Voicing optimism Ban congratulates US President on inauguration

Challenges – such as economic turmoil, climate change, peace and security issues such as disarmament and non-proliferation, and the food, energy and development crises – are global in scope and “require strong and collective responses,” Mr. Ban said in a statement.In Mr. Obama’s inaugural address yesterday, he “was explicit in committing his administration to tackling all of these problems, urgently and decisively,” speaking of the need to tackle global warming, promote clean energy and cooperate with developing nations.“This is also the work of the United Nations. Our goals are shared,” the Secretary-General stated. “Together, United States of America and the United Nations can look forward to a new era of strong and effective partnership, delivering the results and the change we need.”The UN Environment Programme also welcomed the swearing-in of the 44th US President, voicing hope in the new leader’s ‘green’ strategy.One of Mr. Obama’s main election promises was an energy policy to address climate change, spur job growth and curb US dependence on foreign oil and gas. He also said he planned to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 and create five million new environmentally friendly jobs.“Obama’s green jobs strategy could deliver a ‘quadruple win’ – dealing simultaneously with the economic recession, energy security, job creation and emissions,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.The incoming US administration is being hailed as “unprecedentedly green,” with the creation of the post of Energy and Environment Coordinator who will serve as Mr. Obama’s ‘Climate Czar.’Other appointments include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy and John P. Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at Harvard University, as the President’s Science Adviser.“These are not political figures [who came] to this issue yesterday,” Mr. Steiner said. “They are some of the most authoritative, competent and knowledgeable people.” 21 January 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today, “with great optimism,” congratulated Barack Obama on his inauguration as the new President of the United States, stressing that America and the Organization share a number of common goals. read more

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Case filed in Madras seeking extradition of Lankans

A public interest litigation petition (PIL) was filed in the Madras High Court Bench seeking a direction to the Centre as well as State Government to extradite the accused in a case registered in connection with the death of Rameswaram fisherman K.Britjo (21) who was allegedly shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy on the high seas on March 6, The Hindu newspaper reported.The case, filed by D. Raju of Naam Tamilar Katchi, has been listed for hearing before a Division Bench of Justices A. Selvam and N. Authinathan on Monday. Claiming that around 600 Indian fishermen had been killed so far on the high seas allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, the petitioner said that none of the accused in those cases was ever brought to book and made to face trial. Striking a comparison with the prosecution launched against Italian marines who reportedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, the petitioner said that the Centre had adopted a soft approach against Sri Lankan Navy personnel alone despite there being an extradition treaty between the two countries for surrendering criminals to each other for prosecution. The petitioner also accused the Centre of not providing proper protection to the Indian fishermen despite a specific direction issued by the High Court Bench in 2011 to deploy adequate number of Coast Guard vessels to monitor the movement of vessels across the International Maritime Boundary Line besides maintaining air surveillance over the area.“By taking advantage of the fact that there was no proper protection… the Sri Lankan Navy personnel are attacking the Tamil fishermen, snatching away their boats, damaging them and even killing the innocent fishermen… Incidents of the fishermen being shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy are continuing to happen in quick succession,” he said and accused the governments of inaction. read more

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Norway committed to help Sri Lanka monitor its fish stocks

Norway says it is committed to helping Sri Lanka put in place data based management of ocean resources, which will enable Sri Lanka to better monitor its fish stocks.The Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther noted the importance of sharing research findings with other Sri Lankan stakeholders both in the public and in the private sector to make informed decisions related to oceans and fisheries. Norwegian Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen successfully completed an ecosystem survey in the coastal waters of Sri Lanka from June 23 to July 16, 2018. The survey was part of the EAF-Nansen Programme implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research, Norway and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). He also reiterated the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources to achieve Sri Lanka’s economic growth. He expressed these views at an event held by the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR) to launch the main research findings of the survey carried out by the Norwegian Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in Sri Lanka in 2018. The survey was a result of Sri Lanka – Norway bilateral agreement to provide technical assistance to improve management of the fisheries sector in Sri Lanka and it provided training for Sri Lankan scientists and post survey data analyses.The aim of the survey last year was to carry out a marine resources survey around Sri Lanka with the expectation that the survey should provide Sri Lanka with up-to-date data, which will be useful for future management of the country’s fisheries resources.Ms Nina Brandstrup, FAO Representative in Sri Lanka said, “the successful completion of this programme in Sri Lanka is a testament to the longstanding relations between FAO, the Government of Norway and Sri Lanka. The findings of the survey will be an important baseline for FAO in supporting Sri Lanka achieve sustainable management of fisheries resources amidst mounting pressures such as climate change and pollution.” The visit of the RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen was also an opportunity to highlight the longstanding development cooperation between Sri Lanka and Norway, especially in the field of fisheries, which started in 1971. The Norwegian fisheries cooperation with Sri Lanka includes fisheries management, research and education, and private sector development. From 2013 to 2017, NOK 11.1 million (approx. 1.3 million USD) has been disbursed for these activities. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economy Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Dilip Wedaarachchi, State Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development also highlighted the importance of the resource survey and its findings to take necessary management decisions.K. D. S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economy Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, representatives of IMR, NARA, National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka and a number of other government officials were present at the event. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Cop retirement clip goes viral

Many begin their working lives thinking that retirement is the brass ring at the end of a long journey.But many reach this milestone and find it instead to be bittersweet.So it was for Chris Murray, a former constable with the Norfolk OPP who retired after a 30-year career at the end of May.West Region OPP’s media department captured the final, emotional moments of Murray’s service as he signed off over the radio and hung up his badge (No. 11160). The video was posted to Twitter and has gone viral.“Just emotional here,” Murray says over the radio to dispatch. “Going to go 10-7 for my career so I just want to put it out to all the units that I had a good run for 30 years; thanks very much for all the safety, and looking and keeping my back safe.“I’m going to miss everybody and all my co-workers. It’s a tough day. I’m going to miss you all so much.”As of Tuesday afternoon, the Tweet and accompanying video have been retweeted 239 times and have registered 988 likes. The video has been viewed more than 31,000 times.A lot of preparation went into the video. After Murray says his goodbyes, the camera cuts to his family, including son Brent, 20, and daughter Kayla, 23, who are in a different location in another vehicle.“He served the people of Ontario with pride, professionalism and leadership,” his daughter says over a radio to her father’s cruiser. “You have helped countless people in their darkest times and you will never be forgotten.”Murray’s son adds “Hey Dad, our entire family is very proud of you and what you have accomplished. It is time to come home. Dad – you are officially 10-7.”(“10-7” is radio communication shorthand for “out of service”).The video ends with an unidentified officer saying over the radio “I hear retirement is a pressure cooker. Be careful and have fun.”That was an inside joke because Murray often described a busy shift to his colleagues as “a real pressure cooker.”Murray is a native of London. From 1989 till 2002, he served with the Halton Regional Police.Around 2002, Murray grew tired of watching his wife commute by train every day to her job in Toronto. Murray noticed that the Oakville and Burlington area was growing rapidly so he spoke to his partner about moving to a quieter location to raise their family.Murray said the OPP welcomed him with open arms and gave him the choice of working in Cayuga or Simcoe. The family chose the latter and they have never looked back.“I didn’t make a mistake at all,” Murray said. “The quality of life since I moved her in ‘02 has been stellar. The people are just awesome. No rat race around here.”Murray will take the summer off to relax. In the fall, he will explore the possibility of part-time work with the OPP in court security or the prisoner transport division.The video was posted by West Region OPP in London.MSonnenberg@postmedia.comPlease watch and share as veteran #OPP officer, PC Chris Murray Badge #11160 of the #NorfolkOPP gives his final 10-7 after 30 years of dedicated service. “It’s been a great ride” and you will be missed, enjoy your retirement. Take care and Stay safe. ^es pic.twitter.com/2tvXxTtVVg— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 31, 2019 read more

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Sir Ken Dodd dies at 90 Comedy world pays tribute to one

first_imgMy intro to Ken 1999 Royal “I’m now going to say two words that will make you laugh Ken Dodd” and he did, he always did, thanks for all the chats and guidance, you always had time for everyone…Dear Doddy tattie bye.😞— Brian Conley (@RealBrianConley) March 12, 2018 Comedian Ken Dodd with two of his trademark feather dusters in 2016Credit:Christopher Furlong /Getty Sir Paul McCartney tweeted a picture of himself and the other Beatles together in the 1960s, along with a short statement in response to the comedian’s death. RIP Sir Ken Dodd. A legend and an inspiration. I have a lot to thank You for. I Was thrilled you had the best birthday party in Liverpool before you left us. Your city, friends,Family and Show business will miss you terribly. pic.twitter.com/iDeEC4yukJ— Claire Sweeney (@clairesweeney) March 12, 2018 Julian Richings, who has appeared in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand, described him as a “music hall great, entertainment legend, Liverpool pride”, adding: “The lights are out in Knotty Ash.”Lee Mead, who won BBC competition Any Dream Will Do to land the lead role in the West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, said he felt “lucky” to have met Dodd. As he marked more than 60 years of performing he vowed to his fans: “I can’t let the British public down, as long as they keep turning up – I’ll be there to give back the enormous happiness they’ve given me.” Paul Chan, known for playing Mr Wu in comedy series Benidorm, wrote about a chance encounter his mother had had with Sir Ken several decades ago. Ah, Ken Dodd has died. So happy I got to meet him once, and more importantly, saw him do one of his incredible 5 hour shows. He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz. A privilege, and a loss. RIP.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) March 12, 2018 He said of his marriage: “He asked Anne if she wanted to marry. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday.”He died two days later on Mother’s Day. Anne is obviously very upset. They had been together for 40 years. It’s a love story to beat them all.” Video: Sir Ken Dodd receiving his knighthood in 2017 Sir Ken Dodd leaving Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in FebruaryCredit:Peter Byrne/PA David Walliams, the Little Britain star, posted a picture on Twitter of Sir Ken with The Beatles as he described how “comedy flowed through him like water”. Sir Ken Dodd, surrounded by Diddymen, leaves Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Credit:Peter Byrne /PA Sir Ken Dodd arriving to give evidence at his 1989 trialCredit:PA Wire Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, meeting a leopard at Bristol Zoo Sir Ken Dodd, surrounded by Diddymen, leaves Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital  Sir Ken Dodd talking to the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, at the London Palladium in 1980Credit:PA Wire Brandishing a tickling stick and greeted by his Diddy Men, the star had vowed to carry on with his tattyfilarious comedy when he left hospital last month.”I’m going to teach my legs how to work again, they’ve forgotten you know, and once I’ve recovered myself I’ll get back to doing the job, which is the only job I’ve ever had,” he said at the time.”While I was in here, I wrote some new jokes, so it should be all right.” RIP Sir Ken Dodd. One of the all time greats. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and most of Saturday.— Gary Delaney (@GaryDelaney) March 12, 2018 ‘Legend and inspiration’: Tributes to Sir Ken DoddSir Ken Dodd has been described as a “legend” and an “inspiration” as celebrities and fans shared fond memories of the popular comedian.As news of his death broke in the early hours of Monday morning, fellow comedians and television stars paid tribute to Sir Ken on social media. Sir Ken, known for his unruly hair and teeth, performed his very last show just months ago, at The Auditorium in the Liverpool Echo Arena, in his native city, on December 28.But all 2018 dates had to be cancelled due to his illness and subsequent hospital stay. Sir Ken Dodd unveiling the Comedy Carpet at the foot of Blackpool Tower in 2011Credit:Dave Thompson /PA Comedy flowed through him like water. RIP Sir Ken Dodd. pic.twitter.com/v0FjVJVe1n— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) March 12, 2018 In the late 70’s he came to my mum’s chippy and ordered fish ‘n’ chips. He left and sat in his Rolls Royce, parked outside, eating them. Then he came back in to ask for the bin and drove off. My mum didn’t know who he was. That’s my Ken Dodd story.RIP Ken. https://t.co/LB0OIXpIZW— Paul Chan (@paulychan) March 12, 2018 Holmes said: “He’s not been well this year. Anne was in the process of cancelling all of his dates because when Ken goes on stage he’s up there for about four hours.”He said: “It’s been my privilege to have looked after him for 47 years. I’m privileged to have been there for him and he for me.”This time last year I was by his side when he got his knighthood and he was so very proud then. I shall really miss him.” Irish comedian Dara O Briain, known for hosting panel shows such as Mock the Week, remembered seeing him at one of his “incredible 5 hour shows”. So sorry to hear we have lost Ken Dodd.I met him once and I’ve never forgotten it.Gawd bless ‘im— John Challis (@BeingBoycie) March 12, 2018 Breaking the record for longest ever joke-telling sessionIn 1994, his Ken Dodd: An Audience with Ken Dodd show was filmed and released on video, followed in 1996 by the Ken Dodd: Live Laughter Tour and then Another Audience With Ken Dodd in 2002.Also a well-known singer, in 1964 he released his first single, Happiness, followed by smash hit, Tears, the following year, and then Promises.Over the 1960s, he entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest joke-telling session ever – 1,500 jokes in three-and-a-half hours. Comedian Russ Abbot paid tribute to Sir Ken. “Sadly another legend has passed away. An icon, a one-off and a true professor of comedy,” he said.”One of the greatest. How tickled I am to have known him.”Liverpool Council paid tribute to Sir Ken – a Freeman of the City – on its Twitter page. Queen Elizabeth II talks with Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd when the stars were presented at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium “Just laughed and laughed and tried not to drown in my soup. Thank you for the genius.”John Bishop, the comedian from Sir Ken’s native Liverpool, posted a black and white photo of the star on Instagram as he paid tribute to a “comedy legend”. Sir Ken Dodd helping plant a tree at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Knotty Ash One fan wrote: “Appropriate that this should be announced at about 1.15am as this is the sort of time his shows finished. What a legend, happiness was your greatest gift to us.”And another said: “Thank you for your amazing sense of humour and the laughs you left us with.”How Sir Ken tickled audiences pink for decadesSir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of “How tickled I am”.Hands on hip and in full command of his audience, he would demand: “Do you give in?” and later say of a particularly successful show: “By heck, we took no prisoners that night.”Sir Ken continued to perform right through to his later years, bringing the energy and stamina of a man half his age to his manic routines in theatres up and down the land. On turning 90: ‘It’s no use living in the past’For the milestone birthday on November 8, he was honoured by the Knotty Ash community with a party serving up jam butties and Diddy pies at Liverpool Town Hall.A Freeman of the City, he told the Liverpool Echo of the impressive anniversary: “There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s compulsory! And it’s no use living in the past – it’s cheaper but you can’t live in the past.”Knotty Ash is my home – it’s the centre of my life and always has been. My family are still here with me in memories. I had the most wonderful family – fabulous mother and father, and wonderful brother and sister.” “I’ve been overwhelmed by the love and affection which I’ve already received from dear friends and the public and I thank you all for being here.” Sir Ken Dodd, with two of his trademark feather dusters, helps to plant a tree at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Knotty AshCredit:Peter Byrne /PA A knighthood for comedy legacy and charity workSir Ken married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones, on Friday.His first fiancee, Anita Boutin, died of a brain tumour in 1977 aged 45 after 24 years together. He later found love again with Anne, a former Bluebell dancer.He was awarded an OBE in 1982 and was dubbed a knight by the Duke of Cambridge in 2017 – the year of his 90th birthday – in recognition of both his comedic legacy and his charity work. Sad to hear the news of Ken Dodd this morning. A man who gave us much joy. Led his life, and career with dignity. Lucky to have met the man.— Lee Mead (@leemeadofficial) March 12, 2018 This was followed by countless BBC series, including The Ken Dodd Show, Beyond Our Ken and Ken Dodd’s Laughter Show, and he entered the big time in 1965 with the longest-ever run at the London Palladium (42 weeks). There was no let-up in his astonishing ability to reel off joke after joke, with the rapidity of a machine gun for literally hours on end.Even when he was taken to hospital for a “minor operation” on New Year’s Eve in 2007. Sir Ken Dodd, the comedy legend and one of the most popular entertainers of his time, has died aged 90 just two days after getting married.The star – famous for his epic stand-up shows, his tickling sticks and Diddy Men – died on Sunday in the house in which he was born.His wife, whom he married at at home in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash  just two days earlier, was at his bedside.The Liverpool comedian left hospital on February 27 at the end of a six-week stay for a chest infection.He wed Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday and an announcement was due to go out later this week about the marriage. Comic Brian Conley, the former Royal Variety host, remembered introducing the late comedian, in a tribute posted on Twitter. Sir Ken Dodd leaving Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital after a severe chest infection in February Contradictions and insecurities behind his comedyBut behind the hair, teeth and offbeat humour dwelt a mass of contradictions and insecurities.Spending almost the entirety of his life based at his childhood home – a rambling mansion in Knotty Ash in Liverpool – his carefully guarded private life received an unwelcome airing in 1989 when he endured a five-week trial accused of tax fraud. He was acquitted following a brilliant defence by George Carman QC.After 35 years in showbusiness, he told the court: “Since I am stripped naked in this court, I might as well tell you the lot.” Many fans also paid their own tributes, and many of Sir Ken’s infamous jokes were shared on Twitter. “A performer has to have something in his or her psyche I would call ‘a comic imp’… That imp is always with you sitting on your shoulder or in your shadow.” He was known by colleagues for being careful with cash despite earning up to £10,000 per month.Sir Ken told accountants that he lived on annual expenses of just £3,500, had not bought a new suit for two or three years and never had a holiday until he was 51.A career that began charging twopence for puppet showsThe entertainer’s career kicked off after his father bought a Punch and Judy for his eighth birthday, and he began charging school friends twopence to sit on orange boxes and watch the puppets. It was a penny to stand at the back and a cigarette card for the hard-up.He left school at 14 and worked with his brother Bill, heaving Arley cobbles and Houlton kitchen nuts for six years as part of his father’s business.But in his spare time, the former choirboy was singing and developing a stand-up comic routine at working men’s clubs – script by his father, costumes and general support by Mrs Dodd. He would describe himself as “Professor Yaffle Chuckabutty. Operatic Tenor and Sausage Knotter.” Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, pictured for the announcement of a new eight-week series of his show "Doddy's Music Box" on ABC Television in London Sir Ken Dodd unveiling the Comedy Carpet at the foot of Blackpool Tower in 2011 Sir Ken Dodd, with his future wife Anne Jones, picking up his investiture at Buckingham Palace in November 2017 Other tributes came from actor John Challis, who played Boycie in comedy television series Only Fools and Horses, and Hollyoaks actor Annie Wallace, who described him as a “true son of beautiful Liverpool”. It came just hours after completing a four-hour sell-out gig at Liverpoool’s Philharmonic Hall. The Queen talks to Ken Dodd after the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in 1965Credit:PA Wire Sir Ken Dodd talking the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, at the London Palladium in 1980 He explained: “I am not mean, but I am nervous of money, nervous of having it, nervous of not having it,” and described money as a yardstick of success – “important only because I have nothing else”.The trial transformed Liverpool Crown Court into a sell-out theatre, with fellow comics Eric Sykes and Roy Hudd called as character witnesses.His counsel described him as a fantasist stamped with lifelong eccentricities – such as keeping love letters in a safety deposit box and hoarding £336,000 in the attic – due to a close-knit family upbringing. Sir Ken Dodd promotes a new eight-week series of his show Doddy’s Music Box in London in 1967Credit:PA Wire Sir Ken Dodd, with his future wife Anne Jones, picking up his investiture at Buckingham Palace in November 2017Credit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Ken Dodd poses backstage with the Bluebell Girls during a rehearsal for the show "Doddy's Here Again" at the London Palladium Sandi Toksvig said of Sir Ken: “Best dinner companion I ever sat next to. Don’t think I said a word. Sir Ken Dodd arriving to give evidence on the second day of the defence case at his trial Speaking outside their home, Lady Anne Dodd said: “I have lost a most wonderful husband. We first met when I was in the Ken Dodd Christmas Show in 1961 at the Manchester Opera House.”I’ve had the supreme joy and privilege of working and living with him as a partner for the past 40 years.”The world has lost a most life-enhancing, brilliant, creative comedian with an operatically trained voice, who just wanted to make people happy. He lived to perfect his art and entertain his live and adoring audiences. Sir Ken Dodd meeting a leopard at Bristol Zoo in 1957Credit:PA Wire RIP Sir Ken Dodd, Freeman of Liverpool and comedy genius. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anne and their friends and family at this very sad time. pic.twitter.com/5WjzhGJ2Sv— Liverpool Council (@lpoolcouncil) March 12, 2018 The Theatre Royal, Nottingham, saw his £75-a-week debut in 1954 as Professor Chuckabutty.Within two years he was topping the bill at Blackpool, with bits such as the famous Diddy Men, the Broken Biscuit Repair Works, the Jam Butty Mines, the Moggy Ranch and the Treacle Wells. Comic Gary Delaney called him “one of the all time greats”, and, referencing the fact Sir Ken’s shows could often last for hours on end, added: “The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and most of Saturday.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Sir Ken’s publicist Robert Holmes said: “To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats. There is no one else that comes close.”He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago. He’s never lived anywhere else. It’s absolutely amazing.”With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and a genius.” Sharing his showmanship techniques: ‘You’re like a gladiator’Days previously, he shared his showmanship techniques, telling a newspaper: “You’re like a gladiator. You buckle on your sword and helmet and you have to take on the audience.”You have to do a show with an audience and structure the act so that you start with the ‘hello’ gags, then the topicals, then the surreal stuff. Eventually, you can go wherever you want and say whatever comes into your head: ‘How many men does it take to change a toilet roll? I don’t know. It’s never been done’.” Paul on Ken Dodd… pic.twitter.com/ytd8SyRtip— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 12, 2018 Television personality Claire Sweeney, a fellow Liverpudlian, shared some photos of the star’s 90th birthday party on Twitter.Alongside them, she wrote: “RIP Sir Ken Dodd. A legend and an inspiration. I have a lot to thank You for. I Was thrilled you had the best birthday party in Liverpool before you left us. Your city, friends,Family and Show business will miss you terribly.” Sir Ken Dodd poses backstage with the Bluebell Girls during a rehearsal for the show ‘Doddy’s Here Again’ at the London PalladiumCredit:PA Wire Sir Ken would later joke publicly about the case, but it was far from being a laughing matter at the time. Liverpudlian comedy legend Ken Dodd OBE poses for a portrait after he officially opened the refurbished St John's Marketlast_img read more

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Ratko Djurkovic sacked by Lovcen Cetinje

Lovcen CetinjeMontenegrin handballRatko Djurkovic Most successful team from Montenegro, Lovcen Cetinje sacked coach, former Yugoslavian and Montenegrin NT and line player of many teams in Serbia, Montenegro, BiH and Hungary, Ratko Djurkovic, after defeat at home against the biggest rival in this edition of domestic Championship, Mojkovac 21:22. Lovcen is currently at the second place, but new formed Management thinks that this roster must won champions title.Two best teams from Montenegro are planned to start Regional “S” League with other teams from Ex-Yugoslavian countries and Tatran Presov from Slovakia. ← Previous Story Handball Argentina – Apertura 2011: Champion Quilmes lost at home Next Story → Miro Pozun leaves Celje PL at the end of the season

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RNL win in Montpellier – Veszprem and Vardar take new points

← Previous Story EHF CL: RNL in Montpellier – Celje attack Skopje fortress Next Story → EHF CL Saturday: What happens with defense? 66 goals per match! The “Group of Death” in EHF Champions League this season, gave some answers on Saturday. The only thing with which Veszprem’s fans can’t be satisfied is that Momir Ilic lost the TOP place at the list of TOP scorers (Lazarov scored 57 ahead of Ilic with 53), but against Chekhovskie Medvedi 38:31 everything went so easy for Antonio Carlos Ortega men. Marguc with 9 and Zeitz with goal less were the best of Hungarian team tonight.RK Vardar had difficult task to beat Celje Pivovarna Lasko 34:32 (19:17). After great battle in the first 45 minutes, VArdar made 5:1 series led by Serhei Gorbok and came on +5 (32:27) which was enough for routine ending…Rhein Neckar Lowen won important points in Montpellier 33:29 (18:14) which pushed them towards second place in the Group. Now, Uwe Gensheimer and Co. have their destiny in own hands, with two home wins over Veszprem and Vardar, they will took second spot before TOP 16…STANDINGS: 1. MKB-MVM Veszprém7700212:184(28)14 3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen7403177:167(10)8 5. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko7205202:209(-7)4 6. Chekhovskie Medvedi7016215:249(-34)1 3. Montpellier Agglomeration …7223188:193(-5)6 2. HC Vardar7412209:201(8)9 read more

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Digital Music Sales Will Overtake CDs in 2012

first_imgAccording to a recent study by Strategy Analytics, a market analysis firm that helps companies identify trends and market data, next year will be the first year that digital music sales will overtake CD music sales in the United States. If you’re asking yourself “people still buy CDs?” you’d be surprised to know that traditional CD sales in the US brought in $3.8 billion in revenue last year, and is expected to drop to around $2.7 billion in 2012. Clearly there are still people buying CDs, and lots of them: the market isn’t going anywhere. At the same time, digital music sales are on the rise and have been for years, but the firm predicts that next year digital music sales – with Apple’s iTunes Music Store leading the way – will top $2.8 billion. The report also notes that for all of those billions of dollars, music labels are still “struggling,” as the overall music market is still shrinking overall. Fewer people are buying music in general, and the report notes that the entire industry will shrink from $6.2 billion in total sales in 2010 to $5.5 billion in 2012. They note that digital sales, while growing, aren’t growing as fast as music labels would like. The cause of the overall shrinking is up for debate: the RIAA and industry groups claim piracy is to blame, while other groups note that streaming services that offer free ad-supported music on demand are taking the lead, and still other groups blame the death of the traditional album: more people are spending $0.99 for individual songs they want instead of spending $20 for the entire album because the individual song wasn’t available on its own. [via Electronista]last_img read more

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All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish

first_img Share279 Tweet Email12 Source: Susan Daly/Twitter Short URL 14,924 Views By Aoife Barry Source: Creative Ireland/YouTubeA NEW, AMBITIOUS plan to boost Ireland’s cultural creativity has been launched today by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.Under the plan, Irish schoolchildren will have access to music tuition, communities will come together to create cultural plans, and Ireland’s ‘global reputation’ will be unified as it becomes a “global hub” for film and TV production.The Creative Ireland programme was launched by Kenny and Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe at the National Gallery of Ireland this morning.Creative Ireland, which is being described as the Government’s legacy programme for Ireland 2016, is a five-year initiative running from 2017 – 2022.The programme comes in the wake of the huge 1916 centenary programme this year, which involved thousands of events taking place across Ireland.The plan is built around five pillars:Enabling the creative potential of every childEnabling creativity in every communityInvesting in our creative and cultural infrastructureIreland as a centre of excellence in media productionUnifying our global reputationThere are a number of key initiatives due to be delivered in 2017, including:The publication of a five-year Creative Children plan which will enable every child to access tuition in music, drama, art and codingEach Local Authority will appoint a Culture Team to drive local needs and will publish a Culture Plan for their own countyA new annual cultural day, Cruinniú na Cásca to be held nationwide on Easter Monday each year, replicating the very successful Reflecting the Rising event, which was held in Dublin this year Funding for @creativeirl you may be asking? @Paschald says he + @EndaKennyTD are “full square” behind it with capital pic.twitter.com/tDP6UmgCe3— Susan Daly (@BiddyEarly) December 8, 2016 All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan The plan is built around five pillars and will involve communities, schools, and arts stakeholders. Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 11:53 AM 24 Comments The Departments of Arts and Social Protection will also devise a mechanism, under a pilot scheme, to assist self-employed artists who have applied for Jobseekers Allowance.Under Creative Ireland, an annual County of Culture will be named each year from 2018.Due next year is a planned investment programme for Ireland’s cultural and heritage infrastructure, including our national cultural institutions.Finally, in the wake of successes like Star Wars and Room, there are plans for an industry-wide, long-term plan “to develop Ireland as a global hub for film, TV drama and animation”.“Together we can do extraordinary things” Dec 8th 2016, 11:53 AM File: Children from St Agnes Community Centre for Music and Arts in Crumlin perform for Sabina Higgins and the board of management. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandSpeaking at today’s event, An Taoiseach described Creative Ireland as being “about placing culture at the centre of our lives, for the betterment of our people and for the strengthening of our society”.Together we can do extraordinary things: we can make Ireland the first country in the world to guarantee access for every child to tuition and participation in art, music, drama and coding. We can make every local authority a dynamic hub of cultural creativity. We can unlock the huge potential of our people in the creative industries. And we can make an important statement to ourselves and to the world about the interdependency of culture, identity and citizenship.Minister Humphreys TD said that Creative Ireland was inspired by the “extraordinary” public response to the Centenary Programme.Thousands of events were held around Ireland as part of this programme, and Humphreys said the government wants to build on this.“We now want to build on the success of the commemorations and plan ambitiously for our arts and culture sectors for the years ahead,” she said. “Creative Ireland will ensure that children can participate in the arts from an early age, and it will drive cultural engagement in every county nationwide.”She described it as a “very ambitious” public policy initiative – “possibly the most significant for the arts and cultural sectors in a generation”.“The Government recognises that high quality infrastructure is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector and that such investment underpins social cohesion and supports strong and sustainable economic growth,” added Minister Donohoe TD.It’s understood that the plan to enable all Irish school children to access tuition and participation in art, music, drama and coding will begin in September 2017. The plan will also see the Charter for Arts in Education being fast-tracked and resourced.Cruinniú na Cásca, an annual programme of arts activities and cultural reflection, will be held on Easter Monday, starting in 2017.Investment programmes in the National Gallery, National Library, National Archives and National Concert Hall are already underway, and the Department of Arts is set to work with cultural institutions and key stakeholders to prepare investment plans to address infrastructure needs. The plan is to develop an overall capital strategy for the cultural and heritage sector, which would include digitisation projects and the building of national cultural collections.Creative Ireland will develop a platform for a major initiative in the media production sector – involving the Irish Folm Board, RTÉ, the independent production sector, third-level institutions and other stakeholders – to “position and enable Ireland to be a leading international centre” for media production.Finally, the fifth pillar – unifying Ireland’s global reputation – is described as “particularly important” in the wake of Brexit. Under this, the website Ireland.ie will be used as a “national website for Ireland”.Creative Ireland will “will create a communications programme based on an authentic representation of Irish culture and creativity, representing Ireland as a great place in which to live, in which to invest, to visit and in which to study”.“Investment boost” neededThe National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), which was established in 2009, welcomed the Creative Ireland initiative, saying it is hopeful that it will mark “a sea change in national arts and cultural policy”, but cautioned that it must be matched by a long-term investment boost.It said the proposed social protection changes “offer a longer overdue safety net for self-employed artists”.The NCFA met with Minister Humphreys and the Ireland 2016 team to advocate for a number of key principles and proposals related to the initiative.NCFA Chairperson Jo Mangan said:If transformational investment is delivered in the coming years as a result of this ambitious Government initiative, Ireland will finally be able to consign to history its unenviable position at the bottom of the EU league in terms of average GDP spending on arts and culture. We have the chance now to tap fully into our most extraordinary natural resource – our innate creativity – for the lasting benefit of all our citizens.Read: Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved>Read: ’It’s cultural vandalism’: TDs and Senators criticise Arts cuts in the Budget> http://jrnl.ie/3127296 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Artillery fire butterflies coexist

first_imgJOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — An un-developed stretch of native prairie in south Puget Sound offers one of the few habitats in the world where a 2-inch butterfly thrives. It is also the main artillery impact range for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.The Army’s Stryker combat brigade and other troops regularly practice military maneuvers and live-fire training on acres of scenic, open grassland where a small population of Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly feed on nectar of native blooms, mate and lay eggs.The butterfly’s listing as a federal endangered species in the fall “has the potential to cause major restrictions on training,” said Jeffrey Foster, an ecologist at the military installation.That has the Army working to boost the numbers of butterflies, once found at more than 70 sites in Puget Sound, Oregon and British Columbia but are now reduced to 14 sites. The effort mirrors others by the Army at installations around the country. At JBLM, 44 miles south of Seattle, the program is helping not only the Taylor’s checkerspot, but the streaked horned lark and Mazama pocket gopher.In October, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said the Taylor’s checkerspot was in danger of becoming extinct and designated nearly 2,000 acres in Clallam County, Puget Sound and Oregon’s Willamette Valley as critical habitat. The USFWS said it considered “military training under present conditions a threat to the short-term and long-term conservation of the Taylor’s checker-spot.” The eight-wheeled, armored Stryker vehicle and soldier foot traffic can crush larvae and damage plants on which the butter-flies rely.last_img read more

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Former fire cadet welcomed home from hospital

first_imgYou can helpFundraiser for Jack Fletcher’s medical expenses• When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday.• Where: Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 101, Battle Ground (Phone: 360-723-5223).Follow Jack Fletcher’s progress at: www.facebook.com/prayingforjackfletcherBATTLE GROUND — When his family brought him back home Saturday from a long hospital stay, Jack Fletcher had a slight detour. He rode the last few miles in a fire engine.It was just one of several surprises awaiting the Fletchers as they finally brought their son home, almost two months after a near-fatal auto accident.There were several banners — “Welcome home Jack” and “We love you” — along the fence at Prairie High School, facing Northeast 117th Avenue.There was a huge sign welcoming him back to his neighborhood. And that’s where dozens of friends, neighbors, rugby teammates and members of the fire cadet program greeted him with hugs and handshakes.And, of course, there was Clark County Fire & Rescue’s cadet engine. For two years, the cadet engine was something of his rolling red classroom when Fletcher was a student in the agency’s fire cadet program. Fletcher was the program’s cadet chief last year.Valree Irwin, this year’s cadet chief, was among those gathered at the cadet engine, waiting for the Fletchers’ car to pull into the shopping center parking lot with their former classmate.last_img read more

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Rep Birch asks governor to move special session to Anchorage

first_imgRep. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, argues over the debut of an oil tax credit bill, during a floor session of the state House in February. He wants the Legislature’s October special session to be held in Anchorage. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)An Anchorage lawmaker is requesting the Legislature’s October special session be held in Anchorage instead of Juneau.Listen nowIn a letter to Gov. Bill Walker, Republican Rep. Chris Birch argued it would save money and increase public participation on crime legislation — Anchorage lawmakers and residents have expressed concern over a spike in crime there. Birch sent the the letter Wednesday after attending a town hall on crime in Anchorage the night before.In it, Birch said maximizing public engagement with Senate Bill 54, which would modify last year’s Senate Bill 91, a criminal justice reform bill, is crucial to addressing constituent concerns.“This isn’t an effort to move the capital or anything of that nature,” Birch said. “It’s an effort to bring some balance and recognize that we need to be accessible to the public and certainly at this time money savings are certainly a plus as well. I mean if three quarters of the Legislature can basically forgo transportation and associated costs with relocation for a month, that’s just a bonus.”Birch added that many legislators are likely planning to attend this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, which wraps up two days before the special session begins.Birch said he spoke with the governor and his chief of staff about the letter, and expects the majority of the Legislature to support his request.On Friday at a breakfast event at Commonwealth North in Anchorage, Walker was asked why the special session couldn’t happen in Anchorage.“Well, the Capitol’s in Juneau. Gavel to Gavel is in Juneau. Alaskans all over the state are able to participate through the Gavel to Gavel process and be able to observe what goes on, ” Walker said. “So yes, it would be more convenient to have it in Anchorage. That’s not where the Capitol is. And if the Legislature would like to convene and move it to Anchorage, I won’t oppose that.”Juneau Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III said he thinks the request is short-sighted in several respects.“One is we will have to fly regular staff to Anchorage in order to support any activities,” Kito said. “We currently don’t have a location suitable to have the entire House meet. That would have to be procured. And the other challenge is we don’t have Gavel Alaska in Anchorage, which means that the public would be less involved, even though he said they would be more involved.”Kito said Alaskans are able to weigh-in electronically through the Legislature’s teleconference system. He also said that when the Legislature last met in Anchorage in 2015, they had about the same number of people attend the hearings as they regularly see in Juneau.“I do think we will hear from as many people on the teleconference line or through letters to the committee on SB 54,” Kito said. “I think we have probably a better opportunity to connect with Alaskans if we’re in Juneau and we have the ability to broadcast all the information.”Kito said he will speak with his fellow Juneau legislators and together they will encourage Walker to keep the session in Juneau.Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan could not be reached for comment. Juneau Rep. Justin Parish had yet to review the proposal when reached.KTOO’s Andrew Kitchenman contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Drishtikone premiered amidst much fanfare

first_imgDrishtikone, one of the most awaited films from the house of Surinder Films, directed by Kaushik Ganguly, was premiered in Kolkata, amidst much fanfare. The entire cast and crew members including Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Ganguly, Kaushik Sen, Anupam Roy, Rupankar Bagchi, Iman Chakraborty, Paloma were present at the star-studded premiere. National Award Winner, Kaushik Ganguly – one of the most sought-after directors of contemporary cinema, who is instrumental in lending voice to the current issues, exploring the society in a completely different light, defining human relationships and unfolding the various layers that comprise of these relationships – has come up with the story of Drishtikone. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”I conceived Drishtikone with Prosenjit and Rituparna along with Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Sen and myself in mind. The on-screen chemistry between Prosenjit-Rituparna is unparalleled. The magic created by them is amazing. The entire cast and crew members have put in their best efforts in the making of Drishtikone. It is heartening for us that the trailer and the songs have created a buzz in the market and people are looking forward to watch the film. Drishtikone is one of my dream projects, something which I yearned to present for years. We all are hopeful that Drishtikone, the 48th film of Prosenjit – Rituparna pair will create a milestone in the history of Bengali cinema”, said Kaushik Ganguly. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt is a story about a successful lawyer, Mitra (Prosenjit Chatterjee) – who lives a happy and content married life and Sen (Rituparna Sengupta) – who seeks Mitra’s help with a serious and complicated legal case. It is during the whole pursuit of solving the case that the two prime characters of the film get enrolled in a relationship and the definition of their relation keeps evolving throughout the length of the film; a relation which speaks of love that is not quite known to us. It is a different insight into the journeys of friendship and love through various perspectives (Drishtikone). Churni Ganguly is seen as Mitra’s wife and has a very crucial role in the story. Kaushik Ganguly will mesmerise the viewers with his cameo yet again in a very important part in the film as Sen’s brother-in-law. The music for the film has been composed by Anupam Roy which is a chartbuster. Apart from Anupam, the songs are rendered by Iman Chakraborty, Rupankar Bagchi and Paloma.Drishtikone has released in all the major single screens and multiplexes across West Bengal.last_img read more

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Killer Deal Google OnHub Router Now 55

first_imgThe right Wi-Fi router can improve your home network connectivity. While you could rent one from your ISP, we’ve got a deal that will pay for itself in just a few months.  For a limited time, Newegg has the Google OnHub Router on sale for $54.99. Normally priced at $99.99, that’s $45 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this Google router. By comparison, some ISPs can charge up to $10/month to rent a router. The router features peak performance of 265Mbps, a range of 160 feet, Gbps LAN port, and USB 3.0 connectivity. Google OnHub Router: was $99.99 now $54.99 @ NeweggThe OnHub router is one of the easiest routers to set up. It boasts a beautiful design, great mobile management apps, and useful network monitoring tools. For a limited time, it’s $45 off at Newegg.View DealThe cylindrical OnHub has a brushed-aluminum base and measures 4.1 x 4.6 x 7.5 inches. Integrated into its design are 13 antennas, which includes 6 each for its 2.4- and 5GHz bands. (There’s also an antenna for monitoring network congestion). With its huge array of antennas, the OnHub really shines at long distances and is a solid choice if you want to eliminate dead zones. In our OnHub router review, the OnHub took about 5 minutes to set up. Like every other device in the Google ecosystem, it requires a Google account. You’ll also need to use the Google On app which is available as a free download for Android and iOS to configure it.We used Ixia’s ixChariot software to test the OnHub’s performance, which proved solid in long-distance transmissions. It provided 104.9 Mbps of bandwidth at 140 feet, compared to just 19.8 Mbps for other routers like the TP-Link Archer C7. We also liked its beautiful design, easy-to-use mobile management apps, and useful network monitoring tools. Overall, the OnHub is a solid choice, especially at its new low price.last_img read more

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Costa Rica head football coach Wanchope quits

first_imgUPDATE:Wednesday, August 12, 3:30 p.m.After just six months, zero wins, and one public brawl, Paulo César Wanchope announced his resignation as the head coach of Costa Rica’s national football team on Wednesday at a press conference in Proyecto Gol.“We’re all human and sometimes we can lose our senses,” Wanchope said. “And yesterday I lost my senses disgracefully.”In front of an overflowing room of reporters and television anchors, Wanchope repeatedly said he regretted the way he reacted on Tuesday night, when he got into a scuffle at a match in Panama.“Until someone puts their hands on you, you never really know how you’re going to react,” he said about the fight, which was caught on video and immediately made its way to international media outlets and went viral on social media.The prompt resignation leaves FEDEFUTBOL officials little time to look for a coach ahead of “La Sele’s” Sept. 5 friendly with Brazil in New Jersey.“The important thing is to name a coach as soon as possible,” Federation President Jorge Hidalgo said. “We can’t wait long because there are games coming up next month. Football doesn’t wait for you.”Hidalgo said he has not yet decided on an interim head coach, but mentioned that he would talk to new assistant coach Oscar Ramírez to possibly gauge his interest in the position.Original post starts belowPaulo Wanchope has stepped down as the head coach of the Costa Rica men’s football team, according to the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL).Late Tuesday night Wanchope was involved in a fight at a pre-Olympic game of Costa Rica’s under-23 team in Panama. Video of the fight showed Wanchope hitting a security guard after he was reportedly denied access to the field. Wanchope’s short career ends with an official 0-4-5 record, though he did lead “La Sele” to a win in the Central America Cup as interim coach.We will update this story as more information becomes available. Facebook Comments “@MiDiarioPanama: [Noticia del momento] La pelea que protagonizó Wanchope en Panamá. http://t.co/rvmb1cBXG9 pic.twitter.com/MnfD6jPls2”— La Portada (@LaPortadaSPORT) August 12, 2015center_img Related posts:VIDEO: Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope brawls with security guard at Panama football stadium Football: Spain comes from behind to hand Costa Rica its third consecutive loss Arsenal’s Joel Campbell stars on Costa Rica roster for Ticos’ first post-World Cup match WATCH: Saborío scores, Costa Rica edges Oman 4-3 in first leg of Asia tourlast_img read more

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New York City and Milan embark on citytocity tourism partnership

first_imgThe Trade, Productive Activities, Tourism and Territorial Marketing Department of the City of Milano, has joined NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, to announce a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between Milan and New York City. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor Trade, Tourism and Territorial Marketing of the City of Milan Franco D’Alfonso and NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon. The two-year agreement—the first of its kind between New York City and a city in Italy—includes a reciprocal multimedia marketing exchange between the two destinations, joint promotional support and the sharing of best practices in tourism.The city-to-city marketing exchange includes a swap of outdoor media in New York City and Milan. In Milan, about 700 posters promoting New York City in winter will appear in the centre city, showcasing NYC & Company’s new seasonal campaign, ‘Unlock NYC’.As part of the new agreement, New York City and Milan will also share best practices in tourism management in an effort to increase the number of visitors between both markets in the year ahead.last_img read more

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Cyprus to resort to UN Security Council if Turkey drills in EEZ

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades has not ruled out resorting to the UN Security Council if Turkey tries to drill for gas inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.Should this happen, the president told Greek state television ERT, the government will exhaust all diplomatic and political means at its disposal.In an interview with ERT, Anastasiades pointed out that a solution, but not just any solution, to the long-standing Cyprus problem, is the answer to the problems.Anastasiades said reunification talks cannot resume because of Turkish claims regarding the island’s natural gas.He also said that the Turkish Cypriot leadership is under the complete control of Turkey, adding that the deadlock in last July’s negotiations is due to Ankara’s unacceptable positions.Furthermore, he noted, there were also some “unfortunate and rushed decisions” on the part of the UN.Anastasiades said the island’s energy programme will continue despite Turkish threats.Turkey’s behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean indicates that Ankara wishes to become “an energy hub and be the only source of supplying energy to the West.”“Energy planning and methods of transporting natural gas cannot be the result of one country’s choices but the outcome of collective decisions,” he said.The president ruled out joint exploitation or joint management of Cyprus’ natural resources with the Turkish Cypriots prior to a political settlement.The government has repeatedly said that the benefits from the exploitation of the republic`s natural resources belong to both the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots.“The answer to problems is the solution of the Cyprus issue, but not just any solution,” he told ERT.In February, Turkish vessels prevented a drill ship commissioned by Italian oil giant ENI to approach a target for exploratory drilling.You May LikeDailyArmyGuy Goes Nuts When He Can’t Get an Adult Coloring Book For FreeDailyArmyUndoJolly Ray9 Amazing Uses For Vinegar That You’ll Want To KnowJolly RayUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Korkolis brings magic to the stageUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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Q: But isn’t there a risk of contracting the virus off the job as well A: If you move around you never know who is infected and who isn’t This is the bigger problem for me personally You have to basically avoid contact with local people which is very difficult because these are friendly people they like to touch each other I actually think passing through the airport on my way out was the highest risk They are bringing hundreds of people into a very confined space with a lot of direct contact so if you get a patient into that environment you are going to have exposures It is a ridiculous situation Also they are checking your temperature three times before you get into the airport but if you look at the people that do this kind of work they don’t really know how to use the devices They are writing down temperatures of 32°C which everybody should know is impossible for a living person All the checks they do are completely useless because they are done by people who are not well trained or overwhelmed by the number of passengers It is just a disaster and it needs to be fixed Q: What did you do in Monrovia A: We came to Liberia with the mission to go to a smaller town up in the northern part of the country very close to the border with Guinea and Sierra Leone There is a hotspot up there But when we got to Monrovia MSF just started to operate this tent structure that they call ELWA3 an Ebola treatment center on the outskirts of the city It had 120 beds at the time we left but they are scaling up to 400 that is their goal Patients are lying on mattresses on the ground in tents ELWA3 is currently not set up for intravenous support so it is only oral rehydration and certain supportive medications antimalarials or antibiotics if appropriate to treat secondary infections At the time we got there there was also only limited capacity to confirm the infection and separate those who are actually sick from Ebola from others MSF was desperately looking for laboratory support So the mission lead decided that we would stay with ELWA3 Q: So you started doing diagnostic tests A: In the first 3 weeks we basically did nothing but testing for Ebola using PCR It’s very simple diagnostics Just Ebola: yes or no But it was overwhelming at the beginning Among the new submissions the positivity rate was up to 90% or even higher Q: You have seen many outbreaks of Ebola What is different about this one A: We still believe it was caused by a single introduction of the virus into the human population What is different is that we see a lot of human-to-human transmission chains Normally there are a few three or four maybe But now there are many more chains of transmission Q: There has been speculation that the virus could mutate or has already mutated to spread more easily How likely is that A: I don’t think there is any data right now to support that If you look at the virus sequence it falls within the normal range of Zaire Ebola strains Of course any of these mutations could have a dramatic effect which we don’t know right now But there is nothing obvious that would point to a more transmissible more virulent virus or a change of transmission route You can speculate in every direction of course but I think it should be fact-based it should be data-based and I think it makes absolutely no sense to bring in aerosol transmissibility as a potential I think this is really not helpful unless you have data to support that Q: Is there any genetic data from Ebola strains in Liberia A: Right now our diagnostics is largely based on sequence data from Sierra Leone But it has become very very important to get the sequence of the currently circulating virus strains in Liberia to make sure that our assays are working properly There is one gene target that we are not using anymore because we were missing cases Q: At the moment you are storing some blood samples from patients in Monrovia but you’re not sending any samples out to be sequenced A: No and that is a very common situation It goes into the discussion of intellectual property In my view the owner of the specimen is the patient first of all and then the country so the ministry of health or the government So in order to bring samples out of Liberia there needs to be some kind of agreement in place that this is allowed and that takes time People are working on a memorandum of understanding and I think and hope we’re going to get it very quickly But you cannot just export clinical samples without proper permission Q: So you haven’t done any science yet A: I think at the moment this is strictly outbreak response and there is no time to do research But I hope that once we have reached the peak and are on the downside—I cannot tell you when that will be—that we will get the opportunity to do some more clinical research that will help us to better design treatments and prophylactic measures and to better design patient management Right now I don’t think it’s time Q: You’ve done a lot of research and helped develop one of the candidate vaccines that is going to be tested now Is it going to help end this epidemic A: At the moment the focus is very much on experimental vaccines and treatments Those things would help but I don’t think they will show an immediate impact on this outbreak Really outbreak control measures should be the key Q: I would have thought you were more positive about your vaccine candidate A: Of course I would like to see it used We just have to be realistic How many people would you have toimmunize to see that impact I think with the amount of doses that are currently available this is just a drop in the ocean I don’t know how many people you would have to reach In measles people talk about a necessary coverage of more than 90% Q: But measles is much more infectious than Ebola Models suggest that if only half the people are protected from Ebola by a vaccine that could already stop the outbreak A: Right but how many doses do you need to achieve 50% I think we just don’t have the doses at the moment Without the proper production I think it is just an almost useless discussion I have no idea of how quickly production could be scaled up to produce enough doses Q: But many people are expecting this outbreak to take many more months Doesn’t thatmean that vaccines could play a role even if they are months away A: I agree we certainly need to move on and consider it But I would warn people to expect an immediate impact on this outbreak because that is not realistic We could maybe see a little impact There is a lot of discussion of using a vaccine to protect health care workers And maybe there is enough to do that But is that ethical Who do you pick Who do you protect *The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the 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