence of its judiciary (Slovakia); 129.86 Conduct impartial investigations and prosecutions against members of the security forces, regardless of rank, implicated in violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including sexual violence (Denmark); 129.87 Grant due process rights to all detainees held in both military and police facilities, including those held in administrative detention; disclose all unofficial detention sites; and facilitate effective and independent monitoring of detainees (Denmark );[xxxiv] 129.88. Allow the International Committee of the Red Cross unrestrictive access to detention centres (Costa Rica);[xxxv] 129.89 Undertake measures that would allow citizens to have access to public information, in particular on alleged violations of human rights (Mexico);[xxxvi] 129.90 Accelerate the improvement of the judicial, police, military and prison systems in line with international human rights standards and to investigate all allegations of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances and follow-up according to justice requirements (Holy See); 129.91 Transfer NGO oversight to a civilian institution and protect freedom of expression (USA); 129.92 Adopt a National Policy on the protection of human rights defenders and journalists in order to prevent harassment and intimidation and to ensure effective investigation of such acts and prosecution of perpetrators (Austria );[xxxvii] 129.93 Refrain from restricting access to and banning from websites and withdraw the Order of 5 November 2011 with requires news sites to be registered (Netherlands);[xxxviii] 129.94 Desist from campaigns and threats against human rights defenders and ensure the investigation by an independent police commission into missing persons from this group, in line with the LLRC report recommendations on involuntary disappearances in a wider context (Netherlands ); 129.95 Ensure that all human rights defenders, including individuals cooperating with UN HR mechanisms, are protected effectively from unjustified criminalization, harassment or intimidation and can perform freely their legitimate duties (Slovakia) [xxxix]; 129.96 Take immediate steps to prevent attacks on the human rights defenders and media and take action to investigate such acts (Slovenia); 129.97 Increase efforts aiming to guarantee the right to freedom of religion and belief (Spain 5)[xl]; 129.98 Continue to expand its social security coverage (South Africa);[xli] 129.99 Create a mechanism to ensure that all internally displaced persons, including 66,151 “Old IDPS” and further 37,123 living with host communities, receive a written statement detailing their entitlements and plans for return to their original homes (Canada); 129.100 Repeal Sections 9 (1) and 15 (A) (1) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act to ensure that detainees are held only in recognized places of detention, with regularized procedures and safeguards to protect detainees including access to legal representation and systematic notification to families of detainee whereabouts (Canada); Sri Lanka has rejected 98 recommendations submitted by countries at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, the troika tasked with serving as rapporteurs for Sri Lanka’s UPR said in its draft report.Benin, India and Spain submitted its draft report on Sri Lanka at the UPR today. Presenting the report on Sri Lanka, the Ambassador of Spain to the UN in Geneva said that 210 recommendations were made to Sri Lanka. The recommendations below did not enjoy the support of Sri Lanka: [xxv] The Government of Sri Lanka subscribes to a zero tolerance policy on Torture [i] Further consideration is required in view of the constitutional and legislative processes in the country. [xvi] Request for visit under consideration [xvii] Request for visit under consideration The Ambassador said that Sri Lanka had explained why the several recommendations were rejected. [xxxix] They enjoy equal protection of the law as mandated by the Constitution Meanwhile Cuba, China and Russia raised concerns over what they said were attempts to use the UPR process to create a rift in the council and target a particular country.After the draft report was adopted Sri Lanka’s special envoy for human rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, said that Sri Lanka will send a set of voluntary pledges to the UN Human Rights Secretariat within two weeks. [xxx] Under consideration [xxii] Action already undertaken. [xxxiv] Unofficial detention sites are non-existent in Sri Lanka [viii] Sri Lanka has undertaken to implement the National Action Plan on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations [ix] Sri Lanka has undertaken to implement the National Action Plan on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations [x] Matter to be placed before the Parliamentary Select Committee for consideration. [xxxi] Database accessible to NOK is already available [xl] Article 10 of the Constitution ensures and affords protection of these rights which are entrenched. It is further guaranteed by Article 14 (1) (e) [xv] Request for visit under consideration [xxiv] Procedure is governed by the rules under the Prison’s Ordinance [iii] Action completed. These are special mechanisms created by the provisions of the Constitution and therefore enjoy functional and institutional independence. [vii] Sri Lanka has undertaken to implement the National Action Plan on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations [xiii] Action is in progress [xix] The matter is presently under consideration [xviii] Invitation under consideration [xxxiii] Sri Lanka has been de-listed from Annex II of the UN Security Council Resolution 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict [vi] Sri Lanka has undertaken to implement the National Action Plan on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations [xxiii] Two special teams have been established within the Police and Attorney General’s Department to examine the relevant material [xxvii] Government of Sri Lanka has a zero tolerance policy on Torture. Special mechanisms are currently in place to enhance the protectionary measures by the circulars issued by the Executive. [xii] The Government of Sri Lanka has a policy of protecting such persons as enshrined in the Fundamental Rights Chapter in the Constitution [xxxvii] The Government of Sri Lanka has a policy of protecting such persons as enshrined in the Fundamental Rights Chapter in the Constitution [xxix] Database accessible to NOK is already available [xxviii] Action underway [xx] The Muslim community is already engaged in relevant discussions, and will also be represented in the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee. [xxxvi] Cabinet to decide the suitable timeframe 129.2 Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and draft a law on cooperation between the State and the Court (Uruguay);129.3 Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Costa Rica, Ecuador);129.4 Ratify the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court and fully align its legislation with all the obligations under the Rome Statute, including incorporating the Rome Statute definition of crimes and general principles, as well as adopting provisions enabling cooperation with the Court (Latvia); [xxxii] Insufficient clarity of language [xxi] Matter is under consideration in the context of relevant judicial pronouncements [iv] Cabinet to decide the suitable time frame [xxxviii] The freedom of expression does not include the license to defame or vilify persons who have no effective redress and such media do not qualify for any special protection He also said that the government will keep the Secretariat updated on the progress of the post war developments in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) [xi] This is an ongoing process given the highest priority as it is a Constitutional mechanism 129.1 Examine the possibility of ratifying OP-CAT and the Rome Statute (Tunisia); [v] Articles 10, 12 of the Constitution ensure the protection of these rights. [xxvi] Government of Sri Lanka has a zero tolerance policy on Torture. Special mechanisms are currently in place to enhance the protectionary measures by the circulars issued by the Executive. [xli] Recommendation not clear
The WFP said it can extend the food or cash for work programme to provide employment to rural people who were denied work because of the drought.WFP said the food/cash for work programme is already in operation in several districts. WFP said that such assurance of income to people would prevent them from indebtedness as there are instances of private money lenders providing the poor people with loans on exorbitant interest rates. WFP added that the people should be encouraged to take loans from government agencies that provide soft loans. The top UN officials thanked the President for establishing a Task Force to monitor and supervise the drought relief and assured that they would take every step to bring this impending calamity to the notice of the international community and seek their assistance. The United Nations and its affiliated bodies have said they will take serious note of the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Maithripala Sirisena that they would extend their fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief, the President’s office said.Top level UN officials, including the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Una McCauley, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Representative and Country Director for Sri Lanka, Brenda Barton and Ms. Emelda Berejena, Chief Technical Advisor at FAO called on President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today to discuss issues pertaining to the drought and the relief organization. The UN representative said as the first step the UN could provide expertise in monitoring, evaluation and communication regarding the drought situation. UN officials said that one of the main problems of the drought would be the drinking water shortage and that would lead to health issues in the long run. They also discussed the issue of finding an adequate number of bowsers to supply water to drought affected areas.The President thanked the UN Heads for their concern over the drought situation and invited them to attend the Task Force meetings every week to further monitor the situation. (Colombo Gazette)
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon supported AngloGold Ashanti as Owner’s Engineer on two recently completed power plants. In 2017, AngloGold Ashanti commissioned the construction of a 40 MW power plant at Geita Gold Mine in the Mwanza region of north-western Tanzania. The following year, Aurecon was again appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the 30 MW power plant at Siguiri Gold Mine in the north-east of the Republic of Guinea.“High-efficiency Wärtsilä 32TS dual-fuel generators have been installed at both mines and the facilities are now fully operational. Our team and the client are well-pleased with the results,” says Pieter Jansen van Rensburg, Aurecon Principal Power Generation Engineer. The objective of both projects was to supply stable and reliable power to the mining operations. As the Owner’s Engineer in each case, Aurecon was involved from design through construction and the final commissioning.“The two power plants were designed to support the future operations of the gold mines. These captive power solutions, which are quite common in remote African locations, are used where utility grids are either unavailable or unreliable. Our role in the projects, whether as Owner’s Engineer or technical advisors, was in essence to reduce technical risks, confirm that the plants met the owner’s requirements and were constructed according to relevant engineering standards,” says Jansen van Rensburg.In addition to reviewing the Engineering, Procurement and Construction design, Aurecon performed risk studies and supplied oversight for factory testing, construction, commissioning and performance testing of both power plants. The company carried out electrical network integration studies to ensure safe and effective integration into the existing mine networks. For the Geita power plant, Aurecon also designed the overhead transmission line from the power plant to the process plant, and the fuel supply system from the fuel depot to the power plant.The challenges presented by these projects ranged from working in remote locations to the need to harness an extensive variety of technical expertise. Aurecon’s multidisciplinary team provided support and oversight in areas of project management, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation, geotechnical, civil and structural engineering, CAD, health, safety and environment, quality control, project controls and planning, document control, administration, contracting, risk assessment and construction.Sibu Mvana, Aurecon Unit Manager – Energy, comments: “One of our multitalented resident engineers was able to pick up Swahili during his time on site in Tanzania, and he learned French when he was in the Republic of Guinea. Our team’s can-do attitude assisted our client to deliver these projects successfully in other important ways: we were able to identify risks and suggest solutions around potential problems to make sure the client achieved the best possible outcome. The electricity from the mines supports local communities and it is rewarding to be a part of projects that will serve African communities for years to come.” Aurecon advises various clients throughout Africa in the field of power generation, including wind and solar power.
← Previous Story WCh 2013: Balkan Handball in Spain! Next Story → Alen Blazevic two years in Pick Szeged! constantadragicevicgermany handballRomania handballTHW Kiel After two unsuccessful years in THW Kiel, the Serbian pivot, Milutin Dragicevic (29), where he did not get real chance to show his qualities, is back to the Romanian HCM Constanta, a team where he left a very good impression from 2005 to 2007 when he played there. The great plays for Constanta in that period prompted the Danish Silkeborg to buy him and immediately make him player of the season in the Danish championship, and all of this was followed by a four-year deal with THW Kiel, which is now ended on mutual agreement after just two years…
During Google’s I/O conference keynote yesterday, along with Google’s announcements of Honeycomb 3.1, Google’s tablet OS, and Ice Cream Sandwich, an upcoming OS for both phones and tablets, Google also announced that the Android Market will now feature thousands of movies ready for customers to rent starting right now.The movies have a rental period of 30 days, but once you start watching one, you have only 24 hours to watch the movie. The rentals start at just $1.99 and go up to $4.99. The best part about Google offering movie rentals in the Android Market is that it introduces a new feature called “pinning.” This feature lets you download a movie in the background by simply clicking the pin icon on the movie. You can then watch the movie when you’re not connected to WiFi, which is good news for those of us who like to watch videos while we’re traveling on an airplane.Movies will be available on all Android 2.2 or higher devices in a couple of weeks, according to Google. Tablets will also get support with an upgrade to Android 3.1. Movies are available to rent on the web now, though.With yesterday’s announcement from YouTube that the video-streaming company is expanding its video rental service with 3,000 more titles, it seems that the rental market has a lot of competitors. Customers can now choose to rent movies from Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, or Google. If there are any brick and mortar rental stores left in the world, they might not be around for much longer.
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HACCI and Delphi Bank are hosting a business forum on tax considerations for property developments. Held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Melbourne in the Rialto, 495 Collins Street at 6:30 pm on Thursday 10 October. The forum is open to all. Contact (03) 9602 2977 for more information. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
L’antidiabétique Avandia bientôt retiré du marché ?Europe – L’antidiabétique Avandia du laboratoire GlaxoSmithKline pourrait bientôt être retiré du marché, c’est en tout cas ce que préconise l’Agence européenne pour l’évaluation des médicaments ou EMEA.A cause des risques qu’il présente, l’Avandia pourrait bientôt être retiré du marché européen sur recommandation de l’Agence européenne pour l’évaluation des médicaments. Une décision que l’Agence américaine FDA ne suit pas, tout en imposant quelques conditions à sa distribution. Et Reuters d’expliquer que l’antidiabétique a été un temps le second traitement le plus vendu du laboratoire Glaxo, ce qui n’est plus le cas aujourd’hui si l’on en croit la baisse des ventes.Si l’on en croit l’EMEA, Avandia pourrait donc être suspendu en attendant une décision officielle de la Commission européenne d’ici 15 jours. L’une des raisons principales qui motive la suspension du médicament est sa propension à augmenter les risques d’insuffisance cardiaque, ce qui est également le cas pour l’Actos, le médicament concurrent. Ce risque important a d’ailleurs été confirmé par une étude publiée en 2007. Janet Woodock, la directrice du centre de recherche et d’évaluation des médicaments de la FDA aux États-Unis explique de son côté à Reuters : “Pour rester prudents, nous en restreignons l’accès. Nous ne retirons pas le médicament pour l’heure parce qu’il y a beaucoup d’incertitudes sur cet avertissement, s’il est valide ou non”.Le 24 septembre 2010 à 12:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
Apple devrait dominer le marché des tablettes jusqu’en 2015Une étude du cabinet Gartner révèle qu’Apple continuera à dominer le marché des tablettes tactiles au moins jusqu’en 2015. Apple peut dormir sur ses deux oreilles, au moins jusqu’en 2015. Selon les projections du cabinet Gartner, relayées par l’AFP, la marque à la pomme, grâce notamment à l’ensemble de programmes et d’applications compatibles avec l’iPad, aura une part de marché de 68,7% en 2011, contre 83,9% l’an dernier, puis 63,5% l’an prochain et 47,1% en 2015. A l’inverse, Google et son Android devrait monter de 14,2% à 19,9% de part de marché cette année, puis 24,4% en 2012 et 38,6% en 2015. Une certaine inversion de la tendance qui ne bousculera pas l’ordre établi, surtout que la concurrence ne s’y prend pas spécialement bien pour rivaliser avec Apple, explique une analyste de Gartner, Carolina Milanesi. “En voyant la réaction des consommateurs et des entreprises face à l’iPad, beaucoup de fabricants essaient de le concurrencer en fournissant d’abord du matériel, puis en développant un environnement pour la plateforme. Mais beaucoup font la même erreur qu’avec la première vague des iPhones, en donnant la priorité au matériel plutôt qu’aux applications, aux services et à l’ensemble de l’expérience des usagers”, analyse-t-elle. Pour cette spécialiste, “les tablettes dépendront beaucoup plus (des programmes) que les smartphones, et plus tôt les fabricants s’en rendront compte, meilleures seront leurs chances de concurrencer Apple”. Le 12 avril 2011 à 19:02 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published its final report detailing the procedures for enforcement action relating to the gender pay gap reporting regulations.Its Closing the gap: enforcing the gender pay gap regulations report outlines the different stages of legal action that all non-compliant employers will face after the gender pay gap reporting deadline has expired. The deadline is set at 4 April for private sector organisations and charities and 30 March for public sector organisations.Initially, the Commission will look to resolve non-compliance by writing to employers who have failed to comply with the gender pay gap reporting regulations. This will include employers who have submitted data that has not been calculated in accordance with the regulations as well as employers who have failed to publish any data at all.The Commission will send enforcement letters on 9 April and employers will then have 28 days to comply before a formal investigation takes place and an unlawful act notice is issued. Employers who continue to fail to comply with the gender pay gap reporting regulations will ultimately receive an unlimited fine that is decided by the courts.For 2018-2019, the Commission aims to initiate enforcement action against all employers who have not reported their pay gap data.Rebecca Hilsenrath, chief executive officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “Employers with 250 or more staff still have time to report their gender pay gap. The clock is ticking and with just 10 days to go, those who haven’t reported really are entering the last chance saloon. This is not optional; it is the law and we will be full enforcing against all [organisations] that do not report.“This legislation is in place to bring about better gender equality in the workplace and any employer not complying needs to ask themselves tough questions, re-think their priorities, be prepared for serious reputational damage, and be ready to face a very unhappy workforce.”Jemima Olchawski, head of policy and insight at the Fawcett Society, added: “The gender pay gap represents a productivity gap. It’s bad for women who lose out on potential earnings and career opportunities but also bad for businesses who are failing to properly recruit, promote and reward women. Pay gap reporting is an opportunity to look at the data, understand the cause and nature of the gap in an organisation and develop a plan to close it.”
Kozhikode (Kerala):Congress President Rahul Gandhi has invited 25 leaders from the Congress and the IUML to help him prepare a roadmap for the overall development of his constituency Wayanad, a party leader said on Wednesday. Those called to meet him in Delhi on Friday include state Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, district Congress presidents of Wayanad, Kozhikode and Malappuram as well as some Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leaders. “Rahul Gandhi has indicated that he wants to bring systematic development in his constituency keeping in mind its environment,” Kozhikode district Congress President T. Sidiq said here. “His offices in the constituency would also be streamlined to see speedy redressal of issues that the people face,” said Sidiq.