2015 NYC Memo – 10.08.2015

first_img38 teams have nominated to participate in the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium from Wednesday, 16 September to Saturday, 19 September 2015. Please find more information in the documents below in relation to the event. NYC UpdateNYC Team CodesNYC Draft Tent MapNYC TFO Tour Leaders OverviewKeep up-to-date with the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com and www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNYC Memolast_img read more

ExMKO Grand Chief travel claims dont match cell phone records audit

first_imgRead APTN’s ongoing investigation into former Grand Chief David Harper’s spending while head of Manitoba Keewatinowi OkimakanakJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA federal probe into the spending of the former grand chief of a Manitoba organization representing some of the poorest First Nations in the country has found tens of thousands of dollars in questionable claims, according to numbers contained in draft portion of a report provided to APTN National News.The financial probe of former grand chief David Harper and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) was conducted by auditing firm KPMG under a contract with the federal Indigenous Affairs department.The investigation was launched in September 2014 after the federal department received complaints over alleged spending irregularities by Harper and MKO. The department authorized KPMG auditors to review the organization’s books all the way back to 2010.While the department says the review of Harper and MKO’s books is still “ongoing,” APTN National News has been provided some of the results contained in a draft copy of KPMG’s findings.The auditors examined about $450,000 of expenses incurred by Harper and determined only 36 per cent could be substantiated, according to the draft report.About $77,000 worth of travel claims filed by Harper did not match-up when cross-referenced with the former grand chief’s cell phone records, according to the draft report.Current MKO Grand Chief Sheila North-Wilson said in a statement she would not be commenting on the issue until the final report is released and she has discussed the findings with MKO’s 30 First Nation chiefs.APTN National News has learned that North-Wilson, elected as grand chief in September 2015, received a draft copy of the report in a package late last year. The package included a letter from Anne Scotton, head of Indigenous Affairs’ audit and evaluation branch, an about 20-page report summary, and the draft report which was about 200 pages in length.Harper could not be reached for comment. It is rumoured that he is considering a run for chief of Garden Hill First Nation, which is one of the 30 MKO-member First Nations.MKO-member First Nations are some of the poorest in the country.The KPMG probe of Harper and MKO included a review of the use of funds from Indigenous Affairs and Employment and Social Development Canada, Harper’s expenses, money paid to the organization’s former director of finance and contracts issued by MKO.While he was grand chief Harper faced allegations of financial mismanagement and of using MKO funds for personal purchases like guitars, flights for his girlfriend and car repairs.MKO chiefs had previously asked Winnipeg-firm Lazer Grant to conduct a full forensic audit into the organization’s books after they discovered the former director of finance was making $250,000 a year.The Lazer Grant audit discovered some electronic equipment submitted for review had hard drives wiped-clean. Harper was also accused of obstructing the forensic audit.MKO sank into the red by nearly $1 million under Harper’s leadership and the organization was on the brink of being put into co-management by Indigenous Affairs.Indigenous Affairs said it would be posting the final report will be posted on the department’s website.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Ohio State enters conference tournament as No 1 seed

The Ohio State field hockey team isn’t satisfied with a regular-season championship. On Saturday, the No. 5-ranked Buckeyes (15-3, 5-1 Big Ten) won a share of the Big Ten Championship, defeating Iowa 3-0. OSU split the Big Ten title with Michigan after both finished 5-1 in league play. It is the third time the OSU field hockey program has won the Big Ten Championship, with wins in 2001 and 2006. The celebration was short-lived, however, as OSU quickly shifted its attention to playing in the Big Ten Tournament. “It’s a new season, it’s postseason. We are 0-0 now,” junior back Jenn Sciulli said. OSU will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament because of its head-to-head win over Michigan on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes have a first-round bye and play the winner of Michigan State (14-4, 3-3 Big Ten) and Northwestern (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) in the second round. “The bye will be good because we will have fresh legs for the semifinals,” Sciulli said. OSU enters the tournament as winner of nine straight games. The Buckeyes have out-scored opponents 39-4 and shut out five teams during the winning streak. “We have a lot of confidence right now,” junior co-captain Aisling Coyle said. “We are definitely playing our best (field) hockey, which is what you want heading into the tournament.” This year OSU will try to avoid another early exit from the tournament. In the 2009 Big Ten Tournament, OSU entered as the No. 2 seed only to be upset in the first round by Penn State, 2-1. “Penn State was ranked last and we were expected to beat them, so I think we were a little complacent,” Coyle said. “We’re not going to be complacent this year at all. We will take every game as it comes.” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson stressed the importance of keeping players focused and not becoming overconfident. “They know it’s important to play one game at a time and to not take any (of) your opponents lightly,” she said. “You know you have to play your best every game when it comes to tournament time.” OSU will play the winner of Michigan State and Northwestern in the semifinals Friday at noon. The Championship Game will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. Northwestern is hosting the tournament in Evanston, Ill. read more

Cesc Fabregas drops Arsenal return hint

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dropped a major hint over his potential return to Arsenal once his contract at Stamford Bridge ends in seven monthsThe 31-year-old Spaniard has been on the fringes of Chelsea side since the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.Although he has got a couple of chances to make an impact under Maurizio Sarri, it’s obvious the ex-Napoli boss prefers Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, and Kovacic over the former Barcelona star.Widely recognized as one of the best playmakers the Premier League has seen over the past ten years, Fabregas has been one of the cornerstones of Blues’ 2017 EPL title.However, due to a lack of playing time, Catalonia native is considering a departure, hoping to find some regular first-team football.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The British publication, Football London, have transcribed Fabregas’ interview with Marca, where the player expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, traveling… I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style, I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”When asked about the potential return to Arsenal, Fabregas replied:“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know.”The Spain international has played a total of 215 Premier League games with the Gunners before returning to Barcelona in 2011.last_img read more

Wenger advises PSG to sign Ramsey

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey.The French champions have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the signature of Aaron Ramsey and have received rave reviews from his old boss Arsene Wenger, Metro claims.Ramsey is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave the Gunners after they surprisingly withdrew their contract offer despite months of positive talks.It had been reported that Ramsey’s destination is Munich, but reports in France claim PSG have been advised to try and sign him by Wenger.The former AS Monaco manager who signed Ramsey back in 2008, has a good relationship with PSG’s owners and has been linked with the sporting director role at the club.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Wenger has met with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel previously and talk of singing the Wales international came up, with Wenger Le Parisian’s fears.Arsenal are reportedly mulling over whether to cash in on Ramsey when the transfer window reopens in January should they receive a good enough offer.Though the 27-year-old can begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement to leave  free as soon as the window opens.Bayern are understood to have held talks with the former Cardiff MSN’s representatives with Ramsey demanding around £200,000 in weakly wages as well as a huge signing-on fee.last_img read more

UCI Commercial Fishing Outlook For 2019 Season Far Better Than Last Year

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A run of approximately 6 million sockeye salmon is forecasted to return to Upper Cook Inlet in 2019, with an expected harvest by all user groups of 4 million, according to numbers released by the Department of Fish and Game on Thursday. The commercial fishery harvest in 2019 is estimated to be approximately 3 million sockeye salmon, which is 200,000 fish more than the 20-year average annual commercial sockeye salmon harvest. The run forecast for the Kenai River is approximately 3.8 million, which is 200,000 greater than the 20-year average run of 3.6 million. Brian Marston, Area Management Biologist: “The sockeye salmon forecast are slightly above average and looking far better than last year. It doesn’t mean a whole lot of difference at first in our management for this year, because we will still be in our second year for the Monday, Thursday fishing periods. The real caveat this year will be like last year which will be what happens with the Kenai River late run king salmon.”  If, during the summer, fishermen have information or questions concerning the commercial fishery, the Soldotna Division of Commercial Fisheries staff can be reached by phone at 262-9368, by fax at 262-4709, or by mail at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite B, Soldotna, 99669.last_img read more

In Other News Intrepid Spirit Center Opens at Camp Pendleton

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A grand opening ceremony will be held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., today for the Intrepid Spirit center, an $11.5 million facility which will treat active-duty military patients who suffer from the physical and psychological effects of brain injury. The treatment facility is the seventh of nine facilities at military installations funded by the New York-based nonprofit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The center, which opened its doors Monday, will operate as a part of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and expand its existing program at the Concussion Care Clinic, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. An estimated 550 to 600 patients are expected to be referred to the center each year.Photo courtesy of Naval Hospital Camp Pendletonlast_img read more

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WCTV Seeking Help With Wildcats Sports Coverage

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Interested in being a part of Wildcat Sports coverage on WCTV?Wilmington Community Television is holding a meet-up on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6pm to 7pm, at WCTV Headquarters (10 Waltham Street).This meet-up is designed to bring together people who have covered games in the past with those who might be interested in the future. Learn about what’s involved and meet the staff members (Marty and Adam) who are coordinating coverage.This is open to students, parents, or just people in the community who want to be a part of the crew from time to time.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Television.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”last_img read more

WATCH Srinagars SMHS Hospital leaves terminal cancer patient without stitches after surgery

first_imgMarried couple left paralyzed after eating canned green beans [Representational Image]Creative CommonsA 25-year-old man from Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara region, suffering from late-stage cancer, was left without stitches after doctors at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital asked him to go home post-surgery.According to his family members, they took him home for two days but soon his intestines became visible and they rushed back to the hospital. “However, even then the doctors said that there are more critical patients in the emergency departments who need to be operated and the patient with open stitches can wait,” the family member claims in a shocking video that has gone viral.The video also shows a doctor entering into a scuffle with the relatives of the patient who said they were pleading to them to stitch up his wounds.When the gross negligence of the hospital administration came to the fore, the management released a statement saying that the patient suffered from Stage 4 adenocarcinoma and had also developed wound intestinal infection.”The patient was operated earlier but soon he developed wound infection, for which stitches were advised daily and the family was urged to stay close by to the hospital. Since the patient was already terminally ill, suffering from kidney malfunctioning he could not be immediately taken for the second consecutive surgery and was asked to wait,” the hospital authorities said.The management further said that around the same time more critical patients needed to be treated at the emergency ward and this patient was subsequently operated next morning.”The family members, however, allege that the doctors told them to leave along with the patient who had developed the serious wound infection and bring him the next day.”How could we have dealt with such seriously ill patient at home? How could doctors discharge him when he was supposed to be operated,” the family members asked.Watch the shocking video here:The inadequate public health infrastructure in J&K has often led the patients to suffer as a majority of the tertiary care hospitals deal with a huge rush of patients. In Kashmir, there are only two major government hospitals which receive patients from every nook and corner of the valley.Despite the successive governments claiming to expand the health facilities to the rural areas, little has been achieved so far. Doctors conduct a vagina surgery on a patient at a private clinic in Jakarta.Getty images- ADEK BERRY / Stringerlast_img read more

Is something romantic brewing between Sidharth Malhotra and Kabir Singh actress Kiara

first_imgSidharth Malhotra and Kiara AdvaniInstagramRumours of affair between Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani caught up fire yet again after the actress was reportedly spotted leaving with him after her birthday party.Kiara, who is riding high on the success of Kabir Singh, recently celebrated her birthday with stars like Sidharth, Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Ahan Shetty among others.The celebs partied the entire night as it was truly a star studded affair. However, more than the party, it was Kiara and Sidharth’s bonding that caught attention.According to reports, Kiara left the venue with Sidharth in his car after the party. This gave gossip mongers a topic of discussion as many started saying that there is something romantic brewing between the two stars.Apparently, rumours of Sidharth and the Kabir Singh actress dating each other had risen earlier also, but they had denied the buzz back then. However, the same gossip is now doing the rounds again. They are reportedly going to work together in a gangster drama soon, and such rumours may give good publicity to the project.Meanwhile, Kiara’s Kabir Singh that features Shahid Kapoor in titular role became one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. The film shattered several box office records, and turned to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood movies ever.last_img read more

Rajbari road crash kills 3

first_imgThree people, including a child, were killed and 15 others injured in a triangular collision among a bus, a truck, and a covered van on Doulatdia-Khulna highway in Rajbari’s Goalanda on Sunday.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet, reports news agency UNB.Nabi Hossain, officer-in-charge of Ahladipur highway police camp, said a truck plunged into a roadside ditch after a collision with a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Shohagh Paribahan’ which was hit by a covered van coming from the opposite direction, leaving three people dead on the spot and 15 others injured.The injured were taken to Goalanda Upazila Health Complex.last_img read more

Quota reform leader Rashed arrested 6 RU students assaulted by BCL men

first_imgQuota reform movement joint convener Rashed Khan. Photo: Prothom AloPolice have arrested Rashed Khan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council, the platform demanding civil service quota reforms.Rashed has been arrested in a case filed by a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).Deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media wing, Masudur Rahman, confirmed this to Prothom Alo at 1:30pm on Sunday.Earlier, family and friends alleged Rashed was detained around 12:30pm Sunday. They said another person, Mahfuz, was also detained along with him at the time.Rashed’s friend Din Yamin said, he along with Rashed and Mahfuz were in front of a relative’s house at the Majumdar intersection in Bhashantek around 12:30pm Sunday. A police officer in uniform along with several others in plainclothes asked their identity. There were several local BCL leaders along with them, he added.Yamin said, Rashed left the place and took shelter in a neighbouring house as the law enforcers’ movement seemed suspicious. He went missing from there and his cell phone was found switched off.Mahfuz also remained missing along with Rashed.Rashed’s sister Rupali Begum was crying. She said, “I want my brother back.”Sabbir Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Bhashantek police station said, “The media has beem asking about the issue, but we don’t know anything about this. None from our police station has detained Rashed.”Meanwhile, six activists of quota reform movement were injured in an attack reportedly by the activists of BCL near the central library at Rajshahi University campus on Sunday, reports UNB.Witnesses said some activists of quota reform movement gathered in front of the central library to form a human chain as part of their scheduled programme protesting at the attack on the leaders and activists of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council at Dhaka University around 11:30 am.At one stage, a group of BCL men, numbering 40-50, led by BCL president Golam Kibria and its general secretary Foysal Ahmed Runu swooped on them and chased them.They also assaulted some students, forcing them to leave the place.Morshed Alam, co-convener of RU unit of the council, said six students were injured as the BCL men assaulted them while they were preparing to form a human chain as part of their scheduled programme in the morning.Earlier on Saturday, at least six leaders of the central committee of the council were injured in an attack allegedly by some BCL activists on Dhaka University campus.Protesting at the attack, the students’ council called for an indefinite boycott of classes and examinations in all universities and colleges across the country from Sunday.last_img read more

First charges filed on Russias meddling in 2016 US polls

first_imgThen FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US on 16 February 2011. REUTERS File PhotoA federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.The indictment was sealed under orders from a federal judge so it was not clear what the charges were or who the target was, the source said, adding that the indictment could be unsealed as early as Monday.The filing of charges by the grand jury in Washington was first reported earlier on Friday by CNN, which said the target could be taken into custody as soon as Monday.US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russia interfered in the election to try to help president Donald Trump defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton through a campaign of hacking and releasing embarrassing emails, and disseminating propaganda via social media to discredit her campaign.Special counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with those Russian efforts.“If the Special Counsel finds it necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a 17 May letter appointing Mueller.Sources familiar with Mueller’s investigation said he has used that broad authority to investigate links between Trump aides and foreign governments as well as possible money laundering, tax evasion and other financial crimes.Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment to Reuters on Friday.Trump, a Republican who was elected president last November, has denied allegations that his campaign colluded with Russians and condemned investigations into the matter as a witch hunt.The Kremlin has denied the allegations.The special counsel’s investigation also includes an effort to determine whether the president or any of his aides tried to obstruct justice.Mueller’s team has conducted extensive interviews with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former spokesman Sean Spicer and other current and former White House officials.In July, FBI agents raided the Virginia home of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, whose financial and real estate dealings and prior work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine are being investigated by Mueller’s team.Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department to lead the investigation a week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading a federal investigation into possible collusion with Russia.Trump initially said he fired Comey because his leadership of the FBI was inadequate and hurt morale, but in a later interview with NBC he cited “this Russia thing” as his reason.last_img read more

Focus on caravans fades after US midterms

first_imgHundreds of Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, wait for a buses at the La Concha phytosanitary station in State of Sinaloa on 13 November 2018. US defence secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he will visit the US-Mexico border, where thousands of active-duty soldiers have been deployed to help border police prepare for the arrival of a `caravan` of migrants. Photo: AFPDid someone say caravan?One week after Election Day, US president Donald Trump’s daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of “bad thugs” and potential terrorists intent on invading the US from Mexico has largely fallen silent.The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest still about 1,000 miles from the southern border, but Trump — and many in the conservative media — have dramatically reduced the frequency and intensity of their dire warnings now that they no longer feel the same urgency to stir up GOP voters.Trump and his media allies have largely moved on: They’re more focused now on the possibility of electoral chicanery in recounts in the Florida Senate and governor’s races.Within the West Wing and in Trump’s orbit of allies, there is a sense that the caravan was a useful midterm messaging tool, one that became the centerpiece of an eleventh-hour pre-election strategy modeled on the president’s 2016 campaign pledges to crack down on illegal immigration, according to four White House officials and outside advisers not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.But once the election was over, the president’s attention turned elsewhere, the officials and advisers said.For weeks before the election, the caravan was a dominant news story. The largest caravan was believed to have formed in Honduras on 12 October and first was featured in a “Fox & Friends” segment four days later, which prompted a tweet from the show’s most famous fan.As the midterms approached, Trump and his conservative allies flooded the zone with harsh rhetoric and hardline policy proposals, including sending troops to the border, revoking birthright citizenship and an ad featuring a Latino man convicted of killing two police officers that was widely condemned as racist.But the caravan was Trump’s favorite talking point. During his final blitz of campaign rallies, he hammered at the threat night after night and, without evidence, suggested that Democrats were supporting — and perhaps funding — the march of migrants.”Democrats are inviting caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country, overwhelming your schools, your hospitals, and your communities,” Trump said in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on election eve. “If you want more caravans, if you want more crime, vote Democrat tomorrow. … If you want strong borders and safe communities, no drugs, no caravans, vote Republican.”Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric on Twitter too. One tweet read: “We will NOT let these Caravans, which are also made up of some very bad thugs and gang members, into the US Our Border is sacred, must come in legally. TURN AROUND!”That tweet, on 31 October, was his last on the subject. Since the election, he’s invoked the caravan only once. Asked about it during a news conference last Wednesday, Trump said “I’m not just talking about the caravans” when talking about militarising the southern border and his proposed wall.The thousands of Central American migrants in the largest caravan have been leapfrogging their way across western Mexico, despite the prospect of a hostile reception at the border. Most appeared intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which was still about 1,350 miles (2,200 kilometers) away.On Friday, Trump signed a proclamation restricting asylum applications but did so with little fanfare and no press coverage before he departed for a trip to Paris. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on whether further action on immigration was imminent.”Clearly, this was an election-eve stunt designed to whip up the base that really didn’t have much foundation in fact and, clearly, when the election was over there was no need to keep beating those drums,” said Mark Feldstein, journalism professor at the University of Maryland. He added that what the conservative media did with the story was “really toxic” and divided an already polarized country.”The very fact that they dropped it so suddenly is just further confirmation of how bogus the story was in the first place,” Feldstein said.Fox News spent more than 33 hours discussing the caravan through Election Day, according to a study by Media Matters, a progressive media watchdog organization. On 7 November, the day after the election, Fox had no discussions centered on the caravan. On 8 November, the network spent four minutes and 57 seconds on discussions centered on the caravan, according to the study.Some Republicans said the caravan’s fade from the spotlight was a natural part of the election cycle.”Every election, there are a series of issues that rise to artificial highs and then, once the votes are cast, settle back down to normal noise,” said Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to president George W Bush. “Both parties do it; this isn’t some trumped up phony issue. The caravan will be back in the news once it gets closer to the border.”Trump had suggested sending up to 15,000 troops to the border; currently there are approximately 1,000 at the border itself and another 4,800 in staging areas nearby. The deployment is scheduled to end 15 December but that could be changed, extended or shortened.Defense secretary Jim Mattis plans to visit the border Wednesday. He was asked by a reporter Tuesday whether the military mission along the border of south Texas will change, now that the lead migrant caravan in Mexico is headed much farther west.”Right now, the mission is exactly what it is,” he said. “We’ll have to see what the future holds. But right now that’s the only mission I have.”last_img

Trump Says Hes Considering Military Response to Venezuela

first_img Share APAmid a cloud of tear gas, an anti-government protester covers himself with a shield that reads in Spanish “Freedom,” from jet of water shot from water cannon, during clashes with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro attempted to march to the Supreme Court to protest its decision to gut the opposition-controlled congress of its powers _ a ruling that was quickly rescinded under a barrage of international criticism but that set off weeks of political unrest that have left some three dozens killed. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) President Donald Trump said on Friday that he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab.Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf course that he’s “not going to rule out” a military option.” He added that it’s “certainly something that we could pursue.”Trump has been blasting Maduro’s moves to consolidate power, describing him as a “dictator.”The Trump administration has issued a series of sanctions against Maduro and more than two dozen current and former Venezuelan officials. But a military intervention would be an extraordinary escalation in response.last_img read more

Jakarta takes an initiative to bind India and Indonesia

first_imgJakarta – The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (MoTRI) is actively promoting Indonesia in the Indian tourism market through a sales mission (tourism roadshow) in India.The roadshow held in Mumbai on August 14 and New Delhi on August 17. Besides, it will be organised on Hyderabad on August 27. The event aims at increasing more transaction of tour packages between the Indonesian and Indian tourism Industry through B2B (table top) meetings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFurthermore, Badung – a region with the maximum tourism activities in Bali, will also hold a sales mission in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia in the cities of Chandigarh on August 20, Jaipur on August 22, Lucknow on August 23 and Kolkata on August 24. “These activities are meant to convey the importance we place on the Indian market,” said Sigit Witjaksono, Director of Promotion for South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Ministry of the Tourism Republic of Indonesia. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Indian market bound for Indonesia has been skyrocketing in the last couple of years. In term of visitors, the number of Indian visits is increasing YOY. From January to July 2018 there were more than 340,000 Indian visitors to Indonesia as compared to the same period in 2017. This huge growth, however, leaves more to be desired. “We are not satisfied by merely good organic growth, we need to challenge ourselves and raise the bar,” remarked Nia Niscaya the Deputy Minister of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia. “For 2018, the Minister has set 700,000 visits as the target for the Indian market and that’s a huge 40% target increase from 2017’s,” added Niscaya. To answer this challenge, the Ministry is taking additional steps in order to ensure the target can be attained by the end of 2018. An effective way is to conduct joint promotion activities with big names in the tourism industry. For India, the MoTRI will start this joint promotion with big names in the Indian tourism business and one of them is MakeMyTrip.last_img read more