The Central government’s move to push a revised Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the winter session of Parliament will have repercussions across the north-eastern states and balkanise the region, according to Delhi-based rights group Rights & Risks Analysis Group.The bill, if passed, would throw out some 10 lakh people from Manipur and three north-eastern States, where inner-line permit (ILP) was applicable besides Manipur, the group said on Friday.Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland are governed by the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) of 1873, under which Indian nationals from other parts of the country have to possess an ILP to visit temporarily. In 2018, the Manipur Assembly passed the Manipur People’s Protection Bill that seeks to expel people who or whose forefathers were living in the State before 1951.The Ministry of Home Affairs and the ruling BJP had, in reaction to vociferous protests against the CAB in the Northeast, proposed to tweak the bill so that it does not override the BEFR. If this is done, more than 10 lakh people can be identified as illegal residents and dumped on Assam. “Instead of expelling the alleged foreigners, Assam will end up receiving more than a million people before 2024,” said Suhas Chakma, director of the rights group.The BEFR, Mr. Chakma said, was enacted to insulate the tribal areas and all non-tribal people who could not establish their descent from 1873 may be identified as illegal residents. The 2011 census said Mizoram had 61,091, Nagaland 2,67,529 and Arunachal Pradesh 4,31,906 non-tribal people, while Manipur had lakhs of people who might not have documents to prove their residence prior to 1951. “All these people are expected to be dumped on Assam.” Religious minorities who fled alleged persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan were being “fooled” with the CAB promise. There was no guarantee that if it was enacted, the citizenship applications of those excluded from the National Register of Citizens would be processed by Assam or the Centre, it said.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESDivided in his attention with Gilas Pilipinas and Cignal HD, Raymar Jose knows that he has to give his all whatever jersey he’s wearing.But the two parties understand that national cause comes first, which meant the hardworking forward missing much of the Hawkeyes’ practices.ADVERTISEMENT Gonzaga, PH look to make most of games left in AVC Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I’m really thankful for Raymar. He’s pulling a double duty and he still gives his all no matter what,” said the mentor.Gilas Pilipinas is set to leave for Kuala Lumpur in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Friday and with the finals set to start next week, after CEU extended their semis against Flying V, Jose will miss the championship series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite his unusual arrangement, Jose still makes it a point to show that he’s all in for both teams.And what better way for the former FEU stalwart to prove that for Cignal than with his stellar play in the semifinals, uncorking a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to help his side sweep Marinerong Pilipino, 87-64 in Game 2 to book its ticket to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I knew I had to give my best because I’m unable to attend our practices because I had to go to Gilas. So I make it a point that in the games, I’ll really give my all,” he said in Filipino.Even coach Boyet Fernandez admits that with Jose largely out of the team’s practice sessions, his hand is forced to keep the bruiser come off the bench. But that didn’t seem to affect the output of the 6-foot-4 forward, doing it all for the Hawkeyes as he averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds through the course of the semifinals. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness and attitude has come under the spotlight after he reacted angrily to being substituted during Juventus’ win over AC Milan and coach Maurizio Sarri said the 34-year-old had been nursing a knee injury for some time.Ronaldo now faces two matches with Portugal where he will want to help the European champions guarantee their place at Euro 2020 and close in on the 100-goal milestone for his country. He currently has 95 goals and, given his prolific record, it is not inconceivable that he could reach 100 against Lithuania and Luxemburg – if he can play.Ronaldo gave Sarri a dirty look and walked straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 55th minute on Sunday, prompting widespread criticism led by former Real Madrid, Juventus and England coach Fabio Capello.”Ronaldo hasn’t dribbled past a player in three years and I remember when he could leave them on the floor,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia. “Sarri was right to take him off. The fact that he did not go and sit on the bench was not a good image.”Sarri said the player had taken a knock on the knee in training a month ago was still feeling the effects.”When he trains with high intensity and plays matches, he feels some pain. He can’t train too hard and has difficulty when he kicks the ball.”Sarri added that Ronaldo was also suffering problems with his thigh and calf, raising questions as to whether the striker was taking unnecessary risks by playing on rather than taking some time out to regain full fitness.Ronaldo’s career has been remarkably injury-free and his longest layoff was in 2008 when a fractured knee cap sidelined him for 94 days, during which he missed 11 games.An ankle injury cost him nine games in 2009 and he suffered another knee injury during the Euro 2016 final for Portugal against France.He was also troubled by tendinosis around his left knee in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup. He played in all of Portugal’s games but later admitted that he had taken a risk by playing through it.According to the specialist website Transfermarkt, he has only missed 53 games in his entire career due to injury.Sarri described Ronaldo’s angry reaction to being substituted as normal for a top player, but he will probably be more than happy to let Portugal coach Fernando Santos deal with the problem for the next week. Attitudecristiano ronaldoEuro 2020fitness First Published: November 12, 2019, 8:18 AM IST
Meanwhile, other Bollywood celebrities including filmmaker Karan Johar and actress-turned BJP MP Kirron Kher also supported Salman.”I think that the sportsmen of this country need to have a bigger heart. Ive played badminton for this country, my sister has captained the Indian team, she is an Arjuna award winner. She has won medals at the Commonwealth (games) for badminton… I think we know Milkha uncle (Milkha Singh) very well…”, Kher told reporters here on sidelines of an event.”I feel when we choose someone like Salman Khan, it also brings in a lot of corporates. There are several sports which are not cricket, which need money, for coaching and all…The government can do only this much. And if he (Salman) brings in all that into it, I think its wonderful for the sportsmen involved,” she added.”Someone had told me that film people live in an imaginary world and we sports people live in reality. I would like to tell them that we live very much in reality. The amount of hard work that people in this line do, I doubt if many people in the country or world can,” the 60-year-old actress said.Kher urged sport persons to give respect to the “Dabangg” actor.”So with deep amount of respect, I would like to urge my peers and my juniors and seniors in the sports world to give some respect to someone like Salman Khan. He has been there for a long time, and he has lasted a long time. There must be something to the gentleman which inspires all of us,” Kher said.advertisementJohar said, “I think that consistency, sincerity, hard work and dedication are the mark of a great artist, athlete or anyone in the performing zone.””Salman is a humongous achiever, and his brand can rightly be leveraged. His reach is tremendous, he is one of the biggest movie stars of our country and when he does endorse anything the impact is for everyone to see.”If he has been made the goodwill ambassador then I think more power to the authority who chose him, more power to him to accept it and no power to people who actually reject this choice,” the “My Name is Khan” director said.Actress Malaika Arora Khan too backed Salman on his appointment as a goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics.”He is what he is for a reason and was chosen for a reason. You have to give credit to the people who chose him purely because they know his leverage and what he brings to the stage.”More power to them. Sports is something that will always be close to my heart and I want it to have all the recognition possible and I think Salman will bring all that and much more,” Malaika said. PTI JUR NRB PVI
Even as PV Sindhu is relishing the taste of a chocolate cake at one of the many felicitations she has attended, C Kiran, her physio watching from the corner lets her satisfy her taste buds. (‘Rustom’, Hyderabadi biryani await Sindhu after Silver in Rio)A year and a half back, such spoils were unthinkable.Kiran has been working as a physio at the Gopichand academy for eight years and is seen as one of the main back-room boys behind Sindhu’s success.Sindhu won India’s second medal – a Silver in badminton women’s singles – at the recently-concluded Rio Olympics.Sindhu’s training routines were punishing.”Sometimes she would train and practice 10 to 12 hours a day and her day would begin at 4.15 in the morning. On other days when she would train less but running would be with the intensity of 100-200 heart rates per minute,” Kiran recalls.”We never give her schedule as a girl. 70 percent of her fitness sessions were with the boys. She made sure she challenged the boys. And when a girl challenges a boy they obviously don’t take it easily so it gets the best out of training,” he says.Kiran and his team of physios and trainers made an elaborate plan a year and a half before Rio even while Sindhu was recovering from a broken foot in early 2015.”My primary task was to help her recover as she strived to meet the stiff challenges set up by Gopi Sir,” he says.The business end of her preparations meant, off media, off mobile phone, off sleep.advertisementNow, as she eats cakes, gives media interviews in dozens and sleeps merrily, it may seem all worth it. That’s until she takes up the racquet again and gets into isolation for her next target.
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)We’re only a couple days away from the start of the 2019 college football season. Florida and Miami are going to kick off the season this weekend and ESPN’s College GameDay will be presenting it.But with the game being held at Disney’s Magic Kingdom instead of a college campus, there’s a very different set of rules for fans to observe.However, ESPN recently released a list of updates for the Saturday broadcast that should make it clear how fans can enjoy the historic event.First and foremost is that park admission is required in order to attend.Signs are usually not allowed into the park, but an exception will be made for College GameDay attendeesSigns must be handheld and must obey a wide array of restrictionsCan’t wait to get the season started Saturday.For fans joining us at Magic Kingdom, here are the most up to date things to know: https://t.co/ZixfuS8ygC pic.twitter.com/gMKfgKwjI0— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 22, 2019 ESPN had previously announced that no signs would be permitted inside Magic Kingdom for the show. Signs are a huge part of the GameDay atmosphere and thankfully that’s been righted.College GameDay is heading into its 27th season since debuting in 1993.Week 1 will include a Thursday Night broadcast from Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Georgia Tech. That Saturday, they’ll be in Arlington, Texas for the Oregon/Auburn game.Beyond that, everything will remain in the air until bowl season.We’re all looking forward to yet another great year of College GameDay and Lee Corso’s headgear picks.
graphs India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 21:55 IST The Cricket World Cup 2019 final saw a woman trying to invade the ground (Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSThe Cricket World Cup 2019 final saw a woman trying to invade the groundThe woman was identified as YouTube personality Vitaly Zdorovetskiy’s mother Elena VulitskyHowever, Elena’s attempt was foiled by the stewardsThe final of the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw a pitch invader’s attempt to grab attention being cut short by attentive stewards present near the boundary. The woman, Elena Vulitsky, is the mother of YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, whose girlfriend Kinsey Wolanski had earlier gone viral after she interrupted the Champions League final in June 2019.Elena, however couldn’t be as successful as Wolanski after the stewards grabbed her before she could cross the boundary.In both instances, the women were sporting clothing with the advertisement for an adult website “Vitaly Uncensored” emblazoned across their dresses. The website is also run by Vitaly Zdorovetskiy who tweeted the photo of his mother being caught with the caption: ‘My mom is crazy!!!!!’My mom is crazy!!!!! pic.twitter.com/GuDfyM2aU2Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) July 14, 2019Cricket World Cup final streaker is X-rated website owner’s MUM! Elena Vulitsky, 47, grabbed by quick-thinking steward as she tries to emulate her son’s girlfriend’s success at the Champions League final pic.twitter.com/hUcigAFHPPLilian Chan (@bestgug) July 14, 2019Earlier, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the final at Lord’s on Sunday.Henry Nicholls made 55 and Tom Latham scored 47 but England’s bowlers struck at crucial and regular junctures to deny the 2015 finalists big partnerships in a contest which will produce new 50-over world champions.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss under an overcast sky and elected to bat after both sides retained the same XI from their contrasting semi-final victories.advertisementAlso Read | Kane Williamson breaks Mahela Jayawardene’s 12-year-old World Cup recordAlso Read | Make some noise: Fans disappointed with dull crowd in World Cup finalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Security stop streaker from pitch invasion at Lord’sThe final of the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw an attempt by a woman to invade the pitch being foiled by a couple of alert stewards near the boundary. advertisement commentary No data available! scorecard view more view less Next
Justice Minister Michael Baker said today, May 20, that unless new information becomes available, he has no plans to call a public inquiry as requested by Carline VandenElsen. “We will be monitoring Ms. VandenElsen carefully. We will do what we can to make sure that Ms. VandenElsen’s health is not jeopardized by her actions,” said Mr. Baker, “However, based on the information we have at the present time, the Department of Justice does not feel that a public inquiry is warranted.” -30-
The province is using an online survey to seek more input from the public and industry on the long-term tourism strategy. “We are developing a long-term strategy for tourism to allow Nova Scotia to reach its full potential in this highly competitive global market,” said Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Percy Paris. “The online survey gives us another important tool to ensure we have broad input on the strategy from across the province.” In addition to the online survey, public sessions are also gathering input. The remaining sessions will take place in Sydney on Monday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design (Loft), 322 Charlotte St., in Inverness on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, 16080 Highway 19, and in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The venue for the Halifax session has changed to the Acadia Salon, Radisson Hotel, 1649 Hollis St. To provide input through the online survey or register for a session, please visit www.gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism . The final long-term strategy for tourism is expected to be presented at the annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia conference in November. The interim board of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency is developing the long-term strategy as part of its mandate to establish the agency. It also recruited Patrick Sullivan as the chief executive officer, and will appoint an inaugural board and create an operating charter.
Teens now have a new resource to help protect against, and deal with, sexual abuse. Marilyn More, lead Minister for the Action Team on Sexual Violence and Bullying, announced the new handbook at the Speak Up! Anti-bullying Conference in Halifax today, Aug. 16. “We have heard from more than 150 people and groups over the past four months through the Action Team.” said Ms. More. “They have told us there is a need for information for victims of sexual violence. We listened and developed this guide.” The booklet, Sexual Assault, Safety Help and Healing for Teens in Nova Scotia, provides a broad range of information on sexual violence, information on healthy relationships, getting help, the law, the court process and how to offer support to victims. It is also available in French. “It’s great to see this information available to teens to seek out if they need help, especially with a topic as serious as sexual violence,” said Susan Huntington, a 19-year-old nursing student at Dalhousie. “It is comforting to know that this information is there if need be for myself, my friends or anyone who may need it. The more information, the better.” Conference participants received the handbook today. It is also available through government and community agencies and online at http://women.gov.ns.ca/sexual-assault-and-sexual-violence.html .
New Delhi: The counting of votes for the seven-phase elections to India’s lower house of parliament, the world’s biggest democratic exercise, will take place on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on a bitterly-fought contest which the country rarely witnessed.Most of the exit polls have predicted that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term, riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charisma like the way he swept to power in 2014. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistHowever, the opposition parties have trashed results of the exit polls, claiming that the BJP will suffer severe drubbing due to rising unemployment, farm distress and a slowdown in the economy. The voting was staggered between April 11 and May 19 in which around 67 per cent of the nearly 900 million eligible people exercised their franchise to elect 542 members of the Lok Sabha from a total of 8,049 contestants. In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 282 seats while the Congress had suffered a severe drubbing getting an all-time low of 44 seats as against 206 it won in 2009. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceFrom ‘chowkidar chor hai’ and ‘bhrashtachari no. 1’ to ‘khaki underwear’, caustic remarks ruled the roost this election season, making it one of the most bitterly-contested parliamentary polls post Independence. Election Commission officials said the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections will begin at 8.00 am Thursday and results are expected only by late evening. For the first time in Lok Sabha polls, the EC will tally vote count on Electronic Voting Machines with voter-verified paper audit trail slips in five polling stations in each assembly segment of a parliamentary constituency. It will effectively mean that out of nearly 10.3 lakh polling stations, the EVM-VVPAT matching will take place in 20,600 such stations. In case of a mismatch, the results based on paper slip count will be considered as final. The entire exercise of EVM-paper trail machine matching will take an additional four to five hours, EC officials said. The opposition parties Tuesday raised concerns over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the Election Commission to ensure transparency in counting. EC officials said the voting percentage of 67.11 this time was the highest ever voter turnout in Indian parliamentary elections. They said as per procedure, postal ballots would be the first to be counted. The number of service voters stands at 18 lakh and these include personnel of the armed forces, central police force personnel and state police personnel who are posted outside their constituencies. The Centre on Wednesday issued an alert to the states regarding the possibility of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday. The alert has been communicated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the state Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police, an official said. See inside
Canada plays host starting Friday to the leaders of the G7 countries. Here are some quick details about the six leaders who will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.France: Emmanuel MacronIn current office since: 2017Party: La Republique En Marche!, which Macron founded, has been described as centrist, social democratic and liberal.Age: 40Born in: Amiens, France.Spouse: Brigitte Macron.Pre-politics profession: Civil servant and investment banker.Seniority within the G7: The second-least experienced member, ahead of Italy’s Giuseppe Conte but behind Donald Trump, who assumed office in early 2017.G7 quote: “We must not fall apart. The other six G7 countries are a market that is bigger than the American market.”Fact unrelated to G7: Macron’s dog Nemo, who he brings to work, was once caught on camera urinating on a fireplace in the Elysee Palace while Macron met with some cabinet ministers.___Germany: Angela MerkelIn current office since: 2005Age: 63Party: Christian Democratic Union, a centre-right coalition.Born in: Hamburg, Germany (The city was in West Germany at the time, but Merkel’s family moved to East Germany when she was only a few months old).Spouse: Joachim Sauer.Pre-politics profession: Physicist.Seniority within the G7: Merkel is the longest-tenured leader in the G7, making her the most senior leader of the group.G7 quote: “It is apparent that we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements here, and so there will be contentious discussions.”Fact unrelated to G7: Merkel, who reportedly was bitten by a dog in 1995, quipped that Vladimir Putin’s dog “doesn’t eat journalists, after all,” after the Russian leader said the dog would behave itself upon entering the duo’s first meeting after Merkel became chancellor.___Italy: Giuseppe ConteIn current office since: Last Friday after the two largest parties in the Italian legislature agreed on Conte as a compromise candidate for prime minister, breaking a political deadlock that followed the March 4 national election.Party: Five Star Movement, a populist right-wing party, which joined a coalition with the Lega party to form government.Age: 53Born in: Volturara Appula, Italy.Spouse: He and his wife are separated. They have a 10-year-old son.Pre-politics profession: Professor of law.Seniority within the G7: Having just assumed office, Conte is the most junior member of the group. The G7 is also his first international trip.G7 quote: “Italy’s first position will be to make itself known, the latter to be respected.”Fact unrelated to G7: A law professor, Conte has been accused of embellishing his academic history, including roles at New York University, University of Malta and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has denied all accusations of embellishment.___Japan: Shinzo AbeIn current office since: 2012 (although he also served as Japanese prime minister from 2006 to 2007)Party: Liberal Democratic, which can be described as conservative in its policies. Abe’s maternal grandfather, former Japanese prime minister Nobusuke Kishi, helped form the party in 1955.Age: 63Born in: Tokyo, Japan.Spouse: Akie Abe.Pre-politics profession: Political aide and worker in a steel plant.Seniority within the G7: Abe is second in seniority to Merkel, and is serving his fourth term as Japanese prime minister.G7 quote: “No country benefits from retaliatory trade restrictions…. My message is (the) G7 should play a role in free and fair global economic development.”Fact unrelated to G7: Just last month, Abe delivered Olympic gold medal figure skater Alina Zagitova a three-month-old Akita puppy because the Russian teen requested to get one of the Japanese breed if he brought home a medal.___United States: Donald TrumpIn current office since: 2017Party: Republican.Age: 71Born in: New York City.Spouse: Melania Trump.Pre-politics profession: Real estate developer, businessman and television personality.Seniority within the G7: Trump is the third most junior leader of the G7, ahead of Macron and Conte, but heads the largest economy and is arguably the biggest voice at the table.G7 quote: “Isn’t it Ironic? Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made), then off to Singapore to meet with North Korea & the Nuclear Problem…But back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing the Witch Hunt!”Fact unrelated to G7: Trump has a few television and movie credits to his name beyond “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” including “Zoolander,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” and an episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where he quipped, “I like keeping a low profile,” and later, “everybody is always blaming me for everything.”___United Kingdom: Theresa MayIn current office since: 2016Party: Conservative.Age: 61Born in: Eastbourne, Sussex, England.Spouse: Philip May.Pre-politics profession: Worked at the Bank of England and the British agency that manages payment systems.Seniority within the G7: May is right in the middle, behind Trudeau and ahead of Trump.G7 quote: A readout of May’s call with Trudeau last month noted, “The leaders had a broad discussion about the upcoming G7, including the importance of G7 action to tackle hostile state activity.”Fact unrelated to G7: May, who had two dogs as a child, introduced new licensing rules for breeders set to come into force this year to crack down on puppy mills and, as she put it, “do everything we can to eradicate animal cruelty from our society.”___
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APTN NewsThe minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations will announce Tuesday morning on whether the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will receive an extension.The announcement is scheduled to take place at 9:30 e.t. in Ottawa.In early March, the four remaining commissioners signed a letter requesting a two year extension, plus an extra $50 million to complete its work.The inquiry, which was announced in August 2016, has been fraught with high staff turnover, including the resignation of its Metis commissioner, and the loss of two executive directors, and senior lawyers.The inquiry also does not have an Inuk commissioner.Some families don’t believe the inquiry is structured properly and see its inability to subpoena the RCMP and other police forces to testify as a major shortfall.Not everyone is unhappy with the inquiry.Other families say telling their stories to the inquiry has helped with their healing.Watch the announcement at 9:30 e.t. LIVE here: APTN News Facebooknews@aptn.ca@aptnnews
Rabat – King Mohammed VI will visit Mauritania in the coming days during his next round tour of Africa, aiming to bring a conclusive end to tension between the two countries, reported Moroccan daily newspaper Al Massae on Thursday.Coordination for the King’s visit in Mauritania is being run by the army and intelligence’s officials of the two counties, according to the source, and a special ceremony is being prepared to receive the King in Mauritania in order to clear the old conflicts between the two countries.The same source further noted that Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces Fathallah Warraq and other senior military officials will visit the southern region following the recent tension between Morocco and Polisario’s militias in the buffer zone of Guerarate, in Moroccan Sahara. The strain on Mauritanian-Moroccan relations was recently intensified following Istiqlal Party (PI) Secretary General Hamid Chabat’s announcement in December 2016 that “Mauritania lays on Moroccan soil and it is a land that is purely Moroccan.”Shortly after Chabat’s statement, King Mohammed VI spoke with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz over the phone to reiterate his support for Mauritania’s territorial integrity. He also assigned Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, as his envoy to travel to Mauritaniadiscuss with Abdel Aziz past tensions, including Chabat’s statement.Benkirane held a press conference after the meeting, announcing that future ties between the two countries will be further strengthened in order for Mauritanian citizens to feel that they enjoy all their rights in Morocco and vice-versa.In a recent interview with France24, Abdel Aziz said that “the relation between Morocco and Mauritania is not as bad as it is claimed.” On the contrary, he noted that “the relations between the two countries are good” and that “both Morocco and Mauritania are not satisfied about the situation of their relations.”
WASHINGTON — An attorney for the head of the National Enquirer’s parent company denies the tabloid committed extortion or blackmail by threatening to publish Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ explicit photos.Elkan Abramowitz represents American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker. Abromowitz defended the tabloid’s practice as a “negotiation” in an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week.”The Enquirer published a story last month that included lurid texts between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Bezos said AMI later threatened to expose his revealing photos if he didn’t have his private investigators back off.Abramowitz said the story was given to the Enquirer by a “reliable source” who was “well known” to Bezos and Sanchez.He said he isn’t concerned about the matter jeopardizing a nonprosecution agreement between AMI and federal prosecutors.Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
The Chairman of the Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, told reporters at a press briefing today that the session had been especially productive. “We had very effective participation from all the members,” said Chairman Pratfullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati of India, referring to the 18 experts serving on the panel.In a brief overview of the Committee’s observations on each country, he noted that with respect to Uzbekistan, there had been concern about prison conditions, allegations of torture, and the independence of the judiciary. On Croatia, Mr. Bhagwati reviewed the country’s recent history and said that most of the concerns related to cases of killings which had not been adequately investigated. Regarding Venezuela, he observed that there were “a large number of problems of extrajudicial executions, deaths in custody and various other issues of concern.”Another Committee member, Christine Chanet of France, told the press that the experts had noted positive developments in Syria, including the release of many political detainees. Concerns persisted, however, with respect to the country’s state of emergency, which appeared to be permanent, and the widespread use of the death penalty. Expert, Nisuke Ando of Japan, reported on the Committee’s conclusions regarding Costa Rica, noting that “the big problem there is the constant flow of illegal workers from Haiti.” Most of those people worked in sugar cane fields under uncertain conditions. Mr. Bhagwati said the countries monitored at the current session had fully cooperated with the experts. “All these delegations were very frank in their discussion with us, and we could see that they were quite sincere in desiring to carry out our recommendations,” he said. The Committee will meet next from 9 to 27 July in Geneva to consider the reports of Monaco, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Guatemala and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“The Secretary-General considers that the capture of Saddam Hussein, the epitome of the former regime, is an important event,” a UN spokesman said in a statement released in New York. “It offers an opportunity to give fresh impetus to the search for peace and stability in Iraq, on the basis of an inclusive and fully transparent process.”Through his spokesman, Mr. Annan reiterated the UN’s readiness “to do everything possible to help Iraqis, if asked and as circumstances permit.”