“I AM still alive,” said Radmila Sekerinska in a shaken voice. “That is a cause for relief, considering the alternative.” The deputy head of Macedonia’s Social Democrats required stitches after being dragged by the hair on the evening of April 27th, when a mob supporting VMRO, the nationalist former ruling party, smashed into the country’s parliament.Macedonia has been in a state of political crisis for more than two years, but the attack in Skopje may prove a turning point. For week...
President Donald Trump will speak at a National Rifle Association event in Atlanta on Friday, making him the first President to directly address the gun-rights group in 34 years. The NRA endorsed Trump during his campaign and now the president is expected to thank the organization for its support, according to the New York Times. The NRA poured more than $30 million into Trump’s campaign to help him get elected, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, NBC News reports. The last Pr...
Flickr's mobile app is now available in more locations without the need for a desktop computer, as the latest app is now in 130 more international stores. New group and tagging features are also part of the update. The post Flickr goes (more) international, adds versions for 130 countries, 10 languages appeared first on Digital Trends.
The U.S. Commerce Department launched an investigation on Wednesday to determine whether a flood of aluminum imports from China and elsewhere was compromising U.S. national security, a step that could lead to broad import restrictions on the metal. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the investigation was similar to one announced last week for steel imports into the United States, invoking Section 232 of a national security law passed in 1962 at the height of the Cold War. Ross told reporters th...
President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. Trump plans to review national monument designations this week. Carolyn Kaster / Associated PressSkift Take: National parks and monuments are excellent tourism drivers in the American West. Exposing them to development not only hurts leisure visitation and preservation efforts, but repels meetings and conventions as we...
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to reassess the size of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906, to determine whether the acreage covered by that designation “conforms” with the “requirements and original objectives of the Act,” while balancing “the protection of landmarks, structures, and objects against the appropriate use of Federal lands and the effects on sur...
This is the Accra Internation Conference Center popularly known as the AICC.   One of Ghana’s premier event centres where a lot of events and even dignitaries meet and where international events are held, but if you should see how the place looks now you will be sad.   The place is tearing apart with most of the seats in very bad states now. Kwame Gyan, a corporate communications and brands manager at Etv who also made the observation stated in a Facebook post and lamented on how b...
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized – part of a push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development. The move comes as Trump seeks to reverse a slew of environmental protections ushered in by former President Barack Obama that he said were hobbling economic growth – an agenda that is cheering industry but enraging conservationists. Interior...
NEW DELHI: Failing to achieve an ambitious target of 40 km per day highway construction last year, Centre has decided to constitute a high-powered conciliatory committee to resolve various cases relating to the construction of national highways in the recent past.      The committee consisting of senior functionaries will be constituted by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with a mandate to settle disputes following approval from Cabinet Committee on Economic A...
TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Baring Private Equity Asia have signed a deal to take Nord Anglia Education private in a transaction that values the international school company at US$4.3 billion, including debt. The cash offer of $32.50 per share represents a premium of 17.7 per cent to Nord Anglia’s Monday closing on the New York Stock Exchange. Hong Kong-based Nord Anglia has 43 schools that teach a total of 37,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of hi...
Geoffrey Rush, who plays the older Albert Einstein in “Genius,” re-enacts a cllassic picture of the world-famous physicist. (National Geographic Photo / Dusan Martincek) There have been plenty of TV documentaries about Albert Einstein, but almost none of them begin with a political assassination and a sex scene. “Genius” does. The 10-part docudrama series, premiering Tuesday on the National Geographic Channel, goes where few accounts of the physicist’s life have g...
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party. Monday’s move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself and Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist who came in first in Sunday’s first round. “Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. I am the presidential candidate,” she said on French public...
It’s hard to know if President Donald Trump has had much fun in the three months he’s been in the White House. It’s certain he’s not having fun this week, what with his 100-day report card coming and the likelihood that somebody is going to be grounded if he doesn’t gets those grades in health care, infrastructure and tax reform up. So it had to be a nice break for Trump on Monday morning when he got the opportunity to call the International Space Station from the...
Rape is not just a physical, violent act perpetrated against one victim. It is an assault on humanity. The victim suffers not just from physical trauma, but the lingering effects of psychological violation. That, after all, is the purpose of rape at a time of war. Rape destroys the will to live, it paralyzes victims, their families, and entire communities. Rape is a cost-effective way to establish power over the vanquished. With each woman or girl who is attacked, a family is ruined. In easter...
President Donald Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump are scheduled to place a 20-minute call to the International Space Station from the Oval Office at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday morning to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on breaking the U.S. record for most time in space. As of Monday, Whitson had logged 534 days, two hours, and 49 minutes (and counting) away from Earth, the most ever by an American, according to NASA. NASA is providing live coverage of the call through several different...
A visitor in Yellowstone National Park near Billings, Mont. The park posted record numbers again for local economic impact. Vincent R. Swagerty / Associated PressSkift Take: We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks? — Jason ClampetA U.S. Department of the Interior report says Yellowstone visitor spending in 2016 brought in about $680 million to the park’s gateway communities in Wyoming and Montana. The Bozeman ...
This is “Sawie”. A local type of chewing sponge meant for brushing the teeth and crushed out of a particular plant.   This has been the tooth brush and tooth paste of most Africans especially, West Africans for centuries and also doubles as a sponge for bathing and as it stands, it seems everything unique about Africa is going international. Before our colonial masters introduced us to toothbrush and toothpaste,we used chewing sponge to keep our mouth clean and fresh.When I ...
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court will today hear the National Herald matter. Earlier, all the accused in the case filed their reply in the court and opposed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking summoning of witnesses. Swamy's counsel had submitted a list of witnesses and other evidences against the accused. The court had previously dismissed Swamy's plea, seeking documents related to the case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul ...
National Bank of Canada’s chief executive says the lender hasn’t seen “any signs of imbalance” between supply and demand in Quebec’s real estate sector since Vancouver moved to cool down its housing market with measures including a foreign buyers tax. Louis Vachon, National Bank’s president and chief executive officer, told shareholders at its annual general meeting Friday that the bank has noticed a greater presence of buyers from outside Quebec, and “w...
NEW DELHI: In a major boost to inland waterways project, the World Bank has approved a $375 million loan for capacity augmentation of National Waterway-1 on River Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) connecting Haldia and Varanasi.  The government is developing NW-1 to enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1500-2,000 DWT. Under the project, there are going to be three multi-modal terminals--one each at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sahibganj (Jharkhand), and Haldia (Wes...