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Valeant says California judge gives preliminary approval to Allergan settlementValeant says California judge gives preliminary approval to Allergan settlement

first_imgLAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. says a U.S. District Court judge gave his preliminary approval Tuesday to a US$290-million settlement of lawsuits stemming from the unsuccessful attempted hostile takeover in 2014 of Botox maker Allergan Inc.As part of the deal agreed to in December, Quebec-based Valeant (TSX:VRX) will pay US$96.25 million, with co-defendant Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. paying the rest.Valeant spokeswoman Lainie Keller says approval is subject to submission of final papers and associated hearings.She says that the company continues to believe the resolution of the litigation is in the best interests of the company, enabling it to focus its attention and resources on the transformation of Valeant.Both companies have said they are admitting no wrongdoing by settling. The lawsuit accusing them of insider trading was brought by shareholders who sold Allergan stock in the two months before the US$51-billion bid was launched.Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman has said he believes the lawsuit was without merit but settling will save resources required for a lengthy litigation.last_img read more

Iranian leaders defiant in face of Trumps move on sanctionsIranian leaders defiant in face of Trumps move on sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian leaders are defiant in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on countries that import Iranian oil, vowing to respond to America’s move.The U.S. announced the sanctions in November but some countries got temporary waivers that allowed them to import Iranian oil. Washington now says those waivers — which primarily impact China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey — will expire May 2.President Hassan Rouhani said in comments on his website Wednesday that for Iranians, “there is no way except resistance.”Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says U.S. efforts will not bear any fruit and that Iranians are “able to export our oil to the extent that we need and when we decide.”Khamenei also says this U.S. policy won’t “remain without an answer.”The Associated Press read more

Four including Chinese man killed in accidentFour including Chinese man killed in accident

The vehicle, which was placed to protect the new highway under construction in Athurugiriya, veered off the road and fell into a ditch. Four people including a Chinese national and two policemen were killed in an accident in Athurugiriya this morning.Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that a police night patrol vehicle had met with the accident on a highway under construction. The bodies of the victims were taken to the Homagama hospital. Further investigations are underway. Two policemen who were in the vehicle as well as a Chinese national and the driver of the vehicle were killed in the accident.

Iraq SARS cloud UN forecast of AsiaPacific regions economic growthIraq SARS cloud UN forecast of AsiaPacific regions economic growth

According to Ambassador Murari Raj Sharma of Nepal, who launched the report at UN Headquarters in New York, the survey, especially forecasts for 2003, was based on data for the first three quarters of 2002. By early March of this year, neither the war in Iraq nor the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) had occurred.”The impact of these events on the forecast made in the survey is still a subject of considerable debate and uncertainty,” he told a press briefing on the launch of the “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2003,” which was compiled by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The report highlights the performance of regional economies in the past year, provides a brief trend analysis and some projections for 2003.The report states that despite the weakening of the global economy, the region performed surprisingly well in 2002 – 2 per cent higher than the previous year – largely due to surging intra-regional trade, fiscal stimulus and low interest rates.While the survey had projected the 5 per cent growth to continue prior to the new domestic and global developments, it is now unclear how the economy will fare this year as it is tied to the intensity and duration of military action in Iraq and its ripple effects, particularly on energy prices. Asia-Pacific imports 40 per cent of its energy.Compounding matters further is the recent outbreak of SARS. In addition to the health challenges it is posing in the region, the illness is undermining the tourism and travel industry. Ambassador Sharma said there were fears that a prolonged outbreak could extend the damage beyond those two industries.How well Asia-Pacific withstands these stormy conditions also hinges heavily on how the economies of developed countries perform, especially the United States, Japan and the European Union, which together import half of the regions export products, Ambassador Sharma said. He also stressed that there was “no consensus on how the regional economy might be affected.” read more

Underdeveloped countries are job and money donors Ugandan leader tells UNUnderdeveloped countries are job and money donors Ugandan leader tells UN

Video of plenary meeting Listen to UN Radio report President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni told an Assembly meeting on commodities and raw materials that the only way for African nations to stop donating to the richer countries was to process their raw materials and add value to them through a “transformation” of their economies.”African countries including mine are big donors but they are donors in ignorance,” he said.Taking the example of raw cotton that is grown in Uganda, and tracing the process through which it became a suit like the one he was wearing, he said that Uganda winds up donating money taxes and jobs to the developed countries.He said Uganda gets about $1.30 a kilogram for the raw cotton, “but if I do the spinning the value goes up three times. If you weave that cotton the value goes up six times. If you produce the garment the value goes up ten times.””So if I export it as lint (cotton) I am a donor, I am a ‘mega-donor.’ I am donating three or four things. I am donating $9 or $10 out of every kilogram I export. I am donating it to the ones who are doing the value addition. I get one-tenth of the value of my product. I am a donor of money.”Uganda is donating more than money,” he added. “Who will do the spinning, who will do the weaving? Somebody else. Who will do the tailoring? Somebody else. So we are donors of jobs. That’s why there are no jobs in Uganda.”President Museveni said that the lost jobs meant lost taxes, too, as the incomes would be taxed.”Having work means taxes and having work means buying shampoo, which also would be taxed,” he said.He said the price for raw materials will always go down, because of changing demand, oversupply, and “because of the subsidies of United States, Europe and Japan.”He said one solution is diversification, but “the real answer is transformation.””Instead of just diversification, diversify the problem,” President Museveni said. “Transform the economy, so that it becomes an economy that adds value to this material and goes and links with the consumer.”Such transformation, he said would also aid the developed West since Africa, with 800 million people as potential customers, is a large potential market.”We have the stomach; we don’t have the money. We don’t have the money because there are no jobs. But remember the jobs were donated. If you donated a job, you don’t have a job. If you don’t have a job, you have no money. If you have no money you don’t consume,” he said. read more

Lebanon UN peacekeeping force tops 11000Lebanon UN peacekeeping force tops 11000

The current total of 11,018 consists of 9,124 ground troops and 1,747 naval personnel entrusted with stopping arms smuggling off the coast, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported today.Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended 34 days of fighting in August, strengthened UNIFIL to a maximum of 15,000 troops and mandated a complete Israeli withdrawal, together with Lebanese army deployment in southern Lebanon.On Monday, UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Alain Pellegrini held yet further “productive” talks with senior Lebanese and Israeli officers aimed at securing Israel’s withdrawal from the last position it occupies – the northern sector of Ghajar village located inside Lebanese territory across the Blue Line separating the two countries. UNIFIL peacekeepers continued to provide humanitarian assistance to the local population, including medical, dental and veterinarian aid, the mission reported. Also over the past week UNIFIL de-miners destroyed 1,305 separate explosive devices. These included rockets, grenades and cluster bombs, bringing the total to 15,887 since the ceasefire came into effect on 14 August. read more

Greek police use tear gas during Athens clashes with protesting farmers outsideGreek police use tear gas during Athens clashes with protesting farmers outside

ATHENS, Greece – Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country’s bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.Up to 4,000 farmers from various parts of Greece took part in Wednesday’s protest in central Athens. The clashes broke out when some of the protesters threw bitter oranges that grow on trees around parliament at riot police guarding the building.No arrests or injuries were immediately reported.Greece’s left-led government has committed to extensive new reforms and spending cuts under the third in a series of multi-billion euro bailouts that have kept the country afloat since 2010.Farmers are angry at plans to substantially increase their income tax, abolish existing tax breaks they enjoy and cut pensions. Farmers use their sticks as they clash with a riot policeman during an anti-government protest at central Syntagma square in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country’s bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis) Greek police use tear gas during Athens clashes with protesting farmers outside parliament by The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2015 4:03 am MDT Last Updated Nov 18, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Alarming gaps in reliable data leave 28 million uprooted children unprotected –Alarming gaps in reliable data leave 28 million uprooted children unprotected –

There are “alarming holes” in the availability, reliability, timeliness and accessibility of the data and evidence essential for understanding how children and their families are impacted by migration and forced displacement, United Nations agencies and their partners warned on Thursday.With A call to action: Protecting children on the move starts with better data, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Eurostat and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed how crucial data are to understanding the patterns of global migration and developing policies to support vulnerable groups like children.“Information gaps fundamentally undermine our ability to help children ,” said Laurence Chandy, UNICEF Director for the Division of Data, Research and Policy.The report confirms that massive gaps in data covering refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and internally displaced populations are endangering millions of children on the move.“Migrant children, particularly those who migrate alone, are often easy targets for those who would do them harm,” he continued, adding “We can’t keep children safe and provide them with lifesaving services, both in transit and at their destination, if we don’t know who they are, where they are or what they need.”While an estimated 28 million children were living in forced displacement in 2016, the true figure is likely much higher.In many countries, available national data do not include information on migrants’ and refugees’ age, sex and origin, or if they travel unaccompanied or with their families.Moreover, nearly a quarter of countries and territories do not have age disaggregated data on migrants, including 43 per cent of countries and territories in Africa and just 56 per cent of the refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate has age information on record.“Many refugee children have experienced or witnessed appalling violence and suffering in their countries of origin and sometimes also during their flight in search of protection and security,” said Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.“They need and deserve care and protection but in order to provide this, we need data on their identity and needs. In no area is coordination on data and strengthening capacity more important than for children, especially the most vulnerable” he added.The report underlines that differing criteria for age categories and for recoding data make disaggregation extremely challenging – particularly in estimating accurately how many children are on the move worldwide as well as those moving undocumented across borders, displaced or migrating internally, or left behind by migrant parents.“We need reliable and better data on child migrants to protect them and guarantee their best interests,” stressed IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.“Data disaggregation by age, sex and origin can inform policymakers of the real needs of child migrants. This will ensure that no child is left behind and that they are not exploited. All migrant children are entitled to care and protection regardless of their migratory status,” he affirmed.The need for better data collection and analysis are key features of the related but distinct Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees currently being developed for adoption in 2018.While there are ongoing efforts to strengthen data collection and analysis at both the global and country levels, far more needs to be done. If these gaps are not addressed, it will be impossible to implement and monitor the Compacts and the impact they could have for children on the move.“We urge Member States to fill these gaps with reliable disaggregated data and to improve cooperation so that data is shared and comparable,” concluded Mr. Chandy. read more

RK Vardar win SEHA GAZPROM SSLRK Vardar win SEHA GAZPROM SSL

← Previous Story Fuchse Berlin win DHB Cup 2014! Next Story → Jurecki takes Cup trophy to Kielce! eha gazpromrk vardarsSEHA GAZPROM Macedonian champions RK VARDAR won the SEHA GAZPROM South Stream F4 tournament in Novi Sad (Serbia). EHF CL TOP 8 team beat Meshkov Brest (Belarus) 29:27 (13:15) in the final in front of 3.500 fans in #PENS” hall led by fantastic Timur Dibirov, who scored 11 goals…The third place won C.O Zagreb by victory over HC Tatran Presov 36:28.

Un cimetière datant de la Peste noire découvert dans le soussol deUn cimetière datant de la Peste noire découvert dans le soussol de

first_imgUn cimetière datant de la Peste noire découvert dans le sous-sol de LondresLes travaux qui sont réalisés dans la City, à Londres, ont permis de déterrer une douzaine de squelettes humains. Selon les experts, il pourrait s’agir d’un immense charnier dans lequel reposent des victimes de la Peste noire.Dans le quartier financier de la City, à Londres, où sont actuellement réalisés des travaux en vue de la construction d’une ligne ferroviaire (projet Crossrail), les ossements de 13 adultes ont été découverts, soigneusement alignés. Les archéologues pensent que ces corps retrouvés à 2,5 mètres sous terre, font partie d’un immense charnier dans lequel reposeraient de nombreuses victimes de la Peste noire. En effet, des documents datant du XVIème siècle donnent à penser qu’il pourrait y avoir jusqu’à 50.000 cadavres à cet endroit. “C’est une découverte très importante”, estime Jay Carver, qui dirige l’équipe d’archéologues travaillant sur ce projet ferroviaire. “Nous allons mener des tests sur les squelettes dans les mois à venir pour établir les causes de leur mort, pour voir s’il s’agit de victimes de la peste du XIVème siècle ou de résidents d’une époque ultérieure, pour déterminer leur âge et tenter de trouver des indices afin de savoir qui ils étaient”. Cité par l’AFP, il précise toutefois qu’”à ce stade, tout semble indiquer qu’il s’agit de ce cimetière établi en urgence au XIVème siècle”. Aux côtés des squelettes, ils ont retrouvé des poteries datant vraisemblablement de 1350, suggérant que celles-ci appartenaient peut-être à certains des défunts. Des éléments que pourraient confirmer les travaux supplémentaires qui vont être prochainement réalisés. En savoir plus sur l’épidémie de Peste Noire du XIVe siècle À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Grâce aux analyses qui seront pratiqués, les scientifiques espèrent également en apprendre davantage sur cette épidémie de Peste noire qui à fait près d’1,5 million de morts au Moyen-Âge, rien qu’en Grande-Bretagne (25 millions de morts dans toute l’Europe) ainsi que sur la bactérie (Yersinia pestis) qui en est responsable. Au même endroit, les archéologues ont également bon espoir de trouver des objets datant de la période romaine. Quoiqu’il en soit, une fois les examens terminés, les ossements seront à nouveau enterrés, soit au même endroit soit dans un autre cimetière.(crédits photo : Crossrail) Le 18 mars 2013 à 18:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Midair smoke forces IndiGo flight to make emergency landing in KolkataMidair smoke forces IndiGo flight to make emergency landing in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: A Jaipur-Kolkata IndiGo flight with 136 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Kolkata after smoke engulfed the plane mid-air, prompting the government to order a probe, an official said Tuesday. However, no passengers were injured in the incident that happened on Monday, a senior DGCA official said. The pilot had to issue a ‘May Day’ call, made to seek help in times of distress, and the the Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 Neo plane landed at the Kolkata airport under full emergency conditions, a source said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life On landing, some of the passengers were evacuated using emergency chutes, the source said. “The IndiGo aircraft VT ITR was about 45 miles off Kolkata when the smoke engulfed the aircraft. Amid the passengers’ safety in danger, the pilot issued May Day and sought an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport,” the source said. IndiGo confirmed the incident but said the aircraft did not face any technical issue in the past. “An IndiGo flight (A320 aircraft) 6E-237 operating on Jaipur-Kolkata route made an emergency landing as a precaution at Kolkata due to suspected smoke in cabin,” the airline said in a statement. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed There was no report earlier of any malfunctioning in the aircraft, it said. The flight landed safely at Kolkata, it said, adding that on reaching the bay, a few passengers were evacuated via the “aft exit deployed slides” while most passengers deplaned via the front step ladder. The Airbus A320 Neo planes with Pratt & Whitney engines, which are being operated by budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir, have been frequently facing serious glitches mid-air and on ground since their induction. The senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the “flight made an emergency landing at Kolkata due to smoke in cockpit and cabin”. On landing, the aircraft was taken to an isolation bay, where aft or emergency passenger chutes were deployed and few passengers were evacuated, the official said. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB), which comes under the Civil Aviation Ministry, has launched a probe into the incident, he said. The airline has also been asked to submit a preliminary report after a detailed technical inspection, he added.last_img read more

Google Pixel Slate vs Pixelbook Which Should You BuyGoogle Pixel Slate vs Pixelbook Which Should You Buy

first_imgValue (10)65 Price $599-$1,599$999-$1,649 AccessoriesPixel Slate Keyboard ($199), Pixelbook Pen ($99) $99 Pixelbook Pen Google’s just-released Pixel Slate is the company’s first attempt at a detachable laptop, and somewhat of a leap from the Pixelbook. Now that our review for the Pixel Slate is finally here, and we’ve stacked Google’s newest detachable against the more traditional Pixelbook, which currently our best Chromebook for business.Here’s how Google’s two Chrome OS devices compare.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-pixel-slate-vs-pixelbook?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Google Pixel Slate vs. Pixelbook: Specs Compared Overall (100)7366 RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB8GB, 16GB DesignGoogle’s Pixel Slate and Pixelbook both come in a single color, but the Pixel Slate stands out from the Pixelbook’s traditional Silver with its gorgeous Midnight Blue scheme.Despite the Pixel Slate technically being a tablet, its clean back looks sleek compared to the awkward two-tone design of the Pixelbook. And if you get the Pixel Slate Keyboard, a soft polyurethane cover will protect the exterior and comfort your precious fingers.We thought that the Pixelbook was quite stylish in our review, but I’m not a fan of the multiple shades of white in the interior, especially because it makes the keyboard look out of place. It’s hard to miss the bezels on the display, and the silicon palm rests look a little awkward.The Pixel Slate sports slimmer bezels, and the Pixel Slate Keyboard features a simple, dark-blue shade with keys that form a cute, circular shape.Google StoreThe Pixel Slate and Pixelbook both have sturdy aluminum chassis and are similar in size. The Pixel Slate weighs in at 1.6 pounds (2.9 pounds with Pixel Slate Keyboard) and measures 11.5 x 8 x 0.3 (0.6 with Pixel Slate Keyboard) inches. The Pixelbook is technically lighter and thinner, at 2.5 pounds and 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches, when comparing the two devices as clamshells.Winner: Pixel SlatePortsThe Pixel Slate and Pixelbook both skimp on ports (two USB Type-C connections), but the Pixel Slate commits the ultimate sin and ditches the headphone jack. You might want to keep that 3.5mm to USB-C handy if you plan on getting a Pixel Slate.Winner: PixelbookDisplayRight out of the gate, the Pixel Slate ramps up its resolution to 3000 x 2000 and sticks it to the Pixelbook’s 2400 x 1600.When I watched the trailer for Pokemon Detective Pikachu, the titular character’s fur was slightly sharper on the Pixel Slate than the Pixelbook, and the color in Pikachu’s red cheeks was bold on both laptops. However, the alleyways of Ryme City looked more vibrant on the Pixelbook’s panel.MORE: Best and Worst Laptop BrandsOn our tests, the Pixel Slate’s 12.3-inch panel produced 120 percent of the sRGB color spectrum, while the Pixelbook’s 12.3-inch display covered 117 percent. Despite its advantage in color, the Pixelbook crushed it on brightness, emitting a solid 421 nits, whereas the Pixel Slate averaged 337 nits.The Pixel Slate has slimmer bezels, a sharper display and slightly more vivid colors, but the Pixelbook is so much brighter that it catches up to the Pixel Slate.Winner: DrawKeyboard and PenThe Pixel Slate’s keyboard was quite springy to type on despite being completely flat, but it can take some time to get used to due to its round keys. Its 1.1 millimeter key travel also beats the the Pixelbook’s 0.9 millimeters during our hands-on time. The Pixelbook does have a pair of silicon palm rests, which makes typing that much more comfortable. And while the Pixel Slate’s palm rests aren’t silicon, they’re equally as comfortable.The good news about the stylus is that it has not changed, so the Pixelbook Pen ($99) is compatible with both the Pixelbook and the Pixel Slate. And the bad news is … well, it hasn’t changed, so there aren’t any improvements made upon the original. We would have liked to see the pressure sensitivity jump from 2,048 to 4,096, like on other competing pens. However, the pen does now come in Midnight Blue.Winner: Pixel SlatePerformanceDespite sporting the latest-generation processor, the Pixel Slate’s Intel Core i5-8200Y CPU runs at nearly the same pace as the Pixelbook’s Core i5-7Y57 CPU.On the Geekbench 4 overall performance test, the Pixel Slate scored 8,071, narrowly surpassing the Pixelbook’s 7,927.The Pixel Slate scored 146.84 on the JetStream test for Javascript performance, whereas the Pixelbook (during our retest) earned a 128.66.Both the Pixel Slate and Pixelbook displayed 5,000 fish on the WebGL Aquarium simulation at around 28 frames per second.Winner: Pixel SlateBattery LifeThe Pixelbook lasted only 7 hours and 42 minutes on our Laptop Mag battery test, which was a bit concerning considering that Google rates it for 10 hours — the same battery life that it claims the Pixel Slate has. Despite that, the Pixel Slate nailed 9 hours and 51 minutes on the same test, coming much closer to Google’s claims.Winner: Pixel SlateValueRegarding value, the Pixel Slate and Pixelbook are fairly evenly matched, but the Pixel Slate has more configurations.The Pixel Slate starts as a mainstream laptop at $599, but the Pixelbook jumps right into premium at $999, which is wide gap for a starting price. The Pixelbook’s base configuration comes with an 7th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for $999, and the Pixel Slate has the same configuration for the same price with the exception of an 8th Gen CPU. The catch is, of course, that you have to pay $199 for the keyboard.Buy on Best BuyIf you’re comparing them as clamshells, you’re technically paying $199 to jump from the Pixelbook’s 7th Gen CPU to the Pixel Slate’s 8th Gen processor, which is well worth the processing power. You should also consider the jump in resolution as well, from the Pixelbook’s 2400 x 1600 to the Pixel Slate’s 3000 x 2000.MORE: Best Laptops Under $500While the Pixelbook supports up to a 512GB SSD, the Pixel Slate has lower-tier components at lower prices, such as a Celeron and Core m3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB to 64GB SSDs.Winner: Pixel SlateOverall Winner: Google Pixel SlateWhile the Pixel Slate and the Pixelbook run a tight race, the Pixel Slate offers a sharper display, longer battery life, better value for its components and a really neat keyboard (if you’re willing to pay extra for it). PortsTwo USB Type-CTwo USB Type-C, headphone jack  Google Pixel SlateGoogle Pixelbook Size11.5 x 8 x 0.3 inches11.4 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches Display 12.3-inch, 3000 x 2000 pixels12.3-inch, 2400 x 1600 pixels Keyboard/Pen (15)1211 Display (15)1212center_img Google Pixel SlateGoogle Pixelbook Design (10)85 Battery Life (20)1614 Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB CPU8th Gen Intel Celeron, Core m3, i5, i77th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 Ports (10)56 ColorsMidnight BlueSilver Performance (20)1413 On the other hand, the Pixelbook already comes with a keyboard (with silicon palm rests) and has a configuration with a beefier 512GB SSD. Plus, the overall performance on both laptops are so similar that you’re not losing anything if you’re going with the Pixelbook.On top of the Pixel Slate’s comfort and performance advantages, it also looks a lot better and functions well as a detachable, making it a more versatile version of Google’s Chromebook. Credit: Laptop Mag Lowest Weight LaptopsBest Graphics PerformanceLaptops with the Best Productivity Performance Weight1.6 pounds2.5 pounds by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Colombia announces ceasefire deal to end 52year conflict with FARCColombia announces ceasefire deal to end 52year conflict with FARC

first_imgHAVANA – In a ceremony meant to mark the symbolic end to 52 years of fighting, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leftist guerrilla commander Timoleón Jiménez shook hands on a cease-fire pact Thursday that paves the way for a final peace deal and the rebels’ complete disarmament.With U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and six Latin American presidents in attendance, Santos and Jiménez celebrated the deal — which overcomes the last major obstacle to a larger peace accord — as a historic moment for a country that has been at war with itself for the past five decades.“This is the end point of the armed conflict,” said Santos.“May this be the last day of the war,” said Jiménez, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who is better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko.Santos said this week he wants to sign a final peace accord in time for Colombia’s July 20 independence anniversary, but officials with knowledge of the talks say it will likely take longer to iron out the last few details and that a signing ceremony in August is a more realistic target.Still, the agreement signed Thursday essentially maps out the complex choreography of getting 7,000 heavily armed rebel fighters to leave their jungle camps, lay down their guns and turn their insurgency into a legal political movement. With drug trafficking gangs and other armed criminal groups still powerful in parts of rural Colombia, the rebels retain deep fears that they will be left defenseless to attacks from their longtime enemies, despite assurances that government security forces will protect them.But after 3 1/2 years of formal negotiations, the most delicate aspects of the peace talks have been settled.“There is nothing big and substantial left that will pull the two parties apart,” said Bernard Aronson, the U.S. special envoy to the Colombian peace process, who also attended Thursday’s ceremony.“The finish line has been defined,” said Aronson. “Absent some unanticipated extraneous event, this is the end of the war.”The conflict has killed an estimated 220,000 people and forced nearly 7 million Colombians from their homes over the decades — the highest number of what the United Nations considers “internally displaced persons” in the world.Santos said Thursday that a final peace accord will be signed in Colombia. The accord will then be subject to approval by Colombian voters through a referendum. While government negotiators and the FARC had been at odds over the form the referendum would take, they announced Thursday that the plebiscite would be defined by Colombia’s judiciary — meaning that the rebels accepted the government’s position.For the FARC, the most difficult part of the peace process essentially boiled down to two highly sensitive issues.The rebels did not want a peace deal that would put them in prison. And they refused to give up their guns if it meant they would be exposed to bloody payback from their enemies.They reached an agreement last year on the first point. Essentially, FARC rank-and-file members whose only formal criminal charge is “rebellion” will receive a blanket amnesty.FARC leaders with convictions in absentia or who are charged with serious crimes — including terrorism, murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking — will be eligible for an alternative judicial process.If they agree to testify to crimes and fully disclose their roles in the conflict, they will be eligible for sentences that are less punitive than prison and resemble something closer to community service. But if they withhold information or do not tell the truth, they could be tried by Colombia’s criminal justice system and face the risk of lengthy terms in conventional prisons.Critics of Santos and the peace deal say that amounts to a wrist-slap for FARC commanders and a betrayal of the conflict’s victims.Under the terms of the agreement announced Thursday, the rebels will gather in 22 protected zones and eight camps, where they will disarm in phases once the final accord is reached. Colombian security forces will provide security, but unarmed U.N. observers will be present in the camps with the rebels to oversee the process.FARC fighters will begin by giving up heavy weapons, followed by rifles and, eventually, sidearms. The process could take up to 180 days, during which only a limited number of FARC personnel would be allowed to leave the zones, and no civilians would be allowed to enter them without government approval.“The idea that the FARC would concentrate its forces and lay down its weapons in exchange for security guarantees was always the goal in theory,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington. “But agreeing on the concrete steps to make it happen is just huge,” she said.“There’s no doubt that the hardest part — implementation of the accords — is yet to come,” said Arnson. “But recognizing that shouldn’t detract from what a transcendental moment this is.”With Santos’s public approval ratings sliding and impatience with the peace talks among the Colombian public, the government has done little to conceal its eagerness to close the deal.The FARC has proceeded more cautiously, knowing that the terms of its disarmament are the last card it holds at the bargaining table. But sources close to the talks say FARC leaders are eager to jump into Colombian electoral politics, with members of its negotiating team hoping to enter congress when Colombia holds its next elections in 2018.The presidents of Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic also attended Thursday’s ceremony.© 2016, The Washington Post Related posts:Demining Colombia will take ‘a generation’: minister Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped An end to Colombia’s war seems close – except in rebel territory Waging peace in Colombia Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSource = LAN Airlines LAN Airlines has once again been selected Best Airline in Central/South America and the Caribbean at the annual Airline Industry Awards presented by Official Airline Guide (OAG), the world leader in air travel information. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the awards, which are considered the “Oscars of the Airline Industry” because they are voted for by frequent flyers around the world who choose the best international companies and airports.Winners are chosen through a survey that asks frequent flyers to rank the top three airlines among those they have flown over the past 12 months in each of the award categories. “We are proud to distribute the 2009 OAG Airline Industry Awards to airlines and airports who work hard every day to give travelers the best flying experience possible,” stated Peter von Moltke, CEO of UBM Aviation.Responding to the award announcement, Armando Valdivieso, LAN’s CEO Passenger, said that “We are honored to receive this important distinction, which reflects the opinions of demanding customers from around the globe, and will continue working to offer the best flight experience with the excellent service and high safety standards that have distinguished LAN internationally.”Among the other oneworld alliance companies that received awards were Qantas, for Best Airline based in Australasia/Pacific, and British Airways, winner in the Best Economy/Coach Class category.Complete list of winners for 2009 available at:http://www.oagairlineawards.com/Winnerslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAustralians are planning trips to the Americas, with the United States and Canada ranking high on the list of preferred destinations for the upcoming 2018 holiday season, according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso.Known as a leading trend forecaster in the industry, Virtuoso has surveyed its 1,400 Australian travel advisors to uncover expert insights into luxury holiday trends and the preferences of their elite clientele.Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Michael Londregan, says the research shows there is a solid pull towards Australians travelling to the United States, the result of the increased variety of carriers providing greater dispersal.The results were unveiled at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week, taking place in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa, 11–17 August.Revered as the “Fashion Week” of luxury travel, the event is the industry’s largest and most prestigious, with more than 6,000 leading luminaries attending, including 140 Australian travel advisers.“For a long time, the US travel destinations that were popular for Australians sat along West Coast gateways, but with increased capacity through a range of American airlines and their domestic networks, we are seeing people starting to treat the US in a holistic way,” Londregan said from Las Vegas.“With Qantas and Air New Zealand accessing new gateways like Dallas and Houston, the true tourism potential of the United States is becoming realised as the destination becomes more available.”“Australians now think nothing of skiing in Colorado, exploring New England or Louisiana, even Mexico, as people push through the gateway cities and create interesting multi-stop itineraries.” Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Michael LondreganLondregan says cruising continues to take a solid share of Australian travellers’ focus as the industry becomes more diverse, delivering product that appeals to almost any corner of the market.“What’s great is that cruise product now has as much differentiation as hotel product, giving people the ability to choose the kind of cruise that is right for them. It recognises the right cruise is going to be different for couples, for families, people who want adventure or wellness or who are active explorers and those who just want to stay on board and enjoy the ship.“Across the industry, we are seeing so many more options available now, which means people are more likely to get something that fits them; they are getting the right tailored solution,” Londregan added.Current trends, based on booking patterns from Australian Virtuoso members are: Top International Destinations:United StatesCanada/Italy (equal)JapanFranceNew ZealandTop Unusual/Surprising DestinationsIcelandBhutanMongoliaSri LankaAntarcticaTop Traveller ExperiencesSoft adventure (hiking, bicycling)Experiences with local cultureWellness, spa and relaxation/ Food and beverage (tie)Insider tours with localsLiving like a localTop Domestic DestinationsQueenslandTasmaniaByron BaySydneyUluruTop Trip TrendsOcean cruisesFamily tripsBeach destinationsActive and adventure tripsRiver cruisesGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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All proceeds from the concert will go towards the Life for Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternité Verité charities Le Bataclan was one of the sites in the coordinated Paris attacks last year The crowd was held hostage inside the theatre during an Eagles of Death Metal show Eighty-nine people were killed at the theatre Le Bataclan made a powerful statement following the tragedy "Dear friends No words is enough to express the magnitude of our grief Our thoughts are with the victims the injured and their families Many of you have wanted to gather in remembrance at the Bataclan" the venue wrote on social media "Unfortunately the authorities still need to work at the site We will keep you informed as soon as it is possible to you gather in front of the room We thank you for your support which affects us deeply" Tickets will go on sale Nov 8 at 10 am CET time on the Le Bataclan Theatre website This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at editors@timecomThe militant group Boko Haram has become a target of international outrage ever since it kidnapped more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls last month A leader of the group recently boasted in a video that “I abducted your girls” and will “sell them in the market” The United States has vowed to send a team to Nigeria to assist in their rescue and a social media campaign is seeking to raise the pressure on world leaders to act Here are five things to know about Boko Haram It began in Nigerias poorest corner Nigeria was formed as a protectorate of Great Britain but the colonial power concentrated its resources on the coast The countrys northern half which extends into the Sahara was Muslim and so poor that in Kano the ancient city walls are being eaten away by people stealing sand Northerners generally feel under-represented and Boko Haram began in 2002 as an expression of that A charismatic cleric named Mohammed Yusuf founded the group as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad or "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad” The mosque and school he established were presented as an alternative to the government schools he regarded as both alien to Muslims and tools of the elite That gave rise to the nickname Boko Haram which translates as "Western education is a sin" It turned far more violent after its founder was killed in police custody The group which advocated reviving an Islamic caliphate and imposing Sharia law gradually grew more militant attacking local critics including Christians and government representatives especially police Government forces struck back with a vengeance in 2009 capturing Yusuf interrogating him in front of an array of camera phones then shooting him without trial Followers went underground but mounted a fierce return now led by Yusufs former deputy Abubakar Shekau The group has killed more than 1500 people since 2009 in attacks that have grown more and more deadly The 815 people killed in 2012 was more than in the previous two years combined But it was the April 14 abduction of about 276 girls from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok that drew the worlds attention This weeks attack on another town Gamboru Ngala which left at least 150 dead might otherwise have gone unnoticed The military option while tempting could make matters worse "This problem is coming from bad governance bad governance and bad governance" says Rinaldo Depagne West Africa project director for the International Crisis Group a Brussels-based research organization "More troops more boots on the ground wont solve anything" Crisis Group reports detail the conditions that have nurtured the group which Depagne notes "moved from a 100-person sect at the end of 2002 to a kind of massive underground force complete with artillery" Contributing factors include desertification linked to climate change and the heavy-handed actions of Nigerian security forces who worked with local militias dubbed Joint Civilian Task Forces to counter the group Watchdogs including Human Rights Watch have documented mass arrests and extrajudicial killings by Nigerian forces in Maiduguri a Boko Haram stronghold Sarah Margon Washington director of Human Rights Watch said the Obama Administration appeared to be taking the right approach by sending a small team from several disciplines including psychology as well as intelligence and military to assist Nigeria in finding the kidnapped girls "The governments heavy-handed approach has made the problem worse and harder to solve" she says The specialists from Washington "have to make sure that the Nigerian security forces dont go in too strongly" Margon warns "The US hasnt been all that good at sending those messages to Nigeria I understand some are sent privately but they need to send a public message as well so the Nigerian people understand what is going on” Its crazier than al-Qaeda Boko Haram is reportedly linked to al-Qaeda and has been listed since last year by the United States as a terrorist organization But in the constellation of African insurgencies Boko Haram appears to have less in common with al-Shabab the al-Qaeda affiliate active in Somalia than with the Lords Resistance Army the savage cult that has wreaked havoc in northern Uganda for more than 25 years Both Boko Haram and the LRA kidnap girls en masse make use of porous international borders and are led by a warlord who claims to talk with the Almighty And while LRA founder Joseph Kony claims to be Christian the faith is no more recognizable to believers than Boko Harams brand of Islam which alarms even jihadists "Their brutality is kind of a combination of African rebel groups and al-Qaeda in its original incarnation" says Margon who previously worked for the Senate subcommittee on Africa "Al-Qaeda now realizes you have to engage in populations you cant just slaughter them" In the video announcing he would sell the kidnapped schoolgirls Shekau comes off as a parody of an African warlord standing in front of an armored personnel carrier scratching his head idly as he speaks amused by the fuss "Just because I took some little girls who were in Western education everybody is making noise" he says and chuckles A few moments later the warlord declares "Either you are with usI mean real Muslims who are following Salafismor you are with Obama Francoise Hollande George BushBushClinton" He pauses to turn a page in a sheaf of what appeared to be prepared remarks then adds: "Ive forgot not Abraham Lincoln" The social media campaign might actually help The JosephKony2012 online campaign ended up doing little beyond making a household name of the LRA leader but that was the creation of a group of outraged Americans A Nigerian lawyer started #BringBackOurGirls following the lead of distraught mothers who had taken their case to the streets of Abuja the Nigerian capital "I think what youre seeing from the Nigerian side is that they are pretty well fed up with the way the authorities are handling Boko Haram" Margon says And not only did the campaign catch fireFirst Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support on Tuesdayit also served to illuminate the more subtle issues involved such as the quality of local governance Protest organizers complained of being ordered detained by Nigerian First Lady Patience Jonathan after an unproductive meeting with her Monday the same day the video surfaced publicly As President Barack Obama said at a town hall meeting while in Africa last year "It is my strong belief that terrorism is more likely to emerge and take root in countries that are not delivering for their people" He was answering a question from a Nigerian Contact us at editors@timecomLondon: Jurgen Klopp insists it doesn’t matter that he paid a world record fee for a defender to sign Virgil van Dijk because the Dutch star is good enough to prove value for money Klopp splashed out a reported 75 million to bring van Dijk to Anfield from Southampton on Wednesday Opinion is divided over whether the Liverpool manager was right to pay such a huge sum for a player that Premier League leaders Manchester City wanted before they balked at the asking price File image of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk Reuters Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claimed Netherlands international Van Dijk isn’t worth it while ex-Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher disagrees But Klopp doesn’t care about the size of the transfer because he is confident Van Dijk will plug the holes in Liverpool’s leaky defence Asked what the 26-year-old will add to Liverpool Klopp told Sky Sports "Quality That’s why we got him that’s why we were interested in him It’s quite difficult at the moment because technically he’s still a Southampton player "We don’t make the prices the market does Liverpool supporters should forget about the price "We only talk about the player and what he can bring in; the quality the mentality the character That is why we are really happy about it" Van Dijk has struggled to reach peak form this season after missing several games due to injury and the fall-out from a rejected transfer request in August But Liverpool had tried to land Van Dijk before the transfer deadline and Klopp is relieved to have finally got the centre-back who will officially arrive on 1 January and could make his debut in the FA Cup third round tie against Merseyside rivals Everton Calling for fans to allow time for Van Dijk to adapt to Liverpool Klopp said "Virgil hasn’t had the best first half to the season at Southampton "He was out injured for a long time and we all know about the things that happened last summer "He’s a tall player they always need a little bit longer especially after being out for around nine months "But that’s no problem We already have quality here in that position so we don’t have to rush anything "He needs to adapt to our style of play It’s a completely different game but we are 100 percent sure he will do it" Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country’s 14th President with Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu declaring that ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind would win with a "comfortable and respectable margin" against opposition-backed Meira Kumar Ram Nath Kovind with Narendra Modi during his nomination PTI "Kovindji will win with a comfortable and respectable margin" Naidu said before voting Polling to choose the successor of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee who demits office on 25 July started simultaneously inboth Houses of the Parliament in the national capital and state assemblies at 10 am All elected MPs and MLAs are eligible to cast their vote through secret ballot As voting picked up many MPs including women members were seen queuing up in the Parliament House outside the polling booth in Room No 62 for the voting that closed at 5 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the first to cast their votes inthe Parliament Modi clad in a beige colour sleeveless jacket over a white kurta-pyjama reached the Parliament premises early to vote on Monday also the first day of the over three-week monsoon session of the Parliament The prime minister said the session was expected to herald in a new hope for India "Today the monsoon session begins Like the monsoon brings hope this session also brings the same spirit of hope" he said Shah who is an MLA from Gujarat was allowed to cast his vote inthe Parliament Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul also voted State Assemblies saw brisk voting In state assemblies polling began on a brisk note in Kerala Tamil Nadu Maharashtra Telangana Andhra Pradesh Odisha Bihar Uttar Pradesh as legislators voted in the first three hours of polling Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal led the AAP lawmakers to vote In Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had called all Congress legislators in the state for breakfast before the voting The Congress legislators later gathered at the Punjab Bhawan for a meeting on the issue In the Haryana Assembly ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Kamal Gupta and Latika Sharma were among the first voters Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami was among the first voters at the Assembly complex in Chennai He was followed by house speaker P Dhanapal DMK’s MK Stalin and former chief minister O Panneerselvam Himachal Pradesh Assembly saw 100 percent voting as the state became the first to complete the election process 100 per cent polling recorded in voting for #PresidentialPolls in Himachal with all 67 MLAs casting their vote — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) July 17 2017 Talking to media persons West Bengal chief minister MamataBanerjee whose party had come out in support of Opposition’s candidate said "We voted for Meira to register our protest against ‘present atrocities’ in the country" The TMC leader also slammedthe NDA government over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as the 8 November 2016 decision to demonetise old notes of Rs 500 and 1000 Threat of cross voting The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) dismissed reports that its MPs and MLAs were voting for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind “The rumours are false We are voting for our candidate Meira” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told Hindustan Times? as the numbers are stacked in favour of the ruling NDA. which comes from the same team that produced the award-winning "Game Change" film about the 2008 election that starred Julianne Moore as then Republican vice-presidential contender Sarah Palin. but they flipped places again in South Carolina where Rubio eked out second place over Cruz by just 0. 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