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U.K. Not to Deport Skilled Migrants

first_imgCampaigners have welcomed a decision by the British Home Office to suspend the use of rules designed to prevent the settlement of criminals and terrorists against highly skilled workers, including many Indians, on the basis of changes (often minor) they have made to their tax submissions.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img

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Ahead of Messi’s Kolkata game, hoardings show Paraguay team instead of Venezuela

first_imgEven as Kolkata geared up for the much-awaited friendly football match between two South American rivals — Argentina and Venezuela — an embarrassing organisational goof-up has dampened the build-up to the historic game.Hoardings across the city advertising the game carried pictures of the Paraguay team instead of Venezuela. The Paraguay team in the red and white jersey, instead of Venezuela in their all red kit, have been depicted next to the Argentine team.Surprisingly, the organisers — Celebrity Management Group — denied any wrongdoing on their part. They blamed the website from where they downloaded the images. They claimed the official website of Venezuela football carried these pictures so they used them on the hoardings.While the organisers hide behind flimsy excuses, the Venezuelan team were remarkably unruffled by the goof-up.Venezuela coach Cesar Farias said, “It’s a normal situation because we are traditionally called Cinderella team in South America, referring to a team who has less possibilities. Some of these situations where we are not taken seriously are because Argentina are shown a lot of importance.”The Venezuelans might have chosen to overlook the error, but ahead of a football game of such historic importance to India the mistake reflects poorly on a nation looking to improve its standing in the world of football.last_img read more

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Jaguars Roar Back, Beat Giants, 25-24

first_imgJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The New York Giants have clinched another losing season. It could cost coach Tom Coughlin his job.The Jacksonville Jaguars turned two second-half fumbles into touchdowns and capped the biggest comeback in franchise history with Josh Scobee’s 43-yard field goal in the final minute on Nov. 30.The 25-24 victory ended Jacksonville’s four-game losing streak and extended New York’s skid to seven games.The Giants (3-9) are now guaranteed their second losing season in as many years. And getting beat by one of the NFL’s worst teams — not to mention blowing a 21-0 lead in the game — surely won’t help Coughlin’s chances of sticking around for a 12th season.“I know they are going to get it right,” Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said. “This is a great organization and they will make right moves to complete this team. My main concern is to keep fighting and finish strong. It’s never over.”This game appeared over at halftime.The Giants dominated the early going, scoring 21 points in the second quarter and looking as though they would notch their first victory since early October.But New York and Jacksonville played like different teams after the break. The Giants managed just 75 yards in the second half and fumbled three times, the first two leading directly to touchdowns.Josh Brown’s 33-yard field goal put the Giants back in front 24-22 with 3:26 to play. But Jaguars rookie Blake Bortles completed four passes and gained 11 and 20 yards on identical keepers, setting up Scobee’s winner.“We have to find a way to finish games and get wins,” Giants linebacker Devon Kennard said. “It’s not like we don’t have a talented group and not hungry for a win. There are close games coming down to the last drive, and we are just not finishing. We have to find a way to finish games and get wins.”The Giants had one final chance to win, but Eli Manning fumbled on first down.It was New York’s fourth late-game collapse in as many weeks. Losing to Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas seems more acceptable, especially compared to the flop in Jacksonville.“It’s a loss that we feel we should have won,” Coughlin said. “We’ve done this too many times. We just helped somebody beat us. Instead of forcing them to beat us, we helped them. … I’m upset with everything. And I’m upset with me. I start with me.”(MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma equals Sourav Ganguly’s record for 22 ODI hundreds

first_imgIndia vs Australia 1st ODI (Full scorecard): Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Rohit Sharma (133), MS Dhoni (51), Richardson (4/26)Rohit Sharma scored his 22nd ODI hundred and 7th hundred against Australia during the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Playing his 194th ODI, Rohit was under pressure when India lost Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu within the first four overs of their 289-run chase.Rohit Sharma was slow to begin with. But he had an able ally in MS Dhoni, who was under pressure after an ordinary 2018 when he scored only 275 runs from 20 ODIs. Rohit had returned home after scoring a fine half-century against Australia in the Boxing Day Test to be with his wife Ritika for the birth of their daughter Samaira.Rohit tried heroically but his 133 was not enough as India lost the first ODI to Australia by 34 runsIndia vs Australia 1st ODI in Sydney – Live Score”Daddy” Hundred for Hitman@ImRo45 brings up his 22nd ODI ton off 110 deliveries #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/fxfJVOedY4BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019Rohit Sharma is now joint third in the list for most ODI hundreds for India. Ganguly retired with 22 hundreds from 311 matches. Sachin Tendulkar (49)has the most ODI hundreds by any batsman followed by Virat Kohli with 38.Rohit Sharma is now second in the list of most hundreds scored in India-Australia ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 9 hundreds while Ricky Ponting is third with six hundreds.Even as Dhawan, Kohli and Rayudu failed, Rohit looked determined at the othe end and got off the mark with a huge six. He unleashed a few more of his patent strokes to intimidate Australia who were on fire after reducing India to 4 for 3. But Rohit Sharma loves feasting on the Australian bowling attack.advertisementBefore the Sydney ODI, Rohit had scored 6 hundreds including a double hundred against the Aussies from 28 ODIs. During the course of his innings, Rohit also became the third highest run-scorer in India-Australia ODIs.Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 3077 runs while Ricky Ponting is second with 2164 runs. Rohit Sharma is now followed by Adam Gilchrist (1622) and Matthew Hayden (1450).This is a dream start to the New Year for Rohit Sharma, who became a father only a few days back. In 2018, he was the second highest run-scorer in one-day internationals behind Virat Kohli. Last year, Rohit had scored 1030 runs and 5 hundreds from 19 ODIs.In 2018, Rohit Sharma had also captained India in the Nidahas Trophy and Asia Cup when Virat Kohli was rested. India won both tournaments.Several experts were aghast when Rohit Sharma was omitted from the two-Test series against the West Indies at home. But his consistency in limited-overs cricket forced the selectors to include him for the four-Test series in Australia where he scored his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015.Also Read | MS Dhoni hits 1st ODI fifty since December 2017Also Read | Rayudu comes on to bowl, questions raised on the legality of his actionAlso Read | MS Dhoni 5th batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for Indialast_img read more

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Women’s T20 Challenge good opportunity for youngsters: Mithali Raj

first_imgTerming it a ‘step ahead’, Mithali Raj feels the Women’s T20 Challenge will provide a platform to young cricketers to rub shoulders with the best in the business.Indian woman cricket team stars Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will captain the three sides — Velocity, Supernovas and Trailblazers, respectively — in the T20 Challenge that begins here on Monday.Four matches will be played among the three teams at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium with Supernovas taking on Trailblazers in the tournament opener. Compared with last year’s lone exhibition match, the 2019 edition is a marked improvement. “It is a step ahead,” Mithali Raj said at the pre-tournament press conference.”It offers an opportunity for our young players in domestic cricket to interact with some of the best in the world. When you get at least two games, you can field several youngsters. Competing with overseas players could benefit them,” said Mithali Raj, the highest run-getter in women’s international cricket.The India captain hoped by the next year there would be a full-fledged league. “We must understand that to start something different, we need to start small. Last year, we had just one game and this year they have added one more team and it’s a one-leg tournament. Maybe by the next year we might have a league.”The 36-year-old batswoman said the onus was on players to do well and they must ensure that.”Currently, it’s like testing waters as we need to see how people reciprocate and how teams perform. It’s important for us to perform well to grab eyeballs and attract more people to watch our matches. That will, probably, encourage the BCCI or the franchises to come forward to start a proper league,” Mithali Raj said.advertisementOpener Mandhana, captain of Trailblazers and the No. 1 batswoman in the ICC Women’s ODI rankings, said it would give seniors chance to play with juniors and see what they had got to offer ahead of the T20 World Cup in February 2020.”It’s an ideal opportunity for seniors, like us, to play with younger players. With the T20 World Cup just 10 months away, we could assess which players would perform well under pressure,” Mandhana said.Dashing batswoman Harmanpreet lauded the selection of venue. “It has improved a lot since we last played here four-five years ago,” she said. “The wicket looks good for T20 cricket. We have seen teams making good scores in the IPL,” she said.The tournament will also see big names from around the world with players from England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Bangladesh taking part in it.The final is on May 11.Also Read | Overseas players keen on Women’s IPLAlso Read | Australian Claire Polosak becomes first woman to umpire men’s ODIsAlso Seelast_img read more

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10 months agoREVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Bale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Baleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG star Kylian Mbappe would be a Real Madrid player if not for Gareth Bale, it has been revealed.AS says Mbappe chose to move to PSG from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 over Real Madrid because of the presence of Bale.A fee beginning at €180m rising to €214m had been settled with Monaco, but Mbappe refused to go to Madrid as he couldn’t see a place for himself in then coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans.It’s suggested if Real president Florentino Perez had agreed to sell Bale to Manchester United would’ve seen Mbappe arrive in his place.But as a source stated: “But Mbappé preferred to go to Paris because Florentino did not want to part with Bale…” last_img read more

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Nirav Modi’s extradition request reaches London court

first_imgNirav Modi’s extradition request reaches London courtThe UK Home Secretary moved the Nirav Modi extradition file to Westminster court, of which the ED has been informed.advertisement Munish Pandey MumbaiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 13:07 IST Nirav Modi was spotted in London today. (Photo:The Telegraph)In a very crucial development, the UK Home Secretary moved the extradition file of diamantaire Nirav Modi to the Westminster court in London. Top sources in the government told India Today that two days ago, the UK Home Office had sent the file to Westminster court and after examining the case may issue a warrant for a provisional arrest of Nirav Modi.India Today learned that the Indian agencies are aware of the developments. The extradition request by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was pending before the UK Home Secretary since September 2018.Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, who has been absconding since the Punjab National Bank fraud, was spotted by a London daily on Friday.A UK-based newspaper, The Telegraph, tracked down Nirav Modi in London. Nirav Modi, against whom an extradition request has been pending since September last year before the UK authorities, was seen sporting a handlebar moustache with full face beard.He was confronted by the newspaper on the allegations levelled against him but he refused to answer any question. Roaming freely on the streets of London, recognising Nirav Modi at first glance might be a little difficult for people. He has also grown his hair longer than what he used to keep earlier.Recently, the intel agencies had also provided input that Nirav Nodi had changed his appearance to disguise people.Multiple reminders to the UK authorities to initiate extradition process of Nirav Modi were sent by the Indian counterparts since the past few months.Recently, the ED attached properties of Nirav Modi worth Rs 147.72 crore in connection with the over Rs 13,000 crore PNB fraud case.advertisementThe attached properties belong to Nirav Modi’s- Firestar Diamond International Private Limited, Firestar International Private Limited, Radheshir Jewelry Company Private Limited and Rhythm House Private Limited.According to the agency, it was revealed during investigation that substantial proceeds of crime obtained fraudulently by Nirav Modi owned group of firms – Solar Exports, Stellar Diamonds, Diamond RUS from Punjab National Bank were diverted to Nirav Modi, his relatives and entities controlled by Nirav Modi.The ED had registered a money laundering case against Nirav Modi and others on February 15, 2018, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on the basis of an FIR registered by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under IPC sections 120-B r/w 420, 1860 read with Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.Allegedly, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others committed the offence of cheating against Punjab National Bank in connivance with certain bank officials by fraudulently getting the LOUs issued without following prescribed procedure and caused a wrongful loss to the bank.Several properties in India and abroad worth Rs 1,725.36 crore were also attached earlier. In addition to the aforementioned attachments, gold, diamond, bullions, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 489.75 crore belonging to Nirav Modi Group were also seized. A prosecution complaint has been filed in this case against Nirav Modi and others for the offence of money laundering.READ | All steps being taken for Nirav Modi’s extradition: MEAWATCH | Nirav Modi spotted roaming freely on London streetsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Nirav Modilast_img read more

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Landfill search begins for missing Winnipeg woman

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe search began Wednesday for a missing Winnipeg woman who is believed to have been murdered by a suspected serial killer.Tanya Jane Nepinak went missing over a year ago and Shawn Lamb has been charged in connection with her murder.Police are searching part of the Winnipeg landfill for Nepinak’s remains.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has this story.last_img

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Archdiocese opens door for unity in SA

first_imgThe announcement last week that the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) have severed ties with the Genuine Orthodox Christians (GOX) has sparked a sudden interest into whether or not unity is on the cards for the Greek Orthodox churches in South Australia. In light of the agreement between the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales (GOCNSW) and the Archdiocese – ready to be rattified by the members of GOCNSW on the Sunday 3 July – the Archdiocese has extended a new invitation to the Federation of Greek Orthodox Communities of Australia to bridge the divide that currently exists. As it stands, GOCSA are affiliated with the Autocephalic Church of America and Australia. This association does not solve the long standing problem that many people in the community face. The issue being that Greek Orthodox mysteries, such as baptisms and marriage, undergone in churches in South Australia under GOCSA are not being recognised by the Archdiocese and, subsequently, not recognised in Greece. This has been a cause of frustration within the Greek community of South Australia when second generation Greek Australians find themselves having to get re baptised when they choose to marry after discovering they are not christened in the eyes of the Archdiocese. A unity between the community churches and the Archdiocese will ultimately end confusion and frustration felt throughout the community. While Theo Maras, President of the Federation of Greek Orthodox Communities in Australia, denied any dialogue between the community and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese – during a recent interview with SBS radio on 26 May, his Grace the Bishop of South Australia, Nikandros of Dorileos, told Neos Kosmos this claim is untrue. “The reality is that two such meetings have taken place at the offices of St George Church, Thebarton, between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, and specifically between Mr Maras, Fr Diogenis Patsouris and myself. Whether Mr Maras remembers one or both of these meetings, neither of these were incidental, as Mr Maras mentioned in his interview on SBS radio – dated 22 October 2010 – but they were both pre-arranged, with the sole aim to discuss the ecclesiastical issue and try to find a solution,” said his Grace Bishop Nikandros. His Grace noted also that during those two recent meetings, and on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop of Australia Stylianos, he extended an invitation tthrough Mr Maras to discuss the return of the Federation’s communities to the Archdiocese. “As you know the reconciliation is a necessary step especially for the younger generation. Young couples who would like to get married have to agree prior in which church they will do so. If they get married in one of the schismatic churches, their marriage will not be recognised by the Helleni State, and as a result of that, many of them in the past had issues in dealing with Athens such as inheritance acceptance matters etc.” said his Grace Bishop Nikandros. During the two meetings mentioned above, the issue of community properties was also discussed. “I repeated categorically that His Eminence Stylianos is not interested in the properties as only the people are the wealth of the Church,” said his Grace Bishop Nikandros to Neos Kosmos. “It is a shame in a country like Australia, which is characterised by harmonious community relations, for the Greek community of South Australia to remain divided. The federation should change its attitude. They have a responsibility towards the community. The Greek community of South Australia is tired from the division as it creates unnecessary problems for everyone,” stated his Grace Bishop Nikandros. When the Bishop was asked if, in his opinion, current developments in New South Wales will have a positive affect on the federation’s willingness to resume dialogue he said he was unsure but remained hopeful that they will. His Grace Bishop Nikandros added that if a future agreement eventuates within the South Australian Greek Orthodox community, it will be along the same lines with the agreement within the New South Wales community.“I have to add that the attitude on behalf of Mr Maras really surprises us. I can’t explain it, but with the utmost faith, I believe that God will enlighten him and the other Members of the Federation to realise that their persistence on maintaining the divisions is not productive and it only creates problems. I encourage the Federation to move on and make a new start. Ongoing dissension would only create more problems. I feel that a great deal of responsibility lays on the shoulders of the Members of the Federation, if the issue is not resolved. The Archdiocese, with its ongoing sense of responsibility towards the community, has and always will embrace dialogue so that this issue may be resolved” concluded the Bishop. Neos Kosmos contacted Mr Maras in relation to this issue but on all occasions he was unavailable to comment. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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AHEPA NSW backs childrens charity event

first_imgAHEPA NSW is doing its part for the plight of sick and disadvantaged children across the country through the Variety Children’s Charity Bash.With a generous donation of $10,000, the Hellenic organisation became the official sponsor of Car 351, which managed to take out three awards, including Spirit of the Bash. AHEPA’s crew consisted of George Frilingos, a member of the Prometheus chapter, and his sons Arthur and Peter, along with associate M Coutts. Together, the four-man team drove from Bass Hill in New South Wales to Western Australia’s Bunbury, covering a distance of 4,598 kilometres in just eight days.AHEPA’s vehicle, Car 351. Though 20 years old, the car managed to travel a distance of 4,598 kilometres in eight days.In total, this year’s bash raised an impressive $2.4 million. For your chance to support this cause, visit Bunnings in Rockdale (383 West Botany Street) on Sunday 22 November from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm to see Car 351 and crew cooking sausages in support of Variety. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Le WiFi dangereux pour les spermatozoïdes

first_imgLe Wi-Fi dangereux pour les spermatozoïdes ? Selon une récente étude menée par des chercheurs argentins, les émissions Wi-fi d’un ordinateur portable pourraient influer sur la qualité du sperme humain. Elles réduiraient la mobilité des spermatozoïdes et dégraderaient leur ADN. Si les ondes émises par les téléphones portables font aujourd’hui l’objet d’un vif débat quant à leur nocivité, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) estime que les émissions Wi-fi, sont elles bien moins dangereuses. En effet, la puissance des ondes du Wi-fi est bien moindre comparé à celle des émissions de téléphone portable. Pourtant, il semblerait que le Wi-fi ne soit pas sans risque pour notre santé. C’est du moins ce que suggère une récente étude publiée dans la revue Fertility and Sterility. À lire aussiAlcool : la population des Pygmées Baka en danger depuis l’ouverture d’un barMenée par des chercheurs argentins, celle-ci indique que les émissions Wi-fi diminueraient la qualité du sperme humain lorsque les parties génitales y sont exposées de manière trop proche. Pour arriver à cette conclusion, les scientifiques de la Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva de Cordoba ont étudié le sperme de 29 donneurs qu’ils ont divisé en deux groupes. Les spermes d’un des deux groupes ont été placés pendant quatre heures sous un ordinateur portable téléchargeant des données via une liaison Wi-fi quand ceux de l’autre groupe ont été isolés de toute émission, rapporte le Nouvel Observateur.  Après quatre heures, les chercheurs ont alors constaté que 86% des spermatozoïdes étaient encore en pleine forme dans le second groupe tandis que 75% l’étaient dans le groupe exposé. Dans le détail, ils ont observé qu’en moyenne un quart des cellules sexuelles avaient cessé de nager et que 9% avaient un ADN endommagé dans le sperme exposé. Dans l’autre groupe, seuls 14% avaient cessé de nager et 3% présentaient des défauts génétiques. Eviter de travailler l’ordinateur sur les genoux D’après Conrado Avendano, l’un des chercheurs, le responsable de cette dégradation serait les radiations électromagnétiques émises lors de communications via wifi. Néanmoins, si les résultats de l’étude semblent parlants, lui et ses collègues soulignent qu’ils ignorent encore si cet effet “est induit par tous les ordinateurs connectés au wi-fi ou quels usages l’augmentent plus particulièrement”. Par ailleurs, ce n’est pas la première fois que l’on évoque les dangers pour l’homme de travailler avec un ordinateur installé sur les genoux et proches des parties génitales. Mais jusqu’ici c’était plutôt la chaleur émise par l’appareil qui était mise en cause.  Le 1 décembre 2011 à 15:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Tourists wont be allowed to stay overnight in St Martins

Tourists wont be allowed to stay overnight in St Martins

first_img.The government has taken a decision to ban tourists’ overnight stay in St Martin’s Island from 1 March.Also, no visitors would be allowed to go to Chhera Dwip and Golachipa area of the island.An inter-ministry committee on 23 September took the decision to save the endangered biodiversity of the lone coral reef island of the country.The decision was taken based on a report of the Department of Environment (DoE) filed on 9 September.According to the report, some 10,000-20,000 tourists visit St Matin’s everyday and stay there at night, risking the island’s biodiversity.Moreover, the roads built by the local government and other authorities are also damaging the island.The DoE report pointed out that the tourist influx has led to the depletion of the groundwater in the island.The saline water of the sea might replace the groundwater anytime, ruining the biodiversity of the island completely, according to the report.Human wastes, it found, have made the water of the island contain 10 times more bacteria than other places of the country.The committee has recommended that no motor cycle, car or speedboat should be allowed to run in the island. It has also recommended ban on GO bags which are being used to check erosion.Such bags are harming coral reef of the island, the report mentioned.The report insisted that no lights should be put on at night as the lights are disturbing the breeding of turtles.The report has said these decisions should be implemented within six months to one year.“All the infrastructures of the St Martin’s Island are illegal. We have served notice to the owners to evict these infrastructures and we would evict the structures if they don’t comply with our notice. But we would give them some time for removal of these structures,” environment and forest secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury told Prothom Alo.”In the long run, the island would be preserved only for biodiversity,” he added.In the medium term, the report has recommended bringing down the number of ship that would travel to St Martin’s to 2 from 20, online registration for visiting the island, and limiting the number of visitors to 500 maximum every day.The recommendations include ban on construction of new infrastructures and eviction of existing ones, banning generators and use of solar power instead, and a complete ban on sales of the land in the island.The long-term decisions include acquisition of land evictiion of all the hotels and motels, and relocation of the residents of the island elsewhere.About such recommendations, IUCN Bangladesh’s country director Rakibul Amin said there is no alternative to such steps as many countries around the world have banned tourists in the places where biodiversity is endangered.Recently, he cited example, Thailand has banned all kinds of tourism-related activities in Phi Phi Island of the Southeast Asian country.According to the report, the island is home to some 68 kinds of coral, 151 algae, 191 mollusca, 40 species of crab, 234 species of sea fish, four types of amphibian, 28 types of reptile, 120 kinds of bird, and 20 types of mammals.Also, 175 kinds of plants, 2 types of bat and five types of Dolphins live in the island.In 1999, the government declared the island an ecologically critical area (ECA) under the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act (1995). The law forbids any act that can possibly damage the biodiversity of the island.Four other laws also suggest the preservation of biodiversity of the island.Dwelling on the matter, biodiversity expert Reza Khan wondered how so many infrastructures were built in the island while so much laws were there to prevent such activities.“What has the authorities done so far? Corruption has brought the island at the edge,” he regretted and added that there is still a chance to save the island by following the directives of the environment department.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Galib Ashraflast_img read more

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Oikya Front decision on polls participation today

Oikya Front decision on polls participation today

first_imgDr Kamal Hossain. File PhotoKamal Hossain led-Jatiya Oikya Front will unveil its decision on joining or boycotting the 11th parliamentary elections on Sunday, reports UNB.Kamal Hossain will announce the decision at a press conference at the National Press Club at 1:00pm, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Talking to reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office after a meeting of the Oikya Front, he said, “BNP standing committee and 20-party leaders had meetings before the Jatiya Oikya Front’s one to decide about election participation. After a long discussion, we’ve taken a decision that Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain will inform the nation about our decision through a press conference.”Earlier, the BNP standing committee members followed by 20-party leaders held the meeting at the same venue.After the meeting of the 20-party alliance, LDP president Oli Ahmed said their alliance will come up with its final decision on joining the 11th parliamentary elections within a day or two.”We discussed the election issue and the country’s overall situation. We didn’t take the final decision yet whether we’ll participate in the election or boycott it. Our alliance’s main partner BNP will make the decision public after discussion with Jatiya Oikya Front within a day or two,” he added.Oil said their alliance is now giving its main focus on the release of their leader Khaleda Zia. “She’ll have to be freed to ensure an election atmosphere.”Accusing the government of arresting the leaders and activists of the 20-party alliance, he said a level-playing field is yet to be created.Replying to a question, Oli said the registered political parties under the 20-party will write letters to the Election Commission on Sunday informing it that they may contest the polls either with their own election symbols or with BNP’s election symbol if they decide to participate in the election.He, however, said his party, LDP, will contest the election with its own symbol if they finally join it.Top leaders of the 20-party alliance joined the hour-long meeting that began around 6:15pm.Earlier, BNP standing committee members held a meeting there and discussed the election issues.After the meeting with the 20-party, top leaders of the Jatiya Oikya Front also sat in the meeting with the BNP senior leaders.However, Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain could not join the meeting due to his illness.On Thursday evening, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in a televised address to the nation announced the schedule for the next general election.As per the schedule, the 11th parliamentary elections will be held on 23 December (Sunday) while the last date for submitting nomination papers is 19 November, the date for scrutinising nomination papers is 22 November and the last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers is 29 November.last_img read more

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Houstons Cuba Trade Mission Meant To Establish Economic Relationship

Houstons Cuba Trade Mission Meant To Establish Economic Relationship

first_img 00:00 /00:00 Listen X Share PexelsThe United States reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in July 2015.A Houston delegation’s three-day trip to Cuba comes a little over a year after President Barack Obama reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba and two months before United Airlines will offer a weekly nonstop flight to Havana from Bush Intercontinental Airport.“Really the mission aims to explore market opportunities and really promote Houston as a partner, a business partner, and a gateway for Cuba and Cuba’s business and trade,” said Bob Pertierra, chief economic development officer at the Greater Houston Partnership and one of 30 people from the partnership and the city to go on the trip.Council members Dave Martin, Jerry Davis and David Robinson will join Mayor Sylvester Turner on the trade mission, and the delegation includes representatives from healthcare, energy, education, port and airport.Pertierra said Houston is uniquely positioned to partner with Cuba, with its large Spanish-speaking community, its industry and location, but mainly because of its energy sector . For instance, he sees specific areas in which Houston companies could do business in Cuba.“You’ve got a lot of opportunities for the energy infrastructure that needs to be updated,” in Cuba, he said. “Also in terms of supply of petroleum products, that’s something that Cuba is going to have to figure out, how they’re going to supply their energy needs in the future.”Pertierra said tourism and sports are other fields where Houston and Cuba can benefit from each other. He also said Houston can learn from Cuban research in fighting the Zika virus.The delegation will travel to Cuba on Sep. 25 and meet with government officials before returning on Sep. 27.This is the first time a sitting Houston Mayor visits the island, according to the Mayor’s office. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Higher than average temperatures to continue

Higher than average temperatures to continue

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