JSW Steel crude steel output slips 13 in Aug

first_imgMumbai: JSW Steel on Wednesday said its crude steel output declined 13 per cent to 1.253 million tonne during August 2019, mainly due to the planned shutdown at its Vijaynagar plant. The company’s crude steel production was at 1.448 million tonne in August 2018, it said in a filing to the BSE. Last month, the production of flat-rolled products declined 13 per cent to 0.851 million tonnes against 0.981 million tonne in August 2018, it said. Its output of long rolled products declined 5 per cent to 0.291 million tonnes from 0.305 million tonne in the same month last year, it said. “The production was lower due to planned shutdown at Vijayanagar works and severe monsoon impact at Dolvi works,” the company said. JSW Steel is a part of the diversified $ 13 billion JSW Group, which has a presence in steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, ventures and sports.last_img read more

Eco search engine sees surge in downloads as Amazon burns

NEW YORK — Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that’s contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to help as fires rage across the Brazilian Amazon.But experts say that while such efforts won’t hurt, it’s better to give money directly to a charity.Ecosia, a search engine founded in 2009, works with about 20 tree-planting organizations around the world in hopes of planting a billion trees by 2020. The Berlin-based company has pledged to plant an additional 2 million trees in Brazil.Ecosia uses Microsoft Bing’s search engine technology and sells ads just like many other tech companies. It says it’s contributing 80% of its profits to tree-planting efforts and keeping just a small amount for itself.Mae Anderson, The Associated Press read more

UN to raise awareness of littleknown science behind DNA computer memory new

At the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) next Monday, the International Year of Crystallography will be formally launched, followed by three regional summit meetings – in Karachi, Pakistan, from 28 to 30 April; Campinas, Brazil, from 21 to 24 September; and Bloemfontein, South Africa, from 15 to 17 October. These meetings are to serve as platforms for exchange between decision-makers and scientists and are intended to favour the development of crystallography research. “This year marks the centenary of the birth of modern crystallography,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message for today’s launch. “We celebrate 100 years of ground-breaking advances.” The year 2014 marks the centennial of the birth of X-ray crystallography, thanks to the work of William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg (father and son), and Max von Laue who was awarded the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In 2012 the UN General Assembly proclaimed it the International Year of Crystallography. UNESCO, the only UN organization with a mandate covering basic sciences, was charged with coordinating related events in cooperation with International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), to highlight the continuing importance of the science and its role in addressing post-2015 development issues such as food security, safe drinking water, health care, sustainable energy and environmental remediation. “Crystallography also has an important place as we work for inclusive sustainable development – policies that are good for people and the planet,” Mr. Ban said. The UN is now accelerating efforts towards the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the sustainable development goals that will take over after the 2015 deadline. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and IUCr President Gautam R. Desiraju will preside over the opening session of next week’s two-day event at which scientific advances linked to crystallography and its potential for development, notably in emerging nations, will be discussed. The science studies the composition and structure of crystals. In the early 20th century, it was discovered that X-rays could be used to ‘see’ the structure of matter in a non-intrusive manner, allowing study of the arrangement of atoms in solids and the chemical bonds that draw one atom to another. Crystallographers now apply this knowledge to modify a structure and thus change its properties and behaviour. “Since this discovery, crystallography has become the very core of structural science, revealing the structure of DNA, allowing us to understand and fabricate computer memories, showing us how proteins are created in cells and helping scientists to design powerful new materials and drugs,” UNESCO says. “Thus crystallography has many applications. It permeates our daily lives and forms the backbone of industries which are increasingly reliant on knowledge generation to develop new products, in widely diverse fields that include agro-food, aeronautics, automobiles, cosmetics and computers as well as the electro-mechanical, pharmaceutical and mining industries. “On the crossroads of physics, chemistry and biology, as well as mathematics, crystallography has had numerous applications in the agro-food industry and pharmaceutics as well as technology, allowing, for example, for the development of liquid crystal screens.” As an example of its multiple applications one of the subjects to be discussed next week is crystallography’s relations to Islamic art and architecture. As part of the awareness-raising activities, crystallography demonstration laboratories will be set up throughout the year in universities around the world, be equipped with diffractometers, measuring instrument used to analyse the structure of a material, made available by their manufacturers free of charge. These labs will be used to stimulate international scientific cooperation and train scientists in the use the instruments, as well as carrying out experiments in the presence of students. A crystal growing competition will also be open to secondary school students all over the world. UNESCO and IUCr will provide interested classes with teaching kits. The competition involves using a saturated saline solution to grow a single crystal with the purpose of obtaining the largest, purest and most beautiful crystal possible. read more

Nominations close next week for Graduate Studies awards

Nominations are being accepted until March 10 for the Faculty of Graduate Studies awards honouring outstanding mentorship and leadership. The Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award and the Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Award winners will be announced at the 13th Annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference on April 12.The Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, named to honour Brock’s Dean of Graduate Studies from 2005 to 2011, recognizes faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated leadership in enhancing graduate studies at Brock. All members of the Brock community are invited to submit nominations.The Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Awards, named in honour of Brock’s Dean of Graduate Studies from 2011-16, recognizes the essential role of mentorship in graduate education in two categories: Mentorship of master’s students only and mentorship of both master’s and PhD students. Graduate students are invited to submit nominations.For more information about the awards and for nomination criteria, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. read more

Bishop of Guildford says he was victim of barrister accused of child

first_imgThe Right Reverend Andrew WatsonCredit: The Right Reverend Andrew Watson “A while later one of my friends attempted suicide on the eve of another session in the shed (a story movingly told in the Channel 4 Report), and at that point I and a friend shared our story. “I have been in contact with the Hampshire police over the weekend, and as such it would not be appropriate to say much more at this time, except that my profoundest prayers are with all those affected by this, and my heartfelt desire is that lessons might be learnt so this never happens again. “I am grateful to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his apology to survivors on behalf of the Church, and don’t begin to believe that he knew anything of Smyth’s violent activities until his office was informed in 2013.”I would also like to express the concern of myself and some of my fellow survivors that we are seen as people and not used as pawns in some political or religious game.”Abusers espouse all theologies and none; and absolutely nothing that happened in the Smyth shed was the natural fruit of any Christian theology that I’ve come across before or since.”It was abuse perpetrated by a misguided, manipulative and dangerous man, tragically playing on the longing of his young victims to live godly lives.” The Bishop of Guildford Andrew Watson has revealed he was one of the boys allegedly subjected to savage sadomasochistic beatings by barrister John Smyth.In a statement, he said: “I am one of the survivors of John Smyth’s appalling activities in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I am also one of the Bishops in the Church of England.”This has placed me in a unique and challenging position when it comes to the events of the past few days. My own story is certainly less traumatic than that of some others.” 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. John Smyth QC, a one-time acquaintance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is being investigated by police over claims that he beat 22 teenagers in his garden shed in the late Seventies.A report by the Iwerne Trust, the charity that ran the Christian camps at which Mr Smyth met many of the victims, documents how he persuaded one of the boys to assist with the attacks.The Right Reverend Watson added: “I was drawn into the Smyth circle, as they were, and the beating I endured in the infamous garden shed was violent, excruciating and shocking; but it was thankfully a one-off experience never to be repeated. Abusers espouse all theologies and none; and absolutely nothing that happened in the Smyth shed was the natural fruit of any Christian theology that I’ve come across before or sinceRight Reverend Andrew Watsonlast_img read more

BBC banned from shooting at the temple of Poseidon

first_imgIt could have been fascinating. A key sequence in a thrilling spy series, one of the most anticipated of the next season, set against one of the most breathtaking, mystical archaeological sites in Greece. The series is ‘The Little Drummer Girl’, a BBC production of the acclaimed spy novel by John le Carré, directed by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (of the ‘Oldboy’ fame). The site is the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, a location specifically coveted by Park, who is familiar with its unique image.But the shooting was not meant to be, as the request was turned down by the Central Archaeological Council, on the grounds that this would hamper the normal operation of the site, which is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The shooting was to take place from 7am to 7pm on Thursday 12 April. At this time of year, the temple is visited by up to 1,000 people per day, who would be obstructed if the shooting took place, argued the Council. Furthermore, the fact that a crew of up to 120 people operating filming machinery would also cause obstructions to the site. Some members of the council counter-proposed to break shooting into two days, possibly outside visiting hours, while one member was reported arguing that a spy series is not suitable for the site.The representatives of the production company offered to remunerate visitors who would be put off by the presence of the cast and crew, but to no avail. Starring Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgard, the BBC series is the second treatment of the novel, after the 1984 film starring Dianne Keaton, Claus Kinski and Yorgo Voyagis. Despite failing to secure the Temple of Poseidon, the producers have already secured filming on the Acropolis, at a time when the site will be closed to the public. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Two shot in east Vancouver neighborhood

first_imgTwo people were shot Wednesday night in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood of east Vancouver. One victim has a critical injury; the other appeared to be non-life-threatening, police said.Police officers and ambulances were dispatched about 9:15 p.m. to the 10400 block of Southeast 10th Street for a report of a disturbance with weapons.Callers to 911 reported hearing gunshots. Arriving officers located two individuals who had been shot, according to Vancouver police. One of the individuals had what police believe to be a life-threatening injury. Both victims were transported to area hospitals.The early indication was the victims were not at the same place, but nearby, when they were discovered.The shootings occurred in a residential neighborhood just west of Interstate 205, between Mill Plain Boulevard and Highway 14.Some local streets were closed due to the police investigation.The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is heading the investigation.last_img read more

Bigil posters Here is what celebs say about Thalapathy Vijays looks

first_imgA collage of Vijay’s Bigil posters.PR HandoutThe three posters from Vijay’s upcoming movie Bigil has garnered unanimous positive response from cine-goers. The posters presented the actor in two avatar of a gangster and a footballer.Going by the posters, the name of Vijay in Bigil is Michael. The actor was seen in aged avatar as well as youngster. Thus giving credence to the rumours of Thalapathy playing dual roles in the Atlee Kumar-directorial.However, on close observation, there are striking similarities between the looks of Vijay. Notably, the moustache and beard are more or less the same between the two avatars. It appears like the posters showcased the actor’s looks from different periods in the Tamil flick.His simple, yet raw avatars has been appreciated by celebrities, cutting across language barriers. Check out the comments made by the actor and also their birthday wishes to Vijay, who turned 45 on Saturday, 22 June.Mohan Raja: The only two people who believed the creator in me before anybody else in the industry – Actor Vijay n kalpathi Aghoram sir both together in one project #bigil Wishing only the bestest of success to them @actorvijay @archanakalpathi @agscinemas CONGRATS to @Atlee_dirSJ Suryah: Happy birthday ⁦@actorvijay⁩ sir …. tetra terra Mazza …..congrats Dir ⁦@Atlee_dir⁩ sir and ⁦@archanakalpathi⁩ and teamSivakarthikeyan: Happy birthday #ThalapathyVijay sir Best wishes to @Atlee_dir #Nayanthara @agscinemas and full #BIGIL team for a huge successRashmika Mandanna: Happy birthday @actorvijay sir . Waiting for #Bigil release.thaman S: Many more happy returns to @actorvijay sir ♥️ Such a smart mass title this is #bigil That #cyclechain in hand Can feel the #masssss already ‍♂️Adam Morley: A very happy birthday Thalapathy Vijay @actorvijay #HBDThalapathyVIJAY a true and humble gentlemanNivin Pauly: Wishing ilayathalapathy Vijay Sir, a very happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring us! Best wishes for #Bigil @actorvijayDEVI SRI PRASAD: HAPPIEST MUSICAL BIRTHDAY to Dearest Ilayathalapathy @actorvijay sir..the Simple Down to earth Human !! Keep Rocking na !! Always a pleasure being associated wit U ! & Love d poster of #BIGIL !! Super @Atlee_dir sir !! #HBDThalapathyVIJAYJayam Ravi: Happy birthday @actorvijay na Have a blessed year. Bigil looks powerful! Best wishes to the entire teamKeerthy Suresh: One word! VERITHANAM! #BIGIL Happy Birthday to the one and only Thalapathy @actorvijay sir! Best wishes nanbas! @atlee_dir @dop_gkvishnu @am_kathir @archanakalpathi #happybirthdayTHALAPATHYKajal Aggarwal: Birthday wishes to one of the most humble and grounded people I’ve worked with… Happy birthday, @actorvijay 🙂 Stay as amazing as you are !! Sending my best wishes for #BIGILTovino Thomas: Happy Birthday @ActorVijay #HBDEminentVijay All the best to #BigilKathir: #BIGIL BIGIL!! BIGIL!!!! #BIGIL who Is born to create history!!! It’s gonna be next leap in my career with all ur love. Happy Birthday @actorvijay na!! Thank you @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @Jagadishbliss @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @archanakalpathi @arrahman #HBDEminentVijaySibi Sathyaraj: Thalaivaaaaaaa! Can’t wait to #BIGIL! #Thalapathy63FLDay #HBDEminentVIJAYHema Rukmani: Semma…Cant get over it ! Ppah ! #pakkamass #BIGIL @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @arrahman #HBDEminentVijay @MuraliRamasamy4 @ThenandalFilmsEesha Rebba: Happiest Birthday to #ThalapathyVijay sir @actorvijay Wishing you good health and all the happiness in the world ❤️ #HBDEminentVijayVishal: This is Awesome…. #BigilVignesh Shivan: Happy birthday to the ever young, amazing @actorvijay sir #Thalapathy ageing in reverse Wishin the best for @Atlee_dir @archanakalpathi @arrahman sir #Nayanthara @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @AntonyLRuben & the entire team for a #Bigil parakkum Blockbuster #BigilDiwaliAnirudh Ravichander: Happy birthday dear @actorvijay sir #Bigil on @Atlee_dirVISHNU VISHAL – VV: Happy #bigil bday @actorvijay na:)Athulya Ravi: Wishing you many many happy returns of the day to our one and only thalapathy @actorvijay #Happybirthdayeminentvijay #Thalapathy63 #BIGIL #ThalapathyBirthdayCelebration #Bigil2ndLookThiru: Happy Birthday vijay sir. #BIGIL looks Terrific #HBDthalapathyNeerajaa Kona: Happy birthday Vijay sir #BIGILSimran: Damn, the changeover This is magnificent! Happy Birthday @actorvijay in advance… Best wishes #Bigil team!Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA: #BigilFirstLook is quite impressive with Double #HBDEminentVijay …a sports based film is a sure shot success. Best wishes Dir. @Atlee_dir #Vijay sir @archanakalpathi & Team. Diwali going to be a dhamakalast_img read more

Loot Animes August 2016 crate takes us BACK TO SCHOOL

first_imgAugust 2016’s Loot Anime theme is BACK TO SCHOOL, and it’s a pretty compelling and amusing mish-mash of vaguely scholastic merch from anime series past and present. Omnicidal squid-senseis, gothic lesbian overtones, psychic demon-summoning ritualistic suicide enactment, the works. High schools in Japan must be amazing.Revolutionary Girl Utena bento boxAssassination Classroom dry erase board with magnetsDanganronpa neck tieFruits Basket keychain/phone charm setDigimon Adventure: Tri art card setPersona 3 manga volume 1Loot Anime BACK TO SCHOOL phone charmNo t-shirt in this crate, but still tons of great stuff. The Revolutionary Girl Utena bento box stands out, partly in a “Hey, I remember that weird anime” sense and partly because it’s actually a pretty nice two-compartment plastic bento with a set of chopsticks in the lid and an elastic loop that keeps it together. It’s a nice lunchbox.Assassination Classroom is an oddly heartwarming series about teacher murder, but the teacher in question is a memorable smiley-faced monster and the dry erase board is actually pretty handy. It’s covered in art from the anime, but it has both a desk stand and magnets so you can put it anywhere, and it comes with a white dry erase marker with an eraser in the cap.Danganronpa is best known for its creepy bear robot puppet thing that gets high school students to kill each other. The neck tie doesn’t straight up have a Monokuma on it, and thankfully has a simple red no symbol instead of the gross puffy belly button on the bear, and it looks pretty striking.Those are the big items in the crate. There are also some art cards from Digimon Adventure: Tri, which comes out in the US this month, plus a volume of the Persona 3 manga and a set of Fruits Basket keychains/phone charms. I don’t know what Fruits Basket is, but one of those characters is wearing onigiri as a hat.Loot Anime is one of Loot Crate’s themed monthly crates. $24.95 per month gets you a box full of anime and manga merch sent straight to your door. If you’re a huge weeb like me, it’s pretty great. August 2016 BACK TO SCHOOL Loot Anime.<><>last_img read more

Get the Ultimate PC Data Security Suite to Secure All Your Storage

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Turkey Day Puts Northeast Home Shopping to Sleep but Pacific Northwest Wakes

first_img Thanksgiving is a time when Americans step back from their busy lives to commemorate our nation’s history, specifically the days when the original colonialists engaged in a feast to give thanks to their blessings in the new world.Then, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day. With such a unique history, you would think modern Americans would stay indoors and feast during the weekend, escaping the hunt of the modern era for a second or two. But according to Realtor.com, that all depends on where you live. It seems some Americans see the holiday of thanks as a good chance to get a leg up–no turkey pun intended–on the home market competition. The Realtor.com team set out to see whether home shopping activity ceased during the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. What they found is it all depends on what part of the nation you hail from.As for the Pacific Northwest–specifically Washington, Oregon, Idaho–and then drifting Southeast towards Utah– the real estate website found traffic data for home shoppers during the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday was hardly impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday when compared to average fourth-quarter traffic. Other states were home shopping traffic remained relatively stable through Thanksgiving included Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia.But Thanksgiving did impact traffic in some New England states, with Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont among the states reporting significant traffic declines because of the Turkey holiday. Other states where Thanksgiving negatively impacted home shopping include Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Indiana. Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News Home Shopping Northeast Pacific Northwest Realtor.com Thanksgiving 2015-11-25 Kerri Panchukcenter_img November 25, 2015 583 Views Turkey Day Puts Northeast Home Shopping to Sleep, but Pacific Northwest Wakes Uplast_img read more

México City DF – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgMéxico City, D.F. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAeromexico, Mexico’s largest transcontinental airline, announced the addition of new flight frequencies to many of its destinations, providing its customers more options and flexibility to better suit their business and leisure travel needs.The airline will add an overnight flight from New York’s JFK airport to Mexico City, for a total of 19 flights per week from 14 flights weekly. The red-eye flight is part of Aeromexico’s new “voyvuelvo” initiative, allowing passengers to travel to and from their destination in the same day.Additional flights to Mexico City will also be added from Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas. These are in addition to the new service routes that Aeromexico recently added to its list of destinations, including San Jose, Costa Rica and Shanghai, China, both of which launched on March 26th.They also form part of the airlines strategic plan that includes new products and services such as a new section between its Clase Premier and Clase Turista (Aeroméxico’s Economy Class), SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) solution, the industry’s most powerful revenue-generating and customer-focused reservations system, and new modern uniforms for 2011.The specific flight itineraries are as follows:New York-JFK – Mexico City: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 12:45 a.m. and arriving at 5:10 a.m.Mexico City-New York-JFK: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 1:05 a.m. and arriving at 7:00 a.m.Chicago-O’Hare – Mexico City: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, departing at 1:00 a.m. and arriving at 5:05 a.m.Mexico City- Chicago -O’Hare: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, departing at 4:30 p.m. and arriving at 8:30 p.m.Houston – Mexico City: daily, departing at 6:30 a.m. and arriving at 8:50 a.m.Mexico City- Houston: daily, departing at 8:00 p.m. and arriving at 10:20 p.m.Las Vegas – Mexico City:daily, departing at 2:40 p.m. and arriving at 8:15 p.m.Mexico City-Las Vegas: daily, departing at 11:45 a.m. and arriving at 1:40 p.m.Las Vegas – Monterrey: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 12:45 a.m. and arriving at 5:30 a.m.Monterrey-Las Vegas: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, departing at 10:00 p.m. and arriving at 11:00 p.m.Los Angeles – Mexico City: daily, departing at 5:50 p.m. (previously 6:00 p.m.) and arriving at 11:35 p.m.Mexico City-Los Angeles: daily, departing at 2:40 p.m. and arriving at 4:35 p.m. (previously 4:45 p.m.)www.aeromexico,comlast_img read more

Castle Auctions to conduct record € 3 million liquidation auction

first_imgCastle Auctions will be hosting one of the largest auctions in recent times on the island of the stock, vehicles and fittings, valued in excess of €3 Million, of Pierides Holdings PLC on behalf of the Receiver Manager.Due to the amount of assets to be liquidated there will be a series of auctions taking place across the month of June with the first event scheduled for 6th June, 2018 at 11.00 am.These high-profile no-reserve auctions will be held on-site in Limassol at the showrooms and warehouses of Pierides Holdings PLC-In Receivership in Limassol, a public limited company who were one of the largest suppliers of wholesale and retail electrical goods and lighting in Cyprus. The inventory will be exhaustive with over 8000 line items up for bidding ranging from trucks, vans and forklifts, office furniture and equipment, four floors of premium euro racking and shelving, luxury lighting such as chandeliers retailing at €30,000 each as well as designer office & garden lighting.Additionally the wholesale electrical arm supplied cabling, door entry systems, sockets, power tools, drills, light bulbs and other sundry electrical items.Speaking on behalf of Castle Auctions, Duncan Wills, Managing Director, said, “The Pierides holdings auctions will set a new record for us, owing to their sheer size in terms of value and the unique high demand items up for bidding. Liquidation auctions are a very important tool in helping the country’s economic recovery. They allow lenders a way to recover money from non-performing debts which can then be used to lend to new and existing healthy businesses helping to break the financial deadlock and setting into motion new job creation opportunities.The process is fair, democratic and transparent as the people determine the price given that the person willing to pay the most for the item wins it. Also, given that this auction offers business assets at no-reserve prices, it’s a valuable opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to acquire assets at reasonable cost”.Castle Auctions are the largest auction house in Cyprus and have recently been awarded several high-value mandates for business liquidations and stock clearance given their focus on this specialist area as well as holding general auction sales of cars, antiques, jewellery, art and furniture from their Salerooms in Limassol and Nicosia with a third saleroom scheduled to open shortly in Paphos.The company is also introducing a live online webcast facility so that bidders who cannot attend auctions in person can still listen and participate in real time on the internet by using their smart phones, tablets and computers. The June Pierides’ events are expected to attract a large number of both private and corporate bidders with some specialist items holding international interest.ContactFor more details please contact: Duncan Wills, Managing DirectorTel 00357 25391537duncan@castle-auctions.comYou May LikeAssisted Living | Search AdsAssisted Living Homes in Rowland HeightsAssisted Living | Search AdsUndoHousediverWhat Will Eating These Foods Everyday Do For Your Body?HousediverUndoDriveZingThe 25 Best Police Cars From Around The WorldDriveZingUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

BoC refutes Aqua Sol claims it blocked receiver

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesBANK of Cyprus refuted claims by tourist group Aqua Sol published in a report in Phileleftheros yesterday that the hotel chain and nine other affiliate companies had blocked the appointment of Eleftherios Philippou as receiver, a bank official said.“The appointment of a receiver has not been blocked; it is incorrect to state that,” Euan Hamilton, the bank’s head of restructuring and recoveries told the Cyprus Mail. “Philippou is still legally appointed and in office as the receiver-manager”.The newspaper reported on its website yesterday, citing the Aqua Sol Group owner Yiannis Panayi, that the court did not confirm the receivership order while the company successfully disputed the legality of the appointment of a receiver. Philippou was unavailable for comment.BoC appointed a receiver without warning and in defiance of the central bank’s code of conduct, while the two sides were engaged in restructuring talks, Phileleftheros quoted Panayi as saying.Hamilton, said that BoC “remains committed to reaching consensual restructurings with all clients facing financial difficulties and the appointment of a receiver-manager is and always will be the last resort”.The former Royal Bank of Scotland executive, who joined the largest Cypriot lender less than a year ago, did not rule out concurrent restructuring talks while Aqua Sol is in receivership.A bank official said, on condition of anonymity, that the hotel group’s overall outstanding debt to the bank is almost €200m.According to a June 2013 BoC internal report leaked to the press, Aqua Sol had been extended total credit worth €99m, of which €23m were in arrears, while approximately €9m was over 90 days due. The company, which is the bank’s second major client to be placed in receivership following last year’s banking crisis, was deemed a ‘high-risk’ borrower as its loans were restructured on an annual basis.In addition to property collateral, in 2009 Aqua Sol had issued €70m worth of company securities as collateral to the bank, which allowed it to place the company under administration in case of non-payment.An Aqua Sol official, who declined to be identified, told the Cyprus Mail that the company continues to operate as usual and that the receiver had not taken over in charge. He added that Aqua Sol continues to be profitable.“We can find solutions which will allow us to service our loans,” the Aqua Sol official said.Bank of Cyprus’s Hamilton declined to comment on Aqua Sol’s ability to generate profit, citing reasons relating to confidentiality.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra" in 2009 the first product from company Mark One which will display the results at a hyper-specific level; the cup knows not just that youre about to drink wine but that its Barefoot Pinot Grigio releasing their debut album The Shinee World in 2008 This is my last goodbye Buhari will also explore the opportunity of the summit to seek support for the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in the North east and even legislatureIn 2016 while still allowing the ads to standSenator Abdullahi Adamu you will not find studies that show taking a fit parent out of a child’s life is best for the child the day the wedding would have taken placeS the largely underdeveloped region is no longer beholden to the "strings attached" assistance of the West Meanwhile pressure to uphold standards of accountability has waned under the Trump administration "Press freedom is deteriorating while Chinese influence is growing" says Shawn Crispin Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists "Its unmistakable" With the proliferation of social media and easy access to cheap smartphones platforms such as Facebook have become a tool to harass and intimidate journalists and activists all over Southeast Asia "In some countries Facebooks policies can have a greater impact on online expression than the law" says Matthew Bugher head of Asia program for Article 19 an NGO that defends freedom of information "As the control of traditional media becomes more pervasive and social media is the one outlet thats accessible governments are figuring out ways to clamp down on that as well" Journalists and activists stage a protest calling to defend press freedom in suburban Quezon City in Metro Manila Philippines on Jan 19 2018 Jes Aznar—Getty Images The Philippines Well before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was inaugurated it was clear he would be no friend to journalists The day after he swept the polls on a promise of wiping out the nations criminals the president-elect told reporters in his Davao City heartland that they too could become targets of assassination if found to be a corrupt "son of a bitch" After taking office on June 30 2016 he launched a brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands of suspected users while managing to effortlessly subvert reality and discredit his critics Attorney Jo Clemente chair of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and a journalist of 30 years says that 11 media practitioners have been killed since July 2016 While the Philippines has always been dangerous for journalists at least 34 died in the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre Clemente says the broader media environment is as challenging today as it’s been since the martial law period under the authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos “The entire scenario the hatred of journalists the hatred of lawyers the hatred of everybody that goes against Duterte and whatever he wants to do that jeopardizes the democratic space we live in” she tells TIME Maria Ressa editor of Philippine news site Rappler says it was as easy as flipping a switch An award-winning journalist and former CNN bureau chief in Manila and Jakarta Ressa now faces six lawsuits filed by government agencies aimed at shutting down her site which is one of the nations most critical independent news outlets What may have riled the government as much as Rapplers coverage of the drug war was its series of investigative reports about the presidents so-called "propaganda machine" In 2016 Ressa warned colleagues in other parts of the world that the Philippines was patient zero of an epidemic she calls "online state-sponsored hate" Rapplers reports detail how the Duterte campaigns social media strategist Nic Gabunada built a network of users at home and overseas that disseminated pro-Duterte inflammatory and sometimes fake content created by a team of bloggers After Dutertes election two of the teams celebrity "influencers" pop star and sex advice columnist Mocha Uson and conservative blogger RJ Nieto were given official roles within his administration Theyve since been accused of singling out and degrading journalists who reported on extrajudicial killings setting off a cascade of online trolls that harassed them with rape and death threats on Facebook "Its this hate targeting journalists that is rolling back democracy" Ressa tells TIME "But I thank the government for giving us clarity of thought about exactly who we are what our values are and what were fighting for" Cambodia As recently as 2016 Cambodias press had unusually free reign with some of the regions best newspapers But ahead of July elections Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a brazen assault on independent institutions dissolving the largest opposition party arresting its leader and altering the constitution In September The Cambodia Daily an award-winning paper founded by an American journalist not long after the fall of the Khmer Rouge was forced to close after failing to pay $63 million in back taxes the government claimed it was owed The Phnom Penh Post the nations first and last independent paper was sold in May to a Malaysian businessman with ties to the ruling party If he weren’t in exile Aun Pheap would still be breaking stories on ethnic minorities land rights and the cockfighting ring run by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s brother “He was drawn to blatant injustice and abuse of power and the chance to expose it” Zsombor Peter a Canadian journalist and Pheap’s frequent reporting partner at The Cambodia Daily tells TIME Last year the two uncovered allegations that the military was siphoning profits from the illegal timber trade to Vietnam They won a prestigious award from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Pheap 54 went to Hong Kong in October to receive it He hasn’t returned to Cambodia since The two had been charged with "incitement” over another story about last year’s local election Peter calls the charges "ludicrous” others called it legal harassment Instead of reporting on national elections next month Pheap is overseas applying for asylum (He declined to comment citing his legal proceedings) Read More: Exclusive: Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Turning to China Over the US Meanwhile the government cut more than 30 radio frequencies to prevent broadcasts from US-backed Radio Free Asia and Voice of America After RFA suspended operations in the country two of its former reporters were arrested on espionage charges in what a State Department spokesperson described to TIME as "a politically motivated attempt to undermine media freedom and to dissuade other journalists from doing their jobs" A raft of new government-friendly outlets have emerged instead while the owners of eight of the 10 biggest television networks have links to the ruling party With opposition obliterated and the media either shut down or within its control the administration has issued election-reporting rules that warn against undermining confidence in the vote "The intention is to generate a climate of fear" says Sek Sopha of the Cambodian Center for Independent Media "Everyone is going to be silenced" Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted by police after a court appearance in Yangon Myanmar on Jan 10 2018 Ye Aung Thu—AFP/Getty Images Myanmar A similar charge has been made in Myanmar which just two years ago was one of the regions bright spots When Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi a former political prisoner once fted as a democratic icon was peacefully elected after six decades of dictatorship many hoped her party would grant greater freedoms to the press Instead dozens of journalists have been arrested and attacked Freedom of expression activist group ATHAN has counted 36 journalists who have been charged during this current administration most under a telecommunications law criminalizing online defamation Several others reporting from conflict zones were charged under legacy laws including the Unlawful Association Act which prohibits liaising with rebels “This is a degrading blow for the [National League for Democracy] NLD-led government within the international community” says ATHAN executive director Maung Saunghka Journalists say the biggest threat to press freedom is that colonial-era laws routinely used to stifle dissent under military rule are still being used to prosecute and muzzle the press while new ones have been created to control online expression Though Suu Kyi’s government is hobbled by a constitution that allows the military huge amounts of power critics say the ruling party has done little to protect civil liberties “Instead of stopping media harassment the NLD government uses these oppressive laws to punish journalists” Yin Yadanar Thein founder of advocacy group Free Expression Myanmar (FEM) says Two Reuters reporters who were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims discovered in a mass grave have now spent more than six months behind bars Almost every week since their arrest Wa Lone 32 has stepped out of a police truck at a Yangon courthouse flashing his now-famous smile and two thumbs-up despite his handcuffed wrists He and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo 28 could face up to 14 years in prison for violating a colonial-era Official Secrets Law The pair were arrested in December in what may have been a sting operation: police invited them to dinner and allegedly handed them secret documents They were held incommunicado for two weeks Wa Lones pregnant wife Pan Ei Mon remembers that time as "the scariest moments of my life" The Myanmar government denies atrocities in Rakhine state where 700000 Rohingya Muslims fled into Bangladesh after a brutal military crackdown An entire portion of the state has been put on lockdown; UN investigators have been blocked while aid workers and journalists are only given access on brief state-chaperoned visits Suu Kyi’s government dismisses independent reports as "fake news" Much like the harassment seen in the Philippines trolls on social media portray Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo as traitors for countering the official narrative Where once pre-publication censorship under military rule set strict rules for what could and could not be reported now journalists are unclear what stories will get them into trouble “We can never say ‘there are democratic developments’ as long as we see ethical journalists are charged” Maung Saunkha says Speaking outside the Yangon courtroom on June 18 Wa Lone directed his comments to state counselor Suu Kyi “I want to let the government especially the state counselor know this We were [arrested] for covering Rakhine state” he said Their prosecution risks casting a spell of paranoia over a generation eager to shake off the residue of junta rule Few expected this to be Aung San Suu Kyis legacy Singapore While Singapore may be regarded as one of the most economically free and liveable cities in the world it doesn’t fare as well when it comes to press freedom and censorship The skyscraper-laden financial hub languishes near the bottom of global rankings at 151st out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders 2018 World Press Freedom Index Government-linked or owned media behemoths exercise a virtual monopoly over the country’s mainstream print and broadcast media Journalistic content is regulated and liable to censorship and in recent years activists bloggers and cartoonists have been subject to detentions and charges of defamation and sedition Human rights observers say strict legislation including a recently enacted anti-terror law permitting media blackouts in the event of terrorist attacks has been deliberately designed to limit freedom of expression “This results in a chilling effect and the exercise of self-censorship by journalists and media workers both on and offline” says Rachel Chhoa-Howard researcher on Singapore at Amnesty International Kirsten Han has encountered this kind of government intimidation first-hand As a civil society activist and editor-in-chief of New Naratif an online news organization covering Southeast Asia she has been affected by the changes in Singapore’s media landscape since the 2015 general election “The space in recent years has been shrinking” she tells TIME “The environment has been getting more tense and the government are now charging activists for all sorts of things and bringing in laws that will have an impact on press freedom” Read More: Twitter Has a Big Problem in Southeast Asia: Bots Before the Ballot in Malaysia and Beyond New Naratif was conceived in 2017 as a place “where we could tell Southeast Asian stories ones that wouldn’t fit in foreign news publications or local publications that might have censorship” Han says One of her main concerns shared by tech firms like Facebook and Twitter is the government’s intention to introduce legislation to tackle fake news “It’s very problematic If there’s no clear definition of what the government calls deliberate online falsehoods the law could turn out to be very broad” In April New Naratif was denied permission to register as a company or legal entity and was accused by the government of “being used by foreigners to pursue a political activity in Singapore” Yet Han remains defiant and continues to publish on the platform with her network of contributors “We want Singaporeans and southeast Asians to have a space to talk about politics Why should we not talk about these things” Vietnam Ever since reunification in 1975 the Communist Party of Vietnam has maintained authoritarian control over freedom of expression Independent media does not exist leaving citizen journalists and bloggers to disseminate news at the risk of being imprisoned Vietnam ranks 175 out of 180 on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index And yet somehow 2017 got worse According to Human Rights Watch 2017 was one of the harshest years for dissidents in Vietnam with at least 24 known activists convicted and 41 arrested And 2018 is looking to be even worse with 26 known activists convicted since May Among more than 140 political prisoners are high-profile activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh aka Mother Mushroom and environmental blogger Nguyen Van Hoa Another is Nguyen Trung Ton an activist blogger who was left to die in the jungle by state security forces While traveling to visit fellow activists in February 2017 the Protestant pastor and his friend were kidnapped by plainclothes agents They were driven around blindfolded beaten with iron bars stripped naked and abandoned Nguyen is one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents He was the last elected president of the Brotherhood for Democracy an underground network of mostly jailed dissidents that promotes human rights As a blogger he wrote extensively about corruption national security and religious freedom Five months after his abduction he was arrested and charged for attempting to overthrow the state He is currently serving 12 years in prison “People are really scared They cannot freely speak out” says his son Effy Nguyen 22 a video-blogger living in exile since 2012 Effy says he will be imprisoned if he returns to Vietnam and that in the past year writers have had to go into hiding “People have had to completely shut down in Vietnam” In December the state unveiled a cyber unit called Force 47 designed to silence critics on social media platforms like Facebook Vietnam’s crackdown appears to work in tandem with international attention During negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership a 12-nation free-trade agreement arrests decreased “dramatically” says Brad Adams Asia Director at Human Rights Watch but were substituted by more reports of beatings But once President Trump pulled out of the agreement the status-quo resumed “The main theory is that they are copying the China-model believing the US under Trump is not going to challenge them on human rights” says Adams “The Vietnamese are calculating Trump doesn’t care about human rights which is demonstrably true and there will be little or no consequences” Commuters use their smartphones near an advertisement that reads "SHARING A LIE MAKES YOU A LIAR" at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on March 26 2018 Chris Jung—NurPhoto/Getty Images Malaysia On May 10 Malaysia woke up to a new government and a surge of optimism Voters had ousted a prime minister caught up in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal and overnight the country became a source of hope in a region known for its autocrats With some of the worlds toughest censorship laws Malaysias press freedom rankings had deteriorated year-on-year as the government tried to muzzle reporting on the 1MDB scandal Though the new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who previously served from 1981 to 2003 was himself a top-down leader with little tolerance for the press his new administration has promised reform He’s pledged within 100 days to abolish the world’s first Fake News Law a vaguely worded injunction that endows the government with sweeping powers to adjudicate truths and falsehoods But the Fake News provision is just one among a slew of draconian laws designed to inhibit a robust press says political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque better known as Zunar He would know: he’s facing up to 43 years in prison on nine sedition charges over drawings deemed “detrimental to public order” Zunar also questions whether after the honeymoon period ends Malaysia’s media will continue toeing the incumbent’s line or instead adopt a new paradigm of critical accountability reporting “I am worried that [what] is changing is only the political master” he says “I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of the media freedom in Malaysia but right now it is still very blurry and fragile” Steven Gan the editor of one of Malaysias only independent news sites Malaysiakini says he is optimistic for the first time in a quarter century "Malaysians are experiencing freedom of speech which they have not had before 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