APTN National NewsOne of the mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to educate Canadians about the history and legacy of residential schools.As the commission holds its 6th national event, just how much does the general public really know about Canada’s history and the schools?APTN’s Shirley McLean has this story.
“What the world needs now is a new state of mind,” President Sarkozy told the Assembly. “We need a genuine, global new deal.”This must be based on the notion that “the common goods that belong to all of humankind must be the common responsibility of all of us,” he said, appealing to the UN to work to ensure that all people have access to resources, water, energy, food, medicine and knowledge.“I appeal solemnly to the United Nations to tackle the question of a fairer distribution of profits, of the earnings from commodities and raw materials and the benefits of new technologies,” he said, adding that the UN must also “tackle the issue of introducing more morality into financial capitalism so as to place it more at the service of development.”The President said justice, globally, requires a State for the Palestinian people, as well as the right of the people of Israel to live in security. “Justice means a return for the Lebanese people to the plentitude of freedom, independence and sovereignty” and for the Iraqi people “reconciliation and democracy.”Justice, he stressed, “means the same chances of success for each poor child in the world as for each rich one.”He urged strong action against the proliferation of nuclear arms, referring in particular to Iran. The country, he said, is entitled to nuclear power for civilian purposes. “But,” he added, “if we allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, we would incur unacceptable risk to stability in the region and the world.”The issue, he said, could only be resolved “by combining firmness with dialogue.”President Sarkozy called for respect for diversity, national identities, religion, beliefs and cultures. “Attachment to one’s faith, to one’s language and culture, and to one’s way of life, thought and belief – all this is natural, legitimate and profoundly human,” he said. “To deny that is to sow the seeds of humiliation. It stokes the fires of the very nationalism, fanaticism and terrorism we claim to be fighting.”A “clash of civilizations,” he said, “will not be averted by forcing everyone to think and believe alike; cultural and religious diversity must be accepted everywhere and by all.” The UN, he said, embodies no one religious belief or ideology. “It embodies what is universal in all ideologies, all religions, all beliefs… which is why it is the only place in the world where all people can speak to one another and understand each other.” 25 September 2007French President Nicolas Sarkozy today urged national leaders attending the annual high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly to forge a “new deal” that will ensure justice for all.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will not give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming general election, UPFA Parliamentarian and cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.Senaratne said this at the weekly post cabinet press briefing held at the Government Information Department today. “A six-member committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party discussed this matter with President Maithripala Sirisena last evening. President Maithripala Sirisena will never field Rajapaksa as the prime ministerial candidate. There will be no chance for him to enter parliament through the National List as well,” the Minister added. The committee was appointed during a meeting held this week to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country and the future political course of the SLFP. (Colombo Gazette) A committee comprising of six members of the SLFP was appointed to coordinate between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with regards to the future affairs of the UPFA.
President Maithripala Sirisena today said that there should not be fear among any community and that instead it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure unity among people of all faiths.The President had said this when he hosted an Iftar ceremony at Temple Trees today with the participation of Muslim religious leaders. The President said that at a time when there are moves to take forward the reconciliation process, it is important that events like that held at Temple Trees today, are hosted by others as well. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several Muslim guests also participated in the Iftar ceremony. (Colombo Gazette)
One of the commandments mirrors Christianity’s “golden rule” by urging followers to speak to others online as you would speak to them in person. Another warns people to remember they may be held accountable for posts that could remain online forever.In a plea for kindness, the rules also encourage users to give credit if citing or sharing the work of others.The Church hopes the digital charter will be “a resource for Christians, people of other faiths and people of no faith”. 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. Mr Welby said: “Social media has transformed the way we live our lives. “Each time we interact online we have the opportunity either to add to currents of cynicism and abuse or to choose instead to share light and grace.” The Church of England will issue a set of social media commandments to combat “cynicism and abuse” online.Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will outline them on Monday in a live video message from Facebook’s British headquarters.He will encourage users to follow 10 “community guidelines” in a digital charter drawn up to reflect Christian values.People will be able to pledge to abide by them by posting a link on social media. The guidance acknowledges that social media provides “many joys”, such as its “immediate, interactive, conversational and open-ended” platform. But it says there can be “downsides” if users “do not apply the same common sense, kindness and sound judgment which we would use in a face-to-face encounter”.
Downer EDI Ltd has announced that, along with its joint venture partner Waanyi, it had been awarded a life of mine contract by New Century Resources Ltd (NCZ) to provide mining services for the mining of East Fault Block and South Block Resources immediately adjacent to the Century Open Pit Mine in Queensland.The execution of the Mining Services Agreement with the Waanyi Downer Joint Venture (WDJV) forms part of a unique compensation arrangement between New Century Resources and the Waanyi People. An industry first, it provides a viable mechanism to properly recognise the significant value of Indigenous Cultural Heritage, while also empowering Traditional Owner communities with mining developments occurring within their traditional lands. The agreement allows for the potential development of the South Block and East Fault Block Resources, should that proceed following the completion of the Expansion Feasibility Study, due by the end of September 2018.The scope of work to be carried out includes waste and ore removal and haulage; equipment supply and maintenance; drilling services; and technical and mine management.This mining services contract is in addition to the contract awarded in April 2018 to the Waanyi Downer joint venture partners for the provision of training services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to the Century Mine.Waanyi PBC Chairman, Alec Doomadgee, commented on the signing of the agreements:“This is an Australian first – an agreement which genuinely recognises the significant value of Indigenous Peoples. This could only happen with our trusted JV partner in Downer, where we have a genuine relationship built on enduring mutual respect. Our ability to engage in real economic development through the Waanyi Downer JV will contribute significantly to a model of self-determination for the Waanyi People.”New Century Resources Managing Director, Patrick Walta, said: “New Century looks forward to continuing our collaboration and cooperation with the Waanyi People and working with the Waanyi Downer JV.”The WDJV is Chaired by Warren Mundine, former Head of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council. Mr Mundine said: “The Waanyi people are central to this. The focus has always been, and must remain that the operation is on Waanyi country and must benefit the Waanyi People. This is why this arrangement has been so successful to date, and will continue to be, because of this focus. I’d like to think this partnership is unique and a case study for other operations around the country.”
← Previous Story Cancellation epidemic in Montenegro NT, Mladen Rakčević: “Federation destroy our dreams” Next Story → Rene Toft Hansen in THW Kiel from 2012 EHF Champions LeagueKadetten SchaffhausenMontpellier handball The first leg of the Last 16 in the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League started with a huge surprise: Swiss champions Kadetten Schaffhausen beat the favoured French team Montpellier 31:26 – and could have won with an even bigger margin. In the second match Valladolid dreamed of taking two points from Hamburg until halftime. In the end the Germans won 28:22.HSV Hamburg (GER) vs. Cuatro Rayas Valladolid (ESP) 28:22 (11:15)As expected it was a tough fight for HSV to beat Valladolid in the first leg of the Last 16. And it needed a very loud interruption of coach Martin Schwalb in the halftime break to turn the match in the second half, as the Spaniards surprisingly led 15:11 after 30 minutes. In the end the Germans take a six-goal lead to the return match in Spain next weekend. Top scorers in this high tensioned encounter were Havard Tvedten with eight goals for Valladolid and Pascal Hens and Hans Lindbergh with six goals each for HSV.The 2,610 spectators were surprised when Valladolid took an easy 3:0 lead and extended it to 7:3. First after that Hamburg seemed to wake up and reduced to 7:8 in minute 20. Later clever tactics of Valladolid coach Pastor hit Hamburg hard: Despite twice having one player on the bench due to a suspension, he substituted the goalkeeper for another field player – and Hamburg could not cope with this situation. And as goalkeeper Sierra played strongly, the Spaniards took a well-deserved 15:11 to the dressing rooms.Nothing changed in the first nine minutes after the break as Valladolid still led 19:15. But then it took only nine minutes before Hamburg was in front for the first time ever in this match. Thanks to seven straight goals the Germans did not only equalize at 19:19 but went away to 20:19 and 22:19. The game turned completely, and HSV even missed several chances to give the Spaniards an early knock-out after they had lost their pace.The game was still equal until 25:22 in minute 55, before the Germans scored three more straight goals to the final result – after Asier Antonio had received a red card after three suspensions.Statements after the match:Martin Schwalb, coach Hamburg: “This victory is only the halftime result of the Last 16. And to be honest this result isn’t a good one for us. It won’t be easier in Spain. Today we took too many wrong decisions before the break, in the second half our defence and goalkeeper Johannes Bitter paved the way to the victory. As Valladolid played really strong today, this victory doesn’t mean anything for the second leg.”Juan Carlos Pastor, coach Valladolid: “We deserved a better result. Two facts were decisive in the end: the suspensions against our team and the huge numbers of balls we lost. Now we have to focus on the return leg.”Mathias Flohr, player Hamburg: “It was quite loud in our dressing room during the break, but we were really pushed by our coach’s speech. So we were able to improve. Still this was only part one of the Last 16. The real final will be played in Valladolid.”Havard Tvedten, player Valladolid: “Having a look on the statistics you can see that we made too many mistakes, as we lost too many easy balls against a strong HSV defence. But we still have another 60 minutes to change the result.”Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI) – Montpellier Agglomeration HB (FRA) 31:26 (17:11)It was one of the biggest sensations ever in Swiss handball history: Kadetten Schaffhausen could reach the Quarterfinals of the VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League for the first time ever. Montpellier can even be lucky that they lost with a five goal difference ‘only’.Like in the last domestic matches before, Montpellier (missing Accambray, Hamed and Di Panda due to injuries) was far away from their normal form – while Schaffhausen showed their match of the year.Kadetten played out of their skins for 50 minutes – and the French team with all their World Champions stood aside. Outstanding player of the match was Kadetten goalkeeper Björgvin Gustvasson who saved 17 shots of Montpellier. Thanks to his performance Schaffhausen had the confidence that Montpellier was missing all over.After 4:4 the Kadetten engine started – and thanks to three goals after the 14:11 they took a well-deserved six goal lead into the second half. And it became even worse for Montpellier: As Schaffhausen showed a brilliant offensive performance, Montpellier became nervous, hectic and with one mistake after the next. Having no real leader on court Montpellier had to face their fate.In minute 45 it looked like a desaster for the French champion as Kadetten had extended the gap to ten goals (26:16) for the first time. This distance remained until the 29:19, then Montpellier started their late catch-up chase. Thanks to a 7:2 series they kept the hopes alive to turn the result on home ground – but will at least need a six goal victory. There is a high risk for them to be eliminated by Kadetten if they play like on Wednesday. Top scorers were Goepfert and Ursic with seven goals each for Schaffhausen and Bojinovic with six goals for Montpellier.Text from: Bjorn Pazen – eurohandball.com
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GRAMMY-WINNING RAPPER and celebrity-without-portfolio Kim Kardashian swept into Ireland for their honeymoon on Sunday — an event that relegated the election results to the inside pages in some of the tabloids yesterday.Failte Ireland say the presence of the celebrity couple could provide a tourism boost for the country. The pair have over 30 million Twitter followers between them, meaning a single photo or reference could help draw new visitors, according to the tourism body.What do you think? After all, we went to the trouble of hiring Chris Hadfield, essentially for the same purpose.Is the Kimye visit good for the economy? No. These things are always hyped up by the media. (3039) Who are these people? Why aren’t you doing a poll about Eamon Gilmore? (1655) Yes, it could be worth millions. (1942) Poll Results: I’m not sure. (542) Yes, it could be worth millions.No. These things are always hyped up by the media.I’m not sure.Who are these people? Why aren’t you doing a poll about Eamon Gilmore?Vote
The Rossoneri general director has backed coach Gennaro Gattuso and hopes his team can do well in the Italian Lega Serie AFor AC Milan general director Leonardo, his team doesn’t have to be obsessed to win the UEFA Champions League and has to focus on the Italian Lega Serie A.“For a club like Milan, of course, the objective must be to get back into the most important European competition,” Leonardo was quoted by Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We believe that we have the ideal structure in place to achieve this target, but we mustn’t make the mistake of turning it into an obsession.”“At the moment, we are three points off fourth place with a game in hand, so perfectly in line with our ambitions,” he added.“The rumors on Rino came from outside the club, and as far as we are concerned, they are to be considered unfounded. This is why we didn’t need to release a statement denying it because Rino knows he has the full faith of the club and squad.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 14, 2017 – New York – The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the conduct regulator for over 56,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, recently hosted a gathering of financial regulators, financial institutions, and FinTech firms to discuss “FinTech Innovation in Anti-money Laundering & Digital ID”. The goal for FinTech Innovate, which took place in London from 5 – 6 December 2017, was to “encourage innovation in the interest of consumers”.Domus Semo Sancus (DSS) was one of the FinTech firms that got an invitation to the gathering, and it was represented by its Chairman and CEO, E. Jay Saunders, and Head of Technical Development, Rohit Trivedi. During the two day gathering, attendees discussed how to promote innovation within current AML requirements, combining data protection with AML innovation, unlocking new technologies in AML compliance, transaction monitoring technologies, AML and digital ID considerations in Open Banking, and the FCA’s Regulatory Sandbox.Commenting on DSS’ attendance at the gathering, Saunders stated that “we would like to thank the FCA for inviting us to FCA Innovate. London is the FinTech capital of the world and it is one of two cities that we’re currently considering for our European headquarters, and so it made sense for us to attend.” He further expressed that “UK financial firms spend over US$5B per year on regulatory compliance, a market that our award-winning enhanced due diligence software SafetyNet.ai caters to, and it would be remiss of us not to seek to establish a foothold in this market, especially considering our close ties to the UK.” Related Items:
Hayabusa2 sent two Minerva rovers down to Ryugu. Rover-1A snapped this dramatic image of the asteroid in September. JAXA It’s a good thing asteroid Ryugu doesn’t have feelings. Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission has not been treating the space rock with kid gloves. It blasted the asteroid’s surface in early April with an explosives-filled copper cannonball. Now it’s finally been able to assess the damage.Hayabusa2 flew in close to Ryugu this week to examine the results of the Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) experiment. It discovered a crater where the collision went down. A before-and-after GIF shows the rearrangement of the landscape. [CRA2] Crater formation where the Small Carry-on Impactor collided with Ryugu has been confirmed! These images compare the surface before and after the SCI collision. pic.twitter.com/BZPYlHhSjs— HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) April 25, 2019 1 Comment Explore asteroid Ryugu with Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft Sci-Tech Hayabusa2 has had a full schedule of asteroid activities since it arrived at Ryugu in mid-2018. So far, it’s sent tiny rovers to explore the surface and fired a bullet at the asteroid to collect some dust and debris to bring back to Earth.The Hayabusa2 team will consider making a second touchdown on the asteroid to pick up sample material from the new crater. JAXA called the SCI project “the world’s first collision experiment with an asteroid.” It was designed to expose the asteroid’s sub-surface, and it looks like it did a fine job of that. Share your voice Tags Space 12 Photos This video shows the descent of the SCI (Small Carry-on Impactor) made from images captured at 2 second intervals just after separation from Hayabusa2 by the onboard TIR (Thermal Infrared Camera). In the background, you can see the surface of Ryugu 500m away. pic.twitter.com/O5niPDb2XI— HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) April 21, 2019 The terrain shifted across an area about 66 feet (20 meters) wide. JAXA said in a tweet it was surprised by the size of the artificial crater. Hayabusa2 will examine the spot more closely in the future.This was Hayabusa2’s first good look at its SCI work. The spacecraft had to duck out of the way to avoid any ejected material when it originally sent the cannonball packing at a speed of 4,474 miles per hour (2 kilometers per second). JAXA previously shared a GIF showing the dramatic SCI descent toward Ryugu.
Khammam: As part of their training programme, the IAS officers who are working as Assistant Collectors in various districts met Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) CMD N Sridhar at Singareni Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday.The CMD told the officers about various activities of the coal company. Sridhar explained the details of the company’s achievements during the last five years. He said SSCL not only producing and transporting the coal but also doing power generation. He said the SCCL is among the eight Maharatna companies in the country. The Company Director S ChandraSekhar explained the services and schemes implemented in the company for the workers. As part of their tour, the officers’ team had visited Srirampur coal mines last Saturday. Director N Balaram, General Manger Anthoni Raj and other officers were attended the programme.
Chinese consul general in Kolkata of West Bengal in India Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said that Myanmar and Bangladesh would benefit from the bullet train project. Photo: flickrChinese consul general in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu has said his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh, reports NDTV.With joint efforts of India and China, a high-speed rail link could be established between the two cities, Zhanwu said at a conference in Kolkata on Wednesday.“It will only take a few hours to reach Kolkata from Kunming if the rail link becomes a reality,” he asserted.The envoy also said that Myanmar and Bangladesh would benefit from the project, the report added.“We may have a cluster of industries along the route. That increases the possibility of economic development of countries involved in the 2,800 km-long project,” he maintained.The project had also found mention at the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) meet in Kunming in 2015, he said.The rail route was aimed at boosting trade flow in the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) corridor, Zhanwu said, adding that his country has been striving for the revival of Silk Route to increase connectivity from Kunming to Kolkata, the report further said.Asserting that the much-vaunted Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not a scheme designed by China to conquer the world or its neighbourhood, the consul general said the project is all about “shared benefits and development” through consultations and discussions.
In an effort to be more accessible, more transparent and more “in your face,” entrepreneurs are looking to live webcams to broadcast their business. Check out how these four companies are leveraging the power of streaming footage–and learn how you can, too.Beachwood BBQThe idea: Live snapshots in 15-minute intervals of the restaurant’s beer menusWithin a year of opening in 2006, Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, Calif., had upped its beer list significantly. But it became quite a chore for co-founders Gabriel Gordon, 31, and Lena Perelman, 32, to update the list online. The website often went untouched for weeks, Gordon says, which was bad for customers who arrived expecting a specific beer on tap.The byproduct: There are certainly no more disappointed customers, Gordon says. And in addition to increasing page hits, it’s helped boost the restaurant’s sales, too, from $635,000 in 2007 to about $1.4 million last year.The unexpected: Gordon says, “There are people on the East Coast who’ve written saying they check [the Hopcam] every day.”Lisa P. MaxwellThe idea: Live feeds (with chat capabilities) on the company’s 32 employeesAndrew Miller, 42, knew Lisa P. Maxwell’s website needed reviving to fit the Chicago creative marketing agency’s buzzworthy style. Miller says, “The sense of transparency and open honesty really appealed to me.”The byproduct: In the first month after the application went live last fall, there were about six blog posts about it daily, Miller says. The 7-year-old company works to get buzz for its clients, so it’s more convincing “to a client when we can say we’ve also done it for ourselves.”The unexpected: Miller says the innovation did present some issues, including inappropriate messages and personal chat.Sugar Hooker EntertainmentThe idea: Live, weekly TV shows onlineWhen Jerra Spence, 29, launched Sugar Hooker Entertainment in 2004, it quickly transformed into a fully integrated, multiplatform lifestyle brand for teenage girls. She says, “Instead of it being all about commerce, it ended up being all about community.” And that’s where the weekly girl culture variety show came in. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 12, 2009 40%of SMBs Plan to Add Customer reviews to their websites this year; 26% plan to incorporate video.(Source: The Kelsey Group)The byproduct: Since launching SHE TV through Stickam.com in October, the site has attracted more than 37,000 weekly viewers. “It’s grown my e-commerce sales significantly,” Spence says–to nearly $2 million last year.The unexpected: With the success of the variety show spawning others, she says, “I think it’s going to end up being an almost 24-hour entertainment channel.”DogtopiaThe idea: Real-time footage of dog day-care franchise facilitiesEver since Amy Nichols, 35, opened her first Dogtopia center in 2002, she wanted customers to be able to easily check on their pooches. “When I had to kennel my dog, I felt really guilty,” she says. So through OnlineDoggy.com, a provider of pet-care webcam systems, Nichols launched the webcam feature in 2005.The byproduct: “Customers love it, and it’s a big selling point,” Nichols says. While the system can be expensive upfront, “it only takes one [happy] customer for the franchisee to realize the value.”The unexpected: The live webcams double as security cameras and training tools. 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Register Now »