“There is still an enormous amount of work ahead,” she said, noting that violence against women is everywhere, on every continent, in poor slums and in rich suburbs. “But if the challenge of ending violence against women remains monumental, it is at least no longer a lonely task,” she told European justice ministers yesterday at their meeting in Tromsø, Norway, which focused on breaking the silence of domestic violence. “More and more leaders around the world are joining the struggle. More and more individuals understand that any abuse of any woman is intolerable,” she said.Ms. Migiro stressed that domestic violence is “especially evil.” Surveys from around the world show that half of the women who die from homicides are killed by their current or former husbands or partners. “They lose their lives to gunshots, beatings, burns and other horrendous forms of abuse,” she stated. “This violence is pervasive and its effects are widespread. Not only are individual women victimized, but whole societies suffer major setbacks.”Breaking the silence that contributes to a culture of impunity, and protecting women and girls, will require “adopting new laws, enforcing the ones we have and working tirelessly to change the backward mindsets that condone, excuse or ignore violence committed against women.”She highlighted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE Campaign, which calls on world leaders to spur action through national campaigns and to achieve five key outcomes by 2015.“By then, we want all countries to have strong laws, action plans, preventive measures and data collection systems. These are the essential elements for stopping and defeating all forms of domestic violence,” she stated.Ms. Migiro added that the Secretary-General had made a personal commitment to this cause since the launching of the campaign, and since then has been using the power of his office to denounce violence against women and children.She recalled in particular Mr. Ban’s recent visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he spoke to young victims of horrific crimes. The Deputy Secretary-General also met with a number of ministers and officials in Oslo during her five-day visit to Norway which wrapped up today. 19 June 2009Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has pledged the support of the United Nations in ending violence against women, which she said will require adopting new laws, enforcing the ones that exist and working to change the backward mindsets that contribute to this scourge. read more

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Canada says the owners of a derelict barge in British Columbia have defaulted and must pay thousands in costs to the Canadian organization that funds the cleanup of marine pollution.Patricia Wilson, her company Jacobson Marine and Industrial Design, and co-owner Steen Larsen, have been ordered to pay almost $138,000 plus interest to the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund.The fund filed court action to recover its costs after the 60-metre barge Spudnik broke free of its moorings in Howe Sound, north of Vancouver, during high winds in November 2014.The oil pollution fund’s online file of the incident shows the rusting vessel was adrift and in peril of running aground, potentially spilling some of the 6,500 litres of diesel and lube oil aboard.Coast Guard officials quickly hired a tug to tow the barge to safety in New Westminster, where another firm was retained to remove all the contaminants aboard.Administrators of the fund paid all the bills by October 2016 and successfully sought a default judgement against Wilson and Larsen for reimbursement under polluter-pay legislation when the pair failed to respond to the court action.“The Defendants have failed to make any payment to the plaintiff to date in satisfaction of the principal or the interest accrued thereon,” says the Federal Court judgement released Tuesday.Wilson and Larsen have been found liable for expenses of $137,747 and interest of $3,891.17, while the judgement says further interest will accrue at a rate of 3.0% per year. read more

“We are working full steam to meet this deadline,” Salim Ahmed Salim, the AU special envoy and chief mediator for the inter-Sudanese talks in Abuja, Nigeria, said in his first Council briefing since January, when he said talks between the Government and rebel movements were proceeding at an “agonizing slow pace.”“As we enter the home stretch of this marathon negotiating session,” he cautioned, however, “the anxieties of the Parties are understandably intensifying.” Concessions still need to be made on the sharing of wealth and power, security arrangements and other issues, he said.The security arrangements will make or break the negotiations, he said, underscoring the complexity of both an immediate ceasefire and long-term final status arrangements. “Darfur is home to a myriad of armed and dangerous militia, included the Janjaweed, the armed movements that are fragmenting, bandits of sorts, foreign combatants and tribal forces,” he observed.The mediation team, he said, had made proposals on the disengagement of forces, disarmament of the Janjaweed, the control and neutralization of militias, protection of displaced persons, security of nomadic migration corridors and the demilitarization of humanitarian supply routes.The proposed “Enhanced Ceasefire Agreement” stipulates that the neutralization of the Janjaweed and “undisciplined militia” is a prerequisite for any peace agreement, he said.As this, and all such steps, will have to be monitored by the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS), he stressed that it was crucial to follow up any peace agreement, once signed, with maximum support to those forces, which are not even adequate to fulfil their current mandate.“My plea to you in this esteemed Council, is that you do not wait for the transition to take place from AMIS to a UN Force before strengthening the implementation mechanism of any agreement to be reached in Abuja,” he said. read more

The Latest: Charges planned against Jill Stein from protest by The Associated Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 6:39 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 7:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Latest on legal proceedings involving the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (all times local):8 p.m.North Dakota authorities plan to pursue charges against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for spray-painting construction equipment at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest.Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Tuesday that the charges would be for trespassing and vandalism. State court records Tuesday evening didn’t yet list any formal counts against Stein.A spokeswoman for Stein says that activists invited her to leave a message at the protest site. She says Stein wrote “I approve this message” in red spray paint on the blade of a bulldozer.Stein, who is anti-war and advocates for clean energy, camped out with protesters Monday evening.___6:20 p.m.Authorities say law enforcement officers responding to protesters at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction area on private property in North Dakota pulled back because they determined it wasn’t safe to respond.Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the primary goal is public safety, including for law enforcement. Authorities also are looking into a report of a drone flying overhead.Authorities say a group of between 150 and 200 protesters, including some carrying hatchets and knives, gathered at the construction area Tuesday morning. Officials say two protesters were secured to heavy equipment.No pipeline workers were at the site, and no arrests have been made.___5:40 p.m.The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says a federal judge’s decision to temporarily stop work on some, but not all, of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline puts his people’s sacred places “at further risk of ruin and desecration.”U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop between State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but that work will continue west of the highway.Chairman Dave Archambault II said in a statement that the tribe is disappointed that the judge’s decision doesn’t stop the destruction of sacred sites while the tribe waits for a different ruling.Boasberg said he’ll issue a decision by the end of Friday on the tribe’s broader push that challenges federal regulators’ decision to grant permits.___5:15 p.m.An attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says it is grateful that work will be temporarily stopped on a section of the four-state oil pipeline.U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop between State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but that work will continue west of the highway because he believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacks jurisdiction on private land.The tribe requested the stoppage after a weekend confrontation between protesters and construction workers near Lake Oahe due to workers allegedly bulldozing sites that attorney Jan Hasselman said were “of great historic and cultural significance to the tribe.”Hasselman said Tuesday that the tribe was “disappointed that some of the important sacred sites that we had found and provided evidence for will not be protected.”Boasberg said he’ll issue a decision by the end of Friday on the tribe’s broader push that challenges federal regulators’ decision to grant permits.___4:55 p.m.A Dakota Access attorney says if there weren’t disturbances on the section of the oil pipeline that was part of a federal judge’s decision, it would be completed by the end of the week.Attorney Bill Leone said during Tuesday’s hearing that there are 700 people constructing the pipeline in North Dakota. He also said that there were two more attacks on crews Tuesday.A weekend confrontation between protesters and construction workers near Lake Oahe prompted the tribe to ask Sunday for a temporary stop of construction, which a judge partially granted Tuesday.A spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, a spokeswoman for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a spokesman of environmental group Earthjustice didn’t immediately respond to telephone messages requesting comment.Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II is expected to release a statement on Facebook later Tuesday.___3:45 p.m.Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spray-painted construction equipment at a protest site in North Dakota against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.A spokeswoman for Stein said Tuesday that activists invited her to leave a message at the protest site. Stein wrote “I approve this message” in red spray paint on the blade of a bulldozer.Stein, who is anti-war and advocates for clean energy, camped out with protesters Monday evening.A federal judge granted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request Tuesday to temporarily stop work on some, but not all of a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline to safeguard cultural sites in North Dakota. He said he will issue a full opinion on the tribe’s broader push that challenges federal regulators’ decision to grant permits to the operators of the pipeline by Friday night.___4:35 p.m.A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request to temporarily stop work on some, but not all of a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline to safeguard cultural sites in North Dakota.U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop between State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but that work will continue west of the highway because he believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacks jurisdiction on private land.The request granted by Boasberg is different than the tribe’s broader push that challenges federal regulators’ decision to grant permits to the operators of the four-state pipeline. Boasberg said he expects to issue a full opinion on that lawsuit by the end of Friday.A weekend confrontation between protesters and construction workers near Lake Oahe, North Dakota, prompted the tribe to ask Sunday for a temporary stop of construction.Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners filed court documents Tuesday morning denying that workers have destroyed any cultural sites.___12:20 p.m.The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline says in a court filing that it opposes the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a temporary work stoppage in North Dakota.The tribe wants a federal judge to halt construction in the southern part of the state to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites. The request came after Saturday’s skirmish between pipeline workers and protesters.A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Washington, D.C.Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners filed court documents Tuesday denying that workers have destroyed any cultural sites.The Army Corps of Engineers said in court documents that said it won’t oppose the tribe’s request in the interest of “preserving peace.”The judge is weighing a broader challenge to federal permits granted for the pipeline, and has said he’ll rule by Friday.___9 a.m.The Army Corps of Engineers won’t oppose the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a temporary work stoppage on part of the Dakota Access Pipeline.The tribe has requested a halt to the construction of a 2-mile stretch of the pipeline near Lake Oahe, North Dakota, to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites.A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Washington, D.C.A protest of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois turned violent on Saturday. Court documents filed Monday say the Corps “acknowledges that the public interest would be served by preserving peace near Lake Oahe.”The pipeline company hasn’t responded to the tribe’s motion.The judge will also consider the tribe’s challenge to permits for the pipeline granted by the Corps. A decision is expected by Friday. read more

Analysts said the market for operations such as hip surgery and cataract operations was being fuelled by “very high waits for NHS diagnosis and treatment”. Private companies have seen a 53 per cent rise in the “self-pay” market in four years, the data reveals. Many areas have drawn up restrictions on access to treatment, refusing some operations entirely, with others only provided for those in extreme… 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. The number of patients paying for operations privately is soaring amid rising waiting lists and deepening rationing across the NHS, new figures show. In the last four years, the numbers waiting more than six months for such operations has tripled, with 445,360 such cases by the end of last year. read more

first_imgFonte des glaciers de l’Himalaya : le Giec se défend suite à son erreurDes experts viennent de pointer du doigt une importante erreur commise par le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (Giec) qui prédisait la fonte totale des glaciers de l’Himalaya en 2035 (voir article). Si le Giec reconnaît s’être “trompé d’un chiffre”, il défend la thèse d’une importante fonte due au réchauffement climatique.Dans un rapport qui lui avait valu en 2007 le prix Nobel de la Paix, le Giec avait affirmé que les glaciers de l’Himalaya fondaient beaucoup plus vite que partout ailleurs et “pourraient disparaître d’ici 2035, voire avant”. Alors que des scientifiques ont révélé que cette thèse est erronée et pourrait n’être basée sur aucune donnée valide, Rajendra Pachauri, le chef du groupe, a reconnu cette erreur. À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?”Disons qu’on s’est trompé d’un chiffre” a-t-il concédé avant d’insister sur le fait que “cela n’enlève rien aux preuves scientifiques sur ce qui affecte le climat sur cette Terre”. Rajendra Pachauri a également déclaré n’avoir “jamais utilisé de date parce qu'[il] pense qu’il ne revient pas au Giec de faire des prévisions datées. [Le Giec] donne toujours une fourchette et c’est la méthode scientifique”.Conscient qu’après l’affaire du “Climategate”, la révélation de cette erreur permettra à certains de remettre en cause la crédibilité du Giec, ses thèses peu optimistes sur le réchauffement climatique et le fait que l’homme en est le principal responsable, le vice-président du groupe Jean-Pascal van Ypersele a de son côté déclaré : “Si nous pouvons la découvrir et l’expliquer pour la modifier, cela devrait en fait renforcer la crédibilité du Giec, en montrant que nous sommes prêts à apprendre de nos erreurs”.Le 20 janvier 2010 à 16:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Sasha Foo, September 6, 2018 Posted: September 6, 2018 Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Amazon is spreading its wings in San Diego. The online retailer is expanding its San Diego office with the addition of 300 new jobs.At the formal grand opening of Amazon’s new tech hub in San Diego’s UTC area, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and State Assemblymember Todd Gloria hailed Amazon’s decision to make San Diego one of the company’s 17 high tech hubs outside of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle.In just under two years, Amazon’s workforce in San Diego has grown from just five employees to about 200. That number is about to increase by more than two fold, with the addition of 300 more jobs.Nate Wiger, who is the General Manager of the San Diego office said the jobs will be technology positions for engineers and researchers who can develop software for Amazon products and services such as AmazonFresh, Prime Now and Amazon Web Services.If you’re interested in applying for one of the 300 new jobs, you can go to amazon.jobs/SanDiego. Amazon opens new San Diego hub office, plans to add 300 jobs Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:20 PM Flood teams on high alert in Mission and Fashion Valley January 14, 2019 Posted: January 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – When the rain picks up in San Diego certain streets see the same effect, flooding.Mission and Fashion valley are one of many locations that see flooding when storms hit the county. , last_img read more

first_img https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfv4EAfBkoY The GRAMMY-nominated metal mainstays from Atlanta announce their 12th album, “All I See Is War,” and reveal new U.S. tour dates Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2018 – 5:48 pm Since exploding onto the metal scene with their 1997 self-titled debut, Sevendust has delivered album after album of consistently aggressive, inventive, and melodic music. Now, the Atlanta-based band announces their 12th full-length, All I See Is War, with an assault of U.S tour dates to follow. Sevendust To Drop New Album, Hit The Road With Memphis May Fire Facebook News Email Twitter May 15, 2017 – 2:36 am Sevendust | Nomination Interview | 58th GRAMMYs This time around, the band enlisted producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Trivium, Alter Bridge), according to Metal Injection. All I See Is War marks Sevendust’s first release since 2015’s Kill The Flaw, which saw the band return to their heavier roots and earned them their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Singer Lajon Witherspoon and company will be joined by Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods, and Madame Mayhem for a stint on the road that will take them from Tempe, Ariz., on April 20 through 26 dates across the U.S. including several festivals such as Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla., before wrapping up June 1 in Sioux City Falls, Iowa.For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, check out Sevendust’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Details On Sevendust’s New Album, U.S. Tour sevendust-drop-new-album-hit-road-memphis-may-firelast_img read more

first_imgDilsukhnagar: L Phani Kumar Sharma of Chaitnyapuri bagged PV Narasimha Rao Prathiba Award for his services in astrology. Former Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah presented him the award at a programme organised by Shikaram Arts in Hyderabad on Sunday.last_img

first_imgPM Narendra Modi biopic posterTwitterThe Election Commission, on Wednesday (April 10), has banned the release of Narendra Modi biopic ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019. In a statement, EC has said that no biopics can be released during election reasoning that they are a kind of surrogate publicity. As of now, PM Narendra Modi biopic will not release in theatres on April 11, as it falls in the first phase of polling of Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, the apex court on Tuesday has declined a plea seeking a stay on PM Narendra Modi biopic. Read the order issued by the Election Commission against the release of Modi biopic here.”Election Commission of India has announced General Elections to 17. Lok Sabha, 2019 on 10. March, 2019 and from the doe of announcement of the elections, the Model Code of Conduct has come into operation. ‘The Model Cock of Conduct (mcq is an umbrella code, developed in consultation with the political parties, facilitates level playing field to all the political parties and the candidates and it inter-alia seeks to ensure that the power of media is not used in such a manner which affects the general conduct and level playing field during the electoral process.2. It has come to the notice of the Commission that certain political contents, which are not in confonnity with the Model Code of Conduct, are being displayed or intended to be displayed to the public through electronic media including cinematograph in the public, which relates to either a candidate or a political party or a specific achievement of the party in power and these arc displayed with the purpose of furtherance of electoral gains during the period of Model Code of Conduct. Also, it has come to the notice of the Commission that there are instances “/”…. of displaying of such political contents on electronic media, which discredit or diminish the electoral prospect of candidate or a political party(es). So far, the Commission has received complaints about certain cinemas namely NTR Laxtni’, Narendra Modi’, and lidyama Simham’, which are claimed to either diminish or advance the electoral prospect of a candidate or a political party in the garb of creative freedom. It is claimed that such creative contents toot kind of surrogate publicity by the candidate or the political party during the period of MCC. Though the display materials daim to be part of creative content, it is contended that these have propensity and potentiality to affect the hod playing Odd which is not in consonance with the pnwisions of thc NIdol Code of Conduct. 3. As these contents are incorporated in the story line/scheme of the programs being shown and there would be difficulty in proving the payment of money, they may not fall under the category of “advertisement” strictly and May remain outside the purview of MCNIC certification requirement, thereby evading the directive given by the Flon’ble Supreme Coon in Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting vs. M/s Gemini TV [(2004) 5 SCC 7141. Such ‘political contents’ poses a serious threat to the level playing Odd as it may create an impression of truthfulness of such content being shown through Television/Cinema/Intemet based entertainment programs/social media. And therefor, it is in the larger interest of ensuring the level pla)ing field and conduct of free and fair elections that such political content ought to be regulated during the election period to prevent violation of Model Code of Conduct.4. “Free and fair Elections” has not only been held by the Hon’ble Supreme Coos of India to be a part of the basic structure of the Indian Constitution (People’S Union For Civil Libertes vs Union Of India & Anr, (2013) but is also sacrosanct right of every citizen in a democracy. In Mohinder Singh Gill & Anr vs The Chief Election Commissioner & Ors. ( 1978 AIR 851), Hon’ble Supreme Court held that “Since the conduct of all elections to the various legislative bodies and to the offices of ht President and the Viot.Poosidott is vested under Article 324 (1) in the Election Commission the framers of the Constitution took care to leaving scope for exercise of residuary power by the Commission in its own right, as a creature of the Constitution, in the infinite variety of situations that may emerge from time to time in such a large democracy as ours. Every contingency could not bc foreseen, or anticipated with precision.””whether the film will IS the electoral balance in favour of any political party, is a question that can and shookl be addressed by the Election Commission of India.” lt also held in the context of the instant matter that “If the film is to be so released on I I. April 2019, what conditions should govern such release thereafter is a matter that the Election Commission of India has to decide.”7. Earlier on 25. March 2019, the Commission also asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to take note of the operation of MCC. 8. Section 126 (1) of the Representative of the People Act, 1951 prescribes that (1) No person shall—.(a) convene, hold, attend, join or address any public meeting or procession in conncction with an election; or 134 display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus; or (e) propagate any election matter to the public by holding, or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public thereto, in any polling area during thc period of forty-cight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in that polling area.Even for Print Media, the Commission on previous occasion in 2015 (reiterated vide No. 491/MCMC/2019/Communications dated 60 April 2019), directed that only pre-certified political advertisements be allowed to be displayed to ensure a level playing field as the aggrieved person or party may not have the occasion to approach for the redressal of harm caused, if any.”#LokSabhaElections2019#ElectionCommissionOfIndia#ModiBiopicJUST IN: Election Commission of India in exercise of power vested in it by virtue of Article 324 of the Constitution, bans release of biopic of Prime Minister @narendramodi till Model Code of Conduct is in force. pic.twitter.com/ldyPRgpOYR— The Leaflet (@TheLeaflet_in) April 10, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgThe government and UN partners have stepped up immunisation efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters of Rohingyas close to the border with Myanmar amid an increased number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingyas and their host communities, reports UNB.”Children are especially at risk from outbreaks of measles and other communicable diseases that result from the crowded living conditions, malnutrition and severe lack of water and sanitation in the camps and other sites,” said Unicef Bangladesh representative Edouard Beigbeder.”To halt any wider outbreak, it’s essential that coordinated efforts begin immediately to protect as many children as possible,” the official was quoted as saying in a message received from Unicef on Friday night.Nearly 360,000 people in the age group of six months to 15 years among the new Rohingya arrivals in Cox’s Bazar and their host communities, irrespective of their immunisation status, will be administered measles and rubella vaccines through fixed health facilities, outreach vaccination teams, and at entry points into Bangladesh.Measles, a childhood killer disease which can be particularly dangerous among unimmunised and malnourished children, is one of the major health risks among the over 613,000 people who have crossed over to Bangladesh from Myanmar since late August and are now living in cramped and insanitary conditions in Cox’s Bazar district.As of 4 November, one death and 412 suspected cases of measles have been reported among the vulnerable populations living in camps, settlements, and among the host communities in Cox’s Bazar.Of them, 352 cases are from Ukhia and 46 from Teknaf upazilas, and 11 have been reported from the district hospital. Majority of cases – 398 – are among the new arrivals and 14 among the host communities.As many as 82 per cent cases are among children under five years of age.With the risk of measles being high during such health emergencies, the health and family welfare ministry with support of WHO, Unicef and other local partners, was quick to roll out a measles and rubella (MR) vaccination campaign, between 16 September and 4 October, within weeks of the start of the recent influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar.Nearly 136,000 children between six months and 15 years were administered MR vaccine.Additionally, around 72,000 children up to five years of age were given bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) and a dose of Vitamin A to help prevent measles related complication.The number of new arrivals has increased since the MR campaign, which also had challenges reaching out to all children in view of movement of people within the camps and settlements.WHO representative to Bangladesh N Paranietharan said as part of stepped up vaccination efforts, 43 fixed health facility sites, 56 outreach vaccination teams and vaccination teams at main border entry points will administer MR vaccine to population aged six months to 15 years, along with oral polio vaccine to children under five years and TT vaccine to pregnant women.”These efforts are aimed at protecting and preventing the spread of measles among the vulnerable population,” said the WHO official.Over 70 vaccinators from government and partners have been trained to deliver routine vaccination though fixed sites and outreach teams beginning on Saturday (tomorrow), while vaccination at entry points at Subrang, Teknaf, is ongoing since 1 November.To improve hygiene conditions among the refugee population, 3.2 million water purification tablets and a total of 18,418 hygiene kits have been distributed benefitting 92,090 people.The current initiative is yet another massive vaccination drive being rolled out for the new arrivals from Myanmar and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar since 25 August this year.After covering 136,000 people in the September- October MR campaign, the ministry and partners administered 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to these vulnerable populations in two phases.last_img read more

first_imgTags: China Share Posted by The Canadian Press BEIJING – In what many are regarding as a major restoration faux-pas, China has incomprehensibly covered a 700-year-old stretch of its Great Wall with a white trail of cement.Under orders from Suizhong county’s Cultural Relics Bureau, Sina reported that the repairs were carried out in 2014 but have only now come to public attention. The repair job, which took place near the border of Liaoning and Hebei province, was made in an effort to restore parts of a deteriorating portion of the wall that is not open to the public.Xiaohekou Great Wall after restoration [Photo: hsxiang.com]According to CNN, Chinese Internet users have condemned the restoration, using the Weibo hashtag “The most beautiful, wild Great Wall flattened” trending online.Great Wall of China Society deputy director Dong Yaohui said that the restoration work “damaged the original look of the Great Wall and took away the history from the people.” He called for the Chinese government to regulate and streamline Great Wall restoration efforts.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> China cements over Great Wall, guilty of “world’s worst restoration” Thursday, September 22, 2016 last_img read more

first_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Check your body, save your life Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar rejected as unbalanced comments made by several Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.The Nobel laureates including South Africa’s Desmond Tutu, Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi and former East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta made the appeal following two conferences in the Norwegian capital last week. They called the situation of Rohingya in Myanmar “nothing less than genocide.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Myanmar’s foreign ministry said in a statement published in Sunday’s newspapers that such comments turned a blind eye to Myanmar’s efforts on rebuilding trust between Buddhists and Muslims in western Rakhine state as well as “granting citizenship through national verification process to those Bengalis living in Myanmar for many years.”Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingya as an ethnic community and refers to the more than 1 million members in Rakhine state as Bengalis — immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh. They have been denied citizenship and basic rights. More than 100,000 are confined to internal camps.In recent weeks, the plight of Rohingya has turned into a regional crisis when thousands landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, with others still believed stranded at sea.The foreign ministry said Myanmar categorically rejects the “unbalanced and negative comments.”Others who criticized Myanmar’s policies in Oslo included philanthropist George Soros, who escaped Nazi-occupied Hungary and said that there were “alarming” parallels between the plight of the Rohingya and the Nazi genocide.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture has announced an exciting line-up of performances for the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its sixth anniversary this year, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres-opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, musicals, education and more.“The Royal Opera House is one of a kind opera house in the Middle East which reflects contemporary Omani architecture and has a capacity to accommodate around 1,100 people. Watching a performance at the opulent state-of-the-art Royal Opera House in Muscat, where world class operas and musicians perform round the year; is a privilege one should not miss out on. The great lineup of performances in the upcoming season can be enjoyed by all age groups, and special performances like Cinderella, Peter Pan will mesmerise children,” said Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Ministry of Tourism, Oman.The new season will open in September with Giuseppe Verdi’s grand masterpiece ‘Aida’, set in ancient Egypt and brilliantly performed by world-class artists. Other highlights of the Opera performances include great romantic and tragic works like Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (Clowns); and delightful operas that gives joy Gioachino Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il Ladro (Opportunity Makes a Thief) and Vincenzo Bellini’s  La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) and many more.last_img read more

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