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You’re probably ready for some football, but are you ready for VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz? You and a guest will have the opportunity to attend every show in the series and meet Gavin DeGraw (before the show), Janelle Monae (after the show), Fall Out Boy (before the show), and Goo Goo Dolls (before the show). (Benefits VH1 Save The Music Foundation).To access these and many more auctions, visit CharityBuzz.com. VIP Gold “The Catch” Game Day Party Tickets plus the opportunity for 1 guest will get to catch a pass from Joe Montana at halftime. (Benefits Autism Speaks). You and a guest can party with three-time Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 at a private party and concert in New York City with 2 VIP tickets! The show will take place on January 31 as a pre-party for the 2014 Superbowl. (Benefits the Pablove Foundation). Here’s your chance to experience Super Bowl week and help charity at the same time.CharityBuzz.com has a number of celebrity and VIP experiences going under the hammer, which will give you never-to-be-forgotten experiences while doing good.Among the auctions lots are: The chance to attend the-invitation-only Direct TV party at an undisclosed Manhattan location on Super Saturday Night, Feb. 1st, hosted by Mark Cuban and Eli Manning, including an open bar. The Headliner is Jay Z, with additional yet-to-be-released artists performing. (Benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation). You and a guest can party with American Music Award winners Imagine Dragons at a private party and performance in New York City! The show – which includes a meet and greet with the band – will take place on January 31st as a pre-party for the 2014 Super Bowl. (Benefits the Pablove Foundation). The ultimate Super Bowl week experience: 4 lower level tickets to the game and much more. (Benefits NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation). Here’s your chance to test your skill at indoor electric go kart racing on a challenging 1/4 mile track – all in the name of charity. Bring along 9 lucky friends to race on a team captained by former New York Giant and Super Bowl MVP OJ Anderson at The Legends Party on January 30th as part of Super Bowl Week at Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, NJ. (Benefits NFL Alumni Association NY/NJ Chapter).
Prince William and Prince Harry have visited the newly established Royal Foundation Support4Grenfell Community hub, which provides support to the Grenfell Tower community in London.Prince William And Prince Harry Visit Support4Grenfell Community hubTheir Royal Highness also visited Al-Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, which was one of the first centres to respond to the tragedy on the night of the fire.After the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, like others, wanted to support the community in North Kensington.The Royal Foundation, of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, established Support4Grenfell Community Hub.The hub is a centre point for organisations already involved in supporting the community to come together to provide additional mental health resources for the children, young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.The Duke and Prince Harry heard how the hub provides a space for various agencies and community groups to continue working collaboratively.Their Royal Highnesses met representatives from organisations leading the emotional support response at the hub, including Child Bereavement UK, Place2Be, The Art Room and Winston’s Wish.Many of these charities have been working with local partners, schools, community groups within Kensington for some years. The hub has allowed these charities to react quickly to scale up their local support in response to the tragedy, as others have done.Afterwards, The Duke and Prince Harry visited Al-Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, to meet members of the centre’s community. Al-Manaar was one of the first centres that responded to the tragedy on the night of 14 June. Volunteers there co-ordinated other volunteers – and offered food, water, shelter and counselling to survivors of the Grenfell fire.Al-Manaar continues to work with the families and residents affected to provide counselling, advice and a safe space.Source:Royal.uk
Toronto will once again be home to a dysfunctional family of superheroes.The series Umbrella Academy, which shoots in the city, is getting a second season from Netflix.Based on the popular comic book series by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, the show is about seven step-siblings born in bizarre circumstances, adopted by an autocratic billionaire and trained to save the world. From left, Aidan Gallagher, Ellen Page, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper and David Castaneda in The Umbrella Academy. (CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS / NETFLIX) Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement They scatter as adults, but the six surviving siblings reunite when their father dies. Despite their ongoing differences, they are forced to work together to avoid an imminent apocalypse. Twitter
Rabat – Morocco’s Anwar El Ghazi scored a brace for the third time this season during Ajax Amsterdam’s 4-0 victory over ADO Den Haag on Sunday. El Ghazi scored in the 16th and 74th minutes to give Ajax Amsterdam a three-point lead ahead of Heracles Almelo, Feyenoord and Roda JC Kerkrade.The 20-year-old took his season’s tally to six goals in four games. “I’m really satisfied. It was a good win with the kind of football we want to see. I saw a lot of good things from the players,” Ajax coach Frank de Boer told FOX Sports.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Speaking to the press in Kathmandu, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Nepal Ian Martin described the elections for the 601-member Constituent Assembly as a major milestone in the peace process, “but it does not represent the completion of the process,” he said.Mr. Martin said there were still challenges in forming the new Government and in creating a basis for stable governance and economic development.At a swearing-in ceremony today, 567 members took their oaths in preparation for tomorrow’s landmark first Assembly session.Last week, the UN envoy addressed the Security Council, noting afterwards that there are still two armies in the country and that there has been no agreement so far on “what is referred to in the peace agreement as the integration of the Maoist army and the democratization of the Nepal army.” He added that other political parties were insistent that they would not join a Maoist-led Government unless violent attacks from the Maoist Young Communist League were halted. He also listed a number of important commitments of the peace process that have not yet been implemented: compensation for victims of the conflict, investigation of disappearances and the return of property and of displaced persons to their homes. 27 May 2008On the eve of the first meeting of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, the top United Nations envoy to the country said that challenges still lie ahead, despite last month’s successful country-wide elections.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta job jump deceiving FreeImages.com/Paul Pasieczny The new job numbers in Alberta may have many thinking their eyes are playing tricks on them.12,300 new positions were created in the province in September, but it’s not a sign our economy is strengthening.Alberta’s unemployment rate still climbed 0.5 points to 6.5 per cent.In fact, the majority of new hires last month were part-time, as we lost many full time positions.Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist for ATB Financial, said it shouldn’t be surprising to see that jobless rate rise as those big layoffs continue.“What you want to do is not look at one month,” he explained. “Look over the last year or so and there we see the net loss of about 28,000 thousand jobs. No one really is really too surprised to see that number given the weakness in energy prices.”Hirsch added this is a normal part of the pattern and we can brace ourselves for a bit higher unemployment rate as we move into 2016, things level off. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Oct 9, 2015 11:10 am MDT Related Stories Layoff surprise: Cenovus workers losing jobs barred from building too earlyBusiness sentiment tepid in Canada: central bank outlook survey suggestsPublic confidence in AB’s economy continues to fall
This series will be based in the CairngormsCredit:Getty “This will be their chance to create brand new, never before published, data that will help us to understand our garden wildlife better. We’re a nation of gardeners and I know we can do it. We’re relying on everyone to join us and help make a difference.”The Springwatch presenters hope their show can provide practical tips to those wishing to do their bit for nature, in a time when acceptance of climate change is ever increasing, without being downbeat.Michaela Strachan said: “It’s really important when you’re trying to get a message across to have some humour and I think a lot of conservation doesn’t have any humour at all, and it’s all depressing, so you need the balance.”You have our programme that has the science, the beauty, the conservation stuff. Positive stuff you can do. “And then you have the news that tells you the hardcore conservation stuff and the political stuff.”I think they’re all as equally as important as each other.”Presenters will broadcast from the one of the wildest parts of the UK, the Cairngorms National Park, when the show returns to TV screens. Coverage will include tracking ospreys, wildcats, martens, and the seasonal cycles of wildlife in the Cairngorms.BBC Two’s Springwatch 2019 airs Monday to Thursday for three weeks from Monday May 27. BBC Springwatch is to enlist an army of nature-loving viewers to catalogue British gardens, as presenters set a weekly quiz question to gather data.The show will this series launch the biggest “Gardenwatch” survey of its kind, asking viewers to complete an assessments on bird behaviour, a register of common mammals, and a headcount of earthworms in their soil. The “citizen science project” will then be analysed by conservationists to build a more complete picture of garden habitats, with a spokesman confirming “all the data collected will help to map the health of the UK’s wildlife up and down the country”. By the time Autumnwatch comes around, the BBC said, the Gardenwatch survey will be analysed by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) scientists and the results shared with viewers.The survey will be launched when Springwatch returns to BBC Two later this month. Rosemary Edwards, executive producer of the show, said: “Our Springwatch viewers have proved over and over that they are amazing citizen scientists, turning out every year to help our wildlife partners with a huge amount of data collecting. “This year we need people more than ever to participate in the Gardenwatch survey. 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.
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. Meanwhile women’s share of global wealth is reportedly rising and a record number of women appeared in Forbes’ annual World’s Billionaire rankings last year.More than 60 per cent of the UK’s wealth is expected to be in the hands of women by 2025.Lisa Francis, CEO of Barclays Private Bank, UK and Ireland, said: “Reports show that women are out-living men. They are often the family matriarchs being left with significant wealth.”The Telegraph’s Women Mean Business campaign has fought to get better access to funding for female founders, who typically receive less than 10 per cent of start-up funding in this country. According to the UK’s biggest ever study into the female experience of wealth, nearly a quarter of women (23 per cent) see wealth as a symbol of freedom and independence. Young women are turning their back on sharing wealth with their partner, a survey has revealed, as they gravitate towards being financially independent.A survey of nearly 4,000 British women found that 31 per cent of those aged between 16 and 34 opted against sharing financial assets with their significant other.Meanwhile the majority of those aged over 55 choose to share their wealth, with only 26 per cent not doing so, according to the study by Netwealth.It said a “backdrop of later-in-life marriages, higher divorce rates and increased financial earnings” had prompted the shift.Netwealth CEO Charlotte Ransom said: “The traditional approach to managing finances jointly is being overturned by a new generation of financially more autonomous females.”With women increasingly entering marriage later in life, after years of earning their own income and controlling their own finances, it’s unsurprising that many are turning their back on a ‘what’s mine is yours’ approach.”Nearly half of women (45 per cent) keeping their wealth separate said it was to maintain financial independence.Two fifths (40 per cent) prefer to manage their money themselves, while 15 per cent do not believe their partner is entitled to their assets, the study revealed.Some 3,876 women aged 16 and over were questioned across two surveys in May and June.
The town of Paradise was gutted by the blaze (AFP/ Getty Images)(BBC) The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities.The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on Thursday.The Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest and most destructive blaze, has killed at least 63 people. Nearly 12,000 buildings have been destroyed.Three more people have also died in the Woolsey Fire, further south.President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to survey the damage and meet those affected.About 9,400 firefighters are currently battling wildfires across the state.The Camp Fire – which broke out eight days ago – swept through a swathe of the north at high speed, leaving residents little time to escape.Why such a big jump in the missing?The official list more than doubled from 300 to 631 on Thursday.At a news briefing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said this was because investigators had thoroughly cross-checked their information, including emergency calls made since the Camp Fire started on 8 November.“I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary,” Mr Honea said.He stressed that the number of the missing would most likely fluctuate.“If you look at that list and see your name, or the name of a friend or loved one, please call to let us know,” Mr Honea appealed to the public.What’s the latest on the firefighting operation?The California Fire Department says it has now contained about 40% of the Camp Fire blaze.“We continue to engage in the fire fight. We continue to keep our eye on the ball,” chief fire department official Ken Pimlott said.Officials say they do not expect to fully contain the blaze – which has razed 145,000 acres (56,600 ha) – until the end of the month.They are also battling several other fires. The Woolsey Fire in Ventura County near Los Angeles covers nearly 100,000 acres and is 62% contained.The smaller Hill Fire, also in Ventura County, covers 4,530 acres and is 99% contained. The Morgan Fire in Contra Costa County, near San Francisco, covers 20 acres and is 60% contained.The worst-hit area is the town of Paradise, with officials saying it will need a “total rebuild” job that will take several years.Brock Long, administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema), said the damage to Paradise was “one of the worst disasters” he had ever seen.Military troops are assisting forensics teams and cadaver dogs as they continue to search for human remains.Officials have warned the search operation could take weeks.Why are the fires burning?Officials have not yet confirmed what started any of the blazes, as investigations are continuing.Several people have already filed a lawsuit against a local power company, alleging that the Camp Fire started when a high-voltage transmission line failed.Historically, California’s “wildfire season” started in summer and ran into early autumn – but experts have warned that the risk is now year-round.Low humidity, warm winds, and dry ground after a rain-free month have produced a prime fire-spreading environment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCalifornia wildfires: Death toll rises to 25November 11, 2018In “latest news”‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before California fire deathJuly 30, 2018In “World”Global natural disasters wreak US$160-b damage in 2018January 8, 2019In “World”
CONNACHT ARE IN Edinburgh this morning before their Pro12 clash with the Scottish side in Murrayfield (19.45).If the 80 minutes this evening can match the dramatic scene created at sunset last night (and captured masterfully by Martin Joyce) then we’re in for a treat.Image credit: @MartinJoyceyNow, let’s have all your shepherd’s delight-Pat Lam puns. Go on, get them out of your system.Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken CupRobbie Henshaw’s return a boost for Connacht
The German midfielder is happy about his team’s conquest of the FA Community Shield and believes the match against Chelsea was a great testDefending a title in the English Premier League is not an easy feat, and German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan knows this.After the 2-0 Citizens victory over Chelsea at Wembley, the footballer believes beating The Blues prepares his team for the upcoming season.“It was not easy for us, but most importantly we tried to do our job, to do what the manager expects,” Gundogan told City’s website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The goals were well built up – the way we played was excellent. Overall it was a great performance and a well-deserved win”, he added.Last season, Manchester City won the Premier League with a 19-point margin advantage over Manchester United, amassing 100 points to become champions.“I wouldn’t say that it was necessary to give us confidence, but the first weeks when the season starts, the important games start, you never really know what to expect. You don’t really know 100 percent on which level you are”, he said.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission was right to deny bidding discounts worth billions of dollars to a subsidiary of Doyon Limited, the Alaska Native Regional Corporation for Interior Alaska.Listen nowThe subsidiary is called Northstar Wireless. The Appeals Court ruling says Doyon’s partner, a massive telecom giant, cannot hide behind an affiliate to claim benefits intended to help small and minority-owned businesses.Dish Network, a massive player in the telecom world, owns 85 percent of Northstar. Doyon owns a portion of the remaining 15 percent.In 2015, Dish cleaned up at an auction for the right to use public airwaves for cell service and wireless Internet. Dish coordinated with two smaller companies and together their bids totaled $13.3 billion. Then Dish and its affiliates said they only had to pay $10 billion, because the smaller companies get discounts available to small businesses. The late Sen. Ted Stevens helped create the spectrum auction, and thanks to him there’s an exception that allows Alaska Native Corporations to qualify as small businesses.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told senators at a 2015 hearing the Dish-Doyon deal is outrageous.“To be frank, I’m appalled that a corporate giant has attempted to use small business discounts to rip-off American taxpayers,” Pai said.Doyon vice president Sarah Obed said outside the courthouse last fall that Doyon runs the show.“Dish Network does not manage Northstar Wireless. We do. And so that’s something we’re really proud of,” Obed said.The FCC, though, looked into the contract and decided Dish really holds the strings. Dish has financial say, and the FCC said the contract terms pressure Dish’s partners to sell their stakes to Dish after five years.The Appeals Court judges agreed that Dish plays an out-sized role in Northstar. But the judges also said the FCC should’ve given Dish and its partners a chance to change the terms of their contract, so Dish doesn’t have control of the subsidiary.Doyon, in a written statement, said Tuesday it’s studying the decision and welcomes the opportunity to work with the FCC to address its concerns.
Happy Mother’s Day. pic.twitter.com/iOpn86Ru9m— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) 12 May 2019 Ammi and me. Best Mom in the world! pic.twitter.com/dgMM8bzMqU— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) 12 May 2019 Mother’s Day: Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma post special messages.InstagramMother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year, and this year it falls on May 12. We don’t need a day to celebrate our mothers, but we use this day to express our love, admiration and respect to our moms. On the occasion of International Mother’s Day, Bollywood celebrities like Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Janhvi Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan and many more posted special messages for their mothers.Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan posted three pictures with his family members. In one picture, he is seen with his mother Zeenat. “Ammi and me. Best Mom in the world!” he says. In the other photo, Aamir Khan is with his brother Faisal Khan along with their parents Zeenat and Tahir Husain. He has captioned the photo as: “My parents, Faisal and me :-).”In the third picture, actually shared first, Aamir Khan’s parents are seen with his sister Nikhat. “My mom, dad and Nikhat, my elder sister… happy Mother’s Day Ammi!” says Aamir. Just three days ago, Aamir Khan had also shared a picture of his with daughter Ira Khan on the occasion of her birthday. Aamir Khan with his mother Zeenat.TwitterSuperstar Amitabh Bachchan had shared a special music video made for Mother’s Day titled Maa, for which he has lent his voice. The video, directed by Shoojit Sircar, features a picture of Big B and his late mother Teji Bachchan.Actress Alia Bhatt put up a picture with Soni Razdan, saying, “My happy place.. love you mama ❤.” Actress-producer Anushka Sharma posted a childhood picture of hers with her mom, simply saying, “Maa ❤❤”, while actor Arjun Kapoor posted a video message as a tribute to not only moms but also single fathers. Arjun lost his mother Mona Kapoor to cancer just before his debut film released. Janhvi Kapoor posted a picture with her mother, the late actress Sridevi and said, “Cherish them, listen to them, give them all the love in the world. Happy Mother’s Day”. Janhvi Kapoor posted this picture with her mother, the late actress Sridevi.InstagramActress Sara Ali Khan posted a cool post for her mother Amrita Singh with a multitude of hashtags. Sara said in her post, “Happy Mother’s Day to my Mommy. Thank you for constantly being my strength, motivation and inspiration Ma. I hope I can be 10% of the woman you are. #travelbuddy #soulsister #gratitude#strongestwoman #bosslady#gotitfrommymama #number1#mywholeworld”.Filmmaker Karan Johar shared a heartfelt post with a picture with mom Hiroo Johar: “Mothers are superheroes that fight the infinite wars for their children and make sure there is never an end game in their lives! Happy Mother’s Day to my superhero! Love you so much mom#happymothersday”.Actress Deepika Padukone, meanwhile, met up with her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in New York City to check on Kapoor Senior’s health. Neetu Kapoor has shared pictures of Deepika Padukone on her Instagram. The Padmaavat actress visited the city to be part of the MET Gala 2019. Deepika posted a video of her mother on Instagram later, with her mother showing some acting skills in a fun family setting. “Now we know where I get my acting chops from… To my friend,guide,anchor,disciplinarian & role model…Happy Mother’s Day! #UjjalaPadukone…”, a part of Deepika’s message read. Deepika Padukone meets Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in NYC.InstagramTake a look at the Mother’s Day messages of these Bollywood celebrities and some more.
The Telugu Titans will fight it out against Dabang Delhi in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, July 24. After having a bad start to their campaign, the Telugu Titans will hope to bounce back and turn things around against the Delhi based team while the Dabang team will play their first match of the tournament and would like to kick-start the season with a victory.Preview, Prediction and Schedule Pro KabaddiThe Telugu Titans after suffering setbacks at the start of the league will be looking forward to getting back on track. Their star raider Siddharth Desai, who leads the attack, is expected to repeat his performance from the last season. He will be supported by Rajnish who holds the current highest raid points for the Telugu Titans with 11 points. Their defence looks more or less sharp with Vishal Bhardwaj performing well and if C Arun and Abozar Mohajermighani find their form, then, they will become a formidable unit. Dabang Delhi and Puneri Paltan.Pro Kabbadi LeagueOn the other hand, Delhi, after having a successful season in the previous edition of the tournament will look forward to continuing their form and go all the way this time around. Joginder Narwal, the captain of the side will lead the defence along with the help of Ravinder Pahal and Vishal Mane.Their defence is rock solid and will act as a major road-block for most of the teams in the tournament. Their attack will be led by Naveen Kumar who was at his peak last year. He will be supported by all-rounders Meraj Sheykh and raider Chandran Ranjit. The Delhi-based team will hope that their key players perform well and they beat their rivals to get off to a good start.Looking at the head-to-head count Telugu Titans have easily got the advantage. But Delhi performed well last year and the Telugu Titans have already lost two matches this season. So, it is probably going to be an evenly contested fight.The Telugu Titans-Dabang Delhi match will start at 8.30 PM IST.TV listings and live streamingThe broadcasting rights of the tournament are held by Star Sports and the matches will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Marathi. For live streaming on the internet, the platform will be Hotstar.
Kamal HossainLeaders of the opposition coalition have decided to form a liaison committee to avoid incoordination among the party parties.The leaders of the ‘National Unity Process’ and Jukta Front took the decision at a meeting at Kamal Hossain’s chamber in the city on Monday.After meeting, Kamal Hossain said the leaders came to a consensus to form a liaison committee.Details of the meeting, he added, will be disclosed after tomorrow’s (Tuesday) meeting.He also said the matter of the recently enacted law ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018’ was also discussed in the meeting.He called on the government to withdraw the act. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rab was present among the other leaders. But, Jukto (United) Front’s chairman and former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and convenor of Nagorik Oikya Mahmudur Rahman Manna missed the meeting. Meanwhile, a controversy has been created following an interview of Kamal Hossain to the BBC. “There is no objection in principal to join polls under this government,” Kamal Hossain told the British media on Monday.Asked about the matter, Kamal Hossain said, “They understood wrongly. I didn’t say anything like that.” ASM Rab then defended Kamal Hossain’s position on the matter. The officials at the meeting said the alliance leaders discussed the matter at the beginning of the meeting. They also said Kamal Hossain made phone call to Badruddoza Chowdhury during the meeting. An official, seeking anonymity, told Prothom Alo that the leaders also tried to contact BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir over phone during the meeting, but he could not be reached.The official added that after the meeting, Fakhrul phoned Gano Forum’s general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu.On 22 September, leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Nagorik Oikya and other leaders joined the jurist Kamal Hossain-led National Unity Process and unveiled programmes to engage people in creating a wave of demands for free and fair elections in the country.The alliance is scheduled to hold nationwide rallies from 1 October in this regard.
Russian president Putin with Governor of Kemerovo Region Aman Tuleyev. Photo: CollectedAman Tuleyev, the long-time governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region where a huge mall fire killed at least 64 people including 41 children last weekend, resigned on Sunday.Tuleyev, who had been at the helm of the key coal-mining region since 1997, said in a video address that he could no longer remain at his post with “such a heavy burden” and added that his resignation was “the only right choice”.President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation, the Kremlin said.The fire ravaged a mall in the industrial city of Kemerovo in western Siberia last Sunday, a tragedy that plunged Russia into shock.Some parents lost all their children, and the youngest victim was a two-year-old toddler.Many people who lost relatives have said they died because of the inaction of fire-fighters and police lacking the necessary equipment and skills.Tuleyev himself came under heavy criticism for failing to visit the scene of the tragedy in the first few days or meet with angry relatives.Putin — who travelled to Kemerovo last Tuesday — had initially refused to sack the 73-year-old governor despite rare protests in the city.Tuleyev apologised to the president over the rally — where protesters also called for Putin’s resignation — calling its organisers troublemakers.Officials have said that multiple safety rules were violated, the fire alarm system was not working and staff did not follow correct emergency procedures.Sergei Tsivilyov, who has been Tuleyev’s deputy since March, has been appointed acting governor, the Kremlin said.The ailing Tuleyev had long been expected to leave the post.The coal-mining Kemerovo region of around 2.7 million people has traditionally been considered one of Russia’s most troubled regions and some have feared that Tuleyev’s departure could spark a leadership crisis there.Tuleyev, who first became governor in the era of president Boris Yeltsin in 1997, is one of Russia’s longest-serving top officials.He was credited with helping pacify the region which was beset by miners’ strikes in the turbulent 1990s but had come to symbolise the worst excesses of authoritarianism in his later years, critics say.Polls to elect a new governor will be held in September.
Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: An immigration program that impacts thousands of Texans is safe…for now.A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). We talk with Carolina Ramirez from the organization United We Dream and Geoffrey Hoffman from the University of Houston Law Center. They help lay out the challenges of navigating the uncertain future of DACA in Houston. X MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO / KUT Listen 00:00 /10:31
Fashion Design Council of India’s (FDCI) quest for picking out new talents shows no signs to ebb. This time, the fashion body tied up with Cotton Council International for a contest to pick out young designers. They got together in the Capital recently to announce the names of five young designers who will progress to the final round of ‘Let’s Design Contest’. Vimal Abinash, Sanya Mukesh Jain, Gurman Singh Chawla, Padmaraj Keshri and Harjosh Singh Gioraya will progress to final round from Delhi regional eliminations. Their works have been selected from over 2,00 entries. They will join seven more young talents from Kolkata and Mumbai.On the judging panel were young designers Samant Chauhan and Nitin Bal Chauhan who judged the entries and selected the regional winners who all had to craft their designs using cotton. The 12 candidates from around India will be invited to Delhi, where they will face a series of design challenges. The winners will receive Rs 1 million and the chance to present their collection at the Fashion Week.
Denying health insurance for gender-affirming medical care violates the Constitution and federal non-discrimination law, a federal court ruled. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of Alina Boyden and Shannon Andrews, two trans women who were denied insurance to undergo gender-confirmation surgery in Wisconsin.The decision concluded that there was no reason to exclude medically necessary care for transgender workers.In his verdict, US District Judge William Conley also stated that some of the state’s arguments appear ‘unhinged from reality’.‘Trans people are not fair game for discrimination’Boyden is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Andrews is a cancer researcher at the University of Wisconsin Medical School by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Wisconsin.The two employees complained after they were denied coverage for transition-related surgical costs. According to their doctors, the surgery was necessary to treat their gender dysphoria.Boyden had to forego gender confirmation surgery. Moreover, Andrews had to pay $21,000 in out-of-pocket expenses when she went forward with surgery.‘I’m pleased the court recognized that denying coverage for my medical care was sex discrimination’, Andrews said.She explained she would have not been able to pay had she not had her retirement funds.‘I, personally, was lucky to be in a position to have retirement funds and savings I could take out to fund my medical care, but had I been less fortunate I would not be alive today.’ She furthermore added: ‘Today, I feel vindicated the court recognized what the state did was wrong. I hope that this will be a powerful signal that trans people are not fair game for discrimination and that our lives and health are not a political football.’Gender-confirmation surgery for state employeesThe state’s Group Insurance Board also approved health insurance coverage for gender-confirmation surgery for state employees, effective January 1, 2019.The ACLU views today’s decision as a step toward the protection of transgender people’s rights.‘As the court found, depriving transgender people of access to transition-related care is sex discrimination,’ said Larry Dupuis. He is the legal director for the ACLU of Wisconsin.‘We will continue our work until all transgender people can get the medical care they need, just like other people can.’You might also like:Wisconsin group health board approves coverage for transgender workers Australia celebrates trans women with this beautiful mural ahead of Darwin Pride CVS fired pharmacist who denied trans woman her hormone prescriptions eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Trans rights flag | Photo: Flickr/Ted Eytan Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/court-wisconsin-health-insurance-trans-workers/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Mexico City, Mexico — A recent study shows tax evasion in Mexico is equivalent to 2.6 percent of the GDP with VAT and income tax being the most common.A study published by the University of the Americas of Puebla revealed that personal income tax evasion generates the largest amount of losses each year reaching 269 billion peso. Next in line is VAT or Value Added Tax with a fiscal loss of over 188 billion peso annually.Other tax losses for Mexico include the Special Tax on Production and Services (IEPS) of 20 billion peso and taxes on foreign trade with a little over five billion.Through the study Global Tax Evasion 2017, the university reported that between 2015 and 2016 tax evasion showed a decrease, going from 3.2 percent to 2.6 percent of the GDP.The university reported the country managed to consolidate a downward trend over the past 12 years in which evasion decreased by 50 percent.“Tax evasion is any partial or total action tending to evade or delay the fulfillment of a tax obligation or payment of taxes,” explained the Tax Administration Service (SAT).The university study revealed that of the total evasion registered in Mexico, personal income tax evasion represents 58 percent of losses, while VAT tax evasions make up 37 percent.When making a breakdown by type of taxpayer and tax, the analysis indicates that in terms of income tax, the most important tax evasion rates are focused on the leasing regimes of individuals and individuals with business activity.While the sector of moral persons or companies in salaries and wages register tax evasion rates of 19.9 percent and 11.5 percent in each case.The United States experiences the highest annual corporate tax losses of any country with an estimated $189 billion unaccounted for every year, representing 1.13 percent of GDP.According to the Conference Board of Canada Report, the Canadian government says the country could be losing as much as 47.8 billion per year from tax gaps but also says they don’t keep track of annual tax losses.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)