‘My Wanyama is going nowhere’- Koeman

first_img0Shares0000Southampton’s Victor Wanyama, left, evades the challenge of Swansea City’s Andre Ayew during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary’s, Southampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. PHOTO/PALONDON, December 24- Ronald Koeman has warned Victor Wanyama’s admirers nobody will be leaving Southampton next month.Tottenham failed to prise the midfielder out of St Mary’s in the summer, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was this month forced to deny he is planning a January move. Southampton host the Gunners on Boxing Day, and ahead of that game Koeman has made it clear any bidders will be wasting their time.“They can prepare whatever they like to prepare,” he said. “Don’t spend time trying to buy a player from Southampton because it’s impossible.“They talk about players from Southampton because we have some good players and there is always interest in players. And the ambition of players is about playing Champions League.“We know what we like to do and how we like to do our business. That means in January nobody will leave Southampton.”Saints go into Christmas with just one point from their past five games, and Koeman admits his job could be under threat if that run continues despite the club’s seventh-placed finish last season.“Every manager is under pressure,” he said. “If you sack Jose Mourinho, if you sack Garry Monk from Swansea – then we know.“It’s all about the philosophy of the club, the chairman, and the board. It’s still quiet in Southampton but maybe in one month it can be different.“We know if you are a long time in football what can happen and I’m not worried about that. If it happens, it happens. I do my job, I do my best for the club and do what I have to do, and nothing else.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Who does Arnold speak for?

first_imgIt’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s own doing that from now until he is termed out at the end of 2010, no one will really know when he’s speaking for himself and when he’s merely a heavily accented ventriloquist’s dummy speaking for all those who pay his campaign bills and travel expenses.When he gives his state of the state speech and advocates new water projects, is he speaking from his own analysis of what the state needs or for the real estate and development interests who have given him more than $22 million and need new sources of water for their projects?When he gave hospitals reprieves of from 12 years to 22 years by approving this month rule changes that essentially allow hospitals to remain earthquake collapse hazards for decades to come, was he doing what he thinks is right or pursuing the short-term profit goals of hospital and health insurance interests that have given him $5 million since mid-2003?Does he decide what to do, or take orders from the moneyed interests whose usually anonymous donations fund the nonprofit that pays for his “fantastic” junkets to places like China and the United Kingdom? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSchwarzenegger leaves himself open to these kinds of questions, and to the possibility of his Teflon and his popularity wearing thin because he continually breaks the first promise he made as a candidate and often tries to hide the fact he’s doing so.That promise was to fund all his political activities himself. Just after announcing his recall election candidacy on Jay Leno’s late-night TV show, Schwarzenegger assured reporters he would never need to take money from special interests, that he had plenty of funds to cover all his political expenses and more.Since then he’s raised more than $120 million in officially reported donations from individuals and companies that either do business with the state or rely on state approval for various aspects of their business.Meanwhile, no one knows how much has been raised to pay his travel expenses, including leased private jets that cost up to $100,000 per hour and luxury hotel suites going for $5,000 per night and up in the fanciest hotels of Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Jerusalem and other cities.That’s because, as a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed, his aides don’t keep written records of travel costs and donations, instead tracking these matters only orally. It’s not even clear whether these funds have been used for his frequent Idaho vacations and other personal trips. The lifestyle funded by these practices, which at least skirt close to the boundaries of state gift disclosure laws, stands in stark contrast to the way his predecessors lived. Ex-Gov. and current Attorney General Jerry Brown famously rode around in an aging pale blue Plymouth sedan. The ousted Gray Davis flew commercial coach between Sacramento and his condominium in Los Angeles. Pete Wilson rode in an aging Oldsmobile sedan and George Deukmejian was the essence of unpretentiousness.It’s not that Schwarzenegger lacks the personal funds to pay for both his campaigns and his lifestyle. His fortune was estimated at between $100 million and $200 million when he was elected and has likely grown since. He has spent at least $10 million of his personal money on political activities.But he has long evaded keeping his first promise, excusing himself by saying that because he has so much money, no donation can ever influence him.Yet, it is difficult to find any decision he’s made as governor that harmed the corporate interests whose donations he seeks so assiduously. The unaccounted travel donations have the potential to be especially pernicious. Because Schwarzenegger is far more accessible while traveling than at home, the business executives who are often his fellow travelers get many chances to bend his ear. No one can be sure what influence that has on his decisions.And even if the governor himself is not influenced, his aides and appointees know who pays and who does not. They also know that when their decisions displease the governor and his donors, they will be gone quickly like recent chiefs of the Air Resources Board and the agency regulating chiropractors.Schwarzenegger still has time to fix all this. He’s ruled out running for either the U.S. Senate or mayor of Los Angeles after leaving Sacramento’s horseshoe, so why should he seek more campaign cash? And if he now begins disclosing who pays for his luxury travel, he will at least be letting the public know which agendas are being promoted to him.The governor demonstrated after his 2005 special election disaster that he can change course almost instantly. The bottom line: If he doesn’t clean up his fundraising act, he can never again maintain that his administration is pure and clean. So almost every action he takes in his remaining time as a public “servant” will be open to serious question.Thomas D. 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NY Times Paywall Off to A Great Start

first_imgdavid strom Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Since earlier this year, if you want to read more than 20 articles a month on nytimes.com, you have to either pay for a print subscription, pay for a digital subscription, or figure out another way to gain access. The early results are in, and the Grey Lady is doing well with its paywall, which costs at least $200 a year to. According to the Columbia Journalism Review’s Ryan Chittum, they have created 224,000 regular subscribers, another 57,000 iPad readers, and more have been added via a promotion from Lincoln cars (where the company purchased ads in exchange for free digital subs) as well as its 750,000 print subscribers. There is some hope for the newspaper after all. “It proves that, contra the naysayers, readers will pay good money for quality news. The anti-paywall folks said paywalls would kill traffic and slash digital ad revenues. The NYT is showing that idea was wrong,” says Chittum. Digital ad revenue grew by 16% in the first three months that the paywall was up. While this figure includes both the Times and the Boston Globe, and some probably includes the Lincoln promo, most of that revenue increase is from the Times. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Alabama ~ Corporate Income Tax: Income Tax Deduction Rule Replaced

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Department of Revenue has repealed and replaced its rule concerning the deduction of federal income taxes (FIT) for purposes of computing Alabama corporation income taxes. The rule reflects that corporations may deduct FIT paid or accrued during the taxable year and attributable to their Alabama income. Examples are provided for (1) an accrual basis taxpayer that does not file as a member of a federal consolidated income tax return and who apportions and/or allocates income in and outside Alabama, and (2) an accrual basis taxpayer that files as a member of a federal consolidated income tax return.The rules can be viewed on the department’s website at http://revenue.alabama.gov/analysis/rules.cfm.Rule 810-3-35-.01, Alabama Department of Revenue, effective August 29, 2016last_img read more

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Members of the House Pay Tribute to Ambassador Mullings

first_img “He left us a legacy that we must take seriously if we want to build that Jamaica we desire,” Members of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, October 15 paid glowing tributes to the late former Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Seymour Mullings, describing him as a patriot and selfless. In her contribution, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said Mr. Mullings was faithful in promoting the well-being of his constituents. Members of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, October 15 paid glowing tributes to the late former Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Minister, and Ambassador to Washington, Mr. Seymour Mullings, describing him as a patriot and selfless, who was dedicated to the advancement of his constituents, and the country as a whole.In her contribution, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said Mr. Mullings was faithful in promoting the well-being of his constituents and understood the importance of representation.She stressed that he was a “genuine people person,” who could relate to individuals at all levels of the society. The Prime Minister noted that the former South East St. Ann Member of Parliament was a fair and astute leader, whose meekness and selflessness were appropriately balanced with his dedication to the upliftment of all Jamaicans.Mrs. Simpson Miller said Mr. Mullings struck a fine balance between representation and his Cabinet role, pointing out that his fairness was “of exceptionally high quality,” and that he was not blinded by political favouritism.“He left us a legacy that we must take seriously if we want to build that Jamaica we desire,”  the Prime Minister emphasized.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Mr. Andrew Holness, said Mr. Mullings was a man of great integrity, who was warm and welcoming. “I found him to be very personable, and he was also a mentor…he was a role model for politicians, he was the epitome of civility, a true son of Jamaica.”In his remarks, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, said Mr. Mullings was “endowed with humility, patience and endurance. He could aptly be described as a man who walked with kings, but never lost the common touch.”Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for North Central St. Andrew, Mr. Karl Samuda, said Mr. Mullings was one of the finest political figures, and “one of the finest men this country has ever produced…a great and quiet strategist he was.”Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Audley Shaw, said Mr. Mullings had set a good example for all Parliamentarians to follow.Finance and Planning Minister,  Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, said there was perhaps no other Jamaican politician  who had, unstintingly, given so much of himself to the country, and described the former Deputy Prime Minister as a patriot and servant of the people.Both sides also recounted Mr. Mullings’ swift wit, kindness and lightheartedness, and offered condolences to his widow, Lilieth and daughter, Rose.Ambassador Mullings died on October 9, at the age of 82. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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WHATS SHOOTING IN BC – AS OF JUN0217 – LINKS BY UBCPACTRA

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TCIs own returns to take Clinical Psychologist post in Public Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2015 – Countries suffer an unfortunate brain drain when its most talented achievers do not return home after successful stints in college and university and while it has been about a decade since Anya Malcolm lived at home in the Turks and Caicos; she is back and she is taking on a significant role in the Ministry of Health and Human Services. Dr. Anya Malcolm is quite accomplished with degrees and training and work experience that made her an easy hire for the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams who said: “I am most pleased to welcome Dr. Malcolm to the Turks and Caicos Islands civil service and most proud of her accomplishments. She has continued to excel throughout the years, performing exceptionally well at both the secondary and tertiary levels and has always made quite clear her devotion to these islands…” Dr. Malcolm is the new clinical psychologist in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department. The Clement Howell High graduate holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology (Magna Cum Laude Honors), a Terminal Master’s degree in Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology.She has previous experience in private practices and community mental health clinics across Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Dr. Malcolm has worked with Emmaus Services for the Aging; Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax; Associated Clinical Services; New Perspective Psychotherapy and Consulting and with Community Counseling and Mentoring Services, Inc. At 28 years old, Dr. Malcolm has already started work within TCIG. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Five ambulances due in country by August Related Items:Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology, dr. anya malcolm, Ministry of Health and Human Services Chicken Pox hatching at schools, PDM sounds alarm Health Minister encourages register of Disabled; Govt support availablelast_img read more

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The smart diaper has entered the building at CES 2019

first_img Share your voice Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See it The Cheapskate See at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read the AirPods review $520 at HP Read DJI Osmo Action preview CES 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 1:44 Sprint Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read Google Home Hub review CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.  CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.  Read the Rylo camera preview Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $60 at Best Buy $999 $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It Wearable Tech Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Share your voice Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Angela Lang/CNET 3 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $299 at Amazon $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 $59 at eBay $999 85 Photos Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET See It Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET 7 The Monit smart diaper sensor attaches to the outside of a baby’s diaper. Monit Nobody likes a dirty diaper, even if it’s one of the realities parents have to cope with. So South Korean company Monit has set out to make the experience a bit more bearable. At CES, Monit shared what might be the ultimate wearable: a smart diaper. Monit created a cookie-sized sensor with Bluetooth that attaches to the outside of a baby’s diaper. The sensor can detect whether there’s pee or poo in the diaper and alert parents and caregivers. No more need for a diaper sniff test. Using a smart diaper sensor can reduce instances of diaper rash and urinary tract infections. Also data from the sensor can be used to track diaper consumption, pee and poo patterns and sleeping patterns. The Monit smart diaper monitor launched in Korea and Japan at the end of 2018. The company is partnering with Kimberly Clark to bring Monit’s tech to Huggies this April. Monit also plans to transition from selling the smart diaper sensor to a subscription service that provides unlimited diapers and personalized care service for the baby. Pricing has not been announced at this time. See at Turo $6 at Tidal Turo CES 2019: What tech to expect Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Rylo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Now playing: Watch this: Tags Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags CES Products,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 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Mental giants Liverpool stun Barcelona to scream into UEFA Champions League Final

first_imgIt was perhaps the one of the most outrageous comebacks in Champions League history as Liverpool overturned a 3-0 deficit to hammer in four goals at Anfield to leave Barcelona in ruins and stunned. Jurgen Klopp’s men have now screamed into their second successive UEFA Champions League final.This result was even more stunning as Liverpool went into the game without star attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. This, however, did not deter the home side as Divock Origi — who got to start –, as well as Georginio Wijnaldum, both found the back of the net twice to leave Barcelona stunned and out of Champions League.The move that changed the game was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross that picked out Wijnaldum perfectly and was hammered by him under Marc Andre ter Stegen. Later, Xherdan Shaqiri lobbed a perfect cross to Wijnaldum which was also knocked into the back of the net to seal the win and a spot in the Final. WijnaldumReuters”With any other team, I wouldn’t think it was possible. They are really mentality giants,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “It is unbelievable the season we had, the games we had, the injuries we had now.”Going out there and putting in a performance like this on the pitch is unbelievable. I am really proud to be the manager of this team. What they did tonight was really special. I will remember it forever,” he further added.They now await the winner of the game between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspurs in the final on June 1 in Madrid as the Reds will aim for their sixth European title.The stunning Barcelona collapse Jurgen KloppJulian Finney/Getty ImagesThe scenes were in complete contrast on the other corner as Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was left floundering around for words. This was his second major setback in Europe in two years. Last year, the La Liga champs were ousted by Roma after they wilted in the second round of Quarter-finals despite leading 4-1 in the first-leg.”The most hurtful thing is to repeat it. When you have a collapse of this nature we will have a few horrible days ahead,” said Valverde.Liverpool legends reactFor Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, this comeback was nothing short of spectacular as they saluted the effort and mental strength of the side and the belief of the players.”You know when you talk about the great nights, this is the best ever. It’s absolutely incredible. Before the game, we were talking about all the superlatives we can about Messi. We can run out of superlatives for Liverpool,” Fowler told BT Sport.Michael Owen was ecstatic and echoed the sentiment that the fantastic season was not over yet and that it was only football which could have done this.”The emotions that this place evokes on nights like these, there hasn’t been a better night than this. They took it out of Barcelona’s hands – the spirit, the heart shown by this squad, and that all starts from the top. That starts from Klopp,” former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand jumped in with the accolades.It was not a perfect start to begin with as Andy Robertson was off action at half-time and was replaced by Wijnaldum which made James Milner to hop across to left-back. In the end though, it all turned out to be perfect for the home team. If only, they can repeat this kind of showing in the Final, they might be unstoppable.last_img read more

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Provide basic requirements security to Rohingya children

first_imgParticipants at the roundtable jointly organised by Prothom Alo and UNICEF at the Prothom Alo office in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloDiscussants at a roundtable stressed that the Rohingya children should be provided with basic education, food and other necessities as well as proper security as long as they are in Bangladesh.The roundtable was jointly organised by ProthomAlo and UNICEF at the Prothom Alo office in the capital on Sunday. Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Qayyum moderated the roundtable.Chief guest at the roundtable, Bangladesh Human Rights Commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, said almost 400,000 Rohingya children took shelter in Cox’s Bazar since the latest crisis began with violent attacks in Rakhine on 25 August.Speaking about providing legal assistance to the Rohingyas in Bangladesh, assistant external relations officer of UNHCR Souvik Das said Bangladesh lacks any kind of refugee law. However, identifying the newborn Rohingyas in Bangladesh and providing them with birth certificates can help them, he added.He also mentioned that the majority of the Rohingya female refugees were pregnant or were child brides.He also said most of the children in the camps were traumatised following the atrocities they witnessed in Myanmar and proper security for them has to be ensured in the camps.Speaking about the latest condition of the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, executive director of Coast Trust, Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, said Bangladesh should have two types of plans for managing the current refugee crisis.He said, plan A should be providing basic education for the Rohingya children and also ensuring long term education programmes in the refugee camps, so that the refugee children can get a stable future.He said plan B should be to continue pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas.Special guest additional secretary of social welfare ministry Khairul Anam said the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh has continued for the last 40 years. He also appreciated the fact that different local as well as international organisations were working along with the government to cope with the crisis.Khairul Anam said currently there are a total of 10 Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf where a total of 12,000 children have been registered till now.Among others, programme coordinator of BRAC M Nazrul Islam, child protection expert of UNICEF Monira Hasan, head of child rights and protection, Plan International, Tania Nusrat Zaman, national program officer (adolescent and youth gender) of UNFPA Humaira Farhana, deputy director of community development center Tsadduk Hossain, and deputy country director of Handicap International Sharmin Khan, also addressed the roundtable.last_img read more

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