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Samantha Power said on ABC’s "This Week" that the latest events in Ukraine bore "the telltale signs of Moscow’s involvement""The president has made clear that depending on Russian behavior sectoral sanctions in energy banking mining could be on the table and there’s a lot in between" Power said"I think we’ve seen that the sanctions can bite and if actions like the kind we’ve seen over the last few days continue you’re going to see a ramping up of those sanctions"Power said sanctions already imposed by Washington have had an impact: the Russian ruble has fallen to an all-time low the country’s stock market has depreciated by 20 percent and investors are fleeing the countryBut beyond declines in the ruble and Russian indexes the impact has been modest Most of those on the US and EU sanctions list are not known to have extensive business interestsOne of those who does is billionaire oil and gas trader Gennady Timchenko He told Russian television on Saturday his inclusion on the US sanctions list had caused minor problems mainly because some European banks had become wary of carrying out transactions with any entities linked to himBut he said for him personally being on the list was "quite an honorA new round of US sanctions against Russia is likely to target influential people or firms in its business sectors such as energy engineering and financial services as spelled out in President Barack Obama’s executive order last month The US goal to put more pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest business allies When sanctions were announced in March the US Treasury said it would largely focus on sanctioning people and their personal assets not any businesses they operateBut US officials speaking on condition of anonymity said there was no certainty European nations would be on board with sanctions that would cause real pain and be felt not only in Russia’s economy but by US and European interests tooBroader sanctions could cause collateral damage to companies that would be forced to sever ties with blacklisted firmsIt was also unclear whether a Geneva meeting involving the United States Russia and Ukraine would happen now the US officials said as the Russians had begun setting preconditions including that Ukraine could not use force to quell unrest in the east and that all of Ukraine’s regions including pro-Russian areas would have to be included in the delegationDESIGNS ON EASTERN UKRAINEUkraine now faces a rash of rebellions in the east it says are inspired and directed by the KremlinAsked on ABC if Putin wants to seize eastern Ukraine Power said his actions "give credence to the idea"Though Russians are insisting that is not what Moscow wants she said "Everything they’re doing suggests the opposite"NATO described the appearance in eastern Ukraine of men with specialized Russian weapons and identical uniforms without insignia as previously worn by Moscow’s troops when they seized Crimea as a "grave development"Power said the rebellion has "all the telltale signs of what we saw in Crimea: It’s professional it’s coordinated there’s nothing grassroots-seeming about it The forces are doing in each of the six or seven cities that they’ve been active in exactly the same thing"However the US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Russia’s recent moves appeared to be less about grabbing territory than about destabilizing what Russia sees as an increasingly Western-centric government in KievRepublican Senator John McCain a frequent critic of US policy on Ukraine said on CBS the Obama administration’s failure to punish Russia over Crimea has only emboldened Putin"The question is now What do we do and what does he do" McCain said on "Face the Nation" "It’s obvious that he is encouraged by the fact that we sanctioned a few people and suspended – didn’t even throw him out – of the G8"McCain repeated his calls for tougher sanctions and for giving Ukrainians light weapons so they can defend themselves"They didn’t fight in Crimea" he said "But if he starts moving in further encroachment in this way into eastern Ukraine they will fight"The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a Crimea-based gas company Chernomorneftegaz effectively putting it off limits to Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom which was expected to bid for a stake in the companyThe move along with penalties on six Crimean separatists and a former Ukrainian official is the third round of US sanctions since the Ukraine crisis eruptedElectricity Distribution Companies Discos have described as false most of the statements made last week Monday by the Minister of Power Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola about the power sector According to them the comments made by the Minister on metering power generation and transmission capacities and stranded electricity among others were significantly distorted Fashola while briefing journalists on the status of Nigeria’s power sector at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing in Abuja last week identified a lot of lapses on the part of the Discos But in a 28-page document released in Abuja on Tuesday the Discos responded directly to about 14 issues raised by the Minister They said Fashola’s ministry had consistently promoted policies that had resulted in sector-wide confusion infringed on the responsibilities of the various sector players The 11 Discos’ joint response to the minister was issued by the Executive Director Research and Advocacy Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors Sunday Oduntan They said “It is with much regret that we feel compelled to respond to the significantly distorted picture that has been painted of the electricity distribution companies by the minister in his press briefing “This is a contradiction of his convenient assertion now that customers with no meters should turn to the Discos The metering gap a major concern for our customers and us unfortunately has become a politicised issue “As a means of tracking and accounting for our revenues there is no greater interested party in comprehensive metering than the Discos “With the farming out of the responsibility of metering to third party vendors under the Meter Asset Provider regulation enacted by NERC it is our hope that the challenges of estimated billing will be minimised for our customers over time” “To continue to prevent the Discos from receiving the allowable revenue needed to run the sector effectively and turn around and accuse them of not investing in the sector is disingenuous “This is principally the reason the Discos can’t contract directly with the Gencos “The minister ’s position is inconsistent with the facts Indeed the various interferences in the past four years have simply created a continuous shifting of the goal post “We are also left wondering whether such demonising of the Discos is a camouflage for the absence of the effective policy leadership that is desired for implementing the enabling environment that is necessary for the viability and sustainability of the NESI “We recognise that we are on the crux of a political season in which all manner of advantage is being sought by political contenders and we however do not want to be used as the whipping dog to advance other people’s agenda “We do not understand the constant references to the increase of generation capacity to 7 000 MW from 4 000MW for the period of 2015 to 2018 that has been used as the basis of defining the Discos as incapable of taking on more power – the stranded 2 000MW “A review of NERC’s ‘Daily Energy Watch ’ for January 28 2015 would indicate a generation availability of 6 421 MW (divided into peak of 4 230 MW and constrained energy of 2 191MW) “In other words it is misleading to state that available generation has grown from 4000MW in 2015 as a measure of progress given that a volume of generation slightly under 7 000MW already or previously existed prior to the beginning of this administration “Furthermore there is no stranded 2 000MW While there is an available capacity of 7 000MW the best that can be generated at this time is 5 000 MW “This is because there is insufficient gas to power the thermal plants due to gas line limitations (for instance the non -completion of the Oben pipeline) and the absence of a commercial framework that would encourage gas exploration Generation that is constrained by gas amounts to an average 1 500MW daily” The Discos further faulted claims that the Transmission Company of Nigeria currently had capacity to wheel over 5 000MW stressing that in spite of the TCN’s tested wheeling capacity of 5 500 MW with the two historical generation peaks of 5 074 MW recorded on February 2 2016 and 5 222 MW on December 18 2017 only 4 577MW and 4 265 MW were wheeled or transmitted respectively “In simple terms the TCN has not wheeled energy in excess of 4 265 MW ever” the firms added On the assertion by the government on the reconciliation of some of the electricity debts that it owes the Discos described this as troubling They said their position was in the light of the fact that the government continued to owe them for energy that it consumes adding that the debt had continued to grow “contributing to a market shortfall that is estimated to be in excess of N 13 tn on the Discos ’ books” They also said that they had no clarity on the N37 bn government metering initiative that the minister announced some months ago The Permanent Secretary of the Ondo State Local Government Pensions Board Mr Olipede Dare Ezekiel who was arrested by the operatives of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) in Akure the state capital has debunked the allegation of N60million SURE-P fund misappropriation leveled against him Olipede was arrested last Friday over his alleged involvement in N60million SURE-P fund misappropriation when he was a local government director in Owo Local government The Permanent Secretary described the allegation was sheer falsehood and an embarrassment to his person He said the allegation was maliciously sponsored by his adversaries to tarnish his image and the integrity of the state government that appointed him Olipede who disclosed that he was a director of local government for more than 20 years stressed that he had never received any warning letter not to talk of querry for wrongdoing The Permanent Secretary spoke with reporters in his office at Alagbaka Akure the state capital He said ” I am embarrassed about the allegation of fraud against my person There is no iota of truth the allegation was malicious and a calculated attempt to tarnish my Image and the reputation of the state government that appointed me into office “Before now I have been Director of Local Government for over 20 years and I have never received any warning letter not to talk of querry The issue of SURE-P fund was given to all local governments The money came into being shortly before the 2016 gubernatorial election “ Olipede explained that the last administration in the state doled out N60million to all the 18 local government areas of the state for capital projects He stressed that the said money was judiciously utilized in Owo Local government where he was a Director of administration at that time The Permanent Secretary alleged that some group of people had earlier written a petition against him to the EFCC and the ICPC adding that the matter had been investigated and closed after he was found innocent Olipede hinted that the N60million was spent on visible projects across the length and breath of Owo local government “The government of Dr Olusegun Mimiko gave each Local government N60million in October 2016 for the execution of capital projects in all the 18 local government areas of Ondo state In Owo local government where I was working then the N60million was judiciously utilized “When a petition came principal officers of the local government were invited to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and explaination was made satisfactorily and the case was closed “The same group of people wrote another petition to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the state government Investigation was also conducted and no one was found guilty “The N60million was spent on visible projects in Owo Local government It included the construction of over 1000 meters line drainages in the nooks and crannies of Owo local government construction of cow market evacuation of refuse dumps in the nooks and crannies of Owo Local government repair of the local government faulty grader renovation of legislative chambers and provision of furniture items provision of furniture items to the office of the Chairman among others “Let me mention that as a Director of Local Government I am not a spending officer my schedule covers supervision of council activities and signing of cheques Those who actually expended the money are the head of works department the head of finance department and the head of environmental department “All the projects executed were done by direct Labour except the repair of the grader which was given to a contractor “In view of the above it is a high level of mischief for anyone to have alleged me of any fraudulent activity or shady deal The state government carried out thorough investigation about my personality and my activities before it decided to appoint me as a permanent secretary “The Governor declared openly and publicly too that our appointments were based on merit clean record efficiency seniority and equality “he explained The Permanent Secretary said the state house of Assembly during their over sight function had gone round to assess the projects in the 18 local government areas of the state and adjudged Owo local government as the best council where the money was judiciously utilized “Infact the House of Assembly of Ondo state in their oversight function in December last year visited Owo local government among other local governments in the state and adjudged Owo local government as the best local government that utilized the N60million SURE-P fund judiciously “The allegation was from the gate of hell it was targeted to tarnish my reputation and the integrity of the state government “It is the handiwork of my adversaries known and unknown God has lifted me as permanent secretary because a man cannot receive anything unless it is given to him from above “ A gang of armed men Monday night shot Callistus Ewelike a State House photo journalist who works with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) He is also President Goodluck Jonathan’s media photographer at the Aso Rock villa Ewelike was reportedly shot right in front of his house in Nyanya Abuja between the hours of 10pm and 11pm He had just returned from the commissioning of a power project by the President in Shape area of the nation’s capital The gunmen were said to have arrived the scene on a motorbike aimed their target and quickly sped off DailyPost gathered that it would be the second time Ewelike would be attacked Bandits had some weeks back stormed Ewelike’s residence carting his camera laptop and a few other personal items But the area is supposedly protected as it has two police stations; the Police Station in Area C and the MOPOL Quarter Guard 21 in Area D After the latest incident the journalist’s neighbours rushed him to the National Hospital where he is currently receiving medical attention-Russian relations since the Cold War. later reported him missing.

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Adkins was driving east on US Highway 2 just north of Fisher when Mooney who was westbound attempted to turn left according to the report Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lanesBoth were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not involved in the crash The road was wet because of rainFisher is about 10 miles west of CrookstonThe dogs – Shih Tzus Maltese and Yorkies and crosses of those breeds – are currently living in foster homes spread out across the region One of the homes is that of 4 Luv of Dog Vice President Amy KrachtThe dogs’ former owner Darcy Darrell Smith 51 of Wheatland waived his rights during a Cass County court hearing Monday to regain custody of the dogs A judge gave custody to the Cass County sheriff who turned the dogs over to 4 Luv of Dog for adoptionProsecutors are still considering criminal charges against Smith"We’re tired" Kracht said Friday afternoon at a fellow rescue worker’s home where some of the dogs were playing in the yardKracht had been up since 4 am answering a mass of emails about the Wheatland dogsThe age of the adoptable dogs ranges from months-old puppies to older dogs of 13 or so although age can be difficult to determine precisely in rescue dogs Many of the dogs suffered neglect and undernourishment before their seizure Some had coats so matted they were immobilized by their furKracht said potential owners can fill out applications online but should be aware the process may take a week to 10 days to complete Each adoption requires an in-home visit with a rescue volunteer to make certain potential owners have fenced spaces and other appropriate arrangements for a dog"Some people are calling up and comparing it to adopting a baby" she said of the adoption process Some people are complaining the process is too involvedThe process was developed to keep dogs from coming back Kracht said because a hasty or poorly thought out adoption could end with an adopted rescue dog being surrendered by its new owner"Sometimes people will make an impulse application" and not tell their spouse they’re doing so she said which rarely ends well for that dog "We do visits to make sure your house – and all the people in it – want the dog"Kracht said one of the most positive outcomes of the coverage surrounding the Wheatland case is that it drew attention to the rescue and its mission of finding homes for the region’s homeless dogsDonations and other help for 4 Luv of Dog are critical in the months to come she said The Wheatland dogs are now the property of the rescue and they will need continued medical care "We’ve gotten some great fosters some great volunteers from this" Kracht saidIn the modern world we try to invent ways of making even the most boring things fun Examples include In-flight entertainment beer yoga and Twenty20 cricket And what could be more boring than studying for a law degree As such it is only natural that you can now do a law course based on the magical world of Harry Potter and his pals Credit: PAThe course starts in December at one of Indias top law universities in Kolkata West Bengal The idea is that students will use their imaginations to draw parallels between the stories in JK Rowlings novels and real-life scenariosFor example the course module draws comparisons between social class issues in India and the enslavement of house-elves and the marginalisation of werewolves in the magical wizard booksOther subject matter includes the ministry of magic the persecution of Tom Riddle the Wizengamot trials and the innocence of Sirius Black via GIPHYThe courses full title is An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowlings Potterverse and it has already reached its 40 student capacity with many further students requesting that the class be expandedBut before you start beating yourself with your broomstick for missing out on the opportunity take some comfort from the fact that you never really had the option of doing the course as it is only available as an elective to 4th and 5th year students of the BA LLB (Hons) programme at the National University of Juridical Sciences The course was designed by Professor Shouvik Kumar Guha who said he chose the fantasy novels as the basis for the course due to their unparalleled popularity in India Speaking to the BBC he said: "In our current system we simply tell students the black letter of law"Will they be able to apply pre-existing laws to situations that have never come up before"You can also see so many examples of how media is subverted by political institutions in the Potter books and see parallels in the real world"Rowlings universe talks a lot about how legal institutions are failing in some scenarios"The course module opens with a Potter extract bound to get fantasy wizard nerds salivating:"Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law Miss Granger" asked Scrimgeour"No Im not" retorted Hermione "Im hoping to do some good in the world"Hermione must be a nightmare to teach the precocious little fart sniffer via GIPHYBut to those reading this thinking the world has just gone mad it hasnt just gone mad – it actually went mad in 2010 when Durham University introduced what is believed to be the worlds first Harry Potter based course Since then many universities in the US have started similar Pottery law courses Featured Image Credit: PA Enugu State traders with certificates will now get board appointments The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who made the promise said it was a means of giving the traders a sense of belonging in the affairs of the State Ugwuanyi who was impressed by the large turnout of traders at the Ogbete Main Market Enugu who virtually shut down their stores to welcome the PDP campaign train to the market noted that his decision to accommodate educated traders in his administration was borne out of his desire to identify with the traders and encourage them to contribute their quota to the development of the State He also disclosed that his administration would not only carter for the basic needs of the traders but also create a platform for the improvement of their services and comfort The PDP gubernatorial candidate also promised to provide transformers to some major markets in the State to help boost electricity supply for efficiency and productivity adding that the traders were important stakeholders in the State with a high population of voters and deserved to be given serious attention at all times Ugwuanyi who thanked the market traders for their earlier endorsement of his gubernatorial bid further appealed to them to campaign vigorously for the PDP and as well vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan and all other candidates of the Party in the State in the coming elections in order for them to continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy Earlier in his address the President of Ogbete Main Market Association Enugu and President-General Enugu State Traders Association Hon Temple Udeh told the PDP campaign train that Enugu markets which had the highest concentration of votes in the State had been PDP whole and entire since 1999 and assured the party of a complete vote for all its candidates during the elections He also commended the party for deeming it fit to visit the markets in the State to campaign for votes and interface with the traders emphasizing that they were the first to endorse the candidature of Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Other markets visited by the PDP train were Aria Market Enugu Abakpa Markets and Emene Market Enugu The train will today visit New Artisan Market Enugu Ninth Mile Market Ngwo and Nsukka Main Market Nsukka in conclusion of the last phase of the party’s

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