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Are Police Abusing State of Emergency?

first_imgBarely a week following the imposition of the state of emergency by President Ellen Johnson, some  poverty-stricken families, who usually depend on their children to serve as their bread-winners through petty trading, were left to encounter further hardships when some of the them (sellers) were asked to abandon their wares in the name of the state of emergency.One of such parents who reportedly encountered the wrath of law enforcement officers—a mother, Sarah Manitoe, 32, had accompanied two of her children on their selling assignments over the weekend when they reportedly experienced such actions on the part of two unidentified police officers.She told the Daily Observer that the two officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP) on patrol at the intersection of Benson/Lynch streets stopped them from selling their coconut signs in Central Monrovia.She quoted the police as telling her that they (police) were acting on the law regarding the presidential state of emergency being imposed.By that stop order from the LNP, Madam Manitoe claimed her children were forced to lie down before a half-opened grocery shop, while she sat nearby to watch over them.This allegation, the two LNP officers, who suddenly encountered the Daily Observer, vehemently denied, but they did not say what had transpired prior to the children’s being stopped from  selling. The two officers in dramatic fashion disappeared in thin air without uttering a word when they noticed that our reporter had pulled out his camera to capture the scene.Earlier, some commuters were reportedly encountering  similar difficulties while in the process of selling their wares in central Monrovia. Those reports are yet to be independently confirmed.At the same time, the ongoing state of emergency has given rise to the increment of the prices of basic commodities including rice, where a 25kg bagnprevious sold for L$1250, is being sold on the market for L$1500.In post-war Liberia, 90 percent of the population lives below US$1 daily since they earn their livelihood by petty trading.  However, President Sirleaf’s imposition of the state of the emergency last Wednesday is part of the fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that continues to take away precious lives across the country.The President announced that the nation is currently affected to the extent where the disease has now spread to eight counties — Lofa, Bong Margibi, Nimba, Bomi, Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Grand Gedeh.Liberia, the President said, is among three countries, experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the virus, the largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976.“It now poses serious risks to the health, safety, security and welfare of our nation. And beyond the public health risk, the disease is now undermining the economic stability of our country to the tone of millions of dollars in lost revenue, productivity and economic activity,” the President said. As such, and out of fear of being infected with the disease, health care practitioners are afraid to accept new patients, especially in community clinics all across the country. Consequently, President Sirleaf added that many common diseases which are especially prevalent during the rainy season, such as malaria, typhoid and common colds, are going untreated, which may lead to unnecessary and preventable deaths. Based on her concern for Liberians, the President said, her government requires extraordinary measures for the very survival of the state and for the protection of the lives of Liberians. “Therefore, and by the virtue of the powers vested in me as President of the Republic of Liberia, I, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and in keeping with Article 86(a) (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, hereby declare a State of Emergency throughout the country effective as of August 6, 2014 for a period of 90 days.”Under this State of Emergency, the President said, the government will institute extraordinary measures, including, if need be, the suspensions of certain rights and privileges.By that, the President further instructed all non-essential government staff to stay at home for 30 days, ordered the closure of schools, and authorized the fumigation of all public buildings. Markets in affected areas have been shut down and movement restricted in others.While sending children out to sell in the streets amounts to child labor, the above incident speaks to a different issue, as the officers were clearly not acting in the interest of child rights and fled the scene upon encountering a reporter. If they were simply abusing their powers, that presents a problem.There is a need to define exactly what rights and priveleges are being suspended in line with this State of Emergency, especially as far as the Armed Forces are concerned, in order to prevent the abuse of power and the state of emergency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Test your football knowledge in quiz to win some top prizes

first_imgA FOOTBALL-themed quiz is on in Letterkenny this Thursday night as part of the National Football Exhibition.Proceeds from the quiz, which takes place at 9pm in Area 7, will go to Cara House, Letterkenny. Register your team of four by clicking here – https://www.fai.ie/domestic/national-football-exhibition-donegal-table-quiz  – and payment can be made at the event.For individual registration, please email exhibition@fai.ie.Teams of four cost €35 or entry fee of €10 per person.Prizes include signed Ireland jersey, tickets for senior, U21 and women’s national team games The free Exhibition, on show at the Regional Cultural Centre, which has attractions for all ages, welcomed a wide variety of visitors to date and has proved a hit for school groups and family outings.Anyone who visits the exhibition and signs the online visitors book will be in with a chance of winning some top prizes.The National Football Exhibition App which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play Store has a supplementary audio guide available in English or Irish, which gives visitors an extended insight into some of the items on display.The exhibition features some superb items of local interest, as well as Irish football memorabilia and European Championships history. The exhibition is part of a celebration of Euro 2020 coming to Ireland in June of next year.Donegal is the fifth of seven venues outside of Dublin hosting the National Football Exhibition and the exhibition runs until Sunday.Test your football knowledge in quiz to win some top prizes was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Congress leaders welcome Priyanka, Shiv Sena downplays dynasty angle

first_imgMaharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan on Wednesday welcomed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s official entry into politics saying her appointment as a general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) signals the arrival of good times for the party in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress on Wednesday morning announced the appointment of Ms Gandhi-Vadra as general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh East. She would take charge of the new assignment in the first week of February.“Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is a good administrator and experienced leader,” said Mr. Chavan, while referring to her role in handling parliamentary constituencies of Raebarelli and Amethi over the last few years.He said Ms Vadra’s contribution was also instrumental in Congress’s successive victories in the two seats held presently by former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “We are happy Priyanka has been given a wider responsibility in Uttar Pradesh politics. It is a heartening moment for all Congress workers. Under her able leadership, Congress will definitely register an outstanding victory in U.P.,” he said.Mumbai city unit Congress president and former Lok Sabha MP Sanjay Nirupam said Ms Vadra’s entry into politics will “strengthen” the hands of Rahul Gandhi.“Great decision by Hon Congress President @RahulGandhi to appoint Priyanka ji and @JM_Scindia as general secretary in charge UP east and west. It will strengthen the hands of CP (Congress President). Congratulations to both of them,” he tweeted.Former minister and sitting MLA Naseem Khan said this will boost the morale of Congress workers. “Lakhs of Congress workers and office-bearers have been demanding that Priyanka be brought into active politics. She is a good orator and her active participation in the party affairs will further boost the image of Congressand bring the party back in power after LS polls,” he said.Opposition Shiv Sena said that every individual has a right to enter politics and every party can chose its leader. “Ultimately people decide who will win. It doesn’t matter whether it is a dynasty or not. People are supreme in an election,” said Sena Lok Sabha MP Arvind Sawant. Congress ally, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said her entry will enthuse party workers. NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said Congress will reap “special benefits” in Uttar Pradesh.“The SP-BSP alliance will not be affected much because they have a fixed vote bank of Yadavs, Dalits and Muslims. However, her (Priyanka’s) clout will charge up the party workers,” he said.last_img read more

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1st Test: Williamson, Latham dominate on rain-curtailed Day 2

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE updates from day two of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. (Live Scorecard)Take a look at the revised session timings for the remainder of the Paytm First Test match. Play to start at 9.15 AM IST pic.twitter.com/AjbKw1Zeiw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2016UPDATE – Day 2 play has been called off at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201615.58 IST: STUMPS! Play has been called off for the day due to wet outfield. It will be an early start tomorrow, with play to begin at 9.15 AM. 98 overs are scheduled to be bowled on Day 3. New Zealand 152/1, trail by 166 runsUPDATE – Umpires to inspect the field at 3.45 PM IST BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201615.30 IST: There’s some positive news as the rain have stopped pouring down. The groundstaff are already on it and trying to dry up the water on the field. Slowly the covers are being peeled off. The umpires will make their next inspection at 1545 IST. Rain delays the start of play in the final session of Day 2. More updates on the same soon @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/9Z4OcK1DRw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201614.34 IST: Start of the post tea session is delayed due to rain. The entire ground is under covers now. Rain is not even hinting of slowing down and the ground remains fully covered. Whereas the light has gone from bad to worse. The chances of seeing some cricketing action late in the day seems slimmer and slimmer.advertisement14.14 IST: TEA! That’s the end of second session and it has gone New Zealand’s way. Both Kane Williamson and Tom Latham brought up their fifties. They played with calmness and confidence, sweeping the spinners, using their feet and putting bad ball away whenever required. The duo has added 117 runs to their second-wicket partnership. New Zealand 152/1, trail by 166 runs 14.02 IST: It has started to drizzle in Kanpur, just 10 minutes before tea break. New Zealand 146/1 Close call! Tom Latham survives after the ball hits the grille of KL Rahuls helmet at short leg Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/fCUSIEUJFk BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201613.41 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Latham and Williamson have now added over 100 runs in their partnership for the second wicket. This stand has certainly put India under pressure. New Zealand 135/1 13.33 IST: FIFTY! Tom Latham and Kane Williamson complete their 8th and 23rd fifties respectively. The duo has been outstanding. New Zealand 130/113.29 IST: Tom Latham survives. It was a tossed up delivery by Jadeja around middle and off, Latham goes for the sweep but gets it from the inner half of his bat to his boots and it lobs up towards Rahul at short leg. Rahul juggles the ball and the ball strikes the grille off his helmet in the process. So according to the rule, it can’t be ruled out because it hit the grille. New Zealand 127/1Both Kane Williamson & Tom Latham made their Test debuts v India,the former made a 100, while later a duck!#IndvNZ#500thTest#India500 Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 23, 201613.11 IST: Virat Kohli brings off-spinner Murali Vijay into the attack. New Zealand 114/113.03 IST: CLOSE SHAVE! Kane Williamson survives a hit-wicket chance. Ashwin bowls a tossed up outside off, spins in and Williamson presses forward to block but gets hit on the helmet and the back flap of his helmet flies off and falls just wide of the stumps. Close shave for Williamson. It would have been one of the most weird ways to get out. 12.57 IST: Ashwin and Jadeja have made to work hard under overcast conditions in Kanpur. 12.34 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Tom Latham and Kane Williamson have been involved in an important fifty-plus stand. New Zealand 85/1 after 26 oversTom Latham in action (Reuters Photo) Williamson with the shot of day two. Shami over pitches & he’s dispatched back past him with the off drive. 80/1 #sumptuous #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Players back on field for the 2nd session. Latham 25 and Williamson 21 resuming for NZ at 71/1, trail by 247. #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Take a look at the match summary at Lunch on Day 2 of @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/WdmSd9w1Mw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201611.31 IST: LUNCH! That’s the end of first session on Day 2. After Jadeja heroics lifted India to 318, New Zealand started well to put 71 on board for the loss of one wicket. They just had one loss in Martin Guptill, who fell to Umesh Yadav after an aggressive start. After that, Tom Latham with his skipper Kane Williamson saw off the rest of the session without much hiccups. The disappointment for the home side will be the bowling of Ashwin, who looked unsettled in the middle due to the clever batting by the tourists’ skipper. India showed a poor effort in the field with more than a couple of misfields leaking away some runs.advertisementNew Zealand will now want Williamson and Latham, who look settled to play a long innings as they have the patience to play it. Kohli would want his bowlers as well as his fielders to step up their performances.Umesh Yadav celebrates with teammates (AP Photo)50 on the board for the loss of 1. Latham 17 and Williamson 7. Deficit is 268. Spinner Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Williamson into his work early, sweeping and flicking Ashwin to the leg side. Field changes. Jadeja back on at other end. 45/1, 13 overs ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Ashwin replaces Jadeja. Latham gets off strike. Williamson has joined him after wicket of Guptill. Not a lot of turn yet. 36/1 #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.47 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav gets the first breakthrough as he traps Martin Guptill leg before for 21. Good length delivery, shaping in. Guptill tries to flick it but misses the line completely and the ball thuds into his front pad. The Indians appeal in unison and the umpire has no hesitation in ruling that out. It looked quite adjacent to the naked eye and seemed to be hitting the leg stump. New Zealand 35/1 Solid start from the openers. 24/0 after 6 overs. Guptill 15 & Latham 9. Spin already on in Jadeja #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.21 IST: Change of ends for Shami. He now replaces Umesh Yadav in the fourth over. New Zealand 13/0 vs India 31810.17 IST: Virat Kohli makes a surprise move as he brings in Ravindra Jadeja in the third over. New Zealand 11/0 vs India 318 Guptill gets off the mark with a nice cover drive, before Latham crashes one to the point fence. 5/0, after 1st over #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Shami gets us underway, bowling to Guptill. Latham at the other end. 318 on the board. Here we go! #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Wagner’s final wicket sees him finish with 2-42, Boult 3-67, Santner 3-94, Sodhi 1-50, Craig 1-59 from 24 overs! #wellbowled #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.00 IST: That’s it! Ravindra Jadeja played an important role with his breezy 42 not out off 44 balls to help India post 318 in their first innings. Umesh Yadav was the last man to fall for 9 off Wagner. The 41-run stand for the last wicket took India to a decent total. This morning, the visitors started with Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult who were taken to all parts by Jadeja, taking his team to a 300 par score.Jadeja in action (Reuters Photo)The Indian top order gave them a good start and were 154/1 at one stage. After that, the Kiwis made a strong comeback, running through the Indian middle order and restricting the further damage and would be happy with their overall bowling performance. Kohli too would be pleased with this total and would hope his bowlers work their magic on the visitors.advertisement09.47 IST: Jadeja has been on an attacking mode at the moment. This time he steps out to hit Santner for a huge six over long on. India 312/9 after 95 overs09.40 IST: Jadeja brings up India’s 300 with a single towards long on. India 300/9 after 93 overs 09.33 IST: Ravindra Jadeja goes down the track and hits Santner over the infield for four towards long off. India 295/9 09.28 IST: Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav are out in the middle as Day 2 action begins. Mitchell Santner starts Day 2 proceedings. India 291/9 vs New Zealand Ross Taylor getting ready for the BLACKCAPS first innings. Can expect to see a bit of spin! #indvnz ^CE pic.twitter.com/yBNFUVvmEx BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016No surprises – hot and humid in Kanpur for day two. India to resume shortly at 291-9 #indvnz ^CE BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201609.04 IST: Zaheer Khan: Few spots there with the NZ left-armer’s footmarks. Ashwin will be happy with those. Boult though has created a nice patch for Ashwin to use. He may have done India some favour. Day 2 #INDvNZ @Paytm Test Cricket pic.twitter.com/JbHgLRlDJY BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2016VIDEO: Watch the 100-run stand between @mvj888 & @cheteshwar1 for 2nd wicket on Day 1 https://t.co/n6dm16nqoQ @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ BCCI (@BCCI) September 22, 2016Day 1 report: India faltered after a solid start to their first innings as New Zealand banked on a strong bowling performance to grab the upper hand on the opening day in Kanpur.Electing to bat after winning the toss, the Indians had a promising start to their innings, doing well in the pre-lunch session. But the Kiwi bowlers hit back, claiming eight wickets in the next two sessions for the hosts to finish the day at 291/9.In the historic 500th Test match for India, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were at the crease at the close of play on 16 and eight runs, respectively.For New Zealand, pacer Trent Boult (3/57) and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner (3/77) picked up three wickets each while Neil Wagner (1/42), Mark Craig (1/59) and legspinner Ish Sodhi (1/50) chipped in with a wicket apiece.Most of the Indian batsmen fell to poor shots after misreading the turn or bounce of the ball rather than any top quality bowling by the visitors.The hosts are playing with six batsmen, two fast bowlers and two spinners while the visiting New Zealand have gone with three spinners and two fast bowlers.India have played 14 Tests under Kohli’s captaincy so far, winning 10 of them. The hosts will be eager to register their 11th win under Kohli and make the historic 500th Test a memorable one for cricket lovers in the country.last_img read more

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30 years in the making Hillcrest Promenade Project passes

first_img30 years in the making, Hillcrest Promenade Project passes Posted: March 5, 2019 Ashlie Rodriguez, Ashlie Rodriguez March 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They’ve been asking for a public gathering space for three decades, and tonight was the last vote Hillcrest residents needed to make their long-awaited goal a reality on Normal Street.Hillcrest, a hub for hot new restaurants, a bustling farmers market, and San Diego’s Pride Festival, attracts hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists year round.All the business has made it a bit cramped, along with limited meter parking, but it seems all those quarters may have lead to change.1.8 million dollars will redesign Normal Street, allowing the farmers market and pride festival to expand. There will also be a bike lane and pride plaza expansion, with 60 additional parking spaces, full-time security, and a special events program.They say adding these features will give eastern Hillcrest the first transit-oriented pedestrian promenade in San Diego.After waiting hours Tuesday night to find out the results, residents were overjoyed their fight finally coming to fruition. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Three more flu deaths brings death toll to 67 flu cases decline

first_imgThree more flu deaths brings death toll to 67, flu cases decline KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:35 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 25, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials reported three more flu-related deaths today, while confirming that overall flu cases continue to fall.The three residents who died last week ranged in age from 55 to 96 and had additional medical issues. The three deaths bring the county’s flu season death toll to 67 through April 20, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency. The county recorded 341 flu deaths at this point last season.The county also confirmed 171 flu cases last week, which is down from a revised total of 243 cases the previous week. Countywide confirmed flu cases have now fallen for four consecutive weeks.The county has confirmed 9,174 flu cases to date this season compared to 20,640 at this point last flu season.“While the number of flu cases continues to drop, influenza is still making San Diegans sick,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public healthofficer. “People should continue getting vaccinated and taking other preventative measures to avoid getting the flu.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially in demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers.Residents also can call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.com, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 25, 2019last_img read more

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S Koreans in North for family reunions

first_imgSouth Korean participants for a reunion arrive at the South’s CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the DMZ in Goseong, South Korea on 20 August. Photo: ReutersDozens of elderly and frail South Koreans gathered excitedly Sunday on the eve of their first meeting for nearly seven decades with family members in North Korea.The three-day reunion-the first for three years-begins Monday at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, following a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.Millions of people were swept apart by the 1950-53 Korean War, which divided brothers and sisters, parents and children and husband and wives and perpetuated the division of the peninsula.Among them was Lee Keum-seom, now a tiny and frail 92. She was waiting to see her son for the first time since she left him behind in the turmoil of war.She lost her husband and four-year-old son as their family fled, and boarded a ferry headed for the South with only her infant daughter-who was accompanying her to the reunion.The son is now 71 and Lee has been told that he will bring his daughter-in-law to the meeting.“I don’t know what I’m feeling, whether it’s good or bad,” Lee told AFP. “I don’t know if this is real or a dream.”She raised seven children after remarrying in South Korea but always worried about the son she left in the North. Now there are many questions to ask.“Where he lived, who he lived with and who raised him-because he was only four,” she said.Because the conflict ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, the two Koreas have remained technically at war. All civilian exchanges-even mundane family news-are banned.Time running outSince 2000 the two nations have held 20 rounds of reunions but time is running out for many ageing family members.More than 130,000 Southerners have signed up for a reunion since the events began but most of them have since died. Most of those still waiting are over 80 and the oldest participant this year is 101.With a few people dropping out at the last minute for health reasons, 89 elderly South Koreans-accompanied by relatives-gathered in Sokcho city on South Korea’s northeast coast to spend the night before heading to the heavily-fortified border that has taken them decades to cross.On the eve of the reunion, the hallways of the resort where the families are staying were silent, interrupted only by the knocking of doctors conducting last minute health check-ups of the frail attendees.Many, tired from the day’s journey to Sokcho and the anticipation over their reunion with their loved ones for the first time in decades, have taken to bed early.Lee Keum-seom is one of the few parents reuniting with a child.Some of those selected for this year’s reunions gave up after learning that their parents or siblings had died and that they could only meet more distant relatives whom they had never seen before.But Lee Kwan-joo, 93, said he would meet his nephew and niece to get a sense of the life that his parents and six siblings had led in the North before they died.Lee in 1945 went to school in Seoul, away from his family in Pyongyang, and the war made the separation permanent.“I was delighted to hear about my nephew and niece, even though I don’t even know their faces,” Lee said. “I just want to ask them how my brothers, sisters and parents passed away.”Horrible thoughtsAll his life, Jung Han-cheol worried that his older brother was shot dead trying to escape from the North Korean army after he was dragged to the battle field in 1951.The 84-year-old recalled helping his brother, Han Sik, hide in a closet from the North’s forces-a badly failed attempt that divided the brothers for life.“I had a lot of horrible thoughts,” Jung told AFP. “But now I know that he led a life in North Korea, that he had children.”Thinking that his brother might come home, Jung has lived in the same house for decades and left Han Sik on their family registry.He laments that his turn to attend the reunions came a little too late but added he had a chance to connect with Han Sik through his children, whom he has never met.“I won’t recognise them,” he said. “Because I can’t recognise them, I won’t accept them without pictures.”Over the next three days, the participants will spend only about 11 hours-mostly under the watchful eyes of North Korean agents-with their relatives in the North.And on Wednesday the families will be separated once again-in all likelihood for a final time.Families at previous reunions have often found it a bitter-sweet experience. Some complained about the short time they were allowed to spend together.Others lamented the ideological gap between them after decades spent apartlast_img read more

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Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Ray Tomlinson, the man credited with founding email, has passed away at the age of 74, according to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald. According to the report, Tomlinson died of a heart attack.Tomlinson was a part a team of computer programmers at research and design company Bolt Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies) in Cambridge, Mass., and had begun experimenting with internal messaging in 1971. Tomlinson had an idea to send a text message between computers using a new network (and a predeccesor to the Internet) called Arpanet, routing it using an “@” symbol.He recalled the first email sent in an interview with NPR from 2009: “The keyboards were about 10 feet apart … I could wheel my chair from one to the other and type a message on one, and then go to the other, and then see what I had tried to send.”By the 1980s government and military personnel were actively using the system. And by the 1990s email had become one of two pillars of the budding consumer Internet, alongside the World Wide Web.Tomlinson was subsequently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.Tomlinson told NPR that he had a feeling that what he had discovered with the “@” symbol would have some impact.“What I didn’t imagine was how quickly that would happen,” he said. March 7, 2016 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Monday

first_imgHORSE RACING2.30 WorcesterWadswick Court 4/1 > 2/16.05 WindsorForever Yours 9/1 > 5/16.25 RoscommonInitially 11/2 > 7/2BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Monday 10 Julylast_img

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