United Nations to inspect North Korea ship in Panama next week

first_imgBy Dialogo August 09, 2013 UNITED NATIONS – United Nations (UN) experts will head to Panama next week to inspect a North Korean ship impounded last month after the discovery of Cuban missile parts in its cargo, Sylvie Lucas, Luxembourg’s UN ambassador, said on Aug. 7. “The panel will go next week to Panama to assist in the investigation, and then will present a report to the committee,” said Lucas, chairman of the UN sanctions committee. The experts will report back to the committee, which will then determine whether North Korea is in violation of any sanctions. Lucas declined to speculate on what regulations may or may not have been broken. The United States and other countries have stated that the discovery of non-declared Cuban weapons in the North Korean vessel represents a clear violation of UN sanctions against North Korea because of its nuclear program. Cuba insisted that missiles found within a sugar consignment aboard the Chong Chon Gang freighter were obsolete arms due to be repaired and returned by North Korea. Panamanian authorities boarded the vessel because of suspicions it may have been carrying drugs. [AFP (United Nations), 08/08/2013; La Estrella (Panama), 07/08/2013]last_img read more

Addressing risk jointly

first_imgConsider the relationship between your credit union’s enterprise risk management (ERM) team and the internal audit team. If these two teams work together and share information, not only will they decrease the likelihood of duplicating efforts, they’ll be able to improve your risk management process.While these two groups may feel threatened by each other’s work, says Scott Hood, strategy, risk, and assurance partner with Rochdale Paragon Group, “their roles are complementary, and they should be working together.”Hood will address the CUNA Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Leadership Conference in Nashville Sept. 23-25.How is the role of ERM expanding?Scott Hood: Credit unions have been expanding the role of ERM for the last five to six years. Initially, they considered ERM to just include the identification and assessment of the most significant risks in the organization, the enhancement of procedures used to mitigate those risks, and the use of that information in the strategic planning process. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Valuation office defeated in 10-year business rates fight

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Brisbane project named best development in the country

first_imgBotanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Suppliedcenter_img Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.last_img read more

Wenger happy despite Spurs spree

first_img Press Association Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal squad to show their true value when big-spending Tottenham head to the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s north London derby. While Spurs star man Gareth Bale is on the verge of a multi-million pound move to Real Madrid, they have nevertheless smashed the club transfer record three times this summer bringing in the likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and £26million striker Roberto Soldado, with the signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest confirmed on Friday. Tottenham’s summer spending spree passed the £90million mark when they completed the signing of Erik Lamela from Roma while the club announced last night they had reached an agreement with Ajax over the transfer of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen. “I know all the players they have bought. For the rest, we will see how well they integrate and how well they will do. It is very difficult to predict that,” said the Arsenal boss, whose side again finished above Spurs in fourth place last season. “They try very hard (to bridge the gap) of course, that is normal. In our job, there is always a technical risk when you buy more than three players because you unbalance a little bit the stability of your squad. “I know that in England it is very well seen, but it is always difficult when you bring so many players in, how everybody will do to predict that.” Wenger says Arsenal – who failed in bids for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Yohan Cabaye earlier this summer – will never be bullied into paying what they believe are inflated fees to push through a deal or make any “panic buys” ahead of the September 2 deadline. “We have financial potential, I wouldn’t deny that, but we will decide still to pay the right price,” he added. Wenger maintains direct comparisons between Arsenal and Tottenham’s strength cannot be drawn just on spending alone. He continued: “I think about does my squad have a chance to fight for the Premier League or not. We don’t compare to Spurs especially. “Last year, if you had looked at Chelsea’s squad at the start of last year, would you have said they had a squad to fight for the Premier League last year? Yes. “However, they finished two points ahead of us and it is in the last game that it (third place) has been decided. “So you let people talk and you try to analyse the quality of the game you have. “I just can say one thing, in the last six months we have lost one game.” By contrast, Wenger has completed only the free transfers of midfielder Mathieu Flamini and France Under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo. Arsenal are, though, expected to be late movers ahead of the September 2 deadline – with Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria of Real Madrid said to be top of the wanted list. Wenger, however, insists his men can show they are more than a match for Spurs’ new big-money signings by continuing on from the wins over Fulham and Fenerbahce following an opening day home defeat by Aston Villa. “I can understand that it is very interesting for people to read the newspapers and see who goes in and out, but there is only one thing that matters if you really love football – and that is what happens on the pitch,” said Wenger, who will be without forward Lukas Podolski for up to three months because of a torn hamstring. “We have a way to play, good players and let’s focus on that. “It’s a good opportunity for us to show our strengths against Tottenham because they have as well strengthened their team. “I am confident that we will have a very good performance.” Wenger is not in awe of Tottenham’s summer spending spree – and even claimed it could end up destabilising the balance of the squad rather than turning them into Barclays Premier League top four contenders. last_img read more

Wenger: Jose showed lack of respect

first_imgArsene Wenger accepts things can get a “bit heated” between rival managers, but feels Jose Mourinho showed a lack of respect when the Chelsea boss said 10 years without winning the title must be “very boring” for Arsenal supporters. There is certainly no love lost between Wenger and Mourinho, the pair having squared up in the technical area at Stamford Bridge earlier this season. The Arsenal boss was given the opportunity to respond when he spoke to the media on Friday morning ahead of the Barclays Premier League match at Hull on Monday night. When asked what he thought of Mourinho’s comments, Wenger replied: “The biggest thing for a manager is to respect other managers. Some people have to improve on that.” Asked if Mourinho should conduct himself with more dignity, the Arsenal manager answered: “Look, everybody lives with his own internal problems and I live with mine. That’s enough.” Chelsea held a press conference later on Friday ahead of the match with Crystal Palace on Sunday, when they could seal the championship. Mourinho was given the chance to respond to Wenger’s earlier statements, but waved away any questions on the matter. Wenger has endured his fair share of touchline bust-ups down the years, the fiery relationship with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson the subject of many a back page. The 65-year-old, though, believes coaches must eventually put a distance between professional and personal disagreements. He added: “You can have incidents with other managers sometimes. It gets a bit heated when you fight directly with them, but in the end I believe time heals and the important thing is to respect each other as much as you can.” Failure to beat Chelsea effectively ended any already slim hopes of a late title push, the Gunners now some 13 points off the pace after the Blues won at Leicester in midweek, although with a match still in hand. Arsenal could be down to fourth place by the time they kick off at Hull on Monday night. Wenger was asked if he felt the deficit was a fair reflection of the difference between the two sides, with Arsenal having enjoyed a superb run of form in 2015 following a poor start. “That is always very difficult to say because when you fight for the championship, you win some games because you smell you can do it, not because you’re fourth or fifth. It doesn’t always represent the value of the team,” the Arsenal boss said. “The gap is a gap and they have been more consistent than us from the start of the game. They had a very strong start and that kept them going until the end.” Wenger has a near full-strength squad to choose from, with full-back Mathieu Debuchy doubtful because of a hamstring problem. Midfielders Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also come back into contention before the end of the season, along with captain Mikel Arteta. “He makes progress week by week, but needs more time,” said Wenger, who expects both Arteta and Tomas Rosicky to agree new deals. Arsenal have been linked with a summer move for an experienced goalkeeper, including Chelsea veteran Petr Cech. Wenger, though, indicated that was an area which he had confidence already. “I believe in the goalkeepers I have,” added the Arsenal boss. “I believe that (Wojciech) Szczesny is a very good goalkeeper and (David) Ospina has come in and done a fantastic job. “You look at the numbers in the Premier League and who is top of all the goalkeepers and you will see it is Ospina.” Press Association Some Gunners fans chanted “boring, boring Chelsea” during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, which moved the Blues a step closer to the Premier League title for the first time since 2010. In his post-match press conference, Chelsea manager Mourinho responded by turning the tables back on Arsenal, who last won the English top flight with the ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-2004. last_img read more

Germans outraged as U.S. plays wrong version of their anthem

first_img(REUTERS)-German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.The version played included the first stanza, beginning “Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles,” which was used as Nazi propaganda. It was dropped after World War Two.“I thought it was the epitome of ignorance, and I’ve never felt more disrespected in my whole life, let alone in Fed Cup,” Germany’s Andrea Petkovic said, adding that she considered walking off court before the singles match against Alison Riske.She later said her first comments had been somewhat emotional but that was because the incident happened before her game and she was left stunned.“We were left shocked and did not know how to react,” Petkovic said.German team coach Barbara Ritter said the mistake was “an absolute scandal, a disrespectful incident and inexcusable”.German tennis federation chief Ulrich Klaus said his American counterpart had apologised for the mistake.“Our American hosts at the Fed Cup opening in Hawaii made a mistake that should not happen,” Klaus said in a statement.“The fact that in the year 2017 a wrong anthem can be played that is associated with the horror of the past was for players and staff and the officials present both shocking and disturbing.”“The USTA through its president Katrina Adams has apologised officially in writing and in person and deeply regrets the blunder.”Riske won the opening rubber to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Bad weather prevented any further play on the opening day of the tie.last_img read more

Winthrop looks to sweep Presbyterian

first_img February 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWinthrop (18-9, 12-2) vs. Presbyterian (9-17, 6-7)Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center, Clinton, South Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Winthrop goes for the season sweep over Presbyterian after winning the previous matchup in Rock Hill. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 25, when the Eagles forced 26 Presbyterian turnovers and turned the ball over just 19 times en route to a 72-57 victory. Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Winthrop looks to sweep Presbyterian ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Winthrop has leaned on senior leadership this year while Presbyterian has been fueled heavily by freshmen. For the Eagles, seniors Chandler Vaudrin, Hunter Hale and Josh Ferguson have collectively scored 39 percent of the team’s points this season. In the other locker room, freshmen Cory Hightower, Michael Isler and Zeb Graham have collectively scored 38 percent of Presbyterian’s points this season, including 42 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.CLUTCH CHANDLER: Vaudrin has connected on 40.4 percent of the 57 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 13 over the last five games. He’s also converted 51.3 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Presbyterian is 0-12 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 9-5 when it scores at least 65.ASSIST RATIOS: The Eagles have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Blue Hose. Presbyterian has an assist on 31 of 66 field goals (47 percent) across its past three contests while Winthrop has assists on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Winthrop offense has scored 80 points per game this season, ranking the Eagles 19th among Division I teams. The Presbyterian defense has allowed 72.9 points per game to opponents (ranked 245th overall).___last_img read more

United thrash Rooney’s Everton with late flurry of goals

first_img(REUTERS) – Wayne Rooney suffered a miserable return to Old Trafford as his old club Manchester United thrashed Everton 4-0 with a flurry of late goals to go joint top of the Premier League on Sunday.Rooney, who went back to his boyhood club in July after 13 years with United in which time he scored a club-record 253 goals, wasted two good chances to cancel out Antonio Valencia’s stunning early strike for the hosts.He was substituted late on and then watched United add three more goals through Henrikh Mkhitaryan, former Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.A rather flattering victory lifted United level at the top with Manchester City. Both sides have 13 points from five games and have scored and conceded the same amount of goals.Everton, who had dominated much of the second half despite having little recovery time from Thursday’s Europa League defeat by Atalanta, dropped into the bottom three with four points.”I think the performance was very good, especially in the first 30 to 35 minutes,“ United manager Jose Mourinho said. ”It was probably our best performance of the season.“There was a moment were I felt we did not kill it so we have to make it solid with Ander Herrera. The second goal went in, then game over.”Everton manager Ronald Koeman said his side’s third heavy defeat in eight days was undeserved.“Sometimes in football you get more than you deserve but today we deserved more than we got,” he said. “What I saw today of my team made me happy.”United took the lead after three minutes with a goal of stunning quality.Nemanja Matic played a crossfield pass and as the ball zipped off a rain-soaked surface, Valencia connected with a right-foot shot that flew past Jordan Pickford into the net.Rooney was given a warm ovation before kick off from the United fans, some of whom held up banners saying “Red Legend”, but it was not a memorable afternoon for the 31-year-old former England skipper.After 20 minutes he slid a left-foot shot wide of the post and in the second half he shot straight at United keeper David de Gea from close range, while Gylfi Sigurdsson was also denied by the Spaniard.Juan Mata struck the post for United with a left-foot free kick before Lukaku, who wasted a good chance in the first half, set up Mkhitaryan after 83 minutes to slide in United’s second — the move stemming from a mistake by Ashley Williams.Lukuku joyfully rammed home his fifth league goal of the season as the game moved into stoppage time before former United player Morgan Schneiderlin handled in the area and substitute Martial tucked away the penalty.last_img read more

Mane Scores Again as Liverpool Returns to Top of EPL

first_imgLiverpool now holds a two-point lead over City, but the champions have a game in hand.The league leaders completed a clean sweep of four English sides into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a highly impressive 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.But they nearly suffered a very costly European hangover against a Fulham side still 13 points adrift of safety.Most of the visitors’ attacking threat came down their left side in the first half and that proved the source of the breakthrough on 26 minutes.Mane scored twice in Munich in midweek and took his hot streak to 11 goals in 11 games with a simple finish after exchanging passes with Roberto Firmino.At the other end, Babel was Fulham’s biggest threat all afternoon and Tom Cairney fired wastefully over after the Dutchman outpaced Trent Alexander-Arnold just before the break.Liverpool started the second half with greater intent to try and put the game to bed.Andy Robertson was the provider as Georginio Wijnaldum headed a good opportunity over at the far post before Rico was called into action to deny Van Dijk.However, as a torrential rain shower swept over the banks of the Thames to make playing conditions hazardous, Liverpool’s slender lead proved a dangerous one.Floyd Ayite was rightly flagged offside as he headed a deflected shot past Alisson before the Brazilian No 1 got down well to save from Andre Zambo Anguissa.Mane was inches away from securing the points and doubling his tally for the day with a deft header from a corner that clipped the top of the crossbar.But disaster seemed to have struck for Liverpool when Van Dijk’s header back towards Alisson didn’t have enough purchase and Babel stepped in with the break of the ball to tap into an empty net.However, the league leaders showed why they are in the running to end a 29-year title drought to get a vital three points with the help of some erratic goalkeeping from Rico.Mohamed Salah’s goal drought continued as the Egyptian has scored just once now in his last 10 games, but it was his shot that Rico spilt before the Spaniard unnecessarily pulled down Mane.Milner took responsibility from the penalty spot and calmly sent Rico the wrong way to restore Liverpool’s lead, which this time they never looked like letting go.Salah should have got a much-needed confidence boost when released clean through by Mane, but Rico saved low to his left.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the English Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage yesterday.The on-form Sadio Mane put the visitors in front midway through the first half, but a rare defensive mix-up between Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker allowed Ryan Babel to give his former club a huge scare 16 minutes from time.Fulham’s awful defending all season is the reason they are heading back to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight, and the hosts gave Jurgen Klopp’s men a much-needed gift when goalkeeper Sergio Rico bundled over Mane and Milner secured all three points from the spot.last_img read more