“It is of the highest priority to find the missing persons and identify the bodies,” UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Director of Justice Albert Moskowitz reported. The UN has run the province ever since Western Forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid atrocities committed in ethnic fighting. “Up to date, there are around 530 individuals whose remains have not yet been identified. To clarify the fate of the missing is a long and sensitive process and it is of special importance for the families affected. It is also essential to find the missing in order to help stabilize the region,” Mr. Moskowitz added. A total of 5,206 people were reported missing after the conflict. By the end of last month, 2,150 persons (Kosovo Albanians, Kosovo Serbs and other ethnic minorities) where still listed missing, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). From 2002, the UN Office on Missing Persons and Forensics (OMPF) succeeded in reducing the number by over 50 per cent. OMPF was created in 2002 as a division in the UNMIK Department of Justice. Today, the office consists of 55 staff members who work to clarify the fate of the missing persons. As of 1 December, 1,807 missing persons have been pronounced dead and have had their remains returned to their families. In addition, about 100 missing persons have been identified, but the families have chosen not to accept the bodies until other members of their families or communities are found so that they can be buried together. OMPF has developed a Memory Project to create a public record of the experiences of the families of the missing. The first initiative used theatre to explore the painful issues facing the families and was compiled into the publication Voices. The second, an oral histories initiative, video-records interviews with the families to build a historical archive.
Correction: Ferguson story AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 28, 2014 12:04 am MDT FERGUSON, Mo. – In a Nov. 29 story and accompanying news guide about protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, The Associated Press misidentified the Ferguson street where a Friday night protest happened. It happened on South Florissant Road, not West Florissant Avenue, which is also a street in Ferguson.A corrected version of the story is below:15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson15 arrested as protests return to Ferguson police department after mall shut-downsBy PHILLIP LUCAS and TOM FOREMAN Jr.Associated PressDemonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury’s recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as at least 200 protesters sprawled onto the floor while chanting, “Stop shopping and join the movement,” at the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights a few miles south of Ferguson, Missouri, where Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown, who was unarmed, in August.The action prompted authorities to close the mall for about an hour Friday afternoon, while a similar protest of about 50 people had the same effect at West County Mall in nearby Des Peres. And several dozen demonstrators led to a temporary closure of the Chesterfield Mall.Later Friday night, a group of about 100 protesters marched down South Florissant Road in front of the city’s police and fire departments chanting, blocking traffic and stopping in front of some businesses.“I served my country. I spent four years in the Army, and I feel like that’s not what I served my country for,” said Ebonie Tyse, 26, of St. Louis. “I served my country for justice for everyone. Not because of what colour, what age, what gender or anything,” she said.Fifteen people were arrested, according to Missouri Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike O’Connell. He said charges would include peace disturbance and impeding the flow of traffic, and two people would be charged with resisting arrest and one with assault.Monday night’s announcement that Wilson, who is white, wouldn’t be indicted for fatally shooting Brown, who was black, prompted violent protests that resulted in about a dozen buildings and some cars being burned. Dozens of people were arrested.The rallies have been ongoing but have grown more peaceful this week, as protesters turn their attention to disrupting commerce. Elsewhere on Friday, protests in Chicago, New York, Seattle and northern California — where protesters chained themselves to trains — were among the largest in the country on Black Friday.In Oakland, more than a dozen people were arrested after about 125 protesters wearing T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” interrupted train service from Oakland to San Francisco, with some chaining themselves to trains. Dozens of people in Seattle blocked streets, and police said some protesters also apparently chained doors shut at the nearby Pacific Place shopping centre.In Chicago, about 200 people gathered near the city’s popular Magnificent Mile shopping district, where Kristiana Colon, 28, called Friday “a day of awareness and engagement.” She’s a member of the Let Us Breathe Collective, which has been taking supplies such as gas masks to protesters in Ferguson.“We want them to think twice before spending that dollar today,” she said of shoppers. “As long as black lives are put second to materialism, there will be no peace.”Malcolm London, a leader in the Black Youth Project 100, which has been organizing Chicago protests, said the group was also trying to rally support for other issues, such as more transparency from Chicago police.“We are not indicting a man. We are indicting a system,” London told the crowd.Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced that he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests. A news release from his office said that due to the increased presence of the State Highway Patrol and the Missouri National Guard in the region, the state’s financial obligations for emergency duties are on track to exceed what had been appropriated.___Associated Press writers Jim Salter, David A. Lieb and Alan Scher Zagier in St. Louis, Mae Anderson in New York, Sara Burnett in Chicago and Kristin J. Bender in Oakland, California, contributed to this report.
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A Gatwick Airport spokesman said: “A small number of bags were not put on departing flights over the weekend due to an issue with the baggage system. The issue has since been rectified.”Gatwick recognises the inconvenience that this issue has caused and would like to apologise to anyone affected. Passengers should contact their airline for the latest information on their missing luggage.” I’ll be waiting for news about my baggage, “disappeared” yesterday because of the belt problem at North Terminal.— Umberto Villano (@UmbertoVillano) August 21, 2017 Jessehall95 wrote: “We are currently in Marrakech without our luggage that has our medication and medical creams because @easyJet cannot tell us where it is…”Sophia Corcoran posted: “I call easyJet gatwick and I am redirected to Alicante who have not picked up since 8am. My 3mth son is without his milk, car chair & bed!” A spokesman for easyJet said: “Due to a baggage belt failure at London Gatwick Airport yesterday, easyJet, like other airlines, experienced delays in the delivery of hold luggage to departing aircraft.”This resulted in a number of flights departing without all of the luggage stowed in the hold.”He added that the airline was working to return the luggage to passengers as soon as possible. @Gatwick_Airport in the baggage queue at 4.15am for 6am flight only through security at 5.40 & couldn’t board my flight due to baggage fault— Roseline (@roselinerobert1) August 21, 2017 Hundreds of holidaymakers have been left without their luggage after a failure at Gatwick Airport saw them arrive at their destinations bagless.Over the weekend, a number of bags were not put on flights leaving the North Terminal because of problems with the system. But some travellers took to Twitter to express their frustration that they had not been able to get in touch with someone from the budget airline, while others asked for compensation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. @easyJet @Gatwick_Airport please get your act together and sort out your baggage crisis! Would not have checked in luggage had i known!!— FenellaEdwards (@fenellaedwards) August 21, 2017
DECLAN KIDNEY’S FUTURE as Ireland manager is in doubt tonight after the Corkman admitted he has plenty to consider in the wake of Ireland’s 6 Nations campaign.The Irish slumped to a 22-15 defeat to Italy in Rome — the first time they’ve lost to the Azzurri in the tournament — capping a miserable spring.The IRFU will soon decide whether or not the former Munster chief is the man to rebuild the team in the coming years. But Kidney says he may not want the job anyway.“I said all along that I’d concentrate on each game as it came and that’s all I’ve done today,” Kidney said earlier. “I wasn’t thinking that this could be my last match as coach. All I was concentrating on was just getting the win. I wanted to get a result today; we didn’t manage to do that and we’ll reflect on it over the coming days and weeks.“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” he added. “These guys are a pleasure to work with, but beyond that I’d have to sit back and think about it.”He added on RTÉ that negotiations with the IRFU happen in the weeks after a championship and we’ll reflect in the coming days.What do you think?Out of 10: How we rated Ireland’s players against Italy
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 21. Polls will be open 7am-8pm. For more information: http://www.elections.alaska.gov As has been the case for decades, the statewide 2018 Primary and General elections will be conducted under a precinct-based system, which means Alaska voters will go to their respective polling places to cast their ballots on Election Day. Voters tomorrow will select a Republican to move on to what’s expected to be a closely watched governor’s race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. For voters with the wrong voter registration information who want to participate in the August 21 primary they are encouraged to vote a questioned ballot that would then be analyzed by the Regional Review Board. Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship: “Central precinct will be voting at the Soldotna Sports Center, K-beach will be at the K-beach fire station. Kenai 1 is at the Kenai Mall, Kenai 2 is at the Challenger Learning Center, Kenai 3 is at the Kenai Senior Center. And Soldotna precinct which is more than just that Soldotna city limits, will be voting at Soldotna City Hall. There are also some areas that are close, Kasilof will be voting at Kasilof fire station and Nikiski at the Nikiski Community Center. Salmantof at the Nikiski Fire Station number 1. Sterling is at Sterling Community Center, so Sterling 1 and 2. And of course we will have absentee voting available here at the borough building from 7am to 8pm when the polls close.”
Monika Eyers has been named East Coast editor, home design at Better Homes & Gardens. She brings with her more than a decade of experience creating design and decorating content for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and Condé Nast Living, among others. Jim Norton, chief business officer and president of revenue at Condé Nast, has been elected chairman of the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He succeeds Lauren Wiener, president of buyer platforms at Tremor Video. Slowey was known as a guest on “Project Runway” and “Stylista” — the 2008 reality show that was set at Elle. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: It’s reported that she’ll also pursue short-film and brand marketing now that her role at the brand has changed. Steve Kandell, executive editor, features at BuzzFeed News, announced via Twitter that he’s leaving the site. He’s set to join Esquire as site editor later this month. The Atlantic has promoted David Somerville to a new and expanded creative director role, in which he’ll oversee design and visuals for the entirety of the brand. Somerville was previously the creative director for National Journal. Additionally, Rebecca Longshore will begin as Real Simple’s social media manager in March. She’s new to the brand, but not Time Inc. — she spent the past three years working at MyRecipes and Cooking Light, most recently as the multimedia editor for both brands. Also, Sigal Samuel is The Atlantic’s new associate editor covering global religion. She served most recently as opinion editor at Forward. Laura Schocker has been named Real Simple’s new digital director. Lori Leibovich, who recently moved into the role of digital director of women’s content at Time Inc., held the role most recently. Schocker was previously interim digital director at the brand. Imelme Umana, class of Harvard Law School ’18, has become the first Black woman elected president of Harvard’s Law Review. Her appointment echoes that of Barack Obama, who became the first Black man elected president of the 130-year-old title in 1990. Elle magazine’s Anne Slowey is no longer fashion news editor for the brand. Slowey, who’d been with the title since 1998, will transition to a new role as a contributing writer for the magazine, according to Page Six. Roma Vakil has joined Bloomberg Media as global head of subscription revenue and strategy. This is a new role at the company — Vakil’s portfolio includes digital and print, including newsletters, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Bloomberg Markets. The New Republic has promoted Laura Marsh to the newly created position of literary editor, overseeing cultural coverage and criticism for the magazine and NewRepublic.com. She was formerly story editor for the publication. Brody Brown has been named deputy news director at Us Weekly, promoted from deputy news editor. He joined the celebrity magazine in 2012 as a reporter. Olivia Nuzzi is joining New York magazine as Washington correspondent, covering the Trump administration and Congress. Since 2014, she has been a political reporter at the Daily Beast.
Wilmington High School Kindergarten bus stops are not published in the newspaper or on the District’s website. When possible, bus stops are provided close to kindergarteners’ homes. Parents or guardians must be present at bus stops for all kindergartners and are not to be left unattended when dropped off at home. If parents or guardians are not home, the students will be returned to the school.Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns regarding my child’s bus transportation?Sharon Dunnett is the designated Transportation Coordinator for the Wilmington Public Schools. Ms. Dunnett can be reached via telephone at 978-658-1856, 978-943-0389 or via email at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Dunnett logs each message and each parent or guardian receives a response to their question or concern.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”SCHOOL BUS ROUTES for Wilmington’s Shawsheen Tech Students (2019-2020)In “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 10 New Job OpeningsIn “Education” WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools recently released the school bus routes for the 2019-2020 school year for the Woburn Street/North, Shawsheen/West, Middle School & High School: Wilmington Middle School Woburn Street Elementary School & North Intermediate School Shawsheen Elementary School & West Intermediate School
Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has said neighbouring Myanmar is carrying out a genocide in the northern Rakhine state.“Many people descried the ongoing army-led security clampdown in Rakhine as genocide and we also call it genocide,” the foreign minister told a press conference after two back-to-back diplomatic meeting with envoys of Arab nations and western diplomats and heads of UN agencies in Dhaka on Sunday.The minister also said Bangladesh secured global support in handling the surge of Myanmar refugees amidst army clampdown in its northern Rakhine state.”All the countries in one sentence today praised our effort without any reservation . . . the entire world is today with Bangladesh,” he added.The briefings for envoys came as Dhaka visibly stepped up diplomacy to get by its side the foreign countries and major international stakeholders as continued surges of refugees flooded its southeastern territory.Read More: FM tells foreign diplomats 3000 Rohingyas killed in RakhinePresident M Abdul Hamid sought Organisaiton of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) members’ intervention as repeated atrocities threatened Rohingyas existence at home exposing Bangladesh to a great difficulty with burdens of huge number of hapless refugees as he joined its ongoing summit in Kazakhstan.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader particularly sought “crucial” Indian support in handling the Rohingya.The foreign minister told the briefing that Bangladesh launched a process to engage the UN Third Committee, which deals with rights and humanitarian issues, to raise the Rohingya issue at the upcoming UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning next week.On the other hand, he said, the European Union (EU) Parliament would send a fact finding team to Bangladesh soon.”But it remains to be a problem of Myanmar and they themselves will have to resolve it while we said we are ready to assist them . . . we too condemned the attacks (on police outposts) but should the entire (Rohingya) community be eliminated for that?” he said.The mass exodus began on August 25 when a shadow rebel militant group called Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched attacks on police outposts in Rakhine prompting an army crackdown backed by majority Rakhine Buddhists.Ali said 300,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in the past 15 days while 4,000 of them earlier fled to Bangladesh to evade persecution since 1991 while Myanmar called them as “Bengalis” in a visible intension to dub them as migrants from Bangladesh.But, the foreign minister, said the 1947 Myanmar constitution acknowledged Rohigyas as Burmese nationals as they lived in Rakhine for 1,500 years as a mixed group having different ethnic backgrounds having only commonality as Muslims.”They also took part in elections until 2010 and even were elected to parliament . . . Then what happened overnight so Burma is declining to accept them as their nationals?” the minister said.A foreign office statement, meanwhile, said first of the two diplomatic briefings was joined by envoys of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, USA, UK, and EU and representatives from UN Resident Coordinator, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, IOM, ICRC.The second one was attended by the ambassadors of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.The statement said the Ali told the envoys and UN officials that Bangladesh was hosting 400,000 Rohingyas for the past three decades and the current spate of surges elevated their number to seven lakh to create huge challenge for Dhaka in terms of providing shelter as well as other humanitarian assistances to them.”The Foreign Minister also highlighted Bangladesh’s efforts to address the security concerns of Myanmar particularly by proposing MOUs in 2014 on Border Liaison Office and Security Dialogue,” it read.Ali told the envoys that Bangladesh also proposed joint inspection, coordinated patrolling of border; and ‘joint operation’ along the border but “unfortunately Myanmar has not responded to these proposals”.”Rather, they have been running a malicious propaganda terming the Rohingyas as ‘illegal migrants from Bangladesh’ and the attackers to their BGP posts as ‘Bengali terrorists’,” the statement quoted him as saying.Ali told the foreign diplomats that Bangladesh always preferred bilateral solution to this long standing problem and was successful in repatriating 236,599 Rohingyas to their homeland through a bilateral agreement in 1992.The foreign minister referred to the recently published Kofi Annan Commission report and urged the international community to pursue the Myanmar Government for “immediate and unconditional implementation of the recommendations of this report in its entirety for permanent solution to this crisis”.He also requested the international community to help Bangladesh with urgent humanitarian assistances to address the current crisis, support for transportation of the Rohingyas to Bhashan Char, as well as to provide political support to ensure sustainable return of all Myanmar nationals to their homes in Myanmar.The diplomats, the statement said, thanked the government of Bangladesh for the briefing.”They highly praised the government of Bangladesh for hosting the Rohingyas for all these years and also giving shelter to the Myanmar nationals who are fleeing violence in the Rakhine State. They also stressed on the protection of civilians and urged to stop disproportionate use of force during the ongoing military operation in Rakhine,” it read.State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam, the foreign secretary and concerned senior officials joined the aided Ali in the briefings.
A&K Founder curates an exclusive journey around the worldA&K Founder curates an exclusive journey around the worldStuck for present ideas this Yuletide? Shopping for the person who has it all? Well, look no further the travel experts at Abercrombie & Kent can help. An A&K gift voucher is sure to put a smile on any face and will encourage the noble spirit of exploration, great travel experiences and a potentially life-changing adventure for those fortunate enough to be on the receiving end.A&K gift vouchers can be purchased for as little as $250 and as much as any budget will allow. The recipient can use it towards any holiday from A&K’s vast portfolio in the style suited to them. 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