Chittagong (Bangladesh): Rashid Khan claimed 6-49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul as Afghanistan defied rain and fading light to beat Bangladesh by a massive 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong on Monday. Rashid grabbed three of the remaining four wickets as Afghanistan took 17.2 overs on the fifth day to bowl out Bangladesh for 173 in the second innings after the hosts resumed with 136-6. Play started on the fifth day at 1 pm local time after rain wiped out the first session. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIt returned in abundance after the visitors bowled just 2.1 overs without being able to inflict any damage on the home side. Play resumed again at 4:20 pm and Afghanistan were given 18.3 overs to bowl out Bangladesh, which was chasing a target of 398 runs. Left-arm chinaman Zahir Khan dismissed overnight batsman Shakib Al Hasan in the first ball after the resumption, dealing a serious blow to the home side. Afsar Zazai took a sharp catch behind the stump to remove Shakib for 44 and then Rashid did the rest. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRashid trapped Mehidy Hasan dead in front for 12 and dismissed Taijul Islam in the next over for a duck to leave the last wicket pair of Soumya Sarkar and Nayeem Hasan to survive 7.3 overs. Soumya was the last man dismissed when he flicked Rashid to Ibrahim Zadran at short leg with 20 balls left in the game as Afghanistan completed their second win after playing just three Tests. Rashid, who made his debut as the youngest-ever Test captain in this match, finished the game with 11 wickets which included a first innings haul of 5-54. The Afghan skipper, who also made 51 and 24 runs in two innings, was named man of the match.
Win or lose Sears chairman may still come out on topWin or lose Sears chairman may still come out on top
NEW YORK — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the centre of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer.Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the final chapter for the company that began as a mail order watch business 132 years ago. He’s been chairman, CEO, landlord, lender, and largest shareholder — all at the same time. If the company survives, he wins. If it ends up liquidating, he also wins.The fate of Sears — and its Kmart brand — is likely to be decided Monday at a bankruptcy auction in New York. There, those who are owed money by Sears will consider Lampert’s last-ditch plan to preserve 425 stores and 50,000 jobs.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press
Marleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will highlight the business opportunities that are emerging with increasing immigration to Fort St. John. Learn about ways to benefit from welcoming and serving this rapidly growing segment of the population. May 3, 2019 · 12:00pm May 8, 2019 · 12:00pm Brown Bag Lunch Session: Immigration = Business Opportunities Featuring; Cheryl Montgomery, Executive Director of the Fort St. Jon & District Chamber of CommerceNever before has communication changed so much in such a short period of time. From a generation that grew up with the telephone, to one that communicated through email, to one that posts on Instagram. Modes of communication and the stereotyping which can lead to workplace conflict. This session will explore the generational differences in communications and offer practical advice on how to bridge the gap. Brown Bag Lunch Session: Intergenerational Communication May 2, 2019 · 12:00pmMarleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will explore business opportunities associated with the growing seniors’ population in Fort St. John. Drawing on findings from the Fort St. John Community Profile and the Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan, this presentation will outline specific ways that Fort St. John businesses can benefit from being age-friendly. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Forge, made up of a partnership between the Community Development Institute of UNBC and the City of Fort St. John is hosting free Brown Bag Lunch Sessions as an opportunity to get information that can help in your work, business or volunteer activities.All sessions are free and require an RSVP to attend. The Forge is located at; 9904 94th Street, Fort St. John. Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org or call; (250) 261-9917Brown Bag Lunch Session: An Aging Population = Business Opportunities
By Nada AfaRabat – The Carmen Opera will take place in Mohammed V theatre in April. The Philharmonic Choir of Morocco will be staged by Jean-Marc Biksup and directed by Olivier Holt.Carmen, composed by French composer Georges Bizet and written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Based on the novella “Carmen” by Prosper Mérimée, it tells the story of Carmen, a provocative gypsy living in Seville, Spain. Carmen features many well known medlies, such as the prelude “Habanera” and “Toreador song”. Although Carmen is lauded as one of the best Opera’s of all time, it was not well received when it was first performed in Paris in 1875, maily due to its shocking plot and complex characters. On April 14th at 6:00pm, there will be a general rehearsal reserved to schools and students. The gala evening and premiere of the Opera will take place on the 16th at 7:30pm. As for the 17th at 5:00pm and 19th at 8pm, a public performance will take place.The prices are as follows:Public Orchestra – 350 MAD.Balcony 1- 250 MAD.Balcony 2- 150 MAD.Students: Balcony 2 – 70 MAD.This is an opportunity to see one of the most renowned Operas in the world and witness the talent of Morocco’s Philharmonic Choir. The choir is also active during many other events throughout the year, like Ballets and classical music Concerts.
As in other shale formations throughout North America, tapping the Green Point will require hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unlock the resource. The controversial practice involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground in order to crack the rock.Fracking has unleashed huge supplies of natural gas and oil from shales across the continent, but it also brings with it concerns over the safety of groundwater supplies near drilling sites.Each shale region is different, so what works in the Pennsylvania Marcellus or the North Dakota Bakken might have to be tweaked to adapt to the Green Point’s geologic quirks.Indeed, it’s hard to draw a direct comparison between the Green Point and other North American shales. For starters, it appears to be several times thicker and the rock has been jostled around by moving tectonic plates.“The shale is really broken up quite a bit and when a shale is broken like that, it can be very difficult to drill,” said Larry Boyd, director of geoscience at AJM Deloitte, the Calgary consulting firm that Shoal Point hired to evaluate its Green Point potential.It’s difficult, he said, “just to get a hole that will stay together and won’t catch your tools and things like that.”“We’re really kind of pioneering something really brand new here.”The Green Point also extends into the offshore. So far, the wells have been drilled from land. In the future, it may be possible to tap the shale from platforms or barges in the shallow waters of Port au Port Bay.Shoal Point’s activity so far has been at the south edge of the formation, which stretches north along the coast well past Gros Morne National Park.The Toronto-based company, a small outfit with less than a dozen employees, is far and away the biggest landowner in the Green Point, having amassed more than 280,000 hectares across three blocks of land.Shoal Point been going it alone and has drilled two wells so far. The first one was actually directed at a deeper oil target and happened upon the oil-soaked shale in the process.The second was drilled last year into the Green Point shale itself, but successfully testing it has been slow-going. Shoal Point hopes that will happen next year, after which it aims to apply to the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for what’s known as a significant discovery licence.Shoal Point acknowledges it will take a player with much deeper pockets and technical expertise to fully develop its land and has been actively looking for a joint-venture partner to help.Langdon — who travels frequently between Newfoundland, the financial centre of Toronto and the energy centre of Calgary — was recently out West to meet with possible partners and set up a data room for them to pore over company information.“We think this play is big enough, has potential resources enough to attract the largest oil companies in the world,” said Langdon, a geologist by trade.“If this play was sitting in Texas or sitting in the western basin, there’d probably be people all over it, but that will happen in time. I think it’s potentially a fantastic resource. It could be even of strategic importance —I think it’s potentially that big.”In some regards, Green Point has an edge over other shale zones. For one, it’s believed to contain high-quality light, sweet crude that sells at a premium price.Courtesy Shale Point Energy “There’s a lot of oil in place. We haven’t proven the viability of it yet. But just the sheer number of what could be in place there makes it, to me, one of the significant resources in North America, right up there with the big ones.” – CEO George LangdonCALGARY — A long, narrow stretch of shale rock that runs along western Newfoundland’s coastline might be home to North America’s next big oil find.So believes the junior oil explorer that’s snapped up virtually all of the land in the Green Point shale.But Shoal Point Energy Ltd. hasn’t quite figured out how to economically draw the crude — some 23 billion barrels of it in place, according to one estimate — from the uneven, broken-up rock.“It’s a bit of a wild frontier still,” said George Langdon, the company’s Newfoundland-raised CEO, who has long been fascinated by rocks on the Rock.“There’s a lot of oil in place. We haven’t proven the viability of it yet. But just the sheer number of what could be in place there makes it, to me, one of the significant resources in North America, right up there with the big ones.”Courtesy Shale Point Energy There is also a deepwater port at Stephenville, not far from Shoal Point’s operations, from which the oil could be loaded onto tankers and shipped to any number of lucrative Atlantic markets.By contrast, Alberta oilsands crude and other landlocked North American sources have been fetching discounted prices due to a dearth of pipelines to coastal waters.Newfoundland is also no stranger to energy development, with oil currently flowing from the Hibernia, White Rose and Terra Nova developments off the island’s eastern shore.The area where Shoal Point would be drilling is sparsely populated and without much farmland. So as Langdon sees it, fracking is likely to stir less opposition than in areas like Pennsylvania, New York State or the Quebec lowlands.The region has long suffered from high unemployment. In fact, scores of Newfoundlanders currently travel to western oilfields for work.“We would like to see that maybe reversed a little bit,” said Langdon.“If something like this becomes viable, we’ve got decades and decades of potential employment and production.”Though Boyd describes Green Point as a “world class resource,” he said “we’re a long way off to really see that it will work.”“But it is kind of exciting. A lot of successful plays start out this way with really a lot of unknowns and you’ve got to go out and drill and keep on drilling until you figure out how it works.”
A late burst of buying left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the major indexes spent most of the day lower.Industrial, energy and health care stocks helped power the market higher. Banks also notched solid gains as bond yields rose sharply. For the second straight day, traders unloaded technology sector stocks in favour of shares in smaller companies.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 index inched up 0.96 points, or 0.03%, to 2,979.39.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to 26,909.43.The Nasdaq slid 3.28 points, or 0.04%, to 8,084.16.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 18.76 points, or 1.2%, to 1,542.99.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 0.68 points, or 0.02%.The Dow is up 111.97 points, or 0.4%.The Nasdaq is down 18.92 points, or 0.2%.The Russell 2000 is up 37.82 points, or 2.5%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 472.54 points, or 18.9%.The Dow is up 3,581.97 points, or 15.4%.The Nasdaq is up 1,448.88 points, or 21.8%.The Russell 2000 is up 194.43 points, or 14.4%.The Associated Press
Iraq Security Council consults on oilforfood inspection panels reportIraq Security Council consults on oilforfood inspection panels report
Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, told the press that during today’s closed consultations the Council had been briefed on the status of discussions held at the level of experts, “who have been examining the various concepts which are included in the draft earlier proposed by the United Kingdom and the recent draft by France.””It is possible that by the middle of next week a text will emerge based on the two existing drafts,” Ambassador Chowdhury said, adding that “hopefully then concrete negotiations on the text will start.” He noted that there was a general agreement on the need to exert every effort to wrap up the negotiations by the end of June “within the time-frame of the one-month rollover.” During its consultations today, the Security Council considered another matter related to Iraq — the fifth quarterly report of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), which had been issued a week ago. Hans Blix, UNMOVIC Executive Chairman, who briefed the Council this morning, told the press afterwards that the discussions had been “very friendly, constructive and interesting.” He described the Commission’s preparedness for going into Iraq as “great,” with about 180 people trained as inspectors, and adequate staff at UN Headquarters to back up and plan all the operations.
Annan urges corporate responsibility in accord with UN Global CompactAnnan urges corporate responsibility in accord with UN Global Compact
“More and more businesses are themselves recognizing how much they depend on international norms and standards for the conduct of business on a global scale, and on the UN’s wide-ranging work for peace and development,” he said during an address in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.Mr. Annan explained that his Global Compact initiative, launched in 1999, “was based on the belief that open markets and human well-being can go hand in hand.” The Compact requires participating enterprises to embrace nine principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards and the environment, and to enact those principles within their spheres of influence.Since its inception, the Secretary-General said, the Compact has promoted the importance of universal values and encouraged investors to look harder at opportunities in the least developed countries, particularly in Africa. Noting that the Compact has also created a learning forum – a worldwide academic network that examines case studies, Mr. Annan hailed the Sloan School for its “important role” in the effort.“Businesses may ask why they should go down this path, especially if it involves taking steps that competitors might not, or steps they feel are rightly the province of governments,” he said. “Sometimes, doing what is right – for example, eco-efficiency or creating decent work-place conditions – is in the immediate interest of business.”At the same time, the Secretary-General pointed to the moral imperative of acting with integrity. “Sometimes, we must do what is right simply because not to do so would be wrong, and sometimes, we do what is right to help usher in a new day, of new norms and new behaviours,” he said. “We do not want business to do anything different from their normal business; we want them to do their normal business differently.”From 1971 to 1972, the Secretary-General was a Sloan Fellow at MIT, where he received a Masters of Science degree in management.
More than a million children work in mines digging for survival UNMore than a million children work in mines digging for survival UN
“Because the money they earn is crucial to ensuring that they and their families survive, many are unable to attend school at all. These children are digging for survival,” the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) says. “Underground, they endure stifling heat and darkness, set explosives for underground blasts, and crawl or swim through dangerous, unstable tunnels. Above ground, they dive into rivers in search of minerals, or may dig sand, rock and dirt and spend hours pounding rocks into gravel using heavy, oversized tools made for adults,” it adds. ILO says its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) is working to ensure that no child has to toil in a quarry or mine. “Pilot projects undertaken by ILO/IPEC in Mongolia, Tanzania, Niger and the Andean countries of South America have shown that the best way to assist child miners is to work with the children’s own communities,” ILO adds. ILO says it has helped mining and quarrying communities to organize cooperatives and improve productivity by acquiring the machinery that reduces or eliminates the need for children to risk their lives. Such communities have also obtained legal protections and developed health clinics, schools and sanitation systems. Over a four-year period, the remote gold mining community of Santa Filomena, Peru, went from employing 200,000 child miners to declaring itself “child labour-free,” it says, adding that ILO helped the community develop new income-generating projects for adults. Meanwhile, however, more children are entering the mining and quarrying sector all over the world every day. While community projects can help child miners in direct and practical ways, only worldwide awareness of the problem can mobilize the international effort needed to end the practice for good, it says. In the Philippines, nearly 18,000 children between 5 and 17 years old work in mines and quarries. In Nepal, about 32,000 children work in stone quarries, it says. “In Niger alone, a staggering 250,000 children are employed in both small-scale mines and quarries, accounting for roughly half the total number of persons doing such work in the entire country,” ILO says.
Oil stays near 4month high on China growth data stronger demand forecastOil stays near 4month high on China growth data stronger demand forecast
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil remained at a four-month high Friday after new data showed China’s economy rebounded and the forecast for global demand rose.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery rose seven cents to finish at US$95.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest since Sept. 17, when crude was above $96 a barrel.Brent crude, used to price international varieties of crude, rose 79 cents to finish at US$111.76 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.On Friday, the global economy took centre stage for energy traders. The economy of China, the second largest energy consumer in the world behind the United States, grew by 7.9 per cent in the fourth quarter, up from the previous quarter’s 7.4 per cent, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics.The prospect of more oil demand from China helped push up an oil consumption forecast from the International Energy Agency. Global oil demand is expected to rise to 90.8 million barrels a day this year, according to the IEA in Paris, which released its monthly report Friday.That was 930,000 daily barrels more than in 2012 and 240,000 more than the agency’s previous forecast released in December.Lingering concerns about the U.S. economy may be weighing on crude prices Friday, with lawmakers wrangling over spending cuts and the U.S. debt ceiling.Independent analyst Jim Ritterbusch said the current price for a barrel of oil may be unsustainable.“The market appears to be sending off signals that some assistance from continued stock market gains and a weakening US dollar will be needed if this advance is to continue.”Natural gas futures rose, however. The price is up about six per cent in the past week with a chillier forecast pointing to heavier use of the thermostat in many parts of the United States.Natural gas rose seven cents on Friday to end at US$3.57 per 1,000 cubic feet.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to end at US$2.80 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres) and heating oil rose three cents to finish at US$3.05 a gallon.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2013 4:01 pm MDT Oil stays near 4-month high on China growth data, stronger demand forecast AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
UN rights chief urges end to intolerable suffering in SyriaUN rights chief urges end to intolerable suffering in Syria
Addressing the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay emphasized that countries cannot continue to ignore the plea of civilians who are in dire need of protection and assistance.“A humanitarian, political and social disaster is already upon us, and what looms is truly a nightmare,” she said. “Civilians bear the brunt of this crisis in which human rights violations have reached horrific dimensions. Confronted with the flagrant disregard of international law and human life on every side, I feel utter dismay.”Since March 2011, fighting between the Syrian Government and opposition forces seeking to oust Mr. Al-Assad has killed more than 70,000 people, and left 6.8 million people in need. In addition, the UN estimates that some 1.5 million Syrians have fled their country to escape conflict.Ms. Pillay noted that the team dispatched by her Office in March to monitor the situation in Syria and in neighbouring countries has received information suggesting the Syrian Government continues to us indiscriminate force in residential areas, and that anti-Government forces are also committing human rights violations.“I am extremely concerned at current reports suggesting that hundreds of civilians have been killed or injured, and thousands may remain trapped, by indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks by Government forces in Al Qusayr. Safe passage must be given to any civilians wishing to leave,” she said.“Wanton human rights violations are also being committed by anti-Government groups. Accounts gathered by our monitoring team suggest that armed groups have apparently used civilians as human shields, and that abductions are increasing. The accounts include allegations that certain opposition groups have forced young women and minor girls to marry combatants. And we continue to receive reports of anti-Government groups committing gruesome crimes such as torture and extrajudicial executions.”Ms. Pillay urged the Security Council to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court, emphasizing that war crimes committed by all parties cannot go unpunished.“We must make it clear to both the Government and the armed opposition groups that there will be consequences for those responsible. And the world must take action to end this terrible conflict,” she said.“One out of three people in Syria today needs international aid. Yet the international community seems unable to make a strong commitment to resolving the crisis. I urge States to make every effort to forge an end to this humanitarian disaster, for it sometimes seems that we can do little more than cry out in the darkness and try to count the dead,” she added.
Selasi hosted a big viewing party for all the GBBO bakers hereSelasi hosted a big viewing party for all the GBBO bakers here
On our way to @selasigb and his #GBBO party – best way to watch! @RavSBansal @LouBaraDa @katebarmby @michaelgeo96 @kate_gilliford pic.twitter.com/wsxF3FFybf— Thomas Gilliford (@Tom_gilliford) October 26, 2016 He even sent cars to pick them all up Massive congratulations to @CJ_Brownie – our amazing #GBBO champion pic.twitter.com/CPpPqv7FEZ— Thomas Gilliford (@Tom_gilliford) October 26, 2016 And they were all really pleased for Candice It was a party full of happy friends 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. Having to bake fiendishly difficult creations in a tent, while trying to avoid Sue accidentally elbowing your cake or a fellow contestant stealing your custard seems like it would breed tension and animosity between the bakers.However, the opposite appears to have been the case this year in the tent, with all the bakers supporting each other. They see each other still even after the show ended. Selasi gives Andrew rides on his motorbike and has traveled across the country to visit Val. Candice has been to visit Louise, and Andrew and Tom have fast become friends. Selasi proved what great friends the bakers all are by hosting a viewing party on Wednesday night to which all contestants were invited.And as they are all social-media savvy, there is plenty of evidence on social media. Look on, friends, and pretend you were there. Selasi knows how to throw a partyJust look at all that pizza… And posted party outfit inspiration on Instagram What a fantastic winner, montage at the end had me in tears. Go Candice. Go bakers of 2016 #gbbo 😄🙌🏻— Andrew Smyth (@cakesmyth) October 26, 2016 Best people in the world to watch #GBBO final with pic.twitter.com/64rwPUokWF— Thomas Gilliford (@Tom_gilliford) October 26, 2016 Well done my lovely friend, I can’t wait to see what you do next xxx #gbbo https://t.co/cYHgmN6E6c— Kate Barmby (@katebarmby) October 27, 2016 They even had dinner together the evening before, and this is what Val said about it”Having dinner with friends it is so natural and lovely to sit here and listen into their laughter and chatter”. And it doesn’t stop there – Candice and Jane are going on a baking road trip together, and it looks like the others are going to continue to see each other as well.Maybe they should write a joint cook book! . @selasigb here we come! #GBBOFinal pic.twitter.com/rv7qmUVRif— Kate Barmby (@katebarmby) October 26, 2016 Val practiced her moves for Ayia Napa Having dinner with friends it is so natural and lovely to sit here and listen into their laughter and chatter pic.twitter.com/Vkfr3FGvFn— Valerie Ann Stones (@valstones) October 25, 2016 What a lovely group of friends! I am grateful thankful and honoured! What a crazy few months! You will never know what’s this means to me! 12bakers now friends #GBBO ❤️— Candice Brown (@CJ_Brownie) October 26, 2016 My favourite @valstones getting her steps in #GBBOFinal pic.twitter.com/p2qa1jXnNg— Louise Williams (@LouBaraDa) October 26, 2016 We’ll all miss the bakers of 2016. Candice and Liam you are both such a great couple a well deserved win 😘👍 https://t.co/CQicJMm2gK— Valerie Ann Stones (@valstones) October 26, 2016
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairsThousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs
Thousands of disabled children are being forced to wait months for a wheelchair amid “alarming” NHS failures, charities have warned.New figures reveal more than 5,000 cases in which those suffering from spinal injuries and other life-changing disabilities were left without the right equipment for months.Four years ago the NHS signed a wheelchair charter which promised that access and provision should be equal for all “irrespective of age or postcode”.But the new analysis shows one in five children in need of a wheelchair are waiting more than 18 weeks for it, with a postcode lottery in provision across the country.In some parts of the country less than one in three children in need of the equipment received it within this time. And the figures show waiting times lengthened for children with the highest needs, and those requiring specialist chairs.Campaigners said the failings meant children were being left stuck at home, unable to go to school – and in some cases forced into respite care because parents could not cope.Dave Bracher, campaigns manager at the Spinal Injuries Association, said: “These alarming statistics show a continued widespread postcode lottery that is affecting some of the most vulnerable disabled children in society, including those with spinal cord injuries.“These delays inevitably affect a child’s rehabilitation and daily life – such as attending school, contributing to family, and being with friends and therefore has significant long term consequences”. If a child doesn’t have the right chair it means they cannot go to schoolDame Tanni Grey-Thompson Around 82 per cent of eligible children received a wheelchair within 18 weeks in 2017-18, against a target of 92 per cent, according to the recently published official data. This was a slight improvement from 81 per cent in the previous year, but far off a target of 100 per cent set for next March. Children with high or specialist needs waited longer for wheelchairs in 2017-18 then they did in the year prior, the analysis by Health Service Journal shows.More than 4,200 children, two fifths of all those with high needs requiring wheelchairs, had to wait more than nine weeks in 2017-18 to receive their wheelchair once their needs had been assessed – a rise of around 6 per cent in a year.Children in Darlington, Rotherham, Portsmouth, South Lincolnshire, West Hampshire, Southampton, and West Suffolk were among those suffering the longest delays. These delays inevitably affect a child’s rehabilitation and daily lifeDave Bracher, Spinal Injuries Association Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, the former Paralympian who campaigned for NHS England to adopt the wheelchair charter, said major improvements were needed.She said: “If a child doesn’t have the right chair it means they cannot go to school, it means children are harder to handle for parents, it means potentially more respite care.”A spokeswoman for NHS Clinical Commissioners said its guidance had sought to improve outcomes for patients needing wheelchairs “within the current financial context and demand pressures they are facing”.The CCGs with the worst delays said they were working with providers to improve performance. An NHS England spokesman said: “The new target has been introduced to drive improvements in access to and availability of wheelchairs for children across every part of the country, however there will be cases for example where children chose bespoke wheelchairs which may take longer to arrive.” 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.
RSC satire about a Muslim cleric is a dangerous move admits directorRSC satire about a Muslim cleric is a dangerous move admits director
When Moliere’s Tartuffe was first performed in 1664 it was promptly banned due to its vicious satire of Catholicism.In order to guarantee that the latest Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation has a similar “edge”, the French farce about a charlatan priest who tricks his way into exploiting a wealthy family has been set in Birmingham’s Pakistani community, the protagonist a convert to Islam.Iqbal Khan, the director, admitted that satirising a Muslim cleric was “dangerous” and that they expected to alienate audiences.But he said it was felt that as a satire, it was important to update the context as far as possible.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“This seems to be a play that really speaks to our present condition, he told BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.“It’s set against a religious hypocrite and that has to be dangerous, I think, and a Muslim cleric is obviously a slightly more dangerous context. Setting it in Birmingham… it allows us to be provocative and topical.” Gupta said the play explored various aspects of faith, focusing on Tartuffe who has “cloaked himself in religious robes” and is purporting to tell people the correct way to practice their religion. Amina Ziaas as Dadimaa Pervaiz on stage at The SwanCredit:Topher McGrillis/RSC 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. He added: “We thought it would be more divisive and might alienate more people than it seems to have done but they seem to have really recognised the truth of the situations we are representing on stage.”Anil Gupta, who co-wrote the adaptation alongside Richard Pinto, acknowledged that much of the play’s power is derived from the fact that it “makes the audience a bit uncomfortable”. Asif Khan as TartuffeCredit:Topher McGrillis/RSC He said that to have the desired effect, it needed to tread the same fine line between controversy and entertainment.Gupta, a television writer who has worked on hits such as The Office, the Kumars at No 42 and Goodness Gracious Me, wrote in an article for the RSC: “There has to be an edge, a line that everyone is wondering whether you are going to cross.“One of the privileges and purposes of comedy is to go into those areas that society is uncomfortable with and poke them with a stick.”He told Front Row that the dichotomy between Birmingham and “its posh neighbour” Stratford Upon Avon, where the play opened this week at the RSC’s Swan Theatre, was relevant.“I think there is a feeling that the RSC ought to be engaging with its neighbouring big conurbation and that people should be coming to see these plays,” he added.“They are right on their doorstep. Maybe we want to do more of these things where people see people like themselves up on the stage.” “One of the messages, of the play, which isn’t our message, its Moliere’s message, is that you don’t need someone how to tell you how to be a good Catholic or a good Muslim – that’s between you and God,” he added.Khan insisted that the play is not a critique of any faith but a “retreat from complexity and contradiction in those who feel disempowered or lost.”He told the Telegraph they had been “very careful” to make a distinction between those with a sincere belief in Islam and the Qu’ran and those who manipulate it to serve their own agenda.“Imran, the patriarch, who is most susceptible, is a man struggling with grief and failing to provide guidance for his children and family,” he said.“Ultimately, one hopes that the audience feels some compassion for this man and are wary of the ‘branders of truth’ as represented by Tartuffe.”
PSG president Neymar and Mbappe have good relationshipPSG president Neymar and Mbappe have good relationship
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said there is a “very good” relationship between star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Neymar of Brazil.This comment has trashed reports suggesting that the two strikers, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe do not get along.“Neymar and Mbappe have a very good relationship. They get on well with each other,” the PSG president said via FourFourTwo.“Everything else is just made up stories by journalists. It is impossible that there would be bad blood between them. They are happy to play together.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“The reintroduction of Mbappe and Neymar is scheduled for the start of the month. What is clear is neither of them will be going anywhere.”In the 2018 World Cup, Mbappe won the World Cup’s best young player award as France grabbed the trophy at Russia, while Belgium couldn’t let Neymar help Brazil past the quarter-finals.“My players were very good during the World Cup,” Al-Khelaifi added.“Brazil had a lot of pressure on them, but France had a fantastic World Cup and deserve to be the champions. Mbappe was incredible and Neymar was at his best despite the injury. He gave his all.”
Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 1, 2017 –As part of continued investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of Kevino Smith, today (Wednesday 1st January 2017), two men on Grand Turk and one on Providenciales, ages 24, 25 and 31 have been re-arrested on suspicion of Murder and Perverting the Course of Justice. They remain in custody while the investigations are on ongoing. On Friday 6th March 2015, Kevino Smith was reported missing by his parents. Following the report, a police investigation was launched. As a result of extensive searches by the police and members of the community, his body was later found in the Breezy Brae area on Thursday 16th April 2015. Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s murder, location or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Destroyed eggs. File PhotoSix policemen have been withdrawn for destroying more than 35,000 eggs in Boraigram upazila of Natore allegedly after the egg trader refused to pay them bribe, reports news agency UNB.Bogura highway police superintendent Jahangir Hossain said that the decision was taken on Friday following a complaint lodged by victim egg vendor Biplob Kumar Saha.The SP, however, did not disclosed identities of the policemen.The accused policemen were closed to Bogura region of highway police.Shahidullah, a police official, was asked to submit a report within three working days after investigating the incident.According to Biplob Kumar Saha, a pick-up van carrying 35,100 eggs plunged into a ditch by the Bonpara highway as one of its tyre punctured in Agran Sutirpar area on Thursday morning.A team of highway police demanded Tk 20,000 as bribe to salvage the pickup.As he denied paying them the bribe, they cut off the rope of the pickup van which tied up the crates of eggs with it, destroying the eggs.
Dilip Ghosh courts controversy after saying Vidyasagar wrote Sahaj PathDilip Ghosh courts controversy after saying Vidyasagar wrote Sahaj Path
Kolkata: The ignorance of BJP leaders about Bengal continues to come to the forefront as the party’s state president Dilip Ghosh said Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar had written Sahaj Path.BJP national president Amit Shah, while addressing an election rally some days ago, had said Rabindranath Tagore was born in Santiniketan. The latest statement of Ghosh has come as a shock to the people of Bengal. Sahaj Path was written by Tagore for children. Vidyasagar had written Barna Parichay to introduce Bengali alphabets to children. He wrote several books for children which include Kathamala, Botrish Singhasan, Betal Panchabingsati along with a Sanskrit grammar book called Byakaran Kaumodi. “This is the culture of BJP. They do not know Bengal and its rich heritage and speak without sense,” said Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general. He further added: “The way BJP workers desecrated Vidyasagar’s bust may not have ashamed them, but it has made all of us bow our heads in shame. They will only destroy our history and culture.”
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This historic integration, effective July 1, will provide enhanced services to radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists seeking continuing medical education, quality and safety programs, clinical research and a strong voice in Washington.“This new framework will greatly enhance the programs and services available to radiologists,” said Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., president of ARRS. “The integration will allow us to devote greater resources to innovative new programs and services that will meet the needs of radiologists practicing today and in the future,” she said.“The College is very pleased to join together with the members and staff of the ARRS. The ACR-ARRS strategic integration brings together a wealth of expertise and experience from both organizations that will enable more efficient service to a larger membership and enhance our ability to provide better services to members, especially in educational programs,” said James H. 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Hilton announces plans for Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in ArubaHilton announces plans for Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Aruba
MCLEAN, VA — Hilton has signed on to develop an upscale, all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton brand in Aruba in 2021.The new-build 330-suite oceanfront Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort marks Hilton’s second hotel on the island and reinforces the company’s continued expansion plans in the Caribbean.“The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort underscores Hilton’s commitment to expanding its portfolio across the Caribbean,” said Juan Corvinos, VP, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton.“We are focused on continued growth in the region and bringing our industry leading brands to top destinations like Aruba. The new Embassy Suites by Hilton resort across Eagle Beach will be a wonderful complement to our existing Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino on Palm Beach, further extending our hospitality to a new area of the island.”Located on J.E. Irausquin Boulevard across from the white sands of Eagle Beach and less than 10 km from the airport, hotel guests will get unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and proximity to the area’s main attractions, dining and entertainment.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe new-build eight-storey 330-suite resort in Aruba will feature Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.The resort will provide 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a more than 3,000 square foot spa, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and casino. There will also be a three-meal signature restaurant, bar and grab-and-go dining option.Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America.The company says it is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region. Hilton announces plans for Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Aruba Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Tags: Aruba, Embassy Suites, Openings & Renovations Share Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>