Few people would choose to make a career of destroying chemical weapons. But the work has earned members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü said the prize is a “great honor” for the organization. In a prepared statement, Üzümcü said “we are a small organisation which for over 16 years, and away from the glare of international publicity, has shouldered an onerous but noble task–to act as the guardian of the global ban on chemical weapons that took effect in 1997.”The Nobel Committee said it was honoring OPCW “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” Such international bodies are not famed for their speed and effectiveness, but OPCW’s track record is impressive. Some 189 countries, representing 98% of the global population, have joined OPCW since the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force in 1997 and 82% of the world’s declared stockpile of chemical agent (some 58,172 tonnes) has been destroyed. OPCW has carried out 5286 inspections at 228 chemical weapon-related and 1905 industrial sites in 86 countries.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“It’s great news,” says Yasemin Balci of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre in London. “[T]hey have done great work achieving the destruction of the stockpile we have … and building a global norm against chemical weapons.”OPCW’s recent mission in Syria, following the August chemical weapon attacks in Damascus, has brought it much greater public attention. And the recent international agreement to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons has thrown OPCW into entirely new territory. “The organization has tried to react to the situation in a quick and effective manner,” Balci says. “This is such a different mission, because it is happening while a war is on all around them.” OPCW
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The fact that Sony has been struggling with their smartphone business as of late is an open secret. Sony has always made smartphones with strong cameras, unique industrial designs and vivid displays – but still success, especially in terms of sales has always eluded them. Here in enters the Sony Xperia XZ1 – their most accomplished smartphone to date. With the XZ1, not only has Sony delivered what seems to be a power packed phone, the company has also for once priced it reasonably and realistically.For Rs 45,000, there is a lot on offer here – a stellar camera with nifty slow motion and predictive capture tricks, the latest version of Android right out of the box, powerful specifications, IP68 dust and water resistance, Bluetooth 5.0 and even 3D image scanning. The feature list is extremely comprehensive.Dated yet svelte designWhat does it lack? A bezel-less design. Yes, the Sony Xperia XZ1 still has massive top and bottom bezels which just look a tad bit dated. I would not have minded the bezels that much if the front facing stereo speakers had been worth the sacrifice – but they are not. They are crisp and clear but are simply not loud enough. The Pixel 2 in comparison has much better stereo speakers – louder and warmer. Even the Nokia 8’s single speaker is louder.The fingerprint sensor is also not found on the front fascia but on the side mounted power button. The sensor itself is a bit patchy – it is quite fast when it works but many times I found myself having to try a second time or re-position my finger.advertisementMoving on from bezels, the design is not bad per-se. In fact it is the most refined iteration of the design Sony introduced with the Xperia Z in 2013. The old three piece construction found on the Xperia XZ and XZs has been replaced by a new metal unibody two piece setup on the XZ1 – and it looks and feels very premium.The Xperia XZ1 also feels incredibly light and compact – so much so that the first time I picked it up I severely doubted the phone’s build quality. However Sony must be lauded for constructing an extremely slim and svelte phone that feels remarkably solid in the hand. In terms of build quality, there’s not much to fault with the XZ1 – it is almost as solidly put together as the tank-like Nokia 6. And that is big praise indeed.There’s more to like about the Xperia XZ1’s design – the classy matte back, the subtle and elegant antenna lines which curve their way around the sides of the phones, the curved edges which aid in-hand feel and the exquisitely crafted power button that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor all exude class. There is no denying the fact that the XZ1 looks classy, understated and elegant. If only the bezels had gone on a slight diet and the design was a bit new.A vivid display lacking some pixelsThe 5.2-inch LCD display on board the Xperia XZ1 is extremely punchy and vivid. Sony’s proprietary technologies such as X-reality unit and TRILUMINIOUS seem to be doing their job behind the scenes. The screen is both bright enough to be used comfortably in harsh sunlight and dim enough to make use at night a breeze.Where the device falters a bit is when it comes to resolution – Full HD just doesn’t seem to cut it in today’s QuadHD world. Especially so when the Nokia 8 brings with it a pixel dense Quad HD display at just Rs 36,999. The XZ1’s screen is sharp enough for day to day use but the extra pixels are missed while watching multimedia content on Netflix or Prime Video.The highlight of the XZ1 is its camera – the 19MP rear ‘Motion Eye’ sensor to be preciseThe display also comes with HDR support and 138 per cent sRGB coverage and is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 for protection against nicks and scratches. A screen guard is still recommended though – my review unit developed two or three mild scratches and one deep gauge with a few weeks of nominal to fairly heavy use.Breezy performance, poor battery lifeThe Xperia XZ1 is intended to be a 2017 flagship and as a result comes with the powerhouse specifications associated with that tag – Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 835 processor, the Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of fast UFS internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card.advertisementAll this is powered by a relatively tiny 2,700mAh battery which is the biggest Achilles heel of the smartphone. Nifty technologies such as Quick Charge 3.0 and Qnovo Adaptive charging are not enough to offset the simply mediocre battery life. Expect the XZ1 to give up the ghost by around 7 – 8PM at night with even a modicum of heavy use.Even with light to moderate use, the smartphone never delivered more than a day of battery life during my three week plus of usage. Use the phone very heavily and you will find yourself hunting for a charger by the evening. With the competition delivering more than a day of battery life easily, the XZ1 falls short of expectations in this department.When the phone is up and running though, performance is butter smooth. Part of the credit goes to Sony’s relatively light Android skin – which while not as minimal and fluid as stock Android is much lighter and fluid than other OEM hash jobs (cough LG cough). The XZ1 is also one of the first (if not the first smartphone in India) to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.Android Oreo comes with a lot of new features such as notification dots, new and redesigned emojis, support for third party calling apps, app optimisations, notification channels in which notifications are segmented into channels such as news and sports and the new ‘Google Play Protect’ malware system.The crux of the matter is that the software is not only fast and fluid but also the latest build Google has to offer. Sony has pretty much nailed this aspect of the XZ1. Well, apart from the bloat. The XZ1 comes with many applications pre-loaded – most of which are not useful and cannot be uninstalled. Some examples include AVG Pro protection, Sony LIV and Xperia Lounge.One particularly annoying problem I faced with my Xperia XZ1 involved its antenna placement. Whenever I used to grip the phone in a way that the top two antennas got covered up (which is a pretty easy thing to do as they are on the sides), the WiFi would drop two or three bars and sometimes get disconnected entirely. Sony sent me a replacement device which also suffered from the same issue. For this first time since the iPhone 4, I had to be conscious of how I am holding a smartphone.Stellar cameraThe highlight of the XZ1 is its camera – the 19MP rear ‘Motion Eye’ sensor to be precise. Sony has refined the setup we saw on the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium and the end result is nothing short of stellar. Yes, the capability to shoot slow motion video at 960 frames per second in a smartphone is extremely cool and a remarkable feat of engineering, but that is not what makes this camera great.Nor is it the fancy predictive motion capture that starts to buffer images the moment the phone detects motion. What makes the XZ1’s rear camera so stellar is simply the fact that it shoots great quality images in almost all lighting conditions.advertisement XPreviousNextYes, auto focus is a bit wonky in low light and Sony’s auto mode still produces images that are a bit too soft sometimes but all in all, the XZ1 has the best rear camera found on a Sony smartphone to date. Images have great dynamic range, vivid colour and impressive detail. In low light, the amount of light the smartphone manages to pull in is commendable though noise does creep in.During my three week plus of usage, the Xperia XZ1’s 13MP wide-angle front sensor came to the rescue many times when the iPhones of the world simply failed to cram in all the people in one shot. The quality itself is quite good though images do tend to get a bit too oversaturated at times.Future forward tech, not terribly usefulThe Xperia XZ1 is the first smartphone in the world that has a 3D Creator that lets you capture and print images in 3D. You can scan people, objects and food. That sounds extremely fancy and to an extent it is really impressive how Sony has managed to fit such advanced technology in a smartphone. Full one hundred points for effort.The Xperia XZ1 looks classy, understated and elegantWhile the idea is extremely intriguing, the problem is that actually getting a decent 3D scan is a pretty difficult affair. Even in the best of light, you have to be really patient and meticulous in order to get a good 3D scan. If the lighting is not good or you do not follow the process exactly, expect the person’s head to look like something out of a horror movie. Getting a scan in freeform mode is even more difficult.Should you buy the Xperia XZ1?Well, there is no denying the fact that the Xperia XZ1 is the best smartphone Sony has made to date. It may not have a crazy 4K display like the Xperia XZ Premium, but it comes with fast and fluid software, a sleek and svelte design, stellar cameras and a decent, if not class leading display. The fact that it is priced reasonably and realistically at Rs 45,000 really helps the phones case.The problem is that the competition has moved on massively. And the XZ1 still feels like it is trying hard to catch up. Massive bezels, poor battery life and antenna issues do not help matters. Sony fans should definitely buy the XZ1. Others however should seriously have a good look at competition like the Nokia 8.Xperia XZ1 review7.5/10Good stuffStellar cameraSvelte designAndroid 8.0 OreoGreat performanceBad stuffPoor battery lifeAntenna issuesBezels waste of space
Sport is replete with stories of personal sacrifices in quest for being world beaters. Athletes who choose to isolate themselves from the outside world for that piece of Gold, knowing well enough that finishing on top is not guaranteed.India’s middle distance runner Manjeet Singh had gotten used to making such sacrifices despite big wins alluding him. We now know he ran the race of his life, winning the 800 meters Gold at Jakarta Asian Games.Running without medals and with no job in hand and age graph closing in on 30, Manjeet knew Asian games could be his last big crack at making sense of his career choice. He had sought permission from his family to allow himself to be shut away; even from his new born son.Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson not surprised with Manjit Singh’s 800m goldThe first time Manjeet saw his five-month-old son was at the Delhi international airport when he returned from Jakarta. “That was like my second gold. The first one I got in Jakarta. I was so happy,” he told India Today on the sidelines of a Skechers event.”You think about your child all the time. Every time I spoke to my family I would ask them not to make video calls otherwise I would develop a heavy heart. So I would insist on regular talk, no video calls and not too many photos,” he went on.”Family is important but when you have set out to achieve something big and you are working hard towards it and it’s right in front of you, you can’t loosen up. I had told myself the focus is Asian Games for which I had been working for three years,” he said.advertisementIn the now famous race, Manjeet made a breathtaking acceleration in the last 90 meters to go past the Qatari and Bahraini race leaders as well as compatriot Jinson Johnson, who finished second. “People still come up to me and say we can’t help seeing your race again and again. We seen it on repeat mode. My fellow athletes say they have seen it 20 times, 50 times. It feels good when people say they still watch it. It’s been two months now. It works as a great motivator,” he said.As for himself, he prefers watching and learning from the 1500 meters; one in which he finished fourth. “I watch the 1500 meters race many times where I finished fourth. To try and understand where I went wrong so that it’s not repeated. The one I won, I know went well so haven’t seen to too many times,” the 29-year-old said. Manjit Singh (middle) is now busy preparing for Asian Championships and World Championships in 2019 (Reuters Photo)Belated career success could have been because of lack of scientific training methods in early years, thinks Manjeet. “I had no knowledge about high altitude training. There was no one to guide me either. I would train in Patiala. For the Asian games I trained in Bhutan, Asia’s highest altitude area. If I had begun better training earlier, I could perhaps have got results earlier,” he said.With Asian Championships and World Championships lined up next year and 2020 being an Olympic year, Manjeet is set to embark on another training in isolation routine. “Now that I have overcome the struggle phase, my next target is the Olympics,” he said.He is willing to put in the hard yards. But knows it won’t come without personal sacrifices. “My kid knows me somewhat now. But I will only return after another five or six months. I don’t know if he will remember me or not,” he wondered.
Governor Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint longtime Judge Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court.Jensen has been a circuit court judge for 14 years and is presiding judge of the 1st Judicial District.He has sat several times as a temporary judge with the Supreme Court.The 54-year-old Jensen is a native of Wakonda.He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1988.Daugaard will appoint Jensen to succeed Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur, who retired in June.Jensen will be the 50th member of the South Dakota Supreme Court.He is Daugaard’s third Supreme Court appointee.
ohio state ezekiel elliottThe national champion Ohio State Buckeyes are in Washington D.C. Monday morning, and in just a few hours, they’ll make their way to the White House to officially be congratulated by President Barack Obama on winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. The leader of the free world may, however, want to make sure he has an extra body guard on staff before they arrive.OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott and his teammates enjoy trolling people when they’re live on television, using a move called “salmoning.” Basically, the way we understand it, the perpetrator moves his hand back and forth to mimic a salmon swimming, before poking or tickling the subject right at the end. Elliott, on Twitter, suggested that he’s planning on figuring out a way to do it to Obama this afternoon.@Jboren50 thanks Jacoby. You are greatly appreciated. Now we need to plan the salmoning of the president @BarackObama— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) April 20, 2015If @EzekielElliott doesn’t salmon @BarackObama today, was the trip to the White House even worth it?— Jillian Yuricich (@Jill_Yuricich) April 20, 2015Here’s video of Elliott doing it to the president of the Sugar Bowl live on television.We hope he pulls it off, and somehow isn’t attacked in the process.
CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel’s football career took another major hit on Wednesday. The Canadian Football League announced Manziel has been kicked out of the league.According to a release from the CFL, Manziel “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.” The CFL went on to inform its teams that the league will not register a future contract for the former college football star.Montreal Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed released a statement about the move.“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement. We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed,” he said on Wednesday.BREAKING: The Alouettes announce they have released Johnny Manziel.The forensics never stop. pic.twitter.com/mWLAhwfOWm— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) February 27, 2019Manziel played in eight games for the Alouettes during the 2018 season.He completed over 64-percent of his passes for the team, racking up nearly 1,300 yards through the air. While his completion percentage is solid, his touchdown-to-interception ratio of 5-to-7 was subpar.Manziel also showcased his ability to run the football, averaging 7.4 yards per carry for 215 yards in eight games.The former Texas A&M star could look at the XFL or Alliance of American Football if he wants to continue his football career.
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 17:26 IST Courtesy by BCCIFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly said that India need to look beyond the 2020 T20 World Cup when it comes to finding young talent and give them consistent runs in the senior squad.”The most important thing for India is to not look at the World T20 next year. Before the last World Cup there was too much noise about it and that sometimes is not good. What they need to do is pick the best possible players and give them consistent opportunities, as there is some serious talent in the domestic circuit,” Ganguly wrote in a column for the Times of India.Ganguly said that the bowling department in particular will be interesting to watch with the likes of Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini knocking at the doors.”These guys, with time and maturity, will see (Jasprit) Bumrah, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), (Mohammed) Shami as their role models and this will be a healthy sign for Indian fast bowling. Spinners like Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep (Yadav), (Yuzvendra) Chahal will also keep everyone on their toes,” said Ganguly.He said that KL Rahul will now be under pressure to keep his number four spot in limited overs after losing the Test opening slot.”With Rohit (Sharma) and Shikhar (Dhawan) at the top as the best possible opening pair, KL Rahul will be pushed. He has lost his place in Test cricket due to indifferent form and the likes of Shreyas and Manish Pandey will keep him on his toes if he wants to hold on to the No. 4 slot,” he said.advertisementFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow Indian cricket team Next India need to look beyond T20 World Cup when developing young talent: Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly said that the bowling department in particular will be interesting to watch with the likes of Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini knocking at the doors.advertisement
It’s a fact: as men, we use lots of shaving cream. Even we gents with beards still have to shave the neck and cheeks so as not to look like a crazed hillbilly. And if you have been reading this site for a while, you know we like our products to be as organic as possible. If you think about it, you are slapping this stuff on your face in a hot shower with open pores. Do you want ingredients seeping into your skin that you can’t pronounce? Enter Tico, the 100% USDA Organic all-in-one shaving solution.Rayner Smith had the idea for Tico (which is what Costa Rican’s call themselves) when he spent some time living in Costa Rica without the daily electronic beat down. He realized he wanted to make something pure and simple but shake things up at the same time. So since he had recently been trying shave oils (opposed to shave creams), he saw this as his route and Tico was born. He and his business partner Travis McAshan focused on using the best organic ingredients, the primary one being hemp oil which is amazing for the skin because it has anti-aging properties, natural antioxidants, is non-greasy and helps skin disorders.Now, for the wild part about Tico, you only need ONE pump for an entire shave. Trust us. Even after we read that we still pumped 2-3 times and it’s just overkill. Pump once, run it into your hands, slather on your face and shave. Reason being is that the organic oils soften your hair and offer your blades a smooth glide. It also moisturizes at the same time so your skin is left healthy and not red and dry. One bottle of this miracle oil will last 125 shaves.If that doesn’t make your Friday feel good enough, the boys also donate 1% of each purchase to 1% for the Planet. Oh and added bonus- ladies love this stuff too so impress her when you have this in the shower and show her how the magic happens. Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Editors’ Recommendations
Staff from the Office of Immigration are headed back to London this week to reconnect with doctors they met during last fall’s job fair in England. Staff are offering one-on-one meetings with those doctors to talk about the new Physician Stream launched last month. It is part of the office’s ongoing work to recruit new doctors to the province. “Nova Scotia is an attractive immigration option to doctors in the United Kingdom,” said Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration. “When we meet with them, they tell us they are very interested in the attributes Nova Scotia has to offer. “We are making it a priority to actively market our province to highly qualified doctors in the U.K. and Ireland who are considering immigrating to Canada. This includes the development of a new brand which we will launch soon.” They will meet with doctors on March 16 and 17 and will hold a broader information session for all skilled workers who are interested in making Nova Scotia their home. This builds on the successful launch of the new immigration stream in February which has seen three doctors approved in less than a month. The Physician Stream helps attract more international doctors and specialists to the province by making the immigration process easier and faster for internationally trained doctors who have already received approved job offers from the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre. A family doctor who currently lives in Virginia, was the first to be processed through the new stream and plans to start practising in Cape Breton this spring. Two other family doctors from Ireland and England have also been approved and plan to start work in Halifax this spring. “We appreciate this support for physician recruitment,” said Dr. Lynne Harrigan, vice-president of Medicine and Integrated Health, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “Our Provincial Recruitment Advisory Committee has been bringing more stakeholders to this work and helping us meet our aggressive targets to increase doctors in the province.” The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and the Nova Scotia Health Authority will continue to work together to recruit doctors in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2018. The Office of Immigration is returning to the United Kingdom in April to attend another physician recruitment mission.
Login/Register With: “Typically, there are two kinds of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. Marcie Diggs doesn’t see it that way. There’s only one type of justice to her and she stops at nothing to get it for her clients,” said Amos Adetuyi, executive producer, Circle Blue Entertainment.A CBC original drama, Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media. Kane is creator, executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Jones), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) are executive producers. Kelly Makin (Saving Hope) is the pilot director and executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Deborah Nathan is Executive in Charge of Production.About Circle Blue Entertainment:Established by award-winning producer Amos Adetuyi in 2011, Circle Blue Entertainment is a television and film production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles that produces content across a range of genres, from drama to non-scripted, for television, theatrical and digital markets in North America, and internationally. Recent productions include: ANGELIQUE’S ISLE (Level Film/CBC), an Indigenous thriller set in the 1800’s; BEAT THE WORLD (Sony Pictures/ Wild Bunch/eOne), the first dance movie to blend hip-hop and parkour; ACROSS THE LINE, starring Stephan James (RACE, SELMA, HOME AGAIN), directed by the renowned music video director, “Director X”; the critically acclaimed comedy film, JEAN OF THE JONESES, which premiered at SXSW and TIFF; and the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN (CBC).About Freddie Films Inc.:Freddie Films Inc. creates, develops, writes and produces one-hour drama and theatrical feature films. It was founded in 2010 by lawyer Floyd Kane who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his debut feature ACROSS THE LINE, about the destructive nature of racism. He has also served as Production Executive on numerous award-winning projects for both theatrical release and broadcast television and is currently the creator/showrunner of the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN, for CBC.About DHX Media:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. With production now underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media today announced additional casting for the new CBC original drama Diggstown (6×60). Created by Halifax’s Floyd Kane (Across The Line), the series is set for a winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere on CBC, the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch.The series follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Joining Antoine is a star-studded cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic Air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), and Dwain Murphy (Titans).“It’s difficult to voice the excitement and pride I feel bringing this dynamic, ground-breaking series home to Nova Scotia. Especially being able to highlight the vibrancy of North Preston, Canada’s oldest Black Community,” said Kane. Vinessa Antoine – Photo by Dana Patrick Photography Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
Advertisement WYNONNA EARP: DESPITE FUNDING ISSUES, SERIES WILL FILM SEASON 4Beloved Syfy series Wynonna Earp has been saved from an early demise thanks to some last minute funding, meaning Season 4 of the show should arrive sometime in 2020.Though it hasn’t proven a huge success, Wynonna Earp has a dedicated fanbase that was devastated when word came out earlier this year that funding issues had arisen for the announced fourth season of the Syfy show. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ SEASON 4 TO BEGIN PRODUCTION FOR 2020 DEBUT“Wynonna Earp” fans can breathe easy. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Variety has learned that production on the show’s fourth season is set to begin with the premiere slated for summer 2020. Syfy had previously commissioned two more seasons of the Canadian import, but IDW Entertainment — which produces the show — had run into financial difficulties and was unable to begin shooting. Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce with Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series. IDW and SEVEN24 Films continue to produce. READ MORE CALGARY-BASED WYNONNA EARP OVERCOMES FINANCIAL WOES, SHOOTING TO BEGIN ON SEASON 4It’s news that Earpers the world over have been impatiently waiting to hear since February.After months of uncertainty, delays and rumours of financial woes, the Calgary-shot supernatural western Wynonna Earp is set to begin production of a fourth season later this year. It is scheduled to air in the summer of 2020.Calgary’s Seven24 Films, which produces the popular cult series, made the announcement on Tuesday. IDW Entertainment, the American distributor, made a similar announcement in the U.S. Producer Jordy Randall of Seven24 said it’s been a “long road” to get to a point where they could confirm if and when a fourth season would happen. Cameras are set to roll in late 2019. READ MOREWYNONNA EARP LIVES! SEASON 4 OFFICIALLY HAPPENING WITH SUMMER 2020 DEBUTThe fight for Wynonna Earp is over. After months in limbo, E! News can confirm Wynonna Earp season four is finally going into production with a premiere date on Syfy in the United States and Space in Canada in summer 2020. Production is expected to begin later in 2019.“We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more Wynonna Earp, and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can,” Emily Andras, showrunner and executive producer, said in a statement. “This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness.” READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SEASON 4 FOR 2020 PREMIERE ON SYFYThe Wynonna Earp fandom can finally rejoice. There will be a fourth season of the popular series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith. IDW Entertainment, in partnership with Syfy, Space and Seven24 Films, said today that production on Season 4 is scheduled to begin later this year for premiere in summer 2020 on Syfy in the U.S. and Space in Canada. That will make for a two-year gap between seasons 3 and 4.Cineflix Studios has now come aboard to co-produce and Cineflix Rights will handle international sales for the series for the upcoming season. Additionally, I hear Syfy also has stepped up and has agreed to pay a higher license fee for Season 4 than what the network is contractually obligated to in order to help get the season made. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ BACK ON TRACK FOR 2020 RETURN AFTER IDW’S FUNDING WOES NEARLY SINKS SYFY DRAMAThe cable network as well as the series Canadian home Space have contributed extra funding to producers IDW, which has also teamed with Cineflix as a co-producer and to sell the genre drama internationally.It’s (another) TV miracle.Months after a lack of funding from producers IDW Entertainment derailed the fourth season of Syfy fan-favorite Wynonna Earp, the genre drama from showrunner Emily Andras is back on track for a summer 2020 debut.Production on season four — which was poised to start months ago — will finally resume before year’s end as the sci-fi Western will debut on Syfy and its Canadian home on Space in 2020. Production is expected to begin once new deals with the cast are completed. Given the months-long delay, the options on the cast all expired as the drama typically announces its renewal in July at San Diego Comic-Con after picking up those pacts. READ MORE Facebook Twitter
Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsProtesters have set up camp at the Calgary courthouse demanding change to the justice system following the controversial verdict in the Raymond Cormier trial last week.They’re following similar protests which started in Winnipeg where Cormier was found not guilty in the death of Tina Fontaine, 15.The verdict sparked an outcry of anger and frustration across the country, with many saying the justice wasn’t served.“We want to have a feeling of some tangible change,” said Garret Smith. “Something that will actually have an effect on the way our people are treated in judicial systems.”Smith said he also hopes the protest serves as a way to engage the local community on the issues Indigenous people face in the judicial system.He and the others also vow to stay there until they see change. The protest was part of a march over the weekend through the city honouring Fontaine.“It is sad that something like this has to happen in order to bring glaring statistics out to Canada and the way we are treated in this country,” said Lowa Beebe, one of the organizers.“I want every Canadian to think; how do I play a role in this? How am I treating my peers? Do I understand my peers? Do I understand what this country was built on? Do I understand that 151 years later a modern form of genocide is happening here, what does that say about our country?”email@example.com
Tina HouseAPTN NewsGrand Chief Ed John of the First Nations Summit says the forgiving of loans taken out to negotiate comprehensive claims or treaties will have a huge impact on First Nation communities.“How big a deal is it? Its a $1.4 billion deal and to me, when the loans are forgiven and off the books for First Nations, it provides those communities opportunities to raise revenues for other business opportunities for other development in the communities,” said John, head of the B.C. First Nations Summit.In the federal budget delivered in March, the Liberals announced that the government would be forgiving loans that were taken out by First Nation communities to prepare for negotiations.Many went into debt for millions of dollars.B.C. Treaty Commissioner Mary-Ann Enevoldsen is the former chief of the Homalco First Nation in B.C.She said that forgiving these loans is a step towards reconciliation.“The issue of taking on loans for the protection of our rights title and culture was very devisive, and controversial,” she said. “It was counter productive to advance our treaties on behalf of our nations it gave fuel to people who opposed our efforts and it left a negative cloud over the treaty processes goals.”Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett made the announcement in the backyard of former attorney general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.Media stories have reported a rift between the two ministers over the failed Indigenous rights framework agreement.Bennett called the situation unfortunate and that the government is pressing on.“These kinds of conversations discussions about recognition and implementation of rights should be done and paid for by Canada that it is now going forward contribution agreements where we pay for what it will take to be able to reach an agreement and nation to nation re-build the nations,” she said.Bennett said there are a few more steps within government to finalize the details.But letters should be going to affected communities firstname.lastname@example.org@inthehouse7
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium Monday cleared the names of 16 lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala, Karnataka and Bombay High Courts. The apex court collegium comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and N V Ramana recommended the names of the advocates to the central government after assessing their merit and suitability. For the Kerala High Court, the Collegium has forwarded the names of Conrad Stansilaus Dias, Mohammed Nias C P and Paul K K. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’For Karnataka High Court, the names of Savanur Vishwajith Shetty, Singapuram Raghavachar Krishna Kumar, Maralur Indrakumar Arun, Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, Ashok Subhashchandra Kinagi, Govindaraj Suraj, Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh and Sachin Shankar Magadum were cleared by the apex court. Advocates Avinash G Gharote, N B Suryawanshi, Madhav Jamdar, Anil Kilor and Milind Narendra Jadhav were given the nod to be appointed as judges of the Bombay High Court. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn order to ascertain the suitability of the recommendees, the three-member Collegium have consulted the apex court judges conversant with the affairs of the High Court concerned before recommending their names for the appointment. The Collegium, to which ten names of lawyers were sent for elevation as Bombay HC judges, cleared only five, sent back four names and deferred one to await further details. With regard to elevation of lawyers as judges in the Karnataka High Court, the Collegium accepted recommendations of eight lawyers and remitted one name to the high court collegium for reconsideration.
Rabat – During the first half of 2018, airports in Morocco received a total of 10.45 million passengers, a growth of 13 percent compared to the same period of 2017.According to statistics from the National Office of Airports (ONDA), air traffic grew exceptionally, at 25.66 percent, in June, with more than 1.64 million of passengers.Unsurprisingly, Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport, which accounts for 43 percent of all air traffic, recorded an increase of 5.68 percent in the first half of 2018 and more than 20 percent in June 2018 only. Domestic air traffic posted an increase of 15.39 percent with more than 1.13 million passengers in the first half of 2018. A significant increase of 27.93 percent in domestic air traffic was recorded in June 2018 only. International air traffic reached 9.3 million of passengers in the first half of the year, an increase of 12.69 percent over last year. The month of June recorded 1.48 million international passengers.The increase is due to the good performance of European air traffic, which represents 75 percent of Morocco’s international traffic volume. European air traffic increased by 14.87 percent from the same period last year.Air traffic grew 6.23 percent in the Middle and Far East, 20.22 percent in North America, and 31.27 percent in South America.Overall, Maghreb countries’ air traffic experienced a slight decrease of 0.81 percent in the first half of 2018. However, in June the traffic rose by 12.25 percent.Despite some stagnation in the first half of the year, the African market recorded an increase of 9.30 percent particularly in June 2018.Freight traffic recorded, during the first half of 2018, an increase of 6.92 percent compared to the same period in 2017. It reached 43 million tons against 42.3 million tons recorded during the first half of 2017.
Hailing the French navy for protecting its ships carrying aid supplies from pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia since mid-November, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has thanked Denmark for agreeing to take over the operation for the next two months.WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in a statement yesterday from the agency’s headquarters in Rome that “safe travel through Somali waters has made an enormous impact on our ability to reach more than a million hungry, vulnerable people.“As food security continues to deteriorate in Somalia, and the number of hungry people is set to rise, I urge other governments to step forward in the same spirit of cooperation.”Since French navy ships began their escort operation in November, nine shipments carrying over 30,000 tons of food – or enough to feed 300,000 people for six months – have travelled safely from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to either Mogadishu or Merka in Somalia.WFP has also been able to build up its in-country stocks of food and, if shipments continue, now expects to feed 1.8 million people in the Horn of Africa nation this year, up from 1.53 million in 2007.The escort operation began after an escalating series of attacks of piracy were reported off the Somali coast last year, including some in which crew members were taken hostage. In total, 31 acts of piracy were reported, including three against ships ferrying WFP supplies.The UN agency said the situation in Somalia remains grim, particularly in Mogadishu, where the fighting has been fiercest in the past year. In other parts of the country, locals have endured their worst cereal harvest in 13 years.Without new donations of food, WFP estimates that it will exhaust its existing supplies as early as March, and it is calling for $15 million to buy almost 20,000 tons of food to cover shortfalls until June. 3 February 2008Hailing the French navy for protecting its ships carrying aid supplies from pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia since mid-November, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has thanked Denmark for agreeing to take over the operation for the next two months.
The Secretary-General “hopes that the resolve of the two leaders to settle the past and address in earnest existing concerns, particularly of a humanitarian and security nature, would lead to a speedy normalization of bilateral relations,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement, referring to the historic visit by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Pyongyang and his talks with Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.”The Japan-DPRK Pyongyang Declaration, adopted at the summit, is a landmark contribution to regional peace and security,” the statement said.With the inter-Korean dialogue back on track, with family reunions becoming more regular, and with good prospects for reconnecting railways and launching other economic projects, the statement said the Secretary-General also looked forward “to a continued building of trust and confidence between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.””The Secretary-General believes that the international community should render its full support for these efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to the Peninsula,” the statement said. “He also appeals to donor countries to help the United Nations’ humanitarian and developmental effort in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”