Willow Fiddler APTN National NewsHundreds of people attended a prayer walk in Thunder Bay that was organized by the community of North Caribou Lake.That’s the community where Tammy Keeash was from.The 17-year old’s body was discovered by a dried up floodway May 7.It’s also the community where Darryl Kakekayash lives.In 2008 he was attacked in Thunder Bay by men who beat him and threw him in the river.It was ten years before he set foot in the city firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabat – To combat undocumented migration, the European Commission has pledged more security cooperation with Morocco.Morocco, a transit and destination country for migrants, has thwarted more than 54,000 undocumented immigration attempts in 2018.Moroccan authorities are also overseeing security at the Morocco-Spain border, where hundreds of migrants try to jump the high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos responded to a question on border security, saying that the EU and Morocco are in “regular contact to strengthen their cooperation on migration and security.”The commissioner also pointed out the importance of the cooperation between Spain and Morocco to tackle border security and migration issues.“Spain and Morocco are cooperating continuously and closely in the field of border control in order to reduce the number of illegal crossings and the risk of potential terrorist infiltration,” he said.He also spoke about the security bodies in cooperation to provide constant surveillance in the Mediterranean to prevent undocumented immigration and cross-border crime.Following Thursday’s government council in Morocco on September 6, Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi claimed that Morocco will not let its territory shelter human trafficking networks.The official also told the press that the North African country “refuses to play the policeman in the region.”El Khalfi’s remarks followed a presentation by Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit during the government council.Laftit discussed new measures to fight undocumented immigration while following the guidelines of Morocco’s 2013 migration policy.Touting Morocco’s achievements since the implementation of the policy, El Khalfi recalled the two operations to regularize the legal and administrative situation of migrants in Morocco in 2014 and 2018.The government regularized the status of 50,000 undocumented migrants, 90 percent of whom were from sub-Saharan Africa.El Khalfi said that 22,000 migrants have benefited from voluntary return operations since 2014, including 1,400 in 2018.He added that Moroccan authorities frustrated 54,000 undocumented immigration attempts and thwarted 74 criminal human trafficking groups, seizing 1,900 boats.
Determining that the situation in Haiti continues to threaten international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council this afternoon extended the mandate of the UN mission to that country until 24 June, stating its intention to extend it further at that time.The action came after the Council’s 20 May consideration of a report on Haiti in which Secretary-General Kofi Annan commended the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for carrying out crucial tasks in difficult circumstances, saying it created a security environment in which the political transition could take place.In addition to recommending the mandate extension, the report also called for an expansion of the mission to 7,500 troops from the 6,700 authorized, with 6,211 on the ground as of 9 May. The new police ceiling should be raised to 1,897 from 1,622 authorized and 1,413 on the ground, he said.
“[Boko Haram] stepped up its attacks against civilian and military targets in the Lake Chad Basin area, notably in Cameroon and Chad, leading to a further deterioration in the security, economic, humanitarian and human rights situation,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Abdoulaye Bathily, in his briefing.He also added that the proximity of other regional conflicts near the Lake Chad Basin region, combined with the risks of radicalization, and the chronic poverty of already marginalized populations remain a serious concern.Mr. Bathily noted that the influx of refugees into the Lake Chad Basin region has over-stretched Government capacities and further limited service delivery in the affected areas and the refugee situation comes in addition to a significant number of internally displaced persons and returnees who require immediate assistance.At the same time, he observed that Boko Haram has been weakened as a result of the intensified military campaign by countries of the Lake Chad Basin, and has started resorting to attacks against soft targets. “The ongoing efforts to operationalize the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) underscore the commitment by the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin to coordinate action to fight Boko Haram,” he added. Mr. Bathily also expressed hope that the joint summit of Central and West Africa Heads of State and Government, to explore concrete ways to address the root causes of terrorism and radicalization, will take place without further delay, and also called for increased support from international partners in the fight against terrorism, radicalization and armed violence.Speaking about Central African Republic (CAR), the Special Representative noted that the recent spate of inter-communal violence that erupted in September generated additional refugee populations within the region, and gross human rights violations against local populations, particularly in the capital, Bangui. The violence, Mr. Bathily noted, had also weakened the national reconciliation process and the proliferation of small arms and gang-related criminality.He stressed that Pope Francis’s recent visit to the country had been “timely” and his “message of peace and his prayers – in Catholic churches and Muslim mosques – were embraced by the population and welcomed as symbols of hope.”Mr. Bathily said that in this context, it is critical to accelerate the pace of implementation of the recommendations of the Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation and for the presidential and legislative elections to take place peacefully to conclude the transition.The Special Representative also noted that while the killings and attacks perpetrated by the LRA have diminished, the group continues to pose a threat to regional security, especially in CAR and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).“The security and humanitarian crisis triggered by the LRA’s activities, including looting and abductions should not be underestimated. The LRA has adapted to our strong collective response by keeping a low profile, buying time and taking advantage of coordination gaps,” said Mr. Bathily.He also added that the UNOCA continues its active engagement on the LRA issue, including on the implementation of the UN regional strategy to address he threat and impact of the LRA.Lastly, highlighting the approaching electoral cycles in several countries, the Special Representative said that the mounting tensions in the region, in part from disputes over national constitutions and lack of political consensus, must be addressed.“I will continue to use my good offices to engage with stakeholders in the sub-region to encourage the peaceful resolution of disputes, including through inclusive political dialogue,” Mr. Bathily concluded.
Thank YouSly & the Family Stone-45 I’m Gonna Make You Love MeDee Dee Warwick+30 Fire and RainJames Taylor+33 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’The Righteous Brothers-14 Tracks of My TearsSmokey Robinson & The Miracles0 Let It BeThe Beatles-21 Wind Beneath My WingsRoger Whittaker-34 Sources: YouTube, Whosampled The Look of LoveDusty Springfield+85 Everybody Needs LoveThe Temptations+8 I Wish It Would RainThe Temptations-4 YesterdayThe Beatles+70 Gladys Knight takes her time with interpretationsDifference in song length between Knight’s covers and the original songs Baby I Need Your LovingThe Four Tops+1 SongOriginal ArtistDifference For Once in My LifeBarbara McNair+50 SongOriginal ArtistDifference The Need to BeJim Weatherly+13 Average+13 Help Me Make It Through the NightKris Krisofferson+66 Feel Like Makin’ LoveRoberta Flack+129 sec. Every Beat of My HeartThe Royals-49 Groovin’The Young Rascals+27 The Way We WereBarbara Streisand+36 So while anthems have gotten longer over time, the 40-year average is not fully accounting for that trend. When you do account for it5I used an AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average model — or ARIMA — which allows us to better forecast time series data. the best forecast for the 2019 anthem is actually 119 seconds, 13 seconds over the 40-year average.Gender of the anthem singer is also significant. Men tend to sing the anthem more quickly than women — though not many men have sung the anthem in recent years, when the anthems have been getting longer overall. Still, the all-time shortest anthem performance was by a man — the incomparable Neil Diamond — who got in and out like a boss in a cool 61 seconds. And the longest anthem ever performed at a Super Bowl was by the unforgettable Natalie Cole in 1994, which clocked in at a diva-esque 148 seconds. Yes, I’m readyBarbara Mason-1 Ave MariaAnna Moffo+65 Baby Don’t Change Your MindThe Stylistics-1 All I Could Do Is CryEtta James+2 Keep an EyeDiana Ross & The Supremes-9 Midnight Train to GeorgiaCissy Houston+42 Cloud NineThe Temptations-9 Taking a larger view, only two anthems in the past 15 years have been performed faster than the 40-year average of 1 minute 47 seconds. And when I looked at the age of the anthem singers, I found no significant correlation between age and performance time.6p-value: 0.228 On the other hand, we can look at one of Knight’s previous performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” itself, which is solid piece of evidence against the over, running for 92 seconds. It was, however, performed 28 years ago. All things considered, the bookmakers appear to have this line wrong on Gladys, and her upcoming anthem performance is probably going to go over 107 seconds.Researching a single prop was a lot of work, and it’s understandable why books might not want to put this level of effort into each and every bet they publish. But it does imply that there are profitable edges for some Super Bowl props. Using the Twitter machine, I threw up a bat signal for a gambling expert to help me confirm my priors. Rufus Peabody, a professional sports bettor and former ESPN contributor who is well-known in gambling circles for the scale and volume of his Super Bowl prop wagers, agreed to help.“The time and effort to accurately value props is pretty high,” Peabody said. “Some books put more effort into their props than others, and for some props there’s almost no data. Books will move the lines aggressively when sharp bets are made though, which helps them adjust.”I’ve been keeping an eye on the Gladys anthem line, and it hasn’t moved all week. I was tempted to bet the over, but when I was confronted with the prospect of having to convert real money into Bitcoin in order to place a bet on an offshore site, I decided to abort. When I looked around for somewhere to place the bet in Las Vegas — where they accept actual money — I struck out. Peabody explained that prop bets like anthem length are illegal in Las Vegas because of restrictions on the types of sources casinos can use to “grade” or determine the outcome of a bet.Even if it won’t net me any cash, I’ll be pulling for Knight to go over regardless. I want her to belt out that last note in “home of the brave” for an egregiously long time. After all, my Twitter credibility is on the line, and that’s serious business. You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to MeRay Price+8 Finally, Knight herself appears to be a singer who knows how to stretch a note. Using whosampled, I identified 31 covers performed by Knight and timed the cover performance of each using similar criteria to the anthem timing. Knight’s covers were 7 percent longer than the originals on average, good for a bonus 12.7 seconds of soothing soul per track. In perhaps the best comp to the national anthem — “Ave Maria,” a soaring, vocal-heavy standard covered by hundreds of artists — Gladys’ performance was 37 percent longer than the standard version. Heard It Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye-39 Super Bowl LIII is not only about two of the league’s best offenses squaring off against one another — New England and Los Angeles — it’s also about America’s other favorite pastime: gambling. The total amount bet on the Super Bowl1In nominal, noninflation adjusted dollars has risen from $40 million in 1991 to more than $158 million in 2018, and much of that growth has come from “props” or proposition bets.For readers who aren’t degenerate gamblers, prop bets are wagers you can place on events during a game that don’t directly involve the final outcome. This year there are the standard prop bets, like if the Patriots will score a touchdown in the first quarter (they never have in a Super Bowl), or if the Rams will rush for more than 127.5 yards (they averaged 143.3 yards per game in the regular season and the playoffs). But there are also more exotic prop bets on things like whether Donald Trump will tweet more than six times during the game. (The implied probability on one offshore book is 58 percent that he will hit the over.)Another interesting wager is on the length of Gladys Knight’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Several offshore books have set the total for the anthem at 1 minute 47 seconds, and the implied odds for both the under and the over were set at one book at -115 — a 53.5 percent implied probability — on both sides.2This accounts for the house’s take on each bet, or “vigorish,” which is why the implied percentages add up to over 100 percent. The implied probabilities being equal indicates that the book has no real opinion on the length of Gladys’s performance — they just want to take a percentage from each side of the wager and hope bettors will place their bets evenly on both.But is Knight performing the anthem in over/under 107 seconds really close to a 50 percent proposition? Or is there evidence that might convince us that the oddsmakers got the probabilities wrong?To find out, I went to Youtube and watched 40 Super Bowl national anthems from 1979 to 2018. I eliminated any anthems with trumpeters (there were two) and then started timing the anthem from the moment the singer first started to sing and ended the timer after the completion of the first utterance of “brave.”3I didn’t include any extra “braves” or broader codas. Using this methodology, the 40-year average of all national anthem singers4I removed choirs and trumpeters to calculate this average is 106.1 seconds, roughly in line with the total set by the books. So the total is correct so far as the average goes, but it also seems lazy. Surely there are other factors that might help us better predict how long Gladys might sing.For starters, the performance time of the anthem has changed as the Super Bowl has grown to become the unparalleled cultural phenomenon we now enjoy each year. As the pomp, circumstance and viewership have increased, the time anthem performers spend on the stage has also risen. Is There a Place?The Supremes-34 Goin’ Out of My HeadLittle Anthony and the Imperials+7 I Feel a Song (in My Heart)Sandra Richardson-19
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalised in northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a crackdown against bootleggers, officials said Monday.News of the deaths in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has trickled in over the past three days, with police suspecting the moonshine had been cut with methanol.Authorities said many victims had complained of dizziness and were taken to hospital writhing in pain after consuming the illicit alcohol.Cheap, locally-made liquor is common in parts of rural India and bootleggers often add methanol — a highly toxic form of alcohol sometimes used as an anti-freeze — to their product to increase its strength.If ingested in large quantities, methanol can cause blindness, liver damage and death.In one district of Uttar Pradesh 59 people had died after consuming toxic alcohol, police spokesman Shailendra Kumar Sharma told AFP.In a neighbouring district a senior police officer said nine had died, adding that 66 suspected bootleggers had been arrested in the state and samples of the liquor sent to a laboratory for testing.Police said at least 31 people died in neighbouring Uttarakhand state and that two had been arrested on suspicion of supplying the liquor. Four suspects have been arrested in the state.“We are trying to find out the main source of this illicit liquor. We will soon nab the main culprit behind this tragedy,” Janmejay Khanduri, senior Uttarakhand police official told AFP.Newspaper reports said around 3,000 people linked with the illegal trade were arrested across Uttar Pradesh in the aftermath of the tragedy.Hundreds of poor people die every year in India due to alcohol poisoning, mostly from consuming cheap alcohol.In 2015, more than 100 people died in a Mumbai slum after drinking illegal moonshine.Of the estimated five billion litres of alcohol drunk every year in India, around 40 percent is illegally produced, according to the International Spirits and Wine Association of India. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedToxic liquor kills at least 32 in PakistanDecember 27, 2016In “World”At least 125 killed as storms batter IndiaMay 3, 2018In “World”India: Couple hacked to death over 22 centsJuly 30, 2016In “Crime”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAs a brand and a corporation in the Turks And Caicos Islands, LIME/C&W, is a prime example of what it means to be an outstanding corporate citizen and a partner in and champion for education.With one of the nation’s largest public school’s under adoption, grants to top students in Grand Turk attending the HJ Robinson High, and top students in Providenciales attending institutions such as British West Indies Collegiate, Maranatha High and Wesley Methodist High, LIME gives back over $100,000 worth of contributions to the education sector on an annual basis.In September of last year, we welcomed two of LIME’s new scholarship students to the fold, namely, Shawn Gardiner and Vincent Zamora. Shawn and Vincent were selected as the two top GSAT students for the 2015 entrance exams.In that same breath we celebrated the graduation of Jon Bonae Chung (currently doing SATs and online studies with hopes to further her education in Journalism) and Sasha Arthur (currently in the UK completing her A Levels at Manchester College, with hopes of moving onto university to study Law).As we approach the middle of Term III we join with the Ministry of Education in wishing all of our Grade Six students good success as they prepare themselves for the Grade Six Achievement Test and for the next leg of their educational journey.Additionally, we would like to advise the general public that for the year 2016, instead of offering a full scholarship, we will be offering the top GSAT student a $1500 grant per term to go to the secondary institution of their choice. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
BRUSSELS — Three people were shot dead and a fourth seriously wounded Saturday in an armed attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, officials said. Police detained one suspect and were looking for a second.The bloodshed, on the eve of national and European Parliament elections, led officials to immediately raise anti-terror measures.Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who was in the vicinity, said the scene “was terrible and left me shocked” as he saw two bodies lying at the entrance of the museum.Interior Minister Joelle Milquet told reporters that the shooter apparently parked a car outside before entering the museum. She added the gunman “apparently fired rather quickly, went outside and left.”The three dead were two women and a man, all of them shot in the face or throat, said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office.Van Wymersch said one suspect was detained after he drove away from the museum around the time of the attack. A second person being sought for questioning left the area on foot. Van Wymersch said security camera footage was being studied to try to identify the person.
Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2:27 0 What’s new to stream in April 2019 Digital Media TV and Movies Tags Viacom Post a comment Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants is one of its library shows that will streaming on Pluto. Nickelodeon Viacom is going to make its cable channels stream free… sort of. The company — which runs cable networks BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon — will debut free streaming channels based on those networks Wednesday on PlutoTV, the ad-supported free steaming app that Viacom bought earlier this year for $340 million. The announcement Monday was made in advance of the company’s NewFront, an annual presentation to digital advertisers. But the channels won’t be streaming versions of the networks that people get with a pricey cable subscription. Viacom described them in three different categories: Flagship Channels that are “curated versions” of the networks, Signature Channels with top programming from each brand, and Pop-Up Channels that binge-deliver a show marathon-style. “We are thrilled to expand the Pluto TV offering with the addition of Viacom’s world-class channelbrands and iconic programming. This is a major step forward in our mission of entertaining the planet,”said Tom Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV. Its first pop-up channels will set up marathons of MTV’s The Hills ahead of the series’ reboot. The flagship channels will be named things like BET Pluto TV, which will stream urban movies, and Comedy Central Pluto TV, which will queue up original comedy series, late night, sketch, animation and specials from the likes of The Daily Show.
Eleven people died when a blaze engulfed two houses early Monday in an eastern China city prone to fatal fire disasters, the government said.The fire broke out shortly after midnight in the city of Taizhou in Zhejiang province, and left two other people hospitalised in serious condition, a local government statement said.Ten more people sustained minor injuries.The fire was soon brought under control and its cause was being investigated.Deadly fires are common in China, where fire safety regulations are widely flouted and enforcement is often lax.Taizhou has seen a number of deadly fires in recent years.In 2007, at least 17 people were killed and several others injured when a fire engulfed a building of shops and apartments in Taizhou.Sixteen people perished in 2014 when a fire tore through a shoe factory in the city, and another 18 died in February of this year in a blaze at a foot massage parlour on the city’s outskirts.Four people in charge of the massage establishment were detained following that disaster.
Kolkata: As many as 115 polling stations out of a total of 1,862 in the North Kolkata Parliamentary Constituency, will be managed by women.During a media interaction on Monday, Dibyendu Sarkar, DEO North Kolkata, said that 115 polling stations will be fully run by women poll personnel in the seventh phase of elections scheduled to take place on May 19. There are around 14.76 lakh voters in North Kolkata, out of which 6.47 lakh are women. “There are around 506 locations under the Lok Sabha constituency in North Kolkata, out of which 33 locations will be managed by women. Altogether, there will be as many as 612 polling personnel in 153 polling stations,” Sarkar said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe officials of the Election Commission are conducting camps to make the polling personnel aware about the overall functioning of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). Various facilities, as specified by the Election Commission of India (ECI), will be put in place in all the polling stations under this constituency. Adequate security deployments will also be made to ensure free and fair elections at each booth. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA newly built training hall with a huge capacity has been thrown open at the DEO’s office in North Kolkata, where various training related programmes would be conducted from time to time. All the polling personnel will be made aware on how to conduct the poll process. The office of the DEO has come up with various innovative initiatives to reach out to the people. The summary revision of the electoral rolls of 2019 has also been initiated to reach out to the voters. Voters are also being encouraged to take part in the demonstration on how to cast their votes in the EVMs and see paper trail in the VVPATs.
Many centuries before caviar became a prized — and pricey — delicacy served at restaurants, something amazingly similar was eaten by Stone Age humans out of their clay pots. That’s what a new study that was published in late 2018 in the journal PLOS One has concluded. The study featured protein analysis of a 6,000-year-old cooking pot, revealing traces of cooked fish roe. The pot was recovered from an archaeological site in Germany.Fragment of Endmesolithic pottery. Photo by 2018 Shevchenko et al. CC BY SA 4.0“For the study, researchers from Germany conducted a protein analysis of charred food remains caked to the shards of an Stone Age clay cooking vessel,” reported Mental Floss. “After isolating roughly 300 proteins and comparing them to that of boiled fresh fish roe and tissue, they were able to the identify the food scraps as carp roe, or eggs.”Prehistoric societies knew how to make full use of natural resources, the study authors pointed out.These groups of humans often lived close to rivers or lake shores. The scientists’ best guess is that these were hunter-gatherers who camped near lakes.Stone Age by Viktor VasnetsovTrying to understand how the Stone Age people used “aquatic resources,” the scientists assembled “zooarchaeological” materials (shellfish, bones, scales), processing tools, and related art objects like zoomorphic figurines, paintings, and adornments. They also analyzed the DNA recovered from ancient fishbones.According to Smithsonian, the lead author, Anna Shevchenko of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, “identified the elements of this prehistoric recipe by conducting protein analysis of charred food traces left on a clay cooking vessel dated to around 4000 B.C.”Common carpProteins on the clay that they analyzed matched those of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio).Specifically, the proteins are common in the fish eggs. Other proteins they looked at suggest that the pot also held fish flesh. The authors say that the long-ago diners may have prepared their delicacy by poaching roe in fish broth or water, using leaves to cover the pot, according to Nature.Fragment of ancient clay cooking pot. Photo by 2018 Shevchenko et al. CC BY SA 4.0The clay shards that they analyzed were recovered from Friesack 4 in Brandenburg, Germany, which is a Stone Age archaeological site that has yielded about 150,000 artifacts for study, including objects made from antlers, wood, and bone, since the date it was discovered in the 1930s.In the same study, the researchers report that they also found remnants of bone-in pork on a vessel recovered from the site.Through such research, scientists have confirmed that some of the foods we think of as modern delicacies have been around for thousands of years, not only fish eggs but also cheese, salad dressing, and bone broth.Electron microscopy of rim and basal foodcrusts from #3258 vessel. Photo by 2018 Shevchenko et al. CC BY SA 4.0This research technique falls under the burgeoning field of proteomics, or the large-scale study of protein sets, according to Smithsonian. Proteomics allows researchers to focus on species- or age-specific proteins, providing a higher level of detail than most archaeological assessments of historical food substances.The scientists said in a statement: “Burnt food particles are often found adhering to vessel shards on archaeological excavations. The analysis of their protein content helps us understand many aspects of prehistoric life.”To analyze a ceramic bowl of burnt food leftovers found at an archaeological site in the state of Brandenburg in Germany, scientists from the Brandenburg State Office for Historic Preservation and the Archaeological Museum (BLDAM) contacted the mass spectrometry experts at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden.Read another story from us: Unearthing Fast Food Joints and Takeaway Culture in Ancient Rome“The team led by Anna Shevchenko at the MPI-CBG developed a new proteomics analysis that can identify more than 300 proteins and differentiate ancient and contemporary proteins. In this way, the researchers found in the charred remains of prehistoric food the fish roe of a carp,” according to the statement.
Related posts:Petrobras top management resigns in Brazil corruption case Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half In a hideaway for Brazil’s rich and famous, a new scandal emerges Treasurer of Brazil’s ruling party arrested in Petrobras probe Standard & Poor’s decision to demoteBrazil’s debt to junk status on Sept. 9 hit the country’s political class right where it should have — square in the gut. For months, rebels in President Dilma Rousseff’s Cabinet and leaders of the country’s fissiparous legislature had snubbed calls to fiscal sanity in the name of social progress and development.The result was to undercut the austerity initiatives of Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, obliterate the primary budget surplus and lead the government for the first time in a quarter century to openly flout fiscal austerity by actually proposing to spend beyond its means in 2016.If the credit downgrade was a disaster, as Brazil’s opposition leaders have howled, this was a disaster foretold.Brazil faces its deepest recession in 25 years, policy drift and now a reputation deficit that threaten to undo years of prosperity and social gains.Hardliners in Rousseff’s government did their best to downplay the downgrade. “This isn’t the end of the world,” Delcidio Amaral, a congressman from the ruling Workers Party, told reporters in Brasilia, though he took care to warn that the time for “experiments” and “empty talk” was over.Fellow lawmaker Jose Guimaraes, the government’s congressional leader, was blunter: “Do you think I’m worried about some agency from the end of the world sounding off?” Guimaraes said Wednesday, according to O Globo. Rousseff’s senate leader, Eunicio Oliveira, senate leader for the government-allied Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, seconded the emotion. “I can’t believe you think that a ratings agency can bring down the government. This is a crisis and has to be overcome,” he challenged reporters in Brasilia.From victory to defeatWhat a difference a few years make. Back in 2008, when Brazil was on a roll, and Standard & Poor’s promoted the country’s debt to investment grade, the same government officials were effusive. “If we translate this [credit upgrade] into language that Brazilians can understand, Brazil was declared a serious country, with serious policies, that takes care of its finances, and is worthy of international trust,” then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, later Rousseff’s political mentor, told a rally on the country’s poor northeastern seaboard.“This is a victory of the Brazilian people for which we have waited for years and years,” he added. “It’s proof that we are now our own masters and can decide which policies are best for Brazil.”Seven years on, with the economy set to shrink by two percent this year, and unemployment and consumer debt spiking, Brazil looks more likely cast as the leader of submerging markets and the sick man of the BRICS, the club of outsize developing nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — once touted to lead world growth.More hopefully, the jolt to Brazil’s international standing might just play to the advantage of Levy, the embattled finance minister who was rumored to be on his way out after his repeated calls for parsimony were drowned out by spendthrift populists in Brasilia.On Thursday, Levy was back: all over the media, heading an emergency Cabinet meeting, and once again talking up the only measures likely to restore Brazil to international grace: taxes and spending cuts. “If [Brazilian] society, the congress, and government understand the seriousness of fiscal balance, it’s vital for Brazil to win peoples’ trust,” he told a late-night cable news program.Outside observers were less sanguine, with analysts at Eurasia Group predicting that the ratings debacle could send legislators into a nationalist crouch and increase political intransigence, further weakening Levy’s position.Brazil’s onetime superminister, whose prestige has already suffered a downgrade, knows only too well that winning the argument isn’t the same as winning the day.Mac Margolis is a Bloomberg View contributor based in Rio de Janeiro. For more columns from Bloomberg View, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/view© 2015, Bloomberg News Facebook Comments
2015 He appears to know all the words to the verses as well." Sisodia claimed.6 million bpd Libya was producing before a 2011 uprising led to political fragmentation and armed conflict. “Even though prevalence rate is getting low, state BJP chief Nityanand Rai told reporters in Patna.After two months of complaints of being cash strapped state finance Commissioners in Abuja yesterday got the allocation they had been clamouring for This is as the federal government the states and the local councils shared N1275 trillion being statutory revenue for August and September Not a few States had been unable to pay their workers’ wages and contractors following the inability of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to distribute federal government generated revenue as a result of a face-off between the Federal Government and the States over statutory revenue arrears owed the States The FAAC also withdrew from the Excess Crude Account and Petroleum Profit Tax account the sum of N18383 billion earlier posted to that account in line with the statutory revenue distribution framework for sharing by the three tiers of government The amount normally represents 10 per cent of crude oil proceeds for the month The breakdown of the revenue is as follows: for August the sum of N642329 billion was declared while N614336 billion was declared for September Then there was an additional N18383 billion fund which was meant to be saved under the Excess Crude Oil Account Petroleum Profit Tax and Royalty Proceeds Profit Account but which was equally reverted and put forward for sharing The Accountant -General of the Federation Mr Jonah Otunla who is the FAAC Secretary said in the Communique explaining the chart of revenue distribution “The gross revenue of N525610 billion received for the month was lower than the N548393 billion received in the previous month by N22783 billion This was due to the slight decline in crude oil production as result of a force majeure declared at Brass Terminal maintenance issues and theft activities” He added “The distributable statutory revenue for the month is N507227 billion No augmentation was proposed for the month The sum of N7617 billion refunded by the NNPC is also distributed In addition the sum of N35549 billion is proposed for distribution under the Sure-P programme The total revenue distributed for the current month (September) including VAT is N614336 billion Otunla said: “It was proposed that the N18383 billion transferred to the Excess Crude Oil Account Petroleum Profit Tax and Royalty Proceeds Profit Account be reverted and added to the statutory distributable amount for sharing” Last month the states turned down revenue allocation for the month of August insisting that the federal government must clear all outstanding statutory revenue arrears which arose following shortfall in revenue as a result of the drop in the quantity of crude oil production in the Niger Delta The Federal Government has had to be augmenting the differences which piled the arrears until last month when it came out to tell the states that there was no more money to be augmenting the shortfall After exhaustive deliberations a compromise was reached namely that from September this year only the actual revenue collected would be shared and not the budget estimates or projection The development led to calls by some governors and members of the new Peoples’ Democratic Party (nPDP) on the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to resign a call she has dismissed S. on Aug. They’ll weigh the comments, has suspended two officers.
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