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IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

Top International Olympic Committee officials meet in Tokyo this week with local organizers, where labor issues will be on an agenda that includes rising costs, worries about summer heat when the games open in just under 15 months, and complaints about cost cutting from international sports federations.

AIFC, Bitfury to jointly implement blockchain projects

NUR-SULTAN – Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the Bitfury blockchain company agreed May 17 to create projects using blockchain technology. Bitfury also plans to open data centres in Kazakhstan to diversify the work environment and cooperate with Nur-Sultan Akimat (city administration).

Bernama journalist named recipient of international "Oltin Qalam " award

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) -- Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) journalist Nabilah Saleh has been granted the “Oltin Qalam" ("Golden Pen”) award for her extensive reports and articles on Uzbekistan throughout last year. Nabilah, attached to the agency's International News Service....

IMF aid programmes mostly help but need fine-tuning – report

Three-quarters of International Monetary Fund aid programs over a six-year period attained their goals fully or partially but there were some failings, including rose-colored growth forecasts, the fund said Monday. Between 2011 and 2017, the IMF oversaw 133 economic aid programs for member....

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

In this Feb. 12, 2019, photo, cranes continue to work at the construction site of the Olympic Village for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo. An IOC inspection team began a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, just days after an international labor union....

Multipurpose lab module Nauka to be launched to ISS in autumn 2020 — source

MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Multipurpose laboratory module Nauka will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the autumn of 2020 at the earliest, a source in the space rocket industry told TASS. "The Nauka module will be launched at the end of October or November 2020 at the earliest," the source said.

US airline group sees record summer travel, despite 737 MAX grounding

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is seen on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (REUTERS) U.S. summer air travel will hit a new record this year despite the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft after two fatal crashes, a group representing major airlines said on Tuesday.

AP Top International News at 1:16 a.m. EDT Source: AP

Yemen rebels say drone hits arms depot at Saudi airport. Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader. Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism. Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion. Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal.

Airbus announces Chester Pride sponsorship

AIRBUS has announced it is to sponsor this year’s Chester LGBT Pride event. The firm chose International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBiT) on Friday to also launch its LGBT+ staff network at its wing-manufacturing site in Broughton.

Haredi mother of 5 from Jerusalem wins Riga half-marathon

Beatie Deutsch, the top woman finisher in the 13-mile race in Riga on May 19, 2019 (Beatie Deutsch/Facebook) JTA — An ultra-Orthodox mother of five from Jerusalem won a half-marathon race in Latvia, reportedly becoming the first Haredi woman to win an international athletics competition.

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

TOKYO An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working conditions at some Olympic sites. Top International Olympic Committee officials meet in Tokyo this week with....

Teething gel withdrawn in SA

Deputy Director of Pharmacy Usha Ritchie says the move to withdraw the product is in line with international best practice. "International and Australian medicines organisations warn against using the local anaesthetic lidocaine in products for infant teething," she said.

Science Annual International Conference on Sciences, 22-25 July 2019, ... Annual International Conference on Sciences, 22-25 July 2019, Athens, Greece Conference on Sciences Jul 22, 2019 / Greece Greece July 22, 2019 Athens Institute ... Athens Institute

The Natural & Formal Sciences Division of ATINER will hold its Annual International Conference on Sciences, 22-25 July 2019, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of all areas of Natural and Formal Sciences....

Training EUF Staff Training EUF Staff Training International Student Experience Jun 11, 2019 / Belgium Belgium June 11, 2019 European Universi... European University Foundation

The European University Foundation is pleased to announce the EUF Staff Training on " International Student Experience". The event, targeted at university staff members dealing with exchange students and student mobility, is organised by the European University Foundation, in cooperation with the....

TSA officials at Logan confiscate two handguns in one day

Men from New Hampshire and Arizona were stopped Sunday at Boston Logan International Airport after X-rays revealed loaded handguns in their luggage as they tried to pass through security, officials said. In two unrelated incidents, a man from Pima County, Ariz., and a man from Rindge, N.H.

Kenya: Consultancy

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a leading advocate of Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights that seeks to help build a world free of discrimination that allows all people to make choices about their sexuality and well-being.

Nigeria: Country Representative

ORGANIZATIO N** iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. For more than 15 years, we have promoted measurable change in people’s lives....

Turkey: UNFPA EECARO, Administrative Assistant GS5, Istanbul Turkey (Re-advertisement)

The Position: The Administrative Assistant position is located in the Regional office (RO). Under the direct guidance and supervision of the International Operations Manager (IOM), and as a member of the operations team, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and financial support to....

Malawi: Consultancy

1. Background. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a leading advocate of Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights that seeks to help build a world free of discrimination that allows all people to make choices about their sexuality and well-being.

MUDIMU CHOOSES WARRIORS AHEAD OF CONTRACT TALKS

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international defender Alec Mudimu has mandated his agents to deal with a possible extension of his deal with Welsh club Cefn Druids while he concentrates on the assignments for his beloved Warriors. Mudimu arrived in Harare for the Warriors’ camp, which....

Gaikindo holds annual car expo earlier to boost sales

The Association of Indonesian Car Producers (Gaikindo) will hold its annual auto exhibition in July this year, one month earlier than usual to help revive car sales, which dropped sharply in the first quarter of this year. The association previously held its annual Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in August.

Pakistani central bank lifts interest rate as inflation bites

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s central bank raised its key interest rate to 12.25% on Monday, warning that already soaring inflation risked further rises on the back of higher oil prices and reforms required for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. The 150 basis points increase follows a....

President Buhari to visit Imo on Tuesday

- President Buhari would on Tuesday, May 21, visit Imo state. - The president would commission the multi-billion Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport. - Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, May 17, commissioned some of the key projects in the state. President Muhammadu Buhari will pay a one-day visit to Imo state on Tuesday, May 21.

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

The results could lead to a step-change in how we fight this crime. Dr Claire Nee, of the University of Portsmouth, leading a team of international researchers from the Netherlands has pioneered the use of virtual environments to study crime. In the first re-enactment of a burglary by experienced....

WCO and EU collaborate on reducing organised crime

The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the European Union (EU) are partners in a new project called “COLIBRI”, which aims to step up international coordination and efforts with the main aim of combating organised crime and the challenges raised by cocaine trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in West and Central Africa.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to get new terminal

Airport CEO Sean Donohue announced plans Monday for Terminal F on the site of a parking lot. It would include up to 24 new gates for U.S. and international flights. The airport currently has 164 gates spread across five terminals. DFW is American Airlines' largest hub airport, and the airline is backing the expansion plan.

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'We should get the hell out of here': Ex-diplomat recalls mission to rescue students in Chornobyl disaster

In the spring of 1986, Hector Cowan, a 38-year-old diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Moscow, got a first clue about the Chornobyl nuclear accident while at th...

Building checked in threat response

Police in Northwest Arkansas responded to a bomb threat against a federal building Tuesday after a person heard the apparent threat while listening to his short...

Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, Pages 1130: Satellite-based Cloudiness and Solar Energy Potential in Texas and Surrounding Regions

Abstract Global horizontal irradiance (i.e., shortwave downward solar radiation received by a horizontal surface on the ground) is an important geophysical vari...

Listen to Dateline Pacific for 10 May 2019

Efforts to refloat a stricken ship in Solomon Islands finally get underway; British MPs debate West Papua; Hopes a new Australian broadcasting boss will restore...

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From cardboard factory to the kantei ? Yoshihide Suga gets PR makeover as rumors of PM bid soar

A photo of Suga relishing a snack of pancakes — a favorite of his — recently re-emerged online after his announcement of Japan’s new imperial era name, Reiwa (b...

Audit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda

By Brian Padden May 21, 2019. The U.S. government service charged with delivering objective news into Cuba produces both "bad journalism" and "ineffective propa...

Yekaterinburg Events Seen Costing ROC MP Members, Sparking Demand For ‘A Different Christianity’ – OpEd

That has been widely recognized (e.g., sibreal.org/a/29952385.html ). But the consequences for religious life – and thus, in the Russian context, politics as we...

Audit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda

released Tuesday. The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees taxpayer-funded international broadcasting, ordered the audit of the Office of Cuban ...

International Day of Biodiversity celebrated at EIT

EIT celebrated the International Day of Biological Diversity together with the team from Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay and 100 supporters. The ceremony held at EIT f...

Arab Report: PA pressed to participate in the Bahrain conference

. The London-based pan-Arabic newspaper Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat reports that elements in Arab countries and international bodies are exerting pressure on the Palest...

The residential garage with the looks of a luxury car showroom

Designed by Kenstrom Architects and executed by Beebo Constructions, the residential garage was created for a family with children nearing driving age. Two prod...

World Cup exile Alex Hales will still cheer on England

LONDON: Alex Hales insists he will still support England at the upcoming World Cup despite his shock exile from international cricket. The Nottinghamshire batsm...

World Cup 2019: Orange secondary colour for Men in Blue

CHENNAI: Team India won't be just Men in Blue this World Cup. As the International Cricket Council (ICC) is introducing home and away kits in the upcoming tourn...

Loud and clear: AIR Jeypore gets boost with high-tech transmitter

KORAPUT: To reach remote areas and ensure that people listen to radio more clearly without any interruption, a newly installed 100KW digital-ready high-power me...

Face To Face With The Congo (2)

The signature tune of the very interesting programme Radio Ghana compiled and sent, with greetings to our soldiers in the Congo by their families and friends (t...

Who remembers the golden age of Power FM? Rick Jackson

Thirty years ago this week, a radio station began broadcasting that would change my life. That radio station was called Power FM. Until December 4, 1988, the on...

Christian broadcasting studio attacked by arson on Shabbat morning

Police have confirmed that an arson attack occurred over the weekend at Daystar’s Jerusalem studio. “We have opened an investigation,” Israel Police Spokesperso...

Todd Starnes: Democrats poised to destroy religious liberty (yes, you read that correctly)

If Democrats get their way, religious hospitals would be forced to perform abortions, Christian churches would be forced to host events that are contrary to the...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama's near-total abortion ban has 'gone too far' Source: WFTV

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson said Alabama has "gone too far" by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in...

Former lesbian explains why she left same-sex relationship after going back to church

Sarah Sedgwick (The Christian Institute) A woman who had a lesbian partner has opened up about why she ended the relationship after coming back to church four y...

Longtime NYC Radio Station WPLJ Set to Go Off the Air

After nearly 50 years, legendary radio station WPLJ is signing off the air for good. Come the end of May, the station will be off the airwaves after it was purc...

WBVN celebrates 29 years of broadcasting

MARION (WSIL) -- WBVN radio is celebrating nearly three decades in the community. WBVN is a non-profit contemporary Christian radio station based in Marion. 104...

Pa. State Rep: ‘I prayed as I always did’

HARRISBURG — The Republican state representative whose prayer on the House floor earlier this week caused a controversy said on a Christian radio program Thursd...

Papal resignation linked to inquiry into ‘Vatican gay officials’, says paper

Father Federico Lombardi said some were trying to profit from a time of disorientation in the Catholic Church to spread “gossip” and “slander”. Father Lombardi ...

Here’s your first look at Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot series ‘Filthy Rich’ (video)

At least, that's the impression viewers will get from the recently released trailer for the show's pilot episode, which was shot in New Orleans in March. It set...

Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Alabama’s new abortion ban , which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a la...

Here’s your first look at Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot series ‘Filthy Rich’ (video)

At least, that's the impression viewers will get from the recently released trailer for the show's pilot episode, which was shot in New Orleans in March. It set...

Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Alabama’s new abortion ban , which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a la...

Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot ‘Filthy Rich’ ordered to series

Created by "The Help" filmmaker and Mississippi native Tate Taylor, "Filthy Rich" is based on a New Zealand series of the same name. It is described as a prime-...

TESTING TIME Chris Evans told his testosterone levels are low and he’s ‘running on fumes’

Chris has early starts on the radio show, where he was delivered the news by fitness guru Matt Roberts. Matt was in the studio today to deliver Chris, 53, and h...

Faster and more resilient communications for NATO naval forces

. May 2019 by Patrick LEBRETON For armed forces on joint and allied operations, the ability to share vast amounts of tactical information in the battlespace is ...

Motorola : Romanian Police Deploys New Communications Technology to Increase Safety

Motorola Solutions will deliver 10,000 TETRA digital two-way radios to the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police. BUCHAREST, Romania - May 21, 2019 - ' lo...

MamaMancini's Commences Second Major SiriusXM Radio Campaign of 2019

Campaign will run from May 20 through Memorial Day and Early June EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MM...

MamaMancini's Commences Second Major SiriusXM Radio Campaign of 2019

Campaign will run from May 20 through Memorial Day and Early June EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MM...

DSO Nigeria: Putting the records straight

By Uche Ejimofor. History was made on April 30, 2016, in Jos, the Plateau State capital when the federal government launched the pilot phase of the digital tran...

StarTimes To Broadcast Live Kotoko vs Asec Mi...

StarTimes, Africa’s leading digital TV operator is scheduled to broadcast live the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II commemorative Cup match on Sunday, May 26th 2019. The ga...

Press corps call for payoffs for TV operator employees

The press corps associations are urging the telecom regulator to force digital television operators which plan to return their broadcasting licences, to compens...

Airtel and Shemaroo launch ‘The Horror TV’,

MUMBAI: Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, and Shemaroo Entertainment, India’s leading content house, today launched ‘The Horror TV – Ab Lagega Da...

Fraunhofer IIS : Licenses MPEG-H Audio Patents to LG Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS is pleased to announce the licensing of its MPEG-H Audio patents to LG Electronics Inc., allowing LG to produce products which feature MPEG-H Aud...

Azercell’s “Mobile Dental Clinic” continues to organize free medical examinations

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14. Trend: Azercell, which aims to increase the quality of human life through the modern technologies, as part of its Corporate Social Res...

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Awards ModalAI Contract to Develop Next-Generation UAS (Drone) Technology

SAN DIEGO May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Â The U.S. Army, through the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit, has awarded ModalAI, Inc. a contract t...

Federated Wireless Wraps Up ESC Network Deployment for CBRS

Federated Wireless on Monday said it has wrapped up deployment of its nationwide environmental sensing capability (ESC) network, making the vendor ready for ini...

The Realities Of Smart City Development

When most people speak about smart cities, they often imagine a futuristic metropolis, as depicted in movies and television. In reality, smart cities will be th...

Where Can You Get 5G? This Map Shows You

speeds you desire. Credit: Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ookla, which already provides a Speedtest tool for mobile...

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur episode

BPN. (NNS1-JUN2) The Public Broadcasting Service, which distributes shows to public television stations, considered a substantial dues increase in order to enha...

Former state's witness to court: I face loss of millions in Hungary

. Former state's witness Mickey Ganor has presented a court with a warning from a Hungarian bank that it has started the process of putting a €25 million lien ...

Portland drafts ordinance to crackdown on short-term rentals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s mayor is planning to introduce an ordinance that would force online short-term rental companies like Airbnb to take down unperm...

Report: Gazans tried to fire missile at IDF helicopter

. Sources in the military factions in Gaza claim that during the last round of fighting there, there was an attempt to fire a missile at an Israel Defense Forc...

Bureau of the Royal Household released photos of King and Queen

May 20, 2019; Bureau of the Royal Household has released photos of King and Queen and videos of the recent royal coronation. Download for free at and © Copyri...

DePauw University celebrates WGRE's 70th birthday

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) -- WGRE on DePauw University's campus is the oldest college radio station in the country. "There's not many of us left and so the fact ...

Trent Reznor’s love letter to The Cure: Read his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech

Reznor counts The Cure and singer Robert Smith among his greatest influences for Nine Inch Nails, which formed in Cleveland in the late ‘80s. During his inducti...

KBGA Radiothon stages annual fundraiser

College radio station KBGA is putting on its annual fundraiser with a heap of events scheduled for the week of Feb. 24-March 2. The Radiothon features several ...

WLCI and Blackout Booking Open Up Semester With Stacked Jan. 19 Show

Culture Mourning [A] BLKstar will headline WLCI Hocking College Radio and Blackout Booking’s first show of the spring 2019 semester. (facebook.com) WLCI and Bl...

Agriculture students sorry for 'lewd' remarks on college radio show

Students at University College Dublin (UCD) have apologised for making offensive comments during a broadcast on college station Belfield FM. 'Keepin' It Countr...

Remarkable photos show life behind the scenes at Radio Caroline

In Europe, Denmark had the first known radio station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from th...

Why Tony Blackburn is positive podcasts won’t kill the radio star

“Have you seen The Boat That Rocked ?” replies Tony Blackburn when I ask him about the pirate radio ships, which broadcast pop and rock music from international...

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, who played a crucial role in the development of what would become the city’s eponymous techno sound, to Slimzee mapping o...

Tributes paid to iconic sports broadcaster Pat McAuliffe

Iconic sports broadcaster and journalist Pat McAuliffe has died. Pat has been a voice of sports and music radio in Cork for over 30 years, featuring prominently...

Fire brigade dealing with major fire in Drogheda

Several units of the fire brigade are attempting to bring a major fire at the former Donaghy’s Mill site in Drogheda, Co Louth, under control. The building, a f...