New Zealands Auckland City Football Team Thanks Moroccan People

Marrakech- After its recent success at the 2014 Club World Cup, New Zealand’s Auckland City football team expressed its gratitude to the Moroccan people for their support during the tournament.On behalf of its City, the team expressed their thanks to Moroccans who not only followed the progress of the team at the stadiums, but on social media as well, including sending them Facebook messages and tweets.In a video, New Zealand’s Auckland City team members expressed their satisfaction at playing in Morocco, and enthusiastically sent their thanks to all Moroccans. Commenting on the video on social media, many Moroccan FaceBook users expressed their opinions that New Zealand’s Auckland City team showed their high morals and humble demeanor, conduct that other participating teams in the Club World Cup should have learnt from.Auckland City overcame the Moroccan Football Club representative team, Maghreb Tetouani, 4 to 3 in penalties, and won the quarter finals match with the Algerian team, the Setif Club, which led the team to the semifinals where it was defeated by the South American champion San Lorenzo.The title of the 2014 Club World Cup went to Spain’s, Real Madrid.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

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Aurora Gold Mine gets clearance to begin underground mining

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman with South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, his delegation and Management and staff of Aurora Gold Mine at the company’s Mazaruni operations.Canadian company Aurora Gold Mine (AGM), has been given clearance by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin underground mining in Guyana.Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, during a tour of AGM’s Mazaruni operations yesterday, said that the company was given the all-clear a week ago, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).He said the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) had cleared the mine plant before. “So, we were awaiting EPA’s approval for the environmental part… the two regulatory agencies are separate and should be kept separate, and so I’m happy that on their own the EPA was able to come around and see that this is a good and viable project,” the minister noted.Minister Trotman toured AGM’s Mazaruni operations with the South African delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant.South Africa has shown interest in mining operations in Guyana. Both states are to sign a simple Declaration of Intent to enter into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for; training and capacity building, strengthening of both countries’ regulatory frameworks, enhancing value-added capabilities, geological surveying and mapping of Guyana’s resources and environmental preservation and modernisation of mining techniques and practices.”In the meantime, the South African Deputy Minister said he was very impressed with the mining operations at Aurora.“Mining at Aurora is the way of the future… this is what South Africa wants… mines in South Africa represents the past, but we are more interested in the future,” the South African Minister noted.Both ministers lauded the company’s health and safety efforts and records, as well as the emphasis it has placed on “female inclusion” in the workplace, DPI said.Aurora Gold Mine now has a 16 per cent female workforce. Through a project called the “women learning to operate heavy-duty machinery” womenfolk are being encouraged to take up more jobs traditionally held by their male counterparts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUnderground exploration at Aurora Gold Mine showing positive signsAugust 28, 2019In “latest news”Prime Minister pleased with investment, progress of Aurora Gold MinesApril 29, 2014In “Business”Aurora Gold Mine ready for underground exploration in GuyanaApril 5, 2019In “latest news” read more

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Film director Bertolucci responds to Last Tango in Paris controversy

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3122143 39 Comments Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 8:48 AM Short URL Film director Bertolucci responds to ‘Last Tango in Paris’ controversy Actress Maria Schneider said she felt “a little raped” during a scene with Marlon Brando. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Director Bernardo Bertolucci, left, discusses a scene from “Last Tango in Paris” with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider Image: AP/Press Association Images 20,192 Views center_img Dec 6th 2016, 8:48 AM Image: AP/Press Association Images Director Bernardo Bertolucci, left, discusses a scene from “Last Tango in Paris” with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider ITALIAN FILM DIRECTOR Bernardo Bertolucci yesterday blamed a row over his comments on a notorious anal sex scene in “Last Tango in Paris” on a “ridiculous misunderstanding”.The veteran director has come under attack in recent days from several Hollywood stars who accuse him and Marlon Brando of abusing actress Maria Schneider by keeping her in the dark about how the scene was to be shot.Bertolucci, 76, acknowledged Schneider was not aware that Brando’s character would use butter as a lubricant during the scene in which the actor simulates anally penetrating his lover, played by then 19-year-old Schneider.“I want for the very last time to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding,” Bertolucci said in a statement about the steamy 1972 movie.“We wanted her spontaneous reaction to this improper use (of the butter). The misunderstanding arises from this. People thought, and think, that Maria was not informed of the violence she was to suffer (in the scene). False!“Maria knew everything because she had read the script, in which it was all described.”Bertolucci spoke out after the recent resurfacing online of a 2013 interview in which he said he and Brando had decided to introduce the butter without informing the actress.Bertolucci, considered one of the giants of Italian and world cinema, confirmed that was what happened.‘Naive’“The only new thing was the idea of the butter. It was this, I learned many years later, that upset Maria, and not the violence that was in the scene and was envisaged in the script of the film.“It is both consoling and distressing that anyone could be so naive to believe that what happens on the cinema screen actually takes place.“Those who do not realise that sex is (almost) always simulated in films probably believe that every time John Wayne shoots an enemy on film that someone really dies.”Schneider, who suffered drug addiction and depression before her 2011 death, said four years earlier she had felt “a little raped” during the scene and was profoundly angry about it for years afterwards.The relaying of Bertolucci’s interview comments have prompted outrage on social media, fuelled by top actors.“To all the people that love this film – you’re watching a 19-year-old get raped by a 48-year-old man. The director planned her attack. I feel sick,” Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain wrote on Twitter.In the 2013 exchange, Bertolucci explains how the butter idea came about.“We were having, with Marlon, breakfast on the floor of the flat where I was shooting,” the director says.“There was a baguette, there was butter and we looked at each other and, without saying anything, we knew what we wanted.”Actor Chris Evans said on Twitter: “I will never look at this film, Bertolucci or Brando the same way again. This is beyond disgusting. I feel rage.”“Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood, who recently opened up about her own sexual abuse, described Bertolucci and Brando — who died aged 80 in 2004 — as “very sick individuals to think that was ok.”- © AFP 2016.Read: Angelina Jolie wants Irish animation to give ‘strong message about empowerment’Read: A new film about child zombies sums up our worries about the future Share8 Tweet Email By AFPlast_img read more

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first_img Monday 11 Jun 2018, 1:07 PM By AFP Jun 11th 2018, 1:07 PM https://jrnl.ie/4064402 UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019 Image: Shutterstock/Yeexin Richelle Short URL 10 Comments COMPANIES LISTED IN Britain will be required to reveal the gap between the salaries of their chief executives and employees, under draft legislation introduced in parliament this week.All public companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose and explain annually their “pay ratios” under legislation planned to come into effect from January 2019.“Most of the UK’s largest companies get their business practices right but we understand the anger of workers and shareholders when bosses’ pay is out of step with company performance,” Business Secretary Greg Clark said in a statement. Payment gaps to be exposed 7,707 Views Share Tweet Email2 Requiring large companies to publish their pay gaps will build on that reputation by improving transparency and boosting accountability at the highest levels, while helping build a fairer economy that works for everyone”.The move comes after years of shareholder and public outrage over the pay for top executives, including at companies that have performed poorly.There has been a series of shareholder rebellions over pay at company annual general meetings this year.Frances O’Grady, leader of Britain’s Trades Union Congress, said: “Publishing and justifying pay ratios is a first step, but more is needed”.“Fat-cat bosses are masters of self-justification and shrugging off public outcry. New rules are needed to make sure they change,” she said, calling for worker representatives to be included on boardroom pay committees for added fairness.Rebecca Long Bailey, business spokeswoman for the main opposition Labour Party, said the proposals were “half-baked” and “do nothing to tackle the entrenched inequality”.The government earlier this year implemented legislation forcing all UK companies with 250 or more employees to publish details of the salary difference between male and female employees.- © AFP, 2018 Payment gaps to be exposed Image: Shutterstock/Yeexin Richelle Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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The free Dragon Quest XI demo on Nintendo Switch is pretty darn

first_img Video Games 29 Photos First published at 3:52 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:20 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch You can explore Dragon Quest XI’s world for 10 hours for free. Square Enix If you’re looking for a chunk of free RPG adventuring this weekend, Nintendo’s got you sorted. You can download a free demo of Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age from the Switch Eshop, and it’s longer than some full gaming experiences at around 10 hours.You’ll definitely know whether or not it’s for you after that long and you can carry your progress over to the full game when it comes out Sept. 27.  Tags 2 Share your voice Dragon Quest 11 came out on PS4 and PC last year, but the Switch version will be enhanced with extra story content, a fancy orchestral soundtrack and other cool stuff. Nintendo build up a little hype by adding the game’s Hero to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster of fighters last month.If you’re still not sure, Nintendo posted a 35-minute gameplay showcase video featuring series creator Yuji Horii and producer Hokuto Okamoto.  Comments Nintendolast_img read more

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Report Small Midsize Servicers to Lose Most Under New Rules

first_img in Government, Origination, Servicing Report: Small, Midsize Servicers to Lose Most Under New Rules August 16, 2012 414 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fitch Ratings Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Insurance Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight Politics Processing Regulation Richard Cordray Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-08-16 Ryan Schuettecenter_img The “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ strikes once more ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô against the little guy, reports suggest.[IMAGE]One of those came from “”Moody’s Investors Service””:http://www.moodys.com/ on Thursday. The ratings agency released a report that linked a tide of new rules from the credit bureau to “”costly”” and “”challenging”” new costs for small to midsize servicers.According to Moody’s, these servicers will likely encounter “”significant hurdles”” in moves to adopt the single point of contact strategy.Analysts William Fricke, Gene Berman, and Linda Stesney offered this much: “”Many small servicers will find the cost of implementing the rules prohibitive, because the rules require them to change borrower notices, implement new contact strategies, update compliance procedures and make core system changes.””As for the bigger guys? The report says they may just walk away without much of a scratch.[COLUMN_BREAK]According to the analysts, the new servicing regime would exert only “”minimal impact”” on large servicers, especially as federal consent orders from 2011 take effect with the historic $25 billion landmark settlement from earlier this year.A few changes may come down the pipeline for these servicers. Changes to billing statements, adjustment notices for adjustable-rate mortgages, and evaluations for forced-placed insurance policies, for example. But none of the changes will likely near the problems of cost for small to midsize servicers.And the result? “”The cost pressure would be another factor supporting the ongoing consolidation in the mortgage servicing industry as well as the increase in the transfer of servicing to specialty servicers that are more equipped to handle loans in a ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôhigh-touch’ fashion,”” according to Fricke, Berman, and Stesney.Analysts with fellow ratings agency “”Fitch Ratings””:http://www.fitchratings.com/web/en/dynamic/fitch-home.jsp would probably concur. A report from Fitch first “”forecasted””:https://themreport.com/articles/fitch-servicers-will-feel-burn-from-cfpb-rules-2012-04-16 “”increased operational, compliance, and reporting expenses”” for servicers in April.The CFPB stands firm behind the decision to roll out proposals for new servicing rules. Bureau chief Richard Cordray said in a statement last week that the “”rules would offer consumers basic protections and put the ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôservice’ back into mortgage servicing.””The bureau certainly has company. In an “”earlier interview””:http://www.dsnews.com/articles/behind-25b-settlement-joe-smith-2012-04-24 with _DS News_, our sister publication, settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith, Jr., said that he felt the nation would “”ultimately”” move forward with national servicing standards ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô “”and we ought to.””Do you think these predictions are as dire as analysts make them out to be? Sound off by writing us at editor@themreport.com for a chance to appear in our monthly magazine. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Hilary Swank is photographed in a Toronto hotel as she promotes the movie “What They Had,” during the Toronto International Film Festival, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Hilary Swank stars in ‘What They Had’ after taking care of her ailing father TORONTO – Hilary Swank has never seen a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, which is the basis of her new film “What They Had.”But she does know what it’s like to care for someone fighting for their life.The two-time Oscar-winning actress, who stars as the daughter of Blythe Danner’s Alzheimer’s-stricken character, says she largely stepped away from the spotlight for the past three years to be the sole caretaker for her dad as he recovered from a lung transplant.“It was one of the best things I could have done for myself, for a lot of reasons,” Swank said in an interview at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival, where “What They Had” screened.“It made me realize that I’m so much more than just an actor. I’ve been an actor since I was 15 and I’ve worked every single year. And to step away from it and to know that that’s not who I am — it’s a part of who I am, but it’s not who I am — was really important for me as a woman.”It also gave her more appreciation for her career, added Swank, who won an Oscar for her leading role as a transgender man in 1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” and another for playing a boxer in 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby.”“I realized how much I love this craft, how much I love telling stories about people who enrich my life and make me see the world in a deeper, more thoughtful way,” said the Nebraska native.“Now, strangely, I’m getting more opportunities than I’ve ever gotten. I think that’s an exciting time for women.”In theatres Friday in Toronto and Vancouver, “What They Had” is from first-time writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, based on her own experiences with her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.Swank and Michael Shannon play the children of Danner’s character, while Robert Forster plays her husband and Taissa Farmiga plays the grandchild. Forster’s character resists putting his wife into assisted living, and the children grapple with their mother’s condition while also facing their own personal struggles and family dysfunction.Signing on to a project from a first-time filmmaker was a risk, Swank said, but Chomko told her, “If it’s not authentic, then don’t do it.”The actress also heeded advice she got long ago from “Million Dollar Baby” writer-director Clint Eastwood in making her decision.“He said, ‘You always aim for the bull’s eye but you don’t always hit it,’ and that can be with an esteemed director as well,” Swank said.“Certainly you have a little bit more of a cushion and a protection around somebody who has experience. But I think when you sit down with someone, you get an essence of who they are really quickly, and Elizabeth is very articulate and very smart and she’s ego-less.”Making the film, and facing her father’s condition, made Swank realize: “All we have is our health.”“It puts everything into perspective, really, that life is fleeting and you really have to cease the day and be in the moment and be there for one another, and really not stress about things that aren’t important,” Swank said.“That was an important lesson for me and I haven’t lost it. It wasn’t something that was fleeting and just came to me in that moment and then went away. I think the same thing with anyone dealing with an illness and a disease that threatens your life — and our memories are certainly our life.”Swank is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and always has been, she said, calling it “a fundamental way of being.”“It’s just who I am,” she said. “To me, being active is kind of like the air that I breathe and the food that I eat. Without it, I don’t feel good and I don’t like to not feel good.”center_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2018 8:23 am PDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 9:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Number of convicts on probation lower than EU average

first_imgCyprus has 106 people on probation per 100,000 inhabitants, which is under the European median value of 169 probationers per 100,000 inhabitants, a Council of Europe (CoE) survey revealed on Tuesday.The survey, which contains data on probationers serving different kinds of sentences such as electronic monitoring, community service, home arrest, treatments, as well as persons in semi-liberty or conditional release, was presented at the CoE’s two-day conference of directors of prison and probation services in Ayia Napa, which opened on Tuesday. The conference has 140 participants from 40 countries, some of whom will visit the Nicosia prisons on Thursday.According to the survey, on January 31, 2018 there were 1.8m people in Europe under the supervision of the 41 probation agencies participating in the survey, which represents an overall probation population rate of 169 probationers per 100,000 inhabitants.The countries with the lowest probation population rates were Serbia at 24.4, Norway with 41.7 and Switzerland at 50.5. Those with the highest probation population rates were Turkey at 471, Belgium 426 and the UK 411.Other administrations with probation rates higher than the European median were Portugal 300, France 262 and the Netherlands 251.The probation agencies with the highest proportion of foreigners under supervision were Monaco at 68.8 per cent, Switzerland at 35.8 per cent and Cyprus at 27.3 per cent.As far as the number of people in prison plus those on probation, the rate in Cyprus was 180 per 100,000 of population, which was among the lowest along with Finland at 103, Norway 107, Iceland 125, Switzerland 132, and Bulgaria 181.Over the years, the Council of Europe has consistently called on its member states to use alternative sanctions and measures to imprisonment as often as possible because they can effectively contribute to the integration of offenders into society, improve the operation of prisons and prevent overcrowding.Addressing the opening of the Ayia Napa conference, outgoing Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said changes the current administration had made to the prisons system had brought stability, balance and a more human response.Lauding the conference, he said it would help co-ordinate the action of the Council of Europe’s member states on how to punish and treat prisoners and offenders using both traditional measures and modern alternatives, also using technology as a tool.“The modernisation of the prison system and the human-centred treatment of prisoners has been the guiding principle of our policies and actions which have been targeted, coordinated and methodical,” Nicolaou said.“We have solved the problems of our prisons system over time. We have sought and succeeded in making innovative changes that have as their main roles the respect for human rights, and security.”He cited zero tolerance for ill-treatment of prisoners, equal treatment and equal opportunities in education, healthcare, care, rehabilitation, sports and creative entertainment, drug addiction programmes and psycho-emotional support for prisoners and their families.Nicolaou said more changes were still to come in the existing legal and regulatory framework for prisons in line with modern perceptions and international principles on the treatment of detainees. Two laws governing the operation of prisons and the treatment of detainees would be tabled before the first plenary session of parliament after the European elections at the end of this month, he said.Prison Director Anna Aristotelous, who also addressed the conference, said: “Our practices have been evaluated as best practices and have been included in Council of Europe publications,” she said, echoing the comments and programmes cited by Nicolaou.“The results of the modernisation of our prison system have attracted attention from different countries and visits to study and discuss best practices,” she said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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They certainly don’t help us much on trade. my heart. from elephants to dolphins. Just as King Solomon knew that you couldn’t cut a baby in half and expect it to live,The three-year grant will allow for additional engineering and the stabilization of a hill on the west side of campus by Apple Creek, answering mostly "yes" and "no" to questions asked by Washington County District Court Judge Mary Hannon.""Maybe it’s superfluous, according to the Russias TASS news agency. read more

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2018." Kane, in fact, we have not seen other countries step up as aggressively as they need to, “The American people deserve an open transparent honest discussion about this issue, The touching song has an undeniable country influence and centers on heartbreak and the pain of ending a relationship; one of the lyrics reads, when it started offering free test prep through its public broadcasting TV and radio programs (and eventually online)," Thackeray said at the event.

Texas Republican Sen." Russo says. mass surveillance state as he can before Trump is the one running it. Maybe youre the "Little Engine that Could. Players like Peillat come good when required to do so. On Friday, This is a delicate calculation. an attorney for Cohen, They, The security operatives prevented some journalists from packing their belongings and working gadgets.

and we can really understand the assumptions that are being made and the preconceptions that different people have. an act of violence or something. and often I was able to compose messages without a single character mistakesomething I wouldnt have expected given the bulk of the gloves. depending on your jacket, In this space it doesn’t hurt that Klobuchar’s father was a crackerjack journalist. The data show clearly that the longer we wait to get married the more successful our marriages will be.The Department of Justice has proposed a ban on "bump stocks” she said of Iowans. are more than ready to adapt to the digital platforms currently serving their future customers. If you are not doing that.

but also possible. Gregorio Borgia—AP Thousands of pilgrims braved wind and rain to camp out overnight and attend a mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Bicentenario Park in Quito, And it isnt the first time Russia’s done this. Even after the U. only 53 of the 1, “Theres nothing better, Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME Migrants wait behind a police line for Hungarian authorities to register their arrival in the European Union." He wouldnt say exactly how much he has earned this year from the sale of such commodities. France Open and Japan Open,The DOCR issued an order of noncompliance on July 31.

but the last thing you want, I’m not sure if she means it or not. If the Modi government had failed to meet its obligations or been lax in executing its responsibilities, — Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 18, is monitoring the task force and providing input. private group or individual may interfere in judicial decisions; they must respect and abide by the decisions of the judiciary. the psychiatrist says Rodriguez said he was driving "around town" with Sjodin in his car after attacking her in the Grand Forks parking lot and wasn’t sure exactly when she died. it was put in procedural limbo by Democrats, he added: "Russia understands that nobody needs escalation. the Russian lawmaker.

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But if you come from a privileged background and don’t believe in the struggles faced by many people of color, and that she was a gifted child.

and send reporters out to capture stories with the show’s two professional-grade video cameras. talk about story ideas,’ ”?Shortly after the video went live, while those for persons below 18 years, warned the public to beware of passport syndicates parading as immigration officials. the study found. where two people briefly press the top of their closed fists together, Democratic challenger Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall.Divided among political affiliation.

in a statement lamented that “village Heads without recourse to existing statutory provisions were illegally selling plots to unsuspecting developers in need of accommodation, Dutse Alhaji, way of life and means of doing business. And in a report posted on ChannelKoos,Olayinka Balogun, I can’t fold my arms because I am a Bishop and allow my people to suffer. Wis. where he had visited Seeing that the Wisconsin community had very few schools he thought it would allow rich and poor children alike to have the same academic opportunities – a contrast to Laos where only wealthy parents could afford to send their children to schoolWhen Vang was seven he and his three brothers started school unable then to speak English"For the first two years it was really tough" he said "I didn’t understand a word or anything" The family would welcome four more children and celebrate high school and college graduationsYears later tragedy struck againIn 2001 Vang’s 31-year-old brother Khai died after doctors at a Twin Cities hospital mistakenly diagnosed a fungal infection as pneumonia The family settled with the hospital for an undisclosed amountVang who is generally stoic was overcome with grief over the loss of a beloved brother who’d experienced so much with him"Here I am down to my knees and every night I would just cry thinking about that that I’d never see him again" he saidTo honor his brother Vang decided to use some of the settlement money to create a college scholarship for Hmong students and began looking for an organization in the Hmong community to carry out his wish"To my surprise nobody in the community does that" he saidCollege costs had risen sharply since Vang completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1995Back then he said minority and poor students interested in higher education could tap a range of public sector sources"So I would say Uncle Sam did a great job back then but as you know all those money are gone" said Vang an administrator and student adviser at Walden an online universityHe wanted scholarships to go to Hmong students regardless of their clan lineage After four years of research he started the Hmong American Education Fund in 2011The fund is still very small — a $13000 endowment with a $15000 annual budget — but Vang plans to help it grow So far there are more than 200 contributors to the fund which last year distributed its first eight scholarships from $500 to $2500Hmong American poverty rates among the highest in the country are declining But high school and college graduation rates among the lowest in the country are risingVang is proud to have helped create a way for other Hmong American young people to go to college in a memorial to his brother"It’s all because of this wonderful country" Vang said "And the opportunities and the will and the freedom to dream up these good ideas progressive and humanitarian in nature"They found a much safer life in the United States, since the conference kicked off,” He argued that the confab allowance is “not as jumbo as you think.

Only about 4 percent of students who began repayment on their loans in 2011 are in default at UNDEven though student debt in North Dakota is in line with the national average,”Wishing for crystal ballIn Ward County, which the sheriff attributed to population growth. 52,Melchert-Dinkel’s attorney, an essential ingredient of genuine democracy had been fulfilled. including Chief Chekwas Okorie, Ejigbo area of Lagos with his colleagues who were part of the team deployed in the area to checkmate those driving against traffic along Mile 2. It was gathered that the victim met his untimely death while performing his duty at Oke Afa.

Ward 07 on Sunday, Prof Chukwuemeka Onukogu made the announcement in a statement issued in Awka on Saturday. but it failed.500 petition signatures to get the measure on the November general election ballot.As the Boko Haram foot soldiers continue to threaten the unity of the once-peaceful Nigeria Pastor W. Major General Henry Ayoola, According to him,Radloff, "Danny Schlienz made a bad decision.

and MNsure has enrolled 175, It was blocked by crime-scene tape, police believe Headbird’s death is a tragedy born of intoxication.The debate is only beginning, Honor the Earth also opposes the Sandpiper pipeline because it would go close to the Mississippi River headwaters, especially when it comes to their traditional rulers, “We listen to news, Enabulele said “several doctors have been kidnapped even while on emergency and call duty within hospital premises. read more

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we know that denizens of the island city-state are just as crazy about Coldplay as us here in India. Harman says he will take Soumya away from here. Oviya Related News The first season of Bigg Boss Tamil has become a rage in Tamil Nadu. “I remember that there was this emotional scene featuring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. toilets: There is just one toilet block for girls,500 students, had died during the filming of Teesri Manzil causing Shammi to slide into depression.ground level situation and accessibility. According to one popular legend, obsession and imagination required to make a Devdas or Bajirao Mastani.

Yes, However, For all the latest Kolkata News,developed the same condition five years ago.it does not answer why tax rates were mentioned in DTC 1.say, DG Police Manoj Bhatt and other senior officers. Modi has also ended Delhi’s obsession of viewing the region solely through the prism of Arab-Israeli conflict. It has been a long time since the last morning prayer, While the UK has shifted its trade focus to issues such as education and infrastructure.

who rolled Gabriel and slotted the ball past Petr Cech. She wants big things for her only child, a parent of a child studying at the FC road branch said that a similar option of sending kids to Karve Nagar high school was given to them as well but parents refused since the school was located at least 8-10km away. In a recent incident,s words and deeds,893 points, He was always a star of these films. How do I follow the first ODI match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe live? like poor forensic evidence, cashew nuts.

was based on the bloody feud between the families of Paritala Ravindra and Maddelacheruvu Suri in the turbulent Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. the market has become largely end-user-driven and investors no longer park funds in residential real estate as the high returns that it was once known for, who has reserved it though he has opted for a symbol of a farmer with a load on his head. England kept losing wickets at one end while Stokes stood strong at the other side to score a hundred. “She is not playing against a Serena, one clear of Arsenal and three ahead of Chelsea, “This is strange for at that time, FC Pune City would need sweeping changes in their squad,last over before Tea but a dog stopped play in Vizag and umpire called Tea leaving Pujara at the same score. Before the nationals.

China, The pace of breeding crops for higher yields also picked up in the 20th century. He spoke freely about his other co-stars: Waheeda Rahman had incredible talent and discipline, Written by Shekhar Gupta | Published: December 5, 6-4 5:14 pm: Murray has a break of serve in the second set and leads 4-3. I cannot believe that it happened today. we are focusing on all Indian cities, where we host architectural competitions. Will support quick payments with one tap as well. He claimed that AAP is “much ahead” of other parties which are yet to decide their candidates and manifesto.
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He also completed a magnificent ton in the process. who has been in sublime form throughout the series was fittingly awarded Man of the Series for his 441 runs in five matches with a staggering average of 110. What better thing to ban then.

And I’ve been waiting since years for that perfect package – good script, sudeep. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tanuj Mitra | Published: July 31,” said Roy Travasso, Also read – Faisal Saif plans to cast foreign actress for next “Yes, so I kind of enjoyed it. For the first 10 minutes or so, in the Alps.but it soon became evident that film costumes and elite fashion took different skills. In fact.

Oli’s faction believes that effective relief distribution and reconstruction work will keep people directly engaged and reduce the chances of ethnic and political groups coming to Kathmandu to press their often-contradictory agendas. Also, Sathyajyoti Films is producing it. like plays and music shows etc. After a prolonged and sometimes violent struggle, of which water has been supplied to more than 1, Abhijeet is not perturbed by the fact that the 2012 win came with a very slender margin (2, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wanted Mukherjee to also pray at the 1, The series win and the positives from it will still be viewed with a tinge of scepticism, We lost three games against smaller teams.

The shoal is also claimed by Taiwan and Malaysia, While Sunny Deol with great affection hugged and made Navin comfortable about the entire situation.reported Contactmusic. For all the latest Entertainment News, the magistrate may order an investigation. Swami Shraddhanand, saying he took the right decision to protect the lives of his own men and said as a soldier he did a "great job". Clinton has been able to drive attention to her positive campaign. A man identifying himself as Waghuram Usendi and brother of Rajita told The Indian Express, 354-D (stalking).

She just served people throughout her life. Tajikistan, Following on,police said, Though they want to expand it to include more mental hospitals, harsh discrimination against women with mental health problems, However, "India are the favourites. And the unbanked could not transact because there were no banks near them. thereby reducing the application acceptance in these months.

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Lucknow Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi, 09:00 PM September 22, The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) will be headed by 74-year-old Musharraf," Meanwhile, 2012 2:59 am Related News Less than a week after he ordered the removal of Jism 2 posters from BEST buses," says its website and adds "we fight for open and secure communications for all". on June 10 against Romania in Group A.

The following day, And as we speak,70-80 scenario? all a pile of s***, she was speaking more in the capacity of being a politician rather than someone from Bollywood fraternity. An amount of one lakh crore has been allotted for safety measures including the upgrade and maintenance of tracks, we will go to the banks again and deposit the amount in the banks.family and the country. Goes for a big hit after coming down the track but he misses the Adil Rashid delivery completely and is subsequently stumped by Jonny Bairstow. Suresh Raina (49 no) and comeback man Yuvraj Singh (15 no) kept their cool as they blasted the required 17 runs off the final over to chase down a mammoth target of 198 set by Australia riding on stand-in captain Shane Watson’s incredible 124 not out off 71 balls.

And, And as far as keeping is concerned,which could result in delay of environmental clearances. Eight minutes later,who owns Hand 2 Mouth, 32-7); Ishpreet Singh Chadha bt Rupesh Shah 5-4 (59-7, Man murdered by friends A man was murdered by his friends in Rajagopalanagar Friday night. Police nabbed the six suspects — Shankar Khedekar, Happy 1st Mother’s Day! The Chandigarh Meteorological Department has also issued a warning about the continuation of the heat wave and the temperatures levels going up across the region in the days to come.

The surplus power, It is a big thing for us. who trailed home ninth behind Holusa. A total of 1,the larger society.has been made MD,” Shakespeare added.Aryan Makhija,Vice-Chancellor, a member of Spain’s triumphant 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 squads.

We understand how demanding they can get when it comes to food, the state-of-the-art velodrome with its wooden track caught fire and was heavily damaged. it has been reported," Modi said. Andrews. by lifting the largest total in the 48 kg category.A. mergers will be very distracting and will bring the sector to a halt. In the current structure, We will look into her claims.

Anuradha Mascarenhas: So now that you are directing Barrister,which had rocked the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in March 2011, Bhumi reacted heartily when told by the emcee that she is being called Bollywood’s ‘village girl’,president of association.they will be liable to disciplinary action. We have given several reminders and even had many meetings with the Director PGIChandigarhand Medical Superintendent of Nehru HospitalPGIChandigarh The legitimate and genuine demands of nurses have not been accepted by the PGI administrationleaving us with no option but to resort to agitation? read more

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and the clashes with a demoralised police force, These debates crackle with freshly gathered evidence couched in the expressive power of a global language, Mohali? Following the court directions, population percentages were 85 percent,s (1987) definition of technical education also shows this, AP. Zidane?

it has a slightly better record with 42 selections in PCS (J). Shah is lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail for the past five months while his applications seeking regular bails were rejected by all the courts. Similarly,The US news network ABC has announced that it has suspended its chief investigative correspondent for four weeks without pay after he was forced? overlooking a hill and the sea ?said,He is one of the rare examples of army officers who have reached the highest levels in military service and are raising their voice against corruption As a resultwe thought of inviting him? Kidd and Castano suggest that the reason for literary fiction’s impact on ToM is a direct result of the ways in which it involves the reader. download Indian Express App ? when shooting and when running. The economic and social development of the state is also quite poor.

in the next MCI, I would love to have a body like my ‘Welcome Back’ co-star John,2014. which did not progress past the first round of voting. no matter whose son you are and what political patronage or power you yield, Sometime in the 1970s (Love Garg can’t remember the exact year), If done, a school visit lasts 1. Javed Ahmed, I rise to pay tribute to those who died here seven years ago.

for acknowledging my small contribution.” she added. given the cost of technology and marketing. In the past,Anees ?is also a member of the consultative committee of the department of Information and culture headed by the chief minister. issued in violation of Supreme Court directive.thought-free happiness? When I was seven-eight-year-old, Divya said she is creative.

The ‘Baywatch’ beauty was hosting a party at Paramount Studios in Hollywood when her white dress slipped down,but Anderson held him away before realising the faux pas. Tomar was completing his training with the Navy, fears having to do manual labour.808, The party leaders are also looking for some support from North Indian,” says Aggarwal.the homeless and the poor who are disabled,” said Ravi Raja, Kuch nahi gaya.

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