Life behind bars for KZN rapist who pretended to be a woman, lured his victim via Facebook then kept her as a sex slave

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For ‘LGBTQ Outreach’, Hindutva Radicals File Criminal Complaint Against Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi: Sandeep Deo, a YouTuber and right-wing author, has filed a criminal complaint against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Panchajanya editor Praful Ketkar and Organiser editor Hitesh Shankar for allegedly outraging Hindu sentiments. According to the complaint, Bhagwat’s recent interview with the two RSS mouthpieces endorsed and associated homosexuality with Hindu religious figures. Bhagwat has

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Daily horoscope for January 26, 2023

We’re finding balance today. The emotional Moon works together with passionate Mars to heighten our ambition, as well as our courage. Unfortunately, Luna follows this up by arguing with communicative Mercury, sparking disagreements between our heads and our hearts. The storm isn’t over due to the Moon and aching Chiron’s painful connection that draws powerful

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Himachal CM hits out at previous BJP govt., says Congress revamping State’s “derailed system” 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu during a meeting, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday said that since the Congress government had come to power in the State in December 2022, the work for revamping

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MPs to visit Eskom’s Megawatt Park over loadshedding

Three parliamentary committees will this week visit Eskom’s Megawatt Park head office to assess the power utility’s efforts to resolve South Africa’s energy crisis.On Wednesday, the portfolio committees on public enterprises, mineral resources and energy and the select committee on public enterprises and communication said they would meet stakeholders at Eskom on Thursday and Friday.The

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Former The Voice Contestant Jeremy Rosado Opens Up about God’s Goodness on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Jeremy Rosado, a season 21 finalist of The Voice, recently opened up about his Christian faith and testified about God’s goodness on the daytime talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show.Clarkson was Rosado’s coach during his time on The Voice. He recently signed a major recording contract with Capitol Christian Music Group.On Clarkson’s show, Rosado also

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India to solely nominate Ahom ‘Maidams’ for UNESCO World Heritage Site tag

Indian state Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the resting place of Ahom kingdom’s royal families, ‘Maidams’, located in the Charaideo district of the state will be the sole nomination of India for UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tag this year. The dossier prepared on the ‘maidams’, also called “Assam’s Pyramids”, was selected

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Violence in Brazil’s Amazon are also crimes against humanity, lawyers tell international court

Three organizations, including Greenpeace Brazil, filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) pressing for the investigation into a network of politicians, law enforcement and business executives they suspect are responsible for systematic attacks against land defenders.They documented over 400 murders, 500 attempted murders, 2,200 death threats, 2,000 assaults and 80 cases of torture

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Senegal: Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Weldy Lamont Groundbreaking of Rural Electrification Project

Dakar — As Prepared for Delivery Thank you very much for joining me here today.  Breaking ground on this project is an important marker of the progress we are making on electrification across Africa and the world. Senegal has among the highest rates of electrification across Sub-Saharan Africa, estimated at between 70 and 80%.  Yet

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Odisha cabinet approves 12 proposals; grant-in-aid of private colleges hiked

The Odisha Cabinet on Saturday approved 12 key proposals including the hike of the grant-in-aid to eligible employees of aided non-government colleges including erstwhile junior colleges in the state.As per official sources, the hike in grant-in-aid will be effective retrospective from January 2022. As per the decision, around 15,711 teachers and employees will benefit and

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Sedex appoints new Chief Marketing Officer to drive global growth in sustainable supply chains, as company reaches 75,000 members

London and Chicago, 19 January 2023 Leading sustainability technology company Sedex is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurizio Capuzzo as Chief Marketing Officer. Based in North America, Capuzzo joins the company’s leadership team to further advance Sedex’s mission of making global supply chains more socially and environmentally sustainable. Capuzzo is an award-winning marketing executive

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At Boston-area church, a theology lab tackles complex topics with humility, curiosity

(RNS) — The word “evangelical” is a bit like the word “apocalypse.” Both have theological meanings understood by pastors and church insiders. But the general public has other ideas. “For the specialists, apocalypse means ‘revelation’ or ‘unveiling,’” said the Rev. Dennis Edwards, dean of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. “But for the masses, apocalypse

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Crooner Paul Okoye’s EX Wife Anita Shares Stunning New Photos + Reveals She Lost 4 Pregnancies

Anita Okoye, US based ex wife of crooner Paul Okoye revealed that she had four miscarriages after she watched ”The wait” a movie that is currently in the cinemas in Nigeria..Anita says….”This movie has me on a roller-coaster of emotions.having gone through 4 miscarriages myself, it undoubtedly reopened closed wounds but look at me today. There

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STUDY: Rise in middle-aged white ‘deaths of despair’ may be fueled by loss of religion…

So-called deaths of despair such as from suicide or alcohol abuse have been skyrocketing for middle-aged white Americans. It’s been blamed on various phenomenon, including opioid abuse. But a new research paper finds a different culprit — declining religious practice. The working paper, from Tyler Giles of Wellesley College, Daniel Hungerman of the University of

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Soludo Denies Anambra Abandoned Couple Blessed With Sextuplet, Says Govt Committed To Massive Assistance To Them

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has refuted media reports which alleged the state government abandoned the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Celestine Uzodike blessed with sextuplet. Soludo Reacts To Allegations Of Govt Abandoning Couple Blessed With Sextuplet Soludo made the refutal in a statement issued and posted on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday evening.According to

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Year after death of Indian family at U.S. border, those left behind try to move on

Investigators believe the deaths were linked to a human smuggling operation.By Hina AlamThe Canadian PressSun., Jan. 15, 2023timer4 min. readupdateArticle was updated 8 hrs ago Baldev Patel cannot remember much of the last conversation he had with his son and, while the memories are fast fading, the hurt remains. Patel’s son, 39-year-old Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel

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‘If You Don’t In 1 Year, I’ll Stop Practicing Medicine’ -Nigerian Doctor Assures Woman As He Gives Her Full-proof Strategy On How To Give Birth To Twins

A Nigerian doctor has gone viral on microblogging platform, Twitter, over his advice to a woman seeking to give birth to twins. The woman had taken to Twitter to proclaim her desire to have twin children and also give birth with ease. “I want twins and I claim it. Easy birth too. Amen,” she tweeted. In response, the medical

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Hope rekindled! Beneficiaries to get PMAY houses in Odisha; BJP threatens to lock block offices in case of lapses 

After three years of squabbles between the Centre and the State, around 9.5 lakh beneficiaries of Odisha are going to get houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Centre has approved houses for 8 lakh beneficiaries and 1.17 lakh beneficiaries are going to get houses especially under Fani cyclone relief. For this, the State government has

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Across the tropics, mammal activity doesn’t vary much, study shows

A new study examines when and why mammals eat, sleep and move about, using 2.3 million camera trap photos from the Neotropics, Afrotropics, and Indo-Malayan tropics.The researchers found consistent patterns of daily activity across continents, with large carnivores and omnivores being more active during the day and larger herbivores being nocturnal. The main determining factors

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Hope, regret, uncertainty: Women in the US speak up on egg freezing 10 years on

Wellness Are conversations about the procedure still “very shame-based” or are they now seen as “routine”? (Photo: iStock/mi-viri) In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) made a significant announcement: The organisation no longer considered egg freezing an “experimental” treatment. Until that point, the procedure had been mostly reserved for those undergoing chemotherapy or other

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Visakhapatnam: NTPC organises GEM workshop for girl students

VisakhapatnamNTPC Simhadri has organised GEM-2022, a winter workshop at Bal Bharati Public School by conducting sessions on career counselling, personality development and public speaking. The Simhadri station Group General Manager Sanjay Kumar Sinha inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Anju Sinha, president of Deepika Ladies Club. Yoga mats and stationery kits were distributed to

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‘No evidence’ to support accusations against Andrew Tate, says lawyer

Allegations on Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate’s lawyer can not be backed as there are ‘no evidence’ about human trafficking, sexual assault, or organized crime.The 36-year-old controversial influencer and his brother have been in the custody of Romanian authorities since last month.Lawyer Eugen Vidineac told Romanian news site Gandul: “I will point this

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Armenia Under Siege

Foreign Affairs Armenia Under Siege A conversation with Ruben Vardanyan, state minister of Armenia’s Artsakh region, on the conflict with Azerbaijan. Ruben Vardanyan (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Aurora Humanitarian Initiative) Armenians—the world’s oldest Christian nation and the victims of the first modern genocide—are under attack. With Russia, their historical if mercurial protector, bogged

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Brazil patrols government buildings retaken from rioting Bolsonaro supporters

Security forces confront supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. — AFPBRASíLIA: Brazilian security forces locked down the area around Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Monday, a day after supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the seat of power in riots

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Former Great British Bake Off star Sue Perkins opens up about ADHD diagnosis

SynopsisComedian and former Great British Bake Off star Sue Perkins has opened up about her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD diagnosis. AgenciesComedian and former Great British Bake Off star Sue Perkins has opened up about her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD diagnosis. UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has described ADHD as a condition

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PM Shehbaz, IMF chief hold ‘constructive’ call on Geneva moot

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (L) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (R). — PID/AFPIMF chief expresses sympathy again to flood-affectees.Supports Pakistan’s efforts to build more resilient recovery.Earlier, she declined PM’s invitation to attend conference.ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had a “constructive” call with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva regarding the International Conference

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Friends of boy abducted by pervert who groomed the 13-year-old on Twitter pleaded to hand boy back

Aaron Zeman, a 26-year-old Arizona man, was arrested on December 28 in Grand Island, Nebraska on suspicion of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy from Layton, UtahFriends of a teenager from Utah who was allegedly abducted by a 26-year-old man from Arizona pleaded with the kidnapper to release the boy.Twitter accounts belonging to Aaron Zeman contained all manner

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Flight delays continue at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Passengers remain affected by flight delays and long waits at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, as the facility recovers from a technical glitch on New Year’s Day that left thousands stranded.Operations at Manila’s airport are expected to normalise by Thursday. And while delays are still occurring, there are currently no flight cancellations.A power supply problem resulted

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EPFO data shows employment dip

The 46.34 million contribu­ting members in 2021-22 is much lower than the 48.92 mill­ion contributing members seen in the pre-pandemic year of 2019-20 Topics EPFO | EPFO data | employment data Mahesh Vyas  Last Updated at January 3, 2023 00:18 IST In December 2022, the Em­ployees’ Provident Fund Or­g­anisation (EPFO) released its annual report for 2021-22. According to this

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Lauren Daigle Donates More Than $600,000 to Charities Through Her Missions Organiztion

Christian singer Lauren Daigle has donated more than $600,000 to charities through her The Price Fund, an organization with a mission to care for children, the elderly and the needy.According to the Gospel Music Association, Daigle donated $100,000 to New Orleans’ Ellis Marsalis Center, Roots of Music, NOCCA, KidSmar, and Young Audiences of Louisiana during

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Meek Mill Vows To Work With Sarkodie & Others After Shatta Wale’s Tweet

The Heavyweight rapper had a swell time in the motherland and has become more attached to his origin.American heavyweight rapper, Robert Rihmeek Williams, popularly known as Meek Mill, has vowed to work with three heavyweight African rappers after Shatta Wale brought the conversation up.The Philadelphia-born rapper, who was a headline performer at the 2022 Afro Nation, which

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India monitoring pharma exports to China amid COVID surge

Dec 31 (Reuters) – India’s Ministry of Commerce has been asked to monitor exports of medicinal products and equipment to China to ensure domestic availability for any COVID-19 surges, according to a source familiar with the matter.India’s Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, asked pharma companies and senior government officials to review availability of medicines, and monitor

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Amid mass delays and cancellations, Sunwing suspends operations out of Saskatoon, Regina until Feb. 3

The airline announced it will offer full refunds to affected customers within 30 days. Sunwing Airlines will cancel its operations from Saskatoon and Regina effective immediately, up to and including Feb. 3, 2023, “due to extenuating circumstances,” the company announced on Twitter. Photo by Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press Sunwing Airlines will cancel its operations

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West Virginia Man Charged with Federal Civil Rights Offenses for Sexual Assault of Two Victims

PressReleasePoint Free Press Release Distribution Website Justice Department Secures Landmark Agreement with City and Police Department Ending Crime-Free Rental Housing Program in Hesperia, California&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspLenovo Receives Several ESG Awards, Recognizing the Companys Commitment to Corporate Governance and Sustainability&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspChina Mobile and ZTE complete single-carrier 400G pilot tests in existing network&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspIntermap Announces Its Second Contract to Enable Urban

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MIT Technology Review Arabia announces winners of Innovators Under 35 MENA

LONDON: Sky’s pay-TV service could be braced for annual losses of about $181 million in advertising revenue owing to proposals to allow Britain’s major free-to-air broadcasters to run as much advertising as rivals are permitted. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, announced that it is revising rules that prevent public service broadcasters ITV, Channel 4, and

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James Cameron Cut ‘Avatar 2’ Gun Violence to Avoid ‘Fetizishing’ Firearms

Director James Cameron has admitted to cutting around 10 minutes of gun violence from his latest blockbuster film Avatar: The Way of Water, expressing hope that the move would help avoid the so-called fetishization of firearms.  In an interview with Esquire Middle East, Cameron revealed the film would’ve run 10 minutes longer than its already over three-hour

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Climate change can be beaten – why some scientists are hopeful

Can our planet recover from climate change? Commissioning Editor, Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, asked scientists to share the reasons they believe there is hope.Jennifer Fitchett, Associate Professor of Physical Geography, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaPeople are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better

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EFF pays a visit to the Maselspoort Resort after alleged racial incident where two black boys were attacked by white men

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Valsoft Strengthens Workforce Management Portfolio with Acquisition of Netherlands-based MONACO B.V.

MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / December 23, 2022 / Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Canadian leader in the acquisition and operation of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of MONACO B.V. (“MONACO”), a Netherlands workforce management software company based in Breda, Netherlands. MONACO offers a wide range of solutions for but

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Jan. 6 committee’s final report finds Trump was ‘central cause’ of attack on U.S. Capitol

The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the U.S. Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president and the violent insurrection almost two

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Sydney Upholstery and Restoration Business Experiences Best Ever Quarter As Astute Customers Spend Their Money Wisely

Sydney NSW: Daylom & Vovo Upholstery, a family-owned and operated company that offers furniture upholstery and restoration services in the Greater Sydney region, is delighted to announce that they have recently experienced their best quarter ever. With worries about an impending worldwide recession and the importance of spending their money wisely, their customers are choosing

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Livestream: PM Express discusses Organised labour strike over debt exchange programme

Organised Labour has declared a strike action beginning December 27 over the debt exchange programme announced by the government.Although the labour unions have rejected the programme for fears of a haircut on their pension, the government has gone ahead to extend the deadline date for signing onto the programme to December 30.However, Organised Labour has

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Spain Urged to Strengthen Bribery Enforcement Immediately: OECD

19/12/2002 – Since the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention entered into force over 20 years ago, Spain has successfully convicted only two individuals in one foreign bribery case, and has not convicted a single company. Spain continues to close cases prematurely. Prosecutors have insufficient time to conduct their investigations and face challenges in deploying adequate investigative measures.

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Iran Hails ‘More Than Doubled’ Nuclear Enrichment Despite Int’l Backlash

Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Saturday that the Persian Gulf nation’s uranium enrichment capacity “more than doubled” despite continuous international concerns about the country expanding its nuclear capabilities.Eslami said during a meeting with Iranian parliamentarians that the capacity for the enrichment of uranium in Iran increased as

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Australian relay team set new world record, McKeon claims fifth gold

Australia stormed home in a stacked meet to set a new world record in the women’s 4x50m medley relay, kicking off Saturday’s proceedings at the short-course World Swimming Championships with another gold and cheque for $37,000.Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Madison Wilson and Mollie O’Callaghan faced fierce competition across every lane, including a USA team spearheaded

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2023: 1.5 million PVCs collected; 313,200 uncollected in Ondo, says INEC

Friday, December 16, 2022 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of 1,531,974 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) have been collected by prospective voters in Ondo State.  Rufus Akeju, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this to journalists in Akure.  Mr Akeju said aside from the figure dated

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Jaishankar evokes Hillary Clinton’s ‘snake in the backyard’ analogy to slam Pakistan

In a sharp response that stunned Pakistani diplomatic quarters from New York to Islamabad, India’s foreign minister Dr S. Jaishankar evoked former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ‘snakes in the backyard’ analogy to point out that the world sees Pakistan as “epicentre” of terrorism. Jaishankar made the remarks while addressing journalists at the UN

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Fuel supply fears for coastal SA town ahead of summer tourist influx

Authorities insist Robe will have enough fuel pumps to service an influx of tourists over summer, despite the closure of the town’s last remaining dedicated service station. Key points:Robe’s major fuel supplier closed midway through 2022The council maintains there will be enough fuel to service the thousands of visitors over the summer periodA temporary diesel fuel site will open

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Live: Paris hosts conference to help Ukraine make it through winter, rebuild

/ Europe HOUR BY HOUR Issued on: 13/12/2022 – 05:12Modified: 13/12/2022 – 07:22 Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, embraces France’s President Emmanuel Macron at a conference at the Mariyinsky palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, June 16, 2022. © Natacha Pisarenko, AP Emmanuel Macron calls it “combat diplomacy.” The French president has vowed to make every effort

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Alberta First Nations chiefs call on Lt.-Gov. to withhold royal assent on sovereignty act

Publishing date: Dec 12, 2022  •  1 hour ago  •  4 minute read 92 Comments Alberta Premier Danielle Smith watches Justice Minister Tyler Shandro speak at a news conference after the speech from the throne in Edmonton on Nov. 29, 2022. Photo by Jason Franson /The Canadian Press Indigenous leaders are turning to Alberta’s lieutenant-governor to

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Black Ice Software Unveils Printer Driver 17.20 Update

The latest printer driver update from Black Ice Software includes leading-edge printer sharing and HTTPS OTP authentication Black Ice Software, a premier provider of printer driver technology, document imaging tools, faxing tools, and application software for printing, faxing, and imaging for software companies, medical imaging, e-commerce, and more, has released new updates to its Printer

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Amid G7 price cap and insurance ban on Russian energy, Moscow offers Delhi leasing of ships

Russia has offered India cooperation on leasing and building large capacity ships as the ban on insurance services and tanker chartering kicks in the backdrop of G7 countries announcing a price cap. The matter came up during a discussion between Russia’s deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and Indian ambassador Pavan Kapoor. The price cap on Russian

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India now third largest aviation market in the world: PM Modi | Mint

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Stellenbosch municipality ordered to allow Basotho caregivers access to initiates

10 December 2022 – 15:40 The high court in Cape Town has ordered Stellenbosch Municipality to grant Basotho caregivers access to an initiation site. Image: 123RF/Lukas Gojda The high court has ordered the Stellenbosch municipality to allow Basotho caregivers and parents access to initiates as an impasse between the municipality and traditional forums over the

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Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon Among Celebrities Sued Over BAYC Endorsements

Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, and Madonna are among many celebrities named in a class-action lawsuit against the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT founders. The lawsuit alleged that the stars “misleadingly promoted” BAYC NFTs, resulting in buyers facing substantial financial losses. Furthermore, the complaint claimed that Yuga Labs is running a “vast scheme” and paid

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Prince William’s Earthshot Prize Winners Include a Seaweed-Based Plastic Startup and Cleaner Cookstoves

There is no shortage of environmental problems that need to be solved. And today in Boston, Mass.—at a ceremony marked by celebrity appearances and calls to action from around the world—Prince William through his Earthshot Prize handed out over $6 million dollars to help accelerate five solutions to tackling issues on conservation, air quality, oceans

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Padampur bypoll: CM Naveen targets Centre over Bargarh-Nuapara railway project, BJP retaliates

Targeting the BJP-led Central government, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday questioned the status of Bargarh–Nuapara railway project. However, the BJP was quick to retaliatePatnaik was in Padampur when he attacked Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw over his remarks on the said railway project.Replying to Vaishnaw’s comments when he asked the Odisha government to

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Washington Supreme Court allows capital gains collections before it decides case

Photo courtesy Shutterstock The high court’s decision is the result of a series of back-and-forth clashes between the plaintiffs and the attorney general Brett DavisThe Center Square Washington The Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday morning granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to allow the state Department of Revenue to collect the capital gains income tax

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