President tells UN he will pursue twin objectives

President Maithripala Sirisena said the new vision for Sri Lanka by his Government involves achieving the twin objectives of sustainable development and reconciliation.He said that a fundamental requirement in this context is dealing with the past honestly and building a modern Sri Lankan Nation. Mr. President,Mr. Secretary-General, The full text of the speech: Excellencies,Delegates,Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Trygve Lie, the first Secretary-General of the United Nations, when leaving office at the height of the Korean crisis in 1953 described the Secretary-General’s position as: “The most impossible job in the world”. It is no secret that all Secretaries-General who have held office contributed substantively to promote the universality of the United Nations and make it an organization that could serve humanity well in to the future.The incumbent Secretary-General His Excellency Ban Ki-moon has also made an excellent contribution to the Organization. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, please accept my honoured gratitude and that of my people for the service you have rendered.Mr. President,Sri Lanka has been a member of the United Nations for sixty years. As a member state we have played a very active and responsible role in this organization.Sri Lanka is a nation that respects the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international conventions and treaties. A main objective of the UN is to recognize, safeguard and promote human rights. Sri Lanka remains committed to fulfil this responsibility. In this respect, we intend implementing a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights.Sri Lanka plays a multi-faceted role in the United Nations. Our contribution to UN peacekeeping missions that began in the 1960s continues. Sri Lanka looks forward to enhancing further, our committed contribution to UN Peace Keeping in the future.Mr. President,A new era of democracy dawned in Sri Lanka on January 08th 2015 ushering in justice, freedom and equality. Our social and human development approach is founded on pluralism, reconciliation and sustainable development. The development vision of my Government for the next five years is also based on the same.The theme of this Session – “Seventy Years of the UN: the Way Forward to Peace, Security and Human Rights”, is therefore very much in consonance with the vision of my Government. Moreover, my Government is committed to developing a proactive and practical programme in Sri Lanka to further ensure peace, security and human rights.Mr. President,The people of Sri Lanka elected a new President and a new Government in two consecutive elections during the last eight months. Within the first six months, my Government introduced essential amendments to the Constitution in order to strengthen democracy in Sri Lanka. These amendments have reinforced the foundations of good governance through institutional reforms that strengthened pluralism and democracy. With my personal intervention and facilitation, some of the executive powers vested in the Presidency were transferred to the Parliament and other independent institutions.Following the General Elections in August this year, I was able to unite the two major political parties in the country to create an alliance for consensual governance in the country, changing the confrontational political culture that prevailed in the country for six decades.Our new vision for the country involves achieving the twin objectives of sustainable development and reconciliation. A fundamental requirement in this context is dealing with the past honestly and building a modern Sri Lankan Nation.In dealing with the past, we will follow a process of truth seeking, justice, reparation and non-recurrence.It is imperative that Sri Lanka adopts a new social, economic and political approach to rise up to the challenges of the 21st century. In this regard, reconciliation receives priority attention in my country. The new consensual government under my leadership has already taken several steps to introduce and operationalize constitutional and institutional reforms required to accelerate the achievement of these goals.Mr. President,Sri Lanka is a country that has suffered from conflict. While conflict brings destruction to a society, there are also many lessons that could be learnt during and after a conflict.All forms of war and terrorism are a disgrace to humanity. The Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states the manner in which such rebellions break out. Whatever their root cause is, the challenge of this era is to find ways and means to defeat such brutality against humanity. Resorting to terrorism as a means to solve grievances as well as action taken to eliminate terrorism can create problems. Sri Lanka succeeded in eliminating terrorism, which continues to throttle other developing countries extending from Asia to Africa and Latin America.We defeated one of the world’s most ruthless terror outfits. Equally, our post conflict experiences also have been significant. We believe that all these experiences can be shared fruitfully with other developing countries affected by terrorism. Sri Lanka remains prepared to engage in a more active dialogue with these countries and will continue to speak and advocate against terrorism.Mr. PresidentIt is in this context that I wish to address the theme of this Session.We all know that the United Nations was established with the objective of preventing the recurrence of human tragedies derogatory to mankind that took place in the twentieth century. The theme this year is: “Peace, Security and Human Rights”. This theme motivates us to review whether we have lived up to the initial expectations of the United Nations during the past seven decades.Mr. President,I believe that for global development, it is important to have a dialogue within the South as much as between the North and South. My country that represents the South can contribute immensely to nurture such South-South dialogue.Mr. President,Sri Lanka is in the forefront among the oldest representative democracies in the South Asian region. We have been fortunate in preserving the democratic ethos in our country despite the prolonged conflict. Despite several factors militating against maintaining a high economic growth rate, we succeeded in sustaining the state social welfare policies that were carried over from Independence. We never compromised on these policies which includes universal free education, free healthcare and eradication of poverty. Following a path of social democracy, Sri Lanka has succeeded in achieving high levels in the Human Development Index, even during the years of conflict. This success is testimony to our commitment for achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.Mr. President,Development should result in the empowerment of women and youth and assure security for children. Frustration in youth usually leads to conflict. Nevertheless, Youth is the driving force for sustainable development. Therefore, we should transform the youth to a totally skilled workforce to succeed in the 21st century knowledge-based world. It should be a lead component of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.We should similarly launch a national programme to empower women and thereby enhance their contribution in development. Special programmes to protect the children and safeguard their rights are also an essential factor to develop an efficient and humane society.My understanding of sustainable development is not to have sectorally or group-wise isolated development, but to have an inclusive model of development that is capable of uplifting development standards globally. For this purpose, I stress on the need for a fresh universal approach.Mr. President,As we learn from the Buddhist ethos prevalent in Sri Lanka, I recognize there are three kinds of human conflicts.The first is the conflict between the human being and nature. We are constantly engaged in this conflict in order to enjoy material comforts in life. As a result, modern human beings seek to exploit natural resources extensively in the name of development.The second is the conflict between ‘human’ and ‘human’. Such conflicts occur among individuals, among communities and among nations. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that such conflicts occur when human rights are not protected by rule of law.The third is the conflict within the human being. The two kinds of conflict I mentioned earlier occur when we lose the battle within us as human beings. Therefore, this is the root cause of all conflicts.Mr. President,Extremism, over-consumption, arbitrary exploitation of the environment, violation of human rights, vicious disparities in income are all results of our inability to overcome our craving. Among other problems, they cause insecurity, conflict, violation of rights, and exploitation.The edifice of sustainable development should therefore be built upon the foundation of self-discipline and equity. If this could be practised at a personal, community, national and global level, it would mark a giant leap forward for human kind.I propose that we, as national leaders, take cognizance of this self-discipline and equity-based approach when drawing relevant Action Plans for the future. Your Excellency Mogens Lykketoft, on behalf of the Government and people of Sri Lanka, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly.Let me also convey my gratitude to the former President His Excellency Sam Kutesa who contributed immensely to the achievements of the 69th Session of the General Assembly.The United Nations now has a distinguished track record of seventy years. We in the UN have consistently engaged in the responsible and challenging task of ensuring global peace, security and development during these past seventy years. However, I realize that similar challenges still lie ahead of us. Being a long standing member of the United Nations, it is indeed an honour and a pleasure for me to address the United Nations annual General Assembly as the newly elected President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The President said this while addressing the 70th General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York today. read more

Annan hails Iraqs new draft constitution urges parties to continue inclusive process

Welcoming the completion of Iraq’s new draft constitution, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties to maintain their spirit of national reconciliation as the process moves towards the document’s adoption – an important milestone in the country’s political transition.In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan praised the “earnest efforts” made by all Iraqi political entities amid difficult circumstances and pledged the world body’s continuing support for Iraq as it emerges from war.The Secretary-General urged all Iraqi communities and political entities “to continue to work together in a spirit of national reconciliation, through a fully inclusive, transparent and participatory political process in the period leading to the national referendum when the Iraqi people will decide on their new constitution.” That poll will take place in October.The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and its constitutional team provided support to the constitution-making process. According to today’s statement, the Secretary-General has instructed his Special Representative, Ashraf Qazi, to continue efforts to promote national dialogue and consensus-building among all Iraqi communities and political entities, “with a view to helping the Iraqi people build the foundations of a new peaceful, democratic and united Iraq.” read more

Hi Im Meghan Ms Markle introduces herself on first royal outing with

first_imgHe said Prince Harry told him he was “delighted to be here”, adding “Look at the number of people here, isn’t it great!” 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. One group of mothers had brought five small children for their first encounter with royalty, with Claire Saribi saying they could not pass up the opportunity to show them history in action.Her son Idris, one, had been practising saying “congratulations” ahead of the walkabout, while Zoë and Emilia, who are three and friends from ballet class, made a card covered in star-shaped stickers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving in NottinghamCredit:Stephen Lock / i-Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Nottingham in their first set of engagements together since announcing their engagement Barbara Miller, 63, from Nottingham, said: “She said thank you very much for braving the cold.“I said ‘can we have a selfie?’. She said ‘we’re not allowed to do selfies’.“She was so pleasant, she was lovely. She said to my husband ‘your hands are really cold’.”Cori Burns, 80 from Clifton, said Meghan pointed out her home state of California is warmer than the UK.Cori said: “I used to live in California so I asked her where she was from and she said it’s warmer over there than here.”The walkabout also gave Ms Markle and Prince Harry to indulge their love of dogs, with the Prince asking one named Gertie whether he was getting a Christmas stocking. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving in Nottingham Prince Harry (C) greets wellwishersCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle are greeted as they arrive to attend a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair Credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Ann McGuire, who brought her nearly-three-year-old son Leo with her, said Ms Markle bent down to speak to the toddler, telling him he was “so brave” to come out in the cold.”She reached out again and grabbed my hand and said I’m so glad you braved it to stand in the cold,” she said. “She’s such a natural.” Meghan, 36, showed that she is already learning the royal rules when it comes to official visits, politely declining to pose for a selfie, telling one couple: “We’re not allowed.” Claire Kensall brought a card made by her daughter Ruby, seven, congratulating them on their engagement and saying: “I can’t wait to see your wedding.” Katie Shaw, 22, was visibly excited by her encounter with future Royalty,  after Ms Markle came to shake her hand and appeared deep in conversation.”They’re very down to earth even though they’re royal,” she said. “But it’s all about Suits. We really like Suits and she told us there are going to be two more series.”Frank Shelton, 79, missed out on a one-on-one with the Prince and Ms Markle despite bringing his eight-year-old barn owl Kim along for the day, but remained enthusiastic about the encounter.”This is something very different,” he said. “I thought: Harry’s bringing his bird so I brought mine.”center_img Prince Harry (C) greets wellwishers Her first official gift came from Ian Curryer, chief executive of Nottingham City Council, who gave her and the Prince a silver pin in the shape of Robin Hood with a bow and arrow, in honour of what they had done for the local area. Meghan Markle proved she is already well-versed in the working life of the Royal Family, as she undertook her first walkabout and was proclaimed a natural.Ms Markle spent around 25 minutes meeting the crowds in Nottingham with Prince Harry, charming members of the public as she introduced herself with a cheery “Hi, I’m Meghan.””I’m so happy,” she said at one point. “It’s just such a thrill to be here.”Members of the public had been waiting since  6am  to meet the newly-engaged couple, waiting in the freezing cold with gifts including bunches of flowers, Haribo – Harry’s favourite sweet – and homemade cards.Ms Markle, who is undertaking her first official Royal engagement in Nottingham today, made a beeline for children, dogs, and seemed thrilled to meet the many American students who had turned out to see her.Accepting congratulations from hundreds of wellwishers, she showed her engagement ring to interested admirers who asked and smiled at the many compliments about Prince Harry. Micaela Lueders, 20, who is from California, said the former actress had recognised her accent and told her: “Its so lovely to meet a fellow Californian, I’m so excited to be here.”She was wondering if I was staying here and whether I’m enjoying it. It was really great. She seemed very natural.”She’s very warm. I bet she was terribly nervous but she didn’t show it.”Waving to people in the windows above the narrow street, Ms Markle walked down a line asking people their names, where they are from and endearingly introducing herself by name in case they were not sure who she was. Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan MarkleCredit:REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Margo Heyhurst, from Cambridge, said: “Her clothes, her demeanour, everything about her.“They’re so in love, I loved all the things they said in their interview.“We need magic at the moment. There should be a public holiday for the wedding.”While most people spent time speaking about the Royal family, others had more important concerns.Mandy Koehler, 19 from Nebraska, who is studying in Nottingham, said: “I wanted to ask Prince Harry his favourite colour. He said it was blue, but then changed his mind to purple.” “Harry said he was really pleased, and thanked her,” she added.Frieda, 87, from Nottingham, recalled seeing the Queen in the city when she was Princess Elizabeth around 1950, wanting to pass her best wishes to Prince Harry.”She was lovely,” she said of Meghan. “She said she was so pleased to be here. I told her you’re lovely – she’s very beautiful.”Harry said he loved my plaits.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Nottingham in their first set of engagements together since announcing their engagementCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle are greeted as they arrive to attend a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair  Ms Markle crouched down to meet them and ask how old they were, and thank them for the card. Helena Bottomly, who gave a bag of Haribo to Meghan to pass to her fiance, stood with three friends who had brought red and white roses, said: “She was really pleased with the presents. We congratulated her.”Asked for their assessment of Ms Markle, the friends said: “She’s a little gem.”last_img read more

UXA now the global leader in direct uranium logging technology

first_imgUranium Exploration Australia (UXA) has completed the transfer of all of the assets and intellectual property of the Prompt Fission Neutron (PFN) borehole logging tool manufacturing and service business previously agreed with GeoInstruments. The purchase further strengthens UXA’s fully-owned borehole logging business, Geoscience Associated Australia, which prior to this agreement was the sole Australian licensed distributor and servicer of PFN technology. The PFN borehole logging tool is unique in that it directly measures the content of uranium in boreholes, overcoming the problem of dis-equilibrium which limits the interpretation of uranium concentrations using gamma logging tools. It is becoming increasingly used within the uranium mining and exploration industries, and played a significant role in the discoveries of two of Australia’s largest uranium deposits, the Beverley mine and Four Mile deposits in South Australia.Commenting on the deal, UXA’s Managing Director Dr Russell Penney said, “The acquisition of GII’s business cements UXA’s unique position in PFN logging services, expanding our customer base beyond Australia to incorporate North America and potentially other countries. As agreed under the terms of the agreement signed in January, UXA has now paid a total cash consideration of $1,271,380 for the intellectual property, a number of completed and partially completed PFN tools and a fully equipped borehole logging truck. UXA has retained the services of Jim Turner on an ongoing basis, to provide technical consultancy and service to US clients of the PFN logging tools. UXA has established PFN manufacturing and servicing at GAA’s workshops in Mount Barker, South Australia under the direction of Dennis Stevens, CEO of GAA.PFN tools are being extensively used in Australia and the US to establish uranium grades at a number of uranium mines and exploration projects. The technology was originally developed in the US and has been extensively improved and streamlined for day to day borehole logging application by Jim Turner and GeoInstruments Inc in the US.UXA was formed to explore for and develop uranium and associated base and precious metal deposits, focusing principally on its ground holdings in the world class uranium provinces in South Australia and Northern Territory. UXA has an exploration joint venture with RIL Australia, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, the largest private sector company in India. In July 2009 UXA announced the discovery of uranium mineralisation in a 3,000 m long structure within granite at Crystal Creek, on its Ngalia Thrust exploration licence in the Northern Territory, with recent RC percussion drilling showing intercepts up to 3m @ 346ppm U3O8.In February 2010 UXA announced the signing of an agreement with Rey Resources to explore for sandstone-hosted uranium at Myroodah in the Canning Basin, Western Australia.Geoscience Associates Australia is a borehole geophysical logging company principally working in the uranium and coal sectors in Australia. The UXA Group owns the worldwide rights to the Prompt Fission Neutron uranium logging tool which has a unique role to play in uranium deposits with disequilibrium.last_img read more

Cloud Camera 5000 DLink lance une webcam IP panoramique

first_imgCloud Camera 5000 : D-Link lance une webcam IP panoramique D-Link enrichit sa gamme de webcams de surveillance mydlink d’un nouveau modèle. Baptisée Cloud Camera 5000, cette caméra connectée à Internet offre une vision de jour et de nuit panoramique. D-Link vient de lancer une nouvelle webcam IP. Baptisée Cloud Camera 5000, cette webcam connectée à Internet offre une vision panoramique et repose sur une base inclinable. Autre avantage de taille : elle apporte un mode jour et nuit qui se déclenche automatiquement.À lire aussiMédecine : les premières consultations par Internet pourraient avoir lieu début 2011Un slot microSD permet d’enregistrer et stocker des vidéos haute définition 720p. La webcam offre en outre diverses options de sécurité, comme des alertes e-mail en cas d’intrusion ou de perturbation. Des options qui peuvent être gérées depuis une interface Web permettant d’accéder et de contrôler l’appareil. Et grâce à l’application mydlink +, disponible sur iOS et Android, il est possible de surveiller sa maison depuis n’importe quel endroit du monde. C’est en avril que la Cloud Camera 5000 sera lancée sur le marché. Son prix ? Il est fixé à 150 dollars (117 euros).Le 16 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Group critical of Columbia River water quality

first_imgWhen the citizen group Columbia Riverkeeper submitted water quality data to state authorities last week, it also fired off an announcement detailing “extensive violations” of water quality standards on the Columbia.That might be a bit premature — the data are only a small part of a massive index of troubled waterways the state Department of Ecology is putting together for 2012. The agency’s three-month “call for data” inviting outside entities to contribute just ended Aug. 31. Now comes the lengthy process of analyzing it.“We’ve got a lot of information that we collect,” said Susan Braley, a water quality supervisor with the ecology department. She noted dozens more studies the state agency does in-house.Problems on the Columbia River wouldn’t be a new development. Higher water temperatures have long been an issue on the heavily dammed river. Oxygen levels and dissolved gas content have also strayed from state and federal standards, along with various pollutants around the watershed.The ecology department’s 303(d) report from 2008 — named for a section of the federal Clear Water Act — found problems big and small along the Columbia from the Washington Coast to Wenatchee. Some of those same issues, particularly high water temperatures, came up again in sampling by Columbia Riverkeeper volunteers earlier this year, said Lorri Epstein, the group’s water quality director.last_img read more

The Rooms Tommy Wiseau goes to space in new animated scifi series

first_img Neil Gaiman weighs in on his Sandman series coming to Netflix Gremlins is back with a brand new animated series Sigourney Weaver, Awkwafina join Netflix’s The Dark Crystal prequel Post a comment Sestero plays TX’s archnemesis Drogol, Georgia Smith is Worfus, Brock LaBorde is Computer Person, Akul Dang plays Sherbert Brown and Mikey Felton is Bleebee.The first installment of SpaceWorld debuted on YouTube this week courtesy of indie animation studio Octopie. More TV series news Share your voice Tommy Wiseau stars in SpaceWorld. Octopie When you’re famous for writing, directing and starring in the cult classic indie movie The Room, what’s the next logical step? For Tommy Wiseau, it’s lending your voice to an animated space saga. His latest endeavor, SpaceWorld, is a serialized animated sci-fi series starring not only Wiseau, but his co-star from The Room, Greg Sestero. It’s created by Brock LaBorde.  2019 TV shows you can’t misscenter_img TV and Movies 0 50 Photos Wiseau play TX, a reckless starship captain who dresses a little like a heavy metal version of Han Solo.TX leads a dysfunctional crew that includes a robot vending machine called Computer Person and a shark in a spacesuit who also happens to be a lawyer. No really. Tagslast_img read more

Israel congratulates India for successfully placing

first_imgNew Delhi: Israel on Tuesday congratulated India for successfully placing Chandrayaan-2 in moon’s orbit. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earlier in the day announced that Chandrayaan-2 was successfully placed in the moon’s orbit. The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre which took a little over 28 minutes was completed at 9:02 am.Chandrayaan will attempt to make a landing on the moon next month and Embassy of Israel in India extended its wishes for the success of the moon mission. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us “Congratulations to India and Team @ISRO for successfully completing Lunar Orbit insertion of Chandrayaan2. Good Luck for a successful & soft landing on the moon next month!” tweeted Israel embassy in India. Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as “composite body”. The spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon.last_img read more

After posting bold picture for Virat Rohit Mahika Sharma makes fun of

first_imgMahika Sharma in middle.InstagramControversial actress Mahika Sharma has now made a big fun of Pakistan cricket team, after they lost the world cup match against India.Earlier before the match, Pakistan launched an ad making fun of wing- commander Abhinandan Varthaman asking him to enjoy a cup of tea. In reply to that, Mahika Sharma posted a message to Pakistan on her Instagram account.The post reads, “Pakistan. A kind request to you people atleast bring some hot and sexy captain like Shahid Afridi next time to treat the eyes of girls. Because you can never treat yourself with a victory from we Indians. You can only enjoy the time before the game by teasing us with your nonsense ideas like Abhinandan Ad. Lets enjoy a cup of tea guys. Hope if not cricket Sarfaraz Ahmed makes a good tea.”Earlier Mahika also revealed her crush for Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi and had said that she won’t mind getting intimate with him.On Sunday, Mahika also posted her semi-nude picture teasing Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli,  calling them ‘naughty daddy’.last_img read more

Afghan suicide attack kills 19

first_imgAn Afghan child lays on a hospital bed as he receives treatment in Parwan province on 1 July, 2018. Photo: AFPA suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs, officials said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the country.The attacker struck a market located hundreds of metres from the provincial governor’s compound where Ghani was holding meetings, governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.Among the 19 dead were 12 Sikhs and Hindus, he told AFP. Another 20 people were wounded.There were scenes of anguish at the hospital where grieving relatives wept and hugged each other as they waited for news of their loved ones.”It is over for us, we are finished, they have massacred us, at least 10 of us,” a man told AFP, too upset to give his name.Provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal confirmed 19 people had been killed, the majority of them Sikhs.Small communities of Sikhs and Hindus reside in what is otherwise an overwhelmingly Muslim nation. It is not clear if they were the intended target of the attack.Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed a suicide bomber carried out the attack — the latest in a series of recent deadly assaults in the restive province.Ghani’s spokesman said the president was still in Nangarhar but was “away from danger”.Ghani arrived in Jalalabad earlier Sunday to open a hospital, part of a two-day visit to the province bordering Pakistan.- Ceasfire ends -The attack came a day after Ghani ordered Afghan security forces to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following the expiration of the government’s 18-day ceasefire.The government’s unilateral truce overlapped with the Taliban’s three-day ceasefire for Eid, but the militants refused to prolong it.The unprecedented ceasefire over the holiday capping Ramadan triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters, security forces, and war-weary civilians.But it was marred by two suicide attacks in Nangarhar that killed dozens of people and were claimed by the Islamic State group, which has a smaller but relatively potent presence in Afghanistan.IS was not part of the ceasefire.The attack comes as US envoy Alice Wells visits Kabul as part of efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Taliban to engage in peace talks.The Taliban have so far ignored Ghani’s offer of peace negotiations. Instead, they have insisted on direct talks with the United States, which Washington has repeatedly refused.Wells said that since the Afghan government and United States were willing to start talking without preconditions, the onus was now on the Taliban to respond.”Right now it’s the Taliban leaders… who aren’t residing in Afghanistan, who are the obstacle to a negotiated political settlement,” Wells said in remarks embargoed until Sunday.Wells, who is due to hold talks in Pakistan on Monday, said Islamabad also needed to do more to squeeze the Taliban and get them to the negotiating table.”Pakistan has an important role to play… but we have not yet seen that sustained and decisive action on the part of Islamabad,” she said.last_img read more

Learning electronics company Adafruit offers children electronics lessons on YouTube

first_img Explore further © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Adafruit, a company founded in 2005 by engineer Limor Fried, has begun offering a free educational program for children on YouTube. It’s called Circuit Playground and the aim is to teach children the basics of how electricity works—it will follow an alphabetical approach—the first episode is called “A is for Ampere.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Children under 3 can’t learn action words from TV — unless an adult helps More information: www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/04/ … or-ampere-episode-1/ Fried (the first female engineer to appear on the cover of Wired magazine) states on her website that her goal for Adafruit is to create the best possible place online for those seeking to learn more about how electronics work and then to make and offer the best electronic products for people of all ages and knowledge levels to help them in their efforts. She appears in the video series as LadyAda (a nod to both computer programming pioneer Ada Lovelace and popular entertainer Lady Gaga), along with other puppet characters that represent different electronic components. As she explains to the puppets how different aspects of electricity work, those watching learn too. In the inaugural video, LadyAda explains to a character called Adabot what an ampere is (and gets some help from a stand-in for André-Marie Ampère himself) and why it’s important in electronics. She also uses real-world examples of whatever she’s talking about, in action—turning on a boom-box for example. The video is short, just shy of four minutes, which means little ones watching won’t have to focus very long. Citation: Learning electronics company Adafruit offers children electronics lessons on YouTube (2013, April 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-electronics-company-adafruit-children-lessons.html Fried, also Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the year for 2012, oversees 45 employees in her business located in New York City. Her aim and that of her company, is to promote learning—specifically, to help people understand how electricity works. With the introduction of Circuit Playground, the goal is to instill a sense of understanding in children about the basic principles of electricity and how it’s used in electronic products—it’s for children who are still too young to learn by doing, which is the essence of her business—selling kits that people can use to build electronic products and in so doing, learn how electricity works. Fried is careful to avoid patronizing those who watch the video and for that reason, it (and presumably the rest in the series) can be viewed by adults as well who wish to learn a little something themselves.Next up for Circuit Playground, is “B is for Battery.”last_img read more

A380 glitches cause delays in Paris

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/278a2/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Hundreds of passengers were delayed last week in Paris as Air France and Singapore Airlines experienced technical and electrical glitches on their Airbus A380s.The superjumbo operated by Air France experienced a technical problem twice during the week, once on Monday in New York and the second time on Thursday in Paris.Officials said the “small technical incident” fault forced the plane to be grounded while passengers were placed on another flight.For Singapore Airlines, the glitch was of another kind, its A380 losing all power supply to its on-board kitchens. It forced the plane to return to Paris after flying for two hours.The plane’s 444 passengers were then given a nights accommodation as the pilots and cabin attendants had exceeded their permitted working hours by the time the problem was fixed. A SIA spokesman told Bloomberg that the plane had turned around due to “comfort and service, not safety.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img read more

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in a very long time Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have taken African-American votes totally for granted Because the votes have been automatically there for them there has been no reason for Democrats to produce” Read More: Donald Trump Proposes Extreme Vetting for Immigrants Trump told the crowd he would fight for them and hammered Clinton the Democratic nominee as being out of touch and unwilling to be truthful or apologize for mistakes “While sometimes I can be too honest Hillary Clinton is the exact opposite” Trump said “She never tells the truth” “In my Administration every American will be treated equally protected equally and honored equally” Trump said “We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms” Read Next: Staff Shake-Up Signals a Return to Donald Trumps Rebellious Roots Write to Tessa Berenson at tessaberenson@timeinccomOne of the flight recorders or black boxes belonging to Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 has been recovered but French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says it has been damaged Investigators are hoping that at least some data from the recorder can be retrieved to shed light on the crash the cause of which is still not known The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Search and recovery operations resumed in the French Alps on Wednesday morning a day after the jet crashed and most likely killed all 150 people aboard The 24-year-old Airbus A320 was en route from the Spanish city of Barcelona to Dusseldorf in Germany when it went down just before 11 am local time on Tuesday scattering wreckage across more than four acres of craggy terrain near the village of Digne-Les-Bains in southeastern France French officials estimated that it would take “at least a week” to scour the remote site More than 300 policemen and 380 firefighters have been mobilized in the effort according to Agence France-Presse At least 67 Germans were believed to have been aboard Flight 4U 9525 along with around 45 Spanish passengers Two Australians and two Japanese are also believed to have perished as well as Belgian and Turkish travelers An unconfirmed report in Germany’s Spiegel magazine cited in the Telegraph said that some Germanwings staff felt the crash was related to repairs made on Monday to the nose-wheel landing doors of the ill-fated aircraft Lufthansa which owns Germanwings denied that there was any connection Nevertheless scattered reports have emerged that some Germanwings employees are refusing to board the company’s planes in the wake of the disaster "We understand their decision" said Thomas Winkelmann a Germanwings spokesperson in a statement On Wednesday aviation experts continued to wrestle with several puzzling aspects connected to the crash Why was no distress made by the pilots And why did it take Flight 4U 9525 an unusually long time to descend from its cruising altitude of approximately 38000 feet "Eight minutes is a long time for a descent in an uncontrolled fashion" Mike Daniel an international aviation-safety consultant based in Singapore tells TIME "It could be more of a controlled fashion but we wont know until they read the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder" Meanwhile reports have also began to surface of lucky escapes Players from the Swedish first division soccer team Dalkurd FF had been originally booked to travel on Flight 4U 9525 but later switched their plans to avoid a layover in Dusseldorf "At first our time was spent calming down our relatives on the phone because they had been worried sick about us" Frank Pettersson the teams goalkeeper told Yahoo News "Later came shock as the thoughts of the victims onboard on that plane became more tangible" Read next: These Charts Show Why the Germanwings Crash Is Especially Unusual Witness Scenes From the Plane Crash in the French Alps Flowers are left in front of the monument in homage to the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 in Le Vernet southeastern France March 27 2015 Alberto Estevez—EPA German Chancellor Angela Merkel French President Francois Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pay respect to victims in front of the mountain where a Germanwings jetliner crashed in Le Vernet France March 25 2015 Christophe Ena—AP A search and rescue worker at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes southeastern France March 25 2015 Guillaume Horcajuelo—EPA Helicopters of the French gendarmerie and emergency services fly over Seyne-les-Alpes as they resume works to recover the bodies and the remains of the Airbus A320 that crashed the previous day in the Alps March 25 2015 Alberto Estevez—EPA French military personnel walk up the mountainside near Seyne France on March 25 2015 Peter Macdiarmid—Getty Images Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps on March 24 2015 Patrick 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told TIME. young adulthood is a critical period for mental health. imperative. J. They found that the first three factors were important predictors of body weight for all people. "Cops are saying, includes about $23 million in fee increases. Johnson Mathew, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp,First steps of freedom! :smile:https://tco/kPPWV5epwa#ChelseaIsFree pictwittercom/0R5pXqA1VN- Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) May 17 2017 "Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past Im figuring things out right now – which is exciting awkward fun and all new for me" It comes after she said she could finally see a future for [herself] as Chelsea ahead of her release last weekCredit: PA Over the past seven years she has been held captive in Iraq Kuwait and the US always in male-only detention facilities During that time she has waged legal battle to be treated as a transgender woman by authorities winning the right to receive hormone treatment However despite being able to transition she has continued to be subjected to male-standard hair length and dress codesCampaign groups have called for Mannings release (Credit:PA)Julian Assange published classified documents supplied by Manning (Credit: PA)Speaking from her prison cell last week ahead of her release Manning said: "Im looking forward to breathing the warm spring air again "I want that indescribable feeling of connection with people and nature again without razor wire or a visitation booth I want to be able to hug my family and friends again And swimming – I want to go swimming"Mannings mother Susan Manning told the Press Association that she was overjoyed at news of the release she said: "I am so proud of Chelsea and delighted she will finally be free again"Source: Reuters The Guardian Featured Image Credit: PA

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