A posting on a virulent anti-Semitic Web site Tuesday by a person identifying himself as Eric Hunt claimed responsibility. SAN FRANCISCO – Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust scholar Eli Wiesel was dragged from an elevator and roughed up, possibly by a Holocaust denier, during a peace conference at a San Francisco hotel last week, police said Friday. According to San Francisco Police Sgt. Neville Gittens, a man approached Wiesel in an elevator and requested an interview with the acclaimed author on the evening of Feb. 1 at the Argent Hotel, which was hosting the forum sponsored by the San Francisco-based RockRose Institute. When Wiesel consented to talk in the hotel’s lobby, the man insisted it be done in a hotel room and dragged the 78-year-old off the elevator on the sixth floor, Gittens said. The assailant fled after Wiesel began to scream, and Wiesel went to the lobby and called police. Gittens said police are investigating the incident as a crime. Wiesel couldn’t be immediately reached for comment at Boston University, where he teaches, or through his institute in New York. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Manchester City boss Manuel Pellergrini Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he didn’t think his side would lose to Leicester City.The Foxes have been the surprise package all year in the Premier League title race and beat their rivals for the trophy 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.Pellegrini, though, revealed he thought he men would avoid becoming another victim of Leicester’s success and added he now felt Claudio Ranieri’s men have the best chance of topping the table come the end of the campaign.He said: “If they continue the way they are playing they are favourites. They are doing well and have an advantage in points. We played against a very good team and it is fair to give them merit.“But it just depends on what they can do from now until the end of the season. Having to play 13 games more is very difficult to predict.“It was our chance at home to recover the lead in the table. We couldn’t do it and now we are six points behind Leicester, but we have another 39 points to play for so it is important to be focused game by game and try to beat Tottenham here, as they are another team fighting for the title.“We’ll see what happens between Arsenal and Leicester. There are too many things that can happen with 39 points more to play for – but this was a defeat we didn’t expect.”
More digital workspaces could help smaller towns around Donegal take advantage of Brexit, according to Cllr Gary Doherty.The Stranorlar area Sinn Féin councillor has called for more buildings to be turned into co-working spaces to help ease economic stagnation in villages.Speaking at the county council’s monthly meeting, Cllr Doherty said that facilities such as Letterkenny’s CoLab could help border towns, namely Lifford and Castlefinn, reap the benefits of Brexit. Cllr Doherty added that he believes the towns are geographically positioned to take advantage of Brexit for companies that want to keep a foot on both sides of the border.He suggested that existing vacant buildings would be transformed into spaces for hot desks for people who are working in multinational companies in larger towns, which would have a knock-on effect due to increased footfall locally.In their response, the council said that co-working facilities are a practical option for smaller centres rather than Digital Hubs. However, they are all reliant on broadband capability. Area manager Mr Garry Martin said that LEADER funding could be sought for these kinds of initiatives and the council will assist community groups in developing their cases as appropriate. Digital hubs could help border towns take advantage of Brexit – Cllr was last modified: March 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrexitCLLR GARY DOHERTYco-workingdigital hubDonegal County Council
4 July 2012 South Africa and Chile look will to advance political, economic and trade relations at the 4th Joint Consultative Mechanism (JMC) meeting between the two countries this week. International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim will co-chair the meeting with his Chilean counterpart, Fernando Schmidt, in Pretoria on Friday. “South Africa is a major foreign investor in Chile, and will use the opportunity to address bilateral issues pertaining to cooperation in trade and investment, public works, and the avoidance of double taxation,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement on Tuesday. South Africa remains one of the largest foreign investors in Chile’s mining sector. However, the trade balance between South Africa and Chile is currently in favour of Chile. To address this, the JMC will consider establishing a joint bilateral trade and investment commission. “In addition, an avoidance of double taxation agreement between the two countries has been negotiated and is ready for signature, which, when implemented, will make investments in South Africa more attractive for Chilean business,” the department said. The last JCM meeting took place in Chile in 2008. Source: SANews.gov.za
Kashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17 if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped.In a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, AMU students’ union former vice-president Sajjad Rathar said: “If this vilification does not stop, more than 1,200 Kashmiri students will leave for their homes in the Kashmir Valley on October 17 as a last option.”Denial of justiceTerming the slapping of sedition charges “vendetta”, Mr. Rathar said: “The option of holding namaaz-e-janaza (prayer meeting) in absentia was dropped after the AMU authorities did not give permission.”“If no prayer meeting was held as confirmed by all official agencies, the slapping a case of sedition against three Kashmiri students is simply a vendetta, harassment and denial of justice,” he said.The letter was handed over to AMU Proctor Mohsin Khan in the presence of a large number of Kashmiri students at his office on Saturday night.AMU spokesman Shafay Kidwai, however, denied the Kashmiri students’ charges of harassment and stressed that “no innocent would be framed”. He said that “there is zero tolerance for any anti-national activity on AMU campus”.Three Kashmiri students were booked on sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans on October 12 (Friday).
Prateik BabbarPrateik Babbar’s 25th birthday celebration recently cost him dear, but the young actor is not complaining. Son of late actress Smita Patil and actor-turned MP Raj Babbar, Prateik, who stars with Aamir Khan in Dhobi Ghat recently entered his 25th year on November 28, had quite a lavish bash.According to sources to the actor, Prateik had not planned anything on his birthday. “He went to a popular joint in the suburbs with one of his friends. He casually announced that it was his birthday, and therefore he would buy drinks for everybody present there. Prateik was greeted by loud cheering by everybody present there,” sources added.But to his shock, Prateik was presented a bill of Rs 70,000. “He took it sportingly, and footed the bill without any complaints,” sources said.