Liberals not ruling out joining US on ballistic missile defence Sajjan

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government is taking its time deciding how to protect Canada from ballistic missiles as part of a larger review of North American defences, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan revealed Wednesday.“When we look at what BMD (ballistic missile defence) is, what the threats are, we need to actually spend more time to making sure that we do get this right,” Sajjan said outside the House of Commons.The comments are the first confirmation that the Liberals have not ruled out asking the U.S. to participate in its continental missile shield, which Canada famously opted not to join after a national debate in 2005.Sajjan insisted Canada’s official position has not changed, and that ballistic missiles are only one threat being considered as the government prepares to talk to the U.S. about upgrading North American defences.“What I don’t want is people to get fixated on one thing,” he said. “When we look at North American defence, there are other threats out there that we need to make sure we have a proper system in place.”But he said the threat to Canada from ballistic missiles “is real,” and that they will be on the agenda when Canadian and U.S. officials meet to talk about upgrading the North American Aerospace Defence Command, known as Norad.“We will monitor this threat and make sure that Canadian security is protected,” Sajjan said.Hours earlier, federal Conservatives called on the government to start immediate talks with the U.S. about joining its ballistic-missile — something the Tories themselves refused to do during their near-decade in power.Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole explained his party’s change of heart by pointing to North Korea’s recent sabre-rattling, as well as revelations last month that official U.S. policy is to not defend Canada from a ballistic missile attack.“The last six months have been a game changer,” O’Toole said. “Accordingly, we’re urging the government to fill the one gap that exists in North American defence.”North Korea has conducted several provocative nuclear and ballistic missile tests in recent months and some fear Canada could be caught in the middle of a conflict between that country and the U.S.Those fears grew after Norad deputy commander Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand revealed to a parliamentary committee last month that the official U.S. position is not to intercede in a missile attack on Canada.St-Amand acknowledged U.S. officials could ultimately intervene, but such a decision would be made “in the heat of the moment,” meaning it was not guaranteed.The U.S. actually invited Canada to join its continental missile-shield system more than a decade ago, but then-prime minister Paul Martin opted against it in 2005 following a divisive national debate.Canada has been on the sidelines ever since as the U.S. spent more than $100 billion building a series of land- and sea-based interceptors to stop the type of limited attack North Korea might launch.One of the big questions facing any discussion with the U.S. about missile defence will be how much Canada should contribute to the controversial program, whose actual effectiveness has been questioned.But Sajjan said any costs would be part of upgrading Norad and the North Warning System radar network, which together allow Canada and the U.S. monitor North America’s air and water approaches.It is only a matter of time before North Korea can directly attack North America, former national security adviser Richard Fadden warned Wednesday at a conference hosted by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.“The discussion is academic whether they can do it today or tomorrow or next week, because they’re going to be able to do it,” said Fadden, who has advised both Harper and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Fadden lamented the lack of political discourse over whether the government plans to address the threat.“The (prime minister) and ministers have gone out of their way since the policy became public not to talk about it except to say everything is on the table, but nothing is on the table,” Fadden said.“We can do a whole variety of things. But not talking about it, it seems to me, is unhelpful.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Acts such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Lynyrd Skynyrd had been set to perform.Eventbrite says it will “continue to aggressively pursue the return of funds from the festival’s creators,” but that the company believed fans deserve their money back now.Roxodus wristbands began arriving in festivalgoers’ mailboxes last month and included tap payment technology built into them.Organizers urged people to load money onto their accounts, saying the event would be cashless.A spokeswoman for Eventbrite says those wristbands were fulfilled by Intellitix, which is also issuing refunds.Representatives for event organizer MF Live did not immediately respond to emails.The Canadian Press Twitter TORONTO — The online retailer that sold passes to Roxodus says it is refunding ticketholders after the music festival was cancelled a week before it was set to get underway.Eventbrite says it is making the refunds after trying and failing to get a hold of the event’s organizers.Roxodus was supposed to begin in Clearview, Ont., on July 11, but organizers recently announced that they were cancelling the event because “tremendously rainy weather” made it difficult to ready the grounds. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wholesale prices up 03 pct in March a hint of inflation

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. wholesale prices increased 0.3 per cent in March, driven higher by the largest increase in food costs in nearly four years.The Labor Department said Tuesday that the March gain in the producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, followed a 0.2 per cent rise in February and a 0.4 per cent jump in January.Food prices at the wholesale level surged 2.2 per cent, the biggest increase since April 2014, with many categories showing gains. Energy costs, however, fell 2.1 per cent as gasoline prices dropped 3.7 per cent, the largest monthly decline since last May.Over the past 12 months, wholesale prices have risen 3 per cent, the fastest annual pace since last November and another sign that inflation pressures have started to increase after years of being dormant.Rising food prices are tied to weather that affected crops, but analysts still believe the report shows that inflation pressures are beginning to increase.“The numbers aren’t yet alarming, but neither can we say with any confidence that (wholesale) inflation has peaked,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, was up 0.3 per cent in March, and 2.7 per cent over the past 12 months.The Federal Reserve last month increased its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point and signalled that it expected to raise rates a total of three times this year, the same number of rate hikes it delivered in 2017. However, many economists believe that stronger economic growth and a rise in inflation pressures will end up pushing the Fed to slightly accelerate its pace of rate hikes to four increases this year.The big increase in food costs reflected widespread gains across a number of categories with fish prices jumping 62.5 per cent, the biggest gain since 2014, while egg prices were up 41.6 per cent and vegetable costs rose 31.5 per cent.last_img read more

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Facebook Instagram Go Down Again Today

By Mustapha KamelRabat- Once again experiencing issues, users of the Facebook-owned social network reported problems for the second day in a row. Facebook has also been experiencing trouble with newsfeeds and posting.Down Detector has registered hundreds of reports that Instagram is down, with the issues peaking at 1,300 reports. Out of those reported issues, some 66 percent of Instagram users were having issues with the newsfeed.When trying to access the website, users got a “5XX Server Error,” and the app displays the message, “Could not refresh feed.”Users have flooded social media sites, including Twitter, to share their dismay. One Instagram fan tweeted: “#instagram is down every one panic this is the end of the world run for you’re lives.”Some users say they have tried to delete the app and reinstall it, which caused even bigger issues.Read Also: 2030 World Cup: Portugal Has Not Received Trio Bid Proposal from SpainPosting a message on the Down Detector forum, one Instagram user said: “Can’t refresh the app this morning. Tried deleting and then download the app. Now can’t log at all.”Another confirmed: “Wouldn’t refresh the feed, upload a photo or let me comment. Deleted and reinstalled app, now saying there’s a problem their end and it won’t let me log on.” read more

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Canadas testing helped US Volkswagen probe but still no legal action here

OTTAWA — Two years after Canadian government testing helped the United States go after Volkswagen for faking the results of diesel-engine emissions tests, Canada says it is still unable to determine if Volkswagen broke the law in this country.An Environment Canada official speaking on background this week said it will likely be many more months before Canada’s investigation concludes.The delay is baffling to Canadian environment groups, which have taken Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to court in a bid to make sure the investigation is completed.“I don’t see why this is complicated,” said Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence. “The minister of environment owes Canadians an explanation.”Canada launched an investigation into Volkswagen’s diesel car sales on Sept. 22, 2015, the same day the German automaker admitted it had sold more than 11 million vehicles around the world equipped with software designed to dupe emissions testing equipment.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uncovered the scandal, which found the company’s claims about emissions from its diesel vehicles, well above tailpipe emissions standards in the U.S. and Canada, had in fact been falsified.Class-action suits in the U.S. and Canada have cost the company more than $16 billion. Six executives were charged criminally in the U.S. over the scandal, and seven months ago the company itself pleaded guilty in the United States to fraud, agreeing to pay more than $4 billion in fines.It now appears testing in Canada contributed to the U.S. case.Canadian documents obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act say vehicle testing done at Environment and Climate Change Canada’s laboratory in Ottawa “contributed to the United States Environment Protection Agency’s issuance of a second notice of violation in November 2015.”That month, the EPA accused Volkswagen of equipping 10,000 3.0-litre diesel engine vehicles in its Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche models with the defeating software. That notice came two months after a violation notice about 482,000 2.0-litre diesel engine cars sold since 2008 which were also equipped with the software.About 105,000 of the affected models were sold in Canada.Amir Attaran, the lawyer representing two groups suing Canada over the Volkswagen investigation, said the note suggests Canada has had its own data showing Volkswagen violated Canadian emissions standards for more than two years but still hasn’t done anything about it.“It’s not that we can say we don’t know the cars are violating the rules, because we’ve actually tested them at Environment Canada’s Ottawa lab,” he said.What’s left to determine is if Volkswagen will face any criminal penalties in Canada.Environment Canada officials say the case is complex and is taking a long time to complete, but if sufficient evidence is found, it will take “enforcement action.”“It is not uncommon for investigations into cases of this complexity to take time,” an official said in an email.In its press release when it launched the investigation more than two years ago, Environment Canada explicitly said defeating software devices are prohibited under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.Environmental Defence also alleges Volkswagen began selling the faulty 2015 diesel engine models this year without fully repairing them.Attaran said after a software upgrade mostly fixed the problems, the company got permission from the EPA to sell the cars in the U.S., provided it committed to fully repairing them with new hardware in 2018.He said there is no evidence the company received any approval to do that in Canada, and yet the models were put back on the sale floor this year.Environment Canada is investigating that allegation but told Environmental Defence “a year or more will be required” to complete it.— Follow @mrabson on Twitter read more

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Annan welcomes conclusion on constitutional framework for Kosovo

A spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement that Mr. Annan commended the “consultative and inclusive manner” in which the Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo had been elaborated.”The Secretary-General believes that there are adequate guarantees built into the Constitutional Framework to protect the rights and interests of all of Kosovo’s communities,” the statement said. Mr. Annan “strongly encourages all communities to participate in the electoral process and the interim institutions that will flow from these,” calling in particular on the Kosovo Serb community to register and take part in Kosovo-wide elections scheduled for 17 November.”It is now time to move forward the political agenda in Kosovo,” the spokesman said, stressing the Secretary-General’s hope that the elections would show that the future of the province “lies in the peaceful pursuit of the political process.” He added that the local leadership should “seize this opportunity to advance the interests of Kosovo in a peaceful and democratic manner.”The Constitutional Framework was signed today by the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Hans Haekkerup, at a ceremony in Pristina. Flanked by the Kosovo Albanian members of the Interim Administrative Council (IAC), Mr. Haekkerup called the Framework “a significant step forward: it does not address the final political solution, but it is a very important stepping stone for reaching final agreement at some stage.”All three Kosovo Albanian Members of the IAC said they would participate in the process outlined by the Framework, with two of them also expressing support for the document, UNMIK said. The Kosovo Serb IAC member did not attend the signing ceremony.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that more than 1,000 ethnic Albanians had fled to Kosovo from southern Serbia’s volatile Presevo area, amid new clashes between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbian security forces. The agency said it had urged Yugoslav and Serbian authorities, as well as the area’s ethnic Albanian leaders, to show maximum restraint ahead of a planned hand-over by NATO of parts of the Presevo area to Yugoslav forces on 24 May. read more

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Grab her p University student quoted Trump before raping girl court hears

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Penfold, of High Wycombe, Bucks, denies both rape charges and three charges of sexual assault.The female student, who was 18 at the time, told a jury she had repeatedly rejected advances from Penfold and at one stage reported him to university authorities. The pair had first met in September 2016.In a pre-recorded statement to police, she said: “He has been sexually assaulting me, light touch, since November [2016] and probably before that. “I would tell him that it was sexual assault and I would report him.” Penfold was quoting the US President, the court heardCredit:Chris McGrath/Getty Images Europe “He said, ‘Do you want me to make this quick?’. I nodded. It lasted less than five minutes,” she said. She then ordered him to leave and sent a message saying: “You knew how drunk I was. You knew I said No.” He replied that he was “really sorry”, the court heard.Under cross examination, the student was adamant the encounter was non-consensual, telling the court: “I very clearly was not consenting. I got the impression that afterwards he realised what he had done. It wasn’t consensual.”The charges relate to different dates between 1 October 2016 and 3 March 2017.Penfold is also accused of raping another female student, who had been on a night out beforehand.  He found it funny. I said that it wasn’t funny and asked him to leaveComplainant The student alleged she was raped by Penfold after a night out with friends in Lincoln city centre.She claimed the defendant had messaged her in the early hours of that night and she had agreed he could visit.The pair were watching Netflix together when he allegedly told her to take off her jeans, claiming she would feel more comfortable – then tried to kiss and touch her.As the night deepened, Penfold climbed on top of her, removed her underwear and raped her as she pleaded for him to stop, the court heard.  Penfold was quoting the US President, the court heard A university student sexually assaulted a woman after quoting Donald Trump’s “grab her by the p****” comment, a court has heard.Hugo Penfold allegedly grabbed the fellow student’s crotch on top of her clothes after quoting the US President, the court heard.She told the court: “He found it funny. I said that it wasn’t funny and asked him to leave.”Penfold is also accused of later raping the woman after a night out, a trial at Lincoln Crown Court was told. The student also faces a count of rape against another woman. The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – told a jury that she was “very clearly not consenting” when he began to have sex with her. Sarah Phelan, prosecuting, said: “Hugo Penfold asked if he could stay with her…she repeatedly told him to stop but he didn’t. She was extremely distressed by what happened and asked him to leave.”Penfold said all sexual contact with the women was consensual. The trial continues. read more

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Fathers Day cards made for LGBT parents multiply as campaigners call for

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Speaking to The Telegraph, Rumit Shah, a director at Cards Galore, which has more than 50 cards shops across the UK said: “We have a lot of different calls for different types of fathers. and father figures, such as uncles or stepfathers.“We understand there are lots of different family structures and we appreciate diversity and cultural needs. If there is a call for more LGBT card diversity then we’d be happy to stock them and it’s certainly something we’ll be looking into going forwards.”Nicola Miller, a spokesperson from Clintons said “At Clintons we’re proud to offer a wide variety of Father’s Day cards which cater for all sorts of situations. We’ve extended our ranges over the years, reflecting changing demographics, and will continue to do so as relationships of all kinds evolve.”Moonpig say they have plans to work closer with the LGBTQ+ community, and “continue to be open to new ideas and offer a variety of options for everyone.”They added that they are “moving away from some of those toxic assumptions of parenthood, love, gender and orientation; and continue to be true to the meaning of a real parent and child relationship.” A Father’s Day card aimed at men who have recently transitioned from being a womanCredit:Little Rainbow Paper Company A Father's Day card aimed at men who have recently transitioned from being a woman The site, based in Canada, but which ships to the UK, says: “Our cards are for everyone, but little rainbow paper co focuses on queer and quirky, LGBTQ cards and prints that help us celebrate our lives & relationships in meaningful ways.”It sells a card with a love heart painted in the light blue, pink and white colours of the transgender flag with the phrase “1st Father’s Day” – designed for parents who have transitioned. Another seller is marketing a card which reads: “Happy Father’s Day to the woman who raised me” which is described as “perfect for those raised by a transgendered parent or two mothers for whom they wish to acknowledge one of them especially for Father’s Day.”Other cards for sale online are aimed at gay fathers, with “Two dads are better than one”, “Happy Fathers Day, to my two dads because I’m lucky enough to have two of you” and  “Happy Father’s Gay!”Paperchase, which has hundreds of stores worldwide is selling Father’s Day cards for single mothers, one with the bold wording: “Who needs a dad when you’re mum has balls?”Campaigners have called for other major retailers to follow suit.Mermaids, a charity which supports transgender children, young people and their families said: “While all great dads deserve a ‘thank you’ on Father’s Day, it’s really moving to think of the transgender dads this year getting something from their child saying ‘I love you, no matter what.’“Catering for everyone isn’t just a money-spinner, it also helps to make our society a more open and kind environment for people who so often feel forgotten or marginalised.”Paul Twocock, a director at Stonewall, said: “There are lots of ways to be a family, which might include having two fathers or none at all. It’s important that businesses consider their lesbian, gay, bi and trans customers, and ensure they’re celebrating all dads this Father’s day.” Father’s day used to be simple: a plain card and perhaps a pair of socks. But the make-up of modern families is becoming more complex, and this year the choice of cards reflects that.Paperchase has cards for single mothers with messages including: “Who said the best dad in the world can’t be a mum?” Hallmark has one aimed at gay couples: “World’s greatest dad? I’ll take two.”Now, many high street card shops say they are looking to expand their range after LGBT campaigners called on retailers “to make our society a more open and kind environment for the forgotten or marginalised”.One brand, the little rainbow paper company was founded last year because its owner “wanted to see more diverse and expansive options for all kinds of people to show love, affection, friendship and joy for each other.” read more

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65yearold Australian surfer escapes serious injury after shark attack

first_img By AFP Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 9:10 AM A VETERAN SURFER escaped with foot and arm injuries after a great white shark rammed his board and dragged him underwater off Australia’s east coast today.The 65-year-old managed to swim ashore and raise the alarm, before being airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.“The surfer received puncture wounds to his foot and his arm,” New South Wales state police said of the incident at Seven Mile Beach near Forster, 300 kilometres (180 miles) north of Sydney.The state’s department of primary industries, which attended the scene, tweeted that “specialists have confirmed the shark involved in an incident off Booti Booti National Park this morning was a white shark”. 7 Comments 15,047 Views Dec 1st 2016, 9:10 AM 65-year-old Australian surfer escapes serious injury after shark attack A video shows the man giving an emphatic thumbs up after being rescued. Share4 Tweet Email1 Short URL Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Image: Shutterstock/Sergey Uryadnikov The Newcastle Herald reported it measured up to 3.5 metres (11 feet), with pictures showing a large chunk bitten off the man’s board, which split in half.Westpac rescue helicopter crewman Graham Nickerson said the surfer told him he was with friends when the shark hit him from underneath.“Apparently the shark came up under his board, snapped his board in two and then dragged him under by the leg rope,” Nickerson told reporters.“He’s quite happy… considering what he’s been through, but he’s got pretty severe lacerations to his lower limbs, but he’s in a stable condition.”The beach has been closed until further notice.The attack is the latest off the New South Wales coast in recent months, with a surfer sustaining cuts to his leg just weeks ago while in the water near popular tourist spot Byron Bay.Experts say shark attacks are increasing as water sports become more popular and baitfish move closer to shore, but fatalities remain rare.© – AFP 2016Read: Irishman up for Pride of Australia Medal after he saves friend from great white shark attackRead: Australian kitesurfer savaged to death in shark attack Image: Shutterstock/Sergey Uryadnikov Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Nov 2014 – It appears, islanders were absolutely correct when they told the British that the Turks and Caicos does not need Value Added Tax. Another positive report on the finances of the country as during Cabinet, it was revealed that there was an 18% spike in recurrent revenue; that equates to $18.4 million dollars above projections. At the time of the bi-partisan agreement to vote to reject VAT in the House of Assembly; it was touted that the country could generate 10 to 15 million dollars more in revenue … a slew of taxes were introduced to ensure this goal was reached… and now, it seems with some of those measures instituted and others of those measures rejected; the PNP Administration has managed to deliver on a very healthy economy. Here’s what that Governor’s Office report said: Year to date results showed an operating surplus of $43.9 million, this result is a positive variance of $27.9 million over the budgeted surplus of $16.0 million and $32.6 million over the last year’s surplus of $11.3 million. Year to date recurrent revenue outturn was $122.4 million, which was $18.4 million or 18% above the budgeted for the same quarter last year. If you need to see these figures to really grasp the performance; check out or like Magnetic Media Fan page on Facebook – we will post the full excerpt. Add to that, the report coming from Cabinet also says government is spending less: $76.8 million less than last year’s $85.4 million in expenditure. This is a first quarter performance report. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cabinet meeting, pnp administration, turks and caicos islanders, value added tax, vat Cabinet launches consultation drives Statement by The Right Hon. Perry G. Christie Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on the retirement of Mrs. Wendy Craigg as Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas Recommended for you 2015/2016 Electors list increases by less than 500last_img read more

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Tuesday Is The Annual Walk To School Day

first_imgKPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “We’ll be walking to school, and that is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.” This event is organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America; walk to school day began in 1997 as a one-day event to raise awareness for the need of walkable communities. About 15 years ago Safe Kids and other community members started this event locally to encourage a healthy lifestyle and safety during the winter months when commuting to school. In addition to the parents, the students will also be escorted by the local school district, Soldotna police and fire departments, and city officials. Safety Tips:■ Wearing light colors and some kind of reflector or reflective clothing so drivers can see you.■ Stay alert, watch for cars and moose (caribou, etc.).■ Walk on the sidewalks and cross the street at the crosswalks or lights.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Rain or Shine on September 25th, parents will gather their children to participate in this year’s Walk Your Child to School Day. Students from Redoubt Elementary, Soldotna Montessori, and Soldotna Elementary will gather at the Catholic Church on Fireweed and Redoubt at 8am to have their parents walk them to school. Growing interest in the event has spread all over the world leading the International Walk to School Committee to promote Walk to School Month for the entire month of October. The local community holds their event in September on account of the weather.last_img read more

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Free Self Defense Class For Women Teen Girls At Wilmington High On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A free women’s defense class will be offered by IRON CLAD on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington High School Gymnasium.A group of local professionals joined forces to offer this opportunity for females (ages 12 and up) to have opportunity to get a step up on safety defense. Sponsors include Team Blue/ERA Key Real Estate, Damore Law, and Fairway Mortgage,Space is limited. Reserve your spot at  While the class is free, toiletries will be collected for Everett Grace, a local women’s shelter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, March 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14In “Education”WHS Football Team Is Looking For Corporate SponsorsIn “Community”last_img read more

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NZ mosque shootings Expat sacked and deported from UAE over insensitive Facebook

first_imgPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty ImagesA man in the United Arab Emirates was sacked from his job and deported after he celebrated the New Zealand mosque shootings and lauded the gunmen who killed at least 50 people.The man was working with Transguard Group. He had posted on Facebook celebrating the mass murder in two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, reports Reuters. The shooting was carried out by Brent Tarrant, an Australian and a white supremacist.Transguard Group released a statement stating that the employee was removed and that the company has a zero-tolerance policy the misuse of social media.”Over the weekend, a Transguard employee made inflammatory comments on his personal Facebook account celebrating the deplorable mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand,” the statement released by the company read.The company’s Managing Director, Greg Ward, said, “We have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media, and as a result, this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice.”The company refused to disclose the name of the employee, his position in the company and his nationality. According to reports, the employee was terminated from the company and was handed over to the authorities according to the company policy and the UAE Cybercrime Law No. 5 of 2012.According to The Star, the company also did not disclose the comments the employee made. The UAE government have also remained tight-lipped. They condemned the attack and passed their condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in the attack.Brent Tarrant, the gunman, opened fire on unsuspecting worshipper on Friday afternoon in Christchurch in New Zealand. The country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting as an act of terror and refused to call the gunman by his name since she did not want him to have the fame he wanted.Reports state that Tarrant had released a manifesto of over 70 pages to the New Zealand government just minutes before the attack. Tarrant then went on LIVE stream the attack on Facebook which was viewed by 200 people before it was removed, reports Washington Post. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to journalists during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 20, 2019. – A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on March 20 in the first funerals for those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty ImagesPrime Minister Ardern has promised stricter gun laws in the country in the wake of the attack.”Many New Zealanders would be astounded to know that you can access military-style semi-automatics in the way that you can here. There is a range of things that need to be fixed,” Ardern said while talking to the media in Christchurch.As per a report by News Hub, she said, “I guess if I was to say New Zealand is a blueprint for anything, in some ways, it’s a blueprint [for] not what to do. My hope is that going forward we will demonstrate what you can do if your starting point is similar to ours.”The Prime Minister added, “We do have a road to travel, though, and I’ll be announcing further details very soon.”last_img read more

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Maggi Noodles Will Soon Make a Comeback Says Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

first_imgConsumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday expressed confidence over Maggi making a comeback to the stores soon after the Goa government reiterating that it found the instant noodles safe for consumption for the third time.”The latest tests conducted by the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has found Maggi safe. I have a gut feeling it will return to retail shelves soon,” said Paswan.”I am worried. After the Maggi ban, the perception of people changed. Foreign investors will also now think twice before investing in India. Our credibility is at stake,” the minister said.”We cannot take everything for granted. The whole Maggi episode is like what happens after the rains — pots made of mud get destroyed, but utensils made from steel and brass shine. I hope Maggi will start shining again,” Paswan told IANS.The national food regulator, FSSAI, had on Wednesday said that Maggi maker Nestle India was not given a clean chit and insisted that its ban on the instant noodles was still effective.Earlier, in June, the Goa FDA had sent five samples of Maggi noodles to Mysuru-based CFTRI for re-testing after the FSSAI said that the state regulator’s findings were “questionable”.CFTRI, an institute approved by the FSSAI, has now found that the samples sent by the Goa food regulator did not contain lead above the permissible levels. The institute also did not find any trace of MSG, the Business Standard reported.On 5 June, the FSSAI had ordered Nestle India to recall all available stocks of Maggi noodles after finding “harmful levels” of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in tested samples.Nestle India has challenged the FSSAI ban on Maggi noodles in the Bombay High Court. Last week, the court had asked Nestle India and the FSSAI to retest Maggi samples, raising hopes of some relief for the noodles maker.Maggi noodles have been declared as safe to eat in many countries, such as the UK, Singapore and Canada, in sharp contrast to the FSSAI’s findings as “hazardous for human consumption”.last_img read more

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Concorso Italiano® A Celebration of Italian Style

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