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26-03-2018

NEWS MONDAY, MArCH

NEWS MONDAY, MArCH 26, 2018 2 Bangladesh Coast Guard distributed 370 piece life jackets among the poor fishermen as part of celebrating graduation to developing country from LDC. It also provided treatment to 1030 poor women, children and disabled people. Photo : Courtesy British editor in UAE gets 10 years for wife's slaying A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, reports UNB. Francis Matthew was not present in the Dubai Court of the First Instance for the verdict read by Judge Fahad al-Shamsi, which is common in courts in the United Arab Emirates. The former editor of the English-language Gulf News had faced the possibility of the death penalty in the July 2017 killing. A brother of Matthew's wife, the late 62- year-old Jane Matthew, was in court for the verdict, but declined to immediately talk to journalists. Matthew's lawyer could not be immediately reached. Matthew can appeal his sentence. On July 4, Dubai police say they were called to Matthew's three-bedroom villa in Dubai's Jumeirah neighborhood. There, they say they found his wife of over 30 years dead, and the editor told them robbers had broken into the home and Chinese warns against 'trade war,' appeals for cooperation A top Chinese official has warned a "trade war" would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing's possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology, reports UNB. Speaking to global business leaders at an economic forum, Vice Premier Han Zheng appealed Sunday for cooperation to make economic globalization "beneficial for all." Han says, "a trade war serves the interests of none. It will only lead to serious consequences and negative impact." killed her. During a later interrogation, however, police say Matthew told them his wife had grown angry with him because they were in debt and needed to move. Matthew said he got angry when his wife called him a "loser" and told him "you should provide financially," according to police. Matthew told police his wife pushed him during the argument. He then got a hammer, followed her into the bedroom and struck her twice in the head, killing her, according to a police report. The next morning, Matthew tried to make it look like the house had been robbed and later went to work like nothing had happened, throwing the hammer in a nearby trash can, police said. Gulf News previously has said Matthew served as its editor from 1995-2005 and then became an editor-atlarge at the newspaper. He was still with the newspaper at the time of the killing, though the Gulf News now refers to him as a former employee. North Korea's isolation means less leverage in talks: Obama Former President Barack Obama said Sunday that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult, partly because the country's isolation minimizes possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang, reports UNB. "North Korea is an example of a country that is so far out of the international norms and so disconnected with the rest of the world," Obama told a packed hall in Tokyo Sunday. He stressed the effort to get North Korea to give up nuclear weapons remains difficult, but countries working together, including China as well as South Korea and Japan, to combine pressure on North Korea will be better than nations working alone. He noted that past U.S. efforts on Iran's nuclear weapons were more successful because there was more leverage, but there's little commerce and travel with North Korea to being with. "That makes them less subject to these kinds of negotiations," he said of North Korea. Obama was speaking at an event sponsored by a Japanese nonprofit group during his trip to Asia, which included earlier stops in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Obama's work after leaving office has been focused on nurturing young leaders. Obama, welcomed by a standing ovation, said the U.S.- Japan alliance remained strong, and the U.S. committed to defending Japan. ‘Vote them out!’: Hundreds of thousands demand gun control In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo, reports UNB. They took to the streets of the nation's capital and such cities as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Oakland, California, in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era, sweeping up activists long frustrated by stalemate in the gun debate and bringing in lots of new, young voices. They were called to action by a brand-new corps of leaders: student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead Feb. 14. "If you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking," Parkland survivor David Hogg said to roars from the protesters packing Pennsylvania Avenue from the stage near the Capitol many blocks back toward the White House. "We're going to take this to every election, to every state and every city. We're going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run, not as politicians but as Americans. "Because this," he said, pointing behind him to the Capitol dome, "this is not cutting it." Some of the young voices were very young. Yolanda Renee King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 9-year-old granddaughter, drew from the civil rights leader's most famous words in declaring from the stage: "I have a dream that enough is enough. GD-451/18 (5x3) Obituary Md Asadujjaman Khaki, son of late Abdul Rajjak Khaki died at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital of India on Friday. He is hailed from Sultansahi village under Gopalganj district. Namaje-janaza of the deceased was held at 10.30 pm on Sunday. He is the uncle of Khaki Kamal Hossain, General Manager of The Bangladesh Today. wKD› 21/03/2018 Positions Vacant GD-453/18 (12x3) Looking for candidates for the below listed designations for one of the growing and reputed Automobiles Company in Bangladesh. It has more than 130 workers, RANCON Automobiles Limited has successfully set its footstep to different parts of the country & it is eyeing to achieve profound landmarks in the CV segment of Bangladesh with their upcoming products and best-in-class customer and after sales service. Technician- Machines Expert (02 Post) Candidates should have passed their Graduate or equivalent and should have working experience of at least 5 years in the Automobiles Company. Candidate should be proficient in automobiles machines in any of the Automobiles Company. Interested candidates are requested to apply, with post clearly written on the envelope within 7 days with detail CV, contact telephone/mobile number, email address & a passport size photograph to: Head Office: Human Resources, Rancon Automobiles Limited, 387 Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. Email: rifatm@rancon.com.bd GD-454/18 (9x3)

METRO MonDAY, MArCH 26, 2018 3 Have recognition of genocide for 9 months' atrocities: Speakers DHAKA : Speakers at a programme here on Sunday said the government should work effectively so that the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani occupation forces during the nine-month Liberation War are recognised as genocide by the international community, not only the March 25 ones, reports UNB. The speakers came up with the demand during a discussion titled 'Genocide of 25 March' organised by the Jatiya Press Club (JPC). President of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee Shahriar Kabir, the main discussant of the programme, said though February 21 and historic speech of March 7 received global recognition it will not be that much easy in the case of Genocide Day as there will be serious opposition from different countries, including Pakistan. "United Nations (UN) has already declared December 9 as 'Genocide Day' and being a member country Bangladesh has also signed the protocol," he said adding that the proposal of recognising March 25 as International Genocide Day might get rejected amid opposition by majority countries. Closing ceremony of training for addiction professionals held Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has organized a eightday long training for the addiction professionals, including doctors, counselors, managers and other staff from the country's different drug treatment and rehabilitation centers. The training was held on two curriculum "Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals" and 'Treatment for Substance Use Disorders-The Continuum of Care for Addiction Professionals. The training was start from 18 March, Sunday and closing ceremony was held on 25 March 2018, Sunday at Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Health Sector Training room, a press release said. Director (Treatment and Rehabilitation), Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) Mofidul Islam was present as the Chief guest while ex- Residential Psychiatrist of DNC Dr. Akteruzzaman Selim were present as special guests. Beside the successful candidates of International Center for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professional (ICCE) Credentialing Examination 2018 from DAM were also present in the program. Head of Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Global Master Trainer Iqbal Masud presided over the closing session.International Center for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE)) of Colombo Plan has recognized Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) for enhancing the capacity of professionals in drug treatment. It aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and competency level of addiction and professionals by providing them with a solid foundational understanding of the science of addiction and latest information on evidencebased practices in treatment and interventions for clients and families. The experiential activities aim to enhance the skills and build up the confidence of Treatment Practitioners in the delivery of quality care and services that could be help to improve treatment outcomes. Corruption Prevention Week begins today DHAKA : The Anticorruption Commission (ACC) will observe Corruption Prevention Week 2018 across the country from Monday aiming to create mass awareness among people to raise their united voice against graft, reports UNB. The theme of this year is 'If corruption can be stopped, there will be speed in development'. The national anti-graft agency has chalked out various programmes marking the week. A n t i - C o r r u p t i o n Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud will formally inaugurated the programme by releasing pigeons, balloons and festoons at its headquarters here around 8 am. Commissioners of ACC, Dr Nasiruddin Ahmed and AFM Aminul Islam, its employees and staffs will be present at the programme. ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud and commissioners Dr Nasiruddin Ahmed and AFM Aminul Islam will hoist the national and ACC flags in the morning. The ACC chief will brief journalists about perspective and purpose of the organisation and their successes and failures in the past as well as their future plan at the programme. Besides, the ACC chairman will also inaugurate an exhibition on satirical cartoons and posters based on anti-corruption at the media center of the commission office. The exhibition will remain open for all from 9 am to 5 pm till April 1. Later, the ACC officials along with its chairman and commissioners will place wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War. Other programmes including debate, essay, drawing competitions with the participations of students from different schools will be held at Jatiya Natyashala of Shilpakala Academy on March 27. The commission will form a human chain on March 28 in front of Jatiya Press Club. The ACC will hand over 'ACC Media Award 2017' to journalists at the conference room of the ACC on March 28. It will also honour members of zila-upazila corruption prevention committee at Jatiya Natyashala of Shilpakala Academy on March 29. Closing ceremony of Universal Treatment Curriculum 1 & 2. GD- 449/18 (6x4) Photo : Star Mail Db q bi MYZ ¿ kL nvwmbvi GD- 452/18 (5x4) GD- 448/18 (8x4)

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