Golden West radio sorry for running ad that downplayed residential schools

first_imgSTEINBACH, Man. – A company that operates a chain of radio stations is apologizing for running a paid advertisement that downplayed the effect of the residential school system on Indigenous people.Manitoba-based Golden West says the one-time program produced by the Frontier Centre For Public Policy was broadcast on some of its radio stations in Saskatchewan.The two-minute-long ad said it was a myth that residential schools robbed Indigenous kids of their childhood and that most Indigenous children never went to the schools.The spot also suggested it wasn’t true that residential schools stripped Indigenous children of their language and culture, and it disputed the intergenerational trauma of residential schools.Golden West says it has been a leader on the Prairies for 60 years in broadcasting positive, uplifting content.The company says the paid ad does not reflect the views of Golden West in any way.“We apologize for the aired commercial, and for the impact it had on our listeners,” Golden West says in a release. “An apology is being issued on the affected stations, and measures are being taken to ensure material like this does not air on our stations in the future.”Officials at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Winnipeg-based think-tank, were not immediately available for comment.The centre’s website says it received charitable status in 1999 and has offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard from more than 6,000 witnesses over six years and its final report in 2015 found that residential schools amounted to cultural genocide.Around 150,000 Indigenous children went to residential schools and it’s estimated around 6,000 children died.In 2008, the federal government apologized to former students saying it was a sad chapter in Canada’s history and the policy of assimilation was wrong.last_img read more

RAM to Launch 3 Weekly Casablanca-Miami Direct Flights in April 2019

Rabat – Royal Air Maroc has released new information about its new three times a week Casablanca-Miami flight.In a statement issued October 17, RAM said that its new direct flights between Casablanca and Miami will operate Wednesdays, Fridays, and  Sundays.RAM will launch the non-stop flight on April 3, 2019. All flights will use the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with 274 seats, including 18 in business class. Flights departing from Casablanca are scheduled at 4:20 p.m. local time. Arrival in Miami is scheduled at 8:05 p.m. local time.Read Also: Royal Air Maroc to Launch Miami-Casablanca Non-Stop Flight April 2019Departure from Miami is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. local time, while arrival is scheduled at 10:55 a.m. local time.In August, Miami International Airport (MIA) quoted Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola, who commended Royal Air Maroc’s request to link Casablanca and Miami with a non-stop flight.He said, “Royal Air Maroc’s announcement is a major milestone in the 90-year history of Miami International Airport. We have long sought to re-establish nonstop passenger service to Africa, and to accomplish that with an airline and a destination of this caliber is an added bonus.”Royal Air Maroc submitted its request to the US Department of Transportation to get approval for its Miami-Casablanca offer on July 26.Read Also: Royal Air Maroc to Launch New Casablanca-Athens FlightIn its recent statement, Royal Air Maroc also shared its interest in linking Africa to Central America through the “many connections” that Miami offers as a major hub. RAM has also had direct flights linking Morocco with New York and Washington, D.C., for 40 years.Created in 1957, RAM flies into more than 90 destinations with 55 airplanes. read more

CNN Ranks Mount Toubkal in Top 23 Hiking Destinations in the…

Rabat – American news outlet CNN has listed Morocco’s Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, as the one of the 23 best destinations for hiking in the world.“The path upwards rises from the village of Imlil, passing over a dry river before rising sharply through the shrine at Sidi Chamharouch and on towards a large mountain hut,” said the news outlet.CNN, however, said that a local guide is a “must” in the region for a better adventure. “After overnighting here, hikers strap on crampons and set off up the snowfield to the summit, where the Atlas Mountains open out and the views are relentless.”Read Also: 8 must-dos in Imlil village, Mount ToubkalThe ranking illustrates that tourism in the region has not been affected after the murder of two Scandinavian tourists near Imlil at the base of Mount Toubkal in December 2018.Morocco’s security services found the bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway on December 17.Following the Imlil murders, senior Moroccan officials said that every country faces the threat of terrorism.Morocco’s security services arrested at least 22 suspects in connection to the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists.The High Atlas Mountains maintain their charm and still attract international and local tourists who prefer outdoor activities.In March, over 100 Danish tourists visited Imlil to show the world that Morocco is a safe country with hospitable people. read more

Construction sites warned over dengue breeding grounds

“If a construction site disregards the notice given to clear dengue breeding grounds then steps must be taken to cancel clearance given for the project by the local council till steps are taken to clear the dengue breeding grounds,” he said. Musthapha said that he will have discussions with the relevant authorities, including the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), on the matter. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha today warned that measures will be taken to suspend the clearance given to construction sites in Colombo and other parts of the country if they fail to adhere to the notice issued over dengue breeding grounds.The warning comes following reports a project director of the Chinese company handling the construction of the Shangri-La Hotel in Galle Face was arrested for maintaining dengue breeding grounds. He said there is a possibility of several dengue breeding grounds being formed at construction sites and so measures must be taken to arrest the situation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa imminent

Yet, close scrutiny of the agreement and the statements / events relating to the procurement revealed blatant irregularities and the manipulation of facts to conceal fraud and corruption.The purchase of four MiG-27 aircraft by the Defence Ministry in 2006 at a cost of US$ 2.462 million each and the procedure followed in relation to their purchase had been clouded in mystery till Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi, two key ministers who broke away from the Rajapaksa government, made a complaint to the Bribery Commission alleging corruption on the part of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. However, on the advice of some officials, the move was dropped, sources added. Sources close to Rajapaksa told The Sunday Leader that the former Defence Secretary was aware of moves to arrest him soon.On July 26, 2006, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) on behalf of the government signed an agreement with Ukrinmash (a Ukranian company) for the supply of four MIG 27 aircraft as well as the overhauling of four existing SLAF MiG 27 aircraft. Soon after, the government announced that the MiG 27s met with the specifications required for Ground Attack Fighters. The arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is imminent, well informed sources told The Sunday Leader. Sources said that a discussion had been held last week between government officials from the legal and security establishments on taking Rajapaksa into custody to face charges against him.Rajapaksa returned from the United States last week following a private visit and according to sources he was to be arrested at the airport. Rajapaksa is expected to be arrested in relation to ongoing investigations over the controversial MiG aircraft deal. read more

TOMRA division reflects on 25 years of sensorbased sorting in mining

first_imgTOMRA’s sensor sorting systems are celebrating 25 years of operation in the mining space.The past quarter of a century has seen high-value, high-quality recovery and innovation led by sustainability and record-breaking achievements, the company said.TOMRA Sorting Mining’s history and success dates back to 1993 when Commodas applied its core sensor-based technology to a mining application.The optical sorting solution was tested on an industrial scale to separate calcium carbonate (CaCo3) from other materials in order to recover higher values of CaCo3, which is an essential element used in everyday products, such as paper.In this application, the sorting technology automatically removed grey and dark rocks from the bulk feed and achieved excellent results. This led to, in 1994, two large-scale machines featuring this technology being introduced to Hermsdorf (Erzgebirge), Germany. This installation successfully ran for eighteen years.In 2006, Commodas joined the TOMRA Group forming part of TOMRA Sorting – a leading solution provider in mining, recycling and food industries.“Today, TOMRA Sorting Mining equipment can be found in a variety of challenging environments and extreme climates around the world. Our combined strengths of expert industry knowledge, proprietary technology and qualified engineer support service significantly benefit our customers in this dynamic industry,” the company said.“TOMRA Sorting Mining solutions have enabled the recovery of the world’s largest diamond in over 100 years, the world’s largest sorting plant with an 1,880 t/h feeder, the industry’s highest sorting plan at 4800 metres above sea level, many additional notable diamond recoveries and the Innovation Award of Peru.During the 25th anniversary year, TOMRA Sorting Mining will introduce the new COM Series XRT 2.0 (pictured). Based on the successful XRT sorter, the new COM Series XRT 2.0 is a true evolution with industry-leading standards for robustness, throughput and availability, according to the company.last_img read more

5 thoughts from this weekends Premier League games

first_imgIt remains to be seen whether Sherwood will be given the opportunity to take the role on a permanent basis but he didn’t do his chances any harm at St Mary’s.5. Coleman continues to shineJust like their city rivals, Everton currently hold one of the top four berths and are unbeaten in 10 games after today’s 2-1 win away to Swansea.Roberto Martinez, who began his managerial career with the Welsh side before moving on to Wigan, has put his faith in 20-year-old Ross Barkley and the midfielder again came up with the goods with an outstandingly-struck 84th-minute free-kick.From an Irish perspective, it is refreshing to see both Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy excel at a club in the top half of the Premier League. While McCarthy was his usual reliable self, Killybegs full-back Coleman was a constant threat going forward and scored a 25-yard rocket on 66 minutes.With four Premier League goals, Coleman is the top-scoring Irish player this term — which also says a lot about how our strikers have been faring.Two goals in the final two minutes secures dream debut for 17-year old Jairo RiedewaldBarkley’s stunning free-kick sees Everton move into top four 1. Liverpool reaching lofting heightsIF ARSENAL’S MEETING with Chelsea ends in a draw tomorrow night, Liverpool fans will be able to tuck into turkey and ham in the knowledge that their club is top of the Premier League on Christmas Day.It is four years since that last happened and although Brendan Rodgers has been determined to play down their chances of a first title in 24 years, he must be incredibly satisfied with how the first half of the season has gone.Many believed Luis Suarez’s days at the club were numbered last summer but with 19 goals from his last 13 appearances, the Uruguayan, who signed new long term contract signed this week, has been head and shoulders above everyone else since returning from his 10-match ban.His two latest goals helped see off Cardiff but the Reds face their biggest test so far when they travel to the Etihad for a mouth-watering fixture on St Stephen’s Day.2. Januzaj must cut out divingManchester United’s win over West Ham was their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions since the back-to-back defeats to Everton and Newcastle earlier this month.As bad as West Ham were on the day, David Moyes will have been encouraged by the performance but was forced to defend Belgian teenager Adnan Januzaj after the talented teenager was booked for simulation for the second time this season.Moyes was critical about the physical treatment Januzaj has been receiving lately (saying he has been “kicked in every game, upside down”) and added that his reason for going down was because he felt he was about to tripped by James Collins’ leg, which he pulled back at the last moment.It comes as no surprise that the United boss would defend his player publicly, but he needs to cut it out of Januzaj’s game, just as Alex Ferguson did with Cristiano Ronaldo, as he is undoubtedly a fine prospect.3. City still scoring freely without AgueroManuel Pellegrini will not have been happy about news last week that his top scorer Sergio Aguero is facing a month on the sidelines due to a calf problem.Before yesterday’s 4-2 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage, Manchester City had already found the back of the net 47 times from 16 games — more than any other club in the Premier League.And with Aguero missing, players from other positions stepped up to chip in with goals. A single point behind Liverpool going into their clash on Thursday, City will be confident that their home form will be enough to see them leapfrog the Merseysiders.4. Sherwood stakes a claim for Spurs jobIt was clear when Tottenham’s starting line-up was announced earlier this afternoon that interim boss Tim Sherwood was planning to play attacking football away to Southampton.In a 4-4-2 systerm, a midfield four of Moussa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Erik Lamela were tasked with feeding a brand new strike partnership in Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.Spurs did go behind to Adam Lallana’s opener early but the game plan, and in particular the decision to start Adebayor, ultimately paid off. Frozen out by the previous manager Andre Villas-Boas, who persisted with a lone frontman, the Togolese forward followed up his first goal of the season on Wednesday with a double.last_img read more

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years

first_imgGRANTS AND SUPPORTS for Irish farmers will total €4 billion over the next six years.Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has announced details of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 which he says demonstrates a “commitment to a strategic investment in rural Ireland”.The RDP is backed by the EU and the plan for Ireland’s allocation will now be submitted to the European Commission for approval.Environmentally friendly farmers are entitled to grants of up to €7,000 per year under the Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) and a top-up for farmers who take on particularly challenging actions. The budget fot theses programmes are €1.45 billion over the six years.There are also additional supports for farmers who work in difficult areas and a specific grant for farmers based on an island.Others details of the six-year plan include:€395 million for On Farm Capital Investment.€44 million for Organic Farming.€295 million for cattle breeding programmes.€112 million for Knowledge Transfer Measures.“The new Rural Development Programme has been developed following an extensive process of stakeholder consultation over the last 18 months,” Minister Coveney said.The submission of Ireland’s Programme to the European Commission marks a further important step building on the successful negotiation of a new Common Agricultural Policy under Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union.Read: ‘There’s much more to Macra than farming’ >Read: Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn >last_img read more

Minor schoolgirl abducted

first_imgMap of ThakurgaoA written complaint was filed on Saturday following abduction of a schoolgirl from Kochubari Krishnapur village in Thakurgaon sadar upazila on Wednesday.The victim is a class-VII student of Salandar Girls School in the upazila, reports UNB.Victim’s Ahida Khatun filed the written complaint with Thakurgaon police station.According to the complaint, Rinki Islam Robi, 25, son of a certain Siddiq Ali of Singparha village of the upazila, used to tease the girl. Rabi abducted the girl by a motorcycle from in front of a shop near her house on 23 May.On Saturday noon, Robi threatened the abducted girl’s father Abdul Hamid over mobile phone saying not to do anything in this matter.He allegedly said if they don’t follow him, he will kill the girl and send to him in a packet.Local union parishad chairman Mahbub Alam Mukul confirmed the incident, saying that the person named Rabiul Islam Robi abducted the girl.Sadar police station officer-in-charge Md Abdul Latif Mia said the complaint was received.Police are trying to find out the girl, he added.last_img read more

Chinese miner killed in Barapukuria coal mine

first_imgMap of DinajpurA Chinese miner was killed and a Bangladesh worker sustained injuries in an accident in an underground tunnel of Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur early Thursday, reports UNB.The mine authority could not reveal name of the victim immediately.The incident took place around 4:00am when stones and mining materials fell on them while they were working in the tunnel, leaving one dead and another injured, said AKM Badrul Alam, deputy managing director of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company.The injured was given first aid, he added.last_img read more

Texas Bobsledder Finishes 14th At Olympics After Appendectomy

first_imgWhat are two sports with Texas ties? Believe it or not: bobsledding and speedskating. The final run in the two-man bobsled competition happened in PyeongChang, early Monday morning. San Antonio’s Justin Olsen ended up in 14th place, with teammate Evan Weinstock. In an e-mailed statement over the weekend, the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said “… just entering the race was a victory for Olsen and Weinstock. Thirteen days ago it seemed unlikely that the U.S. duo would even be in the start order- Olsen was rushed to the hospital on the evening of Monday, Feb. 5, just two nights before unofficial training, with acute appendicitis.”Olsen and Weinstock 14th to conclude one of the most exciting Olympic bobsled races in history! Check out full results here, and be sure to cheer on #TeamUSA in women’s bobsled tomorrow and four-man this weekend! ➡️— USA Bobsled Skeleton (@USBSF) February 19, 2018And also during the two-man bobsled competition: former Texas football sensation Sam McGuffie, from Cypress, placed 25th, along with his teammate Codie Bascue.News 88.7 caught up with McGuffie’s former head football coach at Rice University, David Edward Bailiff. “I’m so proud of him,” said Bailiff. “It’s remarkable to think I’ve coached a young man who’s representing the United States.” Bailiff also said he’s not surprised McGuffie’s explosive endurance on the football field translated well into bobsledding. “You know, he’s extremely explosive. He’s got endurance…. Just with the acceleration that’s needed. We used to talk about it as a staff, of just how he was down the field 10 or 15 yards, in the blink of an eye.”The other U.S. sled, Nick Cunningham and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, placed 21st. Canada and Germany tied for the gold medal, in the two-man bobsled competition. The four-man competition will be held on February 24th and 25th. And in speedskating: U.S. speedskater Jonathan Garcia, from Katy, raced in the men’s 500 meters, early Monday morning. He placed 23rd. Norway placed first. Sharelast_img read more

2016 Loudoun County Freedom Fund Gala

first_imgThe NAACP Freedom Fund Gala will be held on October 8 at the Dulles Airport Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Va. 20171. The event starts at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased on line at

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Axumin PET Injection Now Commercially Available in United States

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Axumin is a novel molecular imaging agent indicated for use in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to identify suspected sites of prostate cancer recurrence in men who have elevated blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) following prior treatment.Axumin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 27, 2016, and is the first FDA-approved F-18 PET imaging agent indicated for use in patients with suspected recurrent prostate cancer.Axumin will be commercially available through Siemens’ PETNET Solutions, Blue Earth Diagnostics’ manufacturer and exclusive commercial distributor in the United States. Initial commercial production of Axumin will be underway at certain Siemens’ PETNET Solutions radiopharmacies, with increasingly broader availability planned in the coming months.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Ponant wants to work with travel agents to get more Canadians on

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Luxury Travel, Ponant Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Friday, February 9, 2018 Ponant wants to work with travel agents to get more Canadians on its luxury ships TORONTO — Travellers need expert advice when they’re planning a $25,000 Antarctica cruise. So it’s no surprise that nine out of 10 bookings for Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions – for Antarctica, the Arctic or warmer ports of call in more than 80 countries around the world – come through travel agents.“Well upwards of 90% of our bookings come through the trade,” says Navin Sawhney, CEO, Ponant USA. With a high-end product like Ponant, and price points to match, “people need an expert to tell them this is the right way to travel.”So far only a very small fraction of those bookings come from Canada, but with the help of travel agents as well as Vanessa Lee and her company Cruise Strategies, which represents Ponant in Canada, Sawhney is looking to boost volume from this market. “We plan to increase it quite rapidly,” he says, not just for FIT but groups as well.Navin Sawhney, CEO, Ponant USA and Theresa Gatta, VP Sales, North AmericaLee and her team at Cruise Strategies hosted Sawhney and Theresa Gatta, VP Sales, North America along with trade and consumer media and industry partners at a reception last night at Toronto’s Auberge du Pommier.Clients who make the move to Ponant will have plenty of ships to choose from in the next few years. The company has no fewer than five new vessels coming on line between now and 2021.Four new Ponant Explorer Yachts, all sister ships with 92 staterooms each, are on their way this year and next. Scheduled launch dates are June 2018, October 2018, March 2019 and June 2019. ‘Discover Yacht Cruises’, reads the tagline, and the ships deliver, with appropriately luxurious accommodations, high-end amenities from companies like Hermès and Veuve Clicquot.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe four new ships will also deliver a truly unique experience with ‘Blue Eye’, billed as the first multi-sensory underwater lounge, offering spectacular underwater viewing – under the ship’s waterline – from the comfort of a lounge chair.The Blue Eye lounge will make its debut on Le Lapérouse, followed by Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville. The four new ships will sail in tropical and sub-tropical destinations, everywhere from the Seychelles to Australia to South Africa to the ‘Coral Triangle’, the tropical marine waters between Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.Meanwhile in December 2017 Ponant confirmed its order for the very first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker propelled by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). The Ponant Icebreaker “affirms Ponant’s place as the world leader in luxury polar expeditions”, says the company. The new ship, scheduled for delivery in 2021, will have 135 staterooms and will take passengers to never-explored polar destinations including the true geographic North Pole (90 degrees North Latitude), the Weddell Sea, the Ross Sea and Peter I Island.Sawhney says Ponant’s luxury polar expeditions “truly define what Ponant has done to this category.” The company, founded in 1988, embarked on expedition cruising in 1999. “No one had thought of luxury expeditions in such detail,” he said.The cruise line launched Le Boreal in 2010 and it was an immediate success. “In an environment like the Arctic or Antarctica, you do want an expedition ship with balconies,” says Sawhney. The cruise line has now completed some 400 expeditions in polar regions, he adds.Ponant’s passengers, not surprisingly, are a discerning group. They’re very well-educated, says Sawhney, typically married, very well-read and well-travelled. “They have moved from sightseeing to sight-doing to sight-being,” he says, adding “they want travel to transform them.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Ponant is the only French cruise line and appropriately about 40% of its passengers are French speaking. About 30% are from North America and another 15 – 20% are from Australia. Some are from the UK and the rest come from Latin America, continental Europe and Asia. The ships are bilingual and sail all over the world, except to the Galapagos Islands. “We’re proudly French and sailing the Galapagos Islands would mean sailing with the Ecuadorean flag, and we sail with the French flag,” says Sawhney.Sawhney is particularly excited about a number of just-announced new theme cruises, especially for the Canadian market, where groups are big business.The theme cruises, dubbed the ‘Quintessential Collection’, include: a gardening cruise in May 2019 led by Holly Shimizu, retired Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden; a Sicilian Food & Wine Experience in June and July 2019 with Mary Taylor Simeti, food and travel writer for The New York Times; A Musical Odyssey in the Mediterranean in September 2019; and a World Affairs Cruise – Origins of Greek Civilizations in October 2019 with CNN host Fareed Zakaria.Sawhney notes that interest in expedition cruising is at an all-time high – both with travellers and other cruise lines. “There are a lot of upstarts looking to do expedition cruises,” he says. “Of the 22 new expedition class vessels currently being built, five of those are for Ponant. 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first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Its head, Igor Kalyapin, told reporters Tuesday they have set up a new head office that won’t accept foreign funding, thus being able to dodge the listing of “foreign agent.”His associates have also founded six other NGOs, which will receive foreign funding, to carry out the actual work — but in a clandestine manner.“All of these organizations will be not be publicizing their work because any publicity, an interview, any mention of such an organization in the media will be treated by the justice ministry and prosecutors as political activities,” thus exposing them to danger, Kalyapin said.In June, the group’s office in Chechnya was attacked by masked men armed with crowbars who bashed their way into the group’s office, sending its staff fleeing.Kalyapin said roughly half of their 44 million ruble ($730,000) budget came from foreign funding last year. Some of their donors are shutting down their operations in Russia, like the MacArthur Foundation, and some are considering leaving. The recent registration of the new six NGOs and their formal lack of background could make it difficult for them to attract some foreign funding this year, Kalyapin said. Patients with chronic pain give advice Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Tuesday moved to outlaw a prominent U.S. foundation, for the first time taking advantage of a new law designed to shut foreign groups deemed hostile to national interests amid a showdown with the West over Ukraine.The Prosecutor General’s office issued a statement describing the National Endowment for Democracy as a threat to “the foundations of Russia’s constitutional order, its defense capability and security” and declaring its activities “undesirable.” Igor Kalyapin, head of Russia’s Committee Against Torture gestures during a press conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. A prominent Russian human rights group says it is closing down its operations because of a repressive law but says it has come up with an elaborate scheme to continue its work. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Comments   Share   Top Stories NED described the move as part of Russian government efforts “to intimidate and isolate Russian citizens.”After receiving a formal approval by the Justice Ministry, the move would prevent the Congress-funded NED from distributing any grants and having offices in Russia.The prosecutors’ action followed recent approval of a new law that empowered prosecutors to shut down foreign groups purportedly threatening Russia’s defense or constitutional order.“The law on undesirable organizations is the latest in a series of highly restrictive laws that limit the freedom of Russian citizens,” NED said in a statement. “This law, as well as its predecessors, contravenes Russia’s own constitution as well as numerous international laws and treaties.”An earlier law required non-governmental organizations that receive funding from abroad and are engaged in loosely-defined “political activities” to register as “foreign agents.” NGOs have protested that law as discriminatory, saying that it aims to erode their credibility by evoking associations with spies.The Committee against Torture, a prominent rights group that has documented torture in Russia for 15 years and provided legal advice for victims, said it is closing down this week because of the law, but has come with a plan to continue its activities in a new form. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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