IHRC: Nepali war victims need long-term, expanded assistance

first_img Read Full Story Seven years after the end of Nepal’s armed conflict, civilian victims are still struggling in the absence of effective help from the government, according to a report released Sept. 26 by Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), in partnership with the advocacy group Center for Civilians in Conflict. According to the report, a government relief program, set to end in 2014, has failed to deliver sufficient services and support.“Assistance Overdue: Ongoing Needs of Civilian Victims of Nepal’s Armed Conflict” documents Nepali victims’ calls for financial and in-kind assistance as well as justice and truth after a decade-long conflict between government and Maoist forces. The report also evaluates the Nepali government’s current programs and proposals in light of victims’ needs and expectations.“Atrocities committed by both sides left thousands of Nepali civilians with permanent disabilities, lingering psychological trauma, and lost livelihoods,” said Bonnie Docherty, lecturer on law at IHRC and co-author of the report. “The government has failed to reach many victims and urgently needs to do so.”During the armed conflict that raged in Nepal from 1996 to 2006, Maoist and government forces targeted civilians with impunity. The Maoists often executed civilians publicly to create fear, while the government routinely eliminated perceived enemies through enforced disappearances. Both sides also tortured, raped, and committed other forms of violence. “Assistance Overdue” is based on more than 100 interviews with survivors, government officials, and other experts as well as extensive legal analysis.Read more on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Event Listings for November 2013

first_imgThird Eye BlindA House of Blues 20th anniversary gig, the San Francisco alt-rockers will blast through an energetic set of tunes spanning their 1997 breakthrough self-titled debut through their forthcoming “Born In Shadow.” Expect to hear radio smashers “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s It Going To Be” and “Jumper,” for sure. With Gentlemen Hall. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $44.50-$90.25. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m.November 7.LI Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNow in its 16th year, this cinematic celebration highlights the best in international and American Gay and Lesbian filmmaking, including candid interviews with their creators, parties, cocktail receptions, food and so much more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org $15 members, $20 public; includes reception. Festival pass: $60 members, $80 public. Opening/closing night: $15 members, $20 public. Varying show times. (Launch party November 3. Check out www.liglff.org for more details.) November 8 through November 11.6th Annual International Great Beer Expo: Long IslandBeer-lovers’ paradise. This international beer tasting extravaganza showcases more than 50 breweries from around the world, offering more than 100 different beers spanning Sweden and China to Blue Point and Montauk. Admission includes a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass and access to sample 2 oz. nips from any exhibiting brewery. Belmont Park Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. www.greatbeerexpo.com Online: $45; Event Day: $55; Designated Driver: $12. Session I: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Session II: 5:50 p.m.-9 p.m. November 9.Alkaline Trio/New Found Glory/H20Punk rock mayhem.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $33.50-$57.50. 8 p.m./Doors7 p.m. November 9.The Cake Boss: Buddy ValastroLearn from the master himself. The loveable celebrity baker from Hoboken will lead an interactive baking bonanza full of cake and cupcake demos, sharing tips, techniques and stories from “The Cake Boss” and “The Next Great Baker” while fielding audience questions. Not to be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. www.westburymusicfair.org $64-$341. 3 p.m. November 10.Disney On Ice – Let’s Celebrate!Join Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear and too many other lovable characters to list here as they herald holidays and festivities from across the globe. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $34-$117.35. November 12-15, 7 p.m. November 16, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. November 17, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. November 12 through 17.Brian KilmeadeThe Fox & Friends co-host will sign copies of his new book “George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution,” sharing the true story of his top-secret Long Island-based Culper Spy Ring. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. November 12.Reel Big Fish/GoldfingerThe California ska-punk stalwarts will be rolling out hits from their respective ska-tellite cannons including “Sell Out” and “Superman” in support of “The Don’t Stop Skankin’ Tour.” With Beautiful Bodies and Beebs & Her Money Maker. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave.,Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$58.50. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 13Issues In Judaism Lecture SeriesThe second of two lectures in this fall’s series, journalist and author Houman Sarshar will explore “The Role of Iranian Jews in the Preservation, Proliferation, and Development of Persian Music.” Prepare to be enlightened and inspired. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Hofstra University, Hempstead. Hofstra.edu $8; $7 senior citizens over 65; free for faculty, staff and students. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. November 14.High On FireCalifornia stoner metal shredders HOF destroy NYC with Matt Pike’s apocalyptic virtuosity in full rain-down-hell-wrapped-as-heaven mode. He is metal’s Jimi Hendrix. Do not miss this gig. With Kvelertak and Doomriders. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. www.websterhall.com $20/DOS $20. 7 p.m./Doors 6 p.m. November 15.Fish and SipsWhat a perfect combo: marine animals and wine! Now in its sixth year, this tasting will offer the nectars of more than 20 wineries along with food and live music. Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead. www.longislandaquarium.com $39.95. 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. November 15.Ani DiFrancoExperimental indie folksinger who paints soundscapes of colors with strokes of lightning. With Gregory Alan Isakov and Buddy Wakefield. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn. www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com $48. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 15.StyxNYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. www.westburymusicfair.org $69.50. 8 p.m. November 15 & 16.Mark Morris Dance GroupOne of the world’s leading dance companies, the M-squared group is renowned for many other reasons, especially for translating the spirituality and mortality of classical music into dance. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook. www.stallercenter.com $40. 8 p.m. November 16.Arlo GuthrieWoody’s eldest son will perform originals and many of his dad’s famous ballads in celebration of the legendary folk singer’s 100th birthday in this truly special night, titled “Here Comes The Kid: A Tribute To Woody Guthrie.” Come experience the music that’s inspired everyone from Bob Dylan to the Clash. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $38-$68. 8 p.m. November 16.18th Annual Autumn Arts & Crafts FestivalMore than 150 talented artisans plying jewelry, art, ceramics, gourmet food, stained glass and pottery? Sounds like a party! 200 Independence Plaza, Selden. $5, kids under 12 free. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November 16 & 17.ZZ TopThe legendary Rock and Roll Hall ofFamers unleash their timeless brand of bearded blues-rock through a two-night stand! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $69.50-$143.25. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 16 & 17.America’s Got Talent LiveWho is the next big act? What could they possibly do to win such a showcase? Only one way to find out! (But is there really anyone more talented than Kenichi, seriously!?) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. www.westburymusicfair.org $49.50-$79.50. 5 p.m. November 17.Peter MaxThe pop art icon and renowned visual artist will be signing copies of his new book “The Universe of Peter Max”—a colorful and intimate collection of artwork and 50 personal essays sharing his life story, one masterpiece at a time. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. November 19.Kanye WestKim’s bad-boy megastar storms Brooklyn for a two-night YEEZUS Tour rife with hits from his six consecutive #1 albums and slew of singles. Will he rock? Yes. Will he say something controversial? Bet on it. (He stomps on MSG the following two nights.) With Kenrick Lamar and A TrIbe Called Quest, respectively. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $49.50-$225.50. 7:30 p.m. November 19 & 20.Alive InsideMusic soothes the soul, raises the spirits, heals all wounds. This special screening of Alive Inside, which documents music’s special ability to resurrect memories in Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers, is sure to fascinate and inspire. Followed by discussion with Music & Memory founder Dan Cohen and North Shore-LIJ’s Dr. Maria Torroella Carney and Dr. Howard Guzik. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Free. 7:30 p.m. November 21.LeAnn RimesCountry pop sensation belts out sultry numbers from her latest, “Spitfire.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$101.75. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 21.Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”Follow Bob Wallace and Phil Davis in their timeless quest to win the hearts of the Hanes sisters and save the lodge. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Engemantheater.com $65. 2, 3 & 8 p.m. November 21 through January 5.Rocky Horror Picture ShowCome in costume and get ready to do the “Time Warp”! CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. www.cmpac.com $20. Saturdays, midnight. Through November 22.WeezerRivers Cuomo and gang rock Huntington. Will they perform tracks from their as-yet-unreleased new album? Perhaps some favs from “The Blue Album,” such as “Buddy Holly” and “Undone-The Sweater Song”!? What about “Pinkerton,” or tear-jerker “Butterfly”!? Only one way to find out. With Elliot & The Ghost. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $55, $69.50, $79.50, $95. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 24.“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”Musical comedy at its finest and most hilarious. Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. www.dhpac.org $18; $15 students. November 21-23; 7:30 p.m. November 24; 2 p.m. November 21 through November 24.Blues TravelerThe harmonica-heavy rockers break in LI’s newly resurrected venue, ensure good vibes, great times and whole lotta jiving toots from frontman John Popper. “Run-Around” is sure to make a dancer out of all those in attendance. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $30 Advance/$35 DOS. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 27.GusterAcoustic alt-rock jokesters. Expect to hear 2006 ear candy “Satellite.” With Ben Kweller. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, Manhattan. www.beacontheatre.com $44.50. 8 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 30.Classic Albums Live: Abbey RoadThe Toronto-based concert series known for its emotionally meticulous virtuosity in performing epic albums “note for note—cut for cut” transforms the Paramount into an Octopus’ Garden of beauty, magic and harmonious melody with the Beatles’ swan song masterpiece in all its glory. This will be an unforgettable night, for sure. Bring a loved one. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $18, $22, $40. 9 p.m./Doors 7 p.m. November 30. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Baldwin Crash Leaves Motorcyclist Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Uniondale man was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with an SUV in Baldwin.Nassau County police said Kevin Lodge was riding his motorcycle westbound on Centennial Avenue when he collided with a Jeep at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.First Squad detectives suspect no criminality.last_img

Professor Vaughn James advises Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition

first_img Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Professor Vaughn James advises Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition by: – August 8, 2011 27 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share In photo: Professor Vaughn James. Photo credit: northeasterncommunication.orgAt the opening ceremony of the International Taxation in the Caribbean Context Course yesterday, Professor Vaughn James advised Dominicans to learn the history of harmful tax competition.Professor James who is the facilitator of this five day course organized by the Department of Continuing Education of the Dominica State College, in explaining four reasons why the course is relevant to Dominica and Dominicans, informed participants tax breaks have been used by several countries as a means to attract investors.“Countries have been using tax competition to attract investors; countries give various tax breaks and tax incentives to various companies. ‘Come set up in my country and we will give you a tax break’. During the 1990’s tax competition got very fierce, several countries began to offer zero tax or low tax on income and these policies led to what we call the flight of capital from the more developed countries to the so called third world. So investors were leaving Europe and flocking to the Caribbean, to the Pacific and to African countries,” he said.“Those big countries didn’t like that, so they called what we were doing harmful tax competition and said since it’s harmful here’s what we’ll do; we will blacklist you put you on this name and shame list until you change your policies and bow to us. And on this list of thirty-five blacklisted countries, there were sixteen countries in the Caribbean and the OECD; that’s who led the charge, the OECD did not change their policy until all the countries had bowed down and said yes we shall change, we shall toe the line,” Professor James explained.Professor James noted that while this is very unfair, it is our responsibility to learn the history of harmful tax competition, in an effort to prepare ourselves in the event this re-occurs.“I say that is not fair and we as a people have to learn the history of this harmful tax competition controversy and prepare ourselves so that the next time they try it we can stand up to them and say no way hosay, c’est pas con sa [In English, “it’s not like that”], we want our share of the economic pie that we have around the globe.”The International Taxation In The Caribbean Context Course which began yesterday afternoon will continue through this week.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Connor O’Neil of the Winston-Salem Journal previews Wake Forest

first_img Published on November 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]u Comments Editor’s note: On Tuesday, the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season listed Syracuse as No. 19. The Daily Orange will reflect the rankings of the College Football Playoff and not the Associated Press for the remainder of the season.No. 19 Syracuse (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina this Saturday to take on Wake Forest (4-4, 1-3). Both teams are coming off high-scoring wins, as the Demon Deacons put up 56 points against Louisville and Syracuse hung 51 on North Carolina State to crack the AP Top-25 for the first time since 2001. The Daily Orange spoke with Conor O’Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal about Wake’s run game, the relationship between Wake Forest’s freshman quarterback and a potential Heisman winner, and a depleted defense. The Daily Orange: What does Wake Forest do in the run game that makes them successful?Conor O’Neill: It’s really RPO-based. And that means they’re relying on a 19-year old freshman quarterback to make the decision to stick it in their bellies and have them run it up the middle or into a zone-blocking scheme on the outside or Sam Hartman will pull it and either run it himself or throw a quick slant or screen based on what the defense reacts to. They’ll throw a true option play in there every now and then where you’ll see a quick pitch or the quarterback will take it himself, but it’s mainly RPO-based and that’s where Matt and Cade have had a lot of success. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: What has Sam Hartman as a freshman done to fill John Wolford’s void?C.O.: He does a lot of things the coaches like. He’s a tough kid so he’ll take a pretty hard hit, and he’s not 200 pounds yet so there’s not much of him to get hit, but he’ll take a hard hit and he’ll pop right back up and ‘alright let’s go guys. Next play.’ He’s got a really strong arm. He can make a lot of advanced throws, especially for a freshman quarterback playing Power 5 football. He was coached in pee-wee football by a former UNC quarterback who is actually (UNC basketball Preseason All-American) Luke Maye’s father and then he was coached his last three years of high school by Chad Grier who’s the father of West Virginia (quarterback) Will Grier. He’s been kind of groomed from an early age and he’s got the maturity level to make a lot of advanced throws. D.O.: Wake Forest really struggles defensively. Where’s that breakdown coming from?C.O.: It starts with injuries. It started in the first game of the year. In the second quarter, they lost a safety named Coby Davis to a torn ACL and he was probably their best cover safety. And they’re really thin behind that and it keeps going from there. They’ve got seven scholarship linebackers on the roster and maybe two of them are healthy. They’re starting a 212-pound safety at outside linebacker right now. They’re so thin. It’s become pretty much a patch-work defense. (Wake Forest head coach Dave) Clawson that he sees less missed assignments and they’re lining up better than they were in the first four games and there’s obviously some correlation there with defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel getting fired after the Notre Dame game. Clawson sees some improvement. There’s not much improvement when you look at the stats, but it is there. It’s just even with these last four games, they’re out playing a team like Notre Dame or Clemson. In the last four games they’ll played one team that’s .500 and three teams above .500. The only one that is not currently ranked or has been ranked this year is Pittsburgh and they might have some of the best wins of any of these last four teams. So it’s really just a matter of being able to piece together enough defensive plays to get to where they can feel good about being able to outscore somebody.D.O.: Who do you think will win?C.O.: Whoever likes offensive football. I think I would give Syracuse the edge because I like the fact that they have a senior quarterback. I’ve been a big admirer of Eric Dungey for the past couple of years. This is a game that I think is a toss-up. You start looking for the things that swing games between evenly matched teams and first of all that’s turnovers. Syracuse has the best turnover margin in the ACC so that certainly bodes well for them. Last week against Louisville was the first time that Wake didn’t turn the ball over. So that’s trending in the right direction at least. It’s probably going to come down to who can score 50 points first. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more