Manitoba to issue apology to Pimicikamak for harms caused by hydro system

first_imgTim FontaineAPTN National NewsWINNIPEG – Manitoba’s premier will travel to a Cree community and personally deliver a letter of apology for harms caused by the province’s hydro system, according to a press release from Chief Catherine Merrick.In the release, Chief Merrick also says the months-long occupation of the Jenpeg Generating Station will end. People from her community had taken over the grounds of the dam in Sept., angry over what they say are decades of abuses and broken promises by Manitoba Hydro, the Crown utility responsible for the dam and the province.Now an agreement has been reached to begin talks that the Pimicikamak hope will “reset the relationship between the parties.” Those talks will include environmental clean up from damages caused by the dam – which was completed in 1979 – and profit sharing.A mediator, retired Supreme Court Justice Frank Iaccobucci, has already been appointed to oversee the process.No date was given for the premier’s apologetic visit to Pimicikamak territory and APTN received no response from our request for clarification from his office.tfontaine@aptn.calast_img read more

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7 Indian players to play County cricket before World Test Cship opener

first_imgNew Delhi: Seven of India’s Test specialists may play a few games for various English county sides to prepare for the inaugural World Test Championship series in July and August. The players that BCCI have zeroed in are Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, who will play County cricket. Pujara already has a three-year contract with Yorkshire and is set to play there again. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Pujara’s contract was a deal between him and the county and it’s a long term deal,” a senior BCCI official said on Friday. As far as Rahane is concerned, he is likely to sign a deal with Hampshire in the coming week and is waiting for the approval of all three Committee of Administrators. “CoA head Vinod Rai has already given his approval but Diana Edulji and Lt General Ravi Thodage are yet to give their approvals,” the official said. “With India set to play against the Caribbean in about fortnight after the end of the World Cup, the BCCI has prepared a proposal wherein their Test specialists can play some red ball cricket in months of June till mid July,” the senior official added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSome of the counties that BCCI is talking to include Leicestershire, Essex, Nottinghamshire. “During the last Test series in England, the BCCI has had discussions with the CEOs of all major counties so that our top Test players can play there in summers,” said the official. Ideally, the BCCI is looking at three to maximum four first class games for its players before the West Indies series. “The conditions are completely different save that they will playing with red Dukes which will also be used in the West Indies. It’s just that they will get game time. We are hopeful that all our seven Test players will be playing either Division 1 or 2 of the English county,” he said. India skipper Virat Kohli was supposed to play for Surrey last year but could not do so due to an injury.last_img read more

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Mazda recalls more than 200K cars in US Canada due to failing

OTTAWA — Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail.The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.The Japanese automaker traced the problem to metal deposits that can cause a wiper relay to stick, knocking out the wipers and limiting driver visibility.It says it has no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.Transport Canada says the recall affects more than 51,000 units in Canada.It says owners can take their vehicle to a dealer to have the front body control module replaced.— with files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Press read more

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Samantha Power says Sirisenas rash actions could stir violence

“Pres. Sirisena’s rash actions in #SriLanka are creating potential for destabilizing violence. Cannot ignore warning signs. Sri Lankans are counting on leaders at home, the region, the UN to step up with urgency to resolve crisis,” she tweeted. Power was a top member of the cabinet of former US President Barack Obama. (Colombo Gazette) Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power says President Maithripala Sirisena’s “rash actions” in Sri Lanka are creating potential for destabilizing violence.Power tweeted saying Sri Lankans are counting on leaders at home, the region and the UN to step up with urgency to resolve the crisis. She also tweeted saying “the dangers of #SriLanka constitutional crisis are clear: violence is possible & Rajapaksa’s return to power will likely end flagging efforts at ethnic reconciliation. Where is US diplomacy? SL must know suspending aid, targeted sanctions on the table”. read more

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Victims of FIFA scandal Small clubs and youth teams say they need

Victims of FIFA scandal? Small clubs and youth teams say they need money that was diverted by Stephen Wade, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2015 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated May 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A soccer ball designed with Brazil’s national colors, formed by a street performer into a receptacle to collect tips left by tourists, sits in front of the Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Brazilian Jose Maria Marin, the former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, was among seven high-ranking soccer officials arrested Wednesday in Zurich on U.S. charges of corruption. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) RIO DE JANEIRO – The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren’t as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can’t afford to travel and developmental leagues that can’t pay referees.Players and coaches can only dream about millions reportedly siphoned off by top soccer officials.“The reason that these people were able to make so much money corruptly goes to the love that people have for the sport,” Kelly Currie, the acting U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, said as 14 top world soccer officials were indicted. “And so it’s taking that love and skimming off the marketing rights that allowed these people to enrich themselves and line their pockets.”Take Fabio Braz, a 36-year-old defender on Brazil’s lower-division America Football Club, which is deep in debt and having trouble paying for basics. He doesn’t see money trickling down from powerful Brazilian Football Confederation, whose new $35 million headquarters is a monument to wealth and power and whose former president was arrested Wednesday.The indictment claimed Brazilian soccer officials took bribes for decades, selling off TV rights and marketing agreements while millions were delivered to them personally.“They take away our money,” Braz told The Associated Press after Friday practice. “We are here daily working our butts off, earning our keep, defending our families, fighting for our survival.”Narinder K. Bhatia, the vice-president of India’s Delhi Soccer Association, said little money trickles down to the grassroots.“It’s been very difficult to run the game,” Bhatia said. “We are unable to provide nutrition. A cup of tea and a snack is not enough for players during matches.”In South Africa, revelations that bribes were paid to get the 2010 World Cup have angered millions.The indictment said “youth leagues and development programs” were hit hardest by corruption. FIFA spent $1 billion on development projects the last three years. But it’s unclear how much of that money got to players and clubs, or ended up in the bank accounts of FIFA officials.Christopher Gaffney, who studies global sports events at the University of Zurich, said the victims stretch beyond field, pointing to businesses involved or hurt by the schemes: Employees making shoes in Asian sweatshops who went underpaid, while their companies paid millions in bribes; Nepalese workers who died building massive stadiums so tiny Qatar can host the 2022 World Cup.“The victims are hidden by the spectacle,” Gaffney said in an email. “White-collar crime has its greatest impacts on those who don’t own a suit.”___BRAZILA worker leaned a ladder on a wall at dawn Thursday and pulled down — letter by letter — a sign on the Brazilian Football Confederation building that read: “Sede Jose Maria Marin,” Jose Maria Marin Building.Marin’s was among those arrested in Switzerland and is charged with taking millions in bribes from multiple companies. He stepped down in April to become a CBF vice-president.About 45 kilometres (25 miles) north of the lavish CBF headquarters, Braz practiced Friday at Giulite Coutinho stadium, the home of America Football Club on the gritty outskirts of Rio.The club’s 11,000-seat stadium is surrounded by dilapidated cinderblock houses, abandoned factories and mountains of trash strewn at every corner.The club was one of Rio’s best 40 years ago, but now plays three levels below Brazil’s top teams.Braz has played for top Brazilian clubs and probably earns twice the average of 5,000 reals ($1,650) monthly salary for players on the team.“The majority of soccer clubs in Brazil have big problems,” Braz said. “Players aren’t paid, and then you see how the CBF benefits with so much money and luxury.”The 100-year-old club is $20 million in debt, said Wagner Tardelli, head of soccer administration at the club.Tardelli was a referee until he was pulled off a key match in 2008 by Marco Polo Del Nero, now the CBF president.Del Nero accused Tardelli of match-fixing. Tardelli sued Del Nero and won his case, but the scandal ruined his career. He said he’d like to see Del Nero “arrested and put in jail.”“What we see with the CBF is impunity,” Tardelli said. “The truth is the CBF operates as a separate state, and no president in this country has been able to change that institution.”Tardelli gazed around at a field of young players.“If this money had been used for the kids and junior leagues — for example — wouldn’t that have been a great help?”___INDIAAt the Asian Games last year, India was eliminated without scoring a goal. The massive nation has never played in the World Cup.Rahul Paswan practiced this week with the semi-pro Royal Rangers on the uneven turf at New Delhi’s Ambedkar Stadium.“The biggest problem for us is buying equipment,” said Paswan, an 18-year-old midfielder. “My family is unable to support me enough. I can’t think of buying top-notch soccer boots. We also seldom get to play on a decent field.”Bhatia, the vice-president of the Delhi Soccer Association, said development money from FIFA seldom filters down.“Most of the money is spent on high staff salaries and hotel bills,” Bhatia said. “There should be no diversion of money, it should go toward developing the game.”___AFRICARevelations of bribes from the indictment have been front-page news in South Africa, where soccer clubs are crying out for funding.South Africa’s northern neighbour Zimbabwe is a stark example in Africa of how soccer still struggles in poorer countries.The Zimbabwe Football Association recently had to auction off an artificial-surface training field for $115,000 to pay down its debt.In West Africa, FIFA has funded the Guinea Football Federation’s new headquarters, with gleaming offices and boardrooms, a reward for top officials who keep FIFA President Sepp Blatter in office.Critics say that money would have been better spent on fields and equipment.“FIFA has become a danger for small nations like Guinea,” Guinean political analyst Aliou Diallo said. “The heads there butter themselves up with the misery of our fragile economies.”___C. Rajshekhar Rao in New Delhi, Renata Brito in Rio and Gerald Imray in Johannesburg contributed to this report.___Stephen Wade on Twitter: read more

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Fire breaks out at Manchester Christie hospital building

first_imgA fire has broken out at one of the buildings belonging to The Christie Hospital.The incident is still ongoing according to the local fire service.The blaze is currently engulfing the Cancer Research building, which is next to the hospital. 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. The fire broke out at the Christie Hospital in ManchesterCredit:Will Huntington @willhuntington1 Insane fire at The Christie #Manchester #Fire #TheChristie— Trish. (@trish_373) April 26, 2017 “Any patients who are attending for treatment need to attend as normal and access the hospital via the Palatine Road entrance.”Patients should park in the multi-storey car park off Palatine Road. All the associated areas have been evacuated including any patient areas.”Patients should park in the multi-storey car park off Palatine Road.”The police were called because of the fire. The Greater Manchester Police told the MEN they were called to the Oak Road entrance of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute building at 10.43am.They said that several roads surrounding the site and The Christie Hospital grounds have been shut. It is believed the fire started on the roof of the Paterson Building this morning.Some on social media have captured pictures and footage of the fire. @MENnewsdesk christies hospital on fire— Dylsss🇾🇪 (@Dylsssmcr) April 26, 2017 A spokesperson for the fire service dealing with the blaze told the Manchester Evening News: “We were called at 10.36am this morning to a building fire at the Christie on Wilmslow Road.”Five fire engines are currently dealing with the fire. The fire service were not able to confirm where the fire had started, only that the incident was still ongoing.”Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire includes a three-storey office block and laboratory.The service said in a statement: “At 10.36am on Wednesday (April 26) the fire service was called to a building fire at Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Manchester.”Five fire engines and an aerial ladder are at the scene.”Firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using jets and hose reels to extinguish a fire involving a three-storey office block and labs.” There’s actually five fire engines— Jennifer Williams (@JenWilliamsMEN) April 26, 2017 A statement from the Christie Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “There has been a fire on the roof of the Paterson Institute.”All associated areas have been evacuated, including any patient areas. The fire service is on site.”For staff and patients, if they have not already been evacuated, need to carry on as normal. Will Huntington @willhuntington1last_img read more

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A Kindle loaded with ebooks is heavier than an empty one

first_imgOne of the major selling points of the Kindle e-reader Best Price at Amazon is its ability to store thousands of books without getting any bigger or heavier. Try and do the same with physical books and you soon wouldn’t be able to move under the weight, or even carry more than a dozen or so.Well it turns out the Kindle, or any e-reader for that matter, does in fact get heavier the more you fill up its memory with e-books. That may sound surprising until you hear just how much heavier it becomes.I was under the impression that data doesn’t weigh anything beyond the device weight it is stored on, but University of California, Berkeley professor of computer science John D. Kubiatowicz cares to differ. He decided to answer the question of whether an e-reader gets heavier with thousands of e-books loaded on to it for The New York Times.The additional weight is actually unmeasurable, but there is an additional weight on the order of 10-18 grams. This is because the transistors in the flash memory the Kindle uses distinguishes between a 1 and a 0 by trapping electrons. More data means more trapped electrons, which means ever so slightly more weight.So the extra weight actually comes just from the device storing more energy. Kubiatowicz worked out that the additional energy 4GB of flash memory holds when full is 1.7 times 10-5 joules, which translates into the 10-18 grams weight difference stated above.You will never notice this difference in weight when holding a Kindle, but it’s a good fact to remember in case you want to impress a fellow Kindle owner with your knowledge of the device.Read more at The New York Times, via The Guardianlast_img read more

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Totti tells a crazy story involving jail

first_imgThe Italian legend was visiting a prison and one fan volunteered to stay one more week in order to meet the former Roma footballerFans can go to great lengths to show their support for their teams.Others will go crazy if they get to meet their heroes in real life.And that’s what Italian football legend Francesco Totti remembers about a prison visit, where a fan volunteered to stay longer to meet his idol.The former Roma star tells in his book how in 2006 he visited Rebibbia prison in Rome with the whole squad.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“We went to visit the prison and take a tour of the cells, where everyone was detained. Everyone was very happy because for them to see a player inside was like seeing the Pope,” he was quoted by The Daily Mail.“There was this lad there that kept shouting, ‘Me! Me! Me!’ and wanted, at absolutely all costs, to take a photo with me. No-one would let him through, but he started to push his way forward and try and get closer to me to take a photo. I did not really understand why he was so determined.”The inmate was scheduled to be released one week before Totti’s visit, but he wrote a letter to the prison warden begging him to allow him to stay.“Even if I lived for another 100 years, I’ll never again have a chance like this to have my photo taken alongside Totti,” the inmate wrote in the letter.last_img read more

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Banks facing intensified liquidity crisis

first_imgBanks facing intensified liquidity crisisIslami Bank Bangladesh Limited has recently curtailed the authority of its branch managhers, making it mandatory to take permission of the head office for distributing loan amounting to Tk 500,000 and above.Any of the 332 branches of the country’s largest private commercial bank earlier could disburse any amount of approved loan.The IBBL has taken the step, as do other banks, in the wake of intensified liquidity crisis of banks in recent times, according to bankers and businessmen.Mainly the private banks have been plagued by the liquidity crisis, months before general elections, despite reluctance of many entrepreneurs in making investment decision in a potentially turbulent year.The private banks have slowed down the process of loan disbursement, and raised interest rate up to 13 per cent in their desperate bid to collect deposits.At least 20 private banks are currently facing liquidity crisis, according to the Bangladesh Bank officials.The banks are now trying to realise loan money, instead of distributing fresh ones, some bankers told Prothom Alo.Mid-level bank officials said there is a pressure from the authorities to collect more deposits from the people.The crisis heightens as the government organisations attempted to take back money deposited with some private banks.However, the government banks, which are sometimes given capital from taxpayers’ money, are exceptions.“The state-owned banks have enough money while private banks are facing liquidity crisis,” Association of Bankers’ Bangladesh (ABB) president Syed Mahbubur Rahman said.He also pointed out that many customers do not want to take loans as the election is nearing. “It’s a common phenomenon in an election year as is ahead of the budget.”Hossain Khaled, a director of the country’s one of oldest business enterprises Anwar Group, said, “The effects of elections generally are felt at the end of the election year, but this time around, the liquidity crisis has surfaced at the beginning of the year.”He acknowledged that businessmen remain cautioius while spending money in the election year. State-owned Sonali Bank, the largest one, is now lending money to most of the private banks.“All private banks are borrowing money from us. We’re are giving them money as much as we can, complying with rules,” said managing director of Sonali Bank Obayed Ullah Al Masud.He added that the Sonali Bank is now receiving more loan applications from those who were earlier refused by the private banks.Managing directors of three other state-owned banks — Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank and Janata Bank — said they, too, have a good amount of money to lend for investment.Customers not getting loansThe central bank officials said the lending rate was of single-digit a few months ago, but it has now touched even 15 per cent.The rate of the call money is on the rise, as well, according to bankers.Pubali Bank managing director A Halim Chowdhury said top business groups are also not getting loans easily.“The banks are thinking twice before approving any loan proposal,” he added.‘Crazy’ for moneyThe banks have raised interest rate thrice to 9-13 per cent on deposits — a rate which was just 5.22 per cent in 2016.Rupali Bank and Agrani Bank have also increased their interest rate.Bank officials said the depositors are running from one bank to another for getting better rates.The picture was opposite last year when some of the banks discouraged customers to deposit money.Forex reserve shrinkingAmid the rising price of US dollars, private bank officials forecast the crisis of dollars would further intensify in the coming days and as a result, the entire economy may suffer.Bangladesh Bank records say it has already sold $12 billion dollars in the current fiscal year. The rate of a dollar against a taka rises up to Tk 83 from Tk 78 within a year.The central bank had to pay Asian Clearing Union (AKU) more than $1.56 billion in January and February, compared to $1.155 billion in November-December.The latest foreign exchange reserve has decreased to $32 billion from $33.36 billion only recently.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islam.last_img read more

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Floating solar panels to come up on Bikramgarh Jheel

first_imgKolkata: In a unique initiative the state Power department, in collaboration with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), has decided to install a floating solar power plant on Bikramgarh Jheel in the southern fringes of the city.According to sources in the Power department, the plant would have a capacity of 300 KW and the power generated from the plant would be used for illuminating the Jheel during night. It has been learnt that as per the initial plans, the solar power produced by the plant will be sold to CESC during daytime. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA survey has already been conducted at the Jheel area to examine the viability of the project. A detailed project report has also been chalked out. The state Power department will provide technical support to the civic body, to set up the solar plants at Bikramgarh Jheel situated in Golf Green area. According to a senior official of the Power department, the project would cover an area of around 1 acre, out of the total 7.3 acre that the lake covers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSolar photovoltaic (PV) cells will be placed on the lake’s surface. The Power department and KMC officials will adopt the procedure of echolocation to measure the depth of the lake and bathymetry will be used for mapping the lake floor. According to the sources in KMC, apart from installing a solar plant on the Jheel, a beautification drive has also been initiated in and around it. The total cost of the project may go up to Rs 4 crore.Installing the floating panels is a part of the state government’s initiative towards the development of solar plants in the state on a large scale. It may be mentioned that the state Power department has started a series of projects, giving thrust on the alternative sources of power. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also laid emphasis on solar energy, through a project called “Aloshree”. Under this project, solar plants are being set up on the roofs of various government offices across the state. It has also been learnt that more such projects will be taken up in the future.West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) and the district officials have already identified the buildings where the solar panels could be installed. In many cases, the solar panels have already been set up on the roofs of various office buildings, schools and colleges. The state government has given a lot of stress on renewable energy. A great deal of work has already been done by the Power department to produce energy from solar power.Generating solar power has been given paramount importance, as it will not only reduce dependency on other energy sources, but will also help the government buildings develop energy required for their own consumption.The project also aims at installing a grid-connected solar system in government offices, which will prove handy in preserving the natural resources.last_img read more

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Yet another Demon Tree spotted in Ladysmith

first_imgPeople are seeing “Demon Trees” all over the place in Ladysmith, it seems. The latest one is in a spooky place too! Where? The local graveyard!A Ladysmith Gazette journalist received a phone call telling her that a resident living in Ladysmith had spotted a creepy tree at the graveyard. The resident had gone to pay her last respects to a loved one at the graveyard when she suddenly noticed the strange-looking tree.Well, you decide if it looks anything like a demon… It certainly has some folks talking!Also read: Demon tree in Poort Road?Also read: People complain about “Haunted House” in Ladysmith Also read: Another “Demon Tree” in Ladysmith? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The resident, who asked that her name not be mentioned, says the tree resembles wings and looks like an eerie ghost. She added that it is even more creepy being at the graveyard.Are “Demon Trees” multiplying in this part of the world or are people letting their imaginations get the better of them? Take a look at the photo and you be the judge!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Shocking road going up to the monuments

first_img“It is very sad that the local municipality has no interest in fixing our roads, not even the ones they know tourists will be travelling on to visit the battlefields or grave sites associated with the Anglo-Boer War,” fumed IFP councillor Abbas Warasally. “I was really disappointed not to visit the monuments in Ladysmith. I read about them and was really hoping to see them for myself, but due to the terrible state of the road leading up to the area, we could not,” said a despondent and disappointed tourist who was in town recently.According to the municipality, there are plans in action to repair that road within the next three weeks.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Tourists and local community members are complaining about the state of the road leading up to the monuments. It has been described as a terrible, gravel road with huge potholes and trenches which makes it virtually impossible to drive on. Tourists complain that they spend money to come and visit Ladysmith, and they look forward to taking in the historical sights (which includes visiting the monuments on the outskirts of town). Then comes the let-down when they are faced with the shockingly poor condition of the road and are afraid to risk damaging their vehicles. So, ultimately, going to the monuments gets struck off their list of interesting things to do. Even Ladysmith residents seldom head up there anymore, unless they have a powerful 4X4 vehicle that can handle any and all treacherous terrain. last_img read more

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Kyrgyzstans governing coalition collapses

first_img Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) – The chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s fragile ruling coalition says it has collapsed after a major defection from the four-party pact.Kanatbek Isayev said Wednesday that the Cabinet, including the prime minister, would carry on their duties in a caretaker capacity.The fall of the impoverished Central Asian nation’s government had been widely expected and follows months of increasingly bitter animosity among coalition colleagues. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Kyrgyzstan has been plagued by political instability since a popular uprising in 2010 led to the overthrow of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and the introduction of a new constitution that handed more powers to parliament.Explaining his party’s decision to leave the coalition, Ata-Meken leader Omurbek Tekebayev cited poor economic growth over the past year.Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. air base used for operations in nearby Afghanistan.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

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who reached the final in Dubai with Jamie Cerretani last week," Isaac said.The 15th Finance Commissionis expected to visit the state in May he said Issac also said the conclave was the beginning of a debate on Centre-State relations The North-South debate The decision to include 2011 Census was first introduced in the14th Finance Commission which gave a 10 percent weightage to the 2011 Census while allocating the Central tax revenue Like this piece in The Wire noted the political consensus was that the ratio of distribution cannot be arrived at based on current population after asking states to implement family planning measures The argumentthe southern states are making is that in the decades between 1971 and 2011 these states saw a steady decline in population growth rate whereas northern states showed no such sign The contention made by leaders like MK Stalin and Siddaramaiah is that using the 2011 Census data would result in a much-reduced flow of Central funds to the state which they term as "punishment" for investing in education and health schemes to reduce the fertility rates and see an uptick in literacy rates "We are all aware that the terms of reference of the 15th FinanceCommission have created apprehension about principles of fairness and equity in the distribution of national resources for development" Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday while inaugurating the conclave Attacking the BJP-led NDA government he said ToR was unprecedented in asking the Commission to consider proposing performance-based incentives beyond those relating to fiscal responsibility population and devolution to local bodies "This reflects the viewpoint and ideological inclinations of the Centralgovernment and are attempts to micro-manage the fiscal domain of states’" he said Andhra Pradesh finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said they were not blaming the Finance Commission or its composition They were against ToR ‘unilaterally’ stipulated by the Centre without consulting states he saidand demanded that it be reframed after discussions One of the ToR asks the Finance Commission to incentivise "efforts and progress made in moving towards replacement rate of population growth" Joint secretary of the 13th Finance Commission V Bhaskar noted in The Economic and Political Weekly that the replacement level fertility rate is defined as the total fertility rate (TFR) of 21 Out of the 29 states in India 18 have already achieved the desired replacement rate of 21 or less including all the southern states Female literacy rates in states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu are much higher than in states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh This shows a correlation between education and health; states with better literacy seem better prepared to implement family planning measures As The Wirenoted in its report between 1971 and 2011 Tamil Nadu and Kerala showed an absolute population growth of 56 percent and 75 percent respectively — the lowest among all the states Most other states showed an increase in the population growth exceeding 100 percent Uttar Pradesh’s showed an absolute population growth of 13802 percent while Jammu and Kashmir recorded the highest at 17182 percent When the 14th Finance Commission introduced the change in ratio by including the 2011 Census data it translated to a revenue loss of Rs 6000 crore for Tamil Nadu 19 percent compared to the 13th Finance Commission’s allocation ratio making it the worst affected state If the 2011 Census data is solely used by the 15th Finance Commission it could result in a loss of nearly 70 percent of Central tax revenue it was allocated by the 13th Finance Commission the report further stated In a statement on Wednesday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed the controversy over the finance commission’s recommendations “needless”? Negi has tried to depict the irony of Uttarakhand through this song,plains and none of them could claim themselves as a? Levels of their hemoglobin a1c (HbA1c), As a farm wife she shared in the dairy, Ike Ekweremadu. you may have presbyopia, Or it would just be a sex comedy, He warned there has already been "an inadvertent release of classified national security information” in a recent release of emails under the Freedom of Information Act.

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