APTN National NewsOTTAWA—Betty Ann Lavallee, the national chief of the Congress of Aboriginals Peoples (CAP), is leaving her post, according to a statement.Lavallee will officially leave the position of national chief in September, according to the statement from the Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan.Lavallee said the health of her parents and husband convinced her it was time to step aside, said the statement.Lavallee had previously refused to resign from the position after several members of the CAP board expressed non-confidence in her leadership during a conference call on March 31.The statement said Lavallee’s leadership has been opposed by Kim Beaudin, president of the Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan, Brendan Sheppard, from the Qalipu first Nation, Robert Bertrand, from the Native Alliance of Quebec, Wendy Wetteland, from the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, Brad Maggrah, from the Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal Peoples, Ron Swain, a national CAP vice-chief, and Jessica Bolduc, the national youth email@example.com@APTNNews
Assessing the major milestones of the ICJ – commonly referred to as the ‘World Court’ – Mr. Couvreur, who has served as Registrar for 15 years, noted that focus of the Court’s cases has changed over the past 70 years; whereas it focused on boundary issues in its earlier years, over time, the Court began dealing with more political disputes. “Originally, the Court was busy with land or maritime boundary issues – these are very important issues to prevent conflicts – but from the 80s, it has been called upon to deal with disputes which were politically, let’s say, more important – cases concerning the use of force between States. So the activity of the Court has adapted itself to the evolution of international relations,” he said. The ICJ – the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice – began its work in April 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Based in The Hague, it comprises 15 judges, who are each elected for nine-year terms by the UN General Assembly and the Security Council. The Court is also the only main organ of the UN not located in New York.The Court’s first case was submitted in May 1947, the Corfu Chanel, a “contentious case” concerning state responsibility for damages at sea involving the United Kingdom and Albania. Mr. Couvreur, who began his career at the Court in 1982, is currently serving his third seven-year term, having been first elected in 2000. As the Court’s Registrar, he keeps the general list of all cases and is responsible for recording documents in the case files. Among other tasks, Mr. Couvreur also manages the case proceedings. Registrar Philippe Couvreur of Belgium (center) looks on as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) is welcomed by President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Ronny Abraham of France. UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek “The Court is what the States make of it […] only if they choose the Court can the Court act,” he stressed, adding that this doesn’t make the Court any less effective.“To say that the Court was not successful is certainly not correct, because when the Court is seized it settles the dispute efficiently. There have been some minor difficulties, but at the end of the day,” almost all of the Court’s cases have been implemented immediately, Mr. Couvreur said. He also noted that the Court had not backlog of cases.In fact, he said, the Court’s permanent presence and long jurisprudence have resulted in States having a “strong confidence” in the ICJ. The registrar also noted that the Court’s budget is less than one per cent of the UN’s regular budget. Asked about some of the challenges that might impede the ICJ in achieving a path to justice, he emphasized that, through its mandate, the Court is tasked with settling legal disputes submitted by States. “It is very important to understand that the Court cannot seize itself of cases and intervene in disputes between States without being seized by those States,” he said. “The activity of the Court is highly dependent on the use States want to make of it or international organizations.” Indeed, under the UN Charter – which established the ICJ in June 1945 – the World Court is tasked with settling legal disputes submitted by States and with giving advisory opinions on legal questions that authorized UN and specialized agencies refer to it. As such, Mr. Couvreur said that States have the right to choose how to solve their own disputes. International Court of Justice lit up in ‘UN Blue’ in November 2015 for celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Photo: UNIC/Marcel Vogel
Dear Editor, This contribution is submitted because of my examination of the Enmore district, which includes Foulis, and which I feel is a microcosm of the wider Guyana. I expect rebuttals and criticisms and that should be so, because Leadership in Guyana, starting at the community level, should be of concern to every Guyanese, here and in the diaspora, and should come under scrutiny – for its paucity or its potential.For the purpose of this article, my brief definition of a Leader is someone who represents the welfare of persons selflessly and who can motivate a following towards a better collective position on whatever issue or field of endeavour.Whether in sports, culture, religion, community development, politics –even business– I have a difficulty identifying five active Leaders in Enmore in any one of the above endeavours from a population of about eighteen thousand. Even if I do, three of the five will be mature individuals, i.e: above 35.The geographic spread mentioned above is peopled mainly by Indians, in fact about 90%. Academics, Professionals, Millionaires, Technicians, Contractors, Entrepreneurs? YES, Enmore has all of those. But Leaders – Not Many!WHY?It seems as if the education system (particularly at the level of CXC/CSEC), which has robotised our children, has also robbed them of the vital interaction provided by sports and other extra-curricula activities. It seems as if teachers who literally promote the necessity for extra lessons fail to support the need to produce rounded persons. Certainly, aiming for 20 subjects at CXC hardly leaves room for much sleep, let aside sports or other forms of physical involvement.I am aware that many parents cater to every whims and fancies of their children to the extent of even bringing them up in the proverbial bubble, while living in a state of denial that many of those children are even using hard drugs. I am aware of parents and youths who frown upon any developmental/leadership programme/seminar made available by (any) Government or other Agencies. I am aware of Church/Mandir/Masjid heads, who are unable or reluctant to engage families to attend the House of God. I am aware of many teachers and politicos who just disregard their proteges once the immediate goal has been achieved. In one way or another, there seem to be a silent contrivance to under-develop our young people. We abandon them, and they abandon themselves, at the most crucial time of their lives.There definitely is a disconnect between the individual and the community, as if the individual does not have a stake in the community, as if the individual is alien to his community. The net effect is that our youths are disoriented and lost when they come face to face with the reality of life outside of the parent-created bubble, when they come face-to-face with adversity. The wider society is as much a school as the home or the formal school.The community of Enmore cries for effective parenting, since the first leader of the child is the parent. The community of Enmore bleeds for the involvement of young people in self development and community development. The community of Enmore screams out for effective leadership, even as individualism is sucking out the life-blood of the community. Why can’t our individual aspirations blend with the acceptance that there is the burning necessity for our community to simultaneously blood leaders?Sadly, the challenge to do so seems too much for the people of Enmore; the fortitude is lacking. And the LEADERSHIP VACUUM will deepen and widen. In the words of Martin Carter: All are involved; all will be consumed!And poor parenting will be found guilty!Do other communities suffer from the same dilemma??YoursTaajnauth Jadunauth Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHassan wins Enmore Cricket Club top awardJanuary 4, 2017In “Sports”Letter: We have to be responsible, civil & intelligent in our discoursesOctober 27, 2017In “Letters”“Leave David Granger alone” – Ramkarran says he has enormous challengesOctober 5, 2014In “Opinion”
Nintendo présente sa nouvelle console à l’E3, la “Wii U”La marque japonaise a dévoilé son dernier bébé lors de l’E3 de Los Angeles, la grand-messe du jeu vidéo.Sortie en 2006, la Wii commençait à ressentir le poids des années face à une concurrence féroce, symbolisée par la Xbox 360 de Microsoft et la Playstation 3 de Sony. Il fallait donc frapper un grand coup, et c’est le cas avec la Wii U. Ce nouveau modèle se caractérise notamment par sa manette révolutionnaire. Dotée de boutons et croix directionnel classiques, elle se voit en plus adjoindre un écran tactile de 6,2 pouces, soit environ un tiers de la taille d’un iPad (9,7 pouces), ainsi que d’un accéléromètre, d’un gyroscope, d’une caméra frontale, d’un micro et de haut-parleurs stéréo.Tout cela est fait pour jouer en profitant d’angles de vue nouveaux. Mais c’est surtout la possibilité de basculer l’image depuis l’écran principal vers l’écran tactile qui impressionne, donnant ainsi à la Wii U des airs de console portable. “Nous n’aurez pas besoin de quitter votre partie quand quelqu’un viendra dans la pièce et voudra regarder la télévision”, a ainsi expliqué le patron de Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, lors de la présentation. Si son prix n’a pas été indiqué, la Wii U sera lancée en 2012 et pourra accueillir les jeux de la Wii actuelle. Le 8 juin 2011 à 11:29 • Emmanuel Perrin
The U.S. Justice Department ordered the repayment by lodge owners Bruce and Yvonne Cooper and former lodge operator and tenant Mark Krall. Responders deployed booms around a dock and adjacent beach, collecting 1,878 bags of waste. The cleanup costing about $9 million was financed by the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the U.S. Coast Guard said. It was determined that cause of the spill was that the dock structure supporting the building collapsed. This caused much of the building, along with the fuel bladder, to fall to the shoreline and water below. The entire contents of the bladder, roughly 3,000 gallons, were released. According to reports, the Coopers and Krall are unable to repay the money, but the Justice Department is pursuing the funds. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In February of 2018, responders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation implemented cleanup efforts of an oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak.
An Anchorage assemblywoman is rolling out a proposal to repeal Mayor Dan Sullivan’s labor law changes.Download AudioThe Anchorage Daily News reports Jennifer Johnston is proposing a substitute that would restore some provisions eliminated by the law backed by Sullivan.Sullivan’s measure limited strikes, limited raises to the rate of inflation plus 1 percent and eliminated binding arbitration.Labor organizations organized a repeal effort that voters will consider in November.Johnston, an ally of Sullivan, says she wants to avoid spending $400,000 on the referendum. She also says she’s concerned voters will overturn the measure, which would bar the assembly from re-enacting it for two years.Johnson’s version would restore some rights to strike, eliminate provisions that allowed the city to outsource union work and restore binding arbitration language.
The annual run of lamprey is headed up the Yukon River. Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years… but actually catching them can be tricky.Download AudioTo catch a Yukon River lamprey, you need good, solid river ice, and perfect timing.Photo: Sean Larson, ADF&GFor almost 15 years, Kwik’pak Fisheries has tried to operate a commercial lamprey fishery on lower Yukon sometime around Thanksgiving, but general manager Jack Schultheis says, more than other fisheries, this one is hit or miss.“It’s not a run like salmon that goes on for days or weeks. The lamprey run goes on for hours, and then that’s it.”Lamprey swim upriver to spawn. But unlike salmon, lamprey bunch together in one big horde as they move upriver, and run under the cover of ice.Fishermen at Mountain Village started the commercial lamprey harvest on November 17th, when a few thousand pounds of lamprey were taken. That harvest was curtailed by a lack of adequate river ice to give fishermen access to the main channel, according to Schultheis.Kwik’pak is expecting a stronger harvest of lamprey from the village of Grayling sometime in the next few days.The unpredictable nature of the lamprey harvest makes it hard to commercialize, according to Schultheis, because buyers want a steady supply year after year. Nevertheless, Yukon River lamprey gets shipped far and wide for a variety of purposes.“Some of them go to Europe, some of them go to Asia, and some of them go into the bait market in the lower 48. And that all hinges on how much volume we get. When we get a lot of lamprey, then it is feasible to ship overseas – that’s in 20,000 pound increments. It’s gotta be a really good year to get that kind of volume.”By those standards, 2014 was a very good year, with just over 40,000 pounds of lamprey sold commercially.The parasitic creatures are typically caught with long handled dip nets, or impaled on long poles fixed with spikes.Lamprey also have a long history of subsistence use in certain villages, where they are commonly referred to as eels. Nearly half of their body mass is fat, making them a good high-energy food for sled dogs. As human food, they are often smoked and jarred. And their skins can be used to make bags or even parkas.
With the global trend of disappointment with “actually existing democracy”, the state of Bangladesh democracy has exposed a further slump in popular participation in running institutions and socio-political activities.The country’s ranking has fallen eight notches — to 92nd among 167 nations in 2017 from 84 in 2016, according to Economist Intelligent Unit’s (EIU’s) latest “Democracy Index: Free Speech Under Attack”.Read more: Bangladesh not a democracy, a hybrid regimeWith its government branded as a hybrid regime, Bangladesh’s democracy has also declined compared to its ranking in 2007 when its position was 75th.In 2007, a military-controlled government was in office in Bangladesh while the country witnessed a one-sided controversial election boycotted by all opposition parties in 2014.In the 2017 index, Bangladesh has scored poorly, 5.43 in a scale of 10. Its score was 5.87 in 2010, 5.86 in 2013, 5.78 in 2014 and 5.73 in 2016.Bangladesh is also bracketed as one of three countries, apart from Pakistan and the Philippines, where journalists faced “physical and death threats on a regular basis”, says the EIU report. “There have been hundreds of attacks in Bangladesh against journalists and bloggers and several have been murdered,” it observed.The year 2017 also saw decline in global average score to 5.48 from 5.52 the year before in the index which is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture.The index has called only 19 countries as “full democracy”, 57 as “flawed democracy”, 39 as “hybrid regime” and 52 as “authoritarian regime”.The EIU report has quoted Larry Diamond, one of the leading democracy scholars, as saying that we have been going through a “democracy recession”.Such a reality has been reflected in “declining popular participation in elections and politics”, “weaknesses in the functioning of government”, “declining trust in institutions”, “dwindling appeal of mainstream representative parties”, “growing influence of unelected, unaccountable institutions and expert bodies”, “widening gap between political elites and electorates”, “decline in media freedoms” and “erosion of civil liberties, including curbs on free speech”.North Korea, Syria, Chad, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo have been placed at the bottom of the list.Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Denmark have been ranked the best five democracies in the world today.
.A class-four female student of a local school died after being electrocuted in Gangarampur village of Bagha upazila on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Rasheda Khatun, 10, daughter of Abdur Rashid of the village.Rasheda came in touch with a live electric wire while feeding chickens at their poultry farm in the village around 11am, leaving her unconscious.Later, she was taken to Bagha upazila health complex where physicians declared her dead, said Adbulla-Hil-Baki, a physician of the health complex.
HT ImamAwami League (AL) on Wednesday urged the election commission not to push back the election further as what it said it will invite legal complexities over the polls, reports UNB.”We’ve clearly said you (EC) deferred the election thrice. But you shouldn’t delay the election for a day or for an hour,” co-chairman of AL national election conducting committee HT Imam told reporters after a meeting between an AL delegation and the EC.HT Imam led a 12-member team of the ruling party during the meeting held at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.Arguing for his party’s stance over not delaying the polls further, he said if the election is deferred even to 1 January, several lakh more young people will be eligible to be registered as fresh voters by the time.”If such voters aren’t registered and anyone of them can file a writ petition with the court (High Court) and the election will be spoiled immediately,” he said.Besides, HT Imam said, textbooks will have to be distributed among schoolchildren at the beginning of the New Year while Biswa Ijtema is scheduled to be held in January.He said many were demanding deferment of the election without considering its consequences.Pointing at the Jatiya Oikya Front, he said, “Today, they also placed the demand for the election delay.”HT Imam, also a member of AL advisory council, said they urged the election commission to take measures against the violation of the electoral code of conduct which took place in front of the BNP office on Wednesday.”What happened today at Naya Paltan is a clear violation of the electoral code of conduct…BNP breached the code of conduct. We think today’s incident is a punishable offence. We told the EC to take measures in this regard.”In reply, the commission said it will consider the matter, said HT Imam.He said no such incident occurred during the collection and submission of AL’s nomination forms in the city’s Dhanmondi area. “There was crowd but no incident occurred there,” he said.HT Imam, also political adviser to the prime minister, said they asked the commission to exercise their authority strictly. “We clearly said now the election commission is the government. The power is in the hand of the election commission. So, they should exercise their power,” he said.AL organising secretary Dipu Moni said the commission deferred the announcement of the election schedule twice earlier.She questioned whether the demand for polls deferment is an effort to spoil the election.The AL leader said Oikya Front leaders on the one hand they are talking about ensuring a congenial atmosphere for polls and making the election credible what AL also wants are resorting to violence on the other.The other AL delegation members included Mashiur Rahman, Rashidul Alam, lawyer Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Naufel, lawyer Biplab Barua, Tanveer Imam and Fazilatun Nasa Bappy.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda and other election commissioners were present at the meeting.Earlier, a delegation of the Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Kamal Hossain, sat in a meeting with the election commission at the Nirbachan Bhaban and demanded deferment of the polls by three more weeks.
Cozumel, Q.R. — Businesses on the island of Cozumel have began a campaign against false news that continues to circulate about the Playa del Carmen, Cozumel ferries.The island businesses have purchased advertising spots warning people about the unverified fake news that travels through social media platforms, affecting the image of the entire state. Island entrepreneurs are stressing the importance of getting news and updates from official sources.“A false story is created with the sole purpose of promoting fear, of provoking deception, of creating doubt and generating confusion,” says one of the ads.“Due to the false information on Facebook and Twitter about the situation with the boats, nobody wants to leave their house and the problem is that it’s scaring away tourists. We need to live on this beautiful island. It’s not worth it. Cozumel is your island and we are all Cozumel. Take care not to pay attention to bad information.”On March 1, the US embassy in Mexico reported that undetonated items were found on a tourist ferry in the Mexican Caribbean and issued a security alert for their employees to avoid the use of the Playa del Carmen ferry services. Canada also released a similar security alert.However, Mexican federal officials along with American FBI agents from Merida continue to investigate the February 21 Barcos Caribe explosion along with the white tubes found tied to the bottom of an unused ferry.A verdict or verification of either incident has yet to be concluded.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Scrutiny of Morsi began even before he named a new prime minister. Activists set a “Morsi Meter” to evaluate how much the president follows through on promises for his first 100 days. Morsi has begun speaking on a daily radio program during the whole month of Ramadan to lay out his vision, an unprecedented public exposure for an Egyptian president.But policy is likely to be overshadowed by political battles. Before Morsi’s inauguration on June 19, the military dissolved the Brotherhood-led parliament and took on legislative powers, including approving state budget. They approved next year’s before Kandil was named. The military says it will name the defense minister.Appointing the interior minister, in charge of security forces, is an early test. It is widely believed the military and powerful security chiefs want to be responsible for picking the new minister.Emara said he didn’t think Morsi would approve of the military naming one.“The biggest problem Egypt is facing is lawlessness. For 18 months, the military council that was in charge didn’t make any progress in this file. Why?” he said.He acknowledged Morsi faces deep resistance from security forces that once led the suppression of the Brotherhood under Mubarak. There has already been friction: A decision believed to have been negotiated by Morsi to allow Palestinians freer entry into Egypt was resisted by some in the Interior Ministry. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments Share Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Doctors, for example, say that not a day passes without an attack on a hospital, most by people angry over lack of services.The emergency center at Cairo’s biggest public hospital al-Qasr al-Aini was shut down Thursday when men armed with knives and machetes attacked workers and guards. The men were furious after the gynecologist who delivered the baby of a female relative asked them to purchase their own blood bags for her from outside the hospital because the facility was short. The daily Al-Masry al-Youm reported the assault left three security guards in critical condition.Some doctors in several cities shut their hospitals in protest over police failure to protect them. For three days, the emergency center at Ras el-Teen hospital in Alexandria has been closed after an angry mob beat up the sole doctor on duty and threw stones, demanding the doctor examine a relative.“The curve and frequency of the assaults are going up,” said Mona Mina, a member of the doctors’ syndicate. “Patients and their families are more and more angry because of poor service, doctors can’t answer, security is absent and assaults are horrendous.”Attacks began when security forces pulled from the streets during last year’s uprising against Mubarak, but they have accelerated dramatically from one a month to up to four a day, she said. “One would expect the choice to be someone who understands economic policies or has a proven record and achievement as a technocrat. He has neither. What he does have is a beard and he is religious,” said Mahmoud Salem, a liberal activist.Saad Emara, a leading member of the Brotherhood’s political party, said that’s unfair and that others should back the government but aren’t doing so to undermine Morsi.“The country is weak enough that it needs cooperation of all forces. We need to be one hand. The opposition doesn’t want that. It just doesn’t want an Islamist in the leading position.”Since Mubarak fell in February 2011, Egypt has had interim governments appointed by the military. The government headed by Kandil will be the first formed by an elected president. Theoretically, this is the civilian government that Egyptians hope could finally stop the country’s deterioration.Over the past year and a half, Egypt has seen a dramatic surge in crime, deadly street protests, a faltering economy and seemingly non-stop strikes. Police have abandoned many of their duties, and public services, already in bad shape under Mubarak, have further declined. Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories “For the longest time, members of the Interior Ministry were brought up to think of the Brotherhood as enemies of the nation,” he said. “Now they are surprised to find that they are at the helm of power and the former regime is in jail. This is a shock that needs some time to get used to.”But the Brotherhood has few allies to help it.Emad Gad, of the liberal Social Democratic Party, one of the secular parties created since Mubarak’s fall, said many of the well-known figures suggested for prime minister refused because they felt the job would just be a vehicle to execute the Muslim Brotherhood’s program.Salem, the liberal activist better known by his blogger name Sandmonkey, has little sympathy for the idea that the Brotherhood can’t fix problems without overcoming the military.“He has full executive power in appointing the government …This is his job, the service of the people and the protection of the population,” he said. “If he wishes to engage in a political battle, the smart thing to do is to get a qualified prime minister that fits with the ambitions of the Egyptian people. Neither is happening.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “One day we will wake up on news of a murder of a doctor or nurse on the hands of patients or residents setting fire to a hospital,” she said. “And you can’t blame an angry citizen.”In an attempt to show action, Morsi on Tuesday asked the military police to provide protection to hospitals.Anger is also soaring over expanding power outages and water cut-offs in some districts. In Saft el-Laban, an impoverished district of Cairo’s twin city Giza, angry residents took over the governor’s office Saturday. They sealed outside gates with chains and held prayers, leaving the office only on Tuesday after promises they would have water in a few hours.Labor unrest has expanded. In Mahalla el-Kobra, the Nile Delta city that is the center of the textile industry, some 20,000 workers at the Misr Spinning and Weaving Company were on strike for eight days demanding better conditions and the removal of the administration.They suspended the action on Monday after getting an increase in bonuses and promises on further demands. But a day earlier, workers at another textile factory launched their own strike.The grievances of Mahalla workers sparked the first mass protests against Mubarak on April 6, 2008 _ seen as a first seed of last year’s revolution. Workers tore down a poster of Mubarak, an image that became an icon for the protest movement against the longtime leader. Labor uprisings were also a crucial part of the Jan. 25-Feb.11, 2011 protests that eventually brought down the president. Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – Almost daily, armed Egyptians angry over poor services storm hospitals, beating up or menacing doctors. Others took over a governor’s office to protest weeks without running water. Fabric workers shut down factories with strikes demanding better conditions.Lawlessness, economic troubles and public frustration have been growing in Egypt for months under the country’s uncertain leadership. Now, Egypt’s first elected president, Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood president has taken his first step to forming his own government, but there is deep skepticism he will be able to fix anything amid a power struggle with the military. Morsi on Tuesday designated a young, largely unknown technocrat, Irrigation and Water Minister Hesham Kandil, as his prime minister, raising criticism that the choice is not experienced or strong enough to face the country’s problems.Political fighting puts heavy limitations on the new government. The military, which ruled the country since last year’s ouster of Hosni Mubarak, still holds overwhelming powers, including legislative authority. Powerful security agencies are largely out of Morsi’s control, even though officially they fall under his preview. Liberal parties have refused Morsi’s calls to join a unity government, saying they do not want to carry out the Brotherhood’s agenda and that the Brotherhood should bear responsibility for its results.Treading through its first experience with an elected president, the country of 82 million is deeply divided over Morsi’s Islamist background. Many wrote off Kandil _ an independent in his late 40s who wears the light beard of a religious conservative _ as a lightweight with no track record. It took Morsi almost a month to name a prime minister, reflecting the difficulty of finding a stronger consensus figure. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
SEIT Outback Australia says travellers can still experience and learn the Australian indigenous culture despite recent pay disputes axing the operations of Anangu Tours.Up to 20 employees with Anangu Tours said that the company had cut their pay in half in November and had since told them that some could even become redundant due to money issues, News.com reported.Since, the company has suspended its operations with no return date in sight but said in an online statement that the suspension was due to inconsistent tours being operated since October last .”It is the firm view of the board that all reasonable efforts have been made by the board and management to reach agreement with the guides so that tour services could resume on a regular and consistent basis,” an online statement from the company read.”However, because of other factors beyond the control of the board of management of Anangu Tours, this has not been possible.”The company said it is looking is hosting talks with local communities to discuss the future of the business and could consider selling the business to a third party.”There is no intention to resume services in their current form.”With issues disrupting tours in the Northern Territory, a culture touring company, SEIT Outback Australia stressed business is still on in the Northern Territory, with daily tours from Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara operating as per usual.A statement from the Outback company read that those interested in engaging and learning about the Aboriginal culture could still do so.“People think cultural tourism is no longer an option for people coming to central Australia but that is not the case,” SEIT Outback Australia director Kathy Graham explained. “A tour to Cave Hill and spending time with you Anangu hosts changes perceptions of Aboriginal people and offers an opportunity for the ancient and modern world meet, converse and learn from each other.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
There’s no denying that at this point options at quarterback are beginning to evaporate for the Cardinals. While head coach Ken Whisenhunt and the team’s front office claims they haven’t put all their eggs in the Kolb basket, the rest of the NFL has raided the pantry. The only options that remain are Kolb, Kyle Orton and Marc Bulger who would seem a long shot at best.The reality is the Eagles don’t have to deal Kolb regardless of the market drying up. They can hold on to him and try to trade him during the season to a desperate team, keep him as a backup and franchise tag him at the end of the year or just simply let him walk. The Cardinals are the team in need.If they aren’t truly settled on having Orton as their starting quarterback, they may be doing a lot more than sweating in the coming days. #Eagles #Seahawks don’t have a disadvantage here folks. They trade him they win, they keep him they win. #eagles in control. #cards sweatingless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyAnthony BechtAnthony_Becht The Arizona Cardinals front office may be perspiration and it has nothing to do with the heat in the Valley. It may be over whether or not they’ll land Kevin Kolb.Former Cardinal tight end Anthony Becht, who played for the team in 2009, thinks that the Eagles are sitting pretty when it comes to Kolb and that should concern his former team. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments Share Top Stories
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