Kyrgyz President Declares Martial Law in Capital Amid Protests

(Bloomberg) — Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov declared martial law in the capital, Bishkek, Friday in an attempt to curtail the political chaos that has rocked the country since disputed parliamentary elections.

A curfew from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. will be in place until the state of emergency ends on Oct. 21, according to an order from the presidential administration. The head of Kyrgyzstan’s Interior Ministry was appointed the city’s commandant.

The move was an attempt to reassert Jeenbekov’s authority after demonstrators protesting the results of Sunday’s election overran the parliament building and released a former president from jail. Parties close to Jeenbekov had dominated the disputed vote.

Street protests were continuing Friday, according to videos posted by local news website 24.kg.

Earlier Friday, Jeenbekov dissolved the government and fired the head of the military and the chairman of the security council in a series of executive orders.

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Montenegro’s President Asks Pro-Serb Opposition Leader to Form New Government | World News

PODGORICA (Reuters) – Montenegro’s president nominated Zdravko Krivokapic, the leader of a pro-Serb opposition alliance backed by the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church, to form a government on Thursday, ending three decades of socialist rule.

For the Future of Montenegro and its allies from the centre-right alliance Peace is Our Nation, and a group led by the green URA party, jointly secured a slim majority of 41 deputies in the 81-seat parliament in an election on Aug. 30. They subsequently agreed to form a cabinet.

After meeting the leaders of the proposed coalition, President Milo Djukanovic said he would forward Krivokapic’s name to parliament.

Djukanovic, who faces reelection in 2023, said the new government would maintain reforms and investments in the tiny Adriatic republic of only 620,000, a NATO member and a candidate to join the European Union.

“This proves the maturity of our society … Montenegro is recognised as a

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American Chemical Society’s president comments on award of 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 — On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D., Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

“Today’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes CRISPR-Cas9, a super-selective and precise gene-editing tool where chemistry plays an incredibly important role,” says Echegoyen. “This discovery, originally derived from a natural defense mechanism in bacteria against viruses, will have untold applications in treating and curing genetic diseases and fighting cancer, as well as impacts on agricultural and other areas. The future for this technique is indeed bright and promising.”

Doudna has been a member of ACS for 21 years. She has published articles in some of ACS’

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Lebanon’s President Says Consultations on New Government Start Next Week | World News

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday parliamentary consultations to choose a new prime minister who will form the country’s next government will begin on Oct. 15.

Lebanon’s government resigned on Aug. 10 in the wake of a devastating blast that killed nearly 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital, Beirut.

Mustapha Adib, the country’s former ambassador to Berlin, was picked on Aug. 31 to form a cabinet after French President Emmanuel Macron intervened, securing a consensus on naming him in a country where power is shared out between Muslim and Christian sects.

He quit in late September, however, after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet. His resignation dealt a blow to a French plan aimed at rallying sectarian political leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation’s 1975-1990 civil war.

Under the French roadmap, the new government would take

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Lebanon’s president says consultations on new government start next week

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday parliamentary consultations to choose a new prime minister who will form the country’s next government will begin on Oct. 15.

Lebanon’s government resigned on Aug. 10 in the wake of a devastating blast that killed nearly 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital, Beirut.

Mustapha Adib, the country’s former ambassador to Berlin, was picked on Aug. 31 to form a cabinet after French President Emmanuel Macron intervened, securing a consensus on naming him in a country where power is shared out between Muslim and Christian sects.

He quit in late September, however, after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet. His resignation dealt a blow to a French plan aimed at rallying sectarian political leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation’s 1975-1990 civil war.

Under the French roadmap, the new government would take

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Badnore to be president of Holiday Home Society’s governing council





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The Chandigarh administration has constituted the governing council and executive committee of the Holiday Home Society.

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will be the president of the governing council, while its vice-president will be UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida. Secretary, social welfare department, will be the secretary of the society, which will have 19 members, including four nominated members to be appointed by the UT administrator.

The executive committee will have the UT adviser as its chairperson, while UT finance secretary will be its vice-chairperson. It will have eight members, including four from the governing council who will be nominated to the committee by the UT administrator.

The administration had in February taken over the Indira Holiday Home in Sector 24 with plans to set up a high-end old age facility on payment basis.

The administration’s move comes at a time when the demand for

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New President of FTII Society and Chairman of its Governing Council is Shekhar Kapur



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File photo of Shekhar Kapur.

Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was appointed President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s Governing Council on September 29.

Bhupendra Kainthola, director of FTII, told news agency PTI that the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced Kapur’s appointment.

As per an official, Kapur’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023.

“Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information & Broadcasting, posted on Twitter.

Read his tweet here:

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New president of the Danville Historical Society plans to focus on its mission and inclusion

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – Just two weeks into her role as president of the Danville Historical Society, Kendall Ratliffe says they are working to promote inclusiveness and to build trust with the Black community to help tell all sides of Danville’s history.



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Danville Historical Society Responds To Controversy

Like other members of the Danville Historical Society, Ratliffe was left in complete shock when the former president had racist comments about confederate monuments posted through his Facebook profile in July.

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“Danville’s history, last capital of the confederacy, some really vile segregation and suppression here, awareness of that context made it a very stressful and upsetting situation.” said Ratliffe.

The former president, Mark Joyner, says a friend of his made the comments while using his phone.

Still, he resigned, leading to Ratliffe stepping in.

She says she is aware of the road ahead to repair

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Shekhar Kapur is The New President of FTII Society; Ranvir Shorey, Prasoon Joshi Congratulate The Filmmaker



Shekhar Kapur with his mouth open: Shekhar Kapur is The New President of FTII Society


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Shekhar Kapur is The New President of FTII Society


Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur who gained widespread success with the science fiction film Mr. India (1987) has been appointed as the President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected] Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment”. According to an Order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Films Wing), and signed by Under Secretary (Films-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure will last till March 3, 2023. Shekhar Kapur
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New president of the Danville Historical Society plans to focus on their mission and inclusion

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – Just two weeks into her role as president of the Danville Historical Society, Kendall Ratliffe, says they are working to promote inclusiveness and to build trust with the black community to help tell all sides of Danville’s history.

Like other members of the Danville Historical Society, Kendall Ratliffe was left in complete shock when the former president had racist comments about confederate monuments posted through his Facebook profile in July.

“Danville’s history, last capital of the confederacy, some really vile segregation and suppression here, awareness of that context made it a very stressful and upsetting situation.” said Ratliffe.

The former president, Mark Joyner, says that a friend of his made the comments while using his phone.

Still, he resigned, leading to Ratliffe stepping in.

She says she is aware of the road ahead to repair the damage relationship between the organization and the community.

“If you

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