India vs Australia: India look to close in on No.1 England in ICC ODI Rankings

first_imgVirat Kohli and his pace ace Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the individual charts and India could reach within one point of leaders England in the ICC ODI team rankings, provided they win their next eight matches.India, who play three matches against Australia and five against New Zealand, could reach 125 points and within one point of England if they are able to win all eight matches while Pakistan need to beat South Africa 5-0 in order to overtake them.England lead the table with 126 points while India are currently placed second with 121 points.Kohli (1) and Rohit Sharma (2) maintained their positions in the batting list, and Bumrah also remained way ahead in the bowling rankings ahead of Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and his India teammate Kuldeep Yadav, who was placed third.Among other Indians, the rankings charts also included batsman Shikhar Dhawan (9) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who was placed joint sixth with Adil Rashid of England.Players from other teams also made movements.New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Lachlan Ferguson have moved up after creditable performances during a 3-0 sweep over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended on Tuesday.The two are now in joint-31st position after Sodhi’s eight wickets in the series helped him climb up 26 slots and Ferguson’s seven wickets lifted him 12 places to a career-best position in the list led by India fast bowler Bumrah.Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga is another bowler to gain in the latest update, moving up three places to take 46th spot after finishing with seven scalps in the series.advertisementAmong international batsmen, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill have retained their third and 14th positions after scoring 281 and 153 runs, respectively, while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has dropped out of the top-10 to 11th position.Henry Nicholls has gained 21 places to take 59th position while Colin Munro has moved up from 58th to 56th.Niroshan Dickwella (up one place to 26th), Thisara Perera (up 22 places to 65th), Kusal Perera (up seven places to 66th) and Danushka Gunathilaka (up 11 places to 82nd) are the batsmen to gain from the Sri Lanka side.In the ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand have retained third position after blanking the opposition. They have gained one point to move up to 113 while Sri Lanka remain in eighth position but have lost one point to drop to 78 points.Meanwhile, more sides will be looking to move up the rankings while also preparing for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, with 13 matches scheduled in a period of just over three weeks.India get a chance to close the gap with table leaders England, and South Africa of moving up from their fourth position.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s humility off the field is a sign of greatness: Glenn McGrathAlso Read | So cute! Jasprit Bumrah bowled over by Aussie kid imitating his actionAlso Read | India outsmarted Australia tactically thanks to Virat Kohli: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

New Panama Canal to Level US Playing Field

first_imgzoom Following the USD 5 billion Panama Canal expansion in 2016, up to 10 percent of container traffic to the US from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to new research conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson. In 2014, about 35 percent of container traffic from East Asia to the US arrived at East Coast ports. According to the report, current growth trends would push that share to 40 percent by 2020 without the canal’s expansion. But with the canal expansion in place, the East Coast’s share could reach 50 percent — a 10 percent increase in market share.Rerouting that volume is equivalent to building a port roughly double the size of the ports in Savannah and Charleston.The findings are being released today in a report titled ”Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Is Redrawing the Logistics Map.”With global container flows rising, West Coast ports will still handle more traffic than they do today, but they will experience lower growth rates and their market share will likely fall, the researchers suggest.The canal’s expansion will permit post-Panamax container ships — which have two to three times the capacity of current vessels — to reach the East Coast.Those ports will then become more cost competitive because it is cheaper to move cargo by water than over land, as is currently the case. West Coast ports, however, will remain the destination of choice for shippers who need to use the fastest routes possible, the research suggests.After the Panama Canal expands, the battleground region in which East and West Coast ports compete for customers will likely grow and shift several hundred miles west toward Chicago and Memphis, encompassing a region that accounts for about 15 percent of US GDP.“With the Panama Canal’s expansion, shippers will have more options and carriers will compete to provide those options,” said Peter Ulrich, a BCG partner and the leader of the firm’s transportation and logistics topic area in North America. “Rail, truck, and ocean carriers will all have to reconsider their routing and investment decisions. And shippers will need to make fundamental choices, such as where to locate distribution centers and how to segregate their cargo heading for the heartland.”Under all scenarios analyzed within the report, all major US ports will have greater container traffic in 2020 than they do today. But the largest of the West Coast ports, the Los Angeles-Long Beach complex, will handle less traffic than if the expansion were not to occur. That complex will likely experience growth at an average rate of 5 to 10 percent per year through 2020, compared with double-digit growth rates at some East Coast ports.On the East Coast, the New York-New Jersey port complex and the Southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston are well positioned to gain traffic by virtue of their relative proximity to the battleground region and attractive rail routes to major markets. As the East Coast’s largest ports, they are also likely to be on the routes of the post-Panamax vessels, which tend to make fewer, longer stops than smaller vessels.“Companies accustomed to shipping to the West Coast and relying on relatively fast rail service to cover most of the country will need to take a much more segmented and dynamic approach,” said Sri Laxmana, the director of ocean services at C.H. Robinson.“When time is of the essence, that routing may continue to make sense. But for other products, the savings of shipping through the Panama Canal will likely outweigh the extra time in transit.”last_img read more

Irish Continental Group Offloads Ferry Oldie

first_imgzoom Ireland’s maritime transportation group Irish Continental Group (ICG) revealed it has sold the passenger ferry Kaitaki to New Zealand-based ferry operator Kiwi Rail.The 22,365 gross ton ship, sold for EUR 45 million (USD 50.1 million), has been delivered to its new owner, according to ICG.Previously known as Isle of Innisfree, Pride of Cherbourg and Stena Challenger, the 180-meter-long vessel is able to accommodate 1,650 passengers, 600 cars and 108 trucks.Earlier this month, ICG entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the sale of the ferry.“The Kaitaki which was commissioned by and delivered to ICG in 1995 became surplus to ICG’s operational requirements following delivery of our cruise ferry Ulysses in 2001. Kaitaki has been on charter outside the group since 2002, most recently to the buyers KiwiRail who operate the vessel in New Zealand,” ICG said on May 17.As disclosed, the proceeds from the sale will be used for ICG’s general corporate purposes.last_img read more

Six entreprises néoécossaises reçoivent du financement sous forme de bons

first_imgSix entreprises manufacturières de la province continueront de collaborer avec les universités pour améliorer leurs produits et leurs opérations grâce à l’expansion d’un programme provincial. Le Programme accéléré de bons pour la productivité et l’innovation offre aux entreprises ayant déjà reçu des bons une somme de 25 000 $ pour avoir accès aux connaissances d’experts des universités et des collèges afin d’augmenter davantage leur productivité et leur innovation. Les bons serviront à explorer de nouvelles perspectives d’affaires, à améliorer les produits actuels et à perfectionner les opérations. « Nous demeurons engagés à trouver de nouvelles façons d’appuyer la croissance et l’innovation des entreprises néo-écossaises par le biais du plan ‘des emplois ICI’, a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. Ces entreprises ont connu beaucoup de succès grâce aux bons initiaux qu’ils ont reçus. Nous les aidons maintenant à devenir plus productives, novatrices et concurrentielles grâce à ce nouveau programme pilote. » L’une des entreprises récipiendaires est Stack-A-Buoy Marine Products Inc., basée à Arichat, dans le comté de Richmond. L’entreprise se spécialise dans l’innovation, la fabrication, la distribution, la vente et l’exportation des produits de flottaison et des accessoires connexes. Son premier produit est une bouée marine empilable brevetée. L’entreprise collaborera avec l’Université Dalhousie pour améliorer le processus de production. Le produit de cette entreprise permet aux pêcheurs de homard d’économiser 30 pour 100 d’espace d’entreposage, ce qui est considérable du point de vue économique et du point de vue de la sécurité. À l’heure actuelle, le produit est mis en marché au Canada atlantique et aux États-Unis. « Le Programme accéléré de bons pour la productivité et l’innovation nous a aidé à relever les nombreux défis auxquels doivent faire face les entreprises en démarrage, a dit Blair Gotell, directeur général. Le programme accéléré nous permettra d’intégrer la nouvelle technologie de soudage et de chauffage infrarouge dans le système d’assemblage, ce qui permettra d’améliorer la productivité et d’assurer un meilleur contrôle de la qualité. » Une autre entreprise basée à Arichat, SRD International Ltd., pratique la pêche au crabe des neiges et vise à développer des marchés outre-mer. L’entreprise travaillera de concert avec l’Université Sainte-Anne pour poursuivre le travail technique et scientifique entamé grâce au bon initial. Aquashell Holdings Inc., basée à Wallace, dans le comté de Cumberland, collaborera avec le Collège d’agriculture de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour faire avancer un projet visant à améliorer le processus de développement d’un produit biologique, fabriqué à partir des carapaces de homard, qui peut contrôler les maladies végétales. Biogas Energy Inc. d’Halifax combine la production d’énergie avec la gestion des déchets. L’entreprise travaillera avec l’Université Mount Saint Vincent pour développer ses perspectives d’affaires afin d’intégrer les déchets dérivés du bois, qui posent certains problèmes, à la production de biogaz. Sunrise Foods, une entreprise de Dartmouth, vend des produits de grignotage à l’échelle du Canada. L’entreprise travaillera avec l’Université Dalhousie pour améliorer sa productivité au niveau des processus de production. Uplift Technologies Inc., également de Dartmouth, développe, fabrique et distribue des appareils qui aident les gens à demeurer actifs et indépendants dans leur propre maison. L’entreprise travaillera avec le Nova Scotia College of Art and Design et l’Université Dalhousie afin de poursuivre le développement du produit en vue de la prochaine phase de reformulation de ses sièges catapulteurs portatifs. « L’Université Dalhousie travaille régulièrement avec plusieurs entreprises du secteur privé dans la province, a dit Stephen Hartlen, vice-président adjoint des relations avec l’industrie, Université Dalhousie. Nous sommes très intéressés à trouver des façons d’aider ces entreprises à être plus productives et à créer de nouveaux produits, services et processus afin de pouvoir être plus concurrentielles sur le marché international. »last_img read more

Former chief of state security in Serbia transferred to UN tribunal

Jovica Stanisic, charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility, faces four counts of crimes against humanity and one count of violations of the laws or customs of war, and he will make his initial appearance at the Tribunal on Friday.The indictment against Mr. Stanisic, charged along with Franko Simatovic, was confirmed on 1 May. According to the indictment, Mr. Stanisic was de facto Chief of the State Security Services (the “DB”) in the Republic of Serbia throughout 1991 until his formal appointment from 31 December 1991 to 27 October 1998.It is alleged that from no later than May 1991, secret, unauthorized units were established by or with the assistance of the Serbian DB for the purpose of undertaking special military operations in the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.In the indictment, Mr. Stanisic and Mr. Simatovic are accused of participating in a joint criminal enterprise, the objective of which was the forcible and permanent removal of the majority of non-Serbs, principally Croats, Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats, from large areas of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This joint criminal enterprise was in existence no later than 1 August 1991 and continued until at least 31 December 1995.According to the indictment, Mr. Stanisic, acting individually and/or in concert with other members of the joint criminal enterprise, participated in the joint criminal enterprise by forming, financing, supplying and supporting special units of the Republic of Serbia DB.They allegedly ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted the planning, preparation or execution of persecutions of Croats, Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats and other non-Serbs. read more

Hasanefendic fired from Gummersbach

← Previous Story Hassan Moustafa victim of racism and jealousy?! Next Story → Women’s WC 2011 in Brasil Prediction: Russia runs for Gold! Sead Hasanefendic is no longer the coach of Gummersbach. Despite winning three European trophies in the past three seasons, the club decided to terminate the contract with Hasanefendic even before the expiration of the contract next summer. The defeat against Bergischer with 31:29 was too much for the board of directors, and now the club finds themself as serious candidates for relegation if they don’t better their performances. The club will be lead bz Emir Kurtagic in the upcoming period, and from next summer the coach will be Huttenberg’s current, Jan Goor. read more

World pushes for IsraelPalestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza

first_imgUN CHIEF BAN Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo today in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after two weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.Many of those killed in the relentless Israeli campaign of shelling and airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, in its 15th day, were women and children. On the Israeli side 27 soldiers and two civilians have died.World powers have urged Hamas to accept an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and stop raining rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, demands it has so far resisted.“Only Hamas now needs to make the decision to spare innocent civilians from this violence,” Kerry said, and UN chief Ban Ki-moon appealed for the violence to “stop now”.Kerry, who arrived in Cairo to try and intensify truce efforts, pledged $47 million in humanitarian aid for the battered Gaza Strip.Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi too urged Hamas to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the fighting it had turned down last week.Kerry plans to hold his meetings with the Egyptian leadership including President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Palestinian medics treat a wounded boy following an Israeli air strike on a family house, at a treatment room of al Najar hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHowever US officials acknowledge that the truce efforts could prove trickier than in the past as Egypt — long the key regional broker — had little leverage with Hamas after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.The top US diplomat defended ally Israel’s right to strike against Hamas militants, but voiced concern over the massive civilian violence.“We are deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel’s appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself,” he told reporters as he met with the UN chief, urging Hamas to accept the Egyptian-proposed ceasefire.Ban said Hamas “should immediately stop firing rockets,” adding that while he understood Israel’s military response, “there is a proportionality and … most of the death toll (has been) Palestinian people.”583 deadA series of Israeli air strikes early Tuesday killed seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza.Qudra said a strike on Deir el-Balah in central Gaza killed five family members, four of them women.Another person was killed in a strike in nearby Nusseirat, and one more died in the southern city of Khan Yunis.- © AFP, 2014Read: UN Security Council calls for “immediate truce” in Gaza >Read: “It’s a massacre” – This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far >last_img read more

99yearold unsafe bridge closed in Kent

first_imgKENT — King County is closing a 99-year-old bridge over the Green River in Kent on Wednesday.The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports the bridge will be demolished in August.Engineering inspections found the bridge is structurally deficient and prone to fractures. It carried 2,500 vehicles a day.The county expects to close nearly 35 unsafe bridges over the next 25 years.last_img

Consumer Magazines Notch Another Quarter of Ad Page Growth

first_imgSEE ALSO: Auto Advertising Racing BackAs the economy continues to rebound so does consumer magazine advertising. During the third quarter, advertising pages grew 3.6 percent to 40,387.55 pages, according to the most recent Publishers Information Bureau figures, which were released today. Estimated ad revenues jumped 5.3 percent to $4.78 billion.Through the first nine months of the year, however, ad pages slipped 1.6 percent compared to the same period last year. During the first quarter of 2010, ad pages fell 9.4 percent. Pages inched upward by 0.8 percent during the second quarter.During the third quarter, 136 magazines reported ad pages gains, compared to just 25 during the same period in 2009, PIB says. Year-to-date, the biggest ad page gainers are the Food Network Magazine (+278.5 percent), Destination Weddings & Honeymoons (+69.3), People Style Watch (+57.6), Martha Stewart Weddings (+57.1) and Boy’s Life (+56). The biggest decliners, according to PIB, are: Skiing (-57.8 percent), Sports Illustrated Kids (-49.7 percent), Wakeboarding (-36.1), Caribbean Travel & Life (-34.4) and Ski (-33.5).Of the 12 ad categories tracked by PIB, a third of them reported ad page declines during the third quarter (Direct Response Companies; Public Transportation, Hotels & Resorts; Financial, Insurance & Real Estate; and Home Furnishings & Supplies). Reporting the biggest increase during the period was the Automotive category, which jumped 43 percent to 2,606.78 pages.last_img read more

G20 leaders wary of trade war

first_imgOsaka: Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Friday expressed concern over an escalating trade war between the US and China, calling it a serious downside risk to the global economy, along with geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. On the first day of their two-day summit in Osaka, the world leaders assessed the status of the global economy while scepticism persists over whether they can jointly uphold the rules-based, multilateral trading system. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hosting the summit, faces the task of projecting a united G-20 front despite disagreements over contentious issues such as trade and climate change. Abe said during a working lunch that a free and open economy was the foundation for peace and prosperity. He added that the moment was right for issuing a strong message in favour of maintaining and strengthening a free, just and non-discriminatory trade system. The trade war between Washington and Beijing started in 2018 and has affected the global economy as well as having periodic repercussions on stock markets. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “Concerns were expressed by many countries about heightened trade tensions,” a senior Japanese government official said, adding that the G-20 shared the need to promote global growth at a time of downside risks. The G-20 dropped its signature pledge to fight protectionism in the 2018 meeting in Argentina as US President Donald Trump pushed his “America First” agenda and shied away from multilateral arrangements. “We should send out a strong message,” Abe said as he opened this year’s G-20 leaders’ discussions. Advertise With Us The Japanese Premier said he was “deeply concerned” about the current global trade situation, saying restrictive measures will not benefit any country, in an apparent reference to tit-for-tat tariff hikes by the US and China. At the summit that will also address environmental issues, the G-20 leaders are expected to agree to end the discharge of plastic waste in the world’s oceans by 2050, Kyodo reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaking in the western Japan city, said that it will be “very difficult to have a breakthrough in relation to some of the most difficult challenges that the international community is facing”. Other heads of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, as well as nearly 10 invited countries including Singapore and Thailand, are also participating in the summit. Bilateral talks scheduled for Saturday between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have already gripped the G-20 as the tariff battle between the world’s two largest economies threatened to darken the economic outlook given the integrated nature of global supply chains. Rising tensions in the Middle East amid a US-Iran standoff over the landmark 2015 nuclear deal have also become a concern for the world economy and sent oil prices higher. In Friday’s session, the G-20 leaders agreed on the “urgency and importance” of reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO), seen as a symbol of multilateral free trade. Under the WTO, launched in 1995, countries negotiate trade rules. It also provides a dispute settlement mechanism. The US has taken aim at the WTO’s failure to enforce its rules on China, blocking appointments to its appellate body. “We are working closely with the US and Japan as well as China and others on reforming the WTO and creating a level playing field,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.last_img read more

Discrepancies in wage structure

first_imgPolice use water cannons to disperse the agitating garments workers demanding wage hike at Savar bus stand Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasBefore the implementation of the new wage structure for the garment sector workers in December 2018, a senior operator would receive a total wage of Tk 5,204. But, now his wage has actually been scaled down to Tk 5,160, which is Tk 44 less than before.This disparity occurred as the owners overlooked the fact that many of the workers’ basic wages annually increased by five per cent over the last five years, while negotiating with the wage board.The basic pay for the senior operator was Tk 4,075.The minimum monthly wage for the seventh (lowest) grade increased by 51 per cent to Tk 8,000 from Tk 5,300 fixed in the 2013 wage structure. The pay of the majority of workers, who are working in the third, fourth and fifth grades, has increased by 41, 44 and 46.55 per cent respectively. The rate of increase for these positions in the previous wage structure of 2013 were between 61 to 70 per cent.The total wage for the senior workers has not increased even by half that of the lower grade workers.The labour and employment ministry issued a gazette notification on 25 November, fixing the minimum wage. This was implemented from December and the workers started to receive this wage from January.Despite this disparity in paying the RMG (readymade garments) workers’ wages, the RMG owners have managed to use the pay hike to elicit benefits and advantages from the government. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has reduced the tax at the source on the exports of apparels from 60 per cent to 25 per cent. This tax was 70 per cent in last fiscal.The irate workers from several factories of Narayanganj and Gazipur took to the streets demanding higher wages in the first week of December.Though the agitation was primarily contained by certain BGMEA leaders and trade unions, on Sunday the agitation of factory workers from Uttara in Dhaka spread over the following days.A committee was formed comprising owners, workers and government representatives on Tuesday. Despite this, workers from 70 factories including factories in Genda, Ulail, Hemayetpur of Savar and from Mirpur, Dhaka joined demonstrations so far.The garments manufacturers’ apex body BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) vice president Mohammad Nasir, however, denied that the owners resorted to any manipulation regarding workers’ wages.The new wage structure has been formed following the rules of the two previous structures. No one’s pay has been decreased, Nasir told Prothom Alo, adding, it was unfortunate the workers were not patient.On Tuesday, Sumon Mia, 22, a worker of Anlima Textile from Ulail in Savar, was killed in clashes between police and workers at Hemayetpur, Savar.Four BGB platoons have been deployed at Ashulia and Savar to control the situation, police said.Several trade union leaders said as the basic pay of the senior grades was not increased, the overtime dues and festival bonuses were not going to increase either.”A helper will be paid only Tk 400 less from me. What’s the difference?” said Babu Mia, who has been working in a factory of the Standard Group for a few years.”My landlord will increase my house rent as he has heard about the pay hike. The price of everything else will now rise too. So if all these factors are taken into consideration, my income has not actually increased,” another worker Pervin Akhter said.The workers are not clear about the pay increase according to the latest wage structure and this misunderstanding has led the agitation, industry police-1 super Shana Shaminur Rahman said.The fact that the basic pay has annually increased by five per cent over the last five years (after the 2013 wage structure was implemented), has been omitted during the negotiations with the minimum wage board.The wage of the senior grades have increased slightly, the gap between wages for upper and lower grades have decreased, Khandokar Golam Moazzem, director of research at CPD (Centre for Policy Dialogue) said, adding the the amount increased over the last five years should be added to the pay in the new structure.Clashes with police, factories shut in SavarSeveral of the factories at Ulail, Savar were closed Wednesday.As the workers took position of the Dhaka-Aricha highway in the morning they were chased by people wielding sticks with police coming up from behind. The workers were dispersed in while many of the Al Muslim factory workers took shelter in their factory.Another group of Standard Group workers held a demonstration in front of their factory. The police failed to mitigate the situation.Several thousand workers took position on the road and hurled stones at the police. Police charged the crowd with batons and fired tear gas to disperse them, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the witnesses.As soon as the workers left the road, police took control of the situation and normalcy was restored.The Standard Group factories were closed indefinitely at Hemayetpur, Ulail.The agitation spread at Kathhgora, Jirabo, Jamgora and Baipail in Ashulia. Road blockades and clashes with police continued till 4:00pm, leaving 15 injured.Cases filed against the workersThe industry police have filed cases against over 1,500 workers with the Savar police station alleging attacks on police. The case document has no reference to the death of a worker being shot dead and no cases have been filed either over the killing.The statement reads, about 1,500 workers held demonstrations before a Standard Group factory at Genda, Savar around 1:15pm Tuesday over the new wage structure. A group of police went to the spot and the workers hurled stones at them.They also tried to take their weapons by force, compelling the law enforcers to open fire and use tear gas against the demonstrators, it added. Several of the police members were injured in the attacks, claimed the statement.The case was filed by inspector of industry police-1, Osman Gani.This case is under investigation and if any case over the death of the worker is filed, they would take due action, said Abdul Awal , the officer-in-charge at Savar model police station.The body of the worker, Sumon Mia, has been collected by his family members from Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (SHSMCH) morgue after postmortem. Sources at the morgue said, Sumon was shot dead but only the police would be able to confirm who fired the bullet. There were marks of injury on his chest either from a sharp weapon or bullets, said Selim Reza, head of the forensic medicine department at SHSMCH.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrinlast_img read more

Some Rohingya refugees prefer death in Bangladesh over repatriation to Myanmar

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Jennifer Chowdhury,Load Comments,Church leaders pray for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims as they grieve for clergy Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Dil Mohammad sits on the floor of his hut in the Unchiprang refugee camp, near Cox’s Bazaar in southern Bangladesh, on Dec. 11, 2018. Mohammad’s wife, rear, helped save him when he attempted suicide. RNS photo by Amir HamjaCOX’S BAZAAR, Bangladesh (RNS) — When 60-year-old Dil Mohammad found out in November that he was on a list of some 2,000 Rohingya refugees to be sent back to Myanmar, he grabbed the bottle of rat poison and poured it down his throat. His wife forced him to vomit and rushed him to the nearby Médecins Sans Frontières hospital.To Mohammad, suicide, a grave sin in Islam, was preferable to returning to the persecution that his people have suffered for decades in their historic home in western Myanmar.“It’s better to die in Bangladesh, where I would get a proper Islamic burial, than be killed in Myanmar for being Muslim,” he said. “God will forgive my act of suicide because he knows our pain.”Some 700,000 Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority from northern Rakhine state across the border in Myanmar, have flooded into refugee camps in Bangladesh since August 2017, when Rohingya militants known as ARSA (the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) attacked Myanmar border police, setting off a violent retaliation. Rohingya villages have been razed and Myanmar troops have allegedly raped and killed thousands of Rohingya civilians.RELATED: Rohingya refugees celebrate holiday amid memories of homeMohammad and his family, fearing for their lives, walked for days through forests in torrential rain, arriving in Bangladesh in September 2017.“There was nothing here when we arrived, just trees and land,” said Mohammad. Local Bangladeshi families helped the refugees set up shelters and provided food and water until aid groups and Bangladesh’s armed forces arrived to set up makeshift camps.Rohingya children play with kites at the Unchiprang refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Dec. 11, 2018. RNS photo by Amir HamjaAbdul Hamid, a community leader in the camps, said he left a flourishing restaurant business and expansive ancestral farmland in Myanmar. Now he and his family live off meager rations of rice and lentils supplemented by occasional meat and vegetables when they manage to secure cash. They sleep in a dusty hut with sewage running in a gutter out front.“We struggle with the refugee life here, but we’re grateful to be alive. We’d rather die here than be killed just for being Muslim in Myanmar,” Hamid said.In October, Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to put into effect a bilateral repatriation agreement, with the first 150 refugees scheduled to return in mid-November. The plan was opposed by the U.N.’s refugee agency, UNHCR, and other aid groups, as well as by the refugees.“When I heard we were on the list, I sent my family away to one camp and I ran away to another,” said Hamid.Bangladesh, green, and Myanmar, orange, share a small border where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled persecution in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh. Map courtesy of Creative CommonsA few weeks before repatriation began, officials from Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission summoned 54 refugees and, according to Hamid, told them that those who were willing to go back to Myanmar would receive identification cards to replace ones that had been confiscated in Myanmar under a 1982 law that stripped the Rohingya and other minorities of their citizenship.That measure also prohibited them from traveling, while making life at home difficult. It blocked access to state schools beyond primary grades, made minorities ineligible for government jobs and placed restrictions on marriage, family planning and religious choice.Besides proving their identity, the assembled refugees were told in November, their new cards would guarantee them certain rights.“They told us Bangladesh would bring us back if we were treated badly there, but how are we supposed to believe that?” asked Hamid.Khairul Bashir, another community leader, said he and his family were also on the list, adding that all the families in his section of the camp were ready to take poison if the authorities forced them to go.“There’s a mice problem in the camps right now, so we all have rat poison in the house,” Bashir explained. “We were all prepared to die.”According to a recent Amnesty International report, satellite images show that Myanmar’s military has built bases and roads where the Rohingya villages once stood.“None of us are ready to go back until the 1982 law is repealed and we get full rights as citizens in Myanmar,” explained Mohammad Ilyas, whose name has been modified to conceal the identity of his family.One of the few educated members of his community, Ilyas, who owned a pharmacy in Myanmar, said he had taught himself about medicines after being forced to leave school after the 10th grade.RRRC officials and UNHCR representatives approached Ilyas to help survey the families in the camp block where he lives. The agencies often come to him for help, he said, because he is respected in his community for being one of the few educated members, despite not being an official community leader. When he learned that his family was also being surveyed, he became suspicious.Dil Mohammad in his hut in the Unchiprang refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Dec. 11, 2018. RNS photo by Amir HamjaOn repatriation day in November, none of the 150 refugees in the first group, including Mohammad, Hamid, Bashir and Ilyas, agreed to go back. Since Bangladesh and Myanmar had agreed to only take those who were going back to Rakhine state voluntarily, the cars that were supposed to take the refugees to temporary transit camps went away empty.During a U.N. Security Council meeting on Feb. 28, Bangladesh’s foreign secretary, Shahidul Haque, called on Myanmar to address the decades-long state practices of deprivation, disenfranchisement and atrocities.“Not a single Rohingya has volunteered to return to Rakhine due to the absence of a conducive environment there,” he told the council.But Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated nations in the world, has been hosting more than a million refugees for more than a year. The government appears to be very much set on repatriation.According to local media reports, preparations are underway to relocate more than 23,000 Rohingya to Bhasan Char, an uninhabited Bangladeshi island in the Bay of Bengal, starting in mid-April. The island takes two and a half hours to reach by boat, and during monsoon season the water there rises up to 8 feet above normal levels.Human Rights Watch and aid groups have condemned Bangladesh’s decision to relocate the refugees to Bhasan Char. The U.N. special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, who visited the island recently, questioned “whether the island is truly habitable,” pointing out that “Ill-planned relocation, and relocations without the consent of the refugees concerned, have the potential to create a new crisis.”None of the refugees Religion News Service spoke with were willing to relocate to the island.Haque told the Security Council that his country will no longer be able to take in any more refugees. Bangladesh’s priority now, he said, is to ensure the “safe, voluntary, sustainable and dignified return of the Rohingyas.” He called on Myanmar to dismantle existing internally displaced persons camps, where more than 130,000 Muslim inmates have been detained for more than six years.The Rohingya have made the release of the prisoners one of their demands for returning to Myanmar.“Once we see that our relatives in Myanmar have gotten full citizenship rights and treated humanely, no one will have to force us to go back,” explained Hamid. “We will gladly go back ourselves.”(Jennifer Chowdhury is a 2018 reporting fellow for the South Asian Journalists Association.) By: Jennifer Chowdhury Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Jennifer Chowdhury Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Catholicism By: Jennifer Chowdhury Share This! 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Music beyond boundaries

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre is organising an event Music Without Boundaries by Delhi’s biggest and one of the most well-known choirs, the Capital City Minstrels on May 6 at its premises. The choir will be conducted by Carolin Remy. The concert celebrates 20 years of their existence. This time around, the audience will get to enjoy arrangements. As the title of the concert suggests, the repertoire will include a diverse range of music, keeping true to CCM’s dedication to music which has traces of Carnatic music. The singers will be supported by the well known Nise Meruno on Piano and Suchet Malhotra, with an array of percussion sounds adding special flavour. CCM is comprised of people from all walks of life. Different languages are spoken by various choir members. But the language that unites us all is music. A long-time member of ours, Tapas Bhardwaj is a visually challenged student and has earned the confidence and stage presence with his many performances on stage with CCM. Originating in 1994, the choir recently had celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Over these two decades CCM has performed in more than 200 concerts at prestigious venues around the capital. The choir has also established strong cultural links with the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Alliance Francaise, the Austrian, Italian and Vatican Embassies and regularly performs for important events at these places. CCM’s repertoire spans a wide range; from the earliest choral music to the entire spectrum of western classical music, and opera to ballads, folk songs, Broadway musicals, rock, pop, jazz as well as Indian music arranged for choir performances. So mark the dates!last_img read more

Saint Alphonsus Health System Adds Toshiba Aquilion Prime 80 CT

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Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. August 17, 2016 — Saint Alphonsus Health System is improving its workflow and enhancing diagnostic quality and safety across its network with Toshiba’s Aquilion computed tomography (CT) systems. The healthcare system, serving communities throughout Idaho and Oregon, added a new Aquilion Prime 80, complementing its seven other Toshiba CT systems.“Standardizing a platform across our hospitals has been important to ensuring system-wide patient safety and diagnostic efficiency,” said Scott Christensen, regional director, medical imaging, Saint Alphonsus Health System. “Toshiba offers comprehensive CT solutions that fit a wide variety of clinical needs while keeping the patient experience top of mind. We’ve seen a huge decrease in radiation dose to the patient with the advanced technology in both the Aquilion One and Aquilion Prime systems.”The Aquilion CT systems allow Saint Alphonsus to closely track patient safety on an ongoing basis through Radimetrics’ eXposure software, which automatically records and calculates cumulative patient radiation dose. 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Skyscanner takes a look at five notoriously hellis

first_imgSkyscanner takes a look at five notoriously hellish summer cities, and tells you why autumn is the coolest time to visit.In the heat of the summer, the city can be a hellish place. Sewers are stinking, shirts are sticking, everyone is hot, everyone is bothered. Crowds line the streets, public transport is a nightmare, and all in all, there are far better places to be.Enter Autumn. At this time of year, the crowds evaporate, along with the heat and high prices, leaving behind cooler climes and cheaper times.Athens – by Autumn, temperatures in the ancient Greek capital have cooled off to a pleasant level. Apparently the 6th most visited capital in the world, Athens is an ideal base from which to explore the four surrounding mountains (Parnitha, Penteli, Hymettus and Egaleo) and go mountain biking, rafting or just walking along the well marked paths to take in the beautiful gorges, springs and waterfalls that dot the region. Find cheap flights to Athens (prices from £66 return including taxes).Rome – they say that autumn in Rome is like a good British summer – warm, sunny and blue. Whilst this isn’t guaranteed, autumn is a far better time to visit the Italian capital than summer, unless of course, you enjoy having your shirt permanently fused to your back. Now’s the time for you to take in the ancient Roman landmarks – The Colosseum, The Temple of the Pantheon and The Imperial Forums, without having to battle the crowds. Find cheap flights to Rome (prices from £37 return including taxes).Istanbul – though not as famous as other ‘leaf viewing’ destinations, the Turkish capital has some impressive leafy avenues well suited to romantic strolls. Now is the ideal time to see the trees on the Sultanahmet turn gold, matching the guilded décor of the Topkapi palace. Watch the world pass by from a cosy cafe, whilst warming up with a cup of dark, rich, black Turkish coffee. Find cheap flights to Istanbul (prices from £59 return including taxes).Madrid – summer may be over in the UK, but the weather is still warm in Spain making autumn a great time to visit the capital. If you’re an art fan, visit the ‘Golden Triangle’ – an area with three of Madrid’s finest art museums. If pictures aren’t your bag – how about the zoo? Home to around 3000 animals that roam free behind moats rather than cages, it’s regarded as one of Europe’s finest. Find cheap flights to Madrid (prices from £30 return including taxes).Lisbon – with temperatures in the late teens, autumn is a wonderful time to discover the Portuguese capital – one of the few in Europe that offer both a river and a coastline. A city set on seven hills, explore the quiet, romantic, narrow streets of the old quarters of Alfama and Bairro Alto, or hop on a boat trip and take a mini cruise up the river Tejo. Find cheap flights to Lisbon (prices from £51 return including taxes).Find more cheap flights around the world at www.Skyscanner.netTo EditorsPermission is granted for this release to be reproduced in full or in part on the condition that Skyscanner.net is credited. All prices correct at the time of writing. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAutumn Adventures; the coolest time to visit the hottest placesAutumn Adventures; the coolest time to visit the hottest placesBargains of the week: Athens | Lisbon | RomeBargains of the week: Athens | Lisbon | RomeAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepinglast_img read more