WhatsApp from Facebook tag added in latest beta Report

first_imgSan Francisco: WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the “WhatsApp from Facebook” tag to the application. This comes less than a week after the Facebook-owned platform started rolling out a feature called “Fingerprint lock” for its Android beta users. The tag is visible under WhatsApp’s Settings and is a clear indication of Facebook marking its territory. Although Facebook has kept the app separate, the company hasn’t given up on the dream of a unified platform, the MSPoweruser reported on Saturday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The social networking giant purchased WhatsApp back in February 2014 and has made sure that people know about the purchase and this is another step in that direction. Meanwhile, when the Fingerprint lock feature is enabled, it would let people use fingerprint to open WhatsApp. However, users would still be able to answer calls even when WhatsApp is locked, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates, reported earlier this week.last_img read more

Chelsea Not Interested in Signing Victor Valdes

Rabat – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly said his team is not interested in signing Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes despite Thibaut Courtois injury.The Special One said he is happy with remaining options Asmir Begovic and Jamal Blackman, in the absence of injured Belgian international Courtois.Courtois will be ruled out until January following surgery on his right knee. The English top flight allows clubs to make an emergency loan if they have just one fit professional goalkeeper. The London-based team has been linked with a move for Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes.The former Barcelona goalie joined the Red Devils last January but has only made two appearances in the English Premier League.Chelsea will play Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday in their opening Champions League fixture.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Unofficial English Translation of Morocco’s Law 103-13 on Elimination of Violence…

Rabat- Morocco World News obtained an unofficial English translation of Morocco’s Law 103-13, against all form of violence against women, on Tuesday.The Moroccan parliament released the final draft of the law on February 22, criminalizing all forms of gender-based discrimination, including public harassment, sexual assault, and cybercrimes.The law is set to enter into force in August 2018. Here follows the full text of the unofficial translation, created by the international non-profit women’s rights organization, Mobilising for Rights AssociatesLAW 103-13 On Elimination of Violence Against WomenPART ONEDefinitionArticle 1For the implementation of the provisions of the law herein, the following terms shall mean:Violence against women: Any material or moral act or omission thereof based on genderdiscrimination that results in physical, psychological, sexual, or economic harm to a woman;Physical violence: Any act or omission thereof that affects or may affect the physical safety of a woman, regardless of the aggressor, aggressor’s means or place of perpetration;Sexual violence: Any statement, act or exploitation that may affects the inviolability of the woman’s body, whether such statement, act or exploitation is for sexual or business purposes, and regardless of the means thereto;Psychological violence: any verbal assault, coercion, threat, negligence or deprivation, in the intent (i) to affect the dignity, liberty or serenity of a woman; or (ii) to threat or intimidate her;Economic violence: Any act or omission thereof, regardless of its financial or economic nature, that causes or may cause prejudice to the economic or social rights of a woman.PART TWOPenitentiary provisionsArticle 2The provisions of articles 404, 431, 446, 481 and 503-1 of the penal code enforced by modified Royal Edict # 1.59.413, dated November 26th, 1962,3 shall be modified and completed as follows:“Article 4044: Any perpetrator of ………………………………………..violence or abuse against any woman because of her gender, any pregnant woman if her pregnancy is evident or known to the perpetrator, any woman with disability or known to have mental incapacity; against any ascendant, custodian, spouse, fiancé, or against any person having guardianship over the perpetrator, or against a divorced party or in the presence of one of the children or one of the parent, shall be punished as follows:“1- In cases provided for in………………………………………………………………………..”(Rest remains unchanged)“Article 4315: Any person who intentionally holds………………………………………..in any danger, shall be sentenced with three months to two years of imprisonment and a fine of 2000 MAD to 10,000 MAD.“The sentence shall be doubled if the person committing the crime is the spouse, fiancé, divorcé, ascendant, descendant, a brother, a custodian, a tutor, or if the victim of the crime is a minor, a person with disability, or a person known to have mental incapacity. Such sentence shall also be doubled in case of recidivism.“Article 4466: Doctors and surgeons………………………………………………………20,000 MAD; However, persons …………………………………………………………..in the previous paragraph;1 – If they reported an abortion ………………… even if they are not obliged to report such abortion;2 – If they informed the judicial authorities about …………….when practicing their function or job;If the aforementioned persons were summoned …………………………………..in the paragraph above;They are bound to give their testimony and they may, if necessary, submit such testimony in writing”Article 481: In addition to the courts having jurisdiction…………………………………the person entitled to alimony, or the person expelled from the matrimonial dwelling, shall also have jurisdiction over the filed actions in accordance with the provisions of articles 479, 480 and 480-1;Such actions shall not be filed to said court but upon a complaint submitted by the expelled person, the abandoned person, or the person entitled to alimony………………..by the Crown Prosecution Office when the legal representative is himself the perpetrator of the crime;Any legal action shall be preceded by a warning to the person paying the alimony to pay such alimony within thirty days;Such warning shall…………………………………..upon instructions by the Crown Prosecution OfficeIf the person paying the alimony had absconded or…………………investigation’“Article 503-1:7 Shall be sentenced with one year to three years of imprisonment and a fine of……………………………………………………………………………sexual purposes’ Article 3The title of section 7 of Part 8 of Book 3 of the Penal Law Volume referred to above shall be modified as follows:“Section 7: On sexual exploitation and youth corruption”Article 4Articles 61 and 407 of said code shall be modified as follows:“Article 61: Personal protective measures are:1 – Exclusion………………..9 – Lapse of right regarding legal custody of children;10 – Prohibiting the convict from contacting the victim;11- Subjecting the convict to appropriate psychological treatment”“Article 4078: Any person having helped or assisted ……………………………………to five years.“Punishment shall be doubled if the crime is committed against a minor, a woman because of her gender, or by one spouse against the other, or by one of the descendants, or ascendants, or brothers, or the custodian, divorcé, fiancé, or by any person having authority or tutorship on thevictim”.Article 5The provisions of articles 88-1, 88-2, 88-3, 323-1, 323-2, 429-1, 436-1, 444-1, 444-2, 447-1, 447-2, 447-3, 480-1, 481-1, 503-1-1, 503-1-2, 503-2-1, and 526-1 of the said penal code shall be modified as follows:“Article 88-1: If a person is convicted for a crime of harassment, assault, sexual abuse,mistreatment or violence against women or minors, regardless of the nature of the act or the perpetrator thereof, the court may adjudicate the following:1 – Prohibit the convict from contacting the victim, approaching victim’s whereabouts,communicating with the victim by any means whatsoever for a period no longer than five years as of the date of his release, or as of the date of the judicial decision in case of a suspended sentence, fine or alternative punishment;Reconciliation between the spouses shall terminate the prohibition against contact with the victim;2 – The convict shall be subject to appropriate psychological treatment throughout the period provided for in the above item or throughout his imprisonment time.The judicial decision of culpability may include the implementation of such procedure(treatment) temporarily regardless of any form of appeal exercised;The court may give its order prohibiting the convict indefinitely from contacting the victim, approaching victim’s whereabouts or communicating with the victim, providing that the court justifies such order”“Article 88-2: The treating doctor shall at least quarterly report to the sentencing judge about the medical development of the convict to make sure that convict’s behaviour has improved and that the convict will not commit the same acts he was convicted for at the first place.If the treating doctor sees fit to end such procedure before time, the doctor shall inform the judge in a separate report explaining his reasons thereto.”The victim shall be informed of the treating doctor’s medical report upon decision by thesentencing judge.“Article 88-3: In case of prosecution due to committing one of the crimes stipulated in article 88-1 herein, the Crown Prosecution, the Investigating Judge or the court if necessary, may give an order prohibiting the prosecuted from contacting the victim, approaching the victim’s whereabouts or communicating with the victim by any means whatsoever. Such order may also be issued at the victim’s request, and shall remain in effect until the court issues its final decision.”“Article 323-1: Shall be punished with imprisonment from 6 months to two years and a fine ranging from 2,000 MAD to 20,000 MAD or one of them the person who violates the prohibition order regarding contacting the victim, approaching victim’s whereabouts or communicating with the victim by any means whatsoever, or refusing psychological treatment according to articles 88-1 and 88-3.”“Article 323-2: Violation of the protective measures referred to in Article 82-5-2 of the Penal Code shall subject the person concerned therewith to imprisonment from one to three months or a fine from 5,000 to 20,000 MAD or one of them.“Article 429-1: Punishment provided for in articles 425, 426, 427 and 4299 shall be doubled if the person committing the crime is the spouse, the divorcé, the fiancé, or one of the descendants, ascendants or brothers, or the custodian or by any person having authority or tutorship on the victim. Such punishment shall also be doubled in case of recidivism, or if the victim is a minor, a person with disability, or a person known to have mental incapacity.”“Article 436-1:10 If the abduction or detention is perpetrated by one of the spouses, the divorcé,the fiancé, or one of the ascendants, descendants or brothers, or the custodian or by any person having authority or tutorship on the victim; or if the victim has suffered from any other act of violence regardless of its nature, the imprisonment sentences shall increase to become:1 – 10 to 20 years in cases mentioned in paragraph one of Article 436 of the law herein;2 – 20 to 30 years in cases mentioned in paragraph two of Article 436 of the law herein;”Article 444-1: Gender-based vituperation against a woman shall be punished with a fine ranging from 12,000 to 60,000 MAD;“Article 447-1: Shall be sentenced to imprisonment from six months to three years and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 MAD, any person who intentionally, by any means whatsoever including computer systems, captures, records, broadcasts or disseminates someone’s private or confidential information or statements without their prior approval.The same punishment shall be applied to any person who intentionally, and by any meanswhatsoever, installs, records, broadcasts or disseminates someone’s pictures while in a private place without their approval.”“Article 447-2: Shall be sentenced to imprisonment from one to three years and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 MAD, any person who intentionally, by any means whatsoever including computer systems, broadcasts or disseminates a combination of someone’s statements or pictures without their prior approval; or any person who broadcasts or disseminates false allegations or statements aiming thereby to harm someone’s private life or reputation.”“Article 447-3: Shall be sentenced with one to five years of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 5,000 MAD to 50,000 MAD if such acts as referred to in articles 447-1 and 447-2 are committed by way of recidivism; are committed by a spouse, a divorcé, a fiancé, one of the ascendants or descendants, custodian or any person having authority or tutorship over the victim;or are committed against a minor or a woman due to her sex.”“Article 480-1: Shall be sentenced with one to three months of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 MAD, any person expelling the other party from the matrimonial dwelling or refusing the return of the expelled party to the matrimonial dwelling according to the provisions of Article 53 of the Family Code. Such sentence shall double in case of recidivism.”“Article 481-1: In cases as provided for in articles 479, 48011 and 480-1 of the law herein, the prosecution shall be put to an end if the complainant waived his/her right thereto. After such waiver is made the impact of the judicial decision if rendered shall also be ineffective.“Article 503-1-1: Any person who persistently harassed the other shall be considered as a perpetrator of a sexual harassment crime and shall be sentenced with one to six months of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 MAD or one of them, namely:1 – Harassment in public spaces by words, acts or signals of a sexual nature for sexual purposes;2 – Written letters, phone or electronic messages, records or images of sexual nature for sexual purposes. Such punishment shall be doubled if the perpetrator is a work colleague or one of those in charge of order or security of public places or else.”“Article 503-1-2: A sentence of three to five years of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 MAD, shall be enforced if the sexual harasser is one of the ascendants, or one of the unmarriageables, custodian, or is someone who has authority or tutorship on the victim.  Such sentence shall also be applicable if the victim is a minor.”“Article 503-2-1: Without prejudice to the severe criminal sentences, any person having coerced the other to marriage by means of violence or threat shall be sentenced with six to one year of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 MAD or one of them only.Such sentence shall be doubled if such coercion to marriage by means of violence or threat is perpetrated against a minor, a woman because of her gender, a woman with disability or known to have mental incapacity.Prosecution shall only be possible upon a complaint submitted by the person upon whom the coercion has been exercised. The prosecution shall be put to an end if the complainant waived his/her right thereto. After such waiver is made the impact of the judicial decision if rendered shall also be ineffective.”“Article 526-1: If any one of the spouses wilfully squanders or delegates his/her property to inflict prejudice on the other party or children, or to circumvent the provisions of the Family Code, especially those relating to alimony, accommodation, rights ensuing from a divorce or to property division, shall be sentenced with one month to six months of imprisonment and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 MAD or one of them only.Legal proceedings may only be initiated upon a complaint submitted by the prejudiced spouse. The legal proceedings thereabout shall be terminated if the complainant waives his/her right thereto. After such waiver is made the impact of the judicial decision if rendered shall also be ineffective.”PART THREEProcedural provisionsArticle 6 Shall be modified and completed as follows the provisions of Article 302 of law # 22.01 relating to the Code of penal procedure as implemented by modified Royal Edict # 1.02.255, dated October 3rd, 2002:“Article 302: If the court concluded that……………………………………………enclosedhearing, If the case is related to violence or sexual abuse against a woman or a minor, the court may hold a closed hearing upon request of the victim.If the court decided to hold a closed hearing………..as mentioned in the two paragraphs above, it shall also include……………………………………..discussions.”Article 7The Provisions of Article 712 of law # 22.01 of the said code shall be modified as follows:“Article 7: The right to…………………………………………………………….the crimedirectly, Associations may………………………………………………………………..in their statutes;However, the aforementioned associations dealing with issues of violence against women,according to their statutes, may not act as one of the parties (Plaintiff) unless they obtain a written permission thereto from the victim;The State may………………………………………………………………………..in effect.”Article 8The provisions of law # 22.01 relating to the Code of penal procedure shall be completed with Article 82-5-2:“Article 82-5-2: In addition to the measures provided for in Articles 82-4 and 82-5 herein, the following protective measures shall be immediately implemented in cases of violence against women: Returning the child in custody with the custodian to the dwelling designated by the court;  Warning the perpetrator not to commit any violence if the perpetrator threatened to do so and pledging him not to have recourse to violence;Informing the perpetrator that he is prohibited from exploiting the common property;Referring the victim to hospital centers for treatment;Ordering the depositary of the woman subject to violence in shelter houses or social care institutions if necessary, or if she wants to.”Part four Support mechanisms for women victims of violence.Article 9: To support women victims of violence, cells and sectors-joint committees shall be established in accordance with the provisions of this part.Article 10: Cells of support for women victims of violence shall be established within courts of first instance, courts of appeal, central and decentralized services of the sectors in charge of justice, health, youth and women, the General Directorate of National Security and within the High Command of Royal Gendarmerie;Such cells shall provide services for women victims of violence such as reception, listening, support, orientation and accompaniment;The established cells inside courts of appeal or courts of first instance shall consist of a deputy crown prosecutor, a judge in charge of juvenile affairs and a social assistant, in addition to the administration representatives;The selection of the members of the established cells within said central and decentralizedservices of the sectors in charge of justice, health, youth and women, General Directorate of National Security and the High Command of Royal Gendarmerie shall be subject to a regulatory text.The selection of the administration representatives of the cells established within said courts shall also be subject to a regulatory text; The principle of specialization and parity shall be taken into consideration during the establishment of such cells.Article 11National CommitteeA national committee for support of women victims of violence shall be established. It shall have the competence and duties stipulated in Article 12 herein;The Head of the government shall appoint the President of the National Committee as proposed by the governmental authority in charge of women’s affairs; Persons or representatives of national bodies and women’s associations may attend the works of the National Committee if the later see any use therein.The National Committee shall meet at least once a year, or whenever necessary upon invitation by the president or the majority of its members; The Committee Secretariat shall be referred to the sector in charge of women; The composition and working methods of such committee shall by determined by a statute;Article 12The National Committee shall have for a mission the following tasks:– Ensuring communication and national coordination between government sectors andcentral administrations concerned with violence against women;– Giving its opinion regarding the action plans adopted by the regional and localcommittees referred to in Article 13 and 15 herein, and following up with theimplementation of such actions plans;– Receiving and reviewing reports submitted by local and regional committees;-Monitoring the work of the local and regional committees and proposing ways to developsuch works;– Contributing in the establishment of mechanisms to improve the management of the cells (see Article 10 herein), and the management of the local and regional committees, while in the meantime following up with their works at the central level;– Strengthening and establishing partnership and cooperation mechanisms betweenregional and local committees, civil society associations and other stakeholders.– Establishing an annual report on the outcome;Article 13Regional CommitteesA Regional Committee for women victims of violence shall be established at the level of the judicial district of each court of appeal, and shall comprise:– Crown prosecutor or his deputy in his capacity as president;– Investigating judge, judge counselor, and a counselor in charge of juvenile affairs; allshall be appointed by the president of the Court of Appeal;– Head of the Prosecution office or his/her representative– Head of the Clerk’s Office or his/her representative;– Social assistant in the said court;– Administration representative;– Representative of the regional council;– A lawyer, designated by the Head of the Bar Association within the jurisdiction of theappeal court;– A Court Bailiff, designated by the Regional Council of Court Bailiffs.The committee works may be attended by any person known of his interest and experience in women’s affairs, any representative of any body, institution or associations which the committee sees useful to invite; The administration representatives, lawyer and judicial delegate for the Regional Committee for women victims of violence shall be determined by a regulatory text.Article 14The Regional Committee shall have for mission the following tasks: Preparing regional action plans according to its mandate;Ensuring communication and coordination between judicial authorities and other sectorsand administrations concerned with issues relating to the support of women victims ofviolence at the regional level;Ensuring communication and coordination with civil society associations working on thisarea; Unifying the working methods of the cells and local committees to ensure the harmony of the services (i) at the level of the judicial district that is within the jurisdiction of the court of appeal and (ii) at the level of other relevant sectors and administrations;Defining the constraints and obstacles hindering the process of support provided forwomen victims of violence, and suggesting appropriate solutions thereto on aparticipatory basis and according to the competence of each relevant sector;? Defining the constraints and obstacles hindering the process of support provided forwomen victims of violence, especially those requiring an intervention at the central level;? Capitalizing on different expertise and experiences and making them accessible to alllocal mechanisms;? Conducting periodical and annual reports on the committee’s work and outcome,including the work of the local committee and cells;? Regional Committee’s reports, including the annual report, shall be submitted to theNational Committee;? The Regional Committee shall meet at least twice a year, or whenever necessary uponinvitation by the president;? The Regional Committee shall meet if at least half of its members are present, and shalltake its decisions by the majority of those present;? The Clerk’s Office of the Court of Appeal shall function as the secretariat of the RegionalCommittee.Article 15Local CommitteesA Local Committee for support for women victims of violence shall be established at the level of the judicial district of each court of first instance, and shall comprise:– Crown prosecutor or his deputy in his capacity as president;– Investigating judge, sentencing judge, judge in charge of juvenile affairs; all shall beappointed by the president of the Court;– Head of the Prosecution Office or his representative;– Head of the Clerk’s Office or his representative;– A Social assistant in the said court;– An administration representative;– A regional council representative;– A lawyer, designated by the Head of the Bar Association within the jurisdiction of theappeal court;– A Court Bailiff, designated by the Regional Council of Court Bailiffs.The committee works may be attended by any person known of his interest in women’s affairs, any representative of any body, institution or association which the committee sees useful to invite;The administration representatives, lawyer and judicial delegate for the Local Committee for women victims of violence shall be determined by a regulatory text.Article 16 Mandate of local committees The Local Committee shall have for a mission the following tasks:Preparing local action plans according to its mandate;– Ensuring communication and coordination between judicial authorities and other sectorsand administrations concerned with issues relating to the support of women victims ofviolence, including civil society associations working on this area;– Defining the constraints and obstacles hindering the process of support provided forwomen victims of violence, and suggesting appropriate solutions thereto on aparticipatory basis and according to the competence of each relevant sector;– Defining the constraints and obstacles hindering the process of support provided forwomen victims of violence, especially those requiring an intervention at the regional andcentral levels;– Conducting periodical reports;– The Local Committee’s periodical reports shall be submitted to the Regional Committee;– The Local Committee shall meet at least four times a year, or whenever necessary uponinvitation by the president;– The Local Committee shall meet if at least half of its members are present, and shall take its decisions by the majority of those present;The Clerk’s Office of the Court shall function as the secretariat of the Local Committee. Part five Measures and initiatives to prevent violenceArticle 17authorities shall take the necessary measures and procedures to prevent violence against women. Thus, public authorities shall establish and execute policies and programs to educate the community about the danger of violence against women, to correct women’s image in society, and to raise awareness of the community about women’s rights.Part sixEntry into effectArticle 18The law herein shall enter into effect after six months of its publication in the Official Gazette. read more

Gender stereotypes continue to limit womens progress Migiro says

29 March 2010Women continue to bear disproportionate responsibility for often unappreciated care-giving work in households and communities, despite significant progress in gender equality and women empowerment during the past 15 years, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has said. “The unequal sharing of responsibilities between men and women reflects stereotypical assumptions about the role of women and men in society – and the stubborn persistence of those assumptions,” Ms. Migiro told the Spain-Africa conference in Valencia on Saturday.“Inequality, whether in the private or public sphere, has adverse impacts on women, as well as men, their families, the economy and society as a whole. It has implications for equality of opportunity in education, in the labour market and in public life,” Ms. Migiro told the gathering, whose theme was ‘Women for A Better World’.“The uneven yoke of domestic and care-giving responsibilities is one of the great pieces of unfinished business in our long-term quest for gender equality and women’s empowerment,” she added.Ms. Migiro also noted that despite the achievements in empowering women and increasing their role in the economy and improving their education and sexual and reproductive health since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action on gender equality 15 years ago, women remained more vulnerable some diseases and gender-based violence.In sub-Saharan Africa, she said, nearly 60 per cent of those infected with HIV/AIDS are women, and while initiatives in all parts of the world to address violence against women and girls have been on the rise, such efforts are often not comprehensive or sustained. “Rape and sexual violence have tragically become weapons of war,” Ms. Migiro said.Progress on maternal and child health has also proven very difficult to achieve, the Deputy Secretary-General said, adding that more than half a million women and girls are estimated to die during pregnancy and childbirth every year – 99 per cent of them in developing countries.Highlighting opportunities that would help redress some of the problems of gender inequality, Ms. Migiro lauded the proposal by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the General Assembly to consolidate the current four gender-specific entities of the UN into one “strong, dynamic and effective” composite entity.“The entity will provide coherent support to intergovernmental normative and policy-setting work and will have a strengthened and integrated operational capacity to respond to Member States’ needs at the national level,” Ms. Migiro said. The General Assembly’s high-level plenary meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be another opportunity to agree on a concrete, results-oriented plan to accelerate progress in order to achieve the goals by the agreed deadline of 2015, she added. read more

Americans befuddled by Harper governments prooil sands ads

OTTAWA — Efforts by the Conservative government to sell Americans on the virtues of Canadian natural resources failed to impress those south of the border, according to a new report, and even left them puzzled over assertions that Canada is America’s best friend.[np_storybar title=”Northern Gateway pipeline least likely for approval, analysts say” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/25/enbridge-northern-gateway-pipelines/?__lsa=4135-98e1″%5DEnbridge’s Northern Gateway has the least chance of being approved among the pipelines being proposed in the country, analysts said during a panel discussion on Financial Post this week. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]A government-commissioned Harris-Decima pre-testing report on a U.S. advertising blitz by Natural Resources Canada earlier this year found that focus groups in Washington, D.C., were befuddled by the campaign’s original tagline — “America’s best friend is America’s best energy solution.”“Few would immediately assume this means Canada, despite certainly considering Canada to be a good friend,” says the $58,000, taxpayer-funded report, posted Wednesday on Library and Archives Canada.Claiming you are one’s best friend comes across as something one does when one is about to ask for a huge favour“Some indicated that claiming you are one’s best friend comes across as something one does when one is about to ask for a huge favour.”Others took issue with the word “solution” because it suggested “America had a problem that needed solving.” In a similar vein, “virtually all objected to the reference to Canada’s ban on dirty coal as it seemed to imply that Canada is doing more than the U.S.,” the report noted.Budgetary estimates show that $16.5 million has been set aside by Natural Resources Canada for advertising in 2013-14 to highlight what the Harper government calls responsible resource development.The U.S. advertising offensive has included promotions and ads in influential publications and a website for American viewers, gowithcanada.ca. The ads shine a job-friendly and environmentally sensitive light on a cross-section of Canadian resource industries.The Conservative government has spent years trying to convince Americans of the benefits of Canadian energy and Canada’s environmental record, particularly relating to Alberta’s oilsands and the Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make a decision on the fate of the TransCanada project early next year.But Americans in six focus groups in Washington, D.C., told Harris-Decima researchers that the ads, launched in the spring during the heat of the Keystone battle, could be “greatly improved” and lacked a cohesive and direct message to the American public.Harris-Decima interviewed people over three rounds, starting in March and ending a month later — members of the general public and so-called “opinion elites” who are political news aficionados.“The advertising as it stands faces some challenges in conveying a consistently heard and appreciated message and could be greatly improved with some specific adjustments to tone and content,” the report found.Some respondents felt the ads should be more direct about advocating in favour of Keystone XL.“Based on their assumption that the ads related to a Canadian pipeline, opinion elites were fairly uniform in stating a preference for seeing mention of ’pipeline’ in the copy and perhaps the imagery,” the report stated. “They indicated there was more credibility if the perceived message was less subtle.”Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said the Harris-Decima report helped the government create better ads.“The purpose of the pre-testing was to ensure that the ads were effective. The final ads were amended based on the constructive feedback we received,” he said.In an email, Oliver defended the final ad campaign, saying it provided “specific facts about measures taken by Canada to protect the environment, and other information on responsible resource development.”Oliver also pointed to the positive input provided by the American focus groups.Indeed, it wasn’t all negative. The focus groups also felt “Canada provides a sensible energy solution to the U.S. because of its reliability as a supplier and its efforts to ensure safe delivery.”The report added: “It was fairly clear that Canada is held in fairly high regard, even if it is not often considered, and that an element of that high regard relates to Canada being a competent and trustworthy neighbour/partner — both in terms of industrial partnerships and acting responsibly.”As well, the opinion elites “indicated that Canada is seen as being more environmentally responsible and having higher safety standards compared to other oil producing countries.”Some of the criticism, however, was centred on confusion about the campaign’s intended audience as well as its content and jargon. Those in one focus group complained about describing greenhouse gas emissions as GHGs, to name just one example.Others wanted to know “how the U.S. will benefit from a Canadian pipeline, whether it be from increased oil imports from Canada or lower gas prices,” said the report.Among other complaints from the focus groups: Americans prefer their country be referred to as the United States or the U.S., not America. And the phrase “America faces a choice” in some of the original ads were “somewhat pushy.”In the summer of 2012, Natural Resources Canada hired Leger Marketing to fine-tune the government’s proposed advertising campaign. The project included a national telephone poll of 2,000 respondents and two separate rounds of focus groups.But a similar study, this one conducted in Canada, showed the ad campaign failed to impress a dozen focus groups spread across six Canadian cities. The ads were criticized as being too focused on Western Canada and of failing to provide factual information or deliver a coherent message.Three new ad concepts were developed, with “significant modifications,” and a second round of focus-group testing proved more positive. read more

Cominar changes chief executive as REIT repositions it operations

MONTREAL — Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust is replacing its chief executive as Quebec’s largest commercial property owner repositions its operations to focus on its key markets in Quebec and the Ottawa region.Sylvain Cossette, president and chief operating officer since joining the firm in 2013, will take over on Jan. 1 from Michel Dallaire, who has held the position since 2005.Cossette said Cominar’s (TSX:CUF.UN) plan to reduce its debt, improve its occupancy rate and focus its activities on the Quebec market are key to driving the fund’s organic growth and financial health.The trust announced in August plans to unload about 100 properties following a ratings downgrade. It expects to allocate more than $1.2 billion in expected proceeds primarily to reduce its debt. The remaining $325 million will be used to repurchase units and for acquisitions in core markets.Alban D’Amours, the lead independent trustee, thanked Dallaire for his contribution, calling him “a true builder and visionary who propelled Cominar to become one of Quebec’s most respected real estate businesses.”Dallaire said his family remains one of Cominar’s largest unitholders and is committed to the Quebec City-based business’ success.Dallaire will remain chairman and executive vice-president operations (office and industrial) and asset management.Michael Markidis of Desjardins Capital Markets said the changes should not have an impact on the strategic direction of the REIT. However, he said separating the roles of chairman and CEO, along with the removal of a Dallaire family member from the board, may be perceived as an improvement.Cominar is Canada’s third-largest diversified real estate investment trust, with 523 office, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties across Quebec, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces and Western Canada.It will release third-quarter results on Nov. 10. read more

Gummersbach signs Fredrik Larsson

← Previous Story IHF gives green light to the “Caja Magica” Next Story → Montenegro and Norway in the semi-final! fredrik larssongummersbachlarssonSavehof The series of injuries that struck VfL Gummersbach prompted the club to seek new options as some of their players might miss quite a lot of this season. The newest signing is the Swedish International Fredrik Larsson, who joins the club from IK Savehof and signed a deal that will keep him until 30th June 2013.Larsson is mid-back who can also play the position of left back, and has in 2009 signed a pre-contract of three years with THW Kiel, however this deal did not go through and he moved to BM Aragon in Spain. 2011 he moved back to Sweden and became champion with the club for a third time. He will join Gummersbach on 15.12.2012.source: vfl-gummersbach.de read more

South Florida Dreamers travel to nations capital hoping for change

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A group of South Florida Dreamers are headed to the nation’s capital with one goal: to send lawmakers a message.Several young immigrants boarded a bus to Washington D.C. to protest and urge Congress to pass the Clean-Dream-Act before the end of the week. The group hopes a new bill includes a pathway to citizenship with permanent protection.“We’re mobilizing from Florida to D.C., because right now there is an urgency,” said one girl. “There’s Dreamers getting deported that are getting at risk, they are not able to provide for their families because their status is getting taken away.”The Dreamers gathered outside the offices of Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, Wednesday, hoping to make a difference.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kalmbach Wants to Reposition Its Science Mags for the National Ad Market

first_imgKalmbach Media is reworking its science strategy to expand its brands both nationally and globally.Returning to the national advertising market, launching its first custom content studio, and partnering with a global consultant to establish a licensing business, the company’s science group has begun a massive overhaul of the decades-old Discover and Astronomy brands with a multi-platform approach meant to transform the traditional enthusiast publisher into a digitally-oriented media company.This initiative is driven in part by Tim Paulson, who started at Kalmbach as the general manager of its science brands this past July and has since hit the ground running, drawing on his past experiences at 1517 Media, which included launching a video production studio and overhauling the Lutheran publisher’s marketing strategy, in order to pull off the expanded science approach.“Ultimately, what Kalmbach is doing right now is saying science and technology is a huge part of our culture, it’s got lots of different vectors of potential investor growth, and we have this Discover brand, and Astronomy as well, that we just want to take a bit more seriously and try to build those out to add that value that we think we can,” Paulson tells Folio:. Appealing to national brandsTim PaulsonOne of the ways that the company is taking these brands seriously is by reentering the national advertising market, which Discover hasn’t been a part of since being acquired by Kalmbach in 2010.“Kalmbach as a company, corporately, wasn’t big into national advertising when Discover was acquired,” says Paulson. “I think that wasn’t a focus for the rest of the brands, corporately.” However, Paulson says that since he joined as general manager, and Dan Hickey came aboard as CEO last year, both have recognized that Discover is fit to be in the national advertising market and have since prioritized its transition back to that model, with the Astronomy brand also being considered for that expansion. “It really came down to taking this brand Discover seriously and saying, ‘Hey, it really needs to be there,’” he says. “Other brands, corporately, really don’t need to be there because they’re enthusiast brands. But Discover is another type of brand that can add value to advertisers.”According to Paulson, Kalmbach’s approach to national advertising will focus significantly on providing multimedia options to advertisers as a part of a campaign-based solution, unlike the brand’s more traditional methods in the 1980s.The custom content solutionIn order to bolster the science brands’ national advertising reach, Kalmbach recently partnered with Los Angeles-based Barista Media, who Paulson says has the needed outside perspective and expertise in the digital media marketplace that will allow for them to piece together solutions that make sense to national brands.And though the company is looking to an outside firm to provide the custom solutions for Kalmbach to reach national advertisers, the science group itself has launched its own custom content studio aimed at providing clients with similar multi-platform, bespoke campaigns.“The irony is that sometimes the national media approach and the media lab approach sometimes intersect,” he says.Paulson says that Kalmbach has always worked to create custom content solutions for its advertising partners across its brands, but the Discover Media Lab is its first stand alone studio aimed specifically at providing expertly crafted solutions for science-related advertisers. “It’s one of the pillars,” he says of the new media lab. “Ultimately, the science group is shifting to more of a brand-driven, multi-platform approach to serving valuable audiences and brands.”While many media companies have recently experimented with their own content studios, Paulson continues that he sees a real potential for storytelling that focuses on science and unlike broader media publishers, the science group at Kalmbach is able to bring a “niche approach” and “unique capabilities” to a studio that a traditional custom content creator might not be able to.While planning the business model for the studio, Paulson says that the investment for the company was in the talent, rather than in investing a lot of money in the front end of the project, and plans on growing the studio with an organic and scalable approach. This investment in people is evident in the hire of Dennis Liu as the director of the Discover Media Lab, who not only has a PhD in genetics, but also developed a content studio with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “He’s an Emmy-winning producer and he’s also a scientist. So I think that our investment is really in trying to get the right people and partners put in place so we can add that value to our clients,” Paulson says.Digging into digital In terms of where Kalmbach will be focusing with developing the brands themselves, Paulson says that the push will be in strengthening the digital presence of both Discover and Astronomy, which includes re-platforming the websites, starting with DiscoverMagazine.com this spring. “On the one hand, we have a relatively stable traditional media base,” he says, pointing to Kalmbach’s strengths in traditional publishing for both its enthusiast brands and its science magazines—Discover, for example, seeing a total circulation of just over 300,000 as of June 2018, according to the Alliance for Audited Media. “But really our focus in many cases is really on a multi-platform approach. For example, our digital advertising revenue increased by 108 percent in the last fiscal year.” And the evolution of the brands’ digital presence will be an exploratory process for Kalmbach, he says, expecting that as they push forward with this initiative, the brands will begin to address more diverse segments of the population, beyond their collective 10 million monthly readers, and will appeal more towards the cultural interest in science rather that the niche science enthusiast. Paulson does make the point that their expansion efforts won’t be in targeting any one demographic, but while featuring more up-and-coming subjects, such as STEM-related topics, the story itself may lend towards a younger demographic.An international and experiential scope On an international scale, the science group partnered with Cue Ball, a global media broker and consultant, after Cue Ball saw a growing general interest in science, technology, STEM-related education across multiple geographies, and Discover’s potential to perform well beyond its domestic boundaries. This is the first step that Kalmbach has taken in bringing its brands international, however Paulson anticipates that most of the publisher’s enthusiast brands likely don’t have the same scope that Discover does for this type of expansion, at least for the time being. He continues that the licensing wouldn’t revolve around the magazine as a unit, but rather looking at the intellectual property, as well as the brand itself, much like the goals the publishers have domestically. “It’s really about what can the brand do to solve problems in a given media space. So I think Discover’s got a big palette and big ambition and I think that we’ll do quite well. And [Cue Ball] was quite bullish on what they could do with Discover.”  As for expanding into experiential, Paulson projects that this will be a step that the science groups takes in the near future. “Kalmbach has expertise in events that is really pretty substantial and really differentiated from other science media out there. We really feel that the Kalmbach capability in events could be leveraged to create highly unique experiential opportunities for people and for brands.”last_img read more

China Imports Gold Ahead of National Day Demand in India to Surge

first_imgTop bullion consumer China has been importing more gold in September than in the previous month due to demand from retailers stocking up for the upcoming National Day holiday, market sources said.Demand in India – the second biggest buyer of the metal – is also set to pick up as the festival and wedding season kicked off this week.With gold trading close to a key psychological level of $1,200 an ounce, markets are keenly watching physical demand in Asia – the top consuming region – to see if it could lend support to prices.”The physical volumes have been high this month compared to August. I would say imports could be at least 30 percent higher than last month,” said a trader with one of the 15 importing banks in China.From Oct. 1, Chinese markets will be closed for a week, and retails sales are expected to increase.Data on Thursday showed that China’s net gold imports from Hong Kong rose in August from a three-year low in July.Another trader said imports will remain elevated all through the fourth quarter due to seasonal demand.”Since the price is near $1,200, we have seen more purchases. If gold dips below that level, we can see a further increase,” the trader said.Premiums on the Shanghai Gold Exchange were about $5-$6 an ounce on Friday, largely steady from last week.In India, an inauspicious phase called Shradh – a period for paying homage to ancestors – ended on Wednesday, giving way to a string of festivals.”Typically, as soon as Shradh is over, demand should kick in,” said a dealer with one of the top bullion importing banks in India. “There is a feeling that gold prices will go further down, so some have chosen to wait a little longer before purchasing immediately.””With gold prices lower, there are expectations for good demand this time as we head to October.”The nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri began on Thursday, which will then be followed by Dussehra, Dhanteras and Diwali – all considered auspicious time periods to buy gold jewellery, coins or bars.Since the wedding season also kicks off around the same time, lasting all through the year, markets expect strong purchases. Gold forms an essential part of a bride’s dowry in Indian weddings.Monthly gold imports are set to rise by as much 50 percent from current levels while premiums could almost double to as high as $15 an ounce because of the festivities and wedding season, industry sources told Reuters earlier this month.Indian premiums are currently less than $10 an ounce. In other trading hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, premiums were largely unchanged from a week ago.last_img read more

Batman is Now Telltales Best Franchise

first_imgStay on target DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCCFinally, Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star I’ll always appreciate what Telltale has done for the adventure game genre. Classics like Grim Fandango and Maniac Mansion have some of the funniest writing and thoughtful storytelling in a video game landscape more obsessed with dumb action. But they ruined their own flow and fun with frustrating arbitrary puzzles. Even a loving throwback to that era, Thimbleweed Park, was smart enough to make that design much smoother. But Telltale was brave enough to completely rethink the form.Founded by former LucasArts employees, Telltale Games initially made adventure games that followed in the old-school tradition. But its true breakout title, the 2012 debut season of the landmark episodic adventure game based on The Walking Dead, elegantly streamlined the genre into something enjoyable without qualifications.Not only it is the best piece of art based on the shambling zombie corpse of The Walking Dead franchise, but the way it turned narrative elements like dialogue choice and managing character relationships and branching storyline outcomes into gripping gameplay mechanics in their own right was revolutionary. It’s great for couples, too.AdChoices广告However, even after adopting this rock-solid framework as its new path forward, Telltale’s post-Walking Dead output became shockingly spotty. Follow-up Walking Dead seasons failed to capture the original spark, especially since the main creatives left to form Campo Santo and develop Firewatch. Folks seem to generally like The Wolf of Among Us and Tales From the Borderlands, but games based on huge #brands like Minecraft and Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy seemed more interested in said #brands than in being good games.Imagine my surprise then that a modern Telltale game based on one of the biggest #brands around has now become the team’s strongest work since, well, Walking Dead season one. I’ve already talked at length about how the first season of Telltale’s take on Batman is great Caped Crusader comfort food. But The Walking Dead started strong as well, before running out of gas. However, now that I’ve finished the second season, Batman: The Enemy Within, it feels safe to say that Batman is now Telltale’s best franchise.Like the first season, Enemy Within takes advantage of just how much stellar stuff there is in the Batman mythos for storytellers to play with. Amanda Waller (voiced here by Debra Wilson) and the Suicide Squad. Lucius Fox’s whole family of tech geniuses. Catwoman’s ambiguity. Mr. Freeze’s tragedy. Jim Gordon and the less-than-stellar cops he has to work with. Alfred! Batman’s criminal alias Match Malone! (Even if he isn’t called that) Recent botched adaptations have made us forget this, but the core of Batman’s world is just so good from the start. One chef’s kiss of a dialogue prompt lets you to choose to passive aggressively grapple away instead of responding to the feds.The Enemy Within also somehow finds an original and compelling take on that most overexposed part of Bat-lore: The Joker. Following up on the first season, freed Arkham inmate and proto-Joker John Doe develops a creepy yet endearing friendship with both Batman and Bruce Wayne. But his needy yet violent nature leaves him torn between his obsession with Bruce and infatuation with a refreshingly take-charge version of Harley Quinn. And fulfilling the promise of Telltale’s branching narrative design ethos, the story can go in all sorts of directions subverting expectations of folks familiar with the comics and movies. The finale has two completely different potential takes on the Joker, villain or vigilante, even if bragging that the combined script is longer than the whole Dark Knight trilogy is a little much.center_img Batman: The Enemy Within even manages to look and run way better than a typical Telltale game. The company gets a lot of flack for relying on increasingly old and broken and technology. The breakneck episodic release schedule makes it tough to re-examine something as fundamental as the underlying engine. But at least on PC where I played it, Enemy Within features significant visual upgrades compared to its predecessor released just a year previously.I’m still not entirely sure about the future of Telltale. After rapid expansion, late last year the developer laid off a significant amount of staff. Next up on the release calendar is the final season of The Walking Dead and sophomore seasons of Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us. But these two seasons of Batman, and teases for more (Justice League???), have reignited my interest in both this developer as well as this style of story-driven adventure game. Batman really is one of the World’s Finest.Purchase Batman: Telltale Series Season 1Purchase Batman: The Enemy WithinLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Foreign firms compete in historic Mexico oil auction

first_imgMEXICO CITY, Mexico — U.S., European and Asian energy firms will compete Wednesday in Mexico’s first oil auction since a historic reform brought back private investors, nearly 80 years after they were kicked out.The government is offering 14 blocks in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico worth an estimated $17 billion in total, in a contest that includes seven consortiums and 18 individual companies.Foreign and new Mexican companies have been preparing for months for this moment, the climax of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s marquee reform, which was enacted last year following a heated debate in Congress over sharing a source of national pride.The legislation breaks the monopoly on drilling held by state-run firm Pemex since the industry’s 1938 nationalization.Peña Nieto hopes that the arrival of foreign investment will reverse years of declining production and give a boost to the economy.U.S. giants ExxonMobil and Chevron, Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billion, India’s state-run ONGC Videsh Ltd, Russia’s Lukoil, France’s Total and Chinese-owned Nexen are among the firms bidding on an individual basis.While Pemex is in the mix, officials said the Mexican firm will sit out this time and likely bid in another auction in the future.Some of the consortiums include Italy’s ENI, Thailand’s Petronas Carigali and other firms, including from Mexico.‘First test’While 14 locations off the southeastern coast are up for grabs, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell played down expectations that all would be auctioned off. Coldwell said that, based on international examples, between 30 percent and half of the blocks will have winning bids.“It seems realistic to me,” David Enríquez, an energy expert at Mexico City’s Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados law firm, told AFP. “It’s natural that not all fields are awarded in one round.”Of the blocks up for bid, four have drawn medium to high interest, while four others have average demand and the rest are less attractive, he said.The sharp drop in global oil prices is also playing a part in investor sentiment. For the auction to be deemed “sufficiently” successful, Mexico would have to award at least the four most attractive blocks, Enríquez said.“It’s important because it will be the first test” of the energy reform and a way for companies to get a feel for Mexico’s oil auction system, he said. “It will be like training.”But David Shields, an industry analyst and director of the magazine Energía a Debate, said the government was being “totally pessimistic.”“It would be very strange to me if they didn’t award almost all the blocks,” Shields said.“There’s always the risk that many of the blocks will be concentrated in the hands of one company. One or two companies could dominate,” he said.Coldwell said bigger oil firms may sit out the first round and save themselves for the bigger, more complicated projects such as deep-water and inland shale gas drilling.“We think that the first round must be evaluated once everything has been developed,” he told reporters last week.Televised auctionOil auctions are a new thing for Mexico and officials said they wanted to make them transparent. Wednesday’s auction will be shown live on a web and satellite broadcast, said National Hydrocarbon Commission president Juan Carlos Zepeda.Representatives of each company will place their sealed bids into 14 boxes. A camera will zoom in when envelopes are opened and the winner will be picked on the basis of the highest bid.“In terms of transparency, we are above international norms,” Zepeda said.The companies will bid without knowing beforehand the minimum percentage that the government will want to earn for each project.Analysts say the government made an effort to create a transparent system to ease any concerns over the country’s poor track record when it comes to corruption. Last year, Peña Nieto abruptly canceled a contract for a bullet train project that had been awarded to a Chinese-led consortium, angering Beijing.His decision came days before a news report that his wife had bought a mansion from a Mexican firm that was part of the consortium. Facebook Comments Related posts:Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization Budget woes threaten Mexico’s reputation as a conservation leaderlast_img read more

Westin Hotels Resorts expands its presence in Taiwan

first_imgSource = Westin Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts expands its presence in TaiwanWestin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of The Westin Yilan Resort, marking the brand’s first hot spring resort in Taiwan situated in the island’s northeast. Owned by Yilan Lealea Development Holdings Co., Ltd, The Westin Yilan Resort joins The Westin Tashee Resort, as the brand’s second hotel in Taiwan.“The opening of The Westin Yilan Resort not only expands the Westin brand’s footprint in the Greater China region, but also underscores the increasing demand among travelers to regain control of their well-being while on the road in line the brand’s new Let’s Rise campaign,” said Josef Dolp, Area Vice President, Greater China, Marriott International. “The Westin brand is on track to open another 12 hotels in the Greater China region in the next x years, joining the existing portfolio of 23 hotels in the region; and we are thrilled with the momentum.”The Westin Yilan Resort features 85 guest rooms and 6 luxurious pool villas, which are equipped with fresh, natural hot spring water giving guests the pleasure of enjoying private pool experience without leaving their room. The thoughtfully-designed resort feels residential and intimate, yet open and airy: designed with a biophilic-focus, suggesting that a connection to nature enhances well-being. Colors found in nature inspired the sophisticated palette coupled with natural materials and patterns that add textural layers to the interior design.“Only an hour drive from the Taipei metropolitan area, guests at The Westin Yilan Resort can have the best of both worlds – shopping and exploring the city and rejuvenating in nature, in one of the many hot springs in town,” said Tina Tang, General Manager of The Westin Yilan Resort.  “We look forward to introducing travelers to Westin’s signature wellness programs and amenities, created to empower our guests to rise and be their best selves on the road.”The Westin Yilan Resort’s lush landscaping and natural décor surrounds guests, whether they are indulging at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, swimming laps in the pool, or powering up in the hotel’s expansive WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.  For travelers who wish to take their fitness routines outdoors, the hotel features the brand’s signature RunWESTINTM program, offering guests a guided run – led by the hotel’s Run Concierge – through Yilan’s picturesque running trails.  The hotel also offers the Westin brand’s Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance® – providing workout gear for guests so they can pack light and stay fit on the road.The Westin Yilan resort features three dining venues that feature dishes from the SuperFoodsRx™ menu. The hotel’s signature all day dining restaurant Seasonal Tastes features a menu of fresh and healthy creations, as well as energizing fresh juices and smoothies. Celebrating Japanese cuisine through seafood, Mai presents a seasonal menu with fresh locally-sourced as well as imported produce in both its main dining area and private dining rooms. A more casual option, the Cafe Lounge offers innovative cocktails, afternoon tea and light snacks.The idyllic resort also features the Westin Family program, designed to cater to the way modern families travel: with a reinvented Kids Club concept, reimagined family experiences and more meaningful branded amenities for young travelers. Westin Family draws inspiration from nature to promote a sense of well-being, from interactive programming and thoughtful amenities to physical play spaces.Easily accessible, The Westin Yilan Resort is conveniently located just a 1.5hr drive from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), an hour from the Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), or 20 minutes from the Yilan Railway Station.last_img read more

Turkey warns Cyprus over energy moves Updated

first_imgTurkey on Monday called on Cyprus to refrain from taking “unilateral measures” in the eastern Mediterranean, as final preparations were underway for the start of drilling in offshore Block 11 south of the island.Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirm said: “The Greek Cypriot leadership must seek a constructive approach rather than setting an obstacle for peace. We advise that they refrain from unilateral measures in the east Mediterranean.“We want to remind once again that the hydrocarbon resources around Cyprus belongs to both sides.”Chiming in, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said an important opportunity was wasted at last week’s failed talks to reunify the island, and warned it was unacceptable that some energy companies were taking part in what he called irresponsible measures by Greek Cypriots.“It is impossible to appreciate that some energy companies are acting with, and becoming part of some irresponsible measures taken by Greek Cypriots. I want to remind them that they could lose a friend like Turkey,” Erdogan told the same conference.Erdogan did not name the companies.When asked by Reuters whether drilling by the company could alienate Turkey, Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total said the company had “no concerns.”French energy giants Total, who won the contract to conduct exploratory drilling in Block 11 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), were meanwhile proceeding as planned with their schedule.According to the Marine Traffic website, the West Capella ultra-deepwater drillship is en route to the port of Limassol, with an estimated time of arrival of 3am on July 12 (Wednesday).But sources familiar with the matter confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that the West Capella would be heading straight for the drilling location without stopping over at the harbour.At around 5pm on Monday, the drillship was clearing the easternmost tip of Crete on a heading to Cyprus.The well in Block 11, dubbed Onesiphoros West-1, is located at some 180km off the island’s southern shores, and at a distance of just 8km from the boundary separating the Cypriot and Egyptian EEZs.The drilling site is also approximately 40km from the Zohr super-giant gas field in Egyptian economic waters, where a 30-trillion-cubic-feet reservoir was discovered in 2015.In Block 11, the entire operation is expected to be completed by early September. According to Phileleftheros, should the drillship discover gas, drilling would last around 70 days, including the time needed to perform the first tests.The Mail is told that all support operations are in place in anticipation of the drillship’s arrival. This includes the heliport at the port of Limassol, from where personnel will be flown daily aboard the drillship, as well as the three support vessels- the Stephen Wallace Dick Tide, the Aldemir Souza Tide and the Troms Hera, a fire-fighting ship.In late June, Cyprus issued a maritime advisory for the drilling operations with effective dates from July 10 to October 15.Turkey’s seismic survey vessel, the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa, was meanwhile still moored at Tasucu Seka harbour, in the Silifke district of Mersin Province.The Barbaros had been dispatched to Cyprus, but returned to Turkey in late June just ahead of a conference in Switzerland aimed at hammering out a political deal on the Cyprus issue.The talks collapsed last Friday.Turkey, which does not recognize the Republic of Cyprus, questions the Greek Cypriots’ jurisdiction to conduct hydrocarbons-related activities. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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I no longer think children should play tackle football. who welcomed members of the forum to the Government House. Attorney Matthew Greenley said evidence presented throughout the trial will show Thundershield is guilty." and accused China of waging an "economic war" against the U. noting that wild wolves also howl as they get up after long periods of rest. commonly known as NHK In campaign speeches on behalf of a far-right candidate for the governorship of Tokyo Hyakuta claimed that the infamous Nanjing Massacre in 1937 never occurred and that Americans staged the postwar trials of Japanese leaders to cover up US war crimes He said those crimes included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the mass firebombings of Tokyo The staunchly conservative Abe himself caused diplomatic outrage in December when he paid his respects at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine a memorial to the Japanese war dead including 14 high-ranking war criminals Beijing Seoul and Washington strongly condemned the visit Now supporters of Abe who have been appointed to NHKs top decisionmaking body are fueling tensions by making revisionist or inflammatory statements Last week the new NHK chairman Katsuto Momii provoked outrage both at home and abroad when he said all of the countries involved in World War II maintained "comfort women" a euphemism for the system of forced prostitution employed by the Japanese military during the war years That charge prompted a frosty denial from the US embassy in Tokyo that American forces had engaged in any such activity Along with Hyakutas charges it was reported this week that another NHK board member had published an essay praising the leader of a nationalist group who committed ritual suicide in the offices of a major newspaper in October 1993 to protest negative news coverage Board member Michiko Hasegawa wrote that because the activist recited a brief prayer to the Emperor before shooting himself in the abdomen "His Majesty the Emperor has again become a living god”
 Hasegawa is a professor emeritus of Japanese cultural studies in Tokyo Japans Emperors were once worshipped as living gods but are designated under the current constitution as “the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people” As such they have no governing authority or official religious function Hasegawa who also has close ties to Abe published the essay in connection with a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the activists death The appointment of such staunch nationalists to NHKs board is part of a concerted campaign by the Abe administration to recast Japan as the true victim of World War II and put a more benign face on the countrys often brutal colonial practices says Jeff Kingston professor of Asian studies at Temple Universitys Tokyo campus "These are Abes cronies they agree with his revisionist views and now hes putting them in positions of power and influence" says Kingston "What they dont realize is that the right-wing revisionists are not convincing many people in Japan and they are not convincing people outside Japan What they are doing is creating a huge diplomatic problem" Japan is locked in increasingly tense disputes with neighboring China and South Korea over territorial and historical issues A spokesman for Chinas Foreign Ministry denounced Hyakutas statements on the Nanjing Massacre as "a barefaced challenge to international justice and human conscience" and called on Japan to "face up" to its history China says 300000 Chinese soldiers and civilians died in Nanjing during a weeks-long rampage by Japanese troops Although some mainstream historians put the number of casualties lower few if any deny the incident occurred Critics say the Abe appointees threaten the editorial integrity of Japans largest broadcaster "Just the knowledge of the character of the governors leads producers and journalists working for NHK to engage in self-censorship" says Michael Cucek a Tokyo-based research associate at MITs Center for International Studies Indeed NHK did not report chairman Momiis controversial statements on comfort women until he was grilled by opposition members during a Diet session three days afterward Nor had news of the debate over Hyakutas and Hasegawas statements appeared on the NHK news website as of early Friday despite more than 7200 messages mostly negative phoned in or emailed to NHKs headquarters Members of the opposition have called for the appointees to be replaced but an Abe spokesman said all had been speaking in their capacities as private citizens and had not violated government policy NHK is Japans largest television network funded largely by viewer license fees It produces round-the-clock entertainment and public-interest programming and operates news bureaus around the world The 12 members of NHKs board serve three-year terms They are appointed by the Prime Minister with approval of the Diet and exercise authority over NHKs annual budget and top executives Hyakuta is the author of several best-selling books including The Eternal Zero Abe and his wife attended a screening of the film version of the book over the New Year holiday The movie ends with the hero a pacifist fighter pilot turned Kamikaze flying his airplane into an American aircraft carrier Contact us at editors@timecom but it has not happened since 1948,According to court documents, And for the first year or so of Maduros tenure. one of Tang’s final columns for the FT a meditation on super yachts published on August 16 begins with a wistful reference to his Hong Kong boyhood and his memories of taking the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour. in a presentation about how nonprofit governing boards strive to improve their effectiveness.

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