Ethiopian conflict deepens as Tigray leaders sacked

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Rio Tinto CEO to depart after shareholders demand action over Australia cave blast

first_imgRio Tinto investors had voiced dissatisfaction with the findings of a board-led review into how the iron ore miner legally detonated the rockshelters in Western Australia, which had resulted in cuts to executive bonuses.“This situation has demonstrated beyond doubt the importance of companies’ boards and executives protecting their social licence,” said executive director Brynn O’Brien of activist investor the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility.“It should be a wake up call for the Australian iron ore sector and mining companies worldwide on their relationships with First Nations people.”Rio shares traded down 0.5 percent in morning trade at A$99.95, in line with a 0.7 percent fall in the broader market.CEO Jacques had apologised at an Australian Senate enquiry for the destruction that was against the wishes of Aboriginal traditional owners, the Puutu Kunti, Kurrama and Pinikura people, saying there was no doubt the company could have made better decisions.After a board-led review of the legal destruction of the sacred sites in May for a mine expansion, Rio cut the short-term bonuses of some senior officials, including its chief executive, but activists and investors have said this was not enough.The inquiry is looking at how the culturally significant site came to be destroyed, the processes that failed to protect it, the impacts on Traditional Owners, and the legislative changes required to prevent such incidents from recurring.Topics : Miner Rio Tinto said on Friday its chief executive and two senior executives will step down amid mounting shareholder criticism of its destruction of historically significant Aboriginal rockshelters and the way it managed its response.A process to identify a successor to CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques was under way and he will continue in the role until a replacement is found or March 31 next year, whichever is earlier, the company said.Chris Salisbury will step down as chief executive of the iron ore division with immediate effect and leave Rio Tinto on Dec. 31, while Simone Niven would step down as group executive of corporate relations.last_img read more

Kejriwal holds his first-ever roadshow in Haryana

first_imgAam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday held his first-ever road show in Haryana in support of the party’s Faridabad Lok Sabha candidate and State unit chief Naveen Jaihind.In an appeal to the electorate to vote for his candidate, Mr. Kejriwal said that AAP, along with alliance partner Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), was committed to put an end to the rule of criminals and ensure the security and safety of women in the State. Mr. Kejriwal said that corruption had reached its peak in Faridabad and successive governments had plundered the resources of the city. Flanked by JJP leader Dushyant Chautala and Mr. Jaihind, the Delhi Chief Minister addressed the crowd from atop a mini-truck outfitted to look like a “rath”, with flags of the two parties tied to either side.Accompanied by a large motorcade, the seven-hour-long roadshow started at the Delhi-Faridabad border around 3 p.m. The roadshow passed through five Assembly constituencies: Tigaon, Old Faridabad, Badkhal, NIT and Ballabgarh. AAP supporters could be seen standing on the roofs holding party flags, clicking pictures and waving at the senior leaders as the motorcade passed through several localities.Addressing the crowd at several stops, Mr. Kejriwal accused the BJP and the Congress of creating division in society by pitting one caste against another. Donning the trademark AAP cap, Mr. Kejriwal claimed that his party did not discriminate along caste lines and took everyone along. “We are offering opportunities and respect to all,” said Mr. Kejriwal. He said that Faridabad topped Haryana in crime against women and had reported the maximum number of gang-rapes in the State.Mr. Chautala said that sitting Faridabad MP Krishan Pal Gurjar had won the previous election calling the toll tax as discriminatory, but did not keep his promise to remove the toll plaza. He said that toll was charged on all the roads leading to Faridabad, adding that it was not possible to enter the city without paying the toll.Making an appeal to the people to ensure victory for the joint AAP-JJP candidate with record votes, Mr. Chautala said that they had fielded a candidate who was the most educated among all in the fray.Mr. Jaihind said that the law and order situation in the city could not be improved till the time transfers and postings in the police department were carried out at the behest of politicians.AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta said that the BJP remembered the trading community only for donations and votes. He said that demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax had ruined businessmen. He said that the BJP had back-stabbed the trading community and they should now be prepared to avenge it.last_img read more

Police Commissioner offended by Premiers remarks

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 21, 2016 – The Police Commissioner is taking exception to the strong words from Premier Rufus Ewing uttered last week; not only laying out the things which have been accomplished under his watch but clarifying that he and his officers are working hard to crack down on crime.  Commissioner James Smith, in commenting following a press conference by the premier last week and in the aftermath of a riotous outburst where some of his men were assaulted by Dominicans after a peace rally turned confrontational, the Commissioner disagrees with some statements and clarifies others including why it is taking so long, it seems to get CCTV.“I operate within the budget limit set by Government and seek to get the best value for Turks and Caicos. It is for that reason that I recommended to Government that we should continue to work with partners to install CCTV in the country and utilize our limited resources to purchase other much need equipment and support.” – Commissioner James SmithThe Premier was adamant with a message that went like this… if you need something Commissioner, tell me and we will get it.  But the Commissioner explains that it takes more than money, it takes the right laws, the proper systems to protect and training for understanding… these seem to have been lacking in the Premier’s plan.  Magnetic  Media asked the Premier during that media conference what his government plans to invest financially on CCTV, he did not have that figure as yet and could not say.Commissioner Smith said not only is expertise being brought in due to his efforts to get to the bottom of so many unsolved cases, he shared in the media release issued late today that he saw to it that the National Security Council was set up and that there needs to be laws so that police can take DNA samples and set up biometrics.  This is the same biometrics which Blue Hills Member, Goldray Ewing called for publically and in the House of Assembly, even getting a motion passed since 2014.The Premier, last Thursday admitted that the laws are still in limbo and there is no announcement about biometrics being done on a wide scale.  The PDMs shadow Cabinet minister responsible as the watchman on crime told Magnetic Media that biometrics is being done department by department – that it is haphazard and impossible for Police and Immigration for example to share information easily.The Commissioner gave lots of attention to antiquated laws that undermine their investigations, he said we need the  “capabilities to solve crime and identify perpetrators, updated criminal evidence legislation, a change to the way we manage our roads, vehicles and driving licenses, along with a number of other legislative improvements that I have already discussed with government, should combine to significantly improve safety and security.”  All of this, according to Premier Rufus Ewing is in the works.  Read the Commissioner’s complete statement at Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Premier Hon Sharlene L Cartwright Robinson and UKOT Leaders meet in London

first_imgDuring the week-long visit, Premier Cartwright Robinson also had three other key engagements: a bilateral meeting with Baroness Anelay on key areas of concern for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, among which are national security, border protection and policing, human rights concerns and SIPT funding; a meeting with the Minister of State for Security, Hon. Ben Wallace MP on proposed amendments to the Criminal Finances Bill, which if passed in the UK Parliament could see the introduction of open registries in British Overseas Territories sooner than originally anticipated; and an Introduction and Photocall Session and Tour along with the other leaders, with the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, The Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street in London.While in the UK, the Premier also hosted receptions in London and Manchester, where the she addressed the Turks and Caicos Islands students and diaspora on matters of national priority and the focus of her Government, and further had the opportunity to hear from attendees on matters of interest to them. As an advocate for the development and empowerment of young people, the Premier found the evenings informative and invigorating and noted that she looks forward to engaging with the diaspora further when she next visits London in June of this year for the next OT-EN and Pre-JMC meetings. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT JMC (OT-EN) was hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Mr. Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU, and was attended by leaders of twelve members of the Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) which includes: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, St Helena and Ascension Islands, Tristan Da Cunha and The Turks and Caicos Islands. Recommended for you Premier Cartwright-Robinson returned to the TCI to attend the meeting of the House of Assembly that was scheduled on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the capital, Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The two-day meeting of the JMC (OT-EN), which was agreed in London back in October last year among the Overseas Territories (OT) Leaders during the annual Joint Ministerial Council Meeting as the primary forum for dialogue on the UK’s exit from the EU, sought to facilitate political engagement and collaboration between the UK Government and the Governments of the Overseas Territories to ensure that OT’s requirements are taken into consideration in the preparations of the UK to exit the EU.Among the opportunities presented by the forum was the discussion on areas of opportunity for EU cooperation and collaboration with the OTs that may be affected during the period that the UK remains a member of the EU; the basis for a future relationship between the UK, OTs and EU; and it further provided a road map for future engagement at the Ministerial and Official level to ensure that matters agreed at the forum are upheld during UK negotiations on their exit from the EU.center_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, England, February 16, 2017 – The Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, Honourable Sharlene L. Cartwright Robinson, this week joined other leaders of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOT) in London at an extraordinary Joint Ministerial Council (Overseas Territories – Europe Negotiations) (JMC (OT-EN)) Meeting specifically arranged to begin preliminary negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) Government in anticipation of the enactment of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and Britain’s exit from the European Union. Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Wilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In Woburn

first_imgWOBURN, MA — Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan report that the Woburn Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning.Just after 10:30 a.m., Woburn Police received a report of a serious crash involving people with injuries on Cambridge Road (Route 3A).Upon arrival, police learned that a 2007 Honda Accord, driven by a 72-year-old man from Nashua, New Hampshire, was traveling southbound on Route 3A. At the same time, a 58-year-old man from Wilmington was traveling north on Route 3A in a Cadillac XTS.A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Honda Accord crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the Cadillac. The driver of the Accord was taken via ambulance to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Wilmington man was transported via ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene.The crash is under investigation by the Woburn Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also responded to the scene to investigate.(NOTE: The above press release is from John Guilfoil Public Relations.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Police Ask For The Public’s Help Identifying Vehicle In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Participate In Middlesex District Attorney’s Back-to-School Safety EventIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Kick start spring with some good shopping

first_imgThe Fourth Dastkar Basant Bazaar, 2013 edition in partnership with Delhi Tourism, a Spring Festival showcasing crafts and craftspeople from all over India, is on full flow at Dastkar’s permanent venue in Andheria Modh, Chhattarpur. The bazaar has been on from 22 February and will be on till 10 March, daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  The festival brings together around 160 craft groups from over 20 states, with around 15 new designers, representing a wide range of authentic quality handlooms and handicrafts. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As spring breathes new life into nature, the Basant Bazaar will present the many beauties of regional crafts and textiles, so often created in dusty, earthy conditions. Like the lotus the does the beauty of the finished handcrafted products emerge from humble clay, bamboo cane, grass and coconut fibres, cotton yarns and silk worm cocoons, transformed by the skilled hands of craftspeople across the country.Dastakar has always worked to empower women and support the central role and capacities of craftswomen in particular. As part of a current breast cancer awareness campaign, The Indian Cancer Society will also be present at Basant Bazaar to disseminate information.Basant Bazaar has on offer  interactive workshops and craft demonstrations that will delight. Alongside there are a mouth-watering selection of regional food stalls.DETAILAt: Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Anuvrat Marg, Andheria Modh, Chhattarpur When: On till 10 March Timings: 11:00 am to 7:00 pmlast_img read more

Photos With flowers and personal stories Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform

first_img“If we keep saying ‘No’ to sexual violence and deliver our voices, I have hope this unreasonable law will surely be changed,” Misa Iwata, who said she was gang raped at 16, told a crowd of hundreds gathered near Tokyo Station.“To raise one’s voice is frightening,” added Iwata, a member of sexual abuse victims group Spring. “But by raising our voices, society and politics will surely change.”Legislators revised Japan’s century-old rape law in 2017 to include harsher penalties, among other changes.The reforms, however, left intact controversial requirements for prosecutors to prove that violence or intimidation was involved or that the victim was “incapable of resistance”.Recent acquittals has revived outrage over that legal standard, which means that not fighting back can make it impossible for prosecutors to prove rape.In one such ruling in March, a court in the central city of Nagoya, acquitted a father accused of raping his 19-year-old daughter. Victims and activists want the law changed to bar all non-consensual sex.“This kind of case is continuing because most people don’t have the sense that the judgements are wrong,” said designer Miku Yokoyama, 23, who attended Tuesday’s protest. “We are here today to make a movement to change that.”The Tokyo protest was one of nine nationwide from Fukuoka in the south to Sapporo in the north and Osaka in western Japan. Organisers began holding the monthly protests in April.“The voices of those saying ‘We cannot keep silent’ are spreading,” media quoted author and activist Minori Kitahara as telling a crowd in Fukuoka, where another non-guilty verdict was handed down in March.The #MeToo movement has been mostly subdued in Japan, where only a few sexual assault victims report the crime to the police; a majority tell no one at all for fear of being blamed themselves and publicly shamed.WhatsApp A protester holds a placard at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. Picture taken June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato Protesters gather at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. Picture taken June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato Protesters hold fowers at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato A protester holds a placard at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. Picture taken June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato A protester holds a placard at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato Protesters gather at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei KatoProtesters gather at the rally called ‘Flower Demo’ to criticize recent acquittals in court cases of alleged rape in Japan and call for revision of the anti-sex crime law, in front of Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Katocenter_img 1 of 2 1 of 3 SharePrint Sexual abuse victims and their supporters rallied in nine cities around Japan this week to protest against recent court acquittals of alleged rapists and urge reform of the nation’s anti-rape law.Holding flowers and placards with slogans such as “#MeToo, #WithYou”, sexual abuse survivors on Tuesday evening recounted  their experiences to show the need to scrap a measure they say puts too high a burden on rape victims, discouraging them from coming forward and hurting their legal chances if they do. <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more