Five big draws at this weekends Toronto Comic Arts Festival

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: 2. Celebrate Toronto artists!The big kickoff panel on Friday night celebrates this city’s comics scene. Butcher extols the “generations of Toronto cartoonists who have either come back to graphic novels and done a new work this year or are releasing their first books after being a real integral part of the Toronto comics scene.” This includes Ho Che Anderson, known for his groundbreaking comics biography King of Martin Luther King Jr. He’s been working in film but wanted to tell a story in comics — it’s called Godhead. Fiona Smyth has a career-retrospective graphic novel debuting at the festival called Somnambulance. Smyth was an integral part of the local artistic scene in the ’90s, having done the exterior mural on Sneaky Dees and the art for the inside of its Dance Cave, and her massive new collection spans her entire career. (Toronto Comics: Past, Present, and Future, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.) You won’t see crazy costumes, but you will see comics fans buzzing around the centre of the city this weekend soaking up the reflected light of the brightest stars in comics and graphic arts from Canada and around the world. On the occasion of the festival’s 15th anniversary, we spoke to co-founder and artistic director, Christopher Butcher, who told us why you need to see this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).1. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunitiesIf you’re a fan of Japanese manga this is one you won’t want to miss. Japanese creator Inio Asano has had more than a dozen books published in English and is here to promote his newest speculative fiction series Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction. Christopher Butcher tells us that Asano doesn’t do public appearances or events in Japan, and this is only his second time outside of Japan ever. As with other TCAF guests from Japan, “travel is exceptionally difficult and limited — so we haven’t been lucky enough to have any of our Japanese guests in the history of the festival back for a second time.” So if you’re a fan of Asano’s work this is maybe your only chance to meet him in your whole life. (Spotlight: Inio Asano, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Toronto Reference Library and Live Draw Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library.) Advertisement Posters for the 2018 Toronto Comic Arts Festival feature work by Ho Che Anderson, left, and Fiona Smyth, right. (TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 3. You don’t need a costume …In North America comics festivals tends to be more convention-oriented, with lots of people dressing up — with the art and the people who make it being secondary concerns, notes Butcher. But in Europe, a huge component of events is gallery shows and displays of original art. Inspired by Europe, see career retrospectives from Fiona Smyth and Michael Comeau; a Danish comics pavilion; and a German comics exhibit featuring the work Spring: an anthology of stories by eight German and eight Indian women cartoonists about the concerns of women and how they transcend borders. (Exhibits in various venues in the downtown core, including The Beguiling at 319 College St. and the Toronto Reference Library.)4. There’s a hockey opera!A comic-book, bilingual chamber opera to be exact. It’s called Hockey Noir: An Opera In 3 Periods and is being co-produced with Ensemble contemporain de Montreal and Continuum Contemporary Music. It’s set in the ’50s and is about the rivalry between the Toronto and Montreal hockey teams, organized crime, love, lust, blood and betrayal. Comics author Cecil Castellucci (The P.L.A.I.N. Janes) wrote the libretto — and comics images will be projected throughout. Says Butcher: “It’s the kind of thing that you can’t believe we’re doing, but we’re doing it.” (May 10 at 8 p.m., May 11 at 2 and 8 p.m., Jane Mallett Theatre; tickets — $40 for adults, $30 seniors/art workers, $20 students — available through Ticketmaster.)5. There’s fun for all the family — and did we say free?By the numbers: there are 23 countries represented at what Butcher calls the most international festival yet. There are two full days of kids programming. Most of the events will take place at three venues: the Toronto Reference Library; the Marriott Bloor hotel; and the Cumberland Terrace. That’s where hundreds of ‘zine makers and “ziy” folks will take over the second floor for a two-day zine fair.Best of all? Aside from the hockey opera, it’s free to see.The Toronto Comic Arts Festival runs Saturday May 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday May 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the festival and all of the events go to http://www2.torontocomics.com/By DEBORAH DUNDAS – Books Editor Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

After ElKhayats Offensive Remarks Egypts FM Praises Relations with Morocco

Tinjedad, Morocco – Following the controversy caused by Egyptian news anchor Amany El-Khayat over her offensive remarks about Morocco, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry,  praised the bilateral relations between the two countries in a telephone conversation with his Moroccan counterpart Salaheddine Mezouar.The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Atti said today that Shoukry stressed, during his phone call to the Moroccan Foreign Minister, that the remarks made by the TV host should not affect the relationship between the two countries under any pretext.“Sameh Shoukry reiterated the high pride of Egypt, government and people, in the leadership and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco and the historic role it plays in the service of Arab and Islamic issues,” the spokesman said. The spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry added that Shoukry and Mezouar also discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip in light of continued Israeli military attacks.It is worth noting that the Moroccan ambassador to Egypt and the Association of Moroccan Community in Egypt filed a complaint against the Egyptian TV presenter who insulted Morocco in her daily TV show.In a video posted on YouTube on July 16, Egyptian TV presenter Amany El-Khayat lashes out at King Mohammed VI and the ruling Islamist Party, claiming that the Moroccan economy is based on “prostitution.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Train to Hong Kong airport suspended after violent protests

HONG KONG — The operator of the express train to Hong Kong’s airport has suspended service as pro-democracy protesters gathered there following a day of violent clashes with police.MTR Corp. said Sunday trains from the airport on Chek Lap Kok island into the city still are running.Several hundred protesters have gathered at the airport following online calls to disrupt travel.That came after a day of clashes in which protesters threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and police hit subway passengers with clubs and pepper spray.Also Sunday, about 200 people gathered at the British Consulate.The Associated Press

Complaints of sexual infractions at UN last year doubled from 2003

“The total number of 121 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse registered in 2004 was more than double the 53 allegations reported in 2003. The increase in allegations is deeply troubling,” he says.”It should be noted, however, that the recorded increase may result in part from the newly implemented measures to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. Focal points have been designated to facilitate receipt of complaints, reporting procedures have become more clearly defined, and managers have clearly and publicly indicated that sexual exploitation and abuse will not be tolerated,” he adds.The report says 16 allegations, ranging from inappropriate verbal conduct to sexual assault and rape, were reported from all United Nations entities other than the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).The other 105 allegations came from DPKO and its 77,330 personnel. “Forty-five per cent of those allegations involved sex with minors and 15 per cent involved rape or sexual assault,” it says.Thirty-one per cent involved prostitution with adult women and the remaining 6 per cent involved other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, it adds.Seventy-three allegations against uniformed personnel were sent to the Board of Inquiry – 15 investigations were pending, five were found to be unsubstantiated while allegations were substantiated in 53 cases by the end of last year, it says. “In substantiated cases, the military personnel were repatriated on disciplinary grounds” and Member States were responsible for following up.For civilian personnel, one allegation needed no further action and 15 were probed. Up to last December, of those 15, seven cases were sent to UN Headquarters for disciplinary action, seven investigations were pending and one allegation was seen as unsubstantiated. read more

Horwath in second campaign as party leader under pressure to increase NDP

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath poses for a photo at her office in Toronto on May 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Horwath in second campaign as party leader, under pressure to increase NDP seats AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2014 4:00 am MDT TORONTO – Andrea Horwath is running in her second election campaign as Ontario’s NDP leader, a vote she triggered by withdrawing her support for the minority Liberal government that the New Democrats propped up for two-and-a-half years.“I cannot in good conscience support a government that people don’t trust any more,” Horwath said as she announced she had lost confidence in Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals.Horwath is not facing the win-or-get-out prospect that Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has to deal with, but she knows she risked a lot by forcing an election that could result in a PC government that is less inclined to make deals with the NDP.“It is time for the people to make a decision,” she said. “They now have a choice in front of them and I trust that choice.”While the New Democrats always talk about forming government, Horwath is under pressure to at least increase the NDP’s seat count from the 21 they held at dissolution.Horwath walked a fine line since the 2011 election, condemning the Liberals as more revelations came out about the $1.1 billion spent to cancel two gas plants and a police investigation into the Ornge air ambulance service, but at the same time voting to keep them in power.Some New Democrats fear they’ll be blamed for keeping the Liberals in office too long, especially for waiting until after last Thursday’s very NDP-friendly budget, before Horwath finally pulled the trigger on the minority government.Horwath spoke directly to voters as she said it wasn’t just the budget but also the Liberal scandals that convinced her to take down the government.“It’s time for change,” she said. “You deserve a better government, a government that values people’s tax dollars, a government that makes life affordable.”Horwath’s bright, witty style helped the NDP gain seven new seats in the 2011 election and they’ve won several more in byelections since then, but this time she’s not the only woman running as a party leader and she’s no longer a fresh new face on the political scene.Horwath, 51, was one of four children in her family growing up in Stoney Creek, a small community in the east end of Hamilton. Her father became an auto worker at the Ford plant in Oakville after immigrating from Slovakia and marrying her mother, Diane.Andrew Horwath liked to talk about labour negotiations and strikes with his children, fostering Andrea’s interest in social justice. Every year the family attended his union picnic and Andrea would read the union newsletters sent to their home.She worked as a waitress while earning her bachelor’s degree in labour studies at McMaster University and then became a community organizer at a legal clinic and active in the labour movement, helping workers with literacy and English-as-a-second-language. She also helped organize Hamilton’s Days of Action campaign against government cutbacks by the Mike Harris Conservative government.Horwath placed second to Liberal incumbent Stan Keyes when she attempted a run for Parliament in 1997 in the riding of Hamilton-West, but was elected to city council later that year and was re-elected twice in 2000 and 2003.During her time on council, Horwath earned a reputation as someone who could hold her own but also had a knack for bringing people together.She turned down a request from then NDP leader Howard Hampton to be a candidate in 2003 because her father was dying of lung cancer.Her father died two months before she was first elected provincially in a May, 2004 byelection, taking the Hamilton-east riding from the governing Liberals. She became NDP leader in 2O09, beating three of her caucus colleagues — all men —to replace Hampton.Horwath separated from her partner of 25 years in 2010, and is the mother of one son, Julian, age 21.Horwath made few mistakes during her first campaign as NDP leader in 2011, but has angered some hard-core party supporters by reaching out to businesses to make the party appear more mainstream and improve its chances of forming government.“There’s no plan to reward job creators in this budget or offer relief to small businesses,” she said about the Liberal budget tabled last week.The Tories and Liberals lashed out at the NDP for not releasing any of the campaign ideas, but Horwath said the party’s platform would be released in plenty of time.“What I can tell you is New Democrats will be offering a real choice to the people of this province in the election,” she said.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter read more

World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy

World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy WASHINGTON – The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year — again.The aid agency predicted Tuesday that the world economy will expand 2.4 per cent this year, down from the 2.9 per cent it expected in January and unchanged from a tepid 2015.“The global economy is fragile,” said World Bank economist Ayhan Kose, who helped produce the forecast. “Growth is weak.”In the years since the world began recovering from the 2008 financial crisis, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have repeatedly proved too optimistic about the world economy and have had to downgrade their previous forecasts.The World Bank’s latest 2016 forecast is more pessimistic than the IMF’s outlook for 3.2 per cent global growth this year, a projection made in April.Since then, it’s become clearer that low commodity prices continue to vex many developing countries whose economies depend on exports of those commodities. And advanced economies are still struggling to gain momentum as they contend with aging workforces and lacklustre productivity growth.The World Bank expects the U.S. economy to grow 1.9 per cent this year, down from 2.4 per cent in 2015. The downgrade for the United States reflects a weak first quarter: Growth from January through March reached a negligible 0.8 per cent annual rate. U.S. manufacturers have been especially hurt by a strong dollar, which has made their goods more expensive overseas.The bank expects developing and emerging market economies as a group to grow 3.5 per cent this year, down from the 4.1 per cent it forecast in January and barely changed from last year’s 3.4 per cent.World Bank economists are drawing a distinction between emerging market countries that export commodities and those that import them.The exporters, crushed by tumbling prices of oil and other commodities, collectively grew just 0.2 per cent last year and are expected to expand 0.4 per cent in 2016. The importers, which benefit from lower raw materials prices, are still growing at healthy rates — 5.9 per cent last year and a predicted 5.8 per cent this year.Latin America has been particularly hard hit. The World Bank predicts that the region’s economy will shrink 1.3 per cent this year after sliding 0.7 per cent in 2015. Brazil, mired in political scandal, is expected to suffer a 4 per cent economic contraction in 2016 after shrinking 3.8 per cent last year.The 19 countries that use the euro — the eurozone — will grow 1.6 per cent, the same as last year, the World Bank says. Eurozone growth has been constrained by the weakness of European banks, which are still saddled with bad debt and aren’t making many new loans.Japan will expand 0.5 per cent, a bit slower than last year, the World Bank predicts. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive plans to rejuvenate growth — partly through the Bank of Japan’s easy-money policies — have had only mixed results so far.The World Bank left its forecast for China’s economic growth unchanged at 6.7 per cent. The Chinese economy, the world’s second-biggest, has been decelerating for six years as Beijing has sought to move away from dependence on investment in factories and real estate toward slower but steadier growth built on consumer spending. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Jun 7, 2016 2:06 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Officials from Mexico and Texas urge state to defend NAFTA

Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, center left, Mexico’s consul general in Austin, gives testimony to the Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Texas Capitol, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Officials from Mexico and Texas are urging the state’s lawmakers to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against President Donald Trump’s administration, which has been wary of it. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by Will Weissert, The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2017 4:13 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement more than anywhere else in the U.S. and should defend the pact against attempts by Donald Trump’s administration to undermine it, officials from the state and Mexico said Monday.Rolando Pablos, the Texas secretary of state, and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Mexico’s consul general in Austin, spoke to legislators during a hearing at the state capitol. The comments underscore the dilemma facing many top Republicans who don’t want to openly defy Trump but oppose some of the anti-Mexican trade policies he has advocated.Pablos said Texas-Mexico trade accounts for nearly $200 billion annually and that there is a “shared destiny” through deep family and cultural connections.“It is so crucial that we continue to strengthen ties,” said Pablos, who was appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in January and travelled to Mexico City last week to reassure officials there is “no stronger partnership than the one between Texas and Mexico.”Gonzalez Gutierrez said that since NAFTA was negotiated in 1993, U.S.-Mexico trade increased six-fold to $584 billion in 2015. He said his country is now the leading trade partner for 25 states but “Texas is in a completely different league.”“If Texas is the biggest winner in NAFTA, Texas must be its No. 1 champion,” Gonzalez Gutierrez told state lawmakers, adding that if the agreement collapsed the U.S. would lose exports to Mexico worth a total of about 1.3 per cent of the value of the nation’s gross domestic product — but Texas would sustain losses equal to 6 per cent of its statewide gross domestic product.“It is imperative for Texas to take the lead and frame the terms of the debate around NAFTA,” Gonzalez Gutierrez said.Some state leaders have expressed concerns about dismantling NAFTA, Trump’s plan to build a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border and a GOP plan in Congress slapping a 20 per cent tax on all imported goods.‘The potential damage to the Texas economy is catastrophic,” Rep. Rafael Anchia, a Democrat from Dallas, said Monday.Gonzalez Gutierrez said Mexico isn’t opposed to renegotiating NAFTA, especially to update agreements on energy, the service sector and Internet-based commerce, as well as exploring whether U.S. insurance companies can facilitate “medical tourism” where Americas head to Mexico for cheaper health care. But Trump has gone well beyond suggesting simple tweaks, calling the agreement the “worst trade deal ever approved in this country.”John Cornyn, the Republican majority whip in the U.S. Senate, used an op-ed last week to urge the new administration to improve, not scrap, NAFTA.“Trade has been a cornerstone of the Texas economy, with no partner more important than Mexico,” Cornyn wrote.Other red states have worried about an economic tailspin the White House’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric could spark, including in Arizona, where Sen. John McCain has said he’s “deeply concerned” about any plan renegotiating the pact.Such jitters stretch beyond the border, too. Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo was in Detroit last week opposing import tariff plans. Auto executives and economists there worried that major NAFTA changes, or stiff tariffs, would wreak havoc on the industry, which relies on parts-supply and auto-assembly factories in Mexico thanks to NAFTA.Still, some Texans said they want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt — for now.“I feel confident that, at the end of the day, Texas trade with Mexico will be protected,” state Rep. Tan Parker, a Republican from Flower Mound, outside Dallas, said Monday. “Really, what we’re seeing at this point is early dialogue on this topic.”___This story has been corrected to show that Texas-Mexico trade accounts for nearly $200 billion annually. Officials from Mexico and Texas urge state to defend NAFTA read more

Nearly a quarter of children are starting school with rotten teeth figures

Dr Sandra White, dental lead for Public Health England, said: “It’s encouraging to see dental decay declining across England, however almost a quarter of five-year-olds are still suffering from this preventable condition.”Children in our most deprived communities continue to be hit the hardest – we need more local authorities using targeted interventions to reduce these inequalities.” It’s a tragedy that a child’s oral health is still determined by their postcode and their parents’ incomesBritish Dental Association chairman Mick Armstrong 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. British Dental Association chairman Mick Armstrong said: “It’s a tragedy that a child’s oral health is still determined by their postcode and their parents’ incomes.”We should not accept that a child raised in Pendle will enter primary school with twenty times the levels of decay as one born in the Surrey home of the Health Secretary.”Sadly, while cavities are almost wholly preventable, official indifference means this inequality gap shows little sign of narrowing.”The NHS will keep spending millions extracting baby teeth in overstretched hospitals until policymakers step up and grasp the nettle. When programmes and policies designed in Britain have become the envy of the world, it’s perverse that children in England are not benefiting from them.” But there are wide regional variations – in Yorkshire and the Humber 4.1 per cent of children have had a tooth extraction due to dental decay, while in the East of England this figure is 1.3 per cent.But there have been improvements in the proportion of youngsters suffering dental decay in the last decade – in 2008, 69.1 per cent of five-year-olds showed no obvious signs of dental decay. This rose to 76.7 per cent in 2017. However, among the 23.3 per cent of children with some experience of obvious decay, the average number of teeth that were decayed, missing or filled was 3.4.The PHE report reveals “wide variation” between regions – with children from more deprived backgrounds more likely to experience decay.”Analysis shows that, while dental decay levels are reducing, and there are signs that inequalities are beginning to reduce, the inequalities gap remains unacceptably high,” the authors wrote.NHS dental care for children is free. NHS Choices advises that youngsters should begin visiting the dentist when their first milk teeth appear. They are advised to go for regular check-ups. Almost a quarter of children are starting primary school in England with rotten teeth, according to a new report.Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show that more than 160,000 five-year-olds – or 23.3 per cent – have dental decay when they start school.PHE’s National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England shows that, while there have been marked improvements in the proportion of youngsters who show signs of dental decay, there are still 164,000 new primary school pupils with rotten teeth.Around 17,000 of these youngsters have been forced to have decayed teeth removed. Tooth extraction often requires a hospital stay and a child being put under general anaesthetic.Figures from the 2017 report show that in one corner of England – Tower Hamlets in London – 7.2 per cent of five-year-olds have undergone tooth extraction. Across the country, the average is 2.4 per cent. read more

No money for new Kielces hall in 2013

City of Kielce is still far away to become a host city of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. Project of new hall is stopped by financial reasons.– In 2013, there will be no money to finance the construction of a new sports hall in Kielce – said on Thursday the Minister of Sport Joanna Mucha during visit in the city of Polish handball champions.Maybe in 2014, but then the whole project could late for the 2016 and Men’s EHF EURO 2012, what was the main reason for iniatitve taken by Kielce’s boss, Bertus Servaas. In previous plan, Goverment has to participate with about 55% of all costs, while team and local authorities has to cover other part of the costs.ABOUT NEW VIVE TARGI KIELCE’S HALL WITH 8200 SEATS… new hall in Kielce ← Previous Story Mladen Bojinovic scores 1000 goals in France! Next Story → Lubbecke signs Maximilian Schubert read more

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk despair over climate change and

first_img Monday 25 Feb 2019, 6:30 AM Share91 Tweet Email2 By Ken Foxe STAFF FROM MET Éireann have been advised not to talk “despair” over climate change and use positive language to show people they can make a difference.An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done and lead to “inaction” from the public.The advice is contained in a brand new set of guidelines for Met Éireann staff that issued in January and which was released under FOI.It suggests: “We can discuss the choice we face between a future with more climate change and larger increases in extreme weather, and one with less. The future is in our hands.”Met Éireann said the new advice came in response to increased queries about weather and the human influence in climate change.It suggested using metaphors like “the weather on steroids” or how global warming was “stacking the deck” towards more and more extreme weather events.The advisory said a member of staff could say something like: “Heat-trapping gases act like steroids in the climate system, increasing the odds of extreme heat, heavy downpours, and some other types of extreme events.”They said this would communicate that while extreme events do occur naturally, they were now happening more frequently and more intensely.It explained how staff could also say that global warming was “loading the dice towards more rolls of extreme events”.The document explained how a large number of studies showed that “human induced global warming” had increased the likelihood of extreme weather events across the planet.They said that if Ireland experiences a drought or heatwave, as happened last summer, it was correct to point to the increase of such events due to human activities.It said: “The answer to the question ‘Is this event due to climate change?’ can be framed as ‘events of this type have been made more likely by climate change’.”Severe weather eventsThey also said it was no longer appropriate to say that a severe weather event was categorically not linked to climate change.Instead, staff were advised to say these things were “more than likely part of the trend of increasing extreme events”.The guidance also said to talk about what was known and be careful of talking about “uncertainties” and “caveats”.One suggestion was to say something like: “Global warming made this heat wave at least four times more likely to occur, or increased the odds of this event by 400%.”It said it was important to be clear that climate change was “happening now, and is human-caused” even if there was no certainty over blaming it for a particular event.The guidance also suggested they “reframe poorly posed questions”.It explained: “Scientists being interviewed are often asked, ‘Did climate change cause this event?’ Reasons for asking such a question can relate to liability, context, planning and more.“However, it remains a poorly posed question, with no simple yes or no answer, due to the multiple factors involved in all events.”Staff were advised to turn these questions on their head and identify particular events that were very unlikely to have happened in the absence of human-caused climate change.Met Éireann workers were also cautioned about using certain scientific terminology that might mean one thing professionally and another to the general public.It said the word “uncertainty” had a particular meaning for scientists to discuss a range of scenarios or model results.However, for the public, “’uncertainty’ means we just don’t know” and it would be better to talk about ranges of outcomes instead.Scientists also sometimes use the phrase “low confidence” for data or modelling but that it didn’t mean there was no trend or projected change as the public might assume.A statement from Met Éireann said: ‘Staff [here] receive a lot of queries from the media in relation to the weather and climate change.“This communication was issued to help them effectively communicate the role of climate change in influencing a weather event.” Image: RollingNews.ie Feb 25th 2019, 6:30 AM Met Éireann staff advised not to talk ‘despair’ over climate change and to use positive language An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done. https://jrnl.ie/4510404 center_img Short URL Crowds of people enjoying the sunny weather on the beach in Sandycove, Dublin in July 2018 Image: RollingNews.ie 31,243 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Crowds of people enjoying the sunny weather on the beach in Sandycove, Dublin in July 2018 61 Comments last_img read more

Toure Yaya thinks Paul Pogba is very similar to him

first_imgDuring an interview with Sky Sports, Toure Yaya praised Paul Pogba and explained why Jose Mourinho misused him at Manchester United.The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer effect on Paul Pogba was explained earlier on Monday by Toure Yaya, there is an undeniable improvement that the French midfielder had since Jose Mourinho left the club and it’s mostly related to the urge that Paul has to impress his manager.Some people may think that the French player didn’t deliver the results expected from him because he had a grudge against the Portuguese manager, but Toure doesn’t think that’s the case.In fact, Yaya is convinced that Pogba tried to play his best football but the problems lied in Jose Mourinho’s lack of understanding he had of the player. In a way, the Frenchman was going through a very similar problem that Toure Yaya went through with Pep Guardiola and he feels very identified with the way things developed in the last few months.It wasn’t until the Ivorian player moved from Barcelona to Manchester City when he started showing his true self as a versatile midfielder who couldn’t only defend, but also had some very impressive stats as an attacking midfielder.Paul Pogba suffered that same problem, as Jose Mourinho always regarded him as a player who was very similar to the likes of N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi or Fernandinho.Paul Pogba has more belief in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now and wants to “feel the love” from his manager, Yaya Toure has said.https://t.co/NoVYzw8XP6— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 14, 2019It’s almost as if Jose Mourinho completely forgot to watch Pogba during his time at Juventus, which was the place where he proved the world what he was capable of.With the Italian giants, Paul delivered outstanding performances every single week as an all-terrain midfielder who had the ability to be omnipresent all over the pitch and never gave up his attacking nature.During the match against Tottenham, there was actually a moment in the second half when Pogba didn’t like that the Manchester United left-back failed to go back to his position when the Red Devils lost a ball and he made an impressive 50-yard run just to cover the whole that his teammate left open.Right after that play, we could see Pogba arguing with a player who was out of frame but he never gave up on his intention to help out the squad on defense.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.During his time with Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba never gave up that defensive nature but the manager did limit him to a certain place on the pitch in the most important matches.For Toure Yaya, Pogba’s awakening has a lot more to do with that newly acquired freedom than proving a point to the Portuguese manager.Yaya Toure: “He (Pogba)can deliver like he has done in the past at Juventus. He can shoot from far, he can pass – it’s what the fans want and it’s what the club has paid for this kind of player. What he has to do now is to continue to believe in himself.” #mufc [Sky]— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 14, 2019Perhaps Yaya Toure is one of the very few players who completely understand what Paul Pogba was going through, as he was one of the most affected professionals who needed to prove themselves repeatedly in order to be fully understood by their manager.Now that life seems to be smiling back at him, Pogba is getting a new chance to give the fans what they have been demanding from him all this time.“A player like me, I just want to give more, produce more, and I like the challenge,” said Toure on Sky Sports.“Sometimes it has been very difficult because to be able to deliver your best qualities, you can’t say to Pogba to be like N’Golo Kante or Blaise Matuidi, it is impossible.”“But what he has delivered in the past at Juventus… he can shoot from far, dribble, give passes like he did this weekend against Tottenham. It’s what the fans want and what the club has paid for in this type of player.”Just make sure it continues. He has to now continue to believe in himself. Criticism is going to come in all day long, but he’s a professional man, and you have to accept it and continue to work hard,” he added.What do you think is the most striking similarity between Paul Pogba and Yaya Toure’s style of play? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

International Entertainment Corp appoints new CEO amid board shakeup

first_imgRelatedPosts Donaco completes board renewal process with appointment Aruze’s Yugo Kinoshita PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 PAGCOR puts freeze on approval of new POGO applicationscenter_img Load More Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) has undergone a board shake-up, with Lam Yat Ming and Ren Yunan both stepping down at a board meeting on Friday and Zhang Yan Min appointed new CEO.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday, IEC announced that Zhang, 62, had been confirmed as CEO, with the company currently looking to diversify its business after recently revealing losses of K$67.3 million for the year ended 31 March 2018.Zhang, an executive director with IEC since May 2017, has more than 28 years of experience in commercial development, investment and business management, the company said, including stints as general manager of Lloyd’s Register Industrial Technical Services (Shanghai) Co, Ltd from 2011 to 2016 and as country manager of SABIC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from 2002 to 2008.Also joining the board as an executive director is Chan Chun Yiu Thomas, the group general counsel of the company since February 2017.IEC currently earns the bulk of its revenue via the leasing of properties in the Philippines to local gaming regulator PAGCOR, with monthly rental income determined on an agreed percentage of net gaming revenue generated from gaming areas.However, since being acquired by Brighten Path Ltd last year – a company controlled by Hong Kong businessman and well-known high stakes poker pro Stanley Choi – IEC has made significant efforts to broaden its interests.Most notable is the planned acquisition of Wigan Athletic Holdings Limited, which runs English Championship side Wigan Athletic Football Club and its home ground, DW Stadium.IEC has also signed a cooperation agreement with The Stars Group, owner of the world’s dominant online poker site PokerStars, that saw it gain exclusive rights to operate PokerStars-branded poker rooms and run live PokerStars events in a number of Asian countries including Macau, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan and Cambodia.In its 2018 results announcement, IEC said that it will “actively diversify its business portfolio whilst making efforts to expand its current business.“The group believes that the deployment of expanding its entertainment and sports related businesses will broaden its source of income and create synergies among the group’s businesses,” the company said.last_img read more

Chris Gayles posts picture with Vijay Mallya Twitterati gives hilarious response

first_imgGayle with MallyaTwitterWhile he remains a fugitive awaiting court’s decision on his extradition plea, Vijay Mallya continues to wine and dine with famous people in London. On July 13, West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle posted a photo of himself with Mallya on his Twitter account.In the tweet, the ‘Universe boss’ refers to the absconding businessman as ‘big boss,’ possibly a hangover from the days when Mallya headed the UB group, the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in Indian Premier League (IPL). Gayle was the star player in that side for many seasons and reached great heights of success while playing for it. Tweet of Gayle with picture of himself with MallyaTwitterHowever, the left-handed batsman may not be aware of the legal status of Mallya as someone who escaped the law and is trying to prevent detention by Indian authorities. But Twitterati were on to the tweet and saw the funny side of it. Some of them posted hilarious responses to the picture which took potshots at the businessman.Here is a collection of some of the best ones:last_img read more

Egypts pope in 1st visit to Vatican in 40 years

first_img The vital role family plays in society 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes 0 Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Quick workouts for mencenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories The Coptic and Catholic churches split in the fifth century over theocratic differences.Christians comprise about 10 percent of Egypt’s population. Copts complain that since the overthrow of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak in 2011, discrimination and attacks against them have increased, especially with the rise of the Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to power.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian church officials say Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II has left for the Vatican, marking the first such visit in 40 years.Six priests and bishops accompanied Tawadros on his six-day visit, aimed at congratulating the new Catholic Pope, Francis I.The Coptic Church announced the pope’s departure on Thursday.Tawadros is also relatively new to his post, taking office last year. His predecessor made the last visit by a Coptic pope to the Vatican in 1973.last_img read more

Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions Kremlin policies

first_imgYoung men fled Akademgorodok for better paid jobs elsewhere, leaving the scientific hub in the hands of scientists close to retirement age who had few prospects of alternative employment.“When I graduated 10 years ago, a significant number of my classmates went abroad, a significant number opened their own businesses and about 20 percent of graduates, at best, stayed to work in research,” said Shilov.Gone are the days when the scientists of Akademgorodok, which was built in a Siberian forest clearing in 1957, were forced to take jobs as bus drivers or market sellers to eke out a living. Over the past 15 years, Russia’s federal spending on scientific research increased 20-fold to 350 billion rubles ($6.3 billion) this year. Artur Bilsky, 38, who has worked as a researcher at the Institute of Thermophysics since 1997, has witnessed the transformation.“If you stand at the entrance here and see who comes in and comes out, you’ll see there will be a lot of young employees. Many young scientists can afford a car and vacation,” he said.The average monthly salary of scientists across Russia rose from 2,700 rubles in 2000 to 32,600 rubles last year, now worth about $600 after the sharp fall of the ruble. The relative rise in fortunes has turned Akademgorodok into a charming suburb filled with 30-somethings, where young women push children in prams and smart coffee houses cater to a younger generation. Sponsored Stories The Russian government denied the scandal involving Dynasty is aimed at persecuting Russian scientists. Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov said Dynasty was receiving funds from abroad and therefore should be listed as a foreign agent.But the sanctions have taken a toll, especially on scientists whose research hinges on access to Western-made materials and high-tech equipment. And several scientists told The Associated Press that since the March 2014 annexation of Crimea, publication of their articles in Western journals either has been delayed or turned down, with no explanation.Editors and publishers at several U.S.-based scientific journals told The AP that they assess articles without any bias related to the geographic location of authors, or geopolitical concerns. They added that they have seen no evidence among their editors or reviewers to support the Russian scientists’ claims.“All papers are treated the same regardless of the nation they were submitted from.” said William Kearney at the Washington-based National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which publishes the PNAS journal.Scientists who have lived or worked in Akademgorodok for more than 15 years are particularly distressed because life had been getting better for them recently, after years struggling with almost no funding after the chaotic 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union. They recall how the cash-strapped Russian government in the 1990s largely left its world-class scientists to their own devices: Some packed their bags for university jobs abroad, and some had to sell goods at the market or grow their vegetables to survive the long Siberian winter, with wages regularly delayed for months. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its involvement in Ukraine and rising hostility to Russia in the West seeping into the scientific community.Since Russia annexed Crimea last year, it has become almost impossible for scientists in Russia to buy anything in the United States or Japan that has a dual purpose, said physicist Alexander Shilov, who works in the Institute of Laser Physics in Russia’s scientific hub of Akademgorodok, or Academy Town — part of Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk. Parents, stop beating yourself up New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, scientist Anatoly Bonert tends to a magnesium atomic clock in Novosibirsk, Russia. Hundreds of Russian scientists are reporting experiences of being refused sale of scientific equipment from abroad, or seeing research papers turned down by Western publications. The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine and rising hostility to Russia in the West seeping into the scientific community. (AP Photo/Alexander Lukin)n What’s more, foreign-made equipment is now less affordable for Russian scientists because of the depreciation in the Russian ruble, which lost nearly half of its value since the Crimean annexation.The scientists’ plight has been compounded by the Kremlin’s own crackdown on Russian private funding of science, stemming from suspicions of Western influence. The government this year labeled the Dynasty foundation, Russia’s largest source of private funding for science, a “foreign agent” — which makes the group vulnerable to an array of surprise checks and audits. It is a Cold War term that carries connotations of spying. The foundation fell afoul of the officialdom because its Russian founder funds the organization from money transferred from his foreign bank accounts.“If Dynasty was named a foreign agent, then everyone who had contracts with Dynasty is an accomplice of a foreign agent,” said Shilov. “We are all spies now.”The government has become increasingly suspicious of foreign-funded non-governmental organizations, seeing them as potential agents of a hostile West. Russia has brushed off the sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union, saying that Russia has plenty of resources to replace banned imports with its own production.center_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Now politics is again clouding the scientific horizon. Dynasty was planning to distribute nearly $8 million this year in grants and scholarships. But after the Justice Ministry ordered it to register as a foreign agent, founder Dmitry Zimin and its board decided this month to shut it down in protest over the stigma.President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he was sorry to hear that the foundation was closing down but insisted that no one forced it to do so.The onslaught on the foundation has enraged many in Akademgorodok who have relied on its funding. Andrei Shchetnikov, who coaches the national youth physics team, said Dynasty has been covering half of the 1 million ruble budget for the annual Tournament of Young Physicists in Novosibirsk.“For the projects that Dynasty supported, it was often the only steady financing they were getting,” Shchetnikov said.While confident that he’ll find other sources of funding, he said more than money was at stake.“What Dynasty has been doing ought to make the country proud,” Shchetnikov said. “We have citizens who have made a fortune and understand that you need to support education projects — and that it’s the future of Russia.” “Due to the sanctions” or “the conflict in Ukraine” are the most common explanations Shilov hears for refusing orders from Russia. “When they sell a piece of glass, how do they know whether we will use it in a military laser or a medical one?” he said.The U.S. and EU sanctions were designed to halt exports to the Russian defense sector. When announcing a new round of sanctions in July 2014, the European Union noted specifically that they “should not affect the exports of dual-use goods and technology” to Russia for “non-military use.” In reality, many Western companies were so spooked by the sanctions and the penalties they could face for violating them that the door was shut completely, the scientists say.An American scholar who works with Russian universities — and asked to be unnamed because he was not authorized to speak on his university’s behalf — confirmed that his Russian counterparts are having difficulties with Western companies. In some cases, he said, companies are saying they fear that the equipment might get slapped with sanctions while it is being delivered, or that they no longer have support staff in Russia to service it. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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first_img[left photo was taken during rehearsal: John Duval]JOHN DUVAL returned to Different Skies in 2011, having been at the 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 events. John has contributed modular synthesis textures to albums by Dweller At The Threshold and to his solo CD Hell’s Canyon; in recent years he has returned to his first love, the electric guitar, and has played space guitar at live concerts by mindSpiral. John lives in Portland, Oregon, and played guitar at this year’s show, combined with just enough rack gear to give him something to hide behind. [photo: Sue & text: differentskies.com, Sue][left photo: Russel Foster on drums and in front Allen Goodman]RUSSELL FOSTER is a Phoenix native, a solo electronic artist who creates ambient music with a tribal edge under the name Una Voce. His album Provenance was among several of his creations available for sale at the show. Rus has over twenty years’ experience as a guitarist, drummer, and keyboardist, and brings an exceptional artistic sensibility to this, his fifth Different Skies. Rus created the live video you saw during the intermission. ALLEN GOODMAN Returning for his fifth year, this time in the Captain’s Chair, Allen Goodman has been involved with music for over 25 years. As host of Ambitar Radio on StillStream Allen provides an eclectic blend from the sub-genres of ambient music. As an artist Allen releases classical/electronica/ambient under the nom de plume Desert Mystic. Allen is currently working on his first full album release. Allen’s influences range from Amadeus to Zulu tribal, and the diversity of his influence show in his music.[photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: differentskies.com, Sue] [left photo: Jonathan Mills] JONATHAN MILLS is a repeat performer at Different Skies whose idea of music changed when he heard Terry Riley’s “A Rainbow in Curved Air.” It was 20 years before he began to compose and perform minimalist music as a shamanic practitioner using Tibetan singing bowls, logs, rocks and Native American flute. In 2005 he bought a Roland Fantom-Xa and began a string of CDs that include ambient pieces in the Pompeii Trilogy, “21st Century Shaman,” “Trainspotting,” and “¿a la Frontera Sur?” among others. His most recent work, the four-disc Oncology Cycle, documents his encounter with cancer. He has played at Bloomington’s Lotus Fest, the 2007 Lilly ArtsWeek Festival, and collaborates with Janiece Jaffe to create healing music. When not composing, Jonathan is a professor of computer science whose work with Rubel’s extended analog computer is internationally recognized. He and his students are designing “Synthesizers in Speakers,” woven analog supercomputer fabrics that reproduce music holographically. Lear more about Jonathan Mills at shamaniaq.[photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: differentskies.com, Sue] [photo: Sue & text: differentskies.com, Sue] October 21, 2011This is the ninth year of the annual Different Skies festival at Arcosanti’s Colly Soleri Amphitheater and as in previous years, the strength and excellence of the performances excelled. Beautiful, heart-gripping, thoughtful, inspiring, more than words can describe about the pure vision of these musicians/magicians. Awesome! The compositions performed this year were: “A Quiet Recognition” composed by Dave Fulton,“Vision Sequence” composed by Allen Goodman,“Part-Time Gorilla” composed by Otso Pakarinen & Giles Reaves,“Bigfoot” composed by John DuVal & Lauren Dunn,“The Enemy Nest” composed by Otso Pakarinen,“Undeciphered” composed by Tim Walters,“Lifedrop composed by John Kricawa,“Kiss Your Darlings” composed by Otso Pakarinen,“A Separate Identity” composed by Russel Foster,“Halley’s Comet” composed by Jonathan Mills,“The Appointed Hour” composed by Tim Walters,“The Birdman of Arcosanti” composed by Otso Pakarinen,“Far from Home” composed by Giles Reaves,“Stardust” composed by John DuVal, “Cockroach Lipstick” composed by Tim Walters.After a brief Intermission there were the excellent hours of “Improvisation”.[photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: differentskies.com, Sue] [left photo: Tim Walters on bass and Otso Pakarinen] TIM WALTERS is a San Francisco experimental musician whose many projects are brought together under the realm of the Doubtful Palace. He has created dense processed electronic soundscapes in his solo albums The Dry Well and Lost Continents, performed electroacoustic improvisation with Circular Firing Squad, recorded unusual children’s music for adults in Slaw, and twiddled bits with Shalmaneser. Tim has based his entire music production system for Different Skies on an Apple laptop computer running the powerful SuperCollider music creation language. OTSO PAKARINEN is the owner of Visual Power, an audiovisual production company / music label in Helsinki, Finland. Otso has been releasing music in one form or another since the 1980s, as a soloist and with the Finnish electropop group Tapa Paha Tapa. His latest project is Ozone Player, in which he combines intricate electronic structure with dramatic excitement and a rare streak of broad humor. Ozone Player’s latest album is Long-range Influence, a science fiction theme album in collaboration with the American writer and graphic artist Matt Howarth. Otso creates electronic sounds entirely from software running on a laptop computer. This system allows an entire music studio to be compacted to the size of one small box, requiring only a keyboard to play the virtual instruments. He also played electric guitar through the system. Ozone Player.[photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: differentskies.com, Sue] [left photo was taken during rehearsal, from front: John Krikawa, Dave Fulton and Giles Reaves]JOHN KRIKAWA has an ear toward electronic music which was developed in the late 70’s with his introduction to the music of Wendy Carlos, Kraftwerk and Jarre and later Vangelis and Kitaro. The musical verve followed him into the 90’s when he was an active awarding-winning music composer for Video Art projects and medical documentaries. Currently, his personal ambient electronic project is Parity Flux which serves as a platform for sonic sketching. He enjoys blending characteristics of jazz, classical, rock and a Berlin-esque electronic vibe into his own brand of cinematic ambient music. 2011 marked his third consecutive year at Different Skies. DAVE FULTON returned to Different Skies this year, having also been at the 2003, 2005 and 2006 events. Dave is is best known as part of the group Dweller at the Threshold, which has released two albums: No Boundary Condition (1996) and Generation/Transmission/Illumination(1998) and their third album Ouroborus was released on Hypnos/Binary in 2001. Recently, Fulton collaborated with Hypnos founder & Viridian Sun member, Mike Griffin. Their first CD titled The Most Distant Point Known was released on Hypnos in 2000, and its follow-up Imprint came out in 2002. GILES REAVES has been producing solo albums for over two decades, starting with Wunjo in 1986. His album Sea Of Glass reached #11 on the Billboard Magazine New Age Charts when it was released in 1992. Giles lives and works between Nashville, TN, and Salt Lake City, UT, where he is a well-respected audio engineer as well as a first-call keyboardist and percussionist; most recently as part of the Fulton Reaves Project, he has appeared on several albums by the Nashville-based electronic music collective SpaceCraft (as well as countless others), and most recently he played the Alfa Centauri festival in the Netherlands with Dave Fulton and Paul Vnuk Jr. His website is at SpaceforMusic and also at recording collective.last_img read more

Dangerous search for girls body continues as father remanded

first_imgAuthorities will on Thursday start draining the water in the shaft at a mine in Mitsero where the body of a woman, 39, was found dumped, as they continue their search for the woman’s missing six-year-old daughter.Speaking at the mine, fire department chief, Markos Trangolas, told state broadcaster CyBC on Wednesday that the operation to drain the shaft, which may take two or more days, is an extremely dangerous task as the structure may cave in.Trangolas said that the goal is to completely drain the shaft, and that as the water levels are lowered, underwater cameras will be pushed deeper underground to help them establish whether the little girl suffered the same fate as her mother.The woman’s former partner and father of the girl, a 33-year-old Romanian national, was remanded for eight days on Wednesday, after the woman’s decomposed body was found naked, arms and legs bound, and wrapped in a sheet in the mine on Sunday.The authorities are waiting for the results of DNA tests to confirm her identity beyond any doubt, but it is almost certain she is Mary Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines.Tiburcio had been reported missing by her roommate on May 5, 2018, along with her daughter, Sierra Graze Seucalliuc.The passport of her missing six-year-old daughter has been found at the home of her father.Police said they have also found rope at the suspect’s home, which was similar to the one used to tie up the woman.The roommate had told police that the day prior to her disappearance, Tiburcio had travelled to Nicosia from Larnaca, apparently to meet a man she had met on social media. She and her daughter never returned.On the day of her disappearance, Tiburcio did not take any of her personal effects with her, nor her passport.Her body was found on Sunday by two foreign nationals who were recording footage from the area.Three more individuals were present at the scene at the time, police said.“Two of them went down the shaft and saw the body up close, which was bound with the blue rope, confirming it was human,” lead investigator Ioannis Yiorkadjis told the court.The woman was still wearing two heart-shaped earrings, photos of which were shown to her roommate who recognised them as belonging to the victim.State pathologists also found that Tiburcio had two false teeth, a fact raised by her roommate in her statement to police.The court heard that Tiburcio and the suspect had been living together in the past but he used to drink and be abusive.Tiburcio took their daughter and left the man in 2015, cutting off all relations with him. The last time he saw his daughter was in March 2017 when his mother visited from Romania.Police said they found the girl’s passport at his house and blue rope that was similar to the one used to tie the woman’s body.Investigators also seized three mobile phones and three phone cards, which will undergo forensic examination. They also ask the court for permission to access the suspect’s phone records.The man denies harming his child and former partner though he admitted hitting her in the past, police told the court.Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said Wednesday that officers from other districts were called in to help with the investigation.Fire fighters used special cameras to examine the water-filled shaft, spanning some 130 metres. The authorities were also assessing safety issues as they contemplated sending people down the shaft.Meanwhile the Filipino community in Nicosia were organising a vigil on Sunday in Tiburcio’s memory.The ceremony will be held at the municipal park near the town centre and those taking part should wear plain black t-shirts.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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