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A day after election Bennett addresses accusation of interfering with process

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsCrown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s visit to the Alberta caucus at the Assembly of First Nations election gathering in Vancouver almost brought the process to a halt.Candidates Russ Diabo, Sheila North, and Miles Richardson stood on the main stage and demanded that something be done to fix what they saw as interference in the electoral process by the federal government.The AFN’s election monitor refused to get involved – and Perry Bellegarde went on to capture his second term as national chief.On Thursday, Bennett addressed the assembly and the accusations.thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img

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Tesla others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoil

first_imgADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico – Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico.That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning — except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy.The people of Adjuntas call those places “cucubanos,” an indigenous Puerto Rican firefly. They’re part of a small but growing movement to provide the U.S. territory with sustainable, renewable energy independent of the decrepit power grid.A scattering of hardware stores, barbershops and corner stores across the island are embracing solar energy, trying to wean themselves off a state-owned power company that remains heavily dependent on imported petroleum. The numbers remain small — a few dozen or hundreds out of millions of power users — but power industry officials and environmentalists are closely watching this as a test of whether Puerto Rico can make a large-scale switch to renewable, off-grid energy.Currently, renewables represent 4 per cent of generation at Puerto Rico’s power company, against a U.S. national average of 15 per cent, so it likely will be years before solar could account for a significant share of Puerto Rico power.Even so, “Puerto Rico can be an experimental workshop for solar and wind,” Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, said at a congressional hearing Wednesday.While Adjuntas is dotted with solar-powered islands, a community of 12 homes in the mountain town of Las Piedras still lacks central power and is operating exclusively on solar energy provided by Tesla, the high-tech maker of electric cars and other power products. It installed 160 solar panels on a plot of land owned by resident Jose Santana.Santana, an electronics technician, said he loves the smartphone app that lets him monitor the solar-charged Tesla batteries. He said the government should consider going solar and dumping the current “archaic” power grid.“This can pull us out of the mess we’re in,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with having a vision of the future. It’s time to start making changes.”As in Las Piedras, some solar users are relying on corporations and non-profit groups to donate the expensive equipment. Others have become so exasperated with continuing outages that they are taking it upon themselves to install their own systems.“I’m a musician. I have a salsa orchestra. I know nothing about electricity,” said Felix Torres, who recently installed nine solar panels on the roof of his home, perched on a mountain in the eastern city of Caguas. “I was afraid of getting electrocuted and damaging equipment worth thousands of dollars. … But we should not depend so much on the government. They already have their hands full.”Torres recently joined nearly two dozen other people at a three-day workshop to learn about the costs and lifespans of solar systems, the equipment required and precautions they need to consider. The clip-clop of horses interrupted their chatter as the sun set on hills where electricity returned several months ago.Many at the workshop pulled out their power bills along with pens and notebooks as they made comparisons and shared their frustrations. Among them was Jose Barreto, who set up a makeshift solar system at his house in the mountain town of Guavate.“It hasn’t collapsed because God is merciful,” he said, grumbling that his wife insists on washing and ironing at night, sucking up precious battery life. “I tell her, look, this is a lifestyle that runs on daytime hours.”A few hundred Puerto Ricans still haven’t recovered electricity service since Hurricane Maria hit Sept. 20, and millions suffer periodic outages. Crews are trying to fortify the unstable grid in the middle of this year’s hurricane season. When the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl passed through in early July, up to 47,000 customers were left without lights, although most of the power was restored the same day.In Las Piedras, Blanca Martinez, a retired school bus driver who is married to Santana, started to weep as she described the happiness of having a solar-powered home.“It’s sometimes hard to explain,” she said. “When you’re a person who is in need, who is suffering, this comes along and you have light without having to worry whether a wire fell.”Another corporation, German-based sonnen, helped donate and install at least 15 solar microgrids across the island to help power laundromats, schools, community centres and medical clinics.Adam Gentner, the company’s director of business development and Latin American expansion, said the aim is to create a resilient system that can operate regardless of weather conditions.This week, Siemens published a report in which it envisions the construction of 10 mini-grids across Puerto Rico that would depend on renewable energy. Unlike microgrids, officials said, mini-grids are bigger and can use the current distribution infrastructure.In Adjuntas, the non-profit environmental group Casa Pueblo has installed solar systems at two hardware stores, a barber shop and several small stores that activists hope will serve as power oases where people can charge their phones and store medications during a storm if needed. In upcoming months, some 30 homes also will be fitted with the system.Wilfredo Perez said he can now open his barbershop 11 hours a day, six days a week thanks to the new system.“Since it was installed, it hasn’t failed me,” he said, adding that he hasn’t had to switch over to the power company’s system. “The electricity in Puerto Rico doesn’t work.”Federal officials are growing more worried about the turmoil at Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority, which has seen five directors since Hurricane Maria. A U.S. House committee held a hearing Wednesday on the company’s troubles.Officials have stressed the need to depoliticize the company, create an independent regulator and resolve its $9 billion public debt as it prepares to privatize power generation and award concession for transmission and distribution.None of this worries Arturo Massol, associate director of Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas.“Let them do what they want over there,” he said. “We’re taking control of our energy destiny.”last_img read more

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Students get boost for businesses

There will be 10 new businesses in Norfolk County this summer.The Student Start Up Program of Norfolk County has awarded 11 young students from around the county a start-up grant to help them create their own summer job.The students accepted are Hannah Fuchs, Sarah Fuchs, Daphne Huyge, Danielle and Cameron Mantik, Alexis Miller-Cluckie, Ethan Moir, Madeline Mole, Emilie Mole, Tye Paulmert, and David Peters.The successful candidates were chosen by volunteers and members of the Tourism & Economic Development Advisory Board.A few of the business ideas include car cleaning, jewelry making, and selling firewood.Moir, who is going to be running Sir Moir Photography over the summer, is a student at Walsh Public School.“I took a couple good pictures and realized I could do it, I’ve enjoyed it since then,” said Moir. He plans on taking different types of photos, including portraits.The successful candidates are awarded $200 to get their business started, and will earn an extra $50 (up to $100) for each market place event they attend.Emilie will be making slime for stress management, while her sister, Madeline, will be making jewelry. Both girls are students at Port Rowan Public School and heard about the opportunity through presentations at school.“I make multiple different kinds of slimes, different textures, and also different stress relievers as well,” said Emilie. “I brought it to school one time and everyone said I made it really good, so I started making it more and more and eventually decided to sell it.”“I’m just interested in jewelry and engraving, and I found online glow-in-the-dark pendants I can make so I decided to do that kind of stuff,” said Madeline.Students submit a breakdown of their business at the end of the summer. If they attach a photo of themselves engaged in their business they are given an extra $100 for completing the program.The students need to be between Grade 6 and Grade 12, and must fill out an online application describing their business plans before a deadline to be considered.astaylor@postmedia.com Brother and sister Cameron and Danielle Mantik are two of the 11 young entrepreneurs that received funding for their summer businesses. The pair will be selling local firewood near Deer Creek Conservation Area. Ward 6 (Port Dover area) Councillor Amy Martin presented the grants Tuesday on behalf of Norfolk County. Ashley Taylor / Simcoe Reformer read more

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Chimney effect Grenfells unusual design led blaze to spread say investigators

first_img“The greater the gap, the more it acts like a chimney. It is one line of the investigation.” Grenfell Tower Block FireCredit:Eyevine Grenfell Tower was fitted with combustible cladding and flammable insulation. The insulation was fitted between the original concrete pillars and the external aluminium cladding with a plastic flammable core used for rain protection.The source said: “The investigation is not just looking at the materials but the design of Grenfell Tower. The triangular shape created by the cladding has created a void and the flames have shot up the side.  Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 and the concrete pillars that ran up its side are unusual. That may give some crumb of comfort to residents in other tower blocks that have also been clad.If the unusual design was central to the speed of the inferno, residents in other tower blocks may feel more reassured. Grenfell Tower Block Firecenter_img Fire investigators believe the unusual design of Grenfell Tower created a chimney effect that led to the fire engulfing the building in minutes.A well-placed source has told The Telegraph that cladding placed over ‘triangular’ shaped concrete columns  may have  created a void which sucked up the flames. A total of ten columns run up the sides of the building with a further column at each corner. Investigators now believe that when those columns were fitted with cladding, they  could have  created an air gap that acted as a chimney.Videos of the blaze clearly show the flames spreading upwards far faster than they spread sideways. Investigators are looking at whether fire breaks were built in to the newly clad columns. Given the speed the fire spread up the side of the building that appears unlikely. 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.last_img read more

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Sweden lost the last test – Russian revenge in Malmo

← Previous Story Bartosz Jurecki critizises “Polish phenomen”: “We know our value” Next Story → EHF EURO 2012 Prediction: “A time for….FRANCE” In the second match between Sweden and Russia in Malmo, visitors were better – 26:27 (13:14). Two days before, Sweden won 31:23.SWEDEN: Ekberg 8, Du Rietz 4, Jakobsson 3, Petersen 2, Zachrisson 2, Lundström 1, Andersson 1, Doder 1, Stenbacken 1, Karlsson 1, Barud 1, Nilsson 1.RUSSIA: Chernoivanov 4, Koksharov 4, Atman 3, Chipurin 3, Dibirov 3, Erokhin 2, Rastvortsev 2, Igropulo 2, Aslanyan 1, Shelmenko 1, Starykh 1, Ivanov 1.Results: 0:1, 1:1, 1:3 (4 min), 4:4 (6 min), 5:8 (13 min), 7:11 (17 min), 12:14 (26 min), 13:14 (30 min), 15:18 (37 min), 19:20 (44 min), 22:25 (53 min), 26:26 (58 min), 26-27 (60 min).

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Un cyprès de 3500 ans victime dun incendie volontaire

first_imgUn cyprès de 3.500 ans victime d’un incendie volontaireLa police américaine a arrêté une femme de 26 ans. Celle-ci avait mis le feu à l’un des plus vieux arbres existant au monde et se trouvant dans le parc Big Tree en Floride.Une femme de 26 ans a été interpellée par la police de Floride après avoir incendié un arbre âgé de 3.500 ans. Le cyprès était le cinquième plus vieil arbre au monde. Il était d’ailleurs surnommé le Sénateur pour son grand âge et trônait depuis toutes ces années dans le parc Big Tree. Les faits du crime remontent au 16 janvier dernier. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La jeune femme en question “a été arrêtée mardi pour sa participation dans l’incendie qui a détruit l’arbre”, selon un communiqué du bureau du shérif du comté de Seminole. De son côté, Jim Duby, responsable des parcs naturels du comté a confié à l’AFP : “c’est triste. Le Sénateur était un arbre de 54,8 mètres de haut, âgé de 3.500 ans, ce qui en faisait le cinquième plus vieux du monde”.La jeune femme a reconnu avoir provoqué l’incendie et a même pris des photos de celui-ci, selon la chaîne locale américaine THV 11. Elle aurait par ailleurs déclaré : “je n’arrive pas à croire que j’ai brûlé un arbre plus vieux que Jésus”. Lors de son inculpation, la jeune femme se trouvait en possession de stupéfiants. Des méthamphétamines ont été retrouvées à son domicile.Le 1 mars 2012 à 18:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Finale du concours Kinect Accelerator des projets sur la 3D et la

first_imgFinale du concours Kinect Accelerator: des projets sur la 3D et la chirurgieC’est à Seattle que Microsoft est en train d’organiser la finale de son concours Kinect Accelerator destiné aux entreprises, où 500 candidats s’affrontaient. 11 ont été retenu. Pour professionnaliser les usages de son Kinect, l’accessoire de la Xbox 360 (reconnaissances des mouvements), Microsoft avait lancé ce challenge aux entrepreneurs. Ces derniers ont tout de suite vu les possibilités d’un tel objet dans le monde du travail: de la chirurgie à la modélisation 3D, le Kinect dépasse largement l’univers ludique des jeux vidéo. Les onze retenus, dont le lyonnais Manctl et son scanner low-cost 3D, vont passer 3 mois dans la ville américaine de Seattle, entourés de spécialistes (financiers, entrepreneurs…) et d’accélérateur de start-up Kinect (Microsoft BizSpark créé pour l’occasion) et l’incubateur TechStars.Les résultats seront connus en juin, après que chaque participant ait présenté son innovation à un public d’investisseurs. Les gagnants recevront 20 000$ contre une participation de Microsoft de 6% au capital de la société. Le 5 avril 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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With Trumps victory GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

first_imgATLANTA — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.Any changes to the $500 billion-plus program hold enormous consequences not only for recipients but also for the states, which share in the cost.Trump initially said during the presidential campaign that he would not cut Medicaid, but later expressed support for an idea pushed for years by Republicans in Congress — sending a fixed amount of money each year to the states in the form of block grants. Backers say such a change in the Medicaid formula is one of the best ways to rein in spending, but critics say big cuts would follow.Currently, the federal government pays an agreed-upon percentage of each state’s Medicaid costs, no matter how much they rise in any given year.Republicans have argued that states have little incentive to keep expenses under control, because no state pays more than half the total cost. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s pick for secretary of health and human services, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, want to switch to block grants.Key questions facing Republicans will be how the funding is structured and how much flexibility will be given to the states.“It’s exciting because you know it’s not going to be the same as it was, and it’s nerve-wracking because you know it’s not going to be the same as it was,” said Terry England, a Republican state lawmaker who chairs the House budget committee in Georgia.last_img read more

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BSO investigating possible attempted abduction of elementary school boy in Weston

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine whether a man who approached an elementary school-aged boy in Weston had intentions to abduct the child.Deputies said the incident took place near the intersection of Sierra Falls Drive and Falls Boulevard, inside a gated community named The Falls, at around 3 p.m., Monday.According to investigators, the man approached the boy on foot. There was some sort of interaction, and the man fled the scene.The boy was not harmed.Detectives continue to investigate.If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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ICICI Prudential Life IPO Private insurers public issue oversubscribed 10 times

first_imgWith a surge in applications on the last day, the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company saw its Rs. 6,000-crore initial public offering closing with an oversubscription of 10.42 times at 5 p.m., according to data available with the stock exchanges.Story updated at 5.45 p.m. with latest details.ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company could manage to secure 76 percent subscription for its mega initial public offering (IPO) by 1pm on Wednesday, the third and closing day of its public issue. The company is selling 132.37 million shares to the public via the Offer For Sale (OFS) route in a price band of Rs 300 to Rs 334 per share.Data available with the stock exchanges showed the subscription had reached 76 percent on the third day by 1pm after ending the second day at 51.96 percent subscription. At the upper end of the price band, the company will end up raising Rs 6,057 crore.On Tuesday evening (Day 2), the company had received bids for 68.78 million shares, with non-institutional portion subscription at 14.95 percent.Earlier, the private insurer had raised Rs 1,635 crore from anchor investors by selling 48.96 million at the upper end of the price band from institutional investors including GIC Private Limited (formerly Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), Morgan Stanley Mauritius Co., Goldman Sachs (Singapore), UTI Mutual Fund, Boeing Company Employee Retirement Plans Master Trust, Oaktree Emerging Markets and National Westminster Bank Plc as trustee of the Jupiter India Fund.The company received the approval to go ahead with the issue from market regulator Sebi about two weeks ago.ICIC Prudential Life Insurance is a joint venture between Indian private sector lender ICICI Bank and British insurance firm Prudential Plc. ICICI Bank holds 68 percent stake in the company, while Prudential holds 26 percent.Some of the other shareholders of the venture include Temasek Holdings Private Ltd., the Singapore government-owned investment firm. PremjiInvest, the private investment arm of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has about 4 percent stake in ICICI Prudential Life.ICICI Bank stock was trading at Rs. 270.40, at around 1:24 p.m. on Wednesday, down 0.59 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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3 including minor killed in road crashes

first_imgRoad Accident logoThree people including a minor girl have been killed in separate road accidents in two districts, reports UNB.A man and his minor daughter were killed while his wife sustained injuries when a bus hit his motorbike on Bagerhat-Khulna highway at Kathaltala in Fakirhat upazila on Wednesday.The deceased are Anisuzzaman, 40, and his daughter Ranisa, 4, said Azizul Haq, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Highway police camp.The accident took place around 9:00am when a Dhaka-bound bus from Rayenda hit a motorbike carrying three people, leaving Anisuazzaman killed on the spot and injured two others, police said.The injured were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital where physicians declared Ranisa dead, he added.In another road accident, an elderly man was killed as a bus knocked him down at Kingshuk in Sadar upazila in Gopalganj on Wednesday.Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said a Khulna-bound bus of ‘Ruposhi Paribahan’ hit Kanai Lal Thakur, 70, son of Churi Lal Thakur of Padmavila village in Sadar upazila around 9:00am, leaving him dead on the spot.last_img read more

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21 persons nominated for Ekushey Padak

first_imgAzam Khan, Subir Nandi, Suborna Mustafa, Imdadul Haq Milon and Liaquat Ali LuckyTwenty-one eminent personalities will get the country’s second-highest civilian award, Ekushey Padak, this year in recognition of their contributions to various fields, reports UNB.The cultural affairs ministry announced the names of the recipients on Wednesday.Professor Halima Khatun (posthumous), lawer Golam Arif Tipu and professor Monowara Islam have been selected for their roles in the Language Movement.Subir Nandi, Azam Khan (posthumous) and Khairul Anam Shakil are being recognised for their contributions to music while Lucky Enam, Suborna Mustafa and Liaquat Ali Lucky for performing arts.Sayeda Khanam and Jamal Uddin Ahmed have been chosen for their contributions to photography and fine arts respectively while Khitindra Chandra Baishya is getting the Ekushey Padak for his role in the Liberation War.Biswajit Ghosh and Mahbubul Haque have been picked for the award for their research while Pranab Kumar Barua is being awarded for his contribution to education.Rizia Rahman, Imdadul Haq Milon, Ashim Saha, Anwara Syed Haq, Mainul Ahsan Saber and Harishankar Jaladas are getting the award for contributing to language and literature.Each recipient will get a gold medal, a certificate and a cheque for Tk 200,000.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the Ekushey Padak to the awardees at a ceremony at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on 20 February.last_img read more

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Play Readings Address How We Define Consent

first_img Share The #MeToo Movement has prompted renewed discussions about consent and what it means. An upcoming series called Consenting Bodies consists of three play readings addressing the topic at Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company.The group says it wants to contribute to the conversation by “highlighting the works of playwrights exploring the matters around consent and violations of it in our romantic, sexual, and platonic relationships.”In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with the theater company’s Bree Bridger about the readings chosen and what they contribute to the #MeToo conversation.The series takes place Jan. 12-13 at RecRoom.last_img

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Master Data Management Market 2018 Size Share Dynamics Industry Geography –

first_imgMaster Data Management Market Analysis is provided for the markets including development status, industry strategies and upcoming trends.Master Data Management Market to reach USD 57.7 billion by 2025.Master Data Management Market valued approximately USD 12.69 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 20.85% over the forecast period 2018-2025. With the surge in accessibility to ubiquitously gain access to one’s organizational master data, the small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises are extensively adopting master data management solutions to harmonize, prioritize, synchronize and standardize their business processes, and augment collaboration.The regional analysis of Master Data Management Market is considered for the key regionsNorth AmericaEuropeAsia PacificLatin AmericaRest of the WorldRequest the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2961845?utm_source=HTN/SAMUIn region such as Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, rise in usage of passenger vehicles set the growth in Master Data Management Market over the forecasted period 2018-2025. Asia-Pacific is estimated to hold a prominent share of the Master Data Management market. Developing countries, such as India and China, are significant players boosting the demand for the Master Data Management Market. Europe, North America and the Middle East and Africa are continuously witnessing infrastructural growth which fueling the demand of Master Data Management Market over the coming years. Asia Pacific region is contributing towards the growth of global Master Data Management Market and anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2018-2025.Further, the presence of an efficient master data management solution within the organization facilitates them to streamline their business processes. This is accomplished through competent master data management applications which provide channelization of their product portrayal data, fortify their customer interactions, accurately manage vendor accounts, enable customized view of their site data, and accountancy for their asset data. Likewise, the master data management services which include consulting, implementation, and training and support are largely provided by the master data management service vendors to help users maintain their deployed master data management software applications. Currently, multi-domain master data applications enabled with cross-data domain features are widely being considered for facilitating transactional and non-transactional data flow across organizations. Further, besides providing users with an enhanced experience, master data management has also leveraged the stakeholders to retain their privileged customers, allure new clients, and enhance business value for its users.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape scenario and product offerings of key players profiled in this report.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2961845?utm_source=HTN/SAMUThe detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Application:Supplier DataProduct DataCustomer dataOthersBy End User:BFSIGovernmentRetailIT and TelecomManufacturingHealthcareOthersThe leading Market players mainly include-SAP AGSAS Institute, Inc.IBM CorporationOracle CorporationTibco Software, Inc.Informatica CorporationTeradata CorporationOrchestra NetworksRiversand Technologies, Inc.TalendSyncforceTarget Audience of the Master Data Management Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2015, 2016Base year – 2017Forecast period – 2018 to 2025Access Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/2961845/master-data-management-report-size-study?utm_source=HTN/SAMUAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Poland makes payout to alleged victims of CIA renditions

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, investigators in a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden, after a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the U.S Navy destroyer, killing at least 17 sailors and injuring some 30 others. Poland is paying a quarter of a million dollars to terror suspects Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi national accused in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship and a second terror suspect Abu Zubaydah, who were allegedly tortured by the CIA in a secret facility in Poland – prompting outrage among many here who feel they are being punished for American wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, file) Top Stories WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is paying a quarter of a million dollars to two terror suspects allegedly tortured by the CIA in a secret facility in this country — prompting outrage among many here who feel they are being punished for American wrongdoing.Europe’s top human rights court imposed the penalty against Poland, setting a Saturday deadline.It irks many in Poland that their country is facing legal repercussions for the secret rendition and detention program which the CIA operated under then-President George W. Bush in several countries across the world after the 9/11 attacks. Human rights lawyers for the two suspects take a different view, stressing that neither of the two men has ever been found guilty in a court of law. They say they were subjected to torture, and that their rights continue to be violated as they remain held at Guantanamo without trial.Al-Nashiri is expected to be tried by a military commission, though it hasn’t started yet, and he could face the death penalty.Abu Zubaydah was subjected repeatedly to waterboarding, death threats, ice baths, sleep deprivation and a vast array of other harsh techniques, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee report. He remains in custody since 2002 with no charges ever being brought against him.It’s a limbo that was predicted in 2002 by CIA terror experts, according to the Senate report. In a 2002 email to CIA headquarters, the CIA’s interrogators said they wanted assurances that Zubaydah would never be allowed to publicly describe what they were doing to him, recommending that he should “remain incommunicado for the remainder of his life.”“This secret rendition program was generated by the CIA, but it could not have taken place without the active collaboration of states like Poland,” said Singh, a lawyer with the Open Society Justice Initiative who represented al-Nashiri before the European court. “Had states like Poland said no to this, torture would not have happened.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights also required Poland to seek diplomatic guarantees from the United States that the suspects not face the death penalty, a request that Poland sent several weeks ago. That move was largely symbolic given that a foreign government cannot dictate such a matter to the United States. But the court wanted Poland to make a “good faith effort” to pressure its U.S. ally not to impose the death penalty, said Adam Bodnar, a human rights lawyer with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, who has been a sharp critic of Poland’s role in the detention program.The ruling is also generating anger across the Atlantic. The father of one of the U.S. sailors killed in attack on the USS Cole, Jesse Nieto, says he finds it unjust that a man suspected in the killing of his son Marc and 16 others should receive money.“This is highly upsetting,” Nieto said. “And I think Poland is crazy for paying this.”But Nieto is even more disturbed by the European court pressing the United States not to execute him.“Why should they dictate what is going to be the ruling of a U.S. court?” Nieto, a 71-year-old retired Marine, said from his home in Newnan, Georgia. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home It ordered Warsaw to pay 130,000 euros ($147,000) to Zubaydah, a Palestinian, and 100,000 euros ($113,000) to al-Nashiri, a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the attack in 2000 on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.Poland appealed the ruling but lost in February. Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said at the time that “we will abide by this ruling because we are a law-abiding country.”Bartlomiej Jankowski, a Polish lawyer representing Abu Zubaydah, said his client wants the money he is awarded to go to an organization that helps women and children displaced or otherwise victimized by war. The exact organization has not been decided on yet because of limits U.S. officials have placed on Zubaydah’s communications with his lawyers. In the meantime the money will be kept in a fund, Jankowski said.A lawyer for al-Nashiri, Amrit Singh, refused to disclose how his money will be used.Poland apparently received millions of dollars from the United States when it allowed the site to operate in 2002 and 2003, last year’s report on the renditions program by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said in a section that appears to refer to Poland though the country name was redacted. Sponsored Stories So far no U.S. officials have been held accountable, but the European Court of Human Rights has shown that it doesn’t want to let European powers that helped the program off the hook. The court also ordered Macedonia in 2012 to pay 60,000 euros ($68,000) to a Lebanese-German man who was seized in Macedonia on erroneous suspicion of terrorist ties and subjected to abuse by the CIA.The Polish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it was processing the payments. 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