Press release: Minister for Asia statement on new EU sanctions placed upon 7 members of the Burmese military

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries For journalists Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said: Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Further information The UK was instrumental in delivering today’s introduction of targeted sanctions on 7 individuals from the Burmese military responsible for human rights violations in Rakhine. We were involved in identifying the individuals in question, and led on collecting the evidence required to build the legal case for sanctions against them. We also worked hard to secure the necessary EU consensus to introduce sanctions. These sanctions are a direct response to the appalling violence, including sexual violence, that took place in Rakhine last year. The individuals listed were responsible for units that have been identified as the perpetrators of this violence. This is a message to the Burmese military. The international community is watching. We can and will identify those responsible for atrocities committed. Further names can be added to this list. We will continue to monitor closely the Burmese military’s behaviour across Burma, and build evidence as necessary. The human rights violations in Rakhine on which these listings are based are horrific. While we have welcomed Burma’s announcement of a Commission of Inquiry to look into what took place, UK pressure – and international pressure – will not stop until there is accountability for the perpetrators, and justice for the victims. Email [email protected]last_img read more

Tottenham agree Chadli deal

first_imgTottenham have confirmed an agreement has been reached with FC Twente to sign Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli. Press Association The 23-year-old Chadli, who will discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with the Barclays Premier League club, has spent three seasons in the Eredivisie with Twente and scored in both Champions League ties against Spurs during the 2010-11 season. If the deal is completed without a hitch the winger will join his new team-mates in Hong Kong, where Andre Villas-Boas’s side will compete in the Barclays Asia Trophy. center_img Chadli has 14 international caps after initially representing Morocco in a non-competitive fixture before deciding to turn out for Belgium. He made a name for himself at AGOVV Apeldoorn before enjoying a successful spell in Holland, scoring 31 goals for Twente and prompting Spurs to make their move – with the transfer fee reported to be around £7million. He is likely to become Villas-Boas’ second acquisition of the summer following the signing of Brazil international midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians earlier this month. last_img read more

Ride for Life set for Sept. 12

first_imgBLUE HILL — The 11th Annual Beth C. Wright Ride for Life will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the Blue Hill Peninsula.Starting at the Surry Elementary School, bicycle riders of all ages and levels are invited to ride the eight-mile, 20-mile, 50-mile or 100-mile courses.Proceeds will benefit the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, which provides resources, services and programs at no cost to cancer patients and their families in Washington and Hancock counties.This year, participants can also hike up Blue Hill Mountain. The hike is of moderate intensity, taking about 45 minutes. It is suitable for young children as well as adults.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFood and entertainment will be offered after the ride to all riders, hikers and volunteers at the school.Forming a team is another way to support the ride or hike. Teams can be any size. The team that raises the most money will be treated to dinner at a later date.Volunteers will be needed at the Surry School, along the bike routes and at the hike site.Download a registration form from, or call 664-0339. Register online at read more

NBA Draft 2019: Virginia’s Kyle Guy says ‘there wasn’t much else’ to prove in college

first_img Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans want All-Star, young player, 2 picks in exchange for star “It was high energy. Really high pace.”@UVAMensHoops guard Kyle Guy on the speed of his pre-Draft workout in Sactown 🎥— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 10, 2019″Obviously you want to ride the high of winning at the pinnacle of college basketball,” Guy told reporters. “At the same time I felt there wasn’t much else I could prove at that level. I’ve carried a chip on my shoulder since I was a young kid because I’ve had to re-prove myself at every level.”Guy led the Cavaliers in scoring in 2018-19, averaging 15.4 points per game en route to a 35-3 season, which was topped off by a national championship. Despite his success, there was speculation that he might return to college for his senior season instead of entering the 2019 draft. Related News James Harden, Anthony Davis lead players invited to USA Basketball camp Kyle Guy is confident he can make a place for himself in the NBA.The former Virginia guard said Monday following a workout with the Kings he felt he did everything he needed to in college. This assured him he should pursue his dream of playing professionally now, rather than later.center_img “I’ve said it at every media interview. I’m a guy who has to skydive with no parachute. I can’t have one foot in and one foot out,” Guy said. “After talking to my family I decided that (entering the draft) was the best decision.”Sacramento has two second-round picks in the draft — one of which is the very last selection. Either could be used on Guy if he’s still available, making him a part of one of the NBA’s more promising young franchises — featuring the likes of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley and others. “It’s been fun. I just try to cherish every moment,” Guy said.The NBA Draft is set to take place Thursday, June 20 at the Barclays Center.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University will Serve as the Custodial Institution for Marylhurst…

first_imgFacebook85Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityMarylhurst University, located in Marylhurst, Oregon, announced in May 2018 that it would close by the end of the calendar year. The university chose to partner with Saint Martin’s University to continue its legacy. As part of the agreement, Marylhurst will transfer a $3.14 million endowment to Saint Martin’s, which will generate over $100,000 in scholarships annually to future Saint Martin’s students. Saint Martin’s will serve as the custodial institution for Marylhurst University’s records and transcripts. In addition, Marylhurst alumni will be able to opt-in to communications from Saint Martin’s to connect with fellow alumni and stay up-to-date on important information, special events and future programs. Marylhurst alumni can opt-in through a special page on the Saint Martin’s website.“As a fellow Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Martin’s University is honored to partner with Marylhurst University to serve as a custodial institution and to assist its alumni,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We look forward to welcoming Marylhurst alumni into our community.”Marylhurst University was in operation for 125 years. In 1859, 12 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary left their home in Quebec to establish an educational community in Portland, Oregon. St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors that same year, expanding to St. Mary’s Academy and College in 1893, and in 1930, the college operations relocated to the current campus nestled between the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. In its early days, Marylhurst College provided higher education to young women. In 1974, Marylhurst transitioned to a co-educational college for lifelong learners, one of the first in the nation, serving older students returning to complete degrees. In 1998, Marylhurst became a university, adding master’s degrees and online degree completion programs. With each turn, Marylhurst University provided access to a quality education to those whose opportunities were limited by gender, age, location and other barriers. Marylhurst University has awarded thousands of degrees, with more than 12,000 living alumni today.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at read more

Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe

first_imgThe Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Northern Europe this week as temperatures soar to 40 degrees.Record-breaking temperatures have hit Northern France while parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also feeling the heat.Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “Our members are advising holidaymakers staying in affected areas to stay hydrated throughout their stay and to avoid direct sunlight during the hottest periods of the day. We are encouraging all travellers to follow the advice of the local authorities which are implementing measures to tackle the extreme heat.” European destinations have introduced air-conditioned rooms, water mists, temporary fountains and other measures to tackle the hot temperatures.The ITAA always recommends that holidaymakers check the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website for further information before travelling and to download the TravelWise app, which is designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NOPE. – Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Some geocaches make us face our fears. For the acrophobic, a tree climbing geocache is a test. For hydrophobics, paddle caches are terrifying. For arachnophobics, like me, this geocache is a big fat NOPE. However, just looking at the logs and photos shows that plenty of geocachers aren’t afraid and are even elated to see a gigantic arachnid coming down from a tree. The furry spider looks pretty friendly, so I’d probably conquer my fear and give it a shot. What the Geocache owner, fobofobic, has to say:“Many years ago in my neighborhood, somewhere around Halloween time, somebody placed a big black hairy spider on the post of a stop sign. I would drive by it numerous times a day and it always brought a smile to my face…When it was time to hide my first geocache, I remembered that silly spider. The idea rolled around in my head for quite some time before I came up with the final idea of where and how to place the geocache.The feedback that I received from the logs has been humbling. I particularly enjoy hearing about families that have stopped and found it. Because the location is not far from where I live, I am able to drive by and check on her frequently. This has also given me several opportunities to meet other geocachers that I have spotted searching for it. I have to admit that I get many smiles from logs and photos, and the favorite points gives me a warm feeling inside.I’d like to thank the cachers who have left logs on this geocache. Their kind words have encouraged me to continue to try to hide unique geocaches. Also, a big thank you to some of the local cachers that have gone above and beyond with their creativity, their ambitious caches continue to inspire me. To the geocaching community, all of the volunteers and those cachers that truly try to make the sport more interesting, I have the at utmost gratitude and respect for you. It continues to amaze me how many wonderful people there are in the sport. Geocachers are truly a unique bunch of folks, with huge hearts and quick smiles. Thank you all, for everything you’ve given me.” Photos:Two brave geocachers with the spider. Photo by oceansurf182The beast coming down from its lair. Photo by HockeyHiker19How you release the beast. Photo by Joe-n-Jane What’s your biggest geocaching fear? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More What geocachers are saying:“Jeepers had to drag me to this cache! I gave in pretty quickly, actually, when he looked in the car window with a big grin on his face. That was fun! Fave point! SL TFTC!” – jeeperspeepers“This was a great cache, especially the day after Halloween. This is one of the best caches that I have ever seen. Thank you for the creativity. This gets my first Favorite Point!” – barefootfamily“Pulled up and almost immediately spotted this awesome cache. We both laughed with delight (as did a few muggles passing by, who seemed to think we were getting an early start on Halloween) Very clever! Gets a favorite point from me.” – twofalls ACK! THIS IS MY NIGHTMARE. Photo by monkeymoo5Geocache Name:Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) SharePrint RelatedKuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Maybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”It’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the WeekSeptember 25, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”last_img read more