WASHINGTON, United States of America – A survey conducted in the runup to renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement finds majority support for the agreement in all three countries involved.However, that support is weakest by far in the United States.The Pew Research survey finds that of those who took part in the poll, 76 per cent of Canadian respondents, 60 per cent of Mexicans and 51 per cent of Americans supported NAFTA.There is turbulence under the surface of U.S. public opinion: The poll suggests a massive gap in partisan attitudes, with only 30 per cent of respondents who voted Republican supporting NAFTA compared with 68 per cent of Democrats.Any new NAFTA agreement would need to pass votes in the U.S. Congress, and the Republicans hold the majority in both congressional chambers.Renegotiations are expected to start later this year, likely in late summer or fall.Pew surveyed 3,500 people in the three countries by phone from February to April, and says the poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. read more
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has written a newspaper editorial where he suggests a payout to the province’s Metis federation could lead to delays in future flood control measures.Pallister suggests in Saturday’s Winnipeg Free Press that if Manitoba Hydro agreed to pay the Manitoba Metis Federation close to $70 million for its cooperation on future projects, it would set a precedent.He suggests the government might also have to pony up when it attempts to move forward with an outlet from Lake Manitoba, which he says is meant to prevent devastating floods like ones that occurred in 2011.On Friday, Manitoba appointed five new people to the Manitoba Hydro board after all but one member quit en masse earlier in the week, citing their inability to secure a meeting with Pallister.In the editorial, Pallister says Crowns Minister Cliff Cullen and his senior officials met or spoke with the Hydro board chair many times in the past year.He suggests buying cooperation for Hydro projects now could cause delays on the Lake Manitoba project, and even another flood.“What if all this causes such delay that we experience another flood similar to 2011 in the interim?” Pallister asks in the editorial.“Will we be spending another $400 million on housing and returning displaced residents to their homes? Will we be spending millions more on compensation payments for lives disrupted and homes, farms and cottages destroyed?“Before too long, we would be looking at a billion-dollar boondoggle. A billion dollars of taxpayers’ money spent on an entirely preventable scenario.”The province has been consulting with 14 First Nations in the Interlake region for flood outlet channels for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin.Pallister has previously called the channels one of the most significant infrastructure projects in a generation.Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand was not available to respond to Pallister’s editorial on Saturday afternoon, but has already accused the premier of using “race card” tactics.Federation spokeswoman Lindsay Ridgley said the group was preparing its own editorial to be run sometime this week.The premier has said the dispute with the previous Hydro board stemmed from a proposal it submitted last fall to pay the Metis federation $67 million over 20 years in relation to new hydro developments.A copy of the proposed deal says the federation would agree not to oppose projects for up to 50 years.Former chair Sanford Riley said the settlement made sense in light of recent court rulings that have supported Metis rights, and Chartrand has said the money was partly to compensate for land cleared for hydro poles.Pallister, however, has called the settlement “persuasion money.”“This situation was not caused by a lack of communication. It was caused by our government’s refusal to agree to a deal that would have been bad for Manitoba. A deal that tries to sell away the future rights of Metis people to express their views on Hydro projects,” Pallister wrote. read more
26 June 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all United Nations Member States to accede to the Convention against Torture, and to also consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention which includes international and national visits to places of detention. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all United Nations Member States to accede to the Convention against Torture, and to also consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention which includes international and national visits to places of detention.Referring to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mr. Ban said, in a message to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, that the foundation of international human rights law strictly prohibits torture “under any and all circumstances.”“And yet, 60 years since the adoption of the Declaration, torture persists, devastating millions of victims and their families,” he said, adding that the Day was “a call to speak out and take action on their behalf and against all those who commit torture and all forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” The Secretary-General also called on States to do more to ensure that the torture-protection framework was applied in a gender-sensitive manner. “Certain forms of gender-specific violence amount to torture as it is defined in the Convention against Torture,” he said. “I call on the international community to strengthen the international legal framework to ensure better protection for women, including access to international assistance.” Mr. Ban also called on all governments to continue their support of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, which he described as one of the largest UN humanitarian trust funds, helping provide victims with medical and psychological care, legal and social aid, and financial support. In a related development, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) released a statement calling for comprehensive efforts to stop torture and ill-treatment in the country.Among other measures, the office called for the prosecution of torture and ill-treatment to the extent possible using existing criminal laws as well as urgent steps to adopt new specific legislation. The office also urged the Government to implement the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission on torture, as well as improvements to the Torture Compensation Act to ensure a victim’s right to reparations.“Concerted action and continuing political will is needed to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to stop ill-treatment and torture, and to dismantle the culture of impunity that exists in Nepal,” OHCHR-Nepal Deputy Representative Jyoti Sanghera said. read more
Greece’s left-wing govt majority cut to just 3 seats after austerity vote by Derek Gatopoulos And Nicholas Paphitis, The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2015 4:15 am MDT Last Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Minisipal contract workers chat as they protest outside the Labour Ministry in Athens, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. A prominent lawmaker in Greece’s governing left-wing party has stepped down, hours before an important vote on reforms demanded by bailout creditors, saying he can no longer back government policies.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s left-wing government saw its majority cut to just three seats in parliament on Thursday following dissent over an austerity vote.Lawmakers voted 153-137 to loosen rules in a mortgage protection scheme and impose new fees and taxes, including higher duties on wine.But one deputy was expelled from the ruling left-wing Syriza party’s parliamentary group and another from its rightist coalition partner after both defied their parties.The result leaves Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with just 153 seats in the 300-member parliament, two months after his victory in a general election.Eurozone bailout lenders had demanded the new measures in exchange for the next loan payout to Greece as well as a planned bank rescue — totalling 12 billion euros ($12.9 billion).New mortgage rules were needed to return Greek banks to health, Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis argued.“We have a record amount for non-performing loans, around 40 per cent, while in the rest of Europe the average is about 5-7 per cent. We have to reduce that number,” he told parliament.Tsipras, 41 and his Syriza party were first elected in January pledging to scrap austerity measures implemented since Greece’s its first bailout in 2010. He was re-elected in September, despite a split in his party after he broke key pledges to keep Greece in the eurozone and avoid bankruptcy.Before Thursday’s vote, former government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis gave up his seat in parliament to protest the austerity measures.Tsipras now faces more major hurdles in coming weeks, with a drastic overhaul planned for the country’s troubled pension system. And he can no longer count on support from pro-European opposition parties, which had insisted he avoid calling the early election in September.“I’d like to see how you’ll sleep at night when the first home owner loses his house,” conservative opposition leader Evangelos Meimarakis told government lawmakers. “Mr. Tsipras promised to protect primary homes. It was a lie to get people to vote for him.”___Follow Gatopoulos at http://www.twitter.com/dgatopoulos read more
The international meeting in Vienna is the first since the UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem in April 2016, where a new framework was adopted which puts people at the centre of global policies on drug control. In a video message for the session, Secretary-General António Guterres called that framework “rich and forward-looking” and urged Governments to “build on the momentum with joint action to honour commitments.” Mr. Guterres welcomed the current session’s “intensive, inclusive and comprehensive follow-up” to the April agreement and urged discussions to draw from the fields of law enforcement, prevention, health care, human rights and development. This session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs brings together around 1,500 delegates representing Member States, inter-governmental organizations, and civil society for a global discussion on the world drug problem, according to a press release. RELATED: World drug problem: UN adopts new framework for policies to ‘put people first’In his address, Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), outlined how the UN agency is working with Governments and other partners to combat illicit drugs. “We are also helping to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and promote peace and security through alternative development in the countries most affected by illicit crop cultivation,” Mr. Fedotov said. He added that “alternative development is aimed at, not only reducing the cultivation of coca, opium poppy and cannabis, but also improving the socio-economic conditions of marginalized farming communities.”The senior UN official noted that this year’s World Drug Report – likely out this June – will focus on the nexus between the drug problem and transnational organized crime, corruption, illicit financial and arms flows and terrorism, which are of increasing concern to the Security Council and the entire international community. Among the UN agency’s projects, Mr. Fedotov pointed to work which is helping to build capacities to ensure that drug lords are brought to justice and support for alternatives to conviction or punishment for minor offences. Also participating at today’s opening was Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). UNODC and WHO had recently signed a new agreement to promote health and science-based and rights-based approach to drug challenges, such as making sure that people treat drug use disorders as an alternative to criminal justice sanctions. read more
The teal curve assumes that Bell reports for Week 2 and begins collecting his $855,529 paychecks,2Players earn salaries during their bye weeks, so Bell would earn about $13.7 million for the rest of the season. and then signs a contract with $38 million in guaranteed money at the end of the season. This would make Bell’s total compensation close to $52 million, representing a probable best-case scenario for Bell. The orange curve assumes that he holds out until Week 11, and thus loses out on $855,529 for the next nine weeks, but then signs the same contract with $38 million guaranteed in free agency. In this scenario, Bell would earn $44 million in total.3Including the $855,529 for Weeks 11 through 17, which comes out to $6 million.Crucially, both models assume that Bell receives no future contract if he is injured. Should he go down after signing with Pittsburgh for this season, Bell would collect only the salary guaranteed him under the franchise tag, a very pessimistic scenario. Yet in our chart, we see that the point at which a holdout is expected to become more profitable is outside the range accounting for our best guess at the true injury rate. So reporting and playing is the best option if Bell is seeking to maximize his earnings.Is this the end of the story? Perhaps not — if Bell is actually worth more in free agency than Fitzgerald estimates. If Bell is able to land a contract worth more than Todd Gurley’s, for a total guaranteed contract value of $55 million, holding out becomes a profitable decision. Last weekend, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell sat out the first game of the regular season rather than play under the NFL franchise tag. Slated to earn $14.5 million in guaranteed money in 2018, Bell loses out on $855,529 each week he fails to report. The franchise tag would make Bell the third highest paid running back in the NFL this season — but only if he actually plays. Around the league, there is a wide range of speculation on how long Bell’s holdout will last. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that his sources believe Bell could be back by the end of September, while others note his holdout could conceivably last through Week 10.1To play any part of this season, Bell must sign by 4 p.m. Eastern on the Tuesday following Week 10, or Nov. 13.Bell’s agent, Adisa Bakari, has hinted that Bell is holding out at least partially because of concerns that the Steelers will overuse him in what is likely his final year with the team. Bakari and Bell appear to have decided to hold out as long as possible to avoid that potential workload and the injury risk it brings. This is a legitimate concern: If Bell suffered a major injury without already obtaining significant guaranteed money, it could end up costing the star running back tens of millions of dollars.So for now, Bell and Bakari’s plan seems to be to maximize his future earnings by forgoing a guaranteed weekly paycheck. But if profit maximization is the aim, is this actually the correct approach? Should Bell hold out through Week 10 if his goal is to earn the most money?To answer those questions, Bell’s camp must balance the amount of guaranteed money he is likely to earn in the open market with the risk of injury if he plays this season. The market for elite running backs in the NFL is difficult to gauge, but we have two recent comps to help us land on an approximate value. I asked NFL salary cap expert Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap for his opinion, and he believes Bell will likely command a contract that will land somewhere between what Todd Gurley and David Johnson were able to negotiate.“Realistically, I can’t see a path to exceed $45 million in guarantees to top Gurley,” Fitzgerald told me. “In light of the Johnson deal, I’d probably say a fair number to use is something between $35 [million] and $38 million in injury guarantees and probably looking at a three-year deal.”Bell and his agent surely have a salary target in mind, and it may well be different from what Fitzgerald estimates Bell is worth. For now, we’ll use the high end of Fitzgerald’s range and assume that Bell lands a contract with $38 million in guarantees. Next we need to calculate the injury risk of playing running back in the NFL. Moreover, we need to adjust the injury rate to account for players who see a large volume of touches. Over his career, since 2013, Bell has averaged 24.9 touches per game, the most in the league. Each of those touches is an opportunity for a serious injury that could rob Bell of his future earnings.According to Football Outsiders, the running back position has the second highest rate of serious injuries in the league at less than 20 percent. Serious injuries are defined as those that cause a player to miss four or more games, which is the outcome Bell surely wants to avoid. This injury rate estimate is probably too low, however. Football Outsiders includes all running backs on each 53-man roster in its rate calculation, regardless of whether they actually take the field. Being tackled in the NFL is a major driver of injury, so we need to account for touches on the field of play.One way to do this is to leverage fantasy drafts as a proxy for running back usage in the upcoming season. Fantasy players use the early part of their drafts to take running backs who they anticipate will see high volume. To estimate the injury rate for these players, I reached out to epidemiologist Zach Binney, a sports performance and injury consultant and a writer for Football Outsiders. Binney took average draft position (ADP) data from 2007 to 2015 and used Football Outsider’s proprietary injury database to calculate the serious injury rate for running backs with a preseason positional ADP of 24 or greater. He estimates that the true likelihood of serious injury is between 20.9 and 32.8 percent for NFL running backs over a season.Armed with these findings, we can create payoff curves based on a range of possible per-game injury probabilities. In this scenario, the point at which a holdout is expected to become more profitable falls within our true injury range estimate. Bell’s decision to hold out here makes sense because it balances future earnings with the risk of injury.In both scenarios, there is a possibility that the injury rate we’ve calculated is underestimating the true danger to Bell’s health and future earnings. After all, Bell’s workload is extreme: He led the NFL with 406 touches last season. There may also be motivations at play in Bell’s holdout that are not related to compensation, and not all costs can be captured in a simple model.That said, the chances of Bell getting a contract north of $38 million seem very low. The last best offer from the Steelers reportedly included just $10 million guaranteed. James Conner, Bell’s replacement, recorded 192 yards from scrimmage along with two touchdowns against the Browns in Week 1. If Bell’s overriding goal is to get paid and maximize his earnings, his best course of action is to report immediately to team headquarters and start cashing his checks.Check out our latest NFL predictions.CORRECTION (Sept. 13, 2018, 6 p.m.): A description of the first chart in a previous version of this article transposed the colors of the curves. read more
Posted: May 2, 2019 Much to be thankful for #NationalDayOfPrayer pic.twitter.com/Zeg7a1TF0U— Steve Vaus (@SteveVaus) May 2, 2019The East County Mayors Prayer Luncheon is scheduled to be held at Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon at 11 a.m., featuring remarks from officials representing El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis and Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez are expected to attend.Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at mayorsprayerlunch.com.El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells will be attending the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House with Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. Goldstein was invited to the White House event by President Donald Trump in a conversation following Saturday’s shooting during which Goldstein lost his right index finger.Santee Mayor John Minto will also be in Washington, D.C. to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation to discuss funding for improvements to state Route 52.Encinitas will hold its 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center at 7:30 a.m., with Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Christian and Jewish clergy members and representatives of the Baha’i Faith set to speak.“In the midst of the current turmoil happening in America and across the globe, we need to come together as a community to show our love, respect and support for one another, regardless of religious affiliation,” Blakespear said. “This year’s prayer breakfast will be both a recognition of how far we’ve come and how much farther we need to go as a people to create a world based on acceptance and inclusion.”Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.A bill signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1988 called on the president to issue a proclamation each year designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”In his proclamation declaring Thursday as a National Day of Prayer, Trump said, “Our nation’s honored tradition of prayer has sustained us and strengthened our trust that God will continue to watch over and accompany us through the best of times and the darkest hours.“May we as Americans never forget the power of prayer and the greatness of our Creator. On this National Day of Prayer, let each of us, according to our own faiths, call upon God for His guidance and express our gratitude for the love and grace He bestows on us and our country.” May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:07 AM National Day of Prayer events set for El Cajon, Encinitas SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Interfaith events will be held in El Cajon and Encinitas Thursday to mark the National Day of Prayer, while Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells are set to attend the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter read more
The FBI has announced they have have found nothing linking ISIS to a man who had planned to bomb Dolphin mall.Officials said 53-year old Vicente Solano came up with the idea to bomb a busy food court “on his own.”Solano is accused of concocting a plan to blow up the Dolphin Mall, on Oct. 20.Undercover agents who sold Solano a “fake bomb” arrested him outside the mall with the device.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are looking for the person behind a home invasion in Miami, Monday afternoon.According to City of Miami Police, the armed thief came in through the unlocked back door of a house near North Miami Avenue and Northwest 35th Street.Investigators said the male subject stole a chain and other jewelry.Police said the perpetrator stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall and has a thin build. He was wearing a black hoodie and camouflage shorts at the time of the incident.If you have any information on this home invasion, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Due to concern for public health and safety related to the Swan Lake wildfire activity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service yesterday issued emergency area closure orders for portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Chugach National Forest – Seward Ranger District. Closures for the Chugach National Forest include: All National Forest Service (NFS) lands and facilities south of American Creek to its intersection with Resurrection Pass Trail. All NFS lands west of Resurrection Pass Trail to Devils Creek Trail. All NFS lands southwest of the Devils Creek Trail to Quartz Creek. All NFS lands west of Quartz Creek and north of the Sterling Highway to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/ National Forest boundary. All NFS lands east of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/National Forest boundary to American Creek. There are no hunting closures around the Caribou Lake Fire but people are asked to stay out of the fire area itself due to shallow rooted trees falling and the danger of deep ash pits that are difficult to see.Closures for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge include specific lands adjacent to and including the Swan Lake Fire north of Sterling Highway and all public facilities and lands within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. Consult the Refuge Closure Order and map for detailed description. When in camp, hunters should be aware that burn bans are also in effect across the Kenai Peninsulaborough because of the wildfire danger and active fires in the area. All burning, including campfiresand the use of charcoal grills, is currently prohibited, including campfires in established fire pits or rings in designated campgrounds. read more
BENGALURU: BJP in Karnataka has decided to stage a dharna at the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who it claimed, has lost majority after 14 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) quit. The coalition has been rocked by the resignations of 14 MLAs – 11 of Congress and three of JDS. “I have held discussions with our legislators and we have decided to hold a protest in front of the Gandhi statue at 11 AM, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who has lost majority,” party state unit Chief B S Yeddyurappa told reporters here. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The former Chief Minister has been holding a series of meetings with party leaders at his residence since morning on the ongoing political developments and BJP’s plan of action. According to sources, Yeddyurappa is expected to meet Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. BJP’s protest comes a day after Congress leaders,including AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal and Congress Legislature Party leader Si Siddaramaiah staged a dharna in front of the Gandhi statue, accusing the party of trying to destabilize the government by undemocratic means, using money and political power. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In a blow to the Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) government, the number of coalition MLAs who have resigned has increased to 14, with the addition of R Roshan Baig on Tuesday. Of the 14 MLAs,11 are from Congress and three from JD(S). The ruling coalition faces the threat of losing its majority if the resignations of the rebel MLAs are accepted. Advertise With Us The JD(S)-Congress coalition’s total strength is 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker. With the support of the two independents, who Monday resigned from the ministry, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224 member House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the 14 MLAs are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 102. The Speaker also has a vote. Meanwhile, a delegation of BJP leaders,led by party state General Secretary Arvind Limbavali went to the office of the Speaker Ramesh Kumar to meet him, but he was not there. Speaking to reporters, Limbavali said they had come to meet him regarding the assembly session, starting from July 12. “But the Speaker has told us he is away, so we will seek an appointment once again and meet him.” read more
A view of ExxonMobil’s Baytown, TX complex in 2014.Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has agreed to spend more than $300 million dollars to settle air pollution allegations.The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Tuesday. The agency alleged the company has violated air pollution rules since the mid-2000’s at its petrochemical plants in Baytown, Beaumont and Mont Belvieu in Texas, and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Under the agreement, the company will pay a $2.5 million fine, and install about $300 million worth of pollution controls and monitoring equipment.“We will be enforcing environmental laws in this administration,” said Patrick Traylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator at the EPA.Traylor said the pollution in question came from flares that burn off waste gas.“We’ve alleged that the company modified those facilities in a way that increased the amount of air pollution from those flares without obtaining required Clean Air Act permits,” he said.ExxonMobil still denies it violated any rules.Luke Metzger, with Environment Texas, called it a “very good settlement,” though he said the company could pay more.“They certainly have the resources to pay a higher penalty,” he said. “They very likely profited significantly by failing to reduce this pollution earlier and follow the law.”The plant upgrades will include flare gas recovery systems and benzene monitors installed on some of the plants’ fences. Share read more
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will hold a “Dance With Me” event at Gateway DC, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.E. on July 17 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The event will include performances by 1960’s Doo-Wop group The Jewels and Brencore Allstars with a tribute to Motown and an Interactive Hand Dance workshop with the National Hand Dance Association. The cost is free. There will be an open dance floor and lawn chairs welcomed. For more information, contact Ebony Brown at email@example.com or by phone 202-724-5613.
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The collapse in Cypriot peace talks in July 2017 have reduced the chances of a permanent reunification deal in the near term from slim to extremely remote, a leading financial research body has said.Business Monitor International (BMI) Research, is part of the Fitch group and provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis, covering 24 industries and 200 global markets.A BMI analysis published on Thursday said the 2018 presidential elections were unlikely to be followed by a breakthrough in peace talks.Talks collapsed on July 7, following a make-or-break week of intensive multilateral diplomatic negotiations in Switzerland that were set to culminate a two-year-old process.“While some reports indicated that the participants were very close to reaching a deal, following more than two years of negotiations overall, others indicated that the talks descended into an acrimonious yelling match,” the report said.“Officials involved in the talks insisted that the path to a deal in 2017 is not completely closed, and a resumption of negotiations is possible in October or November, but we believe the chances of a deal have been reduced from slim to extremely remote.”BMI said that with the collapse of the talks, political focus in Cyprus had turned to the 2018 presidential elections, which would have implications for the peace process.President Nicos Anastasiades was likely to announce by early October whether he will stand again at the presidential election.“While polling is limited, conditions appear to be in favour of Anastasiades,” BMI said.It also said economic growth was stronger now than at any point since 2008, and this momentum should be largely sustained into the first quarter of 2018.It suggested that Anastasiades’ main line of attack would be attacking Papadopoulos’s choice of a eurosceptic as economic adviser.Also importantly for Anastasiades, it added, the combination of strong growth and healthy fiscal dynamics meant that the government had more room to increase expenditure ahead of the presidential election, which could help boost the incumbent’s popularity.“All of this contributes to our core view that he will be narrowly re-elected,” said the report.It said that when the reunification talks collapsed, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci accused Anastasiades of prioritising re-election over a solution to the Cyprus problem.“This could mean that Anastasiades’ re-election could give him a mandate to push on with talks, but the outlook has certainly deteriorated from late 2016 when it looked like a deal might be reached in 2017.”Anastasiades insists that the election will play no part in the peace process, but “our core view is that until the next president is chosen, the likelihood of a breakthrough in negotiations is very unlikely”.The Greek Cypriot position is that the negotiations cannot continue until Turkey decides to come back to the table. The UN’s special envoy to the peace talks, Espen Barth Eide, said that the termination of Turkish guarantees on the island was actually on the cards, but Anastasiades vehemently denied this, saying that the Ankara’s insistance for a permanent presence of Turkish troops was the dealbreaker.“This may have been a hard-line stance intended to shore up support with the domestic electorate. By failing to get a deal, Anastasiades’ political fortunes may have arguably diminished, but the vast majority of Greek Cypriots had been skeptical that such a deal could have been reached anyway,” BMI said.“If Anastasiades had agreed to a deal that was totally unpalatable for the Greek Cypriot electorate by ceding too much power to the Turkish side, it would likewise have cost him in the 2018 elections.”His presidential election opponents would attack him for accepting a solution that did not require a complete pull out by Turkish forces, according to BMI’s analysis. In this regard, the apparent intransigence of the north and Turkey on the troop presence gave Anastasiades a way to return to his domestic electorate and say that he gave it his best effort, but the other side was to blame.“Anastasiades’ stance may have been influenced by electoral considerations, but it seems clear now that he appears unable to broach the divide with Turkey over security agreements,” the report continues.It said a change in president may not make much difference to domestic policy, nor make a peace deal more plausible. Diko and its leader Nicolas Papadopoulos oppose a bi-zonal federal solution to the Cyprus problem, calling Turkey an unreliable partner and attacking Anastasiades for conceding too much in negotiations.Akel, it said, has historically been pro-reunification in principle but on has been reluctant to cede too much Greek Cypriot autonomy, criticising Anastasiades’ approach and promoting a ‘soft no’ vote in the 2004 referendum.BMI said that from a domestic economic standpoint, Diko has been centrist, and Akel is unlikely to pursue particularly radical policy despite its communist leanings. At his candidacy announcement, Akel’s Stavros Malas, it added, denounced the Anastasiades administration’s failure to tackle economic inequality, but still called for disciplined fiscal policy, with some redistribution of resources possible within a responsible budget framework.“While this may seem a departure from traditional communist ideology, this formula has appeared to work in other eurozone countries that are slowly emerging from financial crisis, such as Portugal. Bottom Line: Reunification A Long Way Off”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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