Trump terminates USD 56 bln trade concessions for India under GSP programme

first_imgWashington: President Donald Trump has terminated India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation from June 5, ending the country’s USD 5.6 billion trade concessions under the key GSP programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide “equitable and reasonable access” to its markets. The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “I have determined that India has not assured the US that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets. Accordingly, it is appropriate to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country effective June 5, 2019,” Trump said in a proclamation on Friday ignoring the plea made by several top American lawmakers. On March 4, Trump announced that the US intends to terminate India’s designations as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP programme. The 60-day notice period ended on May 3. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The Trump administration has prioritised working with the Government of India to ensure that US companies have a level-playing field, a senior State Department official told reporters on Thursday, hours after Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second time following his spectacular electoral victory in the general elections. Meanwhile reacting to President Trump’s decision, India Saturday said it will continue to work with the US to strengthen economic ties in the wake of America’s decision to withdraw export benefits under the GSP programme. In a statement, the commerce ministry in New Delhi said that in any relationship, particularly in the area of economic ties, there are ongoing issues which get resolved mutually from time to time. It said that the GSP benefits given by developed countries like the US to developing nations such as India are “unilateral, non reciprocal and non discriminatory”. India exported goods worth USD 5.6 billion under GSP last year, but “our total GSP benefits were to the tune of only USD 190 million”, Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan had said in March. Under the GSP programme, nearly 2,000 products including auto components and textile materials can enter the US duty-free if the beneficiary developing countries meet the eligibility criteria established by Congress. India was the largest beneficiary of the programme in 2017 with USD 5.7 billion in imports to the US given duty-free status and Turkey the fifth largest with USD 1.7 billion in covered imports, according to a Congressional Research Service report issued in January. The GSP criteria includes, among others, respecting arbitral awards in favour of the US citizens or corporations, combating child labour, respecting internationally recognised worker rights, providing adequate and effective intellectual property protection, and providing the US with equitable and reasonable market access. Countries can also be graduated from the GSP programme depending on factors related to economic development. The Trump administration argues that New Delhi has failed to assure America that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors. In a statement, Coalition for GSP executive director Dan Anthony said Trump’s decision will cost American businesses over USD 300 million in additional tariffs every year. “Without GSP benefits American small businesses face a new tax that will mean job losses, cancelled investments and cost increases for consumers. Only a year after the Senate and House passed a three year reauthorisation of the GSP by a near unanimous margin, the Trump administration has kicked out the GSP country that saves American companies more money than any other,” he said. Anthony said the Trump administration made the decision in the face of opposition from members of the Congress and hundreds of American businesses that have called for continued GSP eligibility for India. “They also acted despite India’s willingness to negotiate new market access for American exports. Thus, there are no winners from today’s decision. American importers will pay more, while some American exporters will continue to face current market access barriers in India and others, including farmers, are very likely to be subject to new retaliatory tariff, Anthony said. In a statement in March, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said that India has failed to provide the US with assurances that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors. The Trump administration had launched an eligibility review of India’s compliance with the GSP market access criterion in April 2018. “India has implemented a wide array of trade barriers that create serious negative effects on United States commerce. Despite intensive engagement, India has failed to take the necessary steps to meet the GSP criterion,” the USTR said.last_img read more

Canadian border agents among five charged with drug smuggling offences

first_imgTORONTO – Two Canadian border agents are among five people arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency say the agents worked out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.Authorities allege the pair facilitated the importation of more than 30 kilograms of cocaine between January last year and April this year.They also seized cocaine shipped from Colombia and Jamaica to Toronto.Charged with offences including breach of trust, conspiracy, and importing a narcotic are CBSA agents Patrick Ruddy, 37, of Toronto, and Brano Andrews, 41, of Barrie, Ont.Facing similar charges are Roberto Leyva, 32, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Keith Hamid, 41, and Rennie Escoffery, 57, both of Brampton, Ont.“Allegations of improper or illegal behaviour by CBSA employees are taken very seriously,” Goran Vragovic, CBSA regional director general, said in a statement. “These allegations in no way reflect upon the true professionalism, dedication and integrity displayed each and every day by our CBSA staff.”last_img read more

Kashechewan First Nation gets agreement from feds Ontario to relocate

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario has an agreement with the federal and provincial governments that lays out a plan to move the reserve annually threatened by flood waters.Kashechewan, located north of Fort Albany, Ont., along the James Bay coast, has had to repeatedly evacuate from flooding and infrastructure problems, including last month when a state of emergency forced more than 2,500 members to fly to other locations across the province.“I hope that the people of Kashechewan, who have been evacuated for several weeks now as a precautionary measure, will soon be able to return home safely, knowing that we hear them and are acting,” said Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan.The First Nation has been asking for years to be relocated to higher ground.In front of 300 community members today, the federal and provincial governments signed an agreement with the First Nation to commit to moving the reserve.Indigenous O’Regan said the relocation process will likely take around eight years under the terms of the agreement that he hopes assures the community that it will not face flooding issues forever.“I would like to thank Chief Leo Friday, Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon for their efforts to advance this crucial work together,” said O’Regan.“With this Framework Agreement in place, we have a clear path forward to meet the needs of the community, both in the immediate and long term.”NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose riding includes Kashechewan, calls the deal a very important step and says it is the result of pressure from the community who are tired of spending their springs in evacuation centres.Ontario’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford says the province is on board.“The Ontario Government is committed to do everything in its authority to support the relocation of Kashechewan First Nation,” Rickford said in a statement.news@aptn.calast_img read more

CIBC hikes dividend but declining profit misses expectations

TORONTO — The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce hiked its dividend as it reported its first-quarter profit fell 11 per cent to $1.18 billion, missing expectations.CIBC saw double-digit drops in profit from Canadian personal and small business banking and capital markets. However, commercial banking and wealth management delivered a 25 per cent uptick in earnings in the U.S. while in Canada earnings were relatively flat.The bank also said the quarter included several one-time items — such as a $227-million charge for a payment made to Air Canada to secure the bank’s participation in the airline’s new loyalty program — that resulted in a total negative impact of 41 cents per share. TD raises dividend, but profit rise misses expectations Big miss for Laurentian Bank as profit drops 32% in volatile markets, 10% of workforce to go Banking abroad boosts BMO, Scotiabank as domestic market slips “In the first quarter, we delivered solid performance across our strategic business units,” CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig said in a statement. “We continue to make progress on our strategy to build a client-focused North American bank with diversified earnings growth and disciplined expense and capital management while delivering superior shareholder returns.”Canada’s fifth-largest lender raised its quarterly payment to common shareholders by four cents to $1.40.The Toronto-based bank’s earnings for the three-month period ended Jan. 31 amounted to $2.60 per diluted share, down from $2.95 during the same period a year earlier.On an adjusted basis, CIBC earned $3.01 per share, down from $3.18 a year ago and below the $3.08 expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters Eikon.Its capital markets division saw a steep year-over-year decline, down $121 million or 38 per cent to net income of $201 million driven by lower revenue and a higher provision for credit losses, or money set aside for bad loans.The lender’s Canadian personal and small business banking arm reported net income dropped 29 per cent, or $193 million, during the quarter from a year earlier to $463 million. However, excluding certain one-time items, the division’s adjusted net income was $632 million, down $26 million or four per cent from the same period in 2018.CIBC’s domestic commercial banking and wealth management saw net income increase by two per cent to $319 million, primarily driven by higher revenue and lower expenses.However, net income from its U.S. commercial banking and wealth management rose by 25 per cent to $168 million in the latest quarter, largely due to higher revenue.CIBC’s common equity tier one ratio, a key measure of a bank’s financial health, was 11.2 per cent during the quarter. That marks an increase from 10.8 per cent a year ago but down from 11.4 per cent in the previous quarter.The bank’s provision for credit losses overall surged by 121 per cent to $338 million during the financial first quarter.Higher than expected loan losses drove CIBC’s earnings miss, said Gabriel Dechaine, an analyst with National Bank of Canada Financial Markets.Scott Chan, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, said the result marked CIBC’s second straight quarterly earnings-per-share miss after largely beating expectations each quarter for the past four years.“The bright spot came from CM’s NA commercial businesses with volume up low double-digits, particularly U.S. commercial banking and wealth management,” he said in a note to clients. read more

UN aims to cut toll of worlds 500000 women who die in

The campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) includes the distribution of Beyond the Numbers – Reviewing Maternal Deaths and Complications to Make Pregnancy Safer, a manual for health planners and providers. The $10 million project also involves training decision-makers, national health planners and medical service providers in high-priority countries.The initiative is being carried out in collaboration with more than 20 regional and international agencies, including the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.They are fighting what is widely viewed as an “invisible epidemic” in poor countries, where the risk of dying in childbirth is over 100 times higher than in rich nations. WHO says these figures do not tell the whole story because as many as half of all maternal deaths go unreported. Over 60 States don’t even track statistics on the problem.”If dead women are not even counted, then it seems they do not count,” Joy Phumaphi, WHO’s Assistant Director-General on Family and Community Health, said at a meeting today in Nairobi. The manual delves into the question of why women die from complications related to childbirth, and spells out how to avoid them through methods which can be used in even the poorest settings.The main causes of maternal deaths are well-known: haemorrhage, infection, hypertensive disorders, obstructed labour and unsafe abortion. But WHO and its partners are trying to remind the world that the crisis continues because care for pregnant women is either unavailable, inaccessible, or inadequate.The effects are tragically amplified, with an estimated 1 million children left motherless each year. Those youngsters are 10 times more likely to die in childhood than others whose mothers are alive, according to WHO. read more

PotashCorp hastens closure of NB mine plans production hiatus in Saskatchewan

PotashCorp hastens closure of N.B. mine, plans production hiatus in Saskatchewan by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 6:46 am MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SASKATOON – Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) plans to slash production and permanently close a potash mine New Brunswick ahead of schedule, the company said Thursday as it reported a drop in quarterly profits, sales and financial guidance.The company said the fertilizer market has been weaker than expected in the second half of this year and it’s taking measures to reduce inventory and output.PotashCorp chief executive Jochen Tilk said the company is focused on striking the right balance between flexibility and cost.“We have some of the best, most efficient potash assets in the world and we continue to take steps to even further improve efficiencies and lower our costs,” he told a conference call with financial analysts.Tilk noted cuts the company made in 2013 when it took out 3.5 million tonnes in potash production capacity.The company said it will permanently close its Penobsquis mine in New Brunswick at the end of next month, instead of next year, affecting 140 contract workers employed by Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling.PotashCorp is also planning three-week temporary shutdowns at three of its mines in Saskatchewan in December as part of the plan to reduce production by 500,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter.The earlier closure of the Penobsquis mine, with 800,000 tonnes of capacity, will allow the company to focus on ramping up production at Picadilly, a newer and lower-cost mine in the province.“While this will reduce production levels in New Brunswick by approximately 800,000 tonnes annual until we have Picadilly fully ramped up, it aligns with market conditions,” he said.New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the closure had been planned, but that didn’t make it any easier for those affected.“But that’s just a reminder to myself and to our government why we have to focus on creating jobs, why we have to focus on developing our natural resources and energy projects, why we have to ensure that projects like the Energy East pipeline make its way from Alberta to New Brunswick,” he said while in Edmonton.In its financial report for the three months ended Sept. 30, PotashCorp said its net income dropped to US$282 million or 34 cents per share from US$317 million or 38 cents per share in the third quarter of 2014.Revenue from sales of potash, nitrogen and phosphates and related fertilizer products or services fell to US$1.53 billion from US$1.64 billion.In its outlook, the company said it now expects earnings for the full year of $1.55 to $1.65 per share, down from earlier expectations for between $1.75 and $1.95.PotashCorp also cut its forecast for potash sales volumes to between 9.0 and 9.2 million tonnes and gross potash margins of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion. That compared with its guidance in July for potash sales volumes between $9.3 million tonnes and $9.6 million tonnes and gross potash margins between $1.5 billion and $1.7 billion.Despite the lower outlook, Tilk said the company’s dividend is safe.“The value of the dividend, $1.2 billion annually, was stress tested in a number of downside scenarios and we remain comfortable that even amidst a more challenging macro environment it is very well supported and can be sustained,” he said.Shares in the company, which traded lower Thursday following the release of the company’s results, carried a dividend yield of more than seven per cent.Earlier this month, PotashCorp dropped its attempt to buy German fertilizer company K+S AG.The company had offered 41 euros a share for the company, valuing it at about 7.9 billion euros, however the bid failed to win widespread support and was rejected by K+S. read more

201415 Annual Report and Yearend Results

Earlier this summer, at its meeting on June 26, Brock’s Board of Trustees approved the University’s audited financial statements for 2014-15.For the first time, Brock’s Financial Services staff have prepared a full annual report. They strived to make it as informative as possible for all users, and thank everyone who participated in its creation.  The report can be found at http://brocku.ca/finance/university-financial-information/audited-statements.Three Financial Update presentations have been arranged for Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Finance & Administration, to present the actual year-end results for 2014-15 and discuss Brock’s finances. Space is limited so please rsvp to Karen Roberts at kroberts@brocku.ca or ext. 4931 for one of the dates below.Friday, September 18, 8:30-9:30 am, PL600FFriday, September 25, 9:30-10:30 am, Sankey ChamberFriday, September 25, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sankey Chamber read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for December 29 2014

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WWE Network live-stream schedule for 12/29/14:9:00 AM ETWRESTLEMANIA REWIND Relive the historic final match of the WrestleMania IV tournament where Randy Savage took on the ‘Million Dollar Man’.10:00 AM ETWWE BEYOND THE RING Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart and Shawn Michaels engaged in one of the most bitter rivalries ever. Now, they sit down and rehash their storied past.12:00 PM ETWWE ROYAL RUMBLE 1992 Thirty stars compete in the Royal Rumble Match for the vacant WWE Championship! Featuring The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and more.3:00 PM ETWWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Exciting Celebrity Twists ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.4:00 PM ETMONDAY NIGHT WAR The strategies that helped Eric Bischoff build WCW would hasten the decline of both he and his company.5:00 PM ETWWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow – this is NXT!6:00 PM ETTOTAL DIVAS Nattie faces surgery after a nasal injury. Nikki suspects John Cena of cheating, and Trinity makes a music video.7:00 PM ETTHIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from this week’s Raw and Smackdown7:30 PM ETRAW PRE-SHOW The Raw Pre-Show delivers WWE’s inside stories and previews Monday Night Raw.8:00 PM ETWWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Exciting Celebrity Twists ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.9:00 PM ETMONDAY NIGHT WAR The strategies that helped Eric Bischoff build WCW would hasten the decline of both he and his company.10:00 PM ETTOTAL DIVAS Nattie faces surgery after a nasal injury. Nikki suspects John Cena of cheating, and Trinity makes a music video.11:06 PM ETWWE RIVALRIES Four superstars revolutionize sports entertainment and breathe new life into WWE’s tag team division during their acrobatic battles. Video: Watch the AEW Double or Nothing Ticket Party Announcement live stream WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Facebookcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Pinterestlast_img read more

City of Dreams Manila partner rallies against Landing IR plans

first_img Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 RelatedPosts The Vice Chairman of City of Dreams Manila partner Belle Corp, Willy N Ocier, has called for Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR to limit the number of casino operators in the Entertainment City precinct in Parañaque to the original four, rallying against the possible addition of Landing International Development Ltd as a fifth licensee.Landing is currently awaiting the findings of a government-ordered investigation into a 50-year land lease deal it signed with its local partner, Nayong Pilipino Foundation, to build a US$1.5 billion integrated resort in Entertainment City on a site directly between Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino and Universal Entertainment’s Okada Manila. Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Melco Resorts and Belle Corp hold the third license for City of Dreams Manila while Travellers International Hotel Group, the joint venture between Genting Hong Kong and Alliance Global Group that operates Resorts World Manila, is building Westside City Resorts World, due to open in Entertainment City in 2020.Speaking to Business Mirror this week, Ocier said PAGCOR needed more time to assess operations once the current four were fully operational before considering the addition of a fifth.“PAGCOR will still need to assess the market only after Okada and Resorts World have completed their projects and operate at full ramp up,” he said.“That will take at least six more years from now.”IAG has been told that Bloomberry is also pushing against the Landing development.According to COL Financial Group Inc Vice President, April Lynn C Tan, investors are “a little bit worried” about the prospect of a fifth operator in Entertainment City, however, “I think the level of worry today is not as much as it was in the past,” she told Business Mirror.“When Okada opened, people were worried it will grab market share. But it turned out the industry just grew faster such that everybody was able to benefit. The worry was not as much as this stage.”Landing broke ground on its planned IR, NayonLanding, on 7 August only for the entire board of it partner, Nayong Pilipino Foundation, to be fired by President Duterte on the same day for what he described as a “grossly disadvantageous” land deal.Despite the President’s stance, Landing told IAG on Monday that it “still maintains the target to open the project in 2022.”last_img read more

Vendome Group Buys Healthcare Event Group

first_imgHealthcare and real estate media company Vendome Group has acquired the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, which produces tech-focused summits and symposiums for healthcare professionals. Terms of the deal were not released, but the Institute for Health Technology Transformation produces about 11 events per year, each attracting around 200 attendees. For Vendome, the acquisition gives it a new audience to market its Healthcare Informatics brand, which also caters to healthcare IT executives, and expands its current stable of events and webinars. “The acquisition of iHT2 is the fulfillment of a key strategic initiative,” says Vendome CEO Jane Butler in a statement. “It extends the reach of Vendome’s acclaimed Healthcare Informatics brand and offers our subscribers new and exciting venues for networking and education.”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Parterre Flooring Announces New CFO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Parterre Flooring Systems, a leader in luxury vinyl flooring and surfaces, announces the recent hire of David Kelly, who has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and will be based out of their Wilmington, MA headquarters. Having worked in various industries, Kelly joins Parterre Flooring Systems with more than a decade of financial experience.“We are pleased to have David Kelly join Parterre as Chief Financial Officer,” said Ralph Grogan, CEO of Parterre Flooring Systems. “David’s experience working with private equity and mid-size companies will be extremely valuable to Parterre and its plans for growth over the next several years.”Kelly most recently worked as the Vice President of Finance and Controller at Captivate, Inc., a leading digital out-of-home media company. At Captivate, Inc., Kelly led the accounting and financial planning functions for the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations. Kelly has also held senior level positions in finance at Adheris Health, CBIZ/MHM, and Keane International, Inc. He has received both his Masters of Business Administration and B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. David currently resides in Burlington, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.About Parterre Flooring SystemsParterre Flooring Systems is a leading manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring and surfaces in North America. In business since 1991, the company offers a broad selection of luxury vinyl tile, plank, and resilient sheet products that authentically replicate the beauty of nature in wood and stone colors and designs as well as metallic surfaces and other unique finishes. Expect greater resilience, easier maintenance and better durability with the superior performance of vinyl. Parterre flooring and surface products are recyclable, environmentally safe, and easily installed. Parterre is headquartered in Wilmington, M.A. For more information, call 888.338.1029 or visit Parterre online at http://www.parterreflooring.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Parterre Flooring Systems.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Names Ralph Grogan As New CEOIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Announces New Addition To Sales TeamIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Announces Promotion of Chris EaslerIn “Business”last_img read more

US is our natural global partner Modi

first_imgDescribing America as India’s ‘natural global partner’, prime minister Narendra Modi said the complementary strengths of the two democracies can be used for inclusive and broad-based development to transform lives across the world.‘The US is our natural global partner. India and the US embody the enduring and universal relevance of their shared values,’ Modi wrote in an op-ed in the The Wall Street Journal.Narendra Modi said the thriving Indian-American community in the US is a metaphor for the potential of India-US partnership, and for the possibilities of an environment that nurtures enterprise and rewards hard work.Ahead of his arrival in New York for a five-day US trip, the prime minister said India and the US have a fundamental stake and many shared interests in each other’s success.last_img read more

Crime blog Brazilian soccer fans revive one of historys most inhumane punishments

first_imgNo related posts. NEW YORK — The Associated Press moved a bizarre story this weekend about an amateur Brazilian soccer match that came to a gruesome end. The trouble began when referee Otavio da Silva ejected a player named Josenir Abreu. An argument ensued, which ended when da Silva pulled a knife and stabbed Abreu to death. Abreu’s friends and relatives were upset, as you might expect, and so they stormed the field and threw stones at da Silva until he died, which you probably didn’t expect. Then, they chopped da Silva’s body into quarters and impaled his head on a stake, which I really, truly hope you didn’t expect.Quartering dates back to 13th-century England, when Henry III and subsequent rulers used it against men convicted of high treason. Unlucky convicts would be dragged to the gallows and hanged until they were almost but not quite dead. Then they would be disemboweled while still alive, and their entrails would be burnt before their eyes. Finally, the prisoner was beheaded and dismembered, and his remains were displayed as a warning to all those who would conspire against the Crown.The punishment didn’t really make it over to the Thirteen Colonies. There are very few records of people being hanged, drawn and quartered in America. In 1676, a Rhode Island man named Joshua Tefft was hanged, drawn and quartered after he allegedly took the Narragansett tribe’s side during a skirmish with colonists. Tefft claimed he had been forced to fight, but the colonists didn’t buy his excuse; as Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower” puts it, “Without English clothes and with a weather-beaten face, he looked like an Indian to the English. Tefft was a troubling example of what happened to a man when the Puritan’s god and culture were stripped away and Native savagery was allowed to take over.” (Indian wars were the heyday of quartering in America. In 1675, a Narragansett chieftain named Metacom was beheaded and quartered after he was killed in a battle with colonists. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, his head was “displayed on a pole for 25 years at Plymouth.”)While some sources say Tefft is the only man to ever be verifiably hanged, drawn and quartered in America, the punishment itself remained on the books as a deterrent to treason. In 1771, Captain Benjamin Merrill and five other men were sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered after leading a group of militiamen against British forces in a tax protest that presaged the Revolutionary War. Evidence indicates that they were only hanged, however, and that the drawing and quartering portion of the sentence was waived. Phew!Once the British were expelled from the colonies, hanging, drawing and quartering went away as a punishment, likely because it was barbaric and inhumane, and also very messy. The last 200 years or so have pretty much been drawing-and-quartering free, which is part of the reason why this news from Brazil was so surprising. Indeed, the most surprising part of this act of vigilantism is that the soccer fans were able to successfully quarter the referee in question. Did they bring their own machetes to the game?Peters writes Slate’s crime blog. @slatecrime.© 2013, Slate Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Zac Brown Band to perform national anthem at CFP t

first_imgZac Brown Band to perform national anthem at CFP title game by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2017 3:17 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 12, 2015, file photo, Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8, 2018, the College Football Playoff announced on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File) center_img IRVING, Texas – Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8.The College Football Playoff on Thursday announced the participants for its pregame festivities. Atlanta gospel choir David Walker & High Praise will accompany Zac Brown Band on the anthem and Carly Ortega, a 12-year-old Georgia native, will sign it. Ortega attends the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.The flag will be presented by U.S. Marines from Bravo Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, based in Smyrna, Georgia.The CFP previously announced that the Chainsmokers, Darius Rucker, Jason Derulo, Bebe Rexha, Brett Young, Spencer Ludwig and Lizzo will perform in concerts at Centennial Olympic Park from Jan. 6-8.___For more AP college football coverage: www.collegefootball.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

Police arrest speeding driver

first_imgA driver has been arrested for speeding after police stopped him on the Limassol to Nicosia motorway near Tseri at 00.30 on Friday morning.The 35-year-old man was travelling at 233km/h, well over the legal 100km/h motorway limit.The vehicle was fitted with test number plates and had not been registered.The driver was arrested and, after being charged, he was released and will appear in court at a later date.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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