Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Visit Morocco

Rabat – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Morocco at the request of King Mohammed VI.Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Moroccan television channel 2M on Monday, September 23 that  Erdogan has received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to visit Morocco. The Turkish official made his statement after a meeting with Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York. “During this bilateral meeting, we discussed the organization of a high-level visit between Morocco and Turkey.  President Erdogan received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to visit Morocco,” he said.The Turkish official added that he plans to visit Morocco to prepare for Erdogan’s visit to Morocco.Speaking about the bilateral ties between Rabat and Ankara,  Cavusoglu said that Morocco is an “important” ally because of its role in the Islamic world, the African continent, and the Mediterranian region.He added that Morocco’s stability is of “paramount importance to all of us in the region.”Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the Turkish foreign minister expressed satisfaction with the bilateral talks he held with his Moroccan counterpart.“We had constructive discussions during which we reiterated our commitment to our bilateral ties.”Erdogan said in July 2018  that he is proud of bilateral ties between the two countries. He made his statement during a meeting with Morocco’s Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Mali, who represented King Mohammed VI at the inauguration ceremony of the Turkish president in Ankara. read more

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Liberia UN Envoy and sports star visit disarmed child soldiers

At the UNICEF-supported interim care centre (ICC), run by non-governmental organization (NGO) Christian Children’s Fund, more than 100 children who had given their weapons to the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in Gbarnga, Bong County, entertained the visitors with songs and theatre. “All of you who have given up your weapons, who want a future in Liberia, who want an education, who want to contribute to rebuilding this country, we love you,” Mr. Klein told the children, whom he called heroes. “We will reunite you with your families. We want you to have a home, we want you to be loved, we want you to be safe.”Other heroes were Mr. Weah, who “has never let fame or fortune deter him from doing what he can for Liberia and its people,” as well as UNICEF workers, the NGOs running the ICCs and the Bangladeshi peacekeepers providing security, the UNMIL chief added.Mr. Weah said what had made him successful in sports was discipline and a peaceful environment. “Your responsibility is to disarm and to call all your friends forward to disarm. You must have the discipline to go back to school. You must respect your parents. Tomorrow, somebody in this group will be another George Oppong Weah,” he said.The delegation, which included UNICEF Representative in Liberia Angela Kearney, presented sports equipment to the children. Mr. Weah then played in a soccer match between teams of children from the ICC and from the local community, while Mr. Klein visited the disarmament and cantonment sites in Gbarnga. read more

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Hailing new Palestinian president Annan looks forward to independent state

“The commitment to democracy of the Palestinian people and their institutions is a strong foundation for President Abbas to build on,” he said in a statement issued by his spokesman.Mr. Annan voiced pleasure at reports indicating that the election of a successor to Yasser Arafat, who died in November, was conducted in a politically competitive yet peaceful atmosphere, and he congratulated the Palestinian Central Elections Commission for organizing a credible and genuine poll under challenging conditions.The Secretary-General said he was looking forward to working with Mr. Abbas on the implementation of the Road Map, referring to the peace plan sponsored by the diplomatic Quartet – the UN, European Union, Russia and the United States – which has called for parallel and reciprocal steps by both Israelis and Palestinians leading to two states living side by side in peace by the end of this year.In comments yesterday in Sri Lanka, where he was touring the devastation caused by last month’s Indian Ocean tsunami, Mr. Annan said he was “very impressed” with the elections.”This election has been very well prepared, perhaps one of the best prepared that we have been involved in,” he said, referring to the world body’s technical and logistical assistance.The new Palestinian leader will need not only the cooperation of his people, but also the support of the international community, which has to ensure the economic viability of a Palestinian state and help the Palestinians with reform, he added.Meanwhile, the UN Security Council also welcomed yesterday’s balloting for president and congratulated the Palestinian people on the election.It is scheduled to discuss the matter on 13 January. read more

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UN agencies call for swift international action to prevent repeat of world

“The current situation in world food markets, characterized by sharp increases in maize, wheat and soybean prices, has raised fears of a repeat of the 2007-2008 world food crisis. But swift, coordinated international action can stop that from happening,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousins, and the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, said in the release. The UN officials stressed that to prevent a food crisis it is necessary to address both immediate and long-term issues. In the short-term, they stated that there must be a coordinated response by food producers to deal with spikes in prices, and an improvement in the transparency of global markets. “Countries must avoid panic buying and refrain from imposing export restrictions which, while temporarily helping some consumers at home, are generally inefficient and make life difficult for everyone else,” the officials stated. “Above all, however, we must understand that high food prices are a symptom, and not the disease. So while the international community must take early action to prevent excessive price increases, it should also move to act on the root causes behind such surges.”In the long-term, the trio noted that policies should focus on issues such as the increasing global population and climate change, which has led to droughts and floods in many countries, affecting food production.In the statement, they also highlighted the role that smallholder farmers play in ensuring food security, and called on countries to support smallholder agriculture and provide citizens with social protection systems to ensure vulnerable populations have enough to eat.“Smallholder farmers, many of whom are also poor and food insecure, can be enabled to benefit from higher food prices and become part of the solution by reducing price spikes and improving overall food security,” said Mr. Graziano da Silva, Ms. Cousins and Mr. Nwanze.They added, “We have thus adopted a twin-track approach which supports long-term investments in agriculture, notably smallholder agriculture, while ensuring that safety nets are in place to help poor food consumers and producers avoid hunger, asset losses and poverty traps in the short run.”Nutritional support for mothers and children as well as school meals and assistance to smallholder farmers are some of the policies that the three UN officials considered essential to safeguard against recurring price shock and crises.In addition, the officials urged countries to implement sustainable food policies in poor, food-importing countries, where there is great potential to improve production. This, they said, would make “more food available in local markets and provide jobs and income, especially in rural areas where 70 per cent of the world’s poor live.” read more

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Bogdanovics 3 helps Pacers escape with win in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Bojan Bogdanovic sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds to play and the Indiana Pacers escaped with a 109-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.The Pacers, coming off a 33-point victory at Utah the previous night, had their hands full in a tight fourth quarter.Myles Turner’s 3 gave Indiana a 104-101 lead with 48 seconds to play, but Devin Booker responded with a 3-pointer to tie it at 104-104 with 45 seconds left.After Bogdanovic’s long-range basket, Booker’s attempt at a game-tying 3 barely rimmed out. Darren Collison’s two free throws wrapped up the scoring.Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points apiece for Indiana. Turner added 16 and Bogdanovic 15.T.J. Warren scored 25 for the Suns. Booker was just 7-of-21 shooting but scored 20 points and had eight assists. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 12 rebounds.Indiana led by as many as 13 points in the second and third quarters, but Phoenix, with Booker and Ayton on the bench, used a 15-2 run late in the third and early in the fourth to go up 85-81 when Richaun Holmes made one of two free throws with 9:51 to play.Until the final seconds, nobody led by more than four the rest of the way.McDermott and Sabonis each scored 12 in the second quarter. McDermott’s consecutive 3s in an 8-0 Pacers spurt put Indiana up 46-35 with 6:37 left in the half. Indiana stretched it to 52-39 on Sabonis’ two free throws but Phoenix got it back to single digits and trailed 61-54 at the break.Indiana stretched the lead back to 13, 76-63, on Collison’s 3-pointer but the Suns finished the quarter with a 7-2 spurt, Isaiah Canaan’s 3-pointer cutting the lead to 81-77 entering the final quarter.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana’s 33-point win at Utah was the fifth time the Pacers have won a road game by at least 30 points and first in 22 years (when they won at Vancouver 127-80 in December 1996). … Indiana reserves scored a season-high 62 points in the rout at Utah. … McDermott and Sabonis were a combined 8-for-11 in the second quarter against Phoenix. …. McDermott scored 21 for the second game in a row.Suns: Ayton became the fourth player since 1992 with at least 300 points and 200 rebounds in his first 20 NBA games. The others who did it are Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal. … Ayton had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half. … A victory would have given Phoenix two wins in its last three games. Suns have won just four all season.UP NEXTPacers: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsBob Baum, The Associated Press read more

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Foreign Office owns 87 properties around the world worth more than £5m

The Foreign Office owns 87 properties around the world worth more than £5million each, the Telegraph can disclose. The seven-bedroom penthouse is now the fourth property worth over £5million which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) owns in the city, official records have shown. The FCO also has four over-£5million properties in Paris, four in Singapore and three in Washington – and 87 in total around the world. Last month the government bought a lavish £12m home in New York for a senior civil servant charged with signing post-Brexit trade deals. Six years ago it paid a reported £35million for a four-bedroom flat in the ultra-exclusive Opus Hong Kong building, for Caroline Wilson, the then… read more

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Draft citizenship law approved

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new bill which would lead to some 100,000 second-generation immigrants being granted Greek citizenship was approved this week by a parliamentary committee ahead of a vote at the House’s plenary session expected next week.The bill was backed by leftist SYRIZA, Potami, PASOK and Independent Greeks, despite objections by many in the ranks of the junior coalition partner.Due to objections among many of its MPs, New Democracy said it would reserve judgement until the plenary session vote, which is expected next week.Alternate Minister for Immigration Policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou indicated that the bill could be amended before its final version as “the greatest possible consensus should be achieved.”The bill stipulates that applicants must have been enrolled at a Greek primary school and that their parents must have lived legally in Greece for five years prior to the applicant’s birth.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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La saison du nuage toxique lEgypte étouffe

first_imgLa saison du nuage toxique : l’Egypte étouffeLa saison à laquelle les fermiers brûlent la paille de riz vient de débuter. Avec elle, reviennent toutes les allergies et les infections pulmonaires qui, chaque année, touchent les habitants.L’épaisse brume noire a de nouveau envahi le pays. D’octobre à novembre, les hôpitaux égyptiens voient augmenter de façon impressionnante le nombre de patients. Les parents préfèrent même retirer leurs enfants de l’école afin de leur éviter d’avoir à affronter la brume toxique qui brûle la gorge et irrite les voies respiratoires de toute la population.Cela fait maintenant 12 ans que les fermiers égyptiens brûlent la paille de riz qu’ils n’utilisent pas. Avec plus de 486.000 hectares de terres cultivées, les fermiers se retrouvent avec des quantités phénoménales de paille inutile. Les agriculteurs, une fois la récolte achevée, s’empressent de la brûler pour consacrer leur terres à d’autres cultures.“La paille brûlée entraîne une pollution qui cause de gros problèmes de santé”, explique Mahmud Abdel Meguid de l’hôpital de Abbasiya. “Cette pollution provoque de nombreuses maladies dont les affections pulmonaires chroniques avec, au mieux, une oppression pulmonaire et au pire une défaillance respiratoire.”À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementL’autre solution serait de vendre cette paille aux éleveurs de bêtes pour les nourrir ou de la convertir en biocarburants. Mais le fermier Gamal al-Saedy explique à l’IRIN, service d’information consacré aux affaires humanitaires appartenant aux Nations unies, que personne, dans la région de Sharqia, à 150 kilomètres au nord du Caire, ne veut leur acheter cette paille. La solution “normale” reste de la brûler bien que cela entraîne de graves conséquences sanitaires pour le reste de la communauté.Le ministère de l’environnement égyptien estime à 42% la part que prennent ces incendies dans la pollution globale du pays. Les industries polluantes, et les gaz d’échappement de voitures qui ont aussi leur rôle à jouer menacent sérieusement la qualité de l’air de ce pays qui compte 80 millions d’habitants.Le ministère a cherché à diminuer cette pollution en mettant en place des usines qui rachètent la paille aux fermiers et il se félicite que le nuage noir qui survole les régions n’apparaisse que brièvement comparativement aux années précédentes où il restait présent 15 jours durant. Cependant, avec quatre millions de tonnes de récoltes cette année, on ne peut minimiser les dégâts sanitaires que vont entraîner les incendies.Le 10 novembre 2010 à 13:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Death toll raised to three in Boston Marathon bombing with video

first_imgBoston bombs said to be made from pressure cookersSecurity beefed up worldwide after Boston blastsObama: Unclear who is responsible for explosionsVancouver man went from elation to disgust at Boston MarathonLake Stevens runner just feet from blast in BostonBOSTON — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism.President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice.”As many as two unexploded bombs were also found near the end of the 26.2-mile course as part of what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack, but they were safely disarmed, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation.The fiery twin blasts took place about 10 seconds and about 100 yards apart, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet, shattering windows and sending dense plumes of smoke rising over the street and through the fluttering national flags lining the route. Blood stained the pavement, and huge shards were missing from window panes as high as three stories.“They just started bringing people in with no limbs,” said runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va. He said he and his wife, Lisa, tried to shield their children’s eyes from the gruesome scene inside a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but “they saw a lot.”last_img read more

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Vocational teachers denounce sudden dismissals

first_imgBasheerbagh: Vocational teachers who were recruited into government schools through an agency in 2017 condemned sudden dismissal and demanded to reinstate into services. The teachers held a press conference here at Press Club on Monday. Speaking to media, the teachers said that 188 teachers were recruited into government model schools as vocational teachers in 2017 and the recruitments were done by an agency named Indus Edutrain. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Teachers alleged that each one of them have paid Rs 2 lakh to the agency. They said that they were promised that their services would be regularised. The teachers were removed from the services suddenly after eight months. Despite several representations to officials concerned, there was no response from them, they lamented. The teachers demanded the CM KCR to intervene in the matter and sought justice.last_img read more

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Road crashes kill 3 in 2 dists

first_imgThree people were killed and two others injured in separate road accidents in Comilla and Chittagong on Monday, according to UNB. In Chittagong, two vegetable traders were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila early Monday.Police said the accident took place around 3:45am when a Chittagong-bound vegetable-laden truck from Chandina of Comilla hit a stationed truck in Shitalpur area, leaving two traders dead on the spot and driver and helper injured.The bodies of the two deceased-Abdur Rab, 52, from Barura upazila of Comilla and Siddikur Rahman, 45, hailing from Chandina upazila-were sent to morgue for autopsy, said Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station.The injured were taken to hospital.In Comilla, a truck helper was killed when a covered van hit a truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Hatatoli area in Sadar Dakhshin upazila early Monday.The deceased is Arafat Rahman Rifat, son of Abdul Matin, a resident of Daulatpur village in Begumganj upazila in Noakhali district.Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Maynamati Highway Police, said that the accident took place around 6:30 am when the covered van hit the truck, leaving the helper dead on the spot and truck driver and covered van helper injured.The injured were admitted to Comilla Medical College and Hospital.Police seized the vehicles.last_img read more

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Just Cause 4 Is a B Action Movie in Video Game Form

first_imgStay on target These Are the Games You Should Check Out in DecemberNYCC 2018: Just Cause 4 Just Doesn’t Care Just Cause 4 delivers the kind of over-the-top B action movie mayhem we’ve all come to expect from the franchise. This is either a positive or a negative, depending on how you feel about the series. If you’re expecting something radically new from Just Cause 4, you’re in for a disappointment. In many ways, this game is Just Cause 3.5. On the flipside, if you’re a fan of what’s come before, you’re going to appreciate what this entry has to offer.While Just Cause 4 doesn’t greatly distinguish itself from its predecessors, it stands as the year’s wildest open world sandbox game. It’s pure turn-off-your-brain-and-enjoy entertainment.Like previous installments, you take on the role of Rico Rodriguez as he attempts to overthrow yet another faux-Latin American dictator. In order to accomplish this, Rico teams up with local rebels who help him take down key targets to undermine the despot’s power. The big twist this time around is the villain’s weather controlling weapons. Story-wise, there’s not much to chew on. It only serves as a vehicle to get Rico from set piece to set piece so he can unleash his particular brand of wanton destruction. This isn’t entirely a bad thing considering most don’t buy Just Cause to experience a riveting tale.In addition to his trusty grapple wire, Rico can also attach balloons and jets to both enemies and objects. The grapple is just as useful and effective as ever. You can use it to pull objects from their foundations or to stick enemies to said objects. It’s also the fastest way to cover long distances. It is the most vital tool at your disposal. The same isn’t true for the jet boosters and balloons. While it’s fun to send vehicles into orbit with rockets or launch enemies into the air with balloons, these gadgets don’t come in very handy during missions. They mainly exists for players to mess around with. That’s all well and good, but they’re not as essential as you would have hoped.Rico once again uses a wingsuit, parachute, and grapple to get around the world. If you’re really good at working with these tools, you can travel across the gargantuan island of Solis relatively quickly. If you have a hard time mastering the admittedly tricky maneuvaring mechanics, you can always fly or drive to destinations by commandeering a vehicle. While driving or flying is more efficient, the game is really built around Rico’s specialized equipment. You’ll just need some time to get the hang of things. While traveling the world isn’t nearly as fluid as it is in a game like Spider-Man, it’s still great once you master it.In order to wrest control of Solis from its dictator, Rico and his allies must take the country back region by region. You do this by completing area-specific missions and then assigning troops to take over the locales via the in-game map. Doing this gives you new vehicles, weapons, and opens up additional missions and side quests in the area, including main story missions. All of this constitutes the game’s main loop. Though the mission variety is certainly greater than that of Just Cause 3, it gets repetitive after a while. Main missions being locked until you liberate an area is frustrating if you just want to move the narrative along. With that said, it doesn’t take long to conquer an area so it’s not too bad.Combat, like most of the game, is what you make of it. If you want, you can go in and handle most situations with standard weapons like assault rifles, sniper rifles, and rocket launchers. You can also use Rico’s specialized tools to make things more interesting. Each combat zone has plenty of explosive objects to set off. Having a problem with a large group of foes? Shoot a nearby fuel tank to give yourself breathing space. You can also commandeer a vehicle at any time and use its weapons. Tanks and helicopters aren’t so much threats as they are opportunities. The only real downside to combat is how inconsequential it feels since Rico can absorb so much damage before dying. Still, this virtual immortality gives you free reign to get as creative as you want. Or, you can just shoot your way to victory. It’s all good.Rico has to not only contend with a conventional army, but also freak tornadoes, dust storms, and lightning storms thanks to the enemy’s weather machines. Though the weather system provides some variety, it doesn’t radically alter the basic gameplay. Outside of missions, you won’t really have to worry about crazy weather phenomenon. Even in missions, lightning and dust storms are minor nuisances at best. On the other hand, the tornado provides a great way to show off the game’s physics engine. Anything not nailed to the ground will go straight into the tornado, including Rico. Some missions let you alter the tornado’s course, which allows for some truly destructive moments. I just wish the heavily advertised weather system had more impact on gameplay.Some weather-themed guns include the wind cannon and lightning gun. The former shoots gusts of wind while the latter spews bolts of lightning. The lightning gun in particular is perfect for destroying electronic boxes and generators. The wind cannon is great for clearing out groups of foes. Other new weapons like the railgun are equally as destructive. Every gun has an alternate fire mode, including regular weapons. This means even a basic rocket launcher or submachine gun is as fun to use as some of the more outlandish weapons.Just Cause 4 isn’t a graphical powerhouse but given the size of the world, its diverse biomes, and the insanely long draw distances, it’s easy to give it some slack. The island of Solis has everything from lush jungles, vast deserts, endless blue oceans, and snow-capped mountains. Going back to draw distances, it’s quite amazing how far you can see, especially when you’re at high elevations. There’s some minor pop up here and there, but nothing that’ll distract you. You’ll certainly find better looking games out there, but few will contain as much as Just Cause 4.When it comes to delivering pure unadulterated havoc, no series touches Just Cause. Though it doesn’t fully utilize some of its new mechanics and is essentially more of the same, Just Cause 4 does what it does exceptionally well. Even if you’re already burned out after playing so many open world games this year, you owe it to yourself to give this title a shot. If you check your brain at the door and lose yourself in its absurdity, Just Cause 4 is a blast.Get Just Cause 4 at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:Review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is Majestic‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition’ Gives You Less Game for Less Money‘Fortnite’ Creative Is All About Chillinglast_img read more

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50 held for cheating in govt exam

first_imgKolkata: Fifty examinees were arrested for allegedly cheating in a competitive examination held on Sunday in several colleges of South Kolkata. Several mobile phones and other gadgets were seized from their possession.According to the police, there was a competitive examination on Sunday for recruitment of peons in the courts of South 24-Parganas, which was held at several colleges of South Kolkata. While entering the examination hall, examinees were checked but nothing suspicious was found. During examination, invigilators and some magistrates present at the examination hall smelled foulplay as the behaviour of some examinees were found to be suspicious. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen the magistrates ordered invigilators to search their bodies, several bluetooth devices, mobiles phones and other gadgets were found. Sources informed that the examinees had somehow managed to click a photo of the question paper and sent it to some persons outside. Later, the same persons were prompting them answers over phone. Around 50 examinees were arrested on Sunday for cheating, by Gariahat, Ballygunj, Jadavpur, Rabindra Sarobar, Netaji Nagar, Behala, Parnasree and Thakurpukur police stations. Sleuths suspect there might be a gang behind the cheating. Some examinees confessed that their family members and close friends were helping them but investigators refused to believe their statements as the method used was technologically advanced.last_img read more

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Pope presides over trimmed Easter Vigil service

first_img Check your body, save your life Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix In his homily Saturday, Francis kept his message simple and tied to the liturgical readings, recalling how Jesus’ disciples found his tomb empty a day after his death and were surprised and confused.“Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness, and that is where death is,” he said. “Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!”He later baptized four men, part of the Easter Vigil ritual.Just a few hours after the vigil ends, Francis on Sunday will celebrate Easter Mass and deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” speech, Latin for “To the city and the world.” Usually the pope also issues Easter greetings in dozens of languages.In his two weeks as pope, Francis’ discomfort with speaking in any language other than Italian has become apparent. He has even shied away from speaking Spanish when the occasion would call for it, though the Vatican has said he has done so to avoid discriminating against other languages by favoring his native tongue.Italian is the lingua franca of the Vatican and Francis has emphasized his role as bishop of Rome over that of pope of the universal church, making his use of Italian logical. Comments   Share   It’s not clear how Francis will handle the multilingual greetings Sunday.Typically, after the busy Easter week ceremonies, the pope would go to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo for a few days of vacation. Francis can’t do that since the previous pope, Benedict XVI, is currently living there in retirement.The Vatican has said Francis would stay put in the Vatican.___Follow Nicole Winfield at www.twitter.com/nwinfield Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of One of the most dramatic moments of the Easter Vigil service that usually follows _ when the pope would share the light of his candle with others until the entire basilica twinkled _ was shortened this year as were some of the Old Testament readings.The Vatican has said these provisions were in keeping with Francis’ aim to not have his Masses go on too long. The Easter Vigil service under Benedict XVI would typically run nearly three hours. The new pope has made clear he prefers his Masses short and to the point: he was even caught checking his watch during his March 19 installation ceremony. Saturday was no different: The vigil ended just shy of 2.5 hours.A trimmed-back vigil _ and one that started earlier than usual _ was just one of the novelties of this Holy Week under an Argentine Jesuit pope who just two weeks ago stunned the world by emerging from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica after his election with a simple “Brothers and sisters, good evening.”He riled traditionalists but endeared himself to women and liberals by washing and kissing the feet of two young girls during a Holy Thursday Mass at a juvenile detention center in Rome, when the rite usually calls for only men to participate. A day later, Francis reached out with friendship to “Muslim brothers and sisters” during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism, war and religious fanaticism in the Middle East. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the Catholic Church.Francis processed into a darkened and silent St. Peter’s Basilica at the start of the service, in which the faithful recall the period between Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter Sunday.last_img read more

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Mexico rejails alleged female cartel operator

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 treatments for adult scoliosis She wasn’t seen again, and the Attorney General’s Office later said in a statement that she had been quickly whisked off to a prison in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit to await trial on the money-laundering charge.She was given a quick medical checkup at the airport, where she arrived on a chartered flight that flew in migrants being repatriated to Mexico from El Paso, Texas.Avila, 52, has been in custody since 2007 when she was charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs and organized crime. A Mexican judge acquitted her of those charges in December 2010, but she remained in custody and was extradited to the U.S. a year ago.She pleaded guilty in April to being an accessory after the fact in a criminal organization that included Juan Diego Espinosa Ramirez, her boyfriend at the time. Espinosa pleaded guilty in 2009 to cocaine trafficking charges.A statement signed by Avila said she provided money to Espinosa for travel and lodging so he could evade arrest by authorities between 2002 and 2004.Avila was sentenced to 70 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Miami last month and released almost immediately for time served in Mexico.Mexico had used a little-known bilateral agreement that allows prosecutors to suspend local charges, extradite a suspect to the United States for trial, and then reactivate the charges once the suspect returns. MEXICO CITY (AP) – Purported drug cartel operator Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the “Queen of the Pacific,” was returned to Mexico from the U.S. on Tuesday and quickly taken to prison to face money-laundering charges.Avila Beltran, known for her good looks and saucy attitude when she was arrested in 2007, looked haggard and had gray streaks in her once-black hair in a photograph published by local media when she was taken off a plane at the Mexico City airport. Her lawyer, Jorge Alfonso Espino, said Avila Beltran no longer faces organized crime charges.The U.S extradition request had said she belonged to an organization that trafficked cocaine from Colombia to the United States. U.S. prosecutors originally charged that she helped store and move at least 100 kilograms of the drug from Mexico to the United States.At the time of her earlier arrest, prosecutors said Avila spent more than a decade working her way to the top of Mexico’s drug trade, seducing several notorious kingpins and uniting Colombian and Mexican gangs.Avila comes from a family of drug lords. She is the niece of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, “the godfather” of Mexican drug smuggling, who is serving a 40-year sentence in Mexico for drug smuggling and the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico’s western Jalisco state. Another uncle, Juan Jose Quintero Payan, was extradited to the U.S. on drug-trafficking charges.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 0 Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Top Stories last_img read more

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, the unilateral operations underway by the Assad regime and Russia in southwest Syria represent a violation of the ceasefire arrangement reaffirmed by President Trump and President Putin. We should be more thoughtful about changing this process given the implications that will impact private land owners’ rights. But Urman didnt want to import a one-dimensional TV trope she wanted to make Petra as layered as all the other characters in the show. Here are some of the photographs obtained by DAILY POST from the event.

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