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Maple Leaf Foods buying poultry plants in Ontario and Quebec from CericolaMaple Leaf Foods buying poultry plants in Ontario and Quebec from Cericola

first_imgMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to buy two poultry plants and associated supply from Cericola Farms, a privately held company.The plants are in Bradford, Ont., and Drummondville, Que., and together process a total of about 32 million kilograms of chicken per year.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.Cericola specializes in air-chilled processing of antibiotic free and animal by-product free and organic poultry products.Maple Leaf said it has also signed a deal for 100 per cent of the processed chicken from Cericola’s primary plant in Schomberg, Ont., and an option to acquire the plant and associated supply in three years.The deal is expected to close in August, subject to normal closing requirements including Competition Bureau review.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI)last_img read more

Two men get 10 years jail for robbing man of Rs 500Two men get 10 years jail for robbing man of Rs 500

first_imgGurugram: The district court in Gurugram has sentenced two men to rigorous imprisonment of 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each for allegedly attacking a man with sticks and robbing him of Rs 500 in 2017. The convicts, Anoop Sharma alias Ramphal, 28, and Kuldeep, 22, both residents of IMT Manesar, were held guilty for the offence under sections 379-B, 420, 205 of the IPC.The victim, Rajesh Kumar, a native of Rohtas, Bihar, was returning from duty to his rented room in Sector 3, Manesar around 1:15 am on July 23, 2017, and had reached Bas Village Chowk when two men, armed with sticks, intercepted and beat him up. The accused men took the victim’s voter ID card and snatched Rs 500 from his trouser pocket. Two policemen, who were on patrol, heard the commotion and arrested the accused men. After a rise in incidents of snatching in Haryana, the state government had added two clauses (379 A and 379 B), defining snatching as a non-bailable offence, which will attract rigorous imprisonment for 10 to 14 years and a fine of Rs 25,000. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEven though there are claims by Gurugram police that incidents of snatchings have reduced, two incidents on an average are reported daily from the city. The incident occurred despite the fact that snatching is a non-bailable offence in Haryana in which conviction can lead to five to 10 years of imprisonment. One of the biggest impediments is the lack of filing the FIR in most of the cases to pursue the case further. There are also problems in identifying the victims who normally target their victims in groups. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsRecently, a person who was accused of stealing the phone from the women was let off by the court due to lack of evidence. What seems to be a worrying factor in these cases is that most of the criminals who start of criminal activities like snatchings are not deterred even when they are held by the police. “Most of the culprits continue to indulge in these activities and progress toward becoming more sinister criminals who then commit burglaries, kidnappings and murder. Snatching is a stepping stone for them to enter into big crime,” said a police official from Gurugram police.last_img read more

UN political chief calls for urgent resumption of IsraeliPalestinian peace talksUN political chief calls for urgent resumption of IsraeliPalestinian peace talks

“As popular protest and political change continue to sweep the region, the Israeli-Palestinian political process remains at a dangerous standstill,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said in a briefing to the Security Council. “Resumption of meaningful negotiations is urgent.”Mr. Pascoe informed the 15-member body that Secretary-General Ban is increasingly worried about the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian talks, which have been stalled since late September following Israel’s refusal to extend a 10-month freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. That decision prompted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from direct talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which had only resumed a few weeks earlier after a two-year hiatus.Mr. Pascoe said that, with both the Palestinians and Israel stressing their desire to negotiate, United States President Barack Obama’s recent speech contained ideas that the international community can rally behind to offer a framework to resume talks and seek an agreement. He added that the Secretary-General looks forward to the diplomatic Quartet – comprising the UN, European Union, Russia and the US – giving impetus to this objective through a principals-level meeting soon.“But what is most important is that the leaders on the ground rise to the challenge. They face political risks and there are many questions in the minds of their publics. There is also a gulf of confidence between the parties,” said Mr. Pascoe.“But we appeal to them to return to negotiations in the interests of their respective peoples, without further delay, and to negotiate seriously in order to reach an agreement.”Turning to Gaza, Mr. Pascoe noted that while an “overall state of calm” between Israel and Gaza has generally prevailed for the past 10 weeks, two rockets and two mortars were fired at Israel from Gaza during the past month, causing no injuries or damage, while Israel conducted six incursions and one air strike.In addition, one Palestinian civilian was killed by Israeli fire on 21 May while approaching the border fence during the night, and two civilians were injured by Israeli forces on 20 and 29 May, respectively.“We continue to urge calm and restraint for the sake of civilian populations on both sides,” he stated.Regarding reports that a new flotilla is planned in the next few days, Mr. Pascoe reiterated the strong view of the UN that assistance for the population of Gaza should be delivered through official crossings. The Under-Secretary-General also reported on recent developments in the Golan Heights, including the violence that occurred on 5 June, as well as the situation in Lebanon, where the formation of a new Government was announced last week by the Prime Minister. 23 June 2011The United Nations political chief called today for the urgent resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stressing the need for leaders on both sides to rise to the challenge of reaching an agreement that is in the interest of their respective peoples. read more

RioCan to sell 100 properties worth about 2 billionRioCan to sell 100 properties worth about 2 billion

TORONTO — Canada’s largest real-estate trust says it will sell about 100 properties in secondary markets over the next two to three years.RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust says the properties have an estimated value of $2 billion and it expects to net about $1.5 billion after expenses.Some of the money will be used to repurchase RioCan trust units from the open market.RioCan also plans to invest $300 million to $400 million per year on property development in the six major markets that already account for about 75 per cent of its annual rental revenue. read more

UN health agency releases updated guidance on small pox vaccinationsUN health agency releases updated guidance on small pox vaccinations

In a statement released in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland pointed out that existing vaccines, while effective, could carry adverse side effects. “The risk of adverse events is sufficiently high that mass vaccination is not warranted if there is no or little real risk of exposure,” she said. The new guidelines come out against vaccinating entire populations. “The reason for not recommending such mass vaccination is that there is a risk of severe reactions to the vaccine, including death, and the fact that vaccination can prevent smallpox even after exposure to the virus,” Dr. Brundtland explained. The WHO Director-General acknowledged that increasing attention was being given to the extent and quality of existing vaccine stocks, and to the possible need both to stimulate vaccine production and increase stocks of vaccine for use in the event of an outbreak. In addition to disseminating the new guidelines, as well as fact sheets and training materials on the disease, the agency has re-established a team of smallpox experts who are available to assist countries in the investigation and response to outbreaks.Dr. Brundtland said that if smallpox were to be found anywhere, it would be a global crisis. “I want to emphasize that should an outbreak of smallpox be detected in any country, this should be considered an international emergency.”Highly contagious and often deadly, smallpox existed for at least 3,000 years and was one of the world’s most feared diseases before being eradicated by a collaborative global vaccination programme led by WHO. The last known natural case was in Somalia in 1977. read more

Fed Economy picked up slightly over Thanksgiving Christmas driven by consumers factoriesFed Economy picked up slightly over Thanksgiving Christmas driven by consumers factories

WASHINGTON – A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output.Nine of the Fed’s 12 banking districts described growth as moderate, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. That’s up from seven districts in October through early November. And two of those districts said growth had accelerated since the previous report.Only two districts — Boston and Philadelphia — said growth was modest, while Kansas City said it “held steady.”Three-quarters of the districts said shoppers spent more over the winter holidays. And all but Kansas City said manufacturing production grew.The Beige Book survey is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when the Fed meets next Jan. 28-29.The report showed little signs of the slowdown in hiring that the government reported last week. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added only 74,000 jobs last month, down from an average of 214,000 in the preceding four months.The Fed survey, however, said two-thirds of the districts reported increases in hiring. That may bolster the view among many economists that December’s hiring slowdown was temporary and partly the result of bad weather.Still, weaker December job gains could lead the Fed to rethink its recent decision to pull back on some of its stimulus.Fed policymakers decided last month to cut the monthly purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion and suggested it would further trim its buying in future meetings. The bond purchases are intended to spur more borrowing and spending.But Dana Saporta, an economist at Credit Suisse, said the report was positive enough to suggest that the Fed will continue reducing its purchases.“We find nothing that threatens to divert the Fed from its current tapering path,” she said.There have been other signs that the economy is growing at a solid pace. Americans increased their spending at retailers in November and December at a faster pace than the previous year, according to the National Retail Federation.Greater consumer spending is a key reason that most economists expect growth will top 3 per cent at an annual rate in the October-December quarter. That would mark a second straight quarter of healthy growth after a 4.1 per cent expansion from July through September.Several districts reported significant improvement in manufacturing, suggesting businesses and consumers are spending more. A manufacturer in the Dallas district said that his company “had too many jobs to bid on … for the first time since before the recession,” according to the Beige Book.Most districts also said home sales, construction and prices continued to rise. Several districts said the housing recovery was boosting output “all the way from raw materials like lumber to finished products like kitchen cabinets.”However, reports on tourism were more mixed. Atlanta reported healthy increases in hotel room reservations. But hotels in Manhattan said revenues per room in November fell more than 10 per cent from a year earlier, the first 12-month decline since the fall of 2012. Travel and tourism were also weaker in Hawaii and Las Vegas.__Follow Chris Rugaber at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber Fed: Economy picked up slightly over Thanksgiving, Christmas, driven by consumers, factories FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, FedEx Packages move on a conveyor belt at the FedEx hub at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2014 12:01 pm MDT read more

Ban appeals for world solidarity peace renewal on International Day of NowruzBan appeals for world solidarity peace renewal on International Day of Nowruz

“Nowruz is a time when millions of people from Western, Central and South Asia and other regions around the world come together, as they have for over 3,000 years, to celebrate the New Year and first day of spring,” said the UN chief in his message on the International Day of Nowruz.Originating in Iran’s ancient history, Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide on 21 March, the day of the spring equinox, which marks the sun’s crossing of the Equator and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.For more than three millennia, people in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East, among other regions, have observed Nowruz through their own special traditions.In 2010, the UN General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz. The holiday was also added to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity administered by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Mr. Ban said that Nowruz is a reminder of the values and aspirations we all share for peace through tolerance, respect and mutual understanding. “Expressed in a rich array of ways across the world, Nowruz embodies the power of cultural heritage to build bridges between people,” he continued, adding that festival also celebrates diversity as a strength and as the foundation for a more peaceful and sustainable world. “On this International Day of Nowruz, I call on every woman and man to carry forward this message of peace, unity and renewal that stands at the heart of the mission of the United Nations and at the heart of the Nowruz celebrations.” read more

Saints Rams Chiefs repeat as top 3 in AP Pro32 pollSaints Rams Chiefs repeat as top 3 in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — For the past 2 1/2 months, one thing has been clear in the NFL: Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are hard to stop.The Saints’ winning streak reached 10 games with their 31-17 victory over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night.The Saints will play their second consecutive Thursday night game when they open Week 13 by facing the Dallas Cowboys.And it’s not the least bit surprising that the surging Saints kept the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. They received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.“Right here, right now, Drew Brees is this year’s MVP in a very crowded field of contenders,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said. “At almost 40 years old, he’s playing perhaps his best football, with 29 touchdown passes and just two interceptions.”The league’s other 10-1 team, the Los Angeles Rams, stayed at No. 2 after its bye week. And the Kansas City Chiefs, who also were on a bye last week, remained No. 3.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are still No. 4 after disposing of the New York Jets 27-13.The only change in the top five was the Chicago Bears, who inched up a spot to No. 5 after topping the Lions 23-16 on Thanksgiving as backup quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in place of the injured Mitchell Trubisky.The Los Angeles Chargers jumped two places to No. 6 after dominating Arizona 45-10 as Philip Rivers tied the NFL mark for consecutive completions at 25 and the broke record for the most to start a game.And the Houston Texans, who have won eight in a row after a 0-3 start, remained No. 7 after topping the Tennessee Titans 34-17 on Monday night.“The surging Texans honoured late owner Bob McNair with an eighth consecutive victory behind a powerful ground game and the usual stingy defence,” said Ira Kaufman of Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida.The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped three spots to No. 8 after their 24-17 loss at Denver.“Big Ben blows the game in Denver,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for 462 yards but had two interceptions and now has 12 for the season.They will look to rebound Sunday night when they host the Chargers, who are expected to be without running back Melvin Gordon, who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the rout of the Cardinals.The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, who are both in contention for wild-card spots in the NFC, each moved up a spot to Nos. 9 and 10.Among the teams making the biggest drop was the Cincinnati Bengals, who plummeted five spots to No. 24. They have lost five of six after a 4-1 start and will finish the season without quarterback Andy Dalton, who went on injured reserve with a thumb injury to his throwing hand.“The record may not show it, but this could very well be the NFL’s worst team by year’s end,” said Alex Marvez of Sirius XM.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLSimmi Buttar, The Associated Press read more

Rory McGrath appears in court charged with stalking married woman for 14Rory McGrath appears in court charged with stalking married woman for 14

first_img 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. Rory McGrath at court His alleged victim cannot be named for legal reasons. McGrath, from Cambridge, is accused of harassing the woman in the city between June 2015 and August this year.Prosecutor Anthea Harris said the alleged offence continued over a 14-month period.McGrath was granted conditional bail, which bans him from contacting the alleged victim or visiting an address in Cambridge.McGrath, who has appeared in shows including They Think It’s All Over and Who Dares Wins, is due to stand trial in January. Rory McGrath, right, arrives at court in Cambridge on TuesdayCredit:Terry Harris/i-Images Rory McGrath, the comedian, has appeared in court accused of stalking a married woman for 14 months.The 60-year-old TV star is alleged to have harassed the woman despite complaints from her, her husband and the police, a court heard.McGrath is said to have sent his alleged victim electronic messages, approached her in the street and sent letters to her husband.He spoke only to confirm his name, address and to enter a not guilty plea to a charge of stalking against a woman when he appeared at Cambridge magistrates’ court on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

GP molested 25 patients including one aged nine who asked why didGP molested 25 patients including one aged nine who asked why did

A trusted family doctor molested dozens of female patients – one of as young as nine – for his own perverted sexual gratification over a period spanning more than 23 years, a court had heard.Alan Tutin, 70, stands accused of sexually assaulting 25 women between 1981 and 2004 while working as a GP in Surrey.In one case he is said to have assaulted a girl aged just nine while hiding what he was doing from her mother, who was in his consulting room at the time.In another case he is alleged to have molested a colleague and tried to kiss her at his home while his own heavily pregnant wife was sleeping upstairs.An Old Bailey trial heard on Tuesday that many of Dr Tutin’s victims were teenagers who were too scared or anxious to tell anyone what had happened until years later.The prosecution suggested Dr Tutin’s patients were reluctant to “complain or make a fuss”, because of a general attitude that “doctor knows best”.The court heard in graphic detail how Dr Tutin took advantage of his position as a doctor and a GP to sexually assault a large number of women during almost the entire time he spent at the Merrow Park clinic, in Guildford. 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. Others raised their concerns only after his GP practice wrote all its patients asking if they wished to report any problems with Dr Tutin.Explaining the reluctance of victims to come forward Ms O’Neill said: “The combination of the implicit trust imposed in a doctor, the relatively minor nature of some of the sexual assaults, the general disinclination to complain or to make a fuss, more prevalent then than now perhaps, may all have played their part in the reluctance to complain.“There is also the undeniable fact that some complainants may feel empowered to make a complaint because they know that others have also complained.”Dr Tutin was described by his colleagues as a “dominant”, “arrogant”, “brusque” and “old-fashioned” doctor who wielded a lot of influence over the practice, which he ran with his wife.Ms O’Neil said the prosecution would show that Dr Tutin “took advantage of often vulnerable patients to carry out unnecessary and inappropriate examinations of them for his own personal sexual gratification” because “he may have felt himself to be untouchable and unchallengeable at the time because of his position both in the practice and in society.”Opening the case for the defence, Louise Sweet QC said Dr Tutin strongly maintained his innocence. She said that from when he qualified in 1974 until 1999 there had not been a grumble or complaint about him from patients, but that he had never been able to recover from the subsequent “explosion of allegations”. She urged the jury to remember that Dr Tutin was a human being who had devoted his life to medicine, was married to a GP had three children, one of whom was a GP.“In his own words, ‘It was not just a job, it was a way of life’,” said Ms Sweet.Ms Sweet suggested that patients who already felt embarrassed about intimate examinations may have misinterpreted Dr Tutin’s blunt and forthright manner, while others may have “retrospectively reinterpreted” what happened to them after hearing about other women’s complaints about him and may have come to believe they too had suffered a sexual assault.Police re-opened their investigations into complaints against Dr Tutin in 2013, at which point letters were sent to thousands of his patients and former patients, leading to more than 100 women coming forward.Dr Tutin denies all the charges. The trial continues. The girl was so upset that in the car on the way home she asked her mother: “Why did the doctor hurt me?”Another alleged victim who visited Dr Tutin when she was pregnant with her fifth child, age 32, told police that it felt as if he was trying to masturbate her during an internal examination while at the same time “messing around with her externally”.On another occasion Dr Tutin is alleged to have have molested a community midwife during a medical examination required by her insurance company, leaving her feeling “dirty and violated”.Complaints had previously emerged about his behaviour, leading to at least two police investigations. In 1999 Dr Tutin was cleared of two allegations sexual assault, neither of which involved the current set of allegations against him.The General Medical Council brought no disciplinary measures against him, although it warned him in 2003 that a chaperone should be present when he examined female patientsThat meant Dr Tutin was allowed to carry on practising as a GP until his retirement in 2004, Many of Dr Tutin’s alleged victims only came forward to complain about his behaviour after reading about reports of these cases in the local press. Prosecuting counsel Sally O’Neill QC, told the jury of seven women and five men: “The sexual assaults were typically committed under the guise of breast examinations or vaginal examinations, some of which were entirely unnecessary and were carried out for his sexual gratification and some of which may have been justified, but which were carried out in a totally inappropriate way, again for his sexual gratification.“Complainant after complainant say that this defendant has behaved towards them in a way which they knew at the time wasn’t right, but mostly didn’t have the courage to say anything about it. “These invasive examinations, often unnecessary, were carried out for his gratification, his sexual gratification and his attempts to explain away what they are saying are simply an attempt to blind you with science.”In a number of cases Dr Tutin is alleged to have carried out vaginal examinations on patients who had simply come in with a sore throat.The court heard that in one particularly shocking case he carried out a vaginal and rectal examination on a nine year old girl in 1986 that caused her to cry out in pain.Ms O’Neill said: “Her mother was present during the consultation although not in a position to see what was going on.” read more

Watch Princess Charlottes cutest moments on cameraWatch Princess Charlottes cutest moments on camera

Princess Charlotte turns four years old on Thursday, but despite her young age the princess has learned to become a hit with the cameras.She’s proven to be photogenic and has even perfected the all important royal wave at public engagements.Watch the video above to see some of Princess Charlotte’s cutest moments on camera

Clashes rage as 100000 Ukrainians protest in KievClashes rage as 100000 Ukrainians protest in Kiev

first_imgABOUT 100 POLICE were injured today in clashes that broke out as 100,000 outraged Ukrainians swarmed Kiev in a call for early elections meant to punish authorities for rejecting a historic EU pact.The crowd chanted “Revolution!” and “Down with the gang” as it took control of Kiev’s iconic Independence Square, while protesters steered a bulldozer within striking distance of police barricades protecting the nearby presidential administration office.Protesters use an excavator during clash with police at the Presidential office in Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Efrem LukatskyAFP reporters saw security forces outside the presidential building fire stun grenades and smoke bombs at a few dozen masked demonstrators who were pelting police with stones and what Ukrainian media said were molotov cocktails.Kiev police spokeswoman Olga Bilyk said that around 100 officers were wounded in the day-long protest. An AFP reporter saw three protesters covered in blood from head wounds and other injuries.Two AFP photographers and a local cameraman with the Lyon-based Euronews television news channel also received slight injuries in the unrest.Kiev police said a few dozen members of the nationalist Svoboda party had also taken control of an empty Kiev city hall building and set up what they described as the new temporary headquarters of the united opposition.“The government and president must resign,” world boxing champion turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko told the Independence Square crowd to loud cheers and cries of “Yes!”A metal barrier is thrown as protesters clash with police outside the presidential office in Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky“A revolution is starting in Ukraine,” added Svoboda party chief Oleh Tyagnybok.“We are setting up a tent city on Independence Square… and launching a national strike,” he said in dramatic scenes aired live on television stations in both Ukraine and Russia.But both leaders distance themselves from the violence outside President Viktor Yanukovych’s office and issued calls for calm.“None of our protest members attacked Yanukovych’s lair,” parliamentary opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk told reporters at the rally.Ukrainian media said Yanukovych spent most of today with his most senior advisers at a secluded suburban residence.An unnamed government source told the ITAR-TASS news agency that Yanukovych was thinking of imposing a nationwide state of emergency from tomorrow.A flare is ignited as protesters clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Sergei GritsThe economically-struggling nation of 46 million was thrown into its deepest crisis since the 2004 pro-democracy Orange Revolution when Yanukovych snubbed EU leaders at a summit on Friday and opted to keep Ukraine aligned with its former master Russia.The government’s decision sparked demonstrations that first turned violent in the early hours of Saturday when hundreds of rubber baton-wielding police drove about 1,000 protesters from Independence Square.A few hundred of them spent the night at the nearby Mikhailovsky Monastery plotting a pro-European campaign that includes the formation of a “national resistance task force”.Main opposition leaders such as Klitshcko are now calling for early elections and an indefinite nationwide strike.Today’s rally was held in open defiance of a court ban imposed late yesterday on all protests on the square and its surrounding streets until January 7.AFP reporters estimated the size of the crowd at about 100,000 while some protest leaders and Ukrainian media put the figure even higher.Police chief resignsSaturday’s police crackdown sparked a new round of Western condemnation of the Ukrainian government but was met with notable silence by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on Kiev authorities to respect Ukrainians’ right to free expression and assembly, which are “fundamental to a healthy democracy”.A protester uses a chain as he and others clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Sergei GritsUkraine’s leaders appeared to be taking steps to distance themselves from Saturday’s police crackdown by announcing a formal probe to identify and punish those responsible on both sides.Kiev’s police chief submitted his resignation at a meeting during which Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko vowed to make sure his force acted with “tolerance”.Yanukovych added in televised comments aimed directly at the opposition that Ukraine had already chosen its “historic path” by committing itself to closer EU relations.Yet he also stressed that these closer ties with the 28-nation bloc would come only when Ukraine was treated as “an equal partner that is respected and whose wishes are taken into account.”Kiev’s nuanced approach in which it seeks favour from both Moscow and Brussels was underscored yet again when the government said Yanukovych would soon travel to Russia to sign a new “cooperation roadmap”.- © AFP, 2013Read: ‘Dozens’ wounded as Ukraine police break up rally>last_img read more

Man in his 20s dies in workplace incident in KildareMan in his 20s dies in workplace incident in Kildare

first_img 9 Comments 61,473 Views Friday 16 Feb 2018, 1:04 PM Feb 16th 2018, 1:04 PM Short URL By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo of Dublin Road in Kildare Image: Google Maps center_img Man in his 20s dies in workplace incident in Kildare Gardaí are investigating what happened. Share153 Tweet Email1 File photo of Dublin Road in Kildare Image: Google Maps A MAN IN his early 20s has died following a workplace incident in Co Kildare.The incident happened at the Kildare Chilling Company, which processes beef and lamb products, on the Dublin Road in Kildare town at about 2.40pm yesterday.The man who died was Moldovan and is understood to have only recently begun working at the factory.Local gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are both investigating the incident.Read: Death of missing Joanne Lee being treated as suspicious, say gardaíRead: Supervised injecting centre to be operated by Merchants Quay Project http://jrnl.ie/3855619 last_img read more

Australia should be a republic say readersAustralia should be a republic say readers

first_img83 per cent of Neos Kosmos readers believe Australia should cut it’s ties with the English monarchy and become a republic according to the results of the Neos Kosmos poll. The poll asked the readers Should Australia become a republic? following the Queens birthday celebrations of last week, and the results were clearly skewed towards no, with only 17 per cent of our readers believing that Australian should remain the same. Neos Kosmos journalist Kostas Karamarkos sparked the debate in last week’s opinion piece An argument for an Australian republic. In the article he wrote: “Without wishing to argue or to oppose the above held position, without wanting to forget the historical ties of Australia with the United Kingdom or forget the ‘British’ hegemony of this country as manifested in the language, culture, and institutions, I think the time has come for us to re-open again, with bipartisan support, the issue of Australia becoming a republic. And the issue of the republic this time needs to be placed in a twenty-first century perspective.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more