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IMF and Egypt reach agreement on economic review for final $2bn loan installment

The International Monetary Fund reached an agreement with Egypt on the fifth and final review of its economic reform programme, which would unlock a $2 billion (Dh7.34bn) final loan tranche. The agreement is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board, bringing the total disbursements under the....

CARICOM MUST UNIFY TO RESIST IMPOSITION OF OAS BOSS

By Sir Ronald Sanders Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person, holding such an....

Arsenal star hopes to play last Gunners game in Europa League final vs Chelsea

Although the player will travel with the squad it is not known what involvement, if any, the England international will have during the final on May 29. It is expected to be a farewell game for Welbeck, after Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirmed the player will be leaving the club when his contract expires in the summer.

Weekly review: PSX in grip of bears as index falls for 7th successive week

KARACHI: Volatility marred trading at the stock market in the outgoing week as agreement for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan programme and fresh rupee depreciation drove market sentiments. The benchmark KSE 100-share Index shed 1,550 points or 4.5% during the week to settle at 33,166 points.

German star in Cannes a go-to actor for Hollywood

German actor August Diehl poses during a photo session during the 2nd edition of the Cannes International Series Festival (Canneseries) in Cannes April 8, 2019. — AFP pic. CANNES, May 19 — He’s played an SS assassin for Quentin Tarantino and shared a bed with Angelina Jolie in a spy thriller.

Intâ l Museum Day organised at Lok Virsa

Islamabad : The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) organised a one-day museology workshop in "Textile Objects: Conservation, Preservation and Restoration" marking the International Museum Day 2019. Around forty participants from different Museums and Provincial....

ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

Marriott International organized the 10th annual “Iftar for Cabs” initiative at its hotels in the Middle East and Africa, including 23 properties in Saudi Arabia. During the hour of iftar on Tuesday, cab drivers who drove through the main entrance of any of the participating hotels received complimentary iftar packs to break their fast.

STC appoints Fay Al-Alshaikh as product portfolio GM

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Bosna Bank International (BBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 16 in Jeddah. The MoU is related to a new initiative — the Global Platform for Private Sector — where the two institutions and community of....

Rohingya man arrested at Delhi airport with fake Indian passport

A 24-year-old Rohingya from Myanmar was arrested from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly procuring a fake Indian passport and an Aadhaar card to travel to Indonesia from the national capital. The Delhi Police said that the man, one Mohammed Faisal, had applied for....

Deepening local content access in Nigeria

by FISAYO OGUNDIPE. With the television broadcast industry undergoing a transition from analogue television to the initial test-running of digital television (DTT) in 1998, there was a huge expectation globally that a more refined digital television would be within the reach of all and sundry.

Kano Emirate crisis and Ganduje’s contempt of court

HOMAGE—International business magnate and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, paying homage to the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday.With them are Makama, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim; Wali, Mahe Bashir Wali; Jarma, Professor Isa Hashim; Dallatu, Alhaji Muhammad....

UK entry Michael Rice finishes last at the Eurovision Song Contest

The UK has been snubbed at the Eurovision Song Contest coming last for the first time since 2010. Michael Rice scored just 16 points between the public vote and international jury vote. The Hartlepool native sang Bigger Than Us at the Expo Tel Aviv venue in Israel against a backdrop of a starry night sky and racing comets.

U.S. SENATE DELAYS WAGE HIKE IN AMERICAN SAMOA

Minimum pay was to climb from $2.68 to $3.18 per hour. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Sept. 29, 2010) – The US Senate has passed by unanimous consent a bill delaying the next 50 cent increase in the minimum wages in American Samoa and the CNMI.

UK entry Michael Rice finishes last at the Eurovision Song Contest

The UK has been snubbed at the Eurovision Song Contest coming last for the first time since 2010. Michael Rice scored just 16 points between the public vote and international jury vote. The Hartlepool native sang Bigger Than Us at the Expo Tel Aviv venue in Israel against a backdrop of a starry night sky and racing comets.

Wisconsin Students Crowned America's Top Rocketeers

The students from Madison West will now represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge at the Paris International Air Show in June, facing off against teams from France, the UK, and Japan. "This feels amazing I didn't expect us to win today," said team captain Jacob Mello.

Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Art Exhibition Opens at the Shanghai Exhibition Center

Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang is an international virtuoso living in the United States. She has attained the highest artistic achievement of the Class of Ease. Her paintings are both super-realistic and abstracted in a surrealistic style. The physical forms in her art emanate a spiritual dimension. Dr. Wang's skills are exquisite and profound.

No quick fixes, Sri Lankan cricket needs a bottom-up overhaul .com

Sri Lanka have lost 16 of their last 18 international matches, so there are rumours floating around about replacing the coach again. Rumours that Sri Lanka Cricket has inquired about the availability of top coaches overseas. That the island's sports ministry - essentially running cricket in the....

What I learnt after doing all my food shopping in Spring Bank

The face of Spring Bank has changed dramatically over the years with traditional stores such as fishmongers and greengrocers being replaced by international supermarkets and European corner shops. Compared to how it used to look in the early noughties, the iconic west Hull street paints a very....

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

PARIS — The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it would not sign an international accord intended to pressure the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content, highlighting a broader divide between the United States and other countries over government’s role in determining what content is acceptable online.

Enugu Approves Further Works on International Conference Centre

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in furtherance of its concerted efforts to ensure the completion of the hitherto abandoned Enugu International Conference Centre, has approved the procurement and installation of external glass at the main auditorium of the edifice.

Video: Sterling doubles City lead in FA Cup Final after wonderful Silva pass

Manchester City have doubled their lead against Watford in today’s FA Cup Final, England international Raheem Sterling tapped the ball into the net after a wonderful team move. In the 38th minute of the tie, City superstar Bernardo Silva played an inch-perfect pass over Watford’s defence into the....

Kenya to finalize IMF deal in two months, rate cap "no issue"

Kenya expects to finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund within two months and the lender is not insisting on a removal of the interest rate cap as a precondition for a new deal, finance minister Henry Rotich said on Thursday. The east African country is discussing a new standby credit facility with the IMF.

Kenyan runner Wambui fears Caster rules will end career The Citizen

Kenya’s Olympic 800 metres bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera Wambui can feel her career slipping away from her, with no idea when, or if, she will be able to compete internationally again. The 24-year-old is one of several star female athletes affected by an International Association of Athletics....

Kenya to finalise IMF deal within two months, rate cap no issue -Finance Minister

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Kenya expects to finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund within two months and the lender is not insisting on a removal of the interest rate cap as a precondition for a new deal, finance minister Henry Rotich said on Thursday. The east African country is discussing a new standby credit facility with the IMF.

CSTO foreign ministers to meet in Bishkek on 22 May

Bishkek, May 18, 2019. / Kabar /. A session of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 22 May, has learned. Opinions about topical problems of international and regional security will be exchanged during the restricted-attendance part of the session.

Rate cap no longer an issue as Kenya eyes IMF deal by August

Kenya expects to finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund within two months and the lender is not insisting on a removal of the interest rate cap as a precondition for a new deal, finance minister Henry Rotich said on Thursday. The east African country is discussing a new standby credit facility with the IMF.

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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...