Pharmaceutical major Lupin Limited expects to train over 1,000 undergraduates as pharma professionals by the year 2020 under a ‘Learn and Earn Initiative’ aligned with the Centre’s Skill Development mission. The initiative is aimed at youngsters who have passed Class XII in the Science stream with a minimum of 50% marks, but are facing financial constraints. They are taken for a three-year-long course during which they are paid stipend and provided all the facilities.“Since 2011, Lupin has helped create 560 graduates with 181 students passing out in 2018,” Yashwant Mahadik, president, global human resources at Lupin, said in Panaji last week.“We expect to help graduate more than 1,000 students by 2020 adding to the manpower resource of the pharmaceutical sector,” Mr. Mahadik said adding that “most of these would be absorbed by Lupin.”The curriculum, designed in concert with open universities such as Yashwantrao Chavan Maharastra Open University and Bhimrao Ambedkar University, confers graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Education B.VOC. in Manufacturing Technology (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) after the successful completion of the three-year programme.While training facilities are located in cities like Tarapur or Goa, efforts have been made to penetrate to the interiors in States such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Sikkim and Goa through newspaper adverts, propaganda in colleges, distribution of flyers and pamphlets, and even personally meeting such families. These efforts are currently focussed around five of Lupin’s largest manufacturing hubs: Tarapur, Goa, Sikkim, Indore and Aurangabad.The third batch of 181 students graduated through the initiative last week at a function held in Margao, Goa. Those who graduated were presented with a degree and an appointment letter for a job with Lupin. In 2014, the first batch of candidates under the program from Goa, Tarapur, Indore, and Aurangabad, was given appointment letters with their degrees.(The writer was in Goa at the invitation of Lupin Limited)
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAsa Miller made a huge leap in his second run to finish 70th overall in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Seeking to improve his time of 1:27.52 after finishing 81st in Run 1, the Fil-Am alpine skier performed better in Run 2, completing the course in 1:22.43, the 68th-best in the round.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments LATEST STORIES That showing hiked his total time to 2:49.95, still 31.91 seconds behind the leader but enough to get him a spot in the top 70 among 108 competitors.Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed the gold medal after topping the field with a total time of 2:18.04.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHenrik Kristoffersen of Norway made a huge run in Run 2 to take home the silver with his 2:19.31, while Alexis Pinturault of France settled for bronze with his time of 2:19.35.Miller will compete in the men’s slalom event on Thursday. UE should have a ‘win now’ mentality, says Adorador Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
Businessman Raj Kundra has posted a video on his Twitter account, which is the promo of a new sports based reality show. His beautiful actor-wife, Shilpa Shetty, is also a part of the promo video.He tweeted: “Check out the latest #sflchallengers promo with @TheShilpaShetty looking fab after just 2 months of delivering my son!”Shilpa delivered their son Viaan Raj Kundra in May. Amidst a lot of hullabaloo over Aishwarya Rai’s weight even months after her delivery has brought on the spotlight over new mommies in Showbiz.Shilpa, who was last seen in a song in Dostana, has mostly kept away from the limelight occasionally attending filmi events.Catch the video here:
Celtics: Visit Memphis on Saturday night.Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night. Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 3 at buzzer sends Kings past Lakers “He has a mastery of the game and a control and an ease of which he plays,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said of Harden. “It’s fun to watch.”Harden has scored at least 30 points in eight straight games, the longest such streak since Russell Westbrook had eight straight 30-point games in November 2016. Harden has scored at least 35 points in six straight games, the longest streak since Carmelo Anthony had six straight in April 2013.“I think what James is doing is really special because he’s really carrying us right now,” Gerald Green said. “Not only is he scoring, he’s leading us.”Kyrie Irving had 23 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris added 19 points before being ejected midway through the fourth quarter, and Jaylen Brown had 18 points off the bench for Boston, which shot 47 percent but was outrebounded 54-38.“The first 18 minutes and then the last 24 minutes, the glass killed us,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “I thought the restricted area generally on both sides of the floor, our finishing and our lack of rebounding were separators.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Rockets used a 14-4 run to end the third and start the fourth to open up a 103-90 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Green with 9 minutes remaining. Boston got no closer than 10 the rest of the way.“We just weren’t covering up for one another consistently enough,” Irving said. “That’s really what it comes down to.”Houston opened up a 41-24 advantage a minute into the second on 3-pointer by Danuel House Jr. Trailing 50-33, Boston used a 22-7 run to end the half, aided by three technical fouls against the Rockets in barely a minute, to cut the lead to 57-55 on Marcus Smart’s 3-pointer. Irving had seven in the run.TIP-INSCeltics: Aron Baynes (broken finger) missed his fourth straight game. … Robert Williams missed the game with a sore left leg. .. Al Horford had 15 points, and Smart scored 11.Rockets: James Ennis missed his eighth straight game with a strained right hamstring, but D’Antoni said he was “close” to returning. … Green and Austin Rivers each scored 10 points.TECHNICAL FOULSWithin a 61-second span of the second quarter, Chris Paul, who is out with a left hamstring strain but was sitting on Houston’s bench, D’Antoni and Capela were all called for technical fouls. Capela’s, which was the last with 2:28 remaining, was called for hanging on the rim following a dunk.Morris was called for a technical foul with 9 minutes left in the third after taking the ball to the other end of the court after being called for a foul. Morris was called for his second technical foul with 4:38 left in the fourth after arguing an offensive foul. Smart was called for a technical foul with 24 seconds remaining.UP NEXT “Of course, I should be in that conversation,” Harden, the reigning MVP, said. “I received a lot of hate, but it won’t stop me from going out there and killing it every single night and being the dog that I am. You can name a few other people that can be in that conversation, but realistically, it’s coming back.”Harden, who was playing on a bruised left calf, had 17 points in the first quarter and finished 11 of 26 from the field, including 9 of 18 on 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“You take those shots, you’re confident in those shots and those shots will go in,” Harden said. “Sometimes they might not go in, but mostly, they’ll go in. I just have to keep going, keep working.”Eric Gordon scored 20 points for Houston, which shot 48 percent while improving to a season-high four games above .500. Houston finished 18 of 45 on 3-pointers. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) applies defensive pressure against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden thinks he should be in the MVP discussion again this season and showed why on Thursday night.Harden had 45 points and six assists, Clint Capela added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 127-113 for their eighth win in nine games.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
US skateboarder Tony Hawk poses on the red carpet before the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony at the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex in Monaco on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)SAN DIEGO — One of the first things Tony Hawk was looking forward to doing when he arrived in Shanghai for his debut as commentator for the Vans Park Series was to grab a skateboard and do some prep work.“Skating the courses and connecting with the competitors directly in order to have better insight when the competition actually starts,” Hawk said in an email exchange.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss He’ll be at the microphone when Vans Park Series starts its fourth year of competition this weekend, showcasing the world’s best park terrain skateboarders a year before the sport makes its Olympic debut. Hawk will join co-host Chris Cote for the five competitions, which continue in São Paulo, Brazil June 22-23; Montreal July 12-13; Paris Aug. 9-10 and the men’s and women’s championships in Salt Lake City Sept. 6-7.“It’s fun for me as a fan of skating to share my expertise with a larger audience, and give the casual viewer a better understanding in the nuances of skating,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHawk said Vans events are “authentic and raw. We have seen some of the most progressive and evolutionary tricks and techniques occur during all the excitement, especially in the finals. And having pay equality for prize money is hugely important in validating women skaters that have been slighted for far too long in other events.”Park terrain, he added, is “a hybrid of pool, vert and mini-ramp skating, with occasional ‘street’ elements added to the course. Focusing on only one of those disciplines will not benefit a competitor, so it is more likely that someone who grew up riding various skateparks will excel.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew With an international roster of skateboarding’s top pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse of more than $700,000 and has prize parity for men and women.“Zion Wright has become an incredible skater in all terrain recently so he will be one to watch,” Hawk said. “I am also excited to see the spontaneous, unpredictable crew like Jake Wooten, Greyson Fletcher, Chris Russell and Clay Kreiner. For women, Lizzie Armanto is an obvious favorite, along with Jordyn Barratt, Poppy Olsen, Nora Vasconcellos and Sakura Yosozumi.”The contest will be carried via livestream on www.vansparkseries.com.Hawk, 51, said it’s too early to know if he’ll be broadcasting at the Olympics.“I would entertain the idea of they ask me, but there have been no discussions as of yet. I think skateboarding will add a much-needed youthful energy to the summer games, and will most likely be one of the highlights from Tokyo 2020,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess
Photo Attribution: Icon SMIThat was a twisting, bizarre, somewhat tedious (but never boring) win down in Austin for your 6-0 Cowboys. Here are my first ten (of many) thoughts from the game.1. It looked like Weeden was trying to start a stalled car all game. I thought he forced a few throws to Blackmon and that the offense was sporadic (is that too generous?) at best. Yet, they still managed 38 points on the road against a top 25 team that had only once given up more than 20 this year. That’s pretty strong.2. When’s the last time an OSU defensive line dominated (dare I say, won) a conference game for them? Has this ever happened? It did today. 8.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and a massive 4th quarter goal line stand…albeit because Fozzy fell down at the 1, but still!!.3. Mack Brown was 13-0 after losing the Red River Rivalry. He was 70-0 when his team rushes for more than 200 yards. Both of those streaks ended today (h/t Ryan Oss).4. The Gilbert kick return, my gosh. My wife probably thought a cat entered our home and I stepped on it with my baseball spikes on considering the noises I was making. I actually missed Fozzy’s answer because I was too busy replaying Gilbert going the distance (Dr. Saturday has both up on his blog right now). That TD ties the record for longest kick return TD in school with Barry Sanders. He did it three times. 5. Texas’ offense is like the antithesis of OSU’s. It feels like they’re always going in slo-motion. My buddy Sheets texted me in the first half and said, “I feel like Texas’s offense hasn’t accepted the fact that they no longer have Vince Young at quarterback.”6. There were 2 points scored in the 4th quarter today. That HAS to be the weirdest stat of the game. Or how about the fact that there were only 5 total penalties. Or maybe that Texas had the ball for 39:18 and lost.7. To the inevitable “but…but…but…we beat them by 40” OU backlash sure to come in the next few days, I have two things to say: 1. you didn’t go to Austin and torch them in their house (in fact, come to think of it, you’ve never done that) and 2. get back to me when you take your starters out with 5 minutes left in the first half of a conference game. 8. Caleb Lavey, Markelle Martin, Jamie Blatnick, and Gilbert combined for 40 tackles. Blatnick alone had 4 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Overall, Ash was sacked 5 times and hurried 11. Is this an Alabama or LSU level defense? No, but it might be good enough to win the Big 12 and play for the national title. 9. Brandon Weeden was undefeated as a 26-year old, lost two games as a 27-year old, and is now undefeated as a 28-year old. I wouldn’t say he was great (by his standards) as 23-41 for 218 and 1 will probably convey, but he’s now 17-2 as a starter and that’s really all that matters. 10. Jeremy Smith was devastating. 7 rushes for 140 and 2 TD. A pretty strong showing in his first game over the century mark (and over 65 yards for that matter) all season. He did everything you wanted in the little time he had the ball. Somebody on Twitter asked me if I thought he would get moved up to the starting role. He won’t, but that’s not the point. The point is that when Todd Monken wants to give his Heisman candidate QB a break from throwing to his Biletnikoff-winning WR he can just let him hand it off to two All-Big 12 level running backs in the backfield. 11. (bonus) OSU is halfway to New Orleans. Mizzou, Baylor, Kansas State, Tech, Iowa State, and Bedlamgeddon. That’s it.Tons more coming on the blog about this game in the next few days. Keep checking back or follow me on Twitter for updates. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Former five-star coup from last weekend, Tyron Johnson, is already getting settled in and has nearly been on campus a full week. Apparently it hasn’t taken long for the standout receiver to get settled in, either. He tweeted the following on Wednesday:Loving Stillwater ?— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) August 24, 2016Not only is he loving Stillwater, but he seems to be getting integrated with his new squad quickly. After a tweet sent out saying that his old team, LSU, is going to “run the tables“, (C’mon, man!) he quickly added that his new team may be in the thick of a run in the near future, too.OSU we coming too just watch??— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) August 24, 2016That’s more like it. Here’s to hoping you’re right, Mr. Johnson.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken in detail about Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United.With the Portuguese boss out the door at United, it appears he will not be in the Premier League for some time.And Sarri believes the league will miss a manager of his quality and personality.”I think so,” said Sarri in a press conference when asked if the league will miss Jose.”Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. “I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Michigan/YouTubeOne Michigan football fan created a hype new video to get Wolverines fans everywhere excited for the Big Ten matchup against Wisconsin.No. 4 Michigan football has a pivotal Big Ten matchup this weekend versus No. 8 Wisconsin. And thanks to Luke D’Mello and his fancy editing skills, Wolverines fans have a pretty awesome video to play on repeat until kickoff.The video features highlights from the 49-10 shellacking of Penn State, a game in which the Wolverines rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns while converting 11 of 16 third downs.Watch Michigan put Penn State into a coffin all over again below:Wisconsin has won the last two contests between the schools, but Michigan is 49-14 overall when facing the Badgers. You better believe the Wolverines will be looking for some redemption at home.The Michigan Wolverines are 10.5 point favorites and kickoff is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. E.T on ABC.
Residents in those communities will also benefit from alternative livelihoods, with the project also facilitating institutional strengthening for urban management and overall public safety. Story Highlights More than $1 billion has been allocated in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to continue work on the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project.The project, being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), aims to enhance access by persons to basic urban infrastructure and services, and support increased safety in selected vulnerable and volatile inner-city communities islandwide, of which 18 are being targeted.Residents in those communities will also benefit from alternative livelihoods, with the project also facilitating institutional strengthening for urban management and overall public safety.For this year, it is proposed to continue work to rehabilitate roads and improve access to water and sanitation facilities in six communities, remove zinc fences and replace those with suitable substitutions, clean up 30 communities, initiate an environmental programme in 20 primary schools, train and engage 165 environmental wardens, enrol 130 persons in level 2 vocational skills training at HEART/NTA, and conduct Grade Six Achievement Test clinics for 1,440 students.Achievements between October 2014, when the project commenced, and December 2017 include the completion of integrated infrastructure projects in nine communities and removal of zinc fences in five others, the delivery of training and certification programmes, the completion of electrical works/installation in 360 households, and the provision of equipment to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and National Land Agency.The project is funded by the World Bank. More than $1 billion has been allocated in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to continue work on the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project. The project, being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), aims to enhance access by persons to basic urban infrastructure and services, and support increased safety in selected vulnerable and volatile inner-city communities islandwide, of which 18 are being targeted.
The large ship superstructure assembly uses a special method of calculating parameters of weight and center of gravity of the whole superstructure and that of gantry crane equipment, such as wire rope length, with the weight lifting point configuration and the overall design rings figures.The overall finite element model is established, after a comprehensive check and correction, finally completing the safe and efficient lifting operation, so that the dock cycle is shortened, easing the structure’s total set of ground pressure, and thus effectively upgrading the enterprise’s production of the ship.Up till now, the enterprise has developed 25 patents.“This authorization is another breakthrough in patented inventions, and reflects the shipyard’s core competitiveness in a major ship-building industry, laying a solid foundation to further enhance the enterprise’s comprehensive strength,” the company said.Press Release, July 31, 2014 zoom Chinese shipbuilder Jinhai Heavy Industry has received patent rights for its large ship superstructure hoisting method after a state intellectual property review.
Les femmes de Chéticamp à Clare auront plus facilement accès à la toute dernière technologie qui permet la détection précoce du cancer du sein. « L’examen mammographique régulier est le moyen le plus efficace de détecter le cancer du sein, souligne aujourd’hui, 5 novembre, le ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être, David Wilson. Une unité mobile à technologie numérique, appuyée par 11 lieux fixes aussi équipés de technologie numérique, permettront aux femmes de toute la province d’avoir accès plus vite à de meilleurs soins. La Nouvelle-Écosse a été la première province à offrir un service mobile de mammographie numérique. Trois autres provinces ont depuis suivi notre exemple. » La nouvelle route de l’unité mobile est complète et couvre toute la province. Elle permettra d’offrir un meilleur service d’examen mammographique aux femmes qui sont difficiles à joindre et elle sera appuyée par les 11 lieux fixes qui offrent aussi l’examen mammographique numérique complet. La nouvelle route entre en vigueur en janvier. C’est le Programme de dépistage du cancer du sein de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui dirige le service efficace et bien structuré de dépistage du cancer du sein dans la province. « Nous savons que l’endroit où vivent certaines femmes est un obstacle pour elles et nous savons aussi que, traditionnellement, certains groupes d’âge affichent un taux de participation moins élevé au dépistage du cancer du sein, de souligner la Dre Judy Caines, directrice médicale du Programme de dépistage du cancer du sein de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « La nouvelle route cible ces femmes difficiles à joindre, garantissant ainsi qu’elles et toutes les autres femmes de la province ont accès à un service efficace de détection précoce du cancer du sein. » Plus de 185 000 femmes ont été vues depuis le début du programme en 1991. Le programme a permis d’effectuer plus de 793 000 examens mammographiques et de détecter plus de 3 500 cas de cancer du sein. Rose Marie de Villers a découvert qu’elle avait un cancer du sein en 2011 après avoir passé un examen dans une clinique équipée de la technologie numérique. « Avant de passer la mammographie, je ne me sentais pas malade, je n’avais pas remarqué de bosse, j’avais de l’énergie, je me sentais en pleine forme et je ne soupçonnais pas du tout qu’il y avait quelque chose qui n’allait pas, de dire Mme de Villers. Je crois sincèrement que la mammographie a été la première étape en vue de me sauver la vie et de sauver la vie de bien d’autres femmes. » Les femmes de plus de 40 ans peuvent simplement composer le 1-800-565-0548 pour prendre rendez-vous pour un examen mammographique à l’endroit de leur choix. On trouvera une carte de la route de l’unité mobile au www.breastscreening.nshealth.ca .
22 March 2009The United Nations human rights chief warned today that Nepal’s peace process could be at risk unless justice is ensured for victims of past and ongoing abuses. During her five-day visit to Nepal, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay met several families whose loved ones were victims of serious rights violations, both during and after the decade-long civil war that claimed some 13,000 lives before it ended in 2006. “Human rights were violated in these cases in Nepal, and under international law the State has a responsibility to ensure that the families obtain truth and justice,” she told a news conference in the capital, Kathmandu.“The demands of victims’ families are not mere wishes they are supported by law,” she stressed. “And until these demands for justice are fulfilled and accountability for past, and in particular ongoing, violations is ensured, a truly new Nepal will not emerge, and indeed, the peace process could be jeopardised.” The civil conflict came to an end in 2006 with the signing of a peace accord between the Government and Maoists, with the parties also agreeing to set up of a commission on disappearances and a truth and reconciliation commission. In voicing her support for the establishment of a disappearance commission, Ms. Pillay emphasized that it must not be a “token body.” Rather, victims should be consulted in the process of setting it up and it should be given all the protection and powers by Parliament to make it meaningful.The High Commissioner also voiced her alarm at the detention and “arbitrary action” taken against many journalists in the South Asian nation. She urged the Government to take concrete steps to ensure the security of human rights defenders, including journalists, “who are the first line in defence of the human rights of all Nepalis.” In addition to victims of human rights violations and families of victims, Ms. Pillay also held discussions with Government officials, including the President and Prime Minister, as well as members of human rights bodies, civil society, the diplomatic corps and the UN system. She also travelled outside the capital to Janakpur in the central Terai region.The High Commissioner hailed the progress Nepal has made since the conflict ended, while encouraging it to grasp the “historic opportunity” to prove itself as a leader in implementing its human rights commitments. “Above all, the Nepalese people, who have suffered long years of deprivation and denial as a result of the conflict, are entitled to have their human rights respected and fulfilled,” she said.Ms. Pillay added that she is seeking a three-year extension of the mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal). “I believe the work of my Office will support Nepal’s efforts to address the remaining challenges of the peace process and the human rights issues that were both a cause and a consequence of the conflict.”This is the High Commissioner’s first visit to Asia, and she is now in India for a two-day visit, during which she will meet with the Foreign Secretary and the Minister of Home Affairs, as well as with other senior Government officials and members of the judiciary. She will also give a keynote lecture, hosted by India’s National Human Rights Commission.
The Police said that the curfew will be reimposed at 8pm tonight. The curfew which was lifted at 6 this morning, has been reimposed from 8pm tonight to 4am tomorrow.The curfew was imposed at 6pm yesterday following the deadly bombings in the country.
In an operation that began on 27 February and is expected to last through 23 March, the 500 troops and 73 police maintain security at testing centres and transport papers for the exams, which are necessary for students to move ahead and which have not been conducted in the north for the three years of conflict, UNOCI said.UN-authorized French Licorne forces and representatives of UN agencies as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dealing with children’s education are also involved in the operation that today assisted primary schoolers to take tests in mathematics, English and natural science while secondary students sat for mathematics and French.With the additional presence of the Ivorian Ministers of Education and Higher Education in the north since the start of the exam operation, UNOCI expressed hope for a more general reestablishment of education in the north.“The visit by the two Ministers could be seen as a significant step showing the government’s desire for the restart of education in the north,” the mission said. A press conference to be attended by the two Ministers and the secretary general of the rebel Forces Nouvelles (FN) is scheduled to take place in Bouaké tomorrow.
While the majority of people in countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose this harmful practice, there are still 30 million girls at risk of being cut in the next decade, according to a report launched today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The report, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, surveyed 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East, where FGM/C persists, and found that while support for the practice is in decline, girls remain in considerable danger.The report points to a gap between people’s personal views on FGM/C and the entrenched sense of social obligation that fuels its continuation, exacerbated by a lack of open communication on this sensitive issue.There are currently 125 million girls and women alive today who have been subjected to FGM/C, which refers to a number of practices which involve cutting away part or all of a girl’s external genitalia. The practice – recognized globally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women – has no health benefits, causes severe pain and has several immediate and long-term health consequences, according to UN agencies.“FGM/C is a violation of a girl’s rights to health, well-being and self-determination,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta. “What is clear from this report is that legislation alone is not enough. The challenge now is to let girls and women, boys and men speak out loudly and clearly and announce they want this harmful practice abandoned.”The report’s surveys found that not only are most girls and women against the practice, but that a significant number of men and boys also oppose FGM/C. In three countries – Chad, Guinea and Sierra Leone – more men than women want the practice to end.While FGM/C has been virtually abandoned by certain groups and countries, it remains entrenched in many others, even where there is legislation against it and efforts by governments and non-governmental organizations to convince communities to stop.FGM/C remains almost universal in Somalia, Guinea, Djibouti, and Egypt, with more than nine out of 10 women and girls aged 15-49 being cut. In countries such as Chad, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Sudan, or Yemen, there has been no discernible decline.By contrast, the practice has declined in Kenya, Tanzania, Benin, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic.While noting that legislation against FGM/C is a welcome development, the report calls for measures to complement it, such as positive social dynamics that change the social norms to accelerate the decline of this practice.It recommends opening up FGM/C to greater public scrutiny, to challenge the misperception that “everyone else” approves of the practice. It also highlights the role education can play in bringing further social change, noting that higher levels of education among mothers correspond to a lower risk that their daughters will be cut and that while in school, girls may develop ties with others who oppose FGM/C.Some of the key steps outlined in the report include finding ways to make visible the hidden attitudes that favour the abandonment of FGM/C, increasing exposure of groups that still follow the practice to those that do not, and promoting the rejection of FGM/C alongside improved opportunities for girls.Since 2008, nearly 10,000 communities in 15 countries, representing about 8 million people, have renounced the practice. In December 2012, a UN General Assembly resolution called on Member States to intensify efforts toward the complete elimination of FGM/C. In addition, some 1,775 communities across Africa publicly declared their commitment to end the practice last year.
Today, SMMT released figures for March pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in March 2016 that were defined as pre-registrations.CLICK HERE: Download the March 2016 release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
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. Doris Kraus with husband Peter, the former mayor of Pembroke Dock, outside Swansea Crown Court Credit:WALES NEWS SERVICE The court heard she failed to inform the Department for Work and Pensions when her husband began a new job with the National Trust, where he became a Visitor Services Assistant.Richard Ace, prosecuting, said: “She was told to notify the DWP of any change in her circumstances.”She failed to tell officials until 2014 that her husband was undertaking work which meant she was not entitled to the money.”Kraus, a grandmother, was mayoress from May 2012 to May 2013 – in the middle of the four years she wrongly claimed the benefits. She was also mayoress again for a year until June 2016.Swansea Crown Court heard she applied for pension credits in March 2010 after her husband’s business PK Executive Travel was wound up, saying the couple had no income.But a year later, independent councillor Mr Kraus began working again and taking home around £2,000 a month from the National Trust.Mr Ace said: “She was told there was a requirement to notify of any changes. That didn’t happen. She eventually notified the Department for Work and Pensions four years later, in April 2014.”She said she was sorry for what happened and she told them of the situation.” A mayoress wrongly claimed more than £13,000 in benefits after failing to tell the council that her husband was being paid £2,000 a month by the National Trust.Doris Kraus, 68, claimed her husband Peter was out of work while in his civic role as mayor of Pembroke Dock, West Wales.She avoided a jail sentence after paying back all of the £13,355 she was wrongly paid in pension credits over four years.Her husband was mayor of their home town, where his wife accompanied him to civic dinners, gala concerts, award presentation, public events and formal functions.But at the same time, Kraus was wrongly claiming benefits by saying her husband’s executive travel business had collapsed. An investigation was launched over the fraudulent claims and Kraus later pleaded guilty to failing to notify a change in circumstances.The court heard she has been given loans from her children after her benefits fraud was revealed.Mr Ace added: “She has now paid the full amount of money outstanding.”James Hartson, defending, said Kraus was of “impeccable character” and the money was taken because of “negligence and ignorance”.He said: “Her intention was not one of dishonesty. She’s mortified to find herself in the dock.”Mr Recorder Richard Booth QC said Mrs Kraus’s clean character and that she had repaid the money, meant she would be spared a prison sentence or fine.He said: “You are clearly remorseful. It’s neither necessary or appropriate to impose a sentence on you.”The judge gave Kraus, from Pembroke Dock, a conditional 12-month discharge. She left the court with her husband. Her intention was not one of dishonesty. She’s mortified to find herself in the dockJames Hartson, defending
16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York IDEALLY, MULTIPLE-CHOICE exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to be truly random.Because of this fundamental flaw, William Poundstone, author of “Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody,” claims to have found several common patterns in multiple-choice tests, including computer-randomized exams like the SATs.After examining 100 tests — 2,456 questions in total — from varied sources, including middle school, high school, college, and professional school exams; drivers’ tests; licensing exams for firefighters and radio operators; and even newspaper quizzes, Poundstone says he found statistical patterns across all sources.From this data, he determined valuable strategies for how to greatly up your chances of guessing correctly on any exam, whether you’re stumbling through a chemistry final or retaking your driver’s test.While Poundstone emphasises that actual knowledge of the subject matter is always the best test-taking strategy and that ”a guessing strategy is useful to the extent that it beats random guessing,” he suggests to always guess when you’re unsure. And guessing smartly will only improve your chances of being correct.Here are a few of Poundstone’s tactics for outsmarting any multiple-choice test:First, ignore conventional wisdom.You’ve probably been given test-taking advice along the lines of “always guess the middle answer if you don’t know,” or “avoid any answer that uses the words never, always, all, or none,” at some point in your life. However, according to Poundstone, this conventional wisdom doesn’t hold up against statistics. In fact, he found that the answers “none of the above” or “all of the above” were correct 52% of the time. Choosing one of these answers gives you a 90% improvement over random guessing.Look at the surrounding answers.Poundstone found correct answer choices hardly repeated consecutively, so looking at the answers of the questions you do know will help you figure out the ones you’re stuck on. For example, if you’re stuck on question No 2, but know that the answer to No 1 is A and the answer to No 3 is D, those choices can probably be eliminated for No 2. Of course, “knowledge trumps outguessing,” Poundstone reminds us. Cross out answers you know are wrong based on facts first.Choose the longest answer.Poundstone also noticed that the longest answer on multiple-choice tests was usually correct. “Test makers have to make sure that right answers are indisputably right,” he says. “Often this demands some qualifying language. They may not try so hard with wrong answers.” If one choice is noticeably longer than its counterparts, it’s likely the correct answer.Eliminate the outliers.Some exams, like the SATs, are randomized using computers, negating any patterns usually found in the order of the answers. However, no matter their order, answer choices that are incongruent with the rest are usually wrong, according to Poundstone. He gives the following sample answers from an SAT practice test, without including the question: The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act Because the meaning of “gradual” stands out from the other words in the right column, choice E can be eliminated. Poundstone then points out that “haphazard” and “improvised,” have almost identical meanings. Because these choices are so close in meaning, A and C can also be eliminated, allowing you to narrow down over half the answers without even reading the question. “It’s hard to see how one could be unambiguously correct and the other unambiguously wrong,” he says.For the record, the correct answer is D.- Emmie Martin.Read: Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?>Read: The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year> A. haphazard…radicalB. inherent…controversialC. improvised…startlingD. methodical…revolutionaryE. derivative…gradual SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there