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Working relentlessly to improve quality of rails SAIL

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned SAIL on Thursday said it was working relentlessly to further improve the quality of rails. To achieve this, the PSU has adopted measures like reducing the hydrogen content in rail steel, the company said in a statement. The Nickel-Copper-Chromium (NCC) corrosion resistant rails that SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant developed and supplied for coastal areas have successfully undergone field trials. SAIL has supplied more than 1.8 million of wheels of various dimensions to the Indian Railways in last six decades.last_img

Saskatchewan mayor apologizes to Indigenous leader in private for past prejudice

first_imgAPTN National News The mayor of a small Saskatchewan town issued an apology to the head of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Tuesday for his past prejudices against Indigenous peoples.Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Cameron and the FSIN.“You can’t have hatred boil up,” Hundeby said. “You have to seek forgiveness, whether you’ve been wronged or you wronged somebody else.”They want to start a new education initiative in the community to help teach youth and elected officials about racial inclusion and move toward reconciliation.Hundeby said when he was growing up, the stereotype of Indigenous people was that they were lazy and didn’t want jobs.Hundeby said the birth of his children and re-examining his Christian faith led to a shift in thinking, and he now knows he was wrong.Chief Bobby Cameron praised the apology saying it took a lot of heart and courage.Cameron said Hundeby approached him after hearing his speech about reconciliation to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association.Cameron encouraged the mayor to make his apology a public one.While Elbow town council unanimously approved the signing, Hundeby doesn’t know how his constituents will react.“I don’t know how this is going to be perceived,” he said. “It’s a leap of faith.”Elbow is 133 kilometres southeast of— with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

General Strike in Morocco to Start Tuesday May 31

By Myriam Ait MalkRabat – It was recently decided by the Moroccan Workers’ Union (UMT), the Democratic Work Convention (CDT), the Democratic Work Federation (FDT), and the General Moroccan Workers Union (UGTM) that they would take part in and organize a general strike on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to last 24 hours.This general strike is expected to include a sit-in in front of the Parliament building in Rabat. The members of the Unions hope to denounce the retirement reforms that the government handed over to the Chamber of Counselors for examination of the entirety of the reform project a few months ago.The unions and the government are simply not able to see eye to eye in terms of the proposed reforms, as they include an increase in the minimum age for retirement from 60 to 63 years old along with an increase in the retirement membership fee and a decrease in the retirement pensions.Through this protest and strike, the unions are also denouncing “the government’s lack of social dialogue.” read more

Rosy predictions for PEI and all Atlantic provinces economies

An Ottawa-based think tank is predicting rising growth for all four Atlantic provinces — especially tiny P.E.I., which is expected to lead the country with 3.2 per cent growth this year.The Conference Board of Canada attributes the rosy outlook to service-sector stability and rising exports in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and rising oil production in Newfoundland and Labrador.P.E.I.’s red-hot growth is credited to residential construction following an “influx of international migrants” and higher demand for Island products.Newfoundland and Labrador is predicted to get 2.7 per cent growth this year, with 1.6 per cent growth in Nova Scotia, and 1.4 per cent in New Brunswick, which saw virtually no growth last year.Nationally, the Conference Board predicts 1.9 per cent growth this year, and 2.1 per cent in 2020.It predicts weaker growth in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.“On the other hand, Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan and B.C. will enjoy an increase in growth this year — despite the fact that there is easing in consumer and government spending,” Marie-Christine Bernard of the Conference Board said in a statement.The Canadian Press read more

CannTrust applies to list its common shares on NYSE

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Licensed marijuana producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it has applied to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.The Vaughan, Ont.-based pot company is the latest to seek a listing south of the border and access a broader investor base.For example, Canopy Growth Corp. has listed its shares on the Nasdaq and Aurora Cannabis on the NYSE, while HEXO Corp. has also filed an application to list on the NYSE.Beacon Securities analyst Russell Stanley says there are just five Canadian licensed producers currently trading on U.S. exchanges.Stanley says a U.S. exchange listing would significantly expand CannTrust’s profile and investor audience.CannTrust says its application to list on the NYSE remains subject to approval by the exchange and contingent on the satisfaction of all listing and regulatory requirements. read more

After Tommy John surgery Adam Niemeyer playing key role for Ohio State

Redshirt freshman right-hander Adam Niemeyer (43) delivers a pitch against Louisville on April 14. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Sports EditorAdam Niemeyer was making the second appearance of his collegiate career last season when he knew something was wrong.“I threw a curveball and I just knew it wasn’t good when I threw that pitch. I tried to throw again in another game, but it just kept getting worse and worse, so I got an MRI and found out that I had to have surgery,” the Ohio State redshirt freshman right-hander said.The procedure that Niemeyer had to undergo was ulnar collateral reconstruction surgery, commonly known as Tommy John surgery. It is an operation where a damaged ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body, and it is becoming almost commonplace for pitchers.Last season, more than 25 major league pitchers required the operation. This year, over 10 have already gone under the knife.For Niemeyer, the elbow problems began during his junior year of high school. After a summer to rest it, however, he felt no discomfort — that is until a game at Oregon on March 7, 2014, when the pain returned.He made one more appearance six days later against Siena after the fateful one in Oregon. In that outing, he gave up four unearned runs. After that night, he was shut down before undergoing the procedure on April 9, 2014.“It was pretty disappointing, just because I was coming off my best outing of the year, really felt like I was contributing to the team, and then hearing that news was just really devastating,” Niemeyer said.Jason Good, the athletic trainer for the OSU baseball team, was tasked with bringing Niemeyer back to full strength.“It’s a pretty long process, as you can imagine,” Good said. “Prior to the ‘80s, you were done, but now we’ve kind of developed a rehab progression where we start off with just range of motion, just moving the joints to get them going, to strengthening the shoulder, elbow, wrist flexors, and now really we’re starting to get even further, to where we’re working from the ground up, and almost rebuilding an athlete.”Good said the timetable to return is set at 12 months from the date of surgery, with a couple of months on either side depending on the success of the rehab.For Niemeyer, it was on the quicker side, as he made his return to the diamond with a scoreless inning against Pittsburgh on Feb. 15 — just over 10 months after the surgery.“I could tell he was down a little bit, because I knew he wanted to be out there with us, especially after a good outing against Oregon, and then he finds out he can’t pitch the rest of the year,” sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson, who was roommates with Niemeyer last year, said. “But he handled it really well. He wanted to get the surgery right away, start the rehab and now he’s back here.”Niemeyer said the support of fellow Tommy John recipients — junior infielder Jacob Bosiokovic and sophomore right-hander Yianni Pavlopoulos — a select group they call “The Zipper Club,” helped him cope with his rehab and recovery.But more than anything, it was the Minster, Ohio, product’s hunger to return to the mound and help his team toward its goal of making the NCAA tournament that drove him.“It’s good to go out there and contribute to the team, help the team win,” Niemeyer said. “That was the hardest part last year, just watching from the sidelines, not really being able to go out there and help the guys.”After six appearances out of the bullpen to start the season, OSU coach Greg Beals handed Niemeyer the ball for his first collegiate start — a start that just so happened to come against a team that was ranked No. 4 in the nation at the time in Louisville on April 14.Niemeyer responded masterfully, tossing five shutout innings and only allowing two hits to guide OSU’s 2-0 upset victory.He then made another start a week later, a 6-3 victory over Morehead State, before returning to the bullpen to toss three scoreless innings of relief against Illinois last weekend.Good said he was not surprised to see the right-hander come back with a vengeance based on his work to get back following the surgery.“Adam’s doing really well. He was a good foundation,” Good said. “He’s kind of the model of, ‘All right, if you have somebody who’s going to get hurt, this is the foundation that you want to work with,’ because he has a good structure, he works hard and he’s driven to want to be back.”While Good said that it usually takes about two years for a pitcher to feel like they did before the surgery, Niemeyer, just over a year removed from the operation, said he feels he is already at that point.“I think I am (100 percent). I feel pretty good,” Niemeyer said. “I still have things I have to work on. I think my control is what I have to focus on to get that back to where it was, but arm-wise, I feel pretty good.”Niemeyer and the Buckeyes are set to close out their home schedule with a three-game series against Maryland from May 8-10. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., 3:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. read more

Smartphone screen showdown Galaxy S3 vs Droid DNA vs Nexus 4 vs

first_imgWe’ve reached a point in smartphone technology where the displays on high-end handsets are starting to offer higher resolution than certain low-end laptops. As these pocket-sized computers become more capable, it feels as though the differences between them can only be seen with a macro lens, but seeing the screen under magnification doesn’t show you how it will look in the real world. When it comes to four of the most powerful Android smartphones on the market today, what you really need to do is look at them side-by-side.When comparing the screens of the LG Nexus 4, the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD, and the HTC Droid DNA, we set the phones side-by-side and shot them using a 50mm lens. Each phone was running Chrome for Android and was set to its maximum brightness level.Order: Droid Razr Maxx HD, Galaxy S3, Droid DNA, Nexus 4 [Click to enlarge]Pure whiteMany apps, websites, and books on smartphones use a flat white background, the most iconic example of this being Google’s own homepage. This page gives a perfect test of how the color white is rendered on each of these screens.Right away you can tell that the HD Super AMOLED screen on the Razr Maxx HD has a colored tint to it, while the Super AMOLED+ screen on the Galaxy S3 looks dimmer than all of the others. The HD IPS screen found on the Nexus 4 seems to have the “purest” white, only just barely beating out the True HD IPS display on the Droid DNA. The difference between the two IPS displays is only barely noticeable in a test like this, but it is clear that both IPS displays beat out the AMOLED displays.Full colorIt’s not always easy to tell in the store which screen is going to offer you the best colors, but this test should help. This is another situation where the super close-up shot isn’t particularly helpful, as it demonstrates technical capability instead of practical application. The image selected for this test offers a wide range of colors with individual circles that can be compared across each phone, which helps us choose the best display for colors.Compared to the rest of the screens here, the IPS+ diaplay on the Nexus 4 looks washed out. AMOLED displays, like the ones found in the Razr HD and the Galaxy S3, have greater color saturation which makes colors really pop. Between the two AMOLED displays, the deeper colors on the Razr HD look much better than the Galaxy S3. Meanwhile, the True HD IPS display on the Droid DNA offers the clearest image with the best tone for each of the individual colors.Black pattern on whiteWe do a lot of reading on these smartphones, and the most common way to display text is black text on a white background. That means it’s quite important to know how black lines will look on white as qualities like sharpness and contrast can make a significant difference to your experience. The focus test pattern found in this shot uses a series of concentric black circles in order to demonstrate both how many lines can be seen and from how far out you can see individual lines.The white background problem seen with the Razr HD in the first test made a nasty comeback, adding a tint to the background and making it difficult to look at the screen for very long. The pure white on the Nexus 4’s IPS+ display does a great job, showing clear, distinct lines all the way across the display. The Galaxy S3 offers a little color tint as well, but the Super AMOLED+ display manages to look just as bright as the rest of the phones in this shot. The 1080p Droid DNA crams far more lines on its display than the others with the same size center ring, and manages clear black lines across the center of the screen without any color tint.And the winner is…It’s easy to see the strengths and weaknesses of each display here, but the best overall display has to be the Droid DNA. Each of the other phones found themselves in last place for one test or another, while the DNA remained one of the best through each test.Despite the win, you wouldn’t be wrong to ask if a 1080p display is necessary on a smartphone. At no point during this test did I feel that the increased resolution helped the Droid DNA in any critical area, but the rest of the tech that went into the IPS display clearly placed it above the test.last_img read more

Registration express for new businesses

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In an ambitious initiative aiming to boost entrepreneurship and investment in Greece, companies will soon be able to start operating immediately after submitting a simple statement to their taxation office and the General Commerce Register.This innovative project announced early this week by Costis Hatzidakis, Minister for Development and Competition, in the presence of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, introduces the principle of independent compliance on the part of entrepreneurs while the licensing will be conducted via an online portal which will operate as a central administration system. Furthermore, the government expects that the introduction of general standards corporations have to comply with will reduce corruption. The new system will not examine whether each company fulfils the conditions of operation in advance, but its compliance with requirements will be monitored after it starts operating.It also provides specific time limits for the completion of each process, not only for the licensing authorities but also for the entrepreneurs themselves, and for the government, as the maximum time for the issue of the 21 ministerial decisions and presidential decrees required for the application of the measure will be nine months from the time the legislation is voted in Parliament. The aim is for the bill to become law by early April so that it applies fully by the end of 2014.“The aim is for the licensing of most companies to be completed on the same day and electronically,” said Samaras, adding that “unemployment cannot be reduced by mere wishes. Supporting entrepreneurship is a basic condition for boosting employment.”However, the volume of the secondary legislation required in ministerial decisions and presidential decrees, the gray areas concerning which activities will be exempted from the draft law’s application, and the absence of a complete zoning plan are threatening to render the bill void unless these issues are sorted out in a timely manner.Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

Star Wars Episode VIII is Now Star Wars The Last Jedi

first_img The next proper, non-spin-off entry in the Disneyfied Star Wars saga won’t hit theaters until later this year. But now we have a new sliver of information to salivate over until then. Today Star Wars Episode VIII was officially revealed as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi follows the end of The Force Awakens with Rey finally meeting Luke Skywalker. Some were speculating the fatalistic subtitle and red font spelled doom for the old master, leaving Rey the final benevolent Force user. It seems more likely than not this will be the dark Empire Strikes Back to Force Awakens’ updated take on A New Hope. However, Jedi is both a singular and plural term. So who knows what’s going to happen? Who knows what Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro and that hairy tuxedo alien are up to.Not that this will have any bearing on the movie’s quality, but something about “The Last Jedi” sounds kind of obvious/fan-fiction to me. Like “The Force Awakens,” it just seems like the movie is going out of its way to remind you of a famous Star Wars thing. Are the giant words “STAR WARS” not enough? Plus, the name is eerily similar to Transformers: The Last Knight, a movie coming out this year that will make as much money while being a lot worse.But these are arguments for another time. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017. It probably won’t be based on this book. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on targetlast_img read more

Condé Nast Internal Memo Managing Through Challenging Times

first_imgCondé colleagues: GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, publisher Peter  Hunsinger, chairman Si Newhouse and CEO Chuck Townsend in headier times.”Managing Through Challenging Times.” Is that the understatement of the year? No, it was the subject line of an e-mail Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend sent to staffers Thursday.As news that the national unemployment rate jumped to 8.1 percent last month—the highest in 25 years—as a whopping 651,000 people lost their jobs, the mega magazine publishing chief executive called on his employees to “prudently and responsibly manage our business costs and expenses.” While Townsend didn’t detail any specific cost-cutting initiatives, he did say the company will need to make “difficult decisions to manage costs and ensure our financial well-being.” Are more layoffs to come?Late last year, Condé Nast laid off about 5 percent of both its print and online staff. In December, Condé closed its syndicated blog network and scrapped, its social networking/virtual scrapbooking site for teen girls. In January, Condé Nast shuttered Domino, its four-year-old shelter title, and its accompanying Web site. Here’s Townsend’s memo, via All Things Digital:From: Townsend, ChuckSent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 05:04 PM Eastern Standard TimeTo: Conde Nast PublicationsSubject: Managing Through Challenging TimesI continue to believe that there are two things that make our Company truly unique, world-class brands and remarkable employees. This statement is even more true today as I watch how Condé Nast is managing through this challenging economy.While advertising pages are down, Condé Nast is gaining critical ad revenue market share through the early part of 2009. Perhaps more importantly, our consumer connectivity, as measured in key circulation statistics, is particularly strong.So, while our Company is not immune to the economic stress that has been experienced by the media community, we have made adjustments to secure our ongoing stability, just as each and every one of us has had to personally deal with the economic challenges we face.Unavoidably, as the downturn extends, we have to make additional difficult decisions to manage costs and ensure our financial well-being. These decisions involve all of us. We’ll all have to do more with less and accept that some of the benefits and resources that were available to us in robust economic times will have to be scaled back–and revisited when the economy and our business recover lost ground.The best course of action is for us to prudently and responsibly manage our business costs and expenses through these troubled waters, assuring us the opportunity to fully participate in the recovery that lies ahead. At that time, we will take great pride in what we accomplished.I can only ask that you join me in these efforts to ensure the continued success of our great Company.last_img read more

Pakistan plunders natural resources gifts Baltistan goldmines

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Even as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contrary to Khan’s much-hyped claims on camera. At the behest of the Federal government in Islamabad, Chinese companies are reportedly plundering natural resources in the Gilgit-Baltistan region which includes precious metals like gold, platinum, cobalt and precious gemstones like Topaz and Aquamarine. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us Exploitation of natural resources at a large scale has resulted in widespread public protests recently across GB, an Indian territory, part of greater Kashmir region, forcibly occupied by Pakistan. Several leaders, including Shaukat Kashmiri and Mumtaz Khan, who voiced their concern over Pakistan’s decision to allot mining contracts to foreign companies, were either jailed or driven out of PoK. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us In a three-year research project on the strategic region of PoK conducted by India’s top think tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), it has been revealed that enormous wealth plundered by foreign companies in GB did not accrue to the local populace. “Precious minerals, gems, metals and even uranium found in the Baltistan area were exploited. However, the revenues were not shared with the local government, igniting widespread protests in GB,” said Ashok Behuria, an expert on PoK associated with the project. Advertise With Us Behuria said that whenever there was unrest in GB, Chinese authorities became nervous. “The reason is that in recent years, China has made huge investment in mining projects in Baltistan. The GB region also provides key strategic connectivity to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, making Beijing obsessed with this territory,” Behuria told IANS. Based on its in-depth research, the IDSA has recently published a book on PoK, authored jointly by its three senior analysts, Surinder Kumar Sharma, Yaqoob ul Hasan and Behuria. Having experience of more than three decades of research on the strategic GB region, Surinder Sharma said that on the one hand natural resources in Baltistan are being looted by the government, while on the other the entire region is being neglected by the government. “No wonder, GB is one of the poorest regions in Asia where around 85 per cent of people live on subsistence agriculture,” Sharma told IANS. IDSA’s research says the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation estimates that there are 1,480 gold mines in GB, out of which 123 contain superior quality of gold, compared to the gold mines in South Africa. Despite having superior quality gold, the region did not benefit as companies which were issued mining licences operated like a mafia syndicate. The critical research, published in the form of a book, reveals that during the regime of General Pervez Musharraf, mining licences were issued to 20 multi-national companies. To oblige Beijing, the Pakistan government obliged several Chinese companies to exploit natural resources in GB. The local Gem Association had opposed the government’s move citing that the decision would deprive local residents of their resources. But for the Pakistani establishment, their all-weather friend China is more important. Such mining contracts were gifted to oblige China, said Sharma, adding: “Pakistan has double standards on PoK. On the face of it, it alleges that India should not have revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir, while on the ground Pakistan blatantly plunders natural resources of the Gilgit-Baltistant region, abusing the basic rights of the local people.”last_img read more

No Easy Answer To Growing Number Of Stray Dogs In The US

first_imgDogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas.Author Peter Zheutlin never wanted a dog, let alone a rescue. He had always believed, as a lot of people do, that rescue dogs are damaged goods.Now Zheutlin can’t imagine life without a dog, and he’s become so driven by the issue of stray dogs that he’s written two books about it. He tells Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins the number of stray dogs has “cascaded out of control” in some parts of the U.S.“People are often very often surprised when I tell them that the picture … of dogs running on highways and so forth, this is not just a third world problem — that exists here in the United States,” says Zheutlin, author of the new book, Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. There are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates about 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year.While Zheutlin makes the case for adopting dogs that are abandoned, he also acknowleges there is no easy answer to the problem. He says the supply of stray dogs greatly outweighs the demand.In Houston, Texas, alone, there are more than 1 million stray dogs, according to the city’s pet shelter, BARC. After Hurricane Harvey hit this summer, thousands of dogs were rescued from floodwaters.“These shelters, they’re dealing with an incredibly difficult problem where they may have a shelter that can hold 100 dogs, and every week a hundred more strays are coming in,” Zheutlin says. “And where do they go?”The no-kill movement has contributed to the population growth, as the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized has decreased from 20 million to 3 million each year. As NPR previously reported, there are nearly 14,000 shelters and pet rescue groups in the U.S. that acquire almost 8 million animals each year.Stray dogs also present safety issues when they roam in packs, causing traffic accidents, attacking residents and spreading disease. WHO estimates nearly 55,000 people die from rabies every year.Spay and neuter laws that vary by state have also driven the increase of abandoned dogs, especially in more rural, southern states.“The South still has a lot of work to do with spay-neuter laws, and getting people to feel that pets are more companions and parts of their family than yard dogs or that kind of thing,” Laurie McCannon, director of Northeast Animal Shelter in Massachusetts, told NPR in 2015.Several city and local governments have adopted mandatory spay-neuter ordinances, but Zheutlin points out that the stray animal issue is low on the priority list for some cash-strapped cities.“This problem has escalated to the point where it would take decades of a concentrated spay-neuter program in a city like Houston to begin to reduce the numbers,” he says. “The shelters are not often high priorities for governments either when they’ve got competing demands from the school department, the police department, the fire department, parks, sanitation. Who speaks for the dogs?”According the ASPCA, approximately 1.6 million dogs are adopted from U.S. shelters each year, but 34 percent of dogs obtained as pets still come from breeders.Many adopted dogs come from difficult circumstances, Zheutlin says, which means they could suffer from separation anxiety, barking and a lack of socialization skills. Critics of the no-kill movement say some dogs are just not fit for adoption.“At some point, you begin to adopt out animals that have serious health issues or serious temperament issues that you should not,” Patti Strand, director of the National Animal Interest Alliance, an organization that represents dog breeders, told NPR in 2014.While rescue dogs can present challenges, rehabilitation programs have led to an increase in the percentage of animals adopted, according to the ASPCA. Zheutlin suggests obtaining references before working with a rescue organization.“Those organizations work hard to make sure these dogs are socialized and ready to be placed in a home,” he says. “In the vast vast majority of cases they are so ready to be loved, and to love back dogs, I think, draw us out of our own heads and [can] help us to live more in the moment.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Morocco king eases restrictions on abortion for incest rape

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Some reform advocates had called for a much wider access to abortion to stem the recourse to illegal procedures.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan King Mohammed VI has ordered that laws restricting abortion be loosened, allowing it in the case of rape, incest, danger to the mother’s health or fetal malformation.Debate erupted in this North African kingdom earlier this year over reforming the penal code, which banned abortion except in cases of a threat to the mother’s life. The king had his justice minister, religious affairs minister and the head of the state human rights organization study the issue. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories “Their consultations showed that a vast majority of society is for the criminalization of abortion with the exception of a few cases that would have negative medical, psychological and social repercussions on the woman, fetus, family and society,” said a royal statement carried late Friday by the state news agency.With the exception of Tunisia, where abortion is legal, the practice is highly restricted across the region, with occasional exceptions made for rape, incest or fetal malformations.Despite the law, abortion is widespread in Morocco, with non-governmental organizations estimating that 600-800 illegal abortions are performed daily. Bearing a child out of wedlock in a conservative society like Morocco brings shame upon a woman and her family, resulting in women turning to abortion or abandoning infants.The calls for reform were sparked in December when Dr. Chafik Chraibi, head of obstetrics at Rabat’s Maternity hospital, was fired after he condemned the laws that forced abortion underground. His firing led to a debate among intellectuals and political party leaders, culminating in Chraibi’s reinstatement and the king’s launching of a committee in March to reform the law. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

Ukraine Int Airlines PNR passport requirements

first_imgUkraine International Airlines now requires traveller’s passport information to be included in all bookings involving travel to Berlin, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan and London. Effective immediately, failure to insert passport details into the PNRs for the mentioned destinations will result in an ADM. Travel agents are referred to their GDS helpdesk for more details and assistance in adding the information correctly. Should you have any further queries, please contact the airline reservations team. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img

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