Mexicans Abroad: Lozano, Chicharito continue hot starts

first_imgMexico Mexicans Abroad Minute: Hirving Lozano, Chicharito score to continue strong starts Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 23:00 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano PSV @PSV Mexico Javier Hernández The PSV winger’s amazing run continues, while the West Ham forward again found the back of the net. Goal’s Jon Arnold reviews the weekend… The weekend saw both Hirving Lozano and Chicharito find the back of the net, with Lozano earning plenty of love from the PSV fans as he moved atop the scoring chart in the Netherlands.Goal correspondent Jon Arnold reviews the weekend action in the video above.last_img read more

Amita Prasad is new inland waterways authority chief and AK Jha to

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the government has transferred one secretary level and six additional secretary-level officials to different departments.According to a government order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the appointment of Amita Prasad, an 85-batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as chairperson of Inland Waterways Authority of India, an arm of Ministry of Shipping, in the rank and pay of secretary. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedSimilarly, Arun Kumar Jha, a 1985-batch IES official, has been appointed as director-general of National Productivity Council (NPC), an arm of Commerce & Industry Ministry. Jha was presently in his cadre. Other officers who have been given new assignments include Jyoti Arora, 87-batch Haryana cadre IAS. Arora, presently in the cadre, has been appointed as additional secretary and financial advisor in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology by temporarily upgrading the vacant post of joint secretary and FA. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliRajesh Verma, 87-batch Odisha cadre IAS, has been appointed as additional secretary in the Agriculture Ministry; while Indevar Pandey, 88-batch West Bengal cadre IAS, has been shifted to Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region as additional secretary by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of joint secretary. Bharat Lal, an 88-batch Gujarat cadre forest officer, has been shifted to Jal Shakti Ministry as additional secretary. Lal was the additional secretary to the President. Shashank Priya, an 88-batch IRS officer, has been appointed as additional secretary & financial advisor in the Commerce Ministry against an existing vacancy.last_img read more

Paula Abdul To Host Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon

first_imgThe Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon will take place this Friday.Now in its 15th year, the Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon is a Beverly Hills tradition. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of fashion and fun, including an exciting silent auction with over 200 designer handbags, donated by top designers and celebrities, as well as an exclusive fashion show from Roberto Cavalli.The event will also feature lunch, a live auction, awards and more. Funds raised will support Lupus LA’s mission to find the causes of and cure for lupus, while providing support, services and hope to those affected by lupus. Preview the handbags and purchase tickets at event will be hosted by Paula Abdul. Additional attendees include Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick; “Silicon Valley”), Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap; Bruce Almighty), Kearran Giovanni (“Major Crimes”), Kate Von (“Cutthroat Kitchen”) and more to be announced.This year’s Women of Achievement Award Honorees are Cara Dellaverson (Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC) and Emily V. Gordon (Writer, Producer, The Big Sick).WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017Red Carpet & Silent Auction: 11 AM – 12:30 PMLuncheon, Fashion Show, Live Auction, Awards: 12:30 – 2 PMWHERE: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210last_img read more

Two people found dead south of Liard River Hotsprings

first_imgPolice are asking anyone with information to please call Fort Nelson RCMP at (250) 774-2700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.No further information is available at this time. FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies RCMP and North District Major Crime Unit are investigating the suspicious death of two people south of the Liard Hot Springs.On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 7:19 a.m. Northern Rockies front line officers were called to an area on the highway approximately 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs.Upon attendance, police discovered two adults deceased. Both deaths appeared to be suspicious and Northern Rockies RCMP called for assistance from North District Major Crime Unit.last_img read more

I resigned from Government to Protect PJD Daoudi

Rabat – Minister of Governance and General Affairs Lahcen Daoudi has finally spoken about what pushed him to submit his resignation request after he joined a sit-in against the major boycott campaign on June 5.In an interview with Al Jazeera, Daoudi said that he decided to resign from the government to reduce the damage to his party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD).He explained his “unplanned” participation in the sit-in in front of Parliament, saying that the sit-in coincided with his arrival in the Parliament for a parliamentary committee meeting. He added that he participated for fear that a crowd of protesters would surround him. The sit-in was organized by employees of Centrale Danone, which has been under boycott by Moroccan consumers since April 20. Danone fired many of its employees due to the effects of the boycott. In his interview, which was published Saturday, Daoudi recognized that he may have made a “hasty decision.”The minister, who angered boycotters, added that his participation was to defend employees rather than Centrale Danone.Since the sit-in last Tuesday, the PJD released a series of statements denouncing Daoudi’s participation in the sit-in. In the first statement released Wednesday night after an extraordinary meeting, the party considered the action “unreasonable” and “inappropriate.”The party has also appreciated Daoudi’s decision to resign from the government.On June 8, the party released another statement, denying it had received a resignation request from Daoudi.The statement notes that it learned about his intention to resign and “hailed his courageous decision,” but never received his resignation request.Since the launch of the boycott on April 20, Daoudi has angered boycotters by defending Centrale Danone and the national economy. In May, Daoudi said that the boycott is going on for “no reason.”King Mohammed VI has not yet approved Daoudi’s resignation request, as required by the Moroccan constitution.Subsequently, Daoudi participated in the Government Council of Thursday, June 7. read more

Killing of Iraqi journalist must not go unpunished says UNESCO chief

4 April 2011The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of a young Iraqi journalist, stressing that the attack must not go unpunished. The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of a young Iraqi journalist, stressing that the attack must not go unpunished. Sabah al-Bazee was a 30-year-old freelance journalist who worked for several media outlets, including Reuters and CNN. He was among 20 people killed on 29 March when gunmen attacked the provincial government building in the city of Tikrit. “The vicious attack that took his life, and many others as well, is an attack against the whole of Iraqi society and must not go unpunished,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a news release. “Free and independent information, the basis of open informed debate, is essential for the reconstruction of Iraq where all too many journalists have been paying with their lives to keep civil society at home and abroad informed,” she added.“I encourage the authorities in Iraq to do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.”Mr. al-Bazee’s death follows the murder of another Iraqi freelance reporter in February. Hilal al-Ahmadi, who was well known for his articles on corruption in the country, was shot as he headed to work in the northern city of Mosul. read more

UN envoy to host meeting on Western Sahara next week

The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, James A. Baker III, will meet with representatives of the Polisario Front and the Governments of Algeria and Mauritania in Pinedale, Wyoming, from 27 to 29 August. The encounter was organized by Mr. Baker pursuant to the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1359, the spokesman said.That resolution backed a proposal by the Secretary-General to invite the parties to meet directly or through proximity talks under the auspices of his Personal Envoy to discuss a proposed draft Framework Agreement on the Status of Western Sahara. The Council emphasized that “engaging in these negotiations, the parties will not prejudice their final positions.”The parties were also encouraged “to negotiate any specific changes they would like to see in this proposal, as well as to discuss any other proposal for a political solution, which may be put forward by the parties, to arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement.” read more

Postmedia sells Toronto printing plant for 305 million to repay debt

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2017 7:15 am MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Postmedia Network Inc. has struck a deal to sell a printing plant in Toronto to Rice Group, a commercial and industrial developer, for $30.475 million that will be used to help pay down debt.The media company (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B) acquired the facility in west Toronto as part of its agreement to buy Sun Media’s English-language properties in 2015.The transaction is expected to close by Aug. 30.Postmedia says it will enter into a lease for part of the property for up to 10 years. Postmedia sells Toronto printing plant for $30.5 million to repay debt read more

A Practical Guide to Increasing Mining Local Procurement in West Africa

first_imgThis new document from the World Bank Group provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. It can be used by individual role players as well as form the basis of consultative processes. The guide can also support regional harmonisation relating to mining local procurement.This 2015 version of the Practical Guide to Mining Local Procurement in West Africa addresses questions that are commonly asked by governments, companies, and citizens in the region. How do we define and measure local procurement? Do we create a specific policy or legislation to encourage mining companies to buy more locally? If so, what do these look like, and what has led to successful outcomes in other countries? Do we pick winner productive sectors? How do we best support suppliers to develop the right capacities and standards to meet mine requirements? What institutional framework and which actors need to be involved to deliver? Rather than laying the main responsibility for increasing domestic sourcing on the mining sector, this Guide aims at promoting a multi-stakeholder approach, in which all actors have clear roles and responsibilities. This guide has been organised into eight modules that each address a set of related questions that have been consistently raised by role players.last_img read more

Irish prochoice activists to protest against Spanish abortion plans

first_imgA NUMBER OF Irish pro-choice activists will gather outside the Spanish Embassy in Dublin this afternoon to protest against Spain’s plans to change its abortion laws.Since 2010, any woman can decide to have an abortion within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in Spain.However, the proposals would roll back those changes.The Spanish government has published draft legislation which would limit access to terminations for pregnant women. The new rules would only permit abortions in cases of rape or when the mother’s health is at serious risk. Terminations would not be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.“Should the legislation be passed, Spain would then hold one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in Europe, only marginally more progressive than the Irish system,” said Abortion Rights Campaign spokesperson Gráinne Griffin.“This proposed change will force people to travel abroad for abortion, as every year thousands currently do in Ireland,” she continued.“We do not believe that people in Spain should be forced to live like we do in Ireland.”The group is organising the picket of the embassy between 2pm and 3pm this afternoon to coincide with protests by pro-choice and feminist organisations across Spain.Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have turned out to demonstrations against the government’s plans. Rulers have suggested that they will modify the draft law following the protests.Last weekend, topless women threw underwear at the archbishop of Madrid as he arrived at a church. They hurled the red-stained knickers at the cardinal, as they believe he is one of the forces behind Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s reforms.ARC says the “struggle for access to reproductive health rights and bodily integrity is an international one” and has called on Irish people to demonstrate in a show of solidarity and support for Spanish women.It has also written an open letter which claims that “legislative restrictions on abortion will never lower the abortion rate”.“We do not believe that  people with unwanted pregnancies in any country should be sent abroad to have terminations alone and in secret. We believe that nobody should go back to living in a society like ours.“It is clear that in Spain, as in Ireland, access to abortion needs to be removed from the sphere of politics and provided for as a basic reproductive health right.”The ruling party in Spain, the Popular Party, has been divided over the issue and calls for a free vote when the bill comes to parliament have been made.Read: US abortion rate at lowest since 1973More: Vatican says it will protect children – but criticises UN for ‘interfering’last_img read more