Amendments to Improve Election Administration

first_img allow voters who move within Nova Scotia around an election to vote in the district where they live remove the gender and date of birth of electors from the annual consolidated list of electors provided to recognized parties clarify and update the rules applying to political advertising relating to an election. The provincial government is updating the Elections Act to improve election administration in Nova Scotia. Amendments introduced today, Nov. 17, will expand voting opportunities for Nova Scotians, enhance the integrity of the electoral system, and correct errors and ambiguities. “It’s important to update the Elections Act regularly to make sure that we are meeting the needs of both voters and candidates,” said Michael Baker, Minister responsible for the Elections Act. “We also want to remove any administrative barriers that can make the process more difficult.” Among the 11 amendments proposed are provisions to: Most amendments resulted from situations that arose in previous elections, where legislation was unclear or logistical problems were identified. The principles reflected in the bill were endorsed by the Election Commission.last_img read more

Predictions Morocco vs Portugal

By Karen DuarteRabat – Morocco will have had to recover quickly from their painful loss against Iran as they prepare to face Portugal and superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Wednesday’s match will represent the second time these two teams have met on the international stage. The last match took place at the 1986 World Cup, which witnessed  Abdelrazze Khairi’s two goals help Morocco to a 3-1 victory. For many years, Portugal has been seen as underdogs, but they head into this major tournament as the reigning 2016 European Champions. Their performance against Spain on Friday has further prompted the theory that they are likely to take the victory against Morocco this Wednesday. The 33-year-old star player Ronaldo arrived to Russia knowing that time is running out, and his performance against Spain represents his desire to win the 2018 World Cup for Portugal.  The superstar took a sensational, late free-kick that tied the game against Spain on Friday. Ronaldo’s essential performance portrays that Portugal will potentially have a long-run in this year’s World Cup. Morocco began the tournament knowing that they would probably need a victory over Iran to have any realistic chance of advancing past the group stage. However, the 95th-minute self-inflicted goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz, who gifted Iran all three points from the match in St. Petersburg. Now,  Morocco is left having to pull off the seemingly improbable to earn a spot in the knockout stages.The African nation is staying positive and holds a desire to impress Portugal and Spain, but they must pull off two astonishing World Cup performances to remain in this competition. In terms of possession, Morocco was dominant on Friday’s match against Iran, but Renard needs his team to execute more shots on goal. Juventus centre-back, Medhi Benatia, played outstandingly against Iran and the 31-year-old will be called upon again to deliver a captain’s performance against Ronaldo. Meanwhile,  young full-back Achraf Hakimi will enjoy the chance to try to nullify the threat offered by his Real Madrid teammate.After losing the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, it has been a rough few days for Morocco, but this is a squad that still holds little hope of advancing past the group stage.There have already been predictions on the starting lineup for each team: Portugal possible starting lineup: Patricio; Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Carvalho, Moutinho, Mario; B.Silva, Guedes; RonaldoMorocco possible starting lineup: Munir; S.Amrabat, Benatia, Saiss, Achraf; El Ahmadi; Belhanda, Harit, Boussoufa, Ziyech; El KaabiFIFA World Cup predictions have been posted: 58 percent foresee a Portuguese victory, 16 percent with Morocco, and 26% have predicted that the match will end in a draw. Morocco will face Portugal on Wednesday, June 20 in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. read more

Information technology use rises as price of communications services drops – UN

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to accelerate worldwide, spurred by a steady decrease in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services, the United Nations telecommunication agency reported today.New data in the UN Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) annual ICT report, entitled “Measuring the Information Society 2011,” ranks the Republic of Korea as the world’s most advanced ICT economy, followed by Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland.The report includes the 2010 ICT Price Basket (IPB) index, which spans 165 economies and combines the average cost of fixed telephone, mobile cellular and fixed broadband Internet services. It found that the price of ICT services dropped by 18 per cent globally between 2008 and 2010, with the biggest decrease in fixed broadband Internet services, where average prices came down by 52 per cent.Also featured is the ICT Development Index (IDI), which ranks 152 countries according to their level of ICT access, use and skills, and compares 2008 and 2010 scores. Most countries at the top of that ranking are from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The United Arab Emirates and Russia are ranked first in their respective regions, while Uruguay leads in South America.Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Viet Nam, and Russia were some of the most dynamic countries between 2008 and 2010, with all of them making substantial improvements in their IDI ranks.All countries included in the IDI improved their scores, underlining the increasing pervasiveness of ICTs in today’s global information society, the report notes.“While the IDI leaders are all from the developed world, it is extremely encouraging to see that the most dynamic performers are developing countries,” said Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the ITU Secretary-General.“The ‘mobile miracle’ is putting ICT services within reach of even the most disadvantaged people and communities. Our challenge now is to replicate that success in broadband,” he said.According to the report, while ICT and income levels are closely related, getting the right public policy mix can accelerate ICT uptake. A number of countries, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have higher IDI levels than their income levels would predict.The expansion of mobile networks in developing countries remains buoyant, with 20 per cent growth in mobile subscriptions over the past year and no signs of a slowdown, the report notes.In developed countries, on the other hand, mobile cellular penetration has reached saturation, with average penetration over 100 per cent at the end of last year, compared with 70 per cent in developing countries.Mobile broadband (3G) services are also spreading fast. Some 154 economies worldwide had launched 3G networks by the end of last year. Wireless broadband Internet access remains the strongest growth sector in developing countries, growing by 160 per cent between 2009 and 2010, according to the report.Conversely, the number of dial-up Internet subscriptions has been decreasing rapidly since 2007 and, based on current trends, the “death of dial-up” is expected to become a reality over the next few years, the report predicts.Comparing fixed and mobile broadband technologies and services, the report also finds huge differences in network capacity, speed and quality. In many developing countries, while the minimum speed for broadband (256 kbit/s) may be sufficient for email and other very basic services, it is inadequate for graphics-rich, data-intensive applications and services.The report also notes that the actual speed experienced by both fixed- and mobile broadband customers is often much lower than the advertised speed, and calls on ICT regulators to take steps to encourage operators to provide consumers with clearer information on coverage, speed and prices.The ITU research indicates that targeting students may be the most effective way to increase Internet use in developing countries. The Internet is only used by around 21 per cent of the population in the developing world, compared with almost 70 per cent in developed countries. 15 September 2011The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to accelerate worldwide, spurred by a steady decrease in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services, the United Nations telecommunication agency reported today. read more

Ban urges private sector to play greater role in fight against modern

“To eradicate contemporary forms of slavery, we need new strategies and measures that can unite all actors,” said Mr. Ban in his message to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. “While governments bear the primary responsibility, the private sector has an integral role to play.”He recalled that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) earlier this year endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, outlining how States and businesses should implement the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.“The corporate responsibility to respect includes ensuring that their activities do not cause or contribute to contemporary forms of slavery in the workplace, and taking steps to stop it from happening in supply chains and elsewhere,” said Mr. Ban.He pointed out that the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.Gift), which includes the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative, has been active in encouraging the private sector to contribute to raising awareness on modern slavery and taking concrete steps to eliminate it.This year also marks the 20th anniversary of efforts by the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery to help victims of slavery regain their independence, lives and dignity.The Fund has supported projects that provide vocational training, education, legal advice, medical and psychological assistance. It has also targeted the social factors that can foster slavery. It needs a minimum of $1.5 million to fulfil its mandate, but less than a third of the required funding has been secured to date.“On this International Day, I appeal to all governments, business enterprises, NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and other partners to demonstrate their commitment to fighting slavery by making a financial contribution to the Fund.”Contemporary forms of slavery include debt bondage, serfdom and forced labour; trafficking of persons and trafficking for the purpose of organ removal; sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, the sale of wives, widow inheritance, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, the Secretary-General added.The UN independent expert on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, in her message for the Day noted that “slavery is not history” and persists in spite of the significant progress in the fight against it.“However, victims of slavery are not alone,” Ms. Shahinian stressed, pointing out the UN Trust Fund has been bridging the gaps not addressed by other donors and has been able to provide concrete assistance to victims.Virginia Murillo, the chair of the Board of Trustees for the Fund said: “It has supported more than 400 projects in 90 countries, which have directly assisted thousands of victims and potential victims in all parts of the world.” 2 December 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the private sector to play a more active role in combating modern forms of slavery, saying that humanity still lives in a world blighted by serfdom and other practices despite efforts by governments and civil society to end the scourge. read more

At UN debate leaders from Africas Sahel region spotlight efforts to keep

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak In his statement, Mahamadou Issoufou, the President of Niger, Said that while not all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had been achieved, significant progress had been made in areas such as poverty reduction, education and maternal and child healthcare. Nevertheless, many African countries, especially the sub-Saharan region, have much more work ahead in these areas.“Still, the 2030 Agenda is a stepping off point” for finishing the work of the MDGs and instituting wider measures to tackle climate change, socio-economic development, and, particularly, strengthening activities toward and support for the least developed countries (LDCs). He also called for efforts to restructure the international financial institutions.“Programmes at the centre of the SDG’s must make it possible for Africa to be better integrated in to the global trading system,” he said, stressing that UN studies have shown that if such participation were to increase by just one per cent, Africa could generate some $200 billion in resources, which could be put to use bolstering continent-wide development. On wider issues President Issoufou cited the important need to step up measures to tackle terrorism. As non-State actors and armed groups continued to sow destruction in many regions, it has become clear that the current peacekeeping architecture is unable to keep pace. As such, the international community must undertake a review of some UN peace mandates of some UN peacekeeping missions to ensure that they are better able to provide civilian protection.“It is unthinkable that [those placed in the field] to protect civilians are in fact powerless, impotent, and do nothing under the pretext of having a clearly defined mandate,” he declared, emphasizing that the institution tasked with establishing peacekeeping missions “cannot remain passive in the face of civilian massacres.” The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, said that hostilities had effectively ceased between the government and the signatory movements of the Darfur Peace Agreement and reconciliation in Mali, but the peace process remains fragile because of activities terrorist groups. “Despite the efforts of the signatories of the Agreement, the peace process still faces serious obstacles related to the activities of terrorist groups in the northern regions which indiscriminately carry out asymmetric attacks against peaceful civilians, the Malian defense and security forces, contingents of the UN Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission (MINSUMA),” he said. Against such a backdrop, it is necessary to increase the process of cantonment and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration so as to isolate armed groups that had not signed the agreement and those affiliated with terrorist networks. The Government is ready to fully undertake its responsibility for the new mandate and work with MINUSMA. He welcomed the high-level meeting on Mali that had taken place this morning between all stakeholders, where his country spotlighted the urgency of accelerating implementation of the peace agreement. “The people and Government of Mali are grateful for the United Nations support of the peace process,” he said, stressing that no country in the world was free of terrorism and no cause could justify violence against civilians. Mali encouraged international cooperation between Member States to neutralize the hydra of terrorism and its networks. read more

Chinese phosphate mining group acquired by Sinofert

first_imgConsolidation is ongoing in the Chinese fertiliser minerals mining sector, with China’s biggest fertiliser producer Sinofert Holdings buying the entire equity interest in Xundian Lomon Phosphorus Chemical Co for $219 million, which is the owner of a number of phosphate mines and deposits in Yunnan province.Sinofert said it intends to “tap the region’s large phosphate reserves and hopes to become a leading phosphate producer in China through the acquisition.” The deal takes Sinofert from being mainly a trader and manufacturer of fertilisers to having the phosphate mining resource base to back it up. According to Sinofert, “Xundian Lomon is the only company in the PRC that has a production capacity of 300,000 t of MDCP/MCP [mono-dicalcium phosphate/dicalcium phosphate] with stable and reliable production quality that meet international standards.” It has one phosphate mine with a mining licence in Yunnan Province, with four additional phosphate mines with exploration licences, also in Yunnan, for which it is in the process of applying for mining licences.last_img read more

‘Spider-Man’ Developer Insomniac Joins Sony’s Web

first_img Sony has acquired Insomniac Games. No, you aren’t reading a headline form like 15 years ago. The developer has always been close with the publisher. They created Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank, PlayStation mascots iconic enough to get an iffy animated movie. But they’ve technically been independent until now.Insomniac now joins teams like Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch as a wholly owned first-party PlayStation developer. And you can guess why. Insomniac’s exclusive 2018 Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game was a smash success critically and commercially, the developer’s biggest hit yet at over 13 million copies sold. So it’s practically a no-brainer we’ll see more of Insomniac’s open-world take on the colorful Marvel hero on PlayStation 5. Earlier PS5 demos even used Spider-Man to show off faster load times.Along with future Spider-Man games, many speculate that Insomniac’s Oculus Rift games in development will shift to PlayStation VR. One this is for certain though. Be glad Sunset Overdrive finally got a PC release because Insomniac definitely won’t be working with Microsoft anytime soon on a follow-up to the Xbox One launch game.“Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people’s lives,” said Ted Price, Insomniac Games founder and CEO, in a statement. “We’ve enjoyed a special relationship with PlayStation practically since our inception. Our partnership amplifies our potential.”For more on Spider-Man read how long-time writer Dan Slott isn’t thrilled about the web-slinger’s killing spree in Avengers: Endgame and get ready for Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man TV shows. Stay on target PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Project Scarlett: Everything We KnowGet Ready For Sony’s PlayStation Cinematic Universe last_img read more

The new high stakes game in Zimbabwe

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Bangladesh wants Rohingya safe zone in Myanmar

first_imgRohingya refugees carry their child as they walk through water after crossing border by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh on 7 September 2017. Photo: ReutersBangladesh has made two proposals regarding a resolution to the Rohingya crisis.The first is for Myanmar to create a ‘safe zone’ inside its Rakhine state for the Rohingya people who are facing brutal persecution, and the second is to involve the international community in making Myanmar take back the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.The Bangladesh government has already sent letters to several agencies of the United Nations (UN), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in this regard. Two top officials of foreign and home ministries told Prothom Alo that the government has urged the international community in the letters to create a ‘safe zone’ inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state so that the Rohingya people are not repressed.The government has also urged them to take steps to take back the Rohingya people who have taken shelter in Bangladesh.The government says the Rohingya people are the citizens of Myanmar and they have to go back to their country and there is no other alternative.According to latest estimates of UN agencies, is around 175,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh 25 August this year, and the number is increasing every day, most of whom are women and children.The Rohingya people who have made it to Bangladesh, speak of killings, rape, arson, and planned ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar army.A total of 84,000 Rohingya people took shelter in Bangladesh last year, adding to the existing 400,000.Foreign secretary Shahidul Haque told Prothom Alo, “We want Rohingya refugees to go back to their own country and also the implementation of Kofi Annan report’s proposals.”“The Annan report clearly stated that the identity of the Rohingya refugees have to be confirmed and they must be repatriated,” he added.The foreign secretary also said, “We sent letters not just to international organisations, but to every mission [embassy] as well.” The government has directed law enforcers to be vigilant so that the Rohingya refugees do not get mixed up with the locals.The public security division secretary of the home ministry, Mostafa Kamal Uddin, told Prothom Alo, “We have urged the international community and organisations to take every possible step to push back them [Rohingya refugees].”Professor CR Abrar of the International Relations Department of Dhaka University, however, thinks Bangladesh cannot push the Rohingya people back to Myanmar forcefully.“As per the charter of human rights, the government cannot push them back using force. This is not a new problem. Bangladesh did not raise the issue in any international forum in past 10-15 years,” said CR Abrar.CR Abrar also said, “When Myanmar is conducting genocide in Rakhine state, we are buying rice from the country. Is that ethical? What position has the government taken?”Local district administrations and the Bangladesh Border Guard have been assigned to register the Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar violence to Bangladesh recently.Disaster management and relief secretary Shah Kamal told Prothom Alo, “We’ll arrange food, accommodation, sanitation and more temporarily for the Rohingya refugees after we visit the places.”*The article, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.last_img read more

Road accident kills schoolgirl

first_imgA seven-year-old schoolgirl was crushed to death by a bus on Sylhet-Fenchuganj road at Dharampur village in South Surma upazila of Sylhet on Friday, reports UNB.The deceased is Jahan Mahia, a second grader and daughter of Md Helal Ahmed of Gopalgaon village in the upazila.Witnesses said the Kulaura-bound bus hit the minor girl at the place around 2:00pm soon after she got down from a human hauler, leaving her dead on the spot.Later, police recovered the body from the spot and handed it over to family members.last_img

Safe Driving Campaign Raises Awareness About Texting While Driving

first_img 00:00 /01:12 Chief @Baimbridg1Wendy reminds drivers that texting and driving is against the law in Texas; first offense is up to $99 … @ItCanWait #itcanwait @att pic.twitter.com/vkUWsxXIRw— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 5, 2017 X Listencenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ed Mayberry | Houston Public MediaNew wraps warning “Don’t text and drive, it’s the law” are on 16 HPD vehicles.Sixteen Houston police vehicles are on the road with wraps that display the message “Don’t text and drive, it’s the law.” “Those who are caught texting and driving face a fine of up to $99 for the first offense. And those who have been previously convicted could face a fine of up to $200,” said Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Wendy Bainbridge.Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña said 25 percent of their call volume is for vehicle accidents, and many are young drivers. Texas has a ban on phone use by teen drivers.“You know, this is the first demographic that’s actually learned to text before they learn to drive. So really it’s gonna take a lot of education, a lot of awareness, to let them know about the dangers of texting and driving,” said Peña.Ed Mayberry | Houston Public MediaHouston Fire Department Chief Samuel Pena is flanked by HPD officers and others announcing a new safe driving campaign to raise awareness during the holidays about texting while driving.Peña said it seems like driving is the least-performed task in a car now — we are either eating or texting or talking on the phone or doing something other than concentrating on the road.“No Facebook post or tweet or text or call is so important that it cannot wait until you are, have stopped the vehicle and done so safely,” Peña said.Officers are on the lookout for swerving vehicles with drivers looking down at their phones. Sharelast_img read more

Double murder in Narendrapur Bodies found stuffed in suitcases

first_imgKolkata: A couple was found murdered at Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas on Tuesday and their bodies were found stuffed inside two suitcases in the washroom of a house where they were working as caretakers.Pradip Biswas (55) and Alpana Biswas (45) were staying at the house at Kheyadaha since 1997 as caretakers. Pradip’s brother, Joy, said he had last spoken to his brother on Sunday night after which several of his attempts to connect with him had gone in vain. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Tuesday morning, he came to check and found two luggage trolleys inside the bathroom which had bloodstains. He immediately informed the neighbours and called the police. The luggage trolleys were opened and the two bodies, partially decomposed, were found and Joy identified them. The land and the house where the couple used to stay belonged to seven-eight persons who had bought the property jointly in 1997. One of the owners, Pranabesh Garai, stated that the duo was very faithful and friendly. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAlso, there is no chance of robbery as there were no valuables in the house. However, later it was found that a TV set was missing. But it is suspected that this is not a case of murder for robbery and more than one person could be involved in the killing. “A probe has been started. No sign of ransacking was found. It seems that they have been killed approximately two days ago by more than one person. There are several injury marks. Few scissors with bloodstains have been found,” said Rashid Munir Khan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Baruipur Police District.last_img read more

The Writer of Jaws Regretted his Depiction of Sharks and Became an

first_imgPeter Benchley was a relatively young author when his first novel was published in 1974. And unlike many debut novelists, he had a smash hit on his hands. The book was Jaws and it made Benchley’s name before he’d reached middle age. As a journalist and White House speechwriter he was used to warning about big beasts of the political scene. His infamous tale of a beachside community being attacked by an enormous great white shark took him out of the corridors of power and into the imaginations of readers worldwide.‘Jaws’ (1975). Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty imagesYet for Benchley the experience was a double-edged sword. Young genius Steven Spielberg made Hollywood’s first blockbuster out of the 278 page source material, putting the writer on the map a year later. As time went on however, he realized he’d done ocean life a disservice.Quoted in a 2014 Smithsonian article, he remarked “I see the sea today from a new perspective, not as an antagonist but as an ally, rife less with menace than with mystery and wonder.”Jaws. Photo by Universal Pictures/Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty ImagesIn both book and movie form, Jaws had awakened a primal fear in audiences. Few who saw it looked at the water the same way again. Swimming for pleasure went out the window for fear of being devoured by an ancient and relentless predator. As oceanographer Matt Hooper (played by Richard Dreyfuss) explains in the film, “What we are dealing  with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine.”The resulting backlash against sharks led to genuine experts questioning the story’s visceral power. “The key problem Jaws created,” a 2015 BBC piece writes, was to portray sharks as vengeful creatures.”The entrance of the now closed Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida. Photo by Cplbeaudoin CC BY-SA 3.0Combine what appeared to be a dead-eyed monster with a hunger for vengeance and it was easier for Mankind to objectify them as a species. While sharks were especially likely to wind up in a bowl of shark fin soup, there was also a sense of “seek and destroy” in some people’s minds.Away from the pages of a best seller, the reality is somewhat different. The BBC notes, “some large shark species certainly do attack humans — about 10 people a year are killed, usually by great white, bull and tiger sharks. Rarely though are the victims actually eaten — often they die from trauma.”Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching in an attack on seal, South AfricaThere is also a long-established idea that sharks mistake the likes of surfers for seals, though this is disputed in some quarters who believe the predators are too sophisticated for that.Related Video: The Incredible True Story Behind The RevenantAs recently as 2000 it was reckoned there was a 79 percent drop in the great white population, based on research conducted in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Benchley the writer did his best to raise awareness of crimes against whites and other marine creatures over the decades, contributing to publications such as National Geographic.Great white sharkAttitudes have improved and the outlook is better for the humble shark, but serious doubts still exist. Smithsonian writes, “Of the 476 species of sharks analyzed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature for extinction risk, good data are only available for 276, and of these 123 are considered at risk for extinction.”Benchley passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in 2006. The Jaws franchise died out in the late 80s with the much-derided Jaws: The Revenge, focusing on a shark so vengeful it swam all the way to the Bahamas to avenge its predecessors. These days the author’s name is associated with inspirational initiatives like the annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.Novelist Peter Benchley walks his dogs along a beach at Siasconset, Nantucket Island. Photo by Gail Mooney/Corbis via Getty ImagesIt could also be argued that his vision of man vs shark was slightly misinterpreted. There were some rather eccentric takes of the story, some of which were even sexual in nature! But it’s significant to point out the conclusion of the novel, which deviates from the big screen version.The Independent observed in 2014 that “Quint’s laconic rage while recalling his survival of the USS Indianapolis transforms Jaws into a revenge tragedy. Relentless, remorseless and even devious, the shark is a smiling villain, more Lee Van Cleef than Moby Dick. The Western subtext breaks the surface in the final showdown between great white and Sheriff Martin Brody.”Moby DickAs moviegoers know, the shark is blown up after eating a scuba tank. Whereas on the page Jaws succumbs to exhaustion and expires. “This downbeat conclusion makes a more upscale argument than the film is capable of,” the article says.“Benchley’s shark is an amoral force of nature: not bad, just hungry. And what amoral nature has unleashed, so amoral nature reclaims in death.”Read another story from us: Jaws 2 was Nearly Set During World War IIThe writer wanted to highlight humans and their projected rage as the true enemy. It was a conversation he would continue throughout his life, tackling the fishing industry and commercial interests rather than Great White sharks.He said to the Guardian in 2000 that “We must not allow just one generation of humanity to needlessly eradicate 400m years of evolution.”last_img read more

Cuba seeks Mexican businessman in corruption probe

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The Gazette says the 57-year-old Mexican national is accused of bribery, but does not give further details. It adds that if he fails to appear, authorities will take additional, unspecified steps. In the past, that has meant issuing arrest warrants and holding trials without the defendants present.Capetillo’s whereabouts were not immediately clear, and phone calls to the Panama offices of his company, International ABC Import-Export, were not answered Monday.President Raul Castro’s government has sought to crack down on endemic graft in recent years, leading to dozens of criminal convictions of Cuban executives, government officials and foreign businesspeople.Authorities have used the Gazette before to announce corruption investigations targeting foreigners, as in the case of Chilean brothers Max and Marcel Marambio.The Marambios were later sentenced in absentia to long prison terms and had their local business operations taken over by the state.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement HAVANA (AP) – Cuban authorities have summoned a Mexican businessman in connection with a corruption probe, echoing previous cases in which foreigners were ultimately charged in absentia and had their local businesses seized.A note published in the government’s Official Gazette says Alfredo Jaime Capetillo has until Wednesday to present himself to the Interior Ministry official in charge of the investigation. Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

April 22 2019

first_imgApril 22 , 2019 You might also be interested in In response to the government’s announcement, the tomato division chairman of FPAA, Jimmy Mungia, testified on behalf of the association on March 27, urging the Department of Commerce to maintain the agreement.Members of the Arizona Legislature then drafted a letter to Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross voicing their views on the importance of negotiating the Tomato Suspension Agreement and urging him to sign an updated agreement.The letter, from the Arizona House Committee on State and International Affairs, notes: “We are concerned to see efforts from certain regional interests to disrupt the normal negotiation process between the Department of Commerce and the Mexican growers, a process that has happened regularly since 1996.”By not renegotiating an agreement that has worked for over 20 years to stabilize the tomato markets, this Committee fears we would be erecting new trade barriers in fruits and vegetables that will directly harm Arizona businesses and consumers across the United States.”Beyond FPAA and the state committee, Garrick Taylor from the Border Trade Alliance also presented in favor of maintaining the Tomato Suspension Agreement at the hearing. Local distributors across Arizona have raised concerns over the U.S. Department of Commerce’s plans to withdraw for its decades-long tomato suspension agreement with Mexico.Leaving the pact with Mexican growers next month – a move favored by the Florida Tomato Exchange and many growers in the U.S. Southeast – will allow for investigations into allegations that product is being dumped into the U.S. market.But not everyone agrees this move will be advantageous. According to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA), in the 22 years that the pact has been in effect, it has created jobs and thriving businesses in the tomato import industry.Terminating the agreement could mean higher prices for consumers, loss of jobs and businesses in Arizona and across the U.S., the FPAA says.What’s more, it could also impact over 33,000 U.S. workers and 1.4 million workers in Mexico, causing a complete disruption of the North American supply chain, and an escalating trade war that threatens the passage of NAFTA’s replacement, the USMCA, the association adds. U.S.: FPAA pushes for new tomato deal with Mexico, …last_img read more

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