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Iraq no longer poses threat to global peace and security UN gathering

“The initiative of reconciliation and national dialogue launched by the Iraqi Government draws its strength from the heritage of the Iraqi people which rendered great services to humanity,” Jalal Talabani said at the General Assembly’s high-level General Debate.The process is a “shared responsibility” among political forces, religious scholars, academics, civil society and all other sectors of Iraqi society, he added.“Advancements have been achieved on the ground due to ongoing national reconciliation activities, bringing forth the end of sectarian killings and the improvement of the security situation, coupled with the return of thousands of displaced families to their homes and the commencement of construction projects and the offering of services to citizens.”The country’s security and military forces have greatly improved their ability to respond to gangs, militias and terrorist organizations, the President said. They have extended their successes beyond the capital Baghdad to Basra, Mosul, Diyala and other provinces.The troops have also been replacing multinational forces in many parts of Iraq, most recently in Anbar. “The forces are also working to take over full responsibility to defend and preserve the democratic gains of our people,” he told delegates.The Government acknowledges that much work remains to be done, and Mr. Talabani appealed to the world – and neighbouring countries in particular – for continued support.In line with the new Iraqi constitution, the country has made strides towards “building good relations with neighbouring countries with common interests, while not interfering in their internal affairs, and relying on diplomacy and direct lines of communication and peaceful channels to resolve arising difference,” he said.“Based on this, Iraq no longer threatens international peace and security, and therefore calls upon the international community to take steps towards removing Iraq from Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter,” the President added. 25 September 2008Iraq no longer jeopardizes international peace and security, given its successes in promoting national dialogue, consolidating security and improving relations with its neighbours, the President of the war-torn Middle Eastern country told the United Nations today. read more

At UN countries call for strengthening of rights of persons with disabilities

3 September 2010A United Nations-backed conference aimed at advancing the rights of persons with disabilities concluded today with countries underscoring the need to continue building on recent momentum to ensure that the rights of the world’s estimated 650 million people with disabilities are protected and strengthened. A United Nations-backed conference aimed at advancing the rights of persons with disabilities concluded today with countries underscoring the need to continue building on recent momentum to ensure that the rights of the world’s estimated 650 million people with disabilities are protected and strengthened.Hundreds of delegates and civil society representatives took part in the three-day conference at UN Headquarters in New York to see how to better implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in 2008.The convention, among other elements, asserts the rights to education, health, work, adequate living conditions, freedom of movement, freedom from exploitation and equal recognition before the law for persons with disabilities.The number of countries that have ratified it has jumped from 66 to 90 in the past year and the number that has signed has risen from 142 to 146.Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico, the President of the conference, told the closing session today that he hoped that “the number of signatures and ratifications continues to increase” and that ongoing efforts to promote the rights of persons with disabilities bear fruit.He welcomed the enthusiastic participation of national delegations, experts and civil society representatives in the conference, which included interactive dialogues, round-table discussions and formal presentations.Many of the discussions focused on the right to education for persons with disabilities, the need for measures for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, and care provided during disasters and emergency situations.Shuaib Chalklen, the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, told the UN News Centre that the conference had an important “consciousness-raising” value for governments and policymakers to take action to ensure that the convention is implemented on the ground.While the rising number of ratifications means more countries will have to report on what measures they are taking to meet their obligations, Mr. Chalklen said all too often this is failing to translate at the local level, both in rich and poor countries.He cited education as an example, with administrators, principals and teachers at many schools often unaware of the barriers that can exist to prevent a child with disabilities from attending and fully participating in classes.A pupil using a wheelchair or crutches may face stairs to get to class, a lack of appropriate bathrooms and a viewpoint that it is the child with the problem rather than the school.“It’s an attitudinal problem and there needs to be a commitment to make it work… But unfortunately there is a lack of awareness,” Mr. Chalklen said.The next conference of States Parties to the convention will be held in early September 2011. read more

UN food agency teams enter remote parts of Afghanistan to assess needs

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has moved personnel into isolated parts of Afghanistan as part of a three-month effort to assess the country’s food needs, a spokesperson for the agency announced today. “Teams are moving into remote mountain villages, where extremely vulnerableinhabitants are suffering the ravaging effects of a punishing three-year drought and years of conflict,” WFP spokesperson Jennifer Abrahamson told reporters in Islamabad. Using Mi-8 helicopters, the agency has sent teams to into isolated areas of the Dara-e-Suf, which WFP said has been plagued by a complex set of problems that directly affect the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. “Including the drought, which decimated families’ ability to grow crops or support livestock, Dara-e-Suf lies in the crossfire of continued factional fighting and banditry,” explained Ms. Abrahamson. “It is also historically one of Afghanistan’s poorest districts.” WFP provided some 1,500 tonnes of wheat for nearly 84,000 people in Dara-e-Suf in January, and upwards of 500 tonnes is now on its way to the remote region. Despite this aid, the spokesperson noted that villagers remain extremely weak. “They are in need of medicine, seeds, tools, clothing and clean water,” she said. For its part, WFP plans to deliver other basic nutritious food items, such as beans and oil, in the coming weeks and months. In addition, the agency is preparing to launch new helicopter assessment missions throughout the country. “Populations to be assessed will include residents who are drought-affected, marginal and isolated groups, internally displaced persons and returnees,” said Ms. Abhrahamson. read more

Spirit of solidarity must inspire our collective response to worlds major challenges

“With diversity under verbal and violent attack in so many parts of the world, let us make the most of International Human Solidarity Day by reaffirming our common humanity, defending our shared values and creating a better future for all,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day.The UN chief underscored that “by adopting the historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders expressed their resolve to seek shared progress and prosperity based on a spirit of global solidarity.”He also emphasized that the Paris Agreement on climate change marked another important milestone for the planet and its people.“These achievements were driven by two complementary goals: to leave no one behind, and to build a life of dignity for all. This spirit of global solidarity must now inspire our collective response to other major challenges facing humankind,” he continued.Mr. Ban said that it was especially true in addressing plight of the record number of people around the world forced from their homes and communities.“Far too many have fled violent extremists only to be victimized again by xenophobia, discrimination and abuse. We must collectively challenge all those who stoke unfounded fears. Helping the vulnerable elevates us all,” concluded the Secretary-General. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio State looking to settle the score against Massachusetts

Ohio State freshman attackman/midfielder Tre Leclaire rips a shot on frame against Furman on Feb. 5 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Gene Ross | Senior Lantern reporterThe No. 19 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season a year ago at the University of Massachusetts. On Saturday, the 2-0 Buckeyes are trying to avoid the same fate by defeating the Minutemen for the first time in school history. Last year, UMass had just four victories, but thoroughly beat the Buckeyes 16-9. After the game was tied at seven, the Minutemen took control and outscored OSU 9-2 the rest of the game.“This is a team that beat us and beat us badly,” OSU coach Nick Myers said. “It has nothing to do with the season that they had last year. They absolutely got after us and that was something that was very clear of our team.”Massachusetts has its best offensive player returning from 2016 in junior attackman Buddy Carr, who scored 18 goals and assisted on eight others. Senior attackman/midfielder Gianni Bianchin is also a leader in the Minutemen offense, scoring three goals against the Buckeyes last year and 17 points overall.Myers said he is aware of their offense, but is more concerned about his own team continuing to improve. He added that the plan for the Buckeyes is to control the tempo of the game, which will allow them to control the outcome of the game.  “We need better starts,” he said. “We need to (be) a really good (team) in the box with our defense. Significantly better than we did a year ago. Not settle for anything but a good shot.”OSU senior midfielder J.T. Blubaugh said the Buckeyes do not intend to let their feet off the gas pedal. “I think this year we have more weapons on the offensive side of the ball,” Blubaugh said. “And I think we have a new attitude towards finishing. If their team is relentless than we’re going to have a relentless effort for four quarters.”So far the Buckeyes are averaging 13 goals per game, scoring 12 against Furman and 14 against Detroit. OSU’s offensive has provided some explosive moments on offense, but then the speed of its attack changes throughout the course of the game. Myers said he is looking for consistent execution in all facets toward becoming an elite offense. “We gotta do a good job in the box offensively and our ride-clear game along with our settle (defense) has to be working together,” he said. “What we haven’t had is quarters with all those different pieces connected.” The match against the Minutemen is scheduled for noon Saturday in Ohio Stadium. read more

Was Nicola Sturgeon trolling Theresa May as she posed to sign the

first_img Some imagined what the letter might say… The official photo of @NicolaSturgeon signing the section 30 request for an independence referendum is absolute patter. 💯👏💯 pic.twitter.com/l1rQhNVNvH— The Cherry Wave (@TheCherryWave) March 30, 2017 Just got sent the section 30 letter pic.twitter.com/xsxD4aML3n— Liam O’Hare (@Liam_O_Hare) March 30, 2017 Theresa May puts the final touches art 50 letter @NicolaSturgeon puts final touches to section 30 letter. #ScotRef #ScotlandinEurope pic.twitter.com/yJLTD1Sz20— Susanne Campbell SNP (@susannecc) March 30, 2017 Well, you know what they say about imitation and flattery…. pic.twitter.com/R7SltrrWjW— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) March 30, 2017 Nicola Sturgeon’s pose as she signed her letter asking for a second independence referendum couldn’t have been more different from Theresa May’s as she signed the Article 50 letter.Curled on the sofa like a satisfied cat, with her feet up and a beverage resting on the table next to her, she smiled as she signed the letter which could cause a huge headache for the UK Government. 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. Many on social media have imagined what the contents of the letter say, and wondered if she purposefully posed so casually to irritate the Prime Minister.Pleased Scots referred to the letter and pose as “absolute patter”, while others derided her casual approach.center_img “Dear Slim, I wrote but you still ain’t called.” #indyref2 #scotref pic.twitter.com/5uLk3Axx8N— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) March 30, 2017 Theresa May puts the final touches art 50 letter @NicolaSturgeon puts final touches to section 30 letter. #ScotRef #ScotlandinEurope pic.twitter.com/yJLTD1Sz20— Susanne Campbell SNP (@susannecc) March 30, 2017 Theresa May’s reply to Nicola Sturgeon’s Section 30 letter is pretty blunt pic.twitter.com/cjziFRb2Zv— Charlie (@chralie) March 30, 2017 Here’s the FM writing the section 30 letter to the PM – a more casual look than the A50 letter & no flag. #indyref2 pic.twitter.com/PTmpCrtUFG— Mark Diffley (@markdiffley1) March 30, 2017  And Ruth Davidson made a comparison Nicola Sturgeon may not enjoy  And what Mrs May’s response may belast_img read more

Allergy sufferers in danger due to UK shortage of EpiPens

first_imgTens of thousands of allergy sufferers are in danger due to a UK shortage of the life-saving Adrenalin jab EpiPen. The Daily Telegraph has learnt the US manufacturer Mylan has begun warning pharmacists and patients in Britain that the country is the latest to be hit by global supply problems the devices. Epipen is the best known and most widely used of three adrenaline injectors available to allergy sufferers in the UK. Rival devices Jext and Emerade, produced… EpiPens work by reversing the life-threatening symptoms of severe anaphylaxis, which include a drop in blood pressure and constricted airways. Anaphylaxis left untreated can progress rapidly and be fatal if a person’s heart or breathing stops.last_img read more

Vujovic and Cervar dismiss gossips about Croatian bench

Croatia handballLino CervarVeselin Vujović The two biggest wishes of the Croatian sports community for overtaking the position of the handball NT coach, Veselin Vujovic and Lino Cervar, denied their intention to accept that adventure. RK PPD Zagreb coach Veselin Vujovic said to Balkan-Handball.com that he will stay on Slovenian bench:There are no chances to seat on Croatian bench despite huge interest of majority of handball population and some people from my club. I have contract with Slovenia on two years, and on Friday chairman Bobinac and vice-president Kozole will come to Zagreb to offer me contract until Tokyio 2020. Those guys gave me a chance to overtake their NT, and full support after debacle in Poland at EHF EURO 2016. I respect those kind of things – said Vujovic.Macedonian NT coach and RK Metalurg leader, Lino Cervar, also, denied some media rumours about his come-back on the bench of the NT with whom he won Olympic and World’s gold in 2004 and 2003.-There are always some stories linked with my come-back to Croatia, but I am focused on my work with Macedonia and RK Metalurg – concluded Cervar.It is tough to say who will succeed Zeljko Babic. Goran Perkovac, Slavko Goluza, Ivica Obrvan, are some of the names… ← Previous Story IHF President Hassan Moustafa for HP: Handball will get super ball Next Story → Four teams on 100% after three rounds of DKB Bundesliga read more

14 things you hated as a kid that you LOVE as an

first_imgTHERE ARE SOME things that are universally true when you are a kid.Bedtime is bad, Coco Pops are good, and your siblings exist to annoy you.However, as time goes on your perspective changes and suddenly the things that seemed inconceivable in your youth become almost…dare we say it…attractive.Here are 14 things you hated as a kid that you probably love as an adult.Going to bed  (See also staying in bed in the morning, napping)As a kid: “WHAT?!?  NO!!!!  I’m not even tired!  It’s not even dark yet!  THIS IS SO UNFAIR!”As an adult: (At 8pm.) “Is it time to go to bed yet?”  *Tweets* CAN I GO TO BED YET?Shutterstock.comFinishing your dinnerAs a kid: “But I’m full!  And I don’t like it!  WELL SEND IT TO THE STARVING CHILDREN THEN!”As an adult: “Is there any more?”Shutterstock.comShoppingAs a kid: “But we just went shopping last week!”As an adult: “I’ll just pop into Penneys on my way home, I haven’t been there in a couple of days, they might have something new.”Look how happy she is!  Shutterstock.comThe opposite sexAs a kid: The source of annoyance via prissyness/revolting behaviour.As an adult: The source of fun and laughter and for some people, a whole lot more, ifyagetmydrift.Flickr/allspice1/Creative CommonsYour siblingsAs a kid: They beat you up, steal/wreck your stuff, and get you into trouble with your parents.As an adult: They don’t beat you up anymore.Flickr.com/*clairity*/Creative CommonsNon-sugary cerealAs a kid: “Why would anyone choose to eat Weetabix when they could have delicious chocolatey Weetos?”As an adult: “It’s great, if I add some linseed into my muesli in the morning I get my Omega 3s in first thing in the morning!”Flickr.com/TounoTouji/Creative CommonsNature programmesAs a kid: “TV is for fun, not for LEARNING.”As an adult: “This is just incredible, did you see that hummingbird’s wings last night?  They move so fast man, it was unbelievable!”John Stillwell/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesHaving nothing to doAs a kid: “Mam, I’m BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORED.  There’s nothing to dooooo…”As an adult: “I have no plans tonight, it’s amazing, I’m just going to sit at home and do nothing.”Flickr/Grzegorz Łobiński/Creative CommonsWatching the newsAs a kid: “But WHY do we have to watch the news?  You watched it already!”As an adult: “Will you switch on the news there?”YouTube/RTEAnything in black and whiteAs a kid: BORING.As an adult: “Have you seen the black and white version of Fargo?  I actually think it’s better.”Going for a drive (often to go for a walk)As a kid: “But where are we going?  Why?  This is stupid.  Why can’t we just walk here?”As an adult: “Yeah we took a drive out around Connemara, it was a lovely way to finish off the weekend.”This picture is, frankly, a lie.  Shutterstock.comTrying new foodAs a kid: “I just know I won’t like it.  I just know, ok?  Why can’t I just eat normal potatoes?”As an adult: “So it looked like an orange, but it was really made out of this part of a pig that isn’t normally eaten.  It was amazing.”Flickr.com/Nadia Phaneuf/Creative CommonsGetting your hair cutAs a kid: [Tantrum.]As an adult: “I look GREAT!”Flickr.com/stevendepolo/Creative CommonsHugs and kissesAs a kid: Enforced saliva deposits on your cheek and being shoved into your aunty’s bosom.As an adult: Snuggles and smooches with the object of your affection.Shutterstock.comWhat did you hate as a kid that you love as an adult?  Tell us in the comments!VIDEO: iPhone emojis in real life are kind of amazing>11 things girls like, according to the internet>last_img read more

Despite public outcry US state carries out first in series of executions

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 57 Comments Johnny Depp joined protesters last week to demonstrate against the death penalty. Source: STEPHEN B. THORNTONLee, 51, was put on death row for the 1993 death of his neighbour Debra Reese, whom Lee struck 36 times with a tire tool her husband had given her for protection. Lee was arrested less than an hour after the killing after spending some of the $300 he had stolen from Reese.The state originally set four double executions over an 11-day period in April. The eight executions would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The first three executions were cancelled because of court decisions.“I pray this lawful execution helps bring closure for the Reese family,” Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement issued minutes after Lee’s execution.Two more inmates are set to die on Monday, and one on 27 April. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay.ExecutionThe US Supreme Court cleared the way for Lee’s execution less than an hour before his death warrant was set to expire at midnight, rejecting a round of last-minute appeals the condemned inmate’s attorneys had filed. An earlier ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was obtained by misleading the company cleared the way for Lee’s execution.“Arkansas’ decision to rush through the execution of Mr. Lee just because its supply of lethal drugs are expiring at the end of the month denied him the opportunity to conduct DNA testing that could have proven his innocence,” said Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney with the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organization that helped represent Lee in his last appeals.Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson, on the same day after the state Supreme Court said it wouldn’t reconsider his stay, which was issued so Johnson could seek more DNA tests in hopes of proving his innocence.Read: Another death row inmate’s life spared in Arkansas > 34,075 Views Friday 21 Apr 2017, 7:07 AM Share Tweet Email By AFP Ledell Lee Image: Benjamin Krain Image: Benjamin Krain Ledell Lee http://jrnl.ie/3350683 Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April. Apr 21st 2017, 7:07 AM THE US STATE of Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a decade, the state’s attorney general said, proceeding despite criticism that its controversial plan to execute several prisoners by the end of the month was rushed.Ledell Lee was put to death late on Thursday night after the US Supreme Court rejected eleventh-hour requests to stay the execution. He received injections of three drugs, including one that has sparked sharp legal debate.Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April. He was pronounced dead at 11.56pm, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.Lee showed no signs of consciousness two minutes after the start of his execution, which began at 11.44 pm. With arms extended, covered with a sheet, his head and hands covered with leather straps, Lee made no final statement and showed no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.“The governor knows the right thing was done tonight,” JR Davis, a spokesman for Governor Asa Hutchinson, who scheduled the multiple executions. “Justice was carried out.”last_img read more

Nia Jax added to RAW Womens Title match at WrestleMania 33 in

first_img WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Google+ Pinterest Comments are closed. WhatsApp Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Nia Jax Charlotte Flair 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Twitter March 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Shawn Rico Ronda Rouseycenter_img Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled Dont like it. We could have seen a triple threat classic. But instead will get 3 women trying to destroy one and survive Following tonight’s 3/20 WWE RAW in Chicago, it was made official that Nia Jax will now be part of the RAW Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 33 in two weeks.Bayley will now defend her title against Jax, Charlotte and Sasha Banks in a fatal four way match. Jax earned the spot by defeating Bayley on Monday night during RAW.THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY! @NiaJaxWWE joins @MsCharlotteWWE @itsBayleyWWE & @SashaBanksWWE in a #Fatal4Way at #WrestleMania! #RAW pic.twitter.com/oAeYbcm7Fy— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 21, 2017 Facebook Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda RouseyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:40 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants A WWE Match Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Mobile home fire at Vancouver senior living community displaces resident dog

first_imgA Monday night fire at Fair Oaks Estates senior living community in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood displaced a single resident and dog.Vancouver Fire Department crews were dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 5404 N.E. 121st Ave., Suite 26. The first arriving crews reported an attic fire in a mobile home, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.A fire department news release issued Tuesday morning said heavy smoke was pouring from the residence.Neighbors had called 911 after smelling smoke and banged on the door of the residence to see if anyone was home. No one answered, and the house was dark. The neighbors turned on sprinklers to stop the fire from spreading to hedges that separate the mobile home park from One Lake Place condominiums.Crews used a hose line to extinguish flames on the exterior before entering the residence and continuing their efforts to stop the fire, the news release said.The fire department noted that the private water supply at Fair Oaks Estates posed a challenge in setting up a stable source of water to battle the blaze. Firefighters sawed through a fence separating Fair Oaks from One Lake Place to access a hydrant within the condo complex.About 20 minutes after the fire call, a firefighter on scene reported it had been knocked down in the attic, and crews were working to clear the home of smoke, according to scanner traffic.last_img read more

Rob Barrett Pension schemes must meet new freedoms

first_imgSince the government pension reforms in April, many pension providers have been reviewing their default funds. They have looked at whether their products will continue to meet the needs of their investors, and whether they are providing what people are looking for in the new environment.In particular, plans have looked carefully at their defaults’ composition to ensure that they meet the new challenges such as changes in income, reduced volatility because of less variable returns from investments such as stocks, the ability to switch into other instruments at a reasonable cost and also the changing retirement demographic. All these elements are being considered to allow for the investment strategy of a plan, or ‘glide path’, to potentially change.To ensure their products are fit for purpose, many providers have been reviewing their default allocations. Up until now, very little has changed because many plans are still reviewing their options. However, given time, the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF) expects that these new strategies should become more widely used.While the overall defaults will continue to remain fairly static, we expect that with the new pension freedoms, more options will be offered to scheme members. This will ensure that pension plans are able to meet the challenges of members wanting to drawdown cash to fund other requirements or to purchase annuities, and also the ongoing management of post-retirement in drawdown requirements.Rob Barrett is vice chair of the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF)last_img read more

Cards Hold Off Saint Louis for a 10 Win

first_imgKouzelos had a pair of saves and Ekic led the team with three shots. Louisville finished with an 11-7 shot advantage and edged Saint Louis 5-2 in corners. The Cardinals held a 56-44 advantage in possession over the Billikens.  Live Stats Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Brooklynn Rivers and Gabby Kouzelos Postgame The Cardinals used a strong defense to hold the Billikens to only two shots in the first 45 minutes. Offensively, the Cardinals had four shots on goal but could not get the ball past SLU’s Mary Niehaus, who finished the game with six saves.  Despite a number of close chances through the remainder of the second half, the Saint Louis defense was able to keep the Cardinals from doubling their lead. The Cardinals will continue a seven-game home stretch on Sunday, Sept. 1 as they welcome Eastern Michigan to Lynn Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Print Friendly Version ACCNX At the end of the first half, Louisville held a 7-2 shot advantage while both teams finished with two corner kicks.  Neihaus finished with four saves in the half while Gabby Kouzelos finished with one.  Next Game: Eastern Michigan 9/1/2019 | 7:30 p.m. Karen Ferguson-Dayes Postgame Louisville came out aggressive in the second half, taking the lead in the 50th minute. With a pair of clean passes from Niamh Nelson and Emina Ekic, Rivers buried a shot into the bottom left corner of the far post to put the Cardinals up 1-0. PDF Box Score Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s soccer team outlasted Saint Louis on Thursday night at Lynn Stadium after a lone goal scored by senior Brooklynn Rivers. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 3-0 on the season while the Billikens fall to 1-2. Game Highlights last_img read more

Words symphony and serendipity

first_imgSerendipity Delhi, a unique Concept Store dedicated to promoting Art, Music, Culture and Design is organizing a special Book Reading evening with William Dalrymple on his latest release Return of a King on March 28. Adding a Musical note to the evening will be a performance of Thumri-Dadra and Ghazal by noted classical singer Vidya Rao. The event is a Fund Raiser to benefit All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS), a non-profit organization that provides shelter for animals in distress. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Hosted at Serendipity’s beautifully restored Haveli, meet the author and other book and classical music lovers, and enjoy the ambience of Serendipity’s lovely terrace.  William Dalrymple is a bestselling author whose books include In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and Nine Lives. He has won the Premio Hemingway Prize 2015 for Return of a King.  He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the French Prix d’Astrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone/Crossword Award for non-fiction and has, prior to the shortlisting of Return of a King, been longlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.  Vidya Rao is a leading performer of thumri-dadra and ghazal. The disciple of the legendary singer, the late Vidushi Naina Devi, she has performed at national and international forums, has lectured and conducted workshops and lecture-demonstrations, and has composed and sung for theatre, film and dance.last_img read more

From rags to riches

first_imgHailing from Kalarabanka village, a rural hinterland in the state of Odisha, Samanta had no family income to support his early education. But it was his determination and stubborn attitude towards difficulties that changed his life for the better. Well known as the founder of KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, Dr Achyuta Samanta has recently been elected to Rajya Sabha. His love for education was backed by a teacher who helped him get enrolled in a government primary school in his village. Despite poverty, Samanta completed his Masters in Chemistry from Utkal University in Odisha and went on to establish the KIIT Group of institutions. He started his journey as an educational entrepreneur in a small rented room with an initial capital of 5000 rupees. Gradually, KIIT expanded its horizons from ITI courses to becoming one of the pioneers in private technical education in the state. In Back in 1997, private engineering colleges were still elusive to Odisha when KIIT started nurturing young engineering graduates from the state. A decade and a half later KIIT University propounded and exemplified a world-class university with infrastructure and courses that only a few contemporary institutions offered. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLater he founded Kalinga Institution of Social Sciences (KISS) in 1993. The man’s whose own childhood was full of misery made it his mission to educate tribals and convert these social liabilities into assets for the nation. KISS which provides free education, boarding, food, medical facilities and all the other necessities to over 50,000 tribal children, in a nutshell, offers them a new life. Students of KISS have not only shown their potential but have also started spreading the importance of education and knowledge in their villages. KISS offers a case study for various administrators to connect policies and people. It is the only institution to have the sex ratio amongst students favorable towards girls, where numerous tribes are first taught in their mother languages and then shifted to Odia. Students won the Under-14 Rugby world cup in 2007 and now are members of the various sports team of Odisha and India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt KISS, a mechanized kitchen cooks the meal for 1,00,000 students every day. Also, a bio-degradable waste recycling plant converts tonnes of vegetable waste to energy. An RO bottling unit provides drinking water and solar panel provides electricity for the entire campus. KISS has now been granted a special consultative status by the United Nations ECOSOC. This trajectory looks baffling for just a fifty-year-old man. His individual achievements range from being the youngest chancellor to being the General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). These contributions to the society have also accredited him with several international awards like the Gusi Peace Prize, the highest civilian award from Bahrain and 38 Honoris Causa Doctorate awards from different Universities across the globe. This achievement not only is rare but only a few fellow parliamentarians in the history of Indian Parliament can actually claim such recognition.last_img read more

Tourism revenue up despite drop in spending

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